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Messiah College Symposium explores Ernest Boyer’s Basic School

September 12th, 2014

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Sept. 12, 2014) — Messiah College will host a one-day symposium examining the The Basic School, a vision for transforming education outlined by the late Ernest L. Boyer Sr. The symposium takes place Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ernest L. Boyer Center on the college’s campus. There is a $10 fee to attend. To register, visit

This symposium will include a panel of principals who have successfully explored The Basic School and addresses by Paul Boyer, president of Boyer Associates; Lillian Brinkley, National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) mentor trainer; and Patrick Callaghan, executive director for elementary education for South Western City Schools, Grove City, Ohio.

This Symposium will provide principals, teachers, teacher-educators and education faculty with opportunities to consider ideas for school renewal and also to be introduced to models of implementation in the current educational context.

About Messiah College

Messiah College, a private Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences, enrolls more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1909, the primary campus is located in Mechanicsburg, Pa., near the state capital of Harrisburg.

Messiah College presents modern hymn-writers Keith and Kristyn Getty in concert

September 11th, 2014

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Sept.11, 2014) —Messiah College welcomes acclaimed 21st-century singer/songwriters Keith and Kristyn Getty to campus Oct. 3. The Gettys will present “Hymns for the Christian Life” at 7:30 p.m. in Parmer Hall, located in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. All tickets are $20 and can be purchased through the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or Continue reading…

Messiah College’s three-part Wittlinger Chapel Series addresses Brethren in Christ values

September 4th, 2014

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Sept.4, 2014) — The principle of holy living is the focus of Messiah College’s annual three-part Wittlinger Chapel Series on Sept. 18, 25 and Oct. 23. Lecturers Dr. Stephen Gallaher, Dr. George Pickens and Dr. Emerson Powery will address biblical themes central to the Brethren in Christ’s heritage at Messiah College. This year’s themes include holiness, peacemaking and reconciliation. Each lecture will take place from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. in Parmer Hall at the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. The lectures, sponsored by the Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan Studies, are free and open to the public. Continue reading…

Messiah College Oakes Museum offers science enrichment program for children

August 15th, 2014

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Aug. 15, 2014) — This fall, the Oakes Museum at Messiah College will offer children in grades three through eight the opportunity to participate in the Curator Club or CC2—multifaceted, hands-on science programs. The Curator Club, for children in grades three through five, meets from 9:45 a.m. to noon on Sept. 6 and 20; Oct. 4 and 25; and Nov. 1 and 15. CC2, for students in sixth through eighth grades, meets from 1:45 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 6, Oct. 4 and Nov. 1. Schedules of topics and activities for each session can be found at Continue reading…

Messiah College adds two new majors to 2014-15 undergraduate academic offerings

June 16th, 2014

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (June 16, 2014) — Undergraduates at Messiah College can select from two new majors for the 2014-15 academic year: applied health science and music and worship. With the addition of these new programs—which both place a strong emphasis on experiential learning—Messiah now offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and seven graduate degrees. For a complete list of majors, please visit Continue reading…

Messiah College launches new graduate programs in business and leadership

March 31st, 2014

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (March 31, 2014) — Messiah College has expanded its graduate program offerings to include programs in business and leadership. These fully online graduate programs can be completed in one to three years depending on which program the student chooses. There are four options within Messiah’s new business and leadership program. More information about each of these options can be found at Continue reading…

Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra to perform “Elijah” with Messiah College ensembles

March 21st, 2014

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (March 21, 2014) — The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra will be joined by the Messiah College Concert Choir, the Messiah College Choral Arts Society and the Susquehanna Chorale, all conducted by Linda Tedford, artistic director, to perform “Elijah” April 11 at 8 p.m. in Parmer Hall in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts on Messiah College’s campus.  All tickets cost $40.  To purchase a ticket, contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or visit Continue reading…

Enrollment open to preschoolers at Messiah College’s Early Learning Center

March 20th, 2014

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (March 20 , 2014) — The Early Learning Center, a NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited, quality preschool program on Messiah College’s campus, is now accepting enrollment for children ages three through five in its preschool program—including both half-day and full-day options. Enrollment for both full-day and half-day preschool is now open to the community.

To enroll your child, learn more about the Early Learning Center or schedule a tour of the soon-to-be-renovated center, contact Laura Price at 717-796-5043. New enrollees may begin the program July 1, 2014.

The preschool program operates five days a week year round and offers programming led by master level and veteran teachers. Classroom teaching assistance is provided by student teachers, student assistants, interns and volunteers.

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Messiah College to host ninth annual Youth Workers Conference

March 14th, 2014

GRANTHAM, Pa. (March 14, 2014) — The ninth annual Youth Workers Conference will be held at Messiah College April 5 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  This year’s keynote speaker is Duffy Robbins, a leading voice in youth and family ministry.  Attendees can choose from 25 breakout sessions led by experienced youth leaders on a variety of topics.  Registration rates for youth workers and student leaders vary; for more information or to register, visit Continue reading…

Messiah College theatre department presents “Journey to the West”

March 13th, 2014

GRANTHAM, Pa. (March 13, 2014) — The Messiah College Department of Theatre and Dance presents Mary Zimmerman’s play “Journey to the West” April 3-6 and April 10-13.  Showtimes for “Journey to the West are 8 p.m. for all shows except for April 6 and 13 at 3 p.m.  This production is suitable for all ages.  General admission tickets cost $10; student and senior tickets cost $7.  To purchase a ticket, contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or visit Continue reading…


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