Gaudeamus

Bob Windolph, dean of student life, notes with pride that of 43 resident advisors and resident directors in the dorms, nine earned a 4.0 last semester, and 30 made the Dean’s Honor List. The all-staff GPA was 3.57. Nine are members of Omicron Delta Kappa, the leadership honorary, and there are 10 varsity athletes on the residence life staff.

Morris Bader, professor emeritus of chemistry, has an article in the December issue of American Laboratory called “The Exact Numeric Integration of Linear and Near-Linear Ordinary Differential Equations.” He describes a new class of ordinary differential equations of use to chemists, physicists, and teachers of numerical methods. He also introduces a new computer method of integration.

Kelly Krieble, assistant professor of physics, took up residence in O’Hare Airport, Chicago, on the way home from the winter meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers, held January 8-12 in Albuquerque. He has decided to go by horse and buggy next time.

Clarke Chapman, professor of religion, went to the Society of Christian Ethics annual meeting, January 6-9 in Miami. He says there were bus tours and walking tours through the large Haitian and Cuban-American communities and panel presentations on the Santería religion and the Elián Gonzáles affair. Clarke attended sessions on the First Amendment and public schools, the ethics of Jonathan Edwards, and the “fear” that so permeates our current political life.

Gary Olson, professor and chair of political science, tells us that Amanda Logan ’06, who participated in the Washington semester at American University last fall, is one of three recipients of the Meg Weekes Award. Amanda, who comes from Idaho Falls, Idaho, was one of 500 students enrolled in the program last semester. Dean David Brown, program coordinator, wrote: “Thank you for sharing Amanda with us for a semester. She has been a reaffirmation to us as educators of the value of working with the successor generation!”

Roger H. Martin, former president of the College (1986-97), has announced that he will retire in 18 months after nine years as president of Randolph-Macon College in Virginia. He is 61. He spent the fall semester at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, in a project to learn about first-year student life by experiencing it and immersing himself in a “Great Books” curriculum.

Peter von Allmen, associate professor and chair of the Department of Economics and Business, attended the Allied Social Science Associations meetings, the largest of several national societies of economists, January 7-9 in Philadelphia. So did Eva Leeds, associate professor, and Lisa Cave, assistant professor.

Phyllis Walsh, community service coordinator, tells us that Moravian students were honored January 31 on WAEB-AM for their participation in its Holiday Hope Chest project for disadvantaged children. The students received the Someone Special award, given by the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, and a plaque donated by Gebhardt’s Trophies.

Howard Cox, professor emeritus of Old Testament at the Seminary, has a new book, The Pentateuch: History or Story? (University Press of America, 126 pp.). Deborah Appler, assistant professor in the Seminary, already uses it in her Old Testament class.


Welcome Aboard!

Jan Ballard is the new archivist for the College and Seminary. Jan has worked for the Lehigh County Historical Society, Historic Bethlehem Partnership, and Northampton County Historical Society. She has an M.S. in information science with a concentration in special collections and archival management from Drexel University. Her hours are 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Tuesdays and 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays.


A Death in the Family

Abdelrahim Abdussalam, the husband of Yasmin Bugaighis ’88, died unexpectedly on January 30. Abdelrahim taught world geography at Moravian, and Yasmin, who went on to get a degree in architecture, worked as a project manager for Facilities from 2000 to 2002. Yasmin is the daughter of Mohamed Bugaighis, professor emeritus of mathematics. Her brother Tarek ’88 and his wife, the former Elizabeth Tyler ’87, also are members of the College community.


Errare humanum est

Amy Endler ’93, assistant coach for women’s basketball, pointed out (and InCommon is glad she did) that while Brandon Zaleski ’05 of the men’s varsity basketball team is the second player in Moravian history to top 1,700 career points, that’s only if you don’t count women. Kathy Beck DeKorte ’92 and Sue Zimmerman ’95 also topped 1,700 points in their college careers.

February 8, 2005

Faces in the Crowd:
New thefacebook.com connects students to one another. Moravian is to become a member in a month.

Premium Pride:
Keith Dague of the business office receives Impact Award for wrestling with a complicated insurance case.

Mark Your Calendar:
Hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons to visit campus April 14.

In Reel Time:
Movies on campus.

Mardi Gras Dance:
Cash bar at this year’s dance means underage students will not be able to attend.
Datebook:
Campus calendar.
The Wheels on the Bus:
Two bus trips to NY for cultural activities.
Gaudeamus:
Faculty, staff, student accomplishment.