Cas Sowa, director of international studies, attended the Pennsylvania Council on International Education conference September 25-27 in Harrisburg. Advisors for the gubernatorial campaigns of Mike Fisher and Ed Rendell were featured speakers. Cas also stopped by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission to discuss obstacles faced by international students who deal with federal and state government offices.

Dana Dunn, professor of psychology, organized the Assessment in Psychology conference held September 27-29 in Atlanta, where Bob Brill, professor of psychology, gave two presentations on course assessment tools that he uses. Dana and two co-authors are working on a book of the conference proceedings, called Measuring Up: Assessment Challenges and Practices for Psychology, to be published by the American Psychological Association in 2003-04.

Three members of St. Luke’s Hospital Commemorative School of Nursing at Moravian College were honored by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association at its convention October 4 in Harrisburg.

  • Susan DeSanto-Madeya, assistant professor of nursing, won the Pauline Thompson Clinical Research Scholarship. Sue is working on her doctorate in nursing science at Widener University, and her research centers on quality-of-life issues for those with spinal cord injuries and their families.
  • Alma Miles, who retired last year but is still a visiting professor at the School of Nursing, received the Human Rights Award for her work with the elderly in the Lehigh Valley.
  • Jennifer Wagner ’03, Riegels-ville, won the Pauline Thompson Scholarship.

To the ancient Greeks, the god of medicine was Hermes, who had wings on his heels. Following in his footsteps, the School of Nursing entered the Celtic Classic 5K on September 26 with a team called the Nightingales: Regina Lacombe ’03, Andover, Conn.; Jennifer Oakley ’04, Carbondale; Elise Alexander ’04, Summit Hill; Jennifer Malloy ’05, Orwigsburg; Erica Miller ’03, Tatamy; and Billy Webster ’05, Bethlehem. “Our team did just fine but didn’t win,” said Janet Sipple.

John D. Rossi III ’97 (M.B.A.), assistant professor of accounting, attended the annual meeting of the American Accounting Association, August 14-17 in San Antonio, Texas. He was selected to be part of a diversity initiative for accounting faculty.

Two items from John about his students: Russell Wild, a CGS student working toward certification in personal financial planning, has won an award from the Certified Financial Planners board of examiners for “The ABCs of Money,” which appeared in Modern Maturity magazine. (Read it on line at Michael Gilmartin ’03, an accounting major from Catasauqua, has an internship for the semester in the controller’s office of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Carol Traupman-Carr ’86, associate dean for academic affairs, attended a workshop by the American Council on Education, September 30-October 1 in Hershey. It surveyed ACE’s role over 25 years in advancing women’s leadership in higher education. Carol was one of 25 women administrators selected to participate and the only one from LVAIC.

Stepping Up

In the business office, two changes of title: Debra Williamson has been named junior accountant and Eva Heisler business office assistant.

Debbie, who has worked at Moravian for 16 years, handles daily cash management, bank reconciliation, and general ledger analysis, among other responsibilities. Eva has at least as many responsibilities but is best known as the person in charge of purchase orders.

Jean Halley, instructor of sociology, soon will be an assistant professor, having successfully defended her dissertation, a social history of adult-child touch in the 20th-century United States, at City University of New York. Jean holds a B.A. from Colorado College and an M.T.S. from Harvard University.

Hail and Farewell

Seth Frisch, Jewish chaplain and adjunct professor of Hebrew Bible for the Seminary, and his wife, Robyn Weiss Frisch, welcomed a son, Noah Michael, into the world September 17. Robyn is assistant rabbi at a synagogue in Springhouse.

Yasmin Bugaighis ’88, ’00, assistant director and project manager for facilities services, is crossing the river to join the planning department of Lehigh University, where she can exercise some of the skills from her third degree, a B.A. in architecture from Kansas State University. She is the daughter of Mohamed Bugaighis, professor emeritus of mathematics. She joined the staff in 2000, and her last day at Moravian will be Friday, October 18.

Media Matters

The Express-Times ran a feature September 20 on business ethics, highlighting the Moravian M.B.A. program. Santo Marabella, associate professor and director of the program, was interviewed.

The Morning Call ran a major takeout on the Metropolitan Church of Allentown, which has a gay and lesbian congregation, on October 6. Steve Gordy, professor of religion, and Otto Dreydoppel Jr. ’74, director of Moravian studies and associate professor of church history at the Seminary, were among those interviewed for the feature.

October 15, 2002

At Last
New academic building finished. Dedication ceremony.
Two piano works by Jeremy Sawruk '03 to be performed in England.
The College of Bob
Bob Stinson has his moment of fame on Moravian's new website.
Chair Up
Chairs figure in several campus activities.
A Musical Offering
Fifth biennial Moravian Music Conference to be held this week.
All-campus announcements.
Campus calendar.
Faculty, staff and student achievements.