Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Save the Date- Commuter Reception at Orchard Hill

All commuters are invited to a special time with President Phipps at Orchard Hill on April 13 from 4:00 – 5:30 for a reception with conversation and light appetizers and desserts. Email invitations will follow. Hope to see you there!

No campfires

Messiah College has received complaints from concerned neighbors that students are burning camp fires in the woods that border our campus and their property. These sites include areas off the Fitness Trail which winds through the woods behind our campus and near the ‘Back 40’ acres behind Mellinger apartments. In the very recent past, because of complaints from our neighbors, the Upper Allen Township Fire Marshall has inspected our campus and served us notice. We really wish to be good neighbors and ask all students, employees, and guests not to burn camp fires or bonfires, etc. To clarify – Messiah College prohibits unauthorized burning.

Because of our concerns for the safety of people, animals, our woodlands and because we want to be good neighbors – we will refer any violations of our fire safety policy to campus discipline. If the Fire Marshall and police are involved, there will be additional penalties as well. We don’t wish this for you! Thanks and wishing you a safe and healthy spring.

Roller Coasters & Careers!

Come learn more about the wide variety of professional career options within the amusement park industry and eat free pizza on Monday, March 21st from 11:30-12:30 in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110).

RSVP at http://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3EOdIu0TciWq6pL

Open Door Day

President Kim Phipps will host an “Open Door” Day on Friday, April 1, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to meet individually with students and employees on topics that are important to them. “Open Door” is an opportunity for you to speak with the President in her office on the second floor of Old Main. A sign-in sheet will be located in Old Main Room 206 on “Open Door” Day. Please call the President’s Office if you have any questions.

Coffee House this Sunday Night!


Registration Information

Summer and Fall 2016 registration is fast approaching! Registration information will be available online beginning Wednesday, March 23 (MCSquare, Academic Life Tab, Registrar Channel). Please be in contact with your academic advisor to schedule an appointment. Academic advising begins, Tuesday, March 29. You will be receiving a postcard via campus mail with more registration information.

IMPORTANT: The Registration Request worksheet will not be delivered to your campus mail box. This worksheet can be accessed on MCSquare, Academic Life Tab, Registrar Channel. We will be mailing a limited amount of hard copies of the forms to the academic departments for your advisors.

Questions can be emailed to registrar@messiah.edu or call ext. 6074.

Bollywood Night

Come and celebrate BollywoodNite! Please mark your calendars.
Date: Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
Location: Boyer 131
Time: 6:00-10:00PM

Bollywood (the Hindi language film industry based out of Mumbai, India) along with other regional Indian cinemas constitutes the largest film industry in the world. Appealing to audiences world-wide, its distinctive genres complete with music, costumes, and growing corporate muscle have made Bollywood the subject of much discussion and even research. Come join us for an evening of entertainment and discussion. Enjoy snacks and drinks from the Indian subcontinent.

This year we will be screening the movie Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (159 mins, 2013). Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is Indian coming-of-age romantic comedy film, directed by Ayan Mukerji and produced by Karan Johar. The film stars Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor in lead roles. Here is a synopsis: Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor) and Naina (Deepika Padukone) are just out of college and standing at the crossroads of their lives. Come and see how their lives intertwine starting out as friends and eventually falling in love. More details, including a trailer can be found at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2178470/?ref_=nv_sr_1

A useful introduction to Bollywood can be found in Tejaswini Ganti, Bollywood: A Guidebook to Popular Cinema, 2nd Edition (New York: Routledge, 2013). A copy of the first edition (2004) is available at Murray Library.

BollywoodNite is organized by the Office of Diversity Affairs.

See you on the 19th of April!

Inclusive Excellence Brown Bag Lunch

On March 18th, Angela Mclver, Executive Director of the Fair Housing Rights Center, will be presenting a lecture entitled: “Fair Housing: How I got Schooled.”

Please come join students and faculty with your own brown bag lunch for a fascinating presentation and discussion.

Date: Friday, March 18, 2016
Time: 12:00-1:00 P.M.
Location: Library Athenaeum

Angela McIver has served as the Executive Director of the Fair Housing Rights Center in Southeastern Pennsylvania since 2007. She has over 16 years of human service experience, specializing in community partnerships and coalitions affecting adults and youth. She is the co-founder of Women Cultivating Women, an organization that empowers girls and strengths intergenerational relationships among women. In addition to volunteering with several community organizations, Angela serves on the Montgomery County Advisory Council to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and on the Executive Committee for the Black Male Development Symposium. More details on Angela McIver can be found at http://wcc.isc76.org/speaker/angela-mciver/

Angela’s organization: http://fairhousingrights.org/

Additionally reading material on her mission: http://prospect.org/article/tickets-out-poverty-0

The Price is Right!



Ethiopia Cross-Cultural

Visit the land where legend is real, where 13th century King Lalibela carved monolithic-rock churches with the help of angels. Its ancient civilization, in the only African country never colonized, intersects with its contemporary culture. Spend time with hospitable, vibrant, and proud Ethiopians. Trek across mountainous terrain plowed by oxen for 3000 years to the Hudad lodge. Boat on Lake Tana to an island monastery. Examine recent economic and educational development and how it is changing lives in the contemporary village and the urban centers.

Come to find out more about this May 2017 Ethiopia Cross-Cultural Course.
Info sessions are on Tuesday, March 22 or Wednesday, March 23, from 7 to 8 pm, in Boyer 235.


History Club Movie Night!

Anyone looking for something to do this Friday? The History Club will be hosting a Movie Night this Friday, March 18th at 7pm at the Oakes Museum! Professor Wisnoski will be showing a Latin American film (TBA), and there will be free snack! Come enjoy a time of fellowship and fun with your club members! And don’t forget to invite your friends!!

SAB Lost Films Presents: Suffragette




Have a Fun and Safe Saint Patty’s Day!

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