|April 10, 2007|
|April 10, 2007||A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events|
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Grand Opening for Arcadia’s Campus in Delaware, April 13
Arcadia University is holding a grand opening and ribbon cutting for its new campus in Christiana, Del., on Friday, April 13. The new campus provides Delaware’s first degree program for Physician Assistants. The Arcadia University Christiana Campus is located at 111 Continental Drive, Suite 201, Newark, Del. Arcadia President Jerry Greiner, Board of Trustees President Lois Haber, other trustees, faculty and staff, along with members of the Delaware local, county and state communities will celebrate this “first” moment for Arcadia University and the State of Delaware. The first class of Physician Assistant students will begin at the new campus in May 2007. New Castle County Executive Chris Coons will be on hand to make a special presentation, joining members of the Delaware medical community in welcoming the Arcadia Delaware campus to the Christiana area.
Countdown to Arcadia for New Students
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.
Fully Online Degree in Instructional Technology
Arcadia Online now offers a fully online M.Ed. in Instructional Technology and an accelerated certificate in Secondary Education, with the master’s courses in Special Education coming online this summer. Known for providing quality education programs in the region, Arcadia University now offers access to its distinguished faculty to educators around the world.
An online Education course came just in time for Melissa Mitchell, a graduate student whose husband’s job relocation recently required a move from the Philadelphia area to Kansas. The move left Mitchell just one course shy of the requirements needed to complete her Master of Education degree at Arcadia University.
Arcadia’s Assistant Dean for Distributed Learning, Erik Nelson, came to the rescue with an online course, ED 568 – Introduction to Computers and Technology in Education. Nelson is also the new Director of Arcadia Online, the University’s expanding online course offerings with an initial focus on graduate education programs. Read more.
Church Named Faculty in Residence for Arcadia Online
Dr. Jonathan Church, Associate Professor of Anthropology, has been appointed as Faculty Member in Residence and Academic Liaison to Arcadia Online. “This is a part-time position designed to facilitate the expansion of the online, accelerated, and hybrid curricular programming for which Erik Nelson (Assistant Dean) has, heretofore, been solely responsible,” said Dr. Michael Berger, Academic Vice President and Provost. “As increasing numbers of Arcadia faculty members have expressed an interest in new instructional modalities during the past year, it has become increasingly obvious that the University would benefit by adding additional expertise in this area.” Read more.
Does your PC have Virus Protection?
April is Security Awareness Month at Arcadia. “Does your PC have a Virus Protection?” asks Jose Dieudonne, Director of Network and Information Security Services, "If you don’t know what Trojan horses are, you could be a few centuries behind." Read this week’s Security Tip on Virus Protection.
Visit the IT Security and Privacy module under
the MyArcadia Technology tab
Students Honored for Deans’ Lists, Special Awards
Arcadia’s annual Honors Convocation provided an opportunity for the University community as well as parents and friends to honor both undergraduate and graduate students earning recognition on the Dean’s Undergraduate Distinguished Honor and Honor Lists, the Graduate Dean’s Distinguished Honor Lists, as well as several dozen special awards on Saturday, March 24. Read more about this year’s individual award winners.
Holly Neibauer, Adjunct Faculty Award Winner
Adjunct Professor Holly Neibauer “is the most passionate, student-centered teacher I have ever met,” wrote one student in nominating her for the Adjunct Faculty Award, given just once a year at Arcadia’s Honors Convocation. “Holly made my English Composition class enjoyable, and I would have thought that would have been impossible,” wrote another student. Read more about how Neibauer’s personal attention and teaching style make English class an enjoyable learning experience for so many first-year students.
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 email@example.com.
Biology Professors: Like Father, Like Son
By Alice Quigley, International Student
In 1970 Dr. Raymond Rose joined Arcadia’s Biology Department. Thirty-seven years later, he was joined by his son, Dr. Wesley Rose, who is a new Assistant Professor of Biology. For the past year, father and son have been working as colleagues and will continue to do so until Dr. Ray Rose retires this coming August.
Although many would think working with your father or, indeed, working with your son, might not be the most desirable situation, happily both Ray and Wesley have found it an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Rose Senior is able to pass on some of the lessons he has learned during his time at Arcadia, and for Rose Junior, that is invaluable: “He’s been here over 30 years, so he knows the dynamics of the school really well…. You get a perspective which is really individual and unique and, for me, that has been a really great resource.” Read more about the Roses.
