Gaudeamus

Carol Traupman-Carr ’86, associate dean for academic affairs, has become the staff arranger for the MainStreet Brass Quintet. (Tooting their horn, get it?) Earlier this year, Carol arranged three Christmas carols for the quintet, which can be heard on its forthcoming Christmas CD. The ensemble has asked her to write several original arrangements each year (as her deanly schedule allows), especially for Christmas and Easter. A charter member of the group is Carol’s former classmate Bryan Hay ’86, trombone.

Heikki Lempa, assistant professor of history, presented a paper on the history of walking at a German History Workshop, March 22 at Temple University. His paper on “Emotions as Mutual Recognition: Understanding Honor in 19th-Century Germany” has been published in European Culture in a Changing World: Between Nationalism and Globalism, the proceedings of the eighth conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, held in July 2002 in Aberystwyth, Wales.

Composer David Saturen, who taught music theory at Moravian from 1988 to 1994, heard the professional premiere of his Symphony by the Allentown Symphony on its April 11-12 program. (The very first performance was given by the College’s orchestra in 1991.) At the same concert, the Moravian College Choir sang in the finale of Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Funèbre et Triomphale, played in honor of the bicentenary of the composer’s birth. The Allentown Band, conducted by Ronald Demkee, artist-lecturer in music (tuba), joined the orchestra for this work.

David McConnell, interim director of choral activities at the College in 2001-02, will become director of the choral department at the new Bethlehem charter high school for the arts, which opens next fall.

John D. Rossi III ’97 (M.B.A.), assistant professor of accounting, has been his usual busy self. At the southeast regional meeting of the American Accounting Association, March 27-29 in Charleston, South Carolina, he gave a paper called “An Examination of Alternative Financial Reporting Methods” as part of the ethics and accountability session; and at the mid-Atlantic regional meeting of the association, April 12 in Philadelphia, a paper on “An Exploratory Study of SAB-101 Revenue Recognition Rules.” He also was quoted in the March 17-23 issue of the Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal in an article on FASB, the board that sets the basic rules for American accounting.

Robert Brill, associate professor of psychology, addressed senior scholar- athletes of LaSalle University at their annual recognition ceremony April 10. His subject was “Looking Back as Learners and Looking Forward as Role Models.” Bob was invited to speak at his undergraduate alma mater because he was the top male scholar-athlete of his senior year (1987). His sport was soccer.

Jean Halley, assistant professor of sociology, continues to chronicle the social history of beef in “Ranch Style,” a chapter of her planned book, which has been accepted by the journal Qualitative Inquiry.

Bernard J. Story ’80, vice president for enrollment, has been appointed to the committee on trustee membership of the College Board. It reviews applications for election to the organization’s board of trustees. Bernie has been a member of the College Board’s Admission and Guidance Assembly since 1980 and has served the Middle States region as chair of the regional council, chair of the by-laws committee, and member of the conference planning committee.

Lisa Fischler, assistant professor of political science, has a chapter called “Women’s Activism During Hong Kong’s Political Transition” in a book on Hong Kong women that will arrive in academic bookstores in June. It is drawn from her dissertation, Women at the Margin: Challenging Boundaries of the Political in Hong Kong, 1982-97, written in 2000 at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. The book is Globalization, Post-Colonialism, and Chinese Patriarchy: Gender and Development in Hong Kong, edited by Eliza Wing-Yee Lee and published by the University of British Columbia Press.

A Death in the Family

Stuart Kulp, a member of the chemistry faculty for 35 years, died April 2 in Daytona Beach, Florida, where he lived after his retirement in 1992. He was 77.

He served as department chair and held the first Louise E. Juley Chair in Science. In 1975, he received the American Chemical Society’s E. Emmet Reid Award as outstanding chemistry professor in a liberal arts college. He also was elected a fellow of the American Institute of Chemists in 1979.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College, his M.S. and Ph.D. from Lehigh University. He was a veteran of World War II and Korea. He is survived by two sons, Timothy and Christopher; his daughter, Christine Scott; and four grandchildren.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Stuart S. Kulp Scholarship Fund at the College.

April 29, 2003

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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.
Datebook:
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Anniversary Waltz:
Faculty/staff service anniversaries
Student Affairs:
Achievements of Moravian students (honor societies, honors projects).
Gaudeamus:
Faculty/staff/student achievements.