February 10, 2009
Arcadia University Bulletin
February 10, 2009 A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events

Campus News

Communications Alumni Direct Arcadia Video Tour

A new video about Arcadia directed by alumni and produced by U.S. News

Arcadia alumni Michelle Tooker '07 and Evan Williams '08 put their Communications degrees to work for the University directing a new video about Arcadia produced by U.S. News. From the scripting to the editing approvals, they guided the development of the video that brings the Arcadia Promise to life. Tooker is Marketing and Development Writer in University Relations. Williams is an Enrollment Management Counselor.

“My work on this important project has made me realize how much I have taken away from Arcadia’s Communications program,” says Williams. “Thanks to their instruction, I was able to approach this real-life scenario with the utmost confidence.”

“It was extremely fulfilling to be able to mold and refine a general idea into this finished product,” says Tooker. “My experience from Alan Powell’s video classes was invaluable as we moved this project along.”

Thrush Receives First Sisenwine Berger PT Award

Aaron Thrush and family
Fromleft: Dr. Rebecca Craik, Scott Berger (Jill's husband), AaronThrush D.P.T.'09, Dr. Samuel Sisenwine (Jill's father), Phyllis Sisenwine (Jill's mother), and President Jerry Greiner

Aaron Heisey Thrush '09D.P.T. was awarded the Jill Sisenwine Berger Physical Therapy Award on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Physical Therapy Commencement ceremony. (See more Commencement news and photos in next week’s Bulletin.) Thrush is the first recipient for this award, presented to a physical therapy student who best exemplifies the core values of the physical therapy profession—accountability, altruism, compassion and caring, excellence, integrity, profession duty and social responsibility. The award is named after the late Jill Sisenwine Berger, an Adjunct Professor of Physical Therapy since 1998 who died after a battle with cancer. Read more.

Amy McLaughlin: Mother. Computer Geek. Strongwoman.

By Simone Oliver '09

Amy McLaughlin
Read more about McLaughlin's training regimen on her blog.

Amy McLaughlin, Online Instructional Design Specialist, joined the Arcadia family in early 2008. When she’s not designing Web-based academic programs or leading her online M.B.A. students through discussions and coursework, McLaughlin trains for Strongwoman competitions.

A working mother of two, McLaughlin managed Gwynedd-Mercy College’s I.T. Department while pecking away at a M.A. in Instructional Technology. After completing the degree, she came to Arcadia eager to assist Dr. Tony Muscia in the creation of an online M.B.A. program.

While advancing her education and career, McLaughlin struggled to overcome another battle: her weight. “It’s been my constant enemy,” says McLaughlin, who was a size 8 petite before motherhood. Since giving birth to her two children, keeping weight down has become a constant battle. “There was nothing that I could do,” she says. “I was on one diet after another.” Read more.

Math Comes Full Circle for Quality Class Students

Lambrecht Spijkerboer

Living the Promise logoUsually, students go overseas to study with international math education expert Lambrecht Spijkerboer, organizer of the Quality Class, a 10-day exchange program for teacher-students. But this week the Netherlands professor is coming to Arcadia to talk about ideas for teaching math and to visit with some Arcadia students who studied with him in Poland last year.

Spijkerboer’s visits Arcadia on Friday, Feb. 13, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle Conference Room. Students, faculty and staff are invited to the workshop to discuss ideas for teaching math. Spijkerboer, who is on his way to Argentina, also is attending a graduate course on Wednesday, Feb. 11, and offering a workshop organized by the three undergraduates—Courtney Knowlton, Jimmie Malamut and Rebeca Gonzalez—who attended the Quality Class in Poland last summer. They have set up a Facebook page with more information about the event. Read more.

Contest: Where's the Knight?

Arcadia Knight
Photos by Robert Marciante '11

The Arcadia Knight caught an early case of spring fever due to the unseasonably warm weather and skipped out of Grey Towers Castle for another jaunt about campus. Take another peek into the Knight's photo album and try to trace his travels. The first two students to correctly ID the 10 locations will receive a $25 gift certificate for the campus bookstore. To be considered for a prize, e-mail answers to cropperp@arcadia.edu with the subject line "Where's the Knight?" Be sure to answer as specifically as possible. The winners will be announced—and the locations revealed—in next week's Bulletin. View photos here or on the Arcadia University Fan page.

