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Moravian College Opens New Fitness Center
Moravian College unveiled its new state-of-the-art fitness center this week, to rave reviews.

Psychology Professor Michelle Schmidt Authors Book on Friendships in Childhood
Book examines what clinicians and parents can do to help children who struggle with making friends

Moravian Psychology Professor Dana Dunn Develops Online Resource for Scholars
For over a year, Psychology Professor Dana S. Dunn, Moravian College, has been working with Oxford University Press on a new scholarly bibliography resource.

A New Look for Moravian College
Just in time for the new year, Moravian College is rolling out the Moravian star logo.

The Campaign for Moravian Begins its Public Phase
More than 200 friends and supporters of Moravian College gathered last Friday night at the Hotel Bethlehem for the kick-off of the College's first public comprehensive capital campaign.

A Very Special Student is Raising Awareness One Chuckle at a Time
Shane Burcaw '14, a student with spinal muscular atrophy, is fast becoming a blogosphere star.

Students to Learn about Leadership from Retired Brigadier General
Rebecca "Becky" Halstead to conduct workshop for students on leadership

Moravian College to Honor Distinguished Alumni
Joseph C. L. Merola '64, M.D. to receive prestigious Comenius Award

Moravian College Issues Health Advisory
A female undergraduate Moravian student who commutes to campus and does not live in College housing is suspected to have a case of meningitis.

Partnership with Albright College offers Early Admission to Master's Degree Programs at Moravian
Albright College students may now seek early admission to graduate business programs at Moravian College under a partnership agreement approved recently by both institutions.

Moravian students to take a stand against AIDS
Moravian College students and interested community members will form a human awareness ribbon Thursday, December 1, in honor of World AIDS Day.

Gifts of Art Take Root at Moravian College
Moravian acquires works by renowned sculptor Steve Tobin.

Moravian College to Host Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Moravian College will host the Sixth Annual Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies on Saturday, December 3.

Original Jazz Opera a First for Moravian's Musical Theatre
"The Real Book of Gig," will make its world premiere

Feature Twirler Alyssa "Ali" Missmer Winning Competitions with Baton
Alyssa Missmer, Moravian College Marching Band's feature twirler, represented the band off the field recently at the Twirling Unlimited (TU) Regional and National baton twirling competitions.

Lehigh Valley Colleges Partner to Celebrate Photography for a Unique Exhibition
The H. Paty Eiffe Gallery at Moravian College will hold the exhibit "Spectrum: works by photo professors from the Lehigh Valley," from October 31- November 21, 2011.

Moravian Theological Seminary to Rededicate Newly Renovated Bahnson Center
Event marks celebration of successful campaign -- A Mission that Matters

Moravian College Homecoming Weekend - October 21-23
Hundreds of Moravian alumni will return to their alma mater for the 2011 Homecoming Weekend.

Duet of Robin Kani and Martha Schrempel to perform "French Masters"
Moravian faculty members and well known musicians, Robin Kani, flute, and Martha Schrempel, piano, join as a duet on Saturday October 29, 2011.

Alan Gaumer to Perform "A Tribute to Jazz Trumpeters" at Moravian College
Moravian College's jazz trumpet artist and lecturer Alan Gaumer, will perform "A Tribute to Jazz Trumpeters" on Thursday October 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Foy Concert Hall.

Moravian College to Hold Fall Open House on October 29
Prospective Students Urged to Pursue their Passions for Learning

The Lehigh Valley Suzuki Workshop at Moravian October 21-22
The Lehigh Valley Suzuki Workshop, back for its fourth year at Moravian College, will be held in Peter Hall on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22.

The Promise of Moravian is Captured in Website Redesign
The college website is the first place most prospective students and their parents turn to when investigating schools.

Theatre Company Opens Season with "Tooth and Claw"
The Moravian College Theatre Company will perform a reading of Michael Hollinger's "Tooth and Claw," a thought-provoking thriller that explores evolution, extinction, and the nature of Charles Darwin's "struggle for life."

