Summer 2022


Dear Friends,  

Muskingum is always on the move! This summer has been very busy on campus, with admission events; summer classes, camps, and faculty-student research; fall semester preparations; and a variety of facility projects, including updates to Finney Hall and Boyd Science Center.

We are excited to be nearing completion of our extraordinary Henry D. Bullock Health and Wellness Complex and are looking forward to our Grand Opening Celebration on September 17, as part of our 100th Homecoming.

The campus has also been energized by the presence of our incoming first-year class, as we hosted students and their families and friends for multiple Muskie Preview orientation sessions. Students explored campus, met classmates, and planned their first semester with advisors. Room Preview day is next, where residential students can see their rooms, meet their roommates, and create their packing list for fall. We are excited to be able to host these experiences in person again.

As we look forward to the start of the Fall 2022 semester, we want to reiterate our deep appreciation for your commitment to Muskingum, and share our best wishes for the rest of your summer,

President Sue Hasseler


BHWC Grand Opening 9/17/22

Join us at 11:00 a.m. on September 17 for the Grand Opening event during our 100th Homecoming Celebration. The dream is now a reality, thanks to the generosity of Muskingum alumni, friends, and community partners.

Cheryl Carpenter '86 Elected Chair of Board of Trustees

She began her three-year term on July 1, 2022, succeeding Dr. Kim Gage Rothermel '71. Cheryl is the prior President and a long-time member of the Alumni Council. The Board of Trustees also elected David Kratoville '81 as Vice Chair and Craig Nordlund as Secretary.

Muskingum Receives Collegiate Purple Star Award

The Ohio Department of Education designation recognizes the University's support of veterans and military-connected students. Muskingum is among the state's first class of Purple Star institutions.


Summer Internships Provide Hands-On Learning

Read about four Muskies: Joshua Corwin '22, US Geological Survey Earthquake Science Center; Rebecca Walker '23, Great Cats World Park; Emma Cepek '24, Mayor's Office, Lancaster; Sadie Yurkovich '25, School Psychology Office, Moon Area School District.

Muskies Study Abroad in Costa Rica and Italy

Trips were led by Assistant Professor of Spanish Kathleen Cuniffe-Pena and Director of International Programs Valerie Smith to Costa Rica and by Associate Professor of English Kekoa Kaluhiokalani and Associate Professor of Philosophy Rob Sharp to Italy.

Muskies Complete Summer Research Fellowships

The 2022 Muskie research fellows partnered with faculty members for projects focused on Grasslands Birds at the Wilds, preparing "Big Data," transient heat conduction, and digitization of the Muscoljuan.


Muskingum Valley Symphonic Winds: Outdoor Concerts

Led by Associate Professor of Music Dr. David Turrill, the ensemble next performs on August 13 at the Salt Fork Arts and Crafts Festival. The group includes students, alumni, faculty and staff, and local community members.

Summer High School Music Theatre CAMP Returns

Led by retired Artist-in-Residence Carol Wilcox-Jones and Professor Emeritus Robert O. Jones, students in grades 9-12 from 15 schools enjoyed singing, dancing, acting, and presenting a showcase performance.


New Head Coaches & Staff Leaders Appointed

The Athletic Department has filled several key staff positions and named new head coaches for Baseball, Men's & Women's Golf, Men's Basketball, Softball, and Women's Basketball.


Aces of Trades: David Turrill: "Be Open to All Possibilities"

Aces of Trades: Harsha Abeyaratne: Music Took Him Around the World

Ohio Capital Budget Grant Funding: Nursing Program Expansion in Boyd Science Center

Muskingum Selected For AAC&U Curriculum-to-Career Innovations Institute

Juneteenth Celebration: Reflections Shared


ICYMI: Summer 2022 UPDATE Magazine - Read it Online


Save the Date: Join us for Magenta Homecoming September 16-18, 2022

Thank You for Your 2021-2022 Gift!

With your generous support, Muskingum's legacy and traditions come alive each day in new generations of students.

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