Nilsa Lasso-von Lang, assistant
professor of Spanish, attended the Middle Atlantic Council
American Studies conference,
February 21-22 at Kutztown University. She presented a paper
called “Language in Contact: Spanish and Indigenous
Languages in Central America.”
It seems that every
time Doris Schattschneider, professor
emerita of mathematics, gets ready to speak locally on “Mathematics
and M.C. Escher,” it snows. This happened February
17, when she was to speak at Moravian Hall Square, and
April 7, when she was to speak on campus. The second date
reset for 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 28, in Prosser Auditorium.
has an article, “Mathematics and Art: So Many
Connections,” in the March issue of FOCUS, newsletter
of the Mathematical Association of America. Her scholarship
on Escher fits right into its theme, “Mathematics
and Art.” You can read it on line at www.mathforum.org/mam/03.
Meanwhile, she and Escher have been around
the region. She spoke on “Escher’s Scientific
and Artistic Legacy” April
2 at Penn State at atYork and “M.C. Escher: A
Most Mathematical Artist” at the spring regional
meeting of MAA, April 12 at Wilkes College. She’ll
be speaking on Escher today at West Chester University.
spring break, she and her husband, David,
dean emeritus of Moravian Theological Seminary, were
she gave two presentations on Escher at the University
of Ljubljana: a colloquium on “The many faces
of symmetry in the work of M.C. Escher” and
a combinatorics seminar, “Escher’s
The Admissions Office
hosted some 50 high school guidance counselors
from across the country April
1 and 8 as
part of the annual LVAIC guidance counselor tour.
campus, counselors were taken on student-guided
tours, heard a
performance by four Moravian music students, and
asked questions of students
during a panel presentation. Admissions officers
Amy Whelan and Brion Morro coordinated
George Diamond, professor
of English and chair of the department, attended the 2003
Communication, March 19-22 in New
York. The theme of the conference was “Re-Writing ‘Theme
for English B’,” whose title comes from a poem by Langston
Go home and write
a page tonight.
And let that page come out of you—
Then, it will be true.
George’s paper, “Theme
for Post-Colonial English B,” described
his English 240 course in post-colonial literature and showed how
it fulfills category M5 (cultural values and global issues)
of the LinC curriculum.
Mitchell, professor of biology, has been
accepted into a diagnostic parasitology course at the F.
School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the
Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, this summer. The course
deals with major protozoan and metazoan diseases, some of
which may be used as weapons of mass destruction in the current
conflict in Iraq. He also has been invited to serve as reviewer
for the new edition of Cleveland P. Hickman’s Integrated
Principles of Zoology, a major text for courses in general
Jill Wagner ’03, Coplay,
Media, were presenters at the ninth annual Undergraduate
Conference in Women’s Studies, held
March 29 at Lafayette College. Jill, an English major, described her honors
project on The Canterbury Tales, which was called “More Than Meets
the Eye: Chaucer’s Visual Portrayal of the Wife of Bath.” Kristin
discussed the influence of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay on the feminist movement
1920s in a paper about responses to the sonnets in The Harp Weaver. Jill’s
honors advisor is Carole Brown, and Kristin originally wrote her paper for
a class taught by Joel Wingard.
There were 30 brave contestants for the Moravian
edition of Campus Idol, held March 27. First place was shared by Jessica
Smith ’04, Sparta, New Jersey,
and Larry Budden ’04, Brick, New Jersey. The runners-up were S. Rachelle
Leath ’06, Fair Hill, New Jersey, and Allison Stout ’04, Pen
Argyl. The regional competition will be April 24 at St. Joseph’s
University, Philadelphia, and Moravian has chartered a bus for those who
want to cheer
on the team. Information: Shay Jaymes, Ext. 1493.
Cecilia Fox will be the
new assistant professor of biology, replacing Don
Hosier, who is retiring
at the end
of the academic year. Cecelia has an
undergraduate degree from Manhattan College and a Ph.D. that she began
at the University
of Rochester and completed at the University of Kentucky when her advisor
there. She currently teaches at Wingate University in North Carolina.
Khristina Haddad will join the political science department
with the rank of instructor.
Life - Skalnik:
Moravians publish their first books.
James Skalnik, assistant dean for academic
advising, a scholarly monograph on a
16th-century French educational reformer.
Life - Wacker:
Moravians publish their first books.
George Wacker '03, a novella about a
young man's search for identity.
of 'Campus Idol' entertainment talent
and broadcast coverage of the college