Gaudeamus

Barbara Golden Liebhaber, assistant professor of music, is on the review team appointed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to evaluate Kutztown University’s application for a music education program.

Josef Glowa, assistant professor of German, offered a staged reading of his translation of Der Weltverbesserer (The Man Who Fixed the World) by the Austrian playwright Thomas Bernhard, October 1 at Franklin and Marshall College, where Joe’s wife, Sue, teaches. This is the first English translation of the satire by a dramatist (1931-89) whom Joe calls one of the most important voices in German theater of the second half of the 20th century.

In case you wondered how Maryann Weaver, administrative assistant emerita for the Department of Economics and Business, has been spending her retirement, the fall issue of the Moravian College Magazine announces the wedding of Audrey Weaver ’98 and Christopher Sparks on June 21. Maryann and Harry E. Weaver Jr. ’66 walked their daughter down the aisle.

Bob Brill, associate professor of psychology, led a series of talks and workshops on stress management, August 18 at Martin Guitar, Nazareth.

Remember transistors? (You have to be older than 45.) Morris Bader, professor emeritus of chemistry and contributing editor of American Laboratory, has an article, “A 50-Year History of Transistors,” in the July issue.

St. Ann’s Church in Emmaus, where Carol Traupman-Carr ’86, associate dean for academic affairs, is organist-choirmaster, has released a CD called Christmas at St. Ann’s. It includes 15 selections of the season, including works by or arranged by Bruckner, Bach, Holst, and Carol. Proceeds benefit St. Ann’s School building fund.

Softball star Janelle Brey ’04, Allentown, delivered the keynote address at the North Central Little League 2003 awards banquet, August 23 in Bethlehem. Her talk drew on the inspiration and wisdom that helped guide her to excel as athlete and student. Bob Brill attended the banquet with his Little Leaguers: Erin, 8, and Christian, 6.

Dana Dunn, professor of psychology and interim chair of philosophy, was co-leader of a workshop on advocacy and assessment in undergraduate education at the American Psychological Association’s 2003 education leadership conference, September 5-6 in Washington, D.C. With William Hill, director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Kennesaw State University, Georgia, he addressed the assessment of the undergraduate major in psychology. The conference brought together some 200 national leaders in psychology education for workshops and meetings with Capitol Hill legislators.


House Calls

We have not one but five new doctors!

Susan DeSanto-Madeya, assistant professor of nursing, has defended her dissertation, “The Meaning of Living with Spinal-Cord Injury for the Family in the Years Following the Initial Injury,” at Widener University. She is the third D.NSc. in the School of Nursing this year!

Deborah Appler, assistant professor of Old Testament in the Seminary, completed and defended her dissertation over the summer. “A Queen Fit for a Feast: Digesting the Jezebel Story” uses material from her archeological fieldwork at the Megiddo dig in Israel. She’ll receive her Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.

Susan Schneider, instructor of philosophy, defended her dissertation on “Meaning and the Computational Mind” at Rutgers University and became a Ph.D. She also becomes an assistant professor.

• And so does Khristina Haddad, instructor of political science, who successfully defended her dissertation at the University of Michigan. Her “beast” is “A Conceptual Guide to the Political Present: Temporal Order as Political Order in Diderot, Augustine, Hobbes, and Arendt.” She explains: “Political theory as a field has all kinds of theories about the past and the future. I decided to write a theory of the present . . . the conceptual blind spot of political analysis.”

Kathleen Bogle, visiting instructor in sociology, finished her Ph.D. at the University of Delaware just in time for this issue. Her dissertation speaks to us all (sooner or later): “From Dating to Hooking Up: The Emergence of a New Sexual Script.”


Incoming!

Bill Ender joins the staff of the Division of Continuing and Graduate Studies as interim director of the Moravian M.B.A. for the fall semester. Bill is no stranger to Moravian, having served last year as M.B.A. recruitment consultant. He has a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from Lehigh University. (“Moravian didn’t have an M.B.A. then!” he pleads.) He is retired from Bethlehem Steel, where he was a manager for procurement and logistics.

October 14, 2003

Hands-on History:
Exhibit of documents and objects from Moravian College archives at Payne Gallery.

The Write Way:
Dann Dunn writes a book on how to write for social science research.
Media Matters:
Moravian College in the news.
Datebook:
Campus calendar.
Gaudeamus:
Faculty, staff, student achievements.