January 30, 2007
Arcadia University Bulletin
January 30, 2007 A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events

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Living the Promise: Physical Therapy Students

INTEGRATIVE LEARNING. “Working in the clinic with patients with Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis gives students a better understanding of how patients and their families cope with chronic disease.” says Matt Stapleton ’08. He and other Doctor of Physical Therapy students get hands-on experience in the Dan Aaron Stay Fit Exercise Program on campus.

Students Compete Against UAE, Canadian ‘Businesses’

International Collegiate Business Strategy CompetitionFor the 19th consecutive year, Arcadia University business students are competing against college teams from around the world for the best-run simulated company.

In the International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition (ICBSC), student teams use a computer simulation model to manage a firm in competition with the other firms in their industry. The Spring 2007 competition has 16 undergraduate teams and nine graduate teams.

“This competition is clearly international in scope,” says Dr. William Biggs, Professor of Business Administration. “The teams are divided into worlds of direct competitors, and this year our direct competitors are Al Ain Women’s College (Al Ain, United Arab Emirates), Dubai Women’s College (Dubai, United Arab Emirates), Loyola Marymount University (California), University of Portland (Oregon), and Okanagan University College (British Columbia, Canada).”

The four Arcadia student team members are Olivia Amspacher, Jeff Kelly, Holly Koval, and John Krause. Read more about the competition.

Seniors Invited to Apply for Who’s Who by Feb. 2

Academic achievement combined with leadership, participation, and service are important for the success of Arcadia University’s students, so Arcadia is participating in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, which annually honors outstanding campus leaders for their scholastic and community achievements. Students who complete their graduation requirements in Summer 2006, Fall 2006 or Spring 2007 are eligible for nomination. A campus committee will review all applications and select students based on the following criteria:

  • Academic achievement
  • Leadership experience
  • Campus involvement and participation
  • Contributions made in the area of diversity
  • Service to the University and surrounding community

All applications must be submitted to Student Activities, Dilworth Hall, no later than Feb. 2. Notification of recipients will be made in April. For more information, stop by the Student Activities Office or call Michele Leftwich at 215-572-4082, Leftwicm@arcadia.edu.

Apply Now for Freedom Credit Union Scholarships

Freedom Credit Union is now accepting applications for the 2007 Freedom Scholarships. Freedom will award four $1,000 scholarships to qualified students to be applied toward any portion of an accredited college or university's comprehensive fee. Additional information and applications are available at www.freedomcu.org. Completed applications and all related documents must be post-marked no later than March 15.  Winners will be notified by March 30. “Last year an Arcadia University student was one of the winners! Let's keep the tradition going, says Lorraine M. Yearicks, Senior Human Resources Representative.

Dr. Pradyumna ChauhanChauhan Elected President of South Asian Literary Association

Dr. Pradyumna Chauhan, Professor of English, was elected National President of the South Asian Literary Association (SALA), a position he will hold for a term of two years (2007-09).  SALA, an allied organization of the Modern Language Association, provides a forum for critical and theoretical studies of South Asian literatures, culture, and arts. SALA also publishes South Asian Review, an international juried journal. 

Johnston’s Forms of Constraint Details Prison Architecture

The University of Illinois Press published a paperback edition of Forms of Constraint: A History of Prison Architecture by Dr. Norman Johnston, Professor Emeritus of Sociology. This book was originally published in a hardbound version by Illinois in 2000, and a Japanese translation was issued in 2002. “The publication of the paper edition is further evidence that Norman’s book has become the standard reference work on this topic,” says Dr. Michael Berger, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Grants Provide Free Tuition for ‘High-Need’ Teachers

Arcadia University was awarded a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education for an Accelerated Certification for Educators (ACE) that will enable teachers from high-need schools in the Philadelphia area to become “highly qualified” teachers of secondary education or special education. The ACE program is designed for teachers with emergency or intern certifications.

Participants who meet all eligibility requirements and are accepted into the program will receive free tuition for all required certification courses. In addition, they will participate in a mentoring and coaching program during their intern teaching experience.

ACE will provide training to assist Emergency 01 or 06 participants in preparing to pass the Praxis II and receive Intern Certification from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If the intern certified candidate does not already have a position in a Philadelphia high need-school, he/she will be guaranteed a full-time teaching position in the School District of Philadelphia as a participant in this program. While working as teachers, participants will take traditional or online courses to complete the requirements for Pennsylvania Instructional I certification in their field. In addition, participants will receive classroom and instructional support throughout their program through both peer mentors and University coaches. More at www.arcadia.edu/ace.

Sign-up Now for Teacher Job Fair

Sign up now for The Greater Philadelphia Teacher Job Fair, hosted by the Delaware Valley Education Consortium, on Tuesday, March 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wachovia Center. Arcadia University students and alumni can purchase discounted tickets in the Office of Career Development between Feb. 5 and March 6 for $3, cash or checks only. Tickets are $10 cash at the door for all on-site registrants. The Office of Career Development hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and Tuesday evenings until 7 p.m. Beginning Feb. 5, tickets can be ordered by contacting 215-572-2939 or careerservices@arcadia.edu. Those who have purchased tickets from the Office of Career Development will be admitted to the fair at 9 a.m. (If tickets are purchased at the door, admittance is 9:30 a.m.) For more detailed information, please go to www.dvec.net.

Orientation Leaders, Residence Life Assistants Needed

KnightlifeCampus Life Recruitment Week is Jan. 28 through Feb. 4, and Residence Life is looking for students who want to be part of the Knight Life. Interest sessions for those interested in becoming apartment assistants, commuter assistants, orientation leaders and resident assistants are Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Social Room at Oak Summit Apartments, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. in the Heinz Hall Lobby Lounge, and Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Kistler Hall Lobby Lounge. For applications and more information, contact Lisa Novakoski (novakosl@arcadia.edu) at 267-620-4117 or check out Residence Life’s Blackboard community.

2007 Yearbooks on Sale in Dining Hall

Arcadia 2007 Enthymion yearbooks will be on sale starting Feb. 5. The cost is $50, payable by cash, check or charge to a student account. The yearbook staff will be selling copies outside the Dining Hall and The Chat on Monday, Wednesday and Friday during lunch and dinner. Yearbooks from 2004, 2005 and 2006 will be available at a discounted price. For more information, e-mail enthymion@arcadia.edu.

Staff Council Reaches Out to the Community

Staff Council EventDonating blood or donating time, both are important ways to reach out to the community. Staff Council has two special community outreach events planned:

  • Philabundance–Help support Delaware Valley’s Hunger Relief Organization on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m. to noon. Twenty people is the max, so sign up ASAP!
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive–Give blood on Monday, Feb. 19, in the Castle and help save a life! Sign-up sheets will be circulating around campus.

For more information or to sign up for either event, contact Jenn Haring at haringj@arcadia.edu or Celina Gonzalez at gonzalezc1@arcadia.edu.

Staff Peer Mentors Needed

“Calling All Staff: Would you be interested in being a Peer Mentor to help newly hired staff members acclimate to Arcadia University?” asks Katie Kelly, Staff Council's Peer Mentor Coordinator. Contact her at 215-572-2173 or kellyk@arcadia.edu for more information.

Leone, Benner Attend NCAA, Draft Plan for Student-Athletes

Junior Michelle Leone and sophomore Matt Benner represented Arcadia University at the NCAA Division III Student-Athlete Leadership Conference held Jan. 19-21, in Pittsburgh, Pa. Leone and Benner, along with Sports Information Director and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Adviser Joy Zazzera, collaborated with other student-athletes and institutional administrators to develop critical thinking and leadership skills. The conference, Connecting the Rhythms of Leadership, prepares student-athletes for leadership in a diverse and dynamic society. 

The student-athletes worked together with coaches, administrators and NCAA staff members to facilitate critical dialogue centered on leadership, addressed Division III specific issues and created partnerships to impact positive change at the campus, conference and divisional level. Discussions included topics of local and national interest to the 61 NCAA schools in attendance. The Arcadia group teamed with four other PAC schools (Alvernia, Cedar Crest, Eastern and Rosemont) and two non-conference members (Bard College and SUNY-Purchase), presenting the action plan they hope to implement on campus. 

Benner and Leone will present their plan to Arcadia's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee to begin implementation this semester. The goal of the two-fold action plan is to create a positive assimilation of all 14 athletic teams in order to have all teams equally recognized for their contributions to the Arcadia community and to increase support from the campus and surrounding community through the increased visibility of student-athletes on campus and in the surrounding Glenside area.

Leone is a dual-sport student-athlete at Arcadia, participating on the Women's Soccer and Lacrosse teams. Benner is a member of the Men's Soccer 2006 PAC Championship team. Both are team representatives on Arcadia's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

Hope or Lifetime Learning Credit Available

The form to claim the Hope or Lifetime Learning Credit (1098T) will be available online by Jan. 31, 2007. A hard copy will be sent to students’ home addresses by Feb. 7, 2007.  Access the form online at www.1098T.com. Once there, choose Access My Record. A Social Security number and last name will be needed to retrieve the record. A PIN number will not be necessary. Please contact the Tax Credit Reporting Service Call Center at 1-877-467-3821 or James Adams, Associate Controller, at 215-572-2936, with any questions. The Tax Credit Reporting Service (TCRS) Student/Taxpayer Web site provides useful information on the Taxpayer Relief Act (TRA) of 1997, which provides education tax incentives for eligible taxpayers. These benefits, called the Hope Scholarship Credit and Lifetime Learning Credit, allow taxpayers to reduce their federal income tax based upon qualified tuition and fees paid, assuming the taxpayer meets all TRA requirements.

Flu Vaccine Still Available on Campus

Ten doses of flu vaccine are still available to faculty, staff and students through Student Health Services, located on the ground floor of Heinz Hall. Call 215-572-2966 to check hours. The cost of the vaccine is $20 for faculty and staff, $5 for students.

Upcoming Events

Let's Go!

Let's Go!

For a complete listing of student events, visit the Online Events Calendar.

Can You Sing? Try Out for AU Knight Star!

AU Knight StarRemember how much fun you had last spring at Arcadia Idol? Well the singing competition is back this semester with a new name—AU Knight Star—and a new charity. Sign up this week for AU Knight Star and the chance to show Arcadia that you’ve got talent! Taking place on Friday, April 13, all proceeds will benefit Autism Speaks.

Sign up continues through Friday, Feb. 2. If you think you have what it takes to be Arcadia’s new Knight Star, stop by the table outside the Dining Hall Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. to sign up for an audition. Last year, $2,300 was raised for the Oncology Ward of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as the Arcadia community came out to see Rebecca Adams, Area Coordinator, be crowned Arcadia’s first Idol with her show-stopping rendition of SheDaisy’s This Woman Needs.

Autism Awareness: Each year, 1 in 166 children are diagnosed with autism. Stop by the table outside the Dining Hall this week to sponsor a puzzle piece and support autism awareness. All students, staff and faculty are invited to come and make donations. Contact Kate Conway (215-572-3079 or kconway@arcadia.edu) or Holly Neibauer, Adjunct Professor of English, to make a donation or for more information.

African American Heroes/Heroines Challenge, Events

African American History Month at Arcadia UniversityAfrican American History Month kicks off with a challenge. The first 10 students to correctly identify the four heroes/heroines shown on the 2007 African American History poster and their significance will win their choice of one gift card. Submit entries to the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Knight Hall.

  • Black Film Series, Feb. 2 from 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. in Kuch Hospitality Suite
  • Spike Lee Marathon, Feb 4 from 2 p.m. to midnight in The Chat (She's Got to Have It, Do The Right Thing, Bamboozled, X)
  • Helena D. Lewis: Spoken Word Artist, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. in The Chat (A slam veteran, she has appeared on Russell Simons Presents Def Poetry on HBO.)
  • Panel Discussion: Media, Feb. 6 at 7:10 p. m. in Kuch Hospitality Suite (A discussion on the role of media and violence on African American identity and image.)
  • BAS Valentine Coffee House, Feb. 9 from 8 to 10 p.m. in The Chat (Entertainment provided by Black Awareness Society)
  • Fattah Conference on Higher Education, Feb. 16 to 18, Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel (This two-day conference encourages minority students to enroll in graduate and professional schools. Contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs for details and to register by Feb. 2.)
  • Life and Death of Malcolm X, Feb. 21 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Nostrand Conference Room in Grey Towers Castle (A discussion on the legacy of El Hajj El Malik Shabazz)
  • Raindown Melodies presents Gospel Artists, Feb. 22 at 12:30 p.m. in the Dining Hall
  • Black Film Series, Feb. 23 from 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. in Kuch Hospitality Suite
  • Black History Jeopardy, March 2, from 3 to  6 p.m. in The Chat (An educational multi-media game based on the Jeopardy TV game show format. Teams of three can sign-up at the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Knight Hall.)

Trip to State of Black Union 2007, Register by Feb. 2

A road trip to Hampton University for the State of Black Union 2007 is Feb. 10. The bus departs at 2 a.m. and returns at 11:30 p.m. Be a part of the State of Black Union 2007: The African American Imprint on America. Commemorate America¹s 400th anniversary with Tavis Smiley, Tom Joyner and 36 of America's black thought leaders, educators, public policy makers, religious leaders, and community organizers. The discussion will examine the future impact of African Americans on western culture. Register online at www.tavistalks.com/sobu2007/info.html;  those who fill out the online form must still register in person with Dr. Lathardus Goggins II, Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs, Knight Hall, 215-572-4088. Register by Feb. 2.

‘Dual Diagnosis:’ Psychiatric and Substance Abuse, Jan. 30

When drug/alcohol addiction is compounded by serious and persistent psychiatric problems, the person’s path is often marked by episodic setbacks, an erosion of hope, a withering of social supports, and multiple relapses (psychiatric and substance abuse). This presentation, “Dual Diagnosis: Readiness for Combined Recovery,” is co-led by a psychiatrist and a person who is dually diagnosed. They explore these challenges in the contexts of recovery, failures as “teachable moments,” social network theory, and treatment. Effective strategies are highlighted for the person who is ready, as well as for the person who is not yet ready—a frequent dilemma for families and professionals alike. This colloquium is led by Loren Crabtree, M.D., medical director and co-founder of Project Transition, and Jack Coulter, peer support specialist.

The University Colloquium Series is free and open to the public. A coffee reception begins at 7 p.m. in the Grey Towers Castle Rose and Mirror Rooms. The lecture, at 7:30 p.m., is followed by a question-and-answer session. Teachers can earn one hour of ACT48 Professional Development credit; forms are available at the colloquium. A complete list of colloquium lectures can be found at www.arcadia.edu/colloquium. For more information, call the College of Graduate Studies at 215-572-2877.

Other upcoming colloquia include: Excited into Apathy, Lulled into Violence, Feb. 13

Your Life on One Page, Jan. 31

Leadership@ArcadiaU is designed for all Arcadia students as part of the leadership development program. “Some groups on campus, such as student organizations and recipients of the Arcadia Outstanding Leadership Scholarship Program, are required to participate in a select number of sessions, but all students are welcome, and we hope to reach a variety of students,” says Nick Smith, Assistant Director, Student Activities.  Students are not required to sign up prior to the sessions. The first session is Your Life on One Page on Jan. 31 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Library Gallery Room. Learn how to minimize distractions, juggle multiple responsibilities, and effectively maximize time. The session is presented by Linda Pizzi, Director of Education Enhancement Center. All events are sponsored by the Student Activities Office. Everyone is welcome to attend.

