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Family Day at Moravian College this Weekend

Family DayBethlehem, Pa., September 19, 2013—Family members and friends of Moravian College students are invited to experience campus life on Saturday, September 21, during the college’s annual Family Day fall celebration.

Events begin in the Haupert Union Building with registration and a morning "coffee and conversation," when students and their families can meet with student affairs staff and Moravian College’s new president, Bryon Grigsby ‘90 in the HUB Pavilion.

Family Day participants may choose to attend one of three sessions on campus-related topics. Larry Lipkis, professor of music, and Hilde Binford, chair and associate professor of music, will present a talk on music at Moravian. Their presentation will explain the many summer camps, music festivals, and conferences held at Moravian. Housed in the historic Brethren’s House, the music department is a thriving community with opportunities for all students.

Kerry Sethi, Director of International Studies will discuss the study abroad Experience. Moravian College students are strongly encouraged to add a study-abroad experience to their liberal arts education. All majors can study abroad and earn credit towards their Moravian degree programs. Students are invited to learn about opportunities to spend a May term, summer, semester, or year in programs available throughout the world.

Families are invited to talk with the student affairs team of Nicole Loyd, vice president for student affairs and dean of students; Chris Hunt, associate dean of students and the director of intercultural advancement & inclusion; Amy Saul, associate dean and career center director; Liz Yates, assistant dean for residence life, Greek life & first year program. The team will discuss the opportunities and resources available to students outside the classroom and their bridge to the academic experience. They will discuss topics ranging from student housing to career planning and more.

In the afternoon a tailgate picnic will be held on the Comenius Quad and Greyhounds football team will play against Johns Hopkins University at Steel Field. Families can take part in Discover Bethlehem and take a tour of Historic Bethlehem and Steel Stakes do some shopping in the downtown. Immediately after the football game, a Mass will be held in Borhek Chapel followed by an Italian Buffet in Clewell Dining Hall. Family Day festivities conclude with the Music Department’s Faculty Gala Recital will be held in Foy Concert Hall, showcasing music by Moravian’s talented faculty— vocal, jazz, classical and more.

Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Michael Wilson, Wilson@moravian.edu or 610-861-1365 prior to the event.

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.