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H. Paty Eiffe Gallery Endowment Fund Dedication – October 18

Artwork of Linda Ganus to be featured October 14-November 10

Bethlehem, Pa., October 3, 2008—A special moment during Moravian College Homecoming 2008 will occur when the H. Paty Eiffe Gallery Endowment Fund will be dedicated in Haupert Union on Saturday, October 18, at 11:00 a.m. H. Paty Eiffe will be the guest of honor at the program and the reception that mark opening of annual H. Paty Eiffe Gallery Exhibition that will begin at 10:30 a.m.

The festivities also will honor Linda Ganus, featured artist of the annual H. Paty Eiffe Invitational Series and Moravian College artist-lecturer. Her work is engaged with "uncanny narratives,” often presenting recognizable images in unexpected ways. “I am passionately interested in the interdependence of our senses,” says Linda, “ … seeing, hearing, feeling … the universality and particularity of the way we each experience the world.”  The H. Paty Eiffe exhibition featuring the work of Linda Ganus runs October 14 through November 10 in the HUB.

The H. Paty Eiffe Gallery Endowment Fund celebrates the 45th anniversary of H. Paty Eiffe’s arrival at Moravian College. Paty Eiffe, director of student activities and the Haupert Union for 32 years, Paty was a beloved colleague and mentor to many alumni. When she retired in 1995, funds were raised to establish the H. Paty Eiffe Gallery in Haupert Union in Paty’s honor. Spearheaded by Bettie Smolansky, professor of sociology, the new endowment fund aims to ensure ongoing financial support for the Gallery and its related activities.

The fund has already surpassed its minimum goal of $25,000, thanks to the generous support of alumni and friends. Additional gifts are encouraged before (and after) the dedication on October 18. To make a contribution in honor of H. Paty Eiffe and provide ongoing support for the Gallery, please make checks payable to Moravian College, with instructions to use for the H. Paty Eiffe Gallery endowment fund. Mail to: Development Office, Moravian College, 1200 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. Or, donate online at https://secure.moravian.edu/dev/donation.asp.

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.