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Door to Door - News from Muhlenberg College
page 2 Alumnus named national chair of Muhlenberg Fund
Biology professor receives NSF grant for groundbreaking ecology study
Master potter exhibits new work in Martin Art Gallery
page 3 ’Berg professor edits collection of Keats letters
Trustee addresses graduates of The Wescoe School
College receives funds for alcohol awareness program
page 4 Renowned, award-winning magicians perform at Muhlenberg
Wescoe School offers scholarships to local firefighters
page 5 Communication building dedicated to Walsons
Students walk for diabetes foundation


’Berg professor edits collection of Keats letters

Grant F. Scott, associate professor of English, has edited a new edition of the “Selected Letters of John Keats” (Harvard University Press, 2002). It is the first new edition of Keats’ letters in 32 years and contains four previously undiscovered letters.

Unlike other editions, this selection includes letters to Keats and among his friends, adding greater perspective to our knowledge of the poet’s character. It also offers a revealing look at his “posthumous existence,” the period of Keats’ illness in Italy, painstakingly recorded in a series of moving letters by Keats’ deathbed companion, Joseph Severn. Keats died of tuberculosis at the age of 25.

Scott joined the Muhlenberg faculty in 1989. He earned his B.A. from the University of California,
San Diego and his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles.


Ken Lupole (far right), director of campus safety and security, receives a check for $5,000 from representatives of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. The funds will be used for Muhlenberg’s alcohol awareness program, to expand and enrich proven activities to further reduce alcohol consumption and related crimes on campus. In addition, the grant will fund the purchase of a hand-held identification unit that will immediately remove false identification cards from circulation. “Our third goal is to continue analyzing how alcohol influences students and the college community through a comprehensive survey,” says Lupole. “We hope that by providing and implementing these activities, we will influence the student population and college community in a positive manner.”



Paul Marin Trustee Paul Marin ’99 addresses graduates of The Wescoe School at Commencement, Saturday, October 12, in Egner Memorial Chapel. Thirty-five students in the accelerated degree completion program each received a degree in human resource management, information systems or business administration. Marin, a graduate of The Wescoe School, is senior vice president of UBS/Paine Webber, where he heads the Marin Group, providing investment services to institutional and high-net-worth clients. He recently moved his operation from the UBS/Paine Webber headquarters in New York City to the Lehigh Valley. He and his wife, Joyce, reside in Emmaus, Pa., where they have restored a Victorian mansion and operate it as the Heritage House Bed & Breakfast.


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