Spring is here!

Commuter Flyer

Commuter Reception at Orchard Hill

Commuters: You are invited to a special reception with Kim Phipps at Orchard Hill THIS MONDAY!

Please come for a time of fellowship and light refreshments.

Monday, March 27th, 4:00 – 5:30pm

Orchard Hill

Limited parking at Orchard Hill with overflow parking at Grantham BIC Church.


Parking Registration!

Student Parking Registration FAQ’s

Online parking registration begins April 21 and will conclude on May 2.  Registration is available weekdays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM only.  Each student will be assigned a time slot based on both class year and number of credit hours presently enrolled in plus credit hours previously accrued.  The earlier your timeslot in the registration process the larger selection of lots you will have.

Instructions detailing how to register for parking will follow within the next few weeks.  Please note, when registering, if a parking lot becomes full and closes, you may be notified that you have been assigned to another lot.

Who can participate in the online parking registration process?

Students who will be sophomores, juniors, or seniors as of the end of Spring 2017 semester, AND have a balance due of less than $100 are eligible to participate in the parking registration process.

How can I check to see if I have a balance due on my student account?

You can check your bill through MCSquare à Self Service Main Menu à Student tab àStudent Account à Account Detail for Term.  If you have a balance due you may make a payment at the Falcon Exchange or on CashNet through MCSquare à Home Tab à eBill(pay your bill online)(Under Student Quicklinks).

What if I am a first-year student with less than 24 credits, but I still need a parking permit?

First-year students who are commuters, live more than 250 miles from campus, are regularly employed during the semester or have a medical need can apply utilizing this registration process.  Appropriate documentation will be required to verify on campus parking eligibility and should be dropped off at the Falcon Exchange during the online enrollment period.

I am going to be an undergraduate commuter student next year.  Do I need a parking permit?

Yes.  You will need to purchase a commuter parking permit during your registration period.

How much is a student parking permit?

Permits purchased during the early registration period which ends on July 31 are $125/year for on campus residents and $50/year for commuters.  Beginning August 1 parking permits are $150/year for on campus residents and $75/year for commuters.

What if I cannot pay my bill before online parking registration begins?

If you have a balance due of $100 or more on your student account and cannot pay the balance in full, you must contact Student Financial Services to discuss your financial obligation and establish eligibility for parking registration at 717-691-6004.

For more information about parking, please visit the Falcon Exchange Student Vehicle Registration website at   http://www.messiah.edu/info/22320/student_vehicle_registration or call 717-766-2511 ext. 7213.

Inclusive Excellence


The Office of Diversity Affairs and the Teaching and Learning Initiative seek your presence on Wednesday, March 29th from 4:15-5:15pm in Parmer Cinema, where Dr. Susanna Caroselli will deliver an Inclusive Excellence Lecture titled “Teaching the Other.

A brief description follows:

The phrase “Teaching the Other” may be interpreted as teaching about the Other, teaching to the Other, or teaching the process of “Othering.” As a contributor to the book Jews in Medieval England: Teaching Representations of the “Other”(Palgrave-Macmillan, forthcoming), Susanna Caroselli undertook all three in her discussion of the persecution of Jews in/by visual imagery and the pedagogy needed to teach such a sensitive subject. Using images from medieval manuscripts, she will present strategies for learning and teaching how a visual imagery of oppression develops.

Light Refreshments will be served.

We look forward to seeing you all there.



Everyone needs dinner, so why not join us at Chipotle this Sunday! 50% of your meal is donated to our 2017 Senior Class Gift! Did you know we’re leaving our legacy by purchasing our campus a new falcon mascot costume? We can’t do it without YOU!

Show the cashier this flyer on your phone for us to receive your meal’s proceeds.

Who? YOU!
What? Bring this flyer & eat dinner at Chipotle.
Where? 3216 Trindle Road in Camp Hill
When? This Sunday, March 26 between 5pm & 9pm
Why? Because 50% of your meal helps the Class of 2017 raise money for their class gift!

Thanks for making dinner a selfless act!

American Studies Program Info Session


Quick Version:
American Studies Program Info Session
Date: Friday, March 24th
Time: 4:00-5:00 pm
Location: Larsen 237

Want to effect change through public policy? Passionate about leading with strategic communication? Want to spend time in Washington DC?

Come hear from Messiah students who have participated in Best Semester’s American Studies Program in Washington DC on Friday, March 24th from 4:00-5:00pm in Larsen 237! You’ll have the opportunity to hear about working alongside scholars and policy makers while living a few blocks down from the Capitol.

“You have a heart for cultivating change that will better our world. There is no better place to start than at ASP in Washington, D.C. Being a catalyst of change starts the moment you meet your roommates. It is planted in your words as you tutor an at-risk child and becomes rooted in the active role you play in your internship. Guided by mentorship, community engagement and fellowship with others, this is change that will bear the best fruit.” –American Studies Program website

If you are looking to learn more information about American Studies Program, this student info session is for you! We will have time for Q&A as well as FREE PIZZA! Hope to see you there!

Want to learn more? Check out these websites!

Questions? Contact the Intercultural Office at intercultural@messiah.edu or Shung Yen Tan at st1268@messiah.edu

SAB Lost Films Presents: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Lost Films are Fri. at 6 and 9pm and Sat. at 3, 6, and 9pm in Parmer Cinema! Free for students and $4 for guests!

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SAB’s Annual DJ Competition Dance!


We’ve made it to the second half of the semester! To celebrate, we’re throwing our next SAB dance this Friday, 3/24, from 8pm-12am in the Union!

Four sets of DJs will be sharing some of their best mixes in hopes of impressing you! And at the end of the night, you get to help vote for the best DJ(s)! The djs are competing for coveted slots at Spring Fling (which is on April 28th, so mark it on your calendar)!

