January 31, 2006
Arcadia University Bulletin
January 31, 2006 A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events

Campus News

Meetings Start Today with Continuing Studies Candidates

As part of the selection process, an open meeting will be held on campus for each of the four finalists for the position of Founding Director of the Center for Continuing and Professional Studies. The person selected will be the chief administrative officer and academic leader for programs that are delivered to adults by non-traditional means such as online or in an accelerated mode. In cooperation with the faculty of the academic departments, the Founding Director will oversee the development of new programs designed to run during the academic year and/or the summer, both on- and off-campus.

These meetings are open to all members of the campus community. Please note that one of these sessions is scheduled for today (1/31) and another, for tomorrow. The names of the candidates and the dates, times and locations for the open meetings are as follows:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 31 – Dr. Kathleen Anderson
    2-2:45 p.m. in the Mirror Room of the Castle
  • Wednesday, Feb. 1 – Dr. Richard Hamilton
    2:30-3:15 p.m. in the University Gallery of the Landman Library
  • Monday, Feb. 6 – Dr. Margaret Shaw-Burnett
    2:30-3:30 p.m. in the University Gallery of the Landman Library
  • Wednesday, Feb. 8 – Dr. Kathleen Davis
    2:30-3:15 p.m. in the University Gallery of the Landman Library

Copies of the candidates’ resumes, as well as a full description of the position, will be available at each open meeting. If anyone would like this information beforehand, please contact Marie Gallagher at ext. 2924.

B2EST Receives Contract to Evaluate Alternative Education

BBEST ProgramArcadia’s B2EST (Building Behavioral and Educational Support Teams) program will evaluate the state’s Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth program in a $125,000 contract that runs through June 30. The Pennsylvania Department of Education spends $20 million a year on grants to pull about 28,000 disruptive students out of regular classrooms and into programs of academic instruction and counseling. B2EST, in collaborative partnership with the University of Pittsburgh, will evaluate the state’s 650 approved programs in school districts, intermediate units, area vocational-technical schools, and charter schools. B2EST will be evaluating which program components are effective and the extent to which they help disruptive youth return to regular classrooms and become successful both academically and behaviorally.

B2EST is Arcadia’s innovative program designed to train school staffs, educators and counselors in positive ways to address challenging behaviors. With a focus on solving behavioral problems in schools as opposed to problem children, B2EST uses strategies such as anger management training and positive teacher feedback to prepare school staff for behavior-challenged students. Using motivational incentives, the focus is to reward students with good behavior as opposed to reprimanding those students who are acting out. Approaches such as the 5:1 praise ratio, where staff members are trained to award five compliments to every correction, encourage achievement and create a healthy support system. B2EST has trained more than 600 teachers and staff in Philadelphia area and suburban schools. For more information about B2EST, visit www.arcadia.edu/bbest.

Careers: The Search for Internships

By Bridget Curtis ’08

One of the most important things employers look for in future employees can be summed up in two words: work experience. For many college students however, the question is, “How can I get work experience while still finishing out my degree?” The answer is internships, short-term, entry level opportunities where a person obtains practical work experience. Not only do internships give students the work experience needed to gain a competitive edge in the marketplace, but they also can provide some great insight into a future career.

With internships being such a valuable asset to aid people in the job search, it is important to find one that will specifically aid you in the training for your career. But how do you find an internship that’s just right? First things first, know what you’re looking for. Academic advisers and career counselors can help you identify the type of work you want to do and what kind of work setting you would prefer. Take advantage of the Career Information Center or surf Web sites such as the Philadelphia Job Bank to find plenty of options. Networking with family and friends is another way to scout out great opportunities. Also, if you like a company and they don’t exactly have an internship program, take a risk. Volunteer to work a couple days a week for free. Don’t be afraid to demonstrate self-confidence and take a chance on yourself.

It is recommended that the internship search starts about two semesters before you plan to intern. This ensures that you are giving yourself enough time to look for the internship that will work best for you. Attend job fairs, research companies and talk with your adviser to find the right internship. Resumes and letters of application should go out early in the semester before you plan to intern so that you’re not scrambling to find one at the last minute. Be sure to practice your interviewing skills through mock interviews with a Career Services adviser in order to make sure you’re putting your best foot forward.

