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Spotlight on Artist-Lecturer Megan Durham

Spotlight on Artist-Lecturer Megan Durham

Violet Mandic, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Community

Megan Durham, mezzo-soprano, is an artist-lecturer at Moravian College. She earned a B.A. in music with a concentration in voice at the University of Richmond. She then went to the Westminster Choir College, where she earned a Masters of Music degree in voice performance and pedagogy. Durham is also a ...

Moravian at Cutting Edge of Writing Ed

Moravian at Cutting Edge of Writing Ed

Max Kraft, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Community, Showcase

What is the value of a college education, and how much does it prepare you for the “real” world? After the all-nighters, final papers, practicums, cups of coffee, and student loans, the hope of each college student is to walk into a job within their field, prepared and confident. For an Engl...

“Welcome, Neighbor” Panel Celebrates Immigrants

“Welcome, Neighbor” Panel Celebrates Immigrants

Alicia Pisano, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Community, Showcase

Four collaborators with The Collective Memory Project joined students and faculty at Moravian College for a panel discussion and question-and-answer session at the Lunch and Learn event on Oct. 26. The project is a shared effort between many members of the Lehigh Valley community, including residents, educators, a...

Peace and Justice Scholars in Residence Help Students Change their Minds and the World

Peace and Justice Scholars in Residence Help Students Change their Minds and the World

Erika Salus, Reporter

November 5, 2017


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Have you seen a pair of people walking around campus with shaved heads and black dresses? Have you wondered who they are and what are they are doing here at Moravian College? They are the Peace and Justice Scholars in Residence, Claude AnShin Thomas, a Buddhist monk, and Wiebke KenShin Andersen, a...

Dr. Frank Kuserk: A Life Fulfilled by the Work He Loved

Dr. Frank Kuserk: A Life Fulfilled by the Work He Loved

Kaytlyn Gordon, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2017


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For over 40 years, Dr. Frank Kuserk impacted students, faculty, and staff at Moravian College with his passion for both teaching and learning. His life journey came to an end on Friday, Oct. 20, but his contributions will continue to make a lasting impact on Moravian College, the community, and all those wh...

Journalist Carl Bernstein Declares America Amid a “Cold Civil War”

Journalist Carl Bernstein Declares America Amid a “Cold Civil War”

Samantha Riley, Reporter

November 5, 2017


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

Renowned investigative journalist Carl Bernstein was welcomed to Moravian College on Oct. 24 in Johnston Hall to discuss the “problem in Washington.” The sold-out event hosted not only Moravian College students, but also community members from around the Bethlehem area. With opening introductions fro...

Professor Spotlight: Carmen Ferrero

Professor Spotlight: Carmen Ferrero

Sara Weidner, Community Section Editor

November 5, 2017


Filed under Community, Professor Spotlight, Showcase

Dr. Carmen Ferrero is an associate professor of Spanish at Moravian College. She received her B.A. in Licenciatura en Filología at the University of Valladolid in Spain, her M.A. in teaching methodology at the University of Maine, and her Ph.D. in Spanish literature at Rutgers University. What inspired you...

Fun at Fall Fest

Fun at Fall Fest

Jaime Ernst, Arts & Entertainment Section Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Campus Events, Community

“This was my first year going to Fall Fest, but I attended because I like doing activities that are festive. I think Fall Fest was a wonderful way to connect Moravian College with the community through fun fall activities. My favorite part of Fall Fest was seeing the animals, taking pictures, and creat...

Professor Spotlight: Joyce Hinnefeld

Professor Spotlight: Joyce Hinnefeld

Nicole Capuano, Sports Section Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Community, Professor Spotlight, Showcase

Dr. Joyce Hinnefeld is department chair and professor of English at Moravian College. She received her B.A. at Hanover College (Indiana), her M.A. at Northwestern University, and her Ph.D. at the State University of New York at Albany. She specializes in creative writing, including fiction, nonfiction, ...

Professor Spotlight: Jamie Paxton

Professor Spotlight: Jamie Paxton

Elizabeth Horn, News Section Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Community, Professor Spotlight

Dr. Jamie Paxton is an associate professor of history at Moravian College. He received his B.A. at the University of Toronto, his M.A. at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and his Ph.D. at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He is currently teaching courses on early Ameri...

Moravian College Unveils the Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences

Moravian College Unveils the Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences

Kaytlyn Gordon, Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2017


Filed under Community, Showcase

Moravian College welcomed some 500 guests on Thursday, Sept. 21., to celebrate the opening of the $23 million Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences. Among the guests were students, faculty, staff, and esteemed community members, including Mayor of the City of Bethlehem Robert Donchez, H...

Homecoming in Pictures

Homecoming in Pictures

Erica Highhouse, Photographer

September 28, 2017


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