|February 3, 2009|
|February 3, 2009||A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events|
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Going Bullish, Even in a Recession
Just in time to help the global economy, Chinese New Year arrives with its annual wish for prosperity. When the lunar-based year began on Monday, Jan. 26, Sciences Librarian Calvin Wang was ready to do his share of wishing in the guise of an ox. This showing followed up his appearance as a rat last year. The Chinese zodiac spans 12 years with an animal to represent each year. This is the second year in the zodiac cycle and year 4707 on the Chinese ceremonial calendar.
PT Commencement Live Saturday on AUTV, Web
Fifty-five Doctor of Physical Therapy students will participate in a Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 10:30 a.m. in Stiteler Auditorium. Tickets are needed for the auditorium, but the event will be shown live on AUTV Ch. 9 and on the Web at www.arcadia.edu.
The guest speaker is Dr. Pamela W. Duncan, a nationally and internationally renowned physical therapist, epidemiologist and professor at Duke University. She is Interim Chief of the Division of Physical Therapy in the Department of Community and Family Medicine and Bette Busch Maniscalco Research Fellow. Her secondary appointment is as a Senior Fellow at the Duke Center for Clinical Health Policy Research. Duncan has received more than $30 million dollars in research grants, which reflects the many contributions she has made to the field of stroke, rehabilitation and aging. Her current research focus is on the development of a trajectory of recovery for stroke and the effect of delivery of healthcare, interventions and measurement on stroke recovery and outcomes. She has written more than 50 publications in her field, including peer-reviewed, referred journal articles, books and book chapters. Read more.
Arcadia University Director of Athletics Shirley Liddle is pleased to name Rob Nydick of Burlington, N.J., as Head Men's Soccer Coach, effective Feb. 2.
"Rob brings a level of knowledge and experience that has the potential to return our program to previous levels of competition," offers Shirley Liddle. Arcadia's last automatic NCAA bid was two year ago, and the team returns a strong line-up for 2009. "Rob also brings a refreshingly positive personality, enthusiasm and work ethic that will impress everyone who meets him. His ability to recruit in this area will be a clear asset, as well as his reputation, which is excellent." Read more.
In response to increasing campus need for technical support, Library and Information Technology (LIT) has signed an agreement with an outside vendor to provide Help Desk technical support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. "As we launch the effort this month, we will start with providing after-hours and weekend support, beginning on Friday, Feb. 6, to supplement the already established hours that the on-campus Help Desk is open," says Chief Information Office José Dieudonné.
“The demands on our Help Desk to provide support for greater numbers of computers and devices, as well as providing support outside of traditional business hours, have been growing. In order to meet these increasing demands, we examined alternatives to providing Help Desk services and identified a solution that will provide the following advantages."
The Arcadia University Faculty Spotlight Lecture Series presents Visiting International Professor Dr. Wolfram Meyerhöfer, from Germany, on Thursday, Feb. 5, at 4 p.m. in the Rose and Mirror Rooms of Grey Towers Castle at Arcadia University. His focus is mathematics education.
Meyerhöfer's lecture, “How We Make Our Children Ill: Some Analyses of Dyscalculia and ADHD,” addresses Dyscalculia, which labels a specific developmental disability affecting a person's ability to conceptualize and perform mathematics. His lecture discusses a school's responsibility for the learning of all pupils instead of labeling bad learners with diseases, the potential for special education approaches to support children's learning, and the social/cultural impact of professionalizing education. The lecture is free and open to the public. Read more.
Kisses for Your Sweet
Student Alumni Ambassadors are taking orders for Hershey Kisses candy grams every day until Friday, Feb. 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside of the Dining Hall. The candy grams will be delivered to mailboxes on Valentine’s Day. For more information, contact SAA at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-517-3064.
Help Fundraise and Share the Love
Hand-dipped and decoratively packaged chocolate-covered pretzel rods and personalized chocolate bars are being sold just in time for Valentine’s Day. All proceeds benefit Community Service’s Alternative Spring Break, during which volunteers spend their spring break rebuilding hurricane-damaged homes in Louisiana. Fill out the order form and return to the Community Service Office by Feb. 6. Treats will be available for pickup at the Community Service Office on Feb. 13. On-campus office delivery can be arranged. For more information, contact 215-572-4000.
