Arcadia University News

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, 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 , 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...


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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October 1, 2010

First-Year Seminar Students Enjoy Stargazing and S'mores

By Jennifer Sargent ’14 On Tuesday, September 14, two of the First-Year Seminar classes went on a field trip together. The Night Skies of Pennsylvania, taught by Dr. Julia Plummer , and Travel to the Stars: Science Fiction From Star Trek, Star Wars, and Beyond! , taught by Bill Meiers , got on a...

October 1, 2010

Mangione Receives APTA's Lucy Blair Service Award

Dr. Kathleen K. Mangione , Professor of Physical Therapy, received the 2010 Lucy Blair Service Award for her exceptional contributions to the American Physical Therapy Association. The Lucy Blair Service Award acknowledges and honors physical therapist members of APTA whose contributions to the...

August 31, 2010

Bill Gates is Wrong; College Campuses Won't Fade Away, Writes Atkins

“Bill Gates is Wrong. College Campuses Will Not Fade Away,” writes Larry Atkins , Adjunct Professor of Journalism, on Aug. 25 for the Huffington Post . “Earlier this month, billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates predicated at a technology conference in Lake Tahoe, Calif., that in five years,...

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August 17, 2010

Arcadia Among Best in North in U.S. News Rankings

Arcadia University rises a notch among the Best Regional Universities in the North and is lauded in several other categories in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2011 rankings, released Tuesday, Aug. 17. Regional Universities in the North —Arcadia University ranks 29th among the top...

August 3, 2010

Two Alumni Named Assistant Superintendents at Hatboro Horsham

Two Arcadia graduate alumni have been appointed as assistant superintendents by the Hatboro Horsham School Board, reported the Intelligencer Record on July 20 . John R. Nodecker , who received a superintendent’s letter of eligibility in 2005, will become the new assistant superintendent for...


July 19, 2010

Arcadia Student Organizes First Political Canvass

Obama Chronicles ( Bucks County Gets Ready | Obama Chronicles ) reported on July 6: “Jessica Milinichik, 20, is a summer organizer who splits her time between volunteering with OFA (Organizing for America) and interning for Rep. Patrick Murphy's re-election campaign. A Political Science major at...

March 22, 2010

Obama Speech at Arcadia Was #1 News Story of Week

When President Barack Obama spoke at Arcadia University on March 8—outside his motorcade jeered by protesters and inside his speech cheered by supporters—he made international news by accelerating the dialogue on the passage of health care reforms. It was the #1 news story of that week, propelling...