|February 7, 2006|
|February 7, 2006||A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events|
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How to Report Acts of Intolerance or Incivility
By President Jerry Greiner
I am pleased to report on the latest Campus Climate Team activities that will make a positive impact on the level of civility on our campus. The Campus Climate Team makes recommendations to the President and other University officials about efforts to foster an institutional climate free of intolerance and to establish a protocol for responding to and monitoring incidents. The University defines civility as the acceptance of all our fellow students, staff and faculty members into a safe teaching and learning environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.
Soon you will be seeing notices posted around campus—including on bulletin boards, in The Tower and on MyArcadia—about how to report acts of incivility. I want all of our students to know that we want them to bring acts of incivility to our attention so that we can address them. I ask faculty and staff to take note of this process as well since they may be contacted by a student with a concern. Faculty and staff also should be aware of the reporting process for their own concerns as well.
There are many ways all of us can influence our campus environment. We are responsible for the impact of our words and actions upon the community and other individuals. When acts of incivility occur, we will inform the campus both as a means of collecting information that may help us solve a problem but also as a reminder of our goals for a welcoming and supportive community.
Please take a minute to visit the new Civility module located on MyArcadia to become familiar with our reporting process and response mechanisms. (For those who have not customized their MyArcadia home page, the new module will appear on right side, under the Strategic Planning Initiative module. For viewers who have customized their layout, the Civility module appears on the bottom left and can be moved around.)
CEA Announces New Study Abroad Program on Chinese Language, Culture
Students in a new study abroad program to China will have the opportunity to develop proficiency in Chinese language while discovering the historical and contemporary influences of an emerging world giant. Students will spend half their time studying Chinese language, the other half studying Chinese culture, arts, economics, philosophy, and geography.
The Alliance for Global Education is a joint effort of the Arcadia University Center for Education Abroad (CEA) and the Institute for Study Abroad at Butler University. Both institutions are pioneers in the field of education abroad and have shown a strong commitment to providing academically and culturally enriching study abroad programs for many years. In China, students will have the opportunity to choose between programs offered at three distinguished institutions: Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU), Fudan University, and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE).
Supporting the development of language proficiency and intercultural competence is at the core of the new study abroad programs. Chinese is one of five “critical need” languages that are part of the National Security Language Initiative, a U.S. Department of State plan to “strengthen national security and prosperity through education, especially in developing foreign language skills,” announced on Jan. 5.
“Traditional study abroad opportunities are Euro-focused,” says Dr. David Larsen, Arcadia Vice President and Director of the Center for Education Abroad. “Until Marco Polo dictated his memoirs in the late 13th century, Europeans knew little of the East, yet the mysteries of China remain embedded in its art and culture, and the Pacific Rim nation once again bustles with economic opportunities. We started work last year on a study abroad program centered on the language, arts and economics of China, and we are pleased that it corresponds with the new language initiative.” More information is available at www.allianceglobaled.org.
Campus Remembers Dr. Steven Goldberg
Friends and family members remembered Dr. Steven Goldberg, Professor of Education, at a memorial service on Sunday in Stiteler Auditorium. Dr. Goldberg passed away on Feb. 1 from esophageal cancer. “Steve had been a member of our community since 1988. His presence on campus and contributions to our educational programs will be sadly missed,” said Dr. Steven Gulkus, chair of the Education Department.
Dr. Goldberg came to Arcadia in 1988, having worked as both an education professor and an attorney practicing education law. He earned his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and his Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy from the University of Pittsburgh. He earned his M.A. in politics and education from Columbia University and his B.A. from SUNY-Binghamton. He was admitted to the Bar in Pennsylvania and Nebraska. His research included civil rights issues in education, due process for disabled students, and alternative dispute resolution.
The Philadelphia Inquirer on Saturday described Dr. Goldberg as a lawyer who would rather teach educational professionals than sue them, according to his wife, Jolley Bruce Christman. “He wanted them to understand the legal rights of parents and children…. He encouraged teachers and school administrators to collaborate with families for the benefit of the child….” In addition to his wife, Dr. Goldberg is survived by stepchildren Katherine, Sarah, and Andrew Christman; a brother; and a grandson.
A memorial fund has been established and donations can be sent to Arcadia University, Development Office, Blankley Hall, Glenside, PA 19038, attn: The Steven P. Goldberg Memorial Fund.
New Hours for Math Lab
Math students looking for a little extra help are invited to visit the Math Lab, located in Boyer 116. Tutors are on hand daily and are available with no appointment necessary. Spring semester hours are as follows:
Schedules of tutors and subjects are posted on MyArcadia. Go to the Academic Tab and click on the Math Lab link.
