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July 30, 2021

Indoor Masking Requirement for Arcadia Facilities

As the University continues to follow the latest information about the increased spread of the more transmissible COVID-19 Delta variant, we are reaching out to let you know that, effective Sunday, August 1, masks will be required in all indoor University-operated spaces in Glenside and Christiana...

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June 29, 2021

Physician Assistant Class Graduates with Skills Needed in Today’s World

The Department of Medical Science faculty cheered on the Class of 2021 during an extraordinary celebration at the White Coat and Commencement ceremonies on May 20. In total, 99 students graduated from the program in 2021 during a year of postponed clinical rotations and online learning...

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June 8, 2021

“Untapped” Goes All-Modes to Teach SocioCultural Impact of Craft Beer

In small groups toward the end of the spring semester, students in Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Dr. Favian Guertin-Martin ’s “Untapped: Exploring the SocioCultural and Scientific World of Beer” swirled, smelled, and tasted beers at Naked Brewing Company, detailing the different...

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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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May 31, 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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May 10, 2021

Keeping Campus Healthy and Safe During COVID-19

For more than a year, health practitioners in education have been faced with the question: How can you maintain a safe and healthy college campus during a pandemic as contagious as COVID? While elementary and high schools have their own challenges, universities with residential students...

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April 2, 2021

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month Programming

In observation of April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, offices and departments at Arcadia University announce the following lineup of events and programming. If you are interested in attending any of the programming in person, please RSVP here for COVID protocol tracking purposes...

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April 1, 2021

Paskell ’81, ’96MEd Brings World Culture to “Community” Class

Adjunct Professor of Education Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96MEd is bringing world culture to her Artist in the Community class. With her car packed full of borrowed Fair Trade items from Ten Thousand Villages in Chestnut Hill, such as boxes made from saris in Bangladesh and boxes made in...

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March 23, 2021

Walker’s Class Explores Why Laughing Matters

To Celeste Walker , adjunct professor of Student Success, gelotology is a laughing matter. And she hopes that children of the Arcadia community do as well. Walker’s class “Laughing Matters” explores gelotology, the science of laughter. The course traditionally involves a five-week field study...

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March 10, 2021

Common Read Author Land Shines Light on Working Class Struggle

By Katherine Haines '21 At the spring Common Read event on March 3, Stephanie Land, author of Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive , laid bare the stereotypes surrounding people in poverty. At an afternoon student Q&A session moderated by Dr. Jonathan Shandell , associate...

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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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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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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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December 8, 2020

Q&A with Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring Director Dr. Skilton

Since its launch in June 2020, the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring (CTLM) has brought together community stakeholders to support Arcadia’s innovative pedagogies and adaptive strategies. The CTLM serves the needs of all members of the Arcadia community—faculty, staff, and student peer...

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November 18, 2020

Cultural Exchange Happens Online During Covid-19 for Conversation Partners

Each summer, students from China’s Jiangsu University attend Arcadia to complete the last two years of their mathematics and actuarial science degrees. This year, students from Jiangsu were unable to come to the United States due to Covid-19, but their American education isn’t being held off. As...

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November 3, 2020

Dr. Miserandino Uses Pandemic to Illustrate Social Psychology

“This was the semester to get real,” said Dr. Marianne Miserandino , chair and professor of Psychology, about her Social Psychology course that examines social interactions and behaviors. “Social psychology is right there in the streets. I felt with the Black Lives Matter movement, the election,...

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November 3, 2020

SGO Thrives During Pandemic

“Our goal is always to be the voice for the students, to represent them with administration,” said Student Government Organization (SGO) President Kelly Muntzenberger ’21 about how the group has adjusted to online engagement. “The conversation is a lot deeper this year. We’re bonding over common...

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October 20, 2020

Presidential Announcement: Update on Spring 2021 Semester

Dear Arcadia Community, This fall, we made a difficult decision to begin the 2020-21 academic year fully online to protect the Arcadia community’s health and safety. Since the fall semester began, we have made significant progress with the early phases of our campus reopening plan, including having...

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