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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 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 student Susan Gallagher

Mar 10, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Gallagher ’21 Finishes Degree After Nearly Two Decades

By Katherine Haines '21 Education Studies major Susan Gallagher ’21 returned to Arcadia University this past fall to finish her degree that she started in 2004. After earning her associate’s degree in Elementary Education from the Community College of Philadelphia in 2003, Gallagher taught...

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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...

Cover image of Sydney Welch's book

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...

Debra Powell Wright with the cover of Philly Jawns

Feb 25, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Q&A with Debra Powell-Wright, Co-Editor of “Philly Jawns”

On Friday, March 26, Arcadia University will host the event Philly Jawns Speak: Mississippi Goddam Revisited 2021 in honor of Women’s History Month. This panel and discussion will focus on how art meets activism. Moderated by Director of Young Men's Initiative at Philadelphia Futures Gabriel...

Arcadia University student Kylie Stephens EMT Certification peers

Feb 23, 2021 Caitlin Burns

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...

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Feb 17, 2021 Caitlin Burns

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...

Arcadia University student athlete Emily Cruz-Pineda

Feb 11, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Cruz-Pineda ’21 Finds Identity Through Study Abroad and Service

By Katherine Haines '21 Emily Cruz-Pineda ’21 started her college journey at Arcadia as undecided on her major. Coming from a family of educators, she decided on Education with a minor in Spanish, although she knew being in front of a classroom wasn’t something she wanted in a career. ...

Arcadia University professor Alex Otieno

Feb 11, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Otieno Examines Health Disparities and Human Rights

This semester, Alex Otieno, assistant professor of Sociology, is continuing his long standing concerns around recognizing and promoting the role of culture and institutions in facilitating and, sometimes, resisting social transformation.  He is using his courses and role as co-facilitator...

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Feb 4, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Acosta’s Experience Helps Prospective Students and Leads to College 101 Workshop Series

As a first-generation college student, Financial Aid and Admissions Counselor Romer Acosta didn’t know what resources were available to him while applying to schools. At Arcadia, he’s working to ensure prospective students know the scholarships and resources available to them. An early...