News Archive: 2015

Drug Policy Alliance’s NJ State Director to speak on war on drugs Oct. 20 at Muhlenberg College
Roseanne Scotti, the New Jersey state director for Drug Policy Alliance, will speak about whether the ‘War on Drugs’ across America makes us safer or not.
Mon, 19 Oct 2015 10:26:00 EDT

Men's Golf Breaks 300 Again
The Muhlenberg men's golf team closed out a successful fall season with another impressive performance at the Franklin & Marshall Fall Invitational.
Mon, 19 Oct 2015 08:57:00 EDT

Novelist Maggie Shipstead to participate in Muhlenberg’s Living Writers series
Shipstead will give a public reading of her work on Monday, October 19, at 7 p.m. in Miller Forum, Moyer Hall. This event, part of the College's fall 2015 Living Writers series, is free and open to the public.
Wed, 14 Oct 2015 15:07:00 EDT

Israeli author and journalist to speak on women’s issues Oct. 15 at Muhlenberg College
Lihi Lapid, a bestselling author and journalist, will speak on contemporary issues facing Israeli women.
Wed, 14 Oct 2015 15:01:00 EDT

John I. Williams, Jr. officially welcomed as Muhlenberg’s 12th president at Inauguration
John I. Williams, Jr. will be officially welcomed as Muhlenberg College’s 12th president at a presidential installation ceremony on Oct. 25.
Wed, 14 Oct 2015 08:13:00 EDT

Muhlenberg hosts climate change awareness events
Muhlenberg College brings two events to campus that are intended to spark discussion about climate change throughout the College community.
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 08:11:00 EDT

Muhlenberg College Enters International Partnership with University of Groningen
President John Williams and Dr. William Gruen visited the prestigious Dutch university to meet with administration and faculty before signing a Memorandum of Understanding with University president Sibrandes Poppema.
Tue, 29 Sep 2015 08:20:00 EDT

Bruckner Takes on New Role at Muhlenberg
Mike Bruckner has been named Vice President for External Affairs and Community Relations at Muhlenberg College. Bruckner has been the Vice President for Public Relations at the College for the past 19 years.
Wed, 23 Sep 2015 08:14:00 EDT

Muhlenberg College mourns the passing of Joanne Mortimer
Dr. Mortimer served as professor of European history at Muhlenberg from 1957 - 1983.
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 13:42:00 EDT

Award-winning poet Stephen Kuusisto to read at Muhlenberg
Poet Stephen Kuusisto will give a public reading of his work on Monday, September 28, at 7:00 p.m. in Miller Forum, Moyer Hall.
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 13:31:00 EDT

A Festival of world premiere one-act plays, Muhlenberg’s ‘New Voices’ spotlights talent of emerging playwrights
From the creative minds of three emerging playwrights comes Muhlenberg College’s “New Voices,” an evening of theater featuring three short plays. “New Voices” runs Sept. 30 – Oct. 4 on the Studio Theatre stage.
Thu, 10 Sep 2015 09:27:00 EDT

Muhlenberg College’s WMUH-FM to host 9/11 radio program
Host of WMUH-FM’s “Kol Haemek…The Voice of the Valley” radio program Cantor Kevin D. Wartell will host a special show on Friday in commemoration of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Thu, 10 Sep 2015 08:36:00 EDT

Muhlenberg College ranks among nation’s top liberal arts colleges according to U.S. News
College ties for #72 among liberal arts colleges, #52 in colleges for veterans
Thu, 10 Sep 2015 08:32:00 EDT

Marine Corps Vet Dan Lasko To Speak at Raker Lecture on Sept. 29 at Muhlenberg College
Lasko, a Marine Corps veteran, will discuss the challenges of being a wounded warrior and amputee as the topic of the Conrad W. Raker Lecture, held at Muhlenberg on September 29.
Tue, 08 Sep 2015 16:17:00 EDT

Living Writers series brings acclaimed authors to Muhlenberg College
The Muhlenberg College English Department presents “Living Writers,” which in its 20th year, brings both burgeoning & established authors to campus.
Tue, 08 Sep 2015 16:05:00 EDT

Muhlenberg College's acclaimed Theatre & Dance Department announces 2015-2016 season
Mainstage productions include six theater productions, three dance concerts, circus performance
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:36:00 EDT

