Muhlenberg in the News

Recent media coverage of Muhlenberg College and its people

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


Flow.tv, 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


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


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