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THAW - Toast Heard Around the World
Kick off the New Year by taking part in a new alumni tradition – the inaugural Muhlenberg THAW (Toast Heard Around the World). It's the one night each year when alumni and friends gather across the country and around the world to celebrate the College and each other.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 09:34:00 EST

Flank wins loaded bracket at Ursinus
Freshman Jaryd Flank of the Muhlenberg wrestling team won the 125-pound championship at Ursinus' Will Abele Invitational
Wed, 01 Jan 2014 11:24:00 EST

Three football players earn All-ECAC honors
Three members of the Muhlenberg football team were named to the ECAC South All-Star teams.
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:59:00 EST

Holiday Message 2013 from President Helm
The Liberal Arts are not dead.
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:43:00 EST

2013 Year in Review
Look back with us as we remember and celebrate the past year at Muhlenberg College.
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:16:00 EST

Muhlenberg College Partners with Say Yes To Education
Non-profit program offers urban youth the prospect of free tuition
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 11:15:00 EST

Spotlight on Student Scholars - Michael Schramm ’14
Michael, the recipient of a Muhlenberg College Dean’s Grant, spent the summer researching “Radical America: Populism and Socialism in the 1890’s.”
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 13:33:00 EST

Book Drive!
Organizations team up to support the local community. Runs Friday, Nov. 22nd through Tuesday, Dec. 3rd
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 08:28:00 EST

A Reformation of Style: Religion & Printmaking, 1500 - 1650
Caitlin DiMartino '14, recently mined the depths of the College’s Florence Foerderer Tonner Collection to select 23 prints and one book made by artists whose work spans the pre-and post-Reformation period in Europe.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:24:00 EST

Eleven football players named All-CC; Palladino top rookie
Eleven members of the Muhlenberg football team received All-Centennial Conference honors, combining for 13 spots on the all-star team
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:25:00 EST

Living Writers Series Concludes with a reading by Chris Ware, Award-Winning Graphic Novelist
Muhlenberg College’s Living Writers series will conclude with a reading by graphic novelist Chris Ware on November 18, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in Miller Forum, Moyer Hall.
Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:35:00 EST

MuleMentum: Muhlenberg Looks Back on our Day of Giving
11/12/13 marked Muhlenberg's Day of Giving: MuleMentum. We look back at the campaign that met and exceeded our goal of 910 donors.
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:02:00 EST

Muhlenberg College Named #1 Liberal Arts School for Veterans
'Berg recognized for support and services offered to military veterans and their families who enroll or return to a pursuit of higher education
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 09:06:00 EST

Muhlenberg stages a brisk 'Winter's Tale,' Nov. 20-24
Director Troy Dwyer rewires Shakespeare's tragicomedy to speak to contemporary issues and audiences
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 09:58:00 EST

In Memoriam: The College Mourns the Loss of Dylan Domenick '13
Muhlenberg College Mourns the Loss of Dylan Domenick '13
Sun, 10 Nov 2013 16:01:00 EST

Scholar, Artist and Activist E. Patrick Johnson to perform “Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales"
E. Patrick Johnson performs “Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales," a dramatic reading of religion, sex, coming of age and coming out.
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 12:12:00 EST

Anne Fausto-Sterling Discusses Gender Identity
Leading expert in biology and gender development gives talk for Center for Ethics
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 14:12:00 EDT

Two Time Pushcart Prize-Winning Poet Terrance Hayes Gives Public Reading at ‘Berg
Author of Lighthead appears as part of the Living Writers program
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 14:03:00 EDT

College Choir and Chamber Singers “Clap Hands”
Family Weekend concert highlights 20th century classical and jazz works by Jewish American composers
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 13:57:00 EDT

Running with a “Point”
Earlier this month, the Muhlenberg women’s lacrosse team ran in charity 5K race.
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:52:00 EDT

Muhlenberg College Hosts Major Panel on the Future of Medicine
Top professionals in the field, moderated by alum Dr. Raymond L. Singer ’80, discuss healthcare reform
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:38:00 EDT

Muhlenberg College Participates in “Campaign for Change”
Rev. James Lawson to Lead Community Development Workshop on Campus
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 13:33:00 EDT

William Dunham Given High Honor by the Mathematical Association of American (MAA)
'Berg's Truman Koehler Professor of Mathematics named the 2014-2016 Pólya Lecturer
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:23:00 EDT

