Arcadia University News


September 13, 2019

Arcadia Poets Symposium

It's time for the 6th Arcadia Poets Symposium! poetry reading and panel discussion to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 4 to 5:40 p.m. Amphitheater of the Dining Services Building “The Role of the Poet in Society” University Seminar is sponsoring this event. As part of the course, we are inviting...

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September 5, 2019

Think Tank Competition for Funding Projects

Get funding for a collaborative interdisciplinary project with faculty. The Humanities Research Lab (2035 Church Rd) is hosting a Think Tank Competition for students and faculty working on cutting-edge humanities projects (Art History, Music, Literature, Religion, Philosophy, History, Modern...

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February 21, 2019

Arcadia Student Receives Honorable Mention for Dell Magazines Award

Arcadia’s Emmalee Gagnon ’20 received honorable mention from Dell Magazines for her short story submission, “Say Her Name.” Before submitting her short story to the Dell Award, Gagnon worked on “Say Her Name” for over a year between workshop classes and peer reviews. “Say Her Name” taps into the...

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November 8, 2018

Drs. Crivelli-Kovach, Wertime Named Professors Emeriti

In recognition of their distinguished teaching, research, and leadership, Dr. Andrea Crivelli-Kovach , professor and director of Graduate Programs in the Department of Public Health, has been named Professor Emerita, and Dr. Richard Wertime , professor of English, has been named Professor Emeritus...

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November 7, 2018

Help End Hunger This Holiday Season Through the 25th Annual Empty Bowl

Help the fight against hunger and enjoy a bowl of delicious soup at the 25th annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner on Nov. 12, hosted by the Community and Civic Engagement Center. Seatings are scheduled from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. This year, proceeds will be split...

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October 9, 2018

Bryant ’21 Goes Hollywood

Good fortune may have led English major Lashanna Bryant ’21 to Philadelphia’s Wizard World Comic Con, as she won, through a Facebook contest, a four-day event pass, prize pack, and tickets to meet Game of Thrones and Aquaman star Jason Momoa. But it was talent that earned Bryant a meeting with...

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October 8, 2018

Arcadia Welcomes Philadelphia Writers’ Conference for Humor & Horror

The Philadelphia Writers’ Conference (PWC) hosts its second free forum of the season, “The Undying Romance Between Humor and Horror” in the Castle on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The panel will feature writer Ashlee Blackwell, who specializes in the history of black women as it intersects...

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August 21, 2018

Creative Writing Program Named One of Country’s Best

Best College Reviews recently named the Arcadia low-residency MFA Program in Creative Writing to its top 20 online master’s degrees in the United States. The University is ranked 13th among schools such as Emerson College, The University of New Orleans, and Arizona State University. Noting small...

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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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April 2, 2018

Betts Highlighted as Inspiration to Poetry Students

Genevieve Betts , adjunct professor of English, was featured in Chestnut Hill Local on March 21 for her role as a mentor and inspiration to budding poets. The article noted that many of Betts’ students have gone on to publish their poetry, and one was even named Poet Laureate of Montgomery County...

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July 21, 2017

Reale Publishes Poetry Collection on Delirium Tremens

Michelle Reale , associate professor and faculty librarian for English and Music, recently published a collection of poems, All These Things Were Real: Poems of Delirium Tremens , through West Philly Press. This compilation of autoethnographic poems focus on her experience of watching her son...

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April 3, 2017

Frame Named 2017 Montgomery County Poet Laureate

The Montgomery County Poet Laureate Program (MCPL) has named Chad Frame ’16MFA , adjunct professor of English, as its 2017 Montgomery County Poet Laureate . Frame will hold the title until April 1, 2018. Frame’s work has appeared in many literary magazines, including decomP, Menacing Hedge, Mobius...

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March 20, 2017

Arcadia Hosts Poet Sarah Blake for Visiting Writers Series

Arcadia University’s Visiting Writers Series continues with a reading and Q&A by poet Sarah Blake on Friday, March 31 beginning at 6 p.m. in Stein Fireplace Lounge in the Commons. Blake is the author of Mr. West , an unauthorized lyric biography about Kanye West that was released in 2015. Her...

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February 8, 2017

Arcadia Hosts Paul Lisicky for Visiting Writers Series

Arcadia University’s Visiting Writers Series returns for the Spring semester with a reading by Paul Lisicky on Friday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Lisicky will read from his The Narrow Door: A Memoir of Friendship , which was named as one of the best LGBTQ books of 2016 by The Miami Herald . The Narrow...

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December 5, 2016

Arcadia’s Creative Writing Program Hosts Mighty Writers Youth Organization

Arcadia University’s Creative Writing program hosted children and high school students from the Mighty Writers organization on Nov. 11. After touring the campus, the Mighty Writers read from their own works at an open mic and collaborated with Arcadia students on how they could make improvements. “...

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November 11, 2016

Murer ’06 Recognized for Community Achievement at ANCA World Autism Festival

Phoebe Murer ’06 , a graduate of Arcadia’s Psychology/Pre-Art Therapy program, received the third place International Naturally Autistic People (INAP) Award in Community Achievement at the 2016 ANCA World Autism Festival, held in Vancouver from Sept. 30 to Oct. 5. As an ANCA World Ambassador, Murer...

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October 5, 2016

Chestnut Hill Local Praises Betts’ Poetry Collection

On Sept. 29, the Chestnut Hill Local published a review praising of the poetry collection An Unwalled City by Genevieve Betts , adjunct professor of Creative Writing. “Betts’ work is filled with rich and iconic imagery, humor and reflection that can be enjoyed by those who have not spent years in...

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December 1, 2015

In Podcast, Warner Interviews Author of Booker Prize-winning Novel

Jim Warner , adjunct professor of English , interviewed author Marlon James earlier last week on Warner’s podcast, Citizen Lit . James’ novel A Brief History of Seven Killings , a decades-spanning epic that explores a failed assassination attempt on Bob Marley and the tumultuous years in Jamaica...

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November 17, 2015

Arcadia, Philadelphia High School Students Come Together for Mighty Writers Open Mic

By Alexander Wells '17 When I heard about the collaboration between Arcadia students and Philadelphia’s Mighty Writers , I hardly expected to witness a rap concert in the Fireplace Lounge. I’d imagined something more like the meet-and-greet I attended earlier in the day, where Lotus, one of the...

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November 3, 2015

Arcadia Creative Writing Program to Work with Mighty Writers

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, Arcadia’s undergraduate creative writing students will work with Philadelphia’s Mighty Writers program for a day on campus event. The event begins with a meet-and-greet at noon in the Castle Dining Room, with open mic readings set for 2-4 p.m. in the Stein Fireplace Lounge. The...

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October 19, 2015

Ponder the Poet at Oct. 20 Symposium

Many have commented on the value of poetry, from poets themselves (“Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world,” wrote Percy Bysshe Shelley) to politicians (“If more politicians knew poetry, and more poets knew politics...the world would be a little better place in which to live,” said...

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