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 for more information.
January 23 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in the HUB
Sponsored by the Center for Leadership and Service, USG, and IMPACT, join us to learn about all of the different clubs and organization offerings at Moravian College. Prizes to be awarded. Contact Katie Dantsin for more information.
First-Year Leadership Challenge
January 26, 3:45pm-5:45pm
January 27, 6:00pm-8:0pm
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.
January 22-Applications available
Application Due Date-February 14 at 4pm
Group Interviews- February 18 at 12pm or 4pm
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 students have participated in LeaderShape since 2004. 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.
Student Trustee Information
Applications available January 20
Applications due February 7 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.
IMPACT National Conference (www.impactconference.org)
February 27-March 2, 2014, Valparasio University, Indiana
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. Contact Katie Dantsin for more information.
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.
Alternative Spring Break Trips
March 2-8, Various Locations
Several teams of Moravian students will travel over spring break to participate in service. Trip destinations include the Grand Canyon, Hattiesburg, MS, and Pickens, SC. These trips are sponsored by C3 and Habitat for Humanity. Contact Katie Dantsin for more information.
Center for Leadership and Service Student Staff Positions Open for 2014-2015
Applications available March 10
Applications due March 18 at 4pm
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 10. Contact Katie Dantsin for more information.
The 1742 Experience Student Team Leader Positions
Applications will be available March 10
Applications due March 19 at 4pm
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 March 10. Contact Katie Dantsin for more information.
Community Fellows Program
Applications available March 10
Applications due March 18 at 4pm
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 or stipend. Contact Katie Dantsin for more information.
Leadership Development Workshop: Leadership Transition
March 25, 5:30pm-7:00pm, TBD
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.
Hound Exchange Auction
April 16, Prosser Auditorium
Get your stuff! Use your Hound Exchange points at the live auction. Contact Sri Rao for more information.
Student Scholarship and Creative Endeavors Day
The 9th Annual Student Scholarship and Creative Endeavors Day will provide an opportunity for students to present posters, oral presentations, or creative performances or displays. Contact Dr. Michelle Schmidt for more information.
Celebration of Service
April 22, 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 Katie Dantsin for more information or to RSVP.
Volunteering and Community Service Opportunities
The Center for Leadership and Service supports volunteer opportunities, including the following community-based programs coordinated by student staff.
- Bethlehem Area Emergency Homeless Shelter
- Tutoring and Mentoring Programs
- New Bethany Ministries
- College Connect
- 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.
Check back again for updates and additions.
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
Michelle Schmidt, Ph. D.
Director of Academic Leadership Programs