July 12, 2018

July 12th, 2018 by dran

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Ephesians 3:20-21

MESSIAH 411

Mindful marketing tip: Did you know…

…That Messiah’s logo is available in black, blue or white only? To download the official logos, please go to:  www.messiah.edu/visualidentity and click on the Download Messiah College logos button on your left. Links to download the official logos in .pdf, .eps or .png file formats are at the top of the page. A word document template of the official college letterhead is also available here.

Falcon Exchange student early arrival meal card deadline

Departments bringing students back early for athletic participation, work or volunteer assistance, etc. will need to complete an Early Arrival Card Request Form if you would like to provide meals to your students. The deadline to submit the form is July 15. Questions may be directed to falconexchange@messiah.edu or ext. 7213.

New blog site launched for couples raising a child with a disability

Some of you know our daughter Mary and know how God has used her tremendously to shape our lives. We know the joys she has brought us, but we also know that having a child with disabilities puts a lot of strain on a marriage. For that reason, Laurie and I have launched a blog/ministry to give hope and encouragement to other couples in our situation. Check out our web site www.OurSpecialMarriage.com and feel free to encourage others who might benefit from our site to do the same. – Brian Nejmeh

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Job opportunities:

College Press and Postal Services has an opening for a full-time customer service manager. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/13233. Job-related questions may be directed to Dwayne Magee, director of printing and mailing services, at dmagee@messiah.edu.

The Departments of Biblical and Religious Studies and Peace and Area Conflict Studies, along with The Sider Institute have an opening for a part-time administrative assistant. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/13252.Job-related questions may be directed to Brian Smith at bsmith@messiah.edu or Devin Manzullo-Thomas at dcthomas@messiah.edu.

The Teaching and Learning Initiative and the Boyer Center have an opening for a part-time administrative assistant. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/13257. Job related questions may be directed to Cynthia Wells at cwells@messiah.edu.

The Departments of Education and Sociology have an opening for a part-time administrative assistant. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/13292. Job-related questions may be directed to Don Murk at dmurk@messiah.edu or Malcolm Gold at mgold@messiah.edu

For sale:

Active beehive for sale. 1 Screened bottom board, 1 deep brood box with 10 frames full of bees, honey and brood. 1 medium brood box with 10 frames of drawn comb covered with bees. 1 cover. This started as a split 6 weeks ago with 2 frames each of honey and brood. The hive has been treated for Veroa mites. $280, you need to pick it up. bbrubake@messiah.edu

House for sale. Beautiful two-story home on a wooded acre lot: 4 bedrooms plus a bonus room above the garage, two full and two half baths, full kitchen, finished basement, two decks and a double car garage. Smoke/pet free. Located approximately one mile from the campus – 2514 Mill Road. Two Messiah alumni are moving. Available in August. For more information email: kslabaugh@messiah.edu or call 717-458-8488.

Wanted:

Looking for housing. A family friend is searching for a room or apartment to rent in the area (preferably Harrisburg, Camp Hill, Mechanicsburg, or Dillsburg). For more information please contact me at abook@messiah.edu.

 

 

July 5, 2019

July 5th, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the LORD has promised to those who love him.

James 1:12

 

MESSIAH 411

Mindful marketing tip: Did you know…

…That Messiah’s logo is available in black, blue or white only? To download the official logos, please go to:  www.messiah.edu/visualidentity and click on the Download Messiah College logos button on your left. Links to download the official logos in .pdf, .eps or .png file formats are at the top of the page. A word document template of the official college letterhead is also available here.

Spring issue of THE BRIDGE is available

Ever wonder who brings Messiah’s musical and theatrical productions to life? The spring issue of The Bridge highlights the unsung heroes—in the form of faculty, staff and students—in our feature “Backstage Pass.” We also profile Tiffany (Billings) Murphy ’17, a public relations grad who works behind the scenes at Sight & Sound Theatres in Lancaster.

Also, be sure fill out our Bridge Readership Survey to let us know how we’re doing. Participants have the chance to win one of five $50 gift cards for their time.

Read the magazine in its entirety at 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 third floor of Old Main in the reception area.

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Job opportunities:

College Press and Postal Services has an opening for a full-time customer service manager. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/13233. Job-related questions may be directed to Dwayne Magee, director of printing and mailing services, at dmagee@messiah.edu.

The Departments of Biblical and Religious Studies and Peace and Area Conflict Studies, along with The Sider Institute have an opening for a part-time administrative assistant. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/13252. Job-related questions may be directed to Brian Smith at bsmith@messiah.edu or Devin Manzullo-Thomas at dcthomas@messiah.edu.

The Teaching and Learning Initiative and the Boyer Center have an opening for a part-time administrative assistant. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/13257. Job related questions may be directed to Cynthia Wells at cwells@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Boat for sale: Alumacraft 12-foot aluminum flat-bottom John boat with trailer. Has seating for two adults or an adult and up to two children. Includes an anchor mate and electric motor with 40 # thrust. Will need to provide own marine battery. Asking $450 OBO. Contact Denise at dalbert@messiah.edu or call 717-432-2181 if interested or for more info. 

2000 Honda Civic LX: dark green exterior, tan interior, 201,000 miles, radio/CD player, cloth seats. New side mirrors in 2012; new muffler in 2014; new A/C system in 2016; new rear bumper and rear right taillight and nearby parts in June 2018. Well maintained over ten years of ownership. Has always been a good, dependable little car; has made several cross-country trips without incident. Available July 15 for $2,000 OBO. Contact Alison at anwilliams@messiah.edu

House for sale. Beautiful two-story home on a wooded acre lot: 4 bedrooms plus a bonus room above the garage, two full and two half baths, full kitchen, finished basement, two decks and a double car garage. Smoke/pet free. Located approximately one mile from the campus – 2514 Mill Road. Two Messiah alumni are moving. Available in August. For more information email: kslabaugh@messiah.edu or call 717-458-8488.

Free:

Frontline Plus for Cats. Kills fleas and ticks using liquid drops placed on shoulders. Four (4) doses. Contact Les Weiand, ext. 2901, weiand@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

Thursday, June 28

June 28th, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Dear children,

Let us not love with words or speech

But with actions and in truth.

John 3:18

 

MESSIAH 411

Plan to attend Community Day

All employees are encouraged to attend Community Day on Tuesday, Aug. 28 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 the presentation of the president’s State of the College address. Refreshments will be available after the gathering from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in front of Climenhaga (rain location is Howe Atrium, Boyer Hall). All offices and departments (with the exception of Dispatch and the Early Learning Center) will close from 8:45-11:30 a.m. to allow employees to attend the gathering and reception. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Cohen, executive assistant to the president, at mcohen@messiah.edu.

Mindful marketing tips: Did you know…

…That you can create a standard email signature that matches other employees’ email signatures? To set up your own, please go to www.messiah.edu/signature and follow the instructions for creating yours.

Fireworks safety

Each Fourth of July, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks. Despite the dangers, few people understand the risks…devastating burns, other injuries, fires and even deaths. To learn more, read information from the National Fire Protection Association on Fireworks Safety.

Falcon Exchange student early arrival meal card deadline

Departments bringing students back early for athletic participation, work or volunteer assistance, etc. will need to complete an Early Arrival Card Request Form if you would like to provide meals to your students. The deadline to submit the form is July 15. Questions may be directed to falconexchange@messiah.edu or ext. 7213.

Web services open door hours today

The Web Services team (Ramona) will be available today from 3:00pm – 4:45pm 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.

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For sale:

Conveniently located property near College: 9 Summit Dr., Dillsburg, PA. Currently, it is a two-unit rental property that contains 1,548 sq. ft. and has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Asking price is $150,000. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/9-Summit-Dr-Dillsburg-PA-17019/60448523_zpid/?fullpage=true For more information, please contact Bob Brown at ext. 2260.

Boat for sale: Alumacraft 12-foot aluminum flat-bottom John boat with trailer. Has seating for two adults or an adult and up to two children. Includes an anchor mate and electric motor with 40 # thrust. Will need to provide own marine battery. Asking $450 OBO. Contact Denise at dalbert@messiah.edu or call (717) 432-2181 if interested or for more info. 

2000 Honda Civic LX: dark green exterior, tan interior, 201,000 miles, radio/CD player, cloth seats. New side mirrors in 2012; new muffler in 2014; new A/C system in 2016; new rear bumper and rear right taillight and nearby parts in June 2018. Well maintained over ten years of ownership. Has always been a good, dependable little car; has made several cross-country trips without incident. Available July 15 for $2,000 OBO. Contact Alison at anwilliams@messiah.edu

 

 

 

 

June 28, 2018

June 28th, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

June 21, 2018

June 21st, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

 

But those who hope in the Lord

    will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles;     

they will run and not grow weary,     

they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:31

NEWS

Please come and help celebrate Nu Ha-Dao’s 17 years of service to the College as she prepares to retire. Nu has worked in the Campus Events Departments on the third shift in Old Main, library and ECC over the 17-year span. She has always greeted students, employees and guests of the college with a smile and will be missed. The reception will be on Tuesday, June 26, 8 – 9:30 p.m. in the Private Dining Room (PDR) in Eisenhower. We hope to see you there!

A Collaboratory team returned on June 9 from Kenya. Two project teams, Rapid Orthotics for CURE Kenya (ROCK) and the Cunningham Clubfoot Brace team, worked with CURE International. ROCK updated 3D printing software, printed a prosthetic, and trained several local orthopedic technicians who will “print” custom prosthetics. The Cunningham Clubfoot Brace team updated the partner on a lower cost material for the brace and potential new manufacturing process. Tim Howell (Engr) led the team, which included engineering students Erik Dyrli, Thomas Pond, Katherine Prelog, Jared Rider, Emily Tinguely, Emma Vogan and Daniel Yeisley. Team’s blog: https://et1240.wixsite.com/mysite/blog

A Collaboratory team returned on June 16 from Kenya. The Solar PV team installed a solar power system at the Living Love Ministries orphanage. Randy Fish (Engr) and Dereck Plante (Collab) advised the team, which included engineering students Steven Carpenter, Zachary Engle, Jessica Kline, Matthew Laven, David Moretz, Joshua Patterson and Trey Witmer. Team’s blog: https://collabsolarteam.tumblr.com/

MESSIAH 411

Mindful marketing tips: Did you know…

That you can download official, branded Powerpoint presentations? Please go to www.messiah.edu/presentation and click on the logo button that corresponds to the school you’d like or download the overall Messiah College template. Logos on the template could be used on the opening or closing slide but there’s no need to use them on every slide of your presentation.

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For sale:

Golf clubs. Complete set of Square Two clubs. Metal driver (1, 3, 5), irons (3 through 9), wedge (10), sand wedge (11) and a putter. Also included: Palmer Prolite bag and ProTrolley P660 hand cart. Asking $200. Contact Les Weiand, weiand@messiah.edu or ext. 2901.

