Spring Break is Coming!

SAB Openings!

The Student Activities Board is now accepting applications for Executive Positions for the 2016-2017 school year!

We have openings for the following positions:
Cultural Engagement/Vice President
Graphic Design
Lost Films
Student Talent

Applications and brief job descriptions can be found at http://www.messiah.edu/homepage/1759/sab_faqs

Applications are due to messiahsabpresident@gmail.com by March 6th. You then may be contacted to set up an interview in the weeks following Spring Break.

We can’t wait to hear from you!
The Student Activities Board

Contact Sara Bretz (president) at messiahsabpresident@gmail.com with any questions.

Loss Support Group

Have you lost a loved one? Would you like a place where you can find support as you process the loss? The Engle Center will be offering a 6-week Grief Support Group to those that have experienced the loss of a loved one and who are looking for encouragement, connection, and community.

An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 1 at 5:30pm in the Engle Center Conference Room. You will meet with the counselor who will be facilitating the group and learn more information about what the group will entail.

Have questions? Contact Stacy Masshardt EngleIntern1@messiah.edu

Intercollegiate Women’s Golf Team

The Messiah College Athletics Department, in conjunction with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC), are continually looking for additional opportunities for students to participate in intercollegiate athletics at the NCAA Division III level. The purpose of this email is to gauge preliminary interest of the female student body at Messiah College regarding the sport of Women’s Golf.

If you have interest in Women’s Golf, please email me (JCole@messiah.edu) with your name and a brief paragraph of your background in the sport (e.g., novice, played in high school, participated in tournaments).

This is only a preliminary inquiry into the interest level of intercollegiate Women’s Golf at Messiah College. If you have interest, please respond by March 4th.

Loft Bouldering Competition!

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The Loft Team is hosting its annual Spring Semester Bouldering Competition. Starting THIS WEEK, you will have all semester to compete against friends and claim the highly esteemed title of 2016 MC Bouldering Champion!

Open every Monday through Thursday, the Bouldering Competition is a fun, encouraging competition that continues all semester. That means, come climb when you have the time! Each week, new routes will be set so you have the ongoing chance to rack up your total points! Climb them fast though, because as new routes go up, the old ones may have to come down!

At the end of the academic year, the points will be tallied, and the prizes and fame will be bestowed upon the victors in a grand ceremony. There will be four categories this semester: Youth, Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert. (Note: this competition is open to all Messiah College staff, faculty, students, and family members). Once you sign up, your name will be added to a roster, and you will be able to start checking off routes as you get around to completing them. Show up when you can, and climb hard to win the prize!

All you have to do:
1. Have a desire to train and boulder in Messiah’s own climbing wall
2. Pay $2 to a Loft Team member before the end of March to enter into the competition
3. Come climb when you have the time (until finals have come upon us, that is).

Not interested in competing?!? Well, that’s fine! The Climbing wall is always open Mon, Wed, and Thurs from 4:15-6:15 and Tues from 8-10 pm. You do not need to be in the competition to enjoy this great opportunity to climb, have fun, and reach new heights.

Go climb, and have a fun time!


Oscar Party!


Come watch the 88th Academy Awards with Messiah Film Society on Sunday in Parmer Cinema!

Red Carpet Coverage begins at 7 PM and the official ceremony starts at 8:30.

Dress in your red carpet attire and join us! All are welcome and admission is free.




The Student Activities Board presents the first dance of the semester on Friday, February 26th. That’s THIS Friday, in the Union, from 8 PM – 12 AM. And it’s absolutely free.

Come celebrate diversity and try some delicious foods from around the globe. The dance will be DJ-ed by some of your favorite student DJs and will feature music from not only the U.S., but other countries represented at Messiah College.

It’s going to be a good night and we would love to see you there!

5 Second Version:

1st SAB Dance
This Friday
8 PM-12 AM

For any questions, comments or concerns, contact the Dances Executive, Ashley Burkett, at sabdances@gmail.com.


Student Chaplain Team

Messiah friends!

The current Student Chaplain Team is in the midst of choosing a new team to serve for the next school year. We read applications and conducted interviews, and NOW we need YOUR help!

THIS SUNDAY (Feb. 28th), we will be hosting a preaching/worship forum in KLINE 120 at 6pm! You will have the opportunity to hear brief sermons from our candidates for Student Body and Preaching chaplain, as well as enter into a time of musical worship with our Worship chaplain candidates. We hope you can be there to support your fellow students, and please BRING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH INTERNET ACCESS (smart phone, tablet, laptop) to fill out a short feedback survey on the candidates after the event.

We greatly appreciate your willingness to help make this hugely important decision, and we will be thanking you at the event with a MILK AND COOKIES BREAK! The current team will be spending part of our weekend baking hundreds of HOMEMADE COOKIES just for you to enjoy (there’s even a gluten-free option!).

So, please come to the forum to be filled with the Spirit and delicious baked goods! See you there!

With love,
— The Student Chaplain Team

SAB Lost Films Presents: Creed


Hold on- one more week until spring break!


Happy 3rd Week Of Classes!

Multicultural Council Dance!


Homecoming Committee Openings

Save the date for Homecoming 2016, which will take place October 14-15, 2016! If you love Messiah and want the opportunity to plan one of 65+ events that take place during Homecoming, then consider joining the 2016 Homecoming Committee!

We are currently looking for student leaders and volunteers who are excited to celebrate tradition and instill pride in all members of the Messiah College community through participating in one of the following leadership roles:

• Homecoming Committee Co-Chair
• Lil’ Falcon Zone Committee Chair
• Lil’ Falcon Zone Committee Co-Chair
• Spirit Committee Chair
• Spirit Committee Co-Chair
• Volunteer & Recruitment Committee Chair
• Volunteer & Recruitment Committee Co-Chair
• Homecoming Court Co-Chair
• General Committee Member/Volunteer

If you’re interested, please fill out the attached application and return it via email to homecoming@messiah.edu or through campus mail to the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations (Suite 3023).

Applications are due March 4th; however we will continue to receive and review applications until all vacancies are filled.

Photo Scavenger Hunt!

Looking for a fun Friday night with your friends? Look no further!!!! This Friday, February 19th at 7:30pm will be an after-hours Photo Scavenger Hunt in the library. Gather a team of 3-4 people and meet at Murray. Each team will be given clues to find and then students will take photos at each clue location. Winning teams will be awarded FABULOUS prizes! Enjoy some competition and snacks. This event is free! Hope to see you there.

Orvieto Trip Informational Meeting

Interested in Studying Abroad in Italy?
Want to brush up on your Italian?
Do you like free pizza?Come to the Gordon Orvieto Program Info Session on Thursday, February 18th at 5:00-6:00pm in the Union-Larsen 237 to learn more about this amazing opportunity!Spend a semester surrounded by infamous architecture and the exciting traditions of Italy! Come hear former participants describe their experiences in one of the most dramatic cities of Italy. The Gordon in Orvieto Program “hopes to foster in our students an attitude of responsive looking and listening for signs of new life in the traditions inhabited by artists, poets, saints, and mystics of the past, especially those of pre-modern Europe in Italy.” Orvieto has a “landscape of pre-modern Italy, populated by saints, mystics, artists, and poets”, which provide students with the opportunity to connect their faith to the historic arts in order to shape a humane future in the arts. Throughout the semester, there will be plenty of excursions—coordinated with course topics—to Florence, Rome, Assisi, and other towns and sites of cultural and religious importance or natural beauty.If you are interested in studying abroad in Orvieto or are simply curious and want to learn more, this student info session is for you! There will be a Q&A time as well as FREE PIZZA (so why not?)! See you there!Quick Version
Gordon: Orvieto Italy Program Student Information Session
Date: Thursday, February 18th
Time: 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Location: Larsen 237For more information about this program visit www.gordon.edu/orvieto.
Questions? Contact the Intercultural Office at intercultural@messiah.edu or Emily Price at ep1244@messiah.edu

Coloring Night!


 Election Survey

With presidential elections rapidly approaching, Human Rights Awareness of the Agape Center is looking for feedback to get a feel of what political topics students are most interested in being more informed about.

Please fill out this quick survey and be entered to win a $25 Visa gift card!


If you have any further questions please contact us at humanrights@messiah.edu!

Microsoft Pizza with Professionals

What: Pizza with Professionals with Microsoft (interactive Skype session with alum Andy Palmer, who is Microsoft’s Senior Recruiting Manager!)
When: Friday, February 19th, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110)RSVP: http://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_38m91xxRHfV6kGF

SAB Lost Films Presents: Mockingjay Part 2



Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love Run

Interested in a Spring Break Service Trip?! We’ve got you covered!

