April 3, 2007
Arcadia University Bulletin
April 3, 2007 A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events

Campus News

87 Percent of Arcadia’s First-Years Used Their Passports

London Preview
Preview participants enjoying a cruise on the Thames River in London.

With first-year students just back from Preview in London, Scotland and Spain—and the first-ever spring session of the First Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE), the numbers are in: 87 percent of Arcadia’s first-year students used their passports this academic year.

Those traveling to Europe for spring break Preview 2007 included 207 students to London, 74 to Scotland, and 44 to Spain. FYSAE participation for Fall 2006 was 49 students spending a semester in London and 20 in Stirling, Scotland. The Spring 2007 FYSAE cohort is 12 in London and 8 in Scotland. Click here to view more Preview trip photos.

Physical Therapy Program Ranked 23rd in Nation by U.S. News

U.S. News & World Report this week ranked Arcadia University’s Physical Therapy program 23rd among the more than 200 graduate PT programs in the nation.

“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,” says Dr. Rebecca Craik, Department Chair and Professor of Physical Therapy. Craik is also Editor in Chief of Physical Therapy, the official publication of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Arcadia is the first program in Pennsylvania to offer both the entry-level and transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees. The program begins in September and runs over a 2½ year period. The D.P.T. program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. All graduates of Arcadia’s program to date have passed the licensure examination in their state of choice.

New Royalty Rules Threaten; Help Save the ARC

By Adam Ochonicki ’08

The Arc Arcadia RadioArcadia’s student-operated radio station, the ARC, started Internet radio broadcasting on March 1, 2006, and over the past year this small group of students has made a huge impact on campus. However, despite all this hard work, this club is in jeopardy of being shutdown. Recently, the Copyright Royalty Board and the RIAA have decided to increase royalty rates for Internet radio broadcasters 300 percent. Royalties are the fees that are paid to the CRB/RIAA in exchange for playing their artists’ music.

Royalty rates are nothing new—Arcadia University began paying them since the ARC has been broadcasting online (http://radio.arcadia.edu); however, these increases could force the ARC off the net. These increases also will affect e-radio companies such as AOLMusic, Yahoo! Music, Pandora.com and Last.fm. These rates are not simply a flat fee increase. Broadcasters are charged per song played, per listener tuned in. The 2007 rates will be $0.0011 per song, per listener and will grow even higher over the next five years. Not only must broadcasters pay more in the future, but these new rates will be applied retroactively to 2006. This means that the ARC must pay thousands more dollars in 2006 broadcasting fees. Read more.

‘Do You Know Where Your Computer Is?’

laptopApril is Security Awareness Month at Arcadia. “Do you know where your computer is? Or who’s been using it?” asks Jose Dieudonne, Director of Network and Information Security Services.

Who needs to be aware of information security? IT staff members take the lead, Dieudonne says, but staff, faculty and students all have responsibilities. “If you don’t know what Trojan horses are, you could be a few centuries behind. If you haven’t heard of shoulder surfing, you could be at risk,” he adds. “And if your password is ‘Arcadia,’ we need to talk!”

Read this week’s security tip and visit the IT Security and Privacy module under the Technology tab on MyArcadia to make sure you aren’t a security risk.

Student Volunteers Needed for Focus Groups

A group of faculty and staff are taking a look at internationalization at Arcadia. A great deal of information has been collected in the past 10 years related to this issue. However, students’ opinions about internationalization have not been included up to this point. As a result, this group is conducting focus group interviews to obtain students’ perceptions of internationalization and the effects it has had on their education at Arcadia.

Volunteers are needed to participate in a one-hour focus group interview in which eight to 10 students will discuss issues related to internationalization with two Arcadia faculty and/or staff members. In addition, before the focus group begins, participants will be asked to complete a short survey that will take approximately 15 minutes. The focus groups will take place during the weeks of April 16 and April 23. For their help with this project, participants will receive a $5 WaWa gift card.

If you are currently an undergraduate student and would like to participate in one of the focus groups, please contact Dr. Jeff Shultz, Associate Dean for Internationalization, at shultzj@arcadia.edu.

New Staff Joins Student Health Services

Student Health Services staff  
Student Health Services staff, from left, Debbie Devine, Mary Alice Difilippo, Claire A. Washington, and Donna Delowery.  

