Global Connections

May 8, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Ambassador to Kenya Encourages International Collaboration

On April 26, Dr. Kipyego Cheluget, ambassador from Kenya and assistant secretary general for the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), visited President Ajay Nair at Arcadia to explore a joint project between Arcadia, COMESA, and the American Graduate School (AGS) in Paris....

Apr 18, 2018 Caitlin Burns

At Global Expo, Students Showcase Preview Experiences

The 350 first-year and transfer students from Arcadia’s 15 Preview courses presented a world of discoveries, from traditional dresses to hand-woven hammocks made of recycled plastic, at the 25th annual Global Expo on April 13. From March 9 to 16, students on Preview traveled to England, Ireland...

Feb 22, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Segura ’18 Named a Fulbright Semi-Finalist for South African Research Project

Claudia Segura ’18, a Political Science major, has been named a semifinalist for a research award from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Fulbright will make a final decision on her application between March...

Shubhechha Dhar Oct 17, 2017 9:32 am

Finally, the Classroom I’ve Always Wanted

Classroom. It used to be that when I heard the word “classroom,” I pictured students fighting to stay awake while the professor droned on, driving students into mind-numbing misery. Not anymore. My idea of a classroom changed when I transferred to Arcadia as a sophomore this...

Jessica Derr Oct 16, 2017 3:09 pm

Midnight Chicken Fingers, Changing Friendships, and More: Lessons from Freshman Year

Every year, without fail, when the fireflies begin to fade into blackness, when winds run cool, and the back-to-school advertisements hound my every waking hour, I am gripped by immense anxiety despite the fact that I am not going back to school, at least not in the traditional sense. [block3...

Apr 5, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Ahmadi ’17 and Long ’17 First Undergraduates at Arcadia to Receive Fulbright Awards, Will Teach English Overseas

Zahra Ahmadi and Clifford Long, members of the Arcadia University Class of 2017, are the first undergraduate students in Arcadia University history to earn a Fulbright U.S. Student Award from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Ahmadi and Long were...

Apr 4, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia’s Alternative Spring Break Helps Build Houses in Mexico

By Marcella Haddad '18 Over Arcadia University’s spring break, while first-year and transfer students readied for Preview, a group of 38 undergraduate and alumni volunteers participated in the weeklong Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC) Alternative Spring Break, a community service-...

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Oct 3, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Jasmine Henderson ’15: ‘Crossing the Age Divide’ through Shakespeare with Seniors

Transfer-turned-Honors student Jasmine Henderson ’15 is excited to participate in her first service learning experience, a course called Shakespeare with Seniors, which will fulfill Arcadia’s Undergraduate Curriculum requirement for a Global Connections Experience. She’s also nervous to be working...

Feb 4, 2014 JoLynne Bremmer

Times Chronicle: Paskell ’81, ’96M.Ed. Brings Passion for Art to Classroom, Community

The Times Chronicle featured Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96M.Ed. in a story highlighting Paskell’s commitment to bringing the arts to the community and how she has returned to her alma mater to share her passion with students. “My class fuses art, love and service together,” she said. “Art is the tool...

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Apr 22, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Hundreds Attend ‘Global Art, Local Heart’ Gallery Opening

On April 18, Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96M.Ed., and the students of “The Artist in the Community” hosted a gallery opening for Global Art, Local Heart, which is on view in the Judith Taylor Gallery until Friday, April 26. Over the course of the evening, more than 200 people showed their support,...

Dec 10, 2012 JoLynne Bremmer

‘Global Art, Local Heart’ Reaches the Glenside Community

Students in the Global Connections course “The Artist in the Community” are taking their exhibition, Global Art, Local Heart, deeper into the Glenside community. Their work will be showcased at Elcy’s Cafe and Coffee House (1 S. Easton Road, Glenside, Pa.) starting Thursday, Dec. 13, and will be up...

Dec 5, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Building Community through Art

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography KARA WRIGHT ’14 and CHRISTINA YEE ’14 Global Art, Local Heart, an exhibition organized by the students and instructor of “The Artist in the Community,” opened in the Judith Taylor Gallery on Nov. 29. The collection of colorful artwork adorning the walls and display...