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The Arcadia University Alumni eNewsletter  | June 18, 2013

Alumni Reunite, Reminisce During Reunion 2013

Class of 1963

by Kevin A. Brown, Director of Alumni Relations

Over 300 alumni and guests returned to campus June 7 and 8 to celebrate their Reunions, with classmates Madeline (Maddy) Johnson Stein ’68 coming from as far west as Atherton, CA and Kathleen (Kay) York ’68 traveling more than 3500 miles from London, England.

Members of the Classes of 1963 and 1968 gathered with other alumni on Friday for a downtown excursion to the Barnes Museum and, despite some heavy rain, a full weekend of laughter and reminiscing could be heard across the campus long into the night. The Class of 1963 was also the winner of the Cornell Cup for the class with the largest attendance at Reunion with 37 members returning to celebrate 50 years of memories.

We were honored to greet Mary Berlin Benjamin ’43, who proudly carried her class banner from the Wishing Well to the Great Room in the Commons for the Parade of Classes, and we were delighted to welcome more than 100 alumni, families and friends to the young alumni picnic on the Haber Green. The sun shone brightly on Saturday and allowed us to stay outdoors for the dedication ceremony of the Outdoor Café Terrace with members of the Dr. M. Fredric Rieders ‘80 family, Betty Jean and Karl Rieders in attendance. Read more and view video.

Photo: The Class of 1963 celebrates their 50th reunion as they lead the Parade of Classes.

Shakespeare Theater Camp comes to Arcadia in July

If you or someone you know has children to teenagers, age 8 to 18 who are looking for a unique summer camp experience that is rooted in the arts and theatre, please consider Shakespeare@, an engaging and fun summer camp that will take place on the Arcadia campus from July 8-20.

Shakespeare@ offers a two-week summer theater program that focuses on bringing fun to the works of William Shakespeare. Students will engage in classes that increase their understanding and ability to perform Shakespeare on stage. The students will rehearse an abbreviated version of the Bard’s, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, for performance at the end of the two week session! Read more.

Highlights from the Campus 'Bulletin'

Don't Miss This Event! Campus Philly's 5th Annual Opportunity Fair, June 20

The Annual Opportunity Fair will be held at the University of Pennsylvania on Thursday, June 20 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. This is an in-person event for recent college graduates (2009-2013) seeking career opportunities in the Greater Philadelphia region.

Employers will be recruiting for entry-level positions in a range of industries. Graduate schools will also be available to showcase their programs and nonprofits will be seeking new volunteers and members.

There will also be fun and informative seminars throughout the day on topics including networking, graduate school planning and community engagement. This event is free for any recent graduate looking for regional career opportunities. Please click here for more information.

DiVello ’99 Publishes First Book

Cuba GroupSara DiVello ’99 recently completed Where in the OM Am I?, a career memoir about the transition from working in financial services to teaching yoga and the many memorable characters in both worlds. The book was released on June 11.

Kirkus Reviews cites, "DiVello’s fresh, sympathetic voice and humor..." and calls this, "...A must-read for yogis (or would-be yogis) who enjoy a little snarkiness with their savasana."

Books are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBookstore, and select bookstores. Signed copies are also available from Sara herself. Contact her via her website.

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