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    Join the Conversation: Opportunities to Participate in Multicultural Life

    April 10, 2014

      Question of the Week   Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki gave the plenary speech for this year’s Social Research Social Justice conference. Jarecki has made documentaries about the war on drugs and mass-incarceration. How do these larger social issues inform and interact with campus discussions about diversity? How do these connect to other happenings on campus including the Diversity Strategic Planning process? The Muhlenberg Weekly is an important public setting for a dialogue that includes the richness of all of our lived experiences. Full story

    Eugene Jarecki Kicks of the Social Research Social Justice Conference

    April 10, 2014

      On Thursday, April 3, renowned author and filmmaker Eugene Jarecki visited campus to kick off the eleventh annual Social Research Social Justice (SRSJ) Conference hosted by the Department of Media and Communication.   Over the years, Jarecki has appeared on numerous talk shows as well as print media in addition to acting as director of the Eisenhower Project and having his productions appear at the Sundance Film Festival. Full story

    Join the Conversation: Opportunities to Participate in Multicultural Life

    March 27, 2014

      Question of the Week The Multicultural Life’s affinity groups are holding two weeks of social justice and activism-related events. This year, Women’s Week and Queer Week fell back-to-back. (Details below.) How can we use these as opportunities to become involved in campus discussions about diversity? How do these connect to other happenings on campus, including the BSA’s Year of the Black Woman? The Muhlenberg Weekly is an important public setting for a dialogue that includes the richness of all of our lived experiences. Full story

    Drought Causes High Food Prices

    March 27, 2014

      This year’s drought in the West Coast of the United States as well as the rest of the world is one of the worst that has been experienced in years.  This strains the agricultural system and is causing food prices to soar.  The simplest groceries like milk, meat, coffee and vegetables are now a greater strain on our wallets than ever before. Full story

    A Life in Two Genders: An Evening with Jennifer Finney Boylan

    March 27, 2014

      On Monday March 24, Jennifer Finney Boylan, a widely renowned author and professor of English at Colby College, traveled to Muhlenberg where she delivered a Keynote address in honor of Queer Week.  Boylan has authored thirteen books, has appeared as a frequent guest on a multitude of national television as well as radio programs, has written for newspapers and magazines, and is a hardworking activist for LGBT people as she holds the position as a director for GLAAD in addition to her service on the Board of Trustees of the Kinsey Institute for Research on Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. Full story

    Campus Safety Notes

    March 20, 2014

      Feb. 24- South Hall- Fire Alarm Sounding.  Report of fire alarm, from burnt food, system silenced and reset with no further incident.   Feb. 24- Benfer Hall- Sick Student.  Report of sick student, Muhlenberg College EMS responded, Health Center notified, student refused further treatment or transport. Full story

    Join the Conversation: Opportunities to Participate in Multicultural Life

    March 20, 2014

      Question of the Week The Multicultural Life’s affinity groups are holding two weeks of social justice and activism-related events. This year, Women’s Week and Queer Week fall back-to-back. (Details below.) How can we use these as opportunities to become involved in campus discussions about diversity? How do these connect to other happenings on campus, including the BSA’s Year of the Black Woman? The Muhlenberg Weekly is an important public setting for a dialogue that includes the richness of all of our lived experiences. Full story

    Habitat for Humanity: A Week in North Carolina

    March 20, 2014

      Instead of relaxing on a sunny beach or on the couch watching Netflix this spring break, a dozen Muhlenberg students and Muhlenberg College staff David Rabold and Linda Kelly trekked to North Carolina for the third year in a row on a volunteer trip for Habitat for Humanity. Full story

    Eric Cline: Jerusalem Besieged

    March 20, 2014

      On February 26th, Eric Cline travelled to Muhlenberg to deliver a presentation entitled “Jerusalem Besieged: 4,000 Years of Conflict in the City of Peace.”  Cline, a professor of Classics, Anthropology, and History at George Washington University, has possessed a great interest in the field of Classical Archaeology since he was rather young. Full story

    On Campus and On Call

    February 27, 2014

      The tendency for students to help other students is a defining aspect of our community, evident in the diligence of student tutors at the Writing Center and even the often-cited door holding in the student union.   The Muhlenberg College Emergency Medical Services (MCEMS) is a student-run, volunteer Quick Response Service, and its members help students in arguably the most essential way. Full story

    Asaf Romirowsky Discusses Middle East Peace

    February 27, 2014

      Asaf Romirowsky has something most of the contingency of Muhlenberg students lacks when it comes to one of the most contentious conflicts in world history: first-hand experience. Romirowskiy, a Middle East researcher and professor, visited Muhlenberg College last Tuesday night to discuss the state of affairs in the Middle East. Full story

    Tim Wise: Anti-Racist Reflections from an Angry White Male

    February 27, 2014

      On Monday February 24, American anti-racism activist and author Tim Wise visited Muhlenberg to deliver his speech, “Anti-Racism Reflections from an Angry White Male.”  Since 1995, Wise has travelled to over 1000 high schools and colleges across the United States to address issues of discrimination and racism in addition to writing six books and appearing in several documentaries on the subject matter. Full story

