August 18, 2008
Arcadia University Bulletin
August 18, 2008 A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events

Campus News

Get Everything Done—in One Stop!

One Stop Office
Celina Gonzalez, Jennifer Kaminski, Alycia Costagliola '09, and Linda Wackerman take a momentary break from organizing the One-Stop Shop office space.

Arcadia’s new One-Stop Shop consolidates services previously offered at two locations—all in a new, expanded location in Taylor Hall, Suite 100. The One-Stop Shop replaces the Student Service Center and incorporates many of the service functions previously handled in the Business Office. Students can now visit the centrally located One-Stop Shop to get answers about billing or financial aid, get help with the FAFSA, make a payment, and many other services.

Get the help you need: Validate your ID • Make a payment • Pick up a loan refund • Ask a billing question • Discuss financing options • Set up a payment plan • Turn in Work Study timesheets • Pick up Financial Aid forms • Get help filing the FAFSA • And much more… Read more.

Physical Therapy Students, Alumni Help in Peru

Sherwood and Fortner
Heather Sherwood and Jodee Fortner explore ruins in Peru.

From August 9-23, Jodee Fortner '97, '99 M.S.P.T. will visit Arequipa, Peru, along with D.P.T. students Francesca Magri and Theresa Speziale and alum Heather Sherwood '01,'04 D.P.T., a number of translators, physical and occupational therapists, and others. This is the fourth year a group led by Fortner is venturing to Peru to provide much-needed therapy to children and adults.

Two-time Arcadia graduate Sherwood says Arcadia thoroughly prepared her for the trip by exposing her to different cultures and people. "Throughout my undergraduate work at Arcadia, I had the opportunity to meet people from a variety of cultures on campus and to travel abroad twice. During my graduate work, I was able to work with patients from a variety of backgrounds through our three clinical affiliations." Read more.

Personal Attention Helps Ukrainian Teacher's Transition

MCnulty, Antonyuk and Guim
Mary Kate McNulty, Julia Antonyuk and Maureen Guim.

In Kiev, Ukraine, Julia Antonyuk '02M served her community as an elementary schoolteacher. Her dedication, hard work and innovative teaching style won her a Teacher of the Year Award. But anti-Semitism problems arose in Jewish schools, and in 1997, Antonyuk, along with her children Michael, 24, and Anya, 20, left the Ukraine and headed to the United States.

When Antonyuk arrived at Arcadia in 2000, she felt insecure and frustrated and was still troubled by the events in her homeland. “I felt old 10 years ago,” she says. But, with the personal attention and motivational support from Maureen Guim, Associate Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, Antonyuk learned English, earned an Elementary Education degree and finally, this June, received her teacher’s certification. “She saw a real teacher in me and helped me out,” says Antonyuk of Guim. “Now, I feel young and I am confident.” Read more.

Faculty, Staff Prepare for New Student Move-in

President Greiner Move-in
President Greiner has been known to lend a hand during new student move-in.

Faculty and staff have begun stretching and lifting (make that "some" have) in preparation for helping more than 700 new students arrive at Arcadia on Friday, Aug. 22. The large class of new students means there will be lots of boxes and refrigerators to carry next week. "Faculty and staff who are signed up to help meet on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 10 a.m. in Brubaker 301 for sharing strategies for welcoming new students and expediting their move into residence halls," notes Vice President of Student Affairs Jan Walbert. This year's T-shirt is blue. Any faculty and staff who want to join the fun effort should call Diana Bonner at x2933.

Look Whos Coming to Arcadia

Bertrand R. Ferguson III of Eugene has accepted a four-year scholarship to Arcadia University and will start this fall as was reported in the Aug. 4 Delaware State News. Bertrand will major in Pre-Medicine and Business Management. He was a participant in the Princeton Model Congress and received several awards for speech/debate while at Dover High School.

