April 18, 2006
Arcadia University Bulletin
April 18, 2006 A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events

Campus News

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Living the Promise: Nina Goldsmith ’06

The colors, textures, and fabric of life in Australia are now part of art student Nina Goldsmith’s ’06 palette of memories.

The Arcadia PromiseDistinctively Global, Integrative, Personal

Arcadia Promise Survey Results Are In—Now, Students, Faculty, Staff Tell How They Live the Arcadia Promise

Promise Survey winnersMore than 800 Arcadia students and over 250 faculty, staff and trustees filled out and submitted the Arcadia Promise Survey. For participating in the survey, art history major Megan O'Brien '07 and graphic arts major Greg Johnson '08 were randomly selected as the lucky winners of $100 gift cards from the Willow Grove Park Mall. Congratulations, Megan and Greg!

Survey results have been tabulated and the Arcadia Promise campaign has begun. Through a variety of communications, the campus community is learning how University students, faculty, staff and trustees are living the Arcadia Promise. Check MyArcadia, the Bulletin, the campus television station, Arcadia magazine, and posters and table tents throughout campus to learn how your friends and colleagues are living the Promise. To submit your story, e-mail it to ur@arcadia.edu. Stories and photographs throughout the campaign also will address the questions posed by those surveyed.

More on the Promise Survey results at http://gargoyle.arcadia.edu/bulletin/06-0418d.htm.

Pakistani Native Finds Her Voice at Arcadia

By Bridget Curtis ’08

MehwishFor Arcadia senior Mehwish Rashid, being a commuter student doesn’t mean she takes a back seat to anything! The political science major and former Commuter of the Month is proof that the Arcadia community does not stop at the residence halls.

A native of Karachi, Pakistan, Rashid came to America in 2002 for more freedom of religion while pursuing her career as an aspiring lawyer with the help of an American education. Though nervous at first as to whether she would be accepted at Arcadia, she quickly put her fears to rest. Within a couple of months, Rashid felt as though she belonged, thanks in part, she says, to how good Arcadia deals with diversity. Immersing herself fully into the community, Rashid quickly became involved in both the International Club and the Politically Incorrect Club. She also lends a hand at many Arcadia events, volunteering her services whenever she’s needed. She gives a lot of credit to her adviser, Dr. Joan Hulse Thompson, Associate Professor and Co-Chair of Political Science, for helping her. “Professor Thompson has helped me so much. She helped me get a very valuable internship with (Pennsylvania) Attorney General Tom Corbett last semester, which helped my mediating skills. And she’s always there if I need her.”

Read more on Rashid at http://gargoyle.arcadia.edu/bulletin/06-0418a.htm.

Blankley ’57 Earns CASE Award for Volunteerism

BlankleyRosemary Deniken Blankley ’57 has received national recognition for her years of loyalty and dedication to Arcadia University by being awarded the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education’s (CASE) Ernest T. Stewart Award for Alumni Volunteer Involvement. CASE, the national professional organization for advancement leaders in alumni relations, communications, and development, has 3,200 member institutions nationwide and in 55 countries. Blankley will receive this very prestigious award in July at a national press conference in New York City. Blankley Hall was renamed by the Arcadia University to honor Mrs. Blankley, in much the same way CASE has decided to honor her, for her alumni volunteer leadership.

Blankley graduated from Arcadia in 1957 with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education. A member of the Collingswood High Athletic Hall of Fame and recipient of the Beaver College South Jersey Alumnae Scholarship Award, Blankley chose to further her education at Arcadia. As a college student, she honed her volunteer skills by serving as the captain of the field hockey and lacrosse teams and as president of the Student Government Organization. Her hard work, talents and service were recognized when she was selected to play for the U.S. Women’s Field Hockey Team for six years, including her last two years in college.

Read more on Blankley at http://gargoyle.arcadia.edu/bulletin/06-0418b.htm.

Registrar's OfficeSpotlight on ... Who gathers at midday to explore culinary delights prepared by a colleague? What department do dogs and offspring visit regularly? Whose faculty went to New Orleans to provide services? Whose class had a “gorilla-gram” singing messenger? Whose students present their individual research at professional meetings every year? Who has pictures of faculty and students on every wall? Learn more about this department.

Hablas Español? New International Student Web Site Does

With increased recruiting efforts under way in Latin America, Arcadia recently launched a new International Student Web site at www.arcadia.edu/international, with parts of it in Spanish. La Universidad de Arcadia es una institución privada, de enseñanza mixta e integral, que ofrece una amplia variedad de programas de pregrado, postgrado y profesionales, en un ambiente personalizado. The site includes detailed information about Arcadia’s graduate programs in both English and Spanish.

Arcadia recently established relationships with several agencies in Latin America, including El Instituto Colombiano de Crédito Educativo y Estudios Técnicos en el Exterior (ICETEX), which helps students from Colombia; Asociación Venezolano Americana de Amistad (AVAA), which promotes educational and cultural exchange between Venezuela, the U.S. and Canada; and Asociación Panamericana de Instituciones de Crédito Educativo (APICE), based in Colombia. Additional partnerships are in the works. In addition to Latin America, Arcadia also has a recruiting agreement with an agency in China.

Pennsylvania Students – File FAFSA by May 1

Attention Pennsylvania undergraduate students: If you did not yet file your 2006-07 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and will be enrolled next fall, taking at least six credits on the undergraduate level, go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to file your FAFSA form now. The deadline for Pennsylvania residents to submit the FAFSA for next year in order to receive consideration for PHEAA State Grant funding is May 1, 2006.  Failure to submit the form by the required deadline could result in a loss of up to $4,100 in a PHEAA State Grant. Don't delay—file today!

New Courses Include Arabic, Mediterranean World

By the year 2025, Arabic will be the third most spoken language in the world, and now it’s taught at Arcadia in two courses offered in the fall, Arabic 101 and Arabic 102.

Or students can learn about four languages and four cultures in a new course for the fall, Survey of Middle Eastern Languages (ML 150.1). From Morocco to Pakistan, the course covers Arabic, Pashto, Persian and Urdu, enabling students to learn to distinguish them in written and oral media. For more information about these courses, contact Dr. Roldolfo Schweizer, Associate Professor and Chair of Modern Languages.

New International Studies courses cover Coexistence and Conflict: The Modern Mediterranean World (IS 130.1) and Globalization and Human Rights (IS 160/1). For more information, contact Dr. Hayat Alvi-Aziz, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of International Studies.

Apply Now for ‘Campus Achievement’ Scholarship

Are you a current full-time undergraduate student involved in the campus community? Have you demonstrated service and leadership on campus or in the surrounding community? Do you have a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or better, or do you anticipate having this GPA after the spring 2006 semester? Do you have financial need? If so, you may want to consider applying for the Campus Achievement Award for Returning Student. This award, which ranges from approximately $200 to $3,000 annually, is renewable each year, provided a student recipient remains full-time on the undergraduate level and in good academic standing. The application deadline for the Fall 2006 semester is June 1. Applications are available on-line at www.arcadia.edu/finaidforms and in the Office of Enrollment Management. Please note that no late applications will be considered. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 215-572-2980.

Copy Cards Available for Purchase at Library

Copy cards are now available for purchase at Landman Library. Students can purchase cards at the circulation desk for 50 cents, and then add money to the card through the copier machine. Departments will be able to charge pre-programmed cards in the amounts of $10 and $20 to their Departmental Copy Charges account. This account number must be supplied first before a card can be sold; the cards are 50 cents and will be charged to the same account. To purchase a card, please contact April Wanser at 215-572-2974.

Donations Needed for AAFA's Second Annual Silent Art Auction

Arcadia's Association of Fine Arts (AAFA) is collecting donations for its Second Annual Silent Art Auction to be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, in Room 209 of Murphy Hall. The auction will feature artwork of students, staff and faculty from all mediums and venues. Half of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Mt. Airy Schools Committee, bringing the arts to elementary school students throughout Mt. Airy. It is a worthy cause, and the artwork will become part of someone's permanent collection. Donations can be dropped off at Assistant Professor Gregg Moore's office in the Ceramics Studio, Murphy Hall 118, through this Friday, April 21. For more information, e-mail AAFA at arcadiaartists@gmail.com.

Volunteers Needed to Help with Commencement

Volunteers are needed to help with the May Commencement ceremonies. The Graduate Commencement will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, and the Undergraduate Commencement will be held at 10:15 a.m. on Friday, May 19. Please e-mail whitlock@arcadia.edu  by May 5 to volunteer.

Last Day to Charge to Student Accounts is April 21

The last day that Student ID cards can be used to charge anything to student accounts for the spring semester will be Friday, April 21. The Business Office will need time after that date to assess final charges on accounts and send final invoices before graduation and the end of the semester. For more information, please contact the Business Office either by phone at 215-572-2981 or by e-mail at BusOffice@arcadia.edu.

Faculty, Staff Needed to Serve Late Night Breakfast

Late Night Breakfast for Arcadia students will be on Tuesday, May 2, at 10 p.m. in the Dining Hall. It is tradition for the faculty and staff to serve the students, so the Residence Life Office is looking for potential candidates to help out. To volunteer, contact Nick Luchko, Area Coordinator for Dilworth, Heinz and Knight Halls, at luchkon@arcadia.edu or call  215-572- 4126.

Volunteers Needed for B2EST Activity Day

Volunteers are needed to help with the B2EST Program’s Activity Day and Chess Tournament on Wednesday, May 24. Members of the Arcadia community, especially students, are invited to participate. The volunteers will be working with young schoolchildren 8 to 13 years old. The Activity Day runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Arcadia and will involve students from seven classroom programs in the B2EST Program. Visit www.arcadia.edu/b2est site to learn more. To volunteer, call 215-572-8545 or e-mail Keesha Dixon, B2EST Secretary.

John West, Retired Head of Physical Plant

John West, former Executive Director of Physical Plant and a retiree of Beaver College, passed away on April 11 after a long illness. A funeral was held on Tuesday, April 18, at 8:30 a.m. at Burns Funeral Home, followed by his Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Anselm Church. In liew of flowers, the family asks that donations in his memory be sent to St. Anselm Renovation of the Convent Fund, 12699 Dunks Ferry Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154.

Campus Events

MoMA Drawing Curator Cornelia Butler to Lecture on April 18

Cornelia Butler, Chief Curator of the Department of Drawings at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, selected works for the 24th Biennial Works on Paper exhibition from a pool of 883 entries. The Art Gallery show, which runs through April 25, features 48 works by 40 regional artists. Butler will lecture about drawing and contemporary works on paper on Tuesday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m. in Stiteler Auditorium in Murphy Hall. Her lecture will be followed by a reception in the Art Gallery.

Butler moved to the East Coast in January, ending her nearly decade-long tenure as what LA Weekly critic Doug Harvey called “the most authentically intellectual curatorial voice” at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Butler has taught, lectured, and written extensively on modern and contemporary drawing. Chief among her new projects will be studying nearly 2,600 works on paper by more than 640 international artists recently donated to MoMA by the Judith Rothschild Foundation.

In addition to cash prizes for Works on Paper artists, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Award selects a work from the show for purchase consideration. Arcadia University also buys a work for its permanent collection. Works included in Works on Paper will be eligible for consideration for A Closer Look 7, a small group exhibition this coming year by curator Sheryl Conkelton, Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs at Tyler School of Art in Elkins Park.

Tarzan Calls – Welcome to the Jungle This Weekend

The Student Activities Office extends a warm invitation to students, friends and family to attend Spring Fling 2006 events, April 20 to 23. Three nights of Knight Club at Stiteler…Blitz carnival fun on the Walk of Pride…SPB’s Woodstock…Video Dance Party…Day of Percussion…and more. This year’s theme is Welcome to the Jungle. “Take advantage of the awesome springtime fun – and bring your best jungle call!” says Nicholas Smith, Acting Assistant Dean of Students for Campus Involvement. See the Spring Fling schedule of fun at http://gargoyle.arcadia.edu/bulletin/06-0418c.htm!

The Little Shop of Horrors at the Arcadia Theatre

little shop of horrorsArcadia University presents The Little Shop of Horrors, everyone's favorite boy-meets-girl, plant-eats-world phenomenon, at the Arcadia Theatre. Meek, mild-mannered, out-of-luck Seymour Krelbourn has just discovered an exotic little plant with a strange and unusual appetite. The plant is growing remarkably fast—and so is Seymour's love for Audrey, his co-worker at the flower shop. But she has a boyfriend...and the plant has a bloodthirsty secret that threatens the entire planet. The feeding-frenzy begins as Seymour becomes a celebrity and the plant becomes a larger-than-life sensation. The Little Shop of Horrors, book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken, is based on a film by Roger Corman, screenplay by Charles Griffith.

