|April 25, 2006|
|April 25, 2006||A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events|
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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/seniorcapstoneschedule.
Route 309 On-Ramp Closes Wednesday
The Easton Road on-ramp for northbound Route 309 (just past the Castle) will close Wednesday morning, April 26, for one year. The new ramp is expected to open in May 2007. During the ramp closure, two detours will be posted for motorists to access the northbound expressway from the Paper Mill Road interchange.
Detours will be posted. From Philadelphia, drivers will turn left onto Cheltenham Avenue and follow Cheltenham Avenue to Paper Mill Road, where they will turn right onto Paper Mill Road to reach the ramp leading to northbound Route 309. Motorists coming from Glenside on Easton Road will turn right onto Route 73 (Church Road) and follow Route 73 (Church Road) to Paper Mill Road, where they will turn left to access the ramp leading to northbound Route 309. For more information, please visit the project site at www.309online.com.
Spotlight on ... Who watches you walk? Who loves the geriatric population and especially those with hip fracture? Who is an expert on wheelchairs and how to use them? Who knows more about shoulder movement than anyone else on campus? Learn more about this department.
Spring Break Photo Contest Winners Announced
The winning photographers from the six Spring Break programs are: Kelly Parmiter (London), Louis Friedler (Scotland), Chatrine Siswoyo (Spain), Aaron Clark (Italy), Connie Coleman/Alan Powell (Mexico) and Jamie Jastrzembski (Louisiana). The contest was open to students, faculty and staff who participated in this year's London, Scotland, Italy and Spain Previews, community service in Louisiana, and the ID181 Mexican Experience. All submissions can be viewed at http://gargoyle.arcadia.edu/ur/contest. Winners received a $50 Visa gift card.
Biology Students’ Thesis to be Published in Journal
A paper co-authored by Dr. John Hoffman, Professor of Biology, Dr. Steve Robbins, Professor of Psychology, and several of their students, will be published in the journal Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior. “This paper represents the culmination of the senior thesis research of Christa Damkaoutis (’04 Biology), Olga Shif (’06 Biology), Katie Gillette (’06 Biology), and Courtney Carrano (’06 Psychobiology). Olga, Katie, and Courtney will be presenting their portions of the research project at the poster presentation on the afternoon of Friday, April 28. I hope that if you get the opportunity you can stop by their posters and share their excitement,” says Hoffman.
The title of their presentation is “Effects of Ginkgo biloba administered after spatial learning on water maze and radial arm maze performance in young adult rats.”
Interest Rates to Rise on Stafford Loans
Beginning July 1, 2006, Federal Stafford Loan interest rates will rise by 2.1 percent. This year’s in-school Stafford Loan interest rate was 4.7 percent (5.30 percent during repayment). Effective July 1, 2006, Federal Stafford Loan interest rates will move to a fixed rate of 6.8 percent.
Additionally, the option to consolidate one’s federal loans while in school will no longer be allowed effective July 1, 2006. For those who have ever borrowed a federal student loan (Stafford Loan and/or Perkins Loan), are in repayment or will be in repayment in the future, and have never consolidated before, now is a good time to consider consolidating federal loans to lock into a lower rate, prior to the July 1 rate change.
Consolidation may not be beneficial for everyone, depending on prior federal loans borrowed. For more information on how to consolidate federal student loans before July 1, or whether it is the best option, individuals should contact their loan servicer or lender (bank) directly. Anyone considering consolidation who has borrowed through AES/PHEAA should call 1-800-692-7392 or go to www.aessuccess.org (go to Apply for a Loan and choose Apply for a Consolidation Loan) to get more information or to actually consolidate their federal loans on-line.
‘Atlantis’ Takes Second in Business Simulation Contest
An Arcadia University team running the aquarium company with the slogan “Atlantis, We give Your Fish an Underwater City” received second place in their group for their business plan and annual report at the 42nd annual International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition, a business simulation contest April 4 to 9 in San Diego. They also received a third place for their overall performance, which includes the results of their split-second decision-making.
