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Muhlenberg College

Established 1848
Type Private college
Faculty 155 full-time and 99 part-time
Students 2,125
Undergraduates 2,125 students (42% men, 58% women)
Postgraduates 0
Location Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Campus Suburban
Colors Cardinal Red and Gray
Website [1]

Muhlenberg College is a private liberal arts college located in west-side Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg is historically affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, but maintains a religiously diverse student body. The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Private schools are schools not administered by local or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public funds. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Nickname: The Queen City Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lehigh Founded 1762 Mayor Ed Pawlowski Area    - City 46. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... Nickname: The Queen City Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lehigh Founded 1762 Mayor Ed Pawlowski Area    - City 46. ... Official language(s) English, Pennsylvania Dutch Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Year 1848 (MDCCCXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is a mainline Protestant denomination headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. ...


The College's name honors Henry Malchior Muhlenberg, patriarch of the Lutheran Church in America. The Lutheran movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity by the original definition. ...

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Campus

Muhlenberg's 81-acre campus is located in a residential neighborhood in Allentown. The campus includes numerous buildings with distinctive red doors in traditional European/Protestant style. According to literature produced by the admissions department, the red doors are a Lutheran or German sign of welcome, but it is more commonly thought to be a traditional Protestant symbol to ward off evil or demonstrate the presence of the Holy Spirit [2]. Cardinal red is also one of the school's colors.


As of 2007, a new science building and residence hall are under construction. 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In addition to the main campus, Muhlenberg maintains the 40-acre Lee and Virginia Graver Arboretum and a separate 40-acre wildlife sanctuary. The Lee and Virginia Graver Arboretum (63 acres) is an arboretum owned by Muhlenberg College and located at 1581 Bushkill Center Road, Bath, Pennsylvania. ... An animal sanctuary is a place where animals can come to live and be protected for the rest of their lives. ...


Student Life

On Muhlenberg College's Haas College Center central lawn, Mark di Suvero's Victor’s Lament
On Muhlenberg College's Haas College Center central lawn, Mark di Suvero's Victor’s Lament

Muhlenberg reports more than 100 clubs and organizations on campus. Aside from these, the Muhlenberg Activity Council (MAC) is responsible for bringing events and activities to campus. The college arranges off-campus community service opportunities, as well as intramural and club sports for students. The performing arts are represented on-campus through various theatre and dance programs. Download high resolution version (2304x1536, 866 KB)Muhlenberg College, Haas College Center and central lawn. ... Download high resolution version (2304x1536, 866 KB)Muhlenberg College, Haas College Center and central lawn. ... Aurora, by Suvero, at the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden Mark di Suvero (born as Marco Polo di Suvero) is an American abstract expressionist sculptor born in Shanghai, China in 1933. ... Community service refers to service that a person performs for the benefit of his or her local community. ... The term intramural is most commonly associated with sports within a school. ... The performing arts include theater, motion pictures, drama, comedy, music, dance, opera, magic and the marching arts, such as brass bands, etc. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... For other uses, see Dance (disambiguation). ...


The College's student run print publication is The Muhlenberg Weekly.[3] Established in 1883, the paper is published every week while school is in session. An independently-run student web publication, The Muhlenberg Advocate, was established in 2000. It is published twice a month. The student-run radio station is [WMUH[4] and is on the air twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, three hundred sixty-five days a year thanks to students and volunteers from the Lehigh Valley community. The Muhlenberg Advocate, colloquially known within the Muhlenberg College community as The Advocate or the Advo, is an independent online publication created and maintained by students of Muhlenberg College. ...


About 20% of students are involved with Greek life on campus. There are 4 sororities and 4 fraternities affiliated with the college. However, students may not pledge to join a Greek organization until their sophomore year. The terms Fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Delta Sigma Phi, Rotary International, Ordo Templi Orientis or the Shriners. ...


Athletics

Muhlenberg College: Stadium and field
Muhlenberg College: Stadium and field

Muhlenberg, a NCAA Division III school, participates in 22 intercollegiate sports and competes in the Centennial Conference as well as the Eastern College Athletic Conference. The college also has club teams in both ice hockey and women's rugby. Download high resolution version (2304x1536, 808 KB)Muhlenberg College, Stadium and field. ... Download high resolution version (2304x1536, 808 KB)Muhlenberg College, Stadium and field. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division III consists of institutions who recognize that collegiate athletics can be an integral part of the educational process. ... The Centennial Conference is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Member teams are located in Maryland and Pennsylvania. ... The Eastern College Athletic Conference is a College Athletic Conference comprising schools that compete in 35 mens and womens sports. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... A rugby union scrum. ...


Both men's and women's teams exist for: basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and track and field. In addition, there are men's teams in baseball, football, and wrestling; women have teams for softball and volleyball. Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The term cross-country, when used by itself, can refer to: Cross-country running Cross-country skiing Cross-country equestrianism Cross-country or XC mountain biking Cross-country or XC flying Fell running also known as hill running and mountain running Virgin Cross-Country is a rail franchise in the... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men and women in many countries around the world; it is the second most popular team sport after football (soccer)[]. Its official name and the one by which it is usually known is hockey [1][2... Greg Norman on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ... The Dive Shot. Lacrosse is a team sport that is played by ten players (men) or twelve players (women), each of whom uses a netted stick (the crosse) in order to pass and catch a very hard rubber ball with the aim of scoring goals (each worth one point traditionally... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... A tennis net Tennis is a game played between either two players (singles) or two teams of two players (doubles). Players use a stringed racquet to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponents court. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The Wrestlers (Pankratiasts) from Uffizi Gallery, Florence. ... Softball is a team sport in which a ball, eleven to twelve inches (or rarely, 16 inches) (28 to 30. ... Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams separated by a high net use their hands, arms, or (rarely) other parts of their bodies to hit a ball back and forth over the net. ...


Athletic facilities have been expanded in recent years; in 2004, a 40,000 square foot addition was built west of the field house. The tennis courts were built in 2003, as well as two fields in 1998 and 1997 respectively.


Trivia

The College also served as one of the two sites for the filming of the 1998 HBO documentary Frat House. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Frat House is a documentary which explores the darker side of fraternity life. ...


Muhlenberg is one of two four-year colleges located in Allentown. Cedar Crest College, a liberal arts college for women, also is located there. Cedar Crest College is a private liberal arts college for women located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... In higher education, particularly in the United States, a womens college is a college (that is, a primarily undergraduate, bachelors degree-granting institution) whose students are exclusively women. ...


Notable alumni

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