December 7

December 8th, 2016 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned to send her away secretly. But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.

“She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet: “BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL,” which translated means, “GOD WITH US.” And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife, but kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he called His name Jesus.

Matthew 1:18-25

NEWS

The Messiah College Concert Choir and the Susquehanna Chorale (ensemble-in-residence at Messiah), joined forces with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra to present performances of the Faure Requiem on Nov.  11, 12 and 13. Performances were held in Parmer Hall and at the Forum in Harrisburg. Audience response to these performances was enthusiastic, and the experience was further indication of the ongoing commitment to collaboration between the three groups.

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Kristopher Cravey, assistant professor of business and director of the graduate business and leadership programs, assisted Day & Zimmermann, a century-old, family-owned company based in Philadelphia,, in securing a $950 million contract with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to provide construction and maintenance services to TVA’s nuclear generation fleet. In an industry facing steep cost pressures, TVA, based on research from the University of Tennessee, adopted a Vested Outsourcing Model to develop a “What’s In It For We” contracting model that is tied to mutually desired outcomes. Dr. Cravey was asked by Day & Zimmermann to help craft and co-present their proposal response and is supporting the negotiation of the Vested contract agreement. TVA’s nuclear generation fleet provides energy to more than 4.5 million homes and businesses. The following link provides more information on the contract award: http://www.energycentral.com/news/tva-awards-950-million-contract-day-Zimmerman

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Congratulations to Matthew and Emily Farrar, assistant professors of physics and engineering, on the birth of their second child. Finnian Jude Farrar was born on Tuesday, Nov.  22, at 2:34 a.m. He weighed 7 lb., 7 oz. and was 19 inches long. Everyone is doing well.

Please join Information Technology Services (ITS) in welcoming Wallace (Wally) Macon, ITS security analyst, to the campus community. Wally will be responsible for coordinating IT security initiatives, promoting information security awareness and compliance within the campus community as well as developing and delivering training on various aspects of information security. Wally comes to us upon retirement from the U.S. Air Force. When you see Wally, please give him a warm welcome — we are excited he is here. – Bill Strausbaugh, vice president for information technology and associate provost

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Toy collection for Employee Christmas Luncheon

In the spirit of Christmas, we are again offering the opportunity to give. This year we are supporting the good work of Mission Central by providing Christmas gifts to children in an elementary school (K-8th) in a distressed neighborhood. To participate, please bring an item from the list below or see attachment:

    • cars and trucks
    • Lego sets
    • arts & crafts
    • musical instruments
    • footballs, soccer balls and Frisbees
    • baby dolls
    • kitchen play sets
    • stuffed animals
    • jewelry and bead kits
    • board and card games

 

College guitar ensemble in concert Saturday Dec. 10

The Department of Music will present the Messiah College Guitar Ensemble in concert on Saturday Dec. 10 at 1:30 p.m. in the High Foundation Recital Hall. The performance will have a Christmas theme and will feature student soloists Avery Bouffard, August Fackler, Lori Nowaczyk and Josh Song. The event is open to the public and admission is free of charge.

Spring semester early arrivals

Campus residences are closed between noon on Friday, Dec. 16 and 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3. If you are bringing students back to campus for a college-related reason before Tuesday, Jan. 3 and they will need access to their on-campus rooms or apartments, you must submit the following information by Friday, Dec. 9:

  • Name of student
  • Student ID number (if known)
  • Student’s housing assignment (if known)
  • Date of return
  • Reason for return

Any questions can be directed to Rhonda King at rking@messiah.edu or housing@messiah.edu.

The President’s Report issue of The Bridge is live

The President’s Report issue of The Bridge is here! This fall issue details the academic year in review with a timeline of College events; a financial report; campus milestones; Homecoming; student scholarship; athletic highlights; profiles of students, alumni and educators; and so much more. Please view the online version of the magazine 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 front lobby.

Employee Referral Bonus Program

Want to share the experience of working at Messiah College with others? Have a friend, relative or colleague that you feel would be a good fit at Messiah and help Messiah succeed? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, consider referring the individual for a position at the College. Not only can you help the College, but the College has a way to thank YOU for the help. Messiah has established an Employee Referral Bonus Program, coordinated through Human Resources, whereby referrals who are hired by the College can lead to you receiving a $300 bonus for the referral. Full details and conditions of the Employee Referral Bonus Program, including the process of making a referral as well as the conditions for receiving a bonus, can be reviewed in the Messiah College Policy and Procedure Manual. A copy of the referral form is located here. The College thanks you for your assistance in identifying strong candidates for employment at Messiah.

Safety Committee channel on MCSquare

Did you know there is a (workplace) Safety Committee channel on MCSquare? It’s found on both the employee and student tabs. On this channel are the meeting minutes for each monthly meeting; the dates for upcoming meetings; and links to information such as the list of committee members, near miss incident report form, and the anonymous safety suggestion form. You can also find additional information on the workplace safety committee including its by-laws in the safety manual, section #20.

Applications are now being accepted for Into the City Nashville

Our next Into the City trip will be to Nashville from Sat., March 11 – Wed., March 15 (the first half of spring break). Please encourage interested students to apply by Jan. 9 at http://messiah.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1OocaPheXtHcwDz.

Into the City is a career exploration and professional development program that leverages the expertise of Messiah alumni, parents and friends to expose students to life, work and community in an urban context. In addition to having free time to explore the city of Nashville, student participants will discover answers to the following questions through visits to various companies and personal connections to Messiah alumni:

  1. How has my Messiah education prepared me for the world of work?
  2. What types of career opportunities exist in a given organization?
  3. What are the range of workplace cultures and values, and what is a good fit for me?
  4. How can I practically connect with professionals and enhance my network?
  5. What do employers look for in new graduates?
  6. What are the various stages of career progression?
  7. How can I best articulate the value I bring to a professional context?

Please contact the Career and Professional Development Center with any questions at ext. 6016.

Christmas Tree Fires

Along with the Christmas season come some unique safety hazards. One of them is the increased fire potential from Christmas lights and decorations. A dry tree can catch fire and burn faster than newspaper. There are many short videos on YouTube of Christmas tree fires. The two things they all have in common: the tree is totally engulfed and the fire has spread to surrounding furnishings in less than one minute AND the trees were dry (not being watered regularly). Please take a minute to view this demonstration. This video also shows why it is essential to practice an evacuation plan with your family. Notice the black smoke which is quickly generated and can make visibility and breathing almost impossible. Just a few minutes can indeed make a difference!

Fall research symposium

TONIGHT! Senior and Junior level students from the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Psychology will summarize the results of semester and year-long research studies during tonight’s Annual Fall Research Symposium. The Symposium will be held in multiple venues between 6- 9 p.m. TONIGHT (Thursday, Dec. 8). Concurrent oral presentation sessions will be held in Kline 120 and Frey 110 (Alexander Auditorium) beginning at 6 p.m. The Symposium will conclude with poster presentations that will be held in the Jordan Lobby between 8:20-9 p.m. Join us to learn about and appreciate the amount and variety of novel research being done by our students! The Symposium Program is available through this link. Contact Symposium Coordinator Larry Mylin (lmylin@messiah.edu; Department of Biological Sciences) if you have questions.

Christmas closure access

Messiah College Christmas Closure Campus and all buildings including the Winding Hill facility will be closed and secured at 11 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22 and access to campus will be prohibited from that time. The official holiday per Human Resources is as follows: the College is closed starting Friday, Dec. 23 and reopens on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 at 6 a.m. During this holiday closure, access to college facilities will be limited to employees who are required to be on campus as required by their job responsibilities. To ensure the safety of everyone, no one will be permitted access to campus during this time unless pre-approved. The following information is provided to those that are required to report to campus.

  1. All requests for access must be submitted to the employee’s appropriate vice president/dean along with rationale as to why they MUST be on campus during the closed time. Included in this request would be the date and times access is needed. For example: sports teams, persons in SEH that need to care for animals in Kline/Jordan. A person that just wants to work in their office will not be approved access. Use attached form.
  2. All requests must be submitted by Dec. 12.
  3. The appropriate vice president/dean will forward the requests to the vice president for operations for final discussion and approval Dec. 13-15.
  4. All persons requesting permission will receive communication by Dec. 16 as to whether approval was granted. This communication will include the process of what to do when they are on campus.
  5. All approved personnel will be placed on a list at the Dispatch Office.

Safety recalls

DEHUMIDIFIERS: There have been more than 2,000 reported incidents of dehumidifiers overheating. About 450 fires have been reported, resulting in more than $19 million in property damage. This recall involves 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 65 and 70-pint dehumidifiers with brand names Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, GE, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima. Recalled model numbers and date codes are listed below. The brand name and the pint capacity are printed on the front of the dehumidifier. The model number and date code are printed on a sticker on the back, front or side of the unit. The dehumidifiers are white, beige, gray or black plastic and measure between 19 and 24 inches tall, 13 and 15 inches wide, and 9 and 11 inches deep. They were sold at AAFES, HH Gregg, Home Depot, Kmart, Lowe’s, Menards, Mills Fleet Farm, Sam’s Club, Sears, Walmart and other stores nationwide and in Canada, and online at Amazon.com and Ebay.com, from January 2005 through August 2013 for between $110 and $400. View model information here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Gree-Reannounces-Dehumidifier-Recall-Following-450-Fires-and-19-Million-in-Property-Damage

Advising a J-Term service trip

Dear Employees,

We’d like to offer the opportunity for employees to participate in and advise a student service trip over J-Term break. Through service with diverse communities, we hope students will experience enriching and challenging growth which will help to foster learning of oneself, of the needs of others, and of the role that service plays in society through a lens of Christian faith. Advisors serve alongside students, assist student leaders in facilitation of reflection and devotions, and assist in any problem-solving that may arise. All costs are covered for advisors. J-Term service trips will take place Thursday, Jan. 26-Sunday, Jan. 29. We are currently looking for an advisor who may be interested in specifically serving with Priority One Ministries, which is described below. If you’re interested in serving as an advisor or have additional questions, please contact Emily Callon at nismoffice@messiah.edu by Thursday, Dec. 22. To learn more about advising a service-learning trip, please visit: http://www.messiah.edu/info/22577/advise_a_service-learning_trip

Thank you for considering!

Priority One Ministries (Bronx, NY) This service trip focuses on issues of hunger and homelessness. Some participants may be serving in a storehouse organizing food and other materials for distribution while others might be directly interacting with homeless communities. Additionally, participants may have the opportunity to work with children in an after school tutoring program. To learn more, visit: http://www.priority1ministries.org/ 

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For sale:

Christmas trees. Live fir and spruce. 4-7’ $25. 8-12’ $40. Located at 9680 Carlisle Rd, Dillsburg. Delivery available. Contact Dale Fogelsanger at dfogelsa@messiah.edu or 717-623-0735.

