February 28, 2006
Arcadia University Bulletin
February 28, 2006 A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events

Campus News

Arcadia’s Dorney Named PAC Coach of the Year

Arcadia University’s Pat Dorney was named Coach of the Year after leading the Knights to a 16-11 record and the third seed in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) playoffs. The All-PAC men’s basketball team, announced today, featured Arcadia’s Eric Elliot ’08 as a first-team selection. Derek Cornish ’06 was named to the All-PAC Sportsmanship Team. See Sports Update for more about the basketball team’s heart-pounding season finale.

Student Work in Juried Show at Gallery

Student Biennial ShowThe Arcadia University Art Gallery featuers the 2006 Inaugural Exhibition of the Student Biennial, the first in a new series of student exhibitions selected by outside jurors, through Sunday, March 5. The juror for the inaugural exhibition is Julie Courtney, an independent curator in Philadelphia. 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.

Student Biennial ShowThe 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.

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

Genetic Counseling Student Takes Top Award

The National Society of Genetic Counselors honored 10 genetic counseling students from Arcadia at its annual conference in November, with Sarah Charles ’06 of Newark, Del., earning top honors with the Beth Fine Kaplan Student Abstract Award. This is the second time that an Arcadia student has won this prestigious award.

Along with her sponsor, Arcadia alum Lisa Jay Kessler ’00, who now works at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Charles studied whether African American women responded differently to standard or more culturally sensitive counseling. Her paper, “Satisfaction with Genetic Counselors for BRCA1 (Breast Cancer gene) and BRCA2 Mutations Among African American Women,” shows no discernible difference in effectiveness between the traditional counseling and the culturally modified approach. The issue is of concern since the new profession – there are only 2,000 genetic counselors in the nation and most are white – is trying to recruit more diverse students. Kessler’s ongoing research is delving more deeply into the issues of cultural diversity in counseling techniques. Arcadia’s Genetic Counseling Program is one of only 27 in the nation. Established in 1995, the program has graduated more than 100 students and is one of the largest programs in the nation. Read more about seven other Arcadia students who won awards.

Works on Paper Needed for Juried Exhibition

Arcadia University is seeking entries for its biennial Works on Paper exhibition at the Art Gallery. All artists living within a 40-mile radius of the University are eligible to submit up to three works in any medium on paper and any size. Now in its 23rd year, Works on Paper consistently showcases many of the region’s leading and emerging artists while addressing a spectrum of ideas and materials currently being explored on and with paper. This year’s exhibition will be juried by Cornelia Butler, Chief Curator, Department of Drawings at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

Entries must be hand-delivered to the Art Gallery on Thursday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Friday, March 10, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Saturday, March 11, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., or on Sunday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Although framed entries are recommended, for the first time in the show’s history, framing is not required. Entry fees are $15 for one work, $20 for two, and $25 for three. A detailed prospectus is available online at www.arcadia.edu/gallery or by calling 215-572-2133 or 215-572-2131. Works on Paper will be on view in the gallery from March 28 though April 23. For more information about submitting entries and general information about the process, please call 215-572-2133 or e-mail gallery assistant Jamar Nicholas at nicholaj@arcadia.edu.

Exec-in-Residence Shares Lessons in International Marketing

Mark Patridge, Senior Commercial Director for Latin America with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, was executive-in-residence with the M.B.A. program’s International Marketing class in January. He is an expert in multifunctional and multinational responsibility for subsidiary sales, marketing, and medical-regulatory affairs, and he speaks Spanish and Portuguese. The M.B.A. with an International Perspective program utilizes executives-in-residence, working with a lead instructor, to provide supplemental academic content and instruction for courses in their areas of expertise. “This format has the opportunity to provide the students the best of both worlds: academic expertise and practitioner experience,” says Dr. Thomas Wieckowski, Founding Director of the M.B.A. program.

Young Writers Project Explores ‘Flash Fiction’

The Arcadia University Young Writers Project is looking for seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders to take part in a six-week “flash fiction” workshop. This workshop is led by Arcadia professors Dr. Leif Gustavson and Tyler Doherty and will take place in Cliveden, a Revolutionary War era house located in Historic Germantown in Philadelphia.

