Bluestockings


Shortstop Heather Bortz in action during the championship 2004 season. At right, “Tug” McGraw saying farewell to the Phillies in 2003. Middle, Tim McGraw and his band serenaded Heather and other McGraw Foundation honorees.

...being an old-fashioned word for women scholars. Two such and a scholar-athlete who actually wears blue socks when she plays softball have been named as the Class of 2005 readies for Commencement.

Julie Anderson, the daughter of Andy Anderson of Facilities, has won a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship to be a high school teaching assistant next year in Germany. An Honors student who wrote about Sylvia Plath, Julie hopes to do further research on the poet by reading the critical commentary of German scholars about Plath’s work.

Leigh Ann Caruso ’04, who inaugurated the exchange program with the University of Erfurt, Germany, in 2002, will return there on a Fulbright Research Fellowship next year. She plans to continue her investigation of 18th-century Moravian communal life and customs.

Julie and Leigh are the fourth and fifth students of German to win Fulbrights in the last six years.

Marianne Zwicker ’99, Daniel Byrne ’00, and Courtney Rice ’01 were students of Hans Wuerth, professor emeritus of German; Julie and Leigh are students of Josef Glowa, assistant professor of German.

Julie’s Honors advisor was Theresa Dougal, associate professor of English. Leigh worked with Heikki Lempa, assistant professor of history.

Heather Bortz, who broke an alldivision NCAA record last year when she achieved a 44-game hitting streak from April 15, 2003, to April 17, 2004, has won a Tug McGraw Foundation scholarship, which has academic as well as athletic requirements.

Not only was Heather the 2004 Commonwealth Conference Player of the Year, but she also was an academic all-American for her sport. She plays shortstop on the Moravian softball team, which last year went to the NCAA Divison III World Series and came in second.

The McGraw Foundation was established to honor the muchloved Phillies’ relief pitcher Frank Edwin “Tug” McGraw (1944-2004), who coined the phrase “You gotta believe!”

His son, country singer Tim McGraw, brought his band to the ceremony at which Heather received her scholarship.

April 26, 2005

Bluestockings:
Two Fulbrights fellowships and a McGraw scholarship winner.

Sing Out!:
Choir performs at Godfrey Daniels and Lehigh Valley PBS.

What’s in a Name?:
Food Court to get a new name Thursday.

Datebook:
Campus calendar.

Brain Waves:
Cecilia Fox and students lead “Brain Awareness Day” at Discovery Center.
Author! Author!:
Display of faculty publications in the library.
Gaudeamus:
Faculty, staff, student accomplishments.
Boxing Day:
Red Hat Society sends gifts to troops in Iraq.