Nilsa Lasso-von Lang, assistant professor
of Spanish, attended the 16th International Symposium on
Latin American Indian
Literature and Art, July 9-14 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
She presented a paper on the textile folk art or molas of
the Kuna Yala Indians of San Blas, Panama. A mola combines
traditional Kuna culture and contemporary influences.
Dougal, associate professor of English, has
a review of Bridget Hill’s Women Alone: Spinsters
in England, 1660-1850 in the spring issue of The
Age of Johnson: A Scholarly Annual. Theresa and Joyce
Hinnefeld, assistant professor
of English, attended the annual Virginia Woolf Conference,
this year at Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts.
It was titled “Virginia Woolf in the Reel World,” coming
as it did on the heels of the Academy Award-winning film
adaptation of Michael Cunningham’s The Hours (based
on Mrs. Dalloway).
Khristina Haddad, instructor
of political science, and Lisa Fischler,
assistant professor of political science,
the American Political Science Association meeting over
Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia. Khristina gave a paper
Arendt (who is, not coincidentally, the subject of her
dissertation). Lisa made contact with her publisher.
kickoff event for this year’s United Way drive
resulted in 24 crates of art supplies for the clients
of Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley, a facility for
Amber Peck Kortbawi ’00, help
desk assistant for CIT, has copied the personal files
of herself and her husband,
Joe, by producing a daughter, Alexa Simone, August
Jonathan Kastin, visiting professor of philosophy,
and his wife, Stephanie, who is working on a
Ph.D. of her
philosophy at City University of New York, have
a new matter to ponder: Ruth Sophia, born August 22.
Gilmore, former assistant director of learning services,
is the mother of Sarah Elizabeth, born
August 13. Dad
is Tom Gilmore, an assistant football coach
Kathleen Miller has been named instructor
of physical education and women’s lacrosse
coach. She also will assist the women’s
soccer coach and the athletics budget manager.
Kate graduated in 1990 from Temple University
and has been at Bryn Mawr College for 10
years as women’s lacrosse
and women’s soccer coach, assistant
athletics director, and senior women’s
athletics administrator. She is working toward
degree in education at DeSales University.
Venditto has added assistant bookstore
manager to his title (merchandise coordinator)
the HUB Bookstore.
Karen Britt, assistant dean of continuing
and graduate studies, left that position August 29. She
will be teaching math
in the Allentown school district, and we wish her well
in this important work. Santo Marabella has been named
interim assistant dean.
Errare humanum est
Gold ’98, the new director of major gifts for
the Seminary, does come from a Moravian College family,
but his brother is Douglas ’01. Also, their grandfather
was a founder of East Hills Moravian Church in north Bethlehem,
but he was not a minister.
Reverend Earl Shay ’41, ’44
(M.Div.), who died August 21, held the Edward Rondthaler
Chair of Practical
Theology at Moravian Theological Seminary from 1968 until
his retirement in 1985. He attended Lutheran Theological
Seminary, Philadelphia. (Mount Airy Seminary is just a
nickname.) Memorial gifts should be sent to Grace Moravian
Center Valley, where he was a member but not the pastor.
Thanks to David Schattschneider ’60, dean emeritus
of the Seminary.
Here’s a tip of the hat to Oscar
Cruz Jr. ’03 of the
Media Center from Joe Shosh ’88, assistant professor
of education and director
of the M.Ed. program.
“As part of my seminar on Urban Issues: Literacy and Resistance,” Joe
from throughout the Lehigh Valley came together this summer to record books on
tape. They featured prominent writers of works for young adults, including Avi,
Richard Peck, Jerry Spinelli, Jacqueline Woodson, and Walter Dean Meyers.
“Oscar compiled the readings onto cassettes and made copies of the masters,
will be used by struggling readers in secondary classrooms this fall. Thanks,
Oscar, on behalf of Lehigh Valley schoolchildren.”
group to read W.E.B. DuBois' The Souls
of Black Folk.
at Leisure" courses in recreation,
hobbies, and books.
of the World:
Pulitzer Prize-winning NY Times columnist Thomas
Friedman to speak at Moravian.
Moravian Theological Seminary and Marywood University
design joint Master of Divinity and Master of Social
interns at Counseling Center.
financial planners on campus.
staff, student achievements.
stories in local press.