November 17, 2009
Arcadia University Bulletin
November 17, 2009 A Weekly Publication Highlighting Arcadia News and Events

Campus News

Arcadia University #1 in Study Abroad, Open Doors 2009 Reports

Arcadia University #1 in Study Abroad, Open Doors 2009 Reports
First-year students pose before London Bridge during Preview.

Arcadia University has the highest rate of undergraduate participation in study abroad of any master's university in the nation, taking the #1 spot for the second year in a row as the Institute of International Education publishes its Open Doors 2009 report today.

"We prepare our students to be leaders in the world, with the skills, understanding and cultural awareness to excel in a dynamic global society," says Arcadia University President Jerry Greiner. "Since 2008, we have required all of our undergraduates to have a sustained Global Connections Experience as an integral part of our Undergraduate Curriculum. Whether they are working with homeless shelters in Philadelphia or studying abroad, our students get real-world learning experiences." Read more.

Arcadia Celebrates International Education Week

Arcadia Celebrates International Education WeekEach year in November, Arcadia University celebrates International Education Week, an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide through a series of campus activities.

The week is sponsored by Arcadia's College of Global Studies, the Curriculum Committee of the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Community Services, Education Department, International Club, International Programs and Initiatives, International Services, Modern Languages, Multicultural Affairs, Parkhurst Dining Services and Student Activities. For more information about Arcadia's celebration, contact the Office of International Services. Read more.

Olympian, Rifle Teams among Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees

Olympian, Rifle Teams among Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees
President Greiner and members of the 1948, 1950 and 1951 National Championship Rifle Teams. (Photos)

A woman who won a silver medal at the first Olympics to include women’s track and field in 1928. A women’s rifle team that was so good that they beat the U.S. Marine Corps squad in 1948. These are among the 2009 inductees to the Arcadia University Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Nov. 13.

Nine individuals of distinction and three championship teams were inducted: Mary Conklin, Miki Waldman DeBaise '66, Bette E. Landman, Betty King Manuel '53, Maureen O'Connell Martin '91, Dorothy Moffett '46, Jane A. Oswald '52, Martyn E. Palmer '86, '96M, Matthew D. Wentzel '97, and the 1948, 1950 and 1951 National Championship Rifle Teams.

“Each of you has contributed to what we are as a university today,” said Dr. Janet Walbert, Vice President for Student Affairs, in opening the program. “The positive experience you had is still evident with our current student athletes, some of whom have joined us tonight to honor you…. The Castle is the perfect environment to honor our history and traditions.” Read about the honorees.

Students, Donors Honored at Scholarship Luncheon

Students, Donors Honored at Scholarship Luncheon

On Thursday, Nov. 12, student scholarship recipients and donors were honored at Arcadia’s Second Annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon. The event was sponsored by the Office of University Advancement and gave those in attendance the chance to interact and recognize academic pursuits.

Over a lunch catered by Parkhurst, students and donors discussed goals and shared accomplishments. Students had the unique opportunity to express their appreciation face to face, while alumni donors were able to recount their own experiences at Arcadia.

Kyleigh VanDine '10, a Multimedia Communications major and recipient of the Comcast scholarship, served as the representative student speaker. She admitted that the opportunity to live in the Castle drew her to Arcadia, but it was the scholarships she received that allowed her to attend. Read more.

Late Knights Continues with Pajama Weekend and More

Students Made Karaoke Ring Tones during Late KnightsNov. 20 and 21 are part of Pajama Weekend. Friday night SPB is hosting a Pajama Dance in The Chat from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dance the night away in your favorite PJs and slippers. All Arcadia students and guests must present ID at the door.

On Nov. 20, First-Year Seminar called Shock of the Sixties (FY103.19) is throwing a 1960s festival night in conjunction with SPB’s Pajama Dance. The event, which will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight, marks the culmination of all that was taught in the class. Read more.

Students Make Karaoke Ring Tones during Late Knights

On Friday, Nov. 13, the Student Activities Office hosted a Ringtones Booth in the Easton Café, which served refreshments and was kept open until 1 a.m. Students had the opportunity to design a unique ringtone for their cell phone, or to record themselves doing karaoke. Participants performing karaoke walked away with a DVD with both the audio and video of their performances. Students enjoyed the option to get a cup of coffee or hot chocolate on a chilly rainy Friday night.

