New Dining Services Provider Chosen
Parkhurst Dining Services has been selected to provide Arcadia’s
dining service needs for the next five years. Their focus is on offering
high-quality, fresh food choices at reasonable prices and providing good
customer service. Parkhurst assumes its role as dining services provider
at Arcadia University beginning July 1.
A Dining Services Advisory Committee reviewed proposals from several
vendors and made site visits to other colleges and universities. Special
thanks go to the members of the committee for their service: Norman
Johnston, Josh Blustein, Alex Otieno, Jan Walbert, Param Bedi, Josh
Stern, Debbie Blackstock, Arlene Snyder, Gloria Taylor, Anna Wagner,
Mary Kate McNulty, Megan Corcoran and Kevin Hughes. Mimi
Bassetti, Director of Administrative Services, coordinated the
“I encourage you to join me in gratefully acknowledging
Aramark’s many years of service on our campus,” said Mike
Coveney, Vice President for Finance and Treasurer. “Special
thanks should be extended to our current Aramark employees and particularly
the supervisory staff consisting of Piper Freeman, Chrystina
Kovatich, Dennis Oldt, Kara Schroyer, Jerome Grochocki, Luis Ramos, Althea
Singletary and Terrie Thompson. Their
commitment and service to our students, faculty and staff are commendable.”
Starbucks is Coming! And More!
Watch for these new dining features this fall:
- Pepperazzi, featuring fresh pizzas, pasta and other Italian specialties.
- Bravisimo, providing a wide selection of cooked-to-order dishes from
around the world.
- Pickles Deli, featuring sandwiches and wraps.
- The Arc Grille, serving made-to-order grilled items.
- The Parkside Diner, cooking home-style, traditional foods.
- Showcase Salads and Fresh Stock soups.
- The Chat, continuing to offer made-to-order grilled items, Mexican
favorites, sandwiches, salads, a cereal bar, sushi and much more.
- Starbucks, opening in Brubaker Hall this fall and serving fresh-squeezed
juices, smoothies, coffee, tea, baked goods, panini, salads, fresh
fruit, and “on the go” soups and deli sandwiches.
For more information on these new features, visit Parkhurst's Web site
More Than 120 New Parking Spaces Planned
Construction in parking lot #5 near the Castle and adjacent areas began
June 5, with heavy equipment clearing the area as Arcadia University
begins expanding and improving parking capacity on that side of campus
over the summer. Lot #5 is the three-tiered parking location just
off the Easton Road entrance in front of the Castle. The new lot will
include 122 new parking spaces and connect to parking lot #8 near Murphy
Hall. Please drive carefully as there will be some lane closures and
large construction vehicles in the area over the summer.
IT Maintenance Set for Third Friday Each Month
In order to keep Arcadia’s network infrastructure robust
and secure, the Office of Information Technology (IT) is designating
a Network Maintenance Window on the third Friday of each month between
10 p.m. and 8 a.m. During this period, access to campus technology resources
(Blackboard/MyArcadia, Email, Citrix, Web sites, file shares, printing,
etc.) may be interrupted. Systems may be down for as little as
5 minutes or as much as several hours depending on the scope of work
being done. IT will be using this time to apply security patches,
update firmware, upgrade software, etc. to ensure a highly available
and secure network. For help with access to a campus technology resource,
contact the Helpdesk for assistance 215-572-2898 or e-mail email@example.com.
Faculty/Staff Hang Tag Stickers Available
Faculty and Staff should stop by the Public Safety
Office in Dilworth Hall to pick up new parking stickers for Faculty/Staff
hang tags. Please bring the following items: current hang tag, driver’s
license and automobile registration. New faculty and staff who do not
have a current hang tag also will need to fill out a Faculty/Staff Parking
Registration form. For more information, please contact the Public
Safety Office at 215-572-2800.
New Web Sites Launched for Arcadia Programs
New Web sites for the International Studies Program and the Education
Department were recently launched. The International Studies Web site
contains complete information about the program which includes study
abroad opportunities, careers in International Studies, a listing of
program events and links to international news sources. The Web site
was designed by Louis Herbst ’06 with assistance
University Relations Web Designer. Visit the site at http://gargoyle.arcadia.edu/intlstudies or
follow the link from International Studies page on the University Web
The Education Department has redesigned its department Web site. The
new site features program information, faculty bios and
directory, and links to forms, handbooks and materials for Education
students. The new site can be found at http://gargoyle.arcadia.edu/education or
follow the link from the Education Department pages on the University
Web site. The new site was designed by Sue Gettlin.
Arcadia’s Annual Inclusion Institute, June 26-28
Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe, Assistant Professor of
Education and Coordinator of the Graduate Special Education program,
is a driving force in inclusive educational practices in Pennsylvania. Slesaransky-Poe, in
collaboration with Dr. Ellen Skilton-Sylvester, Associate
Professor of Education and Coordinator of the Reading and English as
a Second Language programs, and with funding from the Pennsylvania Department
of Education, founded Arcadia’s Annual Inclusion Institute (AAII). AAII
is a year-long professional development institute, in
which teams of educators, administrators, and parents of students with
disabilities will lean how to make inclusion happen in their schools
and school districts.
The Institute kicks off June 26 to 28 at Arcadia. Topics will include
visions for school-based inclusion in the classroom, parent perspectives,
partnerships and collaborations, and institutional structures and action
plans. Presenters will range from Dr. Linda Rhen, Director of Special
Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education, local school district
administrators, teachers, and parents, to people with disabilities. Each
school-based team will create an action plan that will be implemented
during the 06-07 school year, with supervision from Slesaransky-Poe
In addition to Slesaransky-Poe’s and Skilton-Sylvester’s
passion about and commitment to inclusive education, the Gaskin Settlement
Agreement approved by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District
of Pennsylvania on Sept. 16, 2005, is giving the impetus
for the AAII to take place. The Gaskin Settlement Agreement and the Individuals
with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, 2004) requires that students with
disabilities be educated in general education classrooms with appropriate
support services and aids, with their non-disabled peers.
Approximately, 200 people will attend AAII to make the legal mandate
a reality for hundreds of students in the region.
Reception for Dennis Nostrand, July 6
A farewell reception for Dennis Nostrand, Vice President for Enrollment
Management, is planned for Thursday, July 6, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the
Castle Rose Room. Nostrand will be leaving Arcadia July 27 to take
the position of Vice President for Enrollment Management at the University
of New Haven in Connecticut. "I wish him well as he goes on to work his
magic at another university," said President Jerry
Greiner. "Dennis was
a particularly valuable member of the senior leadership team at Arcadia.
I will miss his advice, support and friendship. To help us assure that
Arcadia’s tradition of impressive program creation and enrollments
continues, Dennis has agreed to work closely with the University as I
coordinate the transition to secure his replacement.
"Dennis’ 14-year tenure at Arcadia has been remarkable. Thanks
to his leadership, impressive expertise, dedication and tireless efforts,
enrollment increased each year and the academic quality of entering students
improved significantly. He initiated and launched numerous successful
programs on both the graduate and undergraduate level that have increased
our applicant pool considerably. The University’s SAT average climbed
30 points for the incoming class in 2005 and reached an average of 1120.
Because of Dennis’ leadership during the transition from Beaver
to Arcadia, the University is recognized as having one of the most successful
name changes to date in higher education and beyond."
Dorney Offers Basketball Camp in June, July
Patrick Dorney, head men’s basketball coach at
Arcadia, is running a day camp at Arcadia for two weeks this summer. The dates
are June 26-30 and July 24-28. The camp will run from 8 a.m. until 3
p.m. Monday through Friday. Lunch will be provided for the campers. The
ages for camp will be school children entering grades 3 through 12. For
more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or
Children Strategize with Rooks and Pawns
Castle was surrounded by rooks, pawns and knights, queens and kings.
Area schoolchildren participated in B2EST Program’s
Activity Day and Chess Tournament on Wednesday, May 24. The chess players
were 8 to 13 years old. Activity Day involved students from seven classroom
programs in the B2EST Program.
"We were quite pleased with Activity Day 2005, ensuring a fun-filled
day for the children," notes Karen Newscome, Activity Day coordinator. "This
year was even more outstanding under bright, beautiful sunny skies.
The children were able to totally enjoy and appreciate the outdoor
beauty of our campus. Administrators from various host schools intermingled
and cheered on Dr. Christina Ager and Dr.
