Arcadia University News


October 1, 2012

Collins Publishes Paper on Willa Cather's 'My Antonia'

Dr. Rachel Collins , Adjunct Professor of English, recently published the article “‘Where All the Ground is Friendly’: Subterranean Living and the Ethic of Cultivation in Willa Cather's My Antonia” in the ecocritical journal Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment . Read an...

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September 27, 2012

'Music and Literature' Features Two Essays on Hubert Selby, Jr. by Dr. Richard Wertime

The first issue of the new journal Music and Literature features two essays on the American fiction writer Hubert Selby, Jr. by Professor of English Dr. Richard Wertime . The first essay, "Reconsidering The Room : Afterthoughts on Selby's Style" (pp. 75-86), offers a fresh reading of Selby’s second...

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August 10, 2012

Philly.com: Greenberg Presents One-Off Short Film Writing Course, Aug. 15

Philly.com recently reported that David Greenberg, who teaches screenwriting at Arcadia University, will be offering a one-off course, "Shorts for Summer...How to Write a Short Film," at the Plastic Club in Philadelphia, Pa., on Aug. 15. The course, which is offered through the learning venue...

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August 2, 2012

From Child Preacher to Teacher: Wilson Speaks About His Many Incarnations

When Bernard Wilson reaches the podium at Mt. Airy’s Blue Marble Bookstore, the audience falls silent—pencils poised on paper, smart phones raised to record. With interminable energy and a youthful grin, the featured author addresses the crowd at the Nor’easter Open, the monthly open mic series co-...

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July 28, 2012

Elrick ’11M Pursues Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Communication and Information Design

Kathy Elrick ’11M was accepted to Clemson University’s Rhetoric, Communication and Information Design (RCID) Ph.D. program. She plans to teach on the University level, hoping to help students of all disciplines learn essential skills. “To succeed in anything, you have to figure out how to make an...

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July 13, 2012

Chestnut Hill Local: Kramon Kicks Off Creative Writing Institute, July 20

On July 13 Chestnut Hill Local featured Sue Ann Rybak's interview with Justin Kramon, a novelist from Chestnut Hill, Pa., who will give a reading from his critically acclaimed novel, Finny , on Friday, July 20, at 7 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. The reading is part of Arcadia University's Creative...

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July 6, 2012

Grady Takes on 'Great Shakespeareans' and Literary Daredevils

If your idea of a great Shakespearean includes a quill pen, Elizabethan collars or the likeness of Mel Gibson, you’ve got it all wrong. Just ask Professor Hugh Grady , who recently edited and contributed to Great Shakespeareans: Empson, Wilson Knight, Barber, Kott (Continuum 2012)—an anthology of...

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July 5, 2012

Philly Post Features Atkins Article on Shame Punishments in American Courts

Philly Post featured "Judge Was Right to Tell Mom to Cut Off Daughter’s Ponytail" by Larry Atkins , Adjunct Professor of Journalism. The article discusses the prevalence of "shame punishments" in American courts, following a recent court order from a Utah Judge that required a "13-year-old girl to...

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June 27, 2012

Fillman ’09M Accepts Teaching Fellowship, Pursues Ph.D. in English

Lehigh Valley-based poet and educator Robert Fillman ’09M is looking forward to a return to scholarship. He recently accepted a Teaching Fellowship at Lehigh University to pursue a Ph.D. in English with hopes of establishing himself as a scholar and a professor. “I look forward to the opportunity...

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June 22, 2012

Chestnut Hill Local: Graham ’81M Commits to Full-Time Service

Chestnut Hill Local recently profiled Mary Ellen Graham ’81M , president and executive director of My Place Germantown, Inc., an organization that provides permanent supportive housing for disabled and formerly homeless men. Graham earned a Master's degree in English from Arcadia University in 1981...

