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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


Filed under Community, Showcase

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...

Swastikas in Elevators: Moravian’s Bias Response and Intervention Team Has Their Work Cut Out for Them

Swastikas in Elevators: Moravian’s Bias Response and Intervention Team Has Their Work Cut Out for Them

Sam Weinberg, Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

It was my third week as a newly-minted freshman Hound when I first encountered what I have come to call the Moravian Bubble. Burrito and soda from the Root Cellar in hand, I stood in the elevator of the HILL staring at a shape no bigger than a playing card carved into the elevator door, seemingly et...

The Art and Tradition of Creating the Vespers Spirit

The Art and Tradition of Creating the Vespers Spirit

Kaitlyn Allison, Guest Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Many different traditions come to mind during the holiday season. Colorful Christmas trees, twinkling lights, and catchy holiday tunes, to name a few. Most of these can be found in our own little town of Bethlehem during the joyous month of December. Sparkling lights on every building and humable holi...

Reaching a Milestone: Mary Beth Spirk Becomes MoCo’s First Woman Athletic Director

Reaching a Milestone: Mary Beth Spirk Becomes MoCo’s First Woman Athletic Director

Nicole Capuano, Sports Section Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

From being the head women’s basketball coach to teaching physical education classes as an associate professor, and now recently being named Moravian’s first female athletic director, Mary Beth Spirk has become a legend at Moravian College. Although Spirk has made a career in athletics, she did not ...

4 News Items You Might Have Missed This Past Week

4 News Items You Might Have Missed This Past Week

Nathaniel Rhoads, Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Jim Nabors dead at 87: Jim Nabors, best known for playing the character Gomer Pyle, died Nov. 30 in Hawaii. He was 87 years old. Born in Alabama, Nabors attended the University of Alabama and was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. It was during his time at the University that Nabors fi...

Moravian at Cutting Edge of Writing Ed

Moravian at Cutting Edge of Writing Ed

Max Kraft, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Community, Showcase

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

“Welcome, Neighbor” Panel Celebrates Immigrants

Alicia Pisano, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Community, Showcase

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...

5 News Items You May Have Missed This Past Week

5 News Items You May Have Missed This Past Week

Nathaniel Rhoads, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Another Deadly Shooting On Sunday, Nov. 5, a gunman walked into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, TX, and killed 26 people while injuring 20.   Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, a resident of New Braunfels, TX, opened fire during a Sunday service before being found dead in his vehicle after fl...

MoCo Intervenes When Hate Appears: A Look into the Bias Response & Intervention Team

MoCo Intervenes When Hate Appears: A Look into the Bias Response & Intervention Team

Nicole Capuano, Sports Section Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Moravian College has recently raised their efforts in reducing hate actions and crimes committed on campus. To do so, they have created something referred to as BRIT, or the Bias Response & Intervention Team. The team is made up of co-chairs Nicole Loyd, vice president and dean of students; Lili...

Dr. Frank Kuserk: A Life Fulfilled by the Work He Loved

Dr. Frank Kuserk: A Life Fulfilled by the Work He Loved

Kaytlyn Gordon, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2017


Filed under Community, Showcase

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


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

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...

Professor Spotlight: Carmen Ferrero

Professor Spotlight: Carmen Ferrero

Sara Weidner, Community Section Editor

November 5, 2017


Filed under Community, Professor Spotlight, Showcase

Dr. Carmen Ferrero is an associate professor of Spanish at Moravian College. She received her B.A. in Licenciatura en Filología at the University of Valladolid in Spain, her M.A. in teaching methodology at the University of Maine, and her Ph.D. in Spanish literature at Rutgers University. What inspired you...