Muhlenberg in the News

Recent media coverage of Muhlenberg College and its people

The Morning Call, October 18, 2019

Acceptance speech by Allentown costume designer Michael McDonald: 'The arts give us the best of what humans have'

The Tony-nominated costume designer, an Allentown native and valued Muhlenberg community member, received one of the Allentown Arts Commission's Arts Ovation Awards Sept. 26. Read More

Valley Ledger, October 16, 2019

Muhlenberg Theatre & Dance Present Sondheim and Lapine's Beloved 'Into the Woods'

Tony Award-winning musical fairy tale offers opportunities, challenges for performers; runs Oct. 25 - Nov. 3. Read More

The Washington Times, October 15, 2019

'A different world': 2020 Democrats set to spar on altered playing field

America will see a race that has changed dramatically since the candidates faced off just a month ago, according to Chris Borick, political science professor and director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinio Read More

The New York Times, October 10, 2019

Where 4-Year Schools Find a Pool of Applicants: 2-Year Schools: Colleges, including elite schools, are making it easier to transfer from community colleges, seeing a valuable source of highly motivated students.

Muhlenberg students, faculty and staff are featured about the College's efforts. Read More

The New York Times, October 09, 2019

On Climate Change, Biden Has a Record and a Plan. Young Activists Want More.

Chris Borick, director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion, said it was possible for a candidate who opposes fracking to win Pennsylvania but says Biden's style is to stay close to the middle. Read More

National Public Radio (NPR), October 08, 2019

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick In Unique Position On Ukraine

A middle-of-the-road approach may be the best option for PA Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick while he and the country watch how the impeachment inquiry plays out, says Muhlenberg College political scientist Chris Borick. Listen Now

Washington Post, October 07, 2019

'Crickets': How a swing district in Pennsylvania is reacting to its congresswoman supporting an impeachment inquiry

Of more than two dozen questions Rep. Susan Wild fielded in the crowded town hall at Muhlenberg College, only two were about impeachment. Read More

Pa Environment Digest, October 07, 2019

6 PA Colleges, Universities Included In 2019 International Sustainable Campus Index Top Performers

Muhlenberg College, Allentown: #4 nationally (tied) in Water. Read More

The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 04, 2019

Impeachment draws some cheers in this Pa. swing district, but voters at town hall have other issues, too

A lively crowd of more than 200 in a Muhlenberg College auditorium spent over an hour asking questions of their local member of Congress. Read More

Yahoo News, October 04, 2019

Moderate Democrats Avoid Impeachment Backlash So Far

At a swing district town hall at Muhlenberg College in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania, moderate first-term Democrat Susan Wild saw her newfound support for an impeachment inquiry met mostly with applause. Read More

Daily Beast, October 03, 2019

Inside the Swing-District Front Lines of Dems' Impeachment Push

Rep. Susan Wild, a freshman Democrat, has come out in support of impeachment since the Ukraine story broke. Media came in from nearby Washington and as far away as Germany to file into a packed room at Muhlenberg College. Read More

The Morning Call, October 03, 2019

Muhlenberg named top performer in 2019 Sustainable Campus Index

Muhlenberg received a score of 100 percent for best practices in the area of water conservation. The college tied for fourth among higher education institutions nationally for water conservation and reuse. Read More

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 03, 2019

'Welcome to the Wild West': The Competition for College Applicants Just Intensified

The changes made at NACAC's 75th national conference will inject even more uncertainty into the admissions realm. Rob Springall, vice president for enrollment management at Muhlenberg, discusses strategies. Read More

Wired, October 02, 2019

Football's Concussion Crisis Is Awash With Pseudoscience

An eagerness to "do something" has led people to adopt or promote some pretty dubious products, says Kathleen Bachynski, an assistant professor of public health at Muhlenberg College. Read More

The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 30, 2019

Vice President for Enrollment Robert Springall discusses how colleges like Muhlenberg are more sensitive to a disruptive education market and how communication and advising strategies can mitigate "melt" between the spring and the start of an academic year. Read More

The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 30, 2019

Muhlenberg College and Vice President for Enrollment Robert Springall are mentioned in an article that discusses how colleges and universities are adapting to a challenging enrollment market. Read More

Cleveland Jewish News, September 30, 2019

Carly Post '21 is interviewed about her role as Bielke, the youngest daughter of Tevye and Golde in "Fiddler on the Roof." The production is on a multi-city tour and visits Akron, Ohio, at E.J. Thomas Hall on Oct. 15 and Oct. 16. Read More

Slate France, September 28, 2019

Chris Borick, professor of political science and director of Muhlenberg's Institute for Public Opinion, is quoted in an article that discusses the mental and physical toll that the 2016 election and the political discourse since has had on Americans. Read More

The Morning Call, September 28, 2019

Professor of Political Science Chris Borick comments on Susan Wild's potentially precarious position with moderate Democrats and independent voters after her recent support of an presidential impeachment investigation. Read More

The Jewish Exponent, September 27, 2019

Rabbi Jason Bonder '07 reflects on his experience playing baseball at Muhlenberg and later in the Tel Aviv Lightning, the former Israel Baseball League. Israel's national baseball team recently earned its spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Read More

The Morning Call, September 27, 2019

Tony Award-nominated New York costumer designer and frequent Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre designer Michael McDonald was honored with the Crescendo Award at last evening's Arts Ovation Awards ceremony at Allentown's Miller Symphony Hall. Read More

Stuttgarter Nachrichten (germany), September 27, 2019

Trump can do it again

The 45th President owed his 2016 victory in Northampton County to a number of factors that, according to Chris Borick, survey expert at Muhlenberg College, have recently changed dramatically to Trump's disadvantage. Read More

WLVT-PBS 39, September 26, 2019

PBS39 to Broadcast Live Easton Mayoral Debate

This debate, will air on PBS39 at 7 p.m. on October 7. Moderators include Chris Borick, Director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion. Read More

WFMZ, September 25, 2019

State health officials to battle potentially deadly disease in Carbon County

Biology Professor Marten Edwards says Eastern Equine Encephalitis is borne from a swamp mosquito and can live in horses and birds. If another mosquito bites an infected animal and then you, the disease can spread. Read More

The Morning Call, September 24, 2019

Theater: Muhlenberg puts gender twist on 'Earnest'

Muhlenberg College Theatre & Dance Department opens its season Sept. 26 by presenting an all-female version of Oscar Wilde's classic satire "The Importance of Being Earnest." Read More

National Public Radio (NPR), September 24, 2019

Do You Talk About Climate Change?

Nora Harkness Kelly, a 2011 environmental science major, was a featured guest on NPR's The Kojo Nnamdi Show talking about her experience educating children about climate change. Read More

Smithsonian, September 23, 2019

Here's What's Brewing in the New Smithsonian Beer Collections

Muhlenberg alum Sam Calagione's longtime brewing equipment began a new life. Dogfish Head's founding stainless steel boil kettle and vibrating football game joined the growing archive of homebrewing and craft beer history. Read More

Washington Examiner, September 20, 2019

Trump campaign sees Pennsylvania pipeline as route to taking down Joe Biden

Christopher Borick, director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion in Allentown, says polls indicated that Pennsylvanians were opposed to a moratorium on fracking. Read More

Patriot News, September 18, 2019

Trump's campaign machine gears up to win Pa. again, raising money at 'historic level'

Muhlenberg College political science professor Chris Borick says Trump's campaign will use sophisticated campaign tactics which use data and analytics to target and sway voters. Read More

Inside Higher Ed, September 16, 2019

An Open Letter to College-Bound Students and Their Parents: A group of enrollment managers offers advice

Rob Springall, VP for enrollment management, and Greg Mitton, associate dean of admission/director of financial aid, provide insight and encouragement. Read More

Alphagalileo, September 16, 2019

International Birnstiel Award for three outstanding young scientists

Inaugural award given to three outstanding young scientists - over 100 nominations were received from institutions in Europe, the US and Asia - includes Muhlenberg alum Emily Bayeris, now a PhD at Columbia University. Read More

WFMZ, September 14, 2019

Expert explains where Friday the 13 superstition may come from

The date is considered "bad luck," but is it really? And where did this superstition even come from? Psychology professor and superstition expert Jeff Rudski explains. Read More

Stl Today, September 11, 2019

Tom Dowd, executive director of the Career Center at Muhlenberg College, discusses how to build relationships and networks with professors. Read More

The Morning Call, September 11, 2019

Fall Arts Preview: Must-see art exhibits, displays and galleries coming to the Lehigh Valley

The fall arts season has arrived in the Lehigh Valley, including Muhlenberg's exhibitions of multiple genres and media in the Martin Art Gallery and the Galleria. Read More, September 10, 2019

Jen Fellman: "Forbidden Drive" + Feinstein's/54 Below Show

Fellman, an NYC singer, actor, writer and cabaret performer, is releasing her debut album "Forbidden Drive" on September 27. Read More

E & E News, September 10, 2019

Can Democrats ban fracking and win Pa.?

A candidate's stance on fracking will be closely watched by voters across the state, said Christopher Borick, director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion. Read More

The New York Times, September 09, 2019

Football Is Here to Stay: Despite the concussion controversy, things are looking up.

