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

Campus News

Priority Course Registration Begins March 30

Course Brochure cover

It’s time to register for classes! All Summer and Fall courses can be viewed at on the Registrar’s Web pages. Available courses also can be viewed in Self-Service at When using the search function in Self-Service, be sure to select a 2009 period (Summer I, Summer II, Summer III, or Fall).

Summer 2009: Registration is open for Summer courses and continues until classes begin.

Fall 2009: Priority registration for Fall 2009 is March 30, through April 10. Open registration continues until classes begin. Priority registration is the earliest date students can register.

Please note: When using Self-Service, use your MyArcadia username and password. If you accidentally create a new account, it will be closed by the Registrar’s Office and you will be notified that you need to register as instructed at These registration instructions have been updated with implementation of the new Self-Service (replacing the Student Information system on the MyArcadia tools menu).

London Preview: New Friendships, New Memories

London Preview
Left to right: Jason Thompson, Stephanie DiAngelo, Gemma DiCasimirro, Lauren Scheibly, Katelyn Surdovel, Beth Osipowitz, Brendan Crawford

By Matthew Wolf, Graphic Design Manager

For years I had heard all the wonderful stories from students and staff who had experienced London Preview. Last week I had the opportunity to travel with students, faculty and staff for this year’s Preview program.

Several months of meetings led up to our trip which culminated with a cultural extravaganza of London history, museums, historical sites and the arts. When we arrived in London we were greeted with sunny, warm weather (believe it or not) and an even warmer London staff. As a staff member at Arcadia, meeting my fellow London colleagues, as well as getting to know the students in my group, was one of my most valued experiences for the entire week. Each day, the Glenside and London staff and students participated in cultural excursions throughout the city including, the Tower of London, museum visits, theatre, a football match, and neighborhood tours. Everyone also had quite a bit of free time and could choose from one of the out-of-town excursions to Canterbury, Cambridge and Windsor.

With so much to see and experience the week flew by quickly. Before I knew it we were back in Glenside, jet-lagged and exhausted but enriched with wonderful memories and new friendships. View photos from the trip.

Arcadia to Host the Second Annual Light of Unity Festival

Tamara Oakman

On Saturday, March 28, the second annual Light of Unity Festival will take place at Arcadia in Stiteler Auditorium from noon to 5 p.m. Organized by graduate student Tamara Oakman, the event will celebrate cultural, political and aesthetic diversity through a showcase of the arts.

Oakman, a Humanities graduate student, has been writing since childhood. Her work has won several awards and appeared in many journals, including Philadelphia Stories, Many Mountains Moving and Mad Poets Review.

“I want people to come together to celebrate the beauty of their diversity,” she says of why she organized the Light of Unity Festival. “Our differences are what make us beautiful.”

Performers will include Adjunct Professor of English Dr. Anne Kaier, Deborah Derrickson Kossman '82, Dan Schall '08, J Mase '06, Tyler Doherty, Adjunct Professor of English and Coordinator of Arcadia's writing program, and many other talented Arcadia students, faculty and Philadelphia-based artists.

The festival is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

Forum on State Violence Open to Community, March 31

The Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice Department is sponsoring a Forum on State Violence on Tuesday, March 31, in the Castle Mirror Room. All sessions are open to the public and the campus community.

  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.—“A Failure of Humanity: Our Passion to Punish,” with William M. DiMascio, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Prison Society.  
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.—The Rev. Walter Everett of Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights and Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.
  • 2 to 3 p.m.—William Goldsby, Chairperson of Reconstruction Inc. and Fight For Lifers.
  • 3 to 4 p.m.—Guantanamo Bay and Human Rights with Shawn Nolan, Assistant Federal Defender of Federal Community Defender for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Capital Habeas Unit

The forum is sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, the Black Male Development Symposium, and the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, contact Luca Follis, Instructor of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, at 215-572-4755 or

Alumna Artist Part of Muse Exhibit on April 3

"Matt" by Jennifer Vessels
"Matt" by Jennifer Vessels

Jennifer Vessells, who earned a B.F.A. in 2007, is making quite an impression on people in the Philadelphia area. In addition to selling paintings and drawings to people, she also paints on people.

Some of her work on traditional material is part of a “First Friday” show on April 3 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Muse Gallery in Philadelphia. Her exhibit—titled Freedom in Orbit—runs April 1-26. The Muse Gallery is an artist-run gallery "dedicated to exploring individual visions in shaping the world as we experience it, encompassing a range of styles including abstract, conceptual and representational," according to the site.

Communications students Matt Tucker, Lauren Keller and Ali Alhelal recently interviewed Vessells about her burgeoning career that also includes highly successful airbrush paintings on people for special events. Their Video Production II class project can be seen at

Students ‘Brush off Sand-Shrouded Mystery’ in Egypt

By Michael Feeney

Living the Promise logo“I do not believe you truly get the feel or understanding of a place (attitudes, lifestyle) as a tourist staying in a fancy hotel, visiting for a mere week,” says Binita Mandalia. “It is necessary to live there, observe, talk to people, experience. I hope that by studying in Egypt for four months I can brush off a bit of the sand-shrouded mystery.”

Arcadia University was ranked #1 for study abroad back in November 2008. When one thinks of locations that Arcadia students travel to, they probably think of places like London, Scotland, Spain, or Italy, among others.

One place the average Arcadia student probably does not think of with regard to places other students might go happens to be a place where three of our students are currently residing. Earlier this semester, two of the students, Deborah Pabon and Mandalia, answered some questions about their study abroad site in Egypt. Read more.

Counseling Center Hosts ‘De-Stress for 6 Weeks’

The Counseling Center is hosting a series of six "de-stress" sessions to help students, faculty and staff manage and eliminate the stress of everyday life. The first session, “My Body and Stress,” was held this past Tuesday. The remaining five sessions will occur each Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. until April 28. The sessions are held in the Heinz Hall Ground Floor Conference Room. For more information contact the Counseling Center at 215-572-2967.

Upcoming Sessions

  • "Organizing and Stress", March 31
    Examine how you organize your life—too much? Too little?
  • "Other People and Stress," April  7
    See how you think other people affect your stress level.
  • "In My Own Head and Stress," April 14
    Spend time examining how you talk to yourself. (You read it right, how You talk to yourself.)
  • "Simplicity and Stress," April 21
    Consider the idea of “keeping it simple”.
  • "Acceptance and Stress," April 28
    Learn about the concept of Acceptance.

Green Tip: Switch off the Lights

Recycle LogoUsing electricity can contribute to global climate change. In Pennsylvania, most electricity derives from burning coal. Coal is a "dirty" fuel because mining it causes health problems for people and destroys habitats and because burning coal releases CO2 (a greenhouse gas) into the atmosphere.

"So how can we help? Turn off your lights, unplug your computers, TVs, etc. and join the Environmental Network for Earth Hour!" says Stephanie Clymer. "Earth Hour is 60 minutes of fun without electricity. It will take place on Sunday, March 29, at 6 p.m. on the soccer field. There will be a game of man hunt, a sky watch, ghost stories, information about electricity, and more."

Genetic Counseling Students Help with Bowl-a-thon

Living the Promise logoGenetic Counseling students are integrating their studies with a community need as they take part again in the fourth annual benefit bowl-a-thon April 4 for the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund, which offers help and hope for families with seriously ill children. All of the Genetic Counseling students, as well as faculty members Kathleen Valverde, Laura Conway, and Kathyrn Spitzer Kim, are participating.

Arcadia's Genetic Counseling program is one of only 27 accredited programs in North America. Established in 1995, the program has graduated more than 100 students and is the second largest program in the country. Genetic Counseling is a growing profession that combines expertise in scientific knowledge and finely developed counseling abilities. The majority of graduates work in major medical centers, primarily in obstetrics and gynecology. The continuing growth in understanding inherited conditions predicts continued growth for the profession. Read more.

Fill Out Your FAFSA with Help from a Financial Aid Counselor

The One-Stop Shop financial aid counselors will be available to help students fill out their FAFSA for the 2009-10 academic year. Starting Monday, March 23, Wednesday, March 25, and Friday, March 27, financial aid counselors will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in The Chat and Thursday, March 27, from 4 to 7 p.m., in The Chat. Students only need to bring their Arcadia ID, Student 2008 Tax Return (if applicable), parents' 2008 Tax Return, current savings account information, investment information, information on any untaxed income or benefits received.

