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 Manchester University hosts Student Research Symposium

2017 Student Research SymposiumNORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – This Friday afternoon, April 28, Manchester University will host its 19th annual Student Research Symposium.

This symposium is a premier opportunity for members of the public and MU community to see original research by top students at the University and discuss that work.

The symposium is free and open to the public. 

Oral sessions begin at 3:30 in the Academic Center. The poster session starts at 4:45 in the upper level of the Jo Young Switzer Center on East Street.

The two keynote presentations – by seniors Matt Hicks and Abby Lynn ¬– will begin at 5:20, also in the upper level of the Switzer Center.

Precise schedules, with locations and titles, can be picked up at the entrance to the Academic Center beginning at 3 p.m. Friday. That building is across the street from the Switzer Center.

All four colleges will be represented with presentations in art; athletic training; biology, biology-chemistry; business management; chemistry; communication studies; economics; educational studies; English; exercise science and fitness; finance; history; industrial and organizational psychology; management; marketing; music; peace studies; physics; political science; psychology; religious studies; sales; sociology; and Spanish.

Lynn, a North Manchester resident who is majoring in art, history and Spanish, will speak on the topic, “A Call to War: How the Republicans Encouraged Civilian Involvement in the Spanish Civil War of 1936.” Her mentor for this project is Dr. Mark Angelos, professor of history.

Hicks, a physics major from Greenwood, Ind., will speak about “The Investigation of Recently Discovered Star Forming Object.” His mentor for this project is Dr. Christer Watson, chair of the symposium, professor of physics and Physics Department chair.

The Manchester University Student Research Symposium, sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, is a showcase for scholarly research across disciplines. The symposium was started by then Dean Jo Young Switzer in 1998 to give students and faculty an opportunity to collaborate on research. She was later president of the University.


About Manchester University
Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Athletic Training, a Master of Pharmacogenomics and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy. It has students from 20 nations and is home to the world's first undergraduate peace studies program, established in 1948. Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at

April 2017