October 20, 2009
Arcadia University Bulletin
October 20, 2009 A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events

Campus News

Alumni and Families Enjoy Homecoming at Fall Fest

by Georgene Pilling '04M, Director of Alumni Relations

Alumni and Families Enjoy Homecoming at Fall Fest
Fireworks—an annual favorite at
Fall Fest.

Over 800 students, alumni, family members, faculty and staff filled the campus over Fall Fest weekend Oct. 9-11 to enjoy a multitude of activities that appealed to every age and interest. Student clubs lined the Walk of Pride, and members painted children’s faces and children painted pumpkins’ faces while fans cheered on men and women’s soccer, field hockey and volleyball games—Go Knights!

A hearty group of alumni rode their bikes through Fairmount Park to Manayunk, and more than 40 athletes returned to campus for the women’s alumni soccer match, organized by Coach Richard Brownell, that was well-played in spite of the drizzly weather. Read more.

Celebrity Grillers Serve More than 1,600 Hot Dogs

Mark Curchack (left)
and Keith Cook prepare hot dogs for the crowd.

Food is an integral part of athletic events, mused Professor Dick Wertime, an avid Phillies fan, acclaimed author and Director of the Master’s programs in English and Humanities. He might not have imagined that faculty and staff Celebrity Grillers could serve more than 1,600 free hot dogs at three Arcadia Knights sporting events, but he accurately predicted the sense of community that arose as hundreds of faculty, staff and students gathered around the grill and cheered the Knights to victory.

Truth be told, the three teams of Celebrity Grillers had help from Arcadia’s Celebrity Professional Grillers—Keith Cook, Catering Supervisor, and Jen Rodolfo, Director of Catering for Parkhurst Dining Services. As more and more students arrived, Cook and Rodolfo kept the pre-cooked dogs coming and the hot chocolate flowing, even adding veggie dogs and garden burgers to the final day of grilling.

In addition to being fans, many of the Celebrity Grillers were former athletes themselves. José Dieudonné, Arcadia’s Chief Information Officer, played soccer for the Haitian National Team. View more photos at www.facebook.com/arcadia.university.

Rose Talks about Being a Dad with A.L.S.

Rose Talks about Being a Dad with A.L.S.
Rose

The New York Times' Oct. 20 Patient Voices features men and women with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or A.L.S., the degenerative neurological condition known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. One of those voices is Dr. Wesley Rose, Assistant Professor of Biology at Arcadia University. Karen Barrow, a Times producer, spoke to “Rose, 37, a father of two young boys in Glenside, Pa., who shared his fears with his wife about the effect his illness would have on his sons.”

“I was upset what kind of life my boys would have with a disabled father,” Rose told the Times, “and she said, ‘If you’re strong with this, they’ll learn strength from you.’ I really am trying to make this as positive as possible for them, to make it a learning experience rather than a whole lot of negativity.” Hear what Rose has to say about living with A.L.S.

Student Art Gallery Opens in Landman Library

Student Art Gallery Opens in Landman Library

Art and Design students now have a new place to display and share their work with the Arcadia community—a new Student Art Gallery in Landman Library. The Student Art Gallery is located on the lower level of the library in the former microfiche room.

The Art and Design Department opened the gallery with FADE, a freshman exhibition, on Oct. 20. There are 19 works in the show, including 14 two-dimensional works made with a variety of materials including conte pencil, charcoal, sharpie, ink and pencil. There are five superhero costumes made with a variety of materials including fabric, copper, embroidery thread, fake leaves, rocks and bells. “The 2D work ranges in size from 8.5"x11" to 18"x36" and the 3D work is life-size since they are costumes the students wore for critique,” says Carole Loeffler, Assistant Professor of Art and Design and Coordinator of Foundations.

“The Landman Library Student Gallery exists to showcase work made and installed by students. It is important for our students to learn the professional practice of installing an exhibition and to begin to understand the effect of their work on an audience,” adds Loeffler. The jurors for FADE were Art and Design faculty members Karen Misher and Maryann Worrell, and the student juror was Lydia Jacobs '10.

