December 6, 2017

December 7th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

 John 14:27

NEWS

Dean Curry, the first and only director of the College Honors Program (CHP) since its inception in 1997, has announced his planned retirement at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year.  We all wish Dean the best as he now plans for a well-deserved retirement at the end of this academic year.

Accordingly, the Office if the Provost is please to announce the opening of an internal search process for a new director who will begin service on July 1, 2018.  Expressions of interest will be received until the close of business January 9, 2018 and should include a letter explaining your interest/qualifications and a current curriculum vitae.  Send expressions of interest and any questions to Bill Strausbaugh, associate provost, at strausb@messiah.edu.

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Accounts payable holiday payment schedule

The final accounts payable payments in December will be issued on Dec. 21. Please plan by Dec. 12 for a payment on Dec. 21. It is important that all payments for services, honorariums, officials, etc. who performed during 2017 be paid in the 2017 calendar year to meet IRS tax reporting guidelines. Requisition to Check processing should be 1-2 weeks prior to your payment needs. This is to allow adequate time for vendor setup, IRS verification, approvals and invoice processing. Keep in mind any International supplier payments can take longer due to collection of required IRS forms and verification. Our first payment in 2018 is Jan. 4. Thank you for your continued cooperation and support of Accounts Payable. Have a safe and happy holiday

Ten Thousand Villages and the Collaboratory

The Collaboratory is partnering with Ten Thousand Villages to host a sale of 100% Fair Trade gifts from around the world. The sale is Dec. 5-7 in the Eisenhower Commons from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Stop by and become part of the Fair Trade story!

Employee Christmas Luncheon, donation opportunity

In the spirit of Christmas, we are again offering employees the opportunity to give at our Employee Christmas Luncheon on Dec. 15.  The devastation caused by Hurricane Maria to the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico struck a chord in many of our hearts. We contacted several organizations helping with the relief effort on the island and were most inspired by the work of Mennonite Disaster Service, a local charity based in Lititz, Pennsylvania. They have made several visits to Puerto Rico since September and are doing much needed restoration work. One of their projects includes the rebuilding of a Christian, non-denominational school called Academia Menonita Betania. This school is located in a rural section of Puerto Rico and serves 127 students, three of whom are from the Mennonite community. The destruction to the school was vast – the roof was blown off and water damage was extensive throughout the lower floors. Furniture, books, supplies and all musical instruments were destroyed.

While oftentimes disaster relief efforts benefit from donated goods, the situation in Puerto Rico is particularly complex in the type of aid needed to rehabilitate the country. Most organizations working in-country are not able to handle a deluge of material donations and currently do not have the means of transportation, storage or people-power. Financial contributions, however, do allow organizations like Mennonite Disaster Service to provide on-the-ground food and housing materials as well as skilled volunteers in rebuilding homes and infrastructure.

Your support can fund the following:

$1 – A meal for a volunteer

$5 – One pound of drywall screws

$10 – Hammer

$18 – Bag of cement

$25 – Shovel

$37 – Support a volunteer for one day (travel, meals, lodging)

Donations will be collected prior to the luncheon, in the lobby outside Lottie Nelson Dining Room.  If paying by check, please make your check payable to Mennonite Disaster Service.  Be assured that all donations from Messiah College will go directly to the restoration of the school.

We are very appreciative of President’s Cabinet, who will match our collective donations of $1000 with an additional $500.

In closing, please watch the video:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/niv4pw94kn9rhwj/Puerto%20Rico%20video.MOV?dl=0, taken by volunteers at Mennonite Disaster Service

December graduate luncheon

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is pleased to invite you to the December Graduate Luncheon. Come celebrate those students who are on the threshold of Messiah College and the next chapter in their life journey TODAY, Thursday, Dec. 7, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. There will be no formal program. It is a come and go event with a time to fellowship. President Phipps will be meet and greeting the students. Please register by calling the Alumni and Parent Relations Office ext. 5252 to let us know if you plan to attend.

Summer student employment

If your department plans to hire student employees for the summer of 2018, please read the summer hiring information found here prior to proceeding with the summer hiring process or making employment offers.
In order to assist students with obtaining summer on-campus employment and to facilitate earlier placement of students, the Student Employment Office will be holding a summer job fair on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. Departments hiring for one or more new positions and/or replacement positions are required to attend the job fair unless all summer workers are already actively working for the department or are being rehired from the prior summer. Please send an email to bconrad@messiah.edu by Feb. 2 to let us know if you will be attending the job fair.
All summer hires, including current student employees and prior-summer student employees, must be processed and approved for hire by submitting a hiring proposal via the jobs.messiah.edu system. Summer hiring proposals are due no later than March 23, 2018.
If you have any questions about summer student employment, please contact Belinda Conrad at ext. 2900 or bconrad@messiah.edu.

Advise a J-Term break service trip

The Agapé Center for Service and Learning is pleased to offer employees an opportunity to participate in and advise a student service trip over J-Term Break 2018, which will take place Thursday, Feb. 1-Sunday, Feb. 4.

Advisors serve alongside students, assist student leaders in facilitation of reflection and devotions, and assist in any problem-solving that may arise. All costs are covered for advisors.

We are currently looking for advisors who may be interested in specifically serving with Children’s Bible Fellowship of New York (Carmel, New York), Priority One Ministries (Bronx, New York) and World Impact (Newark, New Jersey).

Children’s Bible Fellowship (Carmel, New York)
For nearly 75 years, CBFNY has worked with inner city, at-risk, and disabled youth through summer camp programs consisting of a variety of activities. Messiah students will have the opportunity to participate in outreach and discipleship ministries and will engage in team-building, evangelism and conflict resolution skills through an in-depth orientation that will introduce participants to the realities of urban life.

Priority 1 Ministries (Bronx, New York)
This service trip offers numerous ways to serve. Some students may be serving in a storehouse organizing food and other materials for distribution while others might be directly interacting with homeless communities. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to work with children in an after school tutoring program.

World Impact (Newark, New Jersey)
World Impact is a Christian mission organization dedicated to ministering God’s love in the inner cities of America. Its purpose is to honor and glorify God and delight in Him in the inner cities by knowing God and making him known through evangelism, follow-up discipleship and planting culturally conducive churches.

If you’re interested in serving as an advisor or have additional questions, please contact Shardé Hardy at shardy@messiah.edu by Wednesday, Dec. 20.

Saturday Science Programs at The Oakes Museum of Natural History

The OMNH Curator Club Saturday Science Programs begin again in January. There are six activities including weather prediction, local birds and dangerous plants! Curator Club provides educational science enrichment for kids in grades 3-5 and CC2 is for kids in grades 6-8. Program attendees receive a membership card for free admission to The Oakes Museum of Natural History, a t-shirt and a certificate for three free admissions to bring a friend. Each activity includes a craft or project to bring home. To sign up or find out more go to messiah.edu/oakes or contact us at ext. 2659.

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Job opportunities:

The Division of Enrollment Management has an opening for a part-time, temporary administrative assistant. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11989. Job-related questions may be directed to Laurie Brantner at lbrantner@messiah.edu.

The Fitness Center has three openings for Group Fitness Instructors in the areas of yoga, pilates and spin. For additional information and to apply, please see jobs.messiah.edu. Job-related questions may be directed to Kevin Ogden at kogden@messiah.edu.

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the opening of an internal search process for a new director of the College Honors Program  who will begin service on July 1, 2018.  Expressions of interest will be received until close of business January 9, 2018 and should be sent to Bill Strausbaugh, associate provost, at strausba@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Variety of items.     Twin comforter; brand new, navy and black plaid and solid black (reversible) $20. Set of three beach wall hangers.  Approximately 5.5’’ x 5.5’’, never used, kept in bubble wrap, $5.  Camera scarf, new, never worn, $5, Purses:  All new, never used – $10 each black, reddish pink and neutral/patterned $15, lularoe shirt – XL – worn twice, like new, $15.  Please contact Karen at kgarlinger@messiah.edu.

Christmas trees — Live fir and spruce. 4-7’ $25. 8-14’ $40. Holly $5/5×1′. Located at 9680 Carlisle Rd, Dillsburg. Delivery available. Contact Dale Fogelsanger at dfogelsa@messiah.edu or 717-623-0735.

4K LED Smart Vizio TV (M60-C3), for $485. The TV is a 60 inch 4K LED Smart TV. It has a native 120Hz refreshing rate – effective to 240Hz.
The TV has 5 HDMI Inputs (4 4k 30Hz and 1 4K 60Hz) with 2 HDMI 2.2 inputs. The TV does not have High Dynamic Range (HDR).
The TV is only two years old and is in excellent condition. This model was also the highest rated 4K Smart LED TV in 2015 by CNET.

For more information, please contact Robert Reyes at 717-756-2181 or by e-mail at rreyes@messiah.edu.

House for sale by owner prior to Jan. 15, 2018 listing. Three-bedroom, 2.5 baths, 2,500 sq. ft., 2-car garage with large store room beneath it. Wintertime view of Roundtop, in summer enjoy vegetation easement at tree top level. Light, airy open floor plan. 2 miles from campus in Bowmans Hill development. Come have a look! Call Jonathan Lauer, ext. 3820 or 717-691-8341 jlauer@messiah.edu.

White Christmas express electric train. Bachman Big Hauler White Christmas Express Electric train with realistic smoke, electric steam sound, operating headlight, 14 feet of original track plus an additional 7 feet of track, $75. Contact pseibert@messiah.edu for pictures or information.

Concert tickets. Two tickets to Amy Grant/Michael W. Smith Christmas concert at the Giant Center in Hershey.  The event is Dec. 17 at 7 p.m., section 110, row G, seats 1 and 2.  Face value of $100.  Please contact Gordan Beattie 717-440-0408 or Karen Beattie 717-439-3405.  First come, first serve. 

2005 Saturn Vue XE – $2250 or nearest offer. We have really enjoyed this car. It looks and drives great. It is very spacious and great for shopping trips, camping trips etc. It has a sun-roof, cd-player, alarm system. Non-smoker, title in hand, well maintained. Inspected and valid until end of June 2018. Contact Diane at dgovender@messiah.edu.

FREE:

Free holiday gift wrapping

FREE holiday gift wrapping for anyone who is interested! If you don’t like wrapping gifts, don’t have time or struggle to wrap gifts at home without others sneaking a peek, let us take care of it for you! A variety of wrapping paper is available (see designs here), as well as gift bags, ribbons and bows. All wrapping supplies are included in this free service. For those who wish to give, donations to charitywater.org will be happily accepted but are not expected. Gift wrapping is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 16. Contact Cindy at cagoncillo@messiah.edu to coordinate drop-off/pick-up or for more information.

Wanted: 

Couches needed. Minds Matter, a student-run executive organization dedicated to informing and educating peers about mental health, is in need of up to three couches to furnish their new space in the basement of Hoffman. They wish to make their space warm and inviting for the students they serve. Please consider donating old or new couches to help them make this wish a reality. Contact Kelly Striker at mindsmatter@messiah.edu to coordinate your donation. Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 30

November 30th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Jesus said to him, “If you are able!—All things can be done for the one who believes.”

Mark 9:23

 

NEWS

Four Messiah College students were winners in the Student Auditions of the Allegheny Mountain Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, which was recently held at Gettysburg College. Participants came from many colleges and universities in the central Pennsylvania area. Ian Bethmann won the Classical Senior Men division; Nathan Smith won the Classical Sophomore Men division; and Autumn Deck and Britney Yauger were winners in the Classical Junior Women division. Congratulations to these young and talented vocalists who are all students of Dr. Damian Savarino.

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Assistant Professor of Mathematics Mandy Lohss was an invited speaker in November for Dickinson College’s Math and Computer Science Chat series. Her topic was “Tableaux and the ASEP.”

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Jim Sotherden, registrar and coordinator of student retention, has announced his planned retirement at the end of the academic year after having served for 18+ years. We all wish Jim the best as he begins his retirement.

The Office of the Provost is also pleased to announce the opening of an internal search process for a new registrar who will begin service on July 1, 2018. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11968.

Jonathan Lauer, director of the Murray Library, has announced his planned retirement at the end of the academic year after leading the Library for 28 years. We all wish Jonathan the best as he begins his retirement.

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the opening of a search process for a new director who will begin service on July 1, 2018. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11964

Job related questions may be directed to Bill Strausbaugh at strausba@messiah.edu.

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Accounts payable holiday payment schedule

The final accounts payable payments in December will be issued on Dec. 21. Please plan by Dec. 12 for a payment on Dec. 21. It is important that all payments for services, honorariums, officials, etc. who performed during 2017 be paid in the 2017 Calendar year to meet IRS tax reporting guidelines. Requisition to Check processing should be 1-2 weeks prior to your payment needs. This is to allow adequate time for vendor setup, IRS verification, approvals and invoice processing. Keep in mind any International supplier payments can take longer due to collection of required IRS forms and verification. Our first payment in 2018 is Jan. 4. Thank you for your continued cooperation and support of Accounts Payable. Have a safe and happy holidays.

Help us celebrate Wendy Lippert!

The Intercultural Office Staff would like to invite you to join us for Wendy Lippert’s retirement reception. Wendy is retiring after 23 years at Messiah College, having worked diligently to build study abroad into the thriving program it is today!

Please join us on Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 3 – 5 p.m. in Howe Atrium.

Needed: A few good elves

Each year, in the spirit of the season, employees volunteer to help with setup, serving and cleanup at the Employee Christmas Luncheon. This allows our colleagues in Dining Services and Campus Events to more fully participate in the event. If you haven’t participated before, or if you’ve had a great time volunteering in the past, we need you this year…and it’s fun! Please consider volunteering for one of the following time slots on Friday, Dec. 15:

Set-up: 9 – 10:30 a.m. or 10:30 – noon
Serving: two, 45-minute shifts during lunch; meet at 11:40 a.m. for instructions
Cleanup: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Karen Blair in Human Resources at kblair@messiah.edu by Wednesday, Dec. 6.

December graduate luncheon

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is pleased to invite you to the December Graduate Luncheon. Come celebrate those students who are on the threshold of Messiah College and the next chapter in their life journey on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Martin Commons. There will be no formal program. It is a come and go event with a time to fellowship. Please register online at attend.com/DGL17 to let us know if you plan to attend.

Call for nominations: Class of 1964 Wittlinger Award

The Messiah College Class of 1964 established a student award in recognition of Dr. Carlton O. Wittlinger, their class advisor, as part of their 50th Class Reunion celebration. A graduate of Messiah Junior College in 1935, Wittlinger returned to Messiah and served over 35 years as a teacher and visionary administrator.

The Class of 1964 Wittlinger Award seeks to honor students who demonstrate Wittlinger’s broad academic accomplishments, including his qualities of persistence and unselfish dedication, as they pursue and develop their own academic leadership skills.

Candidates must be juniors with the highest academic promise, including a minimum 3.5 GPA, strong character, integrity and a commitment to service. All educators at Messiah are invited to nominate candidates since there is no restriction as to the major of the recipient.

To nominate a student, contact the director of the Sider Institute, Devin Manzullo-Thomas, at dcthomas@messiah.edu. Please include the student’s name, verification of junior status and a brief statement explaining why you feel the student merits the award. The final list of top candidates will be contacted to verify academic standing and interviewed by the selection committee. Once selected, the recipient will be presented with the Class of 1964 Wittlinger Award during the Wittlinger Chapel Series in February 2018. The award carries a $500 cash prize and a commemorative plaque.

Nominations are due to the Director of the Sider Institute by Dec. 15

Get your tickets today!

*Please note that this production contains mature language and some adult content. *Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Holiday Open House at The Oakes Museum of Natural History

Join us for our annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 1- 5 p.m. This event is our way of saying “thank you” to each of you for supporting us throughout the year. There will be a winter craft project for children, a story time, winter photo booth, special discounts in the museum store, drawings for museum gift certificates, and refreshments. You do not need to RSVP for this event. Admission is free, so invite a friend. Contact us at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu with any questions. We hope to see you there!

Employee work-related travel policy

The Office of Human Resources and Compliance along with the Payroll Office have both recently received some inquiries regarding the College’s policy on employee work-related travel for staff (non-exempt) employees. We have provided some clarifications to our travel policy which can be found in Section 1.38.14 of the Employee Policy and Procedure Manual on the Human Resources and Compliance website at: https://www.messiah.edu/hrmanual. Please direct questions to Don Lerew or Cindy Briel in the Payroll Office.

2nd Annual Faculty Write-In

The Writing Program, the Writing Center, and the Teaching and Learning Initiative would like to invite faculty members to be a part of the second annual Faculty Write-In at the Writing Center during the J-term 2018.

As hosts for the week, we will offer a private room in the Writing Center from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Jan. 8-12. There will be a half-hour break each day to share lunch and conversation with fellow participants. Three times throughout the week (beginning, middle and end), there will be specific opportunities provided to share brief updates on progress with colleagues.

From participants, we request a commitment to be present in the Writing Center from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day and to work specifically on a writing project (as opposed to data crunching or some other auxiliary writing). This opportunity is perfect for those who want to jump-start a writing project that may have been postponed.

We are excited about collaborating to help foster the writing culture at Messiah College and hope that faculty members will consider joining us in the Writing Center for quiet, sustenance and collegial support this J-term. Since space is limited, this opportunity will be available for the first seven people who contact Deana Baddorf at dbaddorf@messiah.edu to register.

* Please note, this offer would not work for those who are teaching during J-term given that it entails a six-hour per day commitment.

Messiah Guitar Ensemble concert

The Messiah College Guitar Ensemble will present a concert on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 1:30 p.m. in the High Foundation Recital Hall. The program will feature Spanish, Appalachian and Christmas pieces, plus much more. The event is open to the public and is free of charge.

Ten Thousand Villages and the Collaboratory

The Collaboratory is partnering with Ten Thousand Villages to host a sale of 100% Fair Trade gifts from around the world. The sale is Dec. 5-7 in the Eisenhower Commons from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Stop by and become part of the Fair Trade story!

Physics demo show

This year’s demos will include gravity and motion demos, levitation, steam power and plasma in a bottle.

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 6 p.m.
Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110)

After the show, there will be some hands-on demos in the lobby.

Reminder to RSVP for Employee Christmas Luncheon

To ensure that we prepare adequately, please send your RSVP for the Employee Christmas Luncheon to the Office of Human Resources and Compliance by Wednesday, Dec. 6. The RSVP card, located on your invitation, is also your entry into the raffle drawing. Please note that you must be present to win. We’re looking forward to a time of fellowship, fine food and festive entertainment!

Please contact Kathy Castonguay at KCastong@messiah.edu or ext. 7086 with questions.

Employee Christmas Luncheon, donation opportunity

In the spirit of Christmas, we are again offering employees the opportunity to give at our Employee Christmas Luncheon on Dec. 15.  The devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, to the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico, struck a chord in many of our hearts. We contacted several organizations helping with the relief effort on the island and were most inspired by the work of Mennonite Disaster Service, a local charity based in Lititz, Pennsylvania. They have made several visits to Puerto Rico since September and are doing much needed restoration work. One of their projects includes the rebuilding of a Christian, non-denominational school called Academia Menonita Betania. This school is located in a rural section of Puerto Rico and serves 127 students, three of whom are from the Mennonite community. The destruction to the school was vast – the roof was blown off and water damage was extensive throughout the lower floors. Furniture, books, supplies and all musical instruments were destroyed.

While oftentimes disaster relief efforts benefit from donated goods, the situation in Puerto Rico is particularly complex in the type of aid needed to rehabilitate the country. Most organizations working in-country are not able to handle a deluge of material donations and currently do not have the means of transportation, storage or people-power. Financial contributions, however, do allow organizations like Mennonite Disaster Service to provide on-the-ground food and housing materials as well as skilled volunteers in rebuilding homes and infrastructure.

Your support can fund the following:

$1 – A meal for a volunteer

$5 – One pound of drywall screws

$10 – Hammer

$18 – Bag of cement

$25 – Shovel

$37 – Support a volunteer for one day (travel, meals, lodging)

Donations will be collected prior to the luncheon, in the lobby outside Lottie Nelson Dining Room.  If paying by check, please make your check payable to Mennonite Disaster Service.  Be assured that all donations from Messiah College will go directly to the restoration of the school.

We are very appreciative of President’s Cabinet, who will match our collective donations of $1000 with an additional $500.

In closing, please watch the video:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/niv4pw94kn9rhwj/Puerto%20Rico%20video.MOV?dl=0, taken by volunteers at Mennonite Disaster Service.

