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Moravian College to hold annual Family Day on September 13

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) — Parents, siblings, family members, and friends of Moravian College students will experience campus life on Saturday, September 13, during the college’s annual Family Day, a fall celebration at Moravian.

The day’s events begin with a morning "coffee session" when students and their families can chat with Moravian College student life administrators 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. Afterwards, Family Day participants may attend one of several interest sessions on campus-related topics.

Joanne Belletti-Molle ’82 will present “Life after Moravian: An alumni perspective about career opportunities.” Alumni will share their perspectives on how Moravian prepared them for the work-world and fostered their abilities to be successful.

David Bennett, college chaplain, and Phyllis Walsh, director of community service, will present, “Finding your spirit, nourishing your soul.” The session will offer a look at the opportunities for student enrichment thought community stewardship and spiritual connections.

Dr. Michelle Schmidt, assistant professor of psychology, will present “Back to the future: Psychology 101.” Her presentation will focus on techniques that facilitate memory retrieval. Dr. Chris Jones, assistant professor of biology, will present “Back to the future: Biology 101,” a look at what animal behavior tells us about human behavior.

Athletic events are a big part of the day as the women’s tennis team takes on Juniata at noon at the Hoffman Courts. At 1:00 p.m., the field hockey team plays Fairleigh Dickinson at the Betty Prince Field, and the Greyhound football team will tackle Juniata at 1:00 p.m., at Steel Field.

A festive lunch will be held in Johnston Hall featuring the sounds of summer and the tastes of the boardwalk.

For those who prefer science and culture over sports, there are a host of activities from 2 to 4 p.m. The Payne Gallery will be exhibiting recent acquisitions to the permanent collection. Tours will be given of the Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex. A physics demonstration will be held in Collier Hall of Science by Dr. Kelly Krieble. For the young ones, the movie Finding Nemo will be shown in Prosser auditorium.

The day’s activities conclude with a Mass in Borhek Chapel, followed by a “little Italy” buffet dinner the HUB Pavilion.

For registration information on Family Day at Moravian College, contact the College’s information desk at (610) 861-1491.

Schedule of Events

9:00 am to 10:45 am

    HUB Kiosk
    You may pick up tickets and a schedule of the day's events. Those who did not register in advance may do so on site. (Note subsequent location change at 11:00 am).

    Coffee with Student Affairs Administrators
    and Members of the Parents' Council
    Join us for coffee and pastries in the HUB Pavilion. Meet members of the Parents' Council and learn what they do and how you get involved.

9:30 am

    Ervin J. Rokke
    HUB Pavilion

10:00 am to 10:45 am

    Interest Sessions
    Families may choose one of the four sessions to attend, and another the next time period (11:00 to 11:45 am). The final schedule and room listing will be posted at registration.

    Life after Moravian: An Alumni Perspective about Career Opportunities
    Coordinator: Joanne Belletti-Molle '82
    Successful alumni share their perspectives on how Moravian prepared them for the work world and fostered their abilities to be successful. Come hear true stories and learn about the real value of education at Moravian.

    Finding Your Spirit, Nourishing Your Soul
    Coordinators: David Bennett, College Chaplain, and
    Phyllis Walsh, Director of Community Service
    This session will provide a brief overview of the numerous opportunities that are available for student enrichment through community stewardship and spiritual connections. Learn from the chaplain and the director of community service how Moravian students enhance the lives of others and themselves through meaningful service and introspection. Community-based Federal Work-Study opportunities will also be discussed.

    Back to the Future: A Look inside the Classroom
    Dust off your notebook, grab your son's or daughter's backpack and head to class.

    Back to the Future I: Psychology 101
    Coordinator: Michelle Schmidt, Assistant Professor of Psychology
    Dr. Schmidt will present an interactive demonstration followed by a discussion on features of memory and strategies for remembering information. You will have opportunities to test your own memory, and gain a better understanding of what causes memory failure and what techniques facilitate memory retrieval.

    Back to the Future II: Biology 102
    Coordinator: Chris Jones, Assistant Professor of Biology
    Animals "behave" (or, in the case of certain young people, "misbehave"). Behavioral biologists look at the way animals act. In this class we will look at different areas within behavioral biology, including: "Where did the term "pecking order" come from? Why do people feel cold at 2 or 3 in the morning? What can animals learn and remember and what (if anything) does this tell us about how people learn and remember?

11:00 am to 11:45 am

    Interest Sessions Repeated

11:00 am

    Registration for Late Arrivals
    The registration table will move to Johnston Hall for this registration period.

11:30 am to 1:30 pm

    Johnston Hall
    Bid summer a final farewell as we head to the beach and savor the tastes of the boardwalk. Join us for fun food and entertainment (including wax hands and a caricaturist) while listening to the great tunes of the Beach Boys era.

    Luncheon: no charge to students on a meal plan; $5.00 for children 12 and under, $8.00 for all others.

12:00 noon

    Women's Tennis
    Hoffman Tennis Courts
    Moravian vs. Juniata

1:00 pm

    Field Hockey
    Betty Prince Field
    Moravian vs. Fairleigh Dickinson

    Steel Field
    Moravian vs. Juniata

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Afternoon Activities

        * Tours of the Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex
        * Payne Gallery exhibit
        * Physics demonstration: assistant professor of physics Kelly
        * Krieble and students will amaze you with intriguing physics experiments
        * Free film in Prosser Auditorium: Finding Nemo
        * Campus tours

    More information regarding these events will be provided on Saturday when you arrive on campus.

4:00 pm (or immediately after football game)

    Mass in Borhek Chapel

4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

    "Little Italy" Dinner Buffet
    HUB Dining Room
    The tantalizing aromas of Italian food featuring the first-prize winners of our recipe contest will lure you into "Little Italy" in the HUB dining room. Join us for a casual dining atmosphere with your son or daughter. No reservations are necessary. We will seat you on a first-come, first-serve basis from 4:30 to 7:30 pm.

    No charge for students on a meal plan; $6.00 for children 12 and under; $9.50 for all others.