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October 28, 2015

Dr. Deshpande Leads Discussion on Film 'Rati Chakravyuh'

On Oct. 22, Dr. Shekhar Deshpande , professor of media and communication , led “Everything Is Always in the Middle,” a discussion at the nonprofit arts organization Philadelphia Slought Foundation . Dr. Deshpande discussed Indian mythologies, marriage customs, and storytelling in Rati Chakravyuh ,...

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October 28, 2015

Dr. Loury Talks Black Male Development Symposium on WVON 1690 AM

On Oct. 17, Dr. Doreen Loury , assistant professor of sociology and director of Pan-African Studies, appeared on “Philip Jackson—The BlackStar Project” on WVON 1690AM , a radio station servicing the Chicago area. Dr. Loury discussed the Black Male Development Symposium (BMDS), of which she is...

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October 21, 2015

Students Hone Leadership Skills at AU LEAD Conference

Story by Shani Carrington '18 On Oct. 4, nearly 40 students developed skills at the AU Leadership Exploration and Development (AU LEAD) Student Conference. With workshops, breakout sessions, and a keynote speaker, they strengthened connections with each other and networked with alumni in the...

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September 23, 2015

Student Organization Gives Back to Veterans at Wills for Heroes

On Sept. 12, members of the Arcadia community gave back to those who have served in the armed forces and as first responders by providing a frequently put off but critical service: estate planning. At Wills for Heroes, organized by the Student Veteran Organization (SVO) with the help of the...

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September 22, 2015

Oct. 6 Concert to Address Predatory Lending, Credit Card Debt

On Tuesday, Oct. 6, the band GOODING will bring its “Funding the Future” tour to Arcadia University. Through a concert, multimedia presentation, and talkback, the group will shed light on the dangers of predatory lending and credit card debt, as well as the benefits to saving early and looking into...

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September 10, 2015

Sandra Clark, Managing Editor for ‘The Philadelphia Inquirer,’ to Oversee ‘Because Arcadia’ Student Blog

Because Arcadia , Arcadia’s award-winning student-written blog, is excited to welcome Sandra Clark ’14MBA as managing editor. As managing editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer , one of the nation’s most prominent newspapers, Clark leads half of a newsroom of nearly 200, overseeing digital, arts...

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June 10, 2015

Doolittle ’15 Throws Out Phillies First Pitch

Stephen Doolittle ’15 throws the ceremonial first pitch before the Phillies-Pirates game on May 11. Students in the Class of 2015 attended the game as part of Senior Week, which also included a black tie event, trips to Dorney Park and Atlantic City, an evening on the Spirit of Philadelphia, and a...

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May 14, 2015

Call for Papers: Submit to The Compass by Aug. 15

The second issue of The Compass , edited and managed by the Arcadia University Honors Program, launched in April at the Exhibition for Academic Success and is now calling for papers to include in its third issue. The current issue features articles by eight students from universities across the...

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April 17, 2015

Scarlet & Grey Day Welcomes Incoming Students

Last Saturday’s Scarlet and Grey Day brought 450 admitted students and their families to campus to take sample classes, attend academic seminars, and learn what it means to be a Knight. Under plentiful sunshine, admitted students enjoyed lawn games and Philadelphia-area food while meeting with...

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April 8, 2015

Klobut ’15M, Dr. Scott Present on Detecting Drug Abuse Through Hair

Master of Science in Forensic Science student Jakub Klobut ’15M and Dr. Karen Scott , director and associate professor of Forensic Science, presented research on “Supported Liquid Extraction,” a method of drug abuse detection through hair, at the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of...

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April 3, 2015

Students Connect, Impress at Career Fair

More than 300 students attended the March 31 Career Fair in the Kuch Center Alumni Gymnasium. Nearly 100 organizations participated, including employers and graduate schools, representing education, nonprofit, financial, accounting, consulting, marketing, media, and government sectors. “Students...

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April 3, 2015

Model UN Students Awarded at Conference

At the National Model United Nations New York Conference in March, Arcadia students were honored for their work serving as delegates representing the country of Grenada. Olayinka Adesehinwa ’17, Spencer Alexander ’15, Anil Beephan ’16, Konstantinos Calliagas ’16, Stephen Doolittle ’15 , Angela...

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April 2, 2015

Physical Therapy Faculty and Students Present Research at APTA Combined Sections Meeting

Arcadia University’s Physical Therapy program was well-represented at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Annual Combined Sections Meeting in Indianapolis in February 2015. The research platform and 11 research posters that the group presented represented the work of 12 faculty and 19 entry...

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April 2, 2015

Stackhouse Publishes Paper in ‘International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation’

Dr. Scott Stackhouse , associate professor of physical therapy, published a study titled “Task Practice with or without Cellular Transplantation Promotes Recovery of Reach-to Grasp Function after Cervical Spinal Cord Injury” in the International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation ...

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April 1, 2015

Video: Flash Rosenberg, Attention Span For Hire

Visiting artist Flash Rosenberg talks about her career as an Attention Span for Hire and how drawing can help the mind to retain and comprehend ideas simple and complex.

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April 1, 2015

Auction of Abbey Ryan Painting to Benefit Scholarship Fund

On March 27, Abbey Ryan ’03 conducted a live painting demo in Grey Towers Castle to benefit the Jami Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship at Arcadia University. Dozens of people gathered to watch on the landing of the Grand Staircase, where a projector gave a close-up of each brushstroke. Many more tuned...

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April 1, 2015

Students Honored at 2015 Convocation

Student and faculty achievements were highlighted at Arcadia’s annual Honors Convocation, March 28 in the Kuch Center Alumni Gymnasium. More than 700 undergraduate students were named to the Dean’s Honors and Distinguished Honors Lists for the spring 2014 semester, while more than 750 were named to...

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March 27, 2015

Psychology Department Well-represented at Eastern Association Conference

At the 86th Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) Conference earlier this month, 24 Arcadia students and alumni presented on 15 topics ranging from the power of marketing for bottled water to drug interactions in the brain. Faculty members Dr. Steve Robbins , Dr. Christina Brown , Adam Levy , Dr...

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March 26, 2015

Physician Assistant Students Rally for Marfan Syndrome

In 2010, two-year-old Angelina Dolge passed away due to complications from Marfan Syndrome, a disorder caused by a mutation in the genes that encode for the body’s connective tissue. Though Angelina’s life was cut short, her aunt, Samantha Liddy, PA-S , was inspired to pursue a lifelong career in...

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March 26, 2015

How a Crash Changed Everything for the Art Gallery

March 2015 marks the 30th anniversary of Arcadia University Art Gallery’s move to its current location in the Benton Spruance Art Center, a historic structure built in 1892 that once held massive turbines that provided electricity for the Harrison mansion, now known as Grey Towers Castle. The...

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March 24, 2015

Niyizonkiza, Vitetta to Address Graduates at 2015 Commencement

Deogratias Niyizonkiza, founder and CEO of Village Health Works in the African country of Burundi, and Francis G. Vitetta, retired chairman and CEO of VITETTA, will address degree recipients and earn honorary degrees at Arcadia University’s 2015 Commencement ceremonies. Vitetta will address master’...

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