February 26, 2008
Arcadia University Bulletin
February 26, 2008 A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events

Campus News

Did You Get a Text at 12:09 Monday? — 900 Others Did!

Cell PhoneArcadia 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 helpdesk@arcadia.edu 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

DPT Ceremony
Graduates recite the Oath of the Physical Therapist.

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’

Denis Valic Jan Cvitkovic
Valič
Cvitkovič

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 deshpande@arcadia.edu.)

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

Jan Walbert
Walbert

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
Deane

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 reinharj@arcadia.edu. 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

Full-time Professor

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.

Adjunct Professor

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

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.

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.

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 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.

Foreign Correspondence

A Discussion of British Politics
Reprinted with permission from The Bridgton News (Bridgton, Maine)

Chelsea in Parliament SquareBy Chelsea St. Onge-May '11

The Anglican Church—the official and state-sanctioned religion of the United Kingdom. An aside: The United Kingdom is a surprisingly secular society, and debates on issues such as abortion and gay rights are almost never religiously charged.

I was additionally lucky in being one of only a few students called upon to ask my question of the three legislators. The varied responses to my inquiry about the role of the monarchy and hereditary titles effectively reveal the diversity of British politics. Taverne was the first to respond; as a member of the House of Lords, he was appointed as a “life peer,” which secures a lifetime tenure (comparable to a United States Supreme Court Justice), in 1997. Once upon a time, Parliament was a hereditary ruling of nobles and aristocracy passed down through first-born sons, and approximately 90 individuals, astonishingly, still hold their title as a result of inheritance. In any case, Taverne spoke candidly of the monarchy, saying, “It’s all for show. It’s quite a good show—and good for the tourist business—but I could live without it.” He characterized the royal administration as a worthless feature in an otherwise efficient government. Read more.

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.

upcoming events

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

The Arts Lecture Trilogy, Feb. 28Double 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. 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.

African American History Jeopardy, Feb. 29

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 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.
  • 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.

Alum Paul Elwork Reads From His First Novel, Feb. 29

Paul ElworkThe Arcadia University Writers Return to Campus series presents Paul Elwork on Friday, Feb. 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the Rose Room, Grey Towers Castle. Elwork, who earned his Master of Arts in English from Arcadia in 2004, has published his first novel, The Tea House. The book was part of a culminating project in completing his degree at Arcadia, under the guidance of Dr. Richard Wertime, Professor of English and Director of the M.A.E. program. The Tea House is available for purchase at www.casperianbooks.com. Other works by Elwork have appeared in Edifice Wrecked, Johnny America, All Hallows: Journal of the Ghost Story Society, the Quiet Feather and other journals. For more information and links, visit www.paulelwork.com. The event is free and open to the public and no advance reservations or tickets are needed. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the reading at 7 p.m.

The Tempest, through March 2

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. 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.

Like Working with Children? Summer Job Interviews, March 4

Seeking energetic, creative and outgoing individuals interested in teaching and mentoring children ages 4-15 this summer! A representative from ESF Summer Camps will be on campus on Tuesday, March 4, conducting interviews for undergraduate and graduate students. Positions are open to all majors and internship credit is available. ESF was voted one of the “Best Places to Work” by Philadelphia Business Journal (2007), offering a competitive salary, weekends off, and multiple locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Connecticut. To participate in on-campus interviews, first apply online at www.esfjobs.com, then contact Jenny Kulick at jkulick@esfcamps.com to arrange an interview.

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. Click here for registration costs and information or contact Carol Lyman at x4693.

International Dinner Dance Party, March 28

The International Club is planning an international dinner dance party—called “A Global Getaway in the Castle”—on Friday, March 28, from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. The dinner dance will be held in the Rose and Mirror Rooms in Grey Towers Castle. The menu includes roast beef, sausage and peppers, pasta, mixed vegetables, rolls, and international cuisine. Music will be provided by a DJ. Tickets are $10 for non-Arcadia students with a valid ID, $7 for Arcadia students. Tickets will be on sale in front of the Dinning Hall from from Tuesday, Feb. 26, through Tuesday, March 25, during lunch and dinner hours. “All students are invited, and the event gives us all the opportunity to experience diverse cultures,” notes Daniel Dotse, President of International Club.

