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  • P3 student helps create video for millennial suicide chat line

    by Anthea Ayebaze | Sep 28, 2016
    Tyson Merry, a third-year pharmacy student at MU, recently helped RemedyLive.com, a millennial suicide chat line, create a video with financial support from the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation in Fort Wayne. Tyson presented on her project, which related to the course Medical Management of Vulnerable and Underserved.
  • Psychology majors score at 89th percentile

    by Anthea Ayebaze | Sep 28, 2016

    The MU Psychology Department recently received results from the Major Field Test in Psychology. Sixty-three hundred seniors at 221 colleges and universities took the Major Field Test this year.  MU psychology majors scored at the 89th percentile when compared with our peers nationwide.

     

     

  • MU student organizes education event

    by Anthea Ayebaze | Sep 28, 2016

    Thirty-nine in-service teachers from Manchester, Ball State, Indiana Wesleyan and Trine attended a professional development opportunity on Saturday, Nov. 21. The event was hosted by junior elementary education major Hannah Deubner, Indiana State Education Association Region 2 representative. The first-time event including a lunch networking session and speed teaching. Eight classroom teachers took part in four speed teaching sessions. "Hannah demonstrated her ability to be a state leader in her professionalism and enthusiasm for organizing this event," said Heather Schilling, Manchester SEA advisor.

     

     

  • Kristen Short receives research grant

    by Anthea Ayebaze | Sep 28, 2016

    Kristen Short, assistant professor of biology, has received a grant of $3,000 from the Indiana Academy of Science. The grant will fund research investigating interactions among invasive species and will involve work with several biology students over the next year or two.   

     

     

  • Matt Brown named HCAC player of the week

    by Anthea Ayebaze | Sep 28, 2016

    Matt Brown, a senior forward from Hobart, Ind., was named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

    In games against Calvin College and Kalamazoo College, Brown averaged 18 points, 7 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game, while shooting 70.6 percent from the field (12-for-17) and 60 percent (6-for-10) from behind the arc. 

  • Jeff Beer to chair IATA Education Committee

    by Anthea Ayebaze | Sep 28, 2016
    Associate Professor Jeff Beer has been appointed chair of the Education Committee of the Indiana Athletic Trainers Association (IATA), headquartered in Indianapolis. The Education Committee coordinates the planning of summer and fall symposiums each year, and awards scholarships and research grants. The IATA advances the profession of athletic training through advocacy, education, networking and resources. Jeff is chair of MU’s Exercise Science and Athletic Training Department and serves as undergraduate program director.
  • Jenifer Lee study to be showcased

    by Anthea Ayebaze | Sep 28, 2016
    Jenifer Lee, a junior from Rockville, Ind., has had her case study accepted by the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association, a district organization for athletic training. Lee’s study, a poster presentation titled “Effects of Tarsal Coalition on a Female Basketball Player: A Case Study,” will be showcased at the annual GLATA meeting in March in Chicago. “This is the first poster submitted and accepted by GLATA for MU since I have been at the University,” said Associate Professor Jeff Beer, chair of the Exercise Science and Athletic Training Department. “This is a great honor to have her represent our program and school at this event.”
  • Faculty members publish chapter in book

    by Anthea Ayebaze | Sep 28, 2016

    A research paper on inequality in economics and political science has landed three Manchester University faculty members in a book.

    Leonard Williams, dean of the College of Education and Social Sciences, and co-authors John Deal, associate professor, and Matt Hendryx, visiting instructor, presented “Rediscovery Inequality: From Bush to Piketty” in November 2014 to a conference on “Capitalism & Socialism: Utopianism, Globalization, and Revolution.” It was subsequently reviewed and accepted as a chapter in A New Social Question: Capitalism, Socialism and Utopia, which has just been published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

    The book is edited by Casey Harison, a history professor at the University of Southern Indiana.

  • MU musicians tabbed for Indiana Collegiate Band

    by Anthea Ayebaze | Sep 28, 2016

    Three Manchester University musicians have been selected to play in the 2016 Indiana Collegiate Band. Percussionist MacKenzi Lowry ’16, euphonium player Kevin Friermood ’16 and horn player Laura Dickey ’18 will perform Jan. 14-16 at the Indiana Music Educators Association Conference in Fort Wayne. They’ll be performing pieces from various composers under the direction of University of Michigan Director of Bands and Professor Emeritus H. Robert Reynolds. Other Indiana schools represented in the Indiana Collegiate Band include Indiana, Notre Dame and Ball State.

     

     

  • Costello-Harris publishes research

    by Anthea Ayebaze | Sep 28, 2016

    Aron Costello-Harris, assistant professor of biology, had an article published in a recent issue of Ethology  Ecology and Evolution. “Investigation of female house mice (Mus musculus domesticus) by males in relation to the presence and absence of anogenital odors from dominant or subordinate males” was published in the October 2015 issue of the journal.