Dunn, professor of psychology, published “Interdisciplinary
Perspectives and Teaching about the Self” in the fall
issue of the Psychology Teacher Network newsletter. The piece
is based on an address that he gave in 2001 to the Teachers
of Psychology in Secondary Schools.
Jean-Pierre Lalande, professor
and chair of foreign languages, attended the 27th Conference
on European Studies, October 10-11at the University of Nebraska/Omaha,
where he delivered a paper on “The Next Enlargement
of the European Union to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania: Challenges
and Risks.” Research for the paper came from a trip
he made in June 2002 to the Baltic Republics. He focused on
issues such as minorities, immigration, environment, and agriculture,
which are critical to the expansion of the European Union.
When the women’s volleyball team played
Whittier and Chapman Colleges in California in October, they
indulged in a little R&R to see the sights of Disneyland
and Hollywood. A group went to a taping of The Price Is
Right. And who should be picked to be one of the first
round of contestants but Shannon McNeil ’04,
Reading, the team’s middle hitter. (Host Bob Barker
probably homed in on the players because all 23 of them wore
their team T-shirts, yellow with bold, black print.) After
the others were knocked out of the running, Shannon won lots
of stuff and almost made it to the final showcase, says coach
Shelley Bauder. The show was broadcast November
Sylvia Forman, assistant
professor of mathematics, has had two articles accepted by
professional journals: “When Are Associates Unit Multiples?”
(written with D.D. Anderson, M. Axtell, and Joe Stickles)
will appear in the Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics;
“Properties of U-Factorizations” (with Axtell,
Stickles, and Nick Roersma) by the International Journal
of Commutative Rings.
Defensive back Jarrod Pence
’03, Livingston, New Jersey, was selected by the American
Football Coaches Association to represent the United States
as a member of the 2002 USA Aztec Bowl Squad. The game, which
features top senior college players from the United States
and Mexico, was played December 14 in Torreón, Mexico.
Michelle Schmidt, assistant
professor of psychology and specialist in early childhood
matters, published “Kindergarten Social-Emotional Competence:
Developmental Predictors and Psychosocial Implications”
in the October issue of Early Child Development and Care.
New members of Pi Mu Epsilon, the international
mathematics honor society, were inducted November 24. They
are juniors Amy Lawrence, Gettysburg; Tim
Schaeffer, Philadelphia; Dana Patchcoski,
Dunmore; Amy Swetits, Hampton, New Jersey;
and Gordon Williams, assistant professor
of mathematics. Michael Fraboni, the other
new assistant professor in math, became a member when he was
an undergraduate at the University of Scranton.
For those who have seen Frank Kuserk,
professor and chair of biology, up to his knees in Monocacy
Creek, he’s written an article about his riparian (good
word, huh?) research called “Measuring Discharge and
Materials Transport in Stream Ecosystems.” Included
in the textbook/laboratory manual Investigating Ecology
in the Laboratory, it describes research methods, carried
out with colleagues from the Philadelphia Academy of Natural
Sciences, on the uptake and discharge of dissolved organic
carbon in streams. Frank has adapted these techniques for
students in his ecology course. The manual is published by
the National Association of Biology Teachers and edited by
William F. McComas, director of the Center to Advance Science
Education at the University of Southern California.
John D. Rossi III (M.B.A.
’97), assistant professor of accounting, has cut a groove
in the floor of the Holiday Inn, Bethlehem, speaking to the
Lehigh Valley chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors,
November 12; the Lehigh Valley chapter of the Institute of
Management Accountants, whom he brought up to date on changes
in the federal income tax code for 2002, November 14; and
the Lehigh Valley chapter of the Society of Public Accountants,
December 10. To the last, he spoke on Generally Accepted Accounting
Principles (GAAP) in the post-Enron era, and, yes, Arthur
Andersen was in compliance with every one of them. (See his
article in the Moravian College Magazine, Fall 2002.)
Dave Roth ’85, artist-lecturer
in jazz piano, had several gigs over the holidays. On December
21 and 28, he soloed at The Café in Bethlehem, where
he celebrated his one-year anniversary as house soloist. On
December 27, he made music at the Raubsville Inn near Easton,
with frequent colleagues Larry McKenna, tenor sax, and Dave
John McDermott, retired vice
president of planning and research and professor emeritus
of education, was part of a six-member team from the Middle
States Association and the Association of Theological Schools
that conducted an accreditation review of Christ the King
Seminary, November 17-20 in the Diocese of Buffalo, New York.