Alum Brings HGTV’s Small Space, Big Style Talent Search Home
Attention all students—especially those who have used a little creativity decorating their residence hall rooms or who have designed the most stylish apartment on the block. Alumnae Elizabeth Sulock ’05, in affiliation with her new employer Brainbox Productions, is looking for homes to feature on HGTV’s Small Space, Big Style, currently airing Thursday nights at 8 p.m. Each episode features four very small spaces across the country that possess a unique design style and employ a creative use of space. Living areas must be interesting, innovative and less than 1,000 square feet. To learn more about Small Space, Big Style and how you and your “home” could be featured on an episode, please contact Elizabeth at Elizabeth@brainbox.tv or visit the Web site at www.brainboxtalent.com/smallspace.
CEA’s British Director Focuses on Student Service
Will Migniuolo, Deputy Director for the Center for Education Abroad’s British Operations, visited the Glenside campus in January to talk about how staff in the two locations—Glenside and London—serve students studying overseas in CEA’s British programs. “Regular visits of staff are vital to keep up with changes, discuss ongoing projects, and update each other on technology changes, budgets, program needs, as well as future needs of students,” notes Lorna Stern Laniak, CEA’s Director of Student Services. “This is all with an eye to promoting program quality and enhancing efficiency.” Migniuolo also met with Provost Mike Berger, Director of International Services Jan Finn and others to discuss possible new program initiatives and collaborations with Arcadia faculty.
TRIO Helps Students Prepare for Graduate School
The TRIO Dissemination Partnership Program at Arcadia University prepares eligible first-generation and underrepresented juniors and seniors for graduate education through workshops, seminars, lectures, and research. Students interested in pursuing graduate studies and who are income-eligible, first-generation college, or from groups historically underrepresented in graduate school should apply for the TRIO program. The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 24. The program starts at the end of April and includes a four-week Summer Research Institute Program from June 6 to July 1 for five students. More information is available by contacting Dr. Carlos Ortiz, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Aisha Amin, ACT 101 Counselor, at email@example.com. A link to the program application can be found under Campus Announcements on MyArcadia's home page.
Special Academic Attire Purchase for Faculty, Administrators
Faculty and administrators can purchase academic attire in time for Commencement 2006. Orders must be placed by Feb. 24 to guarantee delivery for the May ceremonies. A doctoral robe, black only, with imitation velvet, cap and hood is available for $60. A master’s gown, black only, cap and hood is available for $50. A velvet tam with gold metallic tassel is available for an additional $98; a velvet tam with detachable silk tassel costs $80. To place an order, call Arcadia’s Oak Hall representative at 610-692-4056 by Feb. 24.
Check MyArcadia for the most recent campus announcements
‘Conflicts in the Middle East’ Forum on Feb. 9
An open forum on “Conflicts in the Middle East: Where to go from here?” will be held Thursday, Feb. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Castle Mirror Room. Refreshments will be available at 6 p.m. The forum is sponsored by the International Studies and International Peace and Conflict Resolution programs at Arcadia University and co-sponsored by the Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania. The panelists are:
Gallery Reception for Student Biennial is Feb. 9
The 2006 Inaugural Exhibition of the Student Biennial, the first in a new series of student exhibitions selected by outside jurors, runs through Sunday, March 5, in the Arcadia University Art Gallery. An opening reception will be held Thursday, Feb. 9, from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. in the Art Gallery with the juror for the inaugural exhibition, Julie Courtney, an independent curator in Philadelphia. Visit www.arcadia.edu/gallery for Gallery hours.
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.
Students Performing Vagina Monologues on Feb. 10, 11
Students will perform The Vagina Monologues, written by Eve Ensler, on Friday, Feb. 10, and Saturday, Feb. 11, for the second year as a part of VDAY, a global movement to stop 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.
Tickets are $6 for Arcadia students, $9 for other students, and $12 for non-students. Refreshments and merchandise will be available at the performances. The proceeds 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.
Discussions on Substance Abuse, Senior Transitions
Are You from a Substance Abusing Family? Want to Meet with Others Who Might 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.
Financial Aid Awareness Week Feb. 13-17
Financial Aid Awareness Week is fast approaching with plenty of helpful hints and great prizes in store. Beginning Monday, Feb. 13, a series of activities promoting financial awareness will take place between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the upper level of the Dining Hall. Activities on Wednesday, Feb. 15, will take place in the lower level of the Dining Hall, where 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.
Race Matters Discussion: ‘Sticks and Stones’
“Sticks and Stones: Talking About Race,” the second Race Matters discussion, is Wednesday, Feb. 15, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in The Chat performance area. Dr. Ana Maria Garcia, Assistant Professor and Chair of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, and Dr. Angela Gillem, Professor of Psychology, will facilitate the discussion. Race Matters is a new campuswide discussion on race organized by Dr. John Noakes, Assistant Professor of Sociology, and Dr. Garcia. All members of the Arcadia University community are encouraged to attend the open, free-flowing discussion. For more information, contact Dr. Noakes or Dr. Garcia.
