Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The White House released the College Scorecard, with looks at loan repayment, costs, graduation rates and more of the nations colleges, including Manor College, Arcadia University, Penn State Abington and more.
After President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address in February, the White House has released the College Scorecard. According to the WhiteHouse.gov website, "College Scorecards in the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center make it easier for you to search for a college that is a good fit for you." -- The average student at Arcadia University pays $24,200 a year, after grants and scholarships. A decrease of 2 percent from the institution’s 2007 to 2009 tuition costs. Families typically borrow $22,600 in Federal student loans for undergraduate study, and make payments of $260 a month over 10 years. At the Glenside institution, 4.8 percent of borrowers default on those Federal student loans within …
Monday, April 1, 2013
The forum is part of the school’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution master’s program.
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Monday, April 1
Arcadia University will hold a free forum, “African Solutions to African Problems: Healing after the Rwandan Genocide,” on Monday, April 8. Originally developed in Rwanda and Burundi, the program brings together 20 people from both sides of the conflict – 10 Tutsi and 10 Hutu – in a workshop aimed to restore normal relationships and begin a process of healing and reconciliation. Facilitated by Amy Cox, Administrative Director of the IPCR, and Theoneste Biximana, Co-founder and Coordinator of Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC), the three-hour workshop will begin at 6:30 p.m., in the Grey Towers Castle Rose and Mirror Rooms. The Rwandan genocide was a mass slaughter in 1994 that resulted in an estimated 500,000 to one million …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Taking in the architectural beauty around Abington.
Did you know that Arcadia University, originally named Beaver Female Seminary, was an all female seminary? But, according to the university's Wikipedia page, the school attained collegiate status in 1872 and admitted men from 1872 until 1907 and then limited enrollment to just women until 1972. Learn more about Arcadia here and on its website.
Monday, March 11, 2013
The juried art show is currently exhibited at Arcadia University and features 28 Bucks and Montgomery county public high schools.
Abington Senior High School art students are currently are showcasing their work at the 26th-annual juried “Touch the Future” art show, open now until March 14 at Arcadia University in Glenside. The annual exhibition consists of artwork from public high schools in Bucks and Montgomery counties, and features artwork of every creative medium. According to an article on Abington Patch, the Mideastern Region of the Pennsylvania State Education Association (MER/PSEA) and the Council for the Advancement of Public Schools (CAPS) sponsors the art show, which began as a way to honor Christa McAuliffe, “the first teacher in space, who perished aboard the space Shuttle Challenger. McAuliffe’s motto was, ‘I touch the future … I teach.’” This year’s …
Monday, February 4, 2013
The commissioners will hold a meeting tonight.
Monday, February 4
The Montgomery County Commissioners will hold the third of their “Conversations with your Commissioners” program tonight at Arcadia University. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the Castle of the Glenside college. The program is part of a series in which the Montgomery County Commissioners hold meetings throughout the county. “These conversations with the commissioners are another in a series of ways we are trying to keep residents informed about what we are doing,” Josh Shapiro, chair of the commissioners, said. “We live stream our meetings on line and use social media a great deal to inform everyone about what is going on in the county. “We urge residents to attend these conversations so they can hear what we have tried to do during…
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Up to 150 displaced
A Friday night fire heavily damaged a condominium complex in the Wyncote section of Cheltenham, forcing up to 150 people from their homes. As many as 200 firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and other responders assisted at the scene on 1600 W. Church Road, near Arcadia University. For more on the fire, read Patch's full report here.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
From Hoboken to Glenside
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Brian Granata will be Arcadia University’s new director of athletics and recreation. Granata was the assistant director of athletics at Stevens Institute of Technology — a job he has held since 2005 While there, his teams rose in the NCAA rankings, going from number 59 to 13 in the country in the 2010-11 NACDA Learfield Sports Director’s Cup Division III final standings. “Under our retiring Athletic Director, Shirley Liddle, Arcadia came to dominate the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC), and she then moved us up into the Middle Atlantic Conferences (MAC),” Arcadia President Carl Tobey Oxholm III said. “Under our next Athletic Director, we are intent on becoming a powerhouse in the MAC. We are confident Brian can bring us to that …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Arcadia University inaugurated its 20th president earlier this week.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Carl Tobey Oxholm III will take the controls of the university in Glenside. He was intalled in a ceremony at the university on Saturday. According to a press release, Oxholm started his legal career in Philadelphia and worked with the Philadelphia Solicitor’s Office. He also worked at Drexel University, where he led the acquisition of MCP Hahnemann University and the creation of Drexel Law. Arcadia University Board Chairwoman Margaret Wright Steele, Class of 1980, conducted the installation and presented him with the Presidential Chain of Office. -- Information courtesy of Neff Associates/Arcadia University
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Arcadia University will install its 20th President
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Carl Tobey Oxholm III will be inaugurated as Arcadia University’s 20th president today at 3 p.m. in the Kuch Center Alumni Gymnasium. Arcadia University Board Chairwoman Margaret Wright Steele, Class of 1980, will conduct the installation and will present him with the Presidential Chain of Office. The event may be watched live at www.arcadia.edu/inauguration. U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter will be in attendance. According to a press release, Oxholm started his legal career in Philadelphia and worked with the Philadelphia Solicitor’s Office. He also worked at Drexel University, where he led the acquisition of MCP Hahnemann University and the creation of Drexel Law. Ali A. Houshmand, Interim President of …
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Directions for Changing Your Career
As you take delight in the blooming flowers of spring, you might be inspired to plant some personal seeds that will blossom into a new career. Trying to figure out what you want to do with your life can be both challenging and exciting. You can often find clues to your future by stepping back in the past and reflecting on your experiences, accomplishments and those unique and special talents that you may have been taking for granted. Think of your career as a life long process requiring a careful evaluation of your values, skills and interests. Most of us hope to find work that exercises our abilities, stimulates our ambitions and suits our personalities. This search is no easy task. If you take the time to focus on your interests, belief …