|October 16, 2007|
|October 16, 2007||A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events|
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|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.
Arden Theatre Co. reports seats available this week for just $5 for Assassins, the smash musical by Stephen Sondheim. The show’s final week runs through Oct 21. Student rush tickets can be purchased—in person only—at the Arden box office for any performance for $5 (cash only) at five minutes before show time using a valid student ID. (One ticket per ID: all tickets are subject to availability.) The schedule is available at www.ardentheatre.org. The theatre is located at 40 N. Second St., Philadelphia.
Come make a bowl to donate for use at the annual Empty Bowl Dinner benefit. Students are welcome! Bowl making is Monday, Oct. 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. Bowl painting is Monday, Oct. 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. Both sessions will held in the Oak Summit C Building Social Room. Spaces are limited; e-mail Community Service at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-572-4000.
“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, email@example.com, or stop by Knight Hall, Room 133.
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.
The Association for Women in Psychology’s Philadelphia Chapter and the Arcadia University Department of Psychology present a lecture on Friday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. in the Landman Library University Gallery Room on the campus of Arcadia University.
Dr. Linda Knauss, Associate Professor and Director of Internship Training at Widener University will discuss “Feminist Perspectives on Ethics.” The learning objectives of this lecture are to have participants learn a relational-emotional approach to ethical decision making; enhance skills in evaluating boundary issues; expand perspectives on cultural diversity and discuss feminist perspectives on cultural diversity. Click here for more information on registration or contact Adjunct Professor Carol Lyman at 215-572-4693.
Residence Hall Council and the Black Awareness Society present a Celebrity Masquerade Ball, “A Night on the Red Carpet,” on Friday, Oct. 26, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in Grey Towers Castle. Tickets are on sale Oct. 15, 16 and 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in front of the Dining Hall. Each student can purchase two tickets. Students must have ID to purchase and must bring their ID to the ball, and all guests must have one form of ID. Tickets are non-refundable. For more information, e-mail ResidenceHallCouncil@arcadia.edu.
The Kaplan Practice Tests (GRE, GMAT, LSAT and MCAT) that had been scheduled for last weekend have been rescheduled. They are being made available Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sign-up is with the Office of Career Development, Knight Hall, Room 133, or by calling 215-572-2939. Or e-mail the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org: first and last names, e-mail address, phone number. The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, Oct. 24.
The third annual Knight Madness will be happening on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 10 p.m. in the Kuch Gymnasium. This event, sponsored by Residence Hall Council, once again will rock Arcadia’s campus with the announcement and recognition of all the athletic teams and will be highlighted at midnight with the kickoff of the men’s and women’s basketball teams.
“During the past two years, more than 1,500 students, faculty, staff and alumni have attended Knight Madness and if you asked anyone they will tell you it’s a great night to be a KNIGHT!” notes Nick Luchko, Area Coordinator. “Over $2,000 worth of prizes will be handed out throughout the night as well as different giveaways as you enter the gym.” Clubs, organizations, residence halls and commuters are encouraged to show how much spirit they have by creating banners to decorate the gym. Knight Club, Exaulted Movements and the Cheerleaders will all take the floor throughout the night. There will be class relay races to add money to their budgets, and the faculty and staff will try to avoid going 0-3 in the Faculty/Staff vs. Students basketball game. Also, someone will walk away with $500 in cash at the end of the night. The first 100 students will receive a free ticket to Opening Night for the 76ers on Nov. 3. The best part about this event is that it’s FREE! For more information about this great event contact Residence Hall Council at email@example.com,
Check the online Events Calendar at http://calendar.arcadia.edu.
On Saturday, Sept. 29, Dr. Norman Johnston, Professor of Sociology, gave more than 40 alumni and friends a tour of Eastern State Penitentiary. Above, Johnston gathers with his former students in front of Al Capone's cell. This event is part of the Alumni Association’s Arcadian Adventure series. Johnston is a renowned expert of prison architecture.
