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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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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June 11th, 2012
Eli Kane, a junior history major, was chosen as one of 38 interns for the prestigious 2012 Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program at the Library of Congress.
Working under the direction of Library curators and specialists in various divisions, the Junior Fellows explore and increase access to the institution’s unparalleled collections and resources. They are exposed to a broad spectrum of library work: copyright, preservation, reference, access standards, information management and digital initiatives. In the past, summer interns have identified hundreds of historical, literary, artistic, cinematic and musical gems in the course of their work, representing the Library’s rich cultural, creative and intellectual assets.
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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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April 5th, 2010
On March 30 six local women graduated from the Hoverter Course, a seven-month program of college-level humanities coursework for economically or educationally disadvantaged Harrisburg area residents. The students completed courses in writing, communications, American history, the creative arts, and philosophy. Upon completion of the Hoverter Course, the participants also receive three Messiah College credits.
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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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