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Four public safety officers wearing masks hold box of donations to pantry

Jan 4, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Public Safety Helps Stock Food Pantry

In lieu of exchanging gifts this year, officers in Public Safety each donated supplies to the Knights for Nutrition Food Pantry located in Oak Summit. Director of Public Safety Ruth Evans presented officers with a challenge: keep the food pantry’s Holiday Gift Box donation drive continuously...

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Sep 28, 2020 Caitlin Burns

The Department of Public Safety Sponsors National Campus Safety Awareness Month

The Department of Public Safety, in partnership with the Information Technology Department, is focusing on internet safety for National Campus Safety Awareness Month throughout September. This month-long campaign hopes to raise awareness of issues affecting campuses throughout the nation. ...

Public Safety Offers Self-Defense Classes

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 13:00

Public Safety is offering Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) training, a self-defense program for men and women designed to combat sexual assault and rape. 

This program is taught by certified instructors and is free to Arcadia students, faculty, and staff. Anyone interested in participating should contact Director of Public Safety Ruth Evans... Read More

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Chat with the Chief Launches on Feb. 13

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 10:00

Have a one-on-one conversation with Arcadia’s Director of Public Safety Ruth Evans every second Thursday of the month in the Dining Hall from 5 to 6 p.m. Any subject is open to discussion: interviewing for a job in law enforcement, reacting to a stop by the police, or even chatting about football. 

The first Chat with the Chief is set... Read More

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Officer Wayne Forte helping a student wearing the alcohol impairment goggles.

Nov 7, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Students Learn About Short- and Long-term Effects of Alcohol at Fun ’til One

Students donned alcohol impairment goggles and attempted to walk the red carpet during a Public Safety-sponsored Fun ’til One on Oct. 24. In addition to learning about the short-term challenges of alcohol impairment, students also heard from Director of Public Safety Ruth Evans about how alcohol...

Public Safety Reminder on Campus Speed Limit, Emergency Notification System

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:30

Public Safety wants to remind the University community to adhere to the vehicular speed limits on campus. The speed limit is 15 miles-per-hour, except in parking lot areas, where it is 5 miles-per-hour. Arcadia sees a high volume of pedestrian traffic on campus, and it is important that vehicular traffic maintains a safe environment for all of our pedestrians. 

Public Safety strongly... Read More

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Ruth Evans

Jul 23, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Evans Appointed Director of Public Safety at Arcadia

Ruth Evans, a longtime member of the Department of Public Safety at Lincoln University, has been named director of Public Safety at Arcadia University. Evans, who begins her position at Arcadia on Aug. 1, will lead efforts in facilitating and maintaining a safe and secure environment for all...

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May 30, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Hosts Yearly Emergency Preparedness Training

During a three-hour exercise on the morning of May 30, faculty and staff at Arcadia prepared for an active shooter scenario. The yearly emergency preparedness training session, which Arcadia’s Department of Public Safety conducted with the Cheltenham Township Police Department and the Montgomery...

Jessica Derr Jan 13, 2017 12:00 am

‘It’s on Us’

They often say that the college years will be the best years of your life. For Yeardley Love, it seemed to be going that way. The Baltimore native had achieved her childhood dream of playing for the University of Virginia women’s lacrosse team while pursuing a major in government and a...

Jun 6, 2016 Christopher Sarachilli

Local Law Enforcement Stages Emergency Response Drill with Public Safety

Arcadia University, in conjunction with Montgomery County Public Safety and Bomb Disposal Unit and the Cheltenham Police Department, EMS, and Fire Department, held an emergency response drill on Thursday, May 26. Working with Arcadia’s Public Safety Department and University...

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Oct 28, 2012 Laura Baldwin

Hurricane Sandy Update - 10/28/12 9:45pm

Sunday, Oct. 28th, 2012  9:45pm Arcadia University has extended canceling classes Monday to include Tuesday, October 30, 2012. All classes and campus events are cancelled and offices will be closed on both Monday and Tuesday this week. This decision is in effect for all Arcadia classes and events...

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Oct 28, 2012 Laura Baldwin

Arcadia to Cancel Classes Monday Due to Hurricane Sandy

Sunday, October 28th, 2012 - Due to the severe weather from Hurricane Sandy forecasted to hit our local region, Arcadia University announces classes are cancelled and offices closed on Monday, October 29, 2012. This decision is in effect for all Arcadia classes and events on our campuses in...