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!

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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!

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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!

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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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Happy J-term!

Welcome back and happy J-term! We’re glad to have you back on campus and hope you have a wonderful start to spring semester!

Weather Delays and Closings

Wondering if the snow or ice is causing a campus delay for classes? Will the campus event be open? You can 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.

Commuter Services Page

This is a reminder that for information on commuter services you can always go to:


MLK Service Day!

The Agape Center invites you to serve and participate in a Celebration of Unity at Bethesda Mission Youth Center on Monday, January 16th, 2017. There are no classes that day in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr– and we’re taking the opportunity to serve our local community and celebrate the vision of Dr. King.

The Celebration of Unity will include activities like crafts and a photo booth and a spoken word performance by Micah Bournes about Dr. King’s vision. Student volunteers will assist with set-up, activities, and clean up– and will also actively participate in the Celebration. Lunch is provided & an orientation and reflection time will be part of the day, with the time frame of 9am to 3:30pm.

Sign up by January 9th! We have a limited number of spots available so you’ll want to sign up soon here:

MLK Day of Service

For more information, please visit: https://www.messiah.edu/info/22587/mlk_community_engagement_day

Thank you!


On-Campus Jobs Available!

The Campus Events Department has immediate jobs open now through spring semester. We are the custodial department on campus cleaning in the residence halls as well as the buildings in the central part of campus. Our jobs take anywhere from one to two hours a day and are done three to five days a week at various times of the day.

If you are interested in working with us please use the link below to apply –


Once your application is received, you will receive an email with further information and a list of job openings for you to choose your own job.

I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Any questions can be sent to Denise Blackley at dblackley@messiah.edu.

Group Exercise Classes

Group exercise classes are available during the spring semester. Registration takes place in the Larsen Student Union, at the 2nd floor reception counter prior to the start of the classes. Space is limited, so register as soon as possible.


Jterm Fitness Center Hours

These are the fitness center hours during our January semester: (beginning Wed. Jan. 4)

Sunday: 2-8 PM
Monday-Thursday: 6 AM – 9 PM
Friday: 6 AM – 6:30 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM

Community Garden Coordinator Position Open!

We are excited to have a posting available for our Community Garden Coordinator ! This is a calendar year position, 8 hours per week. Perfect for anyone interested in gardening, sustainable living, earth keeping and/or land stewardship. Please follow the link to this position –
https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9867 or find it at jobs.messiah.edu.

Applications due January 18, 2017. Notification of hiring February 3, 2017.

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Last Week of Classes!

Important Commuter Lounge/Locker Information:

By next Thursday, 12/15 please be sure to clean all personal items/food out of the lounge and lounge refrigerator. Please also let the SILP office know if you will no longer be using your commuter locker next semester at silp@messiah.edu

Pay your parking ticket in canned goods!

The Department of Safety would like to remind you of the “Fines Forgiven….Feed Families” campaign that began today and will run through Friday, December 9th. Donations of canned food items or any non-perishable items will be accepted. Please see attached flyer for more specific information.

If you do not have a fine to be forgiven, no problem…….your donations will STILL BE ACCEPTED!!

Please consider donating to this much needed cause; it not only benefits you by having a fine(s) waived, it also benefits those in our community who are in need!

Thank you from the Department of Safety!!

Guitar Ensemble Concert!

The Department of Music will present the Messiah College Guitar Ensemble in concert on Saturday, December 10 at 1:30 PM in the High Foundation Recital Hall. The performance will have a Christmas theme and will feature student soloists Avery Bouffard, August Fackler, Lori Nowaczyk, and Josh Song. The event is open to the public and admission is free of charge.

View the Guitar Ensemble perform a piece of music on YouTube at:


Final Semester Grades

FINAL SEMESTER GRADES and GPA information will be officially available by Tuesday, December 20. You may access your grades in MCSquare, Academic Life tab, Registrar’s Channel. Click Your Degree Audit or Student Records Menu and then Academic Transcript. Always be sure to click the “Process New” button before viewing a degree audit to capture the most recent updates to your record.

Remember, grade processing is a work-in-progress for a couple of days, therefore, you may find temporary differences in GPAs between your degree audit and academic transcript until all grading processes are complete by December 20.

If you require an unofficial printed copy of your grades, complete the Request Grades by Mail form in the Student Records Menu by Thursday, December 15 .

Best wishes as you finish your studies this semester,
The Registrar’s Office

Jobs on campus!



SAB Lost Films Presents: Sully

Showings are this Fri. at 6 and 9pm and Sat. At 3, 6, and 9pm. Tickets are $2 for students and $4 for guests!









Happy December!

Eyas 10 Year Annivarsary


Are you free this Friday?

Do you want to play games, win prizes, and eat free food?

If you answered “yes”, then Eyas’ 10th Anniversary Birthday Bash is the place for you.

This Friday, December 2nd from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Eyas will be setting up different activity stations in the Union that represent the different pillars of Eyas and celebrate 10 years of legacy! Simply go around to the various stations and test your skills to earn stamps. Earn enough stamps and you’re guaranteed a prize, and you’ll also be entered into a drawing for GRAND PRIZES including tickets to upcoming SAB events!

