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Manchester College Dean's Symposium

honors three "best of the best" presenters

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. (March 15, 2004) - International law, life after death and campus safety are topics that won three Manchester College students $150 each in the sixth annual Dean's Student Scholarship Symposium.

The best of the best presenters were Joshua A. Klatte of Greenwood, Ind., Katherine V. Leese of Kokomo, Ind., and Diana A. Nantongo of Plano, Texas. "These top presenters represent the most innovative and intellectually mature students on campus," said Jo Young Switzer, vice president and dean for academic affairs. 

The students made their presentations on Friday, March 12, and were honored at a reception immediately afterward.

Senior history major Joshua Klatte presented "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." His paper focuses on Hoess's statements in trial and their impact on the restructuring of international law. His mentor for the presentation was Dr. Mark J. Angelos, associate professor of history and political science.

Sophomore Katherine V. Leese, a French and English education major, presented "Live! or Die!" which explores the literary analysis and dramatization of No Exit, a play by Jean-Paul Sartre. Her mentor was Dr. Janina P. Traxler, professor of modern languages.

Senior Diana A. Nantongo, a biology and psychology major, presented "Perceptions of Safety on a Small, Midwest College Campus in Comparison to a South African University." Her research focuses on results from the Perception of Safety Scale, which measures the perceived safety among international students, South African students and American students. Her mentor was Dr. Russell G. Coulter-Kern, assistant professor of psychology.

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