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A Monthly Publication Serving Arcadia Alumni
February 2009

Online Ballot for Board Vacancies

Vote to fill posiitons on the Alumni Association Board of Directors 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

Dr. Steve Michael, Arcadia’s new Provost and Vice President for Academic AffairsPresident 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.

Upcoming Events

Business Lecture Series
The Arcadia University Career Committee invites alumni to attend the following lectures presented by the Global Small Business Institute:

  • Ed Herr, President and Director of Herr Foods Inc.—Thursday, Feb. 12, at 9 a.m. in Brubaker 303
  • Susan Van Buren, Assistant General Manager and Director of Human Resources, SEPTA—Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 5:45 p.m. in Brubaker 303
  • View complete schedule

Arcadia University Theatre: The Women
Arcadia University Theatre brings Clare Booth Luce's 1936 satire The Women to the MainStage of the Spruance Fine Arts Center starting Feb. 19. An alumni reception takes place before the show on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Kuch Center. Contact the Alumni Office for more information. View synopsis and schedule.

Psychology Lecture: "The Other Mommy War" (Free CE Credits)
Thursday, March 5, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., in the Grey Towers Castle Rose and Mirror Rooms with an alumni reception starting at 6:15 p.m.
Dr. Dana Becker, Associate Professor at the Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, leads a discussion about how the discourse of stress creates a social context of constraint for women—particularly for working mothers. R.S.V.P. and information on CE credits: 215-572-2160 or alumni@arcadia.edu.

Act 48 Workshops for School Librarian Certification

  • Web 2.0 Technology for the School Librarian—March 23, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
  • Digital Copyright for School Librarians—March 30, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Bette Goldstone.

More Alumni Events

Cézanne Lecture and Exhibit

Cezanne and BeyondBonnie 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.

Snapshot: Chickie's & Pete's
Happy Hour at Chickie's & Pete'sAlumni gathered at Chickie's & Pete's for Happy Hour in October. The next Happy Hour takes place in April. To be notified of upcoming Happy Hours and alumni events, make sure the Office of Alumni Relations has up-to-date contact information, including e-mail and mailing address. Join the Arcadia University Alumni group on Facebook to catch up with classmates, post photos, and find out about events.

AU Ranked #1 in Study Abroad

Arcadia University Ranked #1 in Study AbroadArcadia University ranks #1 in the nation for the percentage of undergraduate students studying abroad in the 2008 Open Doors report, the authoritative annual census conducted by the Institute of International Education. Arcadia has the highest percentage of undergraduate study abroad participation among all U.S. colleges and universities for the academic year 2006-07. "Today's students are tomorrow's leaders," says Arcadia University President Jerry Greiner. Read more.

MBA On Campus or Online Online Ballot for Board of Directors Election

Dr. Steve Michael Named Provost (cont'd)

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.

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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, Donna Whitlock, Purnell Cropper, Lori Bauer
Design: Purnell Cropper  Photography: Joshua Blustein

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