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PCN to Broadcast Moravian College Christmas Vespers Statewide
Program to air on Pennsylvania Cable Network on Christmas Eve.

Moravian to Hold Open House for Accelerated Program in Nursing for College Graduates
Open House will be held on Monday, January 6, and Saturday, February 1

Moravian Students Pitch Lehigh Valley IronPigs Baseball Promotional Calendars
As part of a semester-long partnership and project with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Moravian class divided into five teams and created promotional calendars for the Philadelphia Phillies' minor league organization's 2014 season.

Moravian College Alumni to be Honored at 13th Annual Awards Ceremony
James M. Stevens '73 to receive Comenius Award, late Roy Goshorn '58 to receive Medallion of Merit

Nicole Tabor's New Book Explores Genre, Gender in Three Significant Modernist Works
Gender, Genre, and the Myth of Human Singularity Examines Categorization

Moravian College to Provide Holiday Meal for Bethlehem's Less Fortunate
For the 15th consecutive year, Moravian College will host a holiday luncheon for underprivileged residents of Bethlehem who might otherwise not be able to enjoy a seasonal meal.

Moravian Faculty Members and Administrators to Serve Students Thanksgiving Dinner
Nearly 60 faculty and staff volunteers help bring tradition back to campus November 20

Award-Winning Writer Stephanie Powell Watts to Speak at Moravian College
"The State of the American Short Story" a Reading and Discussion - December 4

An Array of Musical Performances at Moravian College this Weekend
The Choir, Moravian College Community Orchestra, and Ensembles to perform

Moravian College English Department to hold Social featuring Moravian Alumni
Moravian College's English Department will be hosting a Social for students on Thursday, November 21 in the Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex (PPHAC).

Panel of Moravian College Alumni to Discuss the Legal Profession
Five prominent Moravian College alumni working in the legal profession will return to campus for a talk with students on Thursday, November 21.

Google Finds Its Next Computer Expert in Moravian College Faculty Member
Moravian College's loss is Google's gain. Matt Lang, assistant professor of computer science at Moravian College since 2009, has been hired away by the American multinational corporation Google Inc.

"Everything but the Candles" Vespers Preview Concert at Moravian
A concert featuring all of the music of Moravian College's Christmas Vespers performed by the College Choir, Women's Chorus, Brass Ensemble, and other ensembles will be held on November 15.

Moravian College Group to Attend UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw
A group from Moravian College will be headed off to Warsaw, Poland this weekend to attend the annual United Nations Framework Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) Conference.

Children Selected to Sing Morning Star Solo 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 later this fall.

Moravian College Theatre Company to Present David Auburn's "Proof"
Works by artists Steve Tobin and Michael Wysochansky enhance production.

Award-winning Jazz Saxophonist Phil Woods to Perform at Moravian College
The Moravian College Music Department has partnered with the Pennsylvania Jazz Collective (PJC), an area nonprofit arts organization, to present the collective's second annual Jazz Series, featuring Grammy Award-winning jazz alto saxophonist Phil Woods.

Workshop for Vocalists to be held at Moravian College
The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Association of Teachers Singing will be hosting "Vocal Wellness Strategies" at Moravian College on Sunday, November 3.

Payne Gallery Now Showing "Installation in Paper: An Exhibit by Jeong Yun and Choon Yun"
Payne Gallery at Moravian College is currently exhibiting "Installations in Paper" which will run through to December 15.

Moravian College named a Best Value in Private College by Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Moravian ranked #89 among liberal arts college nationwide for academic quality and affordability

Art Education Conference to Promote Awareness, Teaching Practices
Moravian College Hosts Events, Exhibition; Baxter to Receive Award

Yale University Professor Mary Moller to present Sipple Nursing Lecture
Growing concerns about mental health issues to be discussed

Award-winning journalist Chris Hedges to speak at Moravian
Hedges is Moravian's 7th Peace and Justice Scholar in Residence

Early Music Ensemble to perform at Moravian College
The Early Music Ensemble of Moravian College will present "Scholarship in Performance," on Sunday, October 27 at 7:00 in Peter Hall.

Moravian Professor Santo Marabella Authors Book of Workplace Advice
The Practical Prof: Simple Lessons for Anyone Who Works

Payne Gallery Announces Exhibition Schedule for 2013-14
Payne Gallery at Moravian College recently announced the schedule of exhibits for the 2013-14 season.

Moravian College Ecology Students Inventory Campus Trees
Scotch Elm Tree on Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus Measured for Record

Moravian College Theatre Company Announces Entertaining Season of Performances
The Moravian College Theatre Company (MCTC) will present eight productions (including a Friday night play reading series) and two workshops, in what will be an entertaining and educational year of performances during the 2013-14 season.

