|February 26, 2008|
|February 26, 2008||A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events|
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Did You Get a Text at 12:09 Monday? — 900 Others Did!
Arcadia tested a new Emergency Notification System on Monday, Feb. 25, sending e-mail notices campus-wide and cell phone messages to more than 900 faculty, staff and students who also signed up for text message notification.
All Arcadia e-mail addresses are automatically included in the system, with no registration needed. But faculty, staff and students have the option to register mobile/cell phones where they can receive text message notification as well. Registration is available through the ENS module on MyArcadia. Users who registered for text messaging but did not receive a text message can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-572-2898.
The Emergency Notification System will be used only in the event of a life-threatening emergency that requires immediate action. It will be tested occasionally. It does not replace any other forms of communication that Arcadia uses. Read more about ENS.
Doctor of Physical Therapy Degrees Awarded
Forty-two students received their doctoral hoods and their Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees from Arcadia University in a ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 16.
Sixteen members of the graduating class completed international experiences, fulfilling Arcadia’s promise of a global perspective, in Peru, Jamaica, England, Guatemala, and Morocco. Arcadia is recognized as one of the top Physical Therapy programs in the country and is the first program in Pennsylvania to offer both the entry-level and transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy programs. Graduates of the program are leaders—expert clinicians, educators, researchers, practice owners and managers, authors and legislative liaisons—maintaining the integrity of the profession, advancing knowledge and impacting rehabilitation and wellness.
Dr. Timothy W. Flynn, an Associate Professor and Manual Therapy Fellowship Coordinator at Regis University, in Denver, Colo., gave the Commencement address. Robert Volpacchio, D.P.T. graduate, gave the Physical Therapy Student address and the National Anthem was lead by fellow D.P.T. graduate, Heather Elizabeth Hartman. View photos of the ceremony. View list of graduates.
Bookstore Customer Appreciation Days Feb. 26-27
The Bookstore announces Spring Customer Service Appreciation Days on Tuesday, Feb. 26, and Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Get 20 percent off clothing and gifts. Merchandise already reduced and Vera Bradley items are not included. For more information, call the Arcadia University Bookstore at ext. 2971.
Slovenian Critic, Director Lead Communications ‘Global Focus’
Arcadia University’s Global Focus Program in Communications will host director Jan Cvitkovič and film historian and critic Denis Valič on March 3 to 7. While on campus, Cvitkovič and Valič will meet with students and faculty for a number of discussions and events, culminating with a screening of two films by Cvitkovič at the International House in Philadelphia, on Wednesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. (A bus will leave Murphy Hall at 6 p.m. on March 5 to take students to the International House. The event is open to all Arcadia students—first-come, first-served. For more information, contact email@example.com.)
Cvitkovič is an award-winning filmmaker who has played a significant role in the renewed popularity of Slovenian cinema. Valič, who co-authored a recent major study of contemporary Slovenian cinema, is a member of the editorial board of Ekran, a top Slovenian film journal, and has served on juries at several international film festivals. Read more.
Freedom Credit Union Offers Scholarships
Freedom Credit Union will award four $1,000 scholarships to qualified students to be applied toward any portion of an accredited college or university's comprehensive fee. Applicants must complete a 500 word essay, be a member in good standing of Freedom Credit Union, and be a graduating high school senior or undergraduate college student taking at least nine credits per semester for the 2007-08 academic year. Completed applications and all related documents must be postmarked no later than March 14, 2008. For more information, visit www.freedomcu.org. Winners will be notified by March 28.
Walbert Convenes 90th NASPA Conference
With a gavel carved from the wood of a beech tree that used to guard Grey Towers Castle, Jan Walbert will call to order the 90th annual NASPA conference on Sunday, March 9, bringing to a close her year as President of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, capping a year that took her before Congress and around the nation (a couple of times).
As NASPA President, Walbert will introduce Soledad O’Brien, anchor and special correspondent for CNN’s Special Investigations Unit, as the opening session speaker on Sunday, March 9, and almost 5,000 NASPA colleagues will participate in four days of conference programs, professional development and networking in Boston, Mass. NASPA is the leading voice for student affairs administrators, with more than 11,600 members.
“During the course of the year, I had the opportunity to travel to many conferences, both national and regional, during which I connected directly or indirectly with more than 20,000 student affairs colleagues, says Dr. Walbert, who is Arcadia’s Vice President for Student Affairs. Despite all the air travel—six regional conferences and another eight institutes or conferences, notes Walbert, “I experienced only a couple minor travel delays, and not once did I lose my luggage.” Read more.
Deane is Director of Accelerated Business Degree Completion
Dr. William Deane is the new Director of the Accelerated Degree Completion program in Business Administration. Deane, a resident of Brigantine, N.J., received his undergraduate degree at Old Dominion University before going on to receive both a master’s and Ph.D. from Episcopal Theological School and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, respectively. A professor at Drexel University for more than 20 years, Deane has a strong background in business management, holding both managerial and consulting positions throughout his career as well as various executive positions in social service corporations. Winner of the 2004 IFC Educator of the Year Award, Deane has been published in such notable publications as the Harvard Negotiation Journal and the National Productivity Review.
