August 24, 2016

August 25th, 2016 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 3:17

News:

The School of Graduate Studies is pleased to welcome the following to the Messiah College community:

Dottie Weigel, PhD, assistant professor of Higher Education and program director of the MA in Higher Education: Dottie returns to Messiah College (she previously worked at Messiah 2001-2006 in Residence Life) after spending the last 10 years in various administrative and teaching roles at the University of South Carolina where she earned a PhD in Educational Admin. Most recently she served as the assistant director for Curriculum and Administration (Univ. 101 Programs) and the assistant director for Student Engagement and Service-Learning at USC. This summer she completed co-editing “Transitions: Building a New Community.” The customized textbook for students in the University of South Carolina’s University 101 first-year seminar is widely regarded as an ideal model for institutions working to design a custom-published first-year seminar text.

Michelle Sanford, director of the dietetic internship program/senior lecturer: Michelle is a1993 Messiah alum and holds an MS in Healthcare Administration from New England College. She has been a registered dietitian for over 20 years. She has worked for the last 16 years at the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewistown, ME where she has served as a preceptor for graduate students in dietetic internships through the University of Maine as well as several other distance programs. In addition, she has led several medical mission trips to Romania.

Sarah Campbell, PhD, senior lecturer in counseling: After serving as an adjunct in the counseling program, Sarah is joining us for a one-year appointment. Sarah hails from south New Jersey and holds a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Capella University. Her professional experience includes work as an adoption counselor, consultant, and home study worker with Bethany Christian Services. She has provided individual, couples and family and group counseling for adolescents, children and adults in Philadelphia and south Jersey and she has served as an eLearning expert and course developer at Ocean County College (NJ).

Jennifer Good, PsyD, senior lecturer in counseling: Jenny has served as an adjunct in the counseling program and is joining us for a one-year appointment. She earned a PsyD in Clinical Psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and has experience in providing therapy to children, youth, college students, families, the chronically mentally ill and residents of skilled nursing facilities. In addition to her work as a licensed clinical psychologist in the Harrisburg region, she completed a postdoctoral internship and residency at Phillhaven Hospital and has served as an adjunct professor in the graduate counseling program at McDaniel College (MD).

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Many thanks to Brian Swartz for his two years of service as a fellow in the Teaching and Learning Initiative. Brian helped to launch the initiative and to plan and implement much of the programming that we were able to do in the last two years. His careful thinking, commitment to excellent teaching, and ability to see ideas to completion were significant assets in our initial phases. This year, Brian has decided to focus his attention on his department and school responsibilities. We welcome Cynthia Wells who will serve the final year of Brian’s three-year term as fellow. Cynthia brings a wealth of understanding of teaching and learning in Christian higher education and experience in both undergraduate and graduate level teaching. She joins Amy Ginck, teaching fellow, and Jennifer Fisler, director of teaching and learning.

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After three years of strong work and service as the Collaboratory Program Manager, Rodney Green has accepted a position with World Relief and will be leaving employment with Messiah College on Sept. 9. The scope and impact of Collaboratory programming has grown significantly during Rodney’s tenure, and he has managed that growth while keeping Collaboratory leadership focused on its mission and quality. Rodney will be missed. His team is grateful that he will continue to work in the Harrisburg area.

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Graduate student Caitlin Copus presented her thesis at Central Penn College on Thursday, Aug. 11. Caitlin is a Master of Arts in Higher Education student with a concentration in Academic Support Services. Her thesis was on course registration. Her abstract was as follows: Course registration is a fundamental but complex process that happens at essentially every college and university. Most colleges have open registration periods when students are encouraged to register for classes, and faculty and administrators examine registration patterns to decide to cancel course sections or open additional course sections to meet student demand. Because the information obtained during registration is useful, it would be helpful to many faculty and administrators if all students registered for classes during the suggested periods. Students who register on time also stand to benefit from the greatest possible selection of course options. Despite these benefits, many students register for classes late. This presentation examined the current body of literature surrounding course registration and then described a quantitative study that was completed to find results about hypotheses describing why students register for classes late. A discussion about the findings of the study followed, and suggestions for current practice and further research concluded the presentation.

Messiah 411:

RightNow Media offered free to all employees

Messiah College has subscribed to RightNow Media to make this library of video resources available free of charge to interested students, employees, parents and alumni of the college. RightNow Media provides a range of resources–entertainment, bible study materials, conference keynote addresses, sermons, ministry training, children’s videos, etc. This resource is being offered through a generous gift to the college so that you can enjoy these resources without any cost to you or your family. On June 1, you should have received an introductory email from RightNow Media that would allow you to sign-up for this online resource. They also sent out three reminder emails. Some employees thought it may have been a hoax and others saw this email in their junk folder. It is not; over 1,130 members of the Messiah community have already signed up for this free service. Please note that making these resources available to the Messiah community does not implicitly or explicitly suggest that the College endorses the content or perspectives presented by every resource. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email jmcclymont@messiah.edu.

Virtual EMS – room scheduling software

The preferred method for making room reservations is by using Virtual EMS. The volume of room reservation requests that are emailed through roomres@messiah.edu do not allow for these requests to be answered in a timely manner. Therefore, these types of requests can be delayed by several days. Virtual EMS requests take priority over all other requests. If you need a Virtual EMS account, please log on to the website http://ems.messiah.edu/virtualems. When asked for your “User ID” and “Password,” use your normal network prompts, then click “Login.” You should see your status as pending. Contact rheintze@messiah.edu to let him know you have an account pending and he will finish the process of creating your account.

Messiah College night at Harrisburg City Islanders game

The Alumni and Parent Relations Office is hosting Messiah College Night on City Island next Saturday, Aug. 27. As you may know, there are four Messiah alumni coaching/playing for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds (Dave Brandt ’85, Dan Visser ’08, and Nick ’11 and Jack ’15 Thompson). The Riverhounds will be playing the City Islanders at 7 p.m. at FNB Field, City Island, Harrisburg and we want you to be there. We would love to get a large crowd to come out and show these alumni some Messiah College support! We are asking our fans to wear blue or white Messiah College gear to show off our Falcon pride. Discounted tickets can be purchased using this link: http://bit.ly/Messiah16 Messiah students/coaches/employee tickets – $5 (must show ID at will call); alumni/parents/friends – $10 (adult ticket ages 12 and up); youth tickets – $5 (youth tickets ages 5-11, 4 and under FREE). Tickets purchased the day of the game are regular price of $15/ adults and $9/youth.

