Archive for 2016

March 24, 2016

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

John 11:25-26 NRSV


Please celebrate the March publication of a new article on the use of a mindfulness group to help counseling students in Counselor Education and Supervision by Graduate Counseling Program Senior Lecturer Lynn Bohecker. This article was the result of a study using grounded theory methodology and can be located by using the following citation: Bohecker, L, Vereen, L.G., Wells, P. C., Wathen, C. C. (2016). A Mindfulness Experiential Small Group to Help Students Tolerate Ambiguity. Journal of Counselor Education and Supervision, 55(1), 16-30


Angela Hare has accepted our invitation to serve as dean of the School of Science, Engineering and Health, effective immediately. Angela joined the Messiah College community in 1996 and has graciously served as professor of mathematics, chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, and most recently as interim dean of the School of Science, Engineering and Health. She is well-positioned to provide ongoing leadership to the School and the College. Please join me in congratulating Angela in this new role! Randall Basinger, provost


Effective May 31, David Vader will be stepping down as director of the Collaboratory for strategic partnerships and applied research. He will always remain a co-founder of this distinctive organization within the College that has grown under his leadership of 20 years to be a flagship model in Christian higher education of transforming lives and increasing hope through multidisciplinary academic partnerships with the poor and marginalized throughout the world. The work of the Collaboratory will continue, probably without missing a beat, because of the strong shared leadership foundation David has modeled with his staff and students. David’s current plans are to continue as professor of engineering in his department. The campus community will miss David’s entrepreneurial leadership and is immensely grateful for his sacrificial service for many years.


Open enrollment for preschool 2016-2017

The Early Learning Center is pleased to announce our open enrollment for 2016-2017. We have full-day and half-day programs available to the Messiah College community and the community at large. We continually strive to use developmentally appropriate goals for young children as well as children’s interests as a framework for planning the educational program and assessing children’s progress in all aspects of the social-emotional, cognitive, spiritual and physical foundations necessary for later school success.

The Early Learning Center utilizes the Project Approach as a key component of its curriculum. This inquiry-based approach allows children and teachers to engage in in-depth investigations of a topic or idea worth studying, resulting in the strengthening of academic skills and intellectual dispositions in an authentic manner. Children are viewed as capable, competent, curious and creative members of the classroom community. Interested parties please call the administrative assistant at 717-796-5043 or email for further questions or to schedule a tour of the center. You can also visit and complete an online enrollment form.

Author Edward Baldwin to Speak

Join the Department of Education on Monday, April  4 in Parmer Cinema, Boyer Hall to hear Edward Baldwin, literary author of urban-education based novels including “Learnt” and “Parent Plots, Teacher Tales, & Student Stories” and “Victims of Shakespeare”. Edward will be having an interactive discussion from 2-4pm. Everyone is welcome to join.


For sale:

2005 Ford F150 Supercab FX4 truck: great shape runs well, 4WD, inspected to October 2016, new transmission less than 10,000 miles, mileage 241,000, new battery, and rhino liner. Photos available upon request. Asking $7,900. Call or text Lori Zimmerman at 717-713-1133.