Arcadia University News


June 25, 2013

Video: MFA Professor Publishes Debut Novel, Guides Students in Their Writing Journey

Anyone who writes a book while leading Arcadia’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program can hardly be labeled a slacker, so it doesn’t seem as if Joshua Isard modeled the protagonist in his debut novel after himself. Conquistador of the Useless , released earlier this month, is the fruit...

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November 27, 2012

Dan Torday: Bringing Literature to Life at Arcadia

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography CHRISTINA YEE ’14 Every seat in the Grey Towers Castle Rose Room was filled by aspiring writers and book buffs eager to learn more about novella writing and the fiction genre from Dan Torday, author of the The Sensualist , on Nov. 14. Additional rows of chairs were set...

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October 22, 2012

'Five Quarterly' Publishes Short Story by MFA Student

Matt Kabik , a graduate student in Arcadia's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, had a short story published in Five Quarterly . Kabik composed “How to Become a Perfect Living Statue” while enrolled in the MFA program. The piece was work-shopped in MFA classes, as well. Read Kabik's...

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October 22, 2012

Author Jonathan Maberry Thrills and Inspires Arcadia Students

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography KARA WRIGHT ’14 Earlier this month New York Times bestselling author and multiple Bram Stoker Award-winner Jonathan Maberry gave a talk to the community on “The Ticking Clock: Constructing a Nail-Biter of a Thriller.” Arcadia University’s Master of Fine Arts in...

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September 14, 2012

Edtech Digest: Alter Stays a Step Ahead on Campus-Wide Wireless

Edtech Digest recently published "Enabling the University Campus for Tomorrow, Today" by Arcadia University Vice President and Chief Information Officer Steven Alter . In the article, Alter discusses strategies for staying current with campus wireless connectivity and securities. The campus...

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July 13, 2012

Chestnut Hill Local: Kramon Kicks Off Creative Writing Institute, July 20

On July 13 Chestnut Hill Local featured Sue Ann Rybak's interview with Justin Kramon, a novelist from Chestnut Hill, Pa., who will give a reading from his critically acclaimed novel, Finny , on Friday, July 20, at 7 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. The reading is part of Arcadia University's Creative...

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March 14, 2012

Montgomery News: Kaier Tames Tangled Body Image in ‘Beauty is a Verb’

Montgomery News featured Anne Kaier , Adjunct Professor of English, for her contribution to Beauty Is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability (Cinco Puntos Press), edited by Jennifer Bratlett, Sheila Black and Michael Northen, on March 13. The collection of poems and essays provides insight into the...

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March 13, 2012

What a Method Actor Can Teach You about Writing

By Michael Schwartz ’14 Arcadia University students and faculty, as well as members of the local creative community, were treated to an insightful lecture by multi-disciplinarian Keith Strunk. A devoted method actor, Strunk connected with the audience through interactive exercises and made...

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November 9, 2011

The Intelligencer: Arcadia Hosts Writers Forum, Nov. 18

The Intelligencer (Philadelphia, Pa.) recently reported on young adult author Marie Lamba’s upcoming presentation, “An Insider’s Look at Young Adult Fiction: Writing, Publishing and the YA Author’s Life,” which will take place on Friday, Nov. 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. The talk,...

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October 25, 2011

Marathon Literary Review Open for Submissions

Marathon Literary Review , the new literary journal affiliated with Arcadia’s MFA in Creative Writing , is open for submissions until Wednesday, Nov. 30. The journal aims to publish an eclectic range of contemporary work, including art, fiction, flash fiction, poetry, photography and multimedia...

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October 25, 2011

Ambler Gazette: Elwork '04M Joins Friends at Arcadia

The Ambler Gazette recently interviewed Paul Elwork ’04M , author of The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead , published by Amy Einhorn Books (Penguin Group, 2011). He was welcomed back to Arcadia on Oct. 21, through the University's Writers Return to Campus series. "A small independent press,...

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April 22, 2011

Kuch to Close for Fitness Center Construction

In preparation for construction, the Kuch Center Gym and Fitness Center will be closed for the summer, effective May 10, 2011, at 5 p.m.; the Lenox Pool will be closed for the summer, effective April 29, at 4 p.m. New facilities--the Commons Fitness Center and the Sports Training Centers--are...

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March 8, 2011

Vote to Bring Danny McBride and James Franco to Arcadia

Currently ranked in the top 100 for the most votes in the U.S., Arcadia University is competing to bring the premier of the movie Your Highness , to Glenside. Cast members Danny McBride and James Franco would appear at the event. The contest ends Monday, March 21, at 9 a.m. ( Vote online . ) “We've...

December 14, 2010

Manuseto ’11 Conducts Research in Uganda, Lands Internship in Sierra Leone

International Peace and Conflict Resolution student Stephanie Mansueto ’11 is studying in Uganda and will head soon to Sierra Leone for an internship. She knew spending a year abroad would help her to decide on her career plans. Intrigued by Uganda after taking a course on capacity building in the...

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