|December 11, 2007|
|December 11, 2007||A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events|
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How did Arcadia's Campus Community Open its HEART?
On Thursday, Dec. 6, Adjunct Professor Holly Neibauer's Honors English class presented the staff of Elwyn H.E.A.R.T. with nearly $8,000 worth of new materials. The H.E.A.R.T. program serves children ages 3 to 5 with autism in Philadelphia. Donations included products that will help children develop fine and gross motor, communication, social skills, etc.
This donation was made possible not only because of contributions from businesses, but also because of the extreme generosity of the Arcadia community. An overwhelming number of faculty, staff and students joined in the effort by purchasing and coloring puzzle pieces, which were then patched together to form a poster mosaic. In addition, the Honors students created and hosted a student Jeopardy tournament that also raised money and awareness.
The students of this class would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the Arcadia community for its incredible support of their project. Read the thank you letter from administrators of the H.E.A.R.T. program.
Students participating in this activity included: Stephanie Clymer, Danielle Dodgen, Llewellyn Hunt, Janelle Jablonski, Christopher Lewandowski, Kacie Mischler, Ronald Perzinski, Kellie Reese, Richard Riedy, Kristen Ryan, Heather Shappell, Evan Smith, Gregory Smizaski, Ryan Velez and Susan Werline.
Students Design Holiday Cards for President
The Arcadia Holiday Card project exposes senior graphic design students to the real-world limitations (or opportunities!) encountered when printing an actual piece. Students designed cards that were presented to President Jerry Greiner for selection. Though it was a difficult choice, Greiner selected Tara Amelia’s card as this year's holiday card. Amelia and Assistant Professor Alyssa Krill worked together with University Relations to get the files ready for the printer, selected paper stock and approved the proofs.
To complement the design portion of the project, a lecture on the printing process was provided by Matt Wolf, Graphic Design Manager in University Relations. Then the class visited Old York Road Printing Co. in Warminster, Pa., and toured the facility. While at the printer, the students were able to see the cards coming off the press, so they experienced the entire creative process: made thumbnail sketches, developed rough drafts, created finished designs, received feedback from President Greiner and saw the final design on press. View the cards.
New Majors, Study Abroad Opportunities Available
“Get your passport ready!” notes Dana Davies, Vice President for Enrollment Management. Arcadia has added a host of new majors that require a year of study abroad. Read more about these seven new Majors Abroad Programs:
For more information on these new programs, contact the Office of Undergraduate Studies at 215-572-4009 to meet with an advisor.
Arcadia’s Center for Education Abroad is expanding its study abroad portfolio as well. Students can choose from among 100 study abroad programs around the world, including new programs in China, South Africa, and France. For information about study abroad, contact the Office of International Services, 215-572-2867 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
13 High School Counselors Selected for Trip to London
Thirteen high school counselors have been selected for the London Preview for Guidance Counselors in the summer of 2008. They will depart for London on Sunday, July 20, after a brief orientation at Arcadia.
Participants will arrive in London on Monday, July 21, and meet Arcadia’s London staff before receiving orientation packages that include stipends, maps and transportation passes. That same day, the counselors will have the opportunity to explore Islington, the fashionable 18th century London neighborhood next to the Arcadia University residence hall, Thoresby House, which will serve as their accommodation while in London. Read more.
PA Alum in Uganda’s Ebola ‘Hot Zone’
When Scott Will hopped onto the motorcycle with Dr. Jonah Kule a month ago to treat a disease outbreak in Uganda, he had no idea the turns his life would soon take. Today he sits in his home in Bundibugyo, Uganda, alone and waiting. "Dr. Jonah" died last week from Ebola, the Nyahuka Health Center where they worked is closed, and Will waits out the 21-day incubation period, leaning on his faith and communicating through his blog.
While earning dual-master's degrees in Medical Science (Physician Assistant) and Public Health at Arcadia in 2006, Will did a clinical rotation in Uganda, working with those beset with malaria, malnutrition and HIV/AIDS. Arcadia named him Physician Assistant 2006 Humanitarian of the Year, and his goal was for “a life-time career of influencing global social/medical change.”