Late Knights Ahead: John Rush, Midnight BINGO, and Mr. Beaver

By Leandra Cameron '10

On Friday, Oct. 23, John Rush will perform at The Chat at 10 p.m. A virtual “Human IPod,” Rush will take you on a musical journey like no other one-man show can. Singing and playing various instruments (guitar, bass, harmonica, piano, saxophone, banjo, keyboard and percussion), John Rush plays his own original music as well as popular songs. Rush has been recognized as Entertainer of the Year by Campus Activities Magazine and also has been named Campus Musician of the Year. If you’re up for seeing a very unique performance like no other, you must come and see Rush. Rush could teach a thing or two about multi-tasking with such complex performances. Read more.

Last Weekend: Coffeehouse, Dorney Park, and More

Slam poets The Dynamic Duo performed on campus Saturday, Oct. 17. (Photos)

By Leandra Cameron '10

If you didn't attend Friday's Coffeehouse session, you surely missed out. PRIDE, in conjunction with Student Activities, hosted a very unique Coffeehouse at The Chat. Instead of showcasing performers, the event embraced the Arcadia Community and let students recite poems of others or original works related to the LGBQIAP community. The night was one of dramatic expression as well as humor.

On Friday, Oct. 16, the movie Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince was shown at The Chat, sponsored by Student Activities. This very popular movie featured the continuation of the well-known Harry Potter book series. In Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he finds a book marked mysteriously, "This book is the property of the Half Blood Prince." The book helps him excel in potions class and teaches him a few dark and dangerous ones along the way. There was a great turnout for the film viewing. Audience members also enjoyed cookie decorating. Read more.

PT Faculty: “We Decided To Focus Our Giving on Our Students”

Weena Dee '09, Robinson Thankachan '09, Andrea Fuse '09 and Kristin Personius '09 at the Physical Therapy Commencement Ceremony.

Faculty members in the Department of Physical Therapy have established an endowed scholarship to help assist students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program and to get involved in At Home & In the World—The Campaign for Arcadia University. Arcadia’s PT program already is distinguished as being rated among the best in the nation, due to the excellence of its faculty and program.

“Our faculty decided to make a combined gift in order to have a larger overall impact. They recognize that Arcadia has assisted them in many ways, including giving them opportunities for professional development and advancement and providing tuition remission for family members,” says Jan Tecklin, Professor of Physical Therapy, who helped to lead the scholarship initiative. Read more.

To the Stars: First-Year Seminars Visit Star Trek Exhibit

To the Stars: First-Year Seminars Visit Star Trek Exhibit
Students and faculty in transit to Star Trek: The Exhibition at the Franklin Institute.

By Michael Feeney '10

As part of Arcadia's commitment to integrative learning, students from three first-year seminars recently attended Star Trek: The Exhibition at the Franklin Institute. The three seminars were The Night Skies of Pennsylvania, led by Assistant Professor of Education and Coordinator of Science Education Julia Plummer; Travel To The Stars: Science Fiction From Star Trek, Star Wars, and Beyond!, taught by Associate Dean of the Honors Program and English Instructor Bill Meiers' '93M, '96M; and The World of King Arthur: From Malory to Monty Python, taught by Linda Pizzi, Director of the Education Enhancement Center.

The Franklin Institute Web site describes the exhibit as featuring "the world's most comprehensive collection of authentic Star Trek objects and transports visitors into parallel universes of the future and past." Read more.

Parkhurst Dining Services Proudly Presents Traveling Chefs

A team of chefs from the Parkhurst Family of accounts brings the finest and freshest in world cuisine to the Dining Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. "You won’t want to miss this special event as our talented chefs prepare tantalizing cuisine with an international flair right before your eyes," says Sara Goodwin, General Manager of Parkhurst Dining Services.  The menu features bombay shrimp, chicken with mushrooms and butternut squash coulis, pasta with tomatoes, basil and arugula, and Venezuelan masa arepas.

Free HIV Tests on Campus, Nov. 3

“Getting tested for HIV takes just 20 minutes—and it’s free,” says Tracy Pointon, a Master of Public Health student who is working on a class project—called 9|30 based on statistics of the number of people infected with HIV in the United States—with Keeley Creasey and Kelly Sykes to measure awareness and use of HIV Rapid Testing among Arcadia undergraduate and graduate students. “Now you have no excuse not to know. Come receive a confidential HIV test and counseling for free on campus Nov. 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Student Health Center (Heinz Hall) Just a swab of your mouth, and results in 20 minutes.” This testing is sponsored by the 9|30 project and conducted by Care/Family Planning Council.

