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April 30, 2021

Physician Assistant Students, Faculty Participate in 2021 PA Olympics

Physician Assistant (PA) students and faculty from both the Christiana, Del. and Glenside, Pa. campuses competed in the 19th annual PA Olympics on April 10. Hannah Middlestadt ’22 , of the Christiana campus, and Sally Anderson ’22 , of the Glenside campus, served as student representatives for the...

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April 15, 2021

Dr. Nair Reappointed to Five-year Term as President

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Arcadia University has reappointed President Ajay Nair to a second term of five years, beginning July 1, 2021. “From his first day at Arcadia, President Nair has shown tremendous leadership and a bold vision that will continue our University's...

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April 15, 2021

Academic Excellence of Students and Faculty Celebrated at 2021 Honors Convocation

More than 1,500 members of the University community were recognized for scholastic excellence at this year’s Honors Convocation, held virtually and accessible to the University community beginning April 9. In total, 1,470 graduate and undergraduate students were recognized on the Dean’s List and...

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April 7, 2021

Arcadia University Expands Study Abroad Opportunities for Summer 2021 and 2021-2022 Academic Year

Arcadia University, a national leader in study abroad, continues to offer a slate of global programs for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applications for fall 2021 are open for study abroad programs in England, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, Spain, and Wales, and a global internship program in Philadelphia...

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April 1, 2021

U.S. News & World Report: Arcadia Graduate Programs Among Nation’s Best

In their 2022 rankings released Tuesday, U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University’s graduate programs among the best in the nation. The graduate Education program and Public Health program each ranked in their respective categories. Education placed in the top programs nationally (the...

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March 31, 2021

Sims ’18 Uses Arcadia Experience to Become First Responder in DC

Alexandria (Alex) Sims ’18 , who helps keep residents, tourists, and commuters safe while they are in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, points to how her International Studies degree influenced her career path as a first responded in the nation’s capital. “Arcadia taught me a lot about what...

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March 29, 2021

Sokolow ’21: A Degree 31 Years in the Making

By Katherine Haines '21 This spring, Marlene Sokolow ’21 will be among the hundreds of students earning degrees at Arcadia University’s Commencement in May. One difference is that Sokolow, who will receive a Bachelor of Arts in English, began her journey in 1990, at age 43, at Beaver College. “I...

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March 25, 2021

Patterson ’21 Refuses to Allow Obstacles Slow Her in Work with Patients

By Katherine Haines '21 Biology major Megan Patterson ’21 , a Pre-Physician Assistant (PA) student, has always known that she wanted to have a career in medicine, which is a difficult undertaking in the most optimal of conditions. Patterson, though, who is deaf and blind, is determined to...

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March 24, 2021

Brigette A. Bryant Receives the Charles A. Wright Opportunity and Inclusion Leadership Award

Brigette A. Bryant , vice president for Development and Alumni Engagement at Arcadia University has been awarded the prestigious Charles A. Wright Opportunity and Inclusion Leadership Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Each year, CASE District II presents its...

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March 22, 2021

Arcadia Opens Student-Run Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic

Arcadia University’s Department of Physical Therapy opened its student-run pro bono clinic on March 18 to provide no-cost physical therapy to underinsured or uninsured community members. First- and second-year students in Arcadia’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program will develop...

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March 12, 2021

For Dr. Varlack, Diversifying One’s Own Perspective Is Crucial to Learning

By Timothy Stasek '21 Many may tend to think of learning as a process specifically for students, but Dr. Christopher Allen Varlack , assistant professor of English, emphasizes how much professors can grow and adapt as well through this process. In fact, a guiding principle for him and for his...

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March 10, 2021

Gallagher ’21 Finishes Degree 19 Years In The Making

By Katherine Haines '21 Education Studies major Susan Gallagher ’21 returned to Arcadia University this past fall to finish her degree that she started in 2004. After earning her associate’s degree in Elementary Education from the Community College of Philadelphia in 2003, Gallagher taught...

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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 Philly Jawns Speak: Mississippi Goddam Revisited 2021 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...

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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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