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June 2, 2021

Honors Course Sends Art Supplies to Ghana

Adjunct Professor of Education Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96MEd met Nanna Kittoe Manful and was introduced to her organization, Obaatan , during a service trip to Ghana 10 years ago for her photography service project, Color of Poverty . That relationship has evolved—so much so that when the fall...

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March 22, 2021

Arcadia Opens Student-Run Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic

Arcadia University’s Department of Physical Therapy opened its student-run pro bono clinic on March 18 to provide no-cost physical therapy to underinsured or uninsured community members. First- and second-year students in Arcadia’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program will develop...

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January 28, 2021

Arcadia Awarded HealthSpark Grant for Graduate Civic Scholars Program

The HealthSpark Foundation has awarded Arcadia University a grant to develop a Graduate Civic Scholars Program to help expand the undergraduate program that launched last summer for students who are interested and passionate about driving social change. The $26,000 grant will be used to help...

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January 22, 2021

Arcadia Receives $1 Million Grant for Campus Renovations from PA Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program

Arcadia University is proud to announce that it has received a $1 million grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) for construction, renovation, and other related costs for a multi-purpose center. The RACP is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and...

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January 14, 2021

MLK Day Events Celebrate Legacy of Service

The Arcadia University community is celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with events hosted and collaborated by departments across campus. The following is a schedule of events in celebration of the Jan. 18 MLK Day holiday and Day of Service that run through the beginning of...

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November 11, 2020

Scott-Wheeler ’24 Advocates from a Social Distance

“I went to a predominantly white school from kindergarten to eighth grade,” said Sociology major Sanaa Scott-Wheeler ’24 . “I’ve basically been experiencing racial inequality my entire life. I had to go through that switch from being at home and being black and then going to school and being black...

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October 29, 2020

Make a Plan and Vote, Nov. 3

Election Day is right around the corner. Below, Arcadia Votes leaders have answered the three big questions coming in via their Q&A sessions on the ArcadiaSocialImpact Instagram account. Q: I heard in some states, like Pennsylvania and North Carolina, they’re accepting mail-in ballots received...

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October 14, 2020

Arcadia Votes Awarded Grants to Encourage Voter Turnout

By Nikolai Kachuyevski '21 Arcadia Votes, which aims to increase the University community’s voter registration and participation, has received two grants to support a final push before Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3. The grants, totaling $2,000 from the Students Learn Students Vote Fall...

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September 30, 2020

Arcadia Community Reflects on Legacy of Justice Ginsburg

“[Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg] was one of the best advocates of all time,” said Dr. Alison LaLond Wyant , director of the Office of Social Impact and Innovation (SI 2 ) and director of Arcadia’s Civic Scholars program. “I think her legacy will be her ability to connect liberty and equality as...

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September 22, 2020

Arcadia Votes Encourages Voting on National Voter Registration Day

Arcadia Votes, driven by the Office of Social Impact and Innovation (SI2), in partnership with Historical and Political Studies Department, Arcadia Athletics, Student Government Organization, Engagement and New Student Programs, and Civic Engagement Society, is celebrating National Voter...

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August 18, 2020

SI2 Reflects on 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote

After decades of fighting for women’s suffrage, the 19th Amendment was ratified on Aug. 18, 1920, granting women the right to vote. A committee of social justice-minded citizens, which included Helen Keller and Jane Addams, founded the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to protect freedom of...

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June 19, 2020

Innovate to Thrive Challenge Selects Four Ideas from Community Submissions

Four ideas were selected as finalists to move to the next stage of the Innovate to Thrive Challenge, which will include different steps for each of the ideas. Congratulations to Helene Klein , assistant dean for Honors and Accelerated Programs, who submitted two finalist ideas; Jan Finn , associate...

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May 6, 2020

Arcadia Collaborates with Senator Haywood for Online Social Change Course

Arcadia University and Pennsylvania State Senator Art Haywood are offering a free, self-guided learning opportunity for area high school students interested in social change. Dr. Alison LaLond Wyant , director of the Office of Social Impact and Innovation, and Senator Haywood are co-instructing...

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April 1, 2020

Arcadia Community Members Get Counted At Home

“Each of us can mitigate the virus’s threat to the 2020 Census and the 2020 elections by participating from home,” said Arcadia’s Director of the Office of Social Impact & Innovation (SI 2 ) Dr. Alison LaLond Wyant , who is leading the new “Arcadia Votes” civic engagement initiative. Amidst far...

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November 25, 2019

Career Education and SI2 Host Social Impact Careers Lunch

The offices of Career Education and Social Impact & Innovation (SI 2 ) joined together to offer their first Social Impact Careers Lunch on Nov. 8, which was attended by 40 students from several different majors. Students were presented with opportunities to consider how their personal values...

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October 28, 2019

Arcadia Hosts First Social Impact Careers Lunch 'N' Learn

The offices of Career Education (OCE) and Social Impact and Innovation (SI²) are teaming up to host Arcadia’s first Social Impact Careers Lunch 'N' Learn to encourage students to align their values with their careers. The event’s guest speaker, Julien Franklin—a philanthropic development consultant...

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October 16, 2019

At Common Read Event, David Hogg Urges Civic Engagement, Activism

At this year’s Common Read on Oct. 14, 19-year-old David Hogg, March for Our Lives co-founder, gun control advocate, and survivor of last year’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., urged students to be civically engaged this election season and vote for...

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October 10, 2019

SI² Encourages Students to Have Voices Heard This Election Season

Arcadia students can register to vote on campus throughout the year. The Office of Social Impact and Innovation (SI 2 ) is providing supportive services in Blankley Hall to help community members through the process of registering to vote with or without a party affiliation. SI 2 hosted Jihad...

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