Datebook

Today

Moravian Theological Seminary celebrates Black History Month with a series of lunchtime discussions. The first, “Lifting the Voices,” features Sharon Brown, director of institutional diversity, and Rev. Gerald Simmons, scholar-in-residence, speaking on important black leaders in our history. 11:30 a.m., Saal, Bahnson Center.

Diane Radycki, assistant professor of art history, will guide the Moravian Reading Group through printmaking and connoisseurship, using Albrecht Dürer’s “Woman of Babylon,” a woodcut recently acquired by the College. 4:00-6:00 p.m., Snyder Room, HUB.

Friday, February 13

A day for music about luck and ill luck, fortune and misfortune. The Wind Ensemble under Jim Barnes will perform a suite based on Moby-Dick and one based on flight (featuring the contrasting stories of Icarus and the Wright brothers) by W. Francis McBeth. (Now there’s a name with black cats attached!) The program also includes “Incantation and Dance” by John Barnes Chance. 8:00 p.m., Foy Hall. $6. Ext. 1650.

Saturday, February 14

Artist-lecturer in voice Yvonne Robinson, soprano, will celebrate Valentine’s Day with songs of love from classics to Broadway. 8:00 p.m., Peter Hall. $12, $6 students/seniors. Ext. 1650.

Sunday, February 15

Honnie Spencer ’90, a practicing physician and an accomplished pianist, plays works by African-American composers Nathaniel Dett, John Wesley Work, Margaret Bonds, and Florence Price. 4:00 p.m., Peter Hall. $12, $6 students/seniors. Ext. 1650.

Tuesday, February 17

The second Seminary forum for Black History Month features Debra Hepburn of Bethlehem, Philip Lythcott of Guyana, and Rev. David Bennett, our chaplain, discuss the stewardship of justice. 11:30 a.m., Saal, Bahnson Center.

Mary Frances Berry, chair of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, speaks about the 50th anniversary of the landmark desegregation case Brown v. Board of Education. Rescheduled from January 27, when she was snowed out. 7:30 p.m., Foy Hall. Ext. 7847.

Friday, February 20

Members of Delta Omicron, the music honorary, offer an evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein. 8:00 p.m., Peter Hall. $6. Ext. 1650.

Ongoing

“ My Friends My Brothers,” large-scale drawings of dysfunctional families by Edgar Jerins. Through March 7. Payne Gallery.

February 10, 2004

A Musical Offering:
Trustee Fred Reinhard makes possible the broadcast and recording of the 2003 Vespers service.

Marching On:
Education professor Bob Mayer edits a sourcebook on the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

She's Got Game:
Women's basketball coach Mary Beth Spirk oversees her 300th winning game at Moravian.

Worthy Causes:
Various athletic department fund-raisers.

Datebook:
Campus calendar.
Media Matters:
The College in local print and broadcast media.
Gaudeamus:
Faculty, staff, student accomplishments.
Objets d'art:
Photo collage of art faculty member Krista Steinke in New York gallery.
Crank Call:
New mobile shelving for College archives.