Arcadia University News


June 24, 2013

Haywood Named Professor of the Year

For more than 20 years, Dr. Geoffrey Haywood has made an impact on Arcadia students through engaging lecture, relevant syllabi and unbridled enthusiasm. At the conclusion of this past academic year, students and faculty recognized his tenure by naming him Arcadia’s 2013 Professor of the Year. An...

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June 11, 2013

‘A True Visionary,’ Torchia Receives the 2013 Martha Washington Award

Richard Torchia , director of the Arcadia University Art Gallery, received the 2013 Martha Washington Award at the annual end-of-year awards luncheon last month. As director of Arcadia University’s Art Gallery, since 1997, Torchia has organized solo exhibitions for a host of renowned artists,...

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May 8, 2013

Eaton Publishes in Anthology on the Aesthetic Legacy of Ishmael Reed

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , Department of English, authored a chapter titled “‘You have to know way too much?’: Teaching Ishmael Reed in the University Classroom” in On the Aesthetic Legacy of Ishmael Reed: Contemporary Reassessments , edited by Sami Ludwig (World Parade Books: 2013). The anthology is an...

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May 1, 2013

Artists Tony and Eliza Auth Inspire Students

By FRANCESCA MAYR ’16 Photography JOSH BLUSTEIN The respected and admired Tony and Eliza Auth took time out of their busy schedules to speak to a select group of students from Arcadia’s Art and Design and Historical and Political Studies departments on April 11. Students basked in their wealth of...

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April 30, 2013

Leader in Peace and Conflict Studies Excited for Collaboration between Arcadia and University of Sierra Leone

This semester, Dr. Memunatu Pratt, Director of the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at Fourah Bay College at the University of Sierra Leone, visited campus for two weeks to discuss the new collaboration between Arcadia University and the University of Sierra Leone. A Fulbright Scholar,...

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April 26, 2013

Pickle Drop: Art Students Put Shipping Crates to the Test

Each student in Matt Borgen ’s course “The Artist in The Exhibition: Gallery Practicum” had to design a shipping crate for a large jar of pickles that would survive a drop from a second-story window. Here’s what happened when those crates were put to the test. The Pickle Drop artwork was created by...

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April 22, 2013

Hundreds Attend ‘Global Art, Local Heart’ Gallery Opening

On April 18, Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96M.Ed. , and the students of “The Artist in the Community” hosted a gallery opening for Global Art, Local Heart , which is on view in the Judith Taylor Gallery until Friday, April 26. Over the course of the evening, more than 200 people showed their support,...

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April 15, 2013

The Curtain Opens on ‘The House of Bernarda Alba’

Arcadia University Theater, which earned two awards at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival last year, presents Chay Yew’s new adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba , running April 18-28 on Arcadia’s MainStage at the Spruance Fine Arts Center. Directed by...

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April 13, 2013

Sculptor Speaks on Abstraction, Allusion and Allegory

By FRANCESCA MAYR ’16 Back on campus as part of the Department of Art and Design’s Alumni Artist Series, sculptor Mary Kate Maher ’01 shared insights gleaned from graduate school and life as a professional artist. Although Maher concentrated in painting while at Arcadia University, she began to...

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April 1, 2013

Register Now: Acting Course Takes Students Behind Prison Walls

For students in the course “Inside-Out: Acting Behind the Walls,” all the world’s a stage—even when behind prison walls. This life-changing class developed by Celeste Walker , Adjunct Professor of Theater Arts, brings college students together with incarcerated individuals to study as peers in a...

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April 1, 2013

Shannon Nichola Stoner Returns to Arcadia University April 19 to Discuss Egyptian Novel Series

Shannon Nichola Stoner , author of a trilogy of novels set in Ancient Egypt and 2004 graduate of Arcadia University, returns to her alma mater on Friday, April 19, to deliver “Two Worlds Collide in the Works of Shannon Nichola Stoner.” Part of the Arcadia University Writers Return to Campus Series...

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March 25, 2013

USA Today College: Issac ’14 Speaks Out About Poverty Among College Students

On March 20, USA Today College published an article by Print Communication major Christopher Issac ’14 . “My journey: Going to college while going into poverty” focuses on Issac’s struggle to maintain emotional and financial stability in the wake of his parents’ divorce. I never became homeless,...

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March 20, 2013

Moves Like Madison: An Interview with Band of Artists

Sutie Madison ’11 , Director of Band of Artists , studied painting throughout college. However, a course with Alan Powell inspired her to focus on another expressive medium—video—and challenged her to think about dance and disability differently. In her first assignment for the class, Madison, who’...

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March 20, 2013

Binckley Co-Authors Paper on Pirate Perch and Predator-Prey Interactions

Dr. Christopher A. Binckley , Assistant Professor of Biology, co-authored a paper, “Is the pirate really a ghost? Evidence for generalized chemical camouflage in an aquatic predator, Pirate Perch (Aphredoderus sayanus),” which was recently published in The American Naturalist . William Resetarits...

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March 18, 2013

Grecco ’12 Primary Author on Behavioral Priming Publication

Elizabeth Grecco ’12 was the primary author on an article, “Use of Nonconscious Priming to Promote Self-Disclosure,” which was published in Clinical Psychological Science on Feb. 20. Co-authors included Dr. Steven Robbins , Professor and Chair of Psychology, Dr. Eleonora Bartoli , Assistant...

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March 18, 2013

Reporter: Penn Foundation Names Shapiro ’01M Director of Emergency Services

The Reporter reported on March 7 that Wendy Shapiro ’01M is the new Director of Emergency Services at the Penn Foundation. In addition to a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Arcadia, she brings more than 20 years experience to her position. Prior to joining Penn Foundation, Shapiro was...

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March 18, 2013

PR Newswire: American Graduate School in Paris Earns Accolades at MUN Conference

On March 7, PR Newswire announced that students from American Graduate School in Paris, Arcadia University’s partner school, earned accolades in the 14th London International Model United Nations (LIMUN) conference, from Feb. 15 to 17. AGS was represented among the 83 delegates who earned an award...

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March 18, 2013

PR Newswire: American Graduate School in Paris Earns Accolades at MUN Conference

On March 7, PR Newswire announced that students from American Graduate School in Paris, Arcadia University’s partner school, earned accolades in the 14th London International Model United Nations (LIMUN) conference, from Feb. 15 to 17. AGS was represented among the 83 delegates who earned an award...

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March 15, 2013

Arcadia Professor Presents Free Lecture on Tacita Dean and the Soul of Film, March 20

Dr. Shekhar Deshpande , Professor and Chair of Media and Communication at Arcadia University, presents “Tacita Dean, Celluloid, and the Soul of the Film: Analog and Its Other”on Wednesday, March 20. The free lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Commons Great Room, with a reception at 6 p.m...

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March 12, 2013

NewJersey.com: DuBois ’13 Makes Directorial Debut

NewJersey.com reported on March 7 that Caitlin DuBois ’13 is directing Cumberland Players' upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet . DuBois is the youngest mainstage season director Cumberland Players has hosted. While not directing on stage, DuBois, of Bridgeton, is majoring in history at Arcadia...

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March 8, 2013

Psychology Faculty, Students and Alumni Present at EPA Meeting

[wzslider autoplay="true" interval="4000" height="360" info="true"]Six faculty members, 12 undergraduate students, one graduate student and two alumni attended the annual meeting of the 84th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association in New York City, from March 1 to 4. They presented...

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