2011 Fall Convocation Puts Poverty and Inequality In Focus
This year's IN FOCUS theme, Poverty and Inequality, was launched with Jonathan Kozol's keynote speech at Convocation during September.

Moravian's Neuroscience Program Receives Award
The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience has been selected to receive the 2011 Chapter-of-the-Year Award.

Moravian's Fall Convocation to Celebrate Start of 2011-12 Academic Year
Social justice advocate Jonathan Kozol to deliver Cohen Keynote Address

Moravian College Theatre Company to Present Action-Packed Season
This year, The Moravian College Theatre Company presents an action-packed season featuring three world premieres, five play readings, a student cabaret, a guest performance, and a workshop.

Moravian's Fall Convocation to Celebrate Start of 2011-12 Academic Year
Social justice advocate Jonathan Kozol to deliver Cohen Keynote Address

LVAIC Africana Consortium to hold Lecture at Lehigh University
Dr. Bernard L. Bongang to dicsuss media and state conflicts in Cameroon

Moravian College to Commemorate Tenth Anniversary of 9/11
To commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11, Moravian College will hold a campus-wide event.

Moravian College to Celebrate Family Day - September 17
Moravian College will welcome family members and friends of the college on Saturday, September 17, to experience campus life during the annual Family Day fall celebration.

Recital to Feature "French Sonatas for Violin and Piano"
Violinist Inna Eyzerovich, is joined by pianist Holly Roadfeldt

Seismometers at Moravian College Measure Intensity of Virginia Earthquake
As the buildings shook and employees streamed outside, seismometers at Moravian College got a jolt from today's a 5.9 magnitude temblor based in Virginia that sent tremors from the nation's capital to New York City and New England.

Moravian College Attracts Another Diverse Freshmen Class
Class of 2015 includes second largest number of students from historically under-represented groups

Moravian to Welcome Class of 2015 with Orientation Weekend
Highlights include Moravian Mile walk; Summer reading discussion, service learning project, and HOUNDfest 2011

Dan DeChellis Trio to Perform Original Jazz at Moravian College
The Dan DeChellis Trio will perform at Moravian College on Friday, September 9, at 7:30 p.m., in Peter Hall.

Dan DeChellis Trio to Perform Original Jazz at Moravian College
The Dan DeChellis Trio will perform at Moravian College on Friday, September 9, at 7:30 p.m., in Peter Hall.

Guitar Virtuoso John Arnold to Perform at Moravian
Guitar virtuoso John Arnold will celebrate the music of Spain during his concert at Moravian College titled "Espana! Music of Spain for Guitar and Flute. "

Professor Stacey Zaremba Honored by YWCA of Bethlehem for Volunteerism
Zaremba to serve as president of the Bethlehem YWCA Board of Directors

Moravian College Named Among the "Best 376 Colleges" by Princeton Review
Moravian College offers students an outstanding undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review.

Moravian College to Hold Summer Jazz Camp for Youths
Camper's Concert will be held on Friday, July 15 at 7:00 p.m. in Foy Hall

Scot Dapp Named Director of Athletics & Recreation; Jeff Pukszyn Promoted to Head Football
Moravian College President Christopher M. Thomforde announced today that Scot Dapp has been named the school's director of athletics and recreation effective immediately.

Moravian College Student Chosen for National Leadership Development Program
Moravian College student Michael Facchiano '12 has recently participated in a one-of-a-kind leadership development program through his fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Professor Anne Dutlinger receives Fulbright Scholar Award
This prestigious award will allow her to spend two semesters living in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, where she will work with students at Algoma University, which is about 35 percent First Nation (indigenous) students.

Moravian College to Host 11th Annual Bethlehem Guitar Festival
Martin Guitar sponsored headliner concert to feature Woody Mann

List of 2011 Candidates for Graduation from Moravian College
The Ceremony will conclude the 269th academic year at Moravian College

Graduate M. Blair Gericke's Moravian Roots Run Deep
Direct descendant of College's founder Countess Benigna to receive B.S. degree in nursing

Moravian College to Hold Commencement on May 14
The Ceremony will conclude the 269th academic year at Moravian College

Moravian's Leadership Honor Society ODK Presents Awards
Moravian College's Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), recently presented awards to students, faculty, and staff at its annual Leadership Recognition Reception and Awards Ceremony.

