Community Service

Nov 20, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Arcadia Students Volunteer at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Robert Buscher, an adjunct professor who teaches Japanese cinematography at Arcadia University, is programming director for the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF). At this year’s PAAF, he enlisted the help of Arcadia students, including Fatimah Cassim ’16, Lydia Li ’16, Christine...

Nov 20, 2014 Daniel DiPrinzio

Empty Bowl Dinner Raises More Than $13,000 for Hunger, Homelessness

Hundreds entered Grey Towers Castle to celebrate and enjoy Arcadia’s 21st Annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner on Nov. 17. Attendees selected handcrafted ceramic bowls made by Arcadia students, professional potters, and local elementary and high school students, filling them with delicious soups,...

Oct 9, 2014 Purnell Cropper

David Klein ’15: ‘Destination: Peace Corps’

David Klein ’15 came to Arcadia University certain about his path as a Knight: a first semester First-year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) student, an accelerated track into forensic science. But discovering the opportunities Arcadia offers to explore other interests and get involved on campus and...

Aug 26, 2014 Purnell Cropper

At Schools, Farms, Community Organizations, New Students Give Back for Day of Service

Two days before the start of classes, Brent Minery ’18 traveled with 24 other students to Special Equestrians Therapeutic Riding Center in Warrington, Pa. He paused, leaned against his bedding fork, and wiped a few beads of sweat from his brow. The work he and his fellow first-year students were...

Jun 24, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Arcadia Puts Best Foot Forward with Free Running Clinic for Philadelphia Nonprofit

On June 6, students from Arcadia’s Department of Physical Therapy collaborated with the Philadelphia chapter of Back on My Feet, a national nonprofit that uses running to empower and support those experiencing homelessness, to provide pro bono running injury analysis to several runners from the...

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Apr 9, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Arcadia Student-Athletes Help Clean Up Campus for NCAA Division III Week

A total of 100 Arcadia University student-athletes took part in a campus cleanup effort on Monday, April 7, as a part of the NCAA Division III Week, which runs from April 7 to 13. View photo gallery. The campus cleanup was organized by Arcadia’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and...

Apr 3, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Alternative Spring Break Rouses Thankfulness, Community

By JASMINE L. HENDERSON ’15 A day care, a children’s camp, and three homes in Leesburg and Fruitland Park, Fla., were given a new look by 41 Arcadia University students, alumni, and staff members over spring break as part of Arcadia’s 10th annual Alternative Spring Break trip. This was the second...

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Jan 28, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Photos: Arcadia Volunteers Shred, Recycle, Donate, Collect for Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Service

On Jan. 19 and 20, more than 100 volunteers donated their time for Arcadia’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Service. Members of Arcadia’s baseball and equestrian teams, students, faculty, and other community members came together to shred paper, recycle electronics, and collect and transport...

Jan 24, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Cheltenham Township Lauds Arcadia Student-Athletes for Community Service

  On Jan. 22, the Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners presented 10 members of Arcadia’s men’s soccer team with Community Service Awards at the commissioner’s monthly meeting at Curtis Hall in Wyncote. The student-athletes were honored for assisting with tree decoration and staffing...

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Jun 26, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Video: Physician Assistant Students Deliver Much-Needed Medical Care in Panama

In May, a joint-effort between Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant program and the local community provided 305 Panamanians with much-needed treatment for infectious diseases, diabetes, and other ailments via a mobile medical clinic. “The learning experience we encountered in Panama cannot be...

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May 8, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Physician Assistant Students Compete at PA Olympics

On April 27, the Arcadia University Physician Assistant Program competed in the 11th Anniversary of the PA Olympics at Bamboo Gardens, along with 286 other students, faculty and guests from five of the local Philadelphia Physician Assistant programs. These students come together each spring to...

Mar 18, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Student Volunteers Become Home Cook Heroes

By JAYSON FLORES ’14 While most students were heading home for spring break, executive members of Arcadia for a Better Community (ABC) Shannon Goerke ’12, Kate Slenzak ’15, Jeremy Garcia ’14 and Jayson Flores ’14 gathered groceries and prepared to drive into Philadelphia. They were set to take...