July 2005
A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events


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Campus News

Arcadia's MBA Offers Global Perspective

This summer, radio and transit advertisements (right) throughout the Delaware Valley are highlighting Arcadia's new Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Management with an international perspective. The accelerated 20-month program includes two international business immersion experiences and on-site business study opportunities in both a developed and a developing country. For more information, go to www.mba.arcadia.edu.

wieckowskiDr. Thomas J. Wieckowski has been named the founding director of the MBA program. He has extensive management and teaching experience in business education and has written widely on the subject in business and professional publications. For the past decade, he has served as director of Masters Programs in Business at Drexel University.

Taking the Next Steps Together

The collective creative energy and enthusiasm of the Arcadia University campus community has resulted in a strategic planning process unmatched in higher education today. Few universities in the country can boast the kind of collaboration found among Arcadia’s faculty and staff who are working together to shape and refine the overall direction for the University. The Strategic Planning Initiative Web site, located on MyArcadia, details the campus summits over the past year as well as the progress made by committees this summer. Check the site regularly for updates.

Italy Preview Provides Transfers With International Experience

Itlay Preview - FlorenceTransfer students from all majors now have an opportunity to spend their spring break exploring the beauty and excitement of Italy for credit. The trip, in which students visit Rome and Florence, is part of a two-credit ID181 course led by Dr. José Marrero, Assistant Professor of Italian, as well as faculty from other majors and staff from the Glenside and Italy campuses. Course work begins in Glenside and culminates in Italy.

All full-time transfer students entering the University in fall 2005 who are in good standing are eligible for Italy Preview, which costs $450. Visit www.arcadia.edu/ItalyPreview for more details.

Good Job!

The winners of the latest Peer Recognition Awards are: Cat Mattingly, Student Affairs; Shana McGlinchey, Annual Fund; Bill Elnick, Registrar’s Office; Liz Haff, Registrar’s Office; Nicole Zucker, Registrar’s Office; and Barbara Kleckner, Public Safety. The awards are presented by Staff Council. To nominate staff for the award, go to the Council’s page on MyArcadia.

Arcadia Summer Hours

During the summer months, Landman Library will be open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call 215-572-2975.

The Dining Hall will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hours may vary due to summer camps and conferences.

Through Friday, August 12, the Student Service Center will be open Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Bookstore will close at 3 p.m. on the following Fridays: July 22 and 29, August 5 and 19.

Check MyArcadia for the most recent campus announcements.


Sports Update

Howley Takes Over Women’s Basketball

Shannon Howley, assistant coach at Marymount University in Arlington, Va., has been named head women’s basketball coach at Arcadia University.

Howley replaces interim coach Dale Hodges, who compiled a 6-18 record in her lone season at Arcadia. Howley is optimistic about the program's future. "In our conference it is possible to be competitive in a short period of time,” she says. “Our first task is to recruit good student-athletes to improve the team quickly.”

Arcadia Scholar Athletes

The Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) academic all-conference team has been announced for the spring semester. To see the Arcadia athletes represented on the squad, go to www.arcadia.edu/athletics.

For complete Arcadia sports information, go to: www.arcadia.edu/athletics


arcadia in the news

Dr. Jean McCoy Salwen's appointment to the Board of Trustees was highlighted in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Larry Atkins, Adjunct Professor of Communications, wrote a humor Op-Ed for The Philadelphia Inquirer on how classic rock music is played as Muzak in malls.

Dr. Donald McNutt, Adjunct Professor of English, was featured in the Colonial for winning Arcadia’s Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award.

Dr. Doreen Loury, Assistant Professor of Sociology/Anthropology, was quoted in the Virginia Pilot newspaper on how teachers react to unusual African American names.

Arcadia’s innovative “Lunch for Success” session was featured on the Associated Press Wire and picked up in several local and national newspapers including The Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Post, Chicago Sun Times and the Washington Times. In addition, a segment aired on KYW-1060 AM, featuring Chuck Lower, Director of Career Services, and Nicole Heisner ’05. Also, Gail Madison ’72, who presented the session, was a featured guest on “The Michael Smerconish Show” (WPHT-1210 AM), WCBS-AM (New York, NY) and “CN8 Your Morning” (The Comcast Network).

“A Closer Look 6,” an exhibition in the Arcadia Art Gallery, was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Arcadia’s 2005 Commencement Ceremony was featured in the Intelligencer.

Joan Hulse Thompson, Associate Professor of Political Science, was quoted in the article “Wait, There’s an Election Tuesday?” in a recent issue of the Intelligencer.

Arcadia’s Community Service Student Tutoring Program was mentioned in the article, “A Proud Tradition of Student Service,” in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Cindi Lukomski ’05, a member of the softball team, had her career accomplishments featured in an article “Hard Work Pays Off” in the Bucks County Courier Times.

Mike Zwanch, pitching coach for the baseball team, was mentioned in the Patriot News after helping his team to a 2-0 victory at New Cumberland in the Memorial Day Tournament. Zwanch is a pitcher for the Norristown A’s.

Arcadia and Abington Bank sponsored the Philadelphia Piano Quartet’s spring concert performance in Grey Tower Castle. Jay Vogel, Vice President of University Advancement, and Linda Diamond, Director Of Community Scholars, instrumental in planning the event, were mentioned in an article in the Intelligencer.

The following students were honored in their local papers for winning awards at Honors Convocation:

  • Jessica Boyer ’07, Elaine P. Maimon Award for Excellence in Freshman Writing, Trend Midweek (Abington and Jenkintown).
  • Lauren Vanni ’05, Ruth C. Grant Distinguished Achievement Award in Fine Arts, Kennett Paper.
  • Suzanne Stempler ’05, Business Administration and Economics Department Distinguished Achievement Award; Sunday Times (Delco)
  • Julia A. Samsone ’05, William Benner Farran Pre-Law Award, Hunterdon (N.J.) County Democrat.
  • Amelia Ward ’05, Doris E. and John B. Hulse Memorial Award, Times Picayune (New Orleans, La.).
  • Stephanie M. Smolinsky ’05, Gordon Family Award, Southern Berks News.
  • Debra Heaven ’05, Norman A. Miller Scholarship for Educational Leadership, Bucks County Courier Times.
  • Katherine Stewart ’04, Outstanding Adult Student in Higher Education Award from the Pennsylvania Association of Adult Continuing Education, Glenside News.
  • Andrew Capner ’05, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Award, Central Record-Star Edition.
  • Amanda L. Johns ’05, Bernard Mausner Memorial Psi Chi Award, Citizen’s Voice.
Visit Arcadia's Media Placement page at: www.arcadia.edu/inthenews


Publication Information

The Arcadia University Bulletin is published monthly during the summer. The next issue will be e-mailed on August 1. Submissions should be received by Friday, July 29.

During the academic year, the Bulletin is e-mailed every Tuesday with a submission deadline of the preceding Friday. Article submissions are open to Arcadia students, faculty and staff only. To submit information for the Bulletin, send it to Donna Whitlock in University Relations via campus mail or e-mail whitlock@arcadia.edu. For more information, call 215-572-2969. Thank you.