the weather got warmer and the greenery greener, the College and
Seminary had a regular parade of notables who came to perform, to
expound, to take questions and give answers, to broaden our horizons.
Here are some of them:
The preeminent American theologian Martin Marty, Fairfax M. Cone
Distinguished Service Professor emeritus of the history of modern
Christianity at the University of Chicago, delivered the Seminary's
annual Weber Memorial Lectures in Pastoral Theology on March 7.
He has many other titles, but at Moravian he was introduced as myteachermartinmarty
(all one word) by Otto Dreydoppel '74, assistant professor of church
history. He and David Schattschneider '60, emeritus dean, had both
studied with Marty at the University of Chicago and said their students
had heard them talk about him so often that they were sure his name
really was four words fused into one.
The Historic Keyboard Societies of the Midwest and Southeast brought
a consort of lecturers and performers March 7-9 to mull over music
before Bach. Just as they arrived, so did a great many boxes filled
with the handsome catalog to the exhibit The Square Piano in
Rural Pennsylvania 1760-1830, edited by Paul Larson, professor
emeritus of music, and Carol Traupman-Carr '86, associate professor
of music and associate dean for academic affairs.
Metropolitan Opera mezzo Denyce Graves sang for a sellout audience
at Foy Hall on March 20, then spent the better part of the next
day in a master class with Evelyn Stewart, a CGS student, Rebecca
Dishon '04, Oscar Cruz Jr. '02, and Nora Cheatham '02.
No stolid "park 'n' bark" opera diva, Graves
cajoled, demonstrated, joked, gestured, dramatized, laughed, and
marched around the stage. Meanwhile, her dog, a fluffy white chap
named Madison, went to sleep under the piano.
Andrea Mitchell, chief foreign affairs correspondent for NBC News,
was this year's Cohen Arts and Lectures speaker, discussing
media response to the events of September 11 and the situation in
Afghanistan and the Middle East to a large audience on March 18.
She had canceled an October date because of the press of news after
the terrorist attacks, and this time she almost didn't get
here for different reasons.
lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Federal Reserve Board
chairman Alan Greenspan. Her limo, however, had been arranged, and
directions supplied, by an NBC News scheduler in Boston.
there's no MapQuest up there in Beantown. Instead of sending
Mitchell up I-95, their directions told her to get off the Baltimore
Beltway onto I-83 and go through Harrisburg. Then they neglected
to mention a small uncharted area between I-83 and I-78 known, to
the locals, as I-81. Once they had found I-78 (by circling Harrisburg
a couple of times), they found Allentown and began to look for a
Bethlehem exit, or a sign that said "Bethlehem College."
But Mitchell knew where she was speaking, and she and the driver
worked their way from the exit for U.S. 412 at Hellertown to Bethlehem.
She arrived an hour late for a trustees' reception but well
in time for her speech.
don't know why they didn't say I-95 to Philadelphia,"
grumbled driver Andrew Jackson, whose limousine company is based
in Springfield, Va. "I know where Philadelphia is. I took
my son there last week for the NBA All-Star game."