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  • Bollinger picked for NextGen Scientist Program

    by Anne Gregory | Jun 08, 2022
    Laura Bollinger director of the Master of Science in Nutrition and Nutrigenomics (MSNGx) programon, has been selected for the National Dairy Council’s NextGen Scientist Program. The National Dairy Council has selected 5-8 early career researchers to work together with mentors to develop research questions, write grant proposals, effectively communicate findings and establish relationships across institutions over the next two to three years. The NextGen Scientists will get together approximately monthly virtually and in person to learn, network, collaborate and present at conferences. 
  • Brumbaugh-Smith appointed to endowed chair in mathematical sciences

    by Anne Gregory | May 26, 2022
    James Brumbaugh-Smith has been appointed as the Isaac and Etta H. Oppenheim Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences. Learn more.
  • Academic All-HCAC honors

    by Anne Gregory | May 25, 2022
    This spring 32 Manchester student athletes earned Academic All-HCAC honors. Learn more. 
  • Two Spartans qualify for nationals

    by Anne Gregory | May 21, 2022

    The NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Track and Field Committee announced participants in the 2022 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships. For Manchester, junior Enrique Salazar and first-year Carley Camp will represent the Black and Gold at this year's national championships. Salazar will compete in the 10,000m while Camp will throw in the shot put.

  • 2022 Summer Research Grant Recipients

    by Anne Gregory | May 20, 2022

    Faculty Artistic and Creative Endeavor:

    • Greg Clark, professor of physics – Development of Prototype Low-Cost Water Column Measurement Devices
    • Pam Haynes, assistant professor of music – Music Curriculum Development, Design and Implementation (Piano)
    • Debra Lynn, professor of music and department chair – Apprenticeship in Opera Composition and Production with Stewart Copeland
    • Jeff Osborne, professor of chemistry and director of Biology-Chemistry Program – Facilitation of Timetabling Software Implementation for Course Scheduling at MU

    Faculty-Student Summer Research Grant:

    • Tim McKenna-Buchanan, associate professor of communication studies, and student researcher Danielle Carlson – Exploring Communication Privacy Management Strategies of LGBTQ K-12 Teachers
    • Jeff Osborne, professor of chemistry and director of Biology-Chemistry Program, and student researcher Madison Downes – Characterization of 1,3-Diphenylpropane, Ritalinic Acid, and Alendronate Sodium Novel Biodegradation Pathways
    • Gabriela Tafoya, assistant professor of political science, and student researcher Jennette Olvera –- Comparative Welfare Entitlements Project (CWEP) 2022
    •  Kyle Watson, assistant professor of chemistry and student researcher Natalie Kotlin – Using Hetero Diels-Alder Cycloadditions to make Biologically Useful Molecules
  • MSNGx on track for Fall 2023

    by Anne Gregory | May 13, 2022
    Manchester was notified Friday, May 13 by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) that its cutting-edge  Master of Science in Nutrition and Nutrigenomics program has received candidacy accreditation. Laura Bollinger is MSNGx director. Learn more. Watch the video.
  • Twomey named dean of Gilbert College of Business

    by Anne Gregory | May 13, 2022
    Heather Twomey has been named dean of the Gilbert College of Business at Manchester University. Dean Tim Ogden, who was once her teacher, is returning to full-time faculty work.
    The change will take effect this fall at the start of the 2022-23 academic year. Learn more.
  • Presentations by Tim Reed

    by Anne Gregory | May 10, 2022

    On Friday, April 22 Tim Reed presented his video piece, “…the land that happened inside us…” at the Electronic Music Midwest conference at Lewis University.

    On June 1, he will be presenting hiscomposition, “…the irresistible will of heaven…” at the New Music on the Bayou festival at Louisiana Tech University.

    Reed is an associate professor of music and theory & composition coordinator.

  • Manny Awards

    by Anne Gregory | May 10, 2022
    Manchester University Athletics and the MU Student Athlete Advisory Committee held its awards reception – the Manny Awards – on Monday May 9.
    Junior distance runner Enrique Salazar and fifth-year distance runner Elizabeth Lohman were named the Manchester University Athletics Male & Female Athletes of the Year. Learn more. 
  • Manchester ranks high for scholarly impact

    by Anne Gregory | May 03, 2022
    Academic Influence, an online guide for prospective college students, ranked Manchester No. 4 in Indiana for the scholarly impact of our faculty and alumni. We are ranked behind Indiana’s behemoths, Notre Dame, IU and Purdue.

    "Imagine that! The rankings take a number of variables into account, and at the end of the day the contributions of our faculty and graduates stack up with the best of the best," said President Dave McFadden.

    "I will continue to talk about the individual stories that add up to this recognition. That is where the richness and quality of our contributions are best seen. Day in and day out, we are doing extraordinary things for our students and the world around us," he said.

    We are compiling stories about our scholarly impact. If you have one, please share it with Anne Gregory at and put "Scholarly Impact" in the subject line.