    Muhlenberg Hosts the 2014 Battle of the Chefs

    February 27, 2014

      On Tues., Feb. 25, Wood Dining Commons hosted the 2014 Battle of the Chefs.  The much anticipated event brought colleges from across Pennsylvania to Muhlenberg to put their culinary skills on display--allowing students to cast their votes for the school of their choice. Full story

    Join the Conversation: Opportunities to Participate in Multicultural Life

    February 20, 2014

      Question of the Week   Next week, anti-racist activist Tim Wise will be on campus. As a campus, what can we learn from his negotiation of white privilege and power in doing anti-racist work?   The Muhlenberg Weekly is an important public setting for a dialogue that includes the richness of all of our lived experiences. Full story

    Specialized Suits Slow Down U.S. Speedskaters in Sochi

    February 20, 2014

      For the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, the United States Speedskating team wore high-tech aerodynamic suits specially produced by Under Armour Inc.  Though they were designed to give the skaters a faster, more competitive edge, they seemed to have done the opposite and actually slowed down U. Full story

    “Dumb Starbucks” Causes Media Hysteria

    February 20, 2014

      Two weeks ago in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, “Dumb Starbucks” had its grand opening.  Although the café appeared to be just another Starbucks, it had a notable twist.  Instead of selling the well-known Starbucks specialty drinks, it gave away free “dumb” versions (i. Full story

    Health Center Provides Flu Season Facts and Stats

    February 13, 2014

      This winter, students have more to worry about than cold weather and cancelled classes.  They must turn their attention to their health, as flu season is in full swing and last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported widespread flu activity in 29 states, including the northeast. Full story

    The Day We Fight Back

    February 13, 2014

      On February 11, 2014, numerous activist groups, companies, and online platforms intend to combine their efforts to act in opposition to the NSA’s “spying regime.”  Although it has been over two years since legislatures postponed consideration of SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act), a bill introduced to expand the ability of law enforcement to put an end to online copyright infringement, protestors are still fighting back against what they believe to be unjustified government oppression. Full story

    The “Science Guy” Debates Creationism

    February 13, 2014

      On February 4, 2014, William Sanford Nye, better known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, and Ken Ham, a young-Earth creationist, engaged in a conversation regarding the teaching of evolution verses the teaching of creation at an 800 seat sold-out live debate held at Kentucky’s Creation Museum. Full story

    Join the Conversation: Opportunities to Participate in Multicultural Life

    February 6, 2014

      Question of the Week: What responsibility does the Diversity Strategic Planning Committee (DSPC) have to interact with the community? How can the DSPC provide useful updates about their work? What feedback can the community offer?   The Muhlenberg Weekly is an important public setting for a dialogue that includes the richness of all of our lived experiences. Full story

    Global Chef Navin Khadilkar Will Bring Authentic Indian Flavors To Muhlenberg College

    February 6, 2014

      Students, Faculty and Staff at Muhlenberg College will get the opportunity to taste authentic Indian cuisine when Global Chef Navin Khadilkar visits the College February 13 – 14. Travelling from Mumbai City, Maharashtra, India, Chef Khadilkar is a member of a Global Chef program and will be visiting the Lehigh Valley during his tour of the mid-Atlantic region. Full story

    Campus Safety Notes

    February 6, 2014

      Jan. 27 – Roommate Dispute – in Walz Hall, third floor, there was a report if a roommate dispute.  Residential Services were advised.   Jan. 27 – Larceny/theft – in Front Drive, there was a report of theft of Muhlenberg College flags.  Pant operations were notified to replace flags. Full story

    Spending Soars for Super Bowl Sunday

    February 6, 2014

      This year, advertisements and overall consumer spending has generated hundreds of millions of dollars for the New York-New Jersey economy.  The expected net gain, as determined by the NFL, was around $600 million.  However, according to the International Business Times and the Wall Street Journal, economists quote this net gain as a lower number and argue that this number cannot be determined, as many factors play into the net gain. Full story

    Join the Conversation: Opportunities to Participate in Multicultural Life

    February 13, 2014

      Question of the Week As we work towards building a community of Inclusive Equality: What learning has Muhlenberg done? What learning does Muhlenberg need to do? What learning have I done? What learning do I need to do?   The Muhlenberg Weekly is an important public setting for a dialogue that includes the richness of all of our lived experiences. Full story

    Campus Safety Notes

    February 12, 2014

     

    Feb. 3- Report of suspicious person- Rehearsal house.  Individual later identified and spoken to, not further incident. 

     

     

    Feb. 3- Larceny/Theft- Albright Street.  Report of theft of laptop. No suspects at this time. 

     

     

    Feb. 3- Report of sick student-Brown Hall.  College EMS and Allentown EMS responded. Student transported to hospital and Health Services notified. 

     

     

    Feb. 3- Report of disabled vehicle- South Hall.  Campus Safety Officers successfully jumped and started vehicle. 

     

     

    Feb. 3- Fire alarm sounding- Chew Street. Report of fire alarm from cooking. System silences and no further incident. 

