Jan. 17, 2019

January 17th, 2019 by dran

MESSIAH 411

Intercom Submissions

Have you taken a new position within Messiah College? Is your colleague retiring? Does you department have an upcoming event? Have you cleaned out since Christmas and have personal items you’d like to sell? Place a listing in the Intercom.

It’s easy.

Submission procedures are as follows:

1. All submissions for the Intercom should be submitted through this form. Announcements submitted in the comment section of the blog or sent to any other email address are not accepted.

2. For publication in the Thursday newsletter, the announcement must be received by 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

3. Submissions may not exceed two publications. Dates do not have to be consecutive.

4. Adding a photo with your submission? Please hyperlink that photo within your submission.

5. If you still have questions contact: intercom@messiah.edu.

Delay/closure information

If it becomes necessary to delay or cancel classes due to weather on the Grantham campus and at the Winding Hill facility, only those students and employees who have signed up for text alerts will receive a text notice regarding such a delay or closure. A delay or closure notification will also be placed on the home page of the College’s website, as well as being available by calling the emergency information line at 717-691-6084; a recording will provide you with a date and time of the most recent message. Morning announcements are made no later than 6:30 a.m. If in doubt, please check the website or call the information line if you are not signed up for text alerts. This information is NOT provided to the local media.

Please note, any notice of a delay and/or cancellation of an EVENT hosted at the College will only be available on the emergency line and not through the text alert system or website.
Employees involved in snow removal, facilities, campus events, and dining should follow the instructions given by their respective supervisory staff during a delay or closure.

Text alerts

For the safety of our students and employees, and in order to be compliant with federal law, The Clery Act, Messiah College’s method to notify students and employees of critical emergency situations is provided through the college’s Text Alert System. If you have not signed up for Text Alert, please do so today. The text alert sign-up can be found on FALCONlink by typing the words text alert system in the search box. Attached are instructions to complete the sign up.

Networking Breakfast – The Business of Culture

The Business of Culture: Strong leaders understand that a team’s accepted, celebrated behavior plays a significant role in determining organizational success. Identifying core values that describe the desired culture is straight-forward, consistently nurturing that culture to reality while scaling is the real challenge. Come hear Justin Bredeman share what Soccer Shots is doing to intentionally develop culture within their local team and throughout their national franchise system.
This event is open to EVERYONE! You do not have to be a Messiah alum or business major, and attendance at previous events is NOT a prerequisite.

Speaker: Justin Bredeman’96 CEO at Soccer Shots Franchising
Location: The Martin Commons
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019
7 -7:30 a.m. | Registration and networking
7:30 – 9 a.m. | Event Speaker
9 a.m.| Event concludes, but guests are encouraged to stay and network
Event Cost: $15 (employees will need to enter org codes and account number and use the promo code STAFF to avoid using a personal credit card.

Register at http://attend.com/02619

Group exercise classes at the Falcon Fitness Center

Our spring group exercise classes have started! A $35 membership gets you access to all our J-term and spring classes. Go to our website to see the schedules and to sign up. We hope to see you there.

Library closure for MLK observance

As part of the College’s annual observance of Martin Luther King Day, the Library will close Sunday, Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. and will re-open Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 a.m. Please plan accordingly.

Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, Rutha Harris, and United Voices of Praise, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. in Parmer Hall

Join Terell Stafford, artistic director and world renowned trumpet player, and the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia (JOP), in a celebratory concert on Tuesday, Jan. 22, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Joining JOP will be Rutha Harris, one of the original Freedom Singers, and Messiah’s own gospel choir, United Voices of Praise, Eric Byrd, conductor. JOP is an orchestra of 17 stellar, homegrown musical artists dedicated to presenting the highest quality jazz to the greatest number of people and is designed to preserve, represent and continue Philadelphia’s unique, rich jazz sound and tradition. JOP aims to become the face of Philadelphia jazz, establishing the city as a nationally and internationally recognized destination for jazz performance. The concert will be held at 8 p.m. in Parmer Hall. Tickets are $20 per person. Messiah College students, $5; children under 12 are free. To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

2019 MLK commemoration events

Intercultural Office – Multicultural Programs is proud to present the 2019 MLK Commemoration series beginning Friday, Jan. 18-24. It is the College’s goal to reflect on the vision and Christian ministry of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the purpose of encouraging and cultivating a deeper commitment to be God’s agents of justice, peace and reconciliation. For all the details on the MLK events, visit www.messiah.edu/mlk or see the attached poster for all the events planned.

Passport Services – Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019

Representatives from the Cumberland County Court House will be on campus at the Eisenhower Commons between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 to process passport applications.

Applicants need to bring the following documents:
• Original birth certificate, PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE
• Driver’s license PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE DRIVER’S LICENSE.
• Copy both front and back of the driver’s license on the same side of the page
• Non-PA residents also need to bring their Messiah ID along with a photocopy of their ID
• Completed application
• Fees ($110 check made out to the U.S. Department of State and $35 cash or check made out to the Prothonotary’s Office)
• Photo services will be available. Cost is $10 in cash or check made out to Messiah College.

Applications can be downloaded at https://eforms.state.gov/Forms/ds11.pdf. Please contact intercultural@messiah.edu if you have questions.

The Career and Professional Development Center announces J-term events

The Career and Professional Development Center will be conducting two events in J-term that are open to all students and educators. Please read on for more details. Students and educators can sign up for these events at https://www.messiah.edu/info/23069/upcoming_events

1. Careers and Opportunities in Higher Education – a Pizza with Professionals event Wednesday, Jan. 23, noon-1 p.m., Hostetter Chapel A panel of Messiah College staff will speak about the many varied positions and career paths available in higher education Students will learn about opportunities available as an undergrad which will give them a head start in this profession. Free pizza will be provided.

2. Into the City Mini to WebFX in Harrisburg, PA Thursday, Jan. 24 – leave Messiah at 2 p.m. and return by 5:30 p.m. We will tour the offices of WebFX, which has been named the #1 Best Place to Work in PA for three years in a row. Over 20% of their workforce is comprised of Messiah College alumni, and we will have a chance to meet and interact with these alums through a panel presentation and question and answer session. WebFX is hiring so this is a great chance for students to make valuable job and internship connections.

Advisors needed for 2019 domestic service trips

The Agape Center for Service and Learning is currently seeking advisors for J-Term and Spring Break domestic service trips. Advisors serve alongside students, assist student leaders in facilitation of reflection and devotions, and assist in any problem-solving that may arise. All costs are covered for advisors and, if you are eligible, you can apply for a missions/service leave request through Human Resources so that you would not have to use vacation time! For information about specific trip locations, please visit: https://www.messiah.edu/info/22535/service_trips If you’re interested in serving as an advisor or have questions, please contact Shardé Hardy (shardy@messiah.edu).

Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative Certificate Program

Any employee interested in improving their digital skills may enroll in the Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative’s (DPI) Certificate Program courses offered during the 2019 spring semester. The DPI Certificate Program course (DIGC 010) runs from February 4 to May 7.

• Section 1 – Monday evening – 6:15 – 8:45 p.m.

• Section 2 – Wednesday evening – 6:15 – 8:45 p.m.

To enroll email digitalproficiency@messiah.edu with course section preference.

Messiah College Choral Arts Society seeks new singers

Do you love to sing? Join Choral Arts Society for the spring semester! Choral Arts is Messiah’s largest choir, and this spring we will perform with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays from 7:15-9:30 p.m. To learn more, visit our website and contact Dr. Joy Meade, director of choral activities (jmeade@messiah.edu) to schedule an audition. https://www.messiah.edu/info/20647/choirs_and_vocal_ensembles/940/choral_arts_society

Saturday Science Programs at the Oakes Museum of Natural History

Registration is now open for Saturday Science Programs at the Oakes Museum of Natural History at Messiah College. Curator Club (grades 3-5) and CC2 (grades 6-8) are science enrichment programs on a variety of topics in a fun learning environment. Winter topics include cells and scopes, the science of color, chemical reactions, and more. To sign up or find out more go to messiah.edu/oakes or contact us at ext. 2659.

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities

The Career & Professional Development Center has an opening for the full-time (20 hours per week for the months of June & July) position of Coordinator of Internships and Special Events. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14237. Job-related questions should be directed to Christy Hanson, director of the Career and Professional Development Center, at chanson@messiah.edu.

The Department of Facility Services has an immediate opening for the position of grounds manager. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14185 Position-related questions may be directed to Brad Markley, director of facility services at bmarkley@messiah.edu.

