Arcadia University News


May 1, 2013

Slesaransky-Poe Co-leads Community Discussion on Creating Welcoming Schools at Cheltenham School District

Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , Associate Professor in Special Education, was invited by the United Parents Group to co-facilitate a community meeting at the Cheltenham School District on April 11. The topic of the conversation was “Recognizing and Embracing Our Community’s Diversity: Welcoming...

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May 1, 2013

Campbell Presents at the National Social Science Conference

On March 26, Dr. Bruce Campbell presented his research, “Caribbean Students’ Social Adjustment and the University’s Commitment to Being Culturally Responsive,” at the National Social Science Association Conference in Las Vegas, Nev. This study investigated the experiences of Caribbean college...

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April 4, 2013

Media Patch: Woods ’81M.Ed. Honored in ‘Teacher Spotlight’

David Woods ’81M.Ed. was featured in Media Patch’s “Teacher Spotlight” on March 18 for his excellence in the classroom. He has spent more than 30 years as an educator in the Rose Tree Media School District. This Indian Lane Elementary School fifth-grade teacher likes to challenge his students as...

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April 4, 2013

Men’s Lacrosse Defeats Bryn Athyn for First Road Win in Program History

Arcadia University’s men’s lacrosse team (4-4) scored seven unanswered goals to start the match and went on to defeat Bryn Athyn (1-5), 13-3, on April 3. The victory is the first road win in program history. Chris Jacovino scored four goals and assisted on two more to lead the Knights. The first 10...

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February 27, 2013

Slesaransky-Poe Publishes in ‘Phi Delta Kappan’

Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe ’s article, “Adults set the tone for welcoming all students,” appeared in the February 2013 issue of Phi Delta Kappan , the publication of Phi Delta Kappa International, the premier professional association for educators. Speaking as a mother and a teacher educator,...

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February 26, 2013

Chance Presents at NAIS Conference

Janet Chance , Director of the Office of School and Community Collaborations in the School of Education, will present “Intentional Leadership Development...What Works?” with several colleagues at the National Association of Independent Schools’ Annual Conference in Philadelphia from Feb. 27 through...

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February 26, 2013

Gustavson and Baker-Doyle Present at Ethnography Forum

Dr. Leif Gustavson , Interim Dean, School of Education, and Dr. Kira Baker-Doyle , Assistant Professor, School of Education, along with Upper Dublin High School English teachers, led a panel discussion at the 34th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum in Philadelphia on Feb. 23. They...

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February 25, 2013

Hooker Presents Paper at BLGTA College Conference

Dr. Steve Hooker , Assistant Professor, School of Education, presented a paper, “How do gay and lesbian educators negotiate their sexual identities in their K-12 schools?” at the Midwest BLGTA College Conference in Lansing, Mich., in February.

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February 25, 2013

Education Professors Sponsor Youth Leadership Workshop

Dr. Kira Baker-Doyle , Assistant Professor, School of Education, Dr. Kathy Trainor , Adjunct Professor, School of Education, Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , Associate Professor, School of Education, and Beth Specker , Director of Educational Initiatives at the School of Continuing Studies, worked...

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February 25, 2013

Simos Receives Innovative Researcher for Foreign Learning Award

Joanna Simos , Student Life Officer (Athens), The College of Global Studies, received an Innovative Researcher for Foreign Learning Award from Amrita University in India. Joanna is engaged in a Doctorate of Professional Studies in educational psychology at Middlesex University. Her research...

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February 21, 2013

Slesaransky-Poe Facilitates Workshops at National Convention on Creating Safe, Inclusive Schools

Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , Associate Professor in Special Education, facilitated two workshops at the National Association of Schools Psychologists (NASP) Annual Convention on Feb. 15 in Seattle, Wash. The first workshop, “Is this the right school for my gender nonconforming son?” narrated the...

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February 5, 2013

USA Today College: Flores ’14 Speaks Out Against Homonormativity

USA Today College featured “Opinion: My fight against homonormativity” by Jayson Flores ’14 on Jan. 28. The article is an honest look at the pressure in the LGBT community to mimic heteronormative standards and features insights from educators, including Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , Associate...

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January 14, 2013

Tennis Pro Provides Advice for Young Athletes

Mary Lou Cardie ’99M recently published an article, "Value the Fundamentals," on EZineArticles.com, which focuses on helping young athletes reach their full potential. Cardie, who is a USPTA Certified P1 Tennis Teaching Professional, earned a Master’s of Education degree from Arcadia in 1999. If...

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December 18, 2012

School of Education Hosts Inaugural Colloquium

The Honorable Edward G. Rendell, former Governor of Pennsylvania, spoke about the value ofOn Nov. 1, the School of Education hosted its inaugural School of Education Colloquium, “Keeping the Promise of Early Childhood Education: Putting Into Practice What We Know,” which focused on the importance...

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December 18, 2012

Chance Joins Advisory Council at Parkway Northwest High School

During fall semester Janet Chance , Director of the Office of School and Community Collaborations, began serving on the Advisory Council for Parkway Northwest High School for Peace and Social Justice. The council addresses a range of issues related to the school's success, such as connecting the...

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December 18, 2012

Trainor Presents at Early Childhood Summit

Dr. Kathy Trainor , Adjunct Professor and Director of Inclusive and Early Childhood Fieldwork, presented two sessions of a workshop titled “Promoting Inclusive Practices through Meaningful Collaboration in Early Childhood” at the 2012 Early Childhood Summit at Penn State University on Oct. 23.

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December 18, 2012

Slesaransky-Poe Gives Keynote at Family Matters Conference

Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , Associate Professor, presented two sessions at the Family Matters Conference, organized by Philadelphia Family Pride, on Oct. 20 at Arcadia University. The keynote presentation, “Partnering with Our Schools to Welcome Our Families,” discussed steps LGBTQ families...

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December 18, 2012

Papay Presents Poster at Association of University Centers on Disabilities Annual Conference

The work of Dr. Clare Papay , Assistant Professor and Director of Special Education Certification, was displayed at the 2012 Association of University Centers on Disabilities Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Papay’s poster “Creating opportunities for post-secondary education for students with...

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December 18, 2012

Bhukhanwala Co-Authors Paper in ‘Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice’

Dr. Foram Bhukhanwala , Assistant Professor and Director of Childhood, Identity and Textual Studies, published an article that she co-authored with Martha Allexsaht-Snider, “Diverse student teachers making sense of difference through engaging in Boalian Theater approaches,” in Teachers and Teaching...

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December 18, 2012

Bornstein Presents at NCSS and PCSS Conferences

In November, Dr. Jodi Bornstein , Assistant Professor and Director of Urban Fieldwork and the Equity Collaborative, presented “Circling Up: Focusing on Community in Social Studies Methods” at the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Conference in Seattle, Wash. At the conference, she also...

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December 18, 2012

Appelbaum Publishes Article Online at ‘Pythagoras’

Dr. Peter Appelbaum , Professor and Director of Disciplinary and Transdisciplinary Studies, posted an article on the website of Pythagoras: Journal of the Association for Mathematics Education of South Africa . “Refusal as a democratic catalyst for mathematics education development” describes the...

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