One Semester… Infinite Possibilities

“Explore a new part of the country. Enhance your résumé. Expand your horizons. Study a new subject, work with exceptional faculty, experience a different geography, secure the perfect internship, engage in community service and meet students from another part of the country or world,” says Dr. Ellen Skilton-Sylvester, Director of Global Connections at Arcadia. “There are many ways to fulfill your Global Connections Experience, including the Student Exchange program through the New American Colleges & Universities.”

The deadline for applying for a Domestic Exchange semester in the spring is Nov. 1. A semester at Whittier College in California, Elon University in North Carolina, or Wagner College in New York fulfills the Global Connections Experience element of the Undergraduate Curriculum. Read more about Arcadia’s Study Away Student Exchange Program. For more information, contact Dr. Ellen Skilton-Sylvester, Professor of Education, TESOL Programs Coordinator and Director of Global Connections.

Seasonal Flu Vaccination Clinics This Week

Seasonal flu vaccination clinics will be held in Student Health Services. Note that this vaccination is for the seasonal flu, not the H1N1 (swine) flu. Vaccinations are available on a first-come, first-served basis on Wednesday, Oct. 21, and Thursday, Oct. 22. The cost is $10 for students and $20 for faculty and staff. More info.

Academic Regalia Can Be Purchased at Discount, Nov. 3

Faculty and administrators interested in owning academic regalia can place orders with a representative from Oak Hall Cap and Gown on Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Rose Room Turret of Grey Towers Castle. This will be the only time that the representative will be on campus. Samples of various gowns will be available. “As an incentive to owning your attire, there will be a one-time only special offer that day for doctoral attire priced at $120,” says Donna Whitlock of University Relations. “This price includes a robe, hood and tam. This offer is only good on Nov. 3 the day of the visit. The fabric of the gown is polyester, and the doctor tam is synthetic velvet. Master attire also is available for cost of $75. This is a one-day special attire offer, and all orders are payable by check only. No credit cards are accepted. Read more.

Faculty and Staff Can Rate Arcadia as Employer

Arcadia University is participating in the 2010 Philadelphia Top Workplaces program. This program identifies the top workplaces in the Delaware Valley based on the opinions of employees. Arcadia faculty and staff have received an e-mail with a link to a short survey to rate Arcadia as an employer. This short survey can be completed in five minutes. The survey must be competed by Friday, Oct. 23. The research for this list is being carried out by WorkplaceDynamics, an independent research company. Responses to the survey will remain completely confidential.

Campus Achievement Award: Apply by Nov. 2

Full-time undergraduate students who are involved on campus are encouraged to apply for the Campus Achievement Award. Students must demonstrate service and leadership on Arcadia’s campus or in the local community and have financial need and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above. The deadline to apply is Nov. 2 for consideration for the spring 2010 semester. Click here for an application.

Scholarly and Creative Accomplishments

Rawlins, Alum Illustrate Tetrapod Remains for Academy Article

Rawlins, Alum Illustrate Tetrapod Remains for Academy Article
Caption: Scott Rawlins (Fig. 2B and C) and Kyle Kuckenbill (Fig. 2 A,D,E-H).

Many of the illustrations in the article “Late Devonian tetrapod remains from Red Hill, Pennsylvania, USA: how much diversity?” were generated by Scott Rawlins, Professor Art and Design, or by his former student, Kyle Luckenbill, who graduated from Arcadia in 2002 with a B.A. in Scientific Illustration. The paper was published in May 2009 by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and authored by Ted Daeschler (Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences), Jennifer Clack (Cambridge University, England) and Neil Shubin (University of Chicago). “It is interesting to note that when Kyle was approached to work on some drawings, he was given a copy of some I'd done earlier and told to make his look like mine,” says Rawlins, and the result is that the two styles match so well it’s difficult to tell which artist did which illustration. Read more.

4 Barrymore Awards for Petersen’s Cinderella

4 Barrymore Awards for Petersen’s Panto
Petersen

A panto co-written by Kathryn Petersen, Assistant Professor of Theater Arts, received four Barrymore Awards on Oct. 5 in an awards ceremony at the Walnut Theater in Philadelphia. The awards were for Best Production of a Musical, Best Original Music, Best Direction of a Musical, and Best Ensemble.

"My collaborators and I have been working on pantos for seven years now," says Peterson. "I was thrilled. Cinderella was the sixth; Snow White in Follywood, which goes into rehearsal next week, will be the seventh. These awards mean for me that this very populist form of theater is also recognized by my Philadelphia peers as having artistic merit....which has been one of my aims as a writer." Petersen wrote Cinderella with Michael Ogborn for the People's Light and Theatre Company’s annual family holiday show in December 2008.

Grady Speaks at Royal Holloway University of London

Grady Speaks at Royal Holloway University of London
Grady

Dr. Hugh Grady, Professor of English and one of the foremost current authors on Shakespeare, conducted a postgraduate workshop on “Shakespeare and Impure Aesthetics” at the Royal Holloway University of London, Humanities and Arts Research Centre on Wednesday, Oct. 21.

The Aesthetics and Subjectivity Conference, according to the Royal Holloway Web site, “brings together some of the most exciting writers working today on this cluster of topics. We are delighted to welcome from Arcadia University Professor Hugh Grady, author most recently of Shakespeare and Impure Aesthetics (CUP 2009) and Professor Andrew Bowie, recognised expert in the field and author of Aesthetics and Subjectivity: from Kant to Nietzsche (2nd ed. Manchester University Press 2003)…. ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,’ they say. But recent critics writing on the aesthetic argue such sentiments reduce artistic experience to relativism and commodification. Rather than merely absorbing beauty into subjectivity, such critics contend that art—as art—is deeply and dynamically dialectical; it creates a productively provocative tension with the person(s) who hear, watch or read it.” Read more.

Arcadia Junior Publishes First Novel

Arcadia Junior Publishes First NovelSiobhan Nichols, a junior English literature major, has published her first novel, The Darling Rebels, which was released on Sept. 30 through Diversion Press. This young adult novel traces the story of Charlotte, a girl trapped in the expectations of society and the prescribed routines of her day. However, everything changes when she meets two boys and falls in love with one of them. Charlotte is willing to risk her place in society for a boy with only love to offer. This is the first of a planned trilogy that will carry on the story but will tell from a different character’s point of view. The book is currently available through Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com.

Spitzer Kim Writes Chapter on Genetic Counseling Interviewing

Kathryn Spitzer Kim, Adjunct Professor of Genetic Counseling at Arcadia since 2004, is one of the featured authors in the just-released second edition of A Guide to Genetic Counseling. A Guide to Genetic Counseling was the first genetic counseling textbook and has been a major contribution to the training of genetic counselors.

“Kathryn wrote the chapter on ‘Interviewing,’ drawing upon her 25 years in the field,” says Kathy Valverde, Assistant Professor and Director of Genetic Counseling. “The chapter aims to help genetic counselors understand and plan one of the key phases of a genetic counseling session and to set the stage for more effective and satisfactory genetic counseling interactions.” Spitzer Kim is Arcadia’s Coordinator for Counseling Education and teaches courses in the first and second years of the program. She also works with the other faculty and clinical supervisors around internship issues.

Upcoming Events

Art Gallery: Fictions + Facture: Recent Work by Dennis Kuronen, through Oct. 25

Art Gallery: Fictions + Facture: Recent Work by Dennis Kuronen, through Oct. 25
Fictions + Facture: Recent Work by Dennis Kuronen enters its final two weeks on display at the Arcadia University Art Gallery.

The Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to present Fictions + Facture: Recent Work by Dennis Kuronen from Sept. 8 to Oct. 25. Kuronen, a resident of Glenside, taught at Arcadia and chaired the Art Department from 1988-93.

For the last 40 years, Kuronen, a resident of Glenside, Pa., has combined dual careers in the fine arts and design. He began his studies as a painting and sculpture major at the University of South Dakota before earning his M.F.A. at the University of Nebraska. He moved to Philadelphia in 1979 to teach at Arcadia University, eventually serving as Chair of the Art Department between 1988 and 1993. He then became founding director of a new program in graphic design at Philadelphia University, where he eventually served as the interim dean of the institution’s newly formed School of Design and Media. Read more.