Last week's Bulletin featured another peek into the Arcadia Knight's photo album, revealing a few stops from his tour de Glenside. E-mails from students trying to identify the various locations piled up, but there can be only two winners. Maya Stewart '09 correctly identified 4.5 locations correctly while Elishia Peterson '09 identified 4 locations correctly. Each student will receive a $25 gift certificate to the campus bookstore.
Here are the five locations: 1) Poster in Easton Hall Cafe 2) the ceramics/art studio in Murphy Hall 3) windowsill in Stiteler Auditorium 4) Assistant Director of Athletics Joy Zazzera's office with Joy's dog Olive 5) and a table in President Jerry Greiner's office.
By Stephanie Clymer
This week, take time to write a letter about an important issue. Most legislators have a place on their Web sites where constituents can e-mail them—no paper or postage necessary. If you don't know who your representatives or senators are, go to www.house.gov and type in your zip code.
Have an important issue to share? E-mail email@example.com.
On Tuesday, Feb. 17, Arcadia University Women's Basketball hosts the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Pink Zone charity basketball game against Albright College in the Kuch Center. Tip-off takes place at 6 p.m. Admission is free, but donations to benefit the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund are gladly accepted.
Originally known as Think Pink, the initiative was founded in 2007. In its first year, Pink Zone reached around 830,000 fans and raised close to $1 million to fight and increase awareness about breast cancer.
Kay Yow, founding member of the WBCA Cancer Fund and North Carolina Women’s Head Basketball Coach, passed away after a long battle with breast cancer on Jan. 24, 2008. Diagnosed in 1987, Yow became active in the fight against the disease. Through the fund, Yow’s legacy and that of other breast cancer survivors and victims lives on. View flyer.
“Healthcare providers and groups are working hard to improve healthcare quality but you can help, too,” says Claire A. Washington, Director of Student Health Services. “By being an informed health consumer, you can take steps to improve the quality of your own health. Research has shown that if you are more involved in your health care, you can get better results and feel more satisfied. Read more about what you can do.
As part of its efforts to promote safety, security, and ethical behavior, Arcadia recently installed a new phone- and Internet-based reporting system, which is managed by EthicsPoint. This hotline service is for unethical or otherwise inappropriate activity and does not replace our existing methods for reporting problems or complaints. “The University continues to encourage employees to report concerns or suspected violations to their supervisor, Human Resources or other campus entities, as appropriate,” says President Jerry Greiner. “This new system allows you to communicate your concerns while remaining anonymous, if you so choose. We have partnered with EthicsPoint to manage the reporting system for us. They have gone to great lengths to ensure that reports entered in the system are completely confidential. Your input is essential to ensuring that we maintain a positive, productive workplace.” More information about the EthicsPoint Reporting System is available at www.arcadia.edu/ethicspoint or under the Tools menu on MyArcadia.
Arcadia students are invited to apply for a Freedom Credit Union Scholarship. Freedom will award four $1,000 scholarships to qualified students to be applied toward any portion of an accredited college or university's comprehensive fee. Completed applications and all related documents must be post-marked no later than March 16. For more information, call a Freedom representative at 215-612-5900 or visit www.freedomcu.org. Use Freedom’s lender #8341984 when applying.
On-campus cholesterol screenings will be available on Tuesday, Feb. 17, in The Chat Performance Area. The cost is $10 per person. Appointments are available between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Use the online Registration Form to schedule an appointment. Screenings must be paid for in advance by sending a check to Human Resources. Contact Lorraine Yearicks in Human Resources for more information.
Academic achievement combined with leadership, participation, and service are important for the success of Arcadia University’s students. Therefore, Arcadia University is participating in the Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges program, which annually honors outstanding campus leaders for their scholastic and community achievements. Students who completed their graduation requirements in the summer of 2008, in the fall of 2008 or will in the spring of 2009, are eligible for nomination.
