March 31, 2009
Arcadia University Bulletin
March 31, 2009 A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events

Campus News

Catch an Arcadia Bus

SEPTA Bus with Arcadia Ad

Remember the car game Punch Buggy? Well, SEPTA's buses are now featuring a little piece of Arcadia. If you see a bus with one of Arcadia’s advertisements on it (as seen in the photo) snap a picture of it with your cell phone or digital camera. Then, send it to or 215-847-1819. One lucky person will be chosen to receive a prize, so start snapping!

Buses housed in the Midvale Garage travel from Montgomery County into Center City, including numerous routes covering north and south Philadelphia, through Center City, NE Kensington, Olney, West Oak Lane, Germantown, Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy and Nicetown. These routes also include the Old York Road corridor to the Willow Grove Mall and Doylestown.

Spring Fling to Take Over Campus, April 16-20

Spring Fling poster
For more details, visit

From April 16 to 20, travel back in time to Ancient Rome for this year’s Spring Fling.  Whether participating in the mini-marathon or enjoying some food and fun at the Blitz! carnival in the Collosseum—the soccer field—students will find lots of fun. Arcadia’s gladiators can try their hand at a variety of challenges from lip syncing their favorite song to taking a turn at the gauntlet, an obstacle course at SPB’s Woodstock. A weekend in Rome wouldn’t be complete without some entertainment, so comedian Daniel Tosh and the band Valencia will be making appearances. There also will be plenty of dancing courtesy of the Knight Club and even some baseball, with $1 hot dogs at a Phillies game. Visit for all the details.

Insects, Humor, Monkeys: Integrative Learning

Living the Promise logoThe new University Seminars program provides a distinctive, evolving set of courses every semester where Arcadia professors explore their passions and help students make vital intellectual connections. Designed to make connections among disciplines and between scholarly ideas and the world beyond the classroom, University Seminars are a showcase of integrative learning at Arcadia.

Some of the hot topics available for Fall 2009: Outcasts, Rebels & Other Normal People ● Everything & Nothing ● Philadelphia Then & Now ● Visualizing Math, Philosophy & Culture ● Born Digital: Voice of the Net Generation ● Insects & Human Society ● Great Trials in History ● Health Psychology ● Education Stories: Films About School & What They Teach Us ● Representations of Spanish Civil War ● What's So Funny About That?: Humor in America ● Astrobiology: Searching for Life in Universe ● Understanding Global News ● Baseball & Beisbol: The Evolution of Race & Ethnicity in the Major Leagues ● Mock Trial Workshop ● Look Who's Talking: Early Language in Toddlers, Monkeys, Bilinguals & Feral Children.

Middle States Accreditation Team Completes Visit

Middle States logoEvery 10 years, colleges and universities are reviewed to see if they meet the standards of excellence expected of them. Part of that review is a visit by representatives from other institutions who will validate what the university says about itself in an extensive Self Study and offer suggestions for improvement. Arcadia’s accreditation team visit occurred Sunday, March 29, through Wednesday, April 1.

“There were several opportunities for everyone to interact with the visiting team, and I thank all of you who participated in those open sessions,” says President Jerry Greiner. At the Exit Interview on April 1, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education team chair read a draft of the team report. “Its outcome will, in part, shape our future. If you haven’t yet read the Self Study, you can find it at MyArcadia under the Middle States tab. You can read the entire study or just the chapters that pertain to your area or grab your interest."

‘Why Photography Matters As Art As Never Before,’ April 11

masonic Temple Philadelphia
Masonic Temple Philadelphia I, 2007, C-print 72 7/8 x 97 1/4 inches (185 x 247 cm)

Art critic and historian Michael Fried examines “Why Photography Matters As Art As Never Before” as part of the exhibition of four, wall-sized, color photographs portraying interiors of local historic landmark buildings by German-based artist Candida Höfer (b. 1944). The lecture is Saturday, April 11, at 4 p.m. in Stiteler Auditorium in Murphy Hall. A public reception in the Arcadia University Art Gallery follows the lecture.

