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Accession #MU2016/1
TopicPublic Relations: News Releases and News Clippings
TitlePublic Relations: News Releases and News Clippings
LocationRO Box #17, IS, Unit #9, Public Relations Shelves
CitationPublic Relations: News Releases and News Clippings, MU2016/1, Archives and Church of the Brethren Collection, Funderburg Library, Manchester University, North Manchester, Indiana.
AccessResearchers are responsible for determining copyright status of archived materials where this is relevant to their intended use of the materials.
ProvenanceRita Schroll, Office of College Advancement
Scope and Content

News releases and news clippings 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 -  2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003. Not all of these releases have been recorded.  More work is needed.

News Releases 1 October 2002 through 31 August 2003

Folder #1 – August 2003 – April 2003

August 2003 – ManchesterCollege researchers warn of society at risk: Unique study melds homelessness, health, hunger and dropout statistics.  MC students: Benjamin Leiter, Amy Fry-Miller, Erin McCourt.

August 2003 – WabashCounty economy continues on upswing, reports area economist. MC faculty:Richard Harshbarger.

22 August 2003 – ManchesterCollege continues as a “Best Value,” says U.S. News & World Report collegeguide. MC staff: Jeri Kornegay.

Undated – in folder with August 2003 – Plowshares brings three experts in conflictresolution to Indiana’s 3 peace colleges and Indianapolis Peace House.Plowshares faculty: Saoud El Mawla, Joseph Liechty, Timothy McElwee.

August 2003 – Arearesidents can see Mars from Morris Observatory on MC campus.

18 August 2003 – ManchesterSymphony Orchestra begins rehearsals for 65th season. MCfaculty: Robert Jones. MSO young artist winners: Abigail Falkiner, Robyn Jones.

25 July 2003 – ManchesterCollege accreditation renewed.

22 July 2003 – Newfinance chief joins Manchester College leadership. MC faculty: Jack Gochenaur.

16 July 2003 – Dr.Jill Long Thompson leaving Manchester College for D.C. think tank. MCfaculty: Jill Thompson.

16 July 2003 – ManchesterCollege awards $20,000 scholarships to spring graduates of 17 Indiana highschools. Scholarship recipients: Nathan Hunt, Joy Heimann, Daniel Stichter,Jeanette Burch, Molly Slocum, Jeremy Bugge, Jessica Stuckey, Maggie Scheiman,Clinton Bohm, Laura Wendel, Andrew Wallis, Brittany Reese, Michael Holler,Travis Schamber, Julie Gidley, Elizabeth Calaway, Megan Frick.

13 July 2003 – ManchesterCollege art students make Fort Wayne streets their canvas. MC students:Sabrina Frantzreb, Alicia South.

13 July 2003 – MCParade float captures another trophy.

Circa 6 July 2003 – Untitled – News Release on the deathof former MC faculty member Paul Keller.  “Dr. Keller was the father of the conflictresolution element of Manchester College’s Peace Studies Program.”

3 July 2003 – ManchesterCollege announces its spring 2003 Dean’s List of Honor Students. List of MCDean’s List Honor Students from 2003.

Circa 4 July 2003 – Fourthof July brings annual free North Manchester Civic Band concert, fireworksdisplay at college. Manchester Civic Band director: Reg Smith.

Circa 30 May 2003 – Fourmen receive Manchester College Alumni Association’s highest honor. MCalumni: Robert Biggs, Dennis Cory, John Holl, Howard Johnston.

Circa 25 May 2003 – Arearesident receives Manchester College degree. MC students: Margo Miller,Wade Jagger, Rachael Waas.

Undated – in folder with May 2003 – 2003 Indiana Graduates of Manchester College. List of MC graduatesfrom 2003.

Undated – possibly 21 May 2003 – Age, distance no barrier for those coming to Manchester College’sAlumni Days.

Undated – possibly 20 May 2003 – Graduation Pledge supporters seek socially, environmentally friendlyjobs. Pledge Alliance coordinator: Neil Wollman. MC student: Dana Nixon.

