Arcadia University News


July 1, 2021

Fostering a Culture of Dignity, Personal Responsibility, and Shared Safety This Fall

Dear Arcadia Community, Arcadia University is eagerly anticipating an exciting fall semester, and I am delighted to report that we will be able to return to predominantly in-person academic, residential, and co-curricular activities. We expect most students, faculty, and staff to be back on campus...

June 29, 2021

Physician Assistant Class Graduates with Skills Needed in Today’s World

The Department of Medical Science faculty cheered on the Class of 2021 during an extraordinary celebration at the White Coat and Commencement ceremonies on May 20. In total, 99 students graduated from the program in 2021 during a year of postponed clinical rotations and online learning...

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June 28, 2021

Creative Writing and Graphic Design Collaboration Provides Real-World Experience

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 Arcadia students in the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program in Creative Writing got the chance to see their manuscripts in book form after collaborating with Art and Design students. The cross-disciplinary project brought together Christian Patchell ’s Typography class...

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June 24, 2021

How OSVPE Provides Resources to LGBTQ+ and All Students

The Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Education (OSVPE) was developed from a three-year, $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women and focuses on assessing, implementing, and sustaining programs on sexual violence prevention and education for the campus...

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June 22, 2021

Alumnae, Faculty Publish on Drug-Impaired Driving and Motor Vehicle Fatalities

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 Amanda D’Orazio ’15, ’17M and Amanda Mohr ’12M and faculty members Dr. Karen Scott , associate professor and program director of Forensic Science, and Dr. Barry Logan, associate professor of Forensic Science, published “ Recommendations for Toxicological Investigation...

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June 21, 2021

Dr. Riley ’04DPT Receives CHS Alumni Achievement Award

By Rikki Rosenthal '21 Dr. Brooke Riley ’04DPT has used her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree to advance the healthcare options available to the Jamaican people. Her exemplary international work is what earned her the College of Health Sciences Alumni Achievement Award this spring. Dr...

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June 18, 2021

Dr. Hickman Receives 2021-2022 Steve Goldberg Faculty Development Award

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 Dr. Peggy Hickman , associate professor of Education, received the 2021-2022 Steve Goldberg Faculty Development Award for her project to revise pre- and in-service educator preparation and development programs in relation to social justice and culturally responsive...

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June 17, 2021

TCGS Hosts Pride Month Events Around the World

This June, The College of Global Studies celebrates Pride month around the world with a series of in-person and virtual events for students in their host countries. Granada, Spain June 22: A lecture with Olivia Avila Ruiz to discuss the work with LGBTQ+ activists in Granada June 24: A Gabriel Lopez...

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June 16, 2021

National Science Foundation Recognizes Alumni for Neurological Research

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 Ariel Kershner ’19 and Kayla Sansevere ’20 received recognition from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) for their respective neurological research. Kershner was awarded the fellowship for completing research in cognitive...

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June 15, 2021

Arcadia Celebrates LGBTQ+ Graduates at Lavender Ceremony

LGBTQIA+ and gender non-conforming graduates in the Class of 2021 were celebrated as one “family” on May 18 in Arcadia University’s third Lavender Ceremony. This nationwide annual celebration recognizes graduating students who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community. At Arcadia, the celebration was...

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June 14, 2021

MSFS Students DiEmma and Stringer Win at Forensic Science Research Exchange

Master of Science in Forensic Science (MSFS) students Gabrielle DiEmma ‘21M and Amy Stringer ‘21M won awards at the 10th Annual Pennsylvania Forensic Science Research Exchange, coming home with the Graduate Poster Award and the Graduate Oral Presentation Award, respectively. DiEmma presented the...

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June 14, 2021

1853 Communications Nabs Second Place in Students Save Lives Challenge

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 Arcadia’s student-run Public Relations agency, 1853 Communications , won second place in the Students Save Lives College Challenge, organized by the Gift of Life Donor Program . 1853 Communications is run through a practicum course in the Department of Media and...

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June 10, 2021

Arcadia University Earns GOLD Recognition for UKnightedTuesday Achievement

Arcadia University is proud to announce that the Division of University Advancement has again earned recognition from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), this time as one of only two schools to receive a prestigious Gold Circle of Excellence Award. Arcadia received its gold...

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June 9, 2021

Business Students Earn Top Results in International Competition

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 Arcadia University’s International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition (ICBSC) team of School of Global Business students competed in the annual Business Simulation throughout the spring semester, with some members earning the highest marks in multiple categories...

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June 8, 2021

Student Wellness Services Hours and Services for Summer 2021

Dear Arcadia Community, Wellness Services: Counseling Services and Student Health Services are pleased to announce their summer hours of operations. Counseling Services will continue to provide teletherapy services this summer. To schedule an appointment, call 215-572-2967, Monday-Friday between 9...

June 8, 2021

Shaughnessy ’22 Builds Portfolio Through Global Virtual Internship Program

While Political Science major Jill Shaughnessy ’22 couldn’t study abroad in the spring semester because of COVID-19, she was still able to experience an international internship. Through The College of Global Studies Virtual Global Internship Program , Shaughnessy interned with the...

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June 8, 2021

“Untapped” Goes All-Modes to Teach SocioCultural Impact of Craft Beer

In small groups toward the end of the spring semester, students in Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Dr. Favian Guertin-Martin ’s “Untapped: Exploring the SocioCultural and Scientific World of Beer” swirled, smelled, and tasted beers at Naked Brewing Company, detailing the different...

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June 4, 2021

Arcadia Again Exceeds Philanthropic Targets

With support from the entire community, Arcadia University exceeded its philanthropic targets for a second year—doubling its achievement since fiscal year 2019. The Arcadia University community came together to donate more than $4 million in the 2021 fiscal year to support the life-changing...

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June 3, 2021

LRN Research and Tutors Featured in HAPS Educator

Arcadia faculty, staff, and students from across the University collaborated to explore retention in the classroom in an article, “The Benefits of Handwriting Class Notes: Neuroanatomy, Mindfulness, and Anecdotal Evidence Supporting Handwritten Notes,” in the April edition of Human Anatomy and...

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June 2, 2021

Honors Course Sends Art Supplies to Ghana

Adjunct Professor of Education Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96MEd met Nanna Kittoe Manful and was introduced to her organization, Obaatan , during a service trip to Ghana 10 years ago for her photography service project, Color of Poverty . That relationship has evolved—so much so that when the fall...

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June 1, 2021

A Year Of Virtual Perfection & Connection

Inspired by the resiliency of Arcadia students, alumni, faculty, and staff, the Arcadia University Alumni Association has leveraged the interconnectivity of our virtual world to connect and champion the spirit of our community like never before. This year alone, Arcadia has launched more than a...

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