Lectures at Messiah College


The Office of the President is pleased to announce the following lectures and talks hosted at Messiah. Please contact the individual Sponsor for further details.


Helene cooper

Common Reading Convocation

Helene Cooper

Sept. 9, 2013; 6 p.m.
Parmer Hall, The Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts
Admission is free and open to the public; no ticket required.

Author of “The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood” and White House Correspondent for the “New York Times”.
“Finding My Voice”

Contact: Joanna Hadley-Evans; jhadley@messiah.edu
Sponsor: Messiah College Office of General Education and Common Learning


Stephen Gallaher

Wittlinger Chapel Series

Stephen Gallaher

Sept. 19, 2013; 9:30 a.m.
Parmer Hall, The Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts
Admission is free and open to the public; no ticket required.

Associate professor of Christian Ministries at Messiah College
“Holiness”

Contact: Shirley Groff; sgroff@messiah.edu
Sponsor: The Sider Institute at Messiah College


George Pickens


Wittlinger Chapel Series

George Pickens

Sept. 26, 2013; 9:30 a.m.
Parmer Hall, The Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts
Admission is free and open to the public; no ticket required.

Associate professor of theology and mission at Messiah College
“Peacemaking”

Contact: Shirley Groff; sgroff@messiah.edu
Sponsor: The Sider Institute at Messiah College


Cathy Coleman

Wittlinger Chapel Series

Cathy Coleman

Oct. 3, 2013; 9:30 a.m.
Parmer Hall, The Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts
Admission is free and open to the public; no ticket required.

Associate professor of theology and mission at Messiah College
“Reconciliation”

Contact: Shirley Groff; sgroff@messiah.edu
Sponsor: The Sider Institute at Messiah College


Luba Lukova

Luba Lukova

Artist Talk/ Reception: Sept. 27, 2013 (artist show: September 13 to October 20)
4:15 p.m., High Center Recital Hall and Aughinbaugh Gallery
Admission is free and open to the public; no ticket required.

Graphic Guts

Contact: Sherron Biddle; sbiddle@messiah.edu
Sponsors: The Aughinbaugh Gallery and the Gender Concerns Committee


Cherie Harder

Cherie Harder

Sept. 24, 2013; 7:30 p.m.
Hostetter Chapel
Admission is free and open to the public; no ticket is required.

President at The Trinity Forum
“Community, Calling, and the Good Life”

Contact: Lili Hagenbuch, collegehonorsprogram@messiah.edu
Sponsor: Messiah College Honors Program



David Brooks

David Brooks

Oct. 3, 2013; 7:30 p.m.
Parmer Hall; The Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts
Admission is $25; tickets are required.

Major political and social analyst and New York Times OpEd Columnist
“The Importance of Humility and Civil Discourse in American Life”

Contact: Messiah College Ticket Office; tickets@messiah.edu or 717.691.6036
Sponsor: Messiah College Office of the President



Timothy Shah

American Democracy Lecture

Timothy Shah

Oct. 8, 2013; 7 p.m.
Hostetter Chapel
Admission is free and open to the public.

Associate Director & Scholar in Residence at Religious Freedom Project
“Why Religious Freedom is a Universal, Necessary, and Dangerous Idea”

Contact: Shirley Groff; sgroff@messiah.edu

Sponsor: Messiah College Center for Public Humanities and the Department of Politics


Edward Davis



Ted Davis

Oct. 22, 2013; 7 p.m.
Alexander Auditorium, Frey Hall Academic Building
Admission is free and open to the public.

Professor of the History of Science
“Moving the Earth: Why Copernicus’ Innovative Idea Was So Hard to Accept”

Contact: Ted Davis; tdavis@messiah.edu

Sponsor: The Central Pennsylvania Forum for Religion and Science and the Friends of Murray Library

Dava Sobel

Dava Sobel

Oct. 29, 2013; 8 p.m.
Parmer Hall; The Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts
Admission is free and open to the public but a ticket is required.

Joan Leiman Jacobson Visiting Non-fiction Writer at Smith College
“Copernicus and Galileo: Authors of the Moving Earth”

Contact: Messiah College Ticket Office; tickets@messiah.edu or 717.691.6036

Sponsor: Messiah College Friends of Murray Library and the Central Pennsylvania Forum for Religion and Science.

Greer and Claiborne

Peter Greer and Shane Claiborne

February 18, 7:30 p.m.
Parmer Hall; The Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts
Admission is free and open to the public but a ticket is required.

Peter Greer – President and CEO of HOPE International
Shane Claiborne – Christian activist and Co-Founder of The Simple Way faith community
“Beyond Left and Right: A Conversation on Social Justice”

Contact: Messiah College Ticket Office; tickets@messiah.edu or 717.691.6036

Sponsor: Messiah College Honors Program and Messiah College Office of the President

John Fea

Annual Lecture on Religion and Society

John Fea

Feb. 25, 2014; 7:30 p.m.
Parmer Hall; The Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts
Admission is free and open to the public; no ticket required.

Messiah College, Professor of History and Chair of the History Department
“The Complex Connections between Christianity and the American Nation”

Contact:  Carol Hostetter; hostette@messiah.edu

Sponsor: Messiah College Annual Lectures on Religion and Society

Majora Carter

Spring Humanities Symposium Keynote Lecture

Majora Carter

Feb. 27, 2014; 7 p.m.
Parmer Hall; The Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts
Admission is free and open to the public but a ticket is required.

Urban Revitalization Strategist and Peabody Award-winning Broadcaster
“Home(town) Security”

Contact: Shirley Groff; sgroff@messiah.edu
Sponsor: Messiah College Center for Public Humanities