Gaudeamus

Joe Shosh ’88, assistant professor of education, has an article called “Wrighting: Crafting Critical Literacy Through Drama” in the September issue of English Journal, which is devoted to teaching English through drama.

Dana Dunn, professor of psychology, has a second article published with his former student, Sarah Dougherty ’04: “Prospects for a Positive Psychology of Rehabilitation,” in Rehabilitation Psychology (August 2005).


Greg Louganis hits the diving platform (the hard way) at
the 1988 Olympics in Seoul.

Debra Wetcher-Hendricks, assistant professor of sociology, has an article called “A Practical Lesson in Cognitive Dissonance” in the summer issue of Academic Exchange Quarterly. Its central learning activity is based on the famous head-cracking dive by gold medal-winner Greg Louganis at the 1988 Summer Olympics (above). Another article, “Teaching Social Structure and Social Interaction Through Party Behavior,” co-authored with Wade Luquet of Gwynedd-Mercy College, will appear in the fall issue of College Teaching.

With colleagues from Eastern Michigan University and Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Joel Wingard, professor of English, led a workshop on “Writing for and about Our Programs: Composing Program Public Relations” at the 2005 Conference of the Council of Writing Program Administrators, July 9 in, of all places, Anchorage, Alaska. “This workshop was related to my work with WPA’s Network for Media Action, which is the council’s outreach effort and resource for the media,” Joel says.

At the conference, he presented the award for best article in Volumes 26-28 (2003-04) of the WPA Journal, which was given posthumously to the late Candace Spigelman, a teacher at Penn State-Berks County, for “Politics, Rhetoric, and Service Learning.”

Jean Kyoung Kim, assistant professor of New Testament at the Seminary, has published “Reading and Retelling Naaman’s Story (2 Kings: 5)” in the 2005 Journal for the Study of the Old Testament; and “Hybrid but Fatherless: Jesus for the ‘Children of the Dust’ ” in the 2005 Ewha Journal of Feminist Theology.

Don St. John, professor of religion, has written several articles in the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Religion (Macmillan, 2005): “Iroquois Religious Traditions”; “North American Indians: Indians of the Northeast Woodlands” (co-authored with John Grim); and profiles of the Delaware prophet Neolin and the Seneca prophet Handsome Lake.

Seminary student Meza Revocatus from Tanzania has been writing a weekly letter home about his impressions of the United States. The epistles are being published as a series, “Letters from America,” in several Tanzanian newspapers.

The Ryder-Pool Foundation of Allentown’s annual report features photos of music students Kyle Slemmer and Laura Crouthamel, both ’05, in a master class with Wynton Marsalis (underwritten by the foundation). Kelly Schmidt ’06, a member of the Bethlehem Bach Choir, can be seen on the facing page. Kelly played Ruth last year in The Pirates of Penzance and was the soloist at the opening service for the Class of 2009 in August.

Diane Husic, professor and chair of biology, has a letter to the editor in the August 29 issue of The Scientist, in support of an article called “Scientific Knowledge as a Public Good” in the magazine’s June 20 issue. In it, Diane outlines some of her strategies for faculty-student research collaborations.

A belated notice that Deborah Andrus is the new outreach coordinator for the Music Department. She will continue to teach clarinet as an artist-lecturer in music.


Welcome Aboard!

Miss Ava Lee Finch was born July 27 to Krista Steinke and Sherman Finch. Krista is an assistant professor of art (new media); Sherman is not only her husband but also her partner in complex multimedia projects.

October 4 , 2005

The Searchers:
Who's on the presidential search committee.

Eyes on the Prize:
Bob Mayer wins award for sourcebook on the Civil Rights movement.

Family Values:
Moravian assists a refugee family from Hurricane Katrina.

Upstairs, Downstairs:
Third-floor staff wins lunch in radio station raffle.

What, Again?:
Moravian wins third award from ISP for alumni website.
Ebony & Ivory:
First event in a new piano series at the college.
Datebook:
Campus calendar.

"Drivel They Paid to Hear":
Preview of "Façade" by Dame Edith Sitwell and Sir William Walton.

Gaudeamus:
Faculty/staff/student achievements.