January 17, 2006
Arcadia University Bulletin
January 17, 2006 A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events

Campus News

Arcadia Fourth in Nation in Study Abroad Participation

The year 2006—declared the Year of Study Abroad by the U.S. Senate and the 40th anniversary of Arcadia’s Center for Education Abroad—finds Arcadia ranked fourth in the nation based on its percentage of undergraduate students studying abroad.

Open Doors 2005, the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) annual census, lists Arcadia University in fourth place—nationally—among Masters Institutions ranked by “undergraduate participation in Study Abroad” in 2003-04.

According to IIE, Arcadia’s “Estimated Percentage of Undergraduate Participation in Study Abroad” is 71.38 percent, which places this institution above any “Doctoral/Research” institution in the country for that year and ahead of all but three other “Masters Institutions.”

The calculation is based on: The number of undergraduate study abroad students from Arcadia’s annual response to the Open Doors survey divided by the number of undergraduate degrees conferred (from IPEDS). Arcadia had 217 undergraduates abroad in 2003-04 and awarded 304 undergraduate degrees in 2003. Visit www.arcadia.edu/pathways for individualized Pathways to Study Abroad for each major.

IIE reports the number of study abroad students is rising rapidly. “With a growing recognition of the importance of international experience, U.S. students are heading abroad in record numbers. The number of American students studying abroad for academic credit increased by 9.6 percent in 2003/04, building on the previous year's 8.5 percent increase. This surge in interest brings the total number of U.S. students abroad to a record 191,321,” according to Open Doors 2005. For more information, visit the Open Doors Web site at http://opendoors.iienetwork.org.

Spring Break Service Trip to Louisiana Planned

Southern Mutual Help Association volunteers in actionStudents, faculty and staff are invited to spend spring break helping with Gulf Coast hurricane relief efforts from March 12-18. The weeklong service learning program will include hands-on work along with exposure to community development efforts in rural Louisiana.

“Not only is New Orleans devastated, but so are many of the surrounding rural communities,” reports the Southern Mutual Help Association (SMHA). “Fishers and family farmers already under the stress of international trade agreements have now lost homes and the very means of creating a livelihood to recover. Many rural small businesses are destroyed. The crops in many areas are gone—cane, citrus, soybeans. The fisheries are destroyed in large areas of Louisiana's coast. This is a crisis for small farmers, farm workers and fisher families.”

“Join us for a weeklong service learning program that includes hands-on work while encountering the area’s community development, education and cultural needs,” says Cindy Rubino, Arcadia’s Community Service Coordinator. “While in Louisiana, we will fully participate in the components of the SMHA program to rebuild hurricane-affected areas.” Since it was founded in 1969, SMHA has helped people develop strong, healthy, prosperous rural communities in Louisiana, with a special focus on distressed rural communities whose livelihoods are interdependent with the land and waters.

The trip is open to faculty, staff and eligible students. For more information and to register, visit www.arcadia.edu/communityservice, e-mail Rubino@arcadia.edu or call 215-572-4000. The registration deadline is Feb. 1. The cost is $300, including round-trip transportation, accommodations and meals.

Counseling Session on Jan. 19 for Those Grieving Ty Wallace

The University is saddened to share that Tyree Wallace, a senior Liberal Studies major, died on Dec. 22. His family and friends attended a funeral service at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Philadelphia on Dec. 30, including many members of the Arcadia University community. If you would like to extend condolences to his family, please contact Student Affairs at 215-572-2933 or stop by the office in Knight Hall.

The Counseling Center is available to support and respond to anyone regarding Ty Wallace’s death. Specifically, the Counseling Center invites anyone who is experiencing difficulty dealing with his death to join with others on Thursday, Jan. 19, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Heinz Lobby for a discussion: “Moving through Grief and Loss—a Beginning Step.” Counselors will provide an opportunity to share some feelings and consider the grief process and how to handle it. To meet with a counselor individually, please call 215-572-2966 for an appointment that suits your schedule.

Our condolences as a University go out to Ty Wallace’s family and friends during this difficult time.

Workstudy Paycheck Distribution Location Changes

Important Notice to all Campus Work Study Students and Supervisors:
Beginning in February, all student paychecks are to be picked up at the Student Service Center (instead of the Business Office). Paychecks will be available for pick up after 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15.

The Student Service Center is located on the ground floor of Knight Hall. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. The staff of the Student Service Center appreciates everyone’s cooperation and patience with the transition process. For more information, contact Celina Gonzalez, Student Service Center Counselor, at 215-517-2336 or e-mail gonzalezc1@arcadia.edu.

Students: Campus Life Staff Applications Available

Interested in joining the Campus Life Staff? Selection for Resident, Apartment and Commuter assistants starts in January, so be on the lookout for applications and interest sessions.

Seniors Must Order Commencement Attire by Jan. 31

Attention Seniors: Students planning to participate in the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on May 19 must order commencement attire by Tuesday, Jan. 31. Seniors can complete an order form online by visiting www.arcadia.edu/comattire. Orders are due no later than Tuesday, Jan. 31. For more information, contact the Student Affairs Office in Knight Hall, Suite 110, or call 215-572-2933.

Freedom Credit Union Offers Scholarships

Arcadia students are invited to apply for a Freedom Credit Union Scholarship. Freedom will award four $1,000 scholarships to qualified students who are members of Freedom Credit Union. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors or undergraduate students taking at least nine credit hours per semester for the 2006-07 academic year. The deadline for applications is March 15. For more information or an application, call Freedom Credit Union at 215-612-5900 or visit their Web site at www.freedomcu.org.

Phi Kappa Phi Awards, Grants Available

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will allocate more than $700,000 in 2006 to provide financial support to qualifying members and non-members through graduate and undergraduate scholarships, member and chapter awards and grants for local and national literacy initiatives.

The nation's oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society, Phi Kappa Phi is accepting applications now for Study Abroad Grants, Graduate Fellowships, Literacy Grants, and Promotion of Excellence Grants. For more information about Phi Kappa Phi scholarship and grant opportunities or to obtain an application, visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org, call 1-800-0804-9880 ext. 13, or e-mail awards@phikappaphi.org.

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UPCOMING Events

Cameron, Gillem Report on Hurricane Relief on Jan. 18

Students, faculty and staff are invited to hear more about what’s happening with Louisiana recovery efforts from Psychology faculty members Sam Cameron and Angela Gillem on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 4:15 p.m. in the Boyer Hall Amphitheater. Dr. Cameron, Professor Emeritus, and Dr. Gillem, Professor of Psychology, traveled to the hurricane-ravaged areas along with other licensed clinicians as part of the Red Cross relief effort.

‘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.

National Health Insurance Colloquium on Jan. 24

Dr. Walter Tsou, President of the American Public Health Association, will discuss “National Health Insurance: Has Its Time Come?” on Tuesday, Jan. 24, as part of the University Colloquium Series, which is free and open to the public.

Dr. Tsou, who serves as a visiting faculty member at Princeton University, Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania, will examine some of the problems of the current health care system and offer an alternative perspective on the public financing of health care. His presentation takes place at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Rose and Mirror rooms of Grey Towers Castle at Arcadia University.

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.

College Students Bring Elementary Work to Stage

The Arcadia Theatre Department is teaming up with Young Playwrights of Philadelphia to perform two plays written by local elementary schoolchildren. Temple University and Arcadia University student actors, directed by Arcadia University student directors, will perform the plays on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. in Stiteler Auditorium. The readings will be performed scripts-in-hand.

To Pop Your Friend’s Bubblegum was written by Alix Macklin, Sloane Macklin and Anna McHugh, third- and fourth-graders from Glenside Elementary School. To take a journey to Bubble World, just hold on to Chubby Chewey as he blows a bubble. But as you float up to Bubble World, be careful not to land on the Dark Side. That’s where the Fruit Snacks live. Keep the toothpaste ready in case the Fruit Snacks attack.

Gabby’s Adventure was written by 19 third-grade students at Ferguson Elementary School. Gabby is a rainbow-colored gorilla who is grounded for forgetting to tell her parents about rehearsal. Alone in her room, she opens a book and finds the key to her dreams. Find out how she and her friends get to perform in Las Vegas; everyone, that is, except King Lion.

Teachers and Mathematics Colloquium on Jan. 31

Dr. Janine Remillard, Ph.D., will address “Teachers and Mathematics Curriculum: Toward a Theory of Participatory Use,” as part of the University Colloquium Series on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rose and Mirror rooms of Grey Towers Castle.

Dr. Remillard, Associate Professor of Education and co-principal investigator of MetroMath: The Center for Mathematics in American Cities at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss teachers’ use of mathematics curriculum, present a framework for guiding future research, and offer recommendations for practice.

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.

View the University Events Calendars on arcadia.edu and MyArcadia

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Sports Update

Men’s Basketball Starts Month With Winning Streak

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The men’s basketball team started the month with a win over defeated conference opponent Neumann College, 67-55, on Jan. 7. Eric Elliott '08 led all scorers with 26 points as the Knights started the season with a 3-0 PAC record.

The Knights extended their winning streak to three games in a row as Sterling Green '08 hit a field goal with no time remaining on the clock Jan. 9. The 69-68 road victory over conference opponent College Misericordia put the men's basketball team at 4-0 in the PAC. Green finished with 15 points in the game. Elliott led all scorers with 23 points, finishing in double figures in seven straight games.

The men’s very next game was another conference match-up decided in the last seconds of the game, but this time the Knights came up short on Jan. 11. Ahead 71-70 with 10 seconds left on the clock, AU missed two free throws and allowed Cabrini the opportunity to win the game on a field goal made with 3 seconds remaining. Andrew Martin ’07 had 17 points.

