2020 Year in Review
As 2020 comes to a close, we look back on the stories and news that defined the work and accomplishments of Muhlenberg College students, faculty, staff and alumni this year.
Monday, December 21, 2020 02:23 PM

Muhlenberg Named Recipient of Air Products Foundation Scholarships
The grant will provide four scholarships for minority or women accounting majors at the College.
Friday, December 18, 2020 08:08 AM

Putting Sustainability Into Practice
Two seniors are partnering with the cities of Allentown and Easton to compile greenhouse gas inventories and shape future climate action.
Monday, December 14, 2020 04:19 PM

Muhlenberg Receives $7.5M Gift in Support of Capital Projects
The pledge, made by a Muhlenberg graduate, is the largest personal gift in the history of the 172-year-old institution and will provide funding for two building initiatives.
Friday, December 11, 2020 09:15 AM

Solar Partnership Wins Global Sustainability Award
The collaborative renewable energy project between Muhlenberg College and three other Pennsylvania institutions has been announced as the recipient of AASHE's 2020 Campus Sustainability Achievement Award.
Thursday, December 3, 2020 02:49 PM

Muhlenberg Hosts 63rd Annual Candlelight Carols Services
The three performances were produced by the Gideon F. Egner Memorial Chapel, the Department of Music and the Department of Theater & Dance and will be held virtually.
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 03:18 PM

Community Engagement Goes Remote
While learning online himself this fall, Mike Albdewi ’22 made a daily commitment to help students from Allentown’s Roosevelt Elementary with reading and math via Zoom.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 03:51 PM

A Virtual Success
The Phi Sigma Sigma sorority, in an effort coordinated by Philanthropy Chair Sophie Capobianco ’22, sent hundreds of winter coats, pairs of gloves and sets of headphones to students at an Allentown elementary school.
Monday, November 23, 2020 09:01 AM

Multi-Campus Solar Project is a Global Sustainability Award Finalist
Muhlenberg College also received a top rating for campus sustainability and was recognized as a top performer in water conservation again this year.
Thursday, November 19, 2020 04:49 PM

Personally Speaking: Kyle Ropski ’22
Kyle Ropski is an economics and sustainability studies double major from Ambler, Pennsylvania.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 02:39 PM

A Virtual Collective of Artists
Alison Cummins ’21 and Sarah Gordin ’21 started Berg Originals to help students, alumni, faculty and others share and receive feedback on their work remotely.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 02:14 PM

Why I Study...Sports-Related Brain Injuries
Assistant Professor of Public Health Kathleen Bachynski shares how a soccer injury she sustained in high school inspired an interest in a lesser-known realm of her field.
Monday, November 16, 2020 08:38 AM

Five First-Year Students Discuss Their Fall 2020 Experience
Members of the Class of 2024 offer glimpses of what it’s been like to come to Muhlenberg during a pandemic.
Friday, November 13, 2020 09:00 AM

What It’s Like to Start College in the COVID-19 Era
We’re still on campus and it's starting to get cold. I guess I’ll need to buy a winter coat.
Friday, November 13, 2020 08:55 AM

Blood in the Time of COVID
Dr. Suchi Pandey ’99 has worked to collect plasma from recovered coronavirus patients and to help evaluate it as a potential treatment.
Thursday, November 12, 2020 08:47 AM

A World Beyond Chemo
Dr. Eric Smith ’02 runs a lab at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute that’s working on developing and expanding cutting-edge therapies for cancer patients.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 10:03 AM

Face Masks: No Longer Just for Football
Learn how coaches and athletes are navigating a fall season with major limitations on what can be done in person.
Monday, November 9, 2020 09:02 AM

Muhlenberg Announces Appointment of Ira Blum ’10 as Director of Leffell Center for Jewish Student Life
As director, Blum will support an engaging Jewish life experience at Muhlenberg and oversee all aspects of Jewish religious and cultural life on campus.
Friday, November 6, 2020 01:44 PM

Wallenberg Tribute Recognizes Work of Award-Winning Journalist Krista Tippett
The newly branded Institute for Religious and Cultural Understanding elevates the idea of inclusion with Tippett’s honor.
Friday, November 6, 2020 01:38 PM

A Community Effort
What does it take to change the campus climate surrounding race at a predominantly white institution? True transformation starts with individual students, faculty, staff and alumni who push themselves and their peers—and by extension, the College—toward anti-racism, equity and an understanding that this work is never finished.
Thursday, November 5, 2020 03:40 PM

That’s Entertainment
Jennifer DeGuzman ’93, vice president of communications at the National Geographic Channel, reflects on a 25-year career in public relations that began at MTV.
Thursday, November 5, 2020 03:35 PM

Science at Muhlenberg
The College has a long-standing reputation for scientific excellence. Learn what makes Muhlenberg’s programs so strong and the scientists those programs produce so successful.
Thursday, November 5, 2020 03:26 PM

Muhlenberg Hosts First Generation Panel for Family Weekend
November 8 is National First Generation Student Celebration Day and the College will hold an inaugural event to honor students.
Thursday, November 5, 2020 00:38 PM

The Complicated Road to Election Day
BergVotes faced unprecedented challenges as it endeavored to ensure as many students as possible, on campus and off, could cast a vote this fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 09:04 AM

