November 21, 2006
Arcadia University Bulletin
November 21, 2006 A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events

Campus News

Walk of Pride in Autumn
Alumni Walk of Pride and Grey Towers Castle on a November afternoon.

Check the Closet for Coats to Donate

Habitat for HumanityBeginning Monday, Nov. 27, and running until Friday, Dec. 8, Arcadia’s campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity will run a coat drive on campus. Collection bins will be placed in the following locations: in The Chat, outside the Bookstore, in the lobby of the Castle, and in the Community Service Office in Knight Hall. “We are asking that over Thanksgiving Break, you look for any winter apparel, including coats, scarves, hats and gloves, to donate for a local shelter,” says Jessica Miller, a student with Habitat. “Check your own house and ask family and friends. Thank you!”

What GPA is Required to Keep Aid?

Just a reminder that full-time undergraduates receiving Arcadia University grants or merit scholarships must maintain a cumulative GPA of a 1.75 as a first-year student, or a cumulative GPA of a 2.0 as an upperclassman, to have their financial aid renewed from year to year. Additionally, PHEAA State Grant recipients receiving full-time state grant awards must be sure they successfully complete a total of 24 credits per academic year. Students with questions on academic progress guidelines as they relate to financial aid are encouraged to contact the Office of Enrollment Management at 215-572-2980.

Arcadia Partners with McCloskey School

Arcadia judges at McCloskey Elementary School
Arcadia Education student judges Jean Gregory, Melanie Evans, Mike Henry, Sarah Ingram,
Brandon Hanson, Shera Wack, and Wendy Rhode with winning McCloskey student posters.

A new partnership between Arcadia University and McCloskey Elementary School in Mt. Airy benefits both students and pupils and shows how a small grant can lead to a big collaboration. Arcadia student-teachers are getting classroom experience. McCloskey teachers can use mini-grants to develop enrichment units. And Arcadia faculty are providing behavioral support workshops. In an unexpected turn, some talented McCloskey students are now getting special art classes.

Some of the most dynamic collaborations are emerging from the service learning portion of the $20,000 Philadelphia Education Fund grant. McCloskey pupils created posters depicting the McCloskey school environment. The entries were hung in the Education Department in Taylor Hall and judged by Arcadia students and faculty. The elementary school winners earned a visit to Arcadia.

Arcadia also sponsored two clean-up days at the McCloskey School on Nov. 6 and 9, with McCloskey pupils and Arcadia students raking and sweeping the play area and yard in the front of the school. As a result of the clean-up day and the interaction between the McCloskey students and volunteers, Sarah Ingram and Jessica Kovach volunteered to run an art class for McCloskey students every Friday morning. Ingram, who participated in the judging of the poster contest, had recognized a great deal of artistic talent in the McCloskey posters and was surprised to find out that McCloskey had no art classes. After interacting with some of the McCloskey students on the first clean-up day, she and Kovach decided that they could contribute their time to help develop the skills of the McCloskey students interested in art. Read more.

IPCR Students Deliver Books to Tanzania

Books for TanzaniaThe Miracle Corners Community Center in Arusha, Tanzania, is interested in promoting English literacy for the entire community—young and old. They have limited resources, so Dr. Bette Goldstone, Professor of Education, created a book list, and International Peace and Conflict Resolution students took the books to Tanzania.

“We decided to order two of each book so that people could read together. We started with picture books and fiction. They are beautifully illustrated and well-written,” says Bette Goldstone, Professor of Education. “Readers,” which promote phonics and sight words, will be sent at a later date.”

Learn more about East Africa: 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, Nov. 29

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. RSVP to Anna Wagner (215-572-4009) by Nov. 15. Food will be provided.

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 

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 is 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.

