Furnari’s Study Abroad Experience Provides New Perspective

Furnari’s Study Abroad Experience Provides New Perspective

Garrett Furnari, a junior Cross-Cultural Studies major, spent the 2012 fall semester in Salamanca, Spain, through Maranatha’s Study Abroad program. Furnari’s environment completely immersed him in Spanish, and included the opportunity to audit classes at the University of Salamanca. He took Arabic, Islamic Thought, and Second Language French 1. Furnari chose these classes because of [Continue Reading...]

Study Abroad Program Combines Academics, Missions

Study Abroad Program Combines Academics, Missions

Any Maranatha student can experience a different culture firsthand by taking advantage of the Study Abroad program. “It’s a great opportunity for students to make new friends … and be a witness,” said Dr. Manuel Morales, Associate Professor of Spanish, who oversees the program. Students going to Peru take classes at César Vallejo University, which [Continue Reading...]

Troop Leader Training Unique Experience for ROTC Cadet

Troop Leader Training Unique Experience for ROTC Cadet

Maranatha ROTC Cadet Andrew Domsic retells the story of his three weeks at Cadet Troop Leader Training in Georgia this summer. One of the greatest training opportunities for ROTC cadets is the Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT) program. This program is an internship during which the cadet spends 2-to-4 weeks shadowing a lieutenant in an [Continue Reading...]

Morales Articles Published in Linguistics Journals

Morales Articles Published in Linguistics Journals

Two professional linguistics journals recently published articles written by Dr. Manuel Morales, Spanish Professor at Maranatha. The first, titled “The Influence of Mental Imagery on the Preterite and Imperfect in Spanish,” was published in Vida Hispanica. The article discussed the acquisition of certain elements of Spanish grammar. The second, “Second Language Acquisition of Spanish by [Continue Reading...]

Ray (’11) Shares Science Postgraduate Experiences

Ray (’11) Shares Science Postgraduate Experiences

Andrea Ray’s conversation with another Purdue University graduate student confirmed that God had placed her in the right place at the right time. “She said to me, ‘The only things I knew about you were that you spoke Spanish and that you believed in God,’ ” Ray recalled. Ray (’11) talked to Maranatha science students [Continue Reading...]

Commencement: Lifelong Learning, Memorable Achievements

Commencement: Lifelong Learning, Memorable Achievements

See Graduation photo galleries here Graduating from college is a terrific accomplishment, whether you complete your studies in three years or almost 30. Maranatha’s 2012 Commencement ceremony included a wide spectrum of students among its 157 College and 19 Seminary graduates. The Class of 2012 was the third-largest in College history. Friday’s conferral of degrees [Continue Reading...]

Medical Professions Await Dean (’10), Mackey (’12)

Medical Professions Await Dean (’10), Mackey (’12)

Brynley Dean (’10) describes her five-year academic challenge of earning a double major in piano performance and humanities/applied science as a somewhat diverse learning experience. “Combining the two was very interesting at times,” Dean says. “I would go from analyzing a Beethoven sonata to dissecting a sheep brain.” Dean is preparing to leave her current [Continue Reading...]

Heidi Fletcher: God Provides

Heidi Fletcher: God Provides

The locker room scene was odd, especially following a victory. Players hugged, cried, and said goodbye to Heidi Fletcher. The sophomore guard from Riverdale, MI, had packed her belongings for the Dec. 17 trip to Grand Rapids, MI, where Maranatha’s women’s basketball team was to play Grace Bible College. When the bus drove away from [Continue Reading...]

Air Force ROTC Detachment Wins Award

Air Force ROTC Detachment Wins Award

Detachment 925, the Air Force ROTC program that includes Maranatha’s cadets, was recently honored with the Right of Line Award recognizing the nation’s best small detachment. “Our cadets stand out because they are high quality students and future officers,” Lieutenant Colonel Todd Berge, the detachment Commander, said in a statement released by UW-Madison. “I also [Continue Reading...]