Campaigning Together Again
Two political science alumni who volunteered together in 2016 are collaborating on a Pennsylvania House of Representatives race in the Lehigh Valley this fall.
Monday, November 2, 2020 10:41 AM

Final 2020 Muhlenberg College/Morning Call Pennsylvania Presidential Election Survey
In a late October poll, the Muhlenberg Institute of Public Opinion finds Joe Biden maintaining a slim lead over Donald Trump in the race for Pennsylvania’s 20 Electoral College votes and Democratic candidates for Congress slightly preferred over Republicans.
Saturday, October 31, 2020 08:15 AM

Wrestling and the Campaign Trail
Episode 8 of the Muhlenberg Mules Podcast talks to two wrestlers, Billy Moore and Ramiro Osuna, working in the campaign of Lisa Scheller, the Republican challenger to Democrat incumbent Susan Wild in the race for a seat in the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's District 7.
Thursday, October 29, 2020 10:38 AM

I Speak Spanish. I Can Help!
Spanish-English poll interpreters are legally required at the majority of Lehigh County’s precincts. Since 2004, Associate Professor of Spanish Erika M. Sutherland has been training interpreters for presidential elections.
Friday, October 30, 2020 09:49 AM

The Nation’s Capital
How much does any United States president affect the economy?
Monday, October 26, 2020 10:34 AM

Right Down to the Bones
Alex Denning ’09 oversees the University of New Mexico’s Laboratory of Human Osteology, which houses the skeletal remains of between 3,000 and 5,000 individuals.
Friday, October 23, 2020 01:38 PM

Muhlenberg College/Morning Call Pennsylvania Presidential Election Survey: Mid-October 2020
As Election Day 2020 draws closer, among likely Pennsylvania voters, a new Muhlenberg College Institute of Pubic Opinion poll finds Joe Biden holding a 7-point lead over Donald Trump and Democrats holding a 6% lead in terms of congressional elections in the state.
Friday, October 23, 2020 08:45 AM

172nd Commencement Ceremony
The virtual event celebrated the more than 600 graduates of Muhlenberg College who earned degrees in May and October of this year.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 04:20 PM

‘From the Ashes’ Event Series Addresses Racism Amid COVID-19
The fall programming grapples with how COVID-19 is impacting contemporary racial crises, explores the historical roots of these issues and highlights the activism of younger generations.
Thursday, October 15, 2020 09:46 AM

Muhlenberg Receives Major Gift, Announces Dedication of Burkholder Quadrangle
The gift by Drs. Thomas O. Burkholder ’70 and Judith A. McDonald Burkholder ’71 will support a number of initiatives, including scholarships for underrepresented students seeking a career in medicine.
Thursday, October 1, 2020 08:22 PM

Muhlenberg College Announces Institute for Religious and Cultural Understanding
With a commitment to cultivate awareness of religious diversity, the program expands on the scope of the Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding.
Thursday, October 1, 2020 05:09 PM

Muhlenberg’s Enrollment Efforts Featured in 'The Chronicle of Higher Education'
The article highlights the collaboration between the enrollment team and the campus community to recruit and retain the Class of 2024 during a profoundly challenging year.
Thursday, October 1, 2020 02:42 PM

Muhlenberg College/Morning Call Pennsylvania 7th Congressional District Poll: September 2020
A new survey from the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion asks PA 7th District voters about their picks for congress and president, their plans for voting, how they think Trump has handled the pandemic and when Ruth Bader Ginsburg's successor should be selected.
Thursday, October 1, 2020 08:00 AM

Muhlenberg Named a Sierra Club “Cool School”
The College once again was named to the list for its sustainability initiatives and environmental commitments.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 08:17 PM

Muhlenberg Joins Higher Ed Coalition in Support of Princeton University Against Department of Education Investigation
President Kathleen Harring is one of over 80 college presidents who signed the letter of support.
Friday, September 25, 2020 08:18 AM

Virtual Event: Democracy in Crisis
The non-partisan event, co-sponsored by the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion and the non-profit Keep Our Republic, was an open discussion about election challenges and solutions.
Friday, September 18, 2020 04:07 PM

2020: Pennsylvania Voter Views on Election Processes and Security
A new report from the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion asked Pennsylvania voters their perceptions of state preparedness for the 2020 election and their primary concerns regarding election security and fairness in this cycle.
Friday, September 18, 2020 00:00 PM

Muhlenberg Student Heads Lacrosse Equipment Drive
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this past spring, student-athletes found themselves displaced from their sport and their teammates for the foreseeable future. For Muhlenberg women's lacrosse player Emily Gaffney '23, a spring season without lacrosse was not an option.
Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:53 AM

Muhlenberg Featured in The Princeton Review’s 'Best 386 Colleges' Guide
The College was also again named to the Best Value Colleges and Green Colleges lists.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 06:34 PM

Fostering Dialogue, Taking Action
Two Muhlenberg speaker series beginning this fall, “2020 Vision: Contested Political Futures” and “Engaging in Speech and Action,” provide community forums on crucial and challenging issues.
Friday, September 11, 2020 09:53 AM

Meet Our New Faculty
Muhlenberg College welcomes six new full-time faculty members this fall.
Thursday, September 10, 2020 00:16 PM

