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April 2, 2021

Sleigh ’21 Creates, Donates Masks to Carole’s Place

By Katherine Haines '21 When History major Violet Sleigh ’21 visited Carol’s Place, a shelter for women and children who are victims of abuse in Norristown, in fall 2019 as part of the Artist in the Community course, she wanted a way to stay involved and help others. With the start of the pandemic...

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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 22, 2021

Arcadia Opens Student-Run Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic

Arcadia University’s Department of Physical Therapy opened its student-run pro bono clinic on March 18 to provide no-cost physical therapy to underinsured or uninsured community members. First- and second-year students in Arcadia’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program will develop...

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January 14, 2021

MLK Day Events Celebrate Legacy of Service

The Arcadia University community is celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with events hosted and collaborated by departments across campus. The following is a schedule of events in celebration of the Jan. 18 MLK Day holiday and Day of Service that run through the beginning of...

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January 4, 2021

Public Safety Helps Stock Food Pantry

In lieu of exchanging gifts this year, officers in Public Safety each donated supplies to the Knights for Nutrition Food Pantry located in Oak Summit. Director of Public Safety Ruth Evans presented officers with a challenge: keep the food pantry’s Holiday Gift Box donation drive continuously full...

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December 17, 2020

Knights for Nutrition Food Pantry Continues to Support Students

By Nikolai Kachuyevski ’21 Even as most of the Arcadia community went home in March, the Knights for Nutrition Food Pantry , an initiative that started in 2018, stayed open for a small cohort of students and community members in the surrounding area who depend on the pantry for food. This continued...

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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 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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