November 3, 2009
Arcadia University Bulletin
November 3, 2009 A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events

Campus News

Celebrity Grillers will serve hot dogs and hot chocolate at this week's men's and women's soccer playoff games.

Playoffs: Men’s and Women’s Soccer Hold Home Field Advantage

The Phillies are headed to N.Y.C. to reclaim the MLB title, but the Arcadia community can still see live playoff action as women’s and men’s soccer vie for Commonwealth glory this week. Today at 2:30 p.m., women’s soccer will battle against Elizabethtown College on Kuch Field in the Commonwealth semifinals. Men’s soccer also must play Elizabethtown College in order to advance to the championship game and take the field at home on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 2:30 p.m. Celebrity Grillers will be on hand for both games, stoking support and serving hot dogs and hot chocolate.

Celebrity Grillers for Tuesday, 2:30 p.m.—Women's soccer playoff

  • Alumni Office: Georgene Pilling '04M and Nancy Woehrle
  • University Relations: Michelle Tooker '07 (former editor of The Tower) and Donna Whitlock '05
  • Document Technologies Inc. (DTI): Luis Centenna

Grillers for Wednesday, 2:30 p.m.—Men's soccer playoff

  • Enrollment Management: Dana Davies, Holly Kirkpatrick, and Dennis Darvas
  • Graduate Studies: Mary Kate McNulty, Anne Leonard, and Jennifer Mitchell

Foehl Crowned Mr. Beaver 2009

By Leandra Cameron '10

Foehl Crowned Mr. Beaver 2009
View hundreds of photos from Mr. Beaver 2009.

On Saturday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m., Student Activities hosted its annual Mr. Beaver Pageant at Kuch Center. This year’s theme was America’s Next Top Beaver. The pageant included entrance, swimwear, talent and formal wear portions, as well as a final question. The Mr. Beaver Pageant was cheerfully hosted by comedian Vidur Kapur.

Eight Arcadia men participated as models and took on another persona or theme for the competition: Charlit Daecharkhom as Chun-Li from Street Fighter, Ray Reinhardt as Lovett from Sweeney Todd, Ian Kippax as Ulla from The Producers, Trevor Foehl as Jim Carrey, Anuj Patel as Taylor Swift, Trevor White as Beyonce, Chris Vansco as Britney Spears, and Ryan Bross as Lady Gaga.

After an intense competition complete with walking the catwalk, creative talent performances, and witty answers to the final question, the winner was announced. Trevor Foehl was crowned Mr. Beaver 2009. “The contestants were amazing, the theme was so perfect, and the overall show was incredible," said Julia Sandrock '11. Following the show, there was a Mr. Beaver Dance in The Chat. The theme was Dress to Impress, and about 200 attendants did just that. (Photos)

Kinsey Sicks Performs at Arcadia, Nov. 3

Kinsey Sicks Performs at Arcadia, Nov. 3

Student Activities hosts The Kinsey Sicks: America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m. in Murphy Hall, Stiteler Auditorium. The show features a mixture of music and comedy from the well-known group, which has performed for 15 years, gracing stages in more than 40 states. Over the years, their award-winning a cappella singing, sharp satire, and over-the-top drag have earned the Kinsey Sicks a diverse and devoted following.

Recently, the group has developed a rabid following on Web sites such as Youtube, Myspace, and Facebook. For more details, visit

Just What Lurks in the Castle Basement and Tunnels?

Just What Lurks in the Castle Basement and Tunnels?

“About 2:30 a.m., Public Safety Officer Roy Surma was on patrol alone in the basement of Grey Towers…. ‘Just as I adjusted my radio, something clamped on my wrist,’ he said, recalling the chilling grip he felt six years ago. ‘Of course, there was nothing around me. What it was, I have no idea.’"

Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Susan Snyder shared the ghost stories of the Castle on the front page of the newspaper on Halloween (Ghost legends thrive at area colleges). Snyder and videographer Ron Tarver got a firsthand look at the tunnels that run beneath Grey Towers. Did Snyder catch a glimpse of any Castle spirits, or did the spirits try to keep their secrets hidden? As the videography team headed toward the tunnel, the camera microphone died, even though the battery had just been charged. When the crew emerged from the tunnel, having traveled underground from the Castle to Murphy, the second microphone had been turned off. Perhaps during that moment underground when John Hagerty stopped and turned out all the lights?

My Descent Underneath the Castle

By Michelle Tooker '07

My Descent Underneath the Castle
More photos from the Tunnel Tour.

The tunnels running underneath Arcadia’s Grey Towers Castle have intrigued generations of students, staff and faculty. I myself have known about them since 2002 when I was a high school senior touring Arcadia. During that tour, the guide described the tunnels and said any student caught sneaking into them would be expelled. As someone fascinated by castles, mansions and the like I knew I had to get into those tunnels at some point. It only took seven years.

Fast forward to 2009. I am now not only an Arcadia alumna, but also a staff member. My position as an employee has already allowed me to go on the roof of the Landman Library, but I was still determined to go underneath the Castle. Read more. (Photos)

Upcoming Late Knights Events

Late Knights EventsOpen Mic Night: The Class of 2012 will be hosting an Open Mic Night in The Chat on Friday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. The Class of 2012 hopes that this will be the launch of many more Open Mic Nights to come.

Late Knight Comedy Club: Beginning Friday at 10 p.m., Student Activities hosts Late Knight Comedy Club in The Chat. The event features Ophira Eisenberg, whose act has been highlighted in Time Out Magazine and the New York Post. Following Eisenberg’s set, Pete Lee will take the stage. Lee made his television debut on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and was recently a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Lee’s comedy album Gasmoney has been featured on XM and Sirius Satellite Radio, too.

Midnight BINGO: Midnight BINGO, sponsored by Student Activities, will be held from midnight until 1 a.m. on Saturday Nov. 7 in The Chat. The game gives players the opportunity to win an array of prizes for simply finding ‘Bingo.’ Come out and try your luck. You could win big.

The Lion King on Broadway: Have you ever heard of a little known animated movie called The Lion King? Of course you have! The Lion King is a cult classic and its Broadway version is just as exciting. On Saturday Nov. 7, SPB will sponsor a trip to N.Y.C. to see the Broadway version of the classic children’s movie for all ages. The event cost is $50, which includes transportation from Arcadia to New York, as well as the show ticket.

Where’s the Spring 2010 Course Schedule?

Where’s the Spring 2009 Course Schedule?It's easy to download a complete and current course listing at Select any live link on that page, "Undergraduate Courses" as an example and with the schedule visible on the screen, select "Acrobat (PDF) file" from the Export drop-down menu, and click "Export". Vew the output by clicking "Open" on the splash screen, or select "Save" to keep a copy.

“During Priority Registration, which begins Monday, Nov. 9, you may find it helpful to download copies at regular intervals as class enrollments change frequently throughout that period,” says Registrar Bill Elnick. “As always, we look forward to your questions and concerns, and hope you'll feel free to email or call 215-572-2100.”

Graduate students and current undergraduate juniors and seniors are eligible to use Self-Service to register online. Other students should bring complaeted registration materials to the Office of the Registrar in Taylor Hall. Read more at

Campaign Kickoff Gala at the Elkins Estate

Campaign Kickoff Gala at the Elkins Estate
On Nov. 14, members of the Arcadia University community will gather at the Elkins Estate for the Campagin Kickoff Gala.

Arcadia is hosting a weeklong celebration to launch At Home & In the World—The Campaign for Arcadia University, and to honor the people who make it possible for faculty and students to contribute to the world in notable ways.

