February 19, 2008
Arcadia University Bulletin
February 19, 2008 A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events

Campus News

Theatre Alum Anna Deavere Smith Opens One-Woman Show

Anna Deavere Smith
Anna Deavere Smith performs Let Me Down Easy, a one-woman show, at the Long Wharf Theatre. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

One of Arcadia’s world class alums, Anna Deavere Smith, is center stage again, this time with another one-person show she wrote and performs. New York Times theatre reviewer Charles Isherwood calls Let Me Down Easy “ambitious and consistently engaging.” Like some of Smith’s other works, Let Me Down Easy is a monologue written from interviews she conducted, with Smith donning several dozen voices and various costumes as she explores the resiliency and vulnerability of the human body. Read the review.

The world premier of Let Me Down Easy is played on the Mainstage at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Conn., through Feb. 3. “Channeling the dramatically different corporeal experiences of her many interview subjects, from survivors of the Rwandan genocide to the head coach of the national champion University of Texas football team, Smith captures a kind of grace on stage, a grace that will tell us about the resourcefulness of the human spirit,” according to the theatre’s description of the play. Read more.

Emergency Notification: Are You Ready?

Cell PhoneIn the event of a campus emergency, will you be among the first to get an emergency notification? If you have a cell phone with text message capability, you can be among the first to learn what to do in the event of a life-threatening emergency on campus.

But the first step is yours—Only those who have signed up for Arcadia’s Emergency Notification System will get a text message test this week. All campus e-mails also will receive the notification. Sign up today! Go to the Emergency Notification System module on MyArcadia. Read FAQs about the New Emergency Notification System. And thank you to those of you who have already registered!

Business Degree Completion Will Help Philadelphia Meet Mayor's Challenge

Arcadia University announces a new Accelerated Business Degree Completion program that will help address Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s goal of doubling the number of Philadelphians attaining college degrees.

In his inaugural address, the Mayor identified 73,000 Philadelphians who started college but didn’t finish and asked the business and education community to partner with him “to make college completion a priority.” Arcadia is positioned to respond with a new Business Degree Completion program designed specifically for working professionals.

For Philadelphia to attain Mayor Nutter’s goal of doubling the number of bachelor’s degree-holders over the next decade, online and accelerated learning will take center stage in helping working professionals to complete their degrees. “Arcadia University supports Mayor Nutter’s initiative to increase opportunities for Philadelphia residents who want to complete a college degree,” says Dr. Annette Halpin, Chair of Arcadia’s Department of Business/Health Administration and Economics. Read more.

Clubs Needed for Activities Fair at Countdown

The Office of Enrollment Management is looking for campus clubs and organizations to participate in the Clubs and Activities Fair during the Countdown for new students on April 5. This fair will promote the clubs to prospective students, giving them an idea of what types of activities they can be involved in at Arcadia. The fair will be held on Saturday in Grey Towers Castle from 1:45 to 3 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded to the club/organization with the best display. For more information, contact Jory Reinhart, Enrollment Management Counselor, at reinharj@arcadia.edu. Read more.

Yearbook Club Donates Portion of Fall Sales

GKTW LogoArcadia’s Enthymion Yearbook Organization raised $350 for Give Kids The World, donating $5 for every 2008 yearbook order placed before the end of the fall semester. Give Kids The World Village is a 70-acre, non-profit resort in Central Florida that provides free, week-long fantasy vacations to the families of children with life-threatening illnesses. With the help of generous individuals, corporations and wish-granting organizations, Give Kids The World has welcomed more than 85,000 families from all 50 states and over 60 countries.

Copies of the 2008 Enthymion yearbook can be ordered online at www.jostensyearbooks.com. Yearbooks can be personalized with names and personal icons on the cover. The 2008 Enthymion yearbook starts at $60 and will be delivered in August. For more information, e-mail the Enthymion Yearbook Organization at enthymion@arcadia.edu or call 215-572-2171.

Arcadia's Center for Education Abroad VP Candidates Visit Campus

Recently, the committee charged with managing the search for the next Vice President and Executive Director of Arcadia's Center for Education Abroad conducted phone interviews with a number of semi-finalists for that position. The Search Committee subsequently met and selected four of those people as finalists and invited them for on-campus interviews. All four of the finalists will be at Arcadia next week. As part of the interviewing process, an open meeting has been scheduled for each of the finalists, to which all members of the University community are invited. The dates for those meetings are Monday, Feb. 25, Tuesday, Feb. 26, Thursday, Feb. 28, and Friday, Feb. 29. The open meetings will be held on each of those days from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. in the University Room on the lower level of Landman Library and will include a brief presentation by the finalist followed by an opportunity for a lengthy question-and-answer period. The names of the candidates, biographical sketches, and additional information regarding the interviewing process will be circulated via campus e-mail later this week.

