February 6, 2007
Arcadia University Bulletin
February 6, 2007 A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events

Campus News

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Elnick Named Registrar

Registrar Hal Stewart retired in January after 38 years of extraordinary service to Arcadia University. “I am sure that you join with me in wishing Hal the very best as he transitions into his retirement years,” says Dr. Michael Berger, Provost and Academic Vice President.

“After much thought and planning, Hal and his staff have devised a succession plan that I am confident will assure the continuance of the knowledgeable and personalized service that was the hallmark of the ‘Stewart Era,’” Berger adds. “The plan calls for a re-distribution of some of the responsibilities that Hal (and others) have performed and, in some cases, titles that better reflect these new responsibilities. Thus, Bill Elnick will assume the mantle of Registrar and undertake many (but not all) of the duties that Hal performed. Bill joined the Registrar’s staff in 1995 and was promoted to Associate Registrar in 2002. His experience and expertise augur well for the future.

“In addition to his new administrative duties, Bill will continue to undertake technology-related projects. Some of Hal’s responsibilities will also fall to Nicole Zucker, in her role as Associate Registrar (Data Quality). Monique Davis, Assistant Registrar (Degree Completion/ Certification) and Charlotte O'Donnell, now Assistant Registrar (Registration), will also have new duties as they assume responsibilities that Bill and Nicole formerly performed. Liz Haff, Records Coordinator, and Donna Smith, Secretary, will continue to provide the excellent customer service for which they have become known. A search is currently underway for a new Transcript Coordinator, who will round out the staff.”

BoardmanBoardman Rolling with Style in New York

By Bridget Curtis ’08

“Women in wheelchairs 18 years and older.” The announcement jumped off the pages of Quest Magazine at Michelle Boardman ’08 more than two years ago. Then in her first year at Arcadia, Boardman knew that she fit the bill to become a role model. Tonight, Feb. 6, she will be honored at the Rolling with Style Gala, a fashion fund-raising event in New York City held during the city’s annual couture Fashion Week.

Boardman was born with a congenital heart defect and later diagnosed with Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy at age 8. Struggling with the use of her proximal muscle groups (arms, hands, legs), Boardman has been in a wheelchair since she was 12.

She was just casually flipping through the Muscular Dystrophy Association magazine when the ad caught her eye. The ad was placed by Wendy Crawford, one of the founders and chairwomen of Discovery through Design, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for disabled women’s health initiatives and spinal cord injury research. The ad called for women in wheelchairs who were interested in being a “roll model” for the organization. Read more about Boardman.

Catch Some Knight Hoops on Web Cast, Feb. 8

The Knights’ women’s basketball game vs. Wesley at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, will be Web cast as the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) Game of the Week. The free Web cast will include play-by-play commentary along with the video feed. To view an e-card invitation to the Web cast, click here. To watch the women Knights in the PAC Game of the Week on Feb. 8, go to www.thepaconline.org under Women’s Basketball. The Arcadia men’s basketball game vs. Wesley was Web cast on Saturday, Feb. 3.

Arcadia Enters WHYY College Challenge, Feb. 8

WHYYArcadia has entered the WHYY Challenge for the first time this year—with the intent to win. Fourteen Arcadia staff members braved sub-zero wind chill at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6, to head to the WHYY studio and staff the phones during pledge week. On Thursday, Feb. 8, two Arcadia students—junior Bridget Curtis and first-year Amanda Metzger—will return to the studios to take part in College Challenge, where pledgers get to name their college of choice. Among the possible pledge gifts is the College Challenge mug. College Challenge is between 6 to 10 a.m. on Feb. 8. More information about WHYY at www.whyy.org.

And thanks to those who volunteered on Feb. 6, making Arcadia eligible for the Challenge: Aisha Amin, Larry Atkins, Lori Bauer, Dr. Mark Curchack, Dana Davies, Sue Gettlin, Dr. Lathardus Goggins II, Wanda Goggins, Tamara Lapman, Ann Leonard, Kate McGlinchey, Lindsey Stevenson, Matt Wolf, and Dan Yanuzzi.

40 Students, Faculty in Vagina Monologues Cast

VDAYArcadia's 2007 presentation of the Vagina Monologues features performances by nearly 40 students and faculty members. The show takes place at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.) in Stiteler Auditorium on Feb. 24 and 25. 

The show is organized by Maddy Brener and co-directed by Brener, Amanda Greco and Kat (Eamon) Harbord. A number of other students are donating tons of time to work out other logistics. The show is sponsored by PRIDE, and Hillel will be aiding in the fund-raising. “We have a number of new cast members, many of whom are not involved in theatre otherwise. This show is entirely student-run (not associated with the Theatre Department),” Brener notes.

