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Manchester College
Image:Manchester_college.gif
Motto Faith, Learning and Service
Established 1860 (details)
Type private coeducational liberal arts
Endowment $34.0 million[1]
President Jo Young Switzer
Faculty 73
Students 1,069[1]
Undergraduates 1,057
Postgraduates 12
Location North Manchester, IN, USA
Campus small town: 125 acres (0.506 km²)
Athletics 17 Division III NCAA teams,
called Spartans
Colors black and gold
Affiliations Anabaptist, Church of the Brethren
Website www.manchester.edu

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Contents

Principles

Manchester College is guided by the principles embodied in its mission statement and values statement.[2]


Mission statement

"Manchester College respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition."


Values Statement

"As a primarily undergraduate, residential, liberal arts community rooted in the tradition of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester College values:

  • Learning, because high academic expectations in an environment combining liberal arts and professional preparation equip graduates to live healthy, productive, and principled lives;
  • Faith, because our diverse faiths call us to make the world a kinder and better place, establish justice, build peace amid strife, and model lives of agape (selfless love), tikkun olam (repairing a broken world), and salam (peace);
  • Service, because committing self in service to others connects faith with action and abilities with convictions;
  • Integrity, because honesty and trust are the foundations of teaching and learning, enriching, enduring relationships, and strong communities;
  • Diversity, because understanding differences develops respect for ethnic, cultural, and religious pluralism; an international consciousness; and an appreciation for the infinite worth of every person; and
  • Community, because a positive community sharpens self-identity, promotes acceptance of the demands of responsible citizenship, and transforms conflict into mutual respect. "

History

History at a glance
Manchester College
Roanoke Classical Seminary Established 1860
Location Roanoke, IN USA
Affiliation United Brethren Church
Acquired 1885 Church of the Brethren
Affiliation Church of the Brethren
Manchester College Renamed 1889
Relocated 1889
Location North Manchester, IN USA
Affiliation Church of the Brethren
Acquired 1932 Mount Morris College
Mount Morris College
Rock River Seminary & College Institute Established 1839
Location Mount Morris, IL USA
Affiliation Methodist Church
Mount Morris College Renamed 1844
Acquired 1879 Church of the Brethren
Affiliation Church of the Brethren
Closed 1932

Manchester College was founded in Roanoke, Indiana, as the Roanoke Classical Seminary in 1860 by the United Brethren Church. David N. Howe served as the last president of Roanoke Classical Seminary, which was moved to North Manchester to become North Manchester [Manchester] College. He served as Manchester College's first president from 1889-1894 and is known as the founder.[3] The school was renamed Manchester College in 1889 when it moved to North Manchester. In 1932, Manchester merged with Mount Morris College of Mount Morris, Illinois, a Methodist seminary founded in 1839. The college is still affiliated with the Church of the Brethren. 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... Roanoke is a town located in Huntington County, Indiana. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... The Church of the United Brethren in Christ is an evangelical Christian denomination based in Huntington, Indiana. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Schwarzenau Brethren. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Schwarzenau Brethren. ... 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... North Manchester, Indiana from the air looking northeast. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Schwarzenau Brethren. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... 1839 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Mount Morris is a village located in Ogle County, Illinois. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... The United Methodist Church is the largest Methodist denomination, and the second-largest Protestant one, in the United States. ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Schwarzenau Brethren. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Schwarzenau Brethren. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... Roanoke is a town located in Huntington County, Indiana. ... The Church of the United Brethren in Christ is an evangelical Christian denomination based in Huntington, Indiana. ... Mount Morris is a village located in Ogle County, Illinois. ... The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Schwarzenau Brethren. ...


