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MU invites North Manchester to Nov. 30 tree-lighting celebration

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – Manchester University is inviting the neighbors over to join students, faculty and staff in celebrating the season of giving with its Tree-Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 30, in front of the Jo Young Switzer Center.

The Manchester Junior High School Choir performs at 6 p.m., with the tree lighting by President Dave McFadden at 6:25 p.m. Santa will arrive on a firetruck at 6:30 p.m.

There will be refreshments, photos with Santa, and a selfie station with MU mascot Manny. All festivities are free and open to the public.

The center is on East Street, on the east side of the North Manchester campus. Visitor parking is on the north side of the center and lots near the Physical Education and Recreation Center (PERC).

Manchester is a tobacco-free campus.

About Manchester University
Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to nearly 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Athletic Training, a Master of Pharmacogenomics and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy. It has students from 20 nations and is home to the world's first undergraduate peace studies program, established in 1948. Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at

November 2017