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Touring Antarctica by Russian freighter topic of roundtable

Travel the high seas from Argentina to Antarctica with speaker, Charles Hasenecz on Monday, February 8, at Moravian College. A slide presentation and lecture is set for 7:00 p.m. in Prosser Auditorium in the Haupert Union Building on Moravian’s Main Street campus.

Charles Hasenecz’s roots spring from the Carpathian Mountain area, currently known as the Ukraine. His parents immigrated to America circa 1904, and he is the tenth child of thirteen children. Diligently working his way through school, Charles earned a B.A. degree from Moravian College in 1953, certification to teach English as a second language at the University of Michigan, and an M.A. from Lehigh University.

Charles taught English in the Bethlehem Area School District for almost thirty years, intermittently taking leaves of absence to teach English as a second language in Greece, Israel and Cyprus. In addition to his many interests and pursuits, Charles lends a hand during the week as a volunteer for St. Luke’s Hospital. He has also served for over thirty-five years as choir director for the Russian Orthodox Church in Bethlehem.

Charles having traveled to many countries, observed the validity of John Steinbeck’s remark "A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policies and coercion are fruitless. We find after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us."

The roundtable lecture is free and open to the public, for more information, call (610) 861-3916.