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News Archive: 2016

Muhlenberg Football's Nick Savant Named to the D3football.com Team of the Week
The junior running back was honored for his performance in Saturday's home game against Gettysburg.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:43:00 EDT


Guantanamo Bay defense lawyer discusses ethics, politics and his experience defending a detainee
In coordination with its Center for Ethics, Muhlenberg College will present the Woodrow Wilson Fellow Public Lecture Sept. 27.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:33:00 EDT


Lecture on U.S. military involvement in Middle East to take place Sept. 19 at Muhlenberg College
The Muhlenberg College Center for Ethics will host military historian Andrew Bacevich. His lecture, "America's War for the Greater Middle East", will take place at 7 p.m. in Moyer Hall's Miller Forum and will be followed by a book signing.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:16:00 EDT


Muhlenberg dining earns accolades
The Princeton Review, Daily Meal give campus food top marks.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 11:59:00 EDT


Muhlenberg College ranks among nation's top liberal arts colleges according to U.S. News
College moves up seven spots from last year to #65 among liberal arts colleges
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 08:12:00 EDT


Political science professors reflect on faculty seminar in Bangladesh
This summer two Muhlenberg faculty members led their peers on an international expedition in an effort to promote global education back in Allentown, Pa.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 14:06:00 EDT


Volleyball coach Alexa Keckler earns 100th win at Muhlenberg
Keckler reached the 100-win milestone at Muhlenberg as the volleyball team went 3-1 at the season-opening Rowan Labor Day Invitational.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 15:31:00 EDT


Men's Golf Wins Tournament in Record Style
The Muhlenberg men's golf team won its own tournament for the second year in a row, setting some records along the way.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 15:31:00 EDT


Center for Ethics announces theme; fall programming
The Muhlenberg College Center for Ethics' theme for the 2016-17 academic year, "War & Peacebuilding," will focus on topics related to these themes.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 10:03:00 EDT


Get to know the Class of 2020
Muhlenberg's newest students bring a wealth of experiences to campus
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 16:34:00 EDT


Muhlenberg College Hillel welcomes second year-long Israel Fellow to campus
Muhlenberg College Hillel welcomes Liron Daniel, its second full-time, year-long Jewish Agency for Israel and Hillel International Israel Fellow to campus.
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 15:48:00 EDT


Levine named head men's tennis coach
Bruce Levine has been hired as the new head men's tennis coach at Muhlenberg College. He replaces Jeff Schmitt, who retired following the 2015-16 season.
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 08:11:00 EDT


Muhlenberg College named #1 college theatre program by The Princeton Review
The theatre program at Muhlenberg College is the nation's best for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2017 edition of its flagship college guide, "The Best 381 Colleges."
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:32:00 EDT


Women and politics: Nicole Baltzer '17 pursues her passions
In 2016, the topic of women and politics is nothing new; this year marks the first time a woman was nominated for president by a major party. Muhlenberg has long been a hotbed of student activism and political engagement, and 'Berg has a politically minded woman of its own who exemplifies that culture today: Nicole Baltzer '17.
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 15:59:00 EDT


Muhlenberg recognized by Money magazine for its great value
Muhlenberg College is one of the top 100 colleges for value, according to Money in its third annual ranking of "The Best Colleges for Your Money."
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:40:00 EDT


Brian Mello & Mark Stein ask students to take history into their own hands.
"Revolutions & Protest in the Middle East" approaches historical and modern-day protests through an interdisciplinary lens. Students do more than learn history; they reenact if as if they were there.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:02:00 EDT


Muhlenberg Appoints VP of Student Affairs/Dean of Students
Allison Gulati has been named vice president of student affairs and dean of students at Muhlenberg College. Gulati is currently the associate dean of students and director of strategic initiatives at Lehigh University.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:22:00 EDT


Kathy Harring promoted to vice president and dean of institutional effectiveness and planning
President John I. Williams, Jr. today announced the promotion of Kathy Harring, effective July 1.
Thu, 09 Jun 2016 09:15:00 EDT


Ten Named to Sportsmanship Team
Ten Muhlenberg athletes were recognized for their behavior on the field, course, court and track with their selection to the 2016 Spring All-Centennial Conference Sportsmanship Team.
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 10:56:00 EDT


Young alumni pursue careers impacting communities
From rural Guatemala to the Jewish community in New York, recent grads are making a difference.
Tue, 07 Jun 2016 09:20:00 EDT


Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion earns top marks
The Institute earned an A- rating, outscoring other Pennsylvania pollsters, including Franklin & Marshall College (B+).
Fri, 03 Jun 2016 13:40:00 EDT