Nominate Staff for Peer Recognition Award

Peer NominationStaff Council wants the Arcadia community to recognize staff members for their amazing efforts! “Have you noticed someone who does an extraordinary level of work? Do they consistently go above and beyond? Do they make your life easier by going out of their way to lend a hand?” asks Jennifer Kaminski of the Student Service Center. “If so, nominate them for a Peer Recognition award!” All nominees receive a Peer Recognition certificate and a personalized letter. To nominate someone, send an e-mail to PeerRecognition@arcadia.edu.

Reward An Outstanding Professor

Do you have a favorite professor—someone who is an especially effective classroom teacher? Return the favor for all that great instruction by nominating him or her for the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. Fill out this form and return it to the Provost’s Office (Taylor 103) by Feb. 29.

Arcadia Online Offers Learning Luncheons

For faculty interested in exploring options for delivering course in an online, blended or accelerated format, Arcadia Online is offering weekly learning luncheons to help them accomplish this objective. Sessions will address the following topics: Using Wikis for Collaboration; Assessment Strategies for Online Learning; Strategies for Using Wimba; Streaming Video and Screen Capture; Web 2.0 Tools; and Gmail Tools and Merlot.

Lunch will be provided, and all learning luncheon sessions will be held in the Arcadia Online Conference Room, Taylor Hall 112. Enroll by completing the enrollment form. Space is limited, so please considering enrolling as soon as possible.

Scholarships Available for Summer Study Abroad in France

Eiffel TowerSpecial scholarships are available for summer study abroad in France, thanks to the generosity of Marie-Louise Vermeiren Jackson, a member of Arcadia University's Board of Trustees. Arcadia's Center for Education Abroad announced the availability of scholarship funds specifically directed toward undergraduate students participating in a new summer program at Arcadia's affiliated campus in Paris. The four-week Paris experience offers qualified students unique interdisciplinary curriculum through which they will study French language (at a level appropriate for them) as well as European and French international relations, politics, and government. This opportunity is based at the American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy in Paris. Get information on the program in Paris or find out more about Arcadia’s diverse summer offerings. Generous financial assistance is available for the summer-in-Paris program. If you are interested in applying for this aid, please contact Sue Richardson, France Program Coordinator, at Arcadia’s Center for Education Abroad at 215-572-2901.

Summer Program in Tanzania Begins June 2008

Arcadia’s Center for Education Abroad offers students a unique summer study abroad opportunity at Arcadia’s peace education center in Arusha, Tanzania. This academic experience focuses on the study of human rights at the Nyerere Centre for Peace Research. Arcadia established this innovative program in partnership with the East African Community. EAC is the regional intergovernmental organization of the Republics of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda. The EAC aims at widening and deepening cooperation among the partner states in political, economic and social fields for their mutual benefit. Read more.

Get a Job with Conference Services

The Conference Services Department is looking for student workers for their summer positions. Positions will begin with training on May 20 and end in August between Aug. 10 and Aug. 17. They are looking for individuals who:

  • Have the ability to work varied hours between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. with on-call duty rotation in the evenings, plus varied hours on weekends.
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of guests e.g., summer camps, adult educational conferences as well as on campus constituents.
  • Can perform entry-level office work, e.g. filing, making copies, answering phones, etc.
  • Are flexible and able to handle minor set-ups and other duties as assigned.
  • Are willing to live in campus housing for the summer with other students.

Those who have worked for Conference Services in the summer and want to return also must reapply. Stop by the Conference Services Office in the lower level of Dilworth Hall to pick up an application or grab one here. Applications are due by Feb. 29. Interviews will take place during the week of March 3.

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. 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.

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 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.

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. 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, and April 15.

