March 25, 2008
Arcadia University Bulletin
March 25, 2008 A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events

Campus News

New Vice President for Center for Education Abroad Named

Nicolette Christensen

Arcadia University President Jerry Greiner announced the appointment of Dr. Nicolette DeVille Christensen as the new Vice President and Executive Director of Arcadia’s Center for Education Abroad, effective July 1, 2008.

“Dr. Christensen’s commitment to excellence in education abroad, as well as her proven record of leadership and entrepreneurial talent in an international context, will further strengthen our University mission of global learning,” Greiner said. “Her experience as a faculty member and her leadership in international education will complement our institutional promise of providing students with global perspectives, personal attention, and real-world integrative learning experiences that prepare them to contribute and prosper in the world.”

“Education abroad is an important academic component in an undergraduate degree as our world becomes more diverse and more complex,” Christensen said. “Ensuring curricular options to serve the needs of U.S. students means that we will both strengthen existing programs as well as develop new opportunities for students.” Read more.

Summer Research Opportunities Available for Students

“Are you interested in doing research in the humanities and social sciences during the summer of 2008?” asks Dr. John Hoffman, Associate Dean for Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities and Professor of Biology. “Students will have the opportunity to work with faculty members from Arcadia University or any of the other SEPCHE (SouthEastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education) institutions.”

Nurturing Student Scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences is an intensive summer research experience designed for full-time students in the humanities and social science disciplines. Student scholars will spend 6-12 weeks in Summer 2008 pursuing research projects on topics of particular interest to them under the guidance of a faculty mentor. The program introduces students to the sorts of projects encountered during graduate research training, and the work may include presentation or publication of the research discoveries. A description of projects available this summer and information on the application process can be found at Interested students should choose a first and second choice of research projects, fill out the online application form and submit a 500-word statement. For more information, please contact Hoffman at The application deadline is April 4.

Toni Nero, Student Accounts Administrator

Arcadia friend and coworker Toni Nero passed away on Friday, March 7. She worked part-time as a Student Accounts Collection Administrator in the Business Office for the past eight years. After a Mass of the Resurrection, she was buried at our Lady of Grace Cemetery.

“I remember Toni as a very vibrant, active, personal, fun person. She did a great job as a Collections Administrator in the Business Office, and she worked well with all of our employees. She was an asset to our office and she will be truly missed,” said Julie A. Rosner, Controller.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer, 125 S. Ninth St., Philadelphia, PA 19107. Arcadia’s deepest sympathy is extended to her father and sisters at this sorrowful time.

Offices Open Early for Priority Registration

RegistrationPriority Registration for the Fall and Summer 2008 terms begins Monday, March 31, through Friday, April 11. To provide additional services to students during Priority Registration, the Student Service Center, the Financial Aid Office, the Registrar's Office, and the Business Office will open at 8 a.m. on both Thursday, April 10, and Friday, April 11.

PA Class Plants Tree to Remember Khristy

The Physician Assistant Class of 2009 and the PA Student Society are collecting donations to dedicate a tree on campus in memory of Windyanne Khristy, who passed away in December. Donations can be made out to Arcadia University and can be directed to Student Affairs, Knight Hall, 215-572-2933.

Bestsellers on Sale at the Bookstore

Browse the new selection of bestsellers at the bookstore and take up to 30% off on some titles. The clothing department is restocked daily with women's and men's bottoms and hoodies, with many new markdowns. Hallmark cards are now 50% off, as well.

Castle Restoration Society Announces Photo Winners

Anthony Montagnaro Castle Photo
Anthony Montagnaro's photo of the Castle.

The Society for Castle Restoration recently held a student photo contest with the theme, “What does the Castle mean to you?” Students could take a picture of their favorite part of the Castle and write a brief response, says SCR President Dana Rambo.

“This was the very first picture I took of the Castle, the very first time I was on campus. I just love the way the sun is coming down, also the contrast of the bright green tree against the grey stones. I also feel that this is an unnoticed part of the Castle, because it is in the back and you have to walk into the grass, and sometimes mud to get a good view,” says Melanie McDonald of her photo.

