Arcadia University News


May 26, 2021

Letter from Outgoing Alumni Association President Costello Leraris

Like many of you, I can remember the moment that I fell in love with Arcadia University. It was 1987, and I had just traveled three hours from New York to tour the Beaver College campus. Immediately, I knew this is where I belonged. Soon after, I received my acceptance letter and...

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May 26, 2021

Q&A with Phyllis Brody Taylor ’63

Last fall, Phyllis Brody Taylor ’63 captivated attendees of the Arcadia Alumni Round Table Talk: Women Who Lead. Discussing her involvement with the Freedom Rides while at Beaver College in 1961, Brody Taylor revealed to the community that there is much more to her story. Brody Taylor has...

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May 26, 2021

From the President

Dear Arcadia University Community, Arcadia University is built upon a lineage of traditions, values, social impact, and academic excellence that we can trace back to the mid-19th century. Each class, generation, student, and graduate has carried on this legacy. Since our inception, we have dared to...

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May 26, 2021

2020 Alumni Award Recipients

Each year, the Arcadia University Alumni Association presents annual alumni and reunion awards, recognizing graduates who have made outstanding contributions to their professions, community, and alma mater.[block7] Kristin Weissman ’98 Bachelor of Arts, Corporate Communications Golden Disc...

May 26, 2021

Arcadia Community Advances ABRI Efforts

Through its community of practice, Arcadia has made facilitating a safe and welcoming environment for Black students a priority and has progressed significantly in its Anti-Black Racism Initiatives (ABRI) efforts, which President Ajay Nair implemented last June. The six action steps presented by...

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May 26, 2021

Pati Hill: Pioneer, A Groundbreaking Collection Comes to Arcadia

In the depths of a windowless room on Arcadia University's campus, tucked away in a nondescript space, stands an IBM photocopier recently arrived from Sens, a small town 75 miles south of Paris. The machine of 1970s vintage is a prize. It belonged to artist and writer Pati Hill, a pioneer...

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May 26, 2021

Arcadia Hosts Autistic Self-Advocates Speak Up! Panel

In celebration of Autism and Neurodiversity Acceptance Month, Arcadia’s School of Education hosted an Autistic Self-Advocates Speak Up! Panel on April 21. The panel featured three autistic self-advocates: artist Brian Foti, Gregory Tino, author of The Autistic Mind Finally Speaks , and lecturer and...

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May 25, 2021

Exhibitions Coordinator Invited to Fleisher Memorial Virtual Talk

By Nikolai Kachuyevski ’21 Arcadia Exhibitions Coordinator Matthew Borgen gave a virtual talk about his work at the Fleisher Art Memorial as part of their "From a Distance: Wind Challenge Edition'' series on April 26. Borgen shared works that he had started since his previous Fleisher Wind...

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May 24, 2021

Arcadia Celebrates Class of 2021 Following Hybrid Academic Year

After more than a year of mainly virtual learning and events, the Arcadia University Class of 2021 celebrated on campus together in socially distanced, in-person Commencement Ceremonies on Thursday, May 20 and Friday, May 21. Over six ceremonies, Arcadia University awarded more than 900...

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May 21, 2021

Weitian “Tim” Zeng: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Major and minor: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Favorite Arcadia memory: Scarlet and Grey Day. Committing to a school was a tough choice but that day gave me confidence in my decision. Students who have just freshly left high school were everywhere and it was hard to feel alone. It was a good time...

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May 21, 2021

Olivia Jarvis: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Major and minor: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Neuroscience minor Favorite Arcadia memory: Sitting out on the Haber Green with friends when the weather was beautiful! Involvement on campus: I was a lab assistant in the Psychology department, Learning Resource Network (LRN) advanced tutor and...

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May 20, 2021

Daniel Waibel: Bachelor of Arts in Global Media

Major and minor: Bachelor of Arts in Global Media Favorite Arcadia memory: My favorite Arcadia memory would have to be making the bonds and friendship I’ve had throughout my four years that helped me learn about myself and the works around me. Involvement on campus: I had a work study position at...

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May 20, 2021

Lauren Dougherty: Bachelor of Arts in Education

Major and minor: Bachelor of Arts in Education, specializing in PreK-4 Elementary and PreK-12 Special Education Favorite Arcadia memory: My favorite memories are the ones I made with my teammates on and off the field. More specifically some of our bus rides and locker room talks will go down in...

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May 19, 2021

Devon Cayro: Dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Criminal Justice and Communications

Major and minor: Dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Criminal Justice and Communications Favorite Arcadia memory: The First Year Study Away Experience (FYSAE) Program in London! Advice for your first-year self: I would tell my first-year self to be more confident in my ideas! After Arcadia: I have had...

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May 19, 2021

Bader ’21EdD: A 50-Year Degree Dream

Most people look forward to relaxing and doing less after retirement. Jacqui Bader ’21EdD plans to make teaching her “encore performance” after retiring, starting in education after decades in other industries and fields. When Bader was growing up in Philadelphia’s government housing in the 1960s,...

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May 19, 2021

Emily Brenner: Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

Major and minor: Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (Social Justice concentration) with a Sociology minor Favorite Arcadia memory: That’s hard because there’s so many things. I’d go with either Woodstock 2019, my entire First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) semester in London, and what I’m...

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May 18, 2021

Xinran “Victoria” Wang: Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science

Major and minor: Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science and a minor in Computer Science. Favorite Arcadia memory: It's really hard to answer because I had a lot of great memories at Arcadia University. One of them was the first time I came to Arcadia and lived at Oak Summit with friends: Although...

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May 18, 2021

Herron ’21 Plans Career Serving Autistic Community

When Northeast Philadelphia resident and Psychology major Meghan Herron ’21 enrolled as a pre-physical therapy student, anatomy was a course she had to take—but she hated it. She’d dreamed of being a physical therapist since the eighth grade, but this course affirmed for her that it was not the...

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May 18, 2021

Jake McCrea: Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

Major and minor: Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a minor in Political Science Favorite Arcadia memory: My favorite Arcadia memory was getting to know my life long friends Involvement on campus: I was a class officer for the Class of 2021, a member of Student Government Organization...

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May 17, 2021

Lashanna Bryant: Dual Bachelor of Arts in English and Media and Communications

Majors and minors: Dual Bachelor of Arts in English and Media and Communications, with a concentrations in creative writing and multimedia publishing. Favorite Arcadia memory: That is a very hard question because there are so many. If I only had to pick one it would probably have to be all the...

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May 17, 2021

Stroth ’21MPH Wins Philabundance Award for Internship Project

Master of Public Health student Katelynn Stroth ’21MPH won Philabundance’s Healthy Pantry Initiative Recipe Challenge this spring for a video project she produced as an intern with Turning Points for Children’s Food and Wellness Network (FAWN). Throughout the semester, Stroth created 39...

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