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June 24, 2014

Schall Publishes Poetry in ‘Streetnotes’

Director of the Writing Center Daniel Schall published “Philadelphiamble,” a photo-essay-style set of four poems, in Streetnotes , a peer-reviewed ethnography and poetry journal based at the University of California (Davis). The pieces Schall submitted to Streetnotes comprised roughly a third of...

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May 29, 2014

Isard Presents at the Drexel University e-Learning 3.0 Conference

Josh Isard , director of the MFA in creative writing program and assistant professor of English, presented “Mobile Devices, Apps, and Leaving the LMS” to tech writers, consultants, and representatives from companies like Blackboard and Lockheed Martin at the Drexel University e-Learning 3.0...

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April 16, 2014

Workshop, Gala, Lecture Celebrate Lifetime Accomplishments of Children’s Author Jennifer Bryant ’99M

By CHRISTOPHER SARACHILLI ’14 The Castle Mirror Room did not seem like a typical pre-lecture scene at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 21. Rather than hushed murmurs in the seats, those eager to hear Jennifer Bryant ’99M speak were met with a row of empty chairs and loud conversation floating in from the...

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March 17, 2014

Actor, Playwright Figueras ’16 Brings Words to Life

Damien Figueras ’16 writes about his development as an actor and playwright in his first two posts for Because Arcadia . The English and Theater Arts major recently performed in Arcadia University’s production of Harvey . In “Acting: Learning to Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes,” he explains his...

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January 7, 2014

Isard Features on ‘Book Fight’ Podcast

Joshua Isard , assistant professor of English and director of the M.F.A. in Creative Writing, is the first guest of 2014 for “Book Fight,” an episodic podcast in which writers critique books while also discussing craft, publishing and contemporary literature. Hosts Tom McAllister and Mike Ingram...

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January 7, 2014

Isard Features on ‘Book Fight’ Podcast

Joshua Isard , assistant professor of English and director of the M.F.A. in Creative Writing, is the first guest of 2014 for “Book Fight,” an episodic podcast in which writers critique books while also discussing craft, publishing and contemporary literature. Hosts Tom McAllister and Mike Ingram...

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July 23, 2013

NJ.com: Brownell Prepares Youth Soccer Players to Meet Mia Hamm

Head coach Rick Brownell has more on his plate than coaching Arcadia University’s women’s soccer team. In June, Brownell had the task of preparing players from his nationally ranked youth team, the Greater Flemington Soccer Club Flames, for the TeamFirst Soccer Academy camp, where they would have...

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June 25, 2013

Video: MFA Professor Publishes Debut Novel, Guides Students in Their Writing Journey

Anyone who writes a book while leading Arcadia’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program can hardly be labeled a slacker, so it doesn’t seem as if Joshua Isard modeled the protagonist in his debut novel after himself. Conquistador of the Useless , released earlier this month, is the fruit...

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May 8, 2013

Eaton Publishes in Anthology on the Aesthetic Legacy of Ishmael Reed

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , Department of English, authored a chapter titled “‘You have to know way too much?’: Teaching Ishmael Reed in the University Classroom” in On the Aesthetic Legacy of Ishmael Reed: Contemporary Reassessments , edited by Sami Ludwig (World Parade Books: 2013). The anthology is an...

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April 1, 2013

Shannon Nichola Stoner Returns to Arcadia University April 19 to Discuss Egyptian Novel Series

Shannon Nichola Stoner , author of a trilogy of novels set in Ancient Egypt and 2004 graduate of Arcadia University, returns to her alma mater on Friday, April 19, to deliver “Two Worlds Collide in the Works of Shannon Nichola Stoner.” Part of the Arcadia University Writers Return to Campus Series...

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March 4, 2013

Author Jennifer Bryant ’00M Celebrates ‘The Life and Art of Horace Pippin’

In January 2013, author Jennifer Bryant ’00M published A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin (Knopf), which celebrates the 125th anniversary of the birth of the famous African-American painter and West Chester, Pa.-native Horace Pippin. Bryant is gaining national attention and has...

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March 4, 2013

Oomph Appoints Aiello ’06M as Marketing and Recruiting Coordinator

Alyson Aiello ’06M , a graduate of Arcadia University’s English graduate program, is the new Boston-based Marketing and Recruiting Coordinator for the web development strategy agency Oomph. Her appointment was officially announced on Feb. 26: As a professional writer with a background in marketing...

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January 30, 2013

Eaton Presents at International Symposium on African American Identity in India

In January 2013, Dr. Kalenda Eaton traveled to Varanasi, India, as a featured speaker during an International Symposium on African American Identity at Banaras Hindu University. Eaton was invited by her colleague Dr. Gerise Herndon (Nebraska Wesleyan) and the Faculty of Social Sciences. During her...

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January 30, 2013

Eaton Publishes Paper in ‘Language Value’

Dr. Kalenda Eaton recently published an article in a special issue on “minority literatures” in Language Value (December 2012). The article “Diasporic dialogues: The role of gender, language, and revision in the neo-slave narrative” examines two 20th-century novels whose authors employ the use of...

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January 30, 2013

‘Forgotten Philadelphia’ Conjures City’s Ever-present History

Nearly 50 people attended a gallery opening and book event for Forgotten Philadelphia , presented by Philadelphia Stories at Arcadia University’s Judith Taylor Gallery on Jan. 23. The project combines art inspired by 15 heritage sites, including Laurel Hill Cemetery and Divine Lorraine Hotel, with...

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January 18, 2013

‘Forgotten Philadelphia’ on Display in Judith Taylor Gallery through Feb. 20

Arcadia University hosts Forgotten Philadelphia , an art exhibit presented by Philadelphia Stories , from Jan. 21 to Feb. 20 in the Judith Taylor Gallery located in Landman Library. Forgotten Philadelphia explores hidden treasures in the Philadelphia area, from abandoned historic buildings to...

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December 3, 2012

Couch Explores the Poetry of Susan Stewart in ‘Jacket2’

Jacket2 published “On the art of Susan Stewart,” by Adjunct Professor of English Randall Couch , who writes: In focusing on slippages of perception, slippages that raise the questions whether and how prior concepts or categories of understanding might be necessary for sensory events to be resolved...

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November 27, 2012

Dan Torday: Bringing Literature to Life at Arcadia

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography CHRISTINA YEE ’14 Every seat in the Grey Towers Castle Rose Room was filled by aspiring writers and book buffs eager to learn more about novella writing and the fiction genre from Dan Torday, author of the The Sensualist , on Nov. 14. Additional rows of chairs were set...

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October 22, 2012

'Five Quarterly' Publishes Short Story by MFA Student

Matt Kabik , a graduate student in Arcadia's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, had a short story published in Five Quarterly . Kabik composed “How to Become a Perfect Living Statue” while enrolled in the MFA program. The piece was work-shopped in MFA classes, as well. Read Kabik's...

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October 22, 2012

Author Jonathan Maberry Thrills and Inspires Arcadia Students

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography KARA WRIGHT ’14 Earlier this month New York Times bestselling author and multiple Bram Stoker Award-winner Jonathan Maberry gave a talk to the community on “The Ticking Clock: Constructing a Nail-Biter of a Thriller.” Arcadia University’s Master of Fine Arts in...

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October 17, 2012

Pulp Zine Party Launches Arcadia into Creative Commotion

By Francesca Mayr ’16 Lively, innovative, and unhindered by arbitrary conventions, Arcadia’s literary party-goers took the mic at the Pulp zine launch party in the Castle Rose Room Oct. 11. The event sparked interest in the publication, which is sponsored by the Writing Center and designed to...

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