Selected from a larger group of images taken in 2007, Hofer’s photographs depict views within the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Masonic Temple (Corinthian Hall), Fisher Library (University of Pennsylvania), and Beth Sholom Synagogue (Elkins Park). Following her signature approach, Höfer photographed these interiors devoid of people but profuse with signs of human aspiration. The Höfer exhibit is getting rave reviews from critics. Read more.

Saving Money Can Be Beautiful for Campus

Mulching in front of Grey Towers Castle
From left, Dean Brettell and Louis Dennis

Saving money can make for a beautiful campus, especially when the savings translate to daffodils beginning to pop or Knock Out® roses budding all around campus. Recent conservation efforts are coinciding with cost-saving measures while still maintaining a green campus full of natural color, says Tom Macchi, Associate Vice President for Facilities and Capital Planning.

The grounds crew is putting their very personal touch on the campus this year. Instead of hiring a contractor to mulch Arcadia’s beds, for example, the grounds staff members are doing the mulching, and the amount of mulch is being reduced as ivy and different perennial plant materials are planted to create green ground cover. “This results in significant savings, and we’ll have fewer beds to mulch with a better end result, a more green approach,” Macchi says. Other perennials being planted include Liriope, hostas and mums, with blooms appearing from spring through fall.

“Probably 75 percent of the grounds material budget includes installation of these types of perennials,” Macchi adds, “plants that require little water and are very drought tolerant—and beautiful to look at. Knock Out roses are gorgeous. This approach is being applied across the campus footprint, including Oak Summit Apartments and other offices. We’re spending 80 percent less in plant material because it’s renewable. And we’re also reducing what goes into the landfill because we have less cleanup, and leaf collections and other debris goes to Cheltenham Township for reprocessing and composting.” See more at Arcadia Cares: Campus Conservation Efforts.

Scholar on Changes in International Education, April 6

Dr. de Wit
Dr. Hans de Wit will speak at the Castle.

The Arcadia University Center for Education Abroad hosts a lecture by Dr. Hans de Wit, one of the leading scholars in international higher education research, on "Changing Dynamics in International Education and the Need for a Research Agenda." The lecture is free and open to the public on Monday, April 6, at 4 p.m. in the Grey Towers Castle Rose Room.

A question-and-answer session and reception follow the lecture. For more information about the lecture, contact Sarah Barnette at the Arcadia Center for Education Abroad (

De Wit is a private consultant and researcher with de Wit International Higher Education Consultancy. He is Co-Editor of the Journal of Studies in International Education (Association for Studies in International Education/SAGE publishers). In 2005-06, he was a New Century Scholar of the Fulbright Program Higher Education in the 21st Century, and in 1995 and 2006 a visiting scholar in the United States and in 2002 in Australia. Read more.

Communications Student Notches $1,000 Scholarship

Jolynne Holloman
Holloman, second from left

Jolynne Marie Holloman '10, an Honors student and Video/Communications major with a minor in Art at Arcadia University, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship for 2009-10 from the Philadelphia Metro Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication for Outstanding Academic Achievement in a field relating to technical communications. Holloman was presented with the scholarship at the society’s annual conference on March 28 at the Penn State Great Valley auditorium.

Holloman was selected from a pool of applicants from colleges and universities in the metropolitan region of Philadelphia. She was recognized by the selection committee for her excellent academic achievements, exceptional recommendations from professors, intense community involvement, and a strong desire to succeed. She also received a student membership to the Society for Technical Communications.

Class Presents ‘Landfull: Consumption Overload’ in Murphy

Living the Promise logoThe latest exhibit by the Envisioning Sustainability class (University Seminar 281) is called “Landfull: Consumption Overload” and can be seen from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 2. “It is a visual exploration into our own consumption and waste, and it will be a worthwhile show to come and see,” says student Jess Andersen. “It will take place in the turret of Murphy Hall on the second floor across from the auxiliary Mac Lab.” Refreshments will be served.