Tickets for Arcadia students (with ID) are $7. All other students (with ID) are $10, and general audience tickets are $12. “We will be selling jewelry and artwork created by members of the cast,” Brener adds. Proceeds will be going to three selected groups that work to end violence against women and girls: Women's Center of Montgomery County, SAFER, and Jewish Family and Children's Services of Greater Philadelphia's Sukkat Shalom program. For more on Arcadia’s production of Vagina Monologues, visit  www.arcadiauniversityvday07.homestead.com.

Student Health Services Offers Free HIV Testing

Student Health Services is pleased to announce regular free, confidential HIV counseling and testing taking place this semester. Family Services (FS) and Montgomery County Health Department (MC) will come on campus to provide the oral HIV testing (OraSure®). The test is pain-free, and results are returned in two weeks. Read more about why to get tested for HIV and about the Orasure Test for HIV.

Testing takes place in Heinz Hall, in the ground floor conference room across from Student Health Services. Dates and times are as follows:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 6, (MC) testing, 10 a.m. to noon
  • Monday, Feb. 12, (FS) testing and results, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (closed 1 to 2 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 22, (MC) testing and results, 2 to  4 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 26, (FS) results only, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (closed 1 to 2 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, March 6, (MC) testing and results, 10 a.m. to noon
  • Tuesday, March 22, (MC) testing and results, 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 3, (MC) testing and results, 10 a.m. to noon
  • Tuesday, April 19, (MC) testing and results, 2 to 4 p.m.

Summer Positions Open in Conference Services

The Conference Services Department is looking for workers for summer positions. These positions will begin with training on May 23 and end between Aug. 10 and Aug. 17.

Conference Services is looking for individuals who:

  • Have the ability to work varied hours between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. with on-call duty rotation in the evenings, plus varied hours on weekends.
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of guests attending summer camps, adult educational conferences, etc., as well as with on-campus constituents.
  • Perform entry-level office work e.g. filing, making copies, answering phones, etc.
  • Must be flexible and be able to handle minor set-ups and other duties as assigned.
  • Are willing to live in campus housing for the summer with other students.

Those who have worked for Conference Services in past summers and want to return must reapply.

Please stop by the Conference Services Department in the lower level of Dilworth Hall to pick up an application. Applications are due by Feb. 28. Interviews will take place shortly after spring break. For more information, contact Michele D. Leftwich in Conference Services, 215-572-4082, Leftwicm@arcadia.edu.

Is April 1 a Lucky Day for FAFSA Filers?

All Arcadia students that file their 2007-08 FAFSA before the April 1, 2007, priority deadline will be automatically entered into a drawing to win one of four $50 gift certificates! Students are encouraged to file online at www.fafsa.ed.gov  Please Note: Undergraduate students who are Pennsylvania residents and wish to be considered for the PHEAA State Grant must file the FAFSA by May 1, 2007.

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.

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.

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.

Hope or Lifetime Learning Credit Available

The form to claim the Hope or Lifetime Learning Credit (1098T) is available online as of 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.

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 or sign-up online at www.pleasegiveblood.org/donate and enter the sponsor code 5X56.

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

Peer Recognition Nominations Sought

“Have you noticed a staff member with an extraordinary work ethic? Does he or she consistently go above and beyond? Has he or she overcome obstacles? Deserve recognition?” asks Valerie Ashton, Staff Council Peer Recognition Coordinator. “If so, nominate that staff member for a Peer Recognition Award!” All nominees receive a certificate and a personalized letter. To nominate someone for a Peer Recognition Award, e-mail Ashton at ashtonv@arcadia.edu.

Upcoming Events

Let's Go!

Let's Go!

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

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.

  • 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.)
  • 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.)

African Americans in the Civil War, Feb. 7

Dr. James Paradis, Adjunct Professor of History, will discuss African Americans in the Civil War, on Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Headquarters Library, 5 Pioneer Boulevard, Westhampton, NJ 08060. To register, call 609-267-9660 ext. 3072. Paradis has written Strike the Blow for Freedom: The 6th United States Colored Infantry in the Civil War and African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign. For the last seven years he has taught history at Arcadia, where his course on Civil War and Reconstruction remains a popular class.

Life is a Fulltime Job, Feb. 8

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. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The next session is Life is a Fulltime Job on Thursday, Feb., 8 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Library Gallery Room. Classes, work, involvement, and family can all require attention. “If your scale is tipping or has tipped over attend this session to learn how to regain balance,” says the presenter, Aisha Amin-McCoy, ACT 101 Counselor/Academic Adviser.

Also plan to attend Say What on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Library Gallery Room. It takes two to tango! Communication is a dance to bringing about change. “You will learn how to convey what you want while giving others what they need,” says the presenter, Lisa Novakoski, Interim Assistant to the Director of Residence Life.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Commencement, Feb. 10

Sixty-one students will be “hooded” and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees conferred in a ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 10:30 a.m. in Stiteler Auditorium. Dr. Charles D. Ciccone, Professor of Physical Therapy at Ithaca College, will give the Commencement address. Tara Dromgoole, one of the D.P.T. graduates, will perform the National Anthem. Molly Abbott, also a D.P.T. graduate, will give the student address. Music will be performed by Steve Tippett, Director of the Concert Choir. Overflow seating and video viewing will be available in the Chat.

