The Comenian

Music Department to Honor Neil Sedaka with Honorary Doctorate and Full Concert

Music Department to Honor Neil Sedaka with Honorary Doctorate and Full Concert

Kaitlyn Furst, Reporter

April 4, 2019

On April 12 at 7:30 p.m in Foy Concert Hall, singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka will  make his debut at Moravian College , when he’ll receive an honorary doctorate of music degree for his contributions to music.   Moravian’s BIG Band, conducted by the head of the jazz department, Dr. Neil Wetzel, w...

#FroNation Celebrates Natural Hair

#FroNation Celebrates Natural Hair

Kaytlyn Gordon, Editor-in-Chief

April 4, 2019

Moravian students Janiya Punzalan ‘20 and Joanne Augustin ‘20 started the club FroNation to create a space where students could learn to love, appreciate, and embrace their natural hair. “Lately, there has been this trend [supporting] natural hair among women of color, but that has not alway...

Emotional Support Animals Are Not a Joke

Emotional Support Animals Are Not a Joke

Elizabeth Horn, Community Section Editor

April 4, 2019

You see it all over the news. Crazy people trying to take their emotional support peacocks on planes or their support kangaroos to McDonald’s. The masses love to complain about how people are just slapping an internet-generated badge on their pet and bringing it around with them where it shouldn...

Staycation: An Alternative Spring Break

Staycation: An Alternative Spring Break

Christine Wieder, Reporter

March 21, 2019

When you think of college students on spring break, you probably picture them frolicking somewhere warm like Florida or city-hopping their way around Europe. Moravian offers such trips; however, they also offer what they call Staycation, a week-long program that focuses on community service. The...

Pause for a Cause: Meditation Group Brings Students into the Present

Pause for a Cause: Meditation Group Brings Students into the Present

Tamara Suchan, Guest Reporter

March 21, 2019

Meditation is not something you see busy Moravian students doing very often. That’s not true, however, for the students who attend Dr. John Black’s twice-weekly meditations groups.   I first witnessed Black’s love and practice of meditation when I enrolled in his course on Medieval literature las...

Professor Spotlight: Santo Marabella

Professor Spotlight: Santo Marabella

Nathaniel Rhoads, Reporter

March 1, 2019

Dr. Santo Marabella is currently professor of management in Moravian’s department of economics and business, serving in that position since 1992. He earned his B.S. in business management from Villanova University in 1982 and earned his MBA from St. Joseph’s University in 1984. In 1991, he earned his...

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

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

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

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

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 ...