honors three "best of
the best" presenters
NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. (March 15, 2004) -
International law, life after death and campus safety are topics that
won three Manchester College students $150 each in the sixth annual
Dean's Student Scholarship Symposium.
The best of the best presenters were Joshua A.
Klatte of Greenwood, Ind., Katherine V. Leese of Kokomo, Ind., and Diana
A. Nantongo of Plano, Texas. "These top presenters represent the most
innovative and intellectually mature students on campus," said Jo Young
Switzer, vice president and dean for academic affairs.
The students made their presentations on Friday,
March 12, and were honored at a reception immediately afterward.
Senior history major Joshua Klatte presented "The
Rudolph Hoess Testimony at Nuremberg: A Study of the Changes in
International Law and Historical Details that Arise as a Result of the
Nuremberg Military Tribunal." His paper focuses on Hoess's statements in
trial and their impact on the restructuring of international law. His
mentor for the presentation was Dr. Mark J. Angelos, associate professor
of history and political science.
Sophomore Katherine V. Leese, a French and English
education major, presented "Live! or Die!" which explores the literary
analysis and dramatization of No Exit, a play by Jean-Paul
Sartre. Her mentor was Dr. Janina P. Traxler, professor of modern
Senior Diana A. Nantongo, a biology and psychology
major, presented "Perceptions of Safety on a Small, Midwest College
Campus in Comparison to a South African University." Her research
focuses on results from the Perception of Safety Scale, which measures
the perceived safety among international students, South African
students and American students. Her mentor was Dr. Russell G.
Coulter-Kern, assistant professor of psychology.