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May 13, 2016

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Alumni Help Students Polish ePortfolios

The students in Management 342 present their ePortfolios to alumni and community members and learn how to fine tune this important tool in their career search.

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Zen Master Visits Campus

Buddhist Monk and Vietnam Veteran Claude AnShin Thomas challenged our ways of thinking and living in the world during his stay as our 9th Peace and Justice Scholar in Residence.

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Kudos to Kilburg!

Sophomore Angela Kilburg takes first place in the Student Design Competition held annually by the Society of Publication Designers. Check out her stunning work here.

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Not to be Missed!

On Wednesday, May 18, renowned international music and arts educator Anita Collins will be offering workshops and presenting a talk on neuroscience and music education.

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Engaging in Dialog about Climate Change

Twenty students headed to Harrisburg to participate in discussions with regulators and legislators focused on state-level implementation of the federal Clean Power Plan.

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Calling All Hounds Back to the Doghouse!

It’s back from the brink! Doghouse renovations were completed this spring and this old beloved student hangout is better than ever. Come on down and enjoy!

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Faculty Spotlight: Kevin Hartshorn

Associate Professor of Mathematics Kevin Hartshorn talks geometry, projects, and the place of math in history and the liberal arts.

Faculty News and Notes

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Student Spotlight: Jalen Snyder-Scipio

Jalen Snyder-Scipio ’17, football player and nursing student, shares a video from a recent trip to Honduras with fellow students.

Campus Buzz

April 29, 2016

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On the Front Lines of the Cancer War

Frank Rauscher III, ’79, Deputy Director of the Wistar Institute and prominent cancer researcher, talks to the College community about the progress we’ve made in the fight against this disease.

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It’s a Great Day to be a Green Hound!

Moravian College’s 210 lamp posts get an environmentally friendly makeover for significant energy and cost savings through the GreenHound Fund.

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All in the Family

Jack Goldberg ‘64, Syd Goldberg ‘67, and cousin Woody Grossman ’66 reunite on campus to talk with students about how their Moravian College experience shaped their success.

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In Focus: Poverty and Inequality

April’s symposium was rich with research and discussion across a wealth of platforms from the arts to the environment, while also honoring the memory of former Dean Gordy Weil.

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Meter & Rhyme

In a final salute to National Poetry Month, take a few moments to enjoy the works of Moravian College’s student poets. You’re sure to be inspired.

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Faculty Spotlight: Sandra Aguilar-Rodriguez

Sandra Aguilar-Rodriguez talks about her exciting new research project made possible by a recent NEH grant.

Faculty News and Notes

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Student Spotlight: Rebecca Eisenstein

Rebecca Eisenstein ’16 reflects on service, gratitude, and how she learned the real meaning of leadership..

Campus Buzz

April 8, 2016

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Smashing Goals on Giving Day

A big thanks to alumni, et al., for your contributions to our first-ever Moravian College Giving Day, which beat our goal by a whopping 70%. Your gift makes a difference.

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Moravian College Awards Local Scholarships

In the first of what will be an annual event, the College awarded scholarships to two Bethlehem Area School District students: Destiny Rivera, Freedom High School, and Alejandra Lara, Liberty.

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New Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center Unveiled!

Moravian College has partnered with St. Luke’s University Health Network to create a revolutionary program for the study of sports medicine and the rehabilitation sciences.

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Peace and Justice Scholar in Residence

Vietnam War veteran and Zen Buddhist Monk Claude Anshin Thomas visits Moravian College this week and will address inequality, violence and war at a talk Tuesday evening, April 12.

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Faculty Spotlight: Yayoi Kato

Yayoi Kato, assistant professor of political science, shares her research into changes in current Chinese policy at the March 17 faculty luncheon.

Faculty News and Notes


Student Spotlight: Kurtis Reif

Kurtis Reif ’18 researches children’s choirs and their links to social justice issues in his SOAR project with Joy Hirokawa, assistant professor of music..