"2020 Vision: Contested Political Futures" Explores Critical Issues in 2020 Elections
The nonpartisan election series is the 8th coordinated by the Muhlenberg College Department of Political Science since 1992.
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 01:10 PM

A Bittersweet End to a Strong Season
Centennial Conference Coach of the Year Jason McLean ’01 was in Iowa with the first three Muhlenberg wrestlers to qualify for the NCAA Championships since 2009 when COVID-19 shut down collegiate sports.
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 11:28 AM

Muhlenberg Announces Fall 2020 Center for Ethics Program Schedule
This year’s program, “Engaging in Speech and Action,” will debut with a series of virtual events.
Monday, September 7, 2020 01:22 PM

Important Muhlenberg Update
A message from President Harring to the Muhlenberg College community
Friday, September 4, 2020 06:02 PM

A Semester Like No Other
Learn how Muhlenberg plans to ensure robust academic, co-curricular and extracurricular experiences for students this fall.
Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:47 AM

Muhlenberg College/Morning Call Pennsylvania Presidential Election Survey: August 2020
In a new Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion election poll, voters in this swing state were surveyed about their choice for president in the upcoming election.
Thursday, August 20, 2020 04:19 PM

From Knowledge Comes Power
Because of an internship opportunity the College offered in the wake of COVID-19, Karla Sagastizado ’21 is considering a career in law.
Monday, August 17, 2020 10:20 AM

A Time for Action and Learning

Thursday, September 3, 2020 03:07 PM

Crisis Communication
Assistant Professor and Director of Public Health Chrysan Cronin takes her expertise beyond the classroom during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Friday, August 14, 2020 00:00 PM

‘Providing Mentorship and Inspiration to All Women’
In the span of a few months, Professor Katherine Richmond receives three national awards for her mentorship, teaching, scholarship and recently published textbook.
Thursday, August 13, 2020 08:21 PM

A Campaign to Remember
Aaron Zucker ’18 worked as a field organizer for the presidential campaign of Senator Kamala Harris, who was announced this week as presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s running mate.
Friday, August 14, 2020 08:03 AM

Where Psychology and Sustainability Meet
Double major Francesca Jones ’21 combines her interests in a summer research project examining differences in the perceived risk of climate change among different socioeconomic groups.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 08:38 AM

Muhlenberg Announces Important Fall Semester Update
As a result of the changing landscape related to the coronavirus pandemic, the College made the decision to reduce the number of students on campus.
Thursday, July 30, 2020 01:19 PM

The COVID Chronicles
In early March, the College sprang into action as a rapidly evolving global crisis was about to arrive on its doorstep. While the finish line remains out of sight, it’s possible to reflect on how the College community came together to face the COVID-19 pandemic and how it continues to exhibit resilience, compassion and togetherness.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 00:25 PM

2020 Election: Issues Guide
Muhlenberg Magazine worked with faculty experts to provide background and context for some of the important issues voters will hear about in the leadup to November.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 00:28 PM

The Intersection of Music and History
Independent research on how one composer’s operas served as propaganda for King Louis XIV is helping Tess Rhian ’21 prepare for graduate school.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 08:49 AM

A Data-Driven Summer Internship
Zach Cooper ’21 helps analyze the economic reports that inform the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s positions on legislation.
Monday, July 27, 2020 08:23 AM

Exploring Community History
Inspired by the integrative learning course HIV and AIDS in the Lehigh Valley, Victoria Retterholt ’22 is conducting summer research in public health to more closely examine how that pandemic affected local Hispanic and Latino populations.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 03:40 PM

Added Value
In her second internship with the same public relations firm, Ally Shapiro ’21 builds on what she learned last summer.
Monday, July 20, 2020 08:40 AM

Save the Whales (and Sea Turtles, and Dolphins and…)
Ben Delin ’21 helps respond to calls reporting animals in trouble as part of his internship at Florida’s Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
Friday, July 17, 2020 07:21 AM

An Opportunity to Connect
Henry Giwa ’21 grew his network through his participation in Harvard Business School’s Virtual Venture in Management program.
Thursday, July 16, 2020 10:55 AM

Analyzing How to Provide Better Care
As a research intern with New Jersey’s Children’s Specialized Hospital, Maayan Malomet ’21 works with data on how well parents understand their infant’s or toddler’s diagnosis.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 08:35 AM

Helping Candidates, Building Skills
A remote internship for a political consulting firm is giving Dominic Palumbo ’21 valuable, hands-on experience.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 09:00 AM

Muhlenberg Joins Legal Challenge in Support of International Students
The College supports the Harvard and MIT lawsuit attempting to block the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) rule.
Monday, July 13, 2020 03:05 PM

Theatre professor James Peck receives Oscar Brockett teaching award
Association for Theatre in Higher Education presents award annually to recognize ‘tremendous impact’ on students
Thursday, July 16, 2020 05:23 PM

Learning on the Job
Alexander Giaquinto ’21 received extensive training as part of his summer internship in cybersecurity.
Friday, July 10, 2020 03:54 PM

Trace, Detect and Dispatch
The poetic travails of Taylor Garrison ‘20 lead to a prestigious fellowship triumph.
Friday, July 10, 2020 08:28 AM

