Arcadia University News


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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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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