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August, 2017

  • 25 August

    Quick-takes from Move-In Day: First-Year Parents

    Becky Kimmel Editor-in-Chief Today Messiah welcomed first year students and their families to campus! Question: What is some advice you have for your first-year student? Paul Mills Dad of Abby Mills – Witmer “Enjoy the journey. Work hard to do the best you can, but don’t stress out too much. …

August, 2016

  • 12 August

    New Student Social builds on to slate of Welcome Week events

    Ashlyn Miller Student Director A long first day on campus might have incoming students thinking back to relaxing summer barbecues with music, food and games. Luckily, that’s exactly the type of oasis student leaders are hoping to provide with the debut of the New Student Social in place of the …

  • 5 August

    Agape Center replaces Into the Streets with new opportunities for service

    Madeline Crocenzi Summer Director For the first time since the ’90s, the Agape Center will not be holding the traditional “Into the Streets” service day during Welcome Week. Ashley Sheaffer, director of the Agape Center for Co-Curricular Service Learning, said her and her colleagues came together last year to discuss …

July, 2016

  • 29 July

    Balancing act: How first-year students can juggle relationships at home and school

    Madeline Crocenzi Summer Director Every August, first-year students and their parents pack into Brubaker Auditorium for the annual candlelight ceremony. After plenty of tears and hugs, parents walk out the doors and students quickly meet their orientation groups. But is that moment as final as we think? Many of our …

  • 21 July

    Meet the first-year residence hall team

    Madeline Crocenzi Summer Director Name: Naugle Hall Height/Weight: Four floors, approximately 275 students Position: North side of campus. One side is across the street from Fry Apartments and the other from Miller Residence Hall. Highlights: Air-conditioning, carpet, kitchens, study rooms, closest to major parking lots Resident Director: Josiah Hatfield Other key players: RA staff members Rich …

August, 2015

  • 11 August

    2015 Block Party Will Feature New Glow-in-the-Dark Theme

    Madeline Crocenzi Summer Director This year’s welcome week campus block party will be on Friday, August 28th from 9-11 p.m. for first-year students. While the block party is always a much-anticipated event, this year SAB, Eyas, and the Pulse are teaming up to create a memorable experience for new students. …


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