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ISSUE #41 February/March 2012

2011 Manchester College graduates step swiftly
into jobs, graduate study

“You’re hired.” It’s a familiar refrain for 2011 Manchester College graduates. More than 96 percent of the 189 May bachelor’s degree recipients landed jobs or were in graduate school or volunteer service by Christmas.

The Class of 2011 brings the College’s five-year job success rate to 94 percent. Many accounting majors found career success even before they received their diplomas. Trent Gerbers had four offers seven months before graduating. Today, he’s a staff accountant for Katz, Sapper & Miller CPA firm of Indianapolis.

He's also among 135 of his classmates (71 percent) remaining in Indiana to work and study. Read full article >

Lil' Sibs are a big deal at MC!

Lil' Sibs Weekend, March 9-10, 2012, is an opportunity for students to bring their younger brother or sister (or any niece, nephew, cousin or friend who is 5-12 years old) to campus for a weekend full of fun activities and entertainment, including games, swimming, bowling, a movie, a pancake breakfast and more! All weekend activities, sponsored by Manchester Activities Council (MAC), are free to your student and his or her lil' sib (including meals).

You should have already received an invitation in the mail for Lil’ Sibs Weekend. The deadline has been extended to Friday, Feb. 24, so you’ll need to act quickly to register.

Register online at

Questions? Contact Shanon Fawbush, director of student activities, or 260-982-5029.

Mailing tips from the postmaster

Sending something to your student? Read these tips from the North Manchester postmaster.

  • Never send cash through the mail. A personal check or money order is a much safer option and Manchester College Financial Services, located in the Administration building, will cash checks for students up to $400 with a valid student ID or driver’s license.
  • Insurance is not automatically included in the price of postage, and not all items can be insured. Generally, the United States Post Office will only insure merchandise. Cash can never be insured and gift cards can only be insured under limited conditions.
  • If you choose to mail a gift card, place it in a padded envelope to ensure that it arrives safely at its destination. Rigid items do not hold up well on automated equipment when they are placed in a regular envelope. Check the terms of your gift card and keep your receipt. Many gift cards are replaceable by the issuer if lost or stolen.
  • Coverage for loss or damage applies only to items that have been insured. When insuring items you should declare the full value as the USPS will reimburse you only up to the value declared. In the event of loss or damage, proof of value must be submitted when filing a claim. The cost of insuring an article up to $50 is $1.85 and the cost for articles with values of $50.01 - $100 is $2.35. A number is assigned to all insured articles, and items insured for over $200 require a signature at the time the Post Office delivers.
  • Delivery Confirmation is also available through the United States Postal Service. Delivery Confirmation is free on Priority packages when postage is purchased online or when purchased at the retail counter. A Delivery Confirmation number provides visibility of your package as it travels to its destination through information provided on This service is highly recommended when buying or selling items online as it allows the buyer to verify that the item was shipped and the seller to verify delivery of the item.

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Spring semester stuff you need to know

About graduation

  • Graduation Day is Sunday, May 20, 2012. Learn more >
  • Graduating seniors need to order caps and gowns by April 6.
    Learn more >
  • You can order class rings and graduation announcements online.
    Learn more >

About filing your FAFSA

  • The deadline for filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is March 10 for Indiana residents.
  • You can learn more and file online at

No classes

  • Spring Break is March 17-25.
  • Easter Break is April 6-8.
  • The spring semester ends with final exams May 14-17.
  • Find academic calendars and class information at the website for the
    Office of the Registrar

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