The Knights played conference foe Alvernia College on Jan. 14, losing 76-50. Eugene Moore '08 was the only Knight who finished in double figures with 11 points.

Upcoming games: Jan. 21 home vs. Marywood, 3 p.m.; Jan. 23 home vs. Alvernia, 8 p.m.

Women beat Cedar Crest, Penn State-Abington

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The women’s basketball players started the month with their own nail-biter, bringing their game with conference opponent Rosemont College down to the wire on Jan. 7. Becky Soda '05 scored 17 points and had 9 rebounds, but the Knights couldn’t hold their lead as the clock ticked down. Arcadia had a one-point lead with 10 seconds left in the game, but Rosemont answered with the game-winning basket with 2 seconds on the clock, for a final score of 52-51.

The Knights didn’t give conference opponent Cedar Crest College the opportunity to spoil their lead on Jan. 11. Stephanie Bates '08 scored 12 points and grabbed 6 rebounds as the Knights defeated Cedar Crest 66-53. Amanda Holroyd '05 added 12 points and 9 rebounds. Katie Lynch '07 chipped in with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Soda and Lynch were building on a strong start to the month. Each scored 16 points in the team’s Jan. 5 win 78-48 over non-conference Penn State-Abington. Holroyd, Melissa Pendleton ’09 and Bates also finished the game in double figures.

Lynch led the way for the Knights on Jan. 14 with 13 points as they were defeated by conference opponent Alvernia College 64-49.

Upcoming games: Jan. 18 at Misericordia, 6 p.m.; Jan. 21 home vs. Marywood, 1 p.m.; Jan. 23 home vs. Alvernia, 6 p.m.

Swimming Team Gets Ready for King’s, Lebanon Valley

The men’s and women’s swimming team is getting back into the pool after a long break. They lost their first meet of the year to College Misericordia, but are preparing for upcoming matches against King’s College and Lebanon Valley later this month. Against Misericordia, the men’s score was 111-46; the women’s tally was 90-71.

Upcoming meets: Jan. 21 at King’s College, 1 p.m.; Jan. 24 at Lebanon Valley, 7 p.m.

ARCADIA IN THE NEWS

The Chestnut Hill Local noted State Senator LeAnna Washington’s appointment to the Arcadia Board of Trustees in November.

The Doylestown Intelligencer promoted the Arcadia Theatre production of Picasso at the Lapine Agile at The Chat in December.

Faculty in the News

Lawrence Presley, Director of Forensic Science, was interviewed on Jan. 2 for CN8 TV’s “It’s Your Call” with Lynn Doyle. The topic was the Jon Bennet Ramsey case and a panel discussion of what remains to be done.

Scott Rawlins, Associate Professor and Chair of Fine Arts, gave a presentation on chocolate production—from seeds to candy—to a group of children at the New Jersey Library for the Blind and Handicapped on Dec. 13. Rawlins’ presentation was part of a special, holiday-themed Story Hour. In addition, Rawlins’ artwork, Amorphaphallus konjac, was exhibited at the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators’ Annual Juried Exhibit 2005 in Eugene, Ore. Also exhibiting at the show was alum Andrew Recher ’01, whose work “Bangaii Cardinalfish” drew much attention throughout the exhibit. At the Guild’s Annual Conference in Bar Harbor, Maine, Rawlins’ work was voted one of four member’s choice awards.

A news analysis article on Voice of America’s Web site, www.newsvoa.com, “Optimism Grows in the Arab World,” quoted Dr. Hayat Alvi-Aziz, Assistant Professor of International Studies on Jan. 2. Alvi-Aziz countered that progress is slow and that most Arabs’ political freedoms and economic standards fall far short of what is needed for real optimism. The article also was copied on other Web sites, including www.mensnewsdaily.com.

Dr. Joan Hulse Thompson, Associate Professor and Co-Chair of Political Science, was quoted in the Bucks County Courier Times on Nov. 28 in an article on whether national party politics have local meaning. “…people will discount an attack, I think, if they know a person,” she said. “Those personal connections can outweigh issues…. It’s friends, it’s neighbors, it’s the people who come and knock on your door and talk to you.”

Alumni in the News

The Philadelphia Business Journal featured Sharon A. Smith ’67 in its Nov. 24 CEO File. Smith is CEO of Girl Scouts of Southeastern Pennsylvania. She earned her B.A. in history and government at Arcadia, followed by her master’s in political science from Temple. Her recent projects include “getting our girls involved in designing an interaction between Girl Scouts in our council and girls in Inchon, South Korea, and Florence, Italy.”

The Times Chronicle Glenside News reported on Jan. 11 that Deborra Sines Pancoe was sworn in to the Jenkintown Council. Pancoe, who earned her bachelor’s degree at Arcadia in 1977, says more parking in the business district is one of her priorities.

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