Athletics

Arcadia University esports arena

Jan 22, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Belloff Interviewed About Esports Competing During Pandemic

By Katherine Haines '21  Timothy Belloff, director of Information Technology Support Services and Esports, was interviewed for a Jan. 11 article published on ggn00b, an online esports publication.  Belloff discussed how esports teams at universities are still very new—like Arcadia’s...

Image of Martin Luther King, Jr. at podium

Jan 14, 2021 Caitlin Burns

MLK Day Events Celebrate Legacy of Service

The Arcadia University community is celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with events hosted and collaborated by departments across campus. The following is a schedule of events in celebration of the Jan. 18 MLK Day holiday and Day of Service that run through the beginning of...

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Jan 8, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia’s Pandemic Response

Arcadia University took a values-based, community-focused, strategic approach in responding to the disruptions that have been brought by COVID-19 since early 2020. Each initiative enacted and measure taken placed students and those most vulnerable in our community at the center, with...

Softball team huddle

Madison Costigan Dec 22, 2020 7:00 pm

Seasons on Pause: Student-Athletes Play the Waiting (and Hoping) Game

This year, student-athletes, like everyone else, have had to adjust to accepting the unknown. Fall sports were cancelled, and the Mid-American Conference’s decision on whether or not to have winter and spring sports is still up in the air, which also has to be followed by a decision by Arcadia. As...

Arcadia University student Sam Whitehouse playing hockey

Dec 9, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Whitehouse ’24 Coaches Youth Hockey, Looks Forward to Taking the Ice at Arcadia

Business Administration major Sam Whitehouse ’24 remembers watching The Mighty Ducks at 3 years old with his grandfather and wanting to play ice hockey. While his parents weren’t thrilled about his newfound interest, they agreed to let him learn to ice skate—and eventually play hockey. Now,...

Student playing volleyball

Anthony Devantier Dec 3, 2020 4:00 am

We Lost Our Season, Not Our Fire

March 11 was a fantastic evening of volleyball. That night saw a regular season match-up between us, the Arcadia Knights—defending MAC champs, but I’m not bragging—and the Alvernia Golden Wolves.  To call it a heated match would be an understatement. Alvernia has never been...

Arcadia University student Benjamin Baron in front of NASA sign

Dec 2, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Baron ’24 Shares Out Of This World Work Experience

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 Annapolis, M.D. resident Benjamin Baron ’24 came to Arcadia with some unusual work experience: an internship with The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The Computer Science major spent his past two summers interning at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight...

Student-athletes sitting on the softball field

Madison Costigan Nov 24, 2020 8:32 pm

The Hidden Opponent

Student-athletes encounter many struggles when competing in a college sport—scheduling, injuries, and worrying about their performance, to name a few. Universities provide resources to help student-athletes through many of these difficulties, so that they can thrive under the pressure of their...

Students competing in Arcadias esports arena

Garrett Davies Oct 23, 2020 12:00 pm

Why Are Women Excluded From Esports?

Esports continues to skyrocket, with participation in the virtual gaming competitions at all-time highs and viewership hitting new levels. We are even starting to implement esports in our high school and colleges (like Arcadia!).  Although this is an exciting time for people who...

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Oct 20, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Broccardi ’24 Combines Love of Science and Art in Astrophotography

One night last summer, Computing Technology major Paul Broccardi ’24, while bored, started photographing through his telescope in his backyard. Just four months later, he invested in a computerized telescope and software to help improve his astrophotography skills. Astrophotography, also...

Arcadia University student Cheyenne Peterson

Oct 14, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Junior Olympian Peterson-Gurak ’24, Now an Arcadia Knight

By Katherine Haines '21 As a Junior Olympian, first-year Bachelor of Fine Arts student Cheyenne Peterson-Gurak ’24 has learned a couple of life lessons: the importance of staying true to herself and persevering through failure.  Peterson-Gurak began competing in the Junior Olympics...

Arcadia University esports arena with Knight logo on wall

Sep 25, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Esports Set to Open 2020-21 Season With Arcadia Knights Hearthstone Invitational

This weekend, the Arcadia University Esports program begins its second varsity season, hosting the Arcadia Knights Hearthstone Invitational Sept. 26-27. The 16-team field--divided into four, four-team brackets—features a pair of Arcadia entries and six programs ranked in the top-20 nationally...