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Chronicles Masthead
A Monthly Publication Serving Arcadia Alumni
April 2010

Register for Reunion Weekend

Register for Reunion Weekend Classes ending in 0s and 5s will celebrate their Reunion with classmates and friends at special receptions, Castle dinners, Alumni Awards Presentation, Parade of Classes, Reunion Luncheon, Song Contest and Alumni Art Exhibit. Graduates of the Last Decade and Physical Therapy alumni are invited to the Saturday afternoon G.O.L.D. picnic with food, festivities and DJ. All alumni are invited to top off the evening in The Chat with a performance by Blackthorn, a Celtic rock band. More information.

63 Countries and Still Writing

63 Countries and Still WritingMarcelline Krafchick '54 was Arcadia's first recipient of a Fulbright scholarship, which took her to Bristol University in the United Kingdom, where she met Bristol’s Chancellor, Sir Winston Churchill, and began travels that would take her to 63 countries. Her adventures abroad constitute her third of four books, The Romance of Elsewhere: A Half-Century of Connecting By Sea, By Air, By Rail, published by Regent Press (2007). Her romantic tales includes falling into an aardvark pit, paddling a reed boat across the San Francisco Bay, dodging a predator at the Metropolitan Opera, and facing the ugliness of racial segregation. Her writing recounts "awakened responses that routine would have left dormant." This past fall, Krafchick went to Nepal with a group that tries to help young girls. Read more.

Go on a Spring Cycling Outting

Go on a Spring Cycling OuttingSpring is here! What a great time to hop on your bike and ride down the Wissahickon Trail. Starting off the day at Fall Fest 2009, five alums did just that. Although the weather did not fully cooperate, all had a great time riding from Bells Mills Road to Manayunk. The group rested at the Manayunk Brewery for lunch before heading back. It was so invigorating that a suggestion was made to try to gather more alumni for some recreational biking trips. If you are interested in participating or leading/hosting a bike ride, contact the Alumni Office at alumni@arcadia.edu or 215-572-2160.

Upcoming Events

Chocolate: From Montezuma to Madison Avenue, April 13

Chocolate is more than just a craving, it is a complex confection of historical magnitude. The 3,000 year history of processing and manufacturing cocoa products has evolved from the simple preparation by the Maya elite of a cold beverage to the intricate creation of artisan truffles highly valued by the elite of our current culture. Scott Rawlins, Professor of Art and Design, joins alumnus Tom Sciascia '86, owner of The Painted Truffle, to inform your mind and delight your taste buds with this interactive evening of historical discussion and truffle tasting. Meet in the Castle Mirror Room at 7 p.m. The cost is $10.

Philadelphia Non-Profit and Government Career Fair Tuesday, April 13

Jointly sponsored by the career development offices of 21 area colleges and universities, this event provides an excellent opening for participants seeking internship or full-time employment opportunities. It takes place Tuesday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Joseph’s University's Sports Recreation Complex. More information on organizations attending and directions is available here.

Jello Tug of War, April 23

The Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) invite GOLD Alumni back to the 4th annual Jello Tug of War on Friday, April 23, immediately following the 4 p.m. Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new University Commons. Come back to campus and join in the Spring Fling festivities. Jello Tug-of-War participants receive a free gift.

More Alumni Events

Join an Alumni Facebook Group

Join an Alumni Facebook GroupAre you on Facebook? Have you considered creating a group page to promote your upcoming Arcadia University or Beaver College Reunion? Arcadia University group pages are already established for the Class of 1989, Class of 1990, Class of 1991, Class of 1996, Class of 2000, and Class of 2008. If you have a Facebook account, be sure to join your class group page or contact the Alumni Office for help in creating create your own group if none exists. Being a part of a group is a great way to facilitate Reunion discussions and encourage classmates to return to campus. Read more.

Snapshot: Florida Reunions

Snapshot: Florida ReunionsPresident Jerry and Terry Greiner traveled to Florida in February to attend the 16th annual Florida Reunions and visited with over 75 alumni and snowbirds. And although the Florida temperatures were cooler than expected, the sun was bright and they were warmly received in Naples, Sarasota, Orlando and Delray Beach. President Greiner shared news about At Home & In the World—The Campaign for Arcadia University, which is strengthening the excellence of the Arcadia experience and preparing students to be leaders in the world. Read more. (Photos)

From Helicopters to Wedding Planning: Alum Does it All

From Helicopters to Wedding Planning: Alum Does it AllAmy Elizabeth Manning '03 is in demand and is putting her B.A. in Communications to good use. She coaches cheerleading, keeps a blog and is planning her wedding, but it's her 9-to-5 that keeps her in flight. Since 2004, Manning has been working as a helicopter camera operator. "I think I have the coolest job in the world," she says. "Okay, so maybe an actor's job is awesome, but this runs a pretty close second." It's been a long winding path for Manning whose transition from college to career wasn’t an easy one. Focused on finding the right fit, she tried out many positions in news before finding her current position. "I was very lucky to have met the people I did, when I did," she says. Read more.

Summer Courses Reunion ad

Join an Alumni Group on Facebook (cont'd)

If you would like to start a group page, please contact the Alumni Office at 215-572-4032 or alumni@arcadia.edu. We would be happy to help you get started by providing nostalgic photos from your years at Arcadia to post on your Facebook page. It would be most helpful to have consistency in the naming of these group pages. We suggest "Arcadia University (Beaver College) Class of xxxx" for classes up to the Class of 2000 and "Arcadia University Class of xxxx" for the class of 2001 and forward. Also, be sure to notify the Alumni Office of those who are administrators of your group so that we know who to contact to advertise alumni events.


Snapshot: Florida Reunions (cont'd)

Alumni enjoyed seeing the Campaign video that featured firsthand accounts from alumni, faculty and staff about what makes Arcadia a great University.

Special thanks go to our Florida hosts—Sue Burnison Burrows '53 (Imperial Golf Club, Naples); Marilyn Neuberger Blocklinger '53 (The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota); Joanne Brayton Jacobs '68 (Leu Gardens, Orlando); and Shirley Canning Scatcherd '59 and Loli Jaeger Lindstrom '59 (Sundy House and Gardens, Delray)—for helping to arrange our venues and making personal phone calls to encourage so many alumni and friends to attend.

Save the date for the 2011 Florida Reunions, February 1–4:

  • Naples, Tuesday, Feb. 1
  • Sarasota, Wednesday, Feb. 2
  • Orlando, Thursday, Feb. 3
  • Delray, Friday, Feb. 4

Since pictures are worth 1,000 words, click here to enjoy a little Florida sunshine.

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Arcadia Chronicles is a monthly e-newsletter published by the Offices of Alumni Relations
and University Relations and distributed to Arcadia alumni.

Writing: Georgene Pilling '04M, Donna Whitlock '05, Purnell Cropper, Lori Bauer, Michelle Tooker '07
Design: Purnell Cropper  Photography: Joshua Blustein

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Office of Alumni Relations • 215-572-2160 • alumni@arcadia.edu
Georgene Pilling, Director • Nancy Woehrle, Assistant Director • Jennifer Buonpastore, Secretary