While the students arrived in San Diego a day early to see the town, it was all business once the competition started. “It was quite difficult to keep up and get enough sleep. We had to get up the next morning and pick up information at 7 a.m., make a presentation at 8, reports due at 9. All day Friday, decisions were due every hour and a half,” says Anna Rubinov, a senior finance concentration major and economics minor who in real life works for Wachovia Securities in Jenkintown. Her fellow team members were seniors Joe Nuccio, Dorothy Renner, and Renee House.
All four students also participated in the Stock Market Competition, where they start with $10,000 and try for the highest return. Dr. Bill Biggs, Professor of Business, took runner-up in the faculty category, turning his $10,000 into about $42,000. Nuccio actually bested Biggs, but fell short of other students who rocketed past $200,000.
The Physics of Sound in Boyer Hall
By Marie Morasco '07
Dr. Steve Huber and his PH290 Acoustics students have been hard at work this semester. The proof can be found in the many instruments almost at their fruition in Huber’s Boyer Hall workshop. This is the first year in quite a few that this class has been offered. After attending a music acoustics seminar while on sabbatical two years ago, Huber, Associate Professor of Physics, thought it would be a great idea to bring this class back to Arcadia. The dedicated professor, who builds stringed instruments as a hobby, filled his Boyer classroom with his own tools from home. He was determined to help offer more science courses for non-science majors. He notes that there “are not enough courses for the rest of us. I’m trying to increase the choices.” The course has been run twice as an experimental course, and Huber is working to have it approved for general education credit.
The instrument building aspect of the course helps the students to truly understand the physics behind sound. As Huber describes it, “Acoustics are the physics of sound.” The students build the instruments and see all the parts that work together to create sound. They then truly know why the instruments work the way they do. These students seem to be just as dedicated as Huber. In the lab, you can see students excitedly showing their families what they’ve been working on, students sanding down their instruments to perfect their look, and instruments lovingly adorned with artistic expressions.
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.
Faculty Online Response for Commencement Needed
Faculty, emeriti and administrators who haven’t responded yet about whether they plan to attend the Graduate Commencement on Thursday, May 18, at 5 p.m., or the Undergraduate Commencement on Friday, May 19, at 10:15 a.m., or both, should use the Online Commencement Response at www.arcadia.edu/comreply. “We need your response whether or not you plan to attend so that proper seating arrangements and line of march can be made,” said Lori Bauer, Assistant Director of University Relations. Faculty who need to rent academic attire should contact the Bookstore at 215-572-2971.
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 Donna Whitlock, Administrative Assistant of University Relations, by May 5 to volunteer.
Faculty, Staff Needed to Serve Late Night Breakfast
Late Night Breakfast for Arcadia students will held 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 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.
May 15 Academic Conference Postponed
The May 15 Conference on Trends and Issues in Higher Education has been postponed until the next academic year. “It has turned out to be too complex an event to put together successfully in less than a month at this time of the year, even with the generous help of my colleagues,” notes Dr. Michael Berger, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. "In addition, the task of securing quality discussion leaders from outside Arcadia on such short notice has proven to be difficult. Nonetheless, I continue to believe in the concept and value of such a conference. Therefore, I would like to postpone the inaugural event until the next academic year. Please note that the Annual Awards Luncheon on May 15 will take place as scheduled at noon.”
Excle Dundas, Dining Services Employee
The University community was saddened to learn of the passing of Excle Dundas, employee of Aramark Dining Services on Arcadia's campus and husband of Shirley Dundas, cashier in the Dining Hall. He has been employed with Aramark since 1995. He passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 14. Funeral services were held in Jamaica.
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.
AAFA Art Auction, April 25
Arcadia's Association of Fine Arts (AAFA) is holding its Second Annual Silent Art Auction from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, in room 209 of Murphy Hall. Refreshments will be served starting at 5 p.m. Bidding ends promptly at 6 p.m. The auction will feature artwork by Arcadia students, staff and faculty. Half of the proceeds benefit the Mt. Airy Schools Committee, a division of West Mt. Airy Neighbors bringing the arts to elementary school students throughout Mt. Airy. For more information, contact AAFA at email@example.com.
Staff Assembly, Dancing with Staff, April 26
Staff Assembly is Wednesday, April 26, at 10 a.m. in the Castle Mirror Room. Later that evening, take advantage of Dancing with the Staff II. Come learn the basics of swing, cha cha and rumba, with lessons and demonstration by Ginny Blaisdell and Sam Martin on Wednesday, April 26, from 5:15 to 6 p.m. in the Kuch Aerobics Room. No partners necessary! Bring sneakers or soft-soled shoes.
