|October 3, 2006|
|October 3, 2006||A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events|
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Living the Promise: Sandhya Moraes ’06
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Fall Fest Set for this Weekend, Oct. 6-8
On Oct. 6 to 8, Fall Fest combines the first-ever Alumni Homecoming with Arcadia’s traditional Family Weekend activities. The result will be a great celebration of the Arcadia family, complete with a concert, picnics, soccer games, carnival of activities, and fireworks. All alumni, parents and families of students are invited to Fall Fest 2006—an extravaganza weekend of fun and festivities! The Fall Fest Web site provides all the details of the weekend. Families of Arcadia students are invited to arrive early on Friday and attend class with their students. On Saturday, Parent Council has a breakfast where parents can ask questions of administrators and other parents. Then it's on to the fun—a picnic, a carnival and movie for younger family members, and a “casino” for all ages in the Castle.
Scholarship Recognizes Campus Involvement and Academic Excellence
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? Have you completed at least one previous semester? Do you have a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or better? Do you have financial need?
If so, consider applying for the Campus Achievement Award for Returning Students. 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 Spring 2007 semester is Nov. 1, 2006. Applications are available online at www.arcadia.edu/finaidforms and in the Office of Enrollment Management. Please note: No late applications will be considered.
Enrollment Management VP Candidates Visit Campus
Last Thursday and Friday, the Vice President for Enrollment Management Search Committee conducted off-campus interviews with nine semi-finalists for that position. The Committee subsequently met and selected four of those people as finalists and invited them for on-campus interviews. One of the candidates will be interviewed this week and three, next week. As part of the interviewing process, an open meeting has been scheduled for each of the finalists, to which all members of the University community are invited. The dates for those meetings are Thursday, Oct. 5, Wednesday, Oct. 11, Thursday, Oct. 12, and Friday, Oct. 13. The open meeting this week will be held on Thursday from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. in the University Room of the Library. The names of the candidates, biographical sketches, and additional information regarding the interviewing process will be circulated via campus e-mail.
Spotlight on ... Who makes everyone smile and say “cheese?” Who will walk with you in the dark? Who tells you where to go? Who keeps things moving on campus, especially during move-in day and Commencement? Who patrols the campus, from the Castle to Oak Summit? Learn more about this department.
Volunteers Needed for Empty Bowl-Making on Oct. 9, 16
Volunteers are needed to help with making and washing bowls for Arcadia’s annual Empty Bowl Dinner, which will be held on Monday, Nov. 13. Volunteers are needed for making and painting bowls on Monday, Oct. 9, and Monday, Oct. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Oak Summit Social Room (in the C building). “Please come to the main entrance (B building), and somebody will be there to direct you to the Social Room,” says Alyssa Jeral, a student in the Community Service Office. “Everybody is welcome! You do not need to be experienced in pottery or bowl making.” Arcadia hosts the annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner to benefit the hungry and homeless. To volunteer, contact Cindy Rubino, Coordinator of Community Service, at 215-572-4000.
A Glimpse of the Caribbean, as Christopher Columbus Might Have Seen It, Oct. 9
Bernard Wiltshire, former Attorney General of Dominica and President of the Caribbean nation's most influential environmental group, will be on campus in October for meetings with students and faculty in Arcadia’s M.B.A. program. On Monday, Oct. 9, at 5:30 p.m. in the Beaver College Room of Landman Library, Wiltshire also will talk about the Caribbean island nation where Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest was filmed in a free, public lecture, “Discover Dominica: The Nature Island of the Caribbean.”
Located between Martinique and Guadalupe, Dominica is believed to be closest to what the Caribbean was like before Christopher Columbus’ voyage, lush with numerous rivers and waterfalls, tropical oceanic rainforests and towering mountains that run through the island’s center. This well-kept secret is on the cusp of becoming an eco-tourism haven and top travel destination as well as a leading offshore financial center.
Wiltshire’s visit is a precursor to the trip Arcadia students will make to Dominica in January to study the nation’s developing economy with Tom Brinker, Professor of Accounting and Executive Director of Arcadia’s M.B.A. program. Read more about Wiltshire's visit.
How Fast? The 4G Revolution is Coming
Last week a New York Times headline asked “Wireless Networking May Soon Get Faster. Will Anyone Care?” and Telephony magazine featured 4G on its cover. Yanxia Jia, Arcadia’s new Assistant Professor of Computer Science, is an expert in wireless technology. She talks about the notion of “ubiquitous computing” with the Bulletin. Image a world unplugged. No Cat V cables; no Wi-Fi hot spots needed. Read more about the coming revolution of speed—anywhere, anytime.
