|February 20, 2007|
|February 20, 2007||A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events|
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61 Students Earn Doctor of Physical Therapy Degrees
Sixty-one students received their doctoral hoods and their Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees from Arcadia University in a ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 10.
Arcadia's Physical Therapy graduates are leaders—expert clinicians, educators, researchers, practice owners/managers, authors and legislative liaisons—maintaining the integrity of the profession, advancing knowledge and impacting rehabilitation and wellness.
Arcadia is ranked 23rd out of 203 accredited graduate PT programs in the country by U.S. News and World Report and is the first program in Pennsylvania to offer both the entry-level and transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy programs.
Fifteen members of the graduating class completed international experiences, fulfilling Arcadia’s promise of a global perspective, in Peru, Jamaica, England and Nicaragua. Two were international students from Albania and Puerto Rico.
Dr. Charles D. Ciccone, Professor of Physical Therapy at Ithaca College, gave the Commencement address. Tara Dromgoole, one of the D.P.T. graduates, performed the National Anthem. Molly Abbott, also a D.P.T. graduate, gave the student address. Music was performed by Steve Tippett, Director of the Arcadia Concert Choir.
Three Sisters Opens at the Arcadia Theatre
The Arcadia Theatre’s Mainstage production of Anton Checkov’s The Three Sisters will begin its run on Thursday, Feb. 22. Considered by many as the best drama of the 20th century, The Three Sisters tells the story of sisters Olga, Masha and Irina and their brother Andrei and their hope for a better life. The production will run through Sunday, March 4. Show times are as follows: Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Student admission is free, with a suggest admission donation of $5. Admission for seniors and alumni is $12 and general admission is $15. For additional information, visit www.arcadia.edu/arcadiatheatre.
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 until 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. Tickets can be ordered by contacting 215-572-2939 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Adjunct Faculty Award Nominations
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 also is available on MyArcadia's homepage under Campus Announcements. Submit nomination forms to either the College of Graduate Studies or the Registrar's Office by Friday, March 2.
RHC Cotillion Tickets Go On Sale Week of Feb. 26
The Residence Hall Council Cotillion is 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 Feb. 26:
For more information, contact Alyssa Jeral, President of RHC, at email@example.com. Hurry! Tickets will sell out fast.
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:
Dining Services Needs Student Workers
Dining Services is looking for students who need a little extra money to help with its catering services. The schedule is flexible around classes, and they hire non-work study. For more information, contact Sara Goodwin, Director of Catering, Parkhurst Dining Services, 215-517-2311.
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:
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.
Exit Interview Sessions for Graduating Students
Students who borrowed money through the Federal Stafford Loan Program while studying at Arcadia 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. For more information, contact Mayra Castillo at the Office of Enrollment Management at 215-572-2883.
Faculty Honors Convocation Responses Due
Just a reminder to faculty who have not done so already, use the online form at http://www.arcadia.edu/honorsreply2 to submit your response about attending Honors Convocation on March 24. (Note: Click to open link. If you encounter trouble opening link, copy and paste or retype URL in new browser window). The deadline for renting academic attire from the Bookstore is Friday, Feb. 23. For more information, contact Donna Whitlock, University Relations.
African American History Month Events
Arcadia University's celebration of African American History Month continues with these events:
Ash Wednesday Celebration, Feb. 21
All members of the campus community are invited to celebrate the beginning of the Lenten season on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 11 a.m. in The Chat Performance area. Monsignor Flood from St. Luke’s Parish will celebrate the liturgy and distribute ashes. He also will be available between 10 and 11 a.m. in the Heinz Hall office next to Heinz Lobby to hear confessions from members of the campus community wishing to take part in the Act of Reconciliation.
Leadership Program Continues, Feb. 21
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 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.
Pay for Performance University Colloquium, Feb. 22
Dr. Elaine Thompson, President of Lankenau Hospital, will present "Pay for Performance: Raising the Quality of America's Hospitals" as part of the Graduate Colloquium series on Thursday, Feb. 22. Some health care interventions are more successful than others at improving patient outcome. Use of the “best” treatment may produce a better outcome in a shorter period of time and help decrease overall health care costs, but it is difficult to get some clinicians to change from the “tried and true.” The idea of differentiating between individual practitioners on the bases of quality and efficiency is sending shock waves through the provider community.
