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Online Ballot for Board Vacancies
The Arcadia University Alumni Association holds annual elections to fill positions on the Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. These positions are held for two-year terms; Board Directors may be nominated for a second two-year term. Alumni Trustees are nominated for one four-year term. Arcadia University Alumni are invited to nominate candidates to serve in these positions. The Nominating Committee prepares the slate of candidates for the annual election. A vote is an affirmation of the candidates that the Nominating Committee puts on the ballot. Voting ends March 1. Vote here.
Dr. Steve Michael Named Provost
President Jerry Greiner has named Dr. Steve O. Michael as Arcadia's new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective July 1. Current Arcadia Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Michael L. Berger has announced that he will retire after the 2008-09 academic year, following 16 years of distinguished service in that position. Dr. Michael has served as Vice Provost at Kent State University for six years and earned the rank of Professor of Higher Education Administration. Read more.
Business Lecture Series
Arcadia University Theatre: The Women
Psychology Lecture: "The Other Mommy War" (Free CE Credits)
Act 48 Workshops for School Librarian Certification
For more information, contact Bette Goldstone.
Cézanne Lecture and Exhibit
Bonnie Hayes, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, will place Paul Cézanne's art in historical context and discuss the painter's influence on the work of modern masters on Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in the Grey Towers Castle Dining Room. Join fellow Arcadia alumni at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Saturday, March 28, at 10 a.m. for a tour of Cézanne and Beyond, which includes more than 40 of Cézanne's paintings. The lecture is free; tickets for Cézanne and Beyond cost $22 and include an audio tour. Those who cannot attend the exhibit are encouraged to attend the lecture. Contact the Alumni Office for tickets and info.
AU Ranked #1 in Study Abroad
His research interest includes the application of business strategies to institutional management.
He is known nationally for his work on institutional diversity and is widely published on higher education finance, strategic planning, marketing, accreditation, internationalization and academic entrepreneurship. He is the 1st Vice President and President-elect for the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, an organization sponsored by the American Council on Education.
"Steve's energy and enthusiasm and his experience with both internationalization and diversity will help advance Arcadia University's leadership in global education," Greiner said. "And Steve's knowledge about university organization and management will allow us to move forward with deliberate speed." Arcadia's new undergraduate curriculum lets students explore the globe as they make intellectual connections across disciplines and cultures and between theory and real-world applications. Arcadia also has one of the oldest and largest campus-based study abroad operations in the country.
Dr. Michael earned a Ph.D. in Administration of Higher Education from the University of Alberta, Canada. He earned a master's degree in Business Education and obtained first class honors in his bachelor's degree at Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria. He is the recipient of the first Sheffield Award for the best article published in the Canadian Journal of Higher Education.
At Kent State University, Dr. Michael was instrumental in the establishment of Kent State operations in Asia and also supervised International Affairs; Faculty Professional Development Center; KSU Florence, Italy; KSU Geneva, Switzerland; KSU China; and the Chief Diversity Office. Dr. Michael received an Honorary Degree from Danubius University in Romania for his special projects in the Black Sea countries.
Arcadia Chronicles is a monthly e-newsletter published by the Offices of Alumni Relations
Writing: Georgene Pilling, Donna Whitlock, Purnell Cropper, Lori Bauer