Arcadia University News

June 18, 2012

Pilachowski Wins PAGH Scholarship, Prepares for Clinical Training in Thailand

Emily Pilachowski , a student in the third year of the dual degree program in Master of Public Health and Master of Medical Science (Physician Assistant) , won a $250 student scholarship from Physician Assistants for Global Health (PAGH), a non-profit organization working to meet the needs of PAs...

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June 8, 2012

'The Chronicle of Higher Ed' Quotes Shultz and Siskind on 'Global Connections'

Arcadia University was mentioned in Ian Wilhelm's The Chronicle of Higher Education article "Northern Arizona U. Overhauls Curriculum to Focus on 'Global Competence.'" The Association of American Colleges and Universities supports the general-education approach and has worked with more than 100...

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April 26, 2012

ASIA Club Continues Tea House Tradition

By Michael Schwartz ’14 On a perfectly sunny day in April, members of Arcadia University’s ASIA Club led fellow students on an excursion to the Shofuso House and Garden, a traditional Japanese dwelling in Philadelphia. The setting was so calm and serene that the day’s worries seemed to melt away...

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April 24, 2012

Arcadia Launches Global Workshop Series with 20 Philadelphia Faculty in Cuba

Arcadia University launches its Global Faculty Development Workshop series in June at the University of Havana in Cuba. The global series aims to spur faculty leadership in campus internationalization across the nation. Twenty faculty from Philadelphia area universities will join Arcadia University...

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April 17, 2012

Paskell ’81,’96M.Ed., Gripper’12, Monaghan’12 Apply Seminar Skills Abroad

Adjunct Professor Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96M.Ed. and seniors Ashley Gripper and Kate Monaghan recently returned from the Nyanza Province of Kenya, where they worked at the Ogada Children’s Center, an orphanage that cares for children, most of whose parents have died of HIV/AIDS or related...

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April 13, 2012

Global Expo—Nearly 400 Students with Stories to Tell

Over spring break Arcadia University students traveled to 16 countries to complete fieldwork and in-country study for 17 Preview courses and four ID courses. The Commons will be abuzz as they convene to celebrate and present projects inspired by their international experiences at Global Expo on...

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March 9, 2012

Philadelphia Magazine: Advantage in Current Job Market, Arcadia's International MBA

Philadelphia Magazine featured Arcadia University’s MBA program in “Philadelphia magazine’s Guide to Graduate Schools,” in the March 2012 edition: Today, concentrations extend beyond traditional areas like marketing and finance, covering emerging fields such as healthcare, technology, and...

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February 20, 2012

Education Chair's Message

Connectivity has almost become a cliché, and as such, pushes us to challenge the truth of the inherent idea. In a recent interview that I heard with Viola Davis, where she commented on the criticism that The Help perpetuates stereotypical portrayals of African Americans, she suggested that in order...

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February 7, 2012

Kubischta ’10 Discovers Love and a Legal Career in London

Catherine Kubischta ’10 grew up on a small farm in the heart of North Dakota and dreamt of someday practicing law and exploring the globe. She came to Arcadia as an International Studies major and was one of the first students to declare a major in Global Legal Studies (GLS), new to Arcadia in 2006...

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February 3, 2012

Metro: 'Arcadia Has an Advocate in the President's Office'

'When Carl Oxholm III became president of Arcadia University in Glenside last summer, he immediately began talking to everyone he could about the university. 'Students, graduates, teachers, maintenance people, neighbors, elected officials, religious leaders—I wanted to hear their versions of what...

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December 21, 2011

Montgomery News: Student on First Year Study Abroad Program Helps Mom Meet Pen Pal

The Montgomery News recently featured an unlikely connection spanning oceans as well as decades. When Scott Rossiter '15, a Global Media Studies major, elected to participate in the First Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) in London, it gave his mother, Pam, an opportunity to meet her long-time...

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November 17, 2011

Arcadia University Ranks Among Top Leaders in Study Abroad 2011 Report

The Institute of International Education (IIE) kicked off International Education Week and again ranked Arcadia University among the top 10 universities in the United States for the percentage of undergraduate students studying abroad in its Open Doors 2011 report. Arcadia has been in the top 10...

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November 15, 2011

Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96M.Ed. Fuses Art, Service and Education

By JoLynne Bremmer ’10 Finding new ways to pursue her many passions, Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96M.Ed. , has enjoyed a multifaceted career as both an artist and an educator. Over the last 30 years, she has worked as a teacher, a small business owner, a photojournalist and a dedicated volunteer. She...

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October 18, 2011

Minkus ’09 Lands Dream Job at National Constitution Center

Elizabeth Minkus ’09 , Catering Sales Manager for Brulée Catering at the National Constitution Center , has the job of her dreams and is relishing Philadelphia's young professional scene. Living independently in the Rittenhouse Square District of the city, she feels fortunate for her achievements...

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October 11, 2011

Record Numbers Attending Fall Open Houses, Applying Afterward

"If ever you were looking for proof about the value of an Arcadia education, remember that people vote with their feet! We had 1,176 prospective students, family and friends visit us for our September Open House, a record for us, and more are expected this weekend at the Oct. 16 Open House, which...

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October 4, 2011

Taking Cue From Mentors, Pre-Med Lends a Hand in India

By SARAH R. SCHWARTZ ’10 Photography JORDAN RICHARDS ’15 Hardworking and goal-oriented, Sneha Thomas ’13 knows that it often takes more than individual effort to arrive at a destination. Arcadia’s supportive faculty and programs have helped the Biology major begin fulfilling her ambitions, and that...

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August 26, 2011

Arcadia University Named to ACE Initiative on Diversity and Internationalization

Arcadia University , a leader in global education, this week was named to a prestigious American Council on Education (ACE) project to explore best practices that connect international opportunities abroad with diversity efforts on college campuses and public service projects in neighboring...

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July 1, 2011

Reunion 2011: Alumni Awards and Presentations

By Georgene Pilling ’04M, Director of Alumni Relations Total Combined 5-year Reunion Gift from All Reunion Classes $6,676,488 50th Reunion Class Gift A special part of Reunion is the presentation of the 50th Reunion Class Gift to the University. This class gift is composed of all the annual and...

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June 24, 2011

FIPSE Update: Shared Futures Project Emphasizes Global Learning

Editor’s Note: The following article, which appeared in volume 2, issue 1 of the May 2011 Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) Update , reports on Arcadia University’s innovative Global Learning Curriculum made possible by a FIPSE Comprehensive Program Grant. A unit of the...

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June 24, 2011

Zeitz Reflects on Arcadia's Global Connections

Editor’s Note: The following article appeared in the May 2011 Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) Update. It is personal account written by Calynn Zeitz ’11 on Arcadia University’s innovative Global Learning Curriculum, the result of the Shared Futures Project. By Calynn...

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May 18, 2011

MBA Student Declared 2011 Credit Union Youth Ambassador of Pennsylvania

Whitney Thompson , a student in the M.B.A. with a Global Perspective program, was pronounced the winner of a statewide contest to serve as the 2011 Credit Union Youth Ambassador of Pennsylvania. Thompson, a Philadelphia chapter member of the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association and a member...

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