Holiday Concerts – Bring your family and friends and join Arcadia alumni in special holiday concerts this season. Hear A Renaissance Noel in the Castle on Dec. 9. See Peter Nero and the Philly POPS at the Kimmel Center on Dec. 18. And laugh with the Canadian Brass in the Kimmel Center on Dec. 19. For more information or to register online, click here or call the Alumni Office at 215-572-2095.

Reunion 2006 – Mark your calendars for June 2-4, 2006. Classes that end in “1”and “6” celebrate Reunion 2006, but all alumni are welcome to join the festivities. Click here to see the full Reunion schedule of activities.

New Career Initiatives – The Alumni Office offers a variety of services through the Alumni Online Community to registered users:

  • A Career Service section, where you can post a job opening or a resume and read about job openings and résumés from the alumni of 400 colleges and universities in the United States.
  • The Alumni Online Directory, where you can take advantage of a Career Search option and become a mentor for fellow alumni and students. You also can look for a mentor in the community.

Online Community – To become a registered user of the Online Community e-mail for your confidential code.

Cast your vote! Vote today for the new Alumni Association Board of Directors and Nominating Committee, your Alumni Association leaders. Check the Winter Herald 2006 for your ballot. Click here to vote online.

Wanted: Physical Therapy Alumni – Pass the word: The Physical Therapy Department is looking for more e-mail addresses of PT alumni. Forward this e-newsletter to fellow alumni, who can contact us at And watch for information about PT news and events.

Keep Yourself Up To Date – You can update your e-mail address and other personal information in the Alumni Online Directory. Join Arcadia's Alumni Online Community and look up classmates and see their latest news! Contact the Alumni Office at for your one-time-use registration code, and join Arcadia's password-protected Online Community at


Letters from the Congo – Senior Louis Herbst is giving worldwide voice to people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. An aspiring history teacher, Herbst chose the Congo, a hot-bed for political and social unrest, for his ED 411 class inquiry. “I wanted to give them a chance to speak their minds to the world,” Herbst says. Click here to visit his Web site where he posts letters written by the Congolese people. Herbst is working with theatre student Sara Waxman, who donated a laptop, and Dennis Gallagher, Associate Dean of Teaching Assessment and Assistant Professor of Psychology, who donated a 35mm camera, to document human rights violations. Students in Adjunct Professor Edith Stetser’s conversational French class are translating the Congo letters into English.

Women in Iraq – With women on the ballot in upcoming Iraqi elections, it remains to be seen what role women will have in a new Iraqi society. Dr. Hayat Alvi-Aziz is an assistant professor in Arcadia’s new International Studies program. She wrote about “The Human Rights of Women and Social Transformation in the Arab Middle East” in the Middle East Review of International Affairs in June 2005. Click here for a discussion with Dr. Alvi-Aziz.

Helping in Louisiana – “They have lost everything, but few are depressed,” Dr. Samuel M. Cameron, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, wrote from Baton Rouge, La. He filed reports about his three-week mission to provide counseling and other psychological services to survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Read Dr. Cameron’s journal entries at: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3.

Faculty SpotlightClick here to find out what your favorite faculty are doing and for their e-mail addresses.


Knight Madness – More than 600 students packed Kuch Center to support the Arcadia athletic teams and show their school spirit at a midnight rally in November. Click here to see what school spirit looks like at Arcadia today.

ESL Certificates – Arcadia University has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education as a training program provider for the ESL Program Specialist Certificate. For specific information on ESL contact Ellen Skilton-Sylvester. For more information on the ESL certificate click here.

Moscow Plastic Arts – The Arcadia University Art Gallery presents Moscow Plastic Arts, an exhibition of new photographs by Ithaca-based artist Nick Muellner, through Dec. 18. The twenty ink-jet prints in the exhibition depict views of construction sites in and around Moscow. They evoke both the Soviet celebration of labor imagery and the austerity of American Minimalist sculpture. To view images and read more about the exhibit and gallery hours, visit


Put a Paver on Your Gift ListThe Alumni Fund Walk of Pride winds through campus from the Castle and on past the Wishing Well, with over 1,000 inscribed pavers installed on it. Your paver could be added, too! March 1, 2006, is the deadline for ordering and purchasing a paver to be installed on The Walk prior to Reunion weekend (June 2-4, 2006). Once you have made a gift to the Annual Fund 2006, you will receive a brochure with a paver order form. For more information or to place an order by phone, call the Annual Fund Office at 215-572-2124 or e-mail

Join the Knight Society – The Winter 2006 Herald is on its way to your mailbox. Look for profiles of alumni such as Patty Darling Kile, who will celebrate her 50th Reunion and 50 years of loyal giving, which makes her a charter member in the new Knight Society. Use the response envelope in the Annual Report and join her in the new Knight Society. Click here for more information.

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