Jim Skalnik, assistant dean
for academic advising, has published a monograph on Peter
Ramus, a 16th-century French educational reformer who was
killed in the St. Bartho-lomew’s Day massacre. The book
was published by the Association of 16th-Century Studies.
Before deaning, Jim taught medieval history at DeSales University
and the U.S. Naval Academy.
Jim Tyler, adjunct instructor
of Latin, translated a newly discovered short text by Comenius,
which was published in the December 2002 bulletin of the Canadian
Society of Comenian Studies.
Joyce Hinnefeld, assistant
professor of English, was selected to receive a fellowship
in literature by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Also,
her short story, “A Better Law of Gravity,” has
been accepted for publication by the journal Arts & Letters.
Rita Berk, director of Reeves
Library, attended a seminar for new academic library directors,
January 21-24 in Philadelphia. It was conducted by the college
division of American College and Research Libraries.
Susan DeSanto-Madeya, assistant
professor of nursing, was named Advisor of the Year for 2002-03
by the Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania. She received
the award at its convention November 20-22 in Lancaster.
Moravian has been awarded a place in the
University of Pennsylvania’s 2003 curriculum development
seminar on Japan. The Moravian team—Jean-Pierre
Lalande, professor of French, Ros Remer,
associate professor of history, and Paula Zerkle,
associate professor of music—attended an orientation
session January 11-12 in Philadelphia. There they
how much they’ll be reading about Japan in the first
half of the year. (A lot.) In July, they’ll spend
three weeks in Japan. All this will lead to new courses
at the College.
Matthew Cavoto ’04,
Norristown, and Caress Prince ’04,
Lackawaxen, performed a joint piano recital February 2
Moravian Hall Square in Nazareth. The free-will donation
went to Moravian music scholarships.
Soprano Evelyn Stewart,
DCGS, Bethlehem, performed a recital in honor of Black History
Month, February 9 at Old First Reformed Church in Philadelphia.
For the past four years, Ed Roeder,
professor of physics, tells us, Moravian’s chapter of
the Society for Physics Students has been taking science experiments
to local elementary schools, where our students demonstrate
science at work for first- through fifth-graders. Chapter
president Aaron Buckner ’03, Newark,
Delaware, submitted the project to the national SPS, and it
won a Marsh White Award in the amount of $300. This will enable
the chapter to buy a portable pressure/vacuum pump, which
will permit additional types of experiments and demonstrations.
Candy Geary ’06, Falls,
won the Lebensfeld Prize for best Writing 100 essay of the
fall term for “The Music Ex,” written for Ros
Remer’s “Biography and Autobiography” course.
Honorable mention went to Chris R. Morgan ’06,
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, for “No Sugar Coating,
No Second Chance,” written for Chris Jones’ “That
Way Madness Lies” course. Both will be published in
The Best Writing 100 Essays, 2002-2003, which will be available
this coming fall. Candy also will receive $75.
At the Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania’s
50th annual convention, November 20-22 in Lancaster, Moravian’s
Baccalaureate Program Student Nurses Association chapter received
the state membership award.
Patrick St. John ’05,
Bethlehem, son of Don St. John, professor of religion, was
awarded a grant to attend the Students Against Sweatshops
national conference, February 1-2 in Los Angeles.
These faculty and staff members celebrate
milestone anniversaries in the first quarter of 2003.
* Michael Seidl, President’s office
* Christine Prickler, Facilities Services
** Ed Bolcar Jr., Facilities Services
** Ronald Kline, Counseling Center
** Carol Traupman-Carr, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
**** Bonnie Falla, Reeves Library
***** Charles Hargis, Professor of Doctrinal Theology,
Each star * represents five years.
A Death in the Family
professor emeritus of English, died February 16 after a brief
illness. He was 87. A member of the English Department for
almost 20 years, he retired in 1981. He founded the journalism
major, which has been incorporated into the English major.
George Diamond, professor of English, remembers
him as “personality, raconteur, and good friend.”
For a memorial, his obituary asks that people
“stand up for what they believe.” His family,
which includes Anthony Rhodin ’79,
assistant managing editor of the Express-Times, plans a memorial
service next month.