Muhlenberg’s Revamped Winter Break Externship Program Launches
Students have the opportunity to make connections and explore potential careers between semesters.
Friday, December 23, 2022 09:50 AM
2022 Year in Review
This year marks the 175th in Muhlenberg College's history and held incredible moments for our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. Take a look back at the initiatives, news, accomplishments and stories we celebrated together in 2022.
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 09:57 AM
From Lead Up to Wrap Up
From September through November, the expertise of Christopher Borick, professor of political science and director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion (MCIPO), as well as his polling data for the 2022 Pennsylvania midterm elections was in big demand.
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 09:45 AM
When the First Semester of College Does Not Go as Planned
Muhlenberg's Allison Williams, vice president for college life and dean of students, writes about the challenges first-year students often face as they begin college and how they can be resolved.
Friday, December 16, 2022 00:46 PM
Muhlenberg College Launches Graduate Certificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The certificate, which is enrolling students now for the 2023-2024 academic year, can be completed in just one year. It is designed for online virtual learning with on-campus symposia during the fall and spring semesters.
Thursday, December 15, 2022 00:49 PM
Athletes Find Support and Camaraderie in New Student Group
Head in the Game, which launched in 2021, recognizes that student-athletes from all sports face challenges with things like time management, perfectionism and performance anxiety and provides a space for bonding, venting and learning how to cope.
Thursday, December 8, 2022 01:50 PM
Essayist and Journalist Jia Tolentino Visits Campus
The staff writer for “The New Yorker” and author of the acclaimed essay collection “Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion” was the sixth and final guest in this year’s Living Writers course and reading series.
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 04:39 PM
Muhlenberg Celebrates 2022 Advent Candlelight Carols
Services were held Saturday, December 3, and Sunday, December 4, in Egner Memorial Chapel on the College's campus.
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 11:12 AM
New Speaker Series Examines Global Blackness and Current Events
The first event of "Beyond Borders" will focus on Black women's reproductive rights around the world.
Monday, December 5, 2022 09:22 PM
Coast to Coast for Cancer
I ran across the country to support a foundation I wish I had known about when I received my Hodgkin’s lymphoma diagnosis at age 17.
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 02:49 PM
Senior Named Part of ProPublica’s 2022 Class of Emerging Reporters
Alex Caban-Echevarria ’23, a double major in media & communication and English, is receiving guidance from one of the outlet’s investigative journalists, plus her team of Muhlenberg mentors, as she applies to graduate school.
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 01:21 PM
First Mule-a-Thon Was “an Absolute Success”
Our goal was to involve the entire Muhlenberg community in a philanthropic effort. The 172 students who participated raised $11,000 for the Amber Louise Elchert Foundation, an organization founded in memory of a 2013 alum.
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 09:40 AM
Building a Strong Foundation for Veterinary School, in the Classroom and the Lab
Undergraduate research experiences, rigorous coursework and close faculty mentorship helped Jess Sommer ’21 on her way to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.
Monday, November 21, 2022 10:54 AM
Why I Study … Queer China
Assistant Professor of Anthropology Casey James Miller explains how he came to his area of research.
Friday, November 18, 2022 00:28 PM
In Progress: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Statement
On November 11, members of the Muhlenberg community gathered in Moyer Hall’s Miller Forum to review and provide input on the College’s proposed draft of an updated Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Statement.
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 02:51 PM
Muhlenberg's First Mule-a-Thon Kicks Off November 19
The College’s Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Council are hosting the 12-hour dance marathon, which is open to the entire student body.
Thursday, November 17, 2022 10:00 AM
Football Wins Bowl Game
The Muhlenberg football team scored on five of its first six drives and went on to a 48-21 at Lebanon Valley in a Centennial-MAC Bowl Series game.
Sunday, November 20, 2022 09:37 AM
As president and executive director of the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., Aileen Chumard Fuchs ’01 tells the stories of the spaces people design, construct and inhabit.
Thursday, November 17, 2022 08:06 AM
Inside the Cell
Professor of Biology and Co-Director of Biochemistry Amy Hark shares her interest in genes and gene expression with students in the classroom, in her lab and via a research consortium she’s been part of since 2009.
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 01:56 PM
‘Reset: New Dances’ Concert Showcases Innovative, Conceptual Dance Works
Performance Dec. 1-3 displays talents of 10 emerging choreographers, with more than 60 dancers
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 10:47 AM
Muhlenberg Recognized for Commitment to Student Voter Participation
The College is named a 2022 ALL IN Most Engaged Campus for College Student Voting for increased nonpartisan democratic engagement in the midterm election.
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 09:53 AM
Personally Speaking: Shobha Pai ’24
Shobha Pai ’24 is a psychology and media & communication double major from Bangalore, India.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 09:34 AM
In his new role, former Muhlenberg point guard Toomey Anderson ’03 is expanding access to athletics for the 17,000 students in the Allentown School District.
Monday, November 14, 2022 08:37 AM
Moving Beyond Language
Professor of English Grant Scott is supporting senior English majors as they learn to analyze and critique novels that contain only images.
Friday, November 11, 2022 10:40 AM
Muhlenberg Celebrates Diwali
On Friday, November 4, Muhlenberg students, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate Diwali in Seegers Union and Parents Plaza.
Friday, November 11, 2022 09:51 AM
Downtown Allentown Summer Internship Was a Perfect Fit for Prelaw Senior
Simone Kaye ’23, whose primary interest is in criminal justice reform, worked with a nonprofit organization that serves formerly incarcerated women.
Thursday, November 10, 2022 03:02 PM
In Search of Cures
Decades of research on neurodegenerative disorders enabled Dr. Howard E. Gendelman ’75 to bring potentially game-changing treatments to clinical trials.
