February 14, 1991 |
Paoli Presbyterian Church will offer a five-week Lenten lecture series based on the best-selling book Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Presented by the Rev. Richard R. Streeter, pastor of Paoli Presbyterian, the lecture series begins at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Fellowship Hall. Asked why he chose to tailor the lecture series around Stephen Covey's popular book, Mr. Streeter said, "Most books that are applicable to the church come from the world of business. " Streeter, who is also a Mason, said the book's exploration of product and product capability can be viewed in a religious perspective.
August 19, 1994 |
Season ticket, anyone? Obviously, we're not talking ball game here. We're talking Amy Tan, Oliver Stone, Gloria Naylor and Wendy Wasserstein. A limited number of season tickets went on sale yesterday for the second series of front-rank lectures funded by the William Penn Foundation at the Logan Square branch of the Free Library. The series by four major American figures in literature, film and theater, beginning Sept. 19 in the library's Montgomery Auditorium, is titled "Rebuilding the Future," and will consider "ways in which people create and destroy a sense of community.
April 11, 1988 |
The Chester County Historical Society believes Chester County's past, from prehistoric times to the Industrial Revolution, is as fascinating as its present. To celebrate the past, the society is sponsoring a series of seven lectures to be held on successive Wednesdays, beginning April 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the society's building, 225 N. High St., West Chester. Each lecture will be accompanied by a slide show and will fit into a broad survey of prehistoric, historic and industry archaeology, with a special emphasis on Chester County and the surrounding Delaware Valley.
September 14, 1995 |
Stephen Jay Gould is coming to Philadelphia tomorrow to talk about the nature of excellence, as the first speaker for this year's lecture series at the Central Branch of the Free Library. For anybody who just stepped out of a cave, let it be known that Gould is among the century's most celebrated paleontologists, and the author of The Panda's Thumb, The Mismeasure of Man, Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes, and a monthly column in Natural History magazine. For anybody who believes that a man named Adam met a woman named Eve through a Biblical dating service, let it be known that Gould reveres Darwin.
September 21, 1989 |
For nearly all of his professional life, Neil Sheehan has been concerned with the war in Vietnam. From his very first assignment at United Press International in 1962, to the Pulitzer Prize-winning effort on the Pentagon Papers in 1972 when he was a Washington correspondent for the New York Times, the Vietnam War has been Sheehan's obsession. "This was the most significant event of my generation," Sheehan said in an interview this week. After more than a decade of covering the war, Sheehan took an administrative leave from his job at the New York Times in 1972, and set out to write a book about the war. The result, 16 years later, was the highly acclaimed 861-page A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam.
January 16, 1998 |
Caterpillars, wildflowers, watershed associations, and Bucks County's natural landscape are just some of the topics that will be covered in the weekly winter lecture series at Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve in Washington Crossing Historic Park. "We've tried to put together a variety of programs that are interesting, in and of themselves as a Sunday diversion, and that are also informative," said Paul Teese, the new director at the preserve. "The intent is both educational and entertaining.
May 7, 1987 |
Main Line Forum, the popular lecture series whose speakers have ranged from top political analysts to Broadway producers, has been canceled, the victim of escalating speaker fees and dwindling attendance, the organizers have announced. The program had suffered serious financial losses over the last several years and could no longer afford to pay high speaker fees, which this year averaged $5,000 to $6,000, said Richard Berkof, Forum chairman. "Speaker fees have escalated at a much higher rate than we can, in all conscience, raise the ticket prices," Berkof said.
February 16, 1992 |
The home front in World War II is the focus of a free public lecture series at Camden County College's Blackwood campus on Wednesday evenings through April 1. "World War II Comes to America: The Experiences of Ordinary Citizens from G.I. Joe to Rosie the Riveter" explores life in the United States before and during the conflict. The next lecture will be "Blacks in the World War II Era" by Raymond Wolters, professor of history at the University of Delaware. His talk will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Dennis Flyer Memorial Theatre.
February 24, 1991 |
Professor Gabor S. Boritt of Gettysburg College will deliver the first in a semiannual series of history lectures at the Haverford School on Lancaster Avenue in Haverford at 8 p.m. March 4. The topic of the lecture will be "Punch Lincoln: The British Humor Magazine Looks at the American Civil War President. " Boritt's lecture is a part of a larger emphasis the school has placed in recent months on Civil War history in honor of its late headmaster, Davis R. Parker. Parker, who was a Civil War enthusiast, died in 1989, two years after retiring from his post at the school and moving to Gettysburg with his wife, Jane.
April 13, 2004 |
An array of high-powered women who are tops in their fields will share details of their professional lives and describe their efforts to balance career and family in a series of talks beginning this week at Springside School in Chestnut Hill. The public lecture series will be the highlight of a yearlong celebration marking the 125th anniversary of the city's oldest private school for girls. Titled "Illuminating Women," the speaker series will include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor; Amy Gutmann, president-elect of the University of Pennsylvania; and international opera star Frederica von Stade.