Allener Rogers as they tossed
a football across the soccer field. The two finalists of the tournament
made teachers of Meehan School very proud as they squared off for the
grand prize, a fabulous chess set and a bicycle. The success of the
event is to be commended by the enthusiasm and cooperation of Arcadia's
staff, teachers, parents and most importantly the children."
Visit www.arcadia.edu/b2est site
to learn more about the B2EST Program.
Martha Washington Award Goes to
Bill Elnick, Associate Registrar, received this year's
Martha Washington Award for Distinguished Service, awarded in recognition
of the ideals of consistent excellence, exceptional performance and
service to the University community. Martha Washington was a dedicated
employee who served Arcadia University from 1946 to 1976.
Cultural Ally Award Nominees Recognized
This year's Cultural Ally Recognition awards were announced at the
Staff and Faculty Recognition Luncheon on May 15. The project
is a student-led initiative established in 2005 to provide an award
for members of the Arcadia staff who validate the experiences of African,
Latino, Asian American and Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, and Transgendered
(LGBT) students. The selection committee understands that when those
students who have been historically marginalized during the college
experience identify an ally, s/he is someone who serves the entire
student body. These are the recipients of the Cultural Ally Award:
Rochelle Peterson – For her dedicated service
to Arcadia’s students through her repeated organization and attendance
at multicultural events; also, for mentoring LGBT students and students
Angela Gillem – For her dedication to her students
of color and LGBT students; also, for her dedication to multiculturalism
on and off campus.
Robert Thompson – For his unconditional support
for all students of color, LGBT and others; for his outstanding dedication
to understanding and support of Arcadia’s students in and out
of his classroom.
French Horn, European Conferences for Ed Professor
Dr. Peter Appelbaum, Associate Professor and Coordinator
of Mathematics Education, just returned from attending the International
Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies’ world conference.
Representatives from 35 countries attended the conference in Tampere,
Finland, May 21-24.
Applebaum found the conference to be both work and music. He presented
a paper, “Dark Matter and the Search for the Secret Treasure,” and
performed in an international closing event “that included musicians
and actors from the USA (me), South Africa, Finland, Brazil, and China
interpreting notions of hybrid culture.”
Appelbaum then traveled to Berlin in mid-June to work at the Freie Universitat
(Free University) for a month with colleagues in mathematics education,
before heading to another international conference: the International
Commission for the Study and Improvement of Mathematics Education, July
9-15. At that conference, he will be presenting a paper on “Working
as Mathematicians: Infrastructure and Criteria” as part of a Working
Group on Changes in Students’ Life: Evolution and Conflict Concerning
Values. Bridget Patterson, a 2006 Arcadia honors graduate
in Elementary Education, is attending a special pre-conference “quality
class” for new teachers, where she will be the only delegate from
the United States.
Music and math converge for Applebaum, who plays French horn and mandolin
in a klezmer band, “the Mamas and the Tatas.” He also is
the principle horn for the Ambler Symphony, plays in the Ambler Brass
Quintet, plays principle horn in the Olney Symphony, and often plays
as a “ringer” for other area community orchestras. Recently,
he performed with the Philadelphia Doctors Chamber Orchestra in Verizon
Hall at the Kimmel Center in a fund-raiser for the National Multiple
Arcadia in the News
Faculty in the News
Cynthia Reedy, Adjunct Professor of Education, will
be featured in more editions of Surviving Motherhood, a new
series on The Learning Channel (TLC). The show features groups of mothers
discussing general challenges, accompanied by expert advice from a cadre
of child development experts. Watch for Reedy on the TLC (on cable and
satellite) on Tuesday, June 20, at 3 p.m. and on Monday, June 26, at
3 p.m. Read more about this new series – and check out the new
online video clips of Reedy and others at The
Larry Presley, Director of Arcadia’s Forensic
Science program, gave a presentation on “Certification, Registration,
and Standards” at the Forensic
Science International e-Symposium
on May 24 at the Forensic Institute, based in Glasgow, Scotland. Presley
also participated in a roundtable discussion, “Is Certification
Necessary to be an Expert?” Arcadia University was a sponsor of
the e-Symposium. Arcadia’s Master of Science in Forensic Science
(M.S.F.S.) is offered in partnership with the Fredric Rieders Family
Renaissance Foundation (FRFRF) and in collaboration with National Medical
Services (NMS), one of the nation’s premier forensic science laboratories.
