Arcadia University News


April 30, 2019

Dr. Deshpande Serves as Judge at 2019 Indian Film Festival

Dr. Shekhar Deshpande , professor of Media and Communication, served as a judge on the Narrative Film Jury at the 2019 Indian Film Festival of LA (IFFLA) from April 11 to 14. The IFFLA, a non-profit organization that has been running for 17 years, is devoted to cultivating a greater appreciation of...

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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 12, 2019

Arcadia Continues to UKnight

The Arcadia UKnighted campuswide kickoff meeting on Sept. 20 welcomed 150 members of the Arcadia community to discuss strategic goals and challenges with President Ajay Nair and the Shared Governance and Transparency, Aspirational, and Budget Task Force committees. Throughout the fall semester, the...

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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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March 12, 2019

An Issue That Transcends Political Parties

Despite different political affiliations, Political Science alumni Rebecca Smith ’16 and Anil (A.J.) Beephan ’16 share similar goals and strategies for fighting the opioid crisis. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 115 people overdose on opioids in the United States each day. Here,...

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March 12, 2019

Message of “truth” highlights inaugural address

“The truth shall set us free,” was the message from Dr. Ajay Nair on Oct. 13, as hundreds of students, staff, faculty, alumni, trustees, families, friends, and community members ushered in a new era at Arcadia University with his inauguration as 22nd president. President Nair addressed the...

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March 12, 2019

A Fearless Visionary

Tink - tink - tink - thud . “Did you hear that?” asks Kathy Titus Faul ’68 , tracing her palm along a curve in the alabaster. The change in pitch, barely audible to an untrained ear, warned Faul that she’d struck a vein in the rock. “That’s how I know to work softer. The stone speaks to you; it...

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March 11, 2019

'Philadelphia Inquirer' Reviews Whitman Exhibition

The Philadelphia Inquirer reviewed the exhibition " Writers Making Books " in its Feb. 24 Sunday edition. Art critic Edith Newhall writes: "Among the many events this year for Whitman at 200, the regional Walt Whitman bicentennial celebration, is a not-to-be-missed exhibition at Arcadia University’...

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February 28, 2019

Men’s Basketball Dances in National Tourney

Led by tournament Most Valuable Player Josh Scott ’s 30 points, men’s basketball captured the program’s first MAC Conference title with a 92-56 victory over Widener University on Feb. 23 in the Kuch Alumni Gymnasium. The Knights continued their season with a 80-60 victory over New Jersey City...

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February 4, 2019

Stay Fit Program Supported by Parkinson Council

Dr. Janet Readinger ’07DPT , assistant professor of Physical Therapy and associate director of Clinical Education, received a $17,000 grant from the Parkinson Council to support the Dan Aaron Stay Fit Exercise program, designed to help community members with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s...

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January 30, 2019

Arcadia Nets More Than $1 Million in Grants

During the 2018-19 academic year, faculty and staff earned grants for sexual violence resources, STEM training, network improvements, and scholarly research. The funding will enhance campus life, academic offerings, and research opportunities for the Arcadia community. DOJ grant supports sexual...

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January 10, 2019

73 Student-Athletes Recognized on MAC Fall Honor Roll

A total of 73 Arcadia student-athletes, representing men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, field hockey, and men’s and women’s cross country, were named to the MAC Fall Honor Roll, with seven student-athletes posting a perfect 4.0 GPA. Field hockey led the Knights with 20 representatives,...

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January 2, 2019

President Nair Tours U.K. Centers

In December, President Ajay Nair met with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) participants at Arcadia’s Centers in London and Edinburgh. Accompanied by The College of Global Studies’ Vice President and Executive Director Lorna Stern and Chief Operating...

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November 9, 2018

Mr. Beaver Turns the Big Four-Oh 

This year marked the 40th anniversary of the Mr. Beaver Beauty Pageant, a Miss America-style production launched during an era of Beaver College characterized by idiosyncratic festivities and “inside joke” events. One of Arcadia’s longest standing traditions, Mr. Beaver has attracted Britney Spears...

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October 9, 2018

Bryant ’21 Goes Hollywood

Good fortune may have led English major Lashanna Bryant ’21 to Philadelphia’s Wizard World Comic Con, as she won, through a Facebook contest, a four-day event pass, prize pack, and tickets to meet Game of Thrones and Aquaman star Jason Momoa. But it was talent that earned Bryant a meeting with...

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October 18, 2016

Rossett ’68, Lalk ’13 Join Forces for Children’s Organization

Trustee Dr. Allison Rossett ’68 and Spencer Lalk ’13 (left) met during the winter in hopes of collaborating through Lalk’s nonprofit, the Soccer Unity Project, which provides children and their families the opportunity to be a part of a fun and educational soccer community, while giving back to...

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October 18, 2016

Alumni Mentors Help Students Form Career Goals and Connections

Professional insight, career exploration, and personal relationships: That’s what Arcadia students earn when they take advantage of the Alumni Career Mentor program and match with employers who understand their career goals. This year, more than 122 undergraduate and graduate students had...

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October 18, 2016

Smithsonian Institution Hosts Retrospective Exhibition of Kay WalkingStick ’59, ’11H

Artist Kay WalkingStick ’59, ’11H led alumni through a journey of art discovery in her retrospective, Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist , at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., on April 5. Beginning with her art from the 1970s, the retrospective...

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October 18, 2016

Family of Shirley Orlowitz Gross Dedicates Bench at Easton Pond

The family of Shirley Orlowitz Gross ’46 dedicated a bench and tree at Arcadia University’s Easton Pond on March 9. Her husband, Bernie Gross, said the serene water feature was the perfect location to memorialize Shirley, who passed away April 5, 2011. While attending Arcadia University...

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October 18, 2016

Dotse ’09, Musah ’10 Launch Teach for Ghana

After years of dedication, Daniel Dotse ’09 (above, left) has finally seen his dream of impacting Ghana’s education system flourish. Dotse, along with Abdul Razak Musah ’10 and Sadik Antwi Boampong, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology alumnus, has launched a new nonprofit initiative,...

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October 14, 2016

Reflections on a 45-year tenure at Arcadia University

In her 45 years of service to Arcadia University, Dr. Barbara Nodine served in many positions, including professor of Psychology, chair of the Psychology department, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. Dr. Nodine was named Professor...

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