February 5, 2008
Arcadia University Bulletin
February 5, 2008 A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events

Campus News

Student Sews Short Cut to the Grammies

Nancy Josephson
Nancy Josephson posing in a dress designed by Emily Scott '09. Photo Courtesy The News Journal.

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?

PostcardThe 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

Valentine's DayThe 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

Teacher Job FairThe 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 careerservices@arcadia.edu 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

Study AbroadMeet 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:

  • Costs—Arcadia students study abroad on affiliated programs for the same tuition and housing fees as if they were spending the semester on the Glenside campus.
  • Scholarships and financial aid—All financial aid and merit scholarships, with the exception of work study, apply to a semester abroad.
  • Programs options—Arcadia offers more than 100 programs in 13 countries, with Pathways to Study Abroad for every major. New Majors Abroad Programs require an entire year of study abroad.
  • Information about academic policies and program deadlines.

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.

campus Happenings

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.

upcoming events

Let's Go: Find out what's happening at Arcadia University

2008 Student Biennial Art Exhibit, Feb. 5

Student Biennial Art Exhibit LogoThe Arcadia University Art Gallery presents the 2008 Student Biennial Art Exhibit, Feb. 5-24. The showcase consists of  52 student works that were selected from 194 entries by outside juror Elyse Gonzales, Assistant Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia.

The opening reception is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 4:30 to 6 p.m. View participants.

Rawlins Kicks Off Fine Arts Lecture Trilogy, Feb. 7

Double Triology PosterThe Fine Arts Department is sponsoring Double Trilogy, three art flicks and three faculty lectures, all on Thursday nights this spring. These events all begin at 6:30 p.m. in Brubaker 102. The Faculty Lectures are an hour long, and the movies range in time. The first movie was Frida on Jan. 24. The remaining events are:

  • Feb. 7, Faculty Lecture: Scott Rawlins, Associate Professor of Scientific Illustration and Fine Arts Department Chair, gives a lecture on his trips to Belize and how it affects his artistic research. Rawlins is a Scientific Illustrator and teaches many classes in the Fine Arts Department.
  • Feb. 21, Art Movie Series: Basquiat chronicles the meteoric rise to fame of the gifted and charismatic young New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat as he emerged from the streets of the East Village to become an internationally renowned sensation. View more events.

The Vagina Monologues, Feb. 8

Vagina MonologuesArcadia University celebrates its fourth year as a V-Day College Campaign participant with three performances of The Vagina Monologues, featuring students and faculty. The show runs Feb. 8, 9 and 10 in Stiteler Auditorium. On Friday and Saturday doors open at 7 with a 7:30 p.m. curtain. On Sunday doors open at 1:30 with a 2 p.m. curtain. Tickets are $7 for Arcadia students with ID and $12 for general admission. Tickets will be sold at the door and in front of the Dining Hall during lunch hours the week preceding the show. Read more.

Black History Month Begins with Music, Feb. 8

CoffeehouseThe Arcadia University community is invited to attend the many Black History Month events sponsored by the Black Awareness Society and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Each week in February has a theme: Black Music, Black Art, Black History and Black Education. “We thank you in advance for supporting our events,” said Natalie Harris ’08, President of the Black Awareness Society. “All are welcome.”

  • Black Music: This week a banner outside the Dining Hall depicts photos of African American entertainers. On Friday, Feb. 8, enjoy a Talent Showcase Coffeehouse/Open Mic.
  • Black Art: The week of February 11 theme includes Black Art Instillation/Regeneration on Feb. 13. Come to The Chat between noon to 4 p.m. to see Black Awareness Society’s interpretation of famous African American artists and original work of some of Arcadia’s community.
  • Black History: The third week of February is the Black History theme. Feb. 20 is Blast from the Past from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Kuch Hospitality Suite. Learn about African American historical figures and how they influenced the shaping of America.
  • Black Education: The final week of February features African American History Jeopardy on Feb. 29 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Kuch 204/206. “Get a chance to use your brain, but also gain knowledge by coming out to play African American History Jeopardy,” Harris adds. View more events.

Kaplan Practice Tests, Feb. 9

Kaplan will be on campus to offer practice GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT tests on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register with the Office of Career Development in Knight Hall, Room 133, call 215-572-2939, or e-mail careerservices@arcadia.edu, providing first and last name, the test being registered for, e-mail address, phone and graduation year. Register by Thursday, Feb. 8. A review and feedback session is Feb. 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Brubaker 302.

Anxiety Workshops on Stress, Phobias, Shyness, Feb. 11

All Arcadia students are invited to attend free workshops on anxiety sponsored by the Arcadia University Counseling Center. The workshops are intended to help students cope with any anxiety-related issue they may be facing, such as stress, phobias or shyness. Students will learn relaxation and coping techniques and have an opportunity to share ideas and get support. The workshops will be led by John Cook, a certified phobia counselor, who is an intern at the Counseling Center this year. Students may attend any one or all three workshops, which will be held on Monday, Feb. 11, 18, 25 in the lobby of Heinz Hall from 3 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, students can contact the Counseling Center at 215-572-2966.

