Archive for 2017

September 21, 2017

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.

Proverbs 17:22



Dr. Eric Rawson, professor of exercise science and chair of the Department of health, Nutrition and Exercise Science had “Selected In-Season Nutritional Strategies to Enhance Recovery for Team Sport Athletes: A Practical Overview” published in Sports Medicine in July 2017.


Dr. David Hazen is the newest addition to the Department of Education this year. He earned his Ed. D. from Walden University in Teacher Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction and will be teaching Educational Psychology, Instructional Design and Assessment for Middle and Secondary Grades, and Social Studies: Climate, Curriculum, and Instruction. David grew up in a small town in Wisconsin and is a Green Bay Packers football fan. He thoroughly enjoys exploring the outdoors; the Rocky Mountains in the west, especially the Bitterroot and Salt River Ranges of Montana and Wyoming, are his favorite places to travel. When he is not teaching, you can probably find David at one of his three sons’ sporting events, fly fishing, hiking or reading one of his favorite history books (1776, Truman, or Morning on Horseback by David McCullough). He is grateful to the Lord for bringing him to Messiah College in order to teach others and learn from them.


Jadu training sessions

Jadu training sessions and open door hours for the fall semester are available for employees and work studies to register for online. Please visit to learn more and to register. Please contact Ramona via email: for more information.

Teacher education scholarship reception today

TODAY: Thursday, Sept. 21, 4-5 p.m., Howe Atrium

Join us in honoring and celebrating the 2017-18 Teacher Education Program and Ernest L. Boyer Center Scholarship Award Winners: Kelsey Bechtel, Phoebe Cook, Jennifer Sayre, Robert Lyon and Hannah Eckstrom. We hope you will attend.

Homecoming volunteers needed

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is in need of employee volunteers to serve at registration for Homecoming 2017. Volunteers are needed in one to two-hour time slots on Sat., Oct. 21 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. If you are interested and available to serve in this capacity, please contact Ashley Sider at with your availability for that day by Fri., Sept. 29. We look forward to serving with you!

Messiah College Department of Theatre and Dance presents: Kindertransport


Written by Diane Samuels

Directed by Clair Myers

A modern classic about one woman’s struggle to come to terms with her past – brutally separated from her German Jewish parents at the age of 9 and brought to England with the promise of a new life. This play examines the life, during World War II and afterwards, of a kindertransport child. Though fictitious, it is based upon many real kindertransport stories.

“Kindertransport” is a play written from the heart, calling to the heart. In opening our hearts together and probing the invisible parts of our psyches, personal and collective, we can experience imaginatively what we fear, what hurts and what we yearn to be healed.” – Diane Samuels, Author

Oct. 5-7, 8 p.m.

Oct. 8, 3 p.m.

Poorman Black Box Theater, Climenhaga Building



$7—MC students (w/ID), MC employees (w/ID), youth (under 18) and seniors (65+)

Tickets can be purchased online at or by phone at 717-691-6036. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. *Please note that this production contains mature language, which may not be suitable for all audiences.*

Movie on the green

Human Resources is once again partnering with Student Involvement and Leadership Programs to host an outdoor movie event. Disney’s “Moana” will be showing on a 40′ tall screen on Fri., Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. on the Eisenhower lawn. Coinciding with Family Weekend, this event is open to all employees and their families as well as students and their families. There will be face painting for children and great concession food! All proceeds from the evening will go to the Houston Food Bank for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.


For rent:

Townhouse available for rent just off campus. This is a nicely decorated and ready to move in 2 bedroom, 1 bath townhouse. 1150 sq feet of finished space. Wood laminate flooring (Oak on first level, Cherry on second level) and includes a finished and carpeted basement. Up to date appliances and window treatments are included. It is located in walking distance of the college. If interested, please contact Les Weiand (


A Mechanicsburg family is in need of a mature, male student to be a mentor for a thirteen-year-old (8th grade) boy with high-functioning autism. Must be able to provide some transportation to activities and be willing to do outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing and bike riding. Four hours per week to start, $60 plus funds for gas. Please contact Ursula Pelton-Harris at