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March 14, 2019
How do we carve a space for joy in the midst of adversity? Jessica Marino, choreographer, teacher, and dancer with STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Sos Sos, has been mulling over this question for months. Then in October of 2018, she attended the exhibit of the installation piece “Flying Girls” by Nigerian artist Peju Alatise at the August Wilson Center in Pittsburgh. The sculpture depicts a circle of girls with wings and birds in flight overhead.

“I’d been thinking about how togetherness and ritual bring a sense of community and joy in the face of devastation,” says Marino. “I saw “Flying Girls,” and it brought me to tears. The eight life-size black statues spoke to innocence and the power of black girl joy despite the societal atrocities girls may be subjected to in Nigeria.”

That experience further inspired Marino’s work on the dance piece Wild Out, which will be performed by the Moravian College Dance Company on March 29 and 30.

March 1, 2019
Brothers Bob, Bill, and Kris Kadel spent their boyhood until their teen years in Mt. Arlington, New Jersey. They lived in a house on Kadel Drive, named after their great grandfather. “We came from a blue collar family of builders and carpenters,” Bob explains. When the boys were teenagers, the family moved to a larger home in rural Blairstown, New Jersey, where the boys could each have their own bedroom. The Kadel brothers are the first in their family to go to college. All three came to Moravian—Classes of ’09, ’10, and ’11, respectively. All began their careers in the finance industry, and today all have high-powered jobs in New York City.

March 1, 2019
Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium (LVEHC) is accepting applications through March 15 for its 2019 writing masterclass and weeklong writing retreat.
The Masterclass is on June 1 at Moravian College in Bethlehem and the Writing Retreat runs from June 2-8 at the Highlights Foundation in Honesdale, Pennsylvania.

February 27, 2019
Senior Mike Gallo is invited to present at global health and innovation conference. Kaytlyn Gordon ’19 wins feature writing award. And, 63 students are inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma honors society.

February 27, 2019
The latest from Moravian College faculty: grants, awards, articles, recognition, and other contributions to the community and the world around us.

February 27, 2019
What Are Your Fellow Hounds Up To?
Soaring in their careers, winning awards, earning recognition—just the usual. Catch up on the latest from Greyhounds around the globe.

February 27, 2019
Fred Rooney ’75 was selected for a 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to Bulgaria where he will be working on incubator development for young Roma lawyers. As defined by the American Bar Association, Legal incubators “enable newly admitted layers to acquire the range of skills necessary to launch successful practices that expand access to legal services for those of low and moderate incomes.”

February 14, 2019
Eradicating poverty and hunger and improving access to quality education, clean water, and health care—these are just some of the issues addressed in the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. It takes a vast network of innovative minds to bring about solutions to the world’s most-pressing challenges—including 15 Moravian student leaders.

January 24, 2019
There are a number of important socio-political issues that have emerged and become part of the national debate, perhaps more so this year because of the national elections. One of the most concerning is that the rate of suicide in the United States has increased by over 25 percent between 1999 and 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CNN, June 22, 2018: This is a sad and alarming phenomenon.
As such, we took the opportunity to study and discuss this issue by establishing “Doing Good with Self-Esteem,” the theme for the fall semester’s Management 310 course led by Santo D. Marabella, professor of management. Four critically important, relevant, and complex topic categories were created: Context of Healthy Self Esteem; Eroding/Diminishing Self-Esteem; Outcomes of Poor Self-Esteem; and Intervening with Self-Esteem. Students crafted research questions that elaborated on a variety of points of view in each category. Through reviews of the literature and popular press/media, they developed responses to their questions that offered recommendations or strategies to make a positive difference in elevating our self and others’ self.
As a way to share a concise understanding of these topics and the responses the students came to develop, we are happy to include the abstracts of each student’s paper below, along with their name and research question.

January 24, 2019
The latest from Moravian College faculty: published research, media interviews, and other contributions to the community and the world around us.