Graduating in May? Get a Professional Life Preview, Feb. 13

What will that first job be like? Get a sneak peak in the Professional Life Preview, offered by the Office of Career Development on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the University Gallery Room in Landman Library. Making the transition from college to a first professional job can be an adventure! From finding that ideal job, to understanding job offers, to personal finance and transition, there are a number of decisions that new graduates typically need to make. The Professional Life Preview is designed to help students graduating in May make the most of their next opportunity and outline effective strategies for beating the stress of transition.

“PLP should help seniors approach graduation with confidence and knowledge of what to expect after graduation,” says Mike Hertel, Director of Career Development. “If you’re graduating in May, you should plan to attend!” Advance registration is NOT required. Professional Life Preview features a panel of professionals who will share their unique insights into the college-to-career transition. Read more.

Class of 2008 Celebrates 87 Days till Commencement

The Class of 2008 invites seniors, faculty and administrators to the senior class celebration marking the 87 days until Commencement on Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. The event is sponsored by the Arcadia University Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Ambassadors. Please R.S.V.P. via interoffice mail or e-mail alumni@arcadia.edu by Feb. 12.

Government Career Information Fair, Feb. 20

Not sure what “government work” really is? Take this opportunity to learn more. A Government Career Information Fair is planned for Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Cabrini College in the Atrium of Grace Hall. Federal, state and local agencies will be in attendance at this fair, offering internships, full-time, part-time and summer jobs. The federal government alone is expected to add more than 200,000 jobs over the next three years. Now that’s worth talking about! Transportation from  Arcadia is available. Register with the Office of Career Development in Knight Hall 133 between 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., or e-mail careerservices@arcadia.edu or call 215-572-2939.

Race and the Presidential Election, Feb. 20

Race Matters, a Campus-Wide Discussion on Race, presents “Race and the 2008 Presidential Campaign” on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in the University Gallery Room in Landman Library. The campus community is invited, and lunch is provided. Race Matters is sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. For more information, contact John Noakes, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, 215-572-2897.

Learning Community Celebration, Feb. 25-26

Join first-year students for the Learning Community Celebration on Monday, Feb. 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 4 to 9 p.m. in The Chat. On Monday and Tuesday, Learning Communities will have scrapbooks and display boards set up as well as do short demonstrations and presentations. At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Helene Klein’s Learning Community along with a few other groups will be hosting Arcadia Feud (think Family Feud but Arcadia-style). The celebration is sponsored by the Learning Community groups, Student Affairs and Academic Affairs as part of the national Learning Community Celebration Week. These events are open to the campus community.

Honors Convocation will be Saturday, March 29

Dr. Jerry GreinerFull-time, adjunct faculty and emeriti facutly and administrators are invited to march in the academic procession for Honors Convocation on Saturday, March 29, at 10:30 a.m. in Kuch Center. Faculty should use the online response form or contact the University Relations Office at 215-572-2969 to indicate whether they plan to attend. Students on the Graduate and Undergraduate Dean’s List and Distinguished Honors List will be notified by letter. The ceremony is open to the public.

Faculty and administrators who do not own academic attire can rent needed items from the Bookstore no later than Feb. 28. For questions concerning faculty attire rental, please contact the Bookstore at 215-572-2971.

Check the online Events Calendar at http://calendar.arcadia.edu.

Scholarly and Creative Accomplishments


Noakes Looks at Effect of Police Tactics on Activism

Dr. John Noakes, Associate Professor of Sociology, published an article in a special issue of Mobilization (Vol. 12, No. 4, December 2007) devoted to Police and Protester Innovation Since Seattle. Noakes and Patrick F. Gillham of the University of Idaho were Guest Editors for that issue and jointly wrote the article “More than a Circle: Transgressive Protests and the Limits of Negotiated Management.” In the article, they detail how the limited capacity of the negotiated management style of policing protests to control transgressive protesters had led police to develop new tactics for controlling political dissent. They raise a series of questions that suggest that “a rigorous research agenda remains to discover how this new configuration of tactics influences social movements in the U.S. and in other Western democracies and whether or not they have a chilling effect on activism.”

sports update

Women's Basketball Upends Penn State-Brandywine

Stephanie Bates Catilin Sparks

(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.

Elliott Nears 1,000-Point Mark During 1-1 Week

Eric Elliott Glen Gagnon

(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.

Eight Swimmers Headed for MAC Championships

Michele McCandless Brendan Peters

(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.

In the News

Faculty in the news

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.

Publication Information

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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