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For rent

Beautiful 3-story townhouse with 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths, in the newly built “Towns at Meridian” complex in Mechanicsburg. Only 5 miles from Messiah College. Open concept and spacious kitchen with island and dining area. Rent includes homeowner’s association fee. Tenants pay all utilities. Small dogs/cats considered. See Trulia listing for a showing: http://www.trulia.com/rental/3236202624-3025-Meridian-Cmns-B-Mechanicsburg-PA-17055 or contact William Kirk at wkirk@messiah.edu for more information.

For sale

Youth ATV 2008 RedCat 50cc 4 speed semi-automatic, electric start, 4 stroke (no mixing-gas and go). Headlight, walk- behind (tethered) and body attachable kill switch. Speed limiter and single brake. PERFECT starter ATV. Very quiet, runs great. $500 obo. Also 2000 Jayco Eagle 12F popup camper. Sleeps 6-8. 1 Slide out. 26 ft. when fully opened. Indoor/outdoor showers, toilet, indoor/outdoor stove, refrigerator, hot water, heat, AC, fresh/dirty water tanks, canvas completely replaced in 2013. Has two outdoor storage compartments and one propane tank. $2500 obo. If interested, Contact Tom at trhoads@messiah.edu for more information.

Kids bike: Razor Siege 16″ w training wheels. $20 obo. Boy’s bike: Mongoose Enix 20″, 6 speed. $30 obo. Mountain bike: NEXT PowerX dual-suspension. Needs some tune-up. $30 obo. Michelin stud-less mud&snow tires 255/60 R16, on 5-lug rims. Half thread life left. $50 obo. for the set of 4 (just the rims are worth more…) Contact Niklas Hellgrem at nhellgren@messiah.edu.

Townhouse for sale one mile from campus, priced to sell, less than 1 mile from campus in Bumble Bee Hollow! Beautiful end unit townhouse featuring 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, kitchen w granite counter tops & breakfast bar, large living room w hardwood floors, first floor laundry & 1/2 bath. The master bedroom has a full BR, upstairs has wall-to-wall carpet. Outside patio. Included in this development: playground, gym, basketball court, swimming pool, lawn care and snow removal. Call Laurie ext. 2820.

Guitar and printer ink. Like new half-size guitar. Oscar Schmidt, glossy black. Instructional book, strings, electronic tuner, picks, case. $150. HP21+22 ink, and HP 22 ink new in package $30. Contact Jenell at jparis@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

 

August 18, 2016

August 18th, 2016 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do

Ephesians 2:10

NEWS

The School of Graduate Studies is pleased to welcome the following to the Messiah College community:

Dottie Weigel, PhD, assistant professor of Higher Education and program director of the MA in Higher Education: Dottie returns to Messiah College (she previously worked at Messiah 2001-2006 in Residence Life) after spending the last 10 years in various administrative and teaching roles at the University of South Carolina where she earned a PhD in Educational Admin. Most recently she served as the assistant director for Curriculum and Administration (Univ. 101 Programs) and the assistant director for Student Engagement and Service-Learning at USC.   This summer she completed co-editing “Transitions: Building a New Community.” The customized textbook for students in the University of South Carolina’s University 101 first-year seminar is widely regarded as an ideal model for institutions working to design a custom-published first-year seminar text.

Michelle Sanford, director of the dietetic internship program/senior lecturer: Michelle is a 1993 Messiah alum and holds an MS in Healthcare Administration from New England College.  She has been a registered dietitian for over 20 years. She has worked for the last 16 years at the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewistown, ME where she has served as a preceptor for graduate students in dietetic internships through the University of Maine as well as several other distance programs. In addition, she has led several medical mission trips to Romania.

Sarah Campbell, PhD, senior lecturer in counseling: After serving as an adjunct in the counseling program, Sarah is joining us for a one-year appointment. Sarah hails from south New Jersey and holds a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Capella University. Her professional experience includes work as an adoption counselor, consultant, and home study worker with Bethany Christian Services. She has provided individual, couples and family and group counseling for adolescents, children and adults in Philadelphia and south Jersey and she has served as an eLearning expert and course developer at Ocean County College (NJ).

Jennifer Good, PsyD, senior lecturer in counseling: Jenny has served as an adjunct in the counseling program and is joining us for a one-year appointment. She earned a PsyD in Clinical Psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and has experience in providing therapy to children, youth, college students, families, the chronically mentally ill and residents of skilled nursing facilities. In addition to her work as a licensed clinical psychologist in the Harrisburg region, she completed a postdoctoral internship and residency at Phillhaven Hospital and has served as an adjunct professor in the graduate counseling program at McDaniel College (MD).

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MESSIAH 411

Family Day!

Join us at The Oakes Museum Aug. 18 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. for family day! Come discover how an ecosystem works without bottle biology  lesson and explore the art in the museum displays. Guided tours, hands-on activities, behind-the-scenes tours and exhibit talks will be happening throughout the day. Admission is $10/per family or buy one, get one free. For more information, contact us at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu or go to our website messiah.edu/oakes for more details.

Super Saturday: Insects!

Join us at The Oakes Museum for Super Saturday on Aug. 20 from 1-5 p.m. to discover what insect specimens the museum has! We will look at the community garden to determine which insects are helpful and harmful. Behind the scenes tours, hands-on activities, insect hikes and story times will be available all afternoon. Admission to Super Saturdays is FREE to the Messiah College Community. For more information contact us at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu or go to our website messiah.edu/oakes for more details.

School is back in session soon!

