June 22, 2017

June 22nd, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.

Psalms 130:5

NEWS:

The Development Office recently experienced a restructuring. Because of staffing changes, the following colleagues have new and/or expanded responsibilities.

Bob Feil has been promoted to director of prospect research and record compliance. While continuing his important work in the area of donor prospect research, Bob will serve as the liaison between the Development Office and the Business Office and the Development Office and IT.

Maria Sweeney-Rippon received a promotion to the coordinator of donor records. In this new position, she will be responsible for coordinating the comprehensive donor data record process, including retrieving reports on giving, compiling mailing lists, and preparing annual endowment reports, which includes coordinating the writing of thank you notes that student scholarship recipients send to donors.

Cady Sullivan has been promoted to the assistant director of annual giving, phonathon, and digital philanthropy. In her expanded role, Cady will continue in her good work related to annual giving and phonathon. In addition, she will become the key point person for online giving and related social media fundraising.

Beth Clark, director of annual giving, has generously agreed to add supervision of gift processing to her portfolio of duties. Since more than 80% of all gifts fall under the annual giving category, placing gift processing under the annual giving umbrella makes strategic sense.

Susan Mayernick now serves as a senior development officer and planned gift advisor. In this enhanced role, she will strengthen her focus on the Lancaster county area, as well as increase our collective efforts in planned giving.

Mark Templeton will continue in his role as the senior advancement representative and Heritage Society coordinator, but will now report directly to Bob Brown, director of planned and leadership gifts. In addition to cultivating the Bucks-Mont region (Bucks and Montgomery counties), Mark leads the efforts and activities of our Heritage Society, those donors who have included Messiah in their estate or deferred giving plans.

Pam Thomas, coordinator for gift processing, will now also serve as the administrative assistant for annual giving. In addition to serving as the key gift processor on campus, Pam will provide administrative support to the annual giving team. All donation checks should still be dropped off at Pam’s office, which will move from the McBeth Advancement Center to Old Main 334 later this summer.

Please join me in wishing all of them well in their new roles!

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Raeann Hamon and Erin Boyd-Soisson, from the Department of Human Development and Family Science, served as co-chairs for the 2017 Family Science Association’s (FSA) Teaching Family Science Conference in Paradise Island, Bahamas. Since FSA does not have any paid staff, Hamon and Boyd-Soisson were responsible for selecting and contracting a hotel, choosing meal menus and working with restaurants, booking Junkanoo rush performers, preparing and announcing a call for proposals, processing presentation submissions and developing a program, communicating with conference presenters and attendees, and all other logistics for the conference. A record number of participants attended the conference, so FSA accrued many new members as a result. Boyd-Soisson and Lori Smolleck also presented “Assessment of Toy Assignment” and Hamon (with Alexis Phillippi, HDFS ’17) presented “Evaluating a Family Life Education Methodology Course: Student Self-Assessment and Personal Reflections.”

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Katie McComb has been hired as the new swim coach and aquatics director at Messiah College. Katie was an NCAA Division I swimmer at the University of North Carolina and has most recently been working as an assistant swim coach and communications manager at the Hershey Aquatic Club. Katie takes over the program from Nancy Luley who coached the Falcons for their first 9 years of competition. More information is available on GoMessiah.com regarding the new coach and the fine job Nancy Luley did coaching the inaugural swim team at the college.

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Kenya Collaboratory team

A Collaboratory team of six students and two advisors returned from Kenya on June 11. Two project teams, Rapid Orthotics for CURE Kenya (ROCK) and Cunningham Clubfoot Brace for Kids, worked with CURE International. ROCK successfully trained several local orthopedic technicians who will print custom prosthetics with the use of an iPad to scan patient limbs, software to modify the image to fit the individual and a 3D printer. The Clubfoot team participated in all aspects of Cure’s Clubfoot Care for Kenya and will use this information to 3D print Cunningham’s revolutionary brace and reduce costs. Tim Howell (engineering adjunct) and Scott Kieffer (Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science) led the team, which included engineering students Bekah Forshey, Luke Redcay, Lyndsy Shaubach, Emma Vogan, Daniel Yeisley and Nathan Chambers. Team’s blog: https://ls1420.wixsite.com/curekijabe2017

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Nicaragua Collaboratory/AROMA team

A Collaboratory/AROMA team returned from Nicaragua on June 8. The Collaboratory Block Press team worked with partnering organization, Friends in Action (FIA). They successfully tested their prototype and made 24 test blocks. The project gained valuable information on the prototype, which will be used to develop a finished version. The team also managed to connect and learn about the Rama people and the community that they hope to serve in the future. Joshua Good (AROMA) and Thomas Soerens (engineering) advised the team, which included grad student Joseph Saufley and engineering students Brenden Good, Samuel Hsu, Jonathan Robinson and Brandon Shirk.

MESSIAH 411:

Safe campus roads

During the summer we have many visitors to campus: children in camps, conference attendees, and community members enjoying the weather. If you are hosting visitors or have summer employees, please remind them that pedestrians should use cross walks; our campus speed limit is 15 mph; drivers must yield to pedestrians; and watch for parked vehicles that may be pulling out into traffic lanes. Just because school is over doesn’t mean we can relax when it comes to safe roads on campus.

CLASSIFIEDS:

For sale:

Girls bike20″ Schwinn, 7 speed, white; excellent condition. $30; Kids bike – 16″ Razor, orange, incl. training wheels. $10; Dining set – table, 6 chairs, china cabinet. $300 or best offer. Email: nhellgren@messiah.edu or anoble@messiah.edu. Pictures available.

 

 

 

 

June 15, 2017

June 15th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

The LORD is gracious and compassionate; slow to anger and rich in love.

Psalms 145:8

 NEWS:

Assistant Professor of Music, Dr. Damian Savarino, recently made his performance debut with the New Jersey Choral Society, under the direction of Maestro Eric Dale Knapp. Dr. Savarino sang the bass solos in Monteverdi’s VESPERS for two performances in Montclair and Ridgewood.

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A Collaboratory team of five students and two advisors returned on June 10 from Zimbabwe. The Solar PV team installed a solar power system on two buildings at the Ekuphileni Bible Institute, where electricity has been very unreliable. Randy Fish (engr) and Dereck Plante (collab) advised the team, which included engineering students: Caleb Bornman, Steven Carpenter, Jessica Kline, David Moretz and Joshua Patterson. Team’s blog: https://solar-pv.tumblr.com/

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Three Collaboratory students (Brianne Roper, Daniel Haas and Lily Gaudreau) of the Diagnostics for Viral Diseases (DVD) team traveled to Macha, Zambia with the BIOL218 Healthcare in the Developing World. May term course taught and lead by Phil Thuma (Johns Hopkins University and Messiah College), Larry Mylin (biological sciences) and Kay Witt (nutrition) to gain information that will aid in future design and direction of the Collab project. In addition to participating in the course, the three Collab students developed a better understanding of needs and limitations for development of appropriate cost effective and reliable diagnostic tests by observing ongoing research and development projects with Macha Research Trust Scientists, or Macha Mission Hospital technologists in laboratories during visits to rural health clinics.

MESSIAH 411:

Summer conferences and camps

Please welcome the following week day groups to Messiah College:

  • June 16, Men’s soccer
  • June 16-18, Trinity Christian Church of Greater Philadelphia, 255 participants, Boyer Hall and Hostetter Chapel
  • June 18-23, Men’s lacrosse
  • June 18-22, Fishing Camp, 34 attendees
  • June 19-22, Softball
  • June 10-22, Girls little falcon basketball
  • June 21-30, Wrestling

New and improved: move request form

A new fully automated employee move form has been designed, thanks to Joe Bennett. Information about this new form is in a document attached to the Intercom, Please begin using this form effective immediately. For any concerns, contact Kathie Shafer, vice president for operations.

New Student Orientation / Welcome Weekend 2017

If you haven’t heard yet, the date for this fall’s new student orientation and move-in day is Friday, Aug. 25. What has traditionally been a Thursday start is now on Friday. Please mark your calendars and plan accordingly if your office or department is involved with any aspect of move-in day. The orientation schedule will be posted on the webpage: www.messiah.edu/welcomeweek. Any questions, please contact the office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs at silp@messiah.edu or ext. 5240.

Safe campus roads

During the summer we have many visitors to campus: children in camps, conference attendees, and community members enjoying the weather. If you are hosting visitors or have summer employees, please remind them that pedestrians should use cross walks; our campus speed limit is 15 mph; drivers must yield to pedestrians; and watch for parked vehicles that may be pulling out into traffic lanes. Just because school is over doesn’t mean we can relax when it comes to safe roads on campus.

CLASSIFIEDS

 Job opportunities:

Information Technology Services has an opening for a full-time instructional designer. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10992. Job-related questions may be directed to Susan Shannon at sshannon@messiah.edu.

For sale:

White sheer curtains. 22 brand new white sheers; still in the package.  Size: 60’’ x 84’’, $2.50/ea. Contact Carol Wickey at cwickey@messiah.edu.

Marching band shoes and music stand. Formal, high-polished black Dinkles, $12/pair, sizes 8/10 and 10/12; silver collapsible music stand, $5. Contact Beth at baumen@messiah.edu.

Wanted:

FIREWOOD NEEDED! If you happen to have any extra firewood available, I could use it! My family burns the occasional recreational fire during the winter and I need to replenish our supply. If you have it, I will come and haul it away! Please contact Damian Savarino at dsavarin@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

June 8, 2017

June 8th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

The LORD is gracious and compassionate; slow to anger and rich in love.

Psalms 145:8

NEWS:

On May 24, the application of the Department of Engineering to the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) for a Messiah College SWE section was approved by the national organization. Congratulations to Dr. Emily Farrar, SWE-MC faculty advisor, student leadership and to the department for their dedication to achieving this long-time goal. A celebration for receiving the charter will be hosted by the department in the fall.

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Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Mathematics Amanda (‘Mandy’) Lohss who was recently accepted as a Project NExT Fellow by the Mathematical Association of America. Project NExT (new experiences in teaching) is a national and competitive professional development program for new or recent Ph.D.s in the mathematical sciences. Fellows learn together about all aspects of an academic career: improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, engaging in research and scholarship, finding exciting and interesting service opportunities, and participating in professional activities. As a fellow, Mandy will attend targeted professional development seminars at MAA national meetings in July 2017, January 2018, and July 2018. Mandy will be joining our faculty in fall 2017 in the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Statistics.

