July 11th, 2012
World Vision recently granted Messiah’s Collaboratory $733,000 to continue researching and developing innovative ways of improving access to water and sanitation for people with disabilities in West Africa. World Vision wrote about the grant for its mobile app on July 10.
Read “Researchers help disabled access water.”
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September 9th, 2010
First-year seminar courses provide students with the opportunity to take classes in any number of subject areas of interest to them. At Messiah, Anne Marie Stoner-Eby teaches a class, “Half our family earns $2 a day,” that examines global poverty and role of Christians to care for their international family. A September 6 Patriot-News article talks about Stoner-Eby’s course as well as some of the other interesting and unusual courses offered at colleges locally.
Read “Monsters, UFOs join college curriculums.”
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August 18th, 2010
In its annual college rankings, “U.S. News & World Report” ranked Messiah College fourth among regional colleges in the north. In addition, Messiah was ranked as a “Great School. Great Price.” On Aug. 18 the Patriot-News wrote about how all local colleges fared in the rankings.
Read “U.S. News & World Report” college rankings find favor with Dickinson College, Penn State.
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November 19th, 2009
The College’s first graduate level course is off to a good start, according to participating students and the program director, both interviewed in an August 11 Carlisle Sentinel article. More than 20 students enrolled in the first course –Professional Issues and Ethics.
Read “Getting schooled: Messiah expands its programs.”
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July 31st, 2009
This summer, Professor David Pettegrew took nine Messiah students with him to Larnaca, Cyprus for a three-week research trip that involved excavating and documenting ancient settlements from the late Roman period. The July 31 editon of the Harrisburg Patriot-News featured a story including interviews with Pettegrew and student Rachel Skotnicki.
“Students revise views of history on archaeological dig on Cyprus” is not currently available online.
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June 12th, 2009
Caroyln Kreamer, chair of the nursing department, answered five questions for a new Health section of the Patriot-News about the future of nursing in this economy. The story, which ran in the June 7 edition, provides good, practical advice for current nursing students about how to navigate the challenges of this job market.
Read “Five quesitons on the job market for nurses.”
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August 29th, 2008
A student’s senior project about the differences and effects of static and dynamic stretching preceding exercise activities is receiving some worldwide attention in publications and at conferences. College educators Scott Kieffer, association professor of exercise science, and Wendy Cheesman, assistant athletic trainer, assisted former student Jess Unick with the research.
Read a reference to the study at ShapeFit.
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August 18th, 2008
Graduation rates at central Pennsylvania colleges and universities reflect national trends of fewer students completing STEM degrees, meaning graduating with science, technology, engineering, or mathematics degrees, according to an August 15 article in the “Central Penn Business Journal.”
According to Carl Erickson, chair of the department of engineering, Messiah has seen an increase in the number of students studying engineering, but he agrees that some students probably shy away from studying engineering because it seems too challenging.
Read “STEM graduate numbers decrease.”
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