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January 2023 

MU offers loan repayment safety net for Wabash County high school grads
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Presidential Search Committee to offer update
Winger renovation gets $1.5 million boost
Opera Workshop performances are Feb. 4
Manchester marks 55-year Martin Luther King Jr. speech anniversary Feb. 1
Hundreds to compete at Science Olympiad 

December 2022 

Manchester University begins search for 16th president
Manchester announces $20 million Fort Wayne expansion 
Harmon receives Distinguished Service Award
MU students selected for band at national conference
Gordon elected as a Distinguished Fellow
MU student panel discusses biodiversity plan
Funderburg and PALNI celebrate 30 years of excellence

November 2022 

MU launches launches esports management business minor
Gurung research on resettlement published in peace journal
McKenna-Buchanan joins CSCA Executive Board
Manchester waives fall 2023 enrollment deposit
Oke exhibit shares her joy ‘In the Garden’
Local choirs join MSO for Gloria! concert
Tree-Lighting Ceremony features choir, Santa, Manny
MU, GenXys partner for pharmacogenomics awareness, education
Knapp elected president of higher ed business officers association

October 2022 

Founders Day celebration is Nov. 4
MU asks community to help crush hunger
Spartan Smash tourney expected to draw 200 high school players
Campaign announcement 2022MU announces ‘Manchester Bold’ $45 million campaign
President Dave McFadden shares plan to retire in 2023
Duke Energy Foundation gives MU $10,000 for agroecology initiative
Focus on Faith: We Own This Now is Nov. 10 at Manchester
Monster Mash, Haunted Forest are Oct. 24
Fall Career Fair is Oct. 20
Tim Reed works accepted to national, international conferences, festivals

September 2022 

Manchester pharmacy team wins spot in national competition
Sieon RobertsManchester gets $1 million for NxtGen on Campus
Forman named maintenance and grounds director
Legends concert features 'Peter and the Wolf'
Nursing students celebrate ‘Signing Day’ with Parkview Health
Fukuda-Parr kicks off UN Sustainable Development Goals Series at Manchester
Bestselling author Kali Fajardo-Anstine to speak at Manchester
Manchester PGx to maintain new national drug-gene database

August 2022 

Manchester PGx to maintain new national drug-gene database
Forman named Garber Staff Member of the Year
Manchester launches Doctor of Physical Therapy
Manchester announces fall Value, Ideas and the Arts series

July 2022 

Tim Reed’s video accepted for international festival
Gurung, Brown join peace studies
MU invites high school students to Spartan Smash tourney
Manchester Symphony Orchestra makes DEI gains in 84th season
Manchester  offers Virtual Pharmacy Days

June 2022

‘A Family Portrait’ gets standing ovation at Carnegie Hall
Black and Gold Day welcomes first-year students

May 2022

Brumbaugh-Smith appointed to endowed chair in mathematical sciences
MSNGx preps for Fall 2023 with Director Laura Bollinger 
Twomey named dean of Gilbert College of Business
Manchester to honor front-line workers at 2022 Commencement
Spartans win top spots in national sales competition
Manchester honors Keim, Marlatt at Celebrate Education Ceremony

April 2022

Alexis Schmidt  and Manny Black Gold 2021Manchester hosts MSO's Spaces world premiere
Rich receives Distinguished Teaching Award
Manchester esports Smash team to compete for national cup
Manchester names Trovinger pharmacy distance pathway director
Manchester  Black & Gold Day orientation is June 13
Early May means music at Manchester
Help name Manchester's newest gathering space
24th annual Student Research Symposium is April 28
Two-day festival brings new music, composers to Manchester
Manchester sets dedication of building in honor of first Black students
Carmel senior wins Multicultural Excellence in Leadership Award at Manchester University
Debra Lynn invited to conduct her oratorio at Carnegie Hall
Commencment vs welcome weekManchester 2022 Commencement is May 21
Manchester offers theater workshop at Eagles ballroom
Manchester offers robotics, coding summer camps for kids
Peace Week is April 18-23
Giving Day 2022 is Wednesday, April 20
Manchester esports Smash wins 3rd straight Great Lakes championship

March 2022

United Nations poster (2)Walling wins full-ride Honors Scholarship to Manchester
Cordier VIA explores MU's deep connection to the UN