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The School of Science, Engineering and Health is pleased to welcome Holly Myers as administrative assistant. She is no stranger to Messiah College. She provided strong administrative support to the Department of Business and the International Business Institute for a decade before shifting in 2013 to administrative assistant to the graduate program in counseling. Holly and her husband are Messiah graduates, as are their three children. Join us in welcoming her to her new role.

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The President’s Office is pleased to announce that Kaitlyn Gehris has accepted the position of executive assistant for the Office of the President. She worked as the administrative assistant for the Office of Human Resources and Compliance for the past year after graduating from Messiah College in 2016. During her four years as a student, Kaitlyn worked as the President’s Office student assistant. Kaitlyn will be responsible for managing the president’s schedule, coordinating events, assisting with presentations and providing President’s Office support. Melissa Cohen will continue in her role as executive assistant to the President and assistant to the Board of Trustees. Melissa manages Board of Trustees communication and oversees the ongoing maintenance of the College’s official documents and records.

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A Collaboratory team of seven students and five advisors returned on June 1 from Oaxaca, Mexico where they completed the construction of a pedestrian truss bridge for the community, working with Trigo y Miel (wheat and honey) through Forward Edge International. The team accomplished their two-week goal of getting the bridge up before the start of the rainy season, when flooding rains keeps some children from getting to the ministry meals. Brian Swartz, Andy Erikson, Scott Heisey, and adjunct Doug Stumpp (all ENGR) advised the team, which included engineering students Erika Boice, Erin Brenneman, Daniel Gallagher, Daniel Mewha, Connor Reyer, and Nathan Yeoman as well as music and Spanish major Hannah Snavely. Team FB page: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=collaboratory%20bridge%20team%20mexico%202017

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MESSIAH 411:

Summer conferences and camps

Please welcome the following groups:

June 9: Harrisburg Academy graduation, High Center

June 9: Manito and Laurel Life, Eisenhower Campus Center

June 11-15: Rotary youth camp, 140 participants, Frey Hall

June 11-15: Women’s basketball

June 12-16: Baseball day camp

June 12-16: Women’s soccer day camp

June 12-16: Summer Theatre Academy, Climenhaga Building

June 14-17: Jazz camp, 80 participants, High Center

New and improved: move request form

A new fully automated employee move form has been designed, thanks to Joe Bennett. Information about this new form is in a document attached to the Intercom, Please begin using this form effective immediately. For any concerns, contact Kathie Shafer, vice president for operations.

Reminder: 2016-2017 performance appraisals due June 15

Performance appraisals for all administrative and staff employees, with the exception of employees in operations, are due on June 15. Operations will continue to review their employees during the month of their hiring anniversary. Customized appraisal forms have been established to better support the environment and requirements of different areas of the college. Other areas of the College may continue, this year, to use the standard Word appraisal forms found in the forms section of the Human Resources and Compliance website. All areas will be required to migrate to customized forms for the 2017-18 appraisal process. If you have any questions regarding the review process, please contact Kathy Castonguay, human resources.

New Student Orientation / Welcome Weekend 2017

If you haven’t heard yet, the date for this fall’s new student orientation and move-in day is Friday, Aug. 25. What has traditionally been a Thursday start is now on Friday. Please mark your calendars and plan accordingly if your office or department is involved with any aspect of move-in day. The orientation schedule will be posted on the webpage: www.messiah.edu/welcomeweek. Any questions, please contact the office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs at silp@messiah.edu or ext. 5240.

CLASSIFIEDS:

Job opportunities:

Information Technology Services has an opening for a full-time instructional designer. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10992. Job-related questions may be directed to Susan Shannon at sshannon@messiah.edu.

The Campus Store and Textbook Express need help during fall rush. To hear more and learn how to apply see Candy Tritle in the store or contact her at ctritle@messiah.edu, ext. 3050 or 691-6024.

For sales:

Poster rack for retail sale. Make offer. Contact Beth Erikson at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu.

White sheer curtains. 22 brand new white sheers; still in the package.  Size: 60’’ x 84’’, $2.50/ea. Contact Carol Wickey at cwickey@messiah.edu.

Wanted:

FIREWOOD NEEDED! If you happen to have any extra firewood available, I could use it! My family burns the occasional recreational fire during the winter and I need to replenish our supply. If you have it, I will come and haul it away! Please contact Damian Savarino at dsavarin@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

June 1, 2017

June 1st, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

A psalm. For giving grateful praise. Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.

Psalms 100: 1-2

 NEWS:

Intercultural Office

Danielle Betteridge has completed her interim assignment as the assistant director for International Student Programs and will be moving to Zambia with her husband who works with CURE International. Luiza Cliver will be the new assistant director and will begin the position on July 1. Luiza studied as an international student from Brazil at Messiah College and completed her Master’s degree in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation at Trinity College in Dublin. Lydia Skulstad has accepted the part time position of Immigration Advisor/Designated School official. Lydia is an alum of Trinity Western University where she received her Master’s degree in TESOL. Lydia will be advising and supporting our F-1 students.

Residence LifeWe are pleased to announce that Beth Moshier will be the new residence director for Witmer Hall. Beth is a Messiah College alum, and she received her Master’s degree in community counseling from the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut. Paula Hoffman will be moving from Witmer Hall to Bittner Hall as the new assistant director of Residence Life for the first year experience. We are sad to announce that Dave Downey, director of residence life, has submitted his resignation. He accepted a position as the associate pastor of community and mission at Hope Church in Oakdale, Minnesota. His last day at Messiah will be June 9. We are currently in the process of hiring his replacement. We are also very sorry to say goodbye to Kevin Williams, assistant director of residence life, Harrisburg and special interest housing. Kevin has accepted a position as the director of residence life and restorative justice coordinator at Bluffton University in Ohio. His last day on campus was May 26. We wish both Dave and Kevin well as they take their talents to new places. They both have had a significant impact on Student Affairs, our students and our community during their time here in Grantham.

MESSIAH 411:

Summer conferences and camps

Please welcome the following group to campus:

  • June 1-2, Lutheran Synod, 600 attendees in the High Center
  • June 5-9, field hockey mini falcons

Online networking opportunity for students and alumni

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is excited to announce that we will be hosting three monthly Brazen events to connect alumni with alumni and to connect alumni with our students. Brazen is an online, cloud-based platform that makes it easy and fun for people to participate through text-based chats. The three virtual events will be broken down by industry, geography and age, and will rotate each month. For the month of June, we are hosting the following networking receptions:

  • Thursday, June 15: 8- 9:30 p.m. (non profit/human services majors), for alumni and students
  • Monday, June 26: noon-1:30 p.m. (connecting alumni/students in the NYC area), alumni/seniors
  • Friday, June 30: noon- 1:30 p.m. (golden grads), for alumni

After signing in from home, office, smartphone or tablet, alumni/students will participate in one-on-one chats with other attendees. The chats are text-based and timed, allowing them to quickly meet new people, exchange contact information and walk away with several new connections they may not have had before. Each chat is saved, making it simple to look back at the chat history, review notes, gather contact information and follow up. We hope that these connections lead to more in-person connections. Participants have the chance to share their wisdom, knowledge and life experiences, and to exchange career tips and build their professional network all online, from any device. To learn more about Brazen or sign up for one of these events, please contact Olivia Snare, GA for alumni engagement at Olivia.Snare@messiah.edu.

CLASSIFIEDS:

Job opportunities:

The Development Office has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant for prospect research and planned/leadership gifts. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10956. Job related questions may be directed to Bob Feil at rfeil@messiah.edu.

The Office of Human Resources currently has an opening for the position of human resources administrative assistant. For more information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10999 Job-related questions should be directed to Inger Blount, assistant director of Human Resources at iblount@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Five-bedroom home for sale. 5-bedroom, 2 bath home for sale. Listing price $191,000. To see pictures, visit http://tiny.cc/SloverRoad . To view the property, call our realtor, Ruth Ann Zimmerman at 717-512-8676. We hope that our home will be filled with love as it has been for the past 40 years. Gene and Emily Chase

Poster rack for retail sale. Make offer. Contact Beth Erikson at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu.

Miscellaneous:

Private Violin Lessons. Do you know a budding young violinist? Private violin lessons are important for further developing their musical skills, and summertime provides a great opportunity to invest in that development. My son, Daniel Hagenbuch, will be offering violin lessons to middle school and elementary students this summer at our home in Mechanicsburg. Daniel is a member of the Mechanicsburg Senior High School Orchestra, the Harrisburg Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the OMB Violin Trio, which he started (http://tinyurl.com/l5f9382). He also enjoys playing piano and composing music. Lessons will be 30 minutes in length, at reasonable rates. For more information, feel free to contact me: David Hagenbuch, dhagenbu@messiah.edu.

Wanted:

Reliable used car. Seeking to buy a very reliable used car for my teens. Must be in good condition with airbags and relatively low mileage for the age of the car. Contact Mike at mzigarelli@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, May 25

May 25th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

A song of ascents. I lift up my eyes to the mountains – where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.

Psalms 121: 1- 2

NEWS:

Messiah Dining Services Bakery was awarded 1st place honors in the 2nd Annual Harrisburg Baking Championship – Sweet Bites for Better Sight, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Harrisburg. Proceeds from the event benefit the development and installation of an eye clinic at the Hamilton Health Center. The award winning dessert created by Messiah’s Kathy Eberly and Beverly Spangler was a chocolate chip cookie dough tartlet with cream cheese and salted caramel, finished with a hand-piped chocolate garnish inspired by the rotary club logo. Congratulations!

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On May 16, Dr. Gene Chase, professor emeritus of mathematics and computer science, spoke to a pastor’s conference at Valley Bible Church in Middlebury, Vermont on the topic Loving Gays. Dr. Chase gave two talks, each followed by discussion. His first talk focused on the social—encouraging pastors to welcome gays in their congregation, using the “belong, believe, behave” model, and encouraging them to have “centered-set” thinking instead of “bounded set” thinking (to borrow from Paul Hiebert’s insights). His second talk focused on the theological—encouraging them to agree with Jesus and St. Paul about what they say about sexual minorities.