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 08:45 AM
'Bombshell': Student Film Reaches to Audiences Beyond Campus
A short film featuring the works of several students and alumni hits the film festival circuit.
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 11:24 AM
A Mythological Makeover
Seneca’s adaptation of 'Oedipus' is more 'complex' than we think
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 05:17 PM
It All Adds Up
The College’s Accounting Program stands out from those of peer institutions because its graduates combine certified public accountant (CPA) exam readiness with liberal arts sophistication in just four years of study.
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 04:33 PM
In Memoriam: Walter Loy ’55
Professor Emeritus of Physics Walter Loy ’55 died on Wednesday, September 28.
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 03:54 PM
Wallenberg Tribute Honors Afghanistan Women’s Rights and Education Advocate Rangina Hamidi
The former minister of education for Afghanistan will be speaking November 13 about the current state of education.
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 09:24 AM
Registration and Education
Muhlenberg’s student voter participation rates in recent elections have been higher than those of most peer institutions. Ahead of this midterm election, students, staff and faculty worked hard to ensure that this trend continues.
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 08:34 AM
Men's Soccer are 2022 Centennial Conference Champions
The Mules defeated Johns Hopkins 5-4 in a shootout following a scoreless tie to capture their seventh CC title, their first since 2014, and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Sunday, November 6, 2022 08:00 PM
New Student Film Festival November 18 & 19
The inaugural First Peak Film Festival, which will be held at Allentown’s historic Civic Theatre, will feature Muhlenberg student films and include awards and talkbacks with the filmmakers.
Friday, November 4, 2022 07:46 AM
Muhlenberg College Democrats Host First Lady Biden and U.S. Representatives Wild, Dean
The reelection campaign for U.S. Representative Susan Wild was invited by student group the Muhlenberg College Democrats to hold the event on the College's campus on Wednesday, November 2.
Thursday, November 3, 2022 08:33 AM
A Year-long Institute and New Grant Grow Digital Offerings
With an emphasis on student co-creators, Muhlenberg’s Open Educational Resources program receives recognition and new opportunities.
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 04:42 PM
In Memoriam: Judy Parker
Adjunct Lecturer of Physics Judy Parker died on Monday, September 26. Parker will be remembered in a celebration of life to be held on November 6 in Muhlenberg’s Gideon F. Egner Chapel.
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 02:24 PM
The creation and use of free digital textbooks at Muhlenberg allow faculty to customize their course content and students to share their knowledge with scholars around the world.
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 10:08 AM
Men's Soccer Advances to Semis
The Muhlenberg men's soccer team advanced to the Centennial Conference semifinals with a 1-0 win at Gettysburg. The Mules (7-5-6) will play at seventh-ranked Franklin & Marshall, the top seed in the CC playoffs, on Friday at 7:00.
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 11:23 PM
Survey Says ...
Are political polls flawed, or does the public expect too much of them?
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 09:53 AM
Final Muhlenberg College/Morning Call 2022 Pennsylvania Midterm Election Survey
The October 24-28 poll from the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion finds Democrat John Fetterman and Republican Mehmet Oz in a dead heat for the U.S. Senate seat and Democrat Josh Shapiro with a double-digit lead over Republican Doug Mastriano in the gubernatorial race.
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 05:49 PM
Muhlenberg Receives Pennsylvania Hunger-Free Campus+ Designation
The College is among 26 institutions in the state to be recognized for leadership in working to end student hunger on campus.
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 01:10 PM
A Muhlenberg Ghost Story
Rachael Ross Weitknecht ’04 shares the creepy happenings that occurred in her suite in South Hall during her senior year.
Friday, October 28, 2022 04:19 PM
Muhlenberg College School of Graduate Studies Announces New Master’s in Medical Leadership Program
The new graduate program is scheduled to hold its first classes in the 2023-24 academic year.
Friday, October 21, 2022 08:47 AM
Horror and History
Two alumni serve as communications professionals at Eastern State Penitentiary, a former prison known for its seasonal haunted attractions that has a year-round mission to interpret the legacy of American criminal justice reform.
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 09:05 AM
A Hands-On Internship Downtown Opens Doors to Grad School
Working at the Allentown Art Museum gave Yuyang (Hector) Chen ’23 valuable experience he will carry into a master’s program in art business.
Thursday, October 20, 2022 03:55 PM
Pennsylvania 7th District: 2022 Midterm Election Survey
A new survey from the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion of Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District finds Congresswoman Susan Wild (D) and challenger Lisa Scheller (R) in a statistical dead heat.
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 04:02 PM
A Ballad Amidst the Boxes
Iconic 'Threepenny Opera' makes honest work out of corrupt capitalist systems in a rollicking musical theater production, Oct. 28 – Nov. 6 at Muhlenberg Theatre & Dance
Friday, October 14, 2022 01:22 PM
Three Recent Biology Alumni Publish Papers on Bumblebee Research
The alumni — now in medical, dental and veterinary school — worked in the lab of Professor of Neuroscience and Biology and Chair of Neuroscience Jordanna Sprayberry during their time at Muhlenberg.
Friday, October 14, 2022 09:49 AM
WMUH Presents King Crimson Documentary
The WMUH screening of the documentary examining 50 years of the pioneering prog rock band is among the few available in the U.S.
Friday, October 14, 2022 08:47 AM
Adrian Shanker ’09 Joins Biden-Harris Administration
He is serving as senior advisor on LGBTQI+ health equity in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 08:01 AM
Alex Wagner ’23 strives to make a difference, at the College, in Pennsylvania and beyond.
Monday, October 10, 2022 04:03 PM
Celebrating New and Recently Promoted Faculty
Muhlenberg College welcomes seven new faculty members this fall and congratulates four faculty members who have been promoted.
