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New endowed fund to honor Switzer, strengthen economy
The need for students to enter into science, technology, engineering, and math is rapidly increasing. Manchester has developed a new endowed scholarship, in President Jo Young ’69 Switzer’s honor, to encourage students to enter these career fields. … read more

Manchester's Dean Sharfman to lead Oglethorpe academics
After nearly 10 years at Manchester, Glenn Sharfman will become provost and vice president for academic affairs at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, on July 8. ... read more

Manchester welcomes Breese as new vice president and dean for academic affairs
Dr. Jeffrey Breese will leave Rockhurst University and succeed Glenn Sharfman as vice president and dean for academic affairs … read more

Malaysia is music to Manchester's newest Fulbright, Holly Rittenhouse
After completing a college career full of rich experiences, Holly Rittenhouse ’14 will undertake her next adventure as a Fulbright scholar in Malaysia. … read more

Trustees honor Switzer leadership with new union name

D. Randall Brown ’87, chair of the Board of Trustees, announces renaming of the union for retiring President Jo Young ’69 Switzer. ... read more

Join us for great times this summer
A Cubs-Cardinals baseball game at Wrigley Field, Minor League games, theater at the Wagon Wheel in Warsaw, and zoo days in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis spell fun for the whole family. ... read more

James Butler ’02 named AISD Teacher of the Year
James Butler ’02 has been named the Austin (Texas) Independent School District’s 2014 School Teacher of the Year.. ... read more

MU celebrates its 2014 Outstanding Leaders
Seniors Joseph Myers and Betsy Varner were named 2014 Capstone Outstanding Senor Leaders while junior Selamawit Nicolai was named 2014 Outstanding Student Leader. … read more

Sixty-one students appear in 2013-2014 Who’s Who
A total of 61 MU students were included in the latest edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.… read more

Trustee Jim Colon ’74 receives honorary doctorate from Grambling State University
Jim Colon ’74
, a member of the Board of Trustees, received an honorary doctorate of laws during Grambling State University’s commencement service in early May. … read more

Listen to your alma mater on the Chime wherever you are!
If you miss the sound of the alma mater being played on the University Chime, click here to download the song to your phone, and set it as your ringtone.

Manchester creates scrapbook on social media
Manchester has developed a social media outlet to share much of its storied history. From the MU Funderburg Library archives, we invite you to enjoy 125 years of Manchester University history. Click here

Popping the question
Did you become engaged on or near the Manchester campus? If so, we want to hear from you! Send your memories about where, when and how the question was popped to Ben Ogden at We will also consider using a digital photo of the two of you, if space allows. Photos must be appropriate and of sufficient quality.

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Homecoming 2014
Oct. 10 and 11

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