Datebook

Wednesday, September 29
Jim Skalnik, assistant dean for academic advising and the only person on campus who can tell you Comenius’ birthday without having to look it up, will discuss the bishop’s life and work for the Moravian heritage section of the Moravian Reading Group. 4:00 p.m., Snyder Room, HUB.

Sunday, October 3
Moravian’s jazz faculty—Alan Gaumer, trumpet; Gary Rissmiller, drums; Neil Wetzel, saxophone; and Paul Rostock, bass—and pianist Skip Wilkins pay tribute to jazz legends Clifford Brown, trumpet, and Max Roach, drums, by playing works associated with them as well as original compositions by the two. 4:00 p.m., Foy Hall. Tickets: $12, $6 students and seniors. Ext. 1650 or music@moravian.edu.

Monday, October 4
You’ll learn something about the history, economics, and long-term effects of what we eat at the first event of the Monday Night Speakers Series. Hilde Binford, assistant professor of music, will condense her well-received course called “The Impact of Technology on Diet and Disease,” which describes how technology has made farming profitable and food tasteless, exacerbated the class structure of every society, and caused (as well as cured) many of the diseases that threaten our species. 7:00 p.m., Prosser Auditorium, HUB. Free. Ext. 1366.

Tuesday, October 5
Cecilia Fox, assistant professor of biology, continues Moravian Reading Group I with a discussion of “Brain Gender,” the controlling mechanism of our sexual differences (or is it the other way around?). 4:00 p.m., Snyder Room, HUB.

Wednesday , October 6

Sol y Canto, a bilingual, family-oriented company, performs music of the Americas. 7:30 p.m., Foy Hall. $15, $10 students and seniors. Ext. 1650.

Thursday, October 7
The Music Department offers a bus to the Metropolitan Opera to see Verdi’s Otello, with Ben Heppner in the title role. It leaves at noon. $65 covers bus fare and dress circle tickets. Ext. 1650.

Friday, October 8
Moravian Night with the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra features Schubert and Saint-Saëns, 16-year-old pianist Joyce Yang, and the premiere of a work by Czech composer Jan Jirasek, who is expected to attend. Tickets: $22, $14 students for Moravian College folks. 610 266-8555.

Saturday, October 9
Lisa Fischler, assistant professor of political science, speaks at the Local Authors Fall Festival at the Moravian Book Shop. She’ll discuss the chapter she contributed to Gender and Change in Hong Kong, ed. Eliza Wing Yee Lee, University of British Columbia Press. 1:00-3:00 p.m. 610 866-5481.

Sunday, October 10
The Alumni Association is sponsoring a bus trip to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, whose history goes back to the Revolutionary War. The fee ($60) includes Sunday brunch at the historic Thayer Hotel. Payment due by Friday, October 1. Ext. 1366.

Ongoing
“Václav Havel—Dissident, President, Citizen: A photographic journey by Oldrich Škácha.” H. Paty Eiffe Gallery, HUB. Through October 13. With a video tribute by Walter Cronkite.

Ongoing
“Picturing the Century.” Iconic images by Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, and others, from the photo collection of the Smithsonian. Payne Gallery. Through October 24.

September 29, 2004

Water Music:
Photo and caption of waterlogged Betty Prince Field after Hurrican Ivan.
Polling Place:
Author Rick Shenkman to discuss why students should vote.
Radio Days:
A grant from St. Luke's pays for broadcasts of Moravian football games.
More Newcomers:
New people on staff.

Coffee Hour:
Photo and caption about new coffeehouse in Reeves Library.

Datebook:
Campus calendar.
Reminders:
Reps of TIAA-CREF, credit union, insurance visit campus.
Gaudeamus:
Faculty, staff, and student achievements.

Vice President Report (PDF)
An update on fund-raising from Bob Schoenon.