Arcadia University News

June 4, 2020

As Protests Continue, Daniels ’21, ’22M Publishes on the Black Male Experience

“But, I am afraid! Daily, I am afraid! I always wonder… ‘Will TODAY be the LAST day of my Earthly experience?’ ‘Will TODAY be the LAST day I will feel the warmth and love of all the communities I am a part of?’ ‘Will TODAY be the LAST day I say ‘I love you mom’ when I walk out the door?’” Desmond...

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November 22, 2019

Arcadia Celebrates International Education Week with Scavenger Hunt

In recognition of International Education Week, the Office of International Programs (OIP) collaborated with the Modern Languages and Cultures Department to host the sixth annual Modern Languages Scavenger Hunt on Nov. 20. In groups or pairs, students hunted for clues in the language they study:...

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October 4, 2019

JEDI Commission Hosts Cartoon Network’s Maya Litwin

By Caroline Jordan '20 Cartoon Network’s Manager of Consumer Marketing Insights and Strategy Maya Litwin spoke to the Arcadia community about the state of minority representation in children’s television on Oct. 3. Litwin discussed the impact television can have on developing minds and how positive...

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October 3, 2019

JEDI Hosts Dr. Kumashiro for Discussions on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

Dr. Kevin Kumashiro, an internationally recognized expert on educational equity and social justice, noted in his discussion with members of the Arcadia community on Sept. 26 and 27 that no higher education institution has yet become an inclusive and equitable organization to meet the needs of all...

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September 15, 2019

Commission on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Established

In September, the President’s Commission on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) was established to conduct a comprehensive review of Arcadia’s policies, practices, and campus climate to ensure each align with the University’s Vision and Lived Values . While the Arcadia community had...

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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...