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“It is not external events themselves that cause us distress, but the way in which we think about them, our interpretation of their significance. It is our attitudes and reactions that give us trouble. We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them.“—Epictetus (AD 55–135)


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At the Arbor Day tree planting on April 27, Frank Kuserk, professor of biology share the good news that Moravian College has earned 2015 Tree Campus USA recognition. Tree Campus USA, a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation, honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation. To obtain this distinction, Moravian College has met the five core standards for sustainable campus forestry required by Tree Campus USA, including establishment of a tree advisory committee, evidence of a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and the sponsorship of student service-learning projects.

New York Times Columnist Speaks to FYWS

This past Tuesday, William C. Rhoden, sports columnist for The New York Times joined Associate Professor of Sociology, Joel Nathan Rosen’s First Year Writing Seminar via remote hook-up for a discussion of the pleasures and pitfalls of sports journalism in the 21st century. Rhoden, a quite decorated writer and commentator, who has spoken at the College in years prior, referred to the class as a “good group, quite interested and engaged in the subject matter.”

Students Soar!

Ten Moravian College research students presented their work at the prestigious National Conference on Undergraduate Research, April 7-9, joining more than 4000 undergraduates from across a wide range of disciplines for this celebration of undergraduate research, scholarship, and creativity.

Alyssa Alessandra, Nursing, Exploring the Perceptions and Knowledge of Immunizations in an Adult Population

Zachary Arcona, Psychology, Exploring Predictors of the Mental Readiness and Recovery from Injury

John Barr, Chemistry, Gas-phase Ion-mobility Measurements of Solution Phase Properties Confirmed by Capillary Electrophoresis

Jennifer Francesco, Biology, How Does Rainfall Affect E. Coli in Streams?

Emily Hanes, Nursing, Nonpharmacological Management of Critically Ill Delirious Patients; Contrasting Current and Best Practices

Laura McBride, Environmental Studies and Sciences, Determination of Heavy Metal Uptake by Forbs and Woody Shrubs in the Lehigh Gap Wildlife Refuge Remediation Areas

Zachary Molchany, Philosophy and Ethics, Disagreement in Epistemological, Religious, and Political Contexts

Monick Perone, Philosophy and Ethics, Phenomenology of Gender: Non-Binary Experiences

Daniel Schmucker, Chemistry, N ? P* Orbital Interactions in N-Acyl Homoserine Lactone (AHLs) and Their Affects on Hydrolysis Rates

Alexandrea Sestok, Chemistry, The Heat of Reaction of Luminol: Energy Flow in a Chemiluminescent Reaction

Congratulations to all! We’re proud of you!

$$$ for Good Causes

Moravian College gives back. Check out these fund-raising efforts:

  • Strikeout for Prostate Cancer raised over $3,500.
  • Greek week raised over $1,500 for the Bethlehem YMCA.
  • Relay for Life raised over $11,000 for the American Cancer Society.


Moravian College will be accepting donations of new and gently used clothing, unopened packaged food, household items, and furniture from May 2-May 15. Labeled bins will be located around campus:


Front of Bernhardt-Wilhelm, Nitschmann, HILL


Inside the HUB, HILL Lobby, Laundry Rooms (Beck, deSchweinitz, Hillsides, Townhouses)

Household items and furniture

Hillside Lawn

All items will be distributed among the following organizations: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Lehigh Valley Outreach Depot/Central Moravian Church, and the United Christ Church Soup Kitchen.




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Come to this inaugural event featuring food, inflatables, a magician (from America's Got Talent), an acoustic musician, activities including painting, sand art, and tie dying, and more.

4:00-7:00 pm, the ARC 


Celebrate Bob Mayer

At his retirement party, this afternoon, 4:00-5:00 pm, in the third-floor atrium at PPHAC.


Premier Performance of the New

"Song & Stagecraft Ensemble"

Suzanne Kompass, director

7:30 pm, Peter Hall

All Seats $10, Free with Moravian ID

Coming soon!

The Annual Moravian College Choral Concert

"Music From Around The World"

Dr. Paula Ring Zerkle, director

Saturday, April 30, 7:30 pm, Foy Concert Hall

$15 General Admission; $10 Seniors and Students

Free with Moravian ID


The Moravian College BIG Band and Jazz Combo I 

at the World Famous Deer Head Inn

Sunday, May 1, 5:00-9:00 pm

$5 music charge

More info at:


Intercultural Graduation Ceremony and Reception

Saturday, May 7, 1:30 pm, Prosser Auditorium

Reception in the Pavilion at 3:30 pm
Please RSVP by Thursday,May 5th