First and Foremost

Measuring Up: Educational Assessment Challenges and Practices for Psychology with Dana Dunn, professor of psychology, as lead co-editor, has been selected as an outstanding academic title for 2005 by Choice magazine, a periodical of the American Library Association.

Published by APA Books earlier this year, Measuring Up was included in a group of 682 works selected from 6,964 titles reviewed this year. According to Choice, award-winners comprise less than 10% of all titles reviewed by the magazine during the year and less than 3% of more than 23,000 titles submitted for review.

Dana is co-editor of the book, with Chandra Mehrotra (College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota) and Jane S. Halonen (University of West Florida, Pensacola).

In a different category of honors, a three-man team of Moravian students took first place in the Association of Computing Machinery’s mid-Atlantic programming contest, held November 12 at Wilkes University. The team—Jeff Feist ’06, Robert Koepplinger ’06, and Tyler Worman ’07—competed against 25 others. Their sponsor was Ben Coleman, assistant professor of mathematics and computer science.

Two other Moravian teams also participated, with student members Wes Moser ’08, Tim Mills ’09, Jamie Long ’09, Sean Scanlon ’05, Eric Cuevas ’05, and Russ Zaleski ’06.

At Wilkes, Moravian competed against Lafayette, Muhlenberg, Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr, and Lycoming Colleges and Wilkes, Bucknell, St. Joseph’s, Scranton, and Susquehanna Universities.

In the region, which has three other competition sites, Jeff, Robert, and Tyler placed ninth. “This is especially significant when you consider the other teams in the top 10,” says Ben. They were: University of Maryland, four teams from Virginia Tech (in second, fourth, fifth, and 10th places), Duke, Drexel, and Penn State Universities, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

“Not only is Moravian the only small liberal arts school represented, but it is also the only school without a graduate program,” Ben points out. There is no separation of graduate and undergraduate competitors in the contest.

Moravian’s placement also brings visibility to the College in the corporate world. Ben says he received an e-mail from a member of the IBM Center for Advanced Studies congratulating the students on their accomplishment.

January 10, 2006 (pdf version)

In Conference:
Moravian forms new athletic conference with seven other colleges.

First and Foremost:
Dana Dunn's book is named one of the year's best by American Library Association's Choice magazine. Student team from Moravian wins area computer programming competition, places well in regionals.

Game Plan:
Stephanie Seaman tops 1,000 career points in Moravian Winter Classic Basketball Tournament.

Datebook:
Campus calendar.

Gaudeamus:
Faculty/staff/student accomplishments.
Kimono Girls:
Winners of International Dinner talent competition.