The SPB film series continued with Funny People, starring Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen. There were Friday and Saturday night screenings of the movie. Attendees enjoyed fresh popcorn along with the film.

Nikunj Shah ’08: Working at Vanguard, Exhibiting Photos

Nikunj Shah ’10: Working at Vanguard, Exhibiting Photos
Shah

By Leandra Cameron ’10

During his time at Arcadia, Nikunj Shah '08 majored in Computer Science and minored in Photography. He was an active member of the Arcadia community, participating in FYSAE (First Year Study Abroad Experience), working in the Community Service Office, and interning for AdminServe.

Today, Shah works for Vanguard’s Information Technology department and spends his free time taking photographs. He recently had an exhibit at Framing by Walter in Philadelphia. I sat down with him to ask him about his time at Arcadia and his two not-so-different passions—computers and photography. Read the Q&A.

LEAP Intern to Discuss Japanese Culture, Nov. 24

LEAP Intern to Discuss Japanese Culture, Nov. 24
Korekuni

Faculty and staff are invited to a presentation about Japanese culture by Hiroaki Korekuni, a Japanese citizen who is participating in the Long-term Educational Administrator Program (LEAP) at Arcadia University from October through March. His special presentation and Q&A session is Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Landman Library University Room.

Hiroaki works in the Office of Student Support at Hiroshima University. Last year, he interned at the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in Tokyo, along with the other eight LEAP participants, before heading to Montana State University for six months. Hiroaki likes watching and playing sports, eating hot dogs, and traveling. The LEAP program is designed to foster closer and better educational and cultural connections between Japan and the United States.

Celebrate Arcadia: Works on Paper in Art Gallery, Nov.14- Dec.21

Celebrate Arcadia: Works on Paper in Art GalleryArcadia University's Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of  Works on Paper 2009 juried by João Ribas, Curator of Exhibitions, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Mass. (formerly, curator, The Drawing Center, New York). The exhibition—the 25th in a series begun in 1972—will open with a lecture by Ribas on "4 Points Towards a Present History: Knowledge, Representation, Freedom and the Subject" on Wednesday, Nov 18, at 6:30 p.m. in Stiteler Auditorium, Murphy Hall. A reception will follow the lecture, and the show will remain on view through Dec. 21. Both the lecture and opening reception are free and open to the public. Read more.

PT Class of 2010 Takes Bronze in Dragonboat Festival

PT Class of 2010 Takes Bronze in Dragonboat Festival

Members of the Physical Therapy Class of 2010 were bronze medal winners in their division in the Philadelphia Dragonboat Festival on October 3. The team, called the Meniscal Terrors, was organized by class members Allison Flanley and Lori Grubbs, with the team logo created by Meredith Mayes.

Team members in the attached picture are from left, back row: Colbie Jorgensen, Chrissy Weaver, Mandy Neumann, Meredith Mayes, Susannah Bierly, Jon Fertig, Jennie Brennan, Heather Blevins, Melanie Rozek, Michelle Derr, Andrea Brandl, Michelle Beaton, Stephanie Kushman, Leslie Short, David Brewer, Sarah Knab, and Jay Davidson (shark). Front row: Tom Varga, Ian Slattery, Erik Trenty, Melanie di Leonardo, Cari Twaddle, and Lori Grubbs.

Team members not pictured: Jenna Bohrer, Marie Levins, Alex McVicker, Bryan Crandall, Ashley Rockhold, and Allison Flanley.

Arcadia Offers Free H1N1 Clinic This Week

Arcadia Offers Free H1N1 Clinic Next Week

Video: Kathy McGovern, Assistant Director of Student Health Services, provides advice about preventing, treating and coping with the flu.

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 is 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.” H1N1 clinic dates and times.

Seminar Students Sponsor Raffle to Help Students in Gambia

The students of University Seminar 220.1 (Education Stories: Films About Successful Schools and What They Teach Us) are selling raffle tickets with proceeds to sponsor the education of several students in Gambia for one year of study. Students in Gambia are required to pay tuition and uniform clothing costs to attend school, and many can not afford the costs. Dr. Elaine Jones, Assistant Professor of Psychology, and her seminar students will sponsor students at a school in Gambia founded by Philadelphia resident Dr. Francine Fulton. Raffle tickets will be sold for $1 each to help sponsor students. First prize will be a $75 MasterCard, second prize a $50 card, and third prize a $25 card. The raffle drawing will be Friday, Dec. 4. “On campus you’ll see US 220.1 students with raffle tickets to sell, or see me at Boyer Hall 128 to purchase them,” says Jones. “The students of US220.1 thank you for your generosity.”

