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The Arcadia University Alumni eNewsletter  |  Aug. 15, 2012

Alumni Invited to Ribbon-Cutting on Easton Field

Arcadia University’s Field Hockey team hosts Richard Stockton College under the lights at Easton Field on Friday, Aug. 31, at 7 p.m. It will be the first NCAA game to take place on the new turf surface. To mark the occasion, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 6:45 p.m. Alumni are invited to attend and celebrate the start of the new season at the revamped field.

Can’t make it to the match? There will be two more chances to support Arcadia’s fall sports teams as they compete on Easton Field for the first time. Men’s Soccer hosts Swarthmore College on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. Women’s Soccer hosts Neumann University on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. Ribbon-cutting ceremonies will precede these games, too.

All three teams would like to extend a special invitation to their alumni to join them in what is sure to be a spectacular evening of celebration and competition. Alumni of each program are asked to R.S.V.P. with the Office of Alumni Relations at 215-572-2160 or alumni@arcadia.edu.

Free hot dogs, raffle prizes and a half-time competition await those in attendance.

Mary McRae Is Named Vice President for University Advancement

Mary McRae Is Named Vice President for University AdvancementArcadia University has announced Mary McRae as the new Vice President for University Advancement. She will lead Arcadia’s business development, alumni and fundraising operations.

“It will be wonderful to have someone with Mary’s depth, breadth and energy with us,” says Arcadia President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III. “She has a passion for alumni and community engagement. She sees the richness offered by our University’s unique global presence, and she knows from experience the value of strong, vibrant networks. She respects our tradition of innovation and is excited about our future as a global university.” Read more.

Highlights from the Campus 'Bulletin'

Homecoming Begins with a 5K

Alumni Homecoming at Fall Fest brings the Arcadia family together on Saturday, Oct. 13. Begin the day at 9 a.m. with a competitive 5k Run sponsored by Quad-A (Arcadia Athletic Alumni Association). Participants will receive a Quad-A t-shirt with the $25 entrance fee. Proceeds will benefit Arcadia University Athletics. Run through our new campus and see the exciting changes, especially the new turf field. Not a runner? Complete the campus course at a leisurely pace at no cost.

After enjoying much deserved refreshments, join the rest of the Arcadia Family to cheer on the Knights at volleyball, field hockey and soccer competitions; enjoy the Arcadia Family picnic lunch; party under the tent at the Alumni Homecoming Picnic Dinner; be amazed by an awesome Fireworks display over the Castle; then try your luck at Bingo Mania or attend our 8 p.m. Theater production of Meshuggah-Nuns!.

Hope to see you on campus—there's so much to see and do! Click here for a complete listing of Homecoming events. Online registration will be available on Saturday, Sept. 1.

Reflections on Alumni Trip to Umbria, Italy

By Georgene Pilling ’04M, Director of Alumni Programs

While Arcadia students take advantage of study abroad opportunities every day, all over the world, our alumni don’t always have the same opportunities, so Dr. Richard Wertime, Professor of English, and I collaborated to offer English and Humanities graduate alumni a study abroad experience of their own—a fiction writing workshop held in Montefalco, Italy, situated in the heart of the Umbrian Valley.

Ten alumni and friends jumped at the offer and what followed was a week of excursions to the medieval hill towns of Bevagna, Montefalco, Assisi, Spello and Orvieto, of fabulous food and wine, of amicable conversations in English, Italian and French, and of journeys through a countryside blanketed with vineyards, olive trees and sunflowers. Read more.

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