First-year Seminars

Sep 24, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Oct. 1: Journalist and Critic Molly Eichel to Present ‘Modern Families, Different Worlds’

On Thursday, Oct. 1, The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Molly Eichel will present “Modern Families, Different Worlds” at 10:20 a.m. in the Beaver College Room in Landman Library. Eichel will speak to the First-Year Seminar Modern Families, Different Worlds, where students learn and write about real...

Oct 14, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Author Kevin Powers Discusses War, Writing, and ‘The Yellow Birds’ at Arcadia

By SHANI CARRINGTON ’18 After returning from serving two tours in Iraq, Kevin Powers realized that people wanted to know what it was like “over there.” He decided he would show them through his novel The Yellow Birds, the Common Read selection for students in Arcadia University’s Class of 2018...

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Sep 30, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Kevin Powers, Author of Philadelphia’s One Book Selection, to Speak at Arcadia on Oct. 8

Iraq war veteran Kevin Powers, author of the best-selling war novel The Yellow Birds, will speak at Arcadia University on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. The event, free and open to the public, will be in the Kuch Center Alumni Gymnasium and will include a book signing. Powers’ book The Yellow Birds ...

Oct 17, 2012 Purnell Cropper

An Interview with Wes Moore

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography CINDY GRAUL Professors Bonnie Hayes and Bill Meiers chatted excitedly on the way to Philadelphia International Airport on Oct. 11. Their anticipation mounted as they awaited the arrival of the guest speaker who was expected to attract one of the largest crowds Arcadia...

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Jan 10, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

First-Years Explore Adult Truths Hidden in Fairy Tales

By Jenna Reim ’12M Adjunct Professor of English Lisa Gratz posed this question to students in her First-Year Seminar, Little Red Riding Hood or the Big Bad Wolf: Writing Yourself into Folk and Fairy Tales: “How do these antique [fairy tales] continue to thrive, grow, and fascinate as a basis for...

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Dec 16, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

First Year Seminar Examines Identity and Adaptation Through 'Billy Elliot'

Chris Mullin, Adjunct Professor of Communications, recently led a trip to the Pennsylvania Academy of Music to see Billy Elliot as part of her First Year Seminar, Exploring Cultural Identity Through Media. The course explores mass media from around the world and how it shapes cultural identity....

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Nov 29, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Criminal Justice Major Lands Prestigious Federal Internship

By Purnell T. Cropper Three years ago Ashley Gast ’12 arrived on campus with a plan: study biology and then pursue a master’s degree and career in forensic science. But she had a change of heart after taking Dr. John Noakes’ First-Year Seminar Contested Convictions: Exploring Claims of Actual...

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Nov 2, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Student Reflection: Life’s Lessons Learned in Kindergarten

Editor’s note: Taryn Kasper ’15 is in the First-Year Seminar “Play Fair! Share! Don’t Run,” which is led by Dr. Cindy Reedy, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Early Childhood Education Program. Kasper, who wants to become an elementary school teacher, enrolled in the course because it focuses...

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Oct 28, 2011 Purnell Cropper

First-Years Uncover the 'Monsters in Our Midst'

By Michelle Tooker ’07,’10M Are you afraid of what lurks in the dark? Students in the First-Year Seminar “Monsters in Our Midst” sure aren’t. They’re exploring human nature’s dark side, investigating the combination of disgust and desire that monsters elicit in each of us. The brainchild of...

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Sep 13, 2011 Purnell Cropper

First-Year Seminars Visit Franklin Institute

  Marie Duke Murphy and Sarah Cooper took their first-year seminars in Forensic Science and Forensic Anthropology to the Franklin Institute on Sept. 9 to see the exhibit “Mummies From Around the World.” In addition to viewing the mummy displays, students had an opportunity to learn how the...