Gaudeamus

Annette Chopin Lare, administrative assistant to the Counseling and Learning Centers, also is the great-granddaughter of the American proto-feminist writer Kate Chopin. Annette made her annual visit November 15 to “Victorian Women and Others,” a class developed and taught by Janet Loengard, professor emeritus of history. Annette talked about her her ancestor, and the class read Chopin’s most autobiographical work, “The Story of an Hour.”

Dorothy Glew, coordinator of library instruction, has contributed to the book Empowering Students 11: Teaching Information Literacy Concepts with Hands-on and Minds-on Activities. It describes the politics of copyright, dissecting a database, evaluating fee-based and free Web sources on a topic (part of Dorothy’s contribution), critical thinking about the news, the scientific research process, and other skills employing active learning techniques.

Dana Dunn and Michelle Schmidt, professor and assistant professor of psychology, co-authored a book review of The Psychology of Gratitude, edited by Robert Emmons and Michael McCullough. The review, “Neglected No Longer: New and Positive Views of Gratitude,” appeared in the American Psychological Association’s new on-line journal of reviews, PsycCRITIQUES. (InCommon is offering a dime to anyone who can come up with a plausible pronunciation of the journal’s title.)

Cecilia Fox, assistant professor of biology, and her SOAR student, Melissa Drost ’05, Clark, N.J., presented the results of their summer research project, “Administration of Selenium as a Protective Agent in the 6-OHDA Model of Parkinson’s Disease,” to the Society for Neuroscience, October 22-27 in San Diego.

Cecilia also gave a solo presentation on “Brain Awareness Day: A Service Learning Project for the Community Presented by Moravian College and the Discovery Center of Science and Technology.” She also served as a neuroscientist partner to high school teachers during a workshop designed to assist them in introducing their students to the field of neuroscience.

Paul Larson, professor emeritus of music, and his wife, Jan, spoke November 4 at the Harvard Club in Manhattan for its series on the arts. They spoke about the interrelationship between art, sculpture, and music and the influence of technology on musical instruments, as shown in the Payne Gallery exhibit “Unplugged: Sculptured Musical Instruments” that Paul curated. Jan Larson discussed the musically influenced paintings of the late Bethlehem artist Margaret Cantieni. She also signed copies of her book Painting the Hall of Heaven: Life and Works of Margaret Balzer Cantieni, published by Payne Gallery.

Josef Glowa, assistant professor of German, attended the 16th-Century Studies conference, October 28-31 in Toronto. There he organized a session on the writer Johann Fischart (1546-90), the subject of Josef’s dissertation. He presented a paper, “Laughter and Schadenfreude in Fischart’s Till Eulenspiegel.”

On November 11, he gave a lecture on “Life in the Middle Ages” to music students at Franklin and Marshall College, where his wife, Susan Hurley-Glowa, teaches.

Finally, he reviewed Bodo Gotzkowsky’s Die Buchholzschnitte Hans Brosamers zu den Frankfurter Volksbuch-Ausgaben und ihre Wiederverwendungen (Hans Brosamer’s woodcuts used in the Frankfurt chapbooks) in the fall issue of the 16th-Century Journal.


From left: Dan Newhard ’04, Nazareth; Melissa Duarte ’05, Easton; Margo Kokolus ’07, Orefield; Michael Caffrey ’05, Easton; Rachael Mendres ’07, Easton; Frank Betro ’05. East Stroudsburg; Rebecca Stewart ’05, West Chester; Alexander Yanko ’05, Bethlehem.

mind the gap: Accountants, I suppose, were children once.* These Moravian accounting students, having sworn allegiance to GAAP, the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles of their profession, have found a GAP store in San Antonio, and who cares about that missing A? The students and faculty advisor John D. Rossi III ’97 (M.B.A.), assistant professor of accounting, attended the Intstitute of Management Accountants’ fifth Student Leadership Conference, November 11-13. Of course they remembered the Alamo, but they just had to have their picture taken at the GAP store. The manager of the store was a little puzzled by their sidewalk photo session, but the students reassured him that they were not enemy agents plotting to disrupt American commerce.


mixed nuts: Bob Brill, associate professor of psychology, and psych majors Briana McGonagle ’05, Hellertown; Chad Majczan ’06, Hellertown; and Kira Weller ’05, Sinking Spring, meet with cast members of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, a seriocomic masterpiece about an insane asylum, at Philadelphia’s Old Academy Players Theater. Steve Negro, an old friend of Bob, played Randall P. McMurphy. The seated gentleman is the director of the production.


Leadership Roles

Omicron Delta Kappa, the leadership honorary, has chosen Kira Weller ’05, Sinking Spring, and Katie Suib ’05, Milanville, as leaders for September, in recognition of their community-service activities.

Kira, a criminal justice major and a member of the varsity softball team, is a busy participant in Moravian’s Habitat for Humanity chapter. In October, she lived in a cardboard carton for a day and night to demonstrate the plight of the homeless. She headed the College teams for the American Heart Walk and Light the Night 2004. When she went to Puebla, Mexico, last May term, she volunteered to work at an orphanage there for the summer. She works with autistic children to teach them social skills.

Katie is a double major in international management and Spanish. A part-time worker at Easter Seals of Bethlehem, she’s an intern at the Bethlehem YWCA and a work-study student in the Development Office. She belongs to the International Club and Spanish Club, plays intramural volleyball, performs with the College theater company (she was last seen in Rashomon), and is She and Kira run a social group for special-needs teens. g

Dcember 1, 2004

Been There, Done That, Took Pix:
Lots of pictures from Moravian activities in this issue.

Tea and sympathy:
Free-standing photo from the Moravian Academic Women’s tea.
Datebook:
Campus activities and events.
Just Desserts:
Music Alliance tastes historical goodies.
’Tis the Season:
A few announcements.

Gaudeamus:
Ffaculty, staff, student achievements..