Schools will soon be back in session across the state and that means school buses will be on the roads and children will be walking along the streets. Keep these safety tips in mind as you are driving:

  • Always follow the speed limits and slow down in school zones and near bus stops.
  • Stay alert for children getting on and off buses, and walking to and from bus stops and schools.
  • Be familiar with Pennsylvania’s School Bus Stopping Law and comply with it:
    • Motorists must stop at least 10 feet away from school buses that have red lights flashing and stop arm extended.
    • Motorists must stop when they are behind a bus, meeting the bus or approaching an intersection where a bus is stopped with red lights flashing and stop arm extended.
    • Motorists following or traveling alongside a school bus must also stop until the red lights have stopped flashing, the stop arm is withdrawn, and all children have reached safety.
    • Do not proceed until all the children have reached a place of safety.
    • If physical barriers such as grassy medians, guide rails or concrete median barriers separate oncoming traffic from the bus, motorists in the opposing lanes may proceed without stopping. This is the only time a motorist does not have to stop for a stopped school bus.

The penalties, if convicted, of violating Pennsylvania´s School Bus Stopping Law include:

    • $250 fine
    • Five points on your driving record
    • 60-day license suspension
    • A lifetime of regret if a child is injured!

New student orientation and Welcome Week 2016 begins August 25

Under Construction is this year’s theme for Welcome Week 2016. Messiah College is excited to welcome our incoming first-year and transfer students as they begin their orientation on Thursday, Aug. 25. You can visit www.messiah.edu/welcomeweek to see the full five-day orientation agenda that they will follow. Every employee will receive a handout via campus mail early next week that you can carry with you and use as a reference tool if you will be on campus on Aug. 25. You may encounter new students and their families that have questions about where they need to be, who they need to contact, etc. This is a very handy guide. Any questions about the activities on Aug. 25 can be directed to the office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs, ext. 5240 or silp@messiah.edu.

Virtual EMS – room scheduling software

The preferred method for making room reservations is by using Virtual EMS. The volume of room reservation requests that are emailed through roomres@messiah.edu do not allow for these requests to be answered in a timely manner. Therefore, these types of requests can be delayed by several days. Virtual EMS requests take priority over all other requests. If you need a Virtual EMS account, please log on to the website http://ems.messiah.edu/virtualems. When asked for your “User Id” and “Password”, use your normal network prompts, then click “Login”. You should see your status as pending. Contact me at rheintze@messiah.edu to let me know you have an account pending and I’ll finish the process of creating your account.

Messiah College night at Harrisburg City Islanders game

The Alumni and Parent Relations Office is hosting Messiah College Night on City Island next Saturday, Aug. 27. As you may know, there are four Messiah alumni coaching/playing for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds (Dave Brandt ’85, Dan Visser ’08, and Nick ’11 and Jack ’15 Thompson). The Riverhounds will be playing the City Islanders at 7 p.m. at FNB Field, City Island, Harrisburg and we want you to be there. We would love to get a large crowd to come out and show these alumni some Messiah College support! We are asking our fans to wear blue or white Messiah College gear to show off our Falcon pride. Discounted tickets can be purchased using this link: http://bit.ly/Messiah16 Messiah students/coaches/employee tickets – $5 (must show ID at will call); alumni/parents/friends – $10 (adult ticket ages 12 and up); youth tickets – $5 (youth tickets ages 5-11, 4 and under FREE). Tickets purchased the day of the game are regular price of $15/ adults and $9/youth.

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Job Opportunities

Dining Services at Messiah College currently has an opening for the position of production assistant. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/8459.Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of Dining Services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Information Technology Services at Messiah College currently has an opening for the position of ITS security analyst. For additional information and to apply, please see: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9236 . Job-related questions may be directed to Bill Strausbaugh, vice president for information technology, at strausba@messiah.edu .

The Registrar’s Office currently has an opening for the position of administrative assistant to the registrar/coordinator of student retention. For additional information and to apply, please see: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9233. Job-related questions may be directed to Jim Sotherden, registrar/coordinator of student retention, at jsotherd@messiah.edu .

For rent

Beautiful 3-story townhouse with 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths, in the newly built “Towns at Meridian” complex in Mechanicsburg. Only 5 miles from Messiah College. Open concept and spacious kitchen with island and dining area. Rent includes homeowners association fee. Tenants pay all utilities. Small dogs/cats considered. See Trulia listing for a showing: http://www.trulia.com/rental/3236202624-3025-Meridian-Cmns-B-Mechanicsburg-PA-17055 or contact William Kirk at wkirk@messiah.edu for more information.

For sale

2000 Ford Excursion.  145K miles. One owner. 4WD, towing package, clean. Very spacious SUV, ideal for large family. $7,500 obo. For more information, contact Bill Stowman 717-609-2146 or wstowman@messiah.edu.

1997 Ford Taurus. Color: Gold/Champagne; Engine: 3L V6; Mileage: 98,600; Seats up to 8 passengers with seat belts. In Good Condition, but in need of 3 oxygen sensors ($58 each) and a right side-view mirror ($85). Kelley blue book value is $1,600 Asking Price: $1,100 Contact Erik Lindquist at quist@messiah.edu.

Tent. Eureka! TIMBERLINE® SQ OUTFITTER. Used 6 person tent for sale (price reduced; $50); MSRP $550 new. One tent remaining; Tent is in good condition with all poles and stakes. Some minor pieces (such as a clip or hook) may be missing. Contact Erik Lindquist at mailto:quist@messiah.edu

Youth ATV 2008 RedCat 50cc 4 speed semi-automatic, electric start, 4 stroke (no mixing-gas and go). Headlight, walk- behind (tethered) and body attachable kill switch. Speed limiter and single brake. PERFECT starter ATV. Very quiet, runs great. $500 obo. Also 2000 Jayco Eagle 12F popup camper. Sleeps 6-8. 1 Slide out. 26 ft when fully opened. Indoor/outdoor showers, toilet, indoor/outdoor stove, refrigerator, hot water, heat, AC, fresh/dirty water tanks, canvas completely replaced in 2013. Has two outdoor storage compartments and one propane tank. $2500 obo. If interested, Contact Tom at trhoads@messiah.edu for more information.