The Envisioning Sustainability Seminar is co-taught by Gregg Moore, Assistant Professor of Fine Fine Arts, and Dr. Lauren Howard, Assistant Professor of Biology. The course—an example of integrative learning—explores the relationship between contemporary art and environmental science using sustainability (global interdependence) as a conceptual nucleus. The lecture portion of the class includes scientific analysis of data and information and the lab portion is the corresponding creative process (to include long and short-term experimental projects). The class does not unfold in a linear fashion; rather the scientific content forms a framework for the artistic work. The studio art component serves as a lens through which to view issues of sustainability. Public exhibitions of the work developed throughout the course serve to link art and science and visually represent the scientific data and other findings of the course content. Consider the saying “Think globally act locally.” The scientific analysis component is the global, and the experiential creative work (i.e. the collection of personal data and material) is the local. Students make a tangible connection between local choices and their corresponding global effects.

14 Arcadia Students Named to Who’s Who

Who's Who logoCongratulations to the 14 students who have been selected as national outstanding campus leaders. They have achieved the prestigious honor of being named Arcadia University’s 2009 representatives to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. “This honor is awarded to students who display outstanding achievements, not only excelling in scholarly endeavors but also participating and exercising leadership in co-curricular activities,” says Dian Taylor-Alleyne, Assistant Dean of Students for Campus Involvement.

In addition to inclusion in the 2009 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, the following students will be honored at the Annual Student Government Organization Leadership Recognition Night Celebration on Sunday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Stiteler Auditorium: Amanda Heaton Cappella, Amanda Ewald, Anthony Champi, Barry Hendler, Cindy Thilesen, Courtney Elyse LeCompte, Elishia Peterson, Gina Ferrara, Hilda T. Rivera, Maryann Dougherty, Michael Frings, Naida Elena Montes, Randi Hendler, and Victoria Ragone.

Doctoral Students Defend Special Education Dissertations

Kimberly Kircher and Priscilla Jeter-Iles, candidates for the Doctor of Education in Special Education degree, will defend their dissertations on April 13 and April 15, respectively. All faculty members and students of the University are cordially invited to attend the final defense hearing of their doctoral dissertations. 

The final defense hearing for Kimberly Kircher is Monday, April 13, at 11 a.m. in Easton Hall, Room 146. The title of her dissertation is “Functional Behavioral Assessment in Schools: Teacher Knowledge, Perspectives, and Discipline Referral Practices.”

The final defense hearing for Priscilla Jeter-Iles is Wednesday, April 15, at 1:30 p.m. in Taylor Hall, Room 210. The title of her dissertation is “Urban Early Childhood Educators' Beliefs Regarding the Importance and Feasibility of Behavior Support Strategies.”

Green Tip: Leave the Car Behind

Recycle logo"One way to reduce your carbon footprint is to drive less. Driving less saves you gas money," says student Stephanie Clymer. "Enjoy the spring weather… walk or bike instead of driving. Walking and biking are great forms of exercise, plus they’re fun! For longer trips, try the bus or train."

Environmental Network Celebrates the Earth

Participate in the Arcadia Environmental Network’s initiative to help protect and beautify the earth, one task at a time. Throughout April, the organization will sponsor a series of events and trips to help accomplish this goal.

  • Walking Tour of Glenside, April 3
    Get better aquainted with the surroundings and enjoy a leisurely stroll through Glenside on Friday, April 3. The group will depart from Taylor Hall at 3 p.m. This event is free of charge.
  • Park Cleanup, April 18
    Help with a riparian buffer project organized by the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership. Meet at Taylor at 10:30 a.m. to walk to Glenside Elementary School, where the cleanup will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
  • Earth Day Expo, April 22
    On Wednesday, April 22, take part in the Earth Day Expo, held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Alumni Fund Walk of Pride. Enjoy crafts and information from local organizations. Volunteers are welcome. In case of rain, the event will take place in the Kuch Hospitality Suite.
  • YERT Speaker, April 22
    After viewing Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, Mark Dixon decided to travel throughout the United States and identify how global climate changes are affecting the lives of all Americans. Join him in the Calhoun Amphitheater in Boyer Hall for a discussion on Wednesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. For more information, visit
  • Cheltenham Earth Day Festival, April 25
    The festival includes a Trash Art contest. The festival runs from noon to 3 p.m. Meet at Taylor Hall at noon to carpool to the event.