For more information on internships, visit the Career Services Office, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., or visit their Web site at www.arcadia.edu/careerservices. Job listings and career planning and information systems are available on MyArcadia. Appointments can be arranged by visiting the Career Information Center in Knight Hall or by calling Kate McGlinchey at 215-572-2939. Evening hours can be scheduled upon request.

Foggy morning on campus
Monday's early morning fog on campus.

Hertel is New Director of Career Development

Hertel“The role of Career Services is to help students connect their education to their career or profession of choice. We help students develop the skills and strategies necessary to succeed in a competitive job market,” says Mike Hertel, Arcadia’s new Director of Career Development, who started Jan. 23.

Hertel has a proven record as a career counselor and academic adviser, with a strong background in program design and implementation. Before coming to Arcadia, he was Assistant Director of Career Services at Marywood University. He also has served as Assistant Director of Graduate Student Services at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University (IU) in Bloomington, Ind., and as an Academic Adviser at IU’s School of Nursing. He earned his B.A. in history and government from the University of Notre Dame and his master of education in counseling and development from Montana State University.

Career Services works with students and alumni in setting and implementing career and employment goals and provides graduate and professional school information and general career and academic counseling. The Career Information Center has up-to-date information on occupations, employers and graduate schools, as well as materials to assist in resume writing, job search and interview preparation. Career development workshops, job fairs and other programs are offered throughout the academic year.

Grant Pays Travel for Students Studying on Bioko

Bioko ProgramMore students will be able to spend a semester studying on Bioko Island in Equatorial Guinea thanks to a new grant from the IFSA Foundation. The $15,000 grant will be used for travel stipends and flight scholarships for qualifying students. The IFSA Foundation was founded in 2004 to support international education through undergraduate study abroad by students from U.S. colleges and universities. (www.theifsafoundation.org)

Arcadia’s study abroad semester on Bioko Island includes learning about the cultural and linguistic elements of this Spanish-speaking African nation, as well as discovering the biological diversity of Bioko Island. After working to teach English to students in Equatorial Guinea, participants return to the Glenside campus and share their learning with elementary and secondary schoolchildren in Philadelphia area schools.

The Arcadia University Center for Education Abroad, in conjunction with the Universidad Nacional de Guinea Ecuatorial (UNGE), conducts the study abroad program on Bioko Island. This undergraduate program offers a unique opportunity to:

  • study tropical biodiversity and wildlife conservation
  • explore the linguistic and cultural diversity of Equatorial Guinea
  • investigate the challenges of sustainable development and conservation in the African context through field research and service-learning.

For more information about the program, visit CEA’s Web site at www.arcadia.edu/cea.

Craik Named Editor of Physical Therapy Journal

Becky CraikDr. Rebecca L Craik, chair of Arcadia’s Physical Therapy Department, has been appointed editor-in-chief of Physical Therapy: The Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Her introductory editorial will appear in the March issue.

“Dr. Craik has an excellent understanding of the challenges that confront the Journal, and she is well-respected for her attitude of inclusiveness and collaboration. She is equally regarded for her intellectual and scientific integrity. These characteristics—critical to the success of peer-reviewed journals and of the professions that rely on them―will move the Journal to a new level during her five-year tenure," said APTA President Ben F. Massey Jr., P.T., M.A.

"Dr. Craik's impact can be seen in almost all aspects of the profession," Massey added. "She has demonstrated excellence in the areas of research, education, administration and clinical practice. She has played a major role in the development of the research agenda for physical therapy and has increased the visibility of the physical therapy profession within the interdisciplinary rehabilitation community. Her success as an educator, researcher and mentor is outstanding." Click here for more information about Craik’s five-year term, effective March 1, 2006.

Hope or Lifetime Learning Credit Available

The form to claim the Hope or Lifetime Learning Credit (1098T) will be mailed by Jan. 31 to students’ home addresses. It is also available online and can be accessed by going to www.1098T.com. Once there, choose Access My Record. A Social Security number and last name will be needed to retrieve the record. A pin number will not be necessary. Please contact the Tax Credit Reporting Service Call Center at 1-877-467-3821 or James Adams, Associate Controller, at 215-572-2936, with any questions. The Tax Credit Reporting Service (TCRS) Student/Taxpayer Web site provides useful information on the Taxpayer Relief Act (TRA) of 1997, which provides education tax incentives for eligible taxpayers. These benefits, called the Hope Scholarship Credit and Lifetime Learning Credit, allow taxpayers to reduce their federal income tax based upon qualified tuition and fees paid, assuming the taxpayer meets all TRA requirements.

