Community Service

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Jan 28, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Students Lead Recycling Effort for MLK Day of Service

The Community Service Office hosted its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 18 and 19. Student and staff volunteers gathered to collect items that members in the community wanted to give a new home. Although Sunday’s shredding, eWaste, and repurposing activities ...

Jan 21, 2015 Daniel DiPrinzio

Arcadia Receives NADIIIAA/Jostens Community Service Award for Second Consecutive Year

The Arcadia University Department of Athletics was recognized for its varied community service efforts by the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA) and Jostens, earning Honorable Mention in the Array of Projects category for the second consecutive year. Director of...

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Dec 22, 2014 Daniel DiPrinzio

Arcadia Named to 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Arcadia University has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The honor is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, civic engagement, and...

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 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...