February 13, 2007
Arcadia University Bulletin
February 13, 2007 A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events

Campus News

Nominate Deserving Faculty for Awards

Nominate an Adjunct ProfessorAbernethy Outstanding Service Award: Every other year a full-time faculty member or professional librarian is selected to receive the Lloyd M. Abernethy Faculty Outstanding Service Award. Nominations for this honor are solicited from the campus community. The award will be presented at Honors Convocation on Saturday, March 24. Click here for information about the award and the nomination process. Submit your nomination along with a rationale for your choice to the Provost’s Office in Taylor Hall or via e-mail to Marie Gallagher at Gallagher@arcadia.edu no later than Friday, Feb. 16.

Adjunct Faculty Award: Students and faculty have the opportunity to recognize and reward an outstanding part-time faculty member who is an especially effective classroom teacher. The Adjunct Faculty Award will be given at Honors Convocation on Saturday, March 24. Click here to download a list of eligible adjunct faculty and the nomination form. A link to this information is also available on MyArcadia's homepage under Campus Announcements. Submit nomination forms to either the Graduate Office or the Registrar's Office by Friday March 2.

Users Can Now Create and Manage Help Desk Tickets

Information Technology announces a new service which enables the campus community to enter and manage their Help Desk requests via IT's Help Desk system. Through the My Help Desk Console, users can create and access their Help Desk tickets, and are able to check the status of their technology support issues, and make updates if necessary. To access the My Help Desk Console or for more information on how the system works, go to the IT User Support module under the Technology tab on MyArcadia and click on the My Help Desk Console link. Faculty and staff should continue to the AV Request Form (under the Tools menu) for their AV setup needs. If you need assistance with this new process, call the Help Desk at 215-572-2898.

Staff Council to Host Blood Drive

Staff Council EventDo you want to help save a life? The American Red Cross Blood Drive is taking place on Monday, February 19 in the Castle. Pizza will be provided by the Physician Assistant Program! Signup sheets will be circulating around campus or signup online at www.pleasegiveblood.org/donate and enter the sponsor code 5X56. For more information contact Jenn Haring at haringj@arcadia.edu or Celina Gonzalez at gonzalezc1@arcadia.edu.

RHC Cotillion Tickets Go On Sale Week of February 26

The Residence Hall Council Cotillion will be held on Saturday, March 24 from 8 p.m. to midnight at Citizens Bank Arena in the Diamond Club (home of the Philadelphia Phillies). The cost is $25 for one person OR $45 for a couple, and includes hors d'oeuvres, dessert, and soda bar. Students must take bus transportation provided by Arcadia to and from this event.

Tickets will be on sale at the following times during the week of February 26:

  • Monday, Feb. 26 and Tuesday, Feb. 27: Noon - 1 p.m., outside Dining Hall; 5 - 6 p.m., outside Dining Hall; 8 - 9 p.m., in Heinz Lobby. Only SENIOR Arcadia students may purchase tickets on Monday.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 28, Thursday, March 1 and Friday, March 2: Noon - 1 p.m., outside Dining Hall ; 5 - 6 p.m., outside Dining Hall

For more information, contact Alyssa Jeral, President of RHC, at jerala96@arcadia.edu. Hurry! Tickets will sell out fast.

Free Tuition Opportunity for Teacher Certification

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. The deadline to apply for this program is Thursday, Feb. 15.

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.

Visit www.arcadia.edu/ace for complete information or to apply online.

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. 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.

Exit Interview Sessions for Graduating Students

If you borrowed money through the Federal Stafford Loan Program while studying at Arcadia, you are required to attend an Exit Interview Session before graduating to fulfill federal regulations. Exit Interviews will be held on Tuesday, March 6 in Kuch Center Hospitality Suite, and Wednesday, March 7 in the Mirror Room, Grey Towers Castle. Click here for more information and interview times. Please contact Mayra Castillo at the Office of Enrollment Management at (215) 572-2883 with questions.

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.

Faculty Honors Convocation Responses Due

Just a reminder to faculty that if you have not done so already, please respond as to whether you will be attending Honors Convocation on March 24. Please use the online form at http://www.arcadia.edu/honorsreply2 to reply. (Note: Copy and paste or retype URL if you encounter trouble opening link). The deadline for renting academic attire from the Bookstore is Friday, Feb. 23.

Upcoming Events

Let's Go!

Let's Go!

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

African American History Month Events

Arcadia University's celebration of African American History Month continues with these events:

  • African American History Month at Arcadia UniversityFattah 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.)

Say What Leadership Program, Feb. 13

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 Say What on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Library's University (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.

Also plan to attend Understanding your Role and Managing your Organization on Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Library's University (Gallery) Room. Being a leader is more than a title. This session is designed for students who hold “leadership” roles in an organization. Attend this session to learn how to effectively connect with others. The presenter is Jeff Ewing, Dean of Students.