International Relations
After returning from France, Kaelyn Kappes ’21 took an internship with the organization that facilitated her study-abroad experience.
Thursday, July 9, 2020 02:23 PM

Centennial Conference Announces Decision on Fall Sports
Muhlenberg will host a town hall meeting for student-athletes and their families to provide information and address concerns, and a FAQ page is available to provide additional details.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 03:09 PM

Muhlenberg Announces Plans for Fall 2020 Semester
The strategy outlined by the College includes plans to resume on-campus instruction on August 24.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 01:27 PM

Growing Support
A new scholarship and research grants, all earmarked for sustainability studies, expand opportunities for students.
Thursday, July 2, 2020 02:41 PM

Another Side of Theatre
Caroline Dunn ’21 is broadening her horizons with a remote development and events internship with the Barrington Stage Company.
Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:53 AM

A Data-Driven Approach to Pandemic Response
Epidemiologist Sherrine Eid ’97 is leading a software company’s team of experts as they assist clients with disease modeling, contact tracing and other key epidemiologic functions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 01:58 PM

Muhlenberg Admissions to Prospective Students: Prioritize Self-Care, Care for Others During Pandemic
Developed in collaboration with admissions officials and endorsed by leaders at more than 315 institutions across the country, the statement describes what college admissions offices value and expect—and don't expect—from students during this time.
Monday, June 29, 2020 02:09 PM

Kathleen E. Harring Named 13th President of Muhlenberg College
Harring is the first woman to hold the position.
Friday, June 26, 2020 10:14 AM

Muhlenberg Extended Learning Program Offers Free Summer Study
Faculty, staff and donors came together to enable the College to offer 100 incoming students and 100 returning students the opportunity to apply for a grant to pay for one online course.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 03:01 PM

Fall 2020 Semester Plans
A message from President Kathy Harring to the Muhlenberg College community
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 02:04 PM

Muhlenberg College Announces Students Named to Spring 2020 Dean's List
Students with a term GPA of 3.5 or higher for the semester were recognized for this academic achievement.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 00:05 PM

Neuroscience Alum Wins Prestigious Award from American Psychological Association
Lauren Kenney ’17 will present her research on Parkinson’s disease this summer.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 10:58 AM

Alum Helps Identify Gaps in COVID-19 Research
Yuxin Lei ’17 is part of a working group on gender and intersectionality research on COVID-19.
Thursday, June 18, 2020 03:49 PM

Alum Helps Design and Manufacture Critical Items in the Fight Against COVID-19
Todd Goldstein ’08, director of 3D design and innovation at a New York City-area hospital system, has worked to print swabs and other medical devices in short supply during the pandemic.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 00:30 PM

Providing Help and Hope
Allentown’s Director of Community and Economic Development Leonard Lightner ’12 has worked to protect public health and ensure the survival of local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 01:43 PM

Muhlenberg Honors 2020 Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society Members
The College's newest members of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's most prestigious honor society for undergraduates in the liberal arts and sciences, were celebrated in a virtual event on Monday, June 15.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 09:11 AM

Supporting the “Sickest of the Sickest”
Elisa Vicari ’08, a licensed clinical social worker in a Long Island intensive care unit, has worked to ensure families stay connected with patients despite a near-total no-visitors policy during COVID-19.
Monday, June 15, 2020 09:37 AM

Racism and Responsibility
A message from President Harring to the Muhlenberg College community.
Monday, June 1, 2020 08:05 PM

A Parallel Universe
Through his work on VR software, Evan Sforza ’07 helps create a welcoming place for people from around the world to meet.
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:51 AM

Plotting a Pandemic's Path
From his home office, Walter J. Chesla ’05 provided hospital leaders with critical details to make life-and-death decisions.
Monday, June 8, 2020 11:10 AM

Muhlenberg's Institute of Public Opinion Again Earns Top Grade from FiveThirtyEight
The College earns an A+ rating, one of only six polling institutions in the nation to do so.
Thursday, June 4, 2020 07:36 PM

Muhlenberg Hosts Drive-Through Meal Distribution
About 7,000 meals were given to local families at Friday's event, held in partnership with the Allentown Health Bureau, the Food Policy Council and Operation BBQ Relief, a national disaster-relief organization.
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 04:56 PM

Muhlenberg College Announces Faculty Promotions
Five members of the faculty were recently promoted to full professorship by the Board of Trustees on the recommendation of Interim President Kathy Harring.
Thursday, May 28, 2020 10:07 AM

Muhlenberg Honored with Latest Tree Campus USA Recognition
Since 2015, the College has been among select institutions recognized for effective campus forest management and engaging students and staff in conservation goals.
Friday, May 22, 2020 01:02 PM

Mourning During COVID-19
While the pandemic has drastically altered the support structures available to families with sick or recently deceased loved ones, grief facilitator Deacon Frank Elchert ’01 has continued his important work.
Thursday, May 21, 2020 01:44 PM

Muhlenberg Inducts 53 Students into First Generation Honor Society
Tri-Alpha honors outstanding students who are the first in their families to attend college.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 10:16 AM

Offering Comfort in a Time of Crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the work of Rabbi Jason Kirschner ’10, who serves as a chaplain at a New York City hospital.
Thursday, May 14, 2020 01:47 PM