     

     

    Feb. 4- Report of sick student- East Hall. College EMS and Allentown EMS responded. Student transported to hospital and Health Services notified. 

     

     

    Feb. 4- Report of vandalism- Robertson Hall.  Report of vandalism to exit sign. Plant operations notified for repair. Investigation to continue. 

     

     

    Feb. 5- Report of alcohol violation Prosser Hall. Individuals identified and spoken to.  Items bought taken to Campus Safety.  Students referred to Dean of Students Office. 

     

     

    Feb. 5- Welfare check- Ettinger. Report to locate professor. Professor was identified while teaching class. No further incident. 

     

     

    Feb. 6- Found property-Ettinger. Report of found medication. Item brought to Campus Safety and placed in evidence locker. Unknown who item belongs to. 

     

     

    Feb. 6- Found property- Walz Hall. Report of found needle.  Item taken to Health Center and properly disposed of. Unknown to whom item belongs. 

     

    Feb. 7- Report of sick student- Chew Street.  College EMS responded.  Health Center notified and student transported to hospital by Campus Safety Officer. 

     

     

    Feb. 7- Injured Employee- Prosser Parking Lot.  Report of injured employee.  Individual refused further treatment or transport. 

     

     

    Feb. 7- Injured Student- Benfer Hall.  Report of injured student.  Cetronia EMS responded and transported student to the hospital. 

     

     

    Feb. 7- Report of vandalism- Chew Street.  Report of theft of blue light from above call box. Investigation to continue. 

     

     

    Feb. 8- Report of sick student- Prosser Hall.  Report of alcohol violation.  College EMS responded, Health Center notified. Student transported to hospital by Campus Safety Officer. 

     

     

    Feb. 8- Report of dispute- N. 23rd Street.  Report of student dispute with neighbor. Both parties spoken to. No further incident. 

     

     

    Feb. 9- Larceny/Theft- Front Drive.  Report of theft of College flag and damage found to several poles.  Plant Operations notified for repair. No suspects at this time.  

     

     

    Feb. 9- Report of disabled vehicle- The Village Parking Lot.  Report of keys locked inside of vehicle.  Campus Safety Officer successfully retrieved keys from vehicle. 

     

     

    Feb. 9- Report of sick student- Seegers Union Upper Level.  Report of sick student.  College EMS responded. Student transported to hospital by family member. 

     

     

    Feb. 9- Report of sick student- Martin Luther Hall. Report of sick student. College EMS and Allentown EMS responded. Student refused further treatment or transport

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    Health Center Provides Flu Season Facts and Stats

    February 13, 2014

      This winter, students have more to worry about than cold weather and cancelled classes.  They must turn their attention to their health, as flu season is in full swing and last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported widespread flu activity in 29 states, including the northeast. Full story

    The Day We Fight Back

    February 13, 2014

      On February 11, 2014, numerous activist groups, companies, and online platforms intend to combine their efforts to act in opposition to the NSA’s “spying regime.”  Although it has been over two years since legislatures postponed consideration of SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act), a bill introduced to expand the ability of law enforcement to put an end to online copyright infringement, protestors are still fighting back against what they believe to be unjustified government oppression. Full story

    The “Science Guy” Debates Creationism

    February 13, 2014

      On February 4, 2014, William Sanford Nye, better known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, and Ken Ham, a young-Earth creationist, engaged in a conversation regarding the teaching of evolution verses the teaching of creation at an 800 seat sold-out live debate held at Kentucky’s Creation Museum. Full story

    Join the Conversation: Opportunities to Participate in Multicultural Life

    February 6, 2014

      Question of the Week: What responsibility does the Diversity Strategic Planning Committee (DSPC) have to interact with the community? How can the DSPC provide useful updates about their work? What feedback can the community offer?   The Muhlenberg Weekly is an important public setting for a dialogue that includes the richness of all of our lived experiences. Full story

    Global Chef Navin Khadilkar Will Bring Authentic Indian Flavors To Muhlenberg College

    February 6, 2014

      Students, Faculty and Staff at Muhlenberg College will get the opportunity to taste authentic Indian cuisine when Global Chef Navin Khadilkar visits the College February 13 – 14. Travelling from Mumbai City, Maharashtra, India, Chef Khadilkar is a member of a Global Chef program and will be visiting the Lehigh Valley during his tour of the mid-Atlantic region. Full story

    Campus Safety Notes

    February 6, 2014

      Jan. 27 – Roommate Dispute – in Walz Hall, third floor, there was a report if a roommate dispute.  Residential Services were advised.   Jan. 27 – Larceny/theft – in Front Drive, there was a report of theft of Muhlenberg College flags.  Pant operations were notified to replace flags. Full story

    Spending Soars for Super Bowl Sunday

    February 6, 2014

      This year, advertisements and overall consumer spending has generated hundreds of millions of dollars for the New York-New Jersey economy.  The expected net gain, as determined by the NFL, was around $600 million.  However, according to the International Business Times and the Wall Street Journal, economists quote this net gain as a lower number and argue that this number cannot be determined, as many factors play into the net gain. Full story

    Join the Conversation: Opportunities to Participate in Multicultural Life

    November 21, 2013

     

    Question of the Week

    What responsibility does the Diversity Strategic Planning Committee (DSPC) have to interact with the community? How can the DSPC provide useful updates about their   

    work? What feedback can the community offer?

    The Muhlenberg Weekly is an important public setting for a dialogue that includes the richness of all of our lived experiences. All opinions are invited. 

    Responses can be emailed to weeklyeditor@gmail.com. As this is the last issue of the semester, they will be printed in next semester’s issues.

    Upcoming Events

    Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7pm -- Join Black Student Association in Miller Forum for a performance by poet Nina “Lyrispect” Ball. This event is part of the Year of the Black 

    Woman.

    Email multiculturalcenter@muhlenberg.edu to express your interest in working with the Muhlenberg V.O.I.C.E.S. project. Multicultural Life envisions Muhlenberg 

    V.O.I.C.E.S., a digital publication created by and for our community to feature artistic and written reportage on campus diversity from Voices of Informed and Concerned 

    Educators and Students. 

    Join to become part of a core cadre of reporters who will design and maintain a vibrant, frank online discussion about diversity. 

     

    Student Multicultural Organizations Exec. Boards

    Multicultural Life announces election results for the new executive boards of the student multicultural organizations. These students are excellent resources for learning more about each of these groups.

    Black Student Association (BSA)

    Co-President’s- Vernon Jordan III & Ronald Christian

    Secretary- Ashley Gerdhart

    Treasurer- Melissa Mayol

    Public Relations- Jasmin Anderson

     

    Asian Student Association (ASA)

    Co-Presidents: Jessica Chin and Akshara Kartik

    Treasurer: Michael Kho

    Secretary: Zoey Gurrieri

    P.R: Troy Punyodyana

    Webmaster: Jenna Lowry

     

    Students for Queer Advocacy (SQuAd)

    Co-Pres: McCabe Wilus and Amanda Nell

    Vice: Hana Dehovitz

    • Treasurer: Pat McGinley (Spring 14) and Charli White (Spring and Fall 14)

    • Secretary: Elaine Gersz

    • PR: Becca Anolick

    • Fundraiser: Marena Dunnington (Fall 14) and Sean Fowley (Spring and Fall 14)

     

     

    Comunidad Latina, MSA, and Fem Collective will be holding elections after this issue’s publication deadline. You can check organization Facebook pages to see the new e-board.

     
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    Recap of MuleMentum

    November 21, 2013

      On November 12, 2013, Muhlenberg College issued a challenge to all alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends to reach 910 gifts to make 11/12/13 a Day of Giving. The decision was made early on in the planning process to ask donors to designate their gifts toward Financial Aid or The Muhlenberg Fund, the fund that bridges the gap between tuition and the expense of educating a student at Muhlenberg. Full story

    Campus Safety Notes

    November 21, 2013

      Nov. 11 – Found Property – In Seegers Union there was a report of a found cell phone.  The phone was later returned to the owner.    Nov. 11 – Larceny/Theft – In the Center for the Arts, second floor, there was a report of the theft of an art print. Full story

    Things You Never Knew You Were Thankful For

    November 21, 2013

      With thanksgiving around the corner, it’s a good time to ask yourself: what am I thankful for?  But I feel like I’ve been doing that since elementary school and the answer has not changed much.  I am so thankful for my family.  I am so thankful for my friends. Full story

    College Student’s #1 Fan Contributor of Poor Sleeping Habits

    November 21, 2013

      Raise your hand if you are dependent on caffeine.  Don’t lie.  Admit it.  Chances are you’ve used it in order to stay awake and finish that 13 pages paper. Raise your hand if you drink multiple cups of coffee in one day.  And keep your hand raised if you continue to drink coffee into the afternoon. Full story

    Community Experts Discuss The Future of Healthcare

    November 21, 2013

      This past Thursday, around 130 alumni, students, faculty, and guests enjoyed a panel discussion in Seegers Union Event Space where the future of medicine and the healthcare reform were discussed, explained, and predicted.  The event was hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations and sponsored by Medtronic. Full story

    “Study” Abroad

    November 14, 2013

      Deadlines for deciding to study abroad approach quickly and making a decision can be tough.  I have made the decision to study in one of Muhlenberg’s most popular study abroad programs: the SAI program in Italy at Florence University of the Arts. Full story

    Muhlenberg College Hosts Major Panel on the Future of Medicine

    November 14, 2013

      Top professionals in the field, moderated by alum Dr. Raymond L. Singer ’80, discuss healthcare reform Muhlenberg College will host a panel discussion. “The Future of Medicine: What You Need to Know About Healthcare,” on Thursday, November 14 from 6:30 – 8:00 p. Full story

    Campus Safety Notes

    November 14, 2013

      Nov. 04 – Suspicious Activity – In Seegers Union, lower level, there was a report of suspicious activity.  An unknown individual moved items in an office.  The investigation is set to continue.     Nov. 04 – Fire Alarm Sounding – On Liberty Street there was a report of a fire alarm from cooking. Full story

    Legal or Not? California High School Mascot Under Scrutiny Because it is Deemed Racist

