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  • Youth Triathlon brings 46 youths to campus

    by Melinda Lantz | May 05, 2017

    Posted May 5 - Rain did not prevent Associate Professors Jeff Beer and Ryan Hedstrom and Assistant Professor Sun Kang from conducting a successful 2nd annual County Youth Triathlon on April 29.  In all, 46 area youth, ranging from kindergarteners to fifth-graders, biked, ran and completed an obstacle course.  Each participant received a snack bag, medal, T-shirt, and bike helmet courtesy of Parkview Wabash, Parkview Sports Medicine, and Chartwells.  Athletic training and sport management students volunteered their time to assist with the event.

  • Linn named Preceptor of the Year

    by Melinda Lantz | May 02, 2017

    Posted May 2 - Dusty Linn, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, has been selected as the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Faculty Preceptor of the Year for the 2016-17 academic year. The award carries with it an 18-month membership to the Indiana Pharmacist Alliance (IPA), and Linn’s name will be displayed on a plaque in the Office of Experiential Education. The award will be presented at the Graduation Banquet on May 19.

  • Beckett named Emerging Scholar

    by Melinda Lantz | May 02, 2017

    Posted May 2 - Robert Beckett, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, has received a 2017 Emerging Teaching Scholar Award from the Council of Faculties of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). Awards will be presented July 17 at the AACP annual meeting, “Pharmacy Education 2017” in Nashville, Tenn.

  • Williams to represent ISEA at national meeting in Boston

    by Melinda Lantz | Apr 20, 2017

    Posted April 20 - Bradley Williams has been chosen the delegate to represent the Indiana State Education Association at the National Education Association Representative Assembly in June in Boston. Williams is a senior history education major.

  • Three students present posters at Academy of Science

    by Melinda Lantz | Apr 07, 2017

    Posted April 7 - Three students presented posters at a recent meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science.  Yordanos Gebru (biology-chemistry), James Papalia (environmental studies), Rachel Samm (biology), and Ben Miller (biology) presented two posters on invasive species.  Dr. Kristen Short, assistant professor of biology, served as their mentor.

  • Rich chairs state mathematical association

    by Melinda Lantz | Apr 06, 2017

    Posted April 6 - Andy Rich, MU’s Isaac and Etta H. Oppenheim Professor of Mathematical Sciences, has been elected chair of the Indiana Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).  He served this year as vice chair and, before that, five years as secretary.  Rich has been active in the Indiana MAA throughout his 25 years at Manchester.  He regularly takes students to the spring meeting to compete in the Indiana College Mathematics Contest.  MU will host the Indiana MAA’s 2017 fall meeting.

  • Ray leads podium, symposium sessions

    by Melinda Lantz | Apr 06, 2017

    Posted April 6 - Sid Ray, professor of pharmaceutical science, chaired a podium session titled “Ozone and Inflammation” and co-chaired a symposium session, “Communicating Toxicology to The Public,” at the annual meeting of the international Society of Toxicology March 11-15, 2017, in Baltimore.

  • Brooks co-authors article in Sociological Quarterly

    by Melinda Lantz | Mar 28, 2017

    Posted March 29 - Erinn Brooks, assistant professor of sociology, has published an article in the March 16, 2017 Sociological Quarterly.  “Examining the Reach of Color Blindness: Ideological Flexibility, Frame Alignment, and Legitimacy among Racially Conservative and Extremist Organizations” was co-authored with Kim Ebert and Tyler Flockhart. Read more.

  • Kalema to receive Financial Executives International Award

    by Melinda Lantz | Mar 21, 2017

    Updated April 3 - Manchester senior Olivia Kalema has been selected to receive the Financial Executives International Award by the Fort Wayne chapter of FEI.

    The award goes annually to an outstanding junior or senior. Kalema will be recognized April 24 at the FEI Student Recognition Night and April 25 at the College of Business Club Banquet. 

    Kalema is an international student from Kampala, Uganda.              

  • Faculty, senior present at communications convention

    by Melinda Lantz | Mar 19, 2017

    Posted March 19 - MU communication studies faculty and one senior presented at the Central States Communication Association annual convention in Minneapolis, Minn., March 15-19.

    Assistant Professor Michelle Calka was part of a preconference program, Creating Beer Culture, and a short course, Finding Time to Write: How to Plan, Facilitate, and Participate in an Academic Writing Retreat. She also chaired two panels.

    Assistant Professor Tim McKenna-Buchanan and co-author Sara Baker received the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Book Chapter of the Year Award, “You Are On Your Own: Magnifying Co-Cultural LGB/TQ Microaggressions in the Workplace.” The chapter appears in Contemporary Studies of Sexuality & Communication: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives (Manning & Noland, Eds.; Kendall Hunt). Tim chaired three panels and presented two projects.

    Jeremy Williams, a senior communication studies and psychology major, presented “The Importance of the Basic Communication Course in the First Year Experience: An Examination of the Relationship between Student Emotions, Classroom Connectedness, and Motivation to Learn.”  His project stemmed from a faculty-student summer research grant with McKenna-Buchanan. Jeremy also shared his project involving EMS workers and emotion.