Drum kit. Pearl Forum series 5-piece, 4 cymbal set with soft carrying cases. Cymbals are a mix of Sabian and Pearl. Two thrones, floor tom stick bag, extra Ludwig snare, 3 extra cymbals, extra set of Evans heads, extra Pearl drum pedal and high hat stand, and other misc. hardware, sticks, and accessories including cowbell and tambourine attachments. Heavily used but in good condition; just needs a good tune up. Asking $500. Contact Susan at sgetty@messiah.edu or 717-802-5447.

OUTSIDE OPPORTUNITIES

Yard sale fundraiser

Daybreak Church is having a yard sale! All proceeds will benefit the church’s benevolence fund. The yard sale will be held on Friday, Aug. 19, from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. at the church located at 321 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg. Food will be available for purchase. For additional information contact Randy Ness at rness@messiah.edu.

 

 

August 11, 2016

August 11th, 2016 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had.

Romans 15:5

MESSIAH 411

Plan to attend Community Day on August 23

All employees are encouraged to attend Community Day on Tuesday, Aug. 23 from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. This annual Messiah tradition serves as the ceremonial launch of the new academic year for employees with opportunities for corporate worship and fellowship, as well as the presentation of the President’s State of the College address. Refreshments will be available after the gathering from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the Eisenhower Campus Center lawn (rain location is Howe Atrium, Boyer Hall). All offices and departments (with the exception of Dispatch and the Early Learning Center) will close from 8:45-11:30 a.m. to allow employees to attend the gathering and reception. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Cohen, executive assistant to the president, at mcohen@messiah.edu.

Collaboratory bridge work featured in Central Penn Business Journal

The Collaboratory was recently highlighted in the August 8 Central Penn Business Journal for the work that the Panama Bridge team was able to accomplish this summer in partnership with Rio Missions and local engineering firms. Dr. Brian Swartz is the engineering advisor for this project. Dr. Doug Phillippy served as a site team advisor in May.

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CLASSIFIEDS

For sale:

Oak desk for sale for $100. The desk is in fair condition with scattered scratches and scraps. The desk frame and dovetailed drawers are solid oak. The desktop and sides are oak veneer. The desktop is 43 inches across and 31 inches deep. The desk stands 30 inches high. The buyer must pick-up the desk in Palmyra, Pa. For more information contact Tara at tjankouskas@messiah.edu.

Eureka! TIMBERLINE® SQ OUTFITTER 6. FIVE used 6-person tents for sale ($75 each); MSRP $550 new. THREE tents include an additional exterior vestibule. These tents are in good condition with all poles and stakes. Some minor pieces (such as a clip or hook) may be missing. For more information contact Erik Lindquist at quist@messiah.edu

Free:

27″ Zenith High Definition TV (model 27V22) with remote control. Works well. Contact Erik Lindquist at quist@messiah.edu 

Job opportunities:

Campus Events is accepting applications for the position of campus events worker III. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9221. Job-related questions may be directed to Scott Zeigler, campus events manager, at szeigler@messiah.edu.

The Office of the Provost is accepting applications for the position of project coordinator. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9210. Job-related questions may be directed to Ruth Nutt, executive administrator to the Office of the Provost, at rnutt@messiah.edu.

The Office of the Provost is accepting applications for the position of administrative assistant to the Office of the Provost. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9206. Job-related questions may be directed to Ruth Nutt, executive administrator to the Office of the Provost, at rnutt@messiah.edu.

 

 

August 4, 2016

August 4th, 2016 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.

Ecclesiastes 3:1

NEWS

Aldersgate Press published a book by Professor of Marketing David Hagenbuch. The book, titled “Honorable Influence: A Christian’s Guide to Faithful Marketing,” shines the light of Christian faith on the field, revealing how marketers can avoid negative impact, and instead influence consumers to their benefit. Messiah College alumnus Peter Greer wrote the foreword. The book was the #1 New Release in Religious Ethics on Amazon.com for several days after its launch. If you’d like to learn more, visit www.HonorableInfluence.com.

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MESSIAH 411

The deadline to order early arrival student meal cards is Tuesday, Aug. 9. Please place your order with the Falcon Exchange at falconexchange@messiah.edu by this date. Your email should include the department name, number of cards requested, org/acct # to be charged and the active start and stop dates on the cards.

CLASSIFIEDS

For sale:

Furniture Items for Sale. Furniture items in great condition for sale: Solid wood coffee table with inside storage (asking $50) and desk w/ matching chair (asking $40) Contact Kerry Hoke at ext.  7345 or hoke@messiah.edu.

Glass top computer desk with three shelves and keyboard tray–$35; Two vinyl adjustable desk chairs, five-wheeled base–$40 each or two for $70; Text Jonathan at 717-691-8341 or email at jlauer@messiah.edu.

Oak desk for sale for $100. The desk is in fair condition with scattered scratches and scraps. The desk frame and dovetailed drawers are solid oak. The desktop and sides are oak veneer. The desktop is 43 inches across and 31 inches deep. The desk stands 30 inches high. The buyer must pick-up the desk in Palmyra, Pa. For more information contact Tara at tjankouskas@messiah.edu.

NordicTrack AudioStrider 990. NordicTrack AudioStrider 990 eliptical machine. Like new but asking half the price. $500 dmagee@messiah.edu for inquiries.

Free:

Used Bed Frame Give Away. We have more than 100 used bed frames to give away. The frames take the long twin sized mattresses that measure 80 inches long by 36 inches wide by 8 inches high. The bed frames are located in the receiving area under the South Complex – South Side Café Deck. Frames can be picked up between 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Bring your own help to move the frames, because there will be no staff monitoring the area. Be aware that the bed frames are in pieces. You will need two bed ends and the long frame with springs to make one bed. Also be careful as you walk among the frames to look for trip hazards and possible sharp edges on the metal frames. The frames will be available until Aug. 12. If you have questions about the bed frames, contact Scott Zeigler at ext. 2940.

Wanted:

Temporary home needed.  Seeking temporary housing for family of four (two adults, two boys: ages 6 and 10) due to relocation to the area for a new position at Messiah. Dates needed 8/15-9/15. Basic place to sleep and prepare a simple meal would be fine. Contact Michelle Sanford at 207-590-6239 or michelle@acornrain.com.

