Moravian College Magazine - Fall 2018
In classrooms across the Moravian College campus, students learn about the world and its mosaic of cultures through every academic lens: history, political science, modern languages, literature, art, music, economics, science, and the rest. But a lived experience has an unparalleled impact simply because it is lived. It shatters preconceptions, and it opens windows onto the world and into ourselves.
For many years, Moravian College has offered students opportunities to engage internationally. Today we are taking the initiative to develop a more robust, concerted effort to connect our students with an international experience by bringing more students from countries around the world to our campus and making study abroad accessible to all undergraduates.
Global experience teaches us that though people come from different backgrounds—different countries, traditions, religions—we are all the same. That realization also shows us our connection to every man, woman, and child on the planet. It is what poet John Donne writes in his “Meditation XVII” from Devotions upon Emergent Occasions: “No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine own were; any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind ... ”
It is with this understanding that Moravian College alumni, faculty, and students engage with communities at home and around the world to deliver legal aid, provide health care, support social justice, prevent the degradation of the environment, teach, alleviate poverty, and much, much more. Find these stories here.
Learn how our Moravian heritage has shaped the College's view of global education and our responsibility to the worldwide community.
Plus: Alumnus and educator Scott Ehrenburg '09 shares his views on the value of global studies.
To teach is to make a difference in the world. Moravian College students will go on to tackle important issues and make significant contributions from their particular strengths. But many of our faculty also engage in work outside the classroom—in research, fieldwork, and publications, and leadership positions that also have global impact.
Fred Rooney ’75 travels the country and the world to combat injustice and create new legal resources for communities in need. Along the way, his life is enriched by the people he helps.
Amazing alumni: Meet the greyhounds who are taking action toward sustainability, providing life-saving medical care in the developing world, growing trees in the Gambia, creating Spanish immersion opportunities in Costa Rica, and mentoring youth in Ukraine.