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ISSUE #59 February/March 2016
Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics
Manchester University has once again become a national leader. In December, MU announced it would be offering a Master of Science degree in pharmacogenomics (PGx), the first of its kind in the nation in this cutting-edge field of study. PGx is the study of the relationship between an individual’s genes and his or her response to a drug, which will allow physicians and other clinicians to prescribe drugs to maximize therapy. Read all about it here.
307 on fall Deanís List
The fall Dean’s List is out, and 307 Manchester University undergraduate students are on it. The list encompasses students who achieved a 3.5 GPA or higher while enrolled in at least 12 credit hours of classes. Check out the complete list here.
Manchester grads land jobs
It may continue to be a tough job market out there, but Manchester University graduates are faring well in it. According to the Manchester University Class of 2015 Graduate Survey, 98 percent of 205 undergrad respondents are either employed or engaged in further study, and 100 percent of eight graduate respondents are employed. The numbers are based on an 86.5 percent response from 2015 undergrads and an 88.8 percent response from graduate students. Among undergrads, they represent a nearly 1 percent increase from the 97.1 percent employment/further study figure from a year ago.
FAFSA deadline nears
The deadline for filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid is March 10. Manchester asks that those filing an application do so by March 1. Find out more here.
Retired MU president releases book
Jo Young Switzer, who served Manchester University with distinction as first its vice president and dean for academic affairs and then its president until 2014, has published a book about her 10 years as president of the University. It’s titled “Notes from the President: A Window into Manchester University 2004-2014,” and it can be purchased at the Campus Store and Amazon.com. During her tenure as the first female president of MU, Switzer, a 2014 Sagamore of the Wabash recipient, spearheaded the Students First! campaign that raised $108.7 million on more than 50,000 gifts from alumni, friends, corporations and churches. Among them was a $35 million grant from Lily Endowment Inc. to launch the Manchester University Pharmacy Program, which graduates its first students in May. Read more about it here.
Dates you should know
Music@Manchester Music Scholarship Weekend II
Opera Workshop Performance
Music@Manchester Music Scholarship Weekend III
University Bands Concert
Manchester Symphony Orchestra Chamber Works Concert