Inside Moravian
e-Newsletter of the Moravian College Campus Community 5/6/14
President Grigsby stands at a podium and speaks to a group of seated students.

ABOVE: President Bryon L. Grigsby '90 (right) addresses the students on stage during last month's Awards Ceremony for Outstanding Students. Photo courtesy of John Kish IV


News & Notes

Ceremony Honors Outstanding Students April 26

On April 26, Moravian College hosted its Awards Ceremony for Outstanding Students in the HUB’s Prosser Auditorium. Academic prizes were awarded, and students in honor societies and students conducting honors projects were recognized. To view the ceremony's photo gallery, click here.

Greyhounds Win Walking Challenge!

Walking Challenge Logo

Moravian College walkers stepped up this spring, winning the Walking Challenge, a five-week exercise program where the College faced off against Muhlenberg College and DeSales University. The Greyhound walkers averaged 84,911 steps per week. The Finance and Administration Office was home to the College's most active walkers, with its participants averaging 112,358 steps per week. Nicholas Blankenberg '15 was the College's top walker, tallying on average 208,484 steps per week.The Walking Challenge ran from March 24 through April 27.

In the Media

Photo courtesy of Radycki

ABOVE: Photo courtesy of WFMZ 69 News

As most of campus surely knows already, the College's favorite greyhound, Mo Grigsby, is on the mend after a few health ailments and a trip to the vet. WFMZ 69 News televised a segment, titled 'Moravian mascot on the mend," discussing
Mo's recent health scare. To keep up to date with Mo's progress, visit his Facebook page!

Santo D. Marabella, professor of management, who writes a monthly column called "The Practical Prof" for the Reading Eagle’s Business Weekly, appeared on 69 News at Sunrise last week. Marabella talked about the working wardrobe and the dress decisions that could make you or break you. To view the segment, click here.

Gordon Weil, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the faculty, commented in a recent Express Times article, titled "Adjunct professors keep Lehigh Valley colleges on course." To read more, click here.

The Moravian College Music Department and Theatre Company joined forces to present Jesus Christ Superstar, the iconic rock opera by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, on April 25 and 26. The performances were recently reviewed by Kathy Lauer-Williams of The Morning Call. The review was titled "Moravian stages a clear and well-sung 'Jesus Christ Superstar,' and can be read here.

Carole Reese, chief research officer and director of special projects, and Tim Semonich ’15, United Student Government president, visited Wilkes University last month as part of a group of college students and administrators that met with U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright. Cartwright called the event a "college roundtable," and the group discussed topics such as student loans, science and tech education, veteran's educational opportunities and President Barack Obama's new proposed rating system for colleges. To read more, click here.

For the 14th time in the 27-year history of the award, but for the first time since the end of the 2002-03 academic year, the Matte Award will be spending the next year at Moravian. To read more, click here.

Conferences and Presentations

Suzanne Kompass, artist-lecturer in voice, and Sean O’Boyle, artist-lecturer in composition, have been invited to be part of the 10th anniversary of "Creative Generations” in mid-July. This event is held in Brisbane, the capital and most populous city in the Australian state of Queensland, and more than 1,500 students will showcase their talent by starring alongside leading professional artists. 

This annual entertainment event has launched the professional careers of many students who have gone on to star in theatre, television and musical productions. Alumni of this program include Luke Kennedy, runner up on NBC’s “The Voice” and Chryslyn Hamilton, an “Australian Idol” finalist and winner of USA's Voice of McDonalds.

O’Boyle will guest conduct the symphony orchestra and contribute musical arrangements, while Kompass will serve as a guest soprano and master vocal coach. This event is filmed and televised nationally by one Australia's major networks.

In the News

Photo courtesy of Radycki

ABOVE: Click here to enlarge the image, which is courtesy of Diane Radycki.

There was a full house at the New York Public Library on April 9 for the panel discussion about the book "Paula Modersohn-Becker: The First Modern Woman Artist" by Diane Radycki, an associate professor of art and director of the Payne Gallery.

The panel members included John Colapinto, The New Yorker staff writer and award-winning journalist; Alessandra Comini, distinguished scholar of fine-de-siecle Austrian and German art; Marie Darrieussecq, 2013 winner of the Prix Medicis, at work on a novel about Modersohn-Becker; Susanne Gerlach, director of Boettcherstrasse GmbH/Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum; and Grace Graupe-Pillard, artist and meme art pioneer.

Greeting the audience as they arrived was this question (with the panelists' answers): When did you first learn about Paula Modersohn-Becker?

Students News & Notes

A large group of seniors gather during the Wine and Cheese event on campus.

Raise a Glass for the Class of 2014!

Moravian College hosted its Senior Wine & Cheese event on April 25, celebrating this year's senior class. The event was held in the Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus' Peter Hall. To view photographs of the event, click here

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