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Acclaimed preacher to speak at Moravian's Martin
The Rev. Dr. James Alexander Forbes Jr., described as one of the finest preachers in the English-speaking world, will be featured speaker at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at Moravian College.

Moravian students participate in after-school
Moravian College students are finding rewarding educational experiences by volunteering with the Lehigh Valley Summerbridge School After School program (LVS).

Moravian's Kappa Delta Pi to host annual educational forum
Moravian College will play host the 2nd Annual Educational Forum on Sunday, January 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the Haupert Union Building (Pavilion).

Comedian Russ Meneve returns to perform
Comedian Russ Meneve will return to Moravian for an encore performance in Foy Concert Hall on Friday, January 25, 8:00 p.m.

Moravian resumes Roundtable Series with lecture on
Moravian College resumes its Monday Roundtable Series with a lecture/slide presentation by Dr. Mark A. Malley, "The Amistad, Civil Rights, and Art Education, on February 11, 7:00 p.m.

Kotchegna Dance Company to perform at Moravian - February 20
Kotchegna, a West African dance company composed of stilt dancers, eccentric costumes, and rhythmic drummers, will perform at Moravian College on Wednesday, February 20, 8:00 p.m., in Foy Concert Hall.

Ambassador of the Czech Republic to visit Moravian - February 11
Moravian College will play host to the ambassador of the Czech Republic, Martin Palou?, on Monday, February 11, as he tours Bethlehem and the Moravian campuses, visits a classroom , and meets with College president, Ervin J. Rokke.

"Mathemagician" to demonstrate the art of mental
Moravian College will hold a special "mathemagical" presentation by Dr. Arthur Benjamin on Friday, February 22 at 8 p.m. in Foy Concert Hall.

NBC's Andrea Mitchell to speak at Moravian College -
Moravian College will present a timely lecture featuring Andrea Mitchell, simply titled, "An Evening with Andrea Mitchell," on Monday, March 18, at 8:00 p.m.

Distinguished investigative journalist to speak on democracy and corruption
Charles Lewis, chairman and executive director of the Center for Public Integrity will present a talk, "Democracy, Corruption and the Public Interest," on Thursday...

Study Abroad with The Moravian MBA - May 18 to May 29
The Moravian MBA's Summer Institute will offer a study abroad experience in Milan, Italy from Saturday, May 18 to Wednesday, May 29, 2002.

Annual Career Networking Reception - February 12
Moravian College will be holding its first Annual Career Networking Reception on Tuesday, February 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Johnston Hall.

Literacy Seminar in New Zealand - July 12 to August 8
Dr. Connie Unger, assistant professor of education at Moravian College, will lead a four-week summer course entitled, "Literacy Seminar in New Zealand" from July 12 to August 8.

Lutheran minister Martin E. Marty to present Weber Memorial Lecture - March 7
Lutheran minister Martin E. Marty will present "Embodying Community in Ministry" as part of the Moravian Theological Seminary's Weber Memorial Lecture Series.

Dr. Jorge Nef to address Argentinean Economic Crisis - March 19
Professor Jorge Nef, Ph.D. from the University of Guelph in Canada will speak on "The Argentinean Crisis and the Political Economy of the Southern Cone" on Tuesday, March 19 at 4:15 p.m.

PNC Foundation contributes $75,000 to Moravian
The Moravian College Priorities for the Future Campaign has received a $75,000 gift from The PNC Foundation to support the construction of Moravian's new academic building.

Verizon Foundation awards nursing scholarship
Regina Lacombe has been selected as the first Verizon Foundation Scholar in Nursing at Moravian College. Lacombe, junior nursing and psychology major at Moravian College...

Moravian's International Club to hold dinner
Moravian College's International Club will hold its Annual International Dinner on Saturday March 23. The theme of this year's dinner is 'Celebrate the world.'

Celebrated Poet Sonia Sanchez at Moravian - March 21
Moravian College will celebrate Women's History Month with the first annual Poetry Jazz Café featuring Award-winning poet, playwright, and children's book author Sonia Sanchez...

Kutztown Area High School and Fleetwood Middle School
More than 500 students representing 39 junior and senior high schools competed at Moravian College in a regional Science Olympiad on Friday, March 15, 2002.

U.S. Trade Deficit topic at Moravian - April 5
New York University economics professor Marc Lieberman will speak about "The U.S. Trade Deficit: Myths and Realities" on Friday, April 5 at 2:00 p.m.

