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Moravian College to Celebrate Family Day – September 27

Bethlehem, Pa., September 3, 2008—Moravian College will welcome family member and friends of the college to experience campus life during the annual Family Day fall celebration on Saturday, September 27. Events begin in the Haupert Union Building (HUB) with registration and a morning coffee when students and families can meet with student affairs administrators.

Moravian College President Christopher M. Thomforde will welcome guests in the HUB Pavilion at 9:30 a.m. Family Day participants may then choose to attend two of three sessions on campus-related topics from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. Sessions will be repeated from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. to afford participants an opportunity to hear all three sessions.

Nicole Loyd, dean of students, will present In a New Space, a New Face, a New Program, and discuss the technologically enhanced resident hall that is being built on the Hurd Campus.  Students and their families will learn about this unique living and learning community that will open in August of 2009.

Kerry Sethi, director of international studies, will present Study Abroad 101 for Parents, an explanation of opportunities for students of all majors to study abroad in programs throughout the world.  He will explain why studying abroad is such a critical and rewarding experience as part of a liberal arts education.

Inside the Music Classroom will be facilitated by Neil Wetzel, assistant professor of music and director of jazz studies. Wetzel invites families into the classroom with several of his students to learn about the many opportunities for music education at Moravian.

A Tailgate Party luncheon is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex Patio, where the marching band and cheerleaders will perform to stir school spirit for everyone attending the athletic events later in the afternoon.

At 1:00 p.m., families will have the option to attend the football game against Johns Hopkins University at Steel Field, the tennis match with Messiah College at the Hoffman Tennis Courts, or the field hockey game against Juniata College at Betty Prince Field.

Afternoon activities afford the opportunity to relax and learn something new, see a movie, or visit downtown Bethlehem’s shops, museums, and historic landmarks. At the UBC room of the HUB the art of pysanky (Ukrainian Easter egg decorating) will be demonstrated, or you can get moving in the HUB Pavilion by trying out Salsa Dancing.

Following the football game, all are invited to attend Mass in Borhek Chapel.  The day will conclude with Jambalaya and All That Jazz, a dinner buffet, in the HUB dining room from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m., featuring fine cuisine and New Orleans jazz tunes.

For registration information, please contact the HUB director’s office at (610) 861-1492.

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.