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U.S. News & World Report: MU excels at undergraduate teaching

Posted Sept. 14 - Manchester is among the top 10 schools in the Midwest for undergraduate teaching and is tied for first place in Indiana, according to U.S. News & World Report. Learn more.

Theatre Society offers ‘The View’ psychological thriller

Posted Oct. 18 - Manchester University students in the Theatre Society will present an original play by Ken Watson-Hayes on Nov. 5 and 6.  The View is a theatrical, psychological thriller that follows the perspectives of a young kidnapper, an innocent victim, and their surrounding community trying to find them both before it’s too late. Will the police be able to see things from the kidnapper’s view in time? Learn more.

Monster Mash trick or treat and Haunted Forest are Oct. 28

Posted Oct. 12 - Manchester University Monster Mash trick or treat is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28 on the Manchester Mall.

The Monster Mash Haunted Forest is 7:30 to 9:30 in the wooded trails near Schwalm Hall. Learn more.

VIA to focus on Afghan refugee crisis

Posted Oct. 18 - Nyein Chan, director of Refugee and Resettlement Services for Catholic Charities of Fort Wayne-South Bend, will speak at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 25 in Cordier Auditorium. He will speak about Catholic Charities' work on the growing refugee crisis in Afghanistan, and their work more broadly in resettling refugees in Indiana. Learn more.

Hetrick partners with high schools for Pharmacy Club

Posted Oct. 18 - Greg Hetrick, assistant vice president for graduate admissions and community engagement, is working with Vincennes University and two early college high schools, East Allen University and North Side High School, to carry out a semester-long Pharmacy Club. These high schools have collaborated with Vincennes University to offer an associate’s degree upon high school graduation.

This 14-week opportunity includes weekly sessions that focus on the pharmacy profession. Some are virtual, but others involve field trips to community pharmacies, hospitals and both MU campuses.

Esports team doubles, moves to new arena

Posted Aug. 27 - Manchester varsity-level esports has nearly doubled in size. This explosive growth required a brand-new arena with two more teams, a full-time director and full-time assistant coach. Learn more.

Custodial staff wins Garber Staff Member of the Year Award

GarberAward2021-CustodialStaff-1Updated Sept. 16 - After an unprecedented year, Manchester University took the unprecedented step of naming the entire custodial staff as this year’s recipient of the Christopher W. Garber Staff Member of the Year Award.

“You are our heroes,” President Dave McFadden said after presenting the award to the staff in an outdoor ceremony, a sentiment echoed by an extended standing ovation by colleagues. Learn more.

Rolle named director of student diversity and inclusion

Rudy RolleUpdated Sept. 16 Rudy Rolle ’14 has been promoted to director of student diversity and inclusion. He will spearhead efforts to promote a diverse and vibrant community by raising awareness, fostering cross-cultural exchange and encouraging a global perspective on education.

His job includes assisting in recruiting and retaining students of color and international students. Learn more.

Manchester to build tower for Chime’s 100th anniversary

Chime / Manchester University ArchivesUpdated Sept. 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 at 10 a.m. Aug. 16 or restoration and then installation in a new Chime tower. 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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  • Marwitz presents at a meeting and virtual roundtable

    by Melinda Lantz | Oct 18, 2021

    Posted Oct. 18 - Kathryn Marwitz, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences, presented on “Battling Misinformation for Clinicians and Patients” at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting in October. She also presented in a virtual roundtable on the “Impact of Nitrosamine Medication Recalls on Community Pharmacy Practice: A Descriptive Survey-based Analysis” at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in October. 

  • Chambers publishes work, presents poster

    by Melinda Lantz | Oct 18, 2021

    Posted Oct. 18 - Joseph Chambers, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacogenomics, has co-published an article, “Genetic variation in alcoholism and opioid addiction susceptibility and treatment: a pharmacogenomic approach,” in AIMS Molecular Science. 2021, Vol. 8, Issue 4. Read the article here. He also presented a poster, “Developing an In Vivo Model to Study Pharmacogenomics Using Zebrafish,” at the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute Annual Meeting in September and The Zebrafish Disease Modeling Society International Conference in October. 


  • DeLellis will present to American Geriatrics Society

    by Melinda Lantz | Oct 18, 2021

    Posted Oct. 18 - Teresa DeLellis, associate professor of pharmacy practice, has been selected to present the 2022 Pharmacotherapy Update for the American Geriatrics Society at its 2022 annual meeting. 

  • Gould teaching first-year course

    by Melinda Lantz | Oct 18, 2021

    Posted Oct. 18 - McKenzie Gould, graduate admissions advisor, is teaching a My Manchester Experience course, which includes more than 20 first-year students with an interest in health sciences. The course coordinator, Gould is introducing the students to career options, discussing financial literacy, and helping them prepare for graduate and professional programs. 

  • ACCP recognizes Beckett’s work

    by Melinda Lantz | Oct 18, 2021

    Posted Oct. 18 - The American College of Clinical Pharmacists (ACCP) have recognized Rob Beckett, associate professor of pharmacy practice, for his outstanding work as a reviewer of the Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program (PSAP). PSAP reviewers ensure the accuracy and relevance of the material, gauge how well the items assess mastery of the learning objectives, and offer suggestions for improvement to the authors.  


  • Dargo co-presents at CAATE conference

    by Melinda Lantz | Oct 18, 2021

    Oct. 18 - Lucas Dargo, director of the Master of Athletic Training Program, co-presented at the recent Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) Accreditation Conference in Orlando, Fla. Dargo was part of the panel and group discussion on Cultural Competency in AT Education: Advocating for the Health Needs of All Patients, Communities and Populations. 


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