    November 14, 2013

      A California high school is under pressure from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee to change its mascot- an Arab.  The mascot, depicted as hook-nosed man wearing a keffiyeh (Middle Eastern headdress), was deemed derogatory and a “gross stereotype”. Full story

    Queer Folk-Pop Duo Anna/Kate Comes to Muhlenberg

    November 14, 2013

      The Queer Folk-Pop duo Anna/Kate, with 2011 Muhlenberg alumni Anna Gothard, put on a unique and eye opening performance at the Red Doors Cafe on Monday, November 11.  The 45 minute show consisted of folk-pop, jazzy music on the ukulele and piano, spoken word and storytelling, and a question and answer session. Full story

    Grounds to Grounds: Muhlenberg’s Newest Greening Initiative

    November 13, 2013

      Sustainability has always been a priority at Muhlenberg College. From the new ‘Berg To Go reusable containers to the Just Tap It program, the college has always taken its impact on the environment seriously. A few weeks ago, Muhlenberg Dining and Plant Operations introduced a new program to further improve greening efforts on campus. Full story

    Join the Conversation: Perspectives on Diversity at Muhlenberg

    November 7, 2013

      Question of the Week Who shapes the discourse of diversity at Muhlenberg? What role can you play as a student? As faculty? As an employee or administrator? The Muhlenberg Weekly is an important public setting for a dialogue that includes the richness of all of our lived experiences. Full story

    Campus Safety Notes

    November 7, 2013

      Oct. 28 – Sick Student – On Chew Street there was a report of a sick student.  Muhlenberg College EMS responded and Allentown EMS responded and transported the student to the hospital.    Oct. 28 – Sick Student – In Prosser Hall, Campus Safety Office, there was a report of a sick student. Full story

    Marking the Anniversary of the War of the Worlds Broadcast

    November 7, 2013

      In a media culture that thrives on irony, parody, and subversion, we, as contemporary media consumers, have seemingly developed a discerning eye for ‘the real’ and ‘the non-real’, be it a faux-news story or a satiric viral video.  Along with a modern awareness of media production processes, one wonders if it is possible for the media savvy consumer to be ‘duped’. Full story

    A Day of Giving

    November 7, 2013

      For the first time on November 12, 2013 the College is hosting a day of giving. The College is calling the day MuleMentum, which is an event that has been organized by the College to promote people donating to the College. All of the donations will put towards the Muhlenberg Fund, which is a fund that is used mostly used for financial aid, salaries for the faculty and staff, and it helps support maintenance of the campus. Full story

    Women’s Soccer Seniors

    November 7, 2013

      Growing up we are always told that we can be anything we want to be.  People say: if you want something, all you have to do is go and get it.  So I made a list of things that I’ve wanted for almost all my life, here is my rough draft (in no order):   1. Full story

    Campus Safety Notes

    October 31, 2013

      Oct. 21 – Found Property – In Benfer Hall, first floor, there was a report of a found cell phone.  Unknown to whom the item belongs, it was placed in the lost and found locker.    Oct. 21 – Sick Student – In Seegers Union there was a report of a sick student. Full story

    Rubbing a Pregnant Woman’s Stomach Leads to Harassment Charges

    October 31, 2013

        On October 20, in Cumberland County Pennsylvania, a man was charged with harassment for hugging a pregnant woman and then rubbing her stomach.  The accused man, Richard J. Beishline, 57, was visiting his 30 year old pregnant neighbor’s trailer when the incident occurred. Full story

    Sharing Your Unique and Creative Voice

    October 31, 2013

      Creative outlets, alongside an abundance of seasonal lattes and combat boots, abound at Muhlenberg.  There are opportunities for expression for the actor, dancer, singer, artist, and writer.  Muhlenberg’s art and literary magazine Muses is one such outlet, providing an opportunity for writers, visual artists, and photographers to publish their work alongside their Muhlenberg peers. Full story

    Ice Hockey Team Tackles Team Impact

    October 31, 2013

      Do you know that Muhlenberg has an Ice Hockey team? Since the team is considered a Muhlenberg College Club it is possible that the team has flown under your radar. The team has been doing great things on and off the ice and it is definitely necessary to discuss their accomplishments. Full story

    #Halloween

    October 24, 2013

      As we grow up, Halloween is one of those holidays that can really change in meaning.  And with Halloween right around the corner, it isn’t a bad time to ask yourself: what does Halloween mean to you?  When we were younger, Halloween was all about the candy and the trick-or-treating. Full story

    Campus Safety Notes

    October 24, 2013

      Oct. 07 – Sick Student – In Brown Hall there was a report of a sick student.  The student refused further treatment or transport at this time.    Oct. 07 – Injured Student – In Prosser Hall, annex second floor, there was a report of an injured student. Full story

    Dean Huber Discusses Muhlenberg’s Theory of Connectivity

    October 24, 2013

      Unbeknownst to most, the unique quirks and opportunities enjoyed by students, faculty, and staff at Muhlenberg College are all directly related to a strategy of creating an engaged and interactive community called the Theory of Connectivity.  The theory creates opportunities for students to contribute to a common good by prompting interactions within the Allentown community and closing the gap between the college and the city. Full story

