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  • 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. 


  • Amin will present at conference in Dubai

    by Melinda Lantz | Jan 28, 2018

    Posted Jan. 25 - Mohamed Amin, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacogenomics, will present at the 6th Diabetes and Ramadan (DAR) International Alliance Conference in Dubai on Feb. 3. The title of his presentation is “A Tool for Communicating with Muslim Patients Considering Fasting during Ramadan.” Amin collaborated on the work with Ahmed Abdelmageed, assistant dean of experiential education and community engagement.


  • Pharmacy student wins half marathon

    by Melinda Lantz | Jan 17, 2018

    Posted Jan. 17 - Manchester University pharmacy student Riley Worl won the Charleston Half Marathon on Jan. 13. He covered the 13.1-mile course in 1:13:46.82, finishing 1 minute, 32 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. The field featured more than 2,400 runners. Read more.


  • P3 student writes about externships among Native Americans

    by Melinda Lantz | Jan 10, 2018

    Posted Jan. 10 - An article written by third-year pharmacy student Sara Shahdoost Moghadam is featured in the latest edition of the University Points of Contact newsletterpublished by the United States Public Health Service. In “Discovering Pharmaceutical Care in Native Communities,” Sara writes about her experience working with the Bemidji and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, both in Minnesota. Her externships, she says, improved her clinical knowledge and cultural sensitivity.

  • Communication Studies faculty, students to present at conference

    by Melinda Lantz | Jan 04, 2018

    Posted April 4 - Junior Carly Kwiecien and Tim McKenna-Buchanan, assistant professor of communication studies, will present their paper, “’It’s necessary for others, but not for me’: Exploring Conceptions of Professionalism that Emerge in the Organizational Socialization of Pharmacy Students” at the Central States Communication Association (CSCA) conference in Milwaukee in April. Their research and paper are a result of a 2017 Faculty-Student Summer Research Grant and will be presented alongside scholars in the Organizational and Professional Communication Division of CSCA.

    Also, senior Shianna Knoll will present on a panel titled “The Future of PR: Outstanding PR Undergraduates Who Will Make a Difference.” On the panel, Shianna will share her experiences as a public relations student at MU and discuss how she is being taught to make a difference in her community and the PR field.

    Michelle Calka, associate professor of communication studies, will chair and respond to panels on “Mental Illness and Media” and “Engaging with Other, Virtual and Human, Over Media.”

    McKenna-Buchanan has served as awards coordinator for the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Caucus and will present the awards at the conference. He also will serve on the Spotlight on Diversity panel to discuss the “Challenges and Solutions of the Introductory Communication Courses at Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities.”