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June 5, 2017

Honors Students Volunteer Throughout 2016-17 Academic Year

Through a new Community Outreach Committee, Honors Program students volunteered with five regional organizations during the 2016-17 academic year. While in past years Honors students primarily fundraised for charities, the committee was designed to promote student engagement in service. Throughout...

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May 16, 2017

CCEC Collection Helps Regional Veterans

Arcadia University’s Community & Civic Engagement Center hosted an end-of-the-year collection at Oak Summit on May 15, with volunteers going door-to-door to gather unwanted items such as furniture, clothes, and appliances. The items were donated to the Veterans VMC thrift store, an organization...

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March 27, 2017

ASB Volunteers Plant Seeds of Change in Louisiana

By Felicia Hall '19 While first-year and transfer students prepared to attend Preview, a group of 31 Arcadia students, alumni, and staff attended a weeklong service trip to New Iberia, La. , through the Community and Civic Engagement Center’s annual Alternative Spring Break (ASB) from March 12 to...

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January 31, 2017

MLK Day Collection Receives Hundreds of Donations for Local Organizations

Arcadia University’s Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC) hosted its annual Martin Luther King Day of Service Repurposing, eWaste, and Shredding event on Jan. 16. Over 100 volunteers and approximately 1,500 cars turned out for the collection and recycling event. CCEC collected seven...

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January 6, 2017

Students Lead Sustainability Event for MLK Day of Service

Arcadia University students, in conjunction with the University’s Community and Civic Engagement Center , will host the annual MLK Day of Service Repurposing, eWaste, and Shredding event on Monday, Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is invited to donate gently used items to fulfill the wish...

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December 15, 2016

Arcadia University Collects Hundreds of Books for Prisons

Arcadia University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) program collected more than 30 boxes of books in November for Books Through Bars, an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that has been donating books to prisons since 1990. Director of IPCR Dr. Amy Cox helped representatives...

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December 5, 2016

Arcadia’s Creative Writing Program Hosts Mighty Writers Youth Organization

Arcadia University’s Creative Writing program hosted children and high school students from the Mighty Writers organization on Nov. 11. After touring the campus, the Mighty Writers read from their own works at an open mic and collaborated with Arcadia students on how they could make improvements. “...

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December 2, 2016

Public Health Student Society Collects 400 Pounds of Food for Needy Families

In less than a week, the Public Health Student Society collected over 400 pounds of food for needy families throughout the region. From Nov. 15 to 18, the organization welcomed non-perishable donations from the Arcadia community to be donated to New Life Glenside and Seeds of Hope in Camden. On Nov...

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November 28, 2016

Dec. 8: “The Art of the Syllabus” Exhibition at Spruance Fine Arts

On Thursday, Dec. 8, “The Art of the Syllabus,” an exhibition of community service art by Arcadia University students, will be presented at the Spruance Fine Arts Center from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Each semester, students in the University Seminar “The Artist in the Community” participate in community...

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November 18, 2016

Empty Bowl Raises Funds for Local and Global Hunger Awareness

Over 800 community members joined Arcadia students, alumni, faculty, and staff at the 23rd annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner on Monday, Nov. 14. Attendees chose from hundreds of handcrafted ceramic bowls, formed by members of the community into shapes such as Batman, turtles, and pumpkins, which...

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October 25, 2016

Arcadia’s 23rd Annual Empty Bowl Dinner Brings Awareness, Raises Funds to Local, Global Hunger

Come for a meal and leave knowing you’ve made an impact on hunger at the 23rd annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner on Monday, Nov. 14 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Arcadia University’s Grey Towers Castle. Empty Bowl is a community service event that brings together Arcadia University and...

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September 28, 2016

Arcadia University Alumni Spotlight Exhibition: “Jesse Vincent: Other Than a Memory”

Arcadia University’s Art Research Collaboration (ARC) Exhibition Program is pleased to present a new installation by Jesse Vincent ’11 for the fifth annual Alumni Spotlight Exhibition. On view in the University Commons Art Gallery through Jan. 16, 2017, “Other Than a Memory” combines video, sound,...

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September 27, 2016

Dr. Murphy Participates in National Concert Series to End Gun Violence

Dr. Elizabeth Murphy , assistant professor and program director of Music, participated in the Concert Across America to End Gun Violence: York on Sept. 25 at Zion Lutheran Church in York, Pa. The concert was part of a series of concerts performed across the country on Sept. 25 in order to spread...

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August 30, 2016

500 Arcadia Students Participate in 25th Annual Day of Service

Local and regional organizations welcomed more than 500 first-year and new transfer students for Arcadia University’s 25th annual Day of Service on Monday, Aug. 29, during Fall Orientation. With 22 locations throughout Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Bucks counties, students painted classrooms at...

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August 23, 2016

PT Students Featured in Chestnut Hill Local for Saving Mt. Airy Parrot

Arcadia University Physical Therapy students David Blum ‘17 and Seth Foreman ’17 were featured in an article for the Chestnut Hill Local after saving a Mt. Airy pet parrot that had wandered into the road. After completing their human anatomy exam at Drexel Medical School’s Queen Lane campus in East...

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July 22, 2016

Gateway Students Craft Birthday Cards for Homebound Senior Citizens

On July 17, Arcadia University Gateway to Success students crafted handmade birthday cards for the Jewish Relief Agency to distribute to homebound senior citizens throughout the year. “Gateway wanted to participate in this event because it offered an opportunity for the students to give back to...

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May 11, 2016

Public Health Students Improve Cooking Conditions for Families in Nicaragua

Public Health students at Arcadia University set out to make a difference in Managua, Nicaragua by building mud stoves for underprivileged families from March 5 to 12. Student organizer Megan Dorris ’18MPH and classmates Christine Taylor ’12, ’18DPT, MPH , Jonathan Lopez ’18MPH , Jose Arteaga ’...

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May 3, 2016

Medical and Public Health Brigade Provide Healthcare to over 1,500 Nicaraguan Patients

This year, Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant (PA) students had the opportunity to travel through Global Medical Brigades to Nicaragua to provide medical care for a week. The brigade brought an interdisciplinary team of 65 brigadiers, including interpreters, physician assistant students,...

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May 3, 2016

Physician Assistant Students Participate in Local “Olympic” Fundraiser

On April 16, Arcadia University Physician Assistant (PA) students and faculty participated in the 14th annual Physician Assistant Olympics. This year, 432 PA students from seven local programs came together at Bamboo Gardens in Vincentown, N.J. to participate in a series of medical-themed “Olympic...

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April 29, 2016

Genetic Counseling Hosts Annual Bowl-A-Thon for Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund

On April 20, Founder of the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund , Peggy Dolan, visited Arcadia University to tell her story to Genetic Counseling students. Dolan talked about how her experiences caring for her daughter, and those shared by their “hospital neighbors,” inspired the foundation. The Ambler-...

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April 28, 2016

CCEC Holds Annual Moving Out Collection for Homeless Veterans and Philabundance

Cleaning out before moving out in May? Donate your usable items and non-perishable foods to the Community and Civic Engagement Center’s (CCEC) annual end of year collections through Monday, May 23. This year’s usable items and non-perishable food will benefit the Philadelphia nonprofit Veterans...

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