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Messiah College to convert its Mechanicsburg campus to natural gas

March 10th, 2015

_SAM9387_homepagenewsFor 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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Women’s Lacross Team Christens New Turf Field with a Big Win

February 27th, 2015

WomensLAXfirstgame_webMessiah 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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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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