Dr. Dennis Dutschke, Dean of Studies in Arcadia’s Center for Education Abroad, published “Collecting Italian Manuscripts in the United States: Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, and Others,” the lead article in Manuscripta: A Journal of Manuscript Research (Vol. 51, No. 1). Manuscripta is a quarterly that publishes research in medieval and Renaissance manuscript studies, such as paleography, codicology, illumination, book production, library history, reading and literacy, textual editing, etc. Dutschke’s article focuses on the late 19th and early 20th century, a period in which collectors in the United States actively sought, found, acquired, and archived medieval and Renaissance Italian manuscripts
Dr. Jan Tecklin, Professor of Physical Therapy, published the fourth edition of his Pediatric Physical Therapy textbook, published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. The book is designed to help students build the skills they need to perform physical therapy as it relates to the rehabilitation of children, with a special emphasis on evidence-based practice regarding examination and treatment. This edition has been updated with four new chapters: Cultural Sensitivity and Family Centered Care, Traumatic Injury to the Central Nervous System, Traumatic Disorders and Sports Injuries, and Cardiac Disorders.
Arcadia men's soccer team notched its long-awaited first win of the season this week, topping Freedom opponent Delaware Valley College (0-3/2-23) 4-1. The Knights got three goals from Matt Benner, his first three of the season, and the game-winner from Jon Toomey just eight minutes into the second half.
Benner opened the scoring in the 41st minute with the assist credited to last week’s Knight of the Week, Andrew Plunkett, his first of two helpers on the day. Just two minutes later, the Aggies retaliated with the game-tying mark. In the 53rd minute the Knights were awarded a corner attempt but needed the second chance to convert on the go-ahead goal as Toomey recovered the ball 20 yards out and sent a shot in past Aggies keeper Nick D'Amato, giving the Knights the 2-1 lead. Although it would stand as the eventual game-winner, Plunkett and Benner connected again in the 64th minute with Benner pouncing on a through ball from Plunkett that found its way into the net for the 3-1 lead. The Knights added an extra insurance marker with under 10 minutes to play as Benner stepped up for a penalty shot that D'Amato pushed away off the cross bar, back to Benner, sending home the rebound to seal the 4-1 win. Arcadia out-shot the Aggies 14-4, with sophomore keeper Jeff Kratohwill making two stops in his first win of the year.
Arcadia (1-11-2/1-2) travels to local rival Gwynedd-Mercy College on Oct. 17 for a non-conference match-up before hosting first place Freedom opponent King’s (6-6-2/2-0), Oct. 20.
The Red Devils of FDU-Florham used a balanced rotation and powerful attack to take a 3-1 win against the Knights in Freedom Conference action Wednesday evening in Glenside. It was the lone match for the Knights as they drop to 9-10 overall and 2-2 in Freedom play. Currently tied with King’s for third in the conference standing, the Knights have a week of non-conference action before they can round out Freedom play against fifth-place Wilkes (10-14/1-3) on Oct. 24 and Manhattanville (2-14/0-3) on Oct. 27.
Arcadia built momentum through game one with FDU, a 30-24 loss for the Knights, but that momentum carried over into game two, as they battled to a 32-30 win. The Knights began game three with a one-point advantage as a result of a red card for the Red Devils, yet FDU (18-9/4-0 Freedom) used height and four players in double-figures in Kills to power past Arcadia in games three (30-19) and four (30-22). Last week’s Knight of the Week Natasha Wetten provided a double-double performance (15 Kills, 16 Digs) and three service aces to lead AU. The Knights had four players with 10 or more digs: Jenn Ihle (10), Wetten and Christina DiMichelle (14) and Sam Schad (team-high 15). Rachel Glass had four of Arcadia's seven solo blocks, and Maci Mascall dished out 26 assists. The Knights lead their opponents in assists per game (9.3/7.7 opponents) and service aces (2.0/1.8 opponents) but will need to concentrate on improving attack errors and blocking errors. Wetten continues to pace the Knights averaging 3.37 Kills and 4.03 digs with 10 total blocks. First year Lomas has totaled a team high 53 blocks while Mascall leads the team in service aces (41) and has dished out 417 assists.
With their first Freedom Conference Individual tournament on the horizon this coming weekend, the Knights spent much of the week preparing after Tuesday’s 9-0 sweep of non-conference Philadelphia Bible in Langhorne.
