August 2005
A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events

 

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— University Relations

Campus News

Route 309 Construction Update

Phase Two of the Route 309 construction has begun. Easton Road, directly next to the campus, has become two-way. The other side of Easton Road heading toward Glenside is closed.

The northbound ramp of Route 309 toward Fort Washington will remain open until November. However, northbound Route 309 is now one lane between Easton Road and Papermill Road. When Phase Three of this project begins in November, northbound lanes of Route 309 will close. The southbound lanes of Route 309 toward Philadelphia will remain open.

To get to Arcadia University’s campus from southbound Route 309, please use the Mount Airy exit. (Look for the “Arcadia University” sign.) The Mount Airy exit ramp brings all traffic to a newly installed traffic light at Easton Road between the campus and Cheltenham Avenue. At this light, turn right and proceed down Easton Road past the Castle entrance and bear left onto Route 152 (Limekiln Pike). At the traffic light, turn left onto Church Road and enter campus at the second entrance past Taylor Hall. Another option is to turn left onto Easton Road and proceed to Cheltenham Avenue. At Cheltenham Avenue turn right, proceed to Waverly Road, and turn right. Follow Waverly Road to Church Road and make a right turn. Then, follow Church Road to the campus entrances on the right. Check MyArcadia for updates.

Parking Stickers for Faculty/Staff

The new stickers are in for the Faculty/Staff hang tags for the coming academic year. Stop by the Public Safety Office in Dilworth Hall during business hours to update your hang tag. Please bring your current hang tag, driver's license and automobile registration.

New faculty and staff who do not have a current hang tag need to bring the items above and also fill out a Faculty/Staff Parking Registration form. For more information, please contact Public Safety at 215-572-2800.

Concert Choir Director Needed

The Arcadia Concert Choir is preparing for the new season and is in need of a musical director. Candidates should contact Chuck Lower in Career Services at 215-572-2939. While experience in choral music is important, keyboard skills are not a requirement.

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: August 5 and 19.

Welcome Back Students!

Fall semester classes begin on Wednesday, Aug. 31, as early as 8:15 a.m. Students who have not registered should do so as soon as possible. Returning students may view fall course schedules—including room assignments—online via the Student Information System/IQWeb, accessible through MyArcadia. New students will receive fall schedule information at the orientation Aug. 26, and they may also access course information via the Web. To change a course, please complete a drop/add form. Tuesday, Sept. 6, is the last day for adding courses without instructor approval (unless the course meets only on Monday evening).

Campus Parking for Students

To park on campus, commuter students and upper class resident students must register their vehicles with the Public Safety Department. A vehicle registration card and driver’s license are required to obtain a parking permit. Once registration is approved by Public Safety, students pay $60 for a parking permit valid for the entire year. Semester permits cost $30. Students will be charged $5 to replace lost/stolen parking permits. During the first week of classes, citations for No Valid Parking Permit Displayed will not be issued. Appeal forms for citations issued by Public Safety are available in the Student Affairs Office in Knight Hall, at the Castle reception desk, and at the Public Safety Department in Dilworth Hall.

Visitor spaces are reserved for those visiting campus offices and departments. They are not for use by guests of students. All guests of students need to obtain a temporary parking permit, which is available at the Public Safety Department or at the Castle. Hosts are responsible for their guests’ parking and fines.

First-year resident students are not permitted to have vehicles on campus. Those with qualifying extenuating circumstances may request an exception in writing to Josh Stern, Assistant Dean of Students for Residence Life. Appropriate documentation may be required for an exception.

For more information, call Public Safety at 215-572-2800.

Share Your Good News

Do you have personal news to share with the Arcadia community? The Bulletin is now accepting announcements of births, weddings, anniversaries and family achievements from faculty and staff. Submit your news to UR@arcadia.edu. Please be brief as space is limited.

Check MyArcadia for the most recent campus announcements.

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Campus Events

Late Summer Campus Events

  • Admissions Workshop, Friday, Aug. 5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Transfer Evaluation Day, Wednesday, Aug. 10, noon. to 6:30 p.m.
  • New Student Orientation-Transfer Students, Friday, Aug. 12, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Graduate Open House, Thursday, Aug. 18, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Fall New Student Orientation, Friday, Aug. 26 through Tuesday, Aug. 30.
  • Move-In Day for Returning Students, Monday, Aug. 29 through Tuesday, Aug. 30.

Campus Work Study Training Sessions

New and returning students who received a campus work study allocation as part of their financial aid package should attend one of two training sessions to review work study policies on Tuesday, Aug. 30, in Stiteler Auditorium. The sessions are offered at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Fall Activities Preview

Students, family and friends are invited to celebrate Family Weekend 2005 on October 14-16. Plan to be here for the special activities!

The Student Activities Office, Student Programming Board, Residence Hall Council and many other student organizations have planned fall semester with numerous opportunities for involvement. Event calendars will be posted all around campus and in residence halls. Check the Student Activities Events Calendar on MyArcadia for the semester’s program listing or for more detailed information about how to get involved. In the meantime, here are a few Welcome Back programs in August and September:

  • All-Campus Twister Tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 31
  • Personacards, Thursday, Sept. 1
  • Activities Fair, Thursday, Sept. 1
  • Real World Cast Presents: Freshman Experience Speech with Brad Fiorenza and Cameran Eubanks, Thursday, Sept. 1
  • Welcome Back Video Dance Party, Friday, Sept. 2
  • Welcome Back Carnival, Saturday, Sept. 3
  • Kick-Off Coffeehouse, Saturday, Sept. 3
  • Plug and Play: Atari through Xbox Gaming Lounge, Thursday, Sept. 8

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Sports Update

Kuch Center Fall Hours

Fall hours for Kuch Center are as follows:

Recreational Facilities

  • Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 -10 p.m.

Pool

  • Tuesday & Thursday: 7:15 - 8:15 a.m.
  • Monday - Friday: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 3 - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
For complete Arcadia sports information, go to: www.arcadia.edu/athletics

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arcadia in the news

Arcadia students recently conducted an online survey asking residents of Willow Grove their thoughts on plans to redevelop the area to create a more “Main Street” feel. The students' involvement was mentioned in a July issue of the Intelligencer.

Dr. James Paradis, Adjunct Professor of History, will discuss and sign his book, African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign, at the Willow Grove Barnes and Noble on Thursday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m.

Arcadia's Center for Education Abroad was mentioned and Director and Vice President David Larsen was quoted in several newspapers and television stories regarding the 70 students who were studying in London through Arcadia at the time of the July bombings. None were injured. News outlets included The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Intelligencer, the Times-Chronicle, KYW News Radio and Fox 29 10 O'Clock News.

Meg George '06 recently won a second place $550 award from the Berks Art Alliance Juried Art Competition. Her acrylic painting, “Paul” will be on display at the Reading Museum until September.

The Evening Sun and Standard Speaker newspapers recently mentioned Arcadia University in an article on Pennsylvania schools that offer same-sex benefits to employees.

Visit Arcadia's Media Placement page at: www.arcadia.edu/inthenews

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Publication Information

The Arcadia University Bulletin is published monthly during the summer. The next issue will be e-mailed on August 30. Submissions should be received by Friday, August 26.

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 University Relations via campus mail or e-mail UR@arcadia.edu. For more information, call 215-572-2969. Thank you.

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