September 2022

Dear Friends,  

As I step out onto the Quad and observe students, faculty, and staff hurrying to classes, leadership opportunities, music, theatre, and athletic practices, or just to grab a snack, I am struck by how often they stop to greet one another with the Muskie "Hi!" The people on this campus continue to care for one another in wonderful ways in the midst of our intense educational endeavors. Community is alive and well at Muskingum.

There is a special energy on campus this fall, as we put the final touches on our state-of-the-art Henry D. Bullock Health and Wellness Complex and prepare to host our 100th Homecoming Celebration on September 16-18. We will have many wonderful activities for students and alumni during Homecoming Week and we look forward to celebrating Grand Opening of the Bullock Complex at 11 a.m. on September 17. That evening, our Fighting Muskies will play the season's home opener under the lights, with fans enjoying a completely different experience in our new stadium.

This week, we opened our first art gallery exhibit of the year, and have a variety of musical and theatrical performances, lectures and academic presentations, and athletic events scheduled. To make it easier to find campus events and add them to your calendars, we have launched a new events calendar.

We hope to see you on campus throughout the semester and the year, as we showcase the excellent work done by our students, faculty, and staff in the classroom, on the stage, on the field, and in the community.

With best wishes and many thanks for your commitment to Muskingum,


President Sue Hasseler


Welcome Class of 2026!

They arrived on campus on August 19, moved into their residences, attended Opening Convocation, and spent Welcome Weekend getting to know each other, the campus, and New Concord.

USDA Undersecretary - Rural Development Tours BHWC

Xochitl Torres Small's visit highlighted the partnerships and community collaborations which united with the generosity of alumni and friends to make the BHWC a reality. Join us for the Grand Opening on September 17!


Dr. Amanda Adams: Teaching Vital Skills

By teaching English courses to students from all disciplines, "we help them build skills in communication, critical and agile thinking, and other areas that are crucial to future success."

Spotlight on Faculty Work

View our online collection of recent faculty publications and other contributions and accomplishments in their fields of study. Congratulations to all!

Taylor Shimek '23 Receives Ohio EPA Scholarship

Taylor earned the prestigious scholarship through her outstanding classroom achievements and hands-on experiences at The Wilds with the Muskie Research Fellows program.


Join us on September 16-18

Register now for our 100th Homecoming! Celebrate with Class Gatherings, Awards Banquet, Alumni Band, Alumni Softball Game, Greek Reunion, Alumni Choir, WMCO 60th Anniversary, Collage Concert, Football Game and Tailgate, Men's Soccer Game, and more!

Alumni Connections: India's Prestigious Doon School

A group of dual Muskingum and Doon School alumni recently reached out virtually to help extend our long history of connections. More than 50 Doon alumni have graduated from Muskingum since 1980.


Art Student Leaves Her Mark in the Bait Shop

The custom 3-wall Bait Shop mural created this summer by Kratoville Innovation Fellow Natilie Hill '23 was initially developed as part of a branding project for the BHWC.


Darrell Hazell '86 Keynotes Student-Athlete Welcome

Student-athletes from our 25 intercollegiate teams gathered to kick off the new year. Letter winners from 2021-2022 received their jackets at the high-energy event.


Aces of Trades: 

Athletics: Soccer Coach John Bluem Named to OSU Hall of Fame

New York, New York: Harsha Abeyaratne To Perform at Carnegie Hall

Professor Bill McClelland: WW II Veteran Celebrates 98th Birthday

Aaron Spragg '03: Storied Rivals Begins 15th Season

Elita Jones '19: Honored with H.F. Group Preservation Award from Kent State University

Summer 2022 UPDATE Magazine: Read it Online


BHWC Grand Opening September 17

Magenta Homecoming September 16-18

Musical Performances:

Theatre Performances:

  • Cut! by Ed Monk September 30-October 1
  • The Secret in the Wings by Mary Zimmerman October 27-30

Palmer Gallery Exhibits:



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

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