Campus Buzz

March 18, 2016

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Four-Time Olympian Fires Up Students

A middle-distance runner (800m her specialty) with a long-distance athletic career (more than 28 years), Joetta Clark Diggs shares the secrets that have powered her success.

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Enjoy a Giver’s High on March 21

Donating dollars to charity boosts the brain’s endorphins, according to research by the National Institutes of Health, making your participation in our first annual Give Day a win-win.

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The Other Hounds of Moravian

Meet canine pal Po Panda Madrid—a mighty Morkie (part Maltese, part Yorkshire terrier) with a penchant for people, peanut butter ice cream and a penguin

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Faculty Spotlight: Katie P. Desiderio

Katie P. Desiderio, new chair of the department of economics and business, dishes on FISH!, flow and other philosophies.

Faculty News and Notes

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Student Spotlight: Zachary Arcona

Injury may have sidelined Zachary Arcona’s ’17 hoop dreams, but it led him to his honors project and a valuable learning experience..

Campus Buzz

March 3, 2016

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The New Face of Activism

At his keynote presentation, James Braxton Peterson, director of Africana Studies at Lehigh University, reminds us that social activism is alive and well. It’s simply taken a contemporary turn.

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Man of the People

Esteemed Haitian human rights lawyer Mario Joseph offers an inside view into his country’s cholera and poverty epidemics. Joseph was awarded an honorary degree for his service to his people.

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Night of Stars

Get out your party wears and come enjoy dining and dancing to the music of Philadelphia Funk Authority as we celebrate alumni and corporate stars. Next month!

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Hounds of Moravian: Teddy Soba

Meet golden retriever Teddy Soba, a fun-loving pup, who knows a thing or two about working the humans around him. This is the first in a series introducing Mo Grigsby’s canine friends.

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Portraits of America

Art students Nicholas Nejad ‘18 and Chris Soika ’18 present the extraordinary paintings of Jacob Lawrence and show the artist’s influence on the conversation about civil rights.

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Mo’s Fund to the Rescue

Established in 2014 in honor of Mo Grigsby because sometimes students need to be rescued, too, this fund made it possible for Megan Rossi ’17 to continue her education.

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Faculty Spotlight

Michael Bertucci, assistant professor of chemistry, delivers innovation in research and teaching.

Faculty News and Notes

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Student Spotlight

Shelby Morgan ’16 explores the face of activism in her research project on The Mississippi Freedom Struggle.

Campus Buzz

February 18, 2016

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Moravian College Welcomes Students from Beijing

Ten students from the Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology (BIPT) visited campus during the last week of January as part of a tour of U.S. Institutions of higher learning that included Harvard, Yale, MIT, and Moravian College. 

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Tommy Emmanuel: Plugged In

Two-time Grammy nominee and virtuoso guitarist Tommy Emmanuel plays finger style like nobody’s business. In this exclusive interview, we learn just how this humble, overtly optimistic man with his silver hair and infectious smile has become master of his instrument and his audience. 

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Sean O'Boyle and Tommy Emmanuel Receive Honorary Degrees for Achievements in Music

The two friends are both recipients of Australia’s highest honor—Member of the Order of Australia, AM. The Order of Australia is the pre-eminent way Australians recognize the achievements and service of their fellow citizens.

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Kindergarteners + Education Majors = ♥

On February 10, Moravian College education students hosted 40 kindergartners from our community school, William Penn Elementary, for a pre-Valentine celebration.

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Lacrosse Returns to Moravian College

Excitement is building as our teams prepare for their first varsity match since 2010 on February 27th.

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In Memoriam: Remembering Gordy and Remembering Ed

Moravian College has recently experienced the loss of two important staff members, Gordy Weil, the former Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Ed Bolcar, Jr., who worked as a carpenter for 30 years at the college.


