James Barnes, associate professor of music, was session monitor
for three presentations at the first conference of the College Orchestra Directors
Association, February 2-4 at Florida State University. At the same meeting, he
was elected secretary/treasurer of CODA’s Northeast Division (Ohio through
Lori Hoffman and Pam Adamshick, associate and assistant professor
of nursing, respectively, attended the 19th annual convention of the American Psychiatric
Nurses Association, November 2-5 in Nashville.
Lori and Doris Vallone, associate
professor in mental-health nursing at Widener University, presented their study
on “Pregnancy denial and neonaticide: Understanding the
concepts and preventing the tragedy.”
Pam, a specialist in psychiatric
nursing, gave a poster-presentation on the RICHES program that she and Sharon
Weidner of St. Luke’s School of Nursing developed
in collaboration with the Bethlehem Partnership for a Healthy Community. The
acronym stands for relationships, identity, communication, health, esteem,
topics in their weekly discussion-sessions with girls at Liberty High School.
Her poster was called “Intervening with angry and aggressive adolescent
President Rokke was a guest January 20 of Bruce
Davis on the WGPA radio program “The
Lehigh Valley Means Business.”
Gary Olson, professor of political
science, wrote an op-ed, headlined “Silence
only helps bigotry to flourish in society,” that ran in the January
22 Morning Call. He used the film Brokeback Mountain as
a starting point for a discussion of our usual reaction to intolerance,
which is inarticulate discomfort. On February 9, his op-ed on the Prophet
Mohammed cartoon controversy was published in the Express-Times.
Kafrawi, assistant professor of philosophy and religion, was
interviewed for an article on the cartoon controversy in the February
11 Morning Call.
Transfer student Allyson Mitchell was pictured in
front of Colonial Hall on the front page of the January 30 Philadelphia
Inquirer. Her photo accompanied an article about students who
transfer after their freshman year. Allyson came here from Bard College
in upstate New York.
Dave Roth ’85 and Paul Rostock, artist-lecturers
in music (jazz piano and bass), were interviewed live January 31
on WDIY’s jazz show, “Doodlin’.” The
show featured recordings by the Dave Roth Quintet and promoted
its February 10 concert with trumpeter Terell Stafford.
Brynn Saltzer Buskirk ’04 leaves Institutional
Advancement this week to become marketing coordinator at Hunterdon
Medical Center in New Jersey.
She will be succeeded by our
current Blue & Grey Club intern, Mark Bentz, who
becomes assistant director of annual giving and assumes responsibility
for direct mail, phonathon, GOLD (young alum giving), the senior class gift,
and lead Blue & Grey
gifts. Mark’s undergraduate degree is from Elizabethtown
College, and he is working on a Moravian M.B.A.
to April Vari, associate dean of student
development and one of the two guiding spirits of the Leadership
Center. April will leave March 7 to become dean of students
at her alma mater, Dickinson College. Her successor is
Warren Hilton, director of career development since 2003.
We welcome two new members to the Moravian family: a daughter,
Isabel, for Paula Ring Zerkle, associate professor of music,
director of choral activities, and chair of the Music Department,
and her husband, Tim Falconer; and a son, Elijah, for admissions
counselor Amy Weiss and her husband, Justin. Elijah was
born February 1.
Down the Aisle
A belated congratulations to James Gold ’98,
director of development for Moravian Theological Seminary, and Kelley J. Dando,
who were married at the Old Chapel of Central Moravian Church on July 17. His brother
Doug ’01 was best man.
These staff members
will celebrate service anniversaries in the first quarter of 2006. Each star
stands for five years.
* Bernie Benko, Facilities
* Sylvia Muller Doyle, Development
* Brian Reese, Registrar
** Steve Cassel, Financial Aid
** Linda Hassay, Admissions
** Ben Jacoby, Facilities
** Kathy Shear, CIT
to the College art collection by emeritus faculty.
professor publishes textbook and contributes to economics of sports handbook.
trips to "Body Worlds" in Philadelphia.
photo of this year's Human Sundae "winners".