Violin for sale.1950’s German-made, full-size student Violin for sale. Blonde finish, one-piece back, restored by Waltersdorff. Includes black case and (2) bows. For pictures and more information, please contact Misty via email: mspangler@messiah.edu.

Five bedroom home for sale by owner. Mechanicsburg School District. Less than 10 minutes from campus. Open floor plan. Roomy eat-in kitchen with new granite countertops. Asking $224,000. Contact cwickey@messiah.edu.

7 sets of window blinds, 43” x 64”.  Only used one year.  Great condition.  Purchased at JC Penney.  $25 each.  Contact hmyers@messiah.edu

For rent:

Two apartments for rent. First floor 2 bedroom/1 bath apartment in quiet Colonial Park neighborhood available Jan. 1. Thirty minutes from the College. Eat in kitchen with ceramic tile floor includes stove, refrigerator, and microwave. Laminate flooring in living room. Carpet in the bedrooms. Both bedrooms include walk-in closet. Large closet in living room. In-wall air conditioner in living room. Coin operated laundry on premises. Storage locker in basement. One reserved parking spot in addition to on-street parking. Rent includes water, sewer, and trash removal. Tenant pays electric, cable, phone. Rent: $750/month. One month rent and $750.00 security deposit due at lease signing. Please contact Su Deitch at 717-648-7573 or billsrentals@comcast.net.

One bedroom/1 bath apartment in quiet Colonial Park neighborhood available Feb. 15, 2017. Thirty minutes from the College. Eat in kitchen with ceramic tile floor includes stove, refrigerator, and microwave. Laminate flooring in living room. Carpet in bedroom. Walk in closet in bedroom. In wall air conditioner in bedroom. Coin operated laundry on premises. Storage locker in basement. 1 reserved parking spot in addition to on-street parking. Rent includes water, sewer, and trash removal. Tenant pays electric, cable, phone. Rent: $600/month. One month rent and $600 security deposit due at lease signing. Please contact Su Deitch at 717-648-7573 or billsrentals@comcast.net.

Single family one level cottage for rent in Camp Hill school district. Home is newly renovated throughout with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms. Mobility friendly design. Off street parking with garage. Available beginning January 15. Non-smoking, no pets. Please contact lharper@messiah.edu if interested.

Wanted:

Seeking roommate to share Harrisburg apartment. A single man seeks the same to share a two bedroom apartment in Allison Hill, Harrisburg. Rent is $250 per month, utilities included. Available Jan. /Feb. 2017. Please contact George at 717-829-5941.

 

November 30, 2016

December 1st, 2016 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16

NEWS:

The Pennsylvania Public Relations Society (PPRS) honored Nance McCown, associate professor of communication, with the 2016 Ernest R. McDowell Award for Excellence in Public Relations at a banquet on Nov. 10. The McDowell Award recognizes an individual for sustained excellence in the field of public relations, in both the profession and the community. The award is presented annually in memory of the late senior vice president of marketing and corporate relations with Capital Health System, today’s PinnacleHealth System. Ernie set the standard for professionalism and community service with his good works and lifetime example.

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The Messiah College Concert Choir and the Susquehanna Chorale (ensemble-in-residence at Messiah), joined forces with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra to present performances of the Faure Requiem on Nov.  11, 12 and 13. Performances were held in Parmer Hall and at the Forum in Harrisburg. Audience response to these performances was enthusiastic, and the experience was further indication of the ongoing commitment to collaboration between the three groups.

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In mid-October, senior Sung Bo (Joseph) Yoon (biology; coauthor, John Harms) was awarded first prize in his section for his research poster presentation at the 19th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences hosted at the University of Maryland’s Baltimore County campus (UMBC). Messiah College seniors Arielle Raugh (biology; coauthor, Larry Mylin) and Anthony Bogetti (chemistry; coauthor, Roseann Sachs) also presented research posters at the competition, which included more than 280 presentations. Biological sciences faculty research mentor John Harms served as a judge for the research competition.

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Ted Davis, professor of the history of science, will deliver two invited plenary talks at I Conferência Nacional Cristãos na Ciência, at Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie in Sao Paolo. This is the first annual meeting of a new organization of Christian scientists in Brazil. Information about the conference is at http://www.cristaosnaciencia.org.br/conferencia/.

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Messiah College, Design as Service was invited to participate in a special report that Graphic Design: USA publishes each fall entitled “Socially Responsible and Sustainable Design.” The professional design organization spotlighted a dozen designers / design organizations in their magazine and website. Professor Kathy T. Hettinga was asked to write about the work her design students–Francis Miller, April Nguyen and Rebecca Adams—accomplished with the national client Damascus Citizens for Sustainability. The student team designed an award-winning, expansive, illustrated publication, working closely with Director and Chief Scientist Barbara Arrindell of DCS. The Socially Responsible and Sustainable Design issue includes designers from New York to Chicago to Texas that have “embraced the notion of responsibility writ large—linking environmental responsibility to social responsibility, designing for good and positive social change (Responsible Design Matters, pg. 28, GDUSA).” Messiah College, Design as Service is featured on page 46: https://issuu.com/gdusa/docs/october2016

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The Department of Human Development and Family Science was well represented at the 2016 National Council on Family Relations Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Nov. 1-5. Twelve HDFS students joined Robert Reyes and Raeann Hamon in attending. Robert Reyes participated in a roundtable discussion with more than 200 attendees on “Social Justice Strategies to Address the Elephant in the Classroom or the Family Room: Race and Racism in America –Latino Families and Immigration.” Robert also presented “Use of a Poverty Simulation Workshop and Its Impact on High Order Cognitive Learning.” Annie Insley, a sophomore HDFS major, presented a paper written by Erin Boyd-Soisson (Erin was not able to attend due to her father’s funeral) entitled “The Contexts of Child Abuse: Using an Ecological Model to Help Students Understand the Complex Factors Associated with Child Abuse.” During the same symposium entitled “Engaging Classroom Exercises for Teaching Family Theories,” Raeann Hamon (co-authored with Annette Kolb ’17 FCS—and Sam Wilcock) presented “Show Me Your Family and I Will Show You Mine: An Activity for Immersing Students in Family Development Theory.” Raeann was also invited to participate on a panel addressing “What Can You Do with Your Family Science Degree? Career Plans and Speed Mentoring” for student and new professional members. Finally, Raeann was presented the Felix Berardo Scholarship Award for Mentoring. Check out the HDFS Department Facebook page for pictures.

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Professor Michael Zigarelli of the Department of Business recently published a book on leadership entitled “Soccer Field, Mission Field: 100 Coaches Reveal How They Play for Something More.” The basic research question of the project is: “What does it look like when a follower of Jesus leads a team?” Coaches who participated in the study have, collectively, more than 1,500 years of coaching experience at the professional, college and high school level.

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Congratulations to Nancy J. Frank, clinical liaison coordinator in the Department of Nursing, who recently became a certified nurse educator by passing the National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator exam. Certification as a nurse educator is a mark of distinction for nurse educators who demonstrate expertise in the specialty role of nursing education. Specifically, the mission of the Academic Nurse Educator Certification Program is to recognize excellence in the advanced specialty role of the academic nurse educator.

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Dennis Weller, conference and event coordinator, has been elected to serve as Regional Director Elect for his professional organization, Association of Collegiate Conference & Event Coordinators – International. This region includes Washington DC, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the countries of Greece, Israel and the United Kingdom. Through this organization, Dennis is also working towards certification as a Collegiate Conference and Events Professional. This program encourages expanded knowledge through individual inquiry, participation in the profession and the Association.

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December graduate reception

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is pleased to invite you to the December Graduate Reception. Come celebrate those students who are on the threshold of Messiah College and the next chapter in their life journey on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 5:30-7 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. The evening will include light hors d’oeuvres, a message from alumna Erica Young Reitz ‘02, and the presentation of gifts to December graduates from President Kim Phipps. Please register online at attend.com/DG16 to let us know if you plan to attend. We hope to see you there!

Changing counter hours at Falcon Exchange

Effective Dec. 1, the Falcon Exchange will be changing its counter hours of operation to 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please make note of this change so that we may better serve our Messiah College community. We are available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., by phone or department email. Any questions should be directed to Elliott Sternbergh at ext. 7245 or esternbe@messiah.edu.

The President’s Report issue of The Bridge is live

The President’s Report issue of The Bridge is here! This fall issue details the academic year in review with a timeline of College events; a financial report; campus milestones; Homecoming; student scholarship; athletic highlights; profiles of students, alumni and educators; and so much more. Please view the online version of the magazine 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 front lobby.

EMPOWER is back!

One of the most successful wellness programs we’ve offered in the past is back! EMPOWER is an on-site weight management program that enables participants to move forward in meeting personal goals, provides helpful knowledge in the areas of physical activity and nutrition, and creates a community of support. Through eight weekly meetings, utilizing interactive engagement with a senior health coach, and individual sharing, participants are guided into a lifetime of weight management success, and supported by colleagues within the workplace. We are offering the 8-week program on Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 19. We must have at least 15 employees register for us to be able to offer this program. So, find a friend and sign up today. But please, only register if you are able to attend at least six of the eight sessions. Employees can register simply by emailing Doug Miller at dmiller@messiah.edu . Deadline for registrations is Jan. 3, 2017.

Habitat for Humanity — Home for the Holidays Concert

The popular “Home for the Holidays” concert presented by the Eaken Piano Trio will return for the 26th consecutive year. This year’s show will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at The Grace Milliman Pollock Performing Arts Center, 340 N. 21st Street, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania at 7 p.m. For further information, go to the following link. http://harrisburghabitat.org/event/27th-home-for-the-holidays-show/

Office of Conference and Event Services closed

The Office of Conference and Event Services will be closed on Monday, Dec. 5 from 8 a.m. – 2.p.m. In the event of an emergency, please call ext. 6009 for further instructions.

RSVP – Employee Christmas Luncheon

To ensure that we prepare adequately, please send your RSVP for the Employee Christmas Luncheon to the Office of Human Resources and Compliance by Wednesday, Dec. 7. The RSVP card, located on your invitation, is also your entry into the raffle drawing. Please note that you must be present to win. We’re looking forward to a time of fellowship, fine food and festive entertainment!

