Gaudeamus

Want to buy a jazz CD? The Eric Mintel Quartet, with Neil Wetzel, assistant professor of music and director of jazz studies, appeared November 14 on QVC to promote the quartet’s boxed set of two previously released CDs (“Hopscotch” and “Dynamo”) and a new one, “Four on the Floor.” The session was broadcast live from QVC’s studios in West Chester.

Gary Kaskowitz, assistant professor of economics and business (marketing), gave a paper on “Involvement and Purchase Intent on the Web: Improving the Perceptions of an Internet-Based Service Provider” at the annual meeting of the Direct Marketing Educators’ Foundation, October 16 in Atlanta. He also was a discussant for another paper session and part of a case-study writing team.

Dave Roth, artist-lecturer in music (jazz piano), reviewed Modern Jazz Piano: An Intermediate Guide to Jazz Concepts, Improvisation, Technique, and Theory by Sarah Jane Cion in the October/November issue of the American Music Teacher, journal of the Music Teachers National Association.

The November issue of English Journal includes an article called “Daring to Teach Writing Authentically, K-12 and Beyond,” by Joseph Shosh ’88 and Charlotte Rappe Zales, assistant and associate professors of education. Chosen for a theme issue devoted to professional development and leadership, the ::article resulted from a collaborative presentation that Joe and Charlotte made at the Urban Ethnography in Education Research Forum at the University of Pennsylvania in the spring.

Joe also chaired a presentation entitled “Achievement and Engagement for All; Test Preparation for None” at the 95th annual National Council of Teachers of English convention, November 19 in Pittsburgh. He and Moravian M.Ed. alumni Susan Bell and Erin Kratzer, both ’05, shared practitioner research exploring how they utilized Mihályi Csikszentmihályi’s flow theory in consort with drama-in-education and writing-to-learn classroom practices to promote student achievement and engagement in middle-level learners.

Barbara Liebhaber, assistant professor of music education, has joined the chamber ensemble Satori as educational consultant and pianist. Satori is directed by Nora Suggs, artist-lecturer in flute. Barbara is designing programs for Satori to present to K-12 students.

On November 16, she and Satori gave a talk with musical examples at an audiology conference at Lehigh Valley Hospital. It was called “How We Listen to Music” and featured music of Beethoven, who became deaf during his lifetime yet continued to compose. Barbara used an American Sign Language interpreter to assist her.

November 29, 2005 (pdf version)

Rearrangements:
Carol Traupman-Carr '86 arranges "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" for Vespers.

Moravian Stars:
Three children selected to sing the solo in "Morning Star" for Vespers.

At First Site:
Manipulated digital photo of the Bethlehem Steel Works by Krista Steinke Finch.

Community Chest:
Grants announed for community outreach projects.

Last issue:
InCommon says goodbye until next semester.
Disaster Watch:
LVAIC panel discussion on natural and man-made disasters.
Visitors from the South:
Displaced professors from Dillard University visit campus.
Datebook:
Campus calendar, November 29-December 31, 2005.
Media Matters:
Two professors write op-eds in the Morning Call.
Gaudeamus:
faculty/staff/student accomplishments.
Steely Jan:
Bethlehem Steel watercolor by Jan Ciganick is in several shows.