Attached is an application, which students are invited and encouraged to submit. A campus committee will review all applications and select students based on the following criteria:
All applications must be submitted to Student Activities, Dilworth Hall,
no later than Feb. 6. Notification of recipients will be made in April.
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 215-572-4082. Download
Dr. Michael L. Berger, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, delivered the closing plenary address at last week’s annual meeting of the American Council on Education’s Internationalization Collaborative in Washington, D.C. The Collaborative is an invitational forum, which currently has 96 institutional members. International teams from community colleges, comprehensive universities, liberal arts colleges, and research/doctoral institutions come together at the meeting to share their practices and to advance the national dialogue about internationalization. Berger’s address was titled “Mining the Internationalization Mother Lode” and explored how colleges and universities might better infuse comprehensive internationalization throughout academic and student life on their respective campuses.
Dr. Peggy Hickman, Associate Professor of Education, co-authored a new book, Dynamic Read-Aloud Strategies for English Learners: Building Language and Literacy in the Primary Grades, with Sharolyn D. Pollard-Durodola. The book is being published by the International Reading Association (IRA). It will be the IRA’s April Book of the Month selection, sent to 5,000 members of that worldwide professional association. The goal of this book is to demonstrate to teachers how a read-aloud activity that most of them use in the classroom every day can be employed as a strategy to help second-language learners develop English listening comprehension and oral language proficiency in a culturally and linguistically appropriate way. Dynamic Read-Aloud Strategies is intended to provide teachers with both the theoretical knowledge they need to understand the process of second-language development and a collection of proven strategies that will help them effectively apply that knowledge to their work with English language learners.
Quincy Scott Jones, an Adjunct Professor of English, this semester is teaching writing, performance poetry, and a University Seminar on "Politics & Poetics (or What Hip-Hop Was Supposed to Be)." On March 28, he will be co-hosting this year's Light of Unity Festival, an afternoon of artistic expression celebrating cultural, political, and aesthetic diversity sponsored by Chapter & Verse, a biweekly poetry and fiction reading series in Philadelphia. Read more.
View recent work by Arcadia University Fine Arts faculty presented with objects from their studios. The exhibition runs through March 1 in the Arcadia University Art Gallery, with an opening reception on Thursday, Feb. 12, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Pariticpating artists: Betsey Batchelor, Matthew Borgen, David Campbell, David Copestakes, Michael DeLuca, Kathryn Dethier, Amanda Elizabeth, Heather Mae Erickson, Carole Loeffler, Robert Mauro, Karen Misher, Johanna Inman, Gregg Moore, Anna G. Norton, Mary C. Rhodomoyer, Scott Rawlins, Abigail Ryan, Justin Myer Staller, Judith Taylor, and Maryann Worrell.
“Do you think you can sing like Carrie Underwood, Clay Aiken or even Kelly Clarkson? If you think you can, then sign up to audition for Knight Star, sponsored by the English Department!” says Katie Conway. Sign-ups for auditions will take place starting Feb. 9 outside the Dining Hall. Auditions will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. and will be held in the following places on the following dates: Feb. 16 and 17 in Heinz Lounge, Feb. 18 in Kistler Lounge, Feb. 24 through 26 in Oak Summit A Lounge (1st Floor A Building). For more information, contact Kate Conway at KConway@arcadia.edu or Bryan Durfee at Bdurfee@arcadia.edu.
The Latino Association is sponsoring salsa dance lessons every Monday through March 9 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. See the online event calendar for the location each Monday. Comfortable clothes and leather sole shoes with heels are recommended.
The Environmental Network, Arcadia's environmental club, with support from the College of Undergraduate Studies, Residence Life, and the Environmental Education program, hosts a series of events in conjunction with the National Teach In on Global Warming: Solutions for the First 100 Days of the New Administration in February (www.nationalteachin.org). Students, faculty, staff, and the greater community are invited to participate in the following events:
“Tell your friends! Bring your class!” says Stephanie Clymer, President of the Environmental Network.
