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  • Communication Studies faculty, students to present at conference

    by Melinda Lantz | Jan 04, 2018

    Posted April 4 - Junior Carly Kwiecien and Tim McKenna-Buchanan, assistant professor of communication studies, will present their paper, “’It’s necessary for others, but not for me’: Exploring Conceptions of Professionalism that Emerge in the Organizational Socialization of Pharmacy Students” at the Central States Communication Association (CSCA) conference in Milwaukee in April. Their research and paper are a result of a 2017 Faculty-Student Summer Research Grant and will be presented alongside scholars in the Organizational and Professional Communication Division of CSCA.

    Also, senior Shianna Knoll will present on a panel titled “The Future of PR: Outstanding PR Undergraduates Who Will Make a Difference.” On the panel, Shianna will share her experiences as a public relations student at MU and discuss how she is being taught to make a difference in her community and the PR field.

    Michelle Calka, associate professor of communication studies, will chair and respond to panels on “Mental Illness and Media” and “Engaging with Other, Virtual and Human, Over Media.”

    McKenna-Buchanan has served as awards coordinator for the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Caucus and will present the awards at the conference. He also will serve on the Spotlight on Diversity panel to discuss the “Challenges and Solutions of the Introductory Communication Courses at Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities.” 

  • Mike Martynowicz earns Ph.D.

    by Melinda Lantz | Dec 18, 2017

    Posted Dec.18 -  Mike Martynowicz, assistant professor of education, successfully defended his dissertation on Dec. 15. The project was titled “Examining the Impact of a Motivational Manipulation on College Students’ Self-regulated Learning Strategies and Academic Performance.” He has earned a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Ball State University, and his cognate was in learning and human development. 

  • Ray chairs session

    by Melinda Lantz | Dec 12, 2017

    Posted Dec. 12 - Sidhartha D. Ray, Ph.D., professor of pharmaceutical sciences, chaired a session titled "Signal Transduction & Redox Signaling" at The Society for Redox Biology and Medicine's 24th Annual Meeting, which was Nov. 29-Dec. 2 in Baltimore, Md.

  • Ray to speak at IU School of Medicine seminar

    by Melinda Lantz | Nov 29, 2017

    Posted Nov. 29 - Sidhartha Ray, professor of pharmaceutical sciences, will participate in a Pharmacology and Toxicology Research Seminar Dec. 6 at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Ray will speak on “Apoptosis, Necrosis, Apocrosis & Autophagy - Four Unique Strategies With a Common Mission.”

  • Pharmacy faculty pass board certification

    by Melinda Lantz | Nov 27, 2017

    Posted Nov. 27 - Marwa Noureldin, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences, has passed her board certification as a geriatric pharmacist (BCGP), while Jason Isch, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, has passed his board certification in ambulatory care (BCACP).

  • Schilling joins board of Progressive Education Network

    by Melinda Lantz | Nov 20, 2017

    Posted Nov. 20 - Associate Professor Heather Schilling, director of teacher education, has joined the board of directors for the national Progressive Education Network.

    It allows her a wider platform in which to prepare the next generation of teachers to “step into a public school, infuse their classrooms with progressive principles and push back against the status quo.” This also provides Manchester students with a nationwide network and broadened experiences off campus and outside Indiana. Learn more

  • LA Times publishes Leonard Williams crossword

    by Melinda Lantz | Nov 20, 2017

    Posted Nov. 20 - Professor Leonard Williams, dean of the College of Education and Social Sciences, will have one of his crossword puzzles published in the Los Angeles Times on Friday, Nov. 24. Solve it in The Journal Gazette or online.

  • MU pharmacy students advance in APhA competition

    by Melinda Lantz | Nov 17, 2017

    Posted Nov. 17 - The preliminary round of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) college counseling competition attracted a number of MU pharmacy students with 10 advancing to the next round. In the preliminary round, pharmacy students provide counseling regarding a prescription. Of the 10 MU students who will compete in the final round next spring, one student will be selected to represent Manchester in the national counseling competition.
    The 10 students advancing to the next round are (in alphabetical order): Mona Awadalla, Molly Corder, Kimberly Cox, Eva Escobedo, Jonell Nwabueze, Aakash Patel, Lisa Pineros-Jacobs, Shaun Say, Megan Sexton and Sara Shahdoost.

  • Ray will discuss careers in pharmacy at Huntington U.

    by Melinda Lantz | Nov 14, 2017

    Posted Nov. 14 - Sidhartha Ray, professor of pharmaceutical sciences and founding chair of the department, will present on “Looking at a Pharmacy Career Through a Different Lens,” Nov. 17, 2017, at Huntington University. Ray’s presentation is part of the Gerald D. Smith Lecture Series in the Natural and Mathematical Sciences.

  • Smith, Vorndran win awards for study abroad

    by Melinda Lantz | Nov 07, 2017

    Posted Nov. 7 - Two students planning to study abroad next spring have received awards to help. Justice Smith, who is headed to the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, has won a $500 BCA Connect to Culture Travel Grant. Justice’s entry was a video accessible on Instagram. He used the handle @yaboyjust_ice and the hashtag #BCAculture. Zoe Vorndran has received a $1,000 scholarship through BCA Study Abroad to support her semester at Maynooth University in Dublin, Ireland.