January 2022


Dear Friends,  

January is a time of new beginnings as we start another semester and welcome in the new year. Our students returned full of energy and eager to continue learning and living together. Our faculty and staff started new classes and resumed athletics, the arts, and leadership activities after a much-needed winter break. And this week we experienced a snowstorm that enveloped the campus in pristine beauty. So many reminders of renewal and resilience. We have much to be grateful for at Muskingum.

Virtual technology allowed us to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. amid the snowstorm with a challenge to stand up, speak up, and be the catalyst for change as we embody our commitment to inclusivity and equity. It was a powerful reminder that in the midst of beauty there is still much that needs to be transformed on our campus and in our world.

T.S. Eliot captured this calling so poignantly when he said, "To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life." Purpose, courage, and beauty will shape another semester at Muskingum as we continue to educate the whole student for the whole world.


With warm wishes for health and safety for all,

President Sue Hasseler


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Reflections from December Graduates

December graduates Corey Lancaster ’21, Will Ford ’21, Alex Staton ’21, and Taylor Clemons ’21 look back on Muskingum and forward to new opportunities.

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A Day of Reflection and Action

Muskingum celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a virtual leadership and learning opportunity hosted by Dr. Bonnie Taylor '05, Dean of Students at Spelman College.


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Dr. Matt Davis: Advancing Mathematics Understanding

Associate Professor Dr. Matt Davis uses a mastery learning approach to teaching his first-year students, helping them build vital understanding and confidence.


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Christmas Festival Celebrates the Season

The Music Department's 2021 Christmas Festival, “From Darkness, To Light, To Life," is available to view on livestream.


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Winter Sports in Full Swing 

Catch the Fighting Muskies in action as our student-athletes compete in men's and women's basketball, men's and women's bowling, men's and women's track and field, and wrestling.


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Your Gift – His Story: David McDonald ’23

“I am very grateful for the privilege of being here at Muskingum,” David McDonald ’23 reflects. “Because of alumni support, I have a second chance at a college education.”


December 2021 Graduates Recognized

Inaugural Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Cohort Graduates

University Receives Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits

Muskies Share the Spirit of Giving

Muskies Claim Back-to-Back ECAC Fortnite Championships

Student-Athletes Honored with National and Regional Athletic Accolades

Student-Athletes Receive Academic All-OAC & OCSA All-Ohio Awards

Robert Watson-Powell ’14 Named Muskingum Head Wrestling Coach

Chase Myers ’17 Performs in Tournament of Roses Parade with “The Band Director’s Marching Band”

Aces of Trades: WLOH’s Rachel Jones ’18

ICYMI – View the Fall 2021 Issue of Muskingum UPDATE Online


Your Gift. Their Story.

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

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