September 27, 2005
A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events

Campus News

‘Islam and the Modern World' Discussion Sept. 29

A reception and panel discussion about Muslim institutions, values and attitudes, “Islam and the Modern World,” will be held on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Kuch Hospitality Suite. Led by Dr. Pradyumna Chauhan, Professor of English, the panel will feature presentations by Dr. Hayat Alvi-Aziz, Assistant Professor of International Studies, and Ms. Fathima Banu, Assistant Professor, Muslim Women's College, Madras (Chennai), India, and Fulbright Scholar in Arcadia's Department of English. The panel will give students, faculty and staff an opportunity to discuss the institutions, values and attitudes of the Muslim world with two well-informed women with special knowledge of Islamic societies of the Middle East and South Asia.

The panel and reception are sponsored by the English and History departments and the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, contact Student Activities at 215-572-2798 or

Video Conference Connects Students in Jordon, Glenside

Arcadia students are invited to participate in a video conference with students in Jordan on Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon in The Chat. The conference will connect Arcadia students with students in Jordan to discuss strategies for improving relations between the West and Islam. Also included in the conference is a presentation by Dr. Hayat Alvi-Alziz, Assistant Professor of International Studies. This is a first-time event for Arcadia, and all are welcome to participate in this unique and exciting opportunity. The program will be initiated by one speaker that will give a 3-5 minute presentation. After this the students, from the audience, will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers from the students from Jordan.

The video conference will be hosted by Louis Herbst, an undergraduate history student. The event is being co-hosted by Americans for an Informed Democracy (AID) and the Student Action Network.

Students Learn to Lead in a Diverse, Global Community

Student leaders and organization members at Arcadia University are participating in a program designed to help students understand how to lead in a diverse student population and global community. The program's mission is to bring student leaders together in a setting that fosters a greater understanding of self and difference, a realization of shared values, and a strengthening of commitment to work together for the benefit of the Arcadia community.

SALAD (Seeking Alliances through Leadership and Diversity) is a leadership workshop, a communications roundtable, a diversity appreciation seminar, and a public relations think-tank all wrapped into one day. Student leaders from the campus have been invited to participate in the program on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Kuch Center.

Through the workshops, students will better understanding of the differences and similarities of the various student organizations and populations on campus; new and meaningful relationships with other student leaders; and the ability to articulate the values that all of their organizations share.

The students participating in the program also will work to compile a list of cooperative action items for addressing issues that affect the campus community. A committee made up of representatives of student leadership will work throughout the rest of the academic year to continue good relationships and carry out the SALAD action plan. Students will be charged to make a commitment to working together to promote a positive environment for all students on campus.

Two professional facilitators will travel from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Mount Holyoke College to lead this student workshop. For more information about the SALAD workshop, please contact the Student Activities Office at 215-572-4082 or

Children's Books Being Collected for Katrina Victims

Many children's lives were shattered after the devastation brought by Hurricane Katrina. Arcadia University's chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society in Education, is offering its own form of help. They are collecting new and gently used children's books that will be distributed throughout the Gulf Coast Region through chapters in that area. The goal is to provide a total of 50,000 books to help restore classroom and school library collections lost in the hurricane. Please help by donating children's books at drop-off boxes in Taylor Hall, third floor. The students will be collecting up until Oct. 31 and then will transport the books to the Gulf Coast area. For more information, contact Kathy Trainor at, Staci Spagnola at, or Amanda Holroyd at Thank you in advance for your support!

What's for Lunch? Find Out Online

Faculty and Staff: Please come and enjoy lunch at the Faculty/Staff Dining Room, which features daily entrees, salads, soups, an all-you-care-to-eat deli sandwich bar, and desserts.  The daily menu is located on the MyArcadia Web site under Dining Services at

Students: Browse through the Arcadia Dining Services Web site to get a taste of the innovative creations available each day at the Dining Hall and The Chat. Made-to-order gourmet deli sandwiches are new this fall at The Chat. Enjoy a wide variety of dining options, including traditional home-style favorites like roasted turkey with stuffing, authentic international cuisine or creative vegetarian entrees. Try overstuffed deli sandwiches, fresh made pizzas and calzones, delicious burgers and steak sandwiches. Find the daily menu —and a coupon for $1 off a large cappuccino at Java City in Brubaker Hall—at

Prizes Available in Drug Awareness, Counseling Contest

“What university hosts Go Ask Alice! and what year was she born?” Explore the Counseling Center ( and Alcohol and Other Drug Program ( Web sites to find out. Students who answer this and 24 other questions can register to win gift certificates to area stores. The Counseling Center and the Alcohol and Other Drug Program are sponsoring the online contest with prizes for students, including certificates for $100 to Target, $50 to the Willow Grove Mall, $25 to Rizzo's Pizza and $10 to Wawa. Faculty and staff also have the chance to win $25 to the Olive Garden. The contest form is available online at both Web sites. All the questions can be answered by exploring the information and links on the sites. Completed entries will be accepted at Student Health Services in Heinz Hall until Oct. 1.

