Warren Hilton, director of the Career Center, has been named chairman of the liberal arts network for the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers. This group brings together career and placement administrators with the business community.
Khristina Haddad, assistant professor of political science, attended the Society of Utopian Studies conference, October 7-10 in Toronto. She presented a paper, “What Do You Desire? What Do You Fear? Theorize It! Teaching Political Theory Through Utopian Writing.”
Dana Dunn, professor of psychology, recently gave a talk on “What Happened, Anyway? Teaching Students to Write About Behavior in Statistics” at the Northeast Conference of Teachers of Psychology, October 15 at Rhode Island College. Dana discussed ways to help students use clear prose to link behavioral results with supporting statistics.
Moravian College has a new exchange agreement with the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Its first exchange student, Joanna Kahler, atrrived October 15 and is enrolled in Nursing 323: Transition from Student to Professional Nurse. This course includes an eight-week clinical practicum at St. Luke’s Hospital and is coordinated by Michele August-Brady, associate professor of nursing.
Four more Australian students—Will Falla, Karenlee Hess, Lucinda O’Neill, and Kepple Scheffer—will arrive November 5 for a five-week enrollment in the same course. They are from the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, with which Moravian has had an exchange program for three years.
Three computer science students from Moravian—Jeff Feist ’06, Bethlehem; John Seligman ’05, Bethlehem; and Robert Koepplinger ’06, Easton—walked off with honors in programming in the 20th annual Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges, eastern region, October 16 at Loyola College, Baltimore.
They were escorted by Benjamin Coleman, assistant professor of computer science. Their team came in first out of 16 college teams and 12 high school teams by completing three out of six programming conundrums during the four-hour event. (And they almost completed a fourth.) Ben says this event is a warm-up for the Association of Computing Machinery programming contest to be held at Baylor University in November, to which Moravian will send two three-person teams.
Shalahudin Kafrawi, brand-new Ph.D. and assistant professor of philosophy and religion, attended the International Conference on Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, October 22-24 at Fordham University. He presented a paper on “Fakhr al-Razi and Ibn Sina on Necessary Existent” and chaired a panel on “Major Figures and Reasoning in Islamic Philosophy.”
Gary Kaskowitz, assistant professor of economics and business, attended the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation conference, October 17 in New Orleans. He presented a paper, “A Comparison of Assessment Versus Free E-Book for Increasing Opt-in to Permission Marketing at a Coaching-Services Business.” He also attended the Direct Marketing Association conference, held in conjunction with DMEF. “This was a great way to meet and talk with representatives from more than 500 businesses about student internship and career opportunities, research projects, and other support,” he said.
Kristen Cianfichi ’05, Warrington, will be featured in the Prepare for Success section of the News in Education supplement published by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The supplement is a marketing piece used to encourage high school students to pursue careers in accounting. Kristen was selected as this year’s featured accounting student after she took first place in the organization’s student manuscript competition in May. Kristen has a good academic record and is a member of the softball team.
Death in the Family
Frances Maku Yarchia Ocansey Ahene, who worked in the Development Office from 1999 to 2002, died October 5. She was 53. Frances was a member of the Ocansey, a royal family of Ghana. She is survived by her husband, Rexford Anno-Nyako Ahene, professor of economics and business at Lafayette College, and three sons.
Jane R. Haynes, associate professor eneritus of French, died October 6. She was 84 and had taught at Moravian from 1959 to 1987. She and Thomas M. Haynes celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary September 12. She also is survived by two sons, Christopher of Indiana and Jonathan of New York; a daughter, Carolyn, of Massachusetts; and four grandchildren. Memorials may be sent to Planned Parenthood of Allentown.
Petee Jung, the wife of Hwa Yol Jung, professor emeritus of political science, died October 20. She was a professor of mathematics at Albright College.
We congratulate these members of the College community for their years of service, to be celebrated in the fourth quarter of 2004.
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