Arcadia University News


July 25, 2018

A President for the Future

On a cloudy, April afternoon, more than 200 Arcadia students gathered onto Haber Green. The boisterous group carried signs that urged “AU Turn on the Light”— a protest over a plan to reduce the size of the faculty at Arcadia and a call for more transparency. Several students took to the microphone...

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June 27, 2018

Arcadia University Responds to Supreme Court Travel Ban Decision

Arcadia University is an institution that subscribes to the imperative that teaching and learning must include the global perspectives and experiences provided by scholars, students, and staff from all regions and nations of our world. Arcadia University is deeply disappointed with the United...

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May 29, 2018

Education USA Advisors Visit Arcadia to Discuss Study Abroad Collaborations

Education USA advisors from South America, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East visited Arcadia on May 23 to discuss study abroad opportunities for international students interested in attending the University for semester or year-long programs. The University welcomed Erica Dania Alves from...

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May 21, 2018

Class of 2018 Ready to Lead

The spirits of 1,000 students earning doctoral, master’s, and baccalaureate degrees could not be dampened by the threat of rain during the 162nd Arcadia University Commencement ceremonies on May 17 and 18 at Kuch Center Alumni Gymnasium. At Thursday evenings Graduate Commencement Ceremony, 490...

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May 11, 2018

Arcadia Hosts Alumni Weekend 2018

The Arcadia campus came alive with the return of more than 300 Beaver College and Arcadia alumni, family, and friends for Alumni Weekend, May 4 and 5. Guests came from near and far to remember, relive, and reunite with the University community during events and reunions. The celebratory weekend...

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May 9, 2018

Omani Official Proposes Archaeology Programs for Arcadia Students

Dr. Said bin Nasser Al Salmi, director general of the Office of His Majesty the Sultan's Advisor for Cultural Affairs in Oman, met with President Ajay Nair on April 27 to discuss expanding Arcadia’s programs in Oman. An archaeologist by training, Dr. bin Nasser Al Salmi expressed interest in...

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May 8, 2018

Ambassador to Kenya Encourages International Collaboration

On April 26, Dr. Kipyego Cheluget, ambassador from Kenya and assistant secretary general for the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), visited President Ajay Nair at Arcadia to explore a joint project between Arcadia, COMESA, and the American Graduate School (AGS) in Paris...

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April 23, 2018

Arcadia "UKnighted"

On April 20, more than 250 University community members met during a campuswide working-session to address five important Arcadia issues around: Budget Planning, Core Values, Communication Strategies, Shared Governance, and Aspirational Vision. During the three-hour working-session, faculty, staff...

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April 18, 2018

Students and Faculty Recognized at Honors Convocation

Arcadia celebrated and recognized student and faculty academic accomplishments and scholastic excellence at the 2018 Honors Convocation on April 14. The University presented departmental awards to 61 students, and recognized the more than 1,800 students named to the Dean’s Honors and Distinguished...

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April 13, 2018

Dr. Nair Highlighted as Arcadia’s First President of Color

On April 11, The Philadelphia Tribune highlighted President Ajay Nair ’s status as the first Arcadia president of color. Dr. Nair is among the first American-born university presidents of Indian descent nationwide, and his commitment to diversity in higher education is expected to move Arcadia...

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March 21, 2018

Dr. Ajay Nair Named 22nd President of Arcadia University

GLENSIDE, Pa. (December 7, 2017)– After a national search, Arcadia University is proud to announce that Ajay Nair, Ph.D., has been named the institution’s 22nd president. A nationally recognized expert in student affairs issues and an accomplished social justice, race, and ethnicity scholar, Dr...

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March 6, 2018

President-elect Nair Receives Shattering the Glass Ceiling Award

Dr. Ajay Nair, president-elect of Arcadia University, received the Dr. Doris Michiko Ching Shattering the Glass Ceiling award at the 2018 NASPA Annual Conference for student affairs professionals in Philadelphia on March 6. Dr. Nair was honored during the Asian Pacific Islanders Knowledge Community...

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January 25, 2018

President-elect Nair Co-publishes on Community Building in ‘INSIGHT Into Diversity’

Dr. Ajay Nair , president-elect of Arcadia University, co-published “A Social Justice Approach to Building Community in Higher Education Today” in INSIGHT Into Diversity . Addressing the importance of community building through a social justice lens, Dr. Nair, a member of INSIGHT Into Diversity ’s...

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December 8, 2017

Arcadia Community Unites to “Break the Silence” on Racism

Students, faculty, staff, and trustees joined together on Dec. 8 to “break the silence” about racism. The Day of Silence was hosted by Melanin in Action (MIA) and POWER, with additional collaboration by Pan-African Studies; Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Department; Office of the...

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November 30, 2017

Arcadians UKNIGHT for Third Annual Day of Giving

On Nov. 28, 903 members of the Arcadia University community around the world “uknighted” for the third annual Day of Giving event. With the UKNIGHT 1 Day campaign focused on community participation, not dollars, this year’s goal of 700 donors was far surpassed in the 24-hour period. Collectively,...

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April 18, 2017

Arcadia University Dedicates Jean Lenox West Field

On April 8, family members of one of the most storied student-athletes and alumni of Beaver College and Arcadia University gathered to dedicate the Jean Lenox West Field. Lenox West family members, including Jean’s sons, Doug and Tim, and Jean’s daughter, Nancy, joined Chair of the Board of...

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February 13, 2017

President DeVille Christensen to Serve on Executive Committee of International Association of University Presidents

Dr. Nicolette DeVille Christensen , president of Arcadia University, has been invited to serve on the Executive Committee of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP), the lead partner in the United Nations Academic Impact. Led by Toyoshi Satow, chancellor of J.F. Oberlin...

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January 31, 2017

University Statement on White House Executive Order

The recent White House Executive Order leaves much uncertainty with colleges and universities and their students, scholars, international programs, and global alliances. This 90-day order not only impacts refugees and people from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, or Yemen, but also citizens...

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December 6, 2016

Arcadia Community UKNIGHTS for Second Annual Day of Giving

On Nov. 29, Arcadians around the world joined together to be counted and to show their support for the University they love so dearly. The second annual UKNIGHT 1 Day of Giving , a campaign supporting graduate and undergraduate programs, scholarships, and study abroad, smashed its goal of 700...

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November 7, 2016

President DeVille Christensen Joins Students for Annual Daffodil Planting

On Friday, Nov. 4, more than 1,000 new daffodil bulbs adorned campus as members of the Arcadia University community participated in the second annual Daffodil Planting. The flowers were planted in various areas around campus, including the Walk of Pride and Landman Library.

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November 2, 2016

President DeVille Christensen Featured in International Educator Magazine

President Nicolette DeVille Christensen is featured in the Nov. 1 edition of International Educator magazine in an in-depth interview as a leader in international education. The interview highlights President DeVille Christensen's career in higher and international education, her thoughts on what...

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