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  • Library network honors Lichtsinn, Johnson

    by Melinda Lantz | Jul 26, 2018

    Posted July 26 - The Private Academic Library Network of Indiana Inc. (PALNI) has honored MU Library Director Jill Lichtsinn with the Outstanding Achievement Award for Leadership in Deep Collaboration. PALNI also awarded Emerging Technologies Librarian Rebecca Johnson with the Outstanding Service Award. Learn more.


  • Oke judges regional art exhibit

    by Melinda Lantz | Jul 26, 2018

    Posted July 26 - Ejenobo Oke, chair of the Art Department at Manchester, judged the LaFontaine Arts Council’s Regional Art Exhibit that opens at Huntington University’s Merillat Centre for the Arts on Friday, Aug. 3. Learn more.

  • MU sends team to AACP Fall Institute

    by Melinda Lantz | Jul 23, 2018

    Posted July 23 – Manchester will send a team to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Fall Institute – “Student Affairs: Strategies to Promote a Culture of Well-Being Among Students and Faculty.” Representing MU will be Kierstan Etheridge, wellness and inclusion coordinator; Jessica Montalvo, director of student services; Danette Till, director of counseling services; Tom Smith, associate professor of pharmacy practice and pharmacogenomics; and Ahmed Abdelmageed, assistant dean of student, alumni and community engagement.

    Expert speakers at the conference will address student mental health and programs that contribute to dealing with stress in order to facilitate learning.

  • Mayer presents at two conferences in July

    by Melinda Lantz | Jul 23, 2018

    Posted July 23 - Seth Mayer, assistant professor of philosophy, presented research at two conferences in July. At the Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World conference at Portland State University in Oregon, he gave a paper on philosophical issues related to criminal justice reform.  At the International Social Philosophy Conference at Oakland University in Michigan, he delivered comments on a recent philosophy book about transitional justice.

  • Lahman participating in conference in Dublin

    by Melinda Lantz | Jun 18, 2018

    Posted June 18 - Mary Lahman, professor of communication studies, is attending the International Listening Association convention in Dublin, Ireland, this week. She and listening scholar Laura Janusik will present their research on the use of metacognitive pedagogical sequence for improved student learning. Assistant Professor Tim McKenna-Buchanan led data collection efforts at MU, connecting with colleagues Michelle Calka, Judd Case, Ryan Hedstrom and Kristen Short.

    Lahman also will participate on a panel discussing Best Practices for Teaching Listening, highlighting a listening course in the sales curriculum. In addition, she will discuss how communication studies faculty members are revising their textbook, Communication Across Context: A Listening-Centered Approach.

    Lahman chairs the ILA Education Committee and is planning next year’s ILA pre-conference workshop for teachers.

  • Majumder writes about tribal politics

    by Melinda Lantz | Jun 11, 2018

    Posted June 11 - The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette on June 8 published an opinion column by Sreenath Majumder, associate professor and chair of the Department of Economics at Manchester University. In “The Tribe Over the Truth,” Majumder, a native of Calcutta, India, warns of the dangers of tribalism in American politics.


  • Reed’s work selected for World Saxophone Congress

    by Melinda Lantz | May 22, 2018

    Posted May 22 - Tim Reed, associate professor of music, has had a musical composition selected for the 18th World Saxophone Congress to be held in Zagreb, Croatia, July 10-14, 2018.  Reed’s composition, a chamber work called Red Forest Suite, was composed for Farrell Vernon, associate professor of saxophone and jazz studies at IPFW. Vernon will perform the work from 1:15 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 11 in the Academy of Music’s Huml Hall in Zagreb.  Read more about the conference here.

  • Lasser presents in Berkeley

    by Melinda Lantz | May 21, 2018

    Posted May 22 - Justin Lasser, associate professor of religion, presented “Religious Studies as Therapeutic Destruction and Reconstruction” at a Lacan School of Psychoanalysis Palimpsest Presentation in Berkeley, Calif., in May.

  • Arsenau named Volunteer of the Month

    by Melinda Lantz | May 04, 2018

    Posted May 4 - Casey Arsenau, an exercise science major, has been named Volunteer of the Month by the Center for Service Opportunities. Volunteers are chosen for the amount and quality of their service. Each winner receives a $10 gift card.

  • Humphries selected as featured composer

    by Melinda Lantz | May 03, 2018

    Posted May 3 - Scott Humphries, assistant professor of music, is a “featured composer” for MSB Publishing, publisher of more than 400 musical arrangements for concert band, string orchestra, chorus and soloist. Humphries earned his bachelor’s degree in music education from James Madison University and a Master of Arts from Virginia Tech University. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts at Boston University. Read more.