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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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November 11, 2015

African Film Series, Quiz Bowl, Refugee Discussion Highlight International Education Week, Nov. 16-20

Arcadia’s emphasis on education with a global perspective will be at the forefront during International Education Week , an initiative from the U.S. Department of State and the Department of Education encouraging programs that promote global awareness in education, Nov. 16-20. Throughout the week,...

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October 28, 2015

Global Business Cohort Spurred into Action for Victims of Tropical Storm

This summer, students in Arcadia's MBA Cohort 22 went to Dominica for the first of two international business experiences. Upon returning, the Cohort was heartbroken to hear how Tropical Storm Erika, which hit the island nation in late August, had claimed the lives of at least 20 people and left...

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October 27, 2015

Fill Your Bowl, Fight Hunger at Arcadia University’s Annual Benefit Dinner

Arcadia is hosting its 22nd annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner on Monday, Nov. 16, in Grey Towers Castle. There will be two dinner sessions: 4:30 to 6 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. The Dinner allows community members to come together to combat hunger and homelessness in U.S. cities and around the world...

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October 20, 2015

Fondue You Need a New Wardrobe? Civic Engagement Yard Sale Has You Covered

Need a new outfit or a Coach bag? The Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC) will sell these and an assortment of items (note: fondue set), including quilts, dinner plates, and miscellaneous housewares at a yard sale on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the front lawn of the CCEC...

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October 7, 2015

PA Program Receives $14,000 Grant for Nicaragua Mission

The Physician Assistant Foundation has awarded Arcadia University with a Robert K. Pedersen Global Outreach Humanitarian Assistance Grant in the amount of $14,660. Funding from the grant, titled Medical and Public Health Mission in Nicaragua, will be used to purchase medical and dental supplies for...

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September 23, 2015

Student Organization Gives Back to Veterans at Wills for Heroes

On Sept. 12, members of the Arcadia community gave back to those who have served in the armed forces and as first responders by providing a frequently put off but critical service: estate planning. At Wills for Heroes, organized by the Student Veteran Organization (SVO) with the help of the...

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