October 9, 2007
Arcadia University Bulletin
October 9, 2007 A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events

Campus News

‘God and Science’ Dialogue Features Speaker, Movie

Dr. Andrew NewbergThe 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.

Global Curriculum Dismantles the Divide

Diversity and Democracy
Students convene beneath a French flag on Arcadia's campus.

In the most recent issue of Diversity and Democracy, several Arcadia faculty members and administrators describe their quest for educational bridges that would cross diverse, multicultural divides and the solutions they found through a wide lens view of the world. Dr. Jeffrey Shultz, Assistant Provost and Professor of Education, Dr. Ellen Skilton-Sylvester, Associate Professor of Education and Director of Global Communications, and Dr. Norah P. Shultz, Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Education, describe Arcadia’s creation of a new undergraduate curriculum in the article, “Exploring Global Connections: Dismantling the International/Multicultural Divide.” Dr. Ana Maria Garcia, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, wrote a personal reflection on “Expanding the Definition of Multiculturalism.”

 “In crafting our reformed curriculum, we hoped to dismantle divisions between ‘us’ and ‘them,’ between international and domestic. We wanted to bring the U.S. into conversation with the rest of the world and fully prepare our students to engage as global citizens.... The new curriculum also requires students to engage in a global connections experience—an encounter with a cultural context different from the one in which they grew up,” they write. “By viewing the world through the lenses of interconnection, interdependency, and inequity, our students will begin to understand their role in the creation of a better and more equitable world.” Diversity and Democracy is an online publication of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Click here to read their article.

Scholarships Available for Science Majors

Students with sophomore or junior class standing who are interested in a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering are invited to apply to the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. All applicants must be nominated by Arcadia University, so interested students are encouraged to speak with Dr. John Hoffman (hoffman@arcadia.edu) as soon as possible. The scholarship award covers educational expenses up to a maximum of $7,500 per year. Junior scholarship recipients can expect to receive a maximum of two years of support, while senior scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of one year of support. The deadline for submission of the application is Jan. 31, 2008.

Items Needed for Community Service Rummage Sale

Arcadia University is sponsoring a Rummage Sale to benefit community service trips. In the last two years, more than 75 Arcadia students, faculty and staff volunteers have traveled to the Gulf Coast region to help rebuild areas devastated by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Any donations of clothing, toys, small appliances, music, books, etc would be greatly appreciated. All donations can be dropped off before Monday, Oct. 15, in the bins under the Knight Hall arch. The sale will be held on Friday, Oct. 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the greenhouse on the corner of Waverly and Church roads. For more information, contact the Community Service Office at 215-572-4000 or e-mail rubino@arcadia.edu.

Campus Achievement Award

Full-time undergraduate students who are involved on campus are encouraged to apply for the Campus Achievement Awards. Students must demonstrate service and leadership on Arcadia’s campus or in the local community, have financial need and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above. The deadline to apply is Nov. 1 for consideration for the Spring 2008 semester. Click here for an application.

Get Away—to Jenkintown Shops, Hiway Theatre

By Bridget Curtis ’08

Jenkintown, PennsylvaniaNot far from Glenside is another small town boasting enough great food, shopping and entertainment to make you a frequent visitor. Jenkintown, situated along Old York Road, is home to a variety of shops, boutiques and restaurants that are sure to spark your interest. Shops such as Trademark Boutique, Final Boarding and Alleghany Art offer hard-to-find merchandise not found anywhere else, while better known venues like Barnes and Noble and Old Navy are around as well. If you’re looking for a bite to eat, why not try out the eclectic atmosphere of The Fig Café, Jenkintown’s very own hookah bar, or The Drake Tavern, a great place to catch the latest Eagles’ game. The town also has a yoga studio, Shakti Yoga, with daily lessons from certified instructors as well as Velvet Sky Bakery, specializing in unique cakes and delicious cupcakes for those looking to indulge. For a full list of restaurants, shops and upcoming events, check out Jenkintown’s website at www.jenkintown.net.

One of Jenkintown’s biggest draws is the recently renovated Hiway Theatre, a non-profit, community-owned movie theatre that has been around since 1913. Showing new, old and hard-to-find films, the theatre recently underwent a complete makeover for added comfort and enhanced viewing. The theatre also holds a variety of special series, most recently a Hitchcock film fest, which are interesting alternatives to recent releases. What’s more, by becoming a member, you can see a film for as low as $5! For more information on show times, memberships and more visit www.hiwaytheatre.org.