Conveniently located property near College — 9 Summit Dr., Dillsburg, PA. Currently, it is a two-unit rental property that contains 1,548 sq. ft. and has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Asking price is $150,000. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/9-Summit-Dr-Dillsburg-PA-17019/60448523_zpid/?fullpage=true For more information, please contact Bob Brown at ext. 2260.

Youth Broyhill Furniture. Girl’s Youth Broyhill dresser and desk set with lighted hutch for sale. Dresser measures 50″w x 30″h x 18″d. Desk with hutch measures 42″w x 78″h x 18″d. Excellent condition. For more information, please contact Heather at hwisner@messiah.edu.

Wooden patio furniture. Table plus four chairs, $75. Contact Niklas Hellgren at nhellgren@messiah.edu

Wooden sofa set. One and two seats includes cushions, $50. Contact Niklas Hellgren at nhellgren@messiah.edu

Girls bike. Schwinn 20” 7-speed girls bike $30. Contact Niklas Hellgren at nhellgren@messiah.edu or anoble@messiah.edu.

Free:

Chinchilla (or small rodent) cage and supplies available for free to a person who will use them. Supplies include

chinchilla food, wood chews, a few toys, and dust bath materials. Contact Bryce Watkins at bwatkins@messiah.edu if interested.

Office supplies. The Intercultural office has a supply of 3 ring binders (several sizes and colors), hanging folders, and empty CD cases. Please stop by the office to help yourself to free items. 

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Adoption Benefit Concert

You are invited to enjoy “An evening with the Cohens & Friends”, an adoption benefit concert for Melissa and Paul Cohen. The concert will be held at Grantham Church on Saturday, June 23 at 7 p.m. and will include a variety of musical styles including: classical, bluegrass, folk and rock. Admission is free. Contact mcohen@messiah.edu or visit http://cohenadoption.wordpress.com for more information.

Housing and mentorship opportunities

Do you know a recent graduate who will be relocation to the Mechanicsburg area this fall for work or grad school? Pillar House, a housing and mentorship program for young adults, is current accepting applications for 2018-2019. For more information about becoming a resident or mentor, contact Cindy Agoncillo (cagoncillo@messiah.edu) or visit thepillarhouse.org.

June 14th, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

 

When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, LORD God Almighty.

JEREMIAH 15:16

NEWS

Join us in the retirement celebration for Lisa Snyder after serving the college for over 20 years in the division of operations. The retirement reception is Tuesday, June 19 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. in Howe Atrium.

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On June 8, retired senior lecturer of athletic training and director of Messiah’s athletic training program Sandy Bush was inducted into the Pennsylvania Athletic Training Hall of Fame by the PA Athletic Trainers’ Society. Congratulations to Sandy!

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Please come and help celebrate Nu Ha-Dao’s 17 years of service to the College as she prepares to retire. Nu has worked in the Campus Events Department on the third shift in Old Main, library and ECC over the 17 year span. She has always greeted students, employees and guests of the college with a smile and will be missed. The reception will be on Tuesday, June 26, 8 – 9:30 p.m. in the Private Dining Room (PDR) in Eisenhower. We hope to see you there!

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A Collaboratory team returned on June 9 from Oaxaca, Mexico. The Village Water Ozonation System (VWOS) team served with Forward Edge International. They checked on a two-year-old installation and explored possible future installation sites. Michelle Lockwood (ENGR) advised the team, which included engineering students Brandon Blackhurst and Daniel Ma, and psych/public relations major Abigail Poh. Team’s blog: https://dm1422.wixsite.com/vwosgoes2oaxaca A Collaboratory team returned on June 9 from Nicaragua. The bridge team served with partnering organization, Friends in Action (FIA) in the remote Rama Cay area. The team partially constructed a bridge that will allow 2 areas of the community to be connected during the rainy season. Doug Flemmens (Collab) and John Meyer (ENGR) advised the team, which included engineering students: Sam Gobeille, Dan Mewha, Nathan Myers, Mark Simpkins, Ben Weaver, Eric Weaver, Nathan Yeoman, and film/media studies major Hunter Hill. Joshua Good (AROMA) also joined the team.

MESSIAH 411

Mindful marketing tips: Did you know…

…That you can get a copy of Messiah’s official visual identity manual? To acquire your own copy for reference, please email design@messiah.edu, let us know how many you’d like and we’ll send them to you via inter-office mail.

Messiah College Night at the Harrisburg Senators

Join us on Saturday, June 16 at 6 p.m. for Messiah College Night at the Harrisburg Senators! Tickets are only $7 and are seated along the first-base line of FNB Field. Use the following link to purchase yours: https://groupmatics.events/Messiahcollege. For questions regarding this event, please contact Karen Blair at kblair@messiah.edu.

Messiah College Adult ESL Summer Camp 2018

The Graduate Program in Education, under the direction of Dr. Jan Dormer, is hosting an Adult ESL Camp July 11-13, at the Messiah College Winding Hill facility. It is open to English learners, 18 years and older, who are at any English proficiency level. Our placement testing dates are June 25 and 26, so we would like to see students registered by June 16. Here is the registration site: http://messiah.edu/eslcamp.

Green chemistry

As part of the Chemistry/Biochemistry Department’s efforts to promote “Green Chemistry” and enhance safety, the department has just upgraded its system for DNA and protein gel analysis to one that uses stain free gels. Biochemists use gels to separate mixtures of protein or DNA fragments and identify them. However, these molecules are colorless and a system of staining and destaining has typically been needed for observing the gels. The upgrades to the “EZ DOC” system will reduce the exposure to hazardous chemicals used in the process. In addition, it will lower the amount of hazardous chemical waste generated by several pounds per year. While that number does not seem very large, the lowered cost of the disposal is estimated to offset the procurement cost of the upgrade in just two to three years. In addition to this, the department continues to “green” its working space by eliminating old and unused chemicals. The department has reduced its chemical stocks by 63% in the past nine years.

Crime-free vacation

It’s that time of year when vacations are on the increase but, unfortunately, so are crimes. Read the tips on what precautions to take to help you enjoy your vacation without becoming a victim.

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Job opportunities:

Dining Services has an opening for a full time cook II. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/13130. Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

The Registrar’s Office has an opening for a part-time records and registration assistant. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/13119. Job related questions may be directed to Carrie Widdowson, senior associate registrar, at cwiddowson@messiah.edu.

The Division of Operations has an opening for a full-time campus events worker (custodial), 2nd shift. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/13133. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, events/staff coordinator, at lprice@messiah.edu.

The Division of Operations has an opening for a full-time campus events worker (custodial) for the Residence Halls. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/13135. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, events/staff coordinator, at lprice@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Swing set/play structure. Wooden swing set/play structure (fort, swings, slide, climbing wall) $250 o.b.o. We can help, but buyer is responsible for disassembly and hauling. Contact nhellgren@messiah.edu or anoble@messiah.edu

Train table with 2 large storage drawers and lots of tracks, trains and accessories (Thomas the Tank Engine, Brio, Melissa & Doug,…) $50. contact nhellgren@messiah.edu or anoble@messiah.edu

Kids bikes. Schwinn 20” 7-speed girls bike $30. Razor 16” boys bike, with training wheels $15. Contact nhellgren@messiah.edu or anoble@messiah.edu

Golf Clubs – complete set of Square Two clubs. Metal drivers (1, 3, 5), irons (3 through 9), wedge (10), sand wedge (11), and putter. Also included: Palmer ProLite bag and ProTrolley P660 hand cart. Asking $200. Contact Les Weiand, weiand@messiah.edu or ext. 2901.

1997 Toyota Corolla for sale. Due for inspection in July and needs some major work to pass. Best for a mechanic or someone who could use it for parts. $500 OBO Contact rostby@messiah.edu for more information.

For rent:

For rent in Grantham. Available August 1. 4 bedroom house and 2 bedroom apartment for students, graduates, or family. Contact Dale Fogelsanger at dfogelsa@messiah.edu or 717-623-0735.

Free:

Chinchilla (or small rodent) cage and supplies available for free to a person who will use them. Supplies include chinchilla food, wood chews, a few toys, and dust bath materials. Contact Bryce Watkins at bwatkins@messiah.edu if interested.

Office Supplies.The Intercultural Office has a supply of 3 ring binders (several sizes and colors), hanging folders, and empty CD cases. Please stop by the office to help yourself to these free items.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Housing and mentorship opportunities

Do you know a recent graduate who will be relocating to the Mechanicsburg area this fall for work or grad school? Pillar House, a housing and mentorship program for young adults, is currently accepting applications for 2018-2019. For more information about becoming a resident or mentor, contact Cindy Agoncillo (cagoncillo@messiah.edu) or visit thepillarhouse.org.

 

 

June 7, 2018

June 7th, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

 

And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

Roman 5:5

MESSIAH 411

Mindful marketing tips: Did you know…

Did you know…

…That you can download a Word document letterhead for your office? Please go to  www.messiah.edu/visualidentity and click on the Download Messiah College logos button on your left to download yours from the right column of the grid. You will need to log in to access this page.

Messiah College Adult ESL Summer Camp 2018

The Graduate Program in Education, under the direction of Dr. Jan Dormer, is hosting an Adult ESL Camp July 11-13, at the Messiah College Winding Hill facility. It is open to English learners, 18 years and older, who are at any English proficiency level. Our placement testing dates are June 25 and 26, so we would like to see students registered by June 16. Here is the registration site: http://messiah.edu/eslcamp.

Messiah College Night at the Harrisburg Senators

Join us on Saturday, June 16 at 6 p.m. for Messiah College Night at the Harrisburg Senators! Tickets are only $7 and are seated along the first-base line of FNB Field. Use the following link to purchase yours: https://groupmatics.events/Messiahcollege. For questions regarding this event, please contact Karen Blair at kblair@messiah.edu.

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Job opportunities

The Murray Library has an opening for a full-time library administrative assistant. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12948. Job related questions may be directed to Lawrie Merz at lmerz@messiah.edu or Beth Transue at btransue@messiah.edu.

The Office of Development has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant for Annual Giving. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/13042. Job-related questions may be directed to Jon Stuckey, director of Development, at jstuckey@messiah.edu.

The Dept. of Dining Services has an opening for a full-time retail restaurant shift supervisor. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12939. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of Dining Services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

The Office of Development has an opening for a full-time regional advancement representative. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/13068. Job related questions may be directed to Jon Stuckey, director of Development, at jstuckey@messiah.edu. 

For rent:

For rent in Grantham. Available August 1. 4 bedroom house and 2 bedroom apartment for students, graduates, or family. Contact Dale Fogelsanger at dfogelsa@messiah.edu or 717-623-0735.

Free:

Approximately three dozen used golf balls of various colors. Contact Les Weiand, weiand@messiah.edu, ext. 2901, first floor of Old Main.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Adoption Benefit Concert

You are invited to enjoy “An Evening with The Cohens & Friends,” an adoption benefit concert for Melissa and Paul Cohen. The concert will be held at Grantham Church on Saturday, June 23 at 7 p.m. and will include a variety of musical styles, including classical, bluegrass, folk and rock. Admission is free. Contact mcohen@messiah.edu or visit http://cohenadoption.wordpress.com for more information.

