Arcadia University News

April 18, 2018

At Global Expo, Students Showcase Preview Experiences

The 350 first-year and transfer students from Arcadia’s 15 Preview courses presented a world of discoveries, from traditional dresses to hand-woven hammocks made of recycled plastic, at the 25th annual Global Expo on April 13. From March 9 to 16, students on Preview traveled to England, Ireland,...

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February 22, 2018

Segura ’18 Named a Fulbright Semi-Finalist for South African Research Project

Claudia Segura ’18 , a Political Science major, has been named a semifinalist for a research award from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Fulbright will make a final decision on her application between March...

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April 5, 2017

Ahmadi ’17 and Long ’17 First Undergraduates at Arcadia to Receive Fulbright Awards, Will Teach English Overseas

Zahra Ahmadi and Clifford Long , members of the Arcadia University Class of 2017, are the first undergraduate students in Arcadia University history to earn a Fulbright U.S. Student Award from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Ahmadi and Long were...

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April 4, 2016

Arcadia’s Alternative Spring Break Helps Build Houses in Mexico

By Marcella Haddad '18 Over Arcadia University’s spring break, while first-year and transfer students readied for Preview, a group of 38 undergraduate and alumni volunteers participated in the weeklong Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC) Alternative Spring Break , a community service-...

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October 3, 2014

Jasmine Henderson ’15: ‘Crossing the Age Divide’ through Shakespeare with Seniors

Transfer-turned-Honors student Jasmine Henderson ’15 is excited to participate in her first service learning experience, a course called Shakespeare with Seniors, which will fulfill Arcadia’s Undergraduate Curriculum requirement for a Global Connections Experience. She’s also nervous to be working...

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February 4, 2014

Times Chronicle: Paskell ’81, ’96M.Ed. Brings Passion for Art to Classroom, Community

The Times Chronicle featured Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96M.Ed. in a story highlighting Paskell’s commitment to bringing the arts to the community and how she has returned to her alma mater to share her passion with students. “My class fuses art, love and service together,” she said. “Art is the tool...

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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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December 10, 2012

‘Global Art, Local Heart’ Reaches the Glenside Community

Students in the Global Connections course “The Artist in the Community” are taking their exhibition, Global Art, Local Heart , deeper into the Glenside community. Their work will be showcased at Elcy’s Cafe and Coffee House (1 S. Easton Road, Glenside, Pa.) starting Thursday, Dec. 13, and will be...

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December 5, 2012

Building Community through Art

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography KARA WRIGHT ’14 and CHRISTINA YEE ’14 Global Art, Local Heart , an exhibition organized by the students and instructor of “The Artist in the Community,” opened in the Judith Taylor Gallery on Nov. 29. The collection of colorful artwork adorning the walls and display...

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August 29, 2012

Inside-Out Program Explores Social Justice Through Yogic Path

What happens when you put a dozen students in a room with a dozen incarcerated individuals to practice yoga? It's up to Arcadians to find out. “Living Your Yoga” is a course offered through the national Inside-Out program. It takes students behind the walls of the Philadelphia Detention Center to...

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June 25, 2012

Jacobsen Heads to Rwanda to Train Community Leaders

Dr. Bill Jacobsen , Adjunct Professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution , is preparing for a six-week trip to Rwanda where he will be one of the facilitators for the second international Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities training. HROC brings together former enemies to heal and...

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June 18, 2012

Pilachowski Wins PAGH Scholarship, Prepares for Clinical Training in Thailand

Emily Pilachowski , a student in the third year of the dual degree program in Master of Public Health and Master of Medical Science (Physician Assistant) , won a $250 student scholarship from Physician Assistants for Global Health (PAGH), a non-profit organization working to meet the needs of PAs...

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June 8, 2012

'The Chronicle of Higher Ed' Quotes Shultz and Siskind on 'Global Connections'

Arcadia University was mentioned in Ian Wilhelm's The Chronicle of Higher Education article "Northern Arizona U. Overhauls Curriculum to Focus on 'Global Competence.'" The Association of American Colleges and Universities supports the general-education approach and has worked with more than 100...

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April 26, 2012

ASIA Club Continues Tea House Tradition

By Michael Schwartz ’14 On a perfectly sunny day in April, members of Arcadia University’s ASIA Club led fellow students on an excursion to the Shofuso House and Garden, a traditional Japanese dwelling in Philadelphia. The setting was so calm and serene that the day’s worries seemed to melt away...

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April 24, 2012

Arcadia Launches Global Workshop Series with 20 Philadelphia Faculty in Cuba

Arcadia University launches its Global Faculty Development Workshop series in June at the University of Havana in Cuba. The global series aims to spur faculty leadership in campus internationalization across the nation. Twenty faculty from Philadelphia area universities will join Arcadia University...

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April 17, 2012

Paskell ’81,’96M.Ed., Gripper’12, Monaghan’12 Apply Seminar Skills Abroad

Adjunct Professor Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96M.Ed. and seniors Ashley Gripper and Kate Monaghan recently returned from the Nyanza Province of Kenya, where they worked at the Ogada Children’s Center, an orphanage that cares for children, most of whose parents have died of HIV/AIDS or related...

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April 13, 2012

Global Expo—Nearly 400 Students with Stories to Tell

Over spring break Arcadia University students traveled to 16 countries to complete fieldwork and in-country study for 17 Preview courses and four ID courses. The Commons will be abuzz as they convene to celebrate and present projects inspired by their international experiences at Global Expo on...

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March 9, 2012

Philadelphia Magazine: Advantage in Current Job Market, Arcadia's International MBA

Philadelphia Magazine featured Arcadia University’s MBA program in “Philadelphia magazine’s Guide to Graduate Schools,” in the March 2012 edition: Today, concentrations extend beyond traditional areas like marketing and finance, covering emerging fields such as healthcare, technology, and...

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February 20, 2012

Education Chair's Message

Connectivity has almost become a cliché, and as such, pushes us to challenge the truth of the inherent idea. In a recent interview that I heard with Viola Davis, where she commented on the criticism that The Help perpetuates stereotypical portrayals of African Americans, she suggested that in order...

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February 7, 2012

Kubischta ’10 Discovers Love and a Legal Career in London

Catherine Kubischta ’10 grew up on a small farm in the heart of North Dakota and dreamt of someday practicing law and exploring the globe. She came to Arcadia as an International Studies major and was one of the first students to declare a major in Global Legal Studies (GLS), new to Arcadia in 2006...

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February 3, 2012

Metro: 'Arcadia Has an Advocate in the President's Office'

'When Carl Oxholm III became president of Arcadia University in Glenside last summer, he immediately began talking to everyone he could about the university. 'Students, graduates, teachers, maintenance people, neighbors, elected officials, religious leaders—I wanted to hear their versions of what...

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