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ISSUE #57 October/November 2015

Sophomore Celebration a hit

The inaugural Sophomore Celebration Sept. 13 at Tall Oaks, the president’s residence, was a ringing success, with great weather and an equally great turnout. There were food trucks, cornhole, giant Jenga and music, but mostly there were the essentials: lots and lots of sophomores. Organizers estimated more than 100 students attended, and credited the response to the RAs for pitching in and getting the word out. A new Manchester tradition, it seems, is born.  

Manchester recognized again!

Manchester University has again taken its place on the national radar. For the 22nd year, U.S.News and World Report’s annual college guide recognized MU as one of the Midwest’s top “Best Value” regional institutions, ranking it fourth in the Midwest and No. 1 in Indiana. Washington Monthly magazine, meanwhile, ranked MU 14th in the nation for community service and hours served among baccalaureate colleges. And in August, The Princeton Review college guide judged MU’s one of its “Best in the Midwest.”

To see the U.S.News and World Report college rankings, check out For the Washington Monthly report, go to, and to see The Princeton Review rankings, go to

College of Pharmacy lands grant

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has awarded the Manchester University College of Pharmacy a $60,000 research grant to study pharmacogenomics in patient care at pharmacies.  Pharmacogenomics is the study of how a patient’s genetic makeup affects response to medication, with the goal of enabling pharmacists to more accurately tailor treatment to the individual. The grant will help the College of Pharmacy work in conjunction with pharmacogenomics research company RxGenomix to develop and launch a pilot program to provide pharmacogenomics services – including training pharmacists in collecting DNA samples, interpreting patient results, counseling and collaborating with prescribers to optimize patient medication regimens.

Dates you should know
6 Health and Fitness Fair
12-13 Fall Break
14 Red Cross Blood Drive
18 Manchester Symphony Orchestra concert
19 - 20 Pharmacy Fall Break
23 - 24 Homecoming
14 - 21 International Education Week
25 - 29 Thanksgiving break

Extend Family Connections to grandparents

Parents aren’t the only ones who want to know what’s up with their MU students. Grandparents want to know the scoop, too. To include them on your Family Connections mailing list (and invite them to special events), go to

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