Help Fundraise and Share the Love

HeartsHand-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. The dealine to order has been extended to Friday, Feb. 13. 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.

Gilman Scholarship Sends Two Arcadians Abroad

By Beth Pasquale '11

Kayla Grzech in Egypt
Kayla Grzech '10 visits the pyramids while studying at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.

Living the Promise logoFinancing a college education is difficult—especially with going to another country into the mix. Scholarships such as the Gilman International Scholarship are given to students so financial matters don’t keep anyone from experiencing the opportunity of a lifetime. Arcadia University’s own students, Leandra Cameron '10 and Kayla Grzech '10, are two of the many recipients who are able to go abroad this semester thanks to Gilman scholarships.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, the Gilman Scholarship is a competitive award given to undergraduate students planning to study abroad. It encourages students to explore the world in order to become global citizens. Scholarships make new experiences possible, and each one means something different to every recipient. Read more.

Student Volunteers Needed for Dr. Seuss Day

Arcadia's annual Dr. Seuss Day will be held on Sunday, March 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. Children have been invited to campus to participate in the festivities. Student volunteers are needed: Jugglers, face-painters, buddies for the children, storytellers, cake bakers, button makers (materials provided), and set-up/clean-up team. To participate, contact the Office of Community Service by Feb. 20 at 215-572-4000 or rubino@arcadia.edu.

Imazu to Discuss Japanese Culture, LEAP Program

Konnichiwa! Arcadia’s Long-term Educational Administrators Program (LEAP) Intern Emino Imazu will speak about Japanese culture, the LEAP program, and her home university, Nagoya University, on Wednesday, Feb. 11 from 4 to 5 p.m. in Arcadia's Center for Education Abroad Conference Room. Emino has been interning at Arcadia since late October. The LEAP program is offered to Japanese higher education administrators who would like to improve their English and learn about the U.S. higher education system and international program office operations. After completing a year at the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), the participants partake in two internships, first at Montana State University and then at another U.S. university. The program is designed to foster closer and better educational and cultural connections between Japan and the United States. This is Arcadia’s first time hosting a LEAP Intern. For more information, contact Amanda Zimmerman, Center for Education Abroad Program Manager for Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Dining News: V-Day Luncheon and Traveling Chefs

A Valentines Day Luncheon will be held in the Dining Hall on Friday, Feb. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by for a delicious luncheon featuring flank steak with sautéed mushrooms and onions, crab cakes, homemade Caesar salad, and mouth watering desserts.

Parkhurst Traveling Chefs will be visiting the Dining Hall Thursday, Feb. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. The team of chefs from the Parkhurst Family of Accounts presents fresh world cuisine. Watch as they prepare tantalizing dishes right before your eyes. The menu includes Thai Chicken Lettuce Wrap Salad, Thai Fried Rice with Chicken and Basil, Pork and Chorizo Burgers and Beef Fajitas.

Get University and Campaign News at Staff Assembly Feb. 18

Staff Council logoStaff Council welcomes all staff to the Winter Staff Assembly on Wednesday, Feb. 18, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Grey Towers Castle Rose and Mirror Rooms. Some of the topics to be addressed include: University Update with President Jerry Greiner and At Home and in the World–The Campaign for Arcadia.

Arcadia Joins RecycleMania Effort

Arcadia University is now benchmarking its recycling efforts through RecycleMania, a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Schools report recycling and trash data, which is then ranked for those in the Competition Division. Benchmark Division schools such as Arcadia have begun to report their data but aren’t competing yet. The idea for the competition is to rally campus communities to reduce and recycle more. Students interested in helping Arcadia’s efforts should contact Tom Macchi, Associate Vice President for Facilities and Capital Planning.

Faculty and Staff: Register for Honors Convocation

Full-time, adjunct faculty and emeriti faculty and administrators are invited to march in the academic procession for Honors Convocation on Saturday, March 28, at 10:30 a.m. in Kuch Center. Faculty should use the online response form or contact the University Relations Office at 215-572-2969 to indicate whether they plan to attend. Students on the Graduate and Undergraduate Dean’s List and Distinguished Honors List will be notified by letter. The ceremony is open to the public.

