Jennifer Creamer, director of international studies, gave a paper on “Gambarimasu: Japanese Women and Study Abroad” to the Canadian Asian Studies Association, October 10-12 in Montreal. She was part of a panel on “Identity and Learning in Japanese Educational Contexts.”

Jennifer also presented a similar paper at the 102nd annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, November 23 in Chicago. It was given as part of a panel on “Intercultural, Cross-Cultural, and Multicultural Education: Global Perspectives on Policies and Practices.”

Nilsa Lasso-von Lang, assistant professor of Spanish, has an article, “Feminism and Catholicism in Latin America: A Personal Experience,” in the book Reconciling Feminism and Catholicism (Notre Dame University Press), published in October. Its reception has included a feature on the National Public Radio affiliate in St. Louis.

Those in the Laros Dining Room one late fall day might have heard Nilsa conversing in lickety-split Spanish with Domingo Vázquez Meza, academic coordinator for the Universidad de las Américas in Puebla, Mexico. They were arranging summer intensive Spanish exchange courses for Moravian students.

This month, Doris and David Schattschneider, professor emerita of mathematics and dean emeritus of Moravian Theological Seminary, respectively, will begin a six-month stay in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, where Doris will be a visiting professor in mathematics at the University of the Virgin Islands. She will teach one mathematics course (shared with students at the St. Croix campus via distance learning) and provide workshops and lectures for teachers at UVI and in local schools. David hopes to continue research on Moravian settlements in the islands and to work with Moravian churches there. They can be reached via their college e-mail addresses.

Michele August-Brady, associate professor of nursing, spent December 15-21 at the University of Zagreb in Croatia, holding professional consultations, teaching presentations, and workshops for nursing leaders across the country. She began this workin 2000, at the behest of the government of Croatia, by addressing a conference and workshop on “Nursing Leaders in Practice/Education.” In return, Moravian’s School of Nursing brought Croatian nursing educators to campus in 2000 and 2001.

Two intrepid student nurses, Elise Alexander, Summit Hill, and Carrie Emery, Whitehouse Station, N.J., both ’04, are spending winter break at the Moravian World Mission Clinics and Hospital in Ahuas, Honduras. (See map, Page 2.) Accompanied by Maryellen Dye, assistant professor of nursing, they left December 28 and will stay until January 10. This is the second year the School of Nursing has sent students to learn about nursing practice in a rural Third World setting.

January 6, 2004

Global Visions:
A special issue of InCommon devoted to international study.

Machu Picchu:
Prize-winning photo in International Studies competition.

Bailar, Comer, Reir:
Fiesta Latina celebrates Hispanic heritage.

Innocence Abroad:
Foreign study opportunities.

Musical Chairs:
Join the Wind Ensemble or orchestra at Moravian.
Faculty/staff/student accomplishments.
Moravian archivist curates an exhibit of George Kennan's papers at Princeton.