Charlotte Rappe Zales, associate professor of education, attended the American Educational Research Association meeting, April 12-16 in San Diego, where she presented a paper, “Bioinformatics Initiative for High School Women,” for the Division of Learning and Instruction. It described the outcomes of a five-week summer program in bioinformatics that she conducted with Sister Susan Cronin of Immaculata University.

John D. Rossi III ’97 (M.B.A.), assistant professor of accounting, attended the American Accounting Association’s Southeast regional meeting, April 1-3 in Lexington, Kentucky; its Northeast regional meeting, April 29-May 1, Albany, New York; and its Ohio regional meeting, May 6-8 in Akron. At the Southeast meeting, he gave a research paper called “A Study of SAB-101 Revenue Recognition Rules.” At the Northeast meeting, his paper was “An Examination of Alternative Financial Reporting Methods.” And at the Ohio meeting, he gave a presentation called “A Real-World Application of Investment Theory.”

One of John’s students, Kristen Cianfichi ’05, Warrington, won first place in the student manuscript competition of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. This year’s topic was “Being the Best in Business,” and the judges were members of the Pennsylvania CPA Journal editorial board. When the news came, Kristen was on the road with the Moravian softball team, traveling to the NCAA Division III championships.

Clarke Chapman, professor of religion, has published “ ‘I Recognize Religion . . .’: Terrorism and Pastoral Theology,” in the spring issue of Quarterly Review: A Journal for Theological Resources in Ministry. “The attacks of 9/11 demonstrate the potential dark side of religion,” he says, “yet the various analyses of religious terrorism remain on the surface level of ethics and public policy.” He believes a religious reformation is needed, after the model offered by the activist pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Janet Sipple, professor and dean of nursing, finds herself at St. Luke’s Hospital almost non-stop these days. That’s because Marcia Cook Love, the curriculum coordinator of the (two-year) diploma program at the hospital, has been deployed to Iraq.

In other nursing news, Britta Jacobson ’05, Sister Bay, Wisconsin; Jennifer Malloy ’05, Orwigsburg; Lauren Rozzelle ’06, Basking Ridge, New Jersey; and Alison Snyder ’05, Bethlehem, spent May term at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Maryellen Dye, assistant professor of nursing, was their faculty chaperone.

Welcome Aboard!

Diane White Husic will become professor of biology and chair of the Biology Department. A biochemist by training, Diane has taught chemistry and biochemistry st East Stroudsburg University since 1988 and chaired the chemistry department since 2002. Her B.S. is from Northern Michigan University and her Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Diane is an advocate of women’s athletics and has published articles in this field as well as science. |

William Kleintop joins the Division of Continuing and Graduate Studies as associate dean for business and management programs, starting July 1. Bill is a Muhlenberg grad with an M.P.A. in local government administration from Penn State and a Ph.D. in business administration from Temple University. He taught at Seton Hall University in its Graduate Department of Public and Healthcare Administration until 2001 and continues to teach in its online Master of Healthcare Administration program. He is currently an independent consultant in technology and management.


John Rossi, assistant professor of accounting, and Diane Radycki, assistant professor of art history and director of Payne Gallery, have received tenure. Diane Husic (above) was granted tenure as part of her faculty rank.


Just as Commencement commenced, Limarie León, administrative assistant for the School of Nursing, exchanged rings with Daniel Bernhard. They honeymooned on a cruise to the Bahamas.

Assistant football coach Jeffrey Pukszyn ’98 and assistant softball coach Erin Kelly tied the knot May 29.

A Belated Baby

The eagle eye of InCommon occasionally closes, and it certainly did with regard to Keri Neidig’s baby. Keri, an assistant director of financial aid, and her husband, Eric, brought forth Luke Matthew Neidig on January 24. “He’s such a happy little guy!” Keri says.

A Death in the Family

We extend condolences to Eva Heisler, the business office assistant with whom most faculty interact, on the death of her husband, Don, on May 11. Eva suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.

June 16, 2004

It's My Party!
Faculty springs a surprise lunch on Marge Holland for her 25th anniversary as server in the Laros Room.
Up in Smoke
Barbara Liebhaber's house burns down, but the whole family is safe.
Six Degrees of Separation
Bill Kleintop, new assistant dean for CGS, comes from a cadet branch of the Moravian Kleintops.
Having an Impact
Seven Impact awards are given to faculty and staff.
It's a Wrap!
More news of Moravian faculty/staff graduates.
Calendar of campus events.

Departing Faculty.

Faculty, staff and student accomplishments.