Two new staff members join Student Health Services this semester, including the new Director, Claire A. Washington, M.S.N., CRNP, an Adult Nurse Practitioner. She has 21 years experience as a Nurse Practitioner and has been an RN for 27 years. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She comes from the Community College of Philadelphia, where she coordinated the student health services. She is the proud mother of a 20-year-old Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania football-playing sophomore. Her philosophy toward healthcare is that she is “a partner in your healthcare.”

Donna Delowery, M.N., CRNP is an Adult Nurse Practitioner. She has 12 years experience as a Nurse Practitioner and has been an RN for 33 years. She graduated from Emory University. She comes from Ambler Medical Associates. She is the proud mother of two college-age daughters. 

Mumbai Filmmakers Bring Naata to Campus, April 4

Mumbai filmmakersDrs. Anjali Monteiro and K. P. Jayasankar from the Center for Media and Cultural Studies at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India, will present their film, Naata, to Communications students and the campus community on Wednesday, April 4, at 4 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle.

Monteiro is teaching at the University of California at Berkeley as a Fulbright scholar this spring. Both accomplished scholars and film producers, the two will talk to students on the documentary film and social change. Their film, Naata (2003), which has won several awards, has been cited by Deccan Herald as “creating conflict resolution strategies through peoples’ cooperation.…” The film is a document of how social change can be affected by strategies of communication and filmmaking.

“We will be exploring several avenues of dialog and collaboration with their center and this sort of filmmaking for our students,” says Dr. Shekhar Deshpande, Director of the Communications program. “This is an important opportunity to see a different kind of filmmaking.” Both visitors will be available for meeting until April 6. For more information, contact deshpande@arcadia.edu.

Sign up to be an I-PAL!

“Do you want to meet new friends, learn about different cultures and help incoming international students?” asks Supinda Sirihekaphong, Assistant Director of the Office of International Services. The office is recruiting I-PALs for the next academic year. International Peer Associates League members (I-PALs) are trained students who help incoming international students adjust to college life at Arcadia University. I-PALs play a key role in helping the office provide support services to international students including but not limited to 1) orientation, 2) peer mentorship and 3) social and cultural programming throughout the semester. To apply, fill out an application and faculty/staff recommendation and return it to OIS in-person at Taylor 110 or to Sirihekaphong via e-mail at siriheks@arcadia.edu by Friday, April 6. For more information, call 215-572-8557.

Psychology Students Present Research at Conference

Michael Fox and Alyson McCormick  
Arcadia students Alyson McCormick and Michael Fox at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference.  

Thirty students and several faculty participated in the annual Eastern Psychological Association Conference March 23-25 in Philadelphia. Psychology faculty members Dr. Barbara Nodine, Dr. Samuel Cameron, Dr. Joshua Blustein, Jenny Ratnovsky, and Dr. Marianne Miserandino attended. Nodine, Chair of the Psychology Department, spoke on “Improving our Teaching, Integrating the Components.” Six Psychology students presented their research from PY332—the following three projects supervised by Les Sdorow and Miserandino (Attendees are in bold):

  • Kristine M. White, Jeannie Nutter, Les Sdorow and Marianne Miserandino: “Bystander Intervention and Gender”
  • Sarah E. Holt, Stephanie Morgan, Richella Pandiscio, Marianne Miserandino and Les Sdorow: “The Double Standard of Sexual Promiscuity in Male and Female College Students”
  • Michael Fox, Alyson McCormick, Nicole Benedetti, Les Sdorow and Marianne Miserandino: “The Effect of the Door-in-the-Face Compliance Technique on Donations to Charities”

Personal Narrative, Everyday Ritual Boxes on Display

Through the end of the semester, more than 50 art projects are on display in Landman Library on the second floor near the Beaver College Room. All of the boxes are from the five sections of 3D Design and are either a “personal narrative” box or an “everyday ritual” box. These classes are taught by Karen Misher, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Leah Bailis and Carole Loeffler, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts.

Loeffler’s work also is included in an exhibition called the "Greater Good" at the Site and Architecture Workshop on 105 N. Watts St., Philadelphia. The exhibition will be on view until April 14 by appointment, with open hours every Saturday. The exhibition includes nine artists from New York, Philadelphia and London.

