Community Service

Jan 6, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Students Lead Sustainability Event for MLK Day of Service

Arcadia University students, in conjunction with the University’s Community and Civic Engagement Center, will host the annual MLK Day of Service Repurposing, eWaste, and Shredding event on Monday, Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is invited to donate gently used items to fulfill the...

Dec 15, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia University Collects Hundreds of Books for Prisons

Arcadia University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) program collected more than 30 boxes of books in November for Books Through Bars, an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that has been donating books to prisons since 1990. Director of IPCR Dr. Amy Cox helped...

Dec 5, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia’s Creative Writing Program Hosts Mighty Writers Youth Organization

Arcadia University’s Creative Writing program hosted children and high school students from the Mighty Writers organization on Nov. 11. After touring the campus, the Mighty Writers read from their own works at an open mic and collaborated with Arcadia students on how they could make improvements...

Dec 2, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Public Health Student Society Collects 400 Pounds of Food for Needy Families

In less than a week, the Public Health Student Society collected over 400 pounds of food for needy families throughout the region. From Nov. 15 to 18, the organization welcomed non-perishable donations from the Arcadia community to be donated to New Life Glenside and Seeds of Hope in Camden. On...

Nov 28, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Dec. 8: “The Art of the Syllabus” Exhibition at Spruance Fine Arts

On Thursday, Dec. 8, “The Art of the Syllabus,” an exhibition of community service art by Arcadia University students, will be presented at the Spruance Fine Arts Center from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Each semester, students in the University Seminar “The Artist in the Community” participate in...

Students Abbigail Woodring and Ashlie Vesper at the 23rd annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner.

Nov 18, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Empty Bowl Raises Funds for Local and Global Hunger Awareness

Over 800 community members joined Arcadia students, alumni, faculty, and staff at the 23rd annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner on Monday, Nov. 14. Attendees chose from hundreds of handcrafted ceramic bowls, formed by members of the community into shapes such as Batman, turtles, and pumpkins, which...

Oct 25, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia’s 23rd Annual Empty Bowl Dinner Brings Awareness, Raises Funds to Local, Global Hunger

Come for a meal and leave knowing you’ve made an impact on hunger at the 23rd annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner on Monday, Nov. 14 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Arcadia University’s Grey Towers Castle. Empty Bowl is a community service event that brings together Arcadia University and...

(Left to right) Alyson Nagel, Brenda Montecius, and Mikayla Walls volunteer at Face to Face Germantown for the Day of Service.

Aug 30, 2016 Caitlin Burns

500 Arcadia Students Participate in 25th Annual Day of Service

Local and regional organizations welcomed more than 500 first-year and new transfer students for Arcadia University’s 25th annual Day of Service on Monday, Aug. 29, during Fall Orientation. With 22 locations throughout Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Bucks counties, students painted classrooms at...

Two male students refill sandbox with sand at nursery playground.

Aug 29, 2016 Denise Henhoeffer

Orientation Day of Service 2016
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Aug 23, 2016 Caitlin Burns

PT Students Featured in Chestnut Hill Local for Saving Mt. Airy Parrot

Arcadia University Physical Therapy students David Blum ‘17 and Seth Foreman ’17 were featured in an article for the Chestnut Hill Local after saving a Mt. Airy pet parrot that had wandered into the road. After completing their human anatomy exam at Drexel Medical School’s Queen Lane campus in...

Gateway to Success students Isaiah Buffaloboy '20, Tamra Williams '20, Camille Menns '19, and Juanita Miller '20

Jul 22, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Gateway Students Craft Birthday Cards for Homebound Senior Citizens

On July 17, Arcadia University Gateway to Success students crafted handmade birthday cards for the Jewish Relief Agency to distribute to homebound senior citizens throughout the year. “Gateway wanted to participate in this event because it offered an opportunity for the students to give back to...

Public Health students work with families in Nicaragua to build mud stoves.

May 11, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Public Health Students Improve Cooking Conditions for Families in Nicaragua

Public Health students at Arcadia University set out to make a difference in Managua, Nicaragua by building mud stoves for underprivileged families from March 5 to 12. Student organizer Megan Dorris ’18MPH and classmates Christine Taylor ’12, ’18DPT, MPH, Jonathan Lopez ’18MPH, Jose Arteaga ’...