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October 28, 2020

Be Part of the First Empty Bowl Cookbook

This year, the Arcadia Community and Civic Engagement Center, in conjunction with Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network, will host a unique community building activity in lieu of the traditional in-person annual Empty Bowl Dinner. In support of this year’s virtual Empty Bowl event, we will be...

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October 21, 2020

Students Help Restore Wetlands in Cheltenham

Katherine Haines ’21 , Nikolai Kachuyevski ’21 , and Hannah McGinnis ’21 volunteered with Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) to help restore the creekbank at Cheltenham Township’s Charles D. Conklin Jr. Pool and Recreation Area on Oct. 3. TTF is restoring the creekbank—which flows...

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October 9, 2020

Knights for Nutrition Food Pantry Hosts First Virtual Food Drive

The Knight for Nutrition Food Pantry continues to support students experiencing food insecurity in this challenging time from its location in Oak Summit. In order to support the needs of students, the pantry will host a virtual food drive from Monday, Oct. 12 to Friday, Oct. 16. The pantry is...

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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

Orientation Tradition of Service Doesn’t Stop in Quarantine

By Katherine Haines '21 This year’s New Student Orientation Day of Service, sponsored by the Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC), looked different from previous years. On Saturday, Aug. 29, Day of Service was held as a fully virtual event featuring both in synchronous and asynchronous...

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August 27, 2020

Fall Orientation’s Day of Service Goes Virtual

The transition to fully online courses this fall semester won’t stop first-year students from giving back to their local communities, as this year’s Day of Service will be conducted virtually featuring synchronous and asynchronous events on Saturday, Aug. 29. Synchronous activities include acts of...

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August 25, 2020

"Laughing Matters" Course Engages Students of All Ages

By Caitlin Joyce '20 What’s in a laugh? Celeste Walker , associate professor of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies, will virtually teach students about gelotology, the science of laughter, in her class “Laughing Matters” this upcoming fall semester. When held in-person, the course involves a five-...

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August 18, 2020

Physician Assistant Students Raise Funds at PA Olympics

Students from the Physician Assistant program participated in the Physician Assistant (PA) Olympics to raise money to support individuals suffering from cancer, and partook in a presentation ceremony on June 20. Due to the necessity of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PA Olympic’...

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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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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 27, 2020

Community Supports Students in Need Through Arcadia Food Pantry

As the Arcadia University community quickly adapted to the changing educational landscape during coronavirus, departments and offices didn’t forget their dedication to students in need. Throughout the academic year, Knights for Nutrition food pantry serves undergraduate and graduate students who...

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March 20, 2020

Arcadia Responds to Regional COVID-19 Pleas for Supplies

Facilities Packages Surplus Stock of Emergency Supplies to Donate to local EMS Personnel Arcadia University’s Facilities, Maintenance, and Housekeeping teams spearheaded the donation of surplus supplies to local surrounding township emergency personnel on March 20. With fewer people on...

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March 9, 2020

Paskell Featured in ‘Reporter’ for Work with Sex Trafficking Victims

Adjunct Professor of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96MEd was featured in a Feb. 25 story in The Reporter for her recent trip to Cambodia and Thailand, where she worked with victims of sex trafficking to develop skills through art. The news story highlighted Paskell’s...

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March 3, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Suspension of Travel

Dear Arcadia Community, As we navigate the global disruption of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Arcadia University is taking an unprecedented step in suspending the travel portion of the spring 2020 Preview courses and GFS 381.1. The decision to suspend any course or travel is based on information...

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January 23, 2020

CCEC Hosts “Give and Shred” Event in Honor of MLK Day

By Caroline Jordan '20 Despite freezing temperatures, Arcadia University student and staff volunteers joined the Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC) for its annual Give and Shred event on Martin Luther King Day of Service on Jan. 20. Residents from surrounding communities visited campus to...

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January 2, 2020

CCEC Hosts “Give and Shred” Event for MLK Day of Service

Arcadia University’s Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC) will host a “Give and Shred” event in honor of Martin Luther King Day of Service on Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members of the public can securely shred documents with Wiggins Shredding Company and ProShred. This year, CCEC will...

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December 11, 2019

Advancement Donates UKnighted “Give a Pair” Socks to Project HOME

University Advancement donated 240 pairs of thick socks to Project HOME on Tuesday, Dec. 10 as part of the #UKnightedTuesday campaign . Project HOME is a Philadelphia nonprofit organization empowering individuals to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness through affordable housing, employment...

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December 10, 2019

Linton Works Toward Childhood Dream

Julisa Linton ’21 can’t remember an age where she didn’t love animals. As a child, she’d cry at ASPCA commercials. She’s cared for friends’ pets. She recalls telling her parents at the age of 11 that she wasn’t eating meat anymore because of that love. Nine years later, her love for animals...

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December 3, 2019

Students’ Annual Community Service Art Exhibition Set for Dec. 5

Join students from the University Seminar “Artist in the Community” for the annual "The Art of the Syllabus" exhibition on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. The exhibit, held at the Thrall Gallery in Spruance Fine Arts Center, showcases student artwork that was completed in conjunction with...

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December 2, 2019

Students Make Glenside Twinkle for the Holidays

Glenside once again is ready for the holiday season, courtesy of students from the Citizenship and the Law First-Year Seminar, led by the Honorable Christopher Cerski, J.D. , adjunct professor of Historical and Political Studies and Montgomery County District Judge. On Nov. 21, students took to the...

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November 6, 2019

Join the Fight to End Hunger at 26th Annual Empty Bowl Dinner

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 Join the Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC) in the fight against hunger at the 26th annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner on Nov 11. Seatings are scheduled from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. Attendees select a ceramic bowl that is...

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