This alliance provides a source of adjunct instructors, a forensic library,
invaluable links to the forensic science community, state-of-the-art
laboratory equipment, as well as laboratory facilities in nearby Willow
Dr. Michael Dryer, Director of Arcadia’s Department
of Medical Science and Community Health, home to the Physician Assistant
and Public Health programs, recently completed all requirements for the
Dr.P.H. in Health Policy at George Washington University.
Scott Rawlins, Associate Professor and Chair of the
Art Department, was among the artists featured in Fort Washington’s
new garden tour. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer on
June 4, “There will be an artist in every garden” in the
June 11 "The Artist in the Garden" event. “At Leah
and Herb Riband's old country estate on Sheaff Lane, a collection of
mature trees is sure to capture the visitor's eye,” the Inquirer
artist in this garden will be Scott Rawlins, a professor and chairman
of the art department at Arcadia University. Rawlins specializes in
scientific illustration that includes botanical drawings. ‘Most
of the things I do take hours and hours,’ he said about his work.
But his task on the day of the tour will be more speedy: He will make
field sketches with watercolor washes. ‘That way, I can talk
to people and focus on what I am drawing," Rawlins said.”
Dr. Andrea Crivelli-Kovach, Associate Professor of
Community Health, has been granted tenure status effective this spring.
Dr. Bette Goldstone, Professor of Education, and Dr.
Philip McClure, Professor of Physical Therapy, have been promoted
to full professor effective September 2006. Dr. Goldstone and Dr.
Richard Wertime, Professor of English, have been granted Major
Sabbaticals for the Spring 2007 semester.
Dr. Lauretta Bushar, Associate Professor of Biology,
and Dr. Carol Oatis, Professor
of Physical Therapy, were granted Major Sabbaticals for the full year
Dr. Louis Friedler, Professor and Chair of the Computer
Science and Mathematics Department, has been granted a Major Sabbatical
for the Fall 2006 semester.
Dr. Kraiwinee Bunyaratavej, Assistant Professor of
Business Administration, has been granted a year’s non-paid leave
Staff in the News
Jim Bonner, Arcadia’s Director of Public Safety
and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director for the International Association
of Campus law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), co-hosted a regional
training conference in Atlantic City on April 19 to 21 with the New Jersey
College and University Public Safety Association (CUPSA). The conference
was attended by more than 130 attendees from 11 states in the North American
Corridor. More than 30 professional vendors presented the most
up-to-date systems and technologies. Admiral Paul Gaffney II, retired
President of Monmouth University, gave the opening address on the “Role
and Importance of Public Safety on Our Campuses.” The conference
included presentations on managing department image via service and community
interactions and Franklin Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective
People for Public Safety Professionals.” The conference also included
presentations by Jeff Allison, U.S. Department of Homeland Security;
Dolores Stafford, Chief of the George Washington University Police Department,
and Roger Johnson, Associate Chancellor, SUNY Central Administration.
Best wishes to Mary Ann Roberts. After 12 years of
hard work and dedication that has been a big part of the Enrollment Management
Office success story the past 12 years, she is retiring at the end of
Promotions in Mail and Print Service Center: Jay Gratzinger,
Arcadia Site Supervisor, was promoted to Lanier Professional Services
(LPS) Area Operations Manager, where he will oversee multiple sites
in the Philadelphia area (including Arcadia). Marcus Williams has
accepted the Site Supervisor position handling daily operations at Arcadia. Jennifer
Andrulonis has accepted the Lead Customer Service Operator position
reporting to Williams and will expand her duties outside of the print
shop. Kevin Jones will play an important role in training
LPS' two newest staff members at Arcadia University, John Nelson and Robert
Students in the News
Inquirer wrote about Arcadia senior Louis Herbst and
students from Wissahickon Middle School and
their art exhibit to benefit residents of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
on May 28. Herbst also was featured in the Ambler Gazette and on KYW
Alumni in the News
Michael Buck, Physical Therapy alumnus, was
promoted from clinical assistant to clinical associate professor in Ithaca
Department of Physical Therapy. He joined Ithaca’s School of Health
Sciences and Human Performance in 1992. He earned his B.A. from
Canisius College and his M.S. from Arcadia University.
Contributors to this issue of the Bulletin: student
Bridget Curtis '08.
Photos by Joshua
Professor of Psychology.
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