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March 4, 2021

Pedro Rivera and Dr. Danchien Lu to Receive Honorary Degrees

Pedro Rivera, former Pennsylvania Education Secretary and member of President Biden’s Agency Review Team for the Department of Education, and Dr. Danchien Lu, professor of mathematics at Jiangsu University, will receive honorary doctoral degrees from Arcadia University. Rivera, president of...

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March 4, 2021

Moore ’21 Embraces Mental Health As Caregiver

English major Tiara Moore ’21 has never known a “typical” college experience. While she works at the Writing Center, is a peer mentor for the Gateway to Success Program, and was a member of the indoor Track & Field team before COVID-19, Moore is also a caregiver for her mother who suffered a...

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March 3, 2021

Public Art Alumna Publishes Book Based on Collaborative Art Experience at Arcadia

Art History alumna Sydney Welch ’20 published her first book “The Art of Collaboration: An In-Depth Look at Creative Practices for Creative People,” which takes an in-depth look at the origins of collaboration and how it takes shape in different ways. Welch found much of her inspiration for the...

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February 25, 2021

Q&A with Debra Powell-Wright, Co-Editor of “Philly Jawns”

On Friday, March 26, Arcadia University will host the event My Skin is Black in honor of Women’s History Month. This panel and discussion will focus on how art meets activism. Moderated by Director of Young Men's Initiative at Philadelphia Futures Gabriel Bryant, it will bring together ten of the...

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February 23, 2021

Stephens ’21 Gains Medical Experience During COVID-19 as EMT

Psychology major and pre-Physician Assistant (PA) student Kylie Stephens ’21 wanted a more hands-on internship working with patients as opposed to what she calls a “look but can’t touch” experience. With hopes of joining the medical field as a Physician Assistant after graduate school, she wanted...

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February 17, 2021

Reistle ’21 Builds Design Portfolio Through Competitions

Chris Reistle ’21 , Studio Art major with a concentration in Graphic Design and a minor in Marketing, always finds ways to fit his love of art into music and sports. Since the pandemic, his opportunities to combine those passions with professional experience took off through competitions...

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February 11, 2021

Cruz-Pineda ’21 Finds Identity Through Study Abroad and Service

By Katherine Haines '21 Emily Cruz-Pineda ’21 started her college journey at Arcadia as undecided on her major. Coming from a family of educators, she decided on Education with a minor in Spanish, although she knew being in front of a classroom wasn’t something she wanted in a career. With the help...

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February 11, 2021

Otieno Examines Health Disparities and Human Rights

This semester, Alex Otieno , assistant professor of Sociology, is continuing his long standing concerns around recognizing and promoting the role of culture and institutions in facilitating and, sometimes, resisting social transformation. He is using his courses and role as co-facilitator for the...

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February 4, 2021

Acosta’s Experience Helps Prospective Students and Leads to College 101 Workshop Series

As a first-generation college student, Financial Aid and Admissions Counselor Romer Acosta didn’t know what resources were available to him while applying to schools. At Arcadia, he’s working to ensure prospective students know the scholarships and resources available to them. An early high...

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January 29, 2021

Arcadia Welcomes Students Back to Campus

Arcadia’s campus, quiet for the past 10 months, again was alive with the sounds and sights of students as 355 approved residential students moved into Oak Summit and residence halls—many at single bedroom occupancy—throughout the week of Jan. 17. In addition to those living on campus, an additional...

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January 28, 2021

Arcadia Awarded HealthSpark Grant for Graduate Civic Scholars Program

The HealthSpark Foundation has awarded Arcadia University a grant to develop a Graduate Civic Scholars Program to help expand the undergraduate program that launched last summer for students who are interested and passionate about driving social change. The $26,000 grant will be used to help...

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January 22, 2021

Arcadia Receives $1 Million Grant for Campus Renovations from PA Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program

Arcadia University is proud to announce that it has received a $1 million grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) for construction, renovation, and other related costs for a multi-purpose center. The RACP is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and...

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January 21, 2021

Arcadia Celebrates Excellence, Perseverance in Virtual DPT Commencement

Through live Zoom ceremonies on Jan. 15 and 17, Dean of the College of Health Sciences Dr. Rebecca Craik encouraged the 104 Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (TDPT) graduates to be the catalyst of change in health care. “Remember to lead, but if you choose...

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January 8, 2021

Arcadia’s Pandemic Response

Arcadia University took a values-based, community-focused, strategic approach in responding to the disruptions that have been brought by COVID-19 since early 2020. Each initiative enacted and measure taken placed students and those most vulnerable in our community at the center, with...

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January 4, 2021

Public Safety Helps Stock Food Pantry

In lieu of exchanging gifts this year, officers in Public Safety each donated supplies to the Knights for Nutrition Food Pantry located in Oak Summit. Director of Public Safety Ruth Evans presented officers with a challenge: keep the food pantry’s Holiday Gift Box donation drive continuously full...

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December 23, 2020

Penecale ’09M Selected as Finalist for Holiday Songwriting Contest

The holiday song “Left Alone with You,” co-written by Master of Education alumna Amanda Penecale ’09M, was recognized as a finalist in the 4th Annual Christmas Songwriting Competition by the USA Songwriting Competition. Penecale, who works at the Ranney School in Tinton Falls, N.J. as an art and...

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December 22, 2020

Harris ’20 Coordinates COVID Contact Tracing with PA App

In 2014, A-Mac Harris ’20MPH saw how an epidemic can devastate an area when his home country of Liberia had an outbreak of Ebola. The loss of his close friend during this time inspired his interest in Public Health, which brought Harris to Arcadia University in 2018. Harris, who earned his Master...

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December 15, 2020

Cintron-Marsh Finds Unique Ways to Engage with Students During COVID-19

Arcadia’s Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies and Gateway to Success Program Coordinator Cristina Cintron-Marsh has found unique ways of connecting with students during COVID-19. As an undergraduate advisor, Cintron-Marsh spent the summer on Zoom, providing first-year students with...

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December 14, 2020

Skolka ’21 Helps Animal Rescue Raise Funds This Holiday Season

Graphic Design major Courtney Skolka ’21 thought her recent Visual Communications project wouldn’t go any further than the classroom. However, after sharing her design with Morris Animal Refuge in Philadelphia, they’ve collaborated to launch a fundraising campaign this holiday season. Until Monday...

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December 9, 2020

Whitehouse ’24 Coaches Youth Hockey, Looks Forward to Taking the Ice at Arcadia

Business Administration major Sam Whitehouse ’24 remembers watching The Mighty Ducks at 3 years old with his grandfather and wanting to play ice hockey. While his parents weren’t thrilled about his newfound interest, they agreed to let him learn to ice skate—and eventually play hockey. Now,...

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December 2, 2020

Stay Fit Program Goes Virtual

After temporarily closing down last spring, the Dan Aaron Stay Fit Program for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s disease reopened this summer in a virtual environment. Doctor of Physical Therapy students are getting back their hands-on experience in the program. On Nov. 5, 15...

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