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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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February 10, 2021

Student Wellness Services Hours and Services for Spring 2021 Semester

Dear Arcadia Community, We hope you are well-rested and ready to take on the spring semester. Wellness Services is OPEN and ready to assist and support you. Counseling Services For the health and safety of our community, services will continue to be offered remotely. To schedule an appointment or...

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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 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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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 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 29, 2020

Misher Innovates Learning for Students of All Ages

“I think that there’s just new ways that we won’t let go of,” said Karen Misher ’88 , associate professor of Art and Design, as well as founder and Board chair of A Step Up Academy. “We’re not going back to the old classroom anytime soon, and I think that when we do, it’ll be a new version...

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