Thank you

I deeply appreciate your kind expressions of sympathy in my time of sorrow. Thank you for keeping me and my family in your thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Sherry Worley

Annual Amani Holiday Sale

Visit our annual Amani Holiday sale Thursday, Nov. 30 and Friday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. -3 p.m. in Eisenhower Commons. You can help support the wonderful work of New Life Homes in Kenya through your purchase of our hand-crafted Amani bead jewelry or Kenyan market items, including lots of great Christmas gifts, ornaments, nativity scenes etc. all priced between $3 and $40. Amani jewelry, made by Messiah student volunteers, features beads from Kazuri Beads of Nairobi, Kenya, a fair-trade organization that employs over 300 single mothers. 100% of the proceeds from the sale will go back to Kenya to support the efforts of New Life Homes of Kenya—a network of best practice homes caring for orphaned and abandoned infants – a beautiful circle of love and hope. Hope you will join us! We accept cash, checks, credit card and Falcon dollars.

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Job opportunities:

The Dept. of Graduate Programs has an opening for a full-time occupational therapy academic fieldwork coordinator/clinical instructor in OT. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11910. Job related questions may be directed to Darlene Perez-Brown at dperezbrown@messiah.edu.

The Department of Operations has several openings for campus events workers. For additional information and to apply, please see jobs.messiah.edu. Job related questions may be directed to Laura Price at lprice@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Christmas trees — Live fir and spruce. 4-7’ $25. 8-14’ $40. Holly $5/5×1′. Located at 9680 Carlisle Rd, Dillsburg. Delivery available. Contact Dale Fogelsanger at dfogelsa@messiah.edu or 717-623-0735.

Variety of items:  clothes, purses and more.    Set of three beach wall hangers.  Approximately 5.5’’ x 5.5’’, never used, kept in bubble wrap, $7.  Camera scarf, new, never worn, $7, Purses:  All new, never used – black, $10, reddish pink $15 and neutral/patterned $15, lularoe shirt – XL – worn twice, like new, $18.  Please contact Karen at kgarlinger@messiah.edu.

4K LED Smart Vizio TV (M60-C3), for $485. The TV is a 60 inch 4K LED Smart TV. It has a native 120Hz refreshing rate – effective to 240Hz.
The TV has 5 HDMI Inputs (4 4k 30Hz and 1 4K 60Hz) with 2 HDMI 2.2 inputs. The TV does not have High Dynamic Range (HDR).
The TV is only two years old and is in excellent condition. This model was also the highest rated 4K Smart LED TV in 2015 by CNET.

For more information, please contact Robert Reyes at 717-756-2181 or by e-mail at rreyes@messiah.edu

FREE:

Kittens – Free to Good Home

Looking for homes for 5 kittens. They’re about 6 weeks old and just stopped bottle feeding. 3 tabby males, 1 black female, 1 black/white male. All very sweet. Will only send to indoor only homes. Kittens will be tested for FelV and FIV, given kitten shots and wormed prior to giving away. Contact Cady at CSullivan@messiah.edu if interested.

Wanted: 

Couches needed. Minds Matter, a student-run executive organization dedicated to informing and educating peers about mental health, is in need of up to three couches to furnish their new space in the basement of Hoffman. They wish to make their space warm and inviting for the students they serve. Please consider donating old or new couches to help them make this wish a reality. Contact Kelly Striker at mindsmatter@messiah.edu to coordinate your donation. Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 16, 2017

November 16th, 2017 by dran

If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.

Matthew 21:22

NEWS

Dottie Weigel, graduate program in higher education, presented a pre-conference workshop “Making Learning Meaningful through Integrative Leaning” at the National Conference on Students in Transition in Costa Mesa, California. The annual conference is sponsored by the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

On Oct. 7, Nance McCown, associate professor of communication, presented findings from her sabbatical research at the Public Relations Society of America’s Educators Academy, the highly competitive, refereed research portion of the PRSA international conference held this year in Boston. Boston University hosted the morning panels and research paper presentations, while afternoon poster sessions and an evening awards reception took place at the Marriott Copy Place. McCown’s paper, based on a qualitative case study including in-depth interviews, participant observation, and internal document analysis, was titled “Non-profit Employee Engagement through internal Communication, Leadership Style, and Workplace Culture.”

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No Intercom on Thanksgiving

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Intercom will not publish on Thursday, Nov. 23. It will resume Nov. 30.

Call for nominations: Class of 1964 Wittlinger Award

The Messiah College Class of 1964 established a student award in recognition of Dr. Carlton O. Wittlinger, their class advisor, as part of their 50th Class Reunion celebration. A graduate of Messiah Junior College in 1935, Wittlinger returned to Messiah and served over 35 years as a teacher and visionary administrator.

The Class of 1964 Wittlinger Award seeks to honor students who demonstrate Wittlinger’s broad academic accomplishments, including his qualities of persistence and unselfish dedication, as they pursue and develop their own academic leadership skills.

Candidates must be juniors with the highest academic promise, including a minimum 3.5 GPA, strong character, integrity and a commitment to service. All educators at Messiah are invited to nominate candidates since there is no restriction as to the major of the recipient.

To nominate a student, contact the director of the Sider Institute, Devin Manzullo-Thomas, at dcthomas@messiah.edu. Please include the student’s name, verification of junior status and a brief statement explaining why you feel the student merits the award. The final list of top candidates will be contacted to verify academic standing and interviewed by the selection committee. Once selected, the recipient will be presented with the Class of 1964 Wittlinger Award during the Wittlinger Chapel Series in February 2018. The award carries a $500 cash prize and a commemorative plaque.

Nominations are due to the Director of the Sider Institute by Dec. 15

United Way employee pledge drive launched

Please note:  Employee Pledge Drive forms should be sent to Kathy Castonguay, Suite 3015.

The annual Employee Pledge Drive runs through tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 17.

Currently, 26% of local workers earn poverty-level wages. By donating to the United Way of the Capital Region (UWCR) during the pledge drive, you can support the Workforce Development project, which helps help the un- and underemployed obtain jobs where they can earn a living wage. Partners including South Central PA Works will help individuals secure and maintain employment with organizations such as PinnacleHealth, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company and Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency.

To learn more about this program and others that help individuals and families address critical issues go to:  https://www.uwcr.org/images/pdf/united_for_change.pdf

Donating to the United Way is an opportunity for you to help realize solutions to problems in our community. 100% of your contribution is directed to local programs and services. You can:

  • Select one of four focus areas (Access to Health Care, School Readiness, Workforce Development or Basic Needs);
  • Specify the non-profit recipient; or
  • Allow the United Way to apply your donation to the area of greatest need

Please contact Kathy Castonguay, Human Resources and Compliance, with any questions. Thank you for your consideration.

Save the Date

The Employee Christmas Luncheon will be held on Friday, Dec. 15 from noon to 2:30 p.m. Please plan to attend this special holiday celebration to enjoy fellowship, a delicious meal, Christmas carols, door prizes and more!

Nobel Prize Seminar on Nov. 28

Please plan to attend the 8th annual “Nobel Prize Seminar” on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 5:15 p.m. in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110). The seminar includes Nobel prizes awarded in physics presented by Dr. Matthew Farrar, chemistry presented by Dr. Jesse Kleingardner, and medicine presented by Dr. Jennifer Ness-Myers. Refreshments will be served beginning at 5 p.m.

Help us Celebrate Wendy Lippert

The Intercultural Office Staff would like to invite you to join us for Wendy Lippert’s retirement reception. Wendy is retiring after 23 years at Messiah College, having worked diligently to build study abroad into the thriving program it is today!

Please join us on Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 3 – 5 p.m. in Howe Atrium.

Needed: A few good elves

Each year, in the spirit of the season, employees volunteer to help with setup, serving and cleanup at the Employee Christmas Luncheon. This allows our colleagues in Dining Services and Campus Events to more fully participate in the event. If you haven’t participated before, or if you’ve had a great time volunteering in the past, we need you this year…and it’s fun! Please consider volunteering for one of the following time slots on Friday, Dec. 15:

Set-up: 9 – 10:30 a.m. or 10:30 – noon
Serving: two, 45-minute shifts during lunch; meet at 11:40 a.m. for instructions
Cleanup: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Karen Blair in Human Resources at kblair@messiah.edu by Wednesday, Dec. 6.

Tennessee Williams’ “Summer and Smoke” continues this weekend

Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to present the Tennessee Williams classic “Summer and Smoke,” continuing this Thursday night and running until Sunday in Miller Theater.

Set in Mississippi in the early part of the 20th century, this story follows the relationship between an extremely puritanical Southern girl and a rather un-puritanical young doctor. Each is attracted to the other, but because of their vastly divergent attitudes toward life, they are unable to connect. This play explores the human experience of both body and soul and the consequences of not finding the balance between the two.

“Summer and Smoke” runs Nov. 9 -12 and 16 – 19. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office, by phone at 717-691-6036, online at www.messiah.edu/tickets, or at the door as available.

Get your tickets today!

*Please note that this production contains mature language and some adult content. *Recommended for ages 12 and up.

December graduate luncheon

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is pleased to invite you to the December Graduate Luncheon. Come celebrate those students who are on the threshold of Messiah College and the next chapter in their life journey on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Martin Commons. There will be no formal program. It is a come and go event with a time to fellowship. Please register online at attend.com/DGL17 to let us know if you plan to attend.

Two Bridges Catering

As many of you may be aware, the Catering Department of Dining Services has established a new “identity” in an effort to help widen the goals and opportunities of the department. Two Bridges Catering is now the name to remember as services are offered for college and non-college related functions both on and off campus in the West Shore and Harrisburg Areas.

Whether you are in need of an appetizing lunch, refreshments for a meeting, delicious ideas for a reception, church, or dinner function, or simply want to enjoy something sweet from the Bakery, Two Bridges Catering is here to help! There is even the opportunity to save 25%-40% off the standard prices if you are willing to pick-up the order. Call ext. 4095 or email catering@messiah.edu with inquires.

Two Bridges Catering is also hiring on-call wait staff to assist with events. Applicants must be able to work flexible hours and be 18 or older. Current part-time Messiah College employees are welcome to apply, however, this is not meant for those who are already full-time employees or enrolled students. If interested, please visit the job posting at https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11461 or inquire at catering@messiah.edu.

Your continued support is greatly appreciated and we look forward your next event!

Be safe when shoveling snow

Cold weather is here and it may not be long until white flakes of snow start falling. While they’re lovely to look at, those light flakes can become very heavy when you have to shovel them off sidewalks and driveways. Here are some tips from BrickStreet Insurance on how to remain safe and injury free during the snow falls of winter.

TODAY: Jadu /web services open door hours

Do you have a question, issue or need some assistance with your Jadu website? Web Services is hosting Open Door hours today from 8:15 -10 a.m. in Boyer 337. No need to make a reservation, just stop in and visit with us.

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For sale:

Christmas trees — Live fir and spruce. 4-7’ $25. 8-14’ $40. Holly $5/5×1′. Located at 9680 Carlisle Rd, Dillsburg. Delivery available. Contact Dale Fogelsanger at dfogelsa@messiah.edu or 717-623-0735.

Job opportunities:

The Dept. of Graduate Programs has an opening for a full-time occupational therapy academic fieldwork coordinator/clinical instructor in OT. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11910. Job related questions may be directed to Darlene Perez-Brown @dperezbrown@messiah.edu.

Dining Services has an opening for a part-time dining services associate. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11918. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Thursday, Nov. 9

November 9th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight

    Proverbs 3: 5-6

NEWS

Scott Kieffer, professor of exercise science, received the Honor Award by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) on Nov. 4. The award honors him for more than 30 years of service in various roles over the years, most recently executive director since 2012. The organization hosts an annual event with 800 attendees, 170 abstracts/Clinical Case Studies, and 40+ invited speakers.

Sam Boden, sustainability studies and pre-law minor, published his Honors Research titled, “Food Policy Councils in the Mid-Atlantic: Working Towards Justice,” in the Journal of Agriculture Food Systems and Community Development. His work, done in the spring of 2017, focused on the role of localized food councils in Pennsylvania and Maryland and how their organizational structure influences their work toward justice and democracy in the food system.

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Annual soup sale

The annual soup sale sponsored by the Division of Finance and Planning is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the payroll office lobby, located on the first floor of Old Main. Enjoy a cup of soup for $3, a barbecue sandwich for $2 and a dessert for $1. Soup options include: cheese broccoli, cheeseburger, chicken and bacon corn, creamy crab, minestrone, pizza soup, tomato bisque, turkey chili and a few yet to be determined. ALL proceeds benefit local families for Christmas. We are also collecting canned goods and non-perishable food items for Silence of Mary Homes in Harrisburg. Please consider supporting this worthy cause and enjoying some homemade food/goodies!

Off-campus study pre-approval deadline is Dec. 1

Students wishing to study off campus in either domestic or international semester-long programs for fall 2018 must submit their completed preapproval applications by Dec. 1. Students can access the application at http://intercultural.messiah.edu/

If students have questions about programs or the process, they can contact the Intercultural Office at intecultural@messiah.edu or schedule an appointment with Lauren or Wendy at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0949afad2ba75-advising

Introducing a new public events Calendar on messiah.edu

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

What types of events are posted on the new calendar?

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

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

How can I request my campus event be added to the new calendar?

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

Holiday Open House at The Oakes Museum of Natural History

Join us for our annual Holiday Open House, Saturday, Dec. 2, from 1- 5 p.m. This event is our way of saying “thank you” to each of you for supporting us throughout the year. There will be a winter craft project for children, a story time, winter photo booth, special discounts in the museum store, drawings for museum gift certificates, and refreshments. You do not need to RSVP for this event. Admission is free, so invite a friend. Contact us at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu with any questions. We hope to see you there!

Call for nominations: Class of 1964 Wittlinger Award

The Messiah College Class of 1964 established a student award in recognition of Dr. Carlton O. Wittlinger, their class advisor, as part of their 50th Class Reunion celebration. A graduate of Messiah Junior College in 1935, Wittlinger returned to Messiah and served over 35 years as a teacher and visionary administrator.

The Class of 1964 Wittlinger Award seeks to honor students who demonstrate Wittlinger’s broad academic accomplishments, including his qualities of persistence and unselfish dedication, as they pursue and develop their own academic leadership skills.

Candidates must be juniors with the highest academic promise, including a minimum 3.5 GPA, strong character, integrity and a commitment to service. All educators at Messiah are invited to nominate candidates since there is no restriction as to the major of the recipient.

To nominate a student, contact the director of the Sider Institute, Devin Manzullo-Thomas, at dcthomas@messiah.edu. Please include the student’s name, verification of junior status and a brief statement explaining why you feel the student merits the award. The final list of top candidates will be contacted to verify academic standing and interviewed by the selection committee. Once selected, the recipient will be presented with the Class of 1964 Wittlinger Award during the Wittlinger Chapel Series in February 2018. The award carries a $500 cash prize and a commemorative plaque.

Nominations are due to the Director of the Sider Institute by Dec. 15.

Accounts Payable Holiday Payment Schedule

Accounts Payable will not be processing payments the week of Thanksgiving. If you have a payment need please plan accordingly by Nov. 7, for a payment on Nov. 16, to meet payment expectations. The final payment before Christmas closing will be Thursday, Dec. 21. Please plan accordingly by Dec. 12 for a payment on Dec. 21. It is important that all payments for 2017 services, honorariums, officials, etc. be paid the same calendar year to meet IRS tax reporting guidelines.

Requisition to check processing should be 1-2 weeks prior to your payment needs and more if a new supplier. This is to allow adequate time for vendor setup, approvals and invoice processing. Keep in mind any International supplier payments can take longer due to collection of required IRS forms and verification. Our first payment in 2018 is Jan. 4. Thank you for your continued cooperation and support of Accounts Payable. Have a safe and happy holidays.

Materials for Authors’ Exhibit, Dec. 7

The annual Authors’ Exhibit will be held on Thursday, Dec. 7.Please submit hard copies of your publications, exhibits, performance materials etc. from January to December 2017 for display at this important event held in conjunction with the New Doc’s Tea. Materials can be dropped off at Darcy Griffiths’ office in Boyer 101 or put in campus mail to Suite 3008. Materials will be returned to you following the event.

United Way Employee Pledge Drive Launched

Please note:  Employee Pledge Drive forms should be sent to Kathy Castonguay, Suite 3015.

The annual Employee Pledge Drive launched last week and will run through Friday, Nov. 17.

By donating to the United Way of the Capital Region (UWCR) during the pledge drive, you can help support a project that helps the un- and underinsured gain access to health care. Currently, nearly 38,000 people in our region are without medical insurance and thousands more are underinsured. The Access to Health Care project employs four community health workers who connect people to care through a partner or provider of one’s choice.

To learn more about this program and others that help individuals and families address critical issues go to:  https://www.uwcr.org/images/pdf/united_for_change.pdf

Donating to the United Way is an opportunity for you to help realize solutions to problems in our community. 100 percentof your contribution is directed to local programs and services.  You can:

  • Select one of four focus areas (Access to Health Care, School Readiness, Workforce Development or Basic Needs)
  • Specify the non-profit recipient

 or

  • Allow the United Way to apply your donation to the area of greatest need

Please contact Kathy Castonguay, Human Resources and Compliance, with any questions.  Thank you for your consideration.

Web services open door hours Nov. 16

The Web Services team (Kris and Ramona) will be available Thursday, Nov. 16 from 8:15-10 a.m. in Boyer 337. We are available to answer your Jadu questions or help you strategize your next website project.

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

Save the Date

The Employee Christmas Luncheon will be held on Friday, Dec. 15 from noon to 2:30 p.m. Please plan to attend this special holiday celebration to enjoy fellowship, a delicious meal, Christmas carols, door prizes and more!

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Job opportunities:

The Intercultural Office has an opening for the assistant director of off campus programs. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11841. Job related questions may be directed to Faith Minnich-Kjesbo at fminnich@messiah.edu.

 

November 2, 2017

November 2nd, 2017 by dran

Better the poor whose walk is blameless
    than the rich whose ways are perverse. 

Proverbs 28:6

NEWS

Todd Goranson, professor of music, was appointed president of the Christian Performing Artists’ Fellowship and The MasterWorks Festival on Oct. 1. CPAF is an international non-profit arts organization that hosts North America’s largest Christian performing arts festival for orchestra, piano, choral and vocal, theater, and film making students aged 14-30.

Seven students from biological sciences and chemistry and biochemistry (Danielle Delp, Krysta Goldbach, Emily Isaga, Rebekah Jones, Mark Lauria, Ashlee Leib and Justin Sweitzer) accompanied Dr. Larry Mylin and Dr. John Harms to Penn StateCollege of Medicine on Wednesday, Oct. 25. There, they had the opportunity to listen to a seminar presentation by Dr. Peter C. Doherty, 1996 co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering how recognition of virus components by immune T cells is controlled by the genetics of the infected individual. The students were especially delighted by the opportunity to talk personally with Doherty after the seminar about Messiah College and our science program. In his seminar presentation, Doherty talked about topics that relate closely to research currently being conducted on our campus in the laboratories of Mylin and Harms.

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Civility in the Workplace – networking breakfast

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 15
Speaker: Jeff Coleman, founder and principal, Churchill Strategies
Tension is rising. Click by click, social media is tearing down the curtain between “private” and “public”-personally held beliefs now flood public spaces. The workplace is no longer an oasis of civility. Where are we heading? Is it too late to change course? Jeff’s presentation will help workplace leaders use the national moment to consider their commitment to creating a culture of civility and grace.

Jeff Coleman is the principal of Churchill Strategies, a branding and communications agency in Harrisburg.
Itinerary:
7- 7:30 a.m. | Registration and networking
7:30- 9 a.m. | Event speaker
9 a.m. | Event concludes, but guests are encouraged to stay and network

Location:
Messiah College, Martin Commons
Register online at http://attend.com/mcba1115

Important reminder to faculty – 2018 J-Term and spring semester work submission deadlines set

Learning Technology Services would like to remind the faculty that it’s not too early to begin planning ahead. The 2018 J-Term and spring semester work submission deadlines have been set. Please coordinate your needs for your courses with the deadline dates located on the ITS blog at the following link: http://blogs.messiah.edu/its/archives/7810

Procedure review:

  1. Messiah faculty are notified of the semester work submission deadlines by the administrative assistant to ITS (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 in College Press.
  2. Faculty must complete the online course materials form located on the ITS blog at this link: http://www.messiah.edu/forms/form/331/en/use_of_copyrighted_course_material. The online form allows you to enter/attach your copyright clearance requests, automatically creates the work requisition, and allows you to attach a PDF file of your course pack or lab manual.
  3. It is imperative that faculty who plan to sell a course pack/lab manual to students notify Aleisha Wildon, course materials manager at the Campus Store and Textbook Express.
  4. VERY IMPORTANT: Following the deadlines allows ample time for production, ensures our students have a positive experience when purchasing and receiving their course materials and the instructor has the assurance that their course pack is available for students to purchase before classes begin.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Diane Hunsinger, administrative assistant to ITS, at ext. 3895. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

On campus internships

The Career and Professional Development Center is looking to establish a comprehensive list of on-campus internships, particularly for students who are unable to access off-campus opportunities. If you have not hosted an intern in a while or you would like to create an internship opportunity for a student, please contact the CPDC, career@messiah.edu or 717-691-6016.

