Arcadia University News


September 10, 2014

The Times Herald: Rose Comments on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

In an article published in The Times Herald titled “Keep the heat on the ALS ice bucket challenge,” Professor of Biology at Arcadia University Dr. Wesley Rose , who was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease) nine years ago, offered the following quote: As a progressive...

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September 10, 2014

The Mercury: Mattiola Supports Ending Discrimination Against LGBT Pennsylvanians

Chantel Mattiola , a graduate of Arcadia University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution program , spoke outside of the Pottstown Borough Hall on Aug. 7 to show her support for House Bill 300, which bans discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Pennsylvanians. The...

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September 5, 2014

Arcadia University Graphic Design Students Participate in AIGA Event ‘This is My Philly’

AIGA Philadelphia will hold an opening for the exhibition This is My Philly on Friday, Sept. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. Now in its fourth year, This is My Philly is a partnership between the design organization AIGA Philadelphia and the PhillySpells Writing Lab, a local organization that provides free...

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September 2, 2014

Gaines Finds That Dead Men Do Tell Tales

By COURTNEY WRIGHT It’s pitch black, long after dark in a south N.J. wood. A group of police officers, dodging heavy branches and nocturnal creatures, lugs a large spotlight, illuminating the forest. To add to the potential eeriness, a massive nest of daddy long legs seemed to beckon Allison Gaines...

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August 31, 2014

Complex Issues of the Female Form Explored in Alumni Spotlight Art Exhibition

[box border="full"] Artist Lecture : Jannalyn Bailey will give a lecture on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 4:30 p.m. in the Commons Great Room. A reception will follow.[/box] In an exhibit at the Arcadia University Commons Art Gallery, Jannalyn Bailey explores complex issues related to the perception of...

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August 27, 2014

Van Horne Presents Research on Femicides at John Jay Conference

In early June, Dr. Sheryl Van Horne presented a paper titled “The Impact of Religious Participation on Femicides across the U.S.: Implications for Community Change” in Athens, Greece, at John Jay’s Biennial International Conference on The Rule of Law in an Era of Change: Security, Social Justice...

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August 25, 2014

Brown and Daniels Co-author Paper in ‘Evolutionary Psychology’

Dr. Christina Brown , assistant professor of Psychology, and Emily Daniels ’14 , who graduated from Arcadia University with a B.A. in Psychology, recently published a journal article on their research, titled “Verbal compliments as a differential source of mate poaching threat for men and women” in...

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July 31, 2014

6ABC: Deshpande Discusses ‘Boyhood’

Brock Koller ’05 reviewed Boyhood , a film that captures a coming-of-age story that was shot over a 12-year period, for 6ABC. Koller, a student of Dr. Shekhar Deshpande , professor and chair of media and communication, interviewed for the article. He and Deshpande discussed how the film’s format...

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July 17, 2014

Haumesser ’11 and Kinebrew ’90 Named Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellows

Each year, the Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship recruits teacher candidates who have worked or are working in the science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine (STEMM) fields to complete a master’s program, earn their teaching licenses, and commit to three years of teaching math and...

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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 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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