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October 12, 2020

‘Because Arcadia’ Student Blog Highlights Unique Arcadia Experiences

At Arcadia, students are offered an inside look at campus life—and a creative outlet to reflect on their experiences—through the University’s award-winning student blog, Because Arcadia . Now in its seventh year, Because Arcadia showcases a plethora of student experiences in all forms of media,...

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July 28, 2020

Bryant ’21 Receives Emma Bowen Foundation Award

By Caitlin Joyce '20 Media and Communications major Lashanna Bryant ’21 was honored with the Emma Bowen Foundation’s Storytelling Award for her video project “Realizing What’s Wrong: Mental Health in the Early 2000s,” which explored the importance of mental health in black families. The...

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May 6, 2020

Specht ’20 Awarded 2020 Fulbright for Brazil

COVID-19 isn’t stopping International Studies and Spanish double major Heidi Specht ’20 from fulfilling her goal of working in Brazil after graduation. In April, Specht was announced as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) recipient with the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. In January 2021, Specht...

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January 24, 2020

Specht ’20 Announced as Fulbright and Critical Language Semi-Finalist

International Studies and Spanish double major Heidi Specht ’20 has her sights set on working in Brazil after graduation. This month, she’s moved one step closer to making it a reality. She learned that she’s a semi-finalist for both the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Award and Critical...

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September 19, 2019

Joyce ’20 Featured by Funimation for #LGBTcosplay Pride Month

Sociology major Caitlin Joyce ’20 was featured on the official Funimation Instagram account on June 19 during their #LGBTcosplay Pride Month celebration. Funimation, one of the leading anime distribution companies in North America, posted a photo of her cosplay, a costume based on the design of a...

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March 14, 2019

Help Develop Memories by Donating CD Players and Headphones

“Music, Art, and Memory,” an Honors class at Arcadia, is collecting gently used CD players and headphones for residents at Edgehill Nursing Home. This semester, the students were paired with nursing home residents for weekly visits, in which students encouraged their partners to express themselves...

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April 5, 2017

Ahmadi ’17 and Long ’17 First Undergraduates at Arcadia to Receive Fulbright Awards, Will Teach English Overseas

Zahra Ahmadi and Clifford Long , members of the Arcadia University Class of 2017, are the first undergraduate students in Arcadia University history to earn a Fulbright U.S. Student Award from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Ahmadi and Long were...

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January 12, 2017

Sandra Clark ’14MBA Featured in ‘Philadelphia Sunday Sun’

Sandra Clark ’14MBA was featured in the Jan. 8 Philadelphia Sunday Sun for her new role at WHYY as vice president for news and civic dialogue. Clark discussed her plans for WHYY and the hope that the broadcast network will be a place where ideas and information are exchanged, and not just the...

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July 18, 2016

Clark ’14MBA Selected as WHYY Top News Executive

WHYY announced that Philadelphia Inquirer managing editor Sandra Clark ’14MBA has been named vice president for news and civic dialogue, and will begin her new position on Aug. 22. Clark, who is also the executive editor for the student blog Because Arcadia , will be responsible for the overseeing...

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April 28, 2016

"Because Arcadia" Looking for Writers to Highlight College Experiences

Because Arcadia is recruiting new student writers, photographers, and videographers for the 2016-17 year. As the student blog says goodbye to three of its student writers taking the next steps towards their careers, they are looking to welcome new bloggers to discuss the challenges facing students...

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January 7, 2016

On-Verge Talks About Arcadia’s “Mind-blowing” Art Gallery Shows

Arcadia University’s Art Gallery and its curator, Richard Torchia , were highly praised in a Dec. 15 post on the Cue Art Foundation's online publication, On-Verge.org . Artist and critic Daniel Gerwin wrote that he “regularly had [his] mind blown by Arcadia’s shows, including of Ray Johnson, and...

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November 19, 2015

Gieselman ’19 Finds Magic in Philadelphia

Nicole Gieselman is a first-year student from Kansas who’s chronicling her adventures in the Philadelphia area. In “Where the Mundane Becomes Magical,” the global media major describes the enchanting mosaic artwork of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. She writes, “Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. It...

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November 19, 2015

Long ’17 Shows Hospitality to Students Studying Abroad in the U.S.

Upon returning to Glenside after a semester in Seoul, Cliff Long ’17 decided to help international students studying at Arcadia adjust to their new home. In his story “Returning the Hospitality,” Long explains why he joined the student organization International Peer Associate League (IPAL) and...

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November 17, 2015

Secanechia ’17 Finds Community in Italy

Isabela Secanechia ’17 , an Italian studies major with a minor in international studies, is living in Perugia, Italy, this year. In “Escape to Alphaville,” she writes about finding a place where she can decompress and feel like part of a community. Back at my home in Bristol, Pennsylvania, I...

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November 16, 2015

Armstrong ’18 Describes What It Was Like to Interview Alan Cumming

In her first post for Because Arcadia , the University’s award-winning student blog, Helen Armstrong ’18 describes preparing for her one-on-one interview with Alan Cumming and considers how much the opportunity was due to luck and how much was due to her motivation and enthusiasm. I only had time...

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September 10, 2015

Sandra Clark, Managing Editor for ‘The Philadelphia Inquirer,’ to Oversee ‘Because Arcadia’ Student Blog

Because Arcadia , Arcadia’s award-winning student-written blog, is excited to welcome Sandra Clark ’14MBA as managing editor. As managing editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer , one of the nation’s most prominent newspapers, Clark leads half of a newsroom of nearly 200, overseeing digital, arts...

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August 27, 2015

Wanted: Creative Minds for Award-winning Student Blog

We want to show Arcadia from your perspective as you pursue your interests, whether you’re coordinating a campus event for a student club, studying abroad for a semester, competing on a sports team, taking Honors classes, doing a research project, navigating freshman year, or completing a degree as...

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August 7, 2015

Dr. Abboud Assesses ISIL Propaganda on Al Jazeera

Dr. Samer Abboud , associate professor of international studies, participated in a roundtable discussing the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also referred to as ISIS or the Islamic State. Abboud and other analysts say the group's ability to sustain its “nation state” remains in doubt,...

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December 4, 2014

Jamie Stewart ’17: ‘How to Make the Work You Do Work For You’

Working as a consultant in the Writing Center at Arcadia University, Jamie Stewart ’17 has gotten pretty good at helping other students navigate through trouble spots and improve their writing. So good, in fact, that she is now able to recognize when she is the one in need of assistance. Find out...

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December 4, 2014

Jessica Mallepalle ’16: ‘A Math Major’s Aesthetic’

While Jessica Mallepalle ’16 is acutely aware of the beauty of math , she is finding that art does not always adhere to the rules and logic of mathematics. Read how the math major and art minor rises to the challenge of an art project to steer her right-brain left, allowing her analytical side to...

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December 3, 2014

David Klein ’15: ‘Senior Thesis: Monster or Misunderstood?’

Senior year is here, which means that David Klein ’ 15 and every other Arcadia University senior are busy at work on a Senior Thesis or Capstone project. Klein writes about his journey, from intimidation and fear of the unknown to an appreciation for all he’s learning through the process. Read his...

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