The Grounds Services department has an opening for a part-time seasonal groundskeeper. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14229. Job related questions can be directed to Bradley Markley, director of Facility Services, at bmarkley@messiah.edu.

For sale

Graco Contender 65 Convertible Carseat – Never used car seat for sale. Still in the box. Manufacture date: 4/2016. Weight range 5-65 pounds. Asking 75$.

Like new, large wood stove for sale. Holds 30″ logs. Comes with stove brick, stove pipe, and thermometer. Asking $350. Email Cindy at csteffan@messiah.edu.

For rent

Harrisburg apartment for rent

A 3-bedroom, 1.5 bath apartment will be available March 1 for rent. Located on Penn Street between Alvero’s Bread and Pastry and Little Amps Coffee Shop. End unit with a washer and dryer in basement. Great rental for roommates or couple. Apartment will be available March 1 but has flexibility on start date for renters. Please contact Lauren at LWalter@messiah.edu with interest or questions.

FREE:

KITTENS. 2-Free female kittens to a good home. Unsure of ages but they are believed to be between 7 – 9 months old. Kittens are litter box trained, loving and great with small children. The kittens are not up-to-date on their shots or vaccines. For more information contact Angela Weaver: amweaver@messiah.edu

Wanted:

In need of childcare in the Northern Elementary, Dillsburg area starting immediately or closer to start of school year. Childcare for sons 2 and 4 years old. Our 4 year old will start half day kindergarten in August 2019. Open to all childcare options. Please contact Angela Weaver: amweaver@messiah.edu

 

January 10

January 10th, 2019 by INTERCOM

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 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: 30-31

MESSIAH 411

Intercom Submissions

Have you taken a new position within Messiah College? Is your colleague retiring? Does you department have an upcoming event? Have you cleaned out since Christmas and have personal items you’d like to sell? Place a listing in the Intercom.

It’s easy.

Submission procedures are as follows:

1. All submissions for the Intercom should be submitted through this form. Announcements submitted in the comment section of the blog or sent to any other email address are not accepted.

2. For publication in the Thursday newsletter, the announcement must be received by 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

3. Submissions may not exceed two publications. Dates do not have to be consecutive.

4. Adding a photo with your submission? Please hyperlink that photo within your submission.

5. If you still have questions contact: intercom@messiah.edu.

Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, Rutha Harris, and United Voices of Praise, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. in Parmer Hall

Join Terell Stafford, artistic director and world renowned trumpet player, and the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia (JOP), in a celebratory concert on Tuesday, Jan. 22, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Joining JOP will be Rutha Harris, one of the original Freedom Singers, and Messiah’s own gospel choir, United Voices of Praise, Eric Byrd, conductor. JOP is an orchestra of 17 stellar, homegrown musical artists dedicated to presenting the highest quality jazz to the greatest number of people and is designed to preserve, represent and continue Philadelphia’s unique, rich jazz sound and tradition. JOP aims to become the face of Philadelphia jazz, establishing the city as a nationally and internationally recognized destination for jazz performance. The concert will be held at 8 p.m. in Parmer Hall. Tickets are $20 per person. Messiah College students, $5; children under 12 are free. To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

2019 MLK commemoration events

Intercultural Office – Multicultural Programs is proud to present the 2019 MLK Commemoration series beginning Friday, Jan. 18-24. It is the College’s goal to reflect on the vision and Christian ministry of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the purpose of encouraging and cultivating a deeper commitment to be God’s agents of justice, peace and reconciliation. For all the details on the MLK events, visit www.messiah.edu/mlk or see the attached poster for all the events planned.

Advisor needed for international service trip in 2019

The Agape Center for Service and Learning is looking for a co-advisor for our upcoming summer 2019 international service trip to La Mina, Dominican Republic. The trip will take place from July 22-30. The team will be working alongside Food for the Hungry in an effort to improve clean water access for the community. The co-advisor will be responsible for leading a 10-person team. All expenses (i.e., travel, food, accommodations, etc.) are covered. While not required, it is helpful for the individual to know Spanish. For more information regarding advisor expectations or to express interest, please email the international service-learning coordinator, Ashley Leggett, at nismoffice@messiah.edu by Jan. 11.

Changes in the Department of Safety

In order to better meet the safety and educational needs of the campus, the Department of Safety has completed a restructuring, effective Jan. 1.

Cindy Burger is the director of safety and will provide overall direction and oversight to the department.

Lynn Maynard is the supervisor of administrative services and Clery coordinator. He will oversee the Dispatch Office and be the point of contact for Blackboard access. He will be responsible for gathering information from various offices to complete the annual Clery report.

Sean Paddock is the supervisor of events and technology. He will oversee the first shift officers and work with Liz Williams on event support related to traffic and security.

Kevin Prest is the supervisor of patrol and is the field training officer. He provides oversight to second and third shift officers and coordinates training for the staff.

Bryce Wickard is the supervisor of investigation and crime prevention. He will provide leadership to crime prevention programming for students. In addition, he will coordinate various criminal investigations, including Title IX incidents.

The Career and Professional Development Center announces J-term events

The Career and Professional Development Center will be conducting two events in J-term that are open to all students and educators. Please read on for more details. Students and educators can sign up for these events at https://www.messiah.edu/info/23069/upcoming_events

1. Careers and Opportunities in Higher Education – a Pizza with Professionals event Wednesday, Jan. 23, noon-1 p.m., Hostetter Chapel A panel of Messiah College staff will speak about the many varied positions and career paths available in higher education Students will learn about opportunities available as an undergrad which will give them a head start in this profession. Free pizza will be provided.

2. Into the City Mini to WebFX in Harrisburg, PA Thursday, Jan. 24 – leave Messiah at 2 p.m. and return by 5:30 p.m. We will tour the offices of WebFX, which has been named the #1 Best Place to Work in PA for three years in a row. Over 20% of their workforce is comprised of Messiah College alumni, and we will have a chance to meet and interact with these alums through a panel presentation and question and answer session. WebFX is hiring so this is a great chance for students to make valuable job and internship connections.

Advisors needed for 2019 domestic service trips

The Agape Center for Service and Learning is currently seeking advisors for J-Term and Spring Break domestic service trips. Advisors serve alongside students, assist student leaders in facilitation of reflection and devotions, and assist in any problem-solving that may arise. All costs are covered for advisors and, if you are eligible, you can apply for a missions/service leave request through Human Resources so that you would not have to use vacation time! For information about specific trip locations, please visit: https://www.messiah.edu/info/22535/service_trips If you’re interested in serving as an advisor or have questions, please contact Shardé Hardy (shardy@messiah.edu).

Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative Certificate Program

Any employee interested in improving their digital skills may enroll in the Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative’s (DPI) Certificate Program courses offered during the 2019 spring semester. The DPI Certificate Program course (DIGC 010) runs from February 4 to May 7.

• Section 1 – Monday evening – 6:15 – 8:45 p.m.

• Section 2 – Tuesday evening – 6:15 – 8:45 p.m.

To enroll email digitalproficiency@messiah.edu with course section preference.

Messiah College Choral Arts Society seeks new singers

Do you love to sing? Join Choral Arts Society for the spring semester! Choral Arts is Messiah’s largest choir, and this spring we will perform with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays from 7:15-9:30 p.m. To learn more, visit our website and contact Dr. Joy Meade, director of choral activities (jmeade@messiah.edu) to schedule an audition. https://www.messiah.edu/info/20647/choirs_and_vocal_ensembles/940/choral_arts_society

Registrar’s Office closing

The Registrar’s Office will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 16, noon – 5 p.m. for an office retreat.

Saturday Science Programs at the Oakes Museum of Natural History

Registration is now open for Saturday Science Programs at the Oakes Museum of Natural History at Messiah College. Curator Club (grades 3-5) and CC2 (grades 6-8) are science enrichment programs on a variety of topics in a fun learning environment. Winter topics include cells and scopes, the science of color, chemical reactions, and more. To sign up or find out more go to messiah.edu/oakes or contact us at ext. 2659.

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities

The School of Business, Education and Social Sciences has an opening for the position of managing director, International Business Institute. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14159.

Job-related questions may be directed to Caroline Maurer, dean of the School of Business, Education and Social Sciences at cmaurer@messiah.edu.

The Department of Facility Services has an immediate opening for the position of grounds manager. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14185 Position-related questions may be directed to Brad Markley, director of facility services at bmarkley@messiah.edu.

