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Alumni Homecoming, Oct. 10
Fall Fest combines Alumni Homecoming with the traditional Family Weekend activities. The result is a celebration for the entire Arcadia family. "We invite you to spend this Saturday on campus. Festivities include a carnival along the Walk of Pride and a relaxing lunch on the Castle porch," says Georgene Pilling of Alumni Relations. "This year Fall Fest includes two alumni soccer games—the women at 9:45 a.m. on Kuch Field and the men at 5:30 p.m. on Blankley Field Hockey Field during the GOLD picnic. The day ends in a grand finale of fireworks." See the complete list of activities and register at www.arcadia.edu/fallfest.
Campaign Kickoff at Elkins Estate
Arcadia is hosting a weeklong celebration to launch At Home & In the World—The Campaign for Arcadia University, and to honor the people who make it possible for faculty and students to contribute to the world in notable ways. "The kickoff of the Campaign marks the coming together of the University," says President Jerry Greiner. "As a community, we will achieve the goals set forth in the Campaign and continue to enhance the Arcadia experience .... Read more.
Art Galley Seeks Submissions
Richard Torchia, Director of the Arcadia University Art Gallery, encourages students, alumni, faculty, and staff to submit examples of their work to this year's Works on Paper. All are eligible. "In 2006, the last time we presented the exhibition, Museum of Modern Art drawing curator Connie Butler selected 40 works from a total of 883 brought to the Gallery," says Torchia. "At only 30 years of age, our juror this year, João Ribas, is a maverick .... Read more.
Poet and Author Kristina Moriconi, Oct. 16
Kristina Moriconi '88, '05M, poet and author, returns to her alma mater Arcadia University on Friday, Oct. 16, as part of Arcadia's Writers Return to Campus series at 7:30 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. Moriconi will read from her collection of poems and published pieces. Read more.
Theater Production: Home, Oct. 22 - Nov. 1
Home, by playwright Samm-Art Williams, is the story of Cephus Miles, a young farmer in fictitious Cross Roads, North Carolina, who is content to work the land until his life is turned upside down by his girlfriend's sudden departure. Read more.
Service Trip to Gualan, Guatemala,
Volunteer with Arcadia students over Spring Break 2010 in medical clinics, orphanages, construction and schools. Register by Jan. 15, 2010. For complete itineraries and detailed information visit www.arcadia.edu/alumnitravel or contact Georgene Pilling of Alumni Relations at 215-572-2946 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exploring Peru and Understanding its Heritage, June 25 – July 3, 2010
Go on a 9-day excursion beginning with a coach ride from Lima to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, passing landscapes dotted with villages, camelids and colorful markets. Register by Jan. 15, 2010. For complete itineraries and detailed information visit www.arcadia.edu/alumnitravel or contact Georgene Pilling of Alumni Relations at 215-572-2946 or email@example.com.
Kay WalkingStick Exhibits in Colo.
Kay WalkingStick '59 earned a B.F.A. from Arcadia and an M.F.A. from the Pratt Institute. Since then she's become an award-winning artist. She is one of three artists whose work is featured in Personal Paradise: Contemporary Perspectives on Landscape Painting, an exhibition at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 West Dale Street, Colorado Springs, Colo. The exhibit runs through Dec. 6. WalkingStick will give a lecture titled "Living in the City/ Painting in the Wild" on Oct. 8, at 6 p.m. at the Denver Art Museum. Call 720-913-0165 to R.S.V.P. For more information, visit www.douglassociety.org.
Frazier Joins Advancement Team
The Office of University Advancement is pleased to introduce Diana Frazier as the Assistant Vice President for University Advancement. Initially, Frazier's focus is on the events associated with the official kickoff of At Home & In the World—The Campaign for Arcadia University. She also is responsible for increasing support for both the Annual Fund and the Campaign funds. "The Campaign itself is an exciting step forward for the University," she says. Read more.
"I hope it will lay the foundation for increased support for growth of the academic program and student recruitment efforts for years to come."
Before joining the staff at Arcadia, Frazier worked at CrossWorld as the Director of Institutional Advancement. She also gained experience in development and enrollment management while working at Westminster Theological Seminary.
Frazier earned a bachelor's degree in History from The King's College in New York, N.Y.
She is a resident of Glenside, Pa., enjoys reading and—like many Arcadia students—admits to having a mild obsession with Facebook.
"The rains came again at the end of the 7th inning, which cut our time short, but all in attendance reported an enjoyable evening," says Nancy Woehrle of Alumni Relations. "We hope to increase our ticket sales next year. Look for information in the spring. Go Phillies!"
Arcadia Chronicles is a monthly e-newsletter published by the Offices of Alumni Relations
Writing: Georgene Pilling '04M, Donna Whitlock '05, Purnell Cropper, Lori Bauer, Michelle Tooker '07