Now he waits, counting the days from his last exposure to the deadly virus. “I am not sure why exactly I ended up in Uganda in the first place, but here I am, working as a physician assistant and public health professional in a distant land. I did not ask to be put in the very middle of an Ebola outbreak, or have snakes in my house, or numerous other things, but still, they have and are happening. I do, however, ask that God lead me and direct me all the days of my life, and He has done just that,” he writes. Read more.
On Tuesday, Dec. 11, Will met with the country's Minister of Health. Read more about the outbreak.
Student Hosts Needed for Day On Campus
With the fall semester coming to a close, the Office of Enrollment Management is gearing up for its annual Day On Campus program. “In order to keep this program successful, we would like your help,” notes Kyle Danielson ’06, Enrollment Management Counselor. The Office of Enrollment Management is asking Arcadia University students to volunteer as hosts beginning Feb. 4 through April 10.
“As a Day On Campus host, you will escort a prospective student through your regularly scheduled classes, lunch, library, club meetings, work study and whatever else your day might include. These experiences will help students in deciding if Arcadia University is the right choice for them,” Danielson notes. “Prospective students also are invited to stay overnight in the residence halls or apartments, thus we are in need of overnight hosts as well. This program is designed to let prospective students experience a typical day at Arcadia University and will not interrupt your daily routine. You can earn up to $25 for each student you host!”
Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to be a Day On Campus host. “If you can recommend any other current students to serve as hosts, please let us know A.S.A.P. This program is extremely popular with prospective students, and we need all the help that we can get to keep it that way!” Forms for students can be picked up at the Office of Enrollment Management in Grey Towers Castle. For more information, contact Jory Reinhart at 215-572-2836 or email@example.com.
Jobs Available for Students over Winter Break
Looking to make some money over winter break? There are a few on-campus positions available to students over the winter break. Pay is $7.50 per hour, and students can work up to 40 hours per week. Positions are available to all students even if they do not qualify for work study. For more information, contact Celina Gonzalez, Student Service Center Counselor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Service Scholarships Are Now Available
Arcadia students who are active community service volunteers may be eligible to receive a monetary academic award. Earn $1,250 for completing 450 hours of community service within a 365-day year. Students who are interested in participating or want more information should contact Cindy Rubino in the Community Service Office in Knight Hall (Office 132B) or at email@example.com. Requirements: Students must submit an essay (outline for the essay can be obtained in the Community Service Office) and perform 450 hours of community service within a 12-month period. Work-study hours may qualify. Eight recipients will be chosen.
Hospitality Management Course Offered in Spring
A special topics course being offered for the first time in the spring, BA 285 International Hospitality Management will focus on the operation and management of hotels, food services and catering, tourism, and theme parks. Students in this overview course should have some business courses or corporate communications courses as prerequisites. The course is from 8:45 to 10 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays and includes an overnight trip to Atlantic City where students will meet with executives of a casino, hotel and the tourism bureau. For more information, contact Robert H. Kieserman, M.B.A., M.L.I.S, Visiting Assistant Professor and Healthcare Administration Adviser.
Winter Camp-in, Service Project for Sophomores
Calling all sophomores! Not sure what to do over Winter Break? Here’s a chance to spend an eventful week making a difference, helping agencies assist the hungry and homeless. “Do your part by helping to clean and paint houses in preparation for previously homeless residents, sort and pack food donations, and prepare and host a dinner for sheltered families,” says Cindy Rubino, Community Services Coordinator. Winter Break Service Week takes place Jan. 8 to 13. Housing and food are free for those participating in the Winter Camp-in. Arcadia will host a service group from Juniata College. This joint service experience will afford students from both institutions an opportunity to participate in meaningful service in the Philadelphia region. For more information, contact Rubino at 215-572-4000 or visit www.arcadia.edu/communityservice.
For sophomores who are trying to sort out their career interests, there is a second initiative: the Sophomore Career Exploration Program. Read more.
Shop Online—and Fund Community Service
The Office of Community Service is making its list and checking it twice. “Tops on the list during the holiday shopping season is our new online fundraising effort,” notes Coordinator Cindy Rubino. “We are registered as the designated recipient of a percentage of dollars spent at any of the over 680 online stores. So as people do their everyday and holiday shopping, money is raised for our groups to venture forth and lend a helping hand building houses.”
“Visit our online malls and www.igive.com (once you reach this site, search for Arcadia University) to shop at all of your favorite retailers. You will receive all special prices and discounts that would normally be given on each Web site, and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to the Community Service Office,” notes Rubino.
Gifts Needed for Operation Holiday Families
In this year’s Operation Holiday, members of the Arcadia community will assist disadvantaged families from Interfaith Hospitality Network, Inn Dwelling and a Philadelphia youth service program. For faculty and staff participants, a copy of the list of families and their needs is available on the 'L' drive in an Excel file named “Operation Holiday Wish List 2007.” For students and community members, a list is available on the Community Service Office door, located in the first level of Knight Hall. Contact the Community Service Office at 215-572-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please bring all gifts to the Community Service Office by Dec. 15.
There’s Still Time to Get a Flu Shot on Campus
Last week was National Influenza Immunization week, and Student Health Services reminds all faculty, staff and students that it’s not too late to be immunized against the flu. The flu shot can be given before or during the flu season, and SHS has several dozen shots left. “While the best time to get a flu shot is October or November, a flu shot in December or later will still protect you against the flu,” says Claire Washington, Student Health Services Director. For a flu shot, visit SHS during work hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. daily in Heinz Hall, garden level. Call 215-572-2966 for more information.
|New Alumni Association President, Karen Rossi Brager '91, and Vice President, Donna Segner Levan '93. '95M, '03 DPT|
New Alumni Association President Karen Rossi Brager '91 and Vice President Donna Segner Levan '93, '95M, '03 DPT kicked off the fall meeting of the Alumni Association on Saturday, Nov. 17, with a full agenda. Arcadia President Jerry Greiner updated alumni on the State of the University and Lois Haber '71, Chair of the Board of Trustees, added words of welcome. Program highlights included Dr. Warren Haffar, Associate Dean for Internationalization and Director of International Peace and Conflict Resolution, Sandy Jones, IPCR student, Erik Nelson, Assistant Dean for Distributed Learning and Director of Arcadia Online, and the presentation of the 2007 Annual Fund Awards.
During the winter break, Monday, Dec. 17, through Friday, Jan. 11, the Student Service Center’s hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Alyssa Krill, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, earned multiple awards for two works of art recently. Krill received an international award for her poster Clinton versus Bush, which was runner-up in the STEP Design 100 Competition in March/April 2008.
Krill’s poster Say No to GMOs also drew international acclaim at the 37th Annual Creativity Awards (2008). More than 2,700 entries came from 45 states and 29 countries. Krill’s poster, about genetically modified organisms (GMOs), also received an international award at the China International Poster Biennial in 2007. Her poster was one of 1,389 entries, with just 142 posters selected for the exhibition and printed catalog. Krill’s poster also was one of 409 posters published, five of them U.S. designer’s work, in the exhibition catalog of the 9th Tehran International Poster Biennial 2007. Krill also received a national award for her Say No to GMOs logo and appeared in the November/December 2007 issue of PRINT magazine 2007 Regional Design Annual. Krill, who exhibited at the Arcadia University Faculty Show, also received the 2007 Gold Create Award in Creative Industry Self-Promotion and appeared in the November/December 2007 issue of Create Magazine.
The use of stem cells to treat and cure the debilitating effects of chronic neurological conditions such as spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease has been the subject of wide debate. Giving the Stacy Anne Vitteta Memorial Lecture in October, Dr. Scott Stackhouse ’97 discussed the origin of neural stem cells and examined the successes and failures of treatments in animal models of spinal cord injury. (Watch a video of Stackhouse’s lecture at www.arcadia.edu/ptnews.)
An Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, Stackhouse also reported on his own experiments on rats’ ability to reach and grasp objects after incomplete spinal cord injury and partial paralysis. “Current rehab strategies emphasize using adaptive equipment to try to replace function,” he says. “My research looks at whether there might be a synergistic effect to combining stem cell therapy and motor rehabilitation.” Read more.
Dr. David Paulk, Ed.D., PA-C, Associate Professor and Academic Coordinator in Arcadia’s Department of Medical Science and Community Health, is a well-known speaker on child abuse and parenting. His recent engagements have taken him across the country and even to Portugal, where he did a poster and presentation in November on both the professional and personal aspects of child abuse at the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect in Lisbon, Portugal. Read his abstract.