Check MyArcadia for the most recent campus announcements.


Campus Events

Campus Block Party is Today from 4:30-7 p.m.

Career Services is hosting a Campus Block Party on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 4:30-7 p.m. at Knight Hall. Come one, Come all! Enjoy food, games, and DJ; consult the palm reader and have a career caricature drawn! Please note: In the event of rain, the Block Party will be held in the Dining Hall, upper level.

American Red Cross Blood Drive at Arcadia University

Arcadia will host a blood drive on Sept. 27 and 28 in the Rose and Mirror rooms of Grey Towers Castle. Though walk-ins are accepted, appointments are greatly preferred. The schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 27, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 28, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, contact: Residence Hall Council (RHC) at 215-572-4683 or Nick Luchko at x4126.

‘Art and Childhood' Lecture is Sept. 28

Detail from Julian Hoeber's Wedding with Crying Bride and Groom.

Dr. Jonathan Fineberg, will discuss "Gifts of Seeing: Thoughts on Art and Childhood," prior to the opening reception of “Very Early Pictures” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Stiteler Auditorium, Murphy Hall. Fineberg is regarded as one of the foremost authorities on the subject of children's work by recognized artists. In addition to The Innocent Eye: Children's Art and the Modern Artist (1997) and the forthcoming When We Were Young: the Art of the Child, he is the author of Art after 1940: Strategies of Being (1995/2000, Prentice Hall), a survey textbook now headed for its third printing. Fineberg is the Gutgsell Professor of Art History, University of Illinois, School of Art and Design.

"Very Early Pictures," an exhibition of works by contemporary artists when they were children, runs through Oct. 30. Each of the works was completed between the early 1940s and mid-1980s by youngsters ages 2 to 16, all of whom developed into practicing, adult artists. Curated by Gallery Director Richard Torchia, the exhibition originated at the Luckman Gallery (California State University, Los Angeles) in May. It includes Philadelphia-based talent along with internationally recognized artists. Installed clockwise around the space according the age of the artist at the time each work was made, the exhibition provides an unusual opportunity to witness the year-by-year evolution of childhood creativity.

Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Weekends noon to 4 p.m. and by appointment. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 215-572-2131. To view a selection of images, visit The exhibition is organized in conjunction with D-magazine, which will publish a selection of these childhood works and accompanying statements in its winter 2005 issue. (For more information visit

Arcadia Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Arcadia will be hosting a number of free events in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month 2005, “The Role of Inspiring Hispanics in the United States,” from Sept. 11 - Oct. 20. Upcoming events include:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 4. Mexican Lunch, 11 a.m., Dining Hall
  • Wednesday, Oct. 12. Comedian Rich Ramirez, 8 p.m., The Chat
  • Thursday, Oct. 20. Closing Program: Open Mic Night! Hosted by the Latino Association, 8 p.m., The Chat

Contact the Student Activities Office at or 215-572-4082 for more information.

Physician Assistant Students Plan Community Service

Physician Assistant Students are inviting Arcadia students, faculty and staff to join them for community service on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Aid for Friends' Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. At Aid for Friends, students will be cooking and packaging food for the elderly. Aid for Friends is a non-profit organization that provides outreach to seniors, including free home-cooked dinners, friendly visits, and supplemental outreach services to more than 2,100 isolated, needy shut-ins, primarily the frail and elderly in the five-county Greater Philadelphia area. To help with the community service, contact Aisha Ghias at by Oct. 4.

The community service activity kicks off a month of activities in celebration of Physician Assistant Week, Oct. 6-13, and Primary Care Week, Oct. 17-23. The campus community is invited to the following events:

  • “‘Health for All’ in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities of Linking Policy and Action,” a seminar by Alex Otieno, Sociology Instructor, from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10, in Brubaker 101.
  • “Human Embryonic and Adult Stem Cells: Therapeutic Promise and Ethical Problems,” a seminar by Dr. Michael Atchison, University of Pennsylvania, on Monday, Oct. 17, from noon to 1 p.m. in Brubaker 101.

