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  • Kisor provides blog for PGx education website

    by Anthea Ayebaze | Sep 28, 2016
    A piece on pharmacy education and pharmacogenomics written by Manchester’s Dave Kisor appears on the national Personalized Medicine Coalition website. Chair of the MU Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, he is director of the new program offering a Master of Science degree in Pharmacogenomics. 
  • MU will be represented at NEA meetings in D.C.

    by Anthea Ayebaze | Sep 28, 2016

    Kurt Kurtzhals, visiting instructor of education, has been selected by the Indiana State Teachers Association to represent Indiana at the National Education Association (NEA) Representative Assembly (RA) this July in Washington, D.C.  As a member of the Elections Committee, Kurtzhals will help oversee all elections of the RA.

    Bradley Williams, a sophomore history education major, has been elected by the state student organization to represent Indiana at the 2016 NEA Student Program, also in Washington, D.C. In addition, Logan Williams, a first-year elementary education major, has been selected as a non-delegate for the summer program.

    Heather Schilling, associate professor of education, has been selected to serve as the campus advisor during the NEA Student Program. She will continue on in Washington as a non-delegate helping the Political Action Committee.

  • Erickson-Pesetski presents about Shakespeare Behind Bars

    by Anthea Ayebaze | Sep 28, 2016
    Stacy Erickson-Pesetski, associate dean of academic resources and associate professor of English, is sharing her work in prisons with local community groups. Shakespeare Behind Bars is a program dedicated to using theater to help prisoners develop the critical social skills necessary before reintegrating into society. Erickson-Pesetski has presented to the North Manchester Rotary Club and the Manchester University Community Club and, in early May, she will present to the Caring Women Bible Study.
  • Beer coordinates sports medicine symposium

    by Anthea Ayebaze | Sep 28, 2016
    Jeff Beer, associate professor of exercise science and athletic training, department chair and program director of the undergraduate athletic training program, coordinated the second annual North East Sports Medicine Symposium in March.  Beer started the symposium in 2015 in conjunction with Parkview Sports Medicine. The annual symposium at the Mirro Center in Fort Wayne focused on sports medicine topics for athletic trainers, physical therapists, physicians, and strength and conditioning specialists. In all, 70 sports medicine professionals and 20 students attended.  The symposium was started to allow MU students the ability to attend and network at an annual professional development event.   
  • Duchane completes year as SHAPE district president

    by Anthea Ayebaze | Sep 28, 2016
    Kim Duchane, professor of exercise science and athletic training, recently completed his year of service as president of the Society for Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) – Midwest District and was recognized for his professional contributions at the society’s national convention in Minneapolis.  Duchane will now serve a one-year term as immediate past-president in continuing to support the work of SHAPE America.
  • Communication studies faculty presents at convention

    by Anthea Ayebaze | Sep 28, 2016

    MU communication studies faculty will present at the Central States Communication Association annual convention in Grand Rapids, Mich., April 13-16.

    Professor Mary Lahman will serve as chair for the panel “Reframing, Rejecting, and Repurposing Work/Life Boundaries through Communication.”

    Assistant Professor Tim McKenna-Buchanan is the vice chair of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Caucus, and will become chair during the convention. He will present “To Be or Not To Be Out in the Classroom: Exploring Communication Privacy Management Strategies of Lesbian, Gay, and Queer College Teachers” and “Our Bodies as the Foundation: Personal Health Disclosures in the Health Communication Classroom."

    Assistant Professor Michelle Calka will present “Social Media, Spreadable Media, and Sharknado.”

  • Brauch presents at Wright State

    by Anthea Ayebaze | Sep 28, 2016
    Tim Brauch, assistant professor of mathematics at Manchester, presented at the 57th Midwest Graph Theory (MIGHTY LVII) conference at Wright State University.  His presentation is "Results on Achievement Games."
  • Naragon's work in new book

    by Anthea Ayebaze | Sep 28, 2016
    Steve Naragon, professor of philosophy, has published “Herder’s Student Notes from Kant’s Metaphysics Lectures”  in Herder: From Cognition to Cultural Science/Herder: Von der Erkenntnis zur Kulturwissenschaft, edited by Beate Allert (Synchron, 2016), pp. 249-58.
  • Ersin letter calls for support of prescription drug bill

    by Anthea Ayebaze | Sep 28, 2016
    Özlem H. Ersin, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences in MU's Pharmacy Program, had a letter to the editor published in the April 4, 2016, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Ersin wrote in support of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, which is designed to curb abuse of prescription drugs. On March 10, the U.S. Senate passed the bill, which is now under consideration in the House. Read Ersin's letter.
  • Naragon publishes chapter on Kant

    by Anthea Ayebaze | Sep 28, 2016
    Steve Naragon, professor of philosophy, contributed the opening chapter, “Reading Kant in Herder’s Notes,” in the recently published Reading Kant’s Lectures. The volume was edited by Robert R. Clewis and published by Walter de Gruyter. Naragon is chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies.