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October 19, 2017
Learn all about the latest contributions from Moravian College faculty.


October 19, 2017
Lily Peter didn’t graduate from Moravian College, but family, a passion for the arts, and love of education wove a strong bond to Bethlehem and the college. Her relatives included the first organist of Central Moravian Church and a former Moravian College President. Peter was born on her parents’ farm in 1891 in Marvell, Arkansas, the oldest of 10 children. Five of her siblings died, and she lost her father when she was 16, so after high school she became a teacher to help support her family and send four of her siblings to college. Later, those siblings would return the favor, paying for Lily’s college education at Columbia University, where she majored in English, and then Vanderbilt, where she earned a master’s degree. She also studied violin at Juilliard.

In 1978, Peter funded the renovation of the New Chapel into a recital hall, which was then named Peter Hall in her honor. Peter died on July 26 in her hometown of Marvell. She was 100 years old. Peter led a remarkable life as an educator, poet, musician, farmer, and benefactor. She was a truly revolutionary woman. Here, a story about Peter that originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times on October 6, 1985.

October 19, 2017
This fall, the Moravian College Theatre Company offers theater-goers two riveting, thought-provoking, and—each in its own way—scary plays. Christopher Shorr, Director of Theatre for Moravian, shares his insights into these stage productions.

October 12, 2017
At the heart of Moravian College and its history lies a commitment to community. We put our values into action during our second annual Heritage Day on September 20. A total of 1,271 students, staff, and faculty served at 44 nonprofit organizations throughout the Lehigh Valley.

October 12, 2017
This past August, five Moravian College student and alumni musicians—Cayden Wisner ’20, Kellen Pisani ’20, Patrick Kerssen ’18, Julia Flynn ‘17, and Frederick Barr ‘16—traveled to the Karel Velebny Summer Jazz Workshop in the Czech Republic under the supervision of Neil Wetzel, associate professor and chair of the Moravian College Music Department.

July 18, 2017
We celebrate the achievements of Moravian College faculty inside and outside the classroom.

July 18, 2017
The latest news and achievements from Moravian College alumni near and far.

June 15, 2017
Hang out with fellow hound Bryon Grigsby '90, feast your eyes on a beautiful art exhibit, treat your ears to a musical trio, and learn how to plant a sustainable garden with native plants. The details are all right here.