For sale

Nerf gun lot for sale. Lot of 8 Nerf guns and darts Very good condition. Asking $60. Email Bill at balthoff@messiah.edu

FREE:

KITTENS. 2-Free female kittens to a good home. Unsure of ages but they are believed to be between 7 – 9 months old. Kittens are litter box trained, loving and great with small children. The kittens are not up-to-date on their shots or vaccines. For more information contact Angela Weaver: amweaver@messiah.edu

Wanted:

In need of childcare in the Northern Elementary, Dillsburg area starting immediately or closer to start of school year. Childcare for sons 2 and 4 years old. Our 4 year old will start half day kindergarten in August 2019. Open to all childcare options. Please contact Angela Weaver: amweaver@messiah.edu

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Historic church service, January 13

St. Bartholomew’s United Church (ELCA) in Hanover is celebrating its 175th anniversary. During worship on Sunday, Jan. 13, 9 -10:15 a.m., attendees will experience the era of 1844-1884 in a historic service reflective of the traditions and customs of the Lutheran and German Reformed congregations who worshipped there during those times. Social time, coffee, and snacks follow the service. All are welcome! Address: 1204 Grand Valley Road, Hanover PA, 17331 Website: http://www.stbart-hanoverpa.org Contact Sarah Myers at smyers@messiah.edu for more information.

 

January 3rd, 2019 by INTERCOM

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

The INTERCOM will resume on Thursday, Jan. 10.

December 27th, 2018 by INTERCOM

Christmas Blessings.

The INTERCOM will resume on Thursday, Jan. 10.

December 20

December 20th, 2018 by INTERCOM

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the LORD. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

Luke 2:10-14

NEWS

Abigail Young ’19 (music), Dr. Rachel Cornacchio (professor of music education), and Dr. Raeann Hamon (distinguished professor of family science and gerontology) had an article, “Sing for the Moment: A Choral Ensemble for Persons with Dementia and Their Care Partners,” published in Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, volume 17, 2019. The complete article is available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/6ahvsbWSyDUeVIb4ya8Y/full

Hilary Hoover, assistant registrar, and Bob Felix, senior programmer/analyst, co-presented at the Middle States Association of Collegiate Registrars and Officers of Admissions (MSACROA) conference on Nov. 26 in Hershey, Pennsylvania on the new “paperless” degree certification process established for undergraduate programs. In past years, the Registrar’s Office has conducted degree certification for eligible graduates by producing a paper copy of their degree audit and certification cover sheet to their academic department for review and approval. On average, Messiah awards 644 undergraduate students each year. This adds up to a lot of paper, which results in increased time to prepare the documents for distribution, as well as financial cost to the institution. In an effort to create a more efficient process that would save in both monetary and human resources, the Registrar’s Office collaborated with Bob Felix to implement an online certification tool that allows departments to review, approve and submit their certifications online rather than on paper. This paperless approach was tested with a small sample of advisors and department chairs in spring 2018 and was fully launched this fall in anticipation of December graduation. The Registrar’s Office would like to extend appreciation to Bob Felix for his innovative programming and to the department advisors and chairs who participated in this process.

MESSIAH 411

The President’s Report issue of The Bridge is live

For this special issue of the magazine, check out our year in review and alumni profiles, which include an Olympic bobsled coach, an aide to Philly’s mayor and a Brooklyn chef. You can find all of that information and more at www.messiah.edu/the_bridge.

Falcon Exchange hours

Falcon Exchange window hours on Friday, Dec. 21 are 8 – 11 a.m.

Summer student employment

If your department plans to hire student employees for the summer of 2019, please read the summer hiring information found here prior to proceeding with the summer hiring process or making employment offers. In order to assist students with obtaining summer on-campus employment and to facilitate earlier placement of students, the Student Employment Office will be holding a summer job fair on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. Departments hiring summer student workers are required to attend the job fair unless all summer workers are already actively working for the department or are being rehired from the prior summer. Please send an email to bconrad@messiah.edu by Feb. 8 to let us know if you will be attending the job fair. All summer hires, including current student employees and prior-summer student employees, must be processed and approved for hire by submitting a hiring proposal via the jobs.messiah.edu system. Summer hiring proposals are due no later than March 29. If you have any questions about summer student employment, please contact Belinda Conrad, ext. 2900 or bconrad@messiah.edu

Advisor needed for international service trip in 2019

The Agape Center for Service and Learning is looking for a co-advisor for our upcoming summer 2019 international service trip to La Mina, Dominican Republic. The trip will take place from July 22-30, 2019. The team will be working alongside Food for the Hungry in an effort to improve clean water access for the community. The co-advisor will be responsible for leading a 10-person team. All expenses (i.e., travel, food, accommodations, etc.) are covered. While not required, it is helpful for the individual to know Spanish. For more information regarding advisor expectations or to express interest, please email the international service-learning coordinator, Ashley Leggett, at nismoffice@messiah.edu by Jan. 11, 2019.

Water shut downs

During the Christmas Break, before classes resume, we will be performing a water shut down in each building. This is in accordance with our water company’s regulations. Below is a tentative schedule when each building’s water will be off. We anticipate the shutdown to take one hour or less. If the back flow preventer in a building is tested and certified, that is all that will be needed at this time. If the back flow preventer fails, we will need to order parts and schedule a time in the near future to make repairs. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Russ Ehrich at ext. 3550. Jan. 2

ECC, 8 a.m. Boyer, 9 a.m. Hoffman, 10 a.m. Chapel, 11 a.m. Old Main, 1 p.m. Library, 2 p.m.

Jan. 3

Larsen, 8 a.m. Frey Academic, 9 a.m. High Center, 10 a.m. South Complex, 11 a.m. Jordan, 1 p.m., Mellinger Apts., 2 p.m.

Jan. 4

North Complex, 8 a.m. Smith Apts., 9 a.m. Engle, 10 a.m. Kelly Apts., 11 a.m. Fry Apts., 1 p.m. Witmer, 2 p.m.

Jan. 7

Homestead, 8 a.m. Bowmansdale, 9 a.m. Orchard Hill, 11 a.m.

Retirement reception for Arlene Zimmerman

Please join us for a reception for Arlene Zimmerman, on Thursday, Jan. 3, from 7-9 p.m. in Martin Commons. Arlene will retire on Jan. 10, 2019 after 16 years of service in the campus events department on the 2nd shift. Please join us as we celebrate her many years at Messiah.

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities

The Department of Safety has an opening for a full-time safety and service dispatcher, 2nd shift. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14139. Job-related questions can be directed to Lynn Maynard at lmaynard@messiah.edu. 

For rent

House for rent in Grantham. $1,500/monthly for this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home just 1/4 mile from campus in historic Grantham. Rent includes electricity, water and sewer. Tenant pays oil and trash bills. Located at 2709 Mill Road. See more details and photos on Zillow.com. Contact efarrar@messiah.edu for more details or call 717-599-6819.

For sale

Cute owl canvas photo and figurine. Cute for a girl’s room or a dorm. Canvas is approximately 16’’ x 20’’. Great condition. $15/for set. Longeberger basket. Good condition. $8. Pottery vases. Like new.  $5/red . Lularoe randy baseball t-shirt. Gently worn. $15. Contact Karen: kgarlinger@messiah.edu.

 

December 13

December 13th, 2018 by INTERCOM

All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: ‘The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel’ – which means, ‘God with us.'”

Matthew 1:22-23

NEWS

Professor of marketing David Hagenbuch wrote an article titled “Self-Promotion Doesn’t Have to Be Selfish” that the American Marketing Association published in the November/December 2018 issue of Marketing News. The piece is also available online, under the title “Why You Should Use Self-Promotion as a Networking Technique,” at: https://www.ama.org/publications/MarketingNews/Pages/self-promotion-networking-technique.aspx

MESSIAH 411

The President’s Report issue of The Bridge is live

For this special issue of the magazine, check out our year in review and alumni profiles, which include an Olympic bobsled coach, an aide to Philly’s mayor and a Brooklyn chef. You can find all of that information and more at www.messiah.edu/the_bridge.

Farewell reception for Faith Minnich Kjesbo

Please join us to wish Faith Minnich Kjesbo well in her next adventure in Sioux Falls, SD. We will be gathering Thursday, Dec. 13, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Howe Atrium. Farewell remarks will be around 4 p.m.