The youth level - before high school - is where the concussion issue is most troubling, explains Kathleen Bachynski, an assistant professor of public health at Muhlenberg College. Read More

The Morning Call, September 09, 2019

Spotted lanternflies connect high school students to college

Muhlenberg professors including Eugene Fiorini are using the invasive insects in a program designed for area high school students called SLIME (Spotted Lanternfly Investigated through Mathematical and Environmental sciences). Read More

The New York Times, September 08, 2019

Football Is Here to Stay: Despite the concussion controversy, things are looking up.

The youth level - before high school - is where the concussion issue is most troubling, explains Kathleen Bachynski, an assistant professor of public health at Muhlenberg College. Read More

Usa Today/central Jersey, September 06, 2019

College Connection: Cut time, money and stress on the road to success

Drexel has agreements with Lehigh University and Muhlenberg College, allowing their students to move into Drexel's medical school after completing their bachelor's degree. Read More

WLVT-PBS 39, September 06, 2019

PBS39's Community Corner: Kathleen Bachynski

Host Monica Evans chats with Professor of Public Health at Muhlenberg College, Kathleen Bachynski, about the HPV vaccine. Read More

WLVT-PBS 39, September 05, 2019

The World's First Eradication of a Cancer is Within Reach

Kathleen Bachynski, assistant professor of public health, is interviewed about the HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine. Watch Now

WFMZ, September 03, 2019

History's Headlines: Peacemaker comes to Muhlenberg College

In 1951, Muhlenberg picked for the first time an African American to be the college's commencement speaker. He was Dr. Ralph Bunche, U.N. diplomat and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Read More

WFMZ, September 03, 2019

Birding community flocks to Trexler Nature Preserve to see rare appearance of Swallow-Tailed Kite

An electrifying and very rare sighting in our area, says Peter Saenger, ornithological specialist at Muhlenberg. Watch Now

The Morning Call, September 04, 2019

Pennsylvania counties that rate best at picking presidents are vastly different and surprise the experts

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

WLVT-PBS 39, August 30, 2019

Muhlenberg Students Explore New Sustainability Studies Degree

The College is now offering a major in sustainability studies, part of a bigger effort to encourage sustainability, on campus and in the world. (Video is below the article.) Watch Now

WFMZ, August 28, 2019

Mules have high hopes after last year's success

Muhlenberg football tied their school record last season with 11 wins as the Mules advanced to the NCAA Division III quarterfinals. Their season opens Sept. 7. Read More

The Morning Call, August 27, 2019

Green and spiky creature found at Pennsylvania state park isn't an alien. It's a hickory horned devil

The caterpillars transform into regal moths. If you want these species to continue, they need to stay exactly where they are, says Biology Professor Marten Edwards.

The Morning Call, August 26, 2019

How do some tick bites lead to red meat allergies? New study gets closer to the answer

Biology Professor Marten Edwards comments on intriguing new research. Read More

The Morning Call, August 23, 2019

Summer Harmony Men's Chorus

Summer Harmony, the premier men's chorus in the Lehigh Valley, will be performing on Sunday and featuring, as guest soloist, mezzo-soprano Lauren Curnow, voice faculty member of the Muhlenberg College music department, who is well-known to local audiences. Read More

Lehigh Valley Business, August 22, 2019

Planned Allentown eatery asks nearby college students for input

Jay's Local, a new caf'e just off the campus of Muhlenberg College, worked with students in the college's Innovation and Entrepreneurship program, to ask what they were looking for in an off-campus eatery. Read More

WHYY, August 22, 2019

In Pa. and beyond, polling shows key suburban voters want gun reform

Suburban districts are often home to the moderate voters who help decide elections, says Muhlenberg College professor and pollster Chris Borick, and women are particularly key. Read More

The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 21, 2019

Bernie Sanders got more small donations in Pa., N.J. than Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden combined

Chris Borick, pollster at Muhlenberg College, weighs in. Read More

The Morning Call, August 21, 2019

Fast-casual eatery focusing on 'high quality local fare' opening soon at former Cafe Frais in Allentown's West End

The eatery got input from Muhlenberg College's Innovation & Entrepreneurship students and faculty. Read More

WITF, August 20, 2019

In PA and beyond, polling shows key suburban voters want gun reform

This issue has risen in prominence, and is poised to play more of a role in this election, says Muhlenberg College professor and pollster Chris Borick. Read More

Penn Live, August 20, 2019

Joe Sestak might need miracle to challenge Donald Trump despite military credentials, history of upsets

Asked if Sestak has a plausible shot, Muhlenberg College political analyst Chris Borick said: "The answer is no." Read More

