in the Works
In April, the Muhlenberg campus will be buzzing with creativity,
thanks to a $65,000 grant from the Harry C. Trexler Trust. The
grant will fund The Harry C. Trexler Sesquicentennial Celebration
of the Entrepreneurial Spirit: Exploring the Roots of Creativity
Symposium, a two-day program celebrating the dynamic entrepreneurial
energy of Harry Clay Trexler.
Lehigh Valley faculty, students and community members will be
challenged by the symposium’s series of presentations, exploring
innovation from liberal perspectives including art, science, environment,
business, culture and religion. A public keynote address by a
nationally known leader in innovative thought will kick off the
program on April 1. The second day will feature interactive sessions
on elements of creative leadership, as well as plenary sessions
on managing change.
With a recent $20,000 pledge, the Arcadia Foundation has established
an endowed scholarship fund at Muhlenberg. The scholarship will
provide need-based financial assistance to students who exhibit
outstanding leadership on the campus and in the community. A longtime
supporter of Muhlenberg College, the Arcadia Foundation previously
has provided funding for a similar annual scholarship, upgrades
to the Graver Arboretum, and the Baker Theatre’s system
for the hearing impaired. This new endowment is a permanent reflection
of the foundation’s confidence in Muhlenberg’s programs
Edward Burtynsky, Wan Zhou #4 Dam Project, 2002, c-print, Collection
of the Martin Art Gallery. Gift of an anonymous donor.
|This photograph is featured in the Martin Art Gallery’s
current exhibition, “Displacement,” guest-curated
by art professor Joseph E.B. Elliott. Sponsored in part by the
Center for Ethics, the exhibition explores issues of sustainability
and displacement. The exhibition will be on display until April
22. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 12 noon-9 p.m.
Living Stones" celebrates the history of Egner Memorial Chapel
nearly two years of planning and research, “Muhlenberg’s
Living Stones,” a history of Egner Memorial Chapel, has been printed.
Written by Michael Tripaldi ’03 and designed by Jed Baker ’03,
the full-color book explores the architectural and artistic history
of the Chapel, and includes thoughts and stories of Muhlenberg faculty,
staff and alumni who have memories of the Chapel. The book features
beautiful pictures of the windows, wood carvings, and masonry that make
Egner Chapel one of the finest examples of church architecture in the
“Muhlenberg’s Living Stones” is available through
the Egner Memorial Chapel office. The cost is $10 plus $5 shipping.
For details, call Tanya Schock, 484-664-3121.