|November 10, 2009|
|November 10, 2009||A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events|
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Campaign Kickoff Gala with Weeklong Celebration
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.”
Events begin with an Ice Cream Sundae Party on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Rose and Mirror Rooms, Grey Towers Castle. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to enjoy the free ice cream. The Landman Concert "Lectures in Song: Frank Sinatra" takes place Sunday, Nov. 15, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Stiteler Auditorium. It is free to students. Refreshments will be provided following the performance. After the concert, find out what the Honorable M. Susan Savage, Oklahoma Secretary of State and an Arcadia alumna, has to say about "Civility in Public Spaces: The Rules of Engagement" at 6 p.m. in the University Room, Landman Library. Read more.
Arcadia Offers Free H1N1 Clinic Next Week
Arcadia University has received 3,000 doses of the H1N1 flu vaccine that will be administered by Student Health Services at a flu clinic Nov. 16 to 20 open to students, staff and faculty. The vaccine will be free.
“We anticipate that everyone who wants to be vaccinated will be able to do so,” says Jan Walbert, Vice President for Student Affairs. “Please plan to stop by the clinic at the designated time if possible, or another time that is convenient if you are not available at the noted time for your last name. We hope for a very large response and encourage you to plan adequate time if there are lines. Please be patient.” H1N1 clinic dates and times.
Paulk Living Life Again, Thanks to His PA Students
Dave Paulk is an experienced deep-water diver, but when the “the neurological bomb finally exploded,” the words wouldn’t come out, and then he couldn’t walk. The cerebral damage was evolving rapidly, and he couldn’t tell anyone what he finally realized was happening—barotrauma, air trapped inside his head had not equalized after his dive.
Paulk had flown back from Mexico and arrived at his office in the Physician Assistant program where he teaches, when he collapsed. Suddenly the teacher was the patient, and the life-threatening emergency was real.
From the fellow professor who correctly diagnosed what was happening and sent him to the bariatric chamber at Penn, to the PA students who encouraged Paulk to ignore his prognosis and remain in the classroom even as he relearned to speak and walk, “these students taught an old PA, an old PA educator, how to live life again.” Paulk tells his story this month in the Journal of Physician Assistant Education. Read “When Educator Becomes Student” by Dr. David Paulk, Associate Professor and Academic Coordinator in Arcadia’s Department of Medical Science and Community Health.
(The story is reproduced with permission from the Journal of Physician Assistant Education.)
Empty Bowl Tickets on Sale Now
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 email@example.com. Read more.
Knight Madness, Nov. 12
Get pumped for the winter sport season at Knight Madness on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 10 p.m. in 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
White, Red, Gray or Black—Knight Madness Spirit
The Class Officers are hosting a Class Spirit Day in support of Knight Madness on Thursday, Nov. 12. The class members are encouraged to wear a T-shirt with their class color:
Class members are encouraged to attend Knight Madness, where the winning class will be announced. Points will be awarded toward Battle of the Classes event in the spring.
Late Knight Events, Nov. 13 and 14
Interested in creating your own ringtone? On Friday, Nov. 13, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Easton Cafe, Student Activities will host an opportunity to create a customized ring tone. Using a ring tone generator booth, students will be able to create a sound that is all their own and enjoy a snack or hot drink—Easton Café will be open until 1 a.m.
The SPB film series continues on Friday, Nov. 13, with Funny People in the Arcadia University MainStage Theater in Spruance, at 9 p.m. Released in 2009, Funny People tells the story of successful comedian George (Adam Sandler), who is facing imminent death due to a blood disorder. In realizing he will die, he spots Ira (Seth Rogen), a struggling comedian at a comedy club. Ira becomes an assistant and friend of George and viewers get to see the hilarious interaction between the two.
On Saturday, Nov. 14, there will be a second opportunity to view Funny People. The event will be held from 9 to 11 p.m. in Stiteler Auditorium. Come early to get some freshly-popped popcorn and to grab a good seat before the show.
Students Express Themselves at Late Knights Events
The Class of 2012's Open Mic Night at The Chat on Nov. 6 gave students the opportunity to express themselves on stage. Performances included poetry and musical performances.
Also on Friday, Nov. 6, Student Activities hosted Late Knight Comedy Club in The Chat. The event featured two hilarious comedians, Ophira Eisenberg and Pete Lee. Eisenberg is known across college campuses and comedy clubs alike. Pete Lee’s performance followed immediately after Eisenberg’s. He made his television debut on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and was also a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. If you missed seeing Lee at Arcadia, check him out as Dr. Shmeglitz on the soap opera As the World Turns. Read more.
