NEWS AND NOTES
Reviews, Articles, and Other Publications
Dana Dunn, professor of psychology, wrote a review of Positive Psychology at the Movies: Using Films to Build Virtues and Character Strengths, published in PsycCRITIQUES, an online journal of reviews of current books in psychology. The article, "Lights! Camera! Virtues! Using Film to Teach about Positive Psychology," appeared in the November 26 issue of the newsletter.
Professor of Biology Frank Kuserk's review of the book Coding and Redundancy: Man-Made and Animal-Evolved Signals was published in the November 2008 issue of Choice. Written by Jack P. Hailman and published by Harvard University Press, the book explores the verbal and non-verbal signals used in human communication.
John Rossi, III, assistant professor of accounting, wrote "Tapping into Your Alumni: A Student Chapter Fundraising Idea" for the November 14 issue (Number 6) of Campus Connection, the newsletter of the Institute of Management Accountants. The online newsletter is distributed to schools around the world.
"Rediscovering the Baroque Horn" by Todd Williams, artist-lecturer, appeared in the November 19 issue of Tempesta de Mare, the online newsletter of the Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra.
Conferences and Presentations
Bernie Cantens, associate professor of philosophy, presented a paper, "Why Should One Forgive?" at the American Catholic Philosophical Association annual meeting on November 1, 2008 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Bernie Cantens, associate professor of philosophy, is the new editor of the American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Hispanic Latino Issues in Philosophy.
On November 15, the Moravian Debate Team competed against 18 school teams in the regional competition of the Ethics Bowl, a National Ethics Debate Competition in which more than 130 U.S. colleges and universities participate. The top three teams go to nationals. Although Moravian did not make the nationals, the team showed a strong performance in all three regional rounds. It was Moravian's first time competing in the event, and two of the three rounds were debated by freshmen. Bernie Cantens, associate professor of philosophy, is the team coach.
Julie Del Giorno, chief of staff, was featured in a November 18 article about the Veterans Day program at Miller Heights Elementary School, which appeared in the Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and Bronze Star recipient, Julie was the keynote speaker for the event.
Dennis Domchek, vice president for finance and administration, and Jim West, chair and professor of economics and business, were both interviewed by Channel 69 News recently regarding the economic crisis. On November 12, 2008, Dennis spoke about the financial impact of the crisis on schools and universities. On November 17, Jim spoke about the effect of consumer confidence on holiday sales and beyond.
Otto Dreydoppel, assistant professor of church history for Moravian Theological Seminary, was quoted in "Live from Bethlehem ... " in the November 29 issue of The Morning Call. The article discussed Advent and its interpretation at the 1810 Goundie House.
Lt. Ashley Heiberger '00, adjunct instructor of sociology, recently spoke on law enforcement policy development at the New Jersey Public Safety Accreditation Coalition's Conference in Princeton. Ashley is also a staff lieutenant with the Bethlehem Police Department.
Curtis Keim, professor of history and political science, was the featured guest on "Outlook," a 30-minute radio program. Curt spoke about his new book, Mistaking Africa. The show aired November 29 and 30 on four different stations.
Frank Kuserk, professor of biology, recently traveled to Hagerstown, Md., to conduct a daylong workshop for AP Environmental Science teachers. Frank has been working with the College Board's APES Program for the past five years as a reader of the annual exam that high school students take each spring and has been a workshop consultant. He was also involved in establishing course standards and in setting up procedures for certifying AP Environmental Science courses. He continues to work in the AP Course Audit Program to certify APES courses through the Educational Policy Improvement Center.
A letter to the editor, "Since When Did Iraqis Adopt American Military?" by Gary Olson, chair and professor of political science, appeared in the Express Times on November 19.
Phi Sigma Tau, the international honor society for philosophy, has officially authorized the Moravian Philosophy Department to establish a new chapter to be known as the Pennsylvania ETA. Its advisor is Carol Moeller, assistant professor of philosophy .
John Rossi, III, assistant professor of accounting, was quoted in the lead paragraph of "Gold Prices, Weak Economy Prompt Sales of Old Jewelry," an article that appeared in The Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal, November 3.
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