Joel Hoover

The first week back from Spring Break is bringing a busy slate of events to Messiah College. A multitude of chapel and sporting events will be coming in the next several days, as well as the Ben Rector concert on Saturday in the High Center. Below is a list of all known events happening on Messiah’s campus this week.

Alternate Chapels

For those interested in politics, an Opportunities in Politics chapel will be held in Boyer Hall 225 on Tuesday at 4 p.m. Attendees will watch a short video from the American Political Science Association and hear from current politics students and alumni on their experiences within the major.

The Human Rights Awareness Coalition will be welcoming speaker and Witness to Innocence board member Shujaa Graham for an alternate chapel on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Frey Hall 110. Graham spent several years on death row before he was found innocent for a crime he did not commit, and now works with death row inmates while working for justice, civil liberties, and human rights. Dr. Kathryn Whiteley will lead a discussion on how Christians can respond to the issue.

Alumni from the Human Development and Family Science Department will be giving an alternate chapel for sharing about their jobs and experiences within the HDFS Department on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in Parmer Cinema (Boyer Hall 137).

The Religion and Society lecture series will continue with an outside lecturer speaking this Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel’s sanctuary.

The Multicultural Council‘s monthly Open Council will be held Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Frey Hall 110. Titled “Open Council on International Students”, this event will help educate students about the international student community of Messiah. Kevin Villegas, director of International Student Programs, and a panel of international students will share about their experiences as international students, as well as how Messiah has impacted their own faith journeys.

An Alternate Chapel titled “The Psychology of Food” will be on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Boyer Hall 131. This event, led by guest speaker and Messiah alum Amanda Frankeny, will help educate students on eating choices and how to become stewards of their bodies in line with Biblical principles.

Minds Matter will lead a discussion on the mental health of athletes this Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. in Frey Hall 110. Coaches, wellness experts, and mental health professionals will be giving insights on how to deal with mental health concerns that Christian athletes deal with. Since this is a morning chapel, a light breakfast will be served.

Dr. J. Nelson Kraybill will be speaking at a chapel called “Alternating Currents and Multi-Directional Ministry: Global” on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. The focus will be on how the sharing of the Gospel message has gone from a one-way current from Westerners to distant cultures to an alternating current flowing in both directions and how it has potential to change the Western church. A question-and-answer time will follow.

Speaker Maureen Cummins will be delivering a lecture on her feminist investigations this Thursday at 7 p.m. in Frey Hall 110. She will be sharing her personal projects that have assessed the lives and struggles of women, including personal family documents and topics like the Salem Witch trials, slave narratives, and the Triangle Factory Fire. Question-and-answer discussion time will follow.

A special forum chapel for determining next year’s Student Chaplain team will be this Sunday at 7 p.m. in the High Center’s Recital Hall. The finalists for Student Body Chaplain and Worship Chaplain will lead a short worship set and 10-minute devotion. Attendees have been asked to bring a smart phone, tablet, laptop to complete a brief online survey for each finalist. Refreshments will be served at 8 p.m. and one chapel credit will be given per hour (the event runs from 7-9 p.m.).

Common Chapel

Dr. Jehu Hanciles from the International Studies Department is scheduled to speak at Tuesday’s common chapel in Brubaker Auditorium at 9:45 a.m.

Thursday will be an elective chapel morning at 9:45 a.m. across campus. Logos will meet in Parmer Cinema, Kairos will meet in Brubaker Auditorium, and Salt & Light will meet in Hostetter Chapel’s sanctuary.

Special Events

Powerhouse and Kairos will be hosting Messiah’s annual Incense worship night on Thursday at 8 p.m. in Brubaker Auditorium. The event will be an extended time of worship and praise in the larger space of Brubaker led by the Powerhouse Band.

The 2014-15 Senior Art Show will be opening in the Aughinbaugh Gallery in Climenhega on Friday at 8 a.m. A special Senior Show reception will be held Saturday evening at 8 p.m. at the same location.

The Student Activities Board will be welcoming Ben Rector for the 2015 Spring Concert this Saturday at 8 p.m. in a special solo, acoustic show in the High Center’s Parmer Hall. Balcony tickets are $12 for students and $25 for general admission, while floor tickets are $15 for students and $30 for general admission. Tickets can be purchased at the box office in Eisenhower or online here. 


Baseball will be at home on three days this week. They will host a doubleheader against Alvernia on Tuesday at 3 p.m. and will then play Muhlenberg on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. A doubleheader with Arcadia on Saturday beginning at 12 p.m. will conclude a busy week of games both home and away.

Men’s tennis will play their first home match of the spring this Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. against Juniata.

Softball will host Susquehanna in a doubleheader this Thursday at 5 p.m. at Starry Field.

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