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

Campus News

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Living the Promise: Louis Herbst, senior history major

“I couldn’t just walk away after my project was done. Now that I’ve started helping the people in the Congo, I feel responsible for continuing.” Learn more at

What Does it Mean to Live the Arcadia Promise?

The Arcadia PromiseA history major helps those in the Congo fight for freedom. Education majors integrate classroom learning with real-world issues. Students and faculty discuss the West and Islam with Middle Eastern students via teleconference. Global. Integrative. Personal.

Arcadia University offers a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience to all its students. That's the Arcadia Promise. Throughout the next several months, profiles of students, faculty and staff living the Arcadia Promise will be featured in the Bulletin and on the Web site. Look for posters and table tents around campus with these personal stories, and check out the new Promise module on MyArcadia. To learn more about the core values that make Arcadia University's Promise distinctive and to submit a story about how you and others on campus are living the Promise, visit MyArcadia or

Library staffSpotlight on ... Who do you turn to when you have two days left to finish your term paper? Where can you find a copy of the New York Times, dated Sept. 11, 1920? Who provides access to all online databases from your apartment in Scotland? Who serves coffee and cookies before finals? Learn more about this department.

Got Great Spring Break Photos? Win a $50 gift certificate!

cameraA photo contest is being held for students, faculty and staff who participated in this year’s Spring Break programs: London, Scotland, Italy and Spain Previews, community service in Louisiana, and the ID181 Mexican Experience. Participants can submit up to 12 photos from their trip. All photos along with photographer names will be posted on the Web. A winning photographer from each trip will be selected by University Relations and the Office of International Services. Winners will receive a $50 Visa gift card. Hurry—the deadline for submissions is Friday, March 31. Winners will be announced in the April 25 Bulletin. For submission instructions, click on the Spring Break Programs Photo Contest link under Campus Announcements on MyArcadia.

Graduate School in Paris Now Says ‘Arcadia University’

Paris graduate School SigningThe American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy formed in Paris shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall to prepare graduates for the post-Cold War world, focusing on the interaction between nation states and private-sector influences. Now the diplomacy school has a tie to the birthplace of American democracy. Graduates of the school will be earning Arcadia University diplomas.

At an official signing ceremony in Paris this month, President Jerry Greiner signed an affiliating agreement making the school Arcadia’s first European campus. “This program provides a great opportunity for Arcadia to have access to faculty and facilities in Paris as the University works to build its French connection,” he says. Greiner made the side trip to Paris while participating in the University’s first Italy Preview for transfer students. He was joined at the ceremony by Provost and Academic Vice President Mike Berger, who was vacationing in Paris over spring break, and Dean of Graduate Studies Mark Curchack, who was visiting in Europe over the break.

The operating agreement means that graduates of the school will receive an Arcadia diploma – an M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy. Visit for more about the American Graduate School in Paris.

Now Playing: Campus Radio Station, The Arc

The Arc Radio StationArcadia’s student radio station, The Arc, is on the net at According to Arc Club President and Station Manager Adam Ochonicki '06, the station has 15 deejays and nearly 20 others involved in everything from promotion to sound production. The station will be on the air 12 months a year. For more information, or to join this club, e-mail “We will be broadcasting 24/7 with deejays scheduled at various times throughout the week, and music and campus newscasting on loop during the other times,” Ochonicki says. “A schedule is available on our Web site. Also, students on campus will be able to listen to our station through AUTV Ch. 2 (campus cable TV) in addition to their computer.” Listen in Tuesday evenings for Shannon; Sarah and Janelle; or Steve, Chris, Jimmie and Jake.

1,000 Prospective Students Visit Campus on April 8

On Saturday, April 8, the Enrollment Management Office will be hosting the annual Countdown to Arcadia for the Fall 2006 accepted students and their families. This event will take place throughout the campus, allowing more than 1,000 prospective students and their parents to meet with faculty and staff, take a campus tour and attend special workshops. The day will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. Please welcome these students and their families to campus. For questions on Countdown to Arcadia, please contact the Office of Enrollment Management at 215-572-2910.

