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Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar at Arcadia.

Mar 7, 2019 Jennifer Retter

Arcadia Hosts Race Historian Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author and Charles and Mary Beard professor of History at Rutgers University, discussed female abolitionists and runaway slaves at Arcadia on March 5. After, attendees watched Sisters in Freedom, a documentary on which Dr....

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Mar 6, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Hosts Seventh Annual African American Read-In, Featured on PBS39

By Lana Valente '19 Arcadia held the seventh annual celebration of Africana literature and writing with its Annual African American Read-In on Feb. 19. Hosted at Grey Towers Castle, the Read-In allowed community members to share some of their favorite works by African American writers....

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Feb 28, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Armstrong Dunbar, Author of Never Caught, Discusses Female Abolitionists at Women’s History Month Kickoff Event

In honor of Women’s History Month, Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author and Charles and Mary Beard professor of History at Rutgers University, will speak about her research on female abolitionists and escaped slaves in Philadelphia on Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the University Commons Great Room...

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Jan 25, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Knights for Nutrition Food Pantry Reopens for Spring 2019 Semester

The Knights for Nutrition Food Pantry will reopen on Monday, Jan. 28 at 12:30 p.m. in Knight Hall room 110. The pantry’s spring semester hours are Mondays from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m. Students who visit the pantry during the first week of its reopening will be entered...

Nov 6, 2018 Caitlin Burns

BAAAU Achieve Preview Scholarship Goal, Launch #20for2020

In just three months, the Black Alumni Association of Arcadia University (BAAAU) has exceeded its goal for its first annual Preview scholarship. Preview, a two-credit course and weeklong international experience for first-year and transfer students, can be an exciting global opportunity. However...

Jessica Derr Oct 8, 2018 4:48 pm

Gateway to Teaching

In the beginning of my college experience, I had many interactions with well-meaning, usually older relatives or family friends that played out like:     “What are you majoring in at Arcadia?”     “English.”     Then would come every English...

African American Read-In 2018

Submit and read your favorite published work of literature, poetry, or verse by a writer of African descent.
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:30

On February 21, Arcadia will host its 6th celebration of Africana Literature and Writing. The National African American Read-In was created 29 years ago by members of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) to educate others about the literary contributions of African American writers and, later, people of African descent worldwide. During the month of February, events promoting... Read More

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Sep 26, 2017 Caitlin Burns

ABWHE 10th Annual National Conference Brings “Sister Power 2017” to Philadelphia

Celebrate “Sister Power” in Philadelphia with the Association of Black Women in Higher Education (ABWHE) as they honor Poet Laureate Sonia Sanchez, author and activist, at their 10th annual conference from Oct. 18 to 20 at the Sonesta Hotel and Temple University Center City Campus, Philadelphia...

Gateway to Success students Isaiah Buffaloboy '20, Tamra Williams '20, Camille Menns '19, and Juanita Miller '20

Jul 22, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Gateway Students Craft Birthday Cards for Homebound Senior Citizens

On July 17, Arcadia University Gateway to Success students crafted handmade birthday cards for the Jewish Relief Agency to distribute to homebound senior citizens throughout the year. “Gateway wanted to participate in this event because it offered an opportunity for the students to give back to...