Regalia Rental Orders Due by Feb. 27

Faculty and administrators who do not own academic attire can rent needed items from the University Relations Office no later than Feb. 27. All orders are to be placed in person at the University Relations Office located at 2005 Church Road. Payment is by check only made payable to Arcadia University. No orders can be accepted by e-mail or telephone. For questions concerning faculty attire rental, please contact University Relations at 215-572-2969.

Summer Jobs Available in Conference Services

The Conference Services Department is looking for workers for their summer positions. The position will begin with training on May 20 and end on Aug. 14. They are looking for individuals who have the ability to work varied hours between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. with an on-call duty rotation in the evenings, plus varied hours on weekends; have the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of guests (e.g., summer campus, adult education conference attendees as well as campus constituents); can perform entry-level office work (e.g., filing, making copies, answering phones, etc.); is flexible and able to handle minor set-ups and other duties as assigned; is willing to live in campus housing for the summer with other students. Those who have worked for Conference Services in the summer and want to return must reapply.

Stop by the Conference Services office located on the lower level of Dilworth Hall to pick up an application. Applications are due by Friday, Feb. 27, by noon. Interviews will take place during the week of March 2, 2009.

Save Up To 33 Percent at Mail and Print Services

Departments can print their own savings by taking advantage of economies of scale and using the campus Mail and Print Services. “Stretch your department budget,” says Kevin Jones, Site Supervisor. “Save 33 percent on your copy costs by using the Copy Center. Save 50 percent on paper cost by printing on both sides of the paper.” For more information, contact Mail and Print Services at 215-572-2164 or mailandprint@arcadia.edu.

Cholesterol Screening Available on Feb. 17

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.

Scholarly and Creative Accomplishments

Faculty Art Exhibition: The Artist and the Object, through March 1

The Artist and the ObjectView 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.

Participating artists areBetsey Batchelor, Matthew Borgen, David Campbell, David Copestakes, Michael DeLuca '99, Kathryn Dethier, Amanda Elizabeth, Heather Mae Erickson, Carole Loeffler, Robert Mauro, Karen Misher '88, Johanna Inman, Gregg Moore, Anna G. Norton, Mary C. Rhodomoyer, Scott Rawlins, Abigail Ryan '03, Justin Myer Staller, Judith Taylor and Maryann Worrell.

Gallery Talk

On Tuesday, Feb. 17, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Art Gallery, the following faculty will talk about their artwork on view and the object they selected from their studio for the exhibition: Betsey Batchelor, Matthew Borgen, David Campbell, Carole Loeffler, Robert Mauro, Karen Misher, Scott Rawlins, Abigail Ryan and Justin Myer Staller.

Spruance Prints on Display at Mishkin Gallery

Subway Shift
Benton Spruance's Second Front (Subway Shift), 1943. Image courtesy Mishkin Gallery.

The City University of New York (CUNY) Baruch College has an exhibition of Benton Spruance prints “The Long Night and the New Day” on view at the Mishkin Gallery from Feb. 6 to March 4, as noted in the CUNY Newswire, Feb. 9. Spruance, a Philadelphia native, was a renowned lithographer and painter and chaired the Fine Arts Department at Arcadia University from 1933 until his death in 1967 at age of 63.

The current exhibition provides a capsule overview of the artist’s prints, spanning some four decades from the stubbornly enduring The City Tree (1930) to the mythological Ariadne and Dionysius (1965). All 39 works in this exhibition are from the private collection of Sigmund R. Balka. A smaller exhibit of Spruance’s lithographs the Balka collection was recently mounted by the Williams College Museum of Art.

The Mishkin Gallery at Baruch College is free and open to the public. The gallery is located at 135 East 22nd Street in Manhattan. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and noon to 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Appelbaum Book Nominated for Education Award

Dr. Peter Appelbaum, Professor and Coordinator of Mathematics Education and Curriculum Studies, is pleased that his book, Children’s Books for Grown-Up Teachers: Reading and Writing Curriculum Theory, was nominated for a book award at the American Educational Research Association. The winner will be announced at the conference in April.