New Program Begins at University of Adelaide, Australia

Beginning in Fall 2007, Arcadia University’s Center for Education Abroad will offer a new program in affiliation with the University of Adelaide in Australia. An innovative and forward-looking university, the University of Adelaide has major strengths in culinary and wine studies, health sciences, biological sciences, physical sciences, information technology and telecommunications, environmental sciences and social sciences. Adelaide is a provincial city of approximately 1 million people on the southern coast of Australia surrounded by a large greenbelt. Visit www.arcadia.edu/cea/auAdelaide for more details.

New Session of Weight Watchers at Work Offered

There are two weeks left in the current Weight Watchers at Work Program. If 20 or more people would like to join or continue in the current program, Weight Watchers will roll the program over for another 10 weeks. The cost stays the same, $130 for current members and $135 for new members, prepaid for 10 weeks. Registration and payment will be due on April 11, and the program will run from April 18 thru June 20. For more information, contact Gloria Taylor in the Treasurer's Office, 215-572-2942.

Deadline for Faculty Rentals for Commencement is April 20

Faculty, emeriti and administrators who need to rent academic attire can do so by going to the Arcadia Bookstore no later than April 20 to guarantee delivery in time for the ceremonies. All rental orders must be placed at the Bookstore and must be prepaid. Orders cannot be taken by e-mail or telephone. For more information, call the Bookstore at 215-572-2971.

The Graduate Commencement is Thursday, May 17, at 5 p.m. The Undergraduate Commencement is Friday, May 18, at 10:15 a.m. All faculty, emeriti and administrators are asked to use the Online Commencement Response form at www.arcadia.edu/comresponse to let University Relations know whether they plan to attend one or both of the ceremonies. This information is needed for seating arrangements. (Note: If you have trouble opening this link, please copy and past the link URL into a new browser window.)

Fine Arts Faculty Presentations

As part of the Faculty Exhibiton 2007, at the Arcadia University Art Gallery through April 20, Fine Arts faculty members will make presentations about their work. The presentations will be held in Spruance Seminar Room directly across from the Art Gallery and run from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

  • Thursday, April 12: Carole Loeffler (Foundations), Gregg Moore (Ceramics), Scott Rawlins (Scientific Illustration) and Meredith Warner (Visual Fundamentals).
  • Thursday, April 19: Mark Dean (Art Therapy), Johanna Inman (Photography), Robert Mauro (Digital Media) and Judith Taylor (Photography).

Nominations Sought for Martha Washington Award

Nominations are being sought for the ninth annual Martha Washington Award. This award will be presented to an Arcadia University staff employee for consistent excellence, exceptional performance, and service to the University community.

All staff employees who have completed one full year of service as of Dec. 31, 2006, are eligible for nomination. Nominations may be made by any member of the Arcadia University community, except those serving on the Award Selection Committee. Three letters of support from other members of the Arcadia community must be attached to the nomination form. The deadline for nomination is Friday, April 13. The recipient of this award will be presented with a plaque and a cash award at the annual recognition luncheon in May. Click here for the nomination packet from Human Resources.

Student Leadership Recognition Awards Due April 6

Nominations for Leadership Recognition awards are due Friday, April 6, at noon in the Student Activities Office. Stop by the Student Activities Office in Dilworth Hall to obtain a nomination form for Social Program of the Year or Educational Program of the Year. This award is open to programs developed by officially recognized student organizations as well as programs offered by Apartment Assistants, Commuter Assistants and/or residence hall groups. Students also can submit a nomination form for Campus Leader of the Year, an award open to all current students who are actively involved in campus life, which includes student activities, residence life, commuter life and other campus areas. For more information, contact Michele D. Leftwich, Office Assistant in Conference Services and Student Activities, 215-572-4082, .

Volunteers Needed for Walk for Wellness, April 18

Komen for the Cure logoStudent Health Services is holding a Walk for Wellness at noon on Wednesday, April 18. This year’s event will raise money to benefit persons with breast cancer through the Komen for the Cure. Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.

Volunteers are needed to walk and to help during the event. “You can participate in this worthy endeavor by obtaining monetary pledges and walking, running, wheeling or strolling the Arcadia University campus on Wednesday April 18, meeting outside the Kuch Center at noon,” says Claire Washington, Director of Student Health Services. “We need volunteers to assist in the following: sign up participants at a table outside The Chat, assist with hanging flyers around campus, assist with creating registration packets, to name a few.” Contact her at 215-572-2966 or washingc@arcadia.edu.

