Past Religion and Archaeology Events

Fall 2001

Sunday September 2, 12-6 pm, in the Quad:
Campus Carnival! We didn't do it this year, but in the future, if students wanted to start an "Archaeology Club" (hint, hint), we could set up a booth at this event!

Wednesday September 5th, 5:30 pm, at the Olive Tree:
Dig Dinner! For last summer's dig returnees Hosted by Dr. Johnson our fearless dig coordinator.

Wednesday September 12th, 5:30 pm, in the Jonas Room:
Archaeology and Religion Welcome Gathering "PDR"! Meet your fellow Rel/Arch students over dinner! (Bring up your tray from the cafeteria)

Wednesday September 19th, 5:30 pm, in the Jonas Room:
Theological Professions Advisory Committee "PDR"! For students interested in future Ministry of any kind, a catered dinner.

Tuesday October 2nd, 3-5 pm, home of Cate Savidge (1318 Elmira):
The Exodus Seminar will ponder the "Wilderness Wanderings" in a Sukkah! Appropriate snacks provided...

Wednesday October 3rd, 4-5 pm, in the lower library:
Wednesday Library Forum on the 2001 Idalion Expedition - "Why Digging in a Hole Can Make You Healthy, Wealthy and Wise" Slides, photos, artifacts and first-hand accounts of the experience. Also find out about how YOU can participate in NEXT summer's dig! Snacks provided...

Thursday October 11th, 7 pm, Heim G-9:
Study Abroad Forum! Hear about student experiences studying abroad! Find out about how YOU can study abroad for a semester!

Sunday October 21st, 2pm, James V. Brown Library:
"The Real Indiana Jones: Archaeology in the Middle East" Dr. Mitchell Rothman, U. Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology "Raiders of the Lost Ark" conjures for its audience the image of the occasionally scholarly, but always swashbuckling archaeologist and adventurer, Indiana Jones. In fact, the real-life stories of the earliest English-speaking archaeologists in the Middle East are often more vivid than those in the movies. In recounting the adventures of these pioneers, this lecture presents a picture of early Middle Eastern archaeology and of the men and women who laid a foundation for the modern science of archaeology. The talk includes excerpts from their memoirs, correspondence, and slides of original photographs and drawings.

Thursday November 1st, 12:00 noon in the Cafeteria:
Theological Professions Advisory Committee Lunch

Friday November 2nd, all day:
Art Field Trip to NYC Metropolitan Museum of Art!

Wednesday November 7th, 7 pm, at the Knauth home:
Exodus Seminar Movie Night: The Prince of Egypt!

Thursday November 8th, 8 pm, Heim G-11 or G-09:
Pamela Gaber, director of the Idalion Dig in Cyprus, will speak on - "Ancient Idalion: Were the Israelites Here?" Don't miss it!!!

Friday November 9th, 10:15 am Fine Arts Building and 12:45 pm A-C B-309:
Pamela Gaber, director of the Idalion Dig, will be a guest lecturer for ART 222 (Survey of Art) at 10:15 am in the Fine Arts Building lecture hall The Image of the Goddess Through Time REL 113 (Old Testament) at 12:45 pm in Academic Center B-309 Delving into the Song of Deborah

November 14-17, Boulder Colorado:
American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting! This is a serious academic conference, with archaeologists coming from all over the world to report on their digs. Any students interested in attending would need to make special arrangements. Visit the ASOR web site for details and contact Robin Knauth if you are seriously interested in going.

Spring 2002

January 2002:
The new Biblical Archaeology Society "Dig List" is out! Drop by one of our offices (D-305, D-320) to take a look and get ready to sign on for next summer's dig! The current information and new dates for next summer's Idalion dig are now up.

Wednesday January 16, 4:30 pm in C-303:
"Science Askew" (Astronomy/Physics Colloquium) with Dr. Donald Simanek For all those Archaeology and Religion students out there with a scientific bent (or at least a good sense of humor), this lecture by Dr. Simanek, Professor Emeritus of Physics at Lock Haven University, promises to be a lively and humorous, "Eccentric Take of Science." Or if you don't make the talk, at least check out the web site, which, among other things, includes some hilarious biblical jokes under the title "Noah Fooling!"!

Wednesday January 25, 11:45 am - 12:40 pm in the Wertz Cafeteria:
Archaeology Lunch! Current and prospective Archaeology majors are invited to join me for an informal lunch gathering in the cafeteria in honor of a visiting prospective student who would enjoy meeting some of you!

Monday February 11, 4:30 pm in Academic Center C-300:
Dig Info Meeting! Get the latest scoop on upcoming dig possibilities, and all the real dirt about "life on a dig"! Find out how YOU can sign up for a summer on a Mediterranean Island!

Wednesday March 6, 11:45 am - 12:40 pm in the Wertz Cafeteria:
Archaeology Lunch! Current and prospective Archaeology majors are invited to join me for an informal lunch gathering in the cafeteria in honor of a visiting prospective student who would enjoy meeting some of you!

Thursday March 14*, 12:00 noon in the Cafeteria (*postponed):
Theological Professions Advisory Committee Lunch Any and all students contemplating the possibility of pursuing future ministry-related work of any kind are encouraged to join us for this informal lunch-time gathering. This is just an opportunity to talk, get to know one another, share our ideas, experiences, concerns, hopes and dreams, as well as find concrete ways to further your goals through the wider community.

Thursday March 14th - Friday March 15th, in Baltimore MD:
Regional Conference of the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Academy of Religion! This is a serious academic conference, with scholars of Religion coming from all over the region. Students are welcome. Contact Steven Johnson for details.

Friday March 15th, all day:
Art Field Trip to Baltimore Art Museums! Recommended for all Archaeology majors to participate.

Monday March 18th, 11:45 am - 12:40 pm in the Wertz Cafeteria:
Archaeology Lunch! Current and prospective Archaeology majors are invited to join me for an informal lunch gathering in the cafeteria in honor of a visiting prospective student who would enjoy meeting some of you!

Wednesday March 20, 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the home of Robin Knauth:
Religion and Archaeology Eve of Spring Party! All current or prospective Religion or Archaeology Majors, Minors, Diggers or Ministers are invited to come and celebrate the Eve of Spring with us. We'll be sure to tempt your Lenten and New Years' resolutions with chocolate, and encourage your "inner child" with opportunity for creativity with legos, crayons and bubble-blowing (supplies cheerfully provided by William & Alexander). Directions: The address is 1328 Woodmont Ave., Williamsport, about a mile away. Turn left on Washington Blvd., right on Market and straight through "confusion corner" (past the Brandon Park entrance). Turn left onto Vernon at the "Waltman's Meats" sign and continue until it dead ends at Woodmont (only an alley continues). There is no sign for Woodmont, but turn right and look for the red-brick Colonial, 3rd house on the right, #1328. Call 326-3822 (DAN-DUBB) if stranded, we'll send someone. Rides will be available from the AC library entrance (parking lot side) at 7:30pm.* *If you have a car, please swing by the AC parking lot at the library entrance to look for students needing rides! Thank you!

Thursday March 28th, 6:10pm at the Ohev Sholom Synagogue:
Traditional Passover Seder Celebration Come enjoy a traditional Passover Seder Celebration at the local synagogue. Contact Cate Savidge at the library for details and to reserve a place.

Wednesday April 3rd, 9 pm, at the Knauth home:
Old Testament Women Seminar Movie Night: Esther! Come enjoy pizza and a movie, along with a lively critique of Hollywood's unique interpretation of this engaging biblical story.

Sunday April 7th, 2:00 pm in the Gym: Honors Convocation Special congratulations to:
Laura Taylor, winner of the Eduardo Guerra Prize in Biblical Languages for Greek; Holly Lehnig, winner of the Faculty Prize in Religion and Archaeology; and Dwaine Krebs, winner of the McDowell Scholarship for Ministry.

Wednesday April 10, 4:30 pm in C-303:
Astronomy/Physics Colloquium - Fossils with Senior Holly Lehnig For all those Archaeology students with a scientific bent, come hear about Senior Archaeology, Astronomy and Physics major Holly Lehnig's "Scholars" project in Geology on the fossils that she has collected on numerous field trips over the past year with Dr. Fisher.

Monday April 15, 11:45 am - 12:40 pm in the Wertz Cafeteria:
Postponed to Tuesday April 16, 12:00 - 1:00 pm in the Wertz Cafeteria: Archaeology Lunch! Current and prospective Archaeology majors are invited to join me for an informal lunch gathering in the cafeteria in honor of a visiting prospective student who would enjoy meeting some of you!

Friday April 19, afternoon (schedule below):
Cyprus Dig Lunch, Info Meeting, Slide Show with Dig Director Pamela Gaber For anyone planning on digging in Cyprus this summer, or interested in finding out about options in Cyprus for *next* summer, come hear all about it from the director herself - now visiting faculty with Lycoming College! 12:00 Lunch in the Cafeteria with Pamela Gaber and Robin Knauth, any interested students are welcome to join us! 12:45 Slide Show and Informational Meeting, location TBA. Dr. Gaber will be here all afternoon and evening, so don't miss the opportunity to meet our newest faculty member in Archaeology! Also, if you have not yet submitted your formal application for the dig this summer, but really want to go (the application deadline was this week), she may still be able to accept applications while she is here.