The production runs through April 23, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Saturday at 2 p.m. On Sunday, April 23, a 2 p.m. matinee will be held. Also, a Friday 10 a.m. matinee is available on April 21 for school groups. Tickets are: $6 Arcadia Students, $12 Alumni, $16 General Admission.

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 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.

Take a Walk for Wellness on Wednesday

The 2006 Walk for Wellness is Wednesday, April 19, at noon. Come out and join the Arcadia campus for an energizing 1-mile walk around campus! Free food, drinks and prizes! All proceeds from donations go to Alex's Lemonade Stand. 

For more information, contact Emily DePaul at 215-572-2791 or depaule@arcadia.edu. Packets for the Walk can be picked up in Student Health Services and can be turned in the day of the Walk.

Open Faculty Discussions on Teaching April 19, 20

“What do you want to do in your classroom and what would you need to make it happen?” The Task Force for a Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) invites Arcadia faculty to join with their peers in an open discussion on teaching. “We will provide the meal; you bring your ideas, concerns, and experiences,” says Dr. John Noakes, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice. Two discussions will be initiated by veteran Arcadia University faculty members, but the goal of these faculty-to-faculty discussions is to foster a free exchange of ideas between faculty from different disciplines, with different teaching philosophies, and at different ranks.

  • Wednesday, April 19: Faculty-to-Faculty Breakfast from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. in the Kuch Hospitality Room. Discussion will be initiated by Dr. Barbara Nodine, Professor and Chair of Psychology.
  • Thursday, April 20: Faculty-to-Faculty Lunch from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in the University Gallery (Library). Discussion will be initiated by Dr. Ray Rose, Associate Professor of Biology.

Please R.S.V.P. so meals can be ordered. To RSVP, contact Anna Wagner at 215-572-4009. Questions concerning the sessions should be directed to Dr. Dennis Gallagher, Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning and Assessment, at 215-572-4035.

Def Jam Slam Style Poetry and More, April 20

Come see “OFF THE PAGE,” a mixture of traditional poetics and Def Jam Slam style spoken word this Thursday, April 20, at 5:30 p.m. in the Castle Mirror Room. This year’s EN 272 Poetry on the Page and Stage class – students Jaa Dyer, Eric Hawthorn, Loretta Kelly, J. Mason, Shawn Slaven, Sara Waxman, and Kelly Wiltbank – will perform their work on subjects ranging from politics to art to household insects. “OFF THE PAGE” is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Quincy Scott Jones, Adjunct Professor of English.

Jell-O Tug of War, April 21

There is always room for Jell-O!!! On Friday April 21, at 4 p.m., faculty, staff and students are invited to come watch and cheer as students battle it out to see which class is the strongest! Teams of eight students will compete in a Jell-O tug-of-war tournament until the top team from each class has been decided. The top freshman team will compete against the top sophomore team, and the top junior team competes against the top senior team. The final competition will be the winning underclassmen team against the winning upperclassmen team. The winning team wins a dessert reception and $500 for their class.  Team sign-ups will take place all week in The Chat! The event is hosted by the Student Alumni Ambassadors and the Office of University Advancement.

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.

Holocaust Survivor Tells Her Story April 25

Marianne Fischer, a Holocaust survivor, author, and public speaker will discuss “The Holocaust – A Time of Storm: The Silent Witnesses to Annihilation” on Tuesday, April 25, at 8 p.m. in Stiteler Auditorium.

Few survivors remain who can actually testify to the horrors of this historical time. The evening will consist of Fischer's personal story as well as video, photo, and news account of the atrocities that occurred. She will take a special look at what some people did to help, and what some, the silent witnesses, did not do. Family members will join her for a question and answer session following the program. For more information, contact Cori Landt ’08 at 215-572-3020. The event is sponsored by Amnesty International to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Capstone Projects On Display; No Classes April 28

Members of the Arcadia community, along with their familes and friends, are invited to the 37th Annual Presentation of Capstone Projects. Undergraduate and graduate projects will be presented between Wednesday, April 26, and Thursday, May 11. Please note that no undergraduate classes will be held on Thesis Day, Friday, April 28. For a complete list of presentation times for each discipline, visit www.arcadia.edu/seniorcapstone.