Day on Campus Visits Begin This Week

Enrollment Management’s Day on Campus Program, (DOC), kicks off this week for students accepted for fall 2006. The DOC is an important program where incoming students accompany or “shadow” a current Arcadia student, giving them an inside look at life at Arcadia. The DOC program will run through April 10 with no DOC visits scheduled the weeks of March 6, 13 and 20. Faculty and staff are asked to please welcome DOC visitors to their classes and work study positions.

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.

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UPCOMING Events

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.

Women in Islam Panel on Feb. 5

Dr. Hayat Alvi-Aziz, Assistant Professor of International Studies, 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. The panel discussion starts at 3:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

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.

Discussions on Substance Abuse, Senior Transitions

Are You from a Substance Abusing Family? Want to Meet with Others Who Will Understand? Come for pizza and discussion on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Conference Room on the Ground Floor of Heinz Hall. Please RSVP to 215-572-2966.

Transitions: A Group Discussion on the Senior Experience. Come for a discussion of the transitions facing seniors on Wednesday, Feb. 15, and/or Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Please RSVP to 215-572-2791, ext. 3.

The open discussions are coordinated by Emily DePaul, Arcadia’s Health Educator, and Counseling Services.

Students Performing Vagina Monologues on Feb. 10, 11

v-dayStudents will perform The Vagina Monologues, written by Eve Ensler, on Friday, Feb. 10, and Saturday, Feb. 12, for the second year as a part of VDAY, a global movement to stop both local and global violence toward women and girls.

The performances will be held at 8 p.m. in Stiteler Auditorium. Monologues will be performed by both graduate and undergraduate students, as well as Vice President for Student Affairs Jan Walbert and Adjunct Theater Professor Alisa Sickora Kelckner.

The proceeds this year will benefit Women in Transition, an organization that helps women who are in abusive relationships. The program is being produced by Sarah Holt ’07 and directed by Sara Landis ’06. More information on these organizations is available at their Web sites: Women in Transition, www.womenintransitioninc.org, and VDAY, www.vday.org.

Financial Aid Awareness Week Feb. 13-16

Financial Aid Awareness Week is fast approaching with plenty of helpful hints and great prizes in store. From Monday, Feb. 13, through Thursday, Feb. 16, a series of activities promoting financial awareness will take place between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Dining Hall. Activities on Wednesday, Feb. 15, also will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Students will be offered assistance in applying for a federal PIN number, completing their FAFSA and other forms for next year, and opening a U-Promise account to save toward their student loan repayment. Light refreshments and prizes also will be provided.

Latino Association Presents Karaoke Night with President

Everyone is invited to Karaoke Night with President Jerry Greiner on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 8:30 p.m. in The Chat. Sponsored by the Latino Association, the evening will include fun and entertaining Karaoke performances by Arcadia students! Refreshments will be served. For more information, e-mail: arcadiala@yahoo.com.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Commencement Feb. 17

The Commencement Ceremony and hooding for candidates for the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree will be held on Friday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m. in Stiteler Auditorium in Murphy Hall. Members of the platform party, including trustees, physical therapy faculty, other faculty and administrators, are asked to be in Murphy Hall 108 by 2:30 p.m. for robing. Line-up for the procession will begin at 2:45 p.m. All physical therapy student participants are asked to be in Murphy 114 by 2:15 p.m. for robbing. Immediately following the ceremony, all participants and guests are invited to a reception in Grey Towers Castle.

American Red Cross Blood Drive at Arcadia University

Arcadia will host a blood drive on Monday, Feb. 20, in the Rose and Mirror rooms of Grey Towers Castle. Though walk-ins are accepted, appointments are greatly preferred. To schedule an appointment, contact Residence Hall Council (RHC) at 215-572-4683 or Nick Luchko at 215-572-4126. Sign-ups also will be outside the Dining Hall during the next few weeks. To sign-up online, go to www.pleasegiveblood.org.

View the University Events Calendars on arcadia.edu and MyArcadia

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Sports Update

Coach Carlin Headed to Northwestern University

CarlinTom Carlin, Men’s Soccer Coach at Arcadia for the past six seasons, has been appointed as Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach at Northwestern University. He starts Feb. 1 at the Division I school in Chicago.

