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February 16, 2011

Foti: 'Hyper-local Journalism is the Keystone of a Community'

Kaitlyn Foti ’08 is the new Local Editor of the Chestnut Hill Patch, a community-specific news and information platform dedicated to providing local coverage of news, events, and the marketplace. “There are a number of things you should know about me. I am a graduate of Arcadia University. I have...

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February 11, 2011

DuBois: Making Sure That Local Papers Don't Become Dinosaurs

By Larry Atkins Don't tell Erin DuBois , a graduate student in Arcadia's English program, that newspapers are dying. DuBois, the Associate Editor of the Souderton Independent and Perkasie News Herald , chose to work for a local newspaper even though many people are skeptical about the future of the...

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January 25, 2011

Elwork Publishes First Novel 'The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead'

Paul Elwork ’04M was featured among “10 of this season's promising fictional debuts, each with the potential to thrill” as noted by Natalie Danford of Publishers Weekly in the Jan. 24 article, “Novel Undertakings: First Fiction 2011.” The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead , which will be published...

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January 25, 2011

Elwork Publishes First Novel 'The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead'

Paul Elwork ’04M was featured among “10 of this season's promising fictional debuts, each with the potential to thrill” as noted by Natalie Danford of Publishers Weekly in the Jan. 24 article, “Novel Undertakings: First Fiction 2011.” The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead , which will be published...

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January 21, 2011

Atkins Writes About Grey Towers Castle for Pennsylvania Magazine

Arcadia University’s Grey Towers Castle is featured in the latest issue of Pennsylvania Magazine . In "University Castle," Adjunct Professor of Journalism Larry Atkins tells the story of the Castle, including details about its architecture, myths of it being haunted, and how it's used to house some...

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January 21, 2011

Atkins Writes About Grey Towers Castle for Pennsylvania Magazine

Arcadia University’s Grey Towers Castle is featured in the latest issue of Pennsylvania Magazine . In "University Castle," Adjunct Professor of Journalism Larry Atkins tells the story of the Castle, including details about its architecture, myths of it being haunted, and how it's used to house some...

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January 19, 2011

English Major Receives Prestigious King's College London Award

Larissa Hageman ’12 , a junior majoring in English from Arcadia University, and Colleen Dell, a junior business major from Elms College in Chicopee, Mass., received the prestigious King’s Study Abroad Excellence Award. This is a distinctive honor which carries with it an award of £2,500 for a...

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January 19, 2011

Study Abroad Prepares Pacheco for Graduate School in London

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 Equipped with a B.A. in English and a minor in professional writing, Jennifer Pacheco ’10 is taking her academic skills and global understanding to the next level. She currently is earning a master’s degree in publishing at University College London. Securing her first...

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October 26, 2010

Smith: Plugged into Philly’s Tech Scene, Publishing via Podcast

“A figurehead of Philadelphia’s young blogging scene, there aren’t many people involved in web communities in this city who don’t know (Eric) Smith . But Smith … is involved in enough cool projects that intersect with technology, the web and Philadelphia that it’d be something of a sin to not share...

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October 26, 2010

Smith: Plugged into Philly’s Tech Scene, Publishing via Podcast

“A figurehead of Philadelphia’s young blogging scene, there aren’t many people involved in web communities in this city who don’t know (Eric) Smith . But Smith … is involved in enough cool projects that intersect with technology, the web and Philadelphia that it’d be something of a sin to not share...

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October 1, 2010

First-Year Seminar Students Enjoy Stargazing and S'mores

By Jennifer Sargent ’14 On Tuesday, September 14, two of the First-Year Seminar classes went on a field trip together. The Night Skies of Pennsylvania, taught by Dr. Julia Plummer , and Travel to the Stars: Science Fiction From Star Trek, Star Wars, and Beyond! , taught by Bill Meiers , got on a...

September 24, 2010

Dwyer Joins Communications Department

By Marykate Torley ’11 Dr. Michael Dwyer is the newest addition to Arcadia’s growing Communications program. Having recently completed his English Ph.D. at Syracuse University, Dwyer believes his work in communication and media studies is an all-encompassing study of English, fine arts,...

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September 17, 2010

Brinker Publishes Article on 'Self-Rental Dilemma'

Thomas M. Brinker Jr. , Professor and Accounting Program Coordinator, published an article in the Sept. 1 Journal of Financial Service Professionals, “The Self-Rental Dilemma: Is Net Rental Income or Loss Active or Passive for Planning.” Brinker states in his Abstract: “Section 469 and the passive...

June 23, 2010

Alumni Leadership Award Goes to Wainwright

Grace Wainwright, Class of 2010, is the recipient of the Alumni Leadership Award, presented at Reunion by the Office of Alumni Relations to a member of the senior class who exemplifies outstanding leadership qualities that promote pride and loyalty to the University. The recipient recognizes and...

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March 22, 2010

Obama Speech at Arcadia Was #1 News Story of Week

When President Barack Obama spoke at Arcadia University on March 8—outside his motorcade jeered by protesters and inside his speech cheered by supporters—he made international news by accelerating the dialogue on the passage of health care reforms. It was the #1 news story of that week, propelling...

January 22, 2010

Atkins Book of Op-Eds Released in Paperback

Larry the Liberal Lawyer Lashes Out , a book by Larry Atkins , Adjunct Professor of journalism, is now available in paperback (ASJA Press) through Amazon.com. Atkins book was first published in 2005 and is a collection of Op-Eds and essays that includes politics, law, journalism, current events,...

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January 22, 2010

Orick Smith ’98: Head Basketball Coach at Morrisville

The Nov. 19 Intelligencer (Doylestown, Pa.) reports that Orick Smith ’98 was hired as the new head boys basketball coach at Morrisville High School. When Smith was at Arcadia, he was the leading scorer (1,511 points) and third leading rebounder (695) in the University’s history. He served as...

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January 19, 2010

Lynn Kressel ’70 Shares Thoughts on Casting, Law & Order

By Leandra Cameron ’10 Studying Shakespeare and going to the theater several times a week during her semester in London exposed Lynn Kressel ’70 to “a world of world of possibilities,” she says. Now she’s an Emmy-award winning casting director who runs her own New York-based casting agency and has...

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January 15, 2010

Alumni First Novels Club Makes Buzz in Literary World

By Erin DuBois ’11 When Frankie Mallis ’09M , Donna Gambale ’08 , Janine Leaver-Burgan ’08 , and Sara Kankowski ’09 enrolled in Adjunct Professor of English Gretchen Haertsch ’s Writing for Children Class in Fall 2007, they never imagined that one day they would be interviewing children’s authors...

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January 12, 2010

Frankie Mallis ’09M: Writing the Dream

By Erin DuBois ’11—For Frankie Mallis ’09M , writing a novel began as a dream, literally; but after two and a half years of painstaking labor, she is finally ready to send her first young adult fantasy novel to an agent. During the months of drafting and revising, she discovered that writing is...

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January 12, 2010

Oakman Named Judge in Poetry Chapbook Contest

Tamara Oakman , a student in the M.A. in English program, has been named as a judge for the Black Women’s Arts Festival’s first Poetry Chapbook Contest. “Tamara Oakman’s is a name I’ve seen many times on the internet waves in regards to Philadelphia poetry,” writes Cassendre Xavier, Founder and...

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