Arcadia University Theater: Home, Oct. 22 - 31

Theater Season Opens with the Tony Nominated Play HomeArcadia University Theater opens its 2009-10 season with Home a Tony Award nominated play by Samm-Art Williams and directed by Mark Wade, Assistant Professor and Director of Theater Arts at Arcadia, on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 8 p.m. on Arcadia’s MainStage.

Home, by playwright Samm-Art Williams, is the story of Cephus Miles, a young farmer in fictitious Cross Roads, North Carolina, who is content to work the land until his life is turned upside down by his girlfriend's sudden departure. The play, which is directed Mark Wade, explores the true meaning of "home" and wrestles with the notion that it may be far more challenging to cut ourselves free from our roots than we realize.

  • Oct. 22-24, 29-31 at 8 p.m.
  • Oct. 24, 25, 31 and Nov. 1 at 2 p.m.

For more information and ticket reservations, call 215-572-2112 or e-mail arcadiatheatre@arcadia.edu.

Arcadia, Neighbors Invited to Transition Cheltenham, Oct. 22

Members of the Arcadia University community and the neighboring communities of Abington, Springfield and Philadelphia are invited to a Community Building Symposium called “Transition Cheltenham: wakening the Genius of Our Community to Build Our Resilient and Self-Reliant Future” on Thursday, Oct. 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Stiteler Auditorium.

“Come join us as we look to catalyze our local economy, food, clean transport, artisans, health, energy conservation and solar,” says Bill Mettler of Quiet Riot. The event is produced by TC Initiating Team and Arcadia’s master’s program in International Peace and Conflict Resolution. “Bring a treat or snack to share. Wear comfortable clothes and bring your re-useable cup. This is a zero-waste event,” adds Mettler. Read more.

Study Away Info Sessions, Oct. 28

Study Away Info Sessions Begin Sept. 9
Photo by Kacie Mischler '11

Meet with Arcadia students who have studied abroad, learn about costs and financial aid, discuss program options for individual majors, and discover academic policies and program deadlines during a Study Away Information Session.

Information Sessions are scheduled for Nov. 3 and Nov. 11 at noon in The Chat Meeting Room. And for Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. in the University Room, Landman Library. For more information contact the Office of International Services at 215-572-2867 or visit Taylor Hall, Room 110.

Guest Speaker: Darwin and Theology, Oct. 28

J. Wentzel van Huyssteen, the James I. McCord, Professor of Theology and Science at Princeton Theological Seminary, will talk about “Darwin and Theology: Why Hominid Evolution Holds the Key to Personhood” on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 7 to 10 p.m. in Brubaker Hall 101. The community is invited to this free public lecture, which is hosted by the Arcadia University Department of Philosophy and Religion and sponsored by a grant from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Film: American Violet, Oct. 28

On Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. there will be a screening of the film American Violet in The Chat. The film depicts the story of a single African-American mother struggling to clear her name after being wrongly accused and arrested for dealing drugs. The screening is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Office of Student Activities, the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the ACT101 Program, and the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice.

Haunted Castle Tours on Halloween Night, Oct. 31

The Society for Castle Restoration (SRC) hosts “The Haunted Castle” in Grey Towers Castle on Halloween night, Saturday, Oct. 31. The Haunted Castle is open to campus and local community members form 7 to 10 p.m. and is open to the campus community until midnight. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children and students with ID. The event is open to everyone and features a child-safe tour as well as a tour for older students and adults. For more information about the event, contact SRC at src@arcadia.edu or Student Activities at 215-572-4082.

Games at Knight, Nov. 5

The Learning Resource Network is hosting a game night on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 4 to 7 p.m. in 142 Knight Hall. There will be prizes, music, pizza, snacks, and a special raffle. For more information, contact Debra Golaszewski, Advising and Tutoring Coordinator, at 215-517-2639 or golaszed@arcadia.edu.

Author of LOVE Park Jim Zervanos Comes to Arcadia Nov. 6

Author of LOVE Park Jim Zervanos Comes to Arcadia Nov. 6
Zervanos

Arcadia’s Visiting Writers Series presents Jim Zervanos, novelist and short story author, on Friday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Rose Room of Grey Towers Castle. Zervanos will read from his recent novel LOVE Park, which has received rave reviews for his portrayal of a colorful Greek family living in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love. A question-and-answer session follows the lecture, which is free and open to the public.

