Datebook

January 15 (Martin Luther King Day)
Classes begin, students rejoice.

January 16, 18
Spring Faculty Colloquium/Jack Nelson-Palmeyer lecture
4:00 p.m., Snyder room, Haupert Union Building
Join your colleagues for a lively discussion of the book Is Religion Killing Us? Violence in the Bible and the Quran (Continuum, 2005), which challenges the ways in which sacred texts reinforce abusive visions of power. The author, Jack Nelson-Palmeyer, will be on campus for a public lecture on January 18th, 7:30 p.m., Prosser Auditorium.

January 24
Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr.
7:30 p.m., Peter Hall
Words and music from musicologist and jazz pianist Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr., associate professor and chair of Graduate Studies in the Music Department at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Race Music: Black Cultures from Bebop to Hip-Hop.

Through January 28
Payne Gallery
Background and Foreground: Photographs of Sri Lanka
Stop by and enjoy the photography of Abby Robinson, whose images of Sri Lankan scarecrows and photography studios blur the line between documentation and narrative.

January 30
Donna Brazile
7:30 p.m., Prosser Auditorium
Political strategist, chair of the Democratic National Committee's Voting Rights Institute and campaign manager for Gore-Lieberman 2000, Brazile also works with grassroots advocates to help them participate in the political process.

February 1 - March 11
Peccadet (Edouard Matthiew Pannetier)
Payne Gallery
An exhibit of never-before displayed drawings and paintings by the French-Cambodian surrealist, known as "Peccadet" to artist friends like Picasso.

February 1
Bound for Graduate School! Strategies to Gain Admission
4:00 p.m., room 101, Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex
Donald Asher, also known as “America’s Job Search Guru,” and author of nine books on career development issues, shares his secrets for getting into the grad school of your choice.

February 4
Faculty Recital: "Baroque and Beyond"
4:00 p.m., Peter Hall
Featuring Linda Kistler, violin, Bronwyn Fix-Keller, harpsichord, and Barbara Thompson, piano.

February 7
William C. Rhoden
7:00 p.m., Prosser Auditorium
New York Times sportswriter William C. Rhoden will discuss the intersection of race and sport in connection with his new book, Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete. The lecture will be followed by a book-signing.

February 9
Faculty Recital
7:30 p.m., Peter Hall
Featuring Robin Kani, flute, and Martha Schrempel, piano.

February 14
Valentine's Day

February 17
9th Annual Mardi Gras Dance
8:00 p.m. to midnight, Historic Hotel Bethlehem
The Alumni Association offers a night of music, dance, and good times. RSVP by February 9.

Student Recital: "An Evening of Art Songs and Arias"
7:30 p.m., Peter Hall
Featuring Jennifer Sherman, soprano.

February 18
Jazz Vespers Service
4:00 p.m., College Hill Moravian Church
Featuring the Moravian College Jazz Faculty Quartet and College Choir.

February 21
Lawrence Brownlee, tenor.
7:30 p.m., Foy Hall
Come enjoy the fabulous voice of an outstanding, award-winning American vocal artist.

February 23
"Music in Time of War-Part I"
7:30 p.m., Foy Hall
Featuring the Moravian College Community Orchestra & Wind Ensemble.

Sunday, February 25
Student Recital
4:00 p.m., Foy Hall
Featuring Nick Krolak, bass, and Rachel McCausland, percussion.

February 26
Susan Taylor: Passionate Leadership
7:00 p.m., Prosser Auditorium
Learn how to bring vision to your life and your leadership style with a presentation by Susan Taylor, editor of Essence magazine. Topics include keeping a passion for your organization’s mission, thinking critically in a fast-paced environment, and balancing the pressures of work and family.