Kelly Denton-Borhaug, assistant professor of religion,
presented "The Language of Sacrifice in the Buildup of War: A Feminist Rhetorical
and Theological Analysis" at the UK Feminist Political Science Conference at the
University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in February.
Anne Dutlinger, associate professor of art, spent
some time recently in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she attended the opening
of an exhibition at the Children’s Museum. Anne served as curator of the
exhibit entitled "A Child Artist in Terezín.”
From February 22-25, 2006, Lisa Fischler, assistant
professor of political science, and faculty adviser of Model NATO at Moravian,
and seven Moravian students--Virginia Wilkins '06, James Maurath '06, Erika Larsen
'07, Nick Heimbach '09, Debra Evans '09, Jill Rice '09, and Geoff Roche '08--attended
the Annual Nation Model NATO in Washington D.C. Sponsored by Howard and Kent State
Universities, the Model NATO has been drawing college groups for over 21 years.
Moravian College represented Spain this year. For a recap of how they did, please
visit the following link: http://www.acus.org/programs-education.asp.
On February 23, 2006, librarians Beth Fuchs, Wendy
Juniper, and Linda LaPointe gave a presentation entitled, “Adventures
in Marketing: CLAW (Committee for Library Awareness)” at the SEPTLA (Southeastern
Pennsylvania Theological Library Association) Winter Meeting at Philadelphia
Biblical University. The presentation centered on planning and implementing a
library awareness campaign, based on their own experiences of promoting Reeves
Library to the campus community.
Librarian Beth Fuchs and 2 colleagues at the Bethlehem
Area Public Library, Jane Gill and James Talarico, co-wrote a successful LSTA (Library
Services and Technology Act) Digitization Grant for $25,000 recently awarded from
the Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries. The grant is for the expansion
and enhancement of materials available on the Bethlehem Digital History Project
website (http://bdhp.moravian.edu/), particularly on the education of young
Khristina Haddad, assistant professor of political
science, presented a paper at the 3rd annual
Teaching and Learning Conference (February 18-19, 2006) sponsored by the American Political Science Association in Washington
DC. The title of her paper was "What
should we do? Inviting new groups of students into theory through action."
Dan Jasper, assistant professor of sociology, has
produced a chapter “Celebrating a Region through Historical
Commemoration,” that was included
in Rajendra Vora and Anne Feldhaus (Eds.) Region, Culture, and Politics in
India. (Manohar, 2006). He also presented a paper, “The Place of the Past in Regional
Consciousness: Shivaji in Contemporary Maharashtra” at the 76th Annual
Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, February 23-26, 2006. Boston, Mass.
In addition, he and Anthony Bisti, Class of 2006, presented a poster “Deviance
in the Depression: The Public Enemy and the Bootlegging Innovator," based
upon a chapter of his Honors project at the same meetings.
Sal Kafrawi, assistant professor of philosophy, penned an
op-ed piece “Cartoon displayed West’s lack of respect for Islam…” (Morning Call, February 15, 2006), and took part in a radio phone interview (Suara Amerika: Voice of America);
broadcasted live on radio stations in Indonesia; Wednesday, March 01, 2006 (5:30-6
As the conference chairperson, Jeff Lawson from CIT
recently coordinated the creation and supervised the execution of the 1st Annual
Jenzabar Mid-Atlantic Region Users Group Conference at Pierce College in Philadelphia.
Sixty-eight individuals from sixteen institutions from four states attended the
regional conference to discuss a myriad of Jenzabar topics. Carol Traupman-Carr, associate dean for academic affairs, presented a session on The Advising Module: Lessons Learned & Shared,
while Paul Edinger from CIT presented a session on Allowing Pin
Resets in CampusWeb.
On Friday, February 24, 2006, Eva Leeds, associate
professor of economics, organized and chaired a session at the 32nd Easter Economic
Association Conference on Applications of Total Factor Productivity. Sean
Mulholland presented “Total Factor Productivity in the USA from
1840-2000” and Michael Leeds (Eva’s husband) and Eva presented “Total
Factor Productivity in the National Basketball Association.” There was a
third paper and discussion among participants.
Barbara Liebhaber, assistant professor of music education, led a
music presentation with Satori, a local chamber ensemble, at Kids Peace on March
3. As educational consultant to Satori,
Barbara designed the program which was presented to adolescents at the facility, offering an opportunity for the students to hear live musicians
and have a moderator lead them through the process of how to listen to music. They
will do a similar program at Foy Hall in April for elementary students from schools
in the Lehigh Valley.
Carol Traupman-Carr, associate dean for academic affairs,
recently completed two new brass arrangements. “Once in Royal David’s
City” was commissioned by the Silver and Brass Trombone Quartet (of which
Jon Conrad, ’82, director of human resources, and Bryan Hay, ’86, are
members). In addition, Carol completed a fugue on the famous Moravian hymn “Sing
Hallelujah, Praise the Lord!” for the Mainstreet Brass Quintet (of which
Bryan Hay, ’86, is a founding member). This latter work will be premiered
at a concert in May 2006 in Staten Island, which will be sponsored by the Moravian
Music Foundation. On a different note (no pun intended), Carol is slated to present “Advice
on the Advising Module” at the first ever Mid-Atlantic Regional Jenzabar
Users Group Conference on March 10 at Peirce College in Philadelphia. Carol also signed
a contract recently with Cimarron Music Press (of CT) to publish four of her original
brass arrangements (“Loch Lomond,” “Shenandoah,” “Greensleeves,” and “Tri-Angels”).
Peter von Allmen, professor of
economics and business at Moravian College, has been named an ACE Fellow for academic
year 2006-7. The ACE Fellows Program, established in 1965, is designed to strengthen
institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing
promising senior faculty and administrators for responsible positions in college
and university administration. Thirty-eight Fellows, nominated by the presidents
or chancellors of their institutions, were selected this year in a national competition.
Robert Windolph, dean of student life, just finished
a stint as co-chair of this year's Delaware Valley Student Affairs Conference planning
committee. The DVSAC program has been going for the last 32 years. This year's
theme was Focusing on Our Students and featured a keynote presentation on the millennial
generation by Stephen Merritt, dean of enrollment management at Villanova University.
Joel Wingard, professor of English and director of
writing across the curriculum, attended the winter quarterly (February 3) meeting of the Philadelphia Area Writing Program Administrators
group, held at Cheyney University. Faculty from Cheyney and Temple universities
presented a panel discussion on the relationship of their schools’ writing
centers to their composition programs. As co-chair of the PWPA, Wingard helped
plan the agenda and manage the business portion of the meeting.
Erica Yozell, assistant professor
of Spanish, recently presented a paper titled "Alternative Perspectives: Memory,
Exile, and Creativity in Luisa Valenzuela’s La travesía” as
part of a panel on recent Argentine exile literature at the University of New Mexico
for the 14th Annual Conference on Ibero-American Culture and Society.
This special issue of InCommon
Light, containing the Gaudeamus column, will serve to keep
the campus community apprised of notable faculty and staff achieve-ments
during the InCommon newsletter’s temporary hiatus.