October 22

October 22nd, 2020 by INTERCOM

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33

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Submit your video today!

Murray Library invites all students, faculty, and staff to create and submit a short video (5 minutes or less) to be included in Covid Chronicles @Messiah, in Mosaic (our institutional repository).  Please create a video response to the question “What have you learned about life and yourself during this time?  Have your priorities, perspectives, and values changed in any way?”

All entries will receive a free Café Diem drink and be included in a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card.  Please enter your submission using this form: https://forms.gle/fPkrzc3LmnxXe8sB7 by October 25.

After COVID-19, what is the future of international travel?

This afternoon (Thursday. Oct. 22) the Honors Programs hosts 3 panelists who will respond to the question “After COVID-19, what is the future of international travel?” Panelists are: Katie Rousopoulos, director of off-campus programs at Messiah University; Jeff Boyd (‘97), owner of Untamed Path Adventures; and Mike LaGrand, director of alliance analytics and pacific planning at United Airlines. After their virtual conversation, panelists will respond to questions. Thursday, Oct. 22, 4:30 p.m. https://messiah.zoom.us/j/94726037001.

Open Door Days via Zoom – Save the Date

President Phipps will host a series of Open “Door” Zoom sessions to continue her practice of meeting individually with students, faculty and staff regarding topics that are important to them.

Admin/Staff Open “Door” Zoom
Friday, Oct. 30
noon – 3 p.m.

Student Open “Door” Zoom
Wednesday, Nov. 4
2 – 5 p.m.

Faculty Open “Door” Zoom
Friday, Nov. 6
noon – 3 p.m.

The Zoom link for each day will be sent via mass email to the appropriate audience prior to the session. Upon arrival, guests will be placed in a waiting room until Pres. Phipps is ready to begin. Please note that the Open “Door” Zoom sessions will still be administered on a first-come, first-served basis in fifteen-minute intervals. In order to keep things moving smoothly, please ensure that your microphone and/or webcam are working prior to logging on. Thank you in advance for your patience as we try a new way to honor this long-standing tradition! Reach out to Karin Bisbee, kbisbee@messiah.edu, with questions.

The Birds” opens Thursday Oct. 29

Ready for some laughs? Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present Aristophanes’ classic Greek comedy “The Birds,” which premieres Thursday Oct. 29 and runs throughout the week to Tuesday Nov. 3. Performances will be free and available for viewing on the Messiah Livestream!

“The Birds”
Written by Aristophanes
Directed by Ed Cohn

Written by Aristophanes, “The Birds” is a comedy looking at demagogues and their rise to power. The story follows Pisthetaerus and Euelpides, two Athenians who set out in search of a better life. Eschewing the city life they’ve known— which is crowded, noisy, and full of annoying pests such as poets, lawyers, philosophers, and tax collectors— they seek out Epops, King of the Birds, who might advise them of the ideal place to settle. However, seeing the life of the birds, the two decide to convince Epops and the rest of the birds to build a Utopian city in the sky called Cloud Cuckoo Land!

Performances are Oct. 29-31 & Nov. 2-3 @ 8pm, and Nov. 1 @ 3pm

For access to this live streamed event, just visit us online at www.messiah.edu/SOTAlivestream to step into the theatre and enjoy the show. You can also follow us on social media to get more behind the scenes information on our cast and the production!

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Job opportunities

The Office of Human Resources and Compliance has an opening for a part-time human resources administrative assistant. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17897. For job-related questions, please contact Inger Blount, director of human resources at iblount@messiah.edu.

The office of faculty development has an opening for the position of assistant director of faculty development for teaching and learning, beginning with fall 2021. Serving within an integrated office of faculty development, the assistant director is loaded at 6LU per academic year with 2 weeks summer stipend and provides leadership for programming that supports university priorities in teaching. This includes overseeing the Teaching and Learning Fellows program, coordinating Teaching Tuesdays and Professional Learning Communities, and organizing the peer mentoring program for new faculty. The assistant director also works closely with the director of faculty development to plan and implement initiatives that advance the mission of the office of faculty development, including delivering new educator and new faculty orientation programs.

Applicants should: demonstrate a strong commitment to the mission and identity of Messiah University; exemplify excellence in teaching, including commitments to connecting Christian faith and learning and inclusive excellence; exhibit capacity to effectively use educational technology in teaching; display the ability to collaborate well with others; and maintain confidentiality with personnel matters.

Qualifications:
• Minimum education required: Doctorate
• Experience required: 5 years of teaching in higher education
• Status: ranked faculty appointment

To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae along with a letter explaining your interest and fit for the position. Letters of interest and position-related questions should be directed to Dr. Cynthia A. Wells, director of faculty development (cwells@messiah.edu). Priority application deadline is Nov. 13; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For sale

Grantham Townhome. Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom townhouse nestled in Grantham, Mechanicsburg School District. Covered front entry welcomes you into this home that has been well maintained and tastefully decorated. Wood floors throughout the first and second floors. There are large, bright windows throughout the home providing lots of natural light. Cozy living room is the perfect place to unwind. The eat-in kitchen provides plenty of cabinet space and Center Island. Deck, with recently replaced boards, is just off the kitchen offering a great spot to dine outdoors, watch wildlife and enjoy the spectacular view of woods and Yellow Breeches Creek! The 2nd floor provides 3 spacious bedrooms, including a master suite with walk-in closet and master bath. There is a convenient laundry area in the 2nd floor hallway. The lower level is fully finished with large windows, lots of storage, office area, and family room space that could be used as a 4th bedroom, playroom or virtual school room! Walk out access to the backyard from the lower level. Low monthly HOA fee which includes trash and lawn care. Very close to Messiah University and local Grantham Park. Convenient access to Rt. 15, PA Turnpike.

Please contact Courtney Brennan at 717-673-0675 for additional details or Skyla at miller@messiah.edu.

Address is: 820 Yorkview Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.  Pictures are available here: https://www.facebook.com/tedbrennanteam

For rent

Apartment for rent. One bedroom apartment – Mechanicsburg Borough near Rakestraws Ice Cream, less than 5 miles from Messiah. Spacious and newly remodeled 800 sq. ft. apartment. Off street parking. Laundry hookups and plenty of basement storage. Long history of Messiah employee and alumni rentals. Call Rick at 717-557-7738.

Wanted

Seeking household donations. I volunteer with a team of Messiah alumni with the Adopt an Apartment program through the Brethren Housing Association. We furnish apartments for single moms and their children transitioning out of homelessness. We are always looking for donations of furniture and household items in excellent condition. More info on the program can be found at https://www.bha-pa.org/adopt-an-apartment. If you have items to donate, please email photos to jgehman@messiah.edu.

 

October 15

October 15th, 2020 by INTERCOM

 

Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.

Romans 13:1

NEWS

For two months this past summer, professor of marketing David Hagenbuch made racial reconciliation the focus of his Mindful Marketing blog. After offering his opinion on how the field can contribute to social healing, he invited three others to share their perspectives as guest bloggers: current Messiah business administration major Will Young IV, Messiah marketing alumna Abbigail (Facey) Jones, and Dr. Sonja Martin Poole, associate professor of marketing at the University of San Francisco.

