Christie’s Web: This is our first chance to acknowledge Moravian’s spiffy new Intranet home page,, designed by Webmaster Christie Jacobsen ’00. It’s appropriately blue and grey, it’s updated on a regular basis, and it links handily to its outside cousin, the Internet.

By definition, the Intranet is available only on campus. From off campus, our home page continues to be for the College and for the Seminary.

CIT director Ron Helmuth has instructions for changing to the new home page on your own computer. He’s at

Blackboard jungle: An early training session for Blackboard users has been scheduled for 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday, January 10, in Memorial Hall 202. Directed by Ron Szabo of CIT, the training is mandatory for all faculty who want to use Blackboard for the first time in the spring semester.

The morning session is a refresher course for those with some Blackboard experience. The afternoon will focus on building the actual course site, so registrants are asked to bring the course syllabus, Web resources, schedules, practice exams, and other curriculum materials.

To register, contact Georgene Gerlach at or Ext. 1442. Please specify the course(s) for which Blackboard will be used when you register.

Szabo is filling in as Blackboard support person for Lujean Baab, who left Moravian at the end of last semester. He will be available Mondays-Thursdays at Ext. 7986.

Star quality: Nominations are needed for the 26 Points, Moravian’s student ambassador organization. The 26ers conduct campus tours and represent the College at recruiting events.

To join the program, students must be in good academic standing (2.5 GPA or better), active on campus, as well as “enthusiastic and personable.” About 30 new members are needed to replace graduating seniors and others who cannot continue in the program. Faculty members are asked to suggest up to five nominees.

View a list of current 26 Point members ...

Deadline is January 18. Additional information or questions: Marilyn Ramsey, Ext. 1320.

On the agenda: If you would like to placed on the agenda of the January 17 faculty meeting, let Jane Schaffer know today. (But tomorrow is all right, too.)

Do, re, mi: Take note of two musical opportunities now open to singers and players—both stressing will more than skill.

Jim Barnes encourages wind players to join the Moravian College Wind Ensemble, which meets 4:00-6:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and has concerts February 24 (band repertory) and May 3 (classical works for wind ensemble by Darius Milhaud, Fisher Tull, and others). You can reach Barnes at Ext. 1672 or

David McConnell extends a similar invitation to anyone wishing to join the Moravian College Choir or Women’s Chorus. The spring choral concert is April 28. Auditions are 4:00-6:00 p.m. January 14 and 16, and you may sign up at his office (Brethren’s House 305), leave a voicemail at Ext. 1681, or e-mail him at

Walk this way: Workplace safety training continues this month with “Slips, Trips, and Falls,” January 14-17. These workshops, coordinated by the American Red Cross, are required for support staff. To sign up for a session: Candi Toner, Ext. 1527.

Let it snow: . . . but be careful where you park.

Four College parking lots have been designated as “snow lots”: Lot F (Johnston Hall); Lot H (ARC); Lot J (HUB); and Lot A, bordered by Elizabeth Avenue, Monocacy Street, Greenwich Street, and Lot E.

Moravian’s snow- removal plan is to clear snow lots first to give employees and commuters a place to park, then move cars from other lots into these areas so the others can be plowed. In the snow lots, parking is prohibited between midnight and 7:00 a.m. November 1 to April 1, whether or not there’s snow on the ground.

During declared snow emergencies, notification to move cars will come from Campus Safety via e-mail, postings in the HUB, and the RA/RD system. Once notice goes out, you’ll have a specified amount of time to move your car from a snow lot. Vehicles left after that will be ticketed and towed—typically, at a cost of $75 for the tow and $20 a day storage.

This announcement from Campus Safety differs slightly from and supersedes the policy in the current student handbook. Questions: Sean Tallarico, Ext. 1421.

January 8, 2002

The Time of Giving
Extra! Extra!
Drip, Drip, Drip
A Right Good Krew
A Perfect Fit
Batteries Not Included