Arcadia University News


April 11, 2014

TEDxArcadiaUniversity Sets Table for Broad Ideas on Hunger

By CHRISTOPHER SARACHILLI ’14 and JASMINE L. HENDERSON ’15 It may run counter to common sense to think that many residents of one of the most obese cities in America would suffer from hunger. With 25 percent of its population living below the poverty line, though, Philadelphia is not only one of...

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March 10, 2014

Latino Association Raises Funds for Arcadia Scholarship Essay Contest

Christina Rodriguez ’14 , Latino Association president, reflects on this year’s Latin Expo on March 2, the ninth in University history and the fourth she has hosted, as well as the scholarship essay contest she co-founded at Arcadia. “You went out with a bang!” This expression seems to be the...

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March 1, 2014

Friday Night Thieves Crowned ‘King of the Bands’

By JEN RETTER ’16 On Feb. 22, three bands—Codec, Family Vacation, and Friday Night Thieves—and two solo performers— Craig Carrico ’14 and Alisa Thammavong ’15 —took the stage in the Great Room for The Student Programming Board’s annual Battle of the Bands. The talented musicians played both...

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February 28, 2014

Photos: Annual Senior Tradition Marks Years of Memories

By CHRISTOPHER SARACHILLI ’14 On a Tuesday evening in February, in the Mirror Room in the Castle, I saw a friend I had made in Paris. He stood at a table next to me, talking with classmates I sort of recognized. Any other day, I would have waved as I passed him on the Green or given him a short nod...

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March 18, 2013

Student Volunteers Become Home Cook Heroes

By JAYSON FLORES ’14 While most students were heading home for spring break, executive members of Arcadia for a Better Community (ABC) Shannon Goerke ’12, Kate Slenzak ’15, Jeremy Garcia ’14 and Jayson Flores ’14 gathered groceries and prepared to drive into Philadelphia. They were set to take part...

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December 12, 2012

The Amnesty International Club Writes for Rights

By JEN RETTER ’16 Thousands of schools and organizations across America participate in the “Write for Rights,” a letter-writing campaign created to defend victims of human rights violations. On Dec. 3, Arcadia’s Amnesty International club hosted AmnesTEA, a meeting held for any student or member of...

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November 5, 2012

Puro Ritmo Showcases Diverse Dance Styles at Penn Museum

By JEN RETTER ’16 On Oct. 8, just over a month after the start of classes, Arcadia University’s award-winning Latin dance club, Puro Ritmo, gave its first major performance of the year at the Welcoming Reception for International Students and Scholars at the University of Pennsylvania. In spite of...

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October 24, 2012

Classic Fairy Tales Remixed at Mr. Beaver

By FRANCESCA MAYR ’16 Photography PEDRO LEAL ’13 The Mr. Beaver pageant, a longstanding Arcadia tradition, was given a touch of whimsical magic this year as male contestants assumed fairy tale princess or magical creature alter egos. Their escorts took on the roles of prince, sidekick or nemesis in...

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September 28, 2012

After 13-Hour Ride to Glenside Southern Songbird Charms New Fans

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography CHRISTINA YEE ’14 When Emily Hearn finished the first song of her set, “Two Feet on the Ground,” fans broke into applause for the 22-year-old singer-songwriter. “Thank you so much, ya’ll,” she said with a laugh. “Oh my gosh, I just said ‘ya’ll’! I’m from Georgia.” The...

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September 27, 2012

Forensic Science Club Begins Exciting Year with Lecture by Expert Witness

By FRANCESCA MAYR ’16 At six o’clock on a drowsy Wednesday evening, 25 enthusiastic students in the Forensic Science Club took time out of their busy science-lab-filled schedules and gathered in a seminar room, eager to hear forensic toxicologist Dr. Barry Logan speak about his work on the Casey...

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May 10, 2012

Black Awareness Society, Alumni Association Host 'Event Worth Repeating'

By Georgene Pilling ’04M, Program Director for Alumni Relations On April 25 the Commons Great Room was filled with magic—symbolized by the image of the Sankofa bird and realized by the laughter and warm embraces of reunions between students, faculty, staff and alumni. [ Photos | Video ] With the...

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May 10, 2012

Seniors, Special Guest Enjoy Spotlight at Knight Club Show

Emotions were running high as Knight Club took to the stage for its two-night spring performance during Spring Fling weekend. On Friday, April 20, more than 20 seniors closed the sold-out show with a medley of songs from the 1990s and styles of dance ranging from hip-hop and modern to tap and...

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May 3, 2012

Stackhouse Leads APTA Course on Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation

Dr. Scott Stackhouse , Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, led a continuing education course for the American Physical Therapy Association, Evidence into Practice: Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation of the Quadriceps Post Knee Surgery , on May 3. The course discussed the use of neuromuscular...

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May 2, 2012

Spring Fling 2012—Behind the Scenes

By Heather Weaver, Assistant Director of Student Engagement Spring Fling 2012 was a huge success—hundreds of students, staff, faculty, alumni and guests participated in four days of events. ( View photos .) Everyone enjoyed tons of free food, novelties and entertainment. Whether students were...

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May 2, 2012

Student Engagement and SGO Announce Club and Student Leadership Awards

The Office of Student Engagement and the Student Government Organization would like to congratulate all clubs and organizations and their leaders on a successful year. Several clubs, programs and individuals are recognized each year for going above and beyond. Clubs and individuals are nominated by...

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April 26, 2012

Young the Giant a Huge Hit at Woodstock

By Amanda Card ’12 If your ears aren’t ringing, you missed Arcadia’s Woodstock… and one of the greatest headliners in the event's history. A 46-date sold out tour and plans to perform at Bonnaroo didn’t stop Young The Giant from putting on a stellar show for Arcadia University. YTG rocked the Kuch...

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March 6, 2012

Watch it Now: Arcadia University's Skyward Rock Climbing Club Goes Vertical

watch?v=rbMJPT7kJHs%3Fversion%3D3%26amp%3Bhl%3Den_US%26amp%3Brel%3D0 Curious about what Arcadia University's Skyward Rock Climbing Club is 'up' to? Several members recently filmed an outing at Go Vertical in Philadelphia with a GoPro1080 helmet cam. Edited by Jared Greene , the video features the...

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February 17, 2012

Teaming Up to End World Hunger

By Michael Schwartz ’14 After enjoying snacks and warm beverages in the Sports Pavilion, volunteers from Arcadia University and beyond shuffled into the Dome with a single goal in mind: fight world hunger. For the second year in a row, Arcadia’s Office of Community Service and the international...

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February 10, 2012

Knight Club Performs at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center

By Amanda Card ’13 After a demanding three weeks of rehearsal, 31 dancers from Arcadia University performed during halftime at Saturday’s Philadelphia Wings indoor lacrosse game at Wells Fargo Center. The dance routine was choreographed and executed well—an awesome expression of the students’...

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February 10, 2012

Sacramento Bee: Arcadia Performs Vagina Monologues

The Sacramento Bee recently listed Arcadia University's production of The Vagina Monologues which will be performed in Stiteler Auditorium on Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. View the full listing.

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February 7, 2012

An Evening of Celebration with Musician Galen Abdur Razzaq

By Michael Schwartz ’14 The incomparable Galen Abdur Razzaq, a flutist and spoken word artist from Montclair, N.J., kicked off Arcadia’s celebration of Black history by captivating students in the Chat Performance Area with soothing and chill jazz music and thoughtful poetry. “Students enjoyed...

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