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While you thought Michelle Schmidt, assistant professor of psychology, was just teaching her classes, working on a study of the first group of children to go through the Learning Connection (TLC) with Moravian student mentors, and co-coordinating (with April Vari) the College’s new leadership initiative, here’s what she was doing in her spare time:

• She reviewed The Wisdom in Feeling, a collection of articles about emotional intelligence, in the June issue of the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.

• With two former students, Jaime Marks ’04 and Lindsay Derrico ’02, as co-authors, she presented “Mentoring as service learning and student engagement,” at the 29th International Conference on Improving University Teaching, July 12-15 in Bern, Switzerland. She also moderated a panel about on-line innovations for teachers. Jaime is in the doctoral program in psychology at Penn State; Lindsay, the master’s program in human development at Syracuse University.

• She and Jaime presented a paper on the perceptions of adults and children about the events of child victimization, April 23-25 at the Conference on Human Development in Washington, D.C. The third author in this study was another former student, Anita Black ’03.

• For the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence, held in March in Baltimore, she organized a symposium whose topic was “Perceived popularity and adolescent adjustment.” She also presented a paper with Catherine L. Bagwell, a colleague from the University of Richmond.


Farewell!

Newly married Limarie Léon Bernhard has said goodbye to the School of Nursing office in order to attend School of Nursing classes. Limarie has reached the point in her nursing studies atwhich she must give up part-time study and embark on her clinical courses at St. Luke’s Hospital.


At the freshman banquet August 29, this year’s alumni fellows were announced:

Lindsey Barbera ’05, Bethlehem.
Hillary Dowling ’05, Tunkhannock.
Amanda Logan ’06, Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Allison McBride ’05, Forest City.
Gerald McGlinn ’06, Lansdale.

Jim Ravelle, chair of the Sociology Department and advisor to Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, brought good news back from the Tri-Sig Triennial Convention in Scottsdale, Arizona, in July. Moravian’s Eta Lambda chapter, formed in 2000, won the Scholastic Excellence Award for 2004 for the highest collective grade-point average among the 106 collegiate chapters. It also received the Triennium Scholastic Excellence Award, given to the chapter with the highest collective GPA over the last three years. Last but not least, chapter member Jaime Marks ’04 received the Mabel Lee Walton Award, given to the outstanding sister of the year. Jaime came in first among 87,000 other sisters.

Stacey Zaremba and Dana Dunn, professors of psychology, published “Assessing Class Participation Through Self-Evaluation: Method and Measure” in the summer issue of
Teaching of Psychology. The article describes a straightforward system for encouraging and tracking students’classroom contributions to discussion.

Michele August-Brady, associate professor, School of Nursing, will receive the 2004 Pennsylvania State Nurses Association award in nursing education at the PSNA annual convention, October 22 in Hershey.

Alma Miles, adjunct in nursing and physical education, will receive a distinguished alumni award from Burge/Cox College of Nursing, September 11 in Springfield, Missouri.

Cecilia Fox, assistant professor of biology, represented the College at the National Association of Advisors
for the Health Professions conference, June 28-July 2 in Washington, D.C. She expects to be a member of the committee that will help organize the regional conference next spring.

Art Lyons, professor of psychology, gave the Presidential Invited Address for Division 32 of the American
Psychological Association at the 112th APA convention, July 28-August 1 in Honolulu. (That explains his tan.) He spoke on “Recalling the Past, Creating a Future: Challenges for Humanistic Psychology.” It will be published on the Division 32 website and also may be printed in The Humanistic Psychologist.

He also chaired the division’s outgoing board meeting and ran its business meeting, chaired the Sydney Jourard Memorial Student Paper Awards and the Rollo May and Abraham Maslow Awards, and led a discussion with senior APA counsel on the dos and don’ts of using APA listservs.

Art has been elected to a threeyear term as council representative of the division. He’ll assume office in January.

The D3 website, for schools (such as Moravian) in NCAA Division III, featured a commentary this month by Paul Moyer, director of athletics. He writes about the importance of athletics in the college career. The site is e-mailed to 1,400 Division III personnel in admissions, athletics, and communications. To read his commentary: http://www.collegestudentathletes.com/
expertsarticle.cfm?EXID=9
. Btw, Moravian is a “Counselor’s Pick” on the D3 website.


Working Partners

Trisha Moeller, wife of Michael Fraboni, assistant professor of mathematics, has joined the math faculty at DeSales University.

Susan Hurley-Glowa, married to Josef K. Glowa, assistant professor of German, has accepted a tenure-track position in music history at Franklin and Marshall College. She has been a visiting professor for three years.

MaryKay Waite-Rosen, married to Joel Nathan Rosen, assistant professor of sociology, is a research fellow at Lehigh University, analyzing the results of Pennsylvania’s new statewide Reading First initiative.


Of Note

Arianna Goldina, artist-lecturer in piano, and her husband and duo-piano partner, Remy Loumbrozo, gave a live
webcast concert, August 5 at Trinity Church, New York. Their all-Schumann recital still can be found at
www.trinitywallstreet.org (click on Music at Trinity).


Leaves of Grass

The English Department said farewell to its seniors and departing faculty at an April 30 reception on the east lawn of Zinzendorf Hall. It toasted Carole Brown, associate professor, who retired after 16 years on the faculty. Inducted into Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society, were 33 English majors.


A Death in the Family

Bob Ender, a groundskeeper for 17 years until he retired in 2002, died September 9 from injuries sustained earlier that week in a car accident. His wife, Sandra, also was badly injured in the accident. Besides his wife, Bob is survived by a son, Robert, and daughters Donna and Stephanie.

September 14, 2004

Two Awards 'netted ... and What an Impact!
Moravian's online alumni newsletter wins awards from ISP Harris Publishing for the third year. Web manager Christie Jacobsen gets an Impact award for her excellent work, including the alumni online newsletter.
Signs of the Times
Comenius quotations adorn walls in Colonial Hall lobby.
Is a Puzzlement
Five staffers devote their lunch hours for a year to a 3,000 jigsaw puzzle.
Look Well, O Wolves!
New faculty.

Every-Other-Weekly Reader
Moravian Reading Group schedule.

Datebook
Campus calendar.
Gaudeamus
Faculty/staff/student achievements.

Vice President Report (PDF)
An update on enrollment from Bernie Story ’80.