The Alumni Fellows for 2003-04 are: Umer
Khan Baloch ’05,
Pakistan; Matthew Donnelly ’04, Clayton, N.C.; Amy
Lawrence ’04, Gettysburg, mathematics; Jaime
Macungie, psychology; Matthew Turtell ’04, Lindenhurst,
N.Y., management. Chosen by the Alumni Association for their
academic record and contributions to the campus and community,
they will receive $750 awards at the freshman banquet August
Michelle Schmidt, assistant professor of
psychology, participated in the 28th International Conference
on Improving University
Teaching, June 16-19 in Växjö, Sweden (with a
stop in Copenhagen on the way home). She presented a paper, “Creating
a Learning Community Using Information Technology,” and
moderated a session on issues in grading and assessing.
The University of Växjö was the first non-English-speaking
European university to create an integrated English-language
Barbara Golden Liebhaber, assistant professor
of music and newly minted Ed.D., attended a world music
June in San Diego, where she participated in Balinese
gamelan ensembles and African percussion ensembles.
Wetcher-Hendricks, assistant professor of sociology,
has co-authored an article, “Teaching Stratification
with Crayons,” with Wade Luqet of Gwynedd-Mercy
College. It appears in the July issue of Teaching Sociology.
teaching exercise uses different-size packs of crayons
to monitor social perceptions of those who have more
Tracy Bowers has been hired
as a visiting instructor of mathematics for 2003-04,
replacing Sylvia Forman,
on a leave of
absence. Tracy just received her Ph.D. from Lehigh
University. She has an identical twin sister, Stacy
Snyder, a first-year
graduate student in physics at Lehigh. The sisters
are from Newport.
As it happens, Alicia Sevilla,
professor of mathematics and chair of the department,
is also half of a
set of identical twins. Her sister, Elena
training a physicist,
is a systems administrator at the University
of Connecticut. The Sevilla sisters are from Argentina,
received their doctorates from Cornell University.
Kym Morrison, assistant professor of
history, has clipped the wings of The Albatross, as
her dissertation all this past year. She
is officially a
Ph.D. after passing
her defense at the University of Florida
in July. ‘And
Your Grandmother, Where Is She?’: Reproducing
Family, Race, and Nation in Cuba traces the
of Cuban race relations within the domain
of the family, as affected by individual
choices and government
policies on family formation.
All That Jazz
Neil Wetzel, artist-lecturer
in saxophone since 1989 and guiding spirit of the 11-year-old
July Jazz Getaway,
been appointed director of jazz studies,
half-time position in the Music Department.
a B.M. in saxophone
and an M.A.T. in music education from
the University of the Arts
in Philadelphia and is working on an
Ed.D. at Columbia University. In 2001, he was
honored by Moravian
students as the first
recipient of the T. Edgar Shields Award
Warren Hilton has been named director
of career development, succeeding Scott
who left in December.
Warren comes from Johns Hopkins University,
where he was assistant
director of career services and disability
support in the Bloomberg School of
holds a B.S.
science and an M.A. in student affairs
in higher education from Indiana
University of Pennsylvania.
Jennifer Creamer is our new
director of international studies, succeeding
Cas Sowa and Karen
She has a B.A. from
Colby College and has just received
a Ph.D. in anthropology from
the University of Illinois. Her
areas of interest are Japan and Oceania
Spanish, and her dissertation was
on the experiences of Japanese
immigrant women in Oregon.
Joan Gilmore, who is expecting
a baby this month, has left
learning services. Katherine
Restuccia of the counseling center
her campus hours to give extra
time to her private practice.
Lutzi will combine
both to become
assistant director of learning
and counseling services.
in the Family
Barbara Lloyd, an adjunct faculty
member who taught Spanish
at the College for
14. She was 82.
Her degrees were from Boston
University and Kutztown
58 years, Thomas B. Lloyd;
their son and two daughters.
Memorial gifts may be made
to Cathedral Church of
Bethlehem, or the Lehigh-Pocono
Committe of Concern,