Datebook

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.


November 15-19

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.

November 10, 2004

Morning Starlets:
Child soloists announced for Vespers services.

The Deerslayer:
Our Crossfire guests meet a deer on the way home, with unfortunate results for the deer.
The In Crowd:
Moravian to be included in Peterson’s Competitive Colleges.
Irregularity:
Revised schedule for InCommon.
Datebook:
Campus calendar.

A Note for All to Read:
Thanks to the College from Priscilla Payne Hurd, chairman of the Board of Trustees.

Gaudeamus:
Faculty, staff, student achievements.