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Public invited to student scholarly presentations at Dean's Symposium

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. - Manchester College presents the Dean's Student Scholarship Symposium on March 12. The public and college community is invited to hear students present on topics ranging from DNA to an original play to Mexican music to life on a South African campus.

Students were recommended by their faculty to submit exceptional class work to be judged for three prizes of $150 each.

The symposium begins at 3 p.m. with simultaneous presentations at four sites on campus. At a 4:30 p.m. reception, Jo Young Switzer, vice president and dean for academic affairs, will present the prizes to the top three presentations. 

The students have 12 minutes to present their work to two faculty evaluators and one student convener. Here are the locations:

Session II, in the Recital Hall of Otho Winger Hall

  • Michael Good, senior Spanish and music major, North Manchester, "A Wave of Nationalism: Mexican Music in the Early 20th Century."
  • Megan Hineline, senior communication studies major, Chesterton, Ind.; Brian Minix, senior communication studies major, Fort Wayne, and Melissa Otterstedt, senior communication studies major, Auburn, Ind., "My Beautiful Consciences."

Session II, in Room 102 Communications Building

  • Justin Deferbrache, junior history major, Bristol, Ind., "Youth Indoctrination in Nazi Germany."
  • Amy Eager, junior English major, Harlan, Ind., "Healing Through Writing: Language as Therapy."
  • Tafirenyika Papaya, senior economics major, North Manchester, "Comparing the Panic of 1893 to that of 1929."

Session III, in Room 203 Communications Building

  • Andrew Hodges, senior biology-chemistry and mathematics major, Auburn, Ind., "Mathematics of DNA Sequence Alignments."
  • Alan Galiwango, senior computer science and mathematics major, Kampala, Uganda, "Signaling and Counter-Signaling: Simplified and Summarized."
  • Joshua Klatte, senior history major, Greenwood, Ind., "The Rudolph Hoess Testimony at Nuremberg: A Study of the Changes in International Law and Historical Details that Arise as a Result of the Nuremberg Military Tribunal."

Session IV, in Room 201 Communications Building:

  • Diana Nantongo, senior biology and psychology major, Plano, Texas, "Perceptions of Safety on a Small, Midwest College Campus in Comparison to a South African University."
  • Katherine Leese, sophomore education, French and English major, Kokomo, "Live! or Die!"
  • Kendra Koch, senior English major, Columbia City, "The Forgotten Tribe: The Representation of Maori Culture in The Piano and Whale Rider."




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