One Week Until Thanksgiving!

2016 American Democracy Lecture

The Center for Public Humanities and the Department of History invite you to attend the 2016 American Democracy Lecture with Earl Lewis. Dr. Lewis will deliver his lecture this Thursday, November 17th at 7:15 pm in Parmer Hall. Free tickets are available at the Messiah ticket office. See details below.


SAB Lost Films Presents: Captain Fantastic





The Weekend is Almost Here!


Join us as we endeavor to “keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace”.

In light of a challenging political season, Messiah College Ministries warmly invites all students and employees to a service of reflection and worship in the Hostetter Chapel tonight Thursday, November 10th at 5:00 PM. Together we will hear the comforting words of Scripture, pray together in silent and corporate ways for our community and our nation, and sing Biblical truths that provide encouragement and hope.

NF Concert

Join us November 12th at 8pm for our Fall concert featuring NF!

Fresh off of his “Therapy Sessions” tour, NF will be making a stop at Messiah College for a night jam-packed with rap and hip hop music!

Link to NF:

$5 for Students w/ID
$15 for General Admission

Location: Brubaker Auditorium at Messiah College

Doors open at 7pm
Show starts at 8pm

Tickets available at the Messiah College Ticket Office, online or at the door


Studying abroad but want to be an RA?

Are you studying abroad in the Spring but have an interest in being an RA for 2017-2018 Academic Year? You are able to go through the application process!

If this is you, please email us at by noon on Friday, November 11, 2016. We will forward all necessary application materials and instructions Monday, November 14th to all interested candidates. Your application is due by Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Interviews will take place before the end of the Fall 2016 semester.

If you have further questions email

Dave Downey
Director of Residence Life

SAB Dance Festival

Move over Coachella because Messiah’s next big dance is here and we’re gonna have a festival! Grab your best glow-in-the-dark gear and get ready for some EDM! The dance is on Nov. 11th from 8pm-12am in the Union, get psyched!

Ski and Ride Club Trip

The Ski & Ride club is planning to organize a trip to Killington Mountain, VT. again this year during J-Term Break, and it’s time to sign up! We stay in a cabin at a camp in Vermont about 30 minutes away and ski/snowboard for 2 days. We are limited to 25-30 people, but that was not a problem last year. We cannot promise a total trip cost right now, as that completely depends on how many people come, but it should be less than $175 per person, including 2 lift tickets, 3 nights of lodging, transportation, and food for the weekend. Last year, it ended up being quite a bit cheaper than this but there are a lot of variables.

Because we plan to stay in the cabin, we need to reserve it soon, while it is still available. I would like a commitment from people by this Friday (11th), and that would include an $80 deposit so that we can reserve lodging. Tell your friends!

Looking forward to it! It should be an awesome trip again.
Contact Austin Kratz to reserve a spot on the trip or if you have any questions in regards to the trip. Thanks!

Austin Kratz
Ski & Ride President

Poetry Night

All these falling leaves making you feel moody and poetic? Need a night of relaxing food and writing? Want to hang out with your favorite tutors?

Thursday, November 10th, 7pm, South Side Cafe – the Writing Center will be hosting a poetry night with FOOD and a contest! We will spend time writing together and then whoever wants a sweet prize can volunteer to read their poetry out loud. The winner will be chosen through crowd participation.

This event will be held in collaboration with the Peregrine, Messiah’s Literary Journal. If your piece gets picked by the crowd, you will get published in the Peregrine! The prompt this year is “flash fiction” – meaning any poetry/prose that’s short and sweet. Come with something pre-written or write with us there!

Basically: food, poetry, 7pm, November 10th, South Side Cafe.

Let’s write!

The Writing Center Tutors

Hershey Bears Game!

What better way to celebrate the upcoming winter season than going to a Hershey Bears Ice Hockey Game with your fellow Messiah students! The Bears are scheduled to play the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at the Giant Center on Saturday the 19th. Additionally, every student who goes on the Excursion will be entered to win 2 Hershey Park tickets for the upcoming 2017 season. Questions? Feel free to email me at

When: November 19th // Meeting at Eisenhower circle at 5:30pm and returning to campus by 10pm
Price: $15
Sign up: at the Union desk starting tomorrow 11/10 at 4pm (cash only)

Jordan Carr ’18
Student Activities Board


SAB Lost Films Presents: Cafe Society








It’s November!

Spring Registration

Hello!  The Fall semester is going fast!  Here are a few important updates from Student Financial Services in reference to Spring Course Registration.

First, spring course registration begins on the following dates:

·         Nov 7 – Seniors

·         Nov 9 – Juniors

·         Nov 11 – Sophomores

·         Nov 15 – First-Year students

(Please note:  While registration begins on the above dates, you can register for courses up to the first day of spring classes).

Second, please be aware that there are certain circumstances that can prevent you from registering for your spring courses.  These circumstances are as follows:

1.       If you have a “BO Unpaid Balance” hold for fall semester:   In the past few weeks counselors from Student Financial Services (SFS) have been contacting students with unpaid student account balances.  If you have a “BO Unpaid Balance” hold you will not be able to register for spring classes.  Please contact SFS at 717-766-2511, ext. 6004, or stop-in (Old Main 1st floor, next to Payroll. Mon – Fri, 8 am – 5 pm).  We will be happy to counsel you on the best options toward resolving your balance due.

