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November 1, 2019

The Power of Graphic Narrative

As a child, I fell in love with comic strips, their storytelling devices, and the unique qualities that separated them from one another: the odd but unmistakable inked “wings” on the sides of the head of Blondie’s husband, Dagwood; the unexplained mystery as to why Andy Capp’s eyes were hidden...

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October 10, 2019

SI² Encourages Students to Have Voices Heard This Election Season

Arcadia students can register to vote on campus throughout the year. The Office of Social Impact and Innovation (SI 2 ) is providing supportive services in Blankley Hall to help community members through the process of registering to vote with or without a party affiliation. SI 2 hosted Jihad...

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October 8, 2019

Students Find Support at Alumni Career Mentor Kickoff

Alumni Relations is hoping to provide students with an extra boost before graduation through the Alumni Career Mentor Program, which kicked off on Sept. 18. The program pairs students at all stages of their college careers with an alumni mentor that can help guide them during their journey. Mentors...

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October 4, 2019

Five Appointed to President's Cabinet

This year, the University appointed five individuals to leadership positions at Arcadia, solidifying the chief academic, development and alumni engagement, information technology, and finance roles, as well as a new position for strategic initiatives. Dr. Jeff Rutenbeck, provost and senior vice...

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October 2, 2019

Arcadia For The Kids to Hold Fundraiser at Chipotle

Arcadia For the Kids (FTK) student organization is hosting a fundraiser on Oct. 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Abington Chipotle to support Four Diamonds, a nonprofit organization which aims to help cure childhood cancer. Present this flyer or tell the cashier you are supporting the Arcadia FTK...

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September 24, 2019

Arcadia Students Celebrate Community with Music, Fun, and Food Trucks

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 Arcadia students rocked the “knight” before parading down Easton Road for the Glenside Knight Food Truck Festival on Sept. 19. The Arcadia community came out by the hundreds to the Rock the Knight celebration on Haber Green, where students raced to get free pretzels, pick up...

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September 19, 2019

Joyce ’20 Featured by Funimation for #LGBTcosplay Pride Month

Sociology major Caitlin Joyce ’20 was featured on the official Funimation Instagram account on June 19 during their #LGBTcosplay Pride Month celebration. Funimation, one of the leading anime distribution companies in North America, posted a photo of her cosplay, a costume based on the design of a...

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September 11, 2019

Knight for Nutrition Food Pantry Fall 2019 Hours

Any Arcadia student who experiences food insecurity can access the Knights for Nutrition food pantry , located in 110 Knight Hall. The pantry will be open throughout the semester on Mondays from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., and on Thursdays from 4:40 to 7 p.m. Students can use the pantry on a semi-anonymous...

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June 19, 2019

Topa ’21 Earns Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant

International Business and Culture student RaeAnn Topa ’21 was awarded a study abroad grant from the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. She is one of only 75 students from across the country selected for the...

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May 1, 2019

Coming Out Show Celebrates Diverse Identities with Interactive Art and Performance

The University Seminar “Coming Out” hosted its 7th annual Coming Out Show, a celebration of diverse identities and coming out stories within the Arcadia community, on April 23. Featuring art crafted by students in the class, the exhibition included paintings, sculptures, and spoken word depicting...

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April 30, 2019

Public Health Student Society Collects for Jenkintown Clothing Cupboard

The Public Health Student Society (PHSS) collected 10 boxes and two bags of donated clothing for the Jenkintown Clothing Cupboard. The PHSS students organized the clothing drive with three collection sites, created posters to advertise the project, quality-checked the clothing to ensure donations...

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April 29, 2019

Special Athletes Go for Gold

Smiles and laughter abounded on April 7 as special needs athletes from around the region filled the Kuch Center for Sportsfest, an annual one-day athletic clinic that allows athletes to expand their skills in swimming, basketball, martial arts, soccer, dance, and volleyball. At the event—co-hosted...

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April 26, 2019

Arcadia Establishes Public Relations Student Society

Chris Mullin , instructor in the Department of Media and Communication, helped establish Arcadia’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). The society has over 300 chapters nationwide, with almost 10,000 members. Mullin, joined by Communication and Media Studies major...

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April 24, 2019

Arcadia University Passes “Refugees Welcome” Resolution

By Olivia Grajewski ’20 Arcadia University’s Student Government Organization passed an “I Welcome” resolution on April 18 declaring the campus a welcoming and safe place for refugees. An effort led by the international organization Amnesty International, “I Welcome” resolutions are official, non-...

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April 18, 2019

Philadelphia Actuaries Club Donates to Actuarial Science Program

The Philadelphia Actuaries Club donated $500 in support of Arcadia’s Actuarial Science program during the organization’s meeting on April 2, which was attended by five Arcadia students. The donation will be used for exam reimbursement and study materials for students. This year, the Actuarial...

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April 17, 2019

Arcadia Special Athletes Association Featured by Philadelphia Inquirer

Arcadia students and alumni were the feature of an April 13 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the collaboration between Arcadia University Special Athletes Association (ASAA) and Rotary Special Athletes, which dates back over 30 years. “I’ve gained exposure to a community that I never interacted...

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April 16, 2019

African Folktale Competition Winners Announced

During the Pan African Studies program’s inaugural African Folktale Competition in February, students were tasked with writing an African folktale between 500 and 1,000 words. On April 5, winners Bethany Davis ’19 , Megan Patterson ’22 , Rebecca Hane ’20 , and Facia Sirleaf ’21M were feted at an...

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March 28, 2019

Choi ’19 Paints Mural in Boyer

For her Honors project, Writing and Graphic Design major Rebecca Choi ’19 painted a mural for the Biology Department. The mural, which Choi began in the summer of 2018, will be finished in the spring semester. The design includes a variety of colorful, nature-themed images, including plants, bones...

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March 26, 2019

Arcadia Hosts National Public Health Week Events

Arcadia’s Public Health Student Society (PHSS) is hosting fun and educational events for National Public Health Week, starting April 1. All events are free for Arcadia students, faculty, and staff. Monday, April 1: “Community Health Day” Yoga in the Castle: A one-hour yoga session led by Allyson...

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March 26, 2019

Arcadia Celebrates Holi Festival on Haber Green

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 and Caitlin Joyce '20 On March 20, Arcadia’s “Inside Hinduism” course hosted its second annual Holi Hindu Festival of Colors. Students met on Haber Green to learn about the history of the celebration and the Hindu culture while enjoying a lunch of traditional foods. After...

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March 7, 2019

Arcadia Hosts Race Historian Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author and Charles and Mary Beard professor of History at Rutgers University, discussed female abolitionists and runaway slaves at Arcadia on March 5. After, attendees watched Sisters in Freedom , a documentary on which Dr...

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