November 14, 2006
Arcadia University Bulletin
November 14, 2006 A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events

Campus News

Arcadia Expands African Campus, Connections

IPCR student in Tanzania

Arcadia University has a new partner and a new site in Arusha, Tanzania. International Peace and Conflict Resolution graduate students are working in Tanzania on projects including a regional conflict early warning system, and renovations are transforming a donated building into a new Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution.

The projects and Center are made possible by a partnership with the East African Community (EAC). The East African Community is the regional intergovernmental organization of the Republics of Kenya, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania, with its headquarters in Arusha. Under the Treaty that established the East African Community, peace and security is identified as a prerequisite to sustainable regional development, yet conflicts and development issues persist in the region. Read more about IPCR’s partnership with the East African Community:

Members of the campus community have an opportunity to learn more about East Africa. Attend a discussion with a group of Maasai on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Calhoun Amphitheater in Boyer Hall. Open to the campus community, the discussion will explore Maasai attitudes toward and awareness of efforts to address marginalization and government policies to foster integration into the socio-political and economic mainstream, and the benefits and impact of the EAC on the Maasai, given that they inhabit two countries, says Dr. Warren Haffar, Assistant Professor and IPCR Director.

All Faculty, Staff Invited to Inclusivity Training

All faculty and staff are invited to training provided by the Bryson Institute on “Expanding Inclusivity around LGBT Issues in the Classroom” on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Library Gallery. “For those of you who attended Judy Shepard’s lecture and heard first-hand what can be the result of an unsafe environment, this is an opportunity to put your concerns into action,” says Dr. Norah Shultz, Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

Schools face a great challenge today in providing a safe and supportive environment within which all students have the opportunity to learn. Individuals who identify or are perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or questioning (LGBTQ) may come across a multitude of obstacles as they maneuver various systems within society. “To be effective in our role as educators, we must have a firm understanding of the major issues facing LGBTQ individuals today and the impact of those issues within an educational setting,” Shultz says. “This faculty training will focus on bringing gender identity and sexual identity inclusivity into the classroom. The purpose of the training is to equip professors and other University staff with up-to-date research and knowledge, tools, and support for the best practices in creating supportive and affirming environments for LGBTQ individuals. I would like to invite all faculty and staff to this event.” RSVP to Anna Wagner (215-572-4009) by Nov. 15. Food will be provided.

Winokur Returns to Campus, Unveils White Butte

Winokur exhibition
Piece from Paula Winokur: Geological Sites

Paula Winokur, who served as professor of ceramics at Arcadia for 30 years, returns to campus on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. in Stiteler Auditorium, Murphy Hall for a conversation with Helen W. Drutt English, founder and director of Helen Drutt: Philadelphia. An opening reception of Paula Winokur: Geological Sites, a compact survey of sculpture in porcelain by the internationally recognized, Philadelphia-born artist, will follow in the Gallery from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

The exhibition runs through Sunday, Dec. 17, in the Arcadia University Art Gallery at the Spruance Fine Arts Center. 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 the exhibition at Arcadia—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. Read more about Winokur.

Classified Media Discusses Video Options with Client

Classified Media
Classified Media Staff and CHI staff (from left) Front Row: Arcadia alumna Leslie Birch and JeanMarie Scully; Back Row: student Tyson Fones, Sister MaryEm McGlone, and students Elliott Rose, and Maryah Adams.

Classified Media students and Arcadia alumna Leslie Birch met with Sister MaryEm McGlone on Nov. 2 at the Center for Human Integration to discuss the direction of the design and treatment of their video project for the center. 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 Birch.

Sister McGlone indicated that she wanted the video to be both promotional and explanatory of her institution. Classified Media CEO Elliott Rose said that his group would produce three treatment options for CHI to review and discuss in their next meeting.    

Classified Media also set up a tentative shooting schedule for January through March.  The group will interview the staff and clientele of the center, sending potential candidates questions via e-mail to help them to prepare ahead of time. For more information, contact Classified Media CEO Elliott Rose at, or visit CHI’s Web site at Classified Media is working in association with the Greater Philadelphia Film Office as a part of the Tripod Initiative program.

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.

Faculty Encourage ‘Secret’ Writers to Emerge

Dr. Tom Hemmeter, Associate Professor of English, is looking for “closet writers”— secret writers of fiction, memoirs, nature studies, or other prose—to form a writer’s support group. Having formed a number of such groups for graduate students over the years, Hemmeter recommends support groups as “one useful move toward going public with your writing.” Those interested can e-mail him at

In addition, November is National Novel Writing Month. Dr. John Hoffman, Professor of Biology, is serving as a contact to help writers register on the Web site of a group promoting fiction writing. Even if the idea of writing a novel may seem a little daunting, writers still can become initiated into a group of “writaholics.” For more information, contact 

Public Health Student Gets Award at APHA Conference

Christa Smolenski, a graduate student in Arcadia’s Master of Science in Public Health, was among 17 exemplary students to receive a scholarship to present at the Environment Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Conference. She was recognized at the APHA Conference on Monday, Nov. 6, in the Boston Convention Center. “Smolenski received the scholarship to APHA this year to present her fieldwork project in environmental health in Philadelphia,” says Dr. Andrea Crivelli-Kovach, Associate Professor and Director of Community Health Programs.

Bookstore Customer Appreciation Day and Holiday Hours

It's Customer Appreciation Day at the Bookstore on Thursday, Nov. 30. Clothing and gifts will be 25% off regular prices (already reduced items not included). The Bookstore will be on holiday hours next week: open Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 20 and 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Wednesday, Nov. 22 through Sunday, Nov. 26. Watch for another Customer Appreciation Day in December.

United Way Campaign Forms Due Nov. 28

By now, most faculty and staff have received their United Way campaign packets in the mail. The campaign runs until Tuesday, Nov. 28.  “If you are interested in participating, please return your pledge forms by Nov. 28,” says Katie Kelly, Human Resources. For more information, contact Kelly in the Office of Human Resources, 215-572-2173.

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 or phoning 215-572-2160.

Celebration of Sean Flynn’s life, Nov. 19

Members of the Arcadia University community are invited to join in celebrating the life of Sean Flynn. Sean's family and friends will be gathering in the Castle at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19, to remember Sean and to join together to celebrate his life. A memory book will be presented to Sean’s family following the service. If you would like to submit material to be included in this book, please bring it to the Student Affairs Office in Knight Hall by noon on Friday, Nov. 17. Everyone is welcome. Read more about Sean Flynn’s life.

Upcoming Events

Careers in Student Affairs Night, Nov. 14

Students who think they might enjoy working in a college environment can connect with Student Affairs professionals and former Arcadia students currently enrolled in Student Affairs graduate programs. Get the inside scoop on the Student Affairs career field at Careers in Student Affairs Night, Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Carlin Seminar Room of the Health Sciences Center. Arcadia University graduates Joe Rodriguez, Amber LaJeunesse and Jennifer Liberato will offer their perspective and insight.

Colloquia: Chaos Game on Nov. 14, CSI Effect on Nov. 28

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. A complete list of colloquium lectures can be found at For more information, call the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at 215-572-2877. Upcoming presentations:

  • The Chaos Game and Fractal Strategies on Tuesday, Nov. 14, with Dr. Richard A. DiDio, Associate Professor in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department of LaSalle University. DiDio’s presentation will be an audience-participation version of the Chaos Game—a simulation that is easy and fun to play, where winning requires a combination of intuition, pattern-recognition and a willingness to make conjectures. The game is a non-mathematical introduction to chaos theory and to the images that are essential to visualizing the strange world of chaos: fractals. These images are impossibly complex and aesthetically compelling, linking the worlds of science, mathematics, and art. Playing the Chaos Game leads naturally to an illumination of the difference between understanding and prediction. It is a valuable classroom exercise for students of all ages and backgrounds, and the use of the game in a wide variety of settings—from elementary to graduate education—will be discussed.
  • The CSI Effect on Tuesday, Nov. 28, with Larry A. Presley, Assistant Professor and Director of Arcadia’s Forensic Science program. The emergence of forensic evidence TV programs and movies has emphasized the use of forensic evidence in criminal cases. So are the depictions on TV and in movies even remotely real? Do these depictions actually have an effect on juries in real trials? Do these depictions send the right message about the use of science in the courtroom? 

