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April 2, 2021

Sleigh ’21 Creates, Donates Masks to Carole’s Place

By Katherine Haines '21 When History major Violet Sleigh ’21 visited Carol’s Place, a shelter for women and children who are victims of abuse in Norristown, in fall 2019 as part of the Artist in the Community course, she wanted a way to stay involved and help others. With the start of the pandemic...

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March 31, 2021

Undergraduate Grading Policy for Spring 2021 Semester

In response to the ongoing challenges students are experiencing related to COVID-19 and the recent network outages, Arcadia University is once again adopting an expanded pass/fail grading option for undergraduate students for the spring 2021 semester – one that is similar but not identical to what...

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March 8, 2021

Arcadia University Announces Reduced Tuition for Summer 2021 Programs

To help address challenges students and families may be facing due to COVID and other disruptions, Arcadia University is offering a reduced rate of tuition for its 2021 Summer Session programs. Arcadia's undergraduate summer 2021 tuition rate of $600 per credit hour is a reduction of nearly 20...

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February 19, 2021

Writing Center Provides Support to Students During the Pandemic Through Online Consulting

By Rikki Rosenthal '21 The Arcadia University Writing Center has expanded its outreach and engagement throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and adjusted their pedagogical approaches to consultations by providing synchronous consultations through Zoom as well as asynchronous consultations, where students...

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February 16, 2021

McCreery ’20 Monitors COVID Patients in One-of-a-Kind Virtual Response Center

As hospitals continue to combat COVID-19, Political Science graduate Steven McCreery ’20 has taken on a unique role as a virtual monitoring tech for St. Luke's University Health Network in their virtual response center in Allentown, Pa. With the center’s opening on Dec. 19, McCreery is among the...

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February 11, 2021

Otieno Examines Health Disparities and Human Rights

This semester, Alex Otieno , assistant professor of Sociology, is continuing his long standing concerns around recognizing and promoting the role of culture and institutions in facilitating and, sometimes, resisting social transformation. He is using his courses and role as co-facilitator for the...

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January 29, 2021

Arcadia Welcomes Students Back to Campus

Arcadia’s campus, quiet for the past 10 months, again was alive with the sounds and sights of students as 355 approved residential students moved into Oak Summit and residence halls—many at single bedroom occupancy—throughout the week of Jan. 17. In addition to those living on campus, an additional...

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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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