Arcadia University News


February 18, 2016

Students Honored at Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

By Lana Valente '19 Arianna Kendra ‘17 , Damien Figueras ‘16 , and Gabriella Santoro ‘16 were awarded scholarships, grants, and other prizes for their work in Arcadia theater productions at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Region II Festival (KC/ACTF), Jan. 12-16 at West Chester...

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February 16, 2016

FIFA Fans Invited to Compete in Xbox One Tournament Feb. 24

Arcadia students are invited to showcase their gaming prowess at the Philadelphia Union’s Xbox One FIFA 16 tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 8 to 11 p.m. in the Commons, outside of the game room. A maximum of 24 players, all of whom must be enrolled at Arcadia, will be selected to participate...

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December 9, 2015

Gilmore’s ‘Big Idea’ to Improve Campus Recycling

Deb Gilmore ’19 is full of big ideas. In fact, her innovative strategy to improve sustainability on campus won her Arcadia’s first Big Idea Competition , sponsored by the Honors Program . Gilmore plans to place compost bins near the Dining Hall as part of a campuswide recycling initiative. One of...

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November 20, 2015

This Weekend at Arcadia: Dec. 11-13

Friday, Dec. 11 In the Commons Art Gallery at 11 a.m. there will be an exhibition and sale of independent, high-quality student artwork. A portion of proceeds benefits A Step Up Academy . Sunday, Dec. 13 Come enjoy a free concert in Murphy Hall at 4 p.m. with performances by the University Choir,...

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November 12, 2015

Students Plant Thousands of Daffodil Bulbs to Beautify Campus

On Oct. 30, nearly 100 students and President Nicolette DeVille Christensen led an effort to plant more than 2,600 daffodil bulbs at 16 locations around campus in a beautification and sustainability effort made possible through support from the Office of the President. Popular thoroughfares outside...

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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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