So don’t spend your day off moseying around campus! Get out there and explore all that Arcadia’s surrounding towns have to offer.

Flu Vaccine Available at Student Health Services

The influenza (flu) vaccine is available at Student Health Services at the cost of $5 for students and $20 for staff and faculty. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. – noon and 3 – 4 p.m. daily. For more information, call 215-572-2844.

upcoming events

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

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.

Race Matters: Strangers in a Strange Land, Oct. 10

Race Matters, a Campus-Wide Discussion on Race, presents “Strangers in a Strange Land: International Professors Talk About Living and Working in the United States” on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 12:15 p.m. in the Kuch Hospitality Suite. The campus community is invited, and lunch is provided. The discussion features Foram Bhukhanwala, Department of Education, Jose Dieudonne, Information Technology, and Yanxia Jia, Computer Science. Race Matters is sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, the Office of Student Affairs, and the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies. For more information, contact John Noakes, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, 215-572-2897.

What’s Up on Wednesdays, Oct. 10

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, 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:

  • Oct. 10, Drexel University, Creative Arts in Therapy
  • Oct. 17, Bryn Mawr College, School of Social Work and Social Research
  • Oct. 24, University of the Sciences, Master of Science in Health Policy, Master of Science in Biomedical Writing, Master of Science in Health Psychology and Master of Occupational Therapy
  • Nov. 7, LaSalle University, Master of Art in Clinical Counseling

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 PEERS, Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy students. Screenings include blood pressure, body fat analysis, HIV counseling and testing, a physical challenge and other great health information. Of note:

  • The Philadelphia College of Optometry will provide a vision screening and a hearing screening will take place in the Heinz Hall lobby by the Pennsylvania Ear Institute.
  • 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.

National Depression Screening Day, Oct. 11

In honor of National Depression Screening Day on Oct. 11, Counseling Services is offering four times and places for people to get a screening for depression, anxiety, other mood disorders, eating disorders, relationship difficulties and substance abuse: 

  • Thurs., Oct. 11, from 11 a.m. to noon at Health Fair
  • Mon., Oct. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Heinz Lobby
  • Tues., Oct. 16, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Commuter Lounge
  • Thurs., Oct. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. on the Castle Landing

An online contest—a 10-question suicide quiz to acquaint the campus with the Ulifeline Resource available on campus, began Oct. 8. The deadline for entries is Oct. 18.

Traveling Chefs, International Flavors, Oct. 11

Stop by for lunch at the Dining Hall on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for Parkhurst’s Traveling Chefs. Three visiting chefs, as well as Arcadia’s own Chef John Crafton, will present flavors from around the world in the return of last year’s favorite event! Featured recipes include the following:

  • India: Dahi Ki Dal (split pea and yogurt soup)
  • Thailand: Pad Thai
  • Morocco: Spicy Couscous
  • Brazil: Picandinho de Porco (minced pork)

Books and Bytes: Something for Everyone, Oct. 11

Library Books and BytesThe 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 careerservices@arcadia.edu: first and last name, e-mail address, phone number and campus mailing address.

Careers in Student Affairs Night, Oct. 16

“Think you might enjoy working in a college environment?,” asks Mike Hertel, Director of Career Development. “Connect with Student Affairs professionals and former Arcadia students currently enrolled in Student Affairs graduate programs and get the inside scoop on the Student Affairs career field!” Careers in Student Affairs Night is Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the University Gallery Room in Landman Library.

Conversation with Artists, Oct. 16

Other Islands at the Arcdia University Art Gallery
Still from television footage, photograph by Sharon Hayes (at left). Baroda Picture Gallery, 19th-Century European Room (A Mix of Originals and Copies), photograph by Danielle Mericle (right).

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.

Internship and Job Fair, Oct. 23

“Does your major require an internship for academic credit? Do you want to explore career options and gain relevant experience? Are you currently seeking employment? If an internship or job is in your future, mark your calendar for Career Development’s Internship and Job Fair,” says Mike Hertel, Director of Career Development. The Internship and Job Fair is Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. in The Chat Performance Area. “Whether you are a first-year student or senior, the fair offers a chance to network with a range of employers seeking Arcadia students for a wide variety of positions.”

