Arcadia University News


February 21, 2017

Bierwisch Presents at National eSports Conference

Dom Bierwisch ’18 , a Chemistry major, was invited to speak at a music and gaming symposium after presenting his Honors project on the driving forces behind the growing industry of eSports at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education Honors Conference. eSports are digital...

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February 13, 2017

Wanted: Big Ideas—Anything Come to Mind?

Ready to share your “big idea,” but not sure how to transform your vision into reality? The Big Idea Competition, sponsored by the Honors Program, invites all undergraduate students, innovators, and activists to pitch events, services, and other projects designed to enhance the campus or local...

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January 19, 2017

Honors Program and Office of Institutional Diversity Host Social Progress Event to Kick Off Big Idea Competition

On Feb. 27, the Honors Program and Office of Institutional Diversity will host a Social Progress Incubator to encourage community service, motivate student activists, and kick off Arcadia’s annual Big Idea Competition. All members of the University community are invited to join guest speakers...

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November 7, 2016

Journeying Together: The Alumni Career Mentor Program

Submitted by Rebecca Purvis '17 The first week of October marked the kick-off of the Alumni Career Mentor program. The initiation reception on Oct. 4 brought together interested students and mentors to network and participate in a presentation and panel discussion led by two-time Pushcart Prize...

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October 24, 2016

Tauss ’17 Constructs Pati Hill Exhibition for Honors Project

English major Dara Tauss ’17 constructed a Pati Hill-inspired exhibition at the Judith Taylor Art Gallery in Landman Library over the summer. The exhibition ran from Aug. 26 to Sept. 9. Tauss said her exhibition came from a need to explore thoughts and emotions attached to a course offered on the...

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October 19, 2016

Honors Students Present at National Conference

Students in Arcadia University’s Honors Program traveled to Seattle to present at the 51st annual National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Conference this October. The 13 students presented research and fine arts and collaborative leadership projects to the thousands of participating schools and...

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September 7, 2016

Sustainability-Focused Student Organization Invites University Members to New Campus Garden

The grassy area behind Murphy Hall became home to Waste.EDu ’s herb and vegetable garden this summer. The garden, which features three raised beds and a compost tumbler, was created in June and maintained by Waste.EDu members throughout the summer. “We talked about our new recycling initiative,”...

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June 28, 2016

PT Alumna Fortner ’99 Featured in Short Film on Assisting Low-Income Families in Peru

Physical Therapy alumna Jodee Fortner ’99 was featured in the Big Rock Eddies Short Film Festival winner Olga- An Arequipa Story. The film showcased the story of 12-year-old Olga, of Arequipa, Peru, as she was treated by Fortner to correct her congenital clubfoot over three years at MMI Peru’s Hope...

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April 14, 2016

Food, Fun, and Games for Scarlet, Grey, and Green Day, April 22

On Friday, April 22, show appreciation for the Office of Facilities and celebrate sustainability through an evening of free food, lawn games, and other fun activities at the inaugural Scarlet, Grey, and Green Day, 3-5 p.m. Organized by Waste.EDu, an Honors Program committee dedicated to improving...

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April 6, 2016

Arcadia Honors Students Present at Regional Conference

Arcadia University honors students participated in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE) Honors Conference on April 2 at Chestnut Hill College. Students from a variety of majors led 29 discussion sessions, which ranged from performances of original music and theater...

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April 4, 2016

Arcadia Honors Students Host Senior Prom for Local Retirement Community

Seniors and students danced the afternoon away at Grey Towers Castle on April 3, when Arcadia University Honors Community Service Committee hosted a senior prom for residents at Presby Inspired Living in Spring Mill on April 3. This event was hosted in conjunction with Knight Club and Creative...

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February 18, 2016

Feb. 25 to April 24: Arcadia University Art Gallery Presents 'Pati Hill: Photocopier'

Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to present Pati Hill: Photocopier, A Survey of Prints and Books (1974–83) . Featuring more than 100 works on paper depicting subjects as common as a gum wrapper and as expansive as the Palace of Versailles, this exhibition reconsiders the hybrid practice of...

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December 9, 2015

Gilmore’s ‘Big Idea’ to Improve Campus Recycling

Deb Gilmore ’19 is full of big ideas. In fact, her innovative strategy to improve sustainability on campus won her Arcadia’s first Big Idea Competition , sponsored by the Honors Program . Gilmore plans to place compost bins near the Dining Hall as part of a campuswide recycling initiative. One of...

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December 9, 2015

Arcadia Students Present at National Conference

Eight Arcadia University honors students presented research at the National Collegiate Honors Conference (NCHC) in November for a range of topics , including medical advances, scholarly publication, and gender, and sexuality. Amber McDaniel ’16 : “Heart of Madness: Zelda Fitzgerald and the...

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December 8, 2015

Students Create Art for Social Justice in “Radical” Exhibition

Art for social justice will be on display on Wednesday, Dec. 9 in the Castle dining room at 7 p.m. The art reflects the experiences of the the Radical Arts honors program students and their partnerships with area arts organizations, such as the Mural Arts Program , Philadelphia FIGHT , Philly...

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November 11, 2015

African Film Series, Quiz Bowl, Refugee Discussion Highlight International Education Week, Nov. 16-20

Arcadia’s emphasis on education with a global perspective will be at the forefront during International Education Week , an initiative from the U.S. Department of State and the Department of Education encouraging programs that promote global awareness in education, Nov. 16-20. Throughout the week,...

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September 15, 2015

Hey, What’s the Big Idea?

Do you have a brilliant thought—an idea that you know would be successful if you only had the resources to make it a reality? Arcadia’s Big Idea Competition could be your answer. Similar to the popular television show Shark Tank , the Big Idea Competition, sponsored by Arcadia’s Honors Program ,...

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September 11, 2015

Call for Papers: Submit to 'The Compass' by Sept. 30

Academic journal The Compass , edited and managed by the Arcadia University Honors Program , is calling for submissions for its third issue, which will launch in the spring. Undergraduate students from all colleges and universities, both national and international, are encouraged to submit...

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July 2, 2015

In Her First Book, Jessica Franklin ’16 Says to “Google It”

Psychology major and Honors student Jessica Franklin ’16 has published IDK...Google It , a book about the would-be-forgotten questions people usually turn to online search engines to answer. The idea started as an Honors project that took Franklin, who sometimes struggles to put thoughts into words...

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May 14, 2015

Call for Papers: Submit to The Compass by Aug. 15

The second issue of The Compass , edited and managed by the Arcadia University Honors Program, launched in April at the Exhibition for Academic Success and is now calling for papers to include in its third issue. The current issue features articles by eight students from universities across the...

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November 21, 2014

Honors Students Present at National Conference in Denver

[slideshow_deploy id='60313'] Nine students in Arcadia’s Honors Program visited Denver, Colo. to present at the National Collegiate Honors Council ’s (NCHC) Annual Conference in November. The conference, themed Thrill of the Climb (inspired by its location in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains),...

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