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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania—Family members and friends of Moravian College students are invited to experience Moravian College campus life on Saturday, October 2, 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.
At 9:30 a.m., families will be welcomed by Moravian College president, Dr. Ervin J. Rokke in the HUB Pavilion. At 10:00 a.m. Family Day participants may 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.
Dr. Lisa Fischler, assistant professor of political science, will offer parents a chance to attend a simulated classroom session typical of what their college student experiences. The course, “Near and Far: China in the 21st Century” will highlight the social, economic, and political situations in contemporary China. Participants will explore through interactive discussions why in this globalizing world China and its people’s future plays such an important part in America’s future.
Lunch with a side of school spirit will be served in Johnston Hall. The entertainment will be provided by the Moravian College Marching Band, cheerleaders, and beloved greyhound mascot. A Moravian apparel fashion show by students and faculty will be featured during lunch.
"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 Lebanon Valley College at 12:00 noon and at 3:00 p.m., respectively. Moravian’s football team will face King’s College on Steel Field at 1:00 p.m.
From 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., The Moravian College Theatre Company Players will exhibit a tantalizing taste of their talent, while 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. Fans of the overwhelmingly popular Harry Potter series, old and young alike, are invited to enjoy a free showing of the third movie, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” in Prosser Auditorium. Tours of historic Bethlehem and shopping excursions also are planned for the afternoon.
At 4:00 p.m., following the football game, all are invited to a Mass in Borhek Chapel. The day will end with a “Taste of Americana” dinner buffet in the HUB dining room. The first prize-winning recipe of Moravian’s annual Family Day recipe contest 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.