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May 6, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Haines '21 '22 Creates Podcast to Educate on Controlled Burns

In the Capstone 2021 Series, members of the Class of 2021 showcase their capstone and thesis projects.  Media and Communications and Biology double major Katherine Haines ’21, ’22 explores how conservation biology topics can be communicated through multimedia tools like podcasts, in order...

Rikki Rosenthal working with the Dendrochronology lab team

Rikki Rosenthal Apr 29, 2021 11:39 am

How the Dendro Lab Taught Me It’s Okay to Not Know What You’re Doing

When I first started my journey at Arcadia, I was a Biology student. One aspect of the Biology Department that intrigued me were the faculty-sponsored research labs. The majority of professors within the department have research labs, ranging from microbiology to animal behavior to forest ecology....

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Apr 23, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Climate Change and Fire are Affecting the Composition of Forests

In the Capstone 2021 Series, members of the Class of 2021 showcase their capstone and thesis projects.  Environmental Journalism major Rikki Rosenthal '21 explores the correlation between fire disturbances and climate patterns in Western Maryland through their experience in the...

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Mar 25, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Patterson ’21 Refuses to Allow Obstacles Slow Her in Work with Patients

By Katherine Haines '21 Biology major Megan Patterson ’21, a Pre-Physician Assistant (PA) student, has always known that she wanted to have a career in medicine, which is a difficult undertaking in the most optimal of conditions. Patterson, though, who is deaf and blind, is determined to...

Rikki Rosenthal at the PTK Awards

Rikki Rosenthal Mar 13, 2021 12:00 am

How I Utilized My Network to Find Success

As someone who is perpetually busy, I get asked quite often how I manage my time between my responsibilities. I’ve always been a self-starter, so finding things to keep me busy is second nature to me whenever I’m in a new environment. However, I have realized that most people don’t know where to...

Students in Biology dissection lab

Rikki Rosenthal Mar 3, 2021 7:00 pm

VLOG: Academics at Arcadia
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Dec 16, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Motuz ’24 Celebrates Health After 12 Surgeries and Complications from Cleft Lip and Palate

At 18-years-old, Arcadia University biology major Mychajla Motuz '24 has undergone 12 facial reconstruction surgeries to fix her cleft lip and palate, which were complicated by a childhood infection that nearly killed her, and a blood disease. Motuz’s first surgery was at three months...

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Nov 9, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Academic Affairs Awards Innovation Grants

Academic Affairs awarded 13 proposals for initial or continued funding this year through the Innovative Programming Grants.  These awards, which were established in 2018, identify areas for growth and support pioneering opportunities. Faculty and staff members who proposed particularly...

Headshot of Arcadia University alumna Michele Boardman

Nov 2, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Boardman ’08 ’11M Uses Arcadia Experience to Help Today’s Youth

As a first-year Biology student, Michele Boardman ’08 ’11M wasn’t sure if she could live on campus when she matriculated in 2004. She has always used a wheelchair to get around, and at 18-years-old she was uncertain about her ability to live on her own. Throughout her time at Arcadia as an...

Arcadia University student Savannah Masker in her EMT uniform

Oct 5, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Masker ’24 Working Overtime as EMT and First-Year Student

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 Most first-year students experience the challenge of balancing work and school—on top of the traditional challenges, Mays Landing, N.J. resident Savannah Masker ’24 is also an overnight Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with the Absecon Ambulance Squad.  The...

(Left to right) Tori, Ed, and Kate Knab in graduation robes and caps.

May 28, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Good Things Come in Threes: Knab Triplets Graduate from Arcadia

Triplets Ed, Kate, and Tori Knab did not plan to attend Arcadia together; on May 15, the three graduated from their "home away from home." Looking back, the trio feels that enrolling at Arcadia together helped with the transition of entering college life, as well to expand their social...

Rikki peeks over a book she is reading while a stack of books sit nearby

Rikki Rosenthal Apr 17, 2020 5:02 pm

Self-Isolation Reading Recommendations

Hello, friends! As we are all doing our best to social distance, I figured it was prime time to recommend some of my favorite books and share my reading list with you. I thought it would be fun to assign books to majors, so here we go. Creative Writing The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo If...