Marlatt selected for YLNI Leadership Institute
‘Debra Lynn and Friends’ take the stage April 1
Dargo selected for YLNI Leadership Institute
VIA: CommuniKate: ArtAlive comes to Manchester April 11
It’s a Woman’s World’ musical to debut at Manchester
Five join Manchester University Board of Trustees
Fisher selected for YLNI  Leadership Institute

February 2022

MSO concert pays tribute to historic Black female composer 
Panel will explore the experiences of students of color
Time capsule in cornerstone credit Manchester UniversitySurprise find: Time capsule hidden in 1889 cornerstone
Noureldin wins ‘New Investigator’ award
Senior Art Show features works by Chelsea Waltermire
MU students aid Difference Matters author Brenda J. Allen
ECR conflict transformation workshop offered at Manchester
Erickson-Pesetski to speak about volunteering at juvenile prison
Janina Traxler: Holy Grail legend lives on, evolves

January 2022

Manchester, Northridge take top honors at Science Olympiad Invitational
Manchester offers lighthearted Gianni Schicchi opera Feb. 12
Five Spartans perform with Indiana Intercollegiate Band 
Fall 2021 Dean's List
Martin Luther King, Jr Speaks at ManchesterMU hosts Polar Plunge to aid Special Olympics Indiana
Robust VIA series leads off with MLK ceremony
Manchester locks undergraduate tuition
Remembrance ceremony for Administration Building is Jan. 21
Pharmacogenomics at Manchester most popular in U.S.
Manchester hosts high school Science Olympiad

December 2021

Manchester pharmacy dean elected to chair AACP Council of Deans
Pharmacy student’s coloring book inspires children to see themselves in careers
MU  Giving Tuesday raises more than $94,000

November 2021

Eight high school students take top spots in Spartan Smash tourney
Manchester partners with global provider of genetic testing solutions
Smash champs fall 2021Couple champions nursing with labs, scholarships 
Manchester Symphony Orchestra whips up Holiday Concert
Music Department offers holiday concerts
Link Gallery offers art focusing on an indigenous identity
Manchester esports Smash team wins championship
MU offers full-ride Multicultural Excellence in Leadership Scholarship
Manchester adds nutrition sciences major in fall 2022
Tree Lighting on the Mall is Nov. 17
MU presents It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play
Winter checklist: Prepare before you hit the road

Diversity and Inclusion Visit DayOctober 2021

MU to celebrate Founders Day with Nov. 5 parade
MU takes on U Can Crush Hunger 2021
Step Afrika! kicks off November VIA series
Board of Trustees adopts Anti-Racism Statement
Theatre Society offers ‘The View’ psychological thriller
VIA to focus on Afghan refugee crisis
Students organize event to recruit and promote diversity and inclusion
Manchester University Monster Mash is Oct. 28
New pharmacy students receive white coats
Beam named associate dean of graduate life sciences

September 2021

Homecoming Concert is Oct. 8
Manchester to name Academic Center in honor of first Black students

Alumnus to speak at Manchester about growing sustainability
Lincoln Society 1903Manchester Symphony Orchestra issues Invitation to the Dance
La Orquesta Sinfónica de Manchester hace una Invitación a la Danza
Collins joins Manchester as director of institutional effectiveness
Manchester ties for top undergraduate teaching school in Indiana
Diesburg features farms in Manchester exhibit, presentation
Cunningham, Ganger to perform Sept. 18
Manchester Symphony Orchestra announces 83rd season
Custodial staff wins Garber Staff Member of the Year Award


August 2021

Rolle named director of student diversity and inclusion
Manchester esports team doubles, moves to larger arena
Manchester to require masks, effective immediately


July 2021

Manchester to build tower for Chime’s 100th anniversary

Chime / Manchester University Archives

June 2021

Spring 2021 Undergraduate Dean's List
North Manchester fireworks are July 3 at high school
Manchester, Indiana Tech partner on dual pharmacy MBA program


Manchester awards first full-ride Multicultural Excellence scholarship

Brianna Howard 2021

May 2021

$1.2 million bequest to provide scholarships at Manchester 
Manchester student researches remote learning formats during COVID
MSO concert offers music from around the world
Magical Melodies concert features operatic soprano, tenor
Manchester University to honor Robinson, Ford at Commencement

April 2021

Alumni join Board of Trustees
Lynn arrangement to premiere at Caribbean Lyric Festival
Manchester University Giving Day is April 21
Manchester University Theatre Society offers ‘No Exit’
#StopAsianHate message from President Dave McFadden
Manchester names department for Marvin Bittinger
Manchester University Esports Smash wins first championship
Manchester to host COVID vaccine clinic
Manchester sets in-person graduation ceremonies

March 2021

Manchester hosts virtual, in-person events for prospective nursing students
Manchester plans to open fully for fall semester
SJ Henderson joins Manchester as CARE director
Manchester launches two nursing programs
Manchester University choirs perform March 18
Jazz, symphonic bands perform March 12
MSO offers Beethoven's belated birthday bash March 14
Manchester offers remote learning pathway for pharmacy students
32 organizations sign up for Manchester virtual career fair
Manchester students named to Dean’s List for fall 2020
Spring break 2021

February 2021

MLK speaker Glynn Hines featured on WBOI Presents
Huntington honored with Professional Excellence award
Penguin Point fundraiser aids Manchester University

January 2021

Manchester Spring Convocation: Challenges of fall can guide success in the spring
Employers invited to Manchester Virtual Career Fair
Manchester waives fall 2021 pharmacy enrollment deposit
MLK speaker focuses on Black experience, organizing
Manchester waives enrollment deposit for fall 2021
Hamer gift to add endowed music professorship at Manchester
Bhupinder Singh is named founding director of physical therapy doctoral program 

December 2020

Norwell senior Colleen Caylor wins full-ride Honors Scholarship
Manchester says ‘thank you’ to health care professionals
WPTA: Manchester's Trent Towne answers COVID-19 vaccine questions
Manchester Giving Tuesday pulls in record $75,108
First-gen student at Manchester is Realizing the Dream in STEM field
Lynn to conduct ‘A Family Portrait’ at Carnegie Hall

November 2020

Manchester honors class (re)imagines leadership in Dec. 8 program
Manchester freezes tuition for 2021-22 academic year
MU communication findings featured at national conference
Manchester adds Fortnite to varsity-level eSports
Manchester wins 2020 U Can Crush Hunger campaign
Jazz, percussion ensembles perform Nov. 19
New MU scholarship honors Multicultural Excellence in Leadership
Manchester Symphony Orchestra offers ‘Winter Air’ Nov. 16
Manchester joins ‘The Year We Left Home’ author for statewide virtual event

October 2020

MU fall choral concert is Nov. 1
Manchester creates full-ride Honors Scholarship
2020 trick-or-treat canceled; can collection continues
Manchester eliminates tuition costs for many incoming Indiana undergrads
Doss joins MU as student diversity and inclusion coordinator
Cancer Services nominates Calinski for leadership award
Lahman writes classroom chapter in ‘The Handbook of Listening’

September 2020

$1 million grant to help add doctor of physical therapy
Hetrick named staff member of the year
We're No, 1! Manchester wins spirit award
U.S. News and World Report: Manchester is among the best colleges in the Midwest
Virtual 5K kicks off Manchester 2020 Homecoming
Manchester honors top pharmacy preceptors

August 2020

Pollonais named director of diversity and inclusion at Manchester
Princeton Review names Manchester a ‘Best in the Midwest’ university

Role grows for Manchester pharmacy dean
Manchester names Rospond as department chair, associate dean in Pharmacy Programs
Spartans United Pledge
Manchester University announces reopening plan
Manchester eSports joins Great Lakes conference

July 2020

HCAC decision leads to changes in Manchester athletics programs
Intern from Fort Wayne aids Boston adults seeking transition from no job or underemployed to lasting careers
Manchester student from Rochester has summer internship helping clients in West Virginia public defender’s office 
University presidents gather with Indiana state, city and civic leaders in virtual summit on anti-racism and community safety
Case named dean of arts and sciences at Manchester
417 on Dean’s List at Manchester University
Longtime Manchester University professors retire

June 2020

Manchester offers online COVID-19 summer course for incoming students
Manchester announces faculty promotions, tenure decisions

North Manchester July 4 fireworks move to high school
Dargo named program director of Master of Athletic Training
Manchester University sets record on Giving Day 2020
Celia Cook-Huffman joins Manchester as VP for academic affairs

May 2020

Manchester responds to COVID-19 with free tuition plan
Manchester University announces plan to open in fall 2020
Twomey named to endowed chair in MU College of Business
Manchester to launch population health major in fall

