Jim Mackin, director of financial aid,
attended the College Board Forum, focusing on issues of college
admissions and financial aid, October 31-November 2 in Atlanta.
He also met with Atlanta-based alumni and learned something
of the ways of MARTA, the Atlanta subway system, which goes
many places but most definitely not all.
Michele August-Brady, associate professor
of nursing, is now a doctor as well as nurse. She defended
her dissertation for the Doctor of Nursing Science degree
at Widener University last month. It has the weighty title
of The Effect of a Metacog-nitive Intervention on Approach
to Learning and Self-Regulation of Learning in Baccalaureate
Nursing Students, which means students who used concept
mapping over a 15-week semester reported deeper approaches
to learning and other cognitive benefits than students who
Librarian Dorothy Glew attended the
annual conference of the Pennsylvania Library Association,
November 10-11 in Hershey. She went to presentations on web-page
design and web-based instruction.
The Morning Call previewed the November 6
performance by the Eric Mintel Quartet with an article November
2. The quartet includes artist-lecturer in music Neil Wetzel,
The Call also profiled Frederick Rooney
75 on November 1, spotlighting his work as director
of the Community Legal Resource Network at City University
of New York, where he earned his law degree. Fred received
the Alumni Associations Haupert Humanitarian Award the
day the article appeared.
Other winners of the 2002 Alumni Awards:
- Roy Goshorn 58, veteran producer
and assignment editor with ABC-TV News, who received the
- Scott Pfeiffer 92, who combined
a major in physics and honors in music into a career in
acoustical engineering with the prestigious firm of Kirkegaard
Associates in Chicago. He won the Young Alumni Achievement
- Tennant McGee 96, a lawyer
with the Maryland State Attorney, who received the Emerging
Leader Award for coordinating alumni support that helped
Moravian apply for Princeton Reviews 331 Best Colleges.
We were among 14 schools accepted for the 2002 edition,
causing its expansion to 345 Best Colleges.
Ridge 53, professor emeritus of physics, received
the Alumni Associations 2002 Benigna Education Award
for 41 years of teaching at Moravian (1954-95).
For you newbies, Jack graduated summa cum
laude from Moravian with a triple major in physics, chemistry,
and mathematics. During his first years of teaching, he also
worked on graduate degrees in physics at Lehigh University,
completing his Ph.D. in 1965. At the same time, he and his
wife, Laura, also served as house parents at Clewell Hall.
He was chair of the Physics and Earth Science
Department (1959-95) and Louise E. Juley Professor of Science
(1993-95). His honors include a National Science Foundation
Faculty Fellowship and the Lindback Award for Distinguished
Teaching. Jack retired in 1996.
The award citation praises his one-on-one
tutorials [that] helped transform numerous struggling students
into dedicated physicists. . . [many
of whom] have attributed their success to his influence.
His students include Joe Powlette
60, who succeeded him as department chair and Louise
E. Juley Professor, and Joe Trodahl 63 of New
Zealands Victoria University/MacDiarmid Institute, who
was visiting professor of physics this semester. It was fitting
that Jack got to introduce Joe Trodahl when he spoke in October.
Cas Sowa, director of international
studies, has accepted a job as regional representative for
the Institute for Study Abroad. The agency is based at Butler
University in Indiana, but Cas will be working with colleges
in the Northeast from his home in Bethlehem. Karen Keim,
who teaches English and womens studies and also has
advised international students at Moravian, becomes interim
director while a job search goes forward.
Janice Tomac, merchandise coordinator
for the bookstore, retired December 6, after 20 years at the
College. She has provided us countless ways to show
our Moravian pride, said Mark Reed of the business office.
She designed everything from hats and sweatshirts to
pajamas and afghans.