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The 1913 Project: Women of Influence

A project examining the advancement and development of womanhood at Muhlenberg College.

Casey Moser

on 28 August 2013

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Transcript of The 1913 Project: Women of Influence

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Muhlenberg is first petitioned to admit women
First Homecoming Queen
First Woman Valedictorian
1957 -Muhlenberg admits its first class of women for the '57-'58 academic year. Joining the inaugural class: 6 new female members of the faculty and a new Dean of Women.
First Female Student Body President
First woman graduates from Muhlenberg & the first women's intercollegiate sports team is established
Title IX passes, mandating equal resources be allocated for men and women's athletics.
First Woman inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame
In September, Phi Sigma Sigma becomes the first sorority recognized by Muhlenberg College. Alpha Chi Omega and Delta Zeta arrive in October.
First formal sorority recruitment
Women outnumber men at Muhlenberg for the first time
Phi Mu becomes the fourth national sorority on Muhlenberg's campus
The Women's Studies Department is formed
And today?
The Advancement and Development of Womanhood at Muhlenberg College
The 1913 Project:
Women of Influence

What is womanhood?
Girls at Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania
Life Magazine 1957
a brief history of
women at Muhlenberg
"I think a lot of it has to do with taking pride in being a woman and turning that into a confidence that can carry you through your personal and professional lives."
- Emma Pressman '12
Works Cited
Special Thanks to...
Dana Band '93
Nicole Brown '14
Melissa Falk '92
Michela Gaffney '13
Diane Koch & Trexler Library's Special Collections Staff
Dr. Lanethea Mathews
Alysea McDonald '10
Casey Moser '13
Dr. Angela Mills '93
Dr. Kate Richmond '00
Nashalys Rodriguez '13
Dr. Beth Schacter
Jessica Sepe '13

press to play video
Lives of Excellence
despite the odds, women continue to overcome obstacles and go on to live lives of excellence
An Informal History of Muhlenberg College: Alumni, Faculty and Staff Tell Their Stories 1931-2006

THE MUHLENBERG STORY - History of an American College
by Phillip Secor

Life Magazine, 1957
by the Delta Lambda Chapter
of Phi Sigma Sigma

"All I Need"
Originally by Bethany Dillon
Performed by Muhlenberg College's all-female a cappella group, the Girls Next Door
Soloist: Kristin Goyal
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