‘It’s Not All Harry Potter,’ Says Children’s Literacy Expert

Dr. Jack McGovern, director of the Children’s Literacy Program for the Bucks County Intermediate Unit in Doylestown, Pa., will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, in Grey Towers Castle as part of Arcadia University’s Colloquium Series.

McGovern’s topic will be “Around the World of Children’s Literacy: It’s not all Harry Potter; The state of international literacy programs and literacy leadership.”

The 2005-06 Colloquium Series is free and open to the public. A coffee reception begins at 7 p.m., and a question and answer session follows the lecture. Teachers can earn one hour of ACT48 Professional Development credit; forms are available at the colloquium. A complete list of colloquium lectures can be found at For more information, call the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies at 215-572-2877.

TIAA Retirement Plan Representative on Campus

Kevin Christian, the TIAA Retirement Plan Representative, will be on campus on Thursday, Oct. 13, in the University Gallery Room in Landman Library to meet one-on-one with employees. Christian can help employees develop long-term retirement strategies, select TIAA-CREF options, find the right allocation mix, understand basic types of investment choices available, or learn about TIAA-CREF retirement income flexibility. To schedule an appointment, please sign up online at or call 1-800-842-2010.

Family Weekend 2005 is Oct. 14-16

Parents and families are invited to Arcadia for Family Weekend 2005 from Oct 14-16. The weekend of fun-filled activities will include an activities fair and picnic lunch on Saturday, with Casino Mania in the Castle that evening. Families received invitations in the mail last week. Some students may ask professors to bring their families to class on Friday, Oct. 14. Celebrating family has never been so much fun! For more information, visit To register for Family Weekend events, contact the Student Affairs Office at 215-572-2933.

View Events Calendars on and MyArcadia for information on scheduled events.


Sports Update

Knights Volleyball Victorious in Volleyball PAC Opener

The Knights' women's volleyball team came out strong and rolled to a 3-0, (30-6, 30-8, 30-15), victory over Immaculata last Wednesday. The Knights were led by Alex Caan '08, who finished with 12 kills and 3 blocks.  Sam Schadd '09 and Erin Keefe '09 each added 9 kills. The Knights improved their overall record to 7-8 and 1-0 in the PAC.

Upcoming games: Sept. 26 at Marywood, 7 p.m.; Sept. 29 home vs. Rutgers-Camden, 7 p.m. More info.

Men's Soccer Blasts Past Misericordia 3-0

Szygiel Wimsey

This past Saturday Scott Wimsey '06 scored two goals to give Arcadia men's soccer team a 3-0 victory over College Misericordia. Stefan Szygiel '07 also had a goal as the Knights improved to 3-0 in the PAC, 5-2-2 overall.

On Sept. 22 the Arcadia men's soccer team moved to 2-0 in the PAC Conference. Pete Sokolski '08 scored two first-half goals to lead the Knights past conference opponent Gwynedd-Mercy 3-0. Wimsey added the third goal in the second half. Ralph Giangiluio '07 made two saves and earned the shutout.

The Arcadia men's soccer team played a tight game with York College on Sept. 20. Sokolski scored the first goal of the game in the first half to give the Knights the 1-0 lead. York answered with a goal five minutes later to tie the game 1-1 on a set piece goal. Arcadia controlled the tempo of the first half but could only manage a tie at the half. The second half was back and forth until York found the back of the net after a scrum in the box in the 63rd minute. Arcadia finally responded with a goal of its own as Dan McGarry '08 hammered a goal home in the 85th minute. The two overtime periods were highlighted by the several Arcadia scoring opportunities, most notably the blast from midfielder Chris Brunetti '07 that came inches away from ending the game.

Upcoming games: Sept. 28 home vs. Wesley, 4 p.m.; Oct. 1 at Neumann, 3 p.m.; Oct. 4 home vs. DeSales, 4 p.m. More info.

Keeper Leone Posts Six Saves Against Gwynedd-Mercy


Gwynedd-Mercy scored in the 39th minute, and that was all the Griffins needed as they held off the Knights' women's soccer team 1-0 last Wednesday. Michelle Leone '08 finished with six saves, all in the first half. With the loss, the Knights fall to 3-4 overall and 1-1 in the PAC.

Upcoming games: Sept. 29 home vs. Immaculata, 4 p.m.; Oct. 1 home vs. Alvernia, 4 p.m. More info.

