August 22

August 22nd, 2019 by INTERCOM

Then you will have success if you are careful to observe the decrees and laws that the LORD gave Moses for Israel. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged.

Chronicles 22:13

NEWS

Raeann Hamon, distinguished professor of family science and gerontology, had an article entitled “Family Science” published in Macmillan Encyclopedia of Families, Marriages, and Intimate Relationships.

Dr. Caroline Maurer, dean of the school of business, education, and social sciences (BESS), has accepted a position as director of global engagement at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington. Her last day at the College will be Sept. 13. We appreciate Dr. Maurer’s leadership over the past six years. Her focus on faculty support and development, community engagement, and international education along with her passion for Christian higher education will be missed. We wish her the best in her new position.

Dr. Peter Powers, dean of the school of humanities, has agreed to also serve as interim dean of BESS during this upcoming year. Stephanie Patterson will continue as administrative assistant for the school. The transition to new interim leadership will begin on August 26.

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Save the date: Community Day

All employees are warmly invited to attend Community Day on Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 9 – 10:30 a.m. in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. This annual Messiah tradition serves as the ceremonial launch of the new academic year for employees with opportunities for corporate worship and fellowship, as well as President Phipps’ State of the College address. Refreshments will be available from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the High Center patio. All offices and departments (with the exception of Dispatch) will close from 8:45-11:30 a.m. to allow employees to enjoy the Community Day experience. If you have any questions, please contact Karin Bisbee, executive coordinator for the president’s office and board of trustees, at kbisbee@messiah.edu or ext. 5220.

Student parking permit pick-up

Permits for those students that preregistered for parking will be available for pickup at the below locations.  Students are to be parked in their assigned lots no later than Monday, Sept. 2.

New Students

Brubaker Auditorium 1st floor ECC Friday, August 30 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lobby outside Falcon Exchange 2nd floor ECC Monday, Sept. 2 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Returning Students Only

Conference Services Desk 1st floor ECC Saturday, August 31 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Brubaker Auditorium 1st floor ECC Sunday, Sept. 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lobby outside Falcon Exchange 2nd floor ECC Monday, Sept. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please refer all questions on student parking permits to the Falcon Exchange at x7213 or falconexchange@messiah.edu.

Employee choir at Community Day

Interested in joining the ‘OK Chorale’ this year to sing at Community Day?! Email Doug Curry at dcurry1@messiah.edu. We HOPE to sing Jeffery Ames’ rousing gospel piece, “Let Everything that Hath Breath”. Sheet music and/or listening samples can be provided for those who read or hear pitch and love to sing! Please join us and email Doug to register your interest.

Student successfully passes CFA Level I exam

Congratulations to Levi Greenly, a senior finance major in the Department of Business, for successfully passing Level I of the CFA (chartered financial analyst) exam. Over 250,000 candidates sat for the CFA exams worldwide and the pass rate for Level I was only 41%. Levi’s test score placed him well above the 90th percentile for all the candidates who took the Level I exam in June. The 6-hour exam covered topics in economics, statistics, accounting, corporate finance, equity/fixed income analysis and derivatives. Messiah College has been a member of the CFA University Affiliation program since 2018, which enabled Levi to receive a full scholarship to take the exam. We wish Levi continued success as he moves on to Level II of the exam!

Employee Parking Permits

New employees – To request a parking permit or register a new vehicle:

  • From Messiah College Homepage, under Faculty & Staff “QUICKLINKS”, Log into “FALCONLINK”.
  • Search for FalconPark in the search box.
  • Click on “Employee Vehicle Registration (Web Form) (Please be sure that you continue until you reach a page which says, “Completed” and gives you a reference number.) Your parking permit will be sent to you through campus mail.

Previously registered employees – You do not need to re-register. Your current, orange parking permit has an expiration date of August 2019, but is actually valid until August 2020.

By Sept. 2, all employees must park in their assigned employee lot, which is specified on your employee parking hangtag. If your lot is completely full, please call Dispatch at ext. 6005. Please refer all questions on existing and new employee parking permits to JoAnn Schaeffer at ext. 7147 or jschaeffer@messiah.edu.

Welcome Week theme and schedule

Messiah College will be welcoming our new students to campus for the start of Welcome Week on Friday, August 30. Our theme for Welcome Week this year is “ALL IN” as we encourage students to take ownership of their Messiah experience, fully committing to their new community and responsibilities. Our theme verse is Colossians 3:17: “And whatever you do, whether in word or in deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”

A full schedule of events is available on the Welcome Week website: https://www.messiah.edu/info/21334/welcome_week. If you have any questions regarding Welcome Week, please reach out to the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs (silp@messiah.edu, ext. 5240).

Welcome to Enrollment Management!

Enrollment Management is excited to announce the addition of two new team members: Marianne Ramirez Gomez ’19 will join us as an admissions counselor, coordinator of Latino student recruitment on August 15. She served as student body vice-president, worked as a student in admissions and the multicultural office, was an ambassador, member of the Multicultural Council and an RH Flower recipient. She has been an intern for the Latino Hispanic American Community Center in Harrisburg and a community service volunteer for two summers in her home city of Reading. Marianne will have domestic territory in southeastern PA, Philadelphia, New York City, central Maryland, Washington DC, Florida and the southwest. She will also assist in planning and supporting Multicultural Scholarship Days and serving on the Ambassador Leadership Team. Sierra Kinslow ’17 will join us as the assistant director of admissions, multicultural recruitment on     Sept. 2. She has worked in the graduate admissions office for the last two years as a graduate enrollment counselor, and she’ll finish her master’s degree in higher education in May 2020. As a student, she served as an undergraduate admissions student worker, ambassador and amigo scholar. Sierra will work with domestic students from Dauphin County and serve our international students. She will lead strategy related to domestic underrepresented student recruitment and international student recruitment and manage the Martin’s and R.H. Flowers Multicultural Scholarship process. Please join us in welcoming them!

Multicultural student orientation

Within our commitment to student success and engagement at Messiah College is a strong drive to foster a sense of belonging for all of our students. Based on sound academic research and data, we recognize that students of color face unique challenges on predominantly white campuses. To address this, the Intercultural Office hosts a Multicultural Student Orientation to provide opportunities for our incoming students of color to make early connections with each other and with key educators prior to participating in Welcome Week activities. Please join us in warmly welcoming our students of color and their families to campus on Thursday, Aug. 29, as they arrive for Multicultural Student Orientation and become part of our Messiah College community!

Graduate TESOL students provide ESL camp for Christian school

Four graduate TESOL students, under the direction of their professor, Dr. Jan Dormer, recently provided the instruction for an ESL Camp at Delaware Co. Christian School. The fourteen ESL students had just arrived from China, and ranged from grades 7 to 11. The diverse topics covered in the week of ESL classes ranged from PA ecosystems to group work expectations in American education to an introduction to the Bible. Additional informal English language development occurred through fun outings such as kayaking and a scavenger hunt at King of Prussia mall. Our Graduate TESOL Program is anticipating a strong partnership with Delaware Co. Christian School as they seek to meet the needs of their international students.

Work-study computers

As the summer comes to an end, ITS would like to ask you to power on all work-study and adjunct computers. Since these computers have not been in use during the summer, they will be slower than usual while updates are being done. Updates will happen automatically on the computers. If there are any issues, please contact the Helpdesk at helpdesk@messiah.edu or ext. 4444.

New graduate assistants at Messiah and partner institutions

The Graduate Program in Higher Education is pleased to welcome 12 new graduate assistants for the academic year 2019-2020 both on the Messiah campus and at partner institutions. Graduate assistantships offer graduate students the opportunity to put the educational theories gained through classroom instruction into professional practice through supervised, real-world experience. Our graduate assistantship program aims to provide an innovative and cost-efficient way to advance departmental and college-wide goals and objectives.

Please join us and our collaborating departments in welcoming the following to the Messiah College community: Arkel Brown, graduate assistant in women’s basketball and athletic diversity; Nancy Diaz, graduate assistant in student retention; Hunter Harris, graduate assistant in wrestling; Amanda Jones, graduate assistant in softball; Alex Kipp, graduate assistant in men’s basketball; Matt Kovach, graduate assistant in the Agapé Center; Michael Pagano, graduate assistant in athletics communication; and Ryan Speer, graduate assistant in cross country/track and field. They join nine returning graduate assistants to the Messiah campus, who will complete their degree program and graduate assistant positions this year. Emma Cartisano, graduate assistant for off-campus programs; Ashley Doyle, graduate assistant in women’s lacrosse; Leyna Gilleland, graduate assistant in academic support and retention; Aaron Gray, graduate assistant in athletics communication; Myranda Kemrer, graduate assistant in women’s volleyball; Trevor Magness, graduate assistant in student involvement and leadership; Keyauna Moore, graduate assistant for academic advising; Chad Muise, graduate assistant in baseball; Nathan Reese, graduate assistant in assessment of student learning. In addition, four of our students in the Graduate Program in Higher Education have been placed as graduate assistants at partner institutions: Maggie Bolden, graduate assistant in residence life at Gonzaga University; Horacia Carryl, graduate assistant in residence life at Bluffton University; and Malissa Giannetti and Kimberly Lopez, graduate assistants in residence life at Catawba College. They join three returning graduate assistants at partner institutions: Andrew Butler, graduate assistant in men’s lacrosse at Houghton College; Esther Rosier, graduate assistant in advising and freshman studies at Saint Francis College, Brooklyn; and Tovah Wilson graduate assistant in residence life at Bluffton University.

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Job opportunities

The Dining Services Department has a full time opening for a retail restaurant shift supervisor. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15694. Job related questions may be directed to Stephen Musti, restaurant manager II at smusti@messiah.edu.

The Facility Services Department has an opening for a full-time HVAC/refrigeration technician. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15709. Job-related questions may be directed to Brad Markley, director of facility services at bmarkley@messiah.edu or Dan Soltis, facility maintenance supervisor, at dsoltis@messiah.edu

For sale

Multiple items for sale:

  • Student trumpet (Yamaha) with case ($120)
  • ROLA roof rack for Mazda CX 5 without side rails ($140)
  • Privacy cover for cargo area in Mazda CX 5 ($75)
  • Roadside assistance bag of tools, etc. ($25)
  • SportRack J-hooks for roof rack–good for carrying kayaks ($25/pair)
  • Text 610-703-4314 for more info or contact Dan Schmidt at dschmidt@messiah.edu.

