Inside Moravian
e-Newsletter of the Moravian College Campus Community 10/29/13
Diane Radycki hosts up a copy of her new book in front of an audience in the Reeves Library.

ABOVE: Diane Radycki, an associate art professor and director of the Payne Gallery, shows off her new book,  Paula Modersohn-Becker.The First Modern Woman Artist, at the faculty luncheon series' Oct. 24 event.


News & Notes

Radycki Discuss Her New Book and How It Came to Fruition

The faculty luncheon series returned on Oct. 24 with a talk by Diane Radycki, an associate art professor and director of the Payne Gallery, titled Paula Modersohn-Becker.The First Modern Woman Artist. Radycki’s new book is part biography, reception history, and visual analysis of the artist’s life and work. Radycki's talk was held in Reeves Library and was generously sponsored by the Friends of Reeves Library.

The series returns on Thursday, Nov. 7, with a talk by Michelle Schmidt, associate professor of psychology and director of academic leadership programs, titled Friendships in Childhood and Adolescence.

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.

Workshop for Vocalists to be held at Moravian College

The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Association of Teachers Singing will be hosting "Vocal Wellness Strategies" at Moravian College on Sunday, Nov. 3, from 3-5 p.m. in Peter Hall. Highlights of the program include vocal wellness strategies, what to do when a singer is suspected of or diagnosed with a vocal injury, among other topics. The presentation is appropriate for singers and teachers of any age and skill level. The public is welcome to attend and admission is free of charge.

Singing voice specialist Margaret Baroody is a mezzo-soprano with extensive performance experience in opera, oratorio, and recital. Baroody works in the Philadelphia practice of Dr. Robert Sataloff, who is a specialist of the ears, nose and throat ("ENT"). She is on the voice care team for this practice, and helps in the rehabilitation of those who suffer from a vocal injury. She maintains her own private voice studio, where she specializes in the training of professional singers.

Baroody has published more than 25 articles on voice, and has contributed her writing to many articles and books, such as Vocal Health and Pedagogy and Professional Voice: The Science and Art of Clinical Care.

Payne Gallery Now Showing An Exhibit by Jeong Yun and Choon Yun

The Payne Gallery is currently exhibiting "Installations in Paper" which will run through Dec. 15. The exhibit features the unique works from the husband and wife artist team of Jeong Han Yun and Choon-Hyang Yun. The works include intricate paper designs that the pair have created that vary from vibrant and colorful to more neutrally toned. The gallery is open to the public and admission is free of charge.

Conferences and Presentations

On Oct. 8, Lou Carol Fix, artist/lecturer in organ in the Music Department, gave a paper at the 40th American Institute of Organbuilders Conference in Winston-Salem, N.C. Her paper was on "The Moravian Influence on the Organ" and was delivered in the Old Salem Visitor's Center auditorium where the restored David Tannenberg organ sits. Tannenberg was a Moravian organbuilder in the late 18th  -early 19th centuries and was the most prominent organbuilder in America at that time. His innovations to the organ included using a near equal temperament for tuning which foreshadowed what was soon to become a standard equal temperament for tuning keyboard instruments in Europe and America.  Another important Moravian contribution to organ history occurred in 1957 when Salem College in Winston-Salem, founded by the Moravians in 1772, bought the first Flentrop mechanical-action organ in the United States, and thus was on the leading edge of the revival of the Classical organ in America.  This Flentrop organ preceded the more famous Flentrop organ installed at Harvard University in 1957/1958 at the bequest of E. Power Biggs, internationally-known organist. Organbuilders from all over the country came to Salem College in 1957 when the first Flentrop organ was installed to see, hear and study it. After her lecture, Fix then demonstrated the 1800 Tannenberg organ and led the 175 conference attendees in singing a Moravian "Singstunde" or singing service of Moravian chorales.

Trisha Moller, adjunct faculty member, presented Inside, Outside, Upside Down at the Epsilon Talk on Oct. 29. The talk explored the amazing properties of the Mobius strip and Klein bottle through hands-on activities. Participants got a glimpse into the field of topology, as well as discover some very cool applications to these abstract surfaces.

In the News

Diane Husic, professor of biology and chair of the Department of Biological Sciences, recently facilitated the 2nd NCAA Division II Advanced Leadership Institute for Faculty Athletics Representatives at the NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. The purpose of the institute is to expand and continue the education of Division II FAR Fellows through an intensive and interactive process designed to further their leadership skills. Through intense discussions with other Division II FAR leaders, the FAR Fellows participating in the Advanced Leadership Institute build on their individual duties as FARs and increase the visibility of the role of FARs, while also creating an expanded network of professionals representing the voice of Division II FARs and developing tools and resources that may be used by the Division II membership. This year, 16 individuals were selected from around the country to focus on strategic communications between FARs and a wide range of stakeholders, not only on campus, within an athletic conference, or with the NCAA, but also with the public and the media. The FAR is uniquely positioned to speak about intercollegiate athletics within the context of higher education and to serve as an advocate for student-athletes. For the past nine years, Husic has worked on a series of annual leadership workshops for Division II, funded by grants from the NCAA.


Claudia Mesa, associate professor of Spanish, published a book article titled, “La mirada de los emblemas: Presencia y ausencia en los jeroglíficos del Llanto de Occidente (1666).” This article appeared in Palabras, Símbolos, Emblemas. Las estructuras gráficas de la representación. Eds. Ana Martínez Pereira, Inmaculada Osuna and Víctor Infantes. Madrid: Turpín Editores, Sociedad Española de Emblemática, 2013. 365-74.