 

May 31, 2018

May 31st, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you,

Do not fear; I will help you.

Isaiah 41:13

NEWS

Michael True, senior associate in the Career and Professional Development Center, has been selected as a contributor to the book, “International Internships: Mission, Methods, and Models.” It will be released in June at the Global Internship Conference. The title of his chapter is “Select Trends in Higher Education and Future Ideas.” The chapter covers the current state of higher education, required qualities in students, trends in experiential learning, future ideas and next steps.

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It is with pleasure that I announce the following moves and promotions within the Operations Division: Effective August 13, Heather Negley will move to the position of project coordinator, executive assistant for the vice president of operations. Concurrently, Jonathan Bert will be promoted to the director of conference and event services, and effective July 1, Derek Mauldin will be promoted to the sound, lighting and event coordinator as Jonathan’s replacement. Please congratulate these employees as you see or interact with them on campus.

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Niklas Hellgren, associate professor of physics, and Alex Sredenschek, a junior physics and mathematics major, recently attended the Mid Atlantic Chapter meeting of the American Vacuum Association at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Alex presented a poster (“Co-Sputtered ZnSe Thin Films”) of research he and senior physics major Hallie Miller, have conducted under the supervision of Dr. Hellgren. In a competition comprised entirely of graduate students from research universities like the University of Maryland, George Washington University, and the College of William and Mary, he won an honorable mention and a $50 cash prize. The poster can be viewed on the 3rd floor of Frey Hall.

MESSIAH 411

Mindful marketing tips: Did you know…

…that you can download your office’s official logos in black, blue and white and various file types? One is even specifically set up for embroidery. Please go to  www.messiah.edu/visualidentity and click on the Download Messiah College logos button on your left to download yours. You will need to log in to access this page.

Concert Choir tours Slovenia and Croatia

The Messiah College Concert Choir, conducted by Linda Tedford, will perform throughout Slovenia and Croatia from May 22 to 30. The choir will tour both countries, performing in various churches. They will also take part in a choral workshop. The Concert Choir has performed in Italy, Austria, Czech Republic and Ireland.

Save the Date

Join us on Saturday, June 16 at 6 p.m. for Messiah College Night at the Harrisburg Senators. Discounted tickets will be available for a specific section of the ballpark. More information to follow next week!

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Free:

Free to a good office: Messiah College yearbooks: large yearbook collection starting with 1922 and ending with 2013. There are about 12-15 missing years in that span. These are currently in my office and I need to find them a new home. I’d prefer for someone to take all of them rather than just individual copies. Contact Jonathan Bert at jbert@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Old Town Discovery Canoe for sale. 13 foot wide beam which is stable for fishing. Has center seat with oar locks as well as standard bow and stern seats. In good condition. $200 OBO. Contact Creta Bieber at cbieber@messiah.edu.

May 24, 2018

May 24th, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.

Colossians 2: 6-7

NEWS

Please join us for a reception in honor of Joanna Barnhouse from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Climenhaga Homestead on Thursday, May 24. Joanna will be departing Messiah College to become the director of development at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) in Washington, D.C. First as a student and then as an alum and employee, Joanna vibrantly reflected the mission of Messiah in her efforts at engaging a great many donors and friends to invest in the lives of our students. We are deeply grateful for her service to her alma mater and wish her the very best in her bright future.

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From the Office of the Provost

Congratulations to the following faculty members who have been approved for promotion, term-tenure, or term-tenure renewal effective August 1:

Term tenure and promotion from assistant professor to associate professor:

 Andrew Babyak, Department of Business

Carol Buckley, Department of Education

Jeffrey Erickson, Department of Biological Sciences

Erik Forst, Department of Music

Sarah Jones, Department of Nursing

Matthew Lewis, Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science

Carol McGinnis, Department of Graduate Studies: Counseling

Deedre Mitchell, Department of Graduate Studies: Counseling

Keith Quesenberry, Department of Business

David Tanis, Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science

Term tenure and promotion from associate professor to full professor:

David Dixon, Department of Communication

Promotion from associate professor to full professor:

Rachel Cornacchio, Department of Graduate Studies: Conducting

Richard Crane, Department of Biblical and Religious Studies

Michael Harcrow, Department of Music

John Harms, Department of Biological Sciences

David Pettegrew, Department of History

Brian Smith, Department of Biblical and Religious Studies 

Term-tenure renewal:

John Beaney, professor of modern languages

Erin Boyd-Soisson, professor of human development and family science

David Dzaka, professor of English

Jeffrey Erickson, assistant professor of biology and environmental science

Christine Forsythe, professor of art

Donald Forsythe, professor of art

David Foster, professor of biology and environmental science

Michael Harcrow, associate professor of music

Mary Holloway, assistant professor of communication

Joseph Huffman, professor of European history; distinguished professor 2015-2020

Scott Kieffer, professor of health and exercise physiology

James LaGrand, professor of American history

James Makowski, professor of biology

Nance McCown, associate professor of communication

Douglas Miller, professor of health and exercise science

David Owen, associate professor of computer science

Paul Rego, associate professor of politics

Gladys Robalino, associate professor of Spanish

Matthew Roth, professor of English

Wanda Thuma-McDermond, professor of nursing

Tymberley Whitesel, professor of theatre

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Joy Ellis, admissions event manager, has agreed to serve as the coordinator for student retention for the 2018-19 academic year. Joy has recently been considering a change to part-time status to accommodate some family goals, even as the retention position transitions to the Enrollment Management division as a result of Jim Sotherden’s pending retirement. In this role, Joy will report to John Chopka and work with the retention team, faculty and staff to identify and serve potentially at-risk students. She will start her new role on August 15. We appreciate Joy’s years of service to admissions and look forward to the contributions she will make as she focuses on helping students persist and succeed.

