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Moravian College was founded in 1742 on principles dedicated to student success. Today, as the nationâ€™s sixth-oldest college, we continue to make this promise: As a Moravian student, you will be challenged to reach your full potential as an individual while you benefit from our supportive learning community. To achieve this, we are committed to a partnership that will build a strong foundation for your personal and professional futureâ€” and that will enable you to more deeply enjoy life, work, and your role in the world.
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Michael Watson ’11 whitehall, pa | english major
Joyce Hinnefeld associate professor of english
“Mike grew tremendously as a writer from this year of sustained work.” —Joyce Hinnefeld
“Where is my place?” is a question many students—and people everywhere—might ask. For his Honors project, Michael Watson chose to explore it in depth. “Dr. Hinnefeld guided me in connecting my various creative works into a unified collection.” —Michael Watson ’11
When Michael wrote about an underground mine fire in Centralia, Pennsylvania, in Joyce Hinnefeld’s Writing and/as Activism course, little did he know that it would spark a larger project. But with Professor Hinnefeld’s guidance, it grew into one of the main essays in his Honors collection. “I made suggestions for resources, pointing Mike toward particular writers I thought he should read, relevant publications, and good resources, like the Bethlehem Public LIbrary,” says Hinnefeld. According to Michael, the project soon took on a life of its own. “At first I focused on locale before expanding into a more metaphorical and emotional understanding of place, as in my place as part of a family and my place in the world as a writer.” Largely on the strength of the creative work in his Honors project, Michael has been accepted into two MFA programs in creative writing.
strong academic majors Moravian offers more than 50 majors and courses of study, but students are not confined to a narrow field of study. Nor are they required to take unrelated courses in scattered disciplines. Instead, Moravian offers Learning in Common, sets of courses in multidisciplinary clusters designed to complement one another and help students make connections among fields, giving them a broad perspective. Combined with our strong majors—and flexibility in constructing them—students create academic programs that help them compete in the modern world’s economic and cultural climates.
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Th e Sc ope of a U niv er sity
Moravian strives to be one step ahead in educating its students. Our Learning in Common (LinC) program of general education includes multidisciplinary courses designed to sharpen such portable skills as writing, critical thinking, ethical reasoning, knowledge of economic and social systems, and quantitative reasoning. Through a set of required courses, the curriculum provides students with the skills they will need to analyze and interpret the world. Some students—those in Moravian’s competitive Add-Venture program—may build a personalized general education curriculum supporting their majors. Through exposure to multidisciplinary approaches, every Moravian student learns to compare and integrate different perspectives on various subjects and understand their implications. This understanding allows our graduates to adjust quickly or switch careers if life demands change of them.
Students have the chance to expand their programs of study by taking courses at nearby colleges and universities—Cedar Crest, DeSales, Lafayette, Lehigh, and Muhlenberg—at no extra cost. These five institutions plus Moravian form the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges, an academic consortium that shares faculty, facilities, and social and cultural events. The automated interlibrary loan system alone gives students access to more than two million volumes. Through the consortium, students enjoy a range of opportunities not available even at some of the largest universities.
Small classes and a low studentfaculty ratio make it easy to create a dialogue with faculty members, who get to know students’ strengths and interests and make a genuine, personal difference in their lives—as both advisors and mentors.
The f i r st - ye a r E x p e r i e nce
In their first year of study at Moravian, all students take the First-Year Writing Seminar and participate in programs of physical fitness and wellness. Students work with a first-year faculty advisor and a student advisor to receive meaningful, in-depth advising, develop a four-year academic plan, and learn about the vast resources available through the College and the community. First - Y e a r W r i t i ng S e m i nar
The First-Year Seminar program creates a vibrant educational community, engaging students in topics drawn from the instructors’ disciplines and allowing students to work closely with the faculty members who serve as their advisors throughout the first year of college. Seminars refine the students’ skills in critical and creative reading and thinking, discussion, and writing, while acquainting them with the values that sustain a community of learners. Sample themes for the First-Year Seminar include poverty, introduction to history, sustainability, drugs and society, and introduction to peace and justice studies.
