April 23rd, 2013
Messiah College is a silver sponsor of the Race Against Racism, a 5K run and walk around City Island, Harrisburg. The event raises funds to support the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg’s racial justice programs and initiatives.
Messiah College President Kim S. Phipps is immediate past president of the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg.
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May 14th, 2009
The College expects a commencement crowd of more than 5,000 people on May 16 when 650 graduates earn their degrees. Ronald J. Sider, evangelical speaker and writer, will address the graduates and their guests.
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March 31st, 2009
Eleven adults will graduate from the Hoverter Course, a college-level program in the humanities earning graduates three Messiah College credits.
Participants have been taking courses at the College’s Harrisburg Institute for seven months. The program is sponsored by the College’s Center for Public Humanities.
The graduates are economically or educationally disadvantaged Harrisburg area residents with a high school diploma or GED whose circumstances have prevented them from considering a college education. They have completed 110 hours of instruction in the disciplines of writing, communication, critical/ethical thinking, creative arts, and history/civics.
In addition to free instruction, Messiah provides participants with books and instructional materials as well as transportation and childcare, as needed.
The College began the Hoverter Course in rural Perry County. In 2008, the classes were moved to downtown Harrisburg where interest in the program was much greater. The program is funded through a generous grant from the Hoverter Foundation.
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January 22nd, 2008
Nearly 60 students, faculty, and staff commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. by embarking on an educational tour of downtown Harrisburg, listening to a panel of community leaders discuss urban issues, and serving at a city church and a sanctuary for homeless women and children.
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November 13th, 2007
Fundamentals of Public Communication was a bit out of the ordinary today, thanks to a visit by Governor Edward G. Rendell. The governor spoke to communications students about the challenges and rewards of public service as well as the importance of effective communication skills.
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September 26th, 2007
The office of multicultural programs has coordinated films, cultural celebrations, and speakers to encourage conversation about Latino communities locally and abroad while celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.
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