Welcome Back!

We’re glad you’re back!

Welcome back to spring semester! We hope you’ve had a great winter/jterm break, we will be praying for you as you head into this next set of classes. If you have any questions about commuter services throughout the semester, you can visit our website here or email commuterservices@messiah.edu. Have an awesome semester!

Souper Bowl Party!

This Sunday, Feb. 5 join SAB to celebrate what some call “America’s favorite holiday!” It’s SUPER BOWL SUNDAY! Our “Souper Bowl” event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Union where you can sample a variety of different soups, along with corn bread and drinks. Also, you can submit your game prediction for a chance to win a $50 Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card! At 6:30 p.m. the Atlanta Falcons will take on the New England Patriots in America’s 51st Super Bowl game! So party with us for a night of football, great commercials, and your favorite soups! Hope to see you there!


Fitness Classes Available!

To all students…
Weekly fitness classes begin soon! This spring, there will be yoga, Pilates, Zumba and resistance band classes offered on campus. Cost is $20 for an eight- week class. Register at the Larsen Student Union 2nd floor Reception Counter today!

Group exercise classes Sp' 17

Concert Album Release Party!


Kate Aldrich Tickets

Kate Aldrich performs at Messiah College, Saturday, February 4, 2017, 8:00pm, Parmer Hall.

Hailed by the San Francisco Sentinel as “the Carmen of this Generation,” Ms. Aldrich has performed the title role of Bizet’s opera to much critical acclaim in theatres from the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Bavarian State Opera Munich, Zurich Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, l’Arena di Verona, Choregie d’Orange, Opera de Lyon, Korea National Opera, Baden-Baden, NCPA in Beijing, New York City Opera, Vancouver, Detroit, Portland, and Pittsburgh Opera.

Known for her vast repertoire and strong acting abilities, Ms. Aldrich made her professional debut at l’Arena di Verona in
2000 in the role of Preziosilla in “La Forza del Destino,” and since then has performed roles ranging from Niklausse in “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” (Opera Bastille, Paris) and Nerone in “l’Incoronazione di Poppea” (Theatre de Liceu), to Adalgisa in “Norma” (Metropolitan Opera, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro Regio di Torino, Opera de Montreal, Vancouver Opera), Elisabetta in Maria Stuarda (Teatro Massimo di Palermo, San Diego Opera) and Rosina in “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” (Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Sao Carlos, Lisbon); from Sesto in “La Clemenza di Tito” (Teatro Real de Madrid, the Estates Theatre Prague, Opera Marseille, and Innsbrucker Festwochen) and Romeo in “I Capuleti e i Montecchi” (Caramoor Festival) to Oktavian in “Der Rosenkavalier” (l’Opera de Marseille) and Marguerite in “la Damnation de Faust” (Opera de Lyon), and from Ascanio in “Ben venuto Cellini” (the Salzburg Festival), and Charlotte in “Werther” (Teatro Regio di Torino, Opera de Lyon).

More information visit: [http://www. messiah.edu/tickets]www. messiah.edu/tickets

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe!



Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to present “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” opening this Thursday night in Miller Theater.

A dramatic retelling of C.S. Lewis’ classic tale, this play follows four children as they journey to a magical realm where they participate in a life and death struggle for the control of Narnia against an evil witch. It is a heroic tale of love, faith, courage, and self-sacrifice that showcases the triumph of good over evil.

Tickets for opening night are buy one, get one free! Students are strongly encouraged to reserve their tickets now, as all performances are selling fast.

“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” runs February 2-5 and 9-12. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances are at 7pm and Sunday matinees are at 3pm. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office, by phone at 717-691-6036, online at www.messiah.edu/tickets, or at the door as available.

Usher Opportunity!

Ushers are needed for “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” which debuts this weekend in Miller Theater. Students who volunteer to usher will also get to see the show for free!

A sign-up sheet is available on the callboard located in the theatre hallway in Climenhaga basement. There are 4 usher positions available for each performance, and they will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Show dates and times as follows:
February 2nd—4th & 9th—11th at 7pm
February 5th & 12th at 3pm

Ushers should arrive promptly one hour before show-time, dressed presentably in black and white, and be ready to greet and assist patrons.

