Institutional Diversity

An individual reads at the African American Read-In

Mar 6, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Hosts Seventh Annual African American Read-In, Featured on PBS39

By Lana Valente '19 Arcadia held the seventh annual celebration of Africana literature and writing with its Annual African American Read-In on Feb. 19. Hosted at Grey Towers Castle, the Read-In allowed community members to share some of their favorite works by African American writers....

May Their Aye and Dr. Natasha Patterson on the steps inside Grey Towers Castle

Mar 5, 2019 Caitlin Burns

High School Students Debate in Oratorical Competition for Black History Month

Arcadia hosted the 12th Annual Black History Month Oratorical Competition on Feb. 23, which culminated the Office of Institutional Diversity’s events for Black History Month. Each year, the oratorical competition encourages local high school students from Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Bucks...

Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar leans against a wall in a headshot image.

Feb 28, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Armstrong Dunbar, Author of Never Caught, Discusses Female Abolitionists at Women’s History Month Kickoff Event

In honor of Women’s History Month, Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author and Charles and Mary Beard professor of History at Rutgers University, will speak about her research on female abolitionists and escaped slaves in Philadelphia on Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the University Commons Great Room...

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Feb 21, 2019 James Martin

BAS Mardi Gras Ball

A fun formal ball to celebrate Mardi Gras and the cultural diversity of the holiday. Come dance, learn about different cultural traditions and food, and have lots of fun with friends.

Feb 5, 2019 Lisa Stephens

Ethiopian Cinema and Oromo Democracy During Political Crisis

Join Dr. Steven W. Thomas, Associate professor of English and Film Studies at Wagner College, New York for a guest lecture on how Oromo movies made in 2015 and 2016 show the Gada system of democracy.  Two short 10-minute films will be screened to illustrate the core Oromo ideas.  Dr....

Feb 5, 2019 Lisa Stephens

None of the Above - Book Talk and Signing

None of the Above:  The Untold Story of the Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal, Corporate Greed, and the Criminalization of Educators. In 2013, 35 educators in the Atlanta Public Schools were charged with racketeering and conspiracy for allegedly changing students' answers on...

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Feb 5, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Celebrates African American History Month

Arcadia University will celebrate African American History Month with a variety of events this month, including a concert, book reading and signing, and a youth oratorical competition.    Book Reading and Signing with Dr. Shandell Wednesday, Feb. 13, 5 to 7 p.m. Stein Fireplace...

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Feb 4, 2019 May Their Aye

Oratorical Competition

In collaboration with the National Association of University Women Suburban Philadelphia Branch join local high school students in this oratorical competition. 

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Jan 24, 2019 May Their Aye

CANCELED until further notice: Black/African American History Month: The Jazz Experience

Due to snowy weather mix predictions for Wednesday, February 20th, this event will be cancelled. Please check back for more information. Join the Key Arts Production in the Jazz Experience live concert multimedia performance presentation with live commentary, captivating video images and rousing...

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Jan 22, 2019 Farrah Bradley

Lunar New Year Party!

The Office of International Programs is throwing a party to celebrate Lunar New Year. Several east Asian countries celebrate the new year according to the cycles of the moon. Our celebration will feature traditional Asian foods, and guests can learn about the Chinese zodiac while enjoying other...

Jan 18, 2019 Ashley Knueppel

Stories from Abroad: Students of Color Panel

Join the Office of Study Away as we host a panel for students who are interested in studying abroad. We will be joined by our student panelists, who identify as students of color to share stories about their study abroad experiences. Their stories will help to provide answers to questions...

Collage of Arcadia Students

Jasmin Ramirez Dec 21, 2018 12:20 pm

Adriana Mateo ’20, PR Officer of the Latino Association

Adriana Mateo ’20 is a sophomore Business major from Florida and public relations officer for the Latino Association. Here, we chat about this unique chapter in her life. Why did you choose Arcadia? A: Honestly, Arcadia fulfilled everything on my checklist. It’s a small campus,...