January 12, 1992
The place of sport in American life and society will be the theme of"Ethics and Athletics," the sixth lecture in the Great Issues Series, at 9 a.m. Jan. 25 at the Francis Scott Key Auditorium lobby, St. John's College, Annapolis.Two figures from the sports world will keynote the forum: prize-winning newspaper writer and editor Creed C. Black, president of the Knight Foundation, which sponsored the Knight Commission study of sports in higher education; and Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion Arthur Ashe, who has used his continuing career to promote tennis at every level as well as for various philanthropies.
February 4, 1996
The Palmer Museum of Art in University Park, Pa., presents "Medieval Art in America: Patterns of Collecting 1800-1940" through March 3.The exhibition presents an overview of the collecting of medieval art in the United States from 1800 to 1940.The museum will also conclude its film and lecture series today and Feb. 10.The lecture, "The Legacy of Ornament: Searching in the Glencairn Museum," will take place at 2 p.m. today. And the film, "Christians, Jews and Moslems in Spain," will be shown at 2 p.m. Feb. 10.The Palmer Museum of Art is on Curtin Road next to the creamery on the Penn State University Park campus.
February 27, 1995
Photographer Marion E. Warren and his daughter, archivist Mame Warren, will present a slide lecture based on their new book, "Bringing Back the Bay," Friday at the Captain Salem Avery House Museum.Sponsored by the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society, the lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5.Information: 867-2866.Zeta Tau Alpha event benefits breast cancerThe Annapolis chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha will celebrate Zeta Day Saturday at the Governor Calvert House on State Circle.Registration is from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. The event will include lunch and the announcement of the Anne Arundel County Women of the Year.
By LYN BACKE | March 27, 1995
Remember the famous photo of a gorilla gently cradling a kitten?The nurturer was Koko, a mountain gorilla who has learned to communicate using 500 gestures in American Sign Language and who comprehends 300 more. Koko had asked for the kitten as a birthday present.Mitzi Phillips of the Gorilla Foundation of Woodside, Calif., a sign language instructor and a friend of Koko, will present a lecture on interspecies communication with gorillas at 8 p.m. April 7 at Annapolis High School.The lecture is one of two scheduled this spring to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Anne Arundel County.
By Lyn Backe and Lyn Backe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 13, 1995
WRITER, PHOTOGRAPHER and ethnobotanist Wade Davis will offer a lecture titled "The Serpent and the Rainbow: The Power of Voodoo in Haiti," Friday at 8:15 p.m. at St. John's College.Dr. Davis went to Haiti in 1982, charged with finding the formula of a folk preparation that purportedly could induce a state of apparent death so profound that victims could be misdiagnosed as dead. Rumors of its power are the source of a great deal of myth and mysticism about Haiti, and about the culture of voodoo.
October 11, 2011
Collaboration between McDaniel professor Sue Bloom, Westminster physician Dr. Dean Griffin and McDaniel College will bring a special talk on the western art of E. William Gollings to the college's Peterson Hall on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. The premier authority on Gollings' work, Dr. William Ward, will speak. The event is free and open to all. "The lecturer is a friend of mine from Wyoming," said Griffin said in an email interview. "Last year I traveled to Wyoming to hear him give this lecture to a group from the Cowboy Hall of Fame Museum in Oklahoma City.
March 28, 1999
A lecture by poet Maya Angelou that had been scheduled for tomorrow night at Loyola College has been postponed because of illness.Loyola officials said they hope to reschedule the lecture for mid-April.For information on the new date, call 410-617-5151 beginning Wednesday. Those who bought tickets can use them for the rescheduled date or call TicketMaster for a refund.
November 9, 1990
Dr. Betty Edwards, author of the best-seller, "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brian," is to speak at Hood College in Frederick on Nov. 12.The 7:30 p.m. lecture is to be held in Rosenstock Auditorium and be followed by a reception in the Tatem Arts Center. The event is open to the public.Edwards' theory, explained in her book, is that that all people can draw well just as they can read well.
January 18, 2004
McDaniel College will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a film and lecture tomorrow. The film, Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin, will be shown at 3 p.m. in Lewis Recitation Hall's Decker Auditorium. One of the first "freedom riders," Rustin was an adviser to King and A. Philip Randolph, organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, but was denied his place in the limelight because he was openly gay. Human relations expert Jaiya John, founder and executive director of Soul Water Rising, an educational mission devoted to improving human relations, combating prejudice and fostering spiritual growth, will speak at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall.
By Peter Baker | December 23, 1990
Tania Aebi learned to depend on herself the hard way -- by sailing around the world alone by the time she was 21.Aebi's story is not new; she has written a book, "Maiden Voyage," about it, and Cruising World magazine carried articles while she was in passage.But next month in Annapolis, those who have wondered about the discoveries and dangers Aebi experienced aboard her 26-foot sloop, Varuna, will get a chance to live vicariously through Aebi's experiences.On Jan. 24, at the Francis Scott Key Building on the St. John's College campus, Aebi will give a three-hour lecture and slide presentation on her 27,000 mile circumnavigation and how to prepare for extensive offshore passages.
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