Moravian College Chemistry Professors and Students Publish Research on Potential New Cancer Drugs
Two Moravian College faculty members and three of their former student advisees have collaborated on research that could lead to effective new DNA-binding drugs for difficult to treat cancers.

Moravian's Cynthia Dretel '10 Receives Prestigious Fulbright Scholarship
A Moravian College alumna Cynthia Dretel '10 was recently named a Fulbright Scholar, the eighth Moravian College student to be awarded a prestigious Fulbright in the last twelve years.

Phenology Project and Earth Week at Moravian College Starts Saturday
Moravian College will participate in a Phenology project in conjunction with the Eastern Pennsylvania Phenology Project.

Environmental Policy Expert Eban Goodstein to Speak April 20
Earth matters at Moravian. To promote sustainability and celebrate Earth Day on campus, the College will host a series of green events throughout April.

Football Team Partners to Promote Bone Marrow Donation
Get In the Game, Save A Life Program Registration drive, April 20

Standardized Test Scores Now Optional for Applicants to Moravian College
Moravian College has joined a growing list of colleges and universities who have opted to make standardized tests optional for all applicants.

Biology Professor Frank Kuserk Publishes 100th Review
His review of the book Evolution Since Darwin: The First 150 Years, will appear in the April edition of Science Books & Films

Moravian Choir to Perform Works of Britten, Braham, Beach
The Moravian College Choir will perform on Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Foy Concert Hall.

Student Investment Club Wins Asset Management Competition
Moravian's Amrhein Club Had the best risk-adjusted performance among college competing

Rally and March to Raise Awareness of Violence
Moravian College will take part in a "Take Back the Night" March and Rally against all forms of violence on Thursday, April 7.

Moravian College Women's Chorus to Perform 18th Century Music from the Venetian Ospedali
The Moravian College Women's Chorus will present a concert of "18th Century Music from the Venetian Ospedali" under the direction of Eduardo Azzati on Saturday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Foy Concert Hall.

Climate Change Expert Professor Diane Husic to Discuss Ecological Monitoring
Talk aimed at increasing involvement of residence in reducing impact of climate change

Moravian to Host Conference on German Studies
Undergraduate students will present research at Moravian College in a variety of fields related to the German-speaking world, including literature, film and culture, history, religion, music, political science, economics, and natural sciences.

Moravian College Community Orchestra to Perform with Guitarist John Arnold
Guitarist John Arnold will be a featured in a performance of the Moravian College Community Orchestra on Sunday, April 10.

Scholar Minxin Pei to Discuss China During Visit to Moravian College
Talk part of CHINA|INFOCUS programming of lectures, discussions, fun, and food

LVHN's Dr. Jarrett Patton to Speak at Moravian College
Conversations with Community Leaders Series Continues

Payne Gallery Exhibit is "From the Page's Edge: Water in Literature and Art"
Exhibit "Treasures from Home" in the Upper Gallery

Noted Author and Photo Artist A.D. Coleman to Speak at Moravian
Noted author and photo artist A.D. Coleman will present a cross-section of contemporary/documentary photography during his talk "China: Insights" on Tuesday, March 29.

Moravian to Host LVAIC Africana Symposium on Africa, Expression, Oppression
Distinguished Professors Davarian Baldwin and Guthrie Ramsey to present keynote talks

Moravian Dance Company to Mark 36 Years with Spring Concert
The Moravian College Dance Company will present their 36th annual spring concert Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26.

Prayer Vigil for Japan at Moravian College Today at 11:35 p.m.
Members of the Moravian College community will gather for a Prayer Vigil to express condolences and unity with the people of Japan.

