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ISSUE #38 August/September 2011

101 Days to Commencement

Manchester breaks ground on new College of Pharmacy

Manchester celebrated the start of construction for a new College of Pharmacy
with a groundbreaking ceremony at the schoolís future site in Fort Wayne on
Aug. 4.

Plans to launch of a new doctoral program in pharmacy having been steadily taking shape since the College first introduced their plans in October 2009. Grants from area foundations, including $35 million from Lilly Endowment Inc., have supported the Collegeís vision to build the only pharmacy school in northern Indiana. As building progresses at the new Fort Wayne campus, faculty positions continue to be filled in, curriculum is developed and details are worked out in order to admit the Schoolís first class of students in fall 2012.

The College of Pharmacy will award the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree to graduates of the four-year program. With a first-year class of about 70 students, the School will enroll a total of 265 at capacity. The Fort Wayne location puts Manchester pharmacy students in the midst of an expanding health care corridor and close to numerous facilities for practicum experiences.

Manchester also offers a pre-pharmacy program to prepare undergraduate students for admission into a doctoral program. Students interested in health care, the sciences, or who are undecided about a major might consider a career in this high-demand, well-respected and multi-rewarding profession.

Learn more about Manchesterís pre-pharmacy program.

Learn more about Manchesterís College of Pharmacy.

Make your last-minute moving plans

Classes officially start on Aug. 31 at Manchester. A number of students, including fall sport athletes have already moved to campus. First-year students will need to arrive in time for New Student Orientation beginning Aug. 27. If you’re getting ready your move to Manchester, here are some great resources to help you plan your day:

Also, on move-in day, follow these tips to make your unloading and check-in go smoothly:

  • Follow the directions of those helping to move traffic. Many students will be moving at the same time. Keeping with the flow of traffic helps everyone to get unloaded in a timely manner.
  • Unload and check in. While your student is checking in at the front desk of the residence hall, you can begin unloading the car. If weather permits, unload your belongings to the grass outside the building, and then move your car before carrying them to the room.
  • Move your car from the unloading area. After your vehicle is unloaded, please move it to a parking lot.
  • Move in your belongings. Students should have talked with roommates prior to Move-in Day and made final decisions about who should bring which items, but be prepared to bring home duplicate or unneeded items.
  • Take a break! Get a bite to eat at the Union before the welcoming session. After that, it will be time to say your goodbyes and allow your student to begin another year of learning and growing.

Hall directors will be available to answer any questions. They keep in close communication with student orientation leaders, as well as maintenance and safety personnel, so that they can make your moving experience as smooth as possible.

Campus jobs help with expenses

College is expensive, and it seems extra expenses are always popping up. One way that many students help to meet those expenses, and earn extra spending money, is to get a job on campus.  The College hires nearly 400 student employees each semester. Jobs range from food servers to Phonathon callers to ITS Help Desk technicians. In addition, many academic departments hire departmental assistants for a variety of duties, so students may be able to work in a position that relates directly to their area of study. Some positions may even qualify as internships and fulfill an academic requirement.

For a listing of open student positions, as well as instructions to apply and online applications, visit the Human Resources website at

Set up a Campus Store account

The MC Campus Store is where students buy textbooks – but you’ll also find MC gear and spirit products, school and office supplies, greeting cards, candy, beverages, convenience items, magazines, and books. You may pay with cash, credit cards (except American Express) or checks.

You can also set up a Campus Store student account and deposit money to make available for books and/or other supplies. This is a great option for parents who want to keep tabs on costs or students on a budget. Visit the Campus Store on move-in day to set up an account in person, or read this document for instructions to set up an account by mail.

Visit the Campus Store online to order textbooks or browse and buy MC apparel and accessories.

Dates you should know
15 Fall payment due
27-30 New Student Orientation
29-31 Music ensemble auditions
31 Fall semester begins
1 Activities Fair (join student organizations)
8 Homecoming and Family Weekend
14 End of first half-semester
17-18 Fall Break (classes resume 8 a.m. Oct. 19)
19 Beginning of second half-semester

Happy Grandparents Day!

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, is National Grandparents Day. We wish all the best to our students' grandparents, and if they haven't already, welcome them to sign up to receive Family Connections e-newsletter each month. It's a great way to stay connected with their grandchildren and Manchester College!

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