October 25, 2005
A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events

Campus News

Dinner with Friends Author, Donald Margulies, Talks About ‘Becoming a Playwright’ on Oct. 25

Arcadia University is honored to present one of the most gifted and creative playwrights in the United States, Donald Margulies, as part of the Distinguished Speakers Series. Recipient of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize in Drama for his celebrated play Dinner with Friends, Margulies continues to garner much praise and notoriety for his work, including a pair of Obie Awards and the Sidney Kingsley Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Theater.

Margulies’ presentation, “Becoming a Playwright” is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Stiteler Auditorium in Murphy Hall. The lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer session. For more information on Arcadia’s Distinguished Speakers series, visit www.arcadia.edu/culturalevents.

Margulies received the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 2000 for Dinner with Friends, which was also honored with the American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, The Dramatists Guild/Hull Warriner Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award. Among his other award-winning plays are: Brooklyn Boy, The Model Apartment, and The Loman Family Picnic. Margulies’ plays have been performed at major theatres around the world, including New York and Paris. The Theatre Communications Group has published five volumes of his work, and he has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Margulies is an alumnus of New Dramatists and serves on the Council of the Dramatists Guild of America. He is an adjunct professor of English at Yale University.

Dr. Cameron Reports from Louisiana – ‘They have lost everything, but few are depressed’

Dr. Samuel M. Cameron, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, is in Baton Rouge, La., for a two-week mission to provide counseling and other psychological services to survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Cameron volunteered his services through the American Psychological Association in conjunction with the Red Cross. He filed the following report on Sunday, Oct. 23:

I am now in my second week of work down here. The size of the Katrina–Rita relief operation is immense. It is the largest relief operation in the Red Cross’ history.

I spent the first five days of my service in Red Cross headquarters in Baton Rouge. I was attached to Staff Mental Health, providing services to the staff at headquarters and nearby shelters. However, I was eager to be deployed to the field.

Finally I was asked if I would go to Lake Charles to replace mental health workers who had served their two weeks. What an opportunity! Lake Charles is directly above Cameron Parish where the eye of Rita hit. The towns of Holly Beach and Cameron were totally wiped out: literally leveled to the ground. This area was hit by both Katrina and Rita, but Rita did most of the damage. I had to get to Cameron and help out! Of course I said, “Yes, I’ll go.”

So far, I have worked in Hackberry to help people standing in line for their FEMA appointments and, later that afternoon, helped set up a clothing distribution center next to the Hackberry Community Center. The next day, I went to Sweetwater Baptist Church, which is the main food distribution center for Cameron County. It’s not on the map, but it is near Grand Lake.

The people are magnificent. They have lost everything, but few are depressed. They optimistically intend to rebuild and start their lives over. While I help them get food or clothing, they tell fantastic stories of survival. The whole population of Cameron County was evacuated, so few lives were lost (only two); the major loss was of property, livestock and equipment. The shock was returning home to see the devastation Rita had caused. Most had only the stuff they took with them when they evacuated.

Today, I was assigned to the Lake Charles Civic Center Shelter. There are still about 200 evacuees from New Orleans housed there. Many have emotional problems and are on large doses of psychotropic medication. If I continue to work there will be many challenges.

I have not been able to get to Cameron nor Holly Beach. They are still closed and are under martial law. Because residents of the area were allowed in today (Sunday), a team of Red Cross workers, including mental health workers, was sent down, but, alas, I was not assigned. I hope to get down there eventually. Give my regards to all.

Arcadia University Theatre Presents Buried Child

Peter Roccaforte (left), Kathryn Hummer (center), and Charles Illingworth (right) portray a story about a rock star who comes home to take hold of his roots.

The Arcadia University Theatre presents Buried Child, a play by Sam Shepard. Directed by Paul Meshejian, Buried Child is about a curious homecoming for Vince, the son nobody seems to remember. His girlfriend can’t stop laughing at his apple-pie dream of a childhood home – until she steps inside and meets his half-crazed relatives. Violence is never far from the surface in this claustrophobic domestic world, and the unexpected reunion triggers catastrophe.

The Arcadia Theatre’s production of Buried Child runs Oct. 20-30. Show times are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., as well as Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. The admission cost is $16 for general admission, $12 for students, seniors and alumni, $6 for Arcadia students. For more information about this year’s theatre productions, call 215-572-2112 or visit the Web site www.arcadia.edu/arcadiatheatre.

New Campus Phone Directory on MyArcadia

The 2005-06 edition of the Faculty and Staff Phone Directory was distributed to offices across campus last week. To view the updated departmental directory on MyArcadia, Log onto MyArcadia, click on the Campus Tab, then to Human Resources page, Campus Directory.

