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September 28, 2020

Graduates, Families Return to Campus for Joyous Drive Thru Celebration

Rain, wind, and a pandemic couldn’t stop members of the Class of 2020 and their families returning to campus for the University’s first-ever drive thru celebration on Sept. 26 and 27. In groups of 40 or fewer, nearly 200 graduates from the Class of 2020 and their families paraded...

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August 20, 2020

Husik ’20MEd Launches Holistic Education Podcast

“The education system is not going to change unless teachers start doing things within their own classrooms,” said Samantha Husik ’20MEd , discussing her plans to implement a holistic education style in her classroom. Husik, an English teacher at Abington Senior High School, began exploring the...

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May 28, 2020

Good Things Come in Threes: Knab Triplets Graduate from Arcadia

Triplets Ed , Kate , and Tori Knab did not plan to attend Arcadia together; on May 15, the three graduated from their "home away from home." Looking back, the trio feels that enrolling at Arcadia together helped with the transition of entering college life, as well to expand their social circles by...

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May 27, 2020

Arcadia Celebrates 2020 Grad-AWAY-tion

The Arcadia community gathered on the ‘virtual’ Green to recognize the Class of 2020 to acknowledge each member and confer degrees in a grad-AWAY-tion celebration on Friday, May 15. On the Arcadia 2020 Commencement website , graduates and their friends and family could hear from Provost...

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May 21, 2020

Bonacci '20 Reimagines the Art of Theater During Social Quarantine

By Caitlin Joyce '20 While theater productions around the country have halted due to the COVID-19 outbreak, B.F.A. in Drawing and Painting graduate Laura Bonacci ’20 has kept the spirit of performance going through live sketches, illustrations, and motion graphics to capture the essence of dance...

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May 6, 2020

Specht ’20 Awarded 2020 Fulbright for Brazil

COVID-19 isn’t stopping International Studies and Spanish double major Heidi Specht ’20 from fulfilling her goal of working in Brazil after graduation. In April, Specht was announced as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) recipient with the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. In January 2021, Specht...

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April 29, 2020

#ArcadiaStrong: Virtual Capstone Edition

We asked our social media followers to sum up their senior thesis in one sentence: 1. "I'm writing about how genetic tests (like 23andMe) affect identity." - Kiara Jacoby '20 2. "I looked at the Public Sphere and WikiLeaks, the Pentagon Papers, and Edward Snowden." - Mary Pat Murray '20 3. "A...

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February 5, 2020

Mitchell ’20 Dreams of Life on Stage to Assist Community

Justin Mitchell ’20 Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts Justin Mitchell ’20 came to Arcadia as a Business Administration major. On his first day of classes, he changed his major to Theater Arts. A shy student at Central High School, Mitchell had dreamed of getting on stage. However, when...

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January 20, 2020

Arcadia Celebrates DPT Class of 2020

After years of rigorous academic work, the 254 members of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2020 received their diplomas and were hooded at the DPT Commencement ceremony on Jan. 19. The DPT Class of 2020 is represented with members from the Philippines, France, and Egypt, and domestically...

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November 14, 2019

McManus ’20M Receives National Genetic Grant for Thesis on Cystic Fibrosis

Morgan McManus ’20M received a grant from the Cystic Fibrosis Special Interest Group of the National Society of Genetic Counselors to help fund her thesis, “Pregnancy, Genetic Counseling, and Cystic Fibrosis: Exploring the experiences and discussions between females with cystic fibrosis and their...

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June 13, 2019

Sansevere ’20 Earns Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

Psychology major Kayla Sansevere ’20 is the first Arcadia University student to be named a Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation scholarship recipient. This prestigious award is given to less than 10 percent of applicants each year, who are sophomore and junior students...

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May 2, 2019

Students Present at Research Symposium

Arcadia students presented research on a variety of topics at the 30th annual Saint Joseph’s University Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium on April 5. The symposium is open to both undergraduate and graduate students engaged in mathematics, computer science, engineering, and natural or social...

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February 21, 2019

Arcadia Student Receives Honorable Mention for Dell Magazines Award

Arcadia’s Emmalee Gagnon ’20 received honorable mention from Dell Magazines for her short story submission, “Say Her Name.” Before submitting her short story to the Dell Award, Gagnon worked on “Say Her Name” for over a year between workshop classes and peer reviews. “Say Her Name” taps into the...

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January 31, 2019

Engineering Students Earn Scholarship for Washington University Winter Program

Arcadia University Mathematics and Pre-Engineering students Talha Zaid Kiani ’20 and Muhammad Moiz Saeed ’20 traveled to Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. during winter break to explore university options for the 3+2 program. Each received a new departmental scholarship to fund the experience...

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March 29, 2018

CEAO Brightens Community Rooms at Blossom Philadelphia

The University’s Creative Expression Art Outreach (CEAO) board put their artistic skills to work by painting Blossom Philadelphia’s community rooms on March 24. Board members Elizabeth Thornton ’20 , Casey Donavan ’20 , Nisha Prajapati ’20 , and Alyson Nagel ’20 worked eight hours painting the...

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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 10, 2017

First-Year Seminar Students Showcase Crime-Solving Skills at Science Fest

Arcadia University students in the First-Year Seminar course “Science, Sleuthing, and Sherlock” showcased their crime-solving skills at the 2017 Philadelphia Science Festival. During the Science in the National Park session on April 27, students demonstrated how to use forensic ecology to analyze...

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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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March 9, 2017

First-Year and Transfer Students Prepare for Preview

Nearly 400 first-year and transfer students are preparing to embark on Arcadia University’s 24th annual Preview , a two-credit course and weeklong international experience that provides participants with a taste of study abroad. This year, 385 students and 35 faculty and staff will spend spring...

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February 27, 2017

Peace Corps Panel Shares Experience Serving Abroad

By Jess Derr '20 On Feb. 15, five former Peace Corps volunteers visited Arcadia to share with students their experiences serving abroad and answer questions from students interesting in participating with the Corps. Panelists included Angela Ayukachale, who served in Cameroon from 1995 to 1997; Lew...

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December 8, 2016

First-Year Students Explore ‘Selfie’-Portraiture as Fine Art in the Digital Age

Can selfies show artistic expression? The “Fine Art in the Digital Age” exhibition in the Judith Taylor Gallery (Landman Library) explores this question through student-produced “self-portraitures” that combine classic self-portraits with modern selfies. Running through Dec. 14, the exhibition is...

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