ge ne r al and multidisc iplinar y Requir ements
Foreign language, quantitative reasoning, science lab—requirements in these areas, as with writing, serve to build an important foundation for lifelong learning. Along with beginning to fulfill these general requirements in the first year, students start taking courses in six multidisciplinary categories. They learn how to integrate political, economic, social, and cultural perspectives through historical studies, and to understand themselves and the human condition through literature. They encounter philosophical thought by addressing questions that have perplexed humanity through the ages. They take one course in the area of economic, social, and political systems, as well as a course in cultural values and global issues. And through either a course in aesthetic expression or participation in musical ensembles, they learn to appreciate the creative processes of the fine arts.
Moravian faculty do more than lecture; they also collaborate on research, mentor you during your academic journey, keep up with you after graduation—and, in countless ways, inspire you to excel.
do-it-y ourself maj or s
Students who want to pursue an academic program not offered through the traditional curriculum may apply to Moravian’s Add-Venture program. Designed for students wishing to concentrate in multiple academic areas or who have an extensive background in the liberal arts, the program provides maximum freedom in choosing a course of study. Each student works with a faculty mentor to design a program that supports his or her educational goals. Students may also work with faculty advisors to construct interdepartmental majors and individually designed majors within the departmental framework.
Philip Weiser ’12 kUtztown, pa | chemistry and physics major
Carl Salter Professor of chemistry
“Research makes students aware that in the real world the goal is not an A, but some new knowledge or new way of doing something.” —carl salter
Through Moravian’s SOAR program, Philip Weiser spent 10 weeks in the summer after freshman year doing chemistry research. “Dr. Salter taught me invaluable data analysis skills.” —philip weiser ’12
After chemistry professor Carl Salter received a grant to investigate the kinetics of iron (III) thiosulfate redox reactions, he needed assistance to carry out the research—and Philip Weiser was one of the two students he asked. “It was in some ways a perfect project for talented students who had just one year of college chemistry,” says Professor Salter. He instructed the students on how to adjust the conditions of the experiment and had them conduct literature searches to learn what past chemists had discovered about the reaction. “The most interesting part of the research,” says Philip, “was an effect we discovered by accident: the type of iron (III) salt used to make our solutions had a dramatic impact on the rate of the decay reaction.” With that experience behind him, Philip completed a summer program at Brookhaven National Lab and now has a summer internship with Specialty Minerals, Inc., in Bethlehem.
HANDS-ON LEARNING Moravian students start early—in the first year—to extend their learning beyond the classroom. They know that setting goals and practicing skills is key to success. Working alongside their professors on research projects, participating in internships across the nation, and studying in countries around the globe, they gain valuable, real experience.
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Leader sh ip and ser v ic e
Moravian students have multiple opportunities for research experience. In the Honors Program, they may devote two semesters to an in-depth project. Through SOAR (Student Opportunities for Academic Research), students can receive stipends, travel allowances, and reimbursement for expenses connected with scholarly or creative work advised by faculty members. And through independent research with senior faculty members, students increase their eligibility for postgraduate scholarships and admission to competitive graduate programs.
The College’s emphasis on hands-on learning is intended to produce leaders—of organizations, of social change, and of the global community. In addition, the Center for Leadership and Service makes leadership a topic of discussion on campus through programs, guest speakers, and conferences.
Internship opportunities afford students a combination of on-the-job experience and academic credit. Moravian’s Internship Liaison Program facilitates connections with companies offering internships—from the Guggenheim Museum to MTV.
The Community Service Center connects the campus community with the needs of the greater Lehigh Valley. Among the programs available are mentoring and tutoring programs, the America Reads literacy program, annual domestic and international service trips accompanied by faculty members, and the 1742 Experience, which provides students with hands-on service and leadership opportunities in the Bethlehem area. 7
Students begin thinking about the future in their first year. They focus on decision-making skills and analyze what they want out of life. In the sophomore and junior years, they explore career options and develop plans. As seniors, they begin the job search or prepare for graduate school.