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 Submissions will be reviewed and judged by online by Bulletin readers. So what are you waiting for?" Entries must be received by Monday, April 6, 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.


Honors Convocation for Students, March 28

The campus community is invited to attend Honors Convocation, where parents and friends will celebrate the academic accomplishments of Arcadia’s high-achieving graduate and undergraduate students on Saturday, March 28, at 10:30 a.m. in Kuch Center. Read more.

Inside/Outside, Domestic Exchange Deadline is March 30

In 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.

Glenside-based options include the Inside/Outside criminal justice program, the Hispanic Experience in Philadelphia, and a Social Welfare and Community course. Domestic opportunities available during the Fall 2009 semester include semester programs studying Latino Culture in Southern California and the Chicago Term. The application deadline for Inside/Outside and the domestic exchanges is March 30. Read more.

Save at Easton Café with a Reusable Mug

Easton Hall Café is now offering $0.25 off beverages when using a reusable mug. Environmental Friendly Travel Mugs also are available for purchase at the café for $12.  Purchase a mug and receive five free coffee coupons.

Scholarly and Creative Accomplishments

Garcia Shows How International, Multicultural Intersect at AU

Ana Maria Garcia

Dr. Ana Maria Garcia, Assistant Professor and Chair of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, presented “At Home in the World: Educating for Global Connections and Local Commitments” at the Association of International Education Administrators conference Feb. 24-25 in Atlanta, Ga. The session provided an analysis of case studies outlining good practice that captures and illuminates the intersection between international and multicultural education. In collaboration with American Council on Education (ACE) staff, practitioners from Arcadia University, Juniata College and the University of Kentucky explored innovative, synergistic, campus practices that link the global issues to local communities. These institutional representatives also provided feedback to audience members selected to share examples from their own institutional experience.

“I focused specifically on the ways in which our study abroad/study away programming has been intentionally aligned with new curricular requirements, the Global Connections Experience and Reflection, designed to encourage students to relate their experiences abroad to their communities here in the United States,” says Garcia.

Arcadia Curriculum Shines in Shared Futures Event

During spring break, a team of Arcadia faculty and administrators attended AAC&U's Shared Futures Global Learning Forum held at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing. This forum was the culminating event of the Shared Futures project of which Arcadia has been a participant over the past three years. The forum allowed those institutions and other leaders in global learning to disseminate the curricular work done on their institutions. Approximately 80 institutions from across the United States participated. The Arcadia team was composed of Dr. Lauren Howard, Assistant Professor of Biology; Dr. Jeff Shultz, Assistant Provost for Special Projects; Dr. Norah Shultz, Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Education; and Dr. Ellen Skilton-Sylvester, Associate Professor of Education, Coordinator of ESL Programs and Director of Global Connections.

On Thursday night, March 19, the team presented a poster that highlighted the global connections aspects of Arcadia’s new Undergraduate Curriculum and the University Seminar being taught by Howard and Gregg Moore, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, on "Envisioning Sustainability." On Friday morning, Skilton-Sylvester facilitated a roundtable on "How can we link general education and study abroad?," and Jeff Shultz participated in a panel on "Merging Missions and Emerging Frameworks: Global Learning, Multicultural Education, and Diversity Learning." Saturday morning found Norah Shultz participated in a panel on "Integrating Global Learning and Campus Mission." The team members also participated in Interdisciplinary Topical Study groups including Health and Social Justice (Norah Shultz), Sustainability (Howard), Globalization, Wealth and Poverty (Jeff Shultz) and Identity, Culture and Border Crossings (Skilton-Sylvester).

Upcoming Events

Let's Go

Seniors vs. Faculty/Staff: Sign up Now!

