April 27th, 2015
Judi Tobias, Messiah College’s women’s volleyball coach for the past 19 years, announced over the weekend that 2015 would be her final season on the sideline. Tobias has an overall record of 341-232 with the Falcons, and has led the program to seven straight Commonwealth Tournaments.
Tobias started as the Falcons’ head coach in 1996, and in 19 seasons the Falcons have finished above .500 in 13 different years. Her teams have won at least 15 games in 13 seasons, and they’ve reached the 20-win plateau seven times. Her 341 wins are a program record for a coach, ahead of the 319 wins of Joan Chamberlain, Tobias’ former coach.
Read the full story, “Messiah’s Judi Tobias to Enter Final Season on the Sideline.”
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April 17th, 2015
Messiah College is one of the 353 most environmentally responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review. The education services company known for its test prep and tutoring services, books, and college rankings features Messiah in the 2015 edition of its free book, The Princeton Review Guide to 353 Green Colleges.
Published April 16, a few days before the April 22, 2015 celebration of Earth Day, the free, 218-page guide can be downloaded at www.princetonreview.com/green-guide.
The Princeton Review chose Messiah for this sixth annual edition of its “green guide” based on data from the company’s 2014 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning the schools’ commitments to the environment and sustainability.
How Schools Were Chosen for the Guide
The Princeton Review chose the colleges based on “Green Rating” scores (from 60 to 99) that the company tallied in summer 2014 for 861 colleges using data from its 2013-14 survey of school administrators. The survey asked them to report on their school’s sustainability-related policies, practices, and programs. More than 25 data points were weighted in the assessment. Schools with Green Rating scores of 83 or higher made it into this guide.
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April 14th, 2015
Messiah College used a quick start and a full-field effort to defeat rival Lebanon Valley College 11-6 on Saturday, April 11. The win pushed the Falcons into sole possession of first place of the Commonwealth Conference, and it also gave head coach Heather Greer her 100th career win.
Read “Falcons Reach First Place, Greer Earns No. 100.”
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March 13th, 2015
Messiah’s master’s in education was recently named a top online program by BestColleges.com.
BestColleges.com noted that Messiah College has demonstrated “a dedication to building a quality online program for working professionals who seek more flexibility than a traditional campus-based program can provide” and affirmed that we are enabling students “who might not otherwise have the opportunity, to earn an advanced degree and build a strong foundation for their career.” The organization uses admissions, enrollment, retention and graduation data when compiling their rankings.
Learn more about Messiah’s M.Ed. and graduate program in education.
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March 10th, 2015
For two years, Messiah College has been partnering with UGI to explore ways to save energy costs, reduce its carbon footprint and make its campus more energy efficient. As a result of this planning, the College will begin installation of a natural gas infrastructure to its Mechanicsburg, Pa. campus this summer, with a planned completion date of spring 2016.
To learn more about the project, click here.
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February 27th, 2015
Messiah women’s lacrosse christened their new turf field on Tuesday in dominant fashion, winning 16-1 over Scranton.
Read “Falcons Dominate Royals in Season-Opener.”
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February 2nd, 2015
Messiah College is pleased to welcome Peter Greer, president and CEO of HOPE International, as entrepreneur-in-residence. In this new role, Greer will teach a course on social entrepreneurship, and personally mentor upper-class students who have an interest in that area. Greer hopes to bring a higher level of visibility of entrepreneurship and its benefits to the Messiah College community and beyond. “This generation is thinking differently about entrepreneurship and its ability to solve some of the world’s biggest problems,” Greer said. Read the rest of this entry »
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January 28th, 2015
Associate Professor of Marketing David Hagenbuch recently published an article on Forbes.com. Read the rest of this entry »
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January 7th, 2015
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has selected Messiah College to receive the Community Engagement Classification—one of 240 U.S. colleges and universities to receive the designation in 2015. Colleges and universities with an institutional focus on community engagement were invited to apply for the classification, first offered in 2006. In order to be selected, institutions had to provide detailed descriptions and examples of institutionalized practices of community engagement that showed alignment among mission, culture, leadership, resources and practices.
Read more about this classification here.
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December 22nd, 2014
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) recognized Messiah senior Jeremy Payne in an outstanding way this week, as he was named the 2014 National Player of the Year.
The award for Payne is the second of his career, making him the only repeat honoree for NCAA Division III men since the award was started in 1996. The Player of the Year award is also the eighth in 13 seasons for Messiah men’s soccer.
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