Beautiful Honda VT750DC Shadow 750 Spirit (2002).This bike has been garage-kept and has never had any issues. It has 10,000 miles on it and a trickle-charger hooked up to it. Cover included. Email me if you’d like to see it (bwiens@messiah.edu). Asking $2,500 (kbb price). Picture here: https://imgur.com/MmIuBnI

FREE

Used kitchen stove in good condition. A used kitchen stove in good condition is available FREE for the taking to anyone willing and able to pick it up from our home in Dillsburg. Contact Randy Basinger at rbasinge@messiah.edu if interested or for more information. 

WANTED

House/dog sitter. Seeking house sitter for Oct. 1 – Oct. 18 for parents’ home. House located in Etters, PA. Dog is a very friendly black lab. Contact Abby Love at alove@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

August 14

August 15th, 2019 by INTERCOM

For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.

Zephaniah 3:17

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The School of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce that Leanne Rutt, the Messiah College Master of Occupational Therapy assistant program director will begin as the MOT program director starting Aug. 25; this coincides with the start of the fall 2019 graduate semester. Leanne has been a key contributor to the success of Messiah’s ACOTE accreditation process, has strong teaching gifts and deep connections to the central PA OT community. She recently completed her OTD at Thomas Jefferson University. She brings energy, excitement and experience in teaching, administration and clinical OT practice to the program. We are thankful for the work of interim director, Dr. Paula Kramer, who provided critical leadership to the MOT Program during the ACTOE accreditation process.

Employee choir at Community Day

Interested in joining the ‘OK Chorale’ this year to sing at Community Day?! Email Doug Curry at dcurry1@messiah.edu. We HOPE to sing Jeffery Ames’ rousing gospel piece, “Let Everything that Hath Breath”. Sheet music and/or listening samples can be provided for those who read or hear pitch and love to sing! Please join us and email Doug to register your interest.

Student successfully passes CFA Level I exam

Congratulations to Levi Greenly, a senior finance major in the Department of Business, for successfully passing Level I of the CFA (chartered financial analyst) exam. Over 250,000 candidates sat for the CFA exams worldwide and the pass rate for Level I was only 41%. Levi’s test score placed him well above the 90th percentile for all the candidates who took the Level I exam in June. The 6-hour exam covered topics in economics, statistics, accounting, corporate finance, equity/fixed income analysis and derivatives. Messiah College has been a member of the CFA University Affiliation program since 2018, which enabled Levi to receive a full scholarship to take the exam. We wish Levi continued success as he moves on to Level II of the exam!

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Job opportunities:

The Graduate Enrollment and Student Services Department has an opening for a full time graduate enrollment counselor. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15665. Job-related questions may be directed to Allan Mathew, director of graduate enrollment, at amathew@messiah.edu.

Dining Services has a full time opening for a rounds cook to work the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15594. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu

For sale:

Bass guitar for sale. Wine red 5-string Fender Jazz Bass V, made in Mexico. Bass is in very good condition with only a couple minor cosmetic blemishes. Matching strap and black padded gig bag are included. Asking $450 OBO. Contact Ashley Barnes at barnes@messiah.edu or text 717-682-8521 for more info.

Multiple items for sale:

  • Student trumpet (Yamaha) with case ($120)
  • ROLA roof rack for Mazda CX 5 without side rails ($140)
  • Privacy cover for cargo area in Mazda CX 5 ($75)
  • Roadside assistance bag of tools, etc. ($25)
  • SportRack J-hooks for roof rack–good for carrying kayaks ($25/pair)
  • Text 610-703-4314 for more info or contact Dan Schmidt at dschmidt@messiah.edu.

Wow Furniture 3-panel room divider, 71 inches high, about 4 feet wide when expanded. Parisian theme in pastel colors. Brand new, never used. $25. Contact Ted Davis, ext. 6840 or tdavis@messiah.edu

FREE:

Free for pickup at my home near campus: A pair of Ethan Allen twin beds, including headboards, footboards and metal frames. Good for a spare room or vacation home. Also, a separate wheeled metal frame for a double or queen bed in excellent condition. Contact Ted Davis, ext. 6840 or tdavis@messiah.edu. Photos available on request.

Used kitchen stove in good condition. A used kitchen stove in good condition is available FREE for the taking to anyone willing and able to pick it up from our home in Dillsburg. Contact Randy Basinger at rbasinge@messiah.edu if interested or for more information.

 

 

 

August 8

August 8th, 2019 by INTERCOM

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

Colossians 3:12

NEWS

The provost is pleased to announce the appointment of Kim Fenstermacher as assistant dean of nursing, effective Aug. 1. In this role, Fenstermacher will serve as chief nursing administrator for all Messiah College undergraduate and graduate degree programs in nursing, accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). This comprehensive leadership model centralizes and subsumes the roles of the undergraduate department chair and the director of graduate programs and facilitates focused vision and streamlined oversight for all aspects of our nursing program. Reporting to Fenstermacher, Louann Zinsmeister will lead as coordinator of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and the certificate of advanced graduate studies (CAGS), and Kristen Slabaugh will lead as coordinator of the doctor of nursing practice-family nurse practitioner (DNP-FNP). Nancy Frank will serve as assistant coordinator of undergraduate nursing.

