Gaudeamus

Michele August-Brady, associate professor in St. Luke’s Hospital baccalaureate program at Moravian College, won the school’s excellence award. She has taught for more than 13 years in the School of Nursing in both the diploma program and the baccalaureate program. Janet Sipple, professor and dean of nursing, says she has been “a driving force in the pursuit of teaching excellence, curriculum development, program enhancement, leadership, and personal-professional development.”

Alma Miles, visiting professor of nursing, will be the guest of Channel 69’s Talk with the Doctor, discussing aging with Dr. Donna Miller. The show airs at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 3.

Michael Thompson ’86, an adjunct instructor in criminal justice, has been appointed an assistant district attorney of Northampton County, matching fellow adjunct Patricia Dervish, an assistant district attorney for Lehigh County. Sociology chair Jim Ravelle says: “I will try to think of a way to inexpensively commemorate the occasion.” Jim notes that the criminal justice adjuncts include District Attorney (and candidate for State Attorney General) John Morganelli ’77 and police captain Robert Righi, who is director of criminal investigations for the City of Bethlehem.

Bob Mayer, professor of education, has an article called “The Long Struggle: African-American Voting Rights” in the March issue of Cobblestone, a magazine of history for children in grades 4-8.

On March 25, the College hosted a teleconference on “Creating Engaged Learning Environments for Today’s Students.” Some 25 faculty and staff from Lehigh University and Moravian, Cedar Crest, and Muhlenberg Colleges attended. It was coordinated by the College Assessment Committee and sponsored by LVAIC and our Office of Institutional Planning and Research. A videotape of the conference and an informative resource packet are on three-day reserve at Reeves Library. The instructor is Bob Brill, and the reserve number is 482.

New arrivals around campus include Justin Tyler Fleming, born April 10 to sports information director Mark Fleming and his wife, Sandy; and Catherine Shannon Leidich, born April 19 to Payne Gallery’s David Leidich and his wife, Erin. Catherine has a 23-month-old sister named Maisie.



Photo courtesy Dave Roth

These pub-crawlers in Kansas City are Dave Roth ’85 (second from left) with Kansas City jazz greats Wayne Goins, Bobby Watson, and Stepanie Nakasian. On the right: Greg Carroll, president of the International Association of Jazz Educators.

Everything’s up to date in Kansas City, where Dave Roth ’85, artist-lecturer in music (jazz piano) went to the Music Teachers National Association conference, March 27-31. Not only was he recognized for his work in creating the MTNA/IAJE (International Association of Jazz Educators) Alliance, but he also was asked to perform at the closing-night gala with the Kansas City All-Star Band and Bobby Watson.


Anniversary Waltz

* Karen Stoneback, Facilities
* Barbara Parry, Alumni House
* Peggy Cook, Business, a.k.a. "Payroll Peggy"
** Kim Demyan, Reeves Library
*** Connie Carfagno, Duplicating
*** Dorothy Bauder, Facilities
*** Barbara Schultz, Facilities
**** Ed Bolcar Jr., Facilities
**** Larry Mayers, Facilities
***** Lillian Behrens, Bursar
***** Sue O’Hare, Bursar’s Office

Each star stands for five years.

April 27, 2004

Invested for $uccess:
Amrhein Investment Club is a first-place winner at the RISE conference for college and university investment groups.

Bases Loaded and Play Ball!:
Moravian softball sets records, Ed Little (baseball coach) passes 300th career win mark, Jason Toedter wins MAC men's singles championship.

Number-Crunching and Google:
Report on Moravian math conference, for which math prof Michael Fraboni received an ODK Leadership Award. Math faculty solves a Google puzzle.

Welcome Aboard!:
Two new faculty members.

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