Undated – possibly 6 May 2003 – French Ministry of Education selects Manchester College senior to teachEnglish. MC student: Janet Wasson.

Undated – possibly 6 May 2003 – Manchester College celebrates its scholars Monday, May 12 with HonorsConvocation. MC faculty: Katharine Ings, William Day, Barbara Ehrherdt,Jeffrey Watanabe. MC students: Elizabeth Allen, Wade Jagger.

Undated – possibly 5 May 2003 – Manchester College spring grads capture national Fulbright grants: Thecampus continues its stronghold in Fulbright performance. MC students:Elizabeth Allen, Sara Kerkhoff, Penny Heddings. MC faculty: H. Kendall Rogers.

Undated – possibly 2 May 2003 – Manchester College Dean’s Symposium awards five students for researchpresentations.  MC students: LynnHefner, Andrew Hodges, Heather Barto, Brittan Frey, Sara Kerkhoff.

Undated – possibly 1 May 2003 – Manchester College choirs to perform in three states for annual springconcert tour. MC student: Nicholas Reynolds. MC faculty: Debra Lynn.

Undated – possibly 30 April 2003 – Spring concert of Manchester Symphony features three Manchester Collegestudent artists. MC students: Amanda Myers-Walls, Kim Reuter, NickReynolds. MC faculty: Robert Jones.

Undated – possibly 25 April 2003 – Wabash County industry and civic leader, noted archivist to receivehonorary degrees at Manchester College graduation. Recipients: HenryLeander, Gene Gressley.

Undated – possibly 24 April 2003 – Manchester High All-Star cheerleader receives $20,000 ManchesterCollege scholarship. MHS student: Brittany Flinn.

Undated – possibly 24 April 2003 – Manchester college scholar Bhagavan wins praise for book on colonialIndia. MC faculty: Manu Bhagavan.

Undated – possibly 23 April 2003 – Manchester College brings carnival, spring musical and Sundae in thePark to community May 2-4 weekend.

Undated – possibly 22 April 2003 – Manchester College students to hear eyewitness Holocaust accounts onApril 28. Speakers: Doris Fogel, Betty Stein, Jeff Gubitz.

Undated – possibly 15 April 2003 – 80 youths compete in Wabash County Math Contest hosted by ManchesterCollege. Winners: Jessamy Rogers, Eric Stearly, David Cable, Joe Grizzle,Evan Bowman, Chelsea Rethlake, Caroline Andersen, Reily Blatz, Krystal Clay,Danielle Taylor, Andrew Swanson, Sara Webb, Dara Biehl, Was Dunnagan, JoshAmburgy.

Undated – possibly 8 April 2003 – Manchester College to perform Snoop!!! The Musical as theater-in-the-round. MC faculty: ScottStrode. MC students: Robert Bucher, Nicholas Reynolds, Kimberly Reuter, RachelMcFadden, Amanda Myers-Walls, Grant Merrell, Heidi Calabrese, Megan Hineline.

Undated – possibly 1 April 2003 – Manchester College offers Operation Connect for area families withloved ones serving in Iraq war. MC staff: Jeri Kornegay.

 Folder #2 – March 2003 – December 2002

Undated – possibly 20 March 2003 – Wabash County’s industrial production rose in 2002, reports areaeconomist, former MC professor. MC faculty: Richard Harshbarger.

Undated – possibly 20 March 2003 – Manchester College’s residence halls are best in state.  MC students: Shyla Russell, Joshua Emerson,Brenda Simler, Christa Owens, Kenneth Speed, Leslie Appenzeller, Jason Smiley,Matthew Cross, David Guillen.

Undated – possibly 20 March 2003 – Manchester College student receives grant for community volunteerprojects. MC student: Adam Moore.

Undated – possibly 18 March 2003 – Manchester College honors nine for philanthropy: A trustee, a formerpresident, the campus food service and four students cited. MC students:Andrew Heater, Kathleen Brandon, Laura Fischer, Adam Moore. Former MCPresident: A. Blair Helman. MC Trustee: Michael Jarvis.

Undated – possibly 7 March 2003 – Controversial free speech scholar Stanley Fish keynotes ManchesterCollege’s Discussion Day.

