|October 2, 2007|
|October 2, 2007||A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events|
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Don’t Miss Fireworks Over Landman on Saturday
The Knight Sky will be filled with a dazzling display of fireworks on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Gather around the Kuch Field and Castle lawns for the fireworks, followed by a Rick Kelly concert in The Chat. Fall Fest ’07 combines Alumni Homecoming with traditional Family Weekend activities on Oct. 5-7. Students, their families and alumni are invited. For more information, visit www.arcadia.edu/fallfest. Landman Library will be closed from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, for Fall Fest events. The Library will reopen soon after the fireworks display and will be open regular hours on Sunday.
Four Home Contests Slated for Fall Fest Weekend
Family, friends and alumni will be treated to four home athletic contests, all Freedom Conference opponents, this Saturday, Oct. 6, for Fall Fest weekend. Beginning at noon on Kuch Field, women’s soccer kicks off a double-header with their conference opener against DeSales University, to be followed at 3 p.m. with men’s soccer, also against the Bulldogs of DeSales. At 1 p.m., women’s tennis hosts Wilkes University at the Weiss Tennis Courts, and field hockey will play DeSales at Blankley Field.
Power of Symbols Discussion Addresses Incivility
“The Power of Symbols,” sponsored by Hillel, is on Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Castle Rose Room from noon to 2 p.m. “This program is in response to not only the recent acts of incivility on campus, but also what has been going on in the news,” notes Charles Glass, President of Hillel. Participants will include Dr. Joan Thompson, Associate Professor of Political Science; Dr. John Noakes, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice; Dr. Ana Maria Garcia, Chair and Assistant Professor of Sociology; Dr. Jeff Shultz, Assistant Provost for Special Projects and Professor of Education; and Dr. Lathardus Goggins II, Associate Dean of Multicultural Affairs. Read more.
Muscia to Guide MBA with an International Perspective
Arcadia University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Anthony Muscia as the Executive Director of Arcadia’s MBA with an International Perspective degree program.
Working professionals and executives in Arcadia’s MBA program experience the global marketplace firsthand, spending one week abroad in an emerging country and one week learning in a developed economy. The accelerated program requires just one night a week at Arcadia's easy-to-access campus in metropolitan Philadelphia. Students study together as a cohort and complete the part-time program in just 18 to 20 months.
Muscia earned his doctorate in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University, his MBA from Western International University, and both his M.A. in Psychology and B.A. in Journalism/Advertising from Duquesne University. Muscia has more than 30 years of corporate experience in senior management positions, and he has owned and operated several small business ventures. He served as a consultant for the Arizona Small Business Development Center, and he has consulted and developed seminars and workshops for numerous government, academic, and corporate organizations. Muscia is a professional speaker and lecturer, and he has received several awards for excellence in teaching.
Now in Landman: Something Good to Read!
The Landman Library staff has responded to opinions expressed in a recent student focus group about the need for “something really good to read!” McNaughton Books, a division of Brodart Books, rents bestselling and popular fiction titles to academic and public libraries alike. Landman Library now maintains a core collection of 200 books that are added to each month with specially chosen titles. The Library also has begun adding to its permanent collection of “award winners,” which includes the Pulitzer, Man Booker, National Book Critics Circle and other prestigious awards. These books can be found on display directly across from the circulation desk. The McNaughton Collection, exclusively for faculty, staff and students, is a truly diverse collection of the best books in fiction and non-fiction. Even those with the most discriminating tastes will be hard pressed not to find something good to read!
Second Life Builders Wanted
Arcadia students are wanted to build an Arcadia presence in Second Life. Students with experience or interest in interior design, C++, and more and invited to inquire about work study positions in the Office of Enrollment Management. Contact Dan Yannuzzi at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Glenside Offers Food, Coffee and the Keswick
By Bridget Curtis ’08
It’s a lazy Saturday morning and, in an effort to rest up from another long week of classes, your only plans are staying in your room and relaxing. While staying on campus is one option, it may just be that you don’t know what’s out there. Arcadia students are actually in close proximity to tons of exciting food, fashion and fun (and no, I’m not just talking about Center City). As it turns out, there’s a host of fun things to do even closer, right in Arcadia’s backyard.