Holiday decorating safety

It’s fun to decorate for the winter holidays, but holiday decorations can increase your risk of a home fire. Check out the info graphic on decorating safely. In addition, as you decorate, keep these tips in mind from FEMA and the U.S. Fire Administration:

  • Inspect holiday lights each year before you put them up. Throw away light strands with frayed or pinched wires. • Consider using battery-operated flameless candles, which can look, smell and feel like real candles. • If you do use lit candles, make sure they are in stable holders, out of reach of children, and placed where they cannot be knocked down easily. Never leave them unattended; extinguish them before leaving the house or going to bed. • Water your Christmas tree every day. A dry tree is dangerous because it can catch on fire easily. For a visual reminder of just how flammable a dry tree can be, watch this short video: https://youtu.be/AZk4vIXCnc8

Murray Library – ILL

The end of the semester is almost here and many interlibrary loan items will be due back to the lending libraries. Please remember to return any ILL’s that may be due before heading off campus for break. Thank you!

Registrar’s Office closing

The Registrar’s Office will be closed Monday, Dec. 17, from 11:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. We wish everyone a joyous Christmas!

Summer student employment

If your department plans to hire student employees for the summer of 2019, please read the summer hiring information found here prior to proceeding with the summer hiring process or making employment offers. In order to assist students with obtaining summer on-campus employment and to facilitate earlier placement of students, the Student Employment Office will be holding a summer job fair on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 from 11:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. Departments hiring summer student workers are required to attend the job fair unless all summer workers are already actively working for the department or are being rehired from the prior summer. Please send an email to bconrad@messiah.edu by Feb. 8 to let us know if you will be attending the job fair. All summer hires, including current student employees and prior-summer student employees, must be processed and approved for hire by submitting a hiring proposal via the jobs.messiah.edu system. Summer hiring proposals are due no later than March 29. If you have any questions about summer student employment, please contact Belinda Conrad, ext. 2900 or bconrad@messiah.edu

Conference and Event Services Office closure

The office of Conference and Event Services will open at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17 due to a department retreat.

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Job opportunities

The Department of Safety has an opening for a full-time community safety officer, 3rd shift. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14085. Job-related questions can be directed to Lynn Maynard at lmaynard@messiah.edu.

The School of the Humanities has a part-time opening for a special projects coordinator. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14111. Job related questions may be directed to Pete Powers at ppowers@messiah.edu.

For rent

House for rent. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1 half bath, basement, carport, heat pump/ac, newly remodeled. Convenient location to the West Shore area, approximately 10 minutes from campus. No pets, no smoking. For details email Stephanie Cramer at scramer@messiah.edu or call 717-858-3181.2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1 half bath, basement, carport, heat pump/ac, newly remodeled. Convenient location to the West Shore area, approximately 10 minutes from campus. No pets, no smoking. For details email Stephanie Cramer at scramer@messiah.edu or call 717-858-3181.

House for rent in Grantham. $1,500/monthly for this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home just 1/4 mile from campus in historic Grantham. Rent includes electricity, water and sewer. Tenant pays oil and trash bills. Located at 2709 Mill Road. See more details and photos on Zillow.com. Contact efarrar@messiah.edu for more details or call 717-599-6819.

For sale

Tall Christmas trees. Fresh-cut, trimmed fir and spruce. 12’-15′ $60-$70. Also, fresh holly $5/8×1′. Located at 9680 Carlisle Rd., Dillsburg. Delivery available for $10. Contact Dale Fogelsanger at dfogelsa@messiah.edu or 717-623-0735.

Misc. for sale. Safety First toddler bed rail. Like new. Asking $10. Ludwig Acrolite snare drum with hard shell case and snare stand. Good condition, asking $80. Please email me at balthoff@messiah.edu if interested.

Cute owl canvas photo and figurine. Cute for a girl’s room or a dorm. Canvas is approximately 16’’ x 20’’. Great condition. $15/for set. Contact Karen: kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Longeberger basket. Good condition. $10. Pottery vases. Like new. $10/green (bought at Fitzgerald Pottery) $7/red . Contact Karen: kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Lularoe randy baseball t-shirt. Gently worn. $15. Contact Karen: kgarlinger@messiah.edu.

Dark Blue Full Size Bed Sports Comforter with various sports balls and bats – like new – asking $25; Full size Steelers Comforter bed set that includes comforter, bed skirt, pillow sham and curtain in good shape – asking $35. Queen size floral bedspread/quilt like new – asking $35. L-Shaped Walnut Desk in good shape – asking $35. Contact pseibert@messiah.edu for photos or more information.

 

December 6th, 2018 by INTERCOM

This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the LORD appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

Matthew 1:18-21

NEWS

Ted Davis, professor of the history of science, will take part in an advisory board meeting at the National Museum of American History (Smithsonian), before Christmas. An exhibit about religion and science in America is being planned for 2021.

Two faculty and four students from the Department of Human Development and Family attended the National Council on Family Relations Conference in November in San Diego. Dr. Robert Reyes, professor of human development and family science, co-presented (with Robin Yaure, Penn State; Debra Berke, Wilmington University) a paper entitled “Assessing intercultural competency and student learning in three family science study abroad programs” as part of a symposium called Sopa to ถั่ว (T̄hạ̀w) [Soup to Nuts]: Designing, Implementing, and Assessing Study Abroad Family Science Programs. Dr. Raeann Hamon, distinguished professor of family science and gerontology, presented “Using Creative Writing to Teach Family Science” (co-authored with Rachel Jones, HDFS ’19) as part of a symposium entitled Enhancing Family Science Classrooms Through Applied Experiences and High-Impact Practices. Hannah Wagner (HDFS ’21) and Hannah Heintzelman (HDFS ’21) co-presented a poster entitled “The Family Folklore Album Project: Students’ Perspectives.” Both Dr. Reyes and Dr. Hamon serve on the Editorial Board of one of NCFR’s journals: The Journal of Family Theory and Review. Dr. Hamon also completed her leadership as Chair of the Advancing Family Science Section at the conclusion of the conference, at which time she will begin her term as Past Chair for two years. Dr. Hamon was also presented a Cognella Innovation in Teaching Award for Family Science the first day of the conference. An announcement of the award recipients is located at: https://www.ncfr.org/news/3-ncfr-members-recognized-innovation-teaching-family-science

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Lancaster Learns Conference 2019

Teaching and Learning, as part of the Office of Faculty Development, would like to share an opportunity for educators to submit presentation proposals at the Lancaster Learns Conference to be held at PA College of Health Sciences on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. The mission of Lancaster Learns is “to promote quality teaching and learning by building capacity for evidence-based pedagogy and learner-centered instruction through collaboration across the institutions of higher education within Lancaster county” and beyond. This year’s keynote address is Julie Smith, who will be sharing her expertise on media literacy. The deadline for submitting proposals is Nov. 19, 2018. For further information, including the call for proposals, please visit the Lancaster Learns website. Messiah College, through our programs for Teaching and Learning, is a sponsor of the event along with many other regional academic institutions. A large cohort of Messiah educators has attended this local conference in recent years, and benefitted from its opportunities for knowledge sharing and networking. We would also like to encourage you to attend the conference even if you will not be presenting that day. Early-bird registration runs through Jan. 29, 2019. The cost is only $50 and includes lunch. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lauren Allen, teachingandlearning@messiah.edu.

Holiday gift sale

Join us for a Holiday Gift Sale in the Eisenhower Commons that supports Ten Thousand Villages and the Collaboratory.

Tuesday, Dec. 4 – Thursday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Sale features 100% fair trade items.

December graduates luncheon

We will be honoring the December graduates at an informal lunch with President Phipps on Friday, Dec. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a time to celebrate those students who have completed their coursework and will be leaving Messiah College. Come celebrate these students. Deadline to RSVP is Dec. 7. Please register at http://attend.com/dg2018

Incarnational Encounters: Stories that Change Us

Please join the Department of Education for our Fall Research Forum. Dr. Tina Keller will be presenting her topic, “Incarnational Encounters: Stories that Change Us.” The incarnation, God taking on the flesh of man, is a mystery that has captured the imagination of Christians over the ages. Viewing life though this incarnational lens becomes foundational in changing the ways one conceptualizes the world. Most importantly, it fundamentally changes beliefs, or the narratives told about people perceived as being different, or ‘other.’ If Jesus encountered us, so then should we seek to encounter our own ‘other.’ This presentation will describe the background of using narratives as a tool for change. Along with her research of teacher ideology, Dr. Keller will share two stories that challenge us to disrupt narratives of otherness. Mindfulness of the spirit of God in self and in our other challenges the way that one sees the world. Telling and retelling of such stories have the power to create change. The presentation will be Thursday, Dec. 6 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Boyer 131. Light refreshments will follow.

Operations Service Excellence Program

The Division of Operations strives to model servant leadership with the mission, “all employees are committed to serving the mission of Messiah College, are innovative in their work and serve the College, Division and their Department with integrity and positive attitudes.” The Operations Division has developed an “Operations Service Excellence Program,” whereas any Messiah College employee and or guest of the College can recognize an employee within the Operations Division. This recognition should be based on the Division’s core values: compassion, hospitality, integrity, commitment, communication and stewardship. A freestanding poster with a tablet of forms will be placed in employee lounges throughout campus. When you interact with an operations employee who has exemplified one of operations’ core values, please take the time to complete one of the forms by simply answering three short questions. On behalf of the Division of Operations, we thank you for supporting our “Service Excellence Program!”

Farewell reception for Faith Minnich Kjesbo

Please join us to wish Faith Minnich Kjesbo well in her next adventure in Sioux Falls, SD. We will be gathering Thursday, Dec. 13, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Howe Atrium. Farewell remarks will be around 4 p.m.

Thanks from the Oakes Museum

Thanks to everyone who supported the Oakes Museum of Natural History during our Holiday Open House on Dec. 1. We welcomed more than 700 visitors to the museum that day! If you missed it, remember that the Oakes Museum is open on Saturdays from 1-5 p.m. and admission is always free for Messiah students, employees and their families.

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For sale

2005 Ford Escape Hybrid. Runs great. Regular oil changes and maintenance. Normal wear for 13 year old vehicle but no mechanical issues at all. Some minor rust on rear fenders but nothing on the frame. Inspected through 3/19. This has been a great vehicle for our family since it came off the line in 2005. $2500 o.b.o. If interested I am happy to provide more photos. Contact: Abby Love at alove@messiah.edu.

Tall Christmas trees. Fresh-cut, trimmed fir and spruce. 12’-15′ $60-$70. Also, fresh holly $5/8×1′. Located at 9680 Carlisle Rd., Dillsburg. Delivery available for $10. Contact Dale Fogelsanger at dfogelsa@messiah.edu or 717-623-0735.

For rent:

House for rent. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1 half bath, basement, carport, heat pump/ac, newly remodeled. Convenient location to the West Shore area, approximately 10 minutes from campus. No pets, no smoking. For details email Stephanie Cramer at scramer@messiah.edu or call 717-858-3181.2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1 half bath, basement, carport, heat pump/ac, newly remodeled. Convenient location to the West Shore area, approximately 10 minutes from campus. No pets, no smoking. For details email Stephanie Cramer at scramer@messiah.edu or call 717-858-3181.

Free

FREE Gift Wrapping. FREE holiday gift wrapping for anyone who is interested! If you don’t like wrapping gifts, don’t have time or struggle to wrap gifts at home without others sneaking a peek, let us take care of it for you! A variety of wrapping paper is available, as well as gift bags, ribbons and bows. All wrapping supplies are included in this free service. For those who wish to give, donations to charity: water will be happily accepted but are not expected (bit.ly/h2ofortheholidays). Gift wrapping is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 15. Contact Cindy at cagoncillo@messiah.edu to coordinate drop-off/pick-up or for more information.

Free metal filing cabinet. Remington Rand, 3 drawer, metal filing cabinet for letter sized files. 41″ high, 15″ wide, 28″ deep. Works perfectly. Frames for hanging files included – already in the drawers. Works perfectly. Does not lock. Free to good home! Contact Creta Bieber if interested.

Wanted

A non-traditional nursing student is looking for a room to rent several nights a week. She has a home in Harrisburg, but does not like driving on 15 at night so would like to stay locally (within walking distance of campus) a few nights a week. If you have a room she can rent please contact Marie at ml1423@messiah.edu or Rhonda at rking@messiah.edu

 

 

 

November 29

November 29th, 2018 by INTERCOM

Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

Psalm: 25:5

NEWS

Dr. Damian Savarino and Tara Savarino, voice instructors in the Department of Music, served as adjudicators in mock auditions for Northern High School’s upcoming production of The Phantom of the Opera. Dr. and Mrs. Savarino worked with students at Dillsburg’s high school to help them prepare for their vocal auditions.

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Materials for Authors’ Exhibit, Dec. 17.

The annual Authors’ Exhibit and New Docs’ Tea will be held on Monday, Dec. 17. Please submit your headshot and electronic copies, as well as hard copies, of your publications, exhibits, performance materials etc. from January – December 2018 for display at this event. Electronic materials can be sent to FacDev@messiah.edu. Hard copies can be sent by campus mail to Suite 3008 or dropped off in the faculty development office in Boyer 101. Materials will be returned following the event.

Tips for a great presentation

Conference and Event Services created a one-sheet with tips for presenters when using projection and microphones. These tips will help you with some of the technical aspects of a presentation. The one-sheet can be found here.

Open House at Oakes Museum of Natural History

The Oakes Museum of Natural History invites you to join us for our annual Open House on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 1-5 p.m. This event is our way of saying “Thank You” to each of you in the community for supporting us throughout the year. There will be a winter craft project for children, a story time, winter photo booth, 20% off all items in the museum gift shop, and drawings for museum gift certificates. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free and open to the public. You do not need to RSVP for this event. Please contact the museum office at (717) 691-6082 or email us at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu if you have questions.

Nobel Prize Seminar on Dec. 4

Please plan to attend the 9th annual “Nobel Prize Seminar” on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 5:15 p.m. in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110). The seminar includes Nobel prizes awarded in physics presented by Dr. Matthew Farrar, chemistry presented by Dr. Jesse Kleingardner, and medicine presented by Dr. Larry Mylin. Refreshments will be served beginning at 5 p.m.

Holiday gift sale

Join us for a Holiday Gift Sale in the Eisenhower Commons that supports Ten Thousand Villages and the Collaboratory.

Tuesday, Dec. 4 – Thursday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Sale features 100% fair trade items.

Things are changing at the Union Café!

Healthy Combo Options at the Grill: As of Monday, Nov. 26, you can choose an apple, banana, carrots or celery sticks in place of fries for your combo. Don’t worry, we are not removing fries from the menu. However, now you can choose whether you want fries, fresh fruit or fresh veggies. Gluten-free options: Pizzas: Did you know the Union Café offers gluten-free pizza? Simply click on the ‘pizza’ category, and select ‘gluten free personal pizza.’ Grill: Instead of a regular bun, you can order a ’gluten-free burger’, served on a gluten-free bun (there is an up-charge for the roll). Deli: You can also order a create-your-own gluten-free sandwich from the deli. Select the ‘gluten-free melt’, and enjoy a made-to-order, gluten-free sandwich (there is an up-charge for the roll). Create-your-own melts and smoothies Speaking of the deli, you can now order create-your-own melts. Order under ’melts’, and get exactly what you want on your melt. And don’t forget that you can also order ‘create your own’ smoothies.

December graduates luncheon

We will be honoring the December graduates at an informal lunch with President Phipps on Friday, Dec. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a time to celebrate those students who have completed their coursework and will be leaving Messiah College. Come celebrate these students. Deadline to RSVP is Dec. 7. Please register at http://attend.com/dg2018

Incarnational Encounters: Stories that Change Us

Please join the Department of Education for our Fall Research Forum. Dr. Tina Keller will be presenting her topic, “Incarnational Encounters: Stories that Change Us.” The incarnation, God taking on the flesh of man, is a mystery that has captured the imagination of Christians over the ages. Viewing life though this incarnational lens becomes foundational in changing the ways one conceptualizes the world. Most importantly, it fundamentally changes beliefs, or the narratives told about people perceived as being different, or ‘other.’ If Jesus encountered us, so then should we seek to encounter our own ‘other.’ This presentation will describe the background of using narratives as a tool for change. Along with her research of teacher ideology, Dr. Keller will share two stories that challenge us to disrupt narratives of otherness. Mindfulness of the spirit of God in self and in our other challenges the way that one sees the world. Telling and retelling of such stories have the power to create change. The presentation will be Thursday, Dec. 6 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Boyer 131. Light refreshments will follow.