    Sexual Assault Awareness - SASS is Here to Help

    October 24, 2013

      Sexual misconduct, which includes assault, harassment, or rape, is a very problematic issue on college campuses across the nation.  Unfortunately, it is far too common. Sexual assault is often seen as a “women’s problem” as a result of a culture that promotes sexist behaviors. Full story

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    The Ethics of Being a Bystander

    October 24, 2013

      On October 17, 2013 I attended the Jackson Katz lecture titled “Bad Boys and Bystanders.” Katz has studied the topics of gender violence and domestic abuse and presented his ideas and beliefs on these topics. The lecture started with Katz claiming that gender abuse and domestic violence is a problem, and one not only that women should be concerned about. Full story

    Campus Safety

    October 10, 2013

      Sept. 30 – Found Property – In the Life Sports Center there was a report of two pairs of glasses found.  Unknown to whom they belong they were placed in the lost and found locker.    Sept. 30 – Larceny/Theft – On the Front Drive there was a report of two Muhlenberg flags missing from Academic Row. Full story

    Muhlenberg Students Start the Second Year of Eye-to-Eye!

    October 10, 2013

      The Eye-to-Eye program is a nationwide grant-funded mentoring program for K-12 students with learning disabilities (LD) and/or ADHD.  Our chapter is assisted financially by the Oak Foundation, a philanthropic organization based in Geneva. There are currently 51 active chapters in 19 different states, including at Columbia University, PENN, Brown University, and the University of Pittsburgh. Full story

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    October 10, 2013

      When one thinks of the stereotypical Muhlenberg student, the image of the white, upper middle-class often comes to mind.  The initiative to change this homogenous picture of the College has come to the surface last year thanks to President Helm and students of the Multicultural Center. Full story

    Surprising Benefits of Strict Teachers

    October 10, 2013

      Recent studies and the discovery of new evidence have proven that childhood stress and a bit of grit lead to better academic performance.  The conventional way of teaching students through exorbitant amounts of praise and hand holding is less effective than the traditional way of teaching through discipline, lectures, and memorization. Full story

    Campus Safety Notes

    October 3, 2013

      Sept. 23 – Injured Student – In Brown Hall, second floor, there was a report of an injured Student.  Muhlenberg College EMS responded and the student was transported to the hospital by a Campus Safety officer.    Sept. 23 – Found Property – In Seegers Union there was a report of a found wallet. Full story

    Congress Stalemate Promotes Government Shutdown

    October 3, 2013

      As the government’s fiscal year came to a close on September 30, Republicans and Democrats in congress failed to create a spending plan for the new fiscal year.  This resulted in a government shutdown, an event that has not occurred for 17 years. Full story

    The Cloth Peddler

    October 3, 2013

      Only at Muhlenberg could an operetta as challenging as “The Cloth Peddler”, originally “Arshin Mal Alan,” come together in a couple of short months and develop into a successful Western hemisphere premiere. While its official performance on September 7th garnered praise from 3,000 people at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, Muhlenberg held an open rehearsal of the Azerbaijani show on August 26th in Baker Theatre. Full story

    National Hazing Prevention Week

    October 3, 2013

      Hazing.  This is a word that has been edited, wrongly defined, and even forgotten about.  It seems to be this mythical, terrible act that occurs only on television and in feature films, that is, if you’re not the one going through it.  Hazing is a huge problem, especially since those who know about it keep it to themselves, not telling anyone and allowing the behavior to continue. Full story

    Moving Forward With Diversity at Muhlenberg

    September 26, 2013

      When one thinks of the stereotypical Muhlenberg student, the image of the white, upper middle-class often comes to mind.  The initiative to change this homogenous picture of the College has come to the surface last year thanks to President Helm and students of the Multicultural Center. Full story

    Your Campus. Your Food. Your Voice.

    September 26, 2013

      Each semester, Muhlenberg Dining conducts a web-based survey to help assess which areas of operation need focus and attention. Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the survey which asks questions regarding customer service, food quality and menu variety specific to the General’s Quarters and Wood Dining Commons. Full story

    School Spirt Soars During Homecoming Weekend

    September 26, 2013

      This past weekend, Muhlenberg’s campus was bursting at the seams with school spirit.  The 2013 homecoming began Thursday night and the alumni reunion began Friday morning, and all events concluded by Sunday afternoon.  Students, faculty, families, and alumni could be found participating in a number of events ranging from brunches and award ceremonies to parties and sports. Full story

    Campus Safety Notes

    September 26, 2013

      Sept. 16 – Vehicle Lock Out – On Chew Street there was a report of keys locked in a vehicle.  The keys were successfully retrieved from the vehicle by a Campus Safety officer.    Sept. 17 – Attempted Forcible Entry – On Gordon Street there was a report of a window screen found cut. Full story

    Join the Conversation: Perspectives on Diversity at Muhlenberg

    September 26, 2013

      Question of the Week In what ways have you learned about the history of diversity at Muhlenberg? What do you know? What would you like to learn? The Muhlenberg Weekly is an important public setting for a dialogue that includes the richness of all of our lived experiences. Full story

    Conceptions of Leadership

    September 26, 2013

      At first, I felt like defining leadership would lead me to rattle off a big list of broad characteristics; leaders are brave, trustworthy, and responsible... the list goes on and on.  But in reality, it is so much more complex than that.  I took many different approaches before beginning to write this. Full story

    Center for Ethics Series Begins With a Bang

    September 17, 2013

      Sex is constantly on the minds of college students, and society in general.  Various studies say different things, but the number is frequently put around 15 times a day per person.  Have any of these people ever thought about it nonstop for an hour and a half, though? At least 250 college students were put to the task during the opening panel for the Center for Ethics series, hosted in Moyer Hall’s Miller Forum last Tuesday night, on September 10th. Full story

    Muhlenberg Discusses the Crisis in Syria

    September 19, 2013

      People convulsed on the ground. Others foamed at the mouth. Children were wrapped up in white sheets. These images from the sarin gas attack in Syria on Aug. 21st flashed across news stations around the world for weeks. The use of chemical weapons clearly violated international law, but assessing the appropriate action became difficult. Full story

    Berg Offers Great Way to Spend High Holidays

    September 17, 2013

      For 25 hours this past weekend, many students at Muhlenberg celebrated the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur on and off campus.  Yom Kippur began at sunset on Friday, September 13 and ended at nightfall on Saturday, September 15. Yom Kippur is one of the most important Jewish holidays of the year. Full story

    Campus Safety Notes

    September 19, 2013

      Sept. 09 – Vehicle Violation – In the Walz/Brown North Parking Lots there was a report of a vehicle illegally parked with several violations.  The vehicle was booted by a Campus Safety officer.  The boot was later removed.    Sept. 09 – Alcohol Violation – Off Campus there was a report of an alcohol violation. Full story

    Join the Conversation: Perspectives on Diversity at Muhlenberg

    September 19, 2013

      Question of the Week Do you feel you can be an active and equal voice in this year’s Center for Ethics theme “Sex, Ethics, and Pleasure Politics”? Why or why not?  The Muhlenberg Weekly is an important public setting for a dialogue that includes the richness of all of our lived experiences. Full story

    September 11th Memorial

    September 19, 2013

      On the twelfth anniversary of one of the darkest days of American history, the Wescoe Garden was alight with candles to commemorate the September 11th attacks.  Approximately thirty to forty students and faculty attended the memorial that evening to take time to remember the 2,996 victims of not only those affected by the World Trade Center attacks, but also the lives lost at the Pentagon and the fallen plane in Pennsylvania. Full story

    When Muhlenberg met Civc

    September 12, 2013

      The Muhlenberg community has taken a big step in broadening its scope beyond the intimate borders of campus.  The college has a growing relationship with The Civic Theatre of Allentown that includes discounted ticket prices for students and Thursday night film discussions led by Muhlenberg professors. Full story

    Join the Conversation: Perspectives on Diversity at Muhlenberg

    September 12, 2013

      Question of the Week Did you see this year’s Sedehi Diversity Project? Did watching the play provoke any thoughts or feelings for you? How does this representation of the campy climate towards diversity resonate with your experience?   The Muhlenberg Weekly is an important public setting for a dialogue that includes the richness of all of our lived experiences. Full story

    Campus Safety Notes

    September 12, 2013

      Sept. 02 – Sick Student – In East Hall, F, third floor, there was a report of a sick student.  Health Services was notified and the student was transported to the hospital by a Campus Safety officer.   Sept. 02 – Intoxicated Person – On N. 22nd Street there was a report of an intoxicated individual. Full story

    The Disappearance of El Burro

    September 12, 2013

      School is in service, students are decorating dorms, breaking those umbrellas out for Muhlenberg’s inevitable at-least-once-a-week rainstorm, homework is piling up, and friends are re-connecting.  The one question that continues to be asked, however, is, “Where is El Burro?” The GQ pit stop where you could get all your Mexican food cravings is now gone! Personally, being an undying fan of their steak quesadilla, I was understandably shocked and confused, that is until I sat down with Evan Rehrig, the Marketing Manager for Muhlenberg Dining. Full story

    Where’s Molly?

    September 12, 2013

      The old club drug ecstasy has made quite the comeback.  But most trends disappear and resurface, right?  Well, in this case, the drug has come back more popular and harder than ever before.  Up and coming with the recent obsession with the rave culture, MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine), more commonly known as “Molly”, has been an epidemic that has been sweeping the nation. Full story

    Hillel Provides Student Hot Spot

    September 10, 2013

      Over $1 million in donations and funding from Muhlenberg College led to a completed and spectacular expansion of the campus Hillel in February, 2011.  The building spans almost 20,000 square feet and continues to be a popular place for Muhlenberg students, faculty, and alumni. Full story

    Join the Conversation: Perspectives on Diversity at Muhlenberg

    September 5, 2013

    Question of the Week Are you ready to become engaged? How can you make a contribution to the campus conversation about diversity? What do you have to offer to campus change? The Muhlenberg Weekly is an important public setting for a dialogue that includes the richness of all of our lived experiences. Full story

