june 2010 news
Institutional Relations is growing!! We are delighted to welcome back John Wells as Director of Enrollment Management. John worked for Arcadia University for six years and then as Director of International Programs at Wells College for four years before re-joining The College on May 1st.
John will lead the team of regional Arcadia representatives and will be primarily responsible for all aspects of our relationships with institutions. John brings a profound knowledge of the institutional experience of study abroad and considerable skills in data management.
I have become the Director of Strategic Development and will be working across the College of Global Studies but also very closely with John and his team. My focus will be on unique program development for sending institutions including first-year programming, cohort programs, joint initiatives, faculty driven programs and international partnerships. I will also be working with the National Advisory Board among other on-going initiatives.
Together, Enrollment Management, Strategic Development and the Marketing and Communications team will form the arm of The College specifically targeted towards Institutional Relations. Our mission continues to be the provision of superior study abroad opportunities for your students. You may contact either John or me and we can be reached at either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Director, Strategic Development
from Alan Jansen
Arcadia Resident Director, South Africa
The rain has receded a bit and we are standing in line to go through the turnstiles at the majestic Cape Town Stadium to watch Portugal vs. North Korea. The stadium seems to be perched on the edge of the ocean and at the same time, hanging off the bottom of Table Mountain. I’m in awe.
But the beauty of the surroundings is quickly overtaken by the sense of national pride that wells up within me as I glance over the crowds of people from all walks of life waving flags to the din of the ever-present vuvuzelas, which seem to have become one of our national emblems since the World Cup commenced. Soon we were in the stadium along with 65,000 other fans cheering and singing as the game kicked off.
I recalled an ad that is being flighted on local TV which says something like ‘we are privileged because we are part of football history’ and suddenly the truth of that dawns very deeply on me as we watched the net bulging 7 times as Portugal stars we had previously only seen on television routed North Korea 7-0. We had watched one of our heroes, Ronaldo, play the game of his life right before our very eyes … that has to be a soccer lover’s heaven!
When the final whistle rang and with the sound of the vuvuzelas piercing the cold winter’s evening, it heralded the end of a convincing victory for Portugal but for me, the real victory was that a country that just 16 years ago was on the brink of civil war was standing proud, showing off our beautiful nation to the world but also displaying who we truly are: people of hope, joy and indomitable spirits. Viva South Africa!
Director of Marketing, Laura Baldwin, with Resident Director for Ireland, Dr. Colin Ireland, in front of Laura's poster on the effect of journaling the study abroad experience.
Staff from The College of Global Studies attended the annual conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, held from May 30-June 4, 2010 in Kansas City.
The College was pleased to host special receptions with Dr. Colin Ireland, Arcadia Resident Director for Ireland, and Duncan deSilva, Arcadia Resident Director for Great Britain.
In addition, a number of Arcadia staff collaborated with colleagues worldwide on workshops, posters, seminars and sessions.
Dr. Nicolette DeVille Christensen,Vice President of The College of Global Studies, co-presented a seminar on The SIO Multiple Personality Syndrome.
Arlene Snyder, Director of Health, Safety and Security, served as Lead Trainer for a workshop and conducted a number of sessions on Health and Safety in Study Abroad.
Dru Simmons, Assistant Director - Midwest Region, served as Dean for a pre-conference workshop on Education Abroad Advising for new professionals.
David Rudd, Director of Research and Assessment, discussed the relevance of grade point averages for overseas study. Program Managers Margaret Walter and Andrew Downs presented posters, along with Laura Baldwin, Director of Marketing.
Renewable Energy and Sustainability
Arcadia University, Northwestern University’s Study Abroad Office and the Initiative for Sustainability and Energy, and the University of Bonn will be welcoming 15 students to the University of Bonn July 1st for a unique 5-week program in sustainability.
Students will be interacting with leading, scholars, researchers, government officials and practitioners drawn from such organizations as: the Institute for Energy Research, Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation, The Department for Climate Protection and Energy, the City of Bonn, and The International Energy Policy/ Transatlantic Climate Bridge, the German Federal Foreign Office.
Dr. William (Bill) Anthony, Director, Study Abroad Office, Northwestern University will be the on-site representative for Arcadia and Northwestern University, working in close collaboration with counterparts at the University of Bonn. We expect exciting developments to come from this program and are already looking forward to the presentation of the final projects. Learn more about this new initiative, and view the complete program booklet.
Environmental Studies in Granada, Spain
This fall, Arcadia University will be offering an exclusive program of courses at the University of Granada in Environmental Studies. Dr. Lucas Alados Arboledas, Head of Department and Professor (catedraticó) of Applied Physics at the University of Granada, will be teaching a course in Renewable Energy: Wind, Sun, Wave.
We will also be offering two elective courses Sustainability in the Mediterranean and Mediterranean Ecosystems. They will also be taught by full-time research professors of University of Granada’s Depart of Urban and Regional Planning and the Department of Ecology.
Students may study beginning Spanish all the way through to superior Advanced as well as take courses through the Centro de Lenguas Modernas at the University. Students will have an intensive month of language classes prior to the semester from beginning to advanced level so that they can function meaningfully in Granada and continue their Spanish studies through the semester. The rest of the course work, due to the subject matter, will be presented in English. Learn more about this unique program.
The Silver Awards of Distinction The College received are in the categories of Catalog Design and Catalog Cover Design.
The winning publications were produced by The College's design and editorial team under the direction of Laura Baldwin, Director of Marketing. View The College's award-winning publications here.