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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.

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.

Derek Reeves viola

Manchester hosts Spaces world premiere 

The world premiere of Spaces will be Sunday, March 15 at Manchester University.

Written by Professor Debra Lynn, it was written specifically for Mancester Symphony Orchestra guest artist Derek Reeves, violist. Each of the five movements is musical storytelling that evokes a particular space:  a green room just off stage; a baseball stadium; a sanctuary; bird songs in an aviary; and an Irish pub. 

The MSO concert, which is the final VIA of the semester, is 3 p.m. in Cordier Auditorium. It is free for Manchester students and employees. Learn more.

Commencment vs welcome week

Countdown to Commencement 2022

The Manchester University community eagerly awaits the Class of 2022 Commencement. Learn more. 

Alexis Schmidt  and Manny Black Gold 2021

Black & Gold Day is June 13

Orientation for new undergraduates is Monday, June 13. Learn more. 

MU offers robotics, coding camps for kids

June day camps for kids offer fun instruction in coding and robotics. Learn more. 

Wellness Wednesdays

Updated March 16 - Join us again this spring for Wellness Wednesdays with Jonathan Walker. He is a retired ophthalmologist with an enthusiasm for meditation and mindfulness, and extensive training to support it. Jonathan’s website:
See  the email from April White in Counseling Services for the Zoom link.

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!

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Celebrations and successes

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  • MSNGx on track for Fall 2023

    by Anne Gregory | May 13, 2022
    Manchester was notified Friday, May 13 by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) that its cutting-edge  Master of Science in Nutrition and Nutrigenomics program has received candidacy accreditation. Laura Bollinger is MSNGx director. Learn more.
  • Twomey named dean of Gilbert College of Business

    by Anne Gregory | May 13, 2022
    Heather Twomey has been named dean of the Gilbert College of Business at Manchester University. Dean Tim Ogden, who was once her teacher, is returning to full-time faculty work.
    The change will take effect this fall at the start of the 2022-23 academic year. Learn more.
  • Presentations by Tim Reed

    by Anne Gregory | May 10, 2022

    On Friday, April 22 Tim Reed presented his video piece, “…the land that happened inside us…” at the Electronic Music Midwest conference at Lewis University.

    On June 1, he will be presenting hiscomposition, “…the irresistible will of heaven…” at the New Music on the Bayou festival at Louisiana Tech University.

    Reed is an associate professor of music and theory & composition coordinator.

  • Manny Awards

    by Anne Gregory | May 10, 2022
    Manchester University Athletics and the MU Student Athlete Advisory Committee held its awards reception – the Manny Awards – on Monday May 9.
    Junior distance runner Enrique Salazar and fifth-year distance runner Elizabeth Lohman were named the Manchester University Athletics Male & Female Athletes of the Year. Learn more. 
  • Manchester ranks high for scholarly impact

    by Anne Gregory | May 03, 2022
    Academic Influence, an online guide for prospective college students, ranked Manchester No. 4 in Indiana for the scholarly impact of our faculty and alumni. We are ranked behind Indiana’s behemoths, Notre Dame, IU and Purdue.

    "Imagine that! The rankings take a number of variables into account, and at the end of the day the contributions of our faculty and graduates stack up with the best of the best," said President Dave McFadden.

    "I will continue to talk about the individual stories that add up to this recognition. That is where the richness and quality of our contributions are best seen. Day in and day out, we are doing extraordinary things for our students and the world around us," he said.

    We are compiling stories about our scholarly impact. If you have one, please share it with Anne Gregory at and put "Scholarly Impact" in the subject line.
  • Bound for Carnegie Hall

    by Anne Gregory | May 02, 2022

    Manchester's Debra Lynn has been invited to conduct her oratorio, A Family Portrait, at Carnegie Hall. The  A Cappella Choir and scores of other choristers will perform on Memorial Day. Learn more.

  • Gold standard

    by Anne Gregory | May 01, 2022

    Both Manchester University track & field teams claimed a sweep of both the indoor and outdoor Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference titles. After winning the 2022 HCAC Indoor Championship back in February, the Black & Gold completed their sweep by winning the 2022 HCAC Outdoor Championship on Saturday at Hanover College.

  • Manchester esports Smash to compete for national cup

    by Anne Gregory | Apr 29, 2022

    The Great Lakes champion Manchester University Esports Smash team is taking its talents to Atlanta, Georgia, to compete in the Collegiate Esports Commissioners Cup. Learn more.

  • Andrew Rich receives Distinguished Teaching Award

    by Anne Gregory | Apr 28, 2022

    The Mathematical Association of America Indiana Section has recognized Manchester University Professor Andrew Rich with its 2022 Distinguished Teaching Award. This award was granted in Rich’s final semester of teaching after 30 years on the North Manchester campus. Learn more.

  • Haff is promoted to assistant controller

    by Anne Gregory | Apr 26, 2022

    Katherine Allen Haff has been promoted to assistant controller in the Office of Financial Services. She is a member of the Manchester Class of 2008 and has been employed at Manchester since 2011


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Kudos for students

Have your students demonstrated leadership with a project? Have they led a service project? Have they landed great internships? Have they been selected for an honor? 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.

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Online calendar can prevent 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.

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