Sunday, April 29, 2007

Online photos

Woman who lost teaching degree over MySpace photo sues university

The Associated Press

MILLERSVILLE, Pa. — A woman denied a teaching degree on the eve of graduation because of a MySpace photo has sued the university.

Millersville University instead granted Stacy Snyder a degree in English last year after learning of her Web-published picture, which bore the caption "Drunken Pirate."

"I dreamed about being a teacher for a long time," said Snyder, 27, who now works as a nanny.

The photo, taken at a 2005 Halloween party, shows Snyder wearing a pirate hat while drinking from a plastic "Mr. Goodbar" cup. It was posted on her own MySpace site.

Although Snyder apologized, she learned the day before graduation that she would not be awarded an education degree or teaching certificate.

Jane S. Bray, dean of the School of Education, accused Snyder of promoting underage drinking, the suit states.

The federal lawsuit seeks at least $75,000 in damages. Millersville spokeswoman Janet Kacskos referred questions to a state System of Higher Education spokesman, who declined comment.

Monday, April 23, 2007

It was a beautiful moment

Thanks for tonight, everyone.

It was a beautiful moment of honoring the fallen from the Virginia Tech tragedy. I appreciate all those who came tonight and sang . . . I thought it was a perfect occasion for our choir to provide a musical context for the service.

It seems to me that we have become a new choir in the past week or so . . . one that cares more and loves to sing even more . . . am I imagining that?

Monday, April 16, 2007

Ave maris stella (Trond Kverno)

Ave maris stella

Trond Kverno (b. 1945)

Ave, Maris stella,
Déi mater alma,
Atque semper Virgo
Félix caeli porta

Sumens illud Ave
Gabriélis ore,
Funda nos in pace,
Mutans Evae nomen.

Solve vincla reis,
Profer lumen caecis,
Mala nostra pelle,
Bona cuncta posce.

Monstra te esse matrem,
Sumat per te preces
Qui pro nobis natus,
tulit esse tuus.

Virgo singularis
Inter omnes mitis,
Nos culpis solutos
Mites fac et castos.

Vitam presta puram
Iter para tutum,
Ut, videntes Jesum
Semper collaetemur

Sit laus Deo Patri,
Summo Cristo decus
Spiritui sancto:
Tribus honor unus.

Ave gratia plena, dominus tecum

Benedicta tu in mulieribus!

Hail thou star of ocean
Portal of the sky
Ever virgin Mother
Of the Lord Most High

O! by Gabriel's Ave
Uttered long ago,
Eva's name reversing,
Established peace below

Break the captives' fetters,
Light on blindness pour,
All our ills expelling,
Every bliss implore

Show thyself a Mother,
Offer Him our sighs,
Who for us incarnate
Did not thee despise

Virgin of all virgins
To thy shelter take us,
Gentlest of the gentle
Chaste and gentle make us

Still, as on we journey,
Help our weak endeavor,
Till with thee and Jesus
We rejoice forever

Through the highest heaven,
To the almighty Three
Father, Son, and Spirit,
One same glory be.


Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee
Blessed art thou among women!

The Farmers Boy

The Farmers Boy

Arr. R. Vaughan Williams


Andrew Granlund, conductor

The sun went down behind the hill, Across yon dreary moor:

When weary and lame a boy there came Unto a farmers door.

“Can you tell me if any there be who will give me employ

To plough and sow, to reap and mow and be a farmers boy.

The daughter said “Pray try the lad, no longer let him seek.”

“O yes, dear child” the farmer cried, for tears stold down her cheek.

“For those who’ld work ‘tis hard to wait, or wander for employ,

To plough and sow, to reap and mow and be a farmers boy.

In course of time he grew a man, the good old farmer died;

He left the lad the farm he had, his daughter for his bride;

And now the lad a farmer is, he smiles and thinks with joy

of the lucky day he came that way to be a farmers boy.



Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Durch schwankende Wipfel

Schießt goldener Strahl,

Tief unter den Gipfeln

Das nebliche Tal.

Fern hallt es am Schlosse,

Das Waldhorn ruft,

Es wiehern die Rosse

In die Luft, in die Luft!

Bald Länder und Seen

Durch Wolkenzug

Tief schimmernd zu sehen

In schwindelndem Flug,

Bald Dunkel wieder

Hüllt Reiter und Roß,

O Lieb', o Liebe

So laß mich los! -

Immer weiter und weiter

Die Klänge ziehn,

Durch Wälder und Heiden

Wohin, ach wohin?

Erquickliche Frische,

Süß-schaurige Lust!

Hoch flattern die Büsche,

Frei schlägt die Brust.

Immer weiter und weiter

Die Klänge ziehn,

Durch Wälder und Heiden

Wohin, ach wohin?

Through swaying treetops

a golden ray flashes,

far below the summits

is the misty valley

It rings out in the distance

from the castle, the horn calls,

the horses whinny

into the air.

Now lands and lakes,

now drifting clouds

are to be seen, gleaming afar,

in vertiginous flight.

Now darkness once again

shrouds riders and horses.

O love, o love,

let me go.

Ever further and further

the sounds move on,

through woods and heaths,

whither, ah whither?

Invigorating freshness,

sweet shivers of delight!

The plumes flutter aloft,

the heart beats freely.

And further and further

the sounds move on,

the plumes flutter aloft,

the heart beats freely.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Cheap date, life experience

They are offering ballroom dancing lessons at my church for very little money.

The details:

Hello....a reminder that we are beginning new dance lessons tomorrow,

Tuesdays, April 3rd, 7-approximately 8:30pm

Beginner waltz
Using the wonderful dance floor and facilities at South Highland Presbyterian Church on corner of Highland Ave South nd 21st Street (use the very back entrance off 13th Ave south..park there)

$3.00 donation at the door No partner required

If you can't make it one week or so, there will be review each time so just come join us when you can....a few weeks of waltz, then swing, then lots of variety to follow..come and bring a friend!

Call for details 933-0790.