Arcadia University News


March 20, 2012

Bloomsburg Businessweek: Profnet Lists Dean Among Autism Experts

Bloomsburg Businessweek recently reported that Profnet listed Dr. Kim Dean , Assistant Professor of Special Education, among 42 experts who can discuss various aspects of autism for Autism Awareness Month in April. Profnet is a free service that provides journalists, bloggers, authors and other...

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March 20, 2012

The Colonial: Arcadia's Education Colloquium 'Unpacking the PA School Budget,' March 29

The Colonial (Fort Washington, Pa.) recently listed Arcadia University's inaugural Education Colloquium, "Unpacking the PA School Budget: What Does That Mean for Me?" which will take place in the Great Room of the Commons, March 29, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The colloqium panel will discuss the comments...

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March 15, 2012

Arcadia Graduate Raises Money by Running the 5K and Creating a Webpage

When she was an Education student at Arcadia University, Cory Mazen ’10 and her classmates visited Melmark, an agency in Berwyn that serves children and adults with a broad range of developmental disabilities. Now teaching in New Jersey, she has found a special hospital and educational facility...

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March 2, 2012

Chestnut Hill Local: Gast ’97M.Ed. Immortalizes Sister, World Class Flutist, in New Book

Chestnut Hill Local (Chestnut Hill, Pa.) reported that Beverly Shaffer Gast ’07M.Ed. recently published Angel in Black: A Musical Life In Letters, 1925-1973 (2011, Trafford Publishing), on Feb. 29. The book features her sister, Elaine Shaffer, one of the most prominent flutists in the world, and...

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February 20, 2012

Education Faculty News: Dr. Peggy Hickman

Dr. Peggy Hickman, Associate Professor of Education, Coordinator of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, presented a keynote address on December 18, 2011 for the Allegheny Intermediate Unit full-day symposium with general educators. Her keynote was titled, "Differentiating Instruction...

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February 20, 2012

Education Faculty News: Dr. Ellen Skilton-Sylvester

On sabbatical in 2011-12, Dr. Skilton-Sylvester is living in Monteverde in a cloud forest in Costa Rica this year exploring language learning first hand. In addition to her own Spanish classes and daily cross-cultural and multilingual interactions (in taxis, grocery stores, and coffee shops), she...

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February 20, 2012

Education Faculty News: Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe

In October 2011, Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe, Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Graduate Special Education and Certification Program, attended the Family Matters Conference at Widener University in Chester, PA, where she presented on “What is “normal” anyway? A conversation with LGBTQ...

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February 20, 2012

Summer Internship at Center for Applied Linguistics

As part of its annual summer internship program, the Center for Applied Linguistics is looking for highly qualified graduate students interested in measurement and assessment issues related to language. The interns will work closely with the Psychometrics/Research team on projects that provide...

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February 15, 2012

Education Alumni News: Regan Schoeler

Regan Schoeler ’11 M. Ed., Literacy Studies w/Reading Specialist and ELL certificates, discovered Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) when she attended the Greater Philadelphia Job Fair in March of 2011. She thanks Dr. Kathleen Wirth, coordinator of Literacy Studies, for preparing her for a...

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February 15, 2012

Education Alumni News: Christina Fallstick

Christina Fallstick , '11, B.A., Fine Arts with Art Education and Mathematics Certification, was featured in the Fall/Winter 2011 Focus , the newsletter of the Center School. The article profiled Christina as a new faculty member at the school. In the article, Christina remarks on her new position...

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February 15, 2012

Education Alumni News: Adam Anderson

Adam Anderson , ’09 B.A., Certification in Art Education, successfully spearheaded the creation of the Ninth Grade Academy at Frankford High School in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia School District describes an academy as “a school within a school designed to be more personal and focused on a...

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February 15, 2012

Education Alumni News: Sandra Morash Basara Miller

On October 20, 2011, Sandra Morash Basara Miller ’04, M.Ed., Secondary Education, presented at the National Council of Teachers of Math (NCTM) Regional Conference in Atlantic City, NJ. This marked her second time as a presenter at NCTM. At this conference, she presented on ideas and activities...

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February 15, 2012

Education Alumni News: Meg Eubank

Meg Eubank '05 BA, Elementary Education; '07 M.Ed., Language Arts and Fine Arts/Photography, Meg coordinates Welcome the Stranger, a nonprofit that offers English classes to immigrants and refugees in Morrisville, PA. She supervises and develops curriculum and teaches her own caseload of 75 English...

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February 15, 2012

Education Alumni News: Kathleen Jackson

Kathleen Jackson , ‘12, M.A., Library Science (candidate), was recently named a “Student Librarian of the year” by the Pennsylvania School Library Association. Kathleen, who entered education after a long career in marketing, believes education in the U.S. is at a critical juncture, and a strong...

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February 15, 2012

Education Alumni News: Dana Collins

In January, Dana Collins ECE '03, M.Ed., Educational Leadership, '05, was assigned the position of Executive Program Director at the YMCA of Burlington and Camden counties in New Jersey. During the past six years, Dana has been part of a team to expand early childhood care, education for school-...

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February 15, 2012

Education Alumni News: Nathan Federick

Nathan Federick ’07 , Secondary Education (English), recently published a book about his experience as a new teacher in one of Philadelphia’s toughest schools. For Real, For Real: The Entirely-True Story of a First-Time Teacher and an Inner-City School is available at Amazon and other select stores.

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February 15, 2012

Education Alumni News: Dana Barbry-Nuble

Since 2004, when she was in the last year of her undergraduate degree at Arcadia, Dana Barbry-Nuble ’04 B.A. Liberal Studies/Elem. Ed., ’06 M.Ed. Language, has been effecting a positive change at a homeless shelter in West Philadelphia. In 2005, she accepted the position as Education Service...

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February 15, 2012

Beth Specker Named to Director Role at CAPE

In January, Beth Specker joined Arcadia University's School of Continuing Studies (CAPE) in the role of Director of Educational Initiatives. In this role,Beth will develop innovative CAPE programs to meet the needs of today’s educators, in collaboration with the Education Department. Her primary...

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February 15, 2012

A Pivotal Moment Realized: Dr. Tina Pisch’s Dissertation Research Uses Creative Approach to Address Real-World Issues of Inclusion

Tina Pisch , ‘11 Ed.D., Special Education, presented the results of her dissertation research at the Castle in November 2011. Tina’s dissertation research evolved into an inclusive theater project that grew out of her interest in supporting the theatrical talents of six students in her inclusive...

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February 15, 2012

Inaugural Education Department Colloquium, March 29

Arcadia University’s Education Department will host its first-ever Colloquium this spring! The Colloquium, “Unpacking the PA School Budget: What Does This Mean for Me?” will be held on Thursday, March 29, 5:30 p.m., in the Common Great Room ( map ). The event will feature a panel discussion that...

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February 15, 2012

A Reflection on Teaching, Learning and Arcadia: Education Department Launches New Tradition to Honor Graduates

Teaching is a profession of self-reflection. Arcadia’s education programs incorporate self-reflection into many courses, encouraging students to consider how their student teaching and fieldwork experiences influence their professional and personal development. Building off this theme, the...

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