2 Video Conferences on UN Goals for Women, Islam, April 27
Two video conferences will be held on Thursday, April 27, in the Library Seminar Room. At 10 a.m., a conference with the United Nations about women's empowerment will be held, followed by a conference with various institutions about "Islam under Pressure" starting at 12:30 p.m. Both video conferences and are free and open to the public. Dr. Hayat Alvi-Aziz, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of International Studies, Dr. Cristiane Carneiro, Assistant Director of International Peace and Conflict Resolution, and students will participate in the conferences.
The first video conference dialogue, at 10 a.m., is “The UN Millennium Goals: Promoting Gender Equality and Empowering Women” at 10 a.m. There will be a panel discussion along with a moderator from the Department of Public Information, followed by an interactive question-and-answer session. Panelists include Cesar Mayoral, Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations; Rachel Mayanja, the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women; and Carmen Maria Gallardo Hernandez Permanent Representative of El Salvador to the United Nations.
The second video conference, at 12:30 p.m., is about “Islam under Pressure” Arcadia was invited to participate by the Cerritos College Global Consortium.
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.
Reception for Rochelle Peterson, May 1
The campus community is invited to a reception to recognize Rochelle Peterson, Assistant Dean for Multicultural Affairs, for three years of service to Arcadia University, on May 1 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Castle Rose Room. Peterson will be leaving Arcadia next month. For more information, contact Diana Bonner, Administrative Assistant for Student Affairs.
Young Writers Flex Their Flash Fiction Muscles, May 4
Come see some of the most innovative young writers—seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders—in the city as 18 Philadelphia youth read from their chapbooks of short short fiction. Flexing their writing muscles in forms ranging from blasters to the New Sentence, these youth will showcase their technical prowess in handling this sophisticated and increasingly popular genre. The audience will get a sneak peak at stories that will be published in a forthcoming anthology Taking Note 3: Young Writers Project at Cliveden of the National Trust.
The reading, part of the Arcadia University Young Writers Project, will take place from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, in the carriage house of Cliveden of the National Trust (6401 Germantown Ave., on the corner of Cliveden and Morton streets). Refreshments will be provided. The young authors will be available at the end of the reading to talk with the audience. Admission is free and open to the public.
The six-week “flash fiction” workshop is led by Arcadia’s Dr. Leif Gustavson, Assistant Professor of Education, and Tyler Doherty, Director of the Writing Center and Adjunct Professor of English. Students explored 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 firsthand 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.
Nosh at Nine in the Library, Starting May 6
Need to take a break from studying? Stop by the Library for some refreshment and rejuvenation. Landman Library will host its Nosh at Nine nightly at 9 p.m. beginning Monday, May 1, through Saturday, May 6, in the Library lobby. Coffee, cookies, soda and other study sustenance will be available. Visit www.arcadia.edu/library for hours.
ALANA Student Recognition Ceremony, May 14
The Office of Multicultural Affairs is hosting the 2006 ALANA Student Recognition Ceremony on Sunday, May 14, at 3 p.m. in the Chat Performance Area. This program honors graduating African, Latino, Asian, and Native American (ALANA) undergraduate and graduate students and celebrates the “community” achievement of their family, friends, and the “University family” in the accomplishments of these students. All are welcome to this family event. Please R.S.V.P. to Diana Bonner at by May 5.
Faculty, Staff Take on Students in Softball, May 17
The fourth annual Seniors vs. Faculty/Staff softball game will take place on Wednesday, May 17, at 4 p.m. on the upper softball field. The game will be a great way to interact with the class of 2006 before graduation. Any faculty or staff member who is interested in playing should contact Nick Luchko. Any senior who is interested in playing should contact Amber LaJeunesse.
Juniors Win Jell-O Tug of War
The class of 2007 throws down the gauntlet to all comers for next year’s competition after winning this year’s Jell-O Tug of War. President Jerry Greiner gave a $500 check to the juniors for their class.
"The Jell-O tug-of-war was a huge success thanks to the assistance of many departments on our campus. The event was for class unity but, even more than that, it gave us campus unity,” said Marie Morasco, Class of 2007, Vice President, Student Alumni Ambassadors.
