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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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Distinguished Professor Douglas Jacobsen receives $40,000 grant from Louisville Institute to write book on the diversity and interconnectedness of the world Christian movement

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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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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