spring 2022

Honors Events January 2022

The Miracle Worker (1962)

Wed., Jan. 12, 7:00 p.m., Parmer Cinema [Boyer 137].

Film in series on “seeing.”

Wait Until Dark (1967)

Tues., Jan. 18, 7:00 p.m., Alexander Auditorium [Frey 110].

Film in series on “seeing.”

Book of the Year: Oedipus Rex discussion seminars

* required for First-year students: Choose from one of seven discussion times the week of January 24-28. Limit of 20 students per group - sign up using the links below.

Emerson Powery

Is There a Future for Reconciliation in America? A Theological (and Personal) Meditation on Reconciliation

Date: January 26th, 2022 Location: Hostetter Chapel Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm Cost: Free Sponsored by The Boyer Center, President’s Office, and Year of Reconciliation. Masks are required. Christian hope requires us to answer the question in the affirmative. America’s history often suggests otherwise. Emerson Powery will take us through a “tour” of the biblical story. He will place his wrestling with Scripture on public display, putting biblical stories on display with a series of contemporary stories that have given shape to his embodied experience, theology and faith.

Honors Events February 2022

“The History and Legacy of the Black Church”

Wednesday, February 2, 4:30 p.m., Boyer 131

Lecture by Rev. Dr. David T. Miller

Groundhog Day (1993)

Wednesday, February 2, 7:00 p.m. Alexander Auditorium [Frey 110]

Film in series on “seeing”

Arrival (2016)

Monday, February 7, 7:00 p.m. Alexander Auditorium [Frey 110]

Film in series on “seeing.”

Panel discussion on the intersections of Philosophy, Science, and God

Thursday, February 10th, 3 p.m., Frey 110

“Reconciling the Classics and the African-American Experience”

Monday, February 21, 4:45 p.m., Boyer 131

Lecture by Anika Prather (humanities symposium event)

“The Adventures of Civility: A Conversation with Krista Tippet”

Thursday, February 24, 7:30 p.m., Parmer Hall

(humanities symposium event)

“An Inside Look at Careers in Law: Conversation and Discussion with Messiah Alumni”

Monday, February 28, 4:30 p.m., via Zoom

Sponsored by the Career Center. Mon., Feb. 28, 4:30 p.m, via Zoom.
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Honors Events March 2022

Tippet Talk Back

Tuesday, March 1, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Boyer 235

A panel of four educators from Messiah will share their thoughts on the symposium Tippet lecture. Enjoy a Q&A session to discuss.

Information session on prestigious scholarships and fellowships in the humanities & social sciences

Tuesday, March 15, 4:30 p.m., Boyer 131

“Breadcoin: A New Way to Feed People, Grow Businesses, and Connect Communities”

Thursday, March 17, 7:00 p.m. Alexander Auditorium [Frey 110]

Information session on prestigious scholarships and fellowships in STEM fields

Tuesday, March 22, 4:30 p.m., Kline 120

Mozart Opera

Wednesday, March 23

Così fan tutte, Kennedy Center, Washington DC (in collaboration with the career center) > Reservation required; limited # of tickets available; honors student charge $10 < Thanks in part to a Messiah alum, honors students are invited to enjoy the rare opportunity to see an opera by Mozart. The plan is to leave Messiah sometime around lunchtime with a Messiah 15-passenger van, eat dinner at a cafe close to the opera (your cost), then enjoy the performance. Return to Messiah after the opera (1 a.m.?). More info to come in the MUHP News.
Così fan tutte

Day trip to Pittsburgh

Saturday, March 26

Reservation required; limited # of tickets available; honors student charge $10 This popular trip returns to the spring Honors events schedule. Ride a charter bus to Pittsburgh and enjoy a day in the city doing whatever you would like (museums, historical sites, famous landmarks.) Bus will leave 8 a.m. from Eisenhower Circle, load for return trip at 8 p.m., and be home to Messiah by midnight. More info to come in MUHP News.

“Seeing is Believing?"

Monday, March 28, 7:00 p.m., Parmer Hall

Lecture by Ted Prescott

Honors Events April 2022

"Reconciling All Things,” lecture by Chris Rice and Emmanuel Katongole

Tuesday, April 5, 7:00 p.m., Parmer Hall

(year of reconciliation event)

Student Film

Monday, April 11, 7:00 p.m., Alexander Auditorium [Frey 110]

Viewing of student-selected film on “seeing,” with reception following Honors students will once again be invited to submit a paragraph about a movie to the annual film contest. This year the movie theme will be "seeing" (Messiah University's theme for spring 2022.) The Honors Leadership Council will read all submissions and vote on their favorite, which will win a $50 Amazon gift card. The film will be viewed in April. A relaxed food reception will be available after the movie.

Service Day project(s)

Thursday, April 21