Arcadia University News


July 1, 2011

14 Students Prepare for Fiction Residency in Umbria

On Thursday, 14 students will jet off to Umbria, Italy, for Arcadia’s first-ever fiction writer’s residency abroad. The 10-day experience includes intensive writing workshops, a visit with poets Allan Williamson and Jeanne Foster, and five cultural excursions to nearby hill towns. “What I'm most...

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June 2, 2011

Moono '94M Honored with Yaffe-Smith Civil Rights Award

Dr. Steady Moono ’94M , vice president of Student Affairs at Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) was recognized by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission as the recipient of the Montgomery County Advisory Council’s Yaffe-Smith Civil Rights Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in...

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May 27, 2011

Atkins Quoted On Philadelphia Writer's Conference

Larry Atkins , Adjunct Professor of Journalism, was quoted in The Montgomery News on May 24. He comments on the Annual Philadelphia Writer’s Conference, which is being held June 3-5 in Philadelphia Atkins says it’s always exciting to see people come back each year and looks forward to seeing and...

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May 18, 2011

Berger Hones Communication Skills with Disney

“Whether you have a great internship experience or not, there is always something to garner from stepping outside your comfort zone and participating in something that is bigger than you,” says Theater Arts and English major Claire Berger ’11 . Berger completed a paid internship with one of the...

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May 10, 2011

Black Receives Philadelphia’s Athenaeum Literary Award

Robin Black, who has taught Advanced Fiction Writing at Arcadia, received Philadelphia’s coveted Athenaeum Literary Award for her short-story collection If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This , as reported by Philly.com . The prize recognizes and encourages literary achievement among authors who are...

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May 4, 2011

Arcadia Art Share: Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni Illuminate Literature and the Arts

Arcadia Art Share , a new multimedia project featured in the Bulletin and on Facebook, showcases original work from members of the Arcadia community, highlights their inspirations and processes, and provides an outlet for literary and artistic discussions. The project began as a way to celebrate...

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April 22, 2011

Arcadia Art Share: Doherty and Gustavson on Poetic Specificity and 'The Moment'

Arcadia Art Share brings you part two of a discussion between Dr. Leif Gustavson , Associate Professor of Education, and Tyler Doherty , Adjunct Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center. Hear their thoughts on poetic specificity and energy. View part one .

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April 22, 2011

Whitehouse Interns for 'Strange Horizons' Sci-Fi Magazine

Honors Student Amanda Whitehouse ’11 is completing an internship position as First Reader with Strange Horizons , a small online sci-fi magazine. The only thing "genuinely scary," she says, is the content she helps select for the magazine. “A first reader is to a magazine editor what a clerk is to...

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April 19, 2011

Arcadia Art Share: Gustavson and Doherty on Slapdash Poetics

Arcadia Art Share brings you Dr. Leif Gustavson , Associate Professor of Eduaction, and Tyler Doherty , Adjunct Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center. In part one of a two-part series, Doherty and Gustavson read some of their favorite poems and discuss why the works inspire them...

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April 19, 2011

Arcadia Art Share: Couch on 'The God Abandons Antony'

Editor’s Note: As part of Arcadia Art Share —a new series that features faculty, students, alumni and staff discussing literature and the arts—Randall Couch, poet and Adjunct Professor of English, examines C.P. Cavafy's poem "The God Abandons Antony." By Randall Couch Mark Antony, ruling the...

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April 19, 2011

Arcadia Art Share: Dr. Kalenda Eaton Reads Original Poem Inspired by Hurricane Katrina

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , Assistant Professor of English, reads her poem "Hurricane Dreams (or We Danced the Calinda by Moonlight)," which was inspired by Hurricane Katrina. Read more about Arcadia Art Share .

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April 12, 2011

Tooker's Poem Published in the Asia Literary Review

University Relations staff member Michelle Tooker ’07,’10M is featured in the latest issue of the Asia Literary Review , a print and online journal based in Hong Kong. The issue is focused on Burma (currently known as Myanmar) and raises awareness of the human-rights atrocities occurring under the...

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April 8, 2011

Arcadia Art Share: Dill Reads Poem, Discusses Writing Process

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Bulletin has launched an ongoing literary series featuring students, faculty and staff. First up is David Dill, a graduate student in the Master of Education program and a co-founder of Obsession , a literary journal created by Arcadia graduate students...

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March 22, 2011

Visiting Writers Series Presents Award-Winning Author Brad Watson, March 25

Arcadia University’s Visiting Writers Series welcomes award-winning author Brad Watson, on Friday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at 7 p.m. in advance of Watson’s reading, and his books will be on sale for him to...

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March 22, 2011

Couch Featured in Chronicle of Higher Education's Poetry Series

Randall Couch , poet and Adjunct Professor of English at Arcadia University, is featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s series Monday’s Poem . His poem “Pressed” appeared in the March 21 issue along with commentary from Arts & Academe’s poetry editor Lisa Russ Spaar. In addition to...

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March 22, 2011

Tooker’s Poem Published in Ampersand Literary Review

University Relations staff member Michelle Tooker ’07,’10M is featured in the latest issue of the Ampersand Literary Review . Her poem “13,” which was written while she was in the Master of Arts in English program, is from her chapbook-length collection “Storm Speak.” She completed the collection...

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March 18, 2011

New: M.F.A. in Creative Writing with Study Abroad in Scotland, Italy

Arcadia University’s new Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing is the only low-residency program in the Philadelphia area with both a dynamic online community and residencies abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Umbria, Italy, announced Dr. Steve O. Michael , Provost and Academic Vice President...

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March 8, 2011

Vote to Bring Danny McBride and James Franco to Arcadia

Currently ranked in the top 100 for the most votes in the U.S., Arcadia University is competing to bring the premier of the movie Your Highness , to Glenside. Cast members Danny McBride and James Franco would appear at the event. The contest ends Monday, March 21, at 9 a.m. ( Vote online . ) “We've...

February 22, 2011

Fashion Mogul Phillips Lands on Cover of 'Verve' Magazine

“I love everything about my work,” says Valerie Phillips ’07 , who recently developed an independent clothing design business, Glister, in Asheville, N.C., that merges sustainability and fresh couture. Recently featured on the cover of the February 2011 Edition of Verve , North Carolina’s Smartest...

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February 22, 2011

Eaton on Alain Locke, 'Father of the Harlem Renaissance'

Editor’s Note : The Bulletin asked Dr. Kalenda Eaton , Assistant Professor of African American Literature, to share two of her favorite poems and a piece of non-fiction with readers. She graciously obliged and went a step further, describing why she prizes the particular texts. Eaton is bringing a...

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February 18, 2011

Primed for Read-In, English Professor Honors Poet Gwendolyn Brooks

Editor's Note : The Bulletin asked Dr. Kalenda Eaton , Assistant Professor of African American Literature, to share two of her favorite poems and a piece of non-fiction with readers. She graciously obliged and went a step further, describing why she prizes the particular texts. First up: “when you...

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