Muhlenberg College Hillel welcomes first year-long Israel Fellow to campus
Muhlenberg College Hillel welcomes Or Adi, its first full-time, year-long Jewish Agency for Israel and Hillel International Israel Fellow to campus.
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:50:00 EDT

Standard & Poor’s Affirms Muhlenberg’s A+ Rating
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its 'A+' rating, with a stable outlook, on Lehigh County General Purpose Authority, Pa.'s college revenue bonds, issued for Muhlenberg College.
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 08:41:00 EDT

Muhlenberg ranked 6th in Theatre & Dance in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges: 2016 Edition”
Campus food and dining services also earn special recognition
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:49:00 EDT

Muhlenberg College ranks on list of top 50 liberal arts colleges
The College made Money magazine’s 2015 list of the top 50 liberal arts colleges in the country.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:12:00 EDT

Muhlenberg College ranked #30 in undergraduate accounting programs recently ranked Muhlenberg College as an institution with one of the top 50 undergraduate accounting programs in the country.
Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:51:00 EDT

Muhlenberg Students Continue Tradition of Independent Undergraduate Research
This summer, more than 50 Muhlenberg students are conducting independent faculty-mentored research in the arts, humanities and sciences.
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:55:00 EDT

Gordon Wrestles in Europe
Muhlenberg wrestler Jake Gordon, a rising sophomore competing in the 174-pound weight class, recently returned from the Division III European Wrestling Exchange trip.
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:00:00 EDT

Muhlenberg named to consortium for digital resources
Muhlenberg College was recently named one of the 42 institutions that will comprise the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Consortium on Digital Resources for Teaching and Research.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:00:00 EDT

John Williams takes Muhlenberg College forward as 12th president
On July 1, a new era of leadership and vision begins at Muhlenberg.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:59:00 EDT

Bauer Repeats on Academic All-America First Team
For the second straight year, Tyler Bauer '15 was named to the Capital One NCAA Division III Academic All-America Track & Field Cross Country first team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 16:00:00 EDT

The Wescoe School of Muhlenberg College wins Telly Award
The Wescoe School of Muhlenberg College received a Bronze Telly for the television commercial “#1 for Vets.”
Wed, 17 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EDT

Nikki Rhoads ’08 returns to Muhlenberg as Director of College Communications
Nikki Rhoads, a 2008 graduate of Muhlenberg College, will return to her alma mater to serve as director of college communications.
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:58:00 EDT

E. S. Curtis The North American Indian: The Kwakiutl
An intriguing segment of Edward S. Curtis’s Photogravures of The North American Indian is the focus of a year-long curatorial project for Marc Jablonksi '15.
Fri, 12 Jun 2015 11:29:00 EDT

Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre’s 35th Season features world premiere children’s musical “Grimm!”
This summer’s MSMT family show, opening June 17, will feature free activity workshops after every performance
Fri, 12 Jun 2015 11:22:00 EDT

Kevin Hargrove ‘14 finds losing can be a winning experience
The Muhlenberg men’s basketball alumnus finds happiness in the role of Globetrotter foil
Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:00:00 EDT

'Berg receives commitment to support Trexler Trust Neighborhood Improvement Zone Community Service Internship Program
Program will support an additional 10 student internships at local nonprofits annually
Wed, 27 May 2015 13:39:00 EDT

Allan Chen, veteran Silicon Valley ed-tech leader, named Chief Information Officer at Muhlenberg College
Chen will lead the College’s efforts to streamline and advance the academic, social and creative experience and impact of Muhlenberg’s community both on and off campus.
Tue, 26 May 2015 14:07:00 EDT

President Emeritus status granted to Randy Helm
'Berg has advanced in academic and financial strength and reputation under Helm's careful stewardship of the College's resources
Tue, 19 May 2015 16:05:00 EDT

Muhlenberg Celebrates 167th Commencement
'Berg says goodbye to the class of 2015
Mon, 18 May 2015 20:30:00 EDT

Cora Wallace: Muhlenberg Heptathlete
If you talk to Muhlenberg senior track and field athlete Cora Wallace long enough, you will find that she is a big fan of outer space.
Fri, 08 May 2015 08:13:00 EDT

Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre embarks on 35th theatrical season
Summer lineup includes 'Avenue Q,' June 10-28, Muhlenberg premiere of 'Hello, Dolly!,' July 8-26, 'Grimm!' for young audiences, June 17- July 25
Thu, 07 May 2015 16:16:00 EDT

Observations on Policy Development at Muhlenberg
A message from President Helm
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:56:00 EDT

'Berg establishes the Helm Study Abroad Fund
Endowed fund will support students with financial need who wish to have an international education experience
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:34:00 EDT

Dr. Ronald Crutcher, national leader in higher education, announced as Commencement Speaker
Honorary degrees will be awarded to Dr. Eric H. Cline, Ed Harris, Jackie MacMullan and Joia S. Mukherjee, M.D.
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:29:00 EDT

Muhlenberg announces faculty promotions
Seven promoted to full professor following the spring meeting of the Board of Trustees
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:38:00 EDT

Muhlenberg receives Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics grant
The grant provides $15,000 for student stipends and $6,000 to fund faculty research, in addition to dedicated allowances for travel to the Student Research Conference this summer at Brigham Young University.
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:12:00 EDT

Muhlenberg student Ellison Heil '16 provides update from Nepal
'Berg student describes situation following tragic earthquake
Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:07:00 EDT

Update on Muhlenberg students abroad in Nepal
'Berg students are safe following earthquake in Nepal; College community sends thoughts and prayers to victims and survivors
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:13:00 EDT

Jessica Bien, general manager of theatre and dance, to be honored by Lehigh Valley Arts Council
Part of the College community since 2006, Bien will be recognized for her vision in expanding cultural accessibility
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:13:00 EDT

Pastor Chris Harris, leader of Bright Star Church in Chicago, to speak at 'Berg
Harris has been honored for his work to strengthen the ties between African American and Jewish communities
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:39:00 EDT

Karen Dearborn, professor of dance, and Morgan Reilly '15 honored by Allentown Arts Commission
The Arts Ovation Awards honor arts organizations and individuals whose achievements have had a significant and positive impact on the citizens of Allentown and the quality of life in the Allentown cultural community.
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:32:00 EDT

Softball Beats TCNJ with 5-Run Seventh
Freshman Haley Fedak pitched a four-hitter for her first career win
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:13:00 EDT

Modern retelling of 'Romeo and Juliet' sheds light on race relations, police violence
Muhlenberg's Troy Dwyer rewires Shakespeare's romantic tragedy to speak to contemporary audiences
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:19:00 EDT

'Berg Hosts Allies for Inclusion: The Ability Exhibit
Traveling display promotes inclusion of people with disabilities
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:37:00 EDT

Muhlenberg College featured in "The Princeton Review's Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition"
Muhlenberg is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review's 2015 edition of its free book.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:28:00 EDT

Muhlenberg debuts GEMS - a summer camp focused on science education for young women.
GEMS, girls experiencing Muhlenberg science, is designed to engage middle school girls under the direction of faculty mentors. Women faculty from biology, biochemistry, chemistry, environmental science, mathematics, neuroscience and physics will lead daily scheduled science activities.
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:31:00 EDT

Military historian, WWII expert & alumnus Harry Yeide '82 to speak at 'Berg
Talk co-sponsored by Trexler Library and The Wescoe School
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:11:00 EDT

Muhlenberg honors students during Undergraduate Research Week
First recognized in 2011 by the U.S. House of Representatives, Undergraduate Research Week is sponsored each year by the Council for Undergraduate Research.
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:19:00 EDT

Students showcase new venture ideas in 6th annual Innovation Challenge
Participants from all majors compete for seed money
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:40:00 EDT

2015 Senior Thesis Exhibition
Showcasing the work of Caroline Bronston, Deborah Carlin, Hannah Cascio, Lucy Mazur-Warren, Colleen Quinn, Erin Sauter, and Micheal Wadas
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 16:20:00 EDT

Muhlenberg receives National Science Foundation Grant
"Scholars in Math and Science" program will recruit and retain students in the biological sciences
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:15:00 EDT

Donna Murch, associate professor of history at Rutgers U, gives final lecture in Center for Ethics series
Lecture will examine the origins of the Ferguson protests and their historical relationship to other mobilizations against police violence and militarization
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 10:49:00 EDT