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

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.
  • 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, 215-572-855,

Free Practice Grad School Admission Tests, Nov. 18

Kaplan Testing is coming to campus to provide students with Free Practice Tests—GRE, LSAT, MCAT and GMAT— on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Locations are based on the test being taken, and advance registration is required. Sign up through the Career Development Office by calling, 215-572-2939, e-mail, or stop by the office in Knight Hall, Room 133 by Nov. 15. Kaplan will return to campus to give results of the tests on Nov. 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. 

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 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.

Leadership Workshops for Student Groups, Nov. 20

Student Activities is hosting Leadership Workshop sessions where students can learn more about program planning and organizational leadership. “Stop by one of these sessions to receive valuable information on making your organization successful,” says Michele Leftwich, Secretary in Conference Services and Student Activities. “What Came First, the Program or the Plan? Learn the Six Ps of Programming Planning” is Nov. 20, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Castle Conference Room. “Leading Effectively: Motivate and Inspire your Organization to Achieve Success” is Dec. 5, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Kuch Hospitality Suite.

Staff Assembly Open to All, Nov. 28

The fall Staff Assembly meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 10 to 11: 15 a.m. in the Castle Rose Room. All staff members are welcome to attend. Meet this year's Staff Council members and hear campus updates given by President Jerry Greiner and representatives from Enrollment Management, the Center for Education Abroad and Multicultural Affairs. If any staff member has something he or she would like to discuss at Staff Assembly, please contact Andrew Johnson,, or ext. 2520.

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.

Philadelphia Phantoms Game with Staff, Dec. 1

Join fellow staff members and the Staff Council for a fun night on ice on Friday, Dec. 1. “We're looking forward to seeing you at the Wachovia Spectrum for a Philadelphia Phantoms Hockey game,” says Celina Gonzalez, Co-Coordinator for Social Events and Community Service. “Hope to see you all there!” Tickets are $10 per person. Contact to purchase tickets. Parking at the Wachovia Center is $10 and is not included in the ticket price.

More events can be found on the Events Calendar.

Campus happenings

Arcadia Promise
Tina Hennessey
Tina Hennessey and
her daughter, PattyAnn.

Hennessey Juggles New Baby, Job, M.B.A.

By Bridget Curtis ’08

Tina Flint Hennessey, Director of Special Gifts at Arcadia University, has a schedule that would put even the busiest of workers to shame. Hennessey is the epitome of the working mom, working long hours at the office while still making time for her husband and 7-month-old daughter. All while pursuing her M.B.A.

A student in Arcadia’s innovative Master of Business Administration with an International Perspective program, Hennessey is taking advantage of this accelerated, part-time program to further her career. Focusing on strategic information management and other core skills needed for success in domestic and international business settings, the M.B.A. program, with class just once a week for five semesters, with two 7-week classes in each semester, is ideal for working professionals like Hennessey. Included in the program are two, one-week international immersion experiences, the only such M.B.A. program in the Philadelphia area that includes on-site study abroad components in both a developed and a developing country.

As a full-time mother with a full-time job, Hennessey found the part-time aspect of the M.B.A. program to be perfect for her needs. “I liked the idea of completing my M.B.A. in less than two years and attending classes only one night per week,” she says. “The part-time layout and accelerated pace are perfect for me.” Even with class only once a week, that doesn’t mean that Hennessey has any time to relax. “Every week, I look at all of the many things I have to do (reading, homework, household chores, extra work, etc.) and all of the things I want to do (spend as much time as possible with my daughter and husband), and I look at the very limited time I have to do it,” says Hennessey. “It’s a real juggling act.” Read more about Hennessey.

