News Archive: 2015
Women's Basketball Moves Up in Polls
When the Muhlenberg women's basketball team returns to action in 2016, it will do so as one of the top 15 ranked teams in Division III.
Tue, 22 Dec 2015 09:42:00 EST
Elizabeth Garrison '17 named to Academic All-American Team
Junior Elizabeth Garrison of the Muhlenberg volleyball team was named to the Division III Academic All-America® second team, as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Wed, 09 Dec 2015 15:55:00 EST
Muhlenberg mourns the loss of Arthur Taylor, the 10th President of Muhlenberg College.
Taylor passed away the evening of December 3, 2015. The thoughts and prayers of the Muhlenberg College community are with his wife, Kathryn, and his family.
Fri, 04 Dec 2015 07:43:00 EST
National Book Award winner Phil Klay to give final reading of 2015 Living Writers series at Muhlenberg College
National Book Award winner Phil Klay will give a public reading of his work on Monday, November. 30, at 7 p.m. in Miller Forum, Moyer Hall.
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:34:00 EST
Muhlenberg College circus troupe to host local fifth graders for interactive performance
On Friday, Dec. 4, the Circus Troupe of Muhlenberg College will host fifth graders from Jefferson Elementary School at its first Circus Extravaganza.
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:27:00 EST
Moody’s reaffirms Muhlenberg College’s bond rating
Moody’s Investors Service has re-affirmed Muhlenberg College’s A1 rating on its Series 2009 College Revenue Bonds, which mature in 2039.
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:23:00 EST
Carlo Goldoni's classic comedy 'Servant of Two Masters' plays Dec. 3-6 on Muhlenberg mainstage
Vibrant characters of Renaissance Italian street theatre come to life on the Muhlenberg College stage
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:19:00 EST
Muhlenberg's Martin Art Gallery Presents Michael Ananian's "On Looking"
The exhibit is available from November 17 through December 11, 2015.
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:03:00 EST
Neuroscience to become 19th academic department of Muhlenberg College.
The nationally recognized major will mark the transition to a department at the beginning of the 2016-2017 academic year.
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 07:15:00 EST
Football Defeats Moravian to Clinch Postseason Game
Junior Nick Palladino accounted for all four touchdowns and tied a conference record for passing accuracy, leading Muhlenberg football to a 28-14 win against local rival Moravian.
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 08:33:00 EST
Saturday is "Mercy Awareness Day"
Scotty Wood Stadium will be the stage for the first Mercy Awareness Day.
Fri, 13 Nov 2015 08:59:00 EST
'Moving Stories' dance concert showcases innovative work by student choreographers in a nationally acclaimed program
Dance performance Nov. 12-14 displays talent of 10 young choreographers, over 60 dancers
Fri, 13 Nov 2015 08:50:00 EST
Muhlenberg Field Hockey Earns ECAC Bid
For the second straight year, field hockey was rewarded for its season with a bid to the Eastern College Athletic Conference Mid-Atlantic Tournament. Muhlenberg hosts the first-round game Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Tue, 10 Nov 2015 08:44:00 EST
Counter-extremism activist and writer to be interviewed Nov. 11 at Muhlenberg College
Richard Kerbaj, security correspondent for The Sunday Times of London, will interview Maajid Nawaz, a British counter-extremism activist and writer.
Thu, 05 Nov 2015 08:58:00 EST
New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman to speak at Muhlenberg College Nov. 16 as part of Living Writers series
The award-winning author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films, will give a public reading of his work on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. as part of the 2015 Living Writers series.
Thu, 05 Nov 2015 08:45:00 EST
John I. Williams, Jr. was officially welcomed as Muhlenberg College’s 12th president at a presidential installation ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 25.
On October 25, Muhlenberg College Board of Trustees Chair Richard Crist, Jr. ’77 presided over John I. Williams, Jr. installation ceremony.
Tue, 27 Oct 2015 07:33:00 EDT
Muhlenberg Theatre & Dance stages a razzle-dazzle ‘Chicago’
Kander and Ebb classic, onstage Oct. 30 – Nov. 8, features costumes and scenery immersed in the 1920s, Fosse-inspired choreography, and ‘one of the best casts I’ve directed,’ says director Charles Richter
Fri, 23 Oct 2015 16:18:00 EDT
Aracelis Girmay, 2015 Whiting Award-winning poet, to read at Muhlenberg Nov. 2
Girmay will give a public reading of her work on Monday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. in Moyer Hall’s Miller Forum. The event, part of the College's fall 2015 Living Writers series, is free and open to the public.
Tue, 20 Oct 2015 15:16:00 EDT
Jessalyn Radack to discuss whistleblowing and government surveillance Oct. 27 at Muhlenberg College
Radack, director of National Security & Human Rights at Expose Facts, will present the Woodrow Wilson Fellow Public Lecture at Muhlenberg College.
Tue, 20 Oct 2015 15:08:00 EDT
Drug Policy Alliance’s NJ State Director to speak on war on drugs Oct. 20 at Muhlenberg College
Roseanne Scotti, the New Jersey state director for Drug Policy Alliance, will speak about whether the ‘War on Drugs’ across America makes us safer or not.
Mon, 19 Oct 2015 10:26:00 EDT
Men's Golf Breaks 300 Again
The Muhlenberg men's golf team closed out a successful fall season with another impressive performance at the Franklin & Marshall Fall Invitational.
Mon, 19 Oct 2015 08:57:00 EDT
Novelist Maggie Shipstead to participate in Muhlenberg’s Living Writers series
Shipstead will give a public reading of her work on Monday, October 19, at 7 p.m. in Miller Forum, Moyer Hall. This event, part of the College's fall 2015 Living Writers series, is free and open to the public.
Wed, 14 Oct 2015 15:07:00 EDT
Israeli author and journalist to speak on women’s issues Oct. 15 at Muhlenberg College
Lihi Lapid, a bestselling author and journalist, will speak on contemporary issues facing Israeli women.
Wed, 14 Oct 2015 15:01:00 EDT
John I. Williams, Jr. officially welcomed as Muhlenberg’s 12th president at Inauguration
John I. Williams, Jr. will be officially welcomed as Muhlenberg College’s 12th president at a presidential installation ceremony on Oct. 25.
Wed, 14 Oct 2015 08:13:00 EDT
Muhlenberg hosts climate change awareness events
Muhlenberg College brings two events to campus that are intended to spark discussion about climate change throughout the College community.
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 08:11:00 EDT
Muhlenberg College Enters International Partnership with University of Groningen
President John Williams and Dr. William Gruen visited the prestigious Dutch university to meet with administration and faculty before signing a Memorandum of Understanding with University president Sibrandes Poppema.
Tue, 29 Sep 2015 08:20:00 EDT
Bruckner Takes on New Role at Muhlenberg
Mike Bruckner has been named Vice President for External Affairs and Community Relations at Muhlenberg College. Bruckner has been the Vice President for Public Relations at the College for the past 19 years.
Wed, 23 Sep 2015 08:14:00 EDT
Muhlenberg College mourns the passing of Joanne Mortimer
Dr. Mortimer served as professor of European history at Muhlenberg from 1957 - 1983.
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 13:42:00 EDT
Award-winning poet Stephen Kuusisto to read at Muhlenberg
Poet Stephen Kuusisto will give a public reading of his work on Monday, September 28, at 7:00 p.m. in Miller Forum, Moyer Hall.
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 13:31:00 EDT
A Festival of world premiere one-act plays, Muhlenberg’s ‘New Voices’ spotlights talent of emerging playwrights
From the creative minds of three emerging playwrights comes Muhlenberg College’s “New Voices,” an evening of theater featuring three short plays. “New Voices” runs Sept. 30 – Oct. 4 on the Studio Theatre stage.
Thu, 10 Sep 2015 09:27:00 EDT
Muhlenberg College’s WMUH-FM to host 9/11 radio program
Host of WMUH-FM’s “Kol Haemek…The Voice of the Valley” radio program Cantor Kevin D. Wartell will host a special show on Friday in commemoration of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Thu, 10 Sep 2015 08:36:00 EDT
Muhlenberg College ranks among nation’s top liberal arts colleges according to U.S. News
College ties for #72 among liberal arts colleges, #52 in colleges for veterans
Thu, 10 Sep 2015 08:32:00 EDT
Marine Corps Vet Dan Lasko To Speak at Raker Lecture on Sept. 29 at Muhlenberg College
Lasko, a Marine Corps veteran, will discuss the challenges of being a wounded warrior and amputee as the topic of the Conrad W. Raker Lecture, held at Muhlenberg on September 29.
Tue, 08 Sep 2015 16:17:00 EDT
Living Writers series brings acclaimed authors to Muhlenberg College
The Muhlenberg College English Department presents “Living Writers,” which in its 20th year, brings both burgeoning & established authors to campus.
Tue, 08 Sep 2015 16:05:00 EDT
Muhlenberg College's acclaimed Theatre & Dance Department announces 2015-2016 season
Mainstage productions include six theater productions, three dance concerts, circus performance
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:36:00 EDT
Muhlenberg College Hillel welcomes first year-long Israel Fellow to campus
Muhlenberg College Hillel welcomes Or Adi, its first full-time, year-long Jewish Agency for Israel and Hillel International Israel Fellow to campus.
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:50:00 EDT
Standard & Poor’s Affirms Muhlenberg’s A+ Rating
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its 'A+' rating, with a stable outlook, on Lehigh County General Purpose Authority, Pa.'s college revenue bonds, issued for Muhlenberg College.
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 08:41:00 EDT
Muhlenberg College recognized as one of the greenest American schools
The Sierra Club recently released a list of the most environmentally conscious American institutions, and Muhlenberg College made the cut.
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 08:05:00 EDT
Muhlenberg ranked 6th in Theatre & Dance in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges: 2016 Edition”
Campus food and dining services also earn special recognition
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:49:00 EDT
Muhlenberg College ranks on list of top 50 liberal arts colleges
The College made Money magazine’s 2015 list of the top 50 liberal arts colleges in the country.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:12:00 EDT
Muhlenberg College ranked #30 in undergraduate accounting programs
Accounting.com recently ranked Muhlenberg College as an institution with one of the top 50 undergraduate accounting programs in the country.
Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:51:00 EDT
Muhlenberg Students Continue Tradition of Independent Undergraduate Research
This summer, more than 50 Muhlenberg students are conducting independent faculty-mentored research in the arts, humanities and sciences.
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:55:00 EDT
Gordon Wrestles in Europe
Muhlenberg wrestler Jake Gordon, a rising sophomore competing in the 174-pound weight class, recently returned from the Division III European Wrestling Exchange trip.
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:00:00 EDT
Muhlenberg named to consortium for digital resources
Muhlenberg College was recently named one of the 42 institutions that will comprise the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Consortium on Digital Resources for Teaching and Research.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:00:00 EDT
John Williams takes Muhlenberg College forward as 12th president
On July 1, a new era of leadership and vision begins at Muhlenberg.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:59:00 EDT
Bauer Repeats on Academic All-America First Team
For the second straight year, Tyler Bauer '15 was named to the Capital One NCAA Division III Academic All-America Track & Field Cross Country first team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 16:00:00 EDT
The Wescoe School of Muhlenberg College wins Telly Award
The Wescoe School of Muhlenberg College received a Bronze Telly for the television commercial “#1 for Vets.”
Wed, 17 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EDT
Nikki Rhoads ’08 returns to Muhlenberg as Director of College Communications
Nikki Rhoads, a 2008 graduate of Muhlenberg College, will return to her alma mater to serve as director of college communications.
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:58:00 EDT
E. S. Curtis The North American Indian: The Kwakiutl
An intriguing segment of Edward S. Curtis’s Photogravures of The North American Indian is the focus of a year-long curatorial project for Marc Jablonksi '15.
Fri, 12 Jun 2015 11:29:00 EDT
Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre’s 35th Season features world premiere children’s musical “Grimm!”
This summer’s MSMT family show, opening June 17, will feature free activity workshops after every performance
Fri, 12 Jun 2015 11:22:00 EDT
Kevin Hargrove ‘14 finds losing can be a winning experience
The Muhlenberg men’s basketball alumnus finds happiness in the role of Globetrotter foil
Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:00:00 EDT
'Berg receives commitment to support Trexler Trust Neighborhood Improvement Zone Community Service Internship Program
Program will support an additional 10 student internships at local nonprofits annually
Wed, 27 May 2015 13:39:00 EDT
Allan Chen, veteran Silicon Valley ed-tech leader, named Chief Information Officer at Muhlenberg College
Chen will lead the College’s efforts to streamline and advance the academic, social and creative experience and impact of Muhlenberg’s community both on and off campus.
Tue, 26 May 2015 14:07:00 EDT
President Emeritus status granted to Randy Helm
'Berg has advanced in academic and financial strength and reputation under Helm's careful stewardship of the College's resources
Tue, 19 May 2015 16:05:00 EDT
Muhlenberg Celebrates 167th Commencement
'Berg says goodbye to the class of 2015
Mon, 18 May 2015 20:30:00 EDT
Cora Wallace: Muhlenberg Heptathlete
If you talk to Muhlenberg senior track and field athlete Cora Wallace long enough, you will find that she is a big fan of outer space.
