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The Arcadia University Alumni eNewsletter  | December 20, 2012

Season's Greetings from Office of Alumni Relations

holiday-cardThe Office of Alumni Relations wishes you a joy-filled holiday season and a happy new year.

This year's holiday card speaks of “Peace and Joy” from Arcadians all around the world, signified by the flags of countries where Arcadia has study abroad programs, tied together by the doves of peace. The word “peace” is written in seven different languages and winds its way around the edges of the card to embrace the world. This was the inspiration of Eric Forster ’13, a Graphic Design student whose card was chosen this year to wish alumni and friends “a world of holiday cheer.”

The Holiday Card tradition is a class project for students enrolled in Graphic Design IV with David Copesakes ’02, Assistant Professor of Art and Design. Over a dozen cards are submitted and only two win the privilege of becoming the Holiday greeting for the University President and the Office of Alumni Relations.

"After Arcadia, I intend to keep up with the design field, in particular user interface design," says Forster. "I have always been interested in technology and how the user interacts with it. It amazes me how quickly someone an pick up an iPhone, for example, and use it comfortably within a few minutes of playing with it. Someone had to design how that interface works, and make it work seamlessly. Good design is invisible design."

Alumna's Gift Helps Expand New Campus Tradition

Shabbat-giftsWith a recent initiative to promote and expand Jewish life on campus, Julie Benioff, Arcadia's recently appointed Rabbinic Intern, and Hillel have established Shabbat as a campus tradition. “What we’ve tried to do is create something that everybody can relate and connect to no matter what their knowledge level and experience is of Judaism,” says Benioff. “We had to strike a balance because everyone has a different knowledge level.”

After learning about the efforts to reinvigorate Arcadia's Jewish community, Lyanne Lindo Wassermann '61 was compelled to contribute in her own way.

Wassermann contributed items for the Shabbat services, including a Shabbat set and Havdallah set. In addition to the items, which are now used for the Shabbat dinners, Wassermann has also made an inaugural financial gift to support the renewal of Jewish life on campus. Wassermann hopes that others who are interested will join her and add to the fund that will be available to sustain the events and activities.

Photo: gifts donated by Lyanne Lindo Wassermann '61 to be used during Shabbat dinners

Upcoming Events for Alumni

Alumni Basketball Days: Join the Arcadia Knights for Alumni Basketball Days on Saturday, Jan. 19. Come play a friendly game of basketball with 20 minute running halves with a 10 minute halftime. Bring both a red and white shirt to play in, as we will be dividing up teams the day of. Locker rooms will be available to shower and change after both games.

Stay for Lunch and the Student games as the women play Alvernia at 1 p.m. and the men go against Stevenson at 3 p.m.

End the day with at the Keswick Tavern with drink specials from 5 – 7 p.m. For more information or to register, please click here.

Philadelphia Wings with Knight Club: Knight Club, Arcadia's dance club, will be performing on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 4 p.m. during halftime at the Philadelphia Wings game. Tickets are available for $20 and can be ordered by emailing mmcfann@arcadia.edu.

Wine and Chocolate: Back by Popular Demand! Chocolatier Tom Sciascia ’86 and The Wine Merchant Dave Greenstein present this intellectual and savory adventure on the fine art of pairing chocolate with wine. Cost is $30 per person. Registration information will be announced in the new year.

Highlights from the Campus 'Bulletin'

Alumni Events
Reunion 2013
Our House is Your House - visit Blankley Alumni House and tour campus
Find Us on Facebook
Arcadia Alumni Linked In Group

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