Pan African Studies

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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...

Dec 8, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Community Unites to “Break the Silence” on Racism

Students, faculty, staff, and trustees joined together on Dec. 8 to “break the silence” about racism. The Day of Silence was hosted by Melanin in Action (MIA) and POWER, with additional collaboration by Pan-African Studies; Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Department; Office of the...

Oct 26, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Hurricane Maria Relief Collection for Puerto Rico

On Sunday, Nov. 12, the Arcadia University student organization Melanin in Action (MIA) will help lead an effort to collect donations for Puerto Rico as part of Hurricane Maria relief. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., community members can drop off items listed at the University’s “Resident Parking Lot” (...

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Oct 25, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Loury Receives African American Women in Higher Education Award

Dr. Doreen Loury, assistant professor of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Anthropology, was highlighted by The Philadelphia Tribune as the African American Women Veterans in Higher Education recipient at the Association of Black Women in Higher Education’s conference on Oct. 18. The Tribune also...

Jun 14, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Hosts Association of Black Women in Higher Education on June 2

For the second year, students, faculty, and alumni participated in the Association of Black Women in Higher Education (ABWHE) Philadelphia Chapter’s Garden Party at Arcadia University on June 2. Dr. Doreen Loury, assistant professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice and director of...