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June 13, 2019

Sansevere ’20 Earns Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

Psychology major Kayla Sansevere ’20 is the first Arcadia University student to be named a Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation scholarship recipient. This prestigious award is given to less than 10 percent of applicants each year, who are sophomore and junior students...

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June 7, 2019

Dr. Oatis Named Professor Emerita

In recognition of more than 37 years of distinguished teaching, research, and leadership, Dr. Carol Oatis , professor of Physical Therapy, has been named Professor Emerita. Dr. Oatis joined Beaver College as an adjunct professor in 1982, advanced to full-time status in 1991, and earned tenure in...

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June 5, 2019

Joseph Sun Named Director of Strategic Initiatives

After a national search, Joseph Sun —an educational administration professional, teacher, counselor, and consultant with more than 35 years of higher education experience—joined Arcadia as director of Strategic Initiatives on June 3. Sun will serve as an adviser to President Ajay Nair and his...

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May 31, 2019

Dr. Jeff Rutenbeck Named Provost & Senior VP for Academic Affairs at Arcadia University

GLENSIDE, Pa. (May 31, 2019) — Arcadia University is proud to announce that, following a national search, Dr. Jeff Rutenbeck has been appointed provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs. An expert in communication and digital media studies, Dr. Rutenbeck begins his tenure at Arcadia on...

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May 23, 2019

Arcadia Appoints Brigette A. Bryant as VP for Development and Alumni Relations

Arcadia University is proud to announce that Brigette A. Bryant , a fundraising executive with nearly three decades of development experience in higher education, has been appointed vice president for Development and Alumni Relations. Bryant begins her tenure at Arcadia on June 3. “Throughout her...

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May 21, 2019

Arcadia Celebrates Perseverance and Dedication at 2019 Commencement Ceremonies

On May 16 and 17, the 892 members of the Class of 2019 crossed the stage on Haber Green and began their journeys as alumni of Arcadia University at the 163rd annual Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies. In total, 118 doctorate, 325 master’s, and 449 bachelor’s degrees were awarded to...

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May 13, 2019

Egyptian Education Delegates Visit Campus to Learn About STEM Initiatives

Arcadia University’s School of Education hosted Egyptian delegates from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and four universities on April 30, in order to showcase student and faculty research in scientific fields across campus. Carlie Banchi ’19 , Hope Halza ’19 ,...

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May 10, 2019

Game On! Arcadia University Launches Esports Program for Fall 2019

Beginning in Fall 2019, Arcadia University will launch a co-educational esports program as a varsity sport where gamers will compete as part of Arcadia’s athletic programs. Some games that are being considered for implementation are League of Legends, Hearthstone, Overwatch, and Rocket League...

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May 3, 2019

Physical Therapy Named Among HealthGrad’s Best DPT Programs

Arcadia’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program was ranked fifth among the “Best DPT Programs for 2019” in HealthGrad’s northeast region category. Arcadia’s DPT program is recognized as one of the top 20 programs nationally by U.S. News and World Report. In the last year, the department has also...

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April 24, 2019

Arcadia University Passes “Refugees Welcome” Resolution

By Olivia Grajewski ’20 Arcadia University’s Student Government Organization passed an “I Welcome” resolution on April 18 declaring the campus a welcoming and safe place for refugees. An effort led by the international organization Amnesty International, “I Welcome” resolutions are official, non-...

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April 23, 2019

Arcadia Nationally Ranked Among Forensic Science Programs

Arcadia University’s Forensic Science 4+2 program was ranked in Bachelor Degree Center’s “25 Best Bachelor’s in Forensic Science for 2019.” The rankings note that Arcadia’s program allows undergraduate Chemistry and Biology majors to enroll in the master of Forensic Science degree, as long as they...

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April 22, 2019

Black Alumni Association Celebrates Inaugural Preview Scholarship Recipients

“I feel like I’m part of history,” said Stephanie Quarshie ’22 , a Biology major who went to Paris on Preview. She’s one of 10 students who received the Black Alumni Association of Arcadia University (BAAAU)’s inaugural Preview scholarships for 2019. “I’m grateful. Preview is why I came to Arcadia...

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April 18, 2019

Dr. Wolff Receives Teaching Award for Excellence

By Lana Valente '19 Dr. Ned Wolff , professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, received the Award for Teaching Excellence from the Philadelphia branch of the American Statistical Association (ASA) on March 29. Dr. Wolff has worked at Arcadia University for 42 years. Four of his students wrote...

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April 11, 2019

Students Showcase International Learning Experience at Global Expo

Visitors to the University Commons traveled around the world in just a few few hours at the annual Global Expo on April 5. The 278 first-year and transfer students from 12 Preview courses showcased their global experiences, such as learning about ecotourism in Costa Rica and exploring the history...

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April 9, 2019

Arcadia’s Alternative Spring Break Helps Rebuild Homes in Puerto Rico

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 As more than 275 Arcadia students and co-leaders headed to destinations around the world on Preview, a group of 16 students, alumni, and staff headed for Yabucoa, Puerto Rico to spend their spring break providing hurricane relief through the Community and Civic Engagement...

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April 3, 2019

Arcadia Celebrates Academic Achievement at Honors Convocation

Arcadia University celebrated academic achievement and scholastic excellence at the 2019 Honors Convocation on March 30. More than 1,000 students earned distinguished honors and honors in the spring and fall 2018, and 59 student and faculty awards were presented. President Ajay Nair addressed the...

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March 29, 2019

Drs. Arkoosh, Brown to Receive Honorary Degrees at Arcadia University Commencements, May 16 & 17

Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners and physician anesthesiologist, and Dr. Michael S. Brown, regental professor of Molecular Genetics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Nobel Prize laureate, will receive honorary doctoral degrees at...

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March 28, 2019

Arcadia Physician Assistant Program Ranked 3rd in PA, 46th in Nation

In a ranking released by U.S. News and World Report on March 12, Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant (PA) program was ranked third in Pennsylvania and 46th in the nation– an increase of over 30 percent from U.S. News ’ last such rankings in 2015. Arcadia’s program is one of only 18 in...

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March 26, 2019

Arcadia Celebrates Holi Festival on Haber Green

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 and Caitlin Joyce '20 On March 20, Arcadia’s “Inside Hinduism” course hosted its second annual Holi Hindu Festival of Colors. Students met on Haber Green to learn about the history of the celebration and the Hindu culture while enjoying a lunch of traditional foods. After...

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March 18, 2019

Theater Hosts Hedda Gabler in Grey Towers Castle

If all the world’s a stage, then the Arcadia University Theater is taking every opportunity to perform in creative spaces around campus– including Grey Towers Castle. For Hedda Gabler, which will run from March 28 to 31, they’re transforming the lobby, Dining Room, and Rose and Mirror rooms into...

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March 12, 2019

'Philadelphia Inquirer' Tells Story of Dr. Ellington Beavers

On March 4, The Philadelphia Inquirer published an article on Dr. Ellington Beavers , his research in Boyer Hall's laboratories, and his historic gift to Arcadia University. The story has been picked up by the Associated Press and appeared in outlets around the country, including U.S. News &...

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