Thursday, April 19

April 19th, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

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

Peter 3:8

 

NEWS:

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

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

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

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

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

MESSIAH 411:

Agape Center spring cleaning/chores fundraiser

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

Summer access to the Falcon Fitness Center

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

New library director selected

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

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

Bill Strausbaugh, associate provost and vice president for information technology  

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Job opportunities:

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

For sale:

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

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

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

For rent:

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

Free:

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

Wanted:

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

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

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

From the Graduate Program in Business and Leadership:

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

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

Art and craft show

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

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, April 12

April 12th, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

I have loved you with an everlasting love.

JEREMIAH 31:3

NEWS:

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

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Paula Conner Maynard, associate registrar, School of Graduate Studies, attended the 2018 American Association for Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) conference in Orlando, Florida March 25-28. In collaboration with the registrar from Valparaiso University Law School and associate university registrar from the University of the Pacific, she was the chief presenter for a well-attended session focusing on curriculum management, governance and the role of the registrar’s office.

AACRAO is a non-profit professional association of more than 11,000 higher education professionals who represent approximately 2,600 institutions in more than 40 countries. Its mission is to provide professional development and guidelines for higher education officials regarding the best practices in records management, admissions, enrollment management, administrative information technology and student services for the higher education community, from large public institutions to small, private liberal arts colleges.

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The Steering Committee of the Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative is pleased to announce the fellows selected for 2018-19. This inaugural group will explore ways in which technology can support and enhance their pedagogy, thus improving the digital proficiency of their students. These fellows will participate in a summer intensive where they will gain foundational knowledge similar to that of students who register for this fall’s Digital Proficiency Certificate program. Fellows will build upon the intensive by continuing to collaborate through a professional learning community (PLC) during the academic year. Fellows also agree to share from their experience and the results of their project with their peers on campus.

Congratulations to this first group of faculty fellows:

  • John Bechtold
  • Jean Corey
  • Elizabeth Dubin
  • Michelle George
  • Amy Ginck
  • Kerry Hassler-Brooks
  • David Hazen
  • Cindy Lehman
  • Sean Matthews
  • Carole McGinnis
  • Brian Menkis
  • David Pettegrew
  • Amy Porto
  • Sam Wilcock
  • Maude Yacapsin

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

MESSIAH 411:

“Live and learn” this summer with Messiah’s undergraduate online courses

You can make the most of your summer and still earn the college credits you need with the flexibility of Messiah’s undergraduate online courses. Messiah’s eight-week online summer session, which runs June 4 – July 27, provides a personal, interactive experience that works around your summer schedule. In addition to current Messiah students, courses are also open to other college-level students, qualified homeschooled and high school students, employees, alumni, parents, community friends, and anyone who would like to further their education. All courses are taught by Messiah professors, offering an online educational experience that reflects Messiah’s commitment to academic excellence. Registration for summer session begins April 17 and runs through May 28. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in registering or learning more, visit messiah.edu/online. To learn more about our dual enrollment program for qualified homeschooled and high school students, visit messiah.edu/dual.

Nothing but Treble 5K race and fun walk

5K race and fun walk benefiting the extracurricular music programs of Mechanicsburg Area School District. * Closed course around school property and environmental center trails. * Prizes for multiple age groups! * $25 online advance registration by April 1. (includes tech shirt and goodie bag.) * $30 online registration after April 1. (Shirts and goodie bags while supplies last!) * Race starts at 9 a.m. * Join us after the race for the 4th annual Art and Craft show featuring hand-crafted items and food trucks (including Farm Show milkshakes!) *Course tested by Harrisburg Area Road Runners Club

REGISTER HERE: http://falconracetiming.com/event/nothing-but-treble-5k-race-fun-run/ 

Summary Annual Report for Messiah College Employees Welfare Benefits Plan

Messiah College is required to publish a copy of the Summary Annual Report for Messiah College Employee Welfare Benefit Plan. That report is attached and is also available by request to the U.S. Department of Labor, Public Disclosure Room, Room N-1513, Employee Benefits Security Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210.

Be sure to check out the latest issue of The Bridge

In the current issue of The Bridge, we take an in-depth look at why record numbers of U.S. college students are seeking mental health counseling—and Messiah’s approach to the issue. We also highlight several alums who work as photographers, including Brett Seymour ’94 from the National Park Service (who provided a captivating underwater shot that we used as the cover). Pick up a copy in the lounges of Boyer and Eisenhower. Or, read the entire issue online at messiah.edu/the_bridge.

Spring Shred Day

Shredding Solutions will be on campus for confidential document shredding

On Tuesday, April 17, Shredding Solutions will provide a shred truck on campus. The truck will be located in the service area parking spots located outside Hoffman Hall and will be available from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Please use this opportunity to purge your office/work areas of documentation that contains confidential information that has met its retention requirements and is no longer needed. What can be shredded?

All forms of documentation containing confidential information can be included in this campus shred day. Secured data, all sizes, color and texture of paper will be accepted. The shredding truck can shred/destroy staples and paperclips, but ALL BINDER CLIPS MUST BE REMOVED and documents in binders will not be accepted. (You will have the opportunity to observe your documents throughout the shredding process if you wish.) Personal documents in small/reasonable amounts (paper box full or less) are also welcome to be brought in for shredding.

Shredding instructions Normal shredding needs: Please bring all paper for shredding directly to the truck beginning at 11 a.m. It is the goal to complete all shredding needs in the designated two (2) hours scheduled; plan to bring paper between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (please note, the shredding truck will be leaving promptly at 1 p.m.; we suggest arriving no later than 12:45 p.m.) Special shredding needs: If your department has specific needs, special arrangements can be made by calling Allen Snook, IT security analyst, at ext. 6790. All shredding arrangements must be made prior to the close of business Thursday, April 12. For special requests or for other questions, please contact Allen Snook, at ext. 6790.

Audrey Assad Concert – Parmer Hall, Saturday, April 14

Messiah College Ministries and the music/worship degree program are delighted to host singer/songwriter Audrey Assad for an afternoon workshop and evening concert on Saturday, April 14.  Eric Byrd, Douglas Curry and Dave Helmuth will join for the afternoon workshop portion, which will consider unique ways to wed Scripture (read) and song in contexts of Christian worship.  Please join us, and forward the following link to your pastors, worship pastors, directors of music, etc.!  https://www.messiah.edu/info/23013/audrey_assad_concert_and_workshop.  Tickets can be obtained at the Ticket Office.

Agape Center spring cleaning/chores fundraiser

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

School of the Humanities Summer Academic Camps

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

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

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

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

Teacher Education scholarship awards

The Teacher Education Program is pleased to announce the following scholarships awarded for 18-19: Ernest L. Boyer, Sr. Teacher Scholarship – Hannah Pyrzynski, Grades PreK-4/Special Education (PreK-8) Ethel Brandt Bigham Endowed Education Award – Olivia Rossi, Grades PreK-4/Special Education (PreK-8) Suzanne Joy Johnson Education Award – Lindsay Ledder, Grades 4-8, Science & Math Terry L. Stoudnour Endowed Education Award – Gabriella Brooks, Grades PreK-4/Special Education (PreK-8) All awards were based on academic performance, student involvement and a written essay.

Important parking information for commuters, P, P1 and Treona permits

On Thursday, April 19, Messiah College will be hosting Special Olympics for Service Day. This means that the entire Starry Complex is being used, including Treona Lot. The Department of Safety is requiring you to move your vehicles out of P lot and TR lot by Wednesday, April 18 before 6 p.m. There are no exceptions. You will be allowed to move your vehicle back into your assigned lot on Thursday, April 19 after 6 p.m. If you do not move your vehicle, we do reserve the right to have your vehicle towed at your expense. You may move your vehicles to the Pitt Parking Lot. You will not receive a ticket if you park in that lot. However, if you park in any other student lot (such as behind Mellinger or Fry residences) or employee parking lots (such as the Jordan/Kline lot) or in a visitor’s parking space or lot, you will be ticketed. If you have any questions, please contact Officer Liz Williams from the Department of Safety at ewilliams@messiah.edu.

Do you serve or volunteer? We love to know about it!

Dear Colleagues, Messiah College is seeking to learn more about the volunteer and community service of its employees. To do so, we ask that you please complete a very brief, four-question online survey no later than Tuesday, April 17. (You may take the survey using the below link.) http://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eDTnqzAWKRT9OQZ I am leading a task force that is gathering an institutional data set that demonstrates how Messiah College makes a positive impact on our surrounding community and beyond. We plan to feature this information on a “Promoting the Common Good” web site that will be launched at the start of the 2018-19 academic year as part of this institutional strategic planning theme. Thank you for taking a few minutes to complete the survey and help tell the story of how Messiah employees are making valuable contributions in our region. Warm regards, Kim Phipps, President

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Job opportunities:

The Department of Athletics has an opening for a full-time assistant director of athletics for compliance and internal operations. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12306. Job related questions may be directed to Jack Cole, executive director of athletics and fundraising, at jcole@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Autopiano player piano for sale. Estimate that it was manufactured in the 1930s. Inherited as part of a home purchase but don’t have the space to keep it. It is in good condition and does work. Asking $200 OBO. Would need you to move it. For more information please contact Creta Bieber: cbieber@messiah.edu

1996 Honda Accord, 152,500 miles, 2-door, silver. Serviced regularly. CARFAX included. Next inspection due in April 2019. Driven daily. Less than 10,000 miles on tires. Asking $1,200. Contact Les Weiand (weiand@messiah.edu).

Tanning equipment: personal spray tanning machine, along with 2 bottles of tanning solution and a tent -$75.00. Call George at 717-385-3974 or gblackbu@messiah.edu

For rent:

Townhouse for rent in midtown Harrisburg area. 435 Peffer Street, Harrisburg, Pa. Available now. First floor: furnished living room with 2 couches and coffee/end tables; dining room with table and chairs; kitchen with stove, microwave, refrigerator, and dishwasher; 1/2 bath; Second floor: 3 bedrooms and 1 bath with washer and dryer; third floor: 2 bedrooms. Storage space in basement; on-street parking. Renting out 4 of the bedrooms individually. Rent: $375-400/month plus splitting all other bills with other tenants (electric, gas, water, trash, etc.) One month rent and $400 security deposit due at lease signing. If you have any questions, or would even like to stop by, let me know! For more information please contact Deb Poplaski at: dpoplask@messiah.edu. Current tenants are Messiah alum. I look forward to hearing from you!

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

HP Ink Cartridges. Unopened HP ink, 564XL in magenta (2), yellow (2) and cyan (1). Make an offer if you are interested. We purchased a new printer and cannot use them. Contact baumen@messiah.edu.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

From the Graduate Program in Business and Leadership:

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

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

Art and craft show

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, April 5

April 5th, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

 

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

 

NEWS:

Six students from the Department of Biological Sciences — Matthew Darok, Rebekah Jones, Krysta Goldbach, Emily Isaga, Andrew Nevin and Sam Stambaugh — and faculty mentors, John Harms and Larry Mylin, attended the 94th annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, March 23-25. All students delivered oral research presentations, for which Emily Isaga (“Does a robust CD8+ killer T cell response alter the type(s) of cytokines secreted by CD4+ helper T cells responding to the same tumor antigen?”; 2017 Steinbrecher fellow; Mylin, mentor) was awarded first place and Andrew Nevin (“Implicating gastrin signaling in K-ras mediated tumorigenesis”; Harms, mentor) won honorable mention as part of a meeting-wide competition. Matt Darok was awarded a competitive research grant to fund his ongoing research in Harms’ lab (“In vivo effects of proglumide and gemcitabine combination therapy on pancreatic tumor growth and fibrosis”). The Messiah group was treated to a tour of the laboratory of Dr. Cuong Diep (Messiah class of 2000, and one of Dr. Mylin’s first research students) who is now a tenured faculty member in the Biology Department of Indiana University of Pennsylvania where the meeting was held.