Moravian College Fall 2010 Dean's Honor List
More than 487 undergraduate students in the day program earned dean's list standing for the fall 2010 semester at Moravian College

Moravian Community Celebrating Holi the Spring Festival of Colors
Colored powders will fly when Moravian College celebrates Holi the Spring Festival of Colors on Sunday, March 20.

Noted Defense Attorney Jonathan Marks '65 Will Speak at Philosophy Conference March 26
Moravian's second annual Lehigh Valley Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, March 26, will feature Jonathan Marks '65, who is perhaps best known as the defender of Mark David Chapman, who murdered John Lennon.

Moravian College BIG Band to Perform Toons' Tunes
Neil Wetzel, director of jazz studies at Moravian College, will lead the Moravian College BIG Band as they perform Toons' Tunes on Friday, April 8.

Brain Awareness Week in the Lehigh Valley to Run March 14 to 20
This year's theme focuses on neurological disorders in children

Moravian College Awarded Major Grant to Aid Community College Transfers
National Science Foundation will fund Scholars in Mathematics and Computer Science Program

Dixieland Jazz Septet to Perform at Moravian College
The sounds of Dixieland Jazz will fill Foy Hall when Alan Gaumer, trumpet, and Neil Wetzel, clarinet, and their septet perform at Moravian College on Thursday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Veteran Reflects as Peace Corps Marks 50th Anniversary March 1
Gary L. Dologite, director of the Human Resource Management Program in the Comenius Center at Moravian College recalls his time in the Peace Corps serving in Guatemala.

Stephen J. Jones named Chair of Moravian College President's Advisory Council
Stephen J. Jones, a senior vice president and general manager of Tonnage Gases, Equipment and Energy at Air Products, will chair the President's Advisory Council at Moravian College.

Computer Science Students Work on Groundbreaking Software
jAmaseis collects data about earthquakes as they occur and makes it available over the Internet

New Book Co-Edited by Dana Dunn Describes Best Tech Practices
Practical information for using technology in higher education academic programs

History of Hip Hop Topic of Black History Month Talk at Moravian College
Kashi Johnson, associate professor of theatre at Lehigh University, will present "Hip Hop History: Beats, Rhymes & Life," at Moravian on Monday, February 21.

Conversations with Community Leaders Series Continues at Moravian College
Roberta Marcus, past president of the PSBA - March 1

Social Justice Scholar James H. Cone to Speak at Moravian
Scholar James H. Cone, Charles A. Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary, will present "Linking the Earth's Crisis with the Crisis in the Human Family," at Moravian.

Comedian Bo Burnham to Perform at Moravian College
Comedian and YouTube celebrity Bo Burnham will perform at Moravian College on Friday, March 18 at 8:00 p.m., in Johnston Hall.

Moravian College Coach Scot Dapp named Chair of NCAA Football Rules Committee
Moravian College head football coach Scot Dapp has been named the chair of the NCAA Football Rules Committee for the remainder of his term on the committee until September 2012.

Lindsey Hughes named Assistant Director of Moravian Scholarship Fund
Moravian College recently named Lindsey S. Hughes as the assistant director of the Moravian Scholarship Fund.

Delta Omicron Spring Musicale on February 13
The talented students of the music honors society Delta Omicron will present their Spring Musicale on Sunday, February 13 at 4:00 p.m. in Peter Hall.

Moravian College Wind Ensemble to Perform February 25
Moravian College Wind Ensemble Instrumental Concerto Competition winner Caitlin Worrich '12, Bethlehem, Pa., trombone, will be the feature performer during the Wind Ensemble Concert on Friday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Foy Concert Hall.

An Afternoon of Jazz Vespers at College Hill Moravian Church
Moravian College faculty members, Neil Wetzel, saxophone, Skip Wilkins, piano, Gary Rissmiller, drums, Paul Rostock, bass, & Alan Gaumer, trumpet, join forces with the Moravian College Choir to present a Duke Ellington inspired service.

Moravian to Host 25th Annual Student Mathematics Conference
Moravian College will host the 25th Annual Student Mathematics Conference on Saturday, February 26 in the Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex.

Moravian College Community Orchestra to Perform Works of Beethoven, Borodin, Ravel
The Moravian College Community Orchestra will be joined by Linda Louise Kistler, violin, David Moulton, cello, and Martha Schrempel, piano, to perform Beethoven's Triple Concerto on Sunday, February 27 at 7:00 p.m. in Foy Concert Hall.

Paretta's New Book Motivates Readers to Overcome Debt
Amassing significant credit card debt is as much a behavioral problem as it is financial, suggests Joe Paretta, adjunct professor at Moravian College, in his new book Mastering the Card: Say Goodbye to Credit Card Debt Forever.

Book Co-Authored by Dana Dunn Offers New Model for Program Assessment
"The idea is to develop benchmarking criteria that are authentic," Says Dunn

Two Part Invention to Perform Nocturnes & Lullabies at Moravian College
Two Part Invention will perform music by Giuliani, Tarrega, Molino, Paganini, Chopin, Schubert, and others on Saturday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Peter Hall, Moravian College.

Moravian College Hosting National Academic Quiz Tournaments
Moravian College will host the Association of College Unions International Region 3 and 4 Sectional Championship Tournament of the National Academic Quiz Tournaments.

Jamie Tworkowski to Discuss Depression, Addiction, Suicide
Founder of "To Write Love On Her Arms" to visit College on February 22

Lehigh Valley Immigration Depicted in Collective Memory Project
Moravian College to host reception and Community Forum on February 8

Shelley Speirs named Director of the Moravian Scholarship Fund
Moravian College recently named Shelley A. Speirs as director of the Moravian Scholarship Fund.

Dixieland Jazz Septet to Perform at Moravian College
The sounds of Dixieland Jazz will fill Foy Hall when Alan Gaumer, trumpet, and Neil Wetzel, clarinet, and their septet perform on Thursday, February 3.

Bethlehem YMCA names Moravian Professor Michelle Schmidt First Female Board President
Michelle E. Schmidt was recently named board president by The Bethlehem YMCA, becoming the first female to be named to the position.

Moravian's Career Center Programs Prepare Students for Life after Graduation
The Career Center at Moravian College will implement a variety of programs throughout the semester to help students prepare for life after graduation, find jobs, internships, and get into graduate school.

Pete Smyser Quartet to perform at Moravian College
The Pete Smyser Quartet will perform interpretations of some of Jerome Kern's songs on Sunday, January 30 at 4:00 p.m. in Foy Concert Hall.

Professor Anne Dutlinger to Explain How Holocaust Prisoners Used Art as a Strategy for Survival
Illustrated Talk to Commemorate Holocaust Memorial Week

Moravian Choir to Perform as Part of "Lift Your Voice" Gospel Workshop
Lift Your Voice! A Choral Concert Featuring the Moravian Choir & Invited High School Singers

State Representative and Alumnus Robert Freeman '78 to Speak at Moravian
Moravian continues to host Conversations with Community Leaders Series in 2011

The Dave Roth Trio Evening of Classic Jazz at Moravian College
The Dave Roth Trio will perform a menu of songbook standards and classic jazz compositions in the intimate setting of Foy Concert Hall.

Violinist Linda Louise Kistler to Perform the Music of J.S. Bach
Violin virtuoso Linda Louise Kistler will present A Baroque Potpourri - The Music of J.S. Bach and His Family.

Graduate Business Faculty Receives Best Paper Award for Medical Errors Research
Dr. Monica Law recently received the Best Paper Award from the 2010 International Business and Economics Research Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Textbook Rental Program at Moravian Aims to Reduce Cost for Students
Students buying books for the spring semester at Moravian will have the option of renting some of their books thanks to a new pilot program the College is testing.

Payne Gallery to Open with Exhibit of Dramatic Works by Talented Physician Emilio Dilorio
The Frank E. and Seba B. Payne Gallery of Moravian College recently announced its schedule of exhibits for the spring 2011 semester.

Moravian to Celebrate MLK with Interfaith Service and Lecture
Scholar James H. Cone to discuss the crisis in the human family and the earth