Community Service

Two Arcadia University female students planting a tree

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...

Arcadia University student Claudia Knapp shows the cards she made

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...

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Aug 18, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Physician Assistant Students Raise Funds at PA Olympics

Students from the Physician Assistant program participated in the Physician Assistant (PA) Olympics to raise money to support individuals suffering from cancer, and partook in a presentation ceremony on June 20. Due to the necessity of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PA Olympic’...

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Jun 4, 2020 Caitlin Burns

CCEC Works With County Agencies to Distribute Food

Arcadia’s Community and Civic Engagement Center is coordinating with the Montco Anti Hunger Network and Montgomery County Department of Emergency Management to host a six-week “contact-free” food distribution program throughout the county. On Thursday, May 28, approximately 1,000 vehicles...

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Apr 28, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Community Members Create Masks for Those in Need

Members of the Arcadia community continue to step up in the fight against COVID-19. With Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and masks as some of the biggest needs, Arcadia students, faculty, staff, and alumni have pulled out their sewing machines and needles to make over 1,000 masks. After the...

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Apr 27, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Community Supports Students in Need Through Arcadia Food Pantry

As the Arcadia University community quickly adapted to the changing educational landscape during coronavirus, departments and offices didn’t forget their dedication to students in need. Throughout the academic year, Knights for Nutrition food pantry serves undergraduate and graduate students who...

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Mar 20, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Responds to Regional COVID-19 Pleas for Supplies

Facilities Packages Surplus Stock of Emergency Supplies to Donate to local EMS Personnel Arcadia University’s Facilities, Maintenance, and Housekeeping teams spearheaded the donation of surplus supplies to local surrounding township emergency personnel on March 20. With fewer people...

Linda Ruth Paskell showing photos she took in Thailand and Cambodia.

Mar 9, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Paskell Featured in ‘Reporter’ for Work with Sex Trafficking Victims

Adjunct Professor of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96MEd was featured in a Feb. 25 story in The Reporter for her recent trip to Cambodia and Thailand, where she worked with victims of sex trafficking to develop skills through art. The news story highlighted Paskell’...