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Muhlenberg gives Hillel new home

Spotlight on Faculty

New residence halls under way

Three new trustees join board

Spotlight on Philanthropy: Eisenhower Grant and Stained Glass

WMUH among best stations

Names to know...

Three great ways to join The Circle of 1848

Spotlight on Philanthropy

E I S E N H O W E R     G R A N T
Muhlenberg College has been awarded a $65,829 Eisenhower Professional Development Grant by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for the second year of the "Early Reading Success Through Effective Teaching" program.

The grant provides professional development activities for inner city Allentown K-3 teachers, reading specialists and Muhlenberg student teachers. The goal is to enhance teaching techniques and strategies of the participants and increase their understanding of how children become effective readers. The "Early Reading" project complements the existing development initiatives of Muhlenberg College's seven-year-old Professional School partnership program.

In its initial year, the program trained 15 Allentown School District teachers in the latest techniques for teaching reading. The second-year class involves 20 teachers who have completed a one-week summer institute and are now participating in 10 evening sessions throughout the school year.

Muhlenberg College literacy instructor, Cathy Kim, serves as regional co-director of the program, which is administered by the Professional Development School at the College.

A Keystone
Grant will
restore the
stained glass.

S T A I N E D     G L A S S
Muhlenberg College has received a $90,000 Keystone Historic Preservation Grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. The funds will assist the College in renovating the intricate stained glass windows in the Egner Memorial Chapel. This is the final phase of a four-year exterior building restoration project.

The Keystone Historic Preservation Grant is provided to not-for-profit organizations for capital improvements on historic resources listed in, or eligible for, listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Since its dedication in 1931, Egner Memorial Chapel has become one of the most beloved symbols of Muhlenberg College. It is considered one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture on an American campus.

WMUH among best stations

The 2001 edition of The Princeton Review lists WMUH among the top 20 college radio stations based on a survey of 59,000 students and 331 colleges. In addition, the station earned first place in the "Best Radio Station" category at the Nov. 20 Lehigh Valley Music Awards. WMUH has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a radio club in 1948 with 10 members and a $25 operating budget. Check out the station for yourself at www.muhlenberg.edu/cultural/wmuh/wmuh.html.


The College apologizes to the following individuals who were incorrectly listed or omitted in the most recent Report of Gifts and Grants:
    Professors' Circle
        Dr. Lori Verderame
        Frank Musgrave '54
        Elizabeth Flynn Romanelli '88
    Matching Gift Companies
        T. Rowe Price
        Muhlenberg College thanks you for your generous support.


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