Plan on attending? “Bring several copies of your resume, a professional and enthusiastic attitude, and dress in business casual attire,” adds Hertel. Click here for a complete listing of companies, positions and preferred majors. For more information, contact Career Development at 215-572-2939, careerservices@arcadia.edu, or stop by Knight Hall, Room 133.

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.

campus happenings

Students Enjoy Block Party, Career ‘Advice’

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Scenes from the Career Development Block Party. Click on an image to enlarge.

The Career Development Block Party was a big hit on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Students enjoyed the cookout behind Knight Hall and danced to music provided by DJ Nick Luchko. Some even shoot hoops with the Sixers’ organization. Students also got some entertaining perspectives on their career potential—through the eyes of a Tarot card reader and a caricature artist, or at the “Mentor is In” booth.

sports update

Knights of the Week: Plunkett and Wetten

PlunkettAndrew Plunkett ’08, men’s soccer: Consistently one of the best players in the Mid Atlantic Region during his career, Plunkett leads by example and can play practically any position on the field. Each contest this season, he is man-marked and often double-teamed even when the Knights are without ball possession. His two goals this season came when Arcadia needed them most. His first came off a header that tied the score at 1-1 with Neumann in a game that ended in a 2-2 draw. His second came just over two minutes into the game with Rutgers-Camden to give the Knights the early lead in a 5-3 loss for Arcadia.

WettenNatasha Wetten ’11, volleyball: Wetten has brought a fierce presence on attack to the Knights lineup, and as a first-year already is among the conference leaders. As a starter in 58 of 59 games for Arcadia, she has racked up a team-high 194 kills and 236 digs. The outside hitter is ranked fourth in kills/game in the Freedom Conference (3.28) and fifth in digs/game (4.13).

Women’s Soccer Unbeaten Steak Reaches 10

  Sam Calhoun Danielle Discher Patty Rob Stephanie Edson
 
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Arcadia sports photos are available on ShutterflyThe Knights improved to 10-2-1 following a 2-0 week that stretched the team’s unbeaten streak to 10 games. Thursday featured a 3-2 performance at former PAC rival Alvernia, while Saturday saw the Knights top DeSales 2-1 in front of the home crowd in their Freedom Conference opener. Arcadia is currently ranked 18th in the Mid-Atlantic Region D3 Kicks poll.

The week began with junior forward Sam Calhoun earning Freedom Conference Player of the Week honors and continued in the Knights’ favor with two more wins. Senior Danielle Discher scored less than seven minutes into the game with Alvernia for her second goal of the season. Fellow senior Patty Rob scored her second goal of the season when she headed in an Arcadia corner kick. Arcadia added one more in the 35th minute from first-year Stephanie Edson, unassisted, for a 3-0 lead. The goal was Edson's third tally of the season.

Casandra McLoughlin Michelle Leone  
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On Saturday, DeSales fell victim to the red-hot Knight’s offense with Arcadia opening the scoring at the 15 minute mark as Calhoun dribbled down right-midfield and played her ball through to center to junior Casandra McLoughlin, who was flanked by a DeSales defender. McLoughlin took to the outside and planted her shot into the far post past the Bulldog keeper Kait Halpin to give the Knights the early 1-0 advantage. Three minutes later, Calhoun collected a long rebound off Halpin, who was far out of the net, dribbled around two DeSales defenders and sent in a rocket from the 18 that beat Halpin back to the net for the 2-0 Arcadia lead. DeSales made a push in the second half that yielded one goal, while Arcadia got help from two goal posts and senior keeper Michelle Leone who picked up her 10th win between the pipes for Arcadia.

The Knights are in a three-way tie for first in the Freedom Conference with Wilkes (6- 6/1-0) and Kings (3-9-1/1-0). Delaware Valley College (5-7-1/0-1) hosts the Knights on Tuesday, Oct. 9, as Arcadia looks to keep the unbeaten streak alive.

Field Hockey Scores Second Home Win

  Abby Frymire Joanna Born Beth Harris Liz McCormick
 
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Arcadia sports photos are available on ShutterflyOne day after junior Kristin Conrad was honored as Freedom Conference Player of the Week, the top returning scorer from 2006 was forced to sit out this week with an injury. Despite having one of the top offensive threats on the sidelines, the Knights posted a huge 4-1 win over Immaculata University on Tuesday for their second home victory of the year.

Caitlin Brennan put the Mighty Macs on the board first with the game's opening tally to give the visitors the 1-0 lead. Arcadia waited until the 21st minute to knot the game as first-year Abby Frymire knocked in Joanna Born's pass for her second goal of the season. Less than five minutes, later junior Beth Harris broke the stalemate off a reception from classmate Liz McCormick along the right goal line for her sixth tally of the season. It was McCormick's first assist of the year.

Rachel Palis Devin Long  
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A dramatic finish to the half saw the Mighty Macs being awarded a penalty stroke with no time showing on the clock. Immaculata's Jena Norris was awarded the chance, but sophomore keeper Rachel Palis saw it all the way as she knocked the attempt away with her glove to preserve Arcadia's one goal lead at the half. The Knights held Immaculata to 4 shots on the day and controlled much of the second half possession, adding on two unassisted insurance markers before game's end. McCormick knocked home her first goal of the season, finishing the day with three points, while senior Devin Long added to her season total with her seventh goal of the year.

Arcadia closed out the week with a disappointing 7-1 loss to Freedom opponent DeSales University on Saturday at Blankley Field. Frymire scored on the Knights’ lone shot on goal for her third tally of the year.

The Knights play three this week, with Rosemont (Oct. 8) and Freedom opponent Delaware Valley (Oct. 11) on the road before Freedom opponent King’s College visits Glenside on Saturday (Oct. 13). The team is currently 4-8 overall and 0-2 in league play.

Men’s Soccer Drop Freedom Opener

  Andrew Plunkett Matt Nowicki George Andriko
 
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Arcadia sports photos are available on ShutterflyThe Knights continue to experience growing pains but show signs of improvement as the team posted a season high 3 goals in a 5-3 loss to non-conference opponent Rutgers-Camden University on Wednesday before DeSales stole a 1-0 win on Saturday in the Freedom Conference opener for both teams. The Knights drop to 0- 10-2 overall and open Freedom play 0-1.

Senior Andrew Plunkett and first years Matt Nowicki and George Andriko registered goals against the Scarlett Knights of RCU while Arcadia keeper, sophomore Jeff Kratohwill stopped 11 RCU attempts in the loss.

On Saturday, the Knights were revved up for their first-ever Freedom Conference match-up against DeSales University. As the two teams battled in front of a packed Arcadia crowd, it was easy to see the development of a conference rivalry between the two teams.

Jeff Kratohwill Jeremie Sumpman  
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The fast-paced, physical game saw both teams make decent offensive efforts but the defense remained tight throughout as the game remained scoreless until DeSales’ top-dog, junior forward German Reyes lofted a ball past Arcadia keeper Jeff Kratohwill with 15 minutes remaining in the game.

Earlier in the second half, the Knights appeared to have broken through first but the goal was called back on a questionable offsides call with the game remaining scoreless until Reyes goal put the Bulldog’s on top for good. Bulldog keeper Kevin Lawrence made 3 saves in the pipes for DeSales while Kratohwill stopped 4. First year Jeremie Sumpman leads the Knight with 5 points this season. First-years Matt Nowicki, George Andriko and senior Andrew Plunkett continue to provide the Knights with consistency, each with 4 points.

Arcadia hits the road for their next three with Freedom opponents Delaware Valley (10/10) and Mahattanville (10/13) and non-conference rival Gwynedd-Mercy (10/17).

Volleyball Third in Freedom

  Natasha Wetten Maci Mascall Sam Schad Christina DiMichelle
 
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Arcadia sports photos are available on ShutterflyArcadia Volleyball dropped a 3-0 contest to non-conference Philadelphia Biblical University Saturday afternoon as the Crimson Eagles won 30-19, 30-24, 30-25. The Knights' (9-9 / 2-1) top performers Natasha Wetten, Kim Lomas and Maci Mascall helped to keep their team within respectable proximity on the scoreboard, but the PBU duo of Becky Williams and Caitlin Hess combined for 28 kills to keep the Knights at bay.

