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e-Newsletter of the Moravian College Campus Community 10/22/13
Artist Heather Johnson motions with her hands while standing at a podium in Foy Hall.

ABOVE: Artist Heather L. Johnson presented a talk entitled In Search of the Frightening and Beautiful: 10,000 miles and 22 gifts across the U.S.A. at Moravian College's Foy Concert Hall on Oct. 9


News & Notes

Artist Details Her Search of the Frightening and Beautiful

On Oct. 9, Moravian College hosted artist Heather L. Johnson, who presented a talk entitled In Search of the Frightening and Beautiful: 10,000 miles and 22 gifts across the U.S.A. The event, held in Foy Concert Hall, highlighted Johnson’s motorcycle journey, artist residency and visual arts project in Joshua Tree, Calif., and all around the United States.

Introduced as a “wanderer,” Johnson explained the title fit her perfectly, detailing her extensive relocation as a child, living in Chicago, Brazil, Utah and England, to name a few locations. She said her childhood relocations "influenced everything that I do. It made me fascinated with ideas having to do with movement.”

As part of her recent travels, Johnson spent a month-long artist residency fellowship at BoxoHOUSE, a residency program in Joshua Tree dedicated to the investigation and development of ideas related to place, community and the environment. During her talk, Johnson discussed some of the choices she’s made as an artist that “led to this project that has completed changed my life.”  

Johnson’s lecture is the eleventh in the Rose and Rudy Ackerman Visiting Lecture Series at Moravian College, funded by an endowment created by the Ackermans to foster the arts. Visiting artists are invited to present lectures at the College by the chair of the Art Department after consultation with the art faculty. The inaugural lecture was presented in November 2005 by Jeff Gernsheimer ’68.

For more information on Johnson’s experience, click here or here.

Yale University Professor Mary Moller to present Sipple Nursing Lecture

Mary Moller, associate nursing professor at Yale University, will present, “The Growing Concern about Mental Health Issues in the Nation,” at Moravian College in Foy Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 5:30 p.m. The lecture is free of charge and the public is welcome.

Mary D. Moller, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CPRP, FAAN is an associate professor at the Yale University School of Nursing where she is the specialty director for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing. She is an advanced practice registered nurse dually certified as a clinical specialist in adult psychiatric-mental health nursing and a psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner.

Moravian named a Best Value in Private College by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has included Moravian College on its list of the country’s best values in private colleges. Kiplinger’s annual list ranks 100 private universities and 100 liberal arts colleges. Moravian College is ranked No. 89 among liberal arts colleges nationwide. The full list is available online at To read the College's full release, click here.

Conferences and Presentations

The faculty luncheon series returns on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 11:45 a.m., with a talk by Diane Radycki, an associate art professor at Moravian College and director of the Payne Gallery, titled Paula Modersohn-Becker.The First Modern Woman Artist. Radycki's talk will be held in Reeves Library. This presentation is generously sponsored by the Friends of Reeves Library.

Dana S. Dunn, professor of psychology and assistant dean for special projects, recently gave the keynote address at the 15th annual meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Teaching of Psychology (MAToP) Conference at Prince George's Community College in Kettering, Md. Dunn spoke on "Capitalizing on Controversies to Teach Psychological Science." Dunn's main theme was that controversies – public disputes and disagreements that galvanize public and private opinions – provide a fine forum for engaging students in psychological science and critical thinking.

Faramarz Farbod, visiting instructor of political science, presented a talk, titled “Iran, Syria & Egypt:  Some Current Analysis,” at an Oct. 20 Lehigh-Pocono Committee of Concern (LEPOCO) event.

In the News

Pamela Zenz Adamshick, associate professor of nursing, received the 2013 Shirley Novosel Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award, presented by the Penn State Nursing Alumni Society, at the College of Nursing’s third annual Homecoming brunch on Oct. 13. In addition, she presented a poster presentation, “The Intersection of Homelessness and Mental Health Illness: Implications for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses,” at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association annual conference this month in San Antonio, Texas. The poster was developed jointly with Michele August-Brady, associate professor of nursing. To read more, click here.

Santo D. Marabella, professor of management, will make a brief presentation of his book, The Practical Prof:  Simple Lessons for Anyone Who Works, on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 4 p.m., in Prosser Auditorium. Marabella will also attend a book-signing event at the Lehigh Valley Mall Barnes & Noble Store on Friday, Dec. 13, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. 

Kristin Baxter, assistant professor of art, will display artwork in the New Bridge Group’s Duets exhibition, featuring visual and performing artists and writers. The exhibition will be held from Saturday, Nov. 9, through Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Antonio Salemme Foundation in Allentown.


G. Clarke Chapman, professor of religion emeritus and adjunct at the Comenius Center, had a scholarly article titled "Bonhoeffer and Universal Health Care as a Human Right” recently published online by Journal of Religion and Health. The print version – vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 1392-1401 – can be found in the Reeves Library. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was one of the most famous Protestant theologians of the 20th century, and was martyred by the Nazi government in 1945. His writings strongly support health care for everyone, as part of God's redemptive purpose, although Bonhoeffer leaves open the means by which this may be achieved.

In the Media

Professors Kelly Denton-Borhaug and Daniel Jasper penned an op-ed in The Morning Call, addressing the shutdown, the Peace and Justice Program at Moravian, and Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, author and activist Chris Hedges, the College’s seventh peace and justice scholar in residence, who will speak at Moravian on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Prosser Auditorium.  For more information, click here.

Moravian College Professor Diane Radycki's new book examining the life and work of German modernist painter Paula Modersohn-Becker was reviewed by The Huffington Post. To read more, click here.

Gary Olson, professor of political science, authored an opinion article in The Morning Call, titled "Protesting to stop the 'ecological apocalypse." To read more, click here.

Other News

Early Music Ensemble to Perform Oct. 27

The Early Music Ensemble of Moravian College will present “Scholarship in Performance,” on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. in Peter Hall. The program will feature medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music related to scholarly projects undertaken by Moravian College students, under the direction of Professor Larry Lipkis. Among the highlights will be newly transcribed songs by the little known 17th century French composer Julie Pinel, as well as two fully staged choruses and arias from an opera by J. A. Hasse, “La Spartana Generosa” which has not been performed since its premiere in 1748.

Clewell Haunted House Scheduled Oct. 26

Come to the Hurd Campus’ Clewell Hall and experience four floors of terror on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 9 p.m.

Tri-Beta Presents Halloween Chocolate Sale Oct. 24-25

Tri-Beta will present a Halloween chocolate sale on Thursday, Oct. 24, and Friday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the HUB. There will be chocolate lollipops, candy and much more.

C3 Hosts Blood Drive Oct. 28

The community service organization C3 (Campus Community Connection) will be hosting an on-campus blood drive sponsored by Miller Keystone on Monday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To make the registration process as easy as possible, registration to donate blood will be online this year. Simply click on the link, type your name, email and phone number, and select a time slot between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Oct. 28, and click "submit." The form should take no longer than two minutes to complete. If you need assistance with registering for a time to donate, contact Samantha Blake ’15.
Please note that the entire donation process (including donor registration on Oct. 28 and refreshments) should take approximately an hour. All registered donors will receive a confirmation via email with additional details closer to the blood drive date.

Reception Set for Alumna Artist Oct. 23

Please join us at the H. Paty Eiffe Gallery of the HUB at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, for a reception for Heather McGarvie Corey ’05. While Heather was at Moravian, she was an art education major and member of the cross-country team.  Heather completed an honors project in papermaking at Moravian, and received the M.F.A. in papermaking from the Museum of Fine Arts in Philadelphia.  Currently, she teaches and maintains a studio in the Hoboken, N.J., area. Read more about Heather’s work at Heather will speak briefly about her work at approximately 4:45 p.m. All are welcome, and refreshments will be served. The Feminine Motion, an exhibit of work by Corey, will be on display until Monday, Oct. 28.

Celebrating National Food Day

In celebration of National Food Day this week, Moravian students enrolled in the Emerging Leaders program will host two activities to honor a national effort to promote healthy, affordable and sustainable food. On Tuesday, Oct. 22, the College will host “Fresh,” a documentary that celebrates farmers, thinks and business people across the country who are re-inventing the food system. The film will be shown at 6:30 p.m. in PPHAC, room 102. On Thursday, Oct. 24, the program will celebrate locally grown produce with samples of freshly picked apples and apple cider from Scholl Orchards. Stop by from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., across from the HUB desk.

Students News & Notes

AST Hosts Bake Sale This Week

AST will host a bake sale in the HUB to raise money for Wounded Warriors on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 2:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and Thursday, Oct. 24, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. 

Career Center Hosts Oct. 24 Event

The Career Center will host a Washington, D.C. Career Opportunity Alumni & Student Panel on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in PPHAC, room 102.

Want to learn more about living and working in the Washington, D.C., area? There are opportunities for careers in all fields, not just government and politics. You’ll hear from alumni who are living and working in the D.C. area, as well as a current student that completed an internship there this summer.  You can be successful in this exciting area. Learn how others made it happen and how they can help you, too!  Coffee & dessert will be served.

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