Friday, October 7, 2022 08:00 AM
Muhlenberg Hosts First Debate for Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional Seat
The debate between candidates Lisa Scheller and Susan Wild will be broadcast on WFMZ-TV.
Friday, October 7, 2022 08:22 AM
Long Lived the Queen
Senior Maria Isabel Castillo is studying abroad in London this semester through the Capa London: Global Cities Program.
Friday, September 30, 2022 08:03 AM
Mental Health “Gatekeeper Training” Contributes to a Culture of Care
The training, which was mandatory for incoming students this year, grew out of the College’s partnership with the Jed Foundation, a nonprofit that has consulted with more than 370 colleges and universities with the goal of improving student mental health.
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 09:14 AM
‘We are Proud to Present…’ Opens Muhlenberg's Theatre & Dance Season
Opening Sept. 29, Jackie Sibblies Drury’s play offers a theatrical look at race and storytelling through the lens of the 20th century’s first genocide.
Monday, September 26, 2022 05:04 PM
Muhlenberg Naming Ceremony Reveals Fahy Commons
The building was made possible thanks to a gift from Gerald P. Fahy ’79 and Cathleen A. Fahy, the largest personal gift in Muhlenberg College history.
Monday, September 26, 2022 00:45 PM
2022 Pennsylvania Midterm Election Survey
A new Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion and Morning Call survey shows Democratic candidates leading in the high-profile gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races in Pennsylvania.
Friday, September 23, 2022 08:18 AM
In Memoriam: Sam Laposata
Former Dean of the Evening College (now the School of Continuing Studies) Sam Laposata died on Sunday, September 11.
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 03:20 PM
Muhlenberg Receives $500K Gift to Expand Emerging Leaders Program
The gift will increase the number of students who can participate in the program, extend the duration of the program and support the program’s writing components.
Monday, September 19, 2022 00:47 PM
The Power of a Free Press
It’s vital to the health of the state and fundamental to democracy. A recent event on campus highlighted the impact of local, nonpartisan journalism and showed how reimagining the traditional newsroom makes it work.
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 05:22 PM
Muhlenberg Signs Admissions Agreement with Reading Area Community College
The new partnership provides a guaranteed pathway for Reading Area Community College associate’s degree graduates into Muhlenberg’s accelerated bachelor’s degree programs.
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 11:00 AM
Shankweiler Scholar Helps Foster Allentown Children’s Love of Learning in Community Bike Works Internship
Samantha Lipson ’24 created her own reading program, Earn A Book, at the community nonprofit.
Thursday, September 15, 2022 09:47 AM
Two Juniors Complete Internship With UN Agency
William Moody ’24 and Bhavna Prakash ’24 worked for the International Telecommunications Union, specifically on the issue of global broadband access.
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 09:53 AM
2400 Chew: Thaline Tarpinian ’97
In this episode of the 2400 Chew podcast, Chiquita Griffin, director of employer and alumni engagement at Muhlenberg's Career Center, talks to Thaline Tarpinian '97, a senior project manager at Winsor Group.
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 04:06 PM
Living Writers Brings World-Renowned Authors to Muhlenberg College
The event series runs through the Fall 2022 semester and includes public readings, conversations with the authors and book signings.
Thursday, September 8, 2022 11:30 AM
'WordViews' Speaker Series Cultivates Awareness of Religious and Cultural Diversity
The Institute for Religious and Cultural Understanding's Fall 2022 programming, which begins September 20, encourages empathy for and understanding of the human condition and the diversity of religious responses to it.
Thursday, September 8, 2022 03:27 PM
Welcome New Students!
Muhlenberg welcomes members of the Class of 2026 and new transfer students to campus during Welcome Weekend 2022.
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 11:45 AM
Students Probe Slime Molds' Memory During Summer Research in Neuroscience
Liam Safran ’23 and Jenny Makhoul ’23 worked together to investigate the mechanisms of memory possessed by this unique single-celled organism.
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 09:36 AM
“Say ‘Yes’ to a Free Press” Explores Importance of Local News
Muhlenberg will host a film screening of the documentary “News Matters,” followed by a discussion and local news fair.
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 06:43 PM
"The 2022 Midterms and the Future of U.S. Democracy" Examines Issues, Topics Central to High-Stake Fall Midterm Elections
The nonpartisan election series seeks to foster lively public discourse and civic engagement on campus and in the community.
Friday, August 26, 2022 00:29 PM
In Memoriam: Franz Birgel
Professor Emeritus of German and Film Studies Franz Birgel died on Friday, July 1. Birgel will be remembered in a memorial service on September 3 in Muhlenberg’s Gideon F. Egner Chapel.
Thursday, August 25, 2022 09:10 AM
Rising Senior Investigates Effects Of ‘Social Buffering’ During Neuroscience Summer Research
Alissa Le ’23 says her summer research has been fascinating, opening the door to more questions while also teaching her to value her own place in the world of science.
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 02:18 PM
Center for Ethics Announces 2022-2023 Theme, Fall Schedule
The Muhlenberg College Center for Ethics has announced the theme of the 2022-2023 academic year: 'Speculative Futures.' Several events in the series will be co-sponsored by the College's Living Writers and Election Series programs.
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 03:29 PM
Kennedy Kanagawa ’08 Makes Broadway Debut in “Into the Woods”
He is the puppeteer behind Milky White, the cow that was a static prop in the show’s original 1987 run.
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 01:12 PM
Theatre Students on the Fringe
Fiona McGrath '22 leads a group of theatre students and alumni to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 01:23 PM
Students Develop a Sustainable Business Concept in Grant-Funded Summer Program
This year’s group’s idea was to use shell waste from pecan and hazelnut manufacturers to create a soil dressing for potted plants.