MESSIAH 411

Campus Climate Survey website posted

Thank you for your patience and participation in the Campus Climate Survey, seeking to measure prevalence of discrimination, harassment, and/or violence at Messiah College. You are welcome to view materials including results and follow-up information at the following website: https://www.messiah.edu/info/21066/assessment/3771/campus_climate_survey

Your Messiah College login information will be required to view any of the materials. These materials are not intended for distribution or publication outside the campus community, but have been provided for your own education and awareness as we seek to tackle issues of discrimination, harassment and violence.

Falcon Exchange student early arrival meal card deadline

Departments bringing students back early for athletic participation, work or volunteer assistance, etc. will need to complete an Early Arrival Card Request Form if you would like to provide meals to your students. The deadline to submit the form is July 15. Questions may be directed to falconexchange@messiah.edu or ext. 7213.

Falcon Exchange summer hours

The Falcon Exchange has implemented summer window hours effective Monday, May 21. Falcon Exchange will be open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. These summer hours are in effect through Friday, August 17. Answers to your questions may be available on our web page at: https://www.messiah.edu/info/22313/falcon_exchange. You may also contact Falcon Exchange by email at falconexchange@messiah.edu or phone at ext. 7245. We will return your email or phone call as soon as we are able.

Evaluation of Falcon Fitness Center usage

The opening year of the Falcon Fitness Center is coming to a close, and as promised, a team has come together to analyze the usage data and determine if we have the capacity to allow more constituents to have access to the Center. I am excited to report that since August 29, 2017 we’ve had over 118,000 total visits to our fitness center! On a busy day, we see over 1,000 people come through the front door. That is almost half the students who live on campus! Furthermore, the spring semester saw roughly 8,000 more total visits compared to the fall. Our hope is to continue to offer more programming and education to employees and students with the goal of seeing these numbers increase next year.

Given these high usage numbers our leadership team has determined that access to the Falcon Fitness Center will be limited to current undergraduate and graduate students, employees, employee’s spouses, and dependents of employees between the ages of 16-18. It has also been determined that retired employees will be given the opportunity to purchase a yearlong membership. Usage data will continue to be collected and analyzed with the goal of always offering our community the best services possible.

We want to highlight that the indoor track is open to alumni and community members according to the schedule posted on the doors. Over the summer, a predicted low usage time, memberships will be made available to the Falcon Fitness Center. For more information on these memberships follow the link: https://www.messiah.edu/info/22900/falcon fitness center/3801/summer access and memberships

Thank you and have a great summer!

Kevin Ogden, director of the Fitness Center

Mindful marketing tips: did you know

…that you can learn all about Messiah College’s visual identity and branding at our updated website: www.messiah.edu/visualidentity? You can now download your official logos, view the athletic logos and see anew brand marks for use in your publications.

Concert Choir tours Slovenia and Croatia

The Messiah College Concert Choir, conducted by Linda Tedford, will perform throughout Slovenia and Croatia from May 22 to 30. The choir will tour both countries, performing in various churches. They will also take part in a choral workshop. The Concert Choir has performed in Italy, Austria, Czech Republic and Ireland.

Summer group exercise classes at the Fitness Center

The Falcon Fitness Center will be offering a limited selection of group exercise classes this summer. Follow the link below or go on the Glofox App to purchase a class membership and book in! https://www.messiah.edu/info/22902/group_exercise_classes

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Job opportunities

The Admissions Office has an opening for a full-time admissions event manager. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12989. Job related questions may be directed to Sarah Wade, associate VP for enrollment management, at swade@messiah.edu.

The Oakes Museum has an opening for a full-time asst. director for collections and secondary education. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12999. Job related questions may be directed to Helena Cicero, interim director, at hcicero@messiah.edu.

FREE

Broyhill sofa in good condition. Blue check fabric is in good condition, cushions are getting soft. Free for the hauling. Call Bill at 717-253-5196.

Wanted:

Housing needed. Dr. Paul Putz has recently been hired for a one-year appointment to the history department. He and his family are seeking a 2+ bedroom house to rent in Mechanicsburg, Dillsburg or Camp Hill. One year rental commitment, beginning August 1. Please email paul.putz@gmail.com.

 

 

Thursday, May 17

May 17th, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you;

the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”

Numbers 6: 24-26 

NEWS

It is with sadness we share the news that College Press services coordinator, Carole Hutchinson, passed away Tuesday morning, May 15. Carole worked for Messiah for 15 years, encouraging countless students and employees while helping them place orders and manage print files. She will be greatly missed. Please join us in remembering her by carrying forward her compassion, gift for hospitality and her unconditional love.

For more information about Carole and the planned memorial service, please follow this link: http://malpezzifuneralhome.com/obituary/carole-hutchinson

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Tara Bowers Savarino, adjunct instructor of music, was recently selected to serve as a judge for the Music Theatre High School Men’s division of the National Association of Teachers of Singing National Auditions, being held in Las Vegas in June 2018. Mrs. Savarino viewed submissions by regional contestants competing to advance to the live final rounds, which will be held in conjunction with the 2018 NATS National Conference. In previous years, Mrs. Savarino has had three of her own private vocal students advance to the national round of NATS, with one being selected as a national finalist. She maintains a private voice studio in Mechanicsburg and teaches Applied Voice to Music Theatre and Commercial Music majors.

