June 17th, 2014
With the death of famous disc jockey Casey Kasem, the Christian Science Monitor is considering how songs are ranked today in an age of downloads and online listening options. Ed Arke, professor of communications, weighs in on the topic June 16.
Read “Post-Casey Kasem, what is ‘Top 40’ music exactly.”
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May 20th, 2014
Jim LaGrand, professor of American history, challenges that Bob Dylan’s song “Forever Young” is a more appropriate benediction for graduating seniors than the typical commencement cliches they hear. “Dylan calls listeners to do the tough, but un-dramatic work of following truth and righteousness in a world that often doesn’t recognize them,” writes LaGrand for the May 19 Federalist and May 30 FoxNews.com. “He reminds us of the satisfaction that comes from living good and honorable lives, and from encouraging future generations to do the same.”
Read “Bob Dylan’s Benediction for Today’s Graduates” at The Federalist.
Read “Bob Dylan at graduation” at FoxNews.com.
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April 29th, 2014
Wanda Thuma-McDermond, associate professor of nursing at Messiah, is motivated to use her own background and areas of specialty to train the nurses of tomorrow, she says in an April 27 Harrisburg Patriot-News story.
Read “Outside hospital corridors, nurses making an impact in non-traditional roles.”
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April 14th, 2014
Mike Zigarelli, professor of leadership and strategy, is quoted in an April 11 Central Penn Business Journal article about the risks and benefits for companies that identify with a particular faith or denomination.
Read “Faith in your business.”
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March 14th, 2014
Erin Boyd-Soisson, associate professor of human development, unlocks some of the mystery about separation anxiety in a March 2014 article.
Read “Dealing with separation anxiety.”
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January 13th, 2014
Jim LaGrand, professor of history, evaluates the effectiveness of President Johnson’s declared war on poverty in a Jan. 10 Pennlive.com op-ed.
Read “Fifty years later we’re still fighting the War on Poverty.”
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January 6th, 2014
A recent media pundit’s comments are unpacked in a Dec. 24 AP story about Jesus’ race, quoting Douglas Jacobsen, Messiah College professor of church history and theology.
Read “The race of Jesus: Unknown , yet powerful.”
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December 9th, 2013
Leader William Booth, the founder of The Salvation Army, is profiled in a Dec. 4 Investor’s Business Daily “Leaders and Success” column. Mike Zigarelli, professor of leadership, contributed some background information about Booth.
Read “William Booth’s Salvation Army became a global force for good.”
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December 9th, 2013
John Fea, chair of the history department, examines whether the “war on Christmas” is grounded correctly in American history in a Dec. 9 commentary at the Pacific Standard.
Read “Was there a golden age of Christmas in America?”
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November 27th, 2013
John Fea, chair of the history department, provides 10 reasons why he thinks evangelicals should read Pope Francis’ first apostolic exhortation. Religion News Service ran this commentary on Nov. 27.
Read “Commentary: 10 reasons evangelicals should read Pope Francis.”
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