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Messiah College welcomes Peter Greer, CEO of HOPE International, as entrepreneur-in-residence

February 2nd, 2015

PeterGreerWebMessiah 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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Messiah Professor publishes article on

January 28th, 2015

David_Hagenbuch-webAssociate Professor of Marketing David Hagenbuch recently published an article on Read the rest of this entry »

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Messiah College receives The Carnegie Foundation 2015 Community Engagement Classification

January 7th, 2015

downey_editThe 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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Messiah Senior Jeremy Payne named 2014 National Player of the Year

December 22nd, 2014

2014-POY-Payne-nowriting_editThe 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.

Read Messiah College Athletics’ “Payne Honored as NSCAA National Player of the Year”


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Volunteers from Messiah help serve the homeless in Harrisburg

December 4th, 2014

Volunteers from Messiah College joined Bethesda Mission’s Mobile Mission as they hit the streets of Harrisburg to help the homeless.

Watch Fox43’s “Bethesda’s Mobile Mission takes over Harrisburg”

(Photo credit: Fox43)

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Messiah College Programming Team Wins First Place in Mid-Atlantic Region Contest

November 24th, 2014

Congratulations to Falcons I, the Messiah College Programming Team of Nathan Chaney (’15, Computer and Information Science and Engineering), Zach Felix (’14, Mathematics), and Marcus Upton (’15, Engineering), for winning first place in the Mid-Atlantic Region Programming Contest of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), held Nov. 1 2014 at Radford University. The team is coached by Dr. Scott Weaver and Jason Long (’03, Computer Science). Read the rest of this entry »

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Messiah College wins first place in opera competition

November 21st, 2014

The Messiah College Opera Workshop won first place in the Division 1 category of the National Opera Association’s 2013-2014 Opera Competition for its production of The Medium by Gian Carlo Menotti. The competition is divided into five divisions based on the size of the program and production resources.

Dr. Damian Savarino serves as music and stage director of the Opera Workshop. Dr. Timothy Dixon conducted the orchestra members and Tom Ryan provided scenic and lighting design.

A full list of winners can be seen here.

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Messiah College Women’s Soccer Featured in ESPN Story

November 10th, 2014

“We may be doing a lot of the same things that other programs are doing, and it may look very similar from the outside, but just the motivation behind all of the things we’re doing is rooted in our faith. The reason we practice hard and the reason we invest in our teammates and the reason we listen to our coach is not just because everyone else does it, but we are really just trying to honor God in our play and our actions.”- Kayla Deckert

Read the full story “How Faith Has Formed Foundation for Messiah College’s Success” on ESPN.

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Professor of Art Daniel Finch chosen as artist for public art mural

November 6th, 2014

Associate Professor of Art Daniel Finch was selected by the Susquehanna Art Museum to paint the public mural at their new location at N. 3rd and Calder Streets in Harrisburg. His mural (rendering shown to the right) was selected with the help of more than 1,000 community members.

The mural design “…incorporates a combination of symbols “meant to serve as an image of beauty, hope, and optimism regarding Harrisburg’s future.”

Read more about the project here.

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New Community Partnership Brings Medication Collection Box to Messiah

November 4th, 2014

The Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office in partnership with Pennsylvania American Water and Upper Allen Township officials announced the installation of a medication collection box at Messiah College. This partnership offers disposal options to the campus community and local residents to anonymously and safely dispose of unwanted and expired drugs and medication.

The new box is located at the Engle Health Center and is accessible Monday through Friday when the health center is open. The collection box program is intended to get drugs safely off the streets, keeping them away from youth and protecting local waterways.

Read “Medication drop-off box installed at Messiah College”

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