February 17, 2009
Arcadia University Bulletin
February 17, 2009 A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events

Campus News

Self-Service Student Information Replaces IQ Web

LaptopArcadia’s Student Information system, known as IQWeb, goes the way of the dinosaur this weekend, replaced by the easier-to-use Self-Service.

“This new product is much easier to use than IQWeb and is more appealing visually,” says Scott Grabus, Assistant Director of Systems Integration. “We are excited about these changes because we feel this is a better product for both students and faculty. We hope you will share our enthusiasm once you start using the product.”

During the upgrade on Saturday, Feb. 21, the system will be unavailable for most of the day. When the system comes back online, the link in the MyArcadia Tools menu will have changed from Student Information to Self-Service. “The first advantage you’ll notice is that there is no longer a need for a separate password. Your MyArcadia username and password will log you into Self-Service.” Read more about the changes.

Arcadia Honored for Community Service Efforts

Empty Bowl
The annual Empty Bowl Dinner benefits the hungry and homeless.

The Corporation for National and Community Service honored Arcadia University with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service 2008 Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to America’s communities, as announced Feb. 9.

Arcadia University Community Service provides students the opportunity to explore potential career fields, enhance professional skills, meet other students who share similar interests, and support those in need.

“Events throughout the year not only send students into the community but welcome the community to the Arcadia campus,” says Cindy Rubino, Coordinator of Community Service. “Activities from America Reads, an afterschool program in which 60 Arcadia students volunteer in schools in the metropolitan Philadelphia area, to the Empty Bowl Dinner, now in its 15 year, in which Arcadia hosts more than 600 people who share a meal of soups, breads and desserts in hand-made bowls created and donated by area schools, local artists and the Arcadia Fine Arts Department. The proceeds are shared between Interfaith Housing Project of Northeast Philadelphia and Heifer International, two agencies serving the hungry and the homeless.” Read more.

Larsen Hall Gets Its New Name

Larsen Hall now bears its new name, as cut lettering was installed last week. Larsen Hall houses Arcadia’s Center for Education Abroad. The naming tribute, in honor of Dr. David C. Larsen, who recently retired after more than 20 years of leadership as Executive Director of Arcadia University’s Center for Education Abroad, is part of At Home & In the World: The Campaign for Arcadia University.

Trustees, staff and members of the Center for Education Abroad and Arcadia community joined together to raise $250,000 for an endowed scholarship for study abroad students and an additional $250,000 to enable the University to name the Center for Education Abroad building Larsen Hall. “David deserves many accolades for creating a quality, affordable and nationally recognized study abroad program,” says President Jerry Greiner. “Our program enables Arcadia to rank first in the nation for percentage of undergraduate students studying abroad (2008 OpenDoors) and among the top international education programs rated by U.S.News & World Report.” More than 50,000 students benefited from study abroad programs during Larsen's leadership.

14 D.P.T. Graduates Earn Distinction

Fifty-five students earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree during Arcadia University's Doctor of Physical Therapy Hooding and Degree Ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 7. Dr. Pamela Duncan, a nationally and internationally renowned physical therapist, epidemiologist and professor at Duke University, gave the Commencement address. Amanda Funk '09D.P.T. gave the Physical Therapy Student address and the National Anthem was led by fellow graduate Heidi Erin Fries '09D.P.T.

Fourteen graduates earned distinctions and 13 participated in international academic experiences. Read more and see photos from the ceremony.

Global Connections Experiences Available in the U.S. for Fall 2009

Philadelphia SkylineIn addition to international options for fulfilling the Global Connections Experience portion of Arcadia’s Undergraduate Curriculum (for students who entered in Fall 2008 or after), there are several exciting options both in the Philadelphia region and around the nation, notes Dr. Ellen Skilton-Sylvester, Associate Professor and Coordinator of ESL Programs and Director of Global Connections.

Domestic opportunities available during the Fall 2009 semester include semester programs studying Latino Culture in Southern California and the Chicago Term. Glenside-based options include the Inside/Outside criminal justice program, the Hispanic Experience in Philadelphia, and a Social Welfare and Community course. During their Global Connections Experience, students also register for GCR 101: Global Connections Reflections, a 2-credit online course. Read more.

