Arcadia University News

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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January 21, 2011

Arcadia Students Perform Community Service in Dominica

During a nine-day trip to Dominica, Arcadia University students taking a class on the Caribbean island's history, culture and development with Tom Brinker , Professor of Accounting, and Dr. Wayne Morra , Associate Professor of Economics, gave back to the community by cleaning up the isthmus at...

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January 21, 2011

Community Service's MLK Event Mentioned on Local TV

The Office of Community Service’s MLK Shredding and Recycling event, which was held on Jan. 16 and 17, was well attended. WPVI-ABC's 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts mentioned the event as part of the MLK activities going on in the area. The event was mentioned on KWY-CBS 3 as well.

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September 14, 2010

Giving Factory Thanks New Students for Backpack-a-thon

Arcadia University first-year and new transfers students received “a sincere thank you from all of us here at the Giving Factory for the incredible work of Arcadia volunteers at this year's Backpack-a-thon!” on Aug. 30, said the Cradles to Crayons Team. “Thanks to you, 500 children in need enjoyed...

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January 19, 2010

Shoes, Soup, Shredding Mark MLK Service Efforts

Arcadia University celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 18, by collecting shoes and supplies for Haiti, by donating gently used items for numerous local charities, by bringing in boxes of paper for shredding, and by packing soup for shut-ins. ( Photos .) Sleeping bags, tents,...

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