List of DJs: Keith Lim, Lauren Cruzan, Rick Warden, RCKLSS & (F)Amos

So join us this Friday for the dj competition dance!

The semester is halfway over!





Spring Break is Almost Here!

Spring Break!

You’ve made it to spring break! The last day of classes will be on Friday, March 10th, and classes will resume on Monday, March 20th. Have a fun and safe break!

Dean’s Scholarship For Continuing Students

Applications for Dean’s Scholarships for Continuing Students are now available in the Financial Aid Office in the lower level of Old Main and can be downloaded from the Messiah College Web Page at this address:

The application is also attached to this email.
Dean’s Scholarships for Continuing Students are awarded to current Messiah College students who have distinguished themselves as outstanding leaders in specific activities while attending Messiah College.

Fifteen $1,500 Dean’s Scholarships for Continuing Students are awarded each academic year.


1. Must be a full-time student at Messiah College.
2. Must have completed at least 30 credit hours of work at Messiah College.
3. Must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better.
4. Need not demonstrate financial need, but financial need will be taken into consideration.
Messiah College students already receiving an academic scholarship (not a need-based grant) equal to or greater than 60% tuition are not eligible to receive Dean’s Scholarships for Continuing Students.

Application deadline is May 15.

Pizza With Professionals!

Don’t miss our last Pizza w/ Professionals event of the semester with Vanguard!

Read on for more details:
When: Thursday, March 23rd from 12:30-1:30
Where: Hostetter Chapel 113
RSVP by March 21st at http://messiah.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6WsRDNaBzXdMhBr

What is Vanguard?
They are the world’s largest investment company, whose remarkable history includes launching the first index mutual fund. Vanguard has more than 14,000 employees in 16 locations worldwide.
Learn more at: https://about.vanguard.com/

Intern In San Francisco!

Westmont in San Francisco Information Session

Interested in studying and interning in an urban setting? Come learn about the opportunity to study with Westmont in San Francisco. Students participate in an 8-credit internship related to their major or career goals, take a class in Urban Studies, and can choose from a number of elective courses. Learn more about this program by attending an information session on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 4:00 in Larsen 237. For additional info, check out the program’s website at http://www.westmont.edu/_offices/urban/Academics.html

For more information about this event, please contact the Intercultural Office at X2131 or intercultural@messiah.edu

The Intercultural Office is on Facebook and Twitter! Like our Facebook page, Intercultural Office at Messiah and / or follow us on Twitter at MESSIAHabroad for updates about this and other programs! #ICOMessiah

Become a Messiah Ambassador!

If you love talking about Messiah, we need you to share your experiences with prospective students! The Admissions Office is currently accepting Ambassador applications for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The Messiah College Ambassador program is a student leadership program allowing current students the opportunity to interact with prospective students and families! This organization is sponsored by the Admissions Office.

Ambassador responsibilities include hosting prospective students overnight in the residence halls, leading campus tours, greeting guests on event days, attending chapel with campus guests, serving on student panels, and the opportunity to represent Messiah on off-campus recruitment trips. Ambassadors are rewarded with Messiah apparel, fun activities and professional development events, as well as an Ambassador years of service gift. Ambassadors will be trained at the start of the new academic year.

To apply, fill out the online application and submit two recommendations (at least one from a Messiah faculty member). Applications are due by Friday, March 24.

The online application and link to the recommendation form can be found at https://www.messiah.edu/ambassador-application

Mock Interview Day!

The Career and Professional Development Center is conducting Mock Interview Day on Friday, March 31st. On this day, alumni will be on campus to conduct practice interviews with students. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to practice interview skills and gain valuable feedback from local alumni professionals.

Limited slots are available. Please sign up ASAP at https://ttsu.me/iQ0B

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Happy March!

2017 Student Body President!

Good Morning!!!

We, the Student Government Association, have some exciting news to announce.

The 2017-2018 Student Body President & Student Body Vice President Campaigns begin this week. As we have received one pair of applicants for the positions, there will be an uncontested campaign this year. Accordingly, your next Student Body President and Vice President are as follows:

Student Body President: Jamie-Claire Chau
Student Body Vice President: Megan Eaton

Their official campaign will run from February 27th-March 7th. We encourage you, the student body, to reach out to Jamie-Claire and Megan with any questions, concerns, and hopes you have for the coming academic year. Get to know your new Student Body President- and Vice President-elect!

There will be an opportunity on March 7th to hear from Jamie-Claire and Megan on their vision for the coming year. Stay tuned for more information!


RISE Retreat

Are you interested in working with Immigrants and Refugees? Do you love empowering and encouraging students? Then help with the Refugee & Immigrant Services for Empowerment (RISE) Retreat!

On Saturday, April 1st, 50 middle school students coming from refugee and immigrant backgrounds through the Lincoln Intermediate Unit will be coming to Messiah College to be exposed to higher education and to be empowered to pursue further education.

In what ways can you help? Help as a translator, be a guide for students throughout the day, answer student’s questions about college life, help as a photographer for the event…There are so many more ways you can help!

What you need to do if interested:

Email –> risecoordinator@messiah.edu for more information
Print and Deliver your Criminal Background Check & Child Abuse forms to the Agape Center

Kristen Longsderff
RISE Coordinator
Agape Center, Messiah College
717-796-1800 ext. 5097

Summer and Fall Registration Information

Summer and Fall 2017 registration is fast approaching! Registration information will be available beginning Wednesday, March 22 (MCSquare, Academic Life Tab, Registrar Channel). Please be in contact with your academic advisor to schedule an appointment. Academic advising begins Monday, March 27. You will be receiving a postcard via campus mail with more registration information.

IMPORTANT: The Registration Request worksheet will not be delivered to your campus mail box. This worksheet can be accessed on MCSquare, Academic Life Tab, Registrar Channel. We will be mailing a limited amount of hard copies of the form to the academic departments for your advisors.