'Moving Stories' dance concert showcases innovative work by student choreographers, dancers in nationally acclaimed dance program
Mainstage dance performance, Nov. 14-16, features stories told through movement by nine student choreographers, and faculty guest artist Teresa VanDenend Sorge
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 10:16:00 EDT

Dorothy Roberts to Speak on “Race, Gender, and Reproductive Technologies: The New Biopolitics”
Lawyer and Sociologist gives talk for Center for Ethics
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 10:04:00 EDT

Center for Ethics Talk Tackles Censorship
Joan E. Bertin, Executive Director of the National Coalition Against Censorship, delivers the first lecture in the series Sex, Ethics, and Pleasure Politics.
Tue, 22 Oct 2013 10:57:00 EDT

Duquesne University Philosopher Speaks on “Negating Black Personhood through the White Gaze”
Philosophy Professor George Yancy's works focuses primarily on the areas of critical philosophy of race, critical whiteness studies, and philosophy of the Black experience.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 11:47:00 EDT

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Kay Ryan Joins Living Writers Series
Author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning collection The Best of It: New and Selected Poems, will give a reading at Muhlenberg College on October 21, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in Miller Forum, Moyer Hall.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 09:52:00 EDT

‘Berg Named a 2014 Best Private College by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
Kiplinger's Personal Finance has included Muhlenberg College on its list of the country’s best values in private colleges.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 09:31:00 EDT

The Muhlenberg Start-Up Experience 2013: A Two Day Workshop for Social Impact Entrepreneurs
Muhlenberg College encourages students to innovate with "Building Sustainable Cities," one new venture at a time.
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 16:19:00 EDT

The audience decides the outcome of 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'
Rupert Holmes' Tony Award-winning musical calls on the audience to determine the ending to Dickens' unfinished murder mystery
Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:22:00 EDT

Muhlenberg guest artist Doppelskope offers existential therapy session — with puppets
The performance duo Doppelskope — Ora Fruchter and Muhlenberg alum Christopher Scheer '07 — brings its trademark show "An Existential Sing-Along" to the Muhlenberg College campus, Oct. 8 and 9.
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 11:18:00 EDT

Two Football Players Earn CC Honors
Two Muhlenberg football players were honored by the Centennial Conference for their play in 38-18 win against Susquehanna.
Sun, 06 Oct 2013 11:29:00 EDT

IJCU's Wallenberg Honors Presented to Ilene Hochberg Wood. Tribute Lecture Given by Yehuda Kurtzer
Institute of Jewish-Christian Understanding honors Ilene Hochberg Wood for philanthropy and community leadership.
Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:31:00 EDT

Muhlenberg College Summer Research Poster Session
Students culminate a summer of research with poster session and public discussion.
Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:51:00 EDT

Shale Play Politics: The Emerging Role of the American State in the Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing
Muhlenberg hosts Barry Rabe, Professor of Public Policy in the Ford School at the University of Michigan to discuss regulation of fracking.
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 14:59:00 EDT

Banned Books Event Set for Sept. 26 at Muhlenberg College
Muhlenberg College Banned Books Week events include improvisational dance and dramatic readings from censored works.
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 14:45:00 EDT

Colm Toibin, Novelist, Journalist & Playwright, to Appear at ‘Berg
Novelist, journalist and playwright Colm Toibin will give a public reading at Muhlenberg College
Wed, 18 Sep 2013 09:48:00 EDT

Stony Brook Philosophy Professor Speaks on “Dignity, Communicative Freedom and the Law”
Eduardo Mendieta, Professor of philosophy at Stony Brook University, will deliver a talk, "Dignity, Communicative Freedom and the Law," on Wednesday September 18, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in Miller Forum, Moyer Hall.
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:44:00 EDT

Wong saves dozen in scoreless tie
Senior Amanda Wong made a career-high 12 saves as the Muhlenberg women's soccer team recorded its fourth straight shutout
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 09:57:00 EDT

'New Voices' world premiere festival at Muhlenberg
A festival of world premiere one-act plays, Muhlenberg's 'New Voices,' spotlights talent of emerging playwrights
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 15:59:00 EDT

Muhlenberg College Commits $10 Million to Launch 1:1 Scholarship Match Challenge
In an effort to close the ever-widening affordability gap that could inhibit prospective students from pursuing a college degree, Muhlenberg College has committed $10 million as a matching incentive for donors to establish endowed scholarships.
Fri, 13 Sep 2013 14:29:00 EDT