Learn how other Arcadia students are living the Arcadia Promise at

Knight Madness Rocks Kuch Center

Knight Madness

Knight Madness filled Kuch Center with spirit on Thursday, Nov. 9. Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and alumni helped kick off the basketball season and honor both the fall and spring sports teams for their achievements. The cheerleaders got the spirit going with their new routine, and Knight Club rocked the house. The Faculty/Staff vs. Students game provided more than a few laughs. More than $2,000 in prizes were given away. View photos.

Mediterranean Class Gets View From the Castle

HS 130 Class

November’s warm days made the outdoors an attractive classroom. On Thursday, Nov. 9, Dr. Hayat Alvi-Aziz, Director and Assistant Professor of International Studies, held her HS/IS 130 Modern Mediterranean World class outside on the Castle steps, and they took the time to pose for this photo.

ARC Locks Down Dr. Blustein

BlusteinThe ARC celebrated its new homes—a studio in the Dining Complex and a site on the Web—with ARC-Aid week, Nov. 5 to 10. ARC-Aid, both a fund-raiser and promotions week, included a dodgeball tournament, a concert, give-a-ways, a Guitar Hero tournament, and Professor Josh Blustein's Lock Down. Coming to listeners live, 24 hours a day, from any country at any time is the ARC, Arcadia’s very own student radio club. Led by President/Operations Manager Adam Ochonicki ’08, the ARC 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 (

As for the Blustein Lock Down, faculty, staff and students donated enough money to keep him locked in the studio for 17 hours, forcing him to spend the night. “What an amazing experience having the opportunity to listen to so many talented students present their radio shows. It is heart warming to know that the money that was raised will help a great campus cause,” commented Blustein.

Prospective Students Take Advantage of Online Chat

How are prospective students interacting with Arcadia? “We had 44 students from four countries and 13 different states participate in the Nov. 8 online chat,” says Michelle Collins, Enrollment Management Director of Part-Time Graduate Admissions. Most students inquired about programs in Physician Assistant, M.B.A., Education, and Physical Therapy. “The most common questions were in regard to the GRE scores for PA and PT, prerequisite courses, housing, scholarships, and Glenside vs. the new Delaware campuses for PA,” Collins adds. To conduct the online chats, Enrollment Management uses Hobson’s Chat University product. The chat was held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 and was staffed by Enrollment Management counselors Charles Murphy and Anne Leonard.

This Week's Fab Five from Dining Services

1. Parkhurst Fab FiveExplore the World in the Dining Hall

This Week is International Education Week. Dining Services is cooking up some great food at Bravo in the Dining Hall:

  • Tuesday: India
  • Wednesday: Caribbean (featuring a steel drum band)
  • Thursday: Great Britain
  • Friday: African American

2. Soup's On! Soup is now being served in Brubaker Café.

3. Fabulous Frozen Fitness: Prevention magazine's Ice Cream Diet. The simple premise is to eat a nutritious breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner, and then a dish of calcium-packed ice cream. In one analysis, people who ate 1,200 to 1,300 mg of calcium from dairy products daily (the typical amount in the Ice Cream Diet) lost 70 percent more weight and 64 percent more body fat than those who ate the same reduced-calorie diet but with less dairy.

4. Dining Services supports local growers and companies. These companies also must follow the high standards set by the local health departments, state Department of Agriculture, the FDA and other regulatory agencies. These are foods that don't just feel like home—they are from home.

5. Thanksgiving Holiday Dining Hours

  • Wednesday, Nov. 22: Dining Hall, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; The Chat, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Brubaker Café, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday: Dining Hall closed.
  • Sunday, Nov. 25: Dining Hall, 4 to 6 p.m.; The Chat, 5 p.m. to midnight; Brubaker Café, closed
  • Monday, Nov. 26: Regular dining hours

sports update

Men’s Soccer Ends Season in Second Round of NCAA Tournament

(12-4-5 Overall Record) The men’s soccer team bowed out of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Nov. 11 with a second round 3-0 loss to the two-time defending national champions, Messiah College, in Grantham, Pa. The team provided an exciting season behind first-year Head Coach Derrick Ayers by winning the PAC Championship for the final time at home as the #1 seed, and advancing to the second round of the NCAA championship with a thrilling 3-2 overtime win over Franklin & Marshall on Friday, Nov. 10. Read more about Friday’s overtime thriller and Saturday’s hard-fought loss.