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 09:49 AM
Students Conduct Field Research at Graver Arboretum
Bethany Fluck ’23 and Katie Raab ’24 studied predator and prey interactions under the mentorship of Professor of Biology Erika Iyengar.
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 09:25 AM
Brooke Vick Appointed as Muhlenberg’s Chief Diversity Officer
Vick, who has served as the College’s associate provost for faculty and diversity initiatives since her arrival in 2018, is the inaugural appointment to the position.
Monday, August 15, 2022 02:53 PM
Jakeim Hart ’16 to Make Broadway Debut in “Almost Famous: The Musical”
He will play band manager Dennis Hope and serve as understudy to the lead role of Russell Hammond.
Monday, August 15, 2022 10:34 AM
Football Travels to Texas for Season Opener Against Defending National Champs
Two of the top football programs in Division III will face each other in a rare non-conference regular-season meeting when Muhlenberg travels to Belton, Texas, to take on defending national champion Mary Hardin-Baylor in its season-opening game.
Friday, August 12, 2022 00:50 PM
Emanuela Kucik’s Book Selected for Groundbreaking Publishing Partnership
One of the inaugural titles in a new collaboration between Columbia University Press and Howard University, Professor Kucik’s literary history will focus on Black authors, genocide and the power of literature to turn the tide of public opinion.
Thursday, August 11, 2022 11:15 AM
2400 Chew: Elizabeth Koniers Brown ’01
In this episode of the 2400 Chew podcast, Chiquita Griffin, director of employer and alumni engagement at Muhlenberg's Career Center, talks to Elizabeth Koniers Brown ’01, who is the director of external affairs and communications at the Delaware River Basin Commission.
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 02:47 PM
Why I Study ... The Relationship Between Theatre and Ecological Ways of Thinking
Associate Professor of Theatre Matthew Moore ’04 explains how he became interested in this topic.
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 07:20 AM
In Pursuit of the Mind-Body Connection
As Alison Bashford ’20 embarks on a Ph.D. in neuroscience, she holds on to roots in dance
Monday, August 8, 2022 04:36 PM
Muhlenberg grad works in Sierra Leone as part of Princeton in Africa Fellowship
Olivia Charendoff ’20 is working with the International Rescue Committee to help support business development, healthcare initiatives and female empowerment in the African country for the next year.
Monday, August 8, 2022 03:16 PM
The Fairest of Them All
George Psomas ’05 reflects on his time in the Broadway National Tour of “My Fair Lady.”
Thursday, August 4, 2022 03:27 PM
The war in Ukraine highlights the need to reform international refugee law.
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 10:19 AM
A Healthy Social Life: Muhlenberg Awarded Grant to Support Ongoing Efforts
Most students at the College either don't drink or do so in a responsible manner. The grant will help Muhlenberg expand its efforts in supporting students’ healthy choices related to alcohol consumption.
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 10:28 AM
Prelaw Student Interns With County District Attorney’s Homicide Bureau
Max May ’23 has been observing trials and conducting legal research for prosecutors near his hometown on Long Island, New York.
Friday, July 29, 2022 07:17 AM
Internships Allow Sustainability Studies Major to Effect Change Locally
Through the Office of Community Engagement, Lacey Pasco ’23 is working with the Allentown Environmental Advisory Council and Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley.
Thursday, July 28, 2022 04:37 PM
Reducing Recidivism, Building Community
Muhlenberg’s Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program receives a $231,000 federal grant to expand its efforts to use education as a tool to end mass incarceration and support citizenship and democracy.
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 09:29 AM
In-Person WeWork Internship Preps Theatre Major for Post-College Life
Joey Marcacci ’23 supports the members of two coworking spaces in his hometown of San Francisco.
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 07:16 AM
Will Osei ’10 is a practicing psychologist working to make mental health services more accessible and effective for a diverse range of patients.
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 08:31 AM
Accounting and Dance Double Major Pursues Both Passions
This summer, Sarah Gwiazda ’23 is an intern at an accounting firm and a choreographer for two youth performance programs.
Thursday, July 21, 2022 09:19 AM
Rising Senior Conducts Summer Research at Harvard Business School
As part of the 10-week Program for Research in Markets & Organizations, Adonis Brooks ’23 is seeing firsthand what it would be like to go on to a Ph.D. program.
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 03:23 PM
Recipe for Success
A selling point for a liberal arts education is that it produces well-rounded graduates who are able to think critically, solve problems and wear many hats. These alumni, whose businesses are in the food and beverage space, also must be able to satisfy their customers’ or clients’ appetites.
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 08:55 AM
Personally Speaking: Raymond Ceres ’25
Raymond Ceres ’25 is a rising sophomore from Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania.
Monday, July 18, 2022 04:40 PM
Rising Senior Enjoys the Benefits of Her Hybrid Public Relations Internship
Being in the office at Linda Gaunt Communications helps Brooke Leon ’23 make connections with full-time employees and learn about the parts of the business that take place in person.
Monday, July 18, 2022 09:46 AM
Pfizer Internship Allows Pre-Dental Student to Explore Data Science
Sruti Sailam ’23, who starts at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine this fall, is spending the summer as a computational biology intern with the pharmaceutical company.
Thursday, July 14, 2022 10:29 AM
2400 Chew: Cynthia Silva ’19
In the July 12 episode of 2400 Chew, Muhlenberg checks in with Cynthia Silva ’19, an associate producer at NBC News Now.
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 02:11 PM
Journalist Barbara Crossette ’63 has traveled to at least 88 countries for her work and was the first woman The New York Times stationed in India as bureau chief, where her reporting won the prestigious George Polk Award.