Commencement speaker Charles Ogletree to grads: bounce back from failure, take risks, hold on to faith
Prominent Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree spoke to 517 graduates under clearing skies May 22 at Muhlenberg College’s 168th Commencement. The ceremony took place on the College’s front lawn with the iconic Haas College Center and its signature bell tower framing the stage.
Mon, 23 May 2016 11:21:00 EDT


Muhlenberg’s community engagement efforts praised at Allentown Arts Ovation Awards
Muhlenberg College’s community engagement efforts were recognized in a big way this week.
Fri, 13 May 2016 15:40:00 EDT


Muhlenberg announces new faculty hires
The new hires include 10 tenure track faculty—including some individuals already on campus who have been promoted to tenure track positions—and six short-term appointments, including a Consortium for Faculty Diversity Fellow.
Thu, 12 May 2016 16:40:00 EDT


Muhlenberg Board of Associates Honors Students for Community Service
Four Muhlenberg students were awarded the 2016 Muhlenberg College Board of Associates Community Service Awards at the annual spring dinner.
Thu, 12 May 2016 11:39:00 EDT


Summer Study gives students the opportunity to take courses at convenient times and locations
Muhlenberg’s Summer Study Session I begins Wednesday, May 25 on-campus and online.
Tue, 03 May 2016 16:45:00 EDT


William J. Tighe promoted to professor of history
The Board of Trustees promoted Tighe on the recommendation of President John I. Williams, Jr.
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:15:00 EDT


Prominent Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree to speak at Commencement May 22
The 10 a.m. ceremony will take place on the College’s front lawn, with the iconic Haas College Center and its signature bell tower serving as a backdrop.
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 11:20:00 EDT


Muhlenberg students combine dedication, savvy and ingenuity in annual Innovation Challenge
The competition encourages creative thinkers to develop an innovative idea that satisfies a particular market, social or environmental need while competing for cash prizes.
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:50:00 EDT


Hopes, Peterson Earn CCHonors
Two Muhlenberg diamond athletes received weekly honors from the Centennial Conference.Junior Robbie Hopes was named player of the week in baseball, and sophomore Hayley Peterson was the softball pitcher of the week.
Tue, 12 Apr 2016 09:09:00 EDT


Muhlenberg’s Opera Workshop performs Hansel and Gretel
Performances of Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck will be held on April 15 and April 16 at 8:00 p.m. in Egner Memorial Chapel. Admission is free with general seating.
Mon, 11 Apr 2016 09:28:00 EDT


Study finds Muhlenberg College contributes $149m to statewide economic impact
The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) found that Muhlenberg’s economic impact, through student spending, employee payroll, visitor spending, construction and institutional expenditures, totaled $149,068,972 in 2014.
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 16:29:00 EDT


Martin Art Gallery hosts "Contemporaries' Art," April 4-30
The exhibit features selected works from the Hudson Center for Contemporary Arts Residency Program (HVCCA).
Mon, 04 Apr 2016 09:26:00 EDT


Muhlenberg's Relay for Life asks participants "Why Do You Relay?" on April 2.
The eight-hour event, sponsored by the American Cancer Society (ACS) and organized by Muhlenberg’s Colleges Against Cancer (CAC), begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Life Sports Center.
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 14:51:00 EDT


Sarah Ruhl's 'Passion Play,' explores theater through 400 years of history
The performance runs March 31 – April 3 at Muhlenberg College Theatre.
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 16:16:00 EDT


Alexandra Tendler '18 named recipient of St. Andrew's Society of Philadelphia Scholarship
The Muhlenberg sophomore received the prestigious McFarland Scholarship of $23,000 for a year of study at The University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 16:28:00 EDT


Muhlenberg professor Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz receives 2016 National MediaMaker Fellowship
Bazaz, assistant professor of film studies at Muhlenberg College, has been named one of eight National MediaMaker Fellows, a program sponsored by the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC).
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:27:00 EDT


Baseball Wins Wild Home Opener
The Dorney Park rollercoaster that is visible from Cedarcreek Field might have been a more appropriate setting for the Muhlenberg baseball team's 2016 home opener.
Fri, 18 Mar 2016 09:15:00 EDT


Muhlenberg hosts the Morehouse College Glee Club
The renowned choral group will perform in Egner Memorial Chapel on March 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Wed, 16 Mar 2016 08:40:00 EDT


LCCC and Muhlenberg College Form Admissions Partnership
Officials from Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) and Muhlenberg College signed agreements today linking certain LCCC associate degree programs with specific bachelor’s level accelerated degree programs offered by Muhlenberg College’s Wescoe School of Continuing Education.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 16:19:00 EST


