Arcadia University News


September 21, 2020

Drs. Clabaugh and Appelbaum Team Up to Raise Awareness About Social Justice in the Classroom

“One of the things that we hear about online learning is that it can be isolating for some students—they miss the social connection and that sense of belongingness,” said Dr. Alison Clabaugh , visiting instructor of Psychology. “You know you don’t have those times to chat in the hallway or chat...

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September 2, 2020

Forensic Science Uses Hybrid Model for Fall 2020

“Once we got sent home last spring, we lost half the semester for lab work,” said Dr. Heather Harris , assistant professor of Forensic Science. “We had just gotten to the meat of the coursework, but the students didn’t get to apply it.” Like many lab courses in the Spring 2020 semester, the...

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August 31, 2020

Student Wellness Services Hours and Services for Fall 2020 Semester

Wellness Services would like to extend a warm welcome to our new community members for the Fall 2020 semester, and a welcome back to our returning Arcadia students, staff, and faculty! Counseling Services and Student Health Services have been working over the summer to further develop our services...

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August 31, 2020

Learning Resource Network Hours for Fall 2020

This semester, all Learning Resource Network peer tutoring will be conducted via Zoom. Tutoring will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 9. To schedule an appointment with a peer tutor, students should join the Virtual LRN (students must be logged from portalguard.arcadia.edu, then they can follow the link...

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August 25, 2020

"Laughing Matters" Course Engages Students of All Ages

By Caitlin Joyce '20 What’s in a laugh? Celeste Walker , associate professor of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies, will virtually teach students about gelotology, the science of laughter, in her class “Laughing Matters” this upcoming fall semester. When held in-person, the course involves a five-...

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August 24, 2020

Fall Orientation Welcomes New Students, Aug. 26-29

The University’s Fall Orientation, which runs from Wednesday, Aug. 26 through Saturday, Aug. 29, will include both on-demand and live content to provide an engaging and accessible orientation experience for Arcadia’s new students. Students can elect to participate fully or partially in the on-...

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August 20, 2020

Rawlins Prepares for Teaching Scientific Illustration Online

A seashell, a pinecone, the shell of a black walnut, and several other objects are items that students would usually receive in class during Scott Rawlins ’ introductory Scientific Illustration course. This year, they are included in mailed kits Rawlins designed for students to develop...

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August 10, 2020

Important Presidential Message August 10, 2020

Dear Students and Families, Thank you to those who were able to participate in our webinar on Aug. 6. It is clear that college and university students and their families across the country and abroad are seeking lower tuition from their respective schools, expressing concern that the pandemic’s...

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July 26, 2020

July 24, All-Modes/Fall Semester Academic Update

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff, Our planning and preparation for the fall semester remain in high gear. We are committed to our All-Modes Ready approach for instruction, and Arcadia faculty are developing innovative approaches for their All-Modes Ready courses in scores of workshops, training...

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July 23, 2020

Physical Therapy Returns to Campus Using All-Modes Ready Approach

On Monday, July 13, students in the Physical Therapy program returned to the classroom for the first time since March. However, the classroom experience was much different from prior to COVID-19. While 60 students were participating in the lessons that ran Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, they were all...

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June 30, 2020

New Gateway Student Scholars Receive Special Deliveries

New student scholars in the Gateway to Success program were surprised with a special delivery from the Gateway Leadership Team so they could start their online summer programming in style. Dr. Angela McNeil , director of Act 101/Gateway to Success, Cristina Cintron-Marsh , assistant director of...

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