Arcadia University News


April 23, 2021

Climate Change and Fire are Affecting the Composition of Forests

In the Capstone 2021 Series, members of the Class of 2021 showcase their capstone and thesis projects. Environmental Journalism major Rikki Rosenthal '21 explores the correlation between fire disturbances and climate patterns in Western Maryland through their experience in the...

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April 22, 2021

Counseling Services Assists Students Who Experience Trauma

Counseling Services Therapist Cynthia Rutherford has seen the stigma associated with mental health change over her 25 years of practice at Arcadia University. In the past, Rutherford said that supporting the “whole student” meant their physical and academic well-being, and their emotional well...

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April 21, 2021

Anastasia ’21 Balances Work, School, and Newborn to Graduate

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 Education major Briana Anastasia ’21 has always known she wanted to work with children, and having a child of her own and continuing her education has solidified that passion. A native of Northeast Philadelphia, Anastasia worked at Dumpling Grounds Daycare Center from...

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April 21, 2021

Knight Owl Comics Launches to Showcase Student and Alumni Work

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 What started as an assignment in Digital Imaging has turned into a portfolio building opportunity for Perri Schlosser ’22 . After Schlosser completed the assignment, Adjunct Professor Christian (Patch) Patchell decided the Graphic Design major and Mayfair native had a lot of...

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April 20, 2021

After Australia, Philippines, and U.S., Joseph ’22 Studies in South Korea

While Education Studies major Mercy Joseph ’22 has lived in Australia, the Philippines, Baltimore, and Philadelphia, she’s been dreaming of living in South Korea. This spring, she made that dream a reality, studying at Ewha Womans University in Seoul. “Korea’s been an interest to me,” said Joseph...

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April 20, 2021

Physician Assistant Ranked Nationally by Intelligent.com

Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant (PA) program in the Department of Master of Medical Science was ranked #4 nationally by Intelligent.com on its “The Top 49 Physician Assistant Degree Programs.” Arcadia’s PA program was ranked as “Best PANCE Pass Rate” among the 49 programs. The program has...

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April 16, 2021

Math and Computer Science Department Hosts STEM Panel

By Josephine Mueller ’21 The Math and Computer Science Department hosted the STEM Professional Panel on Feb. 25, which was held virtually this year. Panelists, which included Arcadia graduates, were from computer science, actuarial science, data science, teaching, and engineering fields and...

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April 15, 2021

Schinella ’21MMS Leans on Family to Find His Passion

By Katherine Haines '21 When Physician Assistant student Jeffrey Schinella ’21MMS found out his second child, Joy, would likely be born with Downs Syndrome, it sent him down a path he never expected. After graduating from Indiana University with a Religion and East Asian Studies degree in...

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April 15, 2021

Dr. Nair Reappointed to Five-year Term as President

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Arcadia University has reappointed President Ajay Nair to a second term of five years, beginning July 1, 2021. “From his first day at Arcadia, President Nair has shown tremendous leadership and a bold vision that will continue our University's...

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April 15, 2021

Academic Excellence of Students and Faculty Celebrated at 2021 Honors Convocation

More than 1,500 members of the University community were recognized for scholastic excellence at this year’s Honors Convocation, held virtually and accessible to the University community beginning April 9. In total, 1,470 graduate and undergraduate students were recognized on the Dean’s List and...

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April 14, 2021

Dr. Miserandino Co-Authors Study on Cardiovascular Risks

Dr. Marianne Miserandino , chair and professor of Psychology, co-authored the paper “‘Listen and Learn:’ participant input in program planning for a low-income urban population at cardiovascular risk,” which was published by the BMC Public Health journal. The study, co-authored by Assistant...

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April 13, 2021

LOVE Pilot Holds Act-Up on Intersectionality

By Josephine Mueller '21 The LOVE Pilot program held its second Act-up, “Doing Antiracism Work: When IsIntersectionality a Bridge & When Is It a Roadblock?” on March 24. Attendees heard from four panelists: Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , professor of Education; Troy Young , assistant director...

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April 9, 2021

OSVPE Helps Sexual Violence Survivors Find Resources

When the University received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women, Arcadia sought to assess, implement, and sustain programming on sexual violence prevention and education, including campus surveying, prevention programming, and capacity...

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April 7, 2021

Arcadia University Expands Study Abroad Opportunities for Summer 2021 and 2021-2022 Academic Year

Arcadia University, a national leader in study abroad, continues to offer a slate of global programs for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applications for fall 2021 are open for study abroad programs in England, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, Spain, and Wales, and a global internship program in Philadelphia...

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April 2, 2021

Sleigh ’21 Creates, Donates Masks to Carole’s Place

By Katherine Haines '21 When History major Violet Sleigh ’21 visited Carol’s Place, a shelter for women and children who are victims of abuse in Norristown, in fall 2019 as part of the Artist in the Community course, she wanted a way to stay involved and help others. With the start of the pandemic...

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April 2, 2021

Physical Therapy Faculty and Students Present at 100th Annual Combined Sections Meeting

The Department of Physical Therapy participated in the 100th annual Combined Sections Meeting hosted by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), which was held virtually this year throughout February and March. Eleven core Arcadia faculty, two adjunct faculty, at least seven alumni, and...

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April 2, 2021

Presidential Message: Our University's Strength

Dear Faculty and Staff, Today marks three years since I arrived at Arcadia. During this time, we have been through so much together. We have faced and overcome challenges, especially during this past year, that have created many imbalances in our lives and have tested us as a community. Fortunately...

April 2, 2021

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month Programming

In observation of April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, offices and departments at Arcadia University announce the following lineup of events and programming. If you are interested in attending any of the programming in person, please RSVP here for COVID protocol tracking purposes...

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April 1, 2021

Dr. Macalalag Co-Authors Study on Pedagogical Content Knowledge with Doctoral Candidates

Dr. Augusto Macalalag , associate professor of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education, recently co-authored the study “Development of Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge during Lesson Planning of Socioscientific Issues,” which was published in the International...

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April 1, 2021

U.S. News & World Report: Arcadia Graduate Programs Among Nation’s Best

In their 2022 rankings released Tuesday, U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University’s graduate programs among the best in the nation. The graduate Education program and Public Health program each ranked in their respective categories. Education placed in the top programs nationally (the...

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April 1, 2021

April 5-9: Public Health Week Events on Addiction, Climate Change, Resilience

Arcadia University celebrates National Public Health Week (NPHW) from April 5 to April 9 with events on addiction, climate change, resilience, and careers. The topics reflect the daily themes of rebuilding, galvanizing climate change, and building COVID-19 resilience set by the American Public...

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