invites community to join
in moment of silence for tsunami
The Manchester College community invites neighbors and friends to gather
in a moment of silence for those who suffered loss in the Dec. 26
earthquake and tsunami in Asia.
The gathering in Cordier Auditorium on the north end of campus begins at
11:35 a.m. this Thursday, Jan. 20. The 15-minute event includes brief
comment and prayer. The College Chime will play at 11:30 a.m. to call
the community together.
The remembrance is organized by the 45 members of an African History
class taught by Dr. Benson C. Onyeji, chair of MC’s Department of
History and Political Science.
"My African History class and I really felt that something needed to be done
for the victims of the Tsunami. We know that the North Manchester
community is a very caring group of people and by bringing us [the
college and the community] together, we feel we can make a significant
difference," said Holly McEathron, junior history major from Mill Creek,
Participants will have opportunity to donate to relief funds. Manchester
College has joined the Church of the Brethren in collecting donations
for distribution by Church World Service. Donations will continue to be
accepted at the campus Business Office through Feb. 1.
For current information about the Church World
Service relief effort, visit