Gaudeamus

Glenn Asquith, professor of pastoral theology at the Seminary, attended the annual meeting of the Society for Pastoral Theology, June 19-21in Los Angeles. Its theme was “Honoring Multiculturality in Self and Community.” With Carrie Doehring, a colleague at Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colorado, he led a study session on “Embodiment,” describing a new course he team-taught in the spring with Deborah Appler, assistant professor of Old Testament, on “Gender Dynamics and the Hebrew Bible.” He also was elected to a four-year term as co-editor of the Journal of Pastoral Theology.

Carole Brown, associate professor of English, received the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation’s Vision in Philanthropy award at its annual Rolland L. Adams Society dinner in July. The award recognizes those who have upheld Adams’s tradition of giving to the community. Carole envisioned centralized, customized, state-of-the-art services for the youngest victims of abuse and started the Child Advocacy Center Fund in 1993. It has provided grants to create a comforting setting for counseling and to buy a sophisticated diagnostic instrument called a colposcope, among many other projects. In 2001, Carole helped open the Child Advocacy Center in Lehigh County.

Linda Heindel, dean emerita of continuing and graduate studies, will receive the 2003 Emeritus Award from the Association for Continuing Higher Education. She has won three previous awards from its Region IV chapter. She’ll be given the national award at the society’s November meeting in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Joel Wingard, professor of English, attended the summer meeting of the Council of Writing Program Administrators, July 10-13 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, co-sponsored by Calvin College and Grand Valley State University. He participated in a roundtable discussion on first-year writing programs with administrators from Philadelphia University, Stanford University, and the University of Delaware. Joel says Moravian’s writing across the curriculum approach compares favorably with Duke University’s much larger and flashier program.

Dana Dunn, professor of psychology, attended the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, August 9-11 in Toronto. He was session chair for talks by Timothy D. Wilson (Dana’s mentor at the University of Virginia) and Faye Crosby, University of California at Santa Cruz. He spoke at the awards session of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology and participated in the society’s executive committee meetings. This was Dana’s third and last year as chair of STP’s teaching awards committee.

Incoming!

Tim Poirier became assistant dean of residence life the first week of August. He holds a B.A. from Daniel Webster College, Nashua, New Hampshire, and an M.A. in counseling pyschology from Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, New Hampshire. He comes here from a similar position at Daniel Webster, where he also was director of academic support services. He oversees Greek life, disciplinary procedures, and special-interest housing.

James Gold ’98 has become major gifts officer for Moravian Theological Seminary. He comes to the job with excellent family connections: His grandfather was a Moravian minister, and his brothers Jeffrey ’90 and Joshua ’99 are fellow alumni. He interned with Moravian’s Office of Institutional Advancement, then became a fund-raiser for Denison University, Gran-ville, Ohio. He also has been a planned giving officer at Lehigh University and Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati.

September 2, 2003

While You Were Out ... :
What's been happening on campus over the summer.

Sign Language and Plaque Flap:
Restored sign on Brethren's House.
A Pat on the Back:
College introduces new awards program for employees.
Prose Poet:
Israeli writer Naomi Gal on faculty this year.
Housekeeping:
All-campus announcements.
Datebook:
Campus events calendar.
Media Matters:
Moravian faculty, staff, students in the news media.
Anniversary Waltz:
Service anniversaries of staff and faculty.
Three Wise Men:
Photo from Joe Powlette's 40th anniversary party.
Gaudeamus:
Faculty/staff/student achievements.
The Elvish Department:
English Department throws woodland fete for its students.