Sunday April 28, 12:00 Noon at St. John's United Methodist Church in Newberry:
Reception/Consultation with future President of Wesley Theological Seminary Especially for pre-Ministerial students, this is a wonderful opportunity to meet the President of a Methodist Seminary and talk about possible future theological study or ministerial careers. For more information contact Dr. Steven Johnson, director of TPAC.

Fall 2002

Tuesday Aug 27, 12:00 pm, in Heim G-11 (and subsequent Tuesdays throughout the Semester):
Fall Scholars Seminar on the Middle East - Dr. Ilan Peleg gives a Jewish perspective on events in the Middle East.

Friday Aug 30, Saturday Aug 31, Sunday Sept 1 - 8:00 pm, in Heim:
CAB Movie - "The Scorpion King"! Come and laugh at Hollywood's depiction of ancient Egyptian history...

Sunday September 1, 12-6 pm, in the Quad:
Campus Carnival! We didn't do this last year, but if students wanted to start an "Archaeology Club" (hint, hint), we could set up a booth at this event!

Tuesday Sept 3, 12:00 pm, in Heim G-11:
Fall Scholars Seminar on the Middle East - Dr. Steven Johnson speaks on Religions of the Middle East.

Wednesday Sept 4, 5:30 pm, in the Jane Schultz Banquet Room:
Archaeology and Religion Welcome Gathering "PDR" and Dig Report! Meet your fellow Rel/Arch students over dinner and hear all about last summer's dig in Cyprus! (Bring up your tray from the cafeteria)! If you are a commuter student, let me know if you want to come, and I'll try to get a meal ticket for you for the cafeteria (email knauth@lycoming.edu).

Tuesday Sept 10, 12:00 pm, in Heim G-11:
Fall Scholars Seminar on the Middle East - Dr. John Piper speaks on the Crusades.

Wednesday Sept 11, 10:30 am, in the quad:
9/11 Memorial Service and Dedication - led by Campus Ministry.

Tuesday Sept 17, 7:00 pm, in Heim G-11:
"After 9/11: The Next Response" - Fall Symposium Keynote Address by Dr. Laurie Mylroie (Ph.D., Harvard Univ.). Dr. Mylroie is an internationally recognized expert on Iraq and the Middle East. She will be speaking about who was really behind 9/11, our bungled intelligence efforts, and the need to invade Iraq. She is the author of a new book, Study of Revenge: Saddam Hussein's Unfinished War Against America. For more information, visit the symposium web site: www.lycoming.edu/symposium.

Thursday Sept 19, 12:00 noon in the Wertz Student Board Room:
Theological Professions Advisory Committee Lunch with Rev Dr Dennis Otto Pastor of First Methodist Church, Williamsport, Rev. Dr. Otto has been a pastor for over 20 years and has served for several years on the United Methodist Board of Ordained Ministry. This is the committee responsible for the guidance and training of potential Methodist pastors. He is also the President of the Center City Cluster of ministers and has been a mentor to several newly-ordained pastors in the area. Any and all students contemplating the possibility of pursuing ordained ministry are encouraged to bring lunch trays up from the cafeteria and join us for this informal lunch-time gathering. Commuter students should contact Steve Johnson ahead of time for a lunch pass.

Sunday Sept 22, at 11:00, in the Chapel:
Family Weekend Sermon by RJD Knauth - "Send the Army Home!"

Tuesday Sept 24, 12:00 pm, in Heim G-11:
Fall Scholars Seminar on the Middle East - Amira Quraishi speaks on Women in Islam.

Tuesday Sept 24, 7:30 pm, in Heim G-11:
Fall Symposium Third World Newsreel Films Relating to 9/11 Introduced and discussed by filmmaker Dan Ferandez.

Tuesday Oct 1, 12:00 pm, in Heim G-11:
Fall Scholars Seminar on the Middle East - Robin Knauth speaks on "Near Eastern Archaeology and Politics - the Example of the Dead Sea Scrolls Controversy."

Tuesday October 1st, 6:00-8:30 pm, home of Cate Savidge (1318 Elmira):
The Hebrew Class will enjoy a Hebrew film (with English subtitles) - "Time of Favor" - in a Sukkah! Others are welcome to join us. From school turn left onto Washington Blvd, right onto Market St., straight through "confusion corner" past Brandon Park, left at the Waltman's Meats & Deli sign onto Vernon St., first right onto Elmira, to #1318, the second to last house on the right on that block. The Sukkah is around the back. Meet at 5:55 in front of the library entrance in the AC parking lot. Appropriate snacks provided...

Wednesday Oct 2, 7:00 pm, in Heim G-11:
Study Abroad Forum! - Come and hear from various Lycoming students about their Study Abroad experiences, and find out how you can benefit from this program! Information on finances and how and where to apply will be available.

Wednesday Oct 2, 8:00 pm, in Heim G-09:
War with Iraq? An Informal Discussion with the Politics Club - Come and air your views, and hear what other Lycoming students think about the current situation of impending war with Iraq.

Thursday Oct 3, 11:45 am - 12:50 pm in the Wertz Student Board Room:
Theological Professions Advisory Committee Lunch with Earl Beane - Earl Beane is Director of Admissions at the Boston University School of Theology, and will be available at lunch and individually throughout the day to answer questions about admission to seminary (the application process, financial aid, etc.). He will also have materials for the Archaeology program at B.U.'s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Any and all students contemplating the possibility of applying for seminary study after college are encouraged to contact Steve Johnson to make a personal appointment and/or bring your lunch tray up from the cafeteria and join us for this informal lunch-time gathering. Commuter students should contact Steve Johnson ahead of time for a free lunch pass.

Friday Oct 4, all day:
Art Field Trip to NYC Metropolitan Museum of Art!

Friday Oct 4, 10:15 - 11:20 am in Academic Center B-309:
Dr. Pamela Gaber, Director of the Cyprus Dig and Visiting Asst Prof - will be on campus and will give a presentation to the Biblical Archaeology class. Others in the community with an interest in archaeology are invited to join us. Former and prospective diggers (especially those who will be off on the Art field trip on Friday) are invited to a special send-off breakfast on Saturday morning (details to be arranged). Others may be able to meet with Dr. Gaber at other times throughout the day.

Saturday Oct 5, ca. 9 - 10 am(?):
Breakfast with Pamela Gaber (details to be arranged).

Tuesday Oct 8, 12:00 pm, in Heim G-11:
Fall Scholars Seminar on the Middle East - Dr. Mehrdad Madresehee gives a personal viewpoint.

Tuesday Oct 8, 7:00 pm, in Heim G-11:
Fall Symposium Student Response Panel on 9/11 - Our own Steve Sharp moderating and Michele Burns participating, along with Jason Brandemarti, Morgan Barr, Emily Hammer, Greg Hart, Nicole Gugliucci and Gabrielle Blythin.

Monday Oct 14, 7:00 pm, in Heim G-11:
Fall Symposium "International Response to 9/11" - Dr. Mike Roskin and Dr. Tansa Massoud will discuss political responses to 9/11 around the world.

Sunday Oct 20, 2:30 pm, Thomas Taber Lycoming County Historical Museum:
Dr. Jack Fischel will speak on the Middle East Peace Process - Dr. Fischel is chairman of the History Department at Millersville University, representative of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, and co-editor of an encyclopedia on Jewish-American history and culture. He will be speaking on U.S. national interest in the Middle East, the nature of our relationship with Israel and the Arab world, and why the U.S. has been such a key player in the Middle East peace process, highlighting the religious and historical issues that have contributed to continuing conflict in the region.

Monday Oct 21, 7:00 pm, in Heim G-11:
Fall Symposium "Peace, Reconciliation and Healing" - Dr. Jayne S. Docherty, of the Conflict Transformation Program at Eastern Mennonite University.

Tuesday Oct 22, 12:00 pm, in Heim G-11:
Fall Scholars Seminar on the Middle East - Chris Woodruff speaks on Middle Eastern Music.

Tuesday Oct 29, 12:00 pm, in Heim G-11:
Fall Scholars Seminar on the Middle East - Dr. Mike Roskin speaks on "The Inevitability of War."

Tuesday Nov 5, 12:00 pm, in Heim G-11:
Fall Scholars Seminar on the Middle East - Dr. Kurt Olsen speaks on Psychology of Terrorism.

Wednesday Nov 20, 4:00 pm, in the Fine Arts Lecture Hall:
Dr. Amy Golahny speaks on her project "Rembrandt's Reading" - This presentation concerns a research adventure, and reaches its end in a book now in press, called "Rembrandt's Reading, or the artist's bookshelf of history and mythology." In her study, Dr. Golahny determined what books Rembrandt owned, and what he read in order to paint, etch, or draw his subjects from ancient history and mythology. Reading for the artist was not just for plot; he read in order to embellish a story with revealing characteristics of the people portrayed. Dr. Golahny has been working on this topic for the past six years, and will discuss the project and how it evolved.

November 20-23, Toronto Ontario (Canada):
American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting!

November 22-26, Toronto Ontario (Canada):
Society of Biblical Literature/American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting! These are serious academic conferences, with archaeologists and biblical scholars coming from all over the world to report on their digs and latest research. Any students interested in attending would need to make special arrangements, but it is driving distance from here. Visit the ASOR and SBL web sites for details and contact Robin Knauth if you are seriously interested in going.

