The Comenian

Hiroshima Survivor Emiko Okada Visits Moravian To Share Her Story

Hiroshima Survivor Emiko Okada Visits Moravian To Share Her Story

Samantha Riley, Reporter

February 7, 2019


Filed under Campus Events, Community, Showcase

Emiko Okada visited Moravian College on Wednesday, Jan. 30, to share her experience of surviving the U.S.’s atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945.   Steve Leeper, founder of the nonprofit PEAC Institute who accompanied Okada, also spoke of the Institute’s Hibakusha Appeal, which calls for the elimination of a...

Moravian Announces New Online Graduate Program in Predictive Analytics

Moravian Announces New Online Graduate Program in Predictive Analytics

Christina Santo, News Section Editor

February 7, 2019


Filed under Community, Showcase

Moravian College announced on Wednesday, Jan. 30 its new graduate program in predictive analytics at an event called Celebrate Innovation. The event featured light hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and soft jazz music. While a large portion of the event was meant for networking, a few representatives of Moravi...

Professor Spotlight: Ruth Malenda

Professor Spotlight: Ruth Malenda

February 1, 2019


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Dr. Ruth Malenda has been an associate professor of physics since 2013. She is a member of American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), the American Physical Society (APS), Sigma Pi Sigma (SPS) and a co-advisor for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) and the Society of Physics Students. Dr. Malend...

ECO Club Works to Reduce Trash on Campus

ECO Club Works to Reduce Trash on Campus

Christina Santo, News Section Editor

January 27, 2019


Filed under Community, Showcase

Moravian College students, faculty, and staff sent 968.3 tons of waste to the landfills in 2017, a 10 percent jump from what Moravian sent to landfills in 2016, according to Waste Management, the hauling company that removes the campus’s garbage. However, the issue is not limited to Moravian. The United ...

Christkindlmarkt Gets the Community in the Christmas Spirit

Christkindlmarkt Gets the Community in the Christmas Spirit

Maison Allen, Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Community

Christkindlmarkt is a beloved holiday tradition in Bethlehem that derives from the same German of much of the city itself. This market is a one-of-a-kind event where attendees can enjoy the festive atmosphere and do some Christmas shopping. The festival, which is located at the Steelstacks on Bethlehem...

A Festivus for the Rest of Us

A Festivus for the Rest of Us

Nathaniel Rhoads, Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Community, Showcase

While many students this time of year may be looking forward to Christmas, there are some who look forward to a different December holiday: Festivus. Originally conceived by writer Daniel O’Keefe, Festivus was celebrated by the O’Keefe family as early as 1966. According to O’Keefe, the name ...

Professor Spotlight: Meg Mikovits

Professor Spotlight: Meg Mikovits

Ryan Scott, Reporter

November 29, 2018


Filed under Community, Professor Spotlight, Showcase

Meg Mikovits, an instructor in the English Department, has been working at Moravian since 2008. Additionally, she is the Writing Fellows Program Coordinator, as well as the Writing Center Coordinator. Before beginning her work at the College, Mikovits attended Moravian as an undergraduate and got her...

Moravian Dining Services Adds Mindful Eating to the Menu

Moravian Dining Services Adds Mindful Eating to the Menu

Emily Pettinato, Reporter

November 29, 2018


Filed under Community, Health, Showcase

Moravian College’s Dining Service has one of the hardest jobs on campus as it tries to accommodate every student’s wants and needs. However, the College has gotten closer to appeasing students who desire healthy options by teaming with Sodexo to implement the Mindful program. The program is inten...

Daniel Roebuck Discusses Bethlehem and Its Appearance in his New Movie

Daniel Roebuck Discusses Bethlehem and Its Appearance in his New Movie

Elizabeth Horn, Community Section Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Community, Showcase

Inside the Moravian Studio, presented by the Director of Marketing and Communications Michael Corr, presented another successful talk in Foy Hall on Oct. 30 with famous Bethlehem native Daniel Roebuck. The discussion, which mostly revolved around Roebuck’s experience as a public figure in the me...

Latricia Ezell: Dancing and Singing on in our Memories

Latricia Ezell: Dancing and Singing on in our Memories

Kaytlyn Gordon, Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2018


Filed under Community, Showcase

For the past five years, Latricia Ezell filled Moravian’s Blue & Grey Cafe with her laughter and singing, putting a smile on the face of anyone that entered her line. Ezell’s life journey came to a tragic end on Sunday, Oct. 28, when she was killed outside of her apartment in Allentown alo...

The Root Cellar Gets a Revival

The Root Cellar Gets a Revival

Maison Allen, Reporter

November 2, 2018


Filed under Community, Showcase

The Root Cellar,  once a convenient dining option on Moravian College’s south campus, has been vacant since the 2016-2017 academic school year.   It is finally getting a reboot, according to an announcement at the Oct. 23 United Student Government meeting. The infrastructure proposal, which cam...

7 Activities To Do This Fall

7 Activities To Do This Fall

Christina Santo, News Section Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Community, Showcase

The temperature is quickly dropping and leaves are falling. It’s the perfect time to do some fall activities, many of which can be found on or near campus. Apple Picking September and October is prime apple picking season. Apple picking is a great way to get your steps in while still having ...