Wired librarian Wendy Juniper attended the Computers in Libraries
conference, March 9-11 in Washington, D.C. She heard talks on library web design,
federated searching, reference service, emerging information technologies (blogging
and instant messaging), and electronic resources management.
Wendy also has become
faculty advisor for WRMC, the College radio station, where she has a show at
1:00 p.m. Tuesdays. It’s fueled
by her CD collection from the late ’90s: indie and pop by the Pixies, Pavement, Modest
Mouse, Jesus & Mary Chain, Death Cab for Cutie, Zero 7, and Wilco.
Dorothy Glew and Beth Fuchs attended the Association of College and Research
Libraries National Conference, April 7-10 in Minneapolis. (Despite the latitude,
they said the weather was quite pleasant.) They were joined by 4,000 academic librarians
from every state and 15 countries. New technologies, methods for library instruction,
and fresh ideas for promoting library resources and services were among the topics.
Adam Smith, Google product manager, took part in a panel about Google Scholar
and Google Print, with librarians weighing in on both sides of the usefulness of
these new information projects.
John Black, assistant professor of English, paid
a flying visit to the 40th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 5-8
at Western Michigan University. He presented a paper on “Tradition and Transformation
in the Cult of St. Guthlac in Early Medieval England.” (Guthlac, the subject
of one-half of John’s dissertation, was a warrior-saint
of Anglo-Saxon England.) The conference brings together thousands of international
medievalists, including (John says) the occasional saint.
Jan Crooker, adjunct
in art, has a solo show, “Life Lessons,” through May 29 at the Rehoboth Art
League in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. She began painting these still-lifes
when her son was involved in the invasion of Iraq. He is out of the U.S.
Air Force now, though his wife still has two years to go.
After serving on the board of trustees
of the Bethlehem YMCA for nearly 2½ years,
Michelle Schmidt, assistant professor of psychology, has been elected
to the executive board. She’ll serve a three-year term as vice president.
In the meantime, she will continue to run a parent advisory board for
child-care center and serve as board liaison to child-related programs.
Ann Stehney, vice president for planning and research, spent two
days at the National Science Foundation as a reviewer for the Integrative
Graduate Education and Research Traineeship program. This is her second
year as a review panelist. Initiated in 1997, this program awards support
to potential scientists, engineers, and educators with interdisciplinary
backgrounds, deep knowledge in chosen disciplines, and the technical,
professional, and personal skills to become leaders and creative agents
Robin Kani and Lawrence Wright, artist-lecturers in music (flute
and trumpet, respectively), received an award for outstanding achievement in the
performing arts from the Allentown Arts Commission during the 17th annual Arts
Ovation presentation April 28. Robin and Larry were honored for their work in the
Allentown Symphony, Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra, Pennsylvania Sinfonia, and
Bach Festival Orchestra.
Also, a lifetime achievement award went to Ronald Demkee,
artist-lecturer in music (tuba) and conductor of bands and the wind ensemble
while James Barnes is on sabbatical. Ron’s award recognizes
his long service and commitment to the Allentown Municipal Band, one of the oldest
such organizations in the country.
Susan Scholtz, associate professor of nursing,
presented “Expressive Writing: Minimizing Threats Inherent Within Clinical Education” to
the 10th international biennial Neuman Systems Model Symposium, April 21-22 at the
University of Akron. Susan had given a poster presentation on her expressive writing
research at the 2004 Annual Summit of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association and
Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders, October 23 in Hershey.
professor of English and director of the writing program, has been elected
to a three-year term on the executive committee of the Philadelphia Area Writing
Program Administrators, which has members from Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New
April Vari, dean of student development and co-director
of the Leadership Center, defended her dissertation for her D.Ed. from Indiana
University of Pennsylvania. She will be a doctor after IUP’s spring commencement.
Admissions officer Brion
Morro ’97 and his wife, Sherry, are the parents of Jillian Rachel, born April 24.
Jillian’s big brother is Zachary, 2.
Errare humanum est
In an item about Camie Modjadidi,
field coordinator for the Education Department: She was a member
of a review team for the Pennsylvania Department of Education,
not the U.S. DOE. (Editor’s fault for using federal agency acronym. Editor also inserted Section 504
into the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, which does not have that many sections.)
Also, Dawn Ketterman-Benner, director of women’s athletics, points out that three of the Fulbright scholars
mentioned in the April 26 InCommon—Julie Anderson ’05, Courtney
Rice ’01, and Marianne Zwicker ’99—were
members of the women’s tennis team.
Photo: John Kish IV
Car and Driver: Those
students picked up by a limousine April 26 at the Career Center were the lucky
winners of CEO for a Day, in which they told Jack Bailey about their poverty and
despair and he gave them a washing machine. Oops, wrong program. During the Careers
in Banking event February 23, Joseph Oppold ’06,
Linda Nguyen ’07, and Christine Hrichak ’05, as well as Victoria Piccone from Lafayette
College, were selected to shadow a banking CEO for the day. Here are Linda and Christine
and the long, long limousine that took them to work.
Moravian Theological Seminary has honored two alumni for their careers.
Charles W. Eichman ’48, ’51 received the 2005 John Hus Award for his
ministry to youth and leadership in local organizations. A pastor to Moravian congregations
from Alaska to Coopersburg, he is now retired but still serves as a consulting
pastor to College Hill Moravian Church.
• Emily B. Wallace ’94 (M.A.
in pastoral counseling) received the Bishop Edwin W. Kortz Pastoral
Counseling Award for her work in North America and Africa. Her husband, physician Ned
Wallace, received an honorary doctorate from the College in 2004 for his work as the
Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem’s
medical missioner to Swaziland, where he has set up a series of AIDS clinics. Emily
has accompanied him on his African travels, raised their two daughters in missions
and camps, and provided counseling and schooling for indigenous people in their
N.B. Faculty should return or renew library books
by June 1. Also, they should update the status of all reserve materials from the