Gaudeamus

Reference/public service librarians Dorothy Glew and Wendy Juniper went to the biennial conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries, April 10-13 in Charlotte, North Carolina. They attended a session on partnering with faculty to teach research skills; and they learned about new information literacy initiatives across the country. They also discussed the increasingly political information environment on campuses. Speakers included Paul DuGuid, co-author of The Social Life of Information.

Janet Loengard, professor of history, gave a paper called “Wills, Wives, and Chattels: Husbands’ Attitudes to Household Property in Late Medieval England” at the annual meeting of the Medieval Academy of America, April 10-12 in Minneapolis.

Jacob Segal, visiting assisant professor of sociology, is a political theorist in disguise. His article “Free-dom and Normalization: Poststruc-turalism and the Liberalism of Michael Oakeshott” will be published by the flagship journal of the field, American Political Science Review, in its August or November 2003 issue. Oakeshott (1901-90) was a conservative British political philosopher.

Marialuisa McAllister, professor emerita of mathematics, has been smoothing the edges of fuzzy numbers. Her article “Polynomials Are Fuzzy Numbers” will appear in Vol. 87 of BUSEFAL, a newsletter/online bulletin published in Annecy, France. Her paper “Fuzzy Graphs and Network Repairs” has been accepted for publication in the September issue of the International Journal of Crisis Management.

Ann Stehney, vice president for planning and research, spoke on assessment May 3 at the New York meeting of the Mathematics Association of America. As there is assessment going on in every corner of the College, she had plenty of material to support her discussion.

For the second year, Paula Ring Zerkle, associate professor of music and director of choral activities, organizedthe World Music Honor Choir at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association conference, April 9-11 in Hershey. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Choral Directors Association, the honor choir gives high school students a chance to explore music and rhythms of other cultures—this year, Latin America and the Caribbean. The choir comprised 116 students from 70 high schools.

Petia Damianova ’04, Bulgaria, women's tennis player and pre-med major, represented Moravian at the seventh annual NCAA Leadership Conference, May 25-29 at the Disney Wide World of Sports complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Petia was one of 302 student-athletes selected from more than 1,170 applicants. The conference offers students an opportunity to discuss issues of college and university sports and to develop leadership skills such as communications, decision-making, problem-solving and setting priorities. Nicole Sabalianskas ’04, Butler, New Jersey, soccer and track, was an alternate.

Robert Frost by Lotte Jacobi, 1959Joel Wingard, professor of English, gave a paper, “The Road More Often Taken: Reading Robert Frost,” at the joint meeting of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, April 18 in New Orleans. It described interpretations of Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken” using a sampling of responses by Moravian students.

Hilde Binford, visiting assistant professor of music, gave a paper on the role of music in the Old Order Amish for the national meeting of the Society of American Music, February 26-March 2 at the University of Arizona. Hilde has gotten very interested in music of the Old Order Amish and brought several teachers from Lancaster to campus in February. She also contributed to a session on job opportunities for music majors at the regional meeting of the College Music Society, March 14-15 at Bowdoin College, Maine.

Michele August-Brady, associate professor of nursing, was honored by Widener University’s chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the international nursing honor society, for the best doctoral dissertation of the 2002-03 academic year.

Media Matters

The April 14 issue of ESPN: The Magazine ran a photo of Moravian’s baseball team with an article about the bond between athletes and soldiers. It was taken by the Morning Call when the team honored the late Christopher Seifert ’97 before its March 24 game with Widener University. Chris was killed in Kuwait in March.

Bryon Grigsby ’90, who teaches English at Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey, was interviewed by the Washington Post for an April 12 comparison of SARS with other epidemics. Bryon’s specialty is disease in medieval literature. He was in good company in the story: among others interviewed was Susan Sontag (Illness as Metaphor).

The Big 5-0

John Williams, assistant director of development, crossed the line May 17. Here he is, pondering his new venerability.

June 18, 2003

Someone to Watch Over Me:
A farewell to Linda Heindel, outgoing dean of Continuing and Graduate Studies. A message from Curt Keim and a letter to her students by Linda.

What's in a Name?:
Facilities Planning and Pennsylvania Blue Shield adopt new names.
Past Perfect:
Exhibit of yearbooks and other archival activities.
Family Affairs:
Graduates in the Moravian College family.
On Account:
Accounting Club awards.
Datebook:
A preview of May 30-31.
July Jazz Getaway:
Concert schedule.
Incoming!:
New faculty.
Gaudeamus:
Faculty/staff/student achievements.