|September 6, 2006|
|September 6, 2006||A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events|
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|Arcadia’s First Year Study Abroad Experience London Students|
Interest in Arcadia’s First Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) doubled this year. Last year about 50 freshmen spent their first college semester in either London or Scotland. With increased demand, 70 students are participating this fall—and for the first time a spring semester has been added for 30 more participants. FYSAE participants left for London, England, and Stirling, Scotland, on Monday, Aug. 28.
“Arcadia’s study abroad experience is transformative for our students,” says Arcadia President Jerry M. Greiner. “With FYSAE and the Preview trips to London, Scotland, and Spain, nearly two-thirds of our students have an international experience in their first year. We believe study abroad transforms students’ problem-solving and critical thinking skills, which helps them achieve their full measure as citizens of the world.” The FYSAE program began in 2003. Arcadia University has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 20 study abroad programs in the nation. Arcadia also ranks 22th in the top tier of Best Master’s Universities in the North.
Cristiane Carneiro, Instructor of Political Science and Assistant Director and Study Abroad Coordinator in the International Peace and Conflict Resolution master’s program, successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation at New York University’s Politics Department this month, with her doctoral graduation set for Sept. 15. Her dissertation analyzes a category of international trade disputes characterized by trade barriers imposed for environmental, public health, or developmental reasons. Click here for her abstract arguing for an alternative dispute resolution procedure.
|Stephen Shore, Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California, August 13, 1979.|
The Arcadia University Art Gallery opens the 2006-07 season with Mystic River, a multi-faceted exhibit inspired by a single photograph, an ecstatic riverbank landscape by acclaimed American photographer Stephen Shore. The exhibit runs from Sept. 8 to Oct. 22.
In 2005, Noah Sheldon and Roger White interviewed Shore for The Brooklyn Rail. Their conversation led Sheldon to imagine an exhibition based on the spirit of Shore's photographs, in particular, Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California, Aug. 13, 1979. Depicting a group of people camped out on a riverbank, the image becomes the touchstone for a group exhibition of drawings, sculptural installations, paintings, quilted fabric, and works on paper loosely united by their link to Shore's vision of the everyday, ecstatic landscape. Mystic River is curated by Sheldon.
The smallest piece in the show is a video shot in extreme close-up across the surface of Shore's print accompanied by four commissioned soundtracks that lend different emotional valiances to the video's quasi-documentary discovery of tiny photographic moments. Writing in the New York Times about the exhibition, which was first presented in May 2006 at Southfirst: Art (Brooklyn, N.Y.), critic Holland Cotter celebrated the show as "lyrical" and "not quite of this world." Show information and photos available at www.arcadia.edu/gallery.
Arcadia will participate in “The Fifth Anniversary of September 11th,” a video Conference dialogue with Cerritos College and others in California and New Zealand, on Monday, Sept. 11, starting at 5 p.m. in Brubaker 203. Dr. Hayat Alvi-Aziz, Director and Assistant Professor of International Studies, and her students will participate. Contact Alvi-Aziz for more information.
A mathematics professor from Japan will make a trek to the East Coast to observe innovative secondary school math programs led by Arcadia faculty and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Math Science Partnership of Greater Philadelphia is led by Dr. Deborah Pomeroy, Associate Professor of Education, and Dr. Ned Wolff, Associate Professor of Mathematics. “The grant supports, among other things, some innovative secondary school math programs,” notes Wolff. Professor Yutaka Suburi, from the Department of Mathematics at the University of Fukai, will visit some of those programs in nearby districts. He will be observing in the area schools from Sept. 10 to 15.
Professor Suburi also will speak at a University Colloquium on Tuesday, Sept. 12, discussing historical events that have shaped the philosophy of current math education in Japan. The College of Graduate Studies’ colloquia series is open to students, educators, health care providers and community members. Some school districts offer Act 48 credit for colloquia attendance.
A Latin Dance demonstration and lessons will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. in the Castle Rose and Mirror Rooms. For more information, call the Student Activities Office at 215-572-4082.
An exciting line-up of cultural events is planned for 2006-07 at Arcadia. The Distinguished Speaker Series features Judy Shepard, whose son was brutally attacked because he was gay, on Oct. 18, and Sonia Sanchez, a prolific writer in several genres who played an influential role in the Black Arts Movement, on March 29. A host of activities is planned around Shepard’s visit, including events organized by the campus group Pride as well as panels and forums by the Bryson Institute. Visit the Cultural Events Calendar at www.arcadia.edu/culturalevents.
The men’s soccer team will sport a mix of veteran players and a few new faces for the Fall ’06 season, starting on the sidelines with first-year Head Coach Derrick Ayers, who spent the last three seasons as an assistant at Washington & Jefferson College. Coach Ayers comes to an Arcadia program that returns 13 players. (Former four-time PAC Coach of the Year and Arcadia alumnus Tom Carlin begins his first season as assistant coach at Division I Northwestern University.)
Ayers inherits a strong group of midfielders in 2005 All PAC second team selections—Matt Abate ’07, Chris Brunetti ’07, Aaron Foss ’07, and Matt Benner ’09. Andrew Plunkett ’08 will help anchor the defense, along with incoming goalkeeper Jeff Kratohwill ’10, who gets the nod as the Knights’ starting keeper in his rookie season. Read more about Men's Soccer's season outlook at www.arcadia.edu/menssoccer.
Upcoming games: Sept. 9 at No. 1-ranked Messiah, the 2005 NCAA DIII National Champions. Sept. 16 home vs. College Misericordia.
Arcadia women’s soccer was crowned PAC champions in 2005. With their leading scorer, Maria DeGeorge ’06 lost to graduation, fourth-year Head Coach Rick Brownell will look to his returning players for their experience and leadership on the field as they attempt to defend their title come early November. Arcadia was recently voted third in the PAC preseason coaches’ poll behind favored Eastern and second-ranked College Misericordia. The Knights will play a competitive schedule and hope to finish the season strong as they did in ’05. They entered the conference playoffs last year on a five-game winning streak before going on to win three straight, including a 4-2 victory over previously undefeated Eastern in the championship game.
Coach Brownell’s defense is led by captain Rachel Beauchesne ’07, All PAC Kaitlyn Adams ’08 and Erin Metz ’09. Marie O’Neil ’07, Kat Kraemer ’08, Kelli Ricco ’07, Patty Robb ’08, Stephanie Bates ’08, and Danielle Discher ’08 return to the midfield, while All PAC Samantha Calhoun ’09 and All PAC honorable mention Amanda Pote ’09 anchor the offense. Read more about Women's Soccer's season outlook at www.arcadia.edu/womenssoccer.
Upcoming games: Sept. 7 at Philadelphia Bible; Sept. 12 home vs. Marywood.
Women’s Tennis Coach Lak Sphabmixay believes his team is on course for a surprising final run through the PAC schedule. This season he will rely on five returnees and a handful of first-year students who are the technical equal to many top conference performers. The key will be sustainability and mental discipline.
Playing a major role this fall will be the three juniors and two sophomores returning to the lineup. Brittany McCall ’08, Amanda Sekerke ’08, Jaclyn Zuwkoski ’08, Sarah Palmer ’09 and Shanel Santucci ’09 will be relied on for their leadership and experience playing singles and doubles. Top recruit Cory Mazen ’09 will make an immediate impact at No. 1 singles. Read more about Women's Tennis's season outlook at www.arcadia.edu/womenstennis.
Upcoming matches: Sept. 6 vs. Eastern.
After narrowly missing the PAC playoffs in 2005, the Knights are setting their sights on earning one of the six playoff spots for women’s volleyball in the conference come early November. With only one senior lost to graduation in 2006, Coach Tony Carpenter will utilize the leadership of a strong junior class and senior Rachel Derr to help propel the team through the 2006 season. With powerhouse and defending PAC champion Eastern favored again to claim the conference title, the Knights will find themselves competing against other top programs Gwynedd-Mercy, Cabrini, Neumann, Misericordia and Marywood.
In order to be in contention come playoff time, the team must improve on last season’s eighth place conference finish and 13-15 overall record. “I’m really looking for juniors Bridget Hunsinger, Alex Cann, and Maci Mascall to lead our team this season. They have been solid performers for the last two seasons, and they each know what it will take to clinch a playoff berth,” Carpenter says. “We have a mix of veterans and youth, which I hope will provide our squad with a lot of options on the floor.” Hunsinger ’08, a middle hitter, led the team in 2005 with 245 kills and averaged 1.23 combined blocks per contest. Middle blocker Alex Cann ’08 followed with 226 kills and averaged 1.17 combined blocks. Libero Maci Mascall ’08 made a strong defensive presence in 2005, averaging a team-leading 3.74 digs per contest. Read more about Volleyball's season outlook at www.arcadia.edu/volleyball.
Upcoming matches: Sept. 8-9, Hersa Hospitality Invitational at Valley Forge Christian College.
Field Hockey Upcoming games: Sept. 6, home vs. Wesley, POSTPONED.; Sept. 9, home vs. Widener, noon. www.arcadia.edu/fieldhockey
The Philadelphia Inquirer ran an article on Arcadia’s Scientific Illustration program on Sept. 3: Nature's beauty, science's precision. “Arcadia's scientific illustration program draws those of scientific and artistic bent. The fine lines and exacting detail of a botanical illustration are as much about science as art, Scott Rawlins says.” Read more at Nature's beauty, science's precision.
Arcadia received coverage on several news stations as a record number of first-year students moved in on Aug. 25, including coverage by KYW-TV Ch. 3and WCAU-TV Ch. 10. Both highlighted Arcadia’s record-breaking number of new students this year.
Patricia DeBow has been awarded a Phi Kappa Phi Award of Excellence. The scholarship from the national honor society is for graduate study during the 2006-07 academic year.
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