Arcadia University News


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 8, 2018

Computer Science Students Present Language Learning App at Women in Computing Conference

Computer Science majors Maisa Hamdan ’18 and Margaret Blackmon ’18 presented “DeepLang: A Language Learning App Empowered by Deep Learning” alongside Dr. Yanxia Jia , associate professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, at the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Philadelphia Celebration...

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April 30, 2018

Students Present at National Association for Multicultural Education Conference

Secondary education majors Avigal Kaminsky ’18 , Carolann Ortiz ’18 , and Alexandra Rinaldi ’18 , along with Associate Professor of Education Dr. Jodi Bornstein , presented at the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education Conference at Drexel University on March...

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April 11, 2018

Arcadia Holds First Lavender Ceremony May 17

By Caitlin Joyce '20 Arcadia University will hold its first Lavender Ceremony, an event celebrating LGBTQIA+ and gender non-conforming students in the Class of 2018, on Thursday, May 17. Both undergraduate and graduate students are invited to be recognized. Participants will receive a lavender cord...

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March 29, 2018

Arcadia University Hosts SEPCHE Conference

Arcadia University hosted the annual Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE) 2018 Honors Conference for students from the eight participating colleges and universities on March 24. More than 160 students from the eight SEPCHE schools– Arcadia, Chestnut Hill and Rosemont...

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February 22, 2018

Segura ’18 Named a Fulbright Semi-Finalist for South African Research Project

Claudia Segura ’18 , a Political Science major, has been named a semifinalist for a research award from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Fulbright will make a final decision on her application between March...

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October 25, 2017

Theater Faculty, Alumni, Students Help Scare Visitors at Eastern State Penitentiary

Faculty, alumni, and students from the University Theater Arts Program are scaring visitors at Eastern State Penitentiary as members of the Terror Behind the Walls team. At Eastern State Penitentiary, which transforms into Terror Behind the Walls each night around Halloween, Theater Costume Shop...

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August 23, 2017

Bates ’18 Awarded National Scholarship for Student Teachers

In August, Early Elementary and Special Education student Olivia Bates ’18 was awarded the J. Jay Hostetler Scholarship for undergraduate student teachers from the international honor society Kappa Delta Pi. Bates was one of 38 students selected nationwide to receive the $500 scholarship. Founded...

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August 7, 2017

Damario ’18M Recognized for Cognitive Therapy Certification Score

Counseling student Marc Damario ’18M was lauded by the Community Behavioral Health of Philadelphia and the Beck Community Initiative on July 14 for earning this year’s highest score on the Cognitive Therapy Rating Scale (CTRS) in Philadelphia. He is the first Arcadia student in the program’s...

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June 5, 2017

Honors Students Volunteer Throughout 2016-17 Academic Year

Through a new Community Outreach Committee, Honors Program students volunteered with five regional organizations during the 2016-17 academic year. While in past years Honors students primarily fundraised for charities, the committee was designed to promote student engagement in service. Throughout...

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May 17, 2017

Students Chosen to Screen Original Short Films at Hiway Theater

Nearly a dozen Arcadia students were selected to showcase their short films at the Hiway Theater’s “Local Shorts” event on May 10. Allison Nye ’20 , Kristen Stedman ’19 , Giancarlo Kossi ’18 , Caylie Shinall ’19 , John Caruso ’17 , Deb Gilmore ’19 , Stephanie Castro Villegas ’17 , Alyssa Blackmon ’...

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May 2, 2017

Students Present Research at West Chester University Linguistics Conference

On April 22, Arcadia University linguistics minor students Ruby Zenteno ’17 , Jessica Weisenborn ’17 , and Abigail Makovsky ’18 presented their research at the West Chester University’s Undergraduate Linguistics Conference. Each student prepared a poster display of research conducted in Dr. Seibert...

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May 2, 2017

Computer Science Students Present at St. Joseph’s Research Symposium

On April 21, Computer Science students presented research on data mining and related topics at Saint Joseph's University’s Sigma Xi Research Symposium. Led by Dr. Kathy Macropol , assistant professor of Computer Science, 22 students presented the following posters: Christine Acurantes ’17 , Kin Lu...

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April 11, 2017

Modern Language Students Inducted into National Honor Societies

Arcadia University Modern Language and Cultures students recently were inducted into the French, Spanish, and Italian national honor societies for recognition of high academic achievement and advanced studies in the languages and cultures of French, Spanish, and Italian-speaking countries...

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April 7, 2017

Mathematics Students Present at Association Meeting

Arcadia University Mathematics students presented at the regional meeting of the Mathematical Association of America on April 1 at Kutztown University. Each of the eight students, including two from Jiangxi University in China, spoke about different studies that they conducted. The presentations...

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March 28, 2017

Creating the Department of Art and Design’s Visual Identity

By Jeanine Barnes ’18 I am a junior working towards my B.F.A. in Graphic Design and Minor in Arts Entrepreneurship and Curatorial Studies . As part of my work-study at Arcadia, I am currently a graphic designer for the Arcadia University Art Gallery. For my Minor in Arts Entrepreneurship...

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February 27, 2017

Three Students Accepted to Global Leadership Program

Michelle Mendia ’19 , Michele Freire ’18 , and Caitlyn Black ’18 have all been accepted into the Vira I. Heinz Program for Women in Global Leadership and awarded scholarships to participate in summer study abroad opportunities. Each of Arcadia’s recipients will spend a portion of their summer at an...

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February 21, 2017

Bierwisch Presents at National eSports Conference

Dom Bierwisch ’18 , a Chemistry major, was invited to speak at a music and gaming symposium after presenting his Honors project on the driving forces behind the growing industry of eSports at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education Honors Conference. eSports are digital...

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January 19, 2017

Arcadia Theater’s ‘Speech & Debate’ Reprised at National Festival; Wade and Deal ’17 Recognized for Excellence in Theater

On Jan. 6, Arcadia University Theater reprised its fall production of Speech & Debate at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Region II Festival (KCACTF). One of seven productions invited to perform at Montclair State University, Speech & Debate —by Tony Award-winning playwright...

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January 18, 2017

Adeniran ’18 and CSX Transportation Donate $3,000 to Media and Communication Department

Through a freelance position with CSX Transportation, Video Communication major Sarah Adeniran ’18 documented the beautification of Cook-Wissahickon Elementary School—and contributed $3,000 to Arcadia’s Media and Communication Department. After responding to the company’s call for videographers,...

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December 9, 2016

Arcadia Theater Takes “Speech & Debate” to National Festival

Arcadia University Theater’s fall production of “Speech & Debate” has been invited to participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Region II Festival on Jan. 6 at Montclair University. Written by Tony Award winning playwright Stephen Karam, “Speech & Debate” begins when...

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