Arcadia University News

November 7, 2012

Appelbaum Presents Keynote at Harry Potter-Themed Conference

Dr. Peter Appelbaum , Professor and Director of Disciplinary and Transdisciplinary Studies in the School of Education, was the keynote speaker at “Harry Potter: Reflections on the Major Themes in J.K. Rowling’s Literature,” an academic conference held at Chestnut Hill College on Oct. 26. Appelbaum’...

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November 5, 2012

Montgomery Media: Gov. Rendell Gives Keynote at School of Education Colloquium

Montgomery Media recently reported that Arcadia University's School of Education hosted its second annual Education Colloquium which featured keynote speaker Gov. Ed Rendell on Nov. 1. The colloquium focused on the implementation of recent research and policy in early childhood education, as...


October 22, 2012

Arcadia University Faculty Present ‘The Hidden Other: Immigrants in Higher Education’ at AAC&U Conference

Arcadia University Faculty Drs. Hilary Dick , Ana Maria Garcia and Jeffrey Shultz presented “The Hidden Other: Immigrants in Higher Education” at the Modeling Equity, Engaging Difference: New Frameworks for Diversity and Learning conference in Baltimore, Md., on Oct. 19. The conference was...

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October 19, 2012 Arcadia Hosts Third Annual Family Matters Conference, Oct. 20 reported on Oct. 17 that Philadelphia Family Pride is hosting its third annual Family Matters Conference at Arcadia University on Saturday, Oct. 20. Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , Associate Professor in Special Education, Coordinator of the Masters, Five-Year, and Certification...


October 10, 2012 Lasher ’96M.Ed. Named Finalist for National Teaching Award reported on Oct. 4 that Kristina Lasher ’96M.Ed. was named one of two N.J. finalists eligible to receive a 2012 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). PAEMST program authorizes that the President of the United States annually bestow up to 108 awards...

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October 8, 2012

LeadCast Blog: Slesaransky-Poe Discusses Gender Nonconformity

On Oct. 2, LeadScape posted “Embracing the Whole Child: From Gender Binary to Gender Continuum” by contributor Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , Associate Professor of Education. The article focuses on building support and alliances for children who are gender nonconforming or transgender. For more...


October 1, 2012

Papay Presents Webinar on 'Developing Inclusive College Opportunities' Through Think College

On Sept. 17, Dr. Clare Papay presented a webinar titled "Getting Started: Developing Inclusive College Opportunities for Students with Intellectual Disabilities" with Dr. Megan Griffin of the University of New Mexico. The webinar was offered through Think College, the national coordinating center...

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September 28, 2012

Slesaransky-Poe Speaks at First Annual Seek Ignite Change Series, Oct. 16

Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Graduate Special Education and Certification Program, will be a guest speaker at the Gender and Sexuality Workshop, part of the first annual Seek Ignite Change Series at the Friends Select School (FSS) on Tuesday, Oct. 16,...

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September 14, 2012

Chestnut Hill Local: Alpern ’99M.Ed. Teaches Courses from Home-Based Studio

Chestnut Hill Local featured Jane Alpern ’99M.Ed., whose home-based business Alpern Art Studio helps students discover a variety of media through drawing, painting, working with clay, pastels and printmaking. Ten years ago, after her children were self-sufficient, Alpern began teaching art in...

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September 14, 2012

Montgomery Media: Arcadia University Prepares Students to Vote

On Sept. 13, Montgomery Media reported on Arcadia University's efforts to prepare students to comply with the PA voter ID law, which was discussed during a telephone town hall meeting hosted by State Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-153 on Aug. 30. As many as 2,283 residents listened in, as 13 residents...

September 13, 2012

Chestnut Hill Local: Philadelphia Fringe Film 'Dostoyevsky Man' Filmed at Arcadia University

Chestnut Hill Local featured Adjunct Professor Larry Loebell and the debut of his first film Dostoyevsky Man on Arcadia University's MainStage as part of the 2012 Philly Fringe Festival. The film was partially filmed at Arcadia University's Glenside campus. “I originally thought we would fake it —...

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September 10, 2012

Philly Fringe Festival Blog: Faculty Film 'Dostoyevsky Man' Debuts Sept. 16

Philly Fringe Festival Blog featured a story on Adjunct Professor Larry Loebell 's film Dostoyevsky Man , which will be screened at Arcadia University's MainStage Theater, Spruance Fine Arts Center, on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. True to his art, Larry shot the entire film on his own iPhone. As he...

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September 5, 2012

Montgomery Media: Christian ’95M.Ed. Named New Owen J. Roberts Superintendent

On Sept. 4, Montgomery Media reported that Dr. Michael Christian ’95M.Ed . is the new superintendent in the Owen J. Roberts School District. His decision to move from teaching to administration was a natural consequence of his dedication to education. “As I grew professionally, the move to...

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August 10, 2012 Evert Promoted to Principal of Cecelia Snyder Middle School in Bensalem reported on Aug. 9 that Thomas Evert was promoted to principal of Cecelia Snyder Middle School in Bensalem, Pa., by the Bensalem Township School District school board. Prior to his job as assistant principal at Snyder, he served as assistant principal at Bensalem High School and...

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August 3, 2012

School of Education Awarded Mini-Grant for Content and Special Education Baccalaureate Program

Arcadia University's School of Education has been awarded a $20,000 mini-grant to support the planning and development of a Dual 7-12 Content and Special Education Baccalaureate Program. This mini-grant is part of Pennsylvania's “Improving Student Results: A Focus on Highly Qualified Special...

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August 3, 2012

Bornstein Co-Authors Chapter on Multicultural Education Pioneer James Banks

Dr. Jodi Bornstein co-authored a book chapter that is forthcoming titled "James Banks: A pioneer in multicultural education." The chapter will be published in the book Educating about Social Issues in the 20th and 21st Centuries . She co-authored this chapter with her colleague, Dr. Kristine Lewis...

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August 3, 2012

Appelbaum Presents at AAAC Conference

Dr. Peter Appelbaum recently attended the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies and the American Educational Research Association conferences. Appelbaum, who is president of the AAACS, gave the presidential address, ran business meetings and gave research presentations on...

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August 3, 2012

Campbell Presents at Caribbean Studies Conferences in Guadeloupe and England

In June, Dr. Bruce Campbell presented his research, "Caribbean Students’ Social Adjustment," at the Caribbean Studies Association Conference in Le Gosier, Guadeloupe, Antilles Francaises. In July, he presented other research, "Caribbean Students' Assimilation to a Culture at a Small Liberal Arts...

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July 10, 2012

School of Continuing Studies Hosts Danielson Framework Institute for Area Educators

Arcadia University’s School of Continuing Studies partnered with the Danielson Group to offer an Institute on Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching at the King of Prussia Campus. The three-day institute, held June 25-27, proved to be a valuable experience for the Pennsylvania and New Jersey...

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June 20, 2012

Times Herald: Norristown Teacher Pinpoints Educational Weaknesses

The Times Herald quoted Mark Cratin , a special education teacher at Norristown Area High School, in "NAHS program targets improved student performance" on June 12. As part of the school leadership team that was organized to improve the school's educational programming, Cratin analyzes student data...

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June 8, 2012

Orientation Leaders Welcome Class of 2016

Summer months usually indicate a time of rest and relaxation for students, but for more than 50 Arcadia upperclassmen, the warm weather means an early return to campus to greet the incoming Class of 2016 and help prepare them for college life. Summer Orientation kicked off today with the first of...