05/29/08

HERE COME THE BLOGS OF SUMMER

As the College community disperses for the summer months, you can keep track of some of their escapades with this summer’s Moravian blogs.

From June 30-July 25, professor of music Hilde Binford and colleagues (including professor emeritus Paul Larson) will lead the National Endowment for the Humanities Institute for School Teachers in an extended trip to the towns of Eisenach, Leipzig, and Potsdam, Germany. The month of seminars, performances and field trips is designed to provide music teachers with a deep insight into the intellectual and musical worlds of composer J. S. Bach. Check their travel blog at bachbaroque.blogspot.com for glimpses into the world of one of western music’s greatest composers.

Later this summer, Joyce Hinnefeld, associate professor of English, will blog about her upcoming novel In Hovering Flight. The book recounts the lives of an ornithologist, his artist-activist wife, and their poet daughter, who must come to terms with her mother’s controversial death and burial as well as the life-changing secrets she herself harbors. In Hovering Flight is scheduled for release in the fall; professor Hinnefeld’s blog will offer a fascinating window into the experience of launching a novel and helping it find an audience. Expect more details about her blog some time in June.

In August, women's basketball coach and assistant athletics director Mary Beth Spirk will travel with the team to Rome (the one in Italy). Along with excursions to Florence, Montecatini, Orvieto, and other towns, the trip will feature basketball games against local teams. Are the Italians as good at pump fakes as they are with pasta? Find out when this travel blog debuts in late July.

Interested in a Moravian blog of your own? The summer slots are full up, but contact the PR office to set something up for the fall or beyond: news@moravian.edu.