For more information, contact Shayna Devlin at or 513-833-7174.

Craig Culbert, Retired Chemistry Faculty

The University community was saddened to learn of the passing of Craig D. Culbert, retired Assistant Professor of Chemistry, who passed away on Friday, March 27. Culbert began his teaching career at Arcadia in 1963. In 1977 he was the recipient of the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. Culbert retired from Arcadia in 1993. He earned a Master of Arts degree from Temple University in 1952 and a B.S. degree in 1948 from Haverford College. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Service of Remembrance on Saturday, April 4, at 1 p.m. in the Chadwick and McKinney Funeral Home, 30 E. Athens Ave., Ardmore, Pa. 19003, where visitors may call after noon. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to either a Parkinson's, Cancer, or Heart organization.

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.


Summer Courses? Special Discounts Offered

Spring/Summer Course ListingsSummer course registration—for undergraduate, graduate and online courses—is open now. For a complete listing of options, visit 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.

Interested in Grad School? Open House April 15

Students interested in graduate programs at Arcadia are invited to attend a Graduate Open House on April 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. Register Online or call toll-free 1-877-ARCADIA (1-877-272-2342) to reserve a space. Programs featured are Education, Counseling Psychology, English, Humanities, M.B.A., Public Health and Health Education.

At the Open House, faculty and staff will answer questions one-on-one, and students can meet with financial aid counselors. Read more about the Open House.

Celebrate Administrative Professionals Day, April 22

Recognize the outstanding work of the administrative professionals in your office with assorted tea cookies in a gift tin, vanilla or chocolate cake with butter cream icing, or assorted chocolate truffles in a gift tin. Items can be delivered throughout campus or picked up in the Dining Hall. E-mail orders to by April 17. View order form.

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.

Honors 201 Class Hosts ‘Kill a Corolla,’ April 2

CorollaFeeling stressed? You can relieve that stress on April 2 between 5-7 p.m. when the Honors 201 class holds “Kill a Corolla” by taking some whacks at a junker Corolla in the parking area of Knight Hall. Three hits cost $2, eight hits cost $5. All proceeds will go to Cradles for Crayons.

The Honors course is titled “Arcadia Gives Back.” The students in this course “developed a campaign called “Turn the Tide,” with a mission to simply wake people up, get them to notice the power of kindness inside of them and to inspire it in those around them,” says Adjunct Professor Nancy Walsh. “The students are trying to make a small difference right here on campus by posting uplifting, inspiring flyers around campus, asking people to tell them about acts of kindness they witness, and planning this event with proceeds going to Cradles to Crayons.”

TriStyle Fashion Show, April 2

On Thursday, April 2, come out and take a trip down the runway for the second 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 is$3 for everyone. All proceeds from the show will be donated to charitable organizations.

Noakes Explores Police-Protester Clashes, April 2

The Faculty Forum features Dr. John Noakes, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, on “More Than a March in a Circle: Policing and Protests in the 21st Century” Thursday, April 2, at 4 p.m. in the Kuch Hospitality Suite. “The images of police use of violence against American political protesters in the 1960s and early 1970s are so iconic that I can evoke them by naming the cities in which they occurred—Birmingham, Selma, Chicago, and Kent, Ohio,” says Noakes. “Most of us, however, would be hard pressed to name another police-protester street clash between the mid-1970s and the WTO protests in Seattle in 1999. In this discussion we explore what happened in the relatively quiescent final quarter of the 20th century, why street clashes returned in Seattle, and what happened to global justice movement.” For more information, contact Dr. Julia Plummer, Dr. Eleonora Bartoli, Linda Brasel, Dr. Louis Friedler, or Dr. Lauren Howard.

Beyond Therapy Opens on MainStage, 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.

"As a product of the '80s I am pleased to be directing Beyond Therapy, a play written in the 1980s and to be set in the 1980s," says director Peter Reynolds. Reynold's decision to direct and have the performance reference the 1980s was based on a quote from Durang saying, "Of all the plays, this one has the most pop references that tie it to the period." See who's in the play and read more.

