Gaudeamus

Aliya, a music-theater work by Emily Ralph ’04, Philadelphia, produced February 6-8 at the College, was a family affair for John Arnold, artist-lecturer in classical guitar. He and sister-in-law Audrey Simons, artist-lecturer in cello, were both in the orchestra; and his daughter/her niece, the famous child-actress Hannah Arnold, 7, played the part of a child (type-casting!) in the production.

Satori, the chamber music collective directed by Nora Suggs, artist-lecturer in flute, not only played to a capacity (indeed, bursting at the seams) house January 31 in Foy Hall but also sustained a visit from State Senator Charles Dent, who dropped off a check. The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts gave $2,500 to Satori, to be used for its program to repair and recycle used musical instruments in area schools. John Arnold and David Moulton, artist-lecturer in cello, also are Satori members. Janet Sipple, dean of nursing, and Nancy Clark, dean of the Music Institute, are members of its board.

Dana Dunn, professor of psychology and interim chair of philosophy, spent three days in Washington, D.C., on a review panel for National Science Foundation graduate fellowships in psychology. Panels in all the sciences and social sciences from anthropology to zoology reviewed, rated, and ranked research fellowship applications from college seniors and graduate students. NSF finalists receive $30,000 for three years to fund graduate education and research projects. Dana’s fellow panelists were from Bowdoin, Macalester, Eckerd, and Beloit Colleges and Wittenberg University.

Michelle Lala ’05, New Hope, studying at the Studio Art Center International in Florence this semester, has received a $1,750 scholarship from the center. It recognizes the high quality of her artistic and academic work. The letter informing her says: “This award recognizes Michelle’s achievements; it also reflects the high caliber of instruction offered by the art program at Moravian College.”

Heikki Lempa, assistant professor of history and a sensitive guy, presented a paper, “Sensitive Man and Masculinity: Tracing Social Practices in 18th-Century Germany,” to the Columbia University Seminar on February 12. The seminar is an interdisciplinary project for Columbia professors and invited guests from the New York metropolitan area. (Janet Loengard, professor emerita of history, regularly attends the seminar on medieval studies.) Heikki’s paper is derived in part from his special topics course on History of the Emotions.

Barbara Golden Liebhaber, assistant professor of music and coordinator of music education, gave a daylong workshop for K-12 teachers, February 13 in Norristown. Activities included African drumming, improvisation, and guided listening. She included a discussion on relevance and motivation in the music classroom. And she combined art and music by presenting three paintings and musical selections from the same periods, so the teachers could understand the relationship of arts in a given era.

Michelle Schmidt, assistant professor of psychology, lectured February 23 at Lehigh Valley Hospital on “Post-Hospitalization: Facilitating the Return to Normal Parenting.” She spoke to nurses in neonatal intensive care, pediatric intensive care, pediatrics, obstetrics, and related units. Her goal was to assist hospital staff in providing guidance to parents when their children are released from hospital care.


A Belated Welcome

Kim Attwood from Duquesne University is a graduate teaching intern for the School of Nursing this semester. Kim will receive her Master of Science in nursing this spring. She assists Susan Scholtz, associate professor of nursing, and Lori Hoffman, assistant professor of nursing, with Nursing 312: Embracing the Dynamic Family.


A Death in the Family

Lee Shields Butterfield ’39, daughter of T. Edgar Shields and graddaughter of Moravian College president Augustus Schultze (1885-1918), died February 5. She was 85. She comes from two families with long connections to the College.

Her mother was Emily Schultze, youngest child of the College president. Her father, Thomas Edgar Shields, endowed awards for student and faculty of the music department. Her husband was Thomas E. Butterfield Jr., an attorney and a longtime College and Seminary trustee.

After receiving a master’s degree in literature from Lehigh University, Mrs. Butterfield taught English at the Seminary and was a secretary at St. Luke’s Hospital. She also was a reporter for the Morning Call. A member of the Alumni Board and a trustee and vice chairman of the Moravian Music Foundation, she received the Medallion of Merit from the College in 1977. She was an elder at Central Moravian Church.

The Butterfields donated more than $30,000 to the College and Seminary during their lifetimes.

She is survived by her sons, Nicholas, Allentown; Robert, Bethlehem; and Jonathan, Williamsport; a daughter, Janice L. Ostock, Bethlehem; and eight grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to Central Moravian Church.

March 16, 2004

Cross Your Heart:
Events of Red Cross Month.

High There!:
Moravian College Dancers ready their spring performance.

The $5,000 Question:
The lady who almost won the $5,000 half-court shot is identified as a member of a championship Rutgers b'ball team.

Media Matters:
Moravian people and events in local print and broadcast media.

Datebook:
Campus calendar.
Send in the Clowns:
Miniature circus display.
The Book of What Remains:
Film about September 11.
Gaudeamus:
Faculty, staff, student achievements.