The Leadership Center sent 11 students to the Pennsylvania Governors
Conference for Women, November 15 in Philadelphia. The event covered leadership
development, career advancement, social issues, and professional development from
experts in the fields of health, media, business, the arts, finance, and personal
development, including former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and U.S. Supreme
Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
The students who attended were: Amelia
Dietrich ’08, Lauren Gass ’07,
Karissa Gehman ’07, Jennifer Kahl ’06, Ashley
Kimmet ’07, Rebecca
Moore ’06, Allison Pearsall ’07, Ashley
Rickerson ’07, Laura Sahlender ’07,
Catelyn Savoth ’08, and Maria Smith ’07. The students were accompanied
by Sue Herschlag and Meredith Poindexter-Bird of CIT.
At the request of Jon Conrad ’82,
director of human resources, Carol Traupman-Carr ’86,
associate dean of academic affairs and brass arrangements, scored the Moravian
Christmas hymn “Morning Star” for Jon’s Silver and Brass Trombone
Quartet. (An appropriate choice, given the trombone choir tradition in Moravian
worship.) It was performed for the first time at the opening weekend of Christkindlmarkt
in December. In addition to Jon, another member is Bryan Hay ’86 of the Mainstreet
Brass, for which Carol also arranges.
Grace Ji-Sun Kim, assistant professor at
Moravian Theological Seminary, responded to the critique of her book, The
Grace of Sophia, by Laura Donaldson of Cornell University at a panel on “Writing
Women’s Theology in Asian North America” at
the annual American Academy of Religion conference, November 18-22 in Philadelphia.
Neil Wetzel, assistant professor of music and director
of jazz studies, led a workshop December 1 on jazz improvisation for middle-school
music students. Partnering with the Bethlehem Area School District, he met with
21 students from Nitschmann, East Hills, and Northeast Middle Schools. The workshop
used a curriculum he designed to teach beginning jazz improv, called “Learning
On December 9, he coordinated a master class on the blues
with jazz pianist Bill Mays. The College’s Jazz Combo I (led by artist-lecturer
Tony Gairo) performed. Almost 300 students from schools around
the area made up the audience.
Cecilia Fox, assistant professor of biology, presented
research done with Honors student Sarah Mueller ’05
to the Society for Neuroscience, November 11-16 in Washington, D.C. The project, “Long-Term
Selenium Administration as a Protective Agent in the 6-OHDA Lesion Model,” is
part of Cecilia’s ongoing research
into the causes of Parkinson’s disease.
Two other student-researchers
attended the conference: Rachel Siegfried ’06
described her summer SOAR research project on the neuroprotective effects
of selenium in the 6-OHDA striatal lesion model. Charlotte Bowsher ’07
assisted Cecilia and Sarah in a poster presentation on “Brain Awareness
Day: A ‘New and
Improved’ Service-Learning Project for the Community,” presented
by the College and the DaVinci Discovery Center of Science and Technology
this past spring.
SPOTS: Stephanie Seaman ’06
is the 16th player in Moravian history to top 1,000 career points, which happened
at the Moravian Winter Classic Tournament, held January 6-7.
• And for the first
two weeks of January,
Kelly Applegate ’07 was first in the nation in percentage of field goals scored. She also was Women’s
D-III News’ player of the month.
• Congrats also to fullback
Kevin Lukich ’06, the second Moravian player
to be invited to the Aztec Bowl, a game between top NCAA Division
III players and the Mexican national team. (Jarrod Pence ’03
went in 2002.) It was broadcast live on the Internet from Toluca,
Mexico, December 17.
Bob Schoenen, having relinquished the post
of vice president for institutional advancement, has returned
to the Board of Trustees of the College.
Allison McBride ’05 and Rosalind
Remer, former associate professor of history, have an article in the
the magazine of the American Historical Association. Allison has been working
for Ros this year, helping to plan the 300th birthday party of Benjamin Franklin.
Librarian Beth Fuchs attended a conference on “Scientific Publishing: What
Does the Future Hold?,” November 12 at Lehigh University.
Busy, busy Dana Dunn, professor of psychology, gave
two invited presentations at the 28th annual National Institute on the Teaching
of Psychology, January 2-5 in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida. This conference is
for teachers of psychology at high schools, two- and four-year colleges, and universities
to enhance their teaching skills. With Robert Henderson and Sandra Goss Lucas,
Dana led a workshop on improving the teaching of introductory psychology. He also
delivered (twice) a talk on “Teaching
Writing: Exercises and Assessment Methods for Use Across the Psychology Curriculum.”
has been named to the editorial boards of two journals: PsycCRITIQUES,
published on line by the American Psychological Association to review new books
in psychology; and Teaching of Psychology, for which he’s served as a consulting
editor in 1994-2000 and 2002-04.
Catching up from last semester, Dana gave a talk
on “Defining the Good Life,” November
15 at Moravian Hall Square, Nazareth. Joan Lardner Paul, major
gifts officer, organizes and runs the speaker series at this assisted-living facility.
he reports: “For what may be the only time, I’ve been mentioned in
an op-ed piece in the New York Times, written by my graduate school
Wilson [University of Virginia]. He acknowledges the contributions made
by a former grad-school friend and me to a piece of research we did a while back.” The
Think Twice, It’s All Right,” was about the futility of introspection
as a traditional New Year activity. It ran December 29.
The Sociology Department is doing its best to make sure that Moravian has future
students. Dan Jasper, assistant professor, and his wife, Hana, just made the 2005
income-tax writeoff with a daughter, Henry (yes, you read that right) Lamb
born early in the morning December 31.
She joins Isabella Marie Kilps, born to Soc’s administrative assistant, Karen
Kilps, and her husband, Seminary student Andy Kilps, on November 30. Bettie
professor and department chair, says: "With its usual impeccable timing, the
department had scheduled a surprise baby shower for December 1." The surprise
was on them. But they had the party anyway, and Karen got the balloons and gifts
forms new athletic conference with seven other colleges.
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.
Seaman tops 1,000 career points in Moravian Winter Classic
International Dinner talent competition.