“The kickoff of the Campaign marks the coming together of the University,” says President Jerry Greiner. “As a community, we will achieve the goals set forth in the Campaign and continue to enhance the Arcadia experience for students, faculty, staff and friends of the University.”

University leaders, President’s Circle members, and Covenant Society members will gather on the evening of Saturday, Nov. 14, for the Campaign Kickoff Gala at the historic Elkins Estate on Ashborne Road in Elkins Park. Read more.

PT Students Show Up as Iontophoresis Unit, Neurons, Goniometers

PT Students Show Up as Iontophoresis Unit, Neurons, Goniometers
Physical Therapy students by day, Ninja Turtles by night.

Kathleen Curotto captured the first-year Physical Therapy students getting creative with their costumes. Who else would dress up as an iontophoresis unit, neurons, goniometers. And which Arcadia PT faculty appear as mutant ninja turtles demonstrating Ace bandage wrapping.

Since PT is an evidence-based discipline, an analysis of the costumes shows that an iontophoresis unit, used to treat sweaty palms as charged ions flow through direct current to the skin, actually sounds a bit like Halloween, and Ace bandages have stared in many horror flicks. While a goniometer can be used in signals intelligence to intercept satellite and naval communications, according to Wikipedia, Arcadia’s PT students use one to determine a patient’s range of motion. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, however, first emerged when most of these students were toddlers. (Photos)

14 Students, 1 Staff Inducted in to Psi Chi

14 Students, 1 Staff Inducted in to Psi Chi

On Oct. 25, 14 juniors and seniors and one Arcadia staff member were inducted into Psi Chi, the international psychology honor society. Arcadia’s Psi Chi chapter celebrated its 70th anniversary, the 32nd chapter of now more than 1,000 chapters worldwide. Those inducted include Dawn Boothby, Daniel Brophy, Dustin Despres, Lauren Fisher, Tiffany Goodell, Andrew Keenan, Samantha Kunz, Cara Loev, Kellie Reese, Amanda Ricci, Samantha Rivera, Danielle Ruggia, Christopher Schwartz, and Amy Strupczewski. Andrea Coren, Student Disabilities Specialist, also was inducted.

First-Years Examine ‘Pets, Food or Prey?’

First-Years Examine ‘Pets, Food or Prey?’
Some of the inhabitants of Tussock Sedge Farm in Blooming Glen, Pa.

The First-Year Seminar Pets, Food or Prey: The Complicated Relationship Between Human and Non-human Animals (FY103.14) visited Tussock Sedge Farm in Blooming Glen, Pa., to learn about sustainability and grass farming. Co-taught by Drs. Jeff and Norah Shultz, the course examines “how non-human animals play an important part in our lives: in our language, food, families, economy, education, science, and recreation. Our ambivalence toward them is reflected in the ways in which we treat some of them like children (e.g. dogs), while others are thought of as food (e.g. cows).”

This course examines these relationships from a variety of perspectives-the domestication of animals (history); various creation stories, including Genesis (anthropology); social construction of the roles other-than-human-animals play in the everyday life of human animals (sociology); and, finally, representation in film and other forms of media. Ultimately, the goal of the course is to provide a comprehensive look at the complexity and contradiction inherent in human animal/other-than-human-animal interaction.

Celebrate Arcadia: Works on Paper in Art Gallery

Works on Paper 2009 is on exhibit in the Arcadia University Art Gallery Nov. 18 to Dec. 20. João Ribas, Curator of Exhibitions at the MIT List Visual Arts Center (formerly Curator at The Drawing Center, New York) juried the exhibit, which was open to artists living within a 40-mile radius of Glenside. Works on Paper is distinguished by a selection process in which the juror reviews actual artworks brought to the Gallery (as opposed to 35mm slides or digital representations). The opening lecture by Ribas is Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 6:30 p.m., with the opening reception in the Gallery immediately following lecture.

