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Faculty Authors' Stories to Inspire Students to Pursue Passions

"Pursue Your Passion: How to Make Sense of Your World"- November 16

Bethlehem, Pa., November 10, 2010--Six Moravian College faculty members who have recently authored books will share their personal stories of determination and perseverance in pursuing their interests during a community discussion on Tuesday, November 16 at 7 p.m. in Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex, Room 102. The public is invited to attend and admission is free.

The program, "Pursue Your Passion: How to Make Sense of Your World," will serve to inspire young people to work hard and follow their dreams in order to realize success and develop a deeper personal enjoyment in life. The event is open to the public and admission is free of charge.

Some of the faculty members have published books in areas related to their discipline, such as Professor Gary Kaskowitz who teaches marketing and wrote a book on President Obama's use of branding or English Professor Joyce Hinnefeld's who recently penned the novel Stranger Here Below. Others like Economics Professor James West has written a book of poetry, Wayward, a personal passion he shares with his academic teachings. Professor Joel Nathan Rosen describes the correlation between social trends, athletes and athletics in The Erosion of the American Sporting Ethos: Shifting Attitudes Towards Competition. Professor Mark Harris will be discussing his book Grave Matters: A Journey Through the Modern Funeral Industry to a Natural Way of Burial which focuses on ways to have more eco-friendly burials. And Professor Jason Radine explores the developments in the study of ancient New Eastern prophecy in The Book of Amos in Emergent Judah.

"As college students, we learn to brand ourselves, to make a mark that is recognized to be authentically ours," notes Anne Joseph, member of the student Moravian Marketing Group. "It's important for us to discover our passions and learn to make the most our unique qualities in order to have a positive impact on the world. That is when our true voice will be heard."

Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Anyone who anticipates needing any type accommodation or who has questions about the physical access provided should contact Anne Joseph at 862-485-4256 or email stasj01@moravian.edu.

Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex is located on Locust Street right off of Main Street into the Moravian Campus in Bethlehem, Pa. For more information, call 610 861-1491 or visit Moravian College on the Web at: www.moravian.edu.