Academics

Manchester College operates on a 4-1-4 (four month semester- January Session- four month semester) academic calendar. Students working towards a Bachelor's Degree can choose from over 45 major fields of study. Students working towards an Associate of Arts Degree can choose from nine major fields of study. Manchester College offers two Master of the Arts programs. Fields of study include:


Master of the Arts Degrees: Accountancy


Majors for a Bachelor's Degree: Accounting • Art • Athletic Training • Biology • Biology-Chemistry • Chemistry • Communication Studies • Computer Science • Economics • Education • Engineering Science • English • Environmental Studies • Exercise Science • Finance • French • General Business • German • History • Management • Marketing • Mathematics • Media Studies (concentration) • Medical Technology • Music • Nonprofit Management • Peace Studies • Philosophy • Physical Education • Physics • Political Science • Psychology • Religion • Social Work • Sociology • Spanish • Theatre Arts (concentration) • Individualized Interdisciplinary Major


Students working towards a Bachelor's Degree may also minor (optional) in: Art • Athletic Training • Biology • Business • Chemistry • Coaching • Communication Studies • Computer Science • Criminal Justice • Economics • English • Environmental Science • French • Gender Studies • German • Gerontology • History • Information Systems • Journalism • Mathematics • Music • Nonprofit Management • Peace Studies • Philosophy • Physical Education • Physics • Political Science • Philosophy • Religion • Sociology • Spanish • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).


Associate of Arts Degrees: Art • Computer Applications • Criminal Justice • Early Childhood Education • English Language • English Literature • English Writing • Gerontology • Religion


Accreditation

Manchester College as a whole has been accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools continuously since 1932.[4] The Higher Learning Commission is part of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. ... The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) is one of six regional accreditation organizations recognized by the United States Department of Education. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ...


Campus

Student culture

Any student classified as a First Year Student, Sophomore, or Junior must live on campus unless they live within 40 miles of Manchester College with their parents, are married, or are classified as a senior. There are no fraternities or sororities at Manchester College, and the college claims a dry campus.


Manchester College has five residence halls:

  • East Hall houses up to 224 women.
  • Garver Hall houses up to 275 men and women.
  • Helman Hall houses up to 129 men and women.
  • Oakwood Hall houses up to 129 men and women.
  • Schwalm Hall houses up to 148 men in double rooms on the first and second floors and 26 men and 26 women on the third floor.
  • College Apartments houses students classified as seniors, students who are parents of dependent children, and married students may live in the College Apartments.

Manchester also offers 55 student clubs and organizations, including:

  • A Capella Choir
  • Black Student Union
  • Campus Ministry Board
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hispanos Unidos
  • Kenapocomoco Coalition
  • Manchester Students Against Sweatshops
  • United Sexualities
  • Student newspaper, yearbook, and annual literary magazine

Buildings

The principal nonresidential buildings on the campus of Manchester College are: Administration Building • Clark Computer Center • Communications Center • Funderburg Library • Science Center • Holl-Kintner Hall • Otho Winger Memorial Hall • Physical Education and Recreation Center (PERC) • Calvin Ulrey Hall • Charles S. Morris Observatory • College Union • Cordier Auditorium • Peace House • Petersime Chapel


Distinctions

  • No. 7 "Great School/Great Price" (America’s Best Colleges 2005)
  • No. 4 "least debt" (America’s Best Colleges 2005)

Things That Are Unique to Manchester College

  • Employment Guarantee—From the college's website, " If at six months following graduation with a baccalaureate degree, a graduate of Manchester College has not secured employment after an appropriate effort to obtain it (or has not enrolled in a graduate program), he or she can return to the College for additional undergraduate courses and career preparation for one year without a charge for tuition".
  • Peace Studies—Manchester College was the first college in the US to offer a Peace Studies Program.
  • Camp Mack Day—Held every year in September, Camp Mack Day is a day for students to unwind and do activities like mud volleyball and canoe races.
  • Plowshares Collaborative—An initiative by Manchester, Earlham College, and Goshen College to share resources, establish an international resource base for peace studies education, and continue the peacemaking traditions of the Brethren and Mennonite churches.

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Notable Faculty

  • James R.C. Adams, 2002 U.S. Professor of the Year for baccalaureate colleges

Notable Alumni

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External links

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References

  1. 1 endowment  2005 NACUBO endowment study. National Association of College and University Business Officers. Retrieved on February 26, 2006.

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