Muhlenberg in the News

Recent media coverage of Muhlenberg College and its people

Catasaqua Press, July 19, 2019

'Anything Goes,' running through July 28, is called "exquisite" in this recent review. Read More


The Morning Call, July 19, 2019

Lauren Curnow, a voice instructor in the Department of Music, is one of two vocalists who will perform with the Allentown Band on July 27. The concert will feature classic opera and Broadway favorites. Read More


Youtube, July 19, 2019

Adrian Shanker '09 and Susan Falciani Maldonado, special collections and archives librarian, discuss the creation and importance of the Lehigh Valley LGBT Community Archive, which is housed at Trexler Library. Read More


WLVT-PBS 39, July 18, 2019

Susan Falciani Maldonado, special collections and archives librarian, and Adrian Shanker '09, executive director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, discuss the creation and importance of the Lehigh Valley LGBT Community Archive, which is housed at Trexler Library. Read More


Startup Mgzn, July 17, 2019

A participant in the Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program from Bahrain, held in partnership with Muhlenberg College and American Global Consulting, writes about the experience and the opportunities realized through the program. Read More


The Morning Call, July 16, 2019

Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre receives a rave review for 'Anything Goes,' which The Morning Call names a 'dazzling production of Cole Porter's 1930s-era musical.' Read More


The Morning Call, July 16, 2019

Alum Joe Gmitter is mentioned for his football record as a Mule and featured for his work as coach of the Lehigh Valley Patriot Flames 16U Elite girls softball team, which recently won the USSSA Space Coast World Series in Vera, Florida. Read More


The Morning Call, July 16, 2019

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Parkland Press, July 16, 2019

Artists three at Muhlenberg College

"Femi and the Collection," "Corporeal Landscapes" and "In search of" are concurrent exhibitions by three Lehigh Valley artists through Aug. 1, at the Baker Center for the Arts. Read More


Wallethub.com, July 15, 2019

Ask the Expert: Robert Springall, vice president for enrollment management, talks about how students can minimize the amount of debt they take out for higher education. Read More


Broadway World, July 15, 2019

Meet the Cast: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway

Alumna Kimberly Dodson is a member of the cast of the Tony-winning smash-hit which is now the top grossing play in Broadway history. Read More


Valley Ledger, July 12, 2019

Dan Bosket Elected New Allentown School District Foundation Board President

Bosket '71 will serve as the sixth president of ASDF as it continues its mission to foster supplemental learning experiences for Allentown School District (ASD) students. Read More


WFMZ, July 12, 2019

Out and About: Tap-dancing 'Anything Goes' at MSMT

The crazy 1930s Cole Porter comedy with tons of tap dancing rounds out Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre's season July 11 to 28. Read More


Parkland Press, July 11, 2019

Curtain Rises: 'Anything Goes' brings Jarrod Yuskauskas home to MSMT

Yuskauskas plays Lord Evelyn Oakleigh in "Anything Goes," July 11-28, Muhlenberg College, Allentown. Read More


The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 09, 2019

Transitions

Kathleen Harring, provost at Muhlenberg College, has been named interim president following John I. Williams Jr.'s resignation. Read More


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 09, 2019

At the Women's World Cup, Muhlenberg College grad drives the data behind the U.S. team

The United States' drive to a second consecutive Women's World Cup title ran, in part, through A.J. Barnold's hard drive. Read More


Star Tribune (mn), July 08, 2019

Kids aren't learning cursive writing, and some historians are worried

A Washington Post article, featuring Professor Jacqueline Antonovich's use of #twitterstorians to crowdsource historical work with her students, is picked up by additional media outlets. Read More


The Morning Call, July 08, 2019

Tap-dancing musical 'Anything Goes' to open at MSMT

The high-spirited musical, running July 11-28, has been produced at Muhlenberg four times - the last time 20 years ago. Read More


The Morning Call, July 08, 2019

At the Women's World Cup, Muhlenberg College grad drives the data behind the U.S. team

The United States' drive to a second consecutive Women's World Cup title will run, in part, through A.J. Barnold's hard drive. Read More


Times-herald (pa), July 04, 2019

Quinn Rovner continues to excel for Plymouth

Rovner, who will be pitching at Muhlenberg College next year, is quickly becoming one of the top pitchers in the Perkiomen Valley Twilight League. Read More


Penn Live, July 03, 2019

While Gov. Tom Wolf seeks to raise minimum wage, Pa.'s neighbors are doing it

After easily winning re-election, Wolf has an opportunity where he can use political capital to obtain a long-desired goal, such as the higher minimum wage, said Chris Borick, a political analyst at Muhlenberg. Read More


