August 15, 2006
Arcadia University Bulletin
August 15, 2006 A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events

Campus News

President Signs Agreement with Burlington County College

Articulation agreement ceremony
(At table) Norah Shultz, Jerry Greiner, Pat Corson and Rob Ariosto; (standing) Mark Lapreziosa, Collene Hare, David Spang, Kim Stephens and Jeffrey Herron

A new core-to-core transfer agreement signed Aug. 9 by President Jerry Greiner and officials from Burlington County College will create a clear transfer pathway for students from the college to finish their bachelor’s degrees at Arcadia University.

Under the Dual Admission Agreement, students who earn an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science from Burlington County College will be guaranteed admission into a Bachelor’s degree program with third year (junior) status at Arcadia University. Applicants must meet specific admission criteria and enroll at Arcadia within one year of their graduation from BCC.

“The dual admissions agreement with Burlington County College enables BCC students to easily transfer to Arcadia,” says Collene Hare, Enrollment Management Director of Transfer and Part-time Undergraduate Student Admissions. “By signing the dual admissions intent form, students can be confident that their credits will transfer and that they will begin their academic career at Arcadia with junior standing. We are pleased to be furthering our relationship with BCC and are looking forward to working with their students.” 

Arcadia Nominated Among Best Places to Work

best Places to Work logoArcadia University has been nominated for the Philadelphia Business Journal's 2006 Best Places to Work. Employees from all nominated companies will be surveyed online, where they will rate their company on work environment, personal growth, professional development, people, embracing change/new ideas. It's easy and quick. Log on to www.qmrinc.com/bestplaces to start the 5-minute survey. Arcadia’s Organizational Code is QKQF52570. “More than 230 Arcadia employees have taken this easy survey so far, so we are eligible to be a finalist,” says Lorraine Yearicks, Senior Human Resources Representative. This survey is completely confidential. No responses can be traced to an individual. The deadline to complete the survey is Aug. 31. Winners will be announced in the fall and be recognized at a special ceremony in October. Based on employee and retiree benefits offered by Arcadia, the University also was interviewed as a contender for 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security, sponsored by The Principal Financial Group.

Arcadia Partners with Università degli Studi di Lecce

As interest in Italian culture and language continues to grow both domestically and abroad, Arcadia’s Center for Education Abroad has collaborated with the esteemed Università degli Studi di Lecce to create a unique program in the Italian south that caters to the needs and interests of serious Italian students. Students who want to immerse themselves in the Italian culture while taking courses alongside Italian students will find the Lecce program to be a delightful and challenging alternative to the many established programs of northern and central Italy. All students will begin the program with intensive Italian and go on to enroll in regular courses at the Università degli Studi di Lecce. Please visit CEA's Web site or contact Richard Cervantes, Italy Program Coordinator (and Lecce program alumnus!) at cervantr@arcadia.edu for more details.

New Student Services Staff in Rome

Renato Ricci and Lorenza DiCarli have joined the staff of Arcadia’s Center for Education Abroad in Italy. Ricci will be coordinating student services in Rome and working with staff in Perugia and Florence to ensure the smooth operation of the student services programs in those sites. DiCarli serves as office assistant in the Rome office and works collaboratively with Tina Rocchio, Resident Director for the Arcadia University Italy programs.

Staff Council Reps Named for 2006-07

Staff Council representatives for 2006-07 have been named. Their positions within the Council and areas of responsibility are:

  • Andrew Johnson, Center for Education Abroad—Chair/Planning Council
  • Katie Kelly, Human Resources—Vice Chair/Mentor Coordinator
  • Jennifer Haring, Student Service Center—Recording Secretary/Social/Community Service
  • Diana Bonner, Student Affairs—Corresponding Secretary
  • Janet Gala, University Relations—Martha Washington Award
  • Mary Grace Hendricks, Business Office—Treasurer
  • Dan Yannuzzi, Enrollment Management—Benefits/Planning Council
  • Celina Gonzalez, Student Service Center—Social/Community Service
  • Nick Luchko, Student Affairs—Web Coordinator/Parking
  • Valerie Ashton, Center for Education Abroad—Peer Recognition
  • Bill Elnick, Registrar's Office—Environmental Task Force/Planning Council
  • Shana McGlinchey, Annual Fund—Sunshine

Upcoming Events

Career Workshops Help Adults Explore Change

For adults who are considering career changes or would like to explore other professional areas, Arcadia University’s Center for Continuing and Professional Studies offers Career Assessment Workshops. “This free assessment is valuable for anyone interested in career advancement or change,” says Dr. Fred Loomis, Arcadia’s Dean and Founding Director of the Center for Continuing and Professional Studies. “Career Assessment Workshops are an opportunity to assess your strengths and explore career changes. We’ll talk about how you can best develop your skills to prepare for future career paths.” The workshops, co-sponsored by Arcadia’s Career Development Office, include financial aid information and will be held in the Castle on

  • Saturday, Aug. 19, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

To register, call 215-572-2910 or visit www.arcadia.edu/caps. Participants also can register at the door the day of the event. Arcadia University’s new Center for Continuing and Professional Studies serves adult learners – people who may want to advance in their careers, keep up to date in their professional field, or pursue degrees and transition to a new career path in business, education, government, health care and other fields. Arcadia offers classes in the evenings or online, so adults can learn at their own pace.