Nominate a Staff Member for Peer Recognition

“Have you noticed a staff member with an extraordinary work ethic? Do they consistently go above and beyond? Have they overcome obstacles? Do they deserve recognition?” asks Valerie Ashton, Staff Council Peer Recognition Coordinator. “If so, nominate them for a Peer Recognition Award!” All nominees receive a certificate and a personalized letter. Those nominated before Nov. 28 are eligible for a drawing to win one of three gift cards at the Staff Assembly meeting! This is just another way to show appreciation to those who do extraordinary work for Arcadia. To nominate someone for a Peer Recognition Award, e-mail Ashton at

Women’s Team Collecting Toys, Selling 76ers Tickets

Like to help others? Want to make Christmas special for a local family? Then be a part of the Women’s Basketball Toy Drive! The women’s basketball team will be collecting new toys to give to Samuel Dalembert’s Toy Drive at the Philadelphia 76ers home game on Dec. 3 against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Boxes for collection will be located outside the Dining Hall, on the first floor of Boyer, in Knight Hall and on the second floor of Brubaker. All toys collected will be donated to Toys for Tots in partnership with the U.S. Marines. Attend the game with friends and get a chance to meet 76er Samuel Dalembert after the game. The women’s basketball team is selling tickets to the game to raise money for their team. To purchase tickets, contact women’s team members or send an e-mail to: Tickets range in price from $14 to $63.

mitten treeDining Services Hosts Mitten Tree for Children

Dining Services will be hosting a Mitten Tree. Donate any new or handmade mittens, hats, gloves or scarves to help “decorate” the tree. All donations will be delivered to St. Mary’s Villa for Children on Dec. 20.

Emma Jarman, Former Acquisitions Assistant

The University community is saddened to learn of the passing of Emma Jarman, a retiree of Arcadia, who worked as an Acquisitions Assistant in the Library. She passed away on Nov. 16. Relatives and friends are invited to her Memorial Service on Monday, Nov. 27, at 11 a.m. at Craft of Erdenheim, 814 Bethlehem Pike. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be directed to: Pennsylvania Questers, c/o Irene Dickinson, 2075 Allentown Road, Hatfield, PA 19440.

Upcoming Events

Prizes, New Faces Guaranteed at Staff Assembly, Nov. 28

Staff Council EventPrizes, refreshments, new faces and information are all guaranteed at the Staff Assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 10 to 11: 15 a.m. in the Castle Rose Room. Come meet and mingle with the many new staff members who have joined Arcadia University. Listen to the exciting things that are happening on campus from President Jerry Greiner and additional speakers from Enrollment Management, the Center for Education Abroad and Multicultural Affairs. All staff are welcome and encouraged to attend! For more information, contact Andrew Johnson (ext. 2520).

Colloquium: CSI Effect on Nov. 28

Larry A. Presley, Assistant Professor and Director of Arcadia’s Forensic Science program will present The CSI Effect on Tuesday, Nov. 28. 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? 

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 Studies at 215-572-2877. Upcoming presentations:

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

Staff Council EventJoin 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.

Kick Off Finals With Midnight Breakfast, Dec. 12

Hungry for some entertainment? Midnight Breakfast will be served to students by Arcadia’s faculty and staff. It’s a great way to kick off finals week! Midnight Breakfast is served in the Dining Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The menu includes scrambled eggs, bacon, turkey sausage, French toast, fried potatoes, two hot cereals, fresh fruit, and a waffle station.

Save the Date—Hal Stewart Retirement, Jan. 13

After 38 years of dedicated service and innumerable contributions to Arcadia University, Hal Stewart will be retiring as Registrar in January of 2007. A retirement celebration for him is Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, beginning at 5 p.m., in the Dining Complex. More details regarding the celebration will be forthcoming in December.

More events can be found on the Events Calendar.

sports update

Women’s Basketball Home Opener Tonight

(0-2 Overall) The Knights opened the 2006-07 hoops season as one of four teams in the St. Mary's College (MD) Seahawk Tipoff Tournament, losing to the host school on Friday evening, 61-52. The Knights were led by first-year Kim Milligan who dropped in 12 points and dishes out a game high 5 assists in her Arcadia debut. First-year Ashley Heakins also made her debut on the hardwood netting 10 points while senior Katie Lynch helped AU on both ends with 8 points and 9 rebound before she was forced to exit the game with her fifth foul with ten minutes remaining in the game.  

The Knights found themselves down 16 in the second half before they made a push to attempt a comeback. They got as close to within 2 and with 2:39 remaining in the game, the Knights missed a contested layup that would have tied the game at 52. St. Mary's went on to outscore the Knights 9-3 the rest of the way to take the game 61-52. With the loss, the Knights faced William Paterson in Saturday’s consolation game.

William Paterson pulled out the nine point victory, 64-53, despite an All Tournament team performance by Lynch. 

The senior forward notched her first double-double of the year rattling home 12 points and pulling down an impressive 19 rebounds, to earn All Tournament team honors. Milligan scored in double digits for the second straight game, earning a team high 15 points with 5 boards.

The team returns to action this evening, Tuesday, November 21 in their home opener hosting Philadelphia Bible at 7 pm.

Men’s Basketball's Brown Earns All Tournament Selection

(0-2) Finish 4th at Muhlenberg's Scotty Wood Tournament
The Knights finished 0-2 at this weekend's Scotty Wood Tip Off Tournament at Muhlenberg College where they faced Stevens Tech on Friday evening, losing 59-54 and Rensselaer on Saturday, losing at the buzzer 57-55. The Knights earned one selection to the All Tournament Team in junior Kevin Brown who finished the tournament with 23 points, 4 rebounds, 8 assists, and 4 steals.

In Friday's opening game, the Knights held a one point lead at the half but were outscored by Stevens 35-29 in the second half, including a 7-1 run by Stevens in the last 1:22 of regulation. Senior Dave Boettcher and sophmore Bobby Mulholland led the Knights in scoring with 14 points apiece with 6 and 7 rebounds respectively.

On Saturday, Rensselaer dropped in a bucket at the buzzer to pull out the 2-point win over AU, 57-55. AU battled back after being down at the half and outscored Rensselaer 29-26 in the second half but Sam Simmons hit a 16 foot jumper at the buzzer to win the game for Rennsalear. Brown led the Knights with his game high 17 points, while Mulholland added 13 with 5 boards and 3 assists.

The Knights will look for their first win at Swarthmore on Tuesday, 11/21 with tip off set for 7:30 pm.

Men’s and Women’s Swimming Shine Despite Losses

(Men: 0-3 Women: 0-3) Arcadia hosted Penn State Altoona and Gallaudett University in their first home meet of the season on Sunday afternoon. The three teams swam the double dual meet in front of a packed crowd in Lenox pool with the Arcadia men and women taking home their second and third losses of the season. 

Despite both teams 0-3 records, Arcadia placed first in 6 events and had 4 personal best times as the team continues to improve. 

Junior Michelle McCandless has an outstanding day for the Knights, winning all 3 of her events. She swam the 200 Free in 2:10.77, the 50 Free in 27.50 and the 100 Free in 59.70. First-year Christine Dell outlasted her competitors in the lengthy 1000 Free with a time of 12:23.11 and took home first in the 100 Fly in 1:09. Senior Bethany Hanlon set a personal best in the 100 Breast with her time of 1:28.36 and first-year Rebecca Wenner's time of 1:03.8 in the 100 Free was good enough for a personal best.

On the men's side, first-year Steven Neafsey swam the 100 Fly in a personal best time of 1:02.75 while Chris Nappi's time of 1:12.50 in the 100 Free was his personal best in that event.  LJ Morgan was the lone winner for Arcadia's men with his time of 1:04.91 in the 100 Back.

The team will return to action following Thanksgiving break on December 2 at William Paterson.


Joy Zazzera, Sports Information Director, and James Adams, Associate Controller in the Business Office, were incorrectly identified in last week’s Bulletin. The Bulletin staff regrets the error.

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. Web Producer: Sue Gettlin, University Relations Web Designer. Managing Editor: Lori Bauer, Director of University Relations.

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