Baltimore Jewish Times, July 03, 2019

Summertime Success

Baltimore college students travel to Israel to get an experience of a lifetime, including Chloe Buergenthal, a double major in sociology and art studio at Muhlenberg. Read More


WHYY, July 02, 2019

Biology Professor Marten Edwards, interviewed on 'Radio Times,' talks about his very brave and talented 'tick team' of undergraduate students, plus how to avoid tick bites. The interview begins at 32:00. Listen Now


The Morning Call, July 02, 2019

Review: Muhlenberg Summer Theatre's 'Bohemia' is stunning

Thrilling feats combined with a touching story make "Bohemia" at Muhlenberg through July 27 truly a circus show for all ages. Read More


Pcla News, July 02, 2019

Pennsylvania Consortium for the Liberal Arts Welcomes Three New Presidents to the Board of Presidents

Kathleen Harring, PhD takes the reins at Muhlenberg College in an interim capacity after most recently serving as provost of the institution. Read More


WHYY, July 01, 2019

Live at 10 a.m. today: Biology Professor Marten Edwards will discuss his latest tick research with host Marty Moss-Coane on "Radio Times." Read More


WHYY, June 28, 2019

Democratic presidential debate recap: Night 1

Professor Chris Borick shared insights with host Marty Moss-Coane on Thursday's Radio Times. Listen Now


WHYY, June 27, 2019

Democratic presidential debate recap: Night 1

Tune in to Radio Times today at 10 a.m. for a discussion of last night's Democratic debate. Guests including Professor Chris Borick will share insights with host Marty Moss-Coane. Listen Live


Penn Live, June 26, 2019

Pa. Republicans say GOP chairman's #metoo moment doesn't break the party's brand

Muhlenberg College political science professor Chris Borick weighs in on the state GOP's identity after having delivered a surprising victory to President Trump in 2016. Read More


The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 24, 2019

Voting rights and election reform have become hot topics with Pa. lawmakers

Fundamental questions about voting rights have become more salient for many voters, says Christopher Borick, a pollster and political science professor at Muhlenberg College. Read More


The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 21, 2019

Barbara M. Grimaldi, 32, nonprofit executive who fought systemic injustice

Muhlenberg alumna Grimaldi was chief strategy officer of the Public Interest Law Center, a Philadelphia nonprofit that centers its work on education, environmental justice, voting, and related matters. Read More


The Morning Call, June 21, 2019

Northampton County in political crosshairs as 2020 approaches

Chris Borick, a poll director and Muhlenberg College professor of political science, said Northampton differs from Luzerne and Erie, the other two "flipped" counties, in significant ways. Read More


The Morning Call, June 21, 2019

Your View by Bethlehem scientist: Will U.S. stop fiddling while Planet Earth burns?

Muhlenberg Professor Patricia Bradt writes about the astronomical costs from extreme weather caused by climate change. Read More


Carroll County Times (md), June 20, 2019

Sam Rothstein, Century High School grad, balancing three sports with success at Muhlenberg

Rothstein, who recently finished his sophomore year at Muhlenberg College, competed in three sports during the 2018-19 season. Read More


The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 20, 2019

Pennsylvania is critical in 2020. Here's how Trump could win or lose it.

Voters out there who didn't vote for Trump last time may be hard to find, says Chris Borick, a pollster a Muhlenberg College. Read More


The Morning Call, June 20, 2019

Muhlenberg College president out, Kathleen Harring named interim leader

Muhlenberg President John I. Williams Jr., who has led the Allentown college for four years, has resigned and been replaced by Provost Kathleen Harring as interim president. Read More


Parkland Press, June 19, 2019

Theater Review: Three cheers for 'Bring It On' at Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre

Conceptually, "Bring It On" is "Hairspray" meets "Carrie" meets "Fame." It's the "West Side Story" of the football field and basketball court. Read More


Canadian Broadcasting, June 18, 2019

Trump's approval ratings are hovering around 40%. Here's how he could win in 2020 anyway

For the most part, Americans feel good about the economy, says Chris Borick, director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion, but that economic confidence is uneven in places like Pennsylvania Read More


The Morning Call, June 18, 2019

Review: High-flying fun at 'Bring It On: The Musical'

Thrilling basket tosses, hand springs and somersaults highlight the high-energy production numbers of Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre's frothy and playful production of "Bring It On: The Musical." Read More


Omaha World - Herald, June 18, 2019

For libraries and archives, a decline in cursive handwriting could spell big trouble

Yesterday's Washington Post article featuring Professor Jacqueline Antonovich's use of #twitterstorians to crowdsource historical work with her students is picked up by 26 media outlets. Read More


Abc News (harrisburg), June 17, 2019

New maps could improve Democrats' chances in Pennsylvania

Reducing county splits in key areas will naturally favor Democrats, said Christopher Borick, a pollster and political science professor at Muhlenberg College. Read More


Washington Post, June 17, 2019

The National Archives has billions of handwritten documents. With cursive skills declining, how will we read them?

Jacqueline Antonovich, who teaches history at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa., uses Twitter's #twitterstorians to crowdsource translations of historical work. Read More


The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 14, 2019

Find a tick on your body? In Pennsylvania, you can get it tested for free.

A study by Professor Marten Edwards is referenced in an article that discusses tick studies and resources for those concerned about lyme disease infection. Read More


The Morning Call, June 11, 2019

Who's mulling a challenge to U.S. Rep. Susan Wild?

First-term incumbents are at their riskiest position historically, said Chris Borick, a political scientist and pollster at Muhlenberg. Read More


The Morning Call, June 11, 2019

Muhlenberg researchers studied Lehigh Valley ticks for four years. The results are in.

Professor Marten Edwards and his 'tick team' of student researchers have been finding & testing ticks in our region. Here's what they learned and how to protect yourself. Read More


WESA, June 11, 2019

Vice President Pence Hits On Key Trump Themes In Call For Re-Election

The narrative has shifted on some key topics such as health care, which polled as one of the top issues for voters in 2018, said Chris Borick, political science professor at Muhlenberg. Read More


The Morning Call, June 10, 2019

Allen student, Anna Tjeltveit, wins 'Hamilton' scholarship to Wesleyan University and congrats from Lin-Manuel Miranda

She is the daughter of Alan Tjeltveit, psychology professor and department chairman at Muhlenberg. Read More


The Guardian, June 10, 2019

Can Trump win in 2020? This Pennsylvania county may hold the key

The annual Muhlenberg PA Health Poll is cited. Christopher Borick, director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion, says the high number of 2018 midterm youth voters may present some daunting math for the president. Read More


WFMZ, June 07, 2019

World War II bombardier who flew 65 missions given Legion of Honor, remembers D-Day

Muhlenberg alum Nathan Kline knows his generation banded together and saved freedom for us. Read More


Penn Live, June 06, 2019

On the 75th anniversary of D-Day, five Pa. veterans recall their experiences

Nathan Kline, a premed student at Muhlenberg, was 18 years old in 1942 when he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. Read More


The Morning Call, June 06, 2019

Sticky tape meant to snare lanternflies also catching birds and squirrels

Beneficial animals can be killed by the bands, says Peter Saenger, Acopian Ornithological Specialist. Here's how to make sure that doesn't happen. Read More


The Morning Call, June 05, 2019

Competitive cheerleading, a high-flying circus and a tap-filled Cole Porter musical mark the 39th season of Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre.

This season is the most eclectic yet, says Charles Richter, founding artistic director. Read More


Wnpv (lansdale), June 04, 2019

Chris Borick, director of the Institute for Public Opinion, on efforts to move forward with impeachment of President Trump and why Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is holding back on the issue. Listen Now


WFMZ, June 03, 2019

History's Headlines: Marching to a different beat

Muhlenberg faculty, staff and students worked to digitize The Allentown Band's records and memorabilia. Read More


Sfgate.com, May 31, 2019

New York Film Academy Matthew Modine Masters Scholarship Recipients Announced

Nicholas Rosolino '18 is a recipient of this prestigious scholarship in its inaugural year. "He is an extraordinary talent," said Charles Richter, Director of Theatre at Muhlenberg College. Read More


Delaware Today, May 30, 2019

Here's How These Dentists Found Their Niche

Douglas Ditty attended Muhlenberg College, which had an arrangement with the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry allowing students to enter dental school after three years of college instead of the usual four. Read More


The Morning Call, May 29, 2019

Muhlenberg College joins Liberal Arts Diversity Officers Consortium

Muhlenberg is now one of 32 institutional members of the Liberal Arts Diversity Officers consortium nationwide. Read More


Parkland Press, May 29, 2019

LGBT and Religious Life

Religious identity within the LGBT community is not solely focused on religious participation as much as it is about crafting one's own spiritual experience, according to Jonathan Mathias Lassiter, assistant professor of clinical psychology. Read More


The Telegraph (uk), May 28, 2019

John Sullivan, Professor of Media and Communication, featured in an article on platformization in podcasting. The interview focused on his recent work on transformations in the podcasting industry, found here: https://mediarxiv.org/4fcgu/ Read More