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.

Taking Root: Story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Laureate, April 8

Taking Root posterArcadia University Community Cinema presents Taking Root on Wednesday, April 8, at 7:15 p.m. in The Chat Performance Area in the Dining Complex. Taking Root tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy—a movement for which this charismatic woman became an iconic inspiration.

Independent Lens is jointly curated by ITVS and PBS and is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a private corporation funded by the American people, with additional funding provided by PBS and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional sponsorship is provided by WHYY Philadelphia. Visit for more information.

An Evening with Tobias Wolff, April 14

Tobias Wolff

Arcadia University's Distinguished Speaker Series is honored to present award-winning author Tobias Wolff on Tuesday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Murphy Hall, Stiteler Auditorium.

The reading is free and open to the public. Arcadia University is located at 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, Pa. For more information about arts and cultural events at Arcadia University, visit

Wolff's books include the memoirs This Boy's Life and In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of the Lost War, the short novel The Barracks Thief, the novel Old School, and four collections of short stories: In the Garden of the North American Martyrs, Back in the World, The Night in Question and, most recently, Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories. Read more.

Walking To Cure MS—One Step at a Time, April 16

The Arcadia community is invited to join in the Annual Walk for Wellness on Thursday, April 16, at noon on the Alumni Fund Walk of Pride. The goal of the walk is to bring the University and the surrounding Montgomery County communities together to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Delaware Valley chapter. There will be vendors, information, raffles and prizes. To sign up to walk, contact Lorraine Yearicks, Senior Human Resources Administrator. Admission to the Health Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. is free.

“We chose the Multiple Sclerosis Society because it is a nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to educate and support those with MS as a major health problem through research, education, advocacy, and service,” says Claire A. Washington, Director of Student Health Services. “Students from the Public Health and Health Education programs suggested this year’s organization.”

The aim of the Society’s research program is to determine the causes of MS and to support efforts to prevent and cure the disease. For more information on MS, visit

Make your Own Peculiar Plushie, April 16

Peculiar Plushies
A peculiar plushie puppy.

“Want to make your own peculiar plushie? Want to benefit a great cause? Then come to Build Day in the Little Theatre Costume Shop and get creative,” says Alisa Kleckner, Costume Shop Supervisor. To find the shop, come in the front door, through the vestibule, up the stairs to the right. Build Days are Wednesday, April 7, and Tuesday, April 14, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Students also are invited to “come and bid on your favorite Peculiar Plushie! A whole family of strange and twisted, but always lovable creations to take home with you!” Arcadia’s Theatre Costume Shop and Politically Incorrect are preparing for the Second Annual Peculiar Plushie Silent Auction on Thursday, April 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in The Chat. They and need help from students, faculty and staff to design plushies and donate them to the auction. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the A.B. Day School’s Art Department. For more information, cotanct Alisa Kleckner at View more photos.

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.

English Students Plan Egg Hunt to Fight Hunger, April 19

A small group of students from an English 102 class taught by Helene Klein is having an egg hunt on Sunday, April 19, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Grey Towers Castle Grand Hall, Rose Room and Landing. For students who want to participate, the cost is $1 and donations are sought to go to Heifer International to fight world hunger and poverty. The eggs will contain candy or raffle tickets for prizes.

“Our class has to do a portfolio assignment for our final, and one of our options was to do some sort of community service that relates to our culture. Some of the community service ideas that we thought of were going to a nursing home, a bake sale, visiting a group home, and an egg hunt. Four students, myself included, really wanted to do the egg hunt because it would benefit the Arcadian community by creating an event where students can come together and help support others,” says Angelica Santos. “We will donate the proceeds to Heifer. We split up the tasks, so one person is in charge of getting permission, one person is in charge of fliers and public relations, another is in charge of getting the eggs and candy, and the fourth person is in charge of getting donations."