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 08:54 AM
Rising Junior Takes Part in Democracy Summer Program
Molly Levine ’24 is interning with the campaign to re-elect Congresswoman Madeleine Dean as well as participating in nationwide educational sessions with other Democracy Summer fellows.
Thursday, July 7, 2022 02:38 PM
What It Means to Belong
Associate Professor of Sociology Sahar Sadeghi drew upon her own experiences as inspiration for research on the Iranian diaspora that will be published as a book this fall.
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 07:43 AM
Muhlenberg College Announces Students Named to Spring 2022 Dean's List
Students with a term GPA of 3.5 or higher for the semester were recognized for this academic achievement.
Monday, June 27, 2022 11:03 AM
Recent Grad Bound for Harvard Dental School Is Lead Author on New Paper
Christina Xu ’22 explored how different flavors of e-cigarettes affect the oral microbiome and published her findings in “Dentistry Journal” last month.
Monday, June 27, 2022 09:17 AM
2022 Pennsylvania Climate and Energy Survey
A new survey from the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion is released in partnership with the Muhlenberg College Sustainability Studies Program.
Friday, June 24, 2022 08:00 AM
Muhlenberg Theatre Association Announces Fall 2022 Studio Productions
Friday, June 24, 2022 04:46 PM
Creativity in Bloom
Jennie Love ’00 is founder and owner of Love ’n Fresh Flowers, a regenerative flower farm and floral design business in Philadelphia.
Thursday, June 23, 2022 10:48 AM
Mark Emerick Receives National Fellowship Award
The National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship provides funding and professional development to early-career researchers studying critical issues in the field of education.
Friday, June 17, 2022 08:03 AM
President Kathleen Harring Joins American Talent Initiative Steering Committee
Harring will work with presidents across the country to meet the ATI goals.
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 01:33 PM
School of Continuing Studies Offers New Project Management Concentration with Bachelor’s of Business Administration Degree
The new concentration is the latest addition to Muhlenberg's Accelerated Degree program offerings.
Monday, June 6, 2022 00:27 PM
Emanuela Kucik Named Inaugural Faculty Fellow for DEI Initiatives
The appointment recognizes the work that Kucik, assistant professor of English and Africana Studies and director of Africana Studies, already does beyond the classroom.
Monday, June 6, 2022 02:58 PM
Randall Smith Named Recipient of the Student Government Award
The award was presented at the College's 2022 Honors Convocation.
Monday, June 6, 2022 10:50 AM
Erika Sutherland Awarded The Crossette Family Fellowship for International Research
The award was presented at Muhlenberg's 2022 Honors Convocation.
Thursday, June 2, 2022 06:50 PM
Alec Marsh Awarded Donald B. Hoffman Research Fellowship
The award was presented at Muhlenberg's 2022 Honors Convocation.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 04:30 PM
Daniel Leisawitz Receives The Robert C. Williams Faculty Award
The award was presented at Muhlenberg's 2022 Honors Convocation.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 04:06 PM
Jim VanValen Named Outstanding Advisor to First-Year Students
The award was presented at Muhlenberg's 2022 Honors Convocation.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 04:13 PM
Jorge Silveyra Awarded Ruth and Joel Spira Prize for Distinguished Teaching
The award was presented at Muhlenberg's 2022 Honors Convocation.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 04:16 PM
The Muhlenberg School of Graduate Studies Announces New Scholarships for Graduate Students
Two new scholarships are the first such initiatives for students pursuing graduate degrees at the College.
Thursday, June 2, 2022 11:21 AM
Joseph Spirko Named Recipient of Chairman’s Award
The award was presented at the College's 2022 Honors Convocation.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 03:56 PM
Maura Finkelstein Awarded Class of 1932 Research Professorship
The award was presented at Muhlenberg's 2022 Honors Convocation.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 04:24 PM
Muhlenberg Announces Faculty Rising Scholar Award Recipients
The awards were presented at the College's 2022 Honors Convocation.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 04:59 PM
Three Muhlenberg Staff Members Awarded Hamre Prizes
The awards were presented at Muhlenberg's 2022 Honors Convocation.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 00:57 PM
Six Faculty Members Named Recipients of The Daniel J. and Carol Shiner Wilson Grant for the Completion of Scholarly Projects
The awards were presented at Muhlenberg's 2022 Honors Convocation ceremony.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 04:52 PM
Muhlenberg Students, Faculty, Staff Honored at 2022 Honors Convocation
The ceremony celebrated academic achievement, community engagement, original research and commitment to the College.
Thursday, June 2, 2022 03:31 PM
Seniors culminate their Dana Scholars honors program with presentations highlighting their interdisciplinary research.
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 11:36 AM
Dean Jane Hudak to Retire From School of Continuing Studies
Hudak has served the College for 23 years.
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 09:30 AM
Physics Club Assembles DIY Air Cleaner
The Corsi-Rosenthal Box is a cost-effective way to filter out airborne virus particles, pollen, dust and more.
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 01:27 PM
Celebrating the Class of 2022
The College’s 174th Commencement honored graduates in a ceremony held in downtown Allentown’s PPL Center.
Sunday, May 22, 2022 06:00 PM
Muhlenberg Selected to Participate in Student Success Institute
The College is one of 41 institutions nationwide that will take part in the 2022 program through the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).
Thursday, May 19, 2022 06:15 PM
New Climate Poll From the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion
76% of adult Americans believe there is solid evidence that temperatures on the planet have risen over the last four decades, the highest level of acceptance recorded since the inception of MCIPO's National Surveys on Energy & Environment in 2008.