Shayna Devlin took a photo of the Castle Landing from the second floor. “I chose this one because I think the landing and the entrance hall are the two most beautiful parts of the Castle, and this picture captures them both with a little bit of that dark and gloomy feel.”

Anthony Montagnaro describes his photo, taken from a second-story Kistler window, as “borderline mystical. The contrast of the white sky and snow, along with the amber tints of the windows, give this picture a sense of fascination and beauty. This location seemed key in order to capture a personal desire for how I would like to view the Castle.” View more photos.

Seniors vs. Faculty/Staff Softball—Sign up Now!

On Tuesday, May 13, at 3 p.m. the fifth annual Faculty/Staff vs. Seniors softball game will take place on the upper softball field. This is a great way to interact with the Class of 2008 before graduation. All faculty and staff members who are interested in playing should contact Nick Luchko, Area Coordinator for Apartment Style Housing, or Dr. Norah Shultz, Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Education, by Friday, May 2.  Members of the Class of 2008 who want to play should contact Jade Mostyn, Class President, or Baron Ferguson.

Faculty, Staff Needed for Late Night Breakfast

It’s time for Late Night Breakfast on Tuesday, April 29, from 10 to 11:30 p.m. in the Dining Hall. Staff and faculty who would like to participate should be there by 9:30 p.m. Faculty and staff have the option of serving, hosting, or cleaning up. Those interested should respond via e-mail to Bre Donnelly, Area Coordinator for Castle, Kistler and Thomas halls or Laura Bickert, Area Coordinator for Dilworth, Heinz and Knight halls. “Thank you in advance for your support!” adds Donnelly.

Community Service Volunteer Applications Due April 18

“If you are an active community service volunteer, you may be eligible to receive a monetary academic award! You can earn $1,250 for completing 450 hours of community service within Aug. 22, 2008, to Aug. 21, 2009,” says Cindy Rubino, Community Service Coordinator. Applications for this opportunity must be completed in by Friday, April 18, to the Community Service Office. Find more information and applications online at For more information, contact Rubino in the Community Service Office in Knight Hall (Office 132B) or at

What’s in an Egg Cup? It Depends

Landman Library cataloger Ellen Lefebvre has been doing the library displays for 20 years. This spring, very quietly, she created a display from her own private collection of egg cups from around the world. “The display is really nice and is right in front of the library,” notes Circulation Manager Michelle Reale. “And most interesting is the fact that the egg cups are different to accommodate the different eggs people eat around the world, including duck and ostrich!”

Volunteers Needed for Wellness Walk in April

The Student Health Services is sponsoring the Walk for Wellness 2008—Fighting Cancer, One Step at a Time!—at noon on Wednesday, April 9. “The goal of the walk is to bring the University community along with the surrounding Montgomery County community together to raise money to benefit cancer research,” says Lauren Trager. “If you, your student organization or your department would be interested in involvement with the Walk for Wellness 2008, volunteering, raising funds and/or sponsoring a campus table about the walk and cancer awareness, please contact me at”

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. on the soccer/lacrosse field. All participants will take part in stretch exercises with Arcadia's Athletic Trainer. Runners, walkers and strollers will then start at the Kuch Center and cross the field toward the Wishing Well and down the Walk of Pride.

The event is also sponsored by Parkhurst Dining, the Athletics Department, American Cancer Society, AFFA, EEC, the Treasurer's Office, Julie Rosner, Student Activities, Friendly's Restaurant, Enrollment Management and Financial Aid, Alumni Relations and the Templeton Bookstore.

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 26, April 9 and April 23. Sessions also are Tuesdays in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room from 5 to 6 p.m. on April 1 and April 15.

Foreign Correspondence

Share Your Study Abroad 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 for guidelines and submission forms.

upcoming events

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

Air Kissing: About the Art World, through April 20

Arcadia University Art Gallery presents “Air Kissing: An Exhibition of Contemporary Art About the Art World” on view until April 20. Curated by Sasha Archibald, the exhibit features 35 works in diverse media by 22 regional and international artists, artist teams and collectives. It explores the double-bind faced by artists navigating their desire to work (and succeed) in a world they hold in low regard.

