Inside Moravian
e-Newsletter of the Moravian College Campus Community 9/24/13
Mo walks down the road with members of the class of 2017.

ABOVE: Mo takes a stroll with President Grigsby and members of the class of 2017 during the "Moravian Mile" walk.


News & Notes

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Fall Faculty Luncheon Series Continues with Dan Libby, Ph.D.

Please join our second Faculty Luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 26, with Dan Libby, Ph.D., professor of chemistry, who will present a lecture on “Thinking Chemistry.” The luncheon starts at 11:45 a.m. in the Snyder Room. After the presentation there is time for a vigorous discussion.

For those who are interested in future luncheons, there has been a program change as Gary Olson, Ph.D., professor of political science, canceled his presentation. Cecilia Fox, Ph.D., associate professor of biological sciences, will step in on short notice and give her talk on Nov. 21.

For the third luncheon, President Bryon Grigsby, Ph.D. ’90 will discuss “The Social Construction of Disease in Literature” on Oct. 10. Later that month, on Oct. 24, Diane Radycki, Ph.D., associate professor of art, and Paula Modersohn-Becker will present on “The First Modern Woman Artist” at the Reeves Library.

Wrapping up the faculty luncheons will be Michelle Schmidt, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and director of academic leadership programs, who will discuss “Friendships in Childhood & Adolescence” on Nov. 7, and Fox will discuss “The Neuroprotective Effects of DNSP-11 in Rat Models of Parkinson’s Disease” on Nov. 21.

Conferences and Presentations

Dana S. Dunn, Ph.D., assistant dean for special projects and professor of psychology, recently attended meetings of the Committee on Disability in Psychology (CDIP) of the American Psychological Association in Washington, D.C. Dunn was appointed to CDIP earlier this year and will serve through 2015.

In the News

Diane Husic, Ph.D., professor of biology and chair of the Department of Biological Sciences, received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Northern Michigan University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry in 1981. The celebration took place at homecoming Sept. 20-21.
The following is from Northern Michigan University’s announcement: Working with a group of citizens, Husic helped convert several hundred acres of a Superfund site into a wildlife refuge, nature center and place for environmental education and passive recreation. The former wasteland is now home to a thriving habitat, enjoyed by wildlife and visitors alike. She has taught courses on climate change, environmental science, biochemistry and sustainability to students of all levels. Her strong interest in providing undergraduate research opportunities grew from her own experience at NMU. She also served on Pennsylvania's Climate Change Adaptation Working Group on Natural Resources.

Dana S. Dunn, Ph.D., was recently appointed an associate editor of the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology (JSCP). A peer review journal, JSCP is devoted to the application of theory and research from social psychology toward the better understanding of human adaptation and adjustment, including both the alleviation of psychological problems and distress (e.g., psychopathology) and the enhancement of psychological well-being among the psychologically healthy. Dunn is stepping down from his role as book review editor for the journal, a post he has held since 2002.

Kelly Denton-Borhaug, Ph.D., associate professor of religion, is speaking and showing photographs about her summer pilgrimage in northern Spain at an event called “Messages of Camino” on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 4 p.m. in the Snyder Room. This past summer, Denton-Borhaug developed a May term online course on the theme of pilgrimage, and then embarked upon a 300-mile-long journey over 21 days, walking the thousand-year-old Camino of Santiago in northern Spain. She was surprised by many discoveries along the Camino, but perhaps most unexpected was finding the many and diverse messages that pilgrims leave for one another along the way.

Fred B. Schultheis, Ph.D., professor of mathematics, presented “The Only Function You’ll Ever Need*” on Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the Math/CS lounge on the second floor of PPHAC.

In the Media

The Morning Call highlighted the College’s 15-year initiative to become an All-Steinway campus Sept. 21. To read more, click here.

GreenSource, a magazine on sustainable design, highlighted the College in an online article titled, “Bright College Years: Moravian College improves the efficiency of its athletic facility.” To read more, click here. 

Moravian College received an award to support its first Writers' Conference, which will present nationally known authors Ursula Hegi and Laura Halse in the spring. To read more, click here.

Faramarz Farbod, visiting instructor of political science, participated in a Berks County TV (BCTV) panel discussion on the crisis in Syria Sept. 10. To learn more, click here.

Diana Radycki, Ph.D., associate professor of art, recently had her book, “Paula Modersohn-Becker. The First Modern Woman Artist,” published by Yale University Press. To read more, click here.

