Arcadia University News


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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January 19, 2011

O’Connor Uses IPCR Concepts in Nonprofit Work

By Michelle Tooker ’07,’10M While in Northern Ireland as part of the International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) program, Kelly Hays O’Connor ’12 was able to apply the theories she’d learned in class to real-world contexts. She also developed skills she can use in her day-to-day work as...

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January 14, 2011

Walbert Honored by NASPA for Outstanding Service

Dr. Jan Walbert , Vice President for Development, has been selected as the 2011 recipient of the Fred Turner Award for Outstanding Service to NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, the pre-eminent Student Affairs professional organization with over 11,000 members at 1,400...