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Moravian College President Bryon Grigsby to Present at National Media Conference

Bethlehem, Pa., June 23, 2014—Moravian College president Bryon L. Grigsby ’90 will speak at the national media annual conference, “Connecting across Media Boundaries: Gaining Access, Making News.” The conference, sponsored by Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and American Association of State Colleges and Universities (ASSCU) , will be held June 25-27, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Grigsby will participate in a plenary presentation, “College, Reinvented” on Wednesday, June 25. He will be joined by Ángel Cabrera, president of George Mason University, Louis Soares, vice president, Center for Policy Research and Strategy at the American Council on Education; and Goldie Blumenstyk and Scott Carlson, senior writers at The Chronicle of Higher Education. The talk will explore issues related to the effectiveness and value of higher education, and offer insights into today’s challenges and potential solutions for the future.

The conference aims to help campus communications professionals develop techniques that work, prepare media materials that produce results, and make contacts with some of the nation’s top reporters, editors, producers, bloggers, and digital media leaders. It also features presentations and panel discussions with college and university public relations professionals who will share best practices and new ideas. For more information, visit media conference website.

The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) is an association of nonprofit independent colleges and universities that has worked since 1956 to support college and university leadership; advance institutional excellence; and enhance public understanding of private higher education’s contributions to society. For more information, visit: http://www.cic.edu/About-CIC/Pages/default.aspx

Moravian College is a private coeducational liberal arts college, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees, that is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, Moravian is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college and the first to educate women. The College emphasizes the deliberate integration of a broad-based liberal arts curriculum with hands-on learning experiences to prepare its 1,600 students, not just for jobs, but for successful careers. Moravian College excels at transforming good students into highly competent graduates who are ready to enter the workplace with confidence or shine in graduate school. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.