Saturday’s game was the final game in an Arcadia uniform for seniors Zach Askin (Elkins Park, PA/Cheltenhem), Stephan Szygiel (Chalfont, PA/CB West), Chris Brunetti (Philadelphia, PA/Northeast Catholic), Matt Abate (Marlton, NJ/Cherokee), Mike Filipone (Philadelphia, PA/Roman Catholic), Aaron Foss (Doylestown, PA/CB West), Billy Cress (Springfield, PA/Springfield), Geoff Buckingham (Stratford, NJ/Sterling) and Justin Savino (Wilmington, DE/Charter HS of Wilmington). 

Swimmers Take Home 8 First Place Finishes

(Men’s 0-1) (Women’s 0-1) The men's and women's swim teams traveled to Farleigh Dickinson University-Florham on Nov. 11 for their first dual meet of the 2006-07 season. While both teams took home losses, the Knights recorded 8 first place finishes and a handful of personal best times. The men were defeated 96-59; the women 119-77.

First-place winners on the women's side included junior Michelle McCandless  in both the 100 Free (58.84) and 200 Free (2:11.00), sophomore Angela Benion in the 100 Breast (1:39.22) and 100 Back (1:24.25), both personal best times. First-year Rebecca Wenner won the 100 Back (1:14.66) and first-year Christine Dell the 100 Fly (1:10.03), while senior Bethany Hanlon set two personal bests in the 100 Breast (1:39.22) and the 100 back (1:24.25). 

On the mens' side, junior L J Morgan won both of his events, the 200 Free (2:09.07) and the 100 Back (1:05.59), while sophomore John Zahradwick earned a personal best in the 50 Free (29.34)  Chris Nappi also earned a personal best in the 100 Free (1:17.50)

The teams will host their first home meet of the season on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 1 p.m. against PSU-Altoona and Gaulladet.

Read Season Previews for the men’s and women’s swimming teams.

Men’s Basketball Aims High for 2006-07 Season

The foundation has been built. The Arcadia men’s basketball program will try to improve on its win total for the fourth consecutive year. The Arcadia men’s team won 16 games last season and advanced to the PAC semifinals, where they were defeated by Wesley by one point. 

There are high expectations for the 2006-07 Knights. Last season was the first playoff birth in more than seven years, and 11 members of last year’s team return for this season. The PAC is a very competitive league, and each night is a battle.  The Knights feel as though they are battle-tested and ready to compete for a league championship.  “We are not going to sneak up on anyone this season. We are talented and have a ton of experience. That being said, if you don’t play with passion each night out, you will lose games at the college level,” said Pat Dorney, Head Coach. The Knights are looking forward to the challenges ahead. Coach Dorney says anything less than playing for the PAC Championship and a berth into the NCAA Tournament will be a disappointment. There are 25 games that lead up to the playoffs, each one very important. The Knights hope to build a championship “BRICK BY BRICK!” Read more about this year’s team members.

Women’s Basketball 2006-2007 Preview

Shannon Howley returns for her second season as head coach of Arcadia Women’s Basketball. Coach Howley inherited a struggling Knights program in 2005-06, and in her first season on the sidelines guided her team to an impressive 12-13 overall record and much-improved PAC record of 7-9. Last season also marked the first time the Knights defeated PAC opponent Cabrini in 15 years.

With three players lost to graduation in 2006, including 2006 All-PAC First Team and AU’s all time leading scorer, Becky Soda (19.9 ppg), Amanda Holroyd (8.33 ppg) and Stephanie Smolinsky (7.25 ppg), Howley will look to seven returnees for their leadership and expects her incoming recruiting class to make an immediate impact. Of note, Holroyd exchanges her jersey for a seat on the sidelines as assistant coach next to second-year assistant Carol Schnepp.

