The January 23 Coaches vs. Cancer basketball double-header raised more than $1,300 for the American Cancer Society. Checks to redeem pledges should go to the womens basketball office, Johnston Hall.
G. Clarke Chapman, professor of religion, chaired a session on Daniel C. Maguires book Sacred Energies: When the Worlds Religions Sit Down to Talk About the Future of Human Life and the Plight of This Planet at the annual meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, January 11-13 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
A solo show by Jeffrey Hurwitz, photographer in residence, opened January 25 at St. Josephs University Gallery, Philadelphia. It runs through February 25. There will be a reception for the artist, 6:00-8:00 p.m. February 22.
Joel Wingard, professor of English, braved the behemoth of conventions, the Modern Language Association meeting Decmber 27-29 in New Orleans. He attended a session on The Role of Theory in First-Year Composition, at which Rebecca Moore Howard, a writing workshop leader at Moravian in 1998, presented a paper. He also met with colleagues of the Council of Writing Program Administrators.
Martha Schrempel, artist-lecturer in music, played Mozarts Piano Concerto in D minor with the Pennsylvania Sinfonia in Allentown January 27.
Michelle Schmidt, assistant professor of psychology, published Preschoolers at Play: Co-socialisers of Emotional and Social Competence in the International Journal of Behavioral Development and a chapter, “Friendship and Peer Rejection as Predictors of Adult Adjustment,” in The Role of Friendship in Psychological Adjustment, part of the New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development series.
Michael Wilson, director of public relations, spoke about his alternate career as an anti-smoking advocate on the January 17 edition of Lehigh Valley Tempo (Channel 39).
Marialuisa N. McAllister, professor of mathematics, retired December 31, 2001, and was honored by the Board of Trustees for 36 years of service to the College. Since her stroke in 1989, McAllister has been a familiar figure around campus in her motorized wheelchair. She holds a B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Rome. Among her honors are two Fulbright awards for research, the last in 1988, and five National Science Foundation grants, in 1984 (individual) and 1984-87 (shared).
Hans Wuerth, professor of German, who has been much taken note of in these pages, also officially retired December 31.
Moravian College and Seminary, a vital part of my life during the past 10 years, is my second family. Since I started in Comenius Hall (January 1992) as switchboard operator, your continuing support encouraged me to give my best. When I moved across Locust Street four years ago, I was welcomed by the Hall of Science faculty, who patiently assisted me as I assumed new responsibilities. I am delighted to be part of the Moravian community and honored to accept the 2001 Lucy A. McCall Award.
With love and appreciation,
Lou Ann Vlahovi