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Photo by: Michael Wilson

No ATM fee: PNC Bank has transferred a nice round $75,000 to Moravian College. From left: Peter J. Danchak, president, PNC/Northeast Region; Mike Dennon, vice president for corporate banking; President Rokke.

Carol Traupman-Carr has completed a brass quintet arrangement of three carols for the Mainstreet Brass of Morrisville. It’s called “Triangels” and includes “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” “Angels We Have Heard on High,” and “Angels from the Realms of Glory.”

“Triangels” and her arrangement of “O Come, O Come, Emanuel” will be recorded by Mainstreet Brass in April. The CD will feature Christmas song arrangements commissioned by the quintet from local musicians, including Brian Henkelmann ’78, artist-lecturer (piano/organ) in music. Mainstreet Brass includes Bryan Hay ’86, trombone, and Ronald Demkee, artist-lecturer in music, tuba.

Mildred Rivera-Vázquez, associate professor of foreign languages (Spanish), traveled March 2-9 to Haiti to lead a training program on language learning assessment. It was organized by the U.S. Peace Corps for teachers of Haitian Creole, the major tongue spoken throughout Haiti.

She also has been appointed to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. Information on the PHC and the programs it funds is available at www.pahumanities.org/.

N.B. If you’re wondering what happened to the person formerly known as Mildred Rivera-Martinez, she married Miguel Angel Vázquez on December 22.

The vice president for institutional advancement and the Development Office welcome Penni Zimmerman as assistant director of the annual fund. And who better? Penni has been the eyes, ears, and directional indicator for development (and the rest of the third floor east of Colonial Hall) since 1999.

Dana S. Dunn, associate professor of psychology, has been named book review editor for the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology. He reviewed The Social Psychology of Stigma (Guilford Press) in the January-February issue. 

Joel Wingard, professor of English, attended the Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 20-23 in Chicago, to sit on a panel on “When New Ph.D.’s Hit the Street: Preparing Graduate Students for Small College Work.” He says: “I talked about the realities of teaching in a small-college environment in terms of load, students, and professional evaluation.” The four other panelists discussed small-college culture, the importance of service in the college environment, and special issues of church-related colleges.

The publications department (Susan Overath Woolley and Judith Green) attended the conference for college and university magazine editors sponsored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, March 11-13 in New Orleans. We learned that today’s trendy color palette includes “tomato soup with a splash of milk,” but don’t expect the masthead for InCommon to change hue anytime soon.

Larry Lipkis, Bertha Mae Starner ’27 and Jay F. Starner professor of music and composer-in-residence, moderated a panel called “Raising the Baton: Lehigh Valley Musicians and Critics Discuss the Classical Music Scene,” April 4 at the Lehigh County Government Center, Allentown. It was sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Arts Council and WDIY-FM.

New Arrivals

Debra Wetcher-Hendricks, assistant professor of sociology, brought forth a boy, Joel Spencer Hendricks, on March 24. His father is Glenn Hendricks.

Also in sociology, Jean Halley has been named to the faculty with the rank of instructor. She holds a B.A. from Colorado College and a master of theological studies from Harvard University. She is a doctoral candidate at City University of New York.

April 9, 2002

A Different Mirror
Diversity training helps Moravian community take a critical look at itself.
In Focus
Profile of photographer-in-residence Jeffrey Hurwitz.
Not Just Desserts
Dessert Theater benefits music department.
Datebook
Calendar of campus events.
Gaudeamus
Faculty/staff achievements.
Going to the Dogs
"Fun walk" for greyhound rescue program.