FACULTY NEWS AND NOTES
Heikki Lempa, associate professor and chair of history, and Paul Peucker, adjunct history instructor, have edited and contributed to a new book titled Self, Community, World: Moravian Education in a Transatlantic World. The book, which came out in January 2010 from Lehigh University Press, includes contributions to the history of Moravian education in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Conferences and Presentations
Kerry H. Cheever, professor and chairperson for the St. Luke's School of Nursing at Moravian College, was invited to deliver the annual Janet Rodgers A. Lecture at the University of San Diego on Tuesday, March 16, 2010. Dr. Cheever's lecture was titled "Fostering Nursing Scholarship through Forging Academic-Service Partnerships."
Dana S. Dunn, professor of psychology and director of the Learning in Common Curriculum, gave a keynote address at the 24th Annual Annual Conference on the Teaching of Psychology hosted by Farmingdale State College of the SUNY system. The conference was held in Tarrytown, N.Y. The title of Dunn's talk was "The Blueprint Book, Assessment, and Future Directions for the Psychology Major." While inTarrytown, Dunn toured the famed Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and visted the graves of Washington Irving (one of his favorite authors) and Andrew Carnegie.
Joel Nathan Rosen, assistant professor of sociology and director of the LVAIC Africana Consortium, co-authored and presented the paper "Black and White and Green All Over: Black Baseball and the Incursion of the Jewish, Ethnic Middleman Economy" with Roberta J. Newman of NYU at the 17th annual NINE Spring Training Conference in Tempe, Arizona, held earlier this month. It was the sixth collaboration between Rosen and Newman in anticipation of their larger work, The Post-'47 Challenge: The Desegregation of Negro League Baseball and the Decline of an Ethnic Economy (University Press of Mississippi, 2013). Funding for Rosen's trip was made possible through a generous award from the FDRC.
Joel Wingard, professor of English and director of the Writing-across-the-Curriculum Program, attended the Conference on College Composition and Communication, held March 18-20 in Louisville, Ky. In a session titled "Rubrics Redux," he presented findings from the 2008 WAC assessment project that he worked on with Angela Geosits '09 as a 2008 summer SOAR project. The presentation focused on rubrics that Wingard and Geosits developed from the literature on comment and revision and applied to the data they collected.
In addition, Joel Wingard attended the semi-annual meeting of the steering committee of the Council of Writing Program Administrators Network for Media Action, where he chaired a session about "the rhetoric of Louisville" and reviewed other concurrent sessions for the online journal Kairos.
The PBS 39 program Tempo Public Square on "Defining the Middle Class" included classroom footage and an interview with Robert Brill, associate professor of psychology. The program can be viewed online at http://www.wlvt.org/TEMPO/TSS/tempops.htm. In the segment that begin at the 4:15 minute mark, Brill explains that "middle class" is a state of mind that can be described as earned self-reliance.
Dana S. Dunn, professor of psychology, recently served as external reviewer of the Department of Psychology at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Va. Founded in 1836, Emory & Henry is a liberal arts college that currently enrolls around 900 students.
Political Science professor Gary Olson's essay "Capitalism Short Circuits Our Moral Hard-Wiring"
The Canadian online cultural journal, Arts & Opinion (Vol. 9, No.2, 2010) has published Olson's review essay on recent books by Jeremy Rifkin and P.W. Singer, "Jeremy Rifkin's The Empathic Civilization and P.W. Singer's Wired for War."
The Moravian College Active Minds chapter recently received a Five-Star Chapter Award from the national organization, reported Lori Toedter, professor of psychology. The organization works to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, particularly on college campuses. Carolyn Latkovich '12 is president of the two-year-old chapter.
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