The Comenian

Coffeehouse: Moravian’s Hidden Gem

Coffeehouse: Moravian’s Hidden Gem

Corinne Philbin, Managing Editor

March 18, 2018


Filed under Community, Showcase

Every Wednesday night, the basement of Main Hall on South campus comes to life. Catchy, underground music is heard, and twinkling Christmas lights of every color are plugged in. Students from every walk of life come to enjoy 50-cent all-you-can-drink coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and homemade snacks. ...

Center for Career and Civic Engagement Creates Valuable Opportunities for Students

Center for Career and Civic Engagement Creates Valuable Opportunities for Students

Elizabeth Schwartz, Reporter

March 1, 2018


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Moravian College’s Center for Career and Civic Engagement helps students check getting an internship off their to-do list. The team aims to find the program best suited for the student’s major, or any other interests they may have. The Center helped Jessica Buttner ‘19, a pre-law and busines...

Moravian from the Eyes of an International Student

Moravian from the Eyes of an International Student

Elizabeth Horn, News Section Editor

March 1, 2018


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Moravian College is home to dozens of international students, who come from France, China, South Africa, Tanzania, Ukraine, and many other countries. However, what is it like living and studying in a new country? What is Bethlehem, PA, like to people who did not grow up here? To answer these diffic...

Professor Spotlight: James West

Professor Spotlight: James West

Nathaniel Rhoads, Reporter

March 1, 2018


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Dr. James P. West is professor of economics and business. He received his B.S. from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, before travelling to India. He then received a Master of Commerce degree from University of Poona in Maharashtra, India, before returning to the U.S. and earning both his MBA and Ph...

MoCo Radio Up and Running

MoCo Radio Up and Running

Brianna Marmol, Reporter

March 1, 2018


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Moravian College’s radio club has been revitalized, and hopes to begin broadcasting before spring break. The radio has a new e-board, and Emily Sangirardi, one of the co-executive directors, has given The Comenian insights to the radio’s renewal process and new features. “The previous pr...

Professor Spotlight: Joy Hirokawa

Professor Spotlight: Joy Hirokawa

Sara Weidner, Community Section Editor

February 15, 2018


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Dr. Joy Hirokawa is assistant professor of music education. She received a bachelor's degree in music education, a master’s in music at Temple University, and a doctorate in music arts at Boston University. She is the founder and artistic director of The Bel Canto Children’s Chorus and also teache...

WISE Club Hosts Annual Science Day for Girl Scouts

WISE Club Hosts Annual Science Day for Girl Scouts

Jaime Ernst, Arts & Entertainment Section Editor

February 4, 2018


Filed under Campus Events, Community

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

Professor Spotlight: Crystal Fodrey

Maison Allen, Reporter

February 4, 2018


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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

New Clewell Dining Hall Mostly Excites Students

Jonathon Fiore, Reporter

February 4, 2018


Filed under Community, Opinions, Showcase

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...

Professor Spotlight: Christopher Jones

Professor Spotlight: Christopher Jones

Kayleigh Ficarra, Copy Editor

December 7, 2017


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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


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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

Spotlight on Artist-Lecturer Megan Durham

Violet Mandic, Reporter

November 16, 2017


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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 ...