Arcadia University News


March 12, 2019

Arcadia Continues to UKnight

The Arcadia UKnighted campuswide kickoff meeting on Sept. 20 welcomed 150 members of the Arcadia community to discuss strategic goals and challenges with President Ajay Nair and the Shared Governance and Transparency, Aspirational, and Budget Task Force committees. Throughout the fall semester, the...

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March 12, 2019

An Issue That Transcends Political Parties

Despite different political affiliations, Political Science alumni Rebecca Smith ’16 and Anil (A.J.) Beephan ’16 share similar goals and strategies for fighting the opioid crisis. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 115 people overdose on opioids in the United States each day. Here,...

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March 12, 2019

Q&A ‘The Nun Was in over Her Head’

Sister Helen Prejean, author of Arcadia’s Common Read selection Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty , visited campus during Inauguration Week to discuss her work as a spiritual adviser to death row inmates, a storyteller and public speaker, and a fierce supporter of the...

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March 12, 2019

From the President

To the Arcadia University Community Within a University community, results often take time to surface—scholarly pursuits may lead to significant breakthroughs in medicine or industry decades from now; a student’s research paper or extracurricular activity may provide a roadmap to career success; a...

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March 12, 2019

Message of “truth” highlights inaugural address

“The truth shall set us free,” was the message from Dr. Ajay Nair on Oct. 13, as hundreds of students, staff, faculty, alumni, trustees, families, friends, and community members ushered in a new era at Arcadia University with his inauguration as 22nd president. President Nair addressed the...

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March 12, 2019

A Fearless Visionary

Tink - tink - tink - thud . “Did you hear that?” asks Kathy Titus Faul ’68 , tracing her palm along a curve in the alabaster. The change in pitch, barely audible to an untrained ear, warned Faul that she’d struck a vein in the rock. “That’s how I know to work softer. The stone speaks to you; it...

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March 12, 2019

Historic $8.6 Million Gift From A Visionary

In 1980, Dr. Ellington Beavers ’93H was about to turn 65, an age when many enter into or contemplate retirement. The company for which he had worked for 40 years, Rohm and Haas, had a policy of compulsory retirement for chemists employed as long as Dr. Beavers was. But he was by no means ready to...

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February 19, 2019

Dr. Shandell’s New Book Focuses on African American Theater in the 1940s and 50s

Dr. Jonathan Shandell , associate professor of Visual and Performing Arts, discussed themes and the artist’s struggle during a reading and signing of his recent book, The American Negro Theatre and the Long Civil Rights Era , on Feb. 13. The American Negro Theatre, a theater in Harlem during the...

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February 19, 2019

Students Bring Curriculum Lab into 21st Century Education Space

At the back of Landman Library’s first floor, in a room with windows covered in multicolored writing, lies an Arcadia “best-kept secret”— the Curriculum Lab, a space providing Education students with teaching resources. Students in the Education 411 class, “Designing Learning Environments,”...

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February 4, 2019

Stay Fit Program Supported by Parkinson Council

Dr. Janet Readinger ’07DPT , assistant professor of Physical Therapy and associate director of Clinical Education, received a $17,000 grant from the Parkinson Council to support the Dan Aaron Stay Fit Exercise program, designed to help community members with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s...

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January 31, 2019

Black Box Theater Receives Grant

The Arcadia Foundation awarded a $91,000 grant to the University for the renovation of the Black Box Theater in support of Arcadia’s growing Theater Arts program. The grant will transform this performance space, dedicated by the Class of 1968 in celebration of its 45-year reunion, for emerging...

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January 30, 2019

Arcadia Nets $1.4 Million in Grants

During the 2018-19 academic year, faculty and staff earned grants totaling more than $1.4 million for sexual violence resources, STEM training, network improvements, and scholarly research. The funding will enhance campus life, academic offerings, and research opportunities for the Arcadia...

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January 2, 2019

President Nair Tours U.K. Centers

In December, President Ajay Nair met with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) participants at Arcadia’s Centers in London and Edinburgh. Accompanied by The College of Global Studies’ Vice President and Executive Director Lorna Stern and Chief Operating...

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December 29, 2018

Arcadia in Cape Town

The College of Global Studies (TCGS) launched Arcadia in Cape Town, a program designed to help students merge their academic interests with community development initiatives in South Africa. Though South Africa has been one of Arcadia’s study abroad destinations since 2008, TCGS’ partnership with...

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December 11, 2018

Arcadia University to Transfer Sponsorship of Genetic Counseling program to University of Pennsylvania

Arcadia University and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania announce that, beginning in fall 2019, Arcadia University will transfer sponsorship, accreditation, curriculum, and faculty of its Master of Science in Genetic Counseling program to Penn. Established in 1995,...

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November 28, 2018

Empty Bowl Celebrates 25th Year of Fighting Hunger and Homelessness

Over 1,000 colorful bowls of all shapes and sizes filled the Dining Room of Grey Towers Castle on Nov. 12 during the 25th annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner, hosted by Arcadia University’s Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC). In 25 years, CCEC has raised approximately $155,000 to benefit...

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November 20, 2018

Arcadia Ranked Fourth Among Illustration Programs in Pennsylvania

Arcadia’s Illustration program was ranked fourth among Pennsylvania schools in Animation Career Review’s “2019 Illustration School Rankings.” Ranked 36th nationally, Arcadia landed in the top 25th percentile. The rankings were based on academic reputation, admission selectivity, depth of...

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November 9, 2018

Mr. Beaver Turns the Big Four-Oh 

This year marked the 40th anniversary of the Mr. Beaver Beauty Pageant, a Miss America-style production launched during an era of Beaver College characterized by idiosyncratic festivities and “inside joke” events. One of Arcadia’s longest standing traditions, Mr. Beaver has attracted Britney Spears...

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November 8, 2018

Drs. Crivelli-Kovach, Wertime Named Professors Emeriti

In recognition of their distinguished teaching, research, and leadership, Dr. Andrea Crivelli-Kovach , professor and director of Graduate Programs in the Department of Public Health, has been named Professor Emerita, and Dr. Richard Wertime , professor of English, has been named Professor Emeritus...

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November 6, 2018

Brown Raises Funds for Kidney Disease Services and Research

By Lana Valente '19 When Arcadia University Adjunct Professor of English Clare Brown ’s daughter, Meara, was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease at six months old, she decided that ignorance wasn’t an option for her family. Meara has a horseshoe kidney, where the two kidneys are fused together,...

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November 6, 2018

BAAAU Achieve Preview Scholarship Goal, Launch #20for2020

In just three months, the Black Alumni Association of Arcadia University (BAAAU) has exceeded its goal for its first annual Preview scholarship . Preview , a two-credit course and weeklong international experience for first-year and transfer students, can be an exciting global opportunity. However...

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