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Marcelle Giovannetti, Engle Center counselor, will be presenting at the 19th Annual Pennsylvania Certification Board Addictions conference on “Using Intersectionality to Inform Care and Compassion in an Age of Protest and Discord.” The objective of the training is to highlight how intersectionality can be effectively used in the treatment process, to enhance client care and promote inclusivity. The conference will be held April 30-May 1 at the Eden Resort in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Registration is available at https://conference.pacertboard.org/2018-conference-registration.

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

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Paula Conner Maynard, associate registrar, School of Graduate Studies, attended the 2018 American Association for Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) conference in Orlando, Florida March 25-28. In collaboration with the registrar from Valparaiso University Law School and associate university registrar from the University of the Pacific, she was the chief presenter for a well-attended session focusing on curriculum management, governance and the role of the registrar’s office.

AACRAO is a non-profit professional association of more than 11,000 higher education professionals who represent approximately 2,600 institutions in more than 40 countries. Its mission is to provide professional development and guidelines for higher education officials regarding the best practices in records management, admissions, enrollment management, administrative information technology and student services for the higher education community, from large public institutions to small, private liberal arts colleges.

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The Steering Committee of the Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative is pleased to announce the fellows selected for 2018-19. This inaugural group will explore ways in which technology can support and enhance their pedagogy, thus improving the digital proficiency of their students. These fellows will participate in a summer intensive where they will gain foundational knowledge similar to that of students who register for this fall’s Digital Proficiency Certificate program. Fellows will build upon the intensive by continuing to collaborate through a professional learning community (PLC) during the academic year. Fellows also agree to share from their experience and the results of their project with their peers on campus.

Congratulations to this first group of faculty fellows:

  • John Bechtold
  • Jean Corey
  • Elizabeth Dubin
  • Michelle George
  • Amy Ginck
  • Kerry Hassler-Brooks
  • David Hazen
  • Cindy Lehman
  • Sean Matthews
  • Carole McGinnis
  • Brian Menkis
  • David Pettegrew
  • Amy Porto
  • Sam Wilcock
  • Maude Yacapsin

MESSIAH 411:

Service Day: serve with Area M Special Olympics

Messiah College, in partnership with Area M, is once again hosting more than 1,100 athletes on April 19, to compete in the Area M Special Olympic Games. These games cannot happen without your help! While all educators and students in Created and Called for Community classes will be serving as buddies (and do not need to register), we are currently looking for volunteers to help with set-up/clean-up, provide support for swimming or track and field events, and assist in day-of event logistics. Volunteer registration for Special Olympics is now LIVE! To sign-up, visit: http://agapecenter-2018specialosignups.partnershipplanners.org/volunteer/index.php. Additional details regarding each available position can be found within the sign-up form (see: 2018_Messiah_Special O Volunteer Descriptions). Looking to get involved off-campus for Service Day? We are still accepting on and off-campus project proposals and have extended the deadline for submission. Please submit your project by Friday, April 6: https://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9NSK0okkpfQFJU9 Project sign-ups and additional information regarding Service Day can be found at https://www.messiah.edu/info/22586/service_day. Questions? Please email agapecenter@messiah.edu or call ext. 7255.

Summary Annual report for Messiah College Employees Welfare Benefits Plan

Messiah College is required to publish a copy of the Summary Annual Report for Messiah College Employee Welfare Benefit Plans. That report is attached and is also available by request to the U.S. Department of Labor, Public Disclosure Room, Room N-1513, Employee Benefits Security Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210.

April Wellness Workshop

Plan now to attend our April Wellness Workshop titled “Exercising for TODAY’S benefits!” on Tuesday, April 10 from 12:40-1:15 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. We all know that regular exercise decreases disease risk and helps with weight control. But does it benefit us TODAY? In this wellness workshop students in the APHS 210 Exercise Psychology class will help you understand some of the immediate benefits of activity. Let them help motivate you to commit to pursuing daily exercise. You won’t want to miss it!

Opioid Addiction: When the Crisis Hits Close to Home, presented on April 9

On Monday, April 9 at 7p.m., Geisinger Holy Spirit and Messiah College School of Graduate Studies are co-sponsoring a dynamic discussion addressing the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania. Emceed by abc27’s Alicia Richards, a diverse group of panelists will provide a multidisciplinary view of the crisis. Attendees will leave with resources and knowledge to help affected friends or loved ones. Panelists for this event will include • Dr. Carrie DeLone, medical director, Geisinger Holy Spirit Medical Group • Duane Nieves, director of operations/chief, Holy Spirit EMS • Kristin Varner, director of Carlisle programs, training, and advocacy of The Rase Project • Jordan Barbour, director of clinical operations, Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine at Geisinger Health • Dr. Leah Clarke, licensed counselor, assistant director of the Messiah College Graduate Program in Counseling • Dr. Karl Bergmann, licensed physical therapist, assistant program director of the Messiah College Doctor of Physical Therapy program The event will held in Parmer Hall, of the High Center, with refreshments provided by Two Bridges Catering. Tickets to this event are free, but must be reserved at the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or visit messiah.edu/caring.

Spring budget forum – April 11

The spring budget forum is scheduled for Wednesday, April 11 from 3:45-5 p.m. in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110). There will be a presentation by David Walker, vice president for finance and planning, followed by a Q&A session. Following feedback from governance groups, College Council is scheduled to vote on the FY19 budget parameters on April 26. The spring budget forum is open to all employees and attendance is encouraged.

Join us for an EASY PROJECTS Open Door day

Join us for an EASY PROJECTS Open Door day. What is Easy Projects? Easy Projects is the new project management software used by the Office of Marketing and Communications, allowing you to keep all of your marketing design projects in one place. Since implementing Easy Projects in July 2017, many of our clients have had questions about usage. If you are an Easy Projects user and have a questions, join us on Friday, April 13, between 3-4 p.m. in Boyer 337. Karen Garlinger, project coordinator, and Nancy Soulliard, creative director, will be available to walk you through any questions or concerns you have with Easy Projects. You can also access as Easy Projects video and download a how-to PDF online at messiah.edu/EPtraining.

Messiah College Human Library Project

Immerse yourself in the pages of the books right in front of you. The Human Library Project is where Messiah students, faculty and staff become open books, sharing their personal stories with readers. The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. Please save the date and sign up to reserve a time to read/listen to the book of your choice at: http://libguides.messiah.edu/humanlibrary. Overviews of the books may be viewed on the site. The Human Library Project is Wednesday, April 11 from 1- 4:45 p.m. in the Murray Library. Please note that you sign up for individual sessions which are 25 minutes long. You don’t need to have availability to attend for the entire afternoon. A closing reception will be held at 4:45 p.m. in the Athenaeum. Questions may be directed to Dr. Todd Allen, special assistant to the president and provost for diversity affairs at tallen@messiah.edu or to Liz Kielley, associate librarian/technical services coordinator at ekielley@messiah.edu.

Discount wholesale club membership enrollment 

The Community Discount Program is offering discount memberships to wholesale clubs for the month of April. Please review the information below for details on the programs offered by each club.

BJ’s Wholesale Club – $40 for 13 months for Inner Circle membership; $80 for 13 months for BJ’s Reward membership To begin a new or renew an existing membership complete the application and send it to BJ’s representative, Angie Kriner-Doorfee, either by email (akrinerdoorfee@bjs.com) or by mail:

Angie Kriner-Doorfee BJ’s Wholesale Club 540 Gateway Avenue Chambersburg, PA 17201

Please note:  membership renewals can be done three months prior to expiration (i.e. – if your membership expires between now and July, 2018, you may renew during this event to get the special).  This membership offer is valid from April 1 – April 30.  This offer is not available in the store.

Sam’s Club – $45 for 12 months for Club membership; $100 for 12 months for Plus membership To begin a new or renew an existing membership, come to our on-campus event in the ECC outside of the Falcon from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 or Wednesday, April 18 .  Bring your Messiah College ID and pay with cash or a check to receive the exclusive coupon savings PLUS a $10 Sam’s Club gift card and a coupon for a free rotisserie chicken.  This offer is not available in the store.

Costco Wholesale – $60 for 12 months for a NEW Gold Star membership; $120 for 12 months for a NEW Executive membership To begin a new membership, come to our on-campus event in the ECC outside of the Falcon from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10.  Bring your Messiah College ID and pay with cash, credit card or a check. New memberships will receive a $10 Costco card with Gold Star membership or a $20 Costco card with executive membership. Please note: this offer is not valid on renewal membershipsThis offer is not available in the store.

Please contact Steph Sechrist at ssechrist@messiah.edu or call ext. 2497 with questions.

WTE for students

WTE (web time entry) for student employees has been making its way onto campus. The Payroll Office has been working on this transition since fall 2017. This new system allows both students and supervisors to use their computer, tablet or phone to enter and send timesheets so they can be done anywhere and at any time that is convenient for the user. The first large group started with the March 25 pay period and they will be submitting their first online timesheets by April 10. Timesheets for the 2nd large group will begin with the April 8 pay period. All of these students are using the online application through the Self-Service portal. Green paper timesheets will no longer be issued to supervisors of these two groups. The last green timesheets are due Tuesday, April 10 for the March 25 to April 7 pay period. Supervisors should be communicating to students about when and how to do the new online timesheets. Training for supervisors will be held in Parmer Cinema on the following dates and times. It is expected that a supervisor or their proxy will attend one of the one-hour training sessions. April 4 – 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. April 5 – 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. April 10 – 9 a.m. April 11 – 2 p.m. Full documentation for both students and supervisors can be found on the payroll website: https://www.messiah.edu/info/20336/forms/3793/ Students working in Campus Events, Safety and Laundry will continue to use paper timesheets. These areas will be transitioned as part of our final large group, after some additional testing that is relevant to their area. If anyone has questions, please don’t hesitate to email Cindy Briel at cbriel@messiah.edu or payroll@messiah.edu.

Tailgating for Jobs (and Internships) – April 11

Tailgating for jobs and internships; the informal job and internship fair.

April 11 from 4 – p.m.

Messiah College – visitor’s lot 70 employers registered! This event will be held regardless of the weather conditions. Please encourage all students to attend this fun, informal job and internship fair. No need to dress up. Employers will be in jeans and polo shirts. There will be games, giveaways and freshly-grilled hamburgers and hot dogs with all the fixin’s. This is for Messiah students and alumni only. A list of employers may be seen at https://messiah.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/4236

Spring Shred Day

Shredding Solutions will be on campus for confidential document shredding

On Tuesday, April 17, Shredding Solutions will provide a shred truck on campus. The truck will be located in the service area parking spots located outside Hoffman Hall and will be available from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Please use this opportunity to purge your office/work areas of documentation that contains confidential information that has met its retention requirements and is no longer needed. What can be shredded?

All forms of documentation containing confidential information can be included in this campus shred day. Secured data, all sizes, color and texture of paper will be accepted. The shredding truck can shred/destroy staples and paperclips, but ALL BINDER CLIPS MUST BE REMOVED and documents in binders will not be accepted. (You will have the opportunity to observe your documents throughout the shredding process if you wish.) Personal documents in small/reasonable amounts (paper box full or less) are also welcome to be brought in for shredding. Shredding instructions: Normal shredding needs: Please bring all paper for shredding directly to the truck beginning at 11 a.m. It is the goal to complete all shredding needs in the designated two (2) hours scheduled; plan to bring paper between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (please note, the shredding truck will be leaving promptly at 1 p.m.; we suggest arriving no later than 12:45 p.m.) Special shredding needs: If your department has specific needs, special arrangements can be made by calling Allen Snook, IT security analyst, at ext. 6790. All shredding arrangements must be made prior to the close of business Thursday, April 12. For special requests or for other questions, please contact Allen Snook, at ext. 6790.

