The Lilly Endowment funded Hawthorne Program was designed to help prepare African American and Hispanic students (grades 6-8) for college or other educational opportunities beyond high school. The Program's Mission follows:
To empower African American and Hispanic youth to tap their learning potential, increase their understanding of educational possibilities, and help them to envision themselves as future leaders.
The Summer Academic Enhancement Program was a two week residential experience held on the campus of Manchester College. It was designed to enhance the students' skills in math, science, writing, reading and drama. At the close of the two weeks, parents were invited on campus to spend the night and to attend the student-led closing program. The summer session included a weekend visit to another college or university.
Two academic institutes were held during the school year, one in the fall and one in the spring. Manchester College students hosted program participants for a weekend stay on campus. The institutes provided the middle school students a firsthand understanding of life on a college campus and enhanced their skills in a specific subject area.
Monthly educational seminars were esigned to give support and information to parents and guardians about the program. Discussions included how to prepare for and finance a college education. The meetings were held in Fort Wayne and South Bend.
Tutorial sessions were provided during the school year and were offered weekdays by partner organizations. Sessions were designed to assist students with homework and to improve study skills.
Social, cultural and educational activities were planned by the Outreach Coordinators and varied in focus to provide diverse social, cultural and educational experiences. These activities included bowling, a library tour, lectures, local college tours, community service and visits to museums.
Professor Charles Klingler taught English at Manchester College for 35 years [1959 - 1994]. 1961). This is a historical description of his work including but not limited to; "Writing Across the Curriculum," "Writing to Learn," and syllabi for the Humanities Core.
Video of Manchester College' s 2009 Homecoming plaque dedication to Manchester College alumni, Phil and Louise Baldwin Rieman, in the Muir Peace Garden. See also: Brethren People File: Rieman, Louise and Phil
J. Raymond Schutz - a man of many capabilities. He was a professor at Manchester College, husband, father and farmer, public speaker, pastor and minister of the First Brethren Church in North Manchester, Indiana, candidate for Congress in 1932 (Indiana) and a contendor in the 1936 race for Governor. The researcher can get a feel for Pre WWII Indiana and Indiana during war. Letters to soldiers are included as well as the names of men from North Manchester who were killed in the war. Topics include: Prohibition, economic recovery from the Great Depression, and the impact of Hitler 's Germany on Europe. Schutz was a contemporary with Andrew Cordier who participated in some of Schutz's political involvements.
This vast collection is divided between several pages designated as MC2011/227 [plus Folder Numbers]. Raymond Schutz was a professor at Manchester College. He was also farmer, public speaker, pastor, candidate for Congress (Indiana,1932) and a contendor in the 1936 race for Governor. Schutz was an outstanding official in the local, state and International Kiwanis Club and became President, and then Chairman, of the Standard Life Insurance Company of Indiana. One can get a feel for Pre WWII Indiana and Indiana involved in war. Letters to soldiers are included along with names of men from North Manchester who were killed. Prohibition, economic recovery from the Great Depression, and the impact of Hitler 's Germany on Europe, were somemajor issues of Schutz's day. Schutz was a contemporary of Andrew Cordier who participated in some of Schutz's political involvements.
South Bend City (Second) Church of the Brethren: Northern Indiana District
The Lemberg Center for the Study of Violence contains information on the race riots of the 1960s and originated at Brandeis University outside of Boston. The archive was transferred to Manchester College on permanent loan in 1979, and was housed there until 1997, when it was transferred to the University of Notre Dame.
See Also:Oak Leaves, 21 September 1979 p.6.
These items in the Church of the Brethren collection may also be helpful:
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Three early record books identified as BC2011/2a; "South Bend" 1877 - 1890, BC2011/2b; South Bend City (Second) with reference to Portage church city members (1905) and BC2011/2c; South Bend City (Second) with the preface, "Record of the Treasury of the Second Church of the Brethren Cushing and Van Buren Sts., South Bend, Indiana (with records beginning 1927).
South Bend City or South Bend Second, Church of the Brethren, Northern Indiana District: Church of the Brethren