Job Opportunities:

The Department of Dining Services at Messiah College currently has an opening for the temporary, part-time position of dining services employee. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/4443. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of Dining Services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Dining Services at Messiah College currently has an opening for the position of temporary administrative assistant catering. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9138. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of Dining Services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice at Messiah College currently has an opening for the position of administrative assistant II – Teaching and Learning/Ernest L. Boyer Center/ Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9158. Job-related questions may be directed to Val Drobel, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the School of Business, School of Bus Edu & Social Sciences, at vdrobel@messiah.edu.

 

 

July 28, 2016

July 28th, 2016 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the people of the world revere him. For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.

Psalms 33: 8-9

News

It is with great sadness that we inform the Messiah College community that Andy Grace’s stepson, Brayden James Bonsall, 19, passed away on Saturday July 2, 2016. Andy Grace, whom many of our employees know personally, is one of our representatives from our retirement advisory firm, Capital View Wealth Management. Please pray for Andy, his wife Tiffany, and the entire family circle. Brayden’s obituary can be found here; you will find an online guestbook where you may leave your condolences.

Messiah 411

Zika Virus information

What is the Zika Virus? How do you contract it? What precautions can you take? If you have it, what should you do? Where can you get more information on the Zika Virus? For answers to these questions, read the Zika Virus information sheet. 

Classifieds

For sale:

Furniture Items for Sale. Furniture items in great condition for sale: Solid wood coffee table with inside storage (asking $50) and desk w/ matching chair (asking $40) Contact Kerry Hoke at ext.  7345 or hoke@messiah.edu

Moving sale! Big items: Nearly-new washer/dryer, large filing cabinet, couches, rolling cart (multipurpose; e.g. for kitchen, TV, bedside table), antiques, bikes, patio furniture, rocking chair, small dresser and more. Lots of smaller household and kids items, like train table, easel, toys, books, kitchen wares and miscellaneous. For questions or pictures, contact: mrobinson@messiah.edu or text (630) 877-6322.

Glass top computer desk with three shelves and keyboard tray–$35 Two vinyl adjustable desk chairs, five-wheeled base–$40 each or two for $70 Text Jonathan at 717-691-8341 or email at jlauer@messiah.edu

Free:

Used Bed Frame Give Away. We have more than 100 used bed frames to give away. The frames take the long twin sized mattresses that measure 80 inches long by 36 inches wide by 8 inches high. The bed frames are located in the receiving area under the South Complex – South Side Café Deck. Frames can be picked up between 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Bring your own help to move the frames, because there will be no staff monitoring the area. Be aware that the bed frames are in pieces. You will need two bed ends and the long frame with springs to make one bed. Also be careful as you walk among the frames to look for trip hazards and possible sharp edges on the metal frames. The frames will be available until Aug. 12. If you have questions about the bed frames, contact Scott Zeigler at ext. 2940.

Wanted:

Temporary home needed.  Seeking temporary housing for family of four (two adults, two boys: ages 6 and 10) due to relocation to the area for a new position at Messiah. Dates needed 8/15-9/15. Basic place to sleep and prepare a simple meal would be fine. Contact Michelle Sanford at 207-590-6239 or michelle@acornrain.com.

Job Opportunities:

The Admissions Office – ACS at Messiah College currently has an opening for the position of ACS data entry processor. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9127. Job-related questions may be directed to Sherri Wolgemuth, recruiting and admissions data systems administrator and ACS supervisor, at Wolgemut@messiah.edu.

The Department of Dining Services at Messiah College currently has an opening for the temporary, part-time position of dining services employee. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/4443. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of Dining Services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Dining Services at Messiah College currently has an opening for the position of temporary administrative assistant catering. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9138. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of Dining Services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

 

 

July 21, 2016

July 21st, 2016 by ebray

But if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
1 John 1:7

NEWS

Dwayne Magee, director of printing and mailing services, recently authored an article published in the In-Plant Graphics Magazine (a leading resource for in-plant printers) titled “It’s O.K. to Print this Email” focusing on sustainability. The article can be found here.

 

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Move-in Day volunteers needed

As announced in early May, this is your last chance to sign-up to volunteer to serve during Move-in Day 2016. The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs is in need of employees, related family members (over the age of 13) and student workers to help move new students into their residence halls on Thursday, Aug. 25. You can choose a three-hour shift of 8-11a.m., 10 a.m.-1p.m. or noon-3p.m., or the entire time. You will receive a boxed lunch and 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 THIS FRIDAY JULY 22. We look forward to serving with you and thank you in advance for your time and help!

Library evening hours extended this coming week

This coming week, due to the number of graduate courses being held on campus, Murray Library will be extending its hours on Tuesday and Thursday nights in addition to Monday and Wednesday. The Library will be open the following hours: Monday-Thursday, July 25-28: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, July 29: 8 a.m. – 5p.m.

Plan to attend Community Day on August 23

All employees are encouraged to attend Community Day on Tuesday, Aug. 23 from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. This annual Messiah tradition serves as the ceremonial launch of the new academic year for employees with opportunities for corporate worship and fellowship, as well as the presentation of the president’s State of the College address. Refreshments will be available after the gathering from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the Eisenhower Campus Center lawn (rain location is Howe Atrium, Boyer Hall). All offices and departments (with the exception of Dispatch and the Early Learning Center) will close from 8:45-11:30 a.m. to allow employees to attend the gathering and reception. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Cohen, executive assistant to the president, at mcohen@messiah.edu.

New Collaboratory Director

The Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research at Messiah is pleased to inform the Messiah community that Doug Flemmens has accepted the position of Collaboratory director, a 12-month administrative position that begins July 15. Doug has a background in industrial engineering and has worked in management and administration for two local firms in recent years: Graham Packaging and Tyco Electronics. He describes himself as a hands-on contributor with broad experience who prefers to lead from the middle. His professional work includes cross-cultural management in Asia, and he has led a church partnership and short-term missions to Jamaica for several years in ministry to the deaf community. Doug became interested in Messiah College and the Collaboratory as he visited campus with his daughter, who will be an incoming student this fall. He is excited to work with us and to discover what good works the Lord has prepared for him as he joins us. Please join the School of Science, Engineering and Health in welcoming Doug.