Walbert is President-Elect of National Organization

Jan WalbertDr. Janet E. Walbert, Arcadia’s Vice President for Student Affairs, is the new President-elect of NASPA, the organization of student affairs administrators in higher education. Walbert was elected through an election of the membership and will serve a three-year term, one as President-Elect, one as President, and one as Past-President “My affiliation with NASPA has been a professional foundation throughout my career, and I welcome the opportunity to represent my colleagues and to provide leadership in our profession,” Walbert says. “As heightened expectations and demands for accountability continue on all college campuses, student affairs professionals are situated to develop collaborative efforts and move our image forward effectively. NASPA has been a leading organization in these endeavors.”

Walbert, who has been at Arcadia for 17 years, previously was the NASPA Vice President for Region II. She served on the Board of Directors and on regional and national conference committees for more than 20 years. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the Center for Scholarship, Research, and Professional Development for Women. NASPA, is the leading voice for student affairs administration, policy and practice and affirms the commitment of student affairs to educating the whole student and integrating student life and learning. Read more about NASPA at

Students in Beijing for World Model United Nations

China TripNearly two dozen students posed for a group photograph before heading to Beijing, China, to take part in Harvard University’s World Model United Nations (WorldMUN) this week. Co-hosted by Peking University, WorldMUN is a student-run organization dedicated to providing an understanding of the responsibilities and benefits of global friendship. “This is the largest group that Arcadia has ever sent to the WorldMUN,” says Dr. Robert Thompson, Associate Professor and Co-Chair of Political Science. “This trip to China will provide a new and different cross-cultural experience, especially for students who attended a previous conference in Europe.” The Beijing conference runs from March 27 to 31. “This is actually my fourth Model UN trip,” notes Tim Gaudreau '06 . “We have been assigned three countries to represent: Denmark, Fiji, and Sao Tome and Principe. While we have two smaller countries, we have landed Denmark in the midst of the ‘cartoon’ scandal. I am on the Security Council tacking the issues of the Middle East and the various peace agreements.” Read more about Arcadia delegates at

Thanks to Campus Life Staff for a Great Year!

Campus Life Staff 2006

A special thanks to all the Campus Life staff members—Resident Assistants, Apartment Assistants, and Commuter Assistants—for all their hard work this academic year. Watch for the slide show on campus cable AUTV Ch. 2 this week for more pictures and thanks. Look for the pictures with sleeping bags and pillows taken at Camp Kweebec, where the staff did a three-day training last August.

Sportsfest is Special Athletes’ Day to Shine

The Arcadia Special Athletes Association (ASAA) is hosting its fifth annual Sportsfest on Saturday, April 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Kuch Center. Opening ceremonies will include a welcome from President Jerry Greiner. Then nearly 30 special athletes will participate in volleyball, basketball, and swimming with the assistance of ASAA members and Arcadia volunteers. Lunch will be served in Kuch 206 at noon, then back to the gym for relay races, fun, and closing ceremonies and awards. 

The Arcadia students who are heading up the Sportsfest this year are Lisa Neuhauser and Cheri Chrzanowski. Members of ASAA serve as volunteers in the volleyball program of the Rotary Special Athletes/Special Olympics organization. “Our students go to volleyball practice every Thursday with the special athletes at McKinley Elementary School in Elkins Park,” says Dr. Raymond Rose, Associate Professor of Biology and adviser to ASAA, which includes about 20 Arcadia students and recent graduates. ASAA also sponsors a Halloween Dance, Christmas Dinner/Dance, and a Valentine's Day Dance in Grey Towers Castle for the special athletes and their families. 

