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Civil rights legend Andrew Young to dedicate center at Manchester

Spartans For Life Homecoming 2018 is Sept. 28-29 at both campuses of Manchester University.

Here are a few highlights for the North Manchester campus:

  • May Day 1953, Jean Childs and Andrew YoungRibbon cutting for the Jean Childs Young Intercultural Center with Ambassador Andrew Young at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. It is free and open to the public. No registration needed.
  • “The Meeting” one-act play imagining a meeting between the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. The event at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 begins with a brief conversation between Ambassador Young and Manchester President Dave McFadden. It is in Cordier Auditorium. It is free and open to the public. No registration. 
  • The golf outing is 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28 at Sycamore Golf Club.
  • The Alumni Honor Banquet is 5 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Jo Young Switzer Center. Fort Wayne Councilman Glynn Hynes, Manchester Class of 1973, will receive the Alumni Honor Award and 2001 graduate Alicia Roberts Baird of Indianapolis will receive the Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award.
  • Athletic Hall of Fame inductions followed by lunch begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 29 in the Switzer Center.
    Peace Studies Institute honors Fannie Lou Hamer at 10 a.m. Sept. 29 in the Gladdys Muir Peace Garden.
  • Tailgate before the game is at 10 a.m. Sept. 29 inside the track.
  • Kickoff against Earlham College is 1:30 p.m. Sept. 29
  • Environmental Studies honors Jerry and Melinda Sweeten  at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Log Cabin
  • The classes of ’73, ’78, ’83, ’88, ’93, ’98, ’03, ’07 and ’13 will have reunions.

    For more information or to register: link.manchester.edu/homecomin

Here are a few highlights at the Fort Wayne campus:

  • Free health screenings
  • Cookout
    Activities for children

Most Homecoming events are 5-8 p.m. Sept. 28 at the campus, 10627 Diebold Road.

“The Meeting” play will be 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30. Young will not speak at the Sunday performance.

About Manchester

Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., is a northeast Indiana leader in health science education. It offers more than 60 areas of academic study to nearly 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics, a Master of Athletic Training a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy and a four-year dual degree in pharmacy and pharmacogenomics.  Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu . 

For the media
You are welcome on either campus to cover Homecoming-related events. Please wear your press credentials prominently. If you don’t have press ID, and you want visuals from the ribbon cutting with Andrew Young, I will be on hand with name tags. The center is named for his late wife, Jean Childs Young, who graduated from Manchester in 1954.

September 2018