Questions can be emailed to registrar@messiah.edu or call ext. 6074.


SNAC National Nutrition Month!

National Nutrition Month 2017

March is National Nutrition Month!

Join SNAC (Student Nutrition Awareness Club) for various events throughout the month of March, including our Kick-Off Event, Special Lottie Lunches, and a Discussion Night hosted by our Campus Nutritionist, Nicole Benner!

Celebrate with us and, “Put Your Best Fork Forward” with these upcoming events:

March 2nd: Kick-Off Event – “Grab-and-Go Quiche Cups” – Free for all students outside of the Campus Store after Chapel from 10:30-11:15 am
March 7th: Special Lottie Lunch – Roasted Vegetable Whole Wheat Pizza
March 21st: Special Lottie Lunch – Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps
March 23rd: Discussion Night with Campus Nutritionist, Nicole Benner, from 7:00-8:00 pm in Kline 120
March 28th: Special Lottie Lunch – Smoke Turkey and Pesto Panini

Like us on Facebook at: “SNAC – Student Nutrition Awareness Club” for updates, upcoming events, and more!

Any questions can be directed to SNAC’s National Nutrition Month Coordinator, Ella Gutman, at eg1228@messiah.edu. Please see the attached poster as well for more information.

We look forward to celebrating with you!

New ID Cards

Falcon Exchange is pleased to introduce a newly updated ID card for Messiah College students.  The new ID card features additional NFC technological capabilities not present in the current ID card.  Your present ID card will continue to function as it always has and you may continue to use it until you need a card replacement or you make the choice to change to the new ID card.

The new ID cards operate with Near Field Communication, NFC.  NFC is a form of contactless communication between devices.  This technology allows a user to wave their card near a reader device to send information without needing to touch the device with their card.

You may begin to use the new ID cards to record attendance at chapel as well as to gain entrance to most of the residence halls.  Sollenberger Residence is scheduled to receive the new door reader devices over Spring Break.  Witmer Residence and Naugle Residence are scheduled to receive the new door reader devices over the Summer Break.  Over time, you will notice additional reader devices installed in different capacities on campus for your convenience.


1.       Do I have to change to the new ID card?  No.  The choice is yours.  You may continue to use the card you currently have as long as it is functioning properly.

2.       If I do want to change to the new ID card what should I do?  You should bring your current ID card to the Falcon Exchange and ask to exchange it for a new ID card.

3.       Is there a cost for the new ID card?  The standard ID card replacement fee schedule applies.  The fees are posted in white at the Falcon Exchange window.

4.       Do I have to take a new photo ID if I change to the new card?  No.  If we have your current photo on file you may use that one.

5.       How do I use my new ID card?  You simply wave your new ID card near a reader device.  You can opt to swipe in instead of wave the card if you need to.

6.       Do I have to make the decision to change right now?  No.  As long as you are a currently registered student you can change at any time.

7.       Is it okay if I tap my card on the device?  You can tap your card on the reader device but will most likely find you do not need to actually make contact with the device for your card to be recognized.

8.       Why does my new ID card have a Magnetic Stripe on the back if I have a chip in it?  You will need your mag stripe to swipe your card at locations that do not have a reader device.

9.       Can I punch holes in my new ID card?  No.  The new ID cards have a chip and an antenna in them.  Punching holes in the card will compromise the technological capabilities.

10.   What if I have questions or don’t know if I want to change cards?  Please visit Falcon Exchange or send us an email at falconexchange@messiah.edu.

Student Chaplain Forum

Hello everyone!

The chaplains are in the process of selecting next year’s team and we would love to hear from you concerning the preaching chaplain and student body chaplain positions. Therefore, we will be holding our annual chaplain forum this Sunday, March 5, starting at 7:00 PM in Boyer 131.

At the chaplain forum, the candidates for preaching chaplain and student body chaplain will each share a brief devotional. That’s where you come in! After each candidate shares their devotional, you will have the opportunity to provide feedback in an online survey, which we will take into account when we make our decisions! We look forward to seeing you at the forum!

7 Second Version:
1. Chaplain Forum on March 5, at 7:00 PM, in Boyer 131.
2. Come listen to chaplain candidate’s messages.
3. Provide feedback online.

Blessings and Peace,
The Student Chaplain Team

Thinking of Living on Campus?

All housing sign-up information can be found at www.messiah.edu/HousingSignUps

**IMPORTANT UPDATE** The winning name for the new housing software is The Nest and can be found at www.messiah.edu/TheNest
Here are the important dates for housing sign-ups:
March 1 Medical housing applications due
March 6 SaLT & Special interest house applications due (notification on March 10)
March 10 Off-campus housing applications are due
March 10 Housing survey & contracts available to sign on The Nest (www.messiah.edu/TheNest )
(PINs and timeslots are given after completing survey & contract)
March 21 & 22 The Nest opens for apartment cluster requests
March 24 Apartment clusters notified about their cluster assignment. Student acceptances of assignments due on March 27
March 26 Spring Forward [ 6-8 pm ]
March 27 & 28 Verification on The Nest for one bedroom apts.
March 29 One bedroom apt. sign-ups in Kline 120 [7:00—9:15 pm ]
March 31 & April 3 Verification on The Nest for two bedroom apts.
April 4 Two bedroom apt. sign-ups in Kline 120 [7:00—9:45 pm ]
April 5-6 The Nest opens for cluster requests
April 12 Clusters notified about their cluster assignment
April 14 Clusters accept or decline assignment
April 19 Housebook opens for room sign-ups (The full transition to The Nest will take about a year.  Individual room sign-ups will still occur on Housebook)

SAB Lost Films Presents: Manchester by the Sea

Come see “Manchester By the Sea” Fri. at 6 and 9pm and Sat. at 3, 6, and 9pm in Parmer Cinema! Free for students and $4 for guests!







