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Ben Rector Concert this Weekend


Election Week!

Election week is here! This means you have the opportunity to vote for the next Student Body President and Student Body Vice President.

Polls have officially opened and will stay open until Friday. Click the link below to vote:

 Kayaking on the Breeches Saturday!

When: Saturday, March 28th at 1 pm
Where: The Yellow Breeches. Meet by the covered bridge.
What to wear: Synthetic (non-cotton) clothing that can get wet
Why: Because it’s fun!! 

If you want to sign up, email Jess Reme at jr1377@messiah.edu. First come, first serve.​

Caving Friday

When: Friday, March 27th at 6:00 pm
Where: Lisburn cave (about 15 minutes from campus) Meet at the LOFT.
What to wear: Wear warm under-layers such as long underwear, synthetic (non-cotton) long sleeve shirt and then a layer that you don’t mind getting dirty on top of that, and a pair of shoes that you also don’t mind getting dirty and wet. Bring a garbage bag, a full change of clothes, and shoes for after the cave – You will be getting dirty! ​
Why: Because caving is fun!!

SHORT&SWEET- Loft at 6, wear base layers, bring garbage bag, FULL change of clothes, & shoes.

If you want to sign up, email Brielle Alderfer at ba1220@messiah.edu. Room for up to 13 people. First come, first serve. ​​

Christian Guitarist Workshop

Workshop for the Christian Guitarist

The Messiah College Department of Music will again be offering a Workshop for the Christian Guitarist. It will be held on Saturday, April 18 from 9:00 – 3:00 in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and the Performing Arts.

The event is open to the public. Admission price is only $35 for any type of student (under age 21) and $50 for the general public.

There will be sessions throughout the day for all levels of guitarist (even beginners) on steel string acoustic guitar or electric presented by 4 professional clinicians.

The focus of the event is to help guitarists be more effective in serving the church with their music.

All information and online registration are available at: www.messiah.edu/guitar

Then click on the Workshop logo. Or call the Department of Music Office at ext. 3310

AG Art 2015

Bow-Tie Swing Dance

The swing club will be holding a dance this Friday, the 27th in Hitchcock. From 6:30-7:30 p.m. there will be a beginner lesson for those who would like instruction. The dance will begin at 7:30 p.m. and end at midnight. The cost is $3 for students with ID and $5 for non-students.

Online Summer Courses


Student Chaplain Team Selections

Your input is vital to the Student Chaplain Team as we select the team for next year. Please join us Sunday, March 29th, from 7:00pm-9:00pm (1 chapel credit per hour) in the High Center Recital Hall. The finalists for Student Body Chaplain and Worship Chaplain will each lead a brief worship set or share a 10 min. devotion.
Those who attend will be asked to complete a brief online survey for each applicant. Please bring a smart phone, laptop or tablet to participate in this dimension of the Chapel. Refreshments will be served at 8pm.Thank you!

SAB Lost Films Presents: The Imitation Game

Come out this weekend to see this Oscar award winning film that takes place During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians. This film stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley.

$2 for students, $4 for guests. Friday 6&9 and Saturday 3, 6, & 9

Spring Break is in Sight!

Next week the college will be closed for spring break. Classes will begin again on Monday, March 23. Have a Great break!

 $5 Skyzone Trip!

Outdoors Club is boutta bounce on Thursday! Come on out for a trip to Skyzone for just $5!

Where – Skyzone – just 15 minutes from campus!

When – This Thursday 3/12, we will meet at Eisenhower Circle at 5:15 and be back on campus between 8-8:30

What to bring – Please bring your student ID!

Email Jenna, at jc1492@messiah.edu to reserve a spot!

Do not reply to the Outdoors Club email because no one will respond!

Basketball League

Rec. Sports will be starting Men’s (both competitive and fun leagues) and Women’s 5v5 Basketball league on Monday, March 30th. Games will be played Monday through Thursday starting at 7:45.

If you would like to REGISTER OR JOIN a team, please, follow the instructions listed below.

All teams and players must be registered by Friday, March 13th.

To participate in Rec. Sports this season, EVERYONE (Captains & Players) MUST create an imleagues account.

To Create an Account.
1. Go to www.imleagues.com
2. Click “Create Account” in the Top-Right corner.
3. Fill out the Required Information using your Messiah email address. Finish the Account Setup by following the directions in the Confirmation Email.
4. Log-in to your imleagues account.
5. Click “Create or Join a Team.”
6. Select the Sport AND League in which you would like to play.
7. Click the green “Register/ Signup” box.
8. Choose the appropriate option.
Team Captains choose: “Create Team”
To join an existing team choose: “Join Team”
To be added to the league if you don’t have a team choose: “Free Agent”

NOTE: Captain’s must create the team FIRST. Once the team is created then all of the players on the roster can join your team.