Zervanos’s fiction has appeared, most recently, in the Cimarron Review, Green Mountains Review, and Philly Fiction, a collection of short stories featuring Philadelphia writers. His fiction also has appeared in the Chicago Quarterly Review, Hawaii Review, Cream City Review, Failbetter.com, and Folio, which recognized his short story “Church Camp” as the journal’s best of 1999. Born in Lancaster, Pa., he earned his B.A. and M.A. from Bucknell University, where he was an Academic All America baseball player and, upon graduation in 1992, won the William Bucknell Prize for English.

Since 1995 Zervanos has taught English at Penncrest High School in Media, Pennsylvania. He a has been a contributor at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and is a graduate of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, N.C. He spent a year living in Athens, Greece, where he finished writing LOVE Park. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife.

Marketing Director for St. Mary Medical Center, Nov. 11

The Arcadia University Healthcare Administration Student Society will host Patrick Donohue, Director of Marketing and Communications for St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pa., on Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Brubaker 301. “St. Mary Medical Center has been recognized nationally for its dynamic advertising and marketing efforts, making it one of the premier medical centers in the region. Come hear the story behind this very successful campaign,” says Robert H. Kieserman, Adjunct Professor and Adviser for Health Administration. All students and faculty are invited to attend.

Arcadia Alumna and Oklahoma Secretary of State, Nov. 15

Save the date for a lecture with Arcadia alumna and Oklahoma Secretary of State M. Susan Savage '74. Savage will present “Civility in Public Spaces: The Rules of Engagement” at 6 p.m. in the University Room in Landman Library on Sunday, Nov. 15. Refreshments will be served.

Empty Bowl Dinner Fights Hunger, Homelessness, Nov. 16

Empty Bowl Dinner Fights Hunger, Homelessness, Nov. 16
Students make bowls for Empty Bowl Dinner.

Arcadia University holds its annual Empty Bowl Dinner to fight hunger and homelessness on Monday, Nov. 16, in Grey Towers Castle. The community is invited to participate in this service event. Seating is by ticket only, with the first seating from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and the second seating from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Since 1993, Arcadia University has been holding the Empty Bowl Dinner to help fight hunger and homelessness in U.S. cities as well as in other countries. Everyone who attends will get to select a handcrafted bowl made by Arcadia students and local artists in and the around the community. They can then fill their bowls, choosing from an assortment of mouth-watering soups, amazing breads, and desserts—all donated by restaurants and individuals in and around the campus. Read more.

Campus Happenings

Education Students, Two Alumni Honored at Induction

Education Students, Two Alumni Honored at Induction
Education students and alumni were honored at an induction ceremony at Grey Towers Castle. (Photos)

The Education Department honored 44 majors at its annual induction ceremony on Oct. 8 in Grey Towers Castle in a celebration of students passing their PRAXIS I exams and demonstrating professional dispositions throughout their field experiences and coursework. Those students honored applied to the Education program in the sophomore year and had a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Each student received a certificate formally inducting him or her into the Education Department of Arcadia University and indicating that he or she is now an officially designated Pre-service Teacher.

Students honored were: Alexandra Armstrong, Kathryn J. Baker, Maureen E. Bentz, Victoria J. Bollinger, Melanie I. Carty, Kellie L. Clay, Joseph Clementi, Tiffiani Nicole Coper, Ellen E. Costello, Caitlyn Curtis, Amanda V. Decia, Dana N. DiLorenzo, Kristen L. Dovell, Amy L. Dunn, Christina L. Fallstick, Elizabeth A. Gallagher, Christa J. Greagori, Nicole C. Harhart, Jesica K. Hirschhorn, Stephanie L. Hoesch, Stefani L. Jones, Courtney E. Knowlton, Gina LaCroix, Kimberly R. Lane, Sara Ladue, Alice J. Luczak, Danny Ly, Grace Wainwright, Devon S. Weiss, Rebecca G. Wenner, Kaitlyn E. Wright, Kimberly A. Milligan, Stephanie Muraca, Devra L. Nusbaum, Jennifer R. Posey, Jessica A. Richman, Amanda L. Ryan, Sara Ashley Saha, Melissa M. Signore, Timothy S. Smith, Jean E. Stanton, Samantha E. Sunbury, Angela M. Taurino, Stephanie M. Thomas and Samantha R. Troyer. Read more. (Photos)

