Event: APCI Hydrogen Vehicle Visit

Thursday, September 6; 4:00 - 6:00 pm (rain date 9/13/12)
Outside Reeves Library

Air Products is bringing their hydrogen car to Moravian College! Go ahead, look under the hood or sit inside. See for yourself the unique features of a hydrogen-powered vehicle. A Hydrogen Ambassador (an Air Products employee) can answer any questions and tell you more about the benefits of hydrogen fuel. Reeves Library is pleased to host this visit on Thursday, September 6, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. outside the Library. This event is part of the IN FOCUS initiative, "Sustainability | INFOCUS." INFOCUS is an annual program that combines academic courses, public lectures and exhibits, film showings and other events intended to engage students and the entire community in a collective learning experience about timely issues. The Hydrogen car is an excellent fit with the sustainability theme as it demonstrates first-hand the use of natural resources in an ecological, efficient and economical way. It provides us with a practical view of an alternative and sustainable energy source that is possible in today's world. For more information, contact Kim Demyan Reeves Library 610-861-1579 or Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the event sponsor Reeves Library, at, or 610-861-1579.

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Sustainability Art Auction in HUB

Monday, September 10 – Wednesday, September 26
H. Paty Eiffe Gallery, HUB

Last year, thanks to your donations, the art department’s silent art auction in the HUB’s H. Paty Eiffe Gallery raised over $1000 for the Lehigh Valley Arts Council. This year’s auction will be raising money for a sustainability-related charity, to support the 2012–2013 In Focus topic.

Please consider donating artwork to sell through this auction in the HUB. Moravian students, faculty, and alumni are all encouraged to submit work. It can be any medium: photographs, drawings, paintings, graphic design, printmaking, etc. We also have a display case for small ceramic pieces, jewelry, and any other small 3-D works. Each work will be on display in the HUB from September 10th through September 26th with a paper next to it for silent auction bids. Whoever bids the highest at the end of the exhibit will be contacted after September 26.

Artwork can be dropped off in the HUB beginning Friday, September 7, and anytime until 4:00 pm on Monday, September 10. Please include your name, the title, and medium on the back of the work.

Also, make sure to pay attention to the walls of the HUB from September 10th until September 26th to see if there is work you would like to purchase.

If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail Kelly Weaver at

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Event: Comenius Center Graduate Symposium and Community Panel

Wednesday, September 12; 7:15pm
Prosser Auditorium, HUB

Speaker: Winona LaDuke

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Event: Fall Convocation

Missed the event? Check out these photos and videos:

* Please note: Viewable from Moravian College's network ONLY with appropriate video player


Thursday, September 13; 10:00 am - Noon
Johnston Hall

Followed by an all-campus lunch
Faculty lunch with Ms. LaDuke (12:30pm – 1:30pm)
Student discussion with Ms. LaDuke (2:30pm – 3:45pm)
Sustainability exhibit (Progressive Sustainability Trail) is from 6:30-7:00 in the HUB

Cohen Keynote Speaker: Winona LaDuke

“Building a Green Economy: Indigenous Strategies for a Sustainable Future”

Fall Convocation combines both a “welcome-to-the-term” event with a major speaker.  It is a time for us to gather as a campus community to celebrate the start of a new academic year and the arrival of enthusiastic students, and  to recognize academic achievement. The campus community will support this program by attending individually, by attending with their classes, or by participating in the academic procession. In support of the program, non-essential administrative offices will close during the convocation. Following the Convocation, the campus community will gather for an all-campus lunch on the PPHAC patio (rain site: HUB).

Audience: Primary audience is the campus community including faculty, staff, and students of the College, Comenius Center, and Seminary. Special note: General public may view event via streamed video available in Prosser Auditorium, Haupert Union Building.

For questions regarding physical accessibility, or more information about this event, call the Academic Affairs Office at (610) 861-1348.

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3th International Conference on Degrowth for Ecological
Sustainability and Social Equity

Venice (Italy), 19th-23rd September 2012

The chosen theme for the 3rd International Conference on Degrowth for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity is: “The great transition: degrowth as a passage of civilization."

It is organized in a historical phase in which we are according to the organizers faced with the necessity of a deep change, a change that asks us to reflect on topics and issues apparently very different – work, income, consumption, waste, energy, technology, mobility, education, citizenship – but actually inextricably linked.

The Conference aims to be an opportunity to confront on degrowth exempt from all reductionism, economical but even ecological or political, and this requires to organize debate and discussion paying attention to connections, interactions, transversal linking, with a strong cross-disciplinary look capable of holding together natural and social sciences.

For more information see:

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Environmental Film Series:
Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time

September 20, 2012
7:00 PM, UBC Room

The first event in our Fall 2012 Environmental Film Series is a public screening of Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time.  The first full-length documentary film ever made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold, GREEN FIRE highlights Leopold’s extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement. Leopold remains relevant today, inspiring projects all over the country that connect people and land. View trailer.

