Arcadia University News


January 15, 2016

'Harry Potter' and Rickman's Snape Slytherin to Research at Arcadia

Beloved actor Alan Rickman, known for his languid voice and frequent portrayal of villains, died yesterday at the age of 69. For many, his role as Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films brought to life a complex character and imbued him with a tragic humanity. In this 2008 article in the...

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November 16, 2015

For Sixth Consecutive Year, Arcadia University Ranked First in U.S. in Study Abroad

For the sixth consecutive year, and for the seventh time in the past eight years, Arcadia University is ranked first in the U.S. in study abroad participation, according to the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors report. Arcadia earned the recognition based on the percentage of...

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November 4, 2015

In Huffington Post, Tyson ’13M Explains How Hip-Hop Can Save Schools

Stephen J. Tyson Jr. ’13M was profiled in the Huffington Post on Nov. 2 in an article detailing Tyson’s ideas on the political and social applications of hip-hop, based on a recent appearance at the Apollo Theater with Tyson’s uncle, astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Citing artists in Syria,...

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November 3, 2015

Ed.D. Candidate Majewski Named Finalist for ‘Best in Education’ Prize

Anthony Majewski , a candidate for the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership , placed in the top three finalists for the Escalante-Gradillas Best in Education Prize, a nationwide prize that rewards educators who “exemplify the commitment to learning, discipline, and character-building,” according to the...

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October 13, 2015

At Conference, Educators Discuss Creating Safe and Welcoming Schools

Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine speaks at the School of Education ’s Creating Safe and Welcoming Schools Conference on Sep. 30. Each year, the conference offers educators, community leaders, families, and students the opportunity to collaborate and learn to create safe, affirming...

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October 5, 2015

Four Arcadia Alumni Join Teach for America

Beginning this academic year, four Arcadia University alumni are teaching in underserved communities through Teach for America , a nonprofit that aims to “enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation's most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for...

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September 17, 2015

Trustee Allison Rossett Presents on Educational Technology Strategies

Trustee Allison Rossett ’68EdD facilitates a discussion about strategies to boost engagement for online learning in “Will They Stay or Will They Stray?” on Sept. 17 in the Commons Fireplace Lounge. Dr. Rossett, professor emerita of educational technology at San Diego State University and an expert...

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September 14, 2015

PA Physician General Is Keynote Speaker at Safe and Welcoming Schools Conference, Sept. 30

Newly appointed Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine will deliver the keynote address at the School of Education ’s third annual Creating Safe and Welcoming Schools Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 30. The conference will run from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Castle. A performance and...

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September 9, 2015

Arcadia Ranked Among Best Regional Universities by U.S. News & World Report

In the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, released today, Arcadia University is ranked 41 out of 183 institutions in the North Regional University category, which is tied for fifth among universities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the North category. That puts...

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August 28, 2015

Class of 2019 Ready to Begin Journey

As they crossed Haber Green for the first of many times, Courtney Horst ’19 and Savannah Montgomery ’19 laughed and chatted about rooming together for the upcoming year. “We were assigned randomly, but it worked out really well,” said Horst, a biology major in the Pre-Physical Therapy track. “I’m...

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August 27, 2015

Dr. Kathy Trainor Elected to Board of Early Childhood Educators Organization

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Dr. Kathy A. Trainor , professor and director of inclusive and early childhood fieldwork, was elected to the board of the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children , a group focused on empowering early childhood educators and ensuring...

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August 10, 2015

Princeton Review Names Arcadia Among the ‘Best in the Northeast’

Citing Arcadia’s global perspective, “phenomenal study abroad program,” and “excellent academics,” The Princeton Review has named Arcadia among the “Best in the Northeast” in its “2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” In its website profile on Arcadia, The Princeton Review describes the University...

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August 7, 2015

Dual Enrollment Program with Martin Luther King Jr. High School to Begin in September

The Philadelphia Tribune reported that Arcadia University will offer upperclassmen at The Promise Academy at Martin Luther King Jr. High School the opportunity to earn college credits as part of a dual enrollment program beginning in September. “It’s a win-win situation where we can provide a...

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July 9, 2015

Santangelo Publishes on Teaching to Common Core

Tanya E. Santangelo , assistant professor of education, along with two co-authors from Arizona State University, published “Research-Based Writing Practices and the Common Core: Meta-Analysis and Meta-Synthesis” in the June issue of The Elementary School (University of Chicago Press). The paper...

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June 23, 2015

School of Education Recognizes 10th Anniversary of Doctoral Program

The School of Education celebrated the 10th anniversary of its first cohort for the Doctor of Education on June 11. The event, which brought more than 30 alumni and current students in the Doctor of Education program, also honored the founder of the program, Dr. Christina Ager . After remarks from...

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June 23, 2015

Dr. Brasof’s New Book Seeks to Amplify Student Voices

Student Voice and School Governance: Distributing Leadership to Youth and Adults (Routledge), a new book by Assistant Professor of Education Marc Brasof , details Dr. Brasof’s proposed process of creating school governance structures that produce active, informed students. From the publisher: While...

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May 27, 2015

Alumni Receive Lindback Award

Margaret Stephan ’14M , who earned a Master of Education and intern certification from the School of Education, received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching for her work as the founding special education instructor at The U School, a district high school that opened in fall 2014. Fifty-...

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May 18, 2015

Class of 2015 Poised to Impact the World

Against a backdrop of blue skies and Grey Towers Castle, nearly 500 students received baccalaureate degrees at Arcadia’s 2015 Undergraduate Commencement on May 15. The previous evening, approximately 400 graduate students received master's and doctoral degrees. Deogratias Niyizonkiza , founder of...

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April 20, 2015

Students Share Scholarship and Creative Work at Capstone Presentations

April 23 through May 12, seniors and graduate students will present the culmination of their studies at Arcadia at the 46th annual Capstone Presentation, displaying posters, delivering oral presentations, performing concerts, showcasing artwork, and reciting monologues, among other projects. View...

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April 17, 2015

School of Education Faculty Present at Multicultural Education Conference

Five faculty and staff from the School of Education presented at the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education (PA-NAME) Annual Conference earlier this month at Keystone College in La Plume, Pa. The conference featured 35 workshops on the theme “Inclusive...

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April 1, 2015

Students Honored at 2015 Convocation

Student and faculty achievements were highlighted at Arcadia’s annual Honors Convocation, March 28 in the Kuch Center Alumni Gymnasium. More than 700 undergraduate students were named to the Dean’s Honors and Distinguished Honors Lists for the spring 2014 semester, while more than 750 were named to...

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