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Raters of the Liberal Arts - President Helm's last video
President Randy Helm's Holiday Message
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:43:00 EST

Muhlenberg Named a 2015 Best Value College by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
Praised for Strong Academic Record and Great Economic Value
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:47:00 EST

Dotzman named to All-America team
Senior Lance Dotzman earned All-America honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:57:00 EST

James F. L. Carroll: New Paintings 2013 - 2014
The Martin Art Gallery is pleased to feature James F. L. Carroll: New Paintings 2013 - 2014 as the first exhibition of our Spring semester, January 21 – February 21, 2015.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:25:00 EST

2014 Year in Review
Look back with us on the people and events that made 2014 a year to remember at Muhlenberg College
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:17:00 EST

Renovations to East Hall take top prize
Spillman Farmer Architects received top honors for their design at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Eastern Pennsylvania Design Awards.
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:00:00 EST

John Williams to Become President of Muhlenberg College
John I. Williams, Jr., an innovative and visionary leader with extensive experience in higher education, has been selected to be the twelfth president of Muhlenberg College. He will begin his tenure at the College on July 1, 2015.
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 16:06:00 EST

The Liberal Arts Changed My Life: True Stories from the Muhlenberg Community
Here are the winners in President Helm's contest. Encounter the alumni and other members of the Muhlenberg community whose stories dramatize how a liberal arts education transformed them.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:48:00 EST

Men's Soccer to Host NCAA Sectional, Football & Cross Country Earn NCAA Spot
The Mules prepare for a weekend of NCAA playoff contention, beginning with Men's Soccer hosting "Sweet 16" v. Tufts on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:15:00 EST

Muhlenberg production of 'Agamemnon' offers innovative take on Greek tragedy
Ted Hughes' translation breathes new life into an ancient story. His language remains among the most visceral and haunting of the modern stage.
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:35:00 EST

Muhlenberg College Looks Back on a Successful 2014 MuleMentum Campaign
In a display of unity from the entire Muhlenberg community on November 12, 2014, the College attracted more than 1600 donors to a 24-hour blitz of giving known as MuleMentum, easily surpassing their goal of 1,500 donors with nearly two hours to spare.
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:31:00 EST

Muhlenberg Approves Diversity Strategic Plan
Six goals express ‘Berg’s diversity aspirations for the next five years
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 14:38:00 EST

Nancy Fraser to Deliver Final Center for Ethics Lecture of the Semester
Nancy Fraser, Henry A. and Louise Loeb Professor of Political and Social Science and Department Chair at The New School, will give a talk, “Can Society Be Commodities All the Way Down?” on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm in Miller Forum, Moyer Hall.
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 14:14:00 EST

Football re-enters top 25
For the second time this season, the Muhlenberg football team is ranked in the Division III top 25.
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 15:24:00 EST

A Place to Tell Her Story: Women Artists, Art Clubs & Allies in Philadelphia
Featuring ten female artists whose works on paper are part of Muhlenberg College’s Florence Foerderer Tonner Collection
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 15:15:00 EST

'Moving Stories' dance concert showcases innovative work by student choreographers in Muhlenberg's nationally acclaimed program
Dance performance, Nov. 6-8, displays talent of 10 young choreographers, over 50 dancers
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 15:07:00 EST

Award Winning Documentary “E-Team” to be Screened at ‘Berg
Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Carroll Bogert leads Q&A following screening
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:29:00 EDT

Shower of Stoles Project celebrates LGBT inclusion in religious life
‘Berg partners with Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center for exhibit and community event
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:34:00 EDT

‘Berg approves public health major
Curriculum extends across the natural sciences, mathematics, social sciences and humanities to educate and empower students about health related issues from varying points of view
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:28:00 EDT

Caroll Bogert to Speak on Human Rights
Deputy Executive Director of Human Rights Watch Visits Campus Courtesy of the Center for Ethics and the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Scholar Program
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:23:00 EDT

