Possible Snow Storm!

Safe Winter Driving Tips

There is snow in the forecast for Friday into Saturday! Here are some tips to get you safely to and from Messiah. Remember that if you don’t feel comfortable driving you can always email your professor. Stay safe! (And cross your fingers for a snow day)

  1. Clear snow and ice from all windows and lights – even the hood and roof- before driving.
  2. Leave plenty of room for stopping.
  3. Pay attention don’t try to out drive the conditions. …
  4. Know the current road conditions. …
  5. Use brakes carefully. …
  6. Bridge decks freeze first.

Read more here http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/highway/departments/snowice/safewinterdrivingtips.aspx

Netherlands Cross-Cultural Meeting!

7pm, Thursday, January 21, 2016, Boyer 130

Informational meeting about J-term 2017 Netherlands cross-cultural
Meet one of the Dutch professors and hear about this excellent program. Of interest to all majors.

On this cross-cultural, you will meet students from Netherlands, Korea, Romania, and Canada all joining together at Ede Christian University for this 3-week program. The town of Ede, in beautiful central Holland is just 90 minutes by train from Amsterdam. Rent bicycles to ride around town just like a native. Stay with Dutch students, learn about culture, visit Dutch cities, museums, and businesses. Ede Christian University has partnered with Messiah College since 1995. You may have seen or met the 15 Dutch students here right now for J-term.

Campus Store Clearance Sale

Starting Monday, January 18th-24th at the Campus Store, clearance items will be an additional 25% off already reduced prices! Also, there will be a selection of items that will be 25% off the original price. Come check out the bargains!

Calling Writers for Collab position!

The Marketing team of the Collaboratory is looking for a new, writing-inclined member. The Collab offers a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in your field while also serving the Lord through multi-disciplinary projects.

This team member would be responsible for:
· writing articles for our bi-annual newsletter
· weekly articles for online news
· editing publications put out by the Collaboratory
· updating the styleguide as needed
· attending meetings with Messiah College’s Marketing and Communications department and College Press
· other things as needed

Internship credit is available if desired upon registering with the Career Center (1 credit hour).
By demonstrating regular involvement and dedication within the Collaboratory, the team member would also be eligible to receive chapel credit through College Ministries and service learning credit through the Agape Center.

We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible! Please contact Rachel Peters at collabmarketing@messiah.edu if you are interested.

Falcon Feud!


Do you love Family Feud, free food, and gift cards? Then Falcon Feud is the event for you!

Come to the Union on Thursday, January 21st from 7-10 p.m. to watch 8 teams of Messiah students battle it out for the grand prize of $250!

Registration to participate as a team is officially closed, but audience participation is encouraged as individuals in attendance will have the chance to win gift cards throughout the evening!

Plus, there will be free food…and who doesn’t love cookies, popcorn, and other free snacks?

RSVP on Facebook by searching “Falcon Feud”. See you there!

:) The Pulse Team and SAB

The Tender Land Auditions

On February 8 and 9, the Department of Theatre and Dance will hold auditions for our spring production, THE TENDER LAND.
The Department of Theatre and Dance and Messiah’s Opera Workshop have joined forces to present our first ever opera, THE TENDER LAND. With music by Aaron Copland and libretto by Horace Everett, THE TENDER LAND revolves around the Moss family, living in a rural mid-western town just after the turn of the 20th century, and the graduation of their oldest daughter, Laurie. Laurie is unsure of her future in the world and what she will do after high school when two drifters happen upon the farm and excite in the girl dreams of a larger life.
General Auditions will be held on Monday, February 8 and Tuesday, February 9 from 7-10pm each evening in the Poorman Black Box Theatre in Climenhaga. Students may sign up for an audition slot in the theatre hallway in the basement of Climenhaga.
Those auditioning should prepare one art song or opera aria of your choice in any language. A pianist will be provided for your audition. You may bring your own pianist or sing a cappella if you prefer; however, please no recorded accompaniments. In opera auditions, the emphasis is placed on the quality of singing and the singer’s ability to communicate through sound and text. Please practice and prepare accordingly.Additional information, including roles, is attached.

Casting is open to all members of the academic community. Occasionally, guest actors will be employed. Any Messiah College student enrolled and in good academic standing as defined by the statement on satisfactory academic process in the student handbook is encouraged to audition. The Department of Theatre follows an Inclusive Casting Policy which means that casting is open to all actors regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, disability, or age. Exceptions to the Inclusive Casting Policy may be taken when specified by the director’s production concept. An exception to the Inclusive Casting Policy must be made when the dramatist’s stage directions regarding race, ethnicity, gender, disability, or age are both explicit and protected by the license to produce the play. Theatre majors who have declared the acting emphasis are required to audition for all department productions.


J-term and MLK week

Welcome back Commuters!

We are wishing you safe travels during these winter months and continually praying for you and your studies! Happy J-term!

Emergencies, Alerts, and Winter Weather Reminder!

Emergencies & Escort Services

For an ambulance, dial 9911. For urgent on-campus assistance, dial 6565. For the Department of Safety, dial 6005.  Among other things, the Department of Safety will escort you as needed from dusk to dawn. Emergency phones are available at various spots across campus.

Text Message Alert

Messiah College is committed to providing a safe learning, living, and working environment for students and employees and recognizes the importance of communicating quickly and effectively during an emergency situation.  While the College would utilize multiple communication outlets in an emergency situation, the widespread prevalence of cellular phones offer a means of communicating quickly and broadly to the campus population.