April 2020

Students at Oak Leaves win statewide press awards
Manchester pharmacogenomics students volunteer at Patients Choice Laboratories
MU dance marathon goes online to aid Riley Hospital for Children 
COVID-19 pandemic fast tracks Manchester pharmacy graduation
Manchester University pharmacy camp goes online
Manchester University moves 2020 Commencement to fall
Campus pantry delivers food to Manchester students in time of COVID-19
Manchester undergrads get pass/no pass option for semester

March 2020

MU donates 2,000 gloves for COVID-19 response
Manchester waives enrollment deposit for fall
Manchester University donates masks, gowns to Parkview Wabash Hospital
Manchester University expands COVID-19 response (March 17)
MU dance marathon to aid Riley Hospital for Children
Pollonais to perform Songs of the Islands, celebrate Caribbean culture

February 2020

Taste of Africa offered March 7 at Manchester University
Manchester University to honor Steve Ford at 2020 Commencement
Speaker explores Harry Potter, The Hunger Games through lens of peace studies
Manchester offers online graduate PGx certificate for health care professionals
Five join Manchester University Board of Trustees
Manchester University Theatre Society offers variety show
MU stages collegiate debut of Stewart Copeland opera, offers VIA
Spartan Smash high school eSports tourney is Feb. 29

January 2020

Manchester hosts Tournées international film festival
Manchester hosts Polar Plunge to aid Special Olympics
Humphries is top Collegiate Music Educator in Indiana
Workplace fatigue in summer camp is seminar topic
Voice for grassroots organizing is MLK speaker at Manchester
Martin Luther King Jr.'s last address on a campus was at Manchester
Employers invited to register for Manchester Career Fair 
389 on fall 2019 Dean’s List at Manchester University
Kaopuiki joins Manchester as vice president for enrollment, marketing
Spartan Regiment marching band to take the field in 2020
Manchester University starts spring semester with ‘brilliant’ challenge
Manchester invites high school students to submit compositions
Hundreds of students to compete at Manchester Science Olympiad 

December 2019

Young promoted to assistant vice president at Manchester University
3 at MU  elected to AACP leadership roles
Lilly Endowment gives Manchester $100,000 planning grant
First-generation scholarship winner Allred is ‘Realizing the Dream’
Manchester offers Pharmacy Camp for high school students
Manchester senior Francois selected as Schwarzman Scholar
Manchester announces plan for academic program changes

November 2019

Schilling to speak about how she lives the Manchester mission 
MU celebrates the season with December musical performances
Pollonais named to diversity and inclusion role at Manchester
Senior Chris Francois is named Ambassador for Peace
Manchester offers ‘Curious Incident’ play Nov. 15-17
Tree-lighting ceremony is Nov. 20 at Manchester
Grant awarded to Dennis Brown for MS research at Manchester

October 2019

‘Johnny Got His Gun’ brings horror of war to Manchester
Manchester pivots toward programs that appeal to today’s career-focused students 
Ready for that family gathering? Program at MU offers skills to deal with conflict
Manchester to add master’s degree in nutrition with DNA twist
Maryland Delegate Lily Qi receives Alumni Honor Award
Special Olympics is passion for Young Alumni honoree Carol Fike
Manchester celebrates Day of the Dead with tributes, panel
Human rights activist John Prendergast to speak at Manchester
Comedic Down the Street play debuts at Manchester
Manchester Monster Mash is Oct. 30 and can collection is Oct. 23
Manchester invites students, parents to Nov. 16 Spartan Day
Manchester ranks among top 10 colleges for jobs in Indiana
Saylor makes $100,000 challenge gift for Manchester stadium
Manchester University preps for eSports teams
Symphony offers Family Fright Night at Manchester
Martin Jones performs contemporary music for solo piano
Chamber Singers and Cantabile offer autumn concert

September 2019

Session at Toyota Round works toward a more welcoming North Manchester
MU receives $300,000 grant for sexual violence prevention, response initiative
Manchester welcomes community to Homecoming 2019
Henney Department of Education is ‘game changer’ for teaching program
Jackson Katz speaks at Manchester about men’s role in preventing violence against women
Manchester speaker explores how the Constitution stays relevant today
Manchester University hires director to start nursing program
Manchester mourns professor emerita Lana Groombridge
Manchester program explores pacifism of poet William Stafford
Eberly named staff member of the year at Manchester