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Earlier this summer, Professor of the History of Science Ted Davis presented papers at two conferences in the UK, one at Queen’s University Belfast and one at the University of Birmingham.

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Farewell reception

We invite members of the campus community to join us in celebrating Cindy Agoncillo’s contributions to Messiah College and the Office of Marketing and Communications design team. Her last day is August 20. She will be leaving to step into a new role as pastor-in-residence at Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ Church. Enjoy refreshments and wish Cindy well at a drop-in reception on Monday, Aug. 19 from 2-4 p.m. in Howe Atrium, Boyer Hall. We look forward to honoring Cindy’s 5 years of contributions and service to the College.

Guests on campus

The Office of Conference and Event Services is pleased to welcome the following groups to campus over the next week:

  • Laurel Life Meeting – Aug. 9
  • Softball ID Camp – Aug. 9-10

If you see our guests on campus, please extend a warm welcome to Messiah College! Our conference and camp season officially ends on August 10. Thank you for your patience and cooperation with our office and your hospitality to our many guests.

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Job opportunities:

The Information Technology Services Department has an opening for a full time programmer/analyst. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15645. Job-related questions may be directed to John Luft, director of information services at jluft@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Bass guitar for sale. Wine red 5-string Fender Jazz Bass V, made in Mexico. Bass is in very good condition with only a couple minor cosmetic blemishes. Matching strap and black padded gig bag are included. Asking $450 OBO. Contact Ashley Barnes at barnes@messiah.edu or text 717-682-8521 for more info.

FREE:

Free for pickup at my home near campus: A pair of Ethan Allen twin beds, including headboards, footboards and metal frames. Good for a spare room or vacation home. Also, a separate wheeled metal frame for a double or queen bed in excellent condition. Contact Ted Davis, ext. 6840 or tdavis@messiah.edu. Photos available on request.

 

 

AUGUST 1

August 1st, 2019 by INTERCOM

For the LORD is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting And His faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm: 100:5

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Guests on Campus

The Office of Conference and Event Services is pleased to welcome the following groups to campus over the next week:

  • Girls Soccer Team Camp – Aug. 1-3
  • Falcon Friday Admissions Event – Aug. 2
  • Chinese Community Church Retreat – Aug. 2-4
  • NCAA Volleyball Clinic – Aug. 3
  • Boys Volleyball Camp – Aug. 4-7
  • Girls Soccer Residential Camp – Aug. 4-7
  • Transition Advisors Tax Seminar – Aug. 6 and 8

If you see our guests on campus, please extend a warm welcome to Messiah College!

Aug. 2: final Falcon Friday with early closure

Thank you to all staff and faculty who have contributed to the success of this summer’s Falcon Fridays! The Admissions team is deeply appreciative of your service and flexibility as we pilot this program. We are expecting over 111 prospective students to join us this Friday for a total of at least 326 guests. If you are on campus, please give these families a warm, Messiah welcome! Also, please be aware, both the Admissions and Financial Aid offices will be closing at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2 following the completion of our final Falcon Friday of the summer.

Please welcome Deb Hartranft, our new graphic designer

The Office of Marketing and Communications is pleased to announce the addition of Deb Hartranft to our team in her role as our new full-time graphic designer. Deb comes to us from Think Baseline, a branding and design agency, in Frederick, Maryland. She’s a 2016 graduate of Susquehanna University where she was also a student designer in the university communications office. Please join our office in welcoming Deb to Messiah College.

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Job opportunities

The Admissions Office has an opening for a full time admissions counselor, coordinator of latino student recruitment. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15589. Job related questions may be directed to Dana Britton, director of admissions, at dbritton@messiah.edu.

The Department of Facility Services has an opening for a full time campus events worker, residence hall. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15627. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, events/staff coordinator, at lprice@messiah.edu.

For sale

Discounted Hersheypark tickets. Limited supply – Hersheypark tickets valid through Sept. 29. Cost $35.50. Contact Michelle Shellenberger at ext. 5252 or mshellenberger@messiah.edu.

2005 Volvo S40.Great first car! Automatic transmission, leather interior and moon roof. Runs well. Headliner is tacked and could be replaced. A/C needs recharged. Blue book Fair value listed as $2757. Asking $2550 or best offer. Contact Michelle Shellenberger for questions or more photos at ext. 5252 or mshellenberger@messiah.edu.

Pier 1 tufted, jute and wool area rug, 6′ x 9′. Asking $85. Good condition, worn in some spots. Retailed for $200. Email Ramona at rfritschi@messiah.edu.

 

 

July 25, 2019

July 25th, 2019 by INTERCOM

The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all; he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.

