Community Service

Image of Martin Luther King, Jr. at podium

Jan 14, 2021 Caitlin Burns

MLK Day Events Celebrate Legacy of Service

The Arcadia University community is celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with events hosted and collaborated by departments across campus. The following is a schedule of events in celebration of the Jan. 18 MLK Day holiday and Day of Service that run through the beginning of...

Four public safety officers wearing masks hold box of donations to pantry

Jan 4, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Public Safety Helps Stock Food Pantry

In lieu of exchanging gifts this year, officers in Public Safety each donated supplies to the Knights for Nutrition Food Pantry located in Oak Summit. Director of Public Safety Ruth Evans presented officers with a challenge: keep the food pantry’s Holiday Gift Box donation drive continuously...

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Lashanna Bryant Dec 27, 2020 7:00 pm

5 Virtual Ways Arcadia Students Can Help Their Community

Community service, especially in a time like this, is very valued—especially since those who are less fortunate are suffering a great deal due to the pandemic.  Given that we are encouraged to stay inside, how exactly can we give back to our community from the comfort of our own homes? The...

Arcadia Knights for Nutrition Food Pantry logo

Dec 17, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Knights for Nutrition Food Pantry Continues to Support Students

By Nikolai Kachuyevski ’21 Even as most of the Arcadia community went home in March, the Knights for Nutrition Food Pantry, an initiative that started in 2018, stayed open for a small cohort of students and community members in the surrounding area who depend on the pantry for food. This...

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Shane Burroughs Dec 4, 2020 7:00 pm

Cradle of Hope Raising the Roof

Countless organizations are in need of funds to help them provide care for the underprivileged populations that they serve. With a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence, like the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations have had to brainstorm more than ever and think of creative, intriguing methods of fundraising...

Be Part of the First Empty Bowl Cookbook

CCEC Calls for Recipes
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 11:45

This year, the Arcadia Community and Civic Engagement Center, in conjunction with Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network, will host a unique community building activity in lieu of the traditional in-person annual Empty Bowl Dinner. 

In support of this year’s virtual Empty Bowl event, we will be publishing a recipe book in celebration of the star of the dinner: soup! We are asking... Read More

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Oct 21, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Students Help Restore Wetlands in Cheltenham

Katherine Haines ’21, Nikolai Kachuyevski ’21, and Hannah McGinnis ’21 volunteered with Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) to help restore the creekbank at Cheltenham Township’s Charles D. Conklin Jr. Pool and Recreation Area on Oct. 3.  TTF is restoring the creekbank—...

Knights for Nutrition Food Pantry Hosts First Virtual Food Drive

Friday, October 9, 2020 - 15:15

The Knight for Nutrition Food Pantry continues to support students experiencing food insecurity in this challenging time from its location in Oak Summit. In order to support the needs of students, the pantry will host a virtual food drive from Monday, Oct. 12 to Friday, Oct. 16. 

The pantry is seeking high demand items, including hygiene products like toilet paper and soap. Other items... Read More

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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

Orientation Tradition of Service Doesn’t Stop in Quarantine

By Katherine Haines '21 This year’s New Student Orientation Day of Service, sponsored by the Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC), looked different from previous years. On Saturday, Aug. 29, Day of Service was held as a fully virtual event featuring both in synchronous and asynchronous...

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Aug 27, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Fall Orientation’s Day of Service Goes Virtual

The transition to fully online courses this fall semester won’t stop first-year students from giving back to their local communities, as this year’s Day of Service will be conducted virtually featuring synchronous and asynchronous events on Saturday, Aug. 29.  Synchronous activities include...

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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...