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ISSUE #49 April/May 2014

Research symposium showcases intellectual achievement

Manchester’s top students are, once again, preparing to present their original research to faculty and the public. Friday, April 25, marks the 16th annual Student Research Symposium, and students will present topics such as:

  • Star formation
  • Pay-for-play in college athletics
  • Motivating factors for successful students
  • Attitudes toward homosexuality
  • Medieval marriage rituals
  • Dietary habits and social status in Elizabethan England
  • Guerilla journalism
  • Imperialism and racism

The topics are diverse and presenters range from first-year students to graduate and doctoral candidates.

It’s through these rich experiences that Manchester strives to create the best academic and experiential education to graduate students equipped to lead. Join the Manchester community in learning from some of the University’s best and brightest.

Get ready for Graduation Day!

Graduation Day 2014 is Sunday, May 18 and campus will overflow with excited students and proud friends, family and faculty. The Baccalaureate Service begins at 11 a.m. in Cordier Auditorium, no tickets required. Lunch is available from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Haist Commons and The Oaks. Commencement begins at 2:30 p.m. with doors to the PERC opening at 1:30 p.m. Each senior is entitled to five reserved seating tickets, while tickets for unreserved seating are not required. Unreserved seating fills up quickly, so plan accordingly and get here early!

For all the details, visit our Graduation Day website here.

Consider summer camps at Manchester

Manchester welcomes future Spartans to campus for various camps throughout the summer. Consider enrolling your child in one of our four exciting opportunities.

Start the summer with the summer art camp, June 16-20. Students will explore a multitude of art forms ranging from cave paintings to collaborative mural-making. Summer art camp is for students in grades 4-5 and grades 6 to 8. Registration deadline for the summer art camp is June 6.

The LEGO® Camp has become one of Manchester’s most popular summer camps. Students will build up to 10 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 of engineering, science, technology and mathematics. More than that, though, it’s about working with other students, being creative ... and having FUN! LEGO® Camp runs June 23-27 and is for kids in grades 2 and 3 and grades 4 through 6. Registration deadline is June 13.

If you’re tired of cooking, send your child to Manchester for Culinary 101, Baking 101 or both! Students will learn the techniques of grilling, sautéing, making sweet treats and much more. Both camps are for children ages 10 to 14. Culinary 101 will take place June 30-July 2 with a registration deadline of June 23. Baking 101 will run July 14-16 with registration ending July 4.

Download a copy of the Kid’s Summer Camp 2014 registration form at

For your older students interested in pursuing a career in athletic training, Manchester is hosting an athletic training camp at the PERC June 18-20. Students will learn from highly qualified athletic training faculty, staff and alumni of Manchester University, along with professional athletic trainers and physicians from SportONE. It’s a great way for your student to explore the rewarding field of athletic training. The camp is for high school students of all ages or students who have graduated and will be attending college in the fall. Registration deadline is June 1.

Find out more about athletic training camp at

Manchester magazine undergoes redesign

As the Marketing and Communications Department undergoes a strategic restructuring, the University magazine, Manchester, is getting a new look too. The magazine will feature more news and more dramatic photography. Most important, Manchester circulation is expanding to include current students and their families, as well as alumni and friends. Be on the lookout for your copy!

Dates you should know
25 Student Research Symposium
12-15 Final Exams
18 Baccalaureate and Commencement
20 Summer Session I Begins
2 Summer Session II Begins
3 Summer Session III Begins
27 Classes Begin

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