Fo ur Years of Gu idance
Students are guided by professionals who care about what happens to them long after graduation— not just about their first jobs. By working with students personally throughout their college years, counselors help them clarify their goals and build an academic program that supports those goals. the value of Ex p e rience
Numerous and varied field-study programs—such as volunteer work or internships in business, education, government, social-service organizations, and not-for-profit agencies—give Moravian students the opportunity to earn academic credit and gain on-the-job experience. Some academic departments require field-experience credits, while others merely encourage them. Such programs give students a taste of a particular career field, develop their professional skills, and help them build a network of professional contacts— which often lead directly to that important first job after graduation.
H e l p f o r t h e Futu re
Moravian offers a professional career-planning program that has been a model for other institutions. An intensive, highly successful placement program helps seniors identify a first position after graduation. Speakers and career panels help seniors gain a personal perspective on the process. The Alumni Mentoring Program brings alumni from across the nation to help by offering expertise and contacts to seniors. The Career Center also arranges for employers and graduate schools to interview students on campus.
off-SITE LEARNING—sometimes in conjunction with faculty research—takes students outside the classroom, where they put theoretical knowledge into practice and pursue their interests in depth.
professional career advisors in Moravian’s Career Center help students evaluate their goals, apply to graduate schools, and identify a first position after graduation.
D e st in a t io n : W a y O f f C a m p us
A number of Moravian’s courses emphasize a global perspective through off-campus education. Students have studied all over the world: in Argentina, Australia, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Spain, and other locations through established foreign-study programs, through the Moravian-Oxford Program, or, with permission, through self-designed programs. Other students participate in special semester-long programs, such as programs in Washington, D.C., focusing on government. T h e C a r e e r C e n t e r
Moravian was one of the first undergraduate institutions in the nation to have a professionally staffed Career Center for students. Current programs that help students look at their career options range from SIGI 3 PLUS, an online guidance system to help
assess interests and explore various majors and occupations, to special-topics seminars that help students write a résumé, practice interviewing skills, develop a personal job-seeking strategy, and pursue graduate study. The Career Center also helps students arrange interviews with employers and graduate schools through an on-campus recruiting program, job fairs, graduate-school fairs, and networking. f in d in g a job
Moravian helps students connect with potential employers and assists them in building a career “toolkit,” including tips on résumé writing, interviewing, and conducting a job search. Career panels help seniors gain perspective, and alumni counsel seniors individually, giving them valuable information and job-seeking strategies for specific career fields through ACAP, the Alumni Career Advising Program.
Amy Heffner ’11 schnecksville, pa | psychology major
Mary Beth Spirk associate professor of athletics
“Coach Spirk is not only committed on the court, but she is also committed to helping her athletes off the court any way she can.” —amy heffner ’11
When her mother was diagnosed with cancer, Amy Heffner was there to support her—and Coach Spirk and the basketball team were there for Amy. “Being a student-athlete is more than playing and winning; it’s also about maturing and becoming a better person.” —mary beth spirk 10
After Amy’s mother—who had also been her high school basketball coach—became terminally ill, it was difficult for Amy to find joy in the game. But with the support of her coach and team at Moravian, Amy found her way through the hardest time of her life. “What I tried to focus on was helping her regain her joy for the sport,” says Coach Spirk. “No matter how talented you are, if you are not enjoying something you will not reach your potential.” This kind of personal, caring relationship characterizes Division III athletics at Moravian. “To this day,” says Amy, “Coach Spirk continues to provide support—and to help me improve as an athlete. Her dedication is contagious.” And “contagious” is no exaggeration: Amy plans to continue her psychology studies after graduation, pursue a career in counseling, and—one day—become a basketball coach herself.
