MESSIAH COLLEGE NEWS



Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas to deliver keynote at Messiah College’s Spring Humanities Symposium
Humanities Symposium
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Feb. 10, 2017) — Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, professor of religion at Goucher College and leading voice in womanist theology, will deliver the keynote address “Stand Your Ground in the Legacy of Slavery” Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Parmer Hall in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. […]


Messiah College theatre department presents C.S. Lewis’s classic tale, “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe”
Theatre performances
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Jan. 26, 2017) — The Messiah College Department of Theatre and Dance presents C.S. Lewis’s classic tale, “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe,” dramatized by Joseph Robinette and directed by Messiah’s Associate Professor of Theatre Daniel Inouye. Show times are 7 p.m. Feb. 2-4 and 9-11, and 3 p.m. on Feb. 5 […]


Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward Larson speaks on Darwinism, human evolution and the supernatural soul
Lectures
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Jan. 23, 2017) — On Feb. 27, Dr. Edward J. Larson will present “Darwinism and the Victorian Soul” at 7 p.m. The lecture will be held in Hostetter Chapel. Dr. Larson, both a historian and legal scholar, offers a historical perspective on how scientists and others have accepted evolution without rejecting the idea […]


Pastor and Historian Dr. Monte Hampton presents his lecture “Science and Religion with a Southern Accent: Scripture, Science, and Southern Identity in the Shadow of the Civil War”
Lectures
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Jan. 23, 2017) — On March 22, Dr. Monte Hampton will present “Science and Religion with a Southern Accent: Scripture, Science, and Southern Identity in the Shadow of the Civil War” at 7 p.m. The lecture will be held in Hostetter Chapel. Dr. Hampton will discuss the Southern culture’s crisis about modernity as […]


Messiah College student ensembles present annual Christmas concert
Concerts
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Nov. 9, 2016) — Student ensembles from the Messiah College Department of Music will perform a Christmas concert Dec. 4. The concert will be held at 8 p.m. in Parmer Hall located in The Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. General admission tickets are $12, senior tickets are $6 […]


Messiah College Department of Theatre and Dance Presents “Blue Christmas” Dance Performance
Concerts
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Oct. 24, 2016) — On Nov. 17, Messiah College Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Blue Christmas”. The show begins at 6:30 p.m. in Poorman Black Box Theatre, located in Climenhaga Building. For this performance, dance students take the time and space to acknowledge the seasons of sadness that many encounter. Tickets […]


Social Historian Earl Lewis presents “History, Mental Health, and Humor: The Lingering Effects of Slavery and Race” at Messiah College
Lectures
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Oct. 24, 2016) — On Nov. 17, the Messiah College American Democracy Lecture, sponsored by the Center for Public Humanities and the Department of History, hosts Earl Lewis, president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He will present his lecture, “History, Mental Health, and Humor: The Lingering Effects of Slavery and Race.” His […]


Messiah College School of the Arts presents Fauré’s Requiem
Concerts
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Oct. 17, 2016) — On Nov. 11 at 8 p.m., the Messiah College School of the Arts will present a unique collaborative performance of Gabriel Fauré’s beautiful and comforting “Requiem.” Ensembles joining forces will include: Maestro Stuart Malina and the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, the Susquehanna Chorale, ensemble-in-residence at Messiah, along with the Messiah […]


Emmy Award-winning Producer Presents at Messiah College
Lectures
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Oct. 17, 2016) — Filmmaker Ken Burns will present “American Lives” at Messiah College on Nov. 15, 2016 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Parmer Hall, located in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. Tickets are $25 for general admission, and $10 for students. Tickets may be purchased by contacting […]


Messiah College theatre department presents “Radium Girls”
Theatre performances
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Oct. 12, 2016) — The Messiah College Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Radium Girls,” written by D.W. Gregory and directed by Elizabeth Angelozzi. Show times are 8 p.m. Nov. 10-12 and 17-19, and 3 p.m. Nov. 13 and 20. The performance will be held in Miller Theatre in the Climenhaga Building. Admission […]


Grammy Award winning jazz group Snarky Puppy to perform at Messiah College
Concerts
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Sept. 26, 2016) — Messiah College Department of Music presents the world-renowned jazz group, Snarky Puppy, as part of its Performing Art Series. The performance will be held on Friday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. in Parmer Hall, located in The Calvin and Janet High Center. Snarky Puppy specializes in sophisticated composition, harmonies […]


World-renowned chemist presents “The Big Bang, Stephen Hawking, and God” at Messiah College
Lectures
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Sept. 19, 2016) — On Friday, Oct. 7, Dr. Henry “Fritz” Schaefer, known globally for his scientific contributions to molecular quantum mechanics, will present a lecture titled, “The Big Bang, Stephen Hawking, and God,” discussing the relationship between science and religion. The event will take place in Messiah College’s Hostetter Chapel Sanctuary at […]


