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October 21, 2016

Oct. 25: Student Voters Prepare for Election with Daylong Forum

In preparation for the 2016 presidential election, Arcadia University is hosting Election Fest, an opportunity for students to discuss political and electoral processes with faculty and staff. The daylong event is on Tuesday, Oct. 25 in the University Commons Great Room. Students representing 18...

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August 17, 2016

Atkins Assesses State of Biased Media in New Book

Larry Atkins , adjunct professor of journalism, assesses the state of the media and the biases they present in his new book, Skewed: A Critical Thinker’s Guide to Media Bias . Released on Aug. 16, the book provides tools for the reader to critique media and better analyze the biases presented as...

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May 25, 2016

Arcadia Alum Showcases at Cannes Festival

Arcadia University was represented at the Cannes Film Festival this year, when Ryan Regan ’13 and his production partner Derick Crucius had the world premiere of their short-film Charley Tucson on May 19. “It’s a little surreal,” Regan said, who graduated with a BA in Communications with a focus in...

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November 16, 2015

Armstrong ’18 Describes What It Was Like to Interview Alan Cumming

In her first post for Because Arcadia , the University’s award-winning student blog, Helen Armstrong ’18 describes preparing for her one-on-one interview with Alan Cumming and considers how much the opportunity was due to luck and how much was due to her motivation and enthusiasm. I only had time...

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October 28, 2015

Dr. Deshpande Leads Discussion on Film 'Rati Chakravyuh'

On Oct. 22, Dr. Shekhar Deshpande , professor of media and communication , led “Everything Is Always in the Middle,” a discussion at the nonprofit arts organization Philadelphia Slought Foundation . Dr. Deshpande discussed Indian mythologies, marriage customs, and storytelling in Rati Chakravyuh ,...

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July 8, 2015

Dwyer Publishes New Book on Fifties Nostalgia

Dr. Michael D. Dwyer , assistant professor of media and communication, recently published Back to the Fifties: Nostalgia, Hollywood Film, and Popular Music of the Seventies and Eighties (Oxford University Press). In the years when conservative icon Ronald Reagan emerged, American pop culture helped...

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June 12, 2015

Atkins Remembers Sixers' Success on Philly.com

On Philly.com, Larry Atkins , adjunct professor of journalism, recounts his early days as a Sixers fan, witnessing the team’s 1983 NBA championship win in Los Angeles, and his hopes for the team’s future. There we were—at the Forum, with Jack Nicholson and all the other Hollywood elites and a...

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February 25, 2015

Powell Serves As Artist-In-Residence at Two Locations

Associate Professor Alan Powell served as artist-in-residence at two locations during the summer: the Mountain Lake Biological Station at the University of Virginia in Pembroke, Va., and at Signal Culture in Owego, N.Y.

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February 16, 2015

In Huffington Post, Atkins Urges High Schools to Enact Mercy Rules

In January, California’s San Bernardino Arroyo Valley High School basketball team held a 159-point lead over Bloomington High. In the same month, the girls basketball team at Holy Redeemer High School in Pennsylvania beat MMI Prep 125-13. Larry Atkins , professor of journalism, takes issue with...

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February 5, 2015

Basketball Standout Brown Earns Sam Cozen Award

Men’s basketball player Joe Brown was honored at the Philadelphia Area Small College Coaches Association luncheon on Feb. 3 with the Sam Cozen Award, which is presented to seniors in recognition of their performance on the court and in the classroom. The award is named after Sam Cozen, longtime...

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November 20, 2014

Arcadia Students Volunteer at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Robert Buscher , an adjunct professor who teaches Japanese cinematography at Arcadia University, is programming director for the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF). At this year’s PAAF, he enlisted the help of Arcadia students, including Fatimah Cassim ’16 , Lydia Li ’16 , Christine...

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November 20, 2014

Arcadia Students Volunteer at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Robert Buscher , an adjunct professor who teaches Japanese cinematography at Arcadia University, is programming director for the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF). At this year’s PAAF, he enlisted the help of Arcadia students, including Fatimah Cassim ’16 , Lydia Li ’16 , Christine...

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October 29, 2014

Frances Dumlao ’15: ‘How I Got a Magazine Internship in Philly’

Under the pressure of finding a fall semester internship, Because Arcadia blogger Frances Dumlao ’15 perfected her résumé, cover letter, professional wardrobe, and interview skills before landing a position at Grid magazine , which covers sustainability issues and initiatives in the Greater...

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July 31, 2014

6ABC: Deshpande Discusses ‘Boyhood’

Brock Koller ’05 reviewed Boyhood , a film that captures a coming-of-age story that was shot over a 12-year period, for 6ABC. Koller, a student of Dr. Shekhar Deshpande , professor and chair of media and communication, interviewed for the article. He and Deshpande discussed how the film’s format...

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April 30, 2014

Guest Lecturer, Author Talks Nation Branding With Students

By JASMINE L. HENDERSON ’15 “Nation” may conjure a multitude of images: a country’s flag, food, subcultures, patriotism, innovations—any number of things that define experiences within its boundaries. The word “brand” is often associated with clothing, electronics, fast food franchises, even credit...

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April 7, 2014

Nollywood (Cinema from Nigeria) Expert Lectures at Arcadia University, April 9, 11

Akpor Otebele, an expert on Nollywood (cinema from Nigeria) and director of the Arusha African Film Festival , will lecture at Arcadia University on an overview of African cinema using specific examples of Nollywood features, practices, and culture. Wednesday, April 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in...

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January 13, 2014

Frances Dumlao ’15 Helps Launch Magazine

The challenge of launching a magazine thrust Frances Dumlao ’15 into the world of graphic design and allowed her to see London through the eyes of Londoners. This was all thanks to a course at the University of Westminster, where Dumlao currently is studying abroad, that inspired the global media...

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January 2, 2014

Retter ’16 Has USA Today College Writing Cited in U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report recently quoted Jennifer Retter ’16 in its Nov. 15 University Directory article, “Living at Home Not As Bad As Some Students May Think.” On Nov. 12, Retter contributed a piece to USA Today College , “My mom is my R.A.: 10 perks of being a commuter student” in which she...

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September 30, 2013

Huffington Post: Atkins Explores a Troublesome Aspect of the Federal Media Shield Law

Larry Atkins , journalist and adjunct professor of media and communication, explains and critiques an amendment to the Free Flow of Information Act, the third federal shield law that Congress has considered, in an article for Huffington Post , “Federal Media Shield Law Should Extend to Unpaid...

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June 27, 2013

Newsitem.com: Besser ’15 Awarded the Provost’s Prize

As she prepared for her upcoming study abroad experience at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, Amy Besser ’15 was awarded the Provost’s Prize, given to the Arcadia University sophomore with the highest cumulative average in three semesters. The video communications major ’s...

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June 27, 2013

USA TODAY College: Dumlao ’15 Teaches Internship Etiquette through ‘Mad Men’

If you’ve had trouble deciphering right from wrong at your internship, you might benefit from watching the televisions series Mad Men. Frances Dumlao ’15 , a Global Media major with a concentration in new media journalism, explains how she’s mastered proper office etiquette—not through seminars on...

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