|April 1, 2008|
|April 1, 2008||A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events|
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Arcadia’s Physical Therapy Program Moves Up to 7th in Nation
U.S. News & World Report ranked Arcadia University’s Physical Therapy program 7th in the nation among the more than 200 graduate PT programs.
“This new ranking reflects on the quality of our faculty and the students in the physical therapist program! It means so much to me that the vibrancy, intellectual capacity and hard work of our faculty members were recognized by our peers,” says Dr. Rebecca L Craik, Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy. “It is not easy to meet our professional standard for scholarship in a small university setting, but the University leadership has been cooperative and creative in supporting our research efforts. The integrated curriculum including the global pro bono physical therapy experiences has attracted incredible students who inspire us to reach for the next star.” Craik is also Editor-in-Chief of Physical Therapy, the Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association. Read more.
D.P.T. Students Break Ground in Shoulder Research
Two Doctor of Physical Therapy graduates have broken new ground with their research project on muscle contraction in the shoulder. Their research project, which they presented at the national meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association this spring, looks at the influence of the brain and muscle mass in shoulder contractions and has implications for rehabilitation in one of the most common injuries. See what Matt Stapleton and Derek Wagner have to say about their research, and about working with Dr. Phil McClure, Professor of Physical Therapy, and Dr. Scott Stackhouse, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy.
Obama Foreign Policy Forum at Arcadia on Thursday
Four top foreign policy advisers from the Barack Obama campaign will hold a Foreign Policy Forum at Arcadia University on Thursday, April 3, in Stiteler Auditorium in Murphy Hall at 12:15 p.m. The forum panelists include the following: Richard Danzig, former Secretary of the Navy; Susan Rice, former Assistant Secretary of State; Paul Bucha, Congressional Medal of Honor winner; and Denis McDonough, Senior Advisor at the Center for American Progress. Members of the public, including faculty and staff, who want to attend are asked to RSVP online. Seats also are reserved for Arcadia students, who should RSVP to Jacqui Barry at JBarry@BarackObama.com. In addition, the forum will be available “live” on the campus cable TV system on Ch. 9 AUTV. One of the associated groups for the event is Arcadia University Students for Barack Obama, a chapter of Students for Barack Obama, the student wing of the campaign. The Arcadia chapter coordinator is Amanda Malamut.
Nominate a Staff Member for the Martha Washington Award
Nominate a colleague for the 10th Annual Martha Washington Award, presented to an Arcadia University staff employee for consistent excellence, exceptional performance and service to the Arcadia University community. All staff employees who have completed one full year of service as of December 31, 2007, are eligible for nomination.
Nominations may be made by any member of the Arcadia University community, except those serving on the Award Selection Committee. Three letters of support from other members of the Arcadia community must be attached to the Nomination Form. Nomination forms should not be submitted to Human Resources without the letters of support.
Deadline for nomination is Friday, April 18. All nomination packets received after that date, or nomination packets that are missing the letters of support, will be returned.
The recipient of this award will be presented with a plaque and a cash award at the annual recognition luncheon in May. View the nomination packet.
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 www.sepche.org/08-nss.htm. 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 email@example.com. The application deadline is April 4.
Offices Open Early for Priority Registration
Priority Registration for the Fall and Summer 2008 terms ends 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.
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 www.arcadia.edu/communityservice. For more information, contact Rubino in the Community Service Office in Knight Hall (Office 132B) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.”
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
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 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.
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 www.arcadia.edu/studyabroadmemories for guidelines and submission forms.
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.
The Friends of Landman Library will host a show of works by Lloyd Abernethy, Professor Emeritus of History at Arcadia University, from April 10 to 25. Attend the opening reception on Thursday, April 10, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Landman Library, Shenker Grand Reading Room.
Abernethy focused on becoming a professional artist upon retiring from Arcadia. He has been a member of the Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists, where he exhibits regularly. Abernethy uses a variety of media in his paintings, which range from abstract to realistic.
Arcadia University hosts the 2008 Celebration of the Montgomery County Poet Laureateship Program on Friday, April 11, beginning at 6:30 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.
The Association for Women in Psychology Philadelphia Chapter (AWP) will hold its third lecture series “Therapy After Postmodernism,” on Friday, April 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. in Boyer Hall, Room 114 on the campus of Arcadia University. The guest lecturer will be Dr. Mary Gergen, Professor Emerita at Pennsylvania State University’s Brandywine Campus, where she teaches Feminist Theory and has been a member of the Psychology and Women’s Studies Department since 1984.