Brinker Talks Tax Deductions in MetLife Publication

Thomas Brinker, Professor of Accounting, submitted “Recognizing Some Key Medical Tax Deductions for Parents of Children with Special Needs” for the November/December Issue 6 2008 of MetDESK News, a division of MetLifes’s Division of Estate Planning for Special Kids.

Biggs Named Associate Editor of Journal

Dr. William Biggs, retired Professor of Business, has been asked to become an Associate Editor for Simulation & Gaming: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theory, Practice and Research. He previously served as an Associate Editor and Editor for the Business section of the journal. Biggs is also an Associate Editor for the Journal of Human Resource Edition and on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences.

Upcoming Events

Let's Go

Salsa Dance Lessons Sponsored by the Latino Association

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.

Off Campus: In Search of Missing Masters, through Feb. 22

On display through Feb. 22 at the Woodmere Art Museum, In Search of Missing Masters is one of a series of exhibitions highlighting distinguished private collections of art from the collection of Lewis Tanner Moore, a descendant of the famed 19th-century African American artist Henry Ossawa Tanner. The collection is composed of more than 100 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by some four to five dozen artists from the greater Philadelphia, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Allan Freelon,  Dox Thrash, Selma Burke, Charles White, and Romare Bearden; local figures such as Raymond Steth, Humbert Howard, Louis Sloan, Ellen Powell Tiberino, Moe Brooker, Barbara Bullock, and Charles Burwell; as well as a number of talented and influential—if not yet well-known—artists whose works will be presented for the first time in a museum.

Knight Star Auditions Start Feb. 9

“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.

Education Stories: Psychologist Dr. Paul Ferrer, Feb. 11

This semester the students and Dr. Elaine Jones, Assistant Professor of Psychology, of a University Seminar on Education Stories: Films About Successful Schools and What They Teach Us, is sponsoring a guest speaker series. The Arcadia University community is invited to the speaker series, which features professionals who work at nearby K-12 schools. The first speaker is Dr. Paul Ferrer, Psychologist with the Cheltenham School District, who will discuss his role as a psychologist in the school setting and the psychological and academic-related challenges for K-12 students. The event takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 11, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Brubaker 102.

Race Matters: Race and Homosexuality, Feb. 11

The February Race Matters session features two outstanding students—Maya Stewart '09 of the Black Awareness Society and Brittany Emswiler '09 of PRIDE—with a discussion of race and homosexuality on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 12:15 p.m. in the Kuch Hospitality Suite. Lunch is provided. The event is open to the entire Arcadia community. Race Matters is sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice; the Office of Student Affairs; the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies; the Office of Multicultural Affairs; and the Office of International Affairs. For more information, contact Dr. John Noakes, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, at 215-572-2897 or noakesj@arcadia.edu.

Behind the Scenes: The Potato Chip Guy, Feb. 12

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.

SPB CoffeeHouse Presents: Natalie Stovall, Feb. 12 

Natalie StovallJoin 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. Stovall's appearance on campus is a part of her nation-wide "Peace Love Fiddle" tour. For more information on Stovall and to preview her music, log onto www.myspace.com/nataliestovall.

John Angelucci: “My Life in Pharmaceutical Sales,” Feb. 12

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.

Off Campus: Mamma Mia, Feb. 15

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.

A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer, Feb. 17

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. A suggested donation of $3 will be donated to local charities and women’s shelters. The performance takes place at 8 p.m. in The Chat.

Preview to Professional Life and First Job, Feb. 17

“Making the transition from college to your first professional job can be an adventure!” says Kate McGlinchey of Career Development. “The Professional Life Preview outlines effective strategies for beating the stress of transition and making the most of your next opportunity. Hit the ground running!” The Preview, on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 4 to 7 p.m. in the Landman Library, University Room, offers help with the following:

  • Finding that ideal job (search techniques, effective self-promotion).
  • Understanding job offers (benefits, perks, retirement accounts).
  • Personal finance (managing student loans, budgeting, saving/investing).