Moravian College to Offer 10-Day Holocaust Observance
The dean of Holocaust scholars, Henry Friedlander of the City University of New York, is the featured speaker for a series of Holocaust remembrance events starting next week at Moravian College, Bethlehem.

Moravian to hold reception with opera star
Opera star Denyce Graves will perform in concert on Wednesday, March 20 at 8:00 p.m. at Moravian College in Foy Concert Hall.

Nursing expert to speak at Moravian College and St. Luke's Hospital - April 17 & 18
Eileen T. O'Grady, Ph.D., RN, NP-C will present, "Improving Health Care Quality: Embracing Change," on Wednesday, April 17 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Moravian College to host Student Summit on World Affairs
Moravian College will host the Student Summit on World Affairs on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 in the Haupert Union Building's Prosser Auditorium.

Moravian College Choral Ensembles Break Forth in Song
Beethoven's Mass in C major and the "Choral Fantasy," a "dress rehearsal" for the Symphony No. 9, are the featured works of the spring concert to be performed April 28 by...

Wheelchair Basketball at Moravian - April 18
Moravian College's Student Athlete Mentoring (SAM) organization will be holding a wheelchair basketball event versus the FreeWheelers on Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Robert Taub to perform at Moravian - April 22, 29
Pianist Robert Taub will perform in concert on Monday, April 22 and Monday, April 29 at 8:00 p.m. at Moravian College in Foy Hall. Pre-concert lectures will be held at 7:15 p.m.

Lehigh Valley high schools get together at Moravian to discuss cultural diversity
Students, teachers, and administrators from Lehigh Valley and Berks county high schools will participate in a conference Thursday, April 4, 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Paige Thompson selected to receive Excellence in Nursing Award
Paige Thompson, RN, MSN, DNSc ©, associate professor in the St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing at Moravian College...

Moravian College Celebrates Alumni Weekend
Alumni returning to Moravian College for reunion and celebration will enjoy an exciting schedule of events and entertainment planned for Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1.

Moravian College to offer special topic courses during May Term
Moravian College's Office of Continuing and Graduate Studies will offer more than 20 courses - including several special topic courses not available during regular semesters.

Twenty area adult students inducted into honor society
Twenty students in the Continuing and Graduate Studies division of Moravian College were inducted into Delta Omicron chapter, Alpha Sigma Lambda, the honor society for adult...

Moravian student receives Keystone State Reading Association Scholarship
Moravian College junior Kristen Moyer (Hamburg, PA) was selected to received Keystone State Reading Association scholarship.

Moravian student to intern as reporter in South Africa
In June, Stacie Roos '03 (Lehighton, PA) will head for Cape Town, South Africa, where she has a two-month internship as a reporter on a newspaper for the homeless called The Big Issue.

Moravian student to begin training for the 2004
For the next couple of years, Emily Shertzer '02 (Hummelstown, PA) will be living in the dusty environs of Fort Sam Houston, outside San Antonio, Texas, building up to a chance at an Olympic gold medal.

Lebensfeld Prize Winners Announced
Moravian College recently announced the winners of this year's spring 2002 semester's Upper-Division Lebensfeld Prizes for the Best Essay, Short Story, and Poem.

Moravian College Commencement -May 18
Moravian College will bestow honorary degrees to two distinguished individuals at its commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 18, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Moravian College student named Fulbright Scholar
Moravian College graduate M. Leslie Smith has been selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.

Moravian to Offer Workshop on Difficult People
Complainers, nit-pickers, know-it-alls, and other uncooperative, high-maintenance workers will be the subject of a workshop offered by Moravian College on June 6, 8:30 am - noon.

Performance Management Offered at Moravian College
Performance management as both an evaluative and motivating strategy for human resource professionals will be the subject of a two-credit course offered at Moravian College on Saturday...

Marabella receives Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award
Dr. Santo D. Marabella, associate professor of management and director of The Moravian MBA at Moravian College was awarded the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Nursing Students go down under
Four Moravian College nursing students recently on exchange to Toowoomba during May thoroughly enjoyed their visit describing the garden city as a "beautiful place with friendly and welcoming people".

Nursing Scholarships at Local High Schools
Two Bethlehem area high school seniors and future professional nurses were award recipients from St. Luke's School of Nursing at St. Luke's Hospital and Moravian College.

Moravian College president Rokke to deliver keynote at George C. Marshall European Center of Security Studies
Dr. Ervin J. Rokke, president of Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, will present the keynote address at a global security conference...

