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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!

'Berg hoopster garners national recognition

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.Photo of Mark Lesko '02

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).

Amersham Biosciences creates entrepreneurship chair

Thanks 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.Amersham Biosciences Logo 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 the industry."
"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 separations industry."
See related story on page 8.


'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.



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