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February 4, 2021

Hidden Opponent Chapter Formed for Student Athlete Mental Health Advocacy

By Katherine Haines '21 Arcadia’s student athletes battle opponents on the court and in the field, but the hidden opponent is one that should not be overlooked. The Hidden Opponent chapter at Arcadia was approved at the Dec. 1 meeting of the Student Government Organization (SGO) to be a new club...

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January 29, 2021

Arcadia Welcomes Students Back to Campus

Arcadia’s campus, quiet for the past 10 months, again was alive with the sounds and sights of students as 355 approved residential students moved into Oak Summit and residence halls—many at single bedroom occupancy—throughout the week of Jan. 17. In addition to those living on campus, an additional...

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January 27, 2021

Brown ’21 Uses Design Skills to Help Small Businesses, Nonprofits

Mya Brown ’21 had dreamed of being a surgeon to help those suffering from Hydrocephalus, which is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the cavities of the brain. However, after her first year at Arcadia University, she found her passion for art and will graduate this May with a...

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December 14, 2020

Skolka ’21 Helps Animal Rescue Raise Funds This Holiday Season

Graphic Design major Courtney Skolka ’21 thought her recent Visual Communications project wouldn’t go any further than the classroom. However, after sharing her design with Morris Animal Refuge in Philadelphia, they’ve collaborated to launch a fundraising campaign this holiday season. Until Monday...

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December 10, 2020

Netflix, Disney, Tik Tok—Arcadia Builds Community Around Common Interests

How do you stay engaged outside of the classroom in a virtual setting? In an attempt to answer this question, Engagement and New Student Programs launched the UKnighted Communities of Interest (UCI) in October. The 21 UCIs are designed to connect students to each other through common interests...

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November 24, 2020

Food Club Looks to Inspire Cultural Exchange Between Jiangsu and Arcadia Students

During the Oct. 27 Student Government Organization (SGO) meeting, the executive committee approved the newest student group: the Chinese Food Club. The Chinese Food Club President Xinran “Victoria” Wang ’21 said many of the club’s members previously attended an event that focused on Asian food, and...

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November 3, 2020

SGO Thrives During Pandemic

“Our goal is always to be the voice for the students, to represent them with administration,” said Student Government Organization (SGO) President Kelly Muntzenberger ’21 about how the group has adjusted to online engagement. “The conversation is a lot deeper this year. We’re bonding over common...

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October 21, 2020

Students Help Restore Wetlands in Cheltenham

Katherine Haines ’21 , Nikolai Kachuyevski ’21 , and Hannah McGinnis ’21 volunteered with Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) to help restore the creekbank at Cheltenham Township’s Charles D. Conklin Jr. Pool and Recreation Area on Oct. 3. TTF is restoring the creekbank—which flows...

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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 16, 2020

Allen ’24 Launches Clothing Brand to Develop Entrepreneurial Skills

With more free time this summer, students are finding new ways to follow their dreams. Jshane Allen ’24 , a first-year Healthcare Administration student, spent the summer making her’s happen by launching a clothing brand, Charged. “It was always something I had an interest in. When Corona happened...

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August 19, 2020

Drag Racing Helps Zepp ’24 Overcome Lack of Confidence

“I've been bullied since the third grade,” said Bailie Zepp ’24 , a drag racer from Hanover, Pa. who holds three National Hot Rod Association junior racing records: most money won, most wins in a row, and most tracks traveled in a row. “Racing was my outlet to get away from [that]. It's turned me...

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August 5, 2020

Equestrian Team Rallies Behind Alumna and Former Coach

On July 22, Amber Jewell ’04 gave birth to her second son, Levi Clemmer. Approximately 27 hours later, on July 23, the barn housing 16 of the 40 horses at her farm burned to the ground. “It was about 10 minutes to 11 a.m. when my mom called me about it,” said Jewell, who was still in the hospital...

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June 5, 2020

SGB Students Participate in International Business Strategy Competition

School of Global Business students Sarah Aschemeier ’20 , Brett Fenstermacher ’20 , Rebecca Krewina ’20 , Jordan Miller ’20 , and Amber Zelko ’20 earned top awards in the annual International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition (ICBSC) Business Simulation competition. The team was recognized...

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April 22, 2020

Henning Provides Wellness, Mental Health Services for Arcadia Community

Final Exam Week is a stressful time for students. It happens each spring and fall when students pour everything they have learned during the semester into measurable assessments. With the pressure to turn in their best academic performance, students often feel anxiety, stress, and worry...

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December 19, 2019

Davis ’20 and ASIA and K-Pop Clubs Celebrate Asian Culture and Cuisine

Asian culture and cuisine were on the menu as part of a collaboration between the ASIA and K-Pop clubs on Nov. 19. Guests were treated to games and entertainment; food from India, Korea, the Philippines, and Japan; and Korean dances, taught by the K-Pop club. Arcadia’s ASIA club represents and...

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December 16, 2019

Wu ’22 Explores Fantasy Through Art

By Caroline Jordan '20 “I love being a member of the art department because I’m pushed to do my best, but still get the freedom to do what I want,” said Hanna Wu ‘22 . Wu, a Graphic Design major, loves the opportunities that her program gives her. During her first year, Wu’s foundation courses...

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December 2, 2019

POWER Prompts Discussion to Understand Various Experiences of Arcadia Community

On Nov. 9, Pushing Our Women of Color To Excel in The Real World (POWER) hosted Socialize and Sip, a social experiment inspired by digital media group Jubilee. The experiment was based on a Jubilee segment called “Spectrum,” which creates a discussion through a visual representation where people,...

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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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