The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 19, 2019

What's new on campus? Here's a sampling from colleges around the region

At Muhlenberg, an honors program for premed students planning to major in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences; a sustainability studies major and an honors society for first-generation college students. Read More

National Public Radio (NPR), August 19, 2019

'Archive Of Our Own' Fanfiction Website Is Up For A Hugo Award

Interview with English Professor Francesca Coppa, co-architect of AO3, which ultimately won a Hugo, one of the highest awards in sci-fi and fantasy. Read More

Penn Live, August 16, 2019

After eight years in Congress and a failed Senate bid, Lou Barletta says he has no appetite for a House seat run

Muhlenberg College political science professor Chris Borick weighs in. Read More

The Hill, August 15, 2019

A cure for mass shootings: Embrace a different way of being human

Look at the racial disparities of these shootings and how the social structure of "white privilege" has contributed to the violence, writes Jonathan Mathias Lassiter, assistant professor of psychology. Read More

The Morning Call, August 14, 2019

Sleepless in Emmaus: East Penn schools look at later start times for students

Summer research by Erika Bagely, assistant professor of psychology, and Samantha Shera '20 was presented to the East Penn School Board. Read More

The Hill, August 14, 2019

The US can learn from Rwanda on stamping out cervical cancer

The findings suggest the world's first eradication of a cancer is within reach - but only if the world follows Rwanda's lead, writes Kathleen Bachynski, assistant professor of public health, and colleagues. Read More

Usa Today, August 13, 2019

How Dogfish Head's Sam Calagione became Delaware's king of beer

Calagione, class of '92, and his unusual path to craft brewery fame. Read More

The Morning Call, August 12, 2019

Your View: George Heitmann, professor emeritus of management science at Penn State (University Park) and professor emeritus of economics at Muhlenberg College, on why he thinks we may actually be better off with four more years of Trump Read More

WFMZ, August 12, 2019

History's Headlines: The Jackson Two

When he graduated in 1951, William Jackson was the first African American to do so from Muhlenberg. His became a microbiologist at the University Hospital of Pennsylvania and later as a forensic microbiologist for the Philadelphia Police Department. Read More

PBS, August 09, 2019

NatureNOW: Bird, brained - When Birds and Buildings Collide

Adding grids or images to glass or angling windows to make them more visible to birds helps reduce the carnage, according to Daniel Klem, Jr., an ornithologist at Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania. Read More

Pottstown Mercury, August 06, 2019

Local student conducts climate change research

Cole Geissler '21 of Phoenixville is studying climate change through plant phenology at Muhlenberg College this summer. Working with Biology Professor Rich Niesenbaum, he is tracking seasonal plant changes in relation to climate data. Read More

The Charlotte Post, August 02, 2019

Research on food, housing and health care in west Charlotte: Collaborative study examines sustainability

Muhlenberg's Grace Duah '20 was selected for the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates and shared her findings in a community presentation last week. Read More

New Jersey Jewish News, July 30, 2019

Historic patriotism of Morristown Jews on display

A dresser purportedly owned by John Hancock was donated to Morristown Historical Park in the 1940s. Rose Spady, a summer intern from Muhlenberg College, has handled the bulk of the research on the chest. Read More, July 30, 2019

Elizabeth Nathanson, associate professor of media & communication, published "End Goal? The Promises of the US Women's Soccer Team" that reflects on the USWNT, its recent World Cup victory and the current cultural moment. Read More

Courrier International (france), July 29, 2019

The heatwaves are becoming more frequent and intense

In May 2018 - then the hottest month ever recorded in the US - 73% of Americans felt there was compelling evidence of global warming, according to the Muhlenberg College Institute, which conducts this poll twice a year since 2008. Read More

Christian Science Monitor, July 29, 2019

In this Pennsylvania swing county, 'socialism' is a hot topic

Christopher Borick, professor of political science at Muhlenberg College and director of its Institute of Public Opinion, says you can see considerable willingness by some for an expansion of certain functions in government. Read More

Channel 69 News, July 23, 2019

Peter Saenger, Acopian Ornithological Specialist and president of the Lehigh Valley Audubon Society, discusses a local wetlands area and the birds that inhabit the space. Read More

The Guardian, July 22, 2019

Alum Mahsheed Mahjor is featured for her work in founding "Afghanistan's youngest reading club," the Book Cottage. An Emerging Leader, Mahjor served as the student speaker and addressed her peers at the College's 2017 Commencement. Read More

Phindie, July 20, 2019

Visiting Writer in Residence Gabriel Jason Dean discusses how rolling world premieres work and the pros and cons of the approach. Read More

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