Here’s where we’ll be going:
Full Trips March 5-13: $50
Praying Pelican- Miami, FL
WorkFest- Mt. Vernon, KY
Priority One- New York, NY
Partial Trips March 5-8: $30
Syracuse Rescue Mission- Syracuse, NY
Fellowship House- Camden, NJ
Leader Application Due Feb. 15
Participant Application Due Feb. 17
http://goo.gl/forms/oL59OLijcaDon’t miss an amazing opportunity to partner with outstanding organizations across the country, get to know new people with the same passion for service, and explore a new place!Want more information? Join us in Frey 150 at 9:30pm on Tuesday 2/9!

Check your mailboxes!

Due to textbook orders and Valentine’s Day approaching, we are asking all students to please check your mail at least twice a day for the rest of this week.  Since this is our busiest week of the year, we typically receive more packages than we have locker space for.  By picking up your packages in a timely manner, you help us to empty locker space that we need to keep packages moving.

Please be reminded that items smaller than 3 x 5 will not be distributed as this is the minimum size for any mail item.  More than ten cards need to be in numerical order by unit number and banded together for distribution.  Any candy must be securely attached to avoid being lost.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Black Student Union Event!

We want to let you know about an opportunity to participate in the Black Student Union’s annual event, Celebrating Black Diversity! This event will be held on Friday, February 19th from 7pm-9pm in the Larsen Student Union.

Celebrating Black Diversity is an opportunity to celebrate Black History Month and to learn more about a huge part of our nation’s history. This event will feature a full meal, special performances, and fun facts about Black History Month.

We are looking for student talent for this event. This includes but is not limited to singing, playing an instrument, spoken word/poetry, or dancing. We ask that performances pertain to the African diaspora, or themes along the lines of freedom or diversity.
If you have a talent you would like to share and are interested in participating in this event, send an email to Meadjean Placide at mp1294@messiah.edu. You must include your name, song selection, and type of performance. Limited spots are available!

10-Second Version:
– Black Student Union presents Celebrating Black Diversity: food, fellowship, and talent!
– Friday, February 19th, 7pm-9pm in the Larsen Student Union
– Looking for student talent: singing, playing an instrument, dancing, poetry, etc.
– If interested, send an email to Meadjean Placide at mp1294@messiah.edu

Coffeehouse auditions!

Happy Spring Semester!

Live in Harrisburg? There’s a FREE Shuttle!

We hope each of you had a great j-term and we welcome back students and friends from abroad! We look forward to servicing your shuttle needs from Grantham to Harrisburg this spring semester. You can find an updated schedule at the link below:


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the hbgintern@messiah.edu or kwilliams2@messiah.edu

Have a wonderful spring semester! We look forward to seeing you on board!

Spring Drop/Add dates

Spring Term Dates

Spring Semester Chapels:

To All Grantham Students:

Some of you have been traveling abroad. Some of you are joining our community for the very first time. Some have taken some much-needed time off, and some have not left Grantham’s snowy shores. Wherever your journey has led over the past months, we are so excited to be back together for the Spring 2016 semester. We have a whole semester full of chapel programming designed to continue to encourage you and challenge you in the with-God life. Below are a few highlights:

Tuesday Morning Highlights (9:45-10:30 am):

1.      Attention First-Year Students! A brief series of chapel talks titled the Wittlinger Series has been developed for all first-year students to explore important topics. First-years are to gather in Parmer Hall for the following chapels:

Ø  Tuesday, Feb 9 – Holiness (Dr. Stephen Gallaher)

Ø  Tuesday, Feb 16 – Reconciliation (Dr. Emerson Powery)

2.      Campus Pastor Don Opitz will lead students through a series in the book of Philippians each Tuesday morning during the month of February in Brubaker.

Thursday Morning Highlights (9:45-10:30 am):

1.      The first wave of small group chapels begins on February 4. Don’t forget to register! Visit our website for information and a link to register.

2.      Kairos and Salt & Light will continue to take turns giving leadership to the large Thursday morning chapel gatherings in Brubaker.

*Kairos begins the rotation on February 4.

Tuesday Evening Highlights (7:00-7:45 pm in Hostetter Chapel):

1.      For one week only, February 10, Tuesday evening chapel will be held on Wednesday evening to give us opportunity to observe Ash Wednesday and explore ways we can deepen our faith during the Lenten season.

** So no evening chapel on February 9 but come out on February 10 instead, same time and place.

2.      Our final Tuesday evening chapel – April 26 – is set aside to recognize and commission students who are serving over the summer at camps, in various domestic urban settings, and in locations around the world.

