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Volume 99, Number 4

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Messiah College in the news

On Animal Planet

The multi-part nature documentary “Life in Cold Blood” included a segment entitled “Invaders of the Land” which aired on April 14 and featured faculty member Erik Lindquist and his research of Panamanian Golden Frogs.


In the Carlisle Sentinel

An April 6 article, “Local colleges tackel student loan issues,” covered the challenges in the student loan industry and quoted Messiah College financial aid director Greg Gearheart as a source. Alarming reports about disruptions to credit markets affecting student loans aren’t expected to affect Messiah students, according to Gearhart.


In the Harrisburg Patriot-News

James LaGrand, professor of American history, commented on Senator Barack Obama’s recent “A More Perfect Union” speech in an April 7 op-ed in The Patriot-News, claiming that Senator Obama’s speech had “historic echoes.”

In an April 6 “As I See It” column entitled “Insisting Iraq war is ‘just’ corrupts Christian tenets,” Messiah professor emeritus Clyde A. Ross explored the concept of ‘just war’ in relation to the war in Iraq.

As a special contributor to the newspaper, Prasana William ’08 interviewed a number of college students concerning their cooking and eating practices.  She shared her findings in a March 25 article entitled “Campus Cuisine: Many College Students Add Culinary Skills to Major.”

Clowning and Curing” in the March 31 Patriot-News featured Messiah students’ participation in the “Clowning Around at Harrisburg Hospital” program where they practiced “humor in healing.”

Faculty member and urban anthropologist Jenell Williams Paris, who lives in Grantham and regularly visits Harrisburg with her children, explored the sociological distance between the two communities in her March 30 “As I See It” column, “What’s the deal with the East Shore-West Shore divide?


In The NCAA News

Cerebral palsy has not stopped student Stevie Baum from continually besting her personal times in track and field and traveling with Messiah’s Collaboratory to ensure physically disabled people in Mali have access to water and sanitation facilities. On March 24, the online publication featured Baum on their website.


In Enterprising Women magazine

On February 29, Enterprising Women magazine recognized Debra Pierson ’89 as a 2008 Enterprising Woman of the Year finalist for her position as founder and president of the successful Pierson Consulting Company and for her role in motivating and mentoring other women in business.


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