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Mar 28, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Maya Johnson Joins Arcadia as Assistant Director of Counseling / Diversity Initiatives

In January 2022, Maya Johnson, M.S., LPC, joined Arcadia University as assistant director of Counseling/Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives. Her role includes working with Counseling Services and with campus partners—staff, faculty, and students—to identify and develop strategies to best support...

Arcadia Supports Its Global Community and Ukraine

Monday, February 28, 2022 - 07:00

Dear Arcadia University Community,
 
At Arcadia University, we are deeply troubled by the news and images coming from Ukraine. As a global institution, our hearts are with our students, scholars, faculty, staff, and partners, as well as all those affected by these events in the region and around the world. War and conflict devastates lives and communities for generations, and we... Read More

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Feb 23, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Feb. 24: Asian American and Pacific Islander Mental Health Panel

On Thursday, Feb. 24, Arcadia University counseling services, the Office of Access, Diversity, and Inclusion, the AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) Resource group, and the AAPI group of Montgomery county will host a mental health panel to describe and discuss the difficulties surrounding...

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Elijah Arnold Dec 20, 2021 12:00 am

Reacclimating to In-Person Learning With Social Anxiety

I was doing school online before it was mainstream, so by the time I started at Arcadia, I had been away from school for over two years. That’s a long time to go without regular social interaction, but, as an introvert, I was pretty okay with it. At first, when I got into college, I wanted to...

Fall Semester Welcome Message from Wellness Services

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 12:45

Dear Arcadia Community, 

Wellness Services would like to extend a warm welcome to our new community members, and a welcome back to our returning Arcadia students, staff, and faculty! Counseling Services and Student Health Services have been working over the summer to further develop our services and procedures for the upcoming fall semester and we are beyond excited to see and feel the... Read More

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Anthony Devantier Apr 29, 2021 1:07 pm

Charting a New Course Post-Covid

As the weather warms and the sun graces Glenside more and more frequently, I am reminded of my home in Los Angeles, California. I am also beginning to feel a sensation I have not felt in a long time: I am looking forward to every day. Moreover, I am looking forward to the future. It seems that the...

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Apr 29, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Good Knights Provide Peer Education on Health and Wellness

The Good Knights at Arcadia University educate the community about mental health and wellness and sexual violence prevention through peer-to-peer workshops and events. For English major and Good Knights peer educator Kaede Rende ’21, the student group is an opportunity to make a difference. “...

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Apr 22, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Counseling Services Assists Students Who Experience Trauma

Counseling Services Therapist Cynthia Rutherford has seen the stigma associated with mental health change over her 25 years of practice at Arcadia University. In the past, Rutherford said that supporting the “whole student” meant their physical and academic well-being, and their emotional well...

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Apr 9, 2021 Caitlin Burns

OSVPE Helps Sexual Violence Survivors Find Resources

When the University received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women, Arcadia sought to assess, implement, and sustain programming on sexual violence prevention and education, including campus surveying, prevention programming, and capacity...

Arcadia University student Tiara Moore

Mar 4, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Moore ’21 Embraces Mental Health As Caregiver

English major Tiara Moore ’21 has never known a “typical” college experience. While she works at the Writing Center, is a peer mentor for the Gateway to Success Program, and was a member of the indoor Track & Field team before COVID-19, Moore is also a caregiver for her mother who suffered a...

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Areiana Edwards Jan 16, 2021 7:00 pm

Mental Health: Signs That You’re Slipping and How to Get Help

2020 has been one of the most draining years that I’ve experienced in my life. Staying on top of my mental health has been extremely difficult. I had a lot of expectations for this year and a lot of hopes about what it would bring. NOTHING could have prepared me for what has happened—except maybe a...