 “We have a very young squad heading into the season,” Howley says. “I’m going to be relying on them right from the start, so come mid-season we should be gelled on both ends of the floor. We will have our hands full with a tough non-conference schedule that will see us play in tournaments at St. Mary’s College (MD) and King’s (PA) with the possibility of playing NCAA tournament team Christopher Newport or William Patterson in Maryland and Salisbury or Keystone at King’s. We also face NJAC power Kean prior to Thanksgiving break.” Read more about the members of the 2006-07 team.

Arcadia in the News

Paula Winokur’s current exhibit at the Arcadia at Gallery was reviewed in the Sunday, Nov. 12, Philadelphia Inquirer. Her work Geological Sites, was praised by Art Critic Edward Sozanski, who says “that both floor mounted and wall mounted pieces evoke the starkly beautiful landscapes of the southwest and those of Alaskan glaciers. All the pieces also evoke an evolutionary history, one that includes glaciation, volcanic upheaval, weathering, and, in subtle ways the impact of human settlement. Several of the pieces also address the current concerns of global warming and environmental spoliation.”

Faculty in the News

Associate Professor and Co-Chair of Political Science Joan Hulse Thompson was quoted in The Intelligencer on Nov. 9 on incumbent Republican state Rep. Eugene McGill’s loss. She said McGill’s vote for the pay raise may have been enough to sink him, but other issues surrounding his campaign made matters worse. “It was a tough year for Republicans with good reputations,” Thompson said. “All Republicans are getting identified with Bush. This didn’t help.”

Professor and Executive Director of the MBA Thomas Brinker and W. Richard Sherman, J.D., LL.M., CPA, co-authored the first part of a two-part article “Capitalizing on Tax Benefits for Parents of Children with Special Needs,” which was published in the November 2006 issue of EP Magazine. Brinker and Sherman’s second part of this article will be published in the December issue of EP Magazine.

Dr. Marlene Archie, was re-quoted in an article in the Oct. 11 The Leader (Philadelphia). “Two heritages run in her family,” (Philadelphia, Pa.) about growing up black and Latino. Archie had preciously told The Leader that she explores the questions in a diversity course she teaches both at Temple and Arcadia and was quoting as saying, “We have so many students who don’t know that race is a social, not a biological, phenomena.” In her classes, Archie shows a PBS video that shows how we all have DNA and no traits that belong to a particular race.

Students in the News

Vanais Harrigan, a junior English major had been given an assignment by her Journalism I professor, Larry Atkins, to go out and get an interview and then submit it for publication. Since it was close to election time Harrigan walked into the Levittown offices of State Rep. Anthony Melio’s office and interviewed Melio. With Atkins encouragement she submitted her assignment and on Oct. 23 with her byline the Bucks County Times printed “From the mill to the dome: Amazing things can happen.”

Alumni in the News

John C. Rafferty Jr., who earned his Master’s of Art in Humanities in 1984, was listed in the Oct. 31 Reading Eagle as the incumbent for the State Senate race in the 44th District against Democrat Dan Weand. Rafferty retained his seat, as reported in the Nov. 9 Philadelphia Inquirer.

Joey Madia, a 1990 graduate, returned to Arcadia University as part of the Visiting Writers Series, as reported in The Intelligencer on Nov. 9. Since graduating from Arcadia, Madia has had a varied career as a teacher, director and writer, with a focus on social consciousness and responsibility.

The Burlington Country Times, Willingboro, N.J., reported on Oct. 15 that Lisa Kaczar Boyce, who graduated in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in Scientific Illustration, is now the Director of Interactive at Deardoff Associates, a Delaware advertising and public relations firm.

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, Gwen Coveny, University Relations Publication Coordinator, and Matthew Wolf, University Relations Publications Assistant. Web Producer: Sue Gettlin, University Relations Web Designer. Managing Editor: Lori Bauer, Director of University Relations.

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