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  • 2022 Summer Research Grant Recipients

    by Anne Gregory | May 20, 2022

    Faculty Artistic and Creative Endeavor:

    • Greg Clark, professor of physics – Development of Prototype Low-Cost Water Column Measurement Devices
    • Pam Haynes, assistant professor of music – Music Curriculum Development, Design and Implementation (Piano)
    • Debra Lynn, professor of music and department chair – Apprenticeship in Opera Composition and Production with Stewart Copeland
    • Jeff Osborne, professor of chemistry and director of Biology-Chemistry Program – Facilitation of Timetabling Software Implementation for Course Scheduling at MU

    Faculty-Student Summer Research Grant:

    • Tim McKenna-Buchanan, associate professor of communication studies, and student researcher Danielle Carlson – Exploring Communication Privacy Management Strategies of LGBTQ K-12 Teachers
    • Jeff Osborne, professor of chemistry and director of Biology-Chemistry Program, and student researcher Madison Downes – Characterization of 1,3-Diphenylpropane, Ritalinic Acid, and Alendronate Sodium Novel Biodegradation Pathways
    • Gabriela Tafoya, assistant professor of political science, and student researcher Jennette Olvera –- Comparative Welfare Entitlements Project (CWEP) 2022
    •  Kyle Watson, assistant professor of chemistry and student researcher Natalie Kotlin – Using Hetero Diels-Alder Cycloadditions to make Biologically Useful Molecules
  • MSNGx on track for Fall 2023

    by Anne Gregory | May 13, 2022
    Manchester was notified Friday, May 13 by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) that its cutting-edge  Master of Science in Nutrition and Nutrigenomics program has received candidacy accreditation. Laura Bollinger is MSNGx director. Learn more. Watch the video.
  • Twomey named dean of Gilbert College of Business

    by Anne Gregory | May 13, 2022
    Heather Twomey has been named dean of the Gilbert College of Business at Manchester University. Dean Tim Ogden, who was once her teacher, is returning to full-time faculty work.
    The change will take effect this fall at the start of the 2022-23 academic year. Learn more.
  • Presentations by Tim Reed

    by Anne Gregory | May 10, 2022

    On Friday, April 22 Tim Reed presented his video piece, “…the land that happened inside us…” at the Electronic Music Midwest conference at Lewis University.

    On June 1, he will be presenting hiscomposition, “…the irresistible will of heaven…” at the New Music on the Bayou festival at Louisiana Tech University.

    Reed is an associate professor of music and theory & composition coordinator.

  • Manny Awards

    by Anne Gregory | May 10, 2022
    Manchester University Athletics and the MU Student Athlete Advisory Committee held its awards reception – the Manny Awards – on Monday May 9.
    Junior distance runner Enrique Salazar and fifth-year distance runner Elizabeth Lohman were named the Manchester University Athletics Male & Female Athletes of the Year. Learn more. 
  • Manchester ranks high for scholarly impact

    by Anne Gregory | May 03, 2022
    Academic Influence, an online guide for prospective college students, ranked Manchester No. 4 in Indiana for the scholarly impact of our faculty and alumni. We are ranked behind Indiana’s behemoths, Notre Dame, IU and Purdue.

    "Imagine that! The rankings take a number of variables into account, and at the end of the day the contributions of our faculty and graduates stack up with the best of the best," said President Dave McFadden.

    "I will continue to talk about the individual stories that add up to this recognition. That is where the richness and quality of our contributions are best seen. Day in and day out, we are doing extraordinary things for our students and the world around us," he said.

    We are compiling stories about our scholarly impact. If you have one, please share it with Anne Gregory at and put "Scholarly Impact" in the subject line.
  • Bound for Carnegie Hall

    by Anne Gregory | May 02, 2022

    Manchester's Debra Lynn has been invited to conduct her oratorio, A Family Portrait, at Carnegie Hall. The  A Cappella Choir and scores of other choristers will perform on Memorial Day. Learn more.

  • Gold standard

    by Anne Gregory | May 01, 2022

    Both Manchester University track & field teams claimed a sweep of both the indoor and outdoor Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference titles. After winning the 2022 HCAC Indoor Championship back in February, the Black & Gold completed their sweep by winning the 2022 HCAC Outdoor Championship on Saturday at Hanover College.

  • Manchester esports Smash to compete for national cup

    by Anne Gregory | Apr 29, 2022

    The Great Lakes champion Manchester University Esports Smash team is taking its talents to Atlanta, Georgia, to compete in the Collegiate Esports Commissioners Cup. Learn more.

  • Andrew Rich receives Distinguished Teaching Award

    by Anne Gregory | Apr 28, 2022

    The Mathematical Association of America Indiana Section has recognized Manchester University Professor Andrew Rich with its 2022 Distinguished Teaching Award. This award was granted in Rich’s final semester of teaching after 30 years on the North Manchester campus. Learn more.