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July 25, 2018

The Graduating Class of 2018: Ready to Take on the World

The spirits of 1,000 students earning doctoral, master’s, and baccalaureate degrees could not be dampened by the threat of rain during the 162nd Arcadia University Commencement ceremonies on May 17 and 18 in Kuch Alumni Gymnasium. At Thursday evening’s Graduate Commencement Ceremony, 490...

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July 25, 2018

Alumni Weekend 2018

The Arcadia campus came alive with the return of more than 300 Beaver College and Arcadia alumni, family, and friends for Alumni Weekend, May 4 and 5. Guests came from near and far to remember, relive, and reunite with the University community during events and reunions. The celebratory weekend...

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July 25, 2018

A President for the Future

On a cloudy, April afternoon, more than 200 Arcadia students gathered onto Haber Green. The boisterous group carried signs that urged “AU Turn on the Light”— a protest over a plan to reduce the size of the faculty at Arcadia and a call for more transparency. Several students took to the microphone...

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June 8, 2018

Fashion Designer Bonner ’07 Interviewed by Philly Mag

Graphic Design alumna Iris Bonner ’07 likes to party with Cardi. And Mary J. Blige, Pink, Missy Elliott— her clientele is star-studded, comprised of powerful women. As the designer behind These Pink Lips— a brand that fuses vibrancy, sexuality, and rebellious pop culture— Bonner uses paint...

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June 4, 2018

Dr. O’Connor Named Professor Emeritus After 50 Years of Service

In recognition of 50 years of teaching excellence, groundbreaking research, and dedicated service to Arcadia University, Dr. Finbarr O’Connor , professor and chair of Philosophy and Religion, has been named Professor Emeritus. Dr. O’Connor has served as a full professor since 1990 and has chaired...

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May 30, 2018

Arcadia Hosts Yearly Emergency Preparedness Training

During a three-hour exercise on the morning of May 30, faculty and staff at Arcadia prepared for an active shooter scenario. The yearly emergency preparedness training session, which Arcadia’s Department of Public Safety conducted with the Cheltenham Township Police Department and the Montgomery...

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May 30, 2018

Faculty, Staff Recognized at 2018 Years of Service Luncheon

By Nicole Gieselman '19 On May 23, Arcadia University celebrated its dedicated faculty and staff at the 2018 Years of Service Luncheon in the Kuch Gymnasium. The ceremony recognized outstanding research, teaching, and student support efforts by faculty and staff, including Dr. Pradyumna Chauhan ,...

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May 29, 2018

Records Are Made to be Broken

Several Arcadia student-athletes shattered single season records this year: Softball Shannon Ryan '20 (outside hitter)- single season draw controls (132) Baseball Bryan Gillen '19 (infield)- single season hits (80), runs (65), and total bases (114) Sean Carew '19 (outfield)- single season RBIs (52...

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May 29, 2018

Gearhart’s Chamber Choir Wins Grammy for Choral Performance

When he’s not leading Arcadia’s vocal ensembles, Adjunct Professor and University Choir Director Steven Gearhart is taking home golden gramophones. As managing director and assistant conductor of The Crossing, a nationally recognized chamber choir specializing in new works that address social...

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May 21, 2018

Class of 2018 Ready to Lead

The spirits of 1,000 students earning doctoral, master’s, and baccalaureate degrees could not be dampened by the threat of rain during the 162nd Arcadia University Commencement ceremonies on May 17 and 18 at Kuch Center Alumni Gymnasium. At Thursday evenings Graduate Commencement Ceremony, 490...

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May 21, 2018

Arcadia Athletics Sends Cohort to Houston to Help with Rebuilding Efforts from Hurricane Harvey

The Arcadia Athletics Department has been raising money since Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast in order to send a cohort to Houston to help with the recovery efforts. The Knights landed in Houston yesterday morning and have begun helping those recover and rebuild. The group consists of two full-...

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May 11, 2018

Arcadia Hosts Alumni Weekend 2018

The Arcadia campus came alive with the return of more than 300 Beaver College and Arcadia alumni, family, and friends for Alumni Weekend, May 4 and 5. Guests came from near and far to remember, relive, and reunite with the University community during events and reunions. The celebratory weekend...

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May 11, 2018

WalkingStick ’59M, ’11H Lectures on Native American Art

Kay WalkingStick ’59M, ’11H presented her retrospective “Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist” at Montclair Art Museum’s annual Gaelen Family Artist Lecture on April 28. Joined by Montclair curator Kathleen Ash-Milby, WalkingStick discussed the curatorial process and the significance of each piece...

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May 10, 2018

DiFranco ’14MFA Publishes Novel Inspired by Underground Music

Daniel DiFranco ’14MFA , a graduate of Arcadia’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, published Panic Years , a novel that draws on his lifelong exploration of music and the trials of artistic pursuit. Panic Years follows the fictional band Qualia and its bass player, Paul, as the...

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May 9, 2018

Political Science Majors Present at National Student Research Conference

Political Science majors Nicole Franiok ’18 , Erika Raskay ’18 , and Cameron Allen ’18 presented research at the fifth annual Pi Sigma Alpha National Student Research Conference in Washington, D.C., in February. Franiok and Raskay’s presentations were based on their Senior Capstone research topics...

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May 9, 2018

Omani Official Proposes Archaeology Programs for Arcadia Students

Dr. Said bin Nasser Al Salmi, director general of the Office of His Majesty the Sultan's Advisor for Cultural Affairs in Oman, met with President Ajay Nair on April 27 to discuss expanding Arcadia’s programs in Oman. An archaeologist by training, Dr. bin Nasser Al Salmi expressed interest in...

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May 8, 2018

Ambassador to Kenya Encourages International Collaboration

On April 26, Dr. Kipyego Cheluget, ambassador from Kenya and assistant secretary general for the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), visited President Ajay Nair at Arcadia to explore a joint project between Arcadia, COMESA, and the American Graduate School (AGS) in Paris...

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May 3, 2018

Dr. Riggan Awarded Fellowship for Research on Eritrean Refugees

Dr. Jennifer Riggan , associate professor of Historical and Political Studies, will continue her research into Eritrean refugees at the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research during the summer of 2019. Dr. Riggan is conducting the research through the Georg Arnhold Program on...

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May 1, 2018

Criminal Justice Team Wins Spirit Award at Intercollegiate Debate Competition

Members of Arcadia’s Criminal Justice Debate team took home several awards during their first competition in the Intercollegiate Criminal Justice Debate at West Chester University on April 21. The eight-member team finished fourth out of eight participating schools in debating “Should convicted...

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April 29, 2018

Professors Emeriti Host Lecture Series at Retirement Community

Throughout April, Arcadia’s emeriti faculty presented on a range of topics at Rydal Park Retirement Community, highlighting Arcadia’s global reach with research on West Africa, China, England, the Caribbean, and Beaver, Pa. Dr. Louis Friedler (Computer Science and Mathematics), Dr. Hugh Grady (...

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April 19, 2018

Dr. Crivelli-Kovach Named APTR Outstanding Educator of the Year

Dr. Andrea Crivelli-Kovach , professor of Public Health and director of Graduate Programs, received the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) F. Marian Bishop Outstanding Educator of the Year Award during the APTR Annual Conference Awards Luncheon on April 10 in Philadelphia. Dr...

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