Aaron Kleckner will attend Arcadia University and major in Biology, as reported on Aug. 11 on At Troop 473 he earned the Arrow of Light, three religious awards and 32 merit badges. Kleckner completed a 100-hour Eagle Scout project, improving the Ebervale Veteran’s Memorial. Scouts, troop leaders and the Hazle Township Fire Department provided assistance during the project. Read more.

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Would Fashion Studies Major Fit Miley Cyrus?

Singing sensation Miley Cyrus needs a break from the paparazzi. In recent news reports, Cyrus was quoted as saying she wants to escape the flashes of Hollywood to study photography and fashion overseas. Sounds like Miley needs Arcadia’s new Major Abroad Program in Fashion Studies.

With 60 years of study abroad experience, Arcadia is an expert in overseas education. Arcadia's new Majors Abroad Programs (MAPs) require a year of study abroad and make it easy for students to partake in a cross-cultural experience. The MAPs degrees encompass a number of specialties including Fashion Studies and other Global Media majors. In the Fasion Studies/Global Media major, she would spend a year in Brisbane, Australia, and prepare for a career in fashion media. With her newfound photography and journalism skills, maybe Miley could transform herself from the hunted to the hunter.

Staff Council Elections Results Are In

Staff Council elections for 2008-2010 have been tabulated. The following staff members have been chosen to represent their peers: Sue Gettlin, University Relations, Scott Grabus, Library and Information Technology, Jessica Madoll, CEA, Eric McCloy, Library and Information Technology, Chris Piazza-Reim, International Services, and Margi Wallace, Distributed Learning and Arcadia Online.

The new members will join the following staff members who will complete their second year of service to Staff Council: Liz Crawford, Public Safety, Katie Kelly, Human Resources, Eva Korolishin, University Advancement, Michelle Reale, Library and Information Technology, Margaret Poteet, Enrollment Management, Donna Smith, Office of the Registrar.

Emergency Procedures Posted on Campus

Emergency Procedures DecalNew Emergency Procedure decals are being posted on the inside doors of rooms and offices across campus, including residence rooms and faculty and staff offices. The sticker (shown here) will be placed on the inside of every door above the door handle at about eye level by the Public Safety staff, says James J. Bonner Jr., Director of Public Safety.

upcoming events

Physical Therapy Hosts Professionalism Lecture, Aug. 28

The Department of Physical Therapy will host its 5th Annual Charles M. Magistro Professionalism Lecture on Thursday, Aug. 28, at 11 a.m. in Stiteler Auditorium in Murphy Hall. R. Scott Ward, Ph.D., PT, President of the American Physical Therapy Association and Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Utah is this year's guest lecturer. Lunch in the Castle Rose and Mirror Rooms will follow the lecture. RSVP by Friday, Aug. 22, by calling 215-572-2950 or e-mailing

Cheltenham Shuttle Focus Group Meeting, Sept. 9

Cheltenham Township, in cooperation with Arcadia University, is exploring the feasibility of a shuttle bus service that would serve both township residents and the Arcadia University community in meeting their travel desires on campus and within the area. To respond to the specific requirements of the University community, the project team wants to learn directly from students, faculty and staff regarding the desirable attributes of a shuttle bus service. Students had an opportunity to give their feedback last spring. Members of the project team will conduct a focus group meeting with faculty, staff and employees of campus vendors on Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 11 to 11:45 a.m. in the University Gallery, Landman Library. To participate in the focus group, RSVP to Diana Bonner at ext. 2933 or by email at by Friday, Sept. 5.

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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.

In the News

Alumni in the News

Montgomery County Community College has announced the appointment of Christopher Coia '97, '00M of Lansdale as Director of Student Leadership and Involvement, as reported in the July 18 Lansdale Reporter Online. In his new position, Coia assumes college-wide responsibility for student engagement, leadership opportunities and co-curricular programs. He will also serve as adviser to the Student Government Associations at both the Central and West campuses.

