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Apr 15, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Schinella ’21MMS Leans on Family to Find His Passion

By Katherine Haines '21 When Physician Assistant student Jeffrey Schinella ’21MMS found out his second child, Joy, would likely be born with Downs Syndrome, it sent him down a path he never expected. After graduating from Indiana University with a Religion and East Asian Studies...

Arcadia University president Ajay Nair

Apr 15, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Nair Reappointed to Five-year Term as President

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Arcadia University has reappointed President Ajay Nair to a second term of five years, beginning July 1, 2021.  “From his first day at Arcadia, President Nair has shown tremendous leadership and a bold vision that will continue our...

Arcadia University student speaks to a woman across the table from her

Apr 9, 2021 Caitlin Burns

OSVPE Helps Sexual Violence Survivors Find Resources

When the University received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women, Arcadia sought to assess, implement, and sustain programming on sexual violence prevention and education, including campus surveying, prevention programming, and capacity...

Arcadia University student Violet Sleigh

Apr 2, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Sleigh ’21 Creates, Donates Masks to Carole’s Place

By Katherine Haines '21 When History major Violet Sleigh ’21 visited Carol’s Place, a shelter for women and children who are victims of abuse in Norristown, in fall 2019 as part of the Artist in the Community course, she wanted a way to stay involved and help others.    With the...

Two Arcadia students watch as male teacher stretches back of student on PT table

Apr 2, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Physical Therapy Faculty and Students Present at 100th Annual Combined Sections Meeting

The Department of Physical Therapy participated in the 100th annual Combined Sections Meeting hosted by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), which was held virtually this year throughout February and March.  Eleven core Arcadia faculty, two adjunct faculty, at least seven...

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Apr 1, 2021 Caitlin Burns

April 5-9: Public Health Week Events on Addiction, Climate Change, Resilience

Arcadia University celebrates National Public Health Week (NPHW) from April 5 to April 9 with events on addiction, climate change, resilience, and careers. The topics reflect the daily themes of rebuilding, galvanizing climate change, and building COVID-19 resilience set by the American Public...

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Apr 1, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Paskell ’81, ’96MEd Brings World Culture to “Community” Class

Adjunct Professor of Education Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96MEd is bringing world culture to her Artist in the Community class. With her car packed full of borrowed Fair Trade items from Ten Thousand Villages in Chestnut Hill, such as boxes made from saris in Bangladesh and boxes made in...

Undergraduate Grading Policy for Spring 2021 Semester

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 12:30

In response to the ongoing challenges students are experiencing related to COVID-19 and the recent network outages, Arcadia University is once again adopting an expanded pass/fail grading option for undergraduate students for the spring 2021 semester – one that is similar but not identical to what was adopted for the fall 2020 semester.

The following opt-in policy applies to all... Read More

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Arcadia University alumna Alex Sims

Mar 31, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Sims ’18 Uses Arcadia Experience to Become First Responder in DC

Alexandria (Alex) Sims ’18, who helps keep residents, tourists, and commuters safe while they are in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, points to how her International Studies degree influenced her career path as a first responder in the nation’s capital.  “Arcadia taught me a lot...

Arcadia University graduate Marlene Sokolow

Mar 29, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Sokolow ’21: A Degree 31 Years in the Making

By Katherine Haines '21 This spring, Marlene Sokolow ’21 will be among the hundreds of students earning degrees at Arcadia University’s Commencement in May. One difference is that Sokolow, who will receive a Bachelor of Arts in English, began her journey in 1990, at age 43, at Beaver College....

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Mar 25, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Patterson ’21 Refuses to Allow Obstacles Slow Her in Work with Patients

By Katherine Haines '21 Biology major Megan Patterson ’21, a Pre-Physician Assistant (PA) student, has always known that she wanted to have a career in medicine, which is a difficult undertaking in the most optimal of conditions. Patterson, though, who is deaf and blind, is determined to...

Arcadia University alumna Lynn Darling Hendershot

Mar 25, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Lynn Darling Hendershot ’66 Establishes Endowed Scholarship

Arcadia University is pleased to announce that Beaver College alumna, Lynn Darling Hendershot ’66 has established the Lynn Darling Hendershot ’66 Endowed Scholarship. Specifically designed to reduce the financial burden associated with the pursuit of higher education, the Lynn Darling Hendershot...