Dr. Hugh Grady: Emerging Trends in Shakespeare Studies, March 27

Shakespeare PosterLeading Shakespearean scholar Dr. Hugh Grady discusses the latest trends in literary criticism—namely Presentism, Ecological Criticism, and Aesthetics—on Thursday, March 27, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Mirror Room of Grey Towers Castle as part of Arcadia University’s Faculty Lecture Series.

Grady has published extensively in the field of Shakespeare studies, with 30 journal and anthology articles, three monographs and two critical anthologies. He is now completing the manuscript of a new book with the working title “Shakespeare and Impure Aesthetics.” He co-edited the book Presentist Shakespeares (Routledge 2006) on the topic of Presentism, a critical movement that takes into account the never-ending dialogue between the past and the present. His lecture on the latest trends in literary criticism concerning the work of William Shakespeare is titled “Presentism, Ecological Criticism and Aesthetics: Emerging Trends in Shakespeare Studies." Read more.

Knight Star Competition, March 28

The third annual Knight Star Competition is Friday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Stiteler Auditorium in Murphy Hall. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Come watch Arcadia students sing their way through the competition and support a favorite contestant! Who will be this year’s Knight Star? Tickets, on sale now, are $7 for students and $10 for faculty, staff and guests. Raffles and refreshments will be available for a small donation, which can be charged to student accounts.

International Dinner Dance Party, March 28

International Dinner Dance PartyThe 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 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 until 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.

Rock the Cause Concert, March 29

Arcadia University’s Commuter Student Association will hold a live benefit concert, “Rock the Cause,” Saturday, March 29, from 4:30 p.m. to midnight in Stiteler Auditorium, Murphy Hall. The goal of student planners is to raise awareness about poverty in America and around the globe. This benefit concert is being held for the third year at Arcadia. “Previous Rock the Cause concerts have raised a total of $3,400 for various charities,” says Jennie Borger, a student from Arcadia who is organizing the event for her senior project. “All proceeds from this year’s concert will be donated to the Action Against Hunger organization.”

The Rock the Cause concert will feature nine local bands and solo artists, including Heavy Hand, Morning Story, Maura Fox, Ian Heikel, Hi Society, Spin, Soraia and Nathaniel Hoho. Food and Rock the Cause T-shirts will be available at the event, and raffles are planned throughout the day.

Tickets are $5 for Arcadia University students, and $7 for the general public. All ages are welcome. Arcadia students need their IDs. Non-Arcadia attendees are required to bring two forms of ID (at least one with photo).

Honors Convocation Saturday, March 29

The annual Honors Convocation ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 29, at 10:30 a.m. in Kuch Center Gym. The ceremony recognizes all undergraduate and graduate students for their academic excellence. Faculty and administrators who plan to march in the academic procession should be in Kuch 205 by 10 a.m. All undergraduate and graduate students and award recipients who replied that they will be attending should report to Kuch 204/206 by 10 a.m. The entire campus community is invited to attend.

Classical Vocal Recital, March 29

Hoejin Sim, Adjunct Professor of Music, will perform in a Classical Vocal Recital on Saturday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Grey Towers Castle Mirror Room. She will perform works by J.S. Bach, Satie, Barber, Wolf, Ponce and Obradors. Sim, who is from South Korea, studied at Westminster Choir College and at Temple University, earning a DMA in Voice Performance. The recital is free and open to the public.

Internship and Job Fair, April 1

Does your major require an internship for academic credit? Do you want to explore career options and gain relevant experience? Are you currently seeking employment? If an internship or job is in your future, mark your calendar for Career Development’s Internship and Job Fair on Tuesday, April 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. in The Chat Performance Area.  Whether you are a first-year student or senior, the fair offers a chance to network with a range of employers seeking Arcadia students for a wide variety of positions.

Plan on attending? Bring several copies of your resume, a professional and enthusiastic attitude, and dress in business casual attire. A complete listing of companies, positions and preferred majors is available at online. For more information contact Career Development at 215-572-2939,, or stop by Knight Hall, room 133.

The Arts Lecture Trilogy, April 3Double 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:

  • 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.

LIP SYNC Asks: Who Has the Best Moves?, April 10

Residence Hall Council presents LIP SYNC 2008 on Thursday, April 10, at 10 p.m. in Stiteler Auditorium. Admission of $2 benefits the Ronald McDonald House. “Come out and show Arcadia what you have to offer!” says Nick Luchko, Area Coordinator for Apartment Style Housing and RHC Adviser. Cash prizes go to the top three acts. New for 2008—a Dance Contest to determine who at Arcadia has the best moves! “If you are interested in entering yourself or a group or being the host for the event, please contact Residence Hall Council at by March 28,” says Luchko.

Visiting International Professor Dr. Anton Koslov, April 10

Anton Koslov

Arcadia University’s Visiting International Professor Lecture Series presents Dr. Anton Koslov, Visiting International Professor at Arcadia this year and Associate Professor at the American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy, Arcadia’s affiliated campus in Paris, on Thursday, April 10, at 4 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. The Visiting International Professorship is sponsored by Arcadia Trustees Marie-Louise Vermeiren Jackson and Marilyn Cranin ’54.

Dr. Koslov will speak on “The Crisis of Modernity: Asymmetry, Uncertainty and the Emerging Political Culture.” In the past fifteen years, basic concepts of international relations associated with the Yalta agreement have been challenged. The end of bi-polar world, humanitarian interventions and the war on terror all point to the emergence of a new system of international relations. The main features of this system are asymmetry and uncertainty. Dr. Koslov will address these issues as well as their larger implications for global peace and security. Read more.

2008 Montgomery County Poet Laureate Award, April 11

Marie Howe

Arcadia University hosts the 2008 Celebration of the Montgomery County Poet Laureateship Program on Friday, April 11, beginning at 6 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. The program is free and open to the public. This year's Poet Laureate will be announced at the event.

This year’s competition will be judged by celebrated poet Marie Howe, whose work is described as being intimate and intense and explores themes like attachment, relationships and loss. Howe will present the laureate award to this year’s winner and also will give a reading of her own work. Read more.

Performers Needed for Latin Expo, April 12

The third annual Latin Expo is Saturday, April 12, from 6 to 10 p.m. in The Chat Performance Area. Latin Association Vice President Tanya Cruz-Cooke reports that the Association is looking for students in interested in performing for the Latin Expo. “If you can dance, sing, or even do stand-up comedy,” she says, contact her at

Rockapella Spring Concert, April 13

RockapellaOn Sunday, April 13, a free concert will be held at 7 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle Mirror Room. Members of the student-run a cappella singing organization Rockapella will perform selections of A Little Knight Music and Damsels in Distress. Other selections will include My Immortal originally by Evanescence and Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid. The concert is open to the public and free, but donations, which will go to various charities, will be accepted.

Arcadia Choir Spring Concert, April 23

The Arcadia Concert Choir will have its Spring Concert on Wednesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Castle Mirror Room. For more information, contact Steve Tippett, Choir Director, at 610-277-7961 or

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campus Happenings

Students Performed Community Service in Tijuana, Mexico

Mexico Spring Break
Arcadia students pose outside of their residence, The Posada, before headeding off to work. Photo by Natalie Harris '08.

During Spring Break, a group of 31 Arcadia Students, one Drexel student and two Arcadia staff members traveled to Tijuana, Mexico, for the annual Alternative Spring Break volunteer trip. Based out of Arcadia University’s Community Service Office, the group worked with Esperanza International, a non-profit, non-sectarian, charitable corporation, dedicated to empowering the poor to help themselves by bridging existing needs with available resources. Over the course of a week students worked diligently throughout both physical labor and cultural exchange. While digging the foundations of soon to be homes alongside the residents of local Tijuana communities, students gained insight into different opinions about issues regarding Mexican poverty and immigration to the United States. To experience their adventures throughout the week, visit the Community Service Community Service page.

