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October 31, 2019

“Craftivism” Course Encourages Activism Through Arts

By Caroline Jordan ’20 “It’s activism for introverts,” explained Associate Professor and Chair of Visual and Performing Arts Carole Loeffler , who teaches the University’s “craft+activism = Craftivism” course this semester. Craftivism is the act of using traditional, “domestic” arts—such as...

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October 8, 2019

Students Find Support at Alumni Career Mentor Kickoff

Alumni Relations is hoping to provide students with an extra boost before graduation through the Alumni Career Mentor Program, which kicked off on Sept. 18. The program pairs students at all stages of their college careers with an alumni mentor that can help guide them during their journey. Mentors...

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September 24, 2019

School of Global Business Alumnae Attend X-Culture Symposium

School of Global Business alumnae Lauren Hernandez ’19 , Ella Bucalov ’18 , and Jessica Marques ’18 attended X-Culture Global Business Week at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada in July. Attendees were selected in a competitive process limited to 150 students globally, based on their...

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September 5, 2019

Decades Later, the Arcadia Legacy Continues for the Langella Family

“The campus feels the same as 30 years ago,” said International Economics alumnus Pasquale Langella ’90 , who visited campus on Aug. 22 with his son, Giuseppe Langella , who moved in as an international student with the English Language Institute. “I’m sad because I’ve lost him, but we encouraged...

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August 9, 2019

Mendoza ’18 Supports STD Prevention in Guam

As a public health associate for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthcare Administration alumna Dulce Mendoza ’18 is implementing HIV, STD, and viral hepatitis prevention services to reduce high-risk behaviors and decrease incident rates in Mangilao, Guam. “Pacific Islanders are...

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July 26, 2019

Malamut ’10, McGee-Crane ’10 Broaden Global Perspectives

Study abroad launched the careers of Amanda Malamut ’10 and Caitlin McGee-Crane ’10 —and an international movement to make quality education accessible in Equatorial Guinea, West Africa. While volunteering in Malabo in 2008, the International Studies alumnae learned that students in Equatorial...

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July 14, 2019

Amill '18 Acts for Shared Humanity

For Theater Arts and Gateway/ACT 101 alumnus Wilfredo “Freddy” Amill ’18 , community, justice, and performance are inextricable. This year, Amill toured with Delaware Shakespeare, a professional theater company focused on educational programming for diverse audiences that can explore their shared...

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July 1, 2019

Education Alum Earns John Lovas Award As Part of Marginal Syllabus

School of Education alumna Christina Cantrill ’14MEd , associate director for national programs at the National Writing Project in Berkeley, Ca., is a member of the Marginal Syllabus team named the 2019 recipient of the John Lovas Award for an outstanding online project devoted to academic pursuits...

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June 24, 2019

Education Alumni Ranked Among Philly’s Best Teachers

Six School of Education graduates were featured in a Philly.com article highlighting 2019 Lindback Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award winners from the School District of Philadelphia: Denise Piotrowski Eiler ’06MEd (Educational Leadership), a social studies teacher at Baldi Middle School who “...

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June 13, 2019

Counseling Presents Inaugural Alumni Awards for Social Justice

The Counseling program presented its inaugural Gillem-Bartoli Alum Award for Contributions to Social Justice to Dr. Radhika Sehgal ’99M , staff psychologist at Dickinson College, and Dr. Kristen Bertsch ’07M , staff psychologist at Drexel University and personal practice psychologist, during a...

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May 23, 2019

Arcadia Appoints Brigette A. Bryant as VP for Development and Alumni Relations

Arcadia University is proud to announce that Brigette A. Bryant , a fundraising executive with nearly three decades of development experience in higher education, has been appointed vice president for Development and Alumni Relations. Bryant begins her tenure at Arcadia on June 3. “Throughout her...

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May 9, 2019

Ryan Featured in St. Bonaventure University Solo Exhibition

The second edition of Abbey Ryan ’03 ’s painting collection “the light/the shade” is showing as a solo exhibition at the Quick Center at St. Bonaventure University through June 2. The exhibition is the culmination of a 2017 research trip to Patmos, Greece, and is also a part of Ryan’s one-a-day...

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May 3, 2019

Macchi ’12 In the News for Soccer Instagram Series

Chris Macchi ’12 was featured in a March 31 NBCSN segment, “Premier League Mornings Live,” for his Instagram series “On the Ground.” Macchi, who lives in London, uses the series to promote the English league to American audiences. “It’s really just about the fan experience,” said Macchi, whose...

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April 29, 2019

Special Athletes Go for Gold

Smiles and laughter abounded on April 7 as special needs athletes from around the region filled the Kuch Center for Sportsfest, an annual one-day athletic clinic that allows athletes to expand their skills in swimming, basketball, martial arts, soccer, dance, and volleyball. At the event—co-hosted...

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April 29, 2019

Damario ’18M Appointed Behavioral Health Program Coordinator

Counseling alumnus Marc Damario ’18M was appointed evidence-based practice program coordinator at Belmont Behavioral Health Hospital, where he’ll oversee new programs implemented in the hospital. Damario is working to secure a designation for Belmont from Philadelphia’s Evidence-based Practice and...

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April 26, 2019

Mohr ’12M Receives Forensic Science Award

Forensic Science alumna Amanda L.A. Mohr ’12M received the 2019 American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Irving Sunshine Award from the Toxicology Section, which focuses on the research and detection of poisons and drugs in medical and legal investigations. The Irving Sunshine award is given to...

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April 22, 2019

Black Alumni Association Celebrates Inaugural Preview Scholarship Recipients

“I feel like I’m part of history,” said Stephanie Quarshie ’22 , a Biology major who went to Paris on Preview. She’s one of 10 students who received the Black Alumni Association of Arcadia University (BAAAU)’s inaugural Preview scholarships for 2019. “I’m grateful. Preview is why I came to Arcadia...

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April 22, 2019

Nonprofit Led by Eubank ’05, ’07MEd Wins $40,000 Grant from the Renewal Project

Welcoming the Stranger, led by Education alumna and executive director Meg Eubank ’05, ’07MEd , was awarded a $40,000 grant at the fourth annual Renewal Awards ceremony in New York City on March 28. Eubank is executive director and the only full-time employee of Welcoming the Stranger, based out of...

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April 18, 2019

Arcadia Honors Dr. Wes Rose’s Legacy with Endowed Award

On April 6, Arcadia faculty, staff, alumni, students and friends joined members of the Rose family and associates of the ALS Association in Grey Towers Castle for a special evening to celebrate the life of Dr. R. Wesley Rose (1972-2018), associate professor of Biology, and to benefit the R. Wesley...

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April 5, 2019

Ciallella ’15 Publishes Toxicology Research

Forensic Science alumna Heather Ciallella ’15 published her first scientific article, “Advancing Computational Toxicology in the Big Data Era by Artificial Intelligence: Data-Driven and Mechanism-Driven Modeling for Chemical Toxicology,” with the Journal of Chemical Research in Toxicology on March...

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January 23, 2019

Clark ’99 to Release Second Novel, Hands Up, with Wido Publishing

Stephen Clark ’99 is preparing to release his second novel, Hands Up , with Wido Publishing. In Hands Up , Clark explores the story of three protagonists who witness a police shooting. Clark describes this book as a “socially conscious thriller” that draws upon themes of racial tension and mutual...

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