Friday December 6th, 8:30 pm in Snowden Library:
"Snowden All Night" Exam Review Sessions! Join us in Snowden Library for some exam review sessions and other fun. 8:30 Hebrew Review by the fireplace, 1st floor. 9:30 Old Testament Review by the fireplace, 1st floor. 10:30 Archaeology Review by the fireplace, 1st floor. 11:30 Archaeology Documentaries (for EC), 2nd floor.

Tuesday December 17th, 8:00 pm at the Performing Arts Center:
Amahl and the Night Visitors! Come enjoy this delightful opera reflecting on the advent of Jesus' birth and the visitation of the three kings.

Spring 2003

January 2003:
The new Biblical Archaeology Society "Dig List" is out! Drop by one of our offices (D-305, D-320) to take a look and get ready to sign on for next summer's dig!

Monday January 27th, 11:40 - 12:40 in Wertz Cafeteria:
Archaeology Lunch! Current and prospective Archaeology majors are invited to join me for an informal lunch gathering in the cafeteria in honor of a visiting prospective student who would enjoy meeting some of you!

Monday & Tuesday, January 27th & 28th, 8:00 - 9:30 pm in Snowden Library:
Joseph Movie Screening! Join me in the new "Movie Screening Room" in the Library (3rd fl) to watch and discuss "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat."

Thursday January 30th, 12:00 noon in Wertz Cafeteria:
Archaeology Lunch! Current and prospective Archaeology majors are invited to join me for an informal lunch gathering in the cafeteria in honor of a visiting prospective student who would enjoy meeting some of you!

Wednesday February 5th, 5:00 pm in Wertz Cafeteria:
Archaeology Dinner! Current and prospective Archaeology majors are invited to join me for an informal lunch gathering in the cafeteria in honor of a visiting prospective student who would enjoy meeting some of you!

Tuesday - Saturday, February 4th-8th, 8:00 pm in Welch Theater:
Tales of the Lost Formicans! See if you can apply standard Archaeological and Anthropological methodologies to this farcical play about space aliens digging up and analyzing middle-class suburban American culture.

Tuesday February 11th, 5:00 - 6:30 pm in Heim G-9:
Special Symposium on Impending War in Iraq and the Current Draft Bill! Panel Discussion with local military personnel and veterans, organized by Arch major Shannon Wilson.

Tuesday February 11th, 7:00 pm at the Lycoming County Historical Museum:
Regional Meeting of Pennsylvania Archaeologists! Find out what's going on with archaeology in the local area!

Wednesday February 12th, 9:30 pm in the basement of Clarke Chapel:
A REAL Meeting for Religious Exploration At Lycoming! Join with fellow students in exploring various religious traditions. Contact Religion majors Cynthia Betz or Stamatis Zeris for information.

Coming in February...
Dig Applications for Cyprus Are Now Available! Get your passport updated and sign up now to dig at Idalion next summer! Applications may be obtained from Shannon Wilson. Check out our web site under "Idalion Dig (Info)" for the latest information!

Monday February 17th scholarship deadline:
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Scholarship Applications are Due! Worth $1000, these scholarships could be applied to the field school program in Cyprus or to any other study abroad program. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and between 56 and 90 credits earned at time of application (i.e. Juniors and 2nd Sem Sophomores with 2 courses worth of advanced standing).

Wednesday February 19th, 7:00 pm, in Academic Center C-303:
Study Abroad Forum! - Come and hear from various Lycoming students about their Study Abroad experiences, and find out how you can benefit from this program! Information on finances and how and where to apply will be available.

Wednesday February 19th, 7:00 pm:
REAL visit to a Quaker service in Pennsdale! Meet in basement of Clarke Chapel.

Thursday February 20th, 11:45 am in the Jonas Room in Wertz:
TPAC Lunch! Students interested in Theological Professions are invited to join us for a special lunch in the Jonas Room. We will have a special guest speaker from Union (Presbyterian) Seminary in NYC.

Tuesday February 25th, 6:00 pm in B-206 (snacks provided):
Philosophy Club Discussion on -- "Treatment of Terrorists: Enemies in War or Criminals to be Put on Trial?" This is affecting American and foreign citizens right now. Dr. John Whelan will present a brief overview of the topic, then the floor will be open for discussion and debate. Students from all majors are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Thursday March 13th - Friday March 14th, in New Brunswick NJ:
Regional Conference of the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Academy of Religion! This is a serious academic conference, with scholars of Religion coming from all over the region. Students are welcome. For the truly ambitious, the paper proposal deadline is November 1st. Contact Robin Knauth or Steven Johnson for details.

Friday March 14th, all day in Washington D.C.:
Art Museum Field Trip to Washington D.C.! Join the Art Department for this special field trip to visit major Art Museums in Washington D.C. - of special interest for Archaeology Majors interested in possible future Museum work.

Thursday March 20th, 8 pm, Academic Center C-303:
Pamela Gaber, director of the Idalion Dig in Cyprus, will speak on - Ancient Idalion in Cyprus! Don't miss it!!!

Friday March 21st, 10:15 am, 11:30 am, and 4:30 pm:
Pamela Gaber, director of the Idalion Dig, will be a guest lecturer for REL 228 (History and Culture of the Ancient Near East) at 10:15 am in B-309 on Cyprus in the International Relations of the Ancient Near East REL 223 (Backgrounds of Early Christianity) at 11:30 am in C-303 on The Image of the Goddess through History Dr. Gaber will also be available in the afternoon to meet with previous and prospective diggers, and will hold an official Dig Information Meeting at 4:30 pm in D-301.

Friday March 28th, 9:30 pm at Snowden Library:
Spring Archaeology Party and Pottery Exhibit "Unveiling"! Party currently being organized by Shannon Wilson. Get to know your fellow archaeology majors with a game of "Lie-o-graphy" around the fireplace (where you get to make up creative explanations for unusual factoids - something archaeologists *love* to do)! Find out about "shadowing," work-study and internship possibilities at the local historical museum - introduce yourself to the curator! Find out about our up-coming digs in Cyprus and Williamsport!

Saturday April 5th, all day in Philadelphia:
U. Penn Archaeology/Anthropology Museum Field Trip! Organized by the Anthropology club. Archaeology majors are encouraged to go along! Contact Amber Zellner if interested.

Thursday April 10th, 11:45 in Wertz, Jonas Room:
TPAC Lunch! Come schmooze with the Religion faculty and pre-ministerial faculty, and meet our guest speaker to talk about seminary opportunities. Contact Steve Johnson for details.

Thursday April 10th - Friday April 11th, in Eerie PA:
Regional Conference of the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Academy of Religion! This is a serious academic conference, with scholars of Religion coming from all over the region. Students are welcome. Contact Steven Johnson for details.

Sunday April 13th, 2:00 pm in the Gymnasium:
Honors Convocation! Come celebrate the achievements of our brightest and best! The coveted Biblical Languages Prize, Archaeology and Religion Prize, and McDowell Prize will be awarded, along with many other exciting honors and awards! Special congratulations to: Michele Burns, winner of the Eduardo Guerra Prize in Biblical Languages for Hebrew; Shannon Wilson, winner of the Faculty Prize in Religion and Archaeology; and Steve Sharp and Emily Mingle, winners of the McDowell Scholarship for Ministry.

Thursday April 24th, 11:45 in the Wertz Student Board Room:
TPAC Lunch Meeting with Missionaries from the Philippines! Come meet some incredible people doing incredible work in the Philippines. The Barners have started their own kinderschool, planted a church, and developed a number of other wonderful ministries among a very needy people. Come hear their incredible story!

Sunday April 27th, 3-6 pm in Snowden Library:
Knauth Exam Reviews! ANE at 3:00, OT at 4:00, Hebrew at 5:00.

Thursday-Friday, May 8-9th, in Burchfield Lounge:
Lycoming College Conference on Teaching Excellence, 2003: "And Gladly Teach..." - Bringing Excitement to the Classroom Come see the Archaeology poster display on "Making the World Your Classroom."

May Term:
HIST 258: Intro to North American Archeology! Robin Van Auken will teach this new course in conjunction with a local dig on Canfield Island (Riverfront Park in Loyalsock), utilizing lab facilities at the local Historical Museum. This is a great opportunity for hands-on experience in North American Archeology! Contact Robin Van Auken for details.

Summer Term:
REL 401: Field Archaeology in Cyprus! Pamela Gaber will be teaching this course as part of a 7-week field school at Idalion in Cyprus. Great discoveries will be made!

Fall 2003

Sunday August 31, 12-6 pm, in the Quad:
Campus Carnival! We didn't do it this year, but in the future, if students wanted to start an "Archaeology Club" (hint, hint), we could set up a booth at this event!

Sunday September 14th, 1:30 pm, at the Skyview Cafe:
Dig Brunch! For last summer's dig returnees Hosted by Dr. Johnson our fearless dig coordinator.

Thursday September 25th, 11:45 am, in the Student Board Room:
Theological Professions Advisory Committee Lunch! For students interested in future Ministry of any kind - bring up your tray from the caf!

Saturday October 4th, 9:00 am, Lycoming County Historical Museum:
Pennsylvania Archaeology Month Celebration! Museum and site tours, flint knapping and atl-atl demonstrations, and more!

Wednesday October 8th, 6 pm, Heim G-9:
Study Abroad Forum! Hear about student experiences studying abroad! Find out about how YOU can study abroad for a semester!