Enter to Win IPOD Shuffle; Forms in Library

Are you ready for a challenge? Entry forms are now available in Landman Library for a contest called “Take the SEPCHE-cat Challenge.” SEPCHE-cat is an online catalog of all the holdings from the eight SEPCHE (South Eastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education) libraries. By answering three questions using the SEPCHE-cat database, students can enter to win an IPOD shuffle. Entries with the correct answers will be eligible for the drawing on Nov. 11. Entry forms can be picked up at the circulation desk in the library.

Check MyArcadia for the most recent campus announcements.


Campus Events

Health and Resource Fair is Oct. 25

The Health and Resource Fair is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 1-4 p.m. in The Chat. The fair will include health information, yoga demonstrations and much more. Healthy snacks also will be provided. For more information, call 215-572-2966.

‘Healing the Soul in the Age of the Brain: Why Medication Isn’t Enough’ on Oct. 25

Depression and anxiety are warning messages from the subconscious, not chemical problems to gloss over with pills, says Dr. Elio Frattaroli, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. Frattaroli will discuss how “healing the soul” can be more important than treating medical symptoms on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rose and Mirror rooms of the Grey Towers Castle at Arcadia University.

His presentation, “Healing the Soul in the Age of the Brain: Why Medication Isn’t Enough,” is part of the University Colloquium Series. A practicing psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Frattaroli challenges the “dehumanizing” belief – psychiatry’s medical model – that depression, anxiety and other forms of human suffering are chemical problems rather than emotional ones. He argues that painful emotions are not meaningless neurological glitches people should try to get rid of. Rather, they are warning messages from the unconscious. Dr. Frattaroli talks about how people can reach the deepest part of themselves, their souls, and why that still matters, because in doing so they discover what it means to be fully human.

The 2005-06 University Colloquium Series is free and open to the public. A coffee reception begins at 7 p.m. The lecture, at 7:30 p.m., is followed by a question-and-answer session. 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 www.arcadia.edu/colloquium. For more information, call the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies at 215-572-2877.

‘The Question of God’ Symposium is Oct. 26

A symposium, “The Question of God,” will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Brubaker Hall 101. The symposium is free and open to all. The program is sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Studies and the Department of Philosophy and Religion and supported by a grant from the Presbyterian Church USA. It features Dr. Lauretta Bushar, Associate Professor Biology at Arcadia; Dr. William Edgar, Westminster Seminary; Dr. John Luetzow, Adjunct Professor of Religion at Arcdia; Rabbi Seth Frisch, Moravian College; Dr. Finbarr O’Connor, Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Arcadia; Ms. Sheila Staley, Center for Urban Theological Studies, and two Arcadia students.

Tales of ‘Haunted Hotel’ on Oct. 29

Campus and community members are invited to a tour of this year’s “Haunted Hotel” at Grey Towers Castle on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 6-8 p.m. Come share the tales of its past, present and future. The cost of the tour is $5 for adults and $3 for children and students with college ID. The Haunted Castle Program is sponsored by the Society for Castle Restoration Student Organization. For more information, contact Liz at 267-620-8272 or Ashley at 267-620-8227, or e-mail scr@arcadia.edu.

Art Gallery Offers Guided Tour on Wednesday, Oct. 26

Arcadia’s Art Gallery will be offering a guided tour of the recent exhibit, Very Early Pictures on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from noon until 1 p.m. The exhibit showcases works made by 60 contemporary artists when they were children. Led by Richard Torchia, Gallery Director, this tour is an excellent opportunity to gain added insight into the artists featured in the gallery.

Faculty, Staff Invited to Oasis on Thursday, Oct. 27

Faculty and staff are invited to the second Oasis of the fall semester on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Beaver College Room of the Library.

Philadelphia Advertising Club Seminar Set for Oct. 27

The Business/Health Administration & Economics department is hosting a Philadelphia Advertising Club Seminar on Careers in the Media on Oct. 27 in Kuch 206 starting at 7:10 p.m. The seminar panelists will be Diana Bald, General Manager, WUVP, Univision 65; Ann Letizi, Director of Marketing, Comcast Spotlight; Jon Seitz, Managing Director, MayoSeitz Media, and Don Braun, Vice President of Sales, Greater Media Radio. All majors interested in careers in advertising and the media are welcome.

All Soul’s Day Mass on Nov. 1

An all Soul's Day Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 11 a.m. in the Rose Room of Grey Towers Castle. All are welcome to attend this Catholic Holy Day of Obligation, sponsored by the Arcadia Newman Organization. Msgr. Flood from St. Luke's Parish in Glenside will be the special guest. This Mass will be about 45 minutes long.

Six Students to be Inducted into Psi Chi on Nov. 6

Members of Psi Chi and guests are invited to the 66th Annual Psi Chi Induction ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. on the Castle Landing. Please come and celebrate as Arcadia inducts six students and two faculty members into this National Psychology Honor Society. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Dr. Marianne Miserandino, Associate Professor of Psychology by Oct. 28.