Landmine talk on Thursday, Dec. 6

Landmines, unexploded ordnance (UXO), improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and other remnants of war create a legacy of violence that persists long after the conflict ends. The sad truth is that these terrifying devices are more likely to kill or maim non-combatants than soldiers, and a high percentage of victims are children. Dr. Don Pratt been advising and mentoring students involved in Humanitarian Demining projects in the engineering department at Messiah College for more than 20 years. These projects have included investigations of a variety of mine detection methods, destruction of munitions, and even improved prosthetic devices for landmine survivors. Recent work has focused on a revolutionary new method of rendering explosives harmless and a new device for defusing IEDs. Come and hear about this exciting research work and the results of field testing, including ongoing work in Cambodia, Afghanistan, and the Republic of Georgia. The presentation will be on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 4:30 p.m. in Frey 110.

Nativity scenes

Join us in Murray Library from Nov. 28 through Dec. 20 for a display of unique Christmas nativity scenes from around the world. These scenes celebrate the greatest common good, Jesus Christ coming down to us.

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Job opportunities:

Refer a cook and earn $300. Employees who provide a referral that result in a successful hire are eligible for a $300 bonus. See the attached flyer for more information.

For sale:

Double-seat, jogging doll stroller–can accommodate infant to American-girl dolls. Like new, asking $30. Contact Allyson Patton apatton@messiah.edu with any questions.

2005 Ford Escape Hybrid. Runs great. Regular oil changes and maintenance. Normal wear for 13 year old vehicle but no mechanical issues at all. Some minor rust on rear fenders but nothing on the frame. Inspected through 3/19. This has been a great vehicle for our family since it came off the line in 2005. $2500 o.b.o. If interested I am happy to provide more photos. Contact: Abby Love at alove@messiah.edu.

Multi-generational home for sale. Ever considered multi-generational living? We are selling our home with full in-law apartment. The in-law suite has its own entrance, full-size kitchen, laundry, 2-3 bedrooms, and 1 1/2 bathrooms which connects to the main house with one interior door. The main house has 5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and much more. There’s even a 2-story playhouse and large shed in the one acre yard! Come to the open house this Sunday, Dec. 2 from 2 – 3 p.m., or we can set up a special showing for you. Check out this link for pictures and info: http://45136.listinginfo.co/ For more information contact Heather Keefer at hkeefer@messiah.edu.

Bikes for sale. An Ignite recumbent exercise bike for $100. Limited use, great for home workouts. A men’s 19 inch, 24 speed Giant Cypress bicycle for $75. A women’s 17 inch, 24 speed Giant Cypress bicycle for $75. Both have had limited use and would be great for young adults. Originally purchased from Holmes Cycling and Fitness. For more information, contact Kathie Shafer at kshafer@messiah.edu or call ext. 6003.

For rent:

House for rent. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1 half bath, basement, carport, heat pump/ac, newly remodeled. Convenient location to the West Shore area, approximately 10 minutes from campus. No pets, no smoking. For details email Stephanie Cramer at scramer@messiah.edu or call 717-858-3181.

FREE:

FREE Gift Wrapping. FREE holiday gift wrapping for anyone who is interested! If you don’t like wrapping gifts, don’t have time or struggle to wrap gifts at home without others sneaking a peek, let us take care of it for you! A variety of wrapping paper is available, as well as gift bags, ribbons and bows. All wrapping supplies are included in this free service. For those who wish to give, donations to charity: water will be happily accepted but are not expected (bit.ly/h2ofortheholidays). Gift wrapping is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 15. Contact Cindy at cagoncillo@messiah.edu to coordinate drop-off/pick-up or for more information.

Wanted:

Seeking to re-home two, adult male cats. Zoe and Bailey are brothers who were found as stray kittens on a family farm. The Hardy’s have offered them a loving home for the past ten years, but are seeking to re-home both cats (ideally together). The cats are de-clawed, neutered, and excellent with children/people. Please contact Shardé Hardy (shardy@messiah.edu) for more details if you or someone you know might be interested.

A non-traditional nursing student is looking for a room to rent several nights a week. She has a home in Harrisburg, but does not like driving on 15 at night so would like to stay locally (within walking distance of campus) a few nights a week. If you have a room she can rent please contact Marie at ml1423@messiah.edu or Rhonda at rking@messiah.edu

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White Christmas musical tickets on sale

West Shore Christian Academy presents: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas: Nov. 29 (7p.m.), Nov 30 (7p.m.) and Dec. 1 (2p.m. and 7p.m.) at the The Pollock Center in Camp Hill. White Christmas is a musical based on the well-loved Paramount Pictures 1954 film of the same name. This cast includes children of Messiah employees and alumni. The Production Team and is led by four Messiah alumni; Rachel Ballasy, BFA musical theatre, Stephanie Cramer, BS music education, Aleta Leatherman, BS music education, and Jon Menkis, BFA visual arts. Tickets can be purchased from the Pollock Center and are $10 for Children/Students (K-12) and $15 for adults. Visit https://thepollockcenter.com for additional information and to order tickets.

 

November 15

November 15th, 2018 by INTERCOM

Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.

Psalm 95: 2-3

 

NEWS

At the recent 50th anniversary conference of the Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (PASFAA), held at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, Greg Gearhart, director of financial aid, received two honors. This past year, while serving in the role of PASFAA historian and chairing the Historian Committee, Greg led a group of PASFAA members who prepared a number of historical displays for the conference, including an historical timeline, a museum of historical items from the past 50 years of the Association, and video interviews with twenty past presidents of the Association. For these efforts, the entire committee received the President’s Award. This award is given to ‘an individual or individuals who worked to provide leadership and/or service to the association over the last year and whose actions have helped to advance the goals and objectives of the association for that period of time.’ In addition to this, Greg was awarded Life Membership, which is PASFAA’s highest award and is given to individuals who ‘have made an outstanding and sustained contribution to student financial aid.’ Life Membership is awarded upon approval by a majority of the PASFAA Executive Council. Over the years, Greg has chaired a number of Association committees and served as president in the 2008-09 year. Both honors were recognized by the presentation of a plaque during the Membership Luncheon.

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On Saturday, Nov. 3, Department of Music professors Dr. Damian Savarino and Tara Savarino brought Messiah College and private students to compete in the annual Student Auditions hosted by the Allegheny Mountain Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing held at York College. Dr. and Mrs. Savarino also served as adjudicators in the competition. Winners in Dr. Savarino’s studio were Britney Yauger (Senior Women Classical Division), Daphne Rinkus (Freshman Women Classical Division), and Caleb Wenger (Freshman Men Classical Division). Mrs. Savarino had two winners from her private studio in the High School Classical and Music Theatre divisions. Please join the Department of Music in congratulating these talented singers!

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On Nov. 8, thirty-five engineering industry professionals joined seventy Messiah engineering students and their faculty on campus for the second annual Engineering Networking Night. The event was jointly hosted by the ENGR Department, the Society of Women Engineers, the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the local professional chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar. Dr. Emily Farrar, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, was the primary organizer.

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Rocky Allinger and Cindi Kerns presented Making an Impact: Digital Proficiency at Messiah College at the Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference in Lewisburg on October 7th, 2018.  The presentation covered the development and implementation of the Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative (DPI) at Messiah College. Rocky and Cindi are excited by all they have learned in this first year of the DPI initiative.

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Due to the THANKSGIVING DAY holiday the INTERCOM will resume Thursday, Nov. 29. We wish you a blessed THANKSGIVING.

Messiah College Choristers’ Concert, featuring Dan Forrest

Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts, Parmer Hall A choral festival led by renowned composer Dan Forrest will culminate in a concert featuring select High School Chamber Choirs, as well as Messiah College Women’s Ensemble (Rachel Cornacchio, conductor), Messiah College Brass Choir (Mike Harcrow, conductor), and the Messiah College Symphony Orchestra (Timothy Dixon, conductor), in a concert of Forrest’s music, including his “Jubilate Deo.” Forrest (b. 1978) has been described as having an undoubted gift for writing beautiful music that is truly magical (NY Concert Review), with works hailed as magnificent, very cleverly constructed sound sculpture (Classical Voice) and superb writing full of spine-tingling moments (Salt Lake Tribune). In the last decade, Forrest’s music has become well established in the repertoire of choirs in the U.S. and abroad, through both smaller works and his major works “Requiem for the Living” (2013), “Jubilate Deo” (2016) and “LUX: The Dawn From On High” (2018). Sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for senior citizens (over 60); $5 for Messiah College students and employees (with ID); and $3 for youth (under 18). To purchase, contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

Landmine Talk on Nov. 15

Landmines, unexploded ordnance (UXO), improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and other remnants of war create a legacy of violence that persists long after the conflict ends. The sad truth is that these terrifying devices are more likely to kill or maim non-combatants than soldiers, and a high percentage of victims are children. Dr. Don Pratt been advising and mentoring students involved in Humanitarian Demining projects in the engineering department at Messiah College for more than 20 years. These projects have included investigations of a variety of mine detection methods, destruction of munitions, and even improved prosthetic devices for landmine survivors. Recent work has focused on a revolutionary new method of rendering explosives harmless and a new device for defusing IEDs. Come and hear about this exciting research work and the results of field testing, including ongoing work in Cambodia, Afghanistan, and the Republic of Georgia. The presentation will be on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in Frey 110.

Messiah College Choral Arts Society seeks new singers

Messiah College’s Choral Arts Society is holding auditions for all faculty, staff and students for the Spring 2019 season. Choral Arts rehearses on Tuesday evenings at the High Center, and this spring the choir will perform with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. For more information and to schedule an audition, please contact Joy Meade, director of choral activities, at jmeade@messiah.edu

Materials for Authors’ Exhibit – Dec. 17

The annual Authors’ Exhibit and New Docs’ Tea will be held on Monday, December 17, 2018. Please submit your headshot and electronic copies, as well as hard copies, of your publications, exhibits, performance materials etc. from January 2018 to December 2018 for display at this event. Electronic materials can be sent to FacDev@messiah.edu. Hard copies can be sent by campus mail to Suite 3008 or dropped off in the Faculty Development office in Boyer 101. Materials will be returned to you following the event.

Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” Continues This Weekend

Want to see Shakespeare with a twist? Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to present “The Tempest,” which continues performances this Friday night and runs for the rest of the weekend in Miller Theater. Shakespeare’s story of shipwreck, magic, vengeance, and reconciliation, this production of “The Tempest” will reimagine the character of Prospero as a woman. On a distant island Prospera waits, betrayed and exiled, spending years plotting her revenge. When fate places her old enemies within her reach, Prospera summons a magical storm that shipwrecks them onto her island. But after all these years, what revenge does she mean to take? “The Tempest” asks us to examine whether old injustices can lead to new hope or whether we repeat our past sins. For Prospera, that choice leads to unexpected consequences and love ultimately paving the way for reconciliation. “The Tempest” runs November 8—11 and 16—18. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances are at 8pm and Sunday matinees are at 3pm. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office, by phone at 717-691-6036, online at www.messiah.edu/tickets, or at the door as available. This is a voyage you won’t want to miss — get your tickets today!

BestSemester study abroad programs visiting campus

Representatives from the CCCU’s study abroad program, BestSemester will be on campus Nov. 15 from noon-5 p.m.  Messiah College has approved all nine of their semester-long programs for our students and we want to spread the word!

Tips for a great presentation

Conference and Event Services created a one-sheet with tips for presenters when using projection and microphones. These tips will help you with some of the technical aspects of a presentation. Tips can be viewed here.

New digital media specialist, Brad Harman

Please welcome Brad Harman, Messiah College’s new digital media specialist. Brad is a graduate of California University of PA where he majored in commercial music technology. His education and experience with audio and visual productions over the past few years will serve him well in his new role. Brad is excited to collaborate with members of the campus on video projects. His office is in the media production suite in the basement of the library. Feel free to stop in to see Brad, contact him at bharman@messiah.edu or submit an LTS media production request form.

Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative application due date approaching

Full time faculty interested in applying for the 2019-2020 cohort of the Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative (DPI) have until Nov. 30 to submit an application. If you missed the recent Q and A sessions and want to learn more you may want to reach out to Messiah’s current DPI faculty fellows: John Bechtold, Jean Corey, Elizabeth Dubin, Michelle George, Amy Ginck, Kerry Hasler-Brooks, David Hazen, Cynthia Lehman, Sean Matthews, Carol McGinnis, Brian Menkis, David Pettegrew, Amy Porto, Sam Wilcock, and Maude Yacapsin. Or, you may email digitalproficiency@messiah.edu with any questions you may have.

Messiah College Employee Giving Campaign kickoff!

On behalf of the Agape Center and the Office of the President, we would like to invite you to participate in the Messiah College Employee Giving Campaign in partnership with the United Way. We hope you’ve received your packet via campus mail for how to give to the efforts of the United Way. In lieu of our usual Employee Christmas Luncheon Donation/Drive, please instead consider making a one-time contribution or payroll deduction for the campaign. You can give with confidence knowing that 98.5% of your gift will go directly to the focus area or non-profit of your choice. We also invite you to United Way Day on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. outside the Falcon. We’ll have coffee and cookies to thank you for donating! This is a great chance to drop off your form, enjoy a treat and enter a grand prize drawing. **All employees that return forms via campus mail or in person ON or BEFORE Wednesday, Nov. 28 will be entered to WIN 1 of the following of their choice: 4 Hershey Park Christmas CandyLane tickets, 4 Hershey Bears tickets, OR 4 Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra tickets. The LAST DAY to mail in forms will be Friday, Nov. 30. Questions or need a form? Please email our Campaign Interns Jocelyn Vanic: jv1229@messiah.edu or Andrew Hernandez: ah1570@messiah.edu. Thank you for considering joining the Employee Giving Campaign supporting the United Way!

Ancestry.com  (library edition)

As the holiday season approaches, you might be curious about your family’s history and the branches of your family tree.  Did you know that Murray Library has access to Ancestry.com (Library Edition)? Your Messiah College login information gets you on- and off-campus access to census, immigration, marriage, and military records, plus user-submitted family trees. You might also want to check out our genealogy research guide for other FREE online resources to help you get started.  Family history can be a great conversation-starter around the Thanksgiving dinner table!  Questions about getting started? Email librarian Sarah Myers, smyers@messiah.edu

Open House at Oakes Museum of Natural History

The Oakes Museum of Natural History invites you to join us for our annual Open House on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 1-5 p.m. This event is our way of saying “Thank You” to each of you in the community for supporting us throughout the year. There will be a winter craft project for children, a story time, winter photo booth, 20% off all items in the museum gift shop, and drawings for museum gift certificates Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free and open to the public. You do not need to RSVP for this event. Please contact the museum office at (717) 691-6082 or email us at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu if you have questions.

Nobel Prize Seminar on Dec. 4

Please plan to attend the 9th annual “Nobel Prize Seminar” on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 5:15 p.m. in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110). The seminar includes Nobel prizes awarded in physics presented by Dr. Matthew Farrar, chemistry presented by Dr. Jesse Kleingardner, and medicine presented by Dr. Larry Mylin. Refreshments will be served beginning at 5 p.m.

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For sale

Wood and glass curio cabinets. Two identical wood curio cabinets with glass doors. Unfinished, each with 3 adjustable wood shelves. 58″ high x 34 5/8″ wide x 16 1/4″ deep. Asking $75/each or $100 for both. Can help with transport if needed (from Carlisle.) Email Becca Sites for photos and more info – rsites@messiah.edu.

HP Ink. Several unopened HP 564XL ink cartridges (yellow, magenta, cyan) for sale. Cartridges fit various models of the HP Deskjet, HP Officejet and HP PhotoSmart. Will sell all six for $25. Contact baumen@messiah.edu.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS:

Historical Society organic turkey raffle

The Newville Historical Society is raffling 20 organic free-range turkeys just in time for Thanksgiving! The drawing will be held on Friday, Nov. 16 and the “dressed” turkeys can be picked up on Tuesday, Nov. 20. I can also bring any winning turkeys to campus on Tuesday. Donations are $3 for 1 ticket, $5 for 2 tickets, and $10 for 10 tickets. If you win and don’t want the turkey, you can “pardon” him or her to live out the rest of their life with our chickens and sheep and you can come to visit him or her. For tickets or more information contact Amanda Flagle:  aflagle@messiah.edu.

 

November 8

November 8th, 2018 by INTERCOM

The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

Psalm 103:8-12

 NEWS

Jennifer Fisler, professor of education, co-presented with Dr. Patricia Joergensen from Holy Family University at the annual statewide Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (PAC-TE) conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Nov. 1. Their presentation, “Cooperating teachers and college supervisors weigh in: Using voices from the field to inform our model of student teaching,” addressed research questions related to the skill development of novice teachers using the co-teaching model of student teaching. PAC-TE seeks to serve as the voice for professional educator preparation in Pennsylvania by promoting quality preparation programs and opportunities for individual professional development.

At the recent 50th anniversary conference of the Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (PASFAA), held at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, Greg Gearhart, director of financial aid, received two honors. This past year, while serving in the role of PASFAA historian and chairing the Historian Committee, Greg led a group of PASFAA members who prepared a number of historical displays for the conference, including an historical timeline, a museum of historical items from the past 50 years of the Association, and video interviews with twenty past presidents of the Association. For these efforts, the entire committee received the President’s Award. This award is given to ‘an individual or individuals who worked to provide leadership and/or service to the association over the last year and whose actions have helped to advance the goals and objectives of the association for that period of time.’ In addition to this, Greg was awarded Life Membership, which is PASFAA’s highest award and is given to individuals who ‘have made an outstanding and sustained contribution to student financial aid.’ Life Membership is awarded upon approval by a majority of the PASFAA Executive Council. Over the years, Greg has chaired a number of Association committees and served as president in the 2008-09 year. Both honors were recognized by the presentation of a plaque during the Membership Luncheon.

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Messiah College Choristers’ Concert, featuring Dan Forrest

Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts, Parmer Hall A choral festival led by renowned composer Dan Forrest will culminate in a concert featuring select High School Chamber Choirs, as well as Messiah College Women’s Ensemble (Rachel Cornacchio, conductor), Messiah College Brass Choir (Mike Harcrow, conductor), and the Messiah College Symphony Orchestra (Timothy Dixon, conductor), in a concert of Forrest’s music, including his “Jubilate Deo.” Forrest (b. 1978) has been described as having an undoubted gift for writing beautiful music that is truly magical (NY Concert Review), with works hailed as magnificent, very cleverly constructed sound sculpture (Classical Voice) and superb writing full of spine-tingling moments (Salt Lake Tribune). In the last decade, Forrest’s music has become well established in the repertoire of choirs in the U.S. and abroad, through both smaller works and his major works “Requiem for the Living” (2013), “Jubilate Deo” (2016) and “LUX: The Dawn From On High” (2018). Sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for senior citizens (over 60); $5 for Messiah College students and employees (with ID); and $3 for youth (under 18). To purchase, contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

Important reminder for faculty

Learning Technology Services would like to remind the faculty that it’s not too early to begin planning ahead. The 2019 J-Term and Spring Semester deadlines have been set. Please coordinate your needs for your courses with the deadline dates located at on the ITS blog at the following link: http://blogs.messiah.edu/its/archives/7810

Procedure review:

  1. Messiah faculty are notified of the semester work submission deadlines by Diane Hunsinger several 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. 

Lancaster Learns Conference 2019

Teaching and Learning, as part of the Office of Faculty Development, would like to share an opportunity for educators to submit presentation proposals at the Lancaster Learns Conference to be held at PA College of Health Sciences on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. The mission of Lancaster Learns is “to promote quality teaching and learning by building capacity for evidence-based pedagogy and learner-centered instruction through collaboration across the institutions of higher education within Lancaster county” and beyond. This year’s keynote address is Julie Smith, who will be sharing her expertise on media literacy. The deadline for submitting proposals is Nov. 19, 2018. For further information, including the call for proposals, please visit the Lancaster Learns website. Messiah College, through our programs for Teaching and Learning, is a sponsor of the event along with many other regional academic institutions. A large cohort of Messiah educators has attended this local conference in recent years, and benefitted from its opportunities for knowledge sharing and networking. We would also like to encourage you to attend the conference even if you will not be presenting that day. Early-bird registration runs through Jan. 29, 2019. The cost is only $50 and includes lunch. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lauren Allen, teachingandlearning@messiah.edu.

Beauty Given by Grace: The Biblical Prints of Sadao Watanabe

This exhibition is curated by Sandra Bowden, Christians in the Visual Arts, and will exhibit Nov. 9 — Jan. 25, 2019 in the Climenhaga and High Center Galleries (upper and lower). Join us for the Curator’s Talk and Reception on Thursday, Nov. 29, 4:15 p.m. High Center, High Foundation Recital Hall (Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday: 9 a.m.–7 p.m.,evenings and weekends in conjunction with High Center events.) For more details, visit messiah.edu/galleries.

Annual Soup Sale

The annual soup sale sponsored by the Division of Finance and Planning is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the payroll office lobby, located on the first floor of Old Main. Enjoy a cup of soup for $3, a barbecue sandwich for $2 and a dessert for $1. Soup options include: carrot, cheeseburger, creamy crab, pizza soup, tomato, turkey chili, vegetable beef and a few yet to be determined. ALL proceeds benefit local families for Christmas. Please consider supporting this worthy cause and enjoying some homemade food/goodies!

**CANCELLED-How to Meet an Angel: Ilya and Emilia Kabakov artists’ talk and reception

Please note, How to Meet an Angel: Ilya and Emilia Kabakov artists’ talk and reception and exhibition has been cancelled due to artist’s illness. We hope to reschedule this event next year.

Free 1-1 exercise instruction

Need help entering the Fitness Center? Want to learn a new cardio machine? Interested in being walked through one of the pre-designed resistance training programs? Have questions on exercise technique or form? The Falcon Fitness Center is excited to introduce our student leader strength and fitness coach booking system! Go to our website: https://www.messiah.edu/fitnesscenter, find the booking system on the left navigator, and follow directions to book your 30 minute time slot. Stay active!

Landmine Talk on Nov. 15

Landmines, unexploded ordnance (UXO), improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and other remnants of war create a legacy of violence that persists long after the conflict ends. The sad truth is that these terrifying devices are more likely to kill or maim non-combatants than soldiers, and a high percentage of victims are children. Dr. Don Pratt been advising and mentoring students involved in Humanitarian Demining projects in the engineering department at Messiah College for more than 20 years. These projects have included investigations of a variety of mine detection methods, destruction of munitions, and even improved prosthetic devices for landmine survivors. Recent work has focused on a revolutionary new method of rendering explosives harmless and a new device for defusing IEDs. Come and hear about this exciting research work and the results of field testing, including ongoing work in Cambodia, Afghanistan, and the Republic of Georgia. The presentation will be on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in Frey 110.

Messiah College Choral Arts Society seeks new singers

Messiah College’s Choral Arts Society is holding auditions for all faculty, staff and students for the Spring 2019 season. Choral Arts rehearses on Tuesday evenings at the High Center, and this spring the choir will perform with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. For more information and to schedule an audition, please contact Joy Meade, director of choral activities, at jmeade@messiah.edu

Safety poster contest winners

Congratulations to the winners of the safety contest: all winners were student employees! First place went to Cera Gaston, a student employee in Campus Events. The four runner-ups were Treavor Moore, Hannah Lelah, Katie Riggs and Yabets Assefa. Cera received a $50 gift card and the four runner-ups each received a $25 gift card.

BestSemester study abroad programs visiting campus

Representatives from the CCCU’s study abroad program, BestSemester will be on campus Nov. 15 from noon-5 p.m.  Messiah College has approved all nine of their semester-long programs for our students and we want to spread the word!

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For sale

Wood and glass curio cabinets. Two identical wood curio cabinets with glass doors. Unfinished, each with 3 adjustable wood shelves. 58″ high x 34 5/8″ wide x 16 1/4″ deep. Asking $75/each or $100 for both. Can help with transport if needed (from Carlisle.) Email Becca Sites for photos and more info – rsites@messiah.edu.

Wanted

Seeking to re-home two, adult male cats. Zoe and Bailey are brothers who were found as stray kittens on a family farm. The Hardy’s have offered them a loving home for the past ten years, but are seeking to re-home both cats (ideally together). The cats are de-clawed, neutered, and excellent with children/people. Please contact Shardé Hardy (shardy@messiah.edu) for more details if you or someone you know might be interested.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS:

Historical Society organic turkey raffle

The Newville Historical Society is raffling 20 organic free-range turkeys just in time for Thanksgiving! The drawing will be held on Friday, Nov. 16 and the “dressed” turkeys can be picked up on Tuesday, Nov. 20. I can also bring any winning turkeys to campus on Tuesday. Donations are $3 for 1 ticket, $5 for 2 tickets, and $10 for 10 tickets. If you win and don’t want the turkey, you can “pardon” him or her to live out the rest of their life with our chickens and sheep and you can come to visit him or her. For tickets or more information contact Amanda Flagle:  aflagle@messiah.edu.