Arcadia University News


March 25, 2013

USA Today College: Issac ’14 Speaks Out About Poverty Among College Students

On March 20, USA Today College published an article by Print Communication major Christopher Issac ’14 . “My journey: Going to college while going into poverty” focuses on Issac’s struggle to maintain emotional and financial stability in the wake of his parents’ divorce. I never became homeless,...

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March 20, 2013

Moves Like Madison: An Interview with Band of Artists

Sutie Madison ’11 , Director of Band of Artists , studied painting throughout college. However, a course with Alan Powell inspired her to focus on another expressive medium—video—and challenged her to think about dance and disability differently. In her first assignment for the class, Madison, who’...

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March 15, 2013

Arcadia Professor Presents Free Lecture on Tacita Dean and the Soul of Film, March 20

Dr. Shekhar Deshpande , Professor and Chair of Media and Communication at Arcadia University, presents “Tacita Dean, Celluloid, and the Soul of the Film: Analog and Its Other”on Wednesday, March 20. The free lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Commons Great Room, with a reception at 6 p.m...

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February 15, 2013

Deshpande Puts Tacita Dean’s ‘JG’ in Context

Dr. Shekhar Deshpande , Professor and Chair of Media and Communication, recently posted a reflection on Arcadia University Art Gallery's current exhibition, JG : a film project by Tacita Dean . Having briefly spoken with the artist before her the film's debut and lecture on Feb. 7, Deshpande...

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February 4, 2013

Deshpande on ‘FILM’: Dean Keeps the Celluloid Medium Alive

On Jan. 31, Dr. Shekhar Deshpande , Professor and Chair of Media and Communication, published "Tacita Dean-The materiality of the signifier" on His Blog, World Cinema . The article addresses FILM , Tacita Dean's 2011 installation in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall, and the artist's return to celluloid...

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January 29, 2013

Tedesco ’15 Trains for Music Industry Success

Brittany Tedesco ’15 has never known life without music and couldn’t imagine a future without it. So, looking to merge passion with profession, she set her sights on the ever-changing music industry. Interested both in music production and performance, Tedesco knew she would need the right...

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November 16, 2012

Epoch Times: Torley ’11 Covers de la Renta's Couture for Kids

Epoch Times featured an article by Marykate Torley ’11 titled "Oscar de la Renta’s Couture for Kids" on Nov. 11. The piece recaps the spring 2013 children's wear runway show. Torley earned a B.A. in Print Communications from Arcadia University in 2011 and is currently pursuing a master’s with Full...

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October 10, 2012

Torley ’11 Publishes Article on Cruelty-Free Cosmetics

On Oct. 3, The Epoch Times published "Two Major Beauty Companies Lead in Cruelty-Free Compassion," an article written by Marykate Torley ’ 11. Torley reports on John Paul Mitchell Systems and Urban Decay, companies that have refused to sell their lines in China, where animal testing is required for...

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October 5, 2012

Mixer Offers New Students Path to Major, Career

The student-run event connected freshmen to Career Education staff and services. By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography KARA WRIGHT ’14 As students attending the Career Education Mixer sank comfortably into the Stein Fireplace Lounge's patterned chairs, Jayson Flores ’14 offered an energetic greeting and a...

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August 29, 2012

Dwyer Presents on Media Nostalgia in Online Scholarly Forum

Dr. Michael Dwyer , Assistant Professor of Media and Communication, will present “Raphael Saadiq’s Soul Memories” on Thursday, Aug. 30, as part of In Media Res , an online scholarly forum about contemporary approaches to studying media. The presentation is part of this week’s theme: media nostalgia...

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August 15, 2012

Philly Post Features Atkins Article on Human Exploration of Mars

On Aug. 10, Philly Post published "We Should Be Packing Our Bags for Mars Right Now" by Larry Atkins , Adjunct Professor of Journalism. The article follows the landing of Curiosity, the $2.5 billion Mars rover, and speculates about sending humans to the Red Planet in the future. Despite the risks,...

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August 10, 2012

Dwyer Publishes Paper on Recontextualization of 'Oldies' in Reagan Era Films

Dr. Michael Dwyer , Assistant Professor of Media and Communication, recently published “The Same Old Songs in Reagan-Era Teen Film” in the summer 2012 issue of Alphaville. The abstract follows: This article examines the recontextualization of 1950s rock in the form of “Oldies” in teen films of the...

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July 9, 2012

Republicanherald.com: Dicasimirro ’12 Graduates with Individualized Major

Republicanherald.com reported on July 8, that Gemma Marie DiCasimirro ’12 graduated from Arcadia University summa cum laude with an individualized bachelor's degree in strategic communications on May 18. She is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and Phi Beta Delta International Honor...

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June 19, 2012

Color Amidst Concrete: Keswick Coffee House Displays Photography by Greene ’12

Photography can be a lonely enterprise. But Mountain-climbing, city-roaming adventurer Jared Greene ’12 is perfectly content in whatever environment he finds himself in, as long as he's snapping pictures. He arrived at this realization as he studied in Scotland and Australia through Arcadia’s...

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June 14, 2012

Newsitem.com: Besser ’15 Named to Dean's List

Newsitem.com reported on June 14, "Amy Besser, a 2011 graduate of Mount Carmel Area High School, has been named to the dean's distinguished list at Arcadia University for the spring semester with a 4.0 grade-point average. She recently traveled to London, England, for the spring preview. She is...

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June 11, 2012

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Patch: Taylor ’14 Vies for the 'Miss New Jersey' Title

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Patch reported that Jennifer Taylor ’14 is competing for the title of Miss New Jersey at the Miss New Jersey Pageant, held at Music Pier, June 14-16. At Arcadia, Taylor is a Communications major and President of Arcadia University's Equestrian Club. Her Pageant platform is "To...

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June 11, 2012

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Patch: Taylor ’14 Vies for the 'Miss New Jersey' Title

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Patch reported that Jennifer Taylor ’14 is competing for the title of Miss New Jersey at the Miss New Jersey Pageant, held at Music Pier, June 14-16. At Arcadia, Taylor is a Communications major and President of Arcadia University's Equestrian Club. Her Pageant platform is "To...

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May 15, 2012

Gemma DiCasimirro ’12: From ‘Seventeen’ to NBC

By Amanda Card ’12 It was only her senior year of high school when Gemma DiCasimirro ’12 applied and was accepted to be a Seventeen Magazine Reader Reporter, the first of many steps toward a promising future in media and communications. Once focused on pursuing a career in magazines, DiCasimirro...

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April 17, 2012

‘A Spectacular Sight from Above’: Students Tour Inquirer Building with Atkins

By Michael Schwartz ’14 As Philadelphia Inquirer staff writer Sally Downey described the newspaper’s history and daily operations, Larry Atkins ’ awestruck students took in the massive press room—the chaos of papers strewn across desks and the rigid geometry of all the cubicles creating a dizzying...

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February 3, 2012

News-Item: Video Communications Major Named to Dean's List

On Jan. 30 the News-Item (Shamokin, Pa.) reported, "Amy Besser, a 2011 graduate of Mount Carmel Area HIgh School, has been named to the dean's list at Arcadia University for the fall semester with a 4.0 grade point average. She is majoring in Video Communications."

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January 31, 2012

Delaney Coaches the 2012 Big Four Lacrosse Clinic

Andrew Delaney , Head Coach of the Men’s Lacrosse Team, is among the 12 coaches who will be instructing at the 2012 Big Four Lacrosse Winter Clinics held at Cabrini College each Sunday in the month of February. The clinic, which is open to all high school athletes, is a recruiting event and will...

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