MU Today Celebrating One Manchester

Ready for some VIAs?

The Fall 2022 schedule for Values, Ideas and the Arts is robust, Check it out, and save the dates!

2022 WoW Schedule

First-year move-in gets the party started

What's going on during the 2022 Week of Welcome? Here's a taste.

Coming soon!

Move-in info

A Black and Gold welcome!

Black and Gold 1 2022

Spartans turned out to welcome the newest members of the Manchester family at Black and Gold Day 2022. Learn more.

Season 84 poster 2022

Manchester Symphony Orchestra broadens horizons in 84th season

“Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms were creative geniuses, and no one wants to do away with their important contributions to music and culture," said Conductor Debra Lynn. "However, it is time to level the playing field. Composers of all genders, abilities, cultural backgrounds, and races are writing -- and have written -- high-quality, innovative music that deserves to be treasured just as deeply and programmed as frequently as works by dead white men,” she said. Learn more.

Manchester students win top spots in national sales competition

Sales winners 2022

Six Manchester University students placed in the top 10 of the “Elevate Your Pitch” national sales competition sponsored by the Florida Press Association.

Manchester’s Jakob Armstrong placed first overall, Lainey Shock placed second and Brayden Sayre placed fourth. Other students who placed in the top 10 were Edna Eben Ebai (sixth), Ethan Erb (ninth) and Justin Major (10th). Learn more.

Spartan Smash invites high school players

Last year, players representing more than 20 high schools competed in the Spartan Smash invitational. The 2022 tournament is in November. Learn more. 

Manchester celebrates Cunningham Academic Center 

Cunningham dedication 2022

Descendants of Manchester's first Black students came from all over the nation for the the formal dedication of the Martha Cunningham and Joseph Cunningham Academic Center.  Watch the VIA video.

Manchester University Mission Statement and Values

Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition.

Welcome new colleagues!

  • Lovett, Heidi
  • Pike, Kimberli
  • Thompson, Sara
  • Fenn, Norman
  • Schwarz, Eric
  • Corder-Molly
  • Miller-Sammi
  • Griffey-Melissa
  • Lei-Wei
  • Richards-Cole
  • Brainard-Mason
  • Carey-Kimberly
  • Rojeab-Yousif

Celebrations and successes

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  • Smith joins AACP Board of Directors

    by Anne Gregory | Aug 16, 2022
    W. Thomas "Tommy" Smith, professor and dean of Pharmacy and Graduate Life Sciences, was sworn in as a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Board of Directors at the 2022 Annual Meeting held in Grapevine, Texas.
  • Sarah Gordon is mentor of the year

    by Anne Gregory | Aug 02, 2022

    Sarah Gordon, associate professor of pharmacy practice (internal medicine) and interprofessional education coordinator, was named the Indiana Pharmacy Teaching Certificate mentor of the year. Post-graduate participants work closely with a teaching mentor throughout the year-long program. Sarah was nominated by Parkview Regional Medical Center Postgraduate Year 1 resident and alumnus Zach Brown ’21 and selected by a group of peer faculty.

  • Gurung named to Gladdys Muir endowed  professorship in peace studies

    by Anne Gregory | Jul 25, 2022
    His research focuses on immigration, refugee studies and community-driven conflict resolution. Learn more.
  • Tim Reed’s work accepted for international festival

    by Anne Gregory | Jul 25, 2022
    A work by Tim Reed, professor of music, has been selected for Int-Act 2022 in Thailand.
    Int-Act 2022 will showcase new works with a diversity of art forms. Reed’s “...the land that happened inside us...”  will be featured as a video installation in the experimental studio of the December event at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. Learn more.
  • All-Academic Team honors

    by Anne Gregory | Jul 15, 2022
    The Manchester University women's track & field program has been honored by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as an All-Academic Team recipient. Learn more. 
  • Olan Griffiths to lead ITS

    by Anne Gregory | Jul 13, 2022

    Olan Griffiths has been promoted to director of Information Technology Services (ITS) after working as interim director for two months. Griffiths has served in ITS for more than 10 years, most recently leading the help desk in North Manchester and Fort Wayne. 

  • Madalyn Metzger elected

    by Anne Gregory | Jul 12, 2022
    Manchester University Trustee Madalyn Metzger, Class of 1999, has been elected to serve as moderator-elect  at the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference in 2023 and will be moderator of the 2024 Annual Conference. Learn more.
  • Publication by Tim McKenna-Buchanan

    by Anne Gregory | Jun 23, 2022

    “Let’s talk about it: Identifying microaggressions and applying supportive communication climates through interpersonal role-plays” by Associate Professor Tim McKenna-Buchanan’s is in the journal Communication Teacher

    It is designed to help students identify microaggressions and apply supportive communication climates of description, problem orientation, and empathy through communicative behaviors.

  • Publication with Dave Kisor

    by Anne Gregory | Jun 17, 2022
    Gammal RS, Lee YM, Petry NJ, Iwuchukwu O, Hoffman JM, Kisor DF, Empey PE. Pharmacists Leading the Way to Precision Medicine: Updates to the Core Pharmacist Competencies In Genomics. April 2022 American Jour-nal of Pharmaceutical Education. DOI:
  • AACP Geriatric SIG Award recipients

    by Anne Gregory | Jun 17, 2022
    Kudos to the Manchester's AACP Geriatric SIG Award recipients:
    • Excellence in Leadership: Teresa DeLellis
    • Excellence in Research: Marwa Noureldin
    They will be recognized at the 2022 AACP Annual meeting in Grapevine, Texas, during the Geriatric SIG Networking Session on July 25.


Celebrate student achievements

Have your students demonstrated leadership with a project? Have they led a service project? Have they landed great internships? Have they been selected for special honors? These achievements are worth noting, and Manchester has a place for that. Check out our Merit pages. Send your information to and put "Student Achievement" in the subject line. Students workers and interns may help format these for use, so please keep submissions brief and to-the-point.

Share your news

Do have news to share? Send your information to When you do, you’ll tell our core communications team: Anne Gregory and Dan Chudzynski. We’ll coordinate with each other to disseminate your news in the most effective ways we can, which may include MU Today, social media, press releases and newsletters.

Online calendar prevents scheduling conflicts

There's nothing like planning an event, only to find out there is a competing event across campus. To help prevent scheduling conflicts, add your event to the Manchester University online calendar, click here, look for the SUBMIT AN EVENT button and fill in your information. An email then goes to a member of the communications team, who will complete the update. It’s easy! Because details for an event might change between the time it is submitted and the actual event, please send any changes to and put "Calendar Change" in the subject line. 

Writing for MU?

We ask those who write for University publications, the website and other nonacademic material to follow The Manchester Style. Although the guide is not comprehensive, it does include terms and names unique to Manchester. It also addresses punctuation and Athletics guidelines. With intentional use, these guideline help tell the One Manchester story in a consistent way.

Are classes delayed or canceled?

In case of inclement weather, each campus has procedures in place:

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Be safe out there!

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