January 10, 2006
Arcadia University Bulletin
January 10, 2006 A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events


Arcadia Hosts Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Seminar

In honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 16, Arcadia University is hosting an American Red Cross seminar on disaster relief. The seminar—which is free and open to the public—will provide a comprehensive introduction to disaster preparedness.

The seminar will include background on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Red Cross and on disaster preparedness specific to the Philadelphia Region and its unique potential for disasters such as flooding. Red Cross hurricane aid workers also will share their eyewitness accounts of the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.

Interested students, staff, faculty and community members will have the opportunity to learn how they can become volunteers for the American Red Cross. Volunteer applications and disaster preparedness brochures will be available.

The seminar will be held in The Chat located on the first floor of the Dining Complex, from 10 a.m. to noon on Jan. 16. Donations of toiletries will be collected for a local shelter. For more information or to register, contact Arcadia’s Community Service Office at 215-572-4000 or e-mail rubino@arcadia.edu.

Sign up Now for Martin Luther King Day of Service

Sign up now to participate with the Arcadia community in a day of service at various sites throughout the Philadelphia area on Jan. 16. Last year 99 students volunteered. This year participants will be sorting clothes and food and doing other tasks at the Salvation Army, a food bank, NGA Inc. (a non-profit that provides clothing and other items to needy families) and Friends Neighborhood. In addition, students will go to Fairy Godmothers Inc. to sort through donated prom dresses and accessories that will be used during the Prom Fair this spring.

Volunteers—students, faculty and staff are invited to participate—can sign up by e-mailing the Community Service Office at rubino@arcadia.edu. For more information, go to the Community Service Web site at www.arcadia.edu/communityservice or visit the Community Service Office in Knight Hall.

‘I Have a Need’ Commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Manna Unlimited Motivations are sponsoring “I Have a Need” in commemoration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. in The Chat. “I Have a Need” is an updated visitation of Dr. King’s prolific “I Have a Dream” speech, featuring Brian C. Johnson, Director of Multicultural Affairs at Susquehanna University, and the voices of students of color and other minorities who strive for survival on majority campuses. Arcadia’s Knight Club, Exalted Movement Society and the Black Awareness Society also will participate.

View the University Events Calendars on arcadia.edu and MyArcadia

Campus News

Dining Services Announces Winter Break Hours

Campus dining locations will have limited hours of operation over the Winter Break.

  • The Dining Hall will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., weekdays from Tuesday, Jan. 3, through Friday, Jan. 13. All other dining locations are closed during this time.
  • The Dining Hall and Chat will have limited hours on Monday, Jan. 16 (Martin Luther King Day).

Regular hours for all dining locations begin on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Complete dining hours are posted on MyArcadia.

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