CommPRO, a business-to-business digital publisher and professional development and event production firm headquartered in New York City, republished each of the articles, which can be found at the following links:

“Listen and Act, for Marketing and Racial Reconciliation,” by Will Young IV
https://www.commpro.biz/listen-and-act-for-marketing-and-racial-reconciliation/

“Business Today: The Best Path to Racial Justice,” by Abbigail Jones
https://www.commpro.biz/businesss-best-path-to-racial-justice/

“How Marketing Still Needs Racial Redemption,” by Sonja Martin Poole
https://www.commpro.biz/how-marketing-still-needs-racial-redemption/

“Can Marketing Make a Difference?” by David Hagenbuch
https://www.commpro.biz/can-marketing-make-a-difference/

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Jigsaw puzzle library

Pandemic puzzle shortage? No problem! Joanna Hadley-Evans curates a robust collection of puzzles available for swap/loan with colleagues on campus. Dozens of 300-2000 piece puzzles representing various seasons and themes are available – perfect for family time as the holidays are approaching. Drop some off or take some home and return whenever you are done! Contact Joanna at jhadley@messiah.edu to arrange a time to stop by her office in Hostetter Chapel to peruse the collection.

Extra Welcome Week t-shirts

The SILP office has extra gray volunteer Welcome Week t-shirts. If you would like a shirt, please come pick one up in the SILP office (top of the steps in the Union). Sizes we currently have available are S, M, and L. If you have any questions, please email silp@messiah.edu. Thanks!

Submit your video today!

Murray Library invites all students, faculty, and staff to create and submit a short video (5 minutes or less) to be included in Covid Chronicles @Messiah, in Mosaic (our institutional repository).  Please create a video response to the question “What have you learned about life and yourself during this time?  Have your priorities, perspectives, and values changed in any way?”

All entries will be included in a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card.  Please enter your submission using this form: https://forms.gle/fPkrzc3LmnxXe8sB7 by October 25.

Spring faculty 2021 semester work submission deadlines

Please click here to view the 2021 Spring Faculty Work Submission deadlines for course packs, lab manuals, documents posted in Canvas, and other course materials requiring copyright clearance and/or duplicating.

Questions?  Visit the Messiah Copyright website

Fair Use Evaluation Tool

Important:  If you plan to sell a course pack or lab manual to students in the Follett Store, notify the Follett store manager, 717-796-1800 x3050. Note Kevin McCann is no longer at Messiah.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns regarding copyright and your course materials.

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Job opportunities

The Engle Center has an opening for a temporary RN slated to work immediately through approximately November 24. For more information and to apply, please visit:
http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17890. Job-related questions may be directed to Michelle Lucas, health services coordinator at mlucas@messiah.edu.

The office of human resources and compliance has an opening for a part-time human resources administrative assistant. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17897. Job related questions may be directed to Inger Blount, director of human resources at iblount@messiah.edu.

For sale

Grantham Townhome. Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom townhouse nestled in Grantham, Mechanicsburg School District. Covered front entry welcomes you into this home that has been well maintained and tastefully decorated. Wood floors throughout the first and second floors. There are large, bright windows throughout the home providing lots of natural light. Cozy living room is the perfect place to unwind. The eat-in kitchen provides plenty of cabinet space and center island. Deck, with recently replaced boards, is just off the kitchen offering a great spot to dine outdoors, watch wildlife and enjoy the spectacular view of woods and Yellow Breeches Creek! The 2nd floor provides 3 spacious bedrooms, including a master suite with walk-in closet and master bath. There is a convenient laundry area in the 2nd floor hallway. The lower level is fully finished with large windows, lots of storage, office area, and family room space that could be used as a 4th bedroom, playroom or virtual school room! Walk out access to the backyard from the lower level. Low monthly HOA fee which includes trash and lawn care. Very close to Messiah University and local Grantham Park. Convenient access to Rt. 15, PA Turnpike.

Please contact Courtney Brennan at 717-673-0675 for additional details or Skyla at miller@messiah.edu.

Address is: 820 Yorkview Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.  Pictures are available here: https://www.facebook.com/tedbrennanteam

For rent

Apartment for rent. One bedroom apartment – Mechanicsburg Borough near Rakestraws Ice Cream, less than 5 miles from Messiah. Spacious and newly remodeled 800 sq. ft. apartment. Off street parking. Laundry hookups and plenty of basement storage. Long history of Messiah employee and alumni rentals. Call Rick at 717-557-7738.

Wanted

Seeking household donations. I volunteer with a team of Messiah alumni with the Adopt an Apartment program through the Brethren Housing Association. We furnish apartments for single moms and their children transitioning out of homelessness. We are always looking for donations of furniture and household items in excellent condition. More info on the program can be found at https://www.bha-pa.org/adopt-an-apartment. If you have items to donate, please email photos to jgehman@messiah.edu.

FREE

Drywall compound – FREE. Two buckets of Sheetrock brand joint compound available for free. No longer needed for a home project. Contact Beth at btransue@messiah.edu

 

 

October 8

October 8th, 2020 by INTERCOM

Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.

Corinthians 13:11

NEWS

The In-plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) print awards took place on Sept. 23 in Kearney Missouri and Messiah Press came away with three awards this year.
• The “Allice’s Adventures in Wonderland” marquee won a first place Gold award
• The Oakwood Hills ribbon cutting ceremony program won a silver award
• And the “Dancing Prayers” marquee took bronze

Congratulations to all of Messiah’s talented graphic designers and to the entire Messiah Press team.

The In-Print contest is jointly sponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions Magazine.

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Extra Welcome Week t-shirts

The SILP office has extra gray volunteer Welcome Week t-shirts. If you would like a shirt, please come pick one up in the SILP office (top of the steps in the Union). Sizes we currently have available are S, M, L, 2XL, and 3XL. Some sizes are fairly limited so they will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions, please email silp@messiah.edu. Thanks!

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For rent

House for rent in Grantham. 3-4 bedroom, 1.5 bath half house at 810 Grantham Rd, Mechanicsburg, available Nov. 1. Dale Fogelsanger, dfogelsa@messiah.edu, 717-623-0735

For sale

Single Family Home for sale in Dillsburg. 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with over 3,200 square feet of living space located in Dillsburg (Northern Schools). House is in the desirable Greenbriar Glen neighborhood. Walk a block down the sidewalk and you are in Logan Park. Walk half a mile the other direction to the local library or less than a mile to get to the coffee shop on the square!

Home features a two-car garage, walkout finished basement, and first-floor master suite. Master bathroom has a large jetted tub as well as a walk-in shower and double sinks. Living room and kitchen space have vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and a gas fireplace. Kitchen features large island, stainless steel appliances, and huge gas range. Hardwood floors continue into the dining room and guest bathroom. Deck overlooks a level yard where you’ll see deer, fox, and lots of birds. The second level of the home has 2 bedrooms, a Jack and Jill bathroom, and a bonus room with hardwood floor and skylights – perfect for an office, nursery or playroom. The finished basement has a full bedroom, family room, and full bathroom, as well as a gas fireplace and large built-in shelving. The home has PLENTY of storage.

This house will be listed with a realtor in the coming weeks. Contact Jonathan Bert at jbert@messiah.edu if you have any interest in seeing the home prior to it being listed in this competitive market. Asking price is $379,900.

Zillow page and exterior photos available here: https://www.zillow.com/homes/426-Woodland-Dr-Dillsburg,-PA,-17019_rb/67585441_zpid/

 

 

October 1

October 1st, 2020 by INTERCOM

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 3:28

NEWS

Congrats to Dr. Mindy Smith on her recently published article, “An Intervention to Support Collegiate Student-Athletes in the transition to Meaningful Lifetime Physical Activity” in Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology. https://journals.humankinetics.com/…/4/1/article-p75.xml. Mindy is an assistant professor in applied health science in the health, nutrition and exercise department and director of student wellness.