Siobhan Nichols ’11 On Publishing Her First Book

By Maria DiKun ’10

Siobhan Nichols ’11 On Publishing Her First Book

English major Siobhan Nichols '11 is no longer just a typical college student. On Oct. 1, Nichols became a first-time published writer with the release of her book The Darling Rebels, which is being put out by Diversion Press.

The Darling Rebels is aimed for the young adult market. Nichols says she enjoys writing young adult novels because, "teenage lives are like roller coasters, so there is always something fun and interesting to write about." Her inspiration from these stories comes from experiences, music, movies, and her favorite places. She finds that "the world is a pretty inspirational place."

Nichols also finds that her drive to write simply comes from the realization that she had the potential to be a writer. She always liked to write as a child, but it was not until she had a great deal of this story written that it dawned on her that she wanted to finish it and then write more. Read more.

Daniel Manning ’10: Helps Launch Product, His Career


Senior Daniel Manning '10 spent this past summer gaining real life experience at a well-known company. “I was a summer intern for the Worldwide Marketing Department of Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics (OCD), a Johnson & Johnson Company,” he says. "This internship was absolutely the most important thing I have done thus far in my life."

Interning for a Johnson & Johnson company was rewarding and gave Manning further perspective on his future career goals. “I was in a Worldwide Marketing department for a very large healthcare organization and this experience truly helped me realize what I want to do with the rest of my life,” he says. “My internship had everything to do with my major and future plans. An internship rounds out your education,” he added. Read more.

Arcadia Online Begins Course Development Workshops

Arcadia Online Begins Course Development Workshops
Faculty learned how the Quality Matters™ rubric dictates the development of an online course during the first Learning Luncheons and Workshops session.

Amy McLaughlin and Tee Jay Green, Arcadia Online instructional design specialists, discussed the basics of developing and teaching an online course, plus provided examples of best practices as Arcadia Online kicked off Online Courses 101, a series of Learning Luncheons and Workshops, on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Faculty were introduced to the Arcadia Online template and learned how the Quality Matters™ rubric dictates the development of an online course. Thirteen faculty and staff members attended.

These sessions are generally for faculty who are interested in, or are new to, developing and/or teaching an online course. The sessions are held at 2035 Church Road, and lunch or afternoon refreshments are served. To register, e-mail Margi Wallace in Continuing Studies. Workshop schedule.

Empty Bowl Tickets on Sale Next Week

The Community Service Office is hosting the 16th Annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner on Monday, Nov. 16. “Be sure to get your tickets for either the 4:30 or 6:30 p.m. seating,” says Cindy Rubino, Coordinator of Community Service. Tickets will be on sale Tuesday, Nov. 10, through Thursday, Nov. 12, outside The Chat during lunch hours and outside the Dining Hall during dinner hours. Tickets can be charged to student accounts. Student prices $12 with valid student ID.

Reminder: Arcadia Faculty and staff can participate in two ways: by donating soups, desserts, and bread for the evening, and/or by buying a ticket to attend the benefit dinner. Also, faculty and staff with any restaurant or bakery connections or who are interested in cooking should contact Cindy Rubino at

Classes Compete in Spirit Week

Arcadia’s first-ever Spirit Week is Nov. 2-6. Dress according to the day’s theme (see below) to show class spirit. Judges from each class will be in The Chat from noon to 2 p.m. each day to tally the number of people dressed, so be sure to swing by. Winning class gets money towards its class fund. Monday was Pajama Day. Tuesday is Favorite Sports Team Day (jerseys, T-shirts). Wednesday is Twin Day, so find a twin and dress alike.

Knight Madness Has Been Moved to Nov. 12

Get pumped for the winter sport season at Knight Madness on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 10 p.m. in the Kuch Center, as all the athletics teams are introduced to the Arcadia crowd. Knight Club and Exalted Movements will take the floor for performances. There also will be a faculty and staff basketball game and a game of "knock out" between class officers. Throughout the night, special prizes will be given away to students, including an iPod touch, gift cards, T-shirts and rally towels. Faculty and staff interested in signing up to play in the basketball game should contact Stacey Scherer, Area Coordinator for Apartment Style Housing, at

Scholarship Opportunity: Pay It Forward—Get It Back?

