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Muhlenberg Summer Music TheatreGears Up for 24th Season

Preparations for the 2004 season of Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre are underway! The box office will open May 26. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, 12 noon-4 p.m.

The 2004 Season:

June 16-July 4, Baker Theatre
One of the biggest off-Broadway successes of all time, “Godspell” is based on the Gospel according to Matthew. This musical telling of the parables and stories of Jesus includes clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville. Memorable songs include “Day by Day,” “Save the People,” “Learn Your Lessons Well,” “Bless the Lord,” “All Good Gifts” and “By My Side” as the Biblical journey becomes the amazing life.

“Annie Get Your Gun”
July 14-August 8, Empie Theatre
From the great stars Ethel Merman (1946) to Bernadette Peters (1999), Annie Oakley has become an irresistible heroine bound for Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show and tumultuous romance. This show was the greatest box-office triumph of Irving Berlin’s rich Broadway career and continues to be a wild and wonderful part of the American Musical Theatre repertoire.

“Irving Berlin – Made in America”
July 30-August 15, Baker Theatre
A multi-ethnic cast of six bring to the true stories of a family’s history woven with the unforgettable songs of Irving Berlin, including “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” God Bless America,” “Blue Skies,” “What’ll I Do” and “Steppin’ Out.” Created by Shawn Chruchman and David Bishop and set in turn-of-the-century New York City, the revue is “funny, poignant, patriotic, and uniquely American” as it chronicles the American immigrant experience.


Hass Named Provost

Marjorie Hass, Ph.D., has been named Provost. An associate professor of philosophy, Dr. Hass served as interim vice president of academic affairs and interim dean of faculty from July 1, 2003-February 1, 2004 and interim provost beginning February 1, 2004. Hass’ hiring is the result of a national search conducted by A.T. Kearney Educational Practice that yielded approximately 75 candidates from some of the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities.

Hass earned her bachelor of arts, master of arts in philosophy and doctor of philosophy degrees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was named assistant professor of philosophy at Muhlenberg in 1993. Since that time she has received a Creative Teaching Grant from the Faculty Center for Teaching, five Faculty Summer Research Grants, the Paul C. Empie Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Donald B. Hoffman Research Fellowship. She was the director of the Muhlenberg College Center for Ethics, 2000-2003, and served as a faculty observer to the Board of Trustees in 2001-2002. She has served on the Faculty Personnel and Policies Committee, the Budget Advisory Committee and the Academic Policies Committee.

“Marjorie Hass received overwhelming support from the search committee, the faculty, staff and students,” said President Peyton R. Helm. “In her role as interim provost, Marjorie has demonstrated extraordinary listening skills, sensitivity, integrity and vision. I have been tremendously impressed with her insight, her energy and her intelligence, and am confident that she will provide Muhlenberg with outstanding academic leadership.”

In her capacity as Provost, Hass will manage all fiscal and personnel aspects of the academic program, overseeing 18 academic department heads. The Provost also oversees the deans of academic life, international programs and the Wescoe School; the registrar’s office, the Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding, the Martin Art Gallery, the Entrepreneurship Institute, the Center for Ethics and the RJ Fellowship Program. A member of the philosophy faculty, Hass specializes in philosophy of logic, philosophy of language and feminist philosophy. She is the author of numerous published articles and co-editor of a book, “Representing Reason: Feminist Theory and Formal Logic,” with Rachel Joffe Falmagne, published by Rowman and Littlefield Press in 2002.

Hass succeeds Curtis Dretsch, who returned to the department of theatre and dance as professor and director of design and technical theatre in 2003.

Hass lives in Allentown with her husband, Dr. Lawrence Hass, an associate professor of philosophy at Muhlenberg. The couple have two children, Cameron and Anowgow.

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