Psalm 34: 17-20

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Save the date: Community Day

All employees are warmly invited to attend Community Day on Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 9 – 10:30 a.m. in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. This annual Messiah tradition serves as the ceremonial launch of the new academic year for employees with opportunities for corporate worship and fellowship, as well as President Phipps’ State of the College address. Refreshments will be available from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the High Center patio. All offices and departments (with the exception of Dispatch) will close from 8:45-11:30 a.m. to allow employees to enjoy the Community Day experience. If you have any questions, please contact Karin Bisbee, executive coordinator for the president’s office and board of trustees, at kbisbee@messiah.edu or ext. 5220.

Guests on Campus

The Office of Conference and Event Services is pleased to welcome the following groups to campus over the next week:

  • Boys Lacrosse ID Camp – July 25-27
  •  St. Thomas Evangelical Church of India – July 25-28
  •  High School Baseball Camp – July 27-28
  •  Pleasantville Presbyterian Service Trip – July 27-28
  •  Girls Volleyball Skills Camp – July 28-31
  • Boys Soccer Residential Camp – July 28-31
  • Chamber Music in Grantham – July 28-August 4
  • VISTA Service Orientation – July 29-31
  • PA Baptist State Congress of Christian Education – July 29-Aug. 2
  • Girls Volleyball Prospect Camp – July 31-Aug. 3

If you see our guests on campus, please extend a warm welcome to Messiah College!

Training provided at Messiah for volunteers in church-based ESL programs

Last week Dr. Jan Dormer provided two full days of training for volunteers in church-based ESL programs. Many adult immigrants rely on the free ESL classes provided by churches, and yet churches often do not have personnel trained in TESOL to run and teach in these programs. Training sessions such as this one can help to fill the gap, by providing some information about teaching and learning English for volunteers in such programs. We had 23 participants, for two days of intensive training. Messiah College is pleased to play a small role in the service churches are providing for their local immigrant communities.

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For sale

Bass guitar for sale. Wine Red 5-String Fender Jazz Bass V, made in Mexico. Bass is in very good condition with only a couple minor cosmetic blemishes. Matching strap and black padded gig bag are included. Asking $450. Contact Ashley Barnes at barnes@messiah.edu or text 717-682-8521 for more info.

FREE

Console piano. We are moving and need to downsize, but would like to give our George Steck console piano to a good home. If you are interested, please let Joanna Hadley-Evans at jhadley@messiah.edu know as soon as possible. Recipient must be able to pick up and transport the piano from Lake Meade in East Berlin. Good condition and and picture available here: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/10nihc45ahc827qt16luk/Furniture%20Sale.gdoc?dl=0&rlkey=r7k952urksc1c1uqzrl4otq1w

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Brindle Farms neighborhood yard sale

Brindle, Clouser and Eppley Roads, Mechanicsburg. Saturday, July 27, 8 a.m.–2 p.m. will host a neighborhood yard sale. Items for sale include: books, puzzles, free videos, dorm fridge, clothing, kids’ items, tools, jewelry, Crystal D’Arc crystal, other glassware, Christmas, household items, more – also food stand and someone will be collecting crayons for recycling. For additional information contact aringquist@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

July 18, 2019

July 18th, 2019 by INTERCOM

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Jeremiah 29:11

NEWS

From July 10-12 the Messiah College Graduate TESOL Program provided a three-day intensive English course for local adult ESL students. Sixteen ESL students were taught by seven TESOL graduate students, as part of their TESOL Methods and internship courses. Directed by Dr. Jan Dormer, the intensive ESL event proved to be beneficial for students and teacher-trainees alike.

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ELC outdoor play equipment

We will be giving all of the outside Early Learning Center playground equipment away for free. The taker will be responsible to dissemble it and move. It must be removed before July 26, 2019. If you are interested, contact Brad Markley at ext. 3500 or email bmarkley@messiah.edu. Any equipment that is removed must be coordinated and scheduled through Facility Services. Offered on a first-come basis.

Guests on Campus

The Office of Conference and Event Services is pleased to welcome the following groups to campus over the next week:

• TESOL Training – July 18-22

• Chinese Christian Church – July 19-21

• Boys Soccer Team Camp – July 19-21

• Boys Basketball Camp 2 – July 21-25

• Field Hockey Camp – July 21-25

• Fellowship of Christian Athletes Baseball Camp – July 21-26

• MC Orchestra Camp – July 21-27

• Boys Soccer Little Falcons Camp – July 22-26

• Graduate Classes – July 22-26

If you see our guests on campus, please extend a warm welcome to Messiah College!

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Job opportunities

The Admissions Office has an opening for a full time assistant director of admissions, multicultural recruitment. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15591. Job related questions may be directed to Sarah Wade, associate vice president for enrollment management, at swade@messiah.edu.

For sale

Home for sale – Beautiful, move-in-ready, four-bedroom home in a quiet neighborhood in Monaghan Township, six minutes from Messiah College. This home has been lovingly cared for, and has extensive landscaping and gardens. Walk-out basement, private yard, and maintenance-free deck. For details visit https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/44-Summer-Dr-Dillsburg-PA-17019/60448064_zpid/. Questions? Call 717-497-0112 or email jdevorick@messiah.edu.