Thursday, May 12, 2022 02:11 PM
Political Science Majors Take Leadership Roles in Local State Senate Campaign
Cydney Wilson ’23 and Zaire Carter ’22 are working for candidate Nick Miller in the leadup to the May 17 primary.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 08:49 AM
Muhlenberg Announces Faculty Promotions
Seven members of the faculty were recently promoted to full professor by the Board of Trustees on the recommendation of President Kathleen Harring and Provost Laura Lowe Furge.
Monday, May 9, 2022 03:22 PM
Dr. Lance R. Bruck ’89 Named Chair of Muhlenberg College Board of Trustees
Bruck, who has served the Board for more than a decade, begins the role on July 1.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 10:00 AM
Softball Wins Centennial Championship
The Mules won their sixth Centennial Conference title and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The field for the Division III tournament will be announced on ncaa.com on Monday, May 9, at 1:00 Eastern.
Sunday, May 8, 2022 09:28 AM
Muhlenberg Announces Winners of Writing and Journalism Awards, Honors Seniors
The Creative Writing and Journalism Program hosted its first in-person awards dinner since the pandemic began.
Thursday, May 5, 2022 09:12 AM
Softball, Men's Lacrosse Ready for Playoffs
With home wins on Saturday and help, the Muhlenberg softball and men's lacrosse teams both qualified for the Centennial Conference playoffs.
Monday, May 2, 2022 03:23 PM
RJ Fellows Give Senior Symposium Presentations
Presentations and research aligned with this year’s theme of “Positive Change Through Social Entrepreneurship.”
Friday, April 29, 2022 09:04 AM
A Community of Pathfinders
Muhlenberg College inducts 19 new members into Tri-Alpha, an honors society for first-generation college students.
Thursday, April 28, 2022 05:06 PM
Student EMS Group Trains the Campus Community
This semester, the award-winning Muhlenberg College EMS expands its reach to provide CPR and first-aid training to students, faculty and staff.
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 04:11 PM
enACT in Action
A group of Muhlenberg students made it their mission to revitalize a sustainability student organization on campus.
Friday, April 22, 2022 07:28 AM
Senior Theatre & Dance Students Lead Production for Local Children
The Muhlenberg team works in collaboration with one another and the Allentown Jewish Community Center community to put on a production of “Schoolhouse Rock Live!”
Thursday, April 21, 2022 11:47 AM
Pursuits, Pivots and Passions
The Department of Media & Communication invites alumni back to talk about their experiences and offer advice.
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 02:29 PM
Pair of Seniors Wins Programming Competition
Ryan Hebert ’22, a computer science major, and Jonah Silverman ’22, a mathematics major and statistics minor, were the second Muhlenberg team to win since 2019.
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 04:20 PM
Encouraging participation in a democracy should not be a partisan claim.
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 08:15 AM
Student Research: Posters & Presentations
Muhlenberg students and faculty recently presented at the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) meeting in Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley Molecular and Cell Biology Society symposium held at Allentown’s Cedar Crest College.
Thursday, April 14, 2022 03:31 PM
Professor Publishes Open-Source Book on Vidding
Francesca Coppa, chair of English literatures & writing and director of women’s & gender studies, chronicles the history of the practice of fans splicing together video and music to create transformative works.
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 01:38 PM
Student Spotlight: Mustafa Hall
Meet a student who found an outlet for self-discovery and self-love through writing and poetry.
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 09:54 AM
Muhlenberg Inducts Students to National Health Preprofessional Honor Society
The College welcomed 26 new members to the Pennsylvania Nu chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta at a ceremony held on Sunday, April 3.
Monday, April 11, 2022 04:53 PM
Dawn Kramlich ’09 is a text-based artist who also teaches at Muhlenberg.
Monday, April 11, 2022 03:40 PM
Alumni Board Prioritizes Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Each board committee will implement its own goals as the group works to support the College’s mission and values.
Monday, April 11, 2022 10:39 AM
Writer Barbara Crossette ’63 to Speak on Women’s Leadership During the Pandemic
President Kathleen Harring will lead a panel discussion following the talk on April 12.
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 10:40 AM
Why I Study ... the International Diamond Industry
Associate Professor of Business & Economics Donna Bergenstock shares how she became interested in her area of research.
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 08:09 AM
The 'Forgotten Dawn' Arrives at Sunset
In Muhlenberg Theatre & Dance’s ‘Rosy-Crimson,’ a non-male cast writes themselves back into the male-dominated world of ‘The Odyssey’
Saturday, April 2, 2022 11:52 PM
Lights, Camera, Action
Assistant Professor of Film Studies David Romberg takes a hands-on, team-focused approach to teaching students about the art of cinema.
Friday, April 1, 2022 08:28 AM
Physician and Bioethicist Dr. Benjamin Wilfond ’81 to Speak at Muhlenberg’s 174th Commencement
Wilfond will receive an honorary degree alongside environmentalist Karen El-Chaar at the May 22, 2022 ceremony.
Thursday, March 31, 2022 00:00 PM
Center for Ethics Hosts Bioethics Expert Art Caplan
Caplan, a professor at New York University, discussed the ethical successes—and failures—of the country’s response to the pandemic.
Thursday, March 31, 2022 00:33 PM
Muhlenberg College Public Health Program - 2022 Pennsylvania Health Poll
The survey marks the 10th year of this partnership between the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion and the Muhlenberg College Public Health Program. This year’s survey examined topics that included the COVID-19 pandemic, heroin addiction, immunizations and marijuana legalization.
Thursday, March 31, 2022 09:43 AM
The annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report, released in November, showcases the breadth and depth of the work that happened in the last academic year.
