July 20th, 2011
GRANTHAM, Pa. (July 20, 2011) — For 20 years, Mike True, director of Messiah College’s Internship Center, has built an internationally-recognized internship program while helping Messiah students connect with businesses, organizations and government agencies. Now interns from all across the country can benefit from True’s expertise thanks to his new field guide, “InternQube: Professional Skills for the Workplace.”
Employers across the country have indicated students need to cultivate the so-called soft skills. This new tool, written in a nuts-and-bolts, executive summary style, highlights the core competencies they need to succeed. It provides an overview of skills—everything from networking to phone and email etiquette to ethical behavior—that are important for students to develop in order to have successful internship and work experiences. Continue reading…
July 14th, 2011
GRANTHAM, Pa. (July 14, 2011) — The iconic covered bridge that spans the Yellow Breeches Creek on Messiah College’s Grantham campus is getting a facelift this summer. The bridge, constructed in 1867 and moved from Bowmansdale in 1972, is structurally sound. The restoration work primarily involves replacing wood siding and cedar shingles.
Messiah has contracted with Fitzgerald’s Heavy Timber Construction, Inc. based in Thurmont, Md. for the restoration work. Fitzgerald’s is using modern equipment and vintage machinery to maintain the historical integrity of the bridge.
The bridge has been closed to vehicle and foot traffic during restoration. It is expected to reopen in mid-August. Continue reading…
July 11th, 2011
GRANTHAM, Pa. (July 11, 2011) — Chamber Music in Grantham at Messiah College will showcase the talents of its students as well as renowned composers and performers during its sixth annual festival July 31-August 7. Each concert is free and will be performed in the Poorman Recital Hall in the Climenhaga Fine Arts Center on the college’s Grantham campus.
The opening concert will take place July 31 at 3 p.m. Performers are Richard Roberson, pianist, composer and dean of the School of the Arts at Messiah College, and the Mendelssohn Piano Trio, comprised of pianist Ya-Ting Chang, violinist Peter Sirotin, and cellist Fiona Thompson. Mendelssohn Piano Trio is ensemble-in-residence at Messiah College. The concert program will include music by Bach, Haydn and Brahms. Continue reading…