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: Memory, Fiction and Form on March 6.
Vagina Monologues, Feb. 24 and 25
Arcadia'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. The show is sponsored by PRIDE, and Hillel is aiding in the fund-raising.
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.
Dissertation Defense, Feb. 26
The Arcadia Community is invited to attend the final defense of dissertation hearing for Danielle Bianco-Sheldon, a candidate for a Doctor of Education in Special Education. The title of the dissertation is “The Effectiveness of Math Tutoring to Prevent Learning Loss over the Summer.” The hearing is Monday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. in Taylor Hall, Room 106.
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 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 fund-raising prior to the event. Interested dancers and/or sponsors can sign up during the week of Feb. 19 to 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 who bring 10 or more players. Click here for more information or contact Linda Detra at Detra@arcadia.edu or 215-572-2996.
Learning Communities Poster Displays, Feb. 26 and 27
The 2006-07 Learning Communities will celebrate the year with Poster Displays and Presentations in The Chat on Monday, Feb. 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. Presentation topics will include “Also Behind the Walls: Notes on the Identity of a Correctional Officer,” “Personal Identity in Mass Media,” and "Putting the Pieces Together: Our First Year at Arcadia University.”
‘Wearable Sculpture Fashion Show,’ Feb. 27
The Fine Arts Department Learning Community is holding a "Wearable Sculpture Fashion Show" on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m. in the Castle Rose and Mirror Rooms. More than 50 pieces that the students have created in 3D class will be displayed. For more information, contact Carole Loeffler, Assistant Professor Fine Arts, 215-572-8622.
Writers Return to Campus Series Continues on March 1
Arcadia 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 Rooms 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, Velez 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. She has taught at Philadelphia University, Robert Morris College and the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and is a faculty member at Towson University in Maryland.
More events can be found on the Events Calendar.
Senior Class Challenge Kicks Off
Seniors Krissy Sconza and Denise Wilson hosted the Senior Class Challenge Kick-off event in the Castle on Jan. 25, which featured record breaking attendance. Approximately 90 seniors enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and beverages as guest speakers President Jerry Greiner and Vice President for Student Affairs Jan Walbert addressed the students' upcoming role as Arcadia alumni and the importance of staying connected to the University. Senior Chadd Balbi also spoke on the importance of active young alumni and giving back. The Senior Class Challenge team will be calling all seniors and providing more information about the program. For more information, e-mail Shana McGlinchey, Assistant Director of the Annual Fund.
Student Finds Contrast with ‘Frontier Spirit’ in Scotland
Talia Stol is a political science and international studies major at Northwestern University. During her junior year, Stol studied in Scotland with Arcadia University and its Center for Education Abroad. Read her blog, A Scholar in Scotland, about how different she found the “Uni,” in Great Britain, where the emphasis is on depth rather than breadth and education is deemed a privilege. She writes, “Being forced to adjust to a different educational structure made me realize the contradictions nestled within the American ‘Frontier Spirit.’ We want to explore, but we want institutions accommodating enough for us to stray off the path without consequences. We want to better ourselves through education, but we demand bang for our buck in the form of facilities, services, and academics. We are independent thinkers who are dependent on the Internet and other technologies that make life easier. We are ardent individualists, yet our society has decided that sharing a 15-by-15-foot room with another person is an essential part of the college experience.”
This Week's Fab Five from Dining Services
1. Tuesday is MARDI GRAS! Come into the dining hall for some Cajun cuisine, pretty beads and King’s Cake. “Just think you might even be the King or Queen of the Mardi Gras if you find the ‘baby,’ says Hanna Schein, Dining Services manager.
2. Count the Kisses Contest Winner was Joe Walsh! He guessed 183 kisses in the bowl; very close! The actual number was 184. Congratulations, Joe.
3. The Good Fats. Dietary fat is a nutrient needed for an overall healthful lifestyle. Like carbohydrates and protein, dietary fat is an important source of energy for the body. Know what is a “good” fat and a “bad” fat. Trans fats such as margarine and vegetable oil are fats to avoid. Fats contained in oils such as walnut, peanut and canola oils can be beneficial to your health. Parkhurst Dining Services uses only trans-fat free oils since 2005!