Warm Weather!

Study Abroad Info Session!


Five-second version:
Go Ed Study Abroad Info Session
Free pizza!!
Friday, February 24th
Boyer 130

Are you interested in international relief and development? Want hands on experiences while exploring new cultures?

Then the GO ED Program is definitely for you! Come on over to Boyer 130 on Friday to hear all about studying in Thailand or Rwanda!

“The GO ED. initiative provides opportunities for enquiring individuals to begin their personal quest of spiritual and personal transformation. Our vision is to own and ultimately end poverty, by transforming lives through cultural engagement. It is not our intention to merely provide temporary relief or transient awareness; rather, it’s our desire to leave a lasting legacy by preparing and empowering future generations to make meaningful contributions in the fight to stop all forms of human poverty.”

If you’re interested in spending a semester learning more about international relief and development, or if you just want to hear about the experiences of other students and learn more, this info session is for you! Did we mention there’s FREE PIZZA? So come on over, grab a slice of pizza, and hear all about studying with GO ED! See you there!

Find out more about studying abroad with GO ED at the following websites:
GO ED Mekong: http://www.messiah.edu/homepage/1014/goed_mekong
GO ED Rwanda: http://www.messiah.edu/homepage/958/goed_africa

Questions? Contact the Intercultural Office at intercultural@messiah.edu or Shung Yen Tan at st1268@messiah.edu

Open Door Day

President Phipps will host an Open Door Day on Thursday, March 2, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to meet individually with students and employees on topics that are important to them. Open Door Day will take place in the president’s office on the second floor of Old Main. A sign-in sheet will be located in Old Main room 206 starting at 9:00 a.m. on March 2.


Presentation on Indonesia TESOL/Cross-Cultural Course

Come to Parmer Cinema on Thursday, Feb. 23, 5:00-6:00, to hear about our latest adventure in Indonesia in the TESOL/Cross-Cultural course! 18 Messiah College students spent two weeks on the island of Java and five days on the island of Bali, teaching English in ten schools (Muslim, Christian and Hindu) and learning about education in a Southeast Asian, Muslim-majority country. Come to see photos and hear stories of learning and service in Indonesia.

Campus Survey

You are invited to participate and offer your insights in a valuable process to improve our campus and community experience.

This Friday, the 24th of February, you will receive a link to take part in a Campus Climate Survey regarding your experiences at Messiah College.

Specifically, we are asking for your honest reflections of how and where you have witnessed or experienced discrimination and/or violent attitudes and behaviors within the Messiah College community.

This initiative is designed to gather information to influence our evaluation and development of programming and services. What you and your neighbors have experienced matters; please use this opportunity to share your story. Surveying is a best practice across institutions of higher education and as we work to better serve our community needs, consistently identifying experiences of discrimination on our campus is a critical process.

In doing so, we seek to identify the best opportunities to enhance our inter-cultural competence, develop targeted prevention initiatives, and provide educational programming that drives our institution’s commitment to being a wholly hospitable community, embracing diversity and ending inter-personal violence.

Students that complete the survey within the first week will be entered into a confidential drawing with a chance to win one of two $100 VISA cards for Spring Break!

You will have until Friday, March 10th to take advantage of this opportunity. We are grateful for your participation in this endeavor.

On- Campus jobs available

Now that you are well into the semester, do you have extra time on your hands and not enough cash in your wallet to do anything?

The Campus Events (custodial) department has several openings in various areas available to help you with that problem! If you are able to work between 6 to 10 hours a week please use the link below to apply now and we can get you started earning that extra money you need. Once your application is received you will be able to choose the job that will work best for you.

Don’t wait apply today!

http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/8751 – Campus Events
http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/8749 – Laundry Services

Questions? Contact Denise at dblackley@messiah.edu

SAB Lost Films Presents: Arrival

Come see “Arrival” Fri. at 6 and 9pm and Sat. at 3, 6, and 9pm in Parmer Cinema! Free for students and $4 for guests!





Happy Valentine’s Day!

Apply to be an Orientation Leader!

Was one of the greatest memories from your new student orientation at Messiah College the connection you had with your Orientation Leader?

Do you want to give back, serve others, and mentor like a big brother or big sister to students that started college with the same fears, hesitations, anxieties and excitement that you might have had? You remember those feelings and probably remember how your Orientation Leader helped guide you through them.

Applications are now available for Orientation Leader 2017 positions for August new student Welcome Week. The job description, required dates, recommendation form and more information is here: Orientation Leader Application 2017

Or on our website: http://www.messiah.edu/info/21627/new_student_orientation

Applications and recommendations are due by Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

Any questions? Contact the office of Student Involvement & Leadership Programs, silp@messiah.edu.

Open Student Activities Board Positions!

Applications for the 2017-2018 Student Activities Board are NOW live!

Positions available:
Cultural Engagement
Special Activities
Student Talent
Lost Films

Applications are due on February 20th and recommendations are due March 1st. We would love for you to apply and be a part of our team. Apply now!

Click here to apply:  http://www.messiah.edu/sab

SAB Dance This Weekend!

Get down at “THE GET DOWN” on Friday, Feb. 17th from 8pm-12am in the Union! It’s free! Get pumped for a night full of the best hip hop songs out there mixed by your favorite stufent djs. Snacks provided! See you at the best spot in town, the get down!


Pizza with ABC 27!

abc27 is coming to campus! Come learn about careers with their organization, and eat free pizza!

Read on for more info
What: Pizza with Professionals with abc27
When: Wednesday, March 1st from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Where: Boyer 131
RSVP: by 2/26 to http://messiah.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6A1QWCa5XLaet25

Spring Break Service Trips!

Spring Break is just around the corner. What plans are you making? If you are looking for an opportunity to meet new people, experience a diverse community and grow in your faith through service, consider an alternative break trip!

The Spring Break Service Trips application is LIVE! Every year the Agape Center sends out several trips to different communities nationwide, providing amazing opportunities for students to meet new people, explore new places, and serve!

All trips will take place the week of March 11-19; however, specific trip departure and return dates will vary slightly. Additional information about the service trip experience and our spring service trip locations can be found on our website (messiah.edu/agape) or by clicking the application link below.

Spring Trip Locations:
Priority 1 Ministries – Bronx, NY
Praying Pelican- Miami, FL
Interfaith- Philadelphia, PA
Workfest- Mt. Vernon
AROMA Sports Ministry- NC

Cost (includes food, lodging and housing)


Please submit your application as soon as possible. Space is limited and spots are filled on a first come, first serve basis.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns we’d love to hear from you. Email servicetrips@messiah.edu or stop in the Agape Center!

J-Term and May Term Trips!

Imagine spending J-Term or May-Term  2018 in…

  • Strasbourg, France
  • Kijabe, Kenya
  • Rome, Italy
  • Quito, Ecuador
  • Ede, Netherlands
  • Los Angeles, California

These are just a few of the locations where cross-cultural courses will be offered during J-Term 2018 and May-Term 2018! These courses are one exciting way to fulfill your general education/QuEST cross-cultural requirement during your time at Messiah College!  Complete your application soon to avoid being wait-listed for your first choice program.  (A non-refundable deposit of $200 will be required upon acceptance to a course, not upon application.)

If you are considering a cross-cultural course to graduate, please be sure to explore other options as well, as students are not guaranteed spots on a cross-cultural course.

Click on the course name below for more information and to begin your application or visit the course listing on our website:  http://www.messiah.edu/info/20962/short-term_programs/1364/cross-cultural_courses/2

SAB Lost Films Presents: The Edge of Seventeen

Come see “The Edge of Seventeen” Fri. at 6 and 9pm and Sat. at 3, 6, and 9pm in Parmer Cinema! Free for students and $4 for guests!








Happy February!

Sign up for Text Alerts

For the safety of all our students and employees, and in order to maintain compliance with federal law, The Clery Act, Messiah College’s method to notify students and employees of critical emergency situations is provided through the college’s Text Alert System.

If you have not signed up for Text Alert, please do so today. The text alert sign-up is found on MCSquare in the “Need to Know” channel (see attached).


This Week is Lead Week!

lead week

Love Run!

Love to Run? Run for Love at the 2017 Messiah LOVE RUN!
(And even if you don’t love to run, you’ll still love this event!)

What is the Love Run?
It’s a 2-mile fun run, a costume contest, and a promotional giveaway! Come join the fun for Valentines Day and support the Messiah Track & Field Team service trips!

Why should you come to the Love Run?
There is a partner COSTUME CONTEST for those who feel especially festive and more than TWENTY DOOR PRIZES such as gift certificates, apparel, etc to give away! And the whole event is just a blast!

When is the Love Run?
It is Saturday, February 11th, beginning at 10am.
Registration begins at 9am in Boyer Atrium. Race Day registration for students with ID is $17, which includes an awesome long-sleeve tee!

Check out our website for more information, such as costume contest categories and registration details!

Be sure to like us on Facebook!

Volunteer at the Oakes Museum of Natural History!

• Gain valuable public-speaking experience talking to different groups of people during our public hours (Saturdays 1:00 – 5:00pm).
• Help with our Curator Club and CC2 on Saturdays.
• Instill in children an excitement about our natural world!
• Looks great on your resume.
• Learn about interesting animals from Africa and North America!

We are asking for a commitment of 12 hours each semester.

If you are interested, or have any questions, please contact our Student Volunteer Coordinator, Jake Haser at jh1642@messiah.edu.

We hope to hear from you soon!

Spring Semester Open Pool Hours

Effective January 30 – March 9, 2017

Monday and Wednesday
6:30 – 7:50 AM
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
8:30 – 10 PM
Please note: Wednesday nights begin February 15, 2017Tuesday and Thursday
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
8:30 – 10 PM
Please note: Tuesday nights begin February 14, 2017
Please note: Thursday nights begin February 16, 2017
6:30 – 7:50 AM
12 – 1 PMSaturday
2:30 – 4:30 PM
7 – 9 PM

Please note: Due to staff shortage during the Middle Atlantic Conference swimming championships, the pool will close after the lunchtime open pool on February 9, 2017 and will remain closed until Monday, February 13, 2017 at 6:30 AM.


Black History Month


February is Black History Month and Black Student Union has organized some events in order to celebrate this wonderful month. There are two events that will be occurring in the next week. The first event is a Career and Professional Development Seminar for students of color, however, anyone can attend! It will occur on February 9th, from 6pm-8pm in Boyer Atrium. There are sign-ups the day of the event so that you are able to attend the sessions of your choice. The second event of the month would be the “We Matter” Showcase, which is on February 10th, from 7pm-9pm. There will be a variety of acts performing, and there will be a special appearance from Christon Gray! There are tickets for this event, and they will be available at the upstairs office in the Union on Friday, February 3. The tickets are free!

Come and join us in Celebrating Diversity!

SAB Lost Films Presents: Hacksaw Ridge

Come see “Hacksaw Ridge” Fri. Feb. 10th at 6 and 9pm and Sat. Feb. 11th at 3, 6, and 9pm in Parmer Cinema! Free for students and $4 for guests!



Welcome Back!

We’re glad you’re back!

Welcome back to spring semester! We hope you’ve had a great winter/jterm break, we will be praying for you as you head into this next set of classes. If you have any questions about commuter services throughout the semester, you can visit our website here or email commuterservices@messiah.edu. Have an awesome semester!

