Gaudeamus

Graphic design major Julie Leiby ’06 received an honorable mention in photography at the West Park Art Show, June 18 in Allentown.

Busy Camie Modjadidi, field coordinator for the Department of Education, was on the state Bureau of Special Education compliance monitoring team that visited the Pocono Mountain School District, May 2-4. On May 9, she participated in an Instructional Support networking meeting at Intermediate Unit 20; and on May 13, in the Higher Education Inclusive Practices videoconference in King of Prussia.

Joan Lardner Paul’s garden was featured in the June 13 segment of Lehigh Valley Tempo (PBS-39) on the Bethlehem Garden Club’s annual tour. When she’s not digging and weeding, Joan is a major gifts officer in the Development Office.

Duo-pianists Arianna Goldina and Remy Loumbrozo performed May 4 at the University of Akron and garnered a pleased review from Wilma Salisbury of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Arianna is an artistlecturer in music at the College. Loumbrozo, her husband, teaches at the Lycée Français de New York.

John D. Rossi III ’97 (M.B.A.), assistant professor of accounting, made a presentation to the Lehigh Valley CPA Club on “Comparison of International (IAS 39) and U.S. GAAP (SFAS 140) Approaches to Accounting for Sales of Financial Assets and Distinguishing Between Sales of Financial Assets and Secured Borrowings,” May 25 in Allentown.

Neil Wetzel, director of jazz studies, just got back from the Sudtirol region of Italy, otherwise known as the Italian Alps, where he performed May 22-26 at Lana Jazz Fest ’05. He was part of a sextet put together by Lehigh Valley trombonist Rob Stoneback. Neil played clarinet and sax, and Gary Rissmiller, artist-lecturer in music, was the group’s drummer. In addition to concerts, the band played at cafés and clubs in Lana and Merano. It was the only American group at the festival, the rest coming from Central Europe.

The group also rehearsed with the Lana Jazz Ensemble, a group of young musicians (ages 16-27) from the area. They led workshops on jazz improvisation and played a concert with the ensemble in Lana’s central piazza, which will be broadcast on Italian radio and released on CD later this year.

Dana Dunn, professor of psychology, co-wrote an article with Sarah Dougherty ’04 that appears in the journal Teaching of Psychology. It is called “Teaching Freud by Reading Freud: Controversy as Pedagogy.”

Dana also gave a talk at a conference, sponsored by his publisher, Pearson Longman, on Writing Across the Curriculum, May 20 at Northeastern University, Boston. It was on “Reflections on Teaching Writing in Psychology.”

And he attended the 17th annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, May 26-29 in Los Angeles. A new member of the program committee, Dana will be organizing presentations and speakers for the teaching institute that precedes the annual meeting in 2006.

Deanna DiSarro ’06 has returned from a nursing exchange program at the University of Southern Queensland and Queensland Technical University in Australia. Her supervisors, says School of Nursing dean Janet Sipple, were “highly complimentary about her participation, professionalism, presence, and engagement with their university and nursing communities.” She will make a presentation about her Australian experience this fall.

In other School of Nursing news, Deanna and Kathy Foster (CGS) will receive Pauline Thompson Nursing Education Scholarships from the Pennsylvania Foundation for Nursing, September in Harrisburg. And the nursing Class of 2004 had a 100 percent success rate on the state licensing examination.

Joel Nathan Rosen, assistant professor of sociology, presented a paper called “The Mouth Roars No Longer: Pete Franklin, Sports Talk, and Cleveland Indians Baseball” at the 17th annual Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, June 8-10 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. He also participated in a program for Hall of Fame interns, at which he discussed issues in the sociology of sport, sport management, and life in the sports world outside the academy. Some of his talk was based on his experience as stadium announcer in the press box for the Savannah Sand Gnats, a Single A team.

Sean Tallarico, director of campus safety, presented a workshop on “Crisis Planning and Protocols” at the 52nd annual conference of the Northeast Colleges and Universities Security Association, June 19-22 in Springfield, Massachusetts.


New Faces

Craig Underwood is the new media services manager, succeeding Veronika Sanderova. He comes from Communication Systems Inc., where as an instructional technology specialist he helped install media equipment throughout the College. Craig has a B.M. from Lebanon Valley College in music recording technology, and he has been an adjunct instructor there teaching audio electronics.

Joanne Carraghan is the new administrative assistant for the English Department and the M.Ed. program. She worked as an assistant to Rep. Don Ritter and secretary to Freedom High School’s then-assistant principal Anthony Villani ’77.


Adieux

Paul Acampora, director of development, left us this month to become director of development for the Bucks County library system.

Candyce Merkle, director of development research, has retired on disability after 17 years at the College.


Welcome Aboard!

Bob Schoenen, vice president for institutional advancement, and Patricia Nemesh Schoenen ’70 are new grandparents. On June 6, their daughter Kristen delivered a hefty baby girl, Alexis Ruth, who weighed 8 pounds 13 ounces.


The Lame and Halt

Carlos Avalos from the mailroom had knee surgery May 24 and spent the first part of the summer at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital. He hopes to be back on his feet and at work as soon as possible.


Condolences

Our sympathies to Anne Dutlinger, associate professor of art, whose mother died June 14; and to Nancy Strobel, librarian, whose mother died June 19.

July 19, 2005

New Face in Colonial Hall:
Robert Wilson-Black named VP for institutional advancement.

Prize People:
Staff members inducted into CGS honorary; Impact Awards.

Mortarboards:
Moravian offspring at other colleges.

Gaudeamus:
Faculty/staff/student accomplishments .

Datebook:
Campus calendar.