2.       If you have not met with your academic advisor:   Advising started Oct 31.  All undergraduate students are required to meet with his/her academic advisor each semester regarding course registration for the upcoming semester.  Your advisor will release the registration hold during your meeting.

3.       If you have not completed the advisor evaluation:  Every undergraduate student must complete the advisor evaluation located at MCSquare, Academic Life tab, Registrar channel, Registration menu.

You can check your student account balance any time on MCSquare, Self-Service, Student Account, and Account Detail Listing.  Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.  We are here to assist you.

Student Financial Services Team:
Nance Grubb, Student Account Coordinator/Counselor, ext. 6004
Kristen Grey, Student Account Coordinator/Counselor, ext. 7135
Steve Gross, Student Account Coordinator/Counselor, ext. 7187
Cathy Poiesz, Director of Student Financial Services, ext. 7192

Apply for Seven

Are you looking for a summer job? Do you have a passion for music? Would you like to spend your summer performing and touring with a band, leading worship, and ministering to young people while cultivating your own faith? Messiah College Seven is looking for you!! 7 is a group of multi-talented musicians from Messiah College who have a heart for ministry, performance and creativity. They write, collaborate, perform concerts and lead worship with great enthusiasm and expertise. They represent a wonderful cross-section of the Messiah College community in very positive and significant ways.
Initial Auditions for SEVEN will take place on Sunday, November 13, 2016 beginning at 7:30pm in the High Center for Worship and Performing Arts, Room 128. To Schedule your audition, follow the link below:

For more information about the “7 Experience,” visit our Facebook page! If you have any questions please contact

Pool Closed

The pool will be closed until at least Monday, November 14 at noon to make some adjustments. Please check at on Monday morning for an update. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Dining for Dummies & Mocktails


Ever sat down at a table and wondered which glass of water is yours or which fork to use? You’re not alone!
Answer this question and many more by attending “Dining for Dummies.” This interactive dining experience will prepare you for numerous etiquette situations by walking through how to conduct yourself during a meal. All majors and class years are welcome! It’s easy; just register for the event, and enjoy your meal!
When: Wednesday, November 9th
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Where: Hostetter Chapel
Cost: FREE (All participants who register and fail to attend will be charged to their Messiah account for their unused meal)

Afterwards, network with Messiah Alumni at “Mocktails” a networking event hosted in the Oakes Museum. Meet with alumni to learn more about their experience as students, their professional careers, and potential job opportunities. A variety of occupations and career fields will be represented, so all students are encouraged to attend!
When: November 9th
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Register at Hostetter Chapel
Cost: FREE


Youth Choral Festival!

The Susquehanna Chorale and three of its educational choirs will present the Annual Youth Choral Festival on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 4:00 p.m. at the High Center.

The intergenerational event features performances by the more than 200 voices of the Susquehanna Children’s, Youth, and Young Women’s Chorales, as well as the Susquehanna Chorale.

Selections will include a varied repertoire from the traditional choral repertoire, art songs, and folk songs from around the world. The concert concludes with a special performance by the combined choirs of Mack Wilberg’s Anthem of Peace, under the direction of Linda Tedford, Founder and Artistic Director of the Susquehanna Chorale and Messiah College Director of Choral Activities.

The Susquehanna Chorale is ensemble-in-residence at Messiah College.
Discounted tickets are available to Messiah faculty and staff. Student tickets are $5. For tickets, call the box office at (717) 691-6036 or visit

Messiah College Choral Arts Society Auditions


The Choral Arts Society will be performing Handel’s Messiah on April 24, 2017 in Parmer Hall at Messiah College.

Auditions for this year’s ensemble will be held December 6, 2016 and January 3, 2017 at Messiah College. Please Contact Kelly Athey at or call 717-766-2511 x 3310 to schedule your audition.

Rehearsals for this years ensemble:
Messiah College Choral Arts Society rehearses on Tuesday evenings (7:15-9:30PM). Rehearsals will take place in the Martin Choral Rehearsal Hall, in the Calvin and Janet High Center, on Messiah College campus.

About the ensemble:
Messiah College Choral Arts Society, made up of 70 members from Messiah College and the greater Harrisburg community, was founded by Messiah music professor Earl “Prof” Miller in 1946. It was originally called the Alumni Oratorio Society. Later, the name was changed to the Grantham Oratorio Society to emphasize the community in which they participated. Earl Miller directed the choir for 22 years, followed by Messiah professors Ronald Sider, who led the group for 28 years, and Ronald Miller, the 1997 interim director. In 1998, the choir was renamed the Messiah College Choral Arts Society to reflect the group’s rich heritage with the college.

Apply for the Pulse!

Do you have an interest in media, web design, photography or music? Are you someone who loves keeping people connected and informed? Have you ever wanted to be a part of the student media on campus? Are you looking to develop your leadership skills and work with a team in a fun environment?

Then the Pulse is the place for you!

We are currently accepting applications for Assistant Student Director, Web Manager, Radio Manager and Audio-Visual Assistant. If you are interested, please visit for more information and application materials.

We look forward to hearing from you!
The Pulse Team

SAB Lost Films Presents: Morris From America

Showings are this Fri. at 6 and 9pm and Sat. At 3, 6, and 9pm. Tickets are $2 for students and $4 for guests!