"The 'Love Gurus' Discuss How To Fix, Find, or Forget a Relationship" is co-sponsored by the Latino Association and the Black Awareness Society on Thursday, Feb. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Kuch Hospitality Suite. In this workshop, led by Nasser Jones and Brian Smith, co-owners of the Jenkintown-based Omni Leadership Alliance, participants will explore the principles of how to look for safe qualities of a male or female, how to establish good boundaries in your relationships, how to identify your different love style and love needs that create crazy relationship dynamics. The workshop will last from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and there will be a Q&A session from 7:30 to 8 p.m.
On Friday, Feb. 6, enjoy a film viewing of The Express, courtesy of SPB, in The Chat at 9 p.m. This event is free and outlines the astonishing true story of college football star Erinie Davis and his rise to become the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy. Despite Davis never being able to play professionally due to a health tragedy, this inspirational tale outlines that with a dream and dedication, anything is possible. Contact Kate Bryant for more information at email@example.com.
Courtesy of SPB, a double screening of Lakeview Terrace and The Express will be shown on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. in The Chat (followed by Bingo at 11 p.m.) and on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. in Oak Summit C119. Lakeview Terrace synopsis: For Chris and Lisa, their dream life together was just beginning when they moved into their plush Southern California home on the idyllic Lakeview Terrace. However, once news of their interracial marriage hits new next-door neighbor and LAPD officer Abel Turner (Samuel L. Jackson), things start to take a turn for the worse. Throwing away any notions of being neighborly, a war begins between the families when Chris and Lisa decide that it's time to fight back; a war located in their own backyards.
On Saturday, Feb. 7, join Arcadia’s Black Awareness Society for a trip to the “Blacks in Wax” museum in Baltimore, Maryland. Afterward, spend the remainder of the day shopping and eating in Baltimore Harbor. Buses leave at 10 a.m. and are set to return by 9 p.m. Space is limited. Register at the Student Activates Office in Dilworth Hall.
Arcadia’s Colloquium Series (www.arcadia.edu/colloquia) presents the lecture Breaking The Da Vinci Code with Dr. Gordon Williams, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Ursinus College, on Monday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m., in Grey Towers Castle Mirror Room. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Williams will discuss a wide range of the mathematically related claims made by Dan Brown, author of the international bestseller The Da Vinci Code. Brown’s startling claims—some true and some not—about the ancient Greeks, classical art and mathematics have spawned an industry of conspiracy theories, historical television programming, and a movie. Arcadia University Colloquium Series events are open to undergraduate and graduate students, educators and interested members of the community. Attendance provides one hour of Act 48 professional development credit. Forms are available at the colloquium.
On Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 9 a.m. in Brubaker 303, John Nickolas, Director of Finance and CFO of the Philadelphia Phillies, gives a Behind the Scenes Business Lecture Series look at the Phillies operation from the perspective of the management. Students, faculty, and the community are invited to spend what will be a fascinating session learning how the Phillies decide on player salaries, ticket prices, concessions, etc., and the impact of winning the World Series on the bottom line of the organization.
On Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Brubaker 102, William J. Woodward, Professor of Law at the Temple University Beasley School of Law, considered one of the leading experts on corporate bankruptcy and reorganization law, comes to campus as part of the Behind the Scenes Business Lecture Series to shed light on the recent surge in so many large companies declaring bankruptcy. Bill will discuss the path to law school for students in any major.
On Thursday Feb. 12, at 9 a.m. in Brubaker 303, with great excitement, Arcadia welcomes Ed Herr (“the potato chip guy”) whose face is well known from the billboards adjacent to Lincoln Financial Stadium, as part of the Behind the Scenes Business Lecture Series. Herr is President and Director of Herr Foods Inc. and will give a true behind the scenes look at the products, the famed family business, and what is in the future for this respected regional company.
Join SPB on Thursday, Feb. 12, at 9 p.m. for a free concert featuring the musical creations of Natalie Stovall. Stovall has been a lover both of music and performing for years. Her mix of the country genre with aspects of rock, pop, and soul have captivated audiences across the nation. For more information on Stovall, log onto www.nataliestovallartist.com.
