Calendar of Events
Sophomore Athlete Leadership Day
Together the Athletic Department and Center for Leadership and Service provide selected sophomore athletes with a one day leadership program, designed to help students develop and sharpen their leadership skills. These skills include knowledge of different behavioral styles, communication with each different style, and how to deal with potential conflict. Such skills will benefit student athletes during the context of their athletic experience, but also in their professional and personal lives after Moravian College. Questions? Contact Katie Dantsin.
First-Year Co-Curricular Leadership Program
January 28, 6:00pm-7:30pm, PPHAC 101
February 4, 6:00pm-7:30pm, PPHAC 101
First-year students nominated for this program will have an opportunity to learn about personal leadership styles, group dynamics and the nuts and bolts of program planning at Moravian College. Students can be nominated for the program by current student leaders, faculty, staff, and advisors. Contact Katie Dantsin for more information or to be considered for participation in the program.
Late January-Applications available
Application Due Date-February 15, 2013 at 1:00pm
Group Interviews-Week of February 18
Each year, the Center for Leadership and Service provides the opportunity for a group of students to take part in the LeaderShape Institute. The Institute is an interactive, energizing, and unique experience that builds leadership skills. The six-day residential program is filled with self-discovery and learning from practical experiences that build leadership concepts and abilities. Moravian sent students to the national LeaderShape sessions in 2004, 2007, 2009-2012 and held campus-based institutes in 2005, 2006, and 2008. Contact Katie Dantsin for more information.
Applications Due Date TBD
Grants are provided through a generous grant to the Center for Leadership and Service. The goal is to create meaningful collaborations between the college and the local community that will impact student learning and development. The Center for Leadership and Service is interested in initiatives that bring together Moravian College and the local community in a way that demonstrates mutual benefits. Many faculty and students are currently engaged with the local community. This funding opportunity provides financial support to those who could enhance their work with funding or those who wish to establish a new College-community connection. The proposal for a community grant must be made by a student-faculty or student-administrative staff team that has already sought cooperation from a community partner (e.g., nonprofit, school, church, neighborhood association, hospital). The project may be ongoing or may be a one-time workshop, event, or activity. A Call for Proposals is sent out at the beginning of each semester. Questions? Contact Dr. Michelle Schmidt.
February 1, 10:00am-1:00pm, Breidegam Field House, ARC
The Career and Internship Fair, sponsored by The Career Center, will feature over 35 business and organizations, including multiple non-profit and service-based organizations like the Center for Vision Loss, ArtsQuest, Alliance for Sustainable Communities Lehigh Valley, Community Service Foundation, Values Into Action, and the South Mountain YMCA. The Center for Leadership and Service supports student attendance at this event. For more information contact The Career Center at Moravian College.
Student Trustee Information
Applications available January 21
Applications due February 8 at 4pm
USG and the Board of Trustees of the College collaborate on the selection of one sophomore student to serve a two-year term on the College’s Board of Trustees. Interested? Contact USG or Katie Dantsin for more information.
Leadership Development Workshop: Leading with your Peers
February 5, 5:30pm-7:-00pm, UBC Room
Leading peers who really work your nerves! Attend this workshop and learn techniques for dealing with difficult people in your organization. There are many factors that can help a student to be a successful leader, but at the end of the day, finding a benefit for all members in the club can reduce the constant and sometimes unreasonable verbal and attitudinal attacks on you. Leading others begins with understanding how one’s own attitudes, behaviors, and style of communication impact those they are leading. This workshop is for students who want to better understand how to be a leader who brings out the best in their members and increase their effectiveness in influencing others. Presenter: Dr. Cynthia Fulford, leadership consultant, Future in Focus Consulting and executive director, office of leadership and student development, Cedar Crest College. RSVP required. Walk-in participants will be accepted, as space permits. Contact Katie Dantsin for more information and to RSVP.
