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Moravian College Homecoming Houndfest 2005 Festivities Begin October 20

Bethlehem, Pa. October 17, 2005—Moravian College will hold “Homecoming Houndfest,” the 2005 annual homecoming weekend from Thursday, October 20 to Sunday, October 23. Weekend highlights include the Alumni Speakers Program; the Moravian College Theater Company’s fall performance; the 14th Annual Rocco Calvo Invitational Alumni Golf Tournament; the 6th Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony; and the Homecoming football game.

Homecoming begins on Thursday, October 20, at 6:30 p.m. with the Alumni Speaker Program in the Haupert Union Building. Dr. Peter French ’60, associate vice president and dean for Academic Affairs at the University of South Florida, will present “Sub-Saharan Africa at Mid-Passage: Reflections on Four Decades of Independence and Challenges in the New Century,” sponsored by the college Forum.

Alumni are invited to attend a performance of Ibsen’s Ghosts by the Moravian College Theater Company. Performances are: Thursday, October 20, and Friday, October 21, at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 22, at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, October 23, at 2:00 p.m. General admission is $13.00 and $9 for students and senior citizens. Performances will be held at The Arena Theater, located on the lower level of the Haupert Union Building. Please call the Box Office at 610 861-1489 for tickets.

On Friday, October 21 the fun kicks off with the 14th Annual Rocco Calvo Invitational Alumni Golf Tournament at Southmoore Golf Club. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with tee-off at 10:00 a.m.

The 6th Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Peter Hall, located on the Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus. This year’s awards recipients are Dr. Peter French ’60, Marjorie Flohr Weiss ’46, Richard Bedics ’63, Sean Richardson ’97, and Jessica Edris ’00.

French, president emeritus of Newberry College and associate vice president and dean of academic affairs at the University of South Florida’s Sarasota Campus, will be presented with the Comenius Alumni Award. The Comenius Alumni Award is the Moravian College Alumni Association’s highest honor and recognizes the recipient’s lifetime achievement in his field of work.

Weiss will receive the Haupert Humanitarian Award for her outstanding service in the cause of human welfare. Bedics is to be honored with the Benigna Education Award for his work in the field of education. Richardson will be the recipient of the Young Alumni Achievement Award for his professional success since graduating from Moravian. Edris will be presented with the Emerging Leader Award, which is awarded to a recent alumnus or alumna for dedicated service and leadership to the college.

Tours of the new Writing Center will be held on Saturday, October 22 during the English Department’s open house in Zinzendorf Hall from 10 a.m. until noon. The Alumni Painting Exhibition and Reception featuring alumni artists from the last decade will be on display at the Haupert Union Building Gallery at 10:30 a.m. Additionally, the Business and Economics Department will host a brunch form 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The Past Alumni Presidents and Trustees Brunch will be served at 9:00 a.m. in the Haupert Union Building’s Amrheim Room.

The Moravian College Greyhounds will take on Wilkes University at 1 p.m. at Rocco Calvo Field. “Houndfest” will offer a smorgasbord of opportunities for alumni to congregate on the field for Homecoming. MBA alumni and current students are invited to tailgate from 11 a.m. until 3 p m. All alumni attending “Houndfest” have the opportunity to purchase tables and grilles for tailgaters on the practice field at a cost of $15; or a la carte items will be available throughout the day. A Kidsfest area will be set-up for children.

The classes of 1985, 1990, 1995, and 2000 will hold reunions in tents on the Houndfest field. In case of inclement weather, or if the practice field is wet, Houndfest may be cancelled. Announcements begin at 8:30 a.m. on the following stations: WEST-AM, WAEB-AM & FM, WGPA, WFMZ-FM & TV, or call 610-861-1366 or 610-861-1491. There will be no rain refunds.