|September 30, 2008|
|September 30, 2008||A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events|
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Out of the Classroom and Into the Woods—First-Year Students Explore the Natural World
Associate Professor Alan Powell recently took students from his First-Year Seminar Travel Writing: Talking the Walk on an out-of-class adventure into the woods of Bucks County. While literally taking a walk, the students learned about the natural world and the career opportunities associated with it.
First, the group enjoyed a tour of Dr. Marty Kyde’s protected nature reserve. Kyde is a mycologist and a leading Bucks County researcher. She introduced the class to a variety of edible mushrooms and explained the evolution of a forest. Read more.
Arcadia Student Balances Classes and Music Career
by Simone Oliver '09
You may not have noticed Amanda Penecale '09M brushing by you in Taylor Hall where she spends three days a week working for Assistant Professor of Education Dr. Julia Plummer. In passing, she appears to be just like any other Arcadia student, but there is something special about her that you wouldn’t discover until you got to know her. Penecale is in her second year of the graduate Art Education K-12 program.
“I started here after Christmas last spring semester, so I’ll be student teaching this coming spring. This is my third semester,” says Penecale. “With my degree I hope to be teaching high school, but I am willing to do whatever the job market brings my way. I’d like to teach photography if possible, but I think I’d be happy with any teaching job.” Read more.
Personal Attention Prepares Alumna for Medical School
Dr. Alyson Gloviak Wilson '98, '00M, a two-time Arcadia graduate, came to the University to pursue a career in Physical Therapy (PT). Her older sister, Krisitin Gloviak Tanis '90, had earned a degree in PT, and Gloviak Wilson knew Arcadia’s program had an outstanding reputation with a commitment to personal attention and student success.
She prepared for the PT program by earning an undergraduate degree in Biology. By playing basketball and lacrosse and serving as a member of the Student Government Organization, Gloviak Wilson kept busy. She enjoyed the Arcadia experience, noting the array of opportunities available to undergraduates.
“The faculty support was really great,” she says. “I was able to publish papers, which is harder to come by at a bigger University.” Gloviak Wilson co-authored an article—in collaboration with faculty members in Arcadia’s Department of Physical Therapy—that appeared in the Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. Read more.
‘Insider’ From Angolan Peace Process, Oct. 14
Arcadia University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) program hosts Paul Hare, former U.S. special representative for the Angolan peace process, on Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Brubaker 102 from 4 to 5 p.m. The IPCR lecture is free and open to the public and includes a question-and-answer session. Hare, involved with the Angolan peace process from 1993-98, will discuss his book Angola’s Last Best Chance for Peace: An Insider’s Account of the Peace Process.
Since gaining its independence, Angola has witnessed 20-plus years of civil war and a string of broken peace agreements. “It is not difficult to be a cynic about Angola,” notes Hare. Yet Hare and other dedicated diplomats have persevered in their quest for a lasting solution to the conflict. In his book, Hare gives a behind-the-scenes account of the negotiations and implementation of the 1994 Lusaka Protocol, describing how representatives of the United Nations and “the Troika” (the United States, Russia, and Portugal) launched negotiations with the rebel forces of UNITA, led by Jonas Savimbi, and the Dos Santos government. Hare’s distinguished foreign service career included posts as Director of Southern African Affairs and U.S. Ambassador to Zambia. A Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace from 1996-97, he is now Executive Director of the United-States-Angola Chamber of Commerce.
Faculty Promotions and Tenure Announced
Academic Vice President and Provost Dr. Michael Berger announced on Sept. 30 the Promotion and Tenure Committee Decisions from 2007-08.
Promotions from Associate to full Professor, effective Sept. 1, 2008, are Dr. Peter Appelbaum, Professor of Education; Dr. Norah Shultz, Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Education, and Professor of Sociology.
Promoted from Assistant to Associate Professor, effective Sept. 1, 2008, is Alan Powell, Associate Professor of Communications.
Tenure was granted to Dr. Ellen Skilton-Sylvester, Associate Professor of Education, and Dr. Ana María García, Assistant Professor of Sociology.
Taking sabbaticals (not all will be taking major sabbaticals, as granted) this year are Dr. Andrea Crivelli-Kovach, Medical Science and Community Health (Spring 2009); Dr. Angela Gillem, Psychology (2008-09 academic year); Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe, Education (Spring 2009 and Fall 2009); James D. Tomlinson, Physical Therapy (2008-09 academic year); and Dr. Archie Vomachka, Biology (2008-09 academic year).
Landman Library Turns 5, Architects Return to Design Commons
Five years ago: On Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, Arcadia University formally dedicated Landman Library with a ceremony commemorating President Emeritus Bette E. Landman's remarkable career. The University's $10.9 million Cornerstone of Our Future Campaign underwrote the renovation and expansion project, bringing the library to a total of 51,300 square feet.
The architects who designed Landman Library, R.M. Kliment & Frances Halsband Architects, New York, are back—this time working with Arcadia on the new University Commons student center, with construction beginning at the end of this academic year. Trustees, faculty, students and staff have worked intensely during the past two years on architectural plans for Arcadia University’s new University Commons. The building’s design, unveiled and approved at the May 30 Board of Trustees meeting, is receiving rave reviews. Take a virtual tour of the University Commons.
Seen a Duck Lately? What Happened to Geraldine?
It’s not just students attracted to the idea of living in a Castle. Last spring a duck made her nest near the busy front door to Grey Towers Castle. Nancy Magid of the President’s Office and others in the Castle began looking out for the duck, even posting a “dusk nesting” sign so that students and facilities staff would keep clear of “Geraldine” and her nest. Switchboard Operator Liz Crawford also brought food for the nesting duck. And when it came time for the family to make its way to the creek that runs along the north end of campus, Patrol Officer Mike McNamara caught the procession on film over Memorial Day weekend.
Seen a duck? Share your photos of current duck sightings (real or plastic) on campus by e-mailing them to UR@arcadia.edu. Submission will be posted to the University University Relations Facebook page.
Register to Vote This Week to Be Eligible for November
Tuesday, Nov. 4, is Election Day. Are you registered to vote? Remember, you must be registered to vote at least 30 days before the day of an election to participate. Political Science Associate Professor and Co-Chair Dr. Joan Thompson encourages all qualified un-registered students to register. “All U.S. citizens who are 18 or older should take this opportunity to learn about the issues, candidates and controversies and cast their ballot on Election Day,” Thompson says. Get voter registration information.
Writing Center: Help From Idea Development to Fine-Tuning
Having trouble with that research paper? Then come to the Writing Center, located in Taylor Hall 206. Faculty-nominated consultants are trained to work with students of all levels across disciplines in assisting writers to organize their thoughts, develop ideas, fine-tune thesis statements and learn tips for editing and proof-reading their papers. “Come prepared to write and talk about your paper, and bring a copy of your paper, all drafts, and the assignment,” says Tyler Doherty, Director of the Writing Center. The center is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments receive first priority.
“If you find yourself frazzled in front of an open Word document, you can also take advantage of the Writing Center in the basement of Landman Library from 7 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Sunday evenings 7 to 10 p.m,” Doherty adds. To make an appointment for the Writing Center, visit Taylor 206, or call 215-572-4051.
New LRN Offers Tutoring, Special Services
The Learning Resource Network (LRN) has a new name, a new location, and a new look. The LRN replaces the old EEC (Education Enhancement Center). Located in Knight Hall in the Office of Academic Development, the new LRN offers the same services but now features a more hospitable atmosphere, including a lounge where students can come for tutoring or just as a quiet environment to study.
The LRN provides academic support services to all Arcadia University undergraduates by providing one-to-one peer tutoring and drop-in tutoring in addition to special services for students with disabilities and international students who struggle with comprehension in the classroom. Students interested in tutoring can stop by the LRN. Drop-in tutoring is offered in the LRN Lab from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Students also can take advantage of Drop-In Tutoring in the basement of Landman Library from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information contact Linda Pizzi, Director of Academic Development, at 215-572-4086 email@example.com.
‘British Design Star’ Debuts One-Man Show at Arcadia
London-based artist Daniel Eatock’s first one-person exhibition in the United States debuts at Arcadia’s Art Gallery this month. Those who missed last week’s Bulletin could read about it in Sunday’s Philadelphia Inquirer. And those who missed the Inquirer still have an opportunity not just to see the exhibition, but to contribute to it.
The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Edith Newhall writes of Daniel Eatock: Extra Medium: “You've seen some of the strategies in Daniel Eatock's work before. The embrace of the vernacular everything, seriality, obsessive collecting and child's play recall earlier efforts by Charles and Ray Eames, Paula Scher, Andy Warhol, Walker Evans and Jan Dibbets, as well as those by such contemporary artists as Damien Hirst and Tony Feher. What you surely haven't encountered before, though, is a one-person exhibition in Glenside of artworks by a 33-year-old British design star who has counted Britain's Channel 4 and the Serpentine Gallery among his clients.” Read more.
