October 10, 2006
Arcadia University Bulletin
October 10, 2006 A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events

Campus News

Footballs, Fireworks and Flags at Fall Fest!



Fireworks burst in the air over Landman Library and parents, siblings and alumni swayed to the music of Dave Binder and tried their luck at games in the Castle at Fall Fest 2006, which combined Family Weekend and the first-ever Alumni Homecoming, complete with football. Plenty of fans, including some young ones, cheered on Arcadia’s intercollegiate sports teams. Alumni enjoyed a picnic and the first-ever Alumni Homecoming flag football game featuring Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD). Parents and alumni enjoyed discussions with faculty and special receptions including Parents Council, Friends of Landman Library, and the Knight Society of loyal alumni donors. Young siblings had the most fun at the carnival along the Alumni Walk of Pride.

Three Finalists This Week for Enrollment Management VP

Campus interviews of the finalists for the Vice President for Enrollment Management position will continue this 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 this week’s three open meetings are as follows:

  • Candidate #2—Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. in the Rose Room of the Castle.
  • Candidate #3—Thursday, Oct. 12, from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. in the University Room of the Landman Library (lower level)
  • Candidate #4—Friday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Rose Room of the Castle.

The name of each candidate, a biographical sketch, and additional information regarding the interviewing process will be circulated via campus e-mail.

Young Writers Project Receives Starbucks Grant

starbucks foundationArcadia’s innovative Young Writers Project has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Starbuck’s Foundation. The project, which seeks to create a collaborative youth writing culture by providing a chance for students to attend workshops, collaborate, perform and publish their writing, was awarded the grant based on its correlation with the foundation’s key focus areas. According to program Coordinator Dr. Leif Gustavson, the grant will be used to identify new fund-raising sources for the project.

Located in the historic Germantown section of northwest Philadelphia, the Young Writers Project is broken into three services that encourage the importance of expression and writing. Several workshops are offered in different forms of writing, including poetry and fiction.

  • Write with Your Kids, a two-hour long, once-a-month program, brings together children and parents/guardians in an exploration of various genres of writing.
  • An After School Tutoring Program, staffed by Arcadia undergraduate and graduate students, provides middle and high school students with free, one-on-one homework help and mentoring.
  • Next up for the project is The Third Mind Writing Workshop, a month-long workshop for 7th to 12th graders where students will work together to publish a completely collaboratively written book. The program will begin on Oct. 16.

Click here to learn more about the Young Writers Project or contact Dr. Leif Gustavson, Assistant Professor of Education at Arcadia University, at 215-572-2118 or by e-mail. Since its inception in 1997, the Starbucks Foundation has awarded more than $12 million to more than 700 literacy and youth organizations throughout the United States and Canada.

Castle Entrance

Castle Entrance ConstructionNew Entrance Will
Showcase Castle

A boulevard-like entryway sweeping toward the Castle from Easton Road is moving toward reality, with completion expected in Spring 2007. Upgrade work on Route 309 and the resulting relocation of Easton Road provided the opportunity to replace the narrow entrance to campus with a new entrance to the University. As the artist’s rendering shows, the new entrance will sweep with a grand view toward the Castle. The work, including relocation of the towers, is being painstaking done, stone by stone, and will reestablish traffic access via Easton Road. “The inconvenience is temporary, but the improvements will be permanent,” says Tom Macchi, Associate Vice President of Facilities and Capital Planning.

Dutschke Coordinates TransAtlantic Dialogue in Switzerland

DutschkeDr. Dennis Dutschke, Dean of Studies for Arcadia’s Center for Education Abroad, just returned from Basel, Switzerland, where he co-coordinated the “TransAtlantic Dialogue,” a retreat seminar for approximately 20 chief academic officers from the European Association of International Educators (EAIE) and the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA). The two-day retreat covered topics including Higher Education Systems in Europe and USA; Course Equivalences and Grading for Students Studying Abroad; Research and Collaboration between European and American Universities; the new three-year degree in Europe; Joint, Dual, Double, Shared Degrees, and Collaboration between European and American universities, and Health, Safety and Liability in Study Abroad and Exchanges.

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.


Continuing and Professional StudiesSpotlight on ... Who works with faculty innovators to deliver new programs to nontraditional audiences? Who provides instructional design support to faculty who want to put their courses in an online or accelerated-delivery format? Who provides advising to adult learners who want to enhance their careers? Who reaches out to businesses and nonprofit organizations to design programs that will meet the needs of their workforce? Learn more about this department.

Volunteers Needed for Empty Bowl-Making on Oct. 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. 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.

Loeffler Art Infests Window on Broad


Look for the work of Carole Loeffler—all 300 of the small, animal-like sculptures—“infesting” the Window on Broad project this month. Loeffler, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, installed Infestation this month for the Window on Broad project, run by the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery at the University of the Arts. The works will be hung from the ceiling, piled on the floor and stuck to the wall as though they have entered and infested the space. 

Loeffler intends to engage the Broad Street community and cause the viewer to stop, stare, contemplate, laugh and possibly cause self-reflection. This installation is meant for the viewer to understand that art can be humorous, absurd and powerful.

She also is included in a show called Back to School, juried and curated by Carrie Cook and Sara Castillo. The opening reception is Oct. 20 from 7 until 10 p.m. at 1241 Carpenter Street. The show will be up until November. This show is about the work artists do over the summer. Loeffler also is featured in a two-person exhibition at Roxbury Community College’s Resnikoff Gallery from Nov. 1 through Dec. 22, along with artist Patrick Schmidt.

Upcoming Events

Conversation with Acclaimed Photographer Continues, Oct. 10

Mystic RiverIn 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.

More Dialogue on Sexual, Gender Identities, Oct. 11

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.

  • A Coming Out Forum, sponsored by PRIDE Gay & Straight Alliance. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 10 p.m. on the Castle Landing.
  • A reading of The Laramie Project. Friday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. in Stiteler Auditorium in Murphy Hall. Explore the script with the original Arcadia University cast! This event is free and open to Arcadia and local community members.
  • A Call to Action—Supporting LGBTQ People on Campus. Thursday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. in the University Gallery Room of Landman Library. Designed for students, this event is hosted by The Bryson Institute.
  • Expanding Inclusivity Around LGBTQ Issues in the Classroom. Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. Session for faculty provided by The Bryson Institute (www.brysoninstitute.org ).

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 the espejos y ventanas Web site, 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 will also be sold that night at $15 a copy.

Race Matters Fall Discussions Begin Oct. 11

Race Matters is an ongoing campuswide discussion on race organized by Dr. John Noakes, Assistant Professor of Sociology, and Dr. Ana Maria Garcia, Assistant Professor and Chair of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice. The goal is to foster an ongoing discussion of this important issue. Each session will feature a facilitator who will make a brief presentation on the topic of the session, but the great bulk of the time will be spent in an open, free-flowing discussion involving everyone who wishes to speak.

The sessions will be held from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in the Kuch Hospitality Suite. A light lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Dr. Noakes or Dr. Garcia. All members of the Arcadia University community are encouraged to attend—faculty, students, administration and staff. The upcoming sessions are:

  • “Negotiating Ethnic Subcultures” on Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in the Kuch Hospitality Suite. Calvin Wang, Reference Librarian, will be the facilitator.
  • “Race and Identity Development in Schools: K-16” on Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in the Kuch Hospitality Suite. Erica Davila, Assistant Professor of Education, will be the facilitator.
  • “Media as Intercultural Exchange” on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in the Kuch Hospitality Suite. Lathardus Goggins, Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs, will be the facilitator.

“The Demotion of Pluto: A New Definition for Planets” on Oct. 11

PlummerDr. 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.

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.

Fire Safety in College Housing, Oct. 11

Learning about fire safety can be fun! Join Fire Inspector Bob Scholly from Montgomery County in The Chat on Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. for an informational discussion about fire safety in college housing. All students are welcome; 1600 and Manor Apartments residents are strongly encouraged to attend. Many thanks go to Residential Hall Council, which is co-sponsoring this program. Win prizes from neighboring businesses throughout the program. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Apartment Assistants Cate Rooney and L.J. Morgan.

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!

Celebrating Survival Coffee House, Oct. 15

Coffee and tea will be on hand in the Oak Summit Social Room on Oct. 15. Donations are encouraged to benefit breast cancer awareness and research (Making Strides Against Breast Cancer). Students are welcome to come down and relax, chat, and listen to some live acoustic music. Roteract will be on hand selling baked goods. Take a break from studying and satisfy that caffeine fix. For more information, contact Alison Yoos and Apartment Assistant Cate Rooney.

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.

Teaching and Learning Workshop for Faculty, Oct. 18

Faculty members are invited to a discussion of Using Speaking Assignments in Your Teaching on Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the University Gallery Room in Landman Library. The discussion is led by Bruce Lenthall, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Pennsylvania. The discussion, open to all faculty, is presented by Arcadia’s Task Force for a Center for Teaching, Learning and Assessment. For more info, e-mail John Noakes, Assistant Professor of Sociology.

Alumni Author Lee Byrd on Waiting, Oct. 20

byrdAuthor Lee Merrill Byrd '67, talks about Waiting as part of the Writers Return to Campus series on Friday, Oct. 20, in Kuch Hospitality Suite. A reception begins at 7 p.m. Byrd will read from and speak about her work at 7:30 p.m. “Think of a tree, maybe a peach tree. It’s a long time between the sight of the first green leaf and the taste of that delicious fruit. You never stop watering or fertilizing, even pruning, but still, no matter what, you have to wait for the fruit. You can’t hurry it. Writing is like that,” says Byrd, award- winning author of children’s books, a collection of short stories, My Sister Disappears, and a new novel, Riley’s Fire. Lee Byrd holds a B.A. degree in English from Arcadia University. Copies of Riley’s Fire will be on sale at the event for the author to sign. For information, contact Dr. Richard Wertime, Professor of Engilsh, at 215-572-2963.

The Heidi Chronicles Opens Oct. 20

The Heidi ChroniclesThe cast is set and preparations are under way for the first Arcadia Theatre Mainstage production of the 2006-07 season. The Heidi Chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein will run from Oct. 20 to 29.

Follow Heidi Holland from a young high school student in the 1960s to her job as a successful art historian more than 20 years later. The play, which won the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1989 Tony Award for Best Play, deals with the challenging roles of women during the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. For ticket information, visit www.arcadia.edu/arcadiatheatre.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, Oct. 22

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Do something healthy and raise money for the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer research. Participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. The walk will take place at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken, N.J. After a fun evening at the Mr. Beaver Dance, do something to benefit others! Support includes getting folks to participate in the walk or doing a fund-raiser to contribute to the charity. A $25 donation is suggested. “Donations are welcome even if you cannot make the walk,” says Apartment Assistant Cate Rooney. Contact her for more information.

Pumpkins and More at Autumn Festival, Oct. 28

Autumn FestivalThe 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.

Campus happenings

Arcadia Promise
Amy Strauss ’07

“What's the real story?”

“I aspire to be ‘real’ with the world,” says Amy Strauss ’07, who plans to be a reporter. She interned with Berks-Mont Newspapers and Philadelphia City Paper. She started like a “fish out of water” but soon found her way to new places. “I plan to take all that I have experienced and learned and fold it nicely into my sometimes frazzled memory.”

Read her column, According to Amy, reprinted with permission from the Berks-Mont Newspapers.

Learn how other Arcadia students are living the Arcadia Promise at www.arcadia.edu/arcadiapromise.

Foreign Correspondence

Scottish Parliamentary Internship Offers View to 2007 Elections

Scottish ParlimentCreated after the devolution and rebirth of the Scottish Parliament in 1999, the Scottish Parliamentary Internship through Arcadia’s Center for Education Abroad provides a unique opportunity for students to earn credit while gaining academic and practical experience as students, workers, and participants in the wider Scottish community. The program is administered and taught by faculty and staff in the Institute of Governance at the University of Edinburgh. Students on the program earn a total of 15 credits and the internship consists of:

  • Five weeks of intensive classes: Government and Politics in the United Kingdom, Scottish Politics, and Scottish Culture and Society
  • Ten weeks of work alongside a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP)
  • A final research project/essay.

Students work closely with their assigned MSP and staff doing research, office duties, as well as working on their final projects. Duties may include trips down to Westminster in London, visits to the MSP’s constituency, and on occasion, trips to Europe. Drawing from their experiences, former interns have completed final projects on topics as varied as physical education, NHS (National Health Service) prescription charges, rights of the disabled, and the Parliament’s Web site and image. The pool of topics and experiences promises to be even more dynamic this spring due to the general election scheduled to take place in May 2007. Interns will have the opportunity to explore a broad range of research topics while accompanying their MSP as they prepare and campaign for the elections. Learn more at www.arcadia.edu/cea/scotland. For more information, Arcadia students should contact Jan Finn, Director of International Services and Study Abroad Adviser, Taylor 110, 215-572-2867.

Greek Course Key to Unlocking Cross-Cultural Understanding

ParthenonThe Greek Key: Language in a Cultural Landscape is the cornerstone course of Arcadia’s Center for Education Abroad program in Athens, challenging students to reflect upon an abundance of new information and experiences. This seminar, taken in conjunction with Modern Greek language, provides 6 semester hours of credit (4 credits for Modern Greek language and 2 for the Cultural Landscape course) and will involve students in one of several semester projects led by the Arcadia Center's faculty and staff. Each project will focus on a different aspect of life in Greece and will give students the opportunity to use newly learned field research techniques to examine some of the complexities of contemporary Greek reality. Topics include: Immigration, The Greek University, Employment and Labor Relations, Modern Athenians and the Remains of their Past, The Greek Family, and The Athenian Art Scene.

The primary goal of the Greek Key is to help students interact with Greece and its citizens in a meaningful way. Students will develop an ability to recognize, understand and appreciate the values according to which Greeks live their lives. Students are asked to set personal goals, to reflect regularly on their experiences, and to analyze and document what they are learning. The interplay between the classroom and the environment is drawn out on a daily basis through field excursions, guest lectures, and reflection. For more information, Arcadia students should contact Jan Finn, Director of International Services and Study Abroad Adviser, Taylor 110, 215-572-2867.

Australia Programs Add Culture and Landscape Trips

Students in Arcadia Center for Education Abroad programs throughout Australia will be able to participate not only in the fully subsidized weekend trips and cultural events planned within the Australian State in which they have chosen to study, but also in excursions in other states at a greatly reduced cost. Beginning with January 2007, this initiative offers students greatly expanded opportunities to learn about the vast Australian landscape and culture. The program includes excursions to the Great Ocean Road (Victoria), North Stradbroke Island (Queensland), and Jervis Bay (New South Wales).

Magnetic IslandArcadia’s Australian staff offer an exciting program for 2007. Students are offered a weekend wilderness trip to Tasmania, a weekend botanical/Aboriginal culture experience to Magnetic Island (Tropical Queensland) and a 10-day expedition to the deserts of Central Australia. In all Arcadia excursions, great importance is attached to safety, experiential learning and cultural understanding. The trips are unique in that they are specifically organized to take students to “off-the-beaten-track” areas and enhanced by the expertise of our fully qualified staff. Learn more at www.arcadia.edu/cea. For more information, Arcadia students should contact Jan Finn, Director of International Services and Study Abroad Adviser, Taylor 110, 215-572-2867.

arcadia in the news

In the news

The Sept. 14 Daily Courier-Observer (Potsdam, N.Y.) listed Arcadia University as one of nearly 100 colleges, universities and institutions represented at the Higher Education Night on Oct 3. at St. Lawrence University.

Faculty in the news

Shekhar Deshpande, Associate Professor and Director of the Communications program, was re-elected to the governing board of the International Walter Benjamin Association, which is holding its conference in Berlin from Oct. 22 to 26. He presented the paper "Listening to Modernity: Walter Benjamin and Sound" at a conference on Walter Benjamin and the Architecture of Modernity at the University of Sydney in August.

Rodger Dombrow, former professor and Chair of Arcadia’s Education Department from 1961 through 1966, was recently honored by the Class of 1956 at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School with a street sign installed in his name at the school. The sign was to commemorate the Class of 1956 high school reunion and to honor Dombrow for all his contributions as the first principal of the high school when the two school districts of Plymouth and Whitemarsh merged. The story of Dombrow’s honor ran in The Colonial (Fort Washington, Pa.) on Aug. 31.

alumni in the news

Kathi Logan, who earned a B.A. in Early Childhood/Elementary Education in 2003 and is an accredited teacher in Pennsylvania, is the new director of Hearts ’n Hands, a pre-school and day care center in Hatboro, as reported in the September 2006 issue of Horsham Life. The pre-school and day care center has been affiliated with the Hatboro Community Methodist Church since 1972.
Kerry Bonner, who received her B.A. in Sociology in 2006, was honored by her employer, Bethhanna, as October’s Social Worker of the Month. Bonner is a case worker at Bethanna, a Christian social service organization in Philadelphia that is one of the largest child welfare agencies in the Philadelphia region, serving more than 1,700 children annually. Bonner’s dad is proud parent, Jim Bonner, Arcadia’s Director of Public Safety.

students in the news

Justin DeRosa, a 2006 graduate of Marple-Newtown High School and a Psychology major at  Arcadia, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Broomall Rotary Club, as reported in the Sept. 13 County Press (Marple/Newtown). The award was presented at the Rotary Club’s Aug. 8 meeting.

sports update

Kubat Named PAC Player of the Week


Sophomore goalkeeper Auralia Kubat was named the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) Women’s Soccer Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 8.  Kubat posted 17 saves in 200:36 minutes in goal, with only one goal against to lead the Knights to a 1-0-1 week of conference play. Kubat has accumulated five shutouts on the year.


Sophomore Benner is Knight of the Week 


(5-2-3, 3-0-2 PAC) The Knights men’s soccer team began a 1-0-2 week with non-conference opponent Rutgers University-Camden. Rutgers scored a first-half goal, and Arcadia University sophomore midfielder Shawn Coller notched a second-half tally as the two teams played to a 1-1 tie in double overtime Oct. 2. Coller’s first goal of the season came off a cross to the left post by senior Justin Savino. Arcadia out-shot Rutgers-Camden, 23-14, including 9-5 in the second half. The Knights also held a 4-3 edge in corner kicks. First-year Jeff Kratohwill had four saves for Arcadia.

The Knights returned to PAC play when they traveled to Immaculata University on Oct. 4, netting a 5-0 shutout. AU held control of the game through regulation, scoring three first-half tallies from senior forward Mike Fillipone, sophomore and Knight of the Week Matt Benner, and senior Stefan Szygiel. AU added two more in the second half from junior back Andrew Plunkett and senior Zach Askin. First-year keeper Jeff Kratohwill collected his fourth shutout on the season. 

Men's Soccer vs. Alvernia

AU ended the week at home hosting undefeated Alvernia College, with another 1-1 double-overtime draw. After a scoreless first half, the Crusaders jumped on the board at 51:53 with a header, but the Knights answered at 69:12 as senior Chris Brunetti sent a cross that found Geoff Buckingham who headed it past Crusader keeper Richard Kessler to even the score at 1-all. 

Women’s Soccer Gives Nothing to Eastern

Kubat Pote

(4-7-2, 2-3-2 PAC) The defending PAC women’s soccer champions began the 1-0-1 week, with a 0-0 double overtime draw with Eastern on Oct. 5. Knight goalkeeper Auralia Kubat faced an onslaught of shots from the undefeated Eagles, but the sophomore registered her fourth shutout of the year after denying the Eagles many scoring opportunities to preserve the 0-0 double overtime draw. 

At home on Oct. 7, the Knights had another 0-0 stalemate with visiting Wesley College through regulation but needed only 36 seconds in the overtime period to send the Wolverines packing with a 1-0 loss. On the opening play in overtime, sophomore forward Amanda Pote played a through ball to Bates with Wesley nowhere to be found. Bates took the breakaway opportunity and made the best of it, banking the ball off the Wesley goaltender and into the far net for the game winner. Sophomore keeper Kubat picked up her second consecutive shutout.

Field Hockey Faces Alvernia on Wednesday

LoCasle Nutter

(2-9, 2-4 PAC) The field hockey team began an 0-2 week hosting the Griffins of Gwynedd-Mercy on Oct. 3. Both teams entered the contest with 2-3 PAC records, but it was the Griffins who walked away with the 4-0 shutout. Senior keeper Maggie LoCasle notched 12 saves for her Knights. The team has struggled to find an offensive spark as of late, scoring just 4 goals in the last 5 games. Richard Stockton College dampened the Fall Fest weekend for the Knights, handing AU the 5-0 shutout. Senior keeper Jeanine Nutter was good for 15 saves but allowed 5 goals. The Knights have just six games remaining on their 2006 schedule and will face a tough conference opponent in 6-1 Alvernia College on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 4 pm.

Women’s Tennis Adds To Win Column


(7-5, 5-3 PAC)The Knights women’s tennis team opened their 2-1 week winning their second straight match, beating conference opponent Rosemont College 6-3, in PAC play on Tuesday. Rosemont entered the competition with only four players, so AU started with three points from defaults matches. The two doubles matches were split with AU’s #2 doubles team of Jaclyn Zukowski and Jennifer Cardinale defeated the Ramblers. In singles, AU's Sarah Palmer (#3) and Danielle Klim (#4) won.

The Knights extended their win streak to three games with an 8-1 defeat Oct. 4 of Alvernia College. With #1 doubles and #3 singles sophomore Sarah Palmer sidelined with an injury, junior Brittany McCall stepped in to fill the void, teaming up with first-year Katelyn Brammer , giving the Knights their first win of the afternoon. AU earned another point at #2 doubles with first-years Cory Mazen and Danielle Klim defeating Janine Horning and Heather Leader 8-4. AU won all six singles matches. At #1 sinlges, Mazen was victorious, 6-1,6-1. At #2, McCall came through again to seal the 6-1, 6-3 win. Since Palmer was not in today's lineup at #3 singles, #4 through #6 singles were bumped up one spot with first-year Jennifer Cardinale seeing time at #6. Despite the challenges, the Knights swept singles play, including Cardinale, who pulled out the match in a tie breaker, 6-2, 7-6(7-5).

On Oct. 7, the team suffered a 8-1 setback to Cabrini College. AU’s only win came at # 4 singles, with first-year Danielle Klim stretching her singles undefeated streak to 8 matches.

Volleyball Pulls Even in PAC Standings

Schad Kafka Cann Glass mascall

(7-8, 3-3 PAC) The Knights volleyball team began a 1-1 week at home with a heartbreaking 3-2 loss to PAC opponent Cabrini College on Wednesday. The Knights took the first game 30-25, but Cabrini responded winning the next two in a dogfight. 

Arcadia countered by winning game four, sending the match into a decisive game 5. Although the Knights jumped out to an early lead, the Cavaliers never surrendered and were victorious in a down-to-the-wire finish. Leading scorers for the Arcadia Knights were Captain Alex Cann with 17 kills, and Sam Schad with 13.

On Oct. 7, AU pulled even in the PAC volleyball standings (3-3, 7-8 overall) with a 3-0 upset of Cedar Crest College. Game scores were 31-29, 30-22 and 30-22 in favor of the Knights. The Falcons held tight with Arcadia in game one as the two teams battled back and forth until AU won by the necessary two point margin, 31-29. With game one under their belt, the Knights were fueled, taking games two and three by identical 30-22 scores. Sophomore outside hitter Sam Schad led the Knights with a double-double, 13 kills, 13 digs. Senior Kristin Kafka also notched a double-double with 10 kills, 15 digs. Junior middle hitter Alex Cann rang in with 10 kills and 9 blocks (4 solo, 5 assisted). Sophomore setter Rachel Glass earned 32 assists while junior libero Maci Mascall dug a team high 24 balls. 

For up-to-date scores and information, please visit www.arcadia.edu/athletics.

Publication Information

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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