September 11, 2007
Arcadia University Bulletin
September 11, 2007 A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events

Campus News

FYSAE Students Get London-Eye View

FYSAE students on the London Eye  
FYSAE students ride the London Eye. Photos by
Dr. Dennis Gallagher

Students in Arcadia’s First Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) are starting their college careers in London, England, Stirling, Scotland, and Limerick, Ireland. While they took part in the traditional orientation with other new students this fall at Arcadia, they also received another orientation once they landed in Great Britain.

FYSAE Program Officer Daniel Cassidy settled the London participants in with some classroom orientation at City University in London, where London students will take most of their classes. Then they headed into one of the world’s most diverse cities, visiting a fabulous Indian Temple in the morning and St. Paul's cathedral in the afternoon. “The day was intended to give students a picture of the great variety of religions and cultures in London,” notes Dr. Dennis Gallagher, who accompanied the students. He noted that many of the students climbed the 484 steps to the top of the cathedral.

The students’ in-country orientation also includes an introduction to their host cities’ culture and transportation, as well as a few days staying with a local family before starting classes. Once classes start, FYSAE students are enrolled in a total of 17 to 18 credits, including a cross-cultural connections course, English composition, and a minimum of three additional courses in the arts, humanities, social sciences or their major areas.

View photos from orientation in London and Edinburgh.

New Coordinators on the Move with Res Life

  Residence Life Area Coordinators
  Area Coordinators Donnelly, Luchko and Bickert.

One familiar face and two new ones are behind some of the excitement this year in residence life. Nick Luchko is now the Area Coordinator for students living in University-owned apartments. Breann M. Donnelly is the new Area Coordinator for the Castle, Kistler, and Thomas Halls. Laura L. Bickert is the Area Coordinator for Dilworth, Heinz, and Knight halls. Their approach to residence life—live it and love it!

Read more about Breann Donnelly and her Castle/Kistler/Thomas "Don't Miss" List.

Read more about Laura Bickert and her "Top 5 Things Not to Miss" in Dilworth/Heinz/Knight.

Apartment Life Focuses on Getting Involved

Arcadia Res Life Calendar  
Artwork from the new Apartment Calendar  

There are a number of things that are new in the University-owned apartments for this upcoming year. “We (myself and the apartment assistants) are really trying to emphasize community within the apartments and take a positive approach to every issue that might arise,” says Area Coordinator Nick Luchko. “We are working with Career Development, International Services and Alumni Affairs on programs within the apartments and trying to get the word out about what their offices have to offer our residents. We are working with Facilities to resolved issues in a more quick and efficient way.”

This year, Residence Hall Council sponsored new calendars for students in University-owned apartment that highlight all of the events in Athletics, Student Activities, Theatre and Residence Life. It is an exciting time to be a resident in the apartments! The calendar, which shows a giant machine taking in all there is to do this fall, was illustrated by Dan Sypolt, a junior from Hershy, Pa., who plays on the men’s soccer team.

Top 10 Things You Should Not Miss in the Apartments This Year.

Women’s Basketball Team Fund-Raiser Features Coach Martelli

The Arcadia University Women’s Basketball team hosts a dinner to benefit the Literacy Program of Philadelphia and the basketball team at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, at Grey Towers Castle on Arcadia’s campus. The keynote speaker is Phil Martelli, men’s basketball coach at St. Joseph’s University whose first book debuts in September.

The cost is $50 per ticket. To purchase a ticket, call Women’s Basketball Coach Shannon Howley at 215-572-2978, . Those in attendance could win a free youth clinic with the Arcadia Women’s Basketball team. A silent auction will be held with numerous items available. The wait staff will be composed of the AU basketball team.

Martelli’s book, Don't Call Me Coach: A Lesson Plan for Life, co-written with Harold Gullan, is scheduled for release Sept. 15 (Camino Books). In the book, Martelli passes on what he has learned from his own rich experience, which includes more than 30 years of coaching at the high school and college levels. One of America’s most colorful, outspoken, and successful coaches, Martelli compresses his three decades of experience into a 10-point “lesson plan for life,” a message addressed to teachers, parents, educators, and business executives—anyone who plays the role of coach in daily life.

upcoming events

Let's Go: Find out what's happening at Arcadia University

Arcadia Hosts Community Cinema, Sept. 12

Arcadia University Community CinemaArcadia University is pleased to announce the inauguration of its Community Cinema film series in partnership ITVS. Community Cinema is a monthly film screening showcasing the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens.

Arcadia University cordially invites community members to attend monthly free screenings and to participate in post-screening discussions about the independent documentary films that highlight timely and important social issues.

