Arcadia University News


April 8, 2016

Art and Community Combine for Art of the Syllabus, April 14

Join students in the University Seminar “The Artist in the Community” on Thursday, April 14, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in Spruance Fine Arts Center as they present art they created this semester in the exhibition, “Art of the Syllabus: The Fusion of Creativity, Education, Community, and Love.” Guided by...

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March 31, 2016

University Students Help Those in Need Through Art

For Arcadia University’s Artist in the Community class, students see the possibilities of transforming everyday objects into art with a little imagination—and how that art can transform someone in need. Led by Adjunct Professor Linda Ruth Paskell , the 15-week course takes students out of the...

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March 29, 2016

Arcadia Hosts International Teachers for Culmination of US State Dept. Program

In February, seventeen international teachers in “American Language: Connecting English Teachers to U.S. History and Culture,” a program organized by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, concluded their experience with culminating activities at Arcadia led by Dr...

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March 14, 2016

Arcadia Program Earns Award to Expand Program for Students with Disabilities

For the first time, the Raising Expectations for Academic Learning (REAL) Certificate program at Arcadia University will be able to offer three partial scholarships to current and new students with autism, thanks to the $15,000 award as part of Autism Speaks’ Brian & Patricia Kelly...

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February 12, 2016

'Potter' Scholar Dr. Appelbaum Speaks with Sparknotes.com

For Dr. Peter Appelbaum , professor in the School of Education, reading the Harry Potter books is more than indulging in the magical escapism that made it the bestselling book series of all time—it's scholarly research. In addition to teaching curriculum studies and education, Dr. Appelbaum studies...

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February 11, 2016

Dr. Brasof’s Book Reviewed in Journal of Education Policy, Planning, and Administration

Student Voice and School Governance: Distributing Leadership to Youth and Adults , a book by School of Education Assistant Professor Dr. Marc Brasof , was reviewed in The Journal of Education Policy, Planning, and Administration in January. "Marc Brasof brings to this book a background rich in...

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January 15, 2016

'Harry Potter' and Rickman's Snape Slytherin to Research at Arcadia

Beloved actor Alan Rickman, known for his languid voice and frequent portrayal of villains, died yesterday at the age of 69. For many, his role as Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films brought to life a complex character and imbued him with a tragic humanity. In this 2008 article in the...

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November 16, 2015

For Sixth Consecutive Year, Arcadia University Ranked First in U.S. in Study Abroad

For the sixth consecutive year, and for the seventh time in the past eight years, Arcadia University is ranked first in the U.S. in study abroad participation, according to the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors report. Arcadia earned the recognition based on the percentage of...

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November 4, 2015

In Huffington Post, Tyson ’13M Explains How Hip-Hop Can Save Schools

Stephen J. Tyson Jr. ’13M was profiled in the Huffington Post on Nov. 2 in an article detailing Tyson’s ideas on the political and social applications of hip-hop, based on a recent appearance at the Apollo Theater with Tyson’s uncle, astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Citing artists in Syria,...

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November 3, 2015

Ed.D. Candidate Majewski Named Finalist for ‘Best in Education’ Prize

Anthony Majewski , a candidate for the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership , placed in the top three finalists for the Escalante-Gradillas Best in Education Prize, a nationwide prize that rewards educators who “exemplify the commitment to learning, discipline, and character-building,” according to the...

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October 13, 2015

At Conference, Educators Discuss Creating Safe and Welcoming Schools

Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine speaks at the School of Education ’s Creating Safe and Welcoming Schools Conference on Sep. 30. Each year, the conference offers educators, community leaders, families, and students the opportunity to collaborate and learn to create safe, affirming...

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October 5, 2015

Four Arcadia Alumni Join Teach for America

Beginning this academic year, four Arcadia University alumni are teaching in underserved communities through Teach for America , a nonprofit that aims to “enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation's most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for...

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September 17, 2015

Trustee Allison Rossett Presents on Educational Technology Strategies

Trustee Allison Rossett ’68EdD facilitates a discussion about strategies to boost engagement for online learning in “Will They Stay or Will They Stray?” on Sept. 17 in the Commons Fireplace Lounge. Dr. Rossett, professor emerita of educational technology at San Diego State University and an expert...

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September 14, 2015

PA Physician General Is Keynote Speaker at Safe and Welcoming Schools Conference, Sept. 30

Newly appointed Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine will deliver the keynote address at the School of Education ’s third annual Creating Safe and Welcoming Schools Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 30. The conference will run from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Castle. A performance and...

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September 9, 2015

Arcadia Ranked Among Best Regional Universities by U.S. News & World Report

In the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, released today, Arcadia University is ranked 41 out of 183 institutions in the North Regional University category, which is tied for fifth among universities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the North category. That puts...

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August 28, 2015

Class of 2019 Ready to Begin Journey

As they crossed Haber Green for the first of many times, Courtney Horst ’19 and Savannah Montgomery ’19 laughed and chatted about rooming together for the upcoming year. “We were assigned randomly, but it worked out really well,” said Horst, a biology major in the Pre-Physical Therapy track. “I’m...

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August 27, 2015

Dr. Kathy Trainor Elected to Board of Early Childhood Educators Organization

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Dr. Kathy A. Trainor , professor and director of inclusive and early childhood fieldwork, was elected to the board of the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children , a group focused on empowering early childhood educators and ensuring...

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August 10, 2015

Princeton Review Names Arcadia Among the ‘Best in the Northeast’

Citing Arcadia’s global perspective, “phenomenal study abroad program,” and “excellent academics,” The Princeton Review has named Arcadia among the “Best in the Northeast” in its “2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” In its website profile on Arcadia, The Princeton Review describes the University...

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August 7, 2015

Dual Enrollment Program with Martin Luther King Jr. High School to Begin in September

The Philadelphia Tribune reported that Arcadia University will offer upperclassmen at The Promise Academy at Martin Luther King Jr. High School the opportunity to earn college credits as part of a dual enrollment program beginning in September. “It’s a win-win situation where we can provide a...

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July 9, 2015

Santangelo Publishes on Teaching to Common Core

Tanya E. Santangelo , assistant professor of education, along with two co-authors from Arizona State University, published “Research-Based Writing Practices and the Common Core: Meta-Analysis and Meta-Synthesis” in the June issue of The Elementary School (University of Chicago Press). The paper...

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June 23, 2015

School of Education Recognizes 10th Anniversary of Doctoral Program

The School of Education celebrated the 10th anniversary of its first cohort for the Doctor of Education on June 11. The event, which brought more than 30 alumni and current students in the Doctor of Education program, also honored the founder of the program, Dr. Christina Ager . After remarks from...

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