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Messiah’s Experiential Learning Initiative (ELI) featured in Huffington Post

August 20th, 2015

thursday 064Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, PA, has developed the Experiential Learning Initiative (ELI), which requires students to not only complete experiential learning but also to reflect and translate their experience into transferable skills.

At Messiah, experiential learning can take the form of internships, service learning, off-campus programs, leadership experiences or undergraduate research, but all of the options ask students to reflect about the experience in a way that directly relates to a future career. From their reflection, students then produce a “deliverable” that will help communicate their skills to potential employers after graduation, such as a resume, portfolio or website.”

Read the entire story, “Why a College is Using PR Terminology for Student Success.”

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Messiah College students slide into the Guinness World Record books for a second time

May 20th, 2015

Oslipnsliden May 2, 2015, the Night Razors attempted their second Guinness World Record–the longest distance traveled on a Slip n’ Slide in one hour! They unofficially broke the record (pending official Guinness verification) by traveling 33.38 miles in one hour!

Read “New world record? 66 people travel 33 miles on Denver slip-and-slide in 1 hour”

Read “Messiah College students unofficially slide past world record to benefit organ donation”

Watch “World Record attempt raises funds for charity”

Watch “Temple student sets world record”

Read “Messiah College group aims to break world’s slip n’ slide record on Saturday”

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Messiah College Programming Team Wins First Place in Mid-Atlantic Region Contest

November 24th, 2014

Congratulations to Falcons I, the Messiah College Programming Team of Nathan Chaney (’15, Computer and Information Science and Engineering), Zach Felix (’14, Mathematics), and Marcus Upton (’15, Engineering), for winning first place in the Mid-Atlantic Region Programming Contest of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), held Nov. 1 2014 at Radford University. The team is coached by Dr. Scott Weaver and Jason Long (’03, Computer Science). Read the rest of this entry »

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The Pulse’s Ally Coonradt attends Antares rocket launch and explosion

October 31st, 2014

On Oct. 9, The Pulse’s (Messiah’s student-run media) social media manager Ally Coonradt was selected for media credentials to attend the launch of the Orbital Science Corporation’s Antares rocket launch at Wallops Island on Virginia’s east shore. She was the only attendee who was a member of college media.

Read The Pulse’s “Unmanned NASA rocket explodes during takeoff”
(This link also includes firsthand video captured from the media viewing area.)

View a visual tour through “Grounded: The Antares rocket crash”

(Photo courtesy of The Pulse)

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Junior Christina McIntyre featured on MSNBC’s “Women in Politics”

October 20th, 2014

Christina McIntyre, a junior double majoring in politics and sustainability studies, is featured on MSNBC’s “Women in Politics.” She is recognized as a leader making a difference not only through key issues on campus, but in bridging the gender gap in politics. Read the rest of this entry »

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abc27 joins archeological history students as they seek to solve a 250-year-old mystery

October 9th, 2014

Messiah College history professor Dr. David Pettegrew and his archeological history students seek to solve a 250-year-old mystery. Read the rest of this entry »

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Alexandra Burris ’15 honored for academic excellence during Oxford semester

August 7th, 2014

Senior psychology major/French minor Alexandra Burris ’15 is among a small group of students awarded a de Jager prize for exceptional academic performance during her Scholars’ Semester in Oxford. Burris’ academic performance during the 2014 spring semester earned the de Jager—administered by Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford—which recognizes students who demonstrate outstanding application and ability of their educational experience.

“Since I had visiting student status, I could go pretty much anywhere in the university, including in the Bodleian Library, which is a really rare opportunity,” noted Burris about her Oxford experience. “I also got to study one-on-one with university professors, which was an incredible honor. The depth of insight they provided was amazing.”

Burris is Messiah’s fourth student to receive the de Jager prize since its founding in 2013. She joins alums Jessica Barnett ’13, Kaitlyn Kulp ’14 and Nate Van Wyck ’13.

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Scott Kerstetter ‘17 awarded Department of Defense SMART Scholarship

August 7th, 2014

Engineering student Scott Kerstetter ‘17 has received a SMART Scholarship from the research and development branch of the Department of Defense (DOD). The benefits of the scholarship include payment of all college expenses, a cash stipend for living expenses, summer internships at DOD facilities and a guaranteed job after college.

The SMART program provides the opportunity for college students to be hired by a DOD site; Kerstetter will work at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md., one of the largest DOD facilities. He will do testing for the Army in the communications/electronics sector.

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Evan Shirey ‘14 awarded Paxton Ministries Frey Service Award

July 9th, 2014

Messiah College student Evan Shirey ‘14 was one of three Frey Service Award Recipients recognized by Paxton Ministries. Recipients demonstrate a Christ-centered life, sacrificial spirit, heart of compassion and history of service over time. Shirey began volunteering with Paxton as a sophomore and helped Paxton by cleaning, leading activities and befriending the residents. He also participated in and recruited volunteers for Best Buddies, a program that pairs residents with a one-on-one connection.

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Student Joel Bauman ’15 finishes third in national online vocal competition

June 16th, 2014

Joel Bauman ’15, music education major, finished third in the musical theater category of an online vocal competition run by music publisher Hal Leonard.

Watch Bauman’s winning submission.

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