'Berg hosts Active Minds' Send Silence Packing® exhibit
Award-winning public exhibit represents the number of students lost each year to suicide
Wed, 08 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT

Kylee Sunderlin, staff attorney at National Advocates for Pregnant Women, to participate in Social Research Social Justice Conference
Sunderlin's talk, "The Hidden Consequences of the War on Drugs: Harming Families and Communities," will be held on April 9, 2015 at Muhlenberg College in Miller Forum, Moyer Hall at 7:00 p.m.
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 13:57:00 EDT

Joe Fab, Emmy-nominated producer, writer and director of the documentary "Paper Clips" speaks on Holocaust Memorial Day
Film screening and follow-up talk sponsored by Muhlenberg College Hillel, Muhlenberg Activities Council, the Chaplain's office and the Institute for Jewish Christian Understanding
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 13:24:00 EDT

'Berg students selected for Air Products Community Internship Program
Through their participation, students will engage in the community, gain experience in their intended career fields and learn more about the world of non-profits
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 13:22:00 EDT

James Peck named associate dean for diversity initiatives
New appointment is one among many recommendations of the College's Diversity Strategic Planning Committee
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 13:47:00 EDT

Eidman Shoots 70 at Alvernia
Freshman Daniel Eidman of the Muhlenberg men's golf team shot a 2-under-par 70 to earn medalist honors at the Alvernia Spring Invitational.
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:47:00 EDT

Tyler Bauer '15 Named Division III National Athlete of the Week
The Muhlenberg senior was named Division III national athlete of the week by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:17:00 EDT

'Dance Emerge' showcases eclectic work in a nationally acclaimed program
Dance performance April 16-18 displays talent of Muhlenberg faculty member Megan Flynn, 11 student choreographers, 60 dancers
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:15:00 EDT

Internationally acclaimed performer Stephan Said to give free concert at Muhlenberg
Pioneer of "global pop" appears courtesy of Center for Ethics
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:17:00 EDT

Wescoe School's healthcare program ranked #1 by Healthcare Administration Degree Programs
Program delivers in-depth application to the specific challenges of the health services industry
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:14:00 EDT

Amaney Jamal, professor of politics and director of the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, to participate in Center for Ethics event
Jamal's talk will examine various aspects of civility and disobedience within Palestinian politics
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:09:00 EDT

'Berg to host EF High School Exchange Year Program
International students will come to campus for an immersion experience
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:01:00 EDT

Michael North delivers the John D.M. Brown Lecture
Named for an alumnus and former faculty member, the Brown Lecture brings a major literary critic to campus every spring
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:16:00 EDT

Prize-winning prose writer Bernard Cooper to read at Muhlenberg
Reception and book signing to follow
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:01:00 EDT

Muhlenberg Students Embark on Annual Alternative Spring Break Trips
Every spring semester, students participate in organized service-based “alternative” spring break trips consisting of volunteering and teamwork.
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:41:00 EDT

Dr. Ilan Stavans to lecture on language of disaster tourism, travel and memory
Talk explores travel in the age of cosmopolitanism and how tourism turns us into automatons.
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 08:48:00 EDT

Friday the 13th - Dr. Jeff Rudski discusses superstition and confirmation bias
Dr. Jeff Rudski explains how superstitions develop and how they may affect our behavior.
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:58:00 EDT

Muhlenberg College to present Kurt Weill's groundbreaking American opera 'Street Scene'
The ambitious production features guest artists Ed Bara and Lauren Curnow, a cast of more than 50 and a 35-piece professional orchestra
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 08:12:00 EDT

E. S. Curtis The North American Indian: The Kwakiutl
An intriguing segment of Edward S. Curtis’s Photogravures of The North American Indian is the focus of a year-long curatorial project for Marc Jablonksi '15.
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:29:00 EDT

Women's Basketball Run Ends
Muhlenberg suffered a 69-54 loss to Geneseo, which advanced to the "Sweet 16" for a matchup with defending national champion FDU-Florham.
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 08:27:00 EDT

Global Chef Bilal Eido shares flavors of the United Arab Emirates
Muhlenberg students will experience authentic Arab cuisine in the Wood Dining Commons when Chef Bilal Eido visits from the United Arab Emirates on March 9-10, 2015, as part of the Sodexo Global Chef program.
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:50:00 EST

