Arcadia University News

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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April 1, 2011

Geothermal Well Drilling Set to Start Monday

Drilling likely will begin on Monday, April 4, on 42 geothermal wells that will use the sustainable energy source to heat and cool the new University Commons. The wells will cover about two-thirds of the field area in front of the new student center. The work is expected to take several weeks,...

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March 11, 2011

Drilling for Sustainability: Geothermal Wells

In early April, the next stage of the University Commons student center construction will be under way—approximately 400 feet underground—as drilling for the 42 geothermal wells begins. Updating the age-old practice of harnessing natural and renewable energy, the geothermal units will use the earth...

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February 25, 2011

Thousands of Daffodils, Dozens of New Trees, and More Beauty To Come

As the snow melts and the days grow longer, be on the watch for thousands of daffodils that will pop up on campus this spring. Approximately 7,000 new daffodils will blossom this spring, joining several thousand that have already been introduced on campus over the past several years. As springtime...


February 18, 2011

Newly Enclosed Pavilion Provides Comfort for All Seasons

As the University Commons construction continues, there are supplementary projects being completed, which are designed to augment the beauty and comfort of Arcadia’s Glenside Campus. Recently, the picnic pavilion, located between the tennis courts, Dome and baseball field, has been enclosed in...

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February 16, 2011

New Walkway Provides Direct Access to Boyer Hall

As work continues on the University Commons student center, small but significant conveniences are being unlocked that will dramatically affect the way students, faculty and staff members move around the campus. Most recently, the walkway between Boyer Hall and the Commons construction site is open...


February 11, 2011

Athletics Staff Move Into New Offices, Commons Construction Continues

As the Arcadia community anticipates the completion of the 62,000-square-foot University Commons student center, there is already reason to celebrate. The new two-story, 19-office east-end expansion of the existing Kuch Center is now open, and several offices are occupied by the Athletics...

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February 8, 2011

Updated Ceramics Studio Merges Functionality and Ideology

During the Fall 2010 semester, Murphy Hall underwent some major renovations that will greatly enhance the Art and Design Department. Completed for the spring term, the updated facility features a new plaster lab, clay recycling room and a set of state-of-the-art gas burning kilns. Gregg Moore ,...

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January 25, 2011

New Bridge Completed, First Step Toward Campus Bike Path

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 Arcadia’s new bridge, located on the base of the lower parking lot off Church Road, serves as a conduit between Arcadia University and Cheltenham Township. It also marks a first step toward a possible bike and jogging path on campus, explains Tom Macchi , Associate Vice...