In this workshop, students will explore the precise and often absurd world of an emerging literary genre, “short short” or “flash fiction.” Usually limited to the small space of between 150 and 400 words, flash fiction is an ideal vehicle for middle and high school students looking to hone their prose-writing skills. Through an integrated series of exercises ranging from the writing of vignettes of people, places and things, to flash fiction pieces, to prose poems and New Sentence experimental prose, students will get a first-hand taste of the diversity of moves this genre can encompass and learn to apply the techniques of the best contemporary writers in their own pieces. Workshops begin Monday, March 20, and run through Thursday, May 4. For more information, contact Dr. Gustavson at 215-572-2118.

Nominate an Adjunct Faculty For Award

Nominations are needed for Arcadia’s Adjunct Faculty Award, given each spring to an outstanding part-time faculty member. This award will be given at Honors Convocation on March 25. This is an opportunity for students to recognize and reward a faculty member who is an especially effective classroom teacher. Be a part of the selection process by nominating an adjunct faculty member who has significantly influenced students at Arcadia. Please return nominations to the Registrar’s Office, Taylor 103, or the Graduate Studies Office, Taylor 102, by Friday, March 3. Click here for Nomination Ballot.

Promote Campus Events on Arcadia’s Ch. 2

Channel 2 is an excellent resource for faculty, staff, and student organizations to get the word out about upcoming events and other information to the campus community. Channel 2 is available to the entire campus via cable TV. It is run by Laren McClung, studio supervisor and Instructor in the Communications Department in Murphy Hall and updated by the team of Communications work study students. “It is a great way to get information out to the campus community,” notes McClung. “Anyone interested in posting an advertisement can send a PowerPoint slide to videolab@arcadia.edu or send an e-mail including information on the event along with a time, date, and location to mcclungl@arcadia.edu and we will create an ad for the occasion.” For more information, contact McClung at 215-572-2168.

Barnes Retires After 17 Years in Public Safety

Harold Barnes has been a member of the Department of Public Safety since 1989. He came to Arcadia after a 22-year career with the Philadelphia Police Department, where he was a patrol officer in North Philadelphia, around the Temple University area. After his patrol assignment, he was assigned to the Accident Investigation Division. In 1967 he was assigned to the Police Athletic League. It was during this assignment that he supervised and mentored hundreds of young people in the North Penn Police Athletic League (PAL) facility. “Harold joined the Department of Public Safety in August of 1989,” says Jim Bonner, Director of Public Safety. “Because of his diligent and dedicated work, he was promoted to sergeant in January 1990 and served the University community until going to part-time in 2004. Harold has seen the Arcadia community grow over his tenure. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience. He has developed many friendships and life-long acquaintances over his 17 plus years here at Arcadia University. He will be missed, but his retirement is well earned.”

Tecklin Visiting Scholar at Ben Gurion University

Jan Tecklin, Professor of Physical Therapy, will be traveling to Beersheva, Israel, to be the Harry T. Dozor Visiting Scholar at Ben Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev at the end of March. Tecklin was at BGU in 2002 through an initiative funded by then-President Bette Landman in an effort to develop some linkages with the four physical therapy programs in Israel, and he has stayed in contact with several of his Israeli contacts. The Dozor Visiting Scholar Program is named in honor of Harry T. Dozor, a Philadelphia philanthropist, and there have been well over 200 scholars since the program began. Tecklin will be lecturing on two full days—one day to the hospital-based therapists and another to the home care therapists in the region. In addition, he will be spending one day in the Cystic Fibrosis clinic—his specialty area—and another day in meetings with the BGU faculty. He also expects to go to Jerusalem for a few days after Beersheva to visit the Israel Museum and study their numismatic collection as he is a collector of ancient Jewish coins as well. He also may be lecturing at Haifa University.

Nominations for Peer Recognitions Wanted

Know staff members who go above and beyond the call of duty? Let them know that all of the work they do deserves recognition from Staff Council! Please e-mail Katie Kelly in Human Resources with the name of the person to be recognized and a few reasons why they earned this recognition. The individual will receive a certificate signed by University President Jerry Greiner and Holly Kirkpatrick, Staff Council President, as well as a personalized letter congratulating them on this great achievement.