Thursday October 16th, 8 pm, Heim G-11 or G-09:
Pamela Gaber, director of the Idalion Expedition in Cyprus, will speak on - "Idalion of Cyprus: Birthplace of Adonis?" Don't miss it!!!

Thursday Evening October 16th, 9:30-10:30 pm, home of Robin Knauth*:
Movie Showing - "The Big Dig" (starring Pamela Gaber and Bill Dever) *Directions: Left on Washington Blvd (west), Right onto Market St. thru confusion corner, Left onto Vernon (across from Waltman's Meat & Deli) to end (only alley continues), Right onto Woodmont (no sign), 3rd house on right, #1328 (red brick colonial). 326-3822.

Friday October 1 7th, 10:15 am, Fine Arts Building lecture hall:
Pamela Gaber, director of the Idalion Dig, will be a guest lecturer for ART 222 (Survey of Art), REL 226 (Biblical Archaeology), and REL 110 (Introduction to Religion). She will describe "The Religious Context of the Ancient Levant"

Friday October 17th Lunch in the Caf:
Meet Pam Gaber - Here's your chance to chat with Pam, get to know her a little, meet her son Zeb, ask her about all things archaeological and art historical, and get the dirt on digging at Idalion.

Wednesday October 22th, 4:45 pm, in the Schultz Dining Room:
Archaeology and Religion Welcome Gathering "PDR" and Dig Report! Meet your fellow Rel/Arch students over dinner, and hear all about last summer's dig at Idalion Cyprus! (Bring up your tray from the cafeteria)

Friday October 24th, all day:
Art Field Trip to NYC Metropolitan Museum of Art!

November 19-22, Atlanta Georgia:
American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting! This is a serious academic conference, with archaeologists coming from all over the world to report on their digs. Any students interested in attending would need to make special arrangements. Visit the ASOR web site for details and contact Robin Knauth if you are seriously interested in going.

November 22-25, Atlanta Georgia:
Society of Biblical Literature & American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting! These academic meetings follow ASOR and run concurrently, and focus on biblical studies and the study of religion. The SBL meeting also has numerous sessions devoted to Hellenistic and Roman religion, philosophy, and literature. The AAR deals with many aspects of religions and religious experience, with an emphasis on contemporary issues in religious doctrine and practice. Visit the SBL or AAR websites for details and contact Robin Knauth or Steve Johnson if you are interested in attending.

Spring 2004

January 2004:
The new Biblical Archaeology Society "Dig List" is out! Drop by one of our offices (D-305, D-320) to take a look and get ready to sign on for next summer's dig!

Sunday February 1st (?):
REAL visits Covenant Central!

Thursday February 5th at 7:30 pm in Heim G-11:
The spring symposium on Brown Vs. Board of Education and the Road to Civil Rights! Don't miss the chance to hear these incredible movers of American history first hand!

Sunday February 8th, 10:45 am:
REAL visits Ebenezer Baptist! Come experience the rich Baptist tradition with "Religious Experience At Lycoming"

Wednesday February 11th, 7:00 pm:
REAL visits the Buddhist Temple!

Thursday February 12th at 7:30 pm in Clarke Chapel:
Minnijean Brown-Trickey of the Little Rock Nine! Spring symposium on Brown Vs. Board of Education and the Road to Civil Rights. Don't miss the chance to hear this incredible mover of American history first hand!

Tuesday February 17th, 11:50 - 12:50 in Wertz Cafeteria:
Archaeology Lunch! Current and prospective Archaeology majors are invited to join me for an informal lunch gathering in the cafeteria in honor of a visiting prospective student who would enjoy meeting some of you!

Wednesday February 18th at 7:30 pm in Heim G-11:
Clarence Dart of the Tuskeegee Airmen! Black History Month event.

Thursday 19th at 7:30 pm in Clarke Chapel:
Benjamin Hooks, long-time head of the NAACP! Spring symposium on Brown Vs. Board of Education and the Road to Civil Rights. Don't miss the chance to hear this incredible mover of American history first hand!

Saturday February 21st, 6:00 pm:
REAL visits the Door Christian Fellowship!

Sunday February 22nd, 9:00 am at Ohev Sholom Synagogue (Belmont & Cherry):
Lawrence Schiffman on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Jewish Origins of Christianity Renowned scholar Lawrence Schiffman is an authority on early Judaism and on messianic imagery in the Dead Sea Scrolls. Don't miss this rare opportunity!

Sunday February 22nd, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm at Bucknell (Lewisburg):
Jewish Studies Conference on Rabbinic Judaism Including an appearance by Lawrence Schiffman of NYU, speaking on the Dead Sea Scrolls and Rabbinic Halakhah, along with an impressive list of other renowned speakers: 11:00 Rivka Ulmer, Bucknell - "Egyptian Cultural Icons in Homiletic Midrash" 11:30 Holger Zellentin, Princeton - "Exegesis vs. the Messiah: a Rabbinic view on the Adoption and Passion in Luke" 1:30 Herbert Basser, Queens Univ (Canada) - "Moving Heaven and Earth: the Power of Tears in Rabbinic Culture" 2:25 Reuven Kimelman, Brandeis - "What is New in Rabbinic Prayer" Conversation/refreshment break Greetings by Bucknell Religion Dept. Chair Maria Antonaccio 3:25 Yaakov Elman, Harvard - "The Regulation of Sex in the Babylonian Talmud in the Light of Zoroastrianism" 4:15 Lawrence Schiffman, NYU - "The Dead Sea Scrolls and Rabbinin Halakhah" 5:00 Mayer Gruber, Ben Gurion Univ (Israel) - "Alternative Biblical Theologies of Sacred Space: A View from the Mishnah" 5:45 closing remarks by Bucknell Provost Stephen Bowen The conference will take place in the Forum Room of the Langone Center at Bucknell. It is free and open to the public.

Wednesday Febuary 25th, 10:00 at the Watsontown theater:
The Passion! REAL will attend the opening of Mel Gibson's controversial film on the Passion of Christ.

Thursday Febuary 26th, 11:45 in Wertz, Jonas Room:
TPAC Lunch! Come schmooze with the Religion faculty, campus ministers and pre-ministerial students, and meet our guest speakers to talk about prison ministry opportunities. Contact Steve Johnson for details.

Monday March 8th, 7:00 pm in Heim G-11:
Three-Time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Kathy Kelly will speak about Iraq! Former high school religion teacher and world-renowned peace activist Kathy Kelly is a co-founder of Voices in the Wilderness, which has been bringing medicines and toys to Iraqi children over the past 8 years (in violation of UN sanctions). She will be sharing some of her recent experiences in Iraq as a first-hand witness to the effects of the US occupation.

Wednesday March 10th, 7:00 pm:
Peace Corps Presentation! Come find out about how you can participate in an experience of a life-time while making the world a better place.

Wednesday March 17th, 6:30 pm in Snowden Library, at the fireside:
REAL and UCM Fireside Chat! Come chat about the role of religion on campus.

Thursday March 18th - Friday March 19th, in Baltimore MD:
Mid-Altantic Regional Conference of the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Academy of Religion! This is a serious academic conference, with scholars of Religion coming from all over the region. Students are welcome. Contact Steven Johnson for details, or visit http://www.geocities.com/mar-aar/

Thursday March 25th - Friday March 26th:
Cyprus Dig Director Pamela Gaber will be on campus! Thursday night public lecture, Friday classes, dig info meeting and Arch Party!

Thursday March 25, 8 pm, AC-C302:
Pamela Gaber, director of the Idalion Dig in Cyprus, will speak on - "Cypriot Sculpture: Portraits of a Culture" Don't miss it!!!

Friday March 26, 10:15 am (B-301), 12:45 pm (B-309), 4:30-6:00 (B-310):
Pamela Gaber, director of the Idalion Dig, will be a guest lecturer for REL 223(Backgrounds of Christianity) at 10:15 am in B-301 The Roman Period in Cyprus REL 228 (History and Culture of the Ancient Near East) at 12:45 pm in B-309 The Bronze and Iron Ages in Cyprus Dig Information Meeting (4:30 in B-304) on the Idalion Field School this summer. Get the latest scoop on upcoming dig possibilities, and all the real dirt about "life on a dig"! Find out how YOU can sign up for a summer on a Mediterranean Island!

Friday March 26, 7:30 - 9:00 pm at the home of Robin Knauth:
Religion and Archaeology Spring Party! All current or prospective Religion or Archaeology Majors, Minors, Diggers or Ministers are invited to come and celebrate Spring and Pamela Gaber's visit with us. Directions: The address is 1328 Woodmont Ave., Williamsport, about a mile away. Turn left on Washington Blvd., right on Market and straight through "confusion corner" (past the Brandon Park entrance). Turn left onto Vernon at the "Country Store" sign and continue until it dead ends at Woodmont (only an alley continues). There is no sign for Woodmont, but turn right and look for the red-brick Colonial, 3rd house on the right, #1328. Call 326-3822 if stranded, we'll send someone. Rides should be available from the AC library entrance (parking lot side) at 7:30pm.* *If you have a car, please swing by the AC parking lot at the library entrance to look for students needing rides! Thank you!

