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July 29, 2021

Students Present at Mathematics Conference

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 Arcadia Computer Science and Mathematics students presented at the spring conference of the regional section of the Mathematics Association of America , which was held online this year. Erik Edward ’21 and Kody Ream ’21 , with support from Luke Thatcher ’21 , presented...

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July 23, 2021

Professor Otieno Appointed Associate Dean of College of Arts and Sciences

Alex Otieno , a faculty member in the Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Department, was appointed associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 12. In this role, Otieno will contribute to several important initiatives in the College of Arts and Sciences including...

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July 16, 2021

Celebrating 20 Years as Arcadia University

“Our resident assistant (RA) told us that we needed to meet in the chat—now room 107 in the Dining Hall—at midnight,” Assistant Dean of Student Success Bre Donnelly ’04 recalls about the night of Nov. 20, 2000. “It had long been rumored that there was going to be a name change. It was a very unique...

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July 8, 2021

Asamoah ’21M Establishes Organization to Support Girls in Ghana

During a trip home to Kumasi, Ghana in 2018, International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) alumna Comfort Asamoah ’21M was appalled by the treatment of young girls who work in the markets. Asamoah observed and heard stories of girls as young as 8 years old being transported from impoverished...

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July 7, 2021

You’re Not Alone: Mental Health Coming Out of the Pandemic

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 “We made a huge change in our lives, and now we are expected to snap our fingers and go back to the way things were,” said Psychology Instructor Dr. Alison Clabaugh . “I just don't think that's going to be the way that it works for a lot of people.” As restrictions...

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June 28, 2021

Creative Writing and Graphic Design Collaboration Provides Real-World Experience

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 Arcadia students in the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program in Creative Writing got the chance to see their manuscripts in book form after collaborating with Art and Design students. The cross-disciplinary project brought together Christian Patchell ’s Typography class...

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June 14, 2021

MSFS Students DiEmma and Stringer Win at Forensic Science Research Exchange

Master of Science in Forensic Science (MSFS) students Gabrielle DiEmma ‘21M and Amy Stringer ‘21M won awards at the 10th Annual Pennsylvania Forensic Science Research Exchange, coming home with the Graduate Poster Award and the Graduate Oral Presentation Award, respectively. DiEmma presented the...

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June 14, 2021

1853 Communications Nabs Second Place in Students Save Lives Challenge

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 Arcadia’s student-run Public Relations agency, 1853 Communications , won second place in the Students Save Lives College Challenge, organized by the Gift of Life Donor Program . 1853 Communications is run through a practicum course in the Department of Media and...

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May 24, 2021

Arcadia Celebrates Class of 2021 Following Hybrid Academic Year

After more than a year of mainly virtual learning and events, the Arcadia University Class of 2021 celebrated on campus together in socially distanced, in-person Commencement Ceremonies on Thursday, May 20 and Friday, May 21. Over six ceremonies, Arcadia University awarded more than 900...

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May 21, 2021

Olivia Jarvis: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Major and minor: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Neuroscience minor Favorite Arcadia memory: Sitting out on the Haber Green with friends when the weather was beautiful! Involvement on campus: I was a lab assistant in the Psychology department, Learning Resource Network (LRN) advanced tutor and...

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May 13, 2021

Arcadia Cyber League Team Places in National Competition

Arcadia University Computer Science and Mathematics students Alexandr Chebatarev ’22 , Käthe Specht ’22 , Shane Leinbach ’21 , and Nicholas McAndrew ’22 participated as a team in the National Cyber League competition in April, placing in the top 3 percent. As a team, they came in second in the...

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March 30, 2021

Dr. Scott, Krug ’20M Explore Opioid Crisis in Forensic Science Journal

Dr. Karen Scott , director of the Forensic Science program, and Forensic Science alumnus Sam Krug ’20M had their advanced review, “ A toxicological exploration of the opioid crisis ,” published in the August issue of the WIREs Forensic Science journal. In the paper, the two explore the origins of...

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March 12, 2021

For Dr. Varlack, Diversifying One’s Own Perspective Is Crucial to Learning

By Timothy Stasek '21 Many may tend to think of learning as a process specifically for students, but Dr. Christopher Allen Varlack , assistant professor of English, emphasizes how much professors can grow and adapt as well through this process. In fact, a guiding principle for him and for his...

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March 4, 2021

Moore ’21 Embraces Mental Health As Caregiver

English major Tiara Moore ’21 has never known a “typical” college experience. While she works at the Writing Center, is a peer mentor for the Gateway to Success Program, and was a member of the indoor Track & Field team before COVID-19, Moore is also a caregiver for her mother who suffered a...

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March 3, 2021

Public Art Alumna Publishes Book Based on Collaborative Art Experience at Arcadia

Art History alumna Sydney Welch ’20 published her first book “The Art of Collaboration: An In-Depth Look at Creative Practices for Creative People,” which takes an in-depth look at the origins of collaboration and how it takes shape in different ways. Welch found much of her inspiration for the...

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February 23, 2021

Stephens ’21 Gains Medical Experience During COVID-19 as EMT

Psychology major and pre-Physician Assistant (PA) student Kylie Stephens ’21 wanted a more hands-on internship working with patients as opposed to what she calls a “look but can’t touch” experience. With hopes of joining the medical field as a Physician Assistant after graduate school, she wanted...

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February 17, 2021

Reistle ’21 Builds Design Portfolio Through Competitions

Chris Reistle ’21 , Studio Art major with a concentration in Graphic Design and a minor in Marketing, always finds ways to fit his love of art into music and sports. Since the pandemic, his opportunities to combine those passions with professional experience took off through competitions...

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February 15, 2021

Arcadia Chosen to Develop Case Study for International Challenge

By Katherine Haines '21 Arcadia University is one of the institutions The Society of Actuaries (SOA) has coordinated with to develop the case study for the 2021 SOA Case Challenge, which is an eight-week international competition where student teams research, analyze, and present solutions to a...

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December 16, 2020

Motuz ’24 Celebrates Health After 12 Surgeries and Complications from Cleft Lip and Palate

At 18-years-old, Arcadia University biology major Mychajla Motuz '24 has undergone 12 facial reconstruction surgeries to fix her cleft lip and palate, which were complicated by a childhood infection that nearly killed her, and a blood disease. Motuz’s first surgery was at three months old...

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November 11, 2020

Demarest ’05M Brings Closure to Families of Fallen Soldiers

For the past four years of her fifteen year career at the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory (AFDIL), Forensic Science alumna Julie Demarest ’05M has worked to help families of missing soldiers from World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War, and Cold War. As the Technical Leader of the...

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November 10, 2020

Computer Science Helps Students Build Resume with Security Plus Certificate

Assistant Professor of Computer Science Dr. Vitaly Ford teamed up with Sabre Systems, Inc., and the Urban League of Philadelphia to allow students to obtain skills and qualifications that will give them an edge when applying to professional positions in the cybersecurity and technology fields. In...

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