MESSIAH 411:

Bringing back students early in August

If you plan to sponsor students for early arrival (before Sun., Aug. 27), please complete the online early arrival request form or if you have a large group of students, please contact housing@messiah.edu for a spreadsheet to fill out and return by Tues., Aug. 1. The earliest students may return this year is Mon., Aug. 14, but we ask that you bring your students back as late as possible. Please note that the meal plan for returning students will not be active until Fri., Aug. 25 at lunch. If you need meal cards for the students you are bringing back early, please make these arrangements through the Falcon Exchange. There is no charge for students to stay on campus. However, any additions received between Aug. 2 – Aug. 16 will be charged $25/person and between Aug. 17 – 30 will be charged $50/person.

Summer academic camps for high school students

Do you have a rising 9th-12th grader who will be sitting at home, twiddling their thumbs, the week after school lets out? Send them to a summer academic camp sponsored by the School of Business, Education and Social Sciences, June 25-29. We will be offering Biz Academy, Know the FACS Camp, Sustainability Camp, Teach U, and Psychology Camp. Give your student a week that will not only be fun, but may help shape their future by showing them the varied directions a college education in these majors would take them. Messiah employees receive a 5% discount! To learn more visit messiah.edu/camps or contact Val Drobel at ext. 5068.

Falcon Exchange summer hours

The Falcon Exchange has implemented summer window hours. Falcon Exchange will be open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. These summer hours are in effect through Fri., Aug. 11. Questions or business outside these hours may be directed to falconexchange@messiah.edu or ext. 7245. We will return your email or phone call as soon as we are able.

Summer conferences and camps

Please welcome the following group to campus:

  • June 1-2, Lutheran Synod, 600 attendees in the High Center
  • June 5-9, field hockey mini falcons

CLASSIFIEDS:

Job opportunities:

The Faculty Development department has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant to the Director of Faculty Development. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10909. Job-related questions may be directed to Rhonda Jacobsen at rjacobse@messiah.edu.

The Development Office has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant for prospect research and planned/leadership gifts. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10956. Job related questions may be directed to Bob Feil at rfeil@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Ranch home in Winding Hills for sale. 3- bedroom, 2-bath, detached 1,591 sq. ft. ranch home in Winding Hills for sale. Maple cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, 2 car garage, attic storage above garage, walking paths, community pool and more. List price $259,900. Purchase interest; call 717-484-9968. Renter interest will be entertained. Renters can call Kim at 717-608-0953.

Five-bedroom home for sale. 5-bedroom, 2 bath home for sale. Listing price $191,000. To see pictures, visit http://tiny.cc/SloverRoad . To view the property, call our realtor, Ruth Ann Zimmerman at 717-512-8676. We hope that our home will be filled with love as it has been for the past 40 years. – Gene and Emily Chase

Love seat, excellent condition, $65; 2 complete sets of inside shutters that will cover two windows, a total of 4 shutters, each shutter is 28″x 16″, $20 for all. Contact baumen@messiah.edu. Pictures available.

For rent:

Furnished 4 bedrooms, 2 baths home for rent in Camp Hill Borough available 6/1/17 through 7/31/18. No smoking, prefer no pets. Rent and utilities are negotiable. Contact vcilento@messiah.edu.

Wanted:

House/dog sitter. In search of a house/dog sitter July 19 through August. House is located in Etters, Pennsylvania. During your stay, we would need you to take care of our black lab, Doolin, as well as stay at the house in the evenings. Please contact Abby Love at alove@messiah.edu.

Reliable used car. Seeking to buy a very reliable used car for my teens. Must be in good condition with airbags and relatively low mileage for the age of the car. Contact Mike at mzigarelli@messiah.edu.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS:

Roundtop Mountain Adventure – The Beat Goes On

PLEASE JOIN US!

Sat., May 27, Roundtop Mountain Resort, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

OGO balls, alpine traverse, canopy crawls, cedar maze, tree house zips, the woods, bumper boats, scenic chair lift rides, switchback tower, mini vertical trek/zip line*, corn hole, caricature drawings, food, music, and more, including the new SUPER SLIDE which looks like a ton of fun!

Ticket prices:

$25 each; $85.00/family four pack *mini vertical trek/zip line tour tickets: +$10/each (limited availability) Online ticket sales and details at www.peytonwalker.org

The Beat Goes On benefits The Peyton Walker Foundation. Peyton was a 2012 Trinity High School graduate that passed away at the age of 19 from sudden cardiac arrest. The Foundation’s mission is to increase awareness and survival rates for sudden cardiac arrest incidents through education, screenings, and training. For more information contact: linda@peytonwalker.org or Ramona Fritschi at rfritschi@messiah.edu.

Thurs., May 18

May 18th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11

NEWS:

Ted Davis, professor of the history of science, has been named to an advisory board at the National Museum of American History, part of the Smithsonian Institution. The first meeting of the board is May 23 in Washington, D.C., and the work will continue for two years.

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We are pleased to announce that Kevin Ogden has accepted the position of director of the fitness center. Kevin is a Messiah College alum and currently works at Results Therapy and Fitness in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. In his new role, Ogden will be managing the fitness center and working collaboratively with others to provide a holistic wellness program to the campus. He will begin this new position on June 12. As we anticipate the opening of the facility it is important for the community to note the following dates.

  1. The fitness center will officially open on Tues., Aug. 29 (hours to be determined).
  2. There will be an employee open house on Tues., Aug. 22, from 3-5 p.m.
  3. The building dedication will be Thurs., Oct. 19.

We are excited about the Falcon Fitness Center and all it has to offer for both students and employees. Because we anticipate significant use, the facility will only be open for use by students, employees and their immediate families (age 16 and over). The College will assess usage following this initial year to determine whether external memberships will be considered. Access will be regulated by ID card, so everyone using the Falcon Fitness Center will need a current Messiah College ID card. The indoor walking track will continue being open for alumni and community members (no ID is needed for this). Later in the summer, more information will come out regarding classes and equipment training.

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Matthew Farrar, assistant professor of physics, gave the keynote address at the American Association of Physics Teachers Central Pennsylvania Section (AAPT-CPS) meeting at the University of Scranton on April 21-22. The title of the presentation was “Seeing Anew: How Advances in Microscopy are Changing the Life Sciences.”

Associate Professor of Physics Abaz Kryemadhi and students Lindsey Barner ’17, Alex Roth ’17, Jacob Mohler ’18 and Andrew Grove ’18 spent spring break working at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, just outside Chicago, Illinois. They performed testing on a new dark matter detection prototype they have developed as part of a NASA funded project.

On March 7, Associate Professor of Physics Niklas Hellgren gave an invited talk at Lehigh University titled “Inside Intel – The Materials Science of Advanced Microprocessors”, as part of their Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Seminar Series.

MESSIAH 411:

Messiah College Night at the Senators!

Join Messiah College staff and families for a fun night out at a Harrisburg Senators game on June 10! Box seat tickets are discounted at $7 per ticket. Messiah College’s group, Seven, will perform from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Game time: 6 p.m. Please see the attached flyer for additional information and instructions on how to purchase your discounted tickets.

Bringing back students early in August

If you plan to sponsor students for early arrival (before Sun., Aug. 27), please complete the online early arrival request form or if you have a large group of students, please contact housing@messiah.edu for a spreadsheet to fill out and return by Tues., Aug. 1. The earliest students may return this year is Mon., Aug. 14, but we ask that you bring your students back as late as possible. Please note that the meal plan for returning students will not be active until Fri., Aug. 25 at lunch. If you need meal cards for the students you are bringing back early, please make these arrangements through the Falcon Exchange. There is no charge for students to stay on campus. However, any additions received between Aug. 2 – Aug. 16 will be charged $25/person and between Aug. 17 – 30 will be charged $50/person.

Important reminder to faculty

Learning Technology Services would like to remind the faculty that it’s not too early to begin planning ahead. The 2017 fall semester work submission deadlines have been set. Please coordinate your needs for your courses with the deadline dates located at on the ITS blog at the following link: http://blogs.messiah.edu/its/archives/7810

Procedure review: Messiah faculty is notified of the semester work submission deadlines by Diane Hunsinger approximately 4-6 weeks before the materials are due. This allows ample time to obtain copyright clearance for course materials (if necessary) and production of your course pack at College Press. Faculty must complete the online course materials form located on the ITS blog at this link: http://www.messiah.edu/forms/form/331/en/use_of_copyrighted_course_materials

The online form allows you to enter/attach your copyright clearance requests, automatically creates the work requisition, and allows you to attach a PDF file of your course pack or lab manual. It is imperative that faculty who plan to sell a course pack/lab manual to students notify Aleisha Wildon, course materials manager, Campus Store and Textbook Express.

VERY IMPORTANT: Following the deadlines allows ample time for production, ensures our students have a positive experience when purchasing and receiving their course materials, and the instructor has the assurance that their course pack is available for students to purchase before classes begin. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Diane Hunsinger at ext. 3895. 

Move-in day volunteers needed

The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs is in need of employee volunteers to serve during Move-in day 2017. Volunteers are needed in 3-hour time slots to help move new students into their residence halls on Fri., Aug. 25. You can choose a shift : 8 -11 a.m., 10 a.m.-1p.m. or noon-3 p.m. You will also receive a boxed lunch and free t-shirt. Please know that lifting and walking stairs is required. If you are interested and available to serve in this capacity, please contact Sheryl Scaramuzzino at silp@messiah.edu with your availability for that day and t-shirt size by May 31. We look forward to serving with you and thank you in advance for your time and help!

2017 Performance Award recipients announced    

The following employees received performance awards at the May 3 Recognition Reception. The citations for each can be viewed at http://www.messiah.edu/info/20733/employee_recognition.

The Pride in Performance Award is given to individuals in recognition of exceptionally consistent, superior performance.  This year’s recipients are:

Nicole Benner, nutritionist; dietitian

Andy Erikson, engineering technician

Donna Herman, campus events worker

Derek Mauldin, sound and lighting technician

Rachel Shenk, assistant director of admissions for telecounseling and recruitment

Alisa Wacker, admissions assistant for international recruitment

The President’s Award is for notable employee action or accomplishment that is well beyond the scope of the employee’s regular day-to-day activities and assignments. This award went to:

Robin Lauermann, assistant dean of general education and common learning; professor of politics; director of academic advising 

We introduced the Intercultural Excellence Award this year to recognize an individual who provided leadership to fostering intercultural awareness and furthered support for diverse students and employees at Messiah. The inaugural award went to:

Bernardo Michael, professor of history

The Team Falcon Award is a means for the College to recognize a group or team that collaborated successfully on a significant project or initiative that advanced departmental or college-wide goals.