Monday March 29th, 11:50 - 12:50 in Wertz Cafeteria:
Archaeology Lunch! Current and prospective Archaeology majors are invited to join me for an informal lunch gathering in the cafeteria in honor of a visiting prospective student who would enjoy meeting some of you!

Thursday April 1st - Friday April 2nd, in Wheeling WV:
Eastern Great Lakes Regional Conference of the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Academy of Religion! This is a serious academic conference, with scholars of Religion coming from all over the region. Students are welcome.

Friday April 2nd, all day:
Art Field Trip to Philadelphia Art Museums! Recommended for all Archaeology majors to participate.

Monday April 12th, 7:30 - 9:30 pm in the Chapel basement (UCM):
Movie Screening! Join the David seminar to watch and discuss a program about King David over pizza!

April 12th - 16th (all week):
Renowned Philosopher/Theologian David Burrell will be on campus! Dr. Burrell will be visiting classes and available for discussions on Philosophy, Religion, Peace Activism, and the current situation in the Middle East. Among other things, he has studied extensively in Rome, Israel and Cairo, and has published widely on issues in early Judaism and Islam, as well as Christian theology and philosophy generally. Tues 4/13, 9:45 am in B-300 Philosophy 140 Tues 4/13, 11:45 am in Jane Shultz Room, TPAC lunch Tues 4/13, 1:00 pm in D-301 Rel 337 David Seminar Tues 4/13, 3:00 pm in D-302 Psci 439 American Foreign Policy Tues 4/13, 7:30 pm, Heim G-11 public lecture: Christianity, Islam and the Hope for Peace Wed 4/14, 10:15 am in C-303 Psci 225 International Relations + Phil 224, Rel 113 Wed 4/14, 11:45 am in Jonas Room, Religion lunch Wed 4/14, 12:45 am in C-303 Hist 256 Rise of Islam + Rel 228 ANE Wed 4/14, 3:45 pm in Snowden Library, fireside chat Thurs 4/15, 1:00 pm in B-304 Hist 352 Ancient Rome Thurs 4/15, 3:30 pm in Snowden Library, fireside chat Thurs 4/15, 8:00 pm in Chapel basement, UCM Fri 4/16, 10:15 am in B-301 Rel 223 Backgrounds of Christianity Fri 4/16, 12:45 pm in C-303 Hist 256 Rise of Islam

Tuesday April 13th, 11:45 in the Wertz Student Board Room:
TPAC Lunch Meeting with Dr. David Burrell ! Come meet a top-notch theologian, philosopher and peace activist!

Sunday April 18th, 2:00 pm in the Gymnasium:
Honors Convocation! Come celebrate the achievements of our brightest and best! The coveted Biblical Languages Prize, Archaeology and Religion Prize, and McDowell Prize will be awarded, along with many other exciting honors and awards! Special congratulations to: Katherine Kressler, winner of the Eduardo Guerra Prize in Biblical Languages for Greek; Edward Hunter, winner of the Faculty Prize in Religion and Archaeology; and Ann Runnels and Edward Hunter, winners of the McDowell Scholarship for Ministry.

Sunday April 25th, 8 and 9 pm in Snowden Library:
Knauth Exam Reviews! Rel 228 (ANE) 8:00-9:00 pm Rel 113 (OT) 9:00-10:00 pm.

Fall 2004

Judaism and Islam (REL 224) is being offered this fall.

Friday September 24th, leaving at 5:30pm from the A-C Parking Lot:
Traditional Yom Kippur Service with Bucknell Hillel Jessica Harton invites the Hebrew class and others interested to join Bucknell Hillel for a traditional Yom Kippur service. Services will also take place locally at the Ohev Sholom Synagogue on Cherry St., Williamsport, Rabbi Portal presiding.

Monday September 27th, 6:00 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church on W. 4th St.:
A Service of Evensong, featuring the choirs of Trinity and Christ Church.

Monday September 27, 7:00 pm in Heim G-11:
Dr. Robert J. Miller of Juniata College will be giving a public lecture on "The Historical Jesus and the Kingdom of God."

The Fall Symposium will be on Religious Pluralism in 21st Century America.
Tuesday October 5, 7:30 pm in Heim G-11 United Churches of Lycoming County Inter-faith panel October 10-16 in Heim G-11 - Left Behind Series (movies), starring Kirk Cameron Thursday October 21, 7:30 pm in Heim G-11 - Dr. Robert W. Edgar General Secretary of the National Council of Churches and Lycoming Alumnus (5:30 pm PDR in the Jonas Room prior to lecture) Wednesday October 27, 7:30 pm in Academic Center D-001 - Kirk Cameron from "The Way of the Master Ministries" and "Growing Pains" television fame

Wednesday October 6, 8:30 pm, in the Schultz Room in Wertz Student Center Archaeology Welcome Gathering and Summer Dig / Internship Report, featuring:
Summer 2004 Digs in Cyprus, Egypt, and Williamsport Summer 2004 Internships at the Smithsonian in D.C., the Vanderbilt on L.I., the Museum of Natural History in N.Y.C., the U.Penn. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Phila, and opportunities at the local Historical Museum.

Sunday October 17, 2:00 pm, Lycoming County Historical Museum, 858 W. 4th St. The North Central Chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania Archeology presents:
Gary Fogelman on Paleoindian Points (flint arrowheads, etc.) William Lowthert on Remote Sensing Archaeology Robin Van Auken and William Lowthert on the Lightfoote Inn Investigation James Bressler on the Significance of the Canfield Island Site Artifact Identification (the audience may bring pieces for identification) This program is free and open to the public. http://www.lycoming.org/lchsmuseum

Renowned Biblical Archaeologist Bill Dever will be on campus October 18-22 as a Visiting Scholar - giving a lecture, teaching classes, and having fireside chats!
Monday October 18th:
"Archaeological Methods and Excavation" - REL 159f, 2:00pm in C-300 "Archaeology, History, and the Bible" - Public Lecture, 7:30pm in Heim G-11
Tuesday October 19th:
"Archaeology, Religion, and Modern Israel" - REL 224, 5:00pm in B-310 "The Big Dig" movie and reception, 7:00pm at UCM (Chapel basement)
Wednesday October 20th:
"Who Were the Israelites and Where Did They Come From?" - REL 113, 10:15am, B309 "The Age of Solomon: Myth or History?" - REL 226, 12:45pm in B-202 Fireside Chat - 4:00-5:30pm in Snowden Library Archaeology Dinner, 5:45pm PDR in the Jane Schultz room in Wertz
Thursday October 21st:
Pottery Workshop - 9:30-11:30 am in the Archaeology Lab "Warfare in the Ancient Near East" - PSCI 159f, 3:00pm in D-301 Fireside Chat - 4:30-6:00pm in Snowden Library
Friday October 22nd:
"Did God Have a Wife? Archaeology and Folk Religion" - REL 226, 12:45pm in B-202 "Archaeology and Herodian Jerusalem" - REL 159f, 2:00pm in C-300 Archaeology and Religion Party - 7:00 pm at the Knauths' house*

*Directions:
The address is 1328 Woodmont Ave., Williamsport, about a mile away. Turn left on Washington Blvd., right on Market and straight through "confusion corner" (past the Brandon Park entrance). Turn left onto Vernon at the "Waltman's Meats" sign and continue until it dead ends at Woodmont (only an alley continues). There is no sign for Woodmont, but turn right and look for the red-brick Colonial, 3rd house on the right, #1328. Call 326-3822 (DAN-DUBB) if stranded, we'll send someone. Rides will be available from the AC library entrance (parking lot side) at 7:00pm.* *If you have a car, please swing by the AC parking lot at the library entrance to look for students needing rides! Thank you!

Wednesday November 10th, 4:35pm in C-303:
The Astronomy-Physics Colloquium Presents Lee Zelewicz on: "Cathodoluminescence of Sandstone from Six Bayon-style Khmer Sculptures of Angkor Wat" Abstract: Six samples from Khmer sandstone sculptures dating to the 12th-13th Centuries from the collections of the National Museum of Cambodia were studied by Cathodoluminescence (CL) as part of a summer internship (REU) at the Smithsonian, sponsored by the NSF. Thin-sections were obtained from these sculptures, and were observed with CL, a technique that images the distribution of trace elements within mineral grains. To use CL, the sample is placed under a vacuum, and an electron beam is directed at the sample. Minerals exhibit luminescence in different colors, which makes it possible to differentiate among mineral types. Based on identification of distinctive distributions of diagnostic minerals through this analysis, the sculptures from Angkor Wat appear to have been carved from sandstone obtained from the same quarry.

Wednesday November 10th, 5:30 pm in Snowden Library:
A Fireside Chat with Laurie McCants, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble on: "My Adventures in Egypt," relating to development of her new music-theater production, "The Alexandria Carry-On" Set in the ancient, vanished Library of Alexandria, Laurie's production recently debued at the new library in Alexandria - the Bibliotheca Alexandrina - in Egypt. She will share stories about the journey of the production, from its creative inception in her imagination to the realities of touring in Egypt! Hot chocolate will be served.

Thursday December 2nd, 3:30 pm at Penn College:
William Parsons, Chief of Staff of the United States Holocaust Memorial, on: the Holocaust, genocide, and Holocaust deniers... (?) More information about the museum which he heads can be found at www.ushmm.org This presentation was made possible by the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Staiman of Williamsport.

Friday December 10th, 8 - 11 pm in Snowden Library:
Exam Review Sessions.

Sunday December 12th, 7 pm in Clarke Chapel:
Christmas Candlelight Service.

Spring 2005

January 6 - 9, in Boston:
AIA (Archaeological Institute of America) Annual Meetings. Contact Robin Knauth if you would like to attend.

Wednesday February 23rd, 7:30 pm in Clarke Chapel:
Black History Month Speaker Dr. Poussaint.

Sunday February 27th, 6:00 pm at Christ Church Episcopal on Mulberry St.:
A Service of Evensong, featuring the choirs of Trinity and Christ Church.

Thursday March 10th, 4:00 pm in Snowden Library:
Symposium Artist Nestor Hernandez will speak at a reception.

Wednesday March 16th, 4:30 pm in C-303:
Astronomy/Physics Colloquium presents Dr. David Knauth on Interstellar N2.

Wednesday March 16th, 7:30 pm in Heim G-11:
Symposium Speaker Elva Trevino Hart will tell her own story as a Migrant child.

Thursday March 17, 2005, 7:30 pm in C-303:
Dr. Pamela Gaber, Director of the Idalion Excavation in Cyprus, will speak on: "Cyprus and the World of the Bible" Cyprus was the center of the Mediterranean copper trade in antiquity, and helps us to understand the social, historical, political, and religious world of the Israelites, Second Temple Judaism, and early Christianity.

Friday March 18th, 8:00 pm at the Knauth's house:
Archaeology Party with Dr. Pamela Gaber.

Saturday March 19th, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, beginning in A-C B-301:
Archaeology Workshop with Dr. Pamela Gaber.

Wednesday March 23rd, 7:30 pm Symposium in Heim G-11:
Alicia Partnoy, poet and political refugee from Argentina, will speak on "Live to Tell"

Wednesday March 30th, 7:00 pm in Burchfield Lounge:
REAL Club Fireside Chat (Religious Exploration At Lycoming) - discussion on the topic of the Israel/Palestine conflict and its relationship to the faith communities of the Middle East.

Thursday March 31st, 7:30 pm Spring Symposium in Clarke Chapel:
Richard Rodriguez will speak on "Brown: the New Color of America." Richard Rodriguez is an author, journalist, and essayist on the Jim Lehrer NewsHour. The Lycoming College Jazz Ensemble will provide a warm-up performance at 7:10.

Sunday April 10th, 2:00 pm in the Gymn: Honors Convocation. Special congratulations to:
Peter Via, winner of the Eduardo Guerra Prize in Biblical Languages for Hebrew; Laura Taylor, winner of the Faculty Prize in Archaeology; Katherine John, winner of the Faculty Prize in Religion; and Cynthia Betz, winner of the McDowell Scholarship for Ministry.

April 20 - 21, various times:
Archaeology Program Review - plan to participate and give your input!

Sunday April 24th, 6 - 9 pm in Snowden Library:
Exam Review Sessions.

June 18th - August 7th at Idalion in Cyprus:
Come dig with us in Cyprus this summer!

Fall 2005

Study Abroad Forum
Monday September 19, 7:00 pm, Heim G-9 Learning about other cultures and different viewpoints is a crucial component of the traditional liberal arts education. There is no better way to accomplish this than to study abroad. Find out how YOU can make Study Abroad a part of YOUR education! Come to the Study Abroad Forum on Monday and find out about the possibilities!

The Fall Symposium will be on Einstein's Miraculous Year and Legacy.
Wednesday September 21, 7:30 pm in Heim G-11 For the opening event, Dr. Stephen Barr will speak on the tremendous impact of three of Einstein's most important theories on the centennial of their publication. This is not just for math and physics types. Einstein's theories had a huge impact on the world - on philosophical and religious views, on history and politics, and on ethical issues as well as on math and science. Don't miss this celebration of perhaps the single most influential person of the last century.

Thursday September 22, 11:45 am, in the Student Board Room:
Theological Professions Advisory Committee Lunch! For students interested in future Ministry of any kind, a lunch-time get-together. Bring up a tray from the cafeteria!

Tuesday September 27th, 7:00 pm in Heim G-11:
Mary Catherine Roper, ACLU (Civil Liberties Union) attorney, will address issues regarding: "Religious Freedom in 2005." Sponsored by the Departments of Psychology, Criminal Justice and Education.

Wednesday September 28, 7:00 pm in Heim G-11:
Dr. Lawrence Schiffman of NYU will speak on: "Apocalypticism and Messianism: From the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Rabbis" The world's foremost expert on early Judaism and the Dead Sea Scrolls - yes, you've seen him on television (PBS, Nova, BBC, A&E, Discovery, etc.), this dynamic, internationally acclaimed scholar will speak on ideas about messiahs and the end of the world in early Jewish literature from the formative period of both Judaism and Christianity. Don't miss this truly remarkable scholar on this really fascinating topic. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Monday October 3rd, 6:15 pm at Ohev Sholom Synagogue on Cherry St., W'pt:
Rosh Hashanah service (Jewish New Year)

Monday October 17th, 7:00 pm in D-001 (Academic Center Basement):
Rev. Dr. Sirirat Pusurinkham of Thailand will speak on topics including the trafficking of women and children, child prostitution in Thailand, child labor, undocumented children, orphanages, and ministry with AIDS patients. Sponsored by the Sociology/Anthropology Society along with the 5 campus sororities.

Wednesday October 26th, 6:30-7:30 pm in Pennington Lounge:
Passport Acquisitions and Renewals made easy! Bring your documents (birth certificate and picture ids or previous passport, plus 2 passport photos and $$) and get or renew your passport! For more info, see: http://www.lycoming.edu/studyabroad/passport_checklist.htm

Friday October 28th, 7:30 pm at Bet Ha-Shalom Synagogue on Center St., W'pt:
Simchat Torah service (rolling back the Torah scroll)

Tuesday November 1st, 11:45 am in the Jonas Room in Wertz Student Center:
TPAC lunch with Earl Beane, Director of Admissions at Boston University School of Theology. Bring up your tray from the cafeteria (commuter students contact Dr. Steve Johnson for tickets) and find out about preparing for future ministry (and seminary applications, of course!)!

Thursday November 3rd, 7:30 pm in Heim G-11:
Dr. Pamela Gaber, Director of the Lycoming Archaeological Expedition to Idalion, Cyprus, will speak on: "The Bible and the Religions of the Ancient Near East."

Friday November 4th, 5:30 pm in the Schultz Room in Wertz Student Center:
The Annual Archaeology Welcome Gathering and Summer Dig / Internship Report featuring reports from the field in Cyprus, Israel, Maryland, New York and Muncy!

Monday November 14th, 8:00 pm at the Knauth's house:
David Seminar Movie Night.

November 17 - 22, Philadelphia PA:
ASOR and SBL Annual Meetings. Contact Robin Knauth or Steven Johnson if you would like to attend.

Saturday December 3rd, 3:00 pm in Pennington Lounge:
The History Club sponsors a "Lord of the Rings" Trivial Pursuit Tournament.

Sunday December 4th, 7:00 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church on W. 4th St.:
A Service of Evensong featuring the joint choirs of Trinity Episcopal Church and Christ Church.

Monday December 5th, 7:00 pm at Ohev Sholom Synagogue on Cherry St., W'pt:
Dr. Rivka Ulmer, Professor of Jewish Studies at Bucknell, will speak on: "The Biblical Exodus: New Evidence from Ancient Egypt."

Thursday December 8th, 4:30 pm in the Student Board Room in Wertz:
REAL Club PDR.

Friday December 9th, 8:00 - 11:00 pm in Snowden Library:
Exam Review Sessions.

Sunday December 11th, 7:00 pm in Clarke Chapel:
Christmas Candlelight Service.

Spring 2006

Monday January 16th, 7:00 pm in AC C-303, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:
Dr. Richard Hughes, Professor of Religion at Lycoming College will speak on: "Marching for Justice: Experiences of the Civil Rights Movement, 1963-1966."

Wednesday January 25th, 7:00 pm in Clarke Chapel, for the Spring Symposium:
Woodrow Wilson Fellow Dr. David Shipler, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former New York Times foreign correspondent, will speak on: "The Working Poor: Invisible in America" (book signing to follow)

Other Related Events with Dr. Shipler:
Fireside chat in Snowden Library - Tuesday, January 24th, 7:00 pm Lunch with students in the Jonas Room - Thursday, January 26th, 11:45 am Coffee Chat at JV Brown Library - Friday, January 27th, 10:30 am Dr. Shipler will also be attending many classes during his week-long visit. David Shipler's books can be purchased at the Campus Bookstore prior to his Public Lecture Wednesday night. Any books remaining will be on sale at the event as well. He will have a book-signing directly after his presentation in Clarke Chapel.

Saturday January 28, 2:00 pm in Pennington Lounge:
The History Club sponsors a "Lord of the Rings" Trivial Pursuit Tournament.

Sunday January 29, 4:00 pm in Mary Welch Theatre:
Sophokles' ELEKTRA A 2,400-year-old Greek play translated by Ezra Pound and directed by N. J. Stanley, performed by the Highwire theater company with the Lycoming College Theatre Department. ADMISSION FREE

Wednesday February 1st, 8:00 pm in Clarke Chapel:
Black History Month GospelFest, featuring guest speaker Pastor Eddie Cross. The GospelFest kicks off a month of activities for Black History Month, and features Pastor Eddie Cross, a motivational speaker from Harrisburg. Other participants in the GospelFest include the Lock Haven University Gospel Choir, The Bucknell University Gospel Choir, the Penn State University Silent Praise Dancers, and the Ebenezer Baptist Church Gospel Choir.

