Homecoming Weekend and Midterms!

Homecoming Weekend is Here!

Check out the official homecoming page for schedules and events!


Help Make Messiah More Commuter Friendly!

Be a Part of Making Messiah More Commuter-Friendly!

We’re seeking motivated commuters who can put their gifts and passion to work in the process of making Messiah College more commuter-friendly. Below are just some of the ways you might be able to join in on that movement.

  • Be the Commuter Student Representative within the Student Senate
  • Join the Social Concerns Committee
  • Be a class ambassador for a specific class-year of commuters
  • Help build a Commuter Student Council
  • Be a founding member of a Commuter Events Team
  • Work on Content Creation/Graphic Design
  • Contribute to the Commuter Connection Blog/Newsletter, the Pulse, and Swinging Bridge Magazine
  • Public Speakers

If any of these things sounds interesting to you, OR if you have any other ideas that could help us improve the commuter experience at Messiah please contact Justin Stimpson at js1775@messiah.edu

AROMA Free Ice Cream Social

A Revolution of Missional Athletes (AROMA) will be holding its annual reception this Sunday in the Larsen Student Union at 8 pm. Come out and support your friends and learn more about what AROMA is doing around the world and in our backyard. This is a great opportunity to support our student athletes and learn more about what AROMA is. There will be video highlights, testimonies, ice cream, worship, and fellowship.
What: AROMA Reception and ice cream social
Where: Larsen Student Union
When: Sunday October 18th @ 8 pm
Who: YOU!!
Why: To share what God is doing in the world through sports ministry and discover how you can be the AROMA of Christ!!

New Sustainability Office Bike Shop!

7 Second Version:
• Bike shop in front of Sustainability Office
• Wednesday nights from 7pm-9pm
• Bring us your bikes…Having problems with your bike? Don’t know where to go or how to fix it? Now you don’t have to worry! We will help and show you how to fix your own bike! The Sustainability Office is sponsoring a bike shop right here on campus! The shop will provide students and faculty with the opportunity to treat their bike with care. Chain rusty? We will fix it. Brakes need tightened? We will fix it. Tires need pumped? We will fill them with air. The shop will be open this first semester in October on Wednesday nights from 7pm-9pm located in Eisenhower right in front of the Sustainability office. We also want to hear from students about what times would work best. If it’s Wednesday nights, then great! If you have any more questions feel free to email us at tn1172@messiah.edu. We look forward to seeing you there!

Mandatory Active Shooter Training for First Years

Any questions regarding this may be directed to Lisa Snyder at Ext. 2080 or LSnyder@messiah.edu

Over the past several years, there has been a notable increase in violence on school campuses across the country. As experts analyze these tragic events, it is apparent that colleges need to do more, not only taking steps in an attempt to prevent the event from occurring, but training students and staff on procedures that are needed to survive an active shooter on our campus.

In today’s world, believing that it could never happen on our campus is unrealistic. Do you know what you would do if there was an active shooter on campus? How would you respond? In general, how you respond to an active shooter will dictate the circumstances of the encounter.

Messiah College is committed to the safety of our students, faculty and employees, and has worked hard to offer ongoing training for our campus. To be certain that everyone in our community is aware of the College’s protocols during an active shooter situation, we want to share with you our active shooter response. This information, as well as other helpful safety information, can be found on the Department of Safety’s website.

There are three basic actions you can take—you must decide quickly which is best for your individual situation.

• If you are able to leave the area or building without placing yourself or others in danger, exit as quickly as possible.
• Leave quickly and quietly, keeping your hands visible when you exit.
• NEVER sound the fire alarm in a non-fire emergency situation.
• When you get to safety, call 911 and report the incident.

• If it is safer to shelter in place, close, lock and barricade the door if possible.
• Turn off the lights, close any windows and blinds, and remain quiet.
• Hide from view and take cover behind heavy items that may provide protection.
• Silence your phone, but leave it turned on to receive text alerts. (Are you signed up for text alerts? See instructions to sign up now.)
• Call 911 if you can without compromising your location or safety.
• When the police arrive, keep your arms up, your hands visible, and follow the officer’s instructions.

• If you are in an imminent life-threatening situation, you may find it necessary to fight to save your life. This is a personal decision and it may not agree with your faith or other beliefs. You must decide if you are able and willing to take this step.
• If you choose to fight, overpower the subject with a group of people if possible.
• Utilize any objects available as a weapon—this may be a chair, letter opener, scissors, fire extinguisher, or laptop to strike or stab the subject.
• If it is possible to restrain the subject, hold and bind with tape, belts, or computer or electrical cords. Secure the subject’s weapon if you can safely do so.
• Escape or leave the area if possible.
• Call 911 when you are safe and able.

To be sure that all Messiah College students receive appropriate education, Department of Safety personnel will provide active shooter training for first-year students on the following dates and times:

Tuesday, Oct. 27: 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m., Hostetter Chapel Sanctuary

Wednesday, Oct. 28: 2-2:50 p.m., 5-5:50 p.m., 7-7:50 p.m., Hostetter Chapel Sanctuary

Thursday, Oct. 29: 3-3:50 p.m., 7-7:50 p.m., Frey 110

This training is mandatory for all first-year students.

Thank you for your attention to this important information and for your diligence in helping to keep Messiah’s campus safe.

Bull Riding!

YEE-HAW! You’ve all wanted to give a mechanical bull a whirl… now you can! On October 20 from 6-9 p.m. SAB Special Activities will host a Mechanical Bull Riding Competition in the Larsen Student Union. SGA President, Jonathan Fuller challenges 19 other contestants for the longest bull ride.

Come feast on a candy buffet and cheer for your friends as 20 Messiah bull riders compete for the grand prize: $100 gift card to Texas Roadhouse!
Following the competition will be a chance for anyone to line up and ride. So come join us for a fun-filled night!

THINK YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO RIDE THE BULL? Sign up at the Larsen Student Union second floor reception desk (4:30 p.m.-1 a.m.) by October 16 for your chance to compete. The contestants will be posted outside the office on the 17th!

Happy Riding!

Bob Woodward


One of America’s preeminent investigative reporters and nonfiction authors, Bob Woodward, will be speaking at Messiah College on Tuesday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Parmer Hall of the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performance. Mr. Woodward has worked for The Washington Post since 1971 as a reporter and is currently an associate editor there. As a young reporter in 1972, Woodward was teamed up with Carl Bernstein. The two did much, but not all, of the original news reporting of the Watergate scandal that led to numerous government investigations and the eventual resignation of President Richard Nixon. Gene Roberts, former managing editor of The New York Times, has called the work of Woodward and Bernstein “maybe the single greatest reporting effort of all time.”

Woodward has authored or coauthored 16 nonfiction books in the last 36 years. All 16 have been national best-sellers and 12 of them have been #1 national nonfiction best-sellers — more #1 national nonfiction best-sellers than any contemporary author. General admission tickets are $25. Student tickets (with ID) are $10. To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or visit messiah.edu/tickets.

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