Capstone

Rikki Rosenthal with friends on campus

Rikki Rosenthal May 13, 2021 12:37 pm

Finding Home: “Go Where the Love Is” Part II

As I sit here and write this, I’m in disbelief. I just finished my thesis, but haven't really processed the fact that these are my last few weeks at Arcadia. It’s truly baffling how quickly my time as a Knight has passed, but I’m eternally grateful for everything I have...

Arcadia University student Mya Brown in front of her designs for HA

May 6, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Brown ’21 Works With Hydrocephalus Association for Capstone

Graphic Design major Mya Brown ’21 found inspiration for her capstone project from her brother’s fatal battle with Hydrocephalus, which is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the cavities of the brain. This spring, she worked with the Hydrocephalus Association (HA) to...

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May 6, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Haines '21 '22 Creates Podcast to Educate on Controlled Burns

In the Capstone 2021 Series, members of the Class of 2021 showcase their capstone and thesis projects.  Media and Communications and Biology double major Katherine Haines ’21, ’22 explores how conservation biology topics can be communicated through multimedia tools like podcasts, in order...

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May 5, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Mueller ’21 Explore COVID Impact in Capstone Project

In this series, the members of the Class of 2021 showcase their capstone and thesis projects.  Media and Communications major Josephine Mueller '21 dives into how COVID-19 has affected college students in a magazine she created for her senior capstone project. Mueller always...

Rikki Rosenthal working with the Dendrochronology lab team

Rikki Rosenthal Apr 29, 2021 11:39 am

How the Dendro Lab Taught Me It’s Okay to Not Know What You’re Doing

When I first started my journey at Arcadia, I was a Biology student. One aspect of the Biology Department that intrigued me were the faculty-sponsored research labs. The majority of professors within the department have research labs, ranging from microbiology to animal behavior to forest ecology....

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Apr 28, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Kachuyevski ’21 Examines Creativity and the Importance of Art Education

In this series, members of the Class of 2021 showcase their capstone and thesis projects. Media and Communications major Nikolai Kachuyevski '21 advocates for art education, making a personal statement with a visual album that explores creativity and the various journeys people go on throughout...

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Apr 23, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Climate Change and Fire are Affecting the Composition of Forests

In the Capstone 2021 Series, members of the Class of 2021 showcase their capstone and thesis projects.  Environmental Journalism major Rikki Rosenthal '21 explores the correlation between fire disturbances and climate patterns in Western Maryland through their experience in the...

Anthony Carbonetta's thesis draft

Anthony Carbonetta Mar 12, 2021 12:00 am

Senior Thesis Crunch Time

You’re probably here because you found yourself panicking about your thesis. Or maybe you’re here because your thesis is ever-approaching, and you fear the thought of giving an academic paper your undivided attention for an entire semester. Regardless of why you find yourself following along on a...

Arcadia University student Mya Brown

Jan 27, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Brown ’21 Uses Design Skills to Help Small Businesses, Nonprofits

Mya Brown ’21 had dreamed of being a surgeon to help those suffering from Hydrocephalus, which is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the cavities of the brain. However, after her first year at Arcadia University, she found her passion for art and will graduate this May with a...

students playing video games in the esports arena

Garrett Davies Jan 26, 2021 7:00 pm

Video Games and Senior Thesis Leave Me Feeling Empowered

The climax of our academic careers here at Arcadia is our senior thesis project. This has been what’s occupying most of my time as a senior. I’m learning how to write a full academic paper over the course of two semesters.  Taking thesis from home has given me the experience of what it’s...

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Nov 3, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Alumnae and Dr. McClintock Present Research at Conferences

Alexandria Davenport ’20M, MPH and Alexis Lambert ’22MPH presented their capstone posters at the American College of Epidemiology’s (ACE) virtual Annual Meeting Sept. 21 to 23. Both projects, Davenport’s “Religiosity and the Treatment of Mental Health among African Americans” and Lambert’s “...

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Apr 29, 2020 Jen Retter

#ArcadiaStrong: Virtual Capstone Edition

We asked our social media followers to sum up their senior thesis in one sentence:    1. "I'm writing about how genetic tests (like 23andMe) affect identity." - Kiara Jacoby '20 2. "I looked at the Public Sphere and WikiLeaks, the Pentagon Papers, and Edward Snowden." -...