Arcadia University News

June 22, 2012

Vergara ’12 Aims to Build a Business and Strengthen a Community

Coming from a long line of successful and independent entrepreneurs, Justin Vergara ’12 has some big shoes to fill. And for the Vergara family, business is much more than cash flow and profit margins: It’s about building relationships and strengthening communities. Through rigorous coursework and...

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June 19, 2012

Advocate: Incoming First-Year Accomplishes a Lifetime of Charitable Leadership

Advocate of Eldersburg & Sykesville (Westminster, Md.) reported that Stephanie Feinberg , an incoming member of the Class of 2016, has organized more fundraising and charitable activities during her time at South Carroll High School than many people do in a lifetime. While she has collected...

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June 18, 2012

Sunday Dispatch: Sniegowski ’12 Receives Civic Engagement Award

Sunday Dispatch (Pittston, Pa.) reported that Rachel Sniegowski ’12 received the Civic Engagement Award at Arcadia's Undergraduate Commencement. Sniegowski was one of 14 students to receive the Civic Engagement Award, which honors those students who have man community and civic engagement integral...

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May 4, 2012

Grosslein ’11 Lands VISTA Position with TTF

Abby Grosslein ’11 recently landed a position as a VISTA Tree Campaign Organizer with Tookany/Tacony-FrankfordWatershed Partnership, Inc. (TTF) . This year she will be collaborating on the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Plant One Million initiative to provide street trees for homeowners in...

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March 20, 2012

Clymer ’11, Arcadia Students Collaborate on Cheltenham Clean-up

Stephanie Clymer ’11 , AmeriCorps VISTA/Community Liaison at Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc. (TTF) , led 15 Arcadia University students in Social Action and Social Change, a course taught by Dr. Jeffery Shultz , Professor and Assistant Provost of Special Projects, to mark more...

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March 20, 2012

Glenside News: Six Arcadia Students Honored for Community Mural Arts Contribution

Glenside News reported on March 4, “The Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners honored students from Arcadia University and others for their contributions to a mural on the Roberts block in Downtown Glenside. At the request of the township, students created a mural to enhance a 1916 Beaux-Art...

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March 6, 2012

Times Chronicle: Cheltenham Commissioners Honor Students for Mural

The March 4 Times Chronicle reports, "The Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners honored students from Arcadia University and others for their contributions to a mural on the Roberts block in Downtown Glenside." The newspaper continued: The Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners honored...

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March 2, 2012

Cote ’13 Gains Hands-On Experience Abroad with Arcadia, Hearts In Motion reported on Erin Cote’13 and her recent experience during a service trip to Guatemala with Arcadia University, Feb. 29. Because of the lack of health care workers in that country, it was necessary for doctors and nurses to ask Ms. Cote, who was volunteering her time during her...

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February 17, 2012

Teaming Up to End World Hunger

By Michael Schwartz ’14 After enjoying snacks and warm beverages in the Sports Pavilion, volunteers from Arcadia University and beyond shuffled into the Dome with a single goal in mind: fight world hunger. For the second year in a row, Arcadia’s Office of Community Service and the international...

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February 17, 2012

Arcadia Art Students Partner with Glenside to Transform Blight to Beauty

On Wednesday, Feb. 15, eight Arcadia University students and three members of the Glenside community were recognized for resurrecting the Glenside Train Station’s welcoming character. Once a burned out, vacant commercial building hosting graffiti and scars from the past, the historic Robert Block...

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February 10, 2012

Pack-a-Thon Bursts with Local Celebs, Feb. 12

Join Philadelphia celebrities and distinguished local professionals at Arcadia’s Pack-a-Thon for Stop Hunger Now on Sunday, Feb. 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Dome. The event is being organized by the Office of Community Service . ( Register .) The Philadelphia Union Mobile Marketing Tour, members of...

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January 27, 2012

102 Volunteers Fill Trucks for Charitable Trusts During MLK Weekend

show.swf%3Fv%3D109615 Arcadia University and the Office of Community Service made a difference in the community by hosting a “Shredding, eWaste and Repurposing Event” in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 15 and 16. "There was a great turn out by over 300 community members spread across...

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January 24, 2012

Delaware Campus PA Students Help Local Family as Part of 3 Community Service Projects

By Emily Pilachowski, PA Student Community service is an important part of a well-rounded student experience that benefits both the community and volunteers. During the fall semester, Physician Assistant and Public Health students at Arcadia University's Delaware Campus participated in three...

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January 13, 2012 Arcadia Hosts Shredding Event, Jan. 15-16 recently listed Arcadia University's Shredding, eWaste and Repurposing Event, which will take place on campus Jan. 15 and 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by to drop off your used, but still usable, items! We are hoping to fulfill many non-profits' wish lists, which include: clothes,...

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November 15, 2011

Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96M.Ed. Fuses Art, Service and Education

By JoLynne Bremmer ’10 Finding new ways to pursue her many passions, Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96M.Ed. , has enjoyed a multifaceted career as both an artist and an educator. Over the last 30 years, she has worked as a teacher, a small business owner, a photojournalist and a dedicated volunteer. She...

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November 11, 2011

Arcadia Walks to End Domestic Violence—and Reunites with Beneficiary of Its Support

Editor's Note : On Oct. 22, more than 60 Arcadians participated in the Fourth Annual Walk to End Domestic Violence organized by State Senator LeAnna Washington. “I am very proud that so many Arcadia students, faculty, staff and family members joined me and Kim for the Walk,” says President Carl (...

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October 25, 2011

Glenside News: Arcadia Hosts Empty Bowl Dinner, Nov. 14

The Glenside News Globe Times Chronicle (Glenside, Pa.) reported on Arcadia University's annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner which will be held on Nov. 14, in Grey Towers Castle. Everyone who attends will get to select a handcrafted bowl made by Arcadia students and local artists from the community...

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September 9, 2011

A Decade After 9/11: Express Yourself

In the days after the tragic events on Sept. 11, 2001, the American flag became a symbol of hope and pride. On the 10th anniversary of the attacks, Arcadia students are asked to share their memories by contributing to a campus-wide collaborative flag. To participate, students are asked to express...

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September 2, 2011

Students Fill 600 Backpacks for Schoolchildren at Cradles to Crayons

By Michelle Tooker ’07,’10M As part of New Student Orientation, more than 40 first-year students and Orientation Leaders (OLs) volunteered at Cradles to Crayons to pack book bags for needy schoolchildren. With a high level of dedication and enthusiasm, students filled more than 600 backpacks with...

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August 30, 2011

First-Year, Transfer Students Complete 1,433 Hours of Service

On Monday, Aug. 29, a total of 454 first-years, transfer students and orientation leaders participated in the traditional new student Day of Service during Orientation. They performed a total of 1,433 hours of community service and 13 projects. “We are educating our community’s leaders,” said...

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August 30, 2011

New Students Strengthen 50-Year Bond with St. Peter's in Glenside

By Purnell T. Cropper Following Hurricane Irene, members of the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Property Committee, including Jeanne Robson, were especially grateful to see 26 energetic Arcadia students arrive in the church parking lot on Monday morning, ready to work. Arcadia students have...

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