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March 31, 2020

Will ’06M, MPH Fights Coronavirus Stateside, Treats Epidemics Around the World

“As a physician assistant, I treat each patient by looking at the whole person in front of me,” explains Scott Will ’06M, MPH about the global perspective and public health training he gained at Arcadia. Will’s health care journey began more than 15 years ago in Dayton, Ohio. After he...

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March 26, 2020

Scholars, Donors Celebrate Endowed Scholarship Support at Arcadia

Aliyah Pulley ’23 , an aspiring teacher, captivated the crowd on Thursday, March 5, when she shared her personal story of adversity, perseverance, triumph, and gratitude with scholarship supporters, fellow students, and University leadership during Arcadia’s Celebration of Scholarship event, held...

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March 20, 2020

Arcadia Responds to Regional COVID-19 Pleas for Supplies

Facilities Packages Surplus Stock of Emergency Supplies to Donate to local EMS Personnel Arcadia University’s Facilities, Maintenance, and Housekeeping teams spearheaded the donation of surplus supplies to local surrounding township emergency personnel on March 20. With fewer people on...

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March 18, 2020

Mentoring Helps Turner ’20 Excel in Computer Science

Jules Turner Class of 2020 Computer Science major Computer Science major Jules Turner ’20 doesn’t know where she’d be without the female mentors she’s had at Arcadia University: Dr. Kathy Macropol , professor of Computer Science, who has helped her find her calling, and Caleigh Diefenthaler...

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March 17, 2020

DPT Ranks Among Top 10 Percent Nationally by U.S. News and World Report

Arcadia University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program remained in the top 10 percent of nationally ranked programs, according to U.S. News and World Report , ranking at 24th in the country and receiving top placement among Philadelphia area programs. The rankings are based on peer...

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March 5, 2020

Visiting Professor Kemisso Explores Education Equality for Refugees

“Education is not only a right, but it’s also an enabling right,” said Dr. Alebachew Kemisso , a visiting professor at Arcadia and director of the Centre for Comparative Education and Policy Studies at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. “For refugees, if we keep them out of education, we...

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February 28, 2020

Smith ’22 Leaps into Her 20th Birthday

“When I was applying to colleges, I couldn’t select my birth date,” Public Health major Emma Smith ’22 recounts about her college application process. “It’s the most annoying thing. A lot of websites usually will automatically fill the list of days, and February only goes to 28.” As a Leap Day baby...

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February 21, 2020

Fulbright Helps Long ’17 Find Career Path

Cliff Long ’17 Bachelor of Arts in Political Science 2017 English Teaching Assistant Fulbright Award Recipient 2015 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Recipient If you had asked Cliff Long '17 in 2013 what he imagined doing after graduation, the answer wouldn’t have been teaching...

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February 12, 2020

Arcadia’s Class of 2019 Reports Career Success above National Average

Within a timeframe of six-to-nine months after graduation, members of Arcadia University’s Class of 2019 have secured employment or continued their education with regional, national, and international organizations and universities at a rate above the national average. Approximately 87 percent of...

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February 12, 2020

Arcadia Legacies Henderson-White ’02MEd and Scott ’23 Share Commitment to Public Service

Marcia Henderson-White ’02MEd and her granddaughter Ebony Scott ’23 have a close relationship built on loving support, mutual admiration, dedication to public service, and their cherished connection to Arcadia. Though Henderson-White’s and Scott’s collegiate experiences are separated by...

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February 5, 2020

Mitchell ’20 Dreams of Life on Stage to Assist Community

Justin Mitchell ’20 Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts Justin Mitchell ’20 came to Arcadia as a Business Administration major. On his first day of classes, he changed his major to Theater Arts. A shy student at Central High School, Mitchell had dreamed of getting on stage. However, when...

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January 31, 2020

Arcadia Community Engages in Collaborative Branding Initiative

Call it serendipitous: This year, Arcadia is launching a collaborative branding initiative that will bring “20/20 Arcadia in Focus” clarity to the University’s place within the higher education landscape. It's been nearly 20 years since community members engaged in such a process and reimagined...

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January 30, 2020

Rendé Encourages Inclusiveness and Service Through Tennis

Pam Rendé Head Coach, Men’s and Women’s Tennis 2019 United States Tennis Association Middle States Edwin J. Faulkner College Coach of the Year Advice to students: “Use these four years to explore and really learn the different things that you might have an interest in, because you don’t...

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January 28, 2020

Dr. DiSantis Highlighted by American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Dr. Katie DiSantis , associate professor of Public Health, co-authored “Long-term Results From the FRESH RCT: Sustained Reduction of Children's Tobacco Smoke Exposure,” for the January 2020 issue in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM). The article, written with Dr. Bradley N. Collins...

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January 24, 2020

Specht ’20 Announced as Fulbright and Critical Language Semi-Finalist

International Studies and Spanish double major Heidi Specht ’20 has her sights set on working in Brazil after graduation. This month, she’s moved one step closer to making it a reality. She learned that she’s a semi-finalist for both the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Award and Critical...

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January 23, 2020

CCEC Hosts “Give and Shred” Event in Honor of MLK Day

By Caroline Jordan '20 Despite freezing temperatures, Arcadia University student and staff volunteers joined the Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC) for its annual Give and Shred event on Martin Luther King Day of Service on Jan. 20. Residents from surrounding communities visited campus to...

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January 22, 2020

Dr. Michael Tevald Challenges Physical Therapy Students to Improve Patient Care

Dr. Michael Tevald Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Director of Post-Professional Programs Expertise: Impact of aging and chronic disease on skeletal muscle physiology and performance Research Focus: Evidence-based Rehabilitation Strategies, Skeletal Impairments, and Lung...

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January 17, 2020

Arcadia and the Korman Family Dedicate the Laura Minerva Korman Mirror Room

Grey Towers Castle has long stood as a symbol of Arcadia University, its students, and its alumni. Now, the Mirror Room, one of the Castle’s shining examples of elegance, will bear the name of one of the University’s most dedicated alumnae. On Jan. 16, more than 125 members of the Arcadia community...

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January 16, 2020

Service Guides Dr. McNeil Personally and Professionally

Dr. Angela McNeil Program Director, Act 101/Gateway to Success 2019 Martha Washington Award Recipient Courses: Becoming a Life-Long Learner; The African-American Experience in Philadelphia; AU Blueprint; Words of Mass Destruction Advice to Students: “Don’t be afraid to ask questions or...

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January 9, 2020

Dr. Parsons Dick Leads Research on Global Mobility and Immigration Policy

Dr. Hilary Parsons Dick Frank and Evelyn Steinbrucker ’42 Endowed Chair Associate Professor of International Studies Director of International Studies Courses : Introduction to International Studies; Research Writing; Conflict and Inequality in Latin America; Migration Politics in the Americas;...

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December 18, 2019

Jan. 9: Arcadia Hosts Health Conference on Vaping, TB Screening, Eating Disorders, Pain

On Thursday, Jan. 9, Arcadia University's Department of Student Health Services will host the Southeastern Pennsylvania College Health Nurses Association (SPCHNA) Winter 2020 Conference from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Mirror Room at Grey Towers Castle. The purpose of the SPCHNA Conference is to...

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