Don’t Have a Ride? Help Bring PhillyCarShare to Campus

Help to bring a vehicle from PhillyCarShare to campus by signing up for a membership. Simply fill out the application form. Consider the “Basic Freedom” plan, which has no monthly fees. Become eligible for a discount by checking the student box and typing Arcadia University in the school name field. All Arcadia University community members are eligible for a $20 credit by typing "Arcadia20" in the promotional code field.

campus Happenings

Arcadians Perform Vagina Monologues

Vagina MonologuesArcadia University celebrated its fourth year as a V-Day College Campaign participant with three performances of The Vagina Monologues in February. The performances in Stiteler Auditorium in Murphy Hall featured students and faculty. This production was entirely student-run, and many of the cast members are not in any way involved in theater otherwise. Involvement was dependant upon dedication and enthusiasm, rather than previous acting experience. That being said, the actors brought with them their own unique and fantastic style of performance. See photos of the show.

upcoming events

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

2008 Student Biennial Art Exhibit, through Feb. 24

Student Biennial Art Exhibit LogoThe Arcadia University Art Gallery presents the 2008 Student Biennial Art Exhibit, on display until Feb. 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. View participants.

Blast from the Past, Feb. 20

The 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 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 and shaped 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.
  • African-American History Month Poster Contest: There have been no winners yet, but students who can identify the four persons on the African American History Month Poster—and their contribution—should stop by the Multicultural Affairs Office in Knight Hall for the remaining $10 gift cards.
  • The second annual Minority Educator Recruitment Fair for graduating students and alumni of color is a job recruitment opportunity for upcoming teachers, administrators and counselors. The fair is Saturday, March 15, at Abington High School in Abington, Pa. Read more.

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.

Moving Meditation: One Circle Living Meditation, Feb. 21

This week in Moving Meditation, participants can learn a few postures of One Circle Living Meditation, in addition to stretching, yoga and qigong. Experience practice becoming more flexible. All practices will help participants to relax their bodies, renew energy and calm the spirit. There is no assignment, no exam and no stress. Meet on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Grey Towers Castle Landing. For more information, contact Student Health Services.

The Arts Lecture Trilogy Presents Basquiat, Feb. 21Double Triology Poster

The 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. 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.
  • Feb. 28, Faculty Lecture: Karen Misher, Assistant Professor of Metals and Jewelry, talks about the history of metals and jewelry and defines what “wearable” means to her artistic practice. She teaches metals and jewelry among other classes here at Arcadia.
  • April 3, Art Movie Series: The Way Things Go is a film without narration or interviews that simply records the self-destructing performances of Fischli’s and Weiss’ most ambitious construction: 100 feet of physical interactions, chemical reactions, and precisely crafted chaos worthy of Rube Goldberg or Alfred Hitchcock.
  • April 10, Faculty Lecture: Alyssa Krill, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, presents recent posters and design projects. She is a Graphic Designer and teaches many Graphic Design courses and others in the Fine Art Department. View more events.

The Tempest Opens Feb. 21 on MainStage

Tempest PosterArcadia University Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s The Tempest on Feb. 21 to March 2 on the MainStage. Arcadia Assistant Professor Kathryn Petersen, an actress and playwright herself, will lead the cast of students in Shakespeare’s final masterpiece. The Tempest has long been regarded as one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, featuring a crew of royal revelers who have been shipwrecked on a magical island.

Tickets for Arcadia University MainStage Productions can be reserved online by e-mailing arcadiatheatre@arcadia.edu or by using TicketLeap. Tickets also may be reserved by calling 215-572-2112. A limited number of tickets are available at the box office located in the lobby of the theatre. For weekend performances, tickets may be purchased online up to the Thursday before the performance. General Admission is $15, Arcadia student tickets are $5, and non-Arcadia, senior citizens and Arcadia alumni tickets are $12.

Performance Dates and Times:

Thursday, Feb. 21, Friday, Feb. 22, and Saturday, Feb. 23, at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 23, and Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 28, Friday, Feb. 29, and Saturday, March 1, at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2, at 2 p.m.
Visit www.arcadia.edu/arcadiatheatre for more information.

Men’s Lacrosse Club Opens Season with Community Service and Double-Header, Feb. 23-24

Members of the Men’s Lacrosse Club—Matt Bauer (midfielder), Mark Bauer (attack man), Stephen Choromanski (midfielder), Ian Magill (defenseman), Kyle McIntyre (midfielder) and Jason Winkler (goaltender)—will be volunteering and demonstrating their lacrosse skills in helping to promote a new youth lacrosse program in the Germantown area in association with the Philadelphia Youth Lacrosse League (PHYLL) program on Saturday, Feb. 23, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Simon Recreation Center located at 7200 Woolston Ave. (at Walnut Lane) in Philadelphia.