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.

Register Now for Dance Marathon, March 3

So you think you can dance? On March 3, you’ll have your chance to prove it when Arcadia students host a 13-hour Dance Marathon in an effort to help raise money for St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital. The event will feature DJs from local radio stations Wired 96.5 and 92.5 XTU. Red Bull also will be there as well to keep the crowd energized and to give out prizes all night. Dancers are asked to register as soon as possible so that they can begin fundraising prior to the event. Interested dancers and/or sponsors can sign up during the weeks of Feb. 12-16 and Feb. 19-23 during lunch and dinner in The Chat and Dining Hall. Only registered dancers are able to participate.

The marathon is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the Rose and Mirror Rooms of Grey Towers Castle. For more information contact Lauren Trager (TrageL95@arcadia.edu) or Chadd Balbi (Balbic11@arcadia.edu).

Bruce in the U.S.A. at the Keswick, Feb. 16

Springsteen"Bruce in the U.S.A." is high-energy, note-perfect and hard-rockin’— the ultimate tribute to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band born out of the immortality of the Boss. See what’s up the nearby community. Bruce is Friday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m.; tickets are $25. Keswick Theatre, 291 Keswick Ave., Glenside For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.keswicktheatre.com.

More events can be found on the Events Calendar.

CAMPUS HAPPENINGS

Check out Dining Services's Fab Five for this week.

sports update

Men Keep Playoff Contention Alive

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Kevin Brown gets some air.

Men’s Basketball (9-12, 7-7 PAC) The Knights remain alive in playoff contention by earning a 2-1 record in conference play last week. Arcadia began the week at home with a 76-56 win over College Misericordia on Jan. 29 and a 70-56 win over Immaculata University on Feb. 1. The team dropped a close 73-69 contest to Wesley in Dover, Del., on Saturday, Feb. 3. 

Senior Dave Boettcher averaged 16 points and 10.6 rebounds on the week while collecting his fourth straight double-double outing. Junior Kevin Brown averaged 15 points per contest while Eric Elliot notched double figures in all three games.
The Knights see the top and bottom of the PAC this week, host last place Cabrini College on Monday, Feb. 5, and second-place Gwynedd-Mercy on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 4 p.m. 

Women Upset College Misericordia

Women’s Basketball (6-15, 4-8 PAC) Women’s hoops ended one of their most exciting weeks this season, going 1-1 in conference play. The team snapped a four-game winless streak in a 60-55 upset win over the favored Cougars of College Misericordia on Jan. 29.  The Knights hung with favored Immaculata on Thursday evening until the closing seconds of play when AU’s leading scorer, Katie Lynch was called for her fifth foul.  The Mighty Macs sealed the victory with a pair of charity tosses in front of one of Arcadia’s biggest crowds this season. 

Junior Caitlin Sparks averaged 13.5 off the bench to lead the Knights behind the defensive efforts of Lynch, who pulled down 29 rebounds and scored 16 points over the two game span. The team is off until Thursday evening, Feb. 8, when they host Wesley College (4-8 PAC) at 6 p.m. The game will be featured on TEAMLINE, an internet web-casting company. Click here to tune in.

The team will host undefeated Gwynedd-Mercy (12-0 PAC) on Saturday, Feb. 19. at 2 p.m. 

McCandless Sets Record in 200 Medley

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McCandless

Men’s Swimming ended the season with an overall record of (2-8) behind first-year Head Coach Trich Flynn and Assistant Coach Owen O’Connell. The team will return 9 team members in 2007-08. 

Women’s Swimming (2-9) ended the regular season at Bryn Mawr on Friday, dropping the 107-75 meet to the Owls. Michelle McCandless got the Arcadia University record and got 1st place in the 200 individual medley with a 2:26.56.  Bethany Hanlon had a personal best in the 100 breast with a 1:21.56. 

A few men and women qualifiers will compete this weekend at the Middle Atlantic Conference Swim Championships.  Results will be in next week’s Bulletin.

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

in the news

Dr. Mark Curchack, Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, was elected last fall as the Treasurer of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology. This is a section of the American Anthropological Association whose 600 members are anthropologists who work outside of academia, usually in the corporate world, or who have non-traditional (ie. non-teaching) roles in universities. His is a two-year appointment.

Danielle Green, Technical Coordinator Assistant with the Center for Education Abroad is supporting the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer by participating in a unique fundraising campaign called Daffodil Days®. Visit her coordinator page by Feb. 16 to learn more about this campaign, including a list of daffodil items, and her efforts to support the American Cancer Society, or contact her at 215-572-8529.

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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