Toy collection for employee Christmas luncheon

In the spirit of Christmas, we are again offering the opportunity to give. This year we are supporting the good work of Mission Central by providing Christmas gifts to children in an elementary school (K-8th) in a distressed neighborhood. To participate, please bring an item from the list below or see attachment:

  • cars and trucks
  • Lego sets
  • arts & crafts
  • musical instruments
  • footballs, soccer balls and Frisbees
  • baby dolls
  • kitchen play sets
  • stuffed animals
  • jewelry and bead kits
  • board and card games

Still needed: A few good elves

Each year, employees volunteer to help us at the Employee Christmas Luncheon. This allows our colleagues in dining services and campus events to more fully participate in the event. If you haven’t participated before, or if you’ve had a great time volunteering in the past, we need you this year. It’s fun!

Please consider volunteering for one of the following time slots on Friday, Dec. 16:

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

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Kaitlyn Gehris, human resources, at kgehris@messiah.edu by Wednesday, Dec. 7.

College guitar ensemble in concert, Saturday Dec. 10

The Department of Music will present the Messiah College Guitar Ensemble in concert on Saturday Dec. 10 at 1:30 p.m. in the High Foundation Recital Hall. The performance will have a Christmas theme and will feature student soloists Avery Bouffard, August Fackler, Lori Nowaczyk and Josh Song. The event is open to the public and admission is free of charge.

Spring semester early arrivals

Campus residences are closed between noon on Friday, Dec. 16 and 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3. If you are bringing students back to campus for a college-related reason before Tuesday, Jan. 3 and they will need access to their on-campus rooms or apartments, you must submit the following information by Friday, Dec. 9:

  • Name of student
  • Student ID number (if known)
  • Student’s housing assignment (if known)
  • Date of return
  • Reason for return

Any questions can be directed to Rhonda King at rking@messiah.edu or housing@messiah.edu.

Christmas break closure

Campus and all buildings, including the Winding Hill facility, will be closed and secured at 11p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22 and access to campus will be prohibited from that time. The official holiday per Human Resources is as follows: the College is closed starting Friday, Dec. 23 and reopens on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 at 6 a.m. During this holiday closure, access to college facilities will be limited to employees who are required to be on campus as required by their job responsibilities. To ensure the safety of everyone no one will be permitted access to campus during this time unless pre-approved. The following information is provided to those that are required to report to campus.

    1. All requests for access must be submitted to the employee’s appropriate vice president/school dean along with rationale as to why they MUST be on campus during the closed time. Included in this request would be the date and times access is needed. For example: sports teams, persons in SEH that need to care for animals in Kline/Jordan. A person that just wants to work in their office will not be approved access. Use attached form
    2. All requests must be submitted by Dec. 12.
    3. The appropriate vice president/school dean will forward the requests to the vice president for operations for final discussion and approval Dec. 13-15.
    4. All persons requesting permission will receive communication by Dec. 16 as to whether approval was granted. This communication will include the process of what to do when they are on campus.
    5. All approved personnel will be placed on a list at the Dispatch Office.

Safety Committee channel on MCSquare

Did you know there is a (workplace) Safety Committee channel on MCSquare? It’s found on both the employee and student tabs. On this channel are the meeting minutes for each monthly meeting; the dates for upcoming meetings; and links to information such as the list of committee members, near miss incident report form, and the anonymous safety suggestion form. You can also find additional information on the workplace safety committee including its by-laws in the safety manual, section #20.

Online networking opportunity for students and alumni

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

  • Thursday, Dec. 15: 8- 9:30 p.m. (athletics/sports majors), for alumni and students
  • Monday, Dec. 19: noon-1:30 p.m. (connecting Messiah alumni in NYC area), alumni/seniors
  • Friday, Dec 30: noon- 1:30 p.m. (golden grads), for alumni

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

Open House at The Oakes Museum of Natural History

Join us at The Oakes Museum of Natural History for our annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 1 – 5 p.m. This event is our way of saying “Thank You” to each of you in the community for supporting us throughout the year. There will be a craft project for children, a story time, photo booth, special discounts in the gift shop, drawings for museum gift certificates. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free, so invite a friend. You do not need to RSVP for this event. Please contact the museum office at 717- 691-6082 or email us at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu if you have questions.

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Job opportunities

The Office of Marketing and Communications has an opening for the position of communication specialist. For additional information and to apply, please see: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9749. Job-related questions may be directed to Danielle Ran, director of communications, at dran@messiah.edu.

Financial Services currently has an opening for the position of senior accounting analyst. For additional information and to apply, please see: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9747. Job-related questions may be directed to Christine Hartman, director of financial services & controller, at chartman@messiah.edu.

The admissions office currently has an opening for the position of admissions counselor. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9736. Job-related questions may be directed to Dana Britton, director of admissions, at dbritton@messiah.edu.

For sale

Christmas trees. Live fir and spruce. 4-7’ $25. 8-12’ $40. Located at 9680 Carlisle Rd, Dillsburg. Delivery available. Contact Dale Fogelsanger at dfogelsa@messiah.edu or 717-623-0735.

Acoustic String Bass, $3,500. Romanian made, hand carved. Purchased from Shank’s Strings Shop (Elizabethtown, PA; www.shankstrings.com/home). Lightly used. Excellent condition as per recent re-evaluation by Michael Shank. Price includes bass, padded case ($300value) and other supplies. Also available are two German bows and one hard-sided, zipper bow case. Contact Larry Mylin at lmylin@messiah.edu or text or call Linda at 717- 940-6848.

Violin for sale.1950’s German-made, full-size student Violin for sale. Blonde finish, one-piece back, restored by Waltersdorff. Includes black case and (2) bows. For pictures and more information, please contact Misty via email: mspangler@messiah.edu.

Electric washer and dryer (Kenmore), $50 each. The washer is slightly scuffed due to moving. Prices are negotiable. Interested please email wschultz@messiah.edu or call 717-650-4860 for pictures. Please arrange your own pick up.

Five bedroom home for sale by owner. Mechanicsburg school district. Less than 10 minutes from campus. Open floor plan. Roomy eat-in kitchen with new granite countertops. Asking $224,000. Contact cwickey@messiah.edu.

For rent

Within a ten-minute walk to the college, first-floor apartment with two bedrooms, two baths, study, living-dining area, kitchen, basement garage, fenced-in backyard. Includes washer and dryer; oil heat, sewerage, garbage collection. Available Dec. 1; $925 monthly. Call Paul Nisley at 717-766-4937.

Walk-in basement apartment within a ten-minute walk to the college. One bedroom, living-dining room, kitchen, bath. Has off-street parking. Ideal for young couple or a single person. Includes washer and dryer; oil heat, sewerage, garbage collection. Available Jan. 1; $425 monthly. Call Paul Nisley at 717-766-4937.

Two apartments for rent. First floor 2 bedroom/1 bath apartment in quiet Colonial Park neighborhood available Jan. 1. Thirty minutes from the College. Eat in kitchen with ceramic tile floor includes stove, refrigerator, and microwave. Laminate flooring in living room. Carpet in the bedrooms. Both bedrooms include walk-in closet. Large closet in living room. In-wall air conditioner in living room. Coin operated laundry on premises. Storage locker in basement. One reserved parking spot in addition to on-street parking. Rent includes water, sewer, and trash removal. Tenant pays electric, cable, phone. Rent: $750/month. One month rent and $750.00 security deposit due at lease signing. Please contact Su Deitch at 717-648-7573 or billsrentals@comcast.net.

One bedroom/1 bath apartment in quiet Colonial Park neighborhood available Feb. 15, 2017. Thirty minutes from the College. Eat in kitchen with ceramic tile floor includes stove, refrigerator, and microwave. Laminate flooring in living room. Carpet in bedroom. Walk in closet in bedroom. In wall air conditioner in bedroom. Coin operated laundry on premises. Storage locker in basement. 1 reserved parking spot in addition to on-street parking. Rent includes water, sewer, and trash removal. Tenant pays electric, cable, phone. Rent: $600/month. One month rent and $600 security deposit due at lease signing. Please contact Su Deitch at 717.648.7573 or billsrentals@comcast.net.

Wanted:

Seeking roommate to share Harrisburg apartment. A single man seeks the same to share a two bedroom apartment in Allison Hill, Harrisburg. Rent is $250 per month, utilities included. Available Jan. /Feb. 2017. Please contact George at 717-829-5941.

November, 17

November 17th, 2016 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all his people I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.

Ephesians 1: 15-16

NEWS:

Dennis Weller, conference and event coordinator, has been elected to serve as Regional Director Elect for his professional organization, Association of Collegiate Conference & Event Coordinators – International. This region includes Washington DC, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the countries of Greece, Israel and the United Kingdom. Through this organization, Dennis is also working towards certification as a Collegiate Conference and Events Professional. This program encourages expanded knowledge through individual inquiry, participation in the profession and the Association.

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The Department of Human Development and Family Science was well represented at the 2016 National Council on Family Relations Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Nov. 1-5. Twelve HDFS students joined Robert Reyes and Raeann Hamon in attending. Robert Reyes participated in a roundtable discussion with more than 200 attendees on “Social Justice Strategies to Address the Elephant in the Classroom or the Family Room: Race and Racism in America –Latino Families and Immigration.” Robert also presented “Use of a Poverty Simulation Workshop and Its Impact on High Order Cognitive Learning.” Annie Insley, a sophomore HDFS major, presented a paper written by Erin Boyd-Soisson (Erin was not able to attend due to her father’s funeral) entitled “The Contexts of Child Abuse: Using an Ecological Model to Help Students Understand the Complex Factors Associated with Child Abuse.” During the same symposium entitled “Engaging Classroom Exercises for Teaching Family Theories,” Raeann Hamon (co-authored with Annette Kolb ’17 FCS—and Sam Wilcock) presented “Show Me Your Family and I Will Show You Mine: An Activity for Immersing Students in Family Development Theory.” Raeann was also invited to participate on a panel addressing “What Can You Do with Your Family Science Degree? Career Plans and Speed Mentoring” for student and new professional members. Finally, Raeann was presented the Felix Berardo Scholarship Award for Mentoring. Check out the HDFS Department Facebook page for pictures.

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Last year’s opera production, ”The Tender Land” by Aaron Copland–presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance and directed by Dr. Damian Savarino–received 2nd Place in the National Opera Association’s Opera Production competition for the 2015-2016 season. Other productions which placed in the same division were produced by Western Washington University and the University of Montana. This is the second Messiah College production in three years to place in this competition – Dr. Savarino’s production of ”The Medium” by Gian Carlo Menotti received 1st Place in the 2013-2014 season.

MESSIAH 411:

No Intercom on Nov. 24

Due to Thanksgiving, the Intercom will not publish Nov. 24. The next issue will be Dec. 1. Thank you for your understanding.

