This year Moravian College’s Cohen Arts and Lecture speaker, Jeffrey Toobin, was both informative and entertaining. Toobin is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.
In the course of his legal career, Toobin served as Assistant U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn. In 1993 he gave up practicing law and took up journalism. He is now a legal analyst for CNN and staff writer at The New Yorker. He is also the bestselling author of seven books, the most recent of which is “American Heiress,” about Patty Hearst.
On Sept. 21 Northampton Community College sponsored the keynote lecture on its 2016 Humanities Theme, “Flying Free: Birds and the Human Spirit.” The subject was Rosalie
Edge, the founder of the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton, Pa. Hawk Mountain is famous the world over, but Edge has slipped into undeserved obscurity. As the speaker, Dyana Z.
Furmansky, made clear, she deserves our attention.
Furmansky is the author of a prize-winning book on the topic of her lecture, “Rosalie Edge, Hawk of Mercy: The Activist Who Saved Nature from the Conservationists.”
There was something for everyone at the third annual Apple Days Festival at the Burnside Plantation. Among other activities for children were rides on a pony or in a donkey-drawn cart, apple dunking, and having their faces painted. In the Kids Craft Tent young visitors could make a totem pole, a pinecone bird feeder, or a paper Burnside Model. They could also try their hand at sand art. Older attendees could watch and/or do some square dancing, witness a beekeeper demonstration, and participate in a doughnut-eating contest.
He was one of 10 children who grew up in poverty. His home was a trailer with three beds: one for his parents, one for his grandmother and two sisters, and a third king-sized bed for the eight boys in the family. Today he is the host of the late-night television show “Tavis Smiley” on PBS. He is the author of 29 books, a publisher, an activist, and a compelling public speaker.
For the contestants and their owners, it was a chance to show off their good looks and talent. For the dog lovers in the audience, it was a chance to take in one hundred dogs, large and small, of various breeds. The atmosphere was festive at the first
At the Strut Your Mutt competition at the Steel Stacks’ “Levitt Paw-vilion” June 30, dogs and owners could compete in one or more of six contest categories: Most Look-a-Like, Best Trick, Best Costume, Best Rescue Dog, Cutest Puppy, and Most Awesomest Dog Ever.
‘Violence begets violence’ - Moravian College’s Peace and Justice Scholar examines waging war, promoting peace
During a stirring talk at Moravian College, titled “Watering the Seeds of Peace: Facing Inequality, Violence, and War,” Claude AnShin Thomas shared his experience as a helicopter crew chief during the Vietnam War and the way it has shaped his life since.
Thomas was Moravian’s ninth Peace and Justice Scholar in Residence. This year’s Scholar in Residence was co-sponsored by Moravian’s Peace and justice Studies program, the Religion and Sociology Departments, the Healthy Minds student club, and the College’s inFocus Speaker Program.
For the roughly 250 attendees at this year’s Girl Scout Cookie Crunch, which took place on National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend March 6, there were trays of mouth-watering desserts and appetizers waiting to be sampled.
On Feb. 16, Moravian College’s Newman Association hosted an unusual speaker, a nun who “stumbled into” prison ministry, work for which she had no preparation. Sister Martha Zammatore’s talk, which was sponsored by the Moravian Catholic Campus Ministry, initiated a new speaker series called “Word on the Street.” The series is intended to spark discussion of faith-related subjects for both practicing Catholics and others who may not normally attend an event of this nature.
This year’s Kenner Lecturer at Lehigh University was Rhodes Scholar, Olympic and professional basketball player, United States Senator, bestselling author and national radio host Bill Bradley. The lecture series was established in 1997 by Jeffrey L. Kenner, class of ’65, and was hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences.