|A Monthly Publication Serving Arcadia Alumni||November 2006|
Career Workshops Advance Alumni Success
Proving that an Arcadia education doesn’t stop at graduation, the Office of Alumni Relations, in conjunction with the Career Committee of the Alumni Board, hosts a series of career workshops to assist alumni along their career paths. With this workshop series set to close on Nov. 4, don’t miss your chance to benefit.
Recently, some of the volunteer alumni Career Mentors were interviewed by a group of current undergraduate students. The Alumni Office was approached by Dan Moscavici, an adjunct professor at Arcadia, who is teaching an Introduction to Liberal Studies course. He asked his class to do a S.W.O.T. (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis for a field of their choosing as well as research and read about the field in the Occupational Outlook Handbook. The students learned about a wide variety of careers, and felt the interaction with alumni mentors was very valuable and informative. - Read More -
PA Academy of Fine Arts
Alumni Association Meeting
Paula Winokur: Geological Sites
Medal of Honor Rag
The Wistar Quartet
Empty Bowl Dinner
Share Your Mysteries and Legends of the Castle
The Fall Alumni Association Council Meeting is Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by lunch and the second Reunion 2007 workshop. President Jerry Greiner welcomes alumni and with Vice President of University Advancement Jay Vogel, presents the 2006 Annual Fund Awards. Dr. Fred Loomis, Founding Director of Arcadia’s new Center for Continuing and Professional Studies, explains how alumni can use the Center to meet professional development needs. Dr. Doreen E. Loury, Director of Gateway/ACT 101, addresses the myriad of problems that have an adverse effect on the life-chances of young African American males. Dr. Julia Plummer, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Science Education, explains why the International Astronomical Union no longer considers Pluto to be a planet.
More than 200 alumni returned to campus for Arcadia University’s first Alumni Homecoming at Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 7. The campus was alive with alumni, students, families, faculty and staff—bringing the Arcadia family together—and all enjoyed the many events that highlighted faculty programs, sports teams, Landman Library and the new Blankley Alumni House. GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) alumni competed with current students in the first-ever flag football game at Fall Fest. Everyone left the field in one piece, though rumor has it that alumni were a little sore the next day. Fall Fest was a day replete with memorable moments and capped off with an evening "Knight sky" filled with an explosive celebration of fireworks, followed by Casino Mania in the Castle and a concert with Dave Binder in the Chat.
For all of you who attended, we ask you to complete an online survey so we can use your feedback when we plan Homecoming 2007. For everyone else—plan to be part of this new and exciting tradition at next October’s Alumni Homecoming at Fall Fest.
Experience the Beauty of the Alps on our Alumni Tour
Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Alps with other Arcadia Alumni. The Alpine tour travels to Munich, Salzburg, Innsbruck and Zurich. It then continues through the
mountains to Lucerne and Berne, hike in Zermatt, stroll through
Stresa and depart from Milan.
Reservation Information: Cost is $2,899 per person/Double occupancy. For more information and reservations contact Georgene Pilling at 215-572-2946 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Arcadia Adventures for a 'Never Before Seen' Exhibit
Reservation Information: Tickets are $32.50 per person. Payment can be made by credit card or check (payable to Arcadia University). Register online at www.arcadia.edu/alumnievents. For more information and reservations contact the Alumni Office at 215-572-2160 or e-mail email@example.com.
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Society Members Enjoy ‘Knight Out’
Members of Arcadia’s new Knight Society of loyal giving were honored at a special dessert and cocktail reception on Oct. 7, the Saturday evening during Alumni Homecoming at Fall Fest. The “Knight Out” reception was held in the Reading Room of Landman Library as the sun was setting and the sports games were finishing on the playing fields.
Judith Glover Vasile ’64, Chair of the Knight Society, emphasized the importance of the Knight Society, which honors Arcadia alumni (both undergraduate and graduate) who have given a gift, of any size, to the University every year since graduation. Vasile also expressed the appreciation of the University and took the opportunity to thank and honor those members present. Honorees enjoyed the chocolate fountains and special beverages before going outside to watch the spectacular fireworks light up the "Knight sky" over the Library.
Knight Society membership is renewed each year. Knight Society members can sustain their membership by making a gift to the 2007 Annual Fund.
Read more Giving Matters news at: www.arcadia.edu/givingnews
Arcadia Moves Up in U.S. News Ranking
Rising SAT scores for incoming students and an increase in the alumni giving rate raised Arcadia’s stature. The percentage of Fall ’05 freshmen in the top 25 percent of their high school class rose to 63 percent, up from 53 percent. The graduation rate, another strong indicator in the rankings, rose two points as well.
“Arcadia continues to enjoy good reviews from our peer institutions, which shows the esteem our colleagues hold us in,” notes President Jerry Greiner. “Our global perspective in education, one cornerstone of the Arcadia Promise, gives us a leadership position in the national arena.
Read more campus news at: www.arcadia.edu/bulletin
"Florence helped me recognize my core strength in interpersonal skills," says Sandhya Moraes ’06 graphic design major. “Italy allowed me to witness stage preparation for international fashion shows, learn from Italian graphic designers, and experience European Union perspectives.”
“I aspire to be ‘real’ with the world,” says Amy Strauss ’07, who plans to be a reporter. She interned with Berks-Mont Newspapers and Philadelphia City Paper. She started like
a “fish out of water” but soon found her way to new places. “I plan to take all that I have experienced and learned
"A ride to campus on move-in day. A special birthday dinner. A group trek to a festival. Sophomore Andrew Brooks gets a lift out of being part of the Latino Association and Puro Ritmo. Adviser Celina Gonzalez gets a lift out of “doing the little things that keep us all really close.”
Celina Gonzalez and Andrew Brooks are living the Arcadia Promise
Read more about the Promise at: www.arcadia.edu/arcadiapromise
GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) alumni team up with SAA (Student Alumni Ambassadors) for a workday at Habitat for Humanity in Germantown. Saturday, Oct. 14.
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Arcadia Chronicles is a monthly e-newsletter published by the Offices of Alumni Relations
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Writing: Georgene Pilling, Bridget Curtis '08, Lori Bauer, Janet Gala
Design: Matthew Wolf, Sue Gettlin Photography: Joshua Blustein
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