Arcadia University News

April 26, 2012 Voluntad Receives Distinguished Scholarships reported that Amelia Voluntad , an incoming member of the Class of 2016, was awarded the "Seton Hall University Scholarship for a total award of $40,000 over four years of undergraduate study as well as the Arcadia University Distinguished Scholar with a $15,000 renewable scholarship for up...

April 24, 2012

Physical Therapy Students Help 'Stamp Out Parkinson's'

Arcadia University Physical Therapy students participated in the Stamp Out Parkinson's Walk on Kelly Drive on Saturday, April 21. A team of 22 PT students, captained by Assistant Professor Emerita Dr. Carol Leiper raised more than $2,000 for the Parkinson Council. All money raised stays in the...

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April 24, 2012

Public Opinion: Ames ’12DPT Among 79 Graduates

Public Opinion (Chambersburg, Pa.) recently reported, " Jessica L. Ames , Chambersburg, in January was among 79 graduates who earned doctor of physical therapy degrees during a commencement ceremony at Arcadia University, Glenside. As part of a required Capstone project, Ames presented a case...


April 13, 2012

Bucks Local News: Ronin ’12DPT Graduates with Distinction

Bucks Local News reported on April 12, " Stephanie Ronin ’12DPT was among 79 graduates who earned a doctorate of physical therapy degree at Arcadia University's commencement ceremony in January. Ronin received the degree with distinction." Read more .

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April 4, 2012 Masangcay '12DPT Graduates with Distinction reported on April 1, "Peter R. Masangcay, West Lawn, received a doctor of physical therapy degree with distinction from Arcadia University, Glenside, Montgomery County." Read more .

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March 29, 2012

Harrington, McClure Awarded APTA Research Grant

Dr. Ann Harrington , Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, and Dr. Phil McClure , Professor of Physical Therapy, were recently awarded a grant through the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) for their project titled “Infraspinatus Activation in People with and without...

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March 29, 2012

Craik Speaks at Columbia University White Coat Ceremony

Dr. Rebecca Craik , Professor and Chair of Physical Therapy, was the guest speaker to physical therapist students at the White Coat Ceremony at Columbia University on March 25. The White Coat Ceremony is an annual rite of passage for doctors-to-be to pledge a commitment to the compassionate...

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March 29, 2012

Oatis Speaks at 2012 Osteoarthritis Summit

Dr. Carol Oatis , Professor of Physical Therapy, participated in the Osteoarthritis Summit: Frontiers in OA, hosted by the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City on March 9. The focus of the summit was what to do about osteoarthritis, in terms of diagnosing, treating, and preventing the...

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March 27, 2012

Arcadia's Elite Physical Therapy Program Also Attracts Top Student-Athletes

The combination of being able to play college sports while preparing for one of the most elite Physical Therapy doctoral programs in the nation has been a dream come true for many student-athletes at Arcadia University, where the PT program continues to rank among the nation's top 15 programs. Just...

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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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