Susan Scholtz, associate professor of nursing,
is the latest member of the nursing faculty to complete
She defended her dissertation, “Examination of the
Effects of Expressive Writing on Student Threat Apperception
in Clinical Education,” at Widener University last
month. Dana Dunn was on her committee.
Bill Washer, artist-lecturer
in music, makes a small tour of the area each week, playing
jazz guitar at Indulge! in
Bethlehem on Sundays, Petro’s in Allentown on Tuesdays,
the State Street Grill in Clark Summit on Wednesdays, and
Close Quarters in Lake Harmony on Fridays. Bill was out
for a couple of weeks with a concussion, a fractured wrist,
a lot of bruises from falling off a ladder trying to clean
out the gutters of his home in Long Pond, but he returned
to teaching two weeks ago.
Allen Smith III ’03 presented
a paper with Dr. Margaret Terry, a specialist in infectious
diseases at Lehigh Valley
Hospital, at the World AIDS Conference in Barcelona,
Spain, in July 2002. Their work tracks HIV-infected patients
a history of hepatitis A and B to see how medications
for one condition affect the other. They will continue
study and present the next round of results at the 2003
conference, to be held in Paris in July.
Allen, who holds
an R.N. from the former Allentown Memorial Hospital,
works in the AIDS Activity Office of Lehigh
Valley Hospital. He is a member of the first class
that will graduate
from St. Luke’s Hospital Commemorative School
of Nursing at Moravian College and is the program’s
first working nurse to return to school to complete
Antonio Phillips ’95, who is currently
enrolled in the teacher certification program through
a community leadership award January 15 from the
Allentown branch of the NAACP.
Music students Brent Missimer ’04,
Haddon Heights, New Jersey, and Corrinn Smith ’04,
Yardley, played classical guitar and flute for the Bethlehem
fundraiser March 27. They also play Friday evenings
at the Confetti Café.
Dana Dunn, professor of psychology,
served as an external reviewer for the psychology program
of Pennsylvania, meeting with faculty, students,
to discuss curriculum, assessment procedures,
teaching and scholarship, and facilities. He was there
of the American Psychological Association and
the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.
Btw, Dana also
met the chair of York College’s behavioral
sciences department, a forensic anthropologist
who was part of a team that exhumed the Boston Strangler
some years back
to see what they could learn about the serial
Kelly Krieble ’86, assistant professor
of physics, spent his spring break in Salt Lake City
with students Steve
Sweeney ’03, Saylorsburg, John
East Stroudsburg, and Aditya Khanna ’05,
India. They attended the annual National
Conference on Undergraduate Research,
held March 12-15.
John and Steve described
their honors projects on the magneto-optical
Kerr effect; Aditya
presentation of his
work on chaos in lasers, a summer SOAR
got to some unusual presentations. including
research into the activity commonly referred
to as ‘cow-tipping’, ” Kelly
In addition to the spectacular Wasatch
Mountain scenery, their visit was memorable
because “on the day we got
there, Elizabeth Smart was found, which
made for an exciting couple of days,
what with all the hoo-ha surrounding
will be a new member of the Alumni
Board of Trustees after its April meeting.
Others on the slate are Audrey
Richard Subber ’69,
and Robert Houser ’65.
Chapman, professor of religion, presented
a paper on “Anti-Terrorism
and Religion: The Search for a Solution” at the
mid-Atlantic section of the American Academy of Religion,
March 13 in
New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Clarke also attended the national
meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, January
10-12 in Pittsburgh, where
of a new
anthology of Karl Marx’s writings on religion.
Melissa Spangenberg ’03, Quakertown, was awarded
the Reimers scholarship, which is funded by the proceeds
of the Great Artists Series.
Errare humanum est
The man who said “The
great tragedy of science is the slaying of a beautiful
theory by an ugly fact” was the gifted scientist
Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), grandfather of Julian Huxley,
evolutionary biologist, and Aldous Huxley, author
of Brave New World. The editor of InCommon thanks
Chris Jones, eagle-eyed assistant professor of biology,
for catching her error in attributing it to the wrong Huxley.
April Fool's Day Issue of InCommon:
to Cross the Street:
A map of campus for these times of toil, trouble,
and street repair.
of the Hour:
Mike Seidl thinks he can get away with not telling
people how old he is. Ha.
New faculty coming in, others going out.
Seifert '97 is early casualty of Iraq conflict.
film about the civil war in the Democratic
Republic of Congo.