Accounts Payable requisition to payment

Accounts Payable has received an overload of quick turnaround payment requests. Our expectations are that the campus community is allowing 1-2 weeks for requisition to check processing time. We have high volumes of data to process and cannot meet the 1-3 day payment turnaround times requested. Please plan your check needs accordingly. We understand that urgent situation arise at times and these are handled on a case-by-case basis. Your continued cooperation is greatly appreciated. Any questions related to this announcement may be addressed at Accountspayable@messiah.edu.

Introducing a new Public Events Calendar on messiah.edu

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

What types of events are posted on the new calendar?

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

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

How can I request my campus event be added to the new calendar?

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

Free showing of Charlotte’s Web

Come to Parmer Cinema on Sunday, Nov. 5 from 2-4 p.m. for a free showing of the classic Charlotte’s Web. A number of families from Downey Elementary School will be in attendance and all Messiah employees and families are invited to enjoy the movie and make them feel welcome on campus! See you there!

Geisinger Holy Spirit and Messiah College School of Graduate Studies to offer “Partners in Caring” speaker series; first one held Nov. 13

Geisinger Holy Spirit and the Messiah College School of Graduate Studies have partnered to present the “Partners in Caring” Speaker Series, designed to address relevant health and quality of life issues facing residents of south central Pennsylvania. The two entities are excited to work together in their efforts to expand their reach to a broader audience and educate the residents of south central Pennsylvania about the future of healthcare. This Speaker Series is open to the public and will prove to be beneficial to a diverse audience of students from both undergraduate and graduate programs.

The first session, a free community forum on Geisinger’s MyCode Community Health Initiative, will be held Monday, Nov. 13, from 7-8:30 p.m. in Messiah College’s Hostetter Chapel.

MyCode collects and analyzes genetic information sequenced from DNA in small amounts of blood given by participating patients. Genetic sequencing, which reads the genes in a person’s genome, finds differences in individual genes. Some of these differences can increase risk for certain medical conditions. Others are helpful, providing protection from disease.

Andy Faucett, director of policy and education at Geisinger, will provide more information about how the MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the largest research projects of its kind in the world, is advancing the science of precision health and directly affecting the lives of Pennsylvania residents. From autism to heart disease, genetic research is helping us to better understand our personalized risks, and shows promise in helping us more effectively treat disease in the future.

To reserve your free tickets for the Nov. 13 event, please call the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036. Reserved tickets can be picked up in advance or held at the Messiah College ticket office. Seating is limited.

United Way Employee Pledge drive launched!

The annual Employee Pledge Drive launched this week and will run through Friday, Nov. 17.

Some of the most pressing needs in our region are disparities in school readiness and achievement. Research shows that high-quality pre-kindergarten programs increase a child’s chances of succeeding in school. By donating to the United Way of the Capital Region (UWCR) during the pledge drive, you can support the School Readiness project, which employs early education liaisons who work with schools to tailor approaches to help prepare children for kindergarten.

To learn more about this program and others that help individuals and families address critical issues go to: https://www.uwcr.org/images/pdf/united_for_change.pdf

Donating to the United Way is an opportunity for you to help realize solutions to problems in our community. 100 percent of your contribution is directed to local programs and services. You can:

• Select one of four focus areas (Access to Health Care, School Readiness, Workforce Development or Basic Needs)
• Specify the non-profit recipient
or
• Allow the United Way to apply your donation to the area of greatest need

Please contact Victoria Johnson, Human Resources and Compliance, with any questions. Thank you for your consideration.

Holiday Open House at The Oakes Museum of Natural History

Join us for our annual Holiday Open House, Saturday, December 2, from 1 – 5 p.m. This event is our way of saying “thank you” to each of you for supporting us throughout the year. There will be a winter craft project for children, a story time, winter photo booth, special discounts in the museum store, drawings for museum gift certificates, and refreshments. You do not need to RSVP for this event. Admission is free, so invite a friend. Contact us at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu with any questions. We hope to see you there!

Annual Soup Sale

The annual soup sale sponsored by the Division of Finance and Planning is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. in the payroll office lobby, located on the first floor of Old Main. Enjoy a cup of soup for $3, a barbecue sandwich for $2 and a dessert for $1. ALL proceeds benefit local families for Christmas. We are also collecting canned goods and non-perishable food items for Silence of Mary Homes in Harrisburg. Please consider supporting this worthy cause and enjoying some homemade food/goodies!

CLASSIFIEDS

For sale:

2014 Honda CRV EX. 68,000 miles, runs perfectly well. A few scratches. Black exterior, black cloth interior. Sun roof, back-up cameras, very clean. Asking $16,000. Pictures and more specs can be found here: https://harrisburg.craigslist.org/cto/d/2014-honda-crv/6345999952.html For more information contact:  rcornacchio@messiah.edu

Used fire pit. Asking $30. Cover included. Email cwiddowson@messiah.edu for additional pictures.

Black Tama Imperialstar drum kit.  Five Piece:  18” kick drum, 13” snare, 10”, 12”, 14” toms. drum throme Tama high hat, 18” ride, Sabian 17” crash, Zildjian 16” crash, Zildjian splash cymbal and stands.  Excellent condition with all new heads.  Asking $475.  Call Bill at 717-253-5196.

Wanted:

ISO Board Games for LSU. The Larsen Student Union has a great new addition this school year – a 10-foot high, glass cabinet full of table games (think family game night)! The students can’t seem to get enough of these games and the Student Involvement and Leadership Programs office would love to fill it with event more games that you might be storing at home and no longer use. Please consider donating your unused games to the SILP office (in any condition), M-F 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Just drop them off to the reception desk. Multiple copies will be shared around campus. Any questions, please email silp@messiah.edu or call ext. 5240. Thank you!

FAMILY PET NEEDS NEW HOME. Eight year old male Maltipoo (Maltese/Poodle) needs a new home due to our family moving. Free to a good home. Please contact Bryce at bwickard@messiah.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 26, 2017

October 26th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

James 1:6

NEWS

The School of Business, Education and Social Sciences is pleased to announce that Stephanie Patterson has accepted the position of administrative assistant to the dean. Having joined the Messiah College community in 2013, Patterson has spent most of her time in Graduate Programs, most recently supporting the Occupational Therapy and Dietetic Internship programs. Her enthusiasm and commitment to the college are evident. Please join us in welcoming Stephanie.

Randall Zwally, senior lecturer in music, attended, by special invitation from the U. S. Dept. of State, the Swearing-In Ceremony, in Washington, D. C. of the new U. S. Ambassador to Guatemala, Dr. Luis Arreaga, on Oct. 17. After the ceremony Dr. Arreaga invited Zwally to come to Guatemala this summer to present a series of classical guitar concerts and lecture recitals. Zwally’s association with Guatemala developed during his time of study at the National Conservatory of Music of that country.

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Web services open door hours today from 2-4pm

The Web Services team, Kris Hardy and Ramon Fritschi, will be available Friday, Oct. 27 from 2-4 p.m. in Boyer 337. We are available to answer your Jadu questions or help you strategize your next website project.

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

On campus internships

The Career and Professional Development Center is looking to establish a comprehensive list of on-campus internships, particularly for students who are unable to access off-campus opportunities. If you have not hosted an intern in a while or you would like to create an internship opportunity for a student, please contact the CPDC, career@messiah.edu or 717-691-6016.

Soup and dessert sale

Eight members of the Engle Center Team are participating in this year’s Harrisburg Marathon Relay. They have formed two teams of four and each team hopes to raise enough money to provide for a clean water well in a village in India that currently has no access to clean water.

Last year, four of our staff members ran for this cause, and this year we have doubled our efforts! Our desire for people to live in good health extends beyond our campus and to the other side of the world. Help us make a dent in eliminating water-borne illness!

Here’s one great way to support us:

Soup and dessert sale

When: Monday, Oct. 30: 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Engle Center waiting room
Cost:
Soup: cup – $2.50 quart $10
Chili
White chicken chili
Pepperjack tomato Chicken corn Tortellini

Dessert $1 each

For more information on our fundraising efforts, please check out the links below:

https://www.flipcause.com/secure/team_fundraiser/MTg4Nzk=/1104
https://www.flipcause.com/secure/team_fundraiser/MTg4Nzk=/1299
(be sure to check out the really cool video at the end of each link)

Thank you for your support!

Team Engle (and Adi, too!)

Homecoming pedometer challenge winners

Congratulations to the top three teams in our Homecoming Pedometer Challenge!

First Place: Synchronicity (average steps/member on Saturday – 21,900)
Members: Lyndsay Grimm, Kris Hansen-Kieffer, Doug Wood and Becky Woodruff

Second Place: OAPR (average steps/member on Saturday – 17,057)
Members: Jay McClymont, Michelle Shellenberger, Ashley Sider and Olivia Snare

Third Place: Hoco Hikers (average steps/member on Saturday – 10,196)
Members: Jonathan Bert, Abby Love, Derek Mauldin and Dennis Weller

“Healthy Holidays” cooking demonstration

On Monday, Oct. 30 the employee wellness program is sponsoring a cooking demonstration (with free treats for all!) from 5-5:45 p.m.. This wellness workshop is titled “Healthy Holidays” and will be held in Jordan 63. Come learn how you can make the holidays healthier for your loved ones. Email Doug Miller at dmiller@messiah.edu if you are interested in attending.

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Job opportunities:

The Department of Graduate Programs has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant to the director of occupational therapy and to the director of dietetics.
For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11803. Job-related questions may be directed to Rebekah Ostby at rostby@messiah.edu.

