Arcadia University News


October 19, 2010

The Dome Mushrooms into New Play Space

From the top of the Alumni Fund Walk of Pride, peeking out from the fall foliage stands the newest addition to Arcadia’s campus. On Monday it took 22 facility workers six hours to install and 20 minutes to inflate the new sports dome. After two years of planning a summer of excavating, the dome...

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September 21, 2010

Boyer Hall, Science Labs Get Makeover, Green Roof

Over the summer, Facilities staff and Delran Builders gave Boyer Hall and its science labs an extensive makeover—adding four rooms, upgrading labs, creating an accessible bathroom, and even installing a green roof atop the amphitheater. The most stunning improvement is the build-out of the...

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September 8, 2010

Campus Road Now One-Way, New Sidewalk Added

Campus construction over the summer lead to changes for both pedestrian and vehicular traffic around Kuch Center. Pedestrians now enjoy a new sidewalk that runs along the parking lot side of Kuch Center, from Boyer Hall to Easton Hall. The sidewalk is part of the Orange Route and now carries...

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August 31, 2010

Orange Route and Green Route Are Shortest Paths

Philadelphia might have its "blue route," but Arcadia now has the Orange Route and the Green Route—and they are the shortest routes to get through campus during construction of the new University Commons Student Center. ( See map with Orange Route and Green Route .) These routes are marked with...

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July 20, 2010

New Gardens Pop Up All Over Campus—Thousands of Plants

“Tim Gallagher is an artist and a miracle worker,” notes Tom Macchi , Associate Vice President of Facilities and Capital Planning. “During our year of construction, he’s creating dozens of oases of green—and other colors—for the campus to enjoy.” “If you’ve been walking around campus lately, and...

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June 23, 2010

Construction: Kuch Hospitality Suite Makes Way for Commons

For those on campus this summer, watching the activity around the University Commons construction has been fascinating. A common refrain, “Why am I so fascinated by bull dozers and dump trucks that I have to keep checking to see what’s happening?” Maybe it’s compelling to watch because so much is...

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June 8, 2010

Commons Construction: A Peek into the Castle Tunnel

Tunnels and trenches are the keywords for work this week on the University Commons. And the campus got a rare peek into the infamous Castle tunnel–visible standing at the Brubaker entrance. A trench along the Dining Complex side of the field will soon contain the University’s electrical power and...

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June 2, 2010

Bookstore Moves to Lower Level of Dining Complex

Templeton Bookstore has moved from its old home in Kuch Center to its new home on the first floor of the Dining Complex. The bookstore is scheduled to open in this new location on Friday, June 4. The relocation makes way for construction of the University Commons, and it puts the Bookstore in a...

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June 2, 2010

Commons: Work Begins on Electrical, Fiber and Water Lines

Bulldozers and backhoes are hard at work on the University Commons, and this week most of the work is infrastructure—electrical ducts, fiber and communications network, and water, sanitary and groundwater lines. One of the initial projects is to reroute the main electrical duct bank, which...

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May 25, 2010

Fencing Goes Up as Commons Construction Begins

The construction crew wasted no time getting to work on the University Commons. Fencing around the site went up on Monday, May 24, and by Tuesday, graders had cut a construction road and shovels had begun to clear the site. New walkways and entraces also are being constructed this week around the...

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May 25, 2010

New Mobilty Access Under Construction for Boyer

As part of the University Commons construction project, a new mobility access entryway is being constructed for Boyer Hall. The accessible entry between Boyer and Kuch Center will remain blocked during construction. The new mobility accessible entrance is on the side of Boyer facing Landman Library...

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May 18, 2010

Commons Construction: A Tale of Tunnels and Bridges

Imagine: Digging 96 geothermal wells 400 feet deep. Building a pedestrian bridge from the Castle walkway to the new University Commons. Cutting through the underground tunnel that runs from the Castle to Murphy and Spruance—for now. And creating new pedestrian shortcuts around the construction site...

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May 14, 2010

Commons Construction Begins; Watch for Orange and Green Routes

By President Jerry Greiner I am pleased to report that we are about to fulfill a long-overdue need at Arcadia as we begin construction on the University Commons right after Commencement. Even before I accepted the presidency at Arcadia, I envisioned the day when this University would have a vibrant...

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May 7, 2010

What Are the Steel Girders in Front of Boyer?

Construction on the new University Commons is just weeks away, but a few steel girders being installed in front of Boyer Hall have started a buzz about what's happening. The steel girders will hold mockups of two different types of terra cotta panels as part of the final decision-making process on...

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May 7, 2010

Kuch to Commons: Alumna Puts Perspective on Construction

Association President Karen Rossi Brager ’91 provides perspective on the construction fences that will line the central green at Arcadia starting May 24. Brager was a student at Arcadia when the campus broke ground for Kuch Recreation and Athletics Center. This April, she picked up a spade and...

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May 7, 2010

Storm Takes Down Two Pear Trees Near Kuch

As the faculty concluded their last Faculty Meeting of the year on Tuesday, May 3, strong winds roared up behind Grey Towers Castle as a storm passed through. In addition to rattling windows around town, the strong winds also claimed two of the picturesque Bradford pear trees that line the walkway...

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April 27, 2010

Steele: University Commons is a Result of ‘Great Leadership’

Exalted Movements singers kicked off the groundbreaking for the University Commons in their red “hard” hats. Hundreds of students at Spring Fling donned hard hats and received souvenir “bricks,” taking a moment from their activities to celebrate the new building destined to become a hub of student...

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April 27, 2010

Steele: University Commons is a Result of ‘Great Leadership’

Exalted Movements singers kicked off the groundbreaking for the University Commons in their red “hard” hats. Hundreds of students at Spring Fling donned hard hats and received souvenir “bricks,” taking a moment from their activities to celebrate the new building destined to become a hub of student...

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April 23, 2010

Get Out the Hard Hats—The University Commons Begins

Get out the shovels and the hard hats! The University Commons is here, and the campus community is invited to join in the celebration on Friday, April 23, at 4 p.m. on Kuch Field. “We’ve been planning for it. Students have been asking for it. Trustees and donors have been raising funds for it. Now...

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April 23, 2010

Architect Includes Geothermal Wells, Walking Bridge in Commons Design

Arcadia University new University Commons was designed by Kliment Halsband Architects, the New York firm known for its innovative work that also designed Landman Library. The project includes geothermal wells for heating and cooling as well as a walking bridge linking the Commons to Grey Towers...

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