Thursday February 9th, 8:00 pm in Honors Hall:
Heroes: Multimedia Compositions for Electric Violin, Digital Loop Sequencer, and Videography featuring Ritsu Katsumata on electric violin with video by Lynn Estomin and Ritsu Katsumata.

Wednesday February 15th, 6:00 pm in C-303:
May Term and Study Abroad Forum.

Thursday February 16th, 11:45 am in Jonas Room:
Organizational Lunch Meeting for new Religion Honors Society (TAK).

Thursday February 16th - Saturday February 18th, 8:00 pm in Mary Welch Theater:
Shakespeare's R&J, featuring Archaeology major Tom Courtney (among others).

Sunday February 19th, 9:00 am & 10:30 am at Trinity Church on W. 4th St., Williamsport:
Trinity Church 140th Anniversary Service, using the 1789 Prayer Book. Join the REAL Club in experiencing a worship service straight out of the 1700s, beginning at 10:30 am. Also, at 9:00 am, hear from PCT Chemistry Prof. Dave Clark on "Intelligent Design" (Adult Ed. class).

Monday February 20th, 8:30 pm in Clarke Chapel:
Black History Month Speaker Victor Vega.

Thursday March 9th, 12:00 noon in Heim G-11:
Federal Judge John E. Jones, III, will speak on legal issues surrounding the teaching of "Intelligent Design" in the Dover School System.

Friday March 10th, 12:45 pm in B-307:
Dr. Eduardo Guerra will speak to the REL 228 class on his recent travels to Egypt.

Friday March 10th, 9:00 pm in Clarke Chapel:
Memorial Service for Dave Riley.

Tuesday March 14th, 8:00 pm in FA 107:
Lyco student Gary Moyer will speak on his Study Abroad Experience in Cyprus.

Friday March 17th:
Art Trip!

Thursday March 23rd, 11:45 am - 12:50 pm:
TPAC Lunch with U.S. Navy Chaplain John Lea (Lyco alum and board member).

Thursday March 23rd - Friday March 24th, in Erie PA:
Regional SBL and ASOR meetings, featuring papers by Lyco students Darlene Holt and Shane Hicks-Lee. Contact Robin Knauth if you would like to attend.

Sunday March 26th, 7:00 pm at Christ Church Episcopal on Mulberry St.:
A Service of Evensong featuring the joint choirs of Trinity Episcopal Church and Christ Church.

Wednesday March 29th, 5:30 pm in Wertz, 3rd fl. lounge:
History Club presents ancient ethnic recipes and fun.

Wednesday March 29th, 7:30 pm in Heim G-11, for the Ewing Lecture:
Dr. John Contreni, Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of History, Purdue University, will speak on: "What Do We Need to Know about the Crusades?"

Thursday March 30th, 12:00 pm in Heim G-11:
Biology Colloquium presentation on Forensics.

Thursday March 30, 7:30 pm in Heim G-11:
Artist in Residence Victor Masayesva, Jr., will screen and discuss some recent short films representing Native American culture and traditions such as: Pensoyungkam: People with a Pencil Paatuwaqatsi: Water, Land & Life Imagining Indians Two Faces of One Room Ritual Clowns

Wednesday April 5th, 6:30 pm in the new Honors Hall:
Induction ceremony for the new Religion Honors Society TAK: - Featuring speakers Dr. Eduardo Guerra and Dr. Richard Hughes

April 6 - 8, 8:00 pm in Mary Welch Theater:
Lysistrata - an ancient Greek play by Aristophanes, featuring several Rel/Arch majors and Greek students.

Thursday April 6th, 11:45 am - 12:50 pm in the Jonas Room:
TPAC Lunch with Melanie Taormina on her experience with Taize

Sunday April 9th, 2:00 pm in the Gymn: Honors Convocation Special congratulations to:
Kelly Szpara, winner of the Eduardo Guerra Prize in Biblical Languages for Greek; Stephanie Wanek, winner of the Faculty Prize in Archaeology; and Margaret Bortner, winner of the Faculty Prize in Religion.

Monday April 10th, 6:45 pm at the Knauth's house:
Old Testament Women Seminar Movie Night - Hollywood's Esther

Wednesday April 12th, 7:00 pm in the new Honors Hall:
Induction ceremony for the History Honors Society

Thursday April 20th, 11:45 am - 12:50 pm at Jack's:
TPAC Lunch with Seminarian (and recent Lyco grad) Ann Runnels.

Monday April 24, 4:15 in C-303:
Religion Candidate Margaret Cohen of Penn State will speak on the ancient Israelite site of Megiddo in the Bible and in recent archaeological excavations. Join us beforehand for lunch in the cafeteria at noon.

Tuesday April 25, 4:15 in C-303:
Religion Candidate Jennifer Quast of Hebrew Union College will speak on Hebrew Poetry. Join us beforehand for lunch in the cafeteria at noon.

May Term Trip to Cambodia and Vietnam!

May Term Dig in Muncy!

June 4 - July 7 at Gezer in Israel:
Come dig with us! The application deadline is April 15th.

Fall 2006

Friday September 15th, 7:00 pm, UCM Lounge in Honors Hall:
Archaeology Movie Night!

Fall Symposium on Asia Tuesday September 19, 8:00 pm in Clarke Chapel - opening event:
World renowned Pipa virtuoso Wu Man will perform traditional Chinese Pipa music.

Study Abroad Forum
Wednesday September 20, 6:00 pm, Heim G-9 Learning about other cultures and different viewpoints is a crucial component of the traditional liberal arts education. There is no better way to accomplish this than to study abroad. Find out how YOU can make Study Abroad a part of YOUR education! Come to the Study Abroad Forum on Monday and find out about the possibilities!

Fall Symposium on Asia Wednesday September 20, 7:30 pm in Heim G-11:
Animation Artist LiQin Tan.

Fall Symposium on Asia Thursday September 21, 4:00 pm in Snowden Art Gallery:
Gallery opening reception for "Across the Divide II - Twenty Asian Artists."

Friday September 22nd, 6:15 pm at Ohev Sholom Synagogue on Cherry St., W'pt:
Rosh Hashanah service (Jewish New Year)

Monday September 25th, 6:00 pm in Pennington Lounge:
Passport Acquisitions and Renewals made easy! Bring your documents (birth certificate and picture ids or previous passport, plus 2 passport photos and $$) and get or renew your passport! For more info, see: http://www.lycoming.edu/studyabroad/passport_checklist.htm

Thursday September 28, 11:45 am, in the Jonas Room:
Theological Professions Advisory Committee Lunch! For students interested in future Ministry of any kind, a lunch-time get-together. Bring up a tray from the cafeteria!

Fall Symposium on Asia Friday September 29, 5:00 pm in Snowden Art Gallery:
Gallery opening reception for student artwork from the 2006 May Term Trip to Vietnam and Cambodia!

Tuesday October 3rd, 5:30 pm at the PCT Gallery, Madigan Library Rm 303:
David Hostetler Gallery Talk and Exhibit Opening (exhibit open Oct. 3-29) "The Iconography of the Goddess"

Friday October 13th, 6:00 pm in the Schultz Room in Wertz Student Center:
The Annual Archaeology Welcome Gathering and Summer Dig / Internship Report featuring reports from the field in Israel, Egypt and Muncy, plus internships!

Thursday October 19th, 11:45 am in the Jonas Room in Wertz Student Center:
TPAC lunch with Philippine Missionaries Paul and Elvie Barner. Bring up your tray from the cafeteria (commuter students contact Dr. Steve Johnson for tickets) and find out about working in missions!

Friday October 20th, all day, in NYC:
Art Trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC!

Saturday October 21st, 10:30 am at the Zembo Shrine in Harrisburg:
Ordination Service for the new Episcopal Bishop of Central PA - Desmond Tutu to preach!

Sunday October 22, 2:00 pm at the Lycoming County Historical Museum on W. 4th St.:
Thomas Martinez will speak on "A Brotherhood of Murder" Part of a special traveling exhibit from the US Holocaust Museum on "Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings" Oct. 22 - Dec. 19, 2006.

Monday October 23, 7:00 pm in Honors Hall:
Ecumenical Taize Prayer Service.

Sunday November 5th, 5:00 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church on W. 4th St.:
A Service of Evensong featuring the joint choirs of Trinity Episcopal Church and Christ Church, directly following a special ceremony for the "seating" of the new Bishop of Central Pennsylvania.

Wednesday November 8th - Dr. Steven Fine to speak in Williamsport!
11/8, 6:15 pm, at Ohev Sholom Synagogue on Cherry St. in Williamsport (more):
"'When I Went to Rome, I Saw the Menorah...':
The Jerusalem Temple Implements between 70 C.E. and the Fall of Rome"
11/8, 8:00 pm, at Lycoming College in Heim G-11:
"Art and Judaism in the Greco-Roman World: Toward a New Jewish Archaeology"
11/9, 8:30 am, at Lycoming College in the Jonas Room, Wertz Student Center:
Breakfast workshop on "Idolatry and Judaism"
(for archaeology students - bring up your tray from the cafeteria)

Steven Fine is Professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University in New York City, where he focuses upon the interrelationships between ancient Jewish literature, art and archeology. Dr. Fine wrote his doctorate in Jewish history from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and holds an MA in art history from the University of Southern California and a BA in religious studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Steven Fine's most recent book is Art and Judaism in the Greco-Roman World: Toward a New Jewish Archaeology (Cambridge University Press, 2005). He is also an editor of IMAGES: A Journal for the Study of Jewish Art and Visual Culture (E.J. Brill).

