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e-Newsletter of the Moravian College Campus Community 10/8/13
A photograph of the exhibition's flyer with an array of artwork on the cover.

ABOVE: The 'Forging Our Future' exhibition, featuring artwork by students in grades K-12, will kick off with an opening reception on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the Payne Gallery/Foy Lobby.


News & Notes

K-12 Student Art Exhibition Opens in Payne Gallery Oct. 10

Moravian College and the Payne Gallery will host the “Forging Our Future" exhibition, celebrating creative visual artwork by students in grades K-12 whose teachers are members of the Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA), from Thursday, Oct. 10, through Saturday, Oct. 19. An opening reception will be held Oct. 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the Payne Gallery/Foy Lobby. A closing reception is set for Oct. 19, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., also in Foy Lobby.

Teachers from throughout the state submitted student work in a wide variety of media, including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking and mixed media. This juried exhibition is a featured highlight of the PAEA Annual Conference being held this year in Bethlehem.

The event is organized by the PAEA. Kelsey King ’14 is the event’s curator and Matthew Shelley, visiting professor of art, will serve as juror. For more information, visit or for directions, call 610-861-1491.

Safe Zone Ally Program Set for Oct. 30

The College will host the Safe Zone Ally program, a workshop through which faculty, staff and students are educated and informed about issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals, on Wednesday, Oct. 30. It also provides a support network for LGBTQ students, faculty and staff. The event will be held at 4 p.m. in PPHAC, room 117.

Michelle Santiago of the Counseling Center is the event’s presenter, and Lizabeth Kleintop of Comenius Center is a contributor. It is sponsored by the Center for Intercultural Advancement and Inclusion.

Conferences and Presentations

President Bryon Grigsby '90 will discuss his current work on The Social Construction of Disease in Literature at the fall's third faculty luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 10. The luncheon starts at 11:45 a.m. in the Snyder Room. After the presentation there will be time for a vigorous discussion.

Frank T. Kuserk, professor of biological sciences and director of the Environmental Studies and Sciences program, was part of a group of 19 faculty that presented a poster, Population structure of freshwater turtles across North America: An Ecological Research as Education Network (EREN) collaborative project, at the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Minneapolis this summer. The project seeks to determine if the population structure of freshwater turtles is altered at widespread sites with varying degrees of urbanization by collecting data on a continental scale. In September, Kuserk and the students in his ecology (BIOL 360) class continued collecting information on turtle populations at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center in conjunction with the project.

In the News

Diane Radycki, associate professor of art and director of the Payne Gallery, has several lectures and speaking engagements in the coming months, including a Wednesday, Oct. 30, lecture at the University of Notre Dame, at the invitation of the Department of German and Russian Languages and Literature, on the life and work of Paula Modersohn (1876-1907). Radycki recently released a book on the pioneering artist titled Paula Modersohn-Becker: The First Modern Woman Artist (Yale University Press, 2013).

She will also a present paper, entitled “The Woman Genius and High Modernism: Virginia Woolf, Paula Modersohn-Becker, and To the Lighthouse,” at the fourth annual Feminist Art History Conference held at American University in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Nov. 9.

Angela Fraleigh, associate professor of art, is finishing up a painting for an exhibition at Yale University School of Art called “Reflecting on Manet” Student and Alumni response to "Lunch with Olympia." The exhibition runs from Oct. 9 through Nov. 10. An opening reception will be held Oct. 10. In addition, Fraleigh’s work has appeared in several recent exhibitions, including Angela Fraleigh and Davin Watne: New Work in Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 27; M Path at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, from Aug. 28 to Sept. 28; and The Sweetest Taboo in Dallas, Texas, Sept. 7 to Oct. 5. She will also host open studios in New York City Oct. 24-26.


Jamie Paxton, associate professor of history, authored an article, Remembering and Forgetting: War, Memory, and Identity in the Post-Revolutionary Mohawk Valley, which will appear in the forthcoming edited collection Remembering the Revolution: Memory, History, and Nation-making from Independence to the Civil War published by the University of Massachusetts Press.

Dana S. Dunn, Ph.D., assistant dean for special projects and professor of psychology, co-authored a chapter that just appeared in the 2013 APA Handbook of Multicultural Psychology: Vol.1. Theory and Research. The chapter is titled On Teaching Multicultural Psychology. Elliott Hammer, who co-authored the chapter, teaches at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans.

In the Media

Diane W. Husic, professor of biological sciences and chair of the Department of Biological Sciences, was one of three guests on WDIY's Lehigh Valley Arts Salon program Oct. 7, discussing the Wildlife Art exhibit at the Allentown Art Museum and her upcoming talk there in December in conjunction with the exhibit entitled "Intersections Between Science, Nature, and the Arts." The talk will be held Sunday, Dec. 8, at 1 p.m. at the museum.

Moravian College’s Steel Field, the first soccer stadium built in the United States, is discussed in a video titled “Bethlehem Steel: The Forefathers of US Soccer,” available on To watch the video, click here.

Other News

History Department Hosts Open House Oct. 9

What do W.E.B. DuBois, Katharine Hepburn, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Elena Kagan have in common? They were all history majors! To find out more about majoring in history, stop by the History Department’s open house between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the Snyder Room of the HUB. International cuisine will be served.

