Arcadia University News


August 21, 2018

Creative Writing Program Named One of Country’s Best

Best College Reviews recently named the Arcadia low-residency MFA Program in Creative Writing to its top 20 online master’s degrees in the United States. The University is ranked 13th among schools such as Emerson College, The University of New Orleans, and Arizona State University. Noting small...

19ws college of arts and sciences creative writing mfa in creative writing

August 16, 2018

Arcadia Among Princeton Review’s ‘Best in the Northeast’ Four Years Running

The Princeton Review has once again named Arcadia among the “Best in the Northeast” in its “ Best Colleges: Region by Region .” This marks the fourth consecutive year Arcadia has qualified for the exclusive list. The University is included among 13 schools in the greater Philadelphia area,...

college of arts and sciences college of health sciences homepage school of education school of global business

June 28, 2018

Arcadia University Renovates Academic, Residence, and Athletics Facilities

When students return to Arcadia this fall, they will see remodeled bathrooms in the residence halls, updated academic facilities such as an expanded DNA lab and a 3D design studio, and a renovated training center and aerobics rooms. No—Arcadia wasn’t featured on an HGTV home improvement show; these...

19ws athletics biology college of arts and sciences homepage information technology residence hall

May 21, 2018

Class of 2018 Ready to Lead

The spirits of 1,000 students earning doctoral, master’s, and baccalaureate degrees could not be dampened by the threat of rain during the 162nd Arcadia University Commencement ceremonies on May 17 and 18 at Kuch Center Alumni Gymnasium. At Thursday evenings Graduate Commencement Ceremony, 490...

18ss class of 2018 college of arts and sciences college of health sciences commencement graduate homepage honorary degree president PrezNair school of education school of global business undergraduate

May 3, 2018

Dr. Riggan Awarded Fellowship for Research on Eritrean Refugees

Dr. Jennifer Riggan , associate professor of Historical and Political Studies, will continue her research into Eritrean refugees at the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research during the summer of 2019. Dr. Riggan is conducting the research through the Georg Arnhold Program on...

18ss college of arts and sciences faculty experts historical and political studies

April 25, 2018

Global 1968 Panel Explores Iconic Year’s Influence on Pop Culture

By Caitlin Joyce '20 On March 29, a panel, “1968: Transformations in Art, Media, and Culture,” discussed how political and social climate changes during that year influenced pop culture. The panel, part of the Global 1968: Explosions and Legacies series, featured Dr. Bruce Campbell Jr. , associate...

art history college of arts and sciences education historical and political studies global 1968 media and communication theater arts

April 18, 2018

Dwyer Receives NEH Grant to Study Rust Belt Cities in Film

Dr. Michael Dwyer , associate professor and undergraduate director of Media and Communication, was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to pursue his book about the relationship between Hollywood film and Rust Belt cities. The term “Rust Belt” refers to the economic decline,...

college of arts and sciences faculty experts media and communication

April 12, 2018

Dr. Deshpande’s Book Takes a Critical Look at World Cinema

Dr. Shekhar Deshpande ’s first book, World Cinema: A Critical Introduction , explores the depth and complexity of global film and serves as blueprint to transform casual encounters with film into systemic inquiries of world cinema. Co-authored with Meta Mazaj '97 , cinema studies lecturer at the...

18ss college of arts and sciences faculty experts media and communication plaudits

April 1, 2018

Dr. Eaton Presents on African American Literature in Italy and Hungary

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English, led international discussions on African American history and literature in March. In Szeged, Hungary, Dr. Eaton presented “The Just Return of Honest Industry: Subverting the Economics of American Slavery from Belinda to Beloved” at the American...

college of arts and sciences english faculty experts

March 15, 2018

Dr. Ferrell Presents at College Art Association Conference

Dr. Elizabeth Ferrell , assistant professor of Art History, presented “The Ring Around the Rose: Jay DeFeo’s Circle and Artistic Collectivity in Cold War San Francisco” at the annual College Art Association (CAA) conference in Los Angeles on Feb. 21. Dr. Ferrell explored women artists in post-war...