The Office of Enrollment Management is offering a scholarship opportunity, called Pay It Forward—Get It Back, where current full-time Arcadia undergraduates compete for several $1,000 study abroad awards. To enter, students write an essay describing/nominating a high school guidance counselor who had a significant impact on their lives. The students with the winning essays will receive $1,000 scholarships to be used toward future study abroad experiences through Arcadia University.

“For example, perhaps your high school guidance counselor inspired you to study abroad, to study at Arcadia, to pursue a specific major, or even to stay in school,” says Michael Nuccio, Financial Aid Counselor coordinating the event. "Now you can recognize your counselor's dedication and hard work."

The counselors named in the winning essays will have the opportunity to travel to London in Summer 2010 with Arcadia University for a one-week study abroad experience. The deadline for essay submission is Nov. 11, 2009. To compete, send an essay (1-2 pages) to Winning counselors must currently be employed at a high school in college guidance or the guidance office and must be available to travel abroad with the group next summer.

Pay It Forward: Jennifer Arnold Studied in Australia

Arnold and friendJennifer Arnold, a junior Biology major/Pre-Physical Therapy, used her scholarship money to study abroad in Australia for a semester. “I studied at James Cook University in Carins,” says Arnold. “I had the time of my life in Australia. I was able to see lots of the country and to travel to New Zealand. Studying abroad allowed me to try several new experiences. I was able to scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef, learn how to surf, go sand boarding, and see the rain forest. I was lucky enough to see crocodiles, kangaroos, and stingrays in the wild. Other students should study abroad because it opens your eyes to a different way of life and a different culture. The experience is phenomenal and every student should seize the amazing opportunity.”

In January 2010 Arnold will be traveling to Greece with the honors program. She hopes to study abroad again before she graduates.

H1N1 Session for Faculty and Staff, Nov. 4 and 5

H1N1 flu update sessions for faculty and staff will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 4, and Thursday, Nov. 5, from 12:30 to 1 p.m. in Brubaker 102. Kathy McGovern, Assistant Director for Wellness Services, will answer questions.

How Much Food Can Arcadia Donate?

The Student Physical Therapy Association is sponsoring a campus-wide canned food collection to kick off National Hunger and Homelessness Month at Arcadia, beginning on Monday, Nov. 16, in cooperation with the 93.3 WMMR and Arcadia’s Office of Community Service. Look for a drop-off bin in Grey Towers Castle for the Empty Bowl dinner, with additional boxes through the end of November in Kuch Center, Landman Library, The Chat and the major lobbies of the residence halls. Donations must be non-perishable or canned foods. Radio station 93.3 WMMR’s Campout for Hunger collects food and donates it to Philabundance. For more information, contact PT student Charles Lloyd Eberling.

Scholarly and Creative Accomplishments

Brinker Presents at the 2009 Knowledge Summit

Thomas M. Brinker Jr., Professor of Accounting, gave a presentation on "What the New Tax Changes Mean to Your Clients" as part of the Margaret I. Bradshaw Lecture Series on Oct.30 at The American College 2009 Knowledge Summit in Boston, Mass. Brinker's presentation covered topics including whether or not the the Marriage Penalty still exits, the impact of the Alternative Minimum Tax, and understanding the magic of Combining Section 179, Bonus  Depreciation, and MACRS Depreciation.

Upcoming Events

FADE at the Student Art Gallery, through Nov. 17

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.

Study Away Info Sessions, Nov. 3 and 11

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. For more information contact the Office of International Services at 215-572-2867 or visit Taylor Hall, Room 110.