Journalists Address PR in Communications Roundtable

Adjunct Professor Lou Grossman’s Introduction to Public Relations students along with the Journalism class of Adjunct Professor Larry Atkins attended the annual Media Roundtable on Monday, March 24. The topic was “How Journalists Work with Public Relations People.” The Communications students took advantage of the roundtable format, including a Q&A session, with guests including the following:

  • Bruce Gordon, Fox 29 political reporter
  • Tim Panaccio, sports reporter (covering the Flyers) for The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Linda Loyd, business reporter (covering bio tech) for The Inquirer
  • Jen Boyette, CN8, producer and on-air personality for "Comcast Newsmakers"
  • Joshua Slatko, senior editor of MedAd News

Scholarly and Creative Accomplishments


David Larsen Recognized by the Association of International Education Administrators

David Larsen
David Larsen (right) accepts the Charles Klasek Award.

Each year, the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) presents an award to one top-level, study abroad professional who has provided long-term, outstanding administration in international education. This year, AIEA has selected David Larsen, Ph.D., Vice President of Arcadia University and Director of Arcadia’s Center for Education Abroad, as the recipient of that distinction. Larsen’s fellow institutional leaders—each engaged in advancing and leading the international dimensions of higher education—who compose AIEA chose him for this honor, the association’s Charles Klasek Award, which annually goes to an accomplished international-education administrator who has provided exceptional service to the field of study abroad.

Chauhan Examines Rushdi, Lakshmi on Concept of ‘Home’

Dr. Pradyumna Chauhan, Professor of English, has published a chapter in the book Interpreting Homes in South Asian Literature, edited by Malashri Lal and Sukrita Paul Kumar, and published by Pearson/Longman in late 2007. Chauhan’s contribution is titled “‘Home’ and the Construction of New English Fiction.” As he notes, such fiction was a product mainly of expatriate minds, and one of its distinguishing features is its obsessive engagement with the idea of “home” and the cluster of emotions that the term signifies.  After exploring that construct in depth, Chauhan illustrates the intricate role that the “home” plays in the construction of New English Fiction by examining the work of two South Asian expatriates, Salman Rushdie and Vijay Lakshmi, two authors chosen as much for their differences as their similarities. In their works, Chauhan maintains, the struggle against the influence of the host culture resolves itself into a binary solution: into either resistance (Rushdie) or accommodation (Lakshmi). He concludes that “the temper, the content and the strategies of Lakshmi and Rushdie’s works—essentially subversive both, and derived mainly from ‘home’ associations—offer not a comforting fiction; rather, they are the stuff of which postmodernist dreams are made.”

Mangione Completes Report on Physical Therapy Interventions

Katie Mangione, Professor of Physical Therapy, and colleagues completed research for the report “Interventions used by physical therapists in home care for people after hip fracture,” as reported in the March 3 Pharma Business Week. According to the recent research, “The majority of older people who survive a hip fracture have residual mobility disabilities.” The paper then provides “a detailed description of the physical therapy interventions provided in the home care setting for patients after hip facture.”

Wagoner's Article on Accounting Published

Joel Wagoner, Assistant Professor of Accounting, wrote the article “Could Better Accounting Have Prevented the Current Liquidity Crisis?” for the Jan. 2008 Journal of Financial Services Professionals.

Botanical Illustrations by Rawlins Included in New Book

Scott Rawlins, Associate Professor and Chair of Fine Arts, had four of his botanical illustrations included in a new book by Cora B. Marcus and Libby Kyer, Today's Botanical Artists (2008, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.): Magnolia grandiflourm, Magnolia, 10x7", Colored Pencil, (2000); Trillium luteum, Trillium, 13x13", Colored Pencil, (2004); Fucus vesiculosus, 10x12", Colored Pencil, (2005); and Dracunculus vulgaris, Dragon Arum, 11x14", Colored Pencil, (2007).

McClure Interviewed on NPR's Radio Times

Dr. Philip McClure, Professor of Physical Therapy, was interviewed on March 6 on NPR’s Radio Times on the subject of back and neck pain. Listen to the interview.

Biggs Awarded at Business Conference

Dr. William Biggs, Professor of Business Administration received an award for Outstanding Service as Best Reviewer for the Experiential Track at the 35th Annual Conference of the Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, on March 5-8 in Charleston, S.C. He also presented a paper, “Using Par Players to Enhance Learning in Business Simulations.”