Audrey Assad Concert – Parmer Hall, Saturday, April 14

Messiah College Ministries and the music/worship degree program are delighted to host singer/songwriter Audrey Assad for an afternoon workshop and evening concert on Saturday, April 14.  Eric Byrd, Douglas Curry and Dave Helmuth will join for the afternoon workshop portion, which will consider unique ways to wed Scripture (read) and song in contexts of Christian worship.  Please join us, and forward the following link to your pastors, worship pastors, directors of music, etc.!  https://www.messiah.edu/info/23013/audrey_assad_concert_and_workshop.  Tickets can be obtained at the Ticket Office.

CLASSIFIEDS:

Job opportunities

The Admissions Office has an opening for a full-time admissions counselor, slated to begin July 1. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12576. Job related questions may be directed to Rachel Shenk at rshenk@messiah.edu.

The Division of Operations has an opening for a full-time campus events worker (custodial), 2nd shift. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12579. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price at lprice@messiah.edu.

The Office of Disability Services has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12586. Job related questions may be directed to Amy Slody at aslody@messiah.edu.

For sale

Cartop carrier. Full-size, hard shell cartop carrier. Asking $35. Please contact Dan Schmidt at dschmidt@messiah.edu.

FREE

Free cats to good home. I am looking to rehome my sister’s 2 very loving and affectionate cats, Ricky and Lucy. They are 5 years old and she’s had them since they were kittens. They have both been fixed and are NOT declawed. Please contact mshellenberger@messiah.edu if interested.

For rent 

Townhouse for rent in midtown Harrisburg area. 435 Peffer Street, Harrisburg, Pa. Available now. First floor: furnished living room with 2 couches and coffee/end tables; dining room with table and chairs; kitchen with stove, microwave, refrigerator, and dishwasher; 1/2 bath; Second floor: 3 bedrooms and 1 bath with washer and dryer; third floor: 2 bedrooms. Storage space in basement; on-street parking. Renting out 4 of the bedrooms individually. Rent: $375-400/month plus splitting all other bills with other tenants (electric, gas, water, trash, etc.) One month rent and $400 security deposit due at lease signing. If you have any questions, or would even like to stop by, let me know! For more information please contact Deb Poplaski at: dpoplask@messiah.edu. Current tenants are Messiah alum. I look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

 

 

Thursday, March 29

March 29th, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.

Matthew 28:6

NEWS:

The Office of Marketing and Communications is pleased to announce the addition of Kristy Tunnell to our design team. She is a graduate of West Virginia University. Her diverse experience comes from work in advertising and marketing agencies DLD Advertising and Dean Design as well as freelance work for Hershey Entertainment, Primitives by Kathy and various other clients. Please join me in welcoming Kristy to Messiah College.

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On Monday, March 19, College Press graphic designer Ashley Todd received a gold (first place) In-Print Award for a Sustainafest Poster she designed in the fall for the Office of Sustainability. Ashley’s design was one of over 400 entries received from college and university print shops around the country. The In-Print contest is jointly sponsored by In-plant Graphics Magazine and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. Ashley will be honored in a ceremony at the IPMA 2018 conference in Costa Mesa, California in June. Please join us in congratulating her on this exceptional accomplishment.

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Congratulations to David Owen, associate professor of computer science, and his wife, Gretta, as they welcomed their new baby daughter born on Wednesday, March 21, during the snow day at 1:14 pm. Gloria Anastasia weighed 8 lb., 6 oz. and joins siblings Gareth, Elliot and Eva. All are home and doing well. Congratulations to the Owens!

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Six students from the Department of Biological Sciences—Matthew Darok, Rebekah Jones, Krysta Goldbach, Emily Isaga, Andrew Nevin and Sam Stambaugh—and faculty mentors, John Harms and Larry Mylin, attended the 94th annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, March 23-25. All students delivered oral research presentations, for which Emily Isaga (“Does a robust CD8+ killer T cell response alter the type(s) of cytokines secreted by CD4+ helper T cells responding to the same tumor antigen?”; 2017 Steinbrecher fellow; Mylin, mentor) was awarded first place and Andrew Nevin (“Implicating gastrin signaling in K-ras mediated tumorigenesis”; Harms, mentor) won honorable mention as part of a meeting-wide competition. Matt Darok was awarded a competitive research grant to fund his ongoing research in Harms’ lab (“In vivo effects of proglumide and gemcitabine combination therapy on pancreatic tumor growth and fibrosis”). The Messiah group was treated to a tour of the laboratory of Dr. Cuong Diep (Messiah class of 2000, and one of Dr. Mylin’s first research students) who is now a tenured faculty member in the Biology Department of Indiana University of Pennsylvania where the meeting was held.

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Rick Schaeffer, Roseann Sachs and Anne Reeve attended the National American Chemical Society Meeting in New Orleans, along with six students, from March 17 – 21. Seniors Micah Ohlhausen, Kelly Striker, Dan Haas and Daniel Lemen, along with juniors Mark Lauria and Sarah O’Boyle, presented research posters from the work they’ve done with Messiah College faculty mentors. Additional faculty mentors for this research included Jesse Kleingardner, Matt Farrar, Alison Noble and Jennifer Thomson.

MESSIAH 411:

Alumni Awards Dinner

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations welcomes the campus community, Messiah alumni and guests to the 2018 Alumni Awards Dinner where we will recognize and celebrate several individuals who have made outstanding contributions to society and/or Messiah College. The Alumni Awards Dinner will take place Saturday, April 14, from 5-7 p.m. in Martin Commons. The evening will include a greeting from President Kim Phipps, a buffet-style dinner and a program honoring this year’s award recipients.

  • Young Alumni Achievement Award: Levi Landis ‘03
  • Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award: Peter Greer ‘97
  • Alumni Christian Service Award: Jacob and Nancy Shenk ’58
  • Alumni Appreciation Award: Dean Curry

Cost is $15 per person.

Seats are limited and pre-registration by Friday, March 24 is required. To register, please visit http://attend.com/alumniawards2018. As a Messiah College employee, you will have the option to pay via journal voucher or your personal credit card, depending on the nature for your attendance and/or participation in this event. If you would like to reserve an entire table (8 seats, $120), please directly contact the Alumni Office at 717-796-5252. For more information about the Alumni Awards or to see a list of previous award recipients, please click here. For questions about the event, please contact mshellenberger@messiah.edu.

“Live and learn” this summer with Messiah’s undergraduate online courses

You can make the most of your summer and still earn the college credits you need with the flexibility of Messiah’s undergraduate online courses. Messiah’s eight-week online summer session, which runs June 4 – July 27, provides a personal, interactive experience that works around your summer schedule. In addition to current Messiah students, courses are also open to other college-level students, qualified homeschooled and high school students, employees, alumni, parents, community friends, and anyone who would like to further their education. All courses are taught by Messiah professors, offering an online educational experience that reflects Messiah’s commitment to academic excellence. Registration for summer session begins April 17 and runs through May 28. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in registering or learning more, visit messiah.edu/online. To learn more about our dual enrollment program for qualified homeschooled and high school students, visit messiah.edu/dual.

The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms” Bloch’s “Avodath Hakodesh (Sacred Service)” for Baritone, Chorus and Orchestra

The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, the Messiah College Concert Choir, the Messiah College Choral Arts Society and ensemble-in-residence The Susquehanna Chorale will perform two of the great sacred masterpieces of the 20th century on Friday, April 13 at 8 p.m. in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts, Parmer Hall.

Written for a synagogue in San Francisco in the 1930s, “Sacred Service” presents the Sabbath liturgy of that time, but in a setting for full orchestra, baritone and chorus, which Bloch clearly intended for the concert hall as well. Chichester Cathedral in England commissioned Bernstein to write what became “Chichester Psalms” in 1965, and they entered quickly into the repertoire of choirs around the world. The concert will open with more music of Bernstein: “Three Dance Episodes” from the musical “On the Town.”

Ticket prices are $30 for adults; $10 for Messiah College students (with ID) and youth (18 and under). To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

Mock Interview Day at the Career and Professional Development Center

The Career and Professional Development Center is conducting Mock Interview Day on Friday, April 13. On this day alumni and employers will be on campus to conduct practice interviews with students. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to hone their interview skills and gain valuable feedback from local professionals. Limited interview slots are available. Please encourage students to sign up ASAP at http://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5iI1YykzFpwAXlz

MLK50: Where do we go from here?

Fifty years ago, on April 4, 1968, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated as he stood outside his room on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. On Wednesday, April 4, Messiah College will join others across the United States and the world in remembering the occasion of his death by remembering the significance of his life and the difference he made to the creation of a more just society. We will commemorate this day by doing several readings along with a panel discussion. Click here to view the daily schedule.

Service Day: serve with Area M Special Olympics

Messiah College, in partnership with Area M, is once again hosting more than 1,100 athletes on April 19, to compete in the Area M Special Olympic Games. These games cannot happen without your help! While all educators and students in Created and Called for Community classes will be serving as buddies (and do not need to register), we are currently looking for volunteers to help with set-up/clean-up, provide support for swimming or track and field events, and assist in day-of event logistics. Volunteer registration for Special Olympics is now LIVE! To sign-up, visit: http://agapecenter-2018specialosignups.partnershipplanners.org/volunteer/index.php. Additional details regarding each available position can be found within the sign-up form (see: 2018_Messiah_Special O Volunteer Descriptions). Looking to get involved off-campus for Service Day? We are still accepting on and off-campus project proposals and have extended the deadline for submission. Please submit your project by Friday, April 6: https://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9NSK0okkpfQFJU9 Project sign-ups and additional information regarding Service Day can be found at https://www.messiah.edu/info/22586/service_day. Questions? Please email agapecenter@messiah.edu or call ext. 7255.

April Wellness Workshop

Plan now to attend our April Wellness Workshop titled “Exercising for TODAY’S benefits!” on Tuesday, April 10 from 12:40-1:15 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. We all know that regular exercise decreases disease risk and helps with weight control. But does it benefit us TODAY? In this wellness workshop students in the APHS 210 Exercise Psychology class will help you understand some of the immediate benefits of activity. Let them help motivate you to commit to pursuing daily exercise. You won’t want to miss it!

Student survey results

The Office of Institutional Research administered the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) to first year and senior student during spring 2017. The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of PA (AICUP) First Year Student Survey was also administered to first year students last spring. Click here (https://www.messiah.edu/info/21066/assessment/1692/national_survey_of_student_engagement_nsse) and here (https://www.messiah.edu/info/21066/assessment/1688/aicup_first-year_student_survey) to view some of the key results.

Opioid Addiction: When the Crisis Hits Close to Home presented on March 9

On Monday, April 9 at 7p.m., Geisinger Holy Spirit and Messiah College School of Graduate Studies are co-sponsoring a dynamic discussion addressing the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania. Emceed by abc27’s Alicia Richards, a diverse group of panelists will provide a multidisciplinary view of the crisis. Attendees will leave with resources and knowledge to help affected friends or loved ones. Panelists for this event will include • Dr. Carrie DeLone, medical director, Geisinger Holy Spirit Medical Group • Duane Nieves, director of operations/chief, Holy Spirit EMS • Kristin Varner, director of Carlisle programs, training, and advocacy of The Rase Project • Jordan Barbour, director of clinical operations, Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine at Geisinger Health • Dr. Leah Clark, licensed counselor, assistant director of the Messiah College Graduate Program in Counseling • Dr. Karl Bergmann, licensed physical therapist, assistant program director of the Messiah College Doctor of Physical Therapy program The event will held in Parmer Hall, of the High Center, with refreshments provided by Two Bridges Catering. Tickets to this event are free, but must be reserved at the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or by visiting messiah.edu/caring.

Spring budget forum – April 11

The spring budget forum is scheduled for Wednesday, April 11 from 3:45-5 p.m. in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110). There will be a presentation by David Walker, vice president for finance and planning, followed by a Q & A session. Following feedback from governance groups, College Council is scheduled to vote on the FY19 budget parameters on April 26. The spring budget forum is open to all employees and attendance is encouraged.

Join us for an EASY PROJECTS Open Door day

Join us for an EASY PROJECTS Open Door day. What is Easy Projects? Easy Projects is the new project management software used by the Office of Marketing and Communications, allowing you to keep all of your marketing design projects in one place. Since implementing Easy Projects in July 2017, many of our clients have had questions about usage. If you are an Easy Projects user and have questions, join us on Friday, April 13 between 3-4 p.m. in Boyer 337. Karen Garlinger, project coordinator, and Nancy Soulliard, creative director, will be available to walk you through any questions or concerns you have with Easy Projects. You can also access as Easy Projects video and download a how-to PDF online at messiah.edu/EPtraining.

Messiah College Human Library Project

Immerse yourself in the pages of the books right in front of you. The Human Library Project is where Messiah students, faculty and staff become open books, sharing their personal stories with readers. The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. Please save the date and sign up to reserve a time to read/listen to the book of your choice at: http://libguides.messiah.edu/humanlibrary Overviews of the books may be viewed on the site. The Human Library Project is Wednesday, April 11: 1-4:45 p.m. in the Murray Library. Please note that you sign up for individual sessions which are 25 minutes long. You don’t need to have availability to attend for the entire afternoon. A closing reception will be held at 4:45 p.m. in the Athenaeum. Questions may be directed to Dr. Todd Allen, special assistant to the president and provost for diversity affairs, at tallen@messiah.edu or to Liz Kielley, associate librarian/technical services coordinator, at ekielley@messiah.edu

Nothing but Treble 5K race and fun walk

5K race and fun walk benefiting the extracurricular music programs of Mechanicsburg Area School District. * Closed course around school property and environmental center trails. * Prizes for multiple age groups! * $25 online advance registration by April 1. (includes tech shirt and goodie bag.) * $30 online registration after April 1. (Shirts and goodie bags while supplies last!) * Race starts at 9 a.m. * Join us after the race for the 4th annual Art and Craft show featuring hand-crafted items and food trucks (including Farm Show Milkshakes!) *Course tested by Harrisburg Area Road Runners Club REGISTER HERE: http://falconracetiming.com/event/nothing-but-treble-5k-race-fun-run/

Discount wholesale club membership enrollment 

The Community Discount Program is offering discount memberships to wholesale clubs for the month of April. Please review the information below for details on the programs offered by each club.

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BJ’s Wholesale Club – $40 for 13 months for Inner Circle membership; $80 for 13 months for BJ’s Reward membership To begin a new or renew an existing membership complete the application and send it to BJ’s representative, Angie Kriner-Doorfee, either by email (akrinerdoorfee@bjs.com) or by mail:

Angie Kriner-Doorfee BJ’s Wholesale Club 540 Gateway Avenue Chambersburg, PA 17201

Please note:  membership renewals can be done three months prior to expiration (i.e. – if your membership expires between now and July, 2018, you may renew during this event to get the special).  This membership offer is valid from April 1 – April 30. This offer is not available in the store. 

Sam’s Club – $45 for 12 months for Club membership; $100 for 12 months for Plus membership To begin a new or renew an existing membership, come to our on-campus event in the ECC outside of the Falcon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 or Wednesday, April 18 .  Bring your Messiah College ID and pay with cash or a check to receive the exclusive coupon savings PLUS a $10 Sam’s Club gift card and a coupon for a free rotisserie chicken. This offer is not available in the store. 

Costco Wholesale – $60 for 12 months for a NEW Gold Star membership; $120 for 12 months for a NEW Executive membership To begin a new membership, come to our on-campus event in the ECC outside of the Falcon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10.  Bring your Messiah College ID and pay with cash, credit card or a check. New memberships will receive a $10 Costco card with Gold Star membership or a $20 Costco card with Executive membership. Please note: this offer is not valid on renewal membershipsThis offer is not available in the store.

Please contact Steph Sechrist at ssechrist@messiah.edu or call ext. 2497 with questions.

CLASSIFIEDS:

Job opportunities:

Messiah College currently has an opening for a 9 load units per year Director of First Year Courses, to oversee First Year Seminar (FYS) and Created and Called for Community (CCC).The director is responsible for all aspects of course leadership, including section staffing outside undergraduate academic departments, curriculum development, faculty development, instructional support, course promotion and assessment. The director serves on various committees and participates in events to ensure that the CCC course is integrated within the larger educational program. The director partners with the associate dean for General Education, Common Learning and Advising to ensure that appropriate course sections are offered and competently staffed. To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae along with a letter explaining your interest and fit for the position. Letters of interest and job-related questions should be directed to Dr. Robin Lauermann, associate dean for General Education, Common Learning and Advising (rlauerma@messiah.edu or ext. 2410). A description is available upon request. Application deadline is April 20, however, applications will be reviewed upon receipt and accepted until the position is filled.

For sale:

Cartop carrier. Full-size, hard shell cartop carrier. Asking $35. Please contact Dan Schmidt at dschmidt@messiah.edu

FREE:

Free cats to good home. I am looking to rehome my sister’s two very loving and affectionate cats, Ricky and Lucy. They are 5 years old and she’s had them since they were kittens. They have both been fixed and are NOT declawed. Please contact mshellenberger@messiah.edu if interested.

 

March 22, 2018

March 22nd, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

“Even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity. Who knows? He may turn and relent and leave behind a blessing- grain offerings and drink offerings for the LORD your God.

Joel 2:12-14

NEWS:

The YouTube channel of Michael Zigarelli, professor of leadership and strategy, recently surpassed one-million views. The channel, which features practical workplace advice, is called Christianity 9 to 5 and can be found at www.youtube.com/c/christianity9to5.

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The search committee for the new director of the Murray Library invites your attendance and comment on planned presentations from candidates. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (March 26, 27 and 28) at 3 p.m. in Parmer Cinema, one candidate per day will present to the campus community for 30 minutes on the topic “What is your vision for the role of the College library within the campus community in the 21st century?” A 30-minute question and answer period will follow each presentation. Feel free to share via email any comments you have about a candidate’s presentation with Bill Strausbaugh at strausba@messiah.edu.

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The Office of Marketing and Communications is pleased to announce the addition of Kristy Tunnell to our design team. She is a graduate of West Virginia University. Her diverse experience comes from work in advertising and marketing agencies DLD Advertising and Dean Design, as well as freelance work for Hershey Entertainment, Primitives by Kathy and various other clients. Please join our office in welcoming Kristy to Messiah College.

MESSIAH 411:

Summer student hiring reminder

This is a reminder that if your department plans to hire a student for a summer position, you must submit a summer hiring proposal request through jobs.messiah.edu by March 23.

All summer student employees must be requested for hire by submitting a summer hiring proposal through the jobs.messiah.edu system, even if the student currently works for your department, or has worked previously for your department.

If you will be hiring a student that has not worked for your department previously, please remember that students that attended the Summer Job Fair must be given first priority to openings. If you have any questions or need assistance with summer hiring, or would like a list of job fair attendees, please contact Belinda Conrad, bconrad@messiah.edu or ext. 2900. Additional information regarding hiring summer student employees can be found here.

March employee workshop

Thursday, March 22, 12:40-1:15 p.m., Parmer Cinema

“Rest and Digest: Responding to Stress!” Learn how you can decrease your vulnerability to stress. This session will present helpful information as well as the opportunity to practice two relaxation activities. The workshop will be led by Engle Center interns Hannah Bingham and Joy Fasick.

Recognition reception scheduled for Tuesday, May 22

Please save the date for the annual gathering to celebrate the commitment of those employees who have reached significant service milestones. The Employee Recognition Reception will be held on Tuesday, May 22, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Brubaker Auditorium. Please note that this date is a departure from our practice of holding the event on Reading Day. More details will be shared later in the spring.

Into the City – New York City

Student applications are now being accepted for the spring Into the City trip to New York City. This career immersion program will take place on April 22-24, and promises students a high-impact, hands-on, educational experience through site visits, alumni panels and networking receptions. Organizations represented on this trip include Bloomberg, WeWork, Warner Music, RedStream Technology, Charity: water, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, the Museum of Chinese in America, and more! For more information and an online application please encourage students to visit www.messiah.edu/itc. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on April 4. Students from all majors and academic years are encouraged to apply. An information session about the trip will be held on March 27 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. Pizza will be provided. Interested students and faculty should RSVP for this info session by March 25 at http://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5gXZ2vt4EOrK5U1. (Attendance at the info session is not required for participation in the Into the City trip.) The Career and Professional Development Center, Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, and the Development Office collaboratively sponsor Into the City

Reigsecker Gender Concerns Grant lecture

The Gender Concerns Committee and Office of Faculty Development would like to invite you to “The Sins of Cinema: Gender Politics” lecture by Dr. Crystal Downing, professor of English and film studies, and recipient of the 2017-2018 Reigsecker Gender Concerns Grant. The lecture will be held in Parmer Cinema on Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m. The recent #MeToo movement serves as a disturbing reminder of the difficulties women have encountered in the filmmaking industry. Looking through the lens of Dorothy L. Sayers, whose life was transformed by cinema, this presentation explores the triumphs and trials of women behind the camera, beginning with the most powerful woman in Hollywood during the silent era, and ending with clips from films by contemporary filmmakers, their stories of survival and success communicated by Film History students.

Dr. Tony Campolo is Coming to Messiah College and area churches March 25-27We are very fortunate to have Dr. Tony Campolo with us next week. Campolo is professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University and a former faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania. For 40 years, he led the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education, an organization which he founded to create and support programs serving needy communities. More recently, Campolo has provided leadership for the progressive Christian movement, Red Letter Christians as well as, for the Campolo Center for Ministry, a program which provides support to those the church has called to full-time ministry. He has written more than 35 books and can be found blogging regularly on tonycampolo.org and redletterchristians.org. You have four opportunities to hear him speak before Easter. On Sunday, March 25, he will speak at 10:30 a.m. at the Grantham Church on “Third Way Allegiance: Following Jesus in an American Empire.” That evening, he will speak at 7 p.m. at Slate Hill Mennonite Church (1352 Slate Hill Road, Camp Hill) on “A Christian Witness in a Post-Christian Society” (Q & A to follow). On Tuesday, March 27, Campolo will deliver the annual Peace Lecture at Messiah at 9:45 a.m. in Brubaker Auditorium. His message is titled “Following Jesus, the Prince of Peace.” That evening, he will speak in an alternate chapel at 7 p.m. in be Parmer Hall, Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts on “Contemporary Challenges to Following the Prince of Peace” (Q & A to follow). Both chapels are sponsored by the Peace and Conflict Studies program at Messiah College. You are invited to come to any (or all!) of these events. If you have any questions, please contact Eric Seibert (eseibert@messiah.edu), ext. 2546.

The Bridge wins Society of Publication Designers award

The cover of the winter 2017 issue of The Bridge (messiah.edu/bridgewinter2017) won a prestigious 2018 merit award from the Society of Publication designers. With thousands of entries worldwide, the SPD’s annual editorial design competition is the largest in the world. Judged by a jury of leading designers, the show produces a unique overview of the year’s best work across print, web, mobile and video mediums. This competition includes not only the best collegiate magazines but the best newsstand magazines worldwide. https://www.spd.org/spd-53-merit-winners/

MLK50, Where do we go from here?

Fifty years ago, on April 4, 1968, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated as he stood outside his room on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. On Wednesday, April 4,  Messiah College will join others across the United States and the world in remembering the occasion of his death by remembering the significance of his life and the difference he made to the creation of a more just society. We will commemorate this day by doing several readings along with a panel discussion. Click here to view the daily schedule.

CLASSIFIEDS:

Job opportunities:

Grounds Services has an opening for a full-time groundskeeper/crew leader. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12499. Job related questions may be directed to Pete Ramsey at pramsey@messiah.edu.

The Office of the Registrar has an opening for a full-time associate registrar of Undergraduate Programs. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12496. Job related questions may be directed to Carrie Widdowson at cwiddowson@messiah.edu.

The School of the Arts has an opening for a part-time performing arts coordinator, beginning July 1. For additional information and to apply, please visit http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12524. Job related questions may be directed to Richard Roberson, dean of the school of the arts, at rroberso@messiah.edu.

 

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS:

Designer Purse Bingo

Mechanicsburg Music Alliance, a local nonprofit supporting the extracurricular music programs of the Mechanicsburg Area School District, is holding a Designer Purse Bingo on Sunday, March 25 at 2 p.m. at the Eureka Lodge in Mechanicsburg. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Prizes are beautiful designer bags. To see photos of the purses, visit https://www.facebook.com/MMADesignerPurseBingo/ Contact Susan Donat for advance tickets.

 

 

March 15, 2018

March 15th, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.

Deuteronomy 7:9

NEWS: 

Scott Kieffer, professor of exercise physiology, and two students (Kristen Cofer and Seth Williams) attended the National Health through Fitness Day on Capitol Hill on March 5 and 6. Scott and his students were part of a delegation from the American College of Sports Medicine and the Sport Fitness Industry Association to meet and brief members of Congress on the Personal Health Investment Today Act (PHIT) that will be voted on in the coming weeks. This is a bipartisan effort that will be part of the Omnibus Bill that will help increase fitness and prevention as part of the overall health care package. In addition, the students were able to meet many former Olympic and professional athletes who support health through fitness that were on hand to support the Bill.

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Three of the voice faculty in the Department of Music appeared in a Guest Artist Recital on Sunday, March 11 as part of the Allegro Academy Concert Series in Easton, Maryland. Tara Bowers Savarino, Laura Petravage and Damian Savarino presented works by Chopin, Fauré, Mozart, Paderewski, Poulenc, Puccini, Schubert, Verdi and Weill. The concert was at the invitation of MM Conducting alumna, Amy Morgan.

MESSIAH 411:

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 of 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!”

Prayer walking: The Messiah way (a wellness initiative for employees)

The Messiah Wellness Committee would like to invite you to join us for 1-mile prayer walks, a simple discipline guaranteed to reap body, mind, and soul benefits. Prayer walks will be held each week on Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m. and Thursdays at 4 p.m., beginning March 21. All walks will depart from the Library. Silent walking offers an incredible opportunity for us to reflect, respond and renew together.

Reigsecker Gender Concerns Grant Lecture

The Gender Concerns Committee and Office of Faculty Development would like to invite you to “The Sins of Cinema: Gender Politics” lecture by Dr. Crystal Downing, professor of English and film studies, and recipient of the 2017-2018 Reigsecker Gender Concerns Grant. The lecture will be held in Parmer Cinema on Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m. The recent #MeToo movement serves as a disturbing reminder of the difficulties women have encountered in the filmmaking industry. Looking through the lens of Dorothy L. Sayers, whose life was transformed by cinema, this presentation explores the triumphs and trials of women behind the camera, beginning with the most powerful woman in Hollywood during the silent era, and ending with clips from films by contemporary filmmakers, their stories of survival and success communicated by film history students.

Veritas Christian study abroad program campus visit

On Tuesday, March 20, Veritas Christian Study Abroad representative Aley Bedair will be on campus to introduce students to opportunities to study with Veritas programs in Chile, England, France and South Korea. If you are interested in meeting with her to learn more about the programs or in having her speak briefly to your class(es), please contact Faith Minnich Kjesbo in the Intercultural Office at ext. 7373 or fminnich@messiah.edu. Also, please feel free to share with your students that the Aley will host an information table in Eisenhower Commons on that day and will be hosting the following information session highlighting their programs: • March 20 (Larsen 237) 4 p.m. (General Information Session) To learn more about these program visit •Veritas Study Abroad Chile: http://www.messiah.edu/homepage/2512/veritas_chile •Veritas Study Abroad Paris: http://www.messiah.edu/homepage/2514/veritas_paris •Veritas Study Abroad London: https://www.veritasabroad.com/destinations/england/london •Veritas Study Abroad South Korea: https://www.veritasabroad.com/destinations/south-korea/seoul

Easter egg hunt

Eyas, the Messiah Student Alumni Council, invites you and your family to join us for the annual Messiah College Alumni Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 24! 9:30 a.m.: Check-in/pegistration opens (Alumni Plaza outside of Lottie Nelson) 10 a.m.:  9-10 year old egg hunt begins 10:10 a.m.:  6-8 year old egg hunt begins 10:20 a.m.:  3-5 year old egg hunt begins 10:30 a.m.:  0-2 year old egg hunt begins 10-11 a.m.: Snacks and refreshments are served in Legacy Park Register at http://attend.com/egghunt2018

Reminder – Pride in Performance Award nominations due Friday

Have you been impressed or inspired by the contributions made by a fellow employee during the last year?  Do any of the statements below describe a colleague?  If so, please consider nominating that colleague for a Pride in Performance Award.  The Pride in Performance Award is used to recognize an employee based on the following criteria:

  • The employee has consistently demonstrated exceptional performance and remarkable proficiency in his/her assigned duties;
  • The employee has demonstrated hospitality, customer focus, and has been active in promoting a pleasant working environment;
  • The employee has demonstrated dependability, innovative ways to manage work and effective problem-solving;
  • The employee has been committed to professional development and enhancing his/her skill set.

Your recommendation will be confidential; only the employees selected as award recipients will know that their names were offered for consideration.  Prior recipients are not eligible to receive a subsequent award for three years.  See the list of prior recipients at here.  Nominations must be submitted, using the Pride in Performance Nomination Form found at http://www.messiah.edu/info/20588/employees/972/employee_forms  by Friday, March 16.  Further information on performance awards, can be viewed at http://www.messiah.edu/info/20733/employee_recognition.

The recipients will be announced at the Employee Recognition Reception in May.  All questions regarding nominations should be directed to Kathy Castonguay in Human Resources. 

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/12485. Job related questions may be directed to Lynn Maynard at lmaynard@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Skywalker Trampoline (Model SWTC1711 Series) – 17′ Oval enclosure in great shape. $200 OBO. See attached photo. Contact Emily at elint@messiah.edu.

 

 

March 8, 2018

March 8th, 2018 by dran

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” – Ephesians 4:2-3

NEWS:

New director of the College Honors Program selected

I am pleased to announce the selection of Dr. James LaGrand, professor of American history and director of the core course, as the next director of the College Honors Program. LaGrand’s experience within the QuEST program; teaching of honors sections and service to many students’ honors projects within the College Honors Program; and commitment to the liberal arts and sciences provide a solid foundation upon which to build as the new director. Please congratulate Dr. LaGrand on his new role.

Bill Strausbaugh, associate provost/vice president for information technology  

Raeann Hamon, distinguished professor of family science and gerontology, and Abigail Young, music education major with children and youth services minor, presented “Sing for the Moment: A Choral Ensemble for Persons with Dementia and Their Care Partners” at the 2018 Association for Gerontology in Higher Education Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on March 2. The poster described an innovative choral program created and run by Rachel Cornacchio, associate professor of music.

MESSIAH 411:

Reminder about the Public Events Calendar on messiah.edu

The Office of Marketing and Communications and the Office of Conference and Event Services have collaborated to develop a new online Public Events Calendar on the College’s website at www.messiah.edu/events. The new calendar is easier to navigate, searchable, filterable and integrates with the events module of Jadu, the College’s web content management system (CMS).

What types of events are posted on the new calendar? The primary audience for the new online calendar is prospective students and other off-campus community members. Events posted on the Public Events Calendar should meet the following criteria:

• Must have already been approved and room reserved through the Office of Conference and Event Services or other appropriate campus events protocol;
• Must be open to the general public (would not include private, by-invitation events or events designed for primarily student or employee audiences);
• Promotes a cultural, educational or recreational benefit to the community;
• Must be sponsored by an official Messiah College entity (student, academic or administrative);
• Events can be either free or paid admission.

How can I request my campus event be added to the new calendar? Campus event planners may request that their event be added to the new Public Events Calendar (if it meets the above criteria) via an online form they will receive during the room reservation process. Or, if you already have an approved public event for the 2017-18 academic year, and would like to request that it be added to the new calendar, you may submit your request at https://www.messiah.edu/event-request.

The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms” Bloch’s “Avodath Hakodesh (Sacred Service)” for Baritone, Chorus and Orchestra

The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, the Messiah College Concert Choir, the Messiah College Choral Arts Society and ensemble-in-residence The Susquehanna Chorale will perform two of the great sacred masterpieces of the 20th century on Friday, April 13 at 8 p.m. in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts, Parmer Hall.

Written for a synagogue in San Francisco in the 1930s, “Sacred Service” presents the Sabbath liturgy of that time, but in a setting for full orchestra, baritone and chorus, which Bloch clearly intended for the concert hall as well. Chichester Cathedral in England commissioned Bernstein to write what became “Chichester Psalms” in 1965, and they entered quickly into the repertoire of choirs around the world. The concert will open with more music of Bernstein: “Three Dance Episodes” from the musical “On the Town.”

Ticket prices are $30 for adults; $10 for Messiah College students (with ID) and youth (18 and under). To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

Signage protocol

* Signs and fliers may only be displayed on designated bulletin boards. They may not be attached to walls, doors or windows.
* Main entrance lobbies need to be clear of free-standing signage displayed on easels. An exception would be that on the day of an event, a sign may be displayed on an easel, directly outside the venue, but must be removed immediately.

Thank you for your cooperation regarding these policies.

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 of 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!”

Summer student hiring reminder

This is a reminder that if your department plans to hire a student for a summer position, you must submit a summer hiring proposal request through jobs.messiah.edu by March 23.

All summer student employees must be requested for hire by submitting a summer hiring proposal through the jobs.messiah.edu system, even if the student currently works for your department, or has worked previously for your department.

If you will be hiring a student that has not worked for your department previously, please remember that students that attended the Summer Job Fair must be given first priority to openings. If you have any questions or need assistance with summer hiring, or would like a list of job fair attendees, please contact Belinda Conrad, bconrad@messiah.edu or ext. 2900. Additional information regarding hiring summer student employees can be found here.

March employee workshop

Thursday, March 22, 12:40-1:15 p.m., Parmer Cinema

“Rest and Digest: Responding to Stress!” Learn how you can decrease your vulnerability to stress. This session will present helpful information as well as the opportunity to practice two relaxation activities. The workshop will be led by Engle Center interns Hannah Bingham and Joy Fasick.

