Arcadia University News

June 4, 2015

Instructor, Costumer Austin ’09 Featured in PhillyVoice

On May 19, Rebecca Austin ’09 , adjunct professor of theater arts, was featured on for her work in technical theater. Austin has worked in wardrobe and costuming for The Bearded Ladies Cabaret and Tribe of Fools , two Philadelphia theater companies. Now wardrobe supervisor for the...

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May 27, 2015

Alumni Receive Lindback Award

Margaret Stephan ’14M , who earned a Master of Education and intern certification from the School of Education, received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching for her work as the founding special education instructor at The U School, a district high school that opened in fall 2014. Fifty-...

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April 24, 2015

Genetic Counseling Alumna Interviewed on Milwaukee News Program

Amy Stoddart , a 2014 graduate of the Genetic Counseling program and now a certified genetic counselor at Columbia St. Mary’s Cancer Center in Milwaukee, was interviewed on “The Morning Blend” on Milwaukee’s NBC affiliate. Stoddart, an advocate for patient and public education on breast and ovarian...

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April 17, 2015

Eckenrode Presents at PPTA Southeast District Mini-Combined Sections Meeting

Dr. Brian Eckenrode , assistant professor, presented on “Rehabilitation Following Articular Cartilage Procedures of the Knee” and "Return to Sport Following Articular Cartilage Procedures of the Knee” at the PPTA Southeast District Mini-Combined Sections Meeting on March 21 in Philadelphia, Pa...

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April 1, 2015

Auction of Abbey Ryan Painting to Benefit Scholarship Fund

On March 27, Abbey Ryan ’03 conducted a live painting demo in Grey Towers Castle to benefit the Jami Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship at Arcadia University. Dozens of people gathered to watch on the landing of the Grand Staircase, where a projector gave a close-up of each brushstroke. Many more tuned...

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March 10, 2015

HAPS Alumni Return to Speak on Finding Work, Professional Skills

On March 2, nine recent alumni of the Historical and Political Studies department returned to campus to speak to more than 40 students and graduating seniors about working in the field. Through the panel, current students saw “the range of different types of careers that majors in the department...

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March 4, 2015

Papay Moderates Session at Special Education Law Conference

Dr. Clare Papay , director of undergraduate and graduate special education certification, served as a moderator at the Lehigh University 42nd Special Education Law Conference held in May in Bethlehem, Pa. Dr. Papay moderated a session led by Thomas A. Mayes titled “Ethics for Attorneys in Special...

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February 25, 2015

Lessard Delivers Alumni Address at Tufts PHPD Commencement, Receives Grant from W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Dr. Laura Lessard , assistant professor of community and global public health, delivered the alumni address at the Tufts University School of Medicine, Public Health and Professional Degree (PHPD) Programs commencement ceremony on May 18, 2014, in Boston. Dr. Lessard serves as the elected Vice...

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February 25, 2015

DiSantis Publishes in ‘Preventing Chronic Diseases’

Dr. Katie DiSantis , assistant professor of community and global public health, published “Buying Food on Sale: A Mixed Methods Study With Shoppers at an Urban Supermarket, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2010–2012” in Preventing Chronic Diseases .

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February 25, 2015

In USA Today, Isaac ’14 Writes on Oscar Snubs

Chris Isaac ’14 , a freelance journalist who has written for USA Today College , discusses recent films not sufficiently recognized at the Academy Awards in his Feb. 20 piece, “The Biggest Oscars Snubs in Recent History.” I’m sure Selma director Ava DuVernay and Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn would...

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February 17, 2015

Pacheco ’02 to Appear on ABC’s ‘Scandal’

Juan Pacheco ’02 appeared as a CIA deputy on the Feb. 12 episode of the television drama Scandal and will reprise the role on Feb. 19. Scandal airs on ABC Thursday nights at 9 p.m. After earning a B.F.A. in Acting, Pacheco performed in various theater productions and won an American College Theater...

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February 16, 2015

Author Michael Pogach ’05M, ’09M Led Q&A on Campus

Author, professor, and motorcycle enthusiast Michael Pogach ’05M, ’09M led a Q&A in the Castle Rose and Mirror Rooms on Feb. 27 as part of Arcadia’s Writers Return to Campus series. Pogach, who teaches English at Northampton Community College, has published five short stories and recently...

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February 10, 2015

Bryant ’99M Receives Sibert Medal for Children’s Book

Jen Bryant ’99M ’s latest book, The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus , was awarded the 2015 Robert F. Sibert Medal for the most distinguished informational children’s book published in 2014. The award was announced on Feb. 3 by the Association for Library Service to Children. The Right Word...

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February 10, 2015

HBO Special with Anna Deaveare Smith ’71, ’93H Nominated for NAACP Image Award

An HBO special with actress, playwright, author, and educator Anna Deaveare Smith ’71, ’93H was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children’s Program. “Anna Deaveare Smith: A YoungArts Masterclass,” which premiered on HBO in February 2014, showcases Deaveare Smith mentoring and...

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January 27, 2015

Smalls ’07 Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer for Youth Mentorship Program

Cleo Smalls ’07 was profiled Jan. 25 in The Philadelphia Inquirer for Precise Princess, a mentorship program Smalls founded last year. Inspired by her goddaughters, Smalls started the organization to provide volunteer mentors for girls living in North Philadelphia, who she says “need some positive...


January 27, 2015

Reale Publishes Poetry Collection on the Sicilian-American Immigrant Experience

Michelle Reale ’99M , assistant professor, Library, has just released a collection of prose poetry titled The Legacy of the Sidelong Glance: Elegies through Aldrich Press. This collection explicates the rough terrain of the Sicilian-American immigrant experience in a place in which immigrants were...

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January 26, 2015

Ramos-Reynoso ’12 Recounts Exploratory Trip to Dominican Republic in Huffington Post

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso ’12 recently visited the Dominican Republic to conduct research for her nonprofit, Schools for Sustainability , which aims to build a sustainable high school in the Caribbean country. In the Jan. 19 Huffington Post , she writes of her experience meeting with local business...


January 26, 2015

Head Athletic Trainer of NBA’s Houston Rockets Earns Transitional DPT

The Beaumont Enterprise reported that Jason Biles ’15DPT , who earned a Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy on Jan. 17, is head athletic trainer for the NBA’s Houston Rockets. Biles, who is in his third season with the Rockets, was named head athletic trainer during the offseason.

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January 22, 2015

Alumna Caryn Babaian’s ‘Nature Mandalas’ at Academy of Natural Sciences, Through May 31

Nature in Chalk , an exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, displays the work of Caryn Babaian ’93 MEd . Babaian, who teaches biology at Bucks County Community College and has been featured in NOVA’s The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers , created “nature mandalas,”...


January 14, 2015

Arcadia Gets Geeky with Author Eric Smith ’08M, Jan. 22

By JASMINE L. HENDERSON ’15 The MFA Creative Writing program’s “Writers Return to Campus Series” presents author, blogger, and self-proclaimed geek Eric Smith ’08M on Thursday, Jan. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Commons Stein Fireplace Lounge. Cofounder of the blog Geekadelphia and the Philly Geek...

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December 2, 2014

TSA Position Takes Clifford ’07 Around The World

By RAVEN ECKMAN ’16 Each year, millions of tons of cargo are shipped through airports in the United States. Stacked crates dominate warehouses, awaiting clearance to their next destination. Uniformed workers move through a maze of crates, scurrying around as trucks and forklifts move tons of cargo...

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