Deane says the advantage of Arcadia’s program is that it allows the adult learner to complete his or her business college degree faster. “In addition to the bachelor’s degree, we offer assured admission for graduates with a 3.0 GPA or better and two years work experience into Arcadia’s accelerated online MBA with an International Perspective,” he says. “Students can complete both degrees in about three years while working full-time and going to school part-time.”
Final Two Candidates for Center for Education Abroad Visit Campus
As announced in last week’s Bulletin, the finalists for the position of Vice President and Executive Director of Arcadia’s Center for Education Abroad are on campus this 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 the meetings with the last two candidates are Thursday, Feb. 28, and Friday, Feb. 29. The open meetings will be held 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 and their institutional affiliations were previously announced in an e-mail sent to University faculty and staff.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more.
Nominate Staff for Peer Recognition Award
Staff 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 Outstanding Professors
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.
Arcadia University offers an Adjunct Faculty Award to an outstanding part-time faculty member. This award is given at Honors Convocation in March each year. Students nominate an adjunct faculty member who has significantly influenced their education at Arcadia. Fill out this form.
Scholarships Available for Summer Study Abroad in France
Special 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.
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:
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.
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 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.
A Discussion of British Politics
(12-13) Men’s Basketball suffered a tough 67-59 set-back at Manhattanville College over the weekend, bringing its playoff hopes and season to an end. The Knights finished the season 12-13, and 6-6 against their Freedom opponents.
The Knights needed two wins to secure the fourth seed in the Freedom Conference tournament. They took the first step toward a playoff berth by outperforming DeSales for a 66-62 overtime victory.
On Saturday, Manhattanville went on a roll early, but Arcadia built an eight-point lead by halftime, thanks to 14 first-half points from senior Sterling Green. But the Manhattanville defense shut down the Knights offense in the second half, erasing Arcadia’s lead, before icing the game in the final minute of play.
Eric Elliott, who notched his 1,000th career point in front of the home crowd on Arcadia’s opening play against DeSales, finished his career with 1,033 points. He averaged 17.5 in AU’s 1-1 week, three points above his team-leading season average of 14.6. Green averaged 13.5 points per game in his final week of play, nearly three above his season average of 10.6, and concluded his career with 716 points and 251 rebounds. Senior Kevin Brown grabbed a team-high 6.5 rebounds per contest last week, while posting 10.2 ppg. He dished out a team-high 79 assists during the season.
Junior guard Bobby Mulholland also had a stand-out week for Arcadia, notching 22 points and eight rebounds over two games, and will be the top returning scorer for the Knights in 2008-09, when Arcadia plays in the Commonwealth Conference.
Women’s Basketball rounded out the 2007-08 season with a win and two losses, highlighted by the 1,000th career point for senior Caitlin Sparks.
The team lost to Freedom Conference leader DeSales on Tuesday night and fell to Manhattanville on Saturday in its final game of conference play. Yet the team notched a 64-44 win at Penn State-Berks on Thursday night. Sparks netted a game-high 25 points, including the 1,000th point of her career. Sparks followed up that performance with another 25-point outing two days later at Manhattanville.
Senior Stephanie Bates paired with Sparks to lead the Arcadia offense in it 1-2 week, averaging 11.0 ppg., collecting six steals, eight defensive rebounds and dishing out 11 assists. The four-year starter tied for third on the team in scoring this season with 7.7 ppg., collecting 193 points, 80 rebounds, 2 blocked shots, 69 assists and a team-high 64 steals.
Sparks posted 20.0 ppg. and 8.3 rpg. to lead Arcadia and ended her senior year with 1,037 points.
For the most up-to-date athletics information, visit www.arcadia.edu/athletics.
Barbara Simmons, an instructor in the Master of Arts in International Peace and Conflict Resolution, has been named the new Director of Philanthropy for D&R Greenway Land Trust, as reported in the Feb. 20 The Times (Trenton, N.J.). Simmons also was a panelist at a free panel discussion on Feb. 21, “Perspectives on Preservation,” hosted by D.R. Greenway and co-sponsored by Princeton Environmental Institute.
Angela Tate, Adjunct Professor of Physical Therapy, used her skills as a therapist to help her daughter, Julia Tate, a junior at North Penn High School, capture the District One Class AAA Diving Championship, as reported the Feb. 25 Intelligencer and in the Feb. 24 Reporter. Her daughter injured her right knee four weeks ago, and her hopes of competing were all but done. Describing her therapy, the younger Tate says, “My mom worked and worked to help rehab my leg... . She did everything to help me recover. She even used 'stime' to help it, hooking electrodes to my leg to contract the muscles to prevent atrophy... . I don’t know if I’d be here today if my mom hadn’t helped me.”
Paul Elwork ’04M, who will be coming back to Arcadia on Feb. 29 as part of the Arcadia Writers Return to Campus series, was profiled in the Jan. 17 Northeast Times (Trevose, Pa.). The article discusses how Elwork went back to get his master’s degree in English to pursue his dream of becoming a novelist at Arcadia. With the support of Dr. Richard Wertime, Professor of English, Elwork's first novel, The Tea House, was published in 2006.
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