12 Students Named to Who’s Who

Twelve Arcadia students have achieved the prestigious honor of being named to the 2006 Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. They will be honored in the 2006 directory and will be recognized at the Annual Student Leadership Recognition Night Celebration on Sunday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Stiteler Auditorium. Congratulations to the following students who have been selected as national outstanding campus leaders: Brunilda Cepele, Megan Corcoran, Courtney Jung, Sherry Link, Jessica Mason, Lauren Mennes, Caitlin Mizanin, Darrah Mugrauer, May Phan, Kristin Schweizer, Erica Kate Wojcik and Kate Zanoni. All are class of 2006.

Campus Events

Works on Paper Opens Today, March 28

Works on Paper 2006 opens to the public today, March 28, and runs through April 23 at the Arcadia University Art Gallery. The exhibit is the 24th in a series of biennial juried exhibitions for regional artists. The juror this year is Cornelia Butler, Chief Curator of Drawings at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. A reception with her is planned for April. Visit for Gallery hours and a list of the featured artists.

Nutritional Smarts: Read Those Labels!

“Nutritional Smarts” focuses on the topic of nutrition labeling on Tuesday, March 28, from 8 to 9 p.m. in the Faculty Chat. Come learn how what a person eats can effect every part of his or her life. Learn what to eat to have a healthy balanced diet.

In a Different Voice author, Dr. Carol Gilligan, March 29

carol gilliganContinuing in its long and notable tradition of bringing nationally known speakers to campus, Arcadia University is honored to present Dr. Carol Gilligan and her presentation, “The Role of Women in Creating a Sustainable World,” as part of the Distinguished Speakers Series on Wednesday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kuch Center.

A pioneering psychologist and scholar, Gilligan was the first holder of the Graham Professorship of Gender Studies at Harvard University as well as being among Time Magazine’s 25 most influential Americans in 1996. Her 1982 book, In a Different Voice, has been described as “the little book that started a revolution.” Translated into 17 languages with more than three-quarters of a million copies sold, it continues to inspire political debate, new research and initiatives in policy and education, as well as helping many women and men see each other anew. In her newest book, The Birth of Pleasure, Gilligan ignites a new conversation about love. Combining ancient myths and legends with the voices of those who participate in her research, she draws on the work of Shakespeare, Freud, Michael Ondaatje and Toni Morrison to illustrate how the concept of love goes back to the beginning of civilization and is rooted in the tension between democracy and patriarchy—as it plays out in both the public world and in intimate lives. Gilligan is as a professor at New York University, teaching in both the Graduate School of Education and the School of Law.

The 2005-06 Distinguished Speakers Series is free and open to the public. The lecture at 7:30 is followed by a question and answer session. Sign language interpreters will be present. Those interested in attending are encouraged to please notify the University so adequate preparations can be made. Please call 215-572-2900 or email

Savage in Limbo – Free at The Chat This Weekend

Savage in LimboSavage in Limbo, by John Patrick Shanley, is an arresting and brilliantly inventive play that moves from comedy to near tragedy as it explores the hopes and dreams of a group of rootless young “losers” who congregate in an anonymous Bronx bar, hoping to find respite from the drabness of their lives. See Savage in Limbo this weekend, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 31 through April 2, at 8 p.m. in The Chat performance area. Tickets are free for Arcadia students, $5 for alumni, and $10 general admission.

Passion of the Christ Film on April 2

The Passion of the Christ film will be shown on Sunday, April 2, at 3:30 p.m. in Stiteler Auditorium, followed by a facilitated discussion and light refreshments. The showing is sponsored by the Newman Organization, Multicultural Affairs, St. Luke's Youth Group, and St. Luke's Parish. The showing is open to the campus community, guests and friends. The AU Storytellers will facilitate a group discussion about the film at approximately 6 p.m. For more information, contact Catherine M. Mattingly, Area Coordinator, Local University Apartments, at

Free HIV Testing on April 3

Free HIV Testing is available to students on Monday, April 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Student Health Services on the Ground Floor of Heinz Hall.

Anne Kaier Poetry Reading on April 5

Arcadia University’s Visiting Writers Series proudly announces a poetry reading by Anne Kaier on Wednesday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Castle Conference Room in Grey Towers Castle. This event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Kaier’s new chapbook, InFire, published by Skintype Press of Philadelphia, will be available for purchase and signing at the reading. Kaier’s poetry has appeared in Philadelphia Poets, The Bucks County Writer, The Schuylkill Valley Journal of the Arts, American Writing, Sinister Wisdom, and other journals. She teaches literature and creative writing at The University of Pennsylvania’s Writer’s Conference, Rosemont College, Arcadia University, and Penn State, Abington. She can be reached at For information regarding her reading at Arcadia, contact Dr. Richard Wertime, Professor of English, at 215-572-2963.

Wertime to Talk About ‘Writer’s Journey’ on April 7

Dr. Richard Wertime, Professor of English, will speak about and read from his memoir, Citadel on the Mountain: A Memoir of Father and Son, on Friday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Glenside Free Library, 215 S. Keswick Ave., in Glenside. The title of his talk will be “Publishing a First Book, Winning a First Prize: A Writer’s Journey in Mid-life.” He notes, “I’ve promised to talk about two major issues. I’ll begin by reflecting on a remarkably wise statement once made by the art critic Kenneth Clark, who said, ‘Facts become art through love.’ Then I intend to explore a central paradox of writing, especially of creative writing—namely, that it is at once a profoundly (and unavoidably) solitary activity; and yet it is at the same time a communal, even a ‘corporate’ undertaking, especially as one moves toward publication. I’ll address the issues of courage and determination as being central to the solitary part of the undertaking, and cooperativeness and openness to useful criticism as being crucial to the ‘corporate’ part of the enterprise. I’ve also offered to talk about—and perhaps read a bit from—my novel-in-progress, San Giovanni, a ghost story set in a very ancient Tuscan hilltown in the 1980s.” For more information, contact the Glenside Free Library at 215-885-0455.

Office Hours Extended During Priority Registration

To help students during the Priority Registration period, the Business Office, Financial Aid Office, Student Service Center, and Registrar’s Office will have extended hours from April 3 to April 14.

  • Business Office: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Financial Aid Office: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday
  • Registrar’s Office: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday
  • Student Service Center: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday

Race Matters: ‘Integration: Should it be the Goal?’

“Integration: Should it be the Goal,” a Race Matters discussion, will take place on Wednesday, April 19, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in The Chat performance area. Dr. Peter Siskind, Assistant Professor of History, will facilitate the discussion. Race Matters is a campuswide discussion organized by Dr. John Noakes, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, 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 Andrea Marterella at 215-572-4073.


Campus happenings

‘A Little White Knight’ Performs for SEPCHE

On Saturday, March 25, the student a cappella choir, "A Little White Knight," performed at the eighth annual SEPCHE Honors Conference held at Gwynedd-Mercy College. The choir, under the direction of Honors Program students Meg Lamothe ’06 and Bryan Cohen, sang MLK, White Flag and Where Have All The Cowboys Gone? The choir received a thunderous round of applause!

M.B.A. Students Get International Perspective

MBA cohort

M.B.A. students who started the program in January, from left: Tien Nguyen, Anthony Olaoye, Christopher Dukart, Thomas Newman, Aaron Lorah, Stephen Saunders, Sheilla Rodriguez, Christopher Goodman, Thomas Cavanaugh, Alison Koder, Lynn Kruger, Isabelle O'Donnell, Korinna Shaw, Teresa Jiminez, Lori Darrow, Muriel Lange, Melissa Corso. Not pictured: Jose Marrero.