Paulk was recently awarded the prestigious distinction of Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, “a group of outstanding PAs who have distinguished themselves among their colleagues, as well as in their communities, by their service to the physician assistant profession, their commitment to advancing health care for all people, and by their exemplary personal and professional development.”
Paulk also spoke at the Society for Physician Assistants in Pediatrics meeting at the American Family Practice Physician Assistant Conference Nov. 2 in Las Vegas on Recognizing and Understanding Child Abuse. He also recently presented in October at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va., in August at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and in September at Philadelphia University, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, and Widener University. Read more about his perspective on child abuse at CA CHILD ABUSE.
Shared Futures project participants Gregg Moore, Assistant Professor fo Fine Arts, and Dr. Ellen Skilton-Sylvester, Associate Professor of Education, were among the panelists for a session titled “Designing Interdisciplinary Curricula for Global Learning” at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Region VIII conference, “BELIEVE…Globally,” held in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 7 to 9.
Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society for education, initiated 47 new members on Sunday, Nov. 25, in the Castle. The ceremony was well attended by family and friends. Congratulations to the following students:
Kaitlyn Adams, Stephanie Bates, Laura Bondiskey, Aubrey Bucksner, Kelly Callahan, Amanda Cappella, Lauren Cinque, Lindsey Clydesdale, Laura Davis, Shannon Dryden, Katheryne Dudiak, Nicole Eife, Jennifer Evans, Lisa Ferretti, Lindsay Frank, Jessica Freas, Amy Frymire, Nora Garvin, Kellyann Geddes, Katie Granato, Lisa Granger, Randi Hendler, Michael Henry, Kelly Humes, Sarah Krieg, Kristen-Nicole Liberty, Laura Malkiewicz, Meghan McCauley, Julie McConnell, Shannon Mcmullen, Freida Nellis, Tammi Palagruto, Petrina Pappas, Alison Petro, Dawn Pinkney, Nicole Pompei, Allison Powell, Patricia Robb, Michael Sardarian, Kimberly Slivka, Howard Smith, Caitlin Sparks, Emma Stahlecker, Ellen Sutton, Lorenzo Thompson, Jeanine Villanova and Lauren Ziccardi.
(Men 1-4/Women 1-5) Senior Michelle McCandless swam a new team record in the lengthy 1000 Free on Saturday. She beat the previous record of 12:11.12 set in 1996 by 21.57 seconds and set a new personal best, while meeting the MAC qualifying time standard in the team's dual meet loss to Ursinus College.
McCandless gave the Knight’s (women) nine first-place points with the win, finishing five seconds ahead of Ursinus' second-place swimmer. Later in the meet, she swam to a second-place finish in the 100 Freestyle and helped the 400 Yard Freestyle Relay team to a first-place time. This is the senior’s second Knight of the Week award this season. Read more.
First-year guard Cynthia Rivera averaged 12 points and six rebounds in her first two starts to help the team to a 1-6 record, including the team’s first win, 64-42, over Eastern Nazarene. Rivera also dished out five assists and tallied four steals on the week.
In Arcadia’s 85-49 loss at Franklin and Marshall, Rivera scored seven points and pulled down seven boards. She tied her career high for points on Saturday with 17 points and added 5 rebounds in the team's first win. Read more.
(3-3) Senior guard Eric Elliot averaged 13.7 ppg and 4.7 rebounds as Men’s Basketball went 1-2 last week. The team split losses against Richard Stockton and Elizabethtown with a home win over The College of New Jersey, bringing their record to 3-3.
The Knights put a poor shooting outing in Monday’s 77-37 loss to Richard Stockton behind them by edging out The College of New Jersey, 66-62, Wednesday night. Elliot posted team highs in both scoring (16) and rebounds (7) in the win. He dropped 19 points on Saturday, but Elizabethtown used a 14-0 run midway through the first half to secure a comfortable lead and the eventual 76-63 win over the Knights.
The Knights will play at the Randolph-Macon Invitational this weekend, squaring off against North Carolina Wesleyan on Sunday at 4 p.m. Monday’s game is to be determined. Arcadia will return from Winter Break with a game at Widener (Jan. 5) and a home game against Lebanon Valley (Jan. 10) before Freedom Conference play begins on Saturday, Jan. 12, at home against Manhattanville.