Women's basketball win Centennial Conference championship to advance to NCAA Tournament
The Mules captured their eighth CC title with wins over Johns Hopkins and McDaniel over the weekend.
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:38:00 EST

Eboo Patel to give talk on interfaith leadership
Patel, member of President Barack Obama's inaugural Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships and president of the Interfaith Youth Core, will give a talk, “Civil Discourse: Promoting Social Change through Interfaith Action" on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in Muhlenberg College's Miller Forum, Moyer Hall.
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:53:00 EST

Women's Basketball Ranked 5th in Region
The Muhlenberg women's basketball team is fifth in the Mid-Atlantic Region in the second NCAA regional rankings of the season.
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:02:00 EST

Artist and curator Vicki Meek to deliver Black History Month keynote speech
"BlackPower/BlackArt: An Aesthetic Revolution" explores art for social change
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 09:53:00 EST

'Berg hosts Lehigh Valley students in national chemistry competition
Local-level portion of You Be The Chemist Challenge® sponsored by Brenntag North America, Inc. and Muhlenberg's department of chemistry
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 09:51:00 EST

Muhlenberg College presents The Miss Firecracker Contest by Beth Henley
Directed by Francine Roussel, February 18-22, Baker Theatre
Mon, 16 Feb 2015 16:05:00 EST

Chrysan Cronin Discusses Measles And Vaccination in the United States
Chrysan Cronin, lecturer in biology and director of Muhlenberg’s public health program, is closely following the recent measles outbreaks across the United States. The students in her classes now have an opportunity to relate the skills learned in the classroom to policies and reactions on a national level.
Mon, 16 Feb 2015 13:19:00 EST

Jeffrey Alexander delivers lecture on the Holocaust and moral responsibility
Yale professor of sociology discusses cultural trauma theory
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 10:53:00 EST

Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre Announces Open Audition Dates
Auditions for MSMT 2015 season, including 'Avenue Q' and 'Hello, Dolly!' will be held Feb. 22-23. Technical positions and high school internships also available.
Fri, 06 Feb 2015 15:17:00 EST

Muhlenberg College Choir to perform in New York Theatre Workshop production
The Muhlenberg College Choir will appear in The Events, a theatrical performance staged by the New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street, New York, NY 10003), on February 14, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 14:28:00 EST

Faculty promotions announced
Muhlenberg College is pleased to announce the following faculty members have been granted tenure and promoted to the title of associate professor by the Board of Trustees.
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 14:20:00 EST

'Berg featured in new Princeton Review Book "Colleges That Pay You Back: 2015 Edition"
Muhlenberg College is one of the nation's best colleges for students seeking great academics, outstanding career preparation and generous financial aid – according to The Princeton Review.
Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:56:00 EST

Karen Dearborn to receive Distinguished Service Award from LVAIC Dance Consortium
Award to be presented at Muhlenberg's Master Choreographers performance
Tue, 03 Feb 2015 14:33:00 EST

Muhlenberg College English Department to Host Visiting Poets
Muhlenberg College’s English Department will host a poetry conference on campus, featuring Eduardo C. Corral, Tarfia Faizullah and Ishion Hutchinson.
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:43:00 EST

Muhlenberg College Students Promote Campaign to End Sexual Assault
Muhlenberg College students are working with Lee Kolbe, Title IX Coordinator, in a campaign to recruit the College community to stand as advocates in eliminating sexual assault.
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:28:00 EST

Three Mules Honored
Three Muhlenberg athletes were selected as the Centennial Conference athlete of the week in their respective sports.
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:58:00 EST

Muhlenberg College 'Master Choreographers' dance concert displays talents of acclaimed choreographers, more than 60 dancers
Karen Dearborn, chair of Muhlenberg dance program, to receive Distinguished Service Award from LVAIC Dance Consortium
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:37:00 EST

Martin Luther King Jr. Week Programming Announced
Muhlenberg College will celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. with #BlackLivesMatter: A Luta Continua (The Struggle Continues), a week of interactive, interdisciplinary programming that runs from January 18 - 24.
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 13:46:00 EST

Muhlenberg earns Community Engagement Classification by Carnegie Foundation
Muhlenberg College was awarded Community Engagement Classification recertification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The renewal of the classification is an extension of the distinction first earned by Muhlenberg in 2010.
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 15:45:00 EST