Help PEER Educators Take Back the Night on Nov. 6

Take Back the Night, sponsored by the Arcadia PEER Educators, will be held Sunday, Nov. 6, from 8:30 to 10 p.m. in The Chat Performance Area. This annual program promotes health and safety as well as recognizing survivors of sexual assault. This year, Arcadia University welcomes The Yellow Dress Program, a one-woman play and facilitation. Students are encouraged to attend this educational and empowering program.

First Faculty Forum Planned for Nov. 8

The first Faculty Forum of the year will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 4 p.m. in the Kuch Hospitality Suite. Marianne Miserandino, Associate Professor of Psychology, will lead a discussion of "The Ethics of Teaching and Research: The Institutional Review Board Process."

Faculty Can Purchase Academic Attire Nov. 8

Faculty interested in purchasing academic attire, which can be less expensive than renting it for the various academic ceremonies held each year at Arcadia, can consult a representative from Oak Hall Academic Attire on Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in The Chat. Orders placed at that time will be available for faculty who will be participating in the Winter DPT Commencement Ceremony on Friday, Feb. 17, 2006.

Save the Date – Winter Commencement

Save the date for Arcadia’s first Winter Commencement, when Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees will be conferred on Friday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m. in Stiteler Auditorium. Faculty, emeriti and administrators will receive a memo and a reply card in early November. More information on the ceremony will be posted in upcoming Bulletins.

Seniors Invited to Networking Luncheon Nov. 11

The annual Career Networking Luncheon, on Friday, Nov. 11, from noon to 2 p.m., will bring experienced alumni to campus to talk with seniors over lunch about career opportunities and preparation in their fields of interest. Space is limited; sign up in Career Services (or call 215-572-2939) by Monday, Nov. 7 to reserve your place.

12th Annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner is Nov. 14

The Community Service Center will be hosting the 12th annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner on Nov. 14 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. The dinner is a time for everyone in the community to come together and fight the hunger and homelessness that exist in our community and around the world. Those who attend will choose a handcrafted bowl made by Arcadia students and local artists when they arrive at the dinner. Bowls will be filled with wonderful soups, breads, and desserts that are donated by community eateries and individuals. The bowl is then taken home as a reminder of all those who truly go with an empty bowl each day. Proceeds from the event go to Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network and Heifer International.

All members of the Arcadia community are asked to please support this event by donating soups, desserts, or bread for the event or by purchasing tickets and attending the dinner. Students or employees who would like to cook or who have restaurant and bakery connections should contact the Community Service Office at 215-572-4000. Look for Ticket Sales outside The Chat during lunch and outside the Dining Hall during dinner Nov. 7-9. Tickets are $12 for students and $15 for non-students, plus a non-perishable food item brought to the dinner.

The Animators Bring Debut Album Performance to The Chat

The Animators will entertain students, faculty and staff over lunch on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from noon to 1 p.m. in The Chat. This concert is sponsored by the Student Activities Office, Student Programming Board, and International Club.

Born out of a cross-country collaboration between songwriters Devon Copley and Alex Wong, the Animators have come a long way in just a few years. Their self-released debut album, Home By Now, garnered rave reviews and quickly sold out its first pressing. Their songs have been featured in MTV's The Real World, Miramax's Comic Book: The Movie, and on independent radio stations nationwide. Their savvy, insightful songs are both sophisticated and accessible, both intelligent and full of heart. Their inventive arrangements extend the pop palette to include such unusual textures as accordion, glockenspiel and cajon. Their confident sound evokes Coldplay and Simon & Garfunkel, the Postal Service and the Police. But for all their eclecticism and depth, the Animators never fail to deliver big choruses, undeniable melodies, and sticky hooks.

Join Staff as Phantoms Take on Hershey Bears Nov. 18

Come join Arcadia’s Staff Council as they cheer on the Philadelphia Phantoms! Staff Council is organizing a trip to see the Phantoms take on the Hershey Bears on Friday, Nov. 18, at 7:05 p.m. For the low price of $15 for adults and $8 for children in the lower level section, all interested can join in the fun. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Andrew Johnson at 215-572-2520 or johnsona@arcadia.edu. Deadline for ordering tickets is Friday, Nov. 4!

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


Sports Update

Women’s Soccer Uses Balanced Attack to Beat Cedar Crest


Four different players scored as the women’s soccer team topped PAC rival Cedar Crest 4-0 on Saturday, Oct. 22. Stephanie Bates '08 started the scoring 14 minutes into the contest off a feed from Samantha Calhoun '09. Danielle Discher '08 netted the second goal 20 minutes later for the 2-0 lead. Calhoun converted a cross from Maria DeGeorge '06 before the halftime whistle to give the Knights a commanding 3-0 advantage. DeGeorge rounded out the scoring 15 minutes into the second half on an assist from Amanda Pote '09.

