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Bryon L. Grigsby '90 Named 16th President of Moravian College
Chief Academic Officer at Shenandoah University chosen to lead College and Seminary

PCN to Broadcast Moravian College Christmas Vespers Statewide
Program to air on Pennsylvania Cable Network, Blue Ridge Cable TV-13

Moravian College Offering Courses During New Winter Term
An innovative way to learn something new during winter break is being rolled out this year.

Moravian College Alumnus in Winner's Circle on Jeopardy!
Moravian College alumnus Noah Rachels '00 was in the winner's circle on the ABC television quiz show Jeopardy! on Thursday, December 6.

Moravian College to Honor Outstanding Alumni at Awards Ceremony
David Vasily '71 to receive Comenius Award, Betsy Puth '51 the Medallion of Merit

Students Lead Social Media Initiatives at Moravian College
College creates new Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube sites

Students Setting the Table for Community Holiday Meal for Bethlehem's Hungry
For the 14th consecutive year, Moravian College will host a holiday luncheon for residents of Bethlehem who might otherwise not be able to enjoy a seasonal feast.

Moravian to Host Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Moravian College will host the seventh annual Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies on Saturday, December 1, 2012.

NYC Environmental Protection Deputy Commissioner Paul Rush to Speak at Moravian
The New York City Water Supply System the focus of first ODK Leadership Lecture Series

Management Class Raises Funds for New Bethany Ministries Thanksgiving Meals
Management Professor Santo Marabella's class "Doing Good at Work" will be putting theory into practice when they present a check for more than $1,000 to Brandi Garofalo, director of the Mallard Hospitality Center at New Bethany Ministries.

Harry Connick Jr. Visiting Moravian Today to Rehearse with Students
Connick to work with Moravian Students and the Pa. Youth Theater on "The Happy Elf" production

Nigerian Writer Helon Habila to Visit Moravian College
Nigerian writer Helon Habila will visit Moravian College on Wednesday November 28 for a discussion and a reading from his most recent novel Oil on Water.

Moravian College's WRMC to Host All-Day "Estrogen Bomb"
Corrin Magditch '13 will host an "Estrogen Bomb" broadcast on WRMC, the college's radio station.

Local Children Selected to Sing Morning Star Solos at Vespers Services
Six local children have been selected to sing the solo portions of the traditional Moravian hymn "Morning Star" at the Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary Christmas Vespers services.

Exhibit to Celebrate 30 Years of Priscilla Payne Hurd's Contributions to Art at Moravian College
Program to exemplify benefactor's vision for Payne Gallery and its mission

Award-winning Documentary Journey of the Universe to be Screened at Moravian
Executive producers Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim will visit Moravian to discuss the film

Solar Power Expert to Speak at Moravian
Solar power expert Dr. Wayne Jones will discuss the application of nanotechnology during a talk at the monthly meeting of the Lehigh Valley section of the American Chemical Society.

Three Rock Bands to Perform at Moravian's Hound Sound Concert
Moravian College will hold a "Hound Sound" rock concert featuring the bands, Circa Survive, Carolina Liar, and twenty | one | pilots on Saturday, November 17.

Dr. Bridgette Brawner to Present Sipple Nursing Lecture at Moravian Focusing on Health Equity
Bridgette M. Brawner, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., will present "Sustainable Change: Health Equity Promotion through Active Community Engagement" at the annual Janet A. Sipple Lecture.

Moravian's AAUW Student Affiliates Celebrating Love Your Body Day
Moravian College's American Association of University Women (AAUW) student affiliates will be hosting an event to celebrate "Love Your Body Day".

Moravian College Dance Company Honored by Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission
The Moravian College Dance Company received the Arts Organization Award from the Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission during a community-wide reception.

Moravian Students and Alumni to Celebrate Homecoming Oct 12-13
Moravian College students and alumni will celebrate homecoming on Friday October 12 and Saturday October 13.

