Arcadia University News


October 19, 2015

Ponder the Poet at Oct. 20 Symposium

Many have commented on the value of poetry, from poets themselves (“Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world,” wrote Percy Bysshe Shelley) to politicians (“If more politicians knew poetry, and more poets knew politics...the world would be a little better place in which to live,” said...

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October 19, 2015

Dr. Chauhan Speaks at Literary Award Ceremony

Dr. Pradyumna Chauhan , professor of English , spoke on “The Forms of Poetic Excellence” at the Diaspora Writing Award Ceremony (“diaspora” refers to the dispersion of people from their ancestral homeland). The ceremony, held Oct. 10 in Jenkintown by the Gardi Research Institute for Diaspora...

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October 15, 2015

Queer/Art/Mentorship Chooses Jacob Matkov ’07 as Fellow

Poet Jacob Matkov ’07 has been chosen as a 2015-2016 fellow for Queer/Art/Mentorship, a multidisciplinary arts organization that pairs emerging LGBTQI artists with established New York City-based artists for a yearlong mentorship. Matkov, who teaches at Long Island University and is a co-editor of...

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September 21, 2015

WHYY’s Kevin McCorry ’10M to Speak on Education in PA for Writers Return to Campus

The Writers Return to Campus series welcomes Kevin McCorry ’10M , award-winning senior education writer for WHYY, to Arcadia on Friday, Oct. 9. McCorry will speak on his experience covering education in Pennsylvania and on the struggles in the Philadelphia school system. The event is free and open...

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June 22, 2015

Award-winning Author Beth Kephart to Lead Creative Writing Weekend, Give Reading

Visiting Writer Beth Kephart will lead writing workshops June 27-28 as part of the M.F.A. in Creative Writing program's Summer Creative Writing Institute . In addition to teaching a private master class, Kephart will read passages from her books Small Damages , Going Over , One Thing Stolen , and...

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April 24, 2015

Eaton Presents Paper Examining Black Identities in Belize

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English and director of global learning, presented at the “Roots/Heritage Tourism in Africa and the African Diaspora: Case Studies for a Comparative Approach” international conference in Miami, Fla., from Feb. 12 to 14. Dr. Eaton’s paper, “...And we were...

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April 22, 2015

Schall and Mazzeo Contribute to ‘Digital Death: Mortality and Beyond in the Online Age’

Daniel Schall , director of the Writing Center, and Stephen Mazzeo , adjunct professor of English, contributed a chapter titled “Infinite Gestation: Death and Progress in Video Games” to Digital Death: Mortality and Beyond in the Online Age , which will be awarded the Ray and Pat Browne Award for...

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April 20, 2015

English Majors Present at Regional Conference

English majors Jameis Freeland ’15 and Samantha Cartaino ’15 presented their Capstone research

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February 25, 2015

Eaton Serves as Panelist in Georgia, Presents at Conference in Spain

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English and director of global learning, was an invited panelist at the 2014 UNCF/Mellon Programs conference in Atlanta, Ga. The focus of the conference was scholarship and activism in academic settings, and Eaton participated in the panel titled “Building...

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February 25, 2015

Isard Presents at the e-Learning 3.0 Conference at Drexel University

Josh Isard , assistant professor of English, attended the Drexel University e-Learning 3.0 Conference in March, where he presented to a diverse audience of tech writers, consultants, and representatives from companies like Blackboard and Lockheed Martin. His presentation, “Mobile Devices, Apps, and...

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February 25, 2015

Schall Publishes Poetry in Streetnotes and Presents at the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

Dan Schall , director of the Writing Center, blended photography and poetry to create a photo essay style-set of four poems titled “Philadelphiamble.” Published in Streetnotes , a peer-reviewed ethnography and poetry journal published out of the University of California (Davis), the pieces...

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February 22, 2015

Video: Reading and Q&A With Poet Jericho Brown

On Feb. 11, poet Jericho Brown read selections from his award-winning debut collection, Please , and his latest release, The New Testament , to a standing-room-only crowd in the Castle Rose Room. After the readings, Brown took part in a Q&A session with Dr. Kalenda Eaton and answered questions...

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February 16, 2015

Author Michael Pogach ’05M, ’09M Led Q&A on Campus

Author, professor, and motorcycle enthusiast Michael Pogach ’05M, ’09M led a Q&A in the Castle Rose and Mirror Rooms on Feb. 27 as part of Arcadia’s Writers Return to Campus series. Pogach, who teaches English at Northampton Community College, has published five short stories and recently...

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February 10, 2015

Bryant ’99M Receives Sibert Medal for Children’s Book

Jen Bryant ’99M ’s latest book, The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus , was awarded the 2015 Robert F. Sibert Medal for the most distinguished informational children’s book published in 2014. The award was announced on Feb. 3 by the Association for Library Service to Children. The Right Word...

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January 27, 2015

Reale Publishes Poetry Collection on the Sicilian-American Immigrant Experience

Michelle Reale ’99M , assistant professor, Library, has just released a collection of prose poetry titled The Legacy of the Sidelong Glance: Elegies through Aldrich Press. This collection explicates the rough terrain of the Sicilian-American immigrant experience in a place in which immigrants were...

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January 27, 2015

Award-winning Poet Jericho Brown to Read at Arcadia University

Award-winning poet Jericho Brown will read from his recent collection of poetry The New Testament , one of Library Journal’s best books of the year and an NAACP Image Award nominee for Outstanding Literary Work—Poetry, at Arcadia University on Feb. 11. The event is free and open to the public and...

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January 14, 2015

Arcadia Gets Geeky with Author Eric Smith ’08M, Jan. 22

By JASMINE L. HENDERSON ’15 The MFA Creative Writing program’s “Writers Return to Campus Series” presents author, blogger, and self-proclaimed geek Eric Smith ’08M on Thursday, Jan. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Commons Stein Fireplace Lounge. Cofounder of the blog Geekadelphia and the Philly Geek...

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December 4, 2014

Jamie Stewart ’17: ‘How to Make the Work You Do Work For You’

Working as a consultant in the Writing Center at Arcadia University, Jamie Stewart ’17 has gotten pretty good at helping other students navigate through trouble spots and improve their writing. So good, in fact, that she is now able to recognize when she is the one in need of assistance. Find out...

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November 26, 2014

Eaton Serves as Panelist for UNCF Conference, Presents at Spain Conference

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English and director of Global Learning, was an invited panelist at the 2014 UNCF/Mellon Programs conference in Atlanta, Ga. The conference focused on scholarship and activism in academic settings. Dr. Eaton participated on the panel, “Building on our...

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October 29, 2014

Marcella Haddad ’18: ‘Feed Your Reader: A Workshop with Author Nathaniel Popkin’

With the first six pages of her novel in hand, Marcella Haddad ’ 18 stepped into author Nathaniel Popkin’s writing workshop unsure of what to expect. Afterward, Haddad left with constructive criticism from her peers, writing tips from Popkin, and the affirmation that she is a “rising star.” Read...

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July 2, 2014

Dr. Hugh Grady Named Professor Emeritus at Arcadia University

Dr. Hugh Grady , a preeminent Shakespearean scholar who taught English literature and writing at Arcadia University for 27 years, has been named professor emeritus at the University. Grady, who retired from Arcadia following the 2013-14 academic year, is commended for his dedication to teaching,...

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