The Muller Center at Newberry College was established in 2015 thanks to a generous bequest from John D. Muller, Jr. In keeping with the Lutheran liberal arts tradition of the College, its mission is “to promote and practice the active engagement of all members of Newberry College and its community partners in moral discourse, vocational reflection, and civic involvement.” Offering opportunities for community-based inquiry, leadership development, and vocational exploration, the Center encourages and equips students to connect their values to civic responsibility and educational and professional goals. The Center also fosters campus and community conversations about pressing ethical dilemmas facing society in the 21st century.
The Muller Center provides a range of resources and programming in support of Newberry’s curriculum, including but not limited to:
- Supporting community-based work in courses with the Civic Engagement (CE) tag and connecting individual students and student groups to volunteer opportunities;
- Equipping students, faculty, and staff for vocational exploration;
- Sponsoring campus lecture series, workshops, and film screenings as well as Religious Diversity Week each spring;
- Promoting independent student inquiry through Muller Student Research Fellowships;
The Muller Center is located on the 2nd Floor of Keller Hall and is staffed by its Director, Dr. Krista E. Hughes.