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Mar 11, 2011 Purnell Cropper

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/Tacony...

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Feb 18, 2011 Purnell Cropper

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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Jan 25, 2011 Purnell Cropper

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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Dec 21, 2010 Purnell Cropper

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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Nov 16, 2010 Purnell Cropper

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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Nov 9, 2010 Purnell Cropper

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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Oct 26, 2010 Purnell Cropper

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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Oct 15, 2010 Purnell Cropper

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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Oct 8, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Skilton-Sylvester Guest Speaker at Swedish Literacy Practices Research Group

Dr. Ellen Skilton-Sylvester,  Professor of Education and Director of Global Connections, was the invited speaker at Orebro University at a research network meeting sponsored by the Communication, Culture and Diversity research group on Sept. 21 and 22 in Orebro, Sweden. The workshop included...

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Sep 17, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Student Brings Jane Addams Biographer to Arcadia

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 On Thursday, Sept. 16, more than 65 people showed up to listen to a discussion by Louise Knight, a noted biographer of Jane Addams. The event happened as a result of the efforts of International Studies and Spanish major Amanda Nosel ’11, who spent the summer interning at...

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Aug 24, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Arcadia Named Top Up-and-Coming University

“In spring 2010, for the third year in a row, U.S. News asked the experts who respond to our annual peer assessment survey to identify institutions in their U.S. News ranking category that are making the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, and student life,”...

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Aug 17, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Ireland: 'Turning Sporting Heroes into Heroic Warriors'

Dr. Colin Ireland, Resident Director of The College of Global Studies Dublin Center in Ireland, presented a paper on “Turning Sporting Heroes into Heroic Warriors,” on July 30 at the 34th Annual Conference for the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures. The conference took...