“Tom has been at Arcadia for the past 10 1/2 years,” says Arcadia Athletic Director Shirley Liddle. “He not only coached here, he played here. As a coach, he’s been extremely successful not only in winning, but in establishing a quality soccer experience for our student-athletes. As we look for a new coach, we will look for many of the same qualities that Tom brought to our program.”

“Tom’s leadership ability and soccer acumen emerged early at Arcadia,” notes Jan Walbert, Vice President for Student Affairs. He was team captain of the Knights for three years and was a three-time All-PAC member. Carlin earned a B.A. in history with a secondary education minor and his Master's in Counseling from Arcadia. More »

Soda Hits Turnaround Jumper at Last Second

Bateman Sparks Soda
Soda
Holroyd
Lynch

On Thursday, Jan. 26, graduate student Becky Soda '05 scored a 10-foot turnaround jumper with no time remaining on the clock as the Knights' women's basketball team defeat PSU-Berks 56-54 in a triumphant come-back non-conference home victory. Arcadia trailed by 25 points at half-time but outscored PSU 44-17 in the second half to mount the exciting second half win. Amanda Holroyd '05  led all scorers with 19 points and added 13 rebounds. Katie Lynch '07 and Soda each scored 13 points. Lynch also grabbed 13 boards.

Second consecutive win – The Arcadia women's basketball team notched a second consecutive win with a 75-68 victory at Neumann College on Saturday, Jan. 28. The game was close throughout the first half as both teams were scoring in transition. The Knights closed out the half with a basket and a 34-28 lead. Soda lead the way, scoring 19 of her team-high 24 points in the opening stanza.

The Knights started the second half strong as they pushed the lead to 46-34 early.  Neumann however would answer, lead by Nellie Mixon who scored a game-high 28 points as they closed the gap to five, but they could get no closer. The Knights knocked down some free throws late to seal the win. Holroyd pitched in 16 points and 8 rebounds while Lynch added 12 points and 14 rebounds to record the double-double. With the win, the Knights improved their overall record to 9-9 and their PAC record to 4-5. 

Close Game with Alvernia – The Crusaders of Alvernia College got off to a quick start as they surged to an early double digit lead on Jan. 23 against the Arcadia women's team. The lead grew to as much as 18 points in the second half before the Knights put on a furious comeback. With 6:30 left in the game, Lynch, who scored 15 points, converted a lay-up to close the deficit to five points. But the Crusaders answered with three-pointers on two straight possessions and closed out the game for 69-49 victory.

Upcoming Games: Feb. 1 home vs. Misericordia, 6 p.m.; Feb. 6 at Wesley, 6 p.m.

Swimmers Turn in Personal Bests

Arcadia swimmers posted lots of personal bests against Lebanon Valley on Jan. 24. “Vinnie Knoll gets the Iron Man Award," notes Swimming Coach Kasie Patterson. “He swam the 800 meters free, 200 meters IM (individual medley), and 400 meters free and did very well. Overall, I was very pleased with the team’s performance.” The men dropped a close contest, 83-74, to Lebanon Valley, and the women competed well but lost 86-68.

This was the last meet for the men until the Cabrini Classics on Feb. 10-11, where Arcadia will compete against four other teams. The women will be swimming solo against Bryn Mawr on Feb. 3. The home meet is at 5 p.m.

Men's Basketball Defeat PSU-Berks

Bateman Sparks
Slattery
Mulholland
Soda Solomon
Elliot
Solomon

The Arcadia University men's basketball team was in action on Jan. 26 against PSU-Berks. Stu Slattery '06 scored 12 points as the Knights defeated non-conference PSU-Berks 83-48. Bobby Mulholland '09 and Eric Elliott '08 added 11 points each. John Soloman '08 chipped in with a career-high 5 points.

The Knights' win over PSU-Berks followed a loss to conference rival Alvernia College 69-54 on Monday, Jan. 23. The Knights kept the game close early in the first half before the Crusaders surged to a 14-point lead at the half. The Knights never really threatened again as Alvernia cruised to a 69-54 PAC conference victory. The Knights were paced by Dave Boettcher '07 and Kevin Brown '08,  who each tallied 10 points.

Upcoming games : Feb. 2 home vs. Misericordia, 8 p.m.; Feb. 4 home vs. Immaculata, 2 p.m.; Feb. 6 at Wesley, 8 p.m.

