October 1st, 2013
Pete Powers, dean of the School of the Humanities, was quoted in a Sept. 30 article in the Chronicle of Higher Education about how college’s career centers are infusing career development into specific majors, particularly those in the liberal arts. He specifically highlight’s Messiah’s creation of Career Development Plans for each department.
Read “College Career Centers stretch to fill new roles.”
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June 12th, 2013
President Kim Phipps had an op-ed on Pennlive.com, the online version of the Harrisburg Patriot-News, on June 11 supporting pending state legislation that would make college more accessible to middle income families.
Read “A plan to help middle-income students with college loan debt.”
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April 26th, 2013
Ray Norman, dean of the School of Science, Engineering and Health, recently spoke with Chris Fabry on Moody Radio about his family’s harrowing experience in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. The interview aired on April 19.
Listen to “Assasination Attempt and Forgiveness.”
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March 13th, 2013
Changing high school demographics are creating a new challenge for colleges and universities. John Chopka, vice president for enrollment management, talks about Messiah’s response in a March 8 Central Penn Business Journal article.
Read “Colleges and universities fight harder for students.”
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March 12th, 2013
Rodney Green, manager of the College’s Collaboratory, penned an opinion piece for the March 8 Christian Science Monitor in honor of International Woman’s Day about the worldwide sexual exploitation of girls and women. He offered three ways that people can combat sex trafficking.
Read “Three ways you can combat sex trafficking.”
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March 12th, 2013
Mike True, director of the College’s Internship Center, talked with Intern Pro Radio on March 5 about the history of internships and their professional value.
Listen to “The evolution of internships.”
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March 4th, 2013
A March 4 story in the Chronicle of Higher Education features Messiah College Internship Director Mike True and current intern Rachel Vandernick, intern at an accounting firm. The story explores the value of internships in today’s job market.
“Internships make the difference” is not available online.
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January 22nd, 2013
Jon Stuckey, director of development, address what motivates many donors to endow scholarships in a Jan. 21 Central Penn Business Journal article.
Read “Investing in people.”
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December 13th, 2012
Various forms of technology–in particular text message alert systems–are making it easier for colleges to communicate with students during crises. In a Dec. 9 oped the Carlisle Sentinel endorsed Messiah’s response and student communication efforts.
Read “In crises, colleges communicated effectively.”
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October 11th, 2012
Mike True, director of Messiah College’s Internship Center, is skeptical of a new program at the University of Pittsburgh that guarantees placement for every student who wants an internship. True weighs in on the matter in an October 11 Inside Higher Ed article.
Read “Pitt, Johnson & Wales make big internship promises.”
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