4. President’s Day is officially known as Washington's Birthday (at least according to the Office of Personnel Management), it has become popularly (and, perhaps in some cases at the state level, legally) known as "President's Day." This has made the third Monday in February a day for honoring both Washington and Lincoln, as well as all the other men who have served as president.
5. Emergencies: Be prepared. Here are some items to have in your car in case of a winter emergency: First aid kit; non-perishable foods and distilled water; an Ensolite pad for extra warmth; flashlight; kitty litter or sand for snow traction; blanket; cell phone with full battery. “You never know when or where you will be when an emergency happens. It’s best to be prepared at all times, especially during the long, cold winter!” Schein adds.
Women's Basketball Notches Season-Ending Victory
9-16 (7-9 PAC) Arcadia took control early and built a 14-point halftime lead en route to a 64-52 win over host Marywood University Thursday evening, Feb. 15, in Scranton.
Arcadia battled the weather and poor road conditions to make it to Scranton but made the most of their trip by racing out to a 35-21 halftime lead. Despite outscoring Arcadia 31-29 in the second half, the 14-point deficit at the break was too much for Marywood to handle in the season finale for both teams.
Arcadia was led by Kim Milligan who had 16 points of her own on 4 of 5 shooting from 3-point range. Teammates Rachael Dauscher (12 points) and Katie Lynch (10 points) joined Milligan in double figures for the Knights.
Arcadia's Lynch also grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds to complete the games lone double-double in her final game as a Knight. The Knights close the season at 9-16 (7-9 PAC).
Men's Basketball Defeats Marywood 63-47
11-14 record (9-9 PAC) The Scarlet Knights found themselves down by four at halftime but opened the second half on a 20-9 run to break the game open as Arcadia topped host Marywood University 63-47 in the season finale for both teams. Arcadia improved to a 11-14 record (9-9 PAC). Unfortunately, Arcadia misses out on the PAC playoffs due to Wesley’s win over Misericordia.
Arcadia's Dave Boettcher had a game-high 19 point effort led the comeback, and teammate Eric Elliot added 14 to join Boettcher in double-figures. Marywood's Joe Buczko, playing in his final game as a Pacer, had a team-high 18 points on 9 of 13 shooting from the floor.
Marywood built a 30-26 halftime lead, but Arcadia came out of the gates gunning in the second half. Arcadia also forced 26 Marywood turnovers and committed only 13 themselves. Arcadia shot just over 43% from the floor on the night while limiting Marywood to 37.5% shooting.
The Knights will lose four seniors to graduation in May: Boettcher, Andrew Martin, Andrew Hauber and Chris Feggans.
Five Personal Bests and Two New School Records for Swimmers at Middle Atlantic Championships
Six members of Arcadia's swim team got an early taste of next year's competition in the Middle Atlantic Conference the weekend of Feb. 10 and 11, swimming at the conference's championships in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The Knights set five personal best times and two new school records.
Arcadia swimmers, exhibitionary participants in this year's MAC championships, were not permitted to participate in consolation finals or finals, although many of their times would have had them swimming in at least the consolation finals.
John Konieczny, LJ Morgan, Stephen Neafsey and Brendan Peters set a new school record in the 200 Free Relay (1:38.01) and then paired up again to beat their own school record in the 200 Medley (1:49.92).
Peters was outstanding for AU over the weekend, not only participating on both Relay teams, but also shaving 4 seconds off his personal best time in the 200 IM (2:13.22) and dropped 2 seconds off his best time in the 100 Fly (56.74).
LJ Morgan also set two new best personal best times, touching out in the 100 back in 1:02.33 and in the 200 Back in 2:17.17. Konieczny's time of 2:17.01 in the 200 IM was a new best time while Michelle McCandless took away a new personal best in the 100 Free, touching out in 58.41.
Find the lastest scores and more at www.arcadia.edu/athletics.
Arcadia's Dining Services were featured in a story on “Trans Fat: Expelled,” in the Feb. 8 issue of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Arcadia University, which contracts with Parkhurst Dining Services, has been eliminating trans-fat-fried food since July 1, said Lori Bauer, Director of University Relations. “One of the neatest things I think about Parkhurst is they make everything from scratch,” she said. “Almost nothing is frozen. They start with fresh ingredients every morning and use a lot of local products.”