Souper Bowl Party!

This Sunday, Feb. 5 join SAB to celebrate what some call “America’s favorite holiday!” It’s SUPER BOWL SUNDAY! Our “Souper Bowl” event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Union where you can sample a variety of different soups, along with corn bread and drinks. Also, you can submit your game prediction for a chance to win a $50 Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card! At 6:30 p.m. the Atlanta Falcons will take on the New England Patriots in America’s 51st Super Bowl game! So party with us for a night of football, great commercials, and your favorite soups! Hope to see you there!


Fitness Classes Available!

To all students…
Weekly fitness classes begin soon! This spring, there will be yoga, Pilates, Zumba and resistance band classes offered on campus. Cost is $20 for an eight- week class. Register at the Larsen Student Union 2nd floor Reception Counter today!

Group exercise classes Sp' 17

Concert Album Release Party!


Kate Aldrich Tickets

Kate Aldrich performs at Messiah College, Saturday, February 4, 2017, 8:00pm, Parmer Hall.

Hailed by the San Francisco Sentinel as “the Carmen of this Generation,” Ms. Aldrich has performed the title role of Bizet’s opera to much critical acclaim in theatres from the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Bavarian State Opera Munich, Zurich Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, l’Arena di Verona, Choregie d’Orange, Opera de Lyon, Korea National Opera, Baden-Baden, NCPA in Beijing, New York City Opera, Vancouver, Detroit, Portland, and Pittsburgh Opera.

Known for her vast repertoire and strong acting abilities, Ms. Aldrich made her professional debut at l’Arena di Verona in
2000 in the role of Preziosilla in “La Forza del Destino,” and since then has performed roles ranging from Niklausse in “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” (Opera Bastille, Paris) and Nerone in “l’Incoronazione di Poppea” (Theatre de Liceu), to Adalgisa in “Norma” (Metropolitan Opera, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro Regio di Torino, Opera de Montreal, Vancouver Opera), Elisabetta in Maria Stuarda (Teatro Massimo di Palermo, San Diego Opera) and Rosina in “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” (Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Sao Carlos, Lisbon); from Sesto in “La Clemenza di Tito” (Teatro Real de Madrid, the Estates Theatre Prague, Opera Marseille, and Innsbrucker Festwochen) and Romeo in “I Capuleti e i Montecchi” (Caramoor Festival) to Oktavian in “Der Rosenkavalier” (l’Opera de Marseille) and Marguerite in “la Damnation de Faust” (Opera de Lyon), and from Ascanio in “Ben venuto Cellini” (the Salzburg Festival), and Charlotte in “Werther” (Teatro Regio di Torino, Opera de Lyon).

More information visit: [http://www. messiah.edu/tickets]www. messiah.edu/tickets

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe!



Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to present “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” opening this Thursday night in Miller Theater.

A dramatic retelling of C.S. Lewis’ classic tale, this play follows four children as they journey to a magical realm where they participate in a life and death struggle for the control of Narnia against an evil witch. It is a heroic tale of love, faith, courage, and self-sacrifice that showcases the triumph of good over evil.

Tickets for opening night are buy one, get one free! Students are strongly encouraged to reserve their tickets now, as all performances are selling fast.

“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” runs February 2-5 and 9-12. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances are at 7pm and Sunday matinees are at 3pm. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office, by phone at 717-691-6036, online at www.messiah.edu/tickets, or at the door as available.

Usher Opportunity!

Ushers are needed for “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” which debuts this weekend in Miller Theater. Students who volunteer to usher will also get to see the show for free!

A sign-up sheet is available on the callboard located in the theatre hallway in Climenhaga basement. There are 4 usher positions available for each performance, and they will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Show dates and times as follows:
February 2nd—4th & 9th—11th at 7pm
February 5th & 12th at 3pm

Ushers should arrive promptly one hour before show-time, dressed presentably in black and white, and be ready to greet and assist patrons.

Sign up today, and join us as we venture to Narnia!

Apply for Student Senate!

Are you wondering what Student Senate is all about?
Are you looking to get involved?
Apply for Student Senate!!!

Senators are responsible for initiating conversation and proposing solutions for the betterment of our student body.

This is an excellent opportunity to build your understanding of our legislative branch within student government, work towards real solutions on campus, and broaden your perspective of what goes into the operation of an institution like Messiah College.

Serve on one of the following committees:
– Education
– Operations
– Finance and Organizations
– Social Concerns

*Applications due FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2017 (An info night will be held on Feb. 1 for all SGA. More information to come on this closer to the date.)

Sustainability Conference at Messiah


Interested in sustainability?
Want to meet like-minded college students and learn more about different areas of sustainability?

You’re in luck!

Registration for the 2017 GreenAllies Conference is open! This year’s conference is being held right here at Messiah College and registration is FREE!
The conference will be held on Saturday, February 11th from 10 AM to 3 PM and will include speakers from across the country, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities geared towards young environmental leaders.

To register for the conference and learn more information, visit our sign up form here: https://docs.google.com/a/messiah.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeLgt2D99jeAFQ9RX4NSdlffiA6iw9V0rQ_6E0MUgbZZor-eg/viewform

Quick Info:
What: GreenAllies Conference, presented in partnership with Messiah College
When: February 11th, 2017, 10am-3pm (registration begins at 9 am)

We hope to see you there!

Campus Events Positions Open!

The Campus Events Department is in need of student workers for spring semester. We are the custodial department on campus with positions available in the residence halls as well as the buildings in the central part of campus. These jobs are available at different times of the day and night so we should have something that would fit most schedules.

If you are in need of some extra money this semester please use the link below to apply today –


Any questions may be directed to Denise Blackley at dblackley@messiah.edu

Cookies and Community Service!

Cookies & Community 2017

Want to get connected this semester and serve your community? How about some free cookies & cocoa?