ARC Sponsors Inconvenient Truth, Feb. 1

The campus radio station, the ARC, is hosting a screening of An Inconvenient Truth in The Chat to raise awareness about global climate change on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. Following the showing, there will be a discussion open to all members of the Arcadia community. “Two main topics of discussion will be: what we can do individually and what the University community can and should do,” says Adam Ochonicki, of the ARC.

Practice GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, Feb. 10 

Kaplan Testing will hold practice GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT tests Saturday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sign up with the Office of Career Development by stopping in Knight Hall, Room 133, phone 215-572-2939, or e-mail careerservices@arcadia.edu. Review and feedback session will be Tuesday, Feb. 13, 4 to 6 p.m.

Sign Up for Red Cross Blood Drive

Staff Council is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, Feb. 19. To volunteer or sign up to donate blood, stop by the Student Service Center on the ground floor of Knight Hall. For information, contact Celina Gonzalez, 215-572-2336, gonzalezc1@arcadia.edu.

More events can be found on the Events Calendar.


Knight Club Performs at 76ers Game

Knight Club has been working hard since the semester began. Practice for a performance at the Philadelphia 76ers game began very quickly. A group of 29 members worked hard to put together a five-minute routine for the 76ers performance on Jan. 19. The routine included songs from the fall show and new hits, including Gwen Stefani's Wind It Up and the Happy Feet hit Hit Me Up. The game went well and all of the dancers enjoyed being out on the floor. Lots of family, friends, and members came to support them, and the experience was something new to the club. The Sixers organization has invited the group back to perform again in the future, reports Amanda Mae Knapp.

Rebecca Gillam, a student interning with the 76ers, invites students to enter the contest to design a new logo for the Kyle Korver Foundation. For more information, visit www.kylekorver.com. The winning design will become the official logo, and the winner will receive a Family Plus Membership to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and a museum gift basket, along with an autographed Kyle Korver jersey, four tickets to a 76ers home game, and an autographed mini-ball. Entries are due Feb. 16. For more information, contact Gillam at rebecca.gillam@arcadia.edu.

Knight Club dancers
The Knight Club also performed at the Arcadia vs. Marywood Men's Basketball game.

sports update

Fall 2006 All PAC Academic Team Announced

The Pennsylvania Athletic Conference announced on Jan. 26 that 45 Arcadia student-athletes have been named to the Fall 2006 All PAC Academic Team. Women's Soccer earned the most honors with 14 student-athletes named, followed by Field Hockey with 12, Men's Soccer with 8, Volleyball with 6 and Women's Tennis with 5. For the complete list, visit www.arcadia.edu/athletics/default.aspx?id=3827.

Two School Records and Five Personal Best Times Set

Konieczny Morgan Neafsey

Men’s and Women’s Swimming Lebanon Valley College came up victorious on both the men's and women's side when they visited Arcadia on Jan. 23, but the Knights managed two new school records and five personal best times in the final home meet of the season. Lebanon Valley outscored the men 117-73 while the women lost 131-78.  

John Konieczny earned two personal best times against LVC, breaking the school record in the 100 Breast by shaving an impressive 3 seconds off his personal best time (1:09.72) and finishing the 200 IM in 2:17.25. Brendan Peters took home first place in the 200 IM, coming in just ahead of Konieczny in 2:17.15. The men set a new Arcadia record in the Medley Relay with their first place time of 1:51.44; swimmers included LJ Morgan, Konieczny, Peters and Steven Neafsey.

