January 24, 2006
Arcadia University Bulletin
January 24, 2006 A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events

Campus News

Race Matters Discussion Starts With ‘What is Race?’

Race Matters is a new campuswide discussion on race organized by Dr. John Noakes, Assistant Professor of Sociology, and Dr. Ana Maria Garcia, Assistant Professor and Chair of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice. All members of the Arcadia University community are encouraged to attend—faculty, students, administration and staff.

The goal is to foster an ongoing discussion of this important issue. Each session will feature a facilitator who will make a brief presentation on the topic of the session, but the great bulk of the time will be spent in an open, free-flowing discussion involving everyone who wishes to speak.

The sessions will be held from noon to 1:15 p.m. in The Chat performance area. Attendees should feel free to bring their lunch and may come and go as they please. For more information, contact Dr. Noakes or Dr. Garcia. The first two sessions will be:

  • “What is Race?” on Wednesday, Feb. 1, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in The Chat performance area. Dr. Mark Curchack, Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies, will be the facilitator.
  • “Sticks and Stones: Talking About Race” on Wednesday, Feb. 15, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in The Chat performance area. Dr. Garcia and Dr. Angela Gillem, Professor of Psychology, will facilitate the discussion.

Faculty Council Moves Big Ideas to Action

synergy meetingFaculty, staff and administrators worked in small groups to talk about Big Ideas and tied their thoughts together with colored yarn as part of the effort to develop “synergy” among the faculty proposals submitted in response to President Jerry Greiner’s call for Big Ideas in curricular development.

Dr. Deborah Pomeroy, Associate Professor of Education, facilitated the discussion at the Dec. 13 "Synergy Meeting." She asked the participants, who had responded to a campuswide call for participation, to work first on overlaying the similarities of the various proposals (as illustrated by the colored yarn) and then to develop recommendations for how to tie those common threads together. To view more photos from meeting, go to: http://gargoyle.arcadia.edu/bulletin/images/01-24.

The synergy meeting discussion helped to inform the Faculty Council, which made the following recommendations concerning the Big Idea proposals and the results of the synergy meeting:

  • Faculty Council established a task force consisting of Christina Ager, Peter Appelbaum, Dennis Gallagher, Leif Gustavson, Erik Nelson, John Noakes, Linda Pizzi, and Allener Rogers to develop a proposal for a center to serve as a resource to both students and faculty for the promotion of effective teaching and learning practices consistent with the Arcadia Promise. The task force should present a proposal with a budget to Faculty Council by September 2006. Seed money will be provided by the President’s Office to facilitate the development of the proposal and the budget.
  • Faculty Council confirmed Arcadia's commitment toward the inclusion of integrative learning in at least some portion of the University curriculum, and the Bioko and Tanzania projects were recognized as having prototypical elements of the integrative approach.
  • Faculty Council asked the Provost, Dr. Michael Berger, to establish a task force for the purpose of reviewing the current general education curriculum and developing a plan for the implementation of a four-year core curriculum consistent with the Arcadia Promise that incorporates both integrative learning opportunities and traditional classroom approaches. An integrative first-year experience is expected to be one of the touchstones of the core.
  • President Greiner's office will provide seed money for the development of the learning center, the two Africa proposals (Bioko and Tanzania), and the general education task force.

For more information, visit the Strategic Initiatives module on MyArcadia and the Summit 3 presentations.

Student Work in Juried Show at Gallery

The Arcadia University Art Gallery presents the 2006 Inaugural Exhibition of the Student Biennial, the first in a new series of student exhibitions selected by outside jurors. The Student Biennial opens Thursday, Feb. 2, and runs through Sunday, March 5.

The juror for the inaugural exhibition is Julie Courtney, an independent curator in Philadelphia. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. in the Art Gallery.

The Arcadia University Art Gallery is located in the Spruance Fine Arts Center. The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public. Arcadia University Art Gallery hours are:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: noon - 4 p.m. and by appointment

Ms. Courtney remarked that she was impressed by the overall quality of the entries. She selected work that she felt was realized with integrity, as well as pieces that were both “original and contemporary in spirit,” regardless of their possible origin in class assignments. Works by 32 students were selected from a pool of 61 entrants.

The students featured in the exhibition are: Charleen Artese, Dennis Balyeat, Amanda Bator, Erica Bissett, Jessica Colarette, Nicole Cyr, Harold Darden, Megan Dennis, Jonathon Edmunds, Nina Goldsmith, Justin Greskiewicz, Matthew Greskiewicz, Lara Haagen, Kalyn Hope, Colleen Kelly, Shannon Kulp, Amanda Labadie, Meloni McCormick, Dawn Minchin, Nancy Moldofsky, Sandhya Moraes, Mark Nester, Shawn O’Donnell, Laura Polaski, Michelle Purr, Katie Sherman, Meg Skill, Jenny Stockinger, Hoilam Tang, David Tenenzaph, Nicole White, and Trevor Williams.

Visit the Gallery Web site at: www.arcadia.edu/gallery.

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.

