Joel 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 them.

Joanne Dangelmajer, 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.

Warm Welcome
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.

Learned Behavior
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 of Massachusetts.

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.

September 3, 2002

While you were away
Roundup of the summer's news.

Star attraction
Online Moravian Star newsletter wins praise from Moravian alumni assotiation.

Employee Relations Committee
Members and contact information.

Campus calendar of events.

Images of Women
Moravian will host videoconference for Pennsylvania women.

On the Menu
A monthly special from the Wood Co.
The long and short of it
Staff service anniversaries.
Silver anniversary
Jane Schaffer gets some special recognition for her 25th.
Faculty, staff, student accomplishments.