NEWS AND NOTES

Faculty:

Faramarz Farbod, adjunct instructor in political science, was a guest panelist on the program Community Conversation on BCTV (Berks Community Television) on January 17. Viewer response was so favorable he's been invited back. The topic of the live broadcast was "The U.S. Role in the World: Empire or Umpire?"

Professor of political science Gary Olson's article "From Mirror Neurons to Moral Neuropolitics" was published by the web magazine ZNet on January 19. His op-ed titled "Movie can clarify vision of rebel Che Guevera" appeared in the Morning Call on February 4.

Joel Wingard, professor of English, attended the American Association of Colleges and Universities conference in Washington, D.C., held January 23-25. With colleagues from Drew and Susquehanna Universities and Muhlenberg and Roanoke Colleges, he presented a report on Teagle Foundation-funded assessment of intentional learning projects. He reports: "The theme of the conference was 'Intentional Learning, Unscripted Challenges,' and we were able to discuss several challenges our project has faced as well as successes it's achieved so far."  Moravian is focusing on writing-across-the-curriculum as its part of the five-campus Teagle project.

Administration and Staff:

In November and December 2007, media services manager Craig Underwood was a beta tester for Infocomm International’s ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024-accredited CTS certification exam. The exam is a professional certification for the audiovisual communication industry that covers audio, video, acoustics, integrated systems, project management and other topics. The new test is more substantive than previous iterations and must be taken in  a secure testing facility. Craig passed the exam, gaining his CTS (certified technology specialist) credential, and provided feedback to Infocomm, the leading professional AV communications association.