Last Thursday the Knights traveled to Cabrini for a make-up game and left with a 2-1 victory. Arcadia was lead by Pote, who scored goals 28 minutes apart in the first half to give Arcadia the 2-0 lead entering halftime. Fellow freshman Calhoun assisted on both goals.

Last Tuesday, the Knights topped Kings College 2-1 in a non-conference match-up. DeGeorge got the Knights on the board 31 minutes into the first half when she scored off a free kick. Kings College answered with goal to tie the score at 1-1. In the second half, Kelli Ricco '07 knocked in a cross from Pote for the game winner. More info.

Upcoming games: Oct. 25 home vs. Neumann, 3 p.m.; Oct. 29 PAC Quarter-finals, TBA

Green, Tennis Team Notch Non-Conference Win

The women’s tennis team gained the second win of the year with a 5-4 win over Chestnut Hill on Oct. 18. Julia Green '07, still undefeated in singles at 10-0, tallied a point in both singles and doubles, where she teamed with Sarah Palmer '09. Shanel Santucci '09 and Jaclyn Zukowski '08 earned a point at No. 2 doubles and Brittany McCall '06 and Tonya Chupka '06 won singles matches to give the Knights the victory.

Upcoming matches: Oct. 28 PAC Quarter-finals, TBA. More info.

#20-ranked Men's Soccer Upset by Drew

On Wednesday the Knights defense only allowed three shots, and the attack created five tremendous scoring chances, three of which were cleared off the goal line by Drew defenders, but the result was a 1-0 defeat to non-conference Drew. Arcadia dominated the first 30 minutes of the game, but Drew capitalized with a goal off a defensive miscue.

Upcoming games: Oct. 26 home vs. Cabrini, 3 p.m.; Oct. 29 home vs. Eastern, 3 p.m. More info.

Volleyball Team Faces Tough Match Against Cabrini

The Knights lost another close match last Wednesday to PAC foe Cabrini by a score of 3-1. The games were all closely contested as Cabrini got off to the early lead 30-23. The Knights answered in game two, 30-27, but fell in games three and four by scores of 30-27 and 30-28. Offensively, the Knights were lead by Erin Keefe '09 with 14 kills while Alex Caan '08 and Sam Schadd '09 each contributed 8.

Upcoming matches: Oct. 25 home vs. Neumann, 7 p.m.; Oct. 27 home vs. Eastern, 7 p.m. More info.

Field Hockey

Upcoming games: Oct. 25 home vs. Philadelphia University, 3:30 p.m. More info.

For Arcadia athletics schedules, scores, and team information, go to: www.arcadia.edu/athletics


arcadia in the news

State Senator, LeAnna Washington’s appointment to Arcadia’s Board of Trustees is making headlines across the Web. Sites such as Business Wire, Forbes, Greater Philadelphia Business and Philly.com have all recognized the adding of Senator Washington to the Board. Other sites include Yahoo Finance, ICMA-RC Vantage Link, Finance Canada, Morning Star, FMLeXchange, Recruiter.com, WMSLUK.com and WPVI.com.

A full-page ad in the Oct. 25 Philadelphia Inquirer promoted Arcadia’s Graduate Open House coming up on Nov. 17. With the headline “Part-time Graduate Programs for Full-time Rewards the Rest of Your Life,” the ad featured the following programs: M.B.A. with an International Perspective, M.A. in English, M.A. in Humanities, M.A or M.Ed. in Education/Certification, Doctorate in Special Education, M.A. in Counseling/Psychology, M.A. and M.S. in Health Education, and M.S. in Public Health.


Dr. Hayat Alvi-Aziz, Assistant Professor in Arcadia’s International Studies program, was interviewed on Oct. 19 on KYW News Radio about how the new Iraqi Constitution may impact the role of women in Iraq.

Art Gallery Director Richard Torchia was interviewed on Oct. 14 by KYW News Radio about the Very Early Pictures exhibit for the station’s weekend report.

Dr. Michael Berger, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, was recently elected to a two-year term as President of the Society of Automotive Historians (SAH). The SAH is a 1,000-member affiliate of the American Historical Association.


The Ambler Gazette ran a full page article on the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund Awards dinner for which Lindsey Close ’05 was honored. Close, a student in Arcadia’s Genetic Counseling Masters Program, was recognized with the Volunteer Leadership Award. Along with Kathleen Valverde, Assistant Professor and Director of Genetic Counseling, Close was featured in a photograph with the article.


Publication Information

Contributors to this issue of the Bulletin: students Michelle Leone '08 and Bridget Curtis '08. Photos by Dr. Joshua Blustein, Associate Professor of Psychology.

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 UR@arcadia.edu or call Lori Bauer, University Relations, 215-572-2970.