Undated – possibly 21 February 2003 – Manchester College’s CPA grads rank No. 3nationally. MC faculty: Janis Fahs.

29 January 2003 – ManchesterCollege releases fall Dean’s List. List of MC Deans’ List students.

23 January 2003 – Unsinkable Women docks its nationwide Titanic tour at Manchester College.

15 January 2003 – ManchesterCollege presents fourth annual Madrigal Dinner & Masque. MC students:Kim Reuter, Grant Merrell, Robby Bucher, Tyler Secor, Sayo Oshogwemoh, BradBohnstedt, Carey Konkle, Nick Reynolds, Kari Brinkmeier, Penny Hedding, SteveHarshman, Trish Bowers, Amanda Myers-Wealls, Dennis Gates, Micole Cataldo,Jennifer Hann, Dennae Lytle, Seth Hendricks, Beth Allen. MC faculty: DebraLynn.

9 January 2003 – Manchestertrustees respond to Lilly Endowment challenge with $1 million. MC Trustee:David Haist.

10 January 2003 – Manchesterholds 5th annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration service. MCstaff: Sonia Smith.

19 December 2002 – Dropin 90s street crime told only half the story, says Manchester Collegeresearchers. MC faculty: Neil Wollman, James Brumbaugh-Smith, Brad Yoder.Former MC students: Dustin Brown, Heidi Gross, Ben Long.

Undated – possibly 19 December 2002 – Manchester College grads continue to findjobs in a tough market. MC staff: Stuart Jones, William Rhudy.

Undated – possibly 17 December 2002 – Parents can help their children with school,say Community Foundation and Manchester College. MC faculty: RustyCoulter-Kern.

12 December 2002 – ManchesterCollege students take children’s theatre on the road in January. MCfaculty: Scott Strode. MC students: Noah Kinsey, Tara Bickel, Megan Hineline,Nikki Schiller, Holly George, Jacob Ramirez, Carey Konkle.

11 December 2002 – Long-timeManchester College administrative assistant for students takes her leave, anddesk, too. MC staff: Lorraine Slifer.

9 December 2002 – FormerManchester College economics professor predicts continued slow growth feuled byindustry electrical demand. Former MC faculty: Richard Harshbarger.

9 December 2002 – Poetry,photographs of homes by Manchester College print director appear in Hoosieranthologies. MC staff: Joy Groninger.

Folder #3 – November 2002 – October 2002

27 November 2002 – It’sChristmas at Manchester College with concerts, chapels, decorated trees. MCfaculty: Scott Tomlinson, Debra Lynn. MC alumni: Max Douglas, Joyce Wheeler.

26 November 2002 – Nationalforeign language society honors 16 at Manchester College. MC students: MaryBean, Rebecca Bowman, Rachel Campbell, Eric Christiansen, Maria Contreras,Forest Etsler, Rachel Frank, Wade Jagger, Sara Kerkhoff, Kate Miller, MargoMiller, Stace Nicholson, Nathan Shull, Erica Sweitzer, Julie Wiezeke, HeidiZawadski.

25 November 2002 – A Celtic Christmas promises to delight with Irish stepdancing,music, storytelling.

Circa 21 November 2002 – Top baccalaureate professor in nation at Manchester College. MCfaculty: James Adams, John Planer. MC student: Amos Rodriguez. MC Alumni: LoaTraxler, Ejenobo Oke.

15 November 2002 – Statehealth, PE organization honors Manchester College professor, student. MCstudent: Misty Minniear. MC faculty: Lana Groombridge.

7 November 2002 – ManchesterCollege to present Taize service. MC faculty and staff: Greg Clark, SoniaSmith, Jim Chinworth. MC students: Brenda Simler, Megan Allen, EricChristiansen, Patricia Bowers, Sidury Christiansen.

7 November 2002 – Untitled – News release about eventsfor National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

25 October 2002 – “Who’sWho” names 36 Manchester College students: Campus nominating committees selecttheir best. List of selected MC students for the 2002 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in AmericanUniversities and Colleges attached.

