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Alumni Weekend 2015
MAY 29 & 30, 2015

All classes are welcome!

REUNIONS FOR THE CLASSES OF 1965, 1960, 1955, 1950, 1945  WILL BE CELEBRATED

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Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the Alumni Engagement Office at 610-861-1366 at least one week prior to the event.

Don’t forget to visit the college Bookstore!
Stop in and purchase your Greyhound gear while you are here.
Hours: Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. & Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 29

9:30 a.m. Founder's Day Reception in Payne Gallery (on the Church Street/South Campus)
10:30 a.m. Founder's Day Lovefeast in Peter Hall (on the Church Street/South Campus)
11:30 a.m. Founder's Day Luncheon in Clewell Dining Hall (on the Church Street/South Campus)
1:15 p.m. View Payne Art Gallery's Permanent Collection
1:15 p.m. Tour of south campus historic buildings (meet in Foy Lobby)
2:30 p.m. Tour of Main Campus (meet at the HUB desk)
5:30 p.m. Champagne toast for the Class of 1965 in the PPHAC Atrium†
6:00 p.m. Welcome Back Reception in the HUB Lounge*
6:30 p.m. Welcome Back Dinner in the HUB Pavilion*
8:00 p.m. Jazz Hounds Concert in the HUB Prosser Auditorium

 

Saturday, May 30

8:00 a.m. Conntinental Breakfast & Alumni Association Annual Meeting in the HUB Air Products Room
9:00 a.m. Main Campus Tour - Meet at HUB Desk
10:00 a.m. Education Session 1
11:00 a.m. Education Session 2
11:45 p.m. Shuttle to Hotel Bethlehem - Pick up in the driveway between HUB and PPHAC*
12:30 p.m. 50+ Induction Brunch & State of the College Address at Hotel Bethlehem
2:30 p.m. Shuttle back to Main Campus

* Complimentary to the Class of 1965 members 
† Complimentary to the Class of 1965 members and their guests

Click Here to Register online for Alumni Weekend 2015

Friday, May 29

 Founder's Day Reception

  • 9:30 a.m.
  • Payne Gallery (on the Church Street/South Campus)
  • Cost: $20 per person

Lovefeast

  • 10:30 a.m.
  • Peter Hall (on the Church Street/South Campus)

Founder's Day Luncheon

  • 11:30 p.m.
  • Clewell Hall (on the Church Street/South Campus)

View Payne Art Gallery's Permanent Collection

  • 1:15 p.m.
  • Payne Art Gallery

Tour of the South Campus historic buildings

  • 1:15 p.m.
  • Meet in Foy Lobby
  • Revisit the beautiful historic buildings of the south campus, the home of the Moravian College for Women, or see them for the first time.

Campus Tour of Main Street campus

  • 2:30 p.m.
  • Meet at the HUB desk
  • Visit many of the places where you spent time as a student and discover all the beautiful new buildings and facilities!

Registration opens in the HUB

  • 4:00 p.m.
  • Haupert Union Building
  • You may come to the HUB anytime after 4:00 p.m. to check in for the weekend's events.

Class of 1965 50th Reunion Champagne Toast with President Grigsby

  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Priscilia Payne Hurd Academic Complex (PPHAC) Atrium
  • Complimentary to the Class of 1965 members and their guests
  • Exclusive champagne toast for members of the Class of 1965 and their guests with President Bryon Grigsby in celebration of the 50th reunion. A reunion class photo will be taken at this time.
  • All photos will be available for purchase at http://johnkishiv.photoshelter.com/gallery-list if you have any questions please call the Alumni Office at 610-861-1366.

Welcome Back Dinner

  • Haupert Union Building, Lounge and Pavilion
  • Cost: $40 per adult, Complimentary to the Class of 1965 members; pre-registration required by May 15, 2015.
  • Kick off the weekend with a welcome back dinner on campus. This special evening will commence with a cocktail hour starting at 6:00 p.m. in the HUB Lounge, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the Pavilion. Reunion classes will be seated together. 
  • Entree choices:  Pork Tenderloin Marsala, Grilled Cod with Lemon Beurre Blanc, or Eggplant Napoleon (vegetarian).

Jazz Hounds Benefit Concert

  • 8:00 p.m.
  • HUB, Prosser Auditorium
  • Enjoy an evening of Jazz music by the Jazz Hounds. This special concert will benefit the Al Lazro Memorial Fund. Al Lazaro, was a 2011 graduate of Moravian, who passed away in August of 2014. Al was very involved with music while on campus. Donations towards the Memorial Fund will be collected at the concert.
Saturday, May 30

Continental Breakfast & Alumni Association Annual Meeting

  • 8:00 a.m.
  • HUB UBC Room
  • You are a member of the Alumni Association! Come and learn about the Alumni Board. Their work and commitment keep us connected for life, and stregnthen the Moravian community that we all love!

 Main Campus Tour

  • 9:00 a.m.
  • Meet at the HUB Desk
  • Visit many of the places where you spent time as a student and discover all the beautiful new buildings and facilities!

Educational Session 1

  • 10:00 a.m.
  • Choose from one of the three education session to learn about what students are learning at Moravian today!
  • Moravian Graduate Education: What Our Alumni Have Discovered Through Their Classroom Research  - PPHAC Room 117 - Dr. Joseph Shosh, Chair and Professor of the Education Depatment is also a Moravian College alumnus, class of 1988. Moravian College's education department remains highly respected for their graduates  who are well prepared as they enter their professional careers as teachers and administrators in the education field. Dr. Shosh will talk about what our students do that make them stand out from many of the graduates from other institutions.
  • The New Moravian Classroom Experienece - PPHAC Room 102 - Drs. Shari and Stephen Dunham incorporate discovery-based, guided inquiry learning activities in their General Chemistry and Biochemistry classrooms. Joing the Dunhams in this session to discover important aspects of the structure of ATOMS in a group activity that uses an on-line interactive model. This is your chance to see how group activities and technolgoy have transformed the Moravian classroom experience.
  • Reeves Library: Today and Tomorrow - Reeves Library - Join Reeves Library Director, Janet Ohles, for a nostalgic glance at the library in 1965 and then fast forward to the library today. Ohles will talk about the philosopical and practical changes that have taken place in both the library's public and behind-the-scenes work. She'll also share with you the visions that she and her colleagues have for more changes in Reeves Libary.

Education Session 2

  • 11:00 a.m.
  • Choose from one of the three education session to learn about what students are learning at Moravian today!
  • Moravian Graduate Education: What Our Alumni Have Discovered Through Their Classroom Research  - PPHAC Room 117 - Dr. Joseph Shosh, Chair and Professor of the Education Depatment is also a Moravian College alumnus, class of 1988. Moravian College's education department remains highly respected for their graduates  who are well prepared as they enter their professional careers as teachers and administrators in the education field. Dr. Shosh will talk about what our students do that make them stand out from many of the graduates from other institutions.
  • The New Moravian Classroom Experienece - PPHAC Room 102 - Drs. Shari and Stephen Dunham incorporate discovery-based, guided inquiry learning activities in their General Chemistry and Biochemistry classrooms. Joing the Dunhams in this session to discover important aspects of the structure of ATOMS in a group activity that uses an on-line interactive model. This is your chance to see how group activities and technolgoy have transformed the Moravian classroom experience.
  • Reeves Library: Today and Tomorrow - Reeves Library - Join Reeves Library Director, Janet Ohles, for a nostalgic glance at the library in 1965 and then fast forward to the library today. Ohles will talk about the philosopical and practical changes that have taken place in both the library's public and behind-the-scenes work. She'll also share with you the visions that she and her colleagues have for more changes in Reeves Libary.