Omicron Delta Kappa Induction Ceremony
February 9, 2013, 5:00pm, Borhek Chapel
The Moravian Circle of the national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa will induct new members at their annual induction ceremony. Space is limited. Contact Katie Dantsin or ODK for more information and to RSVP.
February 14, 4:15pm-5:30pm, PPHAC 116
This workshop will focus on student organization fundraising. Students will leave this workshop with strategies to implement in support of fundraising efforts for your organization, knowledge of the applicable policies related to fundraising on/off campus, and many new ideas to help you plan for upcoming events. Contact Katie Dantsin for more information.
Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Lecture Series
February 21, 2013, 7:00pm, UBC Room
Lyn Chynoweth will be the second in the 2012-2013 series and will give a presentation to the entire community focused on her career, leadership, and professional development. Ms. Chynoweth spent much of her career at IBM in sales and management and currently works as a consultant in organizational change management. Additionally, Ms. Chynoweth serves as the Chairwoman of the Moravian College and Theological Seminary Board of Trustees. The ODK Leadership Lecture series is sponsored by Omicron Delta Kappa, the President’s Office, and the Center for Leadership and Service. Contact Katie Dantsin for more information.
IMPACT National Conference
February 21-24, 2013, University of New Mexico
Meet with hundreds of other student leaders from across the nation and discover new and innovative leadership tactics that support community service, service-learning, and civic engagement. Apply today for a scholarship that covers your registration to the February 2013 conference at the University of New Mexico-Albuquerque. Travel costs not included. Contact Katie Dantsin for more information.
New Club Officer Dinner
February 28, 5:15pm-7:30pm, UBC Room
Join other new club officers for a dinner dialogue regarding your new leadership position on campus. Expert student leaders will be available to answer questions from their own experiences as a club/organizational leader. Discussion topics may include group dynamics, running effective meetings, delegating to peers, and organizational effectiveness. Participants must meet one of the following criteria to attend this event a) Took office as a new student leader this semester b) plan to run for or hold office beginning in the fall. RSVP is required. Contact Katie Dantsin for more information and to RSVP.
Each semester, students are invited to a series of Reel Leadership events. A faculty member joins the students for “dinner and movie”, followed by a discussion of the film’s leadership themes. This event is open to all students. Announcements are sent out each semester and students must register to attend. RSVP required. Contact Dr. Michelle Schmidt for more information and to RSVP.
The 1742 Experience Student Team Leader Positions
Applications will be available February 25
Applications due March 18 at 9am
Be a part of a service-oriented pre-orientation for first-year students. Upperclassmen students serve as team leaders and student coordinators for this program. Applications will be available in the Center for Leadership and Service beginning February 25. Contact Katie Dantsin for more information.
Alternative Spring Break Trips
March 2-9, Various Locations
Several teams of Moravian students will travel over spring break to participate in service. Trip destinations include Jamaica, the Grand Canyon, Lakeland, FL, and Sumter, SC. These trips are sponsored by C3, Habitat for Humanity and the Religious Life Office. Contact Nicole Nugent for more information.
March 2, 2013 @ Lehigh University
Join other college students to develop leadership skills and enhance and expand your network. Students from all organizations and backgrounds are welcome. The theme is Innovative Leadership: Connecting Creativity and Imagination to Leadership Potential. The conference atmosphere will support students eager to connect with each other and professionals and to learn about innovative leadership practices and strategies. Contact Katie Dantsin for additional information and possible registration sponsorship.
Center for Leadership and Service Student Staff Positions Open for 2013-2014
Applications available March 12
Applications due March 18 at 9am
Join the student staff of the Center for Leadership and Service. Student staff members spend four to eight hours per week in the Center coordinating volunteer and other programs, assisting staff, and engaging other students in our work. Applications will be available in the Center for Leadership and Service on March 12. Contact Katie Dantsin or Nicole Nugent for more information.
Community Fellows Program
Applications available March 12
Applications due March 18 at 9am
Applications will be available for the Community Fellows program. Through support from the Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND), we offer a part-time AmeriCorps education award program. This program provides community-focused leadership development to students that are deeply engaged in community activities. Students dedicate 300 hours to community work over the course of one year and participate in a leadership development program designed to support their interest in community improvement. Successful completion of the program results in an educational award that can be used for qualified education expenses from the Corporation for National and Community Service. Contact Nicole Nugent for more information.
Leadership Development Workshop: Leadership Transition
March 19, 6:00pm-7:30pm, Snyder Room
Designed as a hands-on workshop for both outgoing and incoming student leaders, this workshop will focus on how to make your organization’s leadership transition a success, whether you are the incoming our outgoing student leader. It is helpful to have both incoming and outgoing leaders attend together, but it is not a requirement. RSVP required. Contact Katie Dantsin for more information and to RSVP.
National Center for Student Leadership Conference
April 4-7, 2012, Boston, MA
The Center for Leadership and Service encourages students to attend a four day leadership conference in Boston, Massachusetts from April 4-7, 2013. The National Center for Student Leadership Conference will help students “build a strong foundation as a student leader and secure your leadership skills.” All conference fees and travel will be paid for by the student. Interested in attending the conference? Have questions? Contact Katie Dantsin.
Hound Exchange Auction
April 11, Prosser
Get your stuff! Use your Hound Exchange points at the live auction. Contact Holly Nonnemacher for more information.
Student Scholarship and Creative Endeavors Day
April 22, PPHAC
The 8th Annual Student Scholarship and Creative Endeavors Day will provide an opportunity for students to present posters, oral presentations, or creative performances or displays. Contact Michelle Schmidt for more information.
Celebration of Service
April 23, HUB
Join the Center for Leadership and Service for its annual event which celebrates the service work performed by clubs, organizations, sports teams, classes, and individuals. Join us for light refreshments and to learn more about the service work of other members of the Moravian College community. Even if you have never volunteered, join us to learn about ways you can get involved! RSVP is not required, but is requested. Contact Nicole Nugent for more information or to RSVP.
ODK Annual Leadership Awards
April 25, HUB
Join Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society, in honoring the leadership of students, faculty, staff, and student organizations at its annual awards ceremony and reception. Contact ODK for more information.
e-Portfolio Showcase Event
Participants in the co-curricular e-Portfolio Program and in MGMT 342 will present their e-Portfolio at this event. Students will showcase their experiences, internships, academic research, and more with their digital portfolio. RSVP appreciated, but not required. Contact Katie Dantsin for more information or to RSVP.
May Term Service Trip
May 6 to May 26
Travel to the Dominican Republic and participate in the course IDIS 200: Service in a Global Context: A Cross-Cultural Experience in the Dominican Republic. Earn a ½ unit of course credit in a service-learning course focused on the history and social struggles of the Dominican Republic. Students will participate in a week of course work and readings beginning Monday May 6th and travel to the Dominican Republic Sunday, May 12th – Saturday, May 25th. Students will engage in direct service work at Orphanage Hope of a Child in Monte Cristi, DR. The cost is approximately $1,775, depending on the cost of airfare. Questions? Contact Nicole Nugent.
The Center for Leadership and Service supports volunteer opportunities, including the following community-based programs coordinated by student staff.
- Bethlehem Area Emergency Homeless Shelter
- Mentoring Programs
- New Bethany Ministries
- Moravian Village (retirement community)
- America Reads federal work-study program
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
These events are eligible for Hound Exchange points. In April of each year, students can use their points to bid on items at a live auction.
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Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation regarding physical accessibility, please contact Katie Dantsin, director of leadership development, at 610-861-1498 or email@example.com.
Staff Contact Information:
Katie Dantsin, M.Ed.
Director of Leadership Development
Coordinator of Community Service
Michelle Schmidt, Ph. D.
Director of Academic Leadership Programs