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Award winning journalist Michele Norris to keynote Messiah College’s spring Humanities Symposium

February 11th, 2015

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Feb. 11, 2015) — Michele Norris, host and special correspondent for NPR, will deliver the keynote address “Eavesdropping on America’s Conversation on Race” Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in Parmer Hall in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. The lecture is sponsored by the Messiah College Center for Public Humanities and is part of the College’s annual Humanities Symposium. Admission is free, but a ticket is required. To obtain a ticket, contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or visit messiah.edu/tickets. For more information, contact Shirley Groff at groff@messiah.edu. Continue reading…

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

February 2nd, 2015

Peter GreerMECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Feb. 2, 2015) — Messiah 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. Continue reading…

Messiah College presents Stringfever in concert

January 30th, 2015

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Jan. 30, 2015) — The Messiah College Cultural Series presents Stringfever Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. in Parmer Hall located in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. General admission tickets are $25 and student tickets are $10. To purchase a ticket, contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or visit messiah.edu/tickets. For more information, contact Yonette Schneider at yschneid@messiah.edu. Continue reading…

Messiah College theatre department presents “Hot Mikado”

January 9th, 2015

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Jan. 9, 2015) — The Messiah College Department of Theatre and Dance presents the production “Hot Mikado,” based on Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Mikado,” Feb. 5-8 and 12-15. Show times are 8 p.m. on Feb. 5-7 and Feb. 12-14 and 3 p.m. on Feb. 8 and 15. General admission tickets cost $12; student and senior citizen tickets cost $7. To purchase a ticket, contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or visit messiah.edu/theatretickets. This play is suitable for all ages. Continue reading…

Messiah College receives The Carnegie Foundation 2015 Community Engagement Classification

January 7th, 2015

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Jan. 7, 2015) — The 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. Continue reading…

Messiah College presents the Oakes Museum of Natural History’s Curator Club and Curator Club 2

December 19th, 2014

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Dec. 18, 2014) — The Oakes Museum of Natural History’s Curator Club will hold a multifaceted science program for children grades 3-5 on Jan.10, 24; Feb. 7, 21; and March 7, 28. All activities will be held Saturday mornings from 9:15-11:30 a.m. The cost for all six activities is $75, or $15 per Saturday. The Oakes Museum’s Curator Club 2 will hold an educational science enrichment program for children in grades 6-8 on Jan. 10, Feb. 7 and March 7. All activities will be held Saturday afternoons from 12:15-2:30 p.m. The cost for all three activities is $45, or $15 per Saturday. Continue reading…

Messiah College student ensembles present two Christmas concerts

November 20th, 2014

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Nov. 20, 2014) — Student ensembles from the Messiah College Department of Music will perform two Christmas concerts Dec. 7. The first concert will be held by the State Street Academy of Music at 4 p.m. in St. Lawrence Chapel located at 110 State Street in Harrisburg. Admission is free, but a $10 suggested donation will benefit the Academy. Continue reading…

Messiah College Oakes Museum hosts free holiday open house

November 18th, 2014

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Nov. 19, 2014) — The Oakes Museum at Messiah College will host its annual Holiday Open House Dec. 6 from 1-5 p.m. Admission is free and will include refreshments and activities for kids. For more information, contact Helena Cicero at HCicero@messiah.edu. Continue reading…

Messiah College theatre department presents “The Taming of the Shrew”

October 24th, 2014

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Oct. 24, 2014) — The Messiah College Department of Theatre and Dance presents William Shakespeare’s production “The Taming of the Shrew” Nov. 13 through Nov. 16 and Nov. 20 through Nov. 23. Show times are 8 p.m. on Nov. 13 through 15 and Nov. 20 through 22, and 3 p.m. on Nov. 16 and 23. General admission tickets cost $10; student and senior citizen tickets cost $7. To purchase a ticket, contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or visit messiah.edu/tickets. Continue reading…

Messiah College offers free showing of “Misa’s Fugue” on Nov. 13

October 16th, 2014

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Oct. 16, 2014) — Messiah College, along with the Jewish Federation of Greater  Harrisburg, will offer a free, public showing of the award-winning Holocaust documentary “Misa’s Fugue” on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in Parmer Hall located in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. Admission is free; no ticket is required. The Jewish Federation will offer free transportation to Messiah College from the Jewish Community Center at 3301 North Front Street, Harrisburg. For more information or to reserve a seat on the bus, contact Marilynn Kanenson at 717-652-6688. A discussion with the film’s producer and director Sean Gaston will immediately follow the showing of the film. Continue reading…

   

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