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Moravian College to Celebrate Family Day – September 15

Bethlehem, Pa., September 11, 2007—Moravian College will welcome family member and friends of the college on Saturday, September 15, to experience campus life during the annual Family Day fall celebration. Events begin at the HUB kiosk from 9:00 to 10:45 a.m. 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.

Professors wear many hats, and Dr. Kelly Krieble, associate professor of Physics, will discuss and share experiences about a typical day in the life of a Moravian College professor in her Got Faculty talk.

Jennifer Creamer, 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.  She will explain why studying abroad is such a critical and exciting experience for a liberal arts education.

Moravian Students on the Move will be facilitated by Phyllis Walsh, coordinator of community service at Moravian College. The session highlights what students are doing in their “spare” time, such as involvement in environmental issues, building homes for the less fortunate, addressing student concerns, and investing in the stock market.

A Tailgate Party luncheon is planned from 11:00 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.

Luncheon: No charge to students on the meal plan; $5.00 for children 12 and under; $8.50 for all others.

At 1:00 p.m. families will have the option to attend the Moravian vs. Lebanon Valley football game at Rocco Calvo Field; Moravian vs. Hunter tennis match at the Hoffman Tennis Courts; or Moravian vs. Wilkes women’s soccer at the HUB Quad.

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 HUB Pavilion the art of pysanky (Ukrainian Easter egg decorating) will be demonstrated, while at the Collier Hall of Science, Dr. Joseph Gerencher, professor of earth science will conduct a fascinating adventure in science, or folks may choose to see the film, Shrek the Third, in Prosser Auditorium.

Following the football game, all are invited to attend Mass in Borhek Chapel.  The day will conclude with, Jazz au Jus dinner buffet, in the HUB dining room from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. featuring fine cuisine and smooth jazz tunes for a delicious experience.  No charge for students on the meal plan; $6.00 for children 12 and under; $9.50 for all others.

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.