Nominations Needed for Campus Life Staff

The Campus Life Staff is looking for nominations for new Resident, Apartment and Commuter Assistants as well as new Orientation leaders. To nominate a student for any of these important leadership roles, please contact the Campus Life Staff by Friday, Jan. 27. A letter will be sent to the student letting them know that a faculty or staff member has nominated them and encouraging them to apply for a position. Or, personally invite students to apply and attend the Information Session on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. in the Kuch Hospitality Suite.

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.

COPRS Reviews Proposals on Campus Research

Anyone conducting research on campus must have their projects approved by the Committee on the Protection of Research Subjects. These policies are applicable to all research, research training, experimentation, biological testing, psychological testing, and related activities involving human or animal subjects. In addition, this policy covers research being conducted by faculty, staff, or students of this institution conducting research off site. A schedule of submission dates for members of the faculty and staff who need to submit their projects to the COPRS committee is available on the COPRS Web site, located under the Research tab on MyArcadia. For more information, please contact Marty Eastlack or visit the COPRS Web site.

Check MyArcadia for the most recent campus announcements



‘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.

International Students to Hear Iranian Peace Prize Winner

Dr. Hayat Alvi-Aziz, Assistant Professor of International Studies, and some of her students will be attending “Protecting the Rights of Women and Children in the World Today,” featuring 2003 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dr. Shirin Ebadi of Iran, on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. at G06 Huntsman Hall at the University of Pennsylvania. The event is free and open to the public. Ebadi, a judge and human rights activist, is the first Iranian and the first Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

In addition, Alvi-Aziz will moderate a panel discussion on “Women in Islam” on Sunday, Feb. 5, at the Wilma Theatre at Broad and Spruce streets in Philadelphia. The symposium starts at 2 p.m. with a play, Nine Parts of Desire, by Iraqi-American playwright Heather Raffo. Tickets cost $10 for students for this matinee showing only; for ticket information call the box office at 215-546-7824, or visit www.wilmatheater.org/index2.html. The panel discussion starts at 3:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

College Students Bring Elementary Work to Stage

The Arcadia Theatre Department is teaming up with Philadelphia Young Playwrights 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.

Senior Class Challenge Kicks Off with iPod Drawing

Seniors are invited to come learn about the Senior Class Challenge program, enjoy food and beverages with classmates and possibly walk away with the a new video screen iPod! All seniors attending the Senior Class Challenge kick-off event on Thursday, Feb. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Castle Rose and Mirror rooms will be entered into the drawing for a new video iPod. Students must be present at the time of the announcement to win the iPod.

View the University Events Calendars on arcadia.edu and MyArcadia


Campus happenings

‘Peace on Earth’ Card Goes to Charities

2005 Holiday CardThanks go to all those who made a donation to the Holiday Card Fund in December. The names of all donors to the Fund were placed on a beautiful card created by Scott Rawlins of the Fine Arts Department. A total of $2,400 was distributed to: Safe Harbor at Abington Memorial Hospital, Special Olympics of Montgomery County, and Philabundance.

Education Seniors Ready for Student Teaching

Education major Janine Venditti ’06 summed up the feelings of many seniors after their first experience in the classroom last semester. “You may feel as though you are lost, but there is always someone there who can guide you in the right direction,” she wrote after her first integrative learning experience in an elementary classroom. The students put together an “Education 343 Survival Guide,” with questions, answers and poems. For the rest of Venditti’s poem, First Grade, and other seniors’ poems, including “Teaching is like the Tilt a Whirl,” go to: http://gargoyle.arcadia.edu/bulletin/06-0124a.htm.

Sports Update

Men’s Basketball Bounces Back in Second Half – Again

Arcadia vs. MarywoodIt ain’t over… till the last free throw. The men’s basketball team turned in yet another breathtaking second-half comeback against Marywood at Kuch Center on Saturday.

“It was an amazing game,” reports Associate Professor of Psychology Josh Blustein, who captured some of the action in the photo shown at left. Six minutes left, down by 14…three minutes left, down by 10…35 seconds left, down by two….

The Knights used intense full court pressure as they overcame a 10 point deficit with three minutes left to down conference rival Marywood. With the clock winding down, the Knights held the ball late in the shot clock until Eric Elliott '08 drove and dished to a wide open Bobby Mulholland '09, who knocked down a three-pointer to give the Knights a 67-64 lead with 7.4 seconds remaining. After a Pacers’ turnover, the Knights added two free throws to secure the 69-64 victory. With the win, the Knights evened their overall record at 7-7 and moved to 6-2 in the PAC.

Knights Come Back Against Eastern

Arcadia vs. EasternBy Fred Lazzati '06

Eric Elliott ’08 had a game-high 26 points as the Knights defeated conference opponent Eastern University 71-63 on Jan. 16 in a back-and-forth second half comeback.

Down by 10 points against rival Eastern in the second half, the men’s basketball players soon had the crowd cheering over amazing shots and three-point conversions and reacting to foul calls against the Knights. As Elliott led the offense – along with 13 points and 3 assists from Kevin Brown ’08 and 11 points from Andrew Martin ’07 – the Knights’ defense also came to the rescue. Both teams had trouble with fouls in the second half. When Arcadia got into foul trouble, Arcadia’s defense stepped up and dominated the rebounds, which helped keep Eastern from scoring for about two minutes.

