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The Moravian Reading Group will consider “Time and Cause” this semester. For its first meeting, Khristina Haddad, assistant professor of political science, leads a discussion of “Time in Zionism: The Life and Afterlife of a Temporal Revolution” by Eyal Chowers, professor of political science at the University of Tel Aviv. 4:00-6:00 p.m., Air Products Room, HUB.

Mary Frances Berry, chair of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, will discuss the significance of Brown v. Board of Education on the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision. 7:30 p.m., Foy Concert Hall. Ext. 7847.

Saturday, January 31

Satori gives the gift of chamber music by Schubert and Ravel to the College. 7:30 p.m., Foy Hall. Free. 610 435-6036.

Sunday, February 1

The music of Sonny Rollins is interpreted by members of the jazz faculty: Neil Wetzel and Tony Gairo, sax; Bill Washer, guitar; Paul Rostock, bass; David Roth ’85, piano; Gary Rissmiller, drums; Lou Lanza, vocals. 4:00 p.m., Foy Concert Hall. $12, $6 students/seniors. Ext. 1650.

Monday, February 2

Salome Thomas-El, an award-winning teacher in Philadelphia’s inner-city schools and a doctoral candidate at Lehigh University, will speak on his new book, “I Choose to Stay: A Teacher Fights for America’s Inner-City Schools” as part of the Al Williams Leadership Series. 7:00 p.m., Prosser Auditorium.

Wednesday, February 4

The real title of this 1996 poem by Jenny Joseph is “Warning.” It was written for women who are the opposite of Peter Pan: They’re not afraid to grow up.

A Moravian chapter of the national Red Hat Society will have its initial meeting at noon in the Doghouse. Those interested should be at least 50 and identify themselves by wearing red hats and purple garments. They should bring lunch in a sack or from the Food Court. Subsequent meetings are planned for the lunch hour on the first Wednesday of each month, and other activities are under discussion.

Those younger than 50 who wish to join their betters must wear pink hats and violet garments.

Friday, February 6

The first faculty/staff Friday get-together of the semester is 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the commons f the Mathematics and Computer Science Department on the second floor of Hurd Academic Complex. Last year they made berry “pi” and other yummies too numerous (get it?) to mention.

Celebrate Mardi Gras, the last occasion for wine and song before the restrictions of Lent close in, at the Mardi Gras Dance, 8:00 p.m.-midnight, Hotel Bethlehem. Complimentary hors d’œuvres, coffee, desserts. Semiformal attire: suits and cocktail dresses. Students: one free ticket, $10 per guest. Faculty/staff: two free tickets. Everyone must pick up tickets February 2-5 at the kiosk in the HUB. (No walk-ins allowed.) Information: Ext. 1366.

Friday-Sunday, February 6-8

For Jews, the aliya is a journey to the homeland of Israel, comparable to the hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca) for Muslims. Emily Ralph ’04, Quakertown, has written a musical called Aliya, whose travelers are the long-suffering wives of those three kings who followed a star to a stable in that other city of Bethlehem two millennia ago. 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Prosser Auditorium. $13, $9 students. Ext. 1489.

Monday, February 9

Carmen Ferrero Pino, associate professor of Spanish, describes her native country for the Monday Night Speakers Series. “Spain: A Crossroads of Civilization” is at 7:00 p.m., Prosser Auditorium, HUB. A cafeteria-style dinner for $7.70 is available at 6:15 p.m. in the UBC room. Ext. 1366.

Tuesday, February 10

For the Moravian Reading Group’s second meeting, Diane Radycki, assistant professor of art history, will offer “Dürer Over Time: Moravian College’s ‘Woman of Babylon’ (1497),” about the excerpt from Dürer’s Revelation woodcut series recently acquired by the College. Discussion will focus on connoisseurship over the centuries. 4:00-6:00 p.m., Snyder Room, HUB.

Opening

“ My Friends My Brothers,” large-scale drawings of dysfunctional families in charcoal and conté crayon by Edgar Jerins. Reception, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, Payne Gallery. Through March 7.

January 27, 2004

Table Talk:
Improvements to HUB's Dining Hall.

Out for a Walk:
A snowfamily plods across South Campus.

Médecines sans Frontieres (Prescription Without Borders):
Moravian nursing students and professor help a Honduran woman get much-needed medicine using e-mail and teamwork.

Datebook:
A busy campus calendar.

Honor Roll:
Moravian appears in a selective new guide to undergraduate colleges.
Gaudeamus:
Achievements of faculty/staff/students.
Prize Possessions (Ours):
Awards for administrative and support staff.