Upcoming Events

Let's Go!

Let's Go!

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

Everyone Invited to ‘Stress Relief Thursdays’

The Wellness Center (Counseling Services and Student Health Services) is pleased to invite the University community to de-stress with “Stress Relief Thursdays.” They’re bringing stress relief back!

  • Moving Meditation, Thursdays 1 to 2 p.m.,  Heinz Lobby (Practice includes Tai Chi and Yoga with Won Institute and Student Health Services.)
  • Stress Relief Circle, Thursdays, 4 to 5 p.m., Heinz Lobby (From Chaos to Calm, a roundtable book discussion with Counseling Services)

Knight Star Tickets on Sale Now

On Friday, April 13, ten Arcadia undergrads will be battling it out on stage in Stiteler Auditorium to become the first AU Knight Star! This event is the sequel to last Spring's Arcadia Idol, which raised more than $2,300 for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Oncology Ward. Tickets are on sale now; they are $7 for Arcadia Students and $10 for other members of the Arcadia Community as well as for outside guests. Tickets will be sold during meal times outside of the Dining Hall until the afternoon of April 13.

Autism Speaks logoThis year student organizers have set a goal of $10,000 that they hope to be able to donate to Autism Speaks after the competition. So far, through many generous donations, they have raised more than $3,000! If any faculty or staff members would like to reserve tickets or otherwise make a donation, please contact Cate Rooney, Vice President of the Class of 2009, 215-517-3059 or Adjunct Professor Holly C. Neibauer of the English Department.

Hindu Cultural Society Holds First Event, April 4

Arcadia University’s Student Government Organization has added the Arcadia Hindu Cultural Society (AHCS) to the array of cultural clubs on campus. To initiate an inter-religious dialogue, the society’s first event is a discussion on the Bhagwad Gita on Wednesday, April 4, at 8:30 p.m. in The Chat Performance Area. Some Indian refreshments will be served at the event.

The Bhagwad Gita is an ancient philosophic text that distills the core of the thought of the Vedas and carries much relevance to the life and psyche of modern man. The talk will be presented by David Buchta, a Sanskrit scholar and a Benjamin Franklin Doctoral Fellow in South Asia Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a B.A. in Religion from Emory University and an M.A. in South Asia Studies from Uppsala University, Sweden. His peer-reviewed publications include “Gems from the Gita-bhusana” (Journal of Vaisnava Studies 12.1, 2003). He also serves as a priest and teacher at the ISKCON temple in Philadelphia. For more information, contact the society’s President, Nirma Khatri, at khatrn21@arcadia.edu.

Study Abroad Info Session, April 4

A Study Abroad Information Session is planned for Wednesday, April 4, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room.

  • Meet students who have studied abroad.
  • Learn about costs and financial aid.
  • Discuss program options for individual majors.
  • Discover academic policies and program deadlines.

For more information, contact the Office of International Services at (215) 572-2867.

Find an Internship at Fair on April 5

Does your major or academic department require you to complete an internship? Are you looking for companies and organizations that have internships ready to offer Arcadia students?

If an internship is in your future, plan to attend the First Annual Career Development Internship Fair on Thursday, April 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. in The Chat Performance Area. The combination of employers planning to attend this event offers students an array of internship opportunities appealing to a variety of academic majors. Whether you are a first-year student or are quickly approaching graduation, if you are looking to add “real world experience” to your resume, you should plan to attend this event!

Come to The Chat with your resume, enthusiasm and energy, and speak with visiting employers about your future. A complete listing of companies, positions, preferred majors and additional information is available at www.arcadia.edu/careerservices (Click on Internship Fair link). For more information, contact Career Development at 215-572-2939 or stop by Knight Hall, Room 133.

Don’t Miss These ARC Events This Week

The ARC is Arcadia’s student-run radio station, available on the Web at http://radio.arcadia.edu.

