Alumni Bowling on March 12 - Call your classmates, bring your families, and “strike” up new friendships at the Facenda Whitaker Lanes on Sunday, March 12 at 3 p.m. The afternoon includes rental shoes, two hours of bowling and a mini buffet. Children can test their skills in Game Galaxy, a room filled with more than 50 interactive games. Whether you roll gutter balls or spares, score 85 or roll the perfect game, you’ll enjoy this alumni event. To participate, just meet up with Alumni Association staff and volunteers at Facenda Whitaker Lanes, 2912 Swede Road in East Norriton, at 3 p.m. on March 12. The cost is: $15 per person. For more information, call the Arcadia Alumni Association at 215-572-2160 or email the alumni office.
Race Matters - “Race and Crime,” part of the Race Matters dialogue on campus, will be discussed Wednesday, March 8, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in The Chat performance area. Dr. John Noakes, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, will facilitate the discussion. Race Matters is an open, free-flowing discussion on race organized by Dr. Noakes and Dr. Ana Maria Garcia, Assistant Professor and Chair of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice. For more information, contact Dr. Noakes or Dr. Garcia.
Speaker Series - The Distinguished Speaker Series presents pioneering psychologist Carol Gilligan, author of In a Different Voice, on Wednesday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Kuch Center. She will speak about “The Role of Women in Creating a Sustainable World.” Gilligan is among the pioneering scholars and writers of the time. Her 1982 book, In a Different Voice, has been described as “the little book that started a revolution.” It made women’s voices heard in their own right and with their own integrity for virtually the first time in the social sciences. Click here for more information.
New Donor Opportunity: President’s Circle - Arcadia University recently introduced the President’s Circle. Starting with Annual Fund 2006, gifts of $1,000 or more qualify a donor for recognition in the President’s Circle. Donors at this level will be invited to a special event with President Jerry Greiner. Within the President’s Circle, recognition clubs include the Renaissance Club for gifts of $25,000 and over, the Medallion Club for gifts of $10,000 to $24,999, the Coronet Club for gifts of $5,000 to $9,999, and the Tower Club for gifts of $1,000 to $4,999. Another special designation introduced this year is Castle Benefactors. This club recognizes those giving from $250 to $999. As always, Arcadia is grateful to those at the Contributor level, for their gifts up to $249. For more information, contact Judy Severin, Director of the Annual Fund, at 215-572-2124 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or click here.
Add it Up – Will your class win the Reunion2Sum Contest? The class with the highest Reunion2Sum – number of alumni attending Reunion plus number of alumni making a gift – will win a special cocktail reception hosted by President Greiner at Reunion. For more information about Reunion and Reunion Giving click here.
Alum Brings HGTV’s Small Space, Big Style Talent Search Home -
Attention all alumni—especially those who have used a little creativity to create the most stylish apartment or “home” on the block. Alumnae Elizabeth Sulock ’05, in affiliation with her new employer Brainbox Productions, is looking for homes to feature on HGTV’s Small Space, Big Style, currently airing Thursday nights at 8 p.m. Each episode features four very small spaces across the country that possess a unique design style and employ a creative use of space. Living areas must be interesting, innovative and less than 1,000 square feet. To learn more about Small Space, Big Style and how you and your “home” could be featured on an episode, please contact Sulock at Elizabeth@brainbox.tv or click here.
Arcadia Alum is 'Rising Star' in Lone Star State – Pamela Ray ’89, director of the Early Childhood Studies Program at St. Philip’s College in San Antonio, Texas, was recently named to the 2005 San Antonio Business Journal “40 Under 40 Rising Stars of San Antonio.” The Business Journal honors 40 women and men under the age of 40 who are considered to be the rising stars of San Antonio. Some of the honorees are involved in community service, while others are leading organizations that impact the city's economy by improving education, access to health care, technology and/or job opportunities.
Children’s Author: 'What I Learned from my Slinky' - Children’s author and alumna Jen Bryant ‘00 talked to Arcadia’s next wave of aspiring writers about “Writing for Children: or What I Learned from my Slinky.” Her Feb. 28 appearance was part of the University Colloquium Series in Association with the Writers Return to Campus Series.
Bryant’s poetry and fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals including the American Literary Review. Her children’s books include Georgia’s Bones, Music for the End of Time and Call Me Marianne, all biographical stories about Georgia O’Keeffe, Olivier Messiaen and Marianne Moore, respectively. She also has published a historical novel in poems about the 1935 Lindbergh baby kidnapping trial, The Trial, and is set to release Pieces of Georgia, her second novel, in April.