Wetten led the Knights with 8 kills on 19 attacks (.368) and 12 digs, while Lomas hit 8 kills on 16 attacks (.312) and had the Knights' lone solo block of the afternoon. Mascall's 28 assists and two service aces kept the offense on task, while junior Sam Schad added a team-high nine kills with first-year Christina DiMichelle contributing 11 digs.

The Knights are sporting a 2-1 record in Freedom play, good enough for third place. Second place FDU-Florham (0-7 / 3-0) visits Glenside on Oct. 10, when the two teams square off in a Freedom Conference battle.

Women’s Tennis Fall Short of Freedom Post-Season Team Tournament

Arcadia sports photos are available on ShutterflyThe Knights will miss the opportunity to send the team to post-season play when the Freedom Conference Team Tournament is held this spring, but look for some individual players to represent Arcadia later this month in the Freedom Individual semi-finals Oct. 20. The Knights wrapped up conference play with a 9-0 loss to the defending Freedom champions, Wilkes University, in Glenside this weekend.

The play of both sophomore Danielle Klim at number one singles and senior captain, Brittany McCall at number five singles featured the strongest performances for Arcadia on the afternoon in front of the home crowd. Earlier in the week, the Knights suffered a disappointing 9-0 setback at DeSales University. DeSales finished the Freedom schedule 4-1 for second place behind Wilkes (5-0). King’s (2-2) and Mahanttanville (2-2) finished third and fourth. The Knights will play out their final non-conference schedule at Philadelphia Bible (10/9), home against Chestnut Hill (10/11) and at Cedar Crest (10/16).

Athletics news and schedules are available at www.arcadia.edu/athletics.

In the News

The current exhibit at the Arcadia University Art Gallery, Other Islands, was reviewed in the Sept. 30 Montgomery Neighbors Section of The Philadelphia Inquirer. The reviewer writes that the show, which features videos with soundtracks by artists Sharon Hayes and Danielle Mericle, “invites us to experience and respond to the living issues of politics rather than to the sometimes-dry chapters of its history.” Visit www.arcadia.edu/arts for more information on dates and times.

Colleen Carney, Arcadia University’s new field hockey coach was profiled in the Sept. 1 Warminster Life (Warminster, Pa.). Carney was a two-time All American, graduating with a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Connecticut. Also profiled in the article is Melisssa King, the new head coach for women’s tennis. King graduated in 2004 from Arcadia with an M.A. in English and has served on the Alumni Board of Directors since 2006.

Faculty in the News

Barbara Simmons, an International Peace and Conflict Resolution instructor, was the guest speaker at the Bucks Country Women’s Business Forum as reported in the Sept. 13 Bucks County Herald (Lahaska, Pa.). The free seminar “Time Out for Adults: Transform the Way You Respond to Conflict and Better Your Business” was held in Doylestown. Simmons shared some skills to stay sane, calm, and in a problem-solving mode when conflict arises. She is the founder and executive producer of PEACETALKS, a public radio project exploring alternatives to violence. Her productions are distributed by NPR and PRI.

Arcadia University’s Community Cinema films series was written about in the Sept. 9 Intelligencer (Doylestown, Pa.). This free monthly film screening showcases the Emmy Award-winning PBS series “Independent Lens.”

Students in the News

Kelly Frederick, a senior Biology major, was mentioned in an article in the Oct. 6 Reading Eagle (Reading, Pa.). She will speak at her church Christ (Mertz) Lutheran Church, Dryville, on her volunteer experience in an orphanage in Costa Rica.

Alumni in the News

Carrie McKendry ’04 passed the Pennsylvania Bar exams. McKendry graduated from Widener University School of Law in May. Two years ago, just before starting law school, she underwent successful hip replacement surgery. As a spokesperson for the Rothman Institute at Nazareth Hospital, she notes that the surgery enabled her to “continue on with my life” and to finish law school.

Sharon Steinhofer ’79, who earned a B.F.A., is part of the Tyme Gallery’s “Basic Instincts,” an exhibition from the heart and soul of each artist as reported in the Sept. 12 City Suburban News (Narberth, Pa.). Steinhofer has devoted much of her creative energy to painting and photography. She is the recipient of numerous awards and has exhibited her work from New York to Pennsylvania. The exhibit and sale of the artwork ran from Sept. 14 through Oct. 5.

Publication Information

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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