Arcadia University News

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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February 1, 2018

Arcadia Celebrates Its Inaugural 40 Under 40

Arcadia University honored its inaugural 40 Under 40 at a special reception on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the Lowes Philadelphia Hotel. More than 135 Arcadia alumni, families, and friends were in attendance to celebrate some of the University’s most promising, accomplished, entrepreneurial, creative,...

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January 26, 2018

Ryan ’03 Featured in ‘Artists and Illustrators’

In recognition of her work and studio practice, Abbey Ryan ’03 , associate professor of Visual and Performing Arts, was featured in the January issue of Artists and Illustrators , regarded as “Britain’s most popular art magazine.” The article highlights Ryan’s daily painting blog, as well as the...

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January 25, 2018

WalkingStick ’59, ’11H Featured in ‘The New Yorker’

The New Yorker highlighted Kay WalkingStick ’59, ’11H for her contributions to “ Unholding ,” a collection of mixed media by 10 Native American artists. The exhibition was on display at Artists Space in New York City from Nov. 18 to Jan. 21. Language, verbal and visual, is central to the experience...

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January 4, 2018

Profitt ’11 Presents on Artistic Development at Alumni Exhibition Closing

On Nov. 30, Adjunct Professor of Art and Design Krista Profitt ’11 discussed her artistic trajectory in “Watching You, Judging You,” a lecture that capped off her Alumni Spotlight exhibition, “Krista Profitt: Savers, Shavers, Mansplainers.” Profitt earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting...

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January 4, 2018

Yoon ’16DPT Proposes on ‘Right This Minute’

Junsik Yoon ’16DPT was featured on Right This Minute , a program that streams viral videos from around the world, after traveling from the United States to Finland to serenade and propose to his girlfriend. Yoon and his fiance now live in California, where he practices physical therapy at Community...

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November 30, 2017

Arcadians UKNIGHT for Third Annual Day of Giving

On Nov. 28, 903 members of the Arcadia University community around the world “uknighted” for the third annual Day of Giving event. With the UKNIGHT 1 Day campaign focused on community participation, not dollars, this year’s goal of 700 donors was far surpassed in the 24-hour period. Collectively,...

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November 30, 2017

Alum Hosts Men’s Basketball Team for Thanksgiving During Hawaii Tournament

Mike Rounds ’84MS and his wife, Marti, hosted the Arcadia men's basketball team, coaches, and parents for a Thanksgiving BBQ at their home on O'ahu, Hawaii during the team’s trip to compete in the Hoops in Hawaii Tournament on Thursday, Nov. 23. The Knights traveled to Honolulu over the...

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November 3, 2017

Arcadia Celebrates Inaugural Genetic Counseling Awareness Day

Arcadia will celebrate the inaugural Genetic Counseling Awareness Day at the 21st Annual Supervisor’s Workshop on Nov. 9. The event is sponsored by GeneDx, a company that specializes in genetic testing. The event, held in the Commons Great Room, will feature a screening of the documentary “Rarefied...

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October 31, 2017

Martin ’15 ‘Enchanted to Meet’ Taylor Swift

Alumna Melanie Martin ’15 got the chance to meet her idol, and she hasn’t been able to shake it off. The creative force behind the Taylor Swift fan blog Swiftly Obsessive , Martin has been a loyal “Swiftie” since the singer released her debut album in 2006. Her site caught Swift’s attention,...

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October 26, 2017

Hurricane Maria Relief Collection for Puerto Rico

On Sunday, Nov. 12, the Arcadia University student organization Melanin in Action (MIA) will help lead an effort to collect donations for Puerto Rico as part of Hurricane Maria relief. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., community members can drop off items listed at the University’s “Resident Parking Lot” (...

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October 6, 2017

Arcadia Exhibitions Presents Alumni Spotlight Exhibition: “Krista Profitt: Shavers, Savers, Mansplainers”

A lecture by the artist,“Watching You, Judging You,” will be held on Nov. 30 in the University Commons Great Room beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a reception to follow in the Harrison Gallery. The Arcadia University’s Art Research Collaboration (ARC) Exhibition Program is pleased to present, “Krista...

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September 13, 2017

Isaacs ’18M Receives Genetic Counseling Award to Research Counselor-Patient Alliances

Genetic Counseling’s Jessica Isaacs ’18M received a 2017 Jane Engelberg Memorial Fellowship (JEMF) Student Research Award for a project geared toward strengthening counselor-patient relationships. In her proposal, “Potential Methods to Strengthen the Counselor-Patient Alliance in a Genetic...

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August 14, 2017

Jennifer Gray '10: Stepping Into America's History

Jennifer Gray ’10 knows what it’s like to be an American icon. As a storyteller for Historic Philadelphia, Inc. (HPI), Gray portrays Betsy Ross, America’s famous first flagmaker, at the Betsy Ross House on Arch Street. She conveys the complexity of Ross’ life as an entrepreneur,...


June 27, 2017

‘Social Media Warrior’ Nickalls ’14 Fights Mental Health Stigmas

Nearly anyone who scrolls through Facebook, Twitter, or other social media platforms has seen posts that address physical ailments, provide home remedies, and offer beauty or fitness tips. One area of health care, however, is often neglected in the social media sphere: mental wellness. In...

June 22, 2017

Through FEMA, Brennan ’16 Assists Survivors

When disaster strikes, Shawn Brennan ’16 responds. As a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster survivor assistance specialist, Brennan is on the front line of responders, aiding survivors in their recovery by making sure the FEMA process is clearly laid out and answering...

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June 19, 2017

Fortner ’99 Helps Improve Quality of Life for Patients in Peru

When Jodee Fortner ’99 first met 12-year-old Olga, the young girl and her family hoped that treatment at Medical Ministry International (MMI)’s Hope and Health Clinic in Peru would correct Olga’s congenital clubfoot, which rendered her foot twisted at an almost 180-degree angle, her toes nearly...

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June 1, 2017

Rebecca Smith ’16 on Ballot for Norristown Council Seat

Rebecca Smith ’16 , who received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, has moved into the general election for a seat on Norristown’s Municipal Council. She received one of two Democratic spots on the ballot after the primaries. Smith, who is a legislative and communications specialist for...

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April 18, 2017

Arcadia University Dedicates Jean Lenox West Field

On April 8, family members of one of the most storied student-athletes and alumni of Beaver College and Arcadia University gathered to dedicate the Jean Lenox West Field. Lenox West family members, including Jean’s sons, Doug and Tim, and Jean’s daughter, Nancy, joined Chair of the Board of...

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April 4, 2017

Founder of Barrington Stage Company, Former Red Cross Volunteer of the Year to Address Graduates at Arcadia University’s 2017 Commencements

Dr. Julianne Mamana Boyd ’66 , co-founder and artistic director of Barrington Stage Company (BSC) in Pittsfield, Mass., and Dr. Samuel Cameron , mental health manager with the American Red Cross and Professor Emeritus at Arcadia University, will receive honorary doctoral degrees and address...

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