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ISSUE #35 February/March 2011

101 Days to Commencement

101 Days to Commencement

Thursday, Feb. 10 marks a special day for MC seniors it's 101 days before their college graduation.

The Manchester College Office of Alumni Relations annually hosts a 101 Days to Commencement celebration for graduating seniors, where they're offered words of encouragement and advice as they prepare to say goodbye to Manchester and move on to their next life experiences. Students enjoy a special dinner served by faculty and staff, and presentations from President Switzer and others. Before the evening is over, they'll be welcomed as alumni from the Alumni Board president.

Students will also receive their first instructions about Graduation Day, including details about ordering caps, gowns and graduation announcements. There is no cost for caps and gowns, but they must complete an order form online. Watch for more details about Graduation Day 2011.

Lil' Sibs are a big deal at MC!

Lil' Sibs WeekendLil' Sibs Weekend, April 1-2, 2011, 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:

  • Giant Twister
  • Cosmic 3-D Mini-Golf
  • Build-a-Bear
  • Bowling
  • Inflatables
  • Face painting
  • Break dancing
  • And more!

All weekend activities, sponsored by Manchester Activities Council (MAC), are free to your student and his or her lil' sib (including meals), but all who plan to attend will need to complete a registration form and waiver. Look for registration information in your mailbox, or download forms from the Lil’ Sibs Weekend website.

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

Phonathon and the Manchester Fund put students first

Phonathon student callerThroughout the spring semester, more than 20 Manchester College students will call alumni, parents and friends to ask for their help in reaching this year’s Manchester Fund goal of $1 million. Tuition at Manchester doesn’t cover the full cost of a college education, and donations that Phonathon callers raise help make up the difference.

The Manchester Fund pays for energy costs, upgrades classroom technology, helps maintain buildings and grounds and, most importantly, is a significant source of financial aid for our students – keeping a Manchester education within reach.  If a student Phonathoner calls you, any size gift is greatly appreciated. Gifts to The Manchester Fund can also be made online.

It’s a great way to help deserving students!  Learn more about Phonathon.

Sending a gift is easy!

Campus Store Gift PackageWill your student be celebrating a birthday? A special milestone in their college career? Maybe you'd like to send a gift of encouragement or just let them know you're thinking about them.

The MC Campus Store now offers Custom Care Packages you can order online. Choose from pre-made packages, or build your own with almost anything the Campus Store sells, including snacks, apparel, books or gift certificates.

Visit the Campus Store website or call 260-982-5275 to place your order.

Dates you should know
28 Discussion Days
1-5 Discussion Days
10 FAFSA deadline
18 End of first half-semester
19-27 Spring Break (classes dismiss 6 p.m., March 18)
28 Beginning of second half-semester
7-13 Peace Week
22-24 Easter Break (classes dismiss 6 p.m., April 21; resume 8 a.m.,
April 25

Extend Family Connections to Grandparents

Are Grandma and Grandpa asking what's going on in your MC Student's life? Click here to fill out a simple form we'll include them in the mailing list for Family Connections and invite them to campus for special events!

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