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UPCOMING Events

Dining Vendors to Host Questions and Answer Forum

Arcadia University has officially gone out to bid on the contract for dining services. The contract with Aramark expires in June, and five vendors have been invited to bid. They are: Aramark, Sodexho, Chartwells, Parkhurst Dining Services and AVI Food Systems. As part of the bid process, each of the five vendors will host a catered event on campus. “This has never been done before, and it is very exciting,” says Mimi Bassetti, Director of Administrative Services. “Additionally, each vendor will have a day to spend on campus. Part of their day will be to host a campuswide question/answer forum.”

Parkhurst Dining Services will host a question/answer forum on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Castle Mirror Room. Aramark will host a forum on Wednesday, March 1, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Castle Rose Room. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend all or any part of this open forum where representatives will talk about their services, answer questions, and explain why they should be selected as the dining services provider. Bring your questions and concerns. Contact Mimi Bassetti, 215-572-2941 for more information about the bid process or this event.

Alumna Talks About Creative Writing for Children

Chester County children’s author and Arcadia alumna Jen Bryant is coming to Arcadia to discuss “Writing for Children: or What I Learned from my Slinky” as part of the University Colloquium Series in association with the Writers Return to Campus Series on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rose and Mirror rooms of Grey Towers Castle.

Bryant, who writes biographies, poetry and fiction for children and adults, has been published in American Literary Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, The Laurel Review, Clackamas Literary Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Smartish Pace, Paterson Literary Review, and others. A recipient of the Milton Center Prize for Poetry, Bryant was a finalist for the Felix Pollak and Hollis Summers prizes. She serves as an Adjunct Professor at West Chester University and lives in Glenmoore, Pa. She earned her master’s in education from Arcadia in 2000.

Bryant will discuss the journey from idea to publication for several of her recent children’s books, focusing on the valuable process of creative writing. The Trial, a historical novel in poems about the 1935 Lindbergh baby kidnapping trial, was published by Knopf in 2004. A second novel, Pieces of Georgia, set in Chester County, Pa., is forthcoming from Knopf in April. Jen’s recent picture books, Georgia’s Bones, Music For the End of Time, and Call Me Marianne, are biographical stories about Georgia O’Keeffe, Olivier Messiaen, and Marianne Moore, respectively.

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.

Ash Wednesday Mass in Castle on March 1

The University community is invited to attend the Ash Wednesday Mass on Wednesday, March 1, at 11 a.m. in the Castle Mirror Room, sponsored by the Newman Organization. A priest from St. Luke's Parish in Glenside will preside. The service will last about 45 minutes. Any student who cannot attend is invited to join the Newman Organization at the evening Mass at St. Luke's Church at 5:30 p.m. Transportation will be provided; contact Catherine Mattingly at mattingly@arcadia.edu.

‘Here’s Looking at You! What Makes a Film Political?’

The lecture “Here’s Looking at You: What Makes a Film Political?” with Dr. Ernest Giglio, is free and open to the public on Thursday, March 2, at 5 p.m. in Brubaker 201. For more information, e-mail Dr. Hayat Alvi-Aziz, Assistant Professor and Director of the International Studies Program. Giglio is Professor Emeritus of Politics and American Studies and a Fulbright Scholar. He has a B.A. from Queens College (CUNY), a M.A. from SUNY-Albany, and a Ph.D. in social sciences from Syracuse University.

Sexual Positions – And How to Handle Situations

The popular program, Sexual Positions, addresses situations in which students may find themselves. It will be held on Thursday, March 2, at 9 p.m. in The Chat. The program is sponsored by the Peer Educators. For more information, contact Beth Auger at augere88@arcadia.edu.

LGBTQ Support Programs in March

On Campus: Several types of programs to learn more about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) people will be held in March. Everyone is invited to attend, especially education majors. For more information about the two programs to be held on campus, contact Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe or Mary Dress in the Education Department, 215-572-2938, dressm@arcadia.edu.

  • “Understanding Sexual Identity across the Continuum” will be discussed on Thursday, March 2, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the University Gallery in Landman Library.
  • “In Their Own Words: Coming-Out Stories of LGBTQ Individuals” will be held Thursday, March 9, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Castle Mirror Room.

Off Campus: “I Want to Understand,” programs also will be held in local churches. People of all ages and faiths are welcome to attend and ask questions in a safe and supportive environment. There is no registration fee. The following programs are hosted by Faith Partners of the Bryson Institute:

  • Sunday, March 5, “Understanding Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Identities” from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 654 N. Easton Road, Glenside (215-887-1765).
  • Sunday, March 12, “Understanding Transgender and Gender Identification” from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 654 N. Easton Road, Glenside.
  • Sunday, March 19, “Understanding Issues and Experiences of LGBTQ Youth” from 3 to 4: 30 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 120 S. Easton Road, Glenside (215-887-3005).
  • Sunday, March 26, “How to Support LGBTQ Youth and Their Families” from 3 to 4: 30 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 120 S. Easton Road, Glenside.

Keely and Du at the Arcadia Theatre

Keely and Du“Now you have no excuse not to see the show! Pay what you can... a dime, a quarter, a dollar, or charge it to your student account," says Interim Theatre Director Mark Wade, who announced that Sunday afternoon showings of Keely and Du in Arcadia’s MainStage will be pay-as-you-can. 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 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 Wade, Arcadia’s Interim Director and Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre.

  • Dates: Feb. 23 - March 5
  • Times: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
  • Location: Arcadia Theatre, Arcadia University
  • Ticket prices: $6 Arcadia Students, $12 Alumni, Seniors and Students, $16 General Admission. Sunday shows are pay-as-you-can.

For tickets and more information, call 215-572-2112 or visit www.arcadia.edu/arcadiatheatre.

Race Matters Discussion: ‘Race and Crime’

“Race and Crime,” the third Race Matters discussion, is Wednesday, March 8, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in The Chat performance area. Dr. John Noakes, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, will facilitate the discussion. Race Matters is a campuswide discussion on race organized by Dr. Noakes 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 the open, free-flowing discussion. For more information, contact Dr. Noakes or Dr. Garcia.

Video and Dialogue: Violence Against Women

A video conference dialogue about Violence Against Women will be held Thursday, March 9, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Brubaker 102. Discussion topics will include: trends in the improvement of the status of women, emerging leaders, women in maquiladores and war zones, women and AIDS, and the World Health Organization. Panel participants include Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Director of UNIFEM, and the moderator, H.E. Ambassador Ahmad Kamal. For more information, e-mail Dr. Hayat Alvi-Aziz, Assistant Professor and Director of the International Studies Program.

Faculty, Staff Invited to 76ers Game on March 9

Faculty and staff are invited to celebrate spring break with the Philadelphia 76ers. The Philadelphia 76ers want to welcome all area college and university employees, family and friends to their Spring Break Night, an exciting match-up between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Denver Nuggets on Thursday March 9, at 8 p.m. Special discount prices are available. Click here for pricing and order form, or call: Stephanie Ladue at 215-952-5947 or e-mail at sladue@comcast-spectaor.com.

Day Students Sponsor ‘Penny Wars’ to Fight Poverty

Penny warsThe Day Student Club is sponsoring “Penny Wars” in the Commuter Lounge on the bottom floor of Heinz Hall. Faculty and students are asked to donate their spare change to help fight poverty in the world. Donations can be made up until March 25, the date of “Rock the Cause,” a benefit concert featuring local bands, speakers and ONE, a national organization designed to rally Americans, ONE by ONE, to fight poverty and AIDS. More information on “Rock the Cause” will be available in upcoming Bulletins. For more information, contact Jessica Boyer.

Learn Relaxation through Meditation

Ready to take a break from the stress of school? For a calmer mind and more relaxed body, come to the Heinz Hall Lobby from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays for meditation...simple, proven techniques to lower stress and improve everyday function. Free!

Newman Society Needs Drivers for Weekly Mass

The Newman Society is a Roman Catholic organization that works in conjunction with St. Luke's Parish nearby. The club is trying to organize rides to Mass each week. Any faculty, staff or student volunteers interested in driving others to Mass on Saturday evenings for the 5 p.m. vigil service should contact Melissa Huggins at MelHugg@aol.com or melissa.huggins@arcadia.edu.

Teams Needed for Volleyball Tournament

The Student Physical Therapy Association is looking for teams for its annual Volleyball Tournament on Sunday, March 26, from 1 to 6 p.m. in the Kuch Center Gym. The SPTA is sponsoring the tournament, along with free food and prizes. The cost is $20 per team for early registration (by March 20) and $30 per team for late registration (up to day of event). Teams are a minimum of six people, a maximum of eight. To sign up, complete the Volleyball Tournament form. Return the form and money to the Physical Therapy Office, or use Inter Campus Mail, Attn. Mike Parlatore, PT. For more information, contact Parlatore at michael.parletore@arcadia.edu.