The Knights picked up three points to open doubles play and rolled through singles in Langhorne. Danielle Klim/Irina Samson won at #1 Doubles, 8-4, Sara Lapp/Corey Mazen at #2 Doubles, 8-1, and Brittany McCall/Kristen Paula at #3 Doubles, 8-0. Mazen at #4 Singles won 6-0, 6-0, while Klim (#1), Samson (#2), Lapp (#3), McCall (#5) and Paula (#6) all won their respective singles matches.
Arcadia will play its final home match of the season with Cedar Crest on Oct. 16 before the conference individual championships are held on Oct. 20 and 21 in Landisville, Pa.
The Knights played to a 1-1 double overtime draw with last place Delaware Valley on Tuesday and dropped a 2-0 contest to Manhattanville on Saturday, their unbeaten streak halted at 11 matches.
At Delaware Valley, the Aggies forced the Knights to play catch up until junior forward Sam Calhoun on a corner shot sent a cross into the goal-mouth and off the head of junior Stephanie Bates for the score. The Knights out-shot the Aggies 32-9, and senior keeper Michelle Leone stopped six shots in the affair.
On Saturday, the Knights made their first trip to Purchase, N.Y., where the Valiants of Manhattanville College were waiting. Arcadia controlled the game well into the second half, rifling off 23 shots to the Valiants' 6. With so much depth throughout their lineup, the Knights were able to spread the ball around and receive contributions from senior Patty Robb (6 shots), first-year Katie O'Malley (5 shots), junior Sam Calhoun (4 shots), first-year Stephanie Edson (3 shots), first-year Janelle Jablonksi (2) and seniors Kat Kraemer, Stephanie Bates and junior Casandra McLoughlin with one apiece. But the Knights couldn't solve first-year keeper Ali Bromson, who ended the day with six saves for Manhattanville (2-11-2/2-0). The win moves the Valiants to second place in the standings over third place Arcadia. Wilkes occupies first with FDU and King’s fourth and fifth respectively.
Arcadia (10-3-2/1-1-1) plays Oct. 16 at local rival Chestnut Hill before returning to Freedom Conference action on Oct. 20, hosting King's College (5-8/1-1) in Glenside.
The Arcadia field hockey team helped to honor its three seniors—Hannah Kahn, Amy Frymire and Devin Long—on Saturday by holding the defending Freedom champions and pre-season favorite King’s College to one goal at Blankley Field to cap off a 1-1 week as the 2007 season winds down. The two teams battled and used fresh legs early and often to keep the game scoreless, but not for lack of trying for King’s. Megan Farrell and Debbie Wychock tested sophomore keeper Brittany Rasmussen early, but the fiesty keeper kicked away shot after shot until a slow-motion floater from Wychock made its way over a small crowd in front of Rasmussen and into the goal for an early 1-0 King’s lead. Rasmussen made 11 saves, many at point-blank range as the Knights became just the second team to hold the Lady Monarchs to one goal in a game this season. (Misericordia is the other.) Saturday's contest marked Kahn's 34th game for Arcadia. Kahn was rewarded for her defensive consistency in 2006 with All PAC Second Team honors.
The Knights lit up the board four times on Tuesday at Rosemont, handing the Ramblers a 4-0 loss, complements of two tallies by junior Beth Harris and one apiece from first-years Kerry Sutter and Chelsea St. Onge-May. Harris, who leads the Knights in scoring with 20 points, notched her seventh and eighth goals. It was the fifth goal for St. Onge-May, who leads the talented first-year class with 11 points, and the first goal of Sutter’s collegiate career. Sutter finished the game with three points.
Frymire has played in 44 games as a Knight and has held together the Knight defense, especially on critical penalty corners in her senior season. While Amy Frymire will graduate in May, look for her younger sister, Abby Frymire, already with 6 points in her first year, to step into a major role next season on offense. Long has tallied 10 G and 5 A as a forward in 48 games for the Knights, with her senior season turning out to be her best, erupting for a team-high eight goals.
Now standing at 5-9 overall and 0-3 in Freedom play, the Knights travel to Delaware Valley on Oct. 16 for a rescheduled Freedom contest, hosting their final home conference game against FDU-Florham on Oct. 17. The Knights will round out conference play at Wilkes on Oct. 20.
Athletics news and schedules are available at www.arcadia.edu/athletics.
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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