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The Arcadia University Alumni eNewsletter  | October 16, 2012

In Celebration of a Life Well Lived—Dr. Norman Johnston

Dr. Norman JohnstonIt is with the deepest sorrow and a sense of loss that we announce the departure of a great Beaver man, a true and proud Arcadian, Dr. Norman Johnston, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, who died on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at the age of 91.

Johnston joined Beaver College in 1962 and remained active as a teacher, scholar, professor emeritus, and university citizen until his quiet exit on Saturday—making him one of the (if not the) longest serving faculty in the school’s 158 year history.

Over his decades of service, Johnson taught and mentored hundreds of students. His primary research focused on the history of punishment, imprisonment, and the evolution of prison architecture worldwide. Read more.

Alumni Travel: Cuba Trip Moved to April 2013

This year's alumni travel excursion to Cuba will take place April 7-14, 2013. The trip, led by alumna Pam Martin-Molina ’73, ’03M, will give travelers the chance to experience the unique and evolving island nation with a knowlegable guide. For more information, click here or call 215-572-2160.

Career Education: Professional Networking 101

networkingAlumni are invited to the annual Professional Networking event on Wednesday, Nov. 8, sponsored by Career Education and Alumni Relations. Alumna Connie Grier ’07M, founder of The RESPECT Alliance, a non-profit corporation and CKG Consulting, LLC, will speak on the importance of networking and mentoring and illustrate some effective networking and relationship-building strategies.

Click here to register for Professional Networking 101.

To update professional or personal contact information, complete and submit the Career Mentor Form.

Highlights from the Campus 'Bulletin'

November Gatherings in Washington, D.C.

Alumni and friends are invited to join Kevin Brown, Director of Alumni Relations, at a Washington D.C. area gathering. Share ideas for future events and meet fellow alumni.

The Willard Intercontinental Washington: Friday, Nov. 2, 2 p.m. at 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

18th Street Lounge: Friday, Nov. 2, 6-8 p.m. at 1212 18th Street NW (Dress code: Gentlemen, please refrain from wearing shorts, sandals, or athletic wear.)

Prince Georges County Family Crisis Center and Shelter: Saturday, Nov. 3, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Alumni volunteers will assist the Family Crisis Center with a playground clean up. The playground is used by the children of clients seeking safe shelter from Domestic Violence. Please bring work clothes, work gloves and sturdy shoes. Cleaning up debris, painting, raking will be the type of work to expect. The group will be working outdoors, rain or shine, so be prepared. It is not necessary to stay for the entire five-hour work shift. Just work as long as you can.

Register for any of the three Washington DC alumni events online. For more information, contact Alumni Relations at 215-572-2160 or alumni@arcadia.edu.

On- and Off-Campus Fun for Alumni

Between Mr. Beaver, Empty Bowl and an Alumni Community Service opportunity with Philabundance, there are plenty of opportunities for alumni to stay involved and get back to campus.

Mr. Beaver: Mr. Beaver is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. in the Kuch Alumni Gymnasium. This annual tradition never disappoints. Join the fun to see who will take on the title of Mr. Beaver 2012.

Empty Bowl: The 19th Annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner, a fundraiser to raise awareness of hunger and homelessness, takes place on Monday, Nov. 12, with seatings at 4:30 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle.

Tickets are $15 for alumni with all proceeds being shared with agencies that fight hunger and homelessness. Please bring a canned good or non-perishable food item as part of the entrance fee. All items collected will be donated to a local food shelter. Questions can be directed to the Office of Community Service at 215-572-4000 or rubino@arcadia.edu.

Community Service at Philabundance: Alumni are invited to sort and pack donations at Philabundance’s Hunger Relief Center in South Philadelphia on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Limited volunteer spots are available and advance registration is required. Register online or call the Office of Alumni Relations at 215-572-2160.

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Office of Alumni Relations • 215-572-2160 • alumni@arcadia.edu
Kevin Brown, Director • Georgene Pilling '04M, Director of Alumni Programs • Nancy Woehrle, Assistant Director • Michael Minetti, Assistant Director for Young Alumni and Students • Rose Kraynak, Office Administrator and Communications Coordinator
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