Moravian Names Rev. Dr. Christine L. Nelson Director of Seminary Advancement
Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary recently named the Rev. Dr. Christine L. Nelson to the position of director of seminary advancement.

Homecoming at Moravian College to be Held October 4-5
Hundreds of Moravian alumni will return to their alma mater for the 2013 Homecoming Weekend on Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5.

Moravian College to Hold Fall Open House - October 26
Moravian College will welcome high school juniors and seniors and their families at its Fall Open House on Saturday, October 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Moravian Adds Accelerated Program in Nursing for College Graduates
Students can earn a B.S. degree in nursing in 16 months

Family Day at Moravian College this Weekend
Family members and friends of Moravian College students are invited to experience campus life on Saturday, September 21.

Diane Radycki's New Book Examines Life and Work of Paula Modersohn-Becker
Moravian's art historian offers compelling biography and analysis of the German modernist painter

Moravian College Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month
Moravian College will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with a number of events in the coming weeks.

Ecology Class to Inventory Trees on Moravian's Campuses
Students to work with Bartlett Tree Experts to create database inventory

Moravian College Going Google with New MoCoMail System
Students Can Collaborate More Easily with MocoMail, Google Apps

Moravian Professor Joel Nathan Rosen Edits Book Examining Female Athletes and Reputations
Venus and Serena Williams, Martina Navratilova and Danica Patrick among those examined

Oxford Professor to Present European Perspective on Climate Change
Moravian College will hold a lecture by Oxford Professor Ken Addison," Climate Change: European Policy and Perspectives" on Monday, September 16.

Film and Panel Discussion to Examine Federal Reserve
Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve to be screened and discussed

Moravian College Attracts Another Quality Freshmen Class
Class of 2017 has strong record of leadership and community service

Moravian College to Become an All-MacBook Pro and iPad Campus
Students entering in fall 2014 will be issued MacBook Pro laptop and iPad

Moravian Students to Sample Local Arts Scene through "Arts On The Move"
Unique program provides free tickets to students to increase their exposure to the arts in the community.

Health Care is the Focus of Moravian's Themed Programs for 2013-14
Innovative program promotes in-depth examination of complex issues

Moravian to Welcome Class of 2017 with Orientation Weekend
Highlights include Moravian Mile walk; summer reading discussion, service learning project, and HOUNDfest 2013.

Moravian College Receives NEH Grant to Educate Teachers About Bach
Moravian College has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to fund a teacher-education institute.

The 1742 Experience Readies Moravian Students for Service in Bethlehem
Students help the community through pre-orientation service immersion program

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 College Professor Eva Marikova Leeds Examines Women's Sports and Economics in New Book
Collection of essays focus on legal, social and economic forces that affect the experiences of female athletes

Moravian College Achieves "All-Steinway School" Status
College earns designation with gift from estate of late Betty Louise Aierstock Moore '45

Moravian Ranks High Among Pennsylvania Schools for Return on Investment
College rated No. 26 among 401 colleges and universities statewide by AffordableCollegesOnline.org

Moravian Music Festival to be Held July 14 to 20
Moravian College and Central Moravian Church will host The Moravian Music Festival, a week filled with music, laughter, fellowship, study, and opportunities for worship and spiritual growth.

Bryon L. Grigsby '90 Begins Tenure as 16th President of Moravian College
Bryon L. Grigsby '90 began his tenure as 16th president of Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary on July 1, 2013.

Moravian Student Rianne Stowell '13 Named a Fulbright Scholar
Stowell is the 11th from Moravian to receive prestigious award in past 14 years

Moravian College Providing Private Music Lessons
The Moravian College Music Institute is providing private music lessons on all instruments for students of all ages and levels during summer until Friday, August 16.

Moravian College to Host Lehigh Valley Classical Guitar Festival
The Moravian College Department of Music will host the new "Lehigh Valley Classical Guitar Festival" on Saturday, June 22, in Peter Hall, on Moravian College's Hurd Campus in downtown historic Bethlehem, Pa.

Moravian College to Hold Summer Jazz Camp During July
Moravian College will hold its Summer Jazz Camp from Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12.

Students Invited to Summer Visit Program "Mondays at Moravian"
Moravian College will hold two visit experiences during July called Mondays@Moravian to help prospective students understand the value of a Moravian education and discover the many opportunities it provides students to ensure their future success.

Fine Arts Commission Grant to Support Writer's Conference at Moravian
"Life Histories: Discovering self, community and world" to be held in June 2014

Jazz Pianist Dan DeChellis Releases CD "Strength and Anger"
Moravian's artist lecturer in jazz piano, Dan DeChellis will be celebrating the release of his fifth CD "Strength and Anger," a collection of 17 original tunes.