With Arcadia’s campus situated right in the heart of Glenside, many Arcadia students take advantage of the town’s shopping, coffee shops and great restaurants. Places like Rizzo’s Pizza and The Glenside Pub are perfect for attending to a hungry appetite, and small shops like The Irish Shop and Penny’s Flowers offer a variety of great gifts. If a little bit of entertainment is what you’re looking for, then look no further than the Keswick Theatre. Located just a short distance from campus in the center of Keswick Village, the theatre hosts plays, comedians and musical artists throughout the year and brings everything from local to nationally known acts to the area. Upcoming appearances include The Wallflowers on Oct. 19 and NBC-TV's "Last Comic Standing" National Tour on Oct. 25. Last Comic Standing features the new grand prize winner Jon Reep plus the top four finalists (Lavell Crawford, Gerry Dee, Amy Schumer and Philadelphia’s Ralph Harris Jr.) For more information on tickets and a full calendar of Keswick Theatre events, visit www.keswicktheatre.com.
So don’t spend your day off moseying around campus! Get out there and explore all that Arcadia’s surrounding towns have to offer. More things to do in next week’s Bulletin.
HIV Counseling and Testing, Oct. 2, 18
Revised schedule: Student Health Services is offering HIV counseling and testing once a month—the first Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon (Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4). Results are given on the third Thursday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. (Oct. 18, Nov. 15).
Filmmaker Donnie L. Betts, Oct. 3
Filmmaker Donnie L. Betts comes to Arcadia on Wednesday, Oct. 3, to talk about his film Music is My Life, Politic My Mistress: The Story of Oscar Brown, Jr. Betts’ film is a gripping portrait of the remarkable poet, singer, playwright, composer and social activist Oscar Brown Jr. Hear Betts from 7 to 9 p.m. in Brubaker 101. His appearance is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Black Awareness Society. For more information, contact Dr. Lathardus Goggins II, Associate Dean of Multicultural Affairs, at 215-572-4088.
What’s Up on Wednesdays, Oct. 3
On Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., and continuing each Wednesday through Nov. 7, in the first floor lobby of Boyer Hall, Arcadia’s departments of Psychology and Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice will host “What’s Up On Wednesdays.” These are information sessions for all undergraduate students who are looking to expand and explore more options in the areas of graduate study. Representatives from the following schools and programs will be on hand:
Knight Star Planning Meeting, Oct. 3
AU Knight Star is back and better than ever! Organizers of the event are beginning to plan the event, tentatively set for March 2008. AU Knight Star is an American Idol-like singing competition where all proceeds benefit a charity. This year they are working closely with their chosen charity to try to raise more than the $8,000 donated to Autism Speaks through last year’s event. The charity that will be receiving all of the money raised this year is the Eileen Stein Jacoby Fund (www.esjfund.com). This fund was established by Cheryl Herman in tribute to her beloved sister to support Breast Cancer research at Fox Chase Cancer Center. “If you are interested in helping to plan or fund raise for AU Knight Star 2008, please attend our General Interest Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 10 p.m. in the Dilworth/Thomas Blue Lounge. If you cannot attend but are still interested in helping out, please let us know,” says Caitlin Rooney (Caitlin.email@example.com).
Grad School: Explained! Oct. 3
Considering graduate school? Go through the application process and get answers to questions on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the University Gallery Room in Landman Library. This session is sponsored by the Office of Career Development.
Writers Return: Sunshine O’Donnell and Open Me, Oct. 3
Author Sunshine O’Donnell returns to Arcadia University on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Brubaker Hall, Room 204, as part of Arcadia’s Alumni Writers Return to Campus Series. Her first novel, Open Me, was recently selected for the Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” series. This event is free and open to the public. Copies of Open Me will be on sale, and a book signing follows the reading.
O’Donnell earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in English and Theatre Arts from Arcadia University in 1999. Open Me has received national acclaim. Publisher’s Weekly: “O’ Donnell’s prose is deft and accomplished” Knoxville Voice: “Feverishly beautiful and achingly sad…clean and smooth as a quiet stream, with images that linger long after the book is closed.” Open Me also was featured in Poets & Writers Magazine, Advance Magazine, Martha Stewart’s Body & Soul Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, RandomHouse.ca., Glimmertrain.com, and Maincoastnow.com. The Norton Anthology of Best Creative Nonfiction has published her essay, “Consumption.”
At the age of 5, O’Donnell knew that she wanted to be a writer. She was a journalist for the Northeast Times from 1994-99. Besides her work as a journalist, she is an award-winning poet and essayist and founded The Coffeehouse Project, an educational writing, arts and science program for under privileged children in Philadelphia and surrounding areas.
