Arcadia University News


January 20, 2012

Rules of Life: Arcadia Hosts Panel Discussion on the Death Penalty

Arcadia University’s Office of Institutional Diversity in collaboration with The Jewish Social Policy Action Network (JSPAN) and the Cheltenham Branch of the NAACP hosted “A Community Discussion on the Death Penalty” on Jan. 16. The event was held in commemoration of the 26th anniversary of Rev. Dr...

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December 13, 2011

Winter Formal Dance Raises $500 for Make-A-Wish Foundation

More than 150 students enjoyed a night of friendship, dancing and fun—and raised more than $500 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation—at the Winter Semi-Formal organized by the Student-Athlete Advisory Council and Intramurals and Recreation on Saturday, Dec. 10, in the Dome. ( Photos on Flickr .) "It was...

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December 6, 2011

Volunteering for the Future: Clymer '11 Lands Job with AmeriCorps VISTA

Stephanie Clymer ’11 recently landed a position as the AmeriCorps VISTA/Community Liaison at the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc. (TTF) , a local organization focused on improving the health and vitality of the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Creek and its watershed. TTF facilitates,...

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December 2, 2011

Who Let the Goonies Out? Whoosh Go!

By Mrs. Bauer Soccer Mom The Philadelphia Union has Sons of Ben. Arcadia Basketball has the Glenside Goonies. And Kuch Center was rockin' as the season kicked off on Wednesday. "We want to make it ultimately the toughest place to play in conference and be as loud as possible for 40 minutes. Our...

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December 2, 2011

Political Debate Raises Awareness on Notable Issues

By Michael Schwartz ’14 The ornately decorated Mirror Room in Grey Towers Castle was the scene for passionate debate among Arcadia’s student political party groups. More than 40 people were treated to a fascinating exchange of views during the event, which was organized by Politicate. Members of...

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November 4, 2011

SABA Hosts 'Dress for Success' Fashion Show

Guests gathered along a red carpet in Grey Towers Castle on Nov. 2 for the third annual Dress for Success Fashion Show, co-hosted by the Students for the Advancement of Business Administration (SABA) and the Office of Career Development. Emceed by Julie DiTrapano , Director of Student Engagement,...

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October 28, 2011

Marchese Crowned Mr. Beaver 2011

By Heather Weaver, Assistant Director of Student Engagement The longstanding tradition of the Student Programming Board’s Mr. Beaver was again upheld on Saturday, Oct. 22, in the Kuch Center Gym. This year’s theme was “A Red Carpet Affair.” Students were encouraged to “dress to impress.” The gym...

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October 21, 2011

Mr. Beaver Hits the Red Carpet, Oct. 22

Six of Arcadia’s finest men will go head-to-head for the title of Mr. Beaver 2011 on Saturday, Oct. 22. The annual event, sponsored by the Student Programming Board, begins at 8 p.m. in the Kuch Center Gym. This year’s theme is A Red Carpet Affair; each competitor will play the role of a favorite...

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October 7, 2011

Hundreds of Barefoot Students Flood onto Haber Green

An estimated 600 shoeless feet were the first to rush onto the sparkling new grass as President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III —barefoot and brandishing a bullhorn—led the countdown for students lined up with scissors to cut the ribbon and lead the flood onto Haber Green to celebrate the opening of the...

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September 8, 2011

Activities Fair Showcases Arcadia's Clubs and Organizations

On Thursday, Sept. 1, the Activities Fair gave students a chance to learn about some of Arcadia's 90 clubs and organizations. Club representatives were available to answer questions for those interested in joining, and events and giveaways included persona cards by Paul Kleba. The fair was...

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August 26, 2011

Arcadia Students To Help Glenside With Streetscape Project, Tookany Creek Clean-up

On Monday, Aug. 29, Arcadia University’s Class of 2015 and new transfer students, joined by Arcadia faculty and staff, will put more than 1,000 hours of sweat equity into community projects in Glenside and Philadelphia as part of Community Service Day, an Arcadia tradition that began in 1991. About...

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July 29, 2011

Minetti Named New Assistant Director for Students and Young Alumni

Michael Minetti , Assistant Director for Students and Young Alumni, is the newest addition to the Arcadia University community. The Conshohocken, Pa., native arrived in early July with immutable energy, a passion for service and a wealth of creative ideas to share. Prior to taking the position,...

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May 18, 2011

Biology Club Visits the Philadelphia Zoo

Members of Arcadia’s Biology Club enjoyed a trip to the Philadelphia Zoo on May 1. Students observed a variety of morphology and behaviors that relate to the study of Biology. Some favorite animals were the camels, cheetahs, naked mole rats, poison dart frogs, peacocks, cobras, and otters. America’...

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April 29, 2011

200 Attend 'My Big Fat Greek Dance'

By Dave Reale ’09 More than 200 students—many wearing homemade togas—attended My Big Fat Greek Dance, held during Spring Fling. Organized by Soula Disakias , Dance Chair of the Student Programming Board, the event provided a way for students to encounter a unique culture they might not have...

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April 29, 2011

Class of 2011 Wins Jell-O Tug of War

By Dave Reale ’09 On April 15, during Spring Fling, the sixth annual Jell-O Tug of War saw eight teams competing for a chance at victory and a $500 check for their class. Like last year, the Class of 2011 emerged victorious, beating out team Matt Damon. Originally fearing the weather would hinder...

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April 22, 2011

Rain Couldn’t Dampen the Sounds of Woodstock

April showers didn’t put a damper on Spring Fling’s Woodstock event on April 16. The Arcadia community pulled together to load the bands and equipment into the Kuch Center. Students came equipped with blankets and Frisbees to keep the outdoor festival atmosphere of the event. The five bands who...

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April 22, 2011

22nd Annual Blitz Too Big for Castle Lawn

On Friday, April 15, Arcadia’s 22nd Annual Blitz Carnival took place on the Castle Lawn. Popular activities tables the photo booth and the chocolate-dipping station. The Stuff-A-Plush table was so popular supplies only lasted one hour. “This year, the weather was a bit chilly and we were restricted...

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April 15, 2011

Spring Fling: Many Activities, One Great Tradition

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 With a legacy that spans more than 150 years, Arcadia has had a number of traditions that have brought the University community together and fostered class and college spirit. As spring semester draws to a close and the prospect of summer vacation plans approach, students...

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April 5, 2011

Arcadia's Puro Ritmo Takes Gold in Latin Dance Competition

Puro Ritmo, Arcadia University’s Latin dance group, took first place at the 3rd Annual College Showdown, the nation’s biggest and most prominent college Latin dance event, at Drexel University. The group had two weeks to assemble a team and prepare choreography before the competition. “We went into...

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March 8, 2011

Dumbledorks Conquer First Annual Arcadia Quidditch Cup

The Society for Castle Restoration's first annual Arcadia Quidditch Cup drew an enthusiastic crowd on Saturday, March 5. Armed with brooms, wands, and other wizard gear, the Dumbledorks were triumphant, with Double Trouble trailing close behind. Samantha Wallace won the costume contest and received...

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March 4, 2011

Over N’ Out Wins Battle of the Bands, Place at Woodstock

More than 200 students gathered in Stiteler Auditorium to watch five regional bands contended in Battle of the Bands on Saturday, Feb. 26. The winner was five-piece band Over N’ Out from Baltimore, Md. They received a contract to play Arcadia's Woodstock concert on Saturday, April 16. “We’re all...

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