Deanna DiSarro and Kathy Foster,
both ’06, received nursing education awards from the Pennsylvania State Nurses
Association, which met September 23 in Harrisburg. The following day, Moravian
College’s Nursing Honor Society inducted Class of 2006 members Angela
Delonti, Kim Horvath, Dawn Liberto, Kristen
Lissenden, Susan Myer, and Robert Palao,
as well as Deanna and Kathy.
Barbara Liebhaber, assistant professor of music,
and her husband, Lou Liebhaber, chief operating officer of Lehigh Valley Hospital
and Health Network, gave a reception September 16 for Communities in Schools, an
educational program for at-risk students in the Valley. Barb is on the board of
CIS and often brings her senior music education students to help with its alternative
classes and activities. Moravian’s Music Department has donated instruments,
held music workshops, and taught music classes at CIS. Last year, the department
donated tickets to CIS students to attend the Great Artist concert in Foy Hall.
Barb also has joined the chamber ensemble Satori (led by artist-lecturer
in music Nora Suggs and featuring several Moravian adjunct music
faculty) as educational consultant and pianist. She will design programs for K-12
students. In February, Satori will give a children’s concert in Foy Hall,
for which she will be narrator and program director.
The Colonial Association of Reading Educators met September 18 at
Moravian. Connie Unger, associate professor of education, reports
that its speaker was Carrice Cummins, associate professor of education at Louisiana
Tech University, a member of the board of the International Reading Association,
and author of several literacy textbooks. About 90 educators and 10 students attended.
Steel away: On September 11, 28 faculty, students, and family members
walked into the past at the Bethlehem Steel works. The students were from “Personnel
Psychology,” taught by Bob Brill, associate professor of
psychology, and “The United States: 1945 to the Present,” taught by Fran
Ryan, assistant professor of history. (Paula Zerkle,
associate professor and chair of music, and Theresa Dougal, associate
professor of English, also took the tour.) Sponsored by the Steelworkers’ Archives,
the hourlong tour was led by two former employees of “the Steel.” The
Moravian group went around most of the works and through the Iron Foundry and No.
2 Machine Shop.
Bob then wrote an op-ed piece for the Morning Call, “Old
Steel buildings tell story of the value of work,” which ran September 23.
At the Music Department’s first bi-weekly performance class
of the semester (September 13), Blair Flintom received praise,
gifts, and a framed certificate to recognize his contributions to making the College
an all-Steinway campus. One gift was a book by Sallie Coveleskie, director of institutional
sales for Steinway & Sons. Blair’s advice and labors, as well as funds
raised by the Moravian College Music Alliance, has led to the department’s
ownership of eight new Steinway pianos in concert halls, practice rooms, and faculty
studios. The most recent purchase is a Model L for the studio of Martha Schrempel,
artist-lecturer in music (piano).
Erica Yozell is now an assistant professor of Spanish,
having defended her dissertation in Hispanic studies, September 22 at the University
of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation is called “On Mourning: Loss and Imagination
in Contemporary Latin American Literature.”
The 2005-06 alumni fellows, chosen by the Alumni Association for
$750 scholarships, are Danielle Geist, Courtney Werner, Lauren
Bahnatka, and Erin Gonda, all ’06, and Amanda
Kimberly Sherr, planning and projects manager in
the Facilities Office, left the fold September 30 to join Air Products. The Steel
Field Complex is her last major project.
Hillary Kwiatek, director of foundation relations
in the Office of Institutional Advancement, leaves the College this week to join
the development office at the Allentown Art Museum.
The death of a student is always difficult. Sara Weller ’06
died October 14 following a long illness. In addition to her academic work at Moravian,
Sara was a member of the women’s tennis team. A prayer vigil was held October
17 in Borhek Chapel.
Sara’s family has scheduled a memorial service at 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 23, at Bishop Janes United Methodist Church, 22 S. Finley Ave.,
Basking Ridge, New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the
Somerset Hills Hospice, 12 Olcott Ave., Bernardsville, NJ 07924, or Music Ministry,
Bishop Janes United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 383, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.
student car wash, one of many efforts that raised $5,500 for Hurricane
Lehigh Valley colleges student-affairs workshop, this one on student expectations
of college life.
faculty gives presentation at American Sociology Association.
Are Our Parents:
by Moravian's theater company.