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ISSUE #29 February/March 2010

Building projects change the face of campus

Visitors to Manchester College this semester are witnessing striking changes to the campus landscape, including preparation to add learning space, and the creation of new green space that opens the view to the academic core of the College.

Contractors are preparing the soil for a new 8,730-square-foot wing to the Physical Education and Recreation Center (PERC) that will add classrooms for sport sciences majors and locker rooms for student-athletes. Record enrollments and expanding team rosters have stretched the PERC beyond capacity. The $1.5 million addition will provide much-needed space for the growing athletic training and exercise and sport sciences programs

Read more about the new addition to PERC >

Meanwhile, the College’s 94-year-old Communications Center was razed during Christmas break, opening up new views and vistas and creating a park-like environment in the heart of campus. The demolition brings significant savings in energy and maintenance.

Read more about the Communications Center and new vision of campus >

MC faculty musicians rock the house to wrap up the convocation season.

VIA series enhances, enriches and excites!

An acclaimed photojournalist, a rock musician turned poet, an environmentalist who lived in a tree, the producer of Batman – are samples of the spring lineup of speakers and performers on campus this semester for the Values, Ideas, and Arts (VIA) series.

VIA events (students call them “convos,” short for convocations) feature the gifted and the expert, and sometimes the extraordinary, exposing students to cultural and academic enrichment. Attending VIA events is an integral part of Manchester College’s liberal arts curriculum; students accumulate VIA credits throughout their college years to satisfy graduation requirements.

Speakers in the series focus on real-world issues such as politics and the economy and help develop passions for music and art. Performances include poetry readings, symphonic orchestra programs, and a perennial favorite – a rousing year-end concert by The Otho Winger Experience, an ad hoc rock band of MC faculty and staff.

See the VIA lineup for spring 2010 >

The Manchester Certificate in Innovation gives students an edge

Manchester College students have a unique opportunity to gain an advantage in the job market with the Manchester Certificate in Innovation. Students in any major can earn the certificate, adding extra value to their degree.

Recipients successfully complete courses in “Entrepreneurial Thinking” and “Entrepreneurship Skills” – classes that prepare students to think creatively and implement ideas. With the Manchester Certificate in Innovation, not only will their resume stand out, they’ll learn to be problem-solvers, change-makers, and employees who take charge of tough situations – skills valued by employers.

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