The Comenian

“Billboard Boys” Documentary Highlights the History of the Lehigh Valley

“Billboard Boys” Documentary Highlights the History of the Lehigh Valley

Kaytlyn Gordon, Editor-in-Chief

March 25, 2018


Filed under Campus Events, Community, Showcase

The prize of an $18,000 modular home inspired three men to sit on a billboard over Route 22 in Allentown for months in 1982 as a part of a radio contest. On Wednesday, March 14, in Prosser auditorium, one of the contest participants, Dalton Young, joined the Moravian College community for the screening ...

Professor Spotlight: Joe Shosh

Professor Spotlight: Joe Shosh

Elizabeth Horn, News Section Editor

March 25, 2018


Filed under Community, Professor Spotlight, Showcase

Dr. Joseph Shosh received his B.A. from Moravian College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from New York University. In addition to teaching at Moravian, he is an initiator of the Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA) and serves as chair of their Executive Committee of the Coordinating Group. He is al...

Moravian College Renews Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society Charter

Moravian College Renews Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society Charter

Gavin P. Kemery, Guest Reporter

March 19, 2018


Filed under Community

On Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, rain did not stop 600 people from filling the pews of Central Moravian Church to witness the induction of 260 Moravian College students into the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. The ceremony honored those who had demonstrated academic excellence during their freshman y...

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


Filed under Community

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


Filed under Community, Showcase

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


Filed under Community, Professor Spotlight, Showcase

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


Filed under Community, Showcase

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


Filed under Community, Professor Spotlight, Showcase

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


Filed under Community, Professor Spotlight, Showcase

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...