Messiah College News Releases
April 11th, 2013
GRANTHAM, Pa. (April 11, 2013) —The Messiah College Department of Theatre and Dance presents the romantic musical “The Fantasticks” on May 2-4 and May 6 at 8 p.m. with a matinee performance on May 4 at 3 p.m. All performances take place in Poorman Black Box Theater, located in Climenhaga Building. Tickets cost $7 for students and seniors and $10 for general admission. To purchase tickets, contact the box office at 717-691-6036 or visit messiah.edu/tickets. Continue reading…
April 8th, 2013
GRANTHAM, Pa. (April 8, 2013) — The Messiah College Choral Arts Society will perform George Frideric Handel’s esteemed composition “Messiah” on April 28. The concert will take place at 3 p.m. in Parmer Hall, located in the newly constructed Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. Tickets cost $18 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and $5 for students, and can be purchased by calling the Messiah College ticket office at 717-691-6036 or by visiting messiah.edu/tickets.
This much-loved work will be performed with professional soloists, including Sasha Piastro, soprano; Barbara Rearick, mezzo-soprano; Jeffrey Fahnestock, tenor; and Damian Savarino, bass-baritone and senior lecturer of voice and opera at Messiah College. Continue reading…
April 8th, 2013
GRANTHAM, Pa. (April 8, 2013) —The 2013 Messiah College film festival, entitled “Cinematics,” will showcase the diligent work and creative ingenuity of Messiah College film and digital media students. Showings will take place on April 28 at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. in Parmer Cinema, located in Boyer Hall on the college’s Grantham campus. Tickets are free but required, and can be picked up at the ticket office. For more information, contact Fabrizio Cilento at 717-766-2511 ext. 2234. Continue reading…
March 27th, 2013
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GRANTHAM, Pa. (March 27, 2013) —Christopher O’Riley, a classical pianist and public radio host, will perform the fourth concert in the 2012-2013 Cultural Series season at Messiah College on April 17. The Messiah College Women’s Ensemble will join O’Riley on stage, singing several Joni Mitchell song arrangements. The concert will take place at 8 p.m. in the newly constructed Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. Tickets cost $23 and can be purchased by contacting the Messiah College ticket office at 717-691-6036 or by visiting email@example.com.
March 22nd, 2013
GRANTHAM, Pa. (March 22, 2013) — For the second year in a row, Messiah College has earned Tree Campus USA designation from the Arbor Day Foundation. Messiah achieved the title by meeting Tree Campus USA’s five standards: maintaining a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures towards trees, an Arbor Day observance and student service-learning projects.
Tree Campus USA was launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation as a way to honor colleges, universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of environmental leadership. Continue reading…
March 22nd, 2013
GRANTHAM, Pa. (March 22, 2013) — Guitarists of any level can learn to develop their skills for Christian worship at the Workshop for the Christian Guitarist at Messiah College. The all-day event will be held on April 13 in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is $25 for students and $40 for the general public. Attendees may register by visiting messiah.edu/guitar or by calling the music department office at 717-766-2511, ext. 3310. Continue reading…
March 21st, 2013
GRANTHAM, Pa. (March 21, 2013) — Messiah College will host an open house on April 13 for all prospective students. The day will be full of opportunities to explore the campus and learn about admission policies, financial aid, academic programs and community life. Prospective students may register online at messiah.edu or by calling the admissions office at 800-233-4220 or 717-691-6000. Continue reading…
March 19th, 2013
GRANTHAM, Pa. (March 19, 2013) — The communication department at Messiah College welcomes Todd Allen, rhetorical scholar and proponent of the civil rights movement to lecture on April 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Parmer Cinema in Boyer Hall. Titled “What Do These Stories Mean? Civil Rights Tourism As an Act of Remembrance,” the lecture will address the implications and importance of commemorative practices regarding the civil rights movement. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Nance McCown at 717-766-2511, ext. 2056 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Continue reading…
March 18th, 2013
GRANTHAM, Pa. (March 18, 2013) — Messiah College is one of only five Pennsylvania colleges and universities to earn placement on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
According to the Agape Center for Service and Learning, in 2012, an estimated 98 percent of Messiah’s graduating class participated in some form of community service through the Agape Center.
This is Messiah College’s seventh consecutive time being named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and third time receiving the honor with distinction. Continue reading…
March 14th, 2013
GRANTHAM, Pa. (March 14, 2013) —The Messiah College Department of Theatre and Dance presents Sophocles’ tragedy “Antigone” for its spring performance. Shows run April 4-6 and April 11-13 at 8 p.m. with matinee performances on April 7 and 14 at 3 p.m. All performances take place in Miller Theater, located in Climenhaga Building. Tickets cost $7 for students and seniors and $11 for general admission. To purchase tickets, contact the box office at 717-691-6036 or visit messiah.edu/tickets.
The tragedy displays the battle of right and wrong for the daughter of Oedipus. After Antigone’s brothers die while overtaking the kingdom, his uncle declares that one brother will receive a state burial and the other will serve as an example to traitors. Challenging her uncle’s decree, Antigone finds herself in a battle over morality, death and honor. The Messiah College performance, directed by Kristopher Yoder, promises a dramatic and enticing show to all.
About Messiah College
Messiah College, a private Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences, enrolls over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1909, the primary campus is located in Grantham, Pa., near the state capital of Harrisburg. A satellite campus affiliated with Temple University is located in Philadelphia.
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