Sign up today, and join us as we venture to Narnia!

Apply for Student Senate!

Are you wondering what Student Senate is all about?
Are you looking to get involved?
Apply for Student Senate!!!

Senators are responsible for initiating conversation and proposing solutions for the betterment of our student body.

This is an excellent opportunity to build your understanding of our legislative branch within student government, work towards real solutions on campus, and broaden your perspective of what goes into the operation of an institution like Messiah College.

Serve on one of the following committees:
– Education
– Operations
– Finance and Organizations
– Social Concerns

*Applications due FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2017 (An info night will be held on Feb. 1 for all SGA. More information to come on this closer to the date.)

Sustainability Conference at Messiah


Interested in sustainability?
Want to meet like-minded college students and learn more about different areas of sustainability?

You’re in luck!

Registration for the 2017 GreenAllies Conference is open! This year’s conference is being held right here at Messiah College and registration is FREE!
The conference will be held on Saturday, February 11th from 10 AM to 3 PM and will include speakers from across the country, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities geared towards young environmental leaders.

To register for the conference and learn more information, visit our sign up form here: https://docs.google.com/a/messiah.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeLgt2D99jeAFQ9RX4NSdlffiA6iw9V0rQ_6E0MUgbZZor-eg/viewform

Quick Info:
What: GreenAllies Conference, presented in partnership with Messiah College
When: February 11th, 2017, 10am-3pm (registration begins at 9 am)

We hope to see you there!

Campus Events Positions Open!

The Campus Events Department is in need of student workers for spring semester. We are the custodial department on campus with positions available in the residence halls as well as the buildings in the central part of campus. These jobs are available at different times of the day and night so we should have something that would fit most schedules.

If you are in need of some extra money this semester please use the link below to apply today –


Any questions may be directed to Denise Blackley at dblackley@messiah.edu

Cookies and Community Service!

Cookies & Community 2017

Want to get connected this semester and serve your community? How about some free cookies & cocoa?

Agape Center Outreach will be hosting Cookies & Community Service this Thursday, February 2nd from 5:00-7:00 pm in Eisenhower Commons. Stop by during this time and learn about all of the amazing service opportunities available! Our staff and community partners will be there to answer any questions you may have.

Free desserts and hot chocolate will available for everyone who attends! See you there!

Questions? Contact outreach@messiah.edu or stop by the Agape Center!

Auditions for The Shaughraun!

The Department of Theatre and Dance invites you to be in an Irish comedy!

Set against the secret Fenian Uprising in Ireland in 1866, “The Shaughraun” is the comic masterpiece of Ireland’s undisputed master of melodrama. Desperate forbidden passions! Damsels in distress! Swashbuckling swordplay! Mustached villains! And a charismatic hero! All conspire for a delightful Irish romp!

Actors wishing to audition are asked to prepare two comic monologues, one of which is from Irish theatre. For walk-ins, monologues will be provided.

General auditions will be held on Monday, February 6th, 6:30pm—8:30pm in Poorman Blackbox Theater in Climenhaga Building. Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, February 7th, 6:30pm—8:30pm. Actors can sign-up for a 5 minute audition time slot on the call board located in the theatre hallway in Climenhaga basement. A character list and synopsis will also be posted.

Performances will be March 30th-April 2nd & April 6th-9th in Miller Theater. 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.

Any questions about these auditions can be directed to: Ed Cohn, ECohn@messiah.edu

First Year Chapels

Peace, holiness, and reconciliation are biblical themes that should matter to all Christians. They’re also part of Messiah College’s distinctive religious heritage and ethos. A brief series of chapel talks has been developed for all First-Year Students to explore these important topics.

Tuesday, February 7 @ 9:45am – Dr. Emerson Powery – Reconciliation
Tuesday, February 14 @ 9:45am – Dr. George Pickens – Peacemaking

All chapels will be held in Parmer Hall, High Center.

FREE: SAB Lost Films Presents: Doctor Strange

FREE! FREE! FREE! Lost Films are now free for students! Come out each weekend this spring for a free movie! Films are shown Fridays at 6 and 9 and Saturdays at 3, 6, and 9. The price for guests will remain $4.00.


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