The Morning Call, May 28, 2019

New student club at Lafayette College provides emergency medical care

Muhlenberg College Emergency Medical Service has been around since 1999. With about 40 volunteers, the squad operates 24/7 during the fall and spring semester, said Brian Fidati, director of Campus Safety/Police. Read More


Guilford Press, May 22, 2019

Author of the Month - Jonathan S. Abramowitz

The UNC-CHapel Hill professor and Muhlenberg alumnus says Provost Kathy Harring is an inspiration and hero. Read More


The Morning Call, May 20, 2019

Chamber summit seeks ideas, solutions to recycling, stormwater 'chaos'

Muhlenberg College received an Environmental Innovations Awards at the Sustainability Summit event. Read More


WITF, May 20, 2019

What do Pennsylvanians think about health?

Christopher Borick is a guest on Smart Talk at 9 a.m. today?to discuss a recent Muhlenberg College Public Health Program poll. Read More


Chicago Tribune, May 17, 2019

Column: When giving advice to graduates, I turn to poetry

If you are a fan of commencement speeches, and are looking to hear a decent one in 2019, there seem to be plenty of options. Scheduled speakers this month include author Scott Turow at Muhlenberg College. Read More


Usa Today, May 16, 2019

2020 frontrunner in May? It's probably not a good thing

Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown," said Christopher Borick, director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion. Read More


WHYY, May 16, 2019

Poll finds most Pennsylvanians think climate change is major public health risk

This was the first year the survey asked people about climate change from a health perspective, but public acceptance of the issue has been growing - across the state and nationally. Read More


The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 16, 2019

Most Pennsylvania residents know someone addicted to opioids and support legalizing marijuana, survey finds

PA residents weighed in on a range of health topics in a survey by the Muhlenberg College Public Health Program and the Allentown school's Institute of Public Opinion. Read More


The Morning Call, May 15, 2019

Fresh Pennsylvania views on health trends, fears and desires

Measles outbreaks. Legalized marijuana. Medicare for All. Climate change. Muhlenberg College's seventh Pennsylvania Health Poll gathered opinions tied to those and other issues. Read More


Union-bulletin (wa), May 13, 2019

Walla Wallan Renee Heller, a sophomore in the Muhlenberg College dance program, performed in the three annual showcases on the Allentown, Pa., campus. In addition, she garnered two study opportunities this summer and fall in the field of biology, her other major. Read More


Human Rights Campaign, May 13, 2019

Equality Tipsheet

HRC youth ambassador Valerie Weisler (@valiswiser) has been named a 2019 Truman Scholar. Read More


Yahoo News (uk), May 13, 2019

Meghan Markle praised for 'body-positive message'

Muhlenberg History Professor Jacqueline Antonovich's tweet included in article making numerous international appearances. Read More


The Morning Call, May 08, 2019

Who should ANIZDA target with marketing initiative?

Board member and Muhlenberg alum Adrian Shanker says ANIZDA should also be marketing opportunities to minority-owned businesses. Board member President John Williams supports Shanker's request to solicit more marketing bids. Read More


Jewish News Syndicate, May 07, 2019

Opinion: Learning to be a leader

Muhlenberg alumna Sarah Levine works at UNICEF USA, assisting the organization's president on projects such as the Child Friendly City Initiative. Read More


La Opinion / Consumer Reports, May 06, 2019

How can you ask for more financial help for college?

Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa., for example, invites people who believe they deserve a larger financial aid package based on their family financial situation to submit an appeal. Read More


The Irish Times, May 04, 2019

'He can kiss me on the head any day': 'Uncle Joe' Biden goes home

Christopher Borick, a professor of political science at Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania, weighs in on Biden electability. Read More


The Morning Call, May 03, 2019

Easton's Democratic candidates for mayor to face off in upcoming debates

PBS39 will host a debate on Monday, moderated by PBS39 Executive Producer Monica Evans and by Chris Borick, a professor of political science and pollster at Muhlenberg College. Read More


N Focus, May 03, 2019

State of the Art: The Bold and the Beautiful

Powerful colors - and equally powerful women - in the paintings of Muhlenberg alumna Karen Seapker. Read More


Cnbc, May 03, 2019

Biden makes an early play for Pennsylvania

Even before he made his White House bid official, Biden was by far the top Democratic pick for Pennsylvanians, according to a recent Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll of registered Democratic voters. Read More


Bloomberg News, May 02, 2019

Biden Pitches Himself as the Candidate Who Can Beat Trump and Sanders

In a Muhlenberg College poll of PA Democrats conducted in early April, Biden led the field with 28 percent, followed by Sanders at 16 percent, Harris and Warren at 8 percent and the rest of the field behind them. Read More