Flu Vaccines Available for Students, Faculty, Staff
Student Health Services is offering influenza vaccination again this year. This vaccine inoculates against the various types of influenza the Centers for Disease Control expects to emerge this year. The cost is $10 for students and $20 for faculty and staff. The dates for the vaccines are as follows:
All Campus Recycle Bins Accept Glass, Paper and Plastic
Over 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 is posted by recycling bins to remind the community about the change in policy. For more information, contact Stephanie Clymer '11 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prudential On-Campus Interviews: Resumés Due Oct. 7
Considering a career in finance after graduation? Prudential will host on-campus interviews for Customer Service Associate positions on Wednesday, Oct. 22. To be considered for an interview, students must submit resumes to Career Development in 133 Knight Hall or e-mail email@example.com by Tuesday, Oct. 7. Resumes submitted after Oct. 7 will not be considered. “Prudential’s on-campus interviews provide an excellent opportunity for students to test interviewing skills with a professional employer and to learn more about entry-level positions in the field of finance,” says Lisa Endrikat, Assistant Director of Career Development.
Review the job description by logging on to www.collegecentral.com/arcadia. (Create a student account if you do not have an existing one.) Search for “Jobs Posted to My School” and type "Prudential" in the company name text box. All students are encouraged to visit Career Development for resources to assist in creating and polishing their resumes. Contact Career Development at 215-572-2939 with questions.
Fall Fest—Put it on Parents’ Calendar!
All alumni, parents and families of students are invited to Fall Fest, Oct. 10-12, 2008, an extravaganza weekend of fun and festivities. Fall Fest combines the traditions of Alumni Homecoming and Family Weekend in a celebration of the Arcadia family, complete with a concert, picnics, soccer games, carnival of activities, and fireworks. Invitations have been mailed to alumni and parents.
For Parents and families: Families of Arcadia students are invited to arrive early on Friday and attend classes with their students. They can attend the Parents' Network Meeting, tour Grey Towers Castle, check out the Career Workshop and Student and Faculty Features. Then it's on to the fun—a picnic, a carnival and movie for younger family members, and a casino” for all ages in the Castle. To RSVP and find out more, visit www.arcadia.edu/fallfest.
Emergency Response Meetings
The Emergency Response Planning Team is holding several meetings to review the various strategies for response in the event of serious campus emergencies.
Space still is available in the following sessions:
RSVP to Diana Bonner at Bonnerd@arcadia.edu.
Custom Regalia Sale for Faculty
Oak Hall Cap and Gown hosts a regalia sale on Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Grey Towers Castle Rose Room. Order custom academic regalia and receive 10 percent off the price.
Owning regalia provides several advantages:
For pictures of regalia visit www.oakhalli.com. A wide array of fabrics are available, and all robes come with embroidered initials and a garment bag for storage at no extra charge.
Bookstore Chops Prices of Bestsellers
A sale is taking place at the Arcadia University Bookstore. Bestsellers and bargain books are 25 percent off. Some books are priced as low as $2.99 after discount. Also, find greeting cards marked down 50 percent.
De-stress, Stretch and Free the Mind, Wednesdays and Thursdays
“Did you know that September is National Yoga Month?” asks Claire A. Washington, Director of Student Health Services. “Yoga Month is an event designed to promote yoga and healthy living. Come check out our ongoing Moving Meditation, a combination of stretching, Tai Chi, yoga, Sitting Meditation and Qigong. To join, simply bring an open mind and comfortable clothes, and we’ll supply the mats. Deoksang, of the Glenside Won Institute, will assist you in learning more about this popular exercise.” Moving Meditations meets Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the Heinz lobby. The series is free and open to all. “We look forward to seeing you there,” adds Washington. “You also can stop by Student Health Services for a free Wisdom Magazine that includes information on various types of yoga.” For more information about National Yoga Month, visit www.yogamonth.org.
Study Abroad Info Sessions, Sept. 30
Meet with an adviser and Arcadia students who have studied abroad to learn more about international options during a Study Abroad Information Session.