Former Activities Council President Builds Temporary Hospitals With His Event Services Company
Alex Corgan ’08 has deployed his emergency response team to arm Maryland with extra medical facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Monday, May 18, 2020 03:54 PM

Theatre Alum Who Found a Passion in Nursing Treats COVID-19 Patients in New Jersey
Marc Rogol ’05 has seen his work transformed by the pandemic.
Thursday, May 7, 2020 08:17 AM

Alum Oversees Makeshift Hospital to Prepare for Overcrowding
Should the need arise, Dr. Chris Raab ’93 P’22 P’24 will treat adult patients who don’t have COVID-19 inside his children’s hospital.
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 09:07 AM

Muhlenberg Students, Faculty, Staff Honored at 2020 Honors Convocation
The virtual ceremony celebrated academic achievement, community engagement, original research and commitment to the College.
Monday, May 4, 2020 10:15 AM

Muhlenberg Names Recipients of 2020 Hamre Prize
The awards were presented at the College's 2020 Honors Convocation.
Monday, May 4, 2020 02:49 PM

Donna Kish-Goodling Named Recipient of Chairman's Award
The award was presented at the College's 2020 Honors Convocation.
Monday, May 4, 2020 02:38 PM

Muhlenberg Announces 2020 Faculty Rising Scholar Award Recipients
The awards were presented at the College's 2020 Honors Convocation.
Monday, May 4, 2020 02:31 PM

Casey Miller Named Recipient of Award for the Outstanding Advisor to First-Year Students
The award was presented at the College's 2020 Honors Convocation.
Monday, May 4, 2020 02:16 PM

Lindsey Nagy Awarded the Ruth and Joel Spira Prize for Distinguished Teaching
The award was presented at the College's 2020 Honors Convocation.
Monday, May 4, 2020 02:12 PM

Four Faculty Members Named Recipients of The Daniel J. and Carol Shiner Wilson Grant for the Completion of Scholarly Projects
The awards were presented at the College's 2020 Honors Convocation.
Monday, May 4, 2020 11:52 AM

Maura Finkelstein Awarded The Robert C. Williams Faculty Award
The award was presented at the College's 2020 Honors Convocation.
Monday, May 4, 2020 11:43 AM

Leticia Robles-Moreno Awarded The Crossette Family Faculty Fellowship for International Research
The award was presented at the College's 2020 Honors Convocation.
Monday, May 4, 2020 11:38 AM

Eduardo Olid Guerrero Awarded The Donald B. Hoffman Research Fellowship
The award was presented at the College's 2020 Honors Convocation.
Monday, May 4, 2020 11:31 AM

Grant Scott Awarded the Class of 1932 Research Professorship
The award was presented at the College's 2020 Honors Convocation.
Monday, May 4, 2020 11:14 AM

'In Exchange for Gold' Wins Publishers Prize
Book by Professors Richard Niesenbaum and Joseph E. B. Elliott “documents the linkage between human experience and ecology.”
Friday, May 1, 2020 03:13 PM

ICU Doctor Manages Care for COVID-19 Patients in Delaware
Dr. Mike Benninghoff ’95 credits preparation and collaboration for his team’s treatment successes.
Friday, May 1, 2020 08:34 AM

Where Technology, Public Health and Government Meet
Alana Lerer ’11 works in Washington, D.C., to help shape the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thursday, April 30, 2020 02:32 PM

Providing Emergency Care in a Hard-Hit Area
Physician assistant Kendra Moore ’13 sees a steady stream of COVID-19 patients in a northern New Jersey ER.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 08:45 AM

Forging Cross-Campus Connections
Two sites Muhlenberg students visited on the Office of Multicultural Life’s second cultural immersion alternative spring break were the historically black Howard and Morgan State Universities.
Monday, April 27, 2020 10:12 AM

United as One
Muhlenberg athletes stay connected even as they’re required to be physically apart.
Friday, April 24, 2020 00:37 PM

Prepare to Swear
Have you ever wondered how your brain and mouth go from thinking about a word to articulating it?
Friday, April 24, 2020 09:02 AM

Environmental Science Senior Uses Video to Teach Science to Elementary Schoolers
Even while away from his students, Ian Wolfe Adler ’20 is still creating lesson plans.
Thursday, April 23, 2020 08:57 AM

Dentistry During the COVID-19 Crisis
Dr. Jordan Strott ‘07 can provide emergency care, but a shortage of protective equipment makes such work incredibly risky.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 02:10 PM

The Grief of a Spring Semester Cut Short
All students—seniors especially—are grappling with what they’re missing by being away from Muhlenberg right now.
Monday, April 20, 2020 01:38 PM

Jackson Davis ’21 Earns Rossing Physics Scholarship
Davis is among the scholarship recipients honored for outstanding academic performance in physics.
Friday, April 17, 2020 04:50 PM

Public Health Alum Investigates COVID-19 Cases in New Jersey
Ashley Lafferty ’18 is helping track the spread of the disease in her county.
Friday, April 17, 2020 02:03 PM

Transforming Technology
James Custer Jr. ’15 scores a big win with his first scientific publication—and aims to fuse science and business to create world-changing applications.
Friday, April 17, 2020 08:30 AM

