Cas Sowa, director of international studies, has been elected incoming chair of NAFSA Region 8. (Founded in 1948 as the National Association of Foreign Student Advisors, the organization is now called NAFSA: Association of International Educators.) As chairman-elect, he will organize the November 2002 regional conference in Bethesda, Md. His four-year term begins after that meeting.

Jane Schaffer, executive secretary for the Office of Academic Affairs, was elected president of the Bethlehem-Tondabayashi (Japan) Sister City Commission, October 18.

Janet Loengard, professor of history, chaired a panel on Medieval English statutes, with scholars from All Souls College, Oxford, and the Universities of Exeter and Bristol, at a conference of the American Society for Legal History, held November 8-9 in Chicago.

Joseph M. Shosh, instructor of education, chaired a panel on “Constructing Knowledge in English Language Arts across Levels” and presented a paper, “Negotiating Curriculum in the ELA Methods Seminar,” at the 91st annual National Council of Teachers of English convention, November 15-18 in Baltimore.

Flor María Buitrago, instructor of Spanish, and Carmen Ferrero-Pino, assistant professor of Spanish, attended the annual conference of the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages , November 16-18 in Washington, D.C. The conference included a luncheon sponsored by the Embassy of Spain.

G. Clarke Chapman, professor of religion, attended the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 16-20 in Denver. Sessions covered topics such as liberation theology, religion and mass media, and responses to the war on terrorism.

December 4, 2001

A Foot in the Door
Wassail, Wassail!
Ich bin ein Berliner
Student Exchanges
Poetic License
Lift Ev'ry Voice