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The Professor Behind StarWatch: Gary A. Becker

The Professor Behind StarWatch: Gary A. Becker

Kaytlyn Gordon, Editor-in-Chief
April 28, 2017
Filed under Professor Spotlight

Among the massive number of emails that Moravian students receive on a weekly basis, there is one that stands out: the announcement for StarWatch. The crafter of these celestial-themed articles is Gary A. Becker, an adjunct professor of astronomy, who has been teaching at Moravian College for 7 years...

NORTH vs. SOUTH, PART II: One College, Two Campuses, Ten Voices

NORTH vs. SOUTH, PART II: One College, Two Campuses, Ten Voices

Jaime Ernst and Sara Weidner, Reporters
April 28, 2017
Filed under Community, Showcase

While it’s certainly not the Mason-Dixon Line, the one-mile-long gap separating Moravian College’s North and South campuses creates somewhat of a cultural divide at the school, offering both a unique opportunity and a challenge for its students. In our print edition, Comenian staff writers, who hav...

Studying Abroad in Reading, England: Pubs, Trains, and other Culture Shocks  

Studying Abroad in Reading, England: Pubs, Trains, and other Culture Shocks  

Emily Anderson, Reporter
April 28, 2017
Filed under Community, Showcase

The excitement of studying abroad is what encourages many students to take the leap from one country to the next. The opportunity to experience a new culture and take in new sights is also what makes studying abroad worth the experience. Unfortunately, though, the reality of studying abroad may not be...

Letter from the Editor: A Look at the Past Year and the Year Ahead

Letter from the Editor: A Look at the Past Year and the Year Ahead

Kaytlyn Gordon, Editor-in-Chief
April 28, 2017
Filed under Community, Showcase

Dear Reader, The Comenian would like to thank you for your support and readership this year. From political debates, lectures, faculty spotlights, and campus controversies, The Comenian has been there to cover it all and provide you with a platform to share your views and concerns. This year, we revi...

My Experience Rushing Gamma Sigma Sigma

My Experience Rushing Gamma Sigma Sigma

Christina Santo, Staff Writer
April 7, 2017
Filed under Community, Greek Life, Showcase

Greek life: it’s a part of almost any college campus, and Moravian is no exception. In fact, twenty percent of students at Moravian are involved in Greek life. On campus, you'll find five sororities and three fraternities. Gamma Sigma Sigma, Moravian’s national service sorority, is one of them. W...

Photo of the Week, Katelyn Snyder

Photo of the Week, Katelyn Snyder

March 27, 2017
Filed under Community

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Professor Spotlight: Nine Questions for Kin Cheung

Professor Spotlight: Nine Questions for Kin Cheung

John Desmond, Reporter
March 27, 2017
Filed under Community, Professor Spotlight, Showcase

Kin Cheung is an Assistant Professor of Asian Religions. His undergraduate degree, from New York University, is in philosophy. He expects to receive his Ph.D. in religion at Temple University next month.  What inspired you to go into your field of study? I took a high school English course, and we r...

Professor Theresa Dougal Bridges Gap Between Nature and Literature

Professor Theresa Dougal Bridges Gap Between Nature and Literature

Jonathon Fiore, Reporter
March 3, 2017
Filed under Community, News, Professor Spotlight, Showcase

In a classroom in Moravian College’s Zinzendorf Hall, students huddle in a circle for a class called Art of Poetry. In front of them are open books containing the legacies of master poets and authors, their works picked apart and interpreted by the students. In the front of the room sits Dr. Theresa Do...

Students Raise Questions About Eco-Friendliness of Makuvek Turf Field

Students Raise Questions About Eco-Friendliness of Makuvek Turf Field

Sara Weidner, Community Section Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Community, Showcase

Given that Moravian’s 2016-17 InFocus theme is sustainability, a number of students have questioned the College’s decision to use artificial turf when it constructed  John Makuvek Field last fall. The field behind the Haupert Union Building on Moravian College’s North Campus, known as the HUB ...

Professor Spotlight: Five Questions for Heikki Lempa

Professor Spotlight: Five Questions for Heikki Lempa

Josh Sobchak
February 15, 2017
Filed under Community, Professor Spotlight, Showcase

Dr. Heikki Lempa is Professor of German and Modern European History who has been teaching at Moravian College since 2001. Dr. Lempa, who comes from a farming family in Finland (and whose sister still owns a farm there), earned his doctorate in European history at the University of Chicago. What research are y...

Moravian Marches, in Pictures

Moravian Marches, in Pictures

January 31, 2017
Filed under Community, Showcase

   

Add-Venture Program Ideal for Students with Varied Interests

Add-Venture Program Ideal for Students with Varied Interests

Julia Flynn, Reporter
January 30, 2017
Filed under Community, Showcase

Moravian College’s Add-Venture program is a selective program open to 20 first-year students each year. The program selects students through an application process that determines if the applicants have a clear idea of what they want to do during their college years. Often, students will use this prog...