Arcadia University News


November 7, 2018

Help End Hunger This Holiday Season Through the 25th Annual Empty Bowl

Help the fight against hunger and enjoy a bowl of delicious soup at the 25th annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner on Nov. 12, hosted by the Community and Civic Engagement Center. Seatings are scheduled from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. This year, proceeds will be split...

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November 7, 2018

Call for Book Donations

Joe Carey ’02 , a teacher at Northwoods Park Middle School in Jacksonville, N.C., is hoping to restock the school’s library in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. One of many schools impacted by the storm, Northwoods Park sustained damages to their facilities and lost their media center. Although...

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October 29, 2018

CEAO Rejuvenates Philadelphia Homeless Shelter

The University’s Creative Expression Art Outreach (CEAO) student organization put their paint brushes to work on Oct. 20 when they rejuvenated the walls of St. Raymond's House in Philadelphia, a homeless shelter for men and women. For three hours, nine students painted the walls and columns of the...

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August 30, 2018

New Students Lead Community Service Efforts

“It’s all about being part of the community— being part of something bigger than yourself.” Spencer Hodges ’22 , an International Studies major from Long Island, N.Y., summarized Arcadia’s Day of Service as he and his classmates repurposed stones for a new walkway at Awbury Arboretum on Monday, Aug...

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August 30, 2018

CCEC Collects Writing Supplies for Immigrant Detention Centers

This year, make a difference with Arcadia’s Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC), which is collecting writing supplies through Oct. 13 to support the Stamp Out Despair campaign First Friends, an organization aiding immigrants in detention centers in New York and New Jersey. The campaign...

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August 14, 2018

Dr. Crenshaw Appointed Co-Editor of NAFSA’s Global Publication

Associate Provost Dr. Sandra Crenshaw will serve as co-editor of NAFSA: Association for International Educators’ Global Studies Literature Review . The annual online publication aims to promote dialogue among members of the higher education community by highlighting the interconnected nature of...

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August 2, 2018

‘Moore’ Findings on Multitasking

Dr. Katherine Moore , assistant professor of Psychology, published research on the limitations of multitasking in the April 2018 issue of Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics . “ Practice reduces set-specific capture costs only superficially ” is part of Dr. Moore’s growing body of research...

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May 21, 2018

Arcadia Athletics Sends Cohort to Houston to Help with Rebuilding Efforts from Hurricane Harvey

The Arcadia Athletics Department has been raising money since Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast in order to send a cohort to Houston to help with the recovery efforts. The Knights landed in Houston yesterday morning and have begun helping those recover and rebuild. The group consists of two full-...

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May 10, 2018

PA Students, Faculty Compete in the Physician Assistant Olympics

By Felicia Hall '19 Physician Assistant (PA) students and faculty from both the Christiana, Del. and Glenside campuses competed at the 16th Annual PA Olympics at Bamboo Gardens in Vincetown, N.J. on April 14. Nearly 600 students and faculty from PA programs at seven Philadelphia schools gathered...

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May 1, 2018

‘Philadelphia Inquirer’ Reports on Dog Saved by ASB Students

On April 17, The Philadelphia Inquirer featured Alternative Spring Break’s unexpected guest: a pitbull-mix the students christened ‘Spackle.’ Spackle joined the group on their last day volunteering in Dickinson, Texas, where Hurricane Harvey left a trail of destruction as well as many abandoned...

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April 11, 2018

Arcadia Opens Pilot Pantry to Address Food Insecurity

Arcadia University launched the Knights for Nutrition Pilot Food Pantry on Monday, March 26 to provide options for students who are food insecure. While food has been available to students who are food insecure through the support of individuals and offices around campus, and the Community and...

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April 4, 2018

“The Art of the Syllabus” Showcases Community Service Projects, April 12

On Thursday, April 12, students in the University Seminar “The Artist in the Community” will present “The Art of the Syllabus” from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in the Thrall Gallery. The exhibition is an accumulation of works created by both the class and members of the organizations they visited throughout the...

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March 29, 2018

CEAO Brightens Community Rooms at Blossom Philadelphia

The University’s Creative Expression Art Outreach (CEAO) board put their artistic skills to work by painting Blossom Philadelphia’s community rooms on March 24. Board members Elizabeth Thornton ’20 , Casey Donavan ’20 , Nisha Prajapati ’20 , and Alyson Nagel ’20 worked eight hours painting the...

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January 30, 2018

MLK Day of Service Repurposing Event Featured by Montgomery Media

On Jan. 25, Montgomery Media published an article highlighting Arcadia’s Martin Luther King Day Repurposing, eWaste, and Shredding event. Hosted by the Civic and Community Engagement Center, the Day of Service event gave attendees the opportunity to dispose of unwanted goods in a responsible manner...

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January 17, 2018

Arcadia Celebrates MLK Day with Community Events

Arcadia University honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a free community shredding and donation event, a remembrance on campus, and a recognition ceremony in collaboration with Cheltenham’s NAACP and township and state government officials. The University’s Community and Civic...

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January 8, 2018

Arcadia Hosts Series of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Service Events

On Monday, Jan. 15, Arcadia University is honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a remembrance on campus, a recognition ceremony with Cheltenham’s NAACP and local and state government officials, and a free community shredding and donation event. The Community and Civic Engagement...

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December 5, 2017

MIA Leads Relief Efforts for Puerto Rico, Victims of Hurricane Maria

By Sarah Adeniran ’18 On Nov. 12, the Arcadia University Pan-African student organization Melanin in Action (MIA) held a relief drive to collect items for victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, securing nearly 30 boxes filled with desperately needed items such as toothpaste, feminine products,...

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November 30, 2017

Arcadia Helps Military Veterans and First Responders Prepare Wills

Arcadia University hosts its annual Wills for Heroes program on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the University’s Grey Towers Castle, 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside. This free event enables military veterans, emergency personnel and their families to prepare and notarize wills, living wills...

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November 28, 2017

Students to Showcase Community Art Projects on Dec. 7

Join students from the University Seminar “Artist in the Community” on Dec. 7 for the annual “Art of the Syllabus” exhibition. The exhibit, which showcases student artwork that was completed in conjunction with community service projects, is scheduled for 3:30 to 6 p.m at the Thrall Gallery in...

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November 20, 2017

Students Volunteer at Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Members of the A.S.I.A. club volunteered at the 10th annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF), which ran from Nov. 9 through 19. Students performed an array of tasks, including posting festival flyers around the community, creating tickets and all-access badges, collecting tickets...

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November 7, 2017

International Education Week to Celebrate Cultures, Global Knowledge, and Service

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) will host several events Nov.13 through 17 for International Education Week: Monday, Nov. 13 Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner : Grey Towers Castle, 4:30 to 6 p.m and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Attendees choose a ceramic bowl, made by students and faculty, to use as their soup...

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