Fall Fest Football Challenge, Oct. 6
With the fall season comes Football! Come play, watch, eat and cheer as the GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) alumni come to campus for the second annual Flag Football game and Picnic. Challenge them at Fall Fest, Saturday, Oct. 6, 5 to 7 p.m. on the Blankley Field Hockey Field. Show the young alumni that they are not as young as they think! Contact Shana McGlinchey at 215-572-2098.
Team Presents Dinner with Phil Martelli, Oct. 8
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 was released in September.
The cost is $50 per ticket. To purchase tickets, call Women’s Basketball Coach Shannon Howley at 215-572-2978, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
In Martelli’s book, Don't Call Me Coach: A Lesson Plan for Life, co-written with Harold Gullan, he recounts what he has learned from 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.
Teaching Real-World Statistics, Oct. 9
The Internet is a treasure trove of relevant, interesting data, and with the “drop and drag” capabilities of dynamic statistics software such as Fathom, incorporating real-world data into the mathematics curriculum has never been easier. Ruth Carver, Chair of Mathematics at Germantown Academy, talks about “Enlivening the Teaching of Statistics Using Real-World Data” on Tuesday, Oct. 9, as part of the University Colloquium Series, in Grey Towers Castle Rose and Mirror Rooms, with a reception at 7 p.m. and lecture at 7:30 p.m. She will demonstrate using sensors to collect student-generated data, creating and analyzing Web-based surveys, and mining the Internet for data sets through which students can learn the principles of mathematical modeling. Carver is past president of Association of Teachers of Mathematics of Philadelphia and Vicinity and co-founder of Philadelphia Area Statistics Teachers Association. All colloquia are free and open to the public.
Ally Training, Oct. 10
Ally Training is for anyone in the Arcadia community who is committed to the treatment of all people, regardless of sexual orientation, with dignity and respect. Allies are committed to creating a safe space for everyone within the Arcadia University community and being leaders for human rights, civil liberties, and the ability of all people to live freely and happily. To reserve a place in the training, contact Dr. Lathardus Goggins II, Associate Dean of Multicultural Affairs, at 215-572-4088. The training is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and provided by the Bryson Institute. Training will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Castle Conference Room.
Fall Health Fair, Oct. 11
The Fall Health Fair is Thursday, Oct. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Walk of Pride, outside the Dining Complex. Join more than 15 local organizations, including Arcadia’s Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy students, providing blood pressure screenings, hearing and vision testing, HIV counseling and testing, and other great health information. The Won Institute will provide a Tai Chi demonstration from noon to 1 p.m. by Rev. Song, and members from the Acupuncture program will provide information. This Wellness event is open to the entire University community and sponsored by Student Health Services.
Mental Health Screenings, Starting Oct. 11
In honor of National Depression Screening Day on Oct. 11, Counseling Services is offering four times and place for people to get a screening for depression, anxiety, other mood disorders, eating disorders, relationship difficulties and substance abuse:
Books and Bytes: Something for Everyone, Oct. 11
The Office of Information Technology and Landman Library team up to present their annual information fair, “Books and Bytes: Something for Everyone!” on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 2 to 5 p.m. in Landman Library. Still on the cutting edge and raising the bar, the joint department will showcase new services for students, faculty and staff, including McNaughton Books, e-portfolio, document imaging, Arcadia Campus Wi-Fi, Wimba and the addition of 16 new computers in the reference commons. Food, snacks and refreshments will be served, and staff will be on hand to both demonstrate the new technologies and answer questions about services. “We’ll have assorted giveaways, and every 15 minutes we will draw the names of three winners of a flash drive,” says Param Bedi, Vice President for Technology and CIO. “Come out and see what all the buzz is about!”
Practice GRE, GMAT, LSAT and MCAT Tests, Oct. 13
Kaplan Testing will be on campus Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to offer practice tests for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT and MCAT. The give back date is Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Brubaker 201. Please register with Career Development by Wednesday, Oct. 10, by calling 215-572-2939, stopping by the office in Knight Hall, Room 133 or e-mailing the following information to email@example.com: first and last name, e-mail address, phone number and campus mailing address.
Conversation with Artists, Oct. 16
On Tuesday, Oct. 16, Arcadia presents a Conversation among Other Island exhibitors Sharon Hayes and Danielle Mericle and curator Nicholas Muellner at 6:30 p.m. in Stiteler Auditorium in Murphy Hall. A reception follows immediately in the Art Gallery. Other Islands is on exhibit through Oct. 28. These two projects explore the relationship between history, memory, and representation. Hayes’ 10 Minutes of Collective Activity (2003) documents an audience of 22 people watching footage from the 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention. Audible but not visible is the television news coverage of Sen. Abraham Ribicoff's dramatic nominating speech for anti-war candidate George McGovern—and the ire it created in the convention audience—on a day when the National Guard and Chicago police clashed with protestors outside the convention hall. “Filmed in the month that U.S. forces invaded Iraq, Hayes’ piece employs the frame of history to provoke questions about our own political moment,” says Gallery Director Dick Torchia. Visit www.arcadia.edu/gallery for more information.