art history college of arts and sciences faculty experts plaudits

February 22, 2018

Segura ’18 Named a Fulbright Semi-Finalist for South African Research Project

Claudia Segura ’18 , a Political Science major, has been named a semifinalist for a research award from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Fulbright will make a final decision on her application between March...

class of 2018 college of arts and sciences global connections global learning historical and political studies politics, government & law

January 19, 2018

Students and Dr. Hanson Win Jackson International Fund

Students Naomi Pilla ’18M and Emily Custer ’19 , as well as Dr. Aroline Hanson , assistant professor of Modern Languages, were selected as recipients of the Marie-Louise and Eugene Jackson International Fund for Student and Faculty Development, which is supported by the Fourjay Foundation. Custer,...

18ss biology college of arts and sciences college of health sciences global learning modern languages public health

December 5, 2017

Dean Presents on Art Therapy, Eating Disorders

Michelle Dean , adjunct professor of Pre-Art Therapy, presented “Let’s Talk! Member Forum: Sharing Ideas and Cultivating Foresight for Art Therapy” alongside American Art Therapy Association (AATA) board members at the AATA Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she also facilitated a Master’...

art college of arts and sciences plaudits

November 20, 2017

Students Volunteer at Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Members of the A.S.I.A. club volunteered at the 10th annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF), which ran from Nov. 9 through 19. Students performed an array of tasks, including posting festival flyers around the community, creating tickets and all-access badges, collecting tickets...

college of arts and sciences community service media and communication student activities

November 15, 2017

Students, Faculty Present at Counseling Association Conference

Students and faculty of the Counseling program presented and were recognized at the Pennsylvania Counseling Association (PCA) Conference in King of Prussia on Nov. 4. Dr. Hsin-Hua "Cathy" Lee , assistant professor of Psychology, and Counseling student Bethany Wentz ’18 co-presented the poster, “...

college of arts and sciences counseling psychology

September 27, 2017

Ryan’s Work Featured in Four Art Exhibitions Around the Country

Abbey Ryan ’03 , associate professor of Art and Design and recipient of the inaugural Norman Johnston Faculty Fellowship, is featured in four art exhibitions across the country this fall and winter. Her painting “Two Peaches with Leaves” is showcased on the postcard for the Tri-State Invitational...

art and design college of arts and sciences faculty experts scholarships

September 21, 2017

Interim President Brown Leads Students Through Art and History at U.S. Capitol

While many students visit the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., few receive a guided tour of the Capitol’s art and history by a former U.S. Senator. On Sept. 15, Arcadia University’s Interim President Hank Brown led Art and Design students through a tour of the Capitol’s art, which include diverse...

17fw art and design art history college of arts and sciences homepage interim president

September 19, 2017

Dr. Kachuyevski Receives Fulbright to Study Ukrainian National Identity

Dr. Angela Kachuyevski , associate professor of Historical and Political Studies, is the recipient of a J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship award to Ukraine– the third faculty member and fifth University member to earn a Fulbright award in the past two years. Beginning in February 2018, Dr...

college of arts and sciences faculty experts historical and political studies homepage politics, government & law

September 14, 2017

Arcadia Ranked Among Best Regional Universities by U.S. News & World Report

In the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, Arcadia University is ranked in the top 17 percent of Pennsylvania schools in its category, as well as a Best Value School in the Regional North category. Arcadia is ranked 48 out of 187 schools (7th out of 41 Pennsylvania schools in...

college of arts and sciences college of health sciences homepage school of education school of global business the college of global studies

August 10, 2017

Princeton Review Again Names Arcadia to 2018 ‘Best in the Northeast’ List

For the third consecutive year, The Princeton Review has named Arcadia among the “Best in the Northeast” in its “2018 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” Arcadia is one of only a dozen colleges and universities from the Philadelphia area to make the list. The Princeton Review editors made their...

college of arts and sciences college of health sciences homepage school of education school of global business

July 14, 2017

Students, Alumni, Faculty Participate in Scientific Illustration Conference

Scientific Illustration students and alumni joined Professor of Visual and Performing Arts Scott Rawlins at the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators’ annual meeting at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, N.C. The conference, held from June 25 to July 1, featured educational panels and speakers, as...

art and design college of arts and sciences scientific illustration