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Congratulations to Brian Menkis, studio art technician, and his wife, Naomi, as they welcome their baby girl born on Saturday, May 5. Cordelia Annette weighed 8 lbs. and was 20″ long. They are home and doing very well.

MESSIAH 411

Important reminder for faculty

Learning Technology Services would like to remind the faculty that it’s not too early to begin planning ahead. The 2018 Fall Semester work submission deadlines have been set. Please coordinate your needs for your courses with the deadline dates posted on the ITS Blog. Click on this link to review the deadlines: http://blogs.messiah.edu/its/archives/7810 Procedure review:

  1. Messiah faculty are notified of the semester work submission deadlines by Diane Hunsinger approximately 6-8 weeks before the materials are due. This allows ample time to obtain copyright clearance for course materials (if necessary) and production of your course pack at College Press.
  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_materials. The online form allows you to enter/attach your copyright clearance requests, automatically creates the work requisition, and allows you to attach a PDF file of your course pack or lab manual.
  3. It is imperative that faculty who plan to sell a course pack/lab manual to students notify Aleisha Wildon, course materials manager, Campus Store and Textbook Express.
  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 at ext. 3895, dhunsing@messiah.edu or copyright@messiah.edu. Thank you for your cooperation.

Laptop tune-ups during May Development Week

It’s time for annual laptop tune-ups. This happens annually during May Development Week. Tune-ups take at least four hours to complete, and are completed on a first come, first served basis, so get your laptop in early! Tune-ups include spyware and malware scans and Windows updates as needed. Call the HelpDesk with questions or stop by Hoffman to off drop your laptop.

Family Weekend 2018

Please save the date for Family Weekend 2018, held September 21-23! The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs is in the beginning stages of collecting all events planned over that weekend. If your office, program area or club has plans for an event and would like to have it promoted in the Family Weekend postcard that is mailed to all undergraduate households this summer (as well as posted online), please contact Sheryl Scaramuzzino (sscaramuzzino@messiah.edu) by e-mail or phone (ext. 5240) by June 1. The 2018 Family Weekend schedule will be posted online by July 1 at www.messiah.edu/familyweekend. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We look forward to sharing this time of celebration our student families and campus community this fall!

Class of 2017 post-grad employment report now available

The Career and Professional Development Center is pleased to provide you with the newly released “First Destination” survey report for the Class of 2017 (https://www.messiah.edu/info/21119/career_outcomes). This report highlights employment and graduate school outcomes for 70% of our most recent graduating class. It’s important to note that this report focuses on destinations of alumni specifically within the first 6-9 months after graduation. To see more longitudinal data related to career outcomes, I invite you to visit the Messiah College page on LinkedIn. IMPORTANT NOTE: The Class of 2018 survey (http://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0V5l38dZFIsr8Tb) is now live and available to current seniors. Please encourage your students who have confirmed their plans to respond. If you have questions on information included in the attached report, please feel free to contact me or the coordinator of this survey, Abby Book, abook@messiah.edu.

Campus Climate Survey website posted

Thank you for your patience and participation in the Campus Climate Survey, seeking to measure prevalence of discrimination, harassment, and/or violence at Messiah College. You are welcome to view materials including results and follow-up information at the following website: https://www.messiah.edu/info/21066/assessment/3771/campus_climate_survey Your Messiah College login information will be required to view any of the materials. These materials are not intended for distribution or publication outside the campus community, but have been provided for your own education and awareness as we seek to tackle issues of discrimination, harassment and violence.

Summer driving hazards

Think icy and snowy roads create the most hazardous driving conditions? Think again! According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, summer months have more fatal car accidents than winter months! Why is summer driving so dangerous? • Summer storms and thunder showers can cause hazardous conditions for driving: slippery roads, hydroplaning, flash flooding, downed trees, even hail! • With school out, there are more teens on the road. Their lack of experience (and often lack of attention) can lead to more accidents. Teens are more likely to be involved in car accidents than any other age group. • There is more road congestion as families hit the highways for vacations. In addition, vacationing drivers are often traveling unfamiliar roads so they may be driving too slowly or making sudden stops and turns. • The chance for tire blowouts increases during hot weather as the air inside your tires expands from the heat. The chances of your engine overheating also increase when the weather is hot; if this happens, pull over to let it cool down. • Road construction increases during the summer resulting in delays, detours, and road rage. • More bicycles and motorcycles are on the road when the sun is shining. Because they are more difficult to see than other vehicles, you need to be alert for them at all times. • Children are outside playing more in the summer, increasing the chances of a child darting into the street and in front of your vehicle. • More people are walking and jogging which means you need to be alert for pedestrians, especially during early morning and evening hours when dark clothes make it more difficult to see them. • The sun’s bright glare can temporarily blind you if you aren’t wearing appropriate sunglasses. • And dehydration can be a very real safety concern on long drives if you don’t keep a bottle of water handy. Likewise, if you break down or are stranded for any length of time, you want to make sure you have water available, especially if you have young children with you. Don’t get careless with your driving because you don’t have to worry about black ice or bitter cold. Remember that summer driving has its own set of safety hazards!

Falcon Exchange student early arrival meal card deadline

Departments bringing students back early for athletic participation, work or volunteer assistance, etc. will need to complete an Early Arrival Card Request Form if you would like to provide meals to your students.  The deadline to submit the form is July 15.  Questions may be directed to falconexchange@messiah.edu or ext. 7213.

