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College invites community to join

in moment of silence for tsunami victims


     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, Ind.

     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


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