30 October 2002 – NorthManchester, its Scouts and Manchester College unite to fight hunger: Food driveis Nov. 16, followed by a dramatic ‘Hunger Banquet.’

23 October 2002 – NewIntercultural Center offers connections for diverse Manchester Collegecommunity. MC faculty and staff: Peter Gitau, Jo Switzer.

21 October 2002 – ManchesterCollege instructor from Columbia City receives scholarship. MC faculty:Korrine Gust.

18 October 2002 – ManchesterSymphony Orchestra season opens with music from the masters: Oct. 27performance features violinist from Chester String Quartet.

14 October 2002 – Manchestersymphonic band embarks on Illinois concert tour. MC faculty: ScottTomlison.

9 October 2002 – ManchesterCollege names 2002 football cheerleaders: North Manchester native will coachthe squad. MC staff: Laura Sloop. MC students: Jerilyn Girardi, HeatherCampbell, Crystal Feller, Heather Hill, Gretchen Imhoff, Stephanie McPike,Jamie Mynhier, Tiffany Rinker.

9 October 2002 – ManchesterCollege set for 82st Homecoming celebration. MC staff: Gary Montel. MCalumni: Marv Eastland, Elaine Shafer, Jane Bridges. Professor emeritus: EdMiller.

7 October 2002 – ManchesterCollege grads post five of Top 10 scores on Indiana CPA exam. MC students: Scott Schmucker, Jonathan Harding, Travis Himes, Matthew Peterson, MichaelRitchie.

4 October 2002 – SixManchester College eomen deliver 45 telephone monologues in fall play “Belles”:Three performances scheduled duringHomecoming weekend. MC faculty: Scott Strode. MC Students: Katherine Leese, Sarah Oren, Janet Wasson, Amanda Myers-Walls, Rachael Wass Smith, Rachel McFadden, Brad Vah.

2 October 2002 – MC students track Indiana political campaigns. MC staff: Leonard Williams.

Compiled by Student Intern, Sarah Carman, February 2014.

News Releases


Folder - August 2000- August 2001 –

Partial Listing from 16 August 2000- 27 November 2000:


16 August 2000- Former MC Professor Writes Book About Local Church. MC Faculty: Bill Eberly.


29 August 2000- Musical Groups Seek Musicians, Singers: Manchester Symphony Orchestra, Choral Society seek performers. MC Faculty: Robert Jones, Ning An, Debra Lynn.


31 August 2000- MC Grad Earns State’s Highest CPA Exam Score: Columbia City’s Juli Helm captures top spot; 2 others place in Top 10. MC students: Juli Helm, Jack Beatty, Ryan Bontrager, Amy Fischer, Michael Riedeman. MC Faculty: Jan Fahs.


1 September 2000- U.S. News Names MC “Best Value,” “Best College”: Manchester College earns 2 national rankings. MC President: Parker G. Marden.


4 September 2000- MC Selected to Host Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence: Dr. Perbi to teach Women in African and Slavery courses. MC Faculty: Dr. Akosua Perbi. MC Staff: Jo Young Switzer.


5 September 2000- MC Grad Earns State’s Highest CPA Exam Score: Columbia City’s Juli Helm captures top spot; 2 others place in Top 10. MC students: Juli Helm, Jack Beatty, Ryan Bontrager, Amy Fischer, Michael Riedeman. MC Faculty: Jan Fahs.


6 September 2000- Manchester College Students Volunteer 9,145 Hours in 1999-2000: Students contribute record volunteer hours to on and off campus projects.


6 September 2000- Wabash County’s Economy Stays on Limited Growth Pattern: Economic growth rose 3 percent in past six months. MC Faculty: Richard Harshbarger.


8 September 2000- MC Faculty/Staff Pledge $867,000 Toward Capital Campaign: Campaign goals now focus on science building, union, and Winger Recital Hall. MC Staff: Mary Chrastil.


