|February 5, 2008|
|February 5, 2008||A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events|
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Student Sews Short Cut to the Grammies
Move over, Badgley Mischka, Carolina Herrera and Roberto Cavalli. Emily Scott’s dress is going to the Grammies.
How does an Arcadia Business major who is currently studying at the University of Glasgow get connected with the Grammy Awards on Feb. 10? Sometimes it pays to do a favor for a best friend from high school. When Nancy Josephson’s husband, musician David Bromberg, was nominated for a Grammy Award, Josephson decided to make her own dress, but she needed help designing and sewing. Her daughter, Ruth Bromberg, knew just who to call, her high school friend, Emily Scott ’09.
“Working on Nancy's dress was an amazing experience,” says Scott. “I've been passionate about sewing since I was about 8 or 9, and that just blossomed into a love for design as I got older and realized that I was able to veer off from using patterns and do my own thing. It's something that I truly enjoy and hope to build my career around, so when I got the call from Nancy, I was absolutely ecstatic. I remember telling my family and friends about it and just feeling like the whole thing was so surreal.” Read more.
Want to Tell Some Arcadia Secrets?
The Fine Arts Learning Community is inviting the campus community to share a secret as part of the Learning Community Celebration through its “Secret Postcards” project. “Create a postcard that shows, explains, illustrates, or narrates a secret you have,” says Carole Loeffler, Assistant Professor Fine Arts. “Let it go! Share it with others. See how many others share the same feelings and experiences. Get as creative as you can!” The Secret Postcard Project is for anyone in the Arcadia community...not just students! The post cards will be on exhibit during the celebration Feb. 26-26. The postcard must be 4x6 inches and anonymous. Students are asked to create interesting postcards that show a secret they would like to let go. The project is modeled after www.postsecret.blogspot.com. The anonymous drop off location is on the counter in the mail room in the box marked "secret postcards." Read more about the rules.
Physician Assistant Alumna, Kavita Joseph
Arcadia Physician Assistant alumna Kavita Joseph, 27, of Old Bridge, N.J., formerly of Upper Gwynedd, died unexpectedly Jan. 20, in Centrastate Medical Center, Freehold, N.J. She was the wife of Benny Joseph. Born in Kenya, she was the daughter of Ashokkumar C. and Shreedevi A. Patel of Upper Gwynedd. She was a 1998 graduate of North Penn High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University. She received her master’s degree in Physicians Assistant studies from Arcadia University. She was employed as a physician assistant (orthopedic oncology) at UMDNJ, Newark. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the children’s organization Vibha at www.vibha.org/donate.
Order a Valentine’s Day Treat for Someone Special
The Community Service Department is selling chocolate-covered pretzel rods for Valentine’s Day. Use the order form and return it to the Community Service Office in Knight Hall by Feb. 10. On-campus delivery or pick-up begins Feb. 13th in Community Service Office. All proceeds benefit the Arcadia University Community Service Department’s Alternative Spring Break, where volunteers spend their spring break rebuilding homes in Tijuana, Mexico. For more information, visit www.arcadia.edu/communityservice.
Register Now for Greater Philadelphia Teacher Job Fair
The sale is on for tickets to the Greater Philadelphia Teacher Job Fair! Arcadia University students and alumni can register with the Office of Career Development until Feb. 26 for $5, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 215-572-2939. The fair is Tuesday, March 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at West Chester University. Go to www.dvec.net, click on “Candidates” for information about participating employers, parking and directions.
Deadline for Ordering Graduation Attire is Feb. 15
Graduating seniors who are planning to participate in the undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on May 16 must order their attire by Feb. 15. Complete the order form online at www.arcadia.edu/comattire. For more information, contact Student Affairs at 215-572-2933.
Attend a Study Abroad Information Session
Meet with a study abroad adviser and other Arcadia students who have studied abroad to learn more about study abroad options at a Study Abroad Information Session. Arcadia has Pathways to Study Abroad for every major. For more information contact the Office of International Services at 215-572-2867. Discussion topics include:
Study Abroad Info Sessions are Wednesdays in the Oak Summit Social Room, Building C, from 7 to 8 p.m., on Feb. 6, Feb. 20, March 19, March 26, April 9, April 23. Sessions also are Tuesdays in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room from 5 to 6 p.m. on Feb. 26, April 1, April and 15.
Have a Fantastic Time Studying Abroad? Share Your Experience!
University Relations is looking for study abroad experiences from current Arcadia students and alumni. Let us know—through writings, photos, videos or audio clips—what you learned and how it has impacted your life. Experiences will be posted as part of Arcadia's celebration of 60 years of studying abroad and may be used in other University publications. Visit www.arcadia.edu/studyabroadmemories for guidelines and submission forms.
What's New in the Counseling Center?
