Arcadia University News


May 10, 2012

Abington Journal: International Scholarship Recipient Muraca '10 Pursues Postgrad Degree

The Abington Journal reported that Stephanie Muraca ’10 is pursuing a master's degree in Education at the University of Bath in England, U.K., on May 9. She earned her bachelor's degree from Arcadia University in Elementary and Early Childhood Education in 2010. Recipient of the University of Bath...

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May 4, 2012

Grosslein ’11 Lands VISTA Position with TTF

Abby Grosslein ’11 recently landed a position as a VISTA Tree Campaign Organizer with Tookany/Tacony-FrankfordWatershed Partnership, Inc. (TTF) . This year she will be collaborating on the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Plant One Million initiative to provide street trees for homeowners in...

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May 2, 2012

CBS 6: Moody ’79M.Ed. Named Chesterfield Teacher of the Year

CBS 6 (Richmond, Va.) reported on May 2, "Amanda Moody of Wells Elementary is Chesterfield’s Elementary School Teacher of the Year. She began her career in 1975 in Williamsburg-James City County and also taught at schools in Germany and England for the U.S. Department of Defense. Since 1993, Moody...

alumni education

May 2, 2012

Shire ’89M.Ed. Discusses 'Tragedy, Larceny and Social Reform

Stan Shire ’89M.Ed. discussed "Tragedy, Larceny and Social Reform," with the Cheltenham Camera Club at the Rowland Community Center on April 17 . His talk addressed under-appreciated photographers whose work made a difference in the world. Stan Shire is Professor Emeritus and former chair of the...

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May 2, 2012

Montgomery Media: Christian ’95 Elected Superintendent of Owen J. Roberts School

Montgomery Media reported that Michael Christian ’95M.Ed. was elected the superintendent of the Owen J. Roberts School District by a unanimous vote by the Board. He earned his appointment following a six-month search in which nine candidates were interviewed of the 30 who applied, as reported by...

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April 26, 2012

Metro New York: Wallace Quoted on Summer Education

Metro New York quoted Margie Wallace , Director of Arcadia's School of Continuing Studies and Center for Summer Learning, in a feature titled "Summer school doesn’t have to be traditional," on April 24. Because people have other things they want—or need—to do in summer besides attend class, most...

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April 10, 2012

New Ad Campaigns on Transit, King of Prussia Mall

"The World Needs Great Teachers" campaign launched on buses and in train stations around the Philadelphia region in late March, and the "Manage Your Life, Get a Degree" campaign just launched at the King of Prussia mall and bus shelters. The Manage Your Life campaign is aimed at connecting adult...

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April 4, 2012

Citizen's Call: Arcadia Hosts Educational Leadership Conference on PA School Budget

The Citizen's Call (Cheltenham, Pa.) reported on the education conference, “Unpacking the PA School Budget,” which was hosted by Arcadia’s Master's program in Educational Leadership on March 28. The panel of six included the President of Cheltenham’s Board of Commissioners, Art Haywood, and was...

education

April 4, 2012

Educator Fina ’11M is 2012 VOICE Award Winner

Michele Fina ’11M , who earned a Master of Education from Arcadia University, is the 2012 winner of the VOICE Award from the Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children. Fine represents the Bucks County AEYC. The PennAEYC website commended Fina: As an advocate for early childhood...

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April 4, 2012

Reporter Quotes Reedy on 'Redshirting' Kindergartners

"The practice of parents holding children back from starting kindergarten at age 5, called 'redshirting' after the athletic practice of delaying college for a year to gain an advantage, is being given a new look by some parents and was discussed on CBS’s 60 Minutes . The impetus is that...

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April 4, 2012

Goerke ’13 Awarded 2012 Keystone Pre-Service Educator Grant

Shannon Goerke ’13 , a junior at Arcadia University majoring in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education, is one of two students awarded this year’s Pre-Service Educator Grant from the Keystone State Reading Association. Each student will receive a grant in the amount of $2,500 to...

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March 23, 2012

Media: Dr. Dean Among National Experts for Autism Awareness Month

Dr. Kim Dean , Assistant Professor of Special Education, was included in a ProfNet Expert Roundup on Autism , a list of experts who can discuss various aspects of autism for Autism Awareness Month in April. Teaching a kid on the spectrum feels like folding a fitted sheet. It doesn't line up neatly...

education

March 20, 2012

Lancaster School District Improves Under Superintendant Rivera’s Leadership

Business to Business Magazine (Lancaster, Pa.) featured Pedro Rivera , Superintendent of the School District of Lancaster, March 1. Before taking on his current role, Rivera served Philadelphia public schools in many capacities for more than 13 years. Rivera, who earned a School District of...

education

March 20, 2012

Dentistry Today: Groody ’09M.Ed. Appointed to PA State Board

On March 15 Dentistry Today reported that Theresa Groody ’09M.Ed. has been appointed to serve a six-year term as a member of the Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry. Groody, who graduated from Arcadia University with a Master of Education degree in Instructional Technology, is the Director of...

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March 20, 2012

Bloomsburg Businessweek: Profnet Lists Dean Among Autism Experts

Bloomsburg Businessweek recently reported that Profnet listed Dr. Kim Dean , Assistant Professor of Special Education, among 42 experts who can discuss various aspects of autism for Autism Awareness Month in April. Profnet is a free service that provides journalists, bloggers, authors and other...

education

March 20, 2012

Bloomsburg Businessweek: Profnet Lists Dean Among Autism Experts

Bloomsburg Businessweek recently reported that Profnet listed Dr. Kim Dean , Assistant Professor of Special Education, among 42 experts who can discuss various aspects of autism for Autism Awareness Month in April. Profnet is a free service that provides journalists, bloggers, authors and other...

education

March 20, 2012

The Colonial: Arcadia's Education Colloquium 'Unpacking the PA School Budget,' March 29

The Colonial (Fort Washington, Pa.) recently listed Arcadia University's inaugural Education Colloquium, "Unpacking the PA School Budget: What Does That Mean for Me?" which will take place in the Great Room of the Commons, March 29, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The colloqium panel will discuss the comments...

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March 15, 2012

Arcadia Graduate Raises Money by Running the 5K and Creating a Webpage

When she was an Education student at Arcadia University, Cory Mazen ’10 and her classmates visited Melmark, an agency in Berwyn that serves children and adults with a broad range of developmental disabilities. Now teaching in New Jersey, she has found a special hospital and educational facility...

alumni education

March 2, 2012

Chestnut Hill Local: Gast ’97M.Ed. Immortalizes Sister, World Class Flutist, in New Book

Chestnut Hill Local (Chestnut Hill, Pa.) reported that Beverly Shaffer Gast ’07M.Ed. recently published Angel in Black: A Musical Life In Letters, 1925-1973 (2011, Trafford Publishing), on Feb. 29. The book features her sister, Elaine Shaffer, one of the most prominent flutists in the world, and...

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February 20, 2012

Education Faculty News: Dr. Peggy Hickman

Dr. Peggy Hickman, Associate Professor of Education, Coordinator of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, presented a keynote address on December 18, 2011 for the Allegheny Intermediate Unit full-day symposium with general educators. Her keynote was titled, "Differentiating Instruction...

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February 20, 2012

Education Faculty News: Dr. Ellen Skilton-Sylvester

On sabbatical in 2011-12, Dr. Skilton-Sylvester is living in Monteverde in a cloud forest in Costa Rica this year exploring language learning first hand. In addition to her own Spanish classes and daily cross-cultural and multilingual interactions (in taxis, grocery stores, and coffee shops), she...

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