Men’s Basketball on the ‘Upswing’

“Burlington Township graduates Kevin Brown and Sterling Green are part of the upswing at Arcadia University’s” men’s basketball program, which has a 7-8 record after finishing 4-21 last season, reports the Burlington County Times on Jan. 29. “Brown, a 5-11 sophomore guard, leads Arcadia in assists (51 total) and steals (28) through 15 games. He's scoring 8.8 points per game and chipping in with 4.2 rebounds. Brown had 13 points and three assists in a 71-63 win over Pennsylvania Athletic Conference rival Eastern.” To read the entire article, click on www.phillyburbs.com.

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

ARCADIA IN THE NEWS

Arcadia’s Center for Education Abroad (CEA) was mentioned in the article “Smart Ways to Study Abroad" in the Your Money section of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance February 2006 magazine. The article featured Jonathan Jackson, a junior at Rice University, who just spent a semester in New Zealand through the CEA. The article talked about ways to plan and prepare for study abroad including financial aid, using a cell phone and managing money. For more information on the CEA’s many study abroad programs, visit www.arcadia.edu/cea.

The Arcadia University name change was once again cited in an article depicting the dropping of the word “Dummer” from the 242-year-old boarding school, Governor Dummer Academy. The posting, originally seen on CBS4-TV in Boston, mentioned the doubling of Arcadia applications since the name change four years ago.

Faculty in the News

Dr. Mark P. Curchack, Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies, has been elected as the first chair of the board of PACE, the Philadelphia Area Consortium for Education, a 27 college and museum consortium intending to raise funds in support of projects for improvement in the Philadelphia School District. He also has just been elected to the board of Orchestra 2001, a Philadelphia-based organization promoting and performing new (classical) music, especially the works of American and Philadelphia composers. And he is a member of the national nominating committee of the Society for College and University Planners.

To hear Dr. Gail Hearn, Professor of Biology, interviewed for the NPR radio program “The World,” which aired on Jan. 6, click on www.theworld.org/heardonair/index.shtml. Hearn and Dr. Wayne Morra, Associate Professor of Economics, discuss their efforts to preserve wildlife on Bioko Island.

Larry Atkins, Adjunct Professor of Communications, held a book signing and writing workshop at the Willow Grove Barnes & Noble on Jan. 12. Atkins, one of the nation’s leading Op-Ed writers, recently published his book, Larry the Liberal Lawyer Lashes Out, a collection of over 70 of his best pieces. Atkins’ workshop was mentioned in a recent article in the Valley Item.

Students in the News

Brother Robert Peach was featured in the article, ”Becoming a Christian Brother” for the Catholic Review in Baltimore, Md. Peach, who is currently working on his master’s degree in English literature at Arcadia, entered into the Christian Brothers at an October ceremony in Philadelphia.

Alumni in the News

Meg Eubank ‘05, was awarded Honorable Mention in the IPA Photographer of the Year Awards. Eubank’s nature photo “Reflection,” entered in the non-professional category, was chosen from 16,648 entries throughout 32 countries. Eubank, a photographer from Point Pleasant, was previously named a finalist in Photographer Forum magazine’s 25th Annual College Photography contest. Her award was mentioned in the Dec. 1 Bucks County Herald.

Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt ‘88 was profiled in the article “8 years for a master’s – ‘and worth all’ of it” in the Jan. 4 Wildwood Leader. Adelizzi-Schmidt, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Communications from Arcadia, recently earned her M.B.A. She is an account/executive manager with Smith O’Keefe and Associates, one of the largest public relations firms in southern New Jersey.

Lloy Sanders ’90 was recently named a principal at Turner Investment Partners. Sanders, who received a BS in Computer Science from Arcadia, is a customer-relationship-management database programmer. He was mentioned in recent editions of the Philadelphia Inquirer, ICMA-RC VantageLink, Business Wire, Market Watch and Yahoo! Finance.

Rev. Carolyn G. Jones ‘71 was interviewed for the “Guiding Spirit” section of the Hammond, Ind., Times. Jones, the worship minister at St. Paul Church in Indianapolis, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Arcadia.

 

Publication Information

Contributors to this issue of the Bulletin: students Bridget Curtis '08 and Michelle Leone '09. Photos by Joshua Blustein, Associate Professor of Psychology.

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