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NEWS AND NOTES

Awards

Opening the Qur’an, a book by Walter Wagner, adjunct professor at Moravian Theological Seminary, received the Bronze 2008 Religion Book of the Year Award from ForeWord Magazine. The award winners were announced June 6 at a special program at BookExpo America in New York City.

Conferences and Presentations

Dana S. Dunn, professor of psychology and director of the Learning in Common Curriculum, recently gave a presentation at the annual Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conference, which is sponsored by James Madison University and held in Staunton, Virginia. Based on some of his spring 2009 sabbatical work, Dunn's talk was on "Teaching as Positive Uncertainty."

Camie Modjadidi, education instructor and director of field experiences, attended the Pennsylvania Department of Education 2009 annual conference, "Getting Results: Educating Students  in a Standards Aligned System." The conference took place April 14-17, 2009 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center.

On May 8, 2009, Camie Modjadidi attended the thirty-seventh Special Education Law Conference "Resolving the Crossword Puzzle without Cross Words." The conference took place at Lehigh University's Mountaintop Campus.

From June 1-3, Camie Modjadidi attended the Pennsylvania Higher Education Institute conference "It’s Our Future: Investing in Each and Every Young Child" in Grantville, Pa. The conference focused on issues related to early childhood education and diversity.

Amy Saul, director of career development, attended the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers annual conference at Penn State University from May 27-29, 2009. She co-presented a program titled "Creating a Career Series that Generates Serious Buzz" with Warren Hilton, assistant dean of student affairs at Drexel University School of Public Health.  The program spotlighted the successful Careers in Banking event held at Moravian 2004-2007.

Other News

Dana S. Dunn, professor of psychology, was one of 400 psychology educators from colleges, universities, two-year institutions, and high schools who took part in the reading and grading of the Advanced Placement Psychology Exam in Kansas City, Missouri. This year, 150,000 exams were graded during the week-long AP Psychology Reading. Dunn has served as an AP Reader since 2006.

Camie Modjadidi, education instructor and director of field experiences, participated as a peer monitor in a special education compliance monitoring for the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education, May 19-20, 2009.

Amy Saul, director of career development, was recently elected vice president/president elect for the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers (PennACE). The three-year term that includes one year as vice president/president elect, one year as president, and a final year as past president. The mission of PennACE is to provide leadership, resources, and services directed toward facilitating experiential education, career development, and employment of current students and graduates of Pennsylvania colleges and universities along with enhancing understanding and cooperation among higher education professionals and employers in Pennsylvania.

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