New Student Orientation Begins on Aug. 25

New Student Orientation LogoAfter holding six Summer Orientation Days for new students this summer (with another one coming on Aug. 18), the Orientation Planning Executive Committee is gearing up for the Fall Orientation program, which begins Friday, Aug. 25. As always, opening day promises to bring excitement onto campus as new resident students move into the residence halls with the help of athletes, orientation staff, campus life staff and volunteers from the Arcadia community. Meanwhile, commuter students will be settling into the Commuter Lounge and spending time with the commuter life staff. Programs for all new students begin at 11:30 a.m. with a welcome in the Kuch Center. More information will be sent to the University community regarding opening day and what everyone can do to help make it as smooth as possible.

Mark Your Calendar for Fall Fest

Fall FestBringing the Arcadia Family Together is the theme of the Fall Fest, set for Oct. 6 to 8. The weekend extravaganza combines the first-ever Alumni Homecoming with the traditional Family Weekend. The sum of these two events will include Fireworks in the Knight Sky, an Alumni Flag Football game, a picnic and carnival on the Walk of Pride, and lots more! Students can invite their parents and families to attend class with them on Friday and enjoy the weekend of activities. Watch for more information soon!

Campus happenings

Arcadia Alumni and Friends Experience China

Participants in this year's Arcadia Alumni Travel Program, led by Georgene Pilling, Director of Alumni Relations, recently returned from 13 days in China. Alumni, family and friends traveled to China on June 27, and spent the first part of their trip sightseeing in Beijing, Xian and Chongqing. Next the group boarded a cruise ship for a ride down the Yangtze River, which included a trip through the locks of the Three Gorges Dam. The final stop was Shanghai, China's largest city and home to 14 million people.

Their experiences included walking through The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Ming Tombs; riding pedicabs through the Hutong (Chinese alleyways) and meeting with a resident in his home; exploring fascinating museums and visiting exquisite temples; climbing The Great Wall outside of Beijing and standing with the Terra-Cotta Warriors in Xian; striking bargains with Chinese merchants; and sharing family-style meals served on lazy Susans filled with bowls of rice and Chinese specialties. As they immersed themselves into the Chinese culture, they became experts at using chop sticks! View photos from the trip at www.arcadia.edu/alumnichina.

sports update

Fifty Eight Student-Athletes Recognized With All-PAC Academic Conference Honors for Spring 2006

The Pennsylvania Athletic Conference announced that 58 Arcadia University student-athletes were selected to their respective sport All-PAC team for the spring 2006 semester. All athletes recognized with this honor have attained at a GPA of 3.2 or higher for the semester during their season of competition. Baseball leads the way with 14 players honored, followed by Lacrosse with 10 and Women’s Basketball with 9.

Baseball: Dennis Brown, Anthony Matranga, Nickolaos Ntelekos, Brandon Mazzie, John Maxon, Andrew Bella, Eric Console, David Polgar, David Morris, Anthony Champi, Zachary Harbold, Francis Sharp, John Curreri and Anthony Ragona

Men’s Basketball: Andrew Hauber and Jonathan Solomon

Women’s Basketball: Kaitlin Lynch, Amanda Holroyd, Rebecca Soda, Stephanie Smolinsky, Stephanie Bates, Krystle Jackson, Caitlin Sparks, Julia Green and Rebecca Knight

Golf: Andrew Hauber

Women’s Lacrosse: Jill Hersh, Erin Metz, Jamie Arielle, Kaylyn Fain, Michelle McLoughlin, Julia Dyer, Michelle Leone, Jamie Stevenson, Jaclyn Timony and Erin Cunningham

Softball: Diana Rufo, Jamie Bee, Rebecca Kimble, Jennifer Compton and Morgan Hasson

Men’s Swimming: Patrick Gleeson and Owen O’Connell

Women’s Swimming: Kaitlin Jamiolkowski, Arielle Martone, Janine Venditti, Michelle McCandless, Dana Rambo, Erin Mahon and Kati Pye

Men’s Tennis: Daniel Bradley, Devin Kelly, Brett Zaba, Clifton Krausz, Michael Catalano, Subir Shrestha, Tim Fitzgerald and Joan DeLaPaz Hellmer

Updated 08/18/06

Arcadia in the News

Larry Presley, Director of Forensic Science, gave interviews on the London terrorism arrests for ABC News WPVI Channel 6, on Aug. 10

Publication Information

Contributors to this issue of the Bulletin: student Bridget Curtis '08. Photos by Joshua Blustein, Associate Professor of Psychology.

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