On Tuesday, May 12, at 2:30 p.m. the sixth annual Faculty/Staff vs. Seniors softball game will take place on the upper softball field. “This is a great way to interact with the Class of 2009 before graduation,” says Nick Luchko, Area Coordinator for Apartment Style Housing and Residence Hall Council Adviser. All faculty and staff members who are interested in playing should contact Luchko ( by Friday, May 8. Members of the Class of 2009 who want to play should contact Class President Maya Stewart.

Clinical Careers Fair, March 26

The Arcadia University Healthcare Administration Student Society (AUHASS) is hosting a Clinical Careers Fair on the third floor of Brubaker Hall on Thursday, March 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. Students from throughout the University are invited to attend. Scheduled to participate are representatives from the Arcadia University Physical Therapy, Genetic Counseling, Public Health, Physician Assistant, and M.B.A. in Healthcare Practice Management programs. Also participating are the Occupational Therapy and Nursing programs of Thomas Jefferson University, the Optometry Professional programs of Salus University (formerly Pennsylvania College of Optometry), the Temple University School of Dentistry, and the Masters in Healthcare Law program of Widener University. The event includes information sessions on various clinical and healthcare administration careers scheduled for 5:15, 5:45, 6:15, and 6:45 p.m. For more information, contact Robert Kieserman, Visiting Assistant Professor and Adviser for Arcadia’s Health Administration program, at

Philadelphia Nonprofit Career Fair, March 26 and the Nonprofit Career Fair Consortium invite students to attend the Philadelphia Nonprofit Career Fair on Thursday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Villanova University in the Jake Nevin Fieldhouse. Students should come to distribute their résumés, speak with representatives from more than 60 organizations about internships and paid full-time jobs, or attend information sessions about working for nonprofits. Log on to to register for the fair and view the schedule, directions, and list of participating organizations. (Go to the “Participate: Career Fairs” box on the right side of the Web page and click on the “Philadelphia” link.) For more information, contact Arcadia’s Office of Career Development at, 215-572-2939, Knight Hall Room 133.

Knight Star Competition, March 27

On Friday, March 27, Arcadia students get their chance to shine in the spotlight with the annual Knight Star singing competition. The event will take place in Stiteler Auditorium at 7 p.m. All proceeds from Knight Star will be donated to the Cradles to Crayons charity, which helps needy families. Admissions to the event will cost $5 for Arcadia students, $7 for all other students, and $10 for general admission. For more information, or to help volunteer with the event, please contact Kate Conway at

Communications Execs to Speak at Arcadia, March 31

On Tuesday, March 31, at 9 a.m. in Brubaker 303, Arcadia University’s Global Small Business Institute welcomes Mary Rucci, Director of Communications for PECO. This lecture promises to be most interesting to any student looking at a career in corporate communications or business administration. At 7:15 p.m., Jade Gasper, President of Mark I.T. Alternatives and Marketing and a 2005 graduate of Arcadia's Business Administration program, will share how she has built a prominent marketing company from scratch. Much of her work focuses on sustainability and helping clients “green” their companies. Her lecture will take place in Brubaker 102.

Internship and Job Fair, March 31

“Does your major require an internship, or do you want to explore career options and gain relevant experience? Are you currently seeking employment? If an internship or job is in your future, mark your calendar for Career Development’s Internship and Job Fair on Tuesday, March 31 from 4-6 p.m. in The Chat Performance Area,” says Lisa Endrikat, Assistant Director of Career Development. “Whether you are a first-year student or senior, the fair offers a chance to network with a range of employers seeking Arcadia students for a wide variety of positions.”

Plan on attending? A résumé is the first thing most employers will ask for, so it is highly encouraged to bring several copies, along with a professional and enthusiastic attitude, and dress in business casual attire. Not sure how to write a résumé? Stop by Résumé Riot, March 23-27 in The Chat Performance Area. For more information, contact Career Development at 215-572-2939 or or stop by Knight Hall, Room 133.

TriStyle Fashion Show, April 2

On Thursday, April 2, come out and take a trip down the runway for the 2nd annual TriStyle Fashion Show. The event, hosted by Exalted Movements and co-hosted by the Black Awareness Society and PRIDE, will begin at 8 p.m. in Kuch Center. Admission: $3 for everyone. All proceeds from the show will be donated to charitable organizations.