Muhlenberg College faculty lead a panel discussion on ebola
Scholars will talk about the disease from multiple perspectives: microbiology, epidemiology, information management, sociology & anthropology and politics/infrastructure
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:54:00 EDT

Muhlenberg celebrates 50th anniversary of Sondheim's 'Anyone Can Whistle'
Cult classic musical to play Oct. 24 – Nov. 2 on Muhlenberg Theatre & Dance mainstage
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:59:00 EDT

David Pellow to speak on “Radical Politics, State Repression, and the Problem of ‘Eco-Terrorism’”
Pellow's interests include environmental justice studies, racial and ethnic inequality, transnational social movements, and labor studies.
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:31:00 EDT

Poet and Hip-Hop Recording Artist Ursula Rucker Returns to Campus as Part of Center for Ethics Programming
"She Said" is a new-jazz tour-of-duty onto the battlefields of social justice, race and gender.
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:11:00 EDT

Men's golf wins Makuvek Cup
The Muhlenberg men's golf team outshot local rivals Moravian and DeSales to win the John Makuvek Cup.
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:49:00 EDT

“From the four corners of the earth:” World War II as Revealed in the Muhlenberg College Archives
Trexler Library’s New Exhibit Celebrates the Contributions and Correspondence of ‘Berg Students and Alumni in WWII
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:30:00 EDT

Thies named player of the week
Senior Kayleigh Thies of the Muhlenberg field hockey team was named Centennial Conference player of the week after scoring her first hat trick.
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:10:00 EDT

Institute of Public Opinion Shines in Latest National Rankings
Muhlenberg's polling institute is ranked 1st among colleges and universities and 10th overall in annual ratings and grades.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:34:00 EDT

A festival of innovative one-act plays, Muhlenberg's 'New Visions' spotlights inspired work of talented student directors
The New Visions Directors' Festival is presented as part of the Mainstage Theatre & Dance season.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:22:00 EDT

Historian Erik Loomis to Participate in Center for Ethics Event
Environmental historian and labor activist will discuss the history of resistance in the Pennsylvania coal region.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:24:00 EDT

Ibiyinka Alao, Ambassador for the Arts from Nigeria for the United Nations, to Speak at ‘Berg
A Q&A will follow the talk, and Alao's artwork will be available for purchase.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:13:00 EDT

‘Berg Honored by the Lehigh Valley Partnership for a Disability Friendly Community
Certificates were awarded to the academic resource center, the office of disability services, the department of theatre & dance and the College in general.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:09:00 EDT

Center for Ethics Screens “The Molly Maguires”
The film “The Molly Maguires will be screened as part of the Center for Ethics series Civility and Disobedience on Monday, September 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall, Baker Center for the Arts.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:54:00 EDT

Political Scientist Scott Lemieux to Discuss the Supreme Court and Voting Rights
Scott Lemieux presents “From the Party of Lincoln to the Party of Calhoun: The Supreme Court and Voting Rights in Historical Perspective,” on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in Miller Forum, Moyer Hall.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:30:00 EDT

Marco Calderon: Fighters
A powerful photographic essay of young boxers training at the Allentown Boxing and Youth Program
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:31:00 EDT

Mary C. Boys and Ruth Langer to Deliver 2014 Wallenberg Lecture
‘Berg’s Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding Celebrates 25th Anniversary
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:23:00 EDT

Men's golf opens year by winning title
The Muhlenberg men's golf team opened the 2014-15 year by winning the championship at the Moravian Fall Invitational by nine strokes.
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:59:00 EDT

Lydia Panas: After Sargent
The Martin Art Gallery, in conjunction with the annual InVision Photo Festival, presents Lydia Panas: After Sargent. October 8 – November 8, 2014
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:10:00 EDT

Winter named player of the week
Senior kicker and punter Connor Winter of the Muhlenberg football team was named special teams player of the week by the Centennial Conference.
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:58:00 EDT

Dr. Bruce Wightman Awarded NIH Grant
Dr. Bruce Wightman, professor of biology, has been awarded a $285,702 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support his study of Transcriptional Regulation of Cell Differentiation in C. elegans by tailless.
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:03:00 EDT