WLVT-PBS 39, May 02, 2019

Muhlenberg Professor Shares His Perspectives on a Historic Presidential Candidate

Professor Jonathan Lassiter discusses how one presidential candidate is challenging perceptions of what it means to be a member of a sexual minority-- and a practicing Christian. Read More


WFMZ, May 02, 2019

Tasting chlorine in drinking water not cause for alarm

"Sometimes they have to put in a little bit more and you might smell and it and sometimes they don't have to put in as much," Muhlenberg College Professor Chrysan Cronin said. Read More


The Morning Call, May 01, 2019

Readers React: Religion was meant to bring people together

Letter by members of the Interfaith Action Committee, including Peter Pettit, director of the IJCU of Muhlenberg College, denounces and condemns every act of religious violence and persecution anywhere in the world. Read More


WLVT-PBS 39, May 01, 2019

Faith and Sexuality

Jonathan Lassiter, assistant professor of psychology, and Muhlenberg students talk about the historic milestone of having an openly gay candidate who embraces his Christianity running for president. Read More


The New York Times, May 01, 2019

In Scranton, College Students Give High Marks to Biden's First Campaign Speech

Does Biden have a problem with young voters? A new Muhlenberg College poll of PA Democrats showed only 5 percent of voters under 30 named the 76-year-old former vice president their top choice for the nomination. Read More


Bloomberg News, April 30, 2019

Biden Pitches Himself as Candidate Who Can Beat Trump, Sanders

In a Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll of Pennsylvania Democrats conducted in early April, Biden led the field with 28 percent, followed by Sanders at 16 percent. Read More


Midway (mumbai), April 30, 2019

Mumbai: Revisiting Dhanraj mills and its workers

Maura Finkelstein, assistant professor of anthropology, talks about her first visit to Mumbai and a fieldsite of the mills that gave her the subject for her first-ever book. Read More


The New York Times, April 29, 2019

In Pennsylvania, Joe Biden Finds Support Where He Most Needs It

PA voters and the latest survey results from @Muhlenberg College's Institute of Public Opinion. Read More


WFMZ, April 26, 2019

Unique program of short opera, musical theater at Muhlenberg

With three student directors at the helm, "Love & The Law: An Evening of Opera & Musical Theatre" brings together seldom-seen pieces by Gilbert and Sullivan; "Hamilton's" Lin Manuel Miranda and Gian Carlo Menotti April 25 to 28. Read More


WLVT-PBS 39, April 26, 2019

Your Take, Episode 9: Communication in the Digital Age

Jeff Pooley, associate professor of media & communication, talks about the impact of technology on relationships and friendships. Watch Now


Penn Live, April 26, 2019

Pennsylvania college commencement 2019 speakers

Muhlenberg College, May 19, author Scott Turow. Read More


Penn Live, April 27, 2019

Pennsylvania college commencement 2019 speakers

Muhlenberg College, May 19, author Scott Turow. Read More


Managing Editor Magazine, April 26, 2019

How One Blog Editor Built an Empowered, Creative, Feminist Editorial Team

Jacqueline Antonovich, assistant professor of history, is the founder and executive editor of Nursing Clio which takes on pop culture and connects present-day issues of gender and medicine to history. Read More


Broadway World, April 26, 2019

Brian Sherman '99 announced the launch of IPEX Theatrical Artists, a new theatrical literary agency and management company. He is founder and CEO. Read More


Vanity Fair, April 25, 2019

The Trump Campaign is Already Worrying About Losing Pennsylvania

Christopher Borick, a political scientist and pollster at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, weighs in. Read More


National Public Radio (NPR), April 25, 2019

Why Democrats Are Eager To Make Climate Change A Central Issue In The 2020 Campaign

Muhlenberg's Chris Borick, who has been polling on climate-related questions for a decade, says voters are now thinking more about climate change, often driven by their experiences with it in their daily lives. Read More


Course Hero, April 25, 2019

Michael London, associate professor of business, reconfigured his classroom approach to emphasize co-teaching. His methods are profiled in an article that describes how he works with students to increase their sense of investment in his courses. Read More


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 24, 2019

Biden planning - again - to announce his candidacy, then visit Pittsburgh next week

Pittsburgh is a great venue to kick off the effort to win back white, working-class voters," said Christopher Borick, director of the Institute of Public Opinion. Read More


The Morning Call, April 23, 2019

Will Joe Biden launch his 2020 run from Pennsylvania?

Biden, who polled well in PA in a new Muhlenberg College survey, will kick off his long-anticipated campaign for president on Wednesday. Read More


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