Morning Star Auditions Set for Oct. 23

Children of Moravian College alumni, faculty and staff are invited to audition for the Morning Star Solo on Wednesday, Oct. 23, beginning at 6 p.m. in Peter Hall, Hurd Center for Music and Art. Please call Geri Flores at 610-861-1651 or email by Friday, Oct. 18, to set up an audition time.

Vespers Preview Concert will be held in Foy Concert Hall on Friday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Vespers services will be held Dec. 6, 7 and 8, as well as Dec. 13, 14 and 15. Friday and Saturday services are at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. Please note: Preference is given to singers who memorize the four stanzas for their audition.

Lunch ‘n’ Learn Returns Oct. 30

The next Lunch ‘n’ Learn, titled “‘Care’-ful Meal Planning,” will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from noon to 1 p.m. in the UBC room. It will be presented by Susan Hurd, RD, LDN.

The chef will demo 3-4 ingredient entrée ideas; freezer to crockpot ideas; variations in prepping proteins, starch, vegetables; three accompaniments. The presentation will also include online recipes, shopping lists, pantry stocking, basic cooking tools, planning for the week, and creating meals from all stages.

This event is free to all staff, faculty and students. All attendees will be entered for a chance to win an oven-proof pan. The Lunch ‘n’ Learn series is sponsored by SODEXO and PAWS. To register, email Jessie Ervin,, by Wednesday, Oct. 23.

Study, Visit Cordoba, Spain, This Summer

Moravian College’s Summer Study Abroad Program is offering “PHIL 120 Introduction to Philosophy (M3)” and “PHIL 296 Cross Cultural Philosophies (M5)” in Cordoba, Spain, from May 23 through June 6, 2014. For more information, visit the trip’s website.

Students News & Notes

College Hosts Mental Illness Awareness Week

This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week, and a group of first-year students have planned events for in order to raise awareness of mental illness. Below is the schedule of activities planned for the week.

Tuesday, Oct. 8:  Wear white to support the cause! You can still pick up a ribbon at the table in the HUB.  In addition, if you didn’t get an informational pamphlet or an inspirational card from the Emerging Leaders, grab one today.

Wednesday, Oct. 9: Come watch the film Silver Linings Playbook at 6:30 p.m. in the UBC room.

Thursday, Oct. 10: Rally/Discussion – Get to know other students on campus by sharing stories! Gather behind Comenius Hall at 5:30 p.m. and meet some new friends. 

Children’s Fall Festival Set for Oct. 20

The Student Nurses’ Association presents its Children’s Fall Festival at the Hub Pavilion on Sunday, Oct. 20, at noon. There will be trick or treating, games and activities, pumpkin painting and a costume contest. To RSVP, contact Brittanie Olsen at with the age and gender of the child or children participating by Friday, Oct. 18. Don’t forget your costume!

Homecoming Winners Announced

We hope everyone enjoyed the homecoming festivities last week! Thank you to everyone who contributed to making the week a success. Here are all of our winners:

The winners of the homecoming banner competition:
1st – Zeta Tau Alpha
2nd – Alpha Sigma Alpha
3rd – Art Club

The winners of the homecoming parade competition:
1st – Zeta Tau Alpha
2nd – Alpha Sigma Alpha
3rd – Sigma Sigma Sigma

Top voted senior ambassadors:
Katie O’Rourke
Fernando Cifuentes

Class of 2014 ambassadors:
Alicia Altemose
Alyssa Hann
Katie O’Rourke
Katelyn Remp
Fernando Cifuentes
David Fahim
Sami Mamari
Logan Stano

Class of 2015 ambassadors:
Casey Bill
Nick Mengucci

Class of 2016 ambassadors:
Tori Danner
Jake Fritz

Class of 2017 ambassadors:
Rebecca Sheldon
Michael Saunders

The Manuscript Seeks Contributors

The Manuscript, Moravian’s student literary magazine, provides an excellent opportunity to publish your work! Last year's publication received a lot of attention on and off campus. Our literary magazine publishes:

  • personal essays
  • poetry
  • short stories
  • photography
  • drawing
  • painting
  • graphic design
  • music compositions (audio and/or lyrics)
  • and we’re open to your ideas!

Do you write words sometimes? Submit! Are you a closet artist or musician? Submit! We mean business, as in literature, and art, and music. Submissions sent by Friday, Dec. 6, have a greater chance of publication. Send titled submissions to Please keep images over 300 DPI resolution. Email Khera Rufino with your feedback and questions:

Students In the News

The current way the government divides up the more than $150 Billion in federal financial aid is simply by a college's headcount. This can lead to unfair allocations of money, and it does nothing to solve the problems of inequality, and does not take into account educational quality. Two Moravian students, Cory Creen ’14 and Lauren Sumereau ’14, were given this problem and only 24 hours to create a ranking system and model at the recent Cumberland Valley Math Modeling Challenge. Cory and Lauren shared their experiences at the Oct. 8 Epsilon talk.

Shane Burcaw ’14, creator of the humorous blog, "Laughing At My Nightmare," and the nonprofit organization LAMN, will give a talk at Marywood University on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m. To read more, click here.

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