Thursday, November 11
Chris Colley ’03, who taught English in a school in Shanghai after graduating, talks about his experiences at the International Brown Bag Lunch, 11:30 a.m. in the Snyder Room, HUB. Ext. 7777.
Spoken-word artist Joe Hernández-Kolski (a.k.a. Poncho Joe) brings the Def Poetry Jam Café experience to Moravian with his with his clever and sharp-edged hip-hop commentary. 9:00 p.m., HUB Pavilion. Ext. 7847.
Friday, November 12
The Seminary’s Couillard Memorial Lectures are given by Holmes Rolston III, University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Colorado State University and recipient of the 2003 Templeton Prize (the Nobel Prize of religion). His topic is “Genes, Genesis, the Good Samaritan, and God,” an exploration of the idea that humans have a genetic predisposition to moral behavior. (This was the subject of the October 25 cover story of Time.) 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Moravian Theological Seminary. Ext. 7868. Free.
Saturday, November 13
Sunday, November 14
The Pirates of Penzance
8:00 p.m. Saturday, 4:00 p.m. Sunday, Foy Hall. $12, $6
students/seniors. Ext. 1650.
The Opera Ensemble and Moravian College-Community Orchestra join forces in Gilbert & Sullivan’s delightful operetta about a band of buccaneers, a modern major-general, a platoon of plodding policemen, and a romantic couple whose love is jeopardized by Leap Year.
The company includes Christopher Jones, assistant professor of biology, as the Pirate King; Richard Shapp as Major-General Stanley ; and Kelly Schmidt, a member of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, as Ruth, the piratical maid-of-all-work. The sweethearts are Jennifer Sherman ’07, Tunkhannock, as Mabel and George McCarty North as Frederic. Various members of the campus community can be glimpsed among the pirates and the Major-General’s wards. Jim Barnes conducts.
International Education Week.
Watch for information in the HUB kiosk and other activites.
Monday, November 15
International Education Week kickoff is a panel of students discussing their study-abroad experiences in Spain and Germany. 4:00 p.m., Snyder Room, HUB. Ext. 7777.
Gary Kaskowitz, assistant professor of economics and business, discusses his current projects as the second speaker in the new Faculty Research and Scholarship Series. 4:00 p.m., Dana Lecture Hall, Collier Hall of Science.
Stephen Myers, professor of English at DeSales University and consortial professor at Moravian next semester for “Writing Poetry,” gives a reading of his own luminous work. 7:00 p.m., Rec Room (basement), HUB. Ext. 1389.
Wednesday, November 17
Above left: Shinichi Suzuki (1898-1998) at a mass performance of his violin students. At right, a handbell choir usings instruments made by Schulmerich of Sellersville.
“New Wine in Old Bottles” features young players using the instruments on display in the current Payne Gallery show, “Unplugged.” The performers include Suzuki violinists from Moravian’s after-school program, playing graduated violins; students from Cheston Elementary School in Easton on child-sized percussion instruments designed for music education by Carl Orff, better known as the composer of Carmina Burana; and a teen-age handbell choir from Asbury United Methodist Church, Allentown. 7:30 p.m., Foy Hall. $12. $6 students/seniors. Ext. 1650.
Friday, November 19
Moravian does it again! Something Corporate (shown here) and Story of the Year are the hottest rock acts to hit the Lehigh Valley this fall. 8:00 p.m., Johnston Hall. $15 students, available at the Moravian College Bookstore; $25 non-students, from musictoday.com.
Saturday, November 20
The dress rehearsal of the Christmas Vespers service includes everything but the candles. The Moravian Choir and Women’s Chorus, with accompanying instrumentalists, perform. The child soloist in “Morning Star” will be Lauren Duda, daughter of Dennis Duda ’73. 8:00 p.m., Foy Hall. $6 suggested donation. Ext. 1650.
Monday, November 22
Take a peep at finance with Ross Born, CEO of Just Born Inc., the marshmallow chick company. He’ll discuss “Sweet Strategies for Financial Fitness” at 6:30 p.m., UBC Room, HUB. Dessert reception follows. Ext. 1380.