Library special projects fund call for proposals; deadline Dec. 9

The Library and Library Committee are pleased to announce a request for proposals for the library Special Projects Fund. This Fund allows departments, faculty or programs to improve the library collection by applying for and using additional funds from outside their department library allocation. The distribution of funds will be determined through a proposal process coordinated by the Library Committee. Faculty, departments or programs are invited to submit proposals for the Special Projects Fund. The deadline for proposals is Friday, Dec. 9.

We invite proposals that would build the library collection in the following ways:

  1. Support new majors, programs or curricular concentrations (undergraduate)
  2. Support interdisciplinary projects
  3. Address underdeveloped areas of the library collection
  4. Make one-time, large purchases such as important reference works
  5. Address changing media formats
  6. Address changing cultural or pedagogical needs. Please review the document about this fund on the Special Projects Fund website, http://www.messiah.edu/info/21167/library_services/1877/special_projects_fund, for complete information and a link to the online proposal form, https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfHupnttxj5gp7REZ6t4HbEIsItCHHX0ot4J48Seq0UuiQ8nQ/viewform.

Please direct any questions about this fund or the proposal process to your liaison librarian. Submit completed applications via the online proposal form. You may alternatively submit them to Beth Transue, librarian/collection development coordinator, box 3002 or btransue@messiah.edu. The Library Committee looks forward to reviewing your proposals this fall. 

Annual Authors’ Exhibit: attention educators!

The annual Authors’ Exhibit will be held on Friday, Dec. 9. Please submit hard copies of your publications, exhibits, performance materials, etc. from December 2015-December 2016 for display at this important event held in conjunction with the New Doc’s Tea. Materials can be dropped off at Carol Hostetter’s office in Boyer 101 or put in campus mail to Suite 3008. Materials will be returned to you following the event.

“Holiday Help” fundraiser

The Agape Center’s International Service-Learning teams are doing a fundraiser in which you can receive help with holiday-related work! Students from all three upcoming outreach teams —those going to Bolivia, Nicaragua and Northern Ireland—will be working with you to complete necessary tasks to get ready for the holiday season. On Dec. 3, from either 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m., teams of three students will be available to assist with tasks of the following nature: wrapping gifts, putting up Christmas decorations (indoor and outdoor), cooking, cleaning (indoors and out), babysitting or any additional holiday needs our teams are capable of undertaking. This fundraiser is based entirely on donation, and it is suggested that you donate $40 per student for each session. Please fill out the form (link below) to describe what you would like help with and your personal contact information. Sign-ups are open until Sunday, Nov. 27. You will hear from me on Tuesday, Nov. 29 about which timeslot and how many students you will have. If you have a task that isn’t one of the above five, please provide details on what we can do to help you. Thank you for allowing our teams to be able to serve in these communities to further Christ’s Kingdom! If you do have further questions, please contact me, Emily Callon, at the Agape Center by email (nismoffice@messiah.edu) or by phone at ext. 3898.

Holiday open house at The Oakes Museum of Natural History

Join us at The Oakes Museum of Natural History for our annual Holiday open house on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 1- 5 p.m. This event is our way of saying “Thank You” to each of you in the community for supporting us throughout the year. There will be a craft project for children, a story time, photo booth, special discounts in the gift shop and drawings for museum gift certificates. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free, so invite a friend. You do not need to RSVP for this event. Please contact the museum office at 717-691-6082 or email us at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu if you have questions.

Changing counter hours at Falcon Exchange

Effective Dec. 1, the Falcon Exchange will be changing its counter hours of operation to 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please make note of this change so that we may better serve our Messiah College community. We are available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., by phone or department email. Any questions should be directed to Elliott Sternbergh at ext. 7245 or esternbe@messiah.edu.

Nobel Prize Seminar on Nov. 29
Plan to attend the 7th annual “Nobel Prize Seminar” on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 5:15 p.m. in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110). The seminar includes Nobel prizes awarded in Physics, presented by Dr. Niklas Hellgren; Chemistry, presented by Dr. Roseann Sachs; and Medicine, presented by Dr. Michael Shin. Refreshments will be served beginning at 5 p.m.

IT equipment sale
ITS will be having a sale of used computer equipment this semester. This sale will be “Cash & Carry.” If paying by check, please make it out to Messiah College. We have made every attempt to ensure the equipment is working. However, all equipment will be sold as is. No refunds or returns. The desktop and laptop computers available have no operating system and no software installed due to licensing constraints. Outlets will be available at time of purchase to test power if desired. All equipment will be sold on a first come first serve basis. Where: Witmer (old dorm lab next to current dance studio area on lowest level) during hours listed. No Hoffman sales!

When: Nov. 28, 30 and Dec. 2 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and Dec. 6, 8 from 9-10:30 a.m.

What: Windows laptop computers – $100; Windows desktop computers – $140; Mac desktop computers – $288; Monitors – $10

If you have any questions, please contact Berte Thompson (bthompso@messiah.edu) or Tina Deloglos (cdeloglos@messiah.edu).

EMPOWER is back!

One of the most successful wellness programs we’ve offered in the past is back! EMPOWER is an on-site weight management program that enables participants to move forward in meeting personal goals, provides helpful knowledge in the areas of physical activity and nutrition, and creates a community of support. Through eight weekly meetings, utilizing interactive engagement with a senior health coach, and individual sharing, participants are guided into a lifetime of weight management success, and supported by colleagues within the workplace. We are offering the 8-week program on Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 19. We must have at least 15 employees register for us to be able to offer this program. So find a friend and sign up today. But please, only register if you are able to attend at least 6 of the 8 sessions. Employees can register simply by emailing Doug Miller at dmiller@messiah.edu . Deadline for registrations is Jan. 3, 2017.

Speaking engagement

Ted Davis, professor of the History of Science, will deliver two invited plenary talks at I Conferência Nacional Cristãos na Ciência, at Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie in Sao Paolo. This is the first annual meeting of a new organization of Christian scientists in Brazil. Information about the conference is at http://www.cristaosnaciencia.org.br/conferencia/.

Needed: A few good elves

Each year, in the spirit of the season, employees volunteer to help with setup, serving, and cleanup at the Employee Christmas Luncheon. This allows our colleagues in dining services and campus events to more fully participate in the event. If you haven’t participated before, or if you’ve had a great time volunteering in the past, we need you this year…and it’s fun!

Please consider volunteering for one of the following time slots on Friday, Dec. 16:

·         Set-up: 9- 10:30 a.m. or 10:30-noon.

·         Serving: Two, 45 minute shifts during lunch; meet at 11:40 a.m. for instructions

·         Cleanup: 2:30-3:30 p.m.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Kaitlyn Gehris, Human Resources, at kgehris@messiah.edu by Wednesday, Dec. 7.

The Department of Education hosts Alison Bancroft’s student honors presentation

On Thursday, Nov. 17, from 4 – 5 p.m., in Boyer’s Parmer Cinema, Alison Bancroft will present her student honors project, “Cue 1: Literacy—Utilizing Drama Techniques in the Literacy Classroom.” During the hour, Alison will perform three classroom dramas and feature a nine-lesson curriculum digital book. Says Alison, “Drama has changed my life. See how it can change the way you teach. We’ve got magic to do . . . .” Refreshments will be served.

Student timesheets for week ending 11/19/16

Due to the Thanksgiving Break, all student timesheets for week ending 11/19/16 must be in the Payroll Office by Monday, Nov. 21. This allows the payroll staff enough time to process the timesheets for the Dec. 2 payroll.

P-Card user interface update

Visa has made a number of improvements to the IntelliLink Spend Management system that will become effective for Messiah College on Monday, Nov. 21. Video and quick reference guides can be found at the following link: http://www.messiah.edu/info/21036/instructions. If after you have accessed IntelliLink and familiarized yourself with the new look and have questions or need additional assistance, I will be available in Boyer Hall 337 on the following dates and times: Tuesday, Nov. 22, 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Nov. 30, 11 a.m. – noon; Monday, Dec. 5, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

The African Children’s Choir

Be sure to join us as the African Children’s Choir performs at Grantham Church on Sunday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. Come and experience a performance that shows the beauty, dignity and potential of each African child! The program features well-loved children’s songs, traditional spirituals and rhythmic gospel favorites. In spite of the tragedies that have marred their young lives, the children are radiant with hope, musically gifted and always wonderfully entertaining. We’re looking forward to seeing you at this inspirational performance! Admission is free for all ages; a free-will offering will follow the concert. The African Children’s Choir will also be performing in chapel at Messiah on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 29. Host families are needed for them from Sunday night until Wednesday morning (Nov. 27-30). If you are interested in hosting a chaperone and between 2-3 children, contact Douglas Curry at dcurry1@messiah.edu.

Choral Arts auditions

Messiah College Choral Arts Society will present Handel’s Messiah on April 24, 2017, in Parmer Hall.  Auditions for this year’s ensemble will be held Dec. 6 and Jan. 3, 2017, at Messiah College.  Please contact Kelly Athey at kathey@messiah.edu or call 717-766-2511 ext. 3310, to schedule your appointment.  Rehearsals for the Messiah College Choral Arts Society take place on Tuesday evenings, 7:15 – 9:30 p.m.  Rehearsals will talk place in the Martin Choral Rehearsal Hall, in the High Center.

 

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Job opportunities:

Campus Events is accepting applications for the position of campus events worker II – Hostetter/Murray Library. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9691. Job-related questions may be directed to Scott Zeigler, campus events manager, at szeigler@messiah.edu.

The Collaboratory at Messiah College currently has an opening for the position of program manager. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9687. Job-related questions may be directed to Doug Flemmens, interim director of the Collaboratory for strategic partnerships and applied research, at dflemmens@messiah.edu.

Dining Services is accepting applications for the position of catering supervisor. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9557. Job-related questions may be directed to Derrick Trent, catering manager, at dtrent@messiah.edu.

For rent:

First floor apartment within a ten-minute walk to the college, two bedrooms, two baths, study, living-dining area, kitchen, basement garage, fenced-in backyard. Includes washer and dryer; oil heat, sewerage, garbage collection. Available Dec. 1; $925 monthly. Call 717-766-4937. For rent: Walk-in basement apartment within a ten-minute walk to the college. One bedroom, living-dining room, kitchen, bath. Off-street parking. Ideal for young couple or a single person. Includes washer and dryer; oil heat, sewerage, garbage collection. Available Jan.1; $425 monthly. Call 717-766-4937.

For sale:

Acoustic String Bass, $3,500. Romanian made, hand carved. Purchased from Shank’s Strings Shop (Elizabethtown, PA; www.shankstrings.com/home). Lightly used. Excellent condition as per recent re-evaluation by Michael Shank. Price includes bass, padded case ($300value) and other supplies. Also available are two German bows and one hard-sided, zipper bow case. Contact Larry Mylin at lmylin@messiah.edu or text or call Linda at 717- 940-6848.

