Arcadia University News


November 26, 2012

Newsworks: Arcadia University Theater Production 'On the Verge' Opens Nov. 29

Newsworks listed Arcadia University's upcoming theater production, On the Verge , in its Holiday Entertainment Guide. On the Verge opens Nov. 29 and runs through Dec. 9 in the MainStage Theater, Spruance Fine Arts Center. Visit the Newsworks Holiday Entertainment Guide . On the Verge is a wacky...

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November 26, 2012

Horsham Patch: Arcadia University Hosts Marketing Strategy Workshop in Hatboro, Dec. 4

Horsham Patch reported on Nov. 19 that Arcadia University's School of Continuing Studies will offer a three-hour workshop on marketing strategies for business owners at the Hatboro Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. The workshop is the product of the long-awaited collaboration...

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November 21, 2012

Arcadia University Signs Historic Educational Agreement with 87th Medical Group

Air Force Recruiter Online reported on Nov. 20 that Arcadia University recently signed an "Educational Affiliation Agreement" with the U.S. Air Force 87th Medical Group, Joint Base McGuire-Dix Lakehurst, N.J., as part of a partnership initiated by the Air Force Recruiting Service's 360th Recruiting...

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October 1, 2012

Psychology, Physical Therapy Collaboration Results in Publication in 'Gait and Posture'

In her Psychology senior thesis, Olga Stanislavova ’12 looked at whether walking speed across an instrumented walkway used in physical therapy practice could be affected by mental categories activated without participant awareness. Individuals covertly presented with verbal materials priming the...

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October 1, 2012

Kimport's Findings on Mood Improvement Published in 'Art Therapy'

In her Psychology senior thesis, Libby Kimport ’11 examined whether creating structured sculptures with clay has specific efficacy for improving mood states. She found that working with clay improved mood significantly compared with manipulation of a soft "stress" ball. Results of the study were...

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July 27, 2012

Boyer Hall Renovations Include 14 New Psychology Labs

As part of the Boyer Hall renovations, much of the Psychology Department wing is being reconfigured and reconstructed to create 14 stand-alone lab spaces and a central corridor for faculty offices. The Psychology program requires that all students in the sophomore sequence do behavioral rat...

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July 10, 2012

Blustein and Psychology Students Look For Conclusive Results in MK801 Research

Each summer, a number of Arcadia University students elect to remain on campus for the opportunity to conduct research with faculty. This summer is no different, as research assistants gear up to begin projects in a variety of different fields. The Psychology Department has sponsored student...

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May 10, 2012

Big Fork Eagle: U.S. Presidential Scholar Semifinalist to Pursue Double Major at Arcadia

Big Fork Eagle (Big Fork, Mont.) reported that Amber McDaniel , an incoming member of the class of 2016, was one of 550 semifinalist chosen out of 3.2 million students in the 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, the highest academic honor in the country. McDaniel will pursue a double major in...

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April 13, 2012

Psychology Students Present Research Findings

As students throughout campus intently work on final projects and papers, students from the Social Psychology and Personality Psychology courses, taught by Adjunct Professor Adam Levy ’98 , presented their research to the campus community on April 5 in Boyer Hall. The show included 27 presentations...

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April 13, 2012

Huffington Post Quotes Dr. Westphal on Dealing With Hardships

Dr. Maren Westphal , Assistant Professor of Psychology at Arcadia University, was quoted in a Huffington Post's Healthy Living section on April 11 on "Happier People Deal Better With Hardships." Maren Westphal worked on research that helped form the basis for Bonnano's conclusions about resilience...

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April 4, 2012

FYSAE Students Star in Theater Production in Scotland—Accent and All

Aashika Suseendran ’15 , a Psychology major participating in Arcadia’s First Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) at Stirling University in Scotland, acted alongside Stirling University’s Drama Society (SUDS) in a production of The Admirable Crichton , a stage play by J.M. Barrie, in March...

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March 29, 2012

Miserandino Publishes Book Inspired by Students

Dr. Marianne Miserandino , recently published Personality Psychology: Foundations and Findings (Pearson, 2012), which was inspired by students over the years who have taken Psychology as a Social Science. Written with an approachable, story-telling style, and grounded in current research, the book...

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March 6, 2012

Ayers '08 Finds a Discipline, Direction and Home at Arcadia

Luke Ayers ’08 is conducting rare translational research that applies principles of human studies in anxiety behavior to rodent models, en route to a Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience at University of Delaware. “My research provides a great deal of opportunity for expanding our understanding of...

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March 2, 2012

Touching Your Life: Miserandino Finds Strength Through Dance

Touching Your Life , Abington Health’s quarterly magazine, featured Dr. Marianne Miserandino , Associate Professor of Psychology, in the Spring 2012 issue. Living with ovarian cancer, Miserandino was undergoing chemotherapy at Abington Memorial Hospital during the writing and publication of her...

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December 13, 2011

NPR: Glenside Speaks on Payroll Tax Cut

National Public Radio (NPR) reported from the streets of Glenside on the overall sentiment of a 2-percent payroll tax cut that is due to expire at the end of the year, Dec. 11. Psychology major Kyle Congdon ’13 was quoted by News Desk Reporter Jeff Brady. While policy-makers spend a lot of time...

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December 5, 2011

Heckathorn ’07 Translates Diverse Interests into an Independent Career

There aren’t many people who can honestly list their biggest challenges and greatest rewards in the same breath, but Julia (Green) Heckathorn ’07 can. A nonconformist to the core, she possesses a passion for writing, a yearning to teach children and vision to save the endangered Pygmy Sloth...

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August 26, 2011

Fisher '11 Turns Post-Katrina Service Work into Post-Grad Research, Career

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 As a sophomore at Arcadia, Lauren Fisher ’11 joined the Office of Community Service's Alternative Spring Break trip to Jean Lafitte and Boothsville, La. on a whim; she had no idea how much the experience would impact her life. Fisher's new-found passion for service led her...

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August 9, 2011

Rising Juniors Conduct Analgesic Effects of Ketamine with Dr. Blustein

This summer, Zachary Baker ’13 and Sadie Friday ’13 are conducting research with Dr. Joshua Blustein , Associate Professor of Psychology. They are examining the effect of MK801 on blocking the development of tolerance to the analgesic effects of the drug ketamine. Since 2009, Blustein has focused...

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July 8, 2011

Miccucci Receives Adjunct Faculty Award

Adjunct Psychology Professor Barbara Micucci received the Arcadia University Adjunct Faculty Award, given for the 22st time in the University’s history at Honors Convocation this past Spring. The award is given to that part-time instructor whom students and faculty judge to be an exemplary teacher...

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March 22, 2011

Psychology Students, Alum Present at EPA Conference

Two students and one alum presented posters of their research at the 82nd annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association held in Cambridge Massachusetts this March. The research comprised both sophomore-level projects and one senior thesis. Jennifer Kacewich presented a poster on "Heath...

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January 25, 2011

New Bridge Completed, First Step Toward Campus Bike Path

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 Arcadia’s new bridge, located on the base of the lower parking lot off Church Road, serves as a conduit between Arcadia University and Cheltenham Township. It also marks a first step toward a possible bike and jogging path on campus, explains Tom Macchi , Associate Vice...

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