Winter 2004 Magazine Archive & SearchMuhlenberg Home


’Berg Senior Named Rotary Scholar
Odyssey Marathon
New Department Chairs Named
Walsh Named Distinguished
Visiting Scholar
Magic Returns to Muhlenberg
Innovation in the Works
Arcadia Foundation Establishes Scholarship
On Exhibit: "Displacement"
"Muhlenberg’s Living Stones" celebrates the history of Egner Memorial Chapel
The Neuweiler Bears

Innovation 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.


Arcadia Foundation
Establishes Scholarship

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 and students.


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.


"Muhlenberg’s Living Stones" celebrates the history of Egner Memorial Chapel

After 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 United States.

“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.


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