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Bethlehem, Pa., September 19, 2005—Family members and friends of Moravian College students are invited to experience Moravian College campus life on Saturday, September 24, during the College’s annual Family Day fall celebration.
Events begin at the HUB Kiosk with registration and a morning "coffee session," when students and their families can meet with student affairs staff and members of the Parents’ Council.
Families will be welcomed by Moravian College president, Dr. Ervin J. Rokke in the HUB Pavilion, at 9:30 a.m. Family Day participants may then choose to attend one of three sessions on campus-related topics. Joanne Belletti-Molle ’82 will present “Life after Moravian: An Alumni Perspective about Career Opportunities.” Other alumni also will share their perspectives on how Moravian prepared them for the work-world and fostered their abilities to be successful.
Jennifer Creamer, director of international studies, will present “Study Abroad 101 for Parents,” an explanation of opportunities for students of all majors to study abroad. She will address why studying abroad is such a critical and exciting part of the liberal arts educational experience, as well as discuss how to plan for a successful career.
The art department, will offer parents a chance to take a trip back to the classroom for a visit with Leonardo da Vinci. Since The Da Vinci Code hit the bestseller lists everything Leonardo has been very popular. Is there any truth behind the theories in the novel? What was Leonardo’s true importance as an artist and the quintessential Renaissance Man? See how art history has changed as we begin to use digital presentations instead of slides, and enjoy a visit to Renaissance Italy.
Lunch with a carnival flavor will be served in Johnston Hall. The entertainment will be provided by a balloon man, a caricaturist, and a magician. Those attending will also have the opportunity to have their picture taken in a giant chair.
"Sports" is the afternoon’s agenda, when Moravian shows-off both its women’s and men’s soccer teams as well as its football team. Both the women’s and men’s soccer teams will play Widener University at 1 p.m. and at 3 p.m., respectively. Moravian’s football team will face Juniata College on the newly-rechristened Rocco Calvo Field at Steel Field Complex at 1:00 p.m.
From 2 to 4 p.m., the Payne Gallery on Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus will host an exciting exhibit. For the science-minded, Kelly Krieble, assistant professor of physics, will enlist the help of students in presenting some remarkable physics experiments. Movie fans are invited to watch this summer’s popular release “Bewitched” in Prosser Auditorium. Tours of historic Bethlehem and shopping excursions also are planned for the afternoon.
At 4:30 p.m., following the football game, all are invited to a Mass in Borhek Chapel. The day will end with a “Tastes from Around the World” dinner buffet in the HUB dining room. A variety of cuisine from around the world will be served while diners are treated to a performance of the Moravian College Jazz Ensemble.
For registration information about Family Day at Moravian College, contact the College’s information desk at (610) 861-1491.
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. For more information call (610) 861-1491 or visit the web site at www.moravian.edu.