News And Notes
Jason Radine, a professor in the Religion Department, has been awarded a Humbolt Fellowship for Post-doctoral Researchers. He will be hosted at the University of Göttingen in Germany from December 2011 to June 2012, where he will work on a project involving biblical prophetic literature and ancient Israelite history.
Deb Hendricks, assistant professor of sociology, has published a book titled Analyzing Quantitative Data: An Introduction for Social Scientists through Wiley and available at
Sandra Aguilar-Rodriguez has published an article in the Radical History Review, titled “Nutrition and Modernity: Milk Consumption in 1940s and 1950s Mexico". The article explores the rhetoric of milk in Mexico considering medical discourses, publicity campaigns, state programs, and women's experiences.
Dana S. Dunn has co-authored an article in The Department Chair, a resource for academic administrators. “Stalking Distinction: Strategies for Enhancing Departmental Claims” discusses how departments within colleges and universities can ensure against downsizing by proving their exemplary performance.
Heikki Lempa, Associate Professor and Department Chair of the history department, has published two chapters. The first, “Klassinen Saksan historiassa,” explores the theoretical dimensions of the notion "classical" and was published in an edited volume, Historian aikakoneessa in Turku, Finland. The second, “Techniques of Epicurean Masculinity: The Playing Method in German Education, 1774-1820," was published in Masculinity, Senses, Spirit (Bucknell University Press, 2011).
Joyce Hinnefeld, associate professor of English, has published an essay, “Why Rent?” about the lost pursuit of property, found in the online magazine, The Millions. http://www.themillions.com/2011/08/why-rent.html.
Conferences and Presentations
Dana S. Dunn, psychology professor, spoke as part of three symposia at the 119th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association in Washington, D.D. in early August. He also participated in the Executive Committee meetings of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, of which he is immediate past-president. His presentations were titled “Psychological literacy as an integrating benchmark for quality undergraduate programs,” “Integrating fiction and non-fiction into upper-level psychology classes,” and “Designing and implementing the Principles for Quality Undergraduate Education in Psychology.”
Claudia Mesa, assistant professor of Spanish, presented her paper titled "La mirada de los emblemas en el 'Llanto de Occidente' (1666)” at the Society for Emblem Studies Ninth International Conference held in Glasgow, Scotland, from June 27 to July 1, 2011.
Associate Professor of Education and M.Ed. Program Director Joseph M. Shosh presented a paper titled "Layers of Reflective Learning in Teacher Action Research" in early June in York, England, at the Value and Virtue in Practitioner Inquiry Conference hosted by York St John University.
Student News & Notes
Carlie Lambert ’13 (French major in the elementary and secondary education programs) co-presented a paper with Dr. Joanne McKeown, professor of French, at the International Conference for the American Association of Teachers of French, held in Montreal, Canada, in July. Carlie was the recipient of a summer SOAR grant, which supported her research, including interviewing former student teachers as well as current and past cooperating teachers. The grant also supported Carlie's travel to Montreal, where she attended sessions and presented the results of her work in a paper entitled, “Mentoring student teachers:How to make this important work succeed.”
Emily Cohen, ’12, is interning with HBO’s East Coast Production this summer, working on HBO documentaries under the supervision of Joan Cox, ’82. Emily’s internship was a result of her participation in the Career Center program, Career Connections, which provides selected students with an alumni mentor and industry contacts. After meeting with Joan at HBO for an informational meeting in August 2010, Emily was accepted into HBO’s 2011 ten-week summer internship program.
"Dream Cake," a painting by Jan Crooker, an adjunct professor in art education, was named a finalist in the still life/floral category in the 28th Artist Magazine annual competition. (Photo on index page.) She currently has 15 paintings on exhibit at The Gallery at the Jewish Community Center at 702 22nd Street in Allentown until Aug. 15. The grouping, which she calls Bright Memories, are all still life, acrylic works of childhood objects.
Dr. Nora Suggs, a member of the music faculty at Moravian College, has recently completed extensive studies and a New York City recital to earn her jun shihan teaching and performance license on shakuhachi, a traditional Japanese bamboo flute.
The traditional solo music for shakuhachi, known as honkyoku, has been the music of Zen meditation for over 1000 years. Shakuhachi ensemble pieces, including koto and shamisen, flourished in Japan’s geisha culture, and are still performed today. The instrument is also used in traditional folk tunes, and in contemporary works, both as a solo instrument and with Western instruments.
Dr. Suggs has played in England, Canada, Japan, and throughout the United States. She is Artistic Director and flutist with SATORI, the Lehigh Valley’s classical chamber music ensemble, and performs and records with Two-Part Invention, a flute and classical guitar duo with Moravian faculty member guitarist John Arnold. Dr. Suggs will be offering shakuhachi lessons to selected students through Moravian College’s music department.
Diane Husic, professor of biological sciences was interviewed for the Greening of the Great Lakes radio program in Michigan when she was there for a research seminar. The program aired this summer and can be heard online at http://www.mlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2011/06/kirk_heinze_from_moonscape_to.html.
Barbara Kozero, adjunct art professor, who teaches Art Education Strategies (crafts workshop) has created a mosaic mural commissioned by Lehigh Valley Health Network for their Cedar Crest campus. The 18-foot by 7-foot mural has been installed outside the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit waiting area. Kozero’s intention was “to create something joyful for the families who had to use this facility.”
Moravian College Theological Seminary presents continuing education programs throughout the year, most of which are free to members of the campus community: faculty, staff, and students. An interfaith dialogue program will be held this fall beginning with: Scripture Talks: Muslims and Christians Share Cherished Passages. Inspiration, strength, and guidance are found by Muslims and Christians in their scriptures. Sharing key, meaningful passages in the Qur’an and the Bible may deepen our mutual understandings. Presenters provide starting points and contexts for roundtable discussions. The program is co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Dialogue Center and Moravian Theological Seminary, and will be led by Walter Wagner, Lutheran pastor and adjunct faculty member at MTS, and Muslim scholars and leaders from the Dialogue Center. Sessions will be held at the Bahnson Center, 60 West Locust Street, Bethlehem.
This program begins Sept. 27 at 6:30 pm and runs for five more consecutive Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Get more information at http://www.moravianseminary.edu/conted/Fall11/ScriptureTalks.html
Register at https://secure.moravian.edu/sem/continuingEd/registration.asp