Students are asked to provide their cell phone numbers through a sign up in MC Square.  If you have additional questions concerning the Text Message Alert System, please go here.

Weather Related Closings

To find out if classes have been canceled due to inclement weather, call the Messiah College Emergency Hotline at 717.691.6084.


MLK Service Opportunities

On Monday, January 18th classes will be canceled in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s life and legacy of service, leadership and reconciliation. Sign-ups to serve on several projects in Harrisburg schools are limited and will be taken on a first come, first served basis. To sign up click here:  http://agapecenter-2016messiahmlkday.partnershipplanners.org/volunteer/

Plan to pack your own lunch, wear clothes you won’t mind getting dirty (painting, cleaning, etc.) and meet at Larsen Student Union at 8 AM. We will return to campus by 3 PM. You won’t want to miss this great day of service!

MLK Events:

Speakers, Concert, and Film!

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Special B-Sides!

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Don’t forget! FAFSA by MARCH 1st

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J-Term Chapels

We want to make you aware of several chapel options that will be available for students on campus for J-Term. See details below:

·         Thursday, January 14, at 7 pm in Parmer Hall – Vespers

·         Tuesday, January 19, at 10:30 am in Brubaker – MLK Jr. Chapel with special guest Carolyn McKinstry (*classes will release students for this time)

·        Tuesday, January 19, at 7:00pm in Hostetter Chapel MLK Jr. Chapel with special guest Carolyn McKinstry

·         Thursday, January 21, at 7 pm in Parmer Hall – Vespers

Please consider taking the time to participate in these meaningful services as you establish your J-Term rhythms.

Hoverboards Banned on Campus

Hoverboard Policy:
Due to concerns regarding fire safety and operator safety raised by the National Fire Protection Agency and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (which has logged 28 fires in 19 states to date), the college is banning hoverboards on campus. This decision was made after research and consultation with the college’s insurance carrier. This means that hoverboards are not permitted in any campus building, including residence halls and their use on campus roads, sidewalks, parking lots and surrounding athletic fields is prohibited. The term “hoverboards” includes but is not limited to self-balancing scooters, battery or gas operated scooters, hands-free segways & electric powered skateboards. We feel this policy is necessary to keep our campus safe in light of the numerous safety issues that have been raised surrounding these devices. Thank you for your support in this important safety matter. – – Kathie Shafer, crisis controller

Ping Pong Tournament!

Hey Ping Pong Players!

Rec. Sports will be hosting our highly-anticipated J-Term ping pong tournament for all students, faculty, and staff. The tournament will be held on Monday, January 18th (MLK Day) at 6:00 pm in the Fish Bowl.

If you think you can handle the spotlight, please register online at imleagues.com and submit a $1 registration fee to the Rec. Sports Office (Student Union #201) by Sunday, January 17th.

If you haven’t registered for any Rec. Sports this year, please, follow the instructions found under the “How to Register” tab on the Messiah Rec. Sports website :http://www.messiah.edu/offices/student_affairs/rec_sports/how_to_reg.html

Hope to see you all there!
Rec Sports

Volunteers Needed! Free Ice Cream!

Do you love kids, ice cream and fun? Are you planning to be on campus over J-Term break? Then this opportunity is perfect for you!
Volunteers are needed to assist with the Lil’ Falcon Zone during the upcoming alumni Gym and Pool Night, which will be held on Friday, January 29 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Be creative with face painting, coloring and games as children of our alumni arrive for a full evening of fun! Volunteers will also receive a Messiah College t-shirt and free, unlimited, ice cream for their time.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Shardé Hardy in the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations by January 22 at shardy@messiah.edu or ext. 2490.

Kyle Ketelsen Concert


Tickets are now on sale for Kyle Ketelsen, internationally acclaimed operatic Bass-Baritone. He will present his recital on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016, 8 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Messiah College Ticket Office or www.messiah.edu/tickets.

Internationally acclaimed bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen, accompanied by Myra Huang of the New York City Opera Company, will present a recital on Saturday, January 23rd at 8 pm in Parmer Hall, Messiah College.

Mr. Ketelsen has performed at many of the world’s leading opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Minnesota Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, New York City Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Pacific, Royal Opera House, Glimmerglass Festival, Michigan Opera Theatre, De Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam, Hamburg State Opera, Madison Opera, Washington National Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Teatro Carlo Felice, and Teatro Real in Madrid.

In his recital, Mr. Ketelsen will present works by Duparc, Gounod, Massenet, Mozart, Ravel, Saint-Saëns, and Tchaikovsky, as well as a group of songs made famous by Frank Sinatra and others, such as “Fly Me To The Moon”, “Night and Day” and “I get a kick out of you”.

In addition to his recital, Mr. Ketelsen will work with some of our most talented voice majors in a voice master class on Sunday, January 24th (3 – 5 pm) in the High Foundation Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

Netherlands Info Session for next J-term

Informational meeting about January 2017 Netherlands Cross-Cultural.
Thursday, January 21, Boyer 130
Meet one of the Dutch professors and hear about this excellent program. Of interest to all majors.

You will meet students from the Netherlands, Korea, Canada, and Romania by joining this J-term program at Ede Christian University, 90 minutes by train from Amsterdam. in beautiful central Holland. Rent bicycles to ride around town just like a native. Learn about culture, visit Dutch cities, museums and businesses, and take an excursion to Belgium. Ede Christian University has partnered with Messiah College since 1995. You may have seen or met the 15 Dutch students here right now for J-term

SAB Lost Films Presents: SELMA

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Enjoy your one class and get rest for the semester ahead!