Arcadia University News

November 11, 2016

Murer ’06 Recognized for Community Achievement at ANCA World Autism Festival

Phoebe Murer ’06 , a graduate of Arcadia’s Psychology/Pre-Art Therapy program, received the third place International Naturally Autistic People (INAP) Award in Community Achievement at the 2016 ANCA World Autism Festival, held in Vancouver from Sept. 30 to Oct. 5. As an ANCA World Ambassador, Murer...

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October 18, 2016

Family of Shirley Orlowitz Gross Dedicates Bench at Easton Pond

The family of Shirley Orlowitz Gross ’46 dedicated a bench and tree at Arcadia University’s Easton Pond on March 9. Her husband, Bernie Gross, said the serene water feature was the perfect location to memorialize Shirley, who passed away April 5, 2011. While attending Arcadia University...

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January 1, 2016

SGB Welcomes New M.B.A. Alumni Association Board

Members of the M.B.A. Alumni Association Board: Jeff Frazier ’14M, Noreen McDonough ’15M, Liz Zimmer ’14M, Brian Bulman ’12M, Ashley Jones ’15M, Samantha Hobson ’10M, Inessa Gerstman ’11M, and Marco Ward ’98, ’11M Arcadia University’s School of Global Business welcomed a new M.B.A. Alumni...

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December 22, 2015

Dr. Paradis Publishes on African-American Cavalry in Civil War

Dr. James M. Paradis , adjunct professor of history, published “Men of Nerve: The 5th Massachusetts Cavalry in the Civil War” in the December 2015 issue of Military Images , a magazine dedicated to the photographic history of the Civil War. Paradis writes on the 5th Massachusetts Cavalry, one of...

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December 3, 2015

Campus UKNIGHTS for Inaugural Day of Giving

On Dec. 1, nearly 700 Knights around the world joined together in support of Arcadia. The inaugural UKNIGHT 1 Day of Giving, a campaign supporting graduate and undergraduate programs, scholarships, and study abroad, exceeded its goals, with 695 donors contributing $48,920 in a 24-hour period. Part...

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November 16, 2015

For Sixth Consecutive Year, Arcadia University Ranked First in U.S. in Study Abroad

For the sixth consecutive year, and for the seventh time in the past eight years, Arcadia University is ranked first in the U.S. in study abroad participation, according to the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors report. Arcadia earned the recognition based on the percentage of...

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November 16, 2015

Women's Soccer Wins ECAC South Championship for Third Straight Year

The top-seeded women's soccer team claimed its third consecutive Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III South Championship on Nov. 15 with a victory over second-seeded Lebanon Valley. Melia Ochsner ’16 was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. The Knights are the third...

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November 12, 2015

Students Plant Thousands of Daffodil Bulbs to Beautify Campus

On Oct. 30, nearly 100 students and President Nicolette DeVille Christensen led an effort to plant more than 2,600 daffodil bulbs at 16 locations around campus in a beautification and sustainability effort made possible through support from the Office of the President. Popular thoroughfares outside...

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November 11, 2015

McKeehen ’13 Wins World Series of Poker Main Event

The poker world has a new champion. Joe McKeehen '13 won the 2015 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event, which concluded on Nov. 11. He bested a field of 6,420 players to take home the top prize of $7.6 million and the coveted WSOP bracelet during the ESPN-televised event. In the final hand,...

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November 5, 2015

MBA Alumni Association Begins 'Executives After 5' Series

Over 70 people gathered at the Top of the Tower in Philadelphia on Oct. 14 for the "Executives After 5" event with the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP). Sponsored by the MBA Alumni Assocation (MBA AA) and the Arcadia Alumni Association , it was the first in the series, which...

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October 27, 2015

NBC10 Quotes Moran on Toddler Forensic Investigation

Kimberlee Moran , assistant director of the forensic science program, was interviewed by NBC10 on the forensic investigation of Brendan Creato, the three year-old found dead in Cooper River Park near his home in Haddon Township, N.J., in October. Moran, who also spoke on the case with

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October 20, 2015

Dr. Hilary Dick Awarded Research Fellowship

Dr. Hilary Parsons Dick , assistant professor of international studies, has been awarded a Wenner-Gren Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship , which supports the development of previously completed research. The Fellowship, which she will hold throughout 2016, will support the final stages of revision on...

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October 19, 2015

Dr. Chauhan Speaks at Literary Award Ceremony

Dr. Pradyumna Chauhan , professor of English , spoke on “The Forms of Poetic Excellence” at the Diaspora Writing Award Ceremony (“diaspora” refers to the dispersion of people from their ancestral homeland). The ceremony, held Oct. 10 in Jenkintown by the Gardi Research Institute for Diaspora...

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October 16, 2015

Dr. Abboud Talks Syria on WHYY’s ‘Radio Times’

Dr. Samer Abboud , associate professor of international studies, spoke on the Oct. 12 episode of WHYY-FM’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane. Dr. Abboud, joined by Dr. Mitchell Orenstein of the University of Pennsylvania, discussed the crisis in Syria and Russia’s recent involvement in the Middle...

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October 15, 2015

Dr. Scott’s Book Nominated for Samuel Johnson Prize (Updated)

Update : Dr. Laurence Scott's book, The Four Dimensional Human , was shortlisted for the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize. The winner will be announced Monday, Nov. 2. The other finalists are: Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Steve...

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October 14, 2015

On Newsworks, Clark Combats Myths on Bisexual Identity

Theresa Clark , adjunct professor of community and global public health, wrote “Let’s Dispel Some Myths on Bisexuality—First; Yes, We Exist” for Essayworks, a section of WHYY’s In the article, Clark relays the struggles of identifying as bisexual and the fears that many go through as...

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October 13, 2015

At Conference, Educators Discuss Creating Safe and Welcoming Schools

Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine speaks at the School of Education ’s Creating Safe and Welcoming Schools Conference on Sep. 30. Each year, the conference offers educators, community leaders, families, and students the opportunity to collaborate and learn to create safe, affirming...

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October 12, 2015

Kauffman ’16 Questions Big Budget Campaigning on Newsworks

Noah Kauffman ’16 , a business administration major, published “US Election Campaigns Distinguish Themselves by Wasting Billions” for the Essayworks section of WHYY’s In the article, Kauffman discusses wealth in politics and the effect of high-budget campaigns on candidates with...

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October 7, 2015

PA Program Receives $14,000 Grant for Nicaragua Mission

The Physician Assistant Foundation has awarded Arcadia University with a Robert K. Pedersen Global Outreach Humanitarian Assistance Grant in the amount of $14,660. Funding from the grant, titled Medical and Public Health Mission in Nicaragua, will be used to purchase medical and dental supplies for...

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October 7, 2015

R&R Voice and Data Donate Money for New Electric Kiln

In September 2015, technology company R&R Voice and Data donated $5,900 to purchase a new electric kiln for the Ceramics department. The kiln will be installed in the Ceramics kiln room on the first floor of Murphy Hall. With about 50 students in Ceramics courses each semester, the kilns are...

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September 23, 2015

Student Organization Gives Back to Veterans at Wills for Heroes

On Sept. 12, members of the Arcadia community gave back to those who have served in the armed forces and as first responders by providing a frequently put off but critical service: estate planning. At Wills for Heroes, organized by the Student Veteran Organization (SVO) with the help of the...

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