Moravian College Fall Open House for Prospective Students on October 20
Moravian College invites students to come and "pursue happiness" by visiting the campus on Saturday, October 20 for Moravian's annual Fall Open House.

Moravian Alumni to Grace Billboards in Lehigh Valley this Fall
Campaign highlights impact of Moravian alumni on people's lives in the Valley

Student Groups Collaborate to Promote Voter Registration
Voter registration efforts at Moravian College are in full swing thanks to the College's AAUW (American Association of University Women) Student Affiliate Group, College Democrats, Spectrum, and USG (United Student Government).

Moravian Named a "Best College" by The Princeton Review
Moravian College is one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review.

Moravian Students' Documentary Wins at 2012 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards
Documentary, Three Students, Three Expressions of Art, wins award for college production in arts and entertainment

A New Moravian Experience for Prospective Students
For the past year, the admissions department has been growing, changing and evolving.

Moravian College Theatre Company Offers A New Season of Performances
The Moravian College Theatre Company (MCTC) will offer an array of performances during the year that include a workshop, play readings, a student cabaret, and two full-scale theatre productions.

Moravian College Theatre Company Offers A New Season of Performances
The Moravian College Theatre Company (MCTC) will offer an array of performances during the year that include a workshop, play readings, a student cabaret, and two full-scale theatre productions.

A Night of Moravian Stars in Foy Concert Hall
Several members of the Moravian College music faculty come together for a "revue" evening on Saturday, September 22, 7:30 p.m. in Foy Concert Hall.

Moravian's Fall Convocation Signals Start of 2012-2113 Academic Year
Author, orator and activist Winona LaDuke will deliver Cohen Keynote Address

Baroque Music and Dance at Moravian on September 23
Moravian College music instructors and Baroque music specialists Robin Kani, flute and Linda Kistler, violin, joined by gamba and harpsichord players to offer an afternoon of early music on Sunday, September 23.

East Winds Quintet to Perform an Afternoon of Classical Music
The East Winds Quintet composed of Moravian College music instructors will blend their musical talents for an afternoon of music on Sunday, September 16, at 4:00 p.m. in Peter Hall.

Moravian College Attracts Another Quality Freshmen Class
Class of 2016 includes largest number of incoming students since 2008

Moravian to Focus on Issues of Sustainability in 2012-13
Innovative program promotes in-depth examination of complex issues

Bethlehem Conference on Moravian History and Music to be held October 11-14
Scholars, musicians and Moravian enthusiasts will explore the latest research on a wide range of topics related to Moravian history and music from the fifteenth to twentieth centuries.

Collaboration with PBS39 Earns Emmy Nomination for Moravian Students
A recent Moravian graduate and a current student were nominated for 2012 Emmy awards through the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Mid-Atlantic Chapter.

Moravian's Bookstore Now a Barnes & Noble College Enterprise
Anyone visiting the bookstore this summer has witnessed some extensive changes.

Moravian to Welcome Class of 2016 with Orientation Weekend
Highlights include Moravian Mile walk; Summer reading discussion, service learning project, and HOUNDfest 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama to Speak at Moravian College
Campaign Stop in Bethlehem for Grassroots Supporters in the Lehigh Valley

Michelle Obama inspires supporters at Johnston Hall
The First Lady brought her "It Takes One" message to a capacity crowd Thursday night

Robert Gratz '75 Joins Moravian College as Director of Leadership Giving
Robert Gratz '75 will join Moravian College as director of leadership giving on August 1.

Moravian College Names Students to Dean's Honor List for Spring 2012
Moravian College named 534 students to the Dean's Honor List for the spring 2012 semester.

