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Linda Tedford receives Arts Awards from Theatre Harrisburg

April 29th, 2013

Linda Tedford, director of choral activities at Messiah College, received one of two Arts Awards from Theatre Harrisburg at a gala on April 28. Tedford directs the College’s Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Choral Arts Society and Men’s Ensemble. She is also founder and director of the Susquehanna Chorale, an ensemble-in-residence at Messiah that frequently performs with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra.

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Philosophy professor Robin Collins receives grant for two-year project with physicist Abaz Kryemadhi

April 15th, 2013

Robin Collins, professor of philosophy, recently received a $53, 644 grant through the Providence and Chance project (funded by the John Templeton Foundation) to work on a two-year project entitled “Discoverability, Providence, and Chance.” He will be working with Messiah College physicist Abaz Kryemadhi.

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Painting by Professor Catherine Prescott accepted into National Portrait Gallery competition

January 2nd, 2013

Professor Catherine Prescott’s painting “Legacy, Portrait of Val” was accepted into the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2013 Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Museum, Washington D.C. The exhibit will run from March 23, 2013 to February 23, 2014.

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Philadelphia Wind Symphony concert to feature two Messiah College professors

December 10th, 2012

Director of Bands Brad Genevro was recently invited to guest conduct the Philadelphia Wind Symphony in their first concert of the 2012-2013 season. The concert will be held at the University of the Arts on Dec. 11. William Stowman, professor of trumpet, will be the guest soloist at the concert.

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Professor Kathy Hettinga’s photograph chosen for permanent exhibit at The Archive

November 26th, 2012

Professor of Art and Design Kathy T. Hettinga’s photograph, “Chinquiquira Mausoleum, Colombia,” has been chosen for the Latin American Fotografia of American Illustration – American Photography. It will be exhibited permanently on The Archive, a web gallery of In addition to being included on The Archive, the work will also be presented in a winners’ slide show announcement sent to more than 25,000 creative professionals. The distinguished jury included Photo and Art Directors from Loduca, JC Penney, Danilo Black and Latina Magazine.

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Professor Jay McDermond honored for his faithful service to Paxton Ministries

September 6th, 2012

Jay McDermond, professor of Christian ministry and spirituality, recently received the Frey Service Award from Paxton Ministries, a Christian non-profit community of homes serving adults who may be challenged with social, mental or emotional needs.

The Frey Service Award is an annual award given to individuals who are recognized for “consistently demonstrating a Christ-centered life, a sacrificial spirit, a heart of compassion, and a history of service over time.” McDermond and his son have been serving and cleaning up Sunday morning breakfast at Paxton Ministries since 2008.

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Business Information Systems Professor Brian Nejmeh publishes book on service-learning

August 22nd, 2012

Professor Brian Nejmeh’s book, “Service-Learning in the Computer and Information Sciences: Practical Applications in Engineering Education,” has been published by Wiley Press. The book is an edited compilation of articles by colleagues at many higher education institutions across the United States.

Nejmeh is professor of business information systems and entrepreneurship.

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Professor David Pettegrew receives funding from Loeb Classical Library Foundation at Harvard University

July 2nd, 2012

David Pettegrew, associate professor of history, has received a grant from Harvard University’s Loeb Classical Library Foundation to complete research on a work titled, “The Isthmus of Corinth: Crossroads of the Roman Mediterranean.” The book explores the story of the Isthmus of Corinth and the region’s connections to the Mediterranean world during the Roman era.

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Philosophy professor Robin Collins receives fellowship for study of human soul

June 4th, 2012

The Center for Christian Thought at Biola University has awarded Robin Collins, professor of philosophy, a $48,000 senior fellowship to elaborate further on his potentially revolutionary view of the human soul.

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Professor Bradley Genevro elected into the American Bandmasters Association

May 21st, 2012

In mid-March, Bradley Genevro, director of bands and associate professor of music, was elected into the American Bandmasters Association (ABA), a prestigious organization of about 300 band directors whose members have included John Philip Sousa, Edwin Franko Goldman and Charles Benter.

ABA entrance standards are quite rigid: applicants must first be nominated; they must submit their professional vita, repertoire list, programs from the past three years and recording; them a membership committee critiques their submissions and decides whether to support membership; the nomination is then brought to the general membership for review and acceptance.

As a member of ABA, Genevro will now be able to attend the association’s convention and conduct a concert with one of the performing ensembles.

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