Community Service

Apr 20, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

For Some at Arcadia, Service Means Introspection, Mutual Aid, Community

By Sarah Marsh, Office of Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion program coordinator, and Anthony Reyes, program coordinator Gateway to Success/Act 101 Program and Undergraduate Success academic advisor What does service mean to you? How does it inspire you to act? For some at Arcadia...

Brigid Whelihan Apr 19, 2022 10:48 am

Learning About the Bigger Impact

Arcadia University has always encouraged students to develop an understanding of our larger global community. I’m sure we all are familiar with Arcadia’s exceptional study abroad programs. So it’s no surprise that even many of the courses here in Glenside focus on the wider world and peoples....

Paskell and students in Artist in Community course

Nov 29, 2021 Daniel DiPrinzio

“Artist in the Community” Students Give Back to Community Through Art Projects

Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96MEd, adjunct professor in the School of Education at Arcadia University, each year leads students in giving back to the community through art. In place of their usual "Art of the Syllabus" event on campus through the Artist in the Community course, Paskell and her...

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Jun 2, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Honors Course Sends Art Supplies to Ghana

Adjunct Professor of Education Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96MEd met Nanna Kittoe Manful and was introduced to her organization, Obaatan, during a service trip to Ghana 10 years ago for her photography service project, Color of Poverty. That relationship has evolved—so much so that when...

Arcadia University student Violet Sleigh

Apr 2, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Sleigh ’21 Creates, Donates Masks to Carole’s Place

By Katherine Haines '21 When History major Violet Sleigh ’21 visited Carol’s Place, a shelter for women and children who are victims of abuse in Norristown, in fall 2019 as part of the Artist in the Community course, she wanted a way to stay involved and help others.    With the...

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Apr 1, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Paskell ’81, ’96MEd Brings World Culture to “Community” Class

Adjunct Professor of Education Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96MEd is bringing world culture to her Artist in the Community class. With her car packed full of borrowed Fair Trade items from Ten Thousand Villages in Chestnut Hill, such as boxes made from saris in Bangladesh and boxes made in...

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Mar 23, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Walker’s Class Explores Why Laughing Matters

To Celeste Walker, adjunct professor of Student Success, gelotology is a laughing matter. And she hopes that children of the Arcadia community do as well.    Walker’s class “Laughing Matters” explores gelotology, the science of laughter. The course traditionally involves a five-week...

Arcadia University DPT student works a patient's knee at the pro bono clinic

Mar 22, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Opens Student-Run Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic

Arcadia University’s Department of Physical Therapy opened its student-run pro bono clinic on March 18 to provide no-cost physical therapy to underinsured or uninsured community members.  First- and second-year students in Arcadia’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program will develop...

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...

Students volunteering on day of service

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...