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  • Schilling to participate in Progressive Education Network

    by Anthea Ayebaze | Sep 28, 2016
    Associate Professor Heather Schilling, Department of Education chair and director of teacher education, has been selected as one of 24 educators who will participate in the third National Institute of the Progressive Education Network. The program will take her to Santa Monica, Calif., and Columbus, Ohio, to learn from progressive educators and collaborate with the cohort of educators from around the United States.
  • Lu chosen for leadership group

    by Anthea Ayebaze | Sep 28, 2016
    cindy-lu Fourth-year pharmacy student Cindy Lu is one of  only eight pharmacy students in the nation to be  chosen as a Paul Ambrose Scholar. The program  prepares public health and clinical health professions  students to address population health challenges at  the national and community levels. Cindy’s project to  benefit the Fort Wayne community will focus on  nutrition and obesity. She joined 39 other student  leaders from across the nation this summer in a leadership symposium in Washington, D.C. (see full release)
  • Dowdy to promote study in Germany

    by Anthea Ayebaze | Sep 28, 2016
    Senior Jamie Dowdy is the first MU student chosen as a Young Ambassador by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The sociology major from Hebron, Ind., is back on the North Manchester campus after studying last year in Marburg, Germany, with BCA Study Abroad. DAAD Young Ambassadors promote study in Germany at their home universities and colleges and train for three days in New York City.
     
  • Humphries publishes musical work

    by Anthea Ayebaze | Sep 28, 2016
    scott-humphries Assistant Professor Scott Humphries has published his new  composition, “Allegheny Ride,” for concert bands. Scott is director  of Instrumental Studies and Music Education, conducts the  Manchester Symphony Orchestra and MU Symphonic Band,  teaches all music education classes, and is also the saxophone  professor.  He is principal conductor for the Fort Wayne Area  Community Band.
     
  • CNN interviews Pettit about Disney

    by Anthea Ayebaze | Sep 28, 2016
    Disneyland is celebrating its 60th anniversary, and CNN went to the experts to find out how Walt Disney’s parks grew and thrived. One of those experts is Manchester University sociology Professor Robert Pettit, who teaches a January course at Disney World on American culture. More than 400 news outlets picked up the story, which you can readhere.
  • Haston a semifinalist for prestigious academic award

    by Anthea Ayebaze | Sep 28, 2016

    Manchester University senior quarterback Logan Haston, of Avon, Ind., is one of 135 student-athletes across the nation to be named a semifinalist for the National Football Foundation’s William V. Campbell Trophy. The trophy is named for William Campbell, a business executive and former player and coach at Columbia University. The most prestigious academic award in college football, the trophy recognizes student-athletes for academic success, football performance and exemplary community leadership.

    The National Football Foundation will announce 15 finalists on Oct. 29 and each of them will receive an $18,000 scholarship for graduate studies. The finalists will travel to New York for the 58th NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 8 where the winner will have his scholarship increased to $25,000.

     
  • MU soccer teams recognized for academic excellence

    by Anthea Ayebaze | Sep 28, 2016

    Manchester University is one of 208 schools from across all college divisions to have its men’s and women’s 2014-15 teams receive the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s college team academic awards, announced Sept. 23. MU’s men were honored for the ninth time since 2000 and the fifth straight year, while the women received the accolade for the sixth time and fourth consecutive year.

    The NSCAA annually recognizes college and high school soccer programs that have excelled in the classroom, in addition to their work on the field. A total of 859 soccer teams (305 men and 554 women) posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher to be recognized.

  • Stork, Minnich selected for leadership program

    by Anthea Ayebaze | Sep 28, 2016
    Hannah Stork, director of career and professional development at Manchester University, has been selected for this year's Leadership Fort Wayne program. The eight-month program helps develop personal and professional skills to positively impact the community. Carrie Minnich, a 2001 MU accounting graduate, also was chosen. She is senior manager at Dulin, Ward & DeWald Inc.
     
  • Yanez photograph on exhibit

    by Anthea Ayebaze | Sep 28, 2016
    Arturo Yanez, associate professor of Spanish, has a photograph, “Wishing for a Star,” included in The National: Best Contemporary Photography on exhibit at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art through Jan. 3, 2016. The National is a hybrid invitational and juried exhibition.
     
  • Pharmacy students win spirit award at conference

    by Anthea Ayebaze | Sep 28, 2016
    More than 30 Manchester pharmacy students attended the Midyear Regional Meeting of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists recently in Dearborn, Mich., and won the Spirit Award for their efforts. Nikhil Patel, a fourth-year student at MU, served as the Region 4 Midyear Regional Meeting coordinator.