Final Dissertation Hearing for Christine Bryan

The final defense of dissertation hearing for Christine Bryan, a candidate for the Doctor of Education in Special Education, was Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m. in Taylor Hall 306. The title of her dissertation is “Middle School Parents,’ of Students in Special Education, Perceptions of Their Child’s Self-Determination.”

Sports Update

More than 40 athletes returned to campus for the women's alumni soccer match, organized by Coach Richard Brownell.

Banner Night for O’Malley as Women’s Soccer Tame Pride 4-2

(12-0-3) Junior all conference midfielder Katie O'Malley erupted for 6 points as Arcadia Women's Soccer ran its unbeaten streak to 15 games, knocking off host Widener University 4-2 in a cross-city Commonwealth battle. Sophomores Ashley Knueppel and Stephanie Welch also scored for Arcadia who improves to 12-0-3 and 4-0 in the league standings. Read more.

Womens Volleyball Pulls Off Five-Set League Victory

(11-9) Senior Jennifer Ihle, playing her final home game of her collegiate career was lauded for her leadership prior to tonight's Commonwealth Conference matchup with Lycoming College and was instrumental in the fifth and deciding set as Arcadia knocked off the Warriors of Lycoming College 3-2 in a its most thrilling victory of the 2009 campaign. Read more.

Field Hockey Downed by Blue Jays 

(4-9) The Knights  were unable to overcome a 4-1 deficit at the break falling to Commonwealth foe Elizabethtown College, 6-1. Junior Caroline Champi scored the Knights lone goal. Read more.

Womens Tennis Drops Final Match of Season to Messiah

(9-7) The Knights entered today's match needing a win to qualify for the Commonwealth Conference team championship held in the spring, however, they came up a little short, falling to Messiah 8-1 in today's regular season finale. Arcadia's lone victory came off the racket of senior Irina Samson playing her final regular season match, winning in straight sets 6-3, 6-2 in #5 singles action. Read more.

In the News

Alumni in the News

Forensic Science Alum: Amy Casselberry '09, who earned a Master of Science in Forensic Science, was listed in the Oct. 7 Daily Times-Call (Longmont, Colo.) for taking first place on the 2009 Forensic Science Assessment Test. The paper noted that Arcadia offers one of only 11 FEPAC-accredited master’s programs in Forensic Science.

Alum Celebrates 100th Birthday: Christine Buzby '31, celebrated her 100th birthday on Sept. 29, as reported in the Oct. 14 Huntsville Times (AL). Her granddaughter Susan B. Barnes, who considers her grandmother a role model, is quoted, "Mom graduated from college and held a career in an era when (few) women had the opportunity to do so. She has lived a very full life." Read more.

Arcadia in the News

Arcadia University was mentioned in the York Dispatch Blog Zone on Oct. 14, along with other colleges and universities attending the first York County College Fair on Oct. 21.

“The Mystery of the Known: The Joy, Angst, & Poetry of Math,” a University Colloquium, was listed in the Oct. 16 Montgomery News (Montgomerynews.com). Dr. Marion Cohen was the guest speaker. Read more.

Faculty in the News

Adrienne Redd, Adjunct Professor of English, is featured on the Council on Foreign Relations Web site as a Faculty Spotlight. Redd is teaching a University Seminar on Understanding Global News. The Web site reports that her seminar “combines media analysis and political sociology to create a framework within which undergraduates can make sense of world events as they happen. Students examine news from a variety of sources, such as Reuters, The New York Times, Al Jazeera, and BBC America, as well as policy analysis from Foreign Affairs. The objective of the course is for students to analyze the news by discussing the subtleties of reporting, editing, and imagery. Redd, who was a freelance journalist and documentary filmmaker before returning to graduate school, also teaches courses on cinema and media studies. In October, she will speak at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science on "Voices of the Public Intellectual on Sustainability.”

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