 

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For sale:

Around 125 square-feet of reclaimed hard rock maple flooring. It has been thickness planed. Some of the ends will need to have tongues or groves routed in them. Make an offer. (bbrubake@messiah.edu ext. 5624)

Selling road bike – Lotus ProSeries 2000R, early 90’s. 56cm frame. Asking $225 obo. Pics available upon request. Contact Brandon Hoover at bhoover@messiah.edu.

Fitbit Flex for sale – only used for one week. Asking $65or best offer. If interested email pseibert@messiah.edu.

 

Job opportunities:

The School of the Arts at Messiah College currently has an opening for the position of theatre production manager (part-time). For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9113. Job-related questions may be directed to Richard Roberson,dean, School of the Arts, at rroberso@messiah.edu.

The Department of Safety has an opening for the position of community safety officer, evening shift. For additional information and to apply, please see: https://jobs.messiah.edu/hr/postings/9101. Job-related questions may be directed to Lynn Maynard, director of safety and administrative services, at lmaynard@messiah.edu.

The School of the Humanities at Messiah College currently has an opening for the position of administrative assistant to the Department of Biblical and Religious Studies and The Sider Institute. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9091. Job-related questions may be directed to Sally Richardson, administrative assistant to the dean, School of Humanities, at srichardson@messiah.edu.

The School of the Humanities at Messiah College currently has an opening for the position of administrative assistant to English Department and Center for Public Humanities. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9095. Job-related questions may be directed to Sally Richardson, administrative assistant to the dean, School of Humanities, at srichardson@messiah.edu.

The Graduate Program in Physical Therapy at Messiah College invites applications for a full-time Director of Clinical Education (DCE) of its developing Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT). For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9064. Job-related questions may be directed to Rob Pepper, assistant provost/dean of the School of Graduate Studies, at rpepper@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

 

July 14, 2016

July 14th, 2016 by ebray

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Philippians 2:9-11

NEWS

School of the Humanities awarded grant for Theology Institute

Messiah College has received a grant of $417,559 to establish the Messiah College Theology Institute for High School Youth project. It is part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s High School Youth Theology Institutes initiative, which seeks to encourage young people to explore theological traditions, ask questions about the moral dimensions of contemporary issues and examine how their faith calls them to lives of service.  The program will be one of three run out of the School of the Humanities—including the Young Filmmakers Workshop and Young Writers Workshop—that are designed to enrich, deepen, and broaden high school students engagement with the humanities as they prepare to lead productive lives in college and beyond.  Special thanks to Brian Smith, chair of Biblical and Religious Studies, for his leadership and work in developing the grant proposal, and to BRS professors Shelley Skinner, Stephen Gallaher and Richard Crane for their support in envisioning the program. Also, thank you to Erin Beck, grant manager for her work on making this grant a reality.  For more information, see the full press release at http://bit.ly/29mlLrb. — Pete Powers, Dean, School of the Humanities

 

Dwayne Safer, assistant professor of finance, authored an article in Transactions Magazine (a publication of the Pennsylvania Community Bankers Association) on the issues faced by community banks across the state of Pennsylvania. The article is available at: http://pacbtransactions.com/publication/?i=311722&p=44

 

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Enrollment Management area announcements

The following Enrollment Management staff members have received promotions. Congratulations to:

  • Rusty Hoffman on his promotion to assistant director of transfer admissions. Rusty spent the last year organizing and leading the HACC check-sheet project, as well as the development of the transcript request form – two new and important initiatives. Transfer students are an important part of the Messiah College community, and we are thankful for his hard work and passion to serve our transfer population.
  • Allan Mathew on his promotion to assistant director of admissions for multicultural student recruitment. Allan has provided strong leadership in the recruitment of underrepresented students and in the continued growth of the Martin Scholarship Program. His creation of the MARC (Multicultural Admissions Recruitment Committee) is a model that should positively impact our SURECP enrollment via church recruitment in urban regions. We are grateful for his leadership and commitment to issues of access, mentorship and reconciliation.
  • Shayna Reichert on her promotion to coordinator of academic marketing and recruitment. Shayna played a key role in training and ongoing support of our new counselors this past year and is continuing to do that this year. Starting this recruitment cycle, she will be chairing the academic marketing committee, coordinating the writing assessment process and has already assisted the director of admissions with the establishment of territory and academic goals. We are thankful for her leadership in multiple key areas.
  • Rachel Shenk on her promotion to assistant director of admissions for telecounseling and recruitment. Rachel has done a tremendous job utilizing the SmartCALL phoning system to coordinate extensive telecounseling efforts which support all territory managers and enhance academic marketing. Rachel co-leads our successful ambassador program and provides excellent training, leadership and mentorship for our student employees and serves as a role model and mentor for effective territory management.

Enrollment Management also welcomes three new admissions counselors

  • Elizabeth Arias ’16: She brings a variety of significant leadership, internship and involvement experiences to our office. She served as a multicultural admissions recruitment intern during her senior year and a full-time student staff member during the summer for the admissions office. She was also the refugee and immigrant services for empowerment coordinator in the Agapé Center her senior year, and a senior resident assistant.
  • Rachael Haqq14: She served as a youth director since October 2012 at the U.S. Army War College Memorial Chapel at the Carlisle Barracks.
  • Molly Janczyk ’15: Recently she has been employed as an office manager at a local counseling center. During her time as a student, she was chaplain for the Messiah College Council on Family Relations.

 

New Collaboratory Director

The Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research at Messiah is pleased to inform the Messiah community that Doug Flemmens has accepted the position of Collaboratory director, a 12-month administrative position that begins July 15. Doug has a background in industrial engineering and has worked in management and administration for two local firms in recent years: Graham Packaging and Tyco Electronics. He describes himself as a hands-on contributor with broad experience who prefers to lead from the middle. His professional work includes cross-cultural management in Asia, and he has led a church partnership and short-term missions to Jamaica for several years in ministry to the deaf community. Doug became interested in Messiah College and the Collaboratory as he visited campus with his daughter, who will be an incoming student this fall. He is excited to work with us and to discover what good works the Lord has prepared for him as he joins us. (Ephesians 2) Please join the School of Science, Engineering and Health in welcoming Doug.