PHYLL is for boys ages 7-17 who reside in Philadelphia. The league also offers an instructional program for 7-8 year olds and a travel program for 9-14 year olds. Parents and players who are interested should attend the demonstration. For more information, please e-mail GtownLaxClub@aol.com, or call 215-834-3709.

The Arcadia University Men’s Lacrosse Club will be opening its inaugural season with a round-robin double-header on Feb. 24 at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., versus Lafayette College and Wilkes University. For information on Arcadia’s men’s lacrosse club, contact Dr. Lester Sdorow at 215-572-4089 or e-mail: sdorow@arcadia.edu.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss Day, Feb. 24

Arcadia University will be celebrating the 7th Annual Dr. Seuss Day, a reading celebration, on Sunday, Feb. 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. Children in grades K through 4 are invited to attend and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Enjoy juggling, face painting, button making, bingo, freeze dancing and additional activities. To register, e-mail Rubino@arcadia.edu by Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Bakers Needed for Dr. Seuss Day Competition, Feb. 24

A cake-decorating contest is being held in conjunction with the annual Dr. Seuss celebration on Sunday, Feb. 24. Area students will be present to judge and enjoy the tasty entries. There is a minimum sheet cake size of 9x13 in. for the submissions. The design of the cake should follow the theme of Dr. Seuss and his book characters. Individuals, clubs, halls, offices and departments interested in participating should contact the Office of Community Service at 215-572-4000. Submissions will be accepted Friday, Feb. 22, until Sunday morning, Feb. 24.

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. Up to five people can compete on each team. E-mail Helene Klein for further information.

Department of Psychology Workshop, March 6

The Department of Psychology will conduct a Continuing Education Workshop, "Developing a Thriving Private Practice, More than a Hobby: Ethical & Practical Considerations,” on Thursday, March 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. in Boyer Hall, Room 114. Psychologists, LPCs, social workers, and other mental health professionals as well as students in Psychology, Counseling Psychology, or Sociology graduate programs are invited to attend. Tonya Ladipo, LCSW, will be conducting the workshop. Attendees are eligible for 3 APA CE credits and/or NBCC CE credits. Undergraduates also are welcome to attend. Please contact Carol Lyman at x4693 for registration costs and information.

Honors Convocation will be Saturday, March 29

Dr. Jerry GreinerFull-time, adjunct faculty and emeriti faculty 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.

Foreign Correspondence

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.

Scholarly and Creative Accomplishments


Skilton-Sylvester Co-Chairs Annual CAE Annual Meeting

Dr. Ellen Skilton-Sylvester, Associate Professor of Education, Coordinator of ESL Programs and Director of Global Connections at Acadia, has been asked to co-chair the program for the Council on Anthropology and Education, a section of the American Anthropological Association, at their annual meetings in San Francisco in November 2008.

“As co-chair of the CAE program, I will have an opportunity to influence which sessions are invited sessions at the conference, to interact with anthropology and education scholars around the country in shaping the program,” notes Skilton-Sylvester. “This year’s conference theme is Inclusion, Collaboration & Engagement. This is a particularly great theme for folks who see themselves as educational anthropologists (as Jeff Shultz and I do) because each of the elements of the theme highlights the interdisciplinary and applied nature of anthropology and education.” Read more about the conference.

sports update

Men’s Basketball Needs to Run the Table for Playoff Berth

Eric Elliott Sterling Green Jon Solomon

(5-5) Men’s Basketball scored a perfect week, going 2-0. The team will have to win its two remaining games in order to secure the fourth and final playoff spot.

After knocking off FDU (83-77) and Wilkes (66-55) this past week, the Knights look to defeat conference leader DeSales (9-2) and second-place Manhattanville (8-3) for a chance at post-season play.

Senior Eric Elliott and junior Bobby Mulholland led Arcadia, averaging 21.5 and 19.5 points per game respectively. The duo also combined for 18 rebounds, 12 assists, eight steals and nine three-pointers.

In its final regular season games, Arcadia must limit its mistakes. While the Knights top the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) in three-pointers made (7.24 per game), they are last in controlling the defensive glass. Reducing opponents’ second chances could prove to be the key to the Knights’ quest for a playoff berth.

Tuesday is senior night at Alumni Gymnasium. Elliott, one of the team’s three seniors, is within two points of the 1,000-point milestone and has a chance to reach it in front of the home crowd. Sterling Green and Jon Solomon hope to make another run at a Conference Championship during their last year of collegiate basketball. The team takes to the road on Saturday, traveling to Purchase, N.Y., to play Manhattanville.

Game recaps available at www.arcadia.edu/athletics/default.aspx?id=10304.

