Arcadia University News


August 30, 2016

Class of 2020 Sets Vision on Time at Arcadia

More than 600 first-year students and 105 transfer students entered the Class of 2020 on Aug. 26, making it one of the largest incoming classes in the University’s history. Throughout the day, a team of volunteer student-athletes, faculty, and staff unloaded cars and carried clothing, snacks, mini-...

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August 25, 2016

Arcadia University to Host Mindfulness Refreshed Conference

In conjunction with the Won Institute of Graduate Studies, Arcadia’s Department of Philosophy and Religion will host the Mindfulness Refreshed Conference on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Participants are invited to join scholars from around the world as they define the true meaning of...

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July 25, 2016

Rawlins Presents, Teaches on Techniques in Scientific Illustration

Scott Rawlins , professor of Scientific Illustration, presented research and taught a program at the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI) at the University of California in Santa Cruz earlier this month. Rawlins’ presentation examined the use of mixed mediums—both traditional and digital...

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July 21, 2016

Dr. Eaton Receives Fulbright for Literary Research in Nova Scotia

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , 2016-2017 Fulbright Scholar from Arcadia University, has been awarded a J. William ​Fulbright Research Chair in Society and Culture at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This prestigious opportunity allows exceptional scholars to develop their areas of study at host...

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June 30, 2016

Dr. Hoffman Travels to China for Agreement Renewal with Jiangsu University

Dr. John Hoffman , provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, traveled to Zhenjiang, China, in June to renew the cooperation agreement between Arcadia University and Jiangsu University. The agreement, signed by Dr. Hoffman and Dr. Chen Long , vice president for overseas education at Jiangsu,...

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June 27, 2016

AGS Class of 2016 Enters World of International Diplomacy

Left to Right: Megan Pritchard, Gabriele Paone, Ahmed Samy Lotf, Sakshi Mishra, Emily Davison, Simisola Osekunowo, Aurora Eck Nilsen, Tigidankay Sannoh, Fazola Nasretdinova, Erin Robbins, Elisa Gabrieli. On June 4 in Paris, France, seven students graduated from the Master of Arts in International...

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June 15, 2016

Batchelor Receives Maybelle Longstreet Prize from Woodmere Art Museum

Betsey Batchelor , associate professor of Visual and Performing Arts, received the Maybelle Longstreet Prize from the Woodmere Art Museum for her painting “Pillar,” on display in the Woodmere Annual 75th Juried Exhibition “The Condition of Place.” The exhibition runs through August 28.

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June 6, 2016

Adjovi Examines Human Rights Violations in Azerbaijan

Human rights expert Roland Adjovi , assistant professor of Historical and Political Studies at Arcadia University, examined the institutionalization of persons with disabilities, psychosocial dysfunctions, and intellectual impairments in Azerbaijan from May 16 to 25. As Chair of the United Nations...

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May 4, 2016

Katrina Hosbach '16 Tracks Nature on Campus for Senior Thesis

By Hope Cuff '18 Did you know coyotes have been known to wander through Arcadia University’s campus? Biology student Katrina Hosbach ’16 discovered the coyote duo last fall after setting up wildlife cameras at three sites on campus for her yearlong ecological study for senior thesis. With help from...

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April 26, 2016

Dr. Smith to Receive Michael L. Berger Faculty Scholars and Artists Prize

Dr. Sheryl Smith , associate professor of Biology, has been selected as the 2016 Michael L. Berger Faculty Scholars and Artists Prize recipient at Arcadia University. Dr. Smith is the second faculty member to receive this award, which was introduced by friends of Provost Emeritus Michael Berger to...

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April 26, 2016

Abbey Ryan Awarded Inaugural Norman Johnston Faculty Fellowship

Abbey Ryan ’03 , assistant professor of Art and Design, is the inaugural recipient of the Dr. Norman Johnston Faculty Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences, beginning June 1, 2016 and ending May 31, 2018. Ryan was selected for her project “the light, the shade," which examines light/dark...

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April 21, 2016

Dr. Eaton Accepted to NEH Institute for Work on African Diaspora

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English and director of Global Learning, was accepted into the 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute, “ Arts of Survival: Recasting Lives in African Cities ,” at Indiana University Bloomington, July 6-26. “I am specifically...

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April 15, 2016

Biology Students Present on Alzheimer’s at Experimental Conference

Biology students Deena Damschroder ’16 and Delaena Cline ’16 , with Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Brie Paddock , presented their research on Alzheimer’s at the Experimental Biology Conference in San Diego, April 2-6. Damschroder’s research, “Dietary restriction exacerbates memory loss in a...

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April 14, 2016

Herreid-Halstead ’15 Wins 2016 MCCA Graduate Student Award

Graduate student Stacey Herreid-Halstead ’15 was chosen as the 2016 Montgomery County Counseling Association (MCCA) Graduate Student Award recipient for her counseling skills. Associate professor of Psychology Dr. Eleonora Bartoli recommended Herreid-Halstead to the MCCA based on Herreid-Halstead’s...

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April 6, 2016

Acrobatics and Puppetry Take the Stage as Midway Comes to Life

By Shani Carrington '18 On Thursday, April 7, Arcadia’s theater performers will step aside as puppets take center stage in Midway , the puppet show for adults written by Arcadia instructor and costume shop manager Alisa Kleckner . The show runs at the MainStage Theater through April 17. Midway...

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March 30, 2016

Abbey Ryan Performs Live Painting Demonstration on April 1

Abbey Ryan ’03 , assistant professor of art, will perform a live painting demonstration on Friday, April 1 in Grey Towers Castle from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ryan began conducting live painting demonstrations in 2011 to honor the memory of Jami Rodriguez '00 . Each year, the proceeds from the auction of...

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March 29, 2016

Psychology Student Shermeyer ’17 to Research Bullying Through CHOP Internship

This summer, Arcadia University psychology student Leaha Shermeyer ‘17 will spend her time conducting research on intervention methods for middle school bullying victims, through the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Research Institute Summer Scholars Program in conjunction with University...

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March 21, 2016

A Rose of Tralee, by Any Other Name, Could Be Mairéad Comaskey ’10

In the Festival Dome in Tralee, County of Kerry, Ireland, 32 women stood on a stage in late August decked in shimmering gowns and extravagant dresses. In addition to the crowd in the Dome, more than 700,000 people watched from home in anticipation as one of the women would be crowned the 56th...

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March 16, 2016

Arcadia Students Showcase Research at Annual Math Conference

On Feb. 27, nine Arcadia University students presented at the 30th Annual Student Mathematics Conference at Moravian College. Priya Kaur ’16 , Theresa Dewa ’16 , Barrett Doering ’16 , Liyuan Zhang ’18 , Janel Moore ’16 , ZhiYang Zeng ’18 , You Zhou ’18 , Zhenbang Wang ’19 , and LinXing Yao ’18...

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March 15, 2016

Dr. Hoffman Named Provost and VP for Academic Affairs at Arcadia University

After a national search, Dr. John Hoffman , founding dean of Arcadia University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been named provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, effective June 1. “Dr. Hoffman stood out as the right choice for this pivotal role because of his deep commitment to and...

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