Donald St. John, professor
of religion, published “Technological Culture and Contemplative
Ecology in Merton’s Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander”
in the Summer 2002 issue of the international journal Worldviews:
Environment, Culture, Religion. Don describes Conjectures
(1965) as “one of the most creative and challenging
works” by the Trappist monk and mystic Thomas Merton,
“packed full of insightful but unsystematic reflections.”
The article describes Merton’s critique of Western modernity,
with its claim to enlightened rationality and paradoxically
irrational faith in self-destructive technologies.
Three-fifths of the Chemistry Department—professor
and chairman R. Daniel Libby, associate professor
Albert Martin, and adjunct professor Carol
Baker Libby—went to the seventh Biennial Conference
on Chemical Education, July 28-August 1 at Western Washington
University. Al and Carol ran a symposium on women chemistry-textbook
authors. Dan gave a paper, “Creating a Lectureless Organic
Course,” in a symposium on “Active Learning Throughout
the Chemistry Curriculum.”
St. Luke’s Hospital Commemorative School
of Nursing at Moravian College established a Nursing Honor
Society in a ceremony held Sunday, September 15, in Borhek
Chapel. Seniors Regina Lacombe, Andover,
Conn.; Erica Miller, Tatarny; Allen
Smith, R.N., Allentown; Lauren Spencer,
Manahawkin, N.J.; Nikki Spangler, Walnutport;
and Jennifer Wagner, Riegelsville, were inducted,
along with more than 50 community nursing leaders. Regina,
Nikki, and Jennifer participated in May in the first student
exchange program with the University of Southern Queensland
in Australia. Allen, who already has his nursing certificate,
is among the R.N.’s who have returned to school to complete
their B.S. in nursing.
Dana Dunn, professor of psychology,
went to the American Psychological Association annual meeting,
August 22-25 in Chicago, and presided over the awards given
by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.
At the same convention, Art Lyons,
professor of psychology, was named president-elect of the
APA’s Division of Humanistic Psychology. He will assume
office at the APA convention in Toronto next summer and give
the presidential address in Honolulu in 2004. (Those psychologists
plan ahead.) Because of his new responsibilities, Art will
relinquish editorship of The Humanistic Psychologist at
the end of the year.
Heikki Lempa, assistant professor
of history, went to the annual conference of the International
Society for the Study of European Ideas, July 22-27 at the
University of Wales in Aberystwyth, and presented a paper
on “Emotions as Mutual Recognition: Understanding Honor
in 19th-Century Germany.”
Lisa Fischler, assistant
professor of political science, presented “Gen-dering
of Women and Politics in China” at a conference of the
Center for European Studies and Center for International Studies
at Renmin University, July 15-17 in Beijing. It was co-sponsored
by the Ford Foundation and the Chinese government.
entire math faculty, even those who hadn’t officially
started yet, attended the annual summer Mathfest of the Mathematics
Association of America, July 31-August 3 in Burlington, Vermont.
Kay Somers, governor of the
Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware region of the association,
attended the national meeting of governors and also presented
a paper on field studies by math students.
Alicia Sevilla took a short
course in cryptography and Fred Schultheis
a mini-course on mathematics and music. Sylvia Forman
and Doris Schattschneider, as well as incoming
faculty members Michael Fraboni and Gordon
Williams, also attended the conference.
“It was pretty unusual for all of us
to go,” Doris said.
Fei Sun ’03, China,
a double major in mathematics and computer science, presented
a paper called “A New Way of Computing the Area of the
Polygon” at the national Pi Mu Epsilon meeting held
in conjunction with Mathfest. She also took fourth place in
a problem-solving competition.
MAA president Ann Watkins recognized Moravian
for its attendance record.
will add an essay component to the college entrance
exam by March 2005. Reprint of an editorial from
Department buys 2 Steinways: a grand and an upright.
Many Moravians involved in "Carry It On,"
new CD of music from the steel industry.
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faculty and staff at the college.
Scherwin, champion javelin and shot put, hopes to
go to 2004 Olympics.
staff and student achievements.