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...]

Geneticist Zalapa Connects with Science Students

Geneticist Zalapa Connects with Science Students

Those who enjoy cranberry sauce as part of their Thanksgiving and Christmas meals have Dr. Juan Zalapa to thank. The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Horticulture faculty and USDA-ARS Research Genetecist spoke to a group of Maranatha students recently. Zalapa’s primary area of research is plant breeding and genetics, and his primary focus is the [Continue Reading...]

New Surroundings for Applied Science Faculty

New Surroundings for Applied Science Faculty

There are no beakers, test tubes, or Bunsen burners where Maranatha’s most recent renovation has taken place, but conversations in that building soon reveal it is a place for those who love science. Facilities Management workers recently completed an extensive remodeling of Duplex 4, the building that now hosts six Applied Science Department faculty offices. [Continue Reading...]

Growing Gifts: Remembering Dr. Robert Hanneman

Growing Gifts: Remembering Dr. Robert Hanneman

When 9-year-old Anna Tilghman needed a subject for her elementary school science report, she chose the potato. “Considering who her grandfather was, it didn’t surprise me a bit,” said Betty Hanneman, Anna’s grandmother. Betty Hanneman established the Robert Hanneman Memorial Scholarship in 2003 in memory of her husband, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor and U.S. [Continue Reading...]