March 10th, 2014
“No Longer Invisible: Religion in University Education” by Messiah College professors Douglas and Rhonda Jacobsen is one of the books to receive a 2013 Critics’ Choice Book Award from the American Educational Studies Association. Each year the ASEA “selects a number of titles it regards as outstanding books that may be of interest to those in educational studies.”
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February 18th, 2014
Kathy Hettinga, distinguished professor of art, is currently exhibiting a one-woman show at the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY. The show—titled “We’d take you in a minute if you were a man” and other Outrages—contains artists’ books, photographs and digital prints and comes from Hettinga’s artist’s book looking at the historical prejudice women encountered in employment interviews, gaining admission to medical schools and the like during much of the 20th century.
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January 21st, 2014
Scott Kieffer, professor of health and exercise science, is a newly named Fellow to the American College of Sports Medicine, an honor given to a small group of professionals each year.
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November 14th, 2013
David Hagenbuch `89, associate professor in marketing, received the 2013 Christian Business Faculty Association Teaching Award, a recognition honoring Christian business faculty members who emulate the character, engagement and calling of Christ to the work and ministry of transformational education.
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October 29th, 2013
Associate Professor of Writing Larry Lake will travel to Jakarta, Indonesia in early November to present on the topic of cultural adaptation in the teaching of writing. The conference, “Faith, Learning and the Media of Hope,” is co-sponsored by Universitas Pelita Harapan and Biola University.
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October 24th, 2013
Meg Ramey, assistant professor of biblical studies, recently published “The Quest for the Fictional Jesus: Gospel Rewrites, Gospel (Re)Interpretation, and Christological Portraits within Jesus Novels,” an examination of diverse modern, fictional accounts of Jesus and how they interplay with biblical accounts.
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October 17th, 2013
The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival reviewed opening night of “J.B.,” presented by the Messiah College Department of Theatre and Dance. The Festival awarded the prestigious Certificate of Merit to Valerie Rae Smith, professor of theatre, and Tom Ryan, guest designer, for extraordinary achievement in direction and design, respectively.
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October 1st, 2013
Kathy Hettinga, professor of art and design, is one of only a few artists to receive an Artists’ Book Residency Grant from the Women’s Studio Workshop (WSW). WSW is a fully funded residency in their workshop studios in upstate N.Y. WSW is the largest publisher of artists’ books and has published books in renowned collections like Indiana University (Bloomington), Rochester Institute of Technology and Yale University.
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August 21st, 2013
Bradley Genevro, associate professor of music, was appointed as the new conductor and artistic director of the Philadelphia Wind Symphony, an adult wind symphony for high-quality players who share a common goal of engaging the community by bringing the best literature and performances of the band and wind ensemble tradition to Center City Philadelphia.
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June 7th, 2013
Douglas Jacobsen, distinguished professor of church history and theology at Messiah College, has been awarded a Sabbatical Grant for Researchers from the Louisville Institute. His proposal is to write a new book on global Christianity that emphasizes both the diversity and the interconnectedness of the world Christian movement. The volume will explain the divergent histories of Christianity in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America and will also reflect on what Christians in differing parts of the world can learn from each other.
The Louisville Institute’s Sabbatical Grant for Researchers Program enables scholars to conduct a major study that can contribute to the vitality of Christianity in North America. Grants of up to $40,000 support year-long research projects that address Christian faith and life, pastoral leadership, and/or religious institutions.
The Louisville Institute is funded by the Religion Division of Lilly Endowment and based at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary (Louisville, Kentucky). The Institute’s fundamental mission is to enrich the religious life of North American Christians and to encourage the revitalization of their institutions, by bringing together those who lead religious institutions with those who study them, so that the work of each might inform and strengthen the other.
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