‘Berg Celebrates Constitution Day 2013
Why Immigration Reform? Perspectives & Possibilities Thurs., Sept. 12 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Seegers Union Event Space
Wed, 11 Sep 2013 09:57:00 EDT

Muhlenberg Track & Field Coach Publishes Book
Highlights from 30 years of coaching
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 14:11:00 EDT

Men's tennis duo wins flight
The Muhlenberg men's tennis No. 1 doubles team took first place at the Mule Fall Classic.
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:01:00 EDT

Inaugural Alumni Juried Exhibition of Small Work
The Martin Art Gallery and Alumni Relations Office are proud to announce the Inaugural Alumni Juried Exhibition of Small Work, September 5th – 30th in the Galleria Lobby of the Baker Center for the Arts.
Fri, 06 Sep 2013 08:41:00 EDT

Center for Ethics Events Open with Panel Discussion
The Center for Ethics will kick off their fall programming with a campus forum, "How Should We Talk About Sex at Muhlenberg," on Tuesday, September 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Miller Forum, Moyer Hall.
Fri, 06 Sep 2013 08:25:00 EDT

Men's soccer ranked, Cronin honored
Men's soccer team earned a regional ranking, and senior Nicki Cronin of the women's cross country team earned a conference honor.
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 09:24:00 EDT

Novelist Cristina García Kicks Off Living Writers Program
Award-winning author Cristina García will give a public reading at Muhlenberg College
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 16:24:00 EDT

Center for Ethics Announces Fall Programming: Sex, Ethics, and Pleasure Politics
A year-long series of special events and thematic lectures that aims to develop a comprehensive sexual ethics for the campus community.
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 16:14:00 EDT

Muhlenberg Receives Bronze Rating for Sustainability Efforts from STARS
Muhlenberg College has received a STARS bronze rating for its achievements in sustainability from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:17:00 EDT

Living Writers Series Brings Acclaimed Authors to Campus
"Living Writers," brings six burgeoning and established authors to campus. Readings and book signings open to the public
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 15:55:00 EDT

‘Berg Participates in Performances of “The Cloth Peddler”
Open Rehearsal to be held in Allentown; Main Performance to be held in Los Angeles
Mon, 26 Aug 2013 08:59:00 EDT

Scott Sherk: Surround
The Martin Art Gallery proudly continues to develop a tradition of producing sound art exhibitions by featuring Scott Sherk: Surround, August 28 – September 28.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 14:38:00 EDT

'Berg Featured in the Princeton Review Book, "The Best 378 Colleges" - 2014 Edition
Muhlenberg College is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review.
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 13:55:00 EDT

Mules honored for academics
‌Five Muhlenberg individuals and two teams were honored this summer for their academic and athletic achievements.
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 14:16:00 EDT

Muhlenberg Named a Top 15 College for Return on Investment
Muhlenberg College has been ranked a top college in Pennsylvania for return on investment by
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:58:00 EDT

Muhlenberg College's acclaimed Theatre & Dance Department announces 2013-2014 season
Mainstage productions include six theater productions, three dance concerts
Thu, 25 Jul 2013 13:41:00 EDT

WMUH debuts new "Festa D'Italia" program
WMUH 91.7 FM at Muhlenberg College to debut bi-lingual Italian show with host Raffaele Girolamo on Sundays from 4pm - 6pm.
Wed, 24 Jul 2013 13:48:00 EDT

Finley named head cross country coach
Steve Finley, a high school state champion in cross country and two-time Division I All-American in track, hired as head cross country coach.
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:37:00 EDT

Muhlenberg sets another application record; registers all-time high in Multicultural admissions
Muhlenberg College has set application records for the upcoming academic year. The College will welcome 582 first-year students this fall, including a record 14.8 percent multicultural students.
Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:24:00 EDT

Interim Hillel Director Appointed
Jeremy Brochin will serve as Muhlenberg’s interim Jewish chaplain/Hillel director beginning July 29, 2013.
Tue, 16 Jul 2013 16:25:00 EDT

Tyler Bauer Named to Academic All-America Second Team
Rising junior Tyler Bauer (right) of the Muhlenberg men's track and field team was selected to the Academic All-America second team.
Thu, 27 Jun 2013 13:41:00 EDT

