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Muhlenberg to reinstate men's lacrosse

Muhlenberg launches middle school science development program

Muhlenberg posts ninth straight application rise, sixth consecutive record

Art gallery receives Getty Grant

A day of good deeds

Muhlenberg College receives $5 million gift; will name residence hall after Robertsons

Muhlenberg grads, students earn prestigious awards

Community competition is Olympic-sized success

Book drive, dance party benefit school

College earns $128K state grant for political science initiatives

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Muhlenberg to reinstate men's lacrosse

Muhlenberg College will reinstate men's lacrosse as a varsity sport. The team will participate at the club level through the spring of 2002 and is expected to play a full Division III schedule the following year.

Muhlenberg sponsored a men's lacrosse team from 1966 to 1980. Men's lacrosse will bring Muhlenberg's varsity sports total to 22, 11 each for men and women. Women's golf, the most recent sport to be added, started in 1999. The school has fielded a varsity women's lacrosse team since 1984. The new men's team will play its home games on the artificial turf at Scotty Wood Stadium, which also is home to the Mule football, field hockey, women's lacrosse and track and field programs.

"Men's lacrosse is a natural fit for Muhlenberg College," said Steve Erber, Director of Athletics. "We are in close proximity to all of the major high school and prep school lacrosse areas, and we are already a member of one of the best Division III conferences in the country. We have an excellent alumni funding base to support the reinstatement of this program."

Men's lacrosse currently is sponsored by 122 Division III institutions, including every other Centennial Conference school (Johns Hopkins competes at the Division I level). The CC boasts two of the top Division III programs in the country-- Gettysburg and Washington (Md.). in 1998 Washington won the Division III national championship and Gettysburg was the runner-up in 2001. Dave Cornell, an assistant coach at Gettysburg the last four years, has been hired as the Mule's head coach.

At a reception and dinner preceding the Wallenberg Lecture, Aaron Landis presented an award to President Arthur R. Taylor and Kathryn Taylor, who were honored for their contributions to interfaith understanding. In careers that have taken them into the marketing and entertainment industries, as well as in their leadership in higher education at Fordham University and at Muhlenberg College, the Taylors have consistently built strong relationships with the Jewish community and have advanced understanding among Jews and Christians in many ways. Pictured left to right are Landis, Arthur Taylor, Kathryn Taylor and Rabbi Dr. Ron Kronish, who delivered the feature lecture at the 17th annual event.

Muhlenberg launches middle school science
development program

In June and July, the College welcomed teachers and students from the Allentown School District to the Muhlenberg campus to participate in various programs centered on the relationship between physical and biological science.

Funded by an Eisenhower Professional Development Grant, the Summer 2001 program, "Integration of Physical and Biological Science through Inquiry-Based Experiences," was designed to help middle school science teachers develop hands-on lessons and incorporate inquiry-based learning into their curriculum.

After attending a week-long series of workshops, the middle school teachers planned and developed inquiry-based lessons that were then presented at a middle school student science camp held at Muhlenberg July 9 - 13.

Follow-up sessions throughout the academic year will allow the teachers to share classroom experiences and success stories.


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