11 September 2000- Manchester College Announces New Faculty and Promotions: 8 new faculty members join college. New MC Faculty: Dr. Marcie Coulter-Kern, Dr. Russel Coulter-Kern, Dr. Lee Krahenbul, Heidi Lombardo, Jeremy Markham, Akosua Perbi, Dr. Scott Stan, Dr. R. Scott Tomlison, Heather Twomey. MC Faculty: Marcia Benjamin, Janis Fahs, Kathryn Malee, Doris Stephenson, John Bales, James Streator.


11 September 2000- Manchester College Announces New Staff Members. New MC Staff: Sara Dickey, Ryan Casey, Valerie Hanson, Laura Rayer Kelsey, Rebecca Kreps, Laurel Moreland, Laura Pechta, Chrys Perieida, Erin Reeb, Melissa Smith, Phaedra Sumpter.


15 September 2000- Total Enrollment Up at Manchester College: Fallenrollments of 1,132 students is highest since 1991. MC Staff: Dave McFadden.


26 September 2000- MC Professors Host DebateWatch Sessions: DebateWatch sessions let voters talk about the candidates and the issues. MC Faculty: Dr. Mary Lahman, Dr. Leonard Williams.


26 September 2000- Local Student Cast in Fall Play at Manchester College: “Harvey” takes to the stage at 8 p.m. Oct. 12-14. “Harvey” Cast List: Katie Aguilar, Leslie Cantrell, Joe Dilling, Jenna Fairchild, Kristen Morris, Melinda Potts, Francisco Ramirez, Dan Royer, Josh Spall, Brad Thompson, Rachel Waas Smith, Janet Wasson.


26 September 2000- Local Student Named Graduate Assistant at MC: Meadors, Patch begin accounting assistantship. MC Alumni: Stephanie Meadors, Jason Patch.


28 September 2000- Public Programs Announced at Manchester College: 2000-2001 season begins Oct. 19. Performing: Darryl Taylor, Battle Creek Boy choir.


29 September 2000- MC Awarded $2 Million to Identify and Cultivate Talented, Religiously Committed Leaders: Lilly Endowment awards grants to 20 colleges and universities; MC grant is a collaboration with 7 others. Endowment’s vice president for religion: Craig Dykstra. MC President: Parker G. Marden.


5 October 2000- Manchester College Offers Indoor Walking Program: PERC open to seniors year-round. MU Faculty: Kim Duchane.


5 October 2000- Manchester College Hosts Annual College Fair: More than 30 colleges represented on Oct. 18.


6 October 2000- Comedy “Harvey” Takes to the Stage at Manchester College: Fall play is 8 p.m. Oct. 12-14.


6 October 2000- Manchester College Selects Student Orientation Leaders: Local student named an orientation leader. MC Student SOLs: Lindsey Bellino, Brandi Dinkins, Brooke Gregg, Khara Hamilton, Mark Heiden, Carrie Hummer, Julie Jovevski, Shannon Karn, Melissa McGinley, Kristen Morris, Kevin Myers, Tara Niles, Alicia Osterlund, Cami Painton, Matthew Peterson, Elisabeth Posthuma, Jennifer Rixman, Amy Rogers, Sarah Scholfield, Christina Stephan, Ashley Thompson, Perry Waggoner.


6 October 2000- Ghosts, Goblins, Spooky Tales Take Center Stage at MC: Victorian Halloween Show starts 2000- 2001 Public Program Series at Manchester College.


6 October 2000- Local Student Participation in Spartan Leadership Academy: First-year student at Manchester College sharpens leadership skills. MC Students: David Bohn, Christina Buchanan, Brooke Carlson, Elizabeth Garrett, Erica Glunt, Kevin Hanes, Mitchell Herniak, Hayley Howard, Sarah Huffman, Branden Jarosch, Zachary Lear, Ashley Matusak, Sarah Miller, Christina Millikan, Andrea Minix, Brian Minix, Kristen Records, Cathryn Reinoehl, Emily Salinas, Jill Siekman, Chad Walker, Mary Weldon, Jennifer Wilson.


16 October 2000- Indy’s Allyson Keller First Woman Resident Assistant: Keller is R.A. in Manchester College’s Schwalm Hall. MC Student: Allyson Keller. MC Staff: Bill Rhudy.


