She learned the ropes as an assistant in the Development Office, so Anisa Kocher has become secretary to the Office of Institutional Advancement.

Peter von Allmen, associate professor and department chair of economics and business, and his new textbook, The Economics of Sports, written with Michael Leeds of Temple University, were the subject of the lead feature article in the business section of the April 29 Morning Call.

Lawrence Wright, artist-lecturer in music, is featured on the Bach Choir of Bethlehem’s new CD, “Ascension Oratorio,” which includes the cantata “Jauchzet Gott in alle Lande” for soprano (Ann Monoyios) and trumpet (Wright).

For the next couple of years, we won’t be seeing much of Cas Sowa, director of international study, on the weekends. He has been accepted into the Ed.D. program in administration and leadership offered by Indiana University of Pennsylvania. (Classes are held on Saturdays at East Stroudsburg University.) April Vari, dean of student development, is completing her doctorate as a member of the first class to go through the program. “Those desks get harder with age,” she said of the photograph (right).

Photo from the brochure for IUP's Ed.D. program
How April Vari spends her spare time.

Patricia Dwyer, an adjunct member of the Seminary faculty (1997-2000), married Rev. Canon A. Malcolm MacMillan of the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem on May 4. She is executive director of the Family Institute of Philadelphia and teaches at LaSalle University and Chestnut Hill College of DeSales University.

John D. Rossi III, assistant professor of accounting, presented a paper at the southeast regional meeting of the American Accounting Association in Covington, Ky., April 11-13. Also, he was interviewed for the lead article of the May 6-12 issue of the Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal for a story on whether the current jobless rates truly indicate an economic recovery.

Nurses without borders: Moravian students (clockwise from left) Jennifer Wagner, Elizabeth Miller, Nicole Spangler, and Regina Lacombe, flanked by Roslyn Reilly (left) of the University of Southern Queensland,Toowoomba, Australia, and Pamela Adamschick, assistant professor of nursing at Moravian (right).

Four nursing students spent most of May in Australia as part of an exchange program with the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba. Four Aussie students were here in the fall, and Moravian returned the favor by sending Regina Lacombe ’03, Andover, Conn.; Jennifer Wagner ’03, Riegelsville; Elizabeth Miller ’03, Port Charlotte, Fla.; and Nicole Spangler ’03, Walnutport. “They are fitting in very well,” wrote Roslyn Reilly, director of the program (May 8-30), which was called “Globalization of Professional Nursing in Australia.”

Paige Thompson, associate professor in the School of Nursing, has received the school’s nursing excellence award. Her specialty is oncology nursing. She is completing a doctorate in nursing science at Columbia University and working on Moravian’s application for state and national accreditation of its nursing program.

Dana Dunn, associate professor of psychology, was an external reviewer for the psychology department at Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio. After meeting with the faculty and undergraduate psych majors, he reportedon curriculum, staffing, and the senior psychology assessment test to the department and the provost. Dana is a reviewer for the American Psychological Association’s cooperative program with the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

He also reports that you can’t get a decent bagel in Springfield.

Michael J. Sands ’02, Bethlehem, who graduated in May with a B.S. summa cum laude in computer science at the ripe old age of 18, impressed the Morning Call so much that it ran an article about him May 17. Michael skipped high school to enter Moravian at 14. He plans to work in computer graphics for at least a year before thinking about graduate school. The newspaper took his picture in front of the Comenius statue on the day the bishop wore his all-American red, white, and blue hula skirt.

Richard Cost, who was vice president for institutional advancement here (1989-94) and then at Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts, will become president of the University of Maine at Fort Kent this summer.

June 18, 2002

Brave New Worlds
Profiles of Moravian's fourth Fulbright Scholar in as many years, Leslie Smith, and its first DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship winner, Leigh Ann Caruso.
Plan Ahead
Ann Stehney named director of planning and research for the College.
The Big Six-O
Dean of Student Life Bob Windolph has a birthday.
Movin' On
Faculty and staff departures, retirements.
Gift Registry
Three donations, including $25,000 to music department and $60,000 for men's lacrosse.
Faculty/staff/student achievements.