Arcadia University News


January 25, 2021

Welcome to the Spring Semester

Dear Arcadia Students, Welcome to the spring 2021 semester! As our partial re-opening progresses, we are excited to have many of you back on campus. For those who are continuing to engage remotely, we remain committed to providing the best possible experience. For all of you, please know how much...

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January 8, 2021

Arcadia’s Pandemic Response

Arcadia University took a values-based, community-focused, strategic approach in responding to the disruptions that have been brought by COVID-19 since early 2020. Each initiative enacted and measure taken placed students and those most vulnerable in our community at the center, with...

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December 22, 2020

Harris ’20 Coordinates COVID Contact Tracing with PA App

In 2014, A-Mac Harris ’20MPH saw how an epidemic can devastate an area when his home country of Liberia had an outbreak of Ebola. The loss of his close friend during this time inspired his interest in Public Health, which brought Harris to Arcadia University in 2018. Harris, who earned his Master...

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December 22, 2020

Health Services Brings Student COVID Testing to Campus

As the phased reopening of Arcadia’s campus continues into the spring semester, Student Health Services (SHS) is ready to provide the required COVID-19 testing for students approved to reside on campus or visit as a commuter. Through weekly surveillance testing, SHS hopes to limit the transmission...

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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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December 10, 2020

Netflix, Disney, Tik Tok—Arcadia Builds Community Around Common Interests

How do you stay engaged outside of the classroom in a virtual setting? In an attempt to answer this question, Engagement and New Student Programs launched the UKnighted Communities of Interest (UCI) in October. The 21 UCIs are designed to connect students to each other through common interests...

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December 9, 2020

Inside-Out Program Explores Criminal and Social Justice Through Art

While the Inside-Out Prison Exchange program looked a little different this semester than it has in the 17-year history at Arcadia, students remained engaged in challenging discussions about the criminal justice system and its impact on society. For the first time, the Inside-Out program was taught...

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October 19, 2020

Graphic Design Students Get Real World Experience with Ambler Theater

Going to the movies might be a little different these days, but Arcadia’s senior graphic design students are collaborating with the Ambler Theater to ensure the show goes on. Courtney Skolka '21 , Madison Cline '21 , Christopher Reistle '21 , Mya Brown '21 , and Davida (Vi) Derry '21 ,...

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October 14, 2020

Manzella Adapts Printmaking Class for Virtual Learning

What do you get when you combine an etching needle, a plexiglass plate, ink, a shopping cart wheel, and paper towels? An intaglio press—just one of the three portable presses that Adjunct Professor of Visual and Fine Arts Jennifer Manzella built and mailed to students in her Advanced Printmaking...

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October 9, 2020

Hickey ’22 Learning Online, Abroad

Psychology major Kimberly Hickey ’22 was determined to study abroad this year, even if she would still be learning virtually. On Aug. 31, she realized the first step of her goal when she flew to Stirling, Scotland, to study abroad through the University of Stirling. “I figured why stay at home and...

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October 6, 2020

Community Service Doesn’t Stop in Pandemic for Paskell ’81, ’96MEd

How do you serve the community with art when a pandemic forces learning and activities online? Adjunct Professor of Education Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96MEd spent the summer pulling on her global connections to answer this question. Previously, students in Paskell’s “Artist in the Community...

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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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September 3, 2020

Alumna Publishes Memoir on Resilience During COVID

By Caitlin Joyce '20 Alumna and 40 Under 40 recipient Keisha M. Robinson ’18MEd will publish, "I Barely Survived My Summer in Quarantine: A Memoir," on Sept. 4, which focuses on how she found resilience while quarantining during COVID. Robinson discusses the impact the pandemic had on her life,...

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August 11, 2020

Art and Design Holds #ArcadiaCreates Social Media Campaign

By Caitlin Joyce '20 Throughout June and July, the Department of Art and Design held the #ArcadiaCreates campaign on Instagram, a series of art prompts posted over the course of five weeks. Ideas for the weekly prompts were created in collaboration with Carole Loeffler , associate professor and...

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August 10, 2020

Important Presidential Message August 10, 2020

Dear Students and Families, Thank you to those who were able to participate in our webinar on Aug. 6. It is clear that college and university students and their families across the country and abroad are seeking lower tuition from their respective schools, expressing concern that the pandemic’s...

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August 5, 2020

Eccleston ’20M Interns with Chester County COVID Testing Sites

Arcadia University Public Health major Allie Eccleston ’20M is ensuring COVID-19 tests are handled with the utmost care at testing sites with the Chester County Health Department. Since May, Eccleston has been working at mobile testing sites across the county for her final program internship. She...

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July 26, 2020

July 24, Important Update and Housing Form Needed by Wednesday, July 29th

Dear Arcadia Students, I hope that this email finds you safe and well! The Arcadia University Community has been hard at work preparing for an All-Modes Ready Approach to the semester. We continue to monitor the latest data, information, and recommendations regarding the prevention and management...

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July 26, 2020

July 24, All-Modes/Fall Semester Academic Update

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff, Our planning and preparation for the fall semester remain in high gear. We are committed to our All-Modes Ready approach for instruction, and Arcadia faculty are developing innovative approaches for their All-Modes Ready courses in scores of workshops, training...

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July 24, 2020

Middle Atlantic Conference Suspends NCAA Competition for Fall 2020

After careful consideration of internal and external circumstances and with the health and well-being of each campus and community in mind, the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Presidents made the difficult decision on July 24 to suspend all intercollegiate athletics competition through the fall...

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July 23, 2020

Physical Therapy Returns to Campus Using All-Modes Ready Approach

On Monday, July 13, students in the Physical Therapy program returned to the classroom for the first time since March. However, the classroom experience was much different from prior to COVID-19. While 60 students were participating in the lessons that ran Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, they were all...

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July 15, 2020

Razler ’00 Photographs Glenside Locals for the #FrontPorchProject

Riding through Glenside on her bicycle, photographer Melissa Razler ’00 has captured scenes of local families as a part of the #FrontPorchProject, a viral hashtag that features family photos taken during the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of the project is to connect neighbors who have been...

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