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

Campus News

More Volunteers Needed for MLK Service Day, Jan. 15

More volunteer are needed for a day of service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 15. At this annual event, Arcadia students help out at local non-profit agencies. “We hope that you will take advantage of this great opportunity to meet some members of the Arcadia community while serving others,” says Cindy Rubino, Coordinator of Community Services. Click here for more information and the sign-up form. Sites include: Philabundance, Impact Thrift Store (help them build an education room), Fairy Godmothers, the National Constitution Center, and Neighborhood Bike Works.

Online Learning Forums for Faculty, Jan. 25, 26

Arcadia OnlineInterested in teaching an online course here at Arcadia, but not sure exactly what online learning looks like? Reserve a spot at one of two online learning forums that are being held on Jan. 25 and Jan. 26, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The forums will provide an opportunity to ask questions about how to transform a traditional course to an online format. Arcadia faculty members who have taught online will be present to share their experiences. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to address concerns about how pedagogy changes online. Possible areas for discussion include:

  • Interaction with students in the online environment
  • Facilitating group work online
  • Assessment at a distance
  • Redesign of course content
  • Copyright issues in a digital course

The forums will be informal, and lunch will be provided for those in attendance. “We hope that you will be able to attend one of the two opportunities,” says Erik T. Nelson, Assistant Dean for Distributed Learning and Director of Arcadia Online. The Jan. 25 forum will be in the Kuch Hospitality Suite, the Jan. 26 forum in the University Room. To attend, please reserve a spot by Monday, Jan. 22 by completing the online enrollment form.

E-mail Users Can Control Spam Settings

Arcadia e-mail users now can manage their own spam control settings, says Dave Jaeger, Network Manager. With this new feature, e-mail users will be able to:

  • Add/remove addresses from “allowed” and “blocked” senders lists.
  • Increase or decrease the spam scoring, or fine-tune the scrutiny for spam.
  • Fully monitor and managed their own spam control.

Users will receive a daily spam summary report each morning that will contain a Web link to access their personal Quarantine area. “From the Quarantine area, you can allow or block quarantined messages, deliver mis-quarantined messages, set spam scoring levels, enable or disable spam scanning. This enhancement put more spam control in the hands of the end user and greatly increases our overall spam security,” he adds. Detailed usage instructions are available on the Technology Tab of MyArcadia under IT Email Services, or contact the Helpdesk at 215-572-2898 or helpdesk@arcadia.edu.

Winter Festival CarolersArcadia Carolers Help Santa at WinterFest

Carolers from Arcadia University joined Santa Claus to welcome the holidays during WinterFest, a recent Cheltenham Township Main Street event in Glenside sponsored by Glenside House Apartments. Santa arrived on a shiny, red fire truck and distributed free candy canes, hot chocolate and cookies provided by local businesses to kick off holiday sales and discounts courtesy of merchants in the Glenside Commercial District. Arcadia carolers with Santa are (clockwise from top left) Natesha Miller, Deborah Jones, Elishia Peterson, Naida Montes, Donte Turner, Karrigan Crockett and Tamara Potts-Covan. 

Graduate Education Course Times Changing to 4:30 p.m.

To better accommodate education students, Arcadia is moving graduate education courses that previously started at 4 p.m. to a 4:30 p.m. start time for the spring semester. “Most of our graduate students are working teachers, and giving them an extra half hour to get from their school to our classroom should make their lives a little easier,” says Steve Gulkus, Associate Professor and Chair of the Education Department. New parking lots completed in 2006 and the soon-to-be-completed interchange of Route 309 and Easton Road will further ease part-time students’ commute.

Men Falling From Myth by Alan PowellPowell’s Totems Respond to 9/11

Alan Powell’s work in response to the events of 9/11 is a stimulating statement on important cultural events of our time. Powell, Assistant Professor of Communications, says of his work, “I constructed tiles from images of people jumping from the towers. The tiles were then attached to totems, some as tall as 7 feet, which always had a deer skull as the head.” The totems, called Men Falling from Myth, can be found at http://alanpowell.artremains.com. See the Communications news page, What's Happening! for more information about faculty and students.

Winter Break Hours

Residence Halls: New students’ orientation is Friday, Jan. 12. They can move in on Sunday, Jan. 14, between 9 a.m. and noon. All others can move can return after noon on Sunday, Jan. 14.

Student Service Center: The Student Service Center’s hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. during Winter Break. On Jan. 15, the Center will return to its normal operating hours of 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays.

Library: Landman Library hours during winter break are posted on MyArcadia Announcements. Note that evening M.B.A. classes will still be held in the Beaver College Room even if the Library is closed for the evening in early January. 

Dining Services: Dining Services hours are posted on MyArcadia. The Chat will be open limited hours during the Winter Break.

Upcoming Events

Register for Weight Watchers, Jan. 10

Weight Watchers is coming to Arcadia, says Gloria Taylor, Assistant to the Vice President for Finance and Treasurer. Registration will be Jan. 10, and the meetings will be held for the following 10 weeks on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Library University Gallery Room. “I hope that everyone who expressed interest in this program can participate. If you will not be on campus on Jan. 10, you can mail your payment in to me, but after that week registration is closed. Please remember, this is a prepaid program so you will need $135 at registration ($130 if you are currently a member). Please let me know if you are planning to register.” Contact Taylor at 215-572-2942.

More events can be found on the Events Calendar.

campus happenings

Hoilday Art ShowHoliday Art Show a One-Day Treat

Students, faculty and staff got a special, one-time treat on Dec. 12 at the Holiday Art Show Exhibition and Party at Murphy Hall and Spruance Hall art studios. Murphy Hall exhibits included photography, ceramics, metals and jewelry, graphic design, scientific illustration, digital media and foundations. Spruance Hall displays included painting, printmaking and interiors. Click here to view fun photos of both people and art.

sports update

Men’s Basketball Posts Pair of Wins; Women Beat Keystone

Men's Basketball began 2007 with a pair of conference wins, beating Misericordia, 64-61, and Cabrini, 54-48. Women's Basketball split their first two games in the new year, with a 74-53 win over Keystone and a 76-44 loss to PAC opponent Cabrini.

Find the lastest scores and more at www.arcadia.edu/athletics.

in the news

Thomas M. Brinker, Professor of Accounting, addressed The American College Symposium and Commencement, on Nov. 9 in San Francisco about “Demystifying the AMT: Practical Approaches to Helping Clients Identify Traps and Treasures.”

Students in the News

Scott Wimsey, a former member of Arcadia’s soccer team, has been given a 15-day/five-game contract to play with the Philadelphia’s KiXX beginning on Dec. 29. In October, Wimsey participated in the KiXX’s invitational combine in October and earned a position on the team’s developmental roster. While at Arcadia, Wimsey received Regional All-American honors for his play during his junior year and All-American accolades for his senior season. Wimsey has earned one assist so far. Visit www.kixxonline.com for updates.

Publication Information

Contributors: Bridget Curtis '08, Joy Zazzera, Sports Information Director and Donna Whitlock '05, University Relations Administrative Assistant. Photos: Joshua Blustein, Associate Professor of Psychology. Web Producer: Sue Gettlin, University Relations Web Designer. Managing Editor: Lori Bauer, Director of University Relations.

The Arcadia University Bulletin is distributed to students, faculty and staff weekly on Tuesdays during the academic year and bi-monthly in the summer. Campus members are encouraged to submit information to be included in the Bulletin. The deadline for submission will be the Friday before each edition. E-mail information to UR@arcadia.edu or call Lori Bauer, University Relations, 215-572-2970.

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