Alumni Participate in Activism Panel
Part of the year-long Center for Ethics series "Civility and Disobedience," this event is presented in conjunction with Homecoming Weekend.
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:32:00 EDT

Hillel Hosts Yael Gertel, Israel Campus Fellow
Muhlenberg College is one of a few select colleges that were invited to apply for a short-term Israel Fellow in a program funded by Jewish Federations of North America and Hillel International.
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 13:18:00 EDT

‘Berg Hosts "A Transatlantic Town Hall"
Panel discussants include Rep. Charlie Dent, The Hon. Peer Steinbrück and The Hon. Reinhard Bütikofer
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:18:00 EDT

The Moravian Historical Society Hosts Muhlenberg College Archaeology Class
Students to dig on 18th century site
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:08:00 EDT

U. Mass Political Scientist Barbara Cruikshank Kicks Off "Civility and Disobedience" Programming
Cruikshank studies the history of reform, social movements, the politics of sex and sexuality and relations of power and knowledge.
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:28:00 EDT

Center for Ethics Announces Fall Programming: Civility and Disobedience
Each year, the Center for Ethics sponsors an intensive series designed to encourage discussion and reflection on a timely, pertinent topic.
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:09:00 EDT

Mallory Bernstein ’14 Receives Fulbright Award
Bernstein, who majored in chemistry and minored in public health, is one of over 1,800 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2014-2015 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:59:00 EDT

Professor Paula Irwin Given Spira Award
Irwin has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching and student appreciation, including Muhlenberg College’s Lindback Teaching Award and the Institute of Internal Auditors’ Outstanding Accounting Educator Award.
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:54:00 EDT

Volleyball season preview
The Muhlenberg volleyball team will look to take the next step after surging into the Centennial Conference championship match last year.
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:42:00 EDT

Ariana Small '15 explores public health through service work in Peru.
Ariana Small spent part of her summer abroad through service work in South America.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:19:00 EDT

Second Annual Alumni Juried Exhibition of Small Work
Artists to be honored at reception during Reunion & Homecoming Weekend.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 16:35:00 EDT

American Abstract Artists 75th Anniversary Print Portfolio
First exhibition of the 2014 - 2015 academic year: August 27 – September 27, 2014
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 16:10:00 EDT

HYPE recognized for effective model in youth technology mentoring
HYPE (Healthy Youth Peer Education) has partnered Allentown youth with Muhlenberg student mentors since 2006.
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:20:00 EDT

Pennsylvania Liberal Arts Colleges Form Consortium
Grant from The Mellon Foundation Allows Institutional Collaboration
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:22:00 EDT

Muhlenberg Receives Three-Year Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Resources will help the College achieve its civic and global mission.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 08:48:00 EDT

Muhlenberg Students Embark on Summer of Research
Over 50 students are working with faculty mentors both on and off campus to complete research projects in the sciences, humanities and the arts.
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:29:00 EDT

Bauer named to Academic All-America first team
Tyler Bauer of the Muhlenberg men's track and field team was selected to the Academic All-America team for the second year in a row.
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:42:00 EDT

‘Berg Heads to Philly ComicCon
Muhlenberg College will have a booth at the Wizard World Philadelphia ComicCon, part of the largest comic/pop culture convention in the USA, from June 19-22 at the Philadelphia Convention Center.
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:05:00 EDT

The College mourns the loss of Dr. David Amdur
Muhlenberg College remembers Dr. David Amdur
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:33:00 EDT

‘Berg Hosts LVAIC Digital Tools Workshop
The program will feature the use of digital tools and their use in classroom applications.
Mon, 02 Jun 2014 08:30:00 EDT

Scuderi named to all-region team
John Scuderi '14 was named to the Mid-Atlantic All-Region third team by the American Baseball Coaches Association.
Thu, 22 May 2014 09:30:00 EDT

