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Door to Door - News from Muhlenberg College

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College earns peer
tutoring award

Noted jurist speaks at Wesoce School Commencement
Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding sponsers youth and prejudice conference

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Center for Ethics and Leadership to present series of "Patriotism" events during fall semester


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'Berg hoopster garners national recognition
Amershan Biosciences creates entrepreneurship chair
'Berg hosts Governor's Academy for Urban Education


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Spotlight of Philanthropy:
Muhlenberg receives $200K for facilities renovation

Wallenberg Tribute honors Eichenwald
College elects new members to Board of Trustees

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Muhlenberg supports initiative to keep talented students in the Lehigh Valley after graduation
V-Day 2002 College Campaign comes to Muhlenberg


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Evening College gains grants for Corporate Partnerships Program
Alumnae appointed to key posts
Show Muhlenberg Athletics Your Team Spirit!

College earns peer tutoring award

Muhlenberg has earned the National Tutoring Association's (NTA) 2002 Four-Year College Program of the Year Award for Excellence in Tutoring.
The award was presented at the annual NTA conference in Las Vegas, Nev., this spring. Six students, along with Wendy Cole, director of academic support services, and Monica Cocca, tutorial coordinator, received the award. The students in attendance, Joy Chen '02, Mike Diehl '02, Kylie Green '02, Laurie Guarino '02, Erica Schmitt '02 and Eric Smith '02, all presented workshops on peer tutoring.Photo of tutors and coordinator.
" This is a national tribute to the outstanding work of academic support services, in particular, the tutoring program," says Carol Shiner Wilson, dean of the College for academic life. "We are most proud of the award and the fine staff, including Monica Cocca, Wendy Cole, and the student tutors, whose commitment and expertise made this possible."
Muhlenberg employs over 200 peer tutors. Tutors are selected based on faculty nominations and an interview process, and participate in a training program that meets NTA Basic Tutor Certification criteria. To receive the award, a program must demonstrate quality of service to students as recognized by peers, campus managers, faculty and/or community, and demonstrate effectiveness through training components and tracking student outcomes.

Photo: Left to right: Laurie Guarino '02, tutor, Kylie Green '02, tutor, Monica Cocca, tutorial coordinator, Mike Diehl '02, tutor, and Erica Schmitt '02, tutor.

Noted jurist speaks at Wescoe School Commencement

Judge Edward N. Cahn delivered the keynote address as the Muhlenberg Evening College celebrated its Commencement ceremony for the graduates of W. Clarke Wescoe School of Professional Studies this spring in the Egner Memorial Chapel.
In August of 2001, the U.S. Senate passed legislation to name the Federal Courthouse in Allentown after Cahn, in recognition of his exemplary service.


Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding sponsers youth and prejudice conference

More than 700 students from area middle schools attended the semi-annual Youth and
Prejudice Conference on the Muhlenberg campus this spring. The two-day event was sponsored by the Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding in April.
During the conference, the middle school students attended a performance of "The Library," a play written by Muhlenberg alumna Nora Whittaker '00, and performed by Muhlenberg students.
Inspired by the short story and play written by Inge Karo, a refugee who fled Hitler's Germany in 1939, "The Library" traces the life of Rachel, a young Jewish girl growing up in Germany from 1933-1939. The play details Rachel's life at school and at home as she experiences dehumanization of the Jews under Nazi domination. It explores what it is like to be made to feel different, to be taunted by children who you thought were your friends, and to live with fear and uncertainty about what the next day might bring.
Following the performance, the middle school students participated in interactive breakout sessions, where they heard the personal testimony of a Holocaust survivor or
a second-generation survivor. Muhlenberg faculty and community members facilitated
the discussions, and Muhlenberg students guided the students to their sessions and led small-group discussions.

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