Moravian's President Christopher M. Thomforde to Retire in 2013
President of both the College and the Seminary to retire after seven years of leadership

Moravian College Hosting Johns Hopkins Camp for Academically Gifted Students
Fifth to tenth graders take advanced level courses at camp for talented youth

Moravian College to Hold Summer Jazz Camp for Youths
Camper's Concert will be held on Friday, July 13 at 7:00 p.m. in Foy Hall

H. Paty Eiffe Gallery to Exhibit Photography by Richard Begbie
The H. Paty Eiffe Gallery at Moravian College will exhibit photography by Richard Begbie titled "Natural Selection."

Students Invited to Pursue their Passion Mondays at Moravian
New Summer Visit Program Focuses on Areas of Academic Interest

Kenneth Rampolla '79 Named Chair-Elect of Moravian's Board of Trustees
Lyn Trodahl Chynoweth '68 to step down as board chair in spring of 2013.

Moravian College to Celebrate Alumni Weekend - May 18-19
Founders Day to recognize 270 years of Moravian College for Women

The Moravian Master of Science in Human Resource Management Degree Receives National Recognition
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) renewed its certification of Moravian College Comenius Center's Master of Science in Human Resource Management (M.S.H.R.M.) program.

Moravian College to Host 12th Annual Bethlehem Guitar Festival
Moravian College will host the 12th Annual Bethlehem Guitar Festival beginning on Friday June 1.

Moravian Theological Seminary to Hold Commencement on May 12
The Ceremony will conclude the 205th academic year at the Seminary

Moravian College List of Candidates for Degree 2012
Commencement on May 12 will conclude the 270th academic year at Moravian College

Moravian College Announces New MBA Concentration in Business Analytics
New Concentration to Meets Need for Analysis in the Business Community

Moravian College to Hold Commencement on May 12
The Ceremony will conclude the 270th academic year at Moravian College

Book Signing with Novelist Joyce Hinnefeld at Moravian Book Shop
Joyce Hinnefeld, associate professor of English at Moravian College, will host a celebration and book signing for the paperback release of her second novel, Stranger Here Below.

Moravian Student Jamie Thierolf '12 Named a Fulbright Scholar
Thierolf is the 10th from Moravian to receive prestigious award in past 13 years

Moravian College Celebrates Student Volunteerism
More than 6,700 hours of service have been reported this year

Moravian College to Celebrate Earth Day Raising Awareness
Elm Tree to be planted; "Trash on the Patio" event to emphasize recycling

Annual Scholarship and Creative Endeavors Day on April 25
The 7th Annual Student Scholarship and Creative Endeavors Day was held on Wednesday, April 25.

Moravian College Partners with Community to Commemorate Civil War Anniversary
MCTC Joins with Touchstone to honor 150th anniversary of the Civil War with "A Resting Place"

Pianist Leon Bates to Perform with Moravian College Community Orchestra
Acclaimed pianist Leon Bates will be performing with the Moravian College Community Orchestra on Sunday, April 15, at 7:00 p.m. in Foy Concert Hall.

Moravian Choir to Perform Mendelssohn's Elijah
The Moravian College Choir will perform Mendelssohn's Elijah on Sunday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Foy Concert Hall.

Moravian Student Named Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact
Cory Creen (Brunswick, Maine), was recently named a Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact.

"Climate Change as New Apartheid" Topic of Talk at Moravian College
Diane Husic, professor and chair of biological sciences will give a talk on Monday, April 2, titled "Lessons from South Africa: Is Climate Change the "New Apartheid" of the 21st Century?"

Moravian College Dance Company Concert to be held March 30-31
37 Years of Dance at Moravian College

Congressman and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis to speak at Moravian College
The Congressman, activist, and author will discuss his role in the civil rights movement and issues of poverty and inequality

Alcohol Awareness Program at Moravian College
Aaron Cooksey will present "Make the Next Best Choice"

Moravian College to hold Spring Open House for Prospective Students
Program for High School Sophomores and Juniors and their parents - March 31

Brain Awareness Events Combine Fun and Learning
Each year, students from across the Lehigh Valley unite to promote brain awareness and mental health education to local families.

