Arcadia University News


October 11, 2017

Explore Phobias During Fright Week, Oct. 16-19

Have you ever wondered where phobias come from? Or why we fear certain things? Explore the science behind phobias and fears during Fright Week, Oct. 16 to 19, in the Rose and Mirror rooms. The week’s events are a collaboration between the Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Department,...

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September 26, 2017

ABWHE 10th Annual National Conference Brings “Sister Power 2017” to Philadelphia

Celebrate “Sister Power” in Philadelphia with the Association of Black Women in Higher Education (ABWHE) as they honor Poet Laureate Sonia Sanchez, author and activist, at their 10th annual conference from Oct. 18 to 20 at the Sonesta Hotel and Temple University Center City Campus, Philadelphia...

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September 21, 2017

Trump-Inspired Courses Featured by Montgomery Media

“Hate Crimes” and “Fake News & the Post-Truth Era” were both highlighted by Montgomery Media as courses inspired by the Trump administration and current events. “Hate Crimes” is a criminal justice course that provides information about hate crimes in the U.S. by examining the cause of these...

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June 14, 2017

Arcadia Hosts Association of Black Women in Higher Education on June 2

For the second year, students, faculty, and alumni participated in the Association of Black Women in Higher Education (ABWHE) Philadelphia Chapter’s Garden Party at Arcadia University on June 2. Dr. Doreen Loury , assistant professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice and director of...

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May 9, 2017

Black Male Development Symposium at Arcadia Explores How to Build Stronger Communities, May 13

The 2017 Black Male Development Symposium (BMDS) will be a life-changing experience and conversation with members of the black male community as they strive to examine, explore, dissect, articulate and most importantly develop strategies that will eradicate the inter-generational challenges...

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May 9, 2017

Philadelphia Mayor’s Office Honors Black Male Development Symposium Leaders

The Mayor’s Office of Philadelphia presented a citation to members of the Arcadia University community for their work over the past 10 years with the Black Male Development Symposium (BMDS). Dr. Doreen Loury , assistant professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice at Arcadia...

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May 2, 2017

Arcadia Welcomes Holocaust Survivor at Remembrance Event

By Felicia Hall '19 The Arcadia University community gathered on April 25 for the second annual Remembering the Holocaust event, co-hosted by Arcadia Hillel and the Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Department. The remembrance event provided students an outlet to commemorate the...

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April 25, 2017

Environmental Network Celebrates Earth Day with Scarlet, Grey, and Green Day

Arcadia University’s Environmental Network celebrated Earth Day by promoting campus sustainability at Scarlet, Grey, and Green Day on April 20. Participants played lawn games on Haber Green, heard from state and regional speakers on sustainability efforts throughout the region, and planted a tree...

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April 24, 2017

Michelle Reale Publishes Poetry Compilation

Michelle Reale , associate professor and faculty librarian for English and Music, published a new chapbook, The Marie Curie Sequence , through Dancing Girl Press. This collection of prose poems looks at the life of Marie Curie and her courage in being a mother, wife, and a career woman, during a...

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April 21, 2017

Dr. Riggan Featured in The Christian Science Monitor for Study On Ethiopian and Eritrean Relations

Associate Professor of Historical and Political Studies Dr. Jennifer Riggan was featured in a story on April 17 by The Christian Science Monitor on Ethiopia’s acceptance of Eritrean refugees despite the harsh political climate between the two countries. Dr. Riggan, who has conducted a study on...

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April 11, 2017

Dr. Loury Appointed to National Conference on Race and Ethnicity

The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE) has appointed Dr. Doreen Loury , assistant professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, and director of the Pan African Studies Program, to serve on its National Advisory Council (NAC). As a member of the...

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March 28, 2017

New Approach School for Jewelers

By Karen Misher ’88, Assistant Professor, Metals and Jewelry Each year, Arcadia faculty can apply for Faculty Development Funds to aid in their professional research. While many times in the past I have utilized this opportunity directly towards a project with materials or equipment, this...

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March 28, 2017

Renowned Mural Painter David Guinn and Student Apprentices Transform Glenside Station

By David Guinn, Adjunct Professor, Art and Design Department For the past 19 years, I’ve been a mural painter in Philadelphia. It’s an honor to lead a group of eleven student apprentices. Over the course of the 2017 Spring semester, the students and I are creating a public art project about...

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February 22, 2017

Arcadia University and Montgomery County Bomb Squad Host Training Exercise for West Chester SWAT Team

Arcadia University and the Montgomery County Bomb Squad hosted a booby-trap awareness training for the West Chester SWAT team at the University’s campus Crime Scene House on Feb. 21. Members of the West Chester SWAT team went through the house in groups trying to detect the fake booby-traps, which...

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February 3, 2017

Arcadia Community Unites for Diversity in Response to Executive Order

A crowd of more than 100 students, faculty, and staff joined together on Feb. 3 to unite in response to the Executive Order by the White House. While holding signs that called for diversity in communities, attendees were invited to share their concerns and hopes for the future. “I am glad to see...

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January 25, 2017

Reale Publishes New Book on Achieving a Work-Life Balance

Associate Professor and Faculty Librarian for English and Music Michelle Reale published Becoming a Reflective Librarian and Teacher: Strategies for Mindful Academic Practice , a book that helps readers achieve better work-life balance through a step-by-step guide. Published by the American Library...

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January 25, 2017

Theater Arts Students Support Inclusion and Diversity Through National Movement

On Jan. 19, Arcadia students gathered outside Spruance Fine Arts Center to support the Ghostlight Project, a national movement to resist intolerance, spread compassion, and ensure inclusion by creating “brave spaces” within the theater arts community. Inspired by the tradition of illuminating “...

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January 21, 2017

Apprenticeship Spotlight: Navigating the Global Art World

By Jeremy Kramer '15 Over the course of a semester I worked with Dr. Jill Pederson, Assistant Art History Professor, on her long term project, a forthcoming publication called Circles of Friendship: Leonardo da Vinci and the Academy in Renaissance Milan . With the book in the last stages...

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October 21, 2016

Oct. 25: Student Voters Prepare for Election with Daylong Forum

In preparation for the 2016 presidential election, Arcadia University is hosting Election Fest, an opportunity for students to discuss political and electoral processes with faculty and staff. The daylong event is on Tuesday, Oct. 25 in the University Commons Great Room. Students representing 18...

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September 12, 2016

Arcadia Alum Brennan Helps Louisiana Flood Survivors as FEMA Disaster Specialist

Shawn Brennan ’16 , who graduated in May from Arcadia University with a degree in Criminal Justice , has spent the past few weeks in Baton Rouge helping flood survivors. Since Aug. 17, Brennan has met with residents of disaster areas as a Disaster Survivor Assistance specialist (DSA) with FEMA to...

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August 25, 2016

Drs. Noakes, Guertin-Martin, and Lee Conduct Research at RNC, DNC This Summer

Dr. John Noakes , associate professor and chair of the Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Department, along with Assistant Professors of Criminal Justice Dr. Favian Guertin-Martin and Dr. Anne M. Lee , joined a team of student and faculty researchers from Western Washington University,...

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