Arcadia University News

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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March 29, 2011

Scotland Preview Students Encounter Currency in Classroom Comparisons

“The most exciting part of Preview was the freedom to choose to do what I wanted or was most interested in doing while abroad,” says Elementary and Special Education major Stephanie Fell ’14 who recently returned from Scotland Preview. Teamed up with fellow honors student and Elementary Education...

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March 11, 2011

Vienna and Sicily Preview: Transfer Students

Transfer students chose this year between Vienna Preview , where they will learn about the pivotal role that Austria played in both world wars and see this story told through the amazing art and architecture of the city—and Italy Preview to Sicily, where they will investigate the historical and...

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March 11, 2011

Social Action: Students Mark Storm Drains in Watershed

Arcadia University students in the course Social Action and Social Change marked storm drains and cleaned up trash around Burholme Park as part of a service learning project they're doing for the University Seminar, taught by Drs. Jeff and Norah Shultz . The park effort is part of the Tookany/...

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February 18, 2011

Appleby Explores India While Studying Development and Human Rights

By Dave Reale ’09 For her first time traveling beyond Western Europe, International Studies major Jennifer Appleby ’12 decided to go to India. She’s currently spending a semester in Pune through Arcadia’s partnership with the Alliance for Global Education, where she’s experiencing a much different...

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January 25, 2011

16 Students Participate in Service Learning in Guatemala

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 Sixteen students joined Terry Greiner and Dr. Erica R. Davila , Assistant Professor of Education, in Guatemala Jan. 8-16 as part of a four-credit interdisciplinary course. As part of the experience, which Greiner introduced to Arcadia in 2007, students traveled to Zacapa...

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December 21, 2010

Preview Leaders Named for Spring 2011

Janice Finn , Associate Dean of International Affairs, has announced the faculty and staff members selected for the annual Arcadia spring break tradition since 1994—Preview! Preview is a spring break experience for first-year students and transfer students at Arcadia University. Arcadia faculty and...

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November 16, 2010

Arcadia University Ranks #1 in Nation in Undergraduate Participation in Study Abroad

Arcadia University has the #1 undergraduate participation rate in the nation, marking its leadership in international education with an undergraduate participation of 132.2 percent, higher than any other college or university in the United States, according to the Open Doors 2010 report released...

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November 9, 2010

Preview for Transfer Students: Vienna and Sicily in Spring 2011

Preview for transfer students expands this year, adding a Spring 2011 semester course with travel to Austria along with a course with travel to Italy over spring break, March 11 to 18. Each 2-credit course runs from late January until early April. “Vienna: From History to Modernity” will be taught...

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October 26, 2010

Shultz, Shultz and Skilton-Sylvester Lead AAC&U Session on Diversity, Internationalization

Dr. Jeff Shultz , Assistant Provost and Professor of Education, Dr. Norah Shultz , Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences and Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Education, and Dr. Ellen Skilton-Sylvester , Professor of Education and Director of Global Connections,...

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October 15, 2010

NAC&U Cites Arcadia's University Seminars as Innovative Examples

By Marykate Torley ’11 In the October 2010 Association for Integrative Studies (AIS) Newsletter , Lynette Robinson, Director of the New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), was interviewed about colleges that were focused on innovation. Robinson defined a New American College or...

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October 8, 2010

Skilton-Sylvester Guest Speaker at Swedish Literacy Practices Research Group

Dr. Ellen Skilton-Sylvester , Professor of Education and Director of Global Connections, was the invited speaker at Orebro University at a research network meeting sponsored by the Communication, Culture and Diversity research group on Sept. 21 and 22 in Orebro, Sweden. The workshop included...

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September 17, 2010

Student Brings Jane Addams Biographer to Arcadia

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 On Thursday, Sept. 16, more than 65 people showed up to listen to a discussion by Louise Knight, a noted biographer of Jane Addams. The event happened as a result of the efforts of International Studies and Spanish major Amanda Nosel ’11 , who spent the summer interning at...

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August 24, 2010

Arcadia Named Top Up-and-Coming University

“In spring 2010, for the third year in a row, U.S. News asked the experts who respond to our annual peer assessment survey to identify institutions in their U.S. News ranking category that are making the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, and student life,”...

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August 17, 2010

Ireland: 'Turning Sporting Heroes into Heroic Warriors'

Dr. Colin Ireland , Resident Director of The College of Global Studies Dublin Center in Ireland, presented a paper on “Turning Sporting Heroes into Heroic Warriors,” on July 30 at the 34th Annual Conference for the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures. The conference took...

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June 2, 2010

Employees Recognized at Service Awards Luncheon

Arcadia University celebrated the many milestones of its employees on May 25 at the annual Service Awards and Retirees Luncheon. Dr. William Frabizio , 40 years of service: “… Bill Frabizio has been the mainstay of the music department and the music program at Arcadia, now, for a full two...

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April 13, 2010

Intern Shares Her Experience Volunteering in Guatemala

Brita Krempasky ’12 , a Fine Arts major with a concentration in ceramics, writes about her experiences volunteering in Guatemala over spring break, March 13-21, in the April issue of Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas. The weeklong service trip to Guatemala was part of her ID 181.4 International...

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March 30, 2010

Shultz and Shultz: ‘Fostering Social Responsibility: Pedagogies That Matter’

Dr. Norah Shultz , Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences and Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Education, and Dr. Jeff Shultz , Assistant Provost for Special Projects, were invited to participate in a session on “Fostering Social Responsibility: Pedagogies That...

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March 2, 2010

Deadline for Study Away at Chicago, Los Angeles is March 15

March 15 is the deadline to apply for domestic study away during Fall 2010 at Whittier or North Central College. Interested students should contact Dr. Ellen Skilton-Sylvester , Professor of Education, Coordinator of ESL Programs and Director of Global Connections, at

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March 2, 2010

Skilton-Sylvester Publishes Chapter on Cambodians in Philadelphia

Dr. Ellen Skilton-Sylvester , Professor of Education and Director of Global Connections, co-wrote a chapter in the new book Global Philadelphia: Immigrant Communities Old and New , which comes out March 10 from Temple University Press. The book examines how Philadelphia has affected its immigrants...

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February 26, 2010

Palis, Phillips Examine Conservation Genetics of Bioko Primates

By Sarah Schwartz '10 Biology major Rachel Palis ’10 has spent the past three years of her undergraduate career examining conservation efforts of primates on Bioko Island under the direction of Dr. Naomi Phillips , Assistant Professor of Biology. This research has allowed her to expand her skills...

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