Arcadia University News


December 9, 2011

Springfield Sun: Local High School Students Practice Employment Skills at Arcadia

The Springfield Sun (Springfield, Pa.) recently featured Springfield School District’s unique Part Time Learning Support program which teaches students independent-living skills, such as self-employability skills, as reported by Montgomery News contributor, Kaitlyn Linsner. Students practice these...

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December 6, 2011

Shultz's Photography Featured in the Creativity and Parkinson's Project

The original photography of Dr. Jeffrey Shultz , Professor of Education and Assistant Provost for Special Projects, is featured on the Parkinson's Disease Foundation website as a part of the Creativity and Parkinson's Project. The project exists to explore, support and encourage the therapeutic...

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December 2, 2011

Harvard Law Dean Receives Goldberg Award, Named After Arcadia Education Professor

Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow’s book, In Brown’s Wake: Legacies of America’s Educational Landmark , received the Steven S. Goldberg Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Education Law, reports the Harvard Law website. The award is given annually by the Education Law Association “in...

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November 15, 2011

Listen for Christina Ager on BEN-FM Woman of the Week

BEN-FM radio personality Marilyn Russell, host of WBEN's weekly "Woman of the Week" show, interviewed Dr. Christina Ager , Arcadia University Professor of Education, this weekend. Listen to see if Ager tells Russell why she gave up driving for UPS for a job she loves—making a difference in the...

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November 9, 2011

Sager '06M.Ed Joins Effort to Open Local Charter School

Tim Sager ’06M.Ed was recently consulted about the possible formation of a charter school in the North Penn School District. Reporter Online contributor Linda Stein notes that he is one of several who people who recently filed a request with the township with the hope of a school being opened as...

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November 2, 2011

Gustavson Talks to 'Charlotte Parent' About Metacognitive Understanding

Dr. Leif Gustavson , Chairman, Education Department, Coordinator of Secondary English Education and Middle School Education Programs, was quoted in an article titled, "Learning Beyond the Books" recently posted in the Charlotte Parent . Smart kids think about their own thinking: they can take...

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November 2, 2011

Course is First To Tackle Teaching Math in Inclusive Classrooms

Mathematics and Special Education come together in a new class that will help those teaching math in inclusive classrooms—with widespread ability levels among their students. Differentiation in the Mathematics Classroom (ED534), offered in the spring, will help teachers discover useful skills for...

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October 18, 2011

Papay Named Runner-Up of National Award for Emerging Researchers

Dr. Clare Papay , Assistant Professor of Education, was the runner-up recipient of the Pat Sitlington Emerging Researcher Award at the 2011 Council for Exceptional Children Division on Career Development and Transition International Conference in Kansas City, Mo., on Oct. 14. The award is given for...

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October 18, 2011

Graduate Certificates Springboard Teachers In and Out of the Classroom

By Erica Lamberg Small class sizes, personalized attention, knowledgeable professors and flexible course options are some of the benefits Jenna Connor has discovered through earning undergraduate, graduate and completing post-graduate coursework at Arcadia University. Connor, 26, a graduate of Holy...

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October 7, 2011

Slesaransky-Poe, Speaking as Mom, Before President Obama

By Graciela Slesaransky-Poe Associate Professor of Special Education Over the years, I felt very proud to have been recognized for my professional contributions to the field of inclusive education. This past weekend, the recognition was, not only as an educator, but also as a mom. And it felt great...

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September 30, 2011

Slesaransky-Poe to Speak Before President Obama at Human Rights Campaign Dinner

Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , Associate Professor of Education, will speak before 3,000 guests, including President Obama, at the 15th Annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Oct. 1. Slesaransky-Poe, a trainer and consultant for the HRC’s Welcoming Schools...

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September 23, 2011

Expanding Learning for a Professional Edge

By Erica Lamberg It's been an exciting career progression for Obioma Martin . Before she started OMART Training and Development, a training business in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia that provides professional development workshops, technical assistance, mentoring, and coaching to...

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September 23, 2011

Rupp Helps Form Special Education Support Group

The Reporter Online recently featured Michelle Rupp , who is taking online courses through Arcadia's Special Education program. Rupp helped to form a supportive parents network in the North Penn School district, where her daughter Emily is enrolled in special education, hoping to work with the...

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September 23, 2011

Welch '80M Rescues Orphaned Chimp in Cameroon

Monica Welch ’80M recently returned from her second trip to a primate reserve in the Republic of Cameroon, as reported by James McGinnis of Phillyburbs.com . A teacher at Russell C. Struble Elementary in Bensalem, Pa., Welch wanted to learn more about the apes discussed in her classroom. With...

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August 19, 2011

'Reading Eagle' Spotlights Brandywine Heights Principal Piperato ’00M

The Reading Eagle featured Heather Anne Piperato ’00M in the weekly segment "In Our Schools , " which spotlights teachers and administrators in Berks County, on Aug. 15. As the Principal of Brandywine Heights High School in Topton, Pa., Piperato says she most enjoys “[h]elping teachers discover how...

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August 12, 2011

Shultz Works With AAC&U Shared Futures on Global Content

Dr. Jeff Shultz , Assistant Provost for Special Projects and Professor of Education, was a faculty member and consultant at the Association of American Colleges and University’s (AAC&U) Shared Futures Summer Institute held in Ellicott City, Md., from July 31 through Aug. 5. The Shared Futures...

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August 9, 2011

Petrillo '12 Pioneers Urbanization Study of the Wissahickon Watershed

This summer Robert Petrillo ’12 is examining how urbanization affects stream salamanders in the Wissahickon Watershed, under the supervision of Dr. Christopher A. Binckley , Assistant Professor of Biology. In addition to using the study for his Senior Capstone project, Petrillo hopes to publish his...

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August 5, 2011

Inside Higher Ed Notes Early Childhood Leadership Program

Arcadia University’s Early Childhood Leadership Certificate Program was listed in the Inside Higher Education 's online newsletter on Aug. 1. Read more .

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August 5, 2011

Reedy Talks to 'Pink' Magazine About Transitioning Back to School

Dr. Cindy Reedy , Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Early Childhood Education, was quoted in an article titled “School Schedule Transitioning from Summer” in the current issue of Pink magazine. The transition from school to summer and summer to school is not only physical but also “...

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July 29, 2011

Education Alum Finalist at 2011 PBS Teacher’s Innovation Awards

Brandi Wright Leggett , who earned a Master of Education degree and certification in Elementary Education in 2006, was profiled on ShawneeDispatch.com . Leggett was a Transitional Support Teacher (TST) in Philadelphia and enrolled in Arcadia’s Master of Education program through what was then known...

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July 29, 2011

Education Alum Finalist at 2011 PBS Teacher’s Innovation Awards

Brandi Wright Leggett , who earned a Master of Education degree and certification in Elementary Education in 2006, was profiled on ShawneeDispatch.com . Leggett was a Transitional Support Teacher (TST) in Philadelphia and enrolled in Arcadia’s Master of Education program through what was then known...

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