Games at Knight, Nov. 5

Don’t miss Games at Knight, on Thursday, Nov. 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. in 142 Knight Hall. It’s hosted by the Learning Resource Network (LRN), and it’s free. “Games, prizes, music, pizza, snacks, and a special Arcadia raffle—come join the fun,” says Debra Golaszewski, Advising and Tutoring Coordinator.

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

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

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,, 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.

Bulgarian Folk Dance, Nov. 8

Arcadia University will host a Bulgarian folk music and dance party in the Castle Rose and Mirror Rooms on Sunday, Nov. 8, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Enjoy “Lyuti Chuski,” which translates in English as “Hot Peppers.” This combination of professional musicians from Bulgaria and American musicians from Washington, D.C., will perform toe-tapping music played on traditional instruments from Bulgaria.

Come and enjoy the sounds, culture, music and dances of Bulgaria along with delicious traditional Balkan food and refreshments. This event is being hosted by the International Folk Dancing Club and co-sponsored by the International Club, Student Program Board, Office of International Services, Multicultural Affairs, and the Folk Dance Council of the Delaware Valley.

Tickets for the event will be sold in front of the Dining Hall during the week of Nov. 2. The price is $3 for Arcadia students, $5 for Arcadia faculty and staff members and non-Arcadia students, and $15 for general admission. Tickets also can be purchased at the door on the day of the event. For more information, contact Yoana Koleva at 202-834-0021 or e-mail

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.

Are You Smarter Than a Fourth Grader? Nov. 12

The University Colloquium Series presents “Are You Smarter Than a Fourth Grader? Understanding Culture and Learning in the Classroom” on Thursday, Nov. 12 in the Rose and Mirror Rooms of Grey Towers Castle. This event is free and open to the public and pre-registration is not required. A coffee reception begins at 7 p.m., followed by the lecture at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Yuma I. Tomes, Associate Professor and Director of the School Psychology master’s program at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, will offer an overview of current research on cultural diversity. It will address the teacher’s ability to interpret the cultural actions of a student and modify a classroom curriculum or techniques to match the student’s cognitive style. Read more.

Celebrate Arcadia: The Exonerated, Nov. 13-15

Don’t miss The Exonerated, by Arcadia University Theater in The Chat, that shows Nov. 13-15 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 14 and 15 at 2 p.m. The Exonerated, directed by Jim Bergwall, is being produced in conjunction with Arcadia University's Criminal Justice program. This compelling docudrama tells the stories of six wrongly-accused individuals, who, after years in jail, emerged from death row to try and reclaim what was left of their lives. The Exonerated, an exploration of the dark side of the American criminal justice system, was crafted by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen from interviews with some 40 exonerated death row inmates, as well as from volumes upon volumes of court transcripts. For more information, visit

Celebrate Arcadia: Phillips Gives Lecture on Algae Evolution, Nov. 13

Dr. Naomi Phillips, Assistant Professor of Biology, delivers the Stacy Anne Vitetta Memorial Lecture in the Castle Dining Room on Friday, Nov. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. The event is open to the entire community and includes a reception. Phillips will discuss “From Microscopic Algae to Giant Seaweeds: What We Can Learn From Brown Algae Evolution.” Her lecture is part of the Faculty Speaker Series. The Stacy Anne Vitetta Professorship is awarded every two years, and Phillips is the 2007-09 recipient.

Celebrate Arcadia: Lectures in Song: Frank Sinatra, Nov. 15

Arcadia University presents “Lectures in Song: Frank Sinatra,” a musical and anecdotal overview of the great American entertainer’s life and career presented by singer/pianist Fred Miller on Sunday, Nov. 15, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Stiteler Auditorium, Murphy Hall.

Admission to this Landman Concert event is $15 admission, and participants should register in advance online.

For more information, contact Katey Casella at or 215-572-2094.

Celebrate Arcadia: 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.

Celebrate Arcadia: 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.

