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
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
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
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.