Arcadia University News

December 21, 2011

Montgomery News: Student on First Year Study Abroad Program Helps Mom Meet Pen Pal

The Montgomery News recently featured an unlikely connection spanning oceans as well as decades. When Scott Rossiter '15, a Global Media Studies major, elected to participate in the First Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) in London, it gave his mother, Pam, an opportunity to meet her long-time...

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November 17, 2011

Arcadia University Ranks Among Top Leaders in Study Abroad 2011 Report

The Institute of International Education (IIE) kicked off International Education Week and again ranked Arcadia University among the top 10 universities in the United States for the percentage of undergraduate students studying abroad in its Open Doors 2011 report. Arcadia has been in the top 10...

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November 15, 2011

Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96M.Ed. Fuses Art, Service and Education

By JoLynne Bremmer ’10 Finding new ways to pursue her many passions, Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96M.Ed. , has enjoyed a multifaceted career as both an artist and an educator. Over the last 30 years, she has worked as a teacher, a small business owner, a photojournalist and a dedicated volunteer. She...

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October 18, 2011

Minkus ’09 Lands Dream Job at National Constitution Center

Elizabeth Minkus ’09 , Catering Sales Manager for Brulée Catering at the National Constitution Center , has the job of her dreams and is relishing Philadelphia's young professional scene. Living independently in the Rittenhouse Square District of the city, she feels fortunate for her achievements...

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October 11, 2011

Record Numbers Attending Fall Open Houses, Applying Afterward

"If ever you were looking for proof about the value of an Arcadia education, remember that people vote with their feet! We had 1,176 prospective students, family and friends visit us for our September Open House, a record for us, and more are expected this weekend at the Oct. 16 Open House, which...

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October 4, 2011

Taking Cue From Mentors, Pre-Med Lends a Hand in India

By SARAH R. SCHWARTZ ’10 Photography JORDAN RICHARDS ’15 Hardworking and goal-oriented, Sneha Thomas ’13 knows that it often takes more than individual effort to arrive at a destination. Arcadia’s supportive faculty and programs have helped the Biology major begin fulfilling her ambitions, and that...

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August 26, 2011

Arcadia University Named to ACE Initiative on Diversity and Internationalization

Arcadia University , a leader in global education, this week was named to a prestigious American Council on Education (ACE) project to explore best practices that connect international opportunities abroad with diversity efforts on college campuses and public service projects in neighboring...

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July 1, 2011

Reunion 2011: Alumni Awards and Presentations

By Georgene Pilling ’04M, Director of Alumni Relations Total Combined 5-year Reunion Gift from All Reunion Classes $6,676,488 50th Reunion Class Gift A special part of Reunion is the presentation of the 50th Reunion Class Gift to the University. This class gift is composed of all the annual and...

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June 24, 2011

FIPSE Update: Shared Futures Project Emphasizes Global Learning

Editor’s Note: The following article, which appeared in volume 2, issue 1 of the May 2011 Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) Update , reports on Arcadia University’s innovative Global Learning Curriculum made possible by a FIPSE Comprehensive Program Grant. A unit of the...

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June 24, 2011

Zeitz Reflects on Arcadia's Global Connections

Editor’s Note: The following article appeared in the May 2011 Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) Update. It is personal account written by Calynn Zeitz ’11 on Arcadia University’s innovative Global Learning Curriculum, the result of the Shared Futures Project. By Calynn...

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May 18, 2011

MBA Student Declared 2011 Credit Union Youth Ambassador of Pennsylvania

Whitney Thompson , a student in the M.B.A. with a Global Perspective program, was pronounced the winner of a statewide contest to serve as the 2011 Credit Union Youth Ambassador of Pennsylvania. Thompson, a Philadelphia chapter member of the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association and a member...

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March 29, 2011

Scotland Preview Students Encounter Currency in Classroom Comparisons

“The most exciting part of Preview was the freedom to choose to do what I wanted or was most interested in doing while abroad,” says Elementary and Special Education major Stephanie Fell ’14 who recently returned from Scotland Preview. Teamed up with fellow honors student and Elementary Education...

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March 11, 2011

Vienna and Sicily Preview: Transfer Students

Transfer students chose this year between Vienna Preview , where they will learn about the pivotal role that Austria played in both world wars and see this story told through the amazing art and architecture of the city—and Italy Preview to Sicily, where they will investigate the historical and...

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March 11, 2011

Social Action: Students Mark Storm Drains in Watershed

Arcadia University students in the course Social Action and Social Change marked storm drains and cleaned up trash around Burholme Park as part of a service learning project they're doing for the University Seminar, taught by Drs. Jeff and Norah Shultz . The park effort is part of the Tookany/...

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February 18, 2011

Appleby Explores India While Studying Development and Human Rights

By Dave Reale ’09 For her first time traveling beyond Western Europe, International Studies major Jennifer Appleby ’12 decided to go to India. She’s currently spending a semester in Pune through Arcadia’s partnership with the Alliance for Global Education, where she’s experiencing a much different...

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January 25, 2011

16 Students Participate in Service Learning in Guatemala

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 Sixteen students joined Terry Greiner and Dr. Erica R. Davila , Assistant Professor of Education, in Guatemala Jan. 8-16 as part of a four-credit interdisciplinary course. As part of the experience, which Greiner introduced to Arcadia in 2007, students traveled to Zacapa...

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December 21, 2010

Preview Leaders Named for Spring 2011

Janice Finn , Associate Dean of International Affairs, has announced the faculty and staff members selected for the annual Arcadia spring break tradition since 1994—Preview! Preview is a spring break experience for first-year students and transfer students at Arcadia University. Arcadia faculty and...

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November 16, 2010

Arcadia University Ranks #1 in Nation in Undergraduate Participation in Study Abroad

Arcadia University has the #1 undergraduate participation rate in the nation, marking its leadership in international education with an undergraduate participation of 132.2 percent, higher than any other college or university in the United States, according to the Open Doors 2010 report released...

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November 9, 2010

Preview for Transfer Students: Vienna and Sicily in Spring 2011

Preview for transfer students expands this year, adding a Spring 2011 semester course with travel to Austria along with a course with travel to Italy over spring break, March 11 to 18. Each 2-credit course runs from late January until early April. “Vienna: From History to Modernity” will be taught...

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October 26, 2010

Shultz, Shultz and Skilton-Sylvester Lead AAC&U Session on Diversity, Internationalization

Dr. Jeff Shultz , Assistant Provost and Professor of Education, Dr. Norah Shultz , Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences and Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Education, and Dr. Ellen Skilton-Sylvester , Professor of Education and Director of Global Connections,...

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October 15, 2010

NAC&U Cites Arcadia's University Seminars as Innovative Examples

By Marykate Torley ’11 In the October 2010 Association for Integrative Studies (AIS) Newsletter , Lynette Robinson, Director of the New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), was interviewed about colleges that were focused on innovation. Robinson defined a New American College or...

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