Make a Pledge to the United Way Campagin by Nov. 30

Every year Arcadia University has the chance to demonstrate its community spirit by taking part in the United Way Campaign. "If you have been a contributor in the past we thank you and ask that you consider doing so again this year," says Katie Kelly of Human Resources. "Last year, participants helped raise $3,025.92 in pledges. This year we look forward to continued success." New to the campaign this year: For every 10 pledge forms that are returned, a prize will be raffled off. All pledge forms should be returned to the Office of Human Resources no later than Nov. 30. "If you would like to participate in the campaign and did not receive a pledge form," says Kelly, "please contact me at 215-572-2173 or kellyk@arcdia.edu."

New Online Course Examines American Jewish Life

“What do you know about the Jewish people? What makes Jews a distinctive group? How are Jews debating hot topics such as intermarriage, assimilation and the state of Israel?” asks Dr. Dina Pinsky, Assistant Professor of Sociology, introducing a new online course SO 220.OL Sociology of American  Jewish Life, which is offered in Spring 2010. “This course explores current trends in American Jewish life and culture. A focal point of course materials is the tensions between tradition and change and the ensuing controversies in the American Jewish community. We will study different perspectives on Jewish identity and ask how Jews fit into the American political scene. We will also explore the relationship between Jewishness and ethnic/racial relations.”

One-Stop Shop Opens Early on Thursday, Friday

To better serve students during Priority Registration, the One-Stop Shop will be opening at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, and Friday, Nov. 20. Representatives will be available to assist with financial aid questions and concerns, payment arrangements, as well as many other services. “Please stop by if we can be of assistance, no appointment is necessary,” says Dennis Darvas, Director of the One-Stop Shop.

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.

Graduate Open Houses, Info Sessions in November

Arcadia University will its second Graduate Open House on Nov. 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. 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 admiss@arcadia.edu.

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, 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

Muscia Speaks at Philadelphia 100 Alumni Roundtable

Muscia

Dr. Tony Muscia, Associate Professor and Executive Director of Arcadia’s M.B.A. and distributed business programs, presented Nov. 9 at the Philadelphia 100 Alumni Roundtable of the psychology of color. Muscia, who is the former CEO of Speakers Academy Inc., specializes in strategic applications in marketing and management. His address included using the psychology of color to know whether to choose that black, blue, or brown suit for an upcoming occasion, as well as how to learn a technique for always choosing the appropriate color.

Zheng Organizing China Conference on Computability

Zheng Organizing China Conference on Computability
Zheng

Dr. Xizhong Zheng, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, is involved in organizing an international conference in computer science, the Seventh International Conference of Computability and Complexity in Analysis (CCA 2010), June 21 to 25, in Zhenjiang, China. Read more about the conference. University is a co-sponsor of this event alongside several prestigious Chinese universities. Zheng is serving as the Co-Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee and the Organizing Committee.

The conference is concerned with the theory of computability and complexity over real-valued data. Computability and complexity theory are two central areas of research in mathematical logic and theoretical computer science. Computability theory is the study of the limitations and abilities of computers in principle. Computational complexity theory provides a framework for understanding the cost of solving computational problems, as measured by the requirement for resources such as time and space.

Kleckner Does Video on Haunted Poe for High Schoolers

Alisa Kleckner, Adjunct Professor and Costume Shop Supervisor in Arcadia’s Theater program, took part in a MAGPI video conference program Nov. 5 at the University of Pennsylvania called The Haunted Poe, which was hosted by Brat Productions, a theatre company in Philadelphia. The program highlighted the collaborative process of creating Haunted Poe, an interactive, site-specific show based on the short works of terror by Edgar Allan Poe. The program was funded by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Theatre Initiative, with additional funding from the Marketing Innovation Program. The target audience for this conference was students in grades 8-12. More than 14 schools participated. Read more.

