Joel Wingard, professor of English, attended
the Conference on College Composition and Communication,
March 25-27 in
San Antonio, Texas. The theme of the 4Cs conference was “Making
Composition Matter: Students, Citizens, Institutions, Advocacy.” He
met up with acquaintances at the annual Council of Writing
Program Administrators’ breakfast and attended the
meeting of the Composition at the Small Liberal Arts College
special interest group. As for San Antonio’s landmark,
the Alamo, its exterior was “all obscured because there
was a party for the opening of the film. The buzz was that
Billy Bob Thornton was in town. I did not see him, though,” admits
Neither did George Diamond,
professor and chair of English, who also attended the 4Cs
He chaired a session
on “Technologies of (Hyper) Textual Spaces,” about
the development of information technology. He also attended
sessions on, among other things, writing in the age of
design; scholarship writing; and paranoia in academia.
He says one
of the most thought-provoking presentations was by Robert
Scholes, president of the Modern Language Association,
about restructuring the English major to make it more effective.
George and Vanessa Fisher ’05,
Allentown, went to “Imagining
Jews,” a one-day seminar (March 21) on Jewish writing
sponsored by the Berman Center for Jewish Studies at
Lehigh University. Participating writers included Gerald
winner of the National Book Award for poetry; Ruth Knafo
Setton, writer-in-residence at Lehigh; and Farideh Goldin,
author of Wedding Song, the first autobiography of an
Iranian Jewish woman.
Alma Miles, visiting professor
of nursing, and her husband,
Richard Koch, were hosts the week of April 12 to Lorraine
B. Josiah, loans maintenance and securities clerk for
the ACB Mortgage & Trust Company Ltd., St. John’s,
Antigua, West Indies. Lorraine and four other young
professionals from the West Indies were spending three
in the area courtesy of Rotary International.
Fix, artist-lecturer in music (organ), attended
the Tannen-berg Symposium and rededicatory recital
of the largest extant instrument built (in 1800)
organ-builder David Tannenberg, March 19-21 in Winston-Salem,
North Carolina. The restored organ has been installed
in a new auditorium designed for it in the Old Salem
Center. Lou says Tannenberg signed a contract to
build an even larger instrument for Bethlehem but died
be built. Tannenberg was the focus of the first Moravian
music conference, held here in 1995, and one of his
instruments is at the Moravian Historical Society
assistant professor of sociology,
attended the Lilly-East Conference on College Teaching,
April 1-3 in Towson, Maryland. She participated
in the normal workshops
and seminars about student engagement and teaching
techniques. But her favorite presentation by far
was: “Using Humor
as an Instructional Defibrillator.”
Debra’s article with Wade Luquet, “Teaching
Stratification with Crayons,” which originally
appeared in the July 2003 issue of Teaching
will be included
in the fifth edition of the American Sociological
Social Stratification Courses: Syllabi & Instructional
Juniper and Bonnie Falla attended
the annual Computers in Libraries conference,
largest technology conference and exhibit for librarians
and information managers, March 10-12 in Washington, D.C.
Wendy attended sessions in web design and usability; watch
for her redesign of the Reeves Library home page this summer.
Bonnie attended sessions in navigating, searching, and e-learning.
“A Really Big Struggle” by
Jan Crooker, adjunct art
instructor, is showing her gleaming goldfish paintings
in “Something Fishy” at Connections
Gallery, Easton, through May 23.
Bob Mayer, professor of
education, presented a paper, “Learning
to teach young people how to think historically: a case
study of one student teacher’s experience,” April
12-16 at the American Educational Research Association
in San Diego. The paper was delivered for the Teaching
History special interest group.
Brill, associate professor of psychology, chaired a
visiting review team assessing the psychology major at DeSales
University. The team explored tracks, course offerings, faculty
issues, and potential graduate programs.
Good Report Card:
Department passes state review with
Toedter '04 is first ever from Moravian
to win conference men's singles championship.
Degrees of Separation:
another branch of the von Allmen family
-- also in Business and Economics.
2004 Bethlehem Bach Festival features composer-in-residence
Larry Lipkis in four roles.
Conrad wins award from Red Cross.