Bookstore Closes for Inventory, Oct. 22 to 23
The Arcadia University Bookstore will be closed Oct. 22 and 23 for inventory. The bookstore will reopen on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 9 a.m., notes Store Manager Meg Lavan.
Check the online Events Calendar at http://calendar.arcadia.edu.
‘God and Science’ Dialogue Features Speaker, Movie
The University’s Distinguished Speakers Series presents Dr. Andrew Newberg on “God, Science and the Origin of Ordinary and Extraordinary Beliefs” on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Stiteler Auditorium in Murphy Hall. Newberg is on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Why God Won’t Go Away and Why We Believe What We Believe.
“I am excited about this program,” says John Luetzow, Adjunct Professor of Religion. “The debate between science and religion is now very heated and contentious. Recent authors such as Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris have challenged the value of religion and faith. Fundamentalist movements are impacting our lives all over the world. Voices from these movements challenge the ultimate validity of science. In the midst of this cultural conflict, Dr. Newberg offers a fresh perspective. As a neuroscientist, he uses methodologies such as SPECT brain imaging to study the impact of religious practices on the brain. Thus far, he has studied Buddhist monks in meditation, Carmelite nuns in contemplative prayer, and charismatics speaking in tongues. The results of these studies are fascinating.” Read more on Newberg at www.arcadia.edu/speaker.
Several special events are built around the Distinguished Speaker event. A Town Meeting Discussion will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in The Chat. The meeting, sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religion and funded by a grant from the Presbyterian Church USA, provides an opportunity to continue the discussion on religion and science. The program will be based upon the movie, What the Bleep Do We Know. There will be number of showings of the movie in The Chat. “We plan to use a town meeting style in which designated faculty members from Arcadia will address the issues raised by selected scenes from the movie. There will be opportunities from members of the college community, especially students, to ask questions and to respond to the movie.
I encourage faculty and students to attend these programs,” adds Luetzow.
The Fall of the Earth Planning Begins
A group composed of faculty, staff, administration, and students has begun to meet to plan an initiative called the Fall of the Earth. Its purpose is to saturate the campus during Fall 2008 with information regarding the state of the environment and to encourage practices that promote sustainability. “Individuals from all sectors of the campus community, staff, students, administration and faculty, are encouraged to join us,” notes Jeff Shultz, Assistant Provost for Special Projects. “In addition, for the kick-off of the new curriculum, we are encouraging faculty who are interested in these issues to plan first-year seminars that include material related to these concerns.” For more information, e-mail Shultz.
Calhoun, Conrad Named Players of the Week
Samantha Calhoun, a junior on the women’s soccer team, and Kristen Conrad, a junior field hockey player, have been named as Freedom Conference Players of the Week and Knights of the Week.
Women’s Soccer Unbeaten in Nine
First-year Stephanie Edson’s second half goal stood as the game winner in Wednesday’s 1-0 home win over Neumann College. On Saturday, the Knights fell behind twice at Cabrini College, but junior forward Sam Calhoun netted two tying goals and the game winner on a penalty kick in the 70th minute to lift the Knights over the Cavaliers 3-2.
Senior net-minder Michelle Leone posted her fourth shutout of the season and made three saves in 180 minutes in goal. In 11 games, last week’s Freedom Conference Goalie of the Week is sporting a 1.07 goals against average.
The Knights will round out their three-game tour of their former conference (PAC) when they travel to Alvernia College (4-5 / 2-3 PAC) on Wednesday, Oct. 3.
Veteran Play Highlights the Week in Field Hockey
Junior forward Kristin Conrad, the Knights’ top returning scorer from 2006, entered the week with just one point, but by week’s end tacked on six more to help the Knights to a 1-2 week in non-conference play. While the team opened the week with a 3-0 loss to Philadelphia University, a trio of veterans tallied two tying goals and the game winner with four minutes to play to help give the Knights their first home victory of the 2007 campaign in Thursday’s 3-2 upset over visiting Albright College.