Muhlenberg mathematics professors earn three-year NSF grant
$323,916 award will bring students from across the country to campus for summer math research
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 16:15:00 EST


Mule Runner Celebrates Leap Day Birthday
Erin Shemeluk ran the third leg of the 4x800-meter relay for the Muhlenberg women's track and field team at yesterday's Centennial Conference Indoor Championships.
Mon, 29 Feb 2016 15:33:00 EST


Muhlenberg College Wescoe School of Continuing Education Named a 2016 Military Friendly School
Muhlenberg College Wescoe School of Continuing Education earns distinction from Military Friendly®.
Tue, 23 Feb 2016 15:10:00 EST


Muhlenberg College to host panel discussion on Zika virus Feb. 24
Muhlenberg College's Trexler Library will host "Zika Virus: Myths & Realities" on Wednesday, February 24.
Fri, 19 Feb 2016 16:19:00 EST


Richard Niesenbaum, professor of biology, has been named the new director of the RJ Fellows program.
Niesenbaum will succeed Dr. Lora Taub-Pervizpour, who has served as the director of the Program since 2005.
Wed, 17 Feb 2016 09:18:00 EST


Center for Ethics to host lecture on health care public relations practices on Feb. 17
Muhlenberg College’s Center for Ethics will host a lecture by Wendell Potter, a former health care industry public relations professional who is now a vocal critic of the industry and its tactics, on Feb. 17.
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:02:00 EST


Dean of Students Karen Green announces retirement
Karen Green, vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Muhlenberg College, announced that she will retire on May 31 of this year, completing ten years of service at Muhlenberg College and capping more than 35 years in student affairs.
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:20:00 EST


Muhlenberg featured as a 2016 Princeton Review College That Pays You Back
Muhlenberg is one of the nation's best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation and an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review.
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:15:00 EST


Muhlenberg College announces 2016 faculty tenure promotions
Two members of the Muhlenberg College faculty were promoted to associate professor and granted tenure by the Board of Trustees on the recommendation of President John I. Williams, Jr. and Provost John Ramsay.
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 16:28:00 EST


"Tweeting the Liberal Arts" invites participants to explore the potential of social media to foster or fragment communities
Christopher P. Long, dean of the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University, will lead an interactive presentation on February 1 at 8:00 p.m. in Moyer Hall's Miller Forum.
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 15:05:00 EST


Center for Ethics to host lecture on technology and mind control Feb. 3
Muhlenberg College will host a lecture by Robert Epstein, senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology and a contributing editor for Scientific American Mind.
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:56:00 EST


President Emeritus Randy Helm appointed Interim Chancellor at UMass Dartmouth
Helm begins his UMass service in March 2016.
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 09:02:00 EST


Vallely Named Player of the Week
For the third time this season, sophomore Brandi Vallely of the Muhlenberg women's basketball team was named player of the week by the Centennial Conference.
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:53:00 EST


Muhlenberg to host visiting Israeli artist this spring
Sharon Vazanna, a Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artist, will teach in Muhlenberg’s dance program during the spring semester.
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:05:00 EST


January 2016 Snow Photos
Special thanks to the staff who tirelessly worked to make the College safe and accessible despite over 30" of snow during the weekend of January 22-24.
Sun, 24 Jan 2016 20:23:00 EST


Muhlenberg mourns the loss of Linda Bips, assistant professor of psychology
Bips passed away on January 14, 2016. The thoughts and prayers of the Muhlenberg College community are with her family, friends, students and colleagues.
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 18:10:00 EST


Center for Ethics announces spring theme and programming
The Muhlenberg College Center for Ethics’ spring theme, “Influence & Information: Manipulation Nation” will focus on topics related to manipulation and manipulative practices.
Mon, 18 Jan 2016 15:11:00 EST


Muhlenberg Announces #BlackOnCampus as Theme of Martin Luther King, Jr. Week
MLK Jr. Week, scheduled Jan. 24-30, is sponsored by the Africana Studies program, the Black Student Association, the Office of Multicultural Life and The Office of the Chaplain.
Mon, 18 Jan 2016 13:09:00 EST


Reality MC Prepares Graduating Seniors for Life After Muhlenberg
The three-day workshop is designed for and by Muhlenberg seniors entering their final semester at Muhlenberg.
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 15:29:00 EST


Women's Basketball Climbs into Top 10 Ranking
The Muhlenberg women's basketball team may have been idle on the court between semesters, but not in the polls.
Tue, 05 Jan 2016 16:32:00 EST