“SAA felt very lucky to have so many people giving us a helping hand. We owe a great deal to Dr. Jerry Greiner, the University Advancement Office, the Facilities Department, Dining Services, and our dedicated club advisor, Georgene Pilling." Special thanks go to ARAMARK for making 150 gallons of Jell-O and to Facilities for supplying the tarp and rope, hauling the Jell-O in, and then making it disappear afterward!
Special Awards Recognize Outstanding Students
Several dozen of Arcadia’s best and brightest received special recognition at Honors Convocation in March. Special Awards were given to students to recognize outstanding academic achievement, leadership capabilities, extraordinary determination, research ability, and more. Photos and award descriptions of those Arcadia students recognized this year can be viewd at http://gargoyle.arcadia.edu/bulletin/06-0425a.htm.
Walk for Wellness Raises $300 for Alex’s Lemonade
Thanks to all who participated in the Walk for Wellness and/or donated to Alex's Lemonade Stand. All who participated had a great turnout and raised more than $300 for Alex's Lemonade Stand! A special thanks to Piper Freeman and Dining Services, Facilities, Denae, Cat Mattingly, Nick Luchko and everyone who made the Walk for Wellness a success!
SRO for Community Scholars Lunch & Learn
Community Scholars’ popular Lunch & Learn program has been drawing crowds and highlighting “the passions, research and interests” of Arcadia faculty. The room was packed on April 21 to hear Dr. Hayat Alvi-Aziz talk about “Arab Culture: Unveiled” on April 21. Alvi-Aziz, Director and Assistant Professor of International Studies compared the many negative perceptions and stereotypes of Arabs presented in the Western media and Hollywood with a culture that is, in reality, “famously rich and romantic. From Arabic music, dance and poetry to the language, literature, storytelling, art and architecture, Arab culture is full of passion.”
The March Lunch & Learn featured Dr. John Noakes, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Criminal Justice. He talked about Subversive Frames: FBI Surveillance of Hollywood in the 1940s. “During the 1940s, the FBI went looking for communists in the motion picture industry, convinced that they sought to influence American beliefs be manipulating the message in popular movies.” Among the movies he discussed: It’s Wonderful Life, The Best Years of Our Lives, Body and Soul, Gentleman’s Agreement and Crossfire.
The May 12 Lunch & Learn will feature Alan Powell, Assistant Professor of Communications, on Witnessing a Mayan Community From Within. He has spent 20 years working in Mexico and Latin America as a member of Discovery Service Projects, an interfaith organization that builds, homes, hospitals, daycare centers and hurricane shelters. See a complete list of Community Scholars events at http://www.arcadia.edu/news/default.aspx?id=3243#cse.
Honors English Students Show ‘The Real Arcadia’
On Friday April 21, Adjunct Professor Bill Meiers’ Honors English students presented their final honors project, "The Real Arcadia." a project depicting the increase of reality television in society. “The classroom divided up into smaller groups and each of those groups then went on to research reality sub-groups and got down to the specifics and then from there created their own Arcadia-based reality television show,” says Jeremy White '06. “This showcase was a semester-long process, and after extreme editing it was finally aired Friday April 21, in front of students, staff and faculty members in the Chat Performance Center.” Thanks to English 102 Honors Course for their hard work and dedication!
Fencik's Walk-Off Homerun Gives Softball Team Sweep
After cruising to a 9-1, five-inning win in game one, the Knights needed a three-run walk-off homerun from Laura Fencik '07 to capture game two 7-4 as Arcadia swept PAC foe Eastern on Sunday, April 23.
In game one, Jenn Compton '07 (11-2) pitched four strong innings, giving up just four hits while striking out three to get the win. At the plate, Jamie Bee '09 paced the Knights, going 1-1 with run scored and two RBIs. Compton was 1-2 with two runs scored and one RBI. Amanda Celentano '08 was 1-2 with two runs scored and one RBI.