The lecture will focus on terms related to the social constructionist position, increase participant’s ability to contrast and compare given intellectual positions, question their orientations and engage in alternative possibilities for working, become more familiar with various forms of postmodern therapies, and understand the potentials and limitations of the postmodern perspective.
Registration for the lecturer begins at 5:30 p.m. For more information on registration, please contact Carol Lyman, at 215-572-4693 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
On 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The English Honor Society is hosting a campus-wide Shakespearean Renaissance Faire from noon to 5 p.m. Booths set up along the Walk of Pride will feature games, crafts, books, food and drinks. English Professors Dr. Hugh Grady, Dr. Sandra Hordis and Dr. Jennifer Matisoff will give relaxed but informative talks about Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Era. Readings of Shakespeare and stage combat scenes will be held. The event is free to the public. For more information contact Daniel Schall at email@example.com.
Check the online Events Calendar at http://calendar.arcadia.edu.
Arcadia 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 their unique and fantastic style of performance. View photos.
Lisa Holderman, Associate Professor of Communications, edited Common Sense: Intelligence as Presented on Popular Television (Lexington Books, 2008). The anthology examines the constructions of intelligence and intellectuality in popular television and the socio-cultural implications of those constructions. It also considers the complexity of popular television images, the influences of these images as they both verify and vilify intelligence and explores a range of representations of intelligence on television by looking at a variety of TV genres and through a variety of theoretical perspectives and methods. Topics range from broad explorations of patterned representations on television to examinations of particular genres, such as science-fiction and reality programming, to in-depth analyses of specific programs.
In addition to editing this volume, writing the introduction, and co-authoring a “framework piece” entitled The Social Construction of Modern Intelligence, Holderman contributed a chapter on Media-Constructed Anti-Intellectualism: The Portrayal of Experts in Popular U.S. Television Talk Shows.
Dr. David Paulk, Associate Professor and Academic Coordinator Department of Medical Science and Community Health, has published Utilization of skills and knowledge by graduates of child abuse programs through VDM in March. He examines the transformations of abusive parents who, after intervention from North Carolina Protective Services, successfully completed parenting education classes.
(5-13-1 / 3-3 Freedom) Baseball struggled last week, enduring a four-game winless streak before beating Wilkes, 5-4. Arcadia and Wilkes are in a two-way tie for fourth place in the Freedom Conference.
Sophomore Nick Goetz led the Arcadia offense, batting .429 with a double, a home run, three RBIs and three runs scored. First-year Austin Ley provided four RBIs, three runs scored and a double. It was Ley’s RBI single in the bottom of the 7th that gave Arcadia the go-ahead run for the 5-4 win against Wilkes.
Senior Steve Chobert tossed a five-hitter on Saturday for his first win of the year. His 2.08 ERA led the Knights pitching staff last week. His overall ERA of 3.72 over 10 innings pitched leads the staff this year.
Junior John Curreri has collected a team-high 22 hits, with 12 RBIs and three doubles, while batting .301. Senior Ken Spangenberg (.257) has tallied 18 hits, including a team-high four triples and 14 RBIs through 19 games.
Arcadia hosts the College of New Jersey on Monday and Penn State Berks on Wednesday in non-conference action before returning to Freedom Conference play against FDU-Florham at home Friday. The team will close out its season with the Red Devils in Madison, N.J., with a doubleheader Saturday. FDU currently stands in a three-way tie for first in the league.
(0-2) Men’s Golf placed fifth and fourth at Holy Family and Neumann in its first week on the links.
First-year Kevin Gallagher posted Arcadia’s top scores on the week, shooting an 86 at Concord Country Club in Aston, Pa., and an 88 at Torresdale-Frankford Country Club in Philadelphia.
Senior Andrew Plunkett registered a 90 and 96. Gallagher and Plunkett posted the only scores under 100 on the week.
Newcomers Mike Hennessey, Russell Scheinder and Jeff Whtye-Capone round out the Knights’ lineup and will look to help the Knights improve their combined scores when they play a round of 18 at Swarthmore at Rolling Green Country Club.
(1-2 overall / 1-1 Freedom) Men’s Tennis posted a 1-1 Freedom Conference mark this week, moving them into a tie with Wilkes for third place in the standings. Senior Tim Fitzgerald continued his win streak at #1 singles, posting two singles wins against FDU-Florham and DeSales to stretch the streak to 11 straight matches. He has been named Freedom Conference Player of the Week.