  • Guitar Hero + Dance Dance Revolution Tournaments, Wednesday, April 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. in The Chat. Sponsored by RedOctane makers of Guitar Hero. Prizes for winners and runners up.
  • Banana Football, Thursday, April 5, from 3 to 5 p.m. on the Castle Lawn. What is banana football? It's football…with bananas. Wear appropriate clothing. Each member of the winning team is eligible to win an iPod Nano.
  • Charity Auction for the Joey Ramone Foundation for Lymphoma Research, Thursday, April 5, from 8 to 10 p.m. in The Chat. The ARC and The Tower are teaming up to present a Charity Auction. Half the proceeds will be donated to the foundation. Last semester's auction was a blast with items up for bid such as stereo systems, CDs, electronics, musical instruments, DVDs, jackets, speakers and even a frozen turkey. “We raised over $600 last semester, let's make this one even better! Bring some cash or your student ID (you can charge your student account) or just come and hang out,” says ARC President Adam Ochonicki. Any last minute donations to the auction are welcome. Each $1 donation to The ARC makes the donor eligible to win an iPOD nano.
  • Invisible Children, Thursday, April 5, from 10 to 11p.m. in The Chat. The ARC and The Tower will show the indie film Invisible Children (www.invisiblechildren.com). This powerful film was created by college students about children in Africa being kidnapped and forced to fight and die at war.
  • Lock ’em up. Starting Monday, April 9, the ARC will be locking Nick Luchko, Cat Mattingly and Rebecca Adams, Housing Area Coordinators, in the station. Each dollar donated keeps them locked up for an additional three minutes; enough money keeps them there all week long!

Two Doctor of Education Dissertation Hearings, April 9

The final defense hearing for Jamie Young has been scheduled for Monday, April 9, at 5 p.m. in Taylor Hall, Room 310A. All faculty members and students of the University are invited to attend the final defense hearing of this Doctor of Education in Special Education dissertation, “Students’ Responsiveness to Using a Multisensory Approach and Strategies in Writing.”

The final defense hearing for Kathryn Greenday has been scheduled for Monday, April 9, at 3 p.m. in Brubaker Hall, Room 206. All faculty members and students of the University are invited to attend the final defense hearing of this Doctor of Education in Special Education dissertation, “Reciprocal Teaching and Self-Regulation Strategies: The Effects on the Strategy Acquisition and Self-Determination of Students with Disabilities.”

Exonerated Death Row Inmate, April 10

WilsonHarold Wilson spent 16 years on Pennsylvania’s death row, convicted of three murders that DNA evidence later proved he did not commit. Hear his story on Tuesday, April 10, at 2:10 p.m. in Kuch Hospitality Suite. This event, open to the entire Arcadia community, is co-sponsored by Witness to Innocence, the Office of the Provost, the Office of Student Affairs, and the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice. For more information, contact John Noakes, 215-572-2897. Read more about Harold Wilson.

3/27--Steele Guest Faculty Lecture, April 11

Chestnut Hill Academy and Peggy Steele '80, a member of the Arcadia Board of Trustees, present the 2007 Franklin A. and Margaret W. Steele Guest Faculty Lecture, featuring Malachy McCourt, author, actor, playwright, entertainer, radio talk show host, laborer, longshoreman, truck loader, dishwasher, and most recently, Green Party candidate in New York State's gubernatorial race. "Says I to Myself" includes reflections on an Irish life on Wednesday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. at Chestnut Hill Academy’s Epiphany Chapel, 500 Willow Grove Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118. The public is welcome; reservations are required. For more information or to RSVP, contact Mary Cardona at 215-247-4700, ext. 1123.

Countdown to Arcadia for New Students, April 14

On Saturday, April 14, the Office of Enrollment Management hosts its annual Countdown to Arcadia for Fall 2007 accepted students and their families. This event will take place throughout the campus, allowing hundreds of prospective students and their families to meet with faculty and staff, take a campus tour and attend special workshops. The day will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. Please welcome these students to campus. For questions on Countdown to Arcadia, contact the Office of Enrollment Management at 215-572-2910.

Music Faculty Elizabeth Murphy in Recital, April 14

The Arcadia community is invited to come hear Elizabeth Murphy, Adjunct Professor of Music, and friends in a recital of the works of Barber, Mozart, Bellini and others on Saturday, April 14, at 4 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in King of Prussia. Murphy, a lyric soprano, received her master's degree in classical voice performance from Temple University and will enter the Doctor of Musical Arts program at Rutger's Mason Gross School for the Arts in New Brunswick, N.J., this fall. Tickets will be sold at the door and are $30 for adults and $20 for senior citizens and students. Arcadia students with ID will receive a $10 discount. From each ticket, $10 will go toward Good Shepherd's music fund. For directions, visit www.gskop.org.

