Gaudeamus

Carmen Ferrero-Pino, associate professor of Spanish, presented a paper at the Middle Atlantic Council on Latin American Studies, February 20-22 at Muhlenberg College. She spoke on “Escritoras Hispanas: la tradición que abre un camino” (Hispanic women writers: a traidition that opens a path) during a panel on new young women writers from Spain and Latin America.

Peter von Allmen, associate professor of economics and chair of the Department of Economics and Business, was an external reviewer February 20 for Bloomsburg University’s economics department. His review was part of the department’s regular five-year self-study. He met with faculty, students, the dean, and the provost. “It provided a fascinating glimpse of how resources are allocated and priorities determined within the state higher education system,” he said.

Omicron Delta Kappa, the leadership honor society, selected Phyllis Walsh, community service coordinator, its outstanding leader for January. Phyllis was one of the principal organizers of the Martin Luther King Jr. “Day of Service” on January 15. Not only did she set up service events at three soup kitchens, six day-care centers, and the Allentown Boys and Girls Clubs, but she also provided transportation herself when other plans fell through.

Reference/public services librarian Dorothy Glew, who is also coordinator of instruction at Reeves Library, described the online research tutorial she created at the spring meeting of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Theological Library Association, February 19 at Philadelphia Biblical University. Director Rita Berk and reference/public services librarian Bonnie Falla, who is also the library’s liaison with the Seminary, also attended the meeting.

Eva Marikova Leeds, associate professor of economics and business, chaired a session of the Eastern Economic Association annual meeting, February 21-22 in Washington, D.C. Then she participated in a new mentoring program called CeMENT, organized by the association. Its goal is to help junior economists, especially women, become better teachers and researchers and eventually to achieve tenure.

Eugene Daniel Lucas ’75, a C.P.A. and an attorney in Scranton, will receive the Accounting Club’s Pinnacle Award at its April 25 dinner. Dan has underwritten an award for senior accounting students. The club has set donation boxes around campus to support his non-profit foundation Milk Saving Starving Children, an initiative to address world hunger.

Dana Dunn, professor of psychology and interim chair of philosophy, attended the Southeastern Teaching of Psychology Conference, February 26-29 in Atlanta. There he met with colleagues to plan a fall 2004 conference on “Finding Out: Best Practices for Teaching Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology.”

Khristina Haddad and Lisa Fischler, assistant professors of political science, stood up for Moravian at the Western Political Science Association conference, March 11-13 in Portland, Oregon. Khristina presented a paper on “Natality, or the Shape of Political Community in Time: 12 Questions for Feminist Theory.”

Kathleen Bogle, visiting assistant professor of sociology, presented a paper at the Eastern Sociological Society’s annual meeting, February 22 in New York. Katie is a scholar of dating patterns, among other things, and her paper was on “Formal Dating After College: How Environmental Context Shapes Behavior.”

Danielle Anderson ’04, Levittown, will be a new member of the dance team, a.k.a. cheerleaders, for the Philadelphia Soul, the Arena Football League team owned by Jon Bon Jovi. She also is writing an article about being a “soulmate” for the Bucks County Courier Times, her hometown newspaper, where she is interning.

Nazy Madani ’05, Hellertown, wins the Lebensfeld Prize for best Writing 100 essay. Hers was titled “Why She Was Built in the First Place.” A student of adjunct instructor Nancy McMichael, Nazy receives $75.


A Farewell . . .

John Weeren, who has worked wonders with the Moravian College Archives in not quite two years, has left to become assistant to Shirley Tilghman, president of Princeton University. They are fellow Canadians. We’ll miss him.


. . . and a Hello

And we welcome James Tyler, the son of two Moravian professors and an adjunct instructor of Latin, as interim archivist. He will be working Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. His parents were George and Dorothy Tyler, professors of business and French respectively. Jim holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

March 30, 2004

April Fool!:
Who are these people? Faculty photos from the Dark Ages.

Prize People:
Impact awards, Arts Ovation awards, Seminary alumni awards.

The Art Beat:
Faculty art show in Payne Gallery.

Women's Work:
Conference on women, careers, mentors, featuring Dee Dee Myers as keynote speaker.

Datebook:
Campus calendar.
Gaudeamus:
Faculty/staff/student achievements.