Monday, November 26, 2012

NYC Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Supply Speaker, Nov. 29

Omicron Delta Kappa (the national leadership honor society), the President’s Office, and the Center for Leadership and Service will be welcoming Mr. Paul V. Rush, P.E. to campus this Thursday, November 29 as an invited leadership speaker.  Mr. Rush will give a presentation to the College community focused on his various leadership experiences at 7pm in the UBC Room.

Given the destruction in New York, it will be interesting to hear what Mr. Rush will share--he may have some interesting observations or comments related to Hurricane Sandy.
This event is open to the public. RSVP is encouraged, though not required to Katie Dantsin, kdantsin[at]

The Center for Leadership and Service encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Katie Dantsin at 610-861-1498 at least one week prior to the event.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Video from Staten Island Trip

On Saturday, November 17, twelve members of the Moravian College and Theological Seminary traveled to Staten Island to assist with community projects. The team shares this short video of their experience. Take a moment to learn more.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Moco Effort in Staten Island

Thank you to the 12 members of the Moravian College Community who spent their time on Saturday November 17th in Staten Island NY to help with the relief effort for victims of hurricane Sandy!

Kudos and thanks to USG!

Live from the USG Concert featuring twenty one pilots, Circa Survive and Carolina Liar! 

All Concessions proceeds benefit the American Red Cross for Sandy relief efforts.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Volunteer Opportunity for December 4 or 6-Students Needed

New opportunity for students to volunteer...
Travel to Staten Island on December 4 or 6 to sort and box clothes that has been donated for storm victims. Departure from the Religious Life Office at 1:00PM or as soon after that as possible. Return around 9:00 PM. Dinner plans in New York will depend on the preferences of participants. The work will be done at Castleton Hill Moravian Church: If you are interested in volunteering, please email and indicate that dates you are available.

Update: Drive to Help Toms River

Efforts continue to support Toms River through Yoga with Stephanie Snyder. If you are interested in learning more about these efforts, visit More information about the donation list, volunteer needs, and more will be updated frequently at that site.

Women's Basketball Teams Up to Help Out

Moravian College and Union County College women's basketball players.

The Moravian women's basketball team collected donations to send back with the Union County College team located in New Jersey in an area battered by Hurricane Sandy. Thank you to the Moravian Women's Team for their efforts. Go Hounds!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Slideshow of Brigantine, AC, Margate, Ventnor, Ocean City, Cape May and surrounding areas

Dawn KettermanBenner posted this link to a brief slideshow of the damage done in southern NJ.
"When people watch this, they will want to help in any way they can!" 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

USG presents The Hound Sound, Concession Proceeds to Relief

USG Presents The Hound Sound on November 17, 2012 in Johnston Hall. Concession proceeds will benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Thank you USG!

Ticket Information: Tickets at the Bookstore or online at Performances by Circa Survive, Carolina Liar and twenty|one|pilots. Contact Katie Dantsin for more information.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Drive to Help Shelters in Toms River

Bertie Knisely, director of leadership giving at Moravian College, shared that members of East Hills Moravian Church are coordinating a drive of the following items.
New Items
Baby food
Everything for a baby - pacifiers, bottles, etc.
Packaged (so they know it's new) underwear for Men, Women, and Children (all sizes)
Feminine Hygiene Products
Pet food
Pet Beds/Cushions (used ones only if cleaned and in good condition)
Non-perishable food
Water and Gatorade

Used Items
Clothing for 3, 6, 9, 12, and 18 month olds
Jackets (all sizes and ages)
Towels (nicer ones for people, not as nice ones for animals)
Animal crates

Union County Community College Collection

The Women's Basketball Team played Union County Community College on November 7.
Coach Mary Beth Spirk and the team collected items for the UCCC athletes and their families.

Thank you!

Bethlehem Sandy Relief Event

All day drop off event!

Women's Tennis Team Associate Head Coach Jason Toedter and his wife Gabby are assisting wtih a collection for victims of Hurricane Sandy on the Jersey Shore and throughout New York on Saturday, November 10, 2012. Donations will be accepted at The Wanders Club (back lot), 308 Woodland Avenue Bethlehem, 9 am - 3 pm.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Will Sandy's Havoc Lead Us to Care for the Earth?

This is a post about Grace Ji-Sun Kim's article in response to Hurricane Sandy, check it out!

Responding to Hurricane Sandy

This email was sent to the Moravian College Community on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.
Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff:

     As we begin to get back into our routines after Hurricane Sandy, it is important to remember those who may still need assistance after the devastating storm. The Center for Leadership and Service will do our best to coordinate the College community’s response to our friends, families, and neighbors affected by Hurricane Sandy. In collaboration with the Seminary, the Religious Life office, and the President’s office, we are sharing the information below about how you might be able to assist those in need in the coming days, weeks, and months.

     If you are interested in receiving further updates about the College’s efforts to provide support to those affected by Hurricane Sandy, please email Mickey Matuczinski to be added to a distribution list. We will send periodic updates to those that sign-up about specific volunteer opportunities related to Hurricane Sandy.

          On Saturday, November 17, we are seeking volunteers to travel to Staten Island (Midland Beach area) and to provide support at a pre-Thanksgiving meal for those in need of a hot meal. Our friends at Vanderbilt Avenue Moravian Church have expressed their desire to host a Moravian College team of volunteers. We will depart campus around 8am and return to campus on the same day around 10pm. Please email Nicole Nugent to sign-up. Spots will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Volunteers will receive a tour of the devastated area and prepare, serve, and clean-up after the meal. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join the team. If you cannot join us on November 17, but may be able to join us at another date, please contact Mickey Matuczinski to receive Hurricane Sandy relief effort updates.

          In our local community, we have been in touch with several organizations that are in need of volunteer or other support after Hurricane Sandy.

o New Bethany Ministries-As a result of the storm, food deliveries were delayed or canceled and the food pantry could use additional donations. As the weather turns cold and the holidays are arriving, the pantry could use items such as peanut butter, canned soup, canned tuna, granola bars, cereal, diapers, and baby food (no jars, please). Donations can be made directly to New Bethany Ministries (Southside of Bethlehem) or if you need assistance delivering your donation, please contact student Margaret DeOliveira ’13. If you are interested in volunteering at New Bethany, you may also contact Margaret DeOliveira.

o United Way of the Lehigh Valley-This is the final week to donate through the Moravian College’s United Way Campaign by clicking here. Additionally, donations are being accepted here for relief efforts in twelve states that FEMA has declared disaster areas.

o Miller Keystone Blood Bank continues to accept blood donations at their Bethlehem location. Many blood drives were canceled as a result of Hurricane Sandy, but the need for blood donations did not decrease.

o Local animal shelters may be in need of additional volunteers to assist in their efforts. Contact your local shelter to see how you can assist displaced animals.

      We will continue to work with local efforts in PA, NJ, and NY regarding volunteer opportunities and hope to have multiple opportunities to serve in the spring semester. We hope to offer additional volunteer opportunities in the Midland Beach Area of Staten Island in the spring.

          If you are connected with a local organization that is aiding in relief efforts, please let us know what information we can pass along to those interested in helping. Please send any information to Nicole Nugent, Coordinator of Community Service.

      Again, if you are interested in learning more about future College-wide efforts to support those affected by Hurricane Sandy, please email Mickey Matuczinski to sign-up for future communications.

 Thank you,

 Katie Dantsin and Nicole Nugent

Katie L. Dantsin, M.Ed.
Director of Leadership Development
Moravian College
Center for Leadership and Service, HUB
1200 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
610-861-1498 phone
610-861-1580 fax