Today’s Woman 2006 Forum on March 11

Today's Woman 2006 is set for Saturday, March 11, at River Crest Golf Club. The brainchild of Montgomery County Commissioner Ruth Damsker, the forum gives women the opportunity to network, learn and grow, resulting in a stronger, more vibrant community in which women can and do make a difference. U.S. Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz is the keynote speaker. For more information and registration forms, visit www.todayswomanforum.com.

Special Events Planned for Staff

Arcadia’s Staff Council is sponsoring several special events for Arcadia staff.

  • A visit to the National Constitution Center and the world premier exhibit Ben Franklin – In Search of a Better World on Saturday, March 25, anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Admission to the center is $8; call Andrew Johnson at 215-572-2520 or e-mail johnsona@arcadia.edu to reserve tickets by Monday, March 13.
  • A night at Citizen’s Bank Park on Wednesday, June 14, when the Phillies take on the New York Mets at 7:05 p.m. The seats are in Section 103. Tickets are $23. Contact Chris Soda, 102A Taylor Hall, 215-572-2929, or e-mail sodac@arcadia.edu to reserve tickets by Wednesday, April 5.

Black Male Development Symposium May 13

The third Annual Black Male Development Symposium will be held at Arcadia University on Saturday, May 13, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The symposium, titled "Holla Back...But Listen First” – A Life Guide Symposium for African American Males, will provide an opportunity for youth, adults, educational institutions, community organizations and individuals to participate in a one-day symposium designed to address the life-threatening issues facing black male youth and adults.

Those interested can register at www.arcadia.edu/bmds or contact Aisha Amin at the Symposium Office at 215-517-2539 or e-mail aminmcca@arcadia.edu before Friday, April 21, 2006. The cost of registration is $25 for middle/high school/college students and $45 for professionals. Onsite registration also is available (for groups of 10 or less) at $40 for students and $55 for professionals. The registration fee includes membership to the African American Museum in Philadelphia (2006-07 Membership Year), lunch, materials, and a t-shirt. For more information, visit www.arcadia.edu/bmds or contact Dr. Doreen Loury at 215-572-4087 or loury@arcadia.edu.

Bowl-a-Thon Benefits Families with Ill Children

Register now for the Genetic Counseling program’s second annual Benefit Bowl-a-Thon on Saturday, April 22. “Come have fun bowling and help us raise money for the Kelly Ann Dolan Memorial Fund, which offers support for families with chronically ill children,” says Kathleen Valverde, Assistant Professor and Director of Arcadia’s Genetic Counseling program. The bowl-a-thon will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Thunderbird Lanes, 1130 N. York Road in Willow Grove. Participants are asked to register and RSVP as soon as possible to valverde@arcadia.edu. All bowlers are asked to make a $5 donation that will cover bowling, shoes and snacks. Prizes will be given away at the event. “Spread the word. Everyone is welcome,” adds Valverde. To make a donation directly to the fund, checks can be made payable to the Kelly Ann Dolan Memorial Fund and mailed to Valverde in the Department of Genetic Counseling.

View the University Events Calendars on arcadia.edu and MyArcadia

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Campus happenings

Don’t Give up on Mid-East Peace, Experts Suggest

Middle East ForumDr. Warren Haffar opened with a question for the audience, “How many of you are optimistic about the prospects for peace in the Middle East?” Cristiane Carneiro researched the impact emerging democracies should have on human rights in the region. Dr. Bassam Haddad suggested that the election of Hamas is part of the healing process for Palestinians. Find out why these experts’ tempered optimism about the Middle East is more complex than the daily headlines in excerpts from the Feb. 9 open forum, “Conflicts in the Middle East: Where to go from here?”

Dr. Seuss DayDr. Seuss Day Brings Little Smiles

The Community Services Office invited faculty, staff and community members to bring their children to Dr. Seuss Day on Sunday, Feb. 26. Dr. Seuss Day is a Reading Celebration for the small to the tall, pretty much for anyone at all. Lots of children joined student volunteers for juggling, face-painting, bingo, button making, freeze dancing, storytelling, and plenty of fun!

