Gaudeamus

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 Ternosky ’08.


Adieu!

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.


In Memoriam

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.

October 18, 2005

In Their Scrubs:
Photo of student car wash, one of many efforts that raised $5,500 for Hurricane Katrina relief.

Class Acts:
Alumni Association awards.

What to Expect:
Fourth annual Lehigh Valley colleges student-affairs workshop, this one on student expectations of college life.

Social Studies:
Sociology faculty gives presentation at American Sociology Association.

Datebook:
Campus calendar.
We Are Our Parents:
Ibsen's Ghosts by Moravian's theater company.
Gaudeamus:
Faculty/staff/student accomplishments .