Genetic Counselors Publish on Schizophrenia Perceptions

Laura Monaco, who earned her Master of Science in Genetic Counseling, co-wrote a paper based on her thesis research on genetic counselors’ views of schizophrenia, along with co-authors Dr. Laura Conway, Assistant Professor of Genetic Counseling, a 1999 graduate of Arcadia’s Genetic Counseling program and Academic Coordinator of Research Eduation; Kathleen Valverde, Assistant Professor and Director of Genetic Counseling at Arcadia; and Jehannine C. Austin of the University of British Columbia Departments of Psychiatry and Medical Genetics. The paper is on “Exploring Genetic Counselors’ Perceptions of and Attitudes towards Schizophrenia” and was published in Public Health Genomics 2010;13:21-26 (DOI:10.1159/000210096). “It appears that genetic counselors are reluctant to ask patients about psychiatric illness, and are concerned that their services might not be helpful in the context of schizophrenia,” the article posits. Read more.

Johnston Interviewed on Slate.com

Dr. Norman Johnston, Professor Emeritus of Sociology and author of The Human Cage: A Brief History of Prison Architecture, was interviewed on Slate.com for the Nov. 16 story “What Makes A Prison State of the Art," regarding what is appropriate in housing detainees from Guantanamo Bay in Thomson, Ill. Read more.

Ryan Exhibits at Munson-Williams-Proctor

Abbey Ryan, Adjunct Professor of Art and an alumna of Arcadia, is featured in a Painting and Ceramics Exhibition at the School of Art Gallery at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, N.Y. Ryan is one of three artists feature who will be featured in the upcoming exhibition of ink on paper works, which runs Dec. 4 through Jan. 15. The opening lecture is Friday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m. followed by a reception at 5 p.m. View the gallery Web site. See Ryan’s Web site.

Atkins Writes Column on Temple Football, ‘Finally’

Larry Atkins, Adjunct Professor of Communications, wrote a column on The Temple of Football Joy in the Nov. 12 Philadelphia Daily News. “It took several decades, but Temple football is finally flying high with a 7-2 record,” he wrote. “For 20 years or so, Temple football has been a national and local laughingstock. But things have changed years under coach Al Golden, and longtime fans like me finally feel vindicated.” Read more.

PA’s Unger Headed to High School Hall of Fame

Henry Unger, M.D., an Adjunct Professor who teaches emergency medicine for the Physician Assistant program, was profiled on Nov. 15 in The Hour (Norwalk, CT). The story on “Former swim team captain focuses on emergency medicine” profiles Unger and his upcoming induction into his high school Hall of Fame. Read more.

Upcoming Events

Film: Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, 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.

Folk Dance Featuring the Band International Folk Sounds, Nov. 17

As part of Arcadia's International Week, there will be a variety of cultural events taking place from Nov. 16 to 20. On Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 8 to 10 p.m., there will be an open-orchestra folk dance in the Castle. The International Folk Sounds, a local folk dance band consisting of Susan Anderson, Bob Bratton, Daryl Kezell, Connie Martorano, Bill and Carol Wadlinger, is hosting any musicians who would like to come to play for the dancing. Musicians should bring their instruments and a music stand. Music will be provided. The tune list, along with a link to download the sheet music for many of the tunes, can also be found online at www.phillydance.com/~intjam. The event is free. Donations will be greatly appreciated, all proceeds benefitting the Folk Dance Council of the Delaware Valley. Pizza and refreshments will be provided by the Folk Dance Club at Arcadia, but anyone is welcome to bring a treat to share.

What Does Civility Flag Stand For? Nov. 18

The Office of Multicultural Affairs presents Civility in Action, a leadership discussion with Judy Dalton, Assistant Dean for Multicultural Affairs, on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 12:30 p.m. in the Landman Library University Room. “Have you ever wondered what Arcadia’s Civility Flag stands for?” asks Dalton. “Are you aware of Arcadia University’s Statement on Civility?”

Dalton will discuss Civility, what it means, the importance of Arcadia’s Statement on Civility, and the meaning of and purpose for the University’s Civility Flag. “We’ll also discuss ways in which you can enhance civility on campus,” she adds. Pizza and drinks will be served. For more information contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs in Knight Hall or at 215-572-4088.

