Gaudeamus

Rosalind Remer, associate professor of history, has been elected president of the Pennsylvania Historical Association for a two-year term. At the 71st annual meeting of the association, October 17-19 at Millersville University, she was on a panel that assessed the impact of James T. Lemon’s The Best Poor Man’s Country (1972), a path-breaking community study of 18th-century southeastern Pennsylvania. Lemon, a historical geographer at the University of Toronto, offered a response to the panel. The PHA annual meeting will be held at Moravian in 2004.

James West, professor of economics and business, spoke on the international economy at Fleet Bank’s breakfast seminar, October 25 at the bank’s Bethlehem office. “Jim’s presentation was a perfect intro to the topics covered by the three Fleet presenters. As Jim was the only ‘non-Fleet’ presenter (without any goods or services to sell!), it was great to hear his name, his credentials, ‘Moravian College,’ and most important, his material,” reports Mark Reed, our director of financial and business operations,who was there.

Ann Stehney has been promoted from director to vice president of planning and research.

Joseph Glowa, assistant professor of German, went to the 16th-Century Studies conference, October 24-27 in San Antonio, Texas, where he delivered a paper on “The Impact of the Little Ice Age on the Literature and Culture of the 16th Century.” Joe also contributed five entries to the just-published Absolutism and the Scientific Revolution: 1600-1720, one of the series of Interdisciplinary Biographical Dictionaries of the Western World’s Greatest Cultural Eras, published by Greenwood Press. His articles were on Johann Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen, the greatest German novelist of the 17th century; the poets Christian Weise, Paul Fleming, and Christian Hofmann von Hofmannswaldau; and Paul Gerhardt, a writer of Lutheran hymn texts.

Katherine Restuccia, assistant director of counseling services, has hung out her shingle on a private practice in Bethlehem.

Dana Dunn, professor of psychology, was interviewed by Perilou Goddard of Northern Kentucky University for “Promoting Writing Among Psychology Students and Faculty,” which appears in the current issue of the journal Teaching of Psychology. An excerpt is at left.

‘Students should read more high-quality writing, and such writing need not be in psychology. I find that my students don’t read enough serious novels, plays, short stories, or essays unless they are assigned in class. Writers always read, and I fear reading is a lost art to many students, so I plug reading whenever I can.’ -- Dana Dunn

G. Clarke Chapman, professor of religion, just received copies of the (somewhat delayed) publication that resulted from his sabbatical last fall. “Lincoln, Bonhoeffer, and Providence: A Quest for Meaning in Wartime,” published in the Union Seminary Quarterly Review (2001), compares the religious evolution of Abraham Lincoln and the German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was hanged by the Nazis.

Anne Dutlinger, assistant professor of art and chair of the department, spoke on “Artists, Activists, and Victims: Is Culture Resistance?” at the National Conference of the Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists, organized by the School of Visual Arts in New York City and held October 24. The theme this year was “Art Remembers.”

Incoming!

Wendy Juniper joins the staff of Reeves Library as reference and public services librarian. She has a B.A. in geography from Colorado College and just received a master’s degree in library science from Syracuse University. She worked at a virtual reference desk for the National Science Foundation and interned with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, providing computer training to public librarians.

November 12, 2002

Team Spirit
Coach of the Week program bridges athletics and academics in Moravian football.

An Eloquent Voice
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Anna Quindlen is Cohen Arts & Lectures speaker at Moravian.
Up, Up & Away!
A student gets a ride in a hot-air balloon
Datebook
Campus calendar.
Morning Starlets
soloists for "Morning Star" at Christmas Vespers
Housekeeping
Campuswide announcements.
Gaudeamus
Achievements of faculty, staff, students.