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).

Arcadia to Host Softball Clinic for Teens, Feb. 25

Arcadia University will host a softball clinic on Sunday, Feb. 25 for girls ages 11-16. Registration fee includes T-shirt. Discounts are available to teams that bring 10 or more players. Click here for more information or contact Linda Detra at Detra@arcadia.edu or 215-572-2996.

Writers Return to Campus Series Continues on March 1

VelezArcadia will continue its “Writers Return to Campus” series with a visit from Dr. Lili Fox Velez ’86 on Thursday, March 1, in the Rose and Mirror Room of Grey Towers Castle. A reception begins at 7 p.m. Velez will host a workshop beginning at 7:30 p.m. Founder of the Biomedical Writing program at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, the first degree-granting program for medical writers, she has taught writing and research methods for technical environments as well as worked as a publication analyst, medical writer, and consultant for a variety of agencies. Since her graduation from Arcadia, Velez has dedicated her professional life to building bridges between writing, research, and technical fields, earning both an M.A. and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University along the way. She has taught at Philadelphia University, Robert Morris College and the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and is currently a faculty member at Towson University in Maryland.

More events can be found on the Events Calendar.

CAMPUS HAPPENINGS

DPT Commencement Ceremony  
Antonina Franks receives her DPT hood
from Dr. Carol Oatis.
 

61 Students Earn Doctor of Physical Therapy Degrees

Sixty-one students were awarded the Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) degree on Saturday, Feb. 10, in a special Commencement ceremony in Stiteler Auditorium. Look for more information on the ceremony including a list of graduates and photos from the event in next week's Bulletin.

 

sports update

Women’s Basketball Tops Cedar Crest and Wesley

Bates Milligan
Lynch
Milligan
Bates Sparks
Bates
Sparks

(7-16/5-9 PAC) Senior forward Katie Lynch's 16 point powered the Knights past Cedar Crest College 62-33 on Monday evening. Arcadia improves to 7-16 overall and 5-9 in PAC play with one final game at Marywood on Thursday to close out the 2006-07 season.

After experiencing their best offensive outing of the season in an 84-72 win over Wesley College on Thursday, Feb. 8, the Knights were defeated by Gwynedd-Mercy, who remains undefeated in the PAC, on Saturday, Feb. 10.

With the Wesley win, Arcadia’s 56.9% shooting from the field percentage found three of the Knights scoring double figures, with team highs from Lynch and Kim Milligan ’10, each with 22 points and Stephanie Bates ’08 with 11 points. Lynch pulled down 16 boards for her 8th double-double of the year while Milligan was red hot from 3 point land, hitting 5 of 6 while dishing out 5 helpers.

The students' points streaks continued later in the week against Gwynedd. Both Milligan and Caitlin Sparks each contributed 15 points apiece with Sparks earning the double-double with an additional 12 rebounds. Lynch tossed in 8 points and pulled down 12 caroms in her final home game of the season, finishing her career as the all-time leader in rebounding at Arcadia.

Men’s Basketball Final Away Game, Feb. 15

(10-14/8-9 PAC) The Knights dropped to 8th in the PAC standings after coming up short in two games this week. After being topped by the Wesley Wolverines in a 62-56 defeat on Thursday, Feb. 8, the Knights lost their final home match-up of the regular season this past Saturday in a 69-61 defeat against Gwynedd-Mercy. Though Gwynedd-Mercy did allow a 15-point second-half cushion to slip away, it wasn’t enough to help the Knights. Arcadia has one final road game against last place Marywood on Thursday, February 15.

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

in the news

Arcadia’s M.B.A. program was mentioned in the Jan. 26 Philadelphia Business Journal  in an article “Graduates of the Caribbean” about the several dozen students who spent early January on the Island of Dominica. The students were there to study the nation’s developing economy as part of their international experience. “One of the high points was the students sitting down with the five to six people—including the Country’s Prime Minister and the President of Dominica State College—who run the nation and talking about their country’s needs,” says Professor Tom Brinker, who established Arcadia’s relationship with Dominica and its former Attorney General, Bernard Wilshire.

faculty in the news

Laurie Bushar, Associate Professor, Biology, has just completed a report for a grant she received from the Wild Resource Conservation Fund of the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Bushar’s research dealt with sufficient genetic variations in the populations of timber rattlesnakes in Eastern and Central Pennsylvania. The study was significant to the state of Pennsylvania and the long-term survival of geographically and genetically separated populations of timber rattlesnakes.

Student in the news

A story ran on Feb. 11 in The Reporter (Lansdale, PA) on Michele Boardman’s selection to be a Roll Model for Discovery Through Design, a non-for-profit organization that honors women’s lifestyles and creates awareness for paralyzed women during the prestigious Fashion Week Feb. 6. Boardman, a junior at Arcadia, lost her ability to walk at age 12 due to muscular dystrophy and now uses a wheelchair.

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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