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The Arcadia University Alumni eNewsletter  | November 2013

Arcadia University Donor Appreciation Event Features Captivating Student Performances

An Arcadia Celebration

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 marked a magnificent evening to celebrate the generosity of donors, Trustees, alumni, faculty, and staff. The event featured captivating artistic and cultural performances by Arcadia University students.

Serving as a gesture of deep gratitude from the University to those who have and continue to help shape Arcadia, the evening was an opportunity for donors to meet the student recipients of their scholarships. This year was the first time members of the Gateway Society, President’s Circle, Covenant Society, Knight Society, and scholarship donors have celebrated in a joint event.

During a well choreographed 45-minute program, Arcadia students showcased their talents with a duet, an aria, and even a salsa dance that made at least one attendee remark “I feel like I’m at ‘Dancing with the Stars’!” As donors and alumni mingled with one another and University administration, faculty, staff, and students, several donors remarked at the vibrant, luxe atmosphere of the event.

“This is the first time I’ve been to an event like this,” said Arlene Johnston ’72, community engagement officer on the Alumni Association Steering Committee. “I love it. Everything is exceptional.” Read more.

Trustees Visit American Graduate School, Lichtenstein Exhibit in France

An Arcadia CelebrationFurthering the mission of Arcadia University, a nationally recognized leader in international education, Arcadia’s Board of Trustees has a unique responsibility to the institution—all term trustees are responsible to observe firsthand a global program run by Arcadia.

In October, five Arcadia University trustees led a group to Paris, France, to visit the American Graduate School (AGS). The group met with students, faculty, and staff to learn about the curriculum and the relationship between Arcadia and AGS. While in Paris, the group also toured the Lichtenstein exhibit at the Centre Pompidou; the exhibit has a special connection with Arcadia, as Lichtenstein’s wife, Dorothy Herzka, attended the university in the 1950s. Read more.

A Message from the President of the Alumni Association, Grace Wainwright Taylor

As I sidled up to the University Commons on Friday night, both my husband and I were glad to have put the extra effort to dress our best. The Great Room was transformed into a glamorous lounge brimming with familiar faces of generous donors who help to make Arcadia the incredible place it is.

It was exciting to see performances from the Theatre and Music Departments, Knight Club, Puro Ritmo, Cheerleaders, and hear about the great academic, cultural, and global experiences of a few amazing students. Similarly exciting was the opportunity to hear Arcadia University’s new President—Dr. Nicolette DeVille Christensen—speak of our legacy and recognize President Emeritus Bette Landman’s attendance.

For those of you I have not met, I am the current President of our Alumni Association. Since the spring semester of my own graduating year, I have been involved with this association and I am so excited to be leading this incredible group onward and upward into the future of our institution.

In just these past few months there has been much going on with the AUAA. Alumni met on October 5 at the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon to celebrate our Alumni Leaders. The campus also enjoyed Homecoming with double overtime for Women’s and Men’s Soccer. AUAA was represented by an Alumni Judge at Mr. Beaver.

Our Steering Committee and the Alumni Association have been working together on identifying the members of the Leadership Council. Each Chapter, Club, and Class should be nominating one person to represent their group at the annual alumni meeting which will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Be sure to let us know who should be nominated to represent your class or group.

An initiative is in the making to connect our recent graduates of the last 10 years with newly enrolled students to welcome them into the Arcadia community. The Knights and Squires Program enters its pilot year with the incoming class of 2018. Please click here if you would like to participate as a Knight.

If you would like to get involved with the Alumni Association Steering Committee or know of someone who we should contact, please click here and fill out the nomination form. The Chair of the Nominating Committee will be in touch.

Highlights from the Campus Bulletin

Seattle Alumni Chapter Forming

Seattle Alumni Group Suzanne Decker Fenimore '61, Lynda Stockslager Bramlett '77, and Sandra Parry Howard '64 had a wonderful time gathering in Seattle recently. They spent time discussing their goal of growing a regional chapter in the area. Plans are being made for a spring meeting.

If you live in the Seattle, WA area and would like to join the group, please contact Sue at suzif1001@yahoo.com or Sandy at Sandy_Howard@comcast.net.

Arcadia Launches Student Blog Site

An Arcadia Celebration

Innovative eating habits. Roommates studying abroad. A blimp over Glenside.

These are just three of the informative and quirky entries found on Arcadia University’s new blog site, Because Arcadia, which follows 12 students as they catalog the delights and occasional difficulties of undergraduate life. The blog is managed by University Communications and Enrollment Management.

“Arcadia is a place full of stories worth telling,” said global media major and blogger Francesca Mayr ’16. “The blog will serve as a platform for these day-to-day occurrences that may not be news-worthy enough to get coverage in The Bulletin, but are nevertheless important for understanding what it means to be an Arcadian.”

Photo: First-year students enjoy lunch at Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia during New Student Orientation. Courtesy of Rob Hill.

Upcoming Alumni Events

Join the Office of Alumni Relations at our upcoming events. Learn more or register online at www.arcadia.edu/alumnievents.

Thursday, December 5: Financial Fundamentals for Life Decisions; Stein Fireplace Lounge, Commons, 6 - 8 p.m.

Nathan Hayward '06, '09M (Strid Wealth Management Group) and John Krause '07 (SEI) will present to students and recent alumni on the basics of finance. Learn how to budget, buy a car, move out on your own and save for the future in a creative and entertaining way. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, December 19: Glorious Sounds of Christmas, Kimmel Center, 7 p.m.

A few tickets remain for this festive concert at the Kimmel Center which is sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Reserve your tickets by Monday, Nov. 25. Tickets are $45 per person. Click here to register.

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