Beyond Therapy, April 2-11

Beyond Therapy posterArcadia University Theatre presents the Christopher Durang play Beyond Therapy at the MainStage Theatre in the Spruance Fine Arts Center from April 2 to 11. The dates and show times are the following:

  • April 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 at 8 p.m.
  • April 4, 5 and 11 at 2 p.m.

Durang's play is set in 1982 New York City and focuses on the lives of Prudence, a young professional searching for the perfect man, and Bruce, who is confused about who he is looking for but knows he wants someone to love. The two meet by answering personal ads in the newspaper. The play follows Prudence and Bruce as they are counseled by their respective therapists, Drs. Stuart Framingham and Charlotte Wallace.

For ticket reservations, e-mail, 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

Civility in Action Presents Dr. Donald L. Clark, April 6

Dr. Donald L. Clark, President of the Willow Grove Chapter of the NAACP, will lead a discussion about “Civil Rights Issues—Past and Present” on Monday, April 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Kuch Hospitality Suite.

Clark spent 40 years in active education service in the local community and surrounding areas.  He has held several positions in the field including Director of the Bureau of Curriculum and Academic Services in Pennsylvania, Associate Executive Director of the Urban School Development Council and the Board of Montgomery County Human Relations Commission. Clark also was a professor at Rutgers and Trenton State Universities.

Clark founded and directed many community political action coalitions and has served on over 25 boards and commissions during the past decade and provided leadership development to a number of high school and college groups. He provided staff development and technical assistance services to over 10 international educational communities in South Africa, the Caribbean, Canada, Japan, and several European communities. Since retiring in 1996, Clark has remained an active member of the Montgomery County community by heading the Willow Grove Branch of the NAACP, serving on the Abington School District Human Relations Committee, and as the Board Chairperson of the Mt. Airy Cultural Jazz Center. He also continues to provide leadership development to various Parent and Community organizations.

Voice Performance Recital, April 18

On Saturday, April 18 at 7:15 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle, 13 students in the music Voice Performance class will present a free music recital. The students will perform an Italian Art Song, an English Art Song and a musical theatre selection. The recital is under the direction of Elizabeth Murphy, Adjunct Professor of Music. The performance is open to the public.

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 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 Hosts Rider, March 29

The men—and woman—in the Arcadia Men’s Lacrosse Club have two games this weekend. They travel to Albright on Friday, March 27, and have a home game at Enon Fields at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, vs. Rider.

Wesley College Tops Men’s Baseball

(3-14) Wesley College defeated the Knights of Arcadia 10-3 at Enry Field. Wesley College jumped out to a 7-0 lead, which proved too much for the Knights to overcome. Read more.

Men’s Tennis Evens Record

(2-2) The Knights bounced back to even their record to 2-2 overall with a 9-0 win over non-conference opponent Lancaster Bible on Tuesday afternoon at the Weiss Tennis Courts.  Arcadia swept through doubles, pulling out victories from first through third doubles. In singles play, everyone from first to sixth won convincingly. Freshman Max Amiel and Adrian Chan pulled out convincing victories at third and fifth singles. Read more.

Four Knights Honored for Sportsmanship

The Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletics Corporation announced its sportsmanships teams for the winter sports season. These teams, selected by the coaches, include a player from each conference school who has demonstrated exceptional sportsmanship through their actions on and off the field during the season. Senior Blaise Pepitone (men's basketball), graduate student Caitlin Sparks (women's basketball), senior John Konieczny (men's swimming) and sophomore Stephanie Bartolotta (women's swimming) have received this honor for Arcadia.

Women’s Lacrosse Deflates Mighty Macs 11-8

(2-2) After finding themselves down a goal on two separate occassions, Arcadia Women's Lacrosse scored two unaswered goals to close the first half up by one goal and never relinquished the lead en rout to an 11-8 non-conference win over the Mighty Macs of Immaculata University Monday afternoon. Read more.

In the News

Alumni in the News

Susan Savage '74, Secretary of State for Oklahoma, is one of seven women to be inducted into Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame, as reported in the March 17 Journal Record (Oklahoma City, OK). The ceremony will take place on Thursday, March 26, at 3 p.m. at the state capitol.

