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ISSUE #40 December 2011/January 2012

January session sends MC Students worldwide

January is a month of travel and exploration for many students at Manchester College. Each January session, professors teach off-campus courses in various fields of study in the U.S. and abroad. In their travels, MC Students experience firsthand the sights, sounds and cultures they learn about in the classroom:

  • Thelma Rohrer's Art in Context class is visiting cities throughout Spain where students will study in major museums and historic sites.
  • Joe Messer is conducting the seminar "Snow Business" in Prague, examining the winter sports industry and ending with a historical tour of the city focusing on its Jewish heritage.
  • Mark Angelos' Comparative Civilization class is exploring Irish and British history in Ireland, Wales, Scotland and London.
  • Sree Majumder and Jim Falkiner are answering the question, "Why are U.S. jobs going to India?" by taking their Economic Development and Innovation class to India to observe and report on entrepreneurship and economics.
  • Susan Klein's Development of Modern Scientific Throught in Great Britain class is visiting museums and historical sites in Great Britain, examining the lives and works of British scientists.
  • Tim Brauch's Math in Culture class is studying the mathematics, culture, and astronomy of the Maya in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.
  • Russell and Marcie Coulter-Kern's Social Psychology class is in Hawaii, studying how people think about, influence and relate to one another within and across cultures.
  • Robert Pettit's Aspects of American Popular Culture class is at Walt Disney World in Florida, using the Disney empire and its products as a case study.
  • Arturo Yanez's Living the Spanish Language class is practicing the Spanish language in daily communication on site in Spain.
  • Debra Lynn and Jane Frazier are accompanying their Theater in England class to London for a Shakespeare workshop at the Globe Theatre and a stage combat workshop at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.

Other on- and off-campus course offerings are also available during January session. Students who would like to experience life on another campus may elect to take a course at another college, including Huntington University (Indiana), McPherson College (Kansas), Saint Olaf College (Minnesota) and University of La Verne (California). Learn more about MC's January Session >


Death, taxes and FAFSA

Some things are certain, and one is filing your student's annual Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - if you want to receive federal financial aid! The Manchester College deadline for submitting the FAFSA to the U.S. Department of Education is March 1. You'll need to include information from your 2011 taxes, but it's not too early to begin preparing your FAFSA now.

When filling out and submitting the form, designate Manchester College as your student's FAFSA recipient. The Manchester College institutional code is 001820.
You can file your 2012-2013 FAFSA online at You'll be assigned a PIN number so you can check the status of your application later.

Learn more about financial aid at Manchester College at or email Student Financial Services at

101 Days to Commencement!

101 Days to CommencementThe countdown is beginning to Commencement 2012! The 101 Days Countdown to Commencement Celebration for graduating seniors will be Thursday, Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the Upper Union. Students will be served dinner by MC faculty and staff and receive important instructions, schedules and information for Graduation Day.

101 Days to Commencement is hosted by the Manchester College of Alumni Relations. Before the evening is over, MC seniors will be welcomed as alumni from the Alumni Board president. Students must register to attend this business casual event.

Dates you should know
4 January session classes begin
15 Spring semester payment due
17 Last day to withdraw from a January class with a grade of W
24 January session ends
31 Spring semester classes begin
9 101 Days to Commencement Celebration
1 FAFSA filing deadline

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