Arcadia University News

October 3, 2014

Jasmine Henderson ’15: ‘Crossing the Age Divide’ through Shakespeare with Seniors

Transfer-turned-Honors student Jasmine Henderson ’15 is excited to participate in her first service learning experience, a course called Shakespeare with Seniors, which will fulfill Arcadia’s Undergraduate Curriculum requirement for a Global Connections Experience. She’s also nervous to be working...

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April 11, 2014

TEDxArcadiaUniversity Sets Table for Broad Ideas on Hunger

By CHRISTOPHER SARACHILLI ’14 and JASMINE L. HENDERSON ’15 It may run counter to common sense to think that many residents of one of the most obese cities in America would suffer from hunger. With 25 percent of its population living below the poverty line, though, Philadelphia is not only one of...

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April 1, 2014

Attend the Exhibition for Academic Success, April 17

Every year the Arcadia community is in awe of students’ endeavors in and out the classroom. However, often these efforts are confined to one particular classroom. With such exemplary work meriting a larger audience, a new event called the Exhibition for Academic Success has been created. The event...

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March 26, 2014

March 30: TEDx Event at Arcadia University Focuses on Feeding America’s Body, Mind, and Soul

Leading experts from the education, health care, artistic, and publishing industries join advocates against hunger to present at TEDxArcadiaUniversity on Sunday, March 30. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Arcadia University in the Commons Great Room. The event’s theme is Feeding...

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March 18, 2013

Student Volunteers Become Home Cook Heroes

By JAYSON FLORES ’14 While most students were heading home for spring break, executive members of Arcadia for a Better Community (ABC) Shannon Goerke ’12, Kate Slenzak ’15, Jeremy Garcia ’14 and Jayson Flores ’14 gathered groceries and prepared to drive into Philadelphia. They were set to take part...

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January 30, 2013

Three Honors Students Present at Highly Selective NCHC Conference

In November 2012, three Arcadia University students participated in the 47th Annual Conference of the National Collegiate Honors Council in Boston, Mass. Lucy Jenkins-Young presented a poster titled “Catastrophic Disease as the Greatest U.S. National Security Threat.” Christine Bondira and Aashika...

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November 20, 2012

Art History Major Brings Arcadia Treasures to Light

By FRANCESCA MAYR ’16 Photography CHRISTINA YEE ’14 The Rilling Collection of African and Asian artifacts had been cooped up in storage since it was given as a gift to the University in 2008. The pieces were kept in the University Archives on the lower level of Landman Library, out of reach of the...

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October 5, 2012

Mixer Offers New Students Path to Major, Career

The student-run event connected freshmen to Career Education staff and services. By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography KARA WRIGHT ’14 As students attending the Career Education Mixer sank comfortably into the Stein Fireplace Lounge's patterned chairs, Jayson Flores ’14 offered an energetic greeting and a...

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September 26, 2012

Honors Students, Alumni Meet Their Match at Speed-Networking Event

On Sept. 19, Arcadia University students and alumni filled the spacious Commons Meeting Room for a round robin-style speed-networking event organized by the Honors Program and the Office of Alumni Relations, with guidance from the Office of Career Education . The event launched an ongoing...

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August 15, 2012

Newsworks: Arcadia Honors Students Inspire Local Youth Minister, Bolster New Non-Profit

NewsWorks recently reported on a collaboration between Arcadia University Honors students and local youth minister Amy Scalera, which led to the creation of Teen UpRise, a non-profit organization serving local youth in Manayunk and Roxborough. Roxborough resident Amy Scalera has always known that...

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March 29, 2012

Five Faculty Members Awarded SEPCHE Grants for 21st Century Teaching

Several faculty members were awarded grants by the South Eastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE) for Building Faculty Capacity for 21st Century Teaching: A SEPCHE/Teagle Initiative, on March 14. "Arcadia faculty are active in pedagogically related research works," says Dr...

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March 23, 2012

Record Number of Arcadia Students Present at SEPCHE Honors Conference

A record number of Arcadia University students—41—will present research and creative projects at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium of Higher Education (SEPCHE) Honors Conference on Saturday, March 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Holy Family University. Arcadia's contingent will be the...

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March 1, 2012

The Herald News: Cote ’14 Reflects on 'Life Changing' Service Trip

The Herald News (Fall River, Mass.) reported on Erin Cote ’14 , who spent winter break in Guatemala bringing health care to people in makeshift clinics, churches and nutrition centers. The service trip was organized through Arcadia University and the organization Hearts in Motion. Cote is a Biology...

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January 24, 2012

Gilman Scholarship Recipient Explores Art History Amidst Estruscan Walls

Dao La ’13 , an Art History major in the Honors program, is currently studying at the Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy, through Arcadia University’s College of Global Studies (CGS). Her semester in the heart of Italy, living and studying amidst Etruscan walls is made possible, in part, by a...

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November 15, 2011

Students Inspired By Civic and Business Leaders at Honors Panel

By Michael Schwartz ’14 Stiteler Auditorium was alive with inspiration as a group of civic and business leaders shared fascinating stories of success with more than 50 attentive Arcadia students during a panel discussion organized by the Honors Program. The occasion served as a guide for young...

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November 11, 2011

On Veterans Day: The Intersection of Lives and Missions in a Small World

By Lori Bauer My eyes were drawn immediately to the service medals on Tim Zerbe’s uniform. Row after row of them. My mind wandered. I wasn’t thinking of the theaters Zerbe had served in. I was thinking of the veterans’ accounts on this week’s History Channel series, Vietnam in HD: It's not the war...

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November 4, 2011

From Inspiration to Fruition: Schrift '12 Writes and Directs Original Musical

A plan that was conceived in Scotland and crafted in University Seminar is currently being realized. At the Corner of Bethlehem and Broadway is an original musical, written and directed by Honors student Lauren Schrift ’12 , who is in the Pre-Physician Assistant Program. Soon it will be performed...

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March 29, 2011

Volunteers Still Needed for Campus-Wide Hunger Challenge, April 6

Arcadia University’s Honors Program and Cindy Rubino , Coordinator of Community Service, will box hundreds of breakfasts to deliver to Aid for Friends , which serves members of the community without access to food. Volunteers are still needed for the event, which takes place on Wednesday, April 6,...

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August 3, 2010

Pirates: Jack Sparrow or Somalian Hijackers? Asks Honors Class

By Sarah R. Schwartz '10 A new Honors Program course— Piracy: The Sea Rover’s Life and Practice— asks the question: "Who do we call pirates today?" Pirates generally aren’t thought of as topics of academic study, but rather as characters of pop culture. Dr. Sandra Hordis , Assistant Professor of...

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