Information Sessions are scheduled for Oct. 8, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, from 7 to 8 p.m., at Oak Summit B410; Sept. 30 and Nov. 11, from 5 to 6 p.m., in The Chat Meeting Room; and Oct. 21, from 5 to 6 p.m., at the CEA Conference Room, 1601 Church Road. For more information, contact the Office of International Services at 215-572-2867. Discussion topics include:
Seniors: ‘What’s Next? Wednesday,’ Oct. 1
The Psychology Department hosts "What’s Next? Wednesday" every week until Nov. 19, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., in the Boyer Hall lobby. The sessions target seniors who are interested in graduate programs in psychology, criminal justice, social work, sociology, and physical therapy. Representatives from local colleges and universities will talk to students about graduate programs.
Oct. 1: Linda Hershman is coming to talk about postgraduate training opportunities at the Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center.
Community Cinema Presents Chicago 10, Oct. 1
With two teams on multiple-game win streaks and one team upsetting a nationally ranked program, four Arcadia Knights were selected as the Players of the Week. Senior Matt Benner and junior Jeff Kratohwill were named Player and Goalie of the Week (respectively) for the Commonwealth for Men's Soccer, following last week's 1-0 upset of nationally ranked Swarthmore College. First-year Brittany Drosdak was named Commonwealth Defender of the Week for women's soccer, after anchoring a defense that allowed just one goal in two games. The women's soccer team has won five straight after beginning the year 0-4. First-year Megan Gillespie paced the women's tennis squad with a pair of wins at both singles and doubles in a 2-0 week for the Knights, who improved to an impressive 8-1. Gillespie who is 5-3 at singles, remains undefeated at #2 doubles with partner Danielle Klim.
(5-4) Arcadia Women's Soccer picked up its fourth straight win on a dismal Saturday afternoon at Monsignor Bonner High School, upending Neumann College 4-0 in non-conference play. The Knights struck first and built upon their 1-0 halftime lead with a pair of second half goals within a three-minute span, before adding a fourth tally with under five minutes to play. With the win, Arcadia improves to 5-4 and moves on to host Delaware Valley College, Wednesday at 4 p.m. Read more.
(4-6) For the third straight game, senior Matt Benner found the back of the net. He put his Knights up 1-0, but Cabrini tied the game in the 70th minute before stealing the win with a goal in the 85th minute. Read more. Read more.
(3-6) Swarthmore's Joslyn Young scored four unanswered goals to open the game Thursday evening, as the Garnet overpowered the Knights of Arcadia, 6-1, in non-conference field hockey action. With the loss, Arcadia falls to 3-6. Senior Morgan Hasson scored for Arcadia, while senior Angela Kent led the defense with a pair of defensive stops. Read more. Read more.
(8-1) Arcadia University Women's Tennis continues to enjoy success this season, racking up its eighth win of the year, cruising past The College of Notre Dame (MD), 8-1, Wednesday afternoon in non-conference play. The team is now 8-1 and hosts Commonwealth opponent Lebanon Valley College next week. Read more.
(6-7) Senior Sam Schad and first-year Hailey Barger combined for a .433 hitting percentage to lead Arcadia University Women's Volleyball to its first Commonwealth Conference victory Tuesday night, a 3-1 win at Albright College. Read more.
As reported on Sept. 23 at NewsofDelawareCounty.com, the Widener University Physical Therapy Association (PTSA) will host a fast-paced fundraiser to support the Magee Eagles quad rugby team. The Oct. 1 event will feature five quarters of all-out aggressive wheelchair rugby between physical therapy students from Widener and Arcadia.
Lisa B. Kessel '05 '07M, who earned her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and a master’s degree in English from Arcadia, is one of 11 educators to join the faculty of The Pennington School, a co-educational day and boarding school located in Pennington, N.J., as reported on Sept. 20 on www.nj.com/living/times/community.
Kessel taught English composition as an adjunct professor at Mercer County Community College and served as a teacher’s assistant at Abrams Hebrew Academy and at Edgewood Elementary School in Yardley, Pa.
Associate Professor of English Leif Gustavson and Director of the Writing Center and poet Tyler Doherty once again are organizing Qui Vive!, Arcadia University’s fall writing workshop for 7th through 12th graders, as reported online at GermantownCourier.com. Monday afternoon workshops are held Oct. 13 through Dec. 15 from 4:15 to 6:15 p.m. at Cliveden of the National Trust, 6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa.
The fall poetry writing workshop is “Cadillac Squawk: The List Poem.” For more information, please contact Qui Vive! at 215-572-2118, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.arcadia.edu/youngwriters to register online.
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