ACT 48 Professional Development Credit: The 2005-06 University Colloquium Series is free and open to the public. Teachers can earn one hour of ACT48 Professional Development credit. Click here for more information about “Mathematics and the European Enlightenment” on March 7 and “Rendition: the Purposes of Poetry” on March 24. For more information, call the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies at 215-572-2877.
Hertel is New Director of Career Development - “As an Arcadia alumni, you have access to our services as if you never left campus. We are here if you need us.” says Mike Hertel, Arcadia’s new Director of Career Development. “We help students and alumni develop the skills and strategies necessary to succeed in a competitive job market and promise personal attention in assisting with your career goals that you might not find in another setting. In many cases we are also able to arrange reciprocal agreements with other Universities for alumni (out of area) who are unable to access the services at Arcadia.” Additionally Hertel encourages working alumni to participate in the career development of current students and career-changing alumni by sharing their professional insight, expertise and advice.
Hertel has a proven record as a career counselor and academic adviser, with a strong background in program design and implementation. Before coming to Arcadia, he was Assistant Director of Career Services at Marywood University. He also has served as Assistant Director of Graduate Student Services at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University (IU) in Bloomington, Ind., and as an Academic Adviser at IU’s School of Nursing. He earned his B.A. in history and government from the University of Notre Dame and his master of education in counseling and development from Montana State University.
Career Services works with students and alumni in setting and implementing career goals and provides graduate and professional school information and general career and academic counseling. The Career Information Center has up-to-date information on occupations, employers and graduate schools, as well as materials to assist in résumé writing, job search and interview preparation. Career development workshops, job fairs and other programs are offered throughout the academic year. To learn more about Arcadia’s Career Services Office and the career mentoring program click here.
Senior Graphic Designer Helping to 'Better Philadelphia' - Arcadia student Lisa Furry ’06 is experiencing integrative learning firsthand through her connection with a newly formed Philadelphia organization. A Better Philadelphia Inc. is a non-profit created to bring hope, revive people’s spirits, and inspire the determination to create “a new normal” in the city. Furry was hired to design a complete corporate identity package including a logo, business cards, stationary and Web site. “I was fortunate to get involved with the project through some connections at Arcadia,” Furry says. “Even though I was paid for my work, the ‘real-world’ design experience was the most valuable and rewarding aspect of the project.”
“I just wanted to let you know how thrilled we are with Lisa’s work!” says Mary O’Brien, President and CEO of A Better Philadelphia. “We are receiving very positive comments about our Web site! The Pacific Institute has put a link to our Web site on their home page—so we now have national exposure. The logo that Lisa designed for us has garnered very positive reactions and is starting to create ‘brand’ recognition. Lisa’s cards and stationery are also attracting attention.”
When asked about her plans after graduation Furry was enthusiastic about the possibility of getting into the publishing industry. “I am really interested in book design and layout.” Her senior thesis will culminate in the creation of a music magazine that she described as a Rolling Stone for up-and-coming artists. Furry created the concept of the magazine and will develop the entire project including design and photography.
To experience more details of her work for A Better Philadelphia Inc., visit www.abetterphiladelphia.org.
Brownell Named Full-time Women’s Soccer/Golf Coach - Rick Brownell has been promoted to full-time Women’s Soccer and Golf Coach, Athletics Director Shirley Liddle announced last week. “Rick has been Arcadia’s part-time women’s soccer coach for the past three seasons, taking the team to the PAC Championship in 2005 and to the NCAA tournament, the team’s first NCAA appearance since 2001,” says Liddle. “Rick also has been very involved in club soccer and the personal fitness industry.”
"I'm thrilled to be at Arcadia, and I look forward to the future of consistently building highly competitive teams, a winning atmosphere here at Arcadia, and most importantly a rewarding experience for the players involved," says Brownell. The women's soccer future does look bright at Arcadia. After winning the championship last fall and losing only one senior to graduation, the team is poised to be a top contender for the PAC championship next year as well. Click here for more on Brownell and the women’s soccer team.
IN MEMORIUM: Dr. Steven Goldberg, Professor of Education, passed away on Feb. 1 from esophageal cancer. “Steve had been a member of our community since 1988. His presence on campus and contributions to our educational programs will be sadly missed,” said Dr. Steven Gulkus, chair of the Education Department.
The Philadelphia Inquirer described Dr. Goldberg as a lawyer who would rather teach educational professionals than sue them, according to his wife, Jolley Bruce Christman. “He wanted them to understand the legal rights of parents and children…. He encouraged teachers and school administrators to collaborate with families for the benefit of the child….”
Dr. Goldberg came to Arcadia in 1988, having worked as both an education professor and an attorney practicing education law. He earned his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and his Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy from the University of Pittsburgh. He earned his M.A. in politics and education from Columbia University and his B.A. from SUNY-Binghamton. He was admitted to the Bar in Pennsylvania and Nebraska. His research included civil rights issues in education, due process for disabled students, and alternative dispute resolution.
