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April 24, 2019

Mao Li'19 Passes Actuarial Science Exams

Mao Li '19, Actuarial Science major, recently passed the Short-term Actuarial Mathematics (STAM) exam from Society of Actuaries (SOA), representing his third exam completed upon graduation. STAM is a new course offered at Arcadia, which was developed after the curriculum change in Fall...

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April 11, 2019

Actuarial Science Hosts Employer Career Panel

On April 4, Arcadia’s Actuarial Science program hosted an Employer Career Panel with representatives from local actuarial firms. The event allowed students to ask questions about the field and explore potential careers. “A career fair happens every fall for Actuarial Science majors, but we wanted...

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March 21, 2019

UNC Professor Dr. Wang Discusses Post-Quantum and Code Based Cryptography

Computer Science and Math Department hosted Dr. Yongge Wang, professor in the School of Information Systems at University of North Carolina Charlotte, where he discussed his work in cryptography and cryptographic scheme resistancy to quantum computer attacks. Dr. Wang introduced quantum computing...

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January 8, 2019

Actuarial Science Earns Advanced Curriculum Status

The Society of Actuaries (SOA) announced Arcadia’s Actuarial Science program earned the Universities and Colleges with Actuarial Programs (UCAP) - Advanced Curriculum status. Many employers require students to pass two of the four SOA exams upon graduation. Arcadia’s program, which previously held...

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November 29, 2018

Scavenger Hunt Helps Students Overcome Language Barriers

International and American students in Arcadia’s Math and Actuarial Science programs searched for objects hidden around campus during a student-organized scavenger hunt on Nov. 6. Organized by Alyssa Grandmont ’20 and Di Zhu ’21 , the hunt helped students get to know one another better...

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November 20, 2018

Students Attend Philadelphia Actuaries Meeting

Actuarial Science majors Caroline Toner ’20 , Kelsey Mashinski ’21 , Di Zhu ’21 , and Alyssa Grandmont ’20 attended a Philadelphia Actuaries Club meeting on Nov. 8 with Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics Irina Pogrebivsky . Students attended a panel session on non-traditional...

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October 31, 2018

Actuary Derek Eyler Advises Actuarial Science Students

The Computer Science and Mathematics Department invited Derek Eyler, an actuary and associate partner of AON Counseling, to speak to actuarial students on Oct. 23. Eyler advised students on finding careers, taking certification exams, and alternative professional options for students with strong...

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October 22, 2018

Arcadia and West Chester University Host Actuarial Career Day

By Caitlin Joyce '20 Arcadia’s Actuarial Science students had the opportunity to meet prospective employers at the second annual Actuarial Career Interview Day on Sept. 21. Held in collaboration with West Chester University, the event allows Actuarial Science majors to meet with firm...

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July 3, 2018

Actuarial Science Students Contribute Research to Pension Plan Study

The Society Of Actuaries (SOA) published “U.S. Public Pension Plan Mortality Assumptions,” a report using research collected by Actuarial Science majors Allegra Benites ’18 , Lili Liu ’18 , Jesse Marass ’18 , Zheng Sun ’18 , Yang Tan ’18 , and Yuqi Xu ’18 . The paper examines the effects of...

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September 27, 2017

Arcadia Hosts Actuarial Career Day with West Chester University

More than 30 Actuarial Science and Mathematics students from Arcadia University and West Chester University networked with industry professionals at a joint Actuarial Career Day at Arcadia on Sept. 15. Representatives from nine actuarial firms—AON/Hewitt Consulting, Long Term Care Group, Willis...

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April 21, 2017

Dr. Louis Friedler and Jan Tecklin Named Professors Emeriti

With more than 60 years combined teaching at Arcadia, Dr. Louis Friedler , program director of Actuarial Science and professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, and Jan Tecklin , professor of Physical Therapy, have each been named Professor Emeritus. Dr. Friedler Dr. Friedler joined Arcadia in...

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May 25, 2012

Steph Clymer Blog: Olney Center Building a Rain Garden

Steph Clymer ’11 is Tookany-Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership’s Education and Outreach Assistant through the AmeriCorps VISTA program. She is a recent graduate of Arcadia University with a major in Biology and dual minors in Spanish and Environmental Studies and former President of the Arcadia...

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January 27, 2012

Charles Ritchie: Where Dreams and Reality Collide

By Michael Schwartz ’14 More than 70 people gathered in Arcadia University’s MainStage theater the evening of Jan. 23 to enter the dreamscape of Charles Ritchie, Artist and Associate Curator of Modern Prints and Drawings at National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. In his lecture, “34 Years of...

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October 7, 2011

Slesaransky-Poe, Speaking as Mom, Before President Obama

By Graciela Slesaransky-Poe Associate Professor of Special Education Over the years, I felt very proud to have been recognized for my professional contributions to the field of inclusive education. This past weekend, the recognition was, not only as an educator, but also as a mom. And it felt great...

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September 16, 2011

Press Pass: 'The Tower' Prepares for Online Launch

By Amanda Card ’12 Tower Editor Welcome to the temporary home of the viral Tower ! As with any ambitious endeavor, our staff, advisers and IT want to ensure your experience with our new site runs seamlessly. Until servers have been successfully changed, the online edition will be featured as part...