October 31, 2006
Arcadia University Bulletin
October 31, 2006 A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events

Campus News

Learning Communities Visit Darwin

Volmachka and Darwin Biology 101 on train

Which one’s the Arcadia professor? Biology professors Dr. Archie Vomachka, Marie Sanchez and Marie Murphy took their first-year Biology 101 Learning Communities to the Franklin Institute to see the Darwin exhibit and IMAX. They took the train downtown then separated into several groups. Students got an up-close look at original manuscripts, fossils and even live Galapagos turtles, taking a journey into Darwin’s exploration. Though museum security prevented them from taking pictures, Vomachka convinced a security guard to take his photograph next to a large photo of Darwin. “It’s a running joke in the department that with my white beard, I look like Darwin,” he says.

ARC Celebrates With Concert, Prizes

The ArcBy Bridget Curtis ’08

Coming to listeners live, 24 hours a day, from any country at any time is the ARC, Arcadia’s very own radio club. The student-run club, led by President/Operations Manager Adam Ochonicki ’08, has gone from small beginnings as WBVR 1640 AM in the AUTV studio to their showcase studio outside the Dining Complex and a home on the Web (http://radio.arcadia.edu).

The ARC kicks celebrates its new homes, both in the Dining Complex and on the Web, with ARC-Aid week, Nov. 5 to 10. “ARC-Aid is a fund-raiser and promotions week consisting of a dodgeball tournament, a concert, Public Safety's lost and found auction, IT computer speaker give-a-way, Professor Josh Blustein Lock Down, Guitar Hero tournament, Knight Madness broadcast, canned food drive and a $350 Panasonic Home Theatre System Give-a-way,” says Ochonicki. Read more about the ARC.

Spring Course Registration Begins Nov. 6

Current students can register for spring courses Nov. 6 to 17, Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Registrar’s Office, located in Room 103, Taylor Hall. Registration information and a Spring 2007 Course Schedule have been distributed to current students. Registration questions should be directed to the Registrar’s Office, 215-572-2100. 

During the second week of Priority Registration, the Student Service Center, the Business Office and the Office of Enrollment Management’s Financial Aid office will extend their hours by opening at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, and Friday, Nov. 17.

Alumnus Puts ‘Project Arcadia’ on the Front Lines

Thanks to Mike Provasnik ’97, the name “Arcadia” is not only known around the world, it’s also a factor in the global war on terrorism. Working as a management consultant for the Wesford Group International, Provasnik was assigned to work with an Army organization called the Rapid Equipping Force, whose key mission is to insert technology into deployed soldier’s hands to increase mission capability while reducing risk to soldiers and others.

One of Provasnik’s current roles is to assign project names to new initiatives that his team works on, and he decided to throw his alma mater into the mix. “Project Arcadia,” a multi-million dollar initiative to provide deployed units with persistent surveillance capabilities, has now, by all accounts, been deemed successful. Says Provasnik, “I am proud to say that the Multi-National Corps Headquarters in Baghdad is very grateful for all that Project Arcadia is bringing to the table. It also warms me when I see that Arcadia is a well-known name among the soldiers who are defending our freedom on the front lines.” Provasnik is the son of JoAnn Provasnik, Acquisitions Technician in Landman Library.

Join the Campus Life Staff; Applications Due Nov. 10

Residence Life Staff
Current Campus Life staff—RAs, AAs CAs, and mascot.

The Office of Residence Life is looking for motivated and energetic students to fill open Resident Assistant and Apartment Assistant positions for Spring 2007. Applications are currently available on the Residence Life Blackboard site on MyArcadia and in the Student Affairs Office in Knight Hall. All applications are due by Friday, Nov. 10, at 5 p.m. Eligible candidates must:

  • Have resided in University housing for two full semesters (including study abroad).
  • Have and maintain a minimum 2.50 GPA.
  • Be in good academic standing (not currently on academic probation or warning).

Students who are studying abroad in Spring 2007 but want to be considered for Fall 2007 positions also may participate in this process. For more information, contact Joshua Stern, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life.

Forensic Science Student Earns Top Award

Joel Stepanchick ’07 will receive the George W. Neighbor Jr. Memorial Scholarship award next week. The $1,000 award is given annually to an undergraduate or graduate in a forensic science program in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey or Pennsylvania who shows academic excellence and promise. Stepanchick will receive the award at the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists (http://www.neafs.org) annual meeting at the Hilton Rye Town in Rye Brook, N.Y., on Nov. 3.

Miserandino Gets Grant for Psychology Wiki

MiserandinoDr. Marianne Miserandino, Associate Professor of Psychology, recently received an award of $5,000 from the American Psychological Society Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science for her project “Personality Pedagogy: A Wiki for the Teaching of Personality Psychology.” The grant covers a period of one year and includes funds to publicize the site at national and regional teaching conferences.

Latino Dance Group Performs at 76ers Opener

Philadelphia 76ersThe Latino dance group, Puro Ritmo, will perform before the Philadelphia 76ers home opener on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the Wachovia Center. The group, which sold 100 tickets to raise funds for their performance, will perform at about 6:20 p.m. This is the group’s first time performing for the 76ers. The appearance and fund-raising were arranged by Psychology student Rebeca Gilliam, who is doing a marketing internship with the 76ers. The students who will be performing are: Julian Robles, Aaron Cruz, Angel Ortiz, Patrick Gleeson, William Rivera, Andrew Brooks, Eldwin Charles, Donte Turner, Crystaliz Reyes, Mia Rodriguez, Darieli Ramos, Yogi Chablani, Krystle Jackson, Pauleene Yap, Hilda Rivera, Estefanny Aybar, Celina Gonzalez, Tanya Cruz-Cooke, Aileen Fortunato, Ashley Brindisi, Jess Ropars and Crystal Delgado.

Weight Watchers at Work? 20 People Needed

“Wondering how you are going to survive the Holidays? Ladies, is there a certain slinky little number you would love to get back into again, but have given up trying? And gentlemen, would you like to move your belt back a few notches?” asks Gloria Taylor, Administrative Assistant in Treasurer’s Office. “If we can get 20 or more people to commit to a 10-week weight loss plan, the Weight Watchers at Work program will come to campus. How convenient is that! We already have four people on board." Send Taylor an e-mail if interested.

Students Form Video Production Company

Creative Video students studying with Alan Powell, Assistant Professor of Communications, have come together to form the production company, Classified Media. With the help of Leslie Birch, an Arcadia University graduate, Classified Media will produce a video for a non-profit organization. Classified Media will work in association with the Greater Philadelphia Film Office as a part of the Tripod Initiative program. 

Classified Media will produce a promotional film for the Center for Human Integration, a non-profit organization in Northeast Philadelphia. Classified Media recently met with the center’s director, Sister MaryEm McGlone, for a tour of the facilities as well as to see what the organization’s initial goals are for their video. Classified Media has set up another meeting with the center to set up filming dates as well as to get a better idea of their objectives for the film. For more information, contact Classified Media’s CEO, Elliott Rose (rosee40@arcadia.edu), or visit the Center for Human Integration’s Web site at www.chi4wellness.org.

Upcoming Events

Paula Winokur: Geological Sites Opens Nov. 1

Winokur's White ButteThe 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.

Women in Psychology Lecture Series Features Garcia

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 p.m., in the University Room, Landman Library, 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.

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. 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.

Commuter Student Fund-Raiser at UNO’s, Nov. 8

Want to satisfy those hunger pains and help out the Commuter Association? Head on down to UNO’s Restaurant on Wednesday, Nov. 8. Between the hours of 4 and 10 p.m., UNO’s will donate 15 percent of the bill to the Commuter Association, or even 20 percent if the bills add up to at least $1,000. For takeout or dining in, hand a fund-raising voucher to the server. Click here for a voucher or e-mail csa@arcadia.edu. (If you forget to bring your voucher, just tell your server, and they’ll make sure you’re still part of the fund-raiser.) The voucher is only good for the above date and times at the UNO’s located at 1100 Bethlehem Pike (Route 309) in North Wales. From campus, travel north on Route 309 for about 10 minutes. On the left will be a shopping center with a 309 Cinema. The UNO’s is located in that shopping center.

Kick off the Season with Knight Madness, Nov. 9

Get ready for some Knight Madness! Residence Hall Council sponsors the second annual Knight Madness on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 10 p.m. in Kuch Center. Doors open at 9:45 p.m. The event is free and open to all undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Last year, more than 700 students, faculty, staff and alumni came out to the inaugural event, which is the official kickoff to the basketball season. Due to popular demand, both the fall and spring sports teams will be honored for their achievements. The cheerleaders will be presenting their new routine for the upcoming year, Knight Club will be rocking the house, and the Faculty/Staff vs. Students game is a must-see! More than $2,000 in prizes will be handed out, along with giveaways to the first 600 people. Also, this year someone will leave with $500!

“Don’t forget to talk to your R.A., C.A., A.A. or club about creating a spirit banner to be displayed that night or just get dressed up with a  group of friends so you can be part of the newly created student section,” says Nick Luchko, Residence Life Area Coordinator.

Alumnus Playwright on New Mystic Alchemy, Nov. 9

Arcadia University alumnus and Philadelphia playwright Joey Madia returns to Arcadia as a part of the Visiting Writers program to present New Mystic Alchemy on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kuch Hospitality Suite.

Beyond the conscious mind lies a vast plane of symbol, shadow, and new experience. Using the techniques of the shaman and spiritual seeker and symbols of the mythologist, Madia in his writing creates a nexus between the states of Being and Becoming and the illusory separation between the worlds of Mind and Matter.

Madia also will conduct a workshop for students, using poetry, plays and prose to explore techniques and principles for creating vivid primary and secondary characters and how they function to execute a play's plot and reinforce its theme.

Madia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Arcadia in 1990. Since that time he has had a varied career, as a teacher, director and writer, with a focus on social consciousness and responsibility. He is the playwright-in-residence for Youth Stages in Princeton, N.J., and for New Mystics Theatre Co. in Manasquan, N.J. His musical The Think it Thru Review, promoting teen pregnancy prevention, received special recognition from the American Medical Association and received a Phoenix Kids Choice award. Two Marys, Five Jacks and One Very Big Shoe (A Clever Retelling of the Rhymes of Mother Goose), a production for preschool thru second grade, is currently touring New Jersey under the auspices of Young Audiences of New Jersey. 8 Reasons to Say No, a play about teen alcohol and drug abuse commissioned by New Mystics Theatre Co., debuts December 2006.

Alum Bridget Patterson on Global Math Education, Nov. 9

The College of Graduate Studies offers its 2006-07 University Colloquium Series, open to students, educators, health care providers and interested members of the community. The next colloquium is Math Education Globalized on Thursday, Nov. 9, with Arcadia University alumna Bridget Patterson. In July 2006, Patterson ventured to the Czech Republic for a conference on the international study of math education. This presentation brings focus on the cultural differences and similarities in education and emphasizes mathematics as an international language. The opportunity to work with teachers from around the world creates self-reflection on what it means to be a teacher in a very diverse and global world.

The 2006-07 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.

Career Networking Luncheon for Juniors, Seniors, Nov. 10

Career Development and Alumni Relations will be hosting their annual Career Networking Luncheon on Friday, Nov. 10, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Rose and Mirror Rooms in the Grey Towers Castle. 

Seniors and juniors can register by Nov. 1, or those who miss the registration deadline of Nov. 1 still have the opportunity to meet and speak with alumni between 1 and 2 p.m. Contact the Career Development Office at 215-572-2939 or e-mail careerservices@arcadia.edu, or stop by the Career Development Office in Knight Hall, Room 133.

Arcadia Theatre Student Directs Medal of Honor Rag

Josh Hitchens '07

Arcadia University Theatre presents Medal of Honor Rag, a moving exposé on the horrors of war, directed by Arcadia Theatre major Josh Hitchens. Medal of Honor Rag runs Nov. 10-12.

The director, Hitchens ’07, is a senior at Arcadia, working toward his Bachelor of Fine Arts. He has acted in and helped direct many productions for the University. His credits include roles in Rivals, Once on this Island, and Buried Child, as well as assistant director credits on The Laramie Project and Little Shop of Horrors.

Medal of Honor Rag is playing from Nov. 10-12 in The Chat Performance Area, located in the lower level of the Dining Complex at Arcadia University. Show times are Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for non-Arcadia students, seniors and alumni. Free for Arcadia students! For tickets and more information, call 215-572-2112 or visit www.arcadia.edu/theatre.

Special Tour of Winokur Exhibit for Staff, Nov. 13

Have some artistic enrichment for lunch! Staff members are invited to attend a personalized tour of the Art Gallery’s new exhibit, Paula Winokur: Geological Sites, which displays the creations of Winokur, an Arcadia Fine Arts faculty member from 1973-2003). The tour will be given by Art Gallery Director Richard Torchia on Monday, Nov. 13, from noon to 1 pm. For more information about this and other Staff Council Activities, contact Katie Kelly, Secretary in Human Resources.

Celebrating Cultures and International Fashion Show, Nov. 16

International Education WeekInternational Education Week, with many events planned for Nov. 13 to 18, is designed to bring the Arcadia community together to celebrate diversity and global perspectives. Included are exhibits by various clubs, organizations, students and departments. Some of the free events scheduled are:

  • Ewabo Caribbean Steel Drum Band—Wednesday, Nov. 15, from noon to 1:15 p.m. at the Dining Hall.
  • Celebrating Cultures—Thursday, Nov. 16, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in The Chat Performance Area.
  • Tentative Schedule of Events

Arcadia is rich in cultural diversity, and Celebrating Cultures is a traditional annual event where the Arcadia community comes together to showcase the diversity on campus, including traditional dances, songs, martial arts demonstrations and tea ceremonies. The event culminates with an International Fashion Show. International Week events are coordinated by the Office of International Services, 215-572-8557, siriheks@arcadia.edu.

Staff Council Plans Zoo Trip, Nov. 18

The elephants are leaving the Philadelphia Zoo, but Arcadia staff and families can catch a last glimpse on Saturday, Nov. 18. Check out the other 1,500 rare and exotic animals that the zoo houses. Tickets are $10 per person. Please contact Jenn Haring at haringj@arcadia.edu and include the total number of tickets begin requested. Tickets are valid for one year, but payment is required before Nov. 18. Parking is $10 per vehicle (free with a zoo membership) and is not included in the ticket price.

More events can be found on the Events Calendar.

Campus happenings

Arcadia Promise
Sandra Hordis and students
Professor Sandra Hordis and
linguistics students

Scolding Mothers and Horses?

Every fall in Linguistics and Language History class, students are asked to think not only about how we talk, but what sorts of value languages have in societies around the world. Chinese language and culture are particularly interesting parts of the discussion because Dr. Sandra Hordis, Assistant Professor of English, spends time talking about horses, Chinese opera, Jackie Chan, and kung fu.

Here's how it all connects. The Chinese language is tonal, meaning that depending on how you say a word, it could mean many different things. The word "ma" for example, could mean "horse," "mother," "to scold," or it could indicate a question, like a question mark. Where this gets difficult is in singing, because tones don't always match the notes being sung. So how do people understand the music? For most music, the Chinese speaker will say that it's a "best guess" what the singer is saying.

Chinese opera, though, helps the audience to understand the words by acting out the folktales while people sing. This is where Jackie Chan got his start; he's trained in Chinese opera-style singing, acting, and martial arts. This combination of singing, athletics and acting (very different from Western opera) draws people in and entertains a wide audience, so much so that operas are performed on most Chinese holidays for adults, children, young, old, rich and poor alike.

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

sports update

Men’s Soccer Undefeated in PAC; Home Playoff Game Nov. 2


(9-3-5 overall; 7-0-2 PAC) The men’s soccer team began a successful 2-0 week hosting Villa Julie on Wednesday, Oct. 25, netting five goals including the first collegiate hat trick from senior forward Stephan Szygiel in the final regular season home game. Sophomore midfielder Dan Sypolt and Zach Askin added goals for AU.

Nine seniors were honored in a pre-game ceremony: Zach Askin, Szygiel, Chris Brunetti, Matt Abate, Mike Filipone, Aaron Foss, Billy Cress, Geoff Buckingham and Justin Savino.

On Friday, Oct. 27, the Knights concluded the PAC regular season in Scranton, handing the Pacers of Marywood a 6-0 loss. Abate netted three goals and an assist as Arcadia finished the regular season with an unbeaten record in conference play. Abate was named PAC Player of the Week and Co-Knight of the Week. Szygiel added his fourth and fifth goals while Matt Benner also found the net to seal the shutout win. Jeff Kratohwill played 90 minutes of shutout soccer, his third straight game without allowing a goal, as he stopped three Marywood shots on goal.

AU ends the regular season at 9-3-2 overall and 7-0-2 in the conference and clinch the #1 seed heading into the PAC playoffs. AU will have a quarterfinal round bye and host the lowest remaining seed on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 1 pm.

In the two wins, Kratohwill added his sixth and seventh shutouts on the season, which ties him for first in the PAC in shutouts on the year.

Bates is PAC Player of the Week/Co-Knight of the Week

Women's Soccer 2006

(8-8-3 season overall/5-3-2 PAC) The Knights opened a 1-1-1 week on the road at King’s College on Monday, Oct. 23. Senior Marie O'Neil continued her hot streak with the opening goal in the second half off a pass from junior Stephanie Bates, but King's made good on a shot from 25 yards out that forged the 1-1 tie through double overtime.

The team traveled to PAC opponent Neumann College on Wednesday, Oct. 25, and secured the #5 seed for the conference playoffs with their 4-0 win. Bates tallied a game-high two goals, and sophomore defender Sam Calhoun notched three assists. Amanda Pote and O’Neil also scored goals for the Knights.

The defending PAC champions were handed an early exit out of the PAC playoffs on Saturday, Oct. 28, by the #4 seed College Misericordia, as the Cougars avenged last year’s PAC Championship game loss to AU, advancing to the second round with the 2-1 victory. The #5 seeded Knights end their season 8-8-2 overall and 5-3-2 in the PAC regular season. The Cougars scored a pair of goals, one in each half, before the Knights would find the scoreboard with less than 11 minutes remaining in the game. With the Cougars up 2-0, junior midfielder Danielle Discher found Calhoun, who beat Misericordia's Jen Gregorwicz to cut the Cougar's lead in half, but AU fell short as time ran out. Sophomore keeper Auralia Kubat made three saves in the final game of the season to finish the season 8-8-3.

The Knights will graduate four seniors: Rachel Beauchesne, Kelli Ricco, Emily Underwood and O’Neil. The team finished the season with an outstanding 5–1–2 record in October.

Volleyball Ends With a Win

Volleyball 2006

(11-13 year overall; 5-6 PAC) AU volleyball began an undefeated week at home, rolling to the easy 3-0 win over visiting non-conference opponent PSU-Berks on Thursday, Oct. 26. Game scores were 30-17, 30-14, 30-17.

AU honored two seniors in front of the homestand, outside hitter Kristen Kafka and middle hitter Rachel Derr, for their contributions to AU Volleyball. Kafka notched a double-double to lead the Knights in the win, with 11 kills and 13 digs. Rachel Glass set 17 balls for assists while Maci Mascall rang in with 10 assists.

While the Knights will miss the playoffs, they ended their season on a high-note with Saturday's thrilling 5-game come-from-behind victory over visiting Wesley College in PAC volleyball action. It was the Knights second consecutive win as they end their season 11-13 overall and 5-6 in PAC play. Game scores were 16-30, 23-30, 30-21, 31-29, 15-13.

After Wesley jumped out to the 2-0 lead, the Knights dug deep as they swept the last three games to stun the Wolverines. Sophomore outside hitter Sam Schad led the Knights with a double-double, powering 15 kills and 20 defensive digs. Junior libero Mascall notched a team-high 23 digs. Junior middle hitter Alex Cann laid down 20 kills and added 9 digs while sophomore setter Glass put up an incredible 40 assists moving her into second place in the AU records books in Assists per Season with 626. Seniors Derr and Kafka played in their final game as Knights, with Derr contributing 3 kills, 10 digs and 2 block assists while Kafka added 7 kills and 21 digs.

Field Hockey Pressures Eastern

Field Hockey 2006

(3-15 year overall; 3-8 PAC) The Knights played their final conference game of the 2006 field hockey season on the road at #18 Eastern University on Wednesday, Oct. 25. The team displayed 70 minutes of textbook field hockey and forced the Eagles to boost their play as the home team won by a pair of goals at the end of regulation. 

Although the Eagles had a two-goal advantage heading into the second half of play, the Knights applied enough pressure to put a goal on the board in the 53rd minute of play. Sophomore forward Kristin Conrad registered her fifth goal of the season as she powered her shot past Eastern's Rebecca Hewes, cutting the home team's lead in half, 2-1. 

The Knights had a few opportunities at the game tying goal, but Hewes held tight in goal the rest of the way, turning away seven AU scoring chances. But it was AU senior keeper Maggie LoCasale who put on a goaltending clinic. LoCasale turned away 20 of Eastern's 22 first half shots and 9 of 10 second half shots, holding her team within one of the tie until Eastern broke through at 65:56 to regain their two-goal lead.

The Knights concluded the 2006 season on Friday, Oct. 27, at Wilkes University, losing to the home team 5-0. Senior keepers Jeannie Nutter and LoCasale shared goalkeeping duties in the loss, with Nutter playing the first 23 minutes for 3 goals against and 5 saves and LoCasale finishing the game with 5 saves and 2 goals against. 

Arcadia in the News

Enrollment Management counselors are on the road recruiting and promoting Arcadia University at various college fairs, high schools and career nights. The Oct. 2 Journal (Ogdensburg, N.Y.) reports that Ogdensburg Free Academy and St. Lawrence College were host to the college fair; on Oct. 4, Town Talk (Media, Pa.) noted that Arcadia is scheduled to visit Springfield High School (Delaware Cty); traveling to Dover, Delaware, the Delaware State News (Dover, De.) reported on Oct. 5 that Arcadia would be visiting Smyrna High School; and finally traveling back into Pennsylvania, the Enrollment Management counselors took part in “College/Career Night,” which was sponsored by the Hazelton Area School District, Guidance Department as reported in the Oct. 11 Standard-Speaker (Hazelton, Pa.).

Faculty in the News

Former Assistant Professor of Education Joan Schmidt was quoted in an article “Seniors Getting Heard by Voting,” in the Oct. 8 issue of the Intelligencer on senior citizens' knowledge of the issues concerning the upcoming elections. Schmidt, who resides in the continuing care retirement complex Foulkeways at Gwynedd and who also was the former vice chair of the Current Issues Committee at the Foulkeways, was quoted as saying, “We might be old, but we’re not dead yet,” and she continued, “I would not be surprised if we have 90 percent of the active-living population voting.” This same story also ran in the Buck Country Courier Times, on Oct. 8.

Dr. Joan Hulse Thompson, Associate Professor and Co-Chair of Political Science, commented on the upcoming governor’s race in the Oct. 28 The Morning Call about Gov. Ed Rendall’s comment on senior citizens and gambling during his interview with The Lancaster New Era that senior citizen enjoy playing slot machines. Thompson thought that Rendell probably won’t suffer too much damage because of his remarks, however.  “Even Rendell can screw up," she added, “I suspect senior citizens are not going to base their vote on where or not he thinks they lead gray lives.”

Dr. Gail W. Hearn, Professor of Biology, has been reappointed as a member of the board at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia as listed in the Oct. 30 Philadelphia Inquirer section listing recent announcements about changes to the boards of directors of area organizations or involving local executives and professionals. Dr. Hearn commented that she had been off the Academy’s board for several years because she was so busy with the Bioko Island project and decided to go back on when they asked her.

Students in the News

Kara Barker, a graduate student in the International Peace and Conflict Resolution, is in Tanzania for the next four months working at a peace center for the community as reported in the Sept. 14 Springfield Sun (Fort Washington, Pa.).

After earning both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in education from Temple University, Suzanne Panettieri’s interest in special needs children made her decide to go back to school to pursue her Doctorate in Special Education and she chose Arcadia University. Panettieri’s interest in teaching special needs children was featured in the Oct. 15 Student Spotlight section of The Philadelphia Inquirer. She has been with the Central Bucks School system since 1999, starting as a regular education teacher and then becoming one of two autistic support teachers at Warwick Elementary. She is now a kindergarten autistic support teacher at Kutz Elementary School in Doylestown. Her interest in special needs children made her decide to go back to school to teach special-needs kids.

Publication Information

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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