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  • Reed’s work selected for World Saxophone Congress

    by Melinda Lantz | May 22, 2018

    Posted May 22 - Tim Reed, associate professor of music, has had a musical composition selected for the 18th World Saxophone Congress to be held in Zagreb, Croatia, July 10-14, 2018.  Reed’s composition, a chamber work called Red Forest Suite, was composed for Farrell Vernon, associate professor of saxophone and jazz studies at IPFW. Vernon will perform the work from 1:15 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 11 in the Academy of Music’s Huml Hall in Zagreb.  Read more about the conference here.

  • Lasser presents in Berkeley

    by Melinda Lantz | May 21, 2018

    Posted May 22 - Justin Lasser, associate professor of religion, presented “Religious Studies as Therapeutic Destruction and Reconstruction” at a Lacan School of Psychoanalysis Palimpsest Presentation in Berkeley, Calif., in May.

  • Arsenau named Volunteer of the Month

    by Melinda Lantz | May 04, 2018

    Posted May 4 - Casey Arsenau, an exercise science major, has been named Volunteer of the Month by the Center for Service Opportunities. Volunteers are chosen for the amount and quality of their service. Each winner receives a $10 gift card.

  • Humphries selected as featured composer

    by Melinda Lantz | May 03, 2018

    Posted May 3 - Scott Humphries, assistant professor of music, is a “featured composer” for MSB Publishing, publisher of more than 400 musical arrangements for concert band, string orchestra, chorus and soloist. Humphries earned his bachelor’s degree in music education from James Madison University and a Master of Arts from Virginia Tech University. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts at Boston University. Read more.

  • Four students chosen for poverty-related summer internships

    by Melinda Lantz | Apr 26, 2018

    Posted April 26 - Four Manchester students have been chosen as MU’s first Shepherd summer interns through MU’s membership in the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty. The students and their placements are: Daisy Byers, New American Pathways, Atlanta, Ga.; Virginia Rendler, Career Collaborative, Boston, Mass.; MacKenzie Weadick, YWCA volunteer and training, Austin, Texas; and Caraline Feairheller, Ketuckians for the Commonwealth, Louisville, Ky.

    The internships begin June 7 at Marymount University in Arlington, Va., where more than 150 Shepherd interns will meet for an opening conference. The eight-week placements will end Aug. 3 at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio for a closing symposium.

  • Kang publishes article and chapter, will present in Nova Scotia

    by Melinda Lantz | Apr 19, 2018

    Posted April 19 - Sun Kang, assistant professor of sport management, has co-authored an article in the International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, and co-authored a chapter in Governance and Policy in Sport Organizations. He also will present at a conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in June. 

  • Patch co-curates web-based resource for enrollment management professionals

    by Melinda Lantz | Apr 16, 2018

    Posted April 16 - Will Patch, MU’s digital strategist, is co-curating an open resource for terminology and professional development resources for enrollment management. The #EMchat Reference Book — which includes industry terminology, as well as links to relevant news sources, podcasts, listservs, and newsletters — is a project developed by EMchat, an online community of higher education enrollment management professionals. The project has garnered coverage from the National Association for College Admissions Counseling, the largest professional organization for admissions. Read more.


  • Three seniors and Martynowicz present at conference

    by Melinda Lantz | Apr 16, 2018

    Posted April 16 - Three MU seniors, Mo Rammel, Ashleigh Ridenour and Amber Willwerth, along with Mike Martynowicz, assistant professor of education, presented “The Impact of a Motivational Manipulation on Students’ Learning Strategies and Satisfaction” at the 90th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago on April 13.

  • Williams book published

    by Melinda Lantz | Apr 10, 2018

    Posted April 10 - Routledge has published Anarchism: A Conceptual Approach, a book co-edited by Leonard Williams, dean of the College of Education and Social Sciences and a political science professor. Williams also contributed a chapter titled “Reform.”  He recently was invited to serve on the editorial board of the journal PS: Political Science and Politics.


  • P3 John Palaika receives McSoley Scholarship

    by Melinda Lantz | Apr 06, 2018

    Posted April 6 - P3 student John Palaika was selected by the Board of Directors of the Pharmacy Education Foundation (PEF) as Manchester’s recipient of the 2018 Joseph E. McSoley Scholarship. The mission of the PEF is to support the Indiana Pharmacists Alliance by soliciting philanthropic contributions to support scholarships, grants and other foundation programs. McSoley Scholarship recipients are pharmacy students who demonstrate qualities of a strong leader.