9. Read and fill out ALL of the required information. This is VERY important.
10. Finish and submit.

For more information on How to Register visit:

 Warmer Weather- Icy Conditions

 The weatherman may be predicting warmer temperatures, but that doesn’t mean the end of icy conditions or no more potential for slips and falls. Keep in mind that temperatures above freezing through the day can result in melting of snow piles. The water from these melts often runs across walkways and parking lots to lower areas. Then as the temperatures drop below freezing overnight, these wet spots turn to ice and black ice which remain until temperatures rise again (usually mid-morning).
Don’t let the promise of spring make you careless – for the next few weeks, please continue to use caution when walking and driving, especially between dusk and mid-morning.

Spring Semester Job Openings

The Campus Events department has several job openings for the remainder of the spring semester. If you are not currently employed on campus and are looking to work 6 to 8 hours per week please contact Denise at dblackley@messiah.edu for more information. We have jobs at various times of the day. Most jobs are five or six days a week for no more than 2 hours per day.

New Menu Items at the South Side Cafe!

South Side Café’s menu is growing! SSC is now offering South Side Chills! Enjoy a delicious fruity and icy treat in one of our two delicious flavors, Strawberry Banana and Mango. Our South Side Chills are yogurt based and super tasty! Try one today!

Women’s History Month

March is Women’s HERstory Month. We invite you to celebrate it with us and attend the various events throughout the month. The poster for Women’s HERstory Month is below. Check it out to see upcoming events!


Lent Week 3


Happy March!

Lent Week 2


This semester the Chaplain Team will be going through the Gospel of Luke concentrating on the theme Te Veo which means “I See You” in Spanish. For the second week of Lent we are focusing on the passage Luke 7:11-17:

11 Soon afterwards he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went with him. 12 As he approached the gate of the town, a man who had died was being carried out. He was his mother’s only son, and she was a widow; and with her was a large crowd from the town. 13 When the Lord saw her, he had compassion for her and said to her, “Do not weep.” 14 Then he came forward and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, rise!” 15 The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. 16 Fear seized all of them; and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has risen among us!” and “God has looked favorably on his people!” 17 This word about him spread throughout Judea and all the surrounding country.

Previously in Luke’s Gospel, Jesus has healed a centurion’s sick slave. Now, Jesus triumphs over an even greater enemy- death. Yet, Jesus’ action as well as the crowds’ response is especially important during our Lenten initiative.

First, Jesus’ compassion extends wholeheartedly to the grieving mother. Having recently lost my grandma, I am acutely aware of death’s sting. However, in Luke’s story, the natural order is reversed! The old mourns the young. As a childless widow she has no way of supporting herself, but Jesus responds to mend this bleak situation.

Once more, our hope for resurrection must be grounded in the one who “had compassion” to bring back the widow’s son. It does not stem from our actions; neither the mother nor her son appear particular pious. There is no explicit mention of their faith as in the previous story of the centurion (Luke 7:9). Rather, resurrection is an act of love from an active, loving God.

Finally, God is glorified and Jesus is labeled a “great prophet.” Nevertheless, this term is not reductionistic; labeling Jesus a prophet does not devalue Jesus’ identity as Messiah. Luke’s portrayal is overwhelmingly positive. We do well to remember that while Jesus is frequently much more than a prophet, he is never anything less than one. During this Season of Lent we are invited to reconsider Jesus’ question, “Who do you say I am?” (Luke 9:20).

Here are some questions to think about:

How are you spiritually dead and in need of resuscitation?
What does it mean to rely on God’s abundant compassion?
How do you respond to seeing God’s work in the world?

These are obviously difficult questions, yet important ones. For the remainder of Lent I invite you to weep like the widow, speak life like Jesus, and celebrate the coming resurrection this story foreshadows.

Seth Roseman

SAB “Step Up” Themed Dance/DJ Competiton Friday!

A free dance will be hosted by SAB this Friday night starting at 8pm in the Union. Come out and show your best moves!


Spring Concert 2015

Hello everyone! SAB is excited to announce that for the Spring 2015 concert,  Ben Rector will be performing here at Messiah for a solo acoustic show on March 28th, 2015! What’s more exciting? He’ll be in Parmer Hall, SAB’s FIRST ever concert in the High Center! Spread the word and lookout for details at https://www.facebook.com/messiahcollegesab!

Commuter Lockers Still Available!

The commuter lounge is a great place to relax, study, or even catch a few winks! It is located in the basement of Hoffman Hall and is reserved strictly for commuters. The lounge is open daily from 6 a.m. – Midnight.