There were two teams recognized this year:

Into the City

  • Joanna Barnhouse                            Dwayne Keiffer
  • Abby Book                                            Jay McClym
  • Christy Hanson                                                   

Touching Base

  • Cindy Burger                                       Eleanor Muir
  • David Downey                                    Amy Nicols
  • Mallory Griest                                    Julie Price
  • Kris Hansen-Kieffer                        Amy Slody
  • Josiah Hatfield                                  Bryce Watkins
  • Paula Hoffman                                  Kevin Williams
  • Lynn Maynard                                   Doug Wood
  •  Caleb Miller                                       Rebecca Woodruff
  • Norma Miller

Please join us in congratulating these employees on their significant contributions to the College!

SSC closes for the summer

On Thurs., May 24 at 5 p.m., the Sollenberger Sports Center will close for the summer to allow for the completion of construction. Access to the Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science offices will be available via the stairs near the wrestling room. The Athletics team and coach offices have been relocated to ECC basement or to Boyer 422. We appreciate and thank you for the ongoing patience everyone has shown during the construction. The project will be completed for the start of the new academic year.

Last chance to Increase your impact with the payroll deduction program

Did you know that if each employee enrolled in payroll deduction would increase their giving by just $1 per paycheck, we would raise almost $4,000 in additional dollars to support Messiah College students? As we near the end of our fiscal year, we invite our payroll deduction participants to consider increasing your generous support, because $1 per paycheck adds up to make a difference. As an additional way of saying ‘thank you’, any employee who increases their giving by at least $1 per paycheck by May 22 will be entered into a prize drawing for a $25 Target gift card! Thank you, again, for committing to make a financial difference for all of our students. Visit www.messiah.edu/give to increase your gift today. If you have any questions, please contact Beth Clark, director of annual giving, at bclark@messiah.edu

CLASSIFIEDS:

Job opportunities:

Part-time summer teacher/tutor: Are you good at explaining concepts in basic algebra and science? Can you help a high school student complete homework assignment in these subjects over the summer? Do you like to tutor and be a role model to younger students? If so, this opportunity might be for you.

Role: Be a teacher/tutor for a 9th grade student. Drive the student to and from class at a local high-school. Tutor the student in the completion of homework and preparation for exams. Hang out and do a variety of non-academic activities together. Hours: 20 hours per week. June 1 – July 28. Please call 724-816-0308 for more details or email Michael Nagel at mnagel@messiah.edu.

The Division of Finance has an opening for a full time budget manager. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10867 Job-related questions may be directed to David Walker, vice president for finance and planning at dwalker@messiah.edu

The School of Graduate Programs has an opening for a full time graduate enrollment counselor. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10889 Job-related questions may be directed to Allan Mathew, director of graduate enrollment at amathew@messiah.edu

The Faculty Development department has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant to the Director of Faculty Development. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10909. Job-related questions may be directed to Rhonda Jacobsen at rjacobse@messiah.edu.

The President’s Office currently has an opening for the full time position of executive assistant to the President’s Office. A position description may be found at: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10922. If you are interested in applying for this position, please schedule an appointment to meet with Inger Blount, assistant director of human resources and manager of employment services. She can be reached at iblount@messiah.edu or at ext. 3941. Please make all inquiries by May 24.

The School of Graduate Studies has an opening for a full time records specialist.  For additional information and to apply, please see:  http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10894.  Job related questions may be directed to Allan Mathew at amathew@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Ranch home in Winding Hills for sale. Three bedroom, 2 bath detached 1,591 sq. ft. ranch home in Winding Hills for sale. Maple cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, 2 car garage, attic storage above garage, walking paths, community pool and more. List price $259,900. Purchase interest, call 717-484-9968. Renter interest will be entertained. Renters call Kim at 717.608.0953.

Camping trailer for sale. Coleman Fleetwood pop-up camping trailer for sale. In great shape. Asking $2500. For pictures or to come see it, email nhellgren@messiah.edu or anoble@messiah.edu

For rent:

Furnished 4 bedrooms, 2 baths home for rent in Camp Hill Borough available 6/1/17 through 7/31/18. No smoking, prefer no pets. Rent and utilities are negotiable. Contact vcilento@messiah.edu

Room for rent. One of five rooms available for rent in midtown Harrisburg area. 1520 N 2nd St., Harrisburg. Available early August. 20 minutes from Messiah. House is fully furnished (excluding bedroom) with furniture and kitchen supplies. Washer and dryer in house. On-street parking. Rent is $350, plus utilities split among tenants. Email rhaqq@messiah.edu or call/text 413-695-3256 for more details.

Miscellaneous:

Private Violin Lessons. Do you know a budding young violinist? Private violin lessons are important for further developing their musical skills, and summertime provides a great opportunity to invest in that development. My son, Daniel Hagenbuch, will be offering violin lessons to middle school and elementary students this summer at our home in Mechanicsburg. Daniel is a member of the Mechanicsburg Senior High School Orchestra, the Harrisburg Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the OMB Violin Trio, which he started (http://tinyurl.com/l5f9382). He also enjoys playing piano and composing music. Lessons will be 30 minutes in length, at reasonable rates. For more information, feel free to contact me: David Hagenbuch, dhagenbu@messiah.edu.

Wanted:

House/dog sitter. In search of a house/dog sitter July 19 – August. House is located in Etters, Pennsylvania. During your stay, we would need you to take care of our black lab, Doolin, as well as stay at the house in the evenings. Please contact Abby Love at alove@messiah.edu

OUTSIDE OPPORTUNITIES

Bowmansdale Church of God presents: 2017 VBS Christmas in July

Sun., July 9 – Thurs., July 13; 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Ages 3-12 To register online: Go to www.bowmansdalecog.org click on more options, click on activities, fill out the VBS registration form at the bottom of the screen, then mail it in or email it to the address on the website.  If you have further questions feel free to reach out to Annie Minicuci at aminicuci@messiah.edu. We hope to see you there

Memorial 5k run and 1 mile walk/run

The annual Sam Mizrahi 5k run and one mile walk/run will be held at Northern High School on Sun., May 21 at 1 p.m. This low key walk/run supports a scholarship for a graduating senior and a camp for kids with diabetes. Place winners receive Fitzgerald Pottery. There are also lots of door prizes. Contact Jennifer Fisler for more information (jfisler@messiah.edu).

Art and Craft Show.

Love supporting the creative arts? You’re invited to a juried show of unique handcrafted items at the 3rd annual MMA Art and Craft Show on Sat., May 20 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Mechanicsburg High School. The event features over 60 vendors, concessions and a chicken BBQ. Proceeds benefit the Mechanicsburg music programs. Photos of our vendors’ work are available at https://www.facebook.com/craftshow.mma/ For more information contact Susan Donat at sdonat@messiah.edu.

Huge Church Yard Sale.

Multi-family Yard Sale to benefit August 2017 short-term mission trip to Portugal with Teach Beyond will be held at Immanuel CMA, located at 800 S. Market St., Mechanicsburg, Sat., May 20, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Lawn furniture, fishing poles, household items, and much more! For more information contact Allyson Patton at apatton@messiah.edu.

 

 

May 11, 2017

May 11th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.

Philippians 2:13

 

NEWS:

Cindi Tomes, instructional designer, is now Cindi Kerns. Cindi was happily married to John Kerns on Sun., April 30. Greet her with a “Hello, Mrs. Kerns!” the next time you see her and you will likely get a big smile in return. Congratulations, Cindi and John!

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As we look to meet the future needs of the college, it is sometimes important to take a close look at how we structure our departments so they are better positioned to meet challenges. Over the past few months, we have been considering how to best structure our campus events leadership so that we can diversify how we manage the department. As a result, the following changes have been made in the leadership of the campus events department:

Scott Zeigler will move to the position of facility compliance/inventory control. He will be responsible for contracts as they relate to campus events (pest control, window washing, etc.). He will also be responsible for compliance in all three of the facility departments (maintenance, grounds and campus events). In that role, he will conduct regular compliance inspections, follow up with corrective actions, manage hazardous waste, universal waste, biohazard waste and trash/recycling.

George Blackburn has been promoted to the campus events manager. In his new role, he will be responsible for the overall daily operation and management of the campus events/laundry department. George will plan, organize and coordinate all of the campus events and laundry staff.

Jim Fackler has been promoted to the campus events assistant manager. In his new role, he will provide direction on the daylight shift central campus, campus events staff and provide management for the residence halls campus events staff.

Laura Price has been promoted to the campus events staff and event coordinator. In her new role, she will be responsible to work with human resources for interviewing and hiring for vacant positions in the department. Laura will also work closely with the Office of Conference and Event Services, be responsible to coordinate and organize the set-up and teardown of special events, and be responsible for classroom set-up and event support.

Theresa Day has been promoted to the campus events assistant manager for second and third shifts. She will be responsible for directing the second and third shift campus events cleaning schedules and event set-ups.

Dino Minoglio has been promoted to the second shift campus events supervisor. He will coordinate the campus events activities as they relate to cleaning and events that are held on the second shift.

Dwight Allshouse has been promoted to the third shift campus events supervisor. He will be responsible for supervising the third shift campus events staff and providing support to the cleaning of our central campus buildings.

Heidi Shultz has moved to the supervisor of campus events in the residence halls. She will be responsible for providing direction to the campus events residence hall staff. She will also coordinate and provide set-ups for events that are held in the residence halls and provide support in the summer months for the conference guest that stay in our student housing buildings.

Over the summer months, this leadership team will be working together to streamline processes and services in the department. If you have work that requires a staff member to complete for you, we request that you send in a work order or call ext. 6011. Please join me in congratulating these staff members as they begin their new roles. If you have, any questions please feel free to contact Brad Markley, director of facility services.

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Michael True, senior associate in the Career and Professional Development Center, presented a keynote on May 9 to the Penn State University Career Development Professionals Conference at University Park on the topic “Internships: The Current State in Higher Education, Trends, and Future Thoughts.” He also presented a two hour workshop at the Cooperative Education and Internship Association annual conference in April.

MESSIAH 411:

Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement information for employees

Undergraduate Commencement: Fri., May 12- Sat., May 13

Schedule and details

The 2017 Undergraduate Commencement weekend schedule of events for Fri., May 12, and Sat., May 13, is posted online at www.messiah.edu/UGcommencement. This year, this website will also provide a link to the College’s first live video stream of the Commencement ceremony. Members of the Community of Educators should have already received information from the Provost’s Office regarding their participation in Commencement weekend. Faculty, staff and administrators who are participating in the Commencement ceremony itself should have received an email memo regarding their role in the ceremony from the Commencement Committee.

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

Baccalaureate service/reception parking

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

Commencement day parking

Employee parking 

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

Guest parking

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

School of Graduate Studies Commencement, Fri., May 19, 7 p.m., Parmer Hall, High Center for Worship and Performing Arts

Schedule and details

  • This year, Messiah College is pleased to hold the inaugural Commencement Ceremony dedicated for graduates of the School of Graduate Studies. The schedule of events and details for the 2017 Graduate Studies Commencement celebration is posted online at messiah.edu/gradcommencement. This website will also provide a live video stream of the Commencement ceremony.
  • Members of the Graduate Studies faculty should have already received information from the Provost’s Office regarding their participation in Commencement. Faculty, staff and administrators who are participating in the Commencement ceremony itself will soon receive a memo regarding their role in the ceremony from the Commencement Committee.

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

Fiscal Year End 2017 – financial close checklist and calendar

Messiah College’s fiscal year 2017 (FY17) ends June 30. The attached end of fiscal year processing checklist and calendar are provided to support department efforts to record charges in the appropriate fiscal year. Departments are requested to begin review of FY17 financial activity now and submit journal voucher/transfer requests to accounting@messiah.edu. To further assist departments in processing end of year transactions and record keeping between FY2017 and FY2018, the Accounting Office is offering a fiscal year end information session onTues., May 16, 11 a.m. to noon, Larsen 237

Thank you! Questions regarding the fiscal year end close schedule can be emailed to accounting@messiah.edu.

Move-in day volunteers needed

The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs is in need of employee volunteers to serve during Move-in day 2017. Volunteers are needed in 3-hour time slots to help move new students into their residence halls on Friday, Aug. 25. You can choose a shift : 8 -11 a.m., 10a.m.-1p.m. or noon-3 p.m. You will also receive a boxed lunch and free t-shirt. Please know that lifting and walking stairs is required. If you are interested and available to serve in this capacity, please contact Sheryl Scaramuzzino at silp@messiah.edu with your availability for that day and t-shirt size by May 31. We look forward to serving with you and thank you in advance for your time and help!

Summer break P-Card reminder

Dear cardholders and approvers:

Please complete all P-Card allocations/approvals prior to leaving for summer break. If a purchase has not posted to your account prior to your last workday, please arrange with the P-Card administrator to have it allocated. If you do not work during the summer but typically approve transactions for someone who does, please arrange for a delegate to approve transactions during your absence over the summer. Direct any questions to Steph Sechrist at ext. 2211 or by email to: pcard@messiah.edu.

Thank you.

2017 Performance Award recipients announced    

The following employees received performance awards at the May 3 Recognition Reception. The citations for each can be viewed at http://www.messiah.edu/info/20733/employee_recognition.

The Pride in Performance Award is given to individuals in recognition of exceptionally consistent, superior performance.  This year’s recipients are:

Nicole Benner, nutritionist; dietitian

Andy Erikson, engineering technician

Donna Herman, campus events worker

Derek Mauldin, sound and lighting technician

Rachel Shenk, assistant director of admissions for telecounseling and recruitment

Alisa Wacker, admissions assistant for international recruitment

The President’s Award is for notable employee action or accomplishment that is well beyond the scope of the employee’s regular day-to-day activities and assignments. This award went to:

Robin Lauermann, assistant dean of general education and common learning; professor of politics; director of academic advising 

We introduced the Intercultural Excellence Award this year to recognize an individual who provided leadership to fostering intercultural awareness and furthered support for diverse students and employees at Messiah. The inaugural award went to:

Bernardo Michael, professor of history

The Team Falcon Award is a means for the College to recognize a group or team that collaborated successfully on a significant project or initiative that advanced departmental or college-wide goals.

There were two teams recognized this year:

Into the City

  • Joanna Barnhouse                            Dwayne Keiffer
  • Abby Book                                            Jay McClym
  • Christy Hanson                                                   

Touching Base

  • Cindy Burger                                       Eleanor Muir
  • David Downey                                     Amy Nicols
  • Mallory Griest                                     Julie Price
  • Kris Hansen-Kieffer                         Amy Slody
  • Josiah Hatfield                                   Bryce Watkins
  • Paula Hoffman                                   Kevin Williams
  • Lynn Maynard                                    Doug Wood
  •  Caleb Miller                                       Rebecca Woodruff
  • Norma Miller

 Please join us in congratulating these employees on their significant contributions to the College!

CLASSIFIEDS:

Job opportunities:

The Department of Marketing and Communications has an opening for a full-time graphic designer. For additional information and to apply, please see  http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10891. Job related questions may be directed to Nancy Soulliard at nsoulliard@messiah.edu.

The Department of Nursing has an opening for a part-time clinical liaison/placement coordinator. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10774. Job-related questions may be directed to Nancy Woods at nwoods@messiah.edu.

The Admissions Office has an opening for a full-time application processor. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10777. Job-related questions may be directed to Pamela Shook at pshook@messiah.edu.

The Department of Graduate Programs has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant to the Graduate Counseling Program. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10765. Job-related questions may be directed to Heather Barto at hbarto@messiah.edu.

The Division of Finance has an opening for a full-time budget manager. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10867 Job-related questions may be directed to David Walker, vice president for finance and planning at dwalker@messiah.edu.

Part-time summer teacher/tutor: Are you good at explaining concepts in basic algebra and science? Can you help a high school student complete homework assignment in these subjects over the summer? Do you like to tutor and be a role model to younger students? If so, this opportunity might be for you.

Role: Be a teacher/tutor for a 9th grade student. Drive the student to and from class at a local high-school. Tutor the student in the completion of homework and preparation for exams. Hang out and do a variety of non-academic activities together. Hours: 20 hours per week. June 1 – July 28. Please call 724-816-0308 for more details or email Michael Nagel at mnagel@messiah.edu.

For sale:

U-2 tickets available for Pittsburgh concert. Four tickets to see U2 and The Lumineers at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field on June 7 at 6:30 p.m. Seats are Section 512; Row M. $400 (face value plus fees) or best offer. Email earke@messiah.edu for more information.

Terra-cotta chiminea. Lightly used, 38″ chiminea. Great for a patio or backyard. Includes iron stand, chiminea and weather cover. $50 OBO. Contact shoffman@messiah.edu for pictures or more information.

New Women’s Adidas Running Shoe: Never worn, size 8.  $15.  https://www.dropbox.com/s/ovcyqq3cvrxmdh1/2017-05-09%2013.32.02.jpg?dl=0 2T girls clothing:  Mostly 2T, a few 18-24 months pieces.  Generally in very food used condition.  $80 or best offer.  Images: https://www.dropbox.com/s/z1fszmyew6pic7x/2017-05-09%2013.29.33.jpg?dl=0 Shoes: 6 pairs – runners, crocs, winter (sizes 6-8) – 2 swimsuits and size large reusable swim diaper – 9 long-sleeve shirts – 16 short-sleeved t-shirts – 4 tank tops – 11 dresses (summer and winter) – 5 sweaters – 9 pants – 8 shorts/capris – 3 skirts – 9 PJ sets (summer and winter) – Some socks, 1 pair of tights, and a package of 2T-3T pull ups included. Phil & Ted Traveler Crib: In like-new condition, black. $50 OBO Image: https://www.dropbox.com/s/19uiu4sz6xt58w4/2017-05-09%2013.34.05.jpg?dl=0 or read more about it here: https://philandteds.com/us/Products/Sleep/traveller#.WRICmVLMxE4 (it is the previous model to this one, but basically the same) Please contact nskulstad@messiah.edu

For rent:

Two and three bedroom apartment available Aug. 1. Students welcome. dfogelsa@messiah.edu or 717-623-0735.

Vacation Rental in Sarasota, Florida. Enjoy the fantastic golf course views from the screened lanai of this ground floor 2/2 1100 sq. ft. condo. Condo complex offers two heated swimming pools. Located amid the lush surroundings of The Meadows Golf and Country Club that features three golf courses, tennis courts and over 13 miles of walking trails. Close to the new University Town Center Mall, I-75, dining, shopping and the gulf coasts finest beaches. Contact Brad Markley for more information at ext. 3500 or bmarkley@messiah.edu.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS:

Memorial 5k run and 1 mile walk/run

The annual Sam Mizrahi 5k run and one mile walk/run will be held at Northern High School on Sun., May 21 at 1 p.m. This low key walk/run supports a scholarship for a graduating senior and a camp for kids with diabetes. Place winners receive Fitzgerald Pottery. There are also lots of door prizes. Contact Jennifer Fisler for more information (jfisler@messiah.edu).

 

 

 

 

May 4, 2017

May 4th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Philippians 4:13

NEWS

Last season’s Messiah College production of THE TENDER LAND (Copland) received 2nd Place (tie) in the American Prize Opera Production Competition. The production was produced by the Department of Theatre and Dance and directed by Dr. Damian Savarino (music and stage) and Dr. Timothy Dixon (conductor). Other institutions with placing productions were The University of Michigan (1st place), The University of South Dakota (2nd place tie) and SUNY Purchase (3rd place). A link to the announcement webpage can be found here.

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The Teacher Education Program and the Ernlest L. Boyer Center are pleased to announce 17-18 scholarship winners:

  • Phoebe Cook ’18, Grades PreK-4 – Ethel Brandt Bigham Education Award
  • Kelsey Bechtel ’18, Grades PreK-4/Special Education & ESL – Ernest L. Boyer Teacher Scholarship
  • Jennifer Sayre ’18, Grades PreK-4/Special Education – Suzanne Joy Johnson Endowed Scholarship
  • Robert Lyon ’18, Spanish with Teaching Certification and German with Teaching Certification – Terry L. Stoudnour Education Award.

The scholarships were awarded based on the students’ academic record, community service, leadership, and a written essay. Please congratulate these students on this accomplishment. The students will be honored at a reception in the fall.

