Student Affairs

Pi Mu Epsilon, the mathematics honorary, inducted Melissa Graeff ’03, Reading; Crystal Halleman ’04, Center Valley; Heather Kuntz ’04, Walnutport; Adam Marsteller ’03, Schnecksville; and Borko Milosev ’04, Yugoslavia, at its April 13 ceremony. Ann Stehney, vice president for planning and research (and a former mathematics professor), also was inducted. Melissa received the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America Actuarial Award, given to a student with demonstrated interest in and progress toward a career in actuarial science.

Three biology students presented the results of their research at the 79th annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, April 4-6 in Grantville.

Alyson Dobracki ’03, Bethlehem. “Isolation and identification of chitinolytic bacteria from the northern pitcher plant, Sarracenia purpurea.” The academy gave Alyson a grant last year to support her project. She plans to attend Pennsylvania College of Osteopathic Medicine in the fall. Honors thesis advisor: Frank Kuserk.

Rachael Ryan ’03, Quakertown. “The relationship between larval populations of the Sacramento Mountains Checkerspot butterfly, Euphydryas anicia cloudcrofti, and its host plant, Penstemon neomexicana.” Her project is the result of a field study last summer in New Mexico, in association with the Student Conservation Association and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Rachael spent her junior year abroad at the University of Cork, Ireland, and wants to be a conservation biologist. Field study coordinator: Frank Kuserk.

Jana Havranova ’05, Bethlehem. “Release of glutathione from an oral dosage for the treatment of cystic fibrosis lung disease.” Research completed last summer at Digestive Care Inc., a Bethlehem pharmaceutical company. Co-authors were Frank Kuserk; Theresa Wignot of Wilkes University; Simantini Das and Tibor Sipos of Digestive Care.

The meeting also was attended by Frank Kuserk, professor of biology and chair of the department; Christopher Jones, assistant professor of biology; and biology majors Adrienne Kleintop ’04, Kunkletown, and Renee Balliet ’04, Whitehall.

Four psychology students participated in the 2003 LVAIC Undergraduate Psychology Conference, April 12 at DeSales University:

Amanda Nelson ’03, Bethlehem, poster presentation, “Factors that contribute to adjustment in college freshmen.” Research supervisor: Michelle Schmidt.

Matt DePatto ’04, Phillipsburg, New Jersey, and Michelle Lewis ’03, Slatedale, collaborative poster presentation, “Exploring relationships between popular-culture sources and knowledge of forensic psychology with profiling ability: intuition or educational impact?” Independent study advisor: Robert Brill.

Dina Liberatore ’03, Nazareth, spoke on “Student motivational profiles as predictors of college success.” Honors thesis advisor: Robert Brill.

Claudia Artica ’06, Miami, Florida, Spanish; Brent Potteiger ’06, Reading, German; and Patrick St. John ’05, Emmaus, French, were winners of the annual poetry contest sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages. Each won $50. Their work will be printed in the Moravian College Foreign Language Poetry Journal, edited by Nilsa Lasso-von Lang, assistant professor of Spanish.

The Alpha Nu chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, international economics honor society, inducted 43 members at its March 30 banquet. George Broward, professor of economics and business, is the faculty advisor. The speaker was Hugh Rockoff, professor of economics at Rutgers University, who discussed the effects of 20th-century wars on the American economy.

Inductees were: Jillian Acconzo ’03, Bethlehem; Celeste Adamski ’03, Saylorsburg; Amy Barikos ’04, East Stroudsburg; Sarah Biggs ’04, Long Valley, New Jersey; Kevin Burke ’04, Turnersville, New Jersey;

Lauren Castagna ’04, Mount Bethel; Carrie Cooper ’04, Lenhartsville; Allison Craparo ’04, Carbondale; Charles DePuy ’04, Lansford; Jessica Esposito ’04, Madison, New Jersey; Nicole Flores ’05, Bath;

Renee Garin ’05, Whitehall; Jennifer Genevese ’03, Whitehall; Jeffrey Harakal, CGS, Northampton; Jason Hart ’03, Asbury, New Jersey; Sara Hollen-bacher ’04, Sinking Spring; Todd James ’03, Nazareth; Brandy Jarrell ’03, Catasauqua;

Jennifer Ketz ’03, Canadensis; Rebecca Kidulic ’03, Bethlehem; Frances Koury ’04, Easton; Jessica Lakowitz ’03, Easton; Amanda Laury ’04, Walnutport; Dina Liberatore ’03, Nazareth;

Borko Milosev ’04, Yugoslavia; Joseph Mingo ’03, Hamilton Square, New Jersey; Jennifer Murphy ’04, Warminster; Reena Patel ’04, Windgap; Jason Pozniak ’03, Tunkhannock;

Dimuthu Ranasinghe ’04, Sri Lanka; Lauren Roller ’04, Doylestown; Christina Scherwin ’04, Denmark; Thomas G. Seman III ’04, North-ampton; Tracie Shipman ’04, Philadelphia; Bindee Shrestha ’04, Nepal; Kimberly Smith ’03, Bethlehem;

Matthew Szukics ’03, East Bruns-wick, New Jersey; Matthew Turtell ’04, Lindenhurst, New Jersey; Kelly Van Sickle ’04, Paducah, Kentucky; Richard Villone ’04, Chester, New ersey; Alexander Yanko ’05, Bethle-hem; Lisa Yonosh ’03, Slatington; Scott Zientek ’03, Bethlehem.

April 29, 2003

Success Stories:
Three members of the Moravian family score points for high and pop culture.

Nicholas Acampora, 8, defends public library funding in the Philadelphia Inquirer


Amanda Wynn '03 makes the cheerleading squad of the Philadelphia Eagles


Jessica Smith wins statewide "Campus Idol" competition

The Great Debate:
Bethlehem mayoral candidates to debate at Moravian.
Campus calendar.
Anniversary Waltz:
Faculty/staff service anniversaries
Student Affairs:
Achievements of Moravian students (honor societies, honors projects).
Faculty/staff/student achievements.