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March 29, 2021

Sokolow ’21: A Degree 31 Years in the Making

By Katherine Haines '21 This spring, Marlene Sokolow ’21 will be among the hundreds of students earning degrees at Arcadia University’s Commencement in May. One difference is that Sokolow, who will receive a Bachelor of Arts in English, began her journey in 1990, at age 43, at Beaver College. “I...

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March 23, 2021

Womxn Rising Creates Inclusive Space at Arcadia

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 The Arcadia University student organization Womxn Rising is fighting for social justice on campus and beyond. Previously, Womxn Rising existed as Arcadia's For The Women, but as club membership deteriorated, President Jenna Pagel '21 decided it was time to rebrand. "I...

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March 18, 2021

Cristofori ’21M, MPH Aspires to Make Health Care More Accessible

By Katherine Haines '21 Dual Master’s of Public Health and Medical Science Alex Cristofori ’21M, MPH has used his last year of graduate school to understand the current social unrest and global health crisis, and to reevaluate his own accountability as both an ally and a future medicine provider. “...

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March 10, 2021

Gallagher ’21 Finishes Degree 19 Years In The Making

By Katherine Haines '21 Education Studies major Susan Gallagher ’21 returned to Arcadia University this past fall to finish her degree that she started in 2004. After earning her associate’s degree in Elementary Education from the Community College of Philadelphia in 2003, Gallagher taught...

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March 4, 2021

Moore ’21 Embraces Mental Health As Caregiver

English major Tiara Moore ’21 has never known a “typical” college experience. While she works at the Writing Center, is a peer mentor for the Gateway to Success Program, and was a member of the indoor Track & Field team before COVID-19, Moore is also a caregiver for her mother who suffered a...

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February 23, 2021

Stephens ’21 Gains Medical Experience During COVID-19 as EMT

Psychology major and pre-Physician Assistant (PA) student Kylie Stephens ’21 wanted a more hands-on internship working with patients as opposed to what she calls a “look but can’t touch” experience. With hopes of joining the medical field as a Physician Assistant after graduate school, she wanted...

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February 17, 2021

Reistle ’21 Builds Design Portfolio Through Competitions

Chris Reistle ’21 , Studio Art major with a concentration in Graphic Design and a minor in Marketing, always finds ways to fit his love of art into music and sports. Since the pandemic, his opportunities to combine those passions with professional experience took off through competitions...

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February 11, 2021

Cruz-Pineda ’21 Finds Identity Through Study Abroad and Service

By Katherine Haines '21 Emily Cruz-Pineda ’21 started her college journey at Arcadia as undecided on her major. Coming from a family of educators, she decided on Education with a minor in Spanish, although she knew being in front of a classroom wasn’t something she wanted in a career. With the help...

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February 3, 2021

Fiss ’21 Helps Children Through Crises

By Katherine Haines '21 Psychology major and Sociology minor Zac Fiss ’21 has always been passionate about working with people. He first wanted to pursue pediatrics, but decided the medical field wasn’t for him. He’s shifted into a similar yet different path through his part-time job and internship...

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January 27, 2021

Brown ’21 Uses Design Skills to Help Small Businesses, Nonprofits

Mya Brown ’21 had dreamed of being a surgeon to help those suffering from Hydrocephalus, which is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the cavities of the brain. However, after her first year at Arcadia University, she found her passion for art and will graduate this May with a...

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December 17, 2020

Knights for Nutrition Food Pantry Continues to Support Students

By Nikolai Kachuyevski ’21 Even as most of the Arcadia community went home in March, the Knights for Nutrition Food Pantry , an initiative that started in 2018, stayed open for a small cohort of students and community members in the surrounding area who depend on the pantry for food. This continued...

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November 17, 2020

Topa '21 Reflects on London Internship Experience

By Katherine Haines '21 International Business and Cultures major RaeAnn Topa ’21 said that one of the best reasons to do an internship while abroad is the connections to the people and city, which helped her feel less like a tourist when she studied in London during the fall 2019. Topa interned...

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November 16, 2020

International Student Advisory Board Serves as Bridge for International Students

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 For International Education Week, Arcadia spoke with members of the International Students Advisory Board, which serves to provide additional resources to international students at Arcadia. Led by Actuarial Science student Hao “Marco” Huang ’22 (hhuang@arcadia.edu),...

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October 22, 2020

Psychology Students Take Second Place in Social Engineering Competition

By Nikolai Kachuyevski '21 Arcadia Psychology students Jill Brennan ’22 , Michael McCoy ’22 , Jassika Riad ’22 , and Najae Jaylen Owens-Boone ’21 took home silver in a social engineering competition hosted by Temple University, held virtually from Oct. 2 to 5. “There were only six teams that were...

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October 21, 2020

Students Help Restore Wetlands in Cheltenham

Katherine Haines ’21 , Nikolai Kachuyevski ’21 , and Hannah McGinnis ’21 volunteered with Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) to help restore the creekbank at Cheltenham Township’s Charles D. Conklin Jr. Pool and Recreation Area on Oct. 3. TTF is restoring the creekbank—which flows...

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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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January 23, 2019

Park ’21 Featured in Couer d’Alene Press for Internship Fighting Poverty

Rachel Park ’21 was featured in her hometown paper, the Couer d’ Alene Press in Idaho, in a Jan. 18 article for her internship fighting global poverty with The Borgen Project, a nonprofit dedicated to ending world hunger. At her internship, Park uses her knowledge of international studies to...

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March 9, 2018

Hundreds of Arcadia Students Depart for Preview March 9

On Friday, March 9, nearly 350 first-year and transfer students, along with 30 faculty and staff members, left campus to embark on Arcadia University’s 25th annual Preview, a two-credit course and weeklong international experience. Over the March 9 to 16 spring break, students studied in Greece,...

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September 6, 2017

FYSAE Students Leave for Semester in London or Stirling

On Sept. 2, 29 students departed for the First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE), where they will spend their first semester at Arcadia in London and Stirling. This semester, 17 students will learn in London, while 12 will study in Stirling, Scotland. Students in the 2021 FYSAE class included...

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August 29, 2017

New Students Make a Difference at Day of Service

On Aug. 28, over 450 Arcadia first-year and transfer students volunteered at 25 local and regional organizations throughout Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Bucks counties for the University’s 26th annual Day of Service. This year, students sorted baby clothing at The Baby Bureau, cleaned and prepared...

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August 24, 2017

First-Year and Transfer Students Volunteer at Area Organizations for Day of Service

On Monday, Aug. 28, Arcadia first-year and transfer students will help local and regional organizations throughout Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Bucks counties during the 26th annual Day of Service. A staple of Fall Orientation, Day of Service introduces hundreds of new students to Glenside and the...

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