Latino Association Presents Karaoke Night with President Greiner
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 robing. 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.
Attorney to Discuss Employment Law Career
The Business/Health Administration and Economics Department will host Lori Halber, Esq., an attorney with the Philadelphia law firm of Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell, & Hippel LLP, on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 12:20 p.m. in Brubaker 303. She will discuss “The Professional Life of an Employment Law Attorney.” The University community is invited to attend. The talk will be of interest to any student in the pre-law sequence as well as students who plan to work in any aspect of human resources management as part of their chosen profession. For more information, contact Bob Kieserman, Adjunct Professor and Coordinator of the Health Administration program.
Keely and Du, Two Views on Abortion, Through Their Eyes
Arcadia’s Theatre Department presents Jane Martin’s Keely and Du, a dual-sided perspective on the right-to-life argument as seen through two sympathetic characters, at its Mainstage Theatre in the Spruance Fine Arts Center from Feb. 23 through March 5. Keely and Du tells the story of Keely, a young woman who has become pregnant as a result of a rape and is kidnapped by an anti-abortion organization, “Operation Retrieval.” Du, a registered nurse working for the organization, is assigned the task of watching after Keely for both medical and security purposes. Keely and Du is neither a pro-choice nor a right-to-life argument. Instead, the play forces the audience to view both sides of the debate through the eyes of sympathetic characters. The play is directed by Mark Wade, Arcadia’s Interim Director and Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre.
For tickets and more information, call 215-572-2112 or visit www.arcadia.edu/arcadiatheatre.
‘Writing for Children: or What I Learned from my Slinky’ Feb. 28
Children’s author and Arcadia alumna Jen Bryant ’00 is coming to Arcadia to discuss, “Writing for Children: or What I Learned from my Slinky” as part of Arcadia’s University Colloquium Series in Association with the Writers Return to Campus Series. Bryant, who also serves as an Adjunct Professor at West Chester University and earned her master’s in education from Arcadia in 2000, will discuss the journey from idea to publication for several of her recent books, focusing on the valuable process of creative writing. “Writing for Children: or What I Learned from my Slinky” will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rose and Mirror rooms of Grey Towers Castle.
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
College Actors Entertain Elementary Playwrights
The young playwrights were on the edge of their seats as actors from Temple and Arcadia universities brought their plays to life. For photos and more about the young dreams performed on the stage in Stiteler, visit http://gargoyle.arcadia.edu/bulletin/06-0207a.htm.
Student’s Design Helps A Better Philadelphia
Arcadia student Lisa Furry '06 designed a logo, Web site, business card, stationery and other items for a non-profit organization called A Better Philadelphia. “I just wanted to let you know how thrilled we are with Lisa’s work!” says Mary O’Brien, President and CEO of A Better Philadelphia. “We are receiving very positive comments about our Web site! The Pacific Institute has put a link to our Web site on their home page—so we now have national exposure. The logo that Lisa designed for us has garnered very positive reactions and is starting to create ‘brand’ recognition. Lisa’s cards and stationery are also consistently attracting attention. Thank you so much for the opportunity to work with your student.” A Better Philadelphia Inc. is a new approach to bring hope, revive people's spirits, and inspire the determination to create "a new normal"—a Philadelphia region that is safe, healthy, and happy. See Furry’s work at www.abetterphiladelphia.org.
Arcadia Student Among Survivor Hopefuls?
“So who were the adventurous ones lining up Thursday outside CBS's studios at Fifth and Market, hoping to catch a (Survivor) casting director's eye?” asked The Philadelphia Inquirer on Feb. 4. “The Philadelphia session was one of about 50 around the country…. The camera rolled for old Army captains who still play street hockey, an Arcadia University tennis player, and a man-mountain named Eric Olsen, 41, from West Chester.” The Inquirer didn’t name the Arcadia student, but the Bulletin would love to hear from him or her about the Survivor experience.
McCandles Sets Two Records in 200 and 500 Freestyle
Michelle McCandles ’08 set two new records, swimming the 200 freestyle in 2:07.44 and the 500 freestyle in 5:41.99 at Bryn Mawr over the weekend. The Arcadia men’s and women’s swim team lost to Bryn Mawr this weekend, 68-118. This was the last meet for seniors, including Arielle Martone ’06, who went out with a bang swimming the 400 Individual Medley for the last time. The swim team will end the season this weekend at the Cabrini Classics.
Upcoming meets: Feb. 10 and 11 at Cabrini, time: TBA.
