Archive for 2013

July 25, 2013

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about  these things.
Philippians 4:8 (NRSV)


Bradley Genevro, associate professor of music, was just recently appointed as the new conductor and artistic director of the Philadelphia Wind Symphony. The Philadelphia Wind Symphony is an adult wind symphony for high-quality players who share a common goal of engaging the community by bringing the best literature and performances of the band and wind ensemble tradition to Center City Philadelphia. He will begin his first full season with them this coming fall.

Messiah 411

Library to extend hours week of July 29 

The Library will be extending its hours in the evenings July 29-Aug. 2. The Library will be open Monday-Thursday evenings until 9 p.m.

Important information for students arriving on campus early

An early arrival is defined as any returning student who is returning to campus to live before Sunday, Sept. 1. Students are only to return early for a college related reason.  

If you plan to sponsor students for early arrival, please email the following details to by Friday, Aug. 2: student name, housing assignment (if you know it) and date of return. The earliest students may return this year is Monday, Aug. 19, but we ask that you bring your students back as late as possible. Please note that the meal plan for returning students will not be active until Saturday, Aug. 31 at lunch. If you need meal cards for the students you are bringing back early, please make those arrangements through the Falcon Exchange. 

There is no charge for students to stay on campus. However, any additions or changes received between Monday, Aug. 5 – Friday, Aug. 16 will be charged $10/person and between Saturday, Aug. 17 – Saturday, Aug. 31 any changes or additions will be $25/person. Please feel free to contact housing at ext.  5239 with any questions.

Fire safety reminders for children

Kids are never too young to learn about fire safety. Sparky the Fire Dog has an online learning page found at that contains games, cartoons, crafts and more. And for fire safety in the kitchen, parents and children both can enjoy this link.


For rent: 

Apartments — Near Grantham. Two-or-three bedroom apartments available immediately. Contact Dale Fogelsanger at or 717-623-0735.

For sale: 

Sweet corn — $4 per dozen, $3 for 10 or more dozen. Variety: “Incredible”-yellow and “Temptation”-bicolor. No sprays used. Fresh-picked in the morning and brought to campus by noon. If interested, please email or call 717-476-1291. Feel free to pass the information along to family and friends.

Kymco People 50cc scooter — White, 2005 People, two- cylinder scooter. The scooter has a top speed of 45 miles-per-hour, does not require a special motorcycle license and only has 3,500 miles. The scooter has been driven from home to Messiah College and around the Dillsburg/Mechanicsburg area. The scooter is in like-new condition. Asking $1,200. Please contact or for more information.

Timber-Bilt Green Turbo tube slide — Available to purchase in either one or two sections. $250 for both sections. Contact or call 717-645-8589 for pictures or questions.