Green's Fourth Victory Keeps Her Undefeated in Conference Play


Julia Green '07 registered her fourth consecutive victory On Sept. 21 by a score of 6-2, 6-3, staying undefeated in PAC play, but the Knights' women's tennis team fell to conference foe Marywood by a score of 8-1. 

Upcoming matches: Sept. 26 at University of Sciences, 4 p.m.; Sept. 27 at Neumann, 4 p.m.; Oct. 1 home vs. Wesley, 1 p.m. More info.

Women's Field Hockey

Upcoming games: Sept. 26 at Delaware Valley, 4 p.m.; Sept. 28 at Rosemont, 4 p.m.; Oct. 1 home vs. Eastern, 1 p.m. More info.

For Arcadia athletics schedules, scores, and team information, go to:


arcadia in the news

Arcadia University was mentioned in the Sept. 11 issue of the Times Herald, Norristown edition. The article referred to Arcadia's participation in the Montgomery County Health Department's mission to promote tobacco prevention on college campuses.

The Philadelphia City Paper spotlighted Arcadia's upcoming exhibit “Very Early Pictures” as an art pick in the Sept. 22-29 edition. The gallery exhibition also was mentioned in the Sept. 21 editions of both the Glenside News and the Times Chronicle as well as the Sept. 23 edition of The Intelligencer's To Do: Arts and Entertainment. The exhibit runs through Oct. 30.

Arcadia University and Grey Towers Castle were recently mentioned in the June 2005 edition of the Greek American Review. The article outlined many of Philadelphia's key artistic and cultural attractions, including Grey Towers Castle.

WCAU-10 was on campus Thursday, Sept. 22, filming Constitution Day activities in the Dining Hall as well as students registering to vote.


Larry Atkins, Adjunct Professor of Communications, wrote an opinion column for The Philadelphia Inquirer on Tuesday, Sept. 21, on the recent lawsuit challenging the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Tom Brinker, Professor of Business/Health Administration/Economics, co-wrote an article, “How Do We Define ‘Cost,’” for the September issue of the Journal of Financial Service Professionals.

Dr. Rebecca Craik, Professor/Chair of Physical Therapy, was mentioned in both the Magazine of Physical Therapy and IndustryWatch-YellowBrix (Alexandria, VA), for her presentation “Never Satisfied” at the 36 th Annual McMillan Lecture, which she presented in June upon receiving the American Physical Therapy Association's highest honor. “The lectureship is similar to a seal of approval, recognition for significant contributions to the profession, but I feel like I've just begun,” said Dr. Craik, chair of Arcadia's Physical Therapy Department since 1993. As she told the audience of her peers in June, “I always look back reflecting how I could have done it better, and I continue to look forward knowing how much more there is to do.”

Norah Peters-Davis, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, and Jeff Shultz, Professor of Education, co-edited the new book, Challenges of Multicultural Education: Teaching and Taking Diversity Courses (Paradigm 2005). Read more about the book at The book includes chapters by other Arcadians, including one by Sharon Ravitch, Assistant Professor of Education, plus one that Ravitch co-wrote with two graduate students. Another chapter was written by Angela Gillem, Professor of Psychology, Ana Maria Garcia, Assistant Professor/Chair of Sociology and Anthropology, and two undergraduate students.

Warren Haffar, Assistant Professor and Director of the International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program, was quoted in the Sept. 11 issue of the Gainesville (FL) Sun in the article “Afghans Embrace Nation Shaped by 9/11.”

Scott Rawlins, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, will lead a three-day workshop, “Scratching the Surface: Silverpoint chair for Botanical Illustrations,” at Cornell University's Cornell Plantations. Silverpoint is a unique method of drawing in which the surface of a specially prepared background is “stroked” with sterling silver wire, creating a timeless and striking result. The workshop is set for Jan. 13-15. For more information, contact


Internationally known artist and Arcadia alumnus Jeff Schaller's '92 next gallery exhibition, “Recent Paintings by Jeff Schaller,” premiers in Geneva, Switzerland, on Oct. 6 and runs through Dec. 1. For more information on the gallery and Jeff Schaller, visit his website at


Publication Information

The Arcadia University Bulletin is distributed to students, faculty and staff weekly on Tuesdays during the academic year. Campus members are encouraged to submit information to be included in the Bulletin. The deadline for submission will be the Friday before each edition. E-mail information to or call Lori Bauer, University Relations, 215-572-2970.