You can read more about this work at and read the chapter on the land ethic from A Sand County Almanac at

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Campus brown bag lunch discussion

September 27, 2012
4th period

The 50th anniversary of Silent Spring: a reflection on how the book and the author have impacted us, our teaching, and our scholarship

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Bus Trip - Migration Fest at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center

September 29

Bus will load up and depart by 12:30pm from the HUB. Check out the schedule. Sign up at the HUB desk- first come first serve.

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Migration Fest at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center

September 29-30

The public is welcome; see schedule of events at

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Event: Visiting Writer Holly Metz

Wednesday, October 3, 2:35 to 3:45pm
Dana Lecture Hall (Collier Hall of Science)

A freelance writer since 1985, Holly Metz has written about law, culture, and social issues for a broad range of newspapers, journals, and magazines, including Preservation magazine, Labor History, Poets & Writers, Public Art Review, Threepenny Review, and the New York Times. For nine years she was a contributing writer for The Progressive and the American Bar Association publication Student Lawyer. Her published work includes interviews with socially conscious artists such as painter Alice Neel and photographer Susan Meiselas, essays on the ubiquity of asbestos in American homes and the risks of making underground art in the former Soviet Union, and investigations into such topics as the use of the “recovered memory syndrome” in the courtroom and the military’s use of animals to test weapons later used on humans (the latter, published in Animals’ Agenda, was selected by Project Censored as one of its annual “25 Best.”). She also produced the text for How to Commit Suicide in South Africa, a visual and documentary indictment of the apartheid regime, illustrated by artist Sue Coe (Raw Books & Graphics, 1983

No matter where Holly’s research has taken her, Hoboken, New Jersey, has remained her home, and as a resident for over 30 years, she has long been active in its civic and cultural life. She founded the Hoboken Oral History Project, a joint project of the Hoboken Historical Museum and the Friends of the Hoboken Library, and is the editor of its “Vanishing Hoboken” chapbook series. Holly has written numerous catalogs for local history and art organizations and has developed dozens of free history programs for presentation and discussion in a broad range of public spaces, including a Hoboken Housing Authority community room, a luncheonette, a social club, and City Council chambers.

Holly’s latest book, Killing the Poormaster: A Saga of Poverty, Corruption, and Murder in the Great Depression, chronicles the events that lead up to—and follow—the death of Harry Barck, a poormaster who was granted the authority to decide who would and would not receive public aid in Hoboken. Grappling with issues that are still vital—massive unemployment, endemic poverty, and the inadequacy of public assistance—Killing the Poormaster lends insight into the current social contract, relaying a gripping narrative that reads like today’s news.

You can learn more about Killing the Poormaster at, and more about Holly Metz’s other work at

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Lehigh Valley Watershed Conference
Rising Waters:  What a Wetter PA Means for Local Communities

Tuesday, October 9
Lehigh University

The Moravian College Environmental Studies and Sciences Program is a co-sponsor and Diane Husic is an invited speaker.  She will be speaking about ecosystem changes potentially linked to climate change and some results from the Eastern PA Phenology Project. For more information…

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Environmental Film Series: Living Downstream

Thursday, October 11, 7:00pm
Prosser Auditorium

This documentary is based on the 2012-12 common reading.

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2012 Bethlehem Conference on Moravian History and Music

October 11-14
Moravian College

A special panel on Thursday, October 11th (2:00 – 3:30 p.m. in the Moravian Archives) is centered on sustainability and nature:  Moravian Mission and Environment in AlaskaFor more information ...

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Brown-Bag Lunch

Thursday, October 18, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Sustainable and local food issues

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Campus Sustainability Day

Wednesday, October 24

Campus Sustainability Day celebrates sustainability in higher education, with events on campus and elsewhere that draw participants for the exchange of ideas and knowledge among faculty, staff, and students, from across all departments and disciplines, and from across the community. Created by the Society for College & University Planning, the day is a focus for the Higher Education Sustainability Consortium and for AASHE [Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education].

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National Food Day

Wednesday, October 24, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m

National Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement toward more healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Food Day takes place annually to address issues as varied as health and nutrition, hunger, agricultural policy, animal welfare, and farm worker justice. There will be an informational table about the Bethlehem Co-op in the HUB from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m

Wednesday, October 24, 4:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.

There will be tables set up with literature, and fresh apples and goodies from Scholl’s Orchard on Center Street (owner, Moravian College alumnae, Martha Scholl Ryan). Stop by our table, grab an apple, and learn more about healthy eating and buying locally!

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Sipple Lecture: Dr. Bridgette Brawner

Wednesday, October 24, 5:30 p.m.
Foy Hall, South Campus

Dr. Bridgette Brawner from the University of Pennsylvania will be speaking about "Sustainable change: health equity promotion through active community engagement." She will discuss the importance of actively engaging communities and key stakeholders in the health promotion process and identify strategies to promote sustainable change while combating health inequities.

