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Moravian College’s Top 10 Moments of 2018

2018 has been another year for the record books at Moravian College. Take a look back at 10 of the many memorable moments, new achievements, and exciting initiatives our 277th year brought for the Hounds:

New Alumni Lecture Series

In January, the Moravian College Alumni Association launched our brand new Return & Learn series. Six presentations throughout the year brought alumni back to campus to connect and explore different topics. Hounds had the chance to hone their skills in investing and social media, discover new stories from Moravian College and Bethlehem's rich history, dive into the world of wine and food pairings, and more.

Landmark Conference Champions

Greyhound Basketball Billboard with text: "Mo" than Winners...Champions!

Greyhound teams captured six Landmark Conference titles in 2017-2018 in men's basketball, men's and women's indoor track and field, softball, and men's and women's outdoor track and field and posted eight additional top-five finishes to win its fourth Landmark Conference Presidents' Trophy. Hound 'Em!

Honoring First-Generation College Students

The Alpha chapter of Alpha Alpha Alpha was established at Moravian College in 2018. This new honors society for first-generation college students is the first of its kind and inducted 105 new members in a ceremony on campus in March. Tri-Alpha has already spread to other campuses, with a total of 13 chapters formed at colleges and universities around the country.

New Programs in Rehabilitation Sciences and Fine Arts

Graduate and Continuing Studies offerings at Moravian College have continued to grow: we announced the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, which will utilize a unique problem-based approach to learning, as well as the Master of Fine Arts in Performance Creation, in partnership with Touchstone Theatre, which will train artists to bring their vision to life on the stage.

Fresh Look for Moravian College Dining Spaces

Both Clewell Dining Hall on South Campus and the Star Campus Restaurant on North Campus got a facelift this year, providing students with optimized eating spaces to relax and refuel.

On-Campus Food & Resource Pantry for Students In Need

Addressing food insecurity on campus, Mo’s Cupboard opened at the start of the fall semester. This free food and resource pantry offers shelf stable food items, toiletries, dorm and cleaning supplies for any Moravian College, Graduate, or Seminary student in need.

Continuing the Moravian Legacy on Main Street

Students walk past the Moravian Book Shop

Moravian College became the new owner of the Moravian Book Shop to prevent the beloved Bethlehem store from closing its doors. With a new blue and grey look but the same classic selection of books and stars, the legacy of the oldest bookstore in the country continues.

Moravian College Millennium Fellows

15 Moravian College students were selected for the prestigious Millennium Fellowship leadership development program this year. The Fellowship, presented by United Nations Academic Impact and Millennium Campus Network, empowers students to address pressing issues in their local area. Moravian College Fellows implemented “The 1742 Model: The Sustainable Development Goals in the Lehigh Valley: A Comprehensive Program for Education and Action,” focusing on issues such as food reclamation and food insecurity, housing insecurity, and LGBTQ+ outreach and partnership.

Partnership Offering New Opportunities for Future Law Students

Opening new doors for students interested in pursing a law career, Moravian College and Rutgers Law School signed an agreement this fall to allow qualified students to be eligible to attend Rutgers Law School following their junior year at Moravian College, in order to complete both their bachelor’s and Juris Doctor degrees in a total of six years, rather than seven.

Leadership in Technology and Innovation

"Father of Modern Education" and namesake of Comenius Hall, John Amos Comenius believed in engaging and accessible education for all. We're still following his vision today, seeking ways to integrate new technology and digital multimodality into the learning process. This year Moravian College was recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2018–2021, a center of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence.