January 3rd, 2012
Chad Clemens, an engineering student, stepped out of his comfort zone, he writes in a December 30 Harrisburg Patriot-News “As I See It” column, to do a service-learning project at Joshua Farm in downtown Harrisburg. Having been introduced to urban, sustainable gardening, Clemens now encourages, “broaden your horizons and step out of your comfort zone” to volunteer at a place like Joshua Farm.
Read “Urban farms offer way for city dwellers to dig gardening.”
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November 2nd, 2011
Students in the Harrisburg School District are being introduced to community service in advance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day when they will devote the day to service. Chad Frey, director of Messiah’s Agape Center for Service and Learning, is leading a “Stories of Service” project that pairs Messiah mentors with students in Harrisburg and Northern Ireland.
Read “Take the time to give bck.”
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January 19th, 2010
On January 21, the Harrisburg Institute’s Mentoring Partnership of Central Pennsylvania will host an event at Strawberry Square in downtown Harrisburg with 20 partner organizations that are eager to sign up adults interested in mentoring youth. The partnership hopes to recruit 500 new mentors.
The Patriot-News featured the partnership in two weekend articles.
Read “Wanted: mentors to guide our youths” from the Jan. 15 edition.
“One generation inspires the next” from the Jan. 17 edition is not available online.
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December 7th, 2009
In a December 7 editorial, the Patriot-News recognizes Messiah’s Harrisburg Institute’s “vital” presence in the city of Harrisburg and encourages the city’s new leadership to embrace the programs and partnerships already established by the College and the Institute. The editorial is the result of an editorial board meeting proposed by the Patriot-News with members of the College’s administration.
Read “Community Partner: Harrisburg Institute works to better city.”
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December 1st, 2009
Messiah students and William Penn students get together every Wednesday night to design jewelry made from kazuris, clay beads made in Kenya. They then sell their creations and donate the proceeds to New Life Home Trust, a Kenyan shelter for orphaned babies. On Nov. 29 the Harrisburg Patriot-News ran a story about the project that includes quotes from professor Jean Corey and two Messiah students.
Read “Kazuris send message of hope oversees.”
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November 19th, 2009
On September 17, the Harrisburg Patriot-News featured the Serving and Living Together (SALT) program that allows students to live in downtown Harrisburg at the Harrisburg Institute while still taking their courses in Harrisburg. Student Karisa Martin said about her urban experience, “It’s one thing to sit in a classroom and learn about struggles and injustices. But here you can go out into the community and see them first hand or hear about them first hand. This program is Messiah’s footprint in the city. Hopefully we can bridge that gap.”
“Building a bridge: Messiah program brings people to Harrisburg” is not available online.
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June 2nd, 2009
The Catholic Witness, a newspaper of the Diocese of Harrisburg, features the efforts of Ray Norman, dean of the School of Mathematics, Engineering, and Business, and several students as they design, build, and implement water pump structures and latrine systems to assist disabled people in Mali, western Africa. The College’s chief contacts in Mali are four Sisters of the Annunciation who train village women in a variety of skills.
Read “Messiah College collaborates with sisters to assist disabled in Africa” on page 16 of the May 22 Catholic Witness.
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September 2nd, 2008
Recent graduate Corrie Jones cites the excellent physical therapy that she received after tearing her ACL in high school as the motivation for her desire to study physical therapy at Messiah and now at the University of Maryland as a graduate student. Jones, who talked about her experience leading a spring break mission trip to the Dominican Republic to work in one of CURE International’s hospitals, was featured in an August 31 edition of her hometown newspaper, the Herald-Mail.
Read “Hagerstown woman’s injury led to study of physical therapy.”
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