October 17, 2006
Arcadia University Bulletin
October 17, 2006 A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events

Campus News

Barron's Best Buys in College Education Book CoverBarron’s Names Arcadia as ‘Best Buy’

Arcadia University has been chosen for the 14th year to appear in Barron’s Best Buys in College Education, the ninth edition on sale now in bookstores. Best Buys in College Education provides an essential tool for students and parents seeking a first-rate education at an affordable price. The final colleges chosen represent the best combination of Barron’s data and student satisfaction research.

Mother of Matthew Shepard Opens Dialogue

ShepardJudy Shepard, whose son Matthew was brutally attacked because he was gay, opens the University’s Distinguished Speakers Series with “The Legacy of Matthew Shepard” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct.18, in the Kuch Center. Fighting for social justice was central to who Matthew Shepard was. Judy and her husband, Dennis, started the Matthew Shepard Foundation to help carry on Matthew's legacy by embracing the just causes their son had championed, working for gay and lesbian equality and helping to prevent hate crimes.

Flu Shot Update From Student Health Services

Student Health Services has ordered, and expects to receive, 300 doses of the flu vaccine by early November. The campus community will be notified when the vaccine arrives. Receiving the vaccine in November and December, or even January is not considered too late to protect an individual from flu. For more information click on www.cdc.gov/flu. Due to increased costs, the fee is $5 for students, $20 for faculty and staff. The vaccines will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

Campus Mourns Loss of Sean Flynn

The University community was saddened yesterday to learn of the death of Sean Flynn due to complications of diabetes. Our sympathy goes out to his family and his friends. Information on services and any upcoming memorial activities for Flynn, a senior math major, will be communicated to the campus community as soon as information becomes available. Counseling Center staff are available to assist anyone in the University community needing support during this time. Please direct questions regarding extensions of sympathy to Student Affairs, x2933. 

Civility Flag Lowered After Racist Remark

Civility logoOn Oct. 12, an act of incivility was discovered in an academic building on campus. Racist remarks were etched into a plastic stall divider in a men’s bathroom in Brubaker Hall. This is the third incident of incivility reported this year. The remarks were reported to Public Safety by a staff member and have been removed. The individual(s) who wrote the remarks have not been identified at this time. Anyone with information about this incident should contact either the Director of Public Safety (215-572-2187) or the Dean of Students (215-572-2932). The Civility Flag, located between the Dining Complex and the Landman Library, will be lowered for five days.

When an act of incivility occurs at Arcadia University or at Arcadia University sponsored events, there is a thorough inquiry of the situation. If the persons responsible are identified, the actions will be adjudicated through the University disciplinary process. In addition, it is our priority to support and respond to the needs of those directly affected and to communicate with and educate both the immediate community and the larger University community as appropriate. If you or anyone you know is aware of information about this incident or any other act of incivility, please contact the Dean of Students as soon as possible.

Awards Available for Students with Community Service Hours

Want to earn a $1,250 education award? Students who complete 450 hours of community service within within one full year are eligible! (Work-study hours may qualify.) Come to the information meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 5 pm. in the Community Service Office in Knight Hall. Hear how others have completed hours and learn more about participating. Contact Cindy Rubino rubinoc@arcadia.edu for more information.

Need a new Fax Cover Sheet?

Still using an outdated fax cover sheet? An updated one—complete with fall 2006 enrollment and campus awards—is available as a downloadable pdf on MyArcadia. Click on Campus and go to the Campus Forms module.

Bookstore Closed for Inventory on Oct. 23

The Campus Bookstore will be closed all day on Monday, Oct. 23, for inventory. It will be open for business again on Tuesday.

Grad School: Explained! Oct. 25

Contemplating going to graduate school after completing a bachelor’s degree? Bewildered by the selection and application process? Not sure what admissions officers are looking for? Don’t know what to expect on the GRE, MCAT, LSAT, etc.?

Sponsored by the Office of Career Development, Grad School: Explained! is Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Castle Rose Room. Guest speakers will offer their unique perspectives on graduate program selection and the admission process. For more information, contact Career Development at 215-572-2939.

Dr. Norah Shultz, Dean of Arcadia’s College of Undergraduate Studies and Faculty Development, will outline the process for selecting and evaluating graduate programs.

Shawn Campbell, Director of Multicultural Development and Recruiting at Temple University’s School of Dentistry, will provide insight into what admissions and selections officers look for in a candidate as they admit just 125 students from more than 3,000 applicants each year.

Ms. Rosaura Hernandez ’99, Bryn Mawr Center Director for Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, will outline the application timeline and clarify what’s going on with all of those admission tests.

Upcoming Events

SADD Save-A-Life Tour, Oct. 17

On Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in The Chat Performance Area, the campus chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) is holding a Save-A-Life Tour. This is the first time Arcadia is hosting the largest mobile high impact alcohol awareness program in the nation. This program includes an Immersive Multi-Screen State-of-the-Art Drunk Driving Simulator that allows people to experience firsthand how alcohol impairs driving skills. All participants will begin their experience sober as “witnesses” of other drivers’ bad judgment and deteriorating driving skills due to alcohol consumption. For more information, contact Amanda Ewald, president of the Arcadia SADD chapter and Student Program Board Special Events Co-Chair, AEwald@arcadia.edu.

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 Educational Outreach sponsors Principals’ Forums twice a year. For 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 English, at 215-572-2963. Read more about Lee Byrd.

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.

PT Students Offer Free Ergonomics Assessments, Oct. 23

Celebrate National Physical Therapy Month at Arcadia with a free ergonomics assessment. “Learn to maximize the safety, comfort, and efficiency of your working environment. Trained Physical Therapy Students will educate you on how to create a proper work setting,” says Michelle Leigh, SPTA Co-President. Ergonomic assessments will be available in October by appointment. Contact arcadiaspta@yahoo.com. Faculty will receive a flier in their mailboxes and can sign up for the event by appointment only by e-mailing arcadiaspta@yahoo.com. The times for students are Monday, Oct. 23, noon to 1 p.m. in the Castle Lobby, Dilworth Lobby and Thomas Lobby; Tuesday, Oct. 24, noon to 1 p.m. in The Chat; and Thursday, Oct. 26, 3 to 4 p.m. in Heinz and Knight Hall.

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, food and beverages, games such as 3-legged race, potato sack race and fishing for apples, and photos with the Knight Mascot, as well as other activities,” says Steve Carpenter, Apartment Assistant.

More Dialogue on Sexual, Gender Identities, Nov. 2 and 29

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 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 ).

More events can be found on the Events Calendar.

Campus happenings

Arcadia Promise
Wear Your Voice participants
Graphic design seniors Jonathon Edmunds (orange), Christopher Ponnwitz (red), Jennifer Greway (blue), Iris Bonner (yellow), and Colleen Kelley (green)

“We raised our voices!”

Say it. Design it. Make it. Hang it. Graphic design seniors turned their social causes into T-shirts with a voice. From violence to urban sprawl, the causes they designed will be on exhibit—and in competition—at the Icebox Gallery in Philadelphia.

As part of the Wear Your Voice competition with other university students, they are incorporating a cause while implementing a design. The project is integrative learning on multiple levels, says Alyssa Krill, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, “starting with the way that they’ve approached these projects. Their job was to design a T-shirt that increased social awareness for causes that needed a voice. They had free rein to choose their topics. Beginning with their own personal interests and causes, some students worked together to make theirs. Others developed silk screening techniques.

“Now they will be part of a group show in the city with other students,” Krill adds. “Graphic artists’ work is not usually exhibited in a venue like a gallery setting. This project creates something that’s for the people but puts it in a venue that’s traditionally the fine arts realm.”

Wear Your Voice is sponsored by the Philadelphia chapter of AIGA, the professional association for designers. The exhibit at Icebox Gallery (in the Crane Arts building, 1400 North American St. in Philadelphia) runs from Nov. 10 to Dec. 1, with an awards ceremony and closing reception on Dec. 1.

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

Parkhurst Fab FiveThis week's FAB FIVE from Dining Services

1. Stop in and see the Traveling Chef display! Four fabulous Parkhurst chefs will cook in the Dining Hall on Thursday, Oct. 19, during lunch. Come sample some of their international recipes.

2. How much soymilk is needed to get the heart-healthy benefits? Just 3½ eight-ounce glasses of Pearl® Soymilk will provide the amount of soy protein believed to provide the desired result of reducing the risk of heart disease. Each serving contains 7 grams of soy protein. According to the FDA, a daily diet that includes 25 grams of soy protein and is low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.

3. Check out southern foods on Thursday, Oct. 19. Dinner in the Dining Hall will feature southern foods: fried chicken, BBQ St. Louis ribs, vegetable fritters and collard greens.

4. Don’t forget breakfast! The most important meal of the day is now being served in the Dining Hall from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.—all you care to eat! The do-it-yourself Belgian waffles are a hot item!

5. No trans fats! Dining Services only uses 100 percent Canola Oil for frying. Clear Valley has 0 trans fats. Eat healthy!

Services Held for Bernard McNeil

The University community was saddened at the passing of Bernard McNeil, a Dining Services employee who worked initially for Aramark and most recently for Parkhurst. He passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Oct. 4. The viewing and funeral service were held last week.

State Senator on Innocence Commission, Oct. 12

Senator GreenleafState Senator Stewart Greenleaf, Chair of the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee, discussed “Why Pennsylvania Needs an Innocence Commission,” on Thursday, Oct. 12, in The Chat Performance Area. Greenleaf launched his efforts to establish an Innocence Commission in January 2006. (http://greenleaf.pasenategop.com/012306.htm ) According to his Web site, “The commission, modeled on similar panels established in other states, would investigate the underlying causes of wrongful convictions and make recommendations to reduce or eliminate the occurrence of wrongful convictions. The senator noted that the effort would help to ensure that what happened to Thomas Doswell—incarcerated for 19 years for a crime he did not commit—does not happen to anyone else.” 

Greenleaf is one of the sponsors of a bill to create an Innocence Commission to review contested convictions in Pennsylvania. Greenleaf’s appearance was a Learning Community event for Criminal Justice 160, taught by Dr. John Noakes, Assistant Assistant Professor of Sociology and Coordinator of Criminal Justice.

Foreign Correspondence

Frabizio Leads Exchange with Cornish, German Students

Frabizio and students
Frabizio and students in England

Dr. William Frabizio, Professor and Chair of the Music Department, traveled to Cornwall College St. Austell in England in September to lead workshops on jazz, classical and chamber music in a cultural exchange that brought together students from the United Kingdom and Germany.

Cecil DuValle, Music Lecturer at Cornwall College who organized the exchange, commented that “The aim of the workshops is to get the Cornish and German students interacting with Dr. Frabizio in an exchange of skills.” DuValle added, “We not only want them to enjoy the practical aspect of music workshops, but the social side of their visit, and these workshops are about broadening their horizons in music and life.” The students were from the Cornwall, Looe School and Launceston College and Kardinal-von-Galen-School in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Frabizio was interviewed by the BBC in Cornwall on Sept. 24. He spoke about his background in the field of contemporary music and the wealth of experience he has had writing for and performing with symphony orchestras and symphonic bands. He told his interviewer that he incorporates his vast knowledge into the classrooms at Arcadia University in Glenside by using his professional background and the relationships he has had with prominent music personalities for whom he has written, conducted, played, toured and recorded, including Frank Sinatra, Della Reese, and Count Basie.

arcadia in the news

Alumni in the News

Deborah Travis Lumadue, who graduated in 1985, was a three-year starter in field hockey at Arcadia. The Sept. 14 Bucks County Courier Times reported that Lumadue is one of nine former athletes being inducted into the Bristol Township School District Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 20, during the Truman-Central Bucks South homecoming football game. While attending her high school, DelHass, Lumadue played softball and was an excellent field hockey goalie.

Christopher King, who earned his BA degree in Psychology in 1998, received his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Florida in August 2006 as reported in the Sept. 26 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. King has accepted a Post-Doctorate Fellowship with the University of Florida’s Physical Therapy Department, where he will continue his research in pain management and rehabilitation in the area of spinal cord injuries.

Kate Clair, who earned a master’s degree in 1998 in Education with a concentration in Social Studies, is the new principal of St. Gabriel’s Catholic grade school in Norwood, Pa., as reported in the Sept. 10 Sunday Times (Primos, Pa.).

Conshohocken Elementary School has named Julie Pustilnick their new principal, as reported in the Sept. 24 Times Herald (Norristown, Pa.). Pustilnick earned her M.Ed. in 1996.

Sarah Middendorf Carey, who received her Physician Assistant master’s degree in 2002, has joined the staff of Women’s Healthcare Associates as reported in the Athens (Ga.) Daily News/Banner Herald on Sept. 17. Carey is a member of the American Academy of Physicians Assistants and the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants.

Debra Buckman, who received her master’s degree in Education with a Chemistry emphasis from Arcadia in 1977 and currently is an assistant professor of environmental technology at Pennsylvania College of Technology, will be included in the latest edition of two Who’s Who publications, as reported by the Pennsylvania College of Technology on Oct. 10 at www.pct.edu/cgi-bin/pctoday.

sports update

Men’s Soccer Puts Away Cabrini in Overtime

(6-2-5, 5-0-2 PAC) The Knights began a 1-0-1 week playing to a 2-2 double overtime draw with non conference opponent DeSales University on Wednesday. AU senior Geoff Buckingham knocked home a corner kick feed from senior Matt Abate to take the early one-goal lead.  DeSales rebounded to score two unanswered tallies taking the 2-1 halftime advantage on their home field. The game tying goal came as sophomore Matt Benner sent a long pass thru the DeSales defense to senior Chris Brunetti who dribbled to goal beating the DSU keeper to the upper left. The Knights headed into their seventh overtime game of the season and almost connected on a free kick off the foot of Abate that hit the far right post and caromed back into play, settling for the draw.

Mne's Soccer versus Cabrini goal shot
Knights score on Cabrini.

The Knights returned to PAC play on Saturday at Cabrini and endured yet another overtime contest, their 8th on the year. Cabrini opened the scoring just 31 seconds into the game, and held the one goal lead until the 79th minute. Playing a man down, Arcadia finally broke through when senior Mike Filipone headed the ball to Brunetti, who tapped it home for his fourth goal of the year. Then, in overtime, the OT-savvy Knights out-shot the Caveliers 3-0, scoring the game winner on a breakaway set up by Benner. The sophomore dribbled in from near midfield, got past a defender with a brilliant move and found Filipone alone in the box. Filipone deposited his fourth goals of the season from nine yards out on the right side to give AU the win. Freshman keeper Jeff Kratohwill is currently 6-2-5 on the year with 4 shutouts under his belt and boasts a goals against average of 1.05/game, ranking among PAC goalkeepers.

Women’s Soccer Upends Cedar Crest

(6-7-2, 3-3-2 PAC) The defending PAC champions began their undefeated week, with a one goal victory at non-conference opponent Rutgers-Camden on Monday. Sophomore back Samantha Calhoun notched her fourth goal of the season at 26:20, hitting a long angles shot from the left side in the top of the net. The goal stood for the remainder of the contest with sophomore PAC Player of the Week Auralia Kubat earning her sixth shutout of the season. 

On Saturday the Knights upended visiting Cedar Crest 6-0, to win their third straight.  Before the offensive blitz began, four seniors were celebrated for their dedication to the women’s soccer program: Marie O’Neil, Kelli Ricco, Emily Underwood and Rachel Beauchesne. Goals were scored by O’Neil, two from junior Stephanie Bates, sophomore Amanda Pote, and junior Patti Robb. Kubat split time in goal with freshman Elizabeth Murray.

Field Hockey Loses in Overtime

(2-11, 2-6 PAC) Field Hockey began an 0-2 week hosting the Alvernia College at home on Wednesday. The rain fell heavy at times, as did the 20th ranked Crusader offense, with the Knights succumbing 6-0 to the visitors. 

On Saturday, the team traveled to Scranton to face Marywood University, jumping out to the early 2 goal lead over the Pacers. Sophomore Morgan Hasson put the Knights on the board twelve minutes in off a pass from senior Charleen Artese. Senior Maura McAneny added AU’s second tally just ten minutes later from senior Kristen Law as the Knights held the 2-0 halftime advantage. 

The Pacers mounted a comeback just over twelve minutes into the second half, scoring two unanswered goals to send the game into overtime. Just three minutes in the Pacers found the cage behind senior keeper Jeanie Nutter to stun the Knights.

Women’s Tennis Wraps Up Regular Season Play

Women's tennis Team 2006

(7-9,5-6 PAC) The Knights ended a disappointed 0-3 week in the PAC as the regular season ended on Sunday. Although the Knights missed the automatic bid to the PAC Championships this weekend, they remain hopeful for the two available wild cards positions which will be announced on Thursday.

At Cedar Crest on Thursday, AU went into the singles matches down 2-1 from the doubles match. The sole point came from 3rd double of Kristen Paula and Jaclyn Zukowski winning 8-3. AU rallied back in the singles winning at #1 Cory Mazen, #4 Danielle Klim, and #6 Kristen Paula. AU lost at #2, and #3 leaving the match score at a deadlock of 4-4. 

The deciding match came at #5 singles between AU's Katelyn Brammer and Sara Messner.  The match went into a 3rd set match tiebreaker where Messner topped Brammer 6-4, 6-4(3-10). 

On Saturday the Knights fell 8-1 to PAC opponent College Misericordia.  Freshman Danielle Klim was the lone point winner for Arcadia at #4 singles.

The Knights concluded the 2006 campaign with a narrow 5-4 loss at Marywood University on Sunday afternoon. The loss marks AU's fourth straight, as the Knights conclude their season with a 7-9 overall record and 5-6 record in the PAC. 

Volleyball Rocks Rosemont

(8-10, 4-5 PAC) The Knights began a 1-2 week at home with the easy 3-0 defeat of PAC opponent Rosemont on Tuesday, 30-15, 30-13, 30-9. Senior Kristin Kafka led her team with 10 kills (.560 attack percentage), while sophomore Rachel Glass added 22 assists. 

The team traveled to #1 Eastern University on Thursday, suffering a 3-0 loss to the conference leaders, 30-20, 30-15, 30-20. Sam Schad's .570 attack percentage led the Knights in the loss.  Schad nailed 9 kills, 2 service aces and 6 digs. Kristin Kafka had 8 receptions, 7 digs and 2 block assists. Rachel Glass rang in with 19 sets and 7 digs while Maci Mascall had a team high 14 digs.

On Saturday at Alvernia, the Knights held close with the Crusaders but the home team won in three straight games, 32-30, 30-24, 31-29. Junior Alex Cann and senior Rachel Derr led the Arcadia offense in the losing effort. Cann had 14 kills, 3 service aces and 4 block assists while Derr chipped in with 4 kills and 12 digs. Rachel Glass had 32 sets for the Knights.

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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