Arcadia University News


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 13, 2012

The Epoch Times: Torley ’11 Provides Office-to-Party Tips

Marykate Torley ’11 recently wrote an article, Transform Office Drab to Party Fab , which appeared in the Epoch Times on Dec. 24. Torley, who gradated from Arcadia with a B.A. in Print Communications, is earning a master's degree in New Media Journalism from Full Sail University.

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December 21, 2011

Montgomery News: Student on First Year Study Abroad Program Helps Mom Meet Pen Pal

The Montgomery News recently featured an unlikely connection spanning oceans as well as decades. When Scott Rossiter '15, a Global Media Studies major, elected to participate in the First Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) in London, it gave his mother, Pam, an opportunity to meet her long-time...

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December 16, 2011

First Year Seminar Examines Identity and Adaptation Through 'Billy Elliot'

Chris Mullin , Adjunct Professor of Communications, recently led a trip to the Pennsylvania Academy of Music to see Billy Elliot as part of her First Year Seminar, Exploring Cultural Identity Through Media. The course explores mass media from around the world and how it shapes cultural identity...

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November 17, 2011

Delaware Online: Feggans '07 Founds Promotion Company

Delaware Online recently interviewed Christopher Feggans ’07 , founder of the independent entertainment company BlkUmbrella. The company provides video, editing and promotion in addition to events, as reported by contributor L. Burner. Chris: I got started in 2007 when I graduated from Arcadia...

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November 15, 2011

Coordinating Smiles: Wagner ’12 Interns with Leukemia Society

It’s been a busy semester for Megan Wagner ’12 , who juggles a full course load with her duties as senior staff writer for The Tower , Arcadia's student-run newspaper, and peer mentor for a First-Year Seminar , all while fulfilling her internship requirement. But internships are nothing new to...

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October 18, 2011

Minkus ’09 Lands Dream Job at National Constitution Center

Elizabeth Minkus ’09 , Catering Sales Manager for Brulée Catering at the National Constitution Center , has the job of her dreams and is relishing Philadelphia's young professional scene. Living independently in the Rittenhouse Square District of the city, she feels fortunate for her achievements...

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September 30, 2011

Global Media Graduate Embarks on 11-Month Journey to Explore the World

Rose Huber ’11 , who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Global Media in May, is preparing to embark on an 11-month journey spanning 11 countries with The World Race, a division of the Adventures in Missions organization. In January, she will join a 60-member group to serve communities in many...

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September 8, 2011

'Forget Me Nots−For Him,' Writes Card '12 in Work & Lifestyle Magazine

"Your relationship with your lover is one of the cornerstones of a happy balanced life. Keep love strong with nice manly surprises," writes Amanda Card ’12 in Philadelphia's Work & Lifestyle magazine in an article on "Forget me nots—For Him." "So what gifts genuinely surprise him, make him '...

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June 24, 2011

Fehon's Radio Roots Began at Arcadia

By Larry Atkins Former Communications major Jason Fehon ’03 is one of the rising young stars in Philadelphia radio. Fehon has been the Producer of the popular Pierre Robert radio show on WMMR 93.3 FM since 2004. He also has his own on-air program on Saturday mornings from 6 to 10 a.m. As a Producer...

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May 27, 2011

Atkins Quoted On Philadelphia Writer's Conference

Larry Atkins , Adjunct Professor of Journalism, was quoted in The Montgomery News on May 24. He comments on the Annual Philadelphia Writer’s Conference, which is being held June 3-5 in Philadelphia Atkins says it’s always exciting to see people come back each year and looks forward to seeing and...

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March 8, 2011

Arcadia Helped Hewitt Pursue Career in PR, Writing

By Larry Atkins As a Public Relations professional, Sandi Hewitt ’07 uses her writing and organizational skills to touch the lives of many people. Hewitt works as a Social/Therapeutic Recreational Director and Event Planner for the Hollinger Group, which is located in Mechanicsburg, Pa. She...

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