 

 

 

November 10, 2016

November 10th, 2016 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

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

JEREMIAH 29:11

NEWS:

Please join the Department of Music in congratulating all the voice students who competed in the student auditions for the Allegheny Mountain Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. The student auditions were hosted by Millersville University on Saturday, Oct. 29. As a result, four students either won their categories or were semi-finalists: Britney Yauger, winner in sophomore women (student of Dr. Damian Savarino), Autumn Deck, semi-finalist in sophomore women (student of Dr. Damian Savarino), Sally Graham, semi-finalist in junior women (student of Ms. Elaine Henderson) and Ian Bethmann, winner in junior men (student of Dr. Damian Savarino).

MESSIAH 411:

November wellness workshop

Our November wellness workshop will be presented by three of our nutrition and dietetics students–Brigitte Brady, Brian Hancock and McKenna Welshans. The workshop is titled “Maximize your lunch hour: eat better and keep moving!” The workshop will be presented on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from noon-12:45 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. Invite a colleague to join you and come find out how you can make the MOST out of your lunch hour.

Annual Authors’ Exhibit: attention educators!

The annual Authors’ Exhibit will be held on Friday, Dec. 9. Please submit hard copies of your publications, exhibits, performance materials, etc. from December 2015-December 2016 for display at this important event held in conjunction with the New Doc’s Tea. Materials can be dropped off at Carol Hostetter’s office in Boyer 101 or put in campus mail to Suite 3008. Materials will be returned to you following the event.

Annual soup sale

The annual soup sale sponsored by the Division of Finance and Planning is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 pm in the payroll office lobby, located on the first floor of Old Main. Enjoy a cup of soup for $3 or a cup of soup and a bottle of water for $4. Baked goods will also be available for purchase. ALL proceeds benefit local families for Christmas. We are also collecting canned goods, non-perishable food items and diapers for the Silence of Mary Homes in Harrisburg. Please support this worthy cause and enjoy some homemade soup!

Online networking opportunity for students and alumni

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

  • Thursday, Nov. 17, 8- 9:30 p.m. (government majors), for alumni and students
  • Friday, Nov. 18, noon-1:30 p.m. (Messiah College Alumni Networking), for alumni
  • Monday, Nov.28, noon- 1:30 p.m. (Connecting Messiah Alumni in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), for alumni and students

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

Employee Christmas luncheon

Please plan on joining us for the annual Employee Christmas luncheon on Friday, Dec. 16, from noon – 2:30 p.m. As is our tradition, it will be a time of fellowship, fine food and festive entertainment. Save the date!

The Department of Education hosts Dayren Soto’s student honors presentation

On Friday, Nov.11, in Boyer 131, senior Dayren Soto will deliver her student honors presentation entitled, “ACKNOWLEDGING SACRIFICIO,” an autoethnography of her experience through public schooling. In it, Dayren will relate her experiences an English Language Learner and how her first experiences in school would not only be difficult for her, but for her Spanish-speaking parents as well. She explores the common stereotypes of Latinos and their assumed disinterest in schooling and how her parents impacted her education. Come and hear Dayren’s autoethnograhy, as she shares the story that his greatly impacted where she is today. Refreshments will follow.

“Holiday Help” fundraiser

The Agape Center’s International Service-Learning teams are doing a fundraiser in which you can receive help with holiday-related work! Students from all three upcoming outreach teams —those going to Bolivia, Nicaragua and Northern Ireland—will be working with you to complete necessary tasks to get ready for the holiday season. On Dec. 3, from either 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m., teams of three students will be available to assist with tasks of the following nature: wrapping gifts, putting up Christmas decorations (indoor and outdoor), cooking, cleaning (indoors and out), babysitting or any additional holiday needs our teams are capable of undertaking. This fundraiser is based entirely on donation, and it is suggested that you donate $40 per student for each session. Please fill out the form (link below) to describe what you would like help with and your personal contact information. Sign-ups are open until Sunday, Nov. 27. You will hear from me on Tuesday, Nov. 29 about which timeslot and how many students you will have. If you have a task that isn’t one of the above five, please provide details on what we can do to help you. Thank you for allowing our teams to be able to serve in these communities to further Christ’s Kingdom! If you do have further questions, please contact me, Emily Callon, at the Agape Center by email (nismoffice@messiah.edu) or by phone at ext. 3898. Link to sign-up: https://goo.gl/forms/mnRnuUjkHZ7bYs993 *Again, sign-ups are due by Sunday, Nov. 27.

December graduate reception

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is pleased to invite you to the December Graduate Reception. Come celebrate those students who are on the threshold of Messiah College and the next chapter in their life journey on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. The evening will include light hors d’oeuvres, a message from alumna Erica Young Reitz ‘02, and the presentation of gifts to December graduates from President Kim Phipps. Please register online at attend.com/DG16 to let us know if you plan to attend. We hope to see you there!

Winter walking

Whether we like it or not, one day soon winter weather will arrive and we’ll be walking on ice and snow. When this happens, to decrease your chances of a fall, take a moment to review “winter walking tips.”

Holiday open house at The Oakes Museum of Natural History

Join us at The Oakes Museum of Natural History for our annual Holiday open house on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 1- 5 p.m. This event is our way of saying “Thank You” to each of you in the community for supporting us throughout the year. There will be a craft project for children, a story time, photo booth, special discounts in the gift shop and drawings for museum gift certificates. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free, so invite a friend. You do not need to RSVP for this event. Please contact the museum office at 717-691-6082 or email us at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu if you have questions.

Creativity and copyright in the digital age

Please join us on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 4:00 p.m. in Parmer Cinema for a presentation on copyright law and issues surrounding the use of digital images. This program will be informative and relevant to all who create or use images in their study and work, particularly to those in marketing, graphic design, printing and related areas. The presenter, Charles Hooker, Esq., is an attorney whose Harrisburg law firm specializes in intellectual property and copyright issues. He represents the Dauphin County Bar Association’s pro bono “Lawyers for the Arts” group. There will be a Q&A time, so bring your questions and copyright scenarios! –Sponsored by Messiah College’s copyright working group, the visual arts department and DCBA.  For more information contact Lawrie Merz at lmerz@messiah.edu.

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For sale:

Decorative mirror. Very sturdy. (From Pier 1), $35, and wooden accent table, $50. See this link for pictures. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kqcyk9gnw1upoxu/AABMz8w6xyS6iAUUeaIhDWpza?dl=0 Contact kblair@messiah.edu if interested.

Maytag front loading large capacity washer, in very good condition. Asking $100. Frigidaire ceramic top stove, in very good condition, asking $200. Gold’s Gym treadmill, seldom used, very good condition, asking $200. I have pictures of the items. If interested, please contact Tom at trhoads@messiah.edu or leave a message at 717-525-4091.

Wanted:

My name is Mallory Hess and I’m a junior nutrition and dietetics transfer student. My housing for this spring semester fell through and I was advised to post an ad and see if any faculty/ staff would be willing to house me. I’m more than willing to help out in any way! I’m currently engaged and will be getting married this summer, so I would only be in need of housing for the J-term and spring semester. Thank you for your consideration. I can be reached at mh1514@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

 

November 3

November 3rd, 2016 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

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

Philippians 4:13

NEWS:

Todd Goranson, associate professor of music, performed a series of master classes and recitals with Trio Atlantis in Karlstad and Karlskoga, Sweden from Oct. 17-23, 2016. Concert venues included the estate of Alfred Nobel and the historical Nedre Ulleruds church, as well as mini-concerts for the Il Sistema music students in Karlstad. Earlier in the year, he performed as soloist and provided a series of saxophone and bassoon clinics at the Mont Kiara International School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (March 2016) and served on the faculty of the Masterworks Festival (June-July 2016).

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MESSIAH 411:

Messiah College Choral Arts Society will present Handel’s Messiah on April 24, 2017 in Parmer Hall at Messiah College. Auditions for this year’s ensemble will be held Dec. 6 and Jan. 3, 2017 at Messiah College. Please Contact Kelly Athey at kathey@messiah.edu or call 717-766-2511, ext. 3310 to schedule your audition. Rehearsals for the Messiah College Choral Arts Society take place on Tuesday evenings (7:15-9:30 p.m.). Rehearsals will take place in the Martin Choral Rehearsal Hall in the High Center.

New resource for teaching and learning: 20-Minute Mentor programs

As part of our Teaching and Learning Initiative, Messiah College now has a 20-Minute Mentor Commons subscription that provides access to a broad range of faculty development topics. I hope you’ll find this to be a useful resource for ideas on how to enhance your teaching and your students’ learning. As a member of our campus community this online resource from Magna Publications is available at no cost to you. 20-Minute Mentor Commons offers on-demand versions of their popular 20-Minute Mentor programs, covering a broad range of faculty development topics. Sign up today and help energize your higher education career.

STEP 1: Activate your 20-Minute Mentor Commons subscription 1. Go to www.magnapubs.com/sitelicense/registration.html?v=messiah0927 2. Enter information in each of the required fields. In the authorization code box, enter our group authorization code MESSIAH248 and click Submit

Please note: entering the authorization code is done only once.

STEP 2: Access the 20-Minute Mentor Commons library 1. Go to www.magnapubs.com/profile 2. Enter your email address and password, and click Submit. If you do not know or remember your account password, use “Forget your password?” to reset it. 3. On the left side of the screen, under My Account, My Online Access, select Subscriptions. The online content you have access to will be listed to the right. Click the appropriate link to view the content. Please do not share the authorization code with anyone outside our campus community. Need help? Call 800-433-0499, ext. 2 (outside the U.S. and Canada call 608-246-3590, ext. 2.). Our office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday. You may also email support@magnapubs.com.-Jennifer Fisler, professor of education director of teaching & learning

Training for supervisors of student employees

The Student Employment Office is offering training sessions for supervisors of student employees on Nov. 9 and 15 from 2-3:30 p.m. in Frey 110, Alexander Auditorium. This training will include an overview of student employment procedures such as hiring and onboarding, disciplinary processes, employment policies, summer hiring, etc. If you supervise student employees and/or handle the administrative duties involved with student employees, please plan to attend one of the sessions. For additional information, contact Belinda Conrad at ext. 2900 or bconrad@messiah.edu.

