Arcadia University News

January 5, 2021

The Importance of Endowed Scholarships

This feature story appeared in the 2020 Winter Arcadia magazine supplement, "Why We Give: The Impact of Philanthropy," and showcases the importance of endowed scholarships on student success. Kevin G. Shollenberger ’88 (left) discovered his passion for Psychobiology and research at 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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January 18, 2018

Opening a Cold Case

On August 12, 1995, six-year-old Rosie Tapia was abducted from her bedroom in Salt Lake City, Utah. The next day, her body was found in the nearby Jordan River. In the fall 2017 semester, Arcadia students in Dr. Allan Branson’s criminal justice course investigated the case, which has been labeled “...

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June 20, 2017

From the Board of Trustees

To the Arcadia and Beaver Alumni Community A common element shared by many members of this close-knit University community—from students, alumni, faculty, staff, families, friends, and Trustees—is a passion for Beaver College and Arcadia University. This passion has driven, and will...

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June 20, 2017

Bravo! Theater Program Vitalizes Visual and Performing Arts

The award-winning actors, directors, composers, playwrights, and producers who shape Arcadia’s Theater Arts program aren’t merely putting the University’s MainStage Theater on the map. Home to a Barrymore Award winner, a Philadelphia Fringe Festival playwright, and a nationally recognized actress,...

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June 20, 2017

Bridging Connections

A public art project brings together Arcadia students, businesses, residents, and the Glenside community. By Lini S. Kadaba Standing a few rungs up a ladder on a crisp April afternoon, Kalee Shomo ’19 dips an ample brush in a cup of light gray. The Interior Design major drags the bristles across...

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May 23, 2017

Celebrating Arcadia University’s Class of 2017

At Arcadia University’s Commencement ceremonies on May 18 and 19, more than 900 graduates of the Class of 2017 were encouraged to seize opportunities and break down barriers in their career and civic engagement endeavors. President Nicolette DeVille Christensen presided over the Graduate and...

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January 15, 2017

Dr. Cameron Recounts Deployment with Red Cross

Dr. Samuel “Sam” Cameron joined Arcadia in 1964 as assistant professor of Psychology and clinical psychologist to the College. During his career at Arcadia, Dr. Cameron originated and directed the Department of Psychology’s master’s program in counseling ; directed nine National...

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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 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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October 14, 2016

Good Times, Fun Memories, Happy Birthdays Highlight Alumni Weekend

Alumni from all class years enjoyed cultural excursions, special celebrations, a champagne brunch, a family picnic, and more at Alumni Weekend, June 3-4. The weekend began with a tour of The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, the Genetic Counseling 20th Anniversary Ceremony, and a Welcome...

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October 14, 2016

"What Was That, Again?"

By Christopher Sarachilli ’14 Dr. Katherine Moore and her team of students explore ways to deal with a world full of distractions. You are at the grocery store to pick up a few items for a cookout. You look for a can of diced tomatoes in aisle 3, tucked into a wall with the crushed, plum,...

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October 14, 2016

After Arcadia

Each year, the Office of Career Education surveys the previous year’s graduating class to determine post-graduate outcomes. This year’s data revealed that 99 percent of respondents from the Class of 2015 had secured post-graduate opportunities—careers, graduate school, and volunteer or military...

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October 14, 2016

Celebrating Our 2016 Graduates

Over 1,000 Arcadia University students earned doctoral, master’s, and baccalaureate degrees at Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies on May 19 and 20 on Haber Green. View the Commencement ceremonies at . At the Graduate Ceremony, Honorary Doctor of...

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October 14, 2016

Q&A with New Provost Dr. John Hoffman

After a national search, Dr. John Hoffman was named provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, a position he assumed in June 2016. Since joining Arcadia’s faculty as an adjunct professor in 1993, Dr. Hoffman has also served as associate provost for Accreditation, Assessment,...

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October 13, 2016

Genetic Counseling Celebrates 20th Anniversary

On June 3, Arcadia University celebrated the Genetic Counseling program’s 20th anniversary alongside students, faculty, alumni, and esteemed health care professionals. The Genetic Counseling Class of 2016 totaled 14 members, including Honors Convocation speaker Dr. Rosalba E. Sacca ,...

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March 21, 2016

A Rose of Tralee, by Any Other Name, Could Be Mairéad Comaskey ’10

In the Festival Dome in Tralee, County of Kerry, Ireland, 32 women stood on a stage in late August decked in shimmering gowns and extravagant dresses. In addition to the crowd in the Dome, more than 700,000 people watched from home in anticipation as one of the women would be crowned the 56th...

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February 23, 2016

Reunion 2015

As the sun set behind Grey Towers Castle on Saturday, June 6, graduates from classes spanning more than 50 years took to the Haber Green dance floor at the “Party on the Green” during the 2015 Reunion celebration. Celebrations kicked off a day earlier with an afternoon at The Barnes...

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February 18, 2016

A Mixed Palette of Science and Art

The artists in Murphy Hall dried the fish with paper towels, prepping the gray bodies for a bath in ink. Instructor Stephen DiCerbo, an expert in gyotaku, a Japanese printing technique, cautioned the class to handle the fish gently, to prevent the bodies from leaking onto the foam beneath...

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February 18, 2016

Feb. 25 to April 24: Arcadia University Art Gallery Presents 'Pati Hill: Photocopier'

Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to present Pati Hill: Photocopier, A Survey of Prints and Books (1974–83) . Featuring more than 100 works on paper depicting subjects as common as a gum wrapper and as expansive as the Palace of Versailles, this exhibition reconsiders the hybrid practice of...

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February 16, 2016

Escaping Eritrea: Understanding the Complexities

Europe’s “migrant crisis”—the historically unprecedented flight of refugees—has recently taken center stage. Eritreans, who hail from an east African country of five million, are the third largest group of refugees behind Syrians and Afghanis, comprising 8% of migrants to Europe. The large number...

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