For more information, Contact Career Development at careerhelp@arcadia.edu or 215-572-2939 or stop by Knight Hall Room 133.

Basketball Pizza Party, Feb. 17

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.

Major and Career: Make the Connection, Feb. 18

“Need to pick a major or unhappy with your current one? Wondering how to best connect this choice to your intended career?” asks Lisa Endrikat, Assistant Director of Career Development. “If you’ve been asking these questions, or even wondering where to start with the major and career process, then this workshop is for you! Come to the Library’s University Room on Wednesday, Feb. 18, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for hands-on information designed to help you assess what matters most in selecting a major and planning your career.” This program is open to all students, but may be most helpful for those selecting a major or interested in changing major and career plans. For more information, Contact Career Development at careerhelp@arcadia.edu or 215-572-2939 or stop by Knight Hall Room 133.

Theatre Presents The Women, Opening Feb. 19

The WomenArcadia University Theatre brings Clare Boothe 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.”

Show times are the following:

  • Feb. 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 8 p.m.
  • Feb. 21, 22, 28 and March 1 at 2 p.m.

For ticket reservations, e-mail arcadiatheatre@arcadia.edu, 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.

Red Cross Blood Drive, Feb. 20

Red Cross logoThe American Red Cross is holding a blood drive on Friday, Feb. 20, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Rose and Mirror Rooms in Grey Towers Castle. Walk-ins are welcome, but for convenience organizers recommend that participants schedule their appointments online.  Participants will be asked to enter the sponsor code (2459) and schedule the appointment by clicking on available apppointment slots. For more information, contact Christina Harris at charris@arcadia.edu. Less than 5 percent of the American population donates blood, yet 95 percent of all Americans will need blood at least once. "Please show your support and schedule your donation today," adds Harris.

The Greater Philadelphia Teacher Job Fair, Feb. 25

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 $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 careerhelp@arcadia.edu. For directions to the Valley Forge Convention Center and information about employer participation, visit www.dvec.net.

LRN Open House Features Food, Games, Feb. 26

Learning Resource Network
Back row from left, Director of LRN Linda Pizzi, Rediet Sebsebie, Kelly Dunham; front row, Cassey Smith, Angela Wellman

Join the Learning Resource Network (LRN) for food, music, games and prizes galore! The LRN hosts an Open House on Thursday, Feb. 26, from 3 to 7 p.m. in their new location in Knight Hall. The LRN, formerly the Education Enhancement Center (EEC), offers academic support services to students in all subject areas. They provide one-on-one, drop-in and by-appointment tutoring in addition to facilitating study groups. The LRN lab and lounge are friendly, comfortable places to read or study or just hang out.

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to come and learn about what the LRN has to offer. Come for the food, for the games and for the extra special Arcadia raffle! For more information, contact Debbie Golaszewski, Advising and Tutoring Coordintor, at golaszed@arcadia.edu.

Diversity Enrichment Mini-Institute, Feb. 27

Faculty and staff are invited to attend a Diversity Enrichment Mini-Institute sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Multicultural Affairs on Friday, Feb. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to  4:30 p.m. in the Grey Towers Castle Rose and Mirror Rooms. This faculty and staff professional development opportunity has the theme “Understanding Inclusivity and Building our Capacity for Diversity.” The presenters are Brian C. Johnson, Founder of Manna Unlimited Motivations; J. Mason, Workshop Facilitator with the Bryson Institute of the Attic Youth Center; and Dr. Susan Shapiro of the University of Pennsylvania Student Disabilities Services. RSVP by Monday, Feb. 23, Judy Dalton, Assistant Dean for Multicultural Affairs, at daltonj@arcadia.edu or 215-572-4088. Participants will explore, expand, and increase levels of knowledge and understanding about varying issues of diversity and inclusion.

Dollars & Sense Education, Feb. 28

Financial Planning 101 will be conducted by Dollars & Sense Education on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. to noon. Learn how to pay off school loans, budget money and much more. Students who want to attend must register with Career Development at careerhelp@arcadia.edu, 215-572-2939 or Knight Hall Room 133. The first 20 students to register will get a $30 discount, late-comers will pay $40, so don’t delay!

