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May 10, 2018
On April 24, Moravian College hosted Chinh Nguyen, a lecturer in language teacher education at the College of Foreign Language Studies at the University of Danang, Vietnam, and a 2017-2018 Fulbright scholar at the College of Education, University of Washington, Seattle. Chinh’s main scholarly interests include language studies, identity in language teaching, sociocultural issues in language teaching, and social justice in education. The focus of his Fulbright project aims to explore the policy and practice of social justice teacher education in U.S. higher education and put forward recommendations for implementing social justice teacher education in Vietnam. Chinh gave a presentation to the campus community and talked with students in EDUC 244/534, “Including Students with Disabilities,” taught by Tristan Gleason, assistant professor of education who coordinated Chinh’s visit. Three of Gleason’s students--Jaime Ernst ’19, Eda Turkdonmez ’19, and post-baccalaureate student Shai Keshodkar reported on the presentations and shared their reflections on the day.


May 10, 2018
The latest from Moravian College faculty: research, writings, presentations, and other contributions to the community and the world around us.


February 5, 2018
Kin Cheung, assistant professor of Asian studies, reflects on the March 26 screening of the film The Chinese Exclusion Act at ArtsQuest organized by Moravian College, Lehigh University, and Muhlenberg College.

May 10, 2018
For a year now, senior Michelle Pomposello and assistant professor of biology Kara Mosovsky have been working together on research that examines methods of treating bacterial infections when the offending bacteria live inside the body’s cells where they cannot be reached by traditional antibiotics. Their work started last May with a SOAR (student opportunities for academic research) project and continued throughout the 2017-18 academic year with two successive independent studies.

May 10, 2018
With expected cuts to state grants for college students coming in the 2018-19 academic year, more than 300 students from 41 Pennsylvania private colleges and universities descended on the state capital on April 17 for the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) annual Student Aid Advocacy Day. Moravian College students Christopher Antoine ’19, Christina Reinhard ’19, Jakleen Hana ’21, Brandon Faust’ 20, Crystal Yacoub ’18 joined fellow PA students in Harrisburg to advocate for maintaining current grant funding.


May 10, 2018
Grey skies, intermittent showers, and mid-50s temperatures set a subdued scene around this year’s Arbor Day celebration on April 27. It seemed reflective of our thoughts on the loss this past year of our mentor, colleague, and friend biology professor Frank Kuserk, whom we remembered and honored with a new addition to the Moravian College landscape,

April 5, 2018
Frances Longacre Barnard passed away on August 23, 2012, at the age of 88. Out of her love for Moravian College, she bequeathed a generous gift to fund several initiatives:
• the Barnard Endowed Scholarship Fund, to be awarded with a preference to history students
• renovations to the history department in Comenius Hall
• a one-time gift to the women’s field hockey team (Barnard played field hockey while at Moravian)
• a one-time gift for three SOAR scholarships
On April 16, 2018, the college welcomed Frances’s son David Barnard, an aerospace engineer at The Aerospace Corporation in Chantilly, Virginia, to a ceremony dedicating the history department’s common room to his mother.

April 26, 2018
“Being first can be hard. Being first can be scary. Being first can be exciting,” says Carol Traupman-Carr, associate provost. Being a first-generation college student is unquestionably an accomplishment. On March 24, 2018, Moravian College inducted 105 members to the alpha chapter of Alpha Alpha Alpha, the first honor society in the United States to celebrate first-generation students.

April 26, 2018
The peer-reviewed achievements of Moravian faculty during 2017. This year 1 book, 18 book and anthology chapters, 20 peer-reviewed articles, 1 short story, 2 group exhibitions, 2 solo exhibitions, and 2 highly competitive awards are showcased. The scholarly communities in which Moravian faculty have shared their knowledge across the disciplines illustrates the breadth and depth of the expertise and research done by our colleagues. 

A focus of Moravian’s curriculum is the development of the skills needed to prepare our students to become problem solvers, creative thinkers, and individuals who contribute to the society around them.  Our faculty are deeply committed to applying and modeling these scholarship traits within their disciplines.  Their scholarly engagement translates into professors who are dynamic, engaging and actively seeking to expand and apply their knowledge beyond the Moravian community, which is evidenced in the 2017 publications.

April 13, 2018
Dolly Singley joined Moravian College in August of 2017 as the assistant director for accessibility support. She holds a doctorate of special education and a master’s of education in counseling along with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. After the recent symposium “Comprehensive Care and Support for the Concussed College Student,” Inside Moravian spoke with her about her involvement with the event, her work, and her interests.