Prayer walking: The Messiah way (a wellness initiative for employees)

The Messiah Wellness Committee would like to invite you to join us for 1-mile prayer walks, a simple discipline guaranteed to reap body, mind, and soul benefits. Prayer walks will be held each week on Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m. and Thursdays at 4 p.m., beginning March 21. All walks will depart from the Library. Silent walking offers an incredible opportunity for us to reflect, respond, and renew together.

Recognition reception scheduled for Tuesday, May 22

Please save the date for the annual gathering to celebrate the commitment of those employees who have reached significant service milestones. The Employee Recognition Reception will be held on Tuesday, May 22, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Brubaker Auditorium. Please note that this date is a departure from our practice of holding the event on Reading Day. More details will be shared later in the spring.

Prize winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in the fire extinguisher training in February. We had a total of 238 individuals (153 employees and 85 students) complete this training. As you know, everyone who completed the online and hands-on training was eligible for entry into a prize drawing. This year we had four $25 Amazon gift cards to award. The drawing was held during the Workplace Safety Committee meeting on March 5 and the winners are: Ron Barnes, Denise Blackley, Greg Stallsmith and Katy Bechtold.

A special thanks to our workers compensation insurance carrier, BrickStreet Insurance, who provided the Bullex Simulator and two gift cards.

Reigsecker Gender Concerns Grant lecture

The Gender Concerns Committee and Office of Faculty Development would like to invite you to “The Sins of Cinema: Gender Politics” lecture by Dr. Crystal Downing, professor of English and film studies, and recipient of the 2017-2018 Reigsecker Gender Concerns Grant. The lecture will be held in Parmer Cinema on Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m. The recent #MeToo movement serves as a disturbing reminder of the difficulties women have encountered in the filmmaking industry. Looking through the lens of Dorothy L. Sayers, whose life was transformed by cinema, this presentation explores the triumphs and trials of women behind the camera, beginning with the most powerful woman in Hollywood during the silent era, and ending with clips from films by contemporary filmmakers, their stories of survival and success communicated by Film History students.

CLASSIFIEDS:

For sale

Skywalker Trampoline (Model SWTC1711 Series) – 17′ Oval enclosure in great shape. $200 OBO. See attached photo. Contact Emily at elint@messiah.edu.

For rent

Student off-campus house available Aug 1. dfogelsa@messiah.edu or 717-623-0735.

March 1, 2018

March 1st, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Matthew: 11: 28-30

NEWS:

Please welcome Lauren Peters, senior accounting analyst, to the Division of Finance and Planning. Lauren comes to Messiah College from Ahold Financial Services where she served as a senior accountant. She begins her role on March 1. Please join us in welcoming Lauren to Messiah College.

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Over the coming spring, summer and fall, a number of programs and offices across campus will see transitions in leadership.  The Office of the Provost is pleased to provide the following updates and announcements.

Graduate and Undergraduate Education:

Dr. Nancy Patrick, professor of Special Education and director for the Graduate Program in Education, will retire at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year, having been at Messiah College since 2002. We are grateful for her dedicated and enthusiastic leadership in education and wish her well as she moves toward new opportunities.

After serving as the founding director of the Teaching and Learning Initiative for the previous three years, The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce that Dr. Jennifer Fisler, professor of Education, will assume leadership of the Graduate Program in Education. Dr. Fisler will also continue to bring her expertise and leadership abilities to the undergraduate teacher education programming at Messiah as the assistant dean of Teacher Education. Please join me in supporting and congratulating Dr. Fisler in her new role.

Faculty Development:

At the conclusion of the 2017-2018 academic year, Dr. Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen will be stepping down as director of faculty development to devote more time to projects connecting higher education and Christian faith. Rhonda assumed leadership of faculty development in 1996, initiating the Provost’s Seminar and warmly welcoming every incoming class of educators since then. She has been a strong and consistent advocate for faculty, helping educators to discover and maximize their gifts.

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce that Dr. Alison Noble, associate professor of chemistry and special assistant to the provost, will assume leadership of the office as director of faculty development, transitioning into the role during the summer of 2018. Dr. Noble’s support for faculty and scholarship, superb work in the classroom, and knowledge of faculty governance structures and policy make her an excellent fit for this position.

There will also be an organizational change in the summer of 2018, bringing the Teaching and Learning Initiative under the larger umbrella of Faculty Development. The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce that Dr. Cynthia Wells, associate professor of higher education and director of The Ernest L. Boyer Center, will assume the role of associate director of faculty development for teaching and learning. Dr. Wells’ expertise in teaching, scholarship and Christian faith and academic vocation make her ideally suited to serving in this capacity.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Noble and Dr. Wells to these new roles. We look forward to their contributions in support of faculty development at Messiah.

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Messiah College was well represented at 2018’s Lancaster Learns, a one-day conference that was held on the campus of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences on Friday, Feb. 23. Messiah College contributed as a conference sponsor, and Jennifer Fisler, director of the Teaching and Learning Initiative, served on the planning committee. In addition to promoting the event in these ways, the Teaching and Learning Initiative provided support to encourage faculty attendance in this regional opportunity to advance excellent teaching in higher education. Several Messiah faculty presented at breakout sessions during the day. • Maya Georgieva, assistant professor of counseling, shared her ideas in a presentation titled “What Not to Do for Effective Learning.” • Valerie Lemmon, associate professor of psychology, Jennifer Thomson, associate professor of biopsychology, and Shelly Skinner, associate professor of Christian ministries, collaborated for their session “Teaching Grit and Vocation across the Curriculum.” • Cynthia Lehman, senior lecturer in mathematics, and Daniel Inouye, assistant professor of theatre, presented on “Best Practices for Teaching First-Generation Latino Students.” Many other Messiah College educators attended the conference, including Cindi Kerns, instructional designer; Rocky Allinger, instructional designer; Cynthia Wells, associate professor of higher education/acting director of teaching and learning; Amy Ginck, senior lecturer in Spanish/teaching and learning fellow; Megan Gross, assistant professor of nursing; Amy Porto, associate professor of nutrition and dietetics; Sherry Boyce, professor of biology; and Gladys Robalino, chair of modern languages and associate professor of Spanish.

The Office of the Provost:

Over the last year, Dr. Alison Noble has provided support to the Office of the Provost as special assistant to the Provost. Beginning Fall 2018, she will begin a half-time position as assistant provost, with some transitional duties in this role during Summer 2018. In this capacity, she will continue to provide support to the Office of the Provost as well as provide leadership for designated projects, mainly in areas relating to educator and ranked faculty governance and continued facilitation of the new term-tenure and promotion process.

MESSIAH 411:

Employees encouraged to submit nominations for Pride in Performance Awards

Have you been impressed or inspired by the contributions made by a fellow employee during the last year?  Do any of the statements below describe a colleague?  If so, please consider nominating that colleague for a Pride in Performance Award. The Pride in Performance Award is used to recognize an employee based on the following criteria:

  • The employee has consistently demonstrated exceptional performance and remarkable proficiency in his/her assigned duties;
  • The employee has demonstrated hospitality, customer focus and has been active in promoting a pleasant working environment;
  • The employee has demonstrated dependability, innovative ways to manage work and effective problem-solving;
  • The employee has been committed to professional development and enhancing his/her skill set.

Your recommendation will be confidential; only the employees selected as award recipients will know that their names were offered for consideration.  Prior recipients are not eligible to receive a subsequent award for three years. See the list of prior recipients here. Nominations must be submitted, using the Pride in Performance Nomination Form found at http://www.messiah.edu/info/20588/employees/972/employee_forms  by Friday, March 16.  Further information on performance awards, can be viewed at http://www.messiah.edu/info/20733/employee_recognition.

Employees invited to submit nominations for Team Falcon Award

The Team Falcon Award is an opportunity to recognize a group or team that collaborated successfully on a significant project or initiative to advance departmental or College-wide goals.

Eligible groups

Eligible teams include units, departments, task forces and committees or other cross-departmental work groups. The team may be comprised of part-time or full-time staff, administrative and/or faculty employees. Team members recognized must have had significant involvement in the accomplishment of the project, process or initiative. Generally, teams will consist of 3 to 10 individuals. One team will be recognized each year.

Criteria

The Team Falcon Award is used to recognize a work group based on the following criteria:

  • The team made a significant contribution towards achievement of a strategic goal
  • The team exhibited innovation, creativity and excellence
  • The group fostered a team environment that promoted communication, trust, cooperation and respect for differences.

Award

Each member of the team recognized will receive a distinctive commemorative gift and the team will be hosted for lunch by the division vice president or provost.

Recommendations for the award

Any employee can nominate a deserving team. The recommendation must be submitted to the division vice president/provost by Friday, March 16. Division vice presidents/provost are encouraged to solicit recommendations that cross functional boundaries. Each division vice president/provost will review all submissions for his/her division and select those teams that he/she feels best meet the criteria for the award. President’s Cabinet will vote to select the team to receive the award.

Your recommendation will be confidential; only the employees selected as award recipients will know that their names were offered for consideration. Teams are not eligible to receive a subsequent award for three years.  See the list of prior recipients here. Nominations must be submitted using the Team Falcon Award Nomination form found at http://www.messiah.edu/info/20588/employees/972/employee_forms. Further information on performance awards, can be viewed at http://www.messiah.edu/info/20733/employee_recognition.

The recipients will be announced at the Employee Recognition Reception in May. All questions regarding nominations should be directed to Kathy Castonguay in Human Resources. 

Safety recalls

Every year thousands of items are recalled for safety issues. Many of these recalls are not well advertised and do not involve products that required registration, so consumers are often unaware of them. Electric kettles, bikes, electric blankets, hair dryers, children’s clothing, children’s toys, mugs, batteries, candles, crossbows, window blinds, mowers, comforters…these are just a few of the recent safety recalls found on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website at https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018. Be proactive and make a point of reviewing the CPSC information routinely – you may be surprised at what you find.

Alumni Awards Dinner

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations welcomes the campus community, Messiah alumni and guests to the 2018 Alumni Awards Dinner where we will recognize and celebrate several individuals who have made outstanding contributions to society and/or Messiah College. The Alumni Awards Dinner will take place Saturday, April 14, from 5-7 p.m. in Martin Commons. The evening will include a greeting from President Kim Phipps, a buffet-style dinner and a program honoring this year’s award recipients. • Young Alumni Achievement Award: Levi Landis ‘03 • Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award: Peter Greer ‘97 • Alumni Christian Service Award: Jacob and Nancy Shenk ’58 • Alumni Appreciation Award: Dean Curry Cost is $15 per person. Seats are limited and pre-registration by Friday, March 24 is required. To register, please visit http://attend.com/alumniawards2018. As a Messiah College employee, you will have the option to pay via journal voucher or your personal credit card, depending on the nature for your attendance and/or participation in this event. If you would like to reserve an entire table (8 seats, $120), please directly contact the Alumni Office at 717-796-5252. For more information about the Alumni Awards or to see a list of previous award recipients, please click here. For questions about the event, please contact mshellenberger@messiah.edu.