Martin Art Gallery hosts Lehigh Art Alliance 79th Juried Exhibition
The Martin Art Gallery in the Baker Center for the Arts at Muhlenberg College proudly hosts the Lehigh Art Alliance 79th Anniversary Exhibition, June 8 through August 2.
Thu, 22 May 2014 09:19:00 EDT

Basketball All-Star Erin Laney to Deliver Senior Speech
Erin Laney of the Muhlenberg women's basketball team was selected by classmates to give the senior speech at Commencement.
Thu, 15 May 2014 16:08:00 EDT

Muhlenberg College Celebrates 2014 Commencement
Muhlenberg awards degrees to 540 recipients in the 166th Commencement Ceremony.
Wed, 14 May 2014 11:15:00 EDT

Emily Bayer '14 and her "Thinking Wall" display years of research discoveries
She's using molecular genetic techniques to study animal development.
Thu, 08 May 2014 16:12:00 EDT

"Chips for Charity" benefits abused & homeless youth
Delta Zeta and Alpha Tau Omega raise nearly $5000 to assist local non-profit.
Thu, 08 May 2014 15:37:00 EDT

Faculty Promotions Announced
Six Faculty Members Have Earned the Title of Professor
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:13:00 EDT

CC Championships schedules set
Of the six spring sports to hold regular-season qualifying, the Mules had four teams advance to the conference tournament – tied for the most in the league.
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 10:19:00 EDT

Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre embarks on 34th theatrical season
This summer's lineup includes 'A Chorus Line,' June 11-29, Muhlenberg premiere of Monty Python's 'Spamalot,' July 9-27, 'Gruff!' original musical for young audiences, June 18 - July 26
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 09:15:00 EDT

Muhlenberg College's Camp Imagine performing arts camp for middle schoolers nurtures a passion for the arts
Muhlenberg offers month-long program for grades 6-8, free for Allentown School District students, June 30 – July 25
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:30:00 EDT

Peter Pettit, IJCU Director, Selected for National Conference
Teaching Interfaith Understanding seminar is offered to 25 faculty members from colleges and universities across the country
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:19:00 EDT

Frontiers in Neuroscience Explores Embodied States, Cognition
Students present contemporary neuroscience research in a lecture performance style.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:43:00 EDT

Anthropologist Denise Brennan to Speak on Human Trafficking
Georgetown prof's talk is the final event in the Center for Ethics series "Sex, Ethics, and Pleasure Politics."
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:25:00 EDT

Pulitzer Prize Winner and American Historian Laureate Ron Chernow Announced as Commencement Speaker
Other individuals receiving honorary degrees will be Henry David Abraham, M.D. ’63, Donald Holder, and Dr. Carson D. Schneck, M.D., Ph.D. ’55
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:10:00 EDT

Bryson Kemp '16 Looks Back on a Week in Hollywood
The sophomore music major reflects on his time in Hollywood as one of the winners of Team Oscar.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:05:00 EDT

Students Participate in 5th Annual Innovation Challenge
12 Teams Present New Venture Ideas
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:27:00 EDT

Muhlenberg's production of "Mad Forest" offers innovative take on Romanian history
A member of the original New York production's creative team brings the story of the 1989 Romanian Revolution to the Lehigh Valley, April 24-26
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:54:00 EDT

The Martin Art Gallery proudly hosts the 2014 Senior Thesis Exhibition
Showcasing the work of Christopher Gerchman, Robert Gordon, Kathryn Harple, Marlee Noah, Devon Skydell, Emily Stein, Andrew Wolfe, Anne Zegers, and Brad Ziegler.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:31:00 EDT

Men's golf finishes strong
A strong second round lifted the Muhlenberg men's golf team to a ninth-place finish at the Glenmaura National Collegiate Invitational.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:49:00 EDT

Muhlenberg College to present premiere Circus Workshop
New storytelling project showcasing actors, dancers, and aerialists debuts on April 25
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:10:00 EDT

