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ISSUE #64 January/February 2017

Explore the world at MU

Manchester University’s mission of graduating persons of ability and conviction is part of a wider mission: sending those people out into the world to make a difference. Nowhere is that better embodied than in the Study Abroad Program, which every year sends Manchester students all over the world to deepen their understanding of other cultures as part of making that difference.

And there are a variety of ways to help them do that!

January and summer sessions are affordable short-term courses whose destinations vary each year; this year, Manchester students travel to Ireland and England, India, France, Moscow, Istanbul and Rome during January session. All abroad courses are full credit and participants travel in groups with faculty leadership for enhanced safety.

Semester and full-year programs offer students the opportunity to study in France through Lewis and Clark College in France or in Japan through Hokusei Gakuen University, or in countries from Austria to New Zealand to Trinidad and Tobago through BCA Study Abroad.

For more information contact Thelma Rohrer, director of study abroad and off-campus academic programs, at Or visit our website at

PBS features Manchester project

Manchester’s continuing commitment to environmental concerns landed it on PBS in November. The University’s dam-removal efforts – part of the Eel River Watershed Initiative -- were featured in “Over, Under, Gone: The Killer in Our Rivers,” a WFYI-1 Indianapolis documentary about low-head dams. Check out the details here.

PGx expands horizon

Manchester already had the nation’s first dedicated master’s degree in pharmacogenomics – the study of precision medicine, in which drugs can be maximized to work in relationship to an individual’s genes. Now it’s added an online two-year PGx master’s degree that offers two tracks: bench research and clinical. The online program gives students the option of earning the degree where they live and to continue working. Get the full story here.

Manchester represents at IMEA

A record number of MU students will perform at The Indiana Music Educators Association (IMEA) conference Jan. 11-14 in Fort Wayne. This year, the IMEA Intercollegiate Masterworks Ensemble will perform Orff’s Carmina Burana. MU participants are Mykayla Neilson, Angela Ebert, MacKenzi Lowry, Michael Rueff, Kenzie Hare, Jake Svay, Clayton Marcum, Emily Lynn, Hayley Cochran, Matthew Grothouse, Sierra Lehman and Tiffany Reith.

Dates you should know

New Year’s Day


Change of Course Day; January Session classes begin


Last day to convert course to Honors


Last day to withdraw with a W or convert course to P/NP


January Session ends


Spring Semester classes begin; Change of Course Day


Change of Course Days


Spring Convocation


Discussion Day

Find more MU events on our Campus Calendar.

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