While Elliot paces the Knights offense (15.8 ppg/6.2 rpg), three other Knights provide solid options on the floor. Seniors Sterling Green and Kevin Brown and junior Bobby Mulholland are all double-figure scorers. Read more.
First years Kim Lomas and Cynthia Rivera combined for 36 points as Arcadia Women's Basketball picked up its long-awaited first win, 64-42, on Saturday afternoon against Commonwealth Coast Conference school Eastern Nazarene (MA) in Glenside. The Knights improved to 1-6 on the season.
The Knights controlled the opening minutes, building up nine-point lead, 15-6, off a three-pointer by sophomore Kim Milligan at 13:33. The Crusaders fought back, scoring eight unanswered points to tie the game at 15, but they would get no closer. Arcadia built a double-digit lead with two minutes remaining in the opening 20 and led, 39-24, at the half.
The Knights continued to pull away from the Crusaders in the second half and held a 28-point lead at the 13-minute mark. The Knights capitalized on 10 second-half points from Crusader turnovers on their way to the 64-42 win.
Rivera was on fire in the first half, going 4-5 from the field, 1-1 from three-point range and 3-4 from the line, while dishing out four assists. She finished with 17 points and five rebounds in 30 minutes of action. Lomas led the Knights with 19 points on seven for 12 from the field, and five for six from the line with eight rebounds, three helpers and two steals. Senior Caitlin Sparks grabbed a game high 14 rebounds (10 on the defensive glass) to go along with 10 points. Milligan chimed in with eight points and four boards.
Senior Michelle McCandless and the Men’s 400 Medley Relay team (LJ Morgan, Brendan Peters, John Konieczny and Will Ruocco) set new team records and kept the Knights in the heat through the first ten events. But, Ursinus College scored a dual victory over Arcadia, 119-77, for the women, an, 98-77, on the men's side.
Arcadia's 400 Medley Relay team's new record of 4:09.35 came uncontested in event two, followed by McCandless' best performance in the 1000 Freestyle, touching the pad first in 11:50.69, nearly 21 seconds ahead of the previous team time of 12:11.12. Ruocco's time of 2:37.85 in the 200 Breaststroke marks a new team record as well and was good enough for a second-place finish.
First-place winners for Arcadia included Brendan Peters in the 50 Free (23.64), Ruocco in the 200 IM (2:18.54) and Stephanie Bartolotta in the 200 Breaststroke (2:53.06). Arcadia Women's 400 Freestyle Relay team placed first and second with Ursinus swimming exhibition.
The Knights (Men 1-4/Women 1-5) will look for a win next weekend, Nov. 15, when they host former PAC rival Cabrini College at 1 p.m. in Lenox Pool. Arcadia will return from Winter Break with two home meets against Ocean County (N.J.) on Jan. 5 and Lycoming on Jan. 12.
Doreen Loury, Assistant Professor of Sociology, was quoted in the Sunday, Nov. 18, Fayetteville Observer (Fayetteville, N.C.), “The Race Debate as Theater.” The article looked at high profile incidents and asked whether Americans are really learning anything from these incidents of racist behavior.
Janelle Jablonski, a first-year on the women’s soccer team, was listed in the Thursday Nov. 22, Orchard Park Bee (Williamsville, N.Y.) for her eight goals and four assists, including a double-overtime game-winner against Wilkes University.
Sharon Smith '67 has been named the president and chief executive of the Civil War and Underground Railroad Museum of Philadelphia, as reported in the Oct. 20 Philadelphia Inquirer. The article cites E. Harris Blum, the chairman of the museum’s board, as saying that “the prime reason for selecting Smith was Smith’s work in establishing partnerships with business, government and community organizations, and her experience in building coalitions.” Smith was quoted as saying, “The Civil War was, in many ways, the second American Revolution. The War, and the events leading up to it, defined the terms of this second phase of the struggle to define who we are as people, what freedom and liberty really meant, and if we, as a nation, were to stand together for the rights of all of us or for only some of our people.” Prior to her new appointment, she had been the head of the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Contributors: Donna Whitlock '05, University Relations, Joy Zazzera, Athletics, and Alia White, Student Intern. Photos: Joshua Blustein and Lori Bauer. Videos: Janet Gala, University Relations. Web Producers: Sue Gettlin and Purnell Cropper, University Relations. Managing Editor: Lori Bauer, University Relations.
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