Gaudeamus

Khristina Haddad, assistant professor of political science, presented a paper called “Fear of violent death and its siblings: Leviathan as the foundation of a typology of fear” at the Midwest Political Science Association annual meeting, April 15-18 in Chicago. She says: “My aim is to mobilize the history of political thought to make sense of the current proliferation of claims about fear in U.S. political discourse post-9/11.”

Bob Youse, our campus bus driver, attended the Penn Northeast Conference of United Churches of Christ, April 16-18 in Lake Harmony. Bob is a member of the Ziegels Union Church of Christ, Breinigsville.

Anne Dutlinger, chair of the Art Department, was keynote speaker at a symposium organized by the Jewish Council of Saskatchewan for Yom ha-Shoah (day of remembrance for the Holocaust) April 18. She spoke on “Coming of Age in Theresien-stadt/Terezín: Child-Artists of the Holocaust.” On April 19, she gave an address called “Figure/Ground: Artists and Their Community in Theresien-stadt/Terezín” at the University of Saskatchewan, sponsored by the departments of history, political science, and art. She also gave two half-day workshops to grade 8 students (as they say in Canada) on “When Words Fail: Learning About the Holocaust Through Art.”

Anne also organized an exhibit of drawings by Helga Weissova-Hoskova, a Czech Jewish girl who was 12 when she and her parents were sent to Terezín. Helga survived, along with her drawings of daily life in the camp. Digital reproductions of the drawings went on view at Beth Jacob Synagogue in Regina, the provincial capital, when Anne was there. They were transferred to the CBC Broadcast Center in Regina at the beginning of May.

Wayne Barefoot ’04, comptroller and CFO for Victaulic International, asked his classmates “What am I going to do now?” as featured speaker at the CGS dinner April 24. Wayne started in the CGS program in 1991, when his children went to college, and has just finished his coursework in time to receive his B.A. in American studies this week. He began his career in Canada, where he was a registered industrial accountant—a profession that did not, at that time, require a college degree.

Debra Tallarico has been sitting in for Pat Velekei, administrative assistant for the Career Center, who is recuperating from a stay in the hospital. When Pat comes back, Deb will move over one door to the Office of Student Life and take the place of In-Chi Chow Rivera, who will be on maternity leave. Deb’s spouse is Sean Tallarico, director of campus safety.

Elizabeth Tyler Bugaighis ’87, assistant dean of humanities and social sciences at Northampton Community College, presented a paper on “Educated Women: Oral Histories from Moravian College for Women, 1913-54,” at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives conference, April 23 in Arlington, Virginia. Her panel on research about the history of women in education included presentations on the transition to coeducation at Lafayette College and the history of women at the Smithsonian Institution. Elizabeth is married to Tarek Bugaighis ’88 and the daughter-in-law of Mohammed Bugaighis, professor emeritus of mathematics.

Campus safety officer Brandon Kendall is back from eight months with his Pennsylvania National Guard unit in Kosovo. And Ahmez Hammock-El ’05, Glenarden, Maryland, arrived safely on U.S. soil this month after more than a year in Iraq.

Those of us who park around Colonial Hall thank Mark Will-Weber for the new curb and sidewalk around his house. He says it cost him only a year’s college tuition for his daughter.


Book Nook

Rita Berk, director of Reeves Library, has discovered that The Practical Researcher: A Student Guide to Conducting Psychological Research by Dana Dunn, professor of psychology, was listed in The Best Books for Academic Libraries (2002).

Just in time, too, because Dana has another new book. He is co-editor with Chandra Mehrotra, College of St. Scholastica, and Jane Halonen, University of Western Florida, of Measuring Up: Educational Assessment Challenges and Practices for Psychology. Dana has been researching and writing about assessment issues in psychology since 1999.

The second edition of The Economics of Sports, by Peter von Allmen, associate professor and chair of economics and business, and Michael Leeds of Temple University, has just hit the bookstores. It has a new chapter on the economics of competitive balance as well as more coverage of mega-events such as the Olympics.

Btw, its cover has a football scrimmage on which is superimposed a set of supply-and-demand curves. Peter says he and Mike Leeds (the husband of Eva Marikova Leeds, associate professor of economics and business) liked a cover mock-up of a soccer game, but the publisher nixed it. Soccer is not considered as American as football. However, the football players are in gold helmets, which gives another meaning to “the economics of sports.”

May 11, 2004

Caps and Gowns:
Commencement schedule, speakers, etc.

Medal Work:
Moravian wins bronze medal for admissions publications from CASE.

Into the World:
Graduating children (and others) of Moravian faculty and staff.

Perfect Pitch:
Softball team goes to World Series of NCAA Division III.

Datebook:
Campus calendar.
Welcome Aboard!:
More new faculty and staff.
Gaudeamus:
Faculty/staff/student accomplishments.