Prior to beginning his tenure at Montgomery County Community College, Coia served as Associate Director of Student Affairs at Penn State University Brandywine. He has also held student affairs positions at DeVry University, International House of Philadelphia and Arcadia University.

Tara Frana '08, who earned a BA degree in Corporate Communication with a minor in Business, has been hired by Olde Homestead Golf Club to work on Fundraising and Marketing as was announced in the July 24 Northwestern Press (Allentown, Pa.).

Barbara Gwalthney '08M, who earned a master's in Health Education, and Mershon W. Hinkley '07M, who earned a master's in Public Health, co-authored “The Epidemic Nobody Recognizes Reducing C. difficile exposure has become a priority in LTC settings,” for Advance for LPNs June 2008.

Tim Ernst '98M, who earned a master’s in English, has been appointed IABC Philadelphia chapter vice president, as announced July 23 by the Board of Directors of IABC, the local chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators.

Ernst will oversee development and management of the chapter’s new Website as well as accreditations within the chapter. He previously served as a program speaker, accreditation volunteer and awards judge for IABC Philadelphia. Ernst is president of Ravenwood Creative, LLC, a marketing communications firm based in Erdenheim, Pa.

Arcadia in the News

Arcadia University Forensic Science director Larry Presley was quoted in the July 27 The Philadelphia Inquirer in “Professor of murder and mayhem,” which discusses women in the field of forensic science.

Presley, who has worked in the field of forensic science for more than 30 years, said “the field has gradually, but definitely, changed.” Three quarters of the 85 students enrolled in Arcadia’s program are women, and the situation is similar outside academia in the forensic science industry, Presley said.

Dr. Warren Haffar, director of Arcadia’s Master’s in International Peace and Conflict Resolution program, and Justin Losh ’06MA.I.P.C.R. were profiled in the July 25 Philadelphia Business Journal on their business venture, Bridging  the Gap Coffee, which grew out of their work with indigenous people in Costa Rica who will be displaced by a massive hydroelectric project.

In talking with Costa Rican farmers who were looking for new distribution channels for their coffee, which is grown organically in accordance with fair trade principles, Losh, who directs the Bridging the Gap project, was quoted as saying, “We thought it would be great if we could get involved with these guys, bring their coffee to the United States and help the program.”

Faculty in the News

Scott Rawlins, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, who teaches scientific illustration, spoke on the natural and cultural histories of chocolate and current trends  in production and advertising at the Phipps Conservatory Hall, Pittsburgh, as mentioned in the July 24 Post-Gazette Now.

Matthew Borgen, Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts, will showcase “The Wing Rack,” a biographical multi-media installation at First Person Arts Salon at the Gershman Y on Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m., as reported on Phoenixville Borgen’s art explores issues he has faced while struggling to succeed in an art world preoccupied with its own mythologized history. The First Person Arts Salons is held on the second Wednesday of each month and showcases cutting edge original works by local artists through a variety of artistic medium.

Students in the News

Leah Neuhauser ’09, a senior Scientific Illustration major, was profiled on the Web site on July 30 as the new owner of Inkredible Studio that specializes in body art. Neuhauser is licensed as a tattoo artist and piercer. She credits her education in scientific illustration as one of the reasons she is so successful in the field. “I actually know what I’m tattooing or piercing into,” she said. “You can get different effects by going into different levels of skin and I have studied epidermis and all of the layers.”

Angela Vito ’10, a pre-med major, appeared at The City of Hazelton Recreation Department’s “Hold Your Flag High Day Celebration,” on July 4 at the Harman-Geist Stadium, as was announced in the July 3 Standard-Speaker. Vito performed “God Bless America.”

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Contributors: Donna Whitlock '05, University Relations, Joy Zazzera, Athletics, Purnell Cropper, University Relations, Michelle Tooker '07, University Relations, and Katie Aviles. Photos: Joshua Blustein and Lori Bauer. Web Producers: Sue Gettlin and Purnell Cropper, University Relations. Managing Editor: Lori Bauer, University Relations.

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