Arcadia University News

July 11, 2012

Light Poles Installed as Easton Field Renovation Progresses

The Easton Field renovation is now well on its way to completion, a few weeks after its June 20 groundbreaking. The turf playing surface installation is expected to wrap up in early August, but signs of what’s to come are already visible. A new handicap-accessible ramp has been carved into the...

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June 28, 2012

New Turf Field Construction Under Way

The construction to install turf on Arcadia University's Easton Field, now into its second week, is projected to be completed in August—just in time for preseason. ( Read about the groundbreaking .) A quick glance reveals that plenty of progress has been made in replacing the natural grass with a...

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June 25, 2012

New AD: ‘Our Best and Brightest Moments Are Ahead of Us’

Shortly after arriving on campus Monday morning for his first day on the job, Arcadia University’s new Director of Athletics & Recreation Brian Granata joined his predecessor, Shirley Liddle , and several coaches for groundbreaking at Easton Field. The facility, which overlooks much of campus,...

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June 22, 2012

Parking Deck Begins to Take Shape

The Oak Summit Apartments parking deck is already beginning to take shape. Immediately after May's Commencement ceremonies, machines began moving dirt and leveling the foundation, while structural “rebar” supports were pieced together over the past week. The build is expected to be completed in...


June 20, 2012

GIS Overhauling Infrastructure This Summer

Led by Vice President and Chief Information Officer Steven Alter , the Global Information Services (GIS) team has a summer project list long enough to overwhelm even the most experienced of project managers. However daunting, it’s business as usual for this department which, like others around...

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June 8, 2012

Boyer Hall and Chat Performance Area Among Campus Renovations

Commencement has come and gone, and most students have left campus. However, there is more to this seemingly quiet summer season than one might think. For many faculty and staff, the beginning of summer means the launch of big projects and the gradual checking-off of hefty to-do lists. For the...

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March 27, 2012

Turf Sports Surface, New Field House On Track For Fall

A new turf playing surface, new lights, new stands and a recently approved field house all are on track to be completed for Fall 2012 at Easton Field. Athletics and Recreation Director Shirley Liddle , Associate Vice President of Facilities and Capital Planning Tom Macchi , the coaches for men's...

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March 6, 2012

Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal Features Delran Biulders, Commons

Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal (Accord, Mass.) featured two photos of Arcadia University's Commons student center in the article "Delran Builders services the tri-state region" in the Best of 2011 issue. The Best of 2011 issue is dedicated to "highlighting the largest developments, major...


March 1, 2012

PV Magazine: Onyx Solar Installs Photovoltaic System in Commons

On Feb. 29 PV Magazine reported that Arcadia University's new Commons features a solar energy system—a Solar Onyx photovoltaic brise soleil. "This custom solution overhangs a balcony in the Commons building and consists of two types of UL certified semi-transparent photovoltaic glasses designed to...


January 10, 2012

Green Buildings Initiate a Homecoming and a Legacy

“Arcadia has always been a thread in my life,” says Niki Dienstman Weiss ’91 . “I can’t believe I wasn’t more involved in Arcadia’s Alumni activities.” Recently returned to campus as part of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC) event she helped to coordinate, Weiss realized just how...

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October 21, 2011

Arcadia to Add New Turf Field to New Exercise Facility, Conditioning Coach

Arcadia University’s Board of Trustees voted today (Oct. 21) to approve turf and lights for the University’s newest athletics field on Easton Road. The vote was enthusiastic and unanimous. The work will commence in the spring so that the field is ready for play by August and the fall sports season...

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October 18, 2011

Haber Green Illuminated: Shedding Light onto Evening Intramurals and Recreation

As the autumn leaves fall and the weather turns cooler, the days are also getting shorter. So, for the first time since it’s reopening the Haber Green was lit to accommodate outdoor campus recreation into the evening on Oct. 18. In celebration, Jack Jephson , Director of Intramurals and Recreation...

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October 7, 2011

Hundreds of Barefoot Students Flood onto Haber Green

An estimated 600 shoeless feet were the first to rush onto the sparkling new grass as President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III —barefoot and brandishing a bullhorn—led the countdown for students lined up with scissors to cut the ribbon and lead the flood onto Haber Green to celebrate the opening of the...

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October 4, 2011

Barefoot with Pizza? Be First to Step on the New Green on Friday, Oct. 7

"Come take your shoes off and feel the new grass between your toes," says President Carl "Tobey" Oxholm III . "Be in the video of Arcadia students who make the first footprints on our new green in the middle of campus as we cut through the tape on Friday at noon. Faculty, staff and alumni are...

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September 23, 2011

North American Clean Energy Notes Arcadia's Use of Geothermal Systems

North American Clean Energy recently released an article, “Exploring the Advantages of PEXa-based Geothermal Systems,” which mentions Arcadia University as being on the forefront of implementing this alternative to traditional geothermal piping systems. It’s true that many installers are more...

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September 2, 2011

New Fitness Center Attracts 300 Participants Opening Day

Just in time for the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, the new Fitness and Commons Sports Training Center officially opened on Aug. 31. Attracting more than 300 participants in the first day, the renovated, two-story facility offers a variety of equipment and is for everyone, from the casual...

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July 21, 2011

Aramark Facilities Team: Blazing Trails and Bridging Gaps

This summer, Arcadia’s Facilities Department (Aramark) is working tirelessly to clear new recreational trails that will eventually connect to the Cresheim Bike Path. Tapping into the University’s previously unused grounds and resources, the project will add miles of continuous recreational trails...


June 2, 2011

Gym Floor Receives an Upgrade

Just hours after the University’s undergraduate commencement ceremony concluded in the Kuch Center gymnasium, Arcadia’s Facilities Department (Aramark) and Delran Builders began the hefty task of replacing the sports surface. The new floor, produced by Robbins , will be a definitive upgrade...


May 27, 2011

Solomon Spearheads Green Initiatives

Darryl Solomon , of Arcadia University’s Facilities Department (Aramark), recently spearheaded a major green initiative on campus. Solomon personally supervised the replacement of 300 soap dispensers with environmentally safe dispensers on campus and throughout student housing under the direction...


April 22, 2011

Kuch to Close for Fitness Center Construction

In preparation for construction, the Kuch Center Gym and Fitness Center will be closed for the summer, effective May 10, 2011, at 5 p.m.; the Lenox Pool will be closed for the summer, effective April 29, at 4 p.m. New facilities--the Commons Fitness Center and the Sports Training Centers--are...

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April 8, 2011

Two Rigs Drilling Their Way Across Kuch Field

A pair of drill rigs rolled onto campus Monday night, rumbling past the New Field along Easton Road during a women's lacrosse game. The rigs were headed for Kuch Field, which used to be an athletics field and now is a construction site as the new University Commons takes shape. Since drilling began...

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