Upcoming Events - Fall 2015

September 22

"Voices of Diversity: Moravian College Faculty and Staff Speak" - an "informal" panel discussion featuring members of the MC faculty and staff whose national or ethnic origins are different than that of the majority white communities in which they now live. Prosser Auditorium, 11:45 and 12:45. Organized and sponsored by John Reynolds, Political Science.

Panel participants:

  • Sandra Aguilar-Rodriguez
  • Faramarz Farbod
  • Khristina Haddad
  • Yayoi Kato
  • Akbar Keshodkar
  • Lilliana Madrid
  • Claudia Mesa
  • Kerri Sethi
September 24 Convocation with Karen Armstrong on Poverty and Inequality InFocus
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October 7

Marx in Soho - a dramatic consideration of contemporary issues of class and economic inequality to be sponsored by the Department of Political Science, The English Department and the Theater program. Prosser Auditorium - tentatively 7:00 to 9:00. Co-sponsored by: the Political Science Department, the Economics and Business Department, the English Department, the History Department, the Moravian College Theater Company, and the Sociology Department.
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October 21 Annual Janet. A. Sipple Lecture: Homeless & Hungry: Community, Nursing, and Health Care's Influence - Dr. Diane Cocozza Martins is an Associate Professor at the University of Rhode Island's College of Nursing. Her teaching, research and service commitments are to public health/community health nursing and vulnerable populations. She teaches courses in community health nursing theory, community health clinical practice, practice theory and philosophy. She is also a faculty member in the HRSA funded interdisciplinary RI Geriatric Education Center and coordinates the RN to BS program at the University. At the University of Rhode Island, Martins has served as a multicultural faculty fellow, an interdisciplinary faculty fellow in geriatrics and gerontology, faculty in the President's Partnership for Food, Hunger and Nutrition, faculty fellow in Public Service and Ethics and LGTB faculty fellow. She received an award for outstanding outreach from the University for her work on behalf of the homeless. In the community, Martins' work includes service trips to the Dominican Republic, the Honors Program Cuban Study Abroad Initiative and collaboration with Indonesian Nursing faculty. She has worked with the Feinstein Hunger Center, Department of Human Service and RI Coalition for the Homeless to create policy changes in the state's SNAP program. Martins earned her baccalaureate degree from Salve Regina University and her master's in medical sociology and Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Connecticut. She also holds a master's degree in community health nursing education from Columbia University. She has written numerous publications and book chapters and has given many oral presentations related to vulnerable populations. Foy Hall, Hurd Campus - 5:30 p.m.
October 22 Pastor Greg Edwards on "The High Cost of Educational Apartheid" - co-sponsored by the Education department. UBC Room, 7:30pm.
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October 23 Dr. Candida Moss: The Resurrection of the Body and Perfection in Weakness - These lectures use disability theory to approach the question of the resurrection of the body in the New Testament. They will explore the passages in which being "saved" and being "healed" are clearly distinct. Candida R. Moss is Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of Notre Dame. She has written and lectured extensively on early Christian martyrdom, religion and disability studies. Prosser Auditorium, HUB - 9:30 to noon.
October 27 Diversity in 2015: From Multiculturalism to Interculturalism - Irshad Manji, Author and Educator, HUB Prosser, Sponsored by Amnesty International, the Office of the President, Intercultural Advancement & Global Inclusion, the English Department, the Religion Department, Women’s Studies Advisory Council, the Muslim Student Association, American Association of University Women, Tri-Iota, Middle Eastern Club, Office of Religious Life, and the Philosophy Club.
November 4

Panel Discussion "Reflections from Black Men Living in Contemporary America" - Prosser, 7:30 to 9:00. Sponsored by the Black Student Union, Department of Political Science, and Moravian College’s Center for Intercultural Advancement & Global Inclusion.

Topics will include:

  • Identity and community
  • Coming of age in contemporary America
  • Black leadership and the racial divide in America
  • Messages for the next generation


  • Harrison Bailey, Principal, Liberty High School, Bethlehem PA
  • George Bright, Athletic Director, Moravian College
  • Tyrone Kelly, Retired Detective Sergeant, Newark, NJ
  • Dr. Jarrett Patton, President, Medical Staff and Advanced Practice Clinicians, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • A. Reed Raymond , Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Supervision, Regulation & Credit, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
  • Maurice Taylor, Business Owner, Bethlehem and Allentown, PA


  • G. Christopher Hunt, Associate Dean of Students, Director of Intercultural Advancement & Global Inclusion
November 16

National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week
Storied Streets Film Screening
HUB Lounge. 6:00pm

View a documentary and engage in a dialogue on the effects of homelessness. Register online

November 17

National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week
Meet in the HUB Pavilion, 8:45 pm
1742 Spotch, 10:00pm - 6:00am

Join us and spread awareness of homelessness in America as we sleep outside to understand the conditions of being homeless. Register online

November 18

National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week
Service Project
HUB Table (near the staircase), 11:00am - 1:00pm

Participate and engage in a service project to help those in need. Register online

November 19

National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week
Hunger Banquet
Snyder Room, HUB, 5:00pm

Join us for a meal in which the place you sit and the food are determined by the luck of the draw. Register online

December 5

Medieval Studies Conference

Poverty and Inequality
This session is sponsored by Moravian College’s InFocus Program. This year, the college is focusing on the theme of poverty and inequality.

PPHAC 116 or 113 (TDB; confirm at Conference)
Moderator: Nicole Tabor (Moravian College)

  • Elizabeth Giedraitis (Hartwick College): “The Pardoner’s Tale: Criticism of the Medieval Church’s Capitalistic Nature”
  • Anastasia Campos (Quinnipiac University): “Feminism and Women’s Autonomy in The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale”
  • Maria Cuga (Mount St. Mary’s University): “The Cost of Affection”
Various Faculty Colloquium in Poverty and Inequality, Fall 2015, Presentations are on Thursdays 11:45‑1:00 in the Snyder Room.

Upcoming Events - Spring 2016

April 16

“Music from Foreign Lands”

Moravian College Wind Ensemble will be featuring music inspired by the Australian Aboriginal people and highlighting their continuing poverty and inequality.

  • Larrikins and Legends
    Sean O’Boyle (World Premier of Band Version)
  • Droylsden Wakes
    David Stanhope
  • Come, Drink One More Cup
    Chen Qian
  • Concerto for Didgeridoo
    Sean O’Boyle (USA Premier of Band Version)
    Soloist – AJ Block
  • Fanfare for Freedom
    Graham Lloyd