Summer Music Theatre production of rock opera 'Superstar' explores human side of crucifixion story
Muhlenberg premiere of Webber's 'Jesus Christ Superstar,' opening July 10, embraces the arena-rock elements of the greatest story ever told.
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 16:11:00 EDT

East Hall Renovations and Live Webcam
East Hall, built in 1903 and one of the College's first buildings, is undergoing significant renovations and getting a major addition.
Fri, 07 Jun 2013 11:15:00 EDT

Mayden, Bauer Earn All-America Honors at NCAA
Senior Samantha Mayden and sophomore Tyler Bauer earned All-America honors at the NCAA Track & Field Championships.
Tue, 28 May 2013 11:57:00 EDT

Muhlenberg College and FHI360 Announce Relaunch of Youth Media Reporter Journal
Muhlenberg College and FHI360 are pleased to announce the renewal of the Youth Media Reporter (YMR), the only professional journal dedicated to the youth media field.
Tue, 28 May 2013 09:58:00 EDT

Redefining the Multiple: 13 Japanese Artists
Recent work in the medium of contemporary print-making, or multiples, by thirteen Japanese artists will be on view in the Martin Art Gallery, June 13 – August 2.
Wed, 22 May 2013 16:08:00 EDT

Richmond, Peck Receive Teaching Awards at Commencement 2013
Dr. Katherine Richmond ’00, associate professor of psychology, and Dr. James Peck, associate professor of theatre, were honored with teaching awards at Muhlenberg College’s 165th Commencement on May 19, 2013.
Wed, 22 May 2013 08:39:00 EDT

Ten honored for sportsmanship
Ten Muhlenberg athletes recently were recognized for their behavior on the field, court, course and track
Tue, 21 May 2013 15:20:00 EDT

Two earn All-CC tennis honors
Junior Nina Sanders of the Muhlenberg women's tennis team earned two All-Centennial Conference nods
Mon, 13 May 2013 14:52:00 EDT

Patti Mittleman, Long-Time Muhlenberg Hillel Director Retires
Patti Mittleman, Jewish Chaplain and director of the Hillel program at Muhlenberg College will retire this summer.
Mon, 06 May 2013 10:24:00 EDT

Pulitzer Prize Winner and Nobel Prize Winner Highlight Honorary Degree Recipients at Muhlenberg
Isabel A. Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Warmth of Other Suns, will speak at Muhlenberg College’s 165th Commencement on May 19, 2013 at 10 a.m.
Thu, 02 May 2013 10:35:00 EDT

Richard C. Crist Jr. '77 Named New Chair of Muhlenberg College Board of Trustees
Richard C. Crist Jr. ’77 has been named the new chair of the Muhlenberg College Board of Trustees.
Wed, 01 May 2013 10:21:00 EDT

Civic Theatre Partners with ‘Berg
Muhlenberg College and The Civic Theatre of Allentown have announced a new four-year partnership, beginning July 1, 2013, that will support Civic’s Digital Cinema Challenge and provide Muhlenberg students, faculty, and staff with expanded access to Civic Theatre facilities and programs.
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 10:18:00 EDT

Faculty Promotions Announced
Muhlenberg College is pleased to announce the following faculty members have been promoted to Professor by the Board of Trustees.
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 15:34:00 EDT

IJCU Sponsors Youth and Prejudice Conference for Middle School Students
The Muhlenberg community will welcome over 350 middle schoolers from throughout the Lehigh Valley and beyond for the spring Youth and Prejudice: Reducing Hatred Conference on April 30 from 9:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 10:02:00 EDT

Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre Embarks on 33rd Theatrical Season
This summer's lineup includes 'Crazy for You,''Jesus Christ Superstar,'and 'Seussical' for young audiences
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 09:51:00 EDT

Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre announces its 15th summer of middle school arts camp
Muhlenberg offers two month-long programs: Camp Imaginefor grades 6-8, which is free for Allentown School District students,Performing Arts Workshop for grades 9-12. Both programs run July 1-26.
Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT

Business Prof Participates in event celebrating National Poetry Month
Associate Professor of Business Michael London will participate in an event celebrating National Poetry Month on April 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice House, 56 River Street, Bethlehem, Pa.
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:15:00 EDT

2013 Senior Thesis Exhibition
The Martin Art Gallery proudly hosts the 2013 Senior Thesis Exhibition.
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT

Frontiers in Neuroscience
Frontiers in Neuroscience
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 11:42:00 EDT

'Dance Emerge' dance concert showcases eclectic work
Dance performance April 18-21 displays talent of 14 young choreographers, 60 dancers
Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:04:00 EDT

Muhlenberg's 'Marriage of Figaro' brings Beaumarchais's 18th century comedy to a modern audience
Director Francine Roussel's production will feature an original musical score by Lehigh Valley composer Mike Krisukas
Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:54:00 EDT

Professor Lawrence Lessig Gives Talk for Center for Ethics
Dr. Lawrence Lessig, director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University and the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, will deliver a talk.
Wed, 10 Apr 2013 09:58:00 EDT

Professor Peter Holland Delivers The John D.M. Brown Lecture
Dr. Peter Holland, the McMeel Family Professor in Shakespeare Studies at the University of Notre Dame, will give the John D.M. Brown Lecture at Muhlenberg College.
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 15:20:00 EDT

'Berg's Oldest Residence Hall Undergoes Renovations
East Hall, dedicated in 1903, will undergo major renovations, and feature a 13,000 square foot addition
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 09:17:00 EDT

‘Berg Hosts 10th Annual Social Research Social Justice Conference
Muhlenberg College will host the tenth annual Social Research Social Justice Conference (SRSJ) in Moyer Hall.
Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:20:00 EDT

Gil Schpero Named "Ally of the Year" by AIPAC
Gil Schpero '11, assistant director of Hillel, was recently named an "Ally of the Year" by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) for his efforts in guiding student activism.
Wed, 03 Apr 2013 14:47:00 EDT

Falk Selected for National Leadership Development Program
Melissa Falk ’92, associate dean of admission and financial aid, selected to participate in a year-long Senior Leadership Academy.
Mon, 01 Apr 2013 10:41:00 EDT

Natalie (Kulp) Hand ’78 named the College’s new Director of Alumni Relations.
Natalie (Kulp) Hand ’78, P’07, previously a leadership gift officer at Muhlenberg College, has been named the College’s new Director of Alumni Relations.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 08:39:00 EDT

Top Workplaces 2013
Muhlenberg College has been named one of the Morning Call's Top 30 Places to Work in the Lehigh Valley.
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 08:39:00 EDT

Natalie Hand Named Director of Alumni Relations
Natalie (Kulp) Hand ’78, P’07, currently a leadership gift officer at Muhlenberg College, has been named the College’s new director of alumni relations. She will become active in her new role April 1.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 09:58:00 EDT

Sister Nora Nash Gives Talk for ‘Berg’s Center for Ethics
Sister Nora Nash, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, will deliver a lecture for this year’s Center for Ethics series Market Values
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 09:58:00 EDT

Dean Karen Green Honored by Agnes Scott College
Karen Green, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, was honored by her alma mater, Agnes Scott College, as a part of their Founders Day celebration on February 15, 2013.
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 09:58:00 EDT

'New Visions' Directors' Festival to Showcase Promising Young Directors
March 20-24 Festival Includes 'Iphigenia and Other Daughters,' Evening of One-Act Plays
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 09:58:00 EST

'Berg Forges Partnership with NYC-Based Larry Singer Studios
Muhlenberg College has partnered with Larry Singer Studios, a comprehensive acting studio in New York City, to offer an accredited summer acting experience for its theatre and dance students.
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 09:58:00 EST

Partnership With NYC-Based Larry Singer Studios
Muhlenberg College has partnered with Larry Singer Studios, a comprehensive acting studio in New York City, to offer an accredited summer acting experience for its theatre and dance students.
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 08:39:00 EST

Alternative Spring Break Trips Send Students to D.C., Memphis, New Orleans, and North Carolina
Instead of participating in the typical revelry associated with spring break, 49 Muhlenberg students will embark upon four service-based “alternative” spring break programs next week.
Thu, 28 Feb 2013 09:58:00 EST

Martin Art Gallery Hosts Patterned Lineage: Facing, Backing & the Space Between March 13 – April 13, 2013
Patterned Lineage: Facing, Backing and the Space Between includes new work by Lisa A. Turngren that examines personal and societal inheritances from the past, how these inheritances inform the present and their relationship to future narratives while taking into account the patterns and marks that imprint the spaces between.
Fri, 15 Feb 2013 09:58:00 EST