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Congratulations to Bill Althoff, College Press and postal services production manager, who successfully achieved his USPS Mailpiece Design Professional certification. Bill is now certified to review designed publications intended for mailing and render judgments in regards to USPS standards. The course Bill completed included topics such as postal addressing standards, classes of mail and processing categories, barcode formats, reply mail, and designing for automation.

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Tim Knapp will resign his role as instructional designer on May 19. Tim helped lead our Office 365 roll out, providing support to offices considering a transition to the cloud, and training to the campus for specific applications. He was also deeply invested with students and faculty in their use of Ensemble and helped lead our current transition from Adobe Connect to Zoom. He accomplished all of this while at the same time providing instructional design leadership to the graduate and undergraduate faculty. Tim’s central mission has always been to implement emerging technologies in line with the College’s mission and support learning processes across the campus. He will be missed. Please take the opportunity between now and May 19 to wish him well.

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Cindi Tomes, instructional designer, is now Cindi Kerns. Cindi was happily married to John Kerns on Sun., April 30. Greet her with a “Hello Mrs. Kerns!” the next time you see her and you will likely get a big smile in return. Congratulations Cindi and John!

MESSIAH 411

Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement information for employees

Undergraduate Commencement: Fri., May 12- Sat., May 13

Schedule and details

The 2017 Undergraduate Commencement weekend schedule of events for Fri., May 12, and Sat., May 13, is posted online at www.messiah.edu/UGcommencement. This year, this website will also provide a link to the College’s first live video stream of the Commencement ceremony. Members of the Community of Educators should have already received information from the Provost’s Office regarding their participation in Commencement weekend. Faculty, staff and administrators who are participating in the Commencement ceremony itself should have received an email memo regarding their role in the ceremony from the Commencement Committee.

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

Baccalaureate service/reception parking

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

Commencement day parking

Employee parking 

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

Guest parking

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

School of Graduate Studies Commencement, Fri., May 19, 7 p.m., Parmer Hall, High Center for Worship and Performing Arts

Schedule and details

  • This year, Messiah College is pleased to hold the inaugural Commencement Ceremony dedicated for graduates of the School of Graduate Studies. The schedule of events and details for the 2017 Graduate Studies Commencement celebration is posted online at messiah.edu/gradcommencement. This website will also provide a live video stream of the Commencement ceremony.
  • Members of the Graduate Studies faculty should have already received information from the Provost’s Office regarding their participation in Commencement. Faculty, staff and administrators who are participating in the Commencement ceremony itself will soon receive a memo regarding their role in the ceremony from the Commencement Committee.

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

Important update to Benefit Series: location change

Please note that we have changed the location for two services in the Benefits Series. The retirement plan sessions on May 18 at 7 p.m. and May 19 at 10 a.m. will be in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110) instead of Parmer Cinema. Please see the attachment for an updates flier.

College Ministries planning day

College Ministries will be closed on Thurs., May 11 for a staff planning day. We will be happy to respond to emails or calls upon our return on Fri., May 12. Thank you for your understanding!

Leadercast Simulcast May 5

Messiah College Graduate Program in Business and Leadership is partnering with Suasion LLC to host a live simulcast of the nationally renowned Leadercast event on May 5 at Central Penn College. We would like to offer any Messiah College graduate student, faculty or staff member who is interested in attending this event a discounted group rate of $85 for the Simulcast or $93.75 for the simulcast and the post event at Messiah. If you are interested in this group rate, please contact Tina Keul (tkeul@messiah.edu). Last year’s event was named by Inc. Magazine as “One of the Top 14 Conferences for Entrepreneurs to Attend in 2016″. Leadercast provides participants with the opportunity to be inspired and equipped by a number of widely successful speakers and authors on leadership principles. This year’s simulcast, themed Powered by Purpose features Daniel Pink, Henry Cloud, Suzy Welch, Andy Stanley, Molly Fletcher, Jess Ekstrom, Jim McKelvey, Donald Miller and Tyler Perry. Registrants are also invited to join the Graduate Program in Business and Leadership and Suasion for a follow up event on campus, “Leadership Per Suasion,” on May 18 in Martin Commons from 8-10 a.m., for a panel discussion of area business leaders responding to questions and sharing personal leadership experience. For more event details, speaker profiles, or to register, visit leadercast.suasion.us.

Senior class invites you to dine at Baker’s

We, the Class of 2017, invite you to join us on Mon., May 8 at Baker’s. A portion of the day’s proceeds will go towards our goal of fundraising $6,000 by Commencement. Our class is donating a new falcon mascot suit to the College. We know the current one is old, smelly and underutilized. We believe it’s important to show our school pride branding it with the Falcon! Join us in dining at Baker’s. Make breakfast, lunch or dinner a selfless act. A big thank you in advance!

P-Card update

In order to provide a more seamless coordination of purchasing services, administration of the P-Card program will move to Procurement Services beginning May 1. Stephanie Sechrist will assume the role of P-Card administrator. Please continue to use the dedicated P-Card email, pcard@messiah.edu and telephone extension, ext. 2211, so we can respond to your P-Card needs in the most time effective manner. Tracy Thomas will continue in her position as administrative assistant to the vice president for finance and planning, David Walker.

Important reminder to faculty

Learning Technology Services would like to remind the faculty that it’s not too early to begin planning ahead. The 2017 fall semester work submission deadlines have been set. Please coordinate your needs for your courses with the deadline dates located at on the ITS blog at the following link: http://blogs.messiah.edu/its/archives/7810

Procedure review: Messiah faculty are notified of the semester work submission deadlines by Diane Hunsinger approximately 4-6 weeks before the materials are due. This allows ample time to obtain copyright clearance for course materials (if necessary) and production of your coursepack at College Press. Faculty must complete the online course materials form located on the ITS blog at this link: http://www.messiah.edu/forms/form/331/en/use_of_copyrighted_course_materials

The online form allows you to enter/attach your copyright clearance requests, automatically creates the work requisition, and allows you to attach a PDF file of your coursepack or lab manual. It is imperative that faculty who plan to sell a coursepack/lab manual to students notify Aleisha Wildon, course materials manager, Campus Store and Textbook Express. VERY IMPORTANT: Following the deadlines allows ample time for production, ensures our students have a positive experience when purchasing and receiving their course materials, and the instructor has the assurance that their coursepack is available for students to purchase before classes begin. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Diane Hunsinger at ext. 3895.

Summer Academic Camps for High School Students

Do you have a rising 9th-12th grader who will be sitting at home, twiddling their thumbs, the week after school lets out? Send them to a summer academic camp sponsored by the School of Business, Education and Social Sciences June 25-29. We will be offering Biz Academy, Know the FACS Camp, Sustainability Camp, Teach U, and Psychology Camp. Give your student a week that will not only be fun, but may help shape their future by showing them the varied directions a college education in these majors would take them. Messiah employees receive a 5% discount! To learn more visit messiah.edu/camps or contact Val Drobel at ext. 5068

 

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Job opportunities

The Department of Nursing has an opening for a part-time clinical liaison/placement coordinator. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10774 Job-related questions may be directed to Nancy Woods at nwoods@messiah.edu.

The Admissions Office has an opening for a full-time application processor. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10777. Job-related questions may be directed to Pamela Shook at pshook@messiah.edu.

The Department of Graduate Programs has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant to the Graduate Counseling Program. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10765. Job-related questions may be directed to Heather Barto at hbarto@messiah.edu.

The Office of Financial Operations is accepting applications for the position of Falcon Exchange representative. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10254. Job-related questions may be directed to Lora Harper, manager of financial services, Falcon Exchange, at lharper@messiah.edu.

For sale

2009 Honda Fit Sport in very good condition. Manual transmission. Tires only one year old. 115,000 miles. One owner. No accidents and clean title. Asking $6,500. (Available as of 5/13). Contact Christine Robinson at crobinson@messiah.edu.

U-2 tickets available for Pittsburgh concert. Four tickets to see U2 and The Lumineers at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field on June 7 at 6:30 p.m. Seats are Section 512; Row M. $400 (face value plus fees) or best offer. Email earke@messiah.edu for more information.

House for Sale – Open House this weekend: Fri., May 5 and Sat., May 6. Only six miles from campus! If you are interested or know someone who might be interested, come by and check it out. For additional information please contact Colleen at jones@messiah.edu or see the attached flier.

Dining room furniture for sale. Wood dining table and china cabinet with light. Walnut finish. Eight chairs, two leaves. Asking $600. For pictures or more info, contact anoble@messiah.edu or nhellgren@messiah.edu.

For rent

Two and three bedroom apartment available Aug. 1. Students welcome. dfogelsa@messiah.edu or 717-623-0735.

Vacation Rental in Sarasota, Florida. Enjoy the fantastic golf course views from the screened lanai of this ground floor 2/2 1100 sq. ft. condo. Condo complex offers two heated swimming pools. Located amid the lush surroundings of The Meadows Golf and Country Club that features three golf courses, tennis courts and over 13 miles of walking trails. Close to the new University Town Center Mall, I-75, dining, shopping and the gulf coasts finest beaches. Contact Brad Markley for more information at ext. 3500 or bmarkley@messiah.edu.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Bowmansdale Church of God presents: 2017 VBS Christmas in July

Sun., July 9 – Thurs., July 13; 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Ages 3-12 To register online: Go to www.bowmansdalecog.org click on more options, click on activities, fill out the VBS registration form at the bottom of the screen, then mail it in or email it to the address on the website.  If you have further questions feel free to reach out to Annie Minicuci at aminicuci@messiah.edu. We hope to see you there!

Designer purse bingo

The Mechanicsburg Music Alliance, a local nonprofit organization supporting the extracurricular music programs of the Mechanicsburg Area School District, is hosting a designer purse bingo on Sat., May 6. Please see attached flyer for details. Contact Susan Donat at sdonat@messiah.edu for tickets.

 

 

April 27, 2017

April 27th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

Psalm 91:2

NEWS

Beth Transue ’93, librarian/instruction coordinator, delivered a presentation about China titled “Armchair Travel: Heading East: A Traveler’s Perspective on China” at the Simpson Public Library, Cumberland County Library System, on April 19. She shared her experiences from the 2016 cross-cultural course to China and her 2-week solo trip to Beijing in 2014. She discussed visiting the Forbidden City, Great Wall, Summer Palace, hutongs, Hangzhou, Shanghai, and her perspectives on daily travel within China.