Krill’s Work Selected for Collection in France
Clinton versus Bush, a poster created by Alyssa Krill, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, was selected to be included in the permanent collection of La Maison du Livre et de l’Affiche de Chaumont, France, Contemporary Collection—Les Silos, 2007. The poster can be seen in the "Biennial Faculty Exhibition" in the Arcadia University Art Gallery through April 20.
Relationship Renewed in Maynooth, Ireland
Arcadia University’s Center for Education Abroad recently reestablished a partnership with the National University of Ireland, Maynooth and is accepting applications for Spring 2008. NUIM is Ireland’s second oldest institution of higher education, tracing its origins to the founding of St. Patrick’s College in 1795. NUIM has strong departments in science and engineering and a tradition of excellence in the humanities. Located 15 miles from the Dublin city center, Maynooth feels more like an Irish town than an Irish city. Students are always within walking distance of their accommodations and are able to enjoy the nearby amenities of the town of Maynooth, while Dublin city center is only a 35-minute train ride away. Contact Tim Barton at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Resident Directors Come to Glenside for Retreat
The Glenside campus welcomes an extraordinary team of resident directors from around the world to the Arcadia University campus next week. The Arcadia University Center for Education Abroad retreat is takes place from April 16-20 and involves meetings with faculty, administrators and staff. The retreat will address a wide range of topics, including student life issues, health and safety, and academic policies and procedures.
Study American History Where it Happened
In Fall 2007, students will have the opportunity to study American history where it happened by taking American History to 1865 (HS 117.4) at the National Constitution Center. This special section will meet once a week at the National Constitution Center on Independence Mall in Center City Philadelphia. The course will utilize the resources of the center and also head out on frequent walking tours and field trips around the city in order to explore the major topics and themes of early American History, including the colonization of North America, slavery, the American Revolution, economic and social changes in the new nation, and the sectional conflicts that led to the Civil War. The course will meet once a week, Wednesdays from 3 to 6 p.m., with all course meetings at the center. The course is taught by Dr. Peter Siskind, Assistant Professor of History, email@example.com.
Dr. Kenneth D. Matthews Jr., Former History Chair
Dr. Kenneth D. Matthews Jr., 82, of Newtown Square, a history professor emeritus at Arcadia University, died of heart failure on March 30 at his home.
Matthews came to Arcadia in 1973. He was name a Distinguished Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Studies, received tenure in 1979 and chaired the History Department until his retirement in 1988. He was awarded the Christian R. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1975 and was appointed Faculty Emeritus in 1989.
At Arcadia, Matthews was instrumental in researching the history of Grey Towers Castle for the National Register of Historic Places, and in 1980 he wrote the brochure “The Story of Grey Towers Castle: A Great American Castle.” In 1985, on the basis of Matthew’s extensive research, Grey Towers Castle was declared a National Historic Landmark.
Prior to coming to Arcadia, he worked at the University of Pennsylvania, where for 20 years he was Director of Education at the University Museum and a lecturer in classical archaeology. In 1954 Matthews hosted a weekly radio program on WHYY, Accent on Antiquity. He received the first Armstrong Award for Educational Television and was a panelist on What in the World, a program on WCAU TV (Ch. 10). As a recognized authority on classical archaeology, he published extensively in professional journals and wrote several books, Cities in the Sand: Leptis Magna and Sabratha in Roman Africa, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1958, and The Early Romans, McGraw Hill, N.Y., 1973. Matthews received his B.S., M.S., M.A. in history and doctorate in ancient history from the University of Pennsylvania.
IPCR Students See Signs of Agreement in Northern Ireland
In Northern Ireland, was last week just another anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement of 1998, or the nearing of the end of a troubled path to peace? Each fall, students in Arcadia’s master’s program in International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) travel as a class to Northern Ireland with Dr. Warren Haffar to study the Troubles. Click here for a Q&A with Haffar, IPCR Director and Assistant Professor.
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.
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.)
Faculty, Staff Needed for Late Night Breakfast
Late Night Breakfast for Arcadia students is Tuesday, May 1, at 10 p.m. in the Dining Hall. It is tradition for the faculty and staff to serve the students, so the Student Affairs Office is looking for potential candidates to help serve. To volunteer, contact Nick Luchko, Area Coordinator for Heinz, Knight, Manor and 1600 at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 267-620-4126.
