April 1st, 2010
Professor Paul Nisly has been on the faculty at Messiah College for 35 years and witnessed firsthand many of the historical details, people, and developments in his published narrative of the last 40 years at Messiah. The book explores the College’s establishment of the Philadelphia campus, the legacies of the most recent presidents, the development of an extensive and nationally-recognized study abroad program, and changes in life outside the classroom. “Shared Faith, Bold Vision, Enduring Promise: The Maturing Years of Messiah College” picks up where E. Morris Sider’s book, “Messiah College: A History,” leaves off.
“Shared Faith, Bold Vision, Enduring Promise: The Maturing Years of Messiah College” is available for $14.95 at the College Store.
Read an interview with Paul Nisly, conducted by alumnus Devin Thomas `09, about the book.
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September 18th, 2009
On Sept. 14, author Tracy Kidder shared with an audience of 1,200 Messiah students, faculty and surrounding community members, his experience with researching and writing his enormously influential book, “Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World.” The College selected “Mountains Beyond Mountains” as the 2009 common reading book for Messiah’s first-year students, so Kidder’s Centennial keynote lecture also served as Messiah’s Common Reading Convocation.
“Mountains Beyond Mountains,” captures two global health crises, tuberculosis and AIDS, through the eyes of a single-minded physician bent on improving the health of some of the poorest people on the planet. The story of Dr. Paul Farmer, a major force in revolutionizing international health, is a gripping and inspiring account of one man’s efforts to establish clinics and hospitals – his compassion for the poor, his inner circle of true believers and, ultimately, his success in helping stem the tide of new HIV and TB infections in Haiti. Following his lecture, Mr. Kidder conducted a public book signing and spoke individually with students and guests at a reception in Larsen Student Union, sponsored by Messiah’s Student Programs Office.
View a slideshow of photos from the event.
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