Arcadia University News

July 17, 2019

One-Stop Shop Highlighted in National Survey

Arcadia’s One-Stop Shop was one of seven collegiate departments highlighted in a national report by Hanover Research, “Benchmarking Analysis: Organizing and Operating One Stop Shops.” Arcadia was featured in discussions about supporting veterans, cross training staff, integrating services, being...

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May 31, 2019

Students Honored at 17th annual ALANA & International Student Recognition Ceremony

Arcadia University celebrated the achievements of international students and graduating students of African, Latino, Asian, and Native American (ALANA) descent at the 17th annual ALANA & International Student Recognition Ceremony on May 11. This year, 13 graduate students and 49 undergraduate...

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October 22, 2018

Dr. Campbell’s “Get Your Groove On” Highlighted by Business Education Association

Dr. Bruce Campbell , associate professor in the School of Education, was featured in the September 2018 issue of the National Business Education Association’s (NBEA) Keying In for his Preview course, “Get Your Groove On: Exploring the Urban Music Scene in London and Philadelphia.” The Preview...

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September 7, 2016

Conference at Arcadia University to Examine Ways to Make Schools Safe and Welcoming

On Friday, Sept. 30, Arcadia University’s School of Education welcomes members of the educational community to the fourth annual Creating Safe and Welcoming Schools Conference , which offers a forum to discuss the best practices of creating safe schools and community spaces for children and adults...

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September 7, 2016

Sustainability-Focused Student Organization Invites University Members to New Campus Garden

The grassy area behind Murphy Hall became home to Waste.EDu ’s herb and vegetable garden this summer. The garden, which features three raised beds and a compost tumbler, was created in June and maintained by Waste.EDu members throughout the summer. “We talked about our new recycling initiative,”...

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June 14, 2016

Dalton Awarded Educational Achievement by NAACP

Judith Dalton , associate dean for Institutional Diversity, will be honored by the Cheltenham NAACP on June 26 as the recipient of the 2016 Educational Achievement Award for her work promoting cultural diversity in school communities. According to the Cheltenham NAACP board: “[Dalton’s] passion for...

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February 4, 2016

Concert, Social Justice Workshops, Entrepreneurship Highlight Black History Month at Arcadia

Throughout February, Arcadia will honor Black History Month through events celebrating culture, promoting social justice, and introducing up-and-coming figures. This page will be updated as events are announced. On Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Commons Great Room, Key Arts Productions returns...

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January 27, 2015

Award-winning Poet Jericho Brown to Read at Arcadia University

Award-winning poet Jericho Brown will read from his recent collection of poetry The New Testament , one of Library Journal’s best books of the year and an NAACP Image Award nominee for Outstanding Literary Work—Poetry, at Arcadia University on Feb. 11. The event is free and open to the public and...

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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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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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August 8, 2014

Collaboration with Philadelphia Futures Opens Doors for First-gen Students

By JENNIFER RETTER ’16 A collaboration between Arcadia University and Philadelphia Futures is, in many ways, a perfect fit. After all, the University throughout its history has enrolled many first-generation students, providing opportunities for those who were the first in their families to attend...

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July 22, 2013

The Philadelphia Tribune: Arcadia Offers Three Scholarships to Students from Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church

Traditionally, Arcadia University sponsors a scholarship that’s awarded to one member of the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church . This year, however, three students received $20,000 from Arcadia for their freshman year of college. Enon’s Rev. Alyn E. Waller, who spoke to Philadelphia Tribune about the...

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June 5, 2013

Arcadia Graduates Participate in Black CAPs Philly 2013

On May 19, Arcadia University 2013 graduates Stephen J. Tyson Jr. , who earned a Master of Arts degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution, and Ralph Sean Collins Sr. , who earned a Master of Business Administration degree, gathered at City Hall alongside nearly three dozen Black men who...


April 19, 2013

USA TODAY College: Dettra ’16 Discusses Coming out in College

USA TODAY College featured “Opinion: Coming Out in College” by Matthew Dettra ’16 on April 17. The article is a combination of personal experience, advice to those who are struggling with coming out, and a look at the LGBT community all wrapped up in one article. “Society has power over everyone...


February 5, 2013

USA Today College: Flores ’14 Speaks Out Against Homonormativity

USA Today College featured “Opinion: My fight against homonormativity” by Jayson Flores ’14 on Jan. 28. The article is an honest look at the pressure in the LGBT community to mimic heteronormative standards and features insights from educators, including Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , Associate...

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January 21, 2013

‘King’s Dream’ Brings Civil Rights Leader into Focus

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography PEDRO LEAL ’13 On Jan. 15, Key Arts Productions presented “King’s Dream,” a unique live performance and multimedia presentation, in the Commons Great Room. The performers joined the Arcadia University community in commemorating the life, work and message of the Rev...


December 7, 2012

A Life Re-imagined: Rabbinic Intern Finds Strength through Faith

Arcadia University’s new Rabbinic Intern, Julie Benioff , didn’t grow up attending synagogue regularly. She didn’t go to Hebrew school. In fact, she remembers asking her parents if she could enroll, but neither had had a positive experience from which to draw on; the idea was not encouraged. But...


November 20, 2012

Arcadia Students Present at First Annual SEPCHE Diversity Conference

On Nov. 10, Judy Dalton , Associate Dean of Institutional Diversity, toted students to Holy Family University for SEPCHE’s First Annual Diversity Conference: Valuing and Embracing Diversity. Student presenters were Jayson Flores ’14 , Tanisha Thelemaque ’14 and Tanesha Waid ’13 . Each of these...


November 20, 2012

Hillel Observes Shabbat, Establishes a New Campus Tradition

As the sun began to set on Oct. 26, approximately 40 members of the Arcadia community gathered in the Dining Complex Lecture Room 107 to recognize Shabbat. That gathering was partially the result of a panel formed to explore how to promote and expand Jewish life on campus and the fund that was...


November 5, 2012

Arcadia University to Host Project Nur Dinner, Nov. 13

On Oct. 11, President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III , Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Steve O. Michael , Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity Judith Dalton , and Assistant Professor of History and International Studies Samer Abboud met with Reem Sharhan, a representative of...

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April 26, 2012

First Annual Hoops for Hope Tournament Raises $900

Arcadia University held the first annual Hoops for Hope, a 3v3 Basketball Tournament benefitting Sports4HOPE and Arcadia University’s chapter of IMPACT on April 18. The event raised approximately $900, with the help of President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III and his wife, Kim, who agreed to match the...

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