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Moravian College to Hold Annual Family Day on September 28

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) — 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.

The day’s events begin with a morning "coffee session" when students and their families can chat with Moravian College student life administrators and members of the Parents’ Council.

Following the session and a welcome by Moravian College president, Dr. Ervin J. Rokke, Family Day participants may attend one of several presentations on campus-related topics. Cas Sowa, director of international studies will discuss opportunities for students to study-abroad. Paul Moyer, director of athletics and recreation will present the new master plan for Moravian’s athletic facilities. Scott Strausberger, director of career development, along with a Moravian alumni will talk about life after college.

Athletic events are a big part of the day as the women’s tennis team takes on Susquehanna University at 11:00 a.m. at the Hoffman Courts. At noon, the women’s soccer team plays Messiah college in the quad. The Greyhound football team will tackle Widener College at 1:00 p.m. at Steel Field. Rounding out the day will be the men’s soccer team as they begin play against Messiah at 2:30 p.m.

A festive lunch will be held in Johnston Hall featuring the winning recipes of Moravian College families. A barbershop quartet will sing the old favorites and provide entertainment. For those who prefer culture to sports, there are a host of activities from 2 to 4 p.m. The Payne Gallery will be exhibiting botanical illustrations. The Moravian College Theatre Company will hold an open rehearsal of the fall production, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. A physics demonstration will be held in Collier Hall of Science that will include approximately 25 science learning centers set up in the Earth Science laboratory (room 106). Children of elementary school age are invited to "play" at the centers which are educationally appropriate for the grades K through 6.

The day’s activities conclude with a Mass in Borhek Chapel, followed by a buffet dinner and a casino night in the HUB Pavilion.

For registration information on Family Day at Moravian College, contact the College’s information desk at (610) 861-1491.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.