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  • Environmental studies representatives present at Walmart HQ

    by Melinda Lantz | Feb 22, 2018

    Posted Feb. 22 - On January 29, Environmental Studies students Tristan Barley and Josh Melton and Assistant Professor Suzanne Beyeler, director of the Environmental Studies Program, presented results from their summer research project at the Walmart Inc. corporate headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. This project was part of an ongoing research partnership between MU’s Environmental Studies Program and Kleenco Maintenance & Construction to evaluate the ecological integrity of mitigated wetlands on Walmart properties throughout the Midwest. 

  • Williams helps write and edit new volume

    by Melinda Lantz | Feb 22, 2018

    Posted Feb. 22 - Leonard Williams contributed an essay, "Reform," co-authored the introduction and helped edit a new volume titled Anarchism: A Conceptual Approach, to be published soon. Leonard is professor of political science and dean of the College of Education and Social Sciences. Read more.

  • Smith wins Champion of Diversity and Inclusion Award

    by Melinda Lantz | Feb 20, 2018

    Posted Feb. 20 - Dr. W. Thomas Smith, dean of Pharmacy Programs, is being honored by the American Bar Association Health Law Section for his “extraordinary efforts to foster an environment of acceptance and equality.” Learn more

  • Watts named to Forty Under 40

    by Melinda Lantz | Feb 16, 2018

    Posted Feb. 16 - Jillian Watts, director of Manchester’s CARE Initiative and CEO of Beyond the Margins Consulting, LLC, has been named to the 2018 class of Forty Under 40 by Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly. The program honors 40 people 39 years old and younger who go above and beyond at work and in the community to make a difference.

    Winners will be honored at an awards dinner on March 29 at the Allen County Memorial Coliseum Conference Center.


  • Dougal will present at two meetings

    by Melinda Lantz | Feb 16, 2018

    Posted Feb. 16 - Zach Dougal, associated professor of exercise and athletic training, will present March 17 at the Great Lakes Athletic Trainer’s Association Annual Meeting in Wheeling, Ill. In the mini-course on Enhancing Emergent Care in Athletic Training: Intravenous (IV) Therapy, Zach will teach athletic trainers how to perform intravenous therapy for patients.

    Also, Zach’s will present research June 27 at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Symposia in New Orleans. “Preceptor’s Perceptions of Student Integration in an Immersive Clinical Education Model” will be part of a rapid fire presentation format for athletic trainers from across the country.


  • Psychology faculty members publish chapter

    by Melinda Lantz | Feb 15, 2018

    Posted Feb. 15 - Two psychology faculty members have published a chapter in Ethical Business Cultures in Emerging Markets. Jack Wiley and Kelsey-Jo Kessie published “Building More Ethical Organizations: The Global Employee Perspective.” Wiley is a professor who earned his Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Tennessee. He is the author of two books, Strategic Employee Surveys: Evidence-based Guidelines for Driving Organizational Success and RESPECT: Delivering Results by Giving Employees What They Really Want. Kessie, an instructor, earned her Ph.D. in industrial-organizational psychology from Bowling Green State University. Her research focuses primarily on occupational health psychology and recovery from work.


  • Naragon contributes to anthology on Kant

    by Melinda Lantz | Feb 15, 2018

    Posted Feb. 15 - Steve Naragon, professor of philosophy, has contributed to an anthology on Immanuel Kant, published in December. Naragon wrote the chronology of Kant's life and writings as well as the biographical chapter on Kant: Steve Naragon, “Chronology of Kant’s Life” and “Kant’s Life.”  The Palgrave Kant Handbook, edited by Matthew C. Altman (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), pp. xxxi-xliv, 21-47.


  • Pineros-Jacobs represents MU in patient counseling competition

    by Melinda Lantz | Feb 14, 2018

    Posted Feb. 14 - Fourth-year pharmacy student Lisa Pineros-Jacobs is Manchester’s winner in the final round of the National Patient Counseling Competition (NPCC). As a result, Lisa will represent MU in the national competition at the annual meeting of the American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP).

    Students were given a patient profile with a specific medication on which to counsel a standardized patient.  They had five minutes to prepare with drug information resources and five minutes to counsel a patient.  First runner-up is Sara Shahdoost Moghadam, a third-year student. 

  • Charlottesville essay by Williams selected for e-book

    by Melinda Lantz | Feb 07, 2018

    Posted Feb. 7 - An essay by Leonard Williams, dean of the College of Education and Social Sciences and professor of political science, has been published as a contribution to an e-book by Public Seminar Books. “On Trump’s Response to Charlottesville: Political Encounters and Ideological Evasions” has been reprinted in #Charlottesville: Before and Beyond, edited by Christopher Howard-Woods, Colin Laidley, and Maryam Omidi. The book is available for download at


  • Caudill named to board of FW Zoological Society

    by Melinda Lantz | Feb 01, 2018

    Posted Feb. 1 - Whitney Caudill, vice president for human resources and strategic initiatives, was appointed to the board of directors of the Fort Wayne Zoological Society, which operates the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. “Serving the community where I live is an important commitment of mine – it is part of how I am growing roots in northeast Indiana,” says Whitney. “To be able to do that with an organization, like the zoo, that’s focused on engaging children and strengthening families is a gift and privilege.”

    Whitney also serves on the board of the YWCA of Northeast Indiana, is vice chair of the board of The Embassy Theatre, and serves on the Canterbury School Community Advisory Board.