As a recruitment tool to attract students
to foreign-language study, Nilsa Lasso-von Lang, assistant
professor of Spanish,
organized two well-attended sessions on bilingual careers
in government March 20. They featured a foreign language
specialist from the U.S. Army.
Dana Dunn, professor of psychology,
served as an external reviewer for the psych department
at Concordia College (the
undergraduate alma mater of our own Gary Olson) in Moorhead,
Minnesota. He met April 2-4 with the seven faculty members,
students, adjunct teachers, the dean of the college, and
its president, to assess the department’s programs.
Believe it or not, there was no snow while he was there,
and Dana was introduced to the local culinary specialty,
walleye. Concordia is affiliated with the Lutheran church
and is known for its language and music programs.
Diamond, professor of English and chair of the department,
went to the joint meeting of the Popular Culture Association/American
Culture Association, April 16-19 in New Orleans. He attended
sessions on science fiction topics, the works of media
theorist Marshall McLuhan and writer Jack London, the
movies of Alfred
Hitchcock, and the film Mulholland Drive by David Lynch.
He also chaired a session on the cultural
background of science fiction and presented “ ‘Klaatu
barada nikto’ and ‘Keep
Watching the Skies’: Two Cinematic Sides of Cold
War Paranoia,” which analyze the 1951 movies The
Thing (from Another World) and The Day the
Earth Stood Still, metaphors
of Cold War hysteria and fear of nuclear war.
George says: “When we’re away
in places like New Orleans, we can really appreciate places
Martha Reid, professor of English,
chaired a team of colleagues from King’s College
and Bucks County Community College in reviewing the English
major at DeSales University, April
13-14. This semester, Martha is also a consortial
professor (an exchange program among by LVAIC schools)
teaching literaty modernism, while Annette Benert
of American Women Writers” at Moravian.
of those M.B.A. candidates who will receive the
degree Saturday is Donna Posivak, former assistant
of CIT and now director of computer services
Maryellen Dye, assistant professor of
nursing, will be a research scholar in the John A. Hartford
summer program in geriatric nursing at New
A Death in the Family
Kenneth A. Bergstresser,
professor emeritus of biology, who taught at Moravian
1977, died April
20 in Cornwall
Manor, Lebanon County. He was 90.
Bergstresser was the father of Kay Somers, professor
of mathematics. His
University of Pittsburgh, and Lehigh
University. He was awarded a Bronze
Star for his World War II service.
addition to Kay, survivors include sons Michael Divinia
of San Jose, California,
and Karl of
and four grandchildren. Memorial gifts
may be made to Cornwall United Methodist
InCommon would like to say a grateful
goodbye to Suzanne Creelman ’03,
Hainesport, New Jersey, who had an
internship in our office this semester.
Suzanne is a photographer, and
she went everywhere (sometimes on
very short notice) to record events
and people at Moravian. After Commencement,
moving to Florida to be near her father.
We wish her well.
to the Chief:
Strohl '99, on board the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln,
hears the President's speech on Iraq and gives
us some comments.
in the Air:
Luke's Hospital School of Nursing at Moravian
College graduates its first class.
A roster of speakers and honorary degree recipients
at Baccalaureate, College commencement, Seminary
Students in the Washington program are interns
with government agencies.
of faculty, staff, students.
A preview of May 30-31.