A deeper enjoyment of life On Moravian’s two beautiful campuses—the Main Street Campus and the Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus on Church Street—students learn and grow in a safe and fun environment. With high levels of participation in activities from athletics to performing arts, they enjoy the College’s residential community.
divide your time Those who live and take most of their classes on the Main Street Campus may visit Church Street for an art show, a concert, an occasional class, or a meal in the smaller, more intimate dining room. Those students who live on Church Street travel to the Main Street Campus for classes or to visit the library, the HUB student center, or the athletics center. Students travel the eight blocks between the campuses by College buses. 11
Moravian believes in the value of educational experience outside the classroom as a means of developing the whole person. In our residential environment, students find opportunities for an active social life, develop extracurricular interests, pursue competitive and recreational athletics, and participate in volunteer service.
Ex c e ptional Facili t i es
Outstanding academic facilities—including Reeves Library, the Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex, and Collier Hall of Science—benefit the entire community. An interactive computing system supports the needs of students in all programs, and both campuses feature a number of wireless hot spots. Beautifully restored 18thcentury buildings for the music and art departments bring superb cultural resources to campus. Other important facilities include the HUB (the Haupert Union Building) and the HILL (Hurd Integrated Living and Learning community), which features student living space, technology-enhanced classrooms, and green architecture.
Town and Gown Both Moravian campuses blend harmoniously with their neighborhoods, which welcome students and support College activities such as sports events, plays, and concerts. Students become deeply involved in the community, enjoying the resources of Bethlehem and the region.
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Moravian’s more than 70 student organizations and clubs help make life on campus vital and engaging. Ranging from academic associations to communications and media groups, performing arts ensembles to club and intramural sports teams, and religious life groups to service organizations, they create a fabric that connects and enhances the entire college experience. The following are just a few examples:
Accounting Club Campus Community Connection (C3) Choir Environmental Coalition
Equestrian Team French Club Habitat for Humanity Hillel Society The Learning Connection (TLC)
Manuscript (literary magazine) Model U.N. United Student Government WRMC (radio)
T h e M ig h t y G r e y h o u n d s
Athletics play a major role on campus: about a third of Moravian’s students play one or more varsity sports. The Greyhounds are members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Division III. They compete in the Centennial Conference (football), the Empire 8 Conference (golf), the Landmark
Conference (other sports), and the Eastern Collegiate Association Athletic Conference. Two-thirds of Moravian students participate in intramural and recreational programs, which offer competition—and lots of fun—for residents, commuters, and members of campus organizations. And the athletics center offers students excellent recreational and fitness facilities, from a weight room to indoor tennis courts.
Throughout their years at Moravian, students work with advisors who help them clarify their goals and build an academic program that supports those goals. Students are continually encouraged in their efforts to face their futures well prepared, not just through an understanding of an academic field, but also through an understanding of themselves, their aspirations, and their values.
Cynthia Dretel ’10 conducted research into Polish music from the Holocaust as an Honors student at Moravian. After graduation, she received a Fulbright grant to continue her studies at Wroclaw University in Poland.
More than 90 percent of Moravian graduates are employed full time or enrolled in graduate or professional schools within six months of graduation.
