Arcadia University News


July 11, 2014

Arcadia Class Makes Headlines in Sierra Leone

By CHRISTOPHER SARACHILLI ’14 In late spring, the Ministry of Youth Affairs in Sierra Leone hosted Arcadia University students in Freetown, the nation’s capital, garnering notice in local newspapers such as The Exclusive and The Awareness Times , as well as on the country’s national television...

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July 9, 2014

Stéfon Marquette Awarded Gilman Scholarship

Each year, the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program aims to open the study abroad experience up to students with financial constraints, as well as expand the study abroad student population by supporting students with underrepresented majors, diverse ethnic backgrounds and...

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July 8, 2014

The Alternative Press: Art Therapy Student Commissioned to Paint Mural at the North Penn Boys and Girls Club

On July 3, The Alternative Press reported that the Lansdale Mural Arts Program (LMAP) selected Ashley Walter , a psychology major with a concentration in art therapy and a minor in fine arts at Arcadia University, to design and complete a mural on the North Penn Boys and Girls Club at 16...

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July 8, 2014

Shandell Receives Award from the American Theatre and Drama Society

Dr. Jonathan Shandell , associate professor of theater arts, recently received the American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS)’s Publication Subvention Award for his essay “Turning ‘Negroes’ into ‘People’ on Stage: Anna Lucasta in Harlem and on Broadway.” ATDS, an organization of scholars and...

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July 2, 2014

Dr. Hugh Grady Named Professor Emeritus at Arcadia University

Dr. Hugh Grady , a preeminent Shakespearean scholar who taught English literature and writing at Arcadia University for 27 years, has been named professor emeritus at the University. Grady, who retired from Arcadia following the 2013-14 academic year, is commended for his dedication to teaching,...

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June 24, 2014

Schall Publishes Poetry in ‘Streetnotes’

Director of the Writing Center Daniel Schall published “Philadelphiamble,” a photo-essay-style set of four poems, in Streetnotes , a peer-reviewed ethnography and poetry journal based at the University of California (Davis). The pieces Schall submitted to Streetnotes comprised roughly a third of...

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June 24, 2014

Van Horne Presents and Leads at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

Dr. Sheryl van Horne , assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, presented two papers at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) in Philadelphia: “Transporting the Criminal Justice Field to the Classroom: Utilizing Narratives in Introductory...

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June 24, 2014

McCreery Receives Distinguished Curriculum Fellowship for First-Year Seminar

Adjunct Professor Allyson McCreery was awarded a Curriculum Fellowship from the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict. The fellowship is intended to support and advance teaching in the field of civil resistance studies and will be applied to McCreery’s First-Year Seminar “Making Moves:...

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June 5, 2014

Works by Batchelor, Profitt ’11 and Garvey ’09 Featured in Exhibition at the University of the Arts

June 4 marked the official opening of “Between Matter and Experience,” an exhibition at the University of the Arts that includes the works of Betsey Batchelor , associate professor in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, and Krista Profitt ’11 and Lauren Garvey ’09 , alumni of the painting...

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May 29, 2014

Brown publishes in ‘The Journal of Positive Psychology’ and the ‘Journal of Applied Social Psychology’

Dr. Christina Brown , assistant professor of psychology, published two papers: “Self compassion, empathy, and helping intentions” in The Journal of Positive Psychology , and “Different perceptions of self-handicapping across college and work contexts” in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology ...

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May 29, 2014

Isard Presents at the Drexel University e-Learning 3.0 Conference

Josh Isard , director of the MFA in creative writing program and assistant professor of English, presented “Mobile Devices, Apps, and Leaving the LMS” to tech writers, consultants, and representatives from companies like Blackboard and Lockheed Martin at the Drexel University e-Learning 3.0...

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May 13, 2014

Roland Adjovi, Resident Scholar at Arcadia University, Elected to United Nations Working Group

Roland Adjovi , resident scholar at The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University, has been elected to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. The three-year mandate (2014-16) begins immediately. A jurist with extensive teaching experience, Adjovi served as academic director...

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May 8, 2014

Counseling Program Grad Students Recognized for Helping Lineberger ’13M, Montco Foster Parents

By Courtney Wright Last year, a group of graduate students in the Counseling Program at Arcadia University came together to assist a recent graduate in need of help with a local organization she was leading. This June, the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA) will recognize those students...

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May 8, 2014

Uberti Encourages Patience, Passion to Cultivate Success

View more videos from Uberti's interview On April 21, award-winning visual journalist Oliver Uberti presented “Snails Are Actually Pretty Good Role Models: Perhaps a New Way of Looking at Life After Art School” at Arcadia University in the Commons Great Room. Uberti, who visited Arcadia as part of...

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April 30, 2014

Guest Lecturer, Author Talks Nation Branding With Students

By JASMINE L. HENDERSON ’15 “Nation” may conjure a multitude of images: a country’s flag, food, subcultures, patriotism, innovations—any number of things that define experiences within its boundaries. The word “brand” is often associated with clothing, electronics, fast food franchises, even credit...

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April 28, 2014

Head of Kosovar Institute, Former Adviser to Kosovo President Visits Arcadia,Talks about Building New Kosovo

By JASMINE L. HENDERSON ’15 On April 14, Ilir Deda, executive director at the Kosovar Institute for Policy Research and Development (KIPRED), delivered his talk, Building a New Country: Hopes and Challenges, in the Dining Complex Amphitheater 107. As part of the Office of International Affairs and...

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April 16, 2014

Workshop, Gala, Lecture Celebrate Lifetime Accomplishments of Children’s Author Jennifer Bryant ’99M

By CHRISTOPHER SARACHILLI ’14 The Castle Mirror Room did not seem like a typical pre-lecture scene at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 21. Rather than hushed murmurs in the seats, those eager to hear Jennifer Bryant ’99M speak were met with a row of empty chairs and loud conversation floating in from the...

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April 7, 2014

Nollywood (Cinema from Nigeria) Expert Lectures at Arcadia University, April 9, 11

Akpor Otebele, an expert on Nollywood (cinema from Nigeria) and director of the Arusha African Film Festival , will lecture at Arcadia University on an overview of African cinema using specific examples of Nollywood features, practices, and culture. Wednesday, April 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in...

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March 31, 2014

Arcadia University Theater’s Final Production of the Year Encourages Living Out Loud

By JASMINE L. HENDERSON ’15 Arcadia University Theater’s final dramatic show of the season started with a reading assignment in Professor of Theater Arts Kathryn Petersen ’s course on children’s theater over a year ago. Though Sarah Gubbins’ play, fml: how Carson McCullers saved my life , was...

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March 25, 2014

Morrow Study Accepted for Publication

Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology Dr. Michael Morrow had a study, “Fifth-grade children’s daily experiences of peer victimization and negative emotions: Moderating effects of sex and peer rejection,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology . Amanda Thomson ,...

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