Guest speaker John Angelucci, an oncology sales representative in the Philadelphia area, speaks about his life in pharmaceutical sales on Thursday, Feb. 12, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Brubaker 303. The event is presented by the Arcadia Healthcare Administration Society.
The hit movie musical Mamma Mia returns to the Hiway Theatre in Jenkintown for one night in a special sing-a-long format with Philly's own Chumley and Carlota Ttendant leading the evening's festivities. Fun for the family, this movie event is like no other and includes a dessert reception, a dance contest, and party favors. Tickets are available at the box office or online at www.hiwaytheatre.org.
This production is a series of monologues compiled by Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues, read by students and faculty members about topics such as gender, sexuality, race, rape, and identity and family issues. This performance, unlike The Vagina Monologues, features pieces read by men. Suggested donation: $3 to be donated to local charities and women’s shelters. The performance takes place at 8 p.m. in The Chat.
Staff Council welcomes all staff members and their family to join us on Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 5:30 p.m. at the Kuch Center for a Basketball Pizza Party. After the party, support the Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams in their final home games of the season. The women’s game starts at 6 p.m., and the men play at 8 p.m. Please contact Jess Madoll, Katie Kelly, or Scott Grabus by Friday, Feb. 13, to register.
Arcadia University Theatre brings Clare Booth Luce’s 1936 satire The Women to the MainStage of the Spruance Fine Arts Center starting Feb. 19. The Women is a social satire on the role of women in 1930s society. More than a play about gossip, the play is about class differences and the struggle for women to secure their place in the world, and it explores maturity and friendship among the women. Arcadia University is located at 450 S. Easton Road in Glenside, Pa.
“The Women is about types,” says director Rob Roznowski. “The types of women who existed in the 1930s—and some could argue today—and how these women must deal with each other, men and their role in society. This show has great acerbic humor, and the class discussions of the play are some of the most relevant and best parts of the play. It is easy to look at the play as a camp piece of nostalgia, yet I think it is more important to look at the play and see what these wealthy women were barely escaping at the time—the depression.”
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For ticket reservations, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call 215-572-2112 or use the online ticket reservation system TicketLeap. Purchase tickets online up until Thursday before weekend performance. To sign up for notices about arts and cultural events at Arcadia University, visit www.arcadia.edu/arts.
Interested in becoming a teacher? Head to the Greater Philadelphia Teacher Job Fair presented by the Delaware Valley Education Consortium on Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Valley Forge Convention Center. Tickets are $5 when purchased from the Office of Career Development, located in Knight Hall 133, by Feb. 9 or $10 at the door. For more information about pre-registering for the event, contact the Office of Career Development at 215-572-2939 or e-mail email@example.com. For directions to the Valley Forge Convention Center and information about employer participation, visit www.dvec.net.
Staff Council invites all members of the University community and their friends and family to attend the premier of American I AM: The African American Imprint on Sunday, March 1, at noon at the Constitution Center. "We need at least 20 people to register ahead of time to get the $8.50 group admission rate. So we would like to find out how many people are interested before we order the tickets," says Scott Grabus. "Please contact Katie Kelly by Friday, Jan. 30, if you are interested in purchasing tickets." For more information, visit: www.constitutioncenter.org.
Tickets for all Keswick Theatre events can be purchased online through www.keswicktheatre.com, by phone at 215-572-7650, or in person at the box office Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.
As a white out blanketed Glenside Tuesday evening, Arcadia University Men's Basketball fans tried to blackout cross-town rival Widener University in an uptempo Commonwealth Conference battle with playoff implications, but it was the Widener Pride that survived, 68-62, to maintain their hold on first place in the league. Junior guard Damien Palantino erupted for a game-high 21 points, with 3 three pointers on 7-10 shooting from the field and 4-4 shooting from the line. Read more.
Fifth-year player Caitlin Sparks returned to the lineup after a two-game absence and poured in 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, but Arcadia Women's Basketball fell 67-33, victims to the Pride of Widener in the Commonwealth matchup. Arcadia got six points each from junior Kim Milligan and sophomore Corrine Geiger in the loss. Box score.
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