Arcadia University News


July 7, 2017

Arcadia Theater Receives Best of Glenside Award

Arcadia University Theater received the 2017 Best of Glenside Award in the Performing Arts Theater category. Each year, the Glenside Award Program identifies local organizations that benefit the community and achieve exceptional marketing success. The program works exclusively with local business...

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May 2, 2017

Computer Science Students Present at St. Joseph’s Research Symposium

On April 21, Computer Science students presented research on data mining and related topics at Saint Joseph's University’s Sigma Xi Research Symposium. Led by Dr. Kathy Macropol , assistant professor of Computer Science, 22 students presented the following posters: Christine Acurantes ’17 , Kin Lu...

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April 13, 2017

Dr. Boyd Featured in Berkshire Eagle as Honorary Degree Recipient

The Berkshire Eagle featured Dr. Julianne Mamana Boyd ’66 , co-founder of Barrington Stage Company, as the honorary degree recipient at Arcadia University’s Undergraduate Commencement on May 19. Read More

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April 13, 2017

Theater’s “Spitfire Grill” Highlighted in Broad Street Review

Arcadia University Theater Department was highlighted in a regional roundup of upcoming college and university productions by The Broad Street Review . Writer Mark Cofta named Spitfire Grill one of his “theater picks” for April. Read More

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April 7, 2017

The Artist in the Community Hosts “Art of the Syllabus” April 13

Join students from the University Seminar “The Artist in the Community” as they host the annual “Art of the Syllabus” exhibition on Thursday, April 13 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the Thrall Gallery in Spruance. The exhibition is a culmination of work created by the class and the organizations they...

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April 7, 2017

Mathematics Students Present at Association Meeting

Arcadia University Mathematics students presented at the regional meeting of the Mathematical Association of America on April 1 at Kutztown University. Each of the eight students, including two from Jiangxi University in China, spoke about different studies that they conducted. The presentations...

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March 15, 2017

Forensic Science Program Earns Reaccreditation from FEPAC

The Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) has renewed the accreditation for Arcadia University's Master of Science in Forensic Science program. Arcadia is one of the few institutions to hold accreditation, with only 16 fully accredited master’s programs in the United...

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March 13, 2017

Theater Takes 10 for Political Action

Theater students participated in The Ghostlight Project’s “Thank You 10” movement on March 8. With “Thank you 10” a common phrase in theater, with cast and crew replying that when a stage manager calls a 10-minute break, members of the Theater Arts program used their break to call their state and...

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February 15, 2017

Arcadia Theater Performs “Stop Kiss” Feb. 23 to March 5

Arcadia Theater brings its spring season to life with Stop Kiss , being staged in the Little Theater from Feb. 23 to March 5. Stop Kiss tells the poignant story of Callie and Sara, who unexpectedly fall in love. Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they...

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January 25, 2017

Theater Arts Students Support Inclusion and Diversity Through National Movement

On Jan. 19, Arcadia students gathered outside Spruance Fine Arts Center to support the Ghostlight Project, a national movement to resist intolerance, spread compassion, and ensure inclusion by creating “brave spaces” within the theater arts community. Inspired by the tradition of illuminating “...

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January 19, 2017

Arcadia Theater’s ‘Speech & Debate’ Reprised at National Festival; Wade and Deal ’17 Recognized for Excellence in Theater

On Jan. 6, Arcadia University Theater reprised its fall production of Speech & Debate at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Region II Festival (KCACTF). One of seven productions invited to perform at Montclair State University, Speech & Debate —by Tony Award-winning playwright...

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December 9, 2016

Arcadia Theater Takes “Speech & Debate” to National Festival

Arcadia University Theater’s fall production of “Speech & Debate” has been invited to participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Region II Festival on Jan. 6 at Montclair University. Written by Tony Award winning playwright Stephen Karam, “Speech & Debate” begins when...

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November 4, 2016

Glaccum Accepts Barrymore Award on Behalf of Azuka Theatre

At the 2016 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre on Oct. 24, Adjunct Professor Kevin Glaccum accepted the June and Steve Wolfson Award for an Evolving Theatre Company on behalf of Azuka Theatre, where he serves as artistic director. The award seeks to increase public awareness of Philadelphia...

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October 27, 2016

Arcadia University Theater Helms American Classic “Picnic”

Arcadia University continues its 2016-17 season with William Inge’s Picnic , performed at Arcadia’s Little Theatre from Nov. 10 to 20. This 1953 Pulitzer Prize winning play examines the loneliness and longing of women in a Midwestern town over a Labor Day weekend when a charismatic drifter shows...

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October 18, 2016

Smithsonian Institution Hosts Retrospective Exhibition of Kay WalkingStick ’59, ’11H

Artist Kay WalkingStick ’59, ’11H led alumni through a journey of art discovery in her retrospective, Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist , at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., on April 5. Beginning with her art from the 1970s, the retrospective...

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October 5, 2016

Arcadia University Opens Season with “Speech and Debate,” Oct. 7 to 16

Arcadia University Theater opens its 2016-17 season with Tony Award winning playwright Stephen Karam’s, “Speech & Debate.” This dark comedy runs Friday, Oct. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. in Arcadia’s Little Theatre, with matinee showings on Saturday and Sunday. “Speech & Debate” begins...

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August 18, 2016

Shandell Co-edits Anthology That Examines ‘Experiments in Democracy’

Jonathan Shandell , associate professor of Theater Arts, co-edited Experiments in Democracy: Interracial and Cross-Cultural Exchange in American Theater, 1912-1945 , alongside Dr. Cheryl Black, professor of theatre and director of graduate studies at the University of Missouri. Published by...

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April 6, 2016

Acrobatics and Puppetry Take the Stage as Midway Comes to Life

By Shani Carrington '18 On Thursday, April 7, Arcadia’s theater performers will step aside as puppets take center stage in Midway , the puppet show for adults written by Arcadia instructor and costume shop manager Alisa Kleckner . The show runs at the MainStage Theater through April 17. Midway...

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March 23, 2016

The Making of Midway: Students Blog About Upcoming Adult Puppet Show

By Lana Valente ’19 While the upcoming adult puppet show Midway depicts an unlikely duo's love story, apprentices Arianna Kendra '17 and Rose Fahringer '19 are writing their own story about life behind the scenes. The Making of Midway follows Kendra and Fahringer’s hard work crafting the set and...

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February 18, 2016

Students Honored at Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

By Lana Valente '19 Arianna Kendra ‘17 , Damien Figueras ‘16 , and Gabriella Santoro ‘16 were awarded scholarships, grants, and other prizes for their work in Arcadia theater productions at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Region II Festival (KC/ACTF), Jan. 12-16 at West Chester...

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February 16, 2016

Q&A: Alan Cumming

On Oct. 8, the Tony Award-winning, Emmy-nominated, New York Times -bestselling author Alan Cumming visited campus to meet with students and discuss his memoir, Not My Father’s Son , which was Arcadia’s First-Year Common Read selection. More than 1,200 students, alumni, and...

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