For sale:

2014 Honda CRV EX. 68,000 miles, runs perfectly well. A few scratches. Black exterior, black cloth interior. Sun roof, back-up cameras, very clean. Asking $16,000. Pictures and more specs can be found here: https://harrisburg.craigslist.org/cto/d/2014-honda-crv/6345999952.html For more information contact:  rcornacchio@messiah.edu

For rent:

House for rent. 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch house in Winding Hills for rent. Less than ten minutes from Campus. Fenced yard and 2-car garage. Access to walking trails and community pool. Washer/Dryer included. $1700/month plus utilities. Available November 1. Contact Kimberly at 717-608-0953. kphillips@messiah.edu

Wanted:

ISO Board Games for LSU. The Larsen Student Union has a great new addition this school year – a 10-foot high, glass cabinet full of table games (think family game night)! The students can’t seem to get enough of these games and the Student Involvement and Leadership Programs office would love to fill it with event more games that you might be storing at home and no longer use. Please consider donating your unused games to the SILP office (in any condition), M-F 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Just drop them off to the reception desk. Multiple copies will be shared around campus. Any questions, please email silp@messiah.edu or call extension 5240. Thank you!

FAMILY PET NEEDS NEW HOME. Eight year old male Maltipoo (Maltese/Poodle) needs a new home due to our family moving. Free to a good home. Please contact Bryce at bwickard@messiah.edu.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATION

Designer purse BINGO

Love purses? You’re invited to attend a designer purse bingo (20 games!) on Sunday, Oct 29. See photos of purses at www.facebook.com/MMADesignerPurseBingo/ Additional information on the attached flyer or contact Susan Donat sdonat@messiah.edu for tickets. All proceeds benefit the music programs of the Mechanicsburg Area School District.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 19, 2017

October 19th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves.  Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load.

Galatians 6: 1- 5

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Google Vice President Dr. Greg Moore to speak on campus

Google Vice President Dr. Greg Moore, M.D., Ph.D. will give a campus presentation on Monday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. This event is sponsored by the College Honors Program.

Moore is Google’s senior global healthcare leader. He is a distinguished physician, engineer, innovator, neuroradiologist, technology and clinical informatics professional, and neuroscientist. He is passionate about transforming health care technology to benefit humankind. He is also an advocate for children with special needs and has extensive involvement with medical missions in the developing world. For his Messiah presentation, he will address the interface between technology and global health care.

Admission is free and open to the public. No ticket is required.
For more information please contact: collegehonorsprogram@messiah.edu

Discount wholesale club membership enrollment

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

BJ’s Wholesale Club – $35 for 12 months for Inner Circle membership; $75 for 12 months for BJ’s Reward membership. To begin a new or renew an existing membership print and complete the application (contact the purchasing department ext. 6010 or purchasing@messiah.edu for a copy of the application). If paying by credit card the application can be emailed to our BJ’s representative, Angie Kriner-Doorfee, at akrinerdoorfee@bjs.com. If paying by check, please mail the application and check to Angie Kriner-Doorfee, BJ’s Wholesale Club, 540 Gateway Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201. This membership offer is valid from Oct.1-31. This offer is not available in the store.

Sam’s Club – $45 for 12 months membership. To begin a new membership or renew an existing membership, come to our on-campus event in the ECC outside of the Falcon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mon., Oct. 23 or Tues., Oct. 24 . Bring your Messiah College ID and pay with cash or a check to receive the exclusive coupon savings PLUS a $10 Sam’s Club gift card. This offer is not available in the store.

Costco Wholesale – $60 for 12 months Gold Star Membership; $120 for 12 months for Executive membership. To begin a new membership or renew an existing membership, you must bring a Costco Special Offer Flyer (contact the purchasing department ext. 6010 or purchasing@messiah.edu for a copy of the special Offer flyer) and your Messiah College ID to the Harrisburg Costco location between Oct. 1- 31. New and renewed memberships will receive a $10 Costco card with gold star membership or a $20 Costco card with executive membership. This offer is available only during the month of October.
Store location: 5125 Jonestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA

Please contact purchasing@messiah.edu or call ext.6010 with questions.

2017 Religion and Society Lecture

Rev. Daniel G. Groody, C.S.C., will give a lecture titled, “Passing Over: A Theology of Migration” at Messiah College on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in Parmer Hall. This event is sponsored by the Department of Biblical and Religious Studies.

Father Groody is a Catholic priest, a Holy Cross religious, a scholar, teacher and an award-winning author and film producer. He is currently an Associate Professor of Theology and Global Affairs and the Faculty Director of the Global Leadership Program at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He teaches courses on U.S. Latino Spirituality, Christian Spirituality and the Heart’s Desire and Social Change. He lectures widely in the United States as well as in Latin America, Europe and Asia.

This lecture is free and open to the public. No ticket is required.
For more information, please contact deptbrs@messiah.edu

Civility in the Workplace – networking breakfast

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 15
Speaker: Jeff Coleman, founder and principal, Churchill Strategies
Tension is rising. Click by click, social media is tearing down the curtain between “private” and “public”-personally held beliefs now flood public spaces. The workplace is no longer an oasis of civility. Where are we heading? Is it too late to change course? Jeff’s presentation will help workplace leaders use the national moment to consider their commitment to creating a culture of civility and grace.

Jeff Coleman is the principal of Churchill Strategies, a branding and communications agency in Harrisburg.
Itinerary:
7- 7:30 a.m. | Registration and networking
7:30- 9 a.m. | Event speaker
9 a.m. | Event concludes, but guests are encouraged to stay and network

Location:
Messiah College, Martin Commons
Register online at http://attend.com/mcba1115

Family Concert with Messiah College Symphony Orchestra

The Messiah College Symphony Orchestra proudly presents a Family Concert for ALL members of the family (even the very young and the very loud)! This one-hour concert will feature several works including Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. After the performance, children in the audience will be invited to try many of the instruments in an Instrument Petting Zoo. The concert will take place at Sat., Oct. 21 at 11 a.m. in Parmer Hall of the High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. Free Admission.

Important reminder to faculty – 2018 J-Term and spring semester work submission deadlines set

Learning Technology Services would like to remind the faculty that it’s not too early to begin planning ahead. The 2018 J-Term and spring semester work submission deadlines have been set. Please coordinate your needs for your courses with the deadline dates located on the ITS blog at the following link: http://blogs.messiah.edu/its/archives/7810

Procedure review:

  1. Messiah faculty are notified of the semester work submission deadlines by the administrative assistant to ITS (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 in College Press.
  2. Faculty must complete the online course materials form located on the ITS blog at this link: http://www.messiah.edu/forms/form/331/en/use_of_copyrighted_course_material. The online form allows you to enter/attach your copyright clearance requests, automatically creates the work requisition, and allows you to attach a PDF file of your course pack or lab manual.
  3. It is imperative that faculty who plan to sell a course pack/lab manual to students notify Aleisha Wildon, course materials manager at the Campus Store and Textbook Express.
  4. VERY IMPORTANT: Following the deadlines allows ample time for production, ensures our students have a positive experience when purchasing and receiving their course materials and the instructor has the assurance that their course pack is available for students to purchase before classes begin.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Diane Hunsinger, administrative assistant to ITS, at ext. 3895. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Office of Marketing and Communications to hold social media “Open Door” day

Are you looking to strengthen your department’s social media presence? Do you want to learn how to use the features of the various social media channels? The Office of Marketing and Communications will hold a social media “open door” day to help answer one-on-one questions you may have about Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and more. Open door day will be held Oct. 25 from 2-4:45 p.m. in Boyer 337 (computer lab)! To help plan, please sign up for a time slot here: ttsu.me/ujayvz

You can contact Danielle Ran, director of communications, at dran@messiah.edu or Livia Ungurean, communications specialist, at lungurean@messiah.edu if you have questions. We hope to see you there!

Halloween safety

Do you have or know children who “trick or treat” at Halloween? If so, you may want to take a minute to read some tips to keep Halloween safety.

Facts about Messiah

The Office of Institutional Research has provided access to a wide array of up-to-date college statistics. You can view the latest Fact Book, Enrollment Summaries and other college-wide statistics on the Institutional Research web page (http://www.messiah.edu/offices/research/). Click on “Check out our Fact Book” or look under “Research” for enrollment summaries, etc.

Additional Jadu training sessions available

Looking to update your Messiah College website but don’t know how? Visit http://www.messiah.edu/training for newly added training sessions for the fall semester. Contact Ramona Fritschi at rfritschi@messiah.edu with any questions regarding training sessions.

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For sale:

2005 Nissan Maxima SE.V6 3.5 L 134,000 miles, dark blue color, new plugs at 125,000 miles
four newer Michelin all-season tires, new battery, new brakes and rotors turned down, plus a
Bose sound system with six CD changer. Original owner. Interior in immaculate condition
asking $4950. Call Bill Althoff at 717-253-5196.

Tickets for Kari Jobe Concert. We have five tickets for the Kari Jobe concert in Reading this Sat, Oct 21. The tickets are for the pre-concert event with Kari Jobe and the concert. $25 each. Contact Beth Clark bclark@messiah.edu for more information

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATION

Designer purse BINGO

Love purses? You’re invited to attend a designer purse bingo (20 games!) on Sunday, Oct 29. See photos of purses at www.facebook.com/MMADesignerPurseBingo/ Additional information on the attached flyer or contact Susan Donat sdonat@messiah.edu for tickets. All proceeds benefit the music programs of the Mechanicsburg Area School District.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 12, 2017

October 12th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

([A Psalm] of David.)

Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

Trust in the LORD, and do good; [so] shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring [it] to pass.

And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.

Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth

Psalms 37: 1- 9

NEWS

Todd Goranson, professor of music, performed a concert at Duke Divinity School Sept. 1 with the New Caritas Orchestra under the baton of theologian/musician Jeremy Begbie. The orchestra was comprised of 37 Christian orchestral musicians from top orchestras and music schools from the U.S., including the Boston Symphony, National Symphony and the Indianapolis Symphony. The concert, titled “Home, Away & Home Again” was presented in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Alison Noble, associate professor of chemistry, was selected by her alma mater, Westmont College, to be among 80 alumni honored at this year’s 80th Homecoming Gala as one whose life exemplifies Westmont’s mission “to cultivate thoughtful scholars, grateful servants and faithful leaders for global engagement with the academy, church and world.”

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An evening with journalist and presidential historian Jon Meacham

Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham will speak at Messiah College on “The Art of Leadership: Lessons from the American Presidency” Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Parmer Hall. Meacham is one of America’s most prominent public intellectuals. A regular guest on “Morning Joe,” he is known as a skilled raconteur with a depth of knowledge about politics, religion and current affairs. He understands how issues and events impact our lives and why historical context matters. Meacham’s latest presidential biography, “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush,” debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list in 2015. The Times said, “’Destiny and Power’ reflects the qualities of both subject and biographer: judicious, balanced and deliberative, with a deep appreciation of history and the personalities who shape it.”

General admission tickets are $25. Messiah College student tickets (with ID) and youth tickets (18 and under) are $10. To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or visit messiah.edu/tickets.

Fall shred day

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

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

Shredding instructions

Normal shredding needs:
Please bring all paper for shredding directly to the truck beginning at 11 a.m. It is the goal to complete all shredding needs in the designated two hours scheduled. Plan to bring paper between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Please note: The shredding truck will be leaving promptly at 1 p.m., so we suggest arriving no later than 12:45 p.m.)

Special shredding needs:
If your department has specific needs, special arrangements can be made by calling Allen Snook, IT security analyst, at ext. 6790. All shredding arrangements must be made prior to the close of business Thursday, Oct. 12. For special requests or for other questions, please contact Allen Snook, at ext. 6790.

Discount wholesale club membership enrollment

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

BJ’s Wholesale Club – $35 for 12 months for Inner Circle membership; $75 for 12 months for BJ’s Reward membership. To begin a new membership or to renew an existing one, print and complete the application. (Contact the purchasing department at ext. 6010 or purchasing@messiah.edu for a copy of the application). If paying by credit card, the application can be emailed to our BJ’s representative, Angie Kriner-Doorfee, at akrinerdoorfee@bjs.com. If paying by check, please mail the application and check to Angie Kriner-Doorfee, BJ’s Wholesale Club, 540 Gateway Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201. This membership offer is valid through Oct. 31. This offer is not available in the store.

Sam’s Club – $45 for 12 months membership. To begin a new membership or to renew an existing one, come to our on-campus event in the ECC outside The Falcon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23 or Tuesday, Oct. 24. Bring your Messiah College ID and pay with cash or a check to receive the exclusive coupon savings plus a $10 Sam’s Club gift card. This offer is not available in the store.

Costco Wholesale – $60 for 12 months Gold Star Membership; $120 for 12 months for Executive membership. To begin a new membership or to renew an existing one, you must bring a Costco special offer flyer and your Messiah College ID to the Harrisburg Costco location (5125 Jonestown Rd., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) by October 31.  (Contact the purchasing department ext. 6010 or purchasing@messiah.edu for a copy of the special offer flyer.) New and renewed memberships will receive a $10 Costco card with gold star membership or a $20 Costco card with executive membership.

Please contact purchasing@messiah.edu or call ext.6010 with questions.

Grandparents Day 2017

On behalf of the Office of Development, we offer our sincerest gratitude to all the students and employees for warmly welcoming more than 550 grandparents to our Messiah College campus Oct. 5. We are deeply appreciative for the gracious hospitality shown to our grandparent guests by the campus community in spite of challenges brought by such a large number of visitors.
Grandparents Day is a great team effort and we are incredibly thankful for our colleagues in conference services, dining services, college ministries, public safety, admissions, Oakes Museum staff, School of the Arts, residence life, admissions and the advancement division for making this 9th annual event such a success. Also, thank you to our COE colleagues for accommodating some extra special “student” visitors in your classroom!

Digital security (Hacktober) workshops

Plan to attend Learning Technology Service’s (LTS’s) October workshops on digital security in Hoffman 106 (the Innovation Zone). Email learningtechservices@messiah.edu with questions.

Passwords – Wednesday, Oct. 18, 11a.m. – noon
What makes a password strong? Why should I care? Come discuss the purpose and benefits of strong passwords and how to manage them.

Digital Security Awareness – Wednesday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m. – noon
Considering the benefits and hazards of online activities can make users more aware of potential risks and rewards. A greater awareness reduces potential dangers. Implement new practices, such as think before you click.

Congratulations

Please join us in congratulating David Dixon, Wendy Lippert, Ashley Todd and Suzanne Travan, the winners of the contest in this year’s Welcome Packet. The contest asked employees to update their emergency contact information and cell phone information in MCSquare. They each won a $50 gift card to Amazon.

The contest may have passed, but it is not too late to ensure that your information is current in MCSquare. Please update this information if you have not already done so.

Please also join us in congratulating Campus Events for winning a pizza party for their department, sponsored by HR&C! Many thanks to Wendy Perez and her group for submitting the winning photos. If you would like to view the winning photos, please head over to the Office of Human Resources Facebook page.

New process for expense and mileage reimbursement requests

Procurement Services and Accounts Payable are implementing a new process to automate expense and mileage reimbursement requests. Training for the new process is currently under way and must be completed by the end of October. The current paper process will be discontinued as of October 31.

If you submit expense or mileage reimbursement requests and have not been contacted for training, please call extension 6010 or email purchasing@messiah.edu.

2017 Religion and Society Lecture

The Rev. Daniel G. Groody, C.S.C. will give a lecture titled, “Passing Over: A Theology of Migration” at Messiah College on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in Parmer Hall. This event is sponsored by the Department of Biblical and Religious Studies.

Groody is a Catholic priest, a Holy Cross religious, a scholar, teacher and an award-winning author and film producer. He is currently an associate professor of theology and global affairs and the faculty director of the global leadership program at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He teaches courses U.S. Latino Spirituality, Christian Spirituality and the Heart’s Desire and Social Change. He lectures widely in the U.S. as well as in Latin America, Europe and Asia.

This lecture is free and open to the public. No ticket is required. For more information, please contact deptbrs@messiah.edu

Thank you for your donations

The Office of Human Resources and Compliance, in conjunction with Student Involvement and Leadership, would like to thank everyone who attended the Movie on The Green. Your generous response resulted in a donation of $1060.75 to the Houston Food Bank to benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

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Job opportunities:

Dining Services has an opening for a cook II. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11764. Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

For sale:

2005 Nissan Maxima SE.V6 3.5 L 134,000 miles, dark blue, new plugs at 125,000 miles,
four newer Michelin all-season tires, new battery, new brakes and rotors turned down, plus a
Bose sound system with six CD changer. Original owner. Interior in immaculate condition.
Asking $4950. Call Bill Althoff at 717-253-5196.

Wanted:

Microwave. I am looking to either borrow or keep a microwave for my temporary residence. Please email me if you have one I could use. Please contact Lyndsay Grimm at lgrimm@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 5, 2017

October 5th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

“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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NEWS:

Dr. Todd Goranson, professor of music, performed a concert tour of central and southern Sweden with Trio Atlantis, a professional chamber ensemble comprised of Goranson and Swedish instrumentalists Erik Hagstrom and Britta Holger. The tour included seven performances from Aug. 17-28.

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Goranson also performed a concert at Duke Divinity School on Sept. 1 with The New Caritas Orchestra under the baton of theologian/musician Jeremy Begbie. The orchestra was comprised of 37 Christian orchestral musicians from top orchestras and music schools in the U.S., including the Boston Symphony, National Symphony and the Indianapolis Symphony. The concert, titled “Home, Away & Home Again” was presented in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

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Passport processing on campus and alert to PA residents about real ID

Representatives from the Cumberland County Courthouse will be on campus Tuesday, Oct. 24 to process passport applications. Applicants need to bring their photo documents: original birth certificate PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE, driver’s license PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE DRIVER’S LICENSE (non-PA residents also need to bring their Messiah ID along with a photocopy of their ID), completed application, and fees ($110 check made out to the Department of State and $25 cash or check made out to the Prothonotary’s Office) to the Eisenhower Commons between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Photo services will be available. Cost is $10 in cash or check made out to Messiah College.

PA RESIDENTS ALERT: You may be aware that Pennsylvania is one of seven states that have not complied with the government mandate to incorporate REAL ID requirements for driver’s licenses in order to use them for identification purposes for air travel (even in the U.S.) entrance into federal buildings and military bases. If PA does not comply or obtain an extension, in the near future, PA driver’s license holders will need another form of compliant identification, such as a passport to use for these purposes. This may be a good time to secure a passport if you currently do not have one. For more information about Real ID, check out this statement issued by PennDOT: http://www.dmv.pa.gov/Information-Centers/Identity-Security/Pages/Real-ID-Act.aspx

Applications can be downloaded at https://eforms.state.gov/Forms/ds11.pdf

Please contact intercultural@messiah.edu if you have questions.

An evening with journalist and presidential historian Jon Meacham

Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winner Jon Meacham will speak at Messiah College on “The Art of Leadership: Lessons from the American Presidency” on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Parmer Hall. Jon Meacham is one of America’s most prominent public intellectuals. A regular guest on Morning Joe, he is known as a skilled raconteur with a depth of knowledge about politics, religion and current affairs. He understands how issues and events impact our lives and why historical context matters. Meacham’s latest Presidential biography, “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush,” debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestsellers list in November 2015. The Times said, “Destiny and Power reflects the qualities of both subject and biographer: judicious, balanced, and deliberative, with a deep appreciation of history and the personalities who shape it.”

General admission tickets are $25. Messiah College student tickets (with ID) and youth tickets (18 and under) are $10. To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or visit messiah.edu/tickets.

CIEE Shanghai representative coming to campus

On Oct. 18, Allison Moroney and Katelyn Slotnick, representatives of CIEE Shanghai, will be on campus to introduce students to opportunities to study in China.

If you are interested in meeting with them to learn more about the program or in having them speak briefly to your class(es) about the program, please contact Wendy Lippert in the Intercultural Office at ext. 6089 or wlippert@messiah.edu.

Also, please feel free to share with your students that Allison and Katelyn will host an information table in Eisenhower Commons on that day and will be hosting the following information session:

• Oct. 18 (Larsen 237) 4 p.m. (General Information Session)
• Oct. 18 (Larsen 237) 5 p.m. (Orientation for spring 2018 participants)

To learn more about this program visit
http://www.messiah.edu/homepage/2414/ciee_china

Google Vice President Dr. Greg Moore to speak on campus

Google Vice President Dr. Greg Moore, M.D., Ph.D. will give a campus presentation on Monday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. This event is sponsored by the College Honors Program.

Moore is Google’s senior global healthcare leader. He is a distinguished physician, engineer, innovator, neuroradiologist, technology and clinical informatics professional, and neuroscientist. He is passionate about transforming health care technology to benefit humankind. He is also an advocate for children with special needs and has extensive involvement with medical missions in the developing world. For his Messiah presentation, he will address the interface between technology and global health care.