Messiah College theatre department presents “Eurydice”
Theatre performances
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Sept. 16, 2016) — The Messiah College Department of Theatre and Dance presents Sarah Ruhl’s production “Eurydice,” directed by Messiah’s Associate Professor of Theatre Daniel Inouye. Show times are Oct. 6-8 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 9 at 3 p.m. in the Climenhaga Building, Poorman Blackbox Theatre. Admission is $10 for adults and […]


Influential New York Times Columnist to Speak at Messiah College
Lectures
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Sept. 9, 2016) — On Sept. 27 at 7 p.m., Messiah College will host Ross Douthat, a New York Times columnist and author, in Parmer Hall, located in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. The title of Douthat’s presentation is “Christian Citizens in a Post-Christian Republic.” His presentation […]


Local firms support Messiah College’s bridge construction work in Latin America
Collaboratory
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (July 27, 2016) — A donation from NTM Engineering, Inc. of Dillsburg, Pa. enabled the construction of a bridge in Latin America through the Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research (the Collaboratory for short) at Messiah College. In the basement of the engineering building at Messiah College, a group of students labored […]


Messiah College receives grant to establish the Theology Institute for High School Youth project
Grants
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (July 8, 2016) — Messiah College has received a grant of $417,559 to establish the Messiah College Theology Institute for High School Youth project. It is part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s High School Youth Theology Institutes initiative, which seeks to encourage young people to explore theological traditions, ask questions about the moral dimensions […]


Messiah College partners with Zipcar to offer car-sharing on campus
New programs
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (March 15, 2016) — Messiah College today launched a new partnership with Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network. The convenient transportation option is now available at an affordable rate 24 hours-a-day/7 days-a-week for students, faculty and staff ages 18 and older, as well as members of the local community over the age […]


Grammy-nominated saxophonist joins Messiah College for jazz concert April 30
Concerts
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (March 9, 2016) — On Sat., April 30 from 8-10 p.m., Messiah College will host its Jazz Ensembles in Parmer Hall, in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. The concert will feature special guest Tim Warfield Jr., a Messiah College artist-in-residence and Grammy- nominated saxophonist. He will join […]


Messiah College Choral Arts Society to perform selections reflecting Jewish history and worship in April
Concerts
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (March 2, 2016)—The Messiah College Choral Arts Society, directed by award-winning conductor Linda L. Tedford, will perform two pieces addressing central themes in Jewish culture and history: “Chichester Psalms” by Leonard Bernstein, with choir, harp, organ and percussion, and “Holocaust Cantata” by Donald McCullough, featuring choir, cello and piano. The concert will be […]


Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds to perform April 23
Concerts
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (February 26, 2016) — On April 23, Messiah College Department of Music showcases its Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds at 8 p.m. in Parmer Hall, located in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. This concert features Messiah College’s Wind Ensemble, conducted by Bradley Genevro, Symphonic Winds conducted by […]


Messiah College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers to present concert on April 3
Concerts
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Feb. 23, 2016) — The Messiah College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, (Linda L. Tedford, conductor) will present a concert at Messiah College’s Parmer Hall in the High Center for Worship and Performing Arts on April 3, 2016 at 3 p.m. The choir’s 2016 tour, March 9-13, will take the 45-member group to […]


First place Opera Workshop performs “The Tender Land” April 7-9
Concerts
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Feb. 15, 2016) — Messiah’s Opera Workshop, winner of the 2014 National Opera Association opera production competition, joins the Department of Theatre and Dance and the Messiah College Symphony Orchestra for a fully-mounted production of “The Tender Land.” Performances are in Miller Theatre, located in the Climenhaga Building, at 8 p.m. on April […]


International touring group “Azaguno” to perform at Messiah College on March 18
Cultural Series
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Feb. 10, 2016) — Messiah College School of the Arts will host Azaguno: African Drum and Dance Ensemble on March 18. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Messiah College’s Parmer Hall, located in the High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. This multi-ethnic show will feature traditional African, African-American, Carribean and […]


Mark Samels, executive producer of PBS’s American Experience, to deliver keynote at Messiah College’s Spring Humanities Symposium
Humanities Symposium
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Feb. 3, 2016) — Mark Samels, executive producer of PBS’s American Experience, will deliver the keynote address “To Tell a True Story” Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in Parmer Hall in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. The lecture is sponsored by the Messiah College Center for Public […]


The Sider Institute to Host Annual Schrag Lecture March 17
Lectures
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Jan. 29, 2016) — The Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan Studies will hold its annual Schrag Lectures on March 17 at Messiah College. This year’s lecturer is Dr. Molly Worthen. She will deliver a lecture “The Curious History of the Christian Worldview: Theological Origins of the Culture Wars,” which will draw from […]