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'Berg hoopster garners
Senior forward Mark Lesko of the
men's basketball team was named a first-team All-American by the National
Association of Basketball Coaches.
Lesko was the top vote-getter on the Middle Atlantic Region All-District
Team, making him Middle Atlantic Region player of the year and an automatic
first-team All-America choice, the first in Muhlenberg basketball history.
The All-America selection capped a season that saw Lesko honored frequently
after averaging 19.0 points and 9.8 rebounds per game while shooting 59.1
percent from the field and leading the Mules to a 19-6 record and the
Centennial Conference East Division championship. He was a finalist for
The Jostens Trophy as Division III player of the year, CC player of the
year, a unanimous first-team All-CC selection, d3hoops.com first-team
All-Region, three-time CC player of the week and the MVP of Whittier's
Purple & Gold Classic.
Lesko, who also led Muhlenberg in blocked shots (55) and steals (42),
finished his career as the eighth all-time leading scorer in team history
with 1,399 points and the career leader in blocked shots (165).
creates entrepreneurship chair
to a generous gift from Amersham Biosciences of Sweden, Dr. Sandy Weinberg
has been named the Linnaeus Chair of Biomedical Entrepreneurship.
Amersham Biosciences is a world leader in developing and providing integrated
systems and solutions for disease research, drug development and manufacture.
The chair is named for Carolus Linnaeus, the 18th Century Swedish biologist
known as the father of modern biological classification. Linnaeus also
served as a professor at Uppsala University in Sweden.
Weinberg is vice president for entrepreneurship at Muhlenberg, where he
also directs the Institute of Entrepreneurship. He has founded six international
biomedical companies and has invented a number of biomedical devices.
He has served as an advisor and consultant to Amersham Biosciences for
the past 11 years.
"Amersham Biosciences is pleased to support Muhlenberg College and
to honor the name of a great Swedish inventor, educator and biologist
who contributed so much to the life sciences," said Dr. Robert Kennedy,
director, separation sciences North America at Amersham Biosciences. "We
are confident that Dr. Weinberg will continue to serve the biotechnology
industry with his writings and regulatory interpretations and will help
Amersham Biosciences establish a leadership position in education for
"Muhlenberg College is the ideal and appropriate home for the Linnaeus
Chair," adds President Arthur R. Taylor. "We are a national
leader among liberal arts colleges in the field of biomedicine, and are
centrally located to ensure ease of access for both students and educators
involved in the program. We are looking forward to working
with Amersham Biosciences to bring forth much needed education in the
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'Berg hosts Governor's
Academy for Urban Education
The College welcomed more than 200 teachers and administrators from Pennsylvania public schools to campus in June as part of the 2002 Governor's Academy for Urban Education.
Supported by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and co-sponsored by the State System of Higher Education and Muhlenberg College, the academy is designed to boost the academic strength of urban educators by focusing on the Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Mathematics and Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.
Two graduate credits, applicable to Act 48 requirements, were awarded to those who successfully satisfied all of the established program requirements.