All films are free and open to the public. Screenings are followed by a panel discussion featuring guest speakers and/or Arcadia faculty, staff and/or students. Community Cinema will be held on Arcadia University’s campus at Murphy Hall in the Stiteler Auditorium from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The schedule of films for the fall includes:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 12, Please Vote for Me
  • Wednesday, Oct. 17, Miss Navajo
  • Thursday, Nov. 8, An Unreasonable Man (corrected)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 5, Mapping Stem Research: Terra Incognita (corrected)

For more information about the film series, visit

Men’s Lacrosse Looking for New Players, Sept. 13

Ever wanted to play lacrosse? Arcadia’s Men’s Lacrosse Club is looking for both new and experienced players. Led by Coach Lester Sdorow (also known as the Chair of the  Psychology Department), this year’s team is looking forward to a great season, and more students are invited to become a part of it. Practices for the 2007-08 season begin in the fall and continue throughout the winter, with competitive play beginning in the spring. Members need to provide their own equipment to participate. All those interested are invited to attend the team’s fall meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 9 p.m. in the Dilworth/Thomas blue lounge. For more information, contact Team President Stephen Choromanski at

Art Gallery's Other Islands Opens Sept. 13

The Arcadia University Art Gallery opens the 2007-08 season with Other Islands on Sept. 13. The recent video works by Sharon Hayes and Danielle Mericle explore political moments in history—the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago and colonial conquest. “The pairing of Hayes’ and Mericle’s video projects strives to open a unique space of reflection regarding our ability to experience, interpret, and respond to political history,” says Gallery Director Richard Torchia.

Other Islands: recent video works by Sharon Hayes and Danielle Mericle is on exhibit from Sept. 13 to Oct. 28. These two projects explore the relationship between history, memory, and representation. The exhibit is guest-curated by Nicholas Muellner. On Tuesday, Oct. 16, Arcadia presents a Conversation among Sharon Hayes, Danielle Mericle, and Nicholas Muellner 6:30 p.m. in Stiteler Auditorium. An opening reception follows immediately in the Gallery.

Faculty/Staff Talent Show

Student Programming Board will be sponsoring a Faculty/Staff Talent Show on Sunday, Oct. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Stiteler Auditorium. Tickets are $5 each, with all proceeds benefiting the winning act’s charity of choice. Each act must be approved by the Executive Board and must be between five and eight minutes long. Faculty and staff who would like to participate can fill out a Faculty/Staff Talent Show submission form and e-mail it to Fundraising Chair Megan Mullaney at Or leave a message for her with the necessary information at 215-572-4684. Responses will be accepted until Friday, Sept. 14.

Food, Arts, Music at Glenside Street Fair, Sept. 15

Glenside Street FairArcadia students, faculty and staff are invited to take in the 7th annual Glenside Street Fair on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fair along Easton Road at Glenside Avenue includes artists, crafters, a farmers’ market, a food court, street performers (including Arcadia’s Knight Club), sidewalk sales and live music. The fair is a Cheltenham Township Main Street Event. For more information, visit The rain date is Sunday, Sept. 16.

Blood Drive, Sept. 18, 19

One hour of a donor’s time at the blood drive could mean a lifetime for a hospital patient. The Physician Assistant Student Society is hosting a Blood Drive at Grey Towers Castle on Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Click here to view available times and to schedule a donation appointment.

Moving Meditation, Sept. 18

The Won Institute joins with the Wellness Services (Student Health Services and Counseling Services) to provide Moving Meditation again this semester, starting the week of Sept. 18 in the Library Gallery. Moving Mediation will be Tuesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. and Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This one-hour, bi-weekly program includes yoga and stretching, sitting meditation and moving meditation. The benefits of this free class include the following:

  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Relax tension in the mind and body
  • Achieve deep breathing through moving postures
  • Promote improvement in mental, physical and emotional well-being
  • Enhance balance in mind and body
  • Increase moment-to-moment awareness

For more information, contact Claire A. Washington, MSN, CRNP, Director of Student Health Services, 215-572-2844.

HIV Counseling and Testing, Sept. 20

Student Health Services is offering HIV counseling and testing the first Tuesday and third Thursday of each month. The next test date is Thursday, Sept. 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Claire A. Washington, Director of Student Health Services, 215-572-2844.

Rome Opportunity for Faculty, Staff

Alumni travel Program to RomeFaculty and staff are invited to join Arcadia alumni and friends in 2008 for an eight-day winter getaway to Rome. Part of the Arcadia University Alumni Travel Program, the trip offers a great deal and flexible sightseeing options. “You can pick what you want to do, either with the group, or on your own,” says Alumni Director Georgene Pilling ’04M. The Rome 8-Day Winter Getaway is Dec. 30, 2007, to Jan. 6, 2008, and costs $1,599 for double occupancy. Deposits are due by Sept. 21.

Lecture Series on Inspirational Feminist Psychologists

The Association for Women in Psychology, Philadelphia Chapter and the Arcadia University Department of Psychology present their 2007-08 lecture series. Dr. Sara J. Corse, Clinical Director at the Council for Relationships, will discuss Healing Relationships: Three Generations of Loss and Discovery, on Friday, Sept. 28. All lectures are held from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Landman Library University Gallery Room on the campus of Arcadia University.

Corse will address the Multigenerational aspects of the mother-daughter relationship during care-giving and grieving at the end of life. The potential for women in the “sandwich generation” to transform their relationships with their mothers and offer important lessons to the next generation will be discussed. Three paradoxes of family relationships will be explored: 1) liberating constraints: how we are freed by the bonds that connect us; 2) embracing impossibility: how we can activate new possibilities for relating to one another when we are emotionally present in the face of our inadequacies; and 3) spiraling into centeredness: how the loss of control can lead to a deeper sense of being grounded.

