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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...

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Feb 25, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Thousands of Daffodils, Dozens of New Trees, and More Beauty To Come

As the snow melts and the days grow longer, be on the watch for thousands of daffodils that will pop up on campus this spring. Approximately 7,000 new daffodils will blossom this spring, joining several thousand that have already been introduced on campus over the past several years. As springtime...

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Feb 18, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Newly Enclosed Pavilion Provides Comfort for All Seasons

As the University Commons construction continues, there are supplementary projects being completed, which are designed to augment the beauty and comfort of Arcadia’s Glenside Campus. Recently, the picnic pavilion, located between the tennis courts, Dome and baseball field, has been enclosed in...

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Feb 16, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

New Walkway Provides Direct Access to Boyer Hall

  As work continues on the University Commons student center, small but significant conveniences are being unlocked that will dramatically affect the way students, faculty and staff members move around the campus. Most recently, the walkway between Boyer Hall and the Commons construction...