Parent Education Can Reduce Child Abuse, Paulk Finds
“Parenting programs can transform parenting behavior, and intervention in the form of education is an important tool that can add to the reduction of child abuse and reduce the likelihood that a caregiver will re-abuse his or her child,” says David Paulk, Ed.D, PA-C, Assistant Professor of Medical Science and Community Health, who successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on that question this summer at Rutgers University. “If this research is corroborated by future research, the implication is that parent education programs should be expanded. This finding is provocative in that if it holds true, the implication for the reduction on child abuse is substantial.”
His data demonstrated “research subjects’ change from a parent-centered to a child-centered and/or relationship-centered approach to parenting. A grounded theory emerged from the study which showed that the parents demonstrated a previously absent empathetic-perspective for their children.” Read more about Paulk’s research. (And congratulations on his Sept. 30 wedding!) Paulk also co-authored the article “Polycystic Ovary Syndrome,” which appeared in September’s issue of Clinician Reviews, and spoke at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in August on “Recognition of Child Abuse” and at Rutgers University Graduate School of Education on Sept. 14 on “Understanding Child Abuse and a Personal Story.” He speaks at Cecil College School of Nursing (Maryland) in November, talks at Shenandoah University (Virginia) in November, and gives the keynote at the Annual Child Protection Conference in the last part of November in Orlando. He also will present the results of his doctoral dissertation there as well.
Cameron Named Red Cross Volunteer of Year
Dr. Samuel Cameron, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, was named “Outstanding Volunteer of the Year in Mental Health Services” by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Red Cross at its annual Volunteer Recognition Night on Sept. 27. He received the honor for “high performance and commitment in support of the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts.” Read more about his work in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina.
Participants Needed for Knee Osteoarthritis Study
Participants who are 55 years or older, medically stable, and have a desire to help provide more insight into the disease of knee osteoarthritis, including those who do not have osteoarthritis, are needed for a research study that could potentially aid in the future evaluation and treatment of knee stiffness in patients with osteoarthritis. For more information, contact Mariana Hinkel at 610-202-7963 or email@example.com. This research study is being conducted by the Physical Therapy Department at Arcadia University and Temple University.
Potential participants will be ineligible if they have other forms of arthritis, knee joint replacements, knee joint hyaline injections, corticosteroid use within the last three months, inability to follow commands, any neuromuscular disorders or disorders affecting leg function, or surgical repair of knee soft tissue structures (ligaments, tendons, etc.) within the past year.
Dialogue Begins on Sexual, Gender Identities, Oct. 4
In addition to a visit by Judy Shepard, mother of hate-crime victim Matthew Shepard, as part of the University’s Distinguished Speakers Series, a host of events are planned to raise awareness of sexual and gender identities on campus and in the classroom over the next two months. Judy Shepard speaks on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Kuch Center.
Family Weekend Dinner Entertainment, Oct. 6
Mark Rust, a multi-talented singer and musician from Woodstock, N.Y., will perform dinner entertainment for the Family Weekend at Fall Fest on Friday, Oct. 6, in Grey Towers Castle. Families and students must register for the dinner. To register for the dinner, families should return the Registration Form included in their Family Weekend at Fall Fest invitation, visit www.arcadia.edu/fallfest, or call Student Affairs at 215-572-2933.
Conversation with Acclaimed Photographer Continues, Oct. 10
In 2005, Noah Sheldon and Roger White interviewed acclaimed American photographer Stephen 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, an ecstatic riverbank landscape taken in Yosemite National Park in 1979. That exhibit, Mystic River, became a reality and is now in the Arcadia University Art Gallery through Oct. 22. Arcadia is pleased to present a special conversation with Shore on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in Stiteler Auditorium in Murphy Hall, followed by a reception in the Gallery. Shore will discuss his work and the exhibition it inspired with Sheldon and White. This event is free and open to the public. Show information and photos available at www.arcadia.edu/gallery.
Mirrors and Windows, Mexican Farm Workers’ Stories, Oct. 11
Arcadia’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage month continues with excerpts from the book Mirrors and Windows: Issues of Immigration and the American Dream, presented by Mark Lyons, editor of the book, and Mayra Castillo, Assistant Director of Enrollment Management. Castillo is one of the many authors of this book, which contains oral histories of Mexican farm workers and their families. The reading is Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Kuch Hospitality Suite. “We will also touch base on how to use the book in the classroom, teaching how to write oral histories, how to teach English and other subjects to immigrant children, and talking about the immigration debate in the classroom,” Castillo says. The book now comes with a teacher's guide that can be found online at www.espejosyventanas.org.
Lyons will talk about his involvement with the Latino community in the Philadelphia area, his many years of involvement with CATA, the Farmworkers Support Committee, and the book of oral histories with the migrant community in Kennett Square, Pa., the so-called mushroom capital of the world, where most of the mushroom pickers are now Mexican immigrants, Castillo says. “The purpose of the presentation is to make the Arcadia community more aware of the issues that affect some of our Latino and non-Latino students, and possibly faculty and staff. We want to bring the personal stories that people don't really get to hear in the media because we are so bombarded with political propaganda and forget that we are dealing with human lives.” Books also will be sold that night.
“The Demotion of Pluto: A New Definition for Planets” on Oct. 11
In addition to shaking up the solar system, the re-classification of Pluto as a dwarf planet has significantly altered our understanding of what truly defines a planet. Dr. Julia Plummer, Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Science Education, Arcadia University, will speak about the changes in our understanding of planets throughout history as well as the importance of the decision to re-classify Pluto for astronomers, educators and the public on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rose and Mirror Rooms of the Grey Towers Castle at Arcadia University. Her presentation, “The Demotion of Pluto: A New Definition for Planets” is part of the University Colloquium Series. A newly hired member of the Arcadia community, Dr. Plummer recently completed a combined Ph.D. program in Astronomy and Education at the University of Michigan, focusing primarily on elementary students’ understanding of celestial motion and astronomy. While working towards her degree, Plummer immersed herself in the field of science. “I taught introductory astronomy and elementary science education classes, wrote middle school science curricula on astronomy and energy, and worked as a planetarium operator,” she says.
The 2006-2007 University Colloquium Series is free and open to the public. A coffee reception begins at 7 p.m. The lecture, at 7:30 p.m., is followed by a question-and-answer session. Teachers can earn one hour of ACT48 Professional Development credit; forms are available at the colloquium. A complete list of colloquium lectures can be found at www.arcadia.edu/colloquium. For more information, call the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies at 215-572-2877.
United Nations Videoconference, Oct. 12
The public is invited to join Dr. Hayat Alvi-Aziz, Director and Assistant Professor of International Studies, and students in International Studies 160 for a United Nations videoconference on Thursday, Oct. 12, with Fairleigh Dickinson, Roger Williams University, Lockhaven, Michigan, and the United Nations from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
State Senator on Innocence Commission, Oct. 12
State Senator Stewart Greenleaf, Chair of the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee, will address “Why Pennsylvania Needs an Innocence Commission,” on Thursday, Oct. 12, from 4 to 5 p.m. in The Chat Performance Area. The talk is open to the public. Greenleaf is one of the sponsors of a bill to create an Innocence Commission to review contested convictions in Pennsylvania. A one-hour forum featuring Arcadia faculty follows at 5 p.m. Greenleaf’s appearance is a Learning Community event for Criminal Justice 160, taught by Dr. John Noakes, Assistant Assistant Professor of Sociology and Coordinator of Criminal Justice.
Reception for Bobbie Thomas, Oct. 12
Roberta “Bobbie” Thomas announced her retirement on June 30 as Alumni Director after 15 years of service to the University and Arcadia alumni. During her decade and a half with the University, more connections were made with alumni and more new programs were launched for alumni than at any time in Arcadia’s history. To celebrate these accomplishments and to commemorate her service, a special reception has been planned for alumni, faculty and staff to wish her well in her retirement and to offer special thanks. The reception will be held in the Rose and Mirror Rooms of Grey Towers Castle from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12, and all members of the campus community are cordially invited to attend. At the reception, a keepsake registry will be available for everyone to sign and write a personal note to Thomas. Those who are unable to attend but want to write a note to her can send it to Georgene Pilling, Director of Alumni Relations, University Advancement. To assist in the planning for the reception, please call Felicia Lundrigan at 215-572-2091 to respond to this invitation.
Psychology Lecture Series Begins Oct. 13
An Inspirational Women in Psychology Lecture Series, co-sponsored by the Arcadia University Psychology Department and the Greater Philadelphia Association for Women in Psychology (AWP) chapter, will highlight several key issues in feminist psychology, including therapeutic application, research, advocacy, and professional identity concerns. The first inspirational woman lecturer will be Dr. Jeanne Marecek on Friday, Oct. 13, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Kuch Hospitality Suite. As a professor of psychology at Swarthmore College and a member of the Women’s Studies program, Marecek has studied and written about feminism and psychology, feminist therapies, and postmodern and social constructionist approaches to studying gender. To register, or for more information, call Arcadia’s Center for Continuing and Professional Studies at 215-517-2506.
Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton and More, Oct. 14
The last event of Hispanic Heritage Month at Arcadia will be a Latin Dance Party on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Upper Level of the Dining Complex with DJ Alvin Rodriguez, who will be playing Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton and More! This event is free to the Arcadia community!
PA Secretary of State on Leadership, Oct. 18
Arcadia’s Educational Outreach program is hosting a principals’ forum on Oct. 18 in the Grey Towers Castle. Dr. Gerald L. Zahorchak, Pennsylvania Secretary of Education, is the featured speaker at 10:15 a.m., followed by a question and answer session with area administrators. Arcadia’s Education Department sponsors principals’ forums twice a year. Fore more information about the event, contact Lorraine Brandenburger, Assistant Director of Educational Outreach.
Pumpkins and More at Autumn Festival, Oct. 28
The Oak Summit Apartment Assistants are sponsoring Autumn Festival on Oct. 28, in conjunction with the Society for Castle Restoration’s Haunted Castle. Autumn Festival will run from 3:30 to 7 p.m. on the Castle Lawn (or in Kuch Center if it is raining). “We will have pumpkin carving and painting, arts and crafts, games such as 3-legged race, potato sack race and fishing for apples, food and beverages, and pictures with the Knight Mascot, as well as other activities,” says Steve Carpenter, Apartment Assistant.
More events can be found on the Events Calendar.
This week's FAB FIVE from Dining Services
“Italy Drew Me In”
By Sandhya Moraes ’06
As an international student who decided to push my integrative learning and personal growth one step further, I decided to study in Florence, Italy, in my junior year. That semester helped me recognize and differentiate my connections to the United States and India, where I come from. I am able to see that the U.S. taught me how to structure my work ethic and discipline myself while Italy allowed me to push my self development beyond a campus experience.
While the U.S. taught me how to juggle bills, taxes, work and classes, Italy helped me recognize that my core strength emerges from the interpersonal skills that are inherent in me. Italy allowed me to witness behind the stage preparation for international fashion shows, connect and learn from Italian graphic designers, and continue to build on my international experience through interactions with European Union citizens and their perspectives.
So in essence Florence became a key factor in understanding who I am, my cultural roots and adding an Italian minor to my graphic design major. Language and visual design have formed critical connections for me, and traveling has helped cement that bond for me and within myself.
Learn how other Arcadia students are living the Arcadia Promise at www.arcadia.edu/arcadiapromise.
Men's Soccer Stuns Rival Eastern in Overtime
(4-2-2, 3-0-1 PAC) The Knights began a 1-1 week hosting fourth-ranked York College on Wednesday, Sept. 27, suffering a heartbreaking overtime loss to the Spartans, 2-1. While York took an early one-goal advantage, Arcadia outplayed the Spartans in the second half, battling back to tie the game, with a few near misses at the go-ahead goal as the second half wound down. Heading into overtime, it was clearly either teams' game, but the Spartans made their third overtime shot on goal count as their leading scorer, Andrew Wheeler, put the ball over the Arcadia keeper, Jeff Kratohwill, and into the far left goal side for the game-winner. Senior Mike Fillipone scored AU’s only goal.
On Saturday, Sept. 30, the Knights traveled to PAC rival Eastern University, the only PAC team to defeat the Knights in the regular season since 2003 (AU lost to the Eagles in 2005). Sophomore midfielder Matt Benner scored his first collegiate hat trick, which included the overtime game winner to lead his Knights to victory over defending PAC champion Eastern College, 4-3. With overtime a familiar scenario for these two teams, Arcadia made the third time the charm. Four minutes into the overtime period, senior midfielder Aaron Foss sent a long ball back into Geoff Buckingham, who then flicked the ball to Benner. Benner took the ball past his defender with EU keeper Mike Dorsch approaching, lifting the ball past Dorsch to send the Knights home with the win, stunning the Eagles on their home field.
The win avenges last year's conference finale when the Eagles took the crown after winning the penalty kick round 5-4.
Benner was named this week’s Knight of the Week and to the PAC Player of the Week Honor Roll for his performance.
Women’s Soccer: Rematch vs. Misericordia
(3-7-1, 1-3-1 PAC) The defending PAC champions began their 0-2 week with a rematch of last year's PAC championship game in which the Knights upset the top-seeded College Misericordia Cougars 4-2. The defending PAC champions fell behind in the thirrd minute of play when Misericordia's Ashley Chavez found Brittany Brouse for the early 1-0 lead. The Knights contained the Cougars' attack until the 73rd minute, giving Misericordia a 2-0 lead. Although the Knights quickly rebounded with a goal from Amanda Pote just two minutes later, Misericordia's Aja Pyers one-timed a pass from Amber Getz past Knight keeper Auralia Kubat in the 82nd minute for the insurance goal. Kat Kraemer picked up the assist on the goal by Pote.
The Knights hosted undefeated Cabrini College on Saturday with the Caveliers
stealing the game with under 8 minutes remaining in regulation to win
3-2. The Knights took the early advantage late in the third minute as
junior defender Kate Kraemer found sophomore Sam
Calhoun in front of the net for the 1-0 AU lead.
Field Hockey Struggles on the Road
(2-7, 2-3 PAC) Field Hockey began an 0-2 week traveling to non-conference opponent Philadelphia University on Wednesday, Sept. 27, losing 4-1. Picking up AU's only tally of the game was first-year forward Jessica Schlegel. Sophomore midfielder Beth Harris took the initial shot on the second of AU's 2 corner opportunities of the game, with Schlegel in perfect position to tip the ball into the cage. Senior Maggie LoCasle and first-year Brittany Rasmussen split time in net for the Knights, with LoCasle turning away 4 shots and Rasmussen 9.
The Caveliers of Cabrini College handed the Knights a 4-2 loss on Saturday. Sept. 30, Cabrini jumped out to an early lead, scoring three unanswered goals in the first half. Eight minutes in to the second half, first-year midfielder Joanna Born sparked some life in the Knight's offense with an unassisted goal, but Cabrini answered just two minutes later as April Kaufmann took a pass from Richer for the 4-1 Cavs lead. AU made an attempt at a comeback as senior Christine Crowe put the ball on the stick of AU's scoring leader Kristin Law to cut the Cabrini lead to 4-2 with three minutes remaining, but Cabrini shut down the AU attack in the remaining minutes to win the game 4-2. Senior Jeannie Nutter and Brittany Rasmussen split time in net for the Knights, as Nutter made 4 saves in the first half and Rasmussen 2 in the second.
Klim Undefeated in Six Singles Matches
(5-4, 3-2 PAC) The Knights entered a 1-1 week with
a 6-3 conference loss to Neumann College on Tuesday, Sept. 26. AU took
one out of the three doubles matches. AU second doubles team, Danielle
Klim and Corey Mazen, defeated Neumann’s
team 8-2. The Knights tried to rally back in the singles matches but
came up short. The two winners from the Knights came from #4 singles Danielle
Klim 6-0, 6-3 and #5 singles Katelyn Brammer 6-0,
6-0. Klim was recently named Knight of the Week for her solid play at
#4 singles and entered Saturday's match at Wesley undefeated in her last
Volleyball Pounces on Misericordia
(6-7, 2-2 PAC) The Knights began a 1-2 week traveling to conference opponent College Misericordia, handing them 3-0 loss on Tuesday. Junior middle hitter Bridget Hunsinger's triple-double of 10 kills, 12 digs and 14 blocks (7 solo/7 assisted) paced the Knights while sophomore Rachel Glass set her teammates up 24 times while earning 22 digs. Junior libero Maci Mascall and senior outside hitter Kristin Kafka dug 26 balls apiece for the victors.
AU followed up the 3-0 win at Misericordia with a 3-0 loss to non-conference opponent Philadelphia Biblical University, 30-24, 30-27, 30-24. Bridget Hunsinger paced the Knights with 8 kills, 9 digs and 4 blocks. Rachel Glass assisted her teammates with 19 sets and 12 digs while junior middle hitter Alex Cann 8 digs and a team-leading 10 blocks (7 solo/3 assisted).
The Knights ended the week with their second straight loss, falling to Neumann College 3-0. Game scores were 30-27, 30-24 and 30-20 in favor of the 5-1 Knights of Neumann College (12-9 overall). Alex Cann led the Knights with 7 kills and 2 blocks, while sophomore outside hitter Sam Schad added 7 kills and 1 block. Rachel Glass led her team in assists with 11. Kristen Kafka and Maci Mascall were the team leaders in digs with 12 and 11 respectively while Bridget Hunsinger, Glass and Schad added 10 digs apeice.
For up-to-date scores and information, please visit www.arcadia.edu/athletics.
Contributors: Bridget Curtis '08, Joy Zazzera, Sports Information Director and Donna Whitlock '05, University Relations Administrative Assistant. Photos: Joshua Blustein, Associate Professor of Psychology.
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