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Arcadia University alumna Isabela Secanechia

Mar 24, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Secanechia’s Experiences at Arcadia Fuel Passion to Educate Refugees

By Josephine Mueller ’21 Isabela Arena Secanechia ’17 knows how critical English is for social and professional opportunities, and is working to teach the language to adult refugees.   Secanechia is co-founder of the edtech start-up English Language Network of Refugees (ELNOR), the pilot...

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Mar 23, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Womxn Rising Creates Inclusive Space at Arcadia

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 The Arcadia University student organization Womxn Rising is fighting for social justice on campus and beyond.  Previously, Womxn Rising existed as Arcadia's For The Women, but as club membership deteriorated, President Jenna Pagel '21 decided it was time to...

Arcadia University DPT student works a patient's knee at the pro bono clinic

Mar 22, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Opens Student-Run Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic

Arcadia University’s Department of Physical Therapy opened its student-run pro bono clinic on March 18 to provide no-cost physical therapy to underinsured or uninsured community members.  First- and second-year students in Arcadia’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program will develop...

Arcadia University student Alex Cristofori

Mar 18, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Cristofori ’21M, MPH Aspires to Make Health Care More Accessible

By Katherine Haines '21 Dual Master’s of Public Health and Medical Science Alex Cristofori ’21M, MPH has used his last year of graduate school to understand the current social unrest and global health crisis, and to reevaluate his own accountability as both an ally and a future medicine...

Artist rendering of the Act Up conversations.

Mar 15, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Love Pilot Launches for It’s Second Semester With Act-Up

By Josephine Mueller ’21 The LOVE Pilot Program kicked off its second semester with an act-up on Feb. 25, “Mapping and Dismantling Systemic Racism.”  After last semester’s teach-in events, the LOVE program is moving toward action. Speakers at the first act-up included Alex Otieno,...

Arcadia University faculty member Chris Varlack

Mar 12, 2021 Caitlin Burns

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...

Arcadia University faculty member Chris Mullin

Mar 10, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Mullin Researches Impact of Student Media on Careers

By Nikolai Kachuyevski '21 Dr. Chris Mullin ’20EdD, assistant professor of Media and Communication, wanted to know how student experience at collegiate papers and magazines impact career trajectories for women in media. She wondered if there was a link between this experience and the...

Arcadia University Common Read Speaker Stephanie Land

Mar 10, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Common Read Author Land Shines Light on Working Class Struggle

By Katherine Haines '21 At the spring Common Read event on March 3, Stephanie Land, author of Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive, laid bare the stereotypes surrounding people in poverty. At an afternoon student Q&A session moderated by Dr. Jonathan Shandell,...

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Mar 4, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Pedro Rivera and Dr. Danchien Lu to Receive Honorary Degrees

Pedro Rivera, former Pennsylvania Education Secretary and member of President Biden’s Agency Review Team for the Department of Education, and Dr. Danchien Lu, professor of mathematics at Jiangsu University, will receive honorary doctoral degrees from Arcadia University. Rivera, president of...

Arcadia University student Tiara Moore

Mar 4, 2021 Caitlin Burns

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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Mar 3, 2021 Caitlin Burns

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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Mar 3, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Celebrates Women’s History Month

Arcadia University has a long and storied history replete with women who have blazed trails, made history, and etched their impact on local, regional, and global communities. This year, Arcadia celebrates Women’s History Month with several events throughout March for students, alumni, faculty,...