Furniture for sale. Several items for sale as we are moving/downsizing – buyer must be able to pick up from Lake Meade neighborhood in East Berlin. Please email Joanna Hadley-Evans at jhadley@messiah.edu if interested. 1) 9-piece Pennsylvania House maple dining room set (hutch, buffet, dry sink, table with 3 leaves & 5 chairs); 2) Lane cedar hope chest; 3) Antique dresser; 4) Console piano. Pictures and pricing available here: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/10nihc45ahc827qt16luk/Furniture%20Sale.gdoc?dl=0&rlkey=r7k952urksc1c1uqzrl4otq1w

Chest freezer for sale. This is a small (approx. 6 cubic feet) chest freezer that is in good working condition. Not sure how old it is but it works well. Asking $20 and I can deliver it to you if local delivery. Contact Dereck at dplante@messiah.edu

 

 

 

 

July 11, 2019

July 11th, 2019 by dran

“…He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 1:6

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Guests on campus

The Office of Conference and Event Services is pleased to welcome the following groups to campus over the next week:

  • Graduate Classes – July 8-19
  • Falcon Friday (Admissions) – July 12
  • Faithworks Camp – July 14-20
  • Girls’ Basketball Team Camp – July 14-18
  • Tennis Camp 2 – July 15-18
  • Boys’ Soccer Day Camp – July 15-19
  • Softball ID Day – July 16

If you see our guests on campus, please extend a warm welcome to Messiah College!

ELC outdoor play equipment

We will be giving all of the outside Early Learning Center playground equipment away for free. The taker will be responsible to dissemble it and move. It must be removed before July 26, 2019. If you are interested, contact Brad Markley at ext. 3500 or email bmarkley@messiah.edu. Any equipment that is removed must be coordinated and scheduled through Facility Services. Offered on a first-come basis.

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Jobs

The Grounds Services department has an opening for a part-time seasonal groundskeeper. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15500. Job related questions can be directed to Mark Graybill, grounds services manager at mgraybill@messiah.edu. bmarkley@messiah.edu.

The School of Graduate Studies has an opening for a part time administrative assistant, graduate studies in music conducting and dietetic internship. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15523. Job related questions may be directed to Michelle Sanford, director of dietetic internship program, at msanford@messiah.edu.

For sale

Home for sale – Beautiful, move-in-ready, four-bedroom home in a quiet neighborhood in Monaghan Township, six minutes from Messiah College. This home has been lovingly cared for, and has extensive landscaping and gardens. Walk-out basement, private yard, and maintenance-free deck. For details visit https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/44-Summer-Dr-Dillsburg-PA-17019/60448064_zpid/. Questions? Call 717-497-0112 or email jdevorick@messiah.edu.

2007 Toyota Tacoma, V6, 4WD with access cab, single owner. June 2020 inspection with 150,010 miles. Set up with towing capabilities. Cap over bed area included. Asking $10,000. Contact Dave Shafer at dshafer@messiah.edu or 717-795-8697 for more information.

For rent

One bedroom apartment for rent on Summit Drive. A short walk to the college. Nice, quiet neighborhood. $550/month. Email ltaylor@messiah.edu for more info. No pets.

 

June 27, 2019

June 27th, 2019 by INTERCOM

For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

Corinthians 13:12

NEWS

We are delighted to announce that Greg Lowe has accepted our invitation to serve as executive director of the newly formed Messiah Business Institute (MBI) to be housed on the Grantham campus. MBI is a consortium of family and closely-held businesses in Central Pennsylvania that seeks to build and support a thriving business community within our region. MBI will offer its members a series of workshops each year provided by regional and national experts, a breakfast speaker series and peer group roundtable discussions. MBI is funded by corporate sponsors and membership fees and will be housed in the advancement division of the College.

Greg Lowe is a recently retired partner of McKonly & Asbury, an accounting firm in Mechanicsburg. His professional experience also includes serving as president of the solutions division of ADT Data Systems/IntelliMark/Technisource; founding and owning a consulting firm focused on small to mid-sized businesses; and serving as district manager for Nestle Foods. He co-owns Classical Academic Press, a publishing company in Camp Hill, where he has six Messiah alumni on staff. He has hired more than 60 graduates during his career.

We look forward to many opportunities for Messiah students to interact with local business leaders—leading to new internships and jobs for our students and alumni.

Barry G. Goodling, vice president for advancement

Andy Babyak, chair of the department of business

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Dogs on campus

Messiah is a beautiful, open campus with lots of green space that provides a wonderful area for dog owners to walk their dogs. However, there are rules pertaining to having a dog on campus.

  1. All dogs MUST be leashed at all times; they are not permitted to run at large at any time.
  2. Dogs are NOT permitted in any campus building.
  3. Dogs are permitted on the Cumberland County side ONLY of the Yellow Breeches. This is the side where all the academic buildings are located.
  4. DOGS ARE NOT PERMITTED ON THE STARRY FIELD SIDE AT ANY TIME; this includes being on any of the athletic fields and in the parking lot areas, including Treona.
  5. All handlers are to clean up after their dogs at all times.

Exemption:  If the dog is a service dog or an emotional support animal, the above rules in reference to location areas do not apply.

