Arcadia University News


September 8, 2015

At Orientation, New Students Make Impact Beyond Campus

For many students beginning college, the first days of the year are a time to gather textbooks, get to know the campus, and put finishing touches on decorating one’s living space. For incoming students at Arcadia University, the first day of the academic year is a time to positively impact...

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August 31, 2015

Arcadia University Hosts Wills for Heroes, Sept. 12

On Saturday, Sept. 12, a program at Arcadia, cosponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division , is helping military veterans, emergency medical personnel, police officers, and firefighters with free basic estate planning. Wills for Heroes will assist these and other first...

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August 14, 2015

In Editorial, DiPrinzio Addresses the Exclamation Point

Daniel DiPrinzio , director of communications, published “Goodbye, Exclamation Point” in the Aug. 9 Philadelphia Inquirer . The editorial was reprinted in the Chicago Tribune , Tampa Bay Times , and outlets in Georgia, Iowa, Massachusetts, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South...

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July 15, 2015

DPT Students Assist, Educate More Than 100 at Korean Health Expo

Working under the supervision of a physician, Arcadia students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program presented on the physical therapy field, took blood pressures, and led exercises at the Korean Health Expo on Saturday, June 13, in the Commons. More than 100 local Korean-American community...

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March 26, 2015

Physician Assistant Students Rally for Marfan Syndrome

In 2010, two-year-old Angelina Dolge passed away due to complications from Marfan Syndrome, a disorder caused by a mutation in the genes that encode for the body’s connective tissue. Though Angelina’s life was cut short, her aunt, Samantha Liddy, PA-S , was inspired to pursue a lifelong career in...

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February 24, 2015

One Smile, Two Smile, Red Smile, Blue Smile at Dr. Seuss Day at Arcadia

On Feb. 22, around 300 community members came to the Castle for the 15th annual Dr. Seuss Day Celebration at Arcadia for face painting, juggling, and Lorax-inspired desserts. The Dr. Seuss event was established in honor of Jami Rodriguez ’00 and continues in her memory. The event is free, but...

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February 17, 2015

Arcadia Ebola Relief Donations Arrive in Sierra Leone

On Feb. 9, donations collected during Arcadia’s Ebola relief drive last semester arrived in Sierra Leone. Fodeba Daboh ’11, graduate of Arcadia University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program, presented packages of personal protective equipment to Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Social...

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February 10, 2015

Men’s Soccer Team Welcomes Newest Member, Jonny Nagrant

While many had their eyes on who was signing to play where on college football signing day, the Arcadia University men’s soccer team announced a signing of its own, as 11-year-old Jonny Nagrant officially became a member of the Knights’ program. The Collegeville native, who was teamed up with...

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January 28, 2015

Students Lead Recycling Effort for MLK Day of Service

The Community Service Office hosted its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 18 and 19. Student and staff volunteers gathered to collect items that members in the community wanted to give a new home. Although Sunday’s shredding, eWaste, and repurposing activities were cancelled due...

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January 21, 2015

Arcadia Receives NADIIIAA/Jostens Community Service Award for Second Consecutive Year

The Arcadia University Department of Athletics was recognized for its varied community service efforts by the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA) and Jostens, earning Honorable Mention in the Array of Projects category for the second consecutive year. Director of...

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December 22, 2014

Arcadia Named to 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Arcadia University has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The honor is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, civic engagement, and...

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November 20, 2014

Arcadia Students Volunteer at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Robert Buscher , an adjunct professor who teaches Japanese cinematography at Arcadia University, is programming director for the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF). At this year’s PAAF, he enlisted the help of Arcadia students, including Fatimah Cassim ’16 , Lydia Li ’16 , Christine...

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November 20, 2014

Arcadia Students Volunteer at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Robert Buscher , an adjunct professor who teaches Japanese cinematography at Arcadia University, is programming director for the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF). At this year’s PAAF, he enlisted the help of Arcadia students, including Fatimah Cassim ’16 , Lydia Li ’16 , Christine...

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November 20, 2014

Empty Bowl Dinner Raises More Than $13,000 for Hunger, Homelessness

Hundreds entered Grey Towers Castle to celebrate and enjoy Arcadia’s 21st Annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner on Nov. 17. Attendees selected handcrafted ceramic bowls made by Arcadia students, professional potters, and local elementary and high school students, filling them with delicious soups,...

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October 9, 2014

David Klein ’15: ‘Destination: Peace Corps’

David Klein ’15 came to Arcadia University certain about his path as a Knight: a first semester First-year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) student, an accelerated track into forensic science. But discovering the opportunities Arcadia offers to explore other interests and get involved on campus and...

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August 26, 2014

At Schools, Farms, Community Organizations, New Students Give Back for Day of Service

Two days before the start of classes, Brent Minery ’18 traveled with 24 other students to Special Equestrians Therapeutic Riding Center in Warrington, Pa. He paused, leaned against his bedding fork, and wiped a few beads of sweat from his brow. The work he and his fellow first-year students were...

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June 24, 2014

Arcadia Puts Best Foot Forward with Free Running Clinic for Philadelphia Nonprofit

On June 6, students from Arcadia’s Department of Physical Therapy collaborated with the Philadelphia chapter of Back on My Feet , a national nonprofit that uses running to empower and support those experiencing homelessness, to provide pro bono running injury analysis to several runners from the...

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April 28, 2014

Physician Assistant Students Provide Healthcare in Nicaragua

In March, 41 eager Arcadia University physician assistant students from both the Glenside and Christiana campuses arrived at the Philadelphia airport to depart for Managua, Nicaragua. Through the Global Brigades Organization, students would participate in a medical mission trip in conjunction with...

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April 9, 2014

Arcadia Student-Athletes Help Clean Up Campus for NCAA Division III Week

A total of 100 Arcadia University student-athletes took part in a campus cleanup effort on Monday, April 7, as a part of the NCAA Division III Week, which runs from April 7 to 13. View photo gallery . The campus cleanup was organized by Arcadia’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and...

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April 3, 2014

Alternative Spring Break Rouses Thankfulness, Community

By JASMINE L. HENDERSON ’15 A day care, a children’s camp, and three homes in Leesburg and Fruitland Park, Fla., were given a new look by 41 Arcadia University students, alumni, and staff members over spring break as part of Arcadia’s 10th annual Alternative Spring Break trip. This was the second...

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January 28, 2014

Photos: Arcadia Volunteers Shred, Recycle, Donate, Collect for Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Service

On Jan. 19 and 20, more than 100 volunteers donated their time for Arcadia’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Service. Members of Arcadia’s baseball and equestrian teams, students, faculty, and other community members came together to shred paper, recycle electronics, and collect and transport...

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