Arcadia University News

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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December 2, 2014

Tom Johnston’s Lifesaving Business Model

In 2009, the H1N1 influenza virus—commonly known as swine flu—caused worldwide panic. The initial outbreak in Mexico turned into a pandemic, ravaging Africa and Southeast Asia and, according to estimates, causing up to half a million deaths. Desperate to devise a plan to tackle the disease that...

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November 25, 2014

Loury Speaks at Philadelphia’s My Brother’s Keeper Summit

Dr. Doreen Loury (left) with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Stephen Tyson ’13M at the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Initiative Summit, hosted at Philadelphia’s Mastery Charter School-Shoemaker Campus on Wednesday, Nov. 12. The summit was organized in response to President Obama’s MBK Community...

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November 20, 2014

University, Scholarship Recipients Express Thanks to Donors at Evening of Appreciation

As guests entered the Commons Great Room on the evening of Friday, Nov. 14, they were met with words displayed on a large metal sculpture, reading: Transform, Grateful, Create, Fulfill, Change—sentiments that so aptly described the second annual Evening of Appreciation, an event to thank donors and...

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October 16, 2014

Dr. Archie Vomachka Named Professor Emeritus at Arcadia University

Dr. Archie Vomachka , who served in faculty and academic leadership positions at Arcadia University for 26 years before retiring earlier this year, has been named professor emeritus. Dr. Vomachka joined the faculty of Arcadia’s Department of Biology in 1988 as an associate professor; he was named...

October 16, 2014

President Christensen to Serve as Mentor for International Education Program

The Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) has selected Dr. Nicolette DeVille Christensen , president of Arcadia University, as one of four academic and administrative leaders to serve as a mentor for the Neal Presidential Fellows Program. Dr. Christensen will be matched with...


October 6, 2014

#FallFestAU: Share Your Homecoming Photos on Instagram

The official Arcadia University Instagram account ( @ArcadiaUniversity ) is up and running in time for Fall Fest , Oct. 9-12. As you celebrate the alumni homecoming and family weekend, share your foodgrams, videos of the fireworks, selfies in front of the Castle, and group photos with friends using...


September 26, 2014

Bailey Recalls How Her Ideas about Art Expanded at Arcadia, PAFA

By FRANCES DUMLAO ’15 Since graduating from Arcadia University in 2009 with a Bachelor in Fine Arts, where she specialized in painting, artist Jannalyn Bailey ’09 completed a Masters of Fine Arts at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2012 and had one of her designs featured on skirts by...

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September 10, 2014

Babcock Provides Q&A for ‘So What Can You Do With a History Major?’ Series

Caitlin Babcock , a graduate of the M.A. program in International Peace and Conflict Resolution at Arcadia University, was interviewed by “The Way of Improvement Leads Home” blogger John Fea, a professor of American History and Chair of the History Department at Messiah College, for a Q&A...

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September 10, 2014

The Mercury: Mattiola Supports Ending Discrimination Against LGBT Pennsylvanians

Chantel Mattiola , a graduate of Arcadia University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution program , spoke outside of the Pottstown Borough Hall on Aug. 7 to show her support for House Bill 300, which bans discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Pennsylvanians. The...

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September 2, 2014

Gaines Finds That Dead Men Do Tell Tales

By COURTNEY WRIGHT It’s pitch black, long after dark in a south N.J. wood. A group of police officers, dodging heavy branches and nocturnal creatures, lugs a large spotlight, illuminating the forest. To add to the potential eeriness, a massive nest of daddy long legs seemed to beckon Allison Gaines...

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August 31, 2014

Complex Issues of the Female Form Explored in Alumni Spotlight Art Exhibition

[box border="full"] Artist Lecture : Jannalyn Bailey will give a lecture on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 4:30 p.m. in the Commons Great Room. A reception will follow.[/box] In an exhibit at the Arcadia University Commons Art Gallery, Jannalyn Bailey explores complex issues related to the perception of...

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August 25, 2014

Brown and Daniels Co-author Paper in ‘Evolutionary Psychology’

Dr. Christina Brown , assistant professor of Psychology, and Emily Daniels ’14 , who graduated from Arcadia University with a B.A. in Psychology, recently published a journal article on their research, titled “Verbal compliments as a differential source of mate poaching threat for men and women” in...

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August 21, 2014

Dr. James Capolupo, School of Continuing Studies Adjunct Faculty Member, Education Alum Named National Superintendent of the Year

Dr. James Capolupo , superintendent of Delaware County’s Springfield School District, was named 2014 Superintendent of the Year by the National Association of School Superintendents (NASS). Dr. Capolupo, who earned a Master of Arts in Education, a Certificate of Advanced Study, and a Superintendent...

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August 7, 2014

Arcadia University Announces Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2014

Arcadia University will induct five new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame in a formal ceremony on Oct. 11, 2014 in the University Commons as part of Fall Fest/Homecoming Weekend. The Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014 is comprised of four former student-athletes— Tim Fitzgerald ’08 (men’s tennis),...

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July 31, 2014

6ABC: Deshpande Discusses ‘Boyhood’

Brock Koller ’05 reviewed Boyhood , a film that captures a coming-of-age story that was shot over a 12-year period, for 6ABC. Koller, a student of Dr. Shekhar Deshpande , professor and chair of media and communication, interviewed for the article. He and Deshpande discussed how the film’s format...

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