Register Early for Philadelphia Writers’ Conference

Arcadia students and faculty are invited to register for the upcoming Philadelphia Writers' Conference. In existence for nearly 60 years, the three-day conference is one of the oldest in the United States. This year's conference runs from Friday, June 8, through Sunday, June 10, at the Holiday Inn at Fourth and Arch streets in Philadelphia.

The conference features workshops in many areas of nonfiction and fiction writing, including magazine writing, nonfiction books, memoir and personal essay, juvenile, script and screen writing, blogging and Internet writing, novel, mystery, poetry, pitching and selling writing, and short story. Among the speakers and workshop leaders will be William Lashner, Michael Vitez, Jonathan Maberry, Daniel Rubin, L.A. Banks, Christopher Klim, and Gillian Roberts. There are opportunities to meet with book agents and editors in short pitch sessions. The agents and editors also will conduct a panel discussion at the Friday night buffet. The conference is a nonprofit organization and typically draws around 150 to 200 conferees a year, many of them new to the writing business, while others are experienced journalists and writers. Early registration before April 30 is $185, while registration after April 30 is $205. More information is available at www.pwcwriters.org. Larry Atkins, Adjunct Professor of Journalism at Arcadia, is on the conference board. atkinsl@arcadia.edu

More events can be found on the Events Calendar.


Staff Council Thanks Puro Ritmo for Dance Lessons

Puro Rotmo Dance Lessons

A big thank you from Staff Council to Arcadia’s student dance group, Puro Ritmo, for teaching some staff members some new steps. Those who attended the Latin Dance lessons had a wonderful time. Staff Council looks forward to having further lessons in the future!

Special Athletes Enjoy Sportfest at Arcadia

Special Athletes Sportsfest

The Arcadia Special Athletes Association (ASAA) hosted the sixth annual Rotary Special Athletes Sportsfest in Kuch Center on Saturday, March 31. Special athletes participated in volleyball, basketball, and swimming activities. Arcadia student-athletes also helped with this event for area youth. ASAA is a group of Arcadia students who work with the Special Olympics and Rotary Special Athletes volleyball program of Eastern Montgomery County. “Each week, our students play volleyball with the athletes and also sponsor events here on campus for them,” says Dr. Raymond Rose, Associate Professor of Biology and ASAA Adviser. “We annually hold a Halloween Dance, Holiday Dinner and Dance, and Valentine's Day dance, all in the Castle.”

Dining Services Fab Five

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Sports Update

Tennis Team Bests Chestnut Hill College

(3-3 Overall, 1-3 PAC) The Knights sandwiched a non-conference victory over local rival Chestnut Hill College between two conference losses to Cabrini and Gwynedd-Mercy. The team will play two home conference matches against Wesley and Marywood before rounding out the week at non-conference Ursinus. Last week's PAC Player of the Week, Tim Fitzgerald remained undefeated in #1 singles play.

Softball Coach Nears 300-Victory Mark

Compton Fencik

(13-5 overall, 3-1 PAC) Head Coach Linda Detra moved within one of the milestone 300-victory plateau as the Knights ended a four-game home stand with a 3-1 record, splitting with non-conference opponent Swarthmore College on Wednesday, March 28, and sweep of PAC opponent Wesley College on Friday, March 30. Senior hurler Jenn Compton picked up her seventh win on the season in the 3-2 win over Wesley in game one, before senior Laura Fencik led the Knights to a 10-7 victory in game two with her seventh-inning, 3-run game-winning home run. The team will host Cedar Crest on April 9 in a conference doubleheader.