Reminder – Recognition Reception on Tuesday, May 22

Please join us on Tuesday, May 22, as we gather to celebrate the commitment of those employees who have reached significant service milestones. We thought it might be helpful to share how we determine who has reached service milestones, as we have not included this information recently in the Intercom. Employees who meet the following criteria are recognized: • Full-time and part-time employees • Employees who will reach a significant service year milestone (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, etc.) on or before September 15 of that year • Employees who are re-hired by the College will be credited with service years earned prior to an approved break in service • Temporary or occasional assignments are not considered when calculating service years This year’s Recognition Reception will be held from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Brubaker Auditorium. We will have a time of refreshments and fellowship until 11:30 a.m. with conveying of awards to follow. The list of employees to be honored can be viewed here. In addition to recognizing service milestones and retirements, we will also be announcing the recipients of performance awards. Another highlight will be a performance by the student musical group Seven. We hope to see you there! Please contact Kathy Castonguay, Human Resources and Compliance, with any questions.

FAN Golf Outing – Register Now

Limited Space – RESERVE YOUR SPOT! 9th Annual Messiah College FAN Golf Classic

Date: Monday, June 4

Where: Colonial Country Club, 4901 Linglestown Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17110

When: Registration: 7:30 a.m.

Shotgun start: 8:30 a.m.

Lunch: 1:30 p.m. If you would like to register as an individual golfer for the Golf Classic please complete and submit this registration form by Saturday, May 26. Submit checks payable to Messiah College by June 1. Your $125 individual registration fee includes one round of golf, golf cart privileges, outing giveaways, participation in on-course games, participation in all contests, refreshments and lunch. Checks (made payable to Messiah College) can be mailed to: Yonette Schneider Messiah College One College Avenue, Suite 3013 Mechanicsburg, PA, 17055

Falcon Exchange summer hours

The Falcon Exchange has implemented summer window hours effective Monday, May 21. Falcon Exchange will be open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. These summer hours are in effect through Friday, August 17. Answers to your questions may be available on our web page at: https://www.messiah.edu/info/22313/falcon_exchange. You may also contact Falcon Exchange by email at falconexchange@messiah.edu or phone at ext. 7245. We will return your email or phone call as soon as we are able.

Evaluation of Falcon Fitness Center usage

The opening year of the Falcon Fitness Center is coming to a close, and as promised a team has come together to analyze the usage data and determine if we have the capacity to allow more constituents to have access to the Center. I am excited to report that since August 29, 2017 we’ve had over 118,000 total visits to our fitness center! On a busy day we see over 1,000 people come through the front door, that’s almost half the students who live on campus! Furthermore, the spring semester saw roughly 8,000 more total visits compared to the fall. Our hope is to continue to offer more programming and education to employees and students with the goal of seeing these numbers increase next year.

Given these high usage numbers our leadership team has determined that access to the Falcon Fitness Center will be limited to current undergraduate and graduate students, employees, employee’s spouses, and dependents of employees between the ages of 16-18. It has also been determined that retired employees will be given the opportunity to purchase a yearlong membership. Usage data will continue to be collected and analyzed with the goal of always offering our community the best services possible.

We want to highlight that the indoor track is open to alumni and community members according to the schedule posted on the doors. Over the summer, a predicted low usage time, memberships will be made available to the Falcon Fitness Center. For more information on these memberships follow the link: https://www.messiah.edu/info/22900/falcon fitness center/3801/summer access and memberships

Thank you and have a great summer!

Kevin Ogden, director of the Fitness Center

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Job opportunities

The Office of Conference Services has an opening for a sound and lighting technician. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12955. Job related questions may be directed to Jonathan Bert at jbert@messiah.edu.

The Office of Student Affairs has an opening for a full-time athletic trainer. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12921. Job-related questions may be directed to Creta Bieber at cbieber@messiah.edu.

The Department of Dining Services has an opening for a full-time retail restaurant supervisor. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12939. Job related questions may be directed to Dan Campbell at dcampbell@messiah.edu.

The Murray Library has an opening for a full-time library administrative assistant. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12948. Job related questions may be directed to Bill Strausbaugh at bstrausba@messiah.edu

For sale

Charcoal smoker grill. Basic charcoal smoker, very lightly used. $25 Contact Dan Schmidt at dschmidt@messiah.edu.

Numerous items for sale. Steelers bedspread, pillow sham, bedskirt and matching curtain $45; ESP Ltd Electric Guitar with Peavey Audition 20 Amp $200 for set; L-shaped Desk $40; Leather top desk $20; Nordic Track Treadmill $75; Texsport Privacy Outdoor Camping Shower Shelter Tent $45. Pictures available from pseibert@messiah.edu.

Wanted

I am in need of a loving home for my pup. His name is Paco, 7 years old and full of energy. He loves to cuddle, wants a lot of attention and is great with children. For more information, please contact Wendy Perez at wperez@messiah.edu.

Grantham house available two weeks in July. House in Grantham available July 15-29 – no rent, in exchange for cat care and plant watering. Contact Janell Paris at jparis@messiah.edu.

Housing needed. Dr. Paul Putz has recently been hired for a one-year appointment to the history department. He and his family are seeking a 2+ bedroom house to rent in Mechanicsburg, Dillsburg or Camp Hill. One year rental commitment, beginning August 1. Please email paul.putz@gmail.com.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Grass Volleyball Triples Tournament

Love to play volleyball? Mechanicsburg boys’ volleyball team sponsors a triples grass volleyball tournament for all ages on June 2 at Memorial Park in Mechanicsburg. Pre-register until May 31 for $75 a team. Day of registration is $90. Check in at 8 a.m., games begin at 9 a.m. Forms for registration can be found on the mbgsd.org website under Parks and Recreation, volleyball. Contact Tina Keul (tkeul@messiah.edu) with any questions.