A memorial fund has been established and donations can be sent to Arcadia University, Development Office, Blankley Hall, Glenside, PA 19038, attn: The Steven P. Goldberg Memorial Fund.
Arcadia Recognized for Remarkable Internationalization Efforts - Arcadia University’s creation of an integrative learning environment infused with international and multicultural experiences was recognized Monday, Feb. 13, by NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Arcadia is one of five winners of the prestigious Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization.
Named for the late U.S. Sen. Paul Simon, the award recognizes innovative and creative efforts in campus internationalization. Simon was a strong advocate for international education throughout his career. His leadership in this area was especially evident in his robust support, along with Sen. David Boren, for the creation of the National Security Education Program, which addresses critical national security deficiencies in language and cultural expertise. He believed strongly in the need for America’s future leaders to know and understand the broader world.
“While many institutions claim that the world is their campus, the presence of Arcadia’s Center for Education Abroad and our faculty commitment to bringing global perspectives into all facets of the curriculum means that this is a reality for all our students,” says Arcadia President Jerry Greiner.
Click here to find out why 70 percent of Arcadia's students use their passports during their first year.
Seniors Kick Off Class Challenge - Seventy-five seniors gathered in the Castle for the Senior Class Challenge Kick-off on Feb. 2 hosted by co-chairs Kyle Danielson and Meghaan Figgs. President Jerry Greiner and Vice President for Student Affairs Jan Walbert spoke to the seniors on their upcoming role as Arcadia alumni and the importance of staying connected to the University. Senior Jessica Hoos and alumna Donelle Brotz ’01 spoke on the importance of active young alumni and giving back. After the speeches, the students enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and beverages while listening to the musical stylings of Hadrien’s Wall. The Senior Class Challenge team will be calling all seniors as graduation approaches. For more information, e-mail Shana McGlinchey, Assistant Director of the Annual Fund.
Men's Basketball Team: Heart-Pounding Season Finale - Men’s basketball games this spring at Arcadia turned out to be the best drama around. The Knights’ penchant for games with numerous lead changes and last-minute comebacks kept the fans on the edge of their seats until the last shot of each game.
The game-winning basket by Eric Elliott ’08 on Feb. 8 against Cabrini – Elliott fighting through four blue jerseys in the lane, putting up an unlikely shot with just seconds remaining, landing on his back as the shot went in, and giving the Knights a 60-59 victory – brought the Arcadia fans streaming onto the gym floor at Kuch Center.
The Knights concluded their regular season with a 15-10 overall record and 13-5 PAC record, earning the #3 seed in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship tournament. The Knights took advantage of their post-season opportunity, beating Neumann College 67-60 in first round action. Neumann jumped out to an early 11-2 lead before the Knights slowly began chipping away, largely on the shoulders of Kevin Brown '08 and Sterling Green '08.
The excitement didn’t end in the PAC semifinals. The Knights lost to #2 seed Wesley College on Feb. 21 by just one point – with a final score of 68-67. Wesley jumped out to an early lead, but the Knights chipped away, going on an 11-3 run and pulling to 19-16 with 9 minutes left in the half. Arcadia took its first lead at 28-27 with 3:37 left in the first half on a basket by Brown. Wesley started the second half on a 9-2 run, but the Knights answered right back, taking a 51-49 lead with 12:07 remaining, but Wesley pushed ahead on an old-fashioned three-point play. Arcadia made one last attempt, pulling within three of Wesley (66-63) with 55 seconds remaining. Two key free-throws put Wesley up 68-63. Arcadia's Brown hit 1-of-2 free throws to pull the Knights within 4 at 68-64 with 15 seconds remaining. The Knights hit one last three-point attempt to bring the score to within 1 point. It doesn’t get any closer than that! For more sports reports, click here.
Soda All-time Women's Scorer with 1,311 Points - The women’s basketball team honored their seniors by winning their season finale, defeating Cedar Crest 63-55 on Feb. 18. The Knights were led by Becky Soda '05, who finished with 15 points and 5 rebounds, and Amanda Holroyd '05, who added 14 points and 9 rebounds in their final college performances. Soda finishes her career as the program's All-time leading scorer with 1,311 points.
McCandles Sets Two Records in 200 and 500 Freestyle - Michelle McCandles ’08 set two new records, swimming the 200 freestyle in 2:07.44 and the 500 freestyle in 5:41.99 at Bryn Mawr in February. This was the last meet for seniors swimmers, including Arielle Martone ’06, who went out with a bang swimming the 400 Individual Medley for the last time.