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News and Notes

Freshmen Sarah Moussa and Mary Spencer confer with Ashley Forsythe during the recent Internship Panel.

Photo by David Dunn '14

The Career Development office recently hosted an internship panel for students looking for information, advice and encouragement from students who have already done one or are currently working in an internship.

Ashley Forsythe, assistant director of career development,moderated the panel and reminded participants that many employers look for students who have done internships. She also talked about the importance of timing. “For a summer internship, you should apply earlier than March. Look now for something you might like and keep your resume up to date.”

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The Lehigh Valley American Chemical Society held a meeting at Moravian in late October as part of National Chemistry Week. At the meeting, Dr. Wayne Jones, professor of chemistry and dean of the Harpur School of Arts and Sciences at SUNY-Binghamton and a leading authority on photovoltaics, spoke about solar power and how its use can be made more cost-effective through the emerging science of nanotechnology. Other events commemorating the week included indulging in liquid nitrogen ice cream at the Dunham’s and a viewing of an episode of the PBS series The Ring of Truth: An Inquiry into How We Know What We Know.

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Marla Bianca '13, (chemistry and environmental science dual major) will attend the U.N. climate meetings (COP18) in Qatar from November 26 through December 3.  She will be a part of the Moravian delegation, which includes Diane Husic, chair and professor of biological science, and Hilde Binford, chair and professor of music. Bianca also will be representing the American Chemical Society.  The students will blog from the COP meetings as a way of informing undergraduates and the larger chemistry community about what is happening at the event. The Moravian contingent also will blog throughout their time in Qatar about the issues that arise in the negotiations and educational side events.


Conferences and Presentations

Robert Brill, associate professor of psychology, gave a commencement address to about 100 vo-tech students from the Automotive Training Center in Warminster.  His address also was printed recently in the Morning Call.

John Rossi and students in San Antonio recently at the IMA Student Leadership Conference.

John Rossi, associate professor of accounting, and 12 students recently attended the IMA Student Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The conference of the Institute of Management Accountants allows the students to network with business leaders and other business students from across the country.  A career fair and a variety of workshops ranging from motivational speakers to job skills round out the event.

Krista Steinke Finch, department chair and associate professor of art, and Matt Beniamino ’13 were featured in the Lehigh Valley II Slideluck Postshow, part of the Olympus Invision Photo Festival and Lehigh Valley Month of Photography, sponsored by Artsquest. Beniamino’s slideshow presentation was created in Finch’s Digital 2 course last spring.Slideluck is a New York City-based arts nonprofit, operating in many cities globally, that aims to bring people together around food and art, and to give people an interesting, engaging and fun platform for sharing art with their community.

Faramarz Farbod, adjunct professor of political science, gave a talk recently at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley in Bethlehem titled Myth and Reality of the Iran/US Nuclear Standoff. His presentation provided historical context for the Iran/U.S. conflict, discussed possible motivations behind it and identified sources at the center of the current standoff.

Diane Husic, chair and professor of biological sciences, recently completed facilitating the 8th NCAA Division II Faculty Athletics Representatives Fellows Leadership Institute in Indianapolis.  She serves as the project coordinator and facilitator for this grant-funded initiative that began in 2005. The Division II FAR Fellows Institute provides an intense developmental opportunity for a core group of experienced FAR’s to enhance their ability to perform the critical functions of Division II faculty athletic representatives (FAR).  Through networking with other Division II FAR leaders, enhancing their skills as leaders and engaging in provocative studies, FARs are both inspired and challenged to enrich the Division II student-athlete intercollegiate athletics experience.

Diane Radycki, associate professor of art and director of the Payne Gallery, presented a paper titled Toechter of Feminism at the third annual Feminist Art History Conference at American University.  The conference convened in Washington for three days earlier this month and hosted more than 60 speakers from around the world including Canada, Germany, Belgrade,  Lisbon, London, Prague, Taipei, and Tel Aviv.


The Concise Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling (Abingdon Press, 2010) by Glenn H. Asquith, retired professor of pastoral theology at Moravian Theological Seminary, is being published in Korean under the direction of Bocheol Chang, professor of Christian counseling at Washington Baptist University. 

Dana Dunn, professor of psychology and assistant dean for special projects, recently published the third edition of his first book, The Practical Researcher, with new information and features.

Santo Marabella, professor in the economics and business department writes a monthly column for the Reading Eagle called The Practical Prof. Read all his columns here.

Student News and Notes

Tune in to Moravian’s radio station, WRMC, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, November 16 for the first broadcast centered around feminism and women’s issues, “Estrogen Bomb.” The broadcast can also be heard in the HUB.

Peter Harper '15, Michael Battipaglia '13, Krystal Dering '15, and David Fahim '14 perform on November 9 with the Moravian College Big Band and Jazz Fusion Ensemble.

Photo by Alex Sestok '16

The Moravian College music department has been busy performing all semester. Visit the department web page for a complete listing of events.