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November 9, 2018

Visual and Performing Arts Alumni, Staff Nominated for Barrymore Awards

By Richard Lefler '19 On Nov. 5, Arcadia alumni, faculty, and staff from the Visual and Performing Arts Department were recognized at the annual Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. The awards honor local artists and theater companies in Philadelphia’s thriving theater community. Robin...

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November 6, 2018

BAAAU Achieve Preview Scholarship Goal, Launch #20for2020

In just three months, the Black Alumni Association of Arcadia University (BAAAU) has exceeded its goal for its first annual Preview scholarship . Preview , a two-credit course and weeklong international experience for first-year and transfer students, can be an exciting global opportunity. However...

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October 18, 2018

Community UKNIGHTs 4 Arcadia During Inauguration Week

For four days during Inauguration Week, Arcadians around the world “UKNIGHTED” on campus and online for the fourth annual UKNIGHT 4 Arcadia campaign. Helping to surpass the goal of 1,022 donors, a record-setting 1,042 Arcadia alumni, students, faculty, staff, Trustees, parents, family members,...

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October 15, 2018

Artist Talk with Vanni ’05, ’06MEd for University Exhibition “Outside In”

Artist Lauren Vanni ’05, ’06MEd will speak about her artistic practice on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 4:30 p.m. in the University Commons Great Room. Immediately following the lecture, an opening reception for her exhibition, “Outside In,” will be held in the Harrison Gallery. The exhibition features 14...

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October 2, 2018

Iskandarani ’18 Publishes Paper on Language Learning

Lana Iskandarani ’18 , a graduate student in the School of Education’s Connected Learning & Technologies certificate program, published “Production-Centered Classroom Environment Increases Students’ Understanding and Interest in Learning Foreign Languages” in the Journal of Foreign Languages,...

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August 17, 2018

Jake ’17 Investigates Molecular Potential Energy

Chemistry and Physics alumna Lena C. Jake ’17 published “Hartree-Fock symmetry breaking around conical intersections,” the first segment of her doctoral research, in the prestigious Journal of Chemical Physics , a compilation of fresh perspectives and significant findings in the field of chemical...

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August 16, 2018

Alumni Meet President Nair

The Arcadia University Alumni Association kicked off its “Meet President Nair” event series with a rooftop reception for Arcadia alumni at The Continental Mid-town in Center City, Philadelphia on July 31. More than 75 guests joined President Ajay Nair , his wife Paayal, and his children, Krishna...

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July 11, 2018

Black Alumni Association of Arcadia University Launches Preview Scholarship Program

All Arcadia University students should be able to “preview” the world—that’s why the Black Alumni Association of Arcadia University (BAAAU) has launched a new travel scholarship program. Preview , a two-credit course and weeklong international experience for first-year and transfer students, can be...

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June 29, 2018

Actor and Playwright Hitchens ‘07 Shares Spooky Past

By Nicole Gieselman ’19 Director, playwright, and Acting alumnus Josh Hitchens ‘07 has been sending shivers down spines with his original, autobiographical play Ghost Stories . Directed by Ryan Walter, the one-man show is comprised of six paranormal tales that have (literally) haunted Hitchens...

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June 27, 2018

Tandy-Connor ‘07M Investigates Ancestry Testing

Genetic Counseling graduate Stephany Tandy-Connor ‘07M was the lead investigator for a study examining direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing companies, such as AncestryDNA and 23AndMe. With companies that provide insight into family and heritage growing in popularity, Tandy-Connor’s research...

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June 8, 2018

Fashion Designer Bonner ’07 Interviewed by Philly Mag

Graphic Design alumna Iris Bonner ’07 likes to party with Cardi. And Mary J. Blige, Pink, Missy Elliott— her clientele is star-studded, comprised of powerful women. As the designer behind These Pink Lips— a brand that fuses vibrancy, sexuality, and rebellious pop culture— Bonner uses paint...

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May 11, 2018

Arcadia Hosts Alumni Weekend 2018

The Arcadia campus came alive with the return of more than 300 Beaver College and Arcadia alumni, family, and friends for Alumni Weekend, May 4 and 5. Guests came from near and far to remember, relive, and reunite with the University community during events and reunions. The celebratory weekend...

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May 11, 2018

WalkingStick ’59M, ’11H Lectures on Native American Art

Kay WalkingStick ’59M, ’11H presented her retrospective “Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist” at Montclair Art Museum’s annual Gaelen Family Artist Lecture on April 28. Joined by Montclair curator Kathleen Ash-Milby, WalkingStick discussed the curatorial process and the significance of each piece...

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May 10, 2018

DiFranco ’14MFA Publishes Novel Inspired by Underground Music

Daniel DiFranco ’14MFA , a graduate of Arcadia’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, published Panic Years , a novel that draws on his lifelong exploration of music and the trials of artistic pursuit. Panic Years follows the fictional band Qualia and its bass player, Paul, as the...

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May 7, 2018

Theater Alumni to Participate in “Electric” New Production

Arcadia Theater alumni Kishia Nixon ’15 and Trevor William Fayle ’13 will perform as leads in Sing the Body Electric , a Theatre Exile production showing through May 13 in Philadelphia. Written by Michael Hollinger and directed by Deborah Block, the play follows Jess (played by Nixon), a failing...

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April 29, 2018

Professors Emeriti Host Lecture Series at Retirement Community

Throughout April, Arcadia’s emeriti faculty presented on a range of topics at Rydal Park Retirement Community, highlighting Arcadia’s global reach with research on West Africa, China, England, the Caribbean, and Beaver, Pa. Dr. Louis Friedler (Computer Science and Mathematics), Dr. Hugh Grady (...

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April 24, 2018

Education Alumna named 2018 VOICE for Children Award Recipient

Dewetta Logan ’15MEd , owner and director of Smart Beginnings Early Learning Center (SBELC), was named the 2018 VOICE for Children Award recipient by the Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children. She was one of four childcare professionals in Pennsylvania recognized for “...

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March 31, 2018

Dr. Vollrath Publishes on Student Writing Habits

Dr. Daniel Vollrath ’15EdD , a graduate of the Special Education Leadership Education Doctoral program, published “Building Habits of Mind Through Writing,” an article through the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA). Co-written with teacher Scott Einhorn, the article is a result of Dr. Vollrath...

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March 21, 2018

Dr. Suneet P. Chauhan, Former Senator Hank Brown to Address Graduates at 2018 Commencements

Suneet P. Chauhan '79, M.D. , professor at the University of Texas Health McGovern Medical School, and Hank Brown, J.D. , former U.S. Senator and Representative of Colorado, will receive honorary doctoral degrees and address graduates at Arcadia’s 2018 Commencement ceremonies. Dr. Chauhan will...

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February 16, 2018

Graduate Student Sophie Finn ’15 Publishes with WHYY

Educational Leadership graduate student Sophie Finn ’15 published “Visit These 5 Gilded Age Landmarks Before it’s too Late,” her first published work as an intern with WHYY’s PlanPhilly. Her piece highlights historic buildings within the city that are often threatened to be demolished. Read More

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February 12, 2018

Deavere Smith '71, '93H Stars in One-woman Show on HBO, Feb. 24

Award-winning playwright, actor, and educator Anna Deavere Smith portrays Stephanie Williams, emotional support teacher in Philadelphia, in Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, The California Chapter, a one-woman show featuring stories about California’s devastating school-to-prison...

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