Women’s Basketball Lets Two Get Away

Caitlin Sparks Stephanie Bates

(7-15) Optimism has quickly turned to urgency for Women’s Basketball after two consecutive Freedom Conference losses. The Knights lost to FDU on Monday, 63-33, and were outplayed by last-place Wilkes on Saturday, losing 68-63.

The two remaining Conference games are must-wins. But even that might not be enough, as the Knights will need help from the trio of 6-4 teams vying for second place (FDU, Delaware Valley and King’s) in order to make the playoffs.

The Knights will need increased production from all five starters and bench and will look to seniors Caitlin Sparks and Stephanie Bates to lead the way. The duo paced Arcadia in their pair of losses, with Sparks averaging 14.5 ppg. and 8.5 rpg. and Bates adding 12.0 ppg., six assists and five steals. The Knights struggled from the floor, shooting just 29% on the week.

DeSales will bring two of the league’s top scoring threats in juniors Leigh Ann Burke (19.1 ppg.) and Kim Rarick (14.2). Arcadia will look to counter with Sparks, who is gunning for 1,000 career points (needing only 23 to reach the mark).

The Knights will travel to Purchase, N.Y., to face Manhattanville College in their regular season Conference closer, before heading to PSU Berks on Thursday for its final non-conference game.

Game recaps available at www.arcadia.edu/athletics/default.aspx?id=10310.

Baseball Opens Season in Newport, Va.

(1-2) Arcadia Baseball opened the 2008 campaign this weekend in Newport News, Va., playing a series of games hosted by Christopher Newport University.

On Saturday Arcadia squared off against the host school, splitting the doubleheader with the Captains of CNU. In game one, the Knights erupted for an eight-run second inning, and carried an 8-2 lead into the 7th and final inning, before the Captains pushed six runs across home plate to steal the game, 9-8. In game two, CNU struck first, taking a 4-0 lead into the top of the fourth, before the Knights answered with four runs. One run in the fifth and three more from the Arcadia bats in the 7th gave the Knights the 8-4 comeback win.

On Sunday Arcadia took a 3-2 lead against Virginia Wesleyan University into the bottom of the ninth, but allowed VWU the tying and go-ahead run. The Knights lost 4-3.

The games featured a handful of promising performances at the plate. Seniors Ken Spangenberg, Andy Bella and Eric Console had the hot bats for Arcadia. Spangenberg went 6-for-13 with four runs scored and one batted in; Bella, hitting 3-for-9 with three runs, scored a triple and four RBIs; and Console notched four hits in 10 at-bats with two runs and three RBIs. Junior Anthony Champi contributed 3-for-4 hitting with three RBIs, while first-year Austin Ley impressed, batting 3-for-7 with two runs scored and four runs batted in.

Mike Ramsden led the Knights pitching staff in the team’s lone win over CNU Saturday. The senior threw the complete game, allowing four runs on five hits and two walks, while striking out three.

In the News

faculty in the news

Larry Presley, Assistant Professor and Director of the Forensic Science program, was quoted in the Feb. 15 Philadelphia Inquirer story “Presidential hair goes on display.” Presley was quoted as saying, “It is said Napoleon was poisoned, and the Academy hair could have something like arsenic in it, which can be detected. Also, if any president was abusing drugs such as cocaine, his hair would bust him.” Read the full story.

Alumni in the News

David Martin '99 and his wife, Brooke Rickert Martin '00, were mentioned in an article in the Feb. 15 Philadelphia Inquirer story “Married to game and each other.” Brooke is the head coach of Pennridge High School girls varsity basketball, and her husband, Dave, is the assistant coach. They met while both were students at Arcadia University. At Arcadia, Brooke played both basketball and softball. Dave was a soccer player. Read the full story.

Sally Tokarz, who earned a Master of Science in Forensic Science in 2007, will be the keynote speaker at the 2008 Youth Leader of Tomorrow Awards Banquet, as was reported in the Feb. 15 Wellsboro Gazette (Wellsbor, Pa.). Tokarz is currently employed at NMS Labs in Willow Grove, Pa., as a forensic chemist.

Publication Information

Contributors: Donna Whitlock '05, University Relations, Joy Zazzera, Athletics, Jenny Drake '08 and Kathleen Leatherdale '08. Photos: Joshua Blustein and Lori Bauer. Web Producers: Sue Gettlin and Purnell Cropper, University Relations. Managing Editor: Lori Bauer, University Relations.

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