Writing Center student tutors Alyssa DeSimone’05, Glen Ridge, N.J.; Andrea Frankenfield ’04, Emmaus; and Brynn Saltzer ’04, Northampton, presented their plans for a peer-led program on plagiarism at the 2003 International Writing Centers Association/National Council of Peer Tutoring in Writing conference, October 24 in Hershey. Their presentation was called “Navigating the Plagiarism Minefield: Peer Tutors as Instructors and Guides.” The conference brought together 900 participants from around the country, including composition specialists, writing center directors, and graduate and undergraduate writing tutors.

Donald St. John, professor of religion, and Arthur Fabel, engineer and philosopher, are co-editors of a new book, Teilhard in the 21st Century: The Emerging Spirit of Earth (Orbis Press). This collection of essays on the life and thought of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955), French Jesuit mystic and paleontologist, explores the implications of his thought for current issues in cosmology, ecology, and theology, as well as the emerging discipline of ecological theology. The 13 contributors include: Thomas Berry, Brian Swimme, Ursula King, Mary Evelyn Tucker, and John Haught. Feminist theologian Rosemary Radford Reuther writes: “This collection of essays is indispensable for an introduction to recent reflection on [Teilhard’s] relevance.”

Lori Hoffman, assistant professor of nursing, has co-authored an article, “Preventing the Tragedy of Neonaticide,” which was published in the September/October issue of Holistic Nursing Practices. Her co-author is Doris C. Vallone, assistant professor of nursing at Widener University.

Lori also presented a clinical session on “Student Use of Technology in Creating Instructional Materials: Web Construction” at the 37th biennial convention of Sigma Theta Tau, the international nursing honor society, November 1-5 in Toronto.

Judith Green, editor of InCommon, was a panelist on religious tolerance at “Working for Peace and Justice,” a conference for grass-roots political and social activists held October 25 at the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Bethlehem.

Josef Glowa, assistant professor of German, presented a paper on “Images of Childhood in Johannes Fischart’s Geschichtklitterung” (1590), the book that was the subject of his dissertation, in a session called “Mapping German Society: Literature and Legends” at the conference on 16th-Century Studies, October 30-November 2 in Pittsburgh. He also chaired a session on “Gender and Marriage in Germany,” whose members included Bea Lundt, Universität Flensburg (Germany); Elisabeth Wåghäll Nivre, Växjö University (Sweden), and Peter Hess, University of Texas. The respondent was Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

John Rossi III ’97 (M.B.A.), assistant professor of accounting, shepherded six members of the Accounting Club, a.k.a. the Moravian College student chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants, to the fourth annual IMA student conference, November 7-8 in Indianapolis. The students were Lauren Castagna ’04, Newtown; Charles DePuy ’04, Lansford, Alexander Yanko ’05, Bethlehem; Rebecca Stewart ’05, West Chester; Allison Craparo ’04, Carbondale; and Justin Bennett ’04, Colts Neck, N. J. The conference includedworkshops on leadership, career development, and accounting issues. “We received financial support fromUnited Student Government to enable the students to attend,” John noted.

Stacey Zaremba, associate professor of psychology and chair of the department, spoke October 30 at Lebanon Valley College on “Zinc Deprivation and Spatial Navigation in Rats,” describing the results of a 10-year study.

With the ever-productive Dana Dunn, professor of psychology and interim chair of philosophy, Stacey will publish “Assessing Class Participation Through Self-Evaluation: Method and Measure” in the forthcoming issue of Teaching of Psychology. The article describes a class-participation self-evaluation that they constructed.


Jane Schaffer’s new half-time assistant in the Office of Academic Affairs is Geri Flores. Welcome!


Rosemarie Reinhard, who has been secretary to the Department of Education for four years, left that position October 31.

Bob Miller left the position of manager of the Campus Safety Office on Friday. After eight years at Moravian, he’s decided to open a hot-dog stand in Cleveland. (No kidding.) His daughter and her family are there. His successor is Andrea Weaver, until now the middle-shift dispatcher.

November 25, 2003

They Got Rhythm:
Photo of Curt Keim and international students on Africa Night.

Coffeehouse Rules:
Librarian Wendy Juniper recommends more lenient food-and-drink policy in library, in effect endorsing café idea.

Fearless Leader:
International student Borko Milosev of Serbia and Montenegro wins ODK leadership award.

Life Studies & Counsel on Student Suicides:
Article from Newsweek and an on-campus conference about suicide prevention among college students.

Home for the Holidays:
Create a gingerbread house
Anniversary Waltz:
Staff and faculty service anniversaries.
Correction for alumni listed in painting exhibit.
Campus calendar.
Achievements of faculty/staff/students.