Urgent Online Learning
Over a long weekend, Muhlenberg’s faculty prepared to continue courses remotely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thursday, April 16, 2020 04:50 PM

How the New Pandemic Affects All Doctors and Patients
While vascular surgeon Dr. Meryl Simon Logan ’09 hasn’t treated anyone with COVID-19 yet, she has had to make difficult decisions about other patients’ care.
Thursday, April 16, 2020 08:13 AM

A Public Health Professor’s Take on Masks
Here’s what you need to know about the CDC recommendation to cover your mouth and nose when in public places.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 01:34 PM

Muhlenberg Alum Cares for COVID-19 Patients in Tennessee
Amid a global pandemic, Courtney Graetzer ’14 is proud to be an ICU nurse.
Friday, April 10, 2020 09:24 AM

Muhlenberg Appoints Dance Program Director
Associate Professor Jeffrey Peterson will assume leadership of the dance program July 1.
Thursday, April 9, 2020 11:54 AM

Campus 3D Printers Help Protect Local Healthcare Workers
Muhlenberg staff and faculty are responding to a critical need by utilizing campus technology to produce protective equipment.
Thursday, April 9, 2020 08:34 AM

Inside Marti's Head
I wore the Mule suit so you don't have to.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 08:00 AM

A Humanistic Approach to Remote Teaching and Learning
Inside Higher Ed and Philadelphia Inquirer highlighted Muhlenberg’s pivot to all-digital learning during this challenging time.
Monday, April 6, 2020 05:21 PM

Apart, but Together
The Office of Student Organizations, Leadership & Engagement leads the College’s effort to continue social activities for students virtually throughout this campus closure.
Monday, April 6, 2020 10:18 AM

Producing Protection
Public health student Hadar Re’em ’20 is helping to sew masks for Lehigh Valley Health Network.
Friday, April 3, 2020 08:16 AM

Shared Experience
Muhlenberg’s new externship program bridges the gap between day-long job shadows and months-long internships.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 10:44 AM

Institute of Public Opinion Releases April 2020 Public Health Survey
The latest report from the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion surveys Pennsylvanians on public health issues, including health care reform, heroin addiction, immunizations, marijuana legalization, the coronavirus outbreak and the performance of President Trump’s handling of health care matters.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 00:22 PM

Personally Speaking: Nick Daza ’20
Nick Daza is a political science major with minors in business administration and religion studies from South Brunswick, New Jersey
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:20 AM

Part of the Crew
The SEA Semester program allowed Devin Goldsmith ’21 to live, learn and participate in research off the coast of New Zealand.
Monday, March 30, 2020 01:57 PM

Housing in America
One group of students took a class on housing policy before embarking on a Habitat for Humanity spring break together.
Thursday, March 26, 2020 02:51 PM

Why I Study...Computer Science and Its Many Applications
Assistant Professor of Computer Science Jorge Silveyra shares how he came to his current field of research.
Thursday, March 26, 2020 08:17 AM

Creators: Rachel Mansfield '12
The Instagrammer and blogger discusses her debut cookbook, "Just the Good Stuff."
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 00:51 PM

How to Find Reliable Information on COVID-19
Two Muhlenberg experts share trustworthy, evidence-based sources for updates on the current pandemic.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 08:40 AM

Scholarships Forge a Bond Between Today’s Students and Alumni Donors
This academic year, donated or endowed scholarships were awarded to 395 students, about a fifth of the student body.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 07:05 AM

Muhlenberg Athletics Celebrates Women's History Month
Muhlenberg is celebrating Women's History Month with social media posts saluting each of our 11 women's varsity sports teams.
Monday, March 23, 2020 10:36 AM

Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion Releases 2020 Pennsylvania Public Health Poll—Coronavirus Report
The report provides findings regarding the perceptions of Pennsylvanians about Covid-19.
Friday, March 20, 2020 00:22 PM

A Parent's Guide to Online Learning
Muhlenberg College Professor of Chemistry Keri Colabroy is no stranger to online teaching and learning. She has some advice for parents adjusting to online learning environments for the first time as school districts close in response to the Covid-19 crisis.
Friday, March 20, 2020 04:36 PM

Studying the Perceived Risk of Coronavirus
Michael Silverstein ’18 is part of a research team examining public sentiment toward the global pandemic.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 08:45 AM

Harvard Sociologist Anthony Jack to Speak at Muhlenberg College’s 172nd Commencement
Jack will receive an honorary degree along with author Jane Thierfeld Brown P’10, Pastor Brian Eklund '66 and businessman John Heffer P'96.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 00:00 PM

Muhlenberg College Announces Covid-19 Preparatory Measures
Due to an expectation that the virus will eventually impact its community, the College has announced a suspension of in-person classes March 18 through April 13. At this time, the College has no confirmed cases of Covid-19 (coronavirus) on campus.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 06:07 PM

Men's Lax, Whittingslow Enjoy Historic Night
Behind a record performance by senior Jake Whittingslow, the Muhlenberg men's lacrosse team toppled Oneonta, 20-4.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 09:58 PM

D'Ambrosia Wins National Pitcher Honor
Muhlenberg senior Matthew D'Ambrosia was named Division III pitcher of the week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 09:53 AM

