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Murder on the Arcadia Express
Find out "who done it" at Reunion 2007—and why Arcadia’s Forensic Science program is one of the few with full accreditation. Forensic Science Director Larry Presley demonstrates the scientific principles that make CSI so popular through a twist on the Hercule Poirot story, “Murder on the Arcadia Express.” Attend Reunion and help solve the mystery!
Support a Global PerspectiveBy Rosemary Blankley ’57
As my class nears our 50th Reunion celebration, I find myself thinking a lot about our lives as undergraduates back in the ‘50s. We had wonderful experiences, but international travel was just beginning and most of us could not have dreamt of the opportunities that today’s students are offered. Continued
Summer Special for TeachersSummer Education courses and a 33 percent discount for students not enrolled at Arcadia within the past 12 months add up to a summer special for teachers. Be ready to talk about the stars when NASA launches Orion. Get easy Forensic Science classroom lessons to use in math and science. Get the latest on special education inclusion. Continued
Arcadian Adventure: Aid for Friends - Roll up your sleeves and volunteer to stack shelves and distribute food at the Aid for Friends Center.
Alumni Association Meeting Join President Greiner to hear all the latest campus news followed by a delicious luncheon.
Montgomery County Poet Laureate - Arcadia is home to the annual presentation of the Montgomery County Poet Laureateship.
Connect with a Career Mentor
Are you looking for ways to advance in your chosen profession? Are you considering a career change? Arthur “Ozzie” Berger ’91, President of Arcadia’s Alumni Association, has been a career mentor since the program's inception in 2005. The Alumni Office has over 120 Alumni Volunteer Career Mentors currently registered in our database. Continued
Alum Extends Reach to Africa
By Bridget Curtis ’08
Ed Hummers, left, President Jerry Greiner and hostess Marcia May Hummers '58 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Washington D.C. for the Presidential Tour, March 25.
Find out how others are living the Arcadia Promise.
Interning with two beauty magazines in London last summer, Marie Morasco ’07 was there for the launch of DKNY Red Delicious and the Pout Cosmetics party. “I wanted to do something that would give me an edge in my career and take me out of my comfort zone. London gave me both,” she says of the internship. Read More
Say it. Design it. Make it. Hang it. Graphic design seniors turned their social causes into T-shirts with a voice. From violence to urban sprawl, the causes they designed were on exhibit last November with other university students at the Icebox Gallery in Philadelphia as part of the Wear Your Voice competition. Read More
“Physical Therapy is a hands-on profession,” says Dr. Karen Sawyer, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy. “We work one-on-one with our patients, and our classroom and clinical experiences have to prepare students for that interaction. The wheelchair lab is one place where our students learn both therapy and empathy.” Read More
Ozzie graduated with a degree in Psychobiology and is employed by Glaxo Smith Klein. He has participated in a variety of mentoring programs working with current students as well as alumni. “I enjoy the opportunity to share my experiences with others in a way that can help them in the process of starting out in their career or during the process of a career change.”
More Information: Contact the Alumni Office to find out about Alumni Career mentors in a variety of fields. Access to the list of Career Mentors is also available through the Arcadia University Alumni Online Community. Not a registered member? Call or email the Alumni Office at 215-572-2160 or firstname.lastname@example.org for your one time personal access code and sign on to take advantage of many of the benefits available to you through the Alumni Association.
Many first-year students have recently returned from their Preview trips in England, Scotland, Italy and Spain and will, no doubt, continue their learning experiences both here and abroad in the next few years. As alumni, we can help provide today’s students with these and other educational opportunities by supporting the 2007 Alumni Fund. This year’s goal is $720,000 and we are over halfway there. The Fund drive closes on June 30, and it is my hope that you will lend your support—just as those alumni did who came before you.
Rosemary Deniken Blankley ‘57
More Information: VISIT the Annual Fund website to find out how to make your donation.
Thinking that reading therapy could be used in the psychological treatment of these children, Zanoni began working in the clinic in December. As she told the Dec. Philadelphia Inquirer about her work, “It’s another form of distraction therapy, similar to art and music therapy. Reading therapy uses the art of storytelling—much in the way art therapy uses imagery and music therapy uses song—to help patients identify with one another, increase self-awareness and cope with their illnesses. The pleasure of storytelling is universal and stretches across all cultures, breaking down boundaries and uniting patients.”
Looking to extend the project a little more, Zanoni began working on a project called Outreach, which involves sending doctors to different hospitals and clinics throughout Botswana to teach health care to local physicians. Zanoni began traveling with the doctors, delivering children’s books to the patients in Botswana’s remote villages.
Once in Africa, Zanoni realized that a small library/reading area was needed in the clinic. She quickly began work on fixing that problem, extending her stay two months in the process until mid-April. “I’ve already experienced an African Christmas, and will now experience an African Easter…complete with Cadbury eggs, I hope!” In addition to the reading program, Zanoni has also spent much of her time writing. “I spent two weeks researching and writing a book on HIV for adolescents,” she says. She is also working on a series of children’s books for the clinic. “Each book addresses a particular issue that many patients have difficulty dealing with such as adherence and stigma while using characters that the kids will enjoy.”
While in Africa, Zanoni has also devoted much of her time to extending her volunteer work. “Once a month I participate in Teen Club, which mentors the clinic’s adolescents and holds fun activities for them,” she says. “It gives them a chance to experience a ‘normal’ life that they most likely wouldn’t otherwise.” Recent Teen Club activities include pottery making in the village of Gabane and a trip to Mokolodi Game Reserve.
Aside from working, Zanoni has found other ways to pass her time. “I’ve done quite a bit of traveling,” she says. “I spent a long weekend in the Central Kalahari in Khutse and recently returned from a week-long trip to Victoria Falls in both Zambia and Zimbabwe and Chobe in Northern Botswana.”
Get Involved: Arcadia is joining in on the action, with the Community Service office organizing a book drive to collect books for Zanoni’s project. The drive will also help Books through Bars, Books for Africa, Books for Newborns and other organizations. Alumni, students and faculty can drop off books in the collection bins in Landman Library and the Community Service Office in Knight Hall, as well as Taylor Hall, Brubaker Hall, Boyer Hall and the Kuch Center. Donations can include children’s books and textbooks in good condition. For more information contact Naida Elena Montes, student coordinator for the book drive, or Cindy Rubino, Community Service Coordinator, 215-572-4000.
Arcadia’s summer Education courses can be taken for Act 48 credit, toward certification, or for a master’s degree. Educators can begin taking courses without formal application to a degree program. Take advantage of a special 33 percent discount* this summer!
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Writing: Georgene Pilling, Eva Korolishin, Lori Bauer, Matthew Wolf, Bridget Curtis '08