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 Penns
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 Dapps
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 Moravians 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
Newtons 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
James Yerkes, professor emeritus of religion
and philosophy, reviewed John Updikes forthcoming novel
Seek My Face for The Christian Centurys fall books issue
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?
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
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.
Preview of Payne Gallery exhibit, works by Elizabeth
Catlett and Francisco Mora.
Student composer Melissa Spangenberg '03 writes
another piece for Christmas Vespers.
American premiere of documentary about Holocaust
rescuer Nicholas Winton.
Ashley Kimmet '03 and runner/Olympic aspirant Emily
Shertzer '02 win scholarships.
for Human Sundae competition benefit Habitat for
of faculty, staff, students.