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  • Cheek to be awarded Ph.D. in sociology

    by Anne Gregory | Aug 30, 2022
    Professor Jennifer Cheek, instructor of criminology and sociology, has successfully defended her dissertation, “Antitrafficking Efforts in the United States: an examination of the antitrafficking social movement,” and will be awarded her Ph.D. in sociology from Mississippi State University.  Now in her second year at Manchester, Cheek teaches Manchester's criminology courses and advises a new student organization for the criminology program.
  • Smith joins AACP Board of Directors

    by Anne Gregory | Aug 16, 2022
    W. Thomas "Tommy" Smith, professor and dean of health sciences and pharmacy, was sworn in as an officer of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Board of Directors at the 2022 Annual Meeting held in Grapevine, Texas.
    He is the chair-elect, elected by the council to a three-year successive term with one year as chair-elect, one year as chair, and one year as immediate past chair.
  • Sarah Gordon is mentor of the year

    by Anne Gregory | Aug 02, 2022

    Sarah Gordon, associate professor of pharmacy practice (internal medicine) and interprofessional education coordinator, was named the Indiana Pharmacy Teaching Certificate mentor of the year. Post-graduate participants work closely with a teaching mentor throughout the year-long program. Sarah was nominated by Parkview Regional Medical Center Postgraduate Year 1 resident and alumnus Zach Brown ’21 and selected by a group of peer faculty.

  • Gurung named to Gladdys Muir endowed  professorship in peace studies

    by Anne Gregory | Jul 25, 2022
    His research focuses on immigration, refugee studies and community-driven conflict resolution. Learn more.
  • Tim Reed’s work accepted for international festival

    by Anne Gregory | Jul 25, 2022
    A work by Tim Reed, professor of music, has been selected for Int-Act 2022 in Thailand.
    Int-Act 2022 will showcase new works with a diversity of art forms. Reed’s “...the land that happened inside us...”  will be featured as a video installation in the experimental studio of the December event at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. Learn more.
  • All-Academic Team honors

    by Anne Gregory | Jul 15, 2022
    The Manchester University women's track & field program has been honored by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as an All-Academic Team recipient. Learn more. 
  • Olan Griffiths to lead ITS

    by Anne Gregory | Jul 13, 2022

    Olan Griffiths has been promoted to director of Information Technology Services (ITS) after working as interim director for two months. Griffiths has served in ITS for more than 10 years, most recently leading the help desk in North Manchester and Fort Wayne. 

  • Madalyn Metzger elected

    by Anne Gregory | Jul 12, 2022
    Manchester University Trustee Madalyn Metzger, Class of 1999, has been elected to serve as moderator-elect  at the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference in 2023 and will be moderator of the 2024 Annual Conference. Learn more.
  • Publication by Tim McKenna-Buchanan

    by Anne Gregory | Jun 23, 2022

    “Let’s talk about it: Identifying microaggressions and applying supportive communication climates through interpersonal role-plays” by Associate Professor Tim McKenna-Buchanan’s is in the journal Communication Teacher

    It is designed to help students identify microaggressions and apply supportive communication climates of description, problem orientation, and empathy through communicative behaviors.

  • Publication with Dave Kisor

    by Anne Gregory | Jun 17, 2022
    Gammal RS, Lee YM, Petry NJ, Iwuchukwu O, Hoffman JM, Kisor DF, Empey PE. Pharmacists Leading the Way to Precision Medicine: Updates to the Core Pharmacist Competencies In Genomics. April 2022 American Jour-nal of Pharmaceutical Education. DOI: