Journeys to Bethlehem

The small army of camera operators, video technicians and assorted hangers-on that could be found on campus Oct. 16 was clustered around Moravian senior Christian Szabo.

Christian, an economics major, is the College’s rep in a promotional video being produced by the city of Bethlehem and the Bethlehem Economic Development Corp. to sell the city as a place to live, work and go to school.

The city received a $100,000 grant from the state of Pennsylvania to make the video, which is being created by Shooters Inc. of Philadelphia.

“It is intended to dispel perceptions of Bethlehem as a dying steel town by depicting the vibrancy of the city’s technology/service-based economy, cultural underpinnings, and storied educational institutions,” said Michael Wilson, Moravian’s director of public relations and project coordinator.

The film opens with people in a coffeehouse talking about why they like Bethlehem. It then cuts away to scenes of them at home, at work and at Moravian and Lehigh University.

The film, to be completed by the end of the year, will be used to attract prospective students, young professionals, and entrepreneurs to Bethlehem.

 

November 6, 2001

Caught in the Crossfire
Short-Distance Learning
Journeys to Bethlehem
A Jolly Good Fellow
Lecture Circuit
Housekeeping
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