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Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week (Sept. 28 – Oct. 2) is the annual celebration of the freedom to read. It spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. At Messiah’s Murray Library, we support our community’s freedom to read.

Starting Monday, Sept. 28, Murray Library is offering a fun matching game of quotes from classic, frequently challenged books. Match the quote to the book and submit your answers by Oct. 2 for a chance to win a free Cafe Diem drink. The dropbox is located right inside the entrance of the library.

Follow the library on social media to see the library staff’s favorite banned/challenged books! Facebook and Instagram: MUMurrayLibrary

“Antigone” opens Thursday, Oct. 1

Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to open our 2020-2021 Season with “Antigone,” which premieres Thursday, Oct. 1 and runs throughout the week to Wednesday, Oct. 7. Performances will be free and available for viewing on the Messiah Livestream!

“Antigone”
Written by Sophocles
Directed by Katie Anne Phykitt and Daniel Inouye

Brothers Polyneices and Eteocles died at each other’s sword. The newly appointed King Creon praises Eteocles as worthy of a burial with military honors but deems Polyneices a traitor to his country and decrees he shall be left unburied. Antigone is a fierce battle of wills between Antigone, who believes in loyalty to family and honor to the divine, and Creon, who believes in loyalty to the state and honor to the law. Antigone was written in roughly 441 BC, but its themes of fervent activism, feminism, political dissent, and justice make this play so relevant, it could have been written yesterday. This production places the action of the story in the present day and uses a modern lens to view an ancient story.

Performances are Oct. 1-3 & 5-7 at 8 p.m., and Oct. 4 at 3 p.m.

For access to this live streamed event, just visit us online at www.messiah.edu/SOTAlivestream to step into the theatre and enjoy the show. You can also follow us on social media to get more behind the scenes information on our cast and the production!

* Please note that this production contains some mature content (reference to suicide) and may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised. *

COVID Chronicles

Murray Library invites all students, faculty, and staff to create and submit a short video (5 minutes or less) to be included in Covid Chronicles @Messiah, in Mosaic (our institutional repository).  Please create a video response to the question “What would you like people in the future to know about what life is like during this pandemic?”

All entries will be included in a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card.  Please enter your submission using this form: https://forms.gle/fPkrzc3LmnxXe8sB7 by Oct. 11.

Murray Library’s October Newsletter

There is a lot happening in Murray during October. See what our exhibits are, meet our director in the Staff Spotlight, find out about submitting a video to the Covid Chronicles, and check out our services, resources, and more! View our newsletter here.

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Job opportunity

Messiah Press and Postal Services has an opening for a full-time postal services clerk and campus courier. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17833. Job-related questions may be directed to Dan Campbell, post office supervisor at dcampbell@messiah.edu.

The Department of Facility Services has full-time openings for campus events workers, first shift. For additional information and to apply, please visit one of the following links:
1st Shift – http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17849
1st Shift, Residence Hall – http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17847
Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, campus events assistant manager at lprice@messiah.edu.

For rent

House for rent in Grantham. 3-4 bedroom, 1.5 bath half house at 810 Grantham Rd, Mechanicsburg, available Nov. 1. Dale Fogelsanger, dfogelsa@messiah.edu, 717-623-0735

 

 

 

September 24, 2020

September 24th, 2020 by INTERCOM

Do everything in love.

Corinthians 16:14

NEWS

Dr. Kristen Slabaugh was selected to participate in the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) Mentoring Program for the 2020-2021 academic year. Each participant is paired with an experienced nurse practitioner (NP) leader and provided with opportunities to further develop leadership knowledge and skills associated with the NP educator role. Congratulations, Dr. Slabaugh!

Ted Davis, professor of the history of science, will do a Zoom talk for Dartmouth College students at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26. The presentation, “Swallowing a Modern Jonah: How Not to Defend Christian Faith,” is based on a research project he did 20 years ago that was featured on two BBC radio programs. Next month, he will do another event for the same audience. ZOOM ID = 992-9383-6782 and PASSWORD = 504957. The event is sponsored by The Dartmouth Apologia: A Journal of Christian Thought (https://www.dartmouthapologia.org/apologia/).

The scientific journal Diversity recently published a study by professor of biology and environmental science, Dr. Erik Lindquist, with research colleagues from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, University of Panama, University of the Andes (Colombia), and San Diego State University. Their research article, represents the first complete examination of species phylogenetics, geographic distribution and paleogeology related to the critically endangered harlequin frogs of Central America. Lindquist will be co-presenting their findings at the 1st International Electronic Conference on Biological Diversity, Ecology and Evolution in March 2021.

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Fall photo contest

The Oakes Museum, Office of Sustainability and Earthkeepers are sponsoring a Fall Photo Contest!

Categories:
– Wildlife
– Earthkeeping in practice
– Beauty in nature
– Beauty in the built environment

Deadline for submission is the last day of classes, Nov. 24 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Photos must be taken on the Grantham campus of Messiah University during the 2020 fall semester.

All winning photos will be displayed January – May 2021 in the Oakes Museum.

Prizes will be given to the grand prize winner for each category.

Everyone is invited to view the winners at an Open House on Feb. 25, 3-5 p.m.!

All entries must be sent digitally to oakesmuseum@messiah.edu, one submission/email.
– Please include the category for your submission.
– All files should be .jpg .tiff or .png.
– Editing images is only allowed for minor changes to exposure, color, sharpness or cropping. Conversion to black and white is also allowed. No other edits are allowed including but not limited to any removal or additions of features in the image.

Photos will be judged by representatives from both the Office of Sustainability and the Oakes Museum.

We reserve the right to withdraw an image from consideration if we believe it to have violated any of the above conditions.

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week (Sept. 28 – Oct. 2) is the annual celebration of the freedom to read. It spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. At Messiah’s Murray Library, we support our community’s freedom to read.

Starting Monday, Sept. 28, Murray Library is offering a fun matching game of quotes from classic, frequently challenged books. Match the quote to the book and submit your answers by Oct. 2 for a chance to win a free Cafe Diem drink. The dropbox is located right inside the entrance of the library.

Follow the library on social media to see the library staff’s favorite banned/challenged books! Facebook and Instagram: MUMurrayLibrary

“Antigone” opens Thursday, Oct. 1

Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to open our 2020-2021 Season with “Antigone,” which premieres Thursday, Oct. 1 and runs throughout the week to Wednesday, Oct. 7. Performances will be free and available for viewing on the Messiah Livestream!

“Antigone”
Written by Sophocles
Directed by Katie Anne Phykitt and Daniel Inouye

Brothers Polyneices and Eteocles died at each other’s sword. The newly appointed King Creon praises Eteocles as worthy of a burial with military honors but deems Polyneices a traitor to his country and decrees he shall be left unburied. Antigone is a fierce battle of wills between Antigone, who believes in loyalty to family and honor to the divine, and Creon, who believes in loyalty to the state and honor to the law. Antigone was written in roughly 441 BC, but its themes of fervent activism, feminism, political dissent, and justice make this play so relevant, it could have been written yesterday. This production places the action of the story in the present day and uses a modern lens to view an ancient story.

Performances are Oct. 1-3 & 5-7 @ 8 p.m., and Oct. 4 @ 3 p.m.

For access to this live streamed event, just visit us online at www.messiah.edu/SOTAlivestream to step into the theatre and enjoy the show. You can also follow us on social media to get more behind the scenes information on our cast and the production!

* Please note that this production contains some mature content (reference to suicide) and may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised. *

 

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FREE

Freezer (27×24, 36 deep), refrigerators, dining room set (table, chairs, buffet, china cabinet), bedroom set, assorted chairs, two living room couches (somewhat faded), garden tools (shoves, rakes, hedge clippers, weed whackers, etc.), 33-inch vinyl records (mainly pre-20th century music), laundry items (washer and dryer), kitchen stove. Other items available on inquiring.

Contact Morris and Leone Sider at:

Email: msider@messiah.edu or call: 717-766-7767 or 717-766-4

 

 

September 17

September 17th, 2020 by INTERCOM

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9

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Into the City (virtual) trip to California!

The Career and Professional Development Center is pleased to announce its virtual Into the City trip to California! During the second week of October we will be featuring online career chats with numerous alumni from the CA region. Please read below for a full schedule and additional information. We would appreciate your assistance in promoting these events to students (educators and staff are welcome to join in as well!)

ITC California Schedule of Events:
(please note: the password for all events is ITCVirtual)

Netflix – Monday, Oct. 5, 1 – 2 p.m.
Speaker: Ashli Aldrich ’04, program manager, talent mobility at Netflix
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_z7YpLkxbRbSLLgDTLkBYLA

“California Dreamin’ – What its really like to live and work on the Golden Coast” – Monday, Oct. 5, 3– 4p.m.
Panelists: TBD
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pouLJ3oSQnWB_bRu0ewRyw

PFM Asset Management – Tuesday, Oct. 6, noon – 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Lesley Murphy ’05, senior managing consultant
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZZrn-vBPQOqaHhN5L5944g

Google – Tuesday, Oct. 6, 4 – 5 p.m.
Speaker: Kevin Gin ’07, software engineer
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_srmy1BADSmWGbguHziJ4SA

Levi – Wednesday, Oct. 7, noon – 1 p.m.
Speaker: Tim Murphy ’05, director of brand operations
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KQYALeSxTpmwicspnzkONA

LinkedIn – Wednesday, Oct. 7, 4 – 5 p.m.
Speaker: Elizabeth Gin ’08, senior user experience researcher
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_47_5cIFuQqyNBrmTGvkutQ

Disney – Thursday, Oct. 8, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Speaker: Leah Pendorf ’11, consumer insight manager at Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qsRxbK75SsGnaFy4dydwjw

“Attending Graduate School in California” – Friday, Oct. 9, noon – 1 p.m.
Panelists:
Phoebe Chua ’16, Ph.D. Candidate in Informatics, UC Irvine
Anna Love ’16, Ph.D. Candidate in Chemistry, UC Irvine
Sarah Kistler ‘17, MA in Education, Azusa Pacific University
Elliot Rossomme ’17, Ph.D. Candidate in Physical Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yX1Fx_qaRwC5Nu9No8NYFw

“Working for Big Tech in the Silicon Valley” – Friday, Oct. 9th, 4 – 5 p.m.
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UsbNV2KYSnSgaDhg5HS2qw

PROGRAM BENEFITS:
• Gain an inside perspective on many key organizations in CA
• Network with notable Messiah alumni
• Understand what it is like to live and work in CA
• Learn more about various job and internship options in the CA region

Visit https://www.messiah.edu/info/23069/upcoming_events for more information and to register for all online ITC California sessions.

Windows update and activation errors for remote users

While working remotely for an extended period of time, you may get a Microsoft Activation Error or an error regarding missing Windows updates. To resolve this, please connect to Open VPN and work while connected for a day. This should resolve the issue. If it does not, please email helpdesk@messiah.edu for further assistance.

Work-study/inactive computers

Please power on all work-study and other inactive computers. Since these computers have not been in use for an extended period of time, they will be slower than usual while updates are being done. Updates will happen automatically on the computers. If there are any issues, please contact the Helpdesk at helpdesk@messiah.edu or ext. 4444.

Mass email communications for graduate students

A new email group has been added to the Mass Email system called All On-Campus Graduate Students. When sending out mass emails that include graduate students, please consider whether the communication should go to All Graduate Students (of which the majority take all coursework online) or if it should only go to graduate students who have coursework at Winding Hill.

Weekly Trivia

Trivia! Think you know your stuff? Look for our weekly trivia question about Messiah University every Monday morning. The trivia box is located right inside the library doors so submit your answer and you could win a free Cafe Diem beverage. All entries this semester will be submitted for some awesome MU swag!

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Job opportunities

The Dining Services department has an opening for a full-time sous chef. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17451. Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Facility Services has an opening for a general maintenance mechanic, 2nd shift. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17337. Job-related questions may be directed to Brian Miller, facility maintenance manager, at bemiller@messiah.edu.

The Dining Services department has an opening for a full-time restaurant operations manager. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17803. Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

For sale

Tools–Delta 10″ miter saw, $50; DeWalt circular saw, $40; ROLA roof rack for Mazda CX5, $150. Please contact Dan Schmidt if interested: dschmidt@messiah.edu

Three window air conditioner units for sale. Used but work well. We are moving to central air and no longer need the units. $25 each. 1) Frigidaire 10,000BTU. 2) Frigidaire 5,000 BTU. 3) Haier 5,200BTU. Contact Beth Transue, btransue@messiah.edu

FREE

Freezer (27×24, 36 deep), refrigerators, dining room set (table, chairs, buffet, china cabinet), bedroom set, assorted chairs, two living room couches (somewhat faded), garden tools (shoves, rakes, hedge clippers, weed whackers, etc.), 33-inch vinyl records (mainly pre-20th century music), laundry items (washer and dryer), kitchen stove. Other items available on inquiring.

Contact Morris and Leone Sider at:

Email: msider@messiah.edu or call: 717-766-7767 or 717-766-4754

 

 

 

 

 

September 10,

September 10th, 2020 by INTERCOM

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

Ephesians 2:10

NEWS

Congratulations to assistant professor of Computer and Information Science Dr. Devi Suberi for his selection to participate in a virtual course on science, Christianity and society in 2020-21. This initiative, sponsored by Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford (SCIO), a UK subsidiary of the CCCU, is funded by the John Templeton Foundation and includes 8 pre-tenured faculty who will engage with leading scholars including Peter Harrison, Elaine Ecklund, Philip Clayton, Tremper Longman, Benno van den Toren, and Sarah Lane Ritchie to examine the larger social and cultural contexts within which science is located, and to reflect on specific intersections between science and those contexts.

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Last spring Scott Kieffer had 2 student-led research projects accepted for poster presentations at the Experimental Biology Conference. Josh Beiler submitted his ongoing research entitled The Effect of Caffeine and 1976T>C (ADORA2A) Genetic Variants on Anaerobic Performance during a 30-Second Wingate Test and Roise Hartman submitted a study entitled The Effects of an Acute Bout of Controlled Breathing on Short-Term Heart Rate Variability. Although the conference was cancelled, the students work was posted at the virtual conference and their abstracts were published in the FASEB Journal. Michael Shin was also a lead author on the caffeine and genetics study.

In addition, Scott’s research mentee, Caleb Smith, was awarded a 2019 American Physiological Association Summer Research Fellowship to conduct research in a mentorship program at Hershey Medical Center. His research from the program entitled Astroglial Regulation of Caloric Intake Following Acute High-Fat Diet Exposure was also presented at the Experimental Biology Conference and was awarded one of the outstanding undergraduate research awards.

Experimental Biology is an interdisciplinary scientific conference that routinely hosts 12,000+ attendees from over 50 countries.

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Climenhaga Homestead

In an effort to limit public access to campus facilities, the Climenhaga Homestead guest rooms and conference spaces will be closed until further notice.

Personnel updates in enrollment management

The Division of Enrollment Management is excited to announce the addition of the following new employees:

The Office of Financial Aid is pleased to welcome Lori McGill Sarago as a financial aid counselor. Lori, a Messiah alum who began her new job on June 29,  replaces Ryan Hannigan, who has retired. Lori comes to our office with a variety of work experience in higher education having spent approximately the last nine years providing both admissions and financial aid services to students through several third-party organizations such as Emerge Education.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions welcomes TyJon (TJ) Culclasure and Chad Muise as our two new admissions counselors filling roles vacated by Rachael Haqq and Randy Ness. TJ graduated from Messiah in 2019 with a degree in ethnic and area studies, having also served as a resident assistant. Chad graduated with a B.A. in communication degree from Houghton College, worked there and at Tyndale University as an admissions counselor, and just finished serving as graduate assistant in athletics with our baseball team as he completed his M.A. in higher education from Messiah. Chad will also be serving Admissions as the liaison to the Department of Athletics and the School of Humanities.

The Office of Admissions is pleased to report the following promotions: Nate Litman has been promoted to assistant director of admissions and will serve as the admissions liaison to The Messiah University Honors Program. Congratulations to Kristin Thomas in her promotion to associate director of admissions, visit and event programming and Molly Janczyk in her promotions to associate director of admissions.

EM is sad to announce the departure of associate vice president for enrollment management, Sarah Wade, after nearly twelve years of dedicated service over two appointments from 2001-2005 and 2013-2020. Her commitment and passion for Messiah has been evident in the leadership she has shown in our division and on many task forces across campus. We wish her the best as she pursues a new career opportunity with VEMO Education.

Mass email communications for graduate students

A new email group has been added to the Mass Email system called All On-Campus Graduate Students. When sending out mass emails that include graduate students, please consider whether the communication should go to All Graduate Students (of which the majority take all coursework online) or if it should only go to graduate students who have coursework at Winding Hill.

CLASSIFIEDS

For sale

New ZVerse 3D Face Shield for sale, assembled but not used. Asking price is what I paid: $32 (shield cost + shipping). Please contact Doug Curry at dcurry1@messiah.edu if you are interested.

Tools–Delta 10″ miter saw, $50; DeWalt circular saw, $40; ROLA roof rack for Mazda CX5, $150. Please contact Dan Schmidt if interested: dschmidt@messiah.edu

For rent

3-4 bedroom, 1.5 bath half house at 810 Grantham Rd in Grantham available Nov. 1. Dale Fogelsanger, dfogelsa@messiah.edu, 717-623-0735

FREE

Four draw filing cabinet; sage color. Cabinet is empty and ready to go. Please email me if interested: cperrin@messiah.edu, Boyer 2020.

SEPT. 3

September 3rd, 2020 by INTERCOM

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,
though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;
though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.
God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved;
God will help it when the morning dawns.
The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.

– From Psalm 46

MESSIAH 411

Windows update and activation errors for remote users

While working remotely for an extended period of time, you may get a Microsoft Activation Error or an error regarding missing Windows updates. To resolve this, please connect to OpenVPN and work while connected for a day. This should resolve the issue. If it does not, please email helpdesk@messiah.edu for further assistance.

ROOM RESERVATIONS

Prior to making a room reservation, please be sure to read the “Events at Messiah University” section of the return plan.

A few important notes to remember from the plan:

All meetings and events are encouraged to be virtual whenever possible. To request a room reservation, you must provide a rationale for why the event must be held in-person.

Updated room capacities may be found in EMS. You may not exceed this capacity.

Rooms must be taken as-is. Due to classes being held in non-traditional spaces and the need to maintain the integrity of social distancing, we cannot adjust the furniture.

No guests are allowed to attend events on campus.

Be aware of the additional requirements surrounding accessibility and copyright outlined in the linked plan.

Indoor events are limited to 25 people in a space. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 250 people.

WHAT IS EMS?

EMS (Event Management Systems) is the university’s scheduling software. By using EMS you can make the reservation much faster, see which vehicles and rooms are available for any date and time, place a “hold” on the vehicle or location, answer the required COVID-related questions, and provide verification of approval. Conference Service can usually begin the approval process the same day as the request is made, and will give final approval to your request within a day or two. At this time, individual students are not permitted to have an EMS account. However, if they belong to a recognized student group, that group may have or establish an account.

CREATING AN EMS ACCOUNT

Setting up your EMS account is a simple two-step process:

STEP 1

  • On the Internet, log onto http://ems.messiah.edu/emswebapp/ . This will bring you to the Campus Schedule page.
  • For “User Id” and “Password”, use your normal credentials, (if you are setting up an account for your group, use your group’s “User Id and “Password”) then click on “Login”. You’ve just created your account. You should see your status as Pending and needing approval from an administrator (Conference Services).
  • At this point, you can exit the website.
  • Send an email to our office at roomres@messiah.edu to let us know that you have completed STEP 1.

STEP 2

  • When we receive your email, we will configure your account and send an email back to you with your next set of instructions. Please note that this may take a day or two, but once this is complete, your account will be ready to use.

Thank you for allowing us to help you process your vehicle and room reservations more efficiently and effectively. We are looking forward to serving the campus this semester.

Employee Wellness at Messiah

Employee Wellness has a range of exciting initiatives planned for this fall semester. Starting Sept. 7 we are going to launch “Six Weeks to Move More.” Each week will come with some background, education, tips and then a report-in challenge. Each week you participate enters you to win a new pair of Under Armour sneakers! Like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MessiahUEmployeeWellness/ to sign up!

Engle Center counselor interviewed for podcast

Engle Center Counselor Aubrey Kleinfeld was interviewed for the Aug. 26 episode of the InterVarsity podcast, “All Shall Be Well.” Aubrey was interviewed by Master’s in Counseling graduate Caroline Triscik, who also served as an Engle Center counseling intern in the 2019-2020 school year. Aubrey’s interview focused on the counseling needs of college students in the age of COVID, and is a must-listen for all of us who are working with our students this year. Access the recording here: http://thewell.intervarsity.org/podcasts/aubrey-kleinfeld-supporting-student-mental-health, or wherever you get podcasts.

Climenhaga Homestead

In an effort to limit public access to campus facilities, the Climenhaga Homestead guest rooms and conference spaces will be closed until further notice.

Murray Library’s September 2020 newsletter

What’s New at the Library? Meet the newest member of the Murray team, read about our current exhibits, hear from the director, and more! View our newsletter here.

Personnel updates in enrollment management

The Division of Enrollment Management is excited to announce the addition of the following new employees:

The Office of Financial Aid is pleased to welcome Lori McGill Sarago as a financial aid counselor. Lori, a Messiah alum who began her new job on June 29, replaces Ryan Hannigan, who has retired. Lori comes to our office with a variety of work experience in higher education having spent approximately the last nine years providing both admissions and financial aid services to students through several third-party organizations such as Emerge Education.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions welcomes TyJon (TJ) Culclasure and Chad Muise as our two new admissions counselors filling roles vacated by Rachael Haqq and Randy Ness. TJ graduated from Messiah in 2019 with a degree in ethnic and area studies, having also served as a resident assistant. Chad graduated with a B.A. in communication degree from Houghton College, worked there and at Tyndale University as an admissions counselor, and just finished serving as graduate assistant in athletics with our baseball team as he completed his M.A. in higher education from Messiah. Chad will also be serving Admissions as the liaison to the Department of Athletics and the School of Humanities.

