Global Connections

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Nov 17, 2011 Purnell Cropper

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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Nov 15, 2011 Purnell Cropper

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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Oct 18, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

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 and...

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Oct 11, 2011 Purnell Cropper

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...

Oct 4, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

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...

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Aug 26, 2011 Purnell Cropper

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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Jul 1, 2011 Purnell Cropper

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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Jun 24, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

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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Jun 24, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

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 Purnell Cropper

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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Mar 29, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

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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Mar 11, 2011 Purnell Cropper

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...