Nicholas To Host Glyph Comics Awards

EBACC LogoJamar Nicholas of Arcadia’s Fine Arts Department will return to host this year's awards ceremony at the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC) in May in Philadelphia, announced the Glyph Comics Awards Committee. Nicholas, a Philly native, is best known for his hip hop comic strip Detective Boogaloo, as well as his autobiographical series The Jamar Chronicles. In 2007 he hosted the Awards for the first time, delighting the audience with his unique brand of humor while serving as emcee of the evening's entertainment, which also included performances by spoken word/rap artists Grayson Board, Randy Moore, and Brother G.

"I'm very excited about having the opportunity to host the 2008 Glyph awards, and am honored to be asked," says Nicholas. "I had a great time hosting last year's awards, and to have it take place in such a historic institution as the African American Museum makes it even greater."

"We really couldn't ask for a better host," says Committee Chair Rich Watson. "Jamar's local, he's a cartoonist himself, and he's funnier than anybody hosting this thing has a right to be, so we hope to have him as our go-to guy for a long, long time."

The Awards ceremony will be held Friday, May 16, at the African American Museum in Philadelphia, the night before ECBACC, which will be held the next day, Saturday, May 17, at Temple University's Anderson Hall.

The poll for the Fan Award remains open until March 31. Everyone is encouraged to head over to the ECBACC website and vote for your favorite black comic from 2007. Read more.

Starr Gets PADE Award for Exemplary Teaching

Renée Starr, Adjunct Professor of Mathematics and Director of Developmental Math and the Math Lab, was selected as the recipient of the Pennsylvania Association of Developmental Educators (PADE) Award for Exemplary Teaching in Developmental Education for 2008. A plaque was presented to her at PADE’s annual conference at the Hotel Hershey on March 19. She has been teaching at Arcadia for 10 years and was previously awarded the Adjunct Faculty of the Year award.

sports update

Baseball Sits Atop Conference After Knocking Off King's

Tim Smith Jared Knable

(4-9-1) Baseball beat Kings’s 10-7 on Monday to win its first Freedom Conference series. At 2-1 in Conference play the Knights hold first place. Arcadia must beat Wilkes later this week to remain atop the standings. The Knights lead the conference with 22 runs scored.

Junior Tim S. Smith, first-year Austin Ley and sophomore pitcher Jared Knable helped Arcadia post a 10-7 win over the Monarchs to take the series two games to one. Smith went 3-for-4 at the plate with two doubles, two runs and one RBIs, while Ley went 2-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs. Knable faced 28 batters through seven innings, allowing five runs on seven hits and striking out four.

The Knights play two games at Enry Field this week. They face Rowan University on March 24 and Messiah College on March 26. A series against Wiles closes out the week. The Colonels will host Arcadia on Friday before Saturday’s doubleheader at Enry Field.

Women's Lacrosse Drops Two

Shannon Bustin Jamie Stevenson

(1-2) Women’s Lacrosse lost two games last week. But the Knights have improved since last season, allowing only 34 goals this season, third best in the Freedom Conference. The leagues’ top offensive threat and pre-season favorite Lycoming College posted the 19-8 win over Arcadia on Tuesday before Bryn Mawr doubled up on the Knights 14-7 in non-conference action on Saturday.

Senior Jamie Stevenson scored five goals on the week, including the 100th of her collegiate career in the loss at Bryn Mawr. Junior Shannon Bustin scored three goals and added an assist on the week, while junior Jill Hersh notched three goals. Senior Jakki Timony scored a pair of goals and two assists. Junior Kate Beers racked up five goals, caused several turnovers and collected six ground balls over two games.

This season between senior Michelle Leone and sophomore Brittany Rasmussen split time in front of the net. In spite of a knee injury Leone has looked solid between the pipes with 15 saves on the week and 13 goals against. Rasmussen took both losses for Arcadia, allowing 20 goals against, while making four saves.  

Arcadia travels to Cedar Crest on March 25 before hosting Immaculata on March 27 and MAC opponent King’s on March 29.

Men’s Tennis Prepares for Three Matches at Home

(0-1) Men’s Tennis was off last week but returns to action this week with three home matches.  The Knights battle Freedom opponent FDU-College at Florham (2-4) in Glenside on March 25 at 4 p.m., Penn State Harrisburg on March 27 at 4 p.m. and Freedom opponent DeSales (1-2) on March 29 at 1 p.m.