Celebrated Chef Maria Liberati to Speak at ‘Berg
Food tasting and book signing to follow talk.
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:26:00 EDT

Muhlenberg Chamber Singers to Perform in Harlem
“Harmony in Harlem” features guest appearances by the Muhlenberg Gospel Choir and the Michael Sarian ’08 Quintet.
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:58:00 EDT

'Berg Hosts 11th Annual Social Research Social Justice Conference
Activist and Documentary Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki to Discuss Implications of the War on Drugs
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:22:00 EDT

Muhlenberg College Receives $1 Million Commitment for Endowed Professorship in Neuroscience
Dr. Jeremy Teissere selected as the Stanley Road Endowed Chair
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:22:00 EDT

Muhlenberg to Host Dr. Seyla Benhabib
The Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale delivers final lecture in the series, "Freedom, Personhood and Justice"
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:18:00 EDT

Jones named pitcher of the week
Junior Kelsey Jones (left) of the Muhlenberg softball team was named Centennial Conference pitcher of the week after throwing back-to-back shutouts.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:32:00 EDT

'Dance Emerge' dance concert showcases eclectic work by emerging student choreographers in a nationally acclaimed program
Dance performance April 10-13 displays talent of 12 young choreographers, 60 dancers
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:22:00 EDT

Muhlenberg College dancers to perform at national festival
Guest choreographer Charlotte Boye-Christensen's 'Key,' featuring five Muhlenberg College dance students, selected for National College Dance Festival, this June at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:24:00 EDT

‘Berg Launches Summer Business Institute
Muhlenberg College will launch the pilot program of a new initiative, Summer Business Institute – Liberal Arts at Work, from June 15 – 28, 2014.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:08:00 EDT

Ben Folds Returns to Memorial Hall
Ben Folds, singer/songwriter and front man of the alternative rock band Ben Folds Five, will perform a solo show at Muhlenberg College on Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Memorial Hall at 7:00 p.m.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:35:00 EDT

Author Jennifer Finney Boylan Delivers Keynote Address for Queer Week
Muhlenberg College kicks off Queer Week programming with “A Life in Two Genders: An Evening with Jennifer Finney Boylan.”
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:13:00 EDT

New Hillel Director Named at Muhlenberg College
Rabbi Melissa B. Simon has been named the new Jewish Chaplain/Hillel director at Muhlenberg College.
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:06:00 EDT

Independent Filmmaker and Former MTV Panelist to Speak at ‘Berg
Calvin Sun, an independent filmmaker and former MTV U panelist, presents “Asian-Americans and Sex.”
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:22:00 EDT

Indonesian Percussion Ensemble to Perform, Hold Interactive Workshop
Muhlenberg College will host Gamelan Dharma Swara, an ancient-Indonesian percussion ensemble, on March 22 at 7:00 p.m. in Egner Memorial Chapel.
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:10:00 EDT

Men's tennis season preview
The Muhlenberg men's tennis team heads into the spring season with plenty of depth and experience.
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 08:52:00 EDT

'New Visions' Emerging Artists' Festival to showcase young playwright, directors
Muhlenberg College theater festival includes a play for young audiences, an original one-man show and a rarely-produced Stoppard play
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 08:17:00 EDT

Brandon Hamilton '16 Looks Forward as Student Body President
Meet Brandon Hamilton '16, Muhlenberg College's new student body president. He's drawing on skills learned both in and out of the classroom to shape his actions in student government.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:26:00 EDT

Center for Ethics Welcomes Biologist Marlene Zuk
The Muhlenberg College Center for Ethics welcomes Marlene Zuk for her talk, “Gender, Bug Sex, and the Scala Naturae,” on Tuesday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Miller Forum, Moyer Hall.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:13:00 EDT

Mules on TV: Two students make their television debuts
Bryson Kemp '16 and Felisa Wiley '16 reach national audiences through television appearances this week.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:37:00 EST

MIT Musicologist Ellen Harris to Speak at ‘Berg
The talk will be preceded by student vocal performances.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:32:00 EST