Arcadia University News

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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August 30, 2011

AU Sweater Project: Students Help Create Blankets for AIDs Orphans

The AU Sweater Project was organized by Alyssa Ramos-Reynosos ’12 , a Political Science major, with assistance from Flo Webb ’10 , who is now pursuing a master’s degree in Humanities. Both have been involved with Community Service during their time at Arcadia. Ramos-Reynosos studied abroad in...

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August 26, 2011

Fisher '11 Turns Post-Katrina Service Work into Post-Grad Research, Career

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 As a sophomore at Arcadia, Lauren Fisher ’11 joined the Office of Community Service's Alternative Spring Break trip to Jean Lafitte and Boothsville, La. on a whim; she had no idea how much the experience would impact her life. Fisher's new-found passion for service led her...

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August 26, 2011

Arcadia Students To Help Glenside With Streetscape Project, Tookany Creek Clean-up

On Monday, Aug. 29, Arcadia University’s Class of 2015 and new transfer students, joined by Arcadia faculty and staff, will put more than 1,000 hours of sweat equity into community projects in Glenside and Philadelphia as part of Community Service Day, an Arcadia tradition that began in 1991. About...

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May 24, 2011

Arcadia Named to President's Community Service Honor Roll

The Corporation for National and Community Service has named Arcadia University to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Selection to the honor roll is recognition from the highest levels of the federal government of Arcadia’s commitment to service and civic engagement...

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March 29, 2011

Volunteers Still Needed for Campus-Wide Hunger Challenge, April 6

Arcadia University’s Honors Program and Cindy Rubino , Coordinator of Community Service, will box hundreds of breakfasts to deliver to Aid for Friends , which serves members of the community without access to food. Volunteers are still needed for the event, which takes place on Wednesday, April 6,...

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January 25, 2011

16 Students Participate in Service Learning in Guatemala

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 Sixteen students joined Terry Greiner and Dr. Erica R. Davila , Assistant Professor of Education, in Guatemala Jan. 8-16 as part of a four-credit interdisciplinary course. As part of the experience, which Greiner introduced to Arcadia in 2007, students traveled to Zacapa...

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