Arcadia University News


January 31, 2014

On ACE Website, Shultz and Skilton-Sylvester Discuss Impact of Arcadia’s Curriculum on Students’ Global Perspectives

Three years ago, Arcadia University was selected as one of eight institutions to work together to create a toolkit featuring videos, graphics, and other resources for fostering collaborations between internationalization and multicultural/diversity education on campuses. The initiative, called At...

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January 2, 2014

Souderton Independent and Courier Times: Areval ’93MEd Co-leads 2013 National Blue Ribbon School

On Sept. 26, the Souderton Independent and Bucks County Courier Times each reported that the Souderton Charter School Collaborative (SCSC), for which Jennifer Arevalo ’93MEd serves as co-director, was named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Established in 2000...

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January 2, 2014

Beers ’06 Named One of Buck’s County’s Forty Under 40

By pursuing her passion—combining her love for horses with her love for teaching young children—on the farm she owns on the outskirts of Doylestown, Kelsey Beers ’06 has attracted media attention and garnered community recognition. In October, Beers was one of 40 people profiled by the Bucks County...

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November 22, 2013

Rendell Center for Citizenship and Civics at Arcadia University and National Constitution Center Announce Essay Contest Finalists

At the National Constitution Center (NCC) on Nov. 21, Former Governor Ed Rendell and Judge Marjorie Rendell announced the finalists of a citizenship essay contest undertaken through the Rendell Center for Citizenship and Civics at Arcadia University. The contest was aimed at 4th and 5th grade...

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July 23, 2013

Inside Higher Ed: Graduate Jane Oates Lands a Job with the Apollo Group

Jane Oates ’83M.Ed. , former assistant labor secretary for employment and training for the U.S. Department of Labor, started a new job as vice president for external affairs with the Apollo Group, the parent company of the University of Phoenix, as reported by Inside Higher Ed ’s Paul Fein. At...

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July 22, 2013

Graduate Morett Hired as Special Education Director for Pennsbury School District

Cheryl A. Morett, who received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and master’s degrees in Special Education and Educational Leadership from Arcadia University, was recently hired as special education director for the Pennsbury School District. Morett, who will begin serving in September,...

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May 1, 2013

Slesaransky-Poe Co-leads Community Discussion on Creating Welcoming Schools at Cheltenham School District

Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , Associate Professor in Special Education, was invited by the United Parents Group to co-facilitate a community meeting at the Cheltenham School District on April 11. The topic of the conversation was “Recognizing and Embracing Our Community’s Diversity: Welcoming...

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May 1, 2013

Campbell Presents at the National Social Science Conference

On March 26, Dr. Bruce Campbell presented his research, “Caribbean Students’ Social Adjustment and the University’s Commitment to Being Culturally Responsive,” at the National Social Science Association Conference in Las Vegas, Nev. This study investigated the experiences of Caribbean college...

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April 4, 2013

Media Patch: Woods ’81M.Ed. Honored in ‘Teacher Spotlight’

David Woods ’81M.Ed. was featured in Media Patch’s “Teacher Spotlight” on March 18 for his excellence in the classroom. He has spent more than 30 years as an educator in the Rose Tree Media School District. This Indian Lane Elementary School fifth-grade teacher likes to challenge his students as...

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February 27, 2013

Slesaransky-Poe Publishes in ‘Phi Delta Kappan’

Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe ’s article, “Adults set the tone for welcoming all students,” appeared in the February 2013 issue of Phi Delta Kappan , the publication of Phi Delta Kappa International, the premier professional association for educators. Speaking as a mother and a teacher educator,...

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February 26, 2013

Chance Presents at NAIS Conference

Janet Chance , Director of the Office of School and Community Collaborations in the School of Education, will present “Intentional Leadership Development...What Works?” with several colleagues at the National Association of Independent Schools’ Annual Conference in Philadelphia from Feb. 27 through...

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February 26, 2013

Gustavson and Baker-Doyle Present at Ethnography Forum

Dr. Leif Gustavson , Interim Dean, School of Education, and Dr. Kira Baker-Doyle , Assistant Professor, School of Education, along with Upper Dublin High School English teachers, led a panel discussion at the 34th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum in Philadelphia on Feb. 23. They...

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February 25, 2013

Hooker Presents Paper at BLGTA College Conference

Dr. Steve Hooker , Assistant Professor, School of Education, presented a paper, “How do gay and lesbian educators negotiate their sexual identities in their K-12 schools?” at the Midwest BLGTA College Conference in Lansing, Mich., in February.

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February 25, 2013

Education Professors Sponsor Youth Leadership Workshop

Dr. Kira Baker-Doyle , Assistant Professor, School of Education, Dr. Kathy Trainor , Adjunct Professor, School of Education, Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , Associate Professor, School of Education, and Beth Specker , Director of Educational Initiatives at the School of Continuing Studies, worked...

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February 21, 2013

Slesaransky-Poe Facilitates Workshops at National Convention on Creating Safe, Inclusive Schools

Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , Associate Professor in Special Education, facilitated two workshops at the National Association of Schools Psychologists (NASP) Annual Convention on Feb. 15 in Seattle, Wash. The first workshop, “Is this the right school for my gender nonconforming son?” narrated the...

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February 5, 2013

USA Today College: Flores ’14 Speaks Out Against Homonormativity

USA Today College featured “Opinion: My fight against homonormativity” by Jayson Flores ’14 on Jan. 28. The article is an honest look at the pressure in the LGBT community to mimic heteronormative standards and features insights from educators, including Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , Associate...

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January 14, 2013

Tennis Pro Provides Advice for Young Athletes

Mary Lou Cardie ’99M recently published an article, "Value the Fundamentals," on EZineArticles.com, which focuses on helping young athletes reach their full potential. Cardie, who is a USPTA Certified P1 Tennis Teaching Professional, earned a Master’s of Education degree from Arcadia in 1999. If...

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December 18, 2012

School of Education Hosts Inaugural Colloquium

The Honorable Edward G. Rendell, former Governor of Pennsylvania, spoke about the value ofOn Nov. 1, the School of Education hosted its inaugural School of Education Colloquium, “Keeping the Promise of Early Childhood Education: Putting Into Practice What We Know,” which focused on the importance...

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December 18, 2012

Chance Joins Advisory Council at Parkway Northwest High School

During fall semester Janet Chance , Director of the Office of School and Community Collaborations, began serving on the Advisory Council for Parkway Northwest High School for Peace and Social Justice. The council addresses a range of issues related to the school's success, such as connecting the...

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December 18, 2012

Trainor Presents at Early Childhood Summit

Dr. Kathy Trainor , Adjunct Professor and Director of Inclusive and Early Childhood Fieldwork, presented two sessions of a workshop titled “Promoting Inclusive Practices through Meaningful Collaboration in Early Childhood” at the 2012 Early Childhood Summit at Penn State University on Oct. 23.

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November 30, 2012

Metro.com: Gonzalez-Lopez Discusses Rise of ASD Diagnosis

Metro.co m featured Dr. Adriana Gonzalez-Lopez in a Nov. 28 article, "Exploring options for special needs students," which discusses the rise of autism diagnosis as well as teacher training. Gonzalez-Lopez is the Director of Arcadia's BBEST Program, which provides services to school districts in...

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