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

Campus News

How Many People Does it Take to Move a Student?

First-Year Student Row of First Years

Find yourself: 200 photos of Move-in Day on Shutterfly.

Vice President for Student Affairs Jan Walbert thanked the dozens of staff, faculty and student-athletes who donned bright blue shirts and carried hundreds of armloads of boxes and bags into residence halls, keeping alive the Arcadia promise that a car it took a student’s family hours to pack can be unloaded in less than 10 minutes. That scenario played out over and over again as Arcadia’s new class of 710 students arrived.

“Your energy and willingness to move just about anything or direct just about anyone all over campus seems to have resulted in a tremendously successful move-in and opening day,” Walbert told the helpers. Walbert notes that the human assembly line has moved in more than 2,000 students over the past three years, with only two items being temporarily misplaced in the wrong room.

“I had numerous parents, several were fathers, stop me to specifically applaud the efforts of the move-in crew. They were extremely impressed and appreciated every bit of your assistance. I appreciate your willingness to jump in on this special day for our students,” she added. Read more. View photos from Move-In Day.

Interactive Web Site Answers Questions about Arcadia

Student Guide LogoStudent Affairs’ Student Handbook has morphed from a static online PDF into an interactive Web site. University Relations’s Sue Gettlin and student intern Danielle Leonard '10 built the site last spring. Users can find information several different ways: by sections such as Student Services and Facilities, alphabetically by topic, or via departmental Frequently Asked Questions. Information that is specifically for graduate students—such as academic policies—appears separately from undergraduate content. Each informative page lists persons/offices to contact and links to further information on the University Web site. Browse the site at Links to the site can be found in the Student Guide to Anything Arcadia module on MyArcadia’s home page, and on the Current Student, New Student and Student Affairs home pages on

All Campus Recycle Bins Accept Glass, Paper and Plastic

Recycle LogoOver the summer, Arcadia switched to a new recycling management company. It is now acceptable to place glass bottles, metal cans, code 1 and 2 plastics, paper and cardboard in any recycling bin. Signage will be posted by recycling bins to remind the community about the change in policy. For more information, contact Stephanie Clymer '11 at

Get Everything Done—in One Stop!

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.

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.

Check the online Events Calendar at

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.

Sports Update

Men's Soccer Picked Sixth in Preseason Poll

Arcadia University Men's Soccer program has been selected to finish its first season in competitive Commonwealth Conference in sixth place, with national powerhouse Messiah chosen as the pre-season favorite for the conference title. Read more.

Women's Soccer Replaces Nucleus with Talent and Youth

Arcadia University Women's Soccer program heads into the 2008 season with more challenges of competing in another new conference, as they take take up permanent residence in the Commwealth Conference. But as they seem to do each year, rising to every challenge is just another opportunity to continue a winning tradition. Read more.

Preseason Development to Fuel Women's Tennis in 2008

The women's tennis team at Arcadia is more than ready to begin adding to their 11-18 record over the past two seasons. Former Chestnut Hill assistant Kristyna Dratch takes over as the head coach of a program that returns six players from last season, while adding four first-year players, including two potential starters. Read more.

Field Hockey Selected Sixth in Preseason Poll

Arcadia University Head Field Hockey Coach Colleen Carney begins her second season on the sidelines for one of the University's longest standing programs, filled with optimism. Her squad was selected to finish sixth among their Commonwealth Conference opponents this season. Read more.

Volleyball Set Sights on Return to Postseason Play

After advancing to their first post-season tournament in four years, the Arcadia University Women's Volleyball program expects the strong nucleus of returning players to help make a bid for its second straight post-season appearance a success. Read more.

In the News

Alumni in the News

Tim Fitzgerald '08, a resident of Wilmington, Del., was profiled on Aug. 7 on The story details his recent honor as the 2008 Philadelphia Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-Area Men’s Tennis Player of the Year. Read more.

Robin Hajdu '05, who earned a BA in Scientific Illustration, was profiled in the Aug. 10 Newark Star Ledger. She applies her talents for sculpting, painting, color theory and casting molds to make customized artificial facial parts. “I’m an artist who’s all of a sudden in the medical field. I feel incredibly lucky to have found this job, in a world where artists struggle to have a purpose and make a living,” says Hajdu. “I get to incorporate all my passions into one career—art, science and medicine, and helping others.” She applies her talents for sculpting, painting, color theory and casting molds to make customized artificial facial parts.

Myra Senior DiNicola '83M.Ed has begun her tenure as principal of St. Norbert School in Paoli, Pa., as noted in the July 29 Mainline Life. DiNocola, an educator with 22 years of experience, spent the last 10 years in elementary schools in the Norristown Area School District. She takes her new position during a time of expansion for the 235-student Catholic school.

Wendi Wiley '05M.Ed was profiled on Aug. 6 at She is the chairman of the 5th Annual Min-Golf Tournament for Diabetes Research, which took place on July 29 at Double Eagle Golf Farm in Morrisville, Pa. The event raised $1,200 for diabetes research.

The event is run by members of Rose Croix Court, Order of the Amaranth, a Masonic-affiliated organization, which raises money for the Amaranth Diabetes Foundation for Research.

When Wiley is not teaching chemistry and physics at Archbishop Pendergast Highschool in Drexel Hill, she works her summer job as a human resources assistant at Sesame Place, which began 17 years ago.

Maureen Goering '82M has been appointed the new principal of Eliot Elementary School, in Eliot, M.E., as reported in the July 28 Portmouth Herald. Goering taught school near St. Louis, Mo., LaCrosse, Wis., and schools in Pennsylvania before moving to Maine. “It’s been in my bones since I was a little girl—I love the magic of watching kids ‘get it,’” she said when speaking about her career in education. “I love the energy of the children, I love their perspective, I love that they teach me every day more than I teach them, and I love working with the families.”

Mark Citron '07M.Ed has been appointed athletic director/principal in the Jenkintown School district, as reported in the July 16 Glenside News. Citron had spent the last 18 years as a health and physical education teacher in the Philadelphia School district. He stated that “becoming an assistant principal, becoming a school administrator" is really the reason he went back to college.

Students in the News

Jenna Thompsen '10, an International Studies major, will give a free talk at the Eastham Methodist Church about her sixth-month experience studying abroad at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, as noted in the July 25 Cape Codder. Thompsen began her studies at Arcadia in 2006 as a First Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) student at City University in London, England.

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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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