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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