Agape Center Outreach will be hosting Cookies & Community Service this Thursday, February 2nd from 5:00-7:00 pm in Eisenhower Commons. Stop by during this time and learn about all of the amazing service opportunities available! Our staff and community partners will be there to answer any questions you may have.

Free desserts and hot chocolate will available for everyone who attends! See you there!

Questions? Contact outreach@messiah.edu or stop by the Agape Center!

Auditions for The Shaughraun!

The Department of Theatre and Dance invites you to be in an Irish comedy!

Set against the secret Fenian Uprising in Ireland in 1866, “The Shaughraun” is the comic masterpiece of Ireland’s undisputed master of melodrama. Desperate forbidden passions! Damsels in distress! Swashbuckling swordplay! Mustached villains! And a charismatic hero! All conspire for a delightful Irish romp!

Actors wishing to audition are asked to prepare two comic monologues, one of which is from Irish theatre. For walk-ins, monologues will be provided.

General auditions will be held on Monday, February 6th, 6:30pm—8:30pm in Poorman Blackbox Theater in Climenhaga Building. Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, February 7th, 6:30pm—8:30pm. Actors can sign-up for a 5 minute audition time slot on the call board located in the theatre hallway in Climenhaga basement. A character list and synopsis will also be posted.

Performances will be March 30th-April 2nd & April 6th-9th in Miller Theater. Casting is open to all members of the academic community.

Occasionally, guest actors will be employed. Any Messiah College student enrolled and in good academic standing as defined by the statement on satisfactory academic process in the student handbook is encouraged to audition. The Department of Theatre follows an Inclusive Casting Policy which means that casting is open to all actors regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, disability, or age. Exceptions to the Inclusive Casting Policy may be taken when specified by the director’s production concept. An exception to the Inclusive Casting Policy must be made when the dramatist’s stage directions regarding race, ethnicity, gender, disability, or age are both explicit and protected by the license to produce the play. Theatre majors who have declared the acting emphasis are required to audition for all department productions.

Any questions about these auditions can be directed to: Ed Cohn, ECohn@messiah.edu

First Year Chapels

Peace, holiness, and reconciliation are biblical themes that should matter to all Christians. They’re also part of Messiah College’s distinctive religious heritage and ethos. A brief series of chapel talks has been developed for all First-Year Students to explore these important topics.

Tuesday, February 7 @ 9:45am – Dr. Emerson Powery – Reconciliation
Tuesday, February 14 @ 9:45am – Dr. George Pickens – Peacemaking

All chapels will be held in Parmer Hall, High Center.

FREE: SAB Lost Films Presents: Doctor Strange

FREE! FREE! FREE! Lost Films are now free for students! Come out each weekend this spring for a free movie! Films are shown Fridays at 6 and 9 and Saturdays at 3, 6, and 9. The price for guests will remain $4.00.


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J-Term Break!

J-term Break!

J-term break is from Thursday, January 26 to Sunday the 29th. Classes will begin on Monday, January 30th. Have a safe break!

Break Fitness Center Hours

The fitness center will be open during the following hours during January break:
Wednesday, Jan. 25: 6 AM-6 PM
Thursday, Jan. 26: 7-9 AM, 11 AM-1 PM, 4-6 PM
Friday, Jan. 27: 7-9 AM, 11 AM-1 PM, 4-6 PM
Saturday, Jan. 28: CLOSED
Sunday, Jan. 29: CLOSED

The fitness center will operate under the following hours during the spring semester (beginning Mon. Jan. 30):
Sundays: 2 -10 PM
Mondays and Wednesdays: 6-8 AM, 9-10:15 AM; 11:15 AM-11 PM
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6-9:30 AM, 10:30 AM-11 PM
Fridays: 6-8 AM, 9-10:15 AM; 11:15 AM-6:30 PM
Saturdays: 9 AM-5 PM

B-Sides “The Evidence” Release Party!

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Join us for our first B-Sides of the spring semester with THE EVIDENCE! To help celebrate the release of their new album, “Father / / Son / / Holy Ghost” we’re having a special B-Sides on Friday, Feb 3rd at 9pm in the Union! FREE! The Evidence is an alternative, ambient, worship band formed out of Harrisburg, PA and features Messiah alums, so come out and show your support!

The Evidence FB: https://www.facebook.com/theevidencemusic/
PRE-ORDER Father / / Son / / Holy Ghost: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/father-son-holy-ghost/id1195940442&app=itunes

SAB Souper Bowl Party!


Yup, you read that right…. get ready for the SOUPER Bowl on Feb 5th starting at 5:30pm in the Union! Bring your friends and enjoy a night of free soup tasting, corn bread, drinks and an Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots match-up! The event starts at 5:30pm and the game starts at 6:30pm!

Also, be the one to most closely guess the final score of the game and win a $50 prize!

Prepare for an awesome Souper Bowl Sunday!

Spring Textbooks


You know the old adage “out of sight, out of mind,” right? Well don’t let that be the case with your J-term rental books. You never have to wait until the end of the semester to return your rentals. Help yourself (and us) by returning your J-term rentals now!

Starting today, the Textbook Express is open again for Spring Term business so stop by to take care of your J-term rentals and get your Spring textbooks too. You can also order online 24/7 at our website www.shopmessiah.com and pick up your order at The Campus Store. Remember: “the early bird gets the worm” so don’t wait and miss out on buying or renting used books from the Textbook Express.

You Survived J-Term!





Falcon Feud and Weather Conditions

Falcon Feud!

Think you know all of the most popular answers to the most random of questions? Ready to win some fabulous prizes? This means you’re ready for the 4th annual Falcon Feud event!

Join SAB and The Pulse in the Union on Saturday, January 21st at 7 p.m. for a night of trivia, fun and valuable prizes.

