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The Arcadia University Alumni eNewsletter  | October 18, 2013

Dr. Nicolette DeVille Christensen Named President of Arcadia University

Dr. Nicolette DeVille ChristensenOn October 11, 2013, the Board of Trustees at Arcadia University announced the election of Dr. Nicolette DeVille Christensen as the twenty-first President in the University’s 160-year history.

“The Board’s decision was based on the quality of Dr. Christensen’s consistent leadership and innovative vision demonstrated over the past seven months as Chief Operating Officer and the past five years as Vice President and Executive Director of The College of Global Studies,” wrote Board Chair Chris van de Velde in an announcement to the Arcadia community. “The Board believes Dr. Christensen has proven the ability to provide strong and stable leadership.”

Christensen was appointed to oversee the responsibilities of President, running Arcadia’s day-to-day operations since being named Chief Operating Officer (COO) in March. She will assume the role of President effective immediately. More.

Arcadia Family Reunites at Homecoming 2013

Arcadia Family Reunites at Homecoming 2013Despite forecasts of rain, Homecoming at Fall Fest turned out to be a beautiful day. On Saturday, more than 300 alumni, family, and friends came back to campus to enjoy a variety of events. Some started the day with a vigorous 5K run which benefited Arcadia Athletics. The annual Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony followed and honored this year’s inductees as well as inductees from prior years.

Many alumni and their children meandered up and down the student activity tables, enjoying the Fall Fest carnival and picnic lunch. There was plenty of excitement as the men’s soccer team won in double overtime and the women’s soccer team tied Stevenson University. For the latest on Arcadia University Athletics, follow the Knights via social media on Facebook and Twitter, or sign up for text message alerts.

As has become tradition at Arcadia, a spectacular fireworks display followed the alumni evening picnic, highlighting Grey Towers Castle and Haber Green. The festivities continued as the Physical Therapy alumni and friends gathered at a beer tasting and silent auction and the ALANA alumni mingled at a dessert reception in the Commons. View photos.

Lost Alumni Contest: Congratulations to Lisa Dunkelberger ’07

Edie ClarkLisa Dunkelberger ’07 was the winner of our Lost Alumni contest. Lisa was, coincidentally, a member of the class which found the most lost classmates and took special effort in requesting a lost class list to help find “lost” alums.

The Office of Alumni Relations thanks all who referred friends to the alumni update form. Don’t stop now! We will continue to raffle off prizes to those who update their contact information and to those who refer “lost” alumni to the update form. Email alumni@arcadia.edu and request a lost list. Prizes will be selected on the 1st of each month through May 2014.

Highlights from the Campus Bulletin

Alumna Publishes What There Was Not to Tell

Edie ClarkIn What There Was Not to Tell, Edie Clark ’70 sets out to fill in the details of the gaping hole that was created in her family’s life by the death of a man she never met. What she discovered is a riveting story that is both tragic yet somehow triumphant, uniquely personal yet universal.

"This is a surprising and thoroughly compelling tale of how a single casualty of war can set off chain reactions of heartbreaking loss, undying love, and unshakable loyalty across multiple generations," notes Dayton Duncan, author of The Dust Bowl and The National Parks: America's Best Idea. "At the same time, it is an incredible piece of family detective work that keeps taking unexpected twists and turns."

The book can be ordered through her website, www.edieclark.com or through your local bookstore.

Register Now for Upcoming Events

Join the Office of Alumni Relations at our upcoming events. Register online at www.arcadia.edu/alumnievents.

October 19: Mr. Beaver Alumni Reception; Blankley Alumni House, 6 p.m. Spend the evening with friends and feel the energy on campus with the students. Enjoy a reception before heading over to Mr. Beaver.

October 23: Career Fair Alumni Lunch and Reception

October 24: Faculty Concert; Murphy Hall's Stiteler Auditorium, 7 p.m. Arcadia University's Talented Music Department Faculty will present a FREE concert open to the public.

November 9: The 37th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Arcadia University Alumni are invited to a 10 a.m. 'Meet the Artist' prior to walking through the Craft Show. Trustee Joan Brantz will be your host.

November 14: Annual Career Networking Event, Commons, 2nd Floor This event is a wonderful opportunity for alumni to interact with current students. Come and network with fellow alumni and help Arcadia students practice their networking skills and add to their professional contacts. Already planning to come to the event? The Office of Alumni Relations invites all registered alumni to a complimentary lunch from 12 - 2 p.m. and/or a reception from 4 - 6 p.m. in Blankley Alumni House.

November 18: Empty Bowl Dinner; Grey Towers Castle, 4:30 to 8 p.m., Sponsored by Arcadia University Community Service
Cost: $15 Adult plus a non-perishable food item;
$12 Pre-K - 12th grade; College Students
Two Seatings: 4:30 - 6:00; 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Tickets are seating-specific, but you may come any time during that period. Enjoy your soup in a handcrafted, ceramic bowl donated by local organizations. Proceeds go to organizations assisting the hungry and the homeless, locally and abroad.

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