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May 7, 2020

In Memoriam: Walter E. Blankley

Walter E. Blankley, a beloved member of the Arcadia University community and husband of Life Trustee Rosemary Deniken Blankley ’57, ’06H , passed away on April 27. Together for 67 years, Walter and Rosemary established an extraordinary legacy at Arcadia, defined by a lifetime commitment to higher...

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April 27, 2020

Community Supports Students in Need Through Arcadia Food Pantry

As the Arcadia University community quickly adapted to the changing educational landscape during coronavirus, departments and offices didn’t forget their dedication to students in need. Throughout the academic year, Knights for Nutrition food pantry serves undergraduate and graduate students who...

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March 26, 2020

Scholars, Donors Celebrate Endowed Scholarship Support at Arcadia

Aliyah Pulley ’23 , an aspiring teacher, captivated the crowd on Thursday, March 5, when she shared her personal story of adversity, perseverance, triumph, and gratitude with scholarship supporters, fellow students, and University leadership during Arcadia’s Celebration of Scholarship event, held...

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January 17, 2020

Arcadia and the Korman Family Dedicate the Laura Minerva Korman Mirror Room

Grey Towers Castle has long stood as a symbol of Arcadia University, its students, and its alumni. Now, the Mirror Room, one of the Castle’s shining examples of elegance, will bear the name of one of the University’s most dedicated alumnae. On Jan. 16, more than 125 members of the Arcadia community...

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December 6, 2019

Arcadians Around the World UKnight for Students on #UKnightedTuesday

Joining the international celebration of philanthropy, on Tuesday, Dec. 3, the Arcadia community participated in its fifth annual day of giving, #UKnightedTuesday. Gifts from nearly 500 donors brought in a record-setting $129,077, surpassing the dollar goal by over $79,000 and more than tripling...

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October 17, 2019

Dr. Ford Mentors Tomorrow's Tech Leaders

Dr. Vitaly Ford Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics Courses: Computer Organization and Architecture, Data Structures and Algorithms, Operating Systems, Introduction to Practical Security Assessment, and Network Security Expertise: Cybersecurity Advice for Students: Be persistent...

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April 15, 2019

Sansevere ’20 to Intern at CHOP for Injury Science Research

Have you ever heard your cell phone go off while you were driving and taken your eyes off the road to look for it? Through her internship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia this summer, Psychology major Kayla Sansevere ’20 is researching why teens experience distracted driving, which the...

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March 12, 2019

'Philadelphia Inquirer' Tells Story of Dr. Ellington Beavers

On March 4, The Philadelphia Inquirer published an article on Dr. Ellington Beavers , his research in Boyer Hall's laboratories, and his historic gift to Arcadia University. The story has been picked up by the Associated Press and appeared in outlets around the country, including U.S. News &...

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October 18, 2018

Community UKNIGHTs 4 Arcadia During Inauguration Week

For four days during Inauguration Week, Arcadians around the world “UKNIGHTED” on campus and online for the fourth annual UKNIGHT 4 Arcadia campaign. Helping to surpass the goal of 1,022 donors, a record-setting 1,042 Arcadia alumni, students, faculty, staff, Trustees, parents, family members,...

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November 30, 2017

Arcadians UKNIGHT for Third Annual Day of Giving

On Nov. 28, 903 members of the Arcadia University community around the world “uknighted” for the third annual Day of Giving event. With the UKNIGHT 1 Day campaign focused on community participation, not dollars, this year’s goal of 700 donors was far surpassed in the 24-hour period. Collectively,...

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December 6, 2016

Arcadia Community UKNIGHTS for Second Annual Day of Giving

On Nov. 29, Arcadians around the world joined together to be counted and to show their support for the University they love so dearly. The second annual UKNIGHT 1 Day of Giving , a campaign supporting graduate and undergraduate programs, scholarships, and study abroad, smashed its goal of 700...

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November 22, 2016

UKNIGHT with Arcadians Around the World on Tuesday, Nov. 29

Beginning at midnight on Tuesday, Nov. 29, Arcadians around the world will unite for our second annual UKNIGHT 1 Day campaign. This is a 24-hour global challenge encouraging Arcadians everywhere to come together and show our Arcadia pride. On the 29th, keep watch for emails on how to participate...

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November 16, 2016

UKNIGHT 1 Day is Back!

Beginning at midnight on Tuesday, Nov. 29, Arcadians around the globe will unite once again for our second annual UKNIGHT 1 Day campaign. This all-community event coincides with the national #GivingTuesday. Ours is a participation campaign, and so we are measuring Arcadia Pride not by dollars, but...

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December 3, 2015

Campus UKNIGHTS for Inaugural Day of Giving

On Dec. 1, nearly 700 Knights around the world joined together in support of Arcadia. The inaugural UKNIGHT 1 Day of Giving, a campaign supporting graduate and undergraduate programs, scholarships, and study abroad, exceeded its goals, with 695 donors contributing $48,920 in a 24-hour period. Part...

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November 30, 2015

On Dec. 1, UKNIGHT and Be Counted

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, Arcadia is asking all University community members to UKNIGHT and be counted. The University’s inaugural UKNIGHT 1 Day of Giving Campaign , which coincides with the international GivingTuesday, asks all members of the campus community, from trustees, faculty, and staff to alumni...

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November 30, 2011

Arcadia Chronicles: Commons Nearly Complete Thanks to Alumni, Reunion Giving

With construction nearly complete, the Arcadia community is anxiously awaiting the opening of the new Commons student center on Jan. 23, 2012. After more than a year of construction, the 62,000-square-foot building connects to the existing Kuch Athletic and Recreation Center and brings much-needed...

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November 11, 2011

Student Speaker Sought for 'Commons: Meeting Place of Peoples, Marketplace of Ideas'

On Monday, Jan. 23, Arcadia University will celebrate the opening of the Commons, and one student will be chosen by his or her peers to speak on their behalf at the dedication ceremony, which, as Ed Sullivan would have said, will be "a really big shew." "This is truly a historic event for Arcadia,...

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November 1, 2011

Alumni Homecoming, Knight Out and Alumni Leadership Summit

By Georgene Pilling ’04M, Director of Alumni Relations Alumni Homecoming Alumni returned to campus on Saturday, Oct. 15, to celebrate a festive and beautiful homecoming, enjoy the student carnival along the Walk of Pride, join families at the afternoon picnic, and cheer on the soccer, field hockey...

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October 11, 2011

Video: 'Students Are Having a Blast' on Haber Green

"This is the best day of my presidency," said a barefoot Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III, President of Arcadia University. Megaphone in hand, he declared the green space in the middle of campus open on Oct. 7 after more than a year of construction. "And we have a new name for this turf, and we're not going...

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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 23, 2011

North American Clean Energy Notes Arcadia's Use of Geothermal Systems

North American Clean Energy recently released an article, “Exploring the Advantages of PEXa-based Geothermal Systems,” which mentions Arcadia University as being on the forefront of implementing this alternative to traditional geothermal piping systems. It’s true that many installers are more...

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