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ISSUE #45 April/May 2013

Chemistry major Rodney Tigaa ’13 presented his research on Fluorescent Carbon Nanodots: A Procedural Replication of a Green Synthesis from Soy Milk at the 2013 Student Research Symposium.

Research Symposium showcases student interests

It’s that time of year again, when Manchester University’s top students present their original research to faculty panels and the public and vie for the Jo Young Switzer Award for Excellence in Writing.

For the 15th annual Student Research Symposium on Tuesday, April 30, a total of 67 MU students talked about their research on topics that included:

  • Green Fuel Production
  • The Effectiveness of the ISTEP exam
  • How Parental involvement Affects Academic Success in College
  • The Effects of Vocal Cue-Training on Lie Detection
  • The Magnitude of Domestic Resistance to United States Militarism in Southeast Asia
  • The Effects of Energy Drink Consumption on Lactic Acid Formation During Exercise

The diversity of topics is testament to Manchester’s rich liberal arts program. Not only did undergraduate students in every academic department present their papers and posters, for the first time, three Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) students joined the contest. Read more >

Make your plans for Graduation Day

Graduation Day 2013 is Sunday, May 19, and the Manchester University campus will be abuzz with excited students, satisfied faculty and proud parents and siblings. Baccalaureate Service starts at 11 a.m., no tickets required, and Commencement is at 2:30 p.m. Graduates are entitled to five reserved tickets for Commencement to share with family and friends, and unreserved seating is available for those without tickets. Doors open at 1:30, and unreserved seating fills up quickly, so come early!

Visit our Graduation Day website for all the details.

January session means first-hand experience

For many Manchester students, January session means traveling off campus to take a course that offers first-hand experience and on-location learning. Some classes take students to locations across the U.S., where students study politics in Washington D.C., or pop culture in Disney World. Other courses travel to destinations abroad, where students study art in China, French culture in France, the Spanish language in Spain, or history in Italy.

Manchester values the perspective that an international experience adds to students’ education. Each year, about 10 percent of MU students travel internationally during January session, while 20-25 students per year travel abroad for semester or year-long study. In recent years, 40 percent to 43 percent of graduating seniors have had some type of international experience for academic credit during their time at Manchester.

While class registration has ended for next year, students may still apply for some January session classes that aren’t yet full, including those with opportunity for domestic and international travel. Check the registrar's registration page for course offerings and contact information.

See photos of past January session classes in our Photo Album.

LEGO Camp is for students in grades 2-5

LEGO® Camp at Manchester University is a FUN way to learn! Students will build up to 10 different simple mechanisms and motorized machines, including a merry-go-round, watch tower, gear racer, tower crane and more. LEGO® Camp uses kits designed to teach students basic principles about engineering, science, technology and math – but more than that, it’s about working with other students, being creative ... and having FUN!

LEGO® Camp is for students in grades 2-5, and meets every day for five days, June 24-28, on the North Manchester campus. Choose either the morning or afternoon sessions. Registration fees of $99 include instruction, use of the LEGO® kits and a
t-shirt. Deadline for registration is June 7, so sign up today, and invite a friend!

Click here for a registration form.

Dates you should know
13-16 Final examinations
19 Baccalaureate and Commencement
28 Fall semester classes begin
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