    New beginnings

    September 5, 2013

    This summer I had the privilege of meeting Dave Kerpen.  In addition to being a dedicated husband and father, Dave is CEO of Likeable Local, chairman of Likeable Media, a New York Times best-selling author, a columnist for Linked In, and perhaps one of our most common characteristics…a die hard New York Mets fan. Full story

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    Campus Safety Notes

    September 5, 2013

    Aug. 26 – Suspicious Activity – Report of suspicious individuals on bicycles, Allentown Police Department responded, individuals identified, spoken to and released.  No further incident at this time. Aug. 26 – Found Property – On Allen Street, report of found debit card. Full story

    Getting connected at Orientation

    September 5, 2013

    Beginning at 7:00am on a Friday, over 500 first-year students arrived to Brown, Prosser, and Walz halls with packed cars and often teary parents. Student Advisors, sports teams, sororities and fraternities as well as students from other campus organizations worked quickly to label each student’s bags and boxes and deliver them to the door of their dorm for their freshmen year. Full story

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    And we have a new building...well almost

    September 5, 2013

    Students coming back from summer break came back to a brand new East Hall.  In the past, many students have tried to avoid choosing this housing option because of its outdated utilities.  However, that is certainly not the feel that the new residents will be having starting this semester. Full story

    The great Allentown Fair

    September 5, 2013

    Who would have known that less than a mile away from Muhlenberg College is such a bustling place full of excitement?  Occurring between August 27th to September 2, the Allentown Fair was an exciting place to spend time after class or on weekends. Full story

    Too Much Chaos for One Marriage

    May 2, 2013

      Originally produced in 1784, The Marriage of Figaro is full of plot twists, opera, tomfoolery, and more. This past weekend from April 25th to 28th, Muhlenberg showcased this whimsical comedy at the Baker Theatre in Trexler Pavilion. The Marriage of Figaro is the sequel to The Barber of Seville, and centers around the marriage of the Count’s valet. Full story

    Cinnamon Challenge

    May 2, 2013

      Taking into consideration all of the very underreported consequences of the so-called “Cinnamon Challenge,” it appears that a more suitable name would be the cinnamon catastrophe.  This challenge has become very popular with teenagers in the last four years but has been around for over a decade. Full story

    Interview with Student Commencement Speaker: Jessica Epstein

    May 2, 2013

      1-Why did you want to speak at graduation?   I wanted the opportunity to address my entire class at our last time together as a unit.    2- How has your experience at Muhlenberg affected the message you hope to deliver through your speech?   My experience at Muhlenberg has made me increasingly aware of the world outside of these red doors. Full story

    Campus Safety Notes

    May 2, 2013

      Apr. 22 – Harassment – On campus there was a report of harassment.  Letters of No Contact were issued to the individuals involved.  They were reported to the Dean of Students office.    Apr. 22 – Assault – On Chew Street there was a report of an altercation between a student and a non-student. Full story

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    A Farewell to Dr. Laposata

    May 2, 2013

    Insightful, kind, objective, and helpful are only a few of the many endearing words that can be used to describe Dr. Sam Laposata. Although I have only had the privilege of knowing him for two years, this has been more than ample time to realize that he is a unique and exceptional professor, colleague, and friend. Full story

    Pultizer Prize Winner and Nobel Prize Winner Highlight Honorary Degree Recipients at Muhlenberg

    May 2, 2013

      Isabel A. Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Warmth of Other Suns, will speak at Muhlenberg College’s 165th Commencement on May 19, 2013 at 10 a.m.  The ceremony will be held on the historic college green.  Wilkerson will also be awarded an honorary doctorate. Full story

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    Dido & Aeneas

    May 2, 2013

      On Friday April 26th and Tuesday April 30th, the Muhlenberg College Department of Music presented Henry Purcell’s opera, Dido and Aeneas.  The opera was a combination of two classes, the Opera Workshop and the Chamber Orchestra.  The musical direction was done by Daniel Boring and the stage and vocal direction by Megan Monaghan. Full story

    Over But Not Out

    April 25, 2013

      Americans everywhere have been claiming victory after the capture of the final culprit in the Boston Marathon Bombings.  However, the aftereffects of the twin bombings that occurred on Marathon Monday need to be taken into consideration.  The bombings left many injured, including many dramatic injuries that required amputations of limbs. Full story

    Campus Safety Notes

    April 25, 2013

      Apr. 15 – Suspicious Activity – On Liberty Street there was a report of suspicious individuals to gain entry to vehicles.  The Allentown Police Department responded and identified and spoke to the individuals.  They were transported to their residences with no further incident. Full story

    Hang Up and Drive: Jacy and Steve’s Journey

    April 25, 2013

      On April 17th at 8 pm, Muhlenberg College hosted speakers Jacy Good and Steve Johnson, with their traveling presentation Hang Up and Drive: Jacy and Steve’s Journey.  The Event Space was packed with students, faculty, and staff who gathered around to hear the story of the alumni who’s future had been shattered by a driver on his cell phone. Full story