Arcadia University News


April 22, 2011

Arcadia Students, Faculty to Host Sixth Graders from AB Day School, April 26

Sixth graders from Anna B. (AB) Day School in Philadelphia will visit Arcadia to get a peek at college life and participate in educational activities as part of an ongoing partnership with the University on Tuesday, April 26. Funded by Lawrence J. and Anne Rubenstein Charitable Foundation, the...

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April 22, 2011

Arcadia Art Share: Doherty and Gustavson on Poetic Specificity and 'The Moment'

Arcadia Art Share brings you part two of a discussion between Dr. Leif Gustavson , Associate Professor of Education, and Tyler Doherty , Adjunct Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center. Hear their thoughts on poetic specificity and energy. View part one .

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April 22, 2011

Kuch to Close for Fitness Center Construction

In preparation for construction, the Kuch Center Gym and Fitness Center will be closed for the summer, effective May 10, 2011, at 5 p.m.; the Lenox Pool will be closed for the summer, effective April 29, at 4 p.m. New facilities--the Commons Fitness Center and the Sports Training Centers--are...

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April 22, 2011

22nd Annual Blitz Too Big for Castle Lawn

On Friday, April 15, Arcadia’s 22nd Annual Blitz Carnival took place on the Castle Lawn. Popular activities tables the photo booth and the chocolate-dipping station. The Stuff-A-Plush table was so popular supplies only lasted one hour. “This year, the weather was a bit chilly and we were restricted...

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April 19, 2011

Arcadia Art Share: Gustavson and Doherty on Slapdash Poetics

Arcadia Art Share brings you Dr. Leif Gustavson , Associate Professor of Eduaction, and Tyler Doherty , Adjunct Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center. In part one of a two-part series, Doherty and Gustavson read some of their favorite poems and discuss why the works inspire them...

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April 8, 2011

Student Receives Keystone Pre-Service Educator Grant

Education major Melissa Greenwald ’12 is the recent recipient of the 2011 Keystone State Reading Association (KSRA) Pre-Service Educator Grant. The KSRA award is given to three Education majors of junior standing. Candidates are selected based on specific criteria, including an outstanding academic...

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April 8, 2011

Hopp ’04 New Assistant Principal for Chartiers Valley Primary School

Julie Hopp ’04 recently was hired as the new assistant principal for the Chartiers Valley primary school, as reported in the March 31 edition of Your Carylton , which serves Pittsburgh. Currently an elementary assistant principal and curriculum specialist at Beaver Area School District, Hopp will...

alumni education

April 1, 2011

Geothermal Well Drilling Set to Start Monday

Drilling likely will begin on Monday, April 4, on 42 geothermal wells that will use the sustainable energy source to heat and cool the new University Commons. The wells will cover about two-thirds of the field area in front of the new student center. The work is expected to take several weeks,...

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April 1, 2011

University Seminar Performs 'Ear Cleaning,' April 1

Dr. Peter Appelbaum , Professor of Education and Coordinator of graduate mathematics education programs, and his University Seminar will perform "Ear Cleaning"—original compositions for found and experimental soundscapes—on Friday, April 1, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. "Students in...

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March 29, 2011

Students and Faculty Present at 13th Annual PA-NAME Conference

Dr. Jodi Bornstein , Assistant Professor of Education and Coordinator of Social Studies Education and Faculty Fieldwork Liaison, and seniors Evelyn Ciaburri and Angela Taurino presented at the 13th Annual Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education (PA-NAME)...

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February 18, 2011

Goldberg Founds PhillyLacrosse.com, Combines Love of Lacrosse and Journalism

By Larry Atkins Dr. Chris Goldberg ’05Ed.D. , an accomplished journalist and teacher, has a new goal of creating a lacrosse community in Philadelphia. Goldberg founded and operates PhillyLacrosse.com , which is emerging as one of the top lacrosse websites in the country. The website's goal is to...

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February 8, 2011

Slesaransky-Poe Thanks Alum and Parent Who Nominated Her for Inclusion Award

"I feel so deeply honored to be the 2011 recipient of the Patricia J. Creegan Award for Excellence in Inclusive Education for so many reasons," said Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , Associate Professor and Coordinator of Special Education, as she received the Patricia J. Creegan Award for Excellence...

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February 4, 2011

Slesaransky-Poe Receives Excellence in Inclusive Education Award

Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , Associate Professor and Coordinator of Special Education, receives the Patricia J. Creegan Award for Excellence in Inclusive Education, given by the Pennsylvania’s Education for All Coalition (PEAC) at its annual meeting on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 10 a.m. The award...

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January 19, 2011

Neumann Uses Web 2.0 Tools in High School Classrooms

Education major Nora Neumann ’10M was featured in School Library Journal in an article by Springfield Township High School teacher-librarian Joyce Kasman Valenza. The story highlights Neumann’s student teaching experiences, which took on a global framework. Valenza, Neumann’s student teaching...

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January 14, 2011

School Library Journal: Practicum Exposes Student to World of Tools

A Jan. 1 article on the School Library Journal website by Joyce Kasman Valenza features the world of knowledge that Arcadia University graduate student Nora Neumann put to use during her practicum last semester at Springfield Township High School. The article on “Fully Loaded: Outfitting a teacher...

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November 2, 2010

Garcia, Slesaransky-Poe: ‘The Heteronormative Classroom’

Dr. Ana María García , Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, and Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , Associate Professor of Education, published an article on “ The heteronormative classroom: Questioning and liberating practices ” in The Teacher Educator , the...

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November 2, 2010

Education Alum Named to Gallery of Success

Mildred Rice Jordan , who earned a master’s degree at Arcadia, went from night school to a Ph.D. in education, and recently retired as a professor at Rider University in Lawrence. Temple University has named her to its Gallery of Success on behalf of Temple’s College of Eduation,” according to the...

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November 2, 2010

Arcadia Grad Alum New Principal at Pennwood Middle School

Arcadia graduate Patricia Steckroat ’97M.Ed. is the new principal at Pennwood Middle School in Yardley, as reported in the Oct. 20 Yardley News (Yardley, Pa.). “Steckroat replaced Fr. Kevin McHugh, who was promoted to assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. In summer 2008, she was...

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October 26, 2010

Reedy: ‘Babies’ vs. ‘March of the Penguins:’ Child Development Reaches Hollywood

Dr. Cindy Kennedy Reedy , Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Early Childhood Education Program, participated in an emotionally powerful conference last weekend focusing on the mental health of infants, toddlers and families in Pennsylvania. The Infant Mental Health Conference, with a sold-out...

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October 8, 2010

Skilton-Sylvester Guest Speaker at Swedish Literacy Practices Research Group

Dr. Ellen Skilton-Sylvester , Professor of Education and Director of Global Connections, was the invited speaker at Orebro University at a research network meeting sponsored by the Communication, Culture and Diversity research group on Sept. 21 and 22 in Orebro, Sweden. The workshop included...

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October 6, 2010

Abboud Joins History, International Studies Faculty

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 Samer Abboud Ph.D. , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies, joined the Arcadia community this fall. His areas of interests include political economy, migration/mobility, and citizenship, particularly within the context of the non-Western world. In his...

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