the Middle Ages, part of the mission of every college has been to
provide a place in which to reflect on the problems of the world.
When worldly events are as overwhelming as those of September 11,
the college community inevitably becomes a forum for question and
debate, a sounding board for grief and anger, an instrument for
College is no exception. Here are some of the responses on campus
to the terrorist attacks that destroyed more people and property
in one day than any other event in American history. For additional
information and images, go to: www.moravian.edu/news/releases/terror
12: Students in Anne Dutlingers Graphic Design:
History and Practice class described their reactions to the
events of the previous day. Krystol Kessack 02 of Bethlehem
paid tribute with her design to New York City firefighter Kenneth
J. King 77, whose crew was among the first to respond to the
World Trade Center explosion and fire. (King, who survived the collapse
of the towers, has been engaged in the cleanup efforts.) When the
students pieces were displayed in the HUB in October, Kessacks
poster impressed Athletics Department secretary Marty Jo Moyle,
who asked for a copy and had it framed. The framed poster was sent
to him; the original was displayed in the trophy case under his
Hall of Fame portrait in Johnston Hall.
18: Candlelight vigil and memorial service.
2: A public forum held at the HUB to discuss the causes of and
repercussions from the terrorist attacks. Participants included
professors Gary Olson and Faramarz Farbod of Moravians Department
of Political Science, and Edward P. Morgan, professor of political
science at Lehigh University. Amy Baehr, chair of Moravians
Philosophy Department, moderated the panel.
10-12: On-line question-and-answer session with President Ervin
J. Rokke, who came to the College after a 35-year career in the
U.S. Air Force, which included diplomatic assignments and teaching
and administrative posts at the U.S. Air Force Academy and the National
16: Performance of Gabriel Faurés Requiem by the
Moravian College Choir and Womens Chorus under the direction
of David A. McConnell, interim director of choral activities. Proceeds
from the free-will offering went to the World Trade Center Relief
Fund. The Requiem is a powerful call for peace and calm and
comfort, McConnell said. Unlike most requiems, the judgment
texts of the Mass are not set to music, so there is no struggle,
just a beautiful eternal rest. Surely that is something all of us
wish for those who died.
25: Panel discussion on Civil Liberties in Times of Crisis.
Held in conjunction with Trustees Week, it featured trustees Odell
Guyton 77, Candy Barr Heimbach 79, and Martin A. Trichon
70, joined by the district attorney of Northampton County,
John M. Morganelli 77.