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ISSUE #55 April/May 2015

Research symposium showcases intellectual achievement

Manchester’s students are preparing to present their original research on diverse topics at the 17th annual Student Research Symposium, April 24th.

Students at this year’s symposium will share their work with the larger academic community, enlivening MU’s intellectual climate, stimulating discussions and encouraging collaborations across disciplines. All symposium presentations are open to the public.

It’s through these rich experiences that Manchester creates an academic and experiential education that equips our graduates to lead. Join the Manchester community in learning from some of the University’s best and brightest.

Get ready for Graduation Day!

Graduation Day 2015 is Sunday, May 17 and campus will buzz with excited students and proud friends, family and faculty. The Baccalaureate Service begins at 11 a.m. in Cordier Auditorium; no tickets are 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, which are available in the Campus Store attached to each student’s cap and gown order. There are no tickets for additional unreserved seating, but it fills up quickly, so plan accordingly and arrive early!

For all the details, visit our Graduation Day website.

Class registration for 2015-2016

Registration for 2015 summer and fall courses and 2016 January and spring courses begins at 8 a.m., April 8. Graduate students and seniors may register online April 8, juniors April 9, sophomores April 10, and first-year students April 13. Students may register in the Office of the Registrar beginning April 9 following the same schedule based on current academic standing. Non-degree and guest students may register in the Office of the Registrar April 16-17. Registration ends April 17. A $40 late registration fee will be assessed to students who enroll after May 14, 2015 while a $120 late registration fee will be assessed to students who enroll after August 5, 2015.

Students wishing to study off-campus during January Session 2016 may choose from such exciting opportunities as:

  • Economic Development and Innovation in Education (Namibia)
  • Comparative Civilization (France)
  • Development of Scientific Thought in Great Britain (London)
  • Rethinking God: The Reality of the Virtual (Egypt and Ethiopia)
  • Medical Practicum (Nicaragua)
  • Current Issues in Peace and Justice (Jerusalem, Palestine and Israel)
  • Topics in American Politics: Presidential Nomination Campaigns (Iowa)
  • Social Psychology or Culture and Psychology (Hawaii)
  • Policy and Practice Issues in Social Welfare (Jamaica)
  • Aspects of American Popular Culture: Disney and American Culture (Disney World)
  • Living the Spanish Language (Spain, Portugal and Gibraltar)

Learning and fun go together at summer camps

Manchester welcomes future Spartans to campus for various camps throughout the summer. Consider enrolling your child in one of our five fun and enriching day camps.

Start the summer with the Chess Success camp, June 8-12. Students will learn rules tactics and strategies of one of the world’s oldest, most revered games, and they will participate in a tournament. Judd Case, associate professor of communication studies at Manchester, leads the camp with an emphasis on active, hands-on learning and good sportsmanship. Chess Success is for kids in grades 3-6. The registration deadline is June 1.

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 catapult, bridge, race car, merry-go-round, tower crane and more. LEGO® Camp uses kits designed to teach students basic principles of engineering, science, technology and mathematics. More than that, it’s about working with other students, being creative ... and having FUN! LEGO® Camp runs June 22-26 and is for kids in grades 2 and 3 and grades 4-6. Registration deadline is June 13.

Have a future scientist at home? Send him or her to Science Camp! This three-day, hands-on learning experience will take them outdoors and into the laboratory as they explore the world through the eyes of a scientist. They will explore the Eel River ecosystem, examine the mysteries of chemistry, and learn how the human body works. They’ll delve into the sport and science of fishing, learn about rocketry, aerospace and engineering by designing and launching bottle rockets, and study birds and common plants. Science camp is for children in grades 4-6 and takes place June 29-July 1. Registration ends June 23.

If you’re tired of cooking, send your child to Manchester for Culinary 101. Students will learn techniques with Manchester’s national award-winning executive chef Chris Fogerty. They’ll work with a variety of foods and explore grilling, sautéing, flavor and color, menu planning and safety. Culinary 101, for children ages 10-14, will take place June 29-July 1 with a registration deadline of June 23.

The summer camp season concludes with the exciting Robotics Camp July 13-17. Your child will build, program and test real-life robots that move using motors with rotation sensors. They will brainstorm to find creative solutions and develop them through selecting, building, testing and evaluating. In the computer lab, they will capture and analyze the robot data and manipulate the robot. Robotics Camp is for children in grades 6-8. Registration ends July 3.

All camps are scheduled for daytime hours only and schedules vary. Find more information and download a copy of the Kid’s Summer Camp 2014 registration form at

Dates you should know
10-11 Lil’ Sibs Weekend
14 NICE Career Fair
24 Student Research Symposium
11-14 Final exams
17 Graduation Day
19 Summer Session I Begins
1 Summer Session II Begins
3 Summer Session III Begins
26 Fall Semester Classes Begin

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