GO ED Africa and GO ED Mekong representatives to visit campus On Thursday, March 1, GO ED student life coordinators David Reid and Rachel Clarkson-Reid will be on campus to talk to students about studying with the GO ED Programs in Rwanda and Thailand. If you are interested in having them speak to your classes about opportunities to study with GO ED, please contact Faith Minnich Kjesbo fminnnich@messiah.edu or ext. 7373. You can also set up an appointment to meet with David and Rachel one-on-one if you would like to learn more about the program. GO ED will be hosting an information session on Thursday, March 1 at 4 p.m. in Boyer 102. Please encourage interested students to attend. For more information about the GO ED Programs, please browse: • Africa: http://www.messiah.edu/homepage/958/goed_africa • Mekong: http://www.messiah.edu/homepage/1014/goed_mekong

CLASSIFIEDS:

Job opportunities

Lifeguards/WSIs needed at a small community pool. Certified lifeguards and WSIs needed. Lake Meade Pool has openings for certified lifeguards this summer. If interested, applicants must be 16 years of age and a certified lifeguard or water safety instructor. For more information, please contact: Maude Yacapsin at myacapsin@messiah.edu and it will be forwarded to Michele Ludy at Lake Meade Community Pool and Property Owners Association (about 20-25 minutes from campus) Forest Drive, East Berlin, Pennsylvania http://www.lakemeade.org/item_list.asp?subcat=114&subtitle=Employment

The Dept. of Dining Services has an opening for a full-time baker. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12433. Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

For rent

Messiah College male alumni is looking for a roommate to share a 2 bedroom townhouse end unit at 651 W. Lisburn Rd. beginning April 1. Rent is $390 plus 1/2 water and electricity. Please contact Dale Fogelsanger, dfogelsa@messiah.edu, 717-623-0735 or Caleb McGaughrin 724-541-3047.

 

 

February 22, 2018

February 22nd, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, hen make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

Philippians 2: 1-4

NEWS:

Please welcome Lauren Peters, senior accounting analyst, to the Division of Finance and Planning. Lauren comes to Messiah College from Ahold Financial Services where she served as a senior accountant. She begins her role on March 1. Please join us in welcoming Lauren to Messiah College.

Congratulations to Rocky Allinger, Messiah College’s newest VoiceThread (VT) certified educator! Rocky completed her final project for the VT Certificate on Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a teaching and learning framework that supports the needs of all learners. Her project supports the Information and Web Technology Committee’s (IWTC) Strategic Plan to “improve accessibility for all in both online and traditional classes by using a universal design approach.” As VT Certified Educators, Cindi Kerns and Rocky Allinger are happy to support other educators as they consider new learning opportunities through the use of VoiceThread.

MESSIAH 411:

Homecoming Weekend 2018

Please save the date for Homecoming Weekend 2018, held on October 19 and 20! As a reminder, all events occurring during Homecoming weekend must be approved by and planned through the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations. If you have plans for an event and have not been in contact with our office, please reach out to Ashley Sider, by e-mail or phone (ext. 2490) by May 1. The 2018 Homecoming Weekend schedule will be made available online by July 1, at www.messiah.edu/homecoming. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We look forward to sharing this time of celebration with you and our alumni community! Ashley Sider, assistant director of alumni and parent relations Ext. 2490

Passport processing on campus

Representatives from the Cumberland County Courthouse will be on campus Tuesday, Feb. 27 to process passport applications. Applicants need to bring their photo, documents: original birth certificate PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE, driver’s license PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE DRIVER’S LICENSE (non-PA residents also need to bring their Messiah ID along with a photocopy of their ID), completed application, and fees ($110 check made out to the Department of State and $25 cash or check made out to the Prothonotary’s Office) to the Eisenhower Commons between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. 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.

Spring Break (March 10-18) – advisor needed

The Agapé Center is in search of a faculty or staff advisor for our Spring Break service trip (March 10-18) to Priority One Ministries in the Bronx, New York. Priority One is a Christ-focused, Bible-based, interdenominational short-term ministry that provides cross-cultural urban mission trips for Christ-followers who have a desire to participate in the Great Commission – Jesus’ command to take the Gospel to everyone. The Priority One service trip offers numerous opportunities to serve, including working in the World Vision storehouse; engaging directly with homeless communities; and tutoring in an after school program. For more information about the agency, visit http://www.priority1ministries.org/. Advisors serve alongside our students, aid student leaders in facilitation of reflection and devotions, and assist in any problem-solving that may arise. All costs are covered for advisors. In addition, employees who are regularly scheduled to work 1560 hours (or more) per year and have completed at least three years of employment with the College may request to participate in College-sponsored missions or service projects while on short-term paid leave from the College. If you’re interested in serving as an advisor or have additional questions, please contact Shardé Hardy at shardy@messiah.edu.

Budget development FY19

This year’s budget development process will be opening in mid-March. If you have budget responsibility for your area, please watch for additional notifications via email, in the coming weeks. Don’t hesitate to contact me with questions in advance of the budget process at khawkins@messiah.edu.

Fire extinguisher training offered to all employees and students

Fire extinguisher training will be conducted Feb. 23-28 in Hostetter Chapel, conference room 113. This training consists of a demonstration of the use of the extinguisher and then the opportunity for each participant to experience “hands-on” practice in extinguishing a “fire.” Training on the types of fires and extinguishers as well as initial instruction on the P.A.S.S. system for using extinguishers is provided via an online course which must be completed prior to the actual hands-on session. There are several sessions offered each day. To sign up for a time that fits your schedule, go to MC-Square, the Employee Tab, Employee Training. (Students should go to the Student Tab, Student Training.) Click on the session (date/time) that you wish to attend and follow the instructions for registering.

This year, all employees and students who complete both the Qualtrics and hands-on training will be eligible for a prize drawing. A $25 Amazon gift card will be awarded to two lucky participants. The winners will be announced the week of March 5. If you have any questions regarding this training, please contact Donna Fink at ext. 5038 or Valerian Curd at ext. 6747. Employees, please inform your supervision of the session for which you register.

Graduate assistantships available

The Graduate Program in Higher Education is offering graduate assistantships on the Messiah campus as well as at several partner institutions such as Bluffton University and Southern Wesleyan University. Graduate students will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience working on a college or university campus while pursuing their Master of Arts degree in Higher Education through Messiah. The priority deadline to apply is March 1. Information on available positions can be found here. For questions about the application process or for information about the program, please contact Dr. Dottie Weigel, program director, at dweigel@messiah.edu.

“Teach Us All” film

“Teach Us All,” a documentary that highlights the inequality of education in the U.S. today, traces the roots of segregation and shows how our schools continue to be segregated. The film will be shown Monday, Feb. 26, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. Dr. Don Murk and Lauren Popeck ’13, a teacher in the Harrisburg City School District, will lead a short discussion following the free showing. The film is sponsored by the Messiah College Teacher Education Program.

2018 Humanities Symposium

The Center for Public Humanities is pleased to invite you to the 2018 Humanities Symposium, Feb. 19-25. This year our theme is “Home,” and we have a week full of speakers, panel discussions, brown bag lunches, exhibits, dance, music, literature and plenty of opportunities to engage in rich discussions about “Home.” We are thrilled to welcome celebrated author Edwidge Danticat as our keynote speaker on Thursday, Feb. 22. To find out more about Danticat and our complete schedule of events go to messiah.edu/cphsymposium.

The Boyer Legacy Award – call for nominations

Consistent with our mission to be good stewards of the Boyer legacy, The Ernest L. Boyer Center annually recognizes an emerging leader through the Boyer Legacy Award at Messiah College. Recipients of the Boyer Legacy Award will demonstrate Dr. Boyer’s broad accomplishments and convictions, including his passionate commitment to viewing education as a means to solving societal challenges and his ardent emphasis that leadership is grounded in service. In addition to embodying Boyer ideals in academic and co-curricular commitments, eligible candidates must be current juniors who demonstrate academic excellence, including a minimum 3.6 GPA. All educators at Messiah are invited to nominate candidates; there is no restriction as to the recipient’s academic discipline. A graduate of Messiah Junior College in 1948, Boyer returned to Messiah and served for twenty-two years as a member of the Board of Trustees, including five years as chair. Ernie had a deep appreciation for education’s role in transforming society and a special appreciation for Messiah College in its ability to fulfill this noble end. Thanks to the generous support of Center donors, the Center bestows this award annually. Nominations should be submitted to the Ernest L. Boyer Center. Please include the student’s name and a statement (between 250 and 300 words) explaining why the student merits this honor. The list of top candidates will be vetted to verify academic standing, integrity and graduation eligibility for academic year 2018-2019. Once the committee determines its selection, the recipient will be presented with the Boyer Legacy Award during a reception in September. This distinction carries a cash award of $500. Submit nominations to boyercenter@messiah.edu no later than April 6. Questions may be directed to Dr. Cynthia A. Wells, Director of the Ernest L. Boyer Center, at cwells@messiah.edu.

Reminder about the Public Events Calendar on messiah.edu

The Office of Marketing and Communications and the Office of Conference and Event Services have collaborated to develop a new online Public Events Calendar on the College’s website at www.messiah.edu/events. The new calendar is easier to navigate, searchable, filterable and integrates with the events module of Jadu, the College’s web content management system (CMS). What types of events are posted on the new calendar? The primary audience for the new online calendar is prospective students and other off-campus community members. Events posted on the Public Events Calendar should meet the following criteria: • Must have already been approved and room reserved through the Office of Conference and Event Services or other appropriate campus events protocol; • Must be open to the general public (would not include private, by-invitation events or events designed for primarily student or employee audiences); • Promotes a cultural, educational or recreational benefit to the community; • Must be sponsored by an official Messiah College entity (student, academic or administrative); • Events can be either free or paid admission. How can I request my campus event be added to the new calendar? Campus event planners may request that their event be added to the new Public Events Calendar (if it meets the above criteria) via an online form they will receive during the room reservation process. Or, if you already have an approved public event for the 2017-18 academic year, and would like to request that it be added to the new calendar, you may submit your request at https://www.messiah.edu/event-request.

2018 Schrag Lecture at Messiah College

Come hear about the experiences of four Anabaptist pacifists arrested and imprisoned during World War I for refusing to enlist in the military. Dr. Duane C. S. Stoltzfus, professor of communication at Goshen College, will deliver the lecture “On the Frontlines of Conscience: An Account of Four Hutterites Sentenced to Hard Labor at Alcatraz during World War I,” on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 7p.m. in Parmer Hall in the High Center. The lecture is based on Stoltzfus’ recent book Pacifists in Chains: The Persecution of the Hutterites during the Great War (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013). The event is sponsored by the E. Morris and Leone Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist, and Wesleyan Studies at Messiah College. Contact Devin Manzullo-Thomas (dcthomas@messiah.edu) with any questions.

GO ED Africa/Go ED Mekong, representatives to visit campus

Please see the attached file for details.

CLASSIFIEDS:

Job opportunities:

Lifeguards/WSIs needed at a small community pool. Certified lifeguards and WSIs needed. Lake Meade Pool has openings for certified lifeguards this summer. If interested, applicants must be 16 years of age and a certified lifeguard or water safety instructor. For more information, please contact: Maude Yacapsin at myacapsin@messiah.edu and it will be forwarded to Michele Ludy at Lake Meade Community Pool and Property Owners Association (about 20-25 minutes from campus) Forest Drive, East Berlin, Pennsylvania http://www.lakemeade.org/item_list.asp?subcat=114&subtitle=Employment

For sale:

Lawn mower. Fiskars StaySharp Max 18 in. Cut Reel Mower w/ grass catcher, $75. Used for only one season under normal conditions. Everything works great! Comes with a never used (new) grass catcher accessory for bagging grass clippings. Contact Maria at mrippon@messiah.edu.

Baldwin Piano. Baldwin 42″ cherry console piano and bench for sale. Very good condition. Made between 1998-1999. Contemporary style. Picture available upon request. Email Pam at pseibert@messiah.edu.

Toaster oven purchased last summer. Never used. Still in box. Asking $15. Contact Susan Shannon sshannon@messiah.edu.

