New site, same commitment...
Past Legs Against Arms events have been held at LaSalle College, the Mann Music Center and St. Joseph’s University, but for PSR’s Sunday, April 6, 2014 Legs Against Arms VIII, PSR is bringing the event to Arcadia University in Glenside with the goal of finding a permanent home for the event moving into the future. Arcadia’s renowned Physician Assistant Department provides a direct medical link to the event and opens up the possibility of establishing a student PSR chapter at Arcadia that would connect students in the program with a wide network of socially active physicians and other health professionals. Arcadia’s School of Education already looks at school climate issues such as bullying and other forms of violence and LAA offers students and staff a connection to major resources for such efforts. The newly created Rendell Center for Citizenship and Civics at Arcadia University provides another natural tie with LAA since LAA is essentially civic engagement at its root level. The event will also provide another service avenue for Cindy Rubino and all of the student volunteers in Arcadia’s Service Office. There is also an obvious connection between LAA and Arcadia’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution. Arcadia University’s School of Continuing Studies is another partner for LAA, committed as it is to providing relevant, flexible, and innovative programs to the region’s adult, professional and non-traditional, students.
LAA also offers the opportunity to reach out to the local community, in Glenside and beyond. The race itself, starting and finishing on campus and highlighting such attractions on campus as the new Commons and the stately Castle, would travel out into the neighboring community connecting Cheltenham Township officials and police to the event. PSR’s Race Director, Dan Brannen, has viewed maps of the campus and the community and he will work with university and local officials to create a certified course that both serious runners and the novice walker will enjoy. David Trevaskis, a longtime adjunct professor in the School of Education, is the PSR Board member coordinator in charge of the race and he is excited about bringing the spotlight of LAA to Arcadia as well as creating partnerships for Arcadia with PSR.
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