Beth Hanlon and Katie Pye led the women with their personal bests, Hanlon in the 100 Breast (1:22.41) and Pye in the 500 Free (7:38.50)

Knights Dunk Undefeated Gwynedd-Mercy, 71-48

Men's Basketball (7-11 overall/5-6 PAC) The Knights look forward to an evenly matched week in the PAC, as far as conference records go, as they come off a huge upset win at Gwynedd-Mercy College on Saturday, Jan. 27. Senior Dave Boettcher led the team with a game-high 27 points as the Knights held the previously undefeated Griffins to just 48 points, earning the 71-48 victory. The win came off the heels of a 60-49 conference loss to Neumann College earlier in the week where junior Eric Elliot's 14 points paced the Knights. 

Visiting Glenside this week will be College Misericordia (5-6 PAC) on Jan. 29 and Immaculata (4-7) on Jan. 31 before the team travels to Wesley (4-7) on Feb. 3.   

Women Face Immaculata on Wednesday

Bates Milligan Sparks

Women's Basketball (5-14 overall/3-7 PAC) Women's hoops struggled through an 0-3 week that began with a surprise 63-45 loss to Rosemont on Jan. 22. On Jan. 25, the team hosted non-conference opponent Penn State Berks, and well into the second half it appeared that the Knights had the game all but wrapped up with their 11-point lead with less than ten minutes to play, but the Nittany Lions roared back to steal the game in overtime, 82-76. Stephanie Bates's 16 points led the Knights; Kim Milligan followed up with 15.

The women headed to Gwynedd-Valley on Jan. 27 in hopes of a win, but the Griffins stymied the AU offense to earn the 80-48 conference win. Caitlin Sparks came off the bench to score 11 points.

This week features two tough home contests against College Misericordia (7-3) on Jan. 29 and Immaculata (5-7) on Wednesday, Jan. 31.

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

in the news

The School Notes section of the Jan. 21 Montgomery County Neighbors section of The Philadelphia Inquirer noted that Arcadia theatre students would perform readings of works from Philadelphia Young Playwrights on Jan. 27. More than 50 people attended the production of The Missing Man, by Haley Gordon of Wyncote Elementary School, and The Ghost of the Farm on Fifth Street, by Brenden Morgan of Cheltenham Elementary School.

Faculty in the News

Thomas M. Brinker Jr., Professor and Accounting Coordinator of Business/Health Administration and Economics, and Jose A. Marrero, Assistant Professor and Managing Director of the MBA program co authored “Are Accounting Standards Uniform? Recognizing Cultural Differences Underlying Global Accounting Standards,” for the January 2007 issue of Journal of Financial Service Professionals.

Dr. Warren Haffar, Assistant Professor and Director of International Peace and Conflict Resolution, was quoted in the Jan. 10 Boston Globe articleDemocrats step up battle over troops,” dealing with  President Bush’s plan to send more troops to Iraq and what Bush will be up against with the new Democratic Congress in session. “The battle lines are definitely drawn. It seems as though the President is really intent on testing this Congress,” said Haffar. “The Democrats are going to be put to the test early on.”

Alumni in the News

Leslie M. Ritter ’06 D.P.T. has been recognized by her employer, Allied Services Mercy Hospital, for her commitment to patient care and education and for achieving her Doctor of  Physical Therapy degree, as reported in the Dec. 29 Times-Tribute (Scranton, Pa.).

Lisa Kaczar Boyce ’97 who earned a bachelor’s degree in Scientific Illustration with a concentration in Graphic Design, has been named division director of interactive at Deardorff Associates, a Wilmington-based communications agency, as reported in the Dec. 22 Brandywine Community News (Hockessin, Del.).

Leesa Mcllhinney ’02 D.P.T. was one of three physical therapists featured on the magazine cover of the Jan. 22, 2007, issue ADVANCE for Physical Therapists & PT Assistants. The cover story, “Make 2007 Your Best Year Ever,” notes that Mcllhinney is a senior staff physical therapist at the Drucker Brain Injury Center Moss Rehab in Elkins Park.

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.

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