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Documentary, Cafeteria Man

Thursday, October 25, 7:00 p.m.
Prosser Auditorium, HUB

The Center for Leadership and Service will host a viewing and discussion of the documentary, Cafeteria Man in Prosser Auditorium (film is 1 hour and discussion will follow).  This award-winning documentary featuring Chef Tony Geraci, focuses on an effort to reform school lunches in Baltimore’s urban school district, which serves 83,000 students.  See:  Students: Hound Exchange Points available for this event!

Factoid: “The USDA estimates 32 million school kids consume up to 50% of their calories at school, contributing to the obesity epidemic among young people.”

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PA Green Colleges event: "Making Progress"

Friday, November 2
Susquehanna University

PERC's Climate Change & Sustainable Energy Conference. For more information…

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Journey of the Universe

Wednesday, November 7, 7:30 p.m.
Dana Lecture Hall, Collier Hall of Science

Guest speakers: M. E. Tucker and John Grim

ENVIRONMENTAL FILM SERIES | Journey of the Universe presents for the first time the epic story of cosmic, Earth, and human transformation. Beautifully filmed on the Greek island of Samos, this engaging narrative combines scientific discoveries in astronomy, geology, biology, and ecology with humanistic insights concerning the nature of the cosmos. These speakers and film viewing is sponsored by the Religion Department, Seminary, and Arts & Lectures.

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Helon Habila - Visiting Writer and Novelist Reading

Wednesday, November 28, 7:00 p.m.

Award winning novelist Helon Habila will discuss the narrative and themes of Oil on Water, with its focus on oil company and government corruption and environmental degradation in the Niger delta, are particularly apt for Moravian’s In Focus: Sustainability theme.

It is open to Moravian College and the wider community at no charge.

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Event: Community Feast

Saturday, December 1
Cathedral of Nativity Church, Bethlehem

Member of the campus community join with local non-profit organizations to invite members of the Bethlehem community to enjoy a holiday meal. Students provide entertainment and other support for this event.This event is sponsored by Office of Community Service.

For questions regarding physical accessibility or more information about this event, contact Katie Dantsin.

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Event: Environmental social scientist, Dr. Julian Agyeman, Tufts University

Dr. Julian AgyemanTuesday, January 29, at 7 p.m.
Prosser Auditorium

Moravian College will honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a special talk by Dr. Julian Agyeman, chair of Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University.  His talk is titled, “Understanding the Challenges of Environmental Justice in an Unequal World.” For more information on Dr. Julian Agyeman, visit his website at which contains links to his social media sites including his blog, Just Sustainabilities: re-imaging equality, living within limits. Just sustainabilities is the integration of social/spatial justice and sustainability and is “the need to ensure a better quality of life for all, now and into the future, in a just and equitable manner, whilst living within the limits of supporting ecosystems.”

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Event: Constance Garrow Diamond’s “Sustainability in Painting”

Constance Diamond of painting titled, '020410'Thursday, January 17 to February 17
Payne Gallery

The exhibition includes 35 works of art constructed by utilizing different forms of collage using acrylic/mixed medium on paper. An opening reception featuring a talk by Diamond will be held on Thursday, January 17 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The exhibit and reception are open to the public and admission is free of charge.

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Event: Artist Gregory Warmack, AKA Mr. Imagination

Gregory Warmack, AKA Mr. ImaginationMonday, January 14 to February 22
HUB Gallery

Artist Gregory Warmack, AKA Mr. Imagination used found objects and recycled materials like bottle caps in his art. Moravian students have put the show together over break. Mr. Imagination lived in Bethlehem for several years and died last year.

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Event: How to be a Superhero and Save the World, Even if You Don’t Have

Wednesday, February 20, 2013; 4:00 pm
Haupert Union Building, UBC room

This presentation will utilize documentary films and photographs to underscore the dangers inherent in large-scale agribusiness and food sourcing systems, and the need for safer and more sustainable small-farm organic systems. In addition to examining several organic models, the session will present two local and international project designs for LVAIC student/staff/faculty to consider for direct engagement in the sustainability movement. Even if you don’t have superpowers to save the whole world, through your involvement you will at least be able to save an acre or two!

Presenter:  Bob Drake

Bob Drake has worked in a variety of international development and sustainability projects in East, West and Southern Africa.  As an outgrowth of this work he continues to support a project that provides organic gardening instruction and seeds to residents of four villages in Western Ghana, West Africa as a means of supplementing basic food supplies.

Bob most recently completed training in Natural Agriculture methods at the Rodale Institute in Kutztown, PA.  He currently serves as Project Manager at the Sister’s of Saint Francis Monacacy Center for Renewal here in Bethlehem where he is responsible for establishing a ten-acre organic demonstration and production farm and designing and installing several walking and formal floral gardens.

Sponsored by the African Diaspora House and Office of Institutional Diversity

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