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 03:30 PM
Sharing Memories Through Music
Will Howitt ’23 debuts his song cycle “Squeeze Her Hand,” a tribute to his late grandmother.
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 01:53 PM
Moving Toward Diversity
A new website showcases student research on Black history at Muhlenberg.
Monday, March 28, 2022 07:56 AM
From Lyricist to Leader
Inspired by her own songwriting experience, Rachelle Montilus ’24 is launching a collective for student musicians and producers on campus.
Friday, March 25, 2022 09:18 AM
Muhlenberg to Host Reading with Writer Laurie Stone
Stone will visit campus on Thursday, April 7.
Thursday, March 24, 2022 03:03 PM
Passion and Persistence
The founder of Allentown’s Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, Adrian Shanker ’09, continues to work to make the unmet dream of health equity for the LGBTQ community a reality in his new role at the Bay Area’s Spahr Center.
Thursday, March 24, 2022 11:45 AM
Student Spotlight: Shobha Pai
Meet one of the students behind VOICES, the Office of Multicultural Life’s new podcast.
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 10:28 AM
Muhlenberg's Financial Aid Transparency is Featured in 'The New York Times'
The College "stands out for a little-known, ought-to-be-mandatory-reading essay called 'The Real Deal on Financial Aid'" and is "in the vanguard of a movement toward transparency about the price of college and the process for lowering it," according to the article.
Monday, March 21, 2022 09:06 PM
Muhlenberg to Co-Host Talk From Pediatrician Who Raised Alarm on Flint Water Crisis
Muhlenberg’s Minority PreHealth Society organized the April 6 virtual lecture from Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, which will be presented in partnership with Siena College.
Monday, March 21, 2022 10:44 AM
Something to Smile About
The College has a reputation for producing alumni who go on to attend—and excel at—some of the top dental schools in the country.
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 01:04 PM
Muhlenberg Hosts Poet Jeff Dolven for Annual Brown Lecture
The John D.M Brown Lecturer series is presented by the College's Department of English Literatures & Writing
Monday, March 21, 2022 11:05 AM
From Mules to Giants
Two young alumni, who studied computer science and mathematics as student-athletes at Muhlenberg, are applying their analytical skills behind the scenes with an NFL team.
Monday, March 21, 2022 09:19 AM
Personally Speaking: Joel Hark ’22
Joel Hark ’22 is a neuroscience and psychology double major from Voorhees, New Jersey.
Friday, March 18, 2022 01:51 PM
Muhlenberg's ‘In Motion’
Dance Concert Showcases Talents
of Acclaimed Choreographers,
More than 70 Dancers
Opening March 31, the performance features work by guest artist Fredrick Earl Mosley
Thursday, March 17, 2022 03:53 PM
For Assistant Professor of Computer Science Joseph Helsing, the best part of teaching is collaborating with students on their projects.
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 03:28 PM
Happily Ever After
Nisha Sharma ’07 writes award-winning romance novels with South Asian characters, a career she began pursuing with passion at Muhlenberg.
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 09:22 AM
Muhlenberg to Host Talk that Focuses on Mental Health in Graduate School
The Graduate School Preparatory Program has invited Janeria Easley, Ph.D., to share her story and advice for students.
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 02:53 PM
Building Brighter Futures: Working to End Violence Against Women
This Women's History Month event features panelists Tracie Q. Gilbert, Lili Bernard and Amber Hikes.
Monday, March 14, 2022 00:11 PM
Medical Ethicist Arthur Caplan to Explore Issues Surrounding COVID-19
The latest installment of the Center for Ethics "Pandemic: Response, Resilience, Reflection" series will explore medical ethics with an expert in the field.
Monday, March 14, 2022 11:20 AM
One Student’s Job Shadow Experience With a Local Therapist
Justin Billich ’24 had the opportunity to shadow Henry Gursky ’71.
Friday, March 11, 2022 03:26 PM
One Student’s Job Shadow Experience at a Fertility Center
Or-El Ankori ’25 spent a day learning about in vitro fertilization from Evelyn Neuber ’87.
Friday, March 11, 2022 03:13 PM
In Solidarity, the Mutual Aid Project Takes Action
Collective welcomes Muhlenberg Community to engage in projects based around community needs
Friday, March 11, 2022 01:22 PM
Performance Project Holds Space
for BIPOC Storytellers to Investigate
Experiences of Grieving and Loss
World premiere of ‘A Feeling of, Feeling For,’ March 25-27, offers stories of loss and healing through Muhlenberg College Theatre and Dance’s Assembly Festival
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 01:22 PM
New Mathematics Course Creates Opportunity to Elicit Social Change
A new course taught by Truman L. Koehler ’24 Professor in Mathematics Linda McGuire is one of the mathematics & computer science department’s latest efforts designed to address issues of equity, diversity and inclusion in the discipline.
Thursday, March 10, 2022 03:55 PM
New Martin Art Gallery Exhibit: “Funny Ball”
Sculptor and installation artist Claire Lieberman explores the relationship between play and conflict in contemporary culture.
Thursday, March 10, 2022 08:56 AM
Two Biology Alumni Are First Authors on Recently Published Papers
Brooke Torjman ’19 and Elizabeth Long ’21 both conducted research with Professor of Biology Erika Iyengar as undergraduates.
Thursday, March 10, 2022 02:24 PM
Doctor and Neurology Professor Shares Sleep Wisdom on Campus
Dr. Shelley Hershner discussed the importance of logging enough shut-eye and offered tips for the audience during the 2022 Shankweiler Scholars Lecture.
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 02:05 PM
Developmental Psychologist Ryan Lei Discusses Intersectional Invisibility
Ryan Lei, an assistant professor of psychology at Haverford College, will present “The Development of Black Female Invisibility” as the 2022 speaker for the John B. Rosenberg '63 and Stephanie Lambert Speaker Series.
