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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!

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

The following events are scheduled to take place on the Muhlenberg campus this fall as part of an ongoing series of events titled "The Boundaries of Home: Patriotism in a Global Era," sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Leadership.

September 17, 2002
Opening Reception and
Dedication of Scott Sherk Sculpture Installation

The Center for Ethics and Leadership has commissioned Scott Sherk, professor of art, to create a sculpture interpretation of the programmatic theme. The sculpture will be erected in the Galleria Space of the Center for the Arts, where the September 11 memorial installation was situated. Also featured at this event will be an exhibition of mixed media interpretations of the theme by student artists. The opening reception will feature a dedication of the sculpture installation, African drumming by Professor Ted Conner and his troupe, acoustic jazz by a student ensemble, solo marimba compositions by Professor Doug Ovens and more.

September 18, 2002
Opening of the ALBA Photo Exhibition, "The Aura of the Cause"
" The Aura of the Cause" is the largest photographic exhibit ever mounted about the North American role in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and the first detailed picture of daily life in the International Brigades. Maintained by the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, the exhibit consists of 175 black and white photographs, most never before displayed.

September 19, 2002
Forum on the Flag as a
Patriotic Symbol

This roundtable discussion will be oriented around controversial issues related to various flags of nations, groups and organizations around the world. Participants will explore questions such as: How are flags used throughout the course of history? What is their significance as nationalist symbols and as objects of patriotic sentiment? What are the proper handling, display and disposal of flags? Panelists will include representatives from the following: ACLU, performance artists, the American Legion, the Quaker church, veterans groups, and international perspective.

Patriotism in a Global Era

September 20, 2002
Student Concert to Benefit the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

" Preaching to the Perverted," a performance by Holly Hughes
Holly Hughes is one of the "NEA 4" who lost her National Endowment for the Arts funding because she deals with lesbian and gay issues in her performance work, considered indecent by some in Congress. Hughes won an appeal of the decision to suspend her funding, however the appeal was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. "Preaching to the Perverted," is based on this experience.

September 21, 2002
Student Concert to Benefit the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

Student Black Box Interpretation of Program Theme


September 22, 2002
Judaism, Islam and Christianity as Global Movements
The Interfaith service will highlight the significance of religion as ideology that transcends national identity.

September 24, 2002
" My American Girls"
This PBS film documentary captures the joys and struggles of the Ortiz family, first-generation immigrants from the Dominican Republic living in Brooklyn, N.Y., and the rewards and costs of pursuing the "American Dream." The program will include a public viewing of the film followed by a discussion of acculturation, citizenship and American values with filmmaker Aaron Matthews and the Ortiz family.

 

September 25, 2002
Symposium on Labor and Economics in the New World Order
The panel will invite guests to debate issues related to work, labor and the economy in the global marketplace. Panelists will include: union leaders, former workers from Mack Trucks and Bethlehem Steel, economists, sweatshop activists, multinational corporate representatives, development workers, Peace Corps personnel and WTO protesters.

September 26, 2002
Alumni Veteran Conversation and Reception
Muhlenberg alumni from WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War will display mementos of their service and will talk with students in an informal setting about the particularly personal experience of the soldier in relation to larger transnational conflicts.

 

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