Men's Basketball Wins Third Game in a Row
The Arcadia Knights men's basketball team won their third game in a row as they hung on to defeat Immaculata, 67-65, on Saturday. Kevin Brown ’08 was outstanding on both ends of the floor. He had 13 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists. Dave Boettcher ’07 finished the game with 14 points and 6 rebounds.
Upcoming games: Feb. 8 home vs. Cabrini, 8 p.m.; Feb. 11 at Marywood, 3 p.m.; Feb. 13 home vs. Wesley, 7 p.m.
Women’s Basketball Battles Undefeated Griffins
The Knights battled for a half with the undefeated Griffins but could not keep up as Gwynedd Mercy rolled to an 81-59 win on Jan. 30. The Knights stayed close in the first half and were able to score off the Griffins’ pressure. With 5:45 left in the first half, Amanda Holroyd '05 converted a jumper to close the gap to 28-21. That was as close as the Knights would get. The Griffins closed the half on a 13-7 run to go into the locker room 41-28. Gwynedd Mercy continued their hot shooting in the second half, to extend their lead to 64-33. The Knights battled back, closing the gap to 74-59 with 2:14 seconds remaining, but they ran out of gas as the Griffins scored the final 7 points to make the score 81-59. The Knights were led by Katie Lynch ’07, who scored 20 points and pulled down 16 rebounds.
The Knights women’s basketball team fought another defensive battle with Misericordia
Upcoming games: Feb. 8 home vs. Cabrini, 6 p.m.; Feb. 11 at Marywood, 1 p.m.
For Arcadia athletics schedules, scores, and team information, go to: www.arcadia.edu/athletics
Faculty in the News
Dr. James M. Paradis, Adjunct Professor of History, will speak at two different conferences on Saturday, Feb. 11. One is the Cheltenham/LaMott conference meeting, held at Temple Tyler Campus from 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., where he will speak on the 6th Regiment of the United States Colored Infantry. The second panel is part of Temple University’s Conference from 3-4 p.m. at Temple’s Main campus, where he will speak on the role of African Americans in the Gettysburg campaign.
Dr. Sharon Ravitch, Assistant Professor of Education, discussed diversity in schools in an article called “Teaching diversity: Where little exists” in the Jan. 15 edition of the Intelligencer. The article addressed the lack of diversity among teachers and students in Bucks County schools. Most of the nation’s teachers are white, middle class women “socialized and educated … in monocultural and Eurocentric school spaces,” Ravitch told the reporter. “Unless you’re getting these educators to critically reflect on their own hard-wired views on these marginalized groups, then it’s going to fall short.”
Dr. Kraiwinee Bunyaratavej, Assistant Professor of Business, co-wrote with E.D. Hahn “An Integrative Approach to Measuring Economic Convergence: The Case of the European Union” in the Global Economy Journal, (2005, Vol. 5, Issue 2). She also presented “Economic Convergence: Lessons from the Euro” at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Allied Social Science Associations in Boston from Jan. 6-8. Two additional conference presentations in 2005 dealt with outsourcing: “Services Offshoring: A Transnational Perspective” presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute in San Francisco in November and “Offshore Outsourcing: An Efficiency Perspective on Six Emerging Markets” presented at the Academy of International Business Annual Meeting in Québec City, Canada, in July.
Students in the News
The Loudoun Times-Mirror (Leesburg, Va.) on Jan. 17 noted that “Eleni Grove of Middleburg, is spending the semester studying through Arcadia University’s Center for Education Abroad in Athens, Greece.” Grove is a junior at Denison University in Granville, Ohio.
The Southhampton Press’ Moriches Bay column on Jan. 5 noted that Michaela Kerr ’09 “completed her first semester at Arcadia University studying abroad in London” and an exchange student from Indonesia, Chatrine Siswoyo ’09, “also successfully completed her first semester at Arcadia University.”
Alumni in the News
Scott Davis ‘96 M.Ed. Special Education, is the new principal of Tinicum Elementary School. Davis received his master’s degree in special education from Arcadia. Before Davis was named principal at Tinicum, he was an Assistant Principal at Palisades Middle School. Davis told the Delaware Valley News on Dec. 8, “I’ve learned so much here at the middle school level. I’ll definitely miss it. I’m leaving because it’s an opportunity to run my own building.”
Pamela Ray ’89, director of the Early Childhood Studies Program at St. Philip’s College in San Antonio, Texas, was recently named to the 2005 San Antonio Business Journal “40 Under 40 Rising Stars of San Antonio.” The Business Journal honors 40 women and men under the age of 40 who are considered to be the rising stars of San Antonio. Some of the honorees are involved in community service, while others are leading organizations that impact the city's economy by improving education, access to health care, technology and/or job opportunities.
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