Arcadia University News


June 22, 2017

Through FEMA, Brennan ’16 Assists Survivors

When disaster strikes, Shawn Brennan ’16 responds. As a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster survivor assistance specialist, Brennan is on the front line of responders, aiding survivors in their recovery by making sure the FEMA process is clearly laid out and answering...

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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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June 19, 2017

Fortner ’99 Helps Improve Quality of Life for Patients in Peru

When Jodee Fortner ’99 first met 12-year-old Olga, the young girl and her family hoped that treatment at Medical Ministry International (MMI)’s Hope and Health Clinic in Peru would correct Olga’s congenital clubfoot, which rendered her foot twisted at an almost 180-degree angle, her toes nearly...

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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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May 15, 2017

Arcadia Signs Agreements with PAFA, Lansdale Catholic

From left to right: Clint Jukkala, dean of PAFA's School of Fine Arts, David Brigham, president and CEO of PAFA, Dr. John Hoffman, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, and Dr. Sandra Crenshaw, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. On May 2, Arcadia signed a Memorandum of...

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May 9, 2017

Philadelphia Mayor’s Office Honors Black Male Development Symposium Leaders

The Mayor’s Office of Philadelphia presented a citation to members of the Arcadia University community for their work over the past 10 years with the Black Male Development Symposium (BMDS). Dr. Doreen Loury , assistant professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice at Arcadia...

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April 21, 2017

Dr. Louis Friedler and Jan Tecklin Named Professors Emeriti

With more than 60 years combined teaching at Arcadia, Dr. Louis Friedler , program director of Actuarial Science and professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, and Jan Tecklin , professor of Physical Therapy, have each been named Professor Emeritus. Dr. Friedler Dr. Friedler joined Arcadia in...

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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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April 17, 2017

Drs. Safford ’16DPT, McClure, Shah Receive APTA Grant for Shoulder Research

Dr. Daniel Safford ’16DPT, MAT, CSCS , adjunct lab instructor, Dr. Philip McClure PT, PhD, FAPTA , professor and chair of Physical Therapy, and Dr. Kshamata Shah PT, PhD , assistant professor of Physical Therapy, received a $22,600 grant from the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy...

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April 5, 2017

Ahmadi ’17 and Long ’17 First Undergraduates at Arcadia to Receive Fulbright Awards, Will Teach English Overseas

Zahra Ahmadi and Clifford Long , members of the Arcadia University Class of 2017, are the first undergraduate students in Arcadia University history to earn a Fulbright U.S. Student Award from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Ahmadi and Long were...

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April 5, 2017

Art Gallery Receives Grant from Conservation Center for Arts and Historic Artifacts

After being accepted into the Conservation Center for Arts and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)’s 2016 Philadelphia Stewardship Program last spring , the Arcadia University Art Gallery has been awarded a $2,000 matching grant to improve the storage of the permanent art collection. This is the first time...

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March 29, 2017

During Week at Arcadia, Mumbai Students Learn Food Culture and Economy

Global Pathways Institute (GPI) students Pankti Antani and Shubhechha Dhar from Mumbai, India participated in a “reverse” Preview experience in Glenside from March 19 to 25. In a unique transcontinental course, both Glenside first-year students and Mumbai students participate in “Food Culture...

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March 24, 2017

Dr. Baker-Doyle Named Blankley Endowed Chair in Education

Dr. Kira J. Baker-Doyle , associate professor of Education and director of Master’s Degree and Certificate Programs, will enhance connected learning and teacher education as the University’s second Rosemary and Walter Blankley Endowed Chair in Education . Dr. Baker-Doyle was recognized at a...

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March 23, 2017

Arcadia Professors Collaborate on the Art and Science of Bones

By Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Tobias Landberg and Associate Professor of Art and Design Gregg Moore Gregg Moore , associate professor of Art and Design, and Dr. Tobias Landberg , assistant professor of Biology, were awarded a $10,000 Materials-Based Research Grant from the Center for Craft...

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March 17, 2017

Arcadia Hosts Conference to Address Opioid Epidemic

On Thursday, April 6, Arcadia University will host “Opioids in Your Backyard, Montgomery County: A Search for Solutions Symposium,” a one-day event to address the ever-present and growing problem of opioid abuse in the Philadelphia area. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Great Room...

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March 15, 2017

Scott ’17 Recognized in Independence Seaport Exhibition for Rowing Achievements

Rowing champion Maurice Scott ’17 , a Global Securities and Emergency Management major, will be featured in the “ Philadelphia Rowing: Breaking Barriers ” gallery at the Independence Seaport Museum from March 31 through Oct. 9. Showcasing rowers who broke barriers of class, gender, race, and...

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March 9, 2017

Dr. Bartoli Presents at National Conference as President of Counseling Council

Dr. Eleonora Bartoli , associate professor and director of the Counseling program, represented the Masters of Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) at this year’s American Association of State Counseling Boards (AASCB) conference. Dr. Bartoli, who became chair of MPCAC in July...

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March 7, 2017

Arcadia Alumni Offer Dental and Health Screenings in Guatemala

As part of a team of 10 medical professionals, Jami Smith ’13 , associate director of the Physician’s Assistant program; Shannon Diallo , assistant professor and academic coordinator of Medical Science; and Emilee Thomas ’13M, PA and Stephanie Joseph ’18M, PA provided dental care to more than 300...

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March 3, 2017

Valverde Joins Governor’s Roundtable to Discuss Senate Bill

On Feb. 23, Kathy Valverde , associate professor and director of Genetic Counseling, presented to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf at Swarthmore College about Pennsylvania Senate Bill 3 (SB3), which would limit the amount of time a woman has to terminate her pregnancy to 20 weeks, instead of at the...

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