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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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Alexandra Smith `03 named 2013 Physician of the Year at New York City hospital

January 13th, 2014

Dr. Alexandra Smith `03, pediatric specialist in neonatology at New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital in New York City, has been named 2013 Physician of the Year!

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Athletics announces 2014 Hall of Honor inductees

December 13th, 2013

Messiah College Athletics and the Falcon Athletic Network (FAN) are pleased to announce the 2014 induction class for the Hall of Honor: Jessica (Regan) Cotton, Sam Lenhart, Coach Jan Trapp and Hayden Woodworth. The ceremony will take place Jan. 10, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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Taylor Driggers `13 is first undergraduate published in the “Journal of Inklings Studies”

November 25th, 2013

Taylor Driggers’ `13 essay “Modern Medievalism and Myth: Tolkein, Tennyson, and the Quest for a Hero” was published in the Oct. 2013 “Journal of Inklings Studies,” making him the first undergraduate to ever be published in this literary journal. In this particular issue, Driggers’ essay appears with one by Crystal Downing, distinguished professor of English and film studies.

According to the abstract, “This essay considers Tennyson’s portrayal of an autonomous, evolved Arthur in Idylls of the King as a segue into the modernist context against which Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings. While Tennyson’s mythmaking has all the outward trappings of the medieval tradition, it uses this setting to put forth ideas reflective of the Victorian faith crisis and anticipatory of the modernist obsession with autonomy and progress. Tennyson’s Arthur functions as a modernist’s Messiah, standing in stark contrast to Tolkien’s Frodo, who more fully embodies a Christian ideal that the modernists would interpret as medieval or obsolete. The Lord of the Rings is, in this light, a deconstruction of Tennysonian heroism and a re-establishment of the Christian virtues of humility, self-denial and sacrifice as the pinnacle of true mythic heroism.”

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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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Rolando Vega `13 wins first place at Philadelphia film festival

November 8th, 2013

Rolando Vega’s `13 film “Palace” won the Best Student Film Award at the FirstGlance Festival in Philadelphia. “Palace” is the story of a struggling theater owner and his granddaughter who face the possible extinction of their 50-year-old magical movie palace as a young corporate executive and his company threaten to demolish it.

(Read a feature story about Vega and his film in the spring 2013 Bridge magazine.)

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Messiah College recognizes four alums for service to church and society

November 4th, 2013

During Homecoming weekend, Messiah College recognized four alums for their outstanding service to church and society.

Young Alumnus Achievement AwardKevin Driver `03, cardiology fellow, University of Virgina

Distinguished Alumna Achievement Award—Kim Lawton `85, managing editor/correspondent, Religion & Ethics News Weekly on PBS

Alumni Christian Service Award—Ken Hoke `70, bishop, Susquehanna Conference of the Brethren in Christ Church

Alumni Appreciation Award—Scott Heintzelman `89, Vice President of Finance and Administration, Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe, Inc.

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Women’s volleyball and men’s soccer coaches achieve significant milestones

October 30th, 2013

Recently both women’s volleyball coach Judi Tobias ‘80 and men’s soccer coach Brad McCarty ‘93 have reached milestones in their coaching careers.

In a match against St. Mary’s College of Md. Sept. 21, the Falcons gave Coach Judi Tobias her 300th career win in her 18 seasons as head coach.

In his fifth season as head coach of the men’s soccer team, Coach Brad McCarty racked up his 100th career win when the Falcons beat Elizabethtown College Oct. 12.

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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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