Traditions

Nov 13, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Arcadia University Ranks #1 in Study Abroad

Arcadia University continues as a top university in the United States for study abroad. Arcadia is ranked #1 for the percentage of undergraduate students participating in a study abroad experience of master’s level schools, according to the Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange...

Oct 30, 2012 JoLynne Bremmer

5K, Alumni Picnic Among Highlights of Homecoming 2012

Alumni returned to campus on Saturday, Oct. 13, to celebrate a festive and beautiful homecoming, enjoy the student carnival along the Walk of Pride, join families at the afternoon picnic and cheer on the soccer, field hockey and volleyball teams. The campus grounds were beautiful, decked out in...

Oct 24, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Classic Fairy Tales Remixed at Mr. Beaver

By FRANCESCA MAYR  ’16 Photography PEDRO LEAL ’13 The Mr. Beaver pageant, a longstanding Arcadia tradition, was given a touch of whimsical magic this year as male contestants assumed fairy tale princess or magical creature alter egos. Their escorts took on the roles of prince, sidekick or nemesis...

Sep 21, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Excitement Blooms at Preview 2013 Kickoff

By FRANCESCA MAYR ’16 Photography CHRISTINA YEE ’14 Students bobbed their heads in time to world-beat music while perusing display tables along the Walk of Pride at Preview Kickoff. The colorful, crowded event provided a first look at Preview 2013 destinations—a whopping 19 locations around the...

Sep 7, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Arcadia Celebrates the New Academic Year with Pomp and Circumstance—and a Party

The 2012 University Convocation was standing room only, as more than 1,000 members of the Arcadia University community broke from their busy schedules to celebrate the new academic year on Aug. 28. Some filed into Kuch Alumni Gymnasium wearing formal academic garb, while others were clad in...

Aug 29, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

48 Students Clear a Path for Creativity with Heart of Camden

The chiming of hammers and crowbars could be heard blocks away. As part of Arcadia University's Day of Service, 48 students traveled to Camden, N.J., to help Heart of Camden create a welcoming space for art and craftsmanship in Waterfront South on Aug. 27. Sleeves rolled, dust masks in place, they...

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Aug 24, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Arcadia University Move-In Day 2012: A Bird's-Eye View

Moving the largest incoming class in school history into residence halls is no small feat—it takes a well coordinated community effort. So Arcadia University faculty, staff and even student-athletes who were on campus early for preseason welcomed the Class of 2016 and new transfer students the best...

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Jun 28, 2012 JoLynne Bremmer

Alumni Honored with Awards During Reunion 2012

While Reunion is a time to reminisce and remember, those celebrating also reaffirm their affinity for their alma mater through class gifts. This year, reunion classes made a total combined five-year gift of over $1.7 million. As part of this gift, the 50th reunion class makes a special donation....

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Jun 25, 2012 JoLynne Bremmer

Traditions Renewed During Reunion Weekend

By Georgene Pilling ’04M, Program Director for Alumni Relations More than 300 alumni, family and friends gathered at Arcadia University during Reunion Weekend to catch up with classmates, revisit their old campus haunts, explore the new Commons and enjoy a brilliant fireworks display. Watch a...

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Jun 25, 2012 JoLynne Bremmer

Costello-Leraris ’92 Receives Golden Disc for Meritorious Service

Kerry Costello-Leraris ’92 represents the ideal alumna—she was an active student leader and, after graduation, never stopped giving back to her alma mater. In fact, when she was awarded the 1992 Senior Golden Disc Award for her significant achievements as a student, there was the hope that she...

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Jun 25, 2012 JoLynne Bremmer

Baldasarri ’62 Recognized with Golden Disc Award for Distinguished Achievement

Gilda Rorro Baldassari ’62 was teaching multicultural education and developing new curriculum to cross the barriers of segregation long before diversity became the norm. How did a double major in French and Spanish with a minor in Education become the champion for multicultural education?...

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Jun 25, 2012 JoLynne Bremmer

Accomplished Career Earns Favazza ’62 Golden Disc for Distinguished Achievement

Barbara Starks Favazza ’62 graduated from Beaver College as Class Valedictorian, with Departmental Honors in Chemistry. She continued her education by attending the University of Virginia Medical School, earning her Doctor of Psychiatry degree in 1966, breaking through the Civil Rights barriers of...