Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Manchester College Fulbright Scholars

Manchester College in North Manchester, Ind., is sending two Brethren faculty members to Europe next year as Fulbright Scholars. Recent Manchester graduate Wendy Matheny, who was raised in First Church of the Brethren in Peoria, Ill., also has received a Fulbright scholarship to study the impact of women in politics at the seat of the European Union and NATO in Brussels, Belgium, as a graduate student at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles. Hers is Manchester College's 19th Fulbright in 11 years, the college said in a press release. Gregory W. Clark, associate professor of Physics, will work at Cardiff University in Wales this fall and in Jan. 2007 on nanoscience research involving conducting polymer molecules; and Steven S. Naragon, associate professor of Philosophy, will use his Fulbright grant in spring 2007 to translate into English a set of student notes from 18th century philosopher Kant's metaphysics lectures, working in Marburg, Germany. Both faculty attend Manchester Church of the Brethren. Matheny has been studying Capitol Hill politics as an intern for US Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton since her graduation from Manchester last year. Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Scholar program is an international educational exchange activity sponsored by the US Department of State. For more go to

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