Moravian Student receives scholarship to study in Germany
Moravian College student Leigh Ann Caruso '04. received a scholarship from the Deutsche Akademische Austausch-dienst (German Academic Exchange Service or DAAD) to spend the next academic semester studying in Germany.

Moravian hosts summer program for gifted students
Moravian College is hosting the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Center for Talented Youth program for the sixth consecutive year this summer.

John McDermott retires after 34 years of service to Moravian College
Dr. John McDermott recently retired after 34 years of extraordinary and dedicated service to Moravian College, including 19 as professor of education and 15 as vice president for planning and research.

Presser Foundation gift moves Moravian closer to an all-Steinway campus
The Presser Foundation of Haverford has donated $25,000 to Moravian's Department of Music for the purchase of new pianos.

Moravian College August Open House welcomes adult students
The Evening College at Moravian College invites adult learners to an Open House and Informational Reception on August 7, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., in the Haupert Union Building, Locust and Monocacy Streets in Bethlehem.

Five students named Alumni Fellows
The Moravian College Alumni Association named five students as as Alumni Fellows for the coming academic year.

This summer is a sports camp marathon for Moravian college's Mary Beth Sprik
This summer, there are a lot of happy campers clustered around Mary Beth Spirk, women's basketball coach and assistant director of athletics at Moravian College.

Children from Moravian's TLC Mentoring Program
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has joined with Moravian College to put computers in the homes of elementary-aged children in the Bethlehem Area School District.

Moravian College to Celebrate Mexican Music and Culture - September 14
The Moravian College Music Institute will join the Mexican Cultural Center of Philadelphia in celebrating Mexican Independence Day with the sixth annual festival at Moravian College on Saturday, September 14, noon to 4:00 p.m.

Moravian College Named Among the "Best Colleges"
Moravian College has been selected for inclusion in the newest edition of The Princeton Review's Best Colleges series.

Incoming Class of 2006 is Moravian's Second Largest
The Moravian College Admission Office is reporting another record-breaking year, and the Class of 2006 will be the second largest in its 260-year history.

Moravian College to Host Candidate Conversation Focusing on Children's Issues
Moravian College will host a "Candidate Conversation," featuring several local political candidates on Wednesday, September 18, from 9 to 11 a.m.

The Bronx Horns to Play at Moravian College - October 9
Moravian College will be swinging to a tight blend of salsa, mambo, cha-cha-cha and Latin jazz when The Bronx Horns perform in Foy Concert Hall on Wednesday, October 9, at 8 p.m.

Moravian College to Commemorate 9/11 with Day of Remembrance, Healing, and Hope
Moravian College will commemorate the first anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on America with a special day-long program, "A Day of Remembrance, Healing and Hope."

Moravian Ranks Among National Liberal Arts Colleges
Moravian College again ranked among the nation's National Liberal Arts Colleges in the U.S. News and World Report 2003 ranking of best colleges.

Moravian College to Hold Annual Family Day on September 28
Parents, siblings, family members, and friends of Moravian College students will experience campus life on Saturday, September 28, during the college's annual Family Day, a fall celebration at Moravian.

Nelson Gill and the Caribbean Rhythm Band to Perform at Moravian - September 22
Award-winning children's recording artist Nelson Gill and the Caribbean Rhythm Band will perform at Moravian College on Sunday, September 22, at 4 p.m. in Foy Concert Hall.

Ananse Ghanaian Drum and Dance at Moravian College - October 2
The Arts and Lectures Series at Moravian College presents a special performance of Ananse Ghanaian Drum & Dance on Wednesday, October 2, at 8 p.m., in Foy Hall.

Moravian College Alumna Janine Jagger '72 named MacArthur Fellow
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today named Moravian College alumna Janine Jagger '72, one of 24 MacArthur Fellows for 2002.

Tools, Tips, and Tactics for Success the Topic of Special Course
Moravian College's Continuing and Graduate Studies division will offer a two-credit course preparing adults for returning to college study.

Former Fugee Wyclef Jean to Perform at Moravian College - October 19
Moravian College will hold a special concert featuring Wyclef Jean on Saturday, October 19, 8 pm., in Johnston Hall.

Moravian College Professors Participate in National Psychology Conference
Dr. Dana Dunn, a professor of Psychology at Moravian College, recently helped to organize the national conference, "Measuring Up: Best Practices in Assessment in Psychology Education," held in Atlanta, Georgia.

