|October 24, 2006|
|October 24, 2006||A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events|
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Learning Community Debuts on NBC 10 Show
Arcadia students in Chris Mullins’ Introduction to Media Studies (CM 101) class, which is also a first-year Learning Community, were part of a live studio audience on Friday, Oct. 20, for the show Daily 10!, broadcast live from the NBC 10 studios in Philadelphia. The students appeared throughout the show on camera, and one student, Adrienne Standley, was picked out of the studio audience to play a game show wheel of prizes and won three sets of tickets for events in Philadelphia and brunch with the host of the show, Bill Henley. Also accompanying Mullins was Celina Gonzalez, Learning Community staff mentor.
First-Years Taking London by Storm
First-year Arcadia student Audrey “Tess” Swiggett is making the most of her First Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) in London. Swiggett, who is studying international relations, will be one of the students participating in the “Bringing the World Home” summit in London in November. Americans for Informed Democracy, hosts “Bringing the World Home” summits in Europe, assembling Americans studying abroad for workshops, speakers, and discussions on how to raise global awareness in the United States. The Nov. 24-26 conference at the Syracuse Centre in London will include workshops on discussing global issues, organizing town hall meetings to raise awareness of international concerns and dealing with “reverse culture shock” after living abroad. The summit includes panel discussions with top policymakers, journalists, and scholars.
Another FYSAE student, Matthew Schermerhorn, made the cut as a goalkeeper for City University’s intercollegiate football team (aka “soccer” on this side of the pond). He will be traveling and playing in England, where the passion for soccer rivals Americans’ interest in football. He’ll bring those “international football credentials” back to Arcadia next season.
“One of the delights in working with these first-years is their willingness to try everything and attempt to do everything,” says Will Migniuolo, Director for British Operations for the Arcadia University Center for Education Abroad. “This is a particularly effervescent class, whose members stop by the office frequently to share with us all, and I mean all, they are doing—class, travel, clubs, fun and friends.”
Arcadia Selected for ACE Internationalization Lab
On the strength of its internationalization efforts, Arcadia University has been selected to participate in the 2006-07 Internationalization Laboratory, an important American Council on Education (ACE) activity that engages a limited number of institutions in finding new ways to integrate international learning throughout the undergraduate experience. The Laboratory is a collaboration to “advance our collective thinking on the difficult issues surrounding the assessment of comprehensive internationalization,” says Dr. Barbara Hill, Senior Associate of ACE International Initiatives. “Having the opportunity to discuss our ideas with colleagues and to enjoy the benefit of their reactions to our suggestions will be useful,” says President Jerry Greiner.
Hill and Madeleine Green, two ACE Internationalization Laboratory consultants, visited Arcadia on Oct. 12 and met with the Campus Internationalization Committee. Read more about Arcadia’s internationalization objectives.
Faculty, Students Discuss Future of Diversity Education
Several Arcadia faculty and students presented at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) conference—Diversity and Learning: A Defining Moment—in Philadelphia on Saturday, Oct. 21. The conference examined whether today’s students are “interculturally proficient” and what diversity education reforms may be needed.
Dr. Lisa Holderman, Assistant Professor of Communications, Aisha Amin, Act 101 Counselor, and Dr. Ana María García, Assistant Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, discussed Arcadia’s Pluralism class and the theoretical and practical importance of using performance as a tool for students to understand issues of identity and diversity.
Students Jessica R. Mason ’06, and Idroma Montgomery ’06, presented a short performance and reflected on the role of performance in their learning. Mason and Montgomery were both students in the Pluralism course. The two students also participated in the student pre-conference workshop as presenters, and Mason was a member of one of the plenary sessions for the conference on “Students Perceptions, Experiences, and Insights about the Next Generation of Diversity Work.” Mason earned her B.A. as an independent study major in multicultural relations and has been accepted into the Peace Corps. She was a Trio/McNair scholar and led the Storytellers Dialogue series on campus. More on Diversity Conference.
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 University Room, Landman Library. 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.
Pumpkins and More at Autumn Festival, Oct. 28
The Oak Summit Apartment Assistants are sponsoring Autumn Festival on Saturday, 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.
Paula Winokur: Geological Sites Opens Nov. 1
The Arcadia University Art Gallery presents Paula Winokur: Geological Sites, a compact survey of sculpture in porcelain by the internationally recognized, Philadelphia-born artist. The exhibition runs from Wednesday, Nov. 1, to Sunday, Dec. 17, in the Art Gallery at the Spruance Fine Arts Center. An opening reception will be held Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. in Stiteler Auditorium, Murphy Hall with a conversation between Winokur and Helen W. Drutt English, founder and director of Helen Drutt: Philadelphia. An opening reception will follow in the Gallery from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
The exhibition spans Winokur’s career and features a selection of early, small-scale boxes to recent monoprints made with wet clay that suggest photographic landscapes. In addition, a new monumental, floor-based work, White Butte—made expressly for this exhibition—demonstrates Winokur’s ability to use porcelain to suggest both arid and arctic landscapes. “Each piece both embodies and describes the geological phenomena that inspire her, evoking a timeless silence and awe for the earth,” says Gallery Director Richard Torchia.
Winokur, who served as professor of ceramics at Arcadia for 30 years, has received international acclaim. Exhibiting her work worldwide since the early 1970s, examples of her porcelain sculpture can be found in permanent collections across the United States and abroad. In 1986, her practice was distinguished by her inclusion in Craft Today: Poetry of the Physical, the inaugural exhibition for the American Craft Museum (now the Museum of Arts and Design) in New York. A graduate of Temple University's Tyler School of Art, Winokur has been recognized with two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (in 1976 and 1988) as well as numerous grants, including two from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (the most recent in 2004). In 2002 she was appointed a fellow with the American Crafts Council.
The Heidi Chronicles Through Oct. 29
The 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.
Inspiring Women in Psychology Lecture Series Continues
The Association for Women in Psychology Philadelphia Chapter presents Inspiring Feminist Driven Change: Individual, Systemic and Advocacy Work, a panel critiquing traditional psychology’s individualistic approach to women’s care and describing what “change” means from a feminist perspective. The panel will take place on Friday, Nov. 3, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, in the Kuch Hospitality Suite and will feature Dr. Ana Maria Garcia, Assistant Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, Dr. Lisa Bowleg, a social psychologist and Associate Professor of Community Health and Prevention in the School of Public Health at Drexel University, and Lynn Brown, an advanced practice psychiatric nurse with extensive experience as a therapist, trainer, and consultant in the field of behavioral and family systems medicine. Click here to learn more about the panel and the lecture series. The lecture is approved for APA Continuing Education credits. Visit www.phillyawp.com for more information or to register for the event.
AWP welcomes new members. The chapter meets bi-monthly to discuss feminist psychological issues in the Philadelphia region and develop new proposals for lecture series in the future. “We are excited about the momentum of this series and we look forward to seeing many new faces,” said Dr. Angela Gillem, Professor of Psychology at Arcadia University.
Honors Class Hosts Exposé of Banned Books, Nov. 6
First-year students in Arcadia University’s Honors English course are hosting “Artistry of a Banned Book,” an event devoted to the discussion of frequently challenged novels, on Monday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in The Chat in Arcadia’s Dining Complex.
This provocative exposé of banned books will include an open forum discussion on the issue of challenged books, guest speakers, and an auction of novels signed by the authors. Auctioned books will include Heather Has Two Mommies (by Leslea Newman), Speak (by Laurie Halse Anderson), Messenger (by Lois Lowry), Julie of the Wolves (by Jean Craighead George and John Schoenherr), The Color Purple (by Alice Walker), and Whale Talk (by Chris Crutcher). Additionally, books on the Frequently Challenged list will be for sale. Proceeds from the book sale, bake sale, and auction will be donated to Proliteracy Worldwide, an organization promoting literacy.
“Every year, hundreds of novels are challenged for provocative content. All are welcomed to discuss these issues as we enlighten and entertain at this charitable event,” says Larissa Forte, a student in the course, taught by Helene Klein, Adjunct Professor of English. Click here to see the American Library Association’s challenged and banned books list.
Light refreshments will be available all evening. Faculty, staff, students, and community members of all ages are invited to attend this free event. Those attending are encouraged to donate books. All collected books will be donated to a local library in need.
More events can be found on the Events Calendar.
A ride to campus on move-in day. A special birthday dinner. A group trek to a festival. Sophomore Andrew Brooks gets a lift out of being part of the Latino Association and Puro Ritmo dance group. Adviser Celina Gonzalez gets a lift out of “doing the little things that keep us all really close.”
When Brooks needed a lift moving back to campus, Gonzalez was just a phone call away. He was one of several students who piled his belongings into her car for a helping hand back to campus in August.
Gonzalez is a co-adviser of Arcadia’s Latino Association and is the adviser for Puro Ritmo, a Latin dance group on campus. Brooks is involved in both groups as well, along with about 30 other students who do movie and pizza nights, have dinner together, go to festivals in the city, and more.
“We support each other,” says Gonzalez, a Counselor in the Student Service Center and an Arcadia alumna. “We do a lot of outside events together, like all going out together for Andrew’s birthday. We do little things that help keep us all really close. I think it’s good that they have me as the person to go to on campus. Because I work in the Student Service Center, they come to me if they have questions.
“I just love being a part of the Latino Association and dance club. I went here, and I had people who I was close with, so now that I’m here, I do the same thing. I give them someone to relate to on campus,” she says.
Learn how other Arcadia students are living the Arcadia Promise at www.arcadia.edu/arcadiapromise.
Vote—and Make a Statement, says Judy Shepard
In her soft-spoken voice, Judy Shepard shared the personal story of her son Matthew, a hate crime victim who was killed in Laramie, Wyo., because he was gay. Shepard was heard loudly when she told the capacity crowd to remember to vote, to register to vote if they haven’t already done so, to get to know who is representing them in Washington, D.C., and to get the word out that government must push to act in support of diversity programs that educate against hate crimes.
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. Shepard shared with the audience her mission to replace hate with understanding, compassion and acceptance. Her appearance Oct. 18 was part of the University’s Distinguished Speakers Series. Two more upcoming events are associated with her visit:
Students Mold Empty Bowls for Dinner
Volunteers spent several evenings in the Oak Summit Social Room molding and painting bowls for the annual Empty Bowl Dinner. The bowls will be put to good use fighting hunger and homelessness at the 13th Annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner on Monday, Nov. 13. There will be two seatings at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. in the Grey Towers Castle.
Created as a way for the community to come together to fight hunger and homelessness around the world, attendees choose a hand-crafted bowl, made by Arcadia University students and local artists, and share in a meal of soup, bread and desserts donated by area restaurants, bakeries, and individuals. "Participants take their bowl home to serve as a reminder of the many people in the world who live with an empty bowl every day," says Cindy Rubino, Arcadia's Community Service Coordinator. This communitywide event is planned by the Community Service Office in recognition of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week.
Tickets go on sale Nov. 6. More information is available on Community Service's Web site or by calling 215-572-4000.
Dominica Official Preps M.B.A. Students for Dominica Trip
Arcadia’s M.B.A. program hosted Bernard Wiltshire, former Attorney General of Dominica and President of the Caribbean nation's most influential environmental group, on campus in October for meetings with students and faculty. Wiltshire’s visit included several opportunities for M.B.A. students to talk with him about Dominica, where two cohorts of students will go in January for an international experience in a developing economy.
Wiltshire gave a Columbus Day talk on Dominica, 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 was 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.
This week's FAB FIVE from Dining Services
1. Brubaker is now serving hot apple cider, mmm good! Try some today!
2. Don't forget: Pumpkin Decorating Contest on October 27. The last day to turn in a pumpkin is Oct. 24!
3. Halloween History. On this magical night, glowing jack-o-lanterns, carved from turnips or gourds, were set on porches and in windows to welcome deceased loved ones, but also to act as protection against malevolent spirits. Burning lumps of coal were used inside as a source of light, later to be replaced by candles.
4. Feel penned in? Then Take Out! The Dining Hall offers Take Out! Go out and enjoy the fresh air, or just Take it Out.
5. Coming soon: Sticky treats! Candy Apples for Brubaker and the Chat.
Brunetti is PAC Player of the Week;
(7-3-5, 6-0-2 PAC) The Knights began a 1-1 week with a 2-0 loss to nationally ranked Johns Hopkins University in Maryland. First-year Jeff Kratohwill made 10 saves in goal, allowing the two goals against.
Senior Chris Brunetti was recognized as the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference Player of the Week for Men’s Soccer. He also received Knight of the Week honors.
On Saturday, Oct. 21, the Knights upended PAC opponent Gwynedd-Mercy College 2-0 at home to remain undefeated in conference play. Sophomore Matt Benner, the Knights’ leading scorer, scored a goal in each half with his first on a pass from senior Mike Filipone. For the second goal, Brunetti played a ball through to Benner, who beat two defenders then slid the ball past the keeper. Jeff Kratohwill made two saves in his fifth shutout of the season.
(7-7-2, 4-3-2) The Knights won their lone contest last week, their fourth straight victory, with an Oct. 21 convincing 8-0 win at PAC opponent Immaculata.
Senior Marie O'Neil opened up the scoring in the 12th minute with an unassisted goal before junior Stephanie Bates found AU's leading scorer, sophomore Amanda Pote, for the Knights' second goal. AU's third tally came off an Immaculata own goal. In the second half, O’Neil earned the assist on sophomore Sam Calhoun's goal. Six minutes later it was O'Neil again connecting with Bates, as Bates beat IU goalie Kristi Dittbrenner to the far right post. Calhoun stripped IU of the ball and found the twine for her sixth goal of the year and second of the game. Bates followed with her second goal of the day, putting the game out of reach of the Mighty Macs, before junior Danielle Discher picked up her first goal of the year off a pass from junior Patti Robb. Sophomore keeper Auralia Kubat split time in net with first year Elizabeth Murray. Kubat notched two saves while Murray stopped Immaculata’s lone shot of the second half.
With the win, the defending conference champions locked in the fifth seed for the PAC Playoffs. They will travel to #4 College Misericordia on Saturday, Oct. 28, in a rematch of last year’s title game that saw the Knights defeat the Cougars 4-2 to win the crown.
(7-9 overall/5-6 PAC) Six student-athletes participated in the PAC Women’s Tennis Championship over the weekend at the West End Raquet Club in Allentown.
Sophomore Sarah Palmer was one of AU's two top performers of the weekend, defeating Marywood's Samantha Miller 8-3 to advance to the semifinal round, where she lost 8-2 to College Misericordia's Alex March. First-year Kristen Paula defeated Marywood's Mary Rita DeNucci at #6 singles before falling to the eventual champion in the semifinals. First-year Danielle Klim was defeated at #4 singles by Ashley Bowie of Gwynedd-Mercy College. First-year Katelyn Brammer lost by default to Cedar Crest's Sara Messner.
In doubles competition, first-year Cory Mazen paired up with Klim at #2 doubles, losing Amy Sarbaugh and Caitlin Scott of Cabrini, 8-1. At #3 doubles, Paula and junior Jaclyn Zukowski were defeated 8-0 by Cabrini's Nicole Pontious and Jackie Creighton.
(3-13, 3-7 PAC) Field Hockey began a 1-2 week with the 5-1 win vs. Cedar Crest on Monday, Oct. 16. The Knights erupted for five goals in their third conference win of the year. Senior Maura McAneny opened the scoring in the 10th minute with an unassisted goal to give the Knights the early lead. Junior Kristen Conrad, who finished with 2 goals and 1 assist, earned the assist on junior forward Devin Long's tally. The Falcons answered with two minutes to play in the first half, getting the ball past senior Knight keeper Jeanie Nutter.
Nearly three minutes into the second half and after Cedar Crest made a change in goal, Conrad scored unassisted to build AU's lead to 3-1. Senior Charleen Artese earned her second assist in two games when she put the ball on the stick of Conrad in the 41st minute for her second goal on the day, inflating the Knight's lead to 4-1, before sophomore Beth Harris added some more insurance with the final goal of the game, unassisted. Nutter finished with just one save. Arcadia held the advantage in shots 16-2 and penalty corners, 7-1.
(9-12, 4-5 PAC) The Knights opened the week on the road at Chestnut Hill, coming away with the 3-0 non-conference win. Sophomore outside hitter Sam Schad combined for 12 kills and 12 digs for the double-double. Schad nailed over half of her attempted kills to finish with a game-high .522 hitting percentage. Junior libero Maci Mascall made good on 3 of her 4 kills and 28 sets. She also laid down 6 service aces and dug 6 balls for the Knights. Junior middle hitter Alex Cann rang in with 11 kills and 3 solo blocks.
The Knights dropped a pair of non-conference matches at Montclair State on Saturday, the first a 3-0 loss to the host school and the second, a 3-0 loss to Eastern Connecticut State. In AU's first match against the host school, they dropped the first two games 30-11 and 30-25. The Knights nearly forced a fourth game, making Montclair State earn 33 points in the third game, 33-31, to take the 3-0 win.
Alex Cann and Sam Schad had nine kills a piece for the Knights with Kristen Kafka adding six kills and a match-high 19 digs. Cann added three block solos while Maci Mascall had 17 digs. Rachel Glass recorded 22 assists for Arcadia.
In their second match of the afternoon, the Knights couldn't pull out a win as Eastern Connecticut State topped them in 3 straight, 30-20, 30-15, and 30-18. Cann had eight kills with Kafka recording four and eight digs. Schad had 15 digs while Glass collected 15 assists. Mascall had 13 digs for the Knights.
For up-to-date scores and information, please visit www.arcadia.edu/athletics.
The Oct. 4 Times Herald (Norristown, Pa.) carried an article on Dr. Leif Gustavson and Tyler Doherty’s Young Writers Project, which is being held at the Carriage House at The Cliveden. Under the direction of Gustavson, Assistant Professor of Education, and Doherty, Director of Arcadia’s Writing Center, the five-week workshops are a series of writing experiments that include writing to/from paintings, writing to music, single person and group collaboration pieces, using found language to construct pieces, image/text collage, and much more. The program began Oct. 15 and runs through Nov. 16 and is open to students in grades 7 through 12 in the Philadelphia area.
Dr. Wayne A. Morra, Associate Professor of Economics, presented a paper at the 62nd International Atlantic Economic Conference in Philadelphia, Oct. 5-8. Morra, along with Andrew J. Buck of Temple University, and Dr. Gail Hearn, Professor of Biology, presented The Economics of the Primate Trade, Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. Their recent study concluded that commercial hunting is the primary cause of the decrease in monkey populations of Bioko Island. The populations of these monkeys have declined sharply in recent years as the demand for their meat, as a delicacy food, has grown. The study showed that while the problem is serious, it is also reversible, once commercial hunting is controlled. Monkey hunting is not a significant factor in the island’s economy or in the local inhabitants’diet.
Dr. Mary Montgomery, ’05 Doctor of Education, was welcomed by the Eastern Camden Country Regional Board of Education and Superintendent Harold Melleby as the new Supervisor of Special Services for the Eastern Regional High schools, as reported on Sept. 27 in the Voorhees Sun (Haddonfield, N.J.) Montgomery has more than 25 years of experience in guiding, directing and enhancing the quality of special education services for students with disabilities.
Jessica Boyer ’07, a Communications/Print major, is a student intern at the Montgomery Newspapers and wrote a story in the Ticket Oct. 11-12 for the Main Line Art Center’s exhibit Kites: Art Takes Flight in honor of Ben Franklin’s 300th birthday. Boyer’s article also featured Fine Arts/Graphic Design alumnus Jeff Schaller ’92, who was exhibiting a group of kites that he designed. Schaller explained to Boyer that his inspiration for the exhibit “was a chance to work in 3D, which was cool for me because I don’t normally work in 3D.” Schaller’s pieces included Chasing the Wind, Flower Power and Tracy Kite. He also donated three of his kite designs for the Center’s art auction. Ticket editor Frank D. Quattrone wrote in his column, “Frank-ly Speaking,” that Boyer has written a fine piece on the Main Line Art Center’s “Kites” auction.
The Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) simulation, which took place in the Dining Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 17, was mentioned on the local ABC affiliate WPVI during their 5 p.m. news broadcast.
Contributors: Bridget Curtis '08, Ryan Brown '07, Joy Zazzera, Sports Information Director and Donna Whitlock '05, University Relations Administrative Assistant. Photos: Joshua Blustein, Associate Professor of Psychology.
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