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.

campus Happenings

Asian Club Celebrates Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year FoodArcadia’s Asian Club members celebrated the Chinese New Year in January with a special meal prepared by club members. Their menu included fried rice, sweet and sour fish, Chinese cabbage, pork cooked with ginger, pearl meet balls, dumpling, curry beef and vegetable, and candied fruit. Dessert included almond tofu with fruit, candy and cookies. Faculty members who attended the dinner included Dr. Yanxia Jia, Dr. Louis Friedler and Dr. Emanuele Curotto.

Asian Club member Tian Luan explained the significance of the celebratory dinner: “Chinese New Year literally means Spring Festival. It is also known as the Lunar New Year. It is the most important traditional Chinese holiday. It begins the first day of the first Lunar month and ends on the 15th of the month, which is the date for Lantern Festival.  The celebration traditionally starts on the new year's eve, and the biggest event for new year’s eve is the family dinner. This meal is comparable to Christmas dinner in the West. In northern China, it is customary to make dumplings after dinner and have it around midnight. Dumplings symbolize wealth because their shape is like a Chinese tael. By contrast, in the South, it is customary to make a new year cake after dinner. The new year cake (Chinese: Niangao) literally means increasingly prosperous year in year out. After the dinner, some families go to local temples hours before the new year begins to pray for a prosperous new year; however, in modern practice, many households hold parties and even hold a countdown to the new lunar year.”

University Relations Designers Win Awards

Two University Relations graphic designers have won awards from 23rd Annual Admissions Advertising Awards. Awards and certificates are given to those entrants whose materials display exceptional quality, creativity and message effectiveness. Graphic designer Allison Celenza won a gold for the Spring 2008 Course Schedule and a silver for the Spring 2008 Course Registration Poster. Graphic Design Manager Matt Wolf received a special merit for the Arcadia Promise poster series. Celenza and Wolf's names will be listed in the March 2008 issue of Admissions Marketing Report.

Lacrosse Players Introduce Youngsters to the Sport

Arcadia Men’s Lacrosse Club members Mark Bauer, Matt Bauer, Stephen Choromanski, Ian Magill, Kyle McIntyre, Nick Smith, Alex Sumitro, Jason Winkler and Jackson Woods, along with Coach Les Sdorow, held a demonstration session for about 20 children on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Simon Recreation Center in Philadelphia. Sdorow began by asking the youth if they played basketball. When all of them raised their hands, he told them about the similarities between the two sports. He also showed a video of the history of lacrosse, a sport originated by Native Americans.

“I think you could tell how excited the kids were to begin learning lacrosse skills,” Sdorow told his players. “And Robert Hamilton, who ran the event, said how pleased he was with how the kids took to lacrosse. Perhaps we can stay connected with the program and help some of the kids become Arcadia players down the road.” The program was held in association with the Philadelphia Youth Lacrosse League (PHYLL).

“The two kids I worked with loved it,” said Matt Bauer ’10. “I showed them how to do a face-off, and they practiced against each other. They asked when we would back.”

For information on Arcadia’s Men’s Lacrosse Club, contact Dr. Lester Sdorow at 215-572-4089 or e-mail: sdorow@arcadia.edu.

Scholarly and Creative Accomplishments

Faculty

Brinker Flexed Tax Liability Expertise for Students

Thomas M. Brinker, Professor of Accounting, presented “Calculating Our Tax Liability: Is It Straight Forward?” on Feb. 20 at the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the IMA's Annual Student Night at Widener University.

sports update

Men’s Basketball Knocks Off Top Seed But Falls to Manhattanville; Elliott Notches 1,000th Point

Eric Elliott Sterling Green
Elliott
Green

(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.

Sparks Nets 1,000th Point on 1-2 Week for Women's Basketball

Caitlin Sparks Stephanie Bates
Sparks
Bates

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.

In the News

faculty in the news

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.”

Alumni in the News

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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