A limited number of lockers are available for use in the commuter lounge.  Lockers are assigned on a first come, first served basis.  To use one for the duration of the academic year, contact Sheryl at silp@messiah.edu, ext 5240, or stop by her office in the Larsen Student Union in the Student Involvement & Leadership Programs suite.

Deadline approaching for off-campus study

The deadline to apply for Messiah approval to study off-campus Spring 2016 is April 1, 2015. Students must complete all pre-approval items in Terra Dotta in order to be considered for approval.

To start an application, go to https://intercultural.messiah.edu/. If you have questions, please contact the Intercultural Office intercultural@messiah.edu or X2131. If you would like more information or assistance with the application process, please feel free to schedule an appointment at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0949afad2ba75-advising.

Box Top Drive

Please join Downey School this March by collecting General Mills Box Tops to benefit Downey Elementary School! Collection boxes can be found around campus at the Student Union, Eisenhower and the Library. To learn more about Together for Tomorrow and Messiah’s partnership with Downey school, visit our website at bitly.com/togetherfortomorrow. For additional information about Together for Tomorrow or the Box Top Drive, please contact Jaylene Nissley at tftcoord@messiah.edu.

Summer Student Jobs on Campus

The Campus Events Department is hiring student workers for this summer beginning May 13th and ending August 29th to help support the summer conference programs here on campus. We have jobs available in the residence halls, academic buildings (three shifts) and in Laundry Services.

Eligible students must be registered at Messiah College for the fall 2015 semester. The summer is 16 weeks long and we are looking for students who can work 14 out of the 16 weeks at 40 hours per week with two weeks of unpaid vacation. Please keep in mind if you need more than two weeks off, we will only consider you if we cannot fill all of the positions with students who meet all the criteria.

Job descriptions can be found at jobs.messiah.edu. Once there you may need to create an account for yourself (if you haven’t already) then choose the job you are interested in and complete the application.

If you would like more information on this opportunity please contact Denise at dblackley@messiah.edu

Public Speaking for Scholarship

Do you enjoy public speaking? Do you care about peace? Could you use $250? If so, please enter Messiah’s “Speak Out for Peace” contest sponsored by the Peace and Conflict Studies program.

The campus wide contest will take place on April 27th at 4:00 PM in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110). Prizes are 1st: $250; 2nd : $100; 3rd: $50. The First Place winner will be entered into a bi-national competition and will compete for further prize monies and a scholarship.

Speeches should correspond to a manuscript no longer than 1500 words, which should be submitted to Dr. George Pickens no later than April 20th. For more information, email gpickens@messiah.edu.


Swinging Bridge Magazine


The Pulse is pleased to announce The Swinging Bridge Magazine! SGA’s Student Senate approved the Pulse’s proposal to switch The Swinging Bridge‘s format from a bi-weekly newspaper to a monthly magazine publication.

The dedicated Pulse team is excited to create a great, new product and we cannot wait to present the first edition of The Swinging Bridge Magazine on Thursday, April 30th, 2015! What would you like to see in the magazine? Let us know at thepulse@messiah.edu or connect with us on social media!

The final edition of The Swinging Bridge newspaper will be Thursday, April 16th, 2015.

Have questions or want to learn more information about The Swinging Bridge Magazine? Visit www.pulse.messiah.edu/the-swinging-bridge-magazine/!

Want to be a Pulse volunteer or writer? We welcome students of all majors and are always looking for students who are passionate about writing, photography, film, radio, and live-tweeting! As a Pulse volunteer, you can be involved with all the Pulse’s products: The Swinging Bridge Magazine, www.swingingbridge.messiah.edu, The Beat Magazine, Live from the Yellow Room, The Clarion Yearbook, WVMM 90.7 Pulse FM , and social media. E-mail us atthepulse@messiah.edu!


Pilates Classes!

The Wellness Program will be offering two spring Pilates classes. Here’s the scoop.
1. Both classes will run for 7 weeks.
2. Both classes have a one-time fee of $20.00 ($2.85 per class!)
3. Both classes will be held on Wednesdays, beginning March 25.
4. The first class will meet from 4:30-5:15 and will be taught by Erika Fisher- a Pilates-certified senior APHS student
5. The second class will meet from 5:15-6:00 and will be taught by Mindy Smith- a Pilates-certified adjunct HHP professor

Sign-ups will begin immediately in the fitness center. Please do not come to register during the times Wellness classes meet (M,W,F: 8-9 AM, 12:40-1:40 PM; 1:50-2:50 PM)

Space is limited so sign up today!


SAB Lost Films Presents: Nightcrawler

Jake Gyllenhaal. Nightcrawler. This weekend. Lost Films. Check it out.