Baseball Goes 4-1 for the Week

Squire Ramsden Pennepacker

(10-4, 6-2 PAC) On the baseball diamond, Arcadia posted an impressive 4-1 record, with the only loss coming at Eastern University on Saturday. The Knights finished off a three-game series with Wesley on Monday, March 26, taking two of three before doubling up on non-conference DeSales 8-4 mid-week. Although Eastern made Friday's series opener interesting, the Knights escaped with the 10-8 win before splitting in St. David's on Saturday, March 31. The team will remain on the road Tuesday, April 3, at the College of New Jersey and Wednesday, April 4, at Alvernia before hosting a weekend doubleheader with Gwynedd-Mercy at Enry Field on Saturday, April 7. John Squire, Steve Vassalotti, Mike Ramsden and Tyler Pennepacker earned wins on the hill for the Knights.

Bustin, Stevenson Lead Lacrosse Attack

Bustin Stevenson Timony McLoughlin

(0-5, 0-3 PAC) While the Knights women’s lacrosse team ended a 0-3 week still searching for their first win of the season, the team continues to improve on the field. Sophomore Shannon Bustin and junior Jamie Stevenson lead the Knights’ attack with seven goals apiece, with Bustin dishing out five helpers. Junior Jakki Timony has collected a team-high 16 ground balls while senior Michelle McLoughlin has 10 and caused 5 turnovers. The team is at home this week against Gwynedd-Mercy and Cabrini.

in the news

Mark Lapreziosa, Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management was quoted in a March 26 story in The Philadelphia Inquirer, “A different kind of admissions process.” The article was on the Common Application, which is used by some 300 institutions including Arcadia, and new questions that ask the applicant whether he or she has ever been convicted of a crime or disciplined at school. “If it was a crime of violence we would have to think seriously,” said Lapreziosa. The story also was picked up nationally and ran April 1 at www.kansascity.com. Read more at http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-.

Arcadia University’s study abroad program in England was noted in the April 1 Lansing State Journal (Lansing, Mich.). Denison University student Maddie Mohre is studying abroad through the Arcadia University Center for Education Abroad.

Faculty in the News

Larry Loebell, Adjunct Professor in Theatre Arts, who currently teaches playwriting, was mentioned in an article in the Feb. 21 City Suburban News (Narbeth, Pa.) on the National Constitution’s Center interactive theatre show in which current constitutional issues come to life for young visitors. One of the shows, Freedom Rising, was written by Loebell and directed by David Bradley will run through June 8. Besides his writing, Loebell has produced full-length plays, including two world premier plays in 2005, LaTempestad, at the Ohio Theater, The Ballad of John Wesley Reed, at Philadelphia’s Theater Catalyst. In 2002 his play Pride of the Lion, premiered in Philadelphia.

Michael Rieders, ’80, Adjunct Professor in Forensic Science and Chairman and CEO at the internationally recognized forensics testing laboratory NMS Labs in Willow Grove, Pa., was profiled in the March 27 Intelligencer article, “Is creativity in the genes?” Rieders is studying artist Salvador Dali’s DNA taken from a feeding tube the artist once used. Read more at www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/news/113-03272007-1320679.html

Alumni in the News

Tobin Forbus, ’96, ’98M, a native of Lynchburg, Va., was noted in the Daily News Record (Harrisonburg, Va.) as the clinical director and physical therapist of Advantage 2003’s new facility in Weyers Cave, Va. Forbus was the 1998 graduate speaker at Arcadia’s Honors Convocation and also received the Martha Jean Hill Award for Research for his endeavors in experimental psychology. Besides his academic achievements at Arcadia, Forbus was a member of the All-Pennsylvania Athletic Conference teams.

Students in the News

Jessica Boyer, ’07 was interviewed by Karin Phillips of KWY 1060 News radio on Friday, March 30, for the “Rock the Cause,” a live benefit concert March 31 aimed at fighting global poverty. Boyer told Phillips that the Live 8 Concert gave students the idea, “and so we thought we would take that idea and put it on a smaller scale on our college campus and it would definitely draw students in and they wouldn’t even realize that what they’re doing by just listening to music can really help people.”

John Connell, a senior, and John Curreri, a junior, who both are members of Arcadia’s baseball team, were mentioned in the March 13 The Express-Times (Easton, Pa.) As reported in the article, Connell is the top returnee and is a three-time All Pennsylvania Athletic Conference selection and holds Arcadia’s records for career batting average (.375) and putouts (325) and single-season doubles (18). Curreri, who transferred last year from Rhode Island, is the starting shortstop and batted .377.

Publication Information

Contributors: Bridget Curtis '08 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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