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 the Office of International Services and International Club, Parkhurst Dining Services, University Relations, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

See the Stars from the Roof of Boyer Hall, Nov. 19

The next Astronomy Lecture and Observing Night is Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. in Brubaker Hall, Room 102, with telescope observations on the roof of Boyer Hall from 8 to 9 p.m. The lecture is “Exploring the Universe: What You Can Learn Today from Light Emitted Millions to Billions of Years Ago,” by Dr. Carolyn Sealfon of West Chester University. All guests will receive star charts. The lecture is sponsored by The Night Skies of Pennsylvania, a First-Year Seminar taught by Dr. Julia Plummer, Assistant Professor of Education.

“Using observations taken from Earth, how can cosmologists determine the structure and evolution of the whole Universe?” asks Sealfon. “Tiny fluctuations in a nearly uniform glow of microwave-frequency light across the entire sky; hundreds of distant exploding stars; the way that over 900,000 galaxies are distributed in space and grouped into clusters; these (and other) observations help us address questions about the composition and history of the universe, and test assumptions underlying our understanding. How is the expansion of the universe speeding up, and will it likely continue to do so? Does the law of gravity still hold across these huge cosmological scales?”

Permaculture Design: Clean Energy and Zero Waste, Nov. 19

Transition Arcadia-Cheltenham is hosting a film screening of Permaculture Design in Brubaker Hall, Room 101 on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. The film examines Permaculture Design: It’s your future, how to live it comfortably with lean resources, clean energy and zero waste. Transition Arcadia-Cheltenham is Arcadia’s master’s program in International Peace and Conflict Resolution and the Transition Cheltenham Initiating Team. For more information, contact Bill Mettler at wmmettler3@aol.com.

Questions of Immigration and Belonging, Nov. 19

Ryan Edgington and Dr. Ellen Skilton-Sylvester, Professor of Education and Director of Global Connections, will host lunch and improve activities to explore the U.S./Mexican border and broader questions of immigration and “belonging in the United States” on Thursday, Nov. 19, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in The Chat meeting room. This event is one of two Global Connections activities that are part of International Education Week. The other one was a movie—Speaking in Tongues—on Monday and a discussion about whether for today's global citizens, knowing one language is enough?

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.”

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

Albright Takes Two from Arcadia Swimming

Albright College Men's and Women's Swimming traveled to Arcadia's Lenox Pool Saturday afternoon, sweeping both the men's and women's Arcadia squads in Middle Atlantic Conference action. Stephanie Bartolotta led Arcadia's women in the 138-42 loss while Dillon Grady paced Arcadia's men in a 116-78 setback. Read more.

McCarthy Lands a Spot on All Commonwealth Team

Junior defender Ashley McCarthy landed a spot on the All Commonwealth Second Team for Field Hockey. This is the junior's first all-conference selection for field hockey. Read more.

Press Room

Jennifer Foster '90 Named Assistant Branch Manager

Jennifer Foster '90 has been appointed assistant branch manager of the Jamison branch of Hatboro Federal Savings, as was announced by Joseph Tryon, President of Hatboro Federal Savings, in the Nov. 5 Willow Grove Guide (Fort Washington, Pa.).

Renneth Grey '08 Writes about Prison Visiting Policies

Renneth Grey '08, a recent graduate of Arcadia University studying for a master’s degree in social work at Temple University and a member of the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Off Campus Board of contributors, wrote an article on Nov. 16 titled “Hurting convicts’ children, Unreasonable prison visiting policies can punish a whole family for a parent’s crime.”

 “Restrictive visiting hours at some of the region’s prisons make it unnecessarily difficult for children to maintain relationships with their incarcerated parents,” Grey wrote. “This punishes the children and helps perpetuate a damaging cycle.” Read the article.

Astronomy Lecture Listed in Intelligencer

The astronomy lecture “Exploring the Universe: What You Can Learn From Light Emitted Millions and Billions of Years Ago,” was listed in the Intelligencer on Nov. 8. Http://blogs.phillyburbs.com/news/intelligencer.

Alumna Re-elected as Town Clerk in Connecticut

Donna E. Rajczewski '63 was mentioned in the Oct. 29 Darien (Conn.) Times 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.

Counseling Psychology Student Interning at Men’s Initiative

Sean Katz, a third-year graduate student in Counseling Psychology who is pursuing a concentration in Trauma and Family Therapy, was mentioned Oct. 15 in The Reporter (Lansdale, Pa.) as one of two new clinical interns at the Men’s Initiative. The Men’s Initiative is 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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