 

Super Saturday at the Oakes Museum of Natural History

Join us for Super Saturday on July 23 from 1-5 p.m. to discover what natural history museums have to do with art! We will look at the museum through a new lens as we consider the animals, paintings and foreground of the museum as art. Behind the scenes tours, hands-on activities and a craft will be available all afternoon. Admission to Super Saturdays is FREE to the Messiah College Community. For more information contact us at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu or go to our website messiah.edu/oakes for more details.

 

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For sale:

Thule Chariot Cougar 2. Double bike trailer/stroller – $400. Gently used, like-new condition. Includes bike kit, stroller kit, and infant sling. See images here. Read/view more about product here. Contact nskulstad@messiah.edu.

Toddler Girl Clothes. A large lot of toddler girl clothes for sale, in good used condition. Sizes ranging from 12 months – 2T. Clothes include: 2 pairs of shoes: size 3 (Buster Browns) and 5 (TOMS); 5 summer jumpers; 2 pairs shorts/capris; 20+ pairs of pants; 2 skirts; 11 short sleeve t-shirts; 7 long-sleeve t-shirts; 3 onesies; 7 dresses; 1 reversible Carter’s coat; 7 sweaters; 3 PJs; 8 sleepers. See images here. $60 for everything. Please contact nskulstad@messiah.edu

Selling road bike – Lotus ProSeries 2000R, early 90’s. 56cm frame. Asking $225 obo. Pics available upon request. Contact Brandon Hoover at bhoover@messiah.edu.

Job opportunities:

The School of the Humanities at Messiah College currently has an opening for the position of Administrative Assistant to the Department of Biblical and Religious Studies and The Sider Institute. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9091. Job-related questions may be directed to Sally Richardson, Administrative Assistant to the Dean, School of Humanities, at srichardson@messiah.edu.

The School of the Humanities at Messiah College currently has an opening for the position of Administrative Assistant to English Department and Center for Public Humanities. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9095. Job-related questions may be directed to Sally Richardson, Administrative Assistant to the Dean, School of Humanities, at srichardson@messiah.edu.

The Graduate Program in Physical Therapy at Messiah College invites applications for a full-time Director of Clinical Education (DCE) of its developing Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT). For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9064. Job-related questions may be directed to Rob Pepper, Assistant Provost/Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, at rpepper@messiah.edu.

July 7, 2016

July 7th, 2016 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

John 15:13

NEWS

Dwayne Safer, assistant professor of finance, authored an article in Transactions Magazine (a publication of the Pennsylvania Community Bankers Association) on the issues faced by community banks across the state of Pennsylvania. The article is available at: http://pacbtransactions.com/publication/?i=311722&p=44

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LAST CALL: Highlights brochure submissions

The Office of Marketing and Communications is again producing a Highlights brochure to promote the public events occurring on campus during the fall semester. In an effort to bring more people to campus, we will mail the brochure to more than 5,000 homes in the community in early September. To ensure your public event (a concert, recital, play, lecture, conference, performance or any other event at which you would welcome the general public) is included, please send the event, date, time, place, contact name, admission charge (if any) and contact phone number to Karen Garlinger at kgarlinger@messiah.edu no later than Wednesday, July 13. If you would like to order a quantity for your own department’s use, please call Karen Garlinger at ext. 7342. There will be a charge of $12 per 100 brochures (12 cents per copy) to cover the additional printing costs.

Campus Post Office working hard for you

The Campus Post Office received over 60,000 packages in FY2016. Of these, only three packages went undelivered. Three out of 60,000! A job well done by our post office employees—or rather 59,997 jobs well done! Of course that does not count the hundreds of thousands of pieces of letter mail, campus mail and periodicals. If you get a moment, please stop by the campus post office and congratulate Wes, Coral and Pam on their good work.

Provost area announcements

The Office of the Provost is pleased to make the following announcements, effective August 1, 2016:

Faculty promoted from assistant to associate professor: Heather Barto, Melinda Burchard, Fabrizio Cilento, Leah Clarke, Brenton Good, Niklas Hellgren, Kathleen Johnston, Shelly Skinner, Kristen Slabaugh, Brian Swartz and Stella Ye.

Faculty promoted from associate to full professor: Stephen Gallaher, Obed Mfum-Mensah, Sharon Putt, Kate Simcox, Wanda Thuma-McDermond and Samuel Wilcock.

Faculty approved for Term Tenure for the five-year period August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2021: Heather Barto, Melinda Burchard, Fabrizio Cilento, Leah Clarke, Brenton Good, Niklas Hellgren, Kathleen Johnston, Shelly Skinner, Kristen Slabaugh, Brian Swartz, Stella Ye and Maude Yacapsin.

Faculty approved for Term Tenure renewal for the five-year period August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2021: Edward Davis, Milton Gaither, David Kasparek, Robert Kilmer, James Krimmel, Obed Mfum-Mensah, Douglas Phillippy, George Pickens, Anne Reeve, Eugene Rohrbaugh, Michael Shin, Samuel Smith, William Stowman, Kim Yúnez and Michael Zigarelli.

New faculty members: Sarah Campbell, senior lecturer in counseling; Anthony Eseke, assistant professor of communication and public relations; Andrew Hart, assistant professor of theology; Theresa Mannah-Blankson, assistant professor of economics; Eric Rawson, professor of exercise science, chair Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science; Dottie Weigel, assistant professor of higher education, director, Graduate Program in Higher Education

Emeritus status was approved for: Thomas Chilcote, associate professor of accounting; Lois Beck, associate professor of French and communication

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For sale:

New mailbox post. Brand new Amish made treated lumber mailbox post. Asking $25 Call Bill at ext. 3904 or balthoff@messiah.edu

Job opportunities:

Graduate Studies, Physical Therapy Program at Messiah College currently has an opening for the position of administrative assistant for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9047. Job-related questions may be directed to Rob Pepper, dean of the School of Graduate Studies, at rpepper@messiah.edu.