Volunteers Needed to Help with Commencement
Volunteers are needed to help with the May Commencement ceremonies. The Graduate Commencement will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, and the Undergraduate Commencement will be held at 10:15 a.m. on Friday, May 18. Interested staff mmbers should e-mail Donna Whitlock in University Relations at email@example.com by May 4 to volunteer. Interested student volunteers should contact Diana Bonner in Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-572-2933.
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.
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.
Fine Arts Faculty Presentations, April 12 and 19
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.
Forum on Community Violence is April 12
A forum on violence and its impacts—“The Public, Private and Community Face of Violence”—is Thursday, April 12, from 12:15 to 3 p.m. in the University Gallery Room, Landman Library. “Feel free to come and go as needed during this time,” says organizer Dr. John Noakes, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice. “The forum is open to the entire Arcadia community.” The forum features Arcadia student Kyle Fisher ’08; Dorothy Johnson-Speight, founder of Mothers in Charge; Ivan Juzang, founder and President of MEE Productions; Emilie Lounsberry, reporter with the Philadelphia Inquirer; Angela McIver, Executive Director of Enough Is Enough Inc.; George Mosee, Deputy District Attorney in the Juvenile Division of the City of Philadelphia; and Bilal Qayyum, President of the Father's Day Rally Committee. The forum is co-sponsored by the Black Male Development Symposium 2007 and the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice. For more information, contactDr. Doreen Loury, 215-572-4087, or Dr. John Noakes, 215-572-2897.
IPCR Student Hosts Event for Darfur, April 13
Tammy Murphy, a second-year student in the International Peace and Conflict Resolution master’s program, is hosting an event at Bensalem High School on Friday, April 13, at 6 p.m. The event is a local talent show to raise money for the Save Darfur Campaign. Tickets are $8 at the door. Click here for more details. The Bensalem Township High School Multi-Cultural Club is using the annual Talent Show as an opportunity to raise funds for the Save Darfur Campaign.
Knight Star, April 13
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.
This 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.
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.
Latin Expo and After Party, April 14
The Latino Association and Puro Ritmo are hosting the second annual Latin Expo "Exposure" on Saturday April 14, in The Chat from 6 to 8 p.m. The fun won’t stop there… head upstairs to the Dining Hall for the Latin “After Party” from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. The Latin Expo is a free event open to the Arcadia community. AU students will be charged $2 for the “After Party.” Non-AU students will be charged $4 for the “After Party” (or $2 if they bring a flyer with them.) Arcadia students can bring two non-Arcadia guests, who must have picture ID. No bags or coats of any kind will be allowed inside the dance area! For more information, contact Celina Gonzalez, Student Service Center Counselor, at email@example.com.
Leadership Recognition, April 15
The Student Government Organization hosts Leadership Recognition Night 2007 on Sunday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Stiteler Auditorium, Murphy Hall. Watch for more information or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Immigration and Employment Workshop, April 18
Arcadia University is hosting an Immigration and Employment Workshop facilitated by Wendy Hess of Goldblum & Hess and Peter Baumann of Baumann, Deseve & Landau. The workshop is Wednesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the Beaver College Room in Landman Library. All Arcadia international students, faculty and staff are invited, and the meeting is open to the general public. The facilitators will discuss how foreign nationals can work in the United States. To attend, RSVP by e-mail to Supinda Sirihekaphong, Arcadia’s Assistant Director of Office of International Services, at email@example.com. Include the total number of participants Monday, April 16.
More events can be found on the Events Calendar.
A Perfect Proposal
The bells of St. Paul’s Cathedral aren’t the only things ringing these days. Rebecca Adams, Area Coordinator for the Castle, Kistler, Thomas and Dilworth Halls will soon be hearing wedding bells! The London Preview chaperone got the surprise of a lifetime this year as her boyfriend, Brad Houchins, popped the question in front of St. Paul’s Cathedral thanks to some careful planning with Josh Stern, Associate Dean of Students.
