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June 24, 2011

Zeitz Reflects on Arcadia's Global Connections

Editor’s Note: The following article appeared in the May 2011 Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) Update. It is personal account written by Calynn Zeitz ’11 on Arcadia University’s innovative Global Learning Curriculum, the result of the Shared Futures Project. By Calynn...

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May 10, 2011

Read It Online: Spring 2011 Arcadia Magazine

The Spring 2011 online issue of Arcadia magazine is now live at magazine.arcadia.edu . Read about Arcadia students’ journeys and the University’s groundbreaking undergraduate curriculum. Discover Dominica’s bumpy road to a sustainable economy and learn about students’ research on the island’s...

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April 22, 2011

Arcadia Students, Faculty to Host Sixth Graders from AB Day School, April 26

Sixth graders from Anna B. (AB) Day School in Philadelphia will visit Arcadia to get a peek at college life and participate in educational activities as part of an ongoing partnership with the University on Tuesday, April 26. Funded by Lawrence J. and Anne Rubenstein Charitable Foundation, the...

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April 22, 2011

Provost Tours Preview Locations to Discuss Experience with Students

Dr. Steve O. Michael , Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, journeyed to three Preview locations over spring break to meet with students and learn firsthand the value of the Preview program, which Arcadia pioneered in 1994. “A global experience has become a signature piece of an Arcadia...

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March 29, 2011

Scotland Preview Students Encounter Currency in Classroom Comparisons

“The most exciting part of Preview was the freedom to choose to do what I wanted or was most interested in doing while abroad,” says Elementary and Special Education major Stephanie Fell ’14 who recently returned from Scotland Preview. Teamed up with fellow honors student and Elementary Education...

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March 22, 2011

Arcadia Knight Leads to Chance Encounter Atop Eiffel Tower

By Michelle Tooker ’07,’10M In one of those “small world” moments, students on Paris Preview met an Arcadia alum and senior atop the Eiffel Tower. The chance encounter wouldn’t have happened if it wasn't for a little help from Arcadia’s Knight. While Kara Wright ’14 , Sara Lemley ’14 , Jordyn...

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March 18, 2011

Preview Students Love Paris, Master the Metro

By Michelle Tooker ’07,’10M All it took was a little juice and some croissants to stave off jet lag and energize first-year students on Preview as part of "Paris and the Revolution of 1789." Five days in, they’ve mastered the Metro and are discovering the City of Light’s iconic landmarks and best-...

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March 11, 2011

60% of Freshmen Board Planes for Preview 2011

Nearly 60 percent of the Class of 2014 as well as about 70 transfer students are boarding buses Friday and Saturday, headed to Europe, New Zealand and Mexico on Arcadia University’s Preview program. Preview has been an Arcadia tradition since 1994. First-year students, faculty and staff are headed...

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March 11, 2011

New Zealand: Studying Māori, British and Polynesian Identity

Students on the Preview plane flight headed to Auckland, New Zealand, will have plenty of time to ponder race and culture, and what they might experience when they immerse themselves for a week in contemporary New Zealand, peopled with indigenous Māori, descendents of British colonialism, and...

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March 11, 2011

Vienna and Sicily Preview: Transfer Students

Transfer students chose this year between Vienna Preview , where they will learn about the pivotal role that Austria played in both world wars and see this story told through the amazing art and architecture of the city—and Italy Preview to Sicily, where they will investigate the historical and...

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March 8, 2011

Risk Analyst Digs Foundations for Better Communities Abroad

Daniel Bradley ’06 isn’t the type to relax on the beach when he goes on vacation. A catastrophe risk analyst for the reinsurance brokerage division of Towers Watson (TW), Bradley also likes mixing cement and digging foundations. As a volunteer he does more than make calculations about risk; he...

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January 19, 2011

Arcadia University Hailed As 'Study-Abroad Mecca'

In the Dec. 26 edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer , Staff Writer Aubrey Whelan names Arcadia University a “study-abroad mecca.” Her article, Study abroad: Before you go, do homework , discusses the process and importance of choosing the appropriate program. Of Arcadia, Whelan writes, “its College...

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January 19, 2011

Arcadia University Hailed As 'Study-Abroad Mecca'

In the Dec. 26 edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer , Staff Writer Aubrey Whelan names Arcadia University a “study-abroad mecca.” Her article, Study abroad: Before you go, do homework , discusses the process and importance of choosing the appropriate program. Of Arcadia, Whelan writes, “its College...

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December 21, 2010

Preview Leaders Named for Spring 2011

Janice Finn , Associate Dean of International Affairs, has announced the faculty and staff members selected for the annual Arcadia spring break tradition since 1994—Preview! Preview is a spring break experience for first-year students and transfer students at Arcadia University. Arcadia faculty and...

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November 16, 2010

Arcadia University Ranks #1 in Nation in Undergraduate Participation in Study Abroad

Arcadia University has the #1 undergraduate participation rate in the nation, marking its leadership in international education with an undergraduate participation of 132.2 percent, higher than any other college or university in the United States, according to the Open Doors 2010 report released...

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November 16, 2010

Montgomery News: Cheltenham Students’ Plays To Be Performed at Arcadia

“For more than two decades, the Cheltenham School District and Philadelphia Young Playwrights organization have been partnered to provide an outlet for fledgling creative writers,” writes Kaitlyn Foti ’08 , an Arcadia University alum and staff writer for Montgomery News , in a feature story on Nov...

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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November 9, 2010

Preview for Transfer Students: Vienna and Sicily in Spring 2011

Preview for transfer students expands this year, adding a Spring 2011 semester course with travel to Austria along with a course with travel to Italy over spring break, March 11 to 18. Each 2-credit course runs from late January until early April. “Vienna: From History to Modernity” will be taught...

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November 9, 2010

Alum Honored for 'Social Justice Causes in Community, World'

The Times of Trenton (N.J.) on Nov. 1 reports that “ Mildred Rice-Jordan ’76M was inducted into Temple University’s Gallery of Success, which annually honors one graduate from each of the university’s 17 schools.” “Mildred Rice-Jordan missed out on a few things during her school days. She’s spent...

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November 5, 2010

Softball Alum Candidate for Phillies Ball Girl

On Nov. 3 WPHL Channel 17 Sports reported on Phillies Ballgirl Tryouts happening on Friday. One of the candidates is Kiersten Hughes ’09 , who played softball at Arcadia University and played in a European Pitch Tour representing the United States.

November 2, 2010

Education Alum Named to Gallery of Success

Mildred Rice Jordan , who earned a master’s degree at Arcadia, went from night school to a Ph.D. in education, and recently retired as a professor at Rider University in Lawrence. Temple University has named her to its Gallery of Success on behalf of Temple’s College of Eduation,” according to the...

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