Wingard, professor of English, presented a paper
called “Culture Crash: Collaboration and Competition”
at the annual meeting of the Council of Writing Program Administrators,
July 12-14 in Park City, Utah. He says it recounted what happened
when a collaborative project “went wrong” in a
section of English 308: Theories of Composition and Rhetoric.
(He found that trying to grade the participants undermined
their collaboration.) He also sat in on the group’s
plagiarism task force, which is working on a statement of
principles. He will be a reader for the draft of the statement,
which may be approved as soon as this fall.
Librarian Bonnie Falla went to the annual conference of the
American Theological Library Association, June 19-22 in St.
Paul, Minnesota. The theme was “Theology and the Arts,”
and the keynote was given by Wilson Yates, president of United
Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities and editor of the
journal ARTS: The Arts in Religious and Theological Studies.
Rick Herschlag, a commentator on WDIY-FM’s morning show,
is married to Susan Herschlag, CIT’s new manager of
computer support and media services. “That is my husband,”
she admits. “His ideas and comments are solely his own.”
Eva Marikova Leeds,
assistant professor of economics and business, presented a
paper, “The Mortgage Market in the Czech Republic,”
at the 21st World Congress of the Czechoslovak Society of
Arts and Sciences in Pilsen, Czech Republic, in June. Pilsen
is the beer capital of the world, so much so that Eva found
herself drinking it at lunch. “It must be in the atmosphere,”
she said. “I would not usually consider having beer
at noon. So did my son, and he does not even like beer.”
John D. Rossi
III ’97, assistant professor of accounting, is back
on the gold standard. In two articles in the Eastern Pennsylvania
Business Journal (July 22-28 and July 29-August 4), he concludes
that hard-metal assets are important to a diversified investment
portfolio. He recommends gold rather than silver because it’s
portable and easy to store. With $312 (as of this morning),
you can buy an ounce of gold—or enough silver flatware
and trophies to fill a large sack, which is hard to lug around.
Campus security officer Stephanie
Jones has been certified by the Pennsylvania College
and University Crime Prevention Practitioners Association.
Stephanie also has been trained and certified by the Pennsylvania
Human Relations Commission in ethnic intimidation and institutional
vandalism—which means she addresses rather than commits
associate professor of French, gave a paper on program components
in the teaching of elementary-level French at the 75th annual
conference of the American Association of Teachers of French,
July 11-14 in Boston.
Kristen Orgera started July 28 (when it was
plenty warm) as assistant director of alumni relations. Kristen
was an intern this past academic year in the athletics department,
working with women’s basketball coach Mary Beth Spirk
in recruitment, team practices, and scheduling. She also was
project manager for the athletics master plan.
Her B.A. is from Randolph-Macon
Women’s College and her M.Ed. in sport management from
East Stroudsburg University. She also has studied at Kwassui
Women’s College in Nagasaki, Japan, and earned certificates
in French cuisine and pastry at the Cordon Bleu in London.
Kristen succeeds Elizabeth Martin, who moved
to Boston after her wedding.
The new assistant director of learning services is Joan
M. Gilmore, who has a B.B.A. from St. Bonaventure
University and an M.S.Ed. and Ed.D. from the University of
Pennsylvania. Single-handedly, Joan has supported the toll
bridges over the Delaware River working part-time as a learning
instructor at Penn and coordinator of the cognitive skills
program at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New
Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford. She’s
keeping the Penn job but turning her back on New Jersey. The
reason she moved to the valley is one Thomas Gilmore, an assistant
football coach at Lehigh University. They were married five
days before her interview at Moravian.
Gordon Williams, assistant
professor of mathematics, is the second new faculty member
to finish his Ph.D. before being overwhelmed with classes
and committees. His doctorate is from the University of Washington,
or as its students know it, U-Dub. His other degrees are a
B.A. from Hampshire College and an M.S. from the University
From maternity leave, Amy
Baehr, associate professor of philosophy and former
department chair, reports that the new man in her life, Kurt
Thomas Basile-Baehr, was born July 9 and weighed 8 pounds,
14 ounces. Amy’s husband, Joe Basile, works for WNET,
New York’s PBS affiliate. Amy will join the faculty
of Hofstra University on Long Island in December.