Moravian College Announces New Master of Health Administration (MHA) Degree
New Graduate Degree Program Meets Needs of Healthcare Organizations for Advanced Skills in Management

Moravian Delegation of Nursing Faculty and Students arrives in Honduras
The Moravian delegation will spend the week working in Honduran villages under the guidance of the MAMA project staff. Follow along with their blog.

Moravian College List of Candidates for Degree 2013
Commencement on May 11 will conclude the 271st academic year at Moravian College

Moravian College to Host Graduate Education Symposium
Day-long program, Sustaining the Passion to Teach, to be held June 1

Moravian College to Hold Commencement on May 11
The ceremony will conclude the 271st academic year at Moravian College

Moravian to Sign Early Childhood Education Agreement with Community Colleges
Moravian College President Christopher M. Thomforde will sign the "Early Childhood Education Program-to Program Articulation Agreement of Northeastern Pennsylvania" at Luzerne County Community College on Friday, May 3.

Moravian's English as a Second Language Program a Model for the State
Moravian College's graduate-level English as a Second Language (ESL) program, has received recognition from the Pennsylvania Department of Education with special designation, making it a promising model for the entire state.

Moravian to Hold Farewell Event Honoring President Christopher M. Thomforde
Moravian College Community to "Say Goodbye to the Bowtie" with spring carnival event

Eduardo Azzati Named Director of the Allentown Symphony Chorus
Eduardo Azzati, artist-lecturer in voice and conducting in the Moravian College Music Department, has been chosen to be the director of the Allentown Symphony Chorus.

Moravian Choir Concert a "Celebration of the Sacred and Profane"
The Moravian College Choir will perform in concert, Celebration of the Sacred and Profane, under the direction of Paula Ring Zerkle, on Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m., in Foy Concert Hall.

Moravian's Annual Scholarship and Creative Endeavors Day on April 22
This year's program dedicated in memory of Priscilla Payne Hurd

Gamma Pi Chapter of Delta Omicron Raises Funds for Allison Perno Fund
Money to benefit East Hills Middle School Music Students

Workshop to Teach Students the Art of Pay Negotiation
Moravian College will hold a Pay Negotiation Workshop on Friday, April 19, in the Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex on Main Campus.

Documentary on Fracking to be Screened at Moravian
Moravian College will host a screening of the documentary film "Fracknation" on Thursday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m.

Moravian College's BIG Band & Jazz Combo to Perform on April 20
Moravian College's BIG Band & Jazz Combo, directed by conductor Tony Gairo, on Saturday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Foy Concert Hall.

Video Artist Nadia Hironaka to Present Annual Ackerman Lecture at Moravian
Award-winning video artist Nadia Hironaka will share a digital presentation focusing on her work during the annual Rose and Rudy Ackerman Lecture on Tuesday, April 16.

Earth Matters Program to Focus on Indigenous Cultures and Sustainability
Moravian College will host an Earth Matters Program focusing on organic gardening, indigenous cultures, and sustainability.

Wind Ensemble to Perform at Moravian College on April 19
Instrumental Concerto competition winner Ian Vogler to perform

Moravian Psychology Professor Dana S. Dunn Wins National Teaching Award
Dunn receives 2013 Charles L. Brewer Award for Distinguished Teaching of Psychology from APF

Moravian's Students to "Take Back the Night" with March and Rally on April 15
AAUW group leads effort to raise awareness of domestic violence

St. Luke's School of Nursing at Moravian College to Become Department of Nursing
Planned change in governance will be seamless for students of the program

Moravian Adding New Programs of Study to Music, Management, and Health
College partners with East Stroudsburg University to expand health programs

Moravian College to Host Undergraduate Research Conference in German Studies
Moravian College will host the third Undergraduate Research Conference in German Studies on Saturday, April 6.

Moravian College to Hold Annual Spring Dance Concert April 5-6
Moravian College Dance Company will present their 38th annual spring concert at Foy Concert Hall in Moravian College's Hurd Campus, on Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m.

Moravian College Student Chosen to Illustrate Children's Book
Ellen Greenberg, a local 40-year-old writer of children's books, experienced a benign brain tumor. After surgery in 2010, she had to resign from teaching, and regain her skills with speech, reading, and writing.

Moravian College Student Jennifer Leedom '14 Named a Newman Civic Fellow
Nominated by President Thomforde, she receives national honor from Campus Compact

Moravian to Host Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
The Fourth Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference will be held at Moravian College on Saturday, March 16.

Moravian College to Celebrate India's Holi Day Tradition
Moravian College's International Club will celebrate the Indian Holi Day tradition on Sunday, March 17, in the Bahnson Center.

Comedian and Impersonator Jay Pharaoh to Perform at Moravian College
Cast member of Saturday Night Live brings stand-up routine to Bethlehem on April 19

Moravian Students Will Spend Spring Break Helping Others
Many Moravian College students be heading out this weekend on spring break to engage in week-long volunteer work.

