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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 15, 2019

Arcadia Dress Sale to Help Covenant House

Arcadia will be collecting gently used dresses beginning Dec. 4 for the University's inaugural dress sale to benefit area high school students. By donating your gently worn prom and semi-formal dresses, you're helping students have affordable quality dresses that make them feel special on their...

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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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October 21, 2019

Rehabilitation, Art, and Hope: Paskell ’81, ’96MEd Volunteers with Survivors of Sexual Exploitation

By Caitlin Joyce ’20 An estimated 15 million adolescent girls have been sexually exploited worldwide, according to The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Organizations around the world, such as Destiny Rescue, help to retreive and protect children who are trapped in the global sex trading...

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September 17, 2019

Change in Sequence for Physical Therapy Dual Degree Cohort

Starting May of 2020, students will work towards their MPH degree during their first year. Years two and three encompass the Physical Therapy program. If offered admission for the dual degree, the MPH program will start in May and will last 4 semesters (Summer, Fall, Spring, Summer). The DPT...

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August 26, 2019

New Students Venture into Community for Day of Service

Organized by Arcadia’s Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC), Day of Service—a tradition designed to introduce new students to the University’s values and service initiatives—led first-years and transfers to 24 locations in Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Bucks counties on Monday, Aug. 26...

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May 3, 2019

CCEC Hosts Annual End-of-Year Collection

Don’t throw away your unwanted home goods—donate them instead. Through May 17, the Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC) is sponsoring its annual end-of-year collection. All items will be donated to local non-profit organizations. Items to donate: Clothing Furniture Kitchenware (pots and...

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May 3, 2019

Physician Assistant Students Raise Funds for IM ABLE Foundation

Students from the Physician Assistant (PA) program played tug-of-war, dodgeball, and other physical games to raise money to support individuals with disabilities at the PA Olympics on April 13 at the Bamboo Garden in Southampton, N.J. This year, the games pitted Arcadia students against...

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April 30, 2019

Public Health Student Society Collects for Jenkintown Clothing Cupboard

The Public Health Student Society (PHSS) collected 10 boxes and two bags of donated clothing for the Jenkintown Clothing Cupboard. The PHSS students organized the clothing drive with three collection sites, created posters to advertise the project, quality-checked the clothing to ensure donations...

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April 17, 2019

Arcadia Special Athletes Association Featured by Philadelphia Inquirer

Arcadia students and alumni were the feature of an April 13 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the collaboration between Arcadia University Special Athletes Association (ASAA) and Rotary Special Athletes, which dates back over 30 years. “I’ve gained exposure to a community that I never interacted...

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April 9, 2019

Arcadia’s Alternative Spring Break Helps Rebuild Homes in Puerto Rico

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 As more than 275 Arcadia students and co-leaders headed to destinations around the world on Preview, a group of 16 students, alumni, and staff headed for Yabucoa, Puerto Rico to spend their spring break providing hurricane relief through the Community and Civic Engagement...

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January 24, 2019

Students Brave the Cold for MLK Day of Service 2019

Arcadia University student and alumni volunteers and the Community and Civic Engagement Center continued on with their collection through freezing temperatures during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 21. Even with subzero “feels like” temperatures, over 90 volunteers collected...

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December 5, 2018

International Business and Culture Course Auctions Furniture for Hurricane Maria Recovery

This holiday season, you can support the Hurricane Maria recovery for Puerto Rico and Dominica while getting your loved ones the furniture they want. Students in the International Business and Culture course are auctioning refurbished furniture to support the organizations Unidos, in Puerto Rico,...

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November 28, 2018

Global Art, Local Heart: Arcadia Students Host Creative Community Service Exhibition

By Lana Valente '19 Join the Arcadia community for “The Art of the Syllabus: Global Art, Local Heart,” which will showcase the creative expression of community service. The event will be in the Thrall Gallery in the Spruance Fine Arts Building on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Students in “...

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November 28, 2018

Empty Bowl Celebrates 25th Year of Fighting Hunger and Homelessness

Over 1,000 colorful bowls of all shapes and sizes filled the Dining Room of Grey Towers Castle on Nov. 12 during the 25th annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner, hosted by Arcadia University’s Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC). In 25 years, CCEC has raised approximately $155,000 to benefit...

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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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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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