Arcadia University News


March 12, 2019

A Fearless Visionary

Tink - tink - tink - thud . “Did you hear that?” asks Kathy Titus Faul ’68 , tracing her palm along a curve in the alabaster. The change in pitch, barely audible to an untrained ear, warned Faul that she’d struck a vein in the rock. “That’s how I know to work softer. The stone speaks to you; it...

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March 12, 2019

Historic $8.6 Million Gift From A Visionary

In 1980, Dr. Ellington Beavers ’93H was about to turn 65, an age when many enter into or contemplate retirement. The company for which he had worked for 40 years, Rohm and Haas, had a policy of compulsory retirement for chemists employed as long as Dr. Beavers was. But he was by no means ready to...

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February 21, 2019

Dr. Bhukhanwala Launches Arcadia's Online Early Childhood Education Program Pathway with William Penn Foundation Grant

The role of early childhood education professionals is changing, and Dr. Foram Bhukhanwala , associate professor of Education and director of early childhood/elementary education programs, is putting Arcadia on the forefront of providing undergraduate degrees for these incumbent professionals who...

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February 19, 2019

Dr. Shandell’s New Book Focuses on African American Theater in the 1940s and 50s

Dr. Jonathan Shandell , associate professor of Visual and Performing Arts, discussed themes and the artist’s struggle during a reading and signing of his recent book, The American Negro Theatre and the Long Civil Rights Era , on Feb. 13. The American Negro Theatre, a theater in Harlem during the...

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February 19, 2019

Students Bring Curriculum Lab into 21st Century Education Space

At the back of Landman Library’s first floor, in a room with windows covered in multicolored writing, lies an Arcadia “best-kept secret”— the Curriculum Lab, a space providing Education students with teaching resources. Students in the Education 411 class, “Designing Learning Environments,”...

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February 4, 2019

Stay Fit Program Supported by Parkinson Council

Dr. Janet Readinger ’07DPT , assistant professor of Physical Therapy and associate director of Clinical Education, received a $17,000 grant from the Parkinson Council to support the Dan Aaron Stay Fit Exercise program, designed to help community members with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s...

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February 4, 2019

IPCR Alumnus Appointed As Director General of the Sierra Leone Content Agency

Fodeba Daboh ’11M , International Peace and Conflict Resolution alumnus and adjunct professor of Historical and Political Studies, was recently appointed as Director General of the Sierra Leone Local Content Agency by His Excellency the President, Rtd Brig. Dr. Julius Maada Bio. The Sierra Leone...

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January 31, 2019

Black Box Theater Receives Grant

The Arcadia Foundation awarded a $91,000 grant to the University for the renovation of the Black Box Theater in support of Arcadia’s growing Theater Arts program. The grant will transform this performance space, dedicated by the Class of 1968 in celebration of its 45-year reunion, for emerging...

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January 30, 2019

Arcadia Nets More Than $1 Million in Grants

During the 2018-19 academic year, faculty and staff earned grants for sexual violence resources, STEM training, network improvements, and scholarly research. The funding will enhance campus life, academic offerings, and research opportunities for the Arcadia community. DOJ grant supports sexual...

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January 2, 2019

President Nair Tours U.K. Centers

In December, President Ajay Nair met with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) participants at Arcadia’s Centers in London and Edinburgh. Accompanied by The College of Global Studies’ Vice President and Executive Director Lorna Stern and Chief Operating...

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December 29, 2018

Arcadia in Cape Town

The College of Global Studies (TCGS) launched Arcadia in Cape Town, a program designed to help students merge their academic interests with community development initiatives in South Africa. Though South Africa has been one of Arcadia’s study abroad destinations since 2008, TCGS’ partnership with...

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December 11, 2018

Arcadia University to Transfer Sponsorship of Genetic Counseling program to University of Pennsylvania

Arcadia University and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania announce that, beginning in fall 2019, Arcadia University will transfer sponsorship, accreditation, curriculum, and faculty of its Master of Science in Genetic Counseling program to Penn. Established in 1995,...

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November 28, 2018

Empty Bowl Celebrates 25th Year of Fighting Hunger and Homelessness

Over 1,000 colorful bowls of all shapes and sizes filled the Dining Room of Grey Towers Castle on Nov. 12 during the 25th annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner, hosted by Arcadia University’s Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC). In 25 years, CCEC has raised approximately $155,000 to benefit...

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November 20, 2018

Arcadia Ranked Fourth Among Illustration Programs in Pennsylvania

Arcadia’s Illustration program was ranked fourth among Pennsylvania schools in Animation Career Review’s “2019 Illustration School Rankings.” Ranked 36th nationally, Arcadia landed in the top 25th percentile. The rankings were based on academic reputation, admission selectivity, depth of...

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November 9, 2018

Mr. Beaver Turns the Big Four-Oh 

This year marked the 40th anniversary of the Mr. Beaver Beauty Pageant, a Miss America-style production launched during an era of Beaver College characterized by idiosyncratic festivities and “inside joke” events. One of Arcadia’s longest standing traditions, Mr. Beaver has attracted Britney Spears...

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November 8, 2018

Drs. Crivelli-Kovach, Wertime Named Professors Emeriti

In recognition of their distinguished teaching, research, and leadership, Dr. Andrea Crivelli-Kovach , professor and director of Graduate Programs in the Department of Public Health, has been named Professor Emerita, and Dr. Richard Wertime , professor of English, has been named Professor Emeritus...

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November 6, 2018

Brown Raises Funds for Kidney Disease Services and Research

By Lana Valente '19 When Arcadia University Adjunct Professor of English Clare Brown ’s daughter, Meara, was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease at six months old, she decided that ignorance wasn’t an option for her family. Meara has a horseshoe kidney, where the two kidneys are fused together,...

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November 6, 2018

BAAAU Achieve Preview Scholarship Goal, Launch #20for2020

In just three months, the Black Alumni Association of Arcadia University (BAAAU) has exceeded its goal for its first annual Preview scholarship . Preview , a two-credit course and weeklong international experience for first-year and transfer students, can be an exciting global opportunity. However...

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November 4, 2018

London Center Hosts First Symposium

Arcadia’s London Center hosted its first symposium, “Marx & the City”—an examination of philosopher Karl Marx’s life, work, and influence on London as a revolutionary exile—on Nov. 2, the 200th anniversary of Marx’s birth. The event featured 16 international panelists, who were encouraged to...

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October 24, 2018

Yaeger ’07 Helps Walker ’19 Find Her Way

By Caitlin Joyce '20 Looking to get ahead in her career, business major Maya Walker ’19 turned to the Alumni Career Mentor program for guidance. Through the program she met Candace Yaeger ’07 , who has since put her on a path to success. The Office of Career Education, in partnership with Alumni...

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October 18, 2018

Community UKNIGHTs 4 Arcadia During Inauguration Week

For four days during Inauguration Week, Arcadians around the world “UKNIGHTED” on campus and online for the fourth annual UKNIGHT 4 Arcadia campaign. Helping to surpass the goal of 1,022 donors, a record-setting 1,042 Arcadia alumni, students, faculty, staff, Trustees, parents, family members,...

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