An Environmental Educator
In her role at the Audubon Naturalist Society, Nora Harkness Kelly ’11 shares her love of nature with the next generation.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 08:03 AM

New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet to Speak at Muhlenberg College
Baquet will address issues related to the First Amendment, journalism’s essential role in a democratic state and the concept, portrayal and pursuit of truth in society.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 01:09 PM

Psychologist J. Russell Ramsay to Speak on Adult ADHD
The lecture is the spring 2020 talk in the John B. Rosenberg '63 and Stephanie Lambert Speaker Series in Psychology.
Monday, March 9, 2020 00:30 PM

The Home Team
Rhiannon Harwi ’20 completed an externship at the Allentown campus of human resources company ADP with Deb Clay-Alston ’98 P’14.
Thursday, March 5, 2020 09:51 AM

Yes, And…
Sydney Holliday ’23 drew on her improv background for an externship with theatre educator Robert Wagner ’07.
Thursday, March 5, 2020 09:59 AM

Out of Office
Justin Axelrod ’20 spent four days all over Jersey City, New Jersey, during his externship with real-estate developer Paul Silverman ’78.
Thursday, March 5, 2020 10:06 AM

Kyra Hickey ’21 Honored as a Newman Civic Fellow
Students selected for the fellowship are campus leaders who demonstrate a commitment to finding solutions for challenges facing communities locally, nationally and internationally.
Monday, March 9, 2020 08:45 AM

Muhlenberg Students Present at Mathematics Conference
Three students shared their research at the Joint Mathematics Meeting's Student Research Poster Session in Denver, Colorado, this January.
Friday, March 6, 2020 09:41 AM

The Top Position
In his third season as head wrestling coach at Muhlenberg, Jason McLean ’01 continues to help bring the Mules to new heights.
Thursday, March 5, 2020 04:43 PM

Muhlenberg to Host Coronavirus Panel
The event, "The Coronavirus Pandemic: COVID-19," takes place on Tuesday, March 10. It is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 03:17 PM

A Fantastical Lesson in Leadership
A trip to Disney should be fun. But for a group of Muhlenberg students this January, the trip also helped explore the many ways that Walt Disney World staff create a culture of leadership.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 08:49 AM

Behind the Healthcare Curtain
From an early age, Meredith Krewson '20 knew that she wanted a career in medicine and healthcare for small children.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 08:45 AM

The Muhlenberg Wrestling Team Send Six to the Podium, Three to Iowa
Austin Sherman, Jimmy Fratantoni and Luca Colestock all earned berths in the NCAA Championships by finishing in the top three at the NCAA Mideast Regional. The national meet is scheduled for March 13-14 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Sunday, March 1, 2020 04:25 PM

Muhlenberg Showcases Global Research
Muhlenberg students presented global education research at the annual LVAIC Global Student Conference.
Saturday, February 29, 2020 08:30 AM

Muhlenberg/Morning Call Release 2020 Pennsylvania Election Survey
In the first Muhlenberg College/Morning Call election poll of 2020, President Donald Trump and the leading candidates for the Democratic nomination are shown to be in a tight race for Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes.
Thursday, February 27, 2020 08:45 AM

Two Hours of History
The opportunity to sit in on the recent impeachment trial has been a highlight of my time so far as an intern in New Jersey Senator Cory Booker’s Washington, D.C., office.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 04:21 PM

Muhlenberg Announces Appointment of José Dieudonné as Chief Information Officer
Dieudonné will begin his appointment as a member of the president’s cabinet on March 23.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 04:00 PM

A Welcoming Place for All Religious Traditions
A new integrative learning partnership between the Department of Religion Studies and the Office of Housing & Residence Life helps resident advisors develop religious literacy.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 09:04 AM

Muhlenberg Joins Forces With Three Colleges for Unprecedented Renewable Energy Purchase
Along with other campus initiatives, the project enables the College to have a carbon-neutral electricity footprint for the first time.
Monday, February 24, 2020 03:38 PM

Untold Stories of Unsung Heroes
“A Century of Struggle: Women’s Rights Before and After Suffrage” continued with a discussion on women of minority backgrounds that played a pivotal role in the ratification of the 19th amendment.
Friday, February 21, 2020 04:23 PM

Report Shows Progress on College Access, Opportunity Goals
The American Talent Initiative, of which Muhlenberg College is a member, is on track to enroll 50,000 more lower-income students by 2025.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 04:01 PM

Three Champions Lead Wrestling to Second Place
Behind three champions, the Muhlenberg wrestling team came in second at the Centennial Conference Championships.
Saturday, February 15, 2020 05:12 PM

Race in Classical Music
Muhlenberg faculty lead a panel asserting the importance of including Black art in higher education and the classical music canon.
Friday, February 14, 2020 02:37 PM

In Memoriam: Irvin Schmoyer ’63
He taught biology at the College from 1976 to 2005.
Friday, February 14, 2020 02:20 PM

Muhlenberg Students and Alumni Named as Fulbright Semifinalists
The Fulbright Scholars Program supports extended research or study abroad opportunities for college graduates.
Friday, February 14, 2020 11:46 AM

Muhlenberg Celebrates Lunar New Year
In addition to opportunities to make and try delicious food and to participate in the week’s festivities, Muhlenberg College faculty, students and staff commemorated Lunar New Year by gathering in the Great Room of Seegers Union to learn about the history, traditions and rituals of the holiday.
Friday, February 7, 2020 02:21 PM

