Arcadia University News


May 16, 2014

Rendell Center Announces Its First Scholarship Recipients

The Rendell Center for Citizenship and Civics at Arcadia University announced today the recipients of The Center’s 2014 Teacher Scholarships. Jillian Coyne, Copper Beech Elementary School, Abingdon School District, Pa. Ahngelique Davis, Marlton Middle Elementary School, Evesham Township School...

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March 27, 2014

Arcadia University’s School of Education Hosts Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies

Arcadia University’s School of Education hosts the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS) from March 31 to Thursday April 3 in Grey Towers Castle and the Commons. The meeting’s theme is “Communities of Dissensus/Engaged Generosity” and...

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March 6, 2014

Dr. Skilton-Sylvester Named The Rosemary and Walter Blankley Endowed Chair in Education

Marking the beginning of a new chapter in Arcadia University’s history, Dr. Ellen Skilton-Sylvester , professor of education, was named The Rosemary and Walter Blankley Endowed Chair in Education . The University’s first donor designated chair results from a $1 million gift from Walter and Rosemary...

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March 5, 2014

Skilton-Sylvester Named The Rosemary and Walter Blankley Endowed Chair in Education at Arcadia University

Dr. Ellen Skilton-Sylvester , professor of education and chair of the Department of Curriculum, Cultures, and Child/Youth Studies at Arcadia University, has been named the University’s Rosemary and Walter Blankley Endowed Chair in Education . It is the first donor designated endowed chair in the...

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January 31, 2014

On ACE Website, Shultz and Skilton-Sylvester Discuss Impact of Arcadia’s Curriculum on Students’ Global Perspectives

Three years ago, Arcadia University was selected as one of eight institutions to work together to create a toolkit featuring videos, graphics, and other resources for fostering collaborations between internationalization and multicultural/diversity education on campuses. The initiative, called At...

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January 2, 2014

Souderton Independent and Courier Times: Areval ’93MEd Co-leads 2013 National Blue Ribbon School

On Sept. 26, the Souderton Independent and Bucks County Courier Times each reported that the Souderton Charter School Collaborative (SCSC), for which Jennifer Arevalo ’93MEd serves as co-director, was named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Established in 2000...

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January 2, 2014

Beers ’06 Named One of Buck’s County’s Forty Under 40

By pursuing her passion—combining her love for horses with her love for teaching young children—on the farm she owns on the outskirts of Doylestown, Kelsey Beers ’06 has attracted media attention and garnered community recognition. In October, Beers was one of 40 people profiled by the Bucks County...

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November 22, 2013

Rendell Center for Citizenship and Civics at Arcadia University and National Constitution Center Announce Essay Contest Finalists

At the National Constitution Center (NCC) on Nov. 21, Former Governor Ed Rendell and Judge Marjorie Rendell announced the finalists of a citizenship essay contest undertaken through the Rendell Center for Citizenship and Civics at Arcadia University. The contest was aimed at 4th and 5th grade...

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July 23, 2013

Inside Higher Ed: Graduate Jane Oates Lands a Job with the Apollo Group

Jane Oates ’83M.Ed. , former assistant labor secretary for employment and training for the U.S. Department of Labor, started a new job as vice president for external affairs with the Apollo Group, the parent company of the University of Phoenix, as reported by Inside Higher Ed ’s Paul Fein. At...

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July 22, 2013

Graduate Morett Hired as Special Education Director for Pennsbury School District

Cheryl A. Morett, who received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and master’s degrees in Special Education and Educational Leadership from Arcadia University, was recently hired as special education director for the Pennsbury School District. Morett, who will begin serving in September,...

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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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