As a reminder, Monaghan Township has a township ordinance related to dogs running at large on property not belonging to the owner/handler. The Department of Safety will be monitoring Starry Field and if dogs and handlers are found, you will be asked to leave the Starry Field area.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Department of Safety at 717-691-6005. Thank you for helping us keep our grounds and athletic fields looking beautiful.

Mindful marketing tips

Did you know the Office of Marketing and Communications creates the site marketing marquees you see in the lobbies of the buildings? These marquees help tell the story of our students, faculty, alumni and programs to prospective students touring campus. To initiate the design of a new lobby marquee, please begin by filling out the form at www.messiah.edu/projectinitiation. Our project coordinator, Karen Garlinger, will then set up a short meeting to discuss your project goals with the design team. If you’d like updated or new marquees in your building lobby before students are back in the fall, now is the time to schedule production!

Guests on Campus

The Office of Conference and Event Services is pleased to welcome the following groups to campus during the next week:

  • Baseball ID – June 27
  •  Verber Dental – June 27
  • 567 Financial Workshop – June 27
  • Upper Allen Baseball – June 28
  • Messianic Jewish Alliance of America – June 29-July 7
  • Girl’s Lacrosse Camp – June 30-July 3

If you see our guests on campus, please extend a warm welcome to Messiah College!

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For sale

Kubota Tractor for sale: 2011,BX 2360 Kubota tractor $8,500. Paid $16,000 new 2011. 700 hours, 4-wheel drive, diesel, turf tires, 60 inch mower deck, 48 inch bucket, weight box, three point hitch and draw bar. Garage kept well maintained. Call Dan Smith 717-265-6566 for more information.

Toyota Matrix XRS 2004; 113,814 miles; 6 speed; $3,800. Click here for pictures: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1dhjEI1XN3EbcDblbwPG1yfveyfolbL4n. Please contact Susan Shannon at sshannon@messiah.edu.

Bowflex ultimate 2. Bowflex ultimate 2 includes squat attachment, preacher curl attachment, and leg extension attachment. Excellent condition. Asking $300 or best offer. Call Bill at 717-253-5196.

2 tickets for sale: Hugh Jackman’s 2019 The Man. The Music. The Show. World Tour. Monday, July 1, 7 p.m. at the Capital One Arena, Washington, DC. Seats are in section 107M. Selling at face value cost of $247 per ticket. Please contact Holly Ragan at hragan@messiah.edu if you are interested or know someone who is. Thank you.

 

June 20, 2019

June 20th, 2019 by INTERCOM

One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.

Psalm 27:4

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The newest issue of The Bridge is available

The spring issue of The Bridge is here—and it’s all about FUN! Check out how our alums find fun in faith, careers, fitness and more. Read the entire issue at messiah.edu/the_bridge.

RefWorks Contract

Many free citation management tools are now available on the web. RefWorks, a legacy citation management tool costing the college approximately $5,000/year, is under-utilized. Library staff, the Educational Technology Committee, and the Information and Web Technology Committee recommend the RefWorks contract not be renewed in July. This means anyone using RefWorks will need to export and move citations from RefWorks to a new citation management tool by June 30.  Those with RefWorks content should set up a time with a librarian to migrate content to Zotero prior to June 30.

Mindful marketing tips

Did you know…

…the Office of Marketing and Communications creates the site marketing marquees you see in the lobbies of the buildings? These marquees help tell the story of our students, faculty, alumni and programs to prospective students touring campus. To initiate the design of a new lobby marquee, please begin by filling out the form at www.messiah.edu/projectinitiation. Our project coordinator, Karen Garlinger, will then set up a short meeting to discuss your project goals with the design team. If you’d like updated or new marquees in your building lobby before students are back in the fall, now is the time to schedule production!

Guests on Campus

The Office of Conference and Event Services is pleased to welcome the following groups to campus over the next week:

  • Falcon Friday (Admissions): June 21
  • Boys Soccer ID: June 21-22
  • Princeton Christian Church: June 21-23
  • Keystone CFO: June 21-25
  • Boys Basketball Camp: June 23-27
  • Psychology Camp: June 23-27
  • Young Filmmakers Workshop: June 23-28
  • Young Writers Workshop: June 23-28
  • Boys Lacrosse Camp: June 23-29
  • Softball Day Camp: June 24-27
  • Theatre Arts Academy: June 24-28

If you see our guests on campus, please extend a warm welcome to Messiah College!

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For sale

Kubota Tractor for sale: 2011,BX 2360 Kubota tractor $8,500. Paid $16,000 new 2011. 700 hours, 4 Wheel drive, diesel, turf tires, 60 inch mower deck, 48 inch bucket, weight box, three point hitch & draw bar. Garage kept well maintained. Call Dan Smith 717-265-6566 for more information

Bowflex ultimate 2 includes squat attachment, preacher curl attachment, and leg extension attachment. Excellent condition. Asking $300 or best offer. Call Bill at 717-253-5196.

Toyota Matrix XRS 2004; 113,814 miles; 6 speed; $3,800; Link for pictures. Please contact Susan Shannon at sshannon@messiah.edu

Wanted

Looking for a truck to borrow on Friday, 6/21 for 1-2 hours to transport a couch and chair from Mechanicsburg. Will fill up gas tank! Please email bmoshier@messiah.edu if you are able to help.

