Gaudeamus

In addition to Stephanie Giebler ’05, whose “Bisutería” is on Page 1, winners of the “Hounds Around the World” international photography contest were:

• Second place: Jindrich Novak, Merrill Scholar from the Czech Republic, “Monument Valley.”

• Honorable mentions: Todd Bennett ’06, “Lost in Dubrovnik,” and Judy Stevenson ’06, “Great Monastery.”

The photos were shown in the HUB November 11-December 5.

Several of the photographers donated their works to the December 7 art auction, whose proceeds of more than $300 went to Hurricane Katrina relief. The Art Department also thanks art donors Dennis Domchek, vice president for administration, and Doris Schattschneider, professor emerita of mathematics. Chelsea Shepherd ’07 organized the event, and Rob Valente ’07 was the auctioneer.

Kelly Denton-Borhaug, assistant professor of religion, presented a paper to the American Academy of Religion, November 18-22 in Philadelphia. “The Rhetoric of Sacrifice: Tales of Obfuscation and Glorification” investigates the discourse of sacrifice used by the Bush administration in the buildup to and support of its military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

On the Yahoo homepage (www.yahoo.com) is a photo of David Zinczenko ’94, editor of Men’s Health magazine. He wrote an entry on getting healthy in 2006.

Bill Falla, adjunct instructor of religion, presented a paper called “Redeemed by Beauty: Teilhard as Poet” at the “Teilhard’s Legacy: Rediscovering Fire” conference, November 17-19 at Chestnut Hill College.

Eva Makarova Leeds, associate professor of economics, presented a paper, “Analyzing Development in the Arab World,” at the Southern Economic Association conference, November 20 in Washington, D.C. She also was a discussant for a session organized by Lisa Cave, who was an assistant professor of economics at Moravian last year.

The Mainstreet Brass released its long-awaited Christmas CD just before the holidays. Carol Traupman-Carr ’86, associate dean of academic affairs and brass arrangements, is represented with her scoring of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” Her classmate, Brian Hay ’86, plays trombone in the ensemble, and Ronald Demkee, artist-lecturer in music, plays tuba. Visit www.allenorgan.com/store/aoc-031-00080.html to hear a sampler from the CD.

Art Lyons, professor of psychology, published an article in the 2006 issue of The Humanistic Psychologist. “Recalling the Past, Creating a Future: Challenges for Humanistic Research” traces the history of humanistic research, offers a challenge to researchers not to assume a defensive reactionary mode, and presents five critical themes to be explored.

Clarke Chapman, professor of religion, attended the annual meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, January 5-8 in Phoenix. He chaired a session on the evangelical voter in 2004. He also was the reviewer/juror for a paper on Jewish political scientist Michael Walzer as a dialogue partner for Christian ethics. And the Arizona weather was wonderful!


Housekeeping

• Changes have been made to the College’s Family Medical Leave Act policy to reflect parental leave for new children (born, adopted, or in foster care). Contact the Human Resources Office for information, or read online in the faculty or staff handbook. Ext. 1527.

• Jenzabar users: Share your tips and techniques with Paul Edinger, CIT, or Carol Traupman-Carr ’86, associate dean for academic advising, who will be attending the first PA EX Users Conference, March 10 at Peirce College, Philadelphia. Paul is pedinger@moravian.edu, at Ext. 1648; Carol, caroltcarr@moravian.edu, Ext. 1348.

• Seminary 101, a five-session introduction to seminary education, will be held 7:00-9:00 p.m. Mondays, February 13-March 13. Information: agibson@moravian.edu or Ext. 1512.

• The editor of InCommon is on medical leave and apologizes for the missed issue of January 24. She hopes to print a catch-up issue later this semester. In the meantime, InCommon returns to its regular biweekly schedule.

February 7, 2006 (pdf version)

Lifelong Learning:
New look, expanded mission for continuing education at Moravian.

Mardi Gras reminder:
Annual Mardi Gras dance coming up.

Let the Sun Shine In:
Prize-winning photo of Spanish street by Stephanie Giebler '05.

Datebook:
Campus calendar.

Gaudeamus:
Faculty/staff/student accomplishments.
Lei Away:
Football coach Scot Dapp in Hawaii.