Fri, 08 May 2015 08:13:00 EDT
Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre embarks on 35th theatrical season
Summer lineup includes 'Avenue Q,' June 10-28, Muhlenberg premiere of 'Hello, Dolly!,' July 8-26, 'Grimm!' for young audiences, June 17- July 25
Thu, 07 May 2015 16:16:00 EDT
Observations on Policy Development at Muhlenberg
A message from President Helm
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:56:00 EDT
'Berg establishes the Helm Study Abroad Fund
Endowed fund will support students with financial need who wish to have an international education experience
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:34:00 EDT
Dr. Ronald Crutcher, national leader in higher education, announced as Commencement Speaker
Honorary degrees will be awarded to Dr. Eric H. Cline, Ed Harris, Jackie MacMullan and Joia S. Mukherjee, M.D.
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:29:00 EDT
Muhlenberg announces faculty promotions
Seven promoted to full professor following the spring meeting of the Board of Trustees
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:38:00 EDT
Muhlenberg receives Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics grant
The grant provides $15,000 for student stipends and $6,000 to fund faculty research, in addition to dedicated allowances for travel to the Student Research Conference this summer at Brigham Young University.
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:12:00 EDT
Muhlenberg student Ellison Heil '16 provides update from Nepal
'Berg student describes situation following tragic earthquake
Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:07:00 EDT
Update on Muhlenberg students abroad in Nepal
'Berg students are safe following earthquake in Nepal; College community sends thoughts and prayers to victims and survivors
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:13:00 EDT
Jessica Bien, general manager of theatre and dance, to be honored by Lehigh Valley Arts Council
Part of the College community since 2006, Bien will be recognized for her vision in expanding cultural accessibility
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:13:00 EDT
Pastor Chris Harris, leader of Bright Star Church in Chicago, to speak at 'Berg
Harris has been honored for his work to strengthen the ties between African American and Jewish communities
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:39:00 EDT
Karen Dearborn, professor of dance, and Morgan Reilly '15 honored by Allentown Arts Commission
The Arts Ovation Awards honor arts organizations and individuals whose achievements have had a significant and positive impact on the citizens of Allentown and the quality of life in the Allentown cultural community.
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:32:00 EDT
Softball Beats TCNJ with 5-Run Seventh
Freshman Haley Fedak pitched a four-hitter for her first career win
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:13:00 EDT
Modern retelling of 'Romeo and Juliet' sheds light on race relations, police violence
Muhlenberg's Troy Dwyer rewires Shakespeare's romantic tragedy to speak to contemporary audiences
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:19:00 EDT
'Berg Hosts Allies for Inclusion: The Ability Exhibit
Traveling display promotes inclusion of people with disabilities
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:37:00 EDT
Muhlenberg College featured in "The Princeton Review's Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition"
Muhlenberg is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review's 2015 edition of its free book.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:28:00 EDT
Muhlenberg debuts GEMS - a summer camp focused on science education for young women.
GEMS, girls experiencing Muhlenberg science, is designed to engage middle school girls under the direction of faculty mentors. Women faculty from biology, biochemistry, chemistry, environmental science, mathematics, neuroscience and physics will lead daily scheduled science activities.
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:31:00 EDT
Military historian, WWII expert & alumnus Harry Yeide '82 to speak at 'Berg
Talk co-sponsored by Trexler Library and The Wescoe School
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:11:00 EDT
Muhlenberg honors students during Undergraduate Research Week
First recognized in 2011 by the U.S. House of Representatives, Undergraduate Research Week is sponsored each year by the Council for Undergraduate Research.
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:19:00 EDT
Students showcase new venture ideas in 6th annual Innovation Challenge
Participants from all majors compete for seed money
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:40:00 EDT
2015 Senior Thesis Exhibition
Showcasing the work of Caroline Bronston, Deborah Carlin, Hannah Cascio, Lucy Mazur-Warren, Colleen Quinn, Erin Sauter, and Micheal Wadas
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 16:20:00 EDT
Muhlenberg receives National Science Foundation Grant
"Scholars in Math and Science" program will recruit and retain students in the biological sciences
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:15:00 EDT
Donna Murch, associate professor of history at Rutgers U, gives final lecture in Center for Ethics series
Lecture will examine the origins of the Ferguson protests and their historical relationship to other mobilizations against police violence and militarization
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 10:49:00 EDT
'Berg hosts Active Minds' Send Silence Packing® exhibit
Award-winning public exhibit represents the number of students lost each year to suicide
Wed, 08 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT
Kylee Sunderlin, staff attorney at National Advocates for Pregnant Women, to participate in Social Research Social Justice Conference
Sunderlin's talk, "The Hidden Consequences of the War on Drugs: Harming Families and Communities," will be held on April 9, 2015 at Muhlenberg College in Miller Forum, Moyer Hall at 7:00 p.m.
