Gaudeamus

Joel Wingard, professor of English, attended the annual meeting of the Council of Writing Program Administrators, July 15-18 at the University of Delaware. As a member of the WPA Network for Media Action, he will help draft news releases on anti-plagiarism efforts at colleges.

Dorothy Glew, coordinator of information literacy, Reeves Library, attended the annual Workshop on Instruction in Library Use, June 14-16 at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. It surveyed best practices in pedagogy, student learning, assessment, and implementation of information literacy programs.

John Black, incoming faculty member in English, defended his dissertation at the University of North Carolina in early July and is an official Ph.D., which also makes him an assistant professor. Ditto for Lisa Cave, incoming faculty in economics and business, who defended her dissertation in economics at the University of Kentucky. Lisa will be teaching many of the courses on the policy side of the new program in environmental studies.

Joel Nathan Rosen, new assistant professor of sociology, has published “Self-Concept and the Discussion of Youth Sport: A Critique” in the June Journal of Mundane Behavior.

Jennifer Creamer, director of international studies, who had to put a bunch of minuscule corrections into her dissertation, did so and now also is an official Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.


Welcome Aboard!

Glen Stoudt ’73, ’77 (M.Div.) joined Moravian Theological Seminary in July as assistant professor of pastoral theology. He also has a D.Min. from McCormick Theological Seminary. Glen has spent most of his career as a pastor in Canada.

Brynn Saltzer ’04 is the new assistant director for annual giving in the Development Office. As Paul Acampora, director of development, wrote: “Brynn graduated magna cum laude from one of the finest small liberal arts colleges in the nation.” Brynn succeeds Penni Zimmerman, now assistant director of alumni relations. She will oversee phonathon and direct-mail programs and has a special interest in increasing young alumni participation, since she is one of those young alums.


So Long! Farewell!

James Johnson will not return for a second year as visiting assistant professor of history. He cites family and health reasons.

Dawn Walck, a longtime adjunct in Spanish, has been hired away by another college.

Susan De Santo-Madeya, associate professor of nursing, has left the School of Nursing to join the nursing faculty of the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

Marilyn Ramsey, assistant director of admissions, left in July to get ready to go back to school. She is studying for a master’s degree in psychology at Villanova University.


Mazel Tov!

In mid-July, Lane Wilder, director of foundation relations in the Development Office, welcomed Jin Yi, a very young lady from Korea, into her family. The other members are Cliff Kussmaul, Lane’s spouse, who has taught computer science at Moravian and is now at Muhlenberg College, and their son Ben.

The development staff was of two minds about it. “We have been in denial,” said Paul Acampora. “The corollary to Jin Yi’s arrival is Lane’s departure to become a full-time mom.”

Christine Rander ’89, assistant director of career development, and her husband, Erik, became parents for the third time July 24 when Jeffrey Daniel joined sisters Megan and Sarah.

Carol Traupman-Carr ’86, associate dean for academic affairs, and her husband, David Carr, welcomed Allison Rose in a hurry on August 5. Carol went to the hospital at 2:00 a.m., and Allison showed up at 4:00 a.m. Her big brother is Andrew, 7.

In-Chi Chow Rivera, executive secretary for the Office of Student Affairs, and her husband, Peter Rivera, have a new son, Victor Chiang Rivera, born August 3. He already has a big sister, Sophia. While In-Chi is on maternity leave, her sub is Deb Tallarico.

Ann Stehney, vice president for planning and research, married Phil Heyman, a lawyer from New Jersey, in a quiet ceremony August 2.


On the Road to Recovery

Sandy Fluck, education, and Jean Kim, Seminary, each broke an ankle over the summer and are hobbling with the aid of crutches.

Diane Radycki, director of Payne Gallery, has made amazing progress since being hit by a police car in South Bethlehem in May.


Police Lineup

Sean Tallarico, director of campus safety, won a president’s award from Northeast Colleges and Universities Security Association, the professional organization for campus cops in this area. This year, the award was renamed for the late Michael Callahan of Bentley College, who was president of NECUSA for only a month when he died unexpectedly in 1998. Sean took over his term and then was elected to a second term. He introduced the new name for the award at NECUSA’s summer meeting and then was mightily surprised to be recalled to the stage to receive it.

September 1, 2004

Ballot Box
College helps students register to vote.
Hawk
Perched atop Comenius, he surveys campus.
Three Down
Of three Olympic hopefuls from the College, two were just shy of qualifying for Athens and the third had a middling day with the javelin.
Runners
Five damp Moravians run a relay for the Red Cross.

TGIF
First faculty get-together.

Errare humanum est
Two corrections to July issue.
Housekeeping
All-campus announcements.
Gaudeamus
Faculty/staff/student achievements.

Anniversary Waltz
A bumper crop of longevity, topped by Bettie Smolansky with 40 years at Moravian.