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  • Four students chosen for poverty-related summer internships

    by Melinda Lantz | Apr 26, 2018

    Posted April 26 - Four Manchester students have been chosen as MU’s first Shepherd summer interns through MU’s membership in the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty. The students and their placements are: Daisy Byers, New American Pathways, Atlanta, Ga.; Virginia Rendler, Career Collaborative, Boston, Mass.; MacKenzie Weadick, YWCA volunteer and training, Austin, Texas; and Caraline Feairheller, Ketuckians for the Commonwealth, Louisville, Ky.

    The internships begin June 7 at Marymount University in Arlington, Va., where more than 150 Shepherd interns will meet for an opening conference. The eight-week placements will end Aug. 3 at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio for a closing symposium.

  • Kang publishes article and chapter, will present in Nova Scotia

    by Melinda Lantz | Apr 19, 2018

    Posted April 19 - Sun Kang, assistant professor of sport management, has co-authored an article in the International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, and co-authored a chapter in Governance and Policy in Sport Organizations. He also will present at a conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in June. 

  • Patch co-curates web-based resource for enrollment management professionals

    by Melinda Lantz | Apr 16, 2018

    Posted April 16 - Will Patch, MU’s digital strategist, is co-curating an open resource for terminology and professional development resources for enrollment management. The #EMchat Reference Book — which includes industry terminology, as well as links to relevant news sources, podcasts, listservs, and newsletters — is a project developed by EMchat, an online community of higher education enrollment management professionals. The project has garnered coverage from the National Association for College Admissions Counseling, the largest professional organization for admissions. Read more.


  • Three seniors and Martynowicz present at conference

    by Melinda Lantz | Apr 16, 2018

    Posted April 16 - Three MU seniors, Mo Rammel, Ashleigh Ridenour and Amber Willwerth, along with Mike Martynowicz, assistant professor of education, presented “The Impact of a Motivational Manipulation on Students’ Learning Strategies and Satisfaction” at the 90th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago on April 13.

  • Williams book published

    by Melinda Lantz | Apr 10, 2018

    Posted April 10 - Routledge has published Anarchism: A Conceptual Approach, a book co-edited by Leonard Williams, dean of the College of Education and Social Sciences and a political science professor. Williams also contributed a chapter titled “Reform.”  He recently was invited to serve on the editorial board of the journal PS: Political Science and Politics.


  • P3 John Palaika receives McSoley Scholarship

    by Melinda Lantz | Apr 06, 2018

    Posted April 6 - P3 student John Palaika was selected by the Board of Directors of the Pharmacy Education Foundation (PEF) as Manchester’s recipient of the 2018 Joseph E. McSoley Scholarship. The mission of the PEF is to support the Indiana Pharmacists Alliance by soliciting philanthropic contributions to support scholarships, grants and other foundation programs. McSoley Scholarship recipients are pharmacy students who demonstrate qualities of a strong leader.

  • Cashdollar writes blog post for coaches association

    by Melinda Lantz | Apr 03, 2018

    Posted April 3 - Vince Cashdollar, MU assistant football coach and offensive coordinator, contributed in April to a blog of the American Football Coaches Association. Cashdollar wrote about offensive line pass protection footwork.

  • ACCP chooses Kisor for Excellence in Achievement award

    by Melinda Lantz | Mar 21, 2018

    Posted March 21 - The American College of Clinical Pharmacology has awarded David Kisor, Pharm.D. with the ACCP Excellence in Achievement award for his engagement and contributions to the national organization. Kisor is professor and director of pharmacogenomics education at Manchester.

  • Brooks wins Outstanding Science Teacher award

    by Melinda Lantz | Mar 15, 2018

    Posted March 15 - Tracy Brooks, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, has been honored by the Northeast Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair for her support and dedication to the next generation of scientists. She is winner of the “Outstanding Science Teacher: Senior Division award.

  • Naragon to do research in Germany for 2018-19

    by Melinda Lantz | Mar 09, 2018

    Posted March 9 - Professor Steve Naragon, chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, has been awarded a scholarship, “Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists, 2018,” from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service) to support his research in Germany during fall semester 2018.

    The following spring semester, his work will be funded by the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences). They will support completion of his transcription and edition of J. G. Herder’s student notes from the metaphysics lectures of Immanuel Kant, and their preparation for eventual publication as a volume in Kants gesammelte Schriften, an ongoing project of the academy.