The Office of Admissions is pleased to report the following promotions: Nate Litman has been promoted to assistant director of admissions and will serve as the admissions liaison to The Messiah University Honors Program. Congratulations to Kristin Thomas in her promotion to associate director of admissions, visit and event programming and Molly Janczyk in her promotions to associate director of admissions.

EM is sad to announce the departure of associate vice president for enrollment management, Sarah Wade, after nearly twelve years of dedicated service over two appointments from 2001-2005 and 2013-2020. Her commitment and passion for Messiah has been evident in the leadership she has shown in our division and on many task forces across campus. We wish her the best as she pursues a new career opportunity with VEMO Education.

CPDC announces their fall schedule of virtual events

The Career and Professional Development Center is pleased to announce its schedule of fall 2020 virtual events. Please visit https://www.messiah.edu/info/23069/upcoming_events for more details and to register. We would appreciate your assistance in promoting these events to students (all staff and educators are welcome to attend as well!).

Applying to Graduate School Webinar – Friday, Sept. 25, 3 – 4 p.m.

Virtual Graduate School Fair –Wednesday, Sept. 30, noon – 3 p.m.

ITC California Virtual Sessions:
Netflix– Monday, Oct. 5, 1 – 2 p.m.
“California Dreamin’ – What its really like to live & work on the Golden Coast – Mon, Oct. 5,             3 – 4 p.m.
FM Asset Management – Tuesday, October 6, noon – p.m.
Google – Tuesday, Oct. 6, 4 – 5 p.m.
Levi – Wednesday, Oct. 7, noon – 1 p.m.
LinkedIn – Wednesday, Oct. 7, 4 – 5 p.m.
Disney – Thursday Oct. 8, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
“Attending Graduate School in California” – Friday, Oct. 9, noon – 1 p.m.
“Working for Big Tech in the Silicon Valley” – Friday, Oct. 9, 4 – 5 p.m.

“Pursuing Careers in Applied Health” Virtual Alumni Panel – Tuesday, Oct. 20, 7 – 8 p.m.

Virtual Career Chat with Merck – Friday, Oct. 23, 3 – 4 p.m.

Virtual Internship & Career Expo – Wednesday, Nov. 4, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Careers in the Sports Industry Webinar – Wednesday, Nov. 11, 4 – 5 p.m.

Virtual Career Chat with Greater Than Me Sports Ministry – Monday, Nov. 16, 4 – 5 p.m.

Work-study/inactive computers

Please power on all work-study and other inactive computers. Since these computers have not been in use for an extended period of time, they will be slower than usual while updates are being done. Updates will happen automatically on the computers. If there are any issues, please contact the Helpdesk at helpdesk@messiah.edu or ext. 4444.

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Job opportunities:

The Dining Services department has an opening for a full-time sous chef. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17451. Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

The Grounds Services department has openings for part-time seasonal groundskeepers. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17678. Job related questions can be directed to Mark Graybill, grounds services manager, at mgraybill@messiah.edu.

The Department of Safety has a full time opening for a community safety officer, 3rd shift. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17644. Job-related questions may be directed to Cindy Burger, director of safety at cburger@messiah.edu.

The Dining Services department has an opening for a full-time catering supervisor. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17712. Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

For sale:

New ZVerse 3D Face Shield for sale, assembled but not used. Asking price is what I paid: $32 (shield cost + shipping). Please contact Doug Curry at dcurry1@messiah.edu if you are interested.

12,000 LB automobile life for sale. Messiah University is selling a 12,000 lb. vehicle lift. The lift is in excellent condition. It will need to be taken apart for transport. The lift is fully operational, but is being sold “as is” with no warranty. Contact Brad Markley: bmarkley@messiah.edu.

For rent:

3-4 bedroom, 1.5 bath half house at 810 Grantham Rd in Grantham available Nov. 1. Dale Fogelsanger, dfogelsa@messiah.edu, 717-623-0735

 

August 27

August 27th, 2020 by INTERCOM

That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions,

In difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Corinthians 10:12

 

NEWS

This past spring, Messiah’s capstone marketing class, Marketing Management and Strategy, taught by professor of marketing David Hagenbuch, won second place in the 2020 Marketing Plan Competition sponsored by the Pittsburgh chapter of the American Marketing Association. The ‘live case’ focused on United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s need to gain more Gen Z and Millennial donors.

Other teams participating in the annual competition include schools such as the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, Robert Morris University, and West Virginia University. Marketing professionals judge the schools’ written marketing plans. Last year, Messiah took first place in the competition. Messiah University is the only school to place in the top three each of the last three years.

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Chat with a librarian!

Murray Library offers an instant message, chat tool located on our library webpages to help you get the answers you’re seeking.  Click the green button in the bottom, right corner to get started.  Receive friendly and helpful librarian assistance in about a minute.  There are no silly questions, so ask away!

Live chat hours during Fall 2020:

Sunday: 7-9 p.m.

Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m.

Room and Vehicle reservation process

Due to COVID19 restrictions and requirements, Conference & Event Services is no longer able to process

vehicle reservations or room reservations via email, phone or walk-up requests. Therefore, Messiah vehicle

and room requests must be processed through an EMS account.

VEHICLE RESERVATIONS

Prior to making a vehicle reservation, please be sure to read the “Managing Institutional Travel” section of

The Bridge to Reopen Messiah website.

A few important notes to remember from the plan:

All travel will require prior approval from the President, employee’s vice president, or Provost’s Cabinetlevel

supervisor (dean, vice-provost, associate provost, provost).

Information related to J-term and spring semester travel will be communicated in the future.

Due to social distancing requirements, please note the maximum capacity when using Messiah vehicles:

Vans – up to 5 persons (1 person per row. Removing any row(s) of seats decreases this number);

Mini-Vans – 3 persons; Cars – 2 persons.

 

ROOM RESERVATIONS

Prior to making a room reservation, please be sure to read the “Events at Messiah University” section of the

return plan.

A few important notes to remember from the plan:

All meetings and events are encouraged to be virtual whenever possible. To request a room reservation,

you must provide a rationale for why the event must be held in-person.

Updated room capacities may be found in EMS. You may not exceed this capacity.

Rooms must be taken as-is. Due to classes being held in non-traditional spaces and the need to maintain

the integrity of social distancing, we cannot adjust the furniture.

No guests are allowed to attend events on campus.

Be aware of the additional requirements surrounding accessibility and copyright outlined in the linked

plan.

Indoor events are limited to 25 people in a space. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 250 people.

WHAT IS EMS?

EMS (Event Management Systems) is the university’s scheduling software. By using EMS you can make the reservation much faster, see which vehicles and rooms are available for any date and time, place a “hold” on the vehicle or location, answer the required COVID-related questions, and provide verification of approval. Conference Service can usually begin the approval process the same day as the request is made, and will give final approval to your request within a day or two. At this time, individual students are not permitted to have an EMS account. However, if they belong to a recognized student group, that group may have or establish an account.

CREATING AN EMS ACCOUNT

Setting up your EMS account is a simple two-step process:

STEP 1

 On the Internet, log onto http://ems.messiah.edu/emswebapp/ . This will bring you to the Campus

Schedule page.

 For “User Id” and “Password”, use your normal credentials, (if you are setting up an account for your

group, use your group’s “User Id and “Password”) then click on “Login”. You’ve just created your

account. You should see your status as Pending and needing approval from an administrator

(Conference Services).