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Last season’s Messiah College production of THE TENDER LAND (Copland) received 2nd Place (tie) in the American Prize Opera Production Competition. The production was produced by the Department of Theatre and Dance and directed by Dr. Damian Savarino (music and stage) and Dr. Timothy Dixon (conductor). Other institutions with placing productions were The University of Michigan (1st Place), The University of South Dakota (2nd Place tie) and SUNY Purchase (3rd Place). A link to the announcement webpage can be found here: http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2017/04/opera-production-winners-runners-up.html

Since 2014, the opera productions at Messiah College have received several national awards. The National Opera Association awarded 1st Place to our production of Menotti’s THE MEDIUM in 2014, as well as another 2nd Place tie to the TENDER LAND production in 2016. Information for the NOA Opera Production Competition can be found here: http://www.noa.org/competitions/opera-production/2015-2016-winners.html Please join the Department of Theatre and Dance and the Department of Music in congratulating all who were involved in this most recent production!

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Dr. Eric Rawson, professor of exercise science and chair of the Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science, will be an invited guest and speaker at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Consensus Meeting on Dietary Supplements in Lausanne, Switzerland May 3-5. Rawson will present research and provide input into the development of an IOC Expert Statement on dietary supplements.

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Need a print project for fall?

As we near the end of the academic year, we ask that you think about the promotional pieces you will need before classes start in the fall. Most projects initiated within the Office of Marketing and Communications reach an off campus audience of 200 or more recipients, and include things like postcards, newsletters, self-mailers and event invitations. In addition, but not limited to, OMC designs billboards, on-campus marquees and site marketing, all seen by prospective students. A minimum of five weeks is requested from the time initial content is submitted to OMC. To begin your marketing projects, please fill out our electronic project initiation request form at www.messiah.edu/projectinitiation.

Mennonite Central Committee and Sustainability partnership

Do you have unused or unwanted items in your house you’ve been meaning to donate?!? Bring them to campus to donate them to Mennonite Central Committee May 4 – 13. Find one of the four trailers on campus near the residence halls, which will be opened from 10 a.m. – 7p.m. during finals and move out week. Please do not bring items to the Office of Sustainability. To help reduce the amount of waste generated on campus during the week of move out, the Office of Sustainability and Residence Life partnered with MCC to recover all those resources that are otherwise trashed. Items collected include: clothing (wearable and unwearable); household items (small appliances, kitchen utensils, etc.); cardboard, books, paper, magazines; shoes; electronics; unopened food; unopened hygiene products; and more! All donations will benefit MCC’s development, relief, and missions work around the world. Questions can be directed to sustainability@messiah.edu or by calling ext. 4785.

School of Science, Engineering and Health Symposium

The 14th Annual Symposium of the School of Science, Engineering and Health will be held on Friday, April 28 in Frey, Jordan and Kline academic buildings. More than 150 students from within the school will participate in oral and poster presentations in sessions that are scheduled throughout the day. A detailed schedule and program is available on the Symposium website: http://www.messiah.edu/seh/symposium.

Celebrate the work, creativity and innovation reflected in the rich and diverse variety of oral and poster presentations. Many presentations will describe basic or applied research projects and represent the culmination of months (or years) of effort by graduating seniors. A number of presentations will highlight how talents and resources are being used to address needs in the developing world. Plan to join us to celebrate the accomplishments of the students!

The Department of Education hosts Erika Hufford’s student honors presentation

On Thursday, April 27, Erika Hufford will present her research entitled, “Hierarchy of Skills for Effective Math Intervention.” Hufford’s project focuses on how curriculum, instruction and assessment are connected for students who struggle with math concepts. She conducted a two-part project during the course of this past year. First, she researched and determined a hierarchy of math skills that students should have mastered by the end of third grade. Second, she designed interventions to align with each of the desired skills that could be implemented for struggling students. The presentation will be held in Boyer 432, from 4:30-5:30 pm. There will be refreshments!

Class of 2016 post-grad employment report now available

The Career and Professional Development Center is pleased to provide you with the newly released First Destination survey report for the Class of 2016 http://www.messiah.edu/info/21119/career_outcomes). This report highlights employment and graduate school outcomes from our most recent graduating class. It’s important to note that this report focuses on destinations of alumni specifically within the first 6-9 months after graduation. To see more longitudinal data related to career outcomes, I invite you to visit the Messiah College page on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/school/19549/alumni).

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Class of 2017 survey is now live and available to current seniors (https://messiah.joinhandshake.com/first_destination_surveys/329). Please encourage your students who have confirmed their plans to respond. If you have questions on information included in the attached report, please feel free to contact the coordinator of this survey, Abby Book, abook@messiah.edu.

Hersheypark discount tickets for Messiah College

The Messiah College Community Discount Program is excited to announce that we will have a representative from Hersheypark on campus to offer an exclusive deal on tickets good for summer 2017! Stop by the table outside of the Falcon on Wednesday, May 3 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and get up to a 40% savings on tickets. Credit card only, please.

  • Regular ticket (ages 9-54) gate rate: $65.80; Messiah rate: $39.50
  • Junior/senior ticket (ages 3-8 & 55-69) gate rate: $42.80; Messiah rate: $30.50

This exclusive discount is available to Messiah College employees, students and family members. The tickets may be used on any one public operating day during the 2017 summer season.

Leadercast Simulcast May 5

Messiah College Graduate Program in Business and Leadership is partnering with Suasion LLC to host a live simulcast of the nationally renowned Leadercast event on May 5 at Central Penn College. We would like to offer any Messiah College graduate student, faculty or staff member who is interested in attending this event a discounted group rate of $85 for the Simulcast or $93.75 for the simulcast and the post event at Messiah. If you are interested in this group rate, please contact Tina Keul (tkeul@messiah.edu). Last year’s event was named by Inc. Magazine as “One of the Top 14 Conferences for Entrepreneurs to Attend in 2016″. Leadercast provides participants with the opportunity to be inspired and equipped by a number of widely successful speakers and authors on leadership principles. This year’s simulcast, themed Powered by Purpose features Daniel Pink, Henry Cloud, Suzy Welch, Andy Stanley, Molly Fletcher, Jess Ekstrom, Jim McKelvey, Donald Miller and Tyler Perry. Registrants are also invited to join the Graduate Program in Business and Leadership and Suasion for a follow up event on campus, “Leadership Per Suasion,” on May 18 in Martin Commons from 8-10 a.m., for a panel discussion of area business leaders responding to questions and sharing personal leadership experience. For more event details, speaker profiles, or to register, visit leadercast.suasion.us.

Oakes Museum leadership transition

With the retirement of Ken Mark this month after 16 years of leadership as director of the Oakes Museum of Natural History, Angela Hare, SSEH dean, is pleased to announce that Helena Cicero, current Oakes educational coordinator, has agreed to serve as interim museum director through the 2017-18 academic year. Beth Erikson, current Curator Club coordinator, will serve as museum coordinator for the interim year, and Sara Donovall, current museum docent, will be visit facilitator. This is a strong leadership team of individuals who are highly committed to the Museum’s mission and who bring years of experience to their roles. Join their dean in extending congratulations!

Senior class invites you to dine at Baker’s

We, the Class of 2017, invite you to join us on Monday, May 8 at Baker’s. A portion of the day’s proceeds will go towards our goal of fundraising $6,000 by Commencement. Our class is donating a new falcon mascot suit to the College. We know the current one is old, smelly and underutilized. We believe it’s important to show our school pride branding it with the Falcon! Join us in dining at Baker’s. Make breakfast, lunch or dinner a selfless act. A big thank you in advance!

Fiscal Year End 2017 – financial close checklist and calendar

Messiah College’s fiscal year 2017 (FY17) ends June 30. The attached end of fiscal year processing checklist and calendar are provided to support department efforts to record charges in the appropriate fiscal year. Departments are requested to begin review of FY17 financial activity now and submit journal voucher/transfer requests to accounting@messiah.edu. To further assist departments in processing end of year transactions and record keeping between FY2017 and FY2018, the Accounting Office is offering two fiscal year end information sessions:

– Monday, May 1, 11 a.m. to noon, Larsen 237

– Tuesday, May 16, 11a.m. to noon, Larsen 237

Thank you! Questions regarding the fiscal year end close schedule can be emailed to accounting@messiah.edu.

How did we determine whom to recognize at the reception next Wed., May 3?

Please join us on Wed., May 3 as we gather to celebrate the commitment of those employees who have reached significant service milestones. We thought it might be helpful to share how we determine who has reached service milestones, as we have not included this information recently in the Intercom.

Employees who meet the following criteria are recognized:

  • Full-time and part-time employees
  • Employees who will reach a significant service year milestone (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, etc.) on or before Sept. 15 of that year.
    • Employees who are re-hired by the College will be credited with service years earned prior to an approved break in service.
    • Temporary or occasional assignments are not considered when calculating service years.

This year’s Employee Recognition Reception will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. in Brubaker Auditorium. We will have a time of refreshments and fellowship until 10:20 a.m., accompanied by The Grantham Brass Project. Conveying of awards will follow. The list of employees to be honored can be viewed here. In addition to recognizing service milestones, we will also be announcing the recipients of the Pride in Performance, the President’s Awards, and the Team Falcon Award. We will also hear from the United Voices of Praise. We hope to see you there! Please contact Kathy Castonguay, human resources and compliance, with any questions.

Last chance for employee giving prizes!

Colleagues, let’s join together and commit to making a financial difference for our students. If you missed your opportunity to participate in our first ever Giving Day in February, there’s still time for you to get involved (and win some prizes!) Whether you can give $1 or $100 per paycheck to the Messiah Fund, your gift makes a difference! It doesn’t take a lot to make a big impact on the amount of scholarship aid that is available to our students. We are pleased to announce that Carol Wickey and Lora Harper are the winners of our grand prize, the reserved parking space, for the 17-18 academic year! All employees enrolled in payroll deduction by May 3 will be eligible for another prize drawing — two winners will each receive a $25 Target gift card. Enroll online at www.messiah.edu/give to be eligible for this prize, and remember to join us to make a difference in the lives of our students!

