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Bee speaker comes to Manchester


Honey bee populations around the world are decreasing due to harmful pesticides and other choices humans make.

It is important to spread awareness and find a solution. Bees pollinate our crops; without them plants will be unable to grow, livestock will die and our main food sources will be depleted.

Members of Dr. Heather Schilling’s First Year Seminar Leadership for Social Change course at Manchester University collaborated on a week’s worth of bee-related events, starting with “Bee the Movement – What’s the Buzz about Bees?” with speaker David Young, founder of the sustainable farming Capstone Project in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans.

He served on the North Manchester Police Department, including five years as chief, before feeling the call to New Orleans.

The program is 5 p.m. Sunday, April 23, in the Jo Young Switzer Center, upper level. Overflow seating has also been reserved in Flory Auditorium of the Science Center. It is free and open to the public.

Other events include a science seminar, faculty-staff spelling bee and planting bee-friendly flowers.

Schilling is chair and director of Teacher Education at Manchester.

Sunday’s event part of the MU Values, Ideas and the Arts program at Manchester.


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Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Athletic Training, a Master of Pharmacogenomics and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy.  Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at

April 2017