 At this point, you can exit the website.

 Send an email to our office at roomres@messiah.edu to let us know that you have completed STEP 1.

STEP 2

 When we receive your email, we will configure your account and send an email back to you with your

next set of instructions. Please note that this may take a day or two, but once this is complete, your account will be ready to use.

Thank you for allowing us to help you process your vehicle and room reservations more efficiently and effectively. We are looking forward to serving the campus this semester.

A warm “Welcome Back” from Murray Library!

Murray Library opens this fall semester with a new “grand” front entrance. It includes a larger entrance area with two diagonal stairways and a center section for step seating. Enjoy!

A few things to know:

Our Fall Hours are:
• Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
• Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                      • Saturday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
• Sunday: 3 – 11 p.m.

Items to Return: Please use the outdoor book-drop to return all library materials. It is now open 24/7 for your convenience. All materials are quarantined for 3 days before re-shelving.
Seating: We are happy to provide 260 socially-distanced seating of all types on both levels. Please use any location marked with a green check-mark sign, and avoid red “X” sign locations.
Sanitizing Stations: Please use the spray bottles (disinfectant) to moisten paper towels to assure that any space you plan to use is properly cleaned prior to use. Sanitizing Stations are located on both levels.
Self-Check-out: To provide “contact-less” check-out, we are happy to provide a station at the Circulation Desk with easy instructions for swiping your ID card, scanning the item you wish to check out, desensitizing the item, and receiving a printout of the due date. A desk attendant is there to assist you as needed.

View photos of library spaces here.

And one final piece of good news – Cafe Diem will be open! Have a great semester!

Linda Poston, director of Murray Library

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Job opportunities

Facility Services has an opening for a general maintenance mechanic, 2nd shift. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17337. Job-related questions may be directed to Brian Miller, facility maintenance manager, at bemiller@messiah.edu. 

For sale

12,000 LB automobile life for sale. Messiah University is selling a 12,000 lb. vehicle lift. The lift is in excellent condition. It will need to be taken apart for transport. The lift is fully operational, but is being sold “as is” with no warranty. Contact Brad Markley: bmarkley@messiah.edu.

Wanted

Used 4 wheel drive vehicle. Looking for a used 4 wheel drive vehicle for teenage son. If anyone is looking to sell or knows someone who is, please email me at hnegley@messiah.edu or call me at x2080.

 

August 20

August 20th, 2020 by INTERCOM

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,

because you know that the testing of the faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its works

so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

James 1:2-4

NEWS

Please join me in wishing Linda Nye all the best in her new career! In response to the University’s Strategic Plan, Linda has successfully created and implemented a new and profitable revenue stream for Messiah University by increasing our offsite catering business by over 50% annually. Since 2008, Linda’s dedicated servant leadership and operational vision has been instrumental and vital in elevating our catering services program. Kenji Kanazawa has been promoted to the catering manager position in Dining Services and we look forward to his leadership and continued development of our catering department. Congratulations to both!

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Congratulations to Philip Tan, assistant professor of engineering, and his wife, Julia, on the arrival of their first child, Joel Trevelyan Tan, on Aug. 5. Joel weighed 7 lbs., 5 oz. and was 19.5 inches.

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Registrar’s Office welcomes new employees

The Registrar’s Office welcomed two new employees this summer – Olivia Warner, records and registration assistant; and Ed Wichrowski, senior associate registrar for the School of Graduate Studies.

Olivia’s first day at Messiah was July 6. Her office is located in Old Main Registrar’s Office. Olivia graduated from Geneva College this past May with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Languages, Biblical Studies and Linguistics.

Ed’s first day at Messiah was Aug. 3. His office is located in the administrative suite at Winding Hill. Ed comes to Messiah with 10 years of Enrollment Management and Registrar’s Office experience at Eastern Nazarene College.

Please introduce yourself to these new members of the Messiah University Community.

Finance major added to CMT Academic Partner Program

The Department of Business is pleased to announce that the finance major has been accepted by the Chartered Market Technicians (CMT) Association as part of its Academic Partner Program. The CMT credential is the preeminent, global designation for practitioners of technical analysis and Institutions in the Academic Partner Program demonstrate academic excellence in the teaching of behavioral finance to portfolio management and other key aspects of technical analysis. Students in the finance major will receive scholarships to take the CMT exams and will now have the ability to pursue both their CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and CMT charters. The principal contact for this program is Dwayne Safer, CFA, CAIA.

New graduate assistants at Messiah and Partner Institutions

The Graduate Program in Higher Education is pleased to welcome 11 new graduate assistants for the 2020-2021 academic year both on the Messiah University campus and at partner institutions. Graduate assistantships offer graduate students the opportunity to put the educational theories gained through classroom instruction into professional practice through supervised, real-world experience. Our graduate assistantship program aims to provide an innovative and cost-efficient way to advance departmental and university-wide goals and objectives.

Please join us and our collaborating departments in welcoming the following to the Messiah University community:  Brody Beiler, graduate assistant for academic success; Gage Bley, graduate assistant for baseball; Matt Bur, graduate assistant for student success and retention; Liam Dole, graduate assistant for athletics communication; Emily Farwell, graduate assistant for women’s volleyball; Taylor Forbes, graduate assistant for intercultural programs; Alexa Glatfelter, graduate assistant for campus wellness and recreation; Lila Goodhile, graduate assistant for assessment of student learning; Shannon Rogers, graduate assistant for academic advising; Leah Springer, graduate assistant for student involvement and leadership; and Elisa Warren, graduate assistant for AROMA.

They join five returning graduate assistants to the Messiah campus, who will complete their degree program and GA positions this year. Arkél Brown, graduate assistant for women’s basketball and athletic diversity; Alex Kipp, graduate assistant for men’s basketball; Kimberly López, graduate assistant for the Agapé Center; Michael Pagano, graduate assistant for athletics communication; and Ryan Speer, graduate assistant for cross country/track and field.

In addition, four of our students in the Graduate Program in Higher Education have been placed as graduate assistants at partner institutions: Karly Bliley, graduate assistant in Residence Life at Bluffton University; Anthony Powe, graduate assistant in Residence Life at Catawba College; Taylor Wiederrecht, graduate assistant for cross country/track and field at Houghton College; and Zachary Shilvock, graduate assistant for tennis at Houghton College.

They join two returning Graduate Assistants at partner institutions: Maggie Bolden, graduate assistant in Residence Life at Gonzaga University; and Malissa Giannetti, graduate assistant in Residence Life at Catawba College.

Welcome back from the Office of Academic Accessibility

The Office of Academic Accessibility, formerly known as the Office of Disability Services, would like to offer you a warm welcome back for the fall semester. As many of you may know, there have been conversations through recent years regarding an update to the name of our office to better and more positively reflect its mission. Our dedication to our goals of strong student support through practical, caring encouragement, academic coaching, and personal advocacy has only deepened in recent months, and we are excited to continue serving our students and cultivating our relationships with all of you during the upcoming year. We cordially invite you to reach out to the Office of Academic Accessibility (OAA) with any questions you may have about academic accommodations and student support. As always, we look forward to working with you to help our students reach their full potential while attending Messiah University. ~ Amy Slody, Tony Devine, Deana Baddorf, and Brody Beiler, OAA graduate assistant (You can email us at oaa@messiah.edu.)

State of the University Address

The inaugural State of the University address will be delivered by President Kim Phipps via livestream on Thursday, Aug. 27 at 9:30 a.m. during the regularly scheduled Chapel time. All faculty and staff are warmly invited to tune in by visiting the livestream link at the President’s Office website. As per usual, the written transcript of the President’s address and the accompanying presentation, including a new companion document to the address, will be posted in the days just following the speech for your reference. Thank you for making time in your schedule for this important message and the start of our new year together!

Community pastor announcement

As we consider Christian faith formation and discipleship on campus in 2020/21, Doug Curry and Mina Choi will be giving leadership to a variety of programs and opportunities for students. Since large gatherings will not be possible, the chapel requirement will be waived. Yet, in order to maintain spiritual vitality on campus, Campus Ministries plans to offer the following programs and resources to encourage personal and communal spiritual disciplines:

1. Each Tuesday the Campus Ministries team will launch an online chapel experience, on Thursday a podcast with community members reflecting on the chapel message will launch and during chapel time several online six-week chapel series options will continue to be offered. Each Monday President Phipps will provide a devotional for the community, on Wednesday student ministry leaders will provide a devotional, and on Friday the devotional will be expressed through the arts. Be sure to check your weekly email for links to these offerings.

2. Life Groups, Bible study groups, and prayer ministries will be offered – both in-person and virtually – by student ministry leaders from Men’s Ministry, Women’s Ministry, Prayer Outreach Team, and the Logos Ministry Team. These discipleship-based ministries will forge intentional relationships with spiritual accountability, and nurture our students to grow in Biblical literacy and spiritual formation. Students will have the option to sign up for any of these groups individually, or by Residence Hall/Apartment floors to be led and mentored by Student Ministries leaders.

3. Campus Ministries will craft a resource center within FalconLink to provide further discipleship and Christian faith formation resources. This resource center will provide tools for student leaders, employees, and students seeking to explore pathways for continued growth and/or mentoring, and for community members to express prayer concerns and requests for pastoral counseling.

4. Students will be encouraged to get involved with local churches that verify compliance with the University’s risk reduction measures and health practices. This listing will also include streaming options for which our students can participate remotely. Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate church bus or van transportation at this time so students will need to coordinate their own transportation. This information has been communicated to local congregations.

In addition, in the absence of a Campus Pastor this year, Stephen Gallaher has agreed to fulfill a one year temporary position as community pastor, primarily serving the spiritual needs of employees. In this role he will…

-Provide regular times of prayer and short devotional for employees. This will be delivered virtually.
-Provide time and space for individual meetings with employees who seek pastoral care. [Email – CommunityPastor@messiah.edu]
-Work with supervisors and deans to provide encouragement and support for employees

Randall Basinger, provost

Mosaic Success!

We’re celebrating 22,000 downloads from MOSAIC, Messiah’s Institutional Repository!  In just over a year since its debut, scholarly and creative content has been used in 163 countries.  The collection includes over 1,800 works of text, images, and videos created by Messiah’s outstanding educators and students. Email mosaic@messiah.edu to get involved and learn more.

PA Student Employee of the Year

Back in April, Rebecca Lauver ’20 was announced as Pennsylvania’s Student Employee of the Year! Rebecca (biology major) served for two years as the biodiversity coordinator in the Office of Sustainability where she managed a multi-year reforestation project planting more than 600 trees in partnership with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. Her award-winning work helped secure a job with the Alliance for the Chesapeake where she will carry out her passion and skillset in conservation around central Pennsylvania. Many thanks to the Student Employment team for selecting Rebecca and the Office of Sustainability to represent Messiah.

Into the City (virtual) trip to California!

The Career and Professional Development Center is pleased to announce its virtual Into the City trip to California! During the second week of October we will be featuring online career chats with numerous alumni from the CA region. Please read below for a full schedule and additional information. We would appreciate your assistance in promoting these events to students (educators and staff are welcome to join in as well!)

ITC California Schedule of Events:
(please note: the password for all events is ITCVirtual)

Netflix – Monday, Oct. 5, 1 – 2 p.m.
Speaker: Ashli Aldrich ’04, program manager, talent mobility at Netflix
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_z7YpLkxbRbSLLgDTLkBYLA

“California Dreamin’ – What its really like to live and work on the Golden Coast” – Monday, Oct. 5, 3– 4p.m.
Panelists: TBD
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pouLJ3oSQnWB_bRu0ewRyw

PFM Asset Management – Tuesday, Oct. 6, noon – 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Lesley Murphy ’05, senior managing consultant
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZZrn-vBPQOqaHhN5L5944g

Google – Tuesday, Oct. 6, 4 – 5 p.m.
Speaker: Kevin Gin ’07, software engineer
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_srmy1BADSmWGbguHziJ4SA

Levi – Wednesday, Oct. 7, noon – 1 p.m.
Speaker: Tim Murphy ’05, director of brand operations
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KQYALeSxTpmwicspnzkONA

LinkedIn – Wednesday, Oct. 7, 4 – 5 p.m.
Speaker: Elizabeth Gin ’08, senior user experience researcher
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_47_5cIFuQqyNBrmTGvkutQ

Disney – Thursday, Oct. 8, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Speaker: Leah Pendorf ’11, consumer insight manager at Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qsRxbK75SsGnaFy4dydwjw

“Attending Graduate School in California” – Friday, Oct. 9, noon – 1 p.m.
Panelists:
Phoebe Chua ’16, Ph.D. Candidate in Informatics, UC Irvine
Anna Love ’16, Ph.D. Candidate in Chemistry, UC Irvine
Sarah Kistler ‘17, MA in Education, Azusa Pacific University
Elliot Rossomme ’17, Ph.D. Candidate in Physical Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yX1Fx_qaRwC5Nu9No8NYFw

“Working for Big Tech in the Silicon Valley” – Friday, Oct. 9th, 4 – 5 p.m.
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UsbNV2KYSnSgaDhg5HS2qw

PROGRAM BENEFITS:
• Gain an inside perspective on many key organizations in CA
• Network with notable Messiah alumni
• Understand what it is like to live and work in CA
• Learn more about various job and internship options in the CA region

Visit https://www.messiah.edu/info/23069/upcoming_events for more information and to register for all online ITC California sessions.

Windows update and activation errors for remote users

While working remotely for an extended period of time, you may get a Microsoft Activation Error or an error regarding missing Windows updates. To resolve this, please connect to OpenVPN and work while connected for a day. This should resolve the issue. If it does not, please email helpdesk@messiah.edu for further assistance.

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities

The Department of Facility Services has multiple openings for campus events workers. See the attached flyer for more information. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, assistant manager, campus events central and residence halls.

Messiah University is hiring! Full-time, part-time and temporary positions are currently available. Do you know someone who would make an excellent employee? The employee referral program provides a $300 bonus for employees who provide referral assistance that leads to the successful hiring of qualified staff, administration or full-time faculty. Please visit jobs.messiah.edu for a list of current job openings and to apply.

For sale

Thule Voyager 976 trunk mounted bike rack, fits most minivans, sedans, and SUVs. Holds 3 bikes. Excellent condition, with original user manual. $45. Contact Ted Davis (tdavis@messiah.edu).

“Book Sale on a Porch: Pay what you will”

On Saturday August 21and Sunday August 22, a number of books will be available to choose from on Lucas Sheaffer’s front porch. No prices, just pay what you will in the bucket. Address is 718 W Siddonsburg Road, Dillsburg, PA, 17019.

WANTED:

Used 4-wheel drive vehicle. Looking for a used 4-wheel drive vehicle for my teenage son. If anyone is looking to sell or knows someone who is, please email me at hnegley@messiah.edu or call me at ext. 2080.