Week at a Glance: March 2-8

Joel Hoover

Another busy week of events is in store around the campus of Messiah College. Below is a compiled list of the events and activities happening around the college this coming week from Monday, Mar. 2 through Sunday, Mar. 8.

Alternate Chapels

Dr. Michael Zigarelli will be be leading an alternate chapel on Innovation on Monday at 6 p.m. in Frey 110. He will be discussing the importance of having innovation when cultivating a vision, and how using innovation can help achieve the vision.

The International Justice Mission will be showing portions of the documentary Half the Sky on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Kline 120. The chapel and documentary, which are being done in conjunction with Women’s History Month, will discuss and explore the exploitation of women in the world today. Politics Professor John Harles will conduct a discussion and Q&A time following the documentary on how Christians can respond to this issue.

Liberty in North Korea will discuss the issues taking place in North Korea on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Frey 110. Appetizers will be provided, and attendees will be able to purchase LINK merchandise with 100% of the sales going to LINK itself.

Common Chapels

Tuesday’s Common Chapel at 9:45 a.m. in Brubaker Auditorium will be on the subject of the “Spirituality of Lent”. Heather Strong-Moore, the Partnership Coordinator in Northwestern, Pa. for the Coalition for Christian Outreach, will be speaking on the topic.

Brian Smith will lead Common Chapel on Thursday at 9:45 a.m. in Brubaker.


The Kirk Reese Trio will be having a CD Release Recital this Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the High Center’s Parmer Hall. UPDATE: The CD release recital has been postponed to Mar. 14 due to inclement weather.

Senior Zipporah Brown will be presenting a Senior Showcase entitled “Let Our Voices Be Heard” Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. in Climenhega’s Poorman Blackbox Theater. The performance is a one-woman showcase of monologues and poems describing the struggles, experience, and triumphs of minorities in the United States. Tickets are $5 and can be ordered online here or by phone at (717) 691-6036.

The performance piece “Heavenly Voices” is taking place this Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Jordan Science Center’s Hollinger Atrium. Through song and story, the performance presents seven Mennonite women of color reminiscing about the pain and joy of their lives. Dr. Pat Lehman, playwright and Professor of Communication at Goshen College, drew upon the lives of several women she interviewed during a trip across the country for the piece. The cast features women from Indiana and Ohio, as well as Messiah faculty and students. The performance is free and open to the public.

The Student Activities Board is hosting a free DJ competition dance on Friday from 8 p.m. to midnight in the Larsen Student Union. “Step Up: DJ Dance Competition” will feature four different DJs–Zachary Rosado, Kafui Dzaka, Allen Fernandez, and the three-man team of “TJ, Corey and Sean”–each performing for an hour trying to earn votes, which are a score comprised of the student body’s texts to vote and an SAB panel of judges. SAB Dance Executive Ashley Burkett will announce two winners at midnight, who will both get to perform at SAB’s Spring Fling Dance. The Acclamation Dance Ministry’s Footprintz hip-hop team will also be performing. The dance is free to attend.

Lost Films will be showing the film Nightcrawler starring Jake Gyllenhaal Friday at Saturday in Boyer Hall’s Parmer Cinema. Showtimes are 6 and 9 p.m. on Friday and 3, 6, and 9 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $2 for students and $4 for guests.

First Friday will be held this Friday at 8 p.m. in South Side Cafe. The monthly event showcases student art and allows for past Coffeehouse performers to have a longer show.

Two students will be having recitals this weekend. Brooke Giblock will peform a flute recital in the High Center’s Recital Hall on Saturday at 2 p.m. Branden Glass will then perform a trumpet recital on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the High Center’s Recital Hall.

Messiah’s Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Timothy Dixon, will be giving a concert performance this Saturday at 8 p.m. in the High Center’s Parmer Hall. The performance is free to attend.


Messiah baseball will play their first home games of the 2015 season this week in the Messiah Classic Tournament. As part of the tournament, they will host The College of New Jersey Thursday at 3 p.m. followed by a game against Houghton on Friday at 3 p.m. Both games will be on the Starry Athletic Fields Complex baseball field.

Men’s lacrosse will be in action on their new turf field in the Starry Athletic Fields Complex on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. when they host Gettysburg.

Women’s lacrosse will also have a home game this Saturday at 1 p.m. against McDaniel.

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