African American Historical Fiction Writer, April 28

Harriette Gillem Robinet, award-winning author of Twelve Travelers, Twenty Horses and Missing from Haymarket Square, and other African American historical fiction novels, will talk about writing and journaling on Friday, April 28, at 4 p.m. at the Big Blue Marble Bookstore at 551 Carpenter Lane in Philadelphia. The talk is open to middle school students, chapter book readers, and anyone who loves a good historical fiction mystery. Robinet spent her childhood summers in Arlington, Va., where her mother's father had been enslaved under General Robert E. Lee.

The author has a special connection to Arcadia – she inspired her niece, Dr. Angela Gillem, Professor of Psychology, to pursue her education. “She is my paternal aunt, and I grew up next door to her in Arlington,” says Gillem. “I spent some of my most memorable growing-up moments with her, going to museums, to the park, visiting the bird sanctuary in D.C., and visiting the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and the Franciscan Monastery at Catholic University, where she attended graduate school. Throughout my graduate school attendance, she was my inspiration to keep going when the going got tough. She has always been my primary role model.” Read more about Robinet at www.hgrobinet.com.

CSI’s Hill Harper Speaking at Black Male Development Symposium

Hill Harper BookHill Harper, the actor/writer from CSI: New York who has a new book out – Letters to a Young Brother, Manifest Your Destiny, will participate in Arcadia’s Black Male Development Symposium on Saturday, May 13. Other speakers include K. Kofi Moyo, Nasser Jones, Kevin Powell, Salome Thomas-El, and Mister Mann Frisby.

The symposium, "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. 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. Cost of registration is $25 for middle/high school/college students and $45 for professionals.


Campus happenings

Arcadia Idols Shine and Kids with Cancer Benefit

On Thursday, April 6, Adjunct Professor Holly Neibauer's Honors English class presented the first ever “Arcadia Idol” competition to benefit the Oncology Department at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. First place winner, Rebecca Adams, wowed the audience with the songs "This Woman Needs" and "Where Would You Be?" Second place went to Lauren Manley, and third went to Ernie Miles.

The audience was thoroughly entertained by the judges: Adjunct Professor Helene Klein, who took on the role of Randy Jackson with frequent shout outs to the "dawg” pound; Dr. Richard Arras, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, whose honest critiques really resonated with the singers, and William Meiers, Adjunct Professor of English, who, dressed as Paula Abdul, wrote love poems to many of the contestants, both male and female. Neibauer's speech and touching rendition of "In My Daughter's Eyes" moved much of the audience to open their hearts and their wallets for children suffering with cancer.

The Honors English students raised nearly $2,200 for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and want to thank the campus community for its support of Arcadia Idol. Plans are in the works to make this a yearly event.

Student Alumni Ambassadors Host Brownie Troop

Arcadia and the Brownies

The Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) hosted Brownie Troop 577 and Junior Troop 1450 for a field trip on April 7 that included a Castle Tour, craft, snacks and lots of questions and answers about college life. The Arcadia students took photographs of the Brownies when they arrived, and the Brownies decorated picture frames to hold their mementos. The Student Alumni Ambassadors who helped with the event were: Holly Koval, Melissa Woodley, Kevin Hughes, Mia Volkening, Marie Morasco and Ashley Grande, all members of the Class of 2007.

“The girls loved the tour and talking about college life…. I was happy to receive several calls from parents this morning saying that their girls were very impressed with Arcadia, and the parents are happy to hear their girls talking excitedly about going to college. I know that as we left the Castle last night, I heard quite a few of them saying that they're going to attend Arcadia in the future! My own two daughters have been browsing through the photos in the brochures you gave them, and they are already selecting their majors...!” wrote Girl Scout leader Loretta Fox in thanking the students.