Quick Reminders:

·         All full-time, undergraduate students are required to attend 14 chapels per semester. (Of course, we hope you’ll attend more!)

·         Corrections are no longer offered at any point, for any reason. (So please remember your ID!)

·         Students must submit a new Chapel Attendance Petition to the College Ministries office each semester to be considered for an exemption.

DJs Wanted!

The Student Activities Board would like to invite anyone who is interested in DJing for their events to an informational meeting scheduled on Wednesday, February 10th at 5:30 PM in the SAB Office! The SAB Office is located on the second floor of the Larsen Student Union. Anyone with any level of experience is welcome to attend.

We look forward to meeting with you!

For any questions or concerns, please reach out to Ashley Burkett, Dances executive, at sabdances@gmail.com.

Messiah Bike Shop

Seven Second Version:
• Bike shop in front of Sustainability Office
• Wednesday night 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.

We 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!

See Children of Eden FREE!

The Department of Theatre and Dance is looking for ushers for the musical Children of Eden. Students who usher the performances will be able to see the show that night for free! The show runs for the next two weekends with performances Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoon. There is a sign-up sheet in the theatre hallway in Climenhega. Ushers will need to arrive 45 minutes before the start of the show and will need to wear a white shirt with black pants or skirt. If you have any questions, contact ts1304@messiah.edu.

Collaboratory Pizza Fundraiser

**5-second version: Do you enjoy Little Caesar’s pizza? Do you need a quick, inexpensive dinner for your friends or family? Order a pizza kit and support the Collaboratory water purification team’s mission trip to Mexico!

Looking for a pre-made, quick and inexpensive dinner for your apartment? What about a fun, family dinner after a long day of work? Or are you just obsessed with Little Caesar’s and can’t get enough? Then we have a solution for you!

We, the Village Water Ozonation System team within the Collaboratory, will be traveling to Oaxaca, Mexico in May 2016. We are delivering our water purification system to a small community of 500 families who are in need of drinkable water. However, we need your help and we would like to give you a yummy reward in return!

There will be fundraising forms all across campus (housing, academic buildings, library and ECC) for the Little Caesar’s pizza kits where you can sign up to order your kits. You can also either order online using Fundraiser ID: 311131 at (http://www.pizzakit.com/fundraising-products?shop=1&f=311131&s=179688), or you can email me your order at (gc1185@messiah.edu). There is a variety of pizza kits to choose from, ranging from $16-$24, and contains all the ingredients to make three family-sized pizzas. There are also three different kinds of cookie dough kits costing $16 and each kit can make two sets of 24 cookies – YUM!

Orders and payment are due by February 24!  (Please make checks payable to Michelle Lockwood and mail payment to Michelle Lockwood – Suite 3034.)

Orders will arrive on Thursday, March 3rd. We will have a table set up in the project space (basement) of Frey (Frey 070) from 2:30-5pm.

Thank you for your support and prayer; it means so much to us, as well as the people of Oaxaca!

On-Campus Job Opportunities!

The Campus Events department has a number of job openings for the spring semester. If you are interested in working 6 to 8 (sometimes 10) hours a week, please follow the link below to apply. The amount of hours will depend on the specific job.


The Campus Events department is the custodial department so you will be cleaning. We have a variety of jobs and times available; something to fit every schedule. Once your application is received you will be contacted and sent a list of current openings for you to choose your preference(s).

If you have any questions please email Denise Blackley at dblackley@messiah.edu.

Showing of “Paper Tigers”

The Messiah College Teacher Education Program and MCEA, invite you to join us for a limited-engagement screening of Paper Tigers, a powerful documentary film about trauma-informed education, that we are hosting in Parmer Cinema on February 17, from 7:00-9:30 PM. Discussion of the film will follow.

Paper Tigers explores the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACES) and toxic stress on struggling teens. The film follows a year in the life of Lincoln High Alternative School in Walla Walla, Washington. After radically changing its approach to disciplining students, Lincoln High School saw a dramatic turnaround in everything from the number of fights to test scores to graduation rates. The school has become a promising model of how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affect families through the practice of trauma-informed educational strategies and is a testament to what the latest research on childhood adversity is proving: that one caring adult can change the trajectory of a young person’s life.

We have chosen to host the screening because our students and graduates are increasingly encountering children and adolescents who have experienced trauma and who need a different approach to education in order to be successful.

Everyone is invited to attend the free showing.

View the trailer: www.papertigersmovie.com.

SAB Lost Films Presents: The Martian

Have great semester! You got this!

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