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ISSUE #4 DECEMBER 2006

Christmas Greetings

We bring you Christmas greetings from the students, faculty, and staff of Manchester College!

The campus has an exciting blend of activities right now! Students are working hard to finish all their class requirements – papers, final exams, internship reports. The morning chime plays “Let it Snow!” and “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.” Offices are hosting holiday receptions, so chili-cheese dip tempts us all. The tree on the mall is gorgeous at night with its glittering lights.

In the middle of all these December activities, we are most thankful for our students. They are an amazing group! This past fall, the students have:

  • Learned a lot about “difficult dialogues” – how to have a respectful conversation with someone whose beliefs are different from their own;

  • Supported their friends in choir, band, athletics and theatre by attending their performances and games;

  • Welcomed trick-or-treaters from town in the residence halls on Halloween night;

  • Enrolled for January session and spring semester;

  • Developed friendships that will last for a lifetime!

When they arrive home after fall semester, your students will be tired and hungry for home-cooked food. We hope you have a wonderful holiday break together. 

Jo Young Switzer

President



Internships and the Office of Career Services

It could be working in the scheduling office for Senator Hillary Clinton or conducting electrophysiology research at the Parkview Heart Institute. Preparation for careers after graduation goes far beyond the classroom at Manchester College. Within their four years here, students have multiple opportunities for experiential learning, putting their academic studies into practice through observations, job shadowing, volunteering and, most importantly, internships. Whether it’s January session, a semester or the whole summer, internships enable students to utilize their skills and learning to contribute to an organization while building professional experience.

The Office of Career Services and academic departments provide support and guidance for students seeking internship opportunities. Students can learn strategies to find internships, as well as resume and interview preparation from the Office of Career Services, while faculty advisors can help students gain academic credit for their internship experiences. A grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc. also enables Manchester to provide some grants, scholarships and paid internships for students seeking opportunities in Indiana. To learn more about internship opportunities, students can visit the Career Services website.

Elizabeth Bushnell

Assistant Director

Office of Career Services


Student Spotlight: Becca Kane

Becca KaneAt Manchester College, I found friendship and a future path that I know I'm going to love and enjoy. Not only were the students very welcoming and friendly, but the professors were also very easy to talk to. I came to Manchester knowing exactly what I wanted to study and exactly what job I wanted after graduation. I even had a back-up plan if my initial plan failed. Through my first three years at Manchester, I have been able to build a better understanding of what I want to do with my life. Professors, staff and coaches have all encouraged me in all of my activities. They have all taught me that no matter what task I have in front of me, that I am able to accomplish that task plus much more as long as I am willing to work hard, not be afraid to ask for help, and to believe in myself.



End of Semester Information

It’s hard to believe that the fall semester is almost over. Soon students will be returning home for the holiday season. Finals week is Dec. 11-14, and the residence halls will close on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. Before leaving for break, students should remove all trash from their rooms, unplug all appliances (except refrigerators, phones and answering machines) and lock all windows and doors. If students are wishing to stay on campus, they must contact the Office of Residential Life at 260-982-5052 and sign up for housing in either East or Schwalm Hall.  Oakwood, Helman, and Garver residence halls will close down completely for winter break. All residence halls will reopen when students return on Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 9 a.m.

 

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