NEWS AND NOTES

Research and Publications

Charlotte Rappe Zales, associate professor of education, and Connie Unger, associate professor of education, have co-authored "The Science and Literacy Framework." The article will appear in the November 2008 issue of Science and Children, a journal of the National Science Teachers Association.

Conferences and Presentations

Bob Brill, associate professor of psychology, attended and presented at the 2008 Assessment Institute held in Indianapolis. IUPUI, the institutional research office shared by Indiana University and Purdue University, sponsored the national conference. Bob presented "A Review and Feedback Process for Developing and Improving Departmental Assessment Plans" as a talk and showcased it as a Best Practices poster. The manuscript on which his presentation was based has been accepted for inclusion in a forthcoming Best Practices book edited by Trudy Banta. The article was one of fifty chosen from more than 150 submissions.

The Biennial Conference on Moravian History and Culture was held at Moravian College, South Campus, October 10 - 11, 2008. Heikki Lempa, chair and associate professor of history, Paul Peucker, director of the Moravian Archives and adjunct history instructor, and Pia Schmid of the University of Halle organized the conference. Dean Gordon Weil, vice president for academic affairs, gave a welcome address. James Paxton, assistant professor of history, Kelly Denton-Borhaug, assistant professor of religion, and Paul Peucker chaired topic areas; Heikki Lempa commented. The conference was sponsored by Moravian College, the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem, and the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Pietism at the University of Halle, Germany.

The 8th Annual Moravian Music Conference was held October 9 - 10 at Moravian College, in conjunction with the Conference on Moravian History and Culture. Hilde Binford, assistant professor of music, and Paul Peucker, director of the Moravian Archives and adjunct history instructor, presented. Paul Peucker also presented the Moses Lecture "Beyond Beeswax Candles and Lovefeast Buns: The Role of History in Finding a Moravian Identity."

Dana S. Dunn, professor of psychology and director of Learning in Common, attended the 2008 Best Practices Conference in the Teaching of Psychology, held in Atlanta, October 3 - 4. Sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning at Kennesaw State University and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, this year's conference focused on the use of technology in and outside the psychology classroom. Dana and two of his colleagues, Suzanne Baker (James Madison University) and Bernard Beins (Ithaca College), presented a poster on the results of the June 2008 National Conference on Undergraduate Education in Psychology.

Op Eds

"Economic Analysis: Responding to the Financial Crisis: Butter, Not Guns" by Gary Olson, chair and professor of political science, appeared in The Baltimore Chronicle October 22.

Other News

Due to the recent financial crisis, local media have sought the opinions of Jim West, chair and professor of economics and business, and John Rossi, associate professor of accounting. Both have appeared multiple times on Channel 69 News. Francis Ryan, assistant professor of history, and John Reynolds, professor of political science, have been interviewed by the media regarding the upcoming election.

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