Natalie Hubby, a junior history major from Wauseon, Ohio, and Liz Wittrig, a senior Bible and religion major from Hopedale, Ill., will work with John D. Roth, professor of history, to index historical Anabaptist-Mennonite documents according to a particular focus within the collection, depending on their topics of interest. Wittrig and Hubby will catalog the information online for Mennonite Church USA and will assist in writing an essay to be published.
Started in 1998, Maple Scholars is an eight-week program of research, experimentation, analysis and archiving data. It provides an opportunity for students to work closely with faculty advisers to conduct hands-on research throughout the summer. The program welcomes students from all academic majors and areas of study, and projects range from analyzing the pheromones of bees to digging into centuries-old Mennonite World Conference archives.