Gaudeamus

Those busy psychologists: at it again!

Dana Dunn, professor of pyschology, has an article in a special issue of the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology. It’s titled “Negotiating Realities to Understand Others: Teaching About Meaning and Well-Being.”

In his capacity as director of Learning in Common, Dana attended a conference on general education and assessment, sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, February 17-19 in Atlanta. He reports that compared with many institutions, the College is ahead of the curve regarding curricular innovation in liberal education.

At the invitation of Janet Sipple, chair of the School of Nursing, Dana spoke at a breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Bethlehem Morning Star on “Positive Psychology and the Healthy Mind, or What Is the Good Life?”

At the exact same time, Robert Brill, associate professor of psychology, spoke to the Kiwanis Club of the Lehigh Valley on “Current Trends Within the Science and Use of Employee Selection Tools.”

Four industrial/organizational psychology students—Pam Fitzgerald ’07, Pennsauken, N.J.; Eric Kratz ’07, Parsippany, N.J.; Rachel Ramsay ’06, Cranford, N.J.; and Jill Seyfried ’05, Bethlehem— attended the first New Jersey Student Society for Human Resources Management conference, February 12 at William Patterson University. The keynote address was by Steven Miranda of Lucent Technologies. The students, who also are members of the Moravian College chapter of SHRM, attended sessions on topics such as global outsourcing, managing diversity, and workforce readiness. Jill participated in a human resources knowledge contest and won a gift certificate to be put toward materials for Moravian College’s chapter.

And finally, Art Lyons, professor of psychology, participated in the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association, which met February 17-20 in Washington, D.C. The council is the governing body of the 150,000- member APA. Art is serving a three-year term as representative of the Division of Humanistic Psychology. According to current records, he may be the first member from the Lehigh Valley to be elected to the council.

Carol Traupman-Carr ’86, associate dean for academic affairs, keeps her music-history credentials limber by writing program notes for the Bach Choir of Bethlehem. Her latest is a suite of essays on A German Requiem by Brahms, which the choir sang March 13 in First Presbyterian Church.


Welcome Aboard!

Paul Thieken, off-campus liaison for music, and his wife, Karen, have a daughter, Katelyn Faith. She was born February 23, about six weeks premature, and weighed slightly less than 5 pounds. After a few weeks in neonatal intensive care, Katelyn should be able to go home.



The Olympic torchbearer arrives at the main stadium in Athens. Photo: Christina Scherwin ’04

Christina Scherwin ’04 gave a talk with slides to fourth-graders at Lehigh Valley Academy about her experiences as Denmark’s representative in the javelin competition at the Summer Olympics in Athens. She was joined by Kerry McCoy, wrestling coach at Lehigh University, who was a member of the U.S. Olympic wrestling team. Their presentation was coordinated by Jennifer Creamer, director of international studies. Both athletes were featured in the January/February issue of Lehigh Valley Style.

March 15, 2005

Boyz 2 Men:
Paul Acampora’s novel for young readers, Defining Dulcie, is published.

Field of Dreams:
College puts $2.5 million into athletic complex improvements, renames football field for Rocco Calvo.

Bean Counters:
Winners of the coffee-bean count for Reevcs Library coffeehouse.

Human Rights Watch:
Campus events for Human Rights Week.

Music of Mercy:
Concert for by Debra Torok for Human Rights Week.
Mind Over Matter:
Campus events for Brain Awareness week.
Datebook:
Campus calendar.
Gaudeamus:
Faculty, staff, student achievements.