Research & Expertise

research conference

Jessica Derr Oct 15, 2019 5:23 pm

5 Tips for Rocking Your First Conference

One of the things that makes a small school like Arcadia so special is that you are truly able to carve out a professional identity. This past summer, I was given the chance by Arcadia’s English Department to attend the Philadelphia Writers Conference. I was elated and honored to be selected, but...

Lashanna Bryant Feb 21, 2019 4:14 pm

Joining the Honors Program as a Sophomore

I never thought about joining an honors program. Let's admit that honors programs are scary—they’re commitments, but with grade-point averages. So when Helene Klein, director of Arcadia’s Honors Program, came up to me at the activities fair and asked me what my GPA was, I was kind of stuck (I...

Creative writing lecture led by English faculty.

Jessica Derr Feb 17, 2019 7:00 pm

Supporting the Professors Who Support Us

One of the greatest benefits of attending Arcadia is that I’m more than just another body in a crowded lecture hall. I am not just a number. I am not just plopped on a conveyor belt, only to be churned out at the other end with a piece of paper, a head full of half-remembered facts, and not much...

Jessica Derr Dec 6, 2016 12:00 am

Todd Barnes, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

One of the things we talk about a lot is before you can win a championship, you have to believe you are a champion-level athlete. You’ve got to believe in yourself. Nothing positive ever happens from negative thoughts.  Being a successful student and being a successful athlete...