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Professor Spotlight: Renzo Faggioli

Renzo Faggioli–Ceramics professor

Samantha Riley, Managing Editor

October 22, 2020

Renzo Faggioli is a ceramicist and adjunct professor of ceramics at Moravian College, and an instructor at The Baum School of Art. Raised in the small town of Montelupo, Italy,  Faggioli’s initial training in the art of ceramics was at the Scuola State Ceramica della Robbia in Florence. He later co...

Flags On The Quad: Moravian Observes Suicide Awareness Month

Photograph by Sam Gallagher

Sam Gallagher, Reporter

October 8, 2020

Every year in the United States, more than 1,000 college students take their own lives.  According to the CDC, suicide is the third leading cause of death for teenagers and college students. Stress, lack of support, impulsivity, poor coping skills, and substance use, are all contributing factors. ...

How the Music Department Adjusted to COVID Yet Again

Moravian music students’ music lesson format.

Kaitlyn Furst, Copy Editor

October 8, 2020

At this point in the fall semester, the music department is usually busting with ensemble rehearsals and preparations for a full concert season. However, this is not the case this year due to COVID-19.  As a music major, I was very worried about how my classes, ensembles, and lessons were going to be run ...

Professor Spotlight: Dr. Daniel Proud

Dr. Daniel Proud

Samantha Gallagher, Reporter

September 24, 2020

Daniel Proud is an assistant professor of biology at Moravian College. He obtained his B.A. in mathematics and B.S. in biology from Virginia Wesleyan University and his Ph.D. in environmental and evolutionary biology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. What inspired you to go into your field of study? ...

Remembering 9/11 Through the Eyes of Moravian Professors

Moravian College was left on shock by the 9/11 attacks 19 years ago; Photo Courtesy of: moravian.edu

Samantha Riley, Reporter

September 10, 2020

It has been 19 years since members of the extremist group al Qaeda hijacked several commercial airplanes with the intention of causing great harm to the American people.  The Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93 were all brought down, resulting in the death of over 3,000 people....

Jonathan Safran Foer Talks Climate Change with The Comenian

Jonathan Safran Foer; Photo Courtesy of: howtoacademy.com

Dominic Trabosci, Reporter

September 10, 2020

Jonathan Safran Foer, bestselling writer and author of the nonfiction book on climate change, We Are the Weather, sat down with The Comenian before his talk at Moravian's InFocus webinar on September 3. The following is an edited transcript of our conversation.   What does it mean to you that Morav...

Welcome Back to a Momentous New Year, MoCo!

Photo Courtesy of: Samantha Riley

Elizabeth Horn, Editor-In-Chief

August 28, 2020

Dear Readers, Welcome back students, staff, faculty, and friends to the start of a new school year!  Once again, the COVID-19 pandemic is changing what our semester is going to look like, and uncertainty and confusion is in the air. But with research, understanding, and compassion (and good journ...

Professor Spotlight: Dr. Dietlinde Heilmayr

Dietlinde Heilmayr Zooming with students from her home office.

Elizabeth Horn, Editor-In-Chief

August 28, 2020

Dietlinde Heilmayr is an assistant professor of health psychology at Moravian. She earned her B.A. from Hendrix College and her Ph.D. in social and personality psychology with an emphasis in health from the University of California, Riverside. What inspired you to go into your field of study? I ...

10 Ways to Succeed in Online Classes

Students on campus are staying safe wearing masks, but also maintaining distance by taking online classes; Photo Courtesy of: moravian.edu/fall-2020

Victoria Ritter, Reporter

August 28, 2020

Having trouble dealing with online classes? If you’re anything like me, it can be hard to focus when you’re not physically in the classroom. I won’t lie, since going online last semester, I find myself wanting to check my phone more often or working on other homework assignments while I am listenin...

Mo’s Cupboard: A Needed Resource for Hungry Moravian Students

The shelves are stocked full with self-sustaining items in Mo’s Cupboard in the Student Life Office of the HUB.

Annie McCarthy, Community Section Editor

April 30, 2020

One to two times a week for more than a year, Moravian College senior Miles Molerio walks to the College’s food pantry, Mo's Cupboard, to pick up some necessities: fresh fruits, soaps, deli meats and other items. Estranged from his family, Molerio relies on the free food to get him through the school year. ...

Student Teaching Experience During the COVID Crisis

Santy student teaching elementary school students; Photo by: Jessica Weber

Brooke Santy, Reporter

April 30, 2020

On March 9, all Moravian College student teachers were to begin their second field placement at their next assigned school. However, the Friday before it began I remember lying on my living room couch and receiving a text message from Mrs. Mead (the first grade teacher of Lower Nazareth Elementary Sc...