Community Service

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 ’...

May 3, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Medical and Public Health Brigade Provide Healthcare to over 1,500 Nicaraguan Patients

This year, Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant (PA) students had the opportunity to travel through Global Medical Brigades to Nicaragua to provide medical care for a week. The brigade brought an interdisciplinary team of 65 brigadiers, including interpreters, physician assistant students,...

May 3, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Physician Assistant Students Participate in Local “Olympic” Fundraiser

On  April 16, Arcadia University Physician Assistant (PA) students and faculty participated in the 14th annual Physician Assistant Olympics. This year, 432 PA students from seven local programs came together at Bamboo Gardens in Vincentown, N.J. to participate in a series of medical-themed...

Apr 29, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Genetic Counseling Hosts Annual Bowl-A-Thon for Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund

On April 20, Founder of the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund, Peggy Dolan, visited Arcadia University to tell her story to Genetic Counseling students. Dolan talked about how her experiences caring for her daughter, and those shared by their “hospital neighbors,” inspired the foundation. The...

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Apr 28, 2016 Caitlin Burns

CCEC Holds Annual Moving Out Collection for Homeless Veterans and Philabundance

Cleaning out before moving out in May? Donate your usable items and non-perishable foods to the Community and Civic Engagement Center’s (CCEC) annual end of year collections through Monday, May 23. This year’s usable items and non-perishable food will benefit the Philadelphia nonprofit Veterans...

Apr 8, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Art and Community Combine for Art of the Syllabus, April 14

Join students in the University Seminar “The Artist in the Community” on Thursday, April 14, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in Spruance Fine Arts Center as they present art they created this semester in the exhibition, “Art of the Syllabus: The Fusion of Creativity, Education, Community, and Love.” Guided...

Apr 4, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia’s Alternative Spring Break Helps Build Houses in Mexico

By Marcella Haddad '18 Over Arcadia University’s spring break, while first-year and transfer students readied for Preview, a group of 38 undergraduate and alumni volunteers participated in the weeklong Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC) Alternative Spring Break, a community service-...

Apr 4, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Honors Students Host Senior Prom for Local Retirement Community

Seniors and students danced the afternoon away at Grey Towers Castle on April 3, when Arcadia University Honors Community Service Committee hosted a senior prom for residents at Presby Inspired Living in Spring Mill on April 3. This event was hosted in conjunction with Knight Club and Creative...

Artist in the Community student Stéphane Marquette '16 paints a global bowl for a project with Parkway Northwest High School.

Mar 31, 2016 Caitlin Burns

University Students Help Those in Need Through Art

For Arcadia University’s Artist in the Community class, students see the possibilities of transforming everyday objects into art with a little imagination—and how that art can transform someone in need. Led by Adjunct Professor Linda Ruth Paskell, the 15-week course takes students out of the...

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Feb 11, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia University Celebrates Dr. Seuss’ Literary World with Community Carnival

Arcadia University’s Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC) will host its annual community event celebrating Dr. Seuss and his contributions to children’s literacy. The 16th annual Dr. Seuss Day is set for Sunday, Feb. 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle, and is open to the public....

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Feb 9, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Seuss Day: Call for Volunteers

The Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC) will host its annual community event that celebrates Dr. Seuss and his contributions to children’s literacy. Dr. Seuss Day will be held on Sunday, Feb. 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle, and is open to the public. Volunteers are needed to...

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Feb 9, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Donate Your Prom Dress or Used Shoes to Make a Difference

The Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC) has two opportunities for you to contribute your gently used shoes and prom wear for people in need. First, from now until March 1, donate your gently used prom dresses, formal, and semi-formal wear, which will be resold at a community dress sale...