Teilhard in the 21st Century: The Emerging
Spirit of Earth, co-edited by Don St. John,
professor of religion, and Arthur Fabel, longtime editor
of the American Teilhard Society newsletter, was awarded
first place among works on spirituality (soft-cover)
by the Catholic Press Association. A collection of critical
essays on Teilhard and the ecological movement, the book
is published by Orbis Press.
Bonnie Falla, Reeves Library,
and Bill Falla, adjunct instructor of
philosophy, attended the 23rd annual Cosmos and Creation
conference, June 4-6 at Loyola College of Maryland, Baltimore.
Its theme was evolutionary biology, for which keynote speaker
Eric Fischer, a scientist at the Congressional Research
Service of the Library of Congress, spoke on “Does
Evolution Matter? Perspectives of a Scientist Turned Policy-Maker.”
Eva Marikova Leeds, associate
professor of economics and business, hosted the fourth
annual National Science Foundation-sponsored workshop on
Classroom Experiments in Economics, May 20-22 at the College
of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. Its most intriguing
presentation had to have been “Stripped-Down Poker:
A Game to Illustrate Uncertainty and Equilibrium Bluffing,” by
David Reiley, University of Arizona.
Sharon Brown, director of
institutional diversity and multicultural affairs, almost
met herself coming in the door this spring. Within days,
she was involved in:
• The local observance of the 50th
anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board
of Edudcation decision, as co-coordinator (March 23,
April 14, May 17).
• An April 20 panel discussion on media
bias and coverage of minorities at Northampton Community
• A multicultural fair at Nitschmann
Middle School, organized by Jen Lengel ’05,
Fleetwood, as part of her pre-student teaching experience.
Sharon was the keynote speaker for the April 23 event.
• The second annual Black Women’s
Health Initiative, a one-day symposium April 25 in Bethlehem,
Rita Berk, director of Reeves Library, attended
BookExpo, the publishing industry trade show, June 3-6
Dana Dunn, Stacey
Zaremba, and Robert Brill of
the Psychology Department attended the teaching institute
at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society,
May 27-30 in Chicago. Dana, an invited speaker, averred
that “Writing for Psychology Is Habit-Forming.” Bob
presented a poster session on “When Research Writing
Intensifies, Variety Is the Spice of Write.” Stacey
presented one on “Creating Community: Using Community
Journals in the Psychology of Women Class.” Dana
and Stacey also presented a poster session on “Promoting
Student Engagement and Assessing Learning in Psychology. ”
Also, an article by Dana about his LinC course
on the origins of behavior (the nature-nurture debate)
has been published in the spring issue of the journal Teaching
Clarke Chapman, professor
of religion, attended the ninth International Bonhoeffer
Congress, June 6-11 in Rome. It brought together 75 scholars
from 14 nations, paying their respects to the continuing
influence of the German theologian (1906-45) executed by
the Nazis. Clarke chaired a session on “Narratives
of Place and Displacement” in Bonhoeffer’s
travel diaries and prison letters.
Also, his extended article called “Terrorism:
A Problem for Ethics or Pastoral Theology,” the original
that he abridged for Quarterly Review, appears
in the spring issue of Cross Currents. It, too, draws on
ideas of Bonhoeffer.
George Diamond, professor
of English and chair of the department, participated in
the eighth Colloquium on Judaism and Post-Modern Culture,
June 15-16 at Lehigh University. Among its topics: the
Hebrew Bible and the making of Jewish and sexual identities;
Holocaust literature; the nature of fundamentalism in general
and Jewish fundamentalism in particular; and philosopher
Martin Buber, Buddhism, and psychoanalysis.
Doris and David
Schattschneider, professor emerita of mathematics
and dean emeritus of Moravian Theological Seminary, returned
to Bethlehem June 15. They had spent the spring semester
in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, where Doris was visiting
scholar of mathematics at the University of the Virgin
Islands. David gave presentations on Moravian history
and preached at several Moravian churches in the islands.
A new edition of Doris’s book M.C.
Escher: Visions of Symmetry has been published by
Harry N. Abrams. It features a new chapter on Escher’s
scientific and artistic legacy and a foreword by Douglas
Hofstadter, author of Goedel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal
Judith Green, editor of InCommon,
won an award of merit from the Episcopal Communicators
Association for a profile she wrote of Hemchand Gossai,
chair of the religion department of Muhlenberg College
and newly ordained Episcopal priest. It ran in the February
issue of the newsletter of the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem.
