Muhlenberg College is an independent, undergraduate, coeducational, residential institution located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. It is a part of the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC). Founded in 1848, the college was named to honor Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, the patriarch of the Lutheran Church in America. Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church, the college provides liberal arts education in a Christian humanistic tradition. Programs are offered in humanities, natural and social sciences, and in professional areas such as business, education, pre-medical, pre-theological, and pre-law studies. The Wescoe School of Muhlenberg College features quality education for adults. Outdoor classes for biology and science students are provided at the Lee and Virginia Graver Arboretum, which is located in Bushkill Township. Along with academics, the 81-acre campus includes library and facilities for athletics, arts, and other cultural activities. Trexler Library collects resources and other materials that support the curriculum. Built in 1982, the Life Sports Center is the hub of athletics. The Dorothy and Dexter Baker Center for the Arts, in the south end of Allentown on the campus, serves as an intimate performance and exhibition space for music, dance, theater, and art programs. The college also maintains the Conrad W. Raker Biological Field Station and Wildlife Sanctuary, which is a 40-acre wooded track well-suited to a field study area for biology students. The sanctuary is 15 miles north of the campus.