18 October 2000- Fortville Native’s Internship Takes her to D.C.: Kelli Scrogham works as a media coordinator for the American Legion Boys Nation Program. MC Student: Kelli Scrogham.


19 October 2000- SHAPE Club Officers Announced At Manchester College: Local student elected to post. MC Students: Heather Imhoff, Steve McGaffney, Doc Nash, Jenny Newhart, Steve Quaderer, Kacey Schroeder.


19 October 2000- Manchester College Announces Homecoming Court: Local student among court. MC Students: Carla Fraley, Aaron Lahman, Sarah Coon, Eric Holsopple, Nicole Bearman, Jim Butler, Clint Dickason, Amos Frye, Khara Hamilton, Adam Hohman, Scott Long, Kevin Myers, Tiffany Ozbun, Jennifer Rixman, Jessica Rixman, Clyde Smith, Tasha White.


20 October 2000- Pianist Headlines MSO’s Season Opener at Manchester College: Manchester Symphony Orchestra’s 62nd season begins Sunday, Oct. 29. MC Faculty: Robert Jones.


23 October 2000- Hispanic Celebration Planned at Manchester College: Food, music part of Oct. 28 festivities.


26 October 2000- Concert Band Hits the Road for the 15th Year: Band tour begins Nov. 9; MC concert is Nov. 12.


31 October 2000- Saxophonist Kris Brownlee Delivers Senior Recital: Free recital is 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. MC Student: Kris Brownlee.


2 November 2000- MC’s Athletic Training Program Earns Accreditation: Program meets nationally established standards. MC Faculty: Dr. Mark Huntington.


2 November 2000- Garver Hall Residents Raising Toys, Money for Riley Families: MC students’ efforts benefit families with children at Riley Hospital for Children.


6 November 2000- MC Students Sponsor Town-Wide Food Drive: North Manchester residents asked to provide food donations on Nov. 11; MC students attempting to collect a ton of goods for 2 agencies in a separate drive. MC Staff: Jim Chinworth, Drew Jones.


6 November 2000- North Manchester Community Leaders Gather for Founders’ Day at MC: Founders’ Day celebrates the Nov. 5, 1889, beginnings of Manchester College. MC President: Parker G. Marden.


14 November 2000- Pinckney Student Attends Radiohead Concert in L.A.: Manchester College student Rachael Waas Smith’s friend wins an all-expense trip to the City of Angels. MC Student: Rachael Waas Smith.


15 November 2000- MC’s ACS Chapter Earns Honorable Mention: American Chemical Society campus chapter cited for its 1999-2000 activities. MC Faculty: Dr. Susan Klein.


22 November 2000- Manchester College Students Named to Who’s Who: Local student among those included. MC Student: Shirin Ansari.


22 November 2000- Winter Choral Concert and Holiday Extravaganza set at MC: Manchester College hosts music department concert and Manchester Symphony Orchestra’s 6th annual holiday show. MC Faculty: Dr. Debra Lynn, Bob Jones.


27 November 2000- Local MC Student Helps Homeschoolers get Physical: Local student plans activities in Manchester College’s PEP. MC Student: Jenny Newhart.


Compiled by Haley Steinhilber,

Student Worker in the Archives,

November 2014.


Date of AccessionUnknown
Bio History NoteI believe that at one time Public Relations was part of Advancement.  These notebooks were kept in the basement of the Administration building in closets near Advancement and Public Relations.
Archivist Note

Intake by Jeanine Wine, 28 September 2012 and identified as ROSeptember2012/25.

News Releases 1 October 2002 through 31 August 2003

Folder #1 – August 2003 – April 2003 - compiled by Student Intern, Sarah Carman, February 2014 and edited by Jeanine M. Wine, archivist.


Folder - August 2000-August 2002 - Partial Listing From 16 August 2000 - 27 November 2000 compiled by student worker in the archives, Haley Steinhilber, November 2014 and edited by Jeanine M. Wine, archivist.

Formerly ROSeptember2012/25, and now MU2016/1


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