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ISSUE #28 December/January 2009-2010

Manchester College ecologist Jerry Sweeten is
2009 Indiana Professor of the Year

The head of Manchester College’s environmental studies program puts his students into the thick of science. He asks them to get wet, get dirty, get tired. Together, they do meaningful research on the birds and bugs and fish in area rivers and in the waters of Alaska and Florida.

On Nov. 19, the master teacher stepped out of his student-focused comfort zone and into the Washington, D.C., spotlight to accept a new title: 2009 Indiana Professor of the Year.

Sweeten works side-by-side with Manchester students, studying the ecology of streams and lakes, the DNA of endangered species of fish, owl migration patterns, bird populations, mite infestation rates on honey bees (using two hives on top of the campus Science Center) and the RNA/DNA ratios of freshwater mussels. Read full story >


Lil' Sibs Weekend promises to be a “hoot” for students
and their younger brothers and sisters

They look up to them. They wonder what they do here. And chances are, they miss having them around.

Little siblings can “go to college” with their big brothers and sisters (or aunts and uncles) and find out for themselves on the weekend of March 19-20. Lil’ Sibs ages 4-12 will sleep in the residence halls with their big siblings, eat in the fabulous Haist Commons, play fun games on campus and even watch a movie.

“Lil’ Sibs are a Hoot” is sponsored by the Manchester Activities Council. Find the full schedule and online registration for the 2010 Lil’ Sibs Weekend here: http://www.manchester.edu/osd/activity/lilsibs2010.

Don’t wait, the March 8 deadline will be here before you know it!


January means travel for many MC Students

Each January, Manchester College students take off for study around the United States and the world. Courses during January session enable students to travel to exotic and exciting destinations, immerse themselves in different cultures, and experience their lessons firsthand.

This year, MC Students will study field ecology in Florida, the Spanish language in Spain, social psychology in Jamaica, comparative civilizations in Greece, and business in the Netherlands – among other subjects and destinations. A medical practicum will take students to Nicaragua, where they will assist MC medical alumni.

Find out more about January session and other study abroad opportunities at http://www.manchester.edu/admissions/academics/studyAbroad.htm.


Don’t miss out on federal student aid. File your student’s FAFSA now!

Manchester College does everything possible to make sure a Manchester education is within reach of students and their families. That’s why 100 percent of our students receive financial aid. This year, the average need-based financial aid package is $16,792. That's money students don't have to pay back!

Families are required to annually apply (or re-apply) for their federal student aid. The Manchester College deadline for submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education is March 1.

When filling out and submitting the form, designate Manchester College as your student’s FAFSA recipient. The Manchester College institutional code is 001820.

You can file your 2010-2011 FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov. You’ll be assigned a PIN number so you can check the status of your application later.

Learn more about financial aid at Manchester College at http://www.manchester.edu/admissions/finaid or e-mail Student Financial Services at sfs@manchester.edu.


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