On March 13, as the Preview groups were getting ready to tour St. Paul’s, all the plans fell into place. “Josh asked me to come and identify two women who he needed to address but didn’t know their names,” remembers Adams. “We walked to the front of St. Paul’s and Josh pointed out two women across the way. I told him I didn’t recognize them and that I didn’t think they were ours.” What Adams failed to realize was that Stern was pointing to a familiar face. Taking a closer look, Adams noticed Brad, walking toward her with a red rose in his hand. “I just stared in disbelief,” says Adams. As the two hugged, the crowd of around 200 Arcadia students along with about a 100 other strangers began cheering. “Brad let go of me and said, ‘You never know what life is going to bring you, but I do know that I always want you in my life’, and then he got down on one knee and pulled out a ring box and opened it to reveal the most beautiful ring.” Managing to nod her head yes between sobs, the two were soon surrounded by screams, cheers, and camera flashes erupting from the crowd around them. “It was amazing,” gushes Adams. “Life definitely has its fairy tale moments!”
Easter in Africa: Alum Collecting Books for Children
By Bridget Curtis ’08
Traveling to Gaborone, Botswana, in sub-Saharan Africa, Kate Zanoni ’06 had one thing on her mind; books. Founder of Books for Botswana, Zanoni has devoted much of her time to collecting books for the Botswana-Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Clinical Centre of Excellence, which helps provide psychological, nutritional and social services to children affected by or living with HIV/AIDS. According to UNICEF, Botswana boasts one of the highest rates of HIV with about 25,000 children living with the disease and 120,000 children left orphaned as a result of it.
Thinking that reading therapy could be used in the psychological treatment of these children, Zanoni began working in the clinic in December. As she said in the Dec. 1 edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer about her work, “It’s another form of distraction therapy, similar art and music therapy. Reading therapy uses the art of storytelling—much in the way art therapy uses imagery and music therapy uses song—to help patients identify with one another, increase self-awareness and cope with their illnesses. The pleasure of storytelling is universal and stretches across all cultures, breaking down boundaries and uniting patients.” Read more about Zanoni's project.
Knights Give Coach Detra Win No. 300
Arcadia Softball improved to 15-5 overall and 5-1 in conference play on Monday, April 9, giving Head Coach Linda Detra wins 300 and 301 on her career with the doubleheader sweep over Cedar Crest College. Detra is currently ranked 46th among active NCAA Division III coaches. Detra, in her 13th year at the helm, is one of two Pennsylvania Athletic Conference coaches to reach the 250+ win plateau, trailing only head coach Charlotte Slocum of College Misericordia, who has attained over 590 wins in her 26 year career.
Men’s Tennis Tops Week with Win
Men’s Tennis picked up the only win for Arcadia spring sports
last week as the return of the cold weather posed harsh playing conditions
while forcing numerous game postponements. The 5-2 win over Wesley earned
the team its second conference win of the season before dropping an 8-1
non-conference match at Ursinus to end the week.
The spring teams will see plenty of action this week, with softball returning to the diamond following a week off, hosting three conference doubleheaders. Baseball (10-6/6-3 PAC) will make up this past weekend’s doubleheader match-up with rival Gwynedd-Mercy before traveling to Ursinus Wednesday followed by a three game series with College Misericordia to end the week. Men’s Tennis (4-4 / 2-3 PAC) will travel to Alvernia and DeSales before hosting Immaculata Saturday. Lacrosse (1-6 / 1-4 PAC) begins the week with their first win of the season, by virtue of a Rosemont forfeit and will play a packed conference schedule, hosting Cedar Crest Wednesday before traveling to Neumann on Thursday and Eastern on Saturday. Men’s Golf will hit the links at Gwynedd-Mercy and Centenary this week.
Alumni in the News
Arielle Louise Martone who earned a BA degree in Biology in 2006 is attending The College of Physicians and Surgeons a Columbia University as reported in the April 4 Pocono Record. Martone is a first year graduate student studying for her doctor of philosophy degree in physical therapy. In March she celebrated Columbia’s White Coat Ceremony, where she recited the “11 Principle Code of Ethics.” During her studies at Arcadia Martone also participated in Arcadia’s study abroad program in Australia.
Christina C. Duncan, ’84 was featured in an article in the April 7 Lancaster New Era as the originator of the first-ever “LEGO My Egg! Hunt” for the Lancaster Museum of Art featuring 500 eggs made by Manhattan-based professional LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya. Duncan is the museum’s executive director and thought why not jump-start the exhibit with a time-honored Easter tradition. While at Arcadia, Duncan majored in psychology with a minor in art.
Contributors: Bridget Curtis '08, International Student Alice Quigley, 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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