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Year at a Glance

Ongoing

Clarity Haynes: Bearing Witness
The breast project from 1998- Present
Sept 7-Oct 15 | Location: Payne Gallery
Painting Exhibition offering a Physical and Metaphorical Contemplation of the Human Body 

Mindfulness Practice with Dr. Jane Williams
Thursdays throughout semester | 4:30-5:15 PM
Location: Moravian Theological Seminary
Learn and practice the concepts and methods of mindfulness

Sitting Meditation with Claude AnShin Thomas and Wiebke KenShin Andersen
Tuesdays throughout semester | 12:30-1:00 PM
Location: 219 Reeves Library
Learn more about and practice meditation

Meditation Circle 
Thursdays throughout semester | 12:30-1:00 PM
Location: 219 Reeves Library
Learn more about and practice meditation  

Counseling Center Events
Click here to check out InFocus related events held by the Counseling Center!


September

Education Abroad Fair
September 5 | 11 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: HUB Lobby and UBC room
Learn more about educational opportunities around the world 

Writing and Yoga for Faculty with Kristin Baxter
September 8 | 8-10 AM
September 22 | 8-9:30 AM
September 28 | 1-2:30 PM
Location:  Reeves 219
An opportunity for Faculty Members to participate in a combination of contemplative practices. 

Produce Market with Sodexo
September 12 | 11:00 AM- 2:30 PM
Location: 1742 Splotch
Fresh produce market offered in partnership with Sodexo 

Silent Walking Meditations (Dogs welcome!) with Kristin Baxter
September 14, 28 | Oct 12, 26 | Nov 9, 30| Dec 7 
Time: 12:00 - 12:45 PM
Location: Meet in front of the Hub
Exercise your mind and body

FYWS Viewing of Being Mortal during Friday Sessions
September 15
(for FYWS students only)
Viewing of the Documentary Film based on the First Year Writing Seminar reading

Family Day: SOAR Presentation with James Teufel
September 16
Location: HUB
Learn about research conducted by Moravian Students as part of the SOAR program 

Red Zone/Advocates Information Tables
September 19 and 22 | 11 AM - 1 PM
Location: HUB Lobby
Learn about the Red Zone and the Advocates program 

Healthcare Forum: Future and Challenges Facing Health Care
September 21 | 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences, 1st floor
Rooms: 113, 117, and 121
A contemplative and interactive discussion of the Future of Health Care and the challenges it faces

“Being Mortal”: A Dialogue
September 25
Light snacks and film at 4:30 PM, Panel at 6 PM
Location: Prosser Auditorium, HUB
Documentary screening and Panel Discussion centered on the book Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande

Lunch and Learn: Weeknight Meal Success
September 26 | 12:00-1:00 PM
Location: UBC Rooms
Learn about ways to get the most out of your meals during a busy week

CHAPLAINCY LECTURES with Dr. Ric Baxter, Chairman, Department of Pain Medicine/Palliative Care at St. Luke's University Hospital – Bethlehem
September 29 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Saal, Bahnson Center
Learn about Pallative Care and the topics associated with it.


October

Writing and Yoga for Faculty with Kristin Baxter
October 26 | 1:00-2:30 PM
Location:  Reeves 219
An opportunity for Faculty Members to participate in a combination contemplative practices. 

Global Village: Guatemala Experience with Gillian Sharkey
October 3 | 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
Location: UBC Rooms
Learn about the experience of Moravian Students in Guatemala

Debunking the Mental Illness Myth with the Counseling Center
October 4 | 12-1 PM
Location: Amrhein Room, HUB
Bring your own lunch
Debunking the misconceptions surrounding Mental Illness with the Counseling Center.

Poverty Simulation with James Teufel and Gillian Sharkey
October 11 | 3 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Johnston Hall
For more information, contact James Teufel or Gillian Sharkey 

Silent Walking Meditations (Dogs welcome!) with Kristin Baxter
October 12 and 26 | 12-12:45 PM
Location: Meet in front of the HUB
Exercise your mind and body

STI Screening on campus
October 17
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Health Center
STI Screening and information distribution, co-sponsored with USG

Produce Market with Sodexo
October 17 | 11:00 AM- 2:30 PM
Location: 1742 Splotch
Fresh produce market offered in partnership with Sodexo 

Upsilon Alpha Nursing Honor Society:  Poster presentations on Nursing Practice, Research and Education and Global Health Initiatives
October 22 | 1-2 PM
Location: Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Science
Click here to visit the Upsilon Alpha website!

