Gaudeamus

Kelly Krieble ’86, assistant professor of physics, and Lane Wilder, director of foundation relations in the Office of Institutional Advancement, attended the CUR Dialogues workshop on grant-writing, February 23-25 at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. (CUR is the Council on Undergraduate Research, whose guidelines govern Moravian’s SOAR and senior honors projects.) Conference participants, who included some 250 faculty and administrators from more than 50 institutions, met with representatives of the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and other grant-making agencies to understand better the process and techniques of grant application.

Neil Reenock, facilities services, and Krista Schantz, secretary in Reeves Library, raised $500 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association with their get-out-of-jail appeal.

Susan DeSanto-Madeya, assistant professor of nursing, was inducted into the Moravian College Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society.

Jean Halley, assistant professor of sociology, has published an excerpt from her forthcoming study of the social history of beef in the February issue of Qualitative Inquiry, a journal of research methods andpractices. It is called “To speak of my mother.”

Robert Brill, associate professor of psychology, chair of the department and of the College Assessment Committee, spoke March 1 with doctoral students in Indiana University of Pennsylania’s program in leadership studies and administration. Bob’s talk, “Assessment at Moravian College: A Roller-Coaster Ride at a Private Liberal Arts Institution,” was part of a seminar on assessment and data- driven decision- making for a course in current issues in education. His participation was coordinated by April Vari, dean of student development and a student in the program.

Media Matter

John D. Rossi III ’97 (M.B.A.), assistant professor of accounting, was quoted extensively in the Morning Call’s Outlook section March 9, in an article called “Scared cash going to CDs, bonds, homes.”

By the Numbers

The annual Student Mathematics Conference, sponsored by Moravian’s chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon (the national mathematics honor society) and LVAIC, brought 150 students and faculty from 28 colleges and universities to Moravian on February 15.

The keynote speaker was V. Frederick Rickey, professor of mathematics at the U.S. Military Academy. Two Moravian students spoke at the conference: Aaron Buckner ’03, Newark, Delaware, physics major and president of Pi Mu Epsilon, “Power Series Solutions to Differential Equations in the Physical Sciences”; and Miquel McDonald ’05, Chester, international finance and French major, “How Do You Select Stocks? An Illustration of the Use of Fuzzy Logic in Finance.”

Sylvia Forman, assistant professor of mathematics, organized the event, and members of Pi Mu Epsilon and the Moravian Math Society introduced speakers and helped keep things running smoothly.

In Memoriam

There will be a memorial service for Eric Rhodin, professor emeritus of English, who died February 16 at the age of 87, at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 22, in Colton Chapel, Lafayette College, Easton.

March 18, 2003

On the Move:
Two freshman dancers kick up their heels in Moravian College Dancers program
Käsebier:
Retrospective of works by Gertrude Käsebier, a pioneering photographer who attended Moravian Seminary for Young Ladies just after the Civil War.
Datebook:
Campus events calendar.
Housekeeping:
All-campus announcements.
Gaudeamus:
Achievements of faculty, staff, students.
Feeding His Flock:
John Hus Award-winner chosen by Seminary alums.