Diane Husic, professor of biology and chair of the
department, has been elected to a two-year term as chair of the chemistry division
of the Council on Undergraduate Research. (Diane is a biochemist and has been crossing
disciplines all her professional life.) As division chair, she becomes a member
of CUR’s executive board. She also is co-chair of its meetings committee and a
member of the program planning committee for the 2006 CUR national conference,
to be held at DePauw University in June.
Carol Traupman-Carr ’86, who arranged “Loch Lomond” for
the Mainstreet Brass earlier this summer, has added a jazzy version of “Greensleeves” to
the group’s repertory. Both will be performed by the Brass at the inaugural concert
of its 20th season, November 12 at Wesley United Methodist Church, Bethlehem. The
ensemble includes Carol’s classmate, trombonist Bryan Hay ’86,
and Ron Demkee, artistlecturer in music (tuba).
Joanne McKeown, associate professor of French, gave
a presentation at the 78th annual convention of the American Association of Teachers
of French, July 7-10 in Québec City. It was called “Increase Your Use of French
in the Classroom: Why and How.”
Jack McCallum, an adjunct who teaches newswriting
in the English Department, has won the Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Basketball
Hall of Fame. Jack covered the NBA for Sports Illustrated, 1985-93 and
again since 2001.
Michelle Schmidt, assistant professor of psychology,
gave a paper on “Enhancing Campus- Community Connections Through Service Learning” at
the International Conference on Improving University Teaching, July 11-13 in Pittsburgh.
She says after the last two conferences, held in Switzerland and Sweden, and the
next, which is to be held in New Zealand, Pittsburgh was—well, closer.
George Diamond, professor of English and chair of
the department, participated in the ninth Colloquium on Judaism and Postmodern
Culture sponsored by the Berman Center for Jewish Studies, June 7-8 at Lehigh University.
Contributors from eight colleges and universities presented papers on Holocaust
studies, Zionism, Jewish mysticism, Michel Foucault, and the Jewish renewal movement.
George also tells us that 23 junior and senior English majors were
inducted into the Sigma Chi chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international literary
society, last spring.
Peter von Allmen, professor of economics, was keynote
speaker at the Pennsylvania Economic Association meeting, June 2-4 at Millersville
University. He also presented a paper on “Gender Effects in Rank Order Tournaments:
Evidence from Professional Tennis” to the Western Economic Association, July
4-8 in San Francisco. His co-author was Renee Garin ’05,
who based it on her Honors thesis.
On the Mend
Dan Gilbert, professor emeritus of history, and Anne
Reid, treasurer of the College, both let us know that Bob Huth ’76,
past vice president for administration, underwent surgery July 22 for a brain
tumor and is doing well. He is executive vice president and treasurer of Middlebury
College. Friends may send get-well wishes to his home,
4424 Snake Mountain Road, Weybridge, VT 05753.
Laura Gordon ’99 is the new assistant director
of student life. She is the point person for the entire residence
hall staff and its programming efforts. Laura has a B.A. in music and an M.A. in
student affairs in higher education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She
has been a residence-life coordinator at Cedar Crest College and Kutztown University.
She also sings with the Moravian Choir.
Mathematician Lee Chasen has been hired on a one-year contract to
replace Gordon Williams while a search goes forward. He holds a B.S. from Bloomsburg
University and a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. He has taught at Lebanon Valley College
and worked for the Documentum Division of EMC Corp.
The latest new Steinway grand arrived on campus August 11. It will
live in the studio of Martha Schrempel, artist-lecturer in music.
It was bought with $25,000 from the Theodore Presser Foundation, $6,000 from the
inaugural event of the Moravian College Music Alliance’s At-Home Steinway series
in May, and funds from the Music Alliance earmarked for piano purchase.
Athletic trainer Michele Swaney, whom Moravian was
able to hire thanks to an NCAA grant, has gone to the College of William and Mary
. . . John McCurdy, who taught history last year, has a position
at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.
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You Were Away:
construction projects completed over the summer.
common reading, Mary Doria Russell’s The Sparrow.
professor Peter von Allmen and friends bike around Lake Champlain.
Prize, student writing award-winners.