In honor of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., students from the Arcadia Theatre Department read aloud King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech in the Grand Hall Lobby of the National Constitution Center, at noon and 2 p.m. as reported in the Jan. 9 Daily Times (Primos, Pa.).
Arcadia University Theatre students read two young playwrights’ work on Jan. 27 as reported in the Jan. 17 Glenside News. The Missing Man, by Haley Gordon, formerly of Wyncote Elementary School, and The Ghost of the Farm on Fifth Street, by Brendan Morgan, formerly of Cheltenham Elementary School, both with Young Playwrights of Philadelphia, were directed and performed by Arcadia students.
Arcadia University’s Camp Shakespeare was listed in the Jan. 2007 Monthly Metro Kids Pennsylvania as part of the Camp Directory 2007. Camp Shakespeare is for ages 10-18 and explores literature, theatre, history and acting with professional artists and educators. Students concentrate on acting, dance, movement, voice, speech and stage combat, and end the two-week session with a performance of Shakespeare’s work. Students ages 15 and older can earn university credit.
Faculty in the News
Larry Presley, Assistant Professor and Director of Forensic Science was quoted in the Feb. 11 School Notes section of The Philadelphia Inquirer on the Forensic Science program being awarded full accreditation by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission.” Arcadia is one of only five graduate programs in the United States to be recognized and fully accredited by the commission,” said Presley. The full accreditation is for a five-year term.
Larry Atkins, Adjunct Professor of Communications, wrote a feature article on Writing and Marketing Op-Eds and Editorials in the current issue (March 2007) of The Writer Magazine. He also wrote a feature article on lawyers who have argued before the United States Supreme Court for the February 2007 issue of Illinois SuperLawyers Magazine. Last month, he wrote an Op-Ed on soccer player David Beckham for the Philadelphia Daily News and Allentown Morning Call, which was cited and quoted in The Week Magazine.
Professors Jose Marrero, Modern Language Department, and Thomas Brinker, Business/Health Administration & Economics Department, co-authored an article titled, “Are Accounting Standards Uniform? Recognizing Cultural Differences Underlying Global Accounting Standards” in the January 2007 issue of the Journal of Financial Service Professionals.
Student in the News
Andrew Gilmore ’09 and his one-of-a-kind radio program “Andrew’s Antiques” was featured in the article, “Local DJ Revives Antiques of the Airwaves” in a recent edition of the Chestnut Hill Local. Gilmore, whose show features the playing of rare and interesting 78s ranging from the 1890s to the 1950s, broadcasts his show at http://radio.arcadia.edu, every Friday between 2 and 4 p.m. To read the article, visit http://www.chestnuthilllocal.com/issues/2007.02.15/news3.html.
Alumni in the News
Denise Callanan-Kline ’93, who earned an M.A.Ed. with a Fine Arts in Education Concentration will have her landscape and still-life paintings displayed through mid-February at the Zebra-Striped Whale in Newtown as reported in the Jan. 17 Intelligencer. Her medium is mostly oils, but she does some watercolor. “I enjoy the experience of being out in nature,” she told the Intelligencer. “Paul Cezanne said: ‘Painting from nature is not copy the object; it is realizing one’s sensation.’ I agree. The artist interprets the experience by designing a visual image." Other works by Callanan-Kline can be seen at Michelyn Galleries in Doylestown and Riverbank Arts in Stockton, N.J.
Carol Hoidra ’74 who received a B.A. in English was ordained as an Episcopal priest on Saturday, Jan. 20, in St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Manchester, Conn. as reported in the January 2007 monthly Manchester Life (West Hartford, Conn.).
Kerry Costello-Null, who earned a B.A. in Psychology/Special Education in ’92, and a M.Ed in ’95, was featured in a story on Sunday, Feb. 11, in The Philadelphia Inquirer. The story, “Guardian angel keeps a developmentally disabled Feltonville man from being lost,” told of Costello-Null’s devotion to a mentally challenged person who she has cared for over the past eight years. Click here to read the article.
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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