Arcadia University News


March 20, 2012

Glenside News: Six Arcadia Students Honored for Community Mural Arts Contribution

Glenside News reported on March 4, “The Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners honored students from Arcadia University and others for their contributions to a mural on the Roberts block in Downtown Glenside. At the request of the township, students created a mural to enhance a 1916 Beaux-Art...

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March 6, 2012

Suncook-Hooksett Banner: Larkin-Upton ’12DPT Graduates with Distinction

The Feb. 9 Suncook-Hooksett Banner (Bedford, N.H.) reported, “ Patricia Larkin-Upton of Hooksett received her doctor of physical degree, with distinction, from Arcadia University in Pennsylvania on Jan. 28. Larkin-Upton is a graduate of Central High School and Springfield College, and works for...

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February 28, 2012

Faculty and Students Put Research Front and Center

The third annual Faculty and Student Research Expo is Thursday, March 1, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in Boyer Hall and the Health Sciences Building. Meet faculty researchers and their student collaborators and see firsthand the scientific research that takes place on Arcadia’s campus. Attendees are invited...

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February 24, 2012

PT Faculty and Alumni Present Research at APTA Combined Sections Meeting

Many of Arcadia University’s Physical Therapy faculty and alumni presented research at the 2012 American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) in Chicago, Ill., Feb. 8-11. The CSM focuses on programming designed by all 18 of APTA's specialty sections. Aaron Thrush ’...

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February 10, 2012

Earhart Gives Engaging Lecture and Receives Inaugural Alumni Achievement Award

The road to Arcadia was not long for Dr. Gammon Earhart ’94, ’96M.S.P.T. Growing up only 70 miles away in Oxford, Pa., Earhart matriculated with the intention of studying physical therapy. As a high school student she had the chance to observe physical therapists work with students in school...

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January 31, 2012

78 Earn Doctor of Physical Therapy Degrees

Seventy-eight students earned the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree during Arcadia University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Commencement on Saturday, Jan 28 . Dr. Archie Vomachka , Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Professor of Biology, conferred the degrees, and the Physical Therapy...

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January 31, 2012

Be Imaginative and Love What You Do, Speaker Tells New Doctors of Physical Therapy

Use your imagination, love what you do, seek the truth, and build personal relationships, advised Dr. Gerard P. Brennan, Director of Clinical Quality and Outcomes Research for Intermountain Healthcare Physical Therapy, as he inspired the new doctors of physical therapy at the Arcadia University...

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January 30, 2012

DPT Class of 2012 Present First Capstone Projects Under New Cirriculum

Fifty-five members of the 2012 Doctor of Physical Therapy Class presented Capstones Presentations projects in the Great Room of the Commons on Thursday, Jan. 26. Poster sessions were followed by research platform presentations. The Class of 2012 pioneered the creation of a clinical database during...

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January 17, 2012

Clinic and Community: Von Nieda Leads Experiential Learning in Guatemala

Dr. Kristin von Nieda , Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, led 15 students and five Physical Therapists to several communities in Guatemala, as a part of two-week experiential learning trip, Oct. 14-23. The trip was coordinated with Hearts in Motion (HIM), a non-profit organization that has...

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January 17, 2012

Physical Therapy Celebrates Commencement in the New Commons, Jan. 28

By Erica Lamberg Seventy-eight students will graduate with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Arcadia University on Saturday, Jan. 28. ( Watch the ceremony online .) President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III will preside over the event, which begins at 10:30 a.m. and includes an Invocation, an address by...

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January 10, 2012

Newsworks: IPCR Student Assists in Local Bird Census

Newsworks recently reported from a Schuylkill Center environmental education event in Roxborough, where Angella K. Irwin , a student in Acadia’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) program, volunteered her time in support of the 2012 Philadelphia Mid-Winter Bird Census. Led by Mike...

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December 16, 2011

Physical Therapy Students Present at PPTA with McClure and Stackhouse

Several students presented research with Drs. Phil McClure and Scott Stackhouse at the recent Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association ( PPTA ) meeting as represented below. The first group included entry-level students who worked with McClure and Stackhouse. The students in the second and third...

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November 9, 2011

Physical Therapy: Sullivan Elected President of APTA’s Student Board of Directors

Colleen Sullivan ’12 participated in the 2011 American Physical Therapy Association’s National Student Conclave (NSC) held in Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 21 and 22. During the weekend’s events, she was elected to serve as President of the Student Assembly Board of Directors. This is Sullivan’s second...

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November 9, 2011

Physical Therapy: Sullivan Elected President of APTA’s Student Board of Directors

Colleen Sullivan ’12 participated in the 2011 American Physical Therapy Association’s National Student Conclave (NSC) held in Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 21 and 22. During the weekend’s events, she was elected to serve as President of the Student Assembly Board of Directors. This is Sullivan’s second...

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October 18, 2011

Flanley '10DPT, Brewer '10DPT Plan to Wed

The Mercury (Pottstown, Pa.) recently announced the engagement of Allison Flanley ’10DPT and David M. Brewer ’10DPT , both of Elkins Park. The bride-to-be is a 2003 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School, a 2007 graduate of St. Joseph’s University with a bachelor of science degree in...

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September 27, 2011

Captain Turned Coach: Doctoral Student Hones Skills on the Sideline

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 Jamie Bradford ’09 has contributed to Arcadia University athletics at every level: a powerhouse in the midfield, she provided defensive cover and an offensive spark for Rick Brownell ’s high flying women’s soccer team, and now she joins her former coach on the sideline as...

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September 9, 2011

Craik Co-Chairs New NIH Medical Rehabilitation Research Panel

Dr. Rebecca Craik , Professor and Chair of Physical Therapy, is one of 13 scientists named to a new blue ribbon medical rehabilitation research panel on Sept. 1. The panel, which will review medical rehabilitation research at the National Institutes of Health, was convened as a result of...

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August 26, 2011

Taylor '12 Receives Business Women's Scholarship

Christine Taylor ’12 , a Psychobiology and Pre-Physical Therapy major, was awarded the Steven Bufton Memorial Education Fund Special Scholarship by the Wheatland Conestoga Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA), as noted by the Penny Saver (New Holland, Pa.). [Taylor] is a...

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August 26, 2011

Standard-Speaker: Ambrose '11, Richie '11 Earn B.A. Degrees

On Aug 20, The Standard-Speaker (Hazleton, Pa.) featured two area residents who both graduated from Arcadia University. Area students earning degrees are: Alisa Ambrose of Weatherly. She was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies, and was one of more than 248 graduates fulfilling Arcadia’s...

August 26, 2011

Two River Times: Tate '11, Shindel '11 Earn B.A. Degrees

The Two River Times (Red Bank, N.J.) reported on Aug. 19, "Ceton Tate, Highlands, graduated from Arcadia University, Glenside, Pa., with a Bachelor of Arts in theater arts and English, with departmental honors. William Shindel, Fair Haven, graduated from Arcadia University with a Bachelor of Arts...

August 9, 2011

Experiential Learning Introduces PT Students to Range of Patients, Health-Care Settings

By Michelle Tooker ’07,’10M “Through experiential learning, students grow as people and as PT students. An expansion of the person occurs and their worldview grows. They conceptualize how things work and discover their place in the world,” says Karen Sawyer , Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy...

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