Archive for 2021

April 8

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.

John 17-4


Dr. Todd Goranson, professor of music, had an article on injury prevention published in Vandoren’s music publication, The WAVE. Titled “Simple Steps to Help Woodwind Students Avoid Injury,” the article details technique fundamentals as well as stretches, warm-ups and equipment adjustments that music educators can use to help their students avoid musculoskeletal and nerve entrapment injuries to the hands and wrists. This article appears in The WAVE: Volume 10: Issue 14.


On Thursday, April 15 at 9:30 a.m., Associate Professor David Owen will present his scholarly project, “Why It is Important for All of Us to Better Understand the Technology We Use Every Day” in fulfillment of the University Christian Faith and Academic Faith Vocation requirement. All educators are welcome to join remotely. Zoom link:


School of the Humanities summer academic camps

This summer, the School of the Humanities will hold two academic camps with a commuter option only.
The Young Filmmakers Workshop provides college-level filmmaking skills for students in rising grades 10-12. Students will leave with an understanding of how to be a writer, director, actor, cinematographer and editor. This camp is held on June 20 – 25. To learn more about this camp, visit the website at

The Young Writers Workshop provides college-level writing skills development for students in rising grades 9 – 12. The workshop offers intensive courses in creative writing taught by published faculty and writers, poetry readings and other activities. This year we are also offering an online version of the workshop that will be taught separately by one of our faculty members. Please check out the schedules for the two workshops which will be held on June 20 – 25. To learn more about our Young Writers Workshop, visit the website at

Both workshops offer scholarships. If you are interested in a scholarship, the application is on the website along with registration. Please keep in mind that you will need to have your application in by May 15.

Murray Library’s April 2021 newsletter

See what is happening this spring at Murray Library! View our April newsletter here.

PSYCamp 2021

We are excited to invite high-schoolers to attend Psychology Camp this year, June 20-24. Psychology Camp provides a fun opportunity for students to explore psychology and the question, “Why do humans do what they do?” This year, we will offer both an in-person, day camp option, as well as an online option. While we will not be hosting our in-person campers overnight in a residential format, we are excited to welcome them to campus during the day and provide them a taste of what it is like to be a student on campus. This enriching, summer camp environment will help students gain knowledge and explore various branches of psychology including, clinical psychology, developmental psychology, personality and biopsychology. If you know someone who would be interested in attending, we invite you to learn more and register here:

Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance presents: The 2021 Spring Senior Series

“For We Were Loved First” rescheduled dates are Friday, April 9 and Saturday, April 10 at 8 p.m.

For We Were Loved First
Created, choreographed and performed by MacKenzie Harrison and Aimee Kulp

While self-love, romantic love and family love all have moments of joy, we are imperfect— so our love is imperfect, and the joy that we feel when relying on them passes. It is only when God penetrates our hearts that our love can be a truly beautiful and holy thing. And while we would love for that to be the end of the story, even after we start to experience agape love, we still battle the sin on this earth. Human love goes up and down even when we are held in the arms of the Father, but one day we will know love that is perfectly and completely whole.

*Please note that this performance contains mature content (depression, references to suicide) and may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.*
Estimated runtime: 1 hour

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 senior creators and the production!

For more information, see
*All details subject to change due to Covid

Reminder from the Key Services Department

If you are a supervisor to students in work-study positions, internships, etc., please remind your students that their keys need to be returned prior to their departure for summer. Keys may be returned in one of four locations.
• (Preferred location) The Lenhert front office is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. After hours, drop key in the secure mailbox beside the entrance door.
• North Complex fishbowl in the secure mailbox
• South Complex main lobby in the secure mailbox
• Witmer Main Lounge in the secure mailbox.
Do not return keys to the secure mail boxes at Oakwood Hills.

It is the supervisor’s responsibility to ensure the students turn in their keys before leaving campus. Failure to do so will result in the department being charged the associated fines.

If the student is assigned work/projects during the summer and has a need for their keys after May, an email must be sent to Key Services from their supervisor indicating the revised due date for the key.

Any keys – regardless of whether they are held by employees or students – are subject to a minimum $75 fee per key if they are not returned and/or lost.

Please contact Scott Zeigler in Key Services at if you have questions about keys. Thank you for your cooperation.


Job opportunities

Campus Events has an opening for a full-time campus events worker, 1st shift. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job related questions may be directed to Laura Price, assistant manager campus events at

For sale

Excellent condition twin bed headboard, footboard and rails (classic vertical slat design; warm maple finish) with Sealy twin mattress. Easy slide-together assembly; no tools required. Asking $150. For photos and additional details, email


Car needed. A Messiah senior graduating this semester is looking for a car to borrow/use for the summer while they are working in the area; they will be heading out to a mission program in the fall. This student is a responsible driver with no prior accidents. They are interested in an automatic transmission, preferably for the end of April to mid-September.
If you know of an opportunity, please contact Hannah McBride at to get in touch with the student.

Car seat. Looking for any kind of free car seat: expired, stained, ripped, dirty, filthy, a bucket seat, a booster, or a convertible. My daughter gets a discount on a new one if she brings in an older model. It doesn’t have to be in good shape, as she’s going to give it to them for the discount. If you have an old car seat laying around that isn’t in use or ready for the trash, please let me know. Thank you.