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> Dr. Marjorie Hass, associate professor of philosophy, has been named interim vice president of academic affairs and interim dean of the College for faculty. Hass earned her bachelor of arts, master of arts in philosophy and doctor of philosophy degrees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was named an assistant professor at Muhlenberg in 1993. She has been the Director of the Center for Ethics since 2000. Hass replaces Curtis Dretsch, who has returned to the department of theatre & dance.

Campus Snapshots


^ Muhlenberg Dancers Suzanne Chi ’05, Yara Jharling ’05 and Caitlin Meehan ’06 perform in “Rubbish Overrunneth,” choreographed by Julie Danton ’03, at the Northeast American College Dance Festival. The Muhlenberg Dancers received rave reviews for their two performances at the four-day Northeast American College Dance Festival (ACDF) held at the University of Buffalo in March. “Rubbish Overrunneth” was one of nine performances selected by a blind adjudication panel for performance in the Gala Concert. The 28 Muhlenberg Dancers were accompanied by dance faculty members Karen Dearborn and Jennifer Kayle.

^ Peter Pettit (right), director of the Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding, presents the 2003 Wallenberg Tribute to local community leaders William and Jeanette Seaman. The Wallenberg Tribute recognizes the Seamans’ moral action and advocacy on behalf of Lehigh Valley residents. Mrs. Seaman’s work has focused especially on people with disabilities and those who live in poverty. She serves on the Interfaith Disabilities Coalition, at the Center for Independent Living and at the Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties, and in board and council leadership at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital. Mr. Seaman has retired as executive director of the Lehigh County Conference of Churches, where he helped to ensure that the staff of the Conference was representative of the area’s wide diversity, religiously as well as ethnically.


^ Dr. Larry Hass (center), associate professor of philosophy and director of The Theory and Art of Magic Program, with student performers (clockwise from lower left) Jon Katz ’05, Daniel Perlow ’06, Michael Bernstein ’04, Alex Mount ’05, J.P. Scaggs ’03, Robert Pepper ’03, Phil LaPorta ’05 and Rebecca Eckard ’03. All members of Hass’ Art of Magic course, the performers presented their works of magic to the campus community at the Student Showcase of Magic in April.

> Art History’s Heroes: The Masters of Contemporary Realism will be on display in the Martin Art Gallery through September 3, 2003. The exhibition will focus on a group of painters who offer contemporary subjects in a realist style. Capturing the genre scenes of the early 21st Century, this show addresses the issues of our day and the straightforward mastery of these artists on the cutting edge of the international art scene. The show will include works by Vincent Desiderio, Bo Bartlett, Frank Lind, Joseph A. Smith, Chris Wright, Valerie Demianchuk, David Baker and others.

Above: David Baker’s “Diane’s Space,” 1999 (oil on canvas)
Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 12 noon-9 p.m.



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