Moravian College to Celebrate as Haupert Union Building Turns 50
The HUB has served as center of campus activity for 5 decades

Moravian Professor Christie Gilson Named to Fulbright Scholarship Board
Gilson included among President Barack Obama's recent key administrative appointments

Green Energy Expert John Hanger to Discuss Marcellus Shale Gas Production
John Hanger, former secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will visit Moravian College for a talk examining Marcellus Shale Gas production.

Acclaimed Musician John Legend to Visit Moravian College
Nine-time Grammy winner to discuss social activism and eradicating poverty

Moravian College Names Students to Dean's Honor List for Fall 2011
Moravian College named 484 students to the Dean's Honor List for the fall 2011 semester.

Moravian Students Shine in PBS 39 Documentary on the Arts
"Three students, three expressions of art at Moravian," available to watch online

Comedy of "Cash Cab's" Ben Bailey Coming to Moravian College
Comedian Ben Bailey will be performing at Moravian College on Friday, March 23 at 8 p.m., in Johnston Hall.

Moravian College Unveils New 10,000 sq. ft. Fitness Center
Campus Community attends Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of new state-of-the-art fitness center

Growth in Africa the Focus of Lecture at Moravian College
Moravian College will hold a talk examining new perspectives on Africa and how misconceptions of Africa actually damage the potential it has for scientific and economic growth.

Pa. State Budget's Impact on Children and Families Focus of Policy Summit
Program to examine Pa. state budget impact on low-income children and families

Moravian College Wind Ensemble to Perform in Concert
Concerto contest winner Melissa Zirkel '13 to be featured performer

Lively Discussion with Rev. Jesse Jackson at Moravian College
Reverend Jesse Jackson visited Moravian today for a discussion focusing on issues of poverty and inequality.

Vagina Monologues to Help Awareness of Domestic Abuse
The sorority Alpha Sigma Alpha will host "The Vagina Monologues" on Sunday, February 12.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson to Speak at Moravian College on February 14
Civil rights leaders to address issues of poverty and inequality

Duo of Kani and Kistler to Perform Gems from the Baroque Period
Flutist Robin Kani and violinist Linda Louise Kistler will present "A Baroque Recreation: Gems of the Era Played on Period Instruments."

Award-winning Native American Singer to Perform at Moravian
Cherokee Michael Jacobs is an award-winning musician in the Native American community

Naomi Gal's Novel "Soap Opera" is her 17th Book
Inspired by the way the media sensationalizes everlasting love and happy endings

Theatre Company's Original Musical "Frankly" Opens at Moravian
Writer and director, Alanah Cervantes '12, delivers a lighthearted look at doom

Payne Gallery to Exhibit Tobin's Exploded Clay and Glass
Payne Gallery at Moravian College will exhibit noted sculptor Steve Tobin's unique works of exploded clay during "Tobin Explodes," which will run from January 26 to March 4.

Post-9/11 culture is examined in new book
Kelly Denton-Borhaug, associate professor and chair of the religion department, traces the lasting link between U.S. war culture and sacrifice in her first book.

Dave Roth Trio to Feature Songs of Love from the American Songbook
The Dave Roth Trio will perform an evening of acoustic jazz featuring select love songs from American songbook composers.

Rostock Quintet to Perform Classic Film Tunes Jazz Style
Classic tunes from the film world will be interpreted in a jazz style during a concert featuring Moravian College Artist/Lecturer Paul Rostock and his quintet.

Russian Masterworks for Piano and Strings at Moravian
The trio of Arianna Goldiina, piano, Inna Eyzerovich, violin, and David Moulton, cello, will present "Russian Masterworks for Piano and Strings".

Moravian to hold Renaissance & Baroque Dance Workshop
Moravian College will hold a "Renaissance & Baroque Dance Workshop" led by The New York Historical Dance Society.

Moravian to Celebrate MLK Legacy with Interfaith Service
Moravian College will celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with an interfaith service on Monday, January 16th.