Judicial Candidates Visit Political Science Class
Three candidates for judicial posts visited a political science class on Gender Roles and Family Policy (PS 215), taught by Dr. Joan Thompson, Associate Professor and Co-Chair of Political Science. The seven open judicial positions were the top of the Montgomery County ticket in this off-year local election, and Thompson was in touch with leaders from both political parties.
“Attorney Gary Silow, judicial candidate for PA Court of Common Pleas, was my first class visitor. He is a Republican and Drew Sharkey arranged his visit. Then I had two Democratic Candidates for the same post—Cheryl Austin and Lois Murphy.” Murphy and Silow were elected, along with Garrett D. Page, a member of the Arcadia University Board of Trustees. Click here for election returns. Read more.
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.
Where’s the Spring 2010 Course Schedule?
It's easy to download a complete and current course listing at www.arcadia.edu/courses. 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 began 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 email@example.com 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 completed registration materials to the Office of the Registrar in Taylor Hall. Read more at www.arcadia.edu/register.
Alumni Walk in Memory of Classmate
On Sunday, Oct. 25, a group of Arcadia Alumni participated in “Walk to Cure Diabetes” in Philadelphia to honor the memory of fellow classmate and friend Sean M. Flynn.
Sean was a student at Arcadia from 2003-06. He passed away suddenly due to complications with diabetes in the fall of 2006.
Friends who walked included John Deitzel '07, Tom Fries '07, Elliot Rose '07, Dana DeSantis '08, Tim McCabe '08, Marc Lombardo '08 and Tyson Fones '08.
Team “SMF” walked about four miles on a beautiful Sunday morning. The team goal started at $1,000 and then was raised to $1,500. The team went beyond that goal raising a total of $2,250. Team “SMF” had a great day together, walking in memory of their great friend, Sean, who will always be missed, but never forgotten.
Thanksgiving Dinner in the Dining Hall, Nov. 17
Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner with some new twists at the Dining Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. Admission price is the same as board plans or $7.60 at the door.
First-Year Seminar Presents Hippie Fest, Nov. 20
The First-Year Seminar called Shock of the Sixties is having a 1960s festival on Friday, Nov. 20, from 8 p.m. to midnight. “It's called Hippie Fest,” says Dr. Jo Ann Weiner. “There will be face painting, karaoke, tie dying, sixties music, hula hoop contest, food and a bake sale. In the spirit of sixties activism, my students want to raise money to donate to a food shelter. It's being held in The Chat alongside the SPB pajama party. All the first-year students are formally invited, but everyone is welcome.”
The Shock of the Sixties (FY103.19) is taught by Weiner, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of English, Communications, and Theater Arts. “The 1964 Civil Rights Act. The Feminine Mystique. Haight-Ashbury. Woodstock. Flower power. The Vietnam "conflict." The White Album. The assassinations of JFK, RFK and MLK. The Graduate. The lunar landing. All of these are part of one of the most interesting decades in recent American history—the 1960s,” she says. “In this seminar, we read, view, and listen to a variety of texts in the art, history, film, music, politics, and science of the time.”
Arcadia University Seeks Tenure-Track Faculty
Arcadia University is growing its full-time, tenure-track faculty, advertising for new tenure-track positions in the Chronicle of Higher Education. All positions below are full-time nine-month tenure track faculty positions beginning in August 2010. For detailed job descriptions and information on how to apply, please visit www.arcadia.edu/jobs.
In the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Arcadia is seeking an Assistant Professor of Communications in media studies/writing for media; an Assistant Professor of English specializing in African American literature; an Assistant Professor of International Studies with expertise in the Middle East, Latin America, or East Asia/South Asia; an Assistant Professor of French who will teaching undergraduate language French culture courses; an Assistant or Associate Professor of Education and Coordinator of a new and innovative Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership. The College of Business, Health & Sciences is seeking an Assistant Professor of Biology specializing in neurobiology.
Graduate Open Houses, Info Sessions in November
Arcadia University will hold two Graduate Open Houses on Nov. 11 and 18. In addition, Arcadia will host Ed.D. in Special Education Information Sessions on Nov. 17 and Dec. 16; M.B.A. Information Sessions on Nov. 19 and Dec. 8; a Physical Therapy Get Acquainted Day on Nov. 30; and a Physician Assistant/Master of Public Health Information Session at Arcadia’s campus in Christiana, Del., on Nov. 30.