Saturday November 11th, 3:00 pm in Pennington Lounge:
The History Club sponsors a "Lord of the Rings" Trivial Pursuit Tournament.

Fall Symposium on Asia Tuesday November 14, 7:30 pm in Heim G-11:
Public Lecture on Education in China by Chinese Secretary of Education Dr. Dexiang Zhang.

November 15 - 21, Washington D.C.:
ASOR and SBL Annual Meetings, including a field trip to the National Holocaust Museum. Contact Robin Knauth, Margaret Cohen or Steven Johnson if you would like to attend.

Saturday December 2nd and 9th (and every Saturday), 6:30 pm at Orthodox Church:
Vespers, followed by Family Movie. Contact Sarah Hughes or Robin Knauth for a ride.

Sunday December 10th, 7:00 pm in Clarke Chapel:
Christmas Candlelight Service.

Spring 2007

Big News for Spring 2007 (scroll down):
March Field Trip to Phila to see the Tutankhamun and Amarna Exibits at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the U.Penn. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology!

AND
Opportunities for East Asian Studies: Chinese to be offered next fall! (see news for the Spring Symposium on Asian Immigration)

AND
Lycoming College continues to be an official sponsoring consortium school for an archaeological excavation at Tel Gezer in Israel - come dig with us! (application deadline is April 25th)

January 2007:
The new Biblical Archaeology Society "Dig List" is out! Drop by one of our offices (D-319, D-320) to take a look and get ready to sign on for next summer's dig!

Saturday January 20th, 2:00 pm in Pennington Lounge:
The History Club sponsors a "Lord of the Rings" Trivial Pursuit Tournament.

Monday January 22nd, 7:00 pm at Trinity Church (4th St.):
Taize Service

Wednesday January 24th, 7:00 pm in Honors Hall:
King's Dream (in honor of Martin Luther King Day)

Friday January 26th, 7:00 pm in Clarke Chapel:
GospelFest

Thursday March 1st - Friday March 2nd, in Baltimore MD:
Regional SBL/AAR meetings.

Saturday March 10th, all day, in Philadelphia:
King Tut Exhibit at Franklin Institute Amarna Exhibit at U.Penn. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Contact Lindsay Vosburg or Robin Knauth if you would like to go!

Tuesday March 13th, 7:30 pm in Honors Hall:
Magdalen Hsu-Li "Smashing the Ceiling" concert and "Redefinition of Identity" artist talk

Sunday March 18th, 1:30 - 4:00 pm in Honors Hall:
Foreign Exchange Student Open House

Thursday March 22nd, 7:30 pm in Heim G-11:
Visiting Artist-in-Residence, film-maker Spencer Nakasako Film Screening and Artist Talk for the Spring Symposium on Asian Immigration

Tuesday March 27th, 7:00 pm in Heim G-11:
Eric Liu (former White House speech-writer, advisor for President Clinton) will speak on the new generation of Asian Americans for the Spring Symposium on Asian Immigration

Friday March 30th:
Spring Art Museum Trip!

Wednesday April 11th, 8:00 pm at the Knauth's house:
Old Testament Women Seminar Movie Night - Hollywood's Esther

Friday April 13th, 6:00 pm in B-309:
Gezer Dig Meeting and Presentation

Thursday April 19th - Friday April 20th, in OH:
Regional SBL and ASOR meetings. Contact Margaret Cohen if you would like to attend.

Sunday April 22nd, 2:00 pm in the Gym:
Honors Convocation Special congratulations to: Marcella Barbosa, winner of the Eduardo Guerra Prize in Biblical Languages for Hebrew; Lindsay Vosburg, winner of the Faculty Prize in Archaeology, the Ewing Prize in History, the Mix Research and Writing Prize in History (for the best paper in Historical Methods, on "Travel and Tourism in the Roman Empire During the Pax Romana"), and the Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Scholarship, for graduate study at the U. of Memphis; Kent Hayden, winner of the Faculty Prize in Religion; Sarah Hughes and Kent Hayden, winners of the McDowell Scholarship for Ministry; Celeste Purosky, winner of the Durkheim Prize in Sociology/Anthropology; Meghan Engelman, winner of the Gillette Prize for French; Kyle Kissell, winner of the Gillette Prize for German, a Phi Kappa Phi travel fellowship, and the DAAD fellowship for study abroad in Germany; Kirsten Darby, winner of a Phi Kappa Phi travel fellowship for study abroad in Germany; Katherine Kressler, winner of the Trask Chemistry Prize; and Meghan Strong, for her honors project in Archaeology on "The Indiana Jones Effect."

Tuesday April 24th, 7:00 pm in Honors Hall:
Induction Ceremony for Theta Alpha Kappa Religion Honor Society Featuring speaker Dr. John F. Piper, Jr.

Wednesday April 25th, 5:00 pm at your local Post Office:
Application Deadline for Digging at Gezer this summer!

Friday May 4th - Sunday May 6th at Ohev Sholom Synagogue (Cherry & Belmont): Centennial Celebration Events

May Term Trips to Medieval Barcelona Spain (History) and Europe (choir)!

May Term Dig in Muncy! Contact Robin VanAuken if interested in participating.

June 14 - July 21 at Gezer in Israel:
Come dig with us! The application deadline is April 25th.

Fall 2007

Friday September 7th, 8:00 pm, UCM Lounge in Honors Hall: Archaeology Movie Night - Enjoy "The Big Dig" and introductions all around!

Monday September 10, 7:30 pm, in Heim G-11:
Fall Symposium on the Abrahamic Faiths - Interfaith Panel featuring: Marvin Hurwitz, member and former President of Temple Beth HaShalom Mrs. Zooka Rajjoub, member of the Williamsport Islamic Community Rev. Ken Weiss, Pastor of First Church of Christ Disciples all of the Williamsport Interfaith Council

Wednesday September 12, 6:00 pm, in Heim G-11:
Study Abroad Forum!

Thursday September 13, 11:45 am, in the Jonas Room:
Theological Professions Advisory Committee Lunch For students interested in future Ministry of any kind, a lunch-time get-together. Bring up a tray from the cafeteria!

Wednesday September 19, 7:30 pm, in Heim G-11:
Fall Symposium on the Abrahamic Faiths - Public Lecture by Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow and renowned journalist Deborah Horan on "Jerusalem: City of Faith, City of Conflict"!

Thursday September 20, 4:00 pm, in C-303:
Archaeology Colloquium with Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Deborah Horan followed by an informal discussion over dinner!

Thursday September 27, 4:00 pm, in C-303:
Archaeology Colloquium by Robin VanAuken on Anthropological Theory and Archaeology, followed by an invitation to visit the Muncy excavation to dig (6:00 pm)!

Wednesday October 3, 7:30 pm, in Clarke Chapel:
Fall Symposium on the Abrahamic Faiths features The Faith Club - A Muslim, a Christian, a Jew - three mothers from three faiths search for understanding...

Thursday October 4, 11:45 am, in the Jonas Room:
Theological Professions Advisory Committee Lunch Featuring Rev. John Charnock on hospital chaplaincy! For students interested in future Ministry of any kind, a lunch-time get-together. Bring up a tray from the cafeteria!

Friday October 5, 6:15 pm, in Wertz:
Fall Archaeology Welcome Gathering - featuring student presentations on summer digs! Bring up your tray from the caf and enjoy dinner, meet other Arch majors, and see the slides!

Wednesday October 24, 7:30 pm, in Heim G-11:
Fall Symposium on the Abrahamic Faiths - Public Lecture by F.E. Peters of NYU on "Tolerance and Monotheism: An Unhappy History"

Thursday October 25, 11:45 am, in the Jonas Room:
Theological Professions Advisory Committee Lunch! For students interested in future Ministry of any kind, a lunch-time get-together. Bring up a tray from the cafeteria!

Thursday-Saturday, November 1-3:
Dr. Pamela Gaber, director of the Lycoming dig at Idalion, Cyprus
     Th 11/1, 4:00 pm in C-303: Archaeology Colloquium on determining cultural relationships
     Th 11/1, 8:00 pm in Heim G-11: Public Lecture on "God's Wife" with husband Bill Dever
     Fr 11/2, 7:45 am in B-309: Course Lecture for New Testament Archaeology
     Fr 11/2, 10:15 am in B-309: Course Lecture for Old Testament
     Fr 11/2, 11:30 am in the Fine Arts Lecture Hall: Course Lecture for Art History
     Fr 11/2, 12:45 pm in B-309: Course Lecture for Biblical Archaeology
     Sat 11/3, 10:00 am in B-309: Archaeological Methods Workshop

Thursday November 8, 11:45 am, in the Jonas Room:
Theological Professions Advisory Committee Lunch! For students interested in future Ministry of any kind, a lunch-time get-together. Bring up a tray from the cafeteria!