Arcadia University News


September 17, 2015

Trustee Allison Rossett Presents on Educational Technology Strategies

Trustee Allison Rossett ’68EdD facilitates a discussion about strategies to boost engagement for online learning in “Will They Stay or Will They Stray?” on Sept. 17 in the Commons Fireplace Lounge. Dr. Rossett, professor emerita of educational technology at San Diego State University and an expert...

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September 10, 2015

Sandra Clark, Managing Editor for ‘The Philadelphia Inquirer,’ to Oversee ‘Because Arcadia’ Student Blog

Because Arcadia , Arcadia’s award-winning student-written blog, is excited to welcome Sandra Clark ’14MBA as managing editor. As managing editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer , one of the nation’s most prominent newspapers, Clark leads half of a newsroom of nearly 200, overseeing digital, arts...

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August 25, 2015

Poorman ’92M Awarded for Service to Limb Loss Community

Cindy Poorman ’92M received The Amputee Coalition’s Burgess Award, reports Healio.com, a medical news outlet. Recipients of the award, which recognizes professionals serving the limb loss community, were announced at the 2015 Amputee Coalition National Conference in July. Poorman is a...

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August 18, 2015

Tom Sciascia '86 Realizes His Dream Job: From Graphic Designer to Gourmet Chocolatier

Tom Sciascia ’86 grew up in an Italian family…a very Italian family. You know, the kind where when you walk through the kitchen door you’re instantly greeted by sweet-smelling aromas of freshly baked breads, spices, and homemade desserts. Sciascia’s grandfather was a butcher and...

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August 17, 2015

Dr. Belcher’s Son Marries at Castle; Wedding Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

As part of its weekly spotlight on area weddings, The Philadelphia Inquirer highlighted a ceremony at Grey Towers Castle between Allison Watman and Eric Belcher, son of former Professor of History Dr. Gerald L. Belcher , who passed away in 1991. A graduate of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey...

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August 11, 2015

Sandra Clark ’14 MBA, Managing Editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer

This story originally appeared in the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of Arcadia magazine. Eye-catching covers from The Philadelphia Inquirer ’s Features sections greet visitors entering Sandra Clark’s office in the historic former Strawbridge’s building at 8th and Market Streets, which now houses the...

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August 7, 2015

Brady O’Mara ’97M, an Alumnus on Top of the World

This story originally ran in the Summer 2015 issue of Arcadia magazine. Brady O’Mara ’97M stared at the Alaskan wilderness from 20,320 feet, a razor-sharp wind cutting through him. He was one of four who made it to the summit of Denali, North America’s highest mountain, out of an expedition team of...

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August 4, 2015

Genetic Counseling Students LEND Families a Hand

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Fellowship Provides Genetic Counseling Students with Insight on Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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July 27, 2015

Khan ’14M Awarded to Promote Family Health Awareness

Shama Khan ’14M received an award from the New York Mid-Atlantic Consortium for Genetics and Newborn Screening Services (NYMAC), funding a project to educate members of the Muslim community about the importance of examining family history when considering marriage and family planning. Khan, a...

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July 27, 2015

Genetic Counseling Students Attend Prenatal Diagnosis Conference

In May, all 14 first-year students in Arcadia’s Genetic Counseling program attended the Seventh Annual Philadelphia Prenatal Diagnosis Conference to learn about cutting edge testing and diagnosis from an array of nationally recognized experts in the field of prenatal genetics. The program featured...

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July 16, 2015

Roller Derby Jammer Natasha Wirth '12 Dominates On and Off the Track

That's the idiom flashing right now on Natasha Wirth's Gmail status message. By day, Wirth works as a medical case manager for the Mazzoni Center in Philadelphia, a healthcare provider serving the LGBTQ community. Off the clock, however, she identifies as Mar'ge Equality.

July 14, 2015

Eckenrode Presents at Physical Therapy Conference in Spain

Dr. Brian Eckrenrode , assistant professor of physical therapy, gave a lecture at the Internationales de Fisioterapia, Fisterapia Desportes conference in Madrid, Spain, in the spring. At the Universidad Pontificia Comillas, he presented “Rehabilitation of Achilles Tendinopathy” and served as...

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July 14, 2015

Mitchell to Present at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition

Dené Mitchell ’13MPH, CCRP had two abstracts accepted by the American Public Health Association for the 143rd Annual Meeting scheduled which will be held in Chicago on October 31, 2015. Her abstract, “Riding Free Pilot Study, an Equine Therapy Program for Children Diagnosed with Post-Traumatic...

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July 2, 2015

Inquirer: Author Bryant ’99M Receives Sibert Medal

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that author Jen Bryant ’99M won the Robert F. Sibert Medal for her most recent picture book, The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus . The Right Word recounts the life of Peter Mark Roget, the British physician who created Roget’s Thesaurus. Given at the American...

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July 2, 2015

In Exhibition, Inman ’98 Honors Judith Taylor Through Photography

There is so much I want to show you , a mixed media exhibition by Johanna Inman ’98 , runs through July 24 at Philadelphia’s Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA) Gallery . Inman’s latest work honors the influence of Judith Taylor , former professor and program coordinator of photography at...

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June 23, 2015

Six Honored at Alumni Association Awards Ceremony

During Reunion on June 6, six alumnae were presented with Mary Louise Armstrong Wolf or Golden Disc Awards by the Arcadia University Alumni Association . Given in memory of Mary Louise Armstrong Wolf ’36 , the Mary Louise Armstrong Wolf Award is presented in recognition of service to Arcadia...

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June 23, 2015

School of Education Recognizes 10th Anniversary of Doctoral Program

The School of Education celebrated the 10th anniversary of its first cohort for the Doctor of Education on June 11. The event, which brought more than 30 alumni and current students in the Doctor of Education program, also honored the founder of the program, Dr. Christina Ager . After remarks from...

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June 11, 2015

Wirth ’12 Slams Roller Derby Competitors as ‘Mar’ge Equality’

Natasha Wirth ’12 was featured in South Philly Review for her involvement with Philly Roller Derby (PRD) . Wirth has competed with PRD since March 2015. In addition to roller derby, “Mar’ge Equality,” as she’s known on the track, works as a freelance interpreter and medical case manager at Mazzoni...

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June 10, 2015

Doolittle ’15 Throws Out Phillies First Pitch

Stephen Doolittle ’15 throws the ceremonial first pitch before the Phillies-Pirates game on May 11. Students in the Class of 2015 attended the game as part of Senior Week, which also included a black tie event, trips to Dorney Park and Atlantic City, an evening on the Spirit of Philadelphia, and a...

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June 10, 2015

Taysha Canales ’11 Appears in Second World Premiere

South Philly Review spotlights Taysha Canales ’11 for her roles as Mother Wolf, the Monkey, and Kaa the Snake in the Arden Theatre Company’s world premiere of The Jungle Book . This is Canales’ second consecutive world premiere, having acted in Moon Cave at Philadelphia’s Azuka Theatre in the...

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June 10, 2015

Trustee Johnston ’96 Talks Needle-free Vaccines on News Medical

In a Q&A, trustee Tom Johnston ’96 , CEO of Dutch biotechnology company Mucosis , joins Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Kees Leenhouts to discuss how the company is developing safe vaccines to be administered intranasally or orally, instead of by needle. "Eventually, scientists became familiar...

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