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The Arcadia University Alumni eNewsletter  | February 15, 2013

Do You Want to Say More About Arcadia’s Future?

Grey Towers CastleThe Arcadia Strategic Planning Committee is grateful for the high participation rate in the online planning survey that concluded earlier this month. While the results of the survey are being reviewed, the Committee wants to continue the discussion of ideas for Arcadia University’s future by conducting on-campus sessions.

The Committee will conduct a series of facilitator-led focus groups from Feb. 11 to 28 to expand on the information collected through their online survey. A member of the Planning Committee will attend each focus group so that they can hear the information directly from the participants.

In order to provide a setting where every member of the focus group has the opportunity to contribute to the conversation, the number of participants in each session will be limited by pre-registration. Register online.

If you are interested in participating in a focus group, but the available sections are filled please email Dr. John Hoffman, Project Manager for the Planning Process at hoffmanj@arcadia.edu. Subsequent focus or consultation groups may be formed if and when necessary.

Alumni Highlight: Joey Madia ’90

Joey-MadiaJoseph Madia ’90 is the Artistic Director of Seven Stories Theatre Company, which specializes in social justice theater. He has spent the past three years working with thousands of elementary school and middle school students using interactive theater techniques to work on bullying education and prevention.

Seven Stories Theatre Company has an Emerging Playwrights series that produces new works by half a dozen playwrights from all over the midwest and mid-Atlantic. In April, look for the world premiere "Positive+," a play written by a man who has been HIV+ for 18 years.

In addition, Madia has debuted two original murder mystery musicals which he wrote. He teaches theater and creative writing to both youth and adults and will be playing a lead role in the independent film remake of the 1932 classic "White Zombie" this May. He recently played a role in a film about the founding of West Virginia as well.

Madia’s second novel, Minor Confessions of an Angel Falling Upward, was published late last year and he is working on the sequel, as well as the sequel to his debut novel, Jester- Knight, published in 2009.

Career Education Offers Resources to Alumni

Knight-LinkLooking for a job? Want to change careers? Arcadia University alumni have found KnightLink to be a remarkably accessible resource. More than 2,000 opportunities have been posted to the database since it started a year ago.

Through KnightLink, you will be able to:

  • Search and apply for jobs (full-time, part-time, volunteer, internship)
  • Set your resume to be searchable and viewable by registered and approved employers
  • Check out workshops and events provided by the Office of Career Education

Those who utilize KnightLink have an advantage over other job seekers because the registered and approved employers on this site specifically want to target those with a degree from Arcadia.

KnightLink is the one of the most effective routes for Arcadia to deliver alumni to their preferred career path. All of functions on KnightLink are available free for alumni.

Save the Date for Upcoming Events

Dr-SeussSunday, Feb. 24: Dr. Seuss Day with Mini Carnival 1 to 3 p.m., Grey Towers Castle

An event for the tall and the small, where children grades K-3 accompanied by an adult are invited to enjoy a fun-filled day of activities including Seuss related games, face painting, juggling and more.

The Dr. Seuss event was established in honor of alumna Jami Rodriguez ’00 and continues in her memory. The event is free, but donations are accepted toward the Jami Rodriguez Scholarship, which recognizes current full-time undergraduates who have made contributions to campus life through dedication to community service.

For more information and to R.S.V.P. by Feb. 22, e-mail communityservice@arcadia.edu.

Wednesday, March 12: An Evening of Chocolate and Wine, Castle Dining Room, 7 p.m. Tickets are still available to this popular alumni event. Tickets are $30 per person.

Friday, March 22: March Madness at Arcadia University, Stein Fireplace Lounge, from 6 to 10 p.m. Bring your bracket and cheer on your favorite NCAA basketball team while enjoying food and beverages. This event is sponsored by Quad A. Cost is $10 per person.

Sunday, April 7: Quad-A Sponsors Philadelphia Wings Game. Cost: $20 includes ticket and voucher for hot dog, soda and popcorn. The game starts at at 4 p.m. Tickets must be reserved by March 25.

Visit www.arcadia.edu/alumnievents to register for these and other events.

Highlights from the Campus 'Bulletin'

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

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