Gaudeamus

Barbara Golden Liebhaber, assistant professor of music and coordinator of the music education program, has a whole new life ahead as a radio celebrity. An appearance January 29 on WDIY-FM (88.1) led to an offer to co-host the 6:00 p.m. Thursday talk show with Jim DeSousa. She’ll begin on a monthly basis (her next show is February 26) and work up to a regular weekly gig. “This was a great opportunity to talk in a positive way about Moravian College and provide some insight into what we do and how we do it,” she says. “We will talk about topics in education [and] other topics of interest to the community.”

Dana Dunn, professor of psychology, is a consortial professor at Muhlenberg College this semester. He’s teaching a senior seminar on positive psychology. Sponsored by LVAIC, the consortial professorships are faculty exchanges among the six Lehigh Valley colleges. Last year, Moravian hosted Laura Snodgrass, professor of psychology at Muhlenberg. Dana has taught previously as a consortial professor at Muhlenberg and Lehigh University.

Dave Roth ’85, artist-lecturer in music, packed Foy Hall for his jazz trio’s January 23 concert with guest Warren Vaché Jr. Dave will give a concert with sax player Rich Chiaraluce, February 20 in Greeley, Colorado, as part of the Peak View Jazz series, which Dave helped found. He’ll also deliver a performance-lecture at the University of Northern Colorado called “Connecting Your Music to Your Local Community.”

Dave also sat in for jazz pianist Dave Leonhardt, February 14 at Muhlenberg College, when Leonhardt’s trio played for a tap number set by his wife, Shelley Oliver, for the college’s dance program.
Btw, Dave’s bassist, artist-lecturer Paul Rostock, just returned from a tour with the Frank Sinatra Jr. Orchestra, with which he frequently plays. He’s also playing with Dave Leonhardt this season.

The Math Department went en math to the joint national meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America, January 7-10 in Phoenix. Kay Somers, professor and governor for this region, attended the MAA governors’ meeting. She also gave a talk on “Student Projects in Operations Research,” using examples from her “Mathematical Methods in Operations Research” course.

• Kay and department chair Alicia Sevilla, professor, interviewed applicants for the position left vacant by Sylvia Forman, assistant professor (on leave), who has decided to stay closer to home in Philadelphia by remaining at St. Joseph’s University.

Gordon Williams, assistant professor, participated in Project NeXT, a mentoring system for new college-level math teachers.

Michael Fraboni, assistant professor, gave a presentation on “AiM, a CAS-based homework system.” Moravian is one of a handful of schools in the country using this pioneering computer system for grading math homework.


Adieux

Rosalind Remer, associate professor of history (on sabbatical), has accepted an offer to become director for the summer of the Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia. She will direct a staff of professional historians and be responsible for projects, fund-raising, and raising the profile of the center. By April 15, she will decide whether she’ll return in the fall or stay at the center.

Ron Helmuth left the position of director of CIT on February 20. We will miss him. Ron had been with the College for almost six years, during which time CIT has expanded exponentially to meet the needs of faculty, students and administrators. “The reliability and security of the network and technical support services have improved significantly over the same period to support day-to-day operations and pedagogy, and provide a solid foundation to help Moravian advance,” said Dennis Domchek, vice president for administration.


A Death in the Family

Marion Nicholas, who was secretary to Presidents Raymond Haupert and Herman Collier, died February 16. She was 82. She follows her husband, Earl, who died just a year ago. Condolences may be sent to her son, Lee, at 757 Bayshore Drive, Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689.


Anniversary Waltz

These members of the College community have been around for a while:

* Dennis Domchek, vice presidentfor administration
* Robert Fritchman, facilities
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Jeffrey Pukszyn, assistant football coach
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Dawn Buck, bursar’s office
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Tom Mondschein, CIT
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Gerald Kale, facilities
*** Lisa Brand, development
*** Meredith Poindexter-Bird, CIT
*** Valerie Verba, admissions
**** Ken Kalapay, business office
**** Bertha Unangst, facilities

Each star represents five years.

February 24, 2004

Science Is Golden:
Moravian chapter of Society for Physics Students wins national honor.

In Their Sundae Best:
Human Sundae victims raise money for Habitat for Humanity by getting slathered with ice cream.

A Surprise Impact:
4 Impact awards are given by VPs, but John Byrne in Athletics was really surprised.

$upporting Lacrosse:
Team is raising money for Florida training session.

New Old Stuff:
Additions to Moravian College Archives on display.
Datebook:
Campus calendar.
Gaudeamus:
Faculty, staff, student accomplishments.