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Jasmin Ramirez reading a book in her room

Jasmin Ramirez Oct 19, 2020 9:00 am

Pandemic Was Not on My Vision Board

I don’t know about you, but the pandemic was NOT on my 2020 vision board. How could it be? I had visiting new places, going on adventures with my friends, and being social (not socially distant) as my top priorities.  I also think, after all these months and disruption, that we...

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Oct 14, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Manzella Adapts Printmaking Class for Virtual Learning

What do you get when you combine an etching needle, a plexiglass plate, ink, a shopping cart wheel, and paper towels? An intaglio press—just one of the three portable presses that Adjunct Professor of Visual and Fine Arts Jennifer Manzella built and mailed to students in her Advanced Printmaking...

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Oct 6, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Community Service Doesn’t Stop in Pandemic for Paskell ’81, ’96MEd

How do you serve the community with art when a pandemic forces learning and activities online? Adjunct Professor of Education Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96MEd spent the summer pulling on her global connections to answer this question. Previously, students in Paskell’s “Artist in the...

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Sep 29, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Misher Innovates Learning for Students of All Ages

“I think that there’s just new ways that we won’t let go of,” said Karen Misher ’88, associate professor of Art and Design, as well as founder and Board chair of A Step Up Academy. “We’re not going back to the old classroom anytime soon, and I think that when we do, it’ll be a new version...

Arcadia University professors Alison Clabaugh and Peter Appelbaum

Sep 21, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Drs. Clabaugh and Appelbaum Team Up to Raise Awareness About Social Justice in the Classroom

“One of the things that we hear about online learning is that it can be isolating for some students—they miss the social connection and that sense of belongingness,” said Dr. Alison Clabaugh, visiting instructor of Psychology.  “You know you don’t have those times to chat in the hallway or...

Arcadia University student Alexis Testa looks through a microscope

Sep 2, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Forensic Science Uses Hybrid Model for Fall 2020

“Once we got sent home last spring, we lost half the semester for lab work,” said Dr. Heather Harris, assistant professor of Forensic Science. “We had just gotten to the meat of the coursework, but the students didn’t get to apply it.” Like many lab courses in the Spring 2020 semester, the...

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Aug 25, 2020 Caitlin Burns

"Laughing Matters" Course Engages Students of All Ages

By Caitlin Joyce '20 What’s in a laugh? Celeste Walker, associate professor of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies, will virtually teach students about gelotology, the science of laughter, in her class “Laughing Matters” this upcoming fall semester.  When held in-person, the course...

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Aug 24, 2020 Daniel DiPrinzio

Fall Orientation Welcomes New Students, Aug. 26-29

The University’s Fall Orientation, which runs from Wednesday, Aug. 26 through Saturday, Aug. 29, will include both on-demand and live content to provide an engaging and accessible orientation experience for Arcadia’s new students. Students can elect to participate fully or partially in the on-...

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Aug 20, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Rawlins Prepares for Teaching Scientific Illustration Online

A seashell, a pinecone, the shell of a black walnut, and several other objects are items that students would usually receive in class during Scott Rawlins’ introductory Scientific Illustration course. This year, they are included in mailed kits Rawlins designed for students to develop their...

Rikki Rosenthal highlighting notes for a Biology class

Rikki Rosenthal Aug 8, 2020 8:23 am

How to Succeed at Online Learning

Hello friends! I know we were all disappointed to discover that the fall semester would be held completely online. There is no right way to feel about it. We are in a very unique situation, and it’s okay to feel whatever you are feeling at the moment. At first, I was extremely disappointed and...