Gaudeamus

Kelly Krieble ’86, assistant professor of physics, attended the summer meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers, August 6-11 at the University of Utah. He went to workshops, chaired a paper session, and served as the Central Pennsylvania section’s representative.

Btw, Kelly was spotted recently in a B-101 T-shirt, which he won for correctly answering a question in a Fleetwood Mac trivia contest at the rock group’s concert last year at First Union Center in Philadelphia.

Not only did Carol Traupman- Carr ’86 complete arrangements of “Loch Lomond” and “Greensleeves” for the Mainstreet Brass, as reported in the August 23 InCommon; but she also transcribed her favorite march, “Americans We,” by Henry Fillmore. (“You have to be a trumpet player to really appreciate this one,” she says.)

In addition, she worked for the first time with the Silver and Brass Trombone Quartet, creating an arrangement of “Morning Star.” The quartet was founded by Jon Conrad ’82, the College’s director of human resources. Jon also plays trombone in the Allentown Municipal Band, led by Ron Demkee, artist-lecturer in music (tuba).

Dana Dunn, professor of psychology, went to the American Psychological Association’s 113th annual meeting, August 18-21 in Washington, D.C., where he was all over the place:

• He participated in two symposia, presenting at “Developing the Craft of Student Writing” and “Educational Assessment in 2015.”

• As chair of the 2005 G. Stanley Hall Lecture Series, he introduced speakers Barbara Fredrickson, University of Michigan, and William Buskist, Auburn University.

• He attended executive committee meetings of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

Art Lyons, professor of psychology, also attended the APA meeting as a member of its governing body, the Council of Representatives. Among other matters, the council discussed its ethics in regard to national security, especially at the role psychologists play in interrogation of detainees.

Camie Modjadidi, field coordinator for the Department of Education, was a worker bee for the Pennsylvania DOE in the spring. In addition to activities reported in the April 26 InCommon:

• She was on the state DOE’s Bureau of Special Education Compliance monitoring team in the Pocono Mountain School District, May 2-4.

• She networked at the Instructional Support networking meeting, May 9 at Intermediate Unit 20.

• She participated in the Higher Education Inclusive Practices networking videoconference, May 19 in King of Prussia. The conference centered on the Gaskin Settlement Agreement to build a network of expertise and commitment to inclusive education.

Sean Tallarico, director of campus safety, received an Impact Award from Priscilla Payne Hurd, chair of the Board of Trustees, over the summer.


What’s in a Name?

Trying to send an e-mail to Brynn Saltzer ’04, assistant director of development? Brynn and Jon Buskirk ’03 were married August 6 at Blue Mountain Ski Lodge, and she now goes by Brynn Ritchey Buskirk.


Welcome Aboard!

Admissions officer David Weber and his wife, Amy, welcomed Samuel Bruce Weber on August 16, about a month earlier than expected. Dave says the baseball movie The Natural was on the television in the labor suite, and Sam emerged just as Roy Hobbs (Robert Redford) whacked the ball for a home run, sending it into the stadium lights, which explode in showers of sparks. Proud Pop thinks this may be an omen for Sam’s future career.

September 6, 2005

Early Warning:
President Rokke announces plans to retire.

Bubble, bubble:
Carl Salter make homemade ice cream with liquid nitrogen.

À la recherché:
Priscilla Payne Hurd endows a $1.5 million fund to support student/faculty research.

Book ’em:
By our faculty, a new psychology book and a new edition of a calculus text.

Gay ’90s:
Mary Morecz, retired staff secretary.
Bonae Voluntatis:
A chance to volunteer on Day of Caring.
Housekeeping:
All-campus announcements.

Datebook:
Campus calendar.

Praise the Lord!:
Gospel workshop.
Nightingale Songs:
News from the School of Nursing.
Gaudeamus:
Faculty/staff/student accomplishments.
Summer school:
Moravian students teach at Summerbridge program.