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Spartan Virtual Events Series


Upcoming Virtual Events

Ruby Rusk ’25 – Having a Heart-to-Heart with Manchester student Ruby Rusk
Tuesday, January 16 

Ruby Rusk ’25 is a third-year bio-chem major who is deeply involved in many aspects of Manchester. She plays the cello with the Manchester Symphony Orchestra, is the Professional Development Chair for the Honors Program, and is one of the founding members of the zoology club, among many other things. Ruby spent this past summer in Taiwan researching how cancer treatment can adversely cause heart damage. Join us to hear Ruby’s Manchester story! You can register for this event by clicking HERE. 

Amela Sijaric ’00 – Amela’s journey from Sarajevo to Manchester
Wednesday, January 24

Amela Sijaric ’00 spent her teen years in war-torn Bosnia. Join us as she shares about her journey to Manchester. Here’s an overview of her book, The Far Away People, from Amazon: “This is a raw and sincere play-by-play account of life as a teenager in war-torn Bosnia from 1992-1996. It is based on a child's diary. The beginning gives you the snippets of a typical innocent childhood in pre-war Sarajevo. The book then progresses to years of her family's fight to survive and endure, all the while providing us with the thoughts, emotions, and experiences of a typical teenage girl caught in the middle of it all.”  She dedicates a chapter in the book to her time as a student at Manchester. Amela is an attorney with the Marion County [IN] Public Defender’s Agency. You can register for this event by clicking HERE. 

Beverly McEntarfer ’73 – Camp Homeward Bound – where kids get to be kids again
Tuesday, January 30

Beverly McEntarfer ’73, is a 2022 Manchester alumni honor award recipient.  She has spent 40+ years serving as a camp counselor and director of Camp Homeward Bound in New York, a summer camp that hosts children growing up in the New York City shelter system.  Join us as Beverly shares about her time at Manchester as a student and about her passion for her work as a camp director. You can register for this event by clicking HERE!


Dr. Katy Gray Brown ’91 & students – From Manchester to Kenya and back – the experience of a lifetime
Wednesday, February 7

Dr. Katy Gray Brown ’91, Professor of Philosophy and Peace Studies and the Director of the Peace Studies Institute is leading a Jan Term course to Kenya to study projects that protect wildlife, respond to climate crises, and serve refugee communities through trauma-informed practices.  The group will be hosted by the Green String Network, an organization directed by Manchester alumna Dr. Angi Yoder-Maina '94.  Dr. Gray Brown and several students will share about their time and experiences during this course. You can register for this event by clicking HERE!

Past Virtual Events

Summer 2020 Series