Moravian's Mark Fleming Receives National Recognition for Sports Information
Mark Fleming, sports information director (SID) at Moravian College, will be the 2013 recipient of The Lester Jordan Award from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Moravian's Clinical Nurse Leader Program Graduates Break New Ground in the Lehigh Valley
Jan Broniec, M.S., R.N., C.N.L. and Helen Smith M.S., R.N., C.N.L. are the first two graduates of Moravian College's new Clinical Nursing Leader (CNL) track of its Master of Science Program in Nursing and are currently the only CNLs in the Lehigh Valley.

Moravian College Wind Ensemble to Perform February 22
The Moravian College Wind Ensemble (MCWE) will perform on Friday, February 22, at 7:30 p.m., in the Foy Concert Hall.

Moravian Music Majors Deliver Singing Valentines for Charity
Moravian College's chapter of Delta Omicron, the International Music Honors Fraternity, is selling Singing Valentines.

Works of Renowned Area Sculptor Karl Stirner in Payne Gallery
An exhibit of works from renowned sculptor Karl Stirner will be displayed in the Payne Gallery at Moravian College from February 21 to April 7.

Moravian College Names Students to Dean's Honor List for Fall 2012
Moravian College named 416 students to the Dean's Honor List for the fall 2012 semester.

Moravian College Community Orchestra to Perform February 24
Premier of Ian Vogler '13 composition Soundscape for Orchestra

Moravian Music Students to Shine in Recital During February
The Moravian College Music Department will hold a series of student recitals throughout the month of February.

Dance Company STEP AFRIKA! to Perform at Moravian College
Performance a celebration of Black History Month at Moravian

Moravian College Benefactor Priscilla Payne Hurd Passes at Age 93
Hurd was the first woman to chair the Moravian College Board of Trustees

Pianist Arianna Goldina to Perform Music of Schubert, Schumann, and Liszt
Pianist Arianna Goldina will perform in a recital, "Romantics and Revolutionaries: Piano Music of Schubert, Schumann, and Liszt," on Sunday, February 10.

Moravian College Theatre Company to Present "The Memorandum"
Play written Czechoslovakian president and playwright Vaclav Havel has special meaning

Moravian to Hold Annual Undergraduate Mathematics Conference
Moravian College's chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon will host the 27th annual Moravian College Student Mathematics Conference on Saturday, February 16.

Professor Gary Olson Writes Book Examining Empathy as it Relates to American Culture
Political Science Professor Gary Olson recently authored the book, Empathy Imperiled: Capitalism, Culture, and the Brain published by Springer Verlag Press.

Moravian College Chief of Staff Julie Del Giorno Named Athletics Integrity Officer at Penn State University
Position responsible for oversight of Intercollegiate Athletics Department to ensure policy compliance and ethical conduct

Doris Schattschneider Named a American Mathematical Society Fellow
Professor emerita of mathematics Dr. Doris Schattschneider was recently inducted into the Fellows of the American Mathematical Society.

Moravian College Displays a Tribute to Mr. Imagination
Moravian College will host an art show in the Paty Eiffe Gallery exhibit of the Haupert Union Building as a tribute to Gregory Warmack, also known as Mr. Imagination.

"WorldWinds" Recital to Feature Music from East and West
Moravian College will hold a concert "WorldWinds - Music of Two Traditions," featuring faculty members Deborah Andrus, clarinet, and Nora Suggs, flute.

Moravian College to Host Music Workshop for Educators
Moravian College and The Bel Canto Children's Chorus will host an all-day workshop, along with the Princeton Girlchoir and the New Jersey Youth Chorale.

Opera Workshop at Moravian to Highlight Students' Vocal Talents
Moravian College will hold an Opera Workshop Performance, under the direction of Trisha Budlong, on Saturday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Peter Hall.

An Afternoon of Moravian Stars to Appear in Peter Concert Hall
Several members of the Moravian College music faculty come together for a "revue" afternoon on Sunday, January 20 at 4 p.m. in Peter Concert Hall.

Moravian College to Present a Musical Tribute to Composer Harry Warren
Jeepers Creepers! it will be An Affair to Remember -- A musical tribute to Harry Warren.

Moravian College to Celebrate Legacy of MLK with Talk on Environmental Justice
Environmental social scientist Dr. Julian Agyeman from Tufts University to speak at Moravian

Payne Gallery Exhibit to Highlight "Sustainability in Painting"
Payne Gallery will exhibit Constance Garrow Diamond's "Sustainability in Painting" show from Thursday, January 17 to February 17.

Language Acquisition and Learning Disabilities Expert to Speak at Moravian
Janette Klingner, professor of education at the University of Colorado at Boulder, will present a talk, "Distinguishing between Language Acquisition and Learning Disabilities" on Thursday, January 17.