Arcadia University News


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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March 26, 2015

Dr. Kira Baker-Doyle Quoted on Philly Voice

Dr. Kira Baker-Doyle , assistant professor of education and director of the Literacies, Technologies, and Citizenship Studies program, was quoted on PhillyVoice.com in “Concerns rising over Pearson, the company behind PARCC and other tests,” an article that discusses the growing concern about US...

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March 4, 2015

Trainor Presents Poster at International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs

Dr. Kathy A. Trainor , director of inclusive and early childhood fieldwork, presented a poster titled “Professional Collaboration in an Inclusive Preschool Environment: A View through Connected Lenses” at the Division for Early Childhood’s 30th Annual International Conference on Young Children with...

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March 4, 2015

Papay Moderates Session at Special Education Law Conference

Dr. Clare Papay , director of undergraduate and graduate special education certification, served as a moderator at the Lehigh University 42nd Special Education Law Conference held in May in Bethlehem, Pa. Dr. Papay moderated a session led by Thomas A. Mayes titled “Ethics for Attorneys in Special...

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March 4, 2015

Macalalag Helps Develop Professional Development Standards for K-12 Teachers of Engineering

Dr. Augusto Macalalag Jr. , assistant professor of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, joined researchers and educators from selected universities in the U.S. to develop rubrics for the Professional Development Standards for K-12 Teachers of Engineering. The rubrics...

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March 4, 2015

Brasof Develops Sessions on Civic Learning

Dr. Marc Brasof , assistant professor of education, worked with the Rendell Center to bring democracy and civic learning to the School District of Philadelphia’s Stanton Elementary. Under the leadership of Beth Specker, Dr. Brasof, Anne Spector, and Elaine Scarpino facilitated multiple professional...

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February 26, 2015

Baker-Doyle Facilitates Webinars, Publishes Work in the ‘International Journal of Research and Method in Education’

Dr. Kira Baker-Doyle , director of literacies, technologies and citizenship studies programs, facilitated two webinars for the Connected Courses program, a professional development forum for Higher Education faculty interested in the use of connected technologies . The first webinar, which occurred...

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February 26, 2015

Skilton-Sylvester and Shultz Lead Workshop at the AAC&U Meeting

Drs. Ellen Skilton-Sylvester and Jeff Shultz , professor of Education, presented a pre-conference workshop titled “Rethinking Reflection to Enhance Global Learning” at the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ meeting in Minneapolis, Minn. on Oct. 16.

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February 26, 2015

Mesner Publishes in ‘Arts-based and Contemplative Practices’ and ‘Out Proud’

Dr. Kerri Mesner , visiting professor in the School of Education, co-authored two chapters in a Routledge published book titled Arts-based and Contemplative practices in research and teaching: Honoring presence . She contributed to the chapters “Wrestling with the Angels of Ambiguity: Queer Paths...

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February 26, 2015

Rosen Publishes Her Research in the ‘International Journal of Leadership in Education’ and ‘Education 3-13’

Dr. Sonia M. Rosen , visiting assistant professor, recently published two pieces of research. Her article, “Identity Performance and Collectivist Leadership in the Philadelphia Student Union,” published in the International Journal of Leadership in Education , explores youth leadership from a...

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