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March 30, 2022

Arcadia University TEDx Event, April 14: Beyond the Mask

The final TEDx Arcadia University conference – an event where speakers share “ideas worth spreading” – will be Thursday, April 14, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Following the theme “Beyond the Mask,” the conference will explore topics including societal norms and criminal and social justice. Registration is...

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March 15, 2022

April 5: Reynoso-Morris ’12, Ruiz-Whalen to Speak on Shaping Communities at Pioneer Series Event

Arcadia University alumna Alyssa Reynoso-Morris ’12 and Dara Ruiz-Whalen will be featured speakers when the University’s Honors Program hosts its annual Pioneer Series event at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5. This year’s event, which is focused on shaping communities locally and abroad, will be held in...

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December 14, 2021

Honors Students Spread Holiday Cheer Through Letter Writing Campaign

The Senior Social committee of the Honors Program helped to spread holiday cheer through a letter writing campaign to local nursing homes. The students also held a donation drive for slippers, socks, and other non-perishable items and collaborated with the Community Outreach committee on collecting...

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December 2, 2021

Honors Projects to Be Presented Online and In-person, Dec. 7-8

Successful habits, video game genres, and tattooing are among the topics of this year’s Arcadia University Honors projects, to be presented Tuesday, Dec. 7 and Wednesday, Dec. 8. Students will present the projects via Zoom from 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday , (meeting ID 962 8225 3526). An additional...

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July 1, 2021

Honors Students and Alumni Thank Klein for Outstanding Mentorship

Assistant Dean for Honors and Accelerated Programs Helene Klein doesn’t expect thanks for the individualized attention and mentorship she provides to her students, but that’s exactly what she received when her graduate assistant presented her with a book of personalized messages. These submissions...

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May 17, 2021

Amy Stringer: Master of Science in Forensic Science

Major: Master of Science in Forensic Science Favorite Arcadia memory: There are so many. I use to hold these game nights in the Fall 2019 [as an undergraduate biochemistry student]—had this awesome group of students that came into the honors program. They wanted to play Dungeons & Dragons, and...

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February 10, 2021

Ferrier ’22 Joins Panel to Discuss American Hero

After months of researching local American hero Dr. Frank Erdman Boston, English major Leigh Ferrier ’22 will share what she’s learned at a panel on Thursday, Feb. 11 co-hosted by the Boston Legacy Foundation and Lansdale Public Library on Dr. Boston’s life and legacy. Dr. Boston was an American...

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November 11, 2020

Miller ’21 Reflects on Time as Compass Editor

Biology/Pre-Forensic Science major Jane Miller ’21 is celebrating the release of the upcoming The Compass where she’s been editor-in-chief for the last three years. This issue in particular is quite the achievement—originally slated for publication last spring, the issue got delayed due the...

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May 7, 2020

#ArcadiaStrong: Faculty and Staff Standouts During COVID-19

We asked our social media followers to share outstanding faculty and staff experiences they've had in the wake of COVID-19. " Jodi Bornstein has built a community for ED110 that has been super supportive." " Kathy Trainor has been very supportive and accommodating!" " Dr. Trainor and the...

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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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December 19, 2019

Davis ’20 and ASIA and K-Pop Clubs Celebrate Asian Culture and Cuisine

Asian culture and cuisine were on the menu as part of a collaboration between the ASIA and K-Pop clubs on Nov. 19. Guests were treated to games and entertainment; food from India, Korea, the Philippines, and Japan; and Korean dances, taught by the K-Pop club. Arcadia’s ASIA club represents and...

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December 9, 2019

Honors Students Present on Holocaust, Migrant Children, and First Amendment at National Conference

Four students presented at the 54th National Collegiate Honors Conference (NCHC) in New Orleans from Nov. 6 to 10 on the rescue efforts of Jewish people during the Holocaust, the education of detained migrant children, the First Amendment and how it relations to American war memorials, and the need...

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October 31, 2019

“Craftivism” Course Encourages Activism Through Arts

By Caroline Jordan ’20 “It’s activism for introverts,” explained Associate Professor and Chair of Visual and Performing Arts Carole Loeffler , who teaches the University’s “craft+activism = Craftivism” course this semester. Craftivism is the act of using traditional, “domestic” arts—such as...

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August 19, 2019

Goldwater Scholar Researches Distracted Driving

Ever take your eyes off the road when your cell phone buzzes? Kayla Sansevere ’20 wants to know why—and her research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) might help psychologists better understand distracted driving, ranked the leading cause of death for adolescents by the U.S. Centers...

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April 12, 2019

Students Present at SEPCHE Honors Conference

More than 30 students in the Honors Program presented at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE) Honors Conference at Cabrini University on March 23. Topics varied among the multiple majors and fields represented, including the shifting ethnic boundaries in American...

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April 10, 2019

Honors Students Host Largest Senior Social

Arcadia’s Honors Program held its fifth annual Senior Social on April 5 in Grey Towers Castle. Essentially a prom, the event encourages senior citizens to get out of their skilled care facilities for a night of fun. Students coordinated and ran this year’s event, which was the largest in history...

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March 28, 2019

Choi ’19 Paints Mural in Boyer

For her Honors project, Writing and Graphic Design major Rebecca Choi ’19 painted a mural for the Biology Department. The mural, which Choi began in the summer of 2018, will be finished in the spring semester. The design includes a variety of colorful, nature-themed images, including plants, bones...

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March 14, 2019

Help Develop Memories by Donating CD Players and Headphones

“Music, Art, and Memory,” an Honors class at Arcadia, is collecting gently used CD players and headphones for residents at Edgehill Nursing Home. This semester, the students were paired with nursing home residents for weekly visits, in which students encouraged their partners to express themselves...

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March 6, 2019

Arcadia Looks to “What’s Next?” for Fourth Annual Tedx Event April 14

From envisioning how America’s prison system needs change to investigating how dance inspires children, TEDx Arcadia University: “What’s Next?” on April 14 will encourage attendees to ask how their passions can change the Philadelphia region. TEDx Arcadia University: “What’s Next?” is the fourth...

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September 25, 2018

Global Justice, Public Health, and AIDS Activist to Serve as Arcadia Honors Program’s First Executive-in-Residence

A leader in the global justice and HIV/AIDS advocacy, Dr. Paul Zeitz has spent his life advocating for human rights, equal opportunity, and justice for all. Outraged at senseless suffering and grand inequities, Dr. Zeitz has strategized and implemented solutions to some of the world’s most daunting...

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September 5, 2018

Students Get ‘First Taste’ of Philadelphia at Honors Retreat

Nicole Gieselman '19 On Aug. 31, first-year students at Arcadia got a taste of Philly. At the Honors Program retreat, 75 first-year students competed in icebreaker games, sampled local cuisine, and journeyed into Philadelphia. An introduction to the City of Brotherly Love for many of the students,...

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