Frank Kuserk, professor
of biology, was leafing through Biology for Dummies and Anatomy & Physiology
for Dummies when he found that they were written by Donna
Rae Male Siegfried ’88. He says the biology
book has a nice acknowledgment from Donna to her profs
in the Department of Biology. But why was Frank looking
through Biology for Dummies anyway?
June was Moravian College month on the op-ed
pages of the Morning Call. Among its articles:
• An essay on America’s oil-based
foreign policy by Gary Olson, professor
of political science, June 18.
• A piece on the Christian-Muslim conflict
in Sudan by Hans Wuerth, professor emeritus
of German, June 18.
• A discussion by David Salter ’84
about fathers and daughters (he has three), June 20.
• Another cheer for the adaptive rehab
of the Bethlehem Steel works by Michael Perrucci ’75,
Stephen McKinney becomes
director of the Center of Information Technology next week.
He graduated from West Point with a B.S. in engineering
and holds an M.S. in systems technology from the Naval
Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He also earned
a diploma in information systems security and completed
the chief information officer program at the National Defense
University. His most recent position was director of education
technology at the Army War College in Carlisle.
Stephen just retired at the rank of lieutenant
colonel after a 22-year career in the Army. He and his
wife, Kathy, have five kids, ages 3 to 13. He also has
been a Little League coach and has worked with special-needs
• A different kind of welcome to Jake
James Williams, born July 9 to Donald and Irene
Williams, who is part of the indispensable CGS
• Holly Newell has
removed “temporary” from her title and now
is assistant director of student activities and the HUB.
She came to Moravian last December.
Long, Farewell, Hello
This is a summer of many changes, including
these staff comings and goings:
• Bob Eisenhauer,
structural operations manager, Facilities. Bob has worked
at Moravian since 1983.
• Holly Ferenchak,
accounts payable clerk, Business Office, who’s going
to work at DeSales University.
• Chris Hayes, assistant
director of admissions and coordinator for multicultural
recruitment. Chris will become dean of students (K-5) at
the Benjamin School, North Palm Beach, Florida.
• Marilyn Ramsey,
assistant director of admissions. She’s starting
graduate work in psychology at Villanova University.
• Tim Bilger, major
gifts officer with responsibility for athletics, is going
to Good Shepherd Hospital in Allentown. His successor is Adam
Stauffer, who has been development/marketing coordinator
for the Blue and Grey Club. Adam has been at the College
since 2001 as a public relations assistant for sports information,
coach, athletic recruiter, and student mentor. He has a
B.S. and an M.Ed. in sports management from East Stroudsburg
• Dave Jordan ’01,
basketball intern and facilities equipment manager, is
going to Kean University in New Jersey to work on a master’s
degree in school psychology and guidance. Ken Greb ’03
takes over his duties.
• Kristen Orgera,
assistant director of alumni relations, joined Harris Intertype,
the Alumni Association’s web host, and moved to Chapel
Hill, North Carolina, just after Commencement. Penni
Zimmerman moved across the parking lot from Colonial
Hall, where she was assistant director of annual giving,
to succeed Kristen. Penni’s car proudly displays
a decal from the University of Delaware, where she earned
• John McCurdy is
visiting assistant professor of history next year while
a search goes on for Ros Remer’s replacement. He
holds a B.A. from Knox College; M.A., University of Chicago;
M.A. and Ph.D., Washington University (St. Louis).
• Vivian Davis-Martínez has
left the position of assistant dean of CGS, though she
will continue as an adjunct instructor in counseling at
Moravian Theological Seminary. Her successor is Donna
Smith, who has a B.A. from Hope College and an
M.A. from Centenary College.
• Susan Kramer, student
life coordinator. Her successor is Kim Rushing,
hired just as this issue went to press.
basking in brass this weekend at the 250th anniversary
of the Bethlehem Area Moravian Trombone Choir will spot
among its players Laura Strattan ’04,
who joined to have some quality time with her fiancé,
Matthew Kemmerer; and Maggie Snyder, our
longtime visiting instructor of Spanish, who is celebrating
16 years with the group.