Admission is free and open to the public. No ticket is required.
For more information please contact: collegehonorsprogram@messiah.edu

Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 8-14) – Every second counts: Plan two ways out

In a fire, seconds count. That’s why the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) encourages everyone to plan at least two evacuation routes at work and at home. As a general rule, a fire can double in size every 60 seconds and the black smoke generated from burning synthetics and plastics is not only toxic but can be so dense that it makes seeing impossible. Don’t wait to make an escape plan. Know where building exits are located and how to reach them – even blindfolded. Plan how to provide assistance to anyone who may need help–a co-worker on the job or a family member at home. If you discover the fire, sound the alarm so that others know to evacuate. And whether at work or at home, close doors behind you as you leave the building to help slow down the spread of fire, smoke and heat. Meet outside at an agreed upon location and never go back into a burning building. Call 911 immediately.
For guidance on when and when NOT to attempt to put out a fire at work with an extinguisher, see Section #14 of the Safety Manual, the Emergency Action Plan, Fire Extinguisher Usage.

TODAY: Jadu / Web services open door hours

Do you have a question, issue or need some assistance with your Jadu website? Web services is hosting Open Door hours today from 8:30am-10am in Boyer 337. No need to make a reservation, just stop in and visit with us.  Contact Ramona at rfritschi@messiah.edu

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Job opportunities:

The Department of Nursing has an opening for a full time patient simulation laboratory coordinator. Please note that this position begins in Aug. 2018. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11686. Job related questions may be directed to Deb Loop at dloop@messiah.edu.

Sale:

Chair in excellent condition for sale – $25. Picture attached. Contact Carrie Widdowson at cwiddowson@messiah.edu

Ranch home for sale in Cumberland Valley School District, 8 miles from campus, 830 W. Trindle Rd, Mechanicburg. $184,977. Move in ready. 1760 sq. ft. Rancher, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 Baths .60 acre lot with a 3+ car detached garage w/50 amp service. All appliances included. Lots of updates-new kitchen counter tops, new sink, newer bathroom, roof, vinyl siding, 200 amp service, windows, paint and some flooring. Hardwood floors thru out, attic which could be finished, workshop room in bsmt w/Bilco door access and large flat yard w/large tree house to play in. Yard can be accessed from W. Church Rd as well. 1 Year AHS Warranty with acceptable offer. For more information, contact Heather Negley at hnegley@messiah.edu, x6890 or the listing agent, Alicia Crone at alicia.crone@cbhomes.com. Link to listing https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/pa/mechanicsburg/830-w-trindle-road/pid_19102404/

Rent:

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom townhouse, with unfinished basement at 651 W Lisburn Rd, near Messiah College. Available Nov 1. Newly renovated. Looking for long-term resident. Rent $790 + electricity, water. Contact Dale Fogelsanger, 717-623-0735, dfogelsa@messiah.edu.

Wanted:

Microwave. I am looking to either borrow or keep a microwave for my temporary residence. Please email me if you have one I could use. Please contact Lyndsay Grimm at lgrimm@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 28, 2017

September 28th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.

Colossians 3:23

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NEWS:

I am pleased to announce that effective Sept. 20, Cindy Agoncillo has been promoted to senior graphic designer. This title change reflects her increasing responsibilities, creative expertise and problem-solving skills as well as her expansion of taking on new initiatives.  In her new role, she will design complex projects and more closely mentor and supervise our student designers and photographers. Please join me in congratulating Cindy on this position.– Nancy Soulliard, creative director

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Jim LaGrand’s essay appears in the new issue of The Cresset—“A New History Museum Tries to Get Religion,” The Cresset 80 (Trinity 2017), pp. 20-27. http://thecresset.org/2017/Trinity/LaGrand_T17.html

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Oregon extension faculty to visit campus

Oregon Extension faculty member Heidi Gehman will be on campus Mon., Oct. 23 and Tues., Oct. 24 to talk to students about opportunities for students to study at the Oregon Extension.

Each fall, the Oregon Extension welcomes 20-25 students to a rustic setting in the Cascade Mountains, where serious students can ask their deepest questions, read gripping and challenging books, wrestle with profound ideas in writing, and converse honestly and animatedly with fellow students and six faculty. With three or four cabin-mates, students buy and cook their own meals. Backpacking, a trip to San Francisco and the Oregon coast, rafting, biking and Bible study opportunities complete the autumn adventure.

If you are interested in meeting with Heidi or inviting her to speak to your class(es), please contact Wendy Lippert at wlippert@messiah.edu.

Heidi will have an information table in Eisenhower, second floor, outside of Lottie, both days and will be hosting an informational meeting. Please encourage interested students attend:

• Oct. 23 – Information Session
5 p.m. – Boyer 130

To learn more about this program, please browse: http://www.messiah.edu/homepage/1066/oregon_extension

Homecoming volunteers needed

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is in need of employee volunteers to serve at registration for Homecoming 2017. Volunteers are needed in one to two-hour time slots on Sat., Oct. 21 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. If you are interested and available to serve in this capacity, please contact Ashley Sider at asider@messiah.edu with your availability for that day by Fri., Sept. 29. We look forward to serving with you!

Messiah College Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Kindertransport”

“Kindertransport”

Written by Diane Samuels

Directed by Clair Myers

A modern classic about one woman’s struggle to come to terms with her past – brutally separated from her German Jewish parents at the age of 9 and brought to England with the promise of a new life. This play examines the life, during World War II and afterwards, of a kindertransport child. Though fictitious, it is based upon many real kindertransport stories.

“Kindertransport” is a play written from the heart, calling to the heart. In opening our hearts together and probing the invisible parts of our psyches, personal and collective, we can experience imaginatively what we fear, what hurts and what we yearn to be healed.” – Diane Samuels, Author

Oct. 5-7, 8 p.m.

Oct. 8, 3 p.m.

Poorman Black Box Theater, Climenhaga Building

Tickets:

$10—Adults

$7—MC students (w/ID), MC employees (w/ID), youth (under 18) and seniors (65+)

Tickets can be purchased online at www.messiah.edu/tickets or by phone at 717-691-6036. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. *Please note that this production contains mature language, which may not be suitable for all audiences.*

Additions to the fall semester Pizza with Professionals schedule

The Career and Professional Development Center is excited to announce we have added another Pizza with Professionals to our calendar: AT&T!

Come join us on Thurs., Oct. 5 from noon-1p.m. in Parmer Cinema to hear from Dan Blemings ’93, global lifecycle product manager for AT&T’s multi-billion dollar Ethernet products (used by businesses for data networking).

Interested staff and students can sign up here: http://bit.ly/2xShF60

Additionally, the Pizza with Professionals event with GoCorps has been rescheduled to Nov. 9 (the original date was Nov. 2). It will still be held from noon-1 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. To sign up for this event, click here:
http://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6lfUaoliqbTFiVT

Call for nominations: Women of Influence

We are seeking nominations from the Messiah College community of female students in their junior or senior year to be a part of the newly created “Women of Influence Mentoring Program.” We are seeking 10-15 female students to participate.

Objectives of Proposed Women of Influence Mentoring Program
1. To connect female students (preference for first generation students) with women (alumni/parents/friends of Messiah) to participate in an informal networking and mentoring program.
2. To support female students in their academic, vocational, spiritual and social growth.
3. To grow scholarship aid and endowment for women students.

Student Commitments
• To attend two events annually on Messiah’s campus sponsored by Women of Influence Mentoring Program
• To respond in a timely fashion to interactions from mentor
• To pray regularly for your mentor

Please send nominations to Diana Cashman at dcashman@messiah.edu with a brief description of why you feel the nominated student would be a good candidate for this program. The top list of nominees will be interviewed by members of the Steering Committee.

Nomination deadline: Sept. 30

The summer issue of The Bridge is here!

How do Messiah’s staff, students and alums handle their finances? It takes planning, faith and perseverance. Check out the summer Bridge feature “Money Matters” to learn all about putting God first while paying down debt.

To view the online version of the magazine, visit messiah.edu/the_bridge.

Hard copies of The Bridge are available in the lounges of Eisenhower and Boyer. As always, additional quantities can be found on the third floor of Old Main in the lobby area.

Grandparents Day 2017

Next week, Thursday, Oct. 5 will mark our 9th annual Grandparents Day! The purpose of this wonderful event is to allow the grandparent(s) and/or elderly mentors of current students the opportunity to experience firsthand what it is like to attend Messiah College and to become familiar with our campus and all it has to offer. (Classes are NOT canceled that day and students are expected to follow their normal schedule.) Please be sure to warmly welcome our grandparents when you see them on campus. Any questions about this event can be directed to Yonette Schneider, special events and donor stewardship coordinator, at YSchneid@messiah.edu . Additionally, Liz Williams, Department of Safety, will be sending out employee parking information for this event in an upcoming mass email.

Don’t miss your chance to win!

Do you like pizza?! Do you like gift cards?! Would you like the opportunity to win?!

Then don’t forget to look through the welcome packet which you received on Community Day. (If you’ve misplaced your hard copy of the welcome packet, have no fear–attached is an electronic version for your convenience.) Along with other important information, the welcome packet contains two opportunities for you to win. The deadline to enter to win is tomorrow!

1) A chance for you to win a pizza lunch for your department. To be entered to win, send your five photos to vjohnson@messiah.edu by tomorrow, Sept. 29. We will randomly draw from all qualifying entries. If you need a reminder of what the five photos should include, please see the “Win a pizza party!” attachment.

2) A chance for you to win one of four $50 gift cards to Amazon. To be entered to win, update your emergency contact and cell phone information via MCSquare by tomorrow, Sept. 29. For more details on this process, please see page 3 of the attached welcome packet.

Wishing you a wonderful and productive year from your colleagues in HR&C.

Legal counsel to speak

On Wednesday, Oct. 4 the Compliance Committee will be hosting Kevin Gold, the College’s legal counsel. He will be presenting information on current compliance trends and demands facing higher education. The event will be held in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110) at 2 p.m. and is open to all employees. We anticipate a very informative presentation.

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Job opportunities:

The Department of Financial Services has an opening for a full-time senior accounting analyst for Endowment and Related Funds. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11707. Job-related questions may be directed to Christine Hartman at chartman@messiah.edu.

Rent:

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom townhouse, with unfinished basement at 651 W Lisburn Rd, near Messiah College. Available Nov 1. Newly renovated. Looking for long-term resident. Rent $790 + electricity, water. Contact Dale Fogelsanger, 717-623-0735, dfogelsa@messiah.edu.

Wanted:

A Mechanicsburg family is in need of a mature, male student to be a mentor for a thirteen-year-old (8th grade) boy with high-functioning autism. Must be able to provide some transportation to activities and be willing to do outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing and bike riding. Four hours per week to start, $60 plus funds for gas. Please contact Ursula Pelton-Harris at upeltonharris@messiah.edu.