Compiled by The Swinging Bridge

Despite the bitter cold outside, another busy week of activities will be coming for Messiah students this week. A wide variety of alternate chapels, several events connected to Black History Month, musical performances, and the first spring sports home games of the season are among the events occurring on campus this week.

Below are the known events happening on campus this week. Contact if you have a campus event to add to the list.

Alternate Chapels

Ryan Keith will be leading an alternate chapel titled “Sacrifice” tonight at 6 p.m. in Frey Hall 110. Emulating Christ through sacrifice will be the subject of the chapel.

The biblical roots of prayer will be the topic of a chapel Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel’s room 120. Father Wayne from St. Patrick’s church in Carlisle will be speaking on why we do things like pray, fast, and give, and the implications of them.

A service for Ash Wednesday will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Hostetter Chapel sanctuary. The service will be the opening of the season of Lent.

Professor Jan Dormer and students from a cross-cultural trip to Indonesia will make a public presentation on their experience on Thursday at 5 p.m. in Boyer 137–Parmer Cinema.

Special Events

Running concurrent with Black History Month, special meeting titled Being Black on a Christian Campus will be held tonight at 7 p.m. in Frey 110.

Also as part of Black History Month, the Black Student Union and African Student Union will be having a special discussion and celebration of the fist–a symbol of unity against oppression–this Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Frey 110.


B-Sides will be presenting a doubleheader of acts–PHOX and Field Report, respectively–Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. in the Larsen Student Union.

SAB and Multicultural Council are collaborating to host a special Chinese New Year dance on Friday at 8 p.m. in the Larsen Student Union. The dance is free to attend.

There will be two student recitals on Saturday at the High Center’s Parmer Hall. Donna Stuller will give a flute recital at 2 p.m. and Audrey Springer will perform a lecture recital at 6 p.m.

A special Kuhlman Competition will be held in the High Center’s Parmer Hall on Sunday beginning at 6 p.m.


Messiah wrestling will host their senior night dual match against McDaniel on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Brubaker Auditorium.

The men’s and women’s lacrosse teams will open home play on their new field on Saturday at 12 p.m. vs. McDaniel (women) and 3 p.m. vs. Gettysburg (men).

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