Liz Yates, assistant dean for resident life, provides the skinny on college Greek life as reported by The Express-Times. To read more, click here.

Santo D. Marabella, M.B.A., D.S.W., professor of management, published a new column in the Reading Eagle’s Business Weekly publication titled, “Lifelong Learning at Work.” To read more, click here.

Other News

International Dinner and Show Set for Sept. 29

Come and transport your palate around the world with mouth-watering food and world-class entertainment featuring TAIKOZA at the 2013 Annual International Dinner on Sunday, Sept. 29. The schedule is as follows:

  • Dinner, 4 p.m., Pavilion
  • Taikoza, 5 p.m., Prosser
  • Dessert, 6:30 p.m., Pavilion

Please pick up your ticket with your Moravian ID at the HUB Desk. You will be able to use a meal swipe for your ticket. Non-student tickets are available for $6, and additional tickets may be purchased for $6.

AAUW and WSAC Host Open House Sept. 24

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Women's Studies Advisory Council (WSAC) will host an open house on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 4 p.m. in PPHAC, room 222. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet and talk with members of the AAUW/WASC, as well as be part of the ribbon cutting ceremony of Moravian College’s Women’s Space. In addition, there will be a Moes’ taco bar.

Philosophy Club Hosts Meeting Sept. 24

In 2012 there were 1.2 million abortions. Abortion continues to be a heated topic of debate in the United States. Should women have a right to end their pregnancy or  does the fetus have a right to life? The Philosophy Club will discuss this topic at a meet titled “Where Do You Stand?” in the rec room on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

If you have questions or would like to join the Philosophy Club, contact Jenn Kober at for more information.

Trip Brings Edgar Allan Poe’s Work to Life

The Zinzendorf Society and the English Department invite you on a trip to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire’s "Poe Evermore," a dramatic presentation of Edgar Allan Poe’s works in Cornwall. This year’s production includes "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Cask of Amontillado," “The Tell-Tale Heart,” and poems “For Annie” and "The Raven." The trip is Friday, Nov. 1, and will depart from the HUB at 5 p.m. and return at approximately 11:15 p.m. The cost is a $5 deposit.

To reserve a ticket and a seat on the bus, submit money to Theresa Dougal in Zinzendorf 301 by Monday, Sept. 30, in an envelope with your name, email, phone, and box number or address.
For a full description of show, click here.

APE Hosts Kickoff Event Sept. 25

The Association of Peer Educators (APE) invites you to participate in the APE Kickoff Event on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the UBC and Snyder Room and Lounge in the HUB. The kickoff event will include:

  • Sex and Shakes:  Free milkshakes with facts about safe sex.
  • Alcohol Awareness:  Watch an educational program, take a quiz, and earn a chair massage given by a licensed massage therapist from Healing Hands of Bethlehem.
  • Play Taboo: Test your knowledge of domestic violence, alcohol poisoning, date rape, stress and other health-related topics. Winners earn a chair massage by Healing Hands! 

Brown Bag Lunch Scheduled Oct. 1

Join AAUW, the Center for Intercultural Advancement and Inclusion and the Womens Studies Advisory Council for its first Brown Bag Lunch on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at noon in the Afterwords Café, Reeves Library’s lower level. The topic will be “Sex on Campus: the double-standard and slutshaming.”

Teach for America Information Meeting Sept. 24

Interested in learning more about Teach for America? Passionate about children attaining an excellent education? Join us for the Teach for America Lunch and Learn on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in PPHAC, room 102. Bring your lunch. Learn about Teach for America, the services they provide and opportunities available. Teach for America seeks candidates from ALL majors.

Students News & Notes

Students In the News

Photini Petrides ’15, a junior nursing student, will make a public presentation entitled “An Exploration of the Health Needs in Nicaragua” on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. in PPHAC, room 102. Petrides recently completed an interdisciplinary project and will be sharing her experiences.

Robbie Moyer ’14, who has regained the quarterback position this season on the College’s football team, was profiled by The Morning Call. To read more, click here.

Shane Burcaw ’14 appeared on PBS39’s new television show “Focus,” which includes Brittany Garzillo ’13 as a reporter and producer.  Her segment discussed Burcaw’s popular blog Laughing at my Nightmare and his documentary that won a Mid-Atlantic Emmy.

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