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Moravian College to Celebrate Alumni Weekend – May 18-19

Founders Day to recognize 270 years of Moravian College for Women

Bethlehem, Pa., May 16, 2012—Moravian College alumni will return to campus for a weekend celebration complete with reunions, reminiscing, and fun-filled activities on Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19.

Highlights include the gala dinner at the elegant Hotel Bethlehem with soft jazz music provided by the Dave Roth Trio, featuring Dave Roth '85 on piano; Paul Rostock on bass and Glenn Davis on drums.

On Saturday, guests will attend a Lifelong Learning Seminar and Gourmet Dessert Reception. The Lifelong Learning seminar, Global Greyhounds, will feature talks by Grace Ji-Sun Kim, associate professor of doctrinal theology, Brian Corvino ’02, and John Mikovits ’08.

Alumni are invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Haupert Union Building (HUB), beginning at 3 p.m. in the Pavilion, with a selection of delectable gourmet desserts and beverages, while enjoying the music of the Jazz Hounds, led by associate professor of music, Neil Wetzel.

In conjunction with Alumni Weekend, on Friday, May 18, the 270th Founder’s Day for Moravian College for Women will be celebrated. The Hurd Campus will come alive for A Morning on Church Street which will feature a reception in Hearst Hall, a Moravian Lovefeast in Peter Hall, and a light lunch in Clewell Dining Hall, followed by a Lifelong Learning program featuring Bette Kovach ’75, who will present Bethlehem Steel: The Final Quarter Century. Kovach worked in corporate communications at Bethlehem Steel from 1976 to 200. She, collaborated with the award winning photographer Peter Treiber on her book that chronicles the final years of the celebrated American industrial icon.

The following classes will be celebrating their milestone reunions during Alumni Weekend: ’77, ’72, ’67, ’62, ’57, ’52 ’47, and ’42. Visit www.moravian.edu/alumniweekend for all the details.

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 Kathi Roman at Katro@moravian.edu or 610 625-7880.

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. Moravian partners with students to build a strong foundation for their future. Visit the College’s Web site at www.moravian.edu.