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January 26, 2022

Dr. Shandell Publishes Two Articles on History of African American Theater in Philadelphia

Dr. Jonathan D. Shandell , associate professor of Theater Arts at Arcadia University, recently had two articles published related to the history of African American theater and performance in the Philadelphia region. The first essay, "Caricatured, Marginalized, and Erased: African American Artists...

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January 25, 2022

Arcadia’s Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate Program Ranked Among Top 40 Nationwide

The online Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) graduate certificate program at Arcadia University has been ranked among the top 40 such programs nationwide by the Applied Behavior Analysis Programs Guide , an online resource whose mission is to provide high-quality information for those considering a...

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January 25, 2022

Meg Eubank ’05, ’07MEd Named Teacher of the Year by TESOL Association, National Geographic Learning

Arcadia University alumna Meg Eubank ’05, ’07MEd has been named 2022 Teacher of Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Teacher of the Year. Presented by TESOL International Association and National Geographic Learning , the award recognizes exceptional English language teachers at all levels. “I am...

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January 21, 2022

Mapes Selected to Write for “I’m First”

Danita Mapes ’23 , a Global Media major at Arcadia University, has been selected as a featured writer for I'm, a website that features the stories and perspectives of students that lack a family history of higher education. Mapes’ first published piece on the site is “ A New Beginning ,”...

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January 20, 2022

For Third Consecutive Year, Arcadia Breaks UKnightedTuesday Fundraising Record

On Tuesday, Nov. 30, the Arcadia University community participated in the international celebration of philanthropy with its seventh UKnightedTuesday . With the support of 543 Arcadia alumni, faculty, staff, trustees, parents, and friends, UKnightedTuesday raised $484,049 for Arcadia and its...

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January 19, 2022

Public Safety Director Evans Named Interim President of HBCU Law Enforcement Org.

In January 2022, the Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Law Enforcement Executive and Administrators appointed Ruth Evans, director of Arcadia University’s Department of Public Safety, as interim president of its Executive Board. As interim president, Evans will preside at all...

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January 17, 2022

Dr. Longacre, Odelberg ’20MPH Co-author Oncology Article in Cancer Care Research

Arcadia University’s Associate Professor of Public Health Margaret Longacre, Ph.D. , and graduate student Michelle Odelberg ’20MPH recently co-authored with researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Center an article on integrating family caregivers into health care systems that was published in Cancer...

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January 10, 2022

Jan. 10, 2022: Athletics Updates to Indoor Spectator Policy

Dear Arcadia Community, For the health and safety of all members of our University community, Arcadia’s Department of Athletics announces the following home spectator protocols, which begin on Monday, Jan. 10 and will remain in effect until further notice. Attendance at home indoor athletic events...


January 10, 2022

Reale Publishes New Book ‘Communities of Practice’ in the Academic Library

Dr. Michelle Reale ’99, ’16MFA, ’20EdD , Landman Library Professor, has published a new book on library science: Communities of Practice in the Academic Library: Strategies for Implementation (ALA Editions) discusses how academic librarians can strengthen their practice of teaching and provide...

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January 4, 2022

Book Chapter by Dr. Varlack and Deja Edwards Accepted to Upcoming Book of Essays, Bodies of Water in African American Fiction & Film

Dr. Christopher Allen Varlack, assistant professor of English at Arcadia University, and Deja Edwards '18, MFA21, MA21, Arcadia alumna and adjunct English instructor, have collaborated on a chapter that will be published in an upcoming book of original scholarly essays, Bodies of Water in African...

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January 4, 2022

Arcadia Commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King 2022

Arcadia University celebrates MLK Day 2022 with a variety of campus and community events featuring students, alumni, faculty, staff, and civic leaders. Through Feb. 28: Food Drive for Food and Wellness Network . Sunday, Jan. 16: Living Room Conversations on the Knock at Midnight Sermon . Speakers...

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January 4, 2022

Arcadia Hosts Food Drive, through February, as Part of MLK Day of Service

In honor of the MLK Day of Service 2022, Arcadia University and the MLK Day of Service 2022 Committee are collecting donations for the Food and Wellness Network (FAWN) in Philadelphia. FAWN coordinates a network of community-based food pantries offering nutritious food, infant formula, diapers,...

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December 29, 2021

First Two Weeks of the Spring 2022 Semester Online

Dear Arcadia Community, As the COVID-19 Omicron variant continues to spread and regional hospitals are reporting the number of patients on the rise , Arcadia is sharing the following developments related to the spring 2022 semester: While the spring semester will begin as scheduled on Tuesday, Jan...

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December 23, 2021

A Look Back: 21 News Stories about Arcadians in 2021

The special year-end newsletter includes a countdown of the 21 stories about Arcadians in 2021 that most engaged us. Read through the newsletter , which includes the University holiday video , with faculty and staff looking forward to 2022.


December 14, 2021

Honors Students Spread Holiday Cheer Through Letter Writing Campaign

The Senior Social committee of the Honors Program helped to spread holiday cheer through a letter writing campaign to local nursing homes. The students also held a donation drive for slippers, socks, and other non-perishable items and collaborated with the Community Outreach committee on collecting...

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December 13, 2021

Arcadia Exhibitions Announces Call for Entries for 2022 “Student Biennial 2022”, Opening Feb. 21

Arcadia Exhibitions announces a call for entries for 2022 “Student Biennial 2022”, opening Feb. 21. This exhibition is the ninth in a series at Arcadia featuring works by current students juried by an esteemed visiting arts professional. This year’s juror is Kajette Solomon ‘06, Society Equity and...

December 10, 2021

LOVE Pilot Program Acts-Up in Fall Semester, Looks Forward to Spring 2022

The LOVE Pilot Program’s final Act-Up of the semester , on Dec. 8, was a hybrid event that included an Open House in the Commons Great Room, as well as a virtual Zoom room for the sharing of insights, learning, and proposed antiracism actions the group has developed over the semester. More than 40...

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December 7, 2021

mimiMAC Gallery Presents Works of Exhibitions Coordinator Matthew Borgen

MiniMAC is pleased to announce Narratives, an exhibition of works by Hiro Sakaguchi and Matthew Borgen , exhibitions coordinator at Arcadia University. Both artists work with popular culture iconography to tell stories about the human experience. The exhibition runs through Jan. 15, 2022 at mimiMAC...

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December 7, 2021

Reale Publishes Book of Poetry Reflecting Refugee Experience

Dr. Michelle Reale ’99M, ’16MFA, ’20EdD , professor of Landman Library, has published Confini: Poems of Refugees in Sicily (Cervena Barva Press), her 12th collection of poetry. The book reflects seven years of ethnography among African refugees in refugee camps in Sicily and the island of Salina. “...


December 7, 2021

School of Education’s Lisa Jo Epstein Earns Accolades for Activism

Lisa Jo Epstein , an adjunct professor of Education at Arcadia University, is garnering well-deserved attention for efforts that combine the arts with activism. As founding director of Just Act, Epstein uses theater as a catalyst for positive change, both at Arcadia and beyond. Just Act , a hybrid...

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December 6, 2021

New Steinbrucker Faculty Workshop Series to Explore ‘Journeying Towards Freedom’

“Journeying Towards Freedom” is the theme of Arcadia University’s inaugural Steinbrucker faculty workshop series, which launched Nov. 12 and continues through spring 2023. Professor and Director of International Studies Dr. Jennifer Riggan, the Frank and Evelyn Steinbrucker '42 Endowed Chair for...

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