A Partial List of Employers of Recent Graduates (Majors of graduates are in parentheses.) B Braun Medical (biology) Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (nursing) Crayola, Inc. (sociology) IBM (accounting) Johns Hopkins Hospital (nursing) Johnson & Johnson (biology) Lucent Technologies (organizational management) Mars Snack Food (business and economics, finance) Merck (biology, computer science, political science) New York Presbyterian Hospital (nursing) Northrop Grumman (computer science, mathematics) Peace Corps (psychology) Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (psychology) Philadelphia Public Schools (education) PricewaterhouseCoopers (economics) Reuters (economics) SEI Investments (economics, mathematics) Sunguard Pentamation (computer science) U.S.D.A. (economics) Walt Disney World Co. (business management) Wells Fargo Financial (business management) Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (political science)
A Partial List of Recent Graduate School enrollments Arizona State University Boston Conservatory Boston University Columbia University Cornell University Drexel University Duquesne University Emory University Fairleigh Dickinson University George Mason University Harvard University Hofstra University School of Law Johns Hopkins University Lehigh University Manhattanville College Marywood University Montclair State University New York University Northeastern University Pennsylvania State University Rutgers University St. John’s University St. Joseph’s University Seton Hall Law School Stanford University Temple University Texas State University Thomas Jefferson University University of California University of Central Florida University of Colorado University of Connecticut University of Delaware University of Maryland University of Massachusetts University of Michigan University of Mississippi University of New England University of Pennsylvania University of South Carolina Villanova University Washington University Widener University School of Law Yale University
Hadia Riaz ’10, a biochemistry major, did Honors research on how rhodium antitumor drugs bind with DNA. She is now a research scientist at Saladax Biomedical.
Ryan Ulk ’11 majored in accounting at Moravian. In his senior year he had an internship with PPL Corporation (formerly Pennsylvania Power & Light) and was offered a permanent position as a market analyst upon graduation.
A Partial List of Recent Field Studies and internships Air Products and Chemicals Allentown Art Museum Arts Quest Big Daddy Songs Cigars International Crayola, Inc. Frank M. Dattilio, forensic psychologist Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Head Start of the Lehigh Valley Historic Hotel Bethlehem Kemmerer Museum of Decorative Arts Lehigh Valley Historical Society Lehigh Valley Steelhawks Football Merrill Lynch MTV Productions Northampton County Court House PBS–Channel 39 WLVT Reading Phillies Baseball Roadlink Services St. Luke’s Hospital & Health Network Valley Wide Property Management Victaulic Company Wachovia Center Wildlands Conservancy Wright Veterinary Center 15
Art History and Criticism
Chemistry Classics Computer Science Early Childhood Education (birth–grade 4) Economics English Environmental Policy and Economics Environmental Science Financial Economics
Physics Political Science Pre-Dentistry Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Pre-Ministry Pre-Veterinary Medicine Psychology Religion Sacred Music Secondary Education Sociology
Foreign Languages Education
German German Studies Graphic and Interactive Design Historical Studies History International Management Law and Society Mathematics Middle Level Education (grades 4–8)
Allied Health • PreOccupational Therapy • Pre-Physical Therapy Engineering Geology Medical Technology Natural Resource Management
Students may design individualized majors with the assistance of the faculty.
FACTS Char acter
F a cu lt y
A private, selective, coeducational, national liberal arts college that traces its origins to 1742. Moravian grants the bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and bachelor of music degrees.
One hundred twenty-four full-time faculty. Faculty members are teaching oriented, with a significant record of professional activity and recognition.
Cu rri cu lu m Mi ssion Integration of a liberal arts education with preparation for life. Moravian aims to give its students a foundation for careers or graduate/ professional school, for continued lifelong learning, and for a valuesoriented approach to society.
Hist ory The sixth-oldest college in the nation, after Harvard, William & Mary, St. John’s (Annapolis, Maryland), Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania. Founded by the Moravian Church, the College today educates a socially and religiously diverse group of students.
Lo c ation Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. A city of 75,000 set in the Lehigh Valley, a metropolitan area of 700,000, Bethlehem is 90 miles west of New York City and 60 miles north of Philadelphia.
Ca m p us Two beautiful, well-maintained campuses. The Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus is in the center of the Bethlehem historic district; Main Street Campus is eight blocks away in a residential area. Buses allow students to commute easily between campuses. Thirty buildings include the Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex, Collier Hall of Science, Haupert Union Building, Reeves Library, Comenius Hall, Foy Concert Hall, Payne Art Gallery, Brethren’s House (built in 1748), and the HILL (Hurd Integrated Living and Learning community).
Liberal arts program based on a two-semester academic calendar system. Students study four courses in each term.
