Arcadia University News

June 30, 2020

New Gateway Student Scholars Receive Special Deliveries

New student scholars in the Gateway to Success program were surprised with a special delivery from the Gateway Leadership Team so they could start their online summer programming in style. Dr. Angela McNeil , director of Act 101/Gateway to Success, Cristina Cintron-Marsh , assistant director of...

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June 4, 2020

CCEC Works With County Agencies to Distribute Food

Arcadia’s Community and Civic Engagement Center is coordinating with the Montco Anti Hunger Network and Montgomery County Department of Emergency Management to host a six-week “contact-free” food distribution program throughout the county. On Thursday, May 28, approximately 1,000 vehicles accessed...

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June 2, 2020

Dycus ’16M, MPH Investigates Coronavirus Cases in Bucks County

By Caitlin Joyce '20 “We get reports of different diseases which are of interest around the world, and this was flagged as something interesting going on in China in January,” said Drew Dycus ’16M, MPH , recalling how the Bucks County Department of Health became attuned to the beginnings of the...

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May 7, 2020

#ArcadiaStrong: Faculty and Staff Standouts During COVID-19

We asked our social media followers to share outstanding faculty and staff experiences they've had in the wake of COVID-19. " Jodi Bornstein has built a community for ED110 that has been super supportive." " Kathy Trainor has been very supportive and accommodating!" " Dr. Trainor and the...

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May 5, 2020

Planning for the Fall

Dear Colleagues, I hope that you are approaching the end of the spring semester with a sense of accomplishment and relief. The way you’ve worked together to complete the semester and meet the needs of our students has been inspiring to witness. Thank you for all of your energy and effort. I want to...


April 29, 2020

#ArcadiaStrong: Virtual Capstone Edition

We asked our social media followers to sum up their senior thesis in one sentence: 1. "I'm writing about how genetic tests (like 23andMe) affect identity." - Kiara Jacoby '20 2. "I looked at the Public Sphere and WikiLeaks, the Pentagon Papers, and Edward Snowden." - Mary Pat Murray '20 3. "A...

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April 28, 2020

Arcadia Community Members Create Masks for Those in Need

Members of the Arcadia community continue to step up in the fight against COVID-19. With Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and masks as some of the biggest needs, Arcadia students, faculty, staff, and alumni have pulled out their sewing machines and needles to make over 1,000 masks. After the...

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April 23, 2020

#ArcadiaStrong: 20 Self-Care To-Dos

Our social media followers shared their favorite self-care practices, creating a "to-do" list for Arcadia community members: Use face masks. Run (inside or outside). Meditate. Listen to music. Give yourself time to relax, even if it's just time on TikTok. Play Animal Crossing. Watch Little...


April 22, 2020

Artist in the Community Course Gets Creative with Online Learning

How do you make an artistic connection at the community and global levels when coronavirus forces the need for social distancing and stay-at-home orders? This is the question pondered by Linda Ruth Paskell , adjunct professor of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies, when the University transitioned...

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April 22, 2020

Henning Provides Wellness, Mental Health Services for Arcadia Community

Final Exam Week is a stressful time for students. It happens each spring and fall when students pour everything they have learned during the semester into measurable assessments. With the pressure to turn in their best academic performance, students often feel anxiety, stress, and worry...

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April 17, 2020

Countering Racism and Xenophobia

Dear Arcadia Community, We all have been asked to take extraordinary measures in the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic. While it is heartening to see communities come together to support one another during this challenging time, it is disappointing to hear reports of a rise in racist and...


April 9, 2020

Lauren Cain-Baxter '17M Provides Telehealth Counseling, Advice for Self-Care

“When working with clients, l integrate positive psychology as a way to counter the negative things like the grief and sense of loss that they, and many of us, are experiencing,” said Counseling Psychology alumna Lauren Cain-Baxter ‘17M . “But it’s important to recognize the things we have...

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April 1, 2020

Staying Socially Active While Social Distancing

“Extroverts crave external stimulation,” said Dr. Marianne Miserandino , professor of Psychology at Arcadia University. “Another word for extroversion that we’re using in personality psychology is called ‘surgency,’ which means ‘surging into the social world.’ That’s what extroverts like to do: Go...

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April 1, 2020

#ArcadiaStrong: Spotify Playlist

We asked our social media followers to share songs that are getting them through remote work and class during COVID-19. Have songs to add? Email or comment on Instagram , Facebook , Twitter , or LinkedIn !


March 31, 2020

Will ’06M, MPH Fights Coronavirus Stateside, Treats Epidemics Around the World

“As a physician assistant, I treat each patient by looking at the whole person in front of me,” explains Scott Will ’06M, MPH about the global perspective and public health training he gained at Arcadia. Will’s health care journey began more than 15 years ago in Dayton, Ohio. After he...

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March 26, 2020

Office of the Provost: Academic Grading Policy

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff: In Monday's message, I mentioned that Academic Affairs is actively listening to the concerns and challenges our community is facing as a result of the coronavirus COVID-19. Effective immediately, Arcadia University has adopted a revised pass/fail grading policy...


March 25, 2020

Access Resources at the Campus Store Remotely

The Templeton Campus Store is supporting the University community through its online resources. Arcadia community members can access free eBook, courseware, and shipping programs as they pivot to an online learning environment. Using their email address, community members can access up...

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March 25, 2020

Title IX Online Harassment Guidelines

With classes and other academic programs having been moved online, the Office of the Title IX Coordinator wanted to remind you that maintaining a learning and working environment free from sexual and gender-based discrimination and harassment remains a top priority. You should be aware of the...


March 25, 2020

Writing Center Moves All Appointment Online

The Writing Center appointments is offering online consultations in place of our typical face-to-face sessions for the remainder of the spring semester. Online appointments can be scheduled by logging into Choose the "F2F-Landman Library (Temp. Online)" schedule when logging...

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March 24, 2020

Arcadia University CARE Team

Dear Arcadia Community, As you know, Arcadia has transitioned to online and alternative forms of teaching and learning due to the disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19). These difficult and challenging times are being experienced globally. The Arcadia University CARE Team wants to remind...


March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Stay-at-Home Order

Dear Arcadia Community, Governor Tom Wolf today issued a stay-at-home order for Pennsylvania residents in Montgomery and other counties to help limit the spread of COVID-19, effective at 8 p.m. This follows similar orders in other states, which remain concerned about containment and preventing the...