Issue 68 – Nov./Dec. 2017

Homecoming 2017

Gold Rush was the theme for Homecoming 2017, and it was indeed a golden autumn day Oct. 14. Sunshine and unseasonably mild temperatures welcomed students and alums to campus for festivities that included class reunions, academic alumni gatherings and cookouts, a health fair and the Encore lecture series. More than 2,000 fans turned out for the Homecoming football game against Rose-Hulman, and more fans took advantage of the gorgeous weather to see the Manchester men’s soccer team beat Transylvania 1-0 in two overtimes.

Manchester among “best values” again

Want more for your money? Manchester University has again been named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best colleges and best values among regional colleges. Read more.

MU social media honored

Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly has singled out Manchester for two 2017 Northeast Indiana Business Excellence Awards: Best Use of Facebook and Best Use of Pinterest. Read more.
Jeff BeerBeer lands teaching honor

Manchester University prides itself on the passion and expertise of its instructors and its commitment to academic innovation and excellence. And it’s been regularly recognized for both of those attributes. Most recently, Jeff Beer, associate professor of exercise science and athletic training and program director of undergraduate athletic training curriculum at MU, was honored by the Indiana Athletic Training Association as its Professional Excellence in Athletic Training award winner for 2017.

From the official release: “He has hosted multiple athletic training workshops for students over the summer, mentored both undergraduate and graduate athletic training students, and has lectured at various conferences including the IATA Student Symposium and Fort Wayne Teaching Conference. Jennifer Beer notes Jeff’s love for the profession and the community. ‘Jeff’s passion for the profession, strong appreciation of athletic training education, and commitment to not only his work community but his home community make him an excellent candidate.’”


We’re going to Chicago!

Just in time for Christmas shopping – or just to see the Windy City all gussied up for the holidays – Manchester University is sponsoring a bus trip to Chicago on Dec. 2. Alumni and friends and parents of MU are all welcome. Cost is $40 and includes bus transportation, snacks, desserts and movies.

Dates you should know

College of Education and Social Sciences Academic Visit Day


“A Doll’s House” theater production


College of Arts and Humanities Academic Visit Day


Spartan Day

22-26 Thanksgiving Break

MSO Holiday Extravaganza

8Presidential Scholar Reception
15-31Winter Break
25Christmas Day
Find more MU events on our Campus Calendar.

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