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October 23, 2020

Batchelor Uses Art to Promote Democratic Voting

“In 2018, I had a call to action to combat this political despair,” said Betsey Batchelor , associate professor of Visual and Performing Arts at Arcadia University, who has joined thousands of other activists encouraging Democrats to vote in the upcoming election through Postcards to Voters. “While...

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October 5, 2020

Atkins Publishes About the Importance of On-Campus Learning

Larry Atkins , adjunct professor of English, published an op-ed, “Don’t Sound the Death Knell for Colleges—They’ll Bounce Back,” on RealClearEducation on Sept. 26. The article discusses how on-campus learning may not be as obsolete as some predict, with the rise of remote learning during the...

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October 5, 2020

Masker ’24 Working Overtime as EMT and First-Year Student

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 Most first-year students experience the challenge of balancing work and school—on top of the traditional challenges, Mays Landing, N.J. resident Savannah Masker ’24 is also an overnight Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with the Absecon Ambulance Squad. The Biology/pre-...

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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 15, 2020

Arcadia Again Ranked Best in Region By U.S. News and World Report

Arcadia University was once again ranked among the region's top performing schools by U.S. News and World Report for its 2021 “Regional Universities—North” list, as released yesterday. The University ranked 45th of 176 schools this year, remaining in the top 25 percent of regional universities...

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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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September 1, 2020

Moore Featured in Art and Design Video Series

Gregg Moore , associate professor of Art and Design, was interviewed in an Aug. 19 episode of “ Design in Dialogue ,” a popular online video series by curator Glenn Adamson, which features conversations among leading artists, curators, and designers. In the video, Moore talks with host Adamson and...

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August 20, 2020

For Sixth Straight Year, Arcadia Ranks Best Regionally with Princeton Review

Arcadia University was ranked among the Princeton Review’s “Best Northeastern” in its “ 2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region ” for the sixth consecutive year. This prestigious list ranks Arcadia among nine schools in the greater Philadelphia area—and 50 in Pennsylvania—that are “academically...

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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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June 26, 2020

Dr. Garcia on SCOTUS Ruling on Gay and Transgender Employees

By Caitlin Joyce '20 In a landmark decision made in Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga., the Supreme Court ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT+ employees from discrimination based on sex on June 15. In a 6-3 decision, Justice Neil Gorsuch delivered the majority opinion that Title VII...

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June 18, 2020

Gonzalez ’06 Builds Intersectional LGBTQ+ Community

“I love the job that I do, because we are putting into place many things that have never existed before, that I never got a chance to have, or that I never even knew was a possibility,” said Sociology alumnus Ernie Gonzalez ’06 , the operations director of the Compass Community Center in...

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June 10, 2020

Dr. Sullivan on Bringing Queer Philosophy into Academia and Everyday Life

When one thinks about philosophy, the classical schools of ancient Greece or China may be the first to come to mind. A more contemporary but lesser-known discipline, queer philosophy, is one Dr. Ian M. Sullivan , assistant professor of Philosophy, uses to interpret philosophical texts from...

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June 8, 2020

Scott Rawlins Named Professor Emeritus

Scott Rawlins , professor of Scientific Illustration, has been named Professor Emeritus at Arcadia University after 26 years of teaching and scholarly excellence. Rawlins, who retired in August 2019, served as the first full-time professor of Scientific Illustration at the University. He notes that...

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June 4, 2020

Dr. Garcia Reflects on the 50th Anniversary of PRIDE

Dr. Ana Maria Garcia , associate professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, remembers a time when LGBT+ pride wasn’t celebrated, and Arcadia didn’t boast itself as a safe place for members of the community. “PRIDE Club started to make gayness visible on campus. We could be...

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May 7, 2020

Graphic Design Students Help Produce Covers for MFA Students’ Books

Arcadia art students have collaborated to create book covers for the manuscripts written by students in the Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) Program in Creative Writing as part of a cross-disciplinary project. The project was spearheaded by Christian Patchell , adjunct professor of Visual and Performing...

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March 5, 2020

Visiting Professor Kemisso Explores Education Equality for Refugees

“Education is not only a right, but it’s also an enabling right,” said Dr. Alebachew Kemisso , a visiting professor at Arcadia and director of the Centre for Comparative Education and Policy Studies at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. “For refugees, if we keep them out of education, we...

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February 12, 2020

Arcadia’s Class of 2019 Reports Career Success above National Average

Within a timeframe of six-to-nine months after graduation, members of Arcadia University’s Class of 2019 have secured employment or continued their education with regional, national, and international organizations and universities at a rate above the national average. Approximately 87 percent of...

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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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December 17, 2019

Moore Featured in New York Times for “Farm-to-Table” Approach to Ceramics

Gregg Moore , Visual and Performing Arts professor, was featured in a Dec. 5 The New York Times article for his collaboration with Chef Dan Barber of Blue Hill at Stone Farms restaurant. Moore approached Barber about a “farm-to-table” approach to not only the food served at Blue Hill, but the...

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December 13, 2019

Exhibition Course Curates Outdoor Sculptures

Students in Arcadia’s Make an Exhibition course, led by Assistant Professor of Art History Dr. Elizabeth Ferrell , curated the University’s collection of outdoor sculptures and hosted a scavenger hunt on Nov. 25. For the first portion of the semester, students researched the history of the...

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December 5, 2019

Yaeger ’07 Empowers Arcadia Students and Entrepreneurs, Pursues Her Dreams

Executive Coach Candace Yaeger ’07 views her seemingly unconventional career path as a mountain-climbing expedition rather than a race up the corporate ladder. “A few years ago, I attended a women’s leadership conference in Dallas where the keynote speaker encouraged the audience...

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