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The fall 2005 context has now ended. Check back soon to read reader DVD or CD recommendations and to meet the winners!

Every day, Messiah College students benefit from the expertise of outstanding educators who are well-respected in their fields. Their works connect powerfully with their academic colleagues and students, and we thought our readers might enjoy them, too.

Enter for a chance to win Speak or 'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime now—and enjoy the film and musical expertise of our professors.

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Speak (DVD)—Adapted for the screen by Annie Young Frisbie, adjunct professor of film at Messiah College

If you can’t imagine a movie centered on a girl who won’t speak, then take heart; movie producer Fred Berner couldn’t understand how it could work, either—at first. But thanks to the vision and the tenacious work ethic of screenwriter Annie Young Frisbie, the screen adaptation of Speak, a young-adult novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, has earned both critical and commercial acclaim. Read more.

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'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime (CD)—A collection of Christmas music featuring Rebecca Wilt, artist-in-residence at Messiah College

Released in October, Wilt's delightful compilation of Christmas pieces showcases her extraordinary talent in both piano and vocal music. Wilt, who plays on all tracks and sings for three of the selections, says, "I have always loved Christmas music, but wanted to release an album that was 'user friendly' for all listeners, not just classical musicians."

Other College musicians also joined Wilt on 'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime: William Stowman, associate professor of music, played trumpet, and Jill Marchione, adjunct instructor in music, provided oboe accompaniment for the recording.

"The CD is beautiful all around, from the music to the artwork," says Wilt. "I am hopeful that there are moments that will take your breath away."

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