The Graduate Open House on Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. Grey Towers Castle features programs in Education (including Ed.D. in Special Education or Educational Leadership), Counseling Psychology, English, Humanities, M.B.A. with a Global Perspective, Public Health, and Health Education.
The Graduate Open House on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. Grey Towers Castle features programs in Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Genetic Counseling, Forensic Science, International Peace and Conflict Resolution, Public Health, and Health Education.
Prospective students can come early to an Open House at 4 p.m. for a campus tour and to meet with financial aid counselors. Academic program sessions are held at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. At the Graduate Open House, faculty and staff will answer questions one-on-one. Register Online or call toll-free 1-877-ARCADIA (1-877-272-2342) to reserve a space. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
Genetic Counselors Talk about Breast Cancer Awareness on PBS
Four genetic counselors from Arcadia were featured in a special on Genetic Counseling on Tempo In Depth on PBS 39 WLVT (Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton). The program addresses breast cancer awareness and other reasons why people benefit from genetic counseling.
“Corrine Filman graduated from our program in 2007, and the other three genetic counselors featured—Tara Namey, Courtney Burans and Brenda Finucane—are all clinical supervisors of our program,” says Kathleen Valverde, Assistant Professor and Director of Arcadia’s Genetic Counseling program, which is one of only 27 accredited programs in North America and one of the largest programs in the nation. The program aired Oct. 8 and can be viewed in its entirety at www.wlvt.org/TEMPO/TSS/tempoid.htm.
Dieudonné and Buckley Present at EDUCAUSE
José Dieudonné, Chief Information Officer, and Dr. Jeanne Buckley, Director of Library Services and Instructional Technology, did a showcase presentation about Arcadia’s Koha implementation at EDUCAUSE last week. Since June 2009, Landman Library has been using the Koha software for its online catalog. Koha is an open source integrated library system that includes modules for managing all library functions, including acquisitions, serials, cataloging and circulation. The software originally was developed in New Zealand in 2000 and is now managed by an international team of paid and volunteer developers. Arcadia’s Information Technology staff members have been able to contribute some enhancements to the software that may be included in future releases. For more information, see http://koha.org.
Exposition Apryl Anderson in Saint Marc Jaumegarde, France
Under the tutelage of the Association of the Friends of St. Marc, Apryl Zarfos Anderson will be exposing her color-filled works, Friday through Sunday, Nov., 20-22, in the Municipal Counsel Hall of Saint Marc Jaumegarde. Read more about Exposition Apryl Anderson. Follow this expatriate artist on Twitter and the Web. Anderson studied Engish at Arcadia from 1984-86. Her Web site says: “Exploring our world is a driving force in her life….Her canvases are a captured moment in time and place that intentionally echo the eternal, and her current sojourn in Provence is rich with the abundance of light and atmosphere that inspires and invigorates. There must be significance between what the French Impressionists found in Provence and the synchronicity that she came here.”
16 First-Years on Display in FADE, through Nov. 17
Sixteen first-year students earned the opportunity to put their work on display in FADE, a freshman exhibition at the Student Art Gallery on the lower level of Landman Library. The freshman exhibition is up until Nov. 17, and features works by Meg Hunter, Dan Domzalski, Megan Miklos, Vicki Tomlinson, Cynee Godshall, Lavonda Kulp, Clifford Koetas, Rin Koelle, Stephanie Ebner, Rebecca Sica, Sarah Beaston, Remy Hirai, Maggie Fuchs, Amanda Hoffman, Andrew Wisniewski, and Anastasia Babouchkina.
The Art and Design Department opened the new gallery with FADE, which features 19 works, 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 jurors for FADE were Art and Design faculty members Karen Misher and Maryann Worrell, and the student juror was Lydia Jacobs '10. FADE will be followed by a show called Focus, which will have 10 students representing each studio area.
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, directed by Jim Bergwall of the Arcadia University Theater. Shows take place in The Chat Nov. 13 to 15 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 14 and 15 at 2 p.m. The Exonerated is 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.
The opening night performance will benefit the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, a Philadelphia-based organization that works to secure the exoneration, release from imprisonment and restoration to society of persons who are innocent and have been wrongly convicted.
Students in Associated Professor John Noakes First-Year Seminar " Contested Convictions: Exploring Claims of Actual Innocence" will meet at 5 p.m. with Edward Baker, an exoneree freed in 1999 after spending 26 years in prison in a classroom discussion prior to the opening night performance.
For more information, visit www.arcadia.edu/arcadiatheater.
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