Retirement reception

Please join us for a retirement reception in honor of Kathy Hettinga, professor of art, on Mon., May 1. Stop by the Steinbrecher Hospitality Atrium (upper level of High Center, creekside) any time from noon-2  p.m. to congratulate Kathy on her many contributions to the Messiah College community through her years of service and teaching.

P-Card update

In order to provide a more seamless coordination of purchasing services, administration of the P-Card program will move to Procurement Services beginning May 1. Stephanie Sechrist will assume the role of P-Card administrator. Please continue to use the dedicated P-Card email, pcard@messiah.edu and telephone extension, ext. 2211, so we can respond to your P-Card needs in the most time effective manner. Tracy Thomas will continue in her position as administrative assistant to the vice president for finance and planning, David Walker.

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Job opportunities

The Division of Student Affairs has an opening for a full-time counselor. For additional information and to apply, please see: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10574 Job-related questions may be directed to Eleanor Muir at emuir@messiah.edu.

The ITS Department has an opening for a full-time ITS security analyst. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10613 Job-related questions may be directed to Bill Strausbaugh at strausba@messiah.edu.

For sale

2009 Honda Fit Sport in very good condition. Manual transmission. Tires only one year old. 115,000 miles. One owner. No accidents and clean title. Asking $6,500. (Available as of 5/13). Contact Christine Robinson at crobinson@messiah.edu

Boys red Diamondback “Octane” 24″ bike. Like new, only used a few times. 21 speed Shimano shifters Asking $90. Call Bill at ext. 3904 or balthoff@messiah.edu.

For rent

Efficiency/small apartment for rent wanted. New professor in the music department seeking an apartment for rent for the 2017-18 year at Messiah. Apartment needed by mid-August. Single bedroom needed. Please contact Travis at 724-699-8535.

 

 

 

April 20, 2017

April 20th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

Roman 8:18

NEWS

Dr. Tiffani Worthy, instructor in the graduate program in business and leadership, was a recently recognized honoree in the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the top 40 under 40. The 40 under 40 program aims to identify and recognize current and future leaders in various industries and in the community (Philadelphia Business Journal). The Business Journal received over 400 nominations this year, setting a new record. In addition to teaching at Messiah College, Worthy is actively engaged in leading her non-profit All Things Are Possible (ATAP) Foundation, as well as serving as an executive in training and development for one of the largest family-owned businesses in the nation. More information about Worthy’s background can be found at the following link: http://www.messiah.edu/info/21304/faculty

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The Teaching and Learning Initiative is pleased to announce that Cynthia Wells will be continuing on as a teaching and learning fellow for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years. Wells is associate professor of higher education and director of The Ernest L. Boyer Center at Messiah College. Her graduate level teaching has focused on the history and philosophy of higher education, equity issues and curriculum. She has also taught undergraduate courses within the general education curriculum. Her range of teaching experiences and research interests will continue to be an asset in her role as teaching and learning fellow. Wells will continue working with Amy Ginck and Jennifer Fisler to support excellent teaching at Messiah College.

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Key Services reminder

This is a reminder from Key Servicesthat any keys you hold and no longer need should be returned to Key Services in the Lenhert Maintenance building before the end of the spring semester so they can be removed from your name/responsibility. The Lenhert front office is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Also, if you are a supervisor to students in work study positions, internships, etc., please remind your students that their keys need to be returned prior to their departure for summer (no later than May 12). It is the supervisor’s responsibility to ensure the students turn in their keys before leaving campus. Failure to do so will result in the department being charged the associated fines. Any keys, regardless of whether they are held by employees or students, are subject to a minimum $75 fee per key if they are not returned and/or lost. Please contact Jen Peachey in Key Services at ext. 7372 or keyservices@messiah.edu if you have questions about keys. Thank you for your cooperation.

Messiah College Night at the Senators!

Join Messiah College staff and families for a fun night out at a Harrisburg Senators game on June 10! Box seat tickets are discounted at $7 per ticket. Messiah College’s group, Seven, will perform from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Game time: 6 p.m. Please see the attached flyer for additional information and instructions on how to purchase your discounted tickets.

Physics demo show

The Messiah College Physics Club invites you to a fun and interactive demo show on Friday, April 21 at 6 p.m. in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110). Demos will include fire and lasers, dancing to music, glowing liquids, lightning bolts and more! Bring your friends, kids, grandkids and grandparents! Everyone is welcome!

Join us May 3 at the Employee Recognition Reception

Please join us on Wed., May 3, as we gather to celebrate the commitment of those employees who have reached significant service milestones. This year’s Employee Recognition Reception will be held from 10- 11:30 a.m. in Brubaker Auditorium. We will have a time of refreshments and fellowship until 10:20 a.m., accompanied by The Grantham Brass Project. Conveying of awards will follow. The list of employees to be honored can be viewed here. In addition to recognizing service milestones, we will also be announcing the recipients of the Pride in Performance, the Presidential Awards, and the Team Falcon Award. We will also hear from the United Voices of Praise. We hope to see you there!

Wellness DayWe hope you will plan now to participate in Wellness Day events on Thurs., April 27. There will be events happening outside of Lottie from 2-6 p.m., including 9-square in the air, a GaGa ball pit, Spikeball, Pilates, POUND, and music by a Messiah Guitar Ensemble beginning at 4:45 p.m. Indoors, from 2-5 p.m., will be our Wellness Fair in Brubaker featuring valuable health information as well as numerous health screenings. Everything is free. Attendees will also qualify for our prize drawings!

Benefit series in partnership with Capital View Wealth Management

The Office of Human Resources and Compliance is conducting a Benefits Series in partnership with Capital View Wealth Management. This series will run from April to June and will address different topics related to benefits at Messiah College. You are invited to come and learn more about tuition assistance, the retirement plan, family medical leave and short term disability. You are welcome to attend one or all topics. For more information, please see the attached flyer.

In addition, if you would like to learn more about The Standard retirement plan fees, here is a helpful video and brochure.

School of Science, Engineering and Health Symposium

The 14th Annual Symposium of the School of Science, Engineering and Health will be held on Friday, April 28 in Frey, Jordan and Kline academic buildings. More than 150 students from within the school will participate in oral and poster presentations in sessions that are scheduled throughout the day. A detailed schedule and program is available on the Symposium website: http://www.messiah.edu/seh/symposium.

Celebrate the work, creativity and innovation reflected in the rich and diverse variety of oral and poster presentations. Many presentations will describe basic or applied research projects and represent the culmination of months (or years) of effort by graduating seniors. A number of presentations will highlight how talents and resources are being used to address needs in the developing world. Plan to join us to celebrate the accomplishments of the students!

School of the Humanities summer academic camps

This summer, the School of the Humanities will hold three academic camps. New this year is FaithWorks@MessiahCollege, which is a unique summer experience connecting faith and service. This camp will be held on July 16 – July 22 and is open to high school students. Their website is http://www.messiah.edu/info/22711/faithworks.

The Young Filmmakers Workshop was a huge success last year and we only have five more openings for this year! The dates are June 25-29. 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 the website http://www.messiah.edu/filmmakersworkshop.

For the sixth year, we will have the Young Writers Workshop. This workshop will be held July 16- 20 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 the websites and apply now!

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Job opportunities

The Office of Financial Operations is accepting applications for the position of Falcon Exchange representative. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10254. Job-related questions may be directed to Lora Harper, manager of financial services, Falcon Exchange, at lharper@messiah.edu.

The Division of Student Affairs has an opening for a full-time counselor. For additional information and to apply, please see: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10574 Job-related questions may be directed to Eleanor Muir at emuir@messiah.edu.

The ITS Department has an opening for a full-time ITS security analyst. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10613 Job-related questions may be directed to Bill Strausbaugh at strausba@messiah.edu.

For sale

Dining room furniture for sale. Beautiful Queen Anne cherry dining room table (with 2 leaves) and 8 chairs for $1200. Striking Ethan Allen cherry curio with glass shelves and light for $500. Email lbrantner@messiah.edu if interested and to request pictures.

Moving sale! We’re moving! Multi-family yard sale Sat., April 22, 8 a.m. -1p.m. (rain date April 29). 115 Slover Rd., Mechanicsburg. Includes silver, china, furniture (piano, couches, dressers, dining table/chairs), antiques (rocker, sewing machines, buttons, lace), games, housewares. Descriptions with photos at http://tiny.cc/115slover. Email me with questions or requests for early purchase. Gene Chase, chase@messiah.edu

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

VISTA at Messiah College

Urban early childhood education and community engagement with a purpose! Work to develop parent connections and programs with the intention of improving students’ academic achievement. 

The purpose of this project is to improve early childhood school readiness by building the capacity of community partners to deliver educational programs that effectively reach parents and caregivers. During a three-year period, this project will resource and equip parents with the knowledge and skills needed to support their student’s academic efforts through the establishment of an early childhood education program and curriculum for school readiness. Research demonstrates that as barriers to school readiness are broken down, the likelihood increases for students to escape poverty through improved academic achievement, which better positions students on a pathway to higher education.

This project will build the capacity of community organizations (e.g. Salvation Army) to effectively reach parents and caregivers of K-4 children at Downey Elementary School, located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In 2016-2017 Downey served 405 K-4 students, of which 99.5 percent were from economically, disadvantaged families. By directing educational programming to parents and caregivers, new opportunities will be created for parents to meet around shared values (e.g. improving opportunities for their children to succeed). When these shared values are celebrated, and access to new knowledge and resources are created it can inspire and empower parents to work together, which can result in a collective social power that forms bonds within the community, changing the climate around the school. 

What will the VISTA do?

The VISTA will familiarize themselves with the community and community partners to gain a better understanding of the current landscape of parental engagement. Following this, the VISTA will meet with the Parent Organization to access community needs and to continue identifying parental needs that are connected to the child’s academic achievement in order to develop the appropriate parental programming.

The VISTA will work with community partners, the Salvation Army, and Messiah College to deliver a series of school readiness workshops for Downey parents during the fall of 2017 and begin developing an orientation program for the 2018 school year. The VISTA will continue to create a plan for the sustainability of the programming by developing the framework for future workshops/orientation programs and preparing parent leaders and community partners to assume programming responsibilities.

Finally, the VISTA will celebrate shared values among parents to improve student achievement and inspire parents to become more involved in the school readiness of their children.

Housing is provided along with a small meal allowance.

Contact Donald A. Murk – dmurk@messiah.edu or 717-796-5076 or log onto https://my.americorps.gov