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Oct 18, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Haber Green Illuminated: Shedding Light onto Evening Intramurals and Recreation

As the autumn leaves fall and the weather turns cooler, the days are also getting shorter. So, for the first time since it’s reopening the Haber Green was lit to accommodate outdoor campus recreation into the evening on Oct. 18. In celebration, Jack Jephson, Director of Intramurals and Recreation,...

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Oct 7, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Hundreds of Barefoot Students Flood onto Haber Green

An estimated 600 shoeless feet were the first to rush onto the sparkling new grass as President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III—barefoot and brandishing a bullhorn—led the countdown for students lined up with scissors to cut the ribbon and lead the flood onto Haber Green to celebrate the opening of the...

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Oct 4, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Barefoot with Pizza? Be First to Step on the New Green on Friday, Oct. 7

"Come take your shoes off and feel the new grass between your toes," says President Carl "Tobey" Oxholm III. "Be in the video of Arcadia students who make the first footprints on our new green in the middle of campus as we cut through the tape on Friday at noon. Faculty, staff and alumni are...

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Sep 23, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

North American Clean Energy Notes Arcadia's Use of Geothermal Systems

North American Clean Energy recently released an article, “Exploring the Advantages of PEXa-based Geothermal Systems,” which mentions Arcadia University as being on the forefront of implementing this alternative to traditional geothermal piping systems. It’s true that many installers are more...

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Sep 2, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

New Fitness Center Attracts 300 Participants Opening Day

Just in time for the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, the new Fitness and Commons Sports Training Center officially opened on Aug. 31. Attracting more than 300 participants in the first day, the renovated, two-story facility offers a variety of equipment and is for everyone, from the casual...

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Jul 21, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Aramark Facilities Team: Blazing Trails and Bridging Gaps

This summer, Arcadia’s Facilities Department (Aramark) is working tirelessly to clear new recreational trails that will eventually connect to the Cresheim Bike Path. Tapping into the University’s previously unused grounds and resources, the project will add miles of continuous recreational trails...

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Jun 2, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Gym Floor Receives an Upgrade

Just hours after the University’s undergraduate commencement ceremony concluded in the Kuch Center gymnasium, Arcadia’s Facilities Department (Aramark) and Delran Builders began the hefty task of replacing the sports surface. The new floor, produced by Robbins, will be a definitive upgrade....

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May 27, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Solomon Spearheads Green Initiatives

Darryl Solomon, of Arcadia University’s Facilities Department (Aramark), recently spearheaded a major green initiative on campus. Solomon personally supervised the replacement of 300 soap dispensers with environmentally safe dispensers on campus and throughout student housing under the direction of...

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Apr 22, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Kuch to Close for Fitness Center Construction

In preparation for construction, the Kuch Center Gym and Fitness Center will be closed for the summer, effective May 10, 2011, at 5 p.m.; the Lenox Pool will be closed for the summer, effective April 29, at 4 p.m. New facilities--the Commons Fitness Center and the Sports Training Centers--are...

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Apr 8, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Two Rigs Drilling Their Way Across Kuch Field

A pair of drill rigs rolled onto campus Monday night, rumbling past the New Field along Easton Road during a women's lacrosse game. The rigs were headed for Kuch Field, which used to be an athletics field and now is a construction site as the new University Commons takes shape. Since drilling...

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Apr 1, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Geothermal Well Drilling Set to Start Monday

Drilling likely will begin on Monday, April 4, on 42 geothermal wells that will use the sustainable energy source to heat and cool the new University Commons. The wells will cover about two-thirds of the field area in front of the new student center. The work is expected to take several weeks,...

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Mar 11, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Drilling for Sustainability: Geothermal Wells

In early April, the next stage of the University Commons student center construction will be under way—approximately 400 feet underground—as drilling for the 42 geothermal wells begins. Updating the age-old practice of harnessing natural and renewable energy, the geothermal units will use the earth...