Mocktails networking event – Nov. 9

Every year, Eyas, the Student Alumni Council, partners with the Career and Professional Development Center to host an evening of professional development for students. “Dining for Dummies” and “Mocktails” as these events are known, feature networking education for our students, by providing an etiquette dinner followed by a mock-cocktail networking reception. This reception gives students a safe space to directly apply and practice their networking skills with alumni. While the dining component is only open to students, Mocktails is a great opportunity to invite alumni back to campus and celebrate their achievements post-college while allowing them to speak into the lives of current students. Because we realize that many of our alumni have a strong affinity with their professors and/or advisors, we hope that you might be able to help identify and invite alumni to participate in this student-engagement, networking experience. Additionally, we would like to invite you to attend and encourage your current students to sign up for either, or both events. Your presence may break down some barriers for our students and alumni to create a relaxed and positive networking experience for all involved.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Ashley Sider (asider@messiah.edu). If you have alumni in your circle who you feel would be a good fit for this opportunity, please pass along the details below. We appreciate your partnership in helping make connections and making this opportunity beneficial for all students!

  • Who: Messiah College students and alumni
  • What: Mocktails (featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic cocktails)
  • When: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 7- 8:30 p.m. Registration begins at 6:45 p.m. in Jordan Atrium
  • Where: Messiah College, The Oakes Museum (registration in Jordan Lobby)
  • Why: To assist current students in professional development, specifically focused on networking.
  • Dress: Business casual

Please register at http://attend.com/mocktails2016. Students can register at http://attend.com/eyasmockett2016 for Dining for Dummies and/or Mocktails. For questions or additional information, please contact eyas@messiah.edu.

United Way employee pledge drive launched

Please note: Employee pledge drive forms should be sent to Kathy Castonguay, Suite 3015.

The annual employee pledge drive launched last week and will run through Friday, Nov. 11. By donating to The United Way of the Capital Region (UWCR) during the pledge drive, you can help support programs focusing on acute needs such as education intervention. For example, in Cumberland County, 20% of children are not proficient in reading; the numbers rise to 33% in Dauphin County. To begin to address disparities in school readiness and achievement, the United Way sponsors after-school, mentoring and youth development programs. Last year, 12,954 children received critical support through these initiatives. To learn more about this program and others that help individuals and families address education issues go to https://www.uwcr.org/images/pdf/we_aspire_piece.pdf. Donating to the United Way is an opportunity for you to help realize solutions to problems in our community. One hundred percent of your contribution is directed to local programs and services.

You can:

  • Specify the non-profit recipient
  • Select one of four focus areas (health, education, income or basic needs) or
  • Allow the United Way to apply your donation to the area of greatest need

Please contact Kathy Castonguay, human resources and compliance, with any questions. Thank you for your consideration.

Visiting alumni update

Please join us in welcoming following alumni back to campus:

  • Friday, Nov. 4: Brian Kipe, 2001 – Preparing for Medical School Presentation; sponsoring faculty, Roseann Sach
  • Tuesday, Nov. 8: Barb Bingham, 2003, Judith Turnbaugh McCrea 2001, Donya Galen, 1993, Kim Williamson, 1984 – presenting to HDFS classes; sponsoring faculty, Jason Lehman
  • Friday, Nov. 11, Julie Fenton, 2014 – presenting a seminar for the Bio/Chem department; sponsoring faculty, Roseann Sachs

Our Visiting Alumni Program includes a small gift, parking pass, possible coupons for lunch or coffee and notification to the Messiah College campus via the intercom. Please help us recognize your department for bringing back alumni and welcoming them to campus. Please send an email to alumni@messiah.edu to begin the visiting alumni process and alert the office of returning alumni.

CLASSIFIEDS:

Job opportunities

The athletics department at Messiah College currently has an opening for summer sports camp coordinator. For additional information and to apply, please see: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9630. Job-related questions may be directed to Jack Cole, executive director of athletics and fundraising; assistant professor, at jcole@messiah.edu.

Dining Services at Messiah College currently has an opening for the position of catering sales coordinator. For additional information and to apply, please see: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9661. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

For sale

Solid Oak Armoire w/crown molding (store 32″ wide TV or computer or can be used for clothing) $225.Doors fold into side of cabinet. Matching Solid Oak Lighted Books cases w/crown molding, One has 5 shelves, the other with 3 shelves and double doors at bottom, $100 each., Bar Stools (3) Black wrought iron with floral tapestry upholstered seats 27.5″ seat height w/scroll back, $20 each or all 3 for $50, Chocolate Brown leather chair and a half wall hugger recliner to flat position, $125. (All items in great condition- non-smoker) Pictures are available upon request. Contact Teri Rader at trader@messiah.edu for more info. Moving must sell these items.

Decorative mirror. Very sturdy. (From Pier 1) $35 and wooden accent table $50. See this link for pictures. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kqcyk9gnw1upoxu/AABMz8w6xyS6iAUUeaIhDWpza?dl=0 Contact kblair@messiah.edu if interested.

 

Oct. 26, 2016

October 27th, 2016 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

2 Peter 3:9

NEWS:

Kathie Shafer, vice president for operations, recently co-presented at the Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers (EACUBO) with Craig Kimmel, partner at RLPS Architects. The present titled “The Learning Commons: A Modern Version of the Traditional Library” was to share the importance of developing strong collaborative spaces within college libraries for student success. The presentation focused on the process Messiah College’s team went through to develop programming, the challenges of the construction and managing a RACP grant along the student reviews about the renovated space. The success of Café Diem was highlighted as an innovated way to engage the users of the library, while contributing to the financial model of the college.

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The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce Katie Kalata and Holly Ragan as the newest members of the provost’s staff. Katie comes to Messiah College from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center with expertise in the Institutional Review Board and project management. Katie will be serving as the provost’s office project coordinator. Holly Ragan joins the campus community with previous executive support experience and will be serving at the administrative assistant to the Office of the Provost. Katie and Holly replace Joanna Hadley-Evans who has transitioned to College Ministries. Please join us in welcoming Katie and Holly.

MESSIAH 411:

Important reminder to faculty – 2017 J-Term and spring semester work submission deadlines set

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

Procedure review:

  1. Messiah faculty are notified of the semester work submission deadlines by the administrative assistant to ITS (Diane Hunsinger) approximately 4-6 weeks before the materials are due. This allows ample time to obtain copyright clearance for course materials (if necessary) and production of your course pack in College Press.
  2. Faculty must complete the online course materials form located on the ITS blog at this link: http://www.messiah.edu/forms/form/331/en/use_of_copyrighted_course_material. The online form allows you to enter/attach your copyright clearance requests, automatically creates the work requisition, and allows you to attach a PDF file of your course pack or lab manual.
  3. It is imperative that faculty who plan to sell a course pack/lab manual to students notify Aleisha Wildon, course materials manager at the Campus Store and Textbook Express.
  4. VERY IMPORTANT: Following the deadlines allows ample time for production, ensures our students have a positive experience when purchasing and receiving their course materials and the instructor has the assurance that their course pack is available for students to purchase before classes begin.

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

Fauré Requiem to be performed at Messiah College

Messiah College is hosting a special performance of Fauré Requiem on Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. in Parmer Hall. Maestro Stuart Malina and the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra will join the Susquehanna Chorale, ensemble-in-residence at Messiah, along with the Messiah College Concert Choir and soloists for a performance of Gabriel Fauré’s beautiful and comforting Requiem. The program will open with Berlioz’s “Symphonie fantastique.” The Susquehanna Chorale and the Messiah College Concert Choir are conducted by Linda Tedford, director of choral activities and artist-in-residence at Messiah College. All tickets are $35. For more information, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or visit messiah.edu/tickets.

Invite someone you know to Messiah’s Oct. 29 open house

Do you know a student who’s in the college search process and may be a good fit for Messiah College? Consider inviting them personally to visit the college open house on Saturday, Oct. 29. Students can take a closer look at our 80+ majors, tour campus, enjoy a special lunch in the dining hall and spend time interacting with Messiah students, professors and staff. Students and their family members can register online to attend at www.messiah.edu/openhouse. We invite you to share this link with prospective students and their family members, along with the reasons you love being a part of the Messiah College community! We would love to have them visit and extend them a warm welcome for the day.

Upcoming lecture for students on vocation and life after college

WHAT: Special presentation on “Holy Grit: What It Is and Why It’s Important for Life after Messiah”

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Boyer 131

WHO: Dr. Tim Clydesdale, author of “The Purposeful Graduate” and professor of sociology from The College of New Jersey, will be on campus to share important insights gleaned from his research of college students across the country on what it takes to transition well to life after college. Much of Dr. Clydesdale’s enlightening research on emerging adulthood, vocation and resilience has been funded through the Lilly Foundation, an organization to which Messiah has been well connected. Please consider sharing this opportunity with students in your sphere of influence!

WHY: For any and all students who are discerning answers to the following questions:

  • What is different about the graduates of today and how they approach world of work as compared to previous generations?
  • What is the difference between students who fly versus fall after graduation?
  • How can students balance “dreaming big and purposefully” with managing expectations and realistic setbacks?
  • What does “grit” look like, and how is it developed?

Questions? Contact the Career and Professional Development Center!

Medical treatment for injured student and employees

When an employee is injured while working and needs to seek medical treatment, they are required to use a provider on our panel of physicians (attached) in order for Brickstreet (formerly HM Insurance Group), our workers’ compensation provider, to pay for their treatment. Students who are injured while working and need to seek medical treatment pose a unique problem because often times they do not have transportation to a provider on our panel of physicians. In addition, the Engle Health Center is not on our panel and, as such, the student risks the treatment not being covered there. Students should not go to the Engle Center for a work-related injury. WORKNET Occupational Medicine on the Carlisle Pike provides transportation to their facility for treatment. If an injured student employee needs transportation, please contact WORKNET to arrange for the student to be picked up for treatment and then given transportation back to campus. WORKNET is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If a student employee experiences a life-threatening injury, please call an ambulance immediately. Please share this information with others in your area that need to have this information (such as RDs, dining supervisors, campus events supervisors, etc.).

PLEASE NOTE: Any work related injuries (whether medical treatment is needed or not) must be reported within three (3) days via the online incident report which is located in MC Square>EMPLOYEE FORMS>HUMAN RESOURCES>INCIDENT REPORT. It is responsibility of the student employee’s supervisor to ensure this is completed and to provide the attached employee acknowledgement form to the injured employee at the time of the injury to sign and send to Human Resources. If you have questions, please contact Su Deitch at ext. 7085 or sdeitch@messiah.edu.

Open house for occupational therapy

Do you know a current college student or graduate who may be interested in pursuing a career as an occupational therapist? If so, please consider encouraging them to attend an open house for Messiah College’s Master of Occupational Therapy program on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Prospective students will have a chance to tour our state-of-the-art educational facility, meet the program director and speak with our graduate enrollment staff. Light refreshments will be provided.

