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PCN to Air Moravian College Christmas Vespers Statewide
Program to air on Pennsylvania Cable Network, Blue Ridge Cable TV-13, & Service Electric TV 2

Annual Blues for Christmas Program to Air on Public Radio WDIY
If you're tired of the same old holiday songs on the radio this season, tune into WDIY 88.1 FM, the Lehigh Valley's community radio station for it's annual 'Blues for Christmas' celebration.

Alumni Hounds Day Helps Business Students Understand Pathways to Success
The first Alumni Hounds Day brought eight alumni back to campus to share with students their experiences and pathways to success in the business world.

97% of Moravian College Nursing Students Pass NCLEX-RN on Their First Try
Ninety-Seven percent (97%) of Moravian College nursing students passed the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) during the most recent testing cycle.

Group from Moravian College Attending UN Conference on Climate Change in Peru
Biology Professor Diane Husic Blogging on Huffington Post Website

Vision Unbroken; A Memoir to Allison Perno's Legacy
Michael McAndrew '15 composes concerto in memory of Officer Joe Perno's daughter, Allison.

Novelist Chuck Wendig to Speak at Moravian College
Novelist, screenwriter, game designer, and blogger Chuck Wendig will be visiting the Moravian College campus community for a talk on Friday, December 5.

Moravian College's Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia to Perform at Bethlehem's Live Advent Calendar Event
Moravian College's Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia will be performing at Bethlehem's Live Advent Calendar event on Tuesday December 2, at 5:00 p.m.

Moravian College to Serve Holiday Meal to Help Bethlehem's Less Fortunate
For the 16th consecutive year, Moravian College will host a holiday luncheon for residents of Bethlehem who might otherwise not be able to enjoy a seasonal meal.

Moravian College's New HOUNDS FOR FREEDOM NETWORK Working To Raise Awareness
Moravian College's newest student group HOUNDS FOR FREEDOM NETWORK kicks-off with a panel discussion focusing on human trafficking as the first of many issues surrounding modern day slavery.

Moravian College Students to Participate in Carry the Weight Together Day
Supporting survivors of sexual and domestic violence on college campuses

Moravian College Granted Access to Berlin Philharmonic's EXPLORE CLASSICAL MUSIC!
Moravian College has been selected to receive a free subscription to the Berlin Philharmonic's "Explore Classical Music!" program.

Concert to feature Jazz Legend Bob Dorough and the Moravian College BIG Band and Jazz Vocal Ensemble
Second Annual Betty Aierstock Moore Memorial Concert

"Everything but the Candles" Vespers Preview Concert at Moravian College - November 22
A concert featuring all of the music of Moravian College's Christmas Vespers performed by the Moravian Choir, Women's Chorus, Brass Ensemble, and other chamber ensembles will be held on Saturday, November 22.

Moravian College to Offer Writing Course Designed for Veterans
Moravian College will offer a new writing intensive course specifically designed for student veterans.

Moravian College Asks the Campus Community "Who Will You Honor Tomorrow?"
New student lounge for veteran's to be unveiled at ribbon cutting ceremony

Jamie Tworkowski "To Write Love On Her Arms" to Speak at Moravian College
Program's focus is depression, addiction, and suicide prevention

Moravian College to Hold a Celebration of Community Writers
The Moravian College English Department will hold a "Celebration for Community Writers" featuring four authors with strong Moravian College ties.

Moravian College President Bryon Grigsby to Speak at YWCA Lecture Series
Moravian College President Bryon L. Grigsby '90 will present a lecture focusing on the cost and value of a college education as part of the YWCA's Great Decisions Lecture Series.

Pennsylvania Impressionism Featured in Moravian College's Payne Gallery Exhibit
Moravian College's Payne Gallery will open with an exhibit featuring fine works of Pennsylvania Impressionism on Thursday, October 9 and run until November 9.

Moravian College Department of Music and Allentown Symphony Association to present Clarinet Celebration
The Moravian College Department of Music and Allentown Symphony Association will welcome Wenzel Fuchs for a master class and recital in Foy Concert Hall on Saturday, October 4.

Moravian College Attracts Largest Incoming Class
With the academic year off to a great start, the Admissions Office at Moravian College reported that it exceeded it enrollment goals and welcomed 516 new students.

East Coast Premiere of Composer Sean O'Boyle's "Conflict, Sadness, Victory, Resolution" at Moravian College
The Moravian College Choir & Moravian College Community Orchestra will present a concert titled, "Moravian Works for Choir & Orchestra."

A Taste of Home Magazine to Publish Dean Traupman-Carr's Grilled Green Beans Recipe
This is the second time the publication is publishing a recipe from the College's dean of curriculum and academic programs.

Drexel University Professor Donna Sabella to present 2014 Sipple Nursing Lecture
Donna Sabella, assistant clinical professor at Drexel University, will present "Human Trafficking: Global and Local Perspectives," at Moravian College.

Homecoming at Moravian College to be held October 17-18
Moravian College alumni will return to their alma mater for the 2014 Homecoming weekend on Friday, October 17, and Saturday, October 18.

Best-Selling Author and Radio Host Rabbi Daniel Lapin to speak at Moravian College
Rabbi Daniel Lapin will visit Moravian College to present "What is So Immoral About Making Money?" on Wednesday, October 29.

Award-Winning Journalist Maria Hinojosa to Speak at Moravian College
Winning-journalist Maria Hinojosa will present a talk, "Preparing Our Society for 2043," on Wednesday, October 8, at 7:00 p.m., in Foy Hall.

Bethlehem Conference on Moravian History and Music to be held October 2-5
The fourth Bethlehem Conference on Moravian History and Music will take place October 2-5 on the campuses of Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary.

Neil Wetzel Releases CD "Cowboys in Capes" and Explores New Directions in Music Business
As saxophonist Neil Wetzel prepared the music for his latest CD, Cowboys in Capes, he knew he needed to try a different approach to get noticed and sell his music in the 21st century music market.

Moravian College Professor Dana S. Dunn Honored for Contributions to Teaching of Psychology
Dana S. Dunn, professor of psychology and assistant dean for special projects at Moravian College, was awarded a Presidential Citation from The American Psychological Association's Division 2.

Moravian College Partners with Traditions of Hanover
College to host seniors at kick-off event on September 19

Author Julie Zickefoose to Discuss the "The Bluebird Effect" at Moravian College
Moravian College will welcome author Julie Zickefoose to the campus for her discussion about her most recent book, The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds.

Moravian College to Present Nobel Laureate Jody Williams with Honorary Degree
Williams to receive Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters at Fall Convocation

Neil Wetzel to Receive the Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission 2014 Arts Tribute Award
Neil Wetzel, associate professor of music and director of jazz studies at Moravian College has been selected to receive the "Tribute to the Arts Award", sponsored by the Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission.

Moravian College Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa to visit October 8

Moravian College to Examine 'What is Peace?' with NEH-funded Course
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently awarded funding for the College to develop and implement a new 200-level humanities course.

Payne Gallery Releases Exhibition Schedule for 2014-15
Payne Gallery at Moravian College recently announced the schedule of exhibits for the 2014-15 season.

Rights Activist and Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Jody Williams to Speak at Fall Convocation
Convocation signals the start of 2014-15 Academic Year and IN FOCUS at Moravian College.

Moravian College to Debut Farm Fresh Market on Sept. 5
Community to benefit from educational components, cooking demonstrations, and more

Moravian College Welcomes the Class of 2018 with Orientation Weekend
Highlights include Move-in, Moravian Mile walk; service learning project, and HoundFest 2014

Robert Mayer Energized by 'Profound Learning Experience' Studying in Mississippi
NEH Institute Provides Education Professor Access to Mississippi Freedom Struggle Activists and Scholars

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 Names Students to Dean's Honor List for Spring 2014
Moravian College named 457 students to the Dean's Honor List for the spring 2013 semester.

Moravian College Named a Best Value by Educate to Career
Moravian College was recently ranked in the top 20% of colleges and universities nationwide in Educate To Career's index of Best Value Colleges for 2014.

Moravians Among First to Celebrate Independence Day
Before our country's Independence Day celebrations included the pomp and circumstance commonly found today, the Moravians were among the first to formally commemorate the nation's freedom.

Professor Diane Husic Named National Geographic's 'Geo-Educator of the Week'
Diane is the first educator selected for the new series and was featured on National Geographic's Education blog on June 24.

Moravian College President Bryon Grigsby to Present at National Media Conference
Moravian College president Bryon L. Grigsby '90 will speak at the Council of Independent Colleges' (CIC) annual conference.

Moravian College Mourns Sudden Passing of Trustee Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz '84
Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz '84, a member of the Moravian College Board of Trustees since 2008 and a daughter of life trustee DeLight Breidegam, died on June 20, 2014.

Sixth oldest college in the United States enhances its future with new learning environment underpinned by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
Unified Access network at Moravian College supports all-Apple® device environment and integrates wired and wireless networks for high quality anywhere, anytime user access

Moravian College will host Jazz and Young Musicians Summer Camps
Jazz Camp and Young Musician's Camp to be held in July

Music Talents Sean O'Boyle and Suzanne Kompass named Artists-in-Residence at Moravian College
President Bryon Grigsby is delighted to announce that Moravian College has recently appointed two artists-in-residence whose talent inspires students in the concert halls and in the classrooms.

Moravian College Selected for CIC's Consortium for Online Humanities Instruction
College to test online teaching alternatives to traditional upper-level undergraduate courses in the humanities

Moravian College Joins United Way, BASD to Begin Community School Partnership with William Penn Elementary
In an effort to further deepen Moravian College's strong ties with the Bethlehem community, the College's first-year president, Bryon Grigsby, agreed to a multi-year partnership commitment ...

Moravian College to Compete in Lacrosse at the NCAA DIII Varsity Level Beginning 2015-16
Moravian College will elevate its men's and women's lacrosse teams from club to varsity status beginning with the 2016 season.

Bestselling Authors to Present Keynote at Moravian Writers Conference
The presentation is open to the public and free of charge

Moravian Theological Seminary Celebrates 2014 Commencement
Moravian Theological Seminary celebrated the conclusion of its 207th academic year with a commencement ceremony on May 10.

Moravian College to Host International Action Research Conference for Educators
Researchers from around the world to present at three-day conference at Moravian on May 23-24

Moravian College List of Candidates for Degree 2014
Commencement on May 10 will conclude the 272nd academic year at Moravian College

Accounting Foursome Advances to National Competition Final Round
Moravian students in final round of Institute of Management Accountants case completion

Moravian College to Hold Commencement on May 10
The ceremony will conclude the 272nd academic year at Moravian College

Moravian College Grants Honorary Degrees to Two Visiting Scholars
Dr. Constanza Ceruti and Dr. Lesley Wood received degree of Doctor of Humane Letters

Moravian College to Host Writer' Conference June 6-8
New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson and Oprah Book Club author Ursula Hegi will give keynote presentations at the first annual Moravian Writers' Conference at Moravian College.

Moravian College Featured in "The Princeton Review Guide to 332 Green Colleges" 2014 Edition
Moravian College is one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review.

Comedian Dave Coulier Performing at Moravian College
David Coulier will bring his stand-up comedy act to Moravian College on Wednesday, April 23, at 8 p.m., in Johnston Hall.

Moravian College to Celebrate Inauguration of Bryon L. Grigsby '90
College and seminary to hold weekend of inaugural festivities April 11-13

Clinical Law Professor Fran Quigley to Discuss Medical Advocacy
"When the Best Medicine is an Advocate" presentation on April 14

Moravian College to Screen "Nicky's Family" Documentary
Special guest Ivan Backer '49 to discuss his journey as a child liberated from Nazi Germany

Comedy Legend Bill Cosby to Speak at Moravian College
Cosby to discuss leadership with students, parents, faculty and staff

Moravian College to Host Regional Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
Moravian College will host the fifth annual Moravian College Undergraduate Philosophy Conference on Saturday, March 29.

