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WISE Club Hosts Annual Science Day for Girl Scouts

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Jaime Ernst, Arts & Entertainment Section Editor

February 4, 2018

Moravian College will again be the site of the annual Science Day for Girl Scouts. Hosted by Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), a College club, Science Day celebrates learning, encourages young girls to create, and inspires positive attitudes about science-related fields.   This year’s S...

Professor Spotlight: Crystal Fodrey

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Maison Allen, Reporter

February 4, 2018

Dr. Crystal Fodrey is an assistant professor of English at Moravian. She received her B.A. and M.A. at Western Kentucky University, then went on to earn her Ph.D. at the University of Arizona. Her expertise lies in the areas of rhetoric, creative nonfiction, and composition. What inspired you to go int...

New Clewell Dining Hall Mostly Excites Students

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Jonathon Fiore, Reporter

February 4, 2018

While students were relaxing and enjoying Winter break, Clewell Dining Hall on South Campus was undergoing a massive reconstruction. Upon returning, students were greeted with updated food options and a revamped image. I, along with many other students, enjoy the new Clewell. The space in the main...

Moravian Students Travel Abroad to Understand Japan

Moravian Students Travel Abroad to Understand Japan

Jonathon Fiore, Reporter

December 7, 2017

For the second year, Moravian College and the International Studies department will be offering their Japan May Term course, Legacies of WWII. The course will be taught by Dr. Kelly Denton-Borhaug and Dr. Daniel Jasper. They will help students gain a better understanding of the effects the nuclear b...

Professor Spotlight: Christopher Jones

Professor Spotlight: Christopher Jones

Kayleigh Ficarra, Copy Editor

December 7, 2017

Dr. Christopher Jones is department chair and professor of biology at Moravian College. He received his B.A. in biology and Russian from Haverford College and his M.Phil. and Ph.D in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University. What inspired you to go into your field of study? I would have ...

Moravian College Becomes a Little More Revolutionary with New Doctoral Program in Athletic Training

Moravian College Becomes a Little More Revolutionary with New Doctoral Program in Athletic Training

Kaytlyn Gordon, Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2017

Moravian College recently became the fifth college in the country to offer a doctoral program in athletic training. Dr. James Scifers serves as chair of the department for rehabilitation sciences and is the director of the Master of Science in athletic training program. He explained the advantages o...

Spotlight on Artist-Lecturer Megan Durham

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Violet Mandic, Reporter

November 16, 2017

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

Dr. Crystal Fodrey and Chris Hassay

Max Kraft, Reporter

November 16, 2017

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

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Alicia Pisano, Reporter

November 16, 2017

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

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Erika Salus, Reporter

November 5, 2017

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

Alex Sabo ’18, biology major:
One of my favorite things about Dr. Kuserk was how passionate he was about everything. Whether it was his work, his students, or his family, he was able to make you feel just as excited about it. A few weeks ago, during lab, Dr. Kuserk was telling us about how excited he was to go home. He told us one of his daughters was pregnant, and both of his daughters were going together to the doctors. This meant he got to watch his grandson, Gavin. He spent the afternoon telling us about all the things they were going to do—just the boys. His passion for everything he cared about, including his family, was infectious. By the end of lab, we were just as excited for him to go home and see Gavin. Dr. Kuserk was an amazing teacher, friend, father, and grandfather. He will be dearly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. I am so thankful for the time I got to spend with Dr. Kuserk, including his last ecology lab. Moravian will never be the same without him.

Kaytlyn Gordon, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2017

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

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...