The M.B.A. with an International Perspective program is off to a rolling start. Arcadia’s first M.B.A. students are headed to Ireland later this month, where they will visit Dublin sites for Guinness beer and Dell computers. Students in the second cohort, pictured above, started their studies in January, and the summer cohort gathers in June. Each cohort stays together through the 18-month program, meeting just once a week. And they travel together for two international business experiences, one to a country with a well-developed economy and one to a developing economy. The next information session for the M.B.A. with an International Perspective is Wednesday, April 12. For more information, visit

Don’t be Afraid of the Tiger or the Mouse

Don’t be afraid of the tiger or the mouse, Kristen Beach ’06M, told the audience at Honors Convocation on Saturday. A graduate education major, Beach is passionate about experiential learning that promotes discovery and reflection, and she comes from a family of storytellers.

Beach introduced a story about a woman hanging on the side of a cliff with a tiger below and a mouse gnawing on the vine that supports her. But “she also sees a beautiful little bunch of strawberries close to her, growing out of a clump of grass,” Beach says. “Maybe in your mind, there were only two ways that this story could end. The woman falls, and gets eaten by the tigers. Or the woman gets saved and lives happily ever after. But, if you were going to write chapter two of this story, letting go of the vines with a smile on your face and a mouth full of strawberry juice could just be the beginning of a new adventure.” Find out how Beach’s story might end at


Sports Update

Softball Team Wins Seventh Straight

On Sunday, March 26, the Knights kept their consecutive game win streak alive by sweeping a doubleheader from Swarthmore in a non-conference softball match-up, 3-0 and 8-0. In game one, Keirsten Hughes '09 improved to 6-0 on the season, pitching a seven-hit shutout. Amanda Celentano '08 went 3 for 4 from the plate with one RBI. Jamie Bee '09 was 1 for 2 with one RBI. In game two, Jackie Johnson '07 picked up her second win in as many days as she pitched a five-inning complete game shutout. Johnson gave up only four hits while striking out five. Jenn Compton '07 gave the Knights all the offense they needed as she notched her first home run of the season and drove in two run son the day.

Read more about the softball team’s winning streak at

Upcoming games: March 31 home vs. Neumann, 3 p.m. (DH); April 1 at Wesley, 1 p.m. (DH); April 4 home vs. Marywood, 4 p.m. (DH)

Lacrosse Battles Misericordia

College Misericordia and the Knights played a seesaw affair until the second half, when Misericordia seized control to take the 11-7 victory in a PAC match-up on Sunday, March 26. The first half saw an evenly played contest as neither team was able to get more than a one-goal cushion on the other. Jamie Steveson '08 single handedly kept the Knights in the game, recording a hat trick in the first 30 minutes of action. The teams went to the break tied at 5, but Misericordia scored three goals in five minutes in the second to give them the separation they needed for the win. Jakki Timony '08 recorded her first ever Arcadia goal and also had an assist for the Knights. Erin Cunningham '09, Kaylyn Fain '06, and Kristi Homan '05 tallied the other goals for the Knights.  Michelle Leone '08 did her best to keep the Cougars off the board as she recorded a season-high 20 saves. The Knights are 1-2 overall and 1-1 in the PAC.

Read all about the Lacrosse team's spring break trip to Myrtle Beach and their season opener win at

Upcoming games: March 29 home vs. Neumann, 3:30 p.m.; April 1 at Wesley, 5 p.m.; April 3 home vs. Eastern, 4 p.m.

Baseball Team Takes 2 of 3 from Alvernia

On Saturday, March 25, Arcadia baseball (9-7) split with host Alvernia College, 4-12 and 13-10.  In game 1, Arcadia could not come back from an early deficit and fell 12-4. Chris Nusspickel '07 took the loss for Arcadia. In game 2, the Knights used a team effort to beat Alvernia 13-10. Every Knight starter had a hit as Arcadia pounded out 17 of them. On the day John Connell '07 was 4 for 6 with three RBIs. Eric Console '08 was 4 for 6 with four runs scored. Senior Matt Remchuck '06 battled through four innings to take the victory. Sophomore pitcher Steve Chobert '08 picked up the save while working a perfect final frame. Arcadia baseball opened PAC conference play with a victory over visiting Alvernia College on Friday afternoon. The Knights’ pitching staff held Alvernia to five hits. Tyler Pennepacker '07 threw seven strong innings, allowing just two earned runs. Sophomore Steve Chobert '08 picked up the victory, pitching two innings in relief and striking out three. John Connell '07 was three for five on the day with the game-winning RBI in the eighth inning. 

Read more baseball news at

Upcoming games: March 29 at DeSales, 3 p.m.; March 31 at Eastern, 3 p.m.; April 1 home vs. Eastern noon (DH); April 2 home vs. Neumann, noon (DH); April 4 home vs. College of New Jersey, 3:30 p.m.

Tennis Posts Second Straight Win

The Knights pulled through in another win Sunday, March 26, defeating DeSales 5-2. Arcadia’s doubles dominated DeSales, winning all three matches to gain a very crucial doubles point. Tim Fitzgerald ’08 (#1 Singles) swept his opponent 6-0 in both sets to help bring the Knights to victory. This non-conference win pulls Arcadia to 2-1 overall going into Tuesday’s away PAC match versus Cabrini.  

Arcadia 6, Philadelphia Biblical 1 -- After a tough loss to conference opponent Neumann (2-5) on March 21, Arcadia defeated Philadelphia Biblical 6-1 on March 23. Tom Fries ’07, stepping in for Fitzgerald  at #1 Singles battled into a third set, marking his first win this season. Both Subir Shrestha ’07 (#4 Singles) and Brett Zaba ’07 (#2 Singles) swept their opponents 6-0 in both sets, helping to bring Arcadia to 1-1 for the season. 

Read more about the tennis team at
Upcoming Matches: March 28 at Cabrini, 4 p.m.; March 30 home vs. Eastern, 3 p.m.; April 1 at Immaculata, 1 p.m.; April 4 at Gwynedd- Mercy, 3:30 p.m.

Arcadia in the News

Staff in the News

Param Bedi, Associate Vice President for Technology and CIO, and Erik Nelson, Director of Instructional Technology, presented “Arcadia's Next Generation Integration Challenges and Success Stories” at the Blackboard National Conference, held Feb. 28 through March 1. Their presentation highlighted the successful implementation of an institutional portal using the Blackboard Community System, including the use of strategic tools for learning communities, campus communication for students, faculty and staff, and connecting overseas operations and integrating study abroad experiences. Bedi also moderated a panel discussion on “Promoting Learning Communities with the Blackboard Community System.”

Victoria Katona, Director of Systems Integration, and Vijay Vasu, Systems Manager, will speak on SQL Server Reporting Services, SCT PowerCAMPUS, at the SungardSCT Conference, April 2–5. Their session will focus on creating reports using SQL Server Reporting Services. Arcadia has been using this product for a year and finds it to be very user friendly and cost effective compared to other reporting tools. Katona and Vasu will demonstrate the creation and publication of reports to the Web using SCT PowerCAMPUS version 5.2. They also will be comparing SQL reporting with Vista reports as well as Crystal reports and discussing the security in SQL reporting.

Faculty in the News

Dr. Joan Hulse Thompson, Associate Professor and Co-Chair of Political Science, was interviewed by the Intelligencer on March 22 about the upcoming congressional race.

Larry Atkins, Adjunct Professor of Communications, has written three op-ed columns this month, one in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Jason McElwain, the autistic basketball player, and two in the Philadelphia Daily News. One was about Villanova in the NCAA Tournament, and the other op-ed was about defending liberal professors against the attacks being made by conservative pundit David Horowitz.

Dr. Doreen E. Loury, Director of the Gateway/Act 101 Program, was on the WURD morning radio show with Rotan Lee at 7 a.m. as part of a panel last week on “Facing Hard Realities: Street Terrorism.” The panel focused on the crisis of black male youth and violence and included State Sen. Shirley Kitchen, Sheilah Vance, and Patrick Oliver. 


The correct phone number for Corinne Green, Assistant Director of Residence Life, Training and Development is 267-620-4117.

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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