In game two, the Knights got a strong five innings from Kiersten Hughes '09. Hughes entered the sixth inning with a three-run lead but could not hold it as she gave up a game tying two-run homerun with two outs. Jacquie Johnson '07 (6-1) relieved to get the final out and recorded a 1-2-3 seventh inning to set the stage for the dramatic win. Fencik stepped into the box with two runners on. After being walked in all her other at bats, Eastern was forced to pitch to her, and she delivered with a 3-run walk-off homerun to give the Knights the win. Jamie Bee went 1-2 with two RBIs and Diana Ruffo '09 chipped in one RBI on her first collegiate homerun.
Upcoming games: 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
Baseball Team Fights Back to Beat Marywood
Arcadia Baseball (21-10, 14-2) fought back from an early 5-0 deficit to defeat conference foe Marywood University (17-15, 7-8) 7-6 on Monday, April 24.
Trailing 6-5 in top of the last frame, the Knights completed the comeback with a two-run ninth. John Curreri '08 reached safely on an infield bunt and moved to second on a single from John Connell '07. After Ken Spangenberg '08 loaded the bases with a single of his own, Brandon Mazzie '06 hit a two-run single to left to score Curreri and Connell as Arcadia took a 7-6 lead.
The Knights allowed only a single in the bottom of the ninth as Steve Chobert '08 came in to preserve the victory. Dan Fassl '06 notched his fourth win, throwing seven strong innings of relief while allowing only one run. Offensively, the Knights were led by Brandon Mazzie '06, 2 for 4 with three RBIs and a run scored, Ken Spangenberg '08, 2 for 3 including a double, two RBIs and a run scored, John Connell '07, 2 for 4 including a double, an RBI and two runs scored, and Anthony Matranga '06, 2 for 3 with an RBI.
Upcoming games: 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
Men's Tennis Team Tops Wesley
Arcadia men's tennis wrapped up the 2006 PAC season by defeating Wesley 5-2 on April 18. Wins came from first doubles (Fitzgerald/Zaba) and second doubles (Fries/Smith), singles followed with wins at #1 (Fitzgerald), #3 (Zaba), #4 (Bradley), and #6 (Krishnan). The highlight match was from Brett Zaba '06, who came back from losing the first set to win the second and third sets, which locked the win against Wesley. Also filling in was Nikhil Krishnan '06at #6 singles; he was down the first set and came back to win the second set and then edged over his opponent by winning the tiebreaker when the third set was at 3 and 3. The win put AU in fourth place overall in the 2006 PAC going into the PAC tournament.
Upcoming games: April 27 home vs. King’s, 4 p.m.; April 29 PAC Championships TBA.. www.arcadia.edu/lacrosse
Upcoming matches: April 26 at Misericordia, 1 p.m.; April 30 PAC Championships TBA
Faculty in the News
Cristiane Carneiro, Associate Director of International Peace and Conflict Resolution, was invited to join the United Nations/IAUP Commission on Disarmament Education, Conflict Resolution and Peace. On May 2, she will present her work with Arcadia’s IPCR program at the UN headquarters in New York as part of the Commission's spring meeting agenda.
Alumni In the News
Arcadia alumna Randi Windheim ‘80 was spotlighted in a recent edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Windheim, a reading specialist at Thomas Fitzwater Elementary School in Willow Grove and a board member/past president of the Delaware Valley Reading Association, received a master’s degree in education with a specialty in reading from Arcadia. Along with her colleague, Jamie Fiermonte, Windheim created and lead workshops in the Head Start program at North Hills Community Center in Glenside on how parents can interest preschoolers in reading and literacy. Windheim also conducts study skill workshops for children as well as the Homework Helper program at Thomas Fitzwater. Says Windheim, “Language is important to the development of literacy. …Turning kids on to books is the key.”
Stan Shire’s ‘89 artwork was featured in a recent edition of Photoshop User. Shire, who received his master’s degree in Education from Arcadia, has studied with acclaimed artists, Ansel Adams, Ray K. Metzer, Ron Rosenstock and John Paul Caponigro. Shire has done work for Architectural Record, Better Home and Gardens, Merck, Columbia Records, American Olean Tile, Mercedes Benz N.A., and Rolls Royce, N.A.
The phone number for Nicholas J. Luchko, Residence Life Area Coordinator for Dilworth, Heinz and Knight Halls, is 267-620-4126.
Mehwish Rashid will be graduating this year, 2006. She has spent about 2½ years earning her Arcadia degree.
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