Come out to watch and support your friends! Hope to see you there!

Coffee & Culture: Round Table

Love coffee? Enjoy discussing current events and pop culture? Have some extra time this J Term?

SAB Cultural Engagement will be hosting a weekly discussion group over January! The meetings will take place Tuesday nights, 7:30pm, at South Side Cafe. Topics include:
Jan 24th: Best of 2016
…and will all feature plenty of coffee. The conversations will be relaxed and student-led, the perfect way to get cozy on those dark J Term nights.

Email sabculturalengage@messiah.edu if you would like to be added to a coffee and culture mailing list and stay up to date with the discussion group.

Tuesday nights. 7:30pm. South Side Cafe. Let’s talk!

Abigail McBride
SAB Cultural Engagement Exective

Weather Conditions


Save the Date: Wellness Day!

Thursday, April 27, 2017 is Wellness Day at Messiah College! The day will be filled with opportunities for students and employees to participate in a variety of activities designed to enhance your personal well-being, including a Wellness Fair from 2-5 PM. SAVE THE DATE, and plan now to participate.

Student Chaplain Team Applications!

The selection process for next year’s Student Chaplain Team is quickly approaching! If you are interested in applying for a position or want to know about what the Chaplains do on campus, we would love to meet with you and chat! If you would like to set up a time to talk or get a meal with one of us, please email us at studentchaplains@messiah.edu

Student Chaplains

 Creative Drive Drawing Class!

Creative Drive Poster

Are you the type of person who can only draw a stick figure person and a snowman? Then this drawing class is for you! On Thursday, Jan. 19th, at 7:15pm in B130 Creative Drive is offering a free drawing class, which is open to any Messiah College student.

Creative Drive is a club that aims to help develop creative-thinking skills in order to live a fuller life, prepare for any future career, and appreciate the creative abilities that God has given us. Common activities include coloring, watching TED talks, using Play-doh, and playing fun games. The club will meet every Thursday evening at 7:15 for the remainder of the semester, and we would love to have you join!

Free Pizza and Google Rep with the Marketing Club!

Come on out to the Marketing Club’s J-term event to hear from Google Campaign Manager and Messiah communications alumna, Amy Skinner. She’ll tell us about her work at Google, and there will be plenty of time for Q & A.

Also, enjoy FREE PIZZA!

Where: Boyer 131
When: Thursday January 19, 7:30 pm
What: Google & Pizza!

We hope to see you there!

SAB Lost Films Presents: Loving


As part of the MLK Commemoration Series, SAB presents “Loving” this weekend:
Friday, January 20 & Saturday, January 21

Loving, the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.
Parmer Cinema, Boyer Hall
Friday at 6 & 9PM, Saturday at 3, 6 & 9PM
For more information visit: www.messiah.edu/lostfilms

Watch the movie trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33g-ZHBQdNU

The purpose of the 2017 MLK Commemoration series is to reflect together on the vision and Christian ministry of Dr. King for the purpose of encouraging and cultivating a deeper commitment to be God’s agents of justice, peace and reconciliation.


You at Falcon Feud on Saturday:





MLK week and Campus Entrance

South Entrance Closing at Railroad January 18th- February 1st- UPDATE


We previously reported the railroad crossing would be closed between January 18th and February 1st for work done by Norfolk Southern.

They have now changed the dates for the closing to be between January 23rd and February 3rd. The crossing will NOT be closed the entire time but we are not sure of the exact dates of closure as that will be driven by weather.  Detour signs will be posted to help navigate around the closure.

Please refer to the campus map attached to help with entering and exiting campus during this time.

Questions may be directed to Brad Markley at ext. 3500.


MLK Week!


Intercultural Office – Multicultural Programs is proud to present the 2017 MLK Commemoration series beginning Tuesday, Jan. 10 – 21. It’s the college’s goal to reflect on the vision and Christian ministry of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the purpose of encouraging and cultivating a deeper commitment to be God’s agents of justice, peace and reconciliation. For all the details on the MLK events, visit www.messiah.edu/mlk or see the poster.

Winter Driving Tips

As the snowy season is upon us, be careful driving in winter weather. If you feel unsafe driving to campus you can always email your professor to stay updated with class. You can also sign up for Messiah text alerts and receive a text when decisions are made or call the emergency line at 717-691-6084. Sign up for text alerts here. Here is a helpful video on safe driving in winter conditions:

Coffee & Culture: Round Table

Love coffee? Enjoy discussing current events and pop culture? Have some extra time this J Term?

SAB Cultural Engagement will be hosting a weekly discussion group over January! The meetings will take place Tuesday nights, 7:30pm, at South Side Cafe. Topics include:
Jan 10th: Who is Harambe?
Jan 17th: What is feminism?
Jan 24th: Best of 2016
…and will all feature plenty of coffee. The conversations will be relaxed and student-led, the perfect way to get cozy on those dark J Term nights.

Email sabculturalengage@messiah.edu if you would like to be added to a coffee and culture mailing list and stay up to date with the discussion group.

Tuesday nights. 7:30pm. South Side Cafe. Let’s talk!

Abigail McBride
SAB Cultural Engagement Exective

ACDA Hymn Sing

Tired of J-Term?? Then join us on Thursday, January 12th for a good old fashion hymn sing. That’s right, invite your friends and come down to the High Center at 7pm for a time of hymn singing with organ and piano (and even a time to request your favorite hymn). You won’t want to miss this event. Musical leadership will be provided by Mr. Eric Dundore. Mr. Dundore is the Director of Music at St. Paul’s U.C.C. in Mechanicsburg for the last 31 years and a retired public school teacher . So take a break from the books…and come sing some hymns!
The details: Thursday, January 12, 7pm, Parmer Hall (in the High Center) Bring friends, and we’ll see you there!

Thanks, The American Choral Directors Association

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