Other News

Panel to Discuss Euthanasia Oct. 29

On Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 4 p.m., the College will host “A Faith and Reason Dialogue: A panel discussion on Euthanasia” in the HUB's UBC room. The panelists include Bernie Cantens, Susan Scholtz, Carol Traupman-Carr and Rev. Jane Williams. A snack will be served. The event is sponsored by the Multi-faith Council and Philosophy Club.

Hillel Society Presents Nov. 19 Lecture

The Moravian College Hillel Society presents Jews between Race and Anti-Racism, a lecture by Dr. Elliot Ratzman, an assistant professor of religion and Jewish studies at Temple University, on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. in the HUB’s UBC room.  

Brown Bag Lunch Returns Nov. 5

Please join the AAUW, Center for Intercultural Advancement and Inclusion, and the Women’s Studies Advisory Council for the second Brown Bag Lunch on Nov. 5, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Afterwards Café, lower level of Reeves Library. The topic will be “Selling Bodies – Human Trafficking and Prostitution – a local problem?” A light lunch will be provided.

Photographic Display/Liturgical Service Set Oct. 29

A photographic display and liturgical service, titled “Celebrating the lives of people without homes in our community through photo and word,” is set for noon on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Moravian Theological Seminary Bahnson Chapel. It is presented by the Rev. Dr. Chris Nelson, director of Seminary advancement. Music is provided by the Seminary student band The Moravian Seals. All are welcome.

Middle Eastern Club Hosts Film Oct. 30

The Middle Eastern Club of Moravian College presents a Movie Night on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m., at Melon, H08. The film will be Amreeka. The event is free and light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Sami Mamari at or Melissa Hosni at

Moravian Hosts Winter Term Course at Walt Disney World

Did you know that on any given day, 70% of the guests at Walt Disney World are returning customers? Wouldn’t you like to learn how to build a similar type of passion and loyalty for yourself or your organization? Moravian will explore the phenomenon that is Walt Disney World, and other marketing topics, in a six-day immersive course titled “Experiential Marketing” Jan. 3-8, 2014. The winter term course, offered in conjunction with the Walt Disney World Youth Education Series (YES) program, will take students to Orlando, Fla., to see firsthand how the parks use co-operative experiences to create a brand adored worldwide. For one week, Walt Disney World will become the College’s learning and research laboratory, providing behind-the-scenes knowledge of how the parks operate, and flourish. For more information, contact, Gary Kaskowitz, associate professor of management at or 610-861-1406.

Students News & Notes

Spooky Soiree Set for Oct. 30

The Zinzendorf Society will present the Spooky Soiree on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 4:15 to 6 p.m. in the HUB’s Air Products Room. There will be Halloween treats, spooky stories, arts and crafts, and fun. Please join us for free.

Career Centers Hosts Information Session Oct. 29

The Career Center will host a Career Connections Externship Program Information Session on Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 7 to 7:45 p.m. in PPHAC, room 102.

Externships offer you a chance to spend a “day in the life” of a professional working in an industry you are interested in learning more about! You will spend time getting to know all about industries, companies and even what it means to work in a specific job. Opportunities are available for every major and many areas of interest but space is limited!

Learn all about the value of completing a job shadow program with esteemed Moravian College alumni and community partners. There will be more than 25 different job shadow opportunities to choose from. Opportunities range in location from Bethlehem to Washington, D.C., and in industries from small nonprofit agencies to large corporations – with tons in between!

The experiences take place for one day over winter break. Specific dates of externships are worked out between the student and the host site. Every student is welcome to learn about the program!
Come to this information session to get specific information about opportunities available and learn about application procedures and deadlines. Don’t miss this chance to explore your interests!

Volleyball Tournament Scheduled Nov. 9

The Moravian College Volleyball Tournament for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), sponsored by Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, is slated for Saturday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the ARC. Teams consist of 6-8 people, and it costs $20 per team. All proceeds go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

There will be a table in the HUB with a sign-up sheet on Friday, Nov. 1, and Monday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A non-refundable $5 down payment is required at sign up. The remaining $15 will be collected at the event. Members of the winning team get T-shirts. Hope to see you all there and if you have any questions, contact a member of Delta Tau Delta.

Want to stay updated about the event? Follow its Facebook page.

International Poetry Night Seeks Participants

Organizers are looking for participants who would like to read a favorite poem or literary passage in any language other than English at International Poetry night on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m., in the HUB's Pavilion. People interested in reading should contact French Club officer Thomas Lazaro by Thursday, Oct. 31. Lazaro and other club officers will compile the selections, which should also include either a brief summary in English of the piece, or else a translation of it in English. Questions may also be addressed to Joanne McKeown, French Club faculty advisor, at

Spend May Term in Korea

Enhance your resume by spending the May term taking the “Business in Korea” course. Informational sessions are set for Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., and Wednesday, Oct. 30, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Both sessions will be held at 1105 Main Street International Center. Contact the International Studies Office with questions.

Wear Pink Oct. 30!

Zeta Tau Alpha invites you to wear pink on Wednesday, Oct. 30, in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Show your support by “Thinking Pink!”

Equestrian Team Places Third!

Moravian's Equestrian Team won a third-place team ribbon at its Oct. 19 event. They hosted the event in cooperation with Rutgers University's equestrian team.

Students In the News

Shane Burcaw ’14, a Moravian College student battling with muscular dystrophy, was featured in
The Cardondale News discussing his talk at Marywood University. To read more, click here.

< Back to main page