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Jun 19, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Innovate to Thrive Challenge Selects Four Ideas from Community Submissions

Four ideas were selected as finalists to move to the next stage of the Innovate to Thrive Challenge, which will include different steps for each of the ideas. Congratulations to Helene Klein, assistant dean for Honors and Accelerated Programs, who submitted two finalist ideas; Jan Finn, associate...

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May 6, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Collaborates with Senator Haywood for Online Social Change Course

Arcadia University and Pennsylvania State Senator Art Haywood are offering a free, self-guided learning opportunity for area high school students interested in social change. Dr. Alison LaLond Wyant, director of the Office of Social Impact and Innovation, and Senator Haywood are co-instructing...

Madelyn Goral at her computer applying for mail-in ballot

Apr 1, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Community Members Get Counted At Home

“Each of us can mitigate the virus’s threat to the 2020 Census and the 2020 elections by participating from home,” said Arcadia’s Director of the Office of Social Impact & Innovation (SI2) Dr. Alison LaLond Wyant, who is leading the new “Arcadia Votes” civic engagement initiative. ...

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VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

The primary election in Pennsylvania is on April 28. Democrats and Republicans will be heading to the polls to vote for who they want on the ticket to lead their party. The Democratic party that once had more than 20 candidates is now down to Bernie, Biden, and Gabbard. The Democratic candidates...

Group of about 40 students around speaker Julien Franklin and Dr. Wyant

Nov 25, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Career Education and SI2 Host Social Impact Careers Lunch

The offices of Career Education and Social Impact & Innovation (SI2) joined together to offer their first Social Impact Careers Lunch on Nov. 8, which was attended by 40 students from several different majors.  Students were presented with opportunities to consider how their personal...

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Oct 28, 2019 Jennifer Retter

Arcadia Hosts First Social Impact Careers Lunch 'N' Learn

The offices of Career Education (OCE) and Social Impact and Innovation (SI²) are teaming up to host Arcadia’s first Social Impact Careers Lunch 'N' Learn to encourage students to align their values with their careers. The event’s guest speaker, Julien Franklin—a philanthropic development...

David Hogg speaks to first-year students during an afternoon discussion session.

Oct 16, 2019 Caitlin Burns

At Common Read Event, David Hogg Urges Civic Engagement, Activism

At this year’s Common Read on Oct. 14, 19-year-old David Hogg, March for Our Lives co-founder, gun control advocate, and survivor of last year’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., urged students to be civically engaged this election season and vote for...

Students learn about voter support in training session

Oct 10, 2019 Caitlin Burns

SI² Encourages Students to Have Voices Heard This Election Season

Arcadia students can register to vote on campus throughout the year. The Office of Social Impact and Innovation (SI2) is providing supportive services in Blankley Hall to help community members through the process of registering to vote with or without a party affiliation. SI2 hosted Jihad...