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July 17, 2019

One-Stop Shop Highlighted in National Survey

Arcadia’s One-Stop Shop was one of seven collegiate departments highlighted in a national report by Hanover Research, “Benchmarking Analysis: Organizing and Operating One Stop Shops.” Arcadia was featured in discussions about supporting veterans, cross training staff, integrating services, being...

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May 31, 2019

Students Honored at 17th annual ALANA & International Student Recognition Ceremony

Arcadia University celebrated the achievements of international students and graduating students of African, Latino, Asian, and Native American (ALANA) descent at the 17th annual ALANA & International Student Recognition Ceremony on May 11. This year, 13 graduate students and 49 undergraduate...

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March 7, 2019

Arcadia Hosts Race Historian Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author and Charles and Mary Beard professor of History at Rutgers University, discussed female abolitionists and runaway slaves at Arcadia on March 5. After, attendees watched Sisters in Freedom , a documentary on which Dr...

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March 6, 2019

Arcadia Hosts Seventh Annual African American Read-In, Featured on PBS39

By Lana Valente '19 Arcadia held the seventh annual celebration of Africana literature and writing with its Annual African American Read-In on Feb. 19. Hosted at Grey Towers Castle, the Read-In allowed community members to share some of their favorite works by African American writers. Established...

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March 5, 2019

High School Students Debate in Oratorical Competition for Black History Month

Arcadia hosted the 12th Annual Black History Month Oratorical Competition on Feb. 23, which culminated the Office of Institutional Diversity’s events for Black History Month. Each year, the oratorical competition encourages local high school students from Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Bucks...

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February 28, 2019

Dr. Armstrong Dunbar, Author of Never Caught, Discusses Female Abolitionists at Women’s History Month Kickoff Event

In honor of Women’s History Month, Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author and Charles and Mary Beard professor of History at Rutgers University, will speak about her research on female abolitionists and escaped slaves in Philadelphia on Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the University Commons Great Room...

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February 5, 2019

Arcadia Celebrates African American History Month

Arcadia University will celebrate African American History Month with a variety of events this month, including a concert, book reading and signing, and a youth oratorical competition. Book Reading and Signing with Dr. Shandell Wednesday, Feb. 13, 5 to 7 p.m. Stein Fireplace Lounge Associate...

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November 14, 2018

Peterson ’09 Publishes Poetry Collection on Blacklisted Men

In October, Print Communications alumna Elishia Peterson ’09 visited her alma mater to celebrate publishing Blacklisted: 12 Men Facing Stigma and Success , a collection of 126 poems that dissect the reality of being a black man in America. The collection was inspired by Peterson’s thesis project, “...

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October 31, 2018

Defamation Experience Elicits Varying Points-of-View

By Caitlin Joyce '20 The Defamation Experience , an interactive production focused on creating a dialogue about prejudice and diversity, was presented at Arcadia by the Office of Institutional Diversity on Oct. 19. The event centers around Todd Logan’s play “DEFAMATION,” which involves a fictional...

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October 30, 2018

Arcadia University Letter of Solidarity

Join Us in Signing a Letter from the Office of Institutional Diversity at Arcadia University A rise in bias incidents has threatened our society, and we have witnessed verbal and physical acts of intolerance across our institutions, organizations, and citizens on a local, national, and global scale...

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October 22, 2018

Dr. Campbell’s “Get Your Groove On” Highlighted by Business Education Association

Dr. Bruce Campbell , associate professor in the School of Education, was featured in the September 2018 issue of the National Business Education Association’s (NBEA) Keying In for his Preview course, “Get Your Groove On: Exploring the Urban Music Scene in London and Philadelphia.” The Preview...

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June 27, 2018

Arcadia University Responds to Supreme Court Travel Ban Decision

Arcadia University is an institution that subscribes to the imperative that teaching and learning must include the global perspectives and experiences provided by scholars, students, and staff from all regions and nations of our world. Arcadia University is deeply disappointed with the United...

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March 1, 2018

Women’s History Month Highlighted by Music and Professional Panel

Arcadia will host several events to honor and celebrate women throughout the month of March. Thursday, March 1 Ladies Only Open Mic Night 6 to 8 p.m., Grey Towers Castle Rose & Mirror Rooms All women of Arcadia are invited to share their many talents during a relaxing kick-off to Women's...

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February 1, 2018

Film Fest, Jazz Lunch Highlight Black History Month Events at Arcadia University

Arcadia University is hosting several cultural, artistic, and academic events throughout February to celebrate Black History Month. A Soulful Celebration: Gospel Meets Jazz Saturday, Feb. 3, noon to 3 p.m. Commons Great Room Pianist, producer, and multimedia artist Joe Patterson debuts his latest...

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January 17, 2018

Arcadia Celebrates MLK Day with Community Events

Arcadia University honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a free community shredding and donation event, a remembrance on campus, and a recognition ceremony in collaboration with Cheltenham’s NAACP and township and state government officials. The University’s Community and Civic...

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January 15, 2018

Student-Athletes Recognized on MAC Fall Honor Roll

More than 80 student-athletes representing the University’s men's and women's cross country, field hockey, men's and women's soccer, and women's volleyball teams have been named to the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Fall Academic Honor Roll. The academic honor roll is comprised of student-...

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January 8, 2018

Arcadia Hosts Series of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Service Events

On Monday, Jan. 15, Arcadia University is honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a remembrance on campus, a recognition ceremony with Cheltenham’s NAACP and local and state government officials, and a free community shredding and donation event. The Community and Civic Engagement...

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April 21, 2017

Students Explore Health Care Careers at Steel City Diversity Conference

Arcadia University was among a select group of colleges and universities invited to the University of Pittsburgh's first Steel City Health Careers Diversity Conference on April 14 and 15. Led by Judy Dalton , associate dean of Institutional Diversity, and May Their Aye , coordinator of Diversity...

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February 23, 2017

Arcadia Celebrates Women’s History Month with Open Mic, Discussions, and Professional Panel

Arcadia University will host the following events for Women’s History Month that celebrate the empowerment of women and the shared experiences they carry. Wednesday, March 1 Sister Songs, Psalms, and Sonnets: Open Mic for Arcadia’s Women Commons Meeting Rooms 2 and 3, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Showcase your...

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February 13, 2017

President DeVille Christensen to Serve on Executive Committee of International Association of University Presidents

Dr. Nicolette DeVille Christensen , president of Arcadia University, has been invited to serve on the Executive Committee of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP), the lead partner in the United Nations Academic Impact. Led by Toyoshi Satow, chancellor of J.F. Oberlin...

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February 6, 2017

Arcadia Hosts Spoken Word, Read-In, and Social Progress Events During Black History Month

Arcadia University is hosting the following events to celebrate and promote diversity, culture, and social activism throughout Black History Month. Wednesday, Feb. 8 The Multicultural Organization Coalition : Commons Meeting Room 2, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The Multicultural Organization Coalition (MOC)...

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