Faculty Spotlight: Akbar Keshodkar

Akbar Keshodkar, assistant professor of anthropology, in the departments of history and sociology, shares his research into the rise of radicalism in Zanzibar at the February 4 Faculty Luncheon

Faculty News and Notes


Student Spotlight: Matthew Bosch

Matthew Bosch ’16, Paige Malewki ’16, Laura McBride ’16, Audrey McSain ’16, and Stephen Stoddard ’16 share stories from the21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris, France,

Campus Buzz

February 3, 2016

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Activism Then and Now

Through art, film, theater, and discourse we celebrate Black History Month and the fight for freedom and civil liberties. Check out this incredible lineup of inspiring events.

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Leading Human Rights Attorney Comes to Campus

Not to be missed! Mario Joseph will present the film “Baseball in the Time of Cholera” and share insights from and about his 20 years’ experience advocating for human rights in Haiti.

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Alumni in Love

With Valentine’s Day a mere eleven days away, we reached out to a few Moravian College couples and asked them to share their cupid tales.

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Is Your Fitness Resolve Slipping Away?

By February, say experts, most of us find our New Year’s Resolutions giving us the slip. Here are four tips and a bazillion suggestions to help you hold on.


Faculty Spotlight: Arash Naraghi

Arash Naraghi influences positive solutions to the clash of tradition and modernity in the Middle East.

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Student Spotlight: Hamdy Agha

International student Hamdy Agha '17 works tirelessly toward a better future for himself and his family.

Campus Buzz

January 20, 2016

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Moravian College and Stratix Systems Develop New Partnership

The power of partnership brings another valuable student opportunity to campus this spring.

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By popular demand and due to increasing enrollment, students can apply to live off campus this fall. Changes are coming to meal plans and parking, too. Hooray!

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Yes, 2015 was a very good year here at Moravian College. As we prepare to enter our 274th, come revisit the incredible highlights of the past 12 months.

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At the annual Backpack to Briefcase event, alumni provided invaluable advice and experiences—like mock interviews—to help launch students into life beyond college

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Faculty Spotlight: James Scifers

James Scifers leads new department of rehabilitation sciences.

Faculty News and Notes

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Student Spotlight: Hamdy Agha

"What place on earth would give me a working model of a better world and the empowerment to initiate change and a make a difference?’ The answer was always America. And here I am trying to achieve that.”—Hamdy Agha ‘17

Campus Buzz

December 9, 2015


Deans Selected to Help Lead New Vision

Diane Husic, professor of biological sciences, and Gary Kaskowitz, associate professor and department chair of economics and business, bring passion and accomplishment to new roles.

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United Nations Climate Change Conference

Follow the Moravian College blog from UNFCCC, selected among other top blogs by members of the Research and Independent NGOs and sent to over 500 research groups worldwide.


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15th Annual Alumni Awards Announced

On Saturday, December 12, six Moravian College alumni will be honored for their achievement and service. Here’s a sneak peek at this year’s award recipients.

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“Experiences Do Shape How We Behave”

Participants in November’s InFocus Panel: Reflections from Black Men Living in Contemporary America discuss matters of race and identity and their effect on life on campus and beyond.


First Annual Shark Tank Goes Swimmingly

An alumnus, a professor and a great idea come together in the inaugural Michael L. Karapetian ’97 Entrepreneurship Symposium held on November 21.

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iMovies, Google Maps, Monsters and More

The 10th Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, held December 5, drew roughly 200 attendees from 37 colleges and universities for a scholarly good time!

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Faculty Spotlight: Bob Mayer

In his November Faculty Luncheon, Bob Mayer leads a thoughtful exchange on teaching the Civil Rights Movement to students.

Faculty News and Notes

Symposium Winners

Student Spotlight: Symposium

Symposium contestants Emily James ‘17, Ronald Mendizabal ‘17, Courtney Morris ‘17, and Dylan Runne ‘16 win dollars for their business plans.

Campus Buzz