Student Wins Freedom Credit Union Scholarship

Gayathri Jayawardena ’07 won a Freedom Credit Union Scholarship for $1,000 for the coming academic year. Freedom awards four $1,000 scholarships to qualified students who are members of Freedom Credit Union each year. For more information about the scholarship program, visit the Freedom Web site at www.freedomcu.org.


Sports Update


Lacrosse teamRosemont and Arcadia battled into double overtime before Rosemont converted a rebound off a Michelle Leone '08 save with 3 seconds remaining in the second overtime to give Rosemont the 9-8 victory. 
Leone was huge at the end of regulation and in both overtimes as she turned back 3 breakaways giving the Knights hope. But, as the season has gone, the Knights got a few bad breaks hitting the post on three shots before losing the scrum that lead to the winning goal in front of the net.

Upcoming games: April 20 at Gwynedd-Mercy, 4 p.m.; April 27 home vs. King’s, 4 p.m.; April 29 PAC Championships TBA.. www.arcadia.edu/lacrosse


Softball teamA four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning enabled a dramatic comeback as the Knights pushed across the winning run in the 10th, winning two games from visiting Marywood 4-1 and 11-10 on Monday, April 17.

In game one, Jenn Compton '07 pitched a complete game gem, scattering 5 hits while striking out 7 to improve to 9-1. She also did damage at the plate going deep in the fifth inning. The Knights received solid contributions from Becky Kimble '06, knocking in an RBI, Dana Shay '07, 2-2 with an RBI, and Diana Rufo '09, who plated the fourth run.

In game two, the bats came alive for both teams as Marywood knocked out starting pitcher Kiersten Hughes '09 early. Trailing 10-6 entering the bottom of the seventh and the Knights down to their last out, Compton stepped in the box and delivered a 3-run homerun to pull the Knights within one. Laura Fencik then followed with a solo shot to tie the game. Neither team was able to push across a run in innings eight and nine. Compton (10-1) took the ball in relief the top of the tenth.  She recorded a 1-2-3 inning. In the bottom of the seventh, Amanda Celentano '08 was on second base via the international tie breaking rule. Kristin Law '07 stepped in a delivered a bunt single moving Celentano to third. Shay then delivered a fly ball to center that was deep enough to score Celentano on the sac fly giving the Knights the exciting 11-10 win.

Upcoming games: April 21 at Alvernia, 3 p.m. (DH); April 22 home vs. Eastern, 1 p.m. (DH); April 26 home vs. DeSales, 3 p.m. (DH); April 28 home vs. Cabrini, 3 p.m. (DH); April 29 at Misericordia, 1 p.m. (DH). www.arcadia.edu/softball


Arcadia Baseball (20-10, 13-2) defeated conference foe Gwynedd-Mercy (21-11, 12-3) 5-4 on Sunday, April 16.  With 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th inning, Eric Console '08 reached on an error scoring Ken Spangenberg '08. Arcadia hurler Chris Nusspickel '08 threw 7 strong innings allowing 3 runs while striking out 6. Dan Fassl '06 (3-0) came in relief to earn the victory. John Curreri '08 led the offense going 4 for 5 with 3 runs scored. Ken Spangenberg '08 chipped in with a 3 for 5 effort and 2 RBIs. Senior Anthony Ragona '06 delivered a clutch triple in the 7th inning to plate the tying run.

On Saturday, April 15, Arcadia split a conference doubleheader with Gwynedd-Mercy, 1-4 and 10-2. In game one, John Connell '07 was 2 for 3 with the lone RBI for the Knights.  Arcadia hurler Matt Remchuk '07 (4-1) was the hard-lucked loser allowing 1 earned run in his complete game effort.  In game 2, Tyler Pennepacker '07 (4-1) picked up the victory scattering 3 hits while allowing one earned run. A 6-run second inning sparked the Knights was led by John Connell. His efforts included a homerun, double, and 2 RBIs. John Bellis '06 chipped in going 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored.

