Arcadia University News


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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April 8, 2016

Art and Community Combine for Art of the Syllabus, April 14

Join students in the University Seminar “The Artist in the Community” on Thursday, April 14, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in Spruance Fine Arts Center as they present art they created this semester in the exhibition, “Art of the Syllabus: The Fusion of Creativity, Education, Community, and Love.” Guided by...

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April 4, 2016

Arcadia’s Alternative Spring Break Helps Build Houses in Mexico

By Marcella Haddad '18 Over Arcadia University’s spring break, while first-year and transfer students readied for Preview, a group of 38 undergraduate and alumni volunteers participated in the weeklong Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC) Alternative Spring Break , a community service-...

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April 4, 2016

Arcadia Honors Students Host Senior Prom for Local Retirement Community

Seniors and students danced the afternoon away at Grey Towers Castle on April 3, when Arcadia University Honors Community Service Committee hosted a senior prom for residents at Presby Inspired Living in Spring Mill on April 3. This event was hosted in conjunction with Knight Club and Creative...

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March 31, 2016

University Students Help Those in Need Through Art

For Arcadia University’s Artist in the Community class, students see the possibilities of transforming everyday objects into art with a little imagination—and how that art can transform someone in need. Led by Adjunct Professor Linda Ruth Paskell , the 15-week course takes students out of the...

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February 11, 2016

Arcadia University Celebrates Dr. Seuss’ Literary World with Community Carnival

Arcadia University’s Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC) will host its annual community event celebrating Dr. Seuss and his contributions to children’s literacy. The 16th annual Dr. Seuss Day is set for Sunday, Feb. 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle, and is open to the public...

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February 9, 2016

Dr. Seuss Day: Call for Volunteers

The Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC) will host its annual community event that celebrates Dr. Seuss and his contributions to children’s literacy. Dr. Seuss Day will be held on Sunday, Feb. 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle, and is open to the public. Volunteers are needed to...

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February 9, 2016

Donate Your Prom Dress or Used Shoes to Make a Difference

The Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC) has two opportunities for you to contribute your gently used shoes and prom wear for people in need. First, from now until March 1, donate your gently used prom dresses, formal, and semi-formal wear, which will be resold at a community dress sale in...

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February 3, 2016

CCEC Offers Valentine’s Day Gifts to Help Fund Alternative Spring Break

The Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC) will host its annual Valentine's Day sale from Feb. 10 to 12. Buy your sweetie something sweet, such as chocolate-covered pretzels, chocolate bars, and stuffed animals. These items will be available for purchase in the Chat from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and...

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January 27, 2016

Department of Athletics Receives Service Award of Merit for Third Consecutive Year

The Department of Athletics was recognized for its community service efforts by the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA) and Jostens for the third consecutive year. Arcadia is one of only three institutions to receive the Award of Merit, the second-highest honor...

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January 21, 2016

Sustainability and Justice Events Highlight Arcadia University’s MLK Day Celebration

On Jan. 18, Arcadia hosted two events in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In the afternoon, the Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC) hosted its annual Day of Service shredding, eWaste, and repurposing event. In the evening, the Office of Institutional Diversity hosted the sixth annual “...

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January 13, 2016

Arcadia Hosts Annual MLK Day Shredding, eWaste, and Repurposing Event

On Monday, Jan. 18, the Arcadia University Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC) will host its free annual MLK Day of Service shredding, eWaste, and repurposing event. The public can drop-off documents and electronics, along with gently used items and canned goods to help fulfill the wish...

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December 16, 2015

Arcadia Collects Lots of Toys for Tots

Come Christmas morning, local children may find a few more presents than they expected under the tree thanks to the generosity of the Arcadia community, as boxes around campus overflowed with toys ready to be donated to underprivileged children around the community.

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December 3, 2015

Art and Community Service Combine for Annual Exhibit

On Thursday, Dec. 10, students from the University Seminar “Artist in the Community” will showcase art produced over the fall semester in the class’s annual art exhibition, located for the first time this year in Thrall Gallery in Spruance Fine Arts Center, at 3:30 p.m. The class, taught by Adjunct...

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November 19, 2015

Campus Combats Hunger at 22nd Empty Bowl Dinner

Just as each bowl created for Arcadia’s Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner has a style unique to its owner, so, too, does Empty Bowl mean different things to different people. For David Klein ’15 , who with Recent Graduate Trustee John Doherty ’14 greeted attendees as they entered the Castle on Nov. 16,...

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November 12, 2015

Students Plant Thousands of Daffodil Bulbs to Beautify Campus

On Oct. 30, nearly 100 students and President Nicolette DeVille Christensen led an effort to plant more than 2,600 daffodil bulbs at 16 locations around campus in a beautification and sustainability effort made possible through support from the Office of the President. Popular thoroughfares outside...

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