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May 31, 2021

Arcadia’s Pandemic Response

Arcadia University took a values-based, community-focused, strategic approach in responding to the disruptions that have been brought by COVID-19 since early 2020. Each initiative enacted and measure taken placed students and those most vulnerable in our community at the center, with...

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May 21, 2021

Weitian “Tim” Zeng: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Major and minor: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Favorite Arcadia memory: Scarlet and Grey Day. Committing to a school was a tough choice but that day gave me confidence in my decision. Students who have just freshly left high school were everywhere and it was hard to feel alone. It was a good time...

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May 20, 2021

Lauren Dougherty: Bachelor of Arts in Education

Major and minor: Bachelor of Arts in Education, specializing in PreK-4 Elementary and PreK-12 Special Education Favorite Arcadia memory: My favorite memories are the ones I made with my teammates on and off the field. More specifically some of our bus rides and locker room talks will go down in...

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May 14, 2021

Arcadia Esports Earns NECC Champions Division Title

Arcadia Esports player Mason Cole '23 captured the first conference title in program history with a 3-1 win over UC Santa Cruz in the NECC Champions Division Championship on April 29. The Champions Division is the highest level of Hearthstone Competition in the NECC and Cole entered the postseason...

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March 15, 2021

Love Pilot Launches for It’s Second Semester With Act-Up

By Josephine Mueller ’21 The LOVE Pilot Program kicked off its second semester with an act-up on Feb. 25, “Mapping and Dismantling Systemic Racism.” After last semester’s teach-in events, the LOVE program is moving toward action. Speakers at the first act-up included Alex Otieno , assistant...

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March 4, 2021

Moore ’21 Embraces Mental Health As Caregiver

English major Tiara Moore ’21 has never known a “typical” college experience. While she works at the Writing Center, is a peer mentor for the Gateway to Success Program, and was a member of the indoor Track & Field team before COVID-19, Moore is also a caregiver for her mother who suffered a...

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March 1, 2021

Koelzer Spotlighted as Ice Hockey “Pioneer”

Kelsey Koelzer has made history as the first Black female ice hockey coach in NCAA history. National and regional media outlets have heralded her appointment at Arcadia University to lead the upcoming women’s ice hockey program, as Koelzer has been featured by the NHL, NBC Sports, 6ABC, and now...

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February 4, 2021

Hidden Opponent Chapter Formed for Student Athlete Mental Health Advocacy

By Katherine Haines '21 Arcadia’s student athletes battle opponents on the court and in the field, but the hidden opponent is one that should not be overlooked. The Hidden Opponent chapter at Arcadia was approved at the Dec. 1 meeting of the Student Government Organization (SGO) to be a new club...

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January 22, 2021

Belloff Interviewed About Esports Competing During Pandemic

By Katherine Haines '21 Timothy Belloff , director of Information Technology Support Services and Esports, was interviewed for a Jan. 11 article published on ggn00b, an online esports publication. Belloff discussed how esports teams at universities are still very new—like Arcadia’s team, which...

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January 14, 2021

MLK Day Events Celebrate Legacy of Service

The Arcadia University community is celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with events hosted and collaborated by departments across campus. The following is a schedule of events in celebration of the Jan. 18 MLK Day holiday and Day of Service that run through the beginning of...

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December 9, 2020

Whitehouse ’24 Coaches Youth Hockey, Looks Forward to Taking the Ice at Arcadia

Business Administration major Sam Whitehouse ’24 remembers watching The Mighty Ducks at 3 years old with his grandfather and wanting to play ice hockey. While his parents weren’t thrilled about his newfound interest, they agreed to let him learn to ice skate—and eventually play hockey. Now,...

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December 2, 2020

Baron ’24 Shares Out Of This World Work Experience

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 Annapolis, M.D. resident Benjamin Baron ’24 came to Arcadia with some unusual work experience: an internship with The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The Computer Science major spent his past two summers interning at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center...

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October 20, 2020

Broccardi ’24 Combines Love of Science and Art in Astrophotography

One night last summer, Computing Technology major Paul Broccardi ’24 , while bored, started photographing through his telescope in his backyard. Just four months later, he invested in a computerized telescope and software to help improve his astrophotography skills. Astrophotography, also...

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October 14, 2020

Junior Olympian Peterson-Gurak ’24, Now an Arcadia Knight

By Katherine Haines '21 As a Junior Olympian, first-year Bachelor of Fine Arts student Cheyenne Peterson-Gurak ’24 has learned a couple of life lessons: the importance of staying true to herself and persevering through failure. Peterson-Gurak began competing in the Junior Olympics program in sixth...

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September 25, 2020

Esports Set to Open 2020-21 Season With Arcadia Knights Hearthstone Invitational

This weekend, the Arcadia University Esports program begins its second varsity season, hosting the Arcadia Knights Hearthstone Invitational Sept. 26-27. The 16-team field--divided into four, four-team brackets—features a pair of Arcadia entries and six programs ranked in the top-20 nationally...

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August 7, 2020

Arcadia Esports Promotes Gender Inclusion and Diversity

By Caitlin Joyce '20 Recent data from the analytics platform Playgroundz shows that 78 percent of esports teams have no female players among their ranks, yet women comprise half of all video game players. Despite the dominance of male players in the field, Arcadia Esports stands out among its...

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August 6, 2020

International Student Connor Bowey ’23 Joins Men’s Ice Hockey Team

In the 2021-22 academic year, international student and Sports Business Management major Connor Bowey ’23 will take to the ice for the first time since 2019—this time as an Arcadia Knight. Winnipeg, Manitoba resident Bowey barely recalls a time when he wasn’t on the ice. He started skating when he...

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July 24, 2020

Middle Atlantic Conference Suspends NCAA Competition for Fall 2020

After careful consideration of internal and external circumstances and with the health and well-being of each campus and community in mind, the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Presidents made the difficult decision on July 24 to suspend all intercollegiate athletics competition through the fall...

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July 22, 2020

Arcadia Athletics To Induct Five into Hall of Fame

Arcadia University will induct five new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 10. The ceremony, scheduled for 10 a.m., will mark the tenth class to be inducted since the Hall of Fame's inception in 2008. The Arcadia Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2020 is...

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July 10, 2020

Belloff and Rodgers Discuss Esports Plans in SPIN Podcast

Tim Belloff , director of Academic Technology and Esports, and Bill Rodgers ’18 , assistant director of Esports, discussed the University’s Esports program on the competitive gaming podcast Stay Plugged IN (SPIN). Belloff and Rodgers discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the inaugural...

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July 2, 2020

Men's and Women's Swimming Earn CSCAA Spring Scholar All-America Honors

The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has selected the Arcadia University men's and women's swimming teams for Scholar All-American honors. Arcadia was one of 461 schools to receive the award for the Spring semester. This year's Scholar All-America honor marks the...

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