Toyota Highlander 2007 Limited Sport Utility 4D–Bluestone Metallic. Mileage: 89,000; four-door, AWD, automatic, V6/3.3. liter engine, ABS. Leather/power/heated seats; third-row seat (seats seven); AC, power doors/windows, CD player/AM-FM radio/cassette. Front/rear/side air bags; moon roof, privacy glass. Very good condition; asking $9,000. Contact cgross@messiah.edu for photos and details. 

Wanted:

Request for housing opportunities. Any faculty or students who are aware of any housing opportunities starting in June for the new cohort of occupational therapy students, please send the information to Lauren Cross (lcross@messiah.edu). The housing details will be posted on the MOT Facebook page for students to consider local options. Thank you!

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS:

Bus trip to DC/new Museum of the Bible

The Zwingli UCC Youth Group is sponsoring a charter bus trip to Washington, D.C. and the new Museum of the Bible on Sat., March 10. The bus will leave East Berlin from the back of Zwingli UCC (403 W. King St.) at 7 a.m. on Sat., March 10. We will leave Washington D.C. at 7 p.m.to return to East Berlin. Tickets are $60 for adults and $55 for children (12 years and younger). Tickets include cost of charter bus, driver tip and entrance to The Museum of the Bible. Tickets are available on a first come first serve basis. Payment reserves your ticket. Use the attached form and mail check (made out to Zwingli UCC Youth Group) and form to Raeann Hamon in Suite 3047. I hope you will consider attending. Raeann R. Hamon

 

 

February 15, 2018

February 15th, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.

Proverbs 3:3

NEWS:

David Hagenbuch, professor of marketing, has written an article titled “5 Personal Branding Tips for Generation Z,” which the American Marketing Association has published online at: https://medium.com/ama-marketing-news/5-personal-branding-tips-for-generation-z-d081d15d3753

MESSIAH 411:

Passport processing on Campus

Representatives from the Cumberland County Courthouse will be on campus Tuesday, Feb. 27 to process passport applications. Applicants need to bring their photo, documents: original birth certificate PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE, driver’s license PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE DRIVER’S LICENSE (non-PA residents also need to bring their Messiah ID along with a photocopy of their ID), completed application, and fees ($110 check made out to the Department of State and $25 cash or check made out to the Prothonotary’s Office) to the Eisenhower Commons between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. 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.

1920s musical comedy “The Boy Friend” continues Thursday night

The Jazz Age lives on! Let Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance take you to the glitz and glam of 1920s France in Sandy Wilson’s “The Boy Friend,” performed in Miller Theater.

Set against the backdrop of the French Riviera, this light romantic spoof of 1920s musical comedies tells the story of English heiress Polly, who is longing for only one thing: a boyfriend. Polly’s father, convinced that any boy who isn’t wealthy will court Polly strictly for her financial situation, forbids her to engage any potential suitors. Honoring his wishes, Polly explains to Tony, the messenger boy with whom she’s fallen in love, that she is no rich girl. “The Boy Friend” runs Feb. 15 – 18. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinee is at 3 p.m. 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. Get your tickets today!

Spring Break (March 10-18) – advisor needed

The Agapé Center is in search of a faculty or staff advisor for our Spring Break service trip (March 10-18) to Priority One Ministries in the Bronx, New York. Priority One is a Christ-focused, Bible-based, interdenominational short-term ministry that provides cross-cultural urban mission trips for Christ-followers who have a desire to participate in the Great Commission – Jesus’ command to take the Gospel to everyone. The Priority One service trip offers numerous opportunities to serve, including working in the World Vision storehouse; engaging directly with homeless communities; and tutoring in an after school program. For more information about the agency, visit http://www.priority1ministries.org/. Advisors serve alongside our students, aid student leaders in facilitation of reflection and devotions, and assist in any problem-solving that may arise. All costs are covered for advisors. In addition, employees who are regularly scheduled to work 1560 hours (or more) per year and have completed at least three years of employment with the College may request to participate in College-sponsored missions or service projects while on short-term paid leave from the College. If you’re interested in serving as an advisor or have additional questions, please contact Shardé Hardy at shardy@messiah.edu.

Budget development FY19

This year’s Budget Development Process will be opening in mid-March. If you have budget responsibility for your area, please watch for additional notifications via email, in the coming weeks. Don’t hesitate to contact me with questions in advance of the budget process at khawkins@messiah.edu.

Fire extinguisher training offered to all employees and students

Fire extinguisher training will be conducted Feb. 23-28 in Hostetter Chapel, conference room 113. This training consists of a demonstration of the use of the extinguisher and then the opportunity for each participant to experience “hands-on” practice in extinguishing a “fire.” Training on the types of fires and extinguishers as well as initial instruction on the P.A.S.S. system for using extinguishers is provided via an online course which must be completed prior to the actual hands-on session. There are several sessions offered each day. To sign up for a time that fits your schedule, go to MC-Square à the Employee Tab à Employee Training. (Students should go to the Student Tab à Student Training.) Click on the session (date/time) that you wish to attend and follow the instructions for registering.

This year, all employees and students who complete both the Qualtrics and hands-on training will be eligible for a prize drawing. A $25 Amazon gift card will be awarded to two lucky participants. The winners will be announced the week of March 5. If you have any questions regarding this training, please contact Donna Fink at ext. 5038 or Valerian Curd at ext. 6747. Employees, please inform your supervision of the session for which you register.

Graduate assistantships available

The Graduate Program in Higher Education is offering graduate assistantships on the Messiah campus as well as at several partner institutions such as Bluffton University and Southern Wesleyan University. Graduate students will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience working on a college or university campus while pursuing their Master of Arts degree in Higher Education through Messiah. The priority deadline to apply is March 1. Information on available positions can be found here. For questions about the application process or for information about the program, please contact Dr. Dottie Weigel, program director, at dweigel@messiah.edu.

Teach Us All film

“Teach Us All,” a documentary that highlights the inequality of education in the U.S. today, traces the roots of segregation and shows how our schools continue to be segregated. The film will be shown Monday, Feb. 26, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. Dr. Don Murk and Lauren Popeck ’13, a teacher in the Harrisburg City School District, will lead a short discussion following the free showing. The film is sponsored by the Messiah College Teacher Education Program.

2018 Humanities Symposium

The Center for Public Humanities is pleased to invite you to the 2018 Humanities Symposium, Feb. 19-25. This year our theme is “Home,” and we have a week full of speakers, panel discussions, brown bag lunches, exhibits, dance, music, literature and plenty of opportunities to engage in rich discussions about “Home.” We are thrilled to welcome celebrated author, Edwidge Danticat, as our keynote speaker on Thursday, Feb. 22. To find out more about Danticat and our complete schedule of events go to messiah.edu/cphsymposium.

Employees encouraged to submit nominations for Pride in Performance Awards

Have you been impressed or inspired by the contributions made by a fellow employee during the last year?  Do any of the statements below describe a colleague?  If so, please consider nominating that colleague for a Pride in Performance Award. The Pride in Performance Award is used to recognize an employee based on the following criteria:

  • The employee has consistently demonstrated exceptional performance and remarkable proficiency in his/her assigned duties;
  • The employee has demonstrated hospitality, customer focus, and has been active in promoting a pleasant working environment;
  • The employee has demonstrated dependability, innovative ways to manage work and effective problem-solving;
  • The employee has been committed to professional development and enhancing his/her skill set.

Your recommendation will be confidential; only the employees selected as award recipients will know that their names were offered for consideration.  Prior recipients are not eligible to receive a subsequent award for three years. See the list of prior recipients here. Nominations must be submitted, using the Pride in Performance Nomination Form found at http://www.messiah.edu/info/20588/employees/972/employee_forms  by Friday, March 16.  Further information on performance awards, can be viewed at http://www.messiah.edu/info/20733/employee_recognition.

Employees invited to submit nominations for Team Falcon Award

The Team Falcon Award is an opportunity to recognize a group or team that collaborated successfully on a significant project or initiative to advance departmental or College-wide goals.

Eligible groups

Eligible teams include units, departments, task forces and committees or other cross-departmental work groups. The team may be comprised of part-time or full-time staff, administrative and/or faculty employees. Team members recognized must have had significant involvement in the accomplishment of the project, process or initiative. Generally, teams will consist of 3 to 10 individuals. One team will be recognized each year.

Criteria

The Team Falcon Award is used to recognize a work group based on the following criteria:

  • The team made a significant contribution towards achievement of a strategic goal
  • The team exhibited innovation, creativity and excellence
  • The group fostered a team environment that promoted communication, trust, cooperation and respect for differences.

Award

Each member of the team recognized will receive a distinctive commemorative gift and the team will be hosted for lunch by the division vice president or provost.

Recommendations for the award

Any employee can nominate a deserving team. The recommendation must be submitted to the division vice president/provost by Friday, March 16. Division vice presidents/provost are encouraged to solicit recommendations that cross functional boundaries. Each division vice president/provost will review all submissions for his/her division and select those teams that he/she feels best meet the criteria for the award. President’s Cabinet will vote to select the team to receive the award.

Your recommendation will be confidential; only the employees selected as award recipients will know that their names were offered for consideration. Teams are not eligible to receive a subsequent award for three years.  See the list of prior recipients here. Nominations must be submitted using the Team Falcon Award Nomination form found at http://www.messiah.edu/info/20588/employees/972/employee_forms. Further information on performance awards, can be viewed at http://www.messiah.edu/info/20733/employee_recognition.

The recipients will be announced at the Employee Recognition Reception in May. All questions regarding nominations should be directed to Kathy Castonguay in Human Resources. 

The Boyer Legacy Award – call for nominations

Consistent with our mission to be good stewards of the Boyer legacy, The Ernest L. Boyer Center annually recognizes an emerging leader through the Boyer Legacy Award at Messiah College. Recipients of the Boyer Legacy Award will demonstrate Dr. Boyer’s broad accomplishments and convictions, including his passionate commitment to viewing education as a means to solving societal challenges and his ardent emphasis that leadership is grounded in service. In addition to embodying Boyer ideals in academic and co-curricular commitments, eligible candidates must be current juniors who demonstrate academic excellence, including a minimum 3.6 GPA. All educators at Messiah are invited to nominate candidates; there is no restriction as to the recipient’s academic discipline. A graduate of Messiah Junior College in 1948, Boyer returned to Messiah and served for twenty-two years as a member of the Board of Trustees, including five years as chair. Ernie had a deep appreciation for education’s role in transforming society and a special appreciation for Messiah College in its ability to fulfill this noble end. Thanks to the generous support of Center donors, the Center bestows this award annually. Nominations should be submitted to the Ernest L. Boyer Center. Please include the student’s name and a statement (between 250 and 300 words) explaining why the student merits this honor. The list of top candidates will be vetted to verify academic standing, integrity and graduation eligibility for academic year 2018-2019. Once the committee determines its selection, the recipient will be presented with the Boyer Legacy Award during a reception in September. This distinction carries a cash award of $500. Submit nominations to boyercenter@messiah.edu no later than April 6. Questions may be directed to Dr. Cynthia A. Wells, Director of the Ernest L. Boyer Center, at cwells@messiah.edu.

Web services open door hours February 20

The Web Services team (Kris and Ramona) will be available Tuesday, February 20 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Boyer 337. We are available to answer your Jadu questions or help you strategize your next website project.

No need to register, just stop by at any time.

CLASSIFIEDS:

WANTED:

Request for housing opportunities. Any faculty or students who are aware of any housing opportunities starting in June for the new cohort of occupational therapy students, please send the information to Lauren Cross (lcross@messiah.edu). The housing details will be posted on the MOT Facebook page for students to consider local options. Thank you!