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MU, Indiana Tech partner on dual pharmacy MBA program

Posted July 12 - Manchester and Indiana Tech and have launched a program that allows MU pharmacy doctoral students to concurrently earn a Master of Business Administration in Professional Studies at Indiana Tech. Learn more.

Manchester to build tower for Chime’s 100th anniversary

Posted July 16 - The iconic Manchester Chime, quiet since 2019, will sound again next fall to celebrate its 100th anniversary. Its bells are scheduled to come down in August for restoration and then installation in a new Chime tower. Learn more.

$1.2 million bequest to provide scholarships at Manchester 

Posted May 26 - The widow of a 1947 Manchester graduate has left a $1.2 million gift to the University in memory of her husband. The Keith Kindell Hoover Memorial Scholarship Fund will provide scholarships to Manchester students at the direction of Gerda W. Hoover, who died in 2019.

Keith Hoover studied communication studies at Manchester and later earned a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Bethany Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in psychology from Northwestern University. He maintained a clinical psychology therapy practice in the Chicago area.

“Leaving such a generous estate gift to his alma mater was a wonderful way for Gerda to honor Keith’s memory,” said Melanie Harmon, vice president for advancement at Manchester. “That legacy is now part of Manchester’s endowment and it will help educate students for generations to come.” Learn more.

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Manchester awards first full-ride Multicultural Excellence scholarship

Posted June 8 - Brianna Howard is the first recipient of Manchester University’s new full-ride Multicultural Excellence in Leadership Scholarship. It covers tuition, fees, room and board. Brianna recently graduated from Brownsburg High School. Her scholarship application essay, “Be the Change,” focused on systemic racism within law enforcement and finding societal solutions that go beyond social media. Learn more. 



MU raises more than $200,000 on Giving Day

Posted April 28 - Students, colleagues, alumni and friends joined forces for another successful Giving Day on April 21.  Manchester raised more than $200,000 from more than 450 donors, and every dollar will help MU students continue their journey from acorns to oaks.  All of it goes to The Manchester Fund. To learn more, visit the Giving Day website here.

Manchester plans to open fully for fall semester

Posted March 22 - President Dave McFadden announced that Manchester University is planning to open fully for the fall 2021 semester. McFadden also strongly encourages everyone who will learn or work on either Manchester campus to receive the COVID-19 vaccination when it is their turn. Learn more.

Skendaj leads research project on COVID-19, democracy in Western Balkans

Skendaj, EltonPosted April 27 - Elton Skendaj, Gladdys Muir Associate Professor of Peace Studies, led a research project for the British Westminster Foundation for Democracy that investigated the national security and protection of human rights during the COVID-19 emergency. To limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the governments are empowered to take extraordinary measures that would temporarily limit human rights. However, democratic governments must be held accountable for any tradeoffs made in terms of civil liberties and human rights that are authorized in the name of national security.

To better understand this dynamic, a research study was carried out in Albania to contextualize and compare country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic within a framework of national security and human rights perspectives. The government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Albania is compared with other countries in the region, including Serbia, and North Macedonia, Slovenia and Greece.

You can find more about the results of the project in the publication of the report titled “National Security vs Protection of Human Rights in Emergency.” 

MU offers remote learning pathway for pharmacy students

Posted March 4 - Manchester has created a remote learning pathway for all pharmacy students in fall 2021. Learn more.

Lynn invites singers to perform ‘A Family Portrait’ at Carnegie Hall

Posted Dec. 3 - A collection of a family’s letters from the Civil War era inspired Manchester’s Professor Debra Lynn to write A Family Portrait, which debuted at Manchester University in 2017. She will conduct the oratorio at Carnegie Hall on May 30, 2022, and is inviting those who wish to sing to join the A Cappella Choir and the New England Symphonic Ensemble for the five-day residency and performance. Learn more.


New MU Faculty & Staff

  • Aaron Price
  • Joel Eichenauer
  • Virginia Rendler
  • Sara Barker
  • Seth Clark
  • Joe Woodson
  • Stan Bedwell
  • Emily Webb
  • Brittany Brake
  • Nimbus Couzin
  • Alley Odell
  • Me'leick Miles
  • Sam Katon
  • Mark McCoy
  • Kathleen Morrical
  • Kenny Doss
  • Meg Gardinier
  • Justin Davis
  • Jessica Huett
  • Emily Gardner
  • Josh Johnson



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  • DeLellis, Noureldin co-authors of situational judgment test

    by Melinda Lantz | Jul 19, 2021

    Posted July 19 - Teresa DeLellis, associate professor of pharmacy practice, and Marwa Noureldin, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences, are among five scholars who developed a situational judgment test to assess ACPE Standards 3 and 4. Their work will appear in an upcoming issue of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.


  • Schultz successfully defends her dissertation

    by Melinda Lantz | Jul 19, 2021

    Posted July 19 - Beth Schultz, director of the nursing program, on July 8 successfully defended her dissertation at the University of South Carolina. Her work is titled, “Nurses' and Patients' Perceptions of the Availability of Post-Hospital Instrumental Support as a Predictor of 30- and 60- Day Acute Care Utilization.”


  • Marwitz will serve on AACP committee

    by Melinda Lantz | Jul 19, 2021

    Posted July 19 - Kathryn Marwitz, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences, will serve on the 2021-2022 Research and Graduate Affairs Committee of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.



  • Kibiger presents at assessment conferences

    by Melinda Lantz | Jul 19, 2021

    Posted July 19 - Michelle Kibiger, director of assessment, presented “Using Assessment Data to Improve Curriculum Mapping and Assessment Practices” at the June 2021 ExamSoft Assessment Conference. She also will present at the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis, hosted by IUPUI, in October. 

  • DeLellis featured in AACP summer newsletter

    by Melinda Lantz | Jul 19, 2021

    Posted July 19 - Teresa DeLellis, associate professor of pharmacy practice, was featured in the Advocacy Spotlight of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) pharmacy practice section’s summer newsletter. Read it here. Theresa also was appointed to serve on the 2021-2022 AACP Council of Faculties Task Force on Optimizing Scholarship Efforts.


  • Elder earns administrative professional certification

    by Melinda Lantz | Jul 19, 2021

    Posted July 19 - Celia Elder, administrative assistant, passed her Professional Administrative Certification of Excellence exam on June 29, becoming a certified administrative professional. This certification covers four proficiency models, including interpersonal communication, task and project management, computer and internet technology, and management skills.


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