August 2019

Manchester speakers explore Egypt, mind of Marx
Goetcheus named MU director of civic engagement, Title IX coordinator
Manchester soprano Emily Lynn offers art songs, arias
Classes begin Aug. 28 at North Manchester campus
Manchester University promotes faculty and grants tenure, emeritus status
Manchester hosts regional conference on health care for vulnerable, underserved populations
Princeton Review names Manchester a ‘Best in the Midwest’ university
Manchester University mourns Professor Emeritus Jim Adams

July 2019

Chris Francois is Mouse intern for STEM program in New York
Manchester University Pharmacy Programs honor faculty members
Exhibit at Manchester offers works by conservationist artists
Kendall Brown coordinates bilingual summer program
Genevive Skeans serves as infectious disease health care intern 
388 Manchester University students on Spring 2019 Dean’s List
Manchester University celebrates student leaders

June 2019

Free children’s carnival, car wash is July 9 at Manchester University
Manchester mourns Art Gilbert, professor emeritus of accounting
Eichenauer honored with prestigious Pi Gamma Mu scholarship
Manchester preps for new academic year
Manchester University hosts 2019 Independence Day Celebration

May 2019

Manchester University College of Business hits Best Value triple play
Finance major at Manchester University is top value in Indiana
Accounting major at Manchester named best value in Indiana
331 graduate from Manchester University
Marketing major at Manchester University is ranked No. 1 in Indiana
Junior Haley Farris is Behnke scholarship winner
Notre Dame gift aids pharmacogenomics program
Gilbert and Sullivan’s 'Trial by Jury' is May 11, 12

April 2019

Symphony ends 80th season with an ‘1812’ bang
Manchester students create health campaign focusing on alcohol use
Manchester University Commencement is May 18
Manchester offers public forum about DNA and Your Medicine
MU 2019 Giving Day is April 17
Manchester University hosts Youth Triathlon on May 5
Manchester offers coding, LEGO®, robotics day camps
April programs feature Manchester University students
Manchester student picked for Indiana health and physical educators scholarship
Manchester hosts 21st Annual Student Research Symposium
Manchester University Easter Egg Hunt is April 14

March 2019

Expert panel, documentary explore improving health care through lifestyle medicine
Jordan Lee Dooley to speak April 5
International Buffet is April 7
Plain White T’s to take stage at Manchester
Peace Week 2019 is the first week of April
Manchester student to receive Indiana Pharmacists Association scholarship
Recital features compositions by MU’s Debra Lynn 
McFadden signs letter seeking stronger language in Indiana hate crimes bill
The Servant of Two Masters is March 29-31
Manchester offers dramatic thriller play, Why Did You Leave Me?
Student Senate approves “Refugees Welcome” Resolution
Manchester chooses Sodexo as new dining partner 
Maxcey returns with advice: How to become a scientist in psychology and neuroscience
Manchester speaker offers game plan to take dreams to reality
Immigration attorney to speak at Manchester University campuses

February 2019

Appeals court to hear case at Manchester University
Walgreens $5,000 diversity donation aids pharmacy students 
Van Vlerah joins Manchester as vice president for student affairs
Film, speaker at explore changes in attitudes, lives of those labeled with intellectual disabilities
Manchester University makes 2019 Best Value School ranking
Delicate doll fragments gain new life in Oke exhibit at Manchester
Mundra receives New Investigator Award for cancer research
New health sciences initiatives begin with pursuit of nursing program
March brings Friday night music to Cordier Auditorium
MSO celebrates 80th year with guest pianist Pamela Haynes
Works by Manchester University senior artists is on display
Discussion Day explores ‘Race in America: A Unfinished Project?’

January 2019

Cold cancels classes, activities at Manchester University
North Manchester campus launches Spartan Safe Walk program
Fall 2018 Pharmacy Program Dean's List
Fall 2018 Undergraduate Dean's List
Manchester University achieves Premier Blood Partner status
Employers invited to register for Manchester Career Fair 
Manchester offers community health worker course, certification prep
Founder of Jim Crow Museum to speak at MU on holding difficult conversations about race
McFadden to focus on ‘Abundance’ at Manchester Spring Convocation
Pharmacy Today: 23andMe releases pharmacogenomics test that doesn’t require prescriptionThree join Manchester University Board of Trustees

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