A Centennial Ball committee planned all the details, including the communications, for this milestone event during the College’s Centennial year (2009-2010). A teaser poster and email, a webpage, an on-campus invitation, follow-up informational posters and coasters for Lottie Nelson Dining Hall all were designed to provide information about and to generate excitement for the student event.
The committee also planned the layout and design of the room where the ball was held as well as the menu for the event. On the evening of the ball, the room was magically transformed into separate venues representing four different eras – 1920s, 1950s, 1980s and “present.” The menu and décor were symbolic of each era.
Grandparents Day: September 22, 2011
This annual event has quickly become a highlight of the fall semester. Each fall, students and employees warmly welcome more than 400 grandparents to Messiah College. Grandparents of Messiah College students have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of activities – attend chapel, have photos taken with their grandchild, tour the residence halls, visit classrooms and tour the beautiful campus.
Messiah College Christmas 2011: December 3, 2011
Brubaker Auditorium goes through an amazing two-day transition from a gymnasium to an elegantly festive room as Messiah prepares to host its annual Messiah College Christmas celebration. This community holiday celebration is hosted by President Kim Phipps and her husband Kelly. Over 400 invited guests enjoy an evening highlighted by the artistic and musical talents of Messiah College students and faculty and a delicious four-course meal prepared by our award-winning Dining Services staff.
To Change the World - McBride: September 12, 2011
Messiah College celebrates the Common Reading Program each year by hosting a public lecture that highlights the chosen common reading text. For 2011-2012, the College invited James McBride, author of the New York Times best-seller, “The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother,” to campus. McBride’s memoir was selected for the third time as Messiah College’s required text for all first-year students.