Study Away Fair, Nov. 17

The annual Study Away Fair will be a chance for students to learn more about Arcadia's programs abroad. Meet program managers from the College of Global Studies and students who have recently returned from overseas. Dr. Ellen Skilton-Sylvester will be on hand to talk about semester away programs at Elon College, North Central College, Wagner College, and Whittier College. Students will also have the chance to talk about ID classes that will run in Spring 2010. This event takes place Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in The Chat, and it is sponsored by the Office of International Services and the College of Global Studies.

Film: Hip Hop: Beyond the Beats, Nov. 17

Sparking dialogue on hip-hop and its declarations on gender, HIP-HOP: Beyond Beats and Rhymes provides thoughtful insight from intelligent, divergent voices including rap artists, industry executives, rap fans and social critics from inside and outside the hip-hop generation. The film also explores such pressing issues as women and violence in rap music, representations of manhood in hip-hop culture, what today’s rap lyrics reveal to their listeners and homoeroticism in hip-hop. The event takes place Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 7 to 10 p.m. in Brubaker 101 and is hosted by Dr. Doreen Loury, Assistant Professor of Sociology.

Celebrating Cultures, Nov. 19

Sample foods from around the world and see performances by LaSalle’s Neo-African Drums 'n Dance, Puro Ritmo, Svityana Vocal Ensemble, the International Folk Dance Club, Step Dance, and the ASL club at Celebrating Cultures on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Stick around for an intercultural fashion show and learn about the many cultures that are present at Arcadia. The event is sponsored by Office of International Services and International Club, Parkhurst Dining Services, University Relations, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Exploring the Universe: What You Can Learn from Light Emitted Millions to Billions of Years Ago Nov. 19

Arcadia University presents an astronomy lecture by West Chester University Assistant Professor of Physics, Dr. Carolyn Sealfon on "Exploring the Universe: What you can learn today from light emitted millions to billions of years ago," Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. in Brubaker Hall, Room 102. The lecture is sponsored by The Night Skies of Pennsylvania, a First-Year Seminar taught by Dr. Julia Plummer, Assistant Professor of Education is followed by telescope observations on the roof of Boyer Hall (weather permitting). All guests will receive star charts. Read more.

Counseling Psychology Workshop Series, Nov. 20

Arcadia’s Graduate Program in Counseling Psychology Workshop Series presents “Integrating Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills into Your Practice: Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotional Regulation, and Distress Tolerance” on Friday, Nov. 20, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Grey Towers Castle Mirror Room. Susan Schack, Ph.D., runs DBT groups at the Center for Motivation and Change, a treatment center for addiction, in New York City. Information and registration.

Sports Update

Field Hockey Concludes Season with 6-0 Win at Bryn Mawr

First-year Marilyn Beatty had a career day scoring four goals to lead the Knights over Bryn Mawr College. Beatty by the conclusion of the first half already had a hat trick in the books, and secured her fourth goal in the 53rd minute of play. Junior Caroline Champi and Sophomore Staci Faye each scored a goal a piece in the Knights effort. Read more.

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Alumni in the News

Donna E. Rajczewski '63 was mentioned in the Oct. 29 Darien Times (Darien, Conn.) as running unopposed as Darien’s Town Clerk, a position she has held since 2000. Rajczewski was quoted as saying that she received certification as a Certified Connecticut Municipal Clerk in June, 2004, and continues to attend bi-annual Town Clerk Conferences, County Meetings, and workshops to keep current on continuing changes in procedures and legislation related to the Town Clerk’s Office.

Students In the News

Sean Katz, a third-year graduate student in counseling psychology who is pursuing a concentration in trauma and family therapy, was mentioned in a story in Oct. 15 The Reporter (Lansdale, Pa.). Katz is one of two new clinical interns at the Men’s Initiative, a nonprofit that serves men by offering low-cost counseling and support groups to help them deal with life’s challenges. Katz also is interning at the Voorhees Pediatric Facility in Voorhees, N.J.

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