Gaudeamus

Dana 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 26.

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 Brodie, bass.


Emeritorious Service

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.


A Step Up

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.


Media Matters

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 surgery.


Farewell

Scott Strausberger’s last day as director of the Career Development Center was December 20. He has been on staff since 1998.


A 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.


Anniversary Waltz

These employees celebrated service anniversaries last term:

*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.

January 14, 2003

Saluting Dr. King
"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, its calendar

Just Desserts
Photos from the Human Sundae contest.

Smart Talk
MacArthur fellow Janine Jagger '72 will speak on campus

Housekeeping:
All-campus announcements

Gaudeamus:
Two full pages (!!) of faculty/staff/student achievements