Campus Events is accepting applications for the position of campus events worker I – Residence Halls PT1 & PT2. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9025 and http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9031. Job-related questions may be directed to Scott Zeigler, campus events manager, at szeigler@messiah.edu.

 

 

June 30, 2016

June 30th, 2016 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

NEWS

ITS wants to congratulate Craig Gephart, Sherry Worley, Ryan Mark and Chad Keene for obtaining their HelpDesk Institute (HDI) Desktop Support Technician Certifications. HDI is the world’s largest membership association for technical support professionals and the premier certification body for the industry. HDI certification is based on an exam showing that technicians have the knowledge and skills required to provide best-in-class service and support. Congratulations Craig, Ryan, Chad and Sherry!

MESSIAH 411

Information for Highlights brochure needed

The Office of Marketing and Communications is again producing a Highlights brochure to promote the public events occurring on campus during the fall semester. In an effort to bring more people to campus, we will mail the brochure to more than 5,000 homes in the community in early September. To ensure your public event (i.e. a concert, recital, play, lecture, conference, performance or any other event at which you would welcome the general public) is included, please send the event, date, time, place, contact name, admission charge (if any) and contact phone number to Karen Garlinger at kgarlinger@messiah.edu no later than Wednesday, July 13. The Highlights brochures have been very well received in the past and demand for them has been high, both on and off campus. If you would like to order a quantity for your own department’s use, please call Karen Garlinger at ext. 7342. There will be a charge of $12 per 100 brochures (12 cents per copy) to cover the additional printing costs.

Campus Post Office working hard for you

The Campus Post Office received over 60,000 packages in FY2016. Of these, only three packages went undelivered. Three out of 60,000! A job well done by our post office employees—or rather 59,997 jobs well done! Of course that does not count the hundreds of thousands of pieces of letter mail, campus mail and periodicals. If you get a moment, please stop by the campus post office and congratulate Wes, Coral and Pam on their good work.

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Job Opportunities:

Graduate Studies, Physical Therapy Program at Messiah College currently has an opening for the position of administrative assistant for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9047. Job-related questions may be directed to Rob Pepper, dean of the School of Graduate Studies, at rpepper@messiah.edu.

Campus Events is accepting applications for the position of campus events worker I – Residence Halls PT1 & PT2. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9025 and http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9031. Job-related questions may be directed to Scott Zeigler, campus events manager, at szeigler@messiah.edu.

Dining Services at Messiah College currently has an opening for the position of pantry lead I. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9045. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of Dining Services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

June 23, 2016

June 23rd, 2016 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God

Ephesians 2:8

NEWS

Brandon Hoover, director of sustainability, recently published a chapter titled “Spatial and Economic Sovereignty: Reclaiming Space and Building Community in Philadelphia One Vacant Lot at a Time.” The chapter is part of a two volume book series from Springer titled “Sowing Seeds in the City.” Hoover reviews the work of the Haddington community, a small neighborhood in west Philadelphia, as they reshape their neighborhood through community collaboration, vacant lot reclamation and fresh produce.

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MESSIAH 411

Account payable reminder

Accounts payable would like to remind all buyers and approvers for the One Source System to please update the invoices on your receiving/approval list prior to our fiscal year end June 30. If you have not physically received the items you were expecting on your order, contact the supplier and request the status of the items that are missing. Let them know items should be shipped and received no later than June 30 to meet our fiscal year end processing. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

 Summer workshops

Summer workshops on digital proficiency, student engagement and other technology related topics are held Thursday mornings at 9 a.m. in Hoffman’s Innovation Zone. Learn more and register through the Training Channel in MCSquare found at the bottom of the Educator’s tab. Registering through MCSquare allows you to add the workshop to your Outlook calendar with a single click. If you are interested in one of these topics, but are unable to attend the scheduled session, please contact Learning Technology Services at learningtechservices@messiah.edu with a time and date that is convenient to you.

Fifteen passenger van seats

Because of the complexity and the amount of time it takes to remove seats from the newer 15 passenger vans, we will no longer remove seats if requested. If you have any questions please call Brad Markley at ext. 3500.

Summer crimes

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, summer has the highest rate of household property crimes than any other season. Avoid becoming a victim by following some preventive safety tips:

  • If you’re going on vacation, don’t spread the word. Avoid posting your plans on social media (i.e., Facebook, Instagram, etc.) and don’t share vacation pictures until after you return.
  • Have someone collect your mail or have it held at the post office until you return. Suspend newspaper deliveries while you’re away. If you expect a package delivery, ask a neighbor or friend to watch for it.
  • Set a timer for your lights to turn on and off; this will give the impression someone is home.
  • Be sure all doors and window are locked, including garage doors.
  • If you will be away for an extended time period, have someone take care of your lawn. Overgrown grass is a sign that owners may be away.
  • Give a spare key to a trusted friend and have him/her check on your house while you’re away. Be sure s/he knows how to reach you while you’re on vacation or check in with him/her occasionally.

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For sale:

Trampoline. 17′ x 15′ oval trampoline with safety enclosure. Asking $150.00. If interested please contact Emily Lint at elint@messiah.com.

Several used household items for sale. Moving, everything must go!

  1. NordicTrack Treadmill with Intermix Acoustics 2.0
  2. ClosetMaid 36″ wall-mounted wire utility shelves – white (5 total)
  3. Wood dining room table, extends, with 3 wood chairs
  4. Small wood table
  5. Wood bookcases small (2)
  6. Antique 1963 Magnavox stereophonic hi-fidelity floor unit — unit includes FM/AM radio, automatic record player, high fidelity internal speaker system (original), terminals for external speaker and stereo amplifier. Record player needs a new eedle. All original operating instructions, factory inspection card, warranty registration and instrument installation record cards included. Pictures attached.
  7. Twin box spring and metal frame

Best offer. For more information, please contact kgehris@messiah.edu

Job openings:

The Athletics Department currently has an opening for the position of interim aquatics coordinator. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9001. Job-related questions may be directed to Jack Cole, athletics director, at jcole@messiah.edu.

College Ministries is accepting applications for the position of administrative assistantcollege pastor/chapel attendance. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9005.  Job-related questions may be directed to Don Opitz, college pastor, at dopitz@messiah.edu.