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MS in PGx grows tenfold in five years

Updated Jan. 13 - Pharmacogenomics (MS in PGx) at Manchester is the most popular master's degree program in the nation for genome sciences. Its first semester had eight students. It had 81 in fall 2021. Read more.

Martin Luther King, Jr Speaks at Manchester

MLK ceremony begins spring VIA series

Posted Jan. 21 - Manchester's spring Values, Ideas and the Arts series has a robust schedule, starting with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance and Rededication Ceremony on Tuesday, Fec. 1. Read more.

College Avenue to close

Posted Jan. 20 - Beginning on Monday, Jan. 24, College Avenue on the south end of the North Manchester campus will be blocked for the duration of the Administration Building demolition project. We expect this project might last about 90 days.

In addition to fencing, several related safety measures will be in place until the project is complete:

  • You will see barricades at the corners of College Avenue and Wayne Street as well as College Avenue and East Street.
  • There will be no access to College Avenue from Ruse and Bond streets.
  • Parking on College Avenue in this area will be prohibited.

    The weekend of Jan. 29 and 30, the barricades will be adjusted to allow student vehicles to enter the front drives of Oakwood Hall (access from East Street) and Helman Hall (access from Wayne Street). 

Hundreds to compete in Science Olympiad

Posted Jan. 4 - The annual Manchester University Science Olympiad Invitational will draw hundreds of middle and high school students.
At the Jan. 22 invitational, 15 high school teams and five middle school teams will bring about 400 students to the North Manchester campus. Read more.

Young Leaders group seeks MU applicants for leadership institute

Posted Jan. 19Brandon Curry '14 is co-chair of Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana (YLNI) Leadership Institute. In the past few years, several folks from Manchester participated. So far, he hasn’t seen any MU applicants.

The deadline to apply has technically passed for the 2022 class, but Brandon reached out to say they will reopen the application through Sunday specifically for us.

To learn more, click here. 

Pharmacy student helps empower children of color  

Ieysha WalkerPosted Nov. 18 – Manchester student pharmacist Ieysha Walker is inspiring young children of color to see themselves as future professionals in any career they choose.

The third-year pharmacy student has a coloring book featuring female health-care professionals. Learn more about “The Future Me Can Be …”

Manchester adds nutrition sciences major in fall 2022

Posted Nov. 9 - Manchester University is adding to its health science offerings with an undergraduate nutrition sciences major beginning in fall of 2022. Learn more.

Manchester locks undergraduate tuition 

Posted Jan. 19 - Beginning in the fall of 2022, Manchester University’s new first-year students will have their tuition locked in for their entire undergraduate career. Learn more.

Link exhibit honors indigenous identity

Posted Nov. 18 – Link Gallery offers art pieces by North Manchester resident Briana “Bri” Floor in “Indigi-Flections: Reflections on an Indigenous Identity” through Feb. 4. Learn more.


New MU Faculty & Staff

  • Seth-Dotson
  • Sarah-Wehrkamp
  • Ginny-Ayres
  • Braydon-Lowe
  • Emily-Ewen
  • Generosa-Sangco-Jackson


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  • Beckett contributes to guide for pharmacists

    by Anne Gregory | Jan 19, 2022
    Posted Jan. 19 -- Robert D. Beckett, associate professor of pharmacy practice (drug information) and director of the MU Drug Information Center, and Genevieve Lynn Ness of Belmont University wrote a chapter about assessing drug promotions in the seventh edition of Drug Information: A Guide for Pharmacists published by McGraw Hill. 
  • Erickson-Pesetski is Humane Fort Wayne volunteer of the year

    by Anne Gregory | Dec 16, 2021

    Posted Dec. 16 – Stacy Erickson-Pesetski, professor of English and associate dean of academic affairs, has been honored by Humane Fort Wayne as the 2021 Shelter Volunteer of the Year.

    It was presented in December in grateful appreciation of her “extraordinary service and dedication” to the lifesaving work of Humane Fort Wayne

  • Paper on triage teaching during COVID wins top prize

    by Anne Gregory | Dec 16, 2021
    Posted Dec. 16 – Tim McKenna-Buchanan, Manchester University associate professor of communication studies, along with co-authors Stevie Munz (Utah Valley University) and Anna Wright (Illinois College) were awarded Top Paper at the National Communication Association Basic Course Division for their paper: Triage Teaching in the Basic Communication Course: Renewing Teacher Self-Efficacy During COVID-19. This paper will soon be published in Routledge COVID-19 Pandemic Series Volume III.
    The series examines the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals, communities, countries and the larger global society from a social scientific perspective.
  • Smith elected to chair AACP Council of Deans

    by Anne Gregory | Dec 13, 2021
    Posted Dec. 13 -- W. Thomas Smith, professor and dean of pharmacy and graduate life sciences, has been elected to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Council of Deans for three years: as chair-elect starting in July, chair and immediate past chair. He will also represent the Council on the AACP Board of directors for the three years.
    The Council of Deans consists of deans of the more than 140 colleges/schools of pharmacy, as well as assistant and associate deans in pharmacy. Currently, there are more than 600 members in the Council from around the country.
  • MU faculty present on intersections of peace studies, environment

    by User Not Found | Dec 09, 2021

    Posted Dec. 9 - Professor Suzanne Beyeler, director of environmental studies, and Professor Katy Gray Brown, director of peace studies, presented to the Environmental Education graduate program at Goshen College's Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center.  Their presentation, "Faith, Peacemaking and the Environment," highlighted the intersections of environmental studies and peace studies at Manchester, and their programs' initiatives to develop new collaborations on issues of peacebuilding and environmental resiliency.

  • Lauck earns degree from St. Mary of the Woods

    by User Not Found | Dec 03, 2021

    Posted Dec. 3 – Sarah Lauck, academic and student affairs coordinator on the Fort Wayne campus, has earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Saint Mary of the Woods College.



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