Speci a l P ro g ra ms Interdisciplinary and interdepartmental programs, SOAR (Student Opportunities for Academic Research), Rokke Scholars (summer research program), Add-Venture (a competitive program for those who wish to concentrate their study in two or three academic areas), the Moravian Stars program, independent study, foreign study, the Moravian-Oxford program, and field study programs, including internships, research assistantships, and study of special topics.
C a reer P ro g ra m An intensive career planning and placement system. Exploration of goals begins in the first year. More than 90 percent of graduates are employed full time or enrolled in graduate or professional schools within six months of graduation.
A ct i vi t i es More than 70 clubs and organizations. Groups include the Equestrian Club, the nationally renowned Moravian College Choir, Multicultural Club, the Moravian College Theatre Company, and the Amrhein Investment Club. Social sororities are Alpha Sigma Alpha, Alpha Sigma Tau, Zeta Tau Alpha, and Sigma Sigma Sigma; social fraternities are Delta Tau Delta, Omicron Gamma Omega, and Sigma Phi Epsilon. Service sorority is Gamma Sigma Sigma.
Enr o llment More than 1,550 students from a variety of socioeconomic, religious, racial, and ethnic backgrounds, and from 24 states and 14 foreign countries.
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Intercollegiate men’s competition in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, and track and field; intercollegiate women’s competition in basketball, cross country, field hockey, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball; and intramural competi-
tion in basketball, floor hockey, indoor soccer, racquetball, softball, table tennis, touch football, and volleyball. Club sports include horseback riding, ice hockey, and wrestling. Member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference. Moravian competes in the Centennial Conference in football, in the Empire 8 Conference in golf, and in the Landmark Conference in other sports.
L ib r a r y More than 263,000 volumes, plus microfilm, periodicals, recordings, and special collections. An automated interlibrary loan system, with access to more than two million volumes from any area college or university library, makes material available on short notice. The library also offers an automated online catalog with remote access, as well as other online services.
O p e n H o use s We offer one open house in the fall, one in the spring, and one in the summer. For more information or to reserve your place at one of these events, please contact the Office of Admissions or visit www. moravian.edu/admission/openhouse.htm. Check our Web site for dates and registration details.
A f f il ia t io n s Member of the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges along with Lehigh, Lafayette, Muhlenberg, Cedar Crest, and DeSales. As a member of LVAIC, Moravian offers crossregistration and shares faculty, facilities, and social and cultural events. Cooperative programs are offered with Lehigh University, Duke University, Washington University, Oxford University, and Thomas Jefferson University.
A c c r e d it a t i on A d m issio n Very competitive. Approximately 30 percent of the freshmen entering in the fall of 2010 ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class. Fifty-six percent ranked in the top quarter. In reinforcing the belief that high school preparedness is the most important factor in determining academic success, Moravian College provides students the option of not submitting SAT or ACT scores. For students who do not submit test scores, a personal interview is required. Students wishing to be considered for the Comenius or Trustee merit scholarships must submit test scores. Those without scores will be considered for all other merit scholarships.
C o sts 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 2 Tuition and fees, $33,446. Room and board costs average $9,623 but can vary slightly depending on residence hall. In 2010, more than 90 percent of our enrolling freshmen received some form of aid. The average financial aid package was $24,728.
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Approved for professional preparation by the American Chemical Society, the Committee on Allied Health Education of the AMA, the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the National Association of Schools of Music, the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Moravian College is a welcoming community that embraces and values the diversity of all members of the campus community. We acknowledge the uniqueness of all individuals, and we seek to cultivate an environment that respects, affirms, and defends the dignity of each member of the community. Moravian College complies with all federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination in recruitment, admission, and employment of students, faculty, and staff. Inquiries concerning this policy may be directed to Mr. Dennis A. Domchek, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018 (610 861-1360). To minimize our environmental impact, this booklet was printed on FSC-certified paper that contributes to responsible forestry and contains a minimum of 10 percent post-consumer recycled fiber.
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