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May 4, 2022

Fostering Conversations and Research on Race:CASAA Awards Its First Round of Microgrants for Scholarship and Antiracist Pedagogy

In efforts to advance scholarship on race, racism, and social justice in the past as well as the contemporary world, the directors of the Center for Antiracist Scholarship, Advocacy, and Action (CASAA) at Arcadia University unveiled a new initiative—the CASAA Microgrants Program—in March 2022. Part...

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May 3, 2022

Arcadia University to Award Honorary Degree to Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine

Arcadia University is proud to announce that it will award an honorary doctoral degree to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at its Commencement on May 20. Arcadia joins at least 15 other institutions across the country that will confer degrees on President Zelensky this Commencement season. “...

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April 26, 2022

Art Majors Present at Symposium on Clothing and Jewelry, and the Condemnation of Female Authority

On April 2, Arcadia University art history majors Jessica Smith’ 22 (in photo, at right) and Julia Gregory ’23 presented papers at the Philadelphia-Area Undergraduate Art History Symposium, held at Saint Joseph's University. Smith presented a summary of her thesis, "Clothing & Jewelry: A...

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April 21, 2022

Actuarial Science Alumni Panel Provides Insight to Students

On April 14, Arcadia University’s Math and Computer Science department welcomed back Actuarial Science alumni to campus for a panel discussion with current students. The panel, which featured William Buhring ‘19, Carlie Banchi ’20, Kelsey Mashinski ‘21, and Jacob Walsh ’21, covered a variety of...

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April 20, 2022

Egyptian Students Visit Campus on April 21 for STEM Showcase

At the Egyptian STEM Student Showcase at Arcadia University on Thursday, April 21, students from Egypt shared how they came to attend top U.S. colleges and universities, thanks in part to a program developed with the help of Arcadia faculty. Starting in 2011, Arcadia faculty members worked with the...

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April 20, 2022

For Some at Arcadia, Service Means Introspection, Mutual Aid, Community

By Sarah Marsh , Office of Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion program coordinator, and Anthony Reyes , program coordinator Gateway to Success/Act 101 Program and Undergraduate Success academic advisor What does service mean to you? How does it inspire you to act? For some at Arcadia...

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April 18, 2022

Black Excellence at Arcadia Celebrated on April 10

Arcadia University and the Black Awareness Society (BAS) celebrated Black students, faculty, and staff at the first Black Excellence Social on Sunday, April 10 in Grey Towers Castle. The event served as an opportunity to highlight Black excellence at Arcadia both past and present, such as Daijah...

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April 15, 2022

Faculty and Staff Invited to ‘Career Influencers’ Training Session

Arcadia University faculty and staff are invited to join their colleagues for a “career influencer” virtual training session Thursday, August 25, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants will learn from experts and one another about influencing students' career readiness. Due to the interactive...

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April 15, 2022

April 14: Arcadia COVID Indicators And Response Levels

During the pandemic, Arcadia University has implemented varying restrictions and recommendations designed to protect our community. Early on we published a tiered system indicating which actions would likely be taken when certain benchmarks were reached in the pandemic. With new variants of the...

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April 15, 2022

Dr. Kimberly Dean Named Rosemary and Walter Blankley Endowed Chair in Education at Arcadia University

Dr. Kimberly Dean , assistant professor of Education, has been named Arcadia University’s next Rosemary and Walter Blankley Endowed Chair in Education; the three-year term runs from the 2022-2023 to the 2024-2025 academic year. Dr. Dean’s proposal, “Expanding Capacity through Connection: Disability...

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April 14, 2022

Remache ’19 Receives National Science Foundation Fellowship

Leslie Remache, who earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Arcadia University in 2019, has been accepted into the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing...

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April 13, 2022

Education Students, Dr. Kolb Present at English Language Development Conference

Dr. Andrea Kolb, adjunct professor of Education at Arcadia University, and Education graduate students Jacob Adams, Frances Bass, Kathleen Biddle, Allison Haughey, Rasheda Muhammad, and Devon Newman presented at the virtual Pennsylvania Department of Education English Language Development (PDE ELD...

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April 11, 2022

Arcadia University Debuts Class of 2021 Student Outcomes Through New Data Visualization Tool

As part of Arcadia University’s commitment to evaluate and continually improve student outcomes, the University is pleased to release its graduate and undergraduate Class of 2021 student outcomes data. As higher education grapples with the effects of the COVID pandemic, Arcadia’s graduate and...

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April 5, 2022

Dr. Appelbaum Selected to Serve on National Committee for Excellence in Math and Science Awards, Featured as Curriculum Scholar of the Week by National Curriculum Studies Association

Dr. Peter Appelbaum , professor of Education and director of Education Studies and Art Education Programs at Arcadia University, has been selected to serve on the National Selection Committee (NSC) review panel for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)...

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April 1, 2022

Resist is a Womanist Word: A Tribute to Sonia Sanchez and Call for Submissions: Sonku for Sonia

This year, poet, activist, and scholar Sonia Sanchez will receive an honorary doctoral degree and address the Class of 2022 at Commencement ceremonies for Arcadia University. Renowned for the messages of freedom and activism in her work, Sanchez once declared that "[r]esist is an ancient word. A...

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March 30, 2022

Arcadia University TEDx Event, April 14: Beyond the Mask

The final TEDx Arcadia University conference – an event where speakers share “ideas worth spreading” – will be Thursday, April 14, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Following the theme “Beyond the Mask,” the conference will explore topics including societal norms and criminal and social justice. Registration is...

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March 30, 2022

Academic Excellence of Students and Faculty Celebrated at 2022 Honors Convocation

The importance of authenticity, vulnerability, and discovery were central themes at this year’s in-person Honors Convocation at Arcadia University on March 26, which celebrated the academic excellence of students and faculty. The annual event recognizes graduate and undergraduate students who earn...

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March 29, 2022

April 1-3: Arcadia University Theater Presents: Euripides The Bakkhai

Arcadia University Theater Arts announces full casting and production details for Euripides The Bakkhai a new version by Anne Carson. Directed by Theater Arts guest teaching artist Katherine Wilkinson, The Bakkhai will play Arcadia’s Little Theater April 1-3, 2022. The Bakkhai (Euripides’ most...

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March 28, 2022

Maya Johnson Joins Arcadia as Assistant Director of Counseling / Diversity Initiatives

In January 2022, Maya Johnson, M.S., LPC , joined Arcadia University as assistant director of Counseling/Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives. Her role includes working with Counseling Services and with campus partners—staff, faculty, and students—to identify and develop strategies to best support...

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March 28, 2022

U.S. News & World Report: Arcadia Graduate Programs Among Nation’s Best

In its 2023 rankings, released on March 29, U.S. News & World Report once again ranks two of Arcadia University’s graduate programs, Public Health and Education, among the best in the nation. Arcadia’s Public Health graduate program ranked among the top such programs nationally and sixth in the...

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March 22, 2022

Poet Sonia Sanchez to Receive Honorary Degree, Address Class of 2022 at Arcadia University Commencement

Arcadia University is proud to announce that renowned poet, activist, and scholar Sonia Sanchez will receive an honorary doctoral degree and address the Class of 2022 at Commencement ceremonies on Thursday and Friday, May 19-20. Arcadia is one of the first institutions in the nation to offer women...

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