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October 10, 2017

Physician Assistant Students Volunteer with Various Organizations in Delaware and Pennsylvania

Over the summer, students in the Physician Assistant program at the Christiana and Glenside campuses volunteered to help their local communities, providing thousands of hours of service for 12 different organizations. Students from the program packed meals at food banks, discussed educational...

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September 26, 2017

Arcadia Hosts Flea Market Fundraiser for Alternative Spring Break

By Felicia Hall ‘19 Arcadia’s Community and Civic Engagement Center held their biannual community flea market on Sunday, Sept. 17. Students, faculty, and members of the surrounding community spent the day buying and selling a range of products. Vendors sold various items from clothing and books to...

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September 6, 2017

CCEC Hosts Smoothie Fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey

By Felicia Hall ’19 The Arcadia University community came together for victims of Hurricane Harvey through donations to a smoothie fundraiser held by the Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC) on Aug. 31. Students, faculty, and staff filled the University Commons to purchase a fruit smoothie...

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August 29, 2017

New Students Make a Difference at Day of Service

On Aug. 28, over 450 Arcadia first-year and transfer students volunteered at 25 local and regional organizations throughout Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Bucks counties for the University’s 26th annual Day of Service. This year, students sorted baby clothing at The Baby Bureau, cleaned and prepared...

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August 24, 2017

First-Year and Transfer Students Volunteer at Area Organizations for Day of Service

On Monday, Aug. 28, Arcadia first-year and transfer students will help local and regional organizations throughout Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Bucks counties during the 26th annual Day of Service. A staple of Fall Orientation, Day of Service introduces hundreds of new students to Glenside and the...

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June 22, 2017

PT Students Volunteer at New Jersey Surf Event for Disabled

More than 40 students from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program took to the water on June 18 to help provide a unique surfing experience for athletes with spinal cord injuries at the Life Rolls On Surf New Jersey annual event at Wildwood Crest. The athletes, between the ages of 5 and 70 years old...

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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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