With the Knights down a goal to Albright in the first half, first-year Kerry Sutter picked up her first collegiate assist when she found Devin Long for her team-leading fifth goal of the season to settle the score by halftime at one apiece. Albright tacked on a goal to regain the 2-1 advantage until the junior duo of Beth Harris and Conrad connected for the next six points, yielding a win for the Knights.
The Knights closed out the week with a 4-3 loss at Cabrini on Saturday. Conrad scored twice for Arcadia, and Harris added the third. Sophomore keeper Brittany Rasmussen went 1-1 on the week, while classmate Rachel Palis took the loss at Cabrini.
Volleyball Upsets King’s College
The Knights posted a huge 3-1 Freedom Conference win at King’s on Wednesday to improve to third place in the conference standings. The win was flanked by a 3-0 non-conference loss at Cabrini College on Friday evening as the Knights stand at 9-8 overall and 2-1 in Freedom play this season.
Senior setter Maci Mascall dished out 43 assists in the team’s 3-1 win at King’s. Mascall has accumulated 363 assists and 38 service aces to lead the Knights this season. Other top performers in the King’s match included Kim Lomas, who combined one block with a team-high 17 kills to hit .355, and Sam Schad, who put up nine kills and four digs. Natasha Wetten has a block with 17 digs, and Christina DiMichelle contributed a team-high 19 digs.
Arcadia is off until the weekend when the team travels to non-conference Philadelphia Biblical University. Freedom play resumes on Oct. 10 when the team hosts second place FDU-Florham.
Women’s Tennis Nabs Another Freedom Win
The Knights sandwiched the week’s only win, 5-4 over Freedom Conference opponent FDU-Florham, around two 9-0 non-conference losses against Philadelphia University and Cabrini College. The conference victory places the team (3-6 / 1-2 Freedom) in a tie for fourth in the standings with King’s (1-2 Freedom).
Helping the Knights in the victory were #2 doubles partners sophomores Cory Mazen and Danielle Klim (8-1) and senior Brittany McCall and sophomore Jennifer Cardinale in the #3 slot (8-3). They gave the Knights the early 2-1 advantage heading into singles play.
The two teams spilt even and odd singles match-ups. At #1 FDU’s Leslee Johnson defeated Mazen 3-6, 0-6. Meg Koenig needed three sets to earn the point at #2 as the Knight's Irina Samson took game one 6-4 before Koenig won 6-2 and 5-10 in the tie breaker. FDU escaped with the final point at #5 singles with McCall winning set one 6-3, losing set two, 3-6, and dropping the tie breaker, 2-10, to FDU’s Katrina Musto. Klim notched a win at #2 singles 6-2, 6-3, junior Sara Lapp at #4 singles, and sophomore Kristen Paula 6-4, 6-4 at #6.
Looking ahead, the Knights have two tough Freedom conference match-ups this week as they travel to DeSales (5-3 / 2-1 Freedom) on Oct.2 and host Wilkes (9-1 / 3-0 Freedom) on Saturday, Oct.7, at 1 p.m.
Men’s Soccer Have Sights on Conference Play
Men’s soccer tried for the team’s first win of the season but came up empty-handed in two non-conference losses last week, dropping their record to 0-8-2 on the year with a 4-2 loss at Philadelphia Bible and a 2-0 loss at Elizabethtown.
First-years Jeremie Sumpman and Joe Clementi notched the team’s sole tallies of the week in the 4-2 loss at Philadelphia Biblical University on Tuesday. The two lead the team in scoring, Sumpman with four points and Clementi with three. Sophomore net-minder Jeff Kratohwill made nine saves and allowed six goals in 180 minutes in net for the Knights.
The men’s soccer team kicks off Freedom Conference play on Saturday, Oct. 6, of Fall Fest Weekend with DeSales University visiting Glenside.
Athletics news and schedules are available at www.arcadia.edu/athletics.
Alumni in the news
Paul Elwork, who earned his Master of Arts in English in 2004, has published his first novel, The Tea House. The book was part of a culminating project in completing his degree at Arcadia, under the guidance of Dr. Richard Wertime, Professor of English and Director of the M.A.E. program. The Tea House is available for purchase at www.casperianbooks.com. Other works by Elwork have appeared in Edifice Wrecked, Johnny America, All Hallows: Journal of the Ghost Story Society, the Quiet Feather, and other journals. For more information and links, visit www.paulelwork.com.
Contributors: Donna Whitlock '05, University Relations Administrative Assistant and Joy Zazzera, Athletics Sports Information Director. Photos: Joshua Blustein. Videos: 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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