The February Thought of the Month, from Buddha, is: "You, yourself, as much as anyone in the entire universe deserve your love and affection." Remember that the most important relationship to nourish is the one with your own mind, body and spirit! Treat yourself special this year by putting your health and wellness first, says Caitlin A. Rooney, Thomas Hall Resident Assistant. Did you know that Feb. 14 is National Condom Day? Check out this month's Toilet Talk for information about relationships, body art, nutrition labels, fad diets and contraception. Find information about upcoming events in Toilet Talk and on the Counseling Center Web page. These events include an Anxiety Workshop, the Eating Concerns Group and a Safer Sex and Healthier Lifestyle Program. There is also information about the weekly Moving Meditation sessions. Counseling Services is located directly across from Student Health Services on the Garden Level of Heinz Hall, and can be reached at 215-572-2966.
(5-13) Women’s Basketball ended the week 1-2 as the first round of conference play drew to a close. The Knights, 5-13 overall and 2-4 against Freedom opponents, find themselves in the hunt for one of four available playoff berths with the second half of conference play beginning Wednesday facing third-place Delaware Valley College at 6 p.m. in Glenside. In their first meeting of the season on Jan. 16, the Knights fell to the Aggies, 71-51.
The women looked to rebound during Wednesday night's Freedom Conference battle in Center Valley, Pa., against first-place DeSales University, after a tough four-point loss, 56-50, to non-conference Rutgers-Camden University on Monday in the Kuch Center. Turnovers and foul trouble allowed the Bulldogs to run past Arcadia, 81-52. With Penn State-Brandywine visiting Glenside on Saturday, the Knights had an opportunity to build upon their above-.500 home record. They upset the Lions, 70-50, improving to 5-3 in Alumni Gymnasium.
Sophomore guard Kim Milligan paced the Knights on offense, averaging 13.3 points on 40% shooting from the floor during the week. She also grabbed 10 defensive rebounds. Senior Caitlin Sparks averaged a team-high 6.3 rebounds while averaging 12.7 points. She also dished out seven assists. Senior Stephanie Bates continued to run the Arcadia offense, generating 9.0 ppg. on her team-best 58% shooting from the floor. The 5-foot-5 point guard also notched 10 steals and dished out 12 assists.
(8-11) Men’s Basketball posted a 1-1 record on the week as the first round of Freedom Conference play ended. The Knights sit in fifth place (2-4) in the standings. The Knights traveled to undefeated DeSales University Wednesday evening and took a 79-57 loss back to Glenside in their sole conference game of the week. Saturday, Arcadia posted a 77-56 victory at home against the Lions of Penn State-Brandywine.
Senior guard Eric Elliott produced a 17-point effort on Saturday, closing in on the 1,000 career point plateau with 937. Elliott will be just the fourth player to reach this milestone in since Arcadia became a member of the NCAA in 1993. Orick Smith is atop of the short list with 1,511 points (1993-97), while Shawn Bishop scored 1,247 points (1992-96). Dave Coupe was the first to reach the career mark at Arcadia with 1,046 (1991-95).
For the week, junior Bobby Mulholland led all scorers with 13.5 ppg. and 6.5 rpg., followed by Elliott with 11.0 ppg. Senior Kevin Brown, who netted a team-high 15 points in the loss to DeSales, added 10.5 ppg. and 5.0 rpg., while dishing out six assists. Sophomore Glen Gagnon continues to thrive in his starting role, posting 8.0 ppg. and shooting a team-best 67% from the field.
Arcadia will host last-place Delaware Valley College Wednesday evening in Glenside at 8 p.m. The two teams met back on Jan. 16 with Arcadia winning, 83-74.
(Men's 3-8/Women's 3-9) Eight student-athletes will represent Arcadia University Swimming this weekend at the Middle Atlantic Conference Championships, hosted by King’s College at the Wilkes-Barre, Pa., CYC.
Senior Michelle McCandless and first-years Danielle DiSanto and Gina Ruppert have met qualifying times for the women, while seniors Brendan Peters, LJ Morgan and Bryan Alexander, junior John Konieczny and first year Jason Sharpe will represent the men.
Competition begins on Friday, Feb. 8, and continues till Sunday, Feb. 10. For directions to the CYC in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., please visit the Arcadia University Swimming website.
Dr. Lathardus Goggins II, a black-culture scholar and author, and Arcadia’s Associate Dean of Multicultural Affairs, was quoted in the Canton (Ohio) Repository in the story “Black History Month looks to the past to build the future” on Feb. 1. "Black history is still being made," Goggins told the Repository. "There's a need for American history, world history, Ohio history. If there are people doing it who identify themselves as 'black,' and are contributing to the history of the world, then the answer is 'yes.' Are they doing something that ought to be recognized, that is contributing to the betterment of other folks? Then I would very strongly argue 'yes.' " Read more.
Contributors: Donna Whitlock '05, University Relations, and Joy Zazzera, Athletics. Photos: Joshua Blustein and Lori Bauer. Videos: Janet Gala, University Relations. Web Producers: Sue Gettlin and Purnell Cropper, University Relations. Managing Editor: Lori Bauer, University Relations.
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