50+ Induction Brunch and State of the College Address

  • 12:30 p.m.
  • Hotel Bethlehem,
  • Cost $35 per adult, Complimentary tot he Class of 1965 members; Pre-registration required by May 15, 2015.
  • Wrap up the weekend with a delicious brunch in the beautiful Hotel Bethlehem. We'll celebrate the 50th Reunion Class of 1965 by inducting them into the 50+ Club.
    Don't miss the opportunity to learn more about the college today and ask questions of our newest president and fellow alumnus, Dr. Bryon Grigsby '90, during the State of the College Address.
  • There will be a shuttle bus to the Hotel Bethlehem starting at 1:45am, as well as, a bus back to Main Campus at 2:30pm.
Special Reunion Gatherings

Class of 1965

  • In addition to the events planned this weekend, our class will have a special 50th celebration to end the weekend. Join us for a Dinner Dance Party on Saturday from 7:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m. in the Haupert Union Building (HUB) Pavilion. 
  • Food: There will be a wonderful buffet featuring salad & rolls, a roast beef carving station, pasta station with 2 sauces, broiled salmon with lemon beurre blanc and capers, dessert and coffee & tea.
  • Drink: BYOB.  A bar set up will be provided.
  • Entertainment: Music from the ’50's and ’60's provided by Holiday Sounds.
  • Cost: $30 per person. Register by May 15 with the reply form that was mailed with the reunion letter. If you did not recieve a letter please call the Alumni Engagement Office at 610-861-1366.
  • Reunion Committee Members: Helen Kovach Bachochin , Joanne Bobek, John Clark, Sue Erskine Fretwell, Phil Gottshall, Nevin Hollinger, Bob Houser, Jim Morgan Russ Morgan, Lowell Tomlinson, Bruce Weaver, and John “Jabby” Williams

Class of 1960

  • To be announced

Class of 1955

  • To be announced

Class of 1950

  • To be announced

Class of 1945

  • To be announced
Area Accommodations

Hotels/Motels with * indicate special Alumni arrangements.

When making reservations, be sure to call the number listed below, not the 800 number for the hotel chain, and be sure to indicate that you are Moravian Alumni.

*Hotel Bethlehem
437 Main St. Bethlehem
(610) 867-2200
Reserve by 4/28/15 $155.00 per night
Preferred Provider

Marriott – Fairfield Inn
Rt. 22 and Catasauqua Road – Bethlehem
(610) 867-8681

Hampton Inn & Suites
200 Gateway Drive, Bethlehem
(610) 868-2442

*Best Western
300 Gateway Drive, Bethlehem
(610) 954-5000
Reserve by April 29, 2014   $99.00 per night

*Hyatt Place Bethlehem
45 West Broad Street, Bethlehem
(610) 625-0500
Reserve by April 29, 2015   $119.00

*Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
3375 High Point Boulevard, Bethlehem
(610) 882-2255
Reserve by April 29, 2015  $105.00 per night

Dormitory Accommodations
Accommodations are available in Jo Smith Residence Hall for Friday and Saturday nights. Cost is $60 per person, per night, single/double occupancy. All rooms are air conditioned and include linens. Rooms do fill up quickly, so make your reservations early! Guests may pick up their room key at the Campus Safety Office beginning 3:30 p.m. on Friday and all day on Saturday. The Campus Safety Office is located at 119 West Greenwich Street.

Alumni Weekend Sponsors

Alumni Weekend 2015 Reunion Gift

I would like to make a gift to Moravian in honor of my reunion class. You may designate your gift to:

  • Moravian Scholarship Fund (greatest need)
  • Academic programs
  • Blue and Grey Club
  • Friends of Reeves Library
  • Music Alliance
  • Center for Leadership and Service
  • Career Center
  • Other

You may do so online at www.moravian.edu/giving or make a separate check payable to Moravian College with "Reunion Gift" and any specific designation as per above written in the memo portion of your check. Thank you for your generosity!