Entrepreneur and Veteran Kenneth Keitt to Deliver 2020 Raker Lecture
Keitt, founder and CEO of health and fitness company ParaPer4mance, will present “Strength Beyond Limitations” for the biannual speaker series.
Friday, February 14, 2020 09:36 AM

Personally Speaking: Chris Dasaro ’20
Chris Dasaro ’20 is a pre-med neuroscience major from Oceanside, New York, who will be conducting research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) after graduation.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 03:06 PM

Muhlenberg Named a Best Value College for 2020 by The Princeton Review
Exceptional academics, affordability and career services programs are the common denominators of the selected schools.
Monday, February 10, 2020 02:40 PM

Career Center Stories: Jordan Cimring '20
Jordan Cimring '20 shares how the Muhlenberg Career Center provided him with guidance that took him from his first internship application to the dream job he'll start after graduating in May.
Friday, February 7, 2020 09:13 AM

Muhlenberg College celebrates 60 years of Hansberry’s classic ‘Raisin in the Sun’
Emmy Award nominee Jeffrey Page directs the production, Feb. 20-23
Thursday, February 6, 2020 03:30 PM

Muhlenberg College Announces the Launch of Graduate Programs
The new School of Graduate Studies programs, in applied analytics and organizational leadership, will be offered this fall. The College is also changing the name of the Wescoe School of Continuing Education to the Muhlenberg College School of Continuing Studies.
Thursday, February 6, 2020 08:10 AM

Muhlenberg College Recognized for Community Engagement by Carnegie Foundation
Muhlenberg is one of only 119 colleges and universities nationwide to receive the 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, an elective designation that indicates institutional commitment to community engagement from The Carnegie Foundation.
Friday, January 31, 2020 10:00 AM

Muhlenberg Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Black History Month
The first program included a screening of “Harriet,” which explores the life of Harriet Tubman, and a talkback session facilitated by Muhlenberg faculty.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 09:27 AM

Muhlenberg College Hosts LVAIC Campus Sustainability Conference
Participants will learn about the innovative programs and practices that are changing the face of sustainability across the Lehigh Valley’s higher education campuses.
Thursday, January 30, 2020 02:55 PM

Exploring Through Art
Living in Allentown when the College is in session and in Hamburg, Germany, when it is not gives Assistant Professor of Sculpture Frederick Wright Jones a broader perspective on his work and his teaching.
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 10:04 AM

Muhlenberg College Announces Students Named to Fall 2019 Dean's List
Students with a term GPA of 3.5 or higher for the semester were recognized for this academic achievement.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 01:28 PM

‘Master Choreographers’ dance concert, Feb. 6-8, showcases talents of acclaimed choreographers, over 60 dancers
Highlights include pieces by guest artists Bill Evans, Yoshito Sakuraba
Friday, January 24, 2020 05:52 PM

The Power of Images and the Fight for the Vote
Muhlenberg’s History Lecture Series kicked off with a compelling look at the central role of images in the campaign for—and against—women’s right to vote in the United States.
Friday, January 24, 2020 05:53 PM

Spring 2020: Art Exhibitions at Muhlenberg College
A talk by artist Heide Fasnacht kicks off the new year, followed by exhibits by Anthony Cervino, Felice Moramarco, Burak Delier, Pilvi Takala and Vesna Pavlović, and culminates with Muhlenberg's Student Thesis Exhibition.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 04:38 PM

Muhlenberg Receives $100,000 Opioid Prevention in Higher Education Grant
The funds will be used to train students to train members of the Lehigh Valley community to administer the lifesaving drug Narcan.
Friday, January 17, 2020 08:37 AM

Coach Nate Milne Wins Two Major Coaching Awards
Milne was named Division III National Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association and Andy Talley Regional Coach of the Year by the Maxwell Football Club.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 10:10 AM

History Lecture Series Explores Women's Rights, Suffrage Movement
The events in “A Century of Struggle: Women's Rights Before and After Suffrage” will both celebrate the passing of the 19th Amendment and examine the work yet to be done to advance women's rights.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 08:18 AM

Muhlenberg celebrates 40 years of Summer Music Theatre with two world premiere musicals
This summer’s lineup includes ‘Legally Blonde,’ premiere of ‘The Legend of New York,’ all-ages circus musical ‘The Comedy of Wizards’
Friday, January 10, 2020 05:16 PM

Muhlenberg Hosts First 'Reach Out PA: Your Mental Health Matters' Roundtable Discussion
Convened by Governor Tom Wolf with the help of Representative Mike Schlossberg '05, the discussion focused on how to increase access to and reduce the stigma of mental healthcare.
Friday, January 10, 2020 08:51 AM

Center for Ethics' Spring Schedule Brings Authors, Scholars to Campus
'Borders, Nationalisms, Identities: The Ethics of Global Citizenship' continues to explore the challenges and issues that exist in an increasingly connected world.
Friday, January 10, 2020 09:13 AM

Of Life and Death
A course on Tibetan Buddhism gave Monica Arora ’15 a new perspective on humanity in medicine.
Friday, January 3, 2020 10:23 AM