Upcoming games: April 21 at Marywood, 3 p.m.; April 22 home vs. Marywood, 12 p.m. (DH); April 23 home vs. Elizabethtown, 2 p.m.; April 25 at Moravian, 3:30 p.m; April 28 at Wesley, 3 p.m.; April 29 home vs. Wesley, 12 p.m. (DH); April 30 home vs. King’s, 2 p.m. www.arcadia.edu/baseball


Upcoming matches: April 26 at Misericordia, 1 p.m.; April 30 PAC Championships TBA


Men’s Tennis struggled against division II opponent University Sciences of Philadelphia. Coming off a long Easter break from tennis and also missing several key players, the Knights lost 7-2.  Tim Fitzgerald (#1 single) came through with 2 wins, one with double partner Brett Zaba and another on singles.

Upcoming matches: April 19 home vs. Ursinus, 4 p.m.; April 21-22 PAC Championships TBA.; www.arcadia.edu/menstennis

Arcadia in the News

Works on Paper, now on exhibit in the Arcadia University Art Gallery, was featured in the City Paper, Philadelphia Weekly, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The article, “Program confronts 'national scandal' of young black men in crisis,” ran Sunday, April 9, in the Philadelphia Inquirer and was picked up by numerous papers around the nation. “Charlene Wilson is afraid for young black men,” the story began. “The South Philadelphia funeral director has buried many of them…. Young men are ‘just dying for someone to show some interest in them,’ said Mister Mann Frisby, a Philadelphia track coach and author who will speak May 13 at Arcadia University. That symposium — ‘Holla Back … But Listen First’ — is named for Frisby’s 2005 book aimed at black male youths.”

Faculty in the News

Dr. Sharon M. Ravitch, Assistant Professor of Education, was interviewed last week by Michaela Majoun (NPR) with a colleague from Villanova about a research project they have conducted on women's lives. The project won the Leeway Foundation Grant for Collaborative Portraiture Project on Women’s Lives, 2004. Their project, Portrait of a Generation: Giving Voice to Silence, by Sharon M. Ravitch and Deborah Caiola,
tells the stories of 10 American women from diverse backgrounds born between 1933 and 1943. “These women made their life choices before feminism had had a noted impact on America’s mainstream. Sometime during their midlives the tethers loosened and women not much younger than themselves came of age with far more choices with respect to career and family. This book tells their stories in vivid and intimate detail, showing a side of these women not often seen or heard in our culture,” their introduction says. The project includes both narratives and portraits of the women. Watch for more information on their gallery opening May 5.

Larry Atkins, Adjunct Professor of Communications, published an article April 12 in the Philadelphia Daily News, “Can Katie Cut It? Sure She Can.” The article defended Katie Couric’s recent move from the Today Show on NBC to the CBS Evening News. Says Atkins, “Hopefully, this will pave the way for other women to hold such a position. While there have been hundreds of female news anchors on local television networks as well as female dual network news anchors such as Elizabeth Vargas and Barbara Walters, there has never been a female sole anchor on a network news program.” Atkins also recently published an Op-Ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer on Democrats and national security.

Alan Powell, Assistant Professor of Communications, has been lecturing about the Mexico spring break service trip. He addressed a graduate level class at Temple University about Art and Politics and lectured at the Plumbsteadville Grange about the trip. In the fall, he and Connie Coleman, Adjunct Professor of Communications, will be in Buffalo at a showcase for a documentary work called SqueakyWheel. In February and March, the two had a piece in a documentary called Terrorism by the TermiteTV Collective that was shown at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

An April 15 article in the Los Angeles Times quotes Thomas Brinker, Professor of Accounting. “Taxpayers who send a disabled child to a special school can also deduct that cost, said Thomas M. Brinker, professor of accounting at Arcadia University in Philadelphia. The deduction is extensive. It can cover meals, lodging, transportation, tutors, and therapeutic and behavioral support services, for example. But it falls under rules for unreimbursed medical expenses. That means taxpayers can deduct only the expenses that exceed 7.5% of their adjusted gross income.”

Dr. James Paradis, Adjunct Professor History, has been invited by the National Parks Service to speak to 150 Licensed Battlefield Guides at their annual training session in Gettysburg on Wednesday, April 19.

Students in the News

Scott Richards '09 was featured in a recent edition of the Forest City News for his participation in Scotland Preview. Visits to the tomb of St. Mary Queen of Scotts, a ghost tour of underground Edinburgh, and castles in the Kingdom of Fife were among the standout trips during his stay.


Dr. Dennis Gallagher is Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment and Assistant Professor of Psychology.

Publication Information

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

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