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December 23, 2020

Penecale ’09M Selected as Finalist for Holiday Songwriting Contest

The holiday song “Left Alone with You,” co-written by Master of Education alumna Amanda Penecale ’09M, was recognized as a finalist in the 4th Annual Christmas Songwriting Competition by the USA Songwriting Competition. Penecale, who works at the Ranney School in Tinton Falls, N.J. as an art and...

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December 22, 2020

Harris ’20 Coordinates COVID Contact Tracing with PA App

In 2014, A-Mac Harris ’20MPH saw how an epidemic can devastate an area when his home country of Liberia had an outbreak of Ebola. The loss of his close friend during this time inspired his interest in Public Health, which brought Harris to Arcadia University in 2018. Harris, who earned his Master...

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December 22, 2020

Health Services Brings Student COVID Testing to Campus

As the phased reopening of Arcadia’s campus continues into the spring semester, Student Health Services (SHS) is ready to provide the required COVID-19 testing for students approved to reside on campus or visit as a commuter. Through weekly surveillance testing, SHS hopes to limit the transmission...

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December 21, 2020

UKnightedTuesday Raises a Record-Breaking $315,949 for Students

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, the Arcadia community participated in the international celebration of philanthropy with a record-breaking sixth annual UKnightedTuesday . With awe-inspiring pride and care for the institution, 595 Arcadia alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and friends joined together to exceed...

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December 17, 2020

Knights for Nutrition Food Pantry Continues to Support Students

By Nikolai Kachuyevski ’21 Even as most of the Arcadia community went home in March, the Knights for Nutrition Food Pantry , an initiative that started in 2018, stayed open for a small cohort of students and community members in the surrounding area who depend on the pantry for food. This continued...

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December 16, 2020

LOVE Pilot Program Hosts Final Teach-In on Racism

By Josephine Mueller ’21 The LOVE Pilot Program held its last teach-in session of the semester on Dec. 2. “What more can we do? Facing Race and Racism on Campus,” was done in collaboration with the Just Act Ensemble as a living lab that included audience participation during the performances by the...

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December 16, 2020

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 old...

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December 15, 2020

Cintron-Marsh Finds Unique Ways to Engage with Students During COVID-19

Arcadia’s Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies and Gateway to Success Program Coordinator Cristina Cintron-Marsh has found unique ways of connecting with students during COVID-19. As an undergraduate advisor, Cintron-Marsh spent the summer on Zoom, providing first-year students with...

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December 14, 2020

Skolka ’21 Helps Animal Rescue Raise Funds This Holiday Season

Graphic Design major Courtney Skolka ’21 thought her recent Visual Communications project wouldn’t go any further than the classroom. However, after sharing her design with Morris Animal Refuge in Philadelphia, they’ve collaborated to launch a fundraising campaign this holiday season. Until Monday...

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December 14, 2020

COVID Update for Employees for Winter Break and Spring Semester

Dear Faculty and Staff, As we prepare to extend our limited campus opening for the spring 2021 semester, we want to provide information on employee health and safety protocols and on the University’s winter break. On Dec. 10, Pennsylvania Governor Wolf’s office announced updated protective...

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December 10, 2020

Netflix, Disney, Tik Tok—Arcadia Builds Community Around Common Interests

How do you stay engaged outside of the classroom in a virtual setting? In an attempt to answer this question, Engagement and New Student Programs launched the UKnighted Communities of Interest (UCI) in October. The 21 UCIs are designed to connect students to each other through common interests...

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December 9, 2020

Inside-Out Program Explores Criminal and Social Justice Through Art

While the Inside-Out Prison Exchange program looked a little different this semester than it has in the 17-year history at Arcadia, students remained engaged in challenging discussions about the criminal justice system and its impact on society. For the first time, the Inside-Out program was taught...

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December 9, 2020

Whitehouse ’24 Coaches Youth Hockey, Looks Forward to Taking the Ice at Arcadia

Business Administration major Sam Whitehouse ’24 remembers watching The Mighty Ducks at 3 years old with his grandfather and wanting to play ice hockey. While his parents weren’t thrilled about his newfound interest, they agreed to let him learn to ice skate—and eventually play hockey. Now,...

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December 8, 2020

Q&A with Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring Director Dr. Skilton

Since its launch in June 2020, the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring (CTLM) has brought together community stakeholders to support Arcadia’s innovative pedagogies and adaptive strategies. The CTLM serves the needs of all members of the Arcadia community—faculty, staff, and student peer...

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December 7, 2020

LOVE Pilot Program Hosts Second Teach-In on Addressing Microaggressions

By Josephine Mueller ’21 At the LOVE Pilot Program ’s second teach-in on “Bias, Microaggressions, Racial Abuse: How Can We Do Better/Heal?”, held on Nov. 10, panelists Dr. Favian Guertin-Martin , associate professor of Criminal Justice; Dr. Prash Naidu , assistant professor of Historical and...

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December 4, 2020

Computer Science Grads Earn Best Poster Award

Computer Science graduates John Viaud ’20 , Vitali Surmach ’20 , and Bilal Abdulmajid ’20 won Best Student Poster Award at the 37th annual Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Eastern (CCSCE) Regional Conference, held virtually on Oct. 23 and 24. The poster was based on their capstone...

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December 3, 2020

Information about All-Modes Classes and Supplementary Programming for Spring

Dear Students, As you may already know, the University is opening several academic buildings and some residential spaces, and is planning opportunities for in-person learning experiences on campus during the Spring 2021 semester . In addition to online learning, some of our courses will be held in...

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December 2, 2020

Baron ’24 Shares Out Of This World Work Experience

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 Annapolis, M.D. resident Benjamin Baron ’24 came to Arcadia with some unusual work experience: an internship with The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The Computer Science major spent his past two summers interning at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center...

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December 2, 2020

Arcadia Launches Free College Prep Program for High School Students

Searching for the right college can be challenging. To help high school students find their fit, Arcadia University’s Office of Enrollment Management is launching the College Prep Program, a series of FREE workshops that will walk students through all the stages of getting into and going to college...

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December 2, 2020

Collins ’22 Showcases Achievement and Heritage at HSF Financial Conference

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 Jazmin Collins ’22 , a double major in English and Computer Science, attended the Hispanic Scholarship Foundation’s (HSF) 2020 Finance Conference from Oct. 8 to the 11. Collins is the first Arcadia student to attend the conference. Even though she was just one of 50...

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December 2, 2020

Stay Fit Program Goes Virtual

After temporarily closing down last spring, the Dan Aaron Stay Fit Program for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s disease reopened this summer in a virtual environment. Doctor of Physical Therapy students are getting back their hands-on experience in the program. On Nov. 5, 15...

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