American I AM: The African American Imprint, March 1

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 National 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.

Campus Happenings

Presley, DiGregorio Host Germantown Friends Students

Larry Presley, Assistant Professor and Director of Arcadia’s Forensic Science program, hosted a group of students from Germantown Friends Academy at the The Fredric Rieders Family Renaissance Foundation on Friday, Feb. 6. He and Dr. John DiGregorio, Adjunct Professor of Forensic Science, conducted demonstrations, discussed forensic science careers, and explained the new 3+2 Forensic Science accelerated degree program.

Arcadia Joins National Teach-In Green Dialogue

At Arcadia, a group of students from the Environmental Network in consultation with faculty and staff organized a series of events on Feb. 4 and 5 as part of a national initiative called The National Teach-In (NTI). The events included a viewing of “The First Hundred Days,” a Web cast of a panel discussion organized by the national office of NTI. A series of speakers and panels in Grey Towers Castle included members of the Cheltenham Environmental Council; Associate Vice President Tom Macchi discussing Arcadia’s green efforts; students and faculty discussing environmental courses at Arcadia; and, a panel of students from the Environmental Network talking about their efforts in these areas. The teach-in included an exhibit area set up in Grey Towers Castle Dining Room with representatives from local environmental groups and information about environmental studies degree programs and vegetarian/vegan food. “These students did an outstanding job of putting this together,” noted Dr. Julia Plummer, Assistant Professor of Education, and Dr. Jeff Shultz, Professor of Education and Assistant Provost for Special Projects. For more information, contact Stephanie Clymer, president of the Environmental Network, at sclymer@arcadia.edu.

Study Abroad—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 www.arcadia.edu/studyabroadmemories for guidelines and submission forms.

  • Deborah Pabon has started to blog from Egypt.
  • Check out Kayla Grzech’s blog as she spends the spring semester studying abroad at the American University in Cairo. An International Studies major with a concentration in Globalization, Development, and Human Rights, she’s taking Arabic and focusing most of her studies on the Middle East.
  • Follow along with Elizabeth Armstrong, a junior from the Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business Honors Program, as she studies with Arcadia University in London.

Sports Update

Women’s Basketball Participates in WBCA Pink Zone on Feb. 17 

On Tuesday, Feb. 17, Arcadia’s women’s basketball team will take part in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s (WBCA) initiative to enter the Pink Zone during its Commonwealth Conference game against Albright College.

Tip-off at Alumni Gymnasium is 6 p.m., preceding the men’s contest against Albright at 8 p.m. Fans are asked to wear pink to show their support. Arcadia will also honor its senior student-athletes prior to both games.

Free t-shirts will be given to the first 50 fans and a raffle will take place for prizes to be awarded during timeouts and at halftime of the women’s game. In addition, the women’s basketball team along with Arcadia’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will co-sponsor a giveaway to the first 100 fans in attendance wearing pink. Read more.

Sparks, Milligan Fuel Knights to Win over Trinity

(4-18) Combining for 39 of their team's 58 points, fifth-year player Caitlin Sparks and junior Kim Milligan proved too much for the defense of Trinity College (DC) Monday evening as the Arcadia University Knights pulled out a 58-51 win in non-conference women's basketball action. The win is the fourth for Arcadia this season as they improve to 4-18 overall. Read more.

Knights to host 2009 MAC Swimming Championships 

Arcadia University will host the 2009 Middle Atlantic Conference Swimming Championships, to be held Friday, Feb. 13 through Sunday, Feb. 15 at the Wyoming Valley Catholic Youth Center (CYC) in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Friday preliminaries will be announced on the official website for this year's championships, which will be updated throughout the weekend as results are available. Read more.

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Contributors: Donna Whitlock '05, University Relations, Joy Zazzera, Athletics, Purnell Cropper, University Relations, Michelle Tooker '07, University Relations, Simone Oliver '09, Rick Tetreault '10, Beth Pasquale '11, and Derek Tracey '11. Photos: Joshua Blustein. Web Producer: Purnell Cropper, University Relations. Managing Editor: Lori Bauer, University Relations.

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