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Brueckner elected Chair of Board of Trustees
Coach Carter Comes to Muhlenberg
Moody’s Affirms College’s Long-Term A1 Rating
   
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Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre Schedule
Life Sports Center Wins Award
   
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Students take “alternative” spring break trips
  Faculty Members Awarded Tenure
   
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Encouraging the “19th Street Experience”
Muhlenberg Professor Awarded Grant
from National Science Foundation
   
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Another Way to Give
We are on Track for a Great Finish
Meltsner Foundation Aids College’s Learning Assistant Program
   
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The Graver Arboretum and the Raker Field Station
'Berg Participates in and Hosts Student Chemists' Convention
     

The Department of Theatre and Dance announces the schedule for the 25th season of the Summer Music Theatre program.
For reservations, please call the box office at 484-664-3333, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, 12 noon-4 p.m.

George M!

June 15 – July 3
Baker Theatre, Trexler Pavilion

Music & Lyrics by George M. Cohan, Book by Michael Stewart with John and Francine Pascal, Lyric and Musical Revisions by Mary Cohan.
Director: Charles Richter.

Candide

July 13 – 31
Empie Theatre, Baker Center for the Arts

Music by Leonard Bernstein, Book by Hugh Wheeler, Lyrics by John Latouche, Richard Wilbur and Stephen Sondheim. Based on the book by Voltaire.

My Way:
A Tribute to the Music of Frank Sinatra

July 27 – August 14
Baker Theatre, Trexler Pavilion

Conceived by David Grapes and Todd Olson,
Book by Todd Olson, Original Production
directed by David Grapes.
Director: David Grapes.

George M!— The bronze statue of George Michael Cohan in New York’s Theatre District is a national tribute to the exuberant talent and patriotic devotion of Broadway’s most famous song and dance man. Cohan, the quintessential show business entrepreneur, started life in his parent’s vaudeville show and became a successful actor, singer, composer, dancer, playwright, director and producer who owned his own publishing house and his own theatre in New York. George M! celebrates the man and the legend with star-spangled songs as popular as “Yankee Doodle Dandy” and as distinguished as “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” which won Cohan the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Candide— The brilliance of Bernstein’s score first excited sold-out audiences on the Muhlenberg summer stage in the inaugural season of 1981. Enormously funny and wildly irreverent, Candide is Bernstein’s exuberant tribute to the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan. The show remains as charming as the resilient young hero, Candide, who believes, despite all misadventures, that he lives in the “best of all possible worlds.” Winner of five Tony Awards in 1974, Candide remains the best of all possible musicals.

My Way: A Tribute to the Music of Frank Sinatra This original stage review swings with joy as it brings the Sinatra myth and mystique to life through four voices and a jazz trio. The romantic and energetic show celebrates the phenomenal career of Sinatra, the stage and film entertainer, and joyfully reproduces some of the best popular music of the last 60 years: “I Only Have Eyes for You,” “Let’s Face the Music and Dance,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “My Kind of Town,” and “Fly Me to the Moon.” This is the Lehigh Valley premiere of a show that has played to raves all over
the country.

 

Life Sports Center Wins Award

The Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has recognized Spillman Farmer Architects with an Award of Excellence for their remodeling of the College’s Life Sports Center.

This Award of Excellence, the only one given out this year, was presented after a juried competition that included residential, commercial and institutional projects. The jury, upon evaluating the Muhlenberg Life Sports Center, commented that it was “outstandingly knit into context of the campus” and “the most successful project on all levels of design and detailing – from massing to finish material joints.”

The latest in a strong history of sports architecture awards, Spillman Farmer Architects has also been recognized for the development of athletic facilities at Susquehanna University, Lehigh University and East Stroudsburg University.

The project’s Principal in Charge, Daniel L. Harrigan, AIA explains that the glass, limestone and brick building “was designed to visually and functionally link with the stadium and track.” He added, “Students and staff have told me that it is great to see that the quality of the facilities finally match the quality of athletics and recreation programs at the College. It’s great to be part of making that happen.”

Working in partnership with the College, the design team at Spillman Farmer developed a renovation program and expansion plan that accommodates more and varied recreation and fitness activities while remaining visually appealing. The curved-glass façade of the addition echoes the curve of the existing track and superbly achieves the sense of openness, transparency and connectivity envisioned during the planning process.

The Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has over 170 members who work and live in the Stroudsburg, Lehigh Valley, and Reading areas. Membership includes registered architects, intern architects, associate design professionals, and allied members from firms and businesses related to the practice of architecture. In addition to the Design Awards program, the Chapter holds monthly meetings with a focus on professional development, improving community awareness of architectural services, and involvement in local design and planning initiatives.

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