Arcadia University News


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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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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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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July 15, 2011

Ferrara Named Morrisville Superintendent

William Ferrara , who earned a Superintendent Letter from Arcadia University in 2010, was recently elected as the Superintendent of Morrisville School District, as noted in The (Trenton, N.J.) Trentonian on July 6. The school board voted unanimously on Wednesday night (June 29) to hire acting...

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June 9, 2011

Appelbaum Referenced for Expertise in Harry Potter Studies

Harry Potter's World: Magic, Technoculture, and Becoming Human (RoutledgeFalmer) by Dr. Peter Appelbaum , Professor of Education, Coordinator of Graduate Mathematics Education and Curriculum Studies Program and Director-at-Large of Undergraduate Curriculum, was recently referenced in an essay which...

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June 1, 2011

Student Teachers Present 'Theater of the Oppressed' at Conference

Three Arcadia University Education majors, undergraduate and graduate, co-presented at the Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly Spring Conference held May 20 and 21 at St. Joseph's University. The students— Tiffani Cooper , Catherine Sandilos , and Robin Walton —were led by assistant professors Dr. Foram...

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May 28, 2011

GAPUC Conference Attendees Visit Downtown Xi'an

Thursday, May 26: Early conference arrivals were treated to lunch at Xi'an International University (XAIU) and then driven into downtown Xi'an to see the famed Wild Goose Pagoda and fountain plaza. Also exciting to see were numerous banners on XAIU building and in the hotel lobby wishing the...

May 27, 2011

Appelbaum Elected to Fulbright Specialist Program Peer Review Committee

Dr. Peter Appelbaum , Professor of Education, Coordinator of Graduate Mathematics Education and Curriculum Studies Program, Director-at-Large of Undergraduate Curriculum, was appointed to serve on the 2010-11 Math Education Peer Review Committee for the Fulbright Specialist Program . The program is...

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May 27, 2011

McNeil-Sampson ’99 Named Principal and Chief Executive of Widener Partnership Charter

The Widener Partnership Charter School in Chester announced Rosemaria McNeil-Sampson ’99 as the school’s new principal and chief executive on May 16, as noted in the Chanel Hill Tribune . McNeil-Sampson will assume her new role on July 1. “My experiences have taught me that in spite of the...

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May 24, 2011

Slesaransky-Poe Named To U.S. Dept. of Education Advisory Committee

Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , Associate Professor of Special Education, recently was named to the U.S. Department of Education’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Advisory Committee, one of 10 Regional Advisory Committees to collect information on educational needs across the country. The first meeting will...

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May 18, 2011

Slesaransky-Poe Quoted in Corpus Christi Caller-Times Article

Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , Associate Professor in Special Education, Coordinator of the Masters, Five-Year, and Certification Program in Special Education, was quoted in the caller.com article “High schools learning how to deal with Gay-Straight Alliances,” which covers the recent debate on...

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May 13, 2011

Education Students and Faculty Attend Annual DVAEYC Conference

Six Arcadia University undergraduate education majors joined Assistant Professor Dr. Foram Bhukhanwala , Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Early Childhood Education Program Dr. Cindy Kennedy Reedy , and Adjunct Professor Dr. Kathy Trainor at the Annual Delaware Valley Association for the...

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May 13, 2011

Wofford to Receive Honorary Doctor of Laws

At Undergraduate Commencement on Friday, May 20, an Honorary Doctor of Laws will be awarded to Harris L. Wofford Jr. Wofford has served his country for more than 60 years, volunteering for the Army Air Corps in World War II, getting involved in the Civil Rights Movement, serving in the U.S. Senate...

May 4, 2011

Find the Office of Financial Aid on Facebook

The Office of Financial Aid is on Facebook. "Occasionally, we will post interesting tidbits of information and keep you up-to-date in the event your financial aid counselor changes," says Elizabeth Rihl Lewinsky , Executive Director. "We will also provide you with important reminders regarding...

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April 29, 2011

200 Attend 'My Big Fat Greek Dance'

By Dave Reale ’09 More than 200 students—many wearing homemade togas—attended My Big Fat Greek Dance, held during Spring Fling. Organized by Soula Disakias , Dance Chair of the Student Programming Board, the event provided a way for students to encounter a unique culture they might not have...

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