The team’s 6-3 win over DeSales was the squad’s first conference win. The Knights started the afternoon off with a win in first and second doubles. Tim Fitzgerald/ Bart Blankenship defeated Jake Hoover/Dan Bullen 8-0. The second doubles team Danny Ly/Adrell Dalsan defeated Jon Kilndred/Joe Sulpizio 8-0. Mike Catalano/ James Lui put up a tough fight against Anthony Guerriera/Charles Marriner but lost 6-8.
Fitzgerald only let one game slip by him at #1 singles, defeating Jake Hoover 6-0, 6-1. Danny Ly topped DeSales’ Jon Kindred 7-5, 6-2. Adrell Dalsan kept his head in the game, defeating Dan Bullen 7-6, (7-0), 6-0. Bart Blankenship came up with an easy win over Joe Sulpizio, 6-0, 6-1. DeSales won #5 and #6 singles. Anthony Guerriera defeated Mike Catalono 3-6, 4-6, and Charles Marriner defeated James Lui 2-6, 2-6. Arcadia’s Eshaaq Mohtasebz Adah played an exhibition match, losing 5-8 to DeSales’ Seth Conklin.
Arcadia will look for its second Freedom Conference win on the road against Manhattanvile on Wednesday. The team hosts Delaware Valley College on Saturday at 1 p.m.
(3-3 overall / 0-2 Middle Atlantic Conference) Women’s Lacrosse posted two wins over non-conference foes Cedar Crest and Immaculata earlier but fell to King’s College, 13-11, at home on Saturday.
Junior Shannon Bustin broke out for 10 goals, including a perfect 3-3 mark on free position attempts. She notched at least four points in each game. Bustin added nine points in the two non-conference wins and added a game-high five points in the loss to King’s. She opened the second half against King’s with a perfect 25-yard pass to junior Erin Cunningham for the goal to spark a 6-4 second half Arcadia run. Her second free position goal of the day against King’s came with just three minutes to play and cut King’s lead to one, 12-11. She currently leads the Knights in scoring with 21 points and is one of three Arcadia student-athletes named Knight of the Week.
Senior Jamie Stevenson continues to add to her career goal mark, notching nine on the week, bringing her season total to 15. Senior Jakki Timony and Cunningham have 14 points apiece for the Knights, while junior Jill Hersh has added 12 points.
The backbone of Arcadia’ young defense, senior Michelle Leone, made 31 stops in the cage, allowing 19 goals for a GAA of 7.60 on the week. For her efforts, she has been named Middle Atlantic Conference Goalie of the Week as well as Knight of the Week. In two non-conference wins earlier in the week, Leone made a combined 15 saves, allowing only four goals total in wins over Cedar Crest and Immaculata. On Saturday in Middle Atlantic Conference action, Leone gave the Knights all but the win in the second half making eight point-blank saves as the Knights outscored King’s 6-4 in the second half. But the Monarchs escaped with the victory. Her GAA on the season stands at 8.53 on the year.
(6-8 overall / 1-1 Freedom) Softball will try to bounce back from its 1-5 week in a non-conference doubleheader against Alvernia College on Thursday, before taking on Freedom Conference opponent Delaware Valley on Saturday in Glenside.
The Knights’ lone win last week came against Freedom opponent Wilkes. They won the second game in a doubleheader, 1-0, after losing to the Colonels, 2-1. The Knights had two weeks off before the six-game stretch.
Diana Rufo and Danielle Discher led the Knights at the plate, as both players batted in the .400 range. Rufo (.469) has converted on 15 hits, tallying three doubles, six scored runs, five RBIs and three stolen bases. Discher has racked up 22 hits, six RBIs, 13 runs and has landed 11 of 12 stolen base attempts. Amanda Celentano (.381) has contributed 16 hits, four doubles and seven RBIs.
Kiersten Hughes leads the pitching staff with a 3-3 record on the hill. She has a 2.86 ERA, pitching four complete games in eight starts and throwing 28 strikeouts.
For the most up-to-date athletics information, visit www.arcadia.edu/athletics.
Christina Palmer Maraia ’81, who earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts, has accepted the position of President of the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation, as reported on March 23 online at http://www.hvpress.net. Maraia’s primary functions will include major donor cultivation and solicitation. Prior to her current position, she was the Executive Director of The Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation in 1996 where she tripled the annual fundraising revenue of the Foundation, increased special event revenue to more than $50,000 annually and established a planned giving Legacy Society with over $3 million in planned gifts.
Thomas M. Brinker, Professor of Accounting, along with W. Richard Sherman wrote the lead story “Identifying Some Key Tax Benefits for Parents of Children with Special Needs” in The ElderLaw Report, Vol. XIX: No. 8. March 2008.The article deals with tax benefits that are available to parents with children with special needs.
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