Leading the Way

April Vari and Michelle Schmidt, co-directors of the Leadership Center, took 53 students to New York on January 15 to see the Roundabout Theater production of Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose. This classic 1954 drama is about a jury in a murder trial with one member who votes “not guilty” against the wishes of all the others, and how he awakens their collective conscience. When the students returned to campus, they discussed the issues of the play, especially the idea of one dissenter against the majority. They were led by Julia Gasdaska ’07, Bethlehem; Michael McCartney ’05, Harveys Lake; Adam Spaugh ’05, Lawrenceville, Ga.; and Katie Suib ’05, Milanville.

April and Michelle would like to invite all interested faculty and administrators to an open house in the HUB’s Leadership Center, noon-1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 27.

The reason is that Moravian has made the commitment to host a LeaderShape Institute for the next five years. The institute provides leadership training for students through teamwork and problem-solving exercises. The charter students of the Leadership Initiative attended LeaderShape at the University of Illinois last summer.

The first Moravian-sponsored LeaderShape will be held May 8-13 at the Tuscarora Conference Center in Mount Bethel. The goal is to enroll 65 students. Six faculty/staff facilitators are needed for the session, to guide and encourage group discussions and challenge the students on their way through the training process.

You can learn more about LeaderShape at http://www.leadershape.org.

For information on the open house: Ext. 1509.

January 25, 2005

Great Scot!:
Football coach Scot Dapp named president of American Football Coaches Assn.

Green Party:
Moravian wins Green Ribbon award from city of Bethlehem for recycling.

Coffee Cantata:
Reeves Library coffeehouse will hold a naming contest for itself.

High on the Staff:
McCall and Mirra award-winners for support staff.

Datebook:
Campus calendar.
Leading the Way:
Leadership Center students lead discussion about drama “12 Angry Men”; Leadership Center open house.
Gaudeamus:
Faculty/staff/student achievements.