National Geographic Society's Constanza Ceruti to speak at Moravian College
"Sacred Mountains and High Altitude Rituals" is the focus of Earth Day presentation

Moravian College Dance Company's 39th Annual Concert Celebrates Founder's Tenure
Faculty Advisor Dawn Ketterman-Benner to Step Aside Following Concert

Sculptor Johnathan Latiano '06 to present Annual Ackerman Lecture at Moravian
Award-winning installation sculptor Johnathan Latiano '06 will present the annual Rose and Rudy Ackerman Lecture at Moravian College.

Evelyn Murphy to Visit Moravian College for Talk on Wage Equality
Former Lt. Governor of Massachusetts to present on March 18

Celebrated Humanitarian Stephen Lewis to Speak at Moravian
Former United Nations special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa visits March 18

Moravian College Receives State Approval for Nurse Practitioner Programs
Moravian College received unanimous approval from Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing to launch two new nurse practitioner programs.

LGBT Advocate Hudson Taylor to Speak at Moravian College
Talk focuses on fostering inclusion and respect on college campuses

Faculty, Alumni, Students to Perform with Allentown Symphony Chorus
A number of Moravian College faculty members, alumni, and students will perform with the Allentown Symphony Chorus during the Allentown Symphony Orchestra's presentation of Mozart Requiem.

Moravian College Announces Dog-Friendly Policy
Faculty and staff invited to bring dogs to campus--with guidelines

Moravian College Named a 2014 Top Workplace in the Lehigh Valley by The Morning Call
Moravian College President Bryon L. Grigsby '90 honored with Leadership Award for large employers

Moravian College Names Students to Dean's Honor List for Fall 2013
Moravian College named 491 students to the Dean's Honor List for the fall 2013 semester.

Nationally Recognized Author and Activist Tim Wise to Speak at Moravian College
February 25 talk is part of Black History Month Celebration at Moravian

Moravian College Professor Santo Marabella Elected to Theatrical Organization
Santo D. Marabella, professor of management at Moravian College, has been elected as a Theatrical Member of The Lambs, Inc., America's first professional theatrical club.

Jazz Guitarist Pete Smyser Releases CD Recorded at Moravian College
Moravian Artist Lecturer in Jazz Guitar celebrates songs of Harry Warren with new release

Environmental Film "Chasing Ice" at Moravian College - February 11
Moravian College will screen the film "Chasing Ice" followed by a discussion as part of its Spring 2014 Environmental Film Series.

Moravian College Celebrating Black History Month
Nationally recognized author and activist Tim Wise to visit February 25

Moravian College Student Mathematics Conference - February 15
Keynote Address to focus on mathematical models to explain losing and gaining weight

Moravian College Freshman Michael Guarino Wins SigEp Balanced Man Scholarship
The brothers and alumni board of Moravian College's Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter recently named Michael Guarino '17 the recipient of the "Balanced Man Scholarship."

Songleader Nick Page to Lead Vocal Workshop at Moravian College
Songleader Nick Page will a vocal workshop for all ages at Moravian College on Saturday February 1, at 10:00 a.m.

Moravian's Winterfest a Day of Fun and Festivities for Campus Community
In celebration of its campus community and the winter season, Moravian College will host its inaugural "Winterfest," a Moravian family-friendly event for College and Seminary students, faculty and staff.

Moravian College to Celebrate Legacy of MLK with Programs for Students
Moravian College will honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. with two special programs for students on Monday, January 20.

Payne Gallery Presents Experiments in Art and Technology Exhibit
Exhibition features works by Warhol, Rauschenberg, and Whitman

International Steinway Artist Jeffrey Biegel to Perform at Moravian College
The inaugural Betty Aierstock Moore Memorial Concert will be held January 24