Arcadia University News


June 25, 2012

Baldasarri ’62 Recognized with Golden Disc Award for Distinguished Achievement

Gilda Rorro Baldassari ’62 was teaching multicultural education and developing new curriculum to cross the barriers of segregation long before diversity became the norm. How did a double major in French and Spanish with a minor in Education become the champion for multicultural education?...

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June 25, 2012

Accomplished Career Earns Favazza ’62 Golden Disc for Distinguished Achievement

Barbara Starks Favazza ’62 graduated from Beaver College as Class Valedictorian, with Departmental Honors in Chemistry. She continued her education by attending the University of Virginia Medical School, earning her Doctor of Psychiatry degree in 1966, breaking through the Civil Rights barriers of...

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May 10, 2012

Seniors, Special Guest Enjoy Spotlight at Knight Club Show

Emotions were running high as Knight Club took to the stage for its two-night spring performance during Spring Fling weekend. On Friday, April 20, more than 20 seniors closed the sold-out show with a medley of songs from the 1990s and styles of dance ranging from hip-hop and modern to tap and...

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May 2, 2012

Spring Fling 2012—Behind the Scenes

By Heather Weaver, Assistant Director of Student Engagement Spring Fling 2012 was a huge success—hundreds of students, staff, faculty, alumni and guests participated in four days of events. ( View photos .) Everyone enjoyed tons of free food, novelties and entertainment. Whether students were...

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April 26, 2012

Young the Giant a Huge Hit at Woodstock

By Amanda Card ’12 If your ears aren’t ringing, you missed Arcadia’s Woodstock… and one of the greatest headliners in the event's history. A 46-date sold out tour and plans to perform at Bonnaroo didn’t stop Young The Giant from putting on a stellar show for Arcadia University. YTG rocked the Kuch...

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October 28, 2011

Marchese Crowned Mr. Beaver 2011

By Heather Weaver, Assistant Director of Student Engagement The longstanding tradition of the Student Programming Board’s Mr. Beaver was again upheld on Saturday, Oct. 22, in the Kuch Center Gym. This year’s theme was “A Red Carpet Affair.” Students were encouraged to “dress to impress.” The gym...

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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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October 21, 2011

Mr. Beaver Hits the Red Carpet, Oct. 22

Six of Arcadia’s finest men will go head-to-head for the title of Mr. Beaver 2011 on Saturday, Oct. 22. The annual event, sponsored by the Student Programming Board, begins at 8 p.m. in the Kuch Center Gym. This year’s theme is A Red Carpet Affair; each competitor will play the role of a favorite...

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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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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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April 29, 2011

200 Attend 'My Big Fat Greek Dance'

By Dave Reale ’09 More than 200 students—many wearing homemade togas—attended My Big Fat Greek Dance, held during Spring Fling. Organized by Soula Disakias , Dance Chair of the Student Programming Board, the event provided a way for students to encounter a unique culture they might not have...

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April 29, 2011

Class of 2011 Wins Jell-O Tug of War

By Dave Reale ’09 On April 15, during Spring Fling, the sixth annual Jell-O Tug of War saw eight teams competing for a chance at victory and a $500 check for their class. Like last year, the Class of 2011 emerged victorious, beating out team Matt Damon. Originally fearing the weather would hinder...

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April 22, 2011

Rain Couldn’t Dampen the Sounds of Woodstock

April showers didn’t put a damper on Spring Fling’s Woodstock event on April 16. The Arcadia community pulled together to load the bands and equipment into the Kuch Center. Students came equipped with blankets and Frisbees to keep the outdoor festival atmosphere of the event. The five bands who...

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April 15, 2011

Spring Fling: Many Activities, One Great Tradition

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 With a legacy that spans more than 150 years, Arcadia has had a number of traditions that have brought the University community together and fostered class and college spirit. As spring semester draws to a close and the prospect of summer vacation plans approach, students...

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March 4, 2011

Over N’ Out Wins Battle of the Bands, Place at Woodstock

More than 200 students gathered in Stiteler Auditorium to watch five regional bands contended in Battle of the Bands on Saturday, Feb. 26. The winner was five-piece band Over N’ Out from Baltimore, Md. They received a contract to play Arcadia's Woodstock concert on Saturday, April 16. “We’re all...

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February 25, 2011

First-Year Student Brings His Band to the Battle, Feb. 26

Jonathan Cooney ’14 has already recorded two EPs and played in the company of several nationally touring acts on some of the most popular stages in the Northeast. This weekend, his band, The Pleasure, will add Arcadia University’s Stiteler Auditorium to its list of venues conquered, going head to...

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November 16, 2010

Blogs Feature Art Gallery, Empty Bowl Events

PAPRESSBLOG featured the upcoming Arcadia University Art Gallery event, Mapping Nowhere: A conversation with the Hand Drawn Map Association , in a Nov. 11 post. "Planned in conjunction with the exhibition ‘Nowhere: Selections from the Files of the Hand Drawn Map Association’ (on view through Dec...

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October 26, 2010

Empty Bowl Dinner Announced in Newspaper

The Times-Chronicle (Fort Washington, Pa.) reported Oct. 13, “Arcadia to Hold Empty Bowl Dinner.” Arcadia University holds its annual Empty Bowl Dinner to fight hunger and homelessness on Monday, Nov. 15, in Grey Towers Castle. The community is invited to participate in this service event. Seating...

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April 20, 2010

Woodstock: Jealousy Curve Converts Envy to Inspiration

By Sarah Schwartz '10 They’ve toured with The All-American Rejects, The Academy Is… and Rooney, and opened for Stone Temple Pilots. They’re currently recording their second full length with highly esteemed producer Phil Nicolo. On Saturday, April 24, Jealousy Curve ’s path collides with Arcadia...

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April 13, 2010

Saving Jane: Single Handedly Saving Pop?

By Sarah R. Schwartz '10 Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, you’ve heard of Saving Jane. Their single “Girl Next Door” has been featured as the theme of MTV’s Tiara Girls and was included on the hit compilation Now 22. For those of us attempting to hide from cable...

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