This past Friday and Saturday I watched Messiah College make history. This was the first year that the men’s team had ever won the Commonwealth Conference Championship and also the first time that they had entered the NCAA Division III Tournament. Messiah’s season ended with a loss in the NCAA Round of 32 to Lincoln University, one of the nation’s top offenses and the leading scorer in the nation.
Is it just me or does the new Messiah College home page design look pretty lame? The previous layout had more distinct sections for the various stakeholders of the university – now everything seems all over the place with no clear sense of organization or layout. I emailed the college webmaster, Justin Sentz, and apparently the reaction thus far has been overwhelmingly positive. Perhaps, it’s just me, but the site doesn’t capture my attention as there’s so much action going on all over the page. Obviously, I’m the last person who should be pointing a finger as I’ve still got to get cranking away at the new Dozing Dogs release. I’ve only been putting off work on my site for the last year.
I just found out that President Sawatsky passed away on Saturday. I had the honor of getting to know him through my involvement with the Genesis Solar Car Racing project and also through some of the International student events that were hosted at the college. He was truly a man worthy of all that is said in this tribute to the Sawatskys’
Last Tuesday is set to release Distractions and Convictions on July 2nd. I’ve had the pleasure of listening to their earlier albums and knowing Carl Emmons while at Messiah. Now, I’ll finally have a chance to own their new album when it’s released.
Two of the songs from the new album are now available for your listening pleasure at Last Tuesday
I just found out that Messiah College placed 4th in the recently held Solar Splash competition.
Messiah has been racing in various events since 1997. I first joined the Solar Racing team as a first year student at Messiah. Essentially, Genesis was all about a group of students who got together to build and race a car that was powered entirely with solar energy.
Not to brag, but our team did so well, that we not only walked away with the top technical innovation award, but also had the lightest car (~ 800lbs) and the fastest car (~ >70mph) in the event. Although the results, often don’t speak about the hardships that a racing team goes through, each member definitely learns something over the course of the racing season.
If there’s one thing I learnt as being part of the team, it’s definitely that the little dogs in the race can make all the difference.
Congratulations Genesis II.