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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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December 18, 2019

Harris ’21 Recognized for Dedication to Early Childhood Education During Gov. Wolf’s Innovative Apprenticeships Announcement

Emmanuel Harris ’21 , a student in the School of Education’s PreK-4 Program for Working Professionals , is more concerned about his preschool students being kind to each other than he is about recognition for the work he does as an educator at the Parent Infant Center. However, his classroom was...

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December 16, 2019

Wu ’22 Explores Fantasy Through Art

By Caroline Jordan '20 “I love being a member of the art department because I’m pushed to do my best, but still get the freedom to do what I want,” said Hanna Wu ‘22 . Wu, a Graphic Design major, loves the opportunities that her program gives her. During her first year, Wu’s foundation courses...

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December 13, 2019

Exhibition Course Curates Outdoor Sculptures

Students in Arcadia’s Make an Exhibition course, led by Assistant Professor of Art History Dr. Elizabeth Ferrell , curated the University’s collection of outdoor sculptures and hosted a scavenger hunt on Nov. 25. For the first portion of the semester, students researched the history of the...

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December 12, 2019

Ryan ’03 Featured in International Exhibitions

Associate Professor of Visual and Performing Arts Abbey Ryan ’03 was featured in four exhibitions this fall in the United States and Europe. At Mason Fine Art, the largest fine art gallery in Atlanta, Ga., six new large paintings by Ryan are featured in an invitational group exhibition consisting...

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December 12, 2019

Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions Personal

Dr. Marianne Miserandino , Professor of Psychology Courses: Social Psychology; Personality Psychology; Vice and Virtue on Stage and Screen; Senior Seminar Expertise: Motivation as a Social-Personality Psychologist Advice to students: “Be open to possibilities and new experiences of college...

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December 10, 2019

Linton Works Toward Childhood Dream

Julisa Linton ’21 can’t remember an age where she didn’t love animals. As a child, she’d cry at ASPCA commercials. She’s cared for friends’ pets. She recalls telling her parents at the age of 11 that she wasn’t eating meat anymore because of that love. Nine years later, her love for animals...

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December 5, 2019

Cheltenham Commissioners Present Community Award to Arcadia Staff

On Nov. 20, the Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners presented Arcadia staff with the Community Service Award for helping to organize special events in the Downtown Glenside Business District. “With deep appreciation for your unmatched dedication, loyalty, commitment, and contributions to the...

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December 5, 2019

Yaeger ’07 Empowers Arcadia Students and Entrepreneurs, Pursues Her Dreams

Executive Coach Candace Yaeger ’07 views her seemingly unconventional career path as a mountain-climbing expedition rather than a race up the corporate ladder. “A few years ago, I attended a women’s leadership conference in Dallas where the keynote speaker encouraged the audience...

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November 22, 2019

Gottfried ’12 Encourages Students to Keep an Open Mind

Thirty-two countries. Seven years. Psychology alumnus Marc Gottfried ’12 had too many commitments as a student, baseball play, Arcadia ambassador, and University event student worker to spend a semester abroad, although he did make time for Preview and a Global Field Study (GFS) course. Now, he...

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November 22, 2019

Dr. Kachuyevski Uses Fulbright Experience to Lead GFS Course to Ukraine

Imagine living in a democratizing country that used to be part of a multiethnic empire based on authoritarian rule- how would your cultural and national identity be defined by this? Students in Dr. Angela Kachuyevski ’s Spring 2020 Global Field Study (GFS) course, “Identity and Democratization in...

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November 21, 2019

Lamoreaux ’20 Overcomes Adversity, Excels Globally

If Ashley Lamoreaux ’s Jeep Cherokee breaks down in the middle of a desert, she doesn’t want—or need—to rely on someone else to fix it. And for Lamoreaux, that’s a real possibility: While studying abroad in Cape Town last December, she drove a 100cc Sym Scooter across South Africa. The two-week, 3,...

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November 20, 2019

Hause ’20 Uses Business Savvy to Help Sydney Based Organization

Business Administration major Ryan Hause ’20 never dreamed he’d be helping with marketing, social media, advertising, and contract reviews in Sydney, Australia. Spring 2019 found Hause at a crossroads: stay in Glenside, or take advantage of a final study abroad opportunity as an...

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November 19, 2019

Strategy Development Sessions Continue

Nearly 500 Arcadia community members have participated in 33 strategy development sessions thus far this semester, providing invaluable feedback to the ongoing process. Nearly 400 input cards from 36 academic departments and staff units were submitted and have continued the conversation about an...

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November 19, 2019

Vira I. Heinz Program Helps Students Experience the World

In May, Perfect Eadric ’21 , Christa McDowell ’21 , and Michelle Qu ’20 departed for eight weeks abroad as part of the Vira I. Heinz Program for Women in Global Leadership . The VIH Program awarded scholarships to fund the Arcadia cohort’s first international learning experiences. “I wasn’t able to...

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November 19, 2019

Clinical Service in Guatemala Impacts Future Health Professionals

In summer 2019, Kirby Edsill ’20M, PA and Daniel McCole ’20DPT helped provide medical services to underserved communities in Guatemala as part of Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy programs. Edsill’s and McCole’s international journeys not only led to professional growth...

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November 18, 2019

Arcadia Welcomes Students from Jiangsu University

For the first time, students from Jiangsu University in China will visit campus on a “reverse Preview” in January. Through a collaborative agreement with Jiangsu University, students can enroll in a dual degree in Mathematics and Actuarial Science programs —usually completing two or three years at...

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November 18, 2019

Stringer ’20, ’21M Sees New Career Possibilities After Chemistry Lab Experience

Biochemistry major Amy Stringer ’20, ’21M has known since she was a child that she wanted to be a doctor. But after three years in the lab with Dr. Manny Curotto , professor and chair of Chemistry, she’s set her sights on a different career track: pathology. She’s still planning to go to medical...

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