September 6, 2006
Arcadia University Bulletin
September 6, 2006 A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events

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Living the Promise: Delante Keys '07


“The educators here at Arcadia are very invested in your growth and helping you to succeed,” says acting major Delante Keys ’07. On Arcadia’s stage, he played every role—actor, set and costume builder, assistant director—with a little help from faculty such as Alisa Kleckner. Learn more about Delante and living the Arcadia promise at www.arcadia.edu/arcadiapromise.

princeton reviewArcadia Featured in 2007 Princeton Review
Best Northeastern Colleges

Arcadia University is one of the outstanding colleges and universities in the Northeast that The Princeton Review recommends to college applicants in the new 2007 edition of its book, The Best Northeastern Colleges (Random House / Princeton Review, August 1, 2006, $16.95). In the two-page profile on Arcadia in the book, The Princeton Review notes, "Study abroad is a very big thing at Arcadia University."

Comments from surveyed students pepper the book's narrative profiles of the colleges. The Review notes, “When they’re not globetrotting, Arcadia undergrads enjoy studying with ‘incredible’ professors who ‘interact with students constantly. If students are interested in research, (professors) not only show them how to do research, but also help to get students published prior to graduation.’ The school’s proximity to Philadelphia means that internships are ‘available to upperclassmen if they are interested in a hands-on experience in their chosen major.’ Students report that Arcadia ‘is good for science majors,’ and the school also demonstrates strength in education, fine arts and business.” More on the Princeton Review.

Civility Flag Returns to Full Staff

CivilityA new flag flies on campus—between the Landman Library and the Dining Complex. The flag represents the University’s commitment to providing a civil environment, one free from harassment of any kind, for every member of our community. Complete information on the University’s Civility Statement can be found on the Civility Module on the home page of MyArcadia.

The flag is an indicator of the University’s climate. When an act of incivility was reported last week, the flag was lowered, a visible symbol to all that the health of our community as a whole depends on responsible behavior from each individual. On Tuesday, Sept. 5, members of the Campus Climate Team raised the flag. Thanks go to community members who revisited the MyArcadia site and read the fliers posted around campus to familiarize themselves with the University’s Civility Statement and procedures on how to report acts of incivility.

Department spotlightSpotlight on ... Who can help you file your FAFSA? Who untangles red tape, paperwork and account holds? Who searches far and wide for scholarship opportunities? Who “matches” students with work study jobs? Who knocks down barriers to your success? Learn more about this department.

Women Needed for Bone Density Study

Participants are needed for a research study at Arcadia University. This study is examining balance, strength and walking in women with and without low bone mineral density. Participants must be female, between 50 to 65 years of age, three to 10 years post-menopause, and must have had a bone density scan within the past two years. Testing will take one hour, and subjects will be given a pedometer/radio for participation in this study. Women who are interested in participating should contact Kerstin Palombaro, PT, MS, at 215-817-6430 or palombak@arcadia.edu. Palombaro is an adjunct faculty in the Physical Therapy program who is pursuing her Ph.D. at Temple and conducting her dissertation study at Arcadia. Her study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board.

Discount Tags, SEPTA Schedules, Voter Forms, and More

All this and more is available in the Student Activities Office in Dilworth Hall. Students can learn more about Philadelphia and save money! “We have Campus Philly discount tags, which give discounts to participating businesses such as Ben & Jerry’s, Footlocker, The Body Shop and Quizno’s, to name a few places,” says Julie Grillo, Campus Activities Programmer. “We have SEPTA schedules, and Campus Philly notebooks, which list everything you need in and around Philadelphia, such as maps, business listings, and lots of information on shopping, entertainment, sports and recreation and the many places you can get discounts with your discount tags or as a college student.” All of the above items will be available for students to pick up in the Student Activities Office. For more information, contact Grillo or Michele Leftwich, secretary for Conference Services.

COPRS Reviews Proposals on Campus Research

Anyone conducting research on campus must have their projects approved by the Committee on the Protection of Research Subjects (COPRS). These policies are applicable to all research, research training, experimentation, biological testing, psychological testing, and related activities involving human or animal subjects. In addition, this policy covers research being conducted by faculty, staff, or students of this institution conducting off-site research. A schedule of submission dates for members of the faculty and staff who need to submit their projects to the COPRS committee is available on the COPRS Web site, located under the Research tab on MyArcadia. For more information, please contact Marty Eastlack or visit the COPRS Web site. Proposals should be submitted to Cathy Gemmell, Office of Sponsored Research and Programs, 107B Taylor Hall, Arcadia University IRB/IACUC. 

FYSAE Grows—70 Depart for London, Scotland

FYSAE London Students
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.

FYSAE Scotland
First Year Study Abroad Experience Scotland Students

“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.

Carneiro Suggests Alternative for Trade Disputes

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.

Upcoming Events

Spirit of Single Photograph Conjures Exhibit

Mystic River Show
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.

Sept. 11, National Video Conference

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.

Japanese Professor to Observe Math Ed Innovations

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.

Let's Rumba! Learn Latin Dance, Sept. 20

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.

Plenty of Cultural Events on the Calendar!

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.

sports update

Returning Players Anchor Men’s Soccer

men's soccer

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.

Women's Soccer Plans to Defend PAC Championship

women's soccer teamArcadia 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.

women's soccer teamCoach 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 Counts on Returnees, Freshmen

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.

Volleyball Hopes to Net a Playoff Spot

volleyballAfter 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.

More Sports

Field Hockey Upcoming games: Sept. 6, home vs. Wesley, POSTPONED.; Sept. 9, home vs. Widener, noon. www.arcadia.edu/fieldhockey

Arcadia in the News

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.

Students in the News

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.

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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