MC community springs
into totally new College Union!
"What shall I try first? Mmmm, that stir-fry smells wonderful! There's a fireplace in The Oaks! And cappuccino! Did you see the Campus Store -- Cool!" Rave reviews greeted the March 26 opening of a totally new College Union.
From the tall, bright Haist Commons to booths tucked everywhere to enticing entrees, the just completed first floor of the $7.5 million project beckons conversations, settling-in, friendships ... more>
Manchester College grad Sarah Kurtz has been named Dan David Prize Laureate for 2007. She shares the $1 million prize with co-worker Jerry Olson at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and a NASA scientist.
They received the award in a March 8 ceremony in Paris ... more >
Eracleo Vallejo 5th in national NCAA championships
Sophomore Eracleo Vallejo took All-American honors as he wrestled to fifth place at the NCAA Divison II National Championships on March 3.
Vallejo, of Syracuse, Ind., lost to the top-seeded wrestler and eventual national champion ... more >
19 put diplomacy skills to work at National Model U.N.
It was like being in 50 countries at once," says faculty advisor Dr. Benson C. Onyeji of Manchester College's participation in the Harvard National Model United Nations in Boston.
Nineteen MC students represented the Congo or Sudan as delegates who wrote and passed resolutions on issues ranging from Iran's nuclear ambitions to the war in Iraq, human trafficking ... more >
2007 is last year to donate directly from IRAs.
Talk about a senior discount! Congress has revised the tax law to permit donors over 70½ to make charitable gifts through their IRAs. Details about this wonderful tax break are here.
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