Archive for 2022

April 21

Thursday, April 21st, 2022

“. . .for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”

Romans 3:23


PSYCamp 2022

We are excited to invite high school students to attend Psychology Camp this year, June 19-24 (extended 5-day camp)! Psychology Camp provides a fun opportunity for students to explore psychology and the question, “Why do humans do what they do?” This year, we are offering both an overnight residential option and a day-camp commuter option. This enriching summer camp environment will help students gain knowledge and explore various branches of psychology including clinical psychology, abnormal psychology, developmental psychology and biopsychology.
If you know someone who would be interested in attending, we invite you to learn more and register at: before May 23.
Also, there is a special offer for dependents of Messiah University employees!
Contact for more information.

School of Science, Engineering and Health Symposium

The 19th Annual Symposium of the School of Science, Engineering and Health will be held on Friday, April 29 in Frey, Jordan and Kline academic buildings. The work of more than 250 co-authors (students from within the school, off campus collaborators and Messiah University faculty mentors) will be represented in 104 presentations. Oral and poster presentations will be given in multiple venues throughout the day. A detailed schedule and program is available on the Symposium website at:

Celebrate the work, creativity and innovation reflected in the rich and diverse variety of oral and poster presentations. Many presentations will describe basic or applied research projects and represent the culmination of months (or years) of effort by graduating seniors. A number of presentations will highlight how talents and resources are being used to address needs in the developing world. Plan to join us to celebrate the accomplishments of the students!

Theatre and Dance Academy-summer intensives

Messiah University Theatre and Dance Academy, June 19-24.
Space is limited; application and video audition are due May 15.
Have you ever considered majoring in theatre or dance? The Messiah University Theatre Arts Academy (MUTAA) specializes in professional training for rising 9th  through 12th-grade emerging theatre and dance artists. Join us for a unique opportunity to experience one week as a Messiah University theatre or dance major. Explore faith and art and culminate your week with a performance. Explore campus and learn firsthand about campus life from current majors and alumni who serve as your resident assistants.
Have questions? Contact Daniel Inouye at or ext 2409.

Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance presents: Culmination ’22

Messiah University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present the spring dance concert Culmination ’22 on April 22 and 23! Please join us as GiViM, the premier dance ensemble for Messiah University’s Department of Theatre and Dance, presents an eclectic evening of dance featuring faculty and adjudicated student work.

Culmination ’22
Spring Dance Concert
Directed by: Gregg Hurley

April 22 at 8 p.m. and April 23 at 2 p.m.
Miller Theater, Climenhaga Building

Estimated run time: 115 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.

Tickets: $10—Adults $7—MU students (w/ID), MU employees (w/ID), youth (under 18) and seniors (60+)

Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at 717-691-6036, or at the door as available. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.

Department of History, Politics and International Relations Senior Honors Presentation

Join us today, Thursday, April 21,at 4 p.m. in Boyer 335, as senior Autumn Miller delivers her honors presentation, “The Shadow of Culloden: The Political Legacy of the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion.” Autumn’s presentation will look at the events following the Jacobite failure at the April 16, 1746 Battle of Culloden. Through 276 years of history, the harrowing memory of Culloden continues to affect the United Kingdom today. In her presentation Autumn will discuss these long-lasting affects and their continued impact, specifically on the recent 2014 Scottish Referendum. There will be refreshments.

Messiah University Symphony Orchestra “Reconciliation in Sound”

Parmer Hall, April 22, 7:30 p.m

The Messiah University Symphony Orchestra and JazzOne collaborate with composer Jonathan Ragonese, trumpet soloist William Stowman, and percussion soloist Erik Forst for the world premiere of an original double concerto. This composition is inspired by the research of Messiah alum Christina Thomas on the life of Rachel Flowers, the first African American student to attend Messiah University. The concert will also feature the Symphony No. 1 (Afro-American) by composer William Grant Still.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for Messiah University students (with ID) and youth (18 and under). To purchase, please contact the Messiah University Box Office at 717-691-6036 option #1 or online at

Connecting Communities Convening

In conjunction with the Kline Foundation, Messiah is hosting the Connecting Communities Convening. This hybrid in-person and virtual event will continue last year’s goal of impacting local, affordable housing and being a good neighbor. Last year, this event virtually brought together over 100 community leaders to lay the foundation for a policy white paper that encourages and ensures those seeking public funding for housing initiatives demonstrate their commitment to becoming a good neighbor in the community they intend to serve.

We welcome our plenary guest speaker, Mark Martin, founder and CEO of Build UP Birmingham ( The mission of Build UP is to empower young people with education and credit bearing experiences, providing opportunities for them to become homeowners in the future. Registration for the Convening is NOW OPEN! We invite you to visit the website for additional details and registration info:

Hersheypark discount tickets

The Messiah University Community Discount Program is excited to announce that we will have representatives from Hersheypark on campus to offer an exclusive deal on tickets good for any public operating day during the 2022 season! Stop by the table located in Starry Parking Lot during the Employee Recognition event , May 10. The Hersheypark representatives will be available from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and will offer a 44.79% savings on tickets. Credit card only, please. Regular ticket (3 and older) gate rate: $77.80, Messiah rate: $42.95. This exclusive discount is available to Messiah University employees and family members. This special pricing is available at this event only. Please see flyer for more details.

New library resources

Murray Library added many new Ebooks this month. Click here to see a sampling. Educators are invited to contact their liaison librarian at any time with inquiries concerning resources.

1950s Night

Have a blast at 1950s night! Murray Library is celebrating the release of the 1950s U.S. Census! Get involved in history with the chance to transcribe the records and maybe even find yourself, parents or neighbors in the Census! Come and go as you’d like on Friday, April 22 from 7 – 9 p.m. Murray Library will have loads of 1950s fun activities, like board games to play, swing dancing, snacks, music and a movie. All Messiah students, employees and their immediate families are welcome.

Peace and Conflict Studies program-senior presentations

Join us on Wednesday, April 27, beginning at 4 p.m. in Boyer 131, as three Peace and Conflict Studies program students deliver their senior presentations. Chloe Wester will discuss how “Meaningful Education Equals Justice Upheld” at 4 p.m. At 4:45 p.m., Victoria Berrios will speak about “Oral History as Peacemaking in African American Church Communities,” and Jordan Howard will explore “Collaborative Strategies: Reconciling Police and Those They Serve and Protect,” at 5:20 p.m. Refreshments will be served.


Job opportunities

The Post Office has an immediate opening for the full time position of post office supervisor and copier support specialist.  Job-related questions may be directed to Dwayne Magee, director of Messiah Press and Postal Services, at

Information Technology Services has an opening for a full-time programmer/analyst position. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to John Luft, director of enterprise application support at

For sale

Electric dryer. Less than one year old Whirlpool 7.0-cu ft. vented electric dryer, model number WED4815EW. Needs power cord. Purchased at Lowes for $599. Asking $400 OBO. Can provide pictures upon request. Pick up from Lewisberry. If interested, please contact Tom at Thank you.

Electric scooter. Ninebot max kick scooter. Lightly used. Seat and turn signals included. Top speed 18 MPH. Range 30 miles. Can connect to smart phone for additional features. Now asking $350. Contact:


Board games, puzzles, relaxation items for education department students. We are creating an oasis of calm in the midst of the end of the semester work load. If you have donations of board games, puzzles, adult coloring books, or any other ideas for relaxation the education department can put them to great use! You can place your donations outside Tina Keller’s office-Boyer 405.