Arcadia University News

November 9, 2018

Mr. Beaver Turns the Big Four-Oh 

This year marked the 40th anniversary of the Mr. Beaver Beauty Pageant, a Miss America-style production launched during an era of Beaver College characterized by idiosyncratic festivities and “inside joke” events. One of Arcadia’s longest standing traditions, Mr. Beaver has attracted Britney Spears...

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May 23, 2016

The Class of 2016 Steps to the Future

Over 1,000 Arcadia University students earned doctoral, master’s, and baccalaureate degrees at Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies on May 19 and 20 on Haber Green. At Thursday's Graduate Ceremony , Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters recipient Lois Haber ’71, ’16H retired CEO and...

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June 5, 2014

Now on Display: Photography Exhibition Showcases Preview Experiences

Arcadia University’s Art Research Collaboration (ARC) Exhibition Program, in conjunction with the Office of University Communications, is pleased to present Signpost: A Preview Photography Exhibition , on display in the Great Room Lobby through Oct. 5. Prior to departing on Preview in March, the...

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May 23, 2014

Video: Undergraduate Commencement Recap

Read more about the event. Watch video of the complete graduate and undergraduate Commencement ceremonies.

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May 16, 2014

Commencement 2014: Arcadia Graduates Earn Place in University’s History, Are Urged to Find Joy, Give Back

Rain did little to dampen the spirits of the 512 Arcadia University students who earned baccalaureate degrees at the undergraduate Commencement on Friday, May 16. The Kuch Center Alumni Gymnasium, which served as the site for the undergraduate ceremony, crackled with energy as graduates and their...

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April 18, 2014

Photos: Woodstock 2014

Photos by Jordan Cameron ’17, Allee Garry ’14, Amy Jordan ’17, Jennifer Kocsis ’17, Jordan Richards ’15, Christina Yee ’14

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April 16, 2014

Photos: Blitz Carnival 2014

Photos by Jordan Richards ’15 and Amy Jordan ’17


April 15, 2014

Photos: Scarlet and Grey Day 2014

Photos by Kara Wright ’14 and Christina Yee ’14


April 7, 2014

2014 Preview Photo Contest Winners Announced

Eight hundred and twenty photos were submitted for consideration in Arcadia University’s 2014 Preview Photo Contest. Here are the results, as announced at Global Expo on April 5, 2014. Grand Prize Winners Photo by Jennifer Kocsis ’17 . Location: Aran Islands, Galway, Ireland. Photo by Amy Jordan ’...

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April 3, 2014

Arcadia University’s 78th Honors Convocation Marks Student and Faculty Excellence

On Saturday, March 29, Arcadia University honored the academic excellence of more than 1,000 students and two faculty members at the 2014 Honors Convocation. More than 70 individual students received awards for their achievements on the college-, school-, and University-levels, and undergraduate...

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November 13, 2012

Arcadia University Ranks #1 in Study Abroad

Arcadia University continues as a top university in the United States for study abroad. Arcadia is ranked #1 for the percentage of undergraduate students participating in a study abroad experience of master’s level schools, according to the Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange...

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October 30, 2012

5K, Alumni Picnic Among Highlights of Homecoming 2012

Alumni returned to campus on Saturday, Oct. 13, to celebrate a festive and beautiful homecoming, enjoy the student carnival along the Walk of Pride, join families at the afternoon picnic and cheer on the soccer, field hockey and volleyball teams. The campus grounds were beautiful, decked out in...

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October 24, 2012

Classic Fairy Tales Remixed at Mr. Beaver

By FRANCESCA MAYR ’16 Photography PEDRO LEAL ’13 The Mr. Beaver pageant, a longstanding Arcadia tradition, was given a touch of whimsical magic this year as male contestants assumed fairy tale princess or magical creature alter egos. Their escorts took on the roles of prince, sidekick or nemesis in...

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September 21, 2012

Excitement Blooms at Preview 2013 Kickoff

By FRANCESCA MAYR ’16 Photography CHRISTINA YEE ’14 Students bobbed their heads in time to world-beat music while perusing display tables along the Walk of Pride at Preview Kickoff. The colorful, crowded event provided a first look at Preview 2013 destinations—a whopping 19 locations around the...

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September 7, 2012

Arcadia Celebrates the New Academic Year with Pomp and Circumstance—and a Party

The 2012 University Convocation was standing room only, as more than 1,000 members of the Arcadia University community broke from their busy schedules to celebrate the new academic year on Aug. 28. Some filed into Kuch Alumni Gymnasium wearing formal academic garb, while others were clad in...

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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 24, 2012

Arcadia University Move-In Day 2012: A Bird's-Eye View

Moving the largest incoming class in school history into residence halls is no small feat—it takes a well coordinated community effort. So Arcadia University faculty, staff and even student-athletes who were on campus early for preseason welcomed the Class of 2016 and new transfer students the best...

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June 28, 2012

Alumni Honored with Awards During Reunion 2012

While Reunion is a time to reminisce and remember, those celebrating also reaffirm their affinity for their alma mater through class gifts. This year, reunion classes made a total combined five-year gift of over $1.7 million. As part of this gift, the 50th reunion class makes a special donation...

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June 25, 2012

Traditions Renewed During Reunion Weekend

By Georgene Pilling ’04M, Program Director for Alumni Relations More than 300 alumni, family and friends gathered at Arcadia University during Reunion Weekend to catch up with classmates, revisit their old campus haunts, explore the new Commons and enjoy a brilliant fireworks display. Watch a recap...

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June 25, 2012

Costello-Leraris ’92 Receives Golden Disc for Meritorious Service

Kerry Costello-Leraris ’92 represents the ideal alumna—she was an active student leader and, after graduation, never stopped giving back to her alma mater. In fact, when she was awarded the 1992 Senior Golden Disc Award for her significant achievements as a student, there was the hope that she...

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