Men's Golf Geared Up for Its First Outing

Men’s Golf will hit the links for the first time this Spring on March 26 at Torresdale Country Club for a round of 18 against non-conference opponent Holy Family University.

Softball Team Racking Up Honors Early On

(5-3) Softball’s game against Gwynedd-Mercy College was postponed due to inclement weather, but the team did receive some early season conference accolades last week. First-year infielder Virginia Buechel helped the Knights to a 5-3 overall record while in Myrtle Beach and earned Knight of the Week honors as well as the Freedom Conference Player of the Week award. She batted .333 on the week and knocked out her first collegiate home run (a grand slam) in the Knights’ 18-6 win over Russell Sage College. In Myrtle Beach, Buechel compiled three homeruns, 14 RBIs, nine runs scored, three doubles and two sacrifice singles.  

Junior Diana Rufo batted .519 with three doubles, a triple and three stolen bases on three attempts. Senior Danielle Discher hit .438 with 11 runs scored on 14 hits and was impressive around the bases, stealing all nine bases on nine attempts.  Junior hurler Kiersten Hughes leads the Knights’ pitching staff with three wins and one loss behind a 1.08 ERA. Hughes has racked up 19 strikeouts and has only allowed five walks and three earned runs. 

As a team, Arcadia leads the MAC Conference in five categories: batting average (.258), slugging percentage (.512), on-base percentage (.450), RBIs (55) and doubles (13).

The Knights face the Garnet of Swarthmore College on March 27 and play a Freedom doubleheader against Wilkes on March 29. They play a weekend non-conference doubleheader at home against long-standing rival Misericordia University on March 30.

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In the News

Alumni in the News

Drew Klaits ’01M, who completed Arcadia’s Master of Health Administration program, was mentioned in the cover story of the March 6 Atlantic City Weekly, “Top Under 40 Young Leaders.” Klait opened Home Helpers, a home health care agency, to help the elderly and disabled remain in their homes instead of centers. The company provides clients with caregivers and helps them to locate various agencies for financial help if they cannot afford the care and services they need.

Wesley Michel ’06, who earned a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration, was profiled in the Feb. 21 Chestnut Hill Local. He discussed his new Web site, Local Index, a marketing tool that allows small businesses to compete with big box stores via the Internet. His idea came about after his aunt’s retail business in Tampa, Fla., was put out of business when a Wal-Mart opened in the neighborhood. Currently, Local Index markets locally owned businesses operating in the South Street corridor of Center City and Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill.

Anne Marie Croney ’93M, who earned her master’s degree in Education, was profiled in the Feb. 21 Chestnut Hill Local. Croney teaches math and science at the Norwood Fontbonne Academy Junior High. When she’s not teaching she spends her time traveling, attending workshops and learning as much as she can. “I try to show the kids, through my actions, the benefits of being a life-long learner.”

As a participant at the National Biotechnology Teacher-Leader Program in Philadelphia, she was invited to join the Wyeth Scholar Program primarily designed for high school teachers. She served on one of the five three-person teams in the region. Each of the teams had a Teacher-Leader, a new teacher and a Wyeth scientist. Croney was able to prepare for her class’s yearlong project conducting hands-on biotechnology research on osteoporosis. She says, “Kids are like sponges. I want them to love science and to have wonderful memories of fun and science.”

David Dannenberg ’99M, who earned a master’s degree in Education, was interviewed on on March 2. Dannenberg, a Friends of the Wissahickon Board member, answered questions about the Wissahickon and its importance as both a water source to the residents of Philadelphia and as a place of recreation.

Judith Jackson ’60 will be inducted into her high school athletic hall of fame on May 18, as reported in the March 11 Providence Journal. In 1956 Jackson graduated from Joseph Case High School, where she excelled in basketball, softball and track, led the Cardinals to three league championships, and set three school records in track.

Jackson graduated from Arcadia in 1960 with a B.S. in Health and Physical Education and then returned to her high school alma mater to start the school’s field hockey program and to coach softball. Later she coached at Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High.

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