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Move- in Information
Summer is nearly over, and that means it's time to go shopping and get ready for some changes. While some parents are counting down the days until the house is again theirs, others are wishing that their college-bound student was still in footed pajamas waiting to be tucked in for the night. Nevertheless, it’s time to embark upon another experience … Move-in Day at Manchester College.
Residence halls will be open for all new students to move in on Sunday, Aug. 31, 8 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. Here are some important things you should keep in mind.
Hall directors will be available to answer any questions. They keep in close communication with student orientation leaders, as well as maintenance and safety personnel so that they may be attentive to all your needs and make Move-in Day easy and enjoyable for everyone.
Find more new student information on the residential life web pages.
Food Service and Social Responsibility: 360°
As your he/she leaves home for the first time, it's common to be worried about your student doing well in class or making new friends. One thing you don't want to have to worry about is “who is feeding my student while at college?”
Have confidence that dining services is striving to provide great food service at a good value. But providing our guests with the opportunity for a healthy diet and lifestyle isn't our only goal. Food service at Manchester College involves social responsibility as well—efficiently using our resources, and following ethical and environmentally friendly business practices.
We're proud to offer groundbreaking policies that champion local farmers and fair trade; strengthen healthy oceans through use of sustainable seafood; use zero-trans fat fryer oils and recycle; and promote animal welfare through 100 percent use of cage free shell eggs. Our 360° platform is built upon four tenets:
For more on dining services at Manchester College, visit our website, or call Chris Yeadon, director of dining services at 260-982-5289.
Homecoming and Family Weekend: Oct. 10-11, 2008
This year's Homecoming and Family Weekend is packed with fun activities for students, parents and alumni, including:
Don’t miss out on a wonderful opportunity to relax, visit with students or old friends, and enjoy these activities! See a complete Homecoming and Family Weekend schedule here.
Word of the Experienced
In Case You Need to Talk to Us … MC Contact Numbers
Visit our contact page for a complete list of campus offices and contact information.
The Writing Center - A Resource for All Students
Along with organized workspace and access to several computers, the Writing Center also has cozy corners with comfortable couches and a wonderful view of campus.
The Writing Center staff includes writing consultants skilled at helping students improve their writing. Students are provided guidance on all matters related to writing projects—from setting a well-structured thesis statement to transforming the ideas in their minds into words and smoothly flowing logical arguments.
Guided by Dr. Tamara O’Hearn, director of the Writing Center, consultants partner with students to show each of them what areas they should work on, not only to improve a specific paper but also to develop their long-term writing skills.
Visit the Writing Center's website for more information.
Faculty Spotlight: Tamara O’Hearn
Dr. Tamara O’Hearn is director of the Writing Center and assistant professor of English at MC. Previously working with writing programs at James Madison University, Ball State University and Indiana University, O'Hearn has more than 20 years experience in college teaching and administration.
She has also worked in Mexico as a missionary, building a local commmunity center and teaching children and adults to read, and she continues to educate others on the Invisible Children Project in Africa. She has helped inner-city children in Indianapolis to earn scholarships by accessing their intellectual and social needs and creating summer workshops to improve their existing skills.
At Manchester, O'Hearn continues her dedication to helping students develop strong writing and critical thinking skills. She believes in every student's ability to succeed and often finds creative ways to engage them. The Writing Center sponsored contest "Who Killed Sami Spartan?" last fall encouraged students to write creative chapters in a continuing saga that would help solve the mystery of a missing College mascot.
Along with her diverse experience and devotion to student development, a warm smile and calming presence make Dr. Tamara O'Hearn and the Manchester College Writing Center a welcome resource for all students who want to become better writers.