Arcadia University News


January 20, 2012

Stoner ’04M Publishes Debut Novel

Shannon Nichola Stoner ’04M recently published her first novel, The Rise of Sekhmet (Fideli Publishing), which is now being sold in paperback. It is also available in e-book format for the Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook. She graduated from Arcadia in 2004 with a master's degree in...

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January 17, 2012

Arnold’s Nature Writing Featured in Anthology

In 2010 Elizabeth Arnold ’10MAE was profiled in the Bulletin . Arnold’s passion for writing about nature and wilderness has been rewarding and her essay, “Never Lost,” was recently published in the anthology Permanent Vacation: Twenty Writers on Work and Life in Our National Parks, Volume 1: The...

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January 13, 2012

Alumna Poet Explores Jazz Singer Nina Simone, and Herself, in New Book

Monica A. Hand ’75 is a poet and book artist who is investigating a nomadic lifestyle as a strategy for economic, political, spiritual and artistic survival. Her manuscript— me and Nina —received a 2010 Kinereth Gensler Award and was released this month by Alice James Books. "In me and Nina , Hand...

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January 10, 2012

First-Years Explore Adult Truths Hidden in Fairy Tales

By Jenna Reim ’12M Adjunct Professor of English Lisa Gratz posed this question to students in her First-Year Seminar, Little Red Riding Hood or the Big Bad Wolf: Writing Yourself into Folk and Fairy Tales: “How do these antique [fairy tales] continue to thrive, grow, and fascinate as a basis for...

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December 9, 2011

'The Swing of the Sea' Tapped for Regional Theater Festival

Arcadia University's production of The Swing of the Sea ( view photos ) was one of eight shows selected for performance at the regional Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Jan. 10 - 14. Region II includes universities and colleges located in...

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November 22, 2011

Spring 2012 Upper Level English Courses

EN 229: Voices of America EN314/414, Writing for Magazines EN 315/415: Technical Writing EN 320/420: Studies in Classical and Medieval Europe EN 321/421: Renaissance & Enlightenment Literature EN 329/429 Narrative Form in Fiction & Film EN 344.2/444.2 Literature Adapted into Graphic Form EN...

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November 9, 2011

The Intelligencer: Arcadia Hosts Writers Forum, Nov. 18

The Intelligencer (Philadelphia, Pa.) recently reported on young adult author Marie Lamba’s upcoming presentation, “An Insider’s Look at Young Adult Fiction: Writing, Publishing and the YA Author’s Life,” which will take place on Friday, Nov. 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. The talk,...

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October 25, 2011

Marathon Literary Review Open for Submissions

Marathon Literary Review , the new literary journal affiliated with Arcadia’s MFA in Creative Writing , is open for submissions until Wednesday, Nov. 30. The journal aims to publish an eclectic range of contemporary work, including art, fiction, flash fiction, poetry, photography and multimedia...

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October 25, 2011

Cast of 'Metamorphoses' Speaks of Love, Bonds and Blue Jeans

On Monday afternoon, the Bulletin interviewed four Acting majors from the cast of Arcadia University’s most recent theater production, Metamorphoses . Swiveling in the adjustable office chairs in Landman Library's Faculty and Staff Resource Room, Trevor Foehl ’13 , Kelsey Hodgkiss ’14 , Olivia...

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October 25, 2011

Ambler Gazette: Elwork '04M Joins Friends at Arcadia

The Ambler Gazette recently interviewed Paul Elwork ’04M , author of The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead , published by Amy Einhorn Books (Penguin Group, 2011). He was welcomed back to Arcadia on Oct. 21, through the University's Writers Return to Campus series. "A small independent press,...

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October 14, 2011

Columnist: Elwork '04M Pens Haunting Tale on 'Spirit Knocking'

In Montgomery News' latest edition of Book Bound, columnist Nicolette Milholin writes about Paul Elwork '04M and his interest in the spirit world. Elwork is reading at Arcadia Univeristy on Oct. 21 as part of the Writers Returns to Campus Series. "I think an interest in the spirit world is deep in...

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September 30, 2011

Schall's 'Philadelphiamble' Accepted by Street Notes

Daniel Schall ’08,’10M , Director of the Writing Center, recently had a piece accepted by Street Notes literary magazine. "Philadelphiamble," which Schall wrote as part of his Master's Thesis, is a mixed-genre piece consisting of poetry, a photoessay and collage. Schall is an original member of the...

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September 13, 2011

Chapman Publishes 'Bet Doubling' Article in Journal of Risk Finance

An article on “Bet Doubling in Gambling and Investing,” written by Dr. Zaneta Chapman , Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Arcadia University, and Dr. Thomas Getzen, Emeritus Professor at Temple University’s Fox School of Business, was published in the Journal of Risk Finance in...

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September 8, 2011

'Forget Me Nots−For Him,' Writes Card '12 in Work & Lifestyle Magazine

"Your relationship with your lover is one of the cornerstones of a happy balanced life. Keep love strong with nice manly surprises," writes Amanda Card ’12 in Philadelphia's Work & Lifestyle magazine in an article on "Forget me nots—For Him." "So what gifts genuinely surprise him, make him '...

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August 19, 2011

New M.F.A. in Creative Writing Kicks Off, Cohort 1 Includes 14 Dynamic Writers

Arcadia’s new Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program kicked off on July 31 with 14 students traveling from around the United States to attend the first residency. The weeklong residency, which occurred at the King of Prussia Campus, gave poetry and fiction students a chance to interact and...

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August 9, 2011

Tooker Receives Honorable Mention in Janet McCabe Poetry Contest

Michelle Tooker ’07,’10M , a staff member in University Relations, received honorable mention in the Janet McCabe Poetry Prize sponsored by Ruminate Magazine . Acclaimed poet Naomi Shihab Nye judged the contest and selected Tooker’s poem as one of five prizewinners from more than 1,000 entries. “I...

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August 5, 2011

Columnist: Wertime Knows How to 'Wrangle the Writing Life'

“Write first because you love to do so; respect the high demands of the craft that good writing requires of you; have resiliency and patience as you cultivate your abilities; and recognize that you must go to the world — the world won’t come to you!," writes Book Bound columnist Nicolette Milholin...

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July 29, 2011

MFA Kicks Off With Literary Reading, Aug. 3

To kick off Arcadia's new Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degree, the program is hosting a reading on August 3 in the Castle Dining Room at 7 p.m. Professors Quincy Scott Jones and Joshua Isard will read from their work as well as visiting writers Paul Elwork ’04M and Paula Raimondo ’ 06 M...

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July 29, 2011

Tooker, Oakman Plan 'Artists Against Censorship' Literary Event

Michelle Tooker ’07,’10M , a staff member in University Relations, and Tamara Oakman , a graduate student in the Master of Arts in English program, are planning “Artists Against Censorship,” a literary fundraising event aimed at raising awareness for Burma’s political prisoners. The event—which...

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July 15, 2011

Fiction Writers Explore Umbria's Hill Towns

In the land of delicious food, 13 graduate students are exploring the art of fiction writing while enjoying the sites of Italy as part of the Umbrian Fiction Writers’ Workshop. Already inspired by Umbria’s hill towns, students are busy writing and learning the importance of developing a writing...

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July 15, 2011

Elwork '04M Reflects on First Editorial Experience at Book Reading, July 8

Paul Elwork ’04M returned to the Glenside campus July 8 to read from his book The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead , which was published by Amy Einhorn Books (Penguin Group) in March. The even kicked off the Creative Writing Institute, a four-week program which gives students the opportunity to...

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