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 10:30 AM
Muhlenberg Hosts 2022 Pennsylvania U.S. Senate Democratic Debate
The first debate for the Pennsylvania Democratic candidates was broadcast and held on campus in front of a live audience on April 3.
Thursday, April 7, 2022 02:50 PM
Muhlenberg Announces Faculty Promotions
Eleven members of the faculty were recently granted tenure and promoted to associate professor by the Board of Trustees on the recommendation of President Kathleen Harring.
Monday, February 28, 2022 03:07 PM
Two Wrestlers Qualify for Nationals
Sophomore Joey Lamparelli (125) and freshman Brandon Bowles (149) earned trips to the national meet, scheduled for March 11-12 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, by placing in the top three with dramatic wins at the Mideast Regional.
Sunday, February 27, 2022 07:16 PM
Fredrick Earl Mosley, Diversity of Dance Founder, in Residence at Muhlenberg College
Activities include workshop dance performance ‘UNCONQUERED,’ community dance classes
Friday, February 25, 2022 11:34 AM
Muhlenberg Theatre & Dance Launches Assembly Performance Festival
Featuring more than fifty student performers, the Festival’s five projects range from performance art based on ‘The Odyssey’ to an immersive ‘party of the year’
Thursday, February 24, 2022 11:18 AM
Muhlenberg to Host Ukraine-Russia Relations Panel
Professors and a distinguished Muhlenberg alumna will discuss the current political state of affairs in Eastern Europe in a virtual panel.
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 01:51 PM
Assembly Festival Debuts with Mysterious 'Party of the Year'
‘You Are Cordially Invited’ immerses audiences in interactive theatre experience, March 3-5.
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 03:16 PM
A Uniquely American Roadtrip Musical, "Miss You Like Hell" Crosses the Country in Search of a Connection
Mother and daughter embark on an unforgettable journey in a new musical by Quiara Alegría Hudes and Erin McKeown, opening Feb. 24 at Muhlenberg Theatre & Dance
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 11:02 AM
Increasing Access to Postgraduate Education
Hannah Turner ’19 works at Leadership Brainery, which seeks to dismantle systemic exclusion of marginalized groups in grad school and the workforce.
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 08:41 AM
Second Annual Shankweiler Scholars Lecture Explores Sleep Hygiene
Dr. Shelley Hershner will discuss the importance of sleep and the challenges facing college students without sufficient rest.
Monday, February 21, 2022 10:14 AM
Coaches, Trainers and Staff Undergo Mental Health Training
For Muhlenberg Athletics, mental health first-aid training is a game-changer.
Monday, February 21, 2022 09:35 AM
Muhlenberg College Hosts Talkback Session with "5B" Filmmakers
The February 25 event is part of the spring Center for Ethics program “Pandemic: Response, Resilience, Reflection”
Thursday, February 17, 2022 09:31 AM
Finding Success at Harvard’s Dental School
Vivian Ha ’20 says Muhlenberg prepared her well to be part of one of the smallest and most selective programs in the country.
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 10:13 AM
Muhlenberg College Presents Contemporary Music Festival
The performances in the 2022 festival are organized and sponsored by the Muhlenberg College Department of Music.
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 11:44 AM
Three Alumni Are AmeriCorps ArtistYear Fellows
Sarah Gordin ’21, Isabel Kaufman ’21 and Gwen Wilkie ’20 are part of the 2021-2022 class.
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 09:47 AM
How Muhlenberg Is Supporting Student Wellbeing
The College is meeting the current moment by shoring up the resources for students who are transitioning to life on campus and finding a variety of ways to connect any students who are struggling with the help they need.
Thursday, February 3, 2022 03:44 PM
A Pediatrician’s Remedy for Burnout
Running and coaching helped Dr. Michelle Quirk ’05 realize she wanted to transition from a career as a hospitalist and urgent-care provider into a primary-care position.
Friday, January 28, 2022 10:29 AM
Muhlenberg Announces Black History Month Programming
The series was organized by the Muhlenberg College Africana Studies Program, Black Students Association and the Office of Multicultural Life.
Thursday, January 27, 2022 10:19 AM
Center for Ethics Announces Spring 2022 Schedule
"Pandemic: Response, Resilience, Reflection" continues to explore the ethical questions and challenges that have arisen or have been exacerbated by the continued impact of COVID-19.
Thursday, January 27, 2022 09:35 AM
Muhlenberg Institute for Religious and Cultural Understanding Announces First Friday Program Schedule
The First Friday series is focused on understanding religious diversity in and beyond the College’s local community.
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 08:57 AM
Powerful Outcomes: Michele Fromel ’18
Independent research, faculty mentors and internship opportunities provided Michele Fromel with the strong foundation she needed to succeed in a chemical engineering Ph.D. program.
Thursday, January 13, 2022 05:03 PM
January 2022 - Keep Our Republic/Muhlenberg College Pennsylvania Electoral Process Survey
More than a year after the 2020 election, the latest Institute of Public Opinion poll shows Pennsylvania voters remain deeply divided on many aspects of the last presidential election and on the future of electoral processes in the Keystone State.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 09:26 AM
Muhlenberg Names Todd Lineburger as Vice President for Communications and Marketing
Lineburger has served as a communications and marketing leader and strategist at Rutgers University Foundation since 2018 and in higher education and nonprofits since 1998.
Thursday, January 5, 2023 08:30 AM
The Teaching Bug
Greg Pask ’08, an insect neurobiologist and award-winning Middlebury College professor, reflects on how his Muhlenberg experience shaped his journey as an educator, scientist and mentor.
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 03:40 PM