Savage served as mayor of Tulsa from 1992 to 2002. She was inducted into the Oklahoma Municipal League Hall of Fame for City and Town Officials in 2005, was the 2002 National Conference for Community and Justice Honoree for leadership, received an honorary doctor of laws in 2000 from Arcadia University and is a past recipient of the Oklahoma Human Rights award.

Arcadia in the News

The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.) on March 23 reported that Robin Sosnow of Bethlehem, an International Studies major, is part of a 20-student delegation attending the Harvard World Model UN Conference in The Hague, Netherlands.

The Philadelphia Direct Marketing Association reports on its Web site that on Wednesday, March 25, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle Rose Room, Arcadia’s Business/Health Administration and Economics Department is hosting the PDMA’s Career Event "Getting & Keeping the Job You Love." According to the Web site, “PDMA has developed a timely program for both professional direct marketers engaged in, and students interested in, the field of direct marketing. This evening program will feature two panels of regional experts who will counsel apprehensive professionals and college students alike with practical tips and best practices for getting and keeping a perfectly suited direct marketing career. The cost for PDMA members is $20. Non-members pay $35 and students attend for free. Pre-registration is required.” The panel will be moderated by Dr. Edith C. Krieger, Adjunct Professor at Arcadia University.

Arcadia University was listed in the March 16 Philadelphia Inquirer Business Calendar for an upcoming event being held on March 25. The Philadelphia Direct Marketing Association is holding the seminar “Getting and Keeping the Job You Love” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Arcadia students in the Business, Health Administration and Communications majors can attend the seminar at no cost.

The York, Pa., chapter of the Autism Society of America reports on its Web site about summer education courses at Arcadia, including a special institute on Autism Spectrum Disorders. For more information on the autism institute, visit

Arcadia University’s Grey Towers Castle is mentioned in the Art in America story “Tour America’s Outdoor Art and Architecture.” Read more.

Faculty in the News

Dr. William V. Frabizio, Associate Professor and Chair of Music, served as one of principal judges for the Mellon Annual Jazz Festival, which was held at Villanova University March 20-22.

The festival is devoted to college and university bands and one day is for high school bands. The participants are from the East coast of the U.S., and have gone through a series of state-wide and regional interstate competitions in order to qualify for the final festival at Villanova.

Kathryn Petersen, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts, will appear in Act II Playhouse’s production of Iron Kisses, as reported by The Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia.

Petersen will play the part of Barbara, which playwright James Still originally wrote for her. “I am so happy that Act II is doing Iron Kisses,” says Still, “and over the moon that Harriet Powers, the Associate Artistic Director, has cast Kathryn, who is one of my most favorite actors (and people) in the country. I wrote Barbara with her in my head—so it is a perfect full circle that she will do the play.”

“I love this play and the characters in it,” Petersen adds. “I think of this play as a valentine to the complicated and hard love between adult children and their parents—the kind of love that makes you wants to move as far away as possible and stay home at the very same time.”

The Intelligencer reported March 20 on the Arcadia University Colloquium “Famous Unsolved Cases: O.J. Simpson and JonBenet Ramsey — What Does the Forensic Evidence Have to Say?” featuring Larry Presley, Assistant Professor and Director of the Forensic Science master’s program, on March 24. Read more.

Students in the News

Graduate student Victoria Bastidas is working on an in-depth investigation of the Housenick’s estates species and ecosystem. Located in Bethlehem, Pa., the estate was willed to the township as a park. Bastidas will do site cleanup with volunteer labor and map the site and the species on the estate as part of her master’s degree work, as noted in the Feb. 25 Bethlehem Press.

enrollment management in the News

Mark Lapreziosa, Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management, was quoted in the March 4 Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times in a story about James Kiger, Director of Guidance at Smyrna High School. Kiger was one of 12 high school counselors selected to experience London Preview.

Lapreziosa said the program allows counselors to see what the university’s study abroad program offers so they can better answer questions their students may have.

“The counselors preview program is close to what the students would experience if they were abroad,” says Lapreziosa. “So they talk to their students about it from a personal experience.”

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