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Four education department seniors present at the Council for Exceptional Education’s International Convention

May 6th, 2014

Seniors Domenic Adnolina ’14, Danielle Morabito ’14, Laura Parks ’14 and Vicki Hepp ’14 co-presented with Melinda Burchard, assistant professor of special education, at the leading conference in the field of special education, the Council for Exceptional Education’s International Convention in Philadelphia. The students addressed the topic of middle school math interventions.

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Faculty book earns accolades from American Educational Studies Association

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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Professor’s one-woman exhibit challenges historical prejudices encountered by women seeking employment

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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Professor Scott Kieffer honored by American College of Sports Medicine

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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Professor David Hagenbuch `89 receives Christian Business Faculty Association Teaching Award

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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Professor Larry Lake invited to international higher education conference in Indonesia

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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Professor Meg Ramey’s book examines fictional accounts of Jesus

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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Current theatre performance noted for extraordinary achievement in design and direction by Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

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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Kathy Hettinga receives competitive Artists’ Book Residency Grant from Women’s Studio Workshop

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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Professor Bradley Genevro named conductor and artistic director of Philadelphia Wind Symphony

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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