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Get Ready for Reunion 2008!
Get ready! Reunion 2008 takes place May 30, 31 and June 1. Alumni with class years ending in 3s and 8s gather with classmates for a weekend of festivites with an international flair. If you come on Friday, a shuttle bus will take you to the Philadelpia Museum of Art or the National Constitution Center. For the hearty, bring your bicycles and take a ride through Fairmount Park. Saturday's highlights include Class Meetings and Parade of Classes, Carnival and Grilled GOLD picnic, Carribbean Steel Band and Magic Show. Arcadia alum and graphic artist Jeff Schaller '92 will exhibit his recent paintings and prints all weekend. To view the complete schedule, click here.
Students Take Break Abroad
Recently 329 first-year and transfer students boarded planes for Europe to take advantage of one of Arcadia's favorite features—spring break Preview programs to London, Scotland, Italy and Spain. But there were other trips abroad as well. Thirty-three students lent their hands to the Tijuana Community Building Project in Mexico through Arcadia's Alternative Spring Break Program. Arcadia also offers ID 181 and ID 381 courses in which students study at Glenside, spend time abroad, and then finish the course at Glenside. Read more.
Serve the Philadelphia Community
Volunteer to make meals, stack shelves and pack breakfast bags at the Aid for Friends Distribution Center on Saturday, May 10, at 10 a.m. The center delivers frozen meals to elderly people who are homebound. Meet at the Center, located on Townsend Road, off of Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-572-2160 to sign up and get directions. (Children are welcome to help, too.) Read more.
Alumni Association Program Committee Meeting—Wednesday, April 9, at 6 p.m. in the Blankley Alumni House
Alumni Association Meeting—Saturday, April 12, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, with lunch at noon. A Reunion workshop for 3s and 8s and 4s and 9s follows lunch.
Fine Arts Senior Thesis Show 2008—Friday, April 25, from 8 to 10 p.m., with an alumni reception from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Spruance Art Gallery.
Waiting For Lefty—Friday, April 18, on the MainStage. Alumni get 30% discount on tickets!
Reunion Weekend—May 30, 31 and June 1
Alumna Focuses on Her Family
Chelsea Badeau '03 was profiled in the Chestnut Hill Local. Badeau majored in video communications at Arcadia; she is currently managing editor of Comcast.net and volunteers several times a week. The story delves into Badeau's remarkable family background, growing up in Mt. Airy with 21 siblings, 20 of whom were adopted. Read the full story. (Presented with permission from the Chestnut Hill Local.)
Snapshot: Photographer Explores Poverty
Photographer and Art Educator, Linda Ruth Paskell '81, '96 M.Ed., will share stories of her journeys through Central America, South America and Africa, along with the captivating photography that was born from those trips. Using her work as a canvas for the stories of people who stand proud, strong and full of inexplicable joy in the face of racism and adversity, the spirited Paskell will share her "art from the heart." The event takes place Saturday, April 12, from noon to 1:30 p.m., at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. It is free with $8 admission to the Museum.
Updating Your Resume? Get Help
Writing your resume for the first time or updating it for the first time in years? The Alumni Association Career Committee offers this workshop to help you create a resume that makes you stand out as a superior candidate for a job you are seeking. Review resume writing basics, learn about current trends and critique your resume. In addition, explore ways to utilize and maximize available technology when searching for a job and submitting your resume. The workshop takes place on Saturday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to noon in the University Gallery, Landman Library. For more information or to make a reservation please e-mail email@example.com or call (215) 572-2160.
Several of these classes completed short-term international educational experiences over spring break. Dr. Shekhar Deshpande, Associate Professor and Director of Communications, brought nine students to India for his course Visual Culture in India. Fifteen students traveled to Italy, led by Judith Taylor, Associate Professor of Fine Arts to study art and architecture. Another 27 students, including Physician Assistants and Physical Therapy students, completed Service Learning in Guatemala with Adjunct Professor Terry Greiner and Professor of Education Dr. Erica Davila. Alumni Director Georgene Piling also joined the group.
The event is free. However, you may bring breakfast items such as granola bars and oatmeal packets to donate to the Center. The Arcadian Adventures series is sponsored by the Program Committee of the Arcadia University Alumni Association.
Arcadia Chronicles is a monthly e-newsletter published by the Offices of Alumni Relations
Writing: Georgene Pilling, Eva Korolishin, Lori Bauer, Donna Whitlock, Sue Gettlin, Purnell Cropper