Arcadia University News


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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January 24, 2014

Cheltenham Township Lauds Arcadia Student-Athletes for Community Service

On Jan. 22, the Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners presented 10 members of Arcadia’s men’s soccer team with Community Service Awards at the commissioner’s monthly meeting at Curtis Hall in Wyncote. The student-athletes were honored for assisting with tree decoration and staffing tables...

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January 2, 2014

Philadelphia Magazine: Arcadia MMS, MSFS, and MPH Degrees are ‘Hot’

In its November issue, Philadelphia Magazine quoted Erin Kardon , director of graduate admissions and enrollment management, in “The Philly Degree: Philadelphia Magazine ’s Guide to the Region’s Top Grad Schools. “The physician assistant program at Arcadia University has continually grown every...

June 26, 2013

Video: Physician Assistant Students Deliver Much-Needed Medical Care in Panama

In May, a joint-effort between Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant program and the local community provided 305 Panamanians with much-needed treatment for infectious diseases, diabetes, and other ailments via a mobile medical clinic. “The learning experience we encountered in Panama cannot be...

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May 8, 2013

Physician Assistant Students Compete at PA Olympics

On April 27, the Arcadia University Physician Assistant Program competed in the 11th Anniversary of the PA Olympics at Bamboo Gardens, along with 286 other students, faculty and guests from five of the local Philadelphia Physician Assistant programs. These students come together each spring to...

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March 18, 2013

Student Volunteers Become Home Cook Heroes

By JAYSON FLORES ’14 While most students were heading home for spring break, executive members of Arcadia for a Better Community (ABC) Shannon Goerke ’12, Kate Slenzak ’15, Jeremy Garcia ’14 and Jayson Flores ’14 gathered groceries and prepared to drive into Philadelphia. They were set to take part...

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January 24, 2013

Arcadia University Takes Action Against Hunger

By FRANCESCA MAYR ’16 Photography JIN ZHAO ’13 On a glacial Monday afternoon, service-minded Arcadia University students, joined by members of the surrounding community, gathered in the sports dome to prepare nutritious meals for those in need at the second annual Pack-a-thon. Shaking the cold from...

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December 17, 2012

6ABC: Arcadia University Helps SPEAK for the Homeless

6ABC Action News reported that Arcadia University joined SPEAK (Staying Positive Equals Amazing Kids) and other local community organizations to serve Thanksgiving dinners and distribute winter coats, blankets and other clothing to those in need on Nov. 18. SPEAK is a nonprofit organization that...

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December 4, 2012

PA Students Donate 800-Plus Meals for Hunger Awareness Month

Arcadia University's Physician Assistant program organized a food drive for Hunger Awareness Month. Beginning Oct. 18 and concluding with the Empty Bowl Fundraiser on Nov. 12, students collected more than 600 cans of food and 200 assorted pastas, grains and instant meals, which were donated to...

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November 7, 2012

Genetic Counseling Students Volunteer at Ride Ataxia Benefit

Students from Arcadia University’s Genetic Counseling master’s program were up before the sun on Oct. 7 to support Philadelphia’s fourth annual Ride Ataxia , a bicycle race to benefit the Friedrich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA), a national, non-profit organization dedicated to curing Friedrich’...

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October 17, 2012

PA Students Exceed Red Cross Goal, Continue Service Efforts with Food Drive

Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant students worked in cooperation with the American Red Cross to hold a two-day blood drive on campus in September. Thanks to the support of the campus community, they exceeded their goal of 80 donations, collecting a total of 124. The PA students look forward...

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September 14, 2012

Glenside's Hunter Soccer Club Trains with Arcadia's Women's Team on New Turf Field

Usually a stronghold full of fans wearing scarlet and grey t-shirts and collegiate gear, Arcadia University's Easton Field was swarmed by players in blue and white uniforms on Sept. 13. That evening, Arcadia's women's soccer team welcomed more than 50 girls from Glenside's Hunter Soccer Club to a...

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August 29, 2012

48 Students Clear a Path for Creativity with Heart of Camden

The chiming of hammers and crowbars could be heard blocks away. As part of Arcadia University's Day of Service, 48 students traveled to Camden, N.J., to help Heart of Camden create a welcoming space for art and craftsmanship in Waterfront South on Aug. 27. Sleeves rolled, dust masks in place, they...

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August 27, 2012

FYSAE Students Participate in Campus-based Community Services Day Activities

Approximately 60 First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) students participated in campus-based Community Service Day events on Monday, Aug. 27. Amid the anticipation and excitement of their departure that afternoon for a semester of study in the United Kingdom, students were happily focused on...

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August 15, 2012

Newsworks: Arcadia Honors Students Inspire Local Youth Minister, Bolster New Non-Profit

NewsWorks recently reported on a collaboration between Arcadia University Honors students and local youth minister Amy Scalera, which led to the creation of Teen UpRise, a non-profit organization serving local youth in Manayunk and Roxborough. Roxborough resident Amy Scalera has always known that...

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July 10, 2012

Once Homeless, Reynoso ’12 Graduates with Honors and a Passion for Human Rights Law

Growing up in the Bronx, Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso ’12 was taught that with hard work she could go anywhere and achieve anything. But during the nights she spent sleeping in New York City subway stations, depending on the kindness of acquaintances for her next meal, she was shaken. Attending college was...

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