Monday, May 6, 2013
May produces some of the most spectacular nights of the year.
By Gary Becker StarWatch 871 for the week of May 5, 2013 “It's May! It’s May, the lusty month of May! That lovely month when everyone goes blissfully astray…” That’s Guinevere singing about one of the joyful perks regarding life at Camelot, in mythical England where by law the seasons had regimented time slots, could never be too severe, and the rain could never fall till after sundown. No wonder the empire fell. No astronomer in his right mind would ever want to live in a place like that. Yet in the real world, May produces some of the most spectacular nights of the year. Gorgeous warm days with turquoise skies blend seamlessly into transparent, temperate nights where the stars seem so close you can almost reach out and touch them. I’m …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Julie Del Giorno, chief of staff at Moravian College, has been named the new Penn State athletics integrity officer.
Saturday, January 26
Penn State has issued the following press release: UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Julie Del Giorno, chief of staff at Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem, has been named athletics integrity officer at Penn State. Del Giorno, whose position has been newly created, will be responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of policies and practices within the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics that ensure compliance and ethical conduct. She will begin work on a part-time basis in March and will commence full-time work in her position on April 1. "Julie is an outstanding choice for this position," said Penn State President Rodney Erickson. "As she begins her work here at Penn State, she will draw on more …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
First lady Michelle Obama delivers fiery speech before 2,400 supporters at Moravian College.
First Lady Michelle Obama came to Bethlehem Thursday night and delivered a fiery speech aimed at inspiring the 2,400 in attendance to get at least one more person to the polls in November to help re-elect her husband. “Barack has said this election will be even closer than the last one. This election could come to those last few thousand votes, particularly in this state,” she told the standing-room-only crowd gathered at Moravian College in the Johnston Hall gym. “When you think of a few thousand votes spread out across the state, that could be the one new voter that you register, that one neighbor you get to the polls. That could be the difference. That could be the one that puts us over the top,” she continued. The first lady …
Lehigh Valley residents welcome First Lady's words on economy, education.
If you were to make a list of potential gifts to bring a visiting first lady, you might not think "shovel." But that's what Chris Adams brought for Michelle Obama for her visit to Bethlehem's Moravian College Thursday evening. Granted, this wasn't just any shovel. It was designed by Green Heron Tools, the New Tripoli company Adams works for. It's called "Hers," specifically designed for women. "And we know Michelle Obama loves to garden," Adams said, waiting in a long line outside the college's Johnston Hall for Obama's speech. The only queston was whether she'd be able to bring it inside. "I don't want to get tackled by the Secret Service," Adams said. A campaign volunteer told Adams she wouldn't be tackled, but wasn't sure the shovel …
Monday, August 6, 2012
First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at 6:50 p.m. Thursday at Moravian College.
Monday, August 6, 2012
First Lady Michelle Obama will campaign for her husband Thursday at Moravian College in Bethlehem. The First Lady will speak to grassroots supporters and volunteers at 7:10 p.m. at the college's Johnston Hall. The event is open to the public but tickets are required. The stop in Bethlehem will be the last of three on Thursday for the First Lady. Earlier in the day, she is scheduled for campaign stops in West Philadelphia and Montgomery County. The First Lady last visited the Lehigh Valley in 2008, when her husband was a presidential candidate. She came to Cedar Crest College with Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden. Follow Patch for coverage of the event, including on Twitter and Facebook.