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Cosby points to the crowd with Semonich looking on in the background.

ABOVE: Legendary comedian Bill Cosby looked good in his Moravian College sweatshirt at the beginning of his on-campus lecture April 2 in Johnston Hall. Looking on is USG President Tim Semonich '15. (Photo by Michael Wilson)


Out & About

Bill Cosby Captivates On-Campus Crowd

Bill Cosby, the legendary entertainer who made the Huxtable family and JELL-O pudding pops famous, visited campus as part of the United Student Government’s Prestigious Speaker Series April 2. Cosby discussed issues of leadership and his life’s journey during the exclusive lecture for the College community in Johnston Hall. Cosby didn’t disappoint Andrew Papanastasiou ’17, who like so many others grew up watching The Cosby Show. “He had me laughing hysterically,” said the criminal justice major who sat right off stage. Stephanie Chilingerian, parent of Harry Chilingerian ’14, summed up Cosby’s lecture best, posting on social media, “Seeing Mr. Cosby … was like meeting up with an old friend.” To read the College's full release on Cosby's visit, click here.

Visiting Scholars Receive Honorary Degrees

During the spring semester, the College presented honorary degrees to National Geographic explorer and Andean archeologist Constanza Ceruti and South African HIV/AIDS educator and researcher Lesley Wood. An expert in the fields of high-altitude archaeology and the anthropology of sacred mountains, Ceruti is the director of the Institute of High Mountain Research at the Catholic University of Salta and a scientific investigator with the National Council for the Scientific Research in Argentina.
A research professor in education sciences at North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa, Wood is a fearless advocate for action research-based approaches to HIV/AIDS and general wellness education in an African context. Additionally, Wood served as Action Researcher in Residence within the College’s Education Department in early April.

Ceruti holds up her degree surrounding by the Moravian staff and administration. Wood holds up her degree with Shosh and Grigsby standing next to her.

ABOVE: Following Constanza Ceruti's April 22 lecture, Frank Kuserk (from left), Hilde Binford, Ceruti, President Bryon Grigsby and Diane Husic gather together.

ABOVE: President Grigsby (from left), Lesley Wood and Joseph Shosh, chair of the Education Department, pose together following the presentation of Wood's honorary degree April 10.

Moravian Making Headlines


Bookshelf: Joel Nathan Rosen

The book cover of Rosen's new book, which is a dark blue and gray.

Joel Nathan Rosen, associate professor of sociology, teamed with Roberta J. Newman, master professor in the Department of Liberal Studies at New York University, to write Black Baseball, Black Business: Race Enterprise and the Fate of the Segregated Dollar (University Press of Mississippi), an authoritative social history of the Negro Leagues.

The book examines how the relationship between black baseball and black businesses functioned, particularly in urban areas with significant African American populations. Inextricably bound together by circumstance, these sports and business alliances faced destruction and upheaval. 

Black Baseball, Black Business was published in March 2014.

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