Contest: Got a Great Crib?

Cribs LogoThink you’ve got the sweetest residence hall room or apartment on campus? "If you want to show off your digs and win a $50 gift card to Target, here’s your chance," says Purnell Cropper, Web Content Editor. "All you have to do is make a video of yourself showcasing your Arcadia residence hall room, suite, or apartment and upload your clip to YouTube. (Commenting must be disabled.) Once you’ve uploaded your Arcadia “Cribs," e-mail the link to cropperp@arcadia.edu. Submissions will be reviewed and judged by online by Bulletin readers. So what are you waiting for?" Entries must be received by Tuesday, March 2, to be eligible for the contest.

Arcadia University reserves the right to exclude submissions that contain offensive material. Links may be distributed by the University for marketing and communications purposes. Submissions may not include copyrighted material and must be the submitter's work.

Thinking about Summer Courses? Special Discounts Offered

Summer Course ListingsSummer course registration—for undergraduate, graduate and online courses—is open now. For a complete listing of options, visit www.arcadia.edu/summer. Many summer education and online courses feature special pricing and discounts, including courses in Professional Writing, Instructional Technology, Autism, Teaching Italian, Education, and International Peace and Conflict Resolution. Many courses are discounted 20 percent and some up to 60 percent. Graduate options include several workshops and institutes that combine an on-campus weekend followed by online instruction. Dozens of courses are available online. For more information, contact the Office of Distributed Learning at 215-517-2506.

Thinking Ahead for Fall…

Priority Registration for Fall 2009 courses begins March 30, but it’s not too early for students to review their Academic Plans on the new Self-Service (IQ Web) system, consult the online catalogs for major requirements, or check out possible minors. When using the online catalog, students should be careful to select the catalog that applies to the year they entered Arcadia. A new Undergraduate Curriculum applies to students who entered Fall 2008 and after and differs completely from the General Education curriculum for students who entered before Fall 2008. Major requirements also may differ by entry year.

Audition to be the Arcadia Knight or Town Crier on March 6

Knight Ad
Artwork and flier by Dan Sypolt '09 as part of his senior thesis.

Auditions for the roles of the silent and stoic Knight and the Town Crier, the Knight’s outgoing and animated sidekick, take place on Friday, March 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. in The Chat. Audition as an individual or as a duo. Contestants may take up to five minutes to bring the characters to life through a routine of their own devising. They should provide their own music or props. Costumes, howerever, will be provided. To secure an audition, send an e-mail to knight@arcadia.edu by Friday, Feb. 27, with "Knight Life" in the subject line. Those selected will appear at campus events and athletic contests. More than one person will be selected for each position. The audition is co-sponsored by the Office of University Relations and the Athletics and Recreation Department. (Sorry, Meiers. Students only.) For more information, view flier for more information.

Arcadia Welcomes, Promotes Staff, Faculty

Please welcome the following members to the Arcadia University community:

Kelly Anatol-Castelli is a Teacher Associate in the BBEST (Building Behavioral and Emotional Support Teams) program. Her most recent experience involved working on a school-based research model that promoted collaborations between researchers and educators/practitioners.

Richard Antrom, is an IT Support Analyst in Arcadia’s Center for Education Abroad. He graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and had a dual major in Management Information Systems and Computer Information Science. He gained experience while working as a Technical Analyst at Phelan, Hallinan, & Schmeig, LLP in Philadelphia.

Caron Dessoye joins the One-Stop Shop as the Counselor. She brings to the One-Stop Shop her experience from Manor College, where she worked as an Admissions Counselor and most recently as Coordinator of Part-Time Studies. Read more.

Contest: Where’s the Knight?

Arcadia Knight
Photos by Robert Marciante '11

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. Courtney LeCompte and Jennifer Thomas correctly identified all 10 locations. Each will receive a $25 gift certificate to the campus bookstore. Honorable mentions go to Stephanie Clymer, Barry Hendler, Ashley Gast, Russell Schneider, Claudia Tang, Colin Kelleher, Elishia Peterson and Kamia Carter for coming close.

Here are the 10 locations: 1) Landman Library bookshelf 2) the wishing well 3) goal on the athletic field 4) rocking chair on the patio of Grey Towers Castle 5) gargoyle on Grey Towers Castle 6) chair on the third floor of Brubaker 7) Easton Café 8) window of Murphy Hall 9) with artwork displayed in the foyer of Murphy Hall and 10) Calhoun Amphiteater.

Weekly Green Tip: Recycle

By Stephanie Clymer

Recycle LogoAmericans are using up natural resources faster than ever. And processing raw materials to create new plastic and glass bottles, paper, clothing, and electronics requires a lot of energy. A great way to save resources and energy is to recycle.

"When you throw your recyclables into a recycling bin on campus, the materials can be reused to create new bottles and paper with post-consumer content," says Stephanie Clymer. "Beginning Monday, Feb. 16, you can combine all your paper, metal cans, glass bottles, cardboard, and 1 & 2 plastics in any recycling bin with a clear trash bag. Recycling is easier than ever, try it out!"

If you have any questions about recycling, please contact the EnvironmentalNetwork@arcadia.edu.

Student Health Services Issues Meningococcal Advisory

“As you may have heard in the local news, there have been five confirmed cases of meningococcal infection among University of Pennsylvania students,” notes Claire A. Washington, Director, Arcadia’s Student Health Services. “These students had the common interaction of having attended fraternity or sorority events since Feb. 2, or had close, prolonged contact with someone who attended any Penn Greek letter organization-related events since Feb. 2. 

“If you or any of your friends visited or attended any parties in the Penn fraternity or sorority system since Feb. 2, or have had close contact with members of either of the University of Pennsylvania fencing teams subsequent to Feb. 4, we would advise that you come to SHS or see your family physician to receive evaluation and possibly preventative treatment. The time for receiving treatment is 10 to 14 days but is best given as early as possible. If you have any symptoms suggestive of meningococcal disease, you should be evaluated immediately,” Washington adds. Read more.

Bookstore Sale and Customer Appreciation Days

Come to the bookstore and check out bestsellers/bargain books, which are 50 percent off starting Feb. 16. Get a book for as low as $1.99 after discount. Also, pick up greeting cards for 50 percent off while supplies last.

Customer Appreciation Days: Feb. 24 and 25, 20% off clothing and insignia gifts. The offer is not valid on previous purchases.

Volunteers Needed to Help with Special Athletes on March 7

The Arcadia Special Athletes Association (ASAA) needs student and staff volunteers to help out Sportsfest on Saturday, March 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Kuch Center. Volunteers are needed to help set up sport stations—including volleyball, soccer and basketball nets—throughout the day. Volunteers are needed to cheer on the athletes and serve as lifeguards in the pool activities, as well. For more information, contact the Samantha Luciano or Brittany Dutch.

Student Volunteers Needed for Dr. Seuss Day, March 1

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 for the following activities: 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.

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 for Honors Convocation 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.

Scholarly and Creative Accomplishments

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

The Artist and the Object
View photos from the exhibition's opening.

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.

Participating artists are Betsey 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.

View photos from the exhibition's opening.

Upcoming Events

Let's Go

The Women debuts Feb. 19 on MainStage

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.

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.

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 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, Feb. 18, 24, 25, 26

“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. 18 in Kistler Lounge and 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.

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.

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.

Interpreting Basquiat, Film and Discussion, Feb. 24

As part of Arcadia University's participation in the Free Library's citywide "One Film" program, the Department of Fine Arts is pleased to sponsor a free screening of Julian Schnabel's 1996 film Basquiat followed by a panel discussion on Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Arcadia University Theatre MainStage. Refreshments will be served. The first commercial film about a painter, made by a painter, the movie tells the story of Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) and his ascent from graffiti artist to superstar painter in the early 1980s and subsequent demise due to drug addiction. Basquiat was the first African American figure to achieve such meteoric stature in the international art world. This cinematic reflection of his brief life provides a broad platform for discussing graffiti, race, class, sexuality, substance abuse, and celebrity, among other topics. Starring Jeffrey Wright in the title role, the film portrays famous characters of the day, including Basquiat's friend and mentor Andy Warhol, memorably played by David Bowie. The film also features cameo appearances by Gary Oldman, Michael Wincott, Dennis Hopper, Claire Forlani, Courtney Love, and Benicio del Toro. Music by John Cale. Arcadia panel participants are the following: Jeanne Buckley, Director of Library Services and Institutional Technology; Bonnie Hayes, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts; Angela Kent '09 Interior Design major; Alan Powell,  Assistant Professor of Communication; Richard Torchia, Arcadia Art Gallery Director; Mark Wade, Assistant Professor and Director of Theatre Arts.

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.

Visiting Writers Series: Jeffrey Ethan Lee, Feb. 27

Jeffrey Ethan Lee

Jeffrey Ethan Lee, who is the Senior Poetry Editor for Many Mountains Moving, Inc., and currently teaches creative writing at West Chester University, will be at Arcadia University on Friday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m., in the Rose Room of Grey Towers Castle, as part of the Visiting Writers Lecture series. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Lee's book of poems, identity papers (Ghost Road Press, 2006), was a 2007 Colorado Book Award finalist. His first full-length collection, invisible sister (Many Mountains Moving Press, 2004), was praised in American Book Review, American Review, and Rain Taxi Review. Along with winning the 2002 Sow's Ear Poetry Chapbook prize for The Sylf (2003), he created identity papers for Drimala Records, published Strangers in a Homeland (Ashland Poetry Press, 2001), and also has published hundreds of poems, stories and essays in Many Mountains Moving, North American Review, African American Review, American Poetry Review, Xconnect, Crab Orchard Review, Crazyhorse, Crosscurrents, Green Mountain Review, Washington Square and Other Voices. Read more.

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.

The Other Mommy War: Working Mothers and Stress, March 5

The Psychology Department is sponsoring continuing education for psychologists—and an interesting discourse on “The Other Mommy War: Working Mothers and the Feminization of Stress” on Thursday, March, 5, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Grey Towers Castle Rose and Mirror Rooms. Dr. Dana Becker, Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College, will speak on the chameleon-like ability of stress to be represented as a physiological, psychological, emotional, and/or environmental condition, which gives it great cultural versatility. Today, the discourse of stress creates a social context of constraint for women—particularly for working mothers. The feminization of stress has reinforced an age-old separation of the occupational and domestic spheres and obscures the sociopolitical origins of the tensions in the lives of many women. This University Colloquia presentation is co-sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Association for Women in Psychology. Arcadia University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Arcadia is also approved to sponsor Act 48 professional development credits for educators. For more information about free APA CE credits, please RSVP by February 26 to Carol Lyman, Clinical Coordinator of Psychology Graduate Programs, at lyman@arcadia.edu.

Jones to Co-Host Light of Unity Festival, March 28

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.

Campus Happenings

Science Students, Faculty Celebrate Darwin’s Birthday

Darwin's Birthday Celebration

Students, faculty and staff from Biology and Psychology celebrated Charles Darwin's 200th birthday on Thursday, Feb. 12, in the Calhoun Amphitheater in Boyer Hall. In addition to a birthday cake—with Dr. Steven Robbins, Professor of Psychology blowing out the candles—the celebration included a 50-minute video on The Genius of Charles Darwin Part One: Life, Darwin, and Everything.

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

Men’s Lacrosse Club Begins Season at Cabrini College

The men—and woman—in the Arcadia Men’s Lacrosse Club begin their season next week at 7 p.m. Cabrini College, followed by trips to Rowan University, Bryn Athyn College, Delaware Valley College, and Albright  College. Their first home game is Sunday, March 8, vs. Rider University.

Men’s Basketball has Playoff Hopes dashed by Albright

(8-14) Arcadia Men’s Basketball lost a must-win Commonwealth game against Albright College, 72-67, Tuesday evening in Glenside. Arcadia needed two conference wins to have a chance to grab a spot in next week’s tournament. Read more.

Women’s Hoops Drop Home Finale to Albright

(4-19) Arcadia Women's Basketball closed out its home season with a 80-32 loss to the Lions of Albright Tuesday evening. Arcadia hosted the Lions in its first annual WBCA Pink Zone game, while saying goodbye to seniors Caitlin Sparks, Shannon Bustin and Becca KnightRead more.

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