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September 12, 2010
Students honored at Opening Exercises
Princeton celebrated the accomplishments of its students with the awarding of four undergraduate prizes at Opening Exercises Sept. 12.
"Among the qualities that matter to us at Princeton, none are more important than intellectual engagement and academic achievement," said Dean of the College Nancy Malkiel. "It is especially fitting that we begin the academic year by honoring a select group of undergraduates for extraordinary accomplishment in their programs of study."
Honored for their academic achievements, pictured with Dean of the College Nancy Malkiel (center), were, from left, Vishal Chanani, Carlee Joe-Wong, John Pardon, Veronica Shi, Chengming Zhu, Ian Wong and Irene Lo. (Photo by Denise Applewhite)
Freshman First Honor Prize
The Freshman First Honor Prize is awarded each year to a sophomore in recognition of exceptional academic achievement in the work of the freshman year. This year, the prize is shared by Irene Lo and Chengming Zhu.
Lo lives in Sydney, Australia. She graduated from the James Ruse Agricultural High School in New South Wales. Before she came to Princeton, she won two gold certificates in the Australian Mathematical Olympiad and won silver and bronze medals in the International Mathematical Olympiads.
An A.B. candidate, Lo plans to major in mathematics and is considering a certificate in engineering and management systems. This summer, she conducted research on the Princeton campus with Amit Singer, an assistant professor of mathematics and the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics. She is one of the recipients of the Manfred Pyka Memorial Prize in Physics for 2009-10. Next month, she will receive the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence for her freshman year.
Lo, a member of Wilson College, sings in the Princeton University Glee Club and the Kindred Spirit a cappella group. She also is the webmaster of Manna Christian Fellowship. ... Read more
The Daily Princetonian
April 5, 2010
Students baptized on Easter Sunday in Dillon Pool
by Grace Kim
After a ceremony consisting of hymns, prayers and testimonials by the five baptismal candidates, Rev. Bill Boyce ’79 of PEF, Rev. Blake Altman of Manna and Dan Knapke of PFA assisted as the five students entered the pool one by one. Fully submerged in the pool, the students participated in the Christian rite and officially entered the church community. ... Read more.
The Princeton Packet
February 26, 2010
Worship music prompts discovery of religious heritage
Perfect praise to God that sings back to Christ the truth He has revealed to His people
by Michele Alperin
At Manna Christian Fellowship, an evangelical service at Princeton University, music plays a more secondary role — as perfect praise to God that sings back to Christ the truth He has revealed to His people. ... At Manna Christian Fellowship, music also plays a role in nourishing spirituality. As the Rev. Blake Altman, Princeton University chaplain, explains, “We use music that allows students in the most natural way to express their deepest longings back to the Lord; in a world of lies, we want to sing the truth of what Scripture says is true about the world.” "At Manna," continues Rev. Blake, "the goal is to help students understand how their fundamental beliefs about the world square with what Scripture proclaims. And since you are what you sing, it is important that as you sing, you sing the full range of human emotion as if to say, 'despite my changing circumstances, the gospel of Jesus Christ is my hope.'” ...Read more. |
Wall Street Journal
December 18, 2009
Winning Not Just Hearts but Minds
Evangelicals move, slowly, toward the intellectual life
by Jonathan Fitzgerald
In the years after Mr. Noll's book was published, however, things had begun to change, as Alan Wolfe noted in "The Opening of the Evangelical Mind," an article in the October 2000 issue of The Atlantic Monthly. On college campuses across the country student groups such as Manna Christian Fellowship at Princeton, Evangelical Fellowship at Yale and the Chesterton House at Cornell were formed to foster the life of the evangelical mind. ... Read more.