Pan African Studies

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May 20, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Pan African Studies Announces Winners of African American Folklore Competition

The annual African Folklore Competition, sponsored by the Pan African Studies, asks students to compose an original folktale with elements of African storytelling. On May 7, Lashanna Bryant ’21, Eric Hamada ’22, Tiara Moore ’21, Tessa Kilcourse ’20, and Shakiya Smith ’23 were announced as winners...

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Apr 16, 2019 Caitlin Burns

African Folktale Competition Winners Announced

During the Pan African Studies program’s inaugural African Folktale Competition in February, students were tasked with writing an African folktale between 500 and 1,000 words. On April 5, winners Bethany Davis ’19, Megan Patterson ’22, Rebecca Hane ’20, and Facia Sirleaf ’21M were feted at an...

Dr. Doreen Loury

Apr 3, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Loury Speaks at Temple’s Veterans Day Event, Interview for City of Philadelphia Spotlight Series

On March 28, Dr. Doreen Loury spoke at Temple University’s second annual Salute to Vietnam Veterans. The Salute to Vietnam Veterans recognized Temple alumni, staff, and students who served in the Vietnam war or during the Vietnam era. Dr. Loury is a Marine Corps veteran who served during the...

Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar at Arcadia.

Mar 7, 2019 Jen Retter

Arcadia Hosts Race Historian Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author and Charles and Mary Beard professor of History at Rutgers University, discussed female abolitionists and runaway slaves at Arcadia on March 5. After, attendees watched Sisters in Freedom, a documentary on which Dr....

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Feb 25, 2019 James Martin

African Folktales Competition

Here is a competition open to ALL ARCADIA STUDENTS: Write an African folktale and send it to us for assessment. The length should be between 500 and 1,000 words. Most of the time, African folktales involve animals as characters with a tortoise, spider, or rabbit as the "trickster." And African...

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Feb 4, 2019 May Their Aye

Oratorical Competition

In collaboration with the National Association of University Women Suburban Philadelphia Branch join local high school students in this oratorical competition. 

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Jan 24, 2019 May Their Aye

CANCELED until further notice: Black/African American History Month: The Jazz Experience

Due to snowy weather mix predictions for Wednesday, February 20th, this event will be cancelled. Please check back for more information. Join the Key Arts Production in the Jazz Experience live concert multimedia performance presentation with live commentary, captivating video images and rousing...

Dec 17, 2018 Patricia Greenwood

MLK, Jr. Holiday Program 2019

This year's annual holiday recognition program and celebration, in collaboration with the Cheltenham Area Branch of the NAACP, and Arcadia student clubs: the Black Awareness Society, POWER (Pushing Our Women of color to Excel in the Real world), and Scarlet Steppers, is entitled "YOUTH FORUM 2019...

May 19, 2018 Jen Retter

Dr. Loury Featured by ‘Philadelphia Tribune’ as Sheroe

Dr. Doreen Loury, director of Pan African Studies and assistant professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, was one of nine women highlighted as a local ‘Sheroe’ in The Philadelphia Tribune on April 25. Dr. Loury was named a Sheroe at the fourth annual 105.3 WDAS-FM Women of...

Apr 5, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Loury Named 2018 Local Sheroe By WDAS-FM

Dr. Doreen Loury, assistant professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice and director of Pan African Studies, is a Sheroe. While that distinction has been apparent to many in the Arcadia community for several years, it was bestowed on Dr. Loury at the fourth annual 105.3 WDAS-FM...

Mar 29, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Breaking the Silence II Brings Community Members Together to Improve Multiculturalism on Campus

Students, faculty, staff, and administrators gathered on March 23 for Breaking the Silence II to continue to facilitate discussions about race and multiculturalism on Arcadia's campus. Hosted by Melanin in Action (MIA) and POWER, with additional collaboration by Pan-African Studies;...

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Feb 1, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Film Fest, Jazz Lunch Highlight Black History Month Events at Arcadia University

Arcadia University is hosting several cultural, artistic, and academic events throughout February to celebrate Black History Month. A Soulful Celebration: Gospel Meets Jazz Saturday, Feb. 3, noon to 3 p.m. Commons Great Room Pianist, producer, and multimedia artist Joe Patterson debuts his...