June 21, 2018

June 21st, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

 

But those who hope in the Lord

    will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles;     

they will run and not grow weary,     

they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:31

NEWS

Please come and help celebrate Nu Ha-Dao’s 17 years of service to the College as she prepares to retire. Nu has worked in the Campus Events Departments on the third shift in Old Main, library and ECC over the 17-year span. She has always greeted students, employees and guests of the college with a smile and will be missed. The reception will be on Tuesday, June 26, 8 – 9:30 p.m. in the Private Dining Room (PDR) in Eisenhower. We hope to see you there!

A Collaboratory team returned on June 9 from Kenya. Two project teams, Rapid Orthotics for CURE Kenya (ROCK) and the Cunningham Clubfoot Brace team, worked with CURE International. ROCK updated 3D printing software, printed a prosthetic, and trained several local orthopedic technicians who will “print” custom prosthetics. The Cunningham Clubfoot Brace team updated the partner on a lower cost material for the brace and potential new manufacturing process. Tim Howell (Engr) led the team, which included engineering students Erik Dyrli, Thomas Pond, Katherine Prelog, Jared Rider, Emily Tinguely, Emma Vogan and Daniel Yeisley. Team’s blog: https://et1240.wixsite.com/mysite/blog

A Collaboratory team returned on June 16 from Kenya. The Solar PV team installed a solar power system at the Living Love Ministries orphanage. Randy Fish (Engr) and Dereck Plante (Collab) advised the team, which included engineering students Steven Carpenter, Zachary Engle, Jessica Kline, Matthew Laven, David Moretz, Joshua Patterson and Trey Witmer. Team’s blog: https://collabsolarteam.tumblr.com/

MESSIAH 411

Mindful marketing tips: Did you know…

That you can download official, branded Powerpoint presentations? Please go to www.messiah.edu/presentation and click on the logo button that corresponds to the school you’d like or download the overall Messiah College template. Logos on the template could be used on the opening or closing slide but there’s no need to use them on every slide of your presentation.

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For sale:

Golf clubs. Complete set of Square Two clubs. Metal driver (1, 3, 5), irons (3 through 9), wedge (10), sand wedge (11) and a putter. Also included: Palmer Prolite bag and ProTrolley P660 hand cart. Asking $200. Contact Les Weiand, weiand@messiah.edu or ext. 2901.

Conveniently located property near College — 9 Summit Dr., Dillsburg, PA. Currently, it is a two-unit rental property that contains 1,548 sq. ft. and has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Asking price is $150,000. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/9-Summit-Dr-Dillsburg-PA-17019/60448523_zpid/?fullpage=true For more information, please contact Bob Brown at ext. 2260.

Youth Broyhill Furniture. Girl’s Youth Broyhill dresser and desk set with lighted hutch for sale. Dresser measures 50″w x 30″h x 18″d. Desk with hutch measures 42″w x 78″h x 18″d. Excellent condition. For more information, please contact Heather at hwisner@messiah.edu.

Wooden patio furniture. Table plus four chairs, $75. Contact Niklas Hellgren at nhellgren@messiah.edu

Wooden sofa set. One and two seats includes cushions, $50. Contact Niklas Hellgren at nhellgren@messiah.edu

Girls bike. Schwinn 20” 7-speed girls bike $30. Contact Niklas Hellgren at nhellgren@messiah.edu or anoble@messiah.edu.

Free:

Chinchilla (or small rodent) cage and supplies available for free to a person who will use them. Supplies include

chinchilla food, wood chews, a few toys, and dust bath materials. Contact Bryce Watkins at bwatkins@messiah.edu if interested.

Office supplies. The Intercultural office has a supply of 3 ring binders (several sizes and colors), hanging folders, and empty CD cases. Please stop by the office to help yourself to free items. 

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Adoption Benefit Concert

You are invited to enjoy “An evening with the Cohens & Friends”, an adoption benefit concert for Melissa and Paul Cohen. The concert will be held at Grantham Church on Saturday, June 23 at 7 p.m. and will include a variety of musical styles including: classical, bluegrass, folk and rock. Admission is free. Contact mcohen@messiah.edu or visit http://cohenadoption.wordpress.com for more information.

Housing and mentorship opportunities

Do you know a recent graduate who will be relocation to the Mechanicsburg area this fall for work or grad school? Pillar House, a housing and mentorship program for young adults, is current accepting applications for 2018-2019. For more information about becoming a resident or mentor, contact Cindy Agoncillo (cagoncillo@messiah.edu) or visit thepillarhouse.org.

June 14th, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

 

When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, LORD God Almighty.

JEREMIAH 15:16

NEWS

Join us in the retirement celebration for Lisa Snyder after serving the college for over 20 years in the division of operations. The retirement reception is Tuesday, June 19 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. in Howe Atrium.

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On June 8, retired senior lecturer of athletic training and director of Messiah’s athletic training program Sandy Bush was inducted into the Pennsylvania Athletic Training Hall of Fame by the PA Athletic Trainers’ Society. Congratulations to Sandy!

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Please come and help celebrate Nu Ha-Dao’s 17 years of service to the College as she prepares to retire. Nu has worked in the Campus Events Department on the third shift in Old Main, library and ECC over the 17 year span. She has always greeted students, employees and guests of the college with a smile and will be missed. The reception will be on Tuesday, June 26, 8 – 9:30 p.m. in the Private Dining Room (PDR) in Eisenhower. We hope to see you there!

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A Collaboratory team returned on June 9 from Oaxaca, Mexico. The Village Water Ozonation System (VWOS) team served with Forward Edge International. They checked on a two-year-old installation and explored possible future installation sites. Michelle Lockwood (ENGR) advised the team, which included engineering students Brandon Blackhurst and Daniel Ma, and psych/public relations major Abigail Poh. Team’s blog: https://dm1422.wixsite.com/vwosgoes2oaxaca A Collaboratory team returned on June 9 from Nicaragua. The bridge team served with partnering organization, Friends in Action (FIA) in the remote Rama Cay area. The team partially constructed a bridge that will allow 2 areas of the community to be connected during the rainy season. Doug Flemmens (Collab) and John Meyer (ENGR) advised the team, which included engineering students: Sam Gobeille, Dan Mewha, Nathan Myers, Mark Simpkins, Ben Weaver, Eric Weaver, Nathan Yeoman, and film/media studies major Hunter Hill. Joshua Good (AROMA) also joined the team.

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Mindful marketing tips: Did you know…

…That you can get a copy of Messiah’s official visual identity manual? To acquire your own copy for reference, please email design@messiah.edu, let us know how many you’d like and we’ll send them to you via inter-office mail.

Messiah College Night at the Harrisburg Senators

Join us on Saturday, June 16 at 6 p.m. for Messiah College Night at the Harrisburg Senators! Tickets are only $7 and are seated along the first-base line of FNB Field. Use the following link to purchase yours: https://groupmatics.events/Messiahcollege. For questions regarding this event, please contact Karen Blair at kblair@messiah.edu.

Messiah College Adult ESL Summer Camp 2018

The Graduate Program in Education, under the direction of Dr. Jan Dormer, is hosting an Adult ESL Camp July 11-13, at the Messiah College Winding Hill facility. It is open to English learners, 18 years and older, who are at any English proficiency level. Our placement testing dates are June 25 and 26, so we would like to see students registered by June 16. Here is the registration site: http://messiah.edu/eslcamp.

Green chemistry

As part of the Chemistry/Biochemistry Department’s efforts to promote “Green Chemistry” and enhance safety, the department has just upgraded its system for DNA and protein gel analysis to one that uses stain free gels. Biochemists use gels to separate mixtures of protein or DNA fragments and identify them. However, these molecules are colorless and a system of staining and destaining has typically been needed for observing the gels. The upgrades to the “EZ DOC” system will reduce the exposure to hazardous chemicals used in the process. In addition, it will lower the amount of hazardous chemical waste generated by several pounds per year. While that number does not seem very large, the lowered cost of the disposal is estimated to offset the procurement cost of the upgrade in just two to three years. In addition to this, the department continues to “green” its working space by eliminating old and unused chemicals. The department has reduced its chemical stocks by 63% in the past nine years.

Crime-free vacation

It’s that time of year when vacations are on the increase but, unfortunately, so are crimes. Read the tips on what precautions to take to help you enjoy your vacation without becoming a victim.

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Job opportunities:

Dining Services has an opening for a full time cook II. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/13130. Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

The Registrar’s Office has an opening for a part-time records and registration assistant. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/13119. Job related questions may be directed to Carrie Widdowson, senior associate registrar, at cwiddowson@messiah.edu.

The Division of Operations has an opening for a full-time campus events worker (custodial), 2nd shift. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/13133. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, events/staff coordinator, at lprice@messiah.edu.

The Division of Operations has an opening for a full-time campus events worker (custodial) for the Residence Halls. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/13135. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, events/staff coordinator, at lprice@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Swing set/play structure. Wooden swing set/play structure (fort, swings, slide, climbing wall) $250 o.b.o. We can help, but buyer is responsible for disassembly and hauling. Contact nhellgren@messiah.edu or anoble@messiah.edu

Train table with 2 large storage drawers and lots of tracks, trains and accessories (Thomas the Tank Engine, Brio, Melissa & Doug,…) $50. contact nhellgren@messiah.edu or anoble@messiah.edu

Kids bikes. Schwinn 20” 7-speed girls bike $30. Razor 16” boys bike, with training wheels $15. Contact nhellgren@messiah.edu or anoble@messiah.edu

Golf Clubs – complete set of Square Two clubs. Metal drivers (1, 3, 5), irons (3 through 9), wedge (10), sand wedge (11), and putter. Also included: Palmer ProLite bag and ProTrolley P660 hand cart. Asking $200. Contact Les Weiand, weiand@messiah.edu or ext. 2901.

1997 Toyota Corolla for sale. Due for inspection in July and needs some major work to pass. Best for a mechanic or someone who could use it for parts. $500 OBO Contact rostby@messiah.edu for more information.

For rent:

For rent in Grantham. Available August 1. 4 bedroom house and 2 bedroom apartment for students, graduates, or family. Contact Dale Fogelsanger at dfogelsa@messiah.edu or 717-623-0735.

Free:

Chinchilla (or small rodent) cage and supplies available for free to a person who will use them. Supplies include chinchilla food, wood chews, a few toys, and dust bath materials. Contact Bryce Watkins at bwatkins@messiah.edu if interested.

Office Supplies.The Intercultural Office has a supply of 3 ring binders (several sizes and colors), hanging folders, and empty CD cases. Please stop by the office to help yourself to these free items.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Housing and mentorship opportunities

Do you know a recent graduate who will be relocating to the Mechanicsburg area this fall for work or grad school? Pillar House, a housing and mentorship program for young adults, is currently accepting applications for 2018-2019. For more information about becoming a resident or mentor, contact Cindy Agoncillo (cagoncillo@messiah.edu) or visit thepillarhouse.org.

 

 

June 7, 2018

June 7th, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

 

And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

Roman 5:5

MESSIAH 411

Mindful marketing tips: Did you know…

Did you know…

…That you can download a Word document letterhead for your office? Please go to  www.messiah.edu/visualidentity and click on the Download Messiah College logos button on your left to download yours from the right column of the grid. You will need to log in to access this page.

Messiah College Adult ESL Summer Camp 2018

The Graduate Program in Education, under the direction of Dr. Jan Dormer, is hosting an Adult ESL Camp July 11-13, at the Messiah College Winding Hill facility. It is open to English learners, 18 years and older, who are at any English proficiency level. Our placement testing dates are June 25 and 26, so we would like to see students registered by June 16. Here is the registration site: http://messiah.edu/eslcamp.

Messiah College Night at the Harrisburg Senators

Join us on Saturday, June 16 at 6 p.m. for Messiah College Night at the Harrisburg Senators! Tickets are only $7 and are seated along the first-base line of FNB Field. Use the following link to purchase yours: https://groupmatics.events/Messiahcollege. For questions regarding this event, please contact Karen Blair at kblair@messiah.edu.

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Job opportunities

The Murray Library has an opening for a full-time library administrative assistant. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12948. Job related questions may be directed to Lawrie Merz at lmerz@messiah.edu or Beth Transue at btransue@messiah.edu.

The Office of Development has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant for Annual Giving. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/13042. Job-related questions may be directed to Jon Stuckey, director of Development, at jstuckey@messiah.edu.

The Dept. of Dining Services has an opening for a full-time retail restaurant shift supervisor. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12939. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of Dining Services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

The Office of Development has an opening for a full-time regional advancement representative. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/13068. Job related questions may be directed to Jon Stuckey, director of Development, at jstuckey@messiah.edu. 

For rent:

For rent in Grantham. Available August 1. 4 bedroom house and 2 bedroom apartment for students, graduates, or family. Contact Dale Fogelsanger at dfogelsa@messiah.edu or 717-623-0735.

Free:

Approximately three dozen used golf balls of various colors. Contact Les Weiand, weiand@messiah.edu, ext. 2901, first floor of Old Main.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Adoption Benefit Concert

You are invited to enjoy “An Evening with The Cohens & Friends,” an adoption benefit concert for Melissa and Paul Cohen. The concert will be held at Grantham Church on Saturday, June 23 at 7 p.m. and will include a variety of musical styles, including classical, bluegrass, folk and rock. Admission is free. Contact mcohen@messiah.edu or visit http://cohenadoption.wordpress.com for more information.

 

May 31, 2018

May 31st, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you,

Do not fear; I will help you.

Isaiah 41:13

NEWS

Michael True, senior associate in the Career and Professional Development Center, has been selected as a contributor to the book, “International Internships: Mission, Methods, and Models.” It will be released in June at the Global Internship Conference. The title of his chapter is “Select Trends in Higher Education and Future Ideas.” The chapter covers the current state of higher education, required qualities in students, trends in experiential learning, future ideas and next steps.

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It is with pleasure that I announce the following moves and promotions within the Operations Division: Effective August 13, Heather Negley will move to the position of project coordinator, executive assistant for the vice president of operations. Concurrently, Jonathan Bert will be promoted to the director of conference and event services, and effective July 1, Derek Mauldin will be promoted to the sound, lighting and event coordinator as Jonathan’s replacement. Please congratulate these employees as you see or interact with them on campus.

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Niklas Hellgren, associate professor of physics, and Alex Sredenschek, a junior physics and mathematics major, recently attended the Mid Atlantic Chapter meeting of the American Vacuum Association at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Alex presented a poster (“Co-Sputtered ZnSe Thin Films”) of research he and senior physics major Hallie Miller, have conducted under the supervision of Dr. Hellgren. In a competition comprised entirely of graduate students from research universities like the University of Maryland, George Washington University, and the College of William and Mary, he won an honorable mention and a $50 cash prize. The poster can be viewed on the 3rd floor of Frey Hall.

MESSIAH 411

Mindful marketing tips: Did you know…

…that you can download your office’s official logos in black, blue and white and various file types? One is even specifically set up for embroidery. Please go to  www.messiah.edu/visualidentity and click on the Download Messiah College logos button on your left to download yours. You will need to log in to access this page.

Concert Choir tours Slovenia and Croatia

The Messiah College Concert Choir, conducted by Linda Tedford, will perform throughout Slovenia and Croatia from May 22 to 30. The choir will tour both countries, performing in various churches. They will also take part in a choral workshop. The Concert Choir has performed in Italy, Austria, Czech Republic and Ireland.

Save the Date

Join us on Saturday, June 16 at 6 p.m. for Messiah College Night at the Harrisburg Senators. Discounted tickets will be available for a specific section of the ballpark. More information to follow next week!

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Free:

Free to a good office: Messiah College yearbooks: large yearbook collection starting with 1922 and ending with 2013. There are about 12-15 missing years in that span. These are currently in my office and I need to find them a new home. I’d prefer for someone to take all of them rather than just individual copies. Contact Jonathan Bert at jbert@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Old Town Discovery Canoe for sale. 13 foot wide beam which is stable for fishing. Has center seat with oar locks as well as standard bow and stern seats. In good condition. $200 OBO. Contact Creta Bieber at cbieber@messiah.edu.

May 24, 2018

May 24th, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.

Colossians 2: 6-7

NEWS

Please join us for a reception in honor of Joanna Barnhouse from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Climenhaga Homestead on Thursday, May 24. Joanna will be departing Messiah College to become the director of development at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) in Washington, D.C. First as a student and then as an alum and employee, Joanna vibrantly reflected the mission of Messiah in her efforts at engaging a great many donors and friends to invest in the lives of our students. We are deeply grateful for her service to her alma mater and wish her the very best in her bright future.

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From the Office of the Provost

Congratulations to the following faculty members who have been approved for promotion, term-tenure, or term-tenure renewal effective August 1:

Term tenure and promotion from assistant professor to associate professor:

 Andrew Babyak, Department of Business

Carol Buckley, Department of Education

Jeffrey Erickson, Department of Biological Sciences

Erik Forst, Department of Music

Sarah Jones, Department of Nursing

Matthew Lewis, Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science

Carol McGinnis, Department of Graduate Studies: Counseling

Deedre Mitchell, Department of Graduate Studies: Counseling

Keith Quesenberry, Department of Business

David Tanis, Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science

Term tenure and promotion from associate professor to full professor:

David Dixon, Department of Communication

Promotion from associate professor to full professor:

Rachel Cornacchio, Department of Graduate Studies: Conducting

Richard Crane, Department of Biblical and Religious Studies

Michael Harcrow, Department of Music

John Harms, Department of Biological Sciences

David Pettegrew, Department of History

Brian Smith, Department of Biblical and Religious Studies 

Term-tenure renewal:

John Beaney, professor of modern languages

Erin Boyd-Soisson, professor of human development and family science

David Dzaka, professor of English

Jeffrey Erickson, assistant professor of biology and environmental science

Christine Forsythe, professor of art

Donald Forsythe, professor of art

David Foster, professor of biology and environmental science

Michael Harcrow, associate professor of music

Mary Holloway, assistant professor of communication

Joseph Huffman, professor of European history; distinguished professor 2015-2020

Scott Kieffer, professor of health and exercise physiology

James LaGrand, professor of American history

James Makowski, professor of biology

Nance McCown, associate professor of communication

Douglas Miller, professor of health and exercise science

David Owen, associate professor of computer science

Paul Rego, associate professor of politics

Gladys Robalino, associate professor of Spanish

Matthew Roth, professor of English

Wanda Thuma-McDermond, professor of nursing

Tymberley Whitesel, professor of theatre

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Joy Ellis, admissions event manager, has agreed to serve as the coordinator for student retention for the 2018-19 academic year. Joy has recently been considering a change to part-time status to accommodate some family goals, even as the retention position transitions to the Enrollment Management division as a result of Jim Sotherden’s pending retirement. In this role, Joy will report to John Chopka and work with the retention team, faculty and staff to identify and serve potentially at-risk students. She will start her new role on August 15. We appreciate Joy’s years of service to admissions and look forward to the contributions she will make as she focuses on helping students persist and succeed.

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Campus Climate Survey website posted

Thank you for your patience and participation in the Campus Climate Survey, seeking to measure prevalence of discrimination, harassment, and/or violence at Messiah College. You are welcome to view materials including results and follow-up information at the following website: https://www.messiah.edu/info/21066/assessment/3771/campus_climate_survey

Your Messiah College login information will be required to view any of the materials. These materials are not intended for distribution or publication outside the campus community, but have been provided for your own education and awareness as we seek to tackle issues of discrimination, harassment and violence.

Falcon Exchange student early arrival meal card deadline

Departments bringing students back early for athletic participation, work or volunteer assistance, etc. will need to complete an Early Arrival Card Request Form if you would like to provide meals to your students. The deadline to submit the form is July 15. Questions may be directed to falconexchange@messiah.edu or ext. 7213.

Falcon Exchange summer hours

The Falcon Exchange has implemented summer window hours effective Monday, May 21. Falcon Exchange will be open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. These summer hours are in effect through Friday, August 17. Answers to your questions may be available on our web page at: https://www.messiah.edu/info/22313/falcon_exchange. You may also contact Falcon Exchange by email at falconexchange@messiah.edu or phone at ext. 7245. We will return your email or phone call as soon as we are able.

Evaluation of Falcon Fitness Center usage

The opening year of the Falcon Fitness Center is coming to a close, and as promised, a team has come together to analyze the usage data and determine if we have the capacity to allow more constituents to have access to the Center. I am excited to report that since August 29, 2017 we’ve had over 118,000 total visits to our fitness center! On a busy day, we see over 1,000 people come through the front door. That is almost half the students who live on campus! Furthermore, the spring semester saw roughly 8,000 more total visits compared to the fall. Our hope is to continue to offer more programming and education to employees and students with the goal of seeing these numbers increase next year.

Given these high usage numbers our leadership team has determined that access to the Falcon Fitness Center will be limited to current undergraduate and graduate students, employees, employee’s spouses, and dependents of employees between the ages of 16-18. It has also been determined that retired employees will be given the opportunity to purchase a yearlong membership. Usage data will continue to be collected and analyzed with the goal of always offering our community the best services possible.

We want to highlight that the indoor track is open to alumni and community members according to the schedule posted on the doors. Over the summer, a predicted low usage time, memberships will be made available to the Falcon Fitness Center. For more information on these memberships follow the link: https://www.messiah.edu/info/22900/falcon fitness center/3801/summer access and memberships

Thank you and have a great summer!

Kevin Ogden, director of the Fitness Center

Mindful marketing tips: did you know

…that you can learn all about Messiah College’s visual identity and branding at our updated website: www.messiah.edu/visualidentity? You can now download your official logos, view the athletic logos and see anew brand marks for use in your publications.

Concert Choir tours Slovenia and Croatia

The Messiah College Concert Choir, conducted by Linda Tedford, will perform throughout Slovenia and Croatia from May 22 to 30. The choir will tour both countries, performing in various churches. They will also take part in a choral workshop. The Concert Choir has performed in Italy, Austria, Czech Republic and Ireland.

Summer group exercise classes at the Fitness Center

The Falcon Fitness Center will be offering a limited selection of group exercise classes this summer. Follow the link below or go on the Glofox App to purchase a class membership and book in! https://www.messiah.edu/info/22902/group_exercise_classes

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Job opportunities

The Admissions Office has an opening for a full-time admissions event manager. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12989. Job related questions may be directed to Sarah Wade, associate VP for enrollment management, at swade@messiah.edu.

The Oakes Museum has an opening for a full-time asst. director for collections and secondary education. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12999. Job related questions may be directed to Helena Cicero, interim director, at hcicero@messiah.edu.

FREE

Broyhill sofa in good condition. Blue check fabric is in good condition, cushions are getting soft. Free for the hauling. Call Bill at 717-253-5196.

Wanted:

Housing needed. Dr. Paul Putz has recently been hired for a one-year appointment to the history department. He and his family are seeking a 2+ bedroom house to rent in Mechanicsburg, Dillsburg or Camp Hill. One year rental commitment, beginning August 1. Please email paul.putz@gmail.com.

 

 

Thursday, May 17

May 17th, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you;

the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”

Numbers 6: 24-26 

NEWS

It is with sadness we share the news that College Press services coordinator, Carole Hutchinson, passed away Tuesday morning, May 15. Carole worked for Messiah for 15 years, encouraging countless students and employees while helping them place orders and manage print files. She will be greatly missed. Please join us in remembering her by carrying forward her compassion, gift for hospitality and her unconditional love.

For more information about Carole and the planned memorial service, please follow this link: http://malpezzifuneralhome.com/obituary/carole-hutchinson

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Tara Bowers Savarino, adjunct instructor of music, was recently selected to serve as a judge for the Music Theatre High School Men’s division of the National Association of Teachers of Singing National Auditions, being held in Las Vegas in June 2018. Mrs. Savarino viewed submissions by regional contestants competing to advance to the live final rounds, which will be held in conjunction with the 2018 NATS National Conference. In previous years, Mrs. Savarino has had three of her own private vocal students advance to the national round of NATS, with one being selected as a national finalist. She maintains a private voice studio in Mechanicsburg and teaches Applied Voice to Music Theatre and Commercial Music majors.

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Congratulations to Brian Menkis, studio art technician, and his wife, Naomi, as they welcome their baby girl born on Saturday, May 5. Cordelia Annette weighed 8 lbs. and was 20″ long. They are home and doing very well.

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Important reminder for faculty

Learning Technology Services would like to remind the faculty that it’s not too early to begin planning ahead. The 2018 Fall Semester work submission deadlines have been set. Please coordinate your needs for your courses with the deadline dates posted on the ITS Blog. Click on this link to review the deadlines: http://blogs.messiah.edu/its/archives/7810 Procedure review:

  1. Messiah faculty are notified of the semester work submission deadlines by Diane Hunsinger approximately 6-8 weeks before the materials are due. This allows ample time to obtain copyright clearance for course materials (if necessary) and production of your course pack at College Press.
  2. Faculty must complete the online course materials form located on the ITS blog at this link: http://www.messiah.edu/forms/form/331/en/use_of_copyrighted_course_materials. The online form allows you to enter/attach your copyright clearance requests, automatically creates the work requisition, and allows you to attach a PDF file of your course pack or lab manual.
  3. It is imperative that faculty who plan to sell a course pack/lab manual to students notify Aleisha Wildon, course materials manager, Campus Store and Textbook Express.
  4. VERY IMPORTANT: Following the deadlines allows ample time for production, ensures our students have a positive experience when purchasing and receiving their course materials, and the instructor has the assurance that their course pack is available for students to purchase before classes begin.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Diane Hunsinger at ext. 3895, dhunsing@messiah.edu or copyright@messiah.edu. Thank you for your cooperation.

Laptop tune-ups during May Development Week

It’s time for annual laptop tune-ups. This happens annually during May Development Week. Tune-ups take at least four hours to complete, and are completed on a first come, first served basis, so get your laptop in early! Tune-ups include spyware and malware scans and Windows updates as needed. Call the HelpDesk with questions or stop by Hoffman to off drop your laptop.

Family Weekend 2018

Please save the date for Family Weekend 2018, held September 21-23! The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs is in the beginning stages of collecting all events planned over that weekend. If your office, program area or club has plans for an event and would like to have it promoted in the Family Weekend postcard that is mailed to all undergraduate households this summer (as well as posted online), please contact Sheryl Scaramuzzino (sscaramuzzino@messiah.edu) by e-mail or phone (ext. 5240) by June 1. The 2018 Family Weekend schedule will be posted online by July 1 at www.messiah.edu/familyweekend. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We look forward to sharing this time of celebration our student families and campus community this fall!

Class of 2017 post-grad employment report now available

The Career and Professional Development Center is pleased to provide you with the newly released “First Destination” survey report for the Class of 2017 (https://www.messiah.edu/info/21119/career_outcomes). This report highlights employment and graduate school outcomes for 70% of our most recent graduating class. It’s important to note that this report focuses on destinations of alumni specifically within the first 6-9 months after graduation. To see more longitudinal data related to career outcomes, I invite you to visit the Messiah College page on LinkedIn. IMPORTANT NOTE: The Class of 2018 survey (http://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0V5l38dZFIsr8Tb) is now live and available to current seniors. Please encourage your students who have confirmed their plans to respond. If you have questions on information included in the attached report, please feel free to contact me or the coordinator of this survey, Abby Book, abook@messiah.edu.

Campus Climate Survey website posted

Thank you for your patience and participation in the Campus Climate Survey, seeking to measure prevalence of discrimination, harassment, and/or violence at Messiah College. You are welcome to view materials including results and follow-up information at the following website: https://www.messiah.edu/info/21066/assessment/3771/campus_climate_survey Your Messiah College login information will be required to view any of the materials. These materials are not intended for distribution or publication outside the campus community, but have been provided for your own education and awareness as we seek to tackle issues of discrimination, harassment and violence.

Summer driving hazards

Think icy and snowy roads create the most hazardous driving conditions? Think again! According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, summer months have more fatal car accidents than winter months! Why is summer driving so dangerous? • Summer storms and thunder showers can cause hazardous conditions for driving: slippery roads, hydroplaning, flash flooding, downed trees, even hail! • With school out, there are more teens on the road. Their lack of experience (and often lack of attention) can lead to more accidents. Teens are more likely to be involved in car accidents than any other age group. • There is more road congestion as families hit the highways for vacations. In addition, vacationing drivers are often traveling unfamiliar roads so they may be driving too slowly or making sudden stops and turns. • The chance for tire blowouts increases during hot weather as the air inside your tires expands from the heat. The chances of your engine overheating also increase when the weather is hot; if this happens, pull over to let it cool down. • Road construction increases during the summer resulting in delays, detours, and road rage. • More bicycles and motorcycles are on the road when the sun is shining. Because they are more difficult to see than other vehicles, you need to be alert for them at all times. • Children are outside playing more in the summer, increasing the chances of a child darting into the street and in front of your vehicle. • More people are walking and jogging which means you need to be alert for pedestrians, especially during early morning and evening hours when dark clothes make it more difficult to see them. • The sun’s bright glare can temporarily blind you if you aren’t wearing appropriate sunglasses. • And dehydration can be a very real safety concern on long drives if you don’t keep a bottle of water handy. Likewise, if you break down or are stranded for any length of time, you want to make sure you have water available, especially if you have young children with you. Don’t get careless with your driving because you don’t have to worry about black ice or bitter cold. Remember that summer driving has its own set of safety hazards!

Falcon Exchange student early arrival meal card deadline

Departments bringing students back early for athletic participation, work or volunteer assistance, etc. will need to complete an Early Arrival Card Request Form if you would like to provide meals to your students.  The deadline to submit the form is July 15.  Questions may be directed to falconexchange@messiah.edu or ext. 7213.

Reminder – Recognition Reception on Tuesday, May 22

Please join us on Tuesday, May 22, as we gather to celebrate the commitment of those employees who have reached significant service milestones. We thought it might be helpful to share how we determine who has reached service milestones, as we have not included this information recently in the Intercom. Employees who meet the following criteria are recognized: • Full-time and part-time employees • Employees who will reach a significant service year milestone (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, etc.) on or before September 15 of that year • Employees who are re-hired by the College will be credited with service years earned prior to an approved break in service • Temporary or occasional assignments are not considered when calculating service years This year’s Recognition Reception will be held from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Brubaker Auditorium. We will have a time of refreshments and fellowship until 11:30 a.m. with conveying of awards to follow. The list of employees to be honored can be viewed here. In addition to recognizing service milestones and retirements, we will also be announcing the recipients of performance awards. Another highlight will be a performance by the student musical group Seven. We hope to see you there! Please contact Kathy Castonguay, Human Resources and Compliance, with any questions.

FAN Golf Outing – Register Now

Limited Space – RESERVE YOUR SPOT! 9th Annual Messiah College FAN Golf Classic

Date: Monday, June 4

Where: Colonial Country Club, 4901 Linglestown Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17110

When: Registration: 7:30 a.m.

Shotgun start: 8:30 a.m.

Lunch: 1:30 p.m. If you would like to register as an individual golfer for the Golf Classic please complete and submit this registration form by Saturday, May 26. Submit checks payable to Messiah College by June 1. Your $125 individual registration fee includes one round of golf, golf cart privileges, outing giveaways, participation in on-course games, participation in all contests, refreshments and lunch. Checks (made payable to Messiah College) can be mailed to: Yonette Schneider Messiah College One College Avenue, Suite 3013 Mechanicsburg, PA, 17055

Falcon Exchange summer hours

The Falcon Exchange has implemented summer window hours effective Monday, May 21. Falcon Exchange will be open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. These summer hours are in effect through Friday, August 17. Answers to your questions may be available on our web page at: https://www.messiah.edu/info/22313/falcon_exchange. You may also contact Falcon Exchange by email at falconexchange@messiah.edu or phone at ext. 7245. We will return your email or phone call as soon as we are able.

Evaluation of Falcon Fitness Center usage

The opening year of the Falcon Fitness Center is coming to a close, and as promised a team has come together to analyze the usage data and determine if we have the capacity to allow more constituents to have access to the Center. I am excited to report that since August 29, 2017 we’ve had over 118,000 total visits to our fitness center! On a busy day we see over 1,000 people come through the front door, that’s almost half the students who live on campus! Furthermore, the spring semester saw roughly 8,000 more total visits compared to the fall. Our hope is to continue to offer more programming and education to employees and students with the goal of seeing these numbers increase next year.

Given these high usage numbers our leadership team has determined that access to the Falcon Fitness Center will be limited to current undergraduate and graduate students, employees, employee’s spouses, and dependents of employees between the ages of 16-18. It has also been determined that retired employees will be given the opportunity to purchase a yearlong membership. Usage data will continue to be collected and analyzed with the goal of always offering our community the best services possible.

We want to highlight that the indoor track is open to alumni and community members according to the schedule posted on the doors. Over the summer, a predicted low usage time, memberships will be made available to the Falcon Fitness Center. For more information on these memberships follow the link: https://www.messiah.edu/info/22900/falcon fitness center/3801/summer access and memberships

Thank you and have a great summer!

Kevin Ogden, director of the Fitness Center

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Job opportunities

The Office of Conference Services has an opening for a sound and lighting technician. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12955. Job related questions may be directed to Jonathan Bert at jbert@messiah.edu.

The Office of Student Affairs has an opening for a full-time athletic trainer. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12921. Job-related questions may be directed to Creta Bieber at cbieber@messiah.edu.

The Department of Dining Services has an opening for a full-time retail restaurant supervisor. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12939. Job related questions may be directed to Dan Campbell at dcampbell@messiah.edu.

The Murray Library has an opening for a full-time library administrative assistant. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12948. Job related questions may be directed to Bill Strausbaugh at bstrausba@messiah.edu

For sale

Charcoal smoker grill. Basic charcoal smoker, very lightly used. $25 Contact Dan Schmidt at dschmidt@messiah.edu.

Numerous items for sale. Steelers bedspread, pillow sham, bedskirt and matching curtain $45; ESP Ltd Electric Guitar with Peavey Audition 20 Amp $200 for set; L-shaped Desk $40; Leather top desk $20; Nordic Track Treadmill $75; Texsport Privacy Outdoor Camping Shower Shelter Tent $45. Pictures available from pseibert@messiah.edu.

Wanted

I am in need of a loving home for my pup. His name is Paco, 7 years old and full of energy. He loves to cuddle, wants a lot of attention and is great with children. For more information, please contact Wendy Perez at wperez@messiah.edu.

Grantham house available two weeks in July. House in Grantham available July 15-29 – no rent, in exchange for cat care and plant watering. Contact Janell Paris at jparis@messiah.edu.

Housing needed. Dr. Paul Putz has recently been hired for a one-year appointment to the history department. He and his family are seeking a 2+ bedroom house to rent in Mechanicsburg, Dillsburg or Camp Hill. One year rental commitment, beginning August 1. Please email paul.putz@gmail.com.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Grass Volleyball Triples Tournament

Love to play volleyball? Mechanicsburg boys’ volleyball team sponsors a triples grass volleyball tournament for all ages on June 2 at Memorial Park in Mechanicsburg. Pre-register until May 31 for $75 a team. Day of registration is $90. Check in at 8 a.m., games begin at 9 a.m. Forms for registration can be found on the mbgsd.org website under Parks and Recreation, volleyball. Contact Tina Keul (tkeul@messiah.edu) with any questions.

 

 

May 10, 2018

May 10th, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Roman 15:13

NEWS

The Department of Education and Teacher Education Program were well represented at the Partners for Connections in Education Conference in Cape May, New Jersey last week. Don Murk and VISTA Coordinator Kaitlyn Neuman ’17 talked about the VISTA project at Downey Elementary in Harrisburg in a seminar titled, “Parents as Partners through Transitioning Leadership.” Tina Keller and seniors Jessica Gallup and Kelsey Bechtel presented “Connecting College Students with Migrant Education Students through eSTEAM Saturdays.” “Co-Teaching as a Model for Student Teaching: A Win-Win Partnership” was presented by Jennifer Fisler and Julie McGill.

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Scott Hwang, assistant director of multicultural student programs, has accepted a new position as associate director of The Program on Intergroup Relations at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Scott has cared and advocated for our multicultural students since the fall of 2013. He chaired the committee for the Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations for the past five years and advises the Multicultural Council. Scott has led the efforts in inclusivity training across campus. His last day will be Friday, May 11.

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On Wednesday, May 3, College Press graphic designer Ashley Todd received a gold (first place) ACUP Award for her design of a marquee for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, printed last fall for the Theatre department. Ashley’s design was one of many entries received from college and university print shops around the country. The ACUP Award ceremony is held each May at the conclusion of the Association of College and University Printer’s annual three-day educational conference. This is Ashley’s second gold award this year. She received her first gold award from the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association back in March. Please join us in congratulating her on this exceptional accomplishment.

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Tara Bowers Savarino, adjunct instructor of music, was recently selected to serve as a judge for the Music Theatre High School Men’s division of the National Association of Teachers of Singing National Auditions, being held in Las Vegas in June 2018. Mrs. Savarino viewed submissions by regional contestants competing to advance to the live final rounds, which will be held in conjunction with the 2018 NATS National Conference. In previous years, Mrs. Savarino has had three of her own private vocal students advance to the national round of NATS, with one being selected as a national finalist. She maintains a private voice studio in Mechanicsburg and teaches Applied Voice to Music Theatre and Commercial Music majors.

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Fall 2018 early arrivals

If you plan to sponsor students for early arrival (before Sunday, Sept. 2), please complete the online early arrival request form or if you have a large group of students, please contact housing@messiah.edu for a spreadsheet to fill out and return by Wednesday, Aug. 1. The earliest students may return this year is Friday, Aug. 17, but we ask that you bring your students back as late as possible. Please note that the meal plan for returning students will not be active until Friday, Aug. 31 at lunch. If you need meal cards for the students you are bringing back early, please make these arrangements through the Falcon Exchange. There is no charge for students to stay on campus. However, any additions received between Thursday, Aug. 2–Aug. 16 will be charged $25/person and between Aug. 17–30 will be charged $50/person. Please contact Rhonda King at rking@messiah.edu with any questions.

Join us May 22 for the Employee Recognition Reception

Please join us on Tuesday, May 22 as we gather to celebrate the commitment of those employees who have reached significant service milestones. This year’s Employee Recognition Reception will be held from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Brubaker Auditorium. We will enjoy lunch refreshments and fellowship until 11:30 a.m. A performance by the student group Seven and conveying of awards will follow. The list of employees to be honored can be viewed HERE. In addition to recognizing service milestones, we will announce the recipients of the 2018 Performance Awards. We hope you join us!

Laptop tune-ups during May Development Week

It’s time for annual laptop tune-ups. This happens annually during May Development Week. Tune-ups take at least four hours to complete, and are completed on a first come, first served basis, so get your laptop in early! Tune-ups include spyware and malware scans and Windows updates as needed. Call the HelpDesk with questions or stop by Hoffman to off drop your laptop.

Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement information for employees

School of Graduate Studies Commencement, Saturday, May 12, 11 a.m., Parmer Hall, High Center for Worship and Performing Arts

Schedule and details

  • The full schedule for the 2018 Commencement Ceremony for the School of Graduate Studies is posted online at edu/gradcommencement. This website will also provide a live video stream of the Commencement ceremony.
  • Members of the Graduate Studies faculty should have already received information from the Provost’s Office regarding their participation in Commencement. Faculty, staff and administrators who are participating in the Commencement ceremony itself will soon receive a memo regarding their role in the ceremony from the Commencement Committee.

Parking

Parking lots ZZ (between the High Center/Old Main and surrounding Old Main) and VV (visitor’s lot) will be the primary guest parking lots for this event. Note: there are no reserved employee parking passes issued for this event. Employees should follow the directions of parking personnel when they arrive on campus.

  • Employee lot ZZ will be closed all day on Friday, May 11 to allow for setup for the outdoor graduate reception. Employees who are assigned to this lot may park along the railroad tracks or in the visitor’s lot VV. 
  • Please be aware that there is no creek access or parking available in Starry Field parking lot on Saturday, May 12.

If you have any questions regarding the School of Graduate Studies Commencement, please contact Carla Gross, co-chair of the Commencement Committee, at ext. 6940 or cgross@messiah.edu .

Undergraduate Commencement: Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19

Schedule and details

The 2018 Undergraduate Commencement weekend schedule of events is posted online at www.messiah.edu/UGcommencement. This year, this website will also provide a link to the live video stream of the Commencement ceremony. Members of the Community of Educators should have already received information from the Provost’s Office regarding their participation in Commencement weekend. Faculty, staff and administrators who are participating in the Commencement ceremony itself will soon receive an email memo regarding their role in the ceremony from the Commencement Committee.

If you have any questions regarding Commencement, please contact Carla Gross, co-chair of the Commencement Committee, at ext. 6940 or cgross@messiah.edu.

Baccalaureate service/reception parking

  • Prior to the Baccalaureate service and reception, traffic personnel will direct guests to designated parking areas on campus. College employees do not receive reserved parking for Baccalaureate.
  • The Department of Safety asks that all guests walk from where traffic control personnel direct you to park. (Shuttle service is not provided Friday evening.)
  • To avoid safety hazards, please do not stop in the middle of the roadway to drop off your party. If you have questions regarding parking or drop-off locations for guests with a disability, please contact Events Officer Liz Williams at ext. 3984.
  • Please note that Baccalaureate is a ticketed event; see the Commencement web site for details.

Commencement day parking

Employee parking

  • Members of the Community of Educators and other employees who are marching in the processional or participating in the Commencement ceremony will receive a reserved parking pass via campus mail. Employees MUST show their parking pass to traffic control personnel upon entering campus to be directed to their designated reserved parking areas. All other employees who will be working the Commencement ceremony should ask their supervisor where their designated parking area will be that day.
  • Members of the COE and other employees coming to campus that morning should use the Mill Road/South Entrance in order to avoid congestion with visitor traffic.
  • Due to the significantly increased volume of traffic on campus for Commencement, the Department of Safety strongly encourages all employees to arrive on campus no later than 8:15 a.m. in order to alleviate being delayed in traffic, and to assist that they are directed to their reserved parking areas on campus. It is also extremely important to follow all parking direction and instruction from safety personnel while entering and leaving campus, as traffic conditions can change quickly and officers are not able to stop traffic flow to have conversation with individual drivers.
  • An important reminder—employees are not permitted to schedule vendor visits, pick-ups or deliveries on the day of Commencement as it interferes with the increased and altered traffic flow on campus that day.

Guest parking

Any questions regarding parking for Commencement weekend may be directed to Events Officer Liz Williams at ext. 3984. 

Family Weekend 2018

Please save the date for Family Weekend 2018, held September 21-23! The office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs is in the beginning stages of collecting all events planned over that weekend. If your office, program area or club has plans for an event and would like to have it promoted in the Family Weekend postcard that is mailed to all undergraduate households this summer (as well as posted online), please contact Sheryl Scaramuzzino (sscaramuzzino@messiah.edu) by e-mail or phone (ext. 5240) by June 1. The 2018 Family Weekend schedule will be posted online by July 1 at www.messiah.edu/familyweekend. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We look forward to sharing this time of celebration our student families and campus community this fall!

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Job opportunities

The Office of Student Affairs has an opening for a full-time assistant director of multicultural programs. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12874. Job related questions may be directed to Kris Hansen-Kieffer, vice provost and dean of students, at khansen@messiah.edu.

For sale

Thiery Cabinet Grand Piano: Good Condition. Asking $100. Plays well. Buyer needs to move the piano. Contact Erik Lindquist at elindquist@messiah.edu.

Charcoal smoker grill. Basic charcoal smoker, very lightly used. $25 Contact Dan Schmidt at dschmidt@messiah.edu.

Wanted

I am in need of a loving home for my pup. His name is Paco, 7 years old and full of energy. He loves to cuddle, wants a lot of attention and is great with children. For more information, please contact Wendy Perez at wperez@messiah.edu

Grantham house available two weeks in July. House in Grantham available July 15-29 – no rent, in exchange for cat care and plant watering. Contact Janell Paris at jparis@messiah.edu.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Grass Volleyball Triples Tournament

Love to play volleyball? Mechanicsburg boys’ volleyball team sponsors a triples grass volleyball tournament for all ages on June 2 at Memorial Park in Mechanicsburg. Pre-register until May 31 for $75 a team. Day of registration is $90. Check in at 8 a.m., games begin at 9 a.m. Forms for registration can be found on the mbgsd.org website under Parks and Recreation, volleyball. Contact Tina Keul (tkeul@messiah.edu) with any questions.

 

Thursday, May 3

May 3rd, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

John 14:27

NEWS

Dean Curry, the first and only director of the College Honors Program (CHP) since its inception in 1997, has announced his planned retirement at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year. Dr. Curry joined Messiah College in 1980 and has been serving as a politics professor for 38 years! Dean and his wife, Jean, plan to relocate to South Carolina. Please come and help celebrate Dean’s years of service and to wish him well on Monday, May 7 from noon to 2 p.m. In Howe Atrium (Boyer Hall). A drop-in reception with light lunch is planned beginning at noon; there will be a brief program to honor Dean beginning at 1:30 p.m. You are invited to send reminiscences, photos, memorabilia or simply your good wishes for a memory book that is being assembled. These may be sent to Sommer Keller, Messiah College, One College Ave., Suite 3018, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, or dropped off at the reception. Email submissions are welcome as well at skeller@messiah.edu.

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Dr. Damian Savarino, associate professor of music in the Department of Music, made his seventh solo appearance at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Dr. Savarino sang the bass solos in Mozart’s REQUIEM on April 22 with the New York City Chamber Orchestra and Manhattan Concert Productions, under the baton of Dr. Jeffrey Douma (Yale University).

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The School of School of Science, Engineering and Health invites you to a celebration in honor of the retirement of Sandy Bush, Gary Emberger, Eileen Gardner, Pam Linstedt, Lamarr Widmer and Nancy Woods. The retirement reception will be held on Wednesday, May 9 from 12:30 to 2:30p.m. in the Jordan Lounge. Sandy Bush, senior lecturer in Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science has served faithfully for 35 years. Gary Emberger has blessed our campus with 36 years of dedicated vocation in biology. Eileen Gardner has served students as the patient simulation laboratory assistant and coordinator since the beginning of the undergraduate nursing program, 33 years ago! Associate Professor Pam Linstedt has been with the Department of Nursing for 22 years. Lamarr Widmer has taught math for three decades in the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Statistics. For ten years, Nancy Woods has served in both the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. We invite you to attend and join us in celebrating the accomplishments of these fine educators.

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Please join us for a reception honoring Dr. Nancy J. Patrick, on Thursday, May 3, from 4 – 6 p.m. in Howe Atrium. Nancy will retire this summer after 16 years of service at the College. Please join us as we celebrate her many years at Messiah.

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Dr. Roseann Sachs, professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been appointed to the American Chemical Society’s committee for the development of the national 2020 Organic Chemistry Examination of the ACS, through the ACS Division of Chemical Education Examinations Institute. Appointment to this committee is a significant recognition of stature in the chemistry education community.

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School of the Humanities summer academic camps

This summer, the School of the Humanities will hold three academic camps. FaithWorks@MessiahCollege  is a unique summer experience connecting faith and service. This camp will be held on July 8 – 14 and is open to high school students. Their website is http://www.messiah.edu/info/22711/faithworks

The Young Filmmakers Workshop will be held on June 24 – 29. This camp will provide college-level filmmaking skills for students in rising grades 10-12. Students will leave with an understanding of how to be a writer, director, actor, cinematographer and editor. To learn more about this camp, visit their website http://www.messiah.edu/filmmakersworkshop.

The Young Writers Workshop will be held July 8 – 12 and offers intensive courses in creative writing taught by published faculty and writers. We accept students in rising grades 9-12. To learn more about this workshop, visit the website at http://www.messiah.edu/writersworkshop

All three workshops offer scholarships, but there is a deadline to have your application in for the scholarship. Each camp has their own individual deadline, so please check out the websites and apply now! The Young Writers and the Young Filmmakers also offer a 5% discount to all Messiah employees. You can receive the discount with your ID number when you register.

Fall 2018 early arrivals

If you plan to sponsor students for early arrival (before Sunday, Sept. 2), please complete the online early arrival request form or if you have a large group of students, please contact housing@messiah.edu for a spreadsheet to fill out and return by Wednesday, Aug. 1. The earliest students may return this year is Friday, Aug. 17, but we ask that you bring your students back as late as possible. Please note that the meal plan for returning students will not be active until Friday, Aug. 31 at lunch. If you need meal cards for the students you are bringing back early, please make these arrangements through the Falcon Exchange. There is no charge for students to stay on campus. However, any additions received between Thursday, Aug. 2–Aug. 16 will be charged $25/person and between Aug. 17–30 will be charged $50/person. Please contact Rhonda King at rking@messiah.edu with any questions.

Move-in day 2018; volunteers needed

New student orientation and move-in day will be Friday, Aug. 31 and the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs is in need of volunteers to serve during move-in day 2018. Volunteers are needed in 3-hour time slots to help move new students into their residence halls on Friday, Aug. 31. You can choose a shift of 9 a.m. – noon, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. or noon-3 p.m. You will receive a free t-shirt. Please know that lifting and walking stairs is required. If you are interested and available to serve in this capacity, please contact Sheryl Scaramuzzino at silp@messiah.edu with your availability for that day and t-shirt size by May 31. We look forward to serving with you and thank you in advance for your time and help!

Make change happen. Choose here!

Did you know that Messiah College purchased over 100,000 compostable to-go containers in the fall 2017 semester? That is a lot of waste, both in terms of resources and meal plan dollars. What if there was a better way? What if clicking ‘here’ rather than “to go” on the order screen actually meant something? What if students could reduce their impact on the environment AND save a little money? Every time you choose ‘for here’, you are taking a small step towards a more sustainable future. When a campus community begins taking small steps together, those steps can add up to big change. Beginning Thursday, April 26, when you get your order “for here”, you will receive a $0.25 discount on your order. All you need to do is click “for here” when placing your order in The Falcon or Union Café. The discount will be taken at the register. The discount applies equally to ALL payment types (cash, credit, dining dollars, employee meal plan, etc.).

Important reminder for faculty

Learning Technology Services would like to remind the faculty that it’s not too early to begin planning ahead. The 2018 Fall Semester work submission deadlines have been set. Please coordinate your needs for your courses with the deadline dates posted on the ITS Blog. Click on this link to review the deadlines: http://blogs.messiah.edu/its/archives/7810 Procedure review:

  1. Messiah faculty are notified of the semester work submission deadlines by Diane Hunsinger approximately 6-8 weeks before the materials are due. This allows ample time to obtain copyright clearance for course materials (if necessary) and production of your course pack at College Press.
  2. Faculty must complete the online course materials form located on the ITS blog at this link: http://www.messiah.edu/forms/form/331/en/use_of_copyrighted_course_materials. The online form allows you to enter/attach your copyright clearance requests, automatically creates the work requisition, and allows you to attach a PDF file of your course pack or lab manual.
  3. It is imperative that faculty who plan to sell a course pack/lab manual to students notify Aleisha Wildon, course materials manager, Campus Store and Textbook Express.
  4. VERY IMPORTANT: Following the deadlines allows ample time for production, ensures our students have a positive experience when purchasing and receiving their course materials, and the instructor has the assurance that their coursepack is available for students to purchase before classes begin.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Diane Hunsinger at ext. 3895, dhunsing@messiah.edu or copyright@messiah.edu. Thank you for your cooperation.

College Guitar Ensemble presents concert

The Messiah College Guitar Ensemble, directed by Randall Zwally, will present a concert on Saturday May 5, at 1:30 p.m. in the High Foundation Recital Hall. Since it will be held on “Cinco de Mayo” we will be including several Latin American pieces. The concert will also include classical guitar, bluegrass (with banjo), blues (with improvisation and resophonic guitar), Irish tunes, Christian hymns and much more. Admission is free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!

Join us May 22 for the Employee Recognition Reception

Please join us on Tuesday, May 22, as we gather to celebrate the commitment of those employees who have reached significant service milestones. This year’s Employee Recognition Reception will be held from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Brubaker Auditorium. We will enjoy lunch refreshments and fellowship until 11:30 a.m. A performance by the student group Seven and conveying of awards will follow. The list of employees to be honored can be viewed HERE. In addition to recognizing service milestones, we will announce the recipients of the 2018 Performance Awards. We hope you join us!

Summer Flex-Time Program 2018

Beginning on Monday, May 21, the College will again permit the use of summer flexible work arrangements. Implementation of a Summer Flex-Time Program is at the discretion of division executives and directors and requires approval in advance from the appropriate dean, provost or vice president.  If you plan to allow flexible work arrangements this summer, please meet with your teams to discuss.

In work units that generally operate an eight-hour traditional day schedule, Monday through Friday, the Summer Flex-Time Program will permit employees to work for nine hours on four days of the work week, in order to allow for a four-hour day on the fifth day of the work week.  In other units, where work requires employees to be available in the early morning, throughout the evening, and/or on weekends, supervisors may adopt work schedules unique to the respective unit (though consistent with federal standards and regulations for documenting and paying for hours worked).

With the approval of the division executive, work units can design flexible work arrangements that fit the needs of the unit as long as they meet the following criteria:

  1. In every case, a flexible schedule must assure adequate maintenance of the unit’s work responsibilities.
  2. Work units that adopt a Summer Flex-Time Program are required to maintain coverage of essential services for each day of the work week.
  3. Offices with significant contact with students, College guests, and/or off-campus audiences should provide phone coverage and basic office support for all 40 hours of the traditional work week.
  4. A supervisor has every right to limit the number of people who can participate in the flexible work arrangements each week so as to ensure adequate coverage.
  5. Unless the work unit is part of Operations, official work days may not begin before 7 a.m. or end after 6 p.m. Operations may employ different scheduling so as to meet the needs of the unit as long as it is approved by both the appropriate director and the vice president.
  6. Employees must include at least a 30-minute lunch period in each nine-hour day.
  7. Supervisors must approve all arrangements in advance.  Employees must coordinate their individual work plans with their supervisors and receive approval accordingly.
  8. When employees take time off, the sum of all hours reported in a week (regular hours, vacation hours, sick hours, etc.) must equal 40 hours. If an employee worked a 9-hour day during a week in which he/she plans to take vacation, the vacation charged should be less than 8 hours.
  9. For the purposes of overtime calculations, please remember that vacation is no longer included in the calculation per the recent policy changes.
  10. Holiday pay for Memorial Day and July 4 will be 8 hours regardless of revised schedules. Employees on revised schedules who would otherwise work more than 8 hours on those days will need to add the additional hours elsewhere during the weeks of May 28 – June 1 and July 2 – July 6.
  11. The Summer Flex-Time Program may be implemented the week beginning on Monday, May 21, 2018 and may extend as late as Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Again, this is dependent upon the needs of each department and the resulting schedules.  There may units across campus for which flexible work arrangements are simply not possible because of summer demands.

Additional guidelines may need to be established by individual work units in order to allow for an orderly and effective implementation of the summer flex-time practice.  In particular, work units that traditionally work beyond the traditional day schedule will develop guidelines appropriate for the requirements of that work unit.  In every case, plans for flexible work arrangements should be reviewed by the appropriate dean or provost/ vice president.

Business casual

In work units that do not require a standard uniform or dress code, it may be acceptable to implement a business casual dress code for the summer when meetings and appointments do not preclude doing so. It should be noted that business casual is a comfortably relaxed version of classic business attire with no sacrifice of professionalism. It should not be confused with beach or picnic attire. Shorts, t-shirts, jeans and flip-flops are not appropriate for the office.  If the attire currently worn is business casual, this is not an opportunity to dress even more casually.

Questions and suggestions about the Summer Flex-Time Program should be directed to the Office of Human Resources and Compliance and/or the senior administrator responsible for the respective work unit.

Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement information for employees

School of Graduate Studies Commencement, Saturday, May 12, 11 a.m., Parmer Hall, High Center for Worship and Performing Arts

Schedule and details

  • The full schedule for the 2018 Commencement Ceremony for the School of Graduate Studies is posted online at edu/gradcommencement. This website will also provide a live video stream of the Commencement ceremony.
  • Members of the Graduate Studies faculty should have already received information from the Provost’s Office regarding their participation in Commencement. Faculty, staff and administrators who are participating in the Commencement ceremony itself will soon receive a memo regarding their role in the ceremony from the Commencement Committee.

Parking

Parking lots ZZ (between the High Center/Old Main and surrounding Old Main) and VV (visitor’s lot) will be the primary guest parking lots for this event. Note: there are no reserved employee parking passes issued for this event. Employees should follow the directions of parking personnel when they arrive on campus.

  • Employee lot ZZ will be closed all day on Friday, May 11 to allow for setup for the outdoor graduate reception. Employees who are assigned to this lot may park along the railroad tracks or in the visitor’s lot VV. 
  • Please be aware that there is no creek access or parking available in Starry Field parking lot on Saturday, May 12.

If you have any questions regarding the School of Graduate Studies Commencement, please contact Carla Gross, co-chair of the Commencement Committee, at ext. 6940 or cgross@messiah.edu .

Undergraduate Commencement: Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19

Schedule and details

The 2018 Undergraduate Commencement weekend schedule of events is posted online at www.messiah.edu/UGcommencement. This year, this website will also provide a link to the live video stream of the Commencement ceremony. Members of the Community of Educators should have already received information from the Provost’s Office regarding their participation in Commencement weekend. Faculty, staff and administrators who are participating in the Commencement ceremony itself will soon receive an email memo regarding their role in the ceremony from the Commencement Committee.

If you have any questions regarding Commencement, please contact Carla Gross, co-chair of the Commencement Committee, at ext. 6940 or cgross@messiah.edu.

Baccalaureate service/reception parking

  • Prior to the Baccalaureate service and reception, traffic personnel will direct guests to designated parking areas on campus. College employees do not receive reserved parking for Baccalaureate.
  • The Department of Safety asks that all guests walk from where traffic control personnel direct you to park. (Shuttle service is not provided Friday evening.)
  • To avoid safety hazards, please do not stop in the middle of the roadway to drop off your party. If you have questions regarding parking or drop-off locations for guests with a disability, please contact Events Officer Liz Williams at ext. 3984.

Commencement day parking

Employee parking

  • Members of the Community of Educators and other employees who are marching in the processional or participating in the Commencement ceremony will receive a reserved parking pass via campus mail. Employees MUST show their parking pass to traffic control personnel upon entering campus to be directed to their designated reserved parking areas. All other employees who will be working the Commencement ceremony should ask their supervisor where their designated parking area will be that day.
  • Members of the COE and other employees coming to campus that morning should use the Mill Road/South Entrance in order to avoid congestion with visitor traffic.
  • Due to the significantly increased volume of traffic on campus for Commencement, the Department of Safety strongly encourages all employees to arrive on campus no later than 8:15 a.m. in order to alleviate being delayed in traffic, and to assist that they are directed to their reserved parking areas on campus. It is also extremely important to follow all parking direction and instruction from safety personnel while entering and leaving campus, as traffic conditions can change quickly and officers are not able to stop traffic flow to have conversation with individual drivers.
  • An important reminder—employees are not permitted to schedule vendor visits, pick-ups or deliveries on the day of Commencement as it interferes with the increased and altered traffic flow on campus that day.

Guest parking

Any questions regarding parking for Commencement weekend may be directed to Events Officer Liz Williams at ext. 3984. 

Fiscal year-end information

Messiah College’s fiscal year ends June 30. Attached are a fiscal year-end processing checklist and calendar to support department efforts in recording charges to the respective fiscal year. Departments are encouraged to review FY18 financial activity and submit identified journal voucher/transfer requests to accounting@messiah.edu. Purchase requests for FY18 may be submitted through Thursday, June 14. FY18 will be closed to prepare for year-end processing and audit on Wednesday, July 18.

The period of delivery generally determines the fiscal year to which a purchase is to be charged.

• Goods and services received on or before June 30 represent FY18 charges.

• Goods and services received on or after July 1 represent FY19 charges.

We are available to assist with questions regarding the College’s Fiscal Year-End Close Schedule via email to accounting@messiah.edu. Additionally, the Accounting Office is offering a fiscal year end information session:

• Monday, May 14: 9 – 10:30 a.m. Larsen LSU 237

Annual Amani Bead Spring Sale

Monday, May 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Tuesday, May 8 9 a.m. -6 p.m. (please note our late hours on Tuesday!)

Eisenhower Commons

Mother’s Day and graduation are just around the corner: celebrate the mothers and graduates in your life by giving great gifts that give back.  Or you might want to just reward yourself!

Necklaces, bracelets, bookmarks, key chains, Kenyan market items and more!

As always, all proceeds support New Life Homes in Kenya.

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities

The School of the Humanities has an opening for a part-time digital Harrisburg project manager. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12839. Job related questions may be directed to David Pettegrew, Associate Professor of History, at dpettegrew@messiah.edu.

The Dept. of Athletics has an opening for an assistant men’s lacrosse coach/administrative coordinator and recruiter. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12815. Job related questions may be directed to Jack Cole, Executive Director of Athletics, at jcole@messiah.edu.

For rent

Sarasota, Florida Condo. Enjoy the fantastic golf course views from the screened lanai of this ground floor, 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo. Condo complex offers 2 heated swimming pools. Located amid the lush surroundings of The Meadows Golf and Country Club that features 3 golf courses, tennis courts and over 13 miles of walking trails. Close to the new University Town Center Mall, I-75, dining, shopping and the gulf coasts finest beaches. Contact Brad Markley at bmarkley@messiah.edu for information.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

3v3 Basketball Tournament

Time to dust off your sneakers and hit the basketball court! The “Battle in the ‘Burg” 3v 3 basketball tournament will be held on May 19 at Memorial Park. Divisions are available for current 3rd graders through adults. The event benefits the Mechanicsburg Basketball Boosters. This is a great way to have fun and support the Mechanicsburg Basketball program! Follow the link below to register your team of 3 and take on the competition! Click Here to Register Please send any questions to BattleInMechanicsburg@gmail.com or Ruth Nutt at rnutt@messiah.edu.

 

 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

April 26th, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

 

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

James 5:16

NEWS

Dr. Nancy J. Patrick, director of the graduate program in education and professor of special education, plans to retire from Messiah College during the summer of 2018. Dr. Patrick joined the Messiah College family in the fall of 2002 when she was hired to write and lead the first Messiah College Pennsylvania Special Education certification teacher education program within the Department of Education. For the following nine years she continued to work in the undergraduate program, until 2011, when she was asked to co-author with Dr. Jenn Fisler the graduate program in education. Since that time, she has lead the graduate program with grace and enthusiasm as she works with teachers at the graduate level, always striving to improve the learning experience for every student—her own students, and their students in turn. Dr. Patrick will take her years of experience and the joy she finds in helping others to her own private practice that she plans to open soon. There she will work to support individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families. Please join us as we wish her well and celebrate her years of service at a reception on Thursday, May 3, from 4 – 6 p.m. in Howe Atrium.

Please join us for a reception honoring Linda Tedford, Wednesday, May 2, from 2 – 4 p.m. in Steinbrecher Atrium in the High Center. Linda will retire this spring after 24 years as director of choral activities at Messiah. Linda has received significant recognition as a leader in the choral field, and has contributed in many important ways to both the music program and Messiah as a whole. Please help us celebrate her many years at Messiah!

Senior biology major Samuel Stambaugh presented a talk entitled “Cryopreservation of Human Erythrocytes for Laboratory Culture of Plasmodium falciparum” to the annual spring meeting of the Helminthological Society of Washington held at the Penn State York campus on Saturday, April 14. Given in response to a personal invitation by the meeting organizer who had heard Sam speak at the recent Pennsylvania Academy of Science meeting, the talk described results from an ongoing senior research project that Sam and collaborator Nicole Clemente are conducting under the direction of Dr. Larry Mylin (biological sciences, Messiah College). In recognition of his outstanding talk, Sam was awarded with the society’s Judith Humphrey Shaw Undergraduate Award. This local project supports ongoing malaria research efforts in Macha, Zambia that are guided by Phil Thuma ’70.

Dr. David Kline will present “A Joint Spatial Model of Opioid Associated Deaths and Treatment Admissions in Ohio” on Thursday, April 26, from 5 – 6 p.m. in Frey 110 (Alexander Auditorium). Dr. Kline is a Messiah alumnus with a Ph.D. in biostatistics from The Ohio State University. He is currently a research scientist at The Ohio State University in the Department of Biomedical Informatics Center for Biostatistics. He was the inaugural recipient of the American Statistical Association’s Lester R. Curtin Award in 2013. David is married to Jennifer Martin who is a Messiah alumna (biology).

Keith Quesenberry recently had an article published about social media and how social media marketing is a lot tougher with trust in social medial plunging. Read the article here: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/311910

 

Dr. Damian Savarino, associate professor of music in the Department of Music, made his seventh solo appearance at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Dr. Savarino sang the bass solos in Mozart’s REQUIEM on April 22 with the New York City Chamber Orchestra and Manhattan Concert Productions, under the baton of Dr. Jeffrey Douma (Yale University).

The In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) has announce the winners of their annual achievement awards and Messiah College Press has been awarded the 2018 IPMA Organizational Impact Award. The Press has earned this award because of a collaborative effort made between Sr. Graphic Designer Ashley Todd and members of our Department of Human Resources and Compliance surrounding the production of a valuable resource brochure for those responding to sexual violence in our campus community. Ashley met a challenging topic with a new approach by presenting the information in an inviting, creative way, while also being sensitive to use imagery that did not trigger a traumatic response within a victim of violence. The imagery selected was inspired by the verse: “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it (John 1:5),” with the goal of bringing hope to such a difficult situation. IPMA is the largest association of in-plant printing and mailing professionals. They boast 700 members from all industry segments including higher education, K-12, government, manufacturing, finance, insurance, faith-based, corporate and health care. The IPMA awards serve to recognize print and mail centers for outstanding contributions related to non-production activities within their parent organizations. The award winners will be honored at IPMA’s annual conference, June 10-14, in Costa Mesa, California.

After serving Messiah for nearly 19 years, Registrar Jim Sotherden has lived by “make the right decision for the right reason.”  Over the past seven years, Jim has also served as the coordinator of student retention—the first in Messiah’s history.  Always looking for ways to improve the quality of work while providing the highest level of customer service, Jim has sought out ways to leverage technology to assist the campus in improving its processes. Now that Jim is retiring, he and Joan can devote more time to their granddaughter and cheer on the Orange to victory. Please come and help celebrate Jim’s years of service and wish him well on Monday, April 30, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Howe Atrium, Boyer Hall.  Light refreshments will be served and there will be a brief program at 12:30 p.m.

MESSIAH 411:

Key return information

This is a reminder from Key Services that any keys you hold and no longer need should be returned to Key Services in the Lenhert maintenance building before the end of the spring semester. The Lenhert front office is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Also, if you are a supervisor to students in work study positions, internships, etc., please remind your students that their keys need to be returned prior to their departure for summer (no later than May 18). It is the supervisor’s responsibility to ensure the students turn in their keys before leaving campus. Failure to do so will result in the department being charged the associated fines. Any keys – regardless of whether they are held by employees or students – are subject to a minimum $75 fee per key if they are not returned and/or lost. Please contact Jen Peachey in Key Services at keyservices@messiah.edu if you have questions about keys. Thank you for your cooperation.

School of Science, Engineering and Health Symposium

The 15th Annual Symposium of the School of Science, Engineering and Health will be held on Friday, May 4 in Frey, Jordan and Kline academic buildings. More than 150 students from within the school will participate in oral and poster presentations in sessions that are scheduled throughout the day. A detailed schedule and program is available on the Symposium website at: http://www.messiah.edu/seh/symposium Celebrate the work, creativity and innovation reflected in the rich and diverse variety of oral and poster presentations. Many presentations will describe basic or applied research projects and represent the culmination of months (or years) of effort by graduating seniors. A number of presentations will highlight how talents and resources are being used to address needs in the developing world. Plan to join us to celebrate the accomplishments of the students!

Important film on refugee crisis, with live Q&A with Chinese artist-activist director

The film “Human Flow” is a powerful documentary about the modern refugee crisis by one of the most well-known contemporary Chinese artists and activists. Ai WeiWei’s art has been exhibited in major museums around the world and he himself has been imprisoned for his highly critical stance on Chinese human rights. The film, captured over the course of a year in 23 countries, follows a chain of refugees’ stories that stretches through Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Greece, Iraq, Kenya, Mexico, Turkey, Germany and France. After the screening, attendees will have the special opportunity to participate in a live webcast Q&A with Ai WeiWei himself. Join us this Sunday, April 29, at 2:30 p.m. in Parmer Cinema for this free screening and live webcast Q&A. Hosted by the Messiah College Galleries at the School of the Arts and Murray Library. Here’s a trailer to watch and share: https://vimeo.com/241594135

Move-in day 2018 ; volunteers needed

New student orientation and move-in day will be Friday, Aug. 31 and the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs is in need of volunteers to serve during move-in day 2018. Volunteers are needed in 3-hour time slots to help move new students into their residence halls on Friday, Aug. 31. You can choose a shift of 9 a.m. – noon, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. or noon-3 p.m. You will receive a free t-shirt. Please know that lifting and walking stairs is required. If you are interested and available to serve in this capacity, please contact Sheryl Scaramuzzino at silp@messiah.edu with your availability for that day and t-shirt size by May 31. We look forward to serving with you and thank you in advance for your time and help!

Make change happen. Choose here!

Did you know that Messiah College purchased over 100,000 compostable to-go containers in the fall 2017 semester? That is a lot of waste, both in terms of resources and meal plan dollars. What if there was a better way? What if clicking ‘here’ rather than “to go” on the order screen actually meant something? What if students could reduce their impact on the environment AND save a little money? Every time you choose ‘for here’, you are taking a small step towards a more sustainable future. When a campus community begins taking small steps together, those steps can add up to big change. Beginning Thursday, April 26, when you get your order “for here”, you will receive a $0.25 discount on your order. All you need to do is click “for here” when placing your order in The Falcon or Union Café. The discount will be taken at the register. The discount applies equally to ALL payment types (cash, credit, dining dollars, employee meal plan, etc.).

Open enrollment begins soon 

Monday, May 7, 2018 – Wednesday, May 31, 2018

Messiah College offers eligible employees a comprehensive and valuable benefits program. Open Enrollment is the period in which eligible employees have the opportunity to enroll or change their options for health and welfare benefits. The changes you make during Open Enrollment will be effective July 1, 2018.

EVERYONE WILL BE REQUIRED TO ACTIVELY CHOOSE THEIR BENEFITS THIS YEAR. YOUR BENEFITS WILL NOT AUTOMATICALLY ROLL OVER TO THE NEW YEAR. 

The process to elect your benefits is changing this year so it is very important to attend an Open Enrollment meeting. The meetings will provide valuable details on upcoming changes to your benefits and the process to choose your benefits. The meetings will also provide you the opportunity to ask questions.

It is very important to take the time to educate yourself about the changes to your benefit plans by attending one of the meetings listed below so you are able to choose the best coverage for you and your family.

 DATE  DAY  LOCATION  TIME
 05/07/2018  Monday  Parmer Cinema  10:30-11:30 a.m.
 05/08/2018  Tuesday  Parmer Cinema  2 – 3 p.m.
 05/16/2018  Wednesday  Parmer Cinema  2 – 3 p.m.
 05/17/2018

EVENING MEETING

 Thursday  Parmer Cinema  8:30-9:30 p.m.

The elections you make during open enrollment will become effective July 1, 2018 and will remain in effect the entire year (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019) unless you experience a life change status such as marriage, divorce, birth of a child, death in the family, etc.

An Open Enrollment Guide will be emailed to you in the coming weeks. It will provide an outline of the benefits available to you for the new plan year and the process to choose your benefits.

Plan to attend one of these important meetings. 

Campus climate survey follow-up

One year ago, in the spring of 2017, a campus climate survey was disseminated to campus in an effort to measure the perceptions and prevalence of discrimination and harassment at Messiah College. 

As analysis of survey results has concluded, several options are available for campus community members to hear these results and look to future response and programming.


Live presentations of the survey results in narrative form will be held:

Thursday, April 26
Noon -1 p.m.
Parmer Cinema

Monday, April 30
1-2 p.m.
Parmer Cinema

All employees are welcome to attend these sessions.

For those interested in reviewing the survey results but unable to attend, a link with secure documents will be provided to campus on May 1, following the live presentations. These documents will include data overview, narrative summary, and FAQ information.

For more information, please see the linked FAQ.

Thank you for your participation in this process, interest in the outcomes, and care for our community.

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Job opportunities:

The Department of Dining Services has an opening for a full-time restaurant manager. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12663. Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Campus Events is hiring temporary, full-time and part-time workers for the summer months, mid-May to mid-August. First and second shifts are available. You must be 16 years of age to apply. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12789.

For sale:

2006 Cadillac DTS V 8. Automatic, Northstar, fully loaded. Excellent condition, one owner. Inspected until April 2019. 57,000.00 miles. $ 6,800. Contact: esternbe@messiah.edu or 717-386-8439.

Thiery Cabinet Grand Piano: Good Condition. Asking $100. Plays well. Buyer needs to move the piano. Contact Erik Lindquist at elindquist@messiah.edu.

Two white, resin deck chaise lounges. Both have adjustable backrests. One 5 years old (in pretty good shape) and one ten years old (slightly scratched, but still usable). $20 for one; $25 for both. Photos available if interested. Contact Sherri Hoffman at SHoffman@messiah.edu or ext. 7326. 

Wanted:

Looking for housemate. New Messiah faculty member looking for young professional to share rental of house near the College, starting this summer. There are several 2- or 3-bedroom houses available between $600–900/month, so the individual rent would come to $300–450/month plus splitting utilities. Contact Philip Tan at ptan@messiah.edu or 757-514-1421. I’m a 26-year old single engineering professor, the eldest of 11 children, Grove City and U.Va. grad, responsible with housework, a fairly good cook, enthusiastic about reading, hiking, and piano, fun-loving but not too noisy.

A daughter of a Messiah alum is looking for an apartment or room in the Mechanicsburg/Dillsburg area. She has a teaching job in the area, but is looking for a place to rent beginning in May after graduation. Her preference is for a faithful Christian person (preferably a woman) or family that might have a room/space in their house, or possibly a small apartment. If you have a space you think might work, I would be glad to pass your information along: droof@messiah.edu.

Thursday, April 19

April 19th, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.

Peter 3:8

 

NEWS:

Senior biochemistry major Dan Haas will be presenting his departmental honors research, entitled, “Fluorescent Tagging of HIV-1 Using a Novel Recombinant Protein,” on Friday, April 20 at 4 p.m. in Kline 327. Dan has worked on this project for over two years, under the mentorship of Dr.’s Emily Farrar, Matt Farrar and Jesse Kleingardner. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites you to join us for this presentation. Refreshments will be served prior to the seminar.

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Molly Bletz ’11 published an article with other scientists in a prestigious academic journal on the topic, “Shifts in disease dynamics in a tropical amphibian assemblage are not due to pathogen attenuation.” This study appears in the March 30 edition of Science. 

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Congratulations to 2016 biochemistry alumnus, Kelsey Schlegel, who was granted a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Kelsey is a second-year student at Pennsylvania State University and her project is entitled, “Investigating Mn2+ Doped Nanocrystals for Use in Photocatalysis.”

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Senior biology major Samuel Stambaugh presented a talk entitled “Cryopreservation of Human Erythrocytes for Laboratory Culture of Plasmodium falciparum” to the annual spring meeting of the Helminthological Society of Washington held at the Penn State York campus on Saturday, April 14. Given in response to a personal invitation by the meeting organizer who had heard Sam speak at the recent Pennsylvania Academy of Science meeting, the talk described results from an ongoing senior research project that Sam and collaborator Nicole Clemente are conducting under the direction of Dr. Larry Mylin (Biological Sciences, Messiah College). In recognition of his outstanding talk, Sam was awarded with the society’s Judith Humphrey Shaw Undergraduate Award. This local project supports ongoing malaria research efforts in Macha, Zambia that are guided by Phil Thuma’70.

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Students from Messiah College’s capstone marketing class, Marketing Management and Strategy (MRKT 438), participated in a semester-long case competition sponsored by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA). The focus of the “live” case was MedExpress, the nation’s leading urgent care company, which wants to increase brand engagement with Generation Z. The competition culminated on April 13 at Chatham University. Eight marketing executives judged twelve teams on their written marketing plans, posters and oral presentations. In just its second year in the competition, Messiah College Marketing won third place, ahead of the University of Pittsburgh, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, California University of Pennsylvania and West Virginia University, among others. Senior marketing majors Brittany Balmer, Megan Booher, Alicia Stoltzfus and Stephanie Walton represented Messiah College at Chatham, accompanied by Professor of Marketing David Hagenbuch.

MESSIAH 411:

Agape Center spring cleaning/chores fundraiser

While Mother Nature may have yet to receive the “memo,” spring is finally here! …And we all know that springtime means spring cleaning. The Agape Center’s international service trip team members are eager to partner with you to help you get your spring cleaning done! This year, we are again offering our annual spring cleaning/chores fundraiser the weekend of Friday, April 27 – Sunday, April 29. We ask that you consider enlisting the help of our student team members and, in return, provide a financial donation that will directly support our International service-learning teams traveling to Bolivia and Nicaragua this summer. We have a variety of timeslots available, beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 27 and concluding at 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 29. Students will be available to assist you with a variety of your spring-cleaning tasks (i.e., cleaning, painting, organizing, washing cars, etc.). Our students will even babysit to give you a night without the kids! Please see the attached FAQ sheet for more information on our upcoming service trips and fundraiser. Please keep in mind this is an entirely donation-based fundraiser; however, we’d like to recommend a donation of approximately $40 per student. Donations will not be tax deductible, as you are donating in exchange for a “good or service.” Sign-up here: https://goo.gl/forms/CFCYNxj2qvdezf462 Any questions can be directed to Ashley Leggett, at nismoffice@messiah.edu or ext. 3898.

Summer access to the Falcon Fitness Center

Details on summer hours, access and memberships for purchase can be found on our website by following this link: https://www.messiah.edu/info/22900/falcon_fitness_center/3801/summer_access_and_memberships

New library director selected

The search committee and I are pleased to announce that Linda Poston has been selected as the next director of the Murray Library. She bring strengths in strategic planning, organization, team-building, hospitality and best practices to the directorship. Linda is currently serving as director of the library at Nyack College and in the past has also led both the CCCU’s and the West Chester (NY) area’s librarian professional associations. We look forward to Linda’s planned start on July 1. For those around this summer, please take time to welcome our new director. In the fall, the Library will host a reception for everyone to meet her.

Many thanks to the search committee for their involvement and commitment to a strong process (Peter Powers, Eric Rawson, Tina Keller, Louann Zinsmeister, Travis Weller, Lawrie Merz, Sarah Myers and Deb Roof).

Bill Strausbaugh, associate provost and vice president for information technology  

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Job opportunities:

Slate Hill Mennonite Church (seven miles from campus) invites applications for a one quarter time Director of Youth Ministries position.  Full details are available here: https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Slate-Hill-Mennonite-Church/jobs/Director-Youth-Ministry-ed9ad869599bd0f5?q=Part+Time+Youth+Pastor&vjs=3 For more information regarding this position feel free contact Lamarr Widmer: widmer@messiah.edu

For sale:

2004 Honda CRV; mileage 158,000. Four door automatic. AC, power doors/windows, CD player, AM/FM radio, moon roof, hitch. Good condition. Asking $2,000. Contact dpoplask@messiah.edu for additional details.

4 in 1 Radio Flyer Tricycle: $30 OBO. Transitions from an infant trike to independent trike. Includes all attachments. In excellent condition. Photos: https://bit.ly/2qAKZc6 & https://bit.ly/2HwadCl Strider Balance Bike: $30 OBO. Green. In excellent condition. Photo: https://bit.ly/2HBSnLv Thule Chariot bike trailer and jogging stroller: $275 OBO. Includes bike, stroller, and jogger attachments. In excellent condition. Photos: https://bit.ly/2EP7Vst & https://bit.ly/2HrzLR0 If interested, please contact lskulstad@messiah.edu

2006 Cadillac DTS V 8. Automatic, Northstar, fully loaded. Excellent condition, one owner. Inspected until April 2019. 57,000.00 miles. $ 6,800.00. Contact: esternbe@messiah.edu or 717-386-8439.

For rent:

Room for rent in Mechanicsburg townhouse. 6360 Creekbend Drive (just off of the Carlisle Pike). 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhouse with finished basement. Currently occupied by three recent Messiah alum looking for a fourth housemate. Tenant will have their own room on the second floor with a shared bathroom. Rent is $400 per month (additional utility cost is split among the tenants). Room will be available in May. If you have any questions or are interested and would like to stop by, please let me, Sierra Kinslow, know! (skinslow@messiah.edu)

Free:

Free to a good mechanic’s home. Circa 2000 Troybilt lawn tractor, 21HP and variable speed drive. Runs but needs work. Replace the drive belts and transmission and rebuild the engine and you’ll have a good lawn tractor. bbrubake@messiah.edu

Wanted:

Looking for housemate. New Messiah faculty member looking for young professional to share rental of house near the College, starting this summer. There are several 2- or 3-bedroom houses available between $600–900/month, so the individual rent would come to $300–450/month plus splitting utilities. Contact Philip Tan at ptan@messiah.edu or 757-514-1421. I’m a 26-year old single engineering professor, the eldest of 11 children, Grove City and U.Va. grad, responsible with housework, a fairly good cook, enthusiastic about reading, hiking, and piano, fun-loving but not too noisy.

A daughter of a Messiah alum is looking for an apartment or room in the Mechanicsburg/Dillsburg area. She has a teaching job in the area, but is looking for a place to rent beginning in May after graduation. Her preference is for a faithful Christian person (preferably a woman) or family that might have a room/space in their house, or possibly a small apartment. If you have a space you think might work, I would be glad to pass your information along: droof@messiah.edu.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

From the Graduate Program in Business and Leadership:

You are invited to join Leadercast Central Pa for the Simulcast on May 4. This event will be held at the Farm Show Complex, Commonwealth Ballroom. Registration and more information can be found here: http://leadercast.suasion.us/ Don’t miss out on the largest one-day leadership event in the world! Live-streamed to over 700 locations, Leadercast is viewed by over 100,000 individuals eager to learn and grow as leaders! Leadercast provides participants with the opportunity to be inspired by a number of widely successful speakers and authors on leadership principles. Attend Leadercast Central PA 2018, themed “Lead Yourself,” and learn from this year’s featured speakers: Jen Bricker, Mae Jemison, Ian Cron, Tripp Crosby, Jim Loehr, Michael Hyatt, Carey Lohrenz, Joe Torre and Andy Stanley.

For more information, you can contact Tina Keul: tkeul@messiah.edu

Art and craft show

The Mechanicsburg Music Alliance’s 4th annual juried art and craft show is on May 5, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Mechanicsburg Middle School. Join us for over 65 vendors featuring unique, handcrafted items. (Great for your Mother’s Day shopping!). There will also be food trucks and FARM SHOW MILKSHAKES on site! For more information contact Susan Donat at sdonat@messiah.edu.