Archive for 2020

October 1

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 3:28


Congrats to Dr. Mindy Smith on her recently published article, “An Intervention to Support Collegiate Student-Athletes in the transition to Meaningful Lifetime Physical Activity” in Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology.…/4/1/article-p75.xml. Mindy is an assistant professor in applied health science in the health, nutrition and exercise department and director of student wellness.


Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week (Sept. 28 – Oct. 2) is the annual celebration of the freedom to read. It spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. At Messiah’s Murray Library, we support our community’s freedom to read.

Starting Monday, Sept. 28, Murray Library is offering a fun matching game of quotes from classic, frequently challenged books. Match the quote to the book and submit your answers by Oct. 2 for a chance to win a free Cafe Diem drink. The dropbox is located right inside the entrance of the library.

Follow the library on social media to see the library staff’s favorite banned/challenged books! Facebook and Instagram: MUMurrayLibrary

“Antigone” opens Thursday, Oct. 1

Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to open our 2020-2021 Season with “Antigone,” which premieres Thursday, Oct. 1 and runs throughout the week to Wednesday, Oct. 7. Performances will be free and available for viewing on the Messiah Livestream!

Written by Sophocles
Directed by Katie Anne Phykitt and Daniel Inouye

Brothers Polyneices and Eteocles died at each other’s sword. The newly appointed King Creon praises Eteocles as worthy of a burial with military honors but deems Polyneices a traitor to his country and decrees he shall be left unburied. Antigone is a fierce battle of wills between Antigone, who believes in loyalty to family and honor to the divine, and Creon, who believes in loyalty to the state and honor to the law. Antigone was written in roughly 441 BC, but its themes of fervent activism, feminism, political dissent, and justice make this play so relevant, it could have been written yesterday. This production places the action of the story in the present day and uses a modern lens to view an ancient story.

Performances are Oct. 1-3 & 5-7 at 8 p.m., and Oct. 4 at 3 p.m.

For access to this live streamed event, just visit us online at to step into the theatre and enjoy the show. You can also follow us on social media to get more behind the scenes information on our cast and the production!

* Please note that this production contains some mature content (reference to suicide) and may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised. *

COVID Chronicles

Murray Library invites all students, faculty, and staff to create and submit a short video (5 minutes or less) to be included in Covid Chronicles @Messiah, in Mosaic (our institutional repository).  Please create a video response to the question “What would you like people in the future to know about what life is like during this pandemic?”

All entries will be included in a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card.  Please enter your submission using this form: by Oct. 11.

Murray Library’s October Newsletter

There is a lot happening in Murray during October. See what our exhibits are, meet our director in the Staff Spotlight, find out about submitting a video to the Covid Chronicles, and check out our services, resources, and more! View our newsletter here.


Job opportunity

Messiah Press and Postal Services has an opening for a full-time postal services clerk and campus courier. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Dan Campbell, post office supervisor at

The Department of Facility Services has full-time openings for campus events workers, first shift. For additional information and to apply, please visit one of the following links:
1st Shift –
1st Shift, Residence Hall –
Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, campus events assistant manager at

For rent

House for rent in Grantham. 3-4 bedroom, 1.5 bath half house at 810 Grantham Rd, Mechanicsburg, available Nov. 1. Dale Fogelsanger,, 717-623-0735