Arcadia University News


July 16, 2021

Celebrating 20 Years as Arcadia University

“Our resident assistant (RA) told us that we needed to meet in the chat—now room 107 in the Dining Hall—at midnight,” Assistant Dean of Student Success Bre Donnelly ’04 recalls about the night of Nov. 20, 2000. “It had long been rumored that there was going to be a name change. It was a very unique...

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July 13, 2021

Dr. Bhukhanwala Awarded $212K PAsmart Grant to Expand Apprenticeship Opportunities

Associate Professor of Education and Director of the Early Childhood Education Program Dr. Foram Bhukhanwala has been awarded a PAsmart Grant to expand the apprenticeships opportunities in the PreK-4 Program for Early Childhood Education Working Professionals from the Pennsylvania Department of...

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July 9, 2021

Dr. McNeil Appointed AVP for Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

As part of Arcadia’s commitment and vision, the University is pleased to announce that Dr. Angela McNeil has been appointed the new Assistant Vice President for Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion effective June 1. Reporting directly to the Provost, Dr. McNeil will have institution-wide...

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July 8, 2021

Arcadia Examines Curriculum, Professional Development in ABRI and JEDI Framework

Following a year of progression on its 41 Anti-Black Racism Initiatives (ABRI) , which were implemented by President Ajay Nair and Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Jeff Rutenbeck in June 2020, Arcadia University faculty and staff are examining curriculum, scholarship, and...

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July 8, 2021

Asamoah ’21M Establishes Organization to Support Girls in Ghana

During a trip home to Kumasi, Ghana in 2018, International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) alumna Comfort Asamoah ’21M was appalled by the treatment of young girls who work in the markets. Asamoah observed and heard stories of girls as young as 8 years old being transported from impoverished...

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July 7, 2021

You’re Not Alone: Mental Health Coming Out of the Pandemic

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 “We made a huge change in our lives, and now we are expected to snap our fingers and go back to the way things were,” said Psychology Instructor Dr. Alison Clabaugh . “I just don't think that's going to be the way that it works for a lot of people.” As restrictions...

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July 6, 2021

Dr. Macalalag Awarded $2 Million NSF Grant for Collaborative Research on STEM Teaching

Associate Professor of Education Dr. Augusto Macalalag will explore how Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) interdisciplinary learning impacts 7th- through 12th-grade student understanding through an educator professional development program.This collaborative research is...

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July 2, 2021

Transitioning to Tier 1 Status

Dear Arcadia Community, Arcadia University is pleased to announce that it has transitioned into Tier 1 status of our COVID Operational Tiers . This transition is due to several factors, including the success of our mitigation measures, the increase in the percentage of vaccinations for University...

July 1, 2021

Honors Students and Alumni Thank Klein for Outstanding Mentorship

Assistant Dean for Honors and Accelerated Programs Helene Klein doesn’t expect thanks for the individualized attention and mentorship she provides to her students, but that’s exactly what she received when her graduate assistant presented her with a book of personalized messages. These submissions...

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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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