Gaudeamus

Dana Dunn, busy professor of psychology, was an external reviewer for the department of psychology at Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Through a joint program of the American Psychological Association and Society for the Teaching of Psychology, he spent November 3-5 meeting with students, faculty, and administrators to evaluate the psychology program and assess its future. Oauchita is located in a dry county “halfway to a town called Hope, between the Ozarks and the Delta,” Dana says, where you can get chicken-fried steak and the biscuits are tasty.

Dana also reviewed Handbook of Personality: Theory and Research and Handbook of Positive Psychology in the August and October issues, respectively, of the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.

Jean Halley, adssistant professor of sociology, presented a paper on “Cattle Ranching and Ideologies of Freedom in Rural Wyoming” at the eighth annual conference on psychoanalysis and social change, October 25-27 at the University of Pennsylvania. The conference is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Research Foundation and Penn’s English department. Jean comes from a Wyoming cattle-ranching family and, though a vegetarian, is working on a book about the social history of beef.

The Susquehanna game, which Moravian won 23-2, was the 100th win in head coach Scot Dapp’s career.

Dave Roth, jazz pianist and artist-lecturer in music, played a gig with master trombonist Bill Watrous, November 16 at the Raubsville Inn south of Easton. Also in the band: guitarist Pete Smyser, one of the teachers at Moravian’s first Summer Youth Jazz Camp, which Dave organized and coordinated in July.

Heikki Lempa, assistant professor of history, gave a paper, “From Honor to Merit: Transforming an Emotion in 18th-Century Germany” at a conference on “Emotions in Early Modern Europe and Colonial North America” organized by the German Historical Institute, November 7-10 in Washington, D.C.

G. Clarke Chapman, professor of religion, was on a panel that debated the issues of the impending war with Iraq, November 7 at DeSales University. The program was held in conjunction with a lecture given that evening by Benazir Bhutto, former prime minister of Pakistan.

An article called “The Reception of Newton’s Gravitational Theory by Huygens, Varignon, and Maupertuis: How Normal Science May Be Revolutionary” by Koffi Maglo, visiting assistant professor of philosophy, has been accepted by Perspectives in Science and will be published in 2003

Emeritorious Service

James Yerkes, professor emeritus of religion and philosophy, reviewed John Updike’s forthcoming novel Seek My Face for The Christian Century’s fall books issue (October 22).

Morris Bader, professor emeritus of chemistry, attended the annual meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemists and Spectroscopy Societies, October 13-17 in Providence, Rhode Island. He gave a paper on MAGIK, a computer program for solving non-linear simultaneous equations, used in the analysis of complex chemical equilibria. He also represented American Laboratory magazine, where he is a contributing editor.

The Morning Call ran a feature on optical illusions as brain-trainers on November 4. And who better to speak to the subject than Doris Schattschneider, professor emerita of mathematics and expert on the optical puzzles of M.C. Escher?

Hail and Farewell

Barbara Yurasits has joined the Office of Facilities Services as its receptionist. She comes from Bethlehem Steel.

Holly Ferenchak, who has been helping in the business office while Lynn Masters is on maternity leave, joins the office as an accounting clerk.

Donna Posivak has resigned as associate director of CIT to become director of computing services at Northampton Community College, starting December 2. CIT director Ron Helmuth says: “She has made an enormous contribution across campus with her project leadership that has touched every department.”

Musical Chairs

“Music at Moravian,” featured on the November 6 broadcast of Valley Arts (RCN, Cable Channel 5), will be repeated at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 27. The program considers the long history of music-making in Bethlehem and goes to Peter Hall to interview James Barnes, chair and director of instrumental music; Carol Temlin, director of the Moravian Baroque Ensemble; Paula Ring Zerkle, director of choral activities; and Larry A. Lipkis, composer-in-residence and director of the Early Music Ensemble.

It also includes clips of the Moravian College Choir rehearsing for the Christmas Vespers Services and Larry with his 9-year-old daughter Julia, a piano student at the Moravian College Music Institute.

November 26, 2002

Betty and Pancho
Preview of Payne Gallery exhibit, works by Elizabeth Catlett and Francisco Mora.

Facing the Music
Student composer Melissa Spangenberg '03 writes another piece for Christmas Vespers.
To the Rescue
American premiere of documentary about Holocaust rescuer Nicholas Winton.
Easy Riders
Cyclist Ashley Kimmet '03 and runner/Olympic aspirant Emily Shertzer '02 win scholarships.
A la Mode
Pennies for Human Sundae competition benefit Habitat for Humanity
Gaudeamus
Achievements of faculty, staff, students.