Arcadia University News

February 16, 2015

In Huffington Post, Atkins Urges High Schools to Enact Mercy Rules

In January, California’s San Bernardino Arroyo Valley High School basketball team held a 159-point lead over Bloomington High. In the same month, the girls basketball team at Holy Redeemer High School in Pennsylvania beat MMI Prep 125-13. Larry Atkins , professor of journalism, takes issue with...

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February 12, 2015

Arcadia Signs Agreement with Korea’s Daejin University

On Feb. 6, Arcadia University President Nicolette DeVille Christensen and President Geun-young Lee of Korea’s Daejin University signed an appendix agreement to a Memorandum of Understanding in Grey Towers Castle. The appendix will allow groups of Daejin University students to come to Arcadia for a...

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December 18, 2012

Bornstein Presents at NCSS and PCSS Conferences

In November, Dr. Jodi Bornstein , Assistant Professor and Director of Urban Fieldwork and the Equity Collaborative, presented “Circling Up: Focusing on Community in Social Studies Methods” at the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Conference in Seattle, Wash. At the conference, she also...

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December 17, 2012

Abboud Receives Grants to Study Capital Flight in Syria

Dr. Samer N. Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies, recently received two grants to study capital flight during the Syrian conflict. Both grants will support Abboud’s travel in Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar to conduct research with Syrians displaced during...

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December 17, 2012 Central Bucks Student Receives University Achievement Award reported on Dec. 17 that Heather Zimba of Central Bucks High School South "has been presented with an Arcadia University achievement award of $1,000. Zimba was one of five winners of an essay contest held in October during the university's undergraduate open house." Read the article...

August 29, 2012 McRae Joins Arcadia as Vice President for Advancement reported on Aug. 27, "Arcadia University, Glenside, hired Mary McRae as vice president for advancement. She was vice president for university advancement at Rowan University. She was chief operating officer of the Shore Medical Center Foundation in Somers Point." Read the full story .

June 25, 2012

Featured Contributor: Artist and Educator Jamar Nicholas

By Purnell T. Cropper Jamar Nicholas is a mild-mannered guy, fond of button-down shirts and light lunches at Elcy’s Café. On campus he’s known mostly as the dude who holds things together at Spruance Fine Arts Center, managing the office and assisting at the Art Gallery. But like many of the comic...

June 14, 2012

‘Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn’ Appears on UCLA’s Shelves

Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn (Ceramic Works, 5000 BCE-2010 CE) by Richard Torchia , Director of the Arcadia University Art Gallery, and Gregg Moore , Associate Professor of Art and Design, was recently added to UCLA’s (University of California, Los Angeles) library and collections. Read more . View...

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May 15, 2012

Focus on Fun: Women’s Soccer Team Runs Youth Clinics in the Community

Arcadia University’s Women’s Soccer program is known for its on-field success, but scoring goals and winning games isn’t all its student-athletes have to offer. The team recently held a youth soccer clinic for the Enon Youth Girls Soccer Program at Enon’s Bowl Field. The draw of a top women’s...

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February 7, 2012

Reynard ’10M, Sports4Hope Founder Makes Peaceful Progress in Congo

Stephen Reynard ’10M , founder of Sports4HOPE , an organization that seeks to prevent and reconcile conflicts through sport and peace education, recently appeared on News Channel 5 of Nashville, Tenn. Reynard moved to the Eastern region of Congo in the fall of 2011 to work with three communities...

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February 3, 2012

Forensic Science Students Participate in American Academy Meeting, Feb. 20-25

Second year students in Arcadia University’s FEPAC accredited Master’s in Forensic Science program will attend the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS) meeting, in Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 20-25. Three Arcadia students have been selected to present their research. Emmi Slivka and Theresa Scott...

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August 26, 2011

Standard-Speaker: Ambrose '11, Richie '11 Earn B.A. Degrees

On Aug 20, The Standard-Speaker (Hazleton, Pa.) featured two area residents who both graduated from Arcadia University. Area students earning degrees are: Alisa Ambrose of Weatherly. She was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies, and was one of more than 248 graduates fulfilling Arcadia’s...

August 26, 2011

Two River Times: Tate '11, Shindel '11 Earn B.A. Degrees

The Two River Times (Red Bank, N.J.) reported on Aug. 19, "Ceton Tate, Highlands, graduated from Arcadia University, Glenside, Pa., with a Bachelor of Arts in theater arts and English, with departmental honors. William Shindel, Fair Haven, graduated from Arcadia University with a Bachelor of Arts...

July 7, 2010

Dr. Elliot Gevis ’80 Makes House Calls, Even to Haiti

By Larry Atkins When the 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010, Dr. Elliot Gevis ’80 knew that he couldn’t just stand by and watch the tragedy on television without trying to help. “Obviously, there was a need,” says Gevis, a practicing pediatrician in Philadelphia. “I started calling various...


June 29, 2010

Bette E. Landman Plate Goes to Class of 1955

At Alumni Reunion in June, the Bette E. Landman Plate was awarded to the Class of 1955 with a total five-year gift of $520,502.09. First presented at Reunion 2004, The Bette E. Landman Plate is awarded to the Reunion class that gives the largest five-year combined gift to Arcadia. This gift...


June 23, 2010

Alumni Leadership Award Goes to Wainwright

Grace Wainwright, Class of 2010, is the recipient of the Alumni Leadership Award, presented at Reunion by the Office of Alumni Relations to a member of the senior class who exemplifies outstanding leadership qualities that promote pride and loyalty to the University. The recipient recognizes and...


June 15, 2010

Neafsey Receives 2010 Senior Golden Disc Award

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 At Reunion on Friday, June 4, Stephen A. Neafsey ’10 was presented with the Senior Golden Disc Award for demonstrating a lasting commitment and dedication to Arcadia University and inspiring the admiration of his classmates. The Senior Golden Disc Award is presented to a...


June 8, 2010

CGS Catalogs Win Communicator Awards

The College of Global Studies marketing team won two Communicator Awards from The International Academy of the Visual Arts for creative excellence in communications. The two Silver Awards of Distinction are in the categories of Brochure—Catalog Design and Brochure—Cover Design. Laura Baldwin is The...

June 8, 2010

Duffy Retires as Director of Student Teaching

Staff and faculty honored Dr. Jane Duffy , one of the first graduates of Arcadia’s Doctor of Education in Special Education program, on her retirement after 10 years as Arcadia’s Director of Student Teaching and Fieldwork at a luncheon on May 25. Duffy started her career in education as a special...

May 11, 2010

Arcadia Partners with Constitution Center on Summer Institutes

Arcadia University is partnering with the National Constitution Center for the center’s 2010 Summer Teacher Institutes. “This will be the third summer partnering with the NCC,” says Debbie Schwartz , Coordinator Arcadia’s Center for Adult and Professional Education programs. Arcadia offers three...

May 4, 2010

Students Compete in Physician Assistant Olympics for Charity

On Saturday, April 24, the Physician Assistant classes of 2011 and 2012, along with PA faculty, represented Arcadia University at the eighth annual Physician Assistants Olympics in New Jersey, a fundraiser in which students from area programs compete in games created by the student and faculty...