Gaudeamus

The guys of MainStreet Brass Quintet liked the first arrangements done for them by Carol Traupman-Carr ’86, associate dean of academic affairs and former chair of the Music Department. So they asked her to do two more. The first, Palestrina’s hymn “The Strife Is O’er,” is for a planned CD of Easter music. The second is Carol’s own take on “The Wassail Song,” which she has subtitled “Too Much Wass-Ale.” In it, an inebriated horn player tries to join a group of carolers, but he keeps offering the wrong carol: first “Jingle Bells,” then “Deck the Halls,” then the “Wassail Song” but at the wrong time. Bryan Hay ’86, Carol’s classmate and the quintet’s trombone player, says he can’t get through the carol without cracking up.

Sean Tallarico, director of campus safety, reminds us that “one of our own is still doing his job for us”: Ahmez Hammock-el ’05, Glenarden, Maryland, a member of the U.S. Army Reserve who was called up last spring to serve in Iraq. “He is hoping to get home in November and start back to school in the spring term,” Sean says. (Assuming he isn’t swallowed by “mission creep.”) His e-mail: ahmez.hammockel@us.army.mil.

The auditors who checked Moravian’s books at the end of August were both alumnae: Linda Davenport ’97, who graduated with her daughter Teresa ’97 (now a veterinarian); and Stephanie Szymanski ’01.

Joanne Dangelmajer-McKeown, associate professor of French, gave a paper, “Forming and Modeling Energized Teachers,” at the 76th annual international conference of the American Association of Teachers of French, July 4-7 in Martinique. She used the College’s secondary certification process for foreign-language teachers as her exemplar.

Chris Hayes of the admissions office was the host for a meeting of minority admissions counselors from around the state August 20. His colleagues came from Lebanon Valley, Lycoming, Elizabethtown, and Juniata Colleges, Wilkes and DeSales Universities.

Lisa Fischler, assistant professor of political science, attended a conference on “Knowledge, Pedagogy, and Citzenship in China,” sponsored by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and the Humanities at Cambridge University in England, August 11-13.

While she was picking up the Moravian College Alumni Association’s second-year-in-a-row award for best on-line newsletter, Kristen Orgera, assistant director of alumni relations, gave a talk on “The On-line Newsletter: Taking It to the Next Level” for the clients of Harris Internet Services, web host for the alumni newsletter. Its conference was August 10-13 in San Antonio.

Kelly Krieble ’86, assistant professor of physics, spoke September 4 at Lehigh University, his other alma mater. (Kelly’s doctorate is from Lehigh.) In “Magnetic Materials Research Using Mossbauer Spectroscopy and the Magneto-Optical Kerr Effect,” a title he describes as “malliteration,” he discussed Moravian’s undergraduate research program in magnetic materials, which has been the raw material of several honors projects.


Incoming!

Amy Endler ’93, who has been the coaching intern for women’s basketball, has been named head coach for field hockey and assistant coach for women’s basketball. Amy played basketball and field hockey for Moravian while she majored in political science. At Roselle Park High School in New Jersey, she developed successful hockey and basketball programs, including a conference-championship field hockey team. She is a member of the Blue and Grey Club executive committee and was installed in the Athletics Hall of Fame last week. She also holds an M.A. from Montclair State University.


Media Matters

When the Morning Call wanted some human interest for its August 13 story about Moravian’s new parking policies, Christie Jacobsen ’00, Moravian’s web manager, was pressed into service to show how the hanging tag attaches to the rear-view mirror.

Hans Wuerth, professor emeritus of German, wrote a valedictory letter to the Morning Call (August 14) outlining all he has to be thankful for.

Advance for Nurses, a biweekly magazine with half a dozen regional editions, published an article on Moravian College’s nursing program with St. Luke’s Hospital in its September 1 issue.

Chris Hayes, minority recruiter in the Admissions Office, and Karen Britt, assistant dean of continuing and graduate studies, were interviewed for an extended takeout on diversity in area colleges by Jenna Portnoy in the August 17 Express-Times.


A Death in the Family

Reverend Earl Shay ’41, ’44 (M.Div.), a longtime adjunct member of the Seminary faculty, died August 21. He was 84. In addition to his education at Moravian, he had an advanced divinity degree from Mount Airy Theological Seminary and an Ed.D. from Indiana University. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Memorial Church in Center Valley, where he had been pastor.

September 16, 2003

G'day, Doc!:
Janet Sipple, dean of the School of Nursing, receives honorary doctorate from Australian university.

The Big Issue:
Peer-to-peer file-sharing.
Art for Art's Sake:
RCN interviews art profs and students about art in the curriculum.
Look Well, O Wolves!:
New faculty and staff.
Geologist Enters Mesozoic Era:
Joe Gerencher turns 60 .
Datebook:
Campus events calendar.
Roma Nova:
Faculty reading group discusses America.
Gaudeamus:
Faculty/staff/student achievements.