 

June 13

June 13th, 2019 by INTERCOM

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”

John 14:1-4

NEWS

Recent Messiah College marketing graduate Jason Polansky and Professor of Marketing David Hagenbuch coauthored an article titled, “How Serving Blind Consumers Creates Competitive Advantage,” which CommPro published on May 29. The piece is available at: https://www.commpro.biz/how-serving-blind-consumers-creates-competitive-advantage/

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Associate Professor of Music Dr. Damian Savarino (bass), sang at Carnegie Hall in Manhattan Concert Production’s 20th Anniversary Concert on May 26. The concert featured the same repertoire as MCP’s first concert from 20 years ago – Mozart’s CORONATION MASS, Fauré’s REQUIEM, and Vivaldi’s GLORIA – as well as its longstanding collaboration with the New York City Chamber Orchestra. Dr. Savarino sang the bass solos in the Mozart and Fauré. This was Dr. Savarino’s ninth time performing at Carnegie Hall since 2010.

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Raeann Hamon, distinguished professor of family science and gerontology, and Erin Boyd-Soisson, professor of human development and family science, attended the 2019 Teaching Family Science Conference on the theme Developing Interculturally Competent Family Science Professionals. Hamon and Boyd-Soisson co-presented two posters and one paper, each with different students as co-authors: “Employing Culturagrams to Enhance Student Understanding of Diverse Families and Parenting Practices” with Rachel Jones’19 (HDFS); “Confronting Ageist Stereotypes through an Elder Mentor Program” with Abby Estes ’21 (HDFS); and “Using the Documentary “Babies” to Demonstrate Cultural Diversity in Caregiving” with Kaitlin Ponchione  ’20 (HDFS) and Taylor Forbes ’20 (HDFS).

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RefWorks Contract

Many free citation management tools are now available on the web. RefWorks, a legacy citation management tool costing the college approximately $5,000/year, is under-utilized. Library staff, the Educational Technology Committee, and the Information and Web Technology Committee recommend the RefWorks contract not be renewed in July. This means anyone using RefWorks will need to export and move citations from RefWorks to a new citation management tool by June 30.  Those with RefWorks content should set up a time with a librarian to migrate content to Zotero prior to June 30.

Guests on campus

The Office of Conference and Event Services is pleased to welcome the following groups to campus over the next week:

  • Trinity Christian Church – June 14-16
  • Girls Soccer ID Camp – June 15-16
  • River Camp (Fly Fishing) – June 16-21
  • Swimming Day Camp – June 17-19
  • Baseball Day Camp – June 17-21
  • Girls Soccer Day Camp – June 17-21
  • All Comers Track Meet – June 18
  • Wrestling Challenge Camp – June 19-22

If you see our guests on campus, please extend a warm welcome to Messiah College!

Dogs on campus

Messiah is a beautiful, open campus with lots of green space which provides a wonderful area for dog owners to walk their dogs. However, there are rules pertaining to having a dog on campus.

  1. All dogs MUST be leashed at all times; they are not permitted to be left running at large at any time.
  2. Dogs are NOT permitted in any campus building.
  3. Dogs are permitted on the Cumberland county side ONLY of the Yellow Breeches. This is the side where all the academic buildings are located.
  4. DOGS ARE NOT PERMITTED ON THE STARRY FIELD SIDE AT ANY TIME; this includes being on any of the athletic fields and in the parking lot areas, including Treona.
  5. All handlers are to clean up after their dogs at all times.

Exemption:  If the dog is a service dog or an emotional support animal, the above rules in reference to location areas do not apply.

As a reminder, Monaghan Township has a township ordinance related to dogs running at large on property not belonging to the owner/handler. The Department of Safety will be monitoring Starry Field and if dogs and handlers are found, you will be asked to leave the Starry Field area.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Department of Safety at 717-691-6005. Thank you for helping us keep our grounds and athletic fields looking beautiful.

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Job opportunities

Dining Services has an opening for a full-time chef I. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15426. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Dining Services has an opening for a full-time cook II. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15038. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

The department of college advancement has an opening for a full time executive assistant to the vice president for advancement. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15452. Job related questions may be directed to Inger Blount, director of human resources, at iblount@messiah.edu.

For sale

Messiah Fleet Vehicle for sale. Messiah College Fleet vehicle for sale. 2003 Mercury Sable Premium LS Sedan, 98000 miles. Vehicle was purchased new by the college and maintenance records are available. Asking $3,000 or best offer. Please contact Brad Markley at extension 6011 or bmarkley@messiah.edu to see the car.

For rent

Sarasota condo for rent. Enjoy the fantastic golf course views from the screened lanai of this ground floor 2/2 condo. Condo complex offers 2 heated swimming pools for residents. Located amid the lush surroundings of The Meadows Golf and Country Club that features 3 golf courses, tennis courts and over 13 miles of walking trails. Close to the new University Town Center Mall, I-75, dining, shopping and the gulf coasts finest beaches. Available monthly now through December. Contact Brad Markley at bmarkley@messiah.edu for information.