2013-14 Fall Convocation and the Comenius Center Graduate Symposium –
Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D.
The Fall Convocation for the College, Comenius Center, and Moravian Theological Seminary, scheduled for Thursday, September 12, 2013. Fall Convocation combines both a “welcome-to-the-term” event with a major speaker. It is a time 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. Each year, the Fall Convocation Cohen keynote speaker is chosen based on the focus of the year’s thematic programming IN FOCUS.
The Cohen keynote speaker for both the Convocation and Symposium is chosen based on the focus of the year’s thematic programming which is extend to other campus events, lectures, class discussions, and films throughout the entire academic year.
The 2013-14 Cohen keynote speaker will be Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D., bioethicist, sociologist, educator, writer, and researcher. He will present the Cohen keynote address “Re-Creation: The Biotechnological Restructuring of Life.” Wolpe is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Bioethics, the Raymond F. Schinazi Distinguished Research Chair in Jewish Bioethics, a Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Sociology, and the Director of the Center for Ethics at Emory University. Wolpe examines the ethical implications of new science ̶ genetic modification, neuroscience and other breakthroughs that stretch our current philosophy to the breaking point. He's the first senior bioethicist at NASA, among other appointments.
The annual Comenius Center Graduate Symposium on Wednesday, September 11, provides a forum for graduate students from the MBA, MS in Human Resource Management, Master of Education, and MS Nursing programs to network and learn more about a common cross-disciplinary theme. In keeping with the last three years, the Cohen speaker provides the lecture at this symposium. Dr. Wolpe will be presenting “Building Better Brains: How Neuroscience is Altering Human Functioning.” Seating for this program is limited and tickets will be required. The lecture will be 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Foy Hall.
The annual campus-wide Fall Convocation, followed by a campus lunch, will be held on Thursday morning, September 12 in Johnston Hall. The Convocation prelude, followed by the faculty and staff processional begins at 10 am. The formal program will begin at 10:30 am; however please encourage your students and staff to arrive at Johnston Hall by 10 in order to be seated for the processional.
Non-essential offices will be closed (including the Library) during the Convocation, and lunch will not be served until its conclusion; however, the Blue and Grey Café will remain open. An all-campus lunch will be held immediately after the Convocation.
The Convocation prelude, followed by the faculty and staff processional begins at 10 am. The formal program will begin at 10:30 a.m. Students and staff are to arrive at Johnston Hall by 10 in order to be seated for the processional.
2013 Janet A. Sipple Lectureship
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
5:30 p.m., Foy Hall, South Campus
Speaker: Mary Moller, DNP, ARNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CPRP, FAAN
Associate Professor, Yale University School of Nursing
“The Growing Concern about Mental Health Issues in the Nation”
Reception following in the Gallery
Sponsored by the Moravian College Department of Nursing, the program is open to the greater Lehigh Valley community, particularly health care providers and students in the health professions.
Christopher Lynn "Chris" Hedges: "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt"
Tuesday, October 22rd at 7:30 p.m.
Prosser Auditorium, HUB
Pulitzer Prize winning American journalist specializing in politics and society; and the 7th Peace and Justice Scholar in Residence at Moravian College
In his book "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt" Hedges and journalist/artist Joe Sacco "set out to take a look at the sacrifice zones in the United States, those areas that have been offered up for exploitation in the name of profit, progress, and technological advancement. They wanted to show us in words and drawings what life looks like in places where the marketplaces rules without constraints, where human beings and the natural world are used and then discarded to maximize earnings. Passages capture the Health Care In Focus theme.
Open to the public. Admission is free.
A Health Themed Concert
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
7:30 P.M., Prosser Auditorium
This special program will feature the chamber music ensemble SARTORI which has developed a special cardiopulmonary program to help nurses develop their listening skills. Under the direction of Nora Suggs (a physician), they will mimic cardiopulmonary sounds with their instruments, perform them, integrate them into music, and then direct a listening exercise for health care personnel. In addition, the ensemble will perform additional works by composers known to have had a serious illness of some sort.
The event is sponsored by Department of Music, Department of Nursing, Arts & Lectures. It is intended for health professions students, particularly in nursing, and music students.
Admission is free with Moravian ID, $10 charge for the public.
Health Professions Career Fair
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
As part of our 2013-2014 IN FOCUS program, Moravian College will be sponsoring a Health Professions Career Fair. The fair will highlight the numerous varied professionals who work together to provide health care services.
More information coming soon.