  • Date: Nov. 2
  • Location: Messiah College, Winding Hill Site
  • Time: 5-6:30 p.m.

In order to reserve a spot, individuals should call 717-691-6002 or email Stephanie Patterson (spatterson@messiah.edu). More information can be found at www.messiah.edu/mot.

New resource for teaching and learning: 20-Minute Mentor programs

As part of our Teaching and Learning Initiative, Messiah College now has a 20-Minute Mentor Commons subscription that provides access to a broad range of faculty development topics. I hope you’ll find this to be a useful resource for ideas on how to enhance your teaching and your students’ learning. As a member of our campus community this online resource from Magna Publications is available at no cost to you. 20-Minute Mentor Commons offers on-demand versions of their popular 20-Minute Mentor programs, covering a broad range of faculty development topics. Sign up today and help energize your higher education career.

STEP 1: Activate your 20-Minute Mentor Commons subscription 1. Go to www.magnapubs.com/sitelicense/registration.html?v=messiah0927 2. Enter information in each of the required fields. In the Authorization Code box, enter our group Authorization Code MESSIAH248 and click Submit Please note: entering the Authorization Code is done only once.

STEP 2: Access the 20-Minute Mentor Commons library 1. Go to www.magnapubs.com/profile 2. Enter your email address and password, and click Submit. If you do not know or remember your account password, use “Forget your password?” to reset it. 3. On the left side of the screen, under My Account, My Online Access, select Subscriptions. The online content you have access to will be listed to the right. Click the appropriate link to view the content. Please do not share the Authorization Code with anyone outside our campus community. Need help? Call 800-433-0499, ext. 2 (outside the U.S. and Canada call 608-246-3590, ext. 2.). Our office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday. You may also email support@magnapubs.com

  • Jennifer Fisler professor of education director of teaching & learning

Faculty development workshops

The Agapé Center for Service and Learning will be hosting two faculty development workshops in November for individuals currently using service-learning pedagogy or community engagement within their courses and for those who are interested in doing so in the future.

Workshop #1 – Service-Learning and Student Impact: Discover How Service-Learning Pedagogy Can Enhance Academic Learning Outcomes and Challenge Students’ Development Beyond the Classroom

Service-Learning can lead to positive effects in academic performance, values, self-efficacy, leadership, faith formation and vocation. Come hear from a student panel the ways in which service-learning has impacted their student development beyond the classroom. Their first-hand accounts will illustrate both positive and negative service-learning experiences they have been exposed to, and most importantly, how service-learning has led to transformations in their beliefs, values, and decisions. Refreshments will be provided. This workshop will be held on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 9:30-10:15 a.m. in the Library Athenaeum

Workshop #2 – Teaching Tuesday: Exploring Service-Learning Pedagogy as a Means for Achieving Learning Outcomes in Inclusivity and Diversity

Experienced service-learning colleagues Jean Corey, Brandon Hoover and Charles Seitz will speak to the advantages of using service-learning pedagogy to achieve learning outcomes related to inclusivity and diversity in the classroom. Specific attention will be given to reflection and in-class activities that achieve learning outcomes and can be adapted across courses and majors. This workshop will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 9:30-10:15 a.m. in Boyer 131.

For more information regarding the upcoming workshops and/or to schedule an individual consultation related to service-learning, please contact Shardé Hardy, shardy@messiah.edu or ext. 7218.

Training for supervisors of student employees

The Student Employment Office is offering training sessions for supervisors of student employees on Nov. 9 and 15 from 2-3:30 p.m. in Frey 110, Alexander Auditorium. This training will include an overview of student employment procedures such as hiring and onboarding, disciplinary processes, employment policies, summer hiring, etc. If you supervise student employees and/or handle the administrative duties involved with student employees, please plan to attend one of the sessions. For additional information, contact Belinda Conrad at ext. 2900 or bconrad@messiah.edu.

November wellness workshop

Our November wellness workshop will be presented by three of our nutrition and dietetics students–Brigitte Brady, Brian Hancock and McKenna Welshans. The workshop is titled “Maximize your lunch hour: eat better and keep moving!” The workshop will be presented on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from noon-12:45 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. Invite a colleague to join you and come find out how you can make the MOST out of your lunch hour.

United Way pledge drive launched

The annual Employee Pledge Drive launched this week and will run through Friday, Nov. 11. By donating to The United Way of the Capital Region (UWCR) during the pledge drive, you can choose to help support efforts focusing on assisting the residents in our community living below the poverty line. $5.1 million was returned to local families during the 2015 tax season through the Money in Your Pocket program, a community partnership which helps low- to moderate-income working families better utilize state and federal tax credits. To learn more about this program and others that help individuals and families address critical issues go to https://www.uwcr.org/images/pdf/we_aspire_piece.pdf. Donating to the United Way is an opportunity for you to help realize solutions to problems in our community. 100% of your contribution is directed to local programs and services. You can • Specify the non-profit recipient • Select one of four focus areas (health, education, income or basic needs) or • Allow the United Way to apply your donation to the area of greatest need.

Pledge forms should be returned to Kathy Castonguay, human resources and compliance, suite 3015. Please contact Kathy with any questions. Thank you for your consideration.

October is Hacktober for ITS!

Recap for Hacktober:

  • Malware is a program or application designed to harm your computer. You can get this on your system via email attachments, links to malicious websites or downloading programs from third party websites.
  • Phishing is normally done via an email intended to get you to provide personal and/or confidential information via a URL or by masquerading as a reputable entity. When in doubt, go directly to the company’s website via your web browser. Microsoft doesn’t tell you to change your Messiah password.
  • Passwords for your accounts should be not be attached to your monitor or under the keyboard. They should not contain any part of your user ID or any other personal information. Special characters are great in a password, but be aware, not all special characters work across all systems.

CLASSIFIEDS:

Job opportunities:

Facility maintenance at Messiah College currently has an opening for the position of general maintenance technician. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9614. Job-related questions may be directed to Dan Smith, facility maintenance service manager, at dsmith@messiah.edu.

Campus Events is accepting applications for the position of campus events worker I. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9626. Job-related questions may be directed to Scott Zeigler, campus events manager, at szeigler@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Solid Oak Armoire w/crown molding (store 32″ wide tv or computer or can be used for clothing) $225.Doors fold into side of cabinet. Matching Solid Oak Lighted Books cases w/crown molding, One has 5 shelves, the other with 3 shelves and double doors at bottom, $100 each., Bar Stools (3) Black wrought iron with floral tapestry upholstered seats 27.5″ seat height w/scroll back, $20 each or all 3 for $50, Chocolate Brown leather chair and a half wall hugger recliner to flat position, $125. (All items in great condition- non-smoker) Pictures available upon request. Contact Teri Rader at trader@messiah.edu for more info. Moving must sell these items.

Several items for sale: Maytag front loading washer and GE electric dryer, $125 each or $200 for both. Frigidaire glass top stove $200 OBO, Gold’s Gym treadmill, seldom used, $250 OBO. Have pictures of all. If interested, contact Tom at trhoads@messiah.edu or leave message at 717.525.4091.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS:

Hope International breakfast

Join us as we hear from Peter Greer, HOPE International’s president and CEO, about HOPE’s work providing discipleship, biblically based training, savings services, and small loans to families in poverty around the world. We’ll learn how HOPE invests in the dreams of women and men, empowering them to use the skills God has placed in their hands to provide for their families and strengthen their communities. Please see attached flyer for details about the event or contact Lisa Brubaker at lwbrubaker@messiah.edu.

 

October 20

October 20th, 2016 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

He has shown all you people what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8

NEWS:

Dr. Robert Reyes, professor of Human Development and Family Science, was recently presented the 2016 Ella Frazier award from the YWCA Greater Harrisburg. The Ella Frazier Award was presented to Dr. Reyes as a community leader actively working on issues related to women and children; the elimination of racism; the promotion of diversity; and for his commitment to educating himself about race and racism and taking action within his spheres of influence to eliminate racism. Congratulations, Robert!

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MESSIAH 411:

Visiting alumni announcement

Please join us in welcoming following alumni back to campus:

  • Monday, Oct. 24: Elizabeth Chmielewski, Ph.D candidate, 2007
    • Topic Protecting Health– Millions at a Time: Journey to a career in public health, Bloomberg School of Public Health
    • Sponsoring faculty: Lawrence Mylin
  • Tuesday, Oct. 25: Barb Bingham, 2003; Talia Miller, 2016; Megan DeGruchy, 2014 and Ashtin Stoner, 2015 will be participating in a HDFS career panel for the HDFS department

Our visiting alumni program includes a small gift, parking pass, possible coupons for lunch or coffee and notification to the Messiah College campus via the intercom. Please help us recognize your department for bringing back alumni and welcoming them to campus. Please send an email to alumni@messiah.edu to begin the visiting alumni process and alert the office of returning alumni.

Messiah College’s semi-annual shred day – Oct. 25

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, Shredding Solutions will provide a shred truck on campus. The truck will be located in the service area parking spots located outside Hoffman Hall and will be available from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Please use this opportunity to purge your office/work areas of documentation that contains confidential information that has met its retention requirements and is no longer needed.

Online networking opportunity for students and alumni

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

For the month of October, we are hosting the following networking receptions:

Thursday, Oct. 20: 8- 9:30 p.m. (Communication, Media and Public Relations Networking), for alumni and students

Friday, Oct. 28: Noon-1:30 p.m. (Messiah College Young Alumni Networking), for alumni

Monday, Oct. 31: Noon- 1:30 p.m. (Connecting Messiah Alumni in central PA), for alumni

After signing in from home, office, smartphone or tablet, alumni/students will participate in one-on-one chats with other attendees. The chats are text-based and timed, allowing them to quickly meet new people, exchange contact information and walk away with several new connections they may not have had before. Each chat is saved, making it simple to look back at the chat history, review notes, gather contact information and follow up. We hope that these connections lead to more in-person connections. Participants have the chance to share their wisdom, knowledge and life experiences, and to exchange career tips and build their professional network–all online, from any device. To learn more about Brazen or sign up for one of these events, please contact Olivia Snare, GA for alumni engagement at os1156@messiah.edu.

Graduate thesis presentation

The School of Graduate Studies Master of Arts in Higher Education is pleased to invite members of the campus community to hear a thesis presentation from Joanna Barnhouse, who will receive her M.A. in Higher Education this December. Joanna’s graduate thesis presentation is Retention Factors for Early Career Fundraising Officers (see her thesis abstract below). The presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 1 from noon -1 pm in the Library Athenaeum. Please feel free to bring your lunch. Dessert and cold drinks will be provided. RSVP to Tina Keul at tkeul@messiah.edu by Oct. 25. “The purpose of this study is to investigate the factors influencing retention for frontline fundraising staff with less than 16 months of experience in their current positions. An exploration of these factors grew from existing research of Penelope Burk regarding the costs of turnover in frontline fundraising positions. In order to explore this issue, the following research questions were posed as part of a qualitative study. (1) What experiences and challenges threaten the retention of early career gift officers?; (2) What experiences encourage gift officers to persevere in their roles?; and (3) What types of institutional support may help gift early career officers overcome challenges? Four fundraisers managing a portfolio of donors were interviewed and transcripts were analyzed. Retention factors were identified and grouped into three overarching themes: office culture, confidence in ability, and external personal factors. Implications for practice include conducting stay interviews as part of annual reviews, incorporating professional development, improving management and recognition and reward for excellent work.”

An evening with Ken Burns on Nov. 15 – “American Lives”

Ken Burns has been making films for almost 40 years and has directed and produced some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made. Come hear Burns discuss some of his most fascinating subjects including Thomas Jefferson, Lewis & Clark and Frank Lloyd Wright on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Parmer Hall. In his presentation, “American Lives,” he shares with the audience how biography works and provides insight into his master storytelling process. The late historian Stephen Ambrose said of Burns’ films, “More Americans get their history from Ken Burns than any other source.” Burns’ films have won 14 Emmy Awards and two Oscar nominations. His current projects include films about Jackie Robinson, Ernest Hemingway and the history of stand-up comedy. Tickets are $25. Student tickets (with Messiah College student ID) are $10. To purchase, please contact the Messiah College ticket office at 717-691-6036 or visit messiah.edu/tickets. 

Facts about Messiah

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

Oregon Extension to visit campus

Oregon Extension faculty member Heidi Gehman will be on campus Monday, Oct. 24 -Wednesday, Oct. 26, to talk to students about opportunities for students to study at the Oregon Extension. Each fall, the Oregon Extension welcomes 20-25 students to a rustic setting in the Cascade Mountains, where serious students can ask their deepest questions, read gripping and challenging books, wrestle with profound ideas in writing, and converse honestly and animatedly with fellow students and six faculty. With 3 or 4 cabin-mates, students buy and cook their own meals. Backpacking, a trip to San Francisco and the Oregon coast, rafting, biking and Bible study opportunities complete the autumn adventure. If you are interested in meeting with Heidi or inviting her to speak to your class, please contact Wendy Lippert wlippert@messiah.edu. Heidi will have an information table in Eisenhower Commons all three days and will be hosting an informational meeting. Please encourage interested students attend:

  • Oct. 25, 4 p.m. – Information Session – Larsen 237

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

Invite someone you know to Messiah’s Oct. 29 open house

Do you know a student who’s in the college search process and may be a good fit for Messiah College? Consider inviting them personally to visit the college open house on Saturday, Oct. 29. Students can take a closer look at our 80+ majors, tour campus, enjoy a special lunch in the dining hall and spend time interacting with Messiah students, professors and staff. Students and their family members can register online to attend at www.messiah.edu/openhouse. We invite you to share this link with prospective students and their family members, along with the reasons you love being a part of the Messiah College community! We would love to have them visit and extend them a warm welcome for the day

October is Hacktober – passwords

While there are different schools of thoughts on good passwords, we can tell you some not so great passwords. The following passwords are not good: Messiah2016, Fall2016, 2016Fall, 2016Jterm, MessiahRocks, etc.…We love Messiah, but it really shouldn’t be part of your password. You also should not have part of your username or anything personal, such as your birthday, as your password. Special characters are great in a password, but not all special characters will work across all systems at Messiah. It would be best to limit the special characters to an underscore (_), hashtag(#), or dollar sign($). If you would like to check how long it would take to crack a password, you can use https://howsecureismypassword.net.

Messiah College Business Alumni Networking Breakfast

  • Breakfast topic: Making Networking Work
  • Date: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016

Business and other professionals need to do networking well, yet they’re rarely taught how to network effectively, nor are they given opportunities to practice their networking skills in earnest. At its upcoming breakfast, the Messiah College Business Alumni association will address these deficiencies and suggest how networking can be a kingdom-building act. Every MCBA event involves networking, but at the November breakfast, networking will be the main course. Mike True, senior associate, talent development and marketing in Messiah College’s Career and Professional Development Center, will open the event by sharing several best practices in networking and inviting guests to add their own. After this networking primer, attendees will have the opportunity to put their networking skills in play through several rounds of “speed networking.” This breakfast promises to be one of the most exciting and interactive MCBA events yet. It will be almost impossible for people to leave without enhancing their networking skills and expanding their networks. We hope you’ll come and network with us!

Event cost: $15

This event is open to EVERYONE! You do not have to be a Messiah alumnus, and attendance at previous events is NOT a prerequisite. Register at http://attend.com/MCBA116

Career Expo – Oct. 26 – Brubaker Auditorium

The 11th Annual Career and Graduate School Expo will take place in Brubaker Auditorium on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There are 129 employers and graduate schools registered to attend. Please stop by to speak with them. Also, please strongly encourage your students to attend this event. This is open to every student – first year through senior – and alumni. Some faculty have indicated they are making attendance a class assignment. The complete employer guidebook for the event is posted on the homepage of www.messiah.edu/career. The guidebook is a fully searchable PDF. Just type Control F to conduct a “Find.” A search box will appear in the upper right of the screen. For example, typing in “counseling” will find every instance of that word. Some organizations have indicated they are looking for students from many majors and major groupings or clusters, while others have been more focused on certain majors. Several of them have listed “All Majors” and “All Major Groups.” Thank you!

Upcoming lecture for students on vocation and life after college

WHAT: Special presentation on “Holy Grit: What It Is and Why It’s Important for Life after Messiah”

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Boyer 131

WHO: Dr. Tim Clydesdale, author of “The Purposeful Graduate” and professor of sociology from The College of New Jersey, will be on campus to share important insights gleaned from his research of college students across the country on what it takes to transition well to life after college. Much of Dr. Clydesdale’s enlightening research on emerging adulthood, vocation and resilience has been funded through the Lilly Foundation, an organization to which Messiah has been well connected. Please consider sharing this opportunity with students in your sphere of influence!

WHY: For any and all students who are discerning answers to the following questions:

  • What is different about the graduates of today and how they approach world of work as compared to previous generations?
  • What is the difference between students who fly versus fall after graduation?
  • How can students balance “dreaming big and purposefully” with managing expectations and realistic setbacks?
  • What does “grit” look like, and how is it developed?

Questions? Contact the Career and Professional Development Center!

Medical treatment for injured student and employees

When an employee is injured while working and needs to seek medical treatment, they are required to use a provider on our panel of physicians (attached) in order for Brickstreet (formerly HM Insurance Group), our workers’ compensation provider, to pay for their treatment. Students who are injured while working and need to seek medical treatment pose a unique problem because often times they do not have transportation to a provider on our panel of physicians. In addition, the Engle Health Center is not on our panel and, as such, the student risks the treatment not being covered there. Students should not go to the Engle Center for a work-related injury. WORKNET Occupational Medicine on the Carlisle Pike provides transportation to their facility for treatment. If an injured student employee needs transportation, please contact WORKNET to arrange for the student to be picked up for treatment and then given transportation back to campus. WORKNET is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If a student employee experiences a life-threatening injury, please call an ambulance immediately. Please share this information with others in your area that need to have this information (such as RDs, dining supervisors, campus events supervisors, etc.).

PLEASE NOTE: Any work related injuries (whether medical treatment is needed or not) must be reported within three (3) days via the online incident report which is located in MC Square>EMPLOYEE FORMS>HUMAN RESOURCES>INCIDENT REPORT. It is responsibility of the student employee’s supervisor to ensure this is completed and to provide the attached employee acknowledgement form to the injured employee at the time of the injury to sign and send to Human Resources. If you have questions, please contact Su Deitch at ext. 7085 or sdeitch@messiah.edu.

CLASSIFIEDS:

For sale:

Various lots of girls’ clothing available: all clothes are clean and in excellent condition with some in brand new condition, and come from a smoke-free and pet-free home. Sizes range from 0 mos to 2T.

Dresser changing top transforms any dresser or flat surface into a convenient changing table. Includes changing pad. Features include: * Fits on any sturdy dresser top 35.5″ x 17.25″ or bigger * All wood materials * Color: Black cherry espresso * Assembled dimensions: 36.25″W x 6.75″H x 18″D Asking $20 or reasonable offer.

Twin Z nursing pillow; Essential nursing pillow for moms with twins. Includes: * Built-in back support for mom * Comes with two (2) machine washable covers and storage/travel bag * Visit http://www.twinznursingpillow.com/ for more information; In like-new condition. $75 or reasonable offer.

Day Dreamer Inclined Infant Sleeper (2 available), asking $50/each or reasonable offer

Moon and Stars mobile/crib skirt Pottery Barn, $40 or reasonable offer

Baby Bullet 0-piece baby food making system by Magic Bullet. Never been used and all pieces are still sealed within the box. $45 or reasonable offer

For complete information/pictures, please contact Maria Rippon at mrippon@messiah.edu.

For rent:

Nice one bedroom apartment with bonus room at 708B in downtown Grantham. Private off street parking, close to Messiah College and Rt. 15 South. Landlord pays water, sewer and trash removal. Available immediately. No pets, no smoking. Please call Jim at 717-766-8846

 

October 14

October 13th, 2016 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.

Lamentations 3:22

MESSIAH 411:

Website projects for October

The Web Services team will be out of the office from Oct. 16-19. If you have projects you are considering initiating during that time, we recommend that you expedite them or plan on delaying them until after Oct. 19. In all cases, please use the appropriate web form at http://www.messiah.edu/homepage/2579/web_service_help_tickets for the most efficient project initiation.

Visiting alumni announcement

The HDFS department is having an alumni career panel on Tuesday, Oct. 25. The event will take place in Parmer Cinema from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. A light dinner will follow in the Boyer Atrium from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Participating alumni include Talia Miller ’16, Barbara Bingham ’03, Ashtin Stoner ’15 and Megan Dubbs DeGruchy ’14.

Family concert with Messiah College Symphony Orchestra

The Messiah College Symphony Orchestra proudly presents a Family Concert for ALL members of the family (even the very young and the very loud)! This one-hour concert will include selections by Schubert, Beethoven and Ravel, and the audience will be introduced to the instruments of the orchestra through Russell Peck’s Thrill of the Orchestra. After the performance, children in the audