|November 7, 2006|
|November 7, 2006||A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events|
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Men’s Soccer Team Wins PAC Championship!
The Knights couldn’t have scripted a better ending to their curtain call season as exiting members of the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference. Not only did the players begin a new era under first-year head coach Derrick Ayers, their undefeated regular season conference record earned them home field advantage for playoffs as the #1 seed. The Knights won their fourth conference title with Saturday’s thrilling 1-0 victory over #2 seed Alvernia College.
In a game that appeared to be headed into the familiar overtime territory for the Knights, senior Geoff Buckingham’s heroics—with only 46 seconds remaining in regulation— dashed Alvernia’s hope for a sudden death period and sent echoes of cheers from Kuch Center field reverberating throughout campus. Buckingham was named PAC Tournament MVP for his game-winning goal in the title game.
The game featured MVP-like performances from both goaltenders that kept the game scoreless until Arcadia was awarded a throw-in in the last minute of play. Senior Matt Abate stood at the right corner sideline and served a high ball into junior Andrew Plunkett. Plunkett’s height allowed him to rise above his defender and head the pass off to Buckingham, who was waiting just around the 18. With the Alvernia defense swarming him, Buckingham spun a chip shot on goal that bounced past Crusader keeper Richard Kessler, sending the Arcadia crowd into a frenzy. Following a pile-high celebration on the field, the Knights kept Alvernia out of scoring position in the game’s final play. Game photos and more.
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Sign-up Early for Spectator Bus to NCAA Game
Student Affairs and the Student Government Organization will sponsor spectator buses to support the men’s soccer team against Franklin and Marshall on Friday, Nov. 10, and should they win, on Saturday, Nov. 11, (based on bus availability). The NCAA Division III Championship Tournament games are played at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania (near Harrisburg). Sign up for the buses begin after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7, in the Student Affairs Office. Ticket prices at the gate for fans will be $6 for adults, $3 for students with I.D. and senior citizens, $2 for children age 3-12. Children under 3 years are free. There is no charge to ride the bus; however, should you not show up for the bus, there will be a $10 cancellation fee charged to your student account, unless you cancel with Student Affairs prior to Thursday, Nov. 9, at 5 p.m. The bus will depart from Kuch Center Lot at 5 p.m. on Friday and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Sign up early—seating is limited!!
Celebrate Victory at Knight Madness on Thursday
Students can show their spirit by sporting their class T-shirts at Knight Madness on Thursday, Nov. 9. Each class gets a different style T-shirt. Students can pick up their FREE shirt at the following locations:
Residence Hall Council sponsors 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. Knight Madness is the official kickoff to the basketball season and will include honoring both the fall and spring sports teams for their achievements. The cheerleaders will present their new routine for the upcoming year, Knight Club will rock 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.
New Technology-Enhanced Spaces in Landman Library
As a part of the redesign of the lower level of Landman Library, six new technology-enhanced collaborative spaces were added, with five multimedia PCs and one Mac. These computers can be used for small group projects. They not only have the standard software but also include software for video and audio editing.
In addition to these six new computers, five other computers were deployed on the first and second floors—in the back of the stacks shelving on the first floor and at the top of the stairs on the second floor. Students also have access to eight wireless laptops that can be checked out at the circulation desk for use within the Library.
Arcadia Theatre Student Directs Medal of Honor Rag
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/arcadiatheatre.
Arcadia Named ‘Outstanding School’ for Campus Activities
On Saturday, Oct. 28, Arcadia University received the Outstanding School Delegation Award at the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in Lancaster, Pa. Selection for this honorable award is based on participation in the Graphic Arts Competition and School Showcase, Cooperative Buying Sessions, Volunteerism, Educational Sessions, and School Spirit and Pride. The award is on display in the Student Activities Center.
Leaders of the Student Programming Board who attended the conference and received the award included Chadd Balbi (President), Aaron Clark (Vice President), Lauren Trager (Comedy Chair), Amanda Ewald (Co-Special Events Chair) and Ed Chrzastek (Coffeehouse Chair). “Notably, Ed Chrzastek was a member of the Showcase Production Crew in which he worked with others in our region to support the performances of various artists at the conference,” says Nick Smith, SPB Adviser and Assistant Director of Student Activities, who was also present and a member of the NACA Mid-Atlantic Conference Committee. “I am very proud of all these students, their dedication to campus programming and their excellent representation of Arcadia University among our Mid-Atlantic peers. When you see these students, congratulate them. They deserve it!”
Arcadia University has been a member of NACA for many years. NACA is dedicated to providing programming opportunities and leadership training to students and staff from colleges and universities. Many of the acts that SPB brings to campus each semester are found at NACA conferences.
How Will Groups Stack Up in Canned Sculpture Contest?
The SO 101 Learning Community is sponsoring a Non-Perishable Sculpture Contest to coincide with the Empty Bowl Dinner Monday, Nov 13. All clubs and organizations, residence halls, commuter groups, apartment areas and first-year learning communities are invited to enter this contest. The winners will receive a $75 certificate for Rizzo's; second place is $50, and third $25.
Here's how it works: Groups are responsible for collecting as many non-perishable food items (canned and boxed) as possible to make a sculpture that will be assembled and displayed during the evening of the Empty Bowl Dinner on the Castle Terrace area. Click here for sculpture ideas. "All non-perishable items are built together into the object of your choice, leaving items intact as they will be donated after the contest. The goal, of course, is essentially to acquire the largest amount of cans for local organizations,” says Linda Pongonis, Senior Resident Assistant, and peer mentor to the SO 101 Learning Community. For more information, contact Pongonis at 215-517-2542.
Empty Bowl Tickets on Sale This Week
Campus and community members are invited to fight hunger and homelessness with Arcadia University 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. Tickets go on sale this week from Tuesday, Nov. 7, through Thursday, Nov. 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in The Chat and from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. outside the Dining Hall. Tickets are also available in the Community Service Office in Knight Hall.
Created as a way for the community to come together to fight hunger and homelessness around the world, attendees choose a hand-crafted bowl and share in a meal of soup, bread and desserts donated by area restaurants, bakeries, and individuals. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to a local food bank. "Participants take their bowls 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.
Communications Has News to Share, on Web
What kind of experience is Vicky Thompson getting in her internship with Scribe publishing company? What’s new at Wikipedia, MySpace and YouTube? How are the “creative industries” in India enabling the grassroots genius as a partner in change? The Communications Department has created a new information source for students and anyone interested in media issues and the department. Visit What’s Happening in Communications for events, topics, people and discussions in the Communications Department.
Flu Shots Available While Supplies Last
Flu shots are now available while supplies last at Student Health Services, on the ground floor of Heinz Hall. The cost is $5 for students and $20 for faculty and staff. The center is open Monday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center is closed every day between 1 to 2 p.m. For more information, call 215-572-2966.
Reedy Has Advice for Mothers on Learning Channel
Arcadia’s Cynthia Reedy, Adjunct Professor of Education, is taking her expertise to households across the country, helping parents understand early childhood development. Reedy is one of the experts featured on Surviving Motherhood, a new series on The Learning Channel (TLC) that began May 15. The show features groups of mothers discussing general challenges, accompanied by expert advice from a cadre of child development experts. Click here to view the latest video clip featuring Reedy talking about a baby’s developmental milestones.
Internet Bandwidth Doubled in Residence Halls
Internet bandwidth has been doubled in the residence halls, effective Monday, Nov. 6. Students are now surfing and downloading at 20 mb/s (megabytes per second). This is actually four times more than the bandwidth available in the halls last spring.
“We have been monitoring the usage stats since the start of the semester, and it is clear that we needed additional bandwidth to support the increase in the number of PCs in the residence halls, the increase in wireless use on campus, and the increase in Internet activity by students,” says Param Bedi, Vice President for Information Technology and CIO. “The additional bandwidth will be allocated for the wireless network, for legal music downloads, streaming audio and video, and other online activities.”
Nominations for Senior Golden Disc Award
Each year at Commencement, the Alumni Association President presents the Senior Golden Disc Award to an outstanding graduating senior. The recipient of this award exemplifies the highest standards of leadership and inspires the respect and admiration of his or her peers. Faculty, staff and members of the Senior Class, please check your mail for your letter and Nomination Form. To nominate a graduating senior, please fill out the form, add the reasons why you have chosen this student, and return it to the Alumni Office by Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006. You may nominate as many seniors as you wish.
Please take this opportunity to have a voice in deciding which student will receive this prestigious honor. If you need a nomination form, please contact the Alumni Office by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 215-572-2160.
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 email@example.com. (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.
Location Changed for Visiting Playwright Joey Madia, Nov. 9
Arcadia University alumnus and Philadelphia playwright Joey Madia returns to Arcadia as a part of the Visiting Writers series to present New Mystic Alchemy on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Grey Towers Castle Conference Room. Madia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Arcadia in 1990. Since that time he has had a varied carrier 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 through second grade, is 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the Career Development Office in Knight Hall, Room 133.
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.
Scale Smash and Boxer Sale, Nov. 13-17
Defy popular culture’s definition of the “perfect body” Stop defining beauty with a scales. Join the second annual Peer Educator Scale Smash on Thursday, Nov. 16, during lunch outside the Dining Complex. Take turns pounding scales into oblivion and smash distortions of beauty. Boxer shorts also will be on sale all week—Nov. 13 to 17—with the catchy slogan “I Love My Butt No Matter What!” printed on the leg. Great gifts for the holidays! Healthy eating and body image information will also be on hand. Contact Beth Auger for details at email@example.com.
Celebrating Cultures and International Fashion Show, Nov. 16
International 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:
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, 215-572-855, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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.
Fight HIV/AIDS Apathy Tour, Nov. 29
Accompany five renowned slam poets and musicians as they Fight Apathy against HIV and AIDS. The Fight Apathy Tour, which comes to Arcadia on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 8 to 11 p.m. in The Chat, is a music and poetry production aimed at igniting a social consciousness surrounding issues of race, gender and sexuality through the lens of HIV/AIDS. Learn more about this event.
More events can be found on the Events Calendar.
Research, Leadership Prepared Biology Student for Law School
Studying whether exercise impairs memory learning in rats turned out to be good preparation for law school for Michael McLaughlin ’04, now in his second year of law school at Temple University. It wasn’t the subject matter as much as the processes he learned in conducting the research and getting the results published in a peer-reviewed journal, Physiology & Behavior.
Exercising on a treadmill didn’t help the biology major’s research subjects learn how to get out of their maze, but learning how to collect and analyze data prepared the second-year law school student for analyzing cases.
The senior project was McLaughlin’s opportunity to experiment with integrating what he learned in the classroom and what he learned in the lab. “My research taught me how important it is to pay attention to detail and analyze data, and the organization skills I learned have really given me a leg up in law school.”
McLaughlin had a little help from two professors. “Dr. Hoffman helped me crunch the numbers. Dr. Blustein discussed what the numbers meant in terms of learned behavior.”
McLaughlin’s paper, “Exercise Effects Stress Induced Analgesia and Spatial Learning in Rats,” which he co-wrote with Dr. John Hoffman, Professor and Chair of Biology, and Dr. Josh Blustein, Associate Professor of Psychology, has been published in the journal Physiology & Behavior. Beginning as a research project in his PY 222 class, the paper eventually grew into McLaughlin’s senior thesis. McLaughlin also presented this research as a student at the Eastern Psychological Association meeting in Baltimore in 2003.
McLaughlin, who plans to practice corporate law, says Arcadia “gives you a chance to develop your leadership skills.” He was a Resident Assistant, an Orientation Leader, Senior Class President, and a Tour Guide.
Learn how other Arcadia students are living the Arcadia Promise at www.arcadia.edu/arcadiapromise.
Arcadia Dance Team Salsas at the Sixers
The Latino dance group, Puro Ritmo, performed before the Philadelphia 76ers home opener on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the Wachovia Center. 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 performed 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.
The fall issue of Chamber Chat, the quarterly newsletter of the Greater Glenside Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) had a photo of Jay Vogel, Vice President for University Advancement, and a member of the Chamber presenting a check from the Chamber in the amount of $3,000 to the winner of the GGCC Young Entrepreneur Scholarship, Brandy Jackson of Abington High school. Arcadia University also was recognized in a photo layout in the newsletter for holding the second annual Business Fair, sponsored by the Chamber, which was held on Aug. 30 at Arcadia University.
Faculty in the News
Scott Rawlins, Scientific Illustration Associate Professor and Chair of the Fine Arts Department, is part of a Visiting Lectures series at The Phipps Garden Center, located in Pittsburgh, Pa., from Nov. 17-19. The weekend workshop will focus on various successful pairings of media—such as pastel and colored pencil, watercolor and colored pencil, and graphite and watercolor. The objective of the workshop is to be able to effectively mix media to create a botanically accurate painting. In 2001, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens merged with the Pittsburgh Garden Place, later renamed Phipps Garden Center. Since 1935 it has been the center of horticultural education. For more information visit www.phipps.conservatory.org
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. Web Producer: Sue Gettlin, University Relations Web Designer. Managing Editor: Lori Bauer, Director of University Relations.
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