Rain, Go Away

Howdy Commuter fam,

I hope you are doing well and staying dry. But today the sun is shining and the tank is clean! #nemo #alwaysadisneykid

Commuter Liaison position is available! Please email commuterservices@mesiah.edu for more details.

Free Food Friday is October 5th!

 

Speaking of food…..

Come get FREE FOOD this Saturday, September 29th, at the Eyas Soccer Tailgate! We will be serving BBQ chicken and hot dogs behind the softball field in celebration of our Women’s and Men’s Soccer teams.

 

During the 2018-2019 academic year, Messiah College will explore how incarnating our mission as a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences in a rapidly changing and increasingly skeptical cultural context contributes to the common good of church and society-a common good rooted in a Christ-centered commitment to the dignity, welfare and human flourishing of all our neighbors. The Office of the President is sponsoring a lecture series devoted to this exploration. Andy Babyak’s lecture, “Working for the Common Good: Individual Fulfillment and Social Well-Being” will take place on Tuesday evening, October 9th at 7:00 pm in Hostetter Chapel. The lecture will be 30 minutes and followed by a Q and A  session.

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School of the Arts Invasion Day

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LAST CALL – Fall Break Trip Applications!

Are you already looking forward to Fall Break? We are too! This is the LAST WEEK to apply for a Fall Break Service-Learning Trip. We still have a number of spots to fill and don’t want you to miss out on the incredible opportunity of fellowship and service! This year’s trip locations and issue areas include:

  • Catholic Charities (Baltimore, MD) Provide disaster relief and promote poverty reduction. Volunteers assist with meal programs, after school tutoring programs, and immigration assistance programs.
  • Priority 1 Ministries (Bronx, NY) Engage with impoverished and hunger-stricken communities in the greater NYC area through serving at the World Vision storehouse and in after school tutoring programs.
  • Steinbruck Center (Washington, D.C.) Collaborate directly with the homeless, interfaith community, policy makers, advocates, and social service practitioners and providers to address the root causes of homelessness and urban poverty.
  • Urban Tree Connection & PA State Park System (Local & Philadelphia, PA) In collaboration with the Office of Sustainability, participants will seek to explore the interconnectedness of social and environmental issues, in both an urban and rural setting.

For more information about our location partners visit: https://www.messiah.edu/info/22541/national_service_partners To apply, visit: https://intercultural.messiah.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10069. Applications are due on Friday, September 28th! Participants are placed on a first come, first serve basis. Cost: $30 (includes food, transportation, & accommodations, etc.) If you have any questions, comments or concerns we’d love to hear from you. Email servicetrips@messiah.edu or stop in the Agape Center!

 

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Volunteer for Homecoming 2018!

The 2018 Homecoming Committee is seeking out volunteers for this year’s festivities, and we want YOU to come and be a part of the excitement on October 20th! Volunteer opportunities include the Falcon Fun Run, Live Color 5k, and Lil Falcon Zone. There are plenty of ways for everyone to get involved…AND all volunteers will receive a special t- shirt as a thank you gift from us! Please email Charmaine Tan at ct1234@messiah.edu with your name and email for more information. We would love your help making this year’s Homecoming a huge success! Thanks! Your 2018 Homecoming Committee

 

Second Week Back

Hello! Hopefully we have begun to get into the swing of the new school year and feel as though you have found your “niche”. Here are some other great opportunities for you to take advantage of as Messiah College students, along with some announcements about our Commuter Community.

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Into the City 

Atlanta Oct. 10-13, 2018

Apply online at messiah.edu/itc.

Applications due at 5 pm Sept. 26.

SAB is hiring a Cultural Engagement Rep!

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Koinonia 

Have you ever wanted to be a part of a small group where you can tackle tough questions, talk about life, study the Bible or other books? Well, look no further,  because Koinonia Smal Group Ministry is open for sign ups! Koinonia offers an opportunity to get to know other students while growing your relationship with God. Koinonia also offers various events throughout the year for members and leaders of small groups to attend.

Movie on the Green

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Powerhouse

This Thursday, September 13th, Powerhouse will be held in Hostetter @8:30pm not Parmer. Our very own, Jordan Dietrich (original Commuter Council member) will be playing drums! We hope to see you all there.

Peanut Allergy

Please remember once again that the Commuter Lounge is a nut-free space due to severe allergies. Nuts of any kind are not permitted.

 

Commuter of the Month!!!

Dakota Kelso

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Junior majoring in Social Work and minoring in Business Commutes from the beautiful Bumble Bee Hollow Community

One of my favorite things to do on campus is hang out by the breeches or partake in shenanigans with my wonderful roommates.

One thing I love about commuting is being a part of multiple communities which gives me the ability to meet more people!

Fun Fact: I have one of the biggest mouths on campus….really, it’s hard to miss me.

Cheers and Changes

Welcome back, Messiah Commuters!

So excited to see you all again for a new school year and I already have lots of announcements. :)

 

Please note that nuts are NOT allowed in the lounge this year as a student has a severe allergy to nuts of ANY kind. Screen-Shot-2018-01-27-at-3.00.38-PM

 

 

 

 

 

Lockers

Make sure you email commuterservices@messiah.edu if you want a locker for this coming school year. Either I (Cate Cutting) or Sheryl Scaramuzzino will get back to you with your assignments.

 

Commuter Fun Night

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Self Defense Classes

Officer Liz Williams with the Dept. of Safety is going to be holding S.A.F.E. training at the Connection in Fry Residence room A3, these are self defense classes for all female students.

These will be Tuesday the 11th, 18th, and 25th,  from 7-9pm

 

Drop/Add/Withdraw Dates

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Time for a Chapel Series!

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