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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 women.

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 PM).

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-Carrassociate 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.

March 22, 2006

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.