It’s a Win/Win situation, so join us this Friday and bring your friends!

When: Friday, December 2nd @ 7:00 p.m.
Where: Larsen Student Union
What: Eyas 10th Anniversary Birthday Bash
Who: You!!!!

Eyas (Student Alumni Council)

Minds Matter Destress Fest!



Sign up for a J-term break service trip!

The Agape Center for Service & Learning sends out several exciting trips every Fall, J-Term & Spring break to serve in a variety of communities nationwide. It’s an amazing opportunity to partner with outstanding organizations across the country and have the chance to get to know new people with the same passion of service as you!

The Service Trips Team is now accepting applications for J-Term Break, which will take place January 26-January 29, 2017. We are looking for trip leaders, participants and drivers!

J- Term Break locations include:
• Priority 1 Ministries- Bronx, NY
• Catholic Charities- Baltimore, MD
• Children’s Bible Fellowship- Carmel, NY
• Steinbruck- D.C., MD

Please visit our website http://www.messiah.edu/info/22541/national_service_partners or see the attached document for more information about each agency partner.

Application Deadline: January 12, 2017
Cost: $30 (This includes food, lodging and transportation)

Already know which trip you’d like to attend? Apply now!

Application link:

**Spots are limited and are filled on a first come, first serve basis.

Have questions or would like to request more information? Email servicetrips@messiah.edu or stop by the Agape Center between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.!

Acclamation Dance Recital


Acclamation Dance Ministry is pleased to announce our 2016 Winter Concert, “Grace Overflowed”, which will take place on December 3rd at 7pm at Camp Hill United Methodist Church!

The theme of the concert is based on John 1:16 which reads, “out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given.” We would love if you would spend the night pondering this idea of grace with us as we seek to understand the weight of this simple word.

Buy your tickets today at messiah.edu/acclamationtickets, they are $5 for everyone ages 5 and up. Please make sure to buy your tickets online BEFORE the show- do not count on them being available at the door!

Also, don’t feel like driving off campus? No problem! Transportation will be provided free of charge to and from Camp Hill United Methodist Church where the concert will be taking place. Transportation is limited, so pick up your free transportation ticket at the ticket office today but note you must still purchase the $5 ticket to the show online! Vans will be departing the Eisenhower circle at 6:20pm.

We hope to see you there! Contact Juliana Harris at jh1582@messiah.edu with any questions.


Christmas Book Sale

Friends of Murray Library announces the opening of the 14th Annual Christmas Book Sale, offering dozens of titles in all subject areas at greatly reduced prices, including splendid books and gift items from our Friends at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore.

Stop by early and often and enjoy a festive brew from Cafe Diem while you shop. New items will be added daily until Christmas break.

Proceeds from the sale support the annual library research grants available to Messiah undergraduate students.

Best holiday wishes from Friends of Murray Library with our thanks for your support, now and in the past!


Fines Forgiven…..Feed Families

Did you receive a parking ticket this semester??? We have the solution! For the second year in a row, the Department of Safety is putting a twist on its enforcement for the holiday season to give back to the campus community while helping a local charity.

Cindy Burger, Director of Investigations, Compliance & Training with the Department of Safety is organizing the 2nd annual campaign. The department is giving violators who have been issued parking tickets the opportunity to pay their parking fines with non-perishable food items; these items will then be donated to a local charity.

How it works: Violators who have been issued parking tickets this fall semester (between September 1st through December 9th, 2016) can donate non-perishable food items to have a parking fine waived. The department will accept 10 non-perishable items in lieu of a $15.00 fine, and 20 items in lieu of a $35.00 fine. Maximum fine amount waived per person will be $100.00.

The campaign “Fines Forgiven….Feed Families” is a way for the safety department to connect with students in a positive way by offering amnesty over this holiday season. The campaign also enables Messiah College to provide food for those in our community who are in need.

Donations will be accepted starting Monday, December 5th and continuing through Friday, December 9th. Items can be dropped off at the Dispatch Office located in the Eisenhower Campus Center directly behind the Receptionist Office. Students wishing to have fines waived must provide their Messiah ID along with their items donated.

The Department of Safety is happy to accept donations from individuals even if they don’t have a fine to pay off. Remember they must be non-perishable items. Please consider donating to this worthwhile campaign to help those in our community who are less fortunate have a joyous holiday season!

Thank you from the Department of Safety!!

SAB Lost Films Presents: Kubo and the Two Strings

Showings are this Fri. at 6 and 9pm and Sat. At 3, 6, and 9pm. Tickets are $2 for students and $4 for guests!


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One Week Until Thanksgiving!

2016 American Democracy Lecture

The Center for Public Humanities and the Department of History invite you to attend the 2016 American Democracy Lecture with Earl Lewis. Dr. Lewis will deliver his lecture this Thursday, November 17th at 7:15 pm in Parmer Hall. Free tickets are available at the Messiah ticket office. See details below.


SAB Lost Films Presents: Captain Fantastic