Seniors Begin Their Countdown to Graduation

Tuesday, Feb. 21, marked just 87 days to graduation for Arcadia’s seniors. The Arcadia University Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Association hosted a special reception on that day. Graduating seniors were asked to invite their favorite faculty members and administrators to share the occasion in the Castle. Click here for scenes from the event.

Winners for the ‘How the Well Are You?’ Survey

Thanks to everyone who participated in the American College Health Association "How the Well Are You?" survey! To show their appreciation, Student Health Services and the Counseling Center have awarded the following prizes: Bethany Emes (iPOD), Gina Ferrara ($25 CHAT gift certificate), Rebecca Gillam (2006-07 Arcadia Parking Pass), John Maxon (senior sweatshirt), Kathryn May ($25 Target gift certificate), and Anthony Champi ($50 CHAT gift certificate). Thanks to all for their support and participation!

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sports update

Men's Basketball Team: Heart-Pounding Season Finale

Men's Basketball team

Men’s basketball games this spring at Arcadia turned out to be the best drama around. The Knights’ penchant for games with numerous lead changes and last-minute comebacks kept the fans on the edge of their seats until the last shot of each game. As if the game-winning basket by Eric Elliott ’08 on Feb. 8 against Cabrini—Elliott fighting through four blue jerseys in the lane, putting up an unlikely shot with just seconds remaining, landing on his back as the shot went in, and giving the Knights a 60-59 victory—wasn’t enough heart-pounding action, the Knights almost did it again in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship semifinals.

The Knights lost to #2 seed Wesley College on Feb. 21 by just one point—with a final score of 68-67. Wesley jumped out to an early lead, but the Knights chipped away, going on an 11-3 run and pulling to 19-16 with 9 minutes left in the half. Arcadia took its first lead at 28-27 with 3:37 left in the first half on a basket by Kevin Brown '08. Wesley started the second half on a 9-2 run, but the Knights answered right back, taking a 51-49 lead with 12:07 remaining, but Wesley pushed ahead on an old-fashioned three-point play. Arcadia made one last attempt, pulling within three of Wesley (66-63) with 55 seconds remaining. Two key free-throws put Wesley up 68-63. Brown hit 1-of-2 free throws to pull the Knights within 4 at 68-64 with 15 seconds remaining. The Knights hit one last three-point attempt to bring the score to within 1 point. It doesn’t get any closer than that! Read more about the game.

Mix of Experience and Talent Bode Well for Baseball

Returning seven starters from last season and several players who gained valuable experience in the field and on the mound, the baseball team is ready for 2006. A very competitive schedule awaits the Knights as they begin play on March 4 against Division III power SUNY Brockport before taking their annual spring trip to Tampa, Fla. In Tampa, the team will take on two NCAA tournament teams from 2005, Ripon and RPI, as well as regional foes Dickinson and Gettysburg. Coach Stan Exeter says, “Playing very good teams early and often gets us ready to compete in a very competitive PAC.” He adds, “We have a great mix of experience and youth, which will provide several options at every position.”

Click here to read the baseball team's 2006 season outlook.

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Arcadia in the news

Faculty in the News

Dr. Rebecca Craik, Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, was noted in the Intelligencer on Feb. 3 in her new role as editor for a peer reviewed journal—Physical Therapy: Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Dr. Geoffrey Haywood, Associate Professor and Chair of History, and Dr. Hayat Alvi-Aziz, Assistant Professor and Director of the International Studies Program, will be attending the annual conference of the International Studies Association (ISA) March 21-25 in San Diego. Haywood is on a panel that will discuss integrating the study of foreign languages into the International Studies major.

Alumni in the News

“One of the key hole punchers in the (Cuban) embargo is a local lady by the name of Pamela Ann Martin,” wrote the Philadelphia Public Record on Feb. 2. “The 54-year old is legally registered by the federal government to do what she is doing,” adds the Record. Martin, whose husband is Cuban, earned her M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution as part of her “ambition to put an end to the Cuban embargo.” Her current trade mission involves medical supplies.

Publication Information

Contributors to this issue of the Bulletin: students Bridget Curtis '08, Fred Lazzati '06, Michelle Leone '08, and Ashley Perovich '09. Photos by Joshua Blustein, Associate Professor of Psychology.

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