Arcadia University News

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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February 25, 2011

First-Year Student Brings His Band to the Battle, Feb. 26

Jonathan Cooney ’14 has already recorded two EPs and played in the company of several nationally touring acts on some of the most popular stages in the Northeast. This weekend, his band, The Pleasure, will add Arcadia University’s Stiteler Auditorium to its list of venues conquered, going head to...

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February 16, 2011

Dome Transformed into 'Combat Zone' for Laser Tag

On Saturday, Feb. 12, more than 180 students participated in Laser Tag in the Dome. Arcadia University’s Intramurals and Recreation Department sponsored the event in association with Combat Sports , an internationally acclaimed laser tag operator. The Dome was transformed into a “combat zone” with...

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February 8, 2011

Small Heads, Big Talent in Judith Taylor Student Gallery

By Jordyn Austin ’14 Tired of staring at textbooks during your marathon study session in the library? Want to feast your eyes on something a whole lot more attractive than formulas? Then wander down to the lower level of the Landman Library where an exhibit, No Big Heads , is being featured through...

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January 28, 2011

Intramural Sports: More than 80 Soccer Players Appear at the Dome

Turnout for intramural sports at the Dome was tremendous last week. More than 80 people showed up to play soccer. The fun continues next week. The schedule is as follows. Monday, Jan. 31: Indoor Intramural Soccer League Tuesday, Feb. 1: Ultimate Frisbee Wednesday, Feb. 2: Indoor Intramural Soccer...

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December 17, 2010

32 Students to Perform at Kennedy Center Theater Festival

Arcadia University’s award-winning theater department will be taking 32 students to the Region II Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival at Towson University in Towson, Md., Jan. 11-16. Twelve of the 32 students were nominated for their performances: Lauren Myers , a senior Acting major...

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September 8, 2010

Arcadia Welcomes New Student Affairs Staff

Arcadia welcomes two new staff members to the newly renamed Office of Student Engagement (formerly known as the Office of Student Activities), as well as a new area coordinator this fall. Julie DiTrapano is the new Director for Student Engagement. “Julie joins us from Colgate University where for...

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August 10, 2010

Stern Promoted to Associate VP of Student Affairs

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 After eight years of service to Arcadia, Joshua Stern is now the chief student affairs officer at Arcadia Univeristy, with new new title of Associate Vice President and Dean of Students. “As Associate VP, I have oversight for the Student Affairs Department, which includes...

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April 20, 2010

Woodstock: Jealousy Curve Converts Envy to Inspiration

By Sarah Schwartz '10 They’ve toured with The All-American Rejects, The Academy Is… and Rooney, and opened for Stone Temple Pilots. They’re currently recording their second full length with highly esteemed producer Phil Nicolo. On Saturday, April 24, Jealousy Curve ’s path collides with Arcadia...

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April 13, 2010

Saving Jane: Single Handedly Saving Pop?

By Sarah R. Schwartz '10 Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, you’ve heard of Saving Jane. Their single “Girl Next Door” has been featured as the theme of MTV’s Tiara Girls and was included on the hit compilation Now 22. For those of us attempting to hide from cable...

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April 9, 2010

Dickerson, Ly Receive Dean of Students Leadership Award

Kathleen D. Dickerson ’10 and Danny Ly ’10 were awarded the Dean of Students Leadership Award at the Arcadia University Honors Convocation on March 27. This award is presented to recognize and honor senior students for their influence on others, their commitment to Arcadia University, and constant...

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March 26, 2010

SAFETYSUIT to Rock Stiteler Auditorium

By Sarah R. Schwartz '10 The alternative rock sensation SAFETYSUIT comes to Arcadia’s own Stiteler Auditorium on Saturday, March 27, at 10 p.m., thanks to the Student Programming Board (SPB). Right now the band is on the road and making its way to Glenside, Pa. Bassist Jeremy Henshaw took a few...

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February 26, 2010

Students to Choose Battle of the Bands Winner, Feb. 27

By Sarah Schwartz ’10 The Student Programming Board’s Battle of the Bands hits The Chat Saturday, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m. After watching four local bands battle, Arcadia students will decide which band gets the title of 2010 champion and a contract to play at this year’s Woodstcok concert. Blackened...

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January 29, 2010

Natalie Gelman: Soulful Music Tells Tales of Life

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 The Student Programming Board (SPB) hosted musical artists Rudy Currence and Natalie Gelman on Wednesday, Jan. 27. The mood of the intimate crowd that gathered reflected the soulful music. Opening performer Natalie Gelman was the surprise hit of the evening. The soft-spoken...

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January 29, 2010

Late Knights Preview

Friday, Jan. 29 : The Class of 2013 hosts a Welcome Back Blacklight Dance from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. in The Chat. Wear white, grab a glowstick, dance the night away, and enter for your chance to win Late Knights raffles this weekend! The Student Activities Office is hosting an Ice Skating Trip to the...

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January 26, 2010

Bronze Radio Return Rocks Arcadia’s Late Knights

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 On Friday, Jan. 22, Arcadia University hosted Bronze Radio Return (BRR), as part of the Student Programming Board’s (SPB) Coffeehouse series. The up-and-coming six-piece band plays a unique mixture of blues, rock and roots with an indie flavor. They refer to themselves as “...

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