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June 14, 2012

Grady Presents Keynote at Contemporary Shakespeare Conference in Germany

Dr. Hugh Grady , Professor of English, is a keynote speaker at the Contemporary Shakespeare Conference at Hildesheim University in Hildesheim, Germany, June 14-16. He will discuss Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure and its parallels with Bertolt Brecht’s Der gute Mensch von Sezuan, variously...

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May 31, 2012

Commons Gallery Presents Andrew Ortwein: The Greatest War, June 8 – Sept. 2

Arcadia University’s Commons Gallery is pleased to present a new suite of twelve digitally printed photographs by Andrew Ortwein ’07 on view from June 8 through Sept. 2, 2012. Each large-scale color print in the series, titled The Greatest War , appears to portray a soldier in the throes of a...

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May 25, 2012

Schall’s 'Present Tense' and 'LOST DOG' to Appear in Right Hand Pointing

Daniel Schall ’08, ’10M , English Department Faculty and Director of the University's Writing Center, recently had two poems accepted by online magazine Right Hand Pointing . "Present Tense" and "LOST DOG" will appear in the publication’s 54th issue. Schall is a founding member of the Assassin's...

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May 10, 2012

Inside Higher Ed: Arcadia Announces Spring 2012 Commencement Speakers

Inside Higher Ed recently noted that Patricia Hill Collins, Distinguished University Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland at College Park, and Fred de Sam Lazaro, a PBS correspondent, will give commencement addresses at Arcadia University. Read more .

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May 10, 2012

Times News: Nanovic ’12DPT Graduates with Distinction

The Times News (Lehighton, Pa.) reported that Kimberly Nanovic ’12DPT recently earned a degree in physical therapy with distinction, on April 28. As part of a required Capstone project that focuses on the evidence-based practice of physical therapy, Nanovic presented a REsearch Paltform Session...

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May 3, 2012

Grady Publishes Critical Anthology 'Great Shakespeareans'

Dr. Hugh Grady , Professor of English, edited and contributed to Great Shakespeareans: Empson, Wilson, Knight, Barber, Kott , which was published by Continuum in May 2012. Part of the Great Shakespeareans series, this edited anthology of critical essays focuses on Shakespeare's reception by the...

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April 24, 2012

Philly.com: Oakman Reads 'Snatched: She Never Saw Him Coming'

Tamara G. Oakman , Co-founder and Managing Editor of APIARY magazine and a graduate of Arcadia University's M.A. in English program, reads "Snatched: She never saw him coming" in an April 20 post on Philly.com. ...She said, she said, she said, it will not happen to me, but there are hundreds of...

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April 17, 2012

Philly.com: Atkins Reports on First Amendment Debate

Philly.com featured “Under arrest for journalism,” written by Larry Atkins , Adjunct Professor of Journalism. The article follows the recent arraignment of Ian Van Kuyk, who was arrested after he refused to stop photographing a traffic stop, asserting his first amendment rights. The officers...

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April 4, 2012

Food Network Films Alum and Sisters at Bucks County Mamma D's Restaurant

Montgomery Media reported on Mamma D's, a popular Italian restaurant co-owned by Montgomery Count resident and Arcadia University alumna Vilma Desiato ’98M , who recently hosted the Food Network for a three-day shoot, on April 4. The so-called “Three Graces” — whose faces can be discerned in the...

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March 29, 2012

Five Faculty Members Awarded SEPCHE Grants for 21st Century Teaching

Several faculty members were awarded grants by the South Eastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE) for Building Faculty Capacity for 21st Century Teaching: A SEPCHE/Teagle Initiative, on March 14. "Arcadia faculty are active in pedagogically related research works," says Dr...

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March 27, 2012

‘me and Nina’ author Monica A. Hand ’75 On Tour in Philadelphia

Poet and book artist Monica A. Hand ’75 will give two readings from me and Nina (Alice James Books, 2012), an intimate conversation with the "High Priestess of Soul," this weekend in Philadelphia. She is appearing at the Big Blue Marble Bookstore on Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m. and Musehouse: A...

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