With just four minutes left, Arcadia was up by six points. Arcadia’s only focus now was securing the game – if they could hold Eastern back. The offense stepped in and made two successful three-point conversions. But that wasn’t enough to put the game away. The final minutes consisted of two-point conversions and foul shots back and forth for both teams.

Eastern gave the Knights an opening when they fouled with just one minute left in the game. Eastern rushed back, but it seemed like whenever Eastern scored, the Knights responded.

The last seconds were nothing but excitement for Arcadia and the fans. When the buzzer sounded, one Arcadia player bounced the ball onto the floor and jumped jubilantly into the air. Arcadia had won by seven, almost beating their 10-point deficit from the beginning of the second half.

Upcoming Games: Jan. 26 home vs. Penn State-Berks, 8 p.m.; Jan. 28 at Neumann, 3 p.m.; Jan. 30 at Gwynedd-Mercy, 8 p.m.

Women Stage Comeback of Their Own Against Marywood

Arcadia vs. MarywoodThe women’s basketball team rallied from an early 10-point deficit for a 63-51 victory over conference foe Marywood on Jan. 21. Amanda Holroyd '05 led the way with 18 points and 5 rebounds while Stephanie Bates '08 added 14 points, seven assists and four steals.

On Jan. 18 Lauren Bateman '07 led the way for the Knights with 13 points as they were defeated by College Misericordia 55-52 at Misericordia. Arcadia had the lead 52-50 with under a minute remaining in the game, but Misericordia scored 5 unanswered points to earn the victory.

Upcoming Games: Jan. 26 home vs. Penn State-Berks, 6 p.m.; Jan. 30 at Gwynedd-Mercy, 6 p.m.

Men’s and Women’s Swimming

Women's swimming downed King's College 91-25 on Saturday, Jan. 21. At the same meet, the men's team took second, 61-106. Both teams have done well this semester. Help cheer them on through the end of their season.

Upcoming Meets: Jan. 24 at Lebanon Valley, 7 p.m

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


Arcadia’s plans for more classrooms, housing and parking were featured in the Intelligencer, “More space planned for higher education,” and the Bucks County Courier Times, “School prepares for increase in student enrollment.” The Nov. 25 article about the University’s strategic initiatives outlined Arcadia’s plan for more housing and classrooms as well as additional parking and a campus life center. President Jerry Greiner noted that Arcadia would begin construction on a classroom and faculty office building in 2006 and will buy the Oak Summit Apartments.

Faculty in the News

Arcadia Theatre Adjunct Professor Ian Rose was featured in the article ‘Sword Play’ in the South Philly Review. The article talked about Rose’s skill in weaponry as well as his work as a stage combat teacher and his creation of Arcadia’s Stage Combat Boot Camp. Rose is certified to direct stage fight scenes by the Society of American Fight Directors and Fight Directors Canada. “The challenge is to make it look dangerous while keeping it absolutely safe,” he told the reporter. In addition to directing, Rose also performs. He notes a sword fight against Shakespeare’s “Richard III” several years ago in which he had to dodge the other actor’s wrong move. For more information, visit his Web site at www.ianrosefights.com.

Thomas M. Brinker Jr., Professor of Business, cowrote the article “Vacation Home Rentals and their Rules for Expense Deductibility” for the January 2006 edition of the Journal of Financial Service Professionals. “As the ownership of vacation homes increases, the importance of careful tax planning for ownership also increases,” the article notes.

Alumni in the News

Heather Bialy ‘04, an inspector with the New Jersey office of Animal Welfare, was featured in the Nov. 25 Maple Shade (NJ) Progress. The article outlined Bialy’s ten day trip to New Orleans to help rescue animals that were stranded due to Hurricane Katrina. Of the rescue mission, Bialy says, “It was a big mess. We had to crawl under a lot of houses because the dogs would go under them to hide. I’d have to go after them.” Bialy has an individualized bachelor's degree with a concentration in animal welfare.

Linda Taylor, who received a bachelor’s degree in Health Administration from Arcadia in ’00, has been featured on WHYY-PBS radio’s “A Chef’s Table” by host Jim Coleman. She’ll also appear on his TV show “Healthy Flavors” on Ch. 12. Her business, Taylor’s Wholesome Foods in Mt. Airy, also was featured in the Chestnut Hill Local. Taylor will be teaching the class “What’s Brewing? Tea-Delicious Tea Cuisines” as part of the Mt. Airy Learning Tree (MALT). Taylor, a food consultant and owner of Taylor’s Wholesome Foods Workshop, will be teaching students how to prepare and season food using the essence of tea. Mention of her class was featured in a recent edition of the Germantown Courier. Her class will take place on March 23 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Unitarian Society of Germantown. To register, visit www.mtairylearningtree.org.


Publication Information

Contributors to this issue of the Bulletin: students Bridget Curtis '08 and Fred Lazzati '06. Photos by Joshua Blustein, Associate Professor of Psychology.

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