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 13:57:00 EDT
Joe Fab, Emmy-nominated producer, writer and director of the documentary "Paper Clips" speaks on Holocaust Memorial Day
Film screening and follow-up talk sponsored by Muhlenberg College Hillel, Muhlenberg Activities Council, the Chaplain's office and the Institute for Jewish Christian Understanding
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 13:24:00 EDT
'Berg students selected for Air Products Community Internship Program
Through their participation, students will engage in the community, gain experience in their intended career fields and learn more about the world of non-profits
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 13:22:00 EDT
James Peck named associate dean for diversity initiatives
New appointment is one among many recommendations of the College's Diversity Strategic Planning Committee
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 13:47:00 EDT
Eidman Shoots 70 at Alvernia
Freshman Daniel Eidman of the Muhlenberg men's golf team shot a 2-under-par 70 to earn medalist honors at the Alvernia Spring Invitational.
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:47:00 EDT
Tyler Bauer '15 Named Division III National Athlete of the Week
The Muhlenberg senior was named Division III national athlete of the week by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:17:00 EDT
'Dance Emerge' showcases eclectic work in a nationally acclaimed program
Dance performance April 16-18 displays talent of Muhlenberg faculty member Megan Flynn, 11 student choreographers, 60 dancers
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:15:00 EDT
Internationally acclaimed performer Stephan Said to give free concert at Muhlenberg
Pioneer of "global pop" appears courtesy of Center for Ethics
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:17:00 EDT
Wescoe School's healthcare program ranked #1 by Healthcare Administration Degree Programs
Program delivers in-depth application to the specific challenges of the health services industry
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:14:00 EDT
Amaney Jamal, professor of politics and director of the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, to participate in Center for Ethics event
Jamal's talk will examine various aspects of civility and disobedience within Palestinian politics
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:09:00 EDT
'Berg to host EF High School Exchange Year Program
International students will come to campus for an immersion experience
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:01:00 EDT
Michael North delivers the John D.M. Brown Lecture
Named for an alumnus and former faculty member, the Brown Lecture brings a major literary critic to campus every spring
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:16:00 EDT
Prize-winning prose writer Bernard Cooper to read at Muhlenberg
Reception and book signing to follow
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:01:00 EDT
Muhlenberg Students Embark on Annual Alternative Spring Break Trips
Every spring semester, students participate in organized service-based “alternative” spring break trips consisting of volunteering and teamwork.
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:41:00 EDT
Dr. Ilan Stavans to lecture on language of disaster tourism, travel and memory
Talk explores travel in the age of cosmopolitanism and how tourism turns us into automatons.
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 08:48:00 EDT
Friday the 13th - Dr. Jeff Rudski discusses superstition and confirmation bias
Dr. Jeff Rudski explains how superstitions develop and how they may affect our behavior.
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:58:00 EDT
Muhlenberg College to present Kurt Weill's groundbreaking American opera 'Street Scene'
The ambitious production features guest artists Ed Bara and Lauren Curnow, a cast of more than 50 and a 35-piece professional orchestra
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 08:12:00 EDT
E. S. Curtis The North American Indian: The Kwakiutl
An intriguing segment of Edward S. Curtis’s Photogravures of The North American Indian is the focus of a year-long curatorial project for Marc Jablonksi '15.
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:29:00 EDT
Women's Basketball Run Ends
Muhlenberg suffered a 69-54 loss to Geneseo, which advanced to the "Sweet 16" for a matchup with defending national champion FDU-Florham.
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 08:27:00 EDT
Global Chef Bilal Eido shares flavors of the United Arab Emirates
Muhlenberg students will experience authentic Arab cuisine in the Wood Dining Commons when Chef Bilal Eido visits from the United Arab Emirates on March 9-10, 2015, as part of the Sodexo Global Chef program.
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:50:00 EST
Women's basketball win Centennial Conference championship to advance to NCAA Tournament
The Mules captured their eighth CC title with wins over Johns Hopkins and McDaniel over the weekend.
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:38:00 EST