For more information on registration contact Carol Lyman at 215-572-4693.

Check the online Events Calendar at

sports update

Field Hockey Tops Bryn Mawr

Sunday proved to be a doubly victorious day for Arcadia as both Field Hockey and Women’s Soccer blanked Seven Sister schools Bryn Mawr College and Mount Holyoke College, with both teams pulling even on the year at 2-2 overall.

Following their 6-1 loss to Widener on Saturday, the Knights found their A-game on Sunday, Sept. 9, posting a 2-0 win at Bryn Mawr. First-year Chelsea St. Onge-May, junior midfielder Beth Harris and senior Devin Long posted weekend goals, with sophomore keeper Rachel Palis preserving Sunday’s shutout win with a huge point-blank save in the remaining minutes of play. The Knights host Neumann College on Monday, Sept. 17, at 4 p.m.

Women’s Soccer Bests Mount Holyoke

The Knights followed up Saturday’s 2-0 loss to Richard Stockton College with a convincing 4-0 win over Mount Holyoke College in the consolation match of the Drew University Fall Fest Invitational on Sunday. First-years Katie O'Malley and Janelle Jablonski scored a goal apiece while junior forward Sam Calhoun tallied two goals in the 4-0 affair. Senior keeper Michelle Leone picked up her first shutout of the year and saw her goals against average drop to 1.50 and her save percentage improve to .793. The Knights host Rutgers-Camden in their home opener on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 4 p.m.

Volleyball Beats Immaculata

Women’s Volleyball ended the week 1-2 and dropped to 3-4 overall on the year. First-years Natasha Wetten and Kimberly Lomas and junior Sam Schad continued their solid play in week two, leading the Knights to a 3-0 home victory over Immaculata University on Wednesday before the team dropped two on the road at the Cedar Crest College Tri-Match. The Knights took Ursinus to four games, winning game one before losing three straight for the 4-1 loss (30-25, 26-30, 30-32, 28-30), also taking Cedar Crest to four games (20-30, 28-30, 30-20, 19-30) where AU’s only win came in game three. Arcadia travels to Delaware Valley College on Wednesday before competing in the Penn State Berks Tournament on Saturday, Sept 15.

Double Overtime, 0-0, in Men’s Soccer

Men’s Soccer dropped to 0-3-1 on the year following a 1-0 loss to Washington College (Md.) on Saturday night. The Knights played to a 0-0 two-overtime draw mid-week in their home opener against Swarthmore College. Sophomore keeper Jeff Kratohwill racked up 200 minutes in net with only one goal allowed as his 0.45 GAA and .950 save percentage provide a solid last line of defense for the team. The Knights have a handful of injuries throughout their line-up and face a tough opponent on the road this Wednesday at #1 ranked York College before returning home to host Neumann College on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Doubles Team Wins in Third Set Tie-Breaker

Danielle Klim’s third set tie-breaker victory at #2 doubles highlighted Arcadia's 7-2 non-conference loss to the University of the Sciences on Thursday afternoon, as the Knights drop to 0-2 on the year. The team travels to Philadelphia University on Tuesday, Sept 11, before opening Freedom Conference play Saturday, Sept 15, at Manhattanville College.

Athletics news and schedules are available at

In the News

Students in the News

Arcadia sophomore Julie Bosak was in a commercial for VISA that won 1st place in an online contest. The commercial was produced by Drexel students, one of which was Zac Rubino, son of Cindy Rubino, Director of Community Services, who was the director and camera person. They also were featured on local NBC “10” Live and in several news articles as the $3000 winners. It’s a nice example of Arcadia theater student collaborating with Drexel’s film students. Click here to view clip (click on "First Prize: The Big Date"; Julie’s the “girlfriend.”)

Faculty in the News

Dr. Scott K. Stackhouse, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, was quoted in an article by Diana Olsen “Congress Injects New Life Into Stem Cell Legislation,” for Advance News Magazines for LPNs Issue date: Sept. 10, 2007. “Passing the 2007 act would open doors for more stem cell researchers and it would also open the door for human trials of stems cells,” says Dr. Stackhouse. He is the recipient of the 2005-2007 Stacy Anne Vitetta ’82 Award.

Alumni in the News

Shelly Lynn Chvotzkin ’98 has joined the North Dover OB/GYN Associates in Toms River, N.J. as reported in the Sept. 10 Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.). She completed a surgical internship and finished her OB/GYN residency through PCOM in hospitals in Philadelphia and South Jersey. She graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2002.

Publication Information

Contributors: Donna Whitlock '05, University Relations Administrative Assistant and Joy Zazzera, Athletics Sports Information Director. Photos: Joshua Blustein and Dennis Gallagher. Videos:i Janet Gala, University Relations. Web Producer: Sue Gettlin, Web Communications Manager and Assistant Director of University Relations. Managing Editor: Lori Bauer, Director of University Relations.

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