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News and Notes

Nearly 70 girls learned basketball techniques during the Pink Zone Clinic.

Photo by Mark Fleming

The Moravian College women's basketball team hosted nearly 70 girls from 2nd grade to 8th grade at its 2nd Annual Pink Zone Clinic in Johnston Hall last week as part of its Play 4Kay week.

Head Coach Mary Beth Spirk, assistant coaches Amy Endler and Sara Steinman and the entire Greyhound squad split the girls into groups and went over proper techniques for shooting, passing, defense, dribbling and shooting during the 90-minute clinic. The evening ended with a game.

Click here to view a photo gallery of the clinic.

Debbie Hinkel, Kathy Thomforde, President Thomforde and Julie DelGiorno are in the pink as they support Play 4Kay during pink week.

Photo by Christie Jacobsen

For the last three years, Moravian has been the top NCAA Division III team in the Kay Yow Cancer Fund's Play 4Kay including raising $12,025 last year. Wednesday's clinic raised $525 towards Moravian's total for 2013.

Photos from the week’s events are available here.





Moravian College will be hosting its 27th annual student mathematics conference this Saturday, February 16.

Frank Morgan, the Atwell Professor of Mathematics at Williams College, will give the keynote address, titled Optimal Pentagonal Tilings.  After the keynote address, more than 24 student presentations will be made in mathematics, statistics and computer science.  More than 135 students from the eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey region have registered for the event.

Moravian students and faculty may attend free of charge.  More information can be found at the conference web site.

Students interested in having lunch at the event should contact to have their lunch tickets charged to their student meal plan.

The Moravian Student Mathematics Conference is an annual tradition started by the Moravian chapter of the mathematical honor society Pi Mu Epsilon in 1987.  A complete listing of the past conferences can be found at

The department is pleased to carry on this celebration of undergraduate mathematical research.

Download a flyer about the event here.


Dana S. Dunn, assistant dean for special projects and professor of psychology, recently conducted an academic program review of the department of psychology of Marymount University in Arlington, Va. Founded in 1950 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM), Marymount University is an independent, coeducational Catholic university offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in a wide range of disciplines. The university enrolls about 2470 undergraduate students.


The next Lunch ‘n’ Learn will take place February 21 at noon in the UBC room of the HUB. Learn about spices and herbs through a cooking demonstration with Chef Michael. Registration is required to


Arianna Goldina performs in Peter Hall.

Photo by David Dunn '16

Arianna Goldina, artist lecturer in the music department, gave a recital on February 10 titled Romantics and Revolutionaries: Piano Music of Schubert, Schumann and Liszt.

She performed works by these composers in an afternoon of music that exemplified the revolutionary spirit of the Romantic era.



Conferences and Presentations

Christie Gilson, assistant professor of education, recently moderated a discussion on international higher education opportunities and challenges for people with disabilities and in the deaf community at a meeting of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. Gilson is a Fulbright alumni and the Fulbright Board’s first blind member. About 80 people attended in the audience; more joined in through Twitter and Facebook.


Eva Leeds, associate professor of economics and business, gave the first lecture in the YWCA Great Decisions Global Affairs Education Discussion Series at Kirkland Village in Bethlehem on February 6.  Her talk was titled The Future of the Euro.

News from the Seminary

Discover ways to integrate spirituality and psychotherapy at a workshop Friday, March 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donald Meichenbaum will lead the workshop at the Bahnson Center. The psychotherapeutic implications of spirituality will be discussed. Specific ways to implement evidence-based interventions to address the aftermath of traumatic and psychiatric disorders will be demonstrated. Fee is $70; six contact hours.


Dana S. Dunn, assistant dean for special projects and professor of psychology, has just published the first edition of his new book Adjust, with his colleagues, Wayne Weiten (U of Nevada, Las Vegas) and Elizabeth Hammer (Xavier U of Louisiana). Adjust is a textbook that provides a brief introduction to the psychology of adjustment, and employs balanced psychological research coverage, engaging applications, and current examples to help students understand themselves and the world.

Student News and Notes

Ian J. Vogler '13

Photo by Alex Sestok '16

Ian J. Vogler ’13 performed an evening of music, February 9, which showcased his talents as a saxophone player and composer.