Messiah College is pleased to offer a year-long calendar of events designed to commemorate its 100th anniversary in 2009-2010. Below is the list of official Centennial events—i.e., events that integrate the Centennial theme and are being planned in coordination with the Centennial Committee. As additional Centennial event details are finalized, they will appear on this calendar, so be sure to visit it frequently in the coming year.
We invite you to join us in celebrating Messiah College's 100 years of "shared faith, bold vision, and enduring promise!"
Planning to visit campus to attend a Centennial event? Check out our helpful Visitor's Guide.
November 21 at 8 p.m. and November 22 at 3 p.m. The Creation by Franz Joseph Haydn featuring the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Stuart Malina, with the Susquehanna Chorale, Wheatland Chorale, and the Messiah College Concert Choir; The Forum in Harrisburg. Tickets available through the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra.
February 6—March 13 ORISONS: Bold Vision art exhibitfeaturing the work of renowned sculptor and Messiah alum Shelly Bradbury `95
February 12, 4 p.m., Artist's Talk and Reception; Aughinbaugh Art Gallery. Both the exhibit and reception are open to the public.
February 25, 8 p.m.
Centennial Keynote Lecture: Humanities Symposium featuring Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research at Harvard University; Brubaker Auditorium This event is open to the public.Seating is by ticket only.
April 7, 7 p.m. Philip Yancey lecture; Brubaker Auditorium This event is open to the public. Seating is by ticket only.
May 2, 4 p.m.
Centennial President’s Concert,featuring the Messiah College Concert Choir, Wind Ensemble, and Symphony Orchestra; Trinity Lutheran Church, Camp Hill This event is open to the public.
Centennial Gala announcing The Centennial Campaign celebrating worship and performing arts at Messiah College; Brubaker Auditorium This event is by invitation only.
Centennial Commencementwith Dr. Phil Thuma `70, director of the Malaria Institute in Macha, Zambia, and faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health; Shoemaker Field.