A passion for science and a heart for patient care help alum excel in medical school

971916_804256486944_1780301964_n“As I completed high school and started college, I realized that there is no connection as intimate and life-changing as one can have with another human being,” reflects Naomi (DeYoung) Wiens ’10 on her decision to become a physician. “I loved building a foundation in science, physiology, anatomy and chemistry in college, and I was hard pressed to see myself feeling fulfilled in any other field.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2010, Alumni, Biology, Majors & Minors, Scholarship, Study Abroad | Comments Off

Posted on May 20th, 2014


Student researches pancreatitis at Hershey Medical Center

02-07-Michael-5-Melissa-HessA biopsychology major, Michael Skolka ’14 wants to influence science and human health care through medical research. For the summer of 2013, he garnered one of the 24 spots in the undergraduate research fellows program through the American Physiological Society, which allowed him to research pancreatitis at Penn State Hershey Medical Center with Alberto Travagli, professor of neural and behavioral sciences at Penn State. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Biochemistry, Class of 2014, Grad School Bound, Honors Program, Internships, Majors & Minors, Scholarship | Comments Off

Posted on March 17th, 2014


Two grads, two coasts, one shared love for animals
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Lindsey Jett ’12

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Lizzie Miller ’12

Lindsey (Hayes) Jett ‘12 and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Miller ’12 both knew from an early age that they wanted to be veterinarians. For Jett, it was her passion for animals. For Miller, it was a natural progression from her inclination towards the sciences and insatiable love of animals. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2012, Biochemistry, Grad School Bound, Majors & Minors, Molecular Biology, Scholarship, Study Abroad | Comments Off

Posted on December 13th, 2013


Professor’s student teaching experience leads to invaluable partnership

Don Murk Don Murk’ 79
Professor of Early Childhood Education
Mechanicsburg, Pa.

What makes a kid who grew up in rural, eastern Pennsylvania interested in teaching in a city? That’s the question Don Murk ’79, professor of early childhood education asked himself more than 30 years ago as student at Messiah College. Murk, who was an early childhood and elementary education major, decided he wanted to complete his student teaching experience in an urban school and spent his student teaching semester at Downey Elementary School in the Harrisburg School District teaching kindergarten. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 1979, About Leadership, About Service, Alumni, Education, Majors & Minors, Scholarship, Service and Learning | 1 Comment »

Posted on November 15th, 2013


Student captures magic of the silver screen in short film “Palace”

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Rolando Vega
Bridgewater, N.J.
Film and Media Arts

Combining his creative spirit, passion for technology and love of film, Rolando Vega ’13 created a professional-quality short film for his senior honors project that culminated his academic experience at Messiah and prepared him for a future career in film. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2013, Arts, Communication, Film and Media Arts, Humanities, Majors & Minors, Philadelphia Campus, Scholarship | 1 Comment »

Posted on April 5th, 2013


Classroom Assignment Turns into a Book Deal for College Employee/Student

Dwayne Magee

Director of College Press and Printing Services

Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Children’s Tale Follows McBoo, a Galapagos Bird Trying to Fit In

A funny thing happened to Dwayne Magee, director of college press and postal services, on his way to earning an arts management degree at Messiah. The part-time sophomore student and College employee for the past six years became a published author, thanks to his in-class fictional creation–a blue footed bird named Solly McBoo. What began as a simple classroom assignment for Magee’s spring 2010 Created and Called for Community course has evolved into his first published book. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in About Reconciliation, Arts, Majors & Minors, Scholarship, Studio Art | 29 Comments »

Posted on July 29th, 2011


Is America truly a Christian nation?

Richard Hughes
Distinguished professor of religion and senior fellow, Ernest L. Boyer Center
Messiah College

Is America a Christian nation? Not likely, according to Richard Hughes, distinguished professor of religion and senior fellow of the Ernest L. Boyer Center at Messiah College. Listen to excerpts of Hughes’ new book, “Christian America and the Kingdom of God,“ to draw your own conclusions. 
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Posted in Christian Ministries, Ernest L. Boyer Center, Faculty, Humanities, Majors & Minors, Politics, Religious Studies, Scholarship | 8 Comments »

Posted on April 3rd, 2009


   

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