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February 9, 2021

Dr. Loury Discusses the Fight for Racial and Social Justice

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 During a live interview on Feb. 2 with WURD Radio’s The Source with Andrea Lawful Sander s , Dr. Doreen Loury , director of the Pan African Studies Program and assistant professor of Sociology, discussed her upbringing in Columbus, Ohio and recent racial and social justice...

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February 4, 2021

Hidden Opponent Chapter Formed for Student Athlete Mental Health Advocacy

By Katherine Haines '21 Arcadia’s student athletes battle opponents on the court and in the field, but the hidden opponent is one that should not be overlooked. The Hidden Opponent chapter at Arcadia was approved at the Dec. 1 meeting of the Student Government Organization (SGO) to be a new club...

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February 4, 2021

Acosta’s Experience Helps Prospective Students and Leads to College 101 Workshop Series

As a first-generation college student, Financial Aid and Admissions Counselor Romer Acosta didn’t know what resources were available to him while applying to schools. At Arcadia, he’s working to ensure prospective students know the scholarships and resources available to them. An early high...

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February 3, 2021

Fiss ’21 Helps Children Through Crises

By Katherine Haines '21 Psychology major and Sociology minor Zac Fiss ’21 has always been passionate about working with people. He first wanted to pursue pediatrics, but decided the medical field wasn’t for him. He’s shifted into a similar yet different path through his part-time job and internship...

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February 2, 2021

Dr. Curotto, Jake ’16 Publish on Diffusion Monte Carlo

By Katherine Haines '21 Dr. Manny Curotto , professor and chair of the Chemistry and Physics Department, and alumna Lena Jake ’16 published a research paper, “On Diffusion Monte Carlo in spaces with multi-valued maps, boundaries and gradient torsion,” in the January edition of Chemical Physics...

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January 29, 2021

Arcadia Welcomes Students Back to Campus

Arcadia’s campus, quiet for the past 10 months, again was alive with the sounds and sights of students as 355 approved residential students moved into Oak Summit and residence halls—many at single bedroom occupancy—throughout the week of Jan. 17. In addition to those living on campus, an additional...

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January 29, 2021

Arcadia Celebrates Black History Month

The Arcadia community is celebrating Black History Month with several events held throughout February from departments and offices across campus for students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community members. Throughout the month, Pan African Studies will host Film Fridays. More details on this event...

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January 28, 2021

Arcadia Awarded HealthSpark Grant for Graduate Civic Scholars Program

The HealthSpark Foundation has awarded Arcadia University a grant to develop a Graduate Civic Scholars Program to help expand the undergraduate program that launched last summer for students who are interested and passionate about driving social change. The $26,000 grant will be used to help...

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January 27, 2021

Brown ’21 Uses Design Skills to Help Small Businesses, Nonprofits

Mya Brown ’21 had dreamed of being a surgeon to help those suffering from Hydrocephalus, which is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the cavities of the brain. However, after her first year at Arcadia University, she found her passion for art and will graduate this May with a...

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January 27, 2021

Health Sciences Hosts Interprofessional Education Experiences for Students

By Katherine Haines '21 How can physician assistants, public health professionals, and physical therapists work together to help patients recover from COVID-19? In November 2020, the College of Health Sciences (CHS) students explored this question through a two-part interprofessional education (IPE...

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January 25, 2021

Welcome to the Spring Semester

Dear Arcadia Students, Welcome to the spring 2021 semester! As our partial re-opening progresses, we are excited to have many of you back on campus. For those who are continuing to engage remotely, we remain committed to providing the best possible experience. For all of you, please know how much...

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January 22, 2021

Arcadia Receives $1 Million Grant for Campus Renovations from PA Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program

Arcadia University is proud to announce that it has received a $1 million grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) for construction, renovation, and other related costs for a multi-purpose center. The RACP is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and...

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January 22, 2021

Belloff Interviewed About Esports Competing During Pandemic

By Katherine Haines '21 Timothy Belloff , director of Information Technology Support Services and Esports, was interviewed for a Jan. 11 article published on ggn00b, an online esports publication. Belloff discussed how esports teams at universities are still very new—like Arcadia’s team, which...

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January 21, 2021

Arcadia Celebrates Excellence, Perseverance in Virtual DPT Commencement

Through live Zoom ceremonies on Jan. 15 and 17, Dean of the College of Health Sciences Dr. Rebecca Craik encouraged the 104 Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (TDPT) graduates to be the catalyst of change in health care. “Remember to lead, but if you choose...

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January 14, 2021

MLK Day Events Celebrate Legacy of Service

The Arcadia University community is celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with events hosted and collaborated by departments across campus. The following is a schedule of events in celebration of the Jan. 18 MLK Day holiday and Day of Service that run through the beginning of...

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January 13, 2021

Dr. Olkowski ’99, ’02DPT Receives Inaugural Clinical Education Award

The Arcadia University College of Health Sciences is proud to announce that alumnus Dr. Brian Olkowski ’99, ’02DPT is the inaugural recipient of the Physical Therapy Department’s Clinical Education Award. Dr. Olkowski completed both his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Arcadia University, and...

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January 5, 2021

Endowed Class Scholarships

Seven Beaver College classes have established Endowed Class Scholarships at Arcadia University. These scholarships—which span an 18-year period and include longtime supporters who share a deep affinity and connection with their fellow classmates, fellow alumni, and current students—total nearly $...

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January 5, 2021

The Importance of Endowed Scholarships

This feature story appeared in the 2020 Winter Arcadia magazine supplement, "Why We Give: The Impact of Philanthropy," and showcases the importance of endowed scholarships on student success. Kevin G. Shollenberger ’88 (left) discovered his passion for Psychobiology and research at Arcadia...

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January 5, 2021

Message from the President: Happy New Year and Welcome Back

Dear Arcadia Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, and Friends, Happy New Year! As we prepare for a limited campus opening in Glenside, our community remains strong. Arcadia has updated its Health and Safety Plan , and community members will help minimize risk on campus by wearing masks, social...

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January 4, 2021

Public Safety Helps Stock Food Pantry

In lieu of exchanging gifts this year, officers in Public Safety each donated supplies to the Knights for Nutrition Food Pantry located in Oak Summit. Director of Public Safety Ruth Evans presented officers with a challenge: keep the food pantry’s Holiday Gift Box donation drive continuously full...

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January 4, 2021

Physical Therapy Alumna Publishes Book on Movement Development

By Katherine Haines '21 In September, Dr. Joni Redlich '98M, '00DPT published, Turn Stumbling Blocks Into Building Blocks: The movement blueprint that helps children with developmental challenges reach their personal potential , which outlines a framework for infant and child movement development...

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