Gaudeamus

Clarke Chapman, professor of religion, gave a paper on “Terrorism: A Problem for Ethics or for Pastoral Theology?” at the annual meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, January 8-11 in Chicago. Using Dietrich Bonhoeffer as a model, he urged a pastoral response to the deep anxieties and humiliations that underlie religious violence. Clarke also chaired a session comparing the global ethics of Martin Luther King Jr. with those of the Dalai Lama.

Assistant football coach Will Luca is going to be a bouncer—more formally, a member of the security team— for Super Bowl XXXVIII, which will be played February 1in Houston. Will, offensive line coach for the Greyhounds, got the job through his dad, whose company has been in charge of transportation and parking for the Super Bowl since 1992. “I’ll probably be guarding a taco stand,” he jokes. This is Will’s second Super Bowl, actually. He was a ball boy at the age of 17, in 1999.

Caress Prince ’04, Oak Forest, Ill., participated in a master class taught by pianist Claude Frank at Jacobs Music Co., December 8 in Philadelphia. She played two movements of Beethoven’s Sonata No. 30 in E, Op. 109—one of the monuments of the piano repertory. “The most important thing I realized was that when you love music, no matter how much effort it takes, the final product of that effort is worth it,” she says of her experience. “This was not something that he said; it was more in his manner. I think that I have always known this with my head but not with my heart; and there is a difference between the two.” Caress studies with Arianna Goldina, artist-lecturer in music, whom she describes as “awesome.”

John Gorka ’80, a well-known figure in the alternative-music world, gave a benefit concert for South Bethlehem’s Touchstone Theater at Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, January 18. Mark your calendars: He’ll also be here for Musikfest in August.

Incoming!

Vivian Davis-Martinez becomes assistant dean for the Division of Continuing and Graduate Studies on February 2. She has a B.A. in social work from Muhlenberg College and an M.S.W. from Penn. For the past five years, she has been director of client services for the Allentown Rescue Mission. She also is an adjunct faculty member at Moravian Theological Seminary, where she has taught courses in addiction and pastoral counseling, the professional ethics of counseling, and marriage and family systems. Born in Chile, Vivian has the distinction of having received Muhlenberg’s first Latino educational scholarship.

James Green VII, who weighs 8 pounds and is 21 inches long, is the newest member of the Green family to be numbered. He was born January 18. James Green V, his grandpa, is professor emeritus of computer science.

January 27, 2004

Table Talk:
Improvements to HUB's Dining Hall.

Out for a Walk:
A snowfamily plods across South Campus.

Médecines sans Frontieres (Prescription Without Borders):
Moravian nursing students and professor help a Honduran woman get much-needed medicine using e-mail and teamwork.

Datebook:
A busy campus calendar.

Honor Roll:
Moravian appears in a selective new guide to undergraduate colleges.
Gaudeamus:
Achievements of faculty/staff/students.
Prize Possessions (Ours):
Awards for administrative and support staff.