Learn about Publishing, Celebrate with Cinco Puntos Press
While many reunion classes are busy planning events for Reunion, the Class of 1967 has reason to celebrate in both March and June. Classmates are invited back to campus on Friday, March 23—a few weeks before marking their 45-year reunion—to recognize Lee Merrill Byrd ’67 and her achievements in the publishing world.
The celebration will begin with a publishing workshop on Friday, March 23, at 2 p.m. in the Castle Mirror Room. A special sit-down dinner for the class of 1967 will be held in the Rose and Mirror Rooms at 5 p.m. The entire Arcadia community is invited to a reading at 7:30 p.m. in the Mirror Room. (Arrive at 7 p.m. for refreshments.)
Byrd founded Cinco Puntos Press in 1985 in El Paso, Texas, with her husband, Bobby. Since its establishment, the company has won the American Book Award for excellence in publishing and was inducted into the Latino Literary Hall of Fame. Read more.
Photo: Lee Merrill Byrd ’67
Connect and Re-engage with the Black Awareness Society, April 25
The Arcadia University Black Awareness Society extends an invitation to alumni to attend a dinner on Wednesday, April 25, in the Great Room of the Commons. The evening will feature greetings and remarks by President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III, Provost Dr. Steve O. Michael, Professor Doreen Loury, Andrew Brooks ’09, Chair of the Alumni Association Young Alumni Committee, and Jazmine Goodwin ’12, President of the Black Awareness Society.
Celebrate the past and participate in a conversation about how the campus community can continue its commitment to diversity. RSVP online (www.arcadia.edu/BASalumni-rsvp) or by calling the Office of Alumni Relations at 215-572-2160.
Photo: The Black Awareness Society's January planning meeting.
Highlights from the Campus 'Bulletin'
Alumni Return to Campus for Research Expo, Evening of Wine and Truffles
A commitment to academic excellence is at the heart of Arcadia University. On the evening of March 1, the campus community filled the Rose Room in Grey Towers Castle to hear lectures by Dr. Christopher Binckley, Associate Professor of Biology, and Dr. Andrea Ketcheck ’03, Adjunct Professor of Biology. The day, which began with students presenting their research in their labs, concluded with the lectures and a reception, hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations.
Just a few days later, a sold out crowd of alumni and friends filled the Castle Dining Room to understand the fine art of pairing chocolate with wine. Read the complete story and view photos and video.
Photo of Dr. John Hoffman, left, Dr. Andrea Ketcheck ’03 and Dr. Christopher Binckley by Jin Zhao '13.
Conversations with the President: Share Your Thoughts, March 22
The Office of Alumni Relations invites alumni worldwide to tune in to Conversations with the President on Thursday, March 22, at noon EST. The open meeting, similar to those held in the fall, will focus on ideas and concerns relating to the University and any questions you may have for the President.
Join President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III in the Stein Fireplace Lounge in the Commons or tune in to the live webcast at www.ustream.tv/channel/conversations-with-the-president. Those watching online will be able to submit questions via chat.
If you have a question for President Oxholm but won't be able to attend the chat, submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org
or post it in the Alumni Facebook Group.
To attend on campus, RSVP at www.arcadia.edu/president-meeting. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 215-572-2160.