Christ the King prepares seminarians for the priesthood and
offers ecumenical graduate and continuing education programs.
“We narrowly missed a major snowstorm,” John says.
“The Bishop of Buffalo’s comment was that anything
under 7 inches is considered ‘partly cloudy.’ ”
Nancy Clark, assistant dean
of music and director of the Moravian College Music Center,
is also a shutterbug. One of her photos, “Underpass,”
was displayed at Lincoln Center, in the Cork Gallery on the
lower level of Avery Fisher Hall. (Sorry, the show closed
January 7.) The underpass is beneath the viaduct that carries
Route 378 across the Lehigh River, and she took the photo
in August 2002 during Musikfest.
Nancy ushers at the Metropolitan Opera on
weekends. “I majored in juggling as an undergrad!”
she says of her schedule.
Barbara Golden Liebhaber,
assistant profess or of music and coordinator of music education,
successfully defended her dissertation at Columbia University
in December and will receive the Ed.D. at its May commencement.
Her topic was the collaborative relationship that develops
among the student teacher, classroom teacher, and college
supervisor during the short but intense eight-week student-teaching
experience. An article developed from her research, “The
Student Teacher in Your Classoom,” was published in
the October 2000 issue of Teaching Music magazine,
published by the Music Educators National Conference.
In the same magazine in June 2001, Barbara
published an article about teaching music dictation in college
musicianship classes. She also conductd an in-service workshop
on the national content standards in music education for all
the music teachers in the Bethlehem Area School District.
Trish Glazebrook, visiting
professor of philosophy (2001-02), was hired as an assistant
professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia,
where she spent last semester as a visiting professor.
David McConnell, interim
director of choral activities at Moravian last year while
Paula Zerkle was on sabbatical, received his D.M.A. in December
from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of
Music. His dissertation was on the various completions of
Mozart’s unfinished Requiem.
Bernie Story ’80, vice
president for enrollment, was in good company in the January
2 Morning Call, where his op-ed piece on the importance
of standardized tests in the admissions process shared real
estate with George F. Will and David Broder.
WDIY-FM, the National Public Radio affiliate
for the Lehigh Valley, held a party January 11 at its southside
studio in honor of its eighth birthday. Among its programmers
is Larry Lipkis, professor of music and composer-in-residence,
and his wife, Linda, who has been an adjunct
professor of English at Moravian. Larry’s interests
run from medieval to contemporary music, and he hosts “WDIY
Classics,” 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fridays. Linda is
the station’s classical music coordinator and occasional
sub for Larry.
Bob Stinson, professor of
history and acting chair of the Philosophy Department, was
much missed at the party, said WDIY spokewoman Alison DelRe.
A committed classical music lover who sings in the Moravian
College Choir and at the Episcopal Cathedral of the Nativity
in South Bethlehem, Bob hosted a Tuesday morning show for
seven of WDIY’s eight years. But he gave it up last
year because knee problems took their toll on his activities.
Even as you read this, he is recovering from knee replacement
last day as director of the Career Development Center was
December 20. He has been on staff since 1998.
Death in the Family
Marjorie Sherry ’48,
Moravian’s longtime registrar who retired in 1994, died
December 16 at the age of 75. She had been a member of the
Moravian adminisration since 1956 and registrar since 1972.
Her life was celebrated in a memorial service December 19
at Christ’s Church UCC in Bethlehem.
These employees celebrated service anniversaries
*Anne Cosenza, secretary
to the Sociology Department
*Donald Heptner, facilities services
**Conrad Geier, facilities services
**Jim Roberts, facilities services
***Rodney Schoch, facilities services
***Rodney Strohl, facilities services
*** Patricia Velekei, career services
***Susan Woolley, publications
Each star stands for five years.
"Hip-hop intellectual" Michael Eric
Dyson is keynote speaker for Moravian observance
of Martin Luther King Jr.
Plus ça change ...
InCommon incorporates new Moravian College logo
into its design and announces a new policy for Datebook,
Photos from the Human Sundae contest.
MacArthur fellow Janine Jagger '72 will speak
Two full pages (!!) of faculty/staff/student achievements