Moravian College Rolls Out New Graphic Identity with Street Banners
Moravian College will publicly unveil its new graphic identity today when the City of Bethlehem installs 26 pole banners around the perimeter of the college.

The Fifth Bethlehem Conference on Moravian Music — October 17-19
The Music Department hosts the fifth Bethlehem Conference on Moravian Music.

Moravian College to Co-Sponsor Symposium on Black Women's Health
Moravian College's Office of Multi-cultural Affairs, and the Lehigh Valley Black Health Initiative Task Force will co-sponsor, A Symposium on Black Women's Health, Saturday, October 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Bethlehem.

Women in Science Topic of Lecture at Moravian - October 24
The Moravian College Arts & Lectures Committee will present the lecture "Women in Science," presented by Dr. Magdolna Hargittai, on Thursday, October 24, at 8 p.m., in Dana Lecture Hall.

Moravian Names New Building the Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex
On Friday, October 18, the Moravian College Board of Trustees approved naming the College's new academic building in honor of Mrs. Priscilla Payne Hurd, chair of the Board of Trustees.

Eric Mintel Quartet to Play "Hopscotch" at Moravian College - November 6
The Eric Mintel Quartet will perform in concert at Moravian College on Wednesday, November 6, 8 p.m., in Foy Concert Hall.

Anna Quindlen to Speak at Moravian College - November 19
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best selling author Anna Quindlen, will present "Choices and Changes in the 21st Century," at Moravian College, Tuesday, November 19, at 8:00 pm.

Moravian College to Celebrate Homecoming "Houndfest"
Moravian College will hold "Homecoming Houndfest," the 2002 annual homecoming weekend beginning Friday, November 1.

"Music at Moravian" to be featured on RCN's Valley Arts program - November 6
"Music at Moravian" will be the featured segment for Valley Arts, a new television program on RCN Cable Channel 4, Wednesday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Moravian to Host LVAIC Sponsored Discussion on Reparations for Slavery
Moravian College will host presentations by two leading advocates in support of reparations for slavery on Wednesday, November 13, in Prosser Auditorium.

Author Sandra Rothenberger to Discuss Clinical Depression - November 11
Author and educator Sandra Rothenberger will lead a candid discussion on clinical depression, Monday, November 11, from 5:00-6:30 pm. in Zinzendorf Hall, lower level.

Film on "The Last Rescuer" of the Holocaust to be Shown at Moravian College
The Power of Good, a documentary film about Nicolas Winton, a British diplomat who provided entry visas to England for more than 700 Jewish children during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, will be shown at Moravian College at 7:00 p.m.

Moravian College to Hold Informational Reception for Adult Learners
Moravian College will hold an Informational Reception and Open House for the Evening College programs on Tuesday, December 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m., in the Haupert Union Building on the Moravian campus, Locust and Monocacy Sts., Bethlehem.

Local Children Selected to Sing Morning Star Solos at Vespers Services
Five local children have been selected to sing the solo portions of the traditional Moravian hymn "Morning Star" at the eighth Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary Christmas Vespers services this December.

Moravian MBA Marks 15th Year with Release of Best Practices
Marking the fifteenth anniversary of the first graduates of The Moravian MBA program, Best Practices: The Applied Business Journal of The Moravian MBA, contains insights from Lehigh Valley businessmen and women on the keys to their success.

Moravian Volleyball Team Plays "The Price is Right"
While on a trip to California during fall break to play Whittier College and Chapman University at Whittier, the Moravian College volleyball team went on the Price is Right Show.

Moravian College to honor 35th anniversary of Reeves Library - December 10
In honor of the 35th anniversary of the opening of Reeves Library of Moravian College and the 10th anniversary of the completion of its two wings, there will be a celebration on Tuesday.

Moravian College to Celebrate Johnston Hall's 50 Years of Service
Moravian College will commemorate the 50th anniversery of Johnston Hall with a special ceremony on Monday, December 9, honoring the 1952-53 men's basketball team, the first team to play in the facility 50 years ago.

Moravian's Penny Wars to Culminate in Human Sundaes
The Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) at Moravian College recently sponsored a "Penny Wars" fundraiser which raised over $400 for Habitat for Humanity, Allentown Affiliate.

Moravian College to Help Feed Bethlehem's Hungry at Holiday Lunch
Moravian College will host a holiday luncheon at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity to provide food to residents of Bethlehem who might otherwise not be able to enjoy a seasonal feast.