Campus Happenings

Knight of Comedy Draws Big Laughs

Tom Ferguson

On Saturday, March 7, the Arcadia community gathered in Stiteler Auditorium anticipating a night of laughter as Arcadia’s amateur comedians competed to be crowned the first Knight of Comedy. Performers were selected during a tryout in February and had a few weeks to polish their routines before the competition. When all jokes and gags were said and done, Tom Ferguson was named the winner. View photos.

Media Guests, Students Hold Roundtable

Area media representatives gathered in Brubaker Hall on Monday, March 30, to talk about the relationship between media and public relations people. The "Media Roundtable" has become an annual event attended by students of Adjunct Professor Lou Grossman's CM 317 Public Relations class and Adjunct Professor Larry Atkins' EN 318 Journalism II class. Participating this year were Linda Loyd, business reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer; Tim Panaccio, former Inquirer sports reporter and now reporter for Comcast SportsNet; Bruce Gordon, political reporter for Channel 29 Fox Philadelphia; Brian Schiff, producer for Comcast SportsNet; and Zack Hill, senior director of communications for the Philadelphia Flyers.

Arcadia’s Men’s Lacrosse Team Completes Sweep of Albright

On Friday, March 27, the Arcadia University Men’s Lacrosse Club team completed a home and away sweep of Albright College with a hard fought 3-2 overtime victory in Reading. Arcadia had won the previous encounter 6-4 at Arcadia’s Enon Field. Attack man Mark Bauer won it for Arcadia off a feed from midfielder Kyle McIntyre.

Albright dominated play in the first half, which ended with Arcadia trailing 1-0. Arcadia kept the score close because of the efforts of its fine quartet of defensemen, Ryan Babula, Dustin Despres, Ian Magill, and Jackson Woods, and its superb goaltender, Jason Winkler. After reflecting on their first-half performance, the Arcadia men took charge of the second half, with Bauer tying the score at 1-1 in the third quarter. After Albright went ahead 2-1, McIntyre tied the game for Arcadia, 2-2. In overtime, following an outstanding save by Winkler, Arcadia pushed the ball down the field and scored its winning goal.

The victory was aided by the inspired play of attack men Bauer, Dan Phillips, and Zach Wynkoop, whose aggressive riding forced several key turnovers when Albright was trying to clear the ball out of its end. Midfielders Haben Ghebremeschel, Will Ruocco, Josh Sawyer, and Nick Smith ably assisted McIntyre in harassing Albright ball carriers and in setting up Arcadia’s attack men. Arcadia is now 4-1 in its second season. It has home games remaining with Rider College and St. Joseph’s University and road games remaining with Bryn Athyn College and Philadelphia University.

Study Abroad—Foreign Correspondence

‘I Have Learned to Separate People from Their Government’

Deborah Pabon

"Being here has eliminated so many stereotypes about the Middle East that we hear on the news everyday in the states,” says Deborah Pabon, an International Studies student who is studying in Egypt this semester. “The culture is completely different, and it does take a little while to get accustomed to, but it is wonderful. Even with the Khan El- Khalili bombings that took place here just a couple weeks ago, I feel completely safe. I have also learned to separate people from their government. The people here in Egypt have different ideologies than those of their government. I've learned to really love Middle Eastern culture, their music, food, dance, art, and ideology.” Read Pabon’s blog from Egypt. View photos.

Arcadia Student Rows with Oxford’s Crew Team

Rowing at Oxford
Sarah Schwartz '10 rows with the Oxford rowing team.

While overseas studying at Oxford University, English and Pre-Law major Sarah Schwartz '10 has found a new hobby—rowing. When she arrived at Oxford last fall, she decided to join the crew team. It was her first time rowing and she has already been in two competitions. The training is intense, but Schwartz manages to keep up with her schoolwork and have some time left to travel.

The latest competition she completed was called Torpids. Her team competed with the First 8s—the best team at St. Anne’s College.

“I was put in what they call the ‘bottom gut’ of the Isis,” she writers on her blog. “It was such an exciting place to be because that’s where a large amount of the ‘bumping’ occurs. It was so amazing talking with the spectators and being on the other side of the race.” To read more from Sarah, check out her blog.

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

Softball Remains Hot, Sweeps Wesley in Doubleheader

Softball Game

(17-3) Arcadia University's softball team swept a doubleheader match against Wesley College, taking the first game 8-4 before shutting out Wesley, 10-0, in the second game. The Knights improve to 17-3. Read more.

Gallagher Paces Men’s Golf in Third Place Finish at Eastern

(0-2) Arcadia sophomore Kevin Gallagher shot an 83 on the Par-70 6,559-yard course at St. David's Country Club for a fifth-place finish at Eastern University's tri-match Monday afternoon. The hosts shot a team-best 334 to earn the top spot in front of the University of the Sciences, which placed second with 340. Read more.

Men’s Tennis Takes Gwynedd Mercy to the Wire

(2-3) Arcadia Men's Tennis first-year Cory Andrews took Gwynedd Mercy's Eric Trinkle to a third set super tie break situation, and pulled out Arcadia's most impressive win of the day at #3 singles in a non-conference match the Knighs eventually lost 6-3. The Knights fall to 2-3 overall and open Commonwealth play at Lebanon Valley College this Wednesday. Read more.

Women’s Lacrosse Defeated by Moravian

(2-5) The Knights dropped their third straight with a 15-10 loss at non-conference opponent Moravian College. The Knights have scored 10 or more goals in five of seven games this season, a feat they only accomplished seven of 15 times in 2008.

In the News

Arcadia in the News

“Famous Unsolved Cases: O.J. Simpson and JonBenet Ramsey—What Does The Forensic Evidence Have to Say,” by forensics expert Larry Presley was listed in the March 9 The Reporter (Lansdale, Pa.). The colloquium was held on March 24.

The Linux PR Web site features news of the new Landman Library catalog, announced Feb. 16, noting that Arcadia is using LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, for its new online services—a collection of online resources, databases (proprietary and open content) and the library catalog—accessible to all Arcadia University faculty and students. The Landman Library Catalog search provides a fast, user-friendly search interface to the entire collection.

The Kent State student news source KentNewsNet reported April 1 the story “Kent State looks to increase Chinese enrollment: For every 50 international students, the university receives around $1 million more in revenue, vice provost says.” The article quoted Dr. Steve Michael, Kent State’s Vice Provost and soon to be Arcadia’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. "A university that is not preparing its students for the global market has failed already," Michael was quoted as saying. "So whatever we're doing, we must connect all our students to that world."

Alumni in the News

Veronica Joyner, who earned an M.Ed. in Leadership in 2002, and Lawrence Jones Jr., who received an M.Ed in Elementary Education in 1999 and his Principal Certificate in 2004, were quoted in Philadelphia Inquirer story, “Charters write a voluntary ‘code of accountability,'” on March 5.

In releasing a new voluntary code of ethics, Lawrence Jones, Jr., President of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Charter Schools, was quoted as saying, “Part of what charter schools are about is transparency.” “I don’t believe any of our schools have anything to hide, and this document says that.”

As the article stated, “The coalition’s 'code of accountability' lays out strict performance standards in academics, ethics, governance and finances. It marks the first time charter schools have attempted to police themselves since 1997, when the first such schools opened in the stated.” Jones says, “This code, rather, is a statement of what we believe our charter schools are already doing.”

Jones made his comments during a news conference at the Math, Civics and Sciences Charter School.

Joyner, who is chief executive officer of Math, Civics and Sciences, said it was unfair to the other to charters in Philadelphia to be blamed for the problems that have surfaced at three. Read more.

Eva Monheim '01M.A.E. will present “Front and Back Door Gardening” at the 13th Annual Home Gardeners’ School on Saturday, on April 4 at Neumann College in Aston, Pa., as reported in the Garnett Valley Press (Glen Mills, Pa.) on March 18. For more information visit or contact Monheim also has a degree in Art and Horticulture from Penn State University and studied for a year in England. During her 30-year career, she has given more than 1,000 lectures on gardening and has had scores of gardening articles published. 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, and Derek Tracey '11. Photos: Joshua Blustein. Web Producer: Purnell Cropper, University Relations. Managing Editor: Lori Bauer, University Relations.

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