Lighting a Path: Spirituality and Recovery from Addiction with Jane Williams, Professor of Clinical Counseling
October 23 | 4-4:50 PM
Location: Snyder Room, HUB
Learn about the role of spirituality in recovery from addiction. 
Click to view event flyer...

11th Annual Janet A. Sipple Lectureship: Gail Kaempf, CRNP: Healthcare Crisis: The Opioid Epidemic: A Nursing Perspective
October 25 | 5 PM
Location: Foy Hall, South Campus; Reception following in the Gallery
Gain a unique insight into the Opiod Epidemic
Click to view event flyer...

InFocus Lunch and Learn: Mindfulness Awareness and Practice with Katie P. Desiderio and Kin Cheung
October 30 | 11:45 AM - 1 PM
Location: Afterwards Cafe, Reeves Library
Learn about the concept and methods of mindfulness, and gain a historical insight into it's origins. Light lunch served to first 20 guests
Click to view event flyer...

Intimate Partner Violence Lunch and Learn with the Counseling Center
October 30 | 12:00-1:00 PM
Location: Air Products Room
Learn about Pennsylvania's new Sexual Violence Protective Order, how to deal with the emotional impact of IPV, populations at higher risk, community resources and more! 


November

Writing and Yoga for Faculty with Kristin Baxter
November 30 | 1:00 - 2:30 AM
Location:  Reeves 219
An opportunity for Faculty Members to participate in a combination of contemplative practices. 

Arts and Lecture Series: Development of Novel Antimicrobial Agents with Dr. Zvi Hayouka
November 1 | 4:30 PM
Location: Dana Lecture Hall
Learn about the development of Novel Antimicrobial Agents and their medical applications
Click to view event flyer...

Public Lecture by Peace and Justice Scholars in Residence, Claude AnShin Thomas and Wiebke KenShin Andersen
November 2 | 7 PM
Location: Prosser Auditorium
Click to view event flyer...

Designing a Disaster Management Protocol for the Healthcare Setting:  The importance of collaborative planning on Montserrat
November 7 
Time: 4:00 PM | Location: PPHAC 116
A case study on Disaster Management Protocol in the Healthcare Setting
Click to view event flyer...

Silent Walking Meditations (Dogs welcome!) with Kristin Baxter
November 9 and 30 | 12-12:45 PM
Location: Meet in front of the HUB
Exercise your mind and body 

Entrepreneurship Symposium with Keynote Speaker Jeanne Petrucci 
November 19 | 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
Location: Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences
Undergraduate students pitch startup business ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win up to $4,000. Keynote Speaker Jeanne Petrucci will discuss the importance of passion in one's career as well as her experience as a licensed dietician and entrepreneur within the field of health and healthcare. 
Register to attend here!  |    See agenda here | Learn more about Petrucci's business, Living Plate Here

Lunch and Learn: Souper Soups
November 29 | 12:00-1:00 PM
Location: UBC Room
Registration now closed

The Impact of Trauma on Health Outcomes and Wellness with Dr. Hasshan
November 29 | 4:00 - 6:00 PM 
Location: Moravian College Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Center room 102 
Learn common causes and responses to trauma and how to begin to move forward with an empowered attitude and  healthy lifestyle. 2CEU's will be offered to RN's
View Flyer Here...


December

Health Insurance After Graduation
December 1
Location: UBC Room | 12:00 PM

Silent Walking Meditations (Dogs welcome!) with Kristin Baxter
December 7 | 12-12:45 PM
Location: Meet in front of the HUB
Exercise your mind and body 


January

Last Lists of My Mad Mother (2000) by Julie Jensen
January 26 | 8:00 PM
Location: Moravian College Theater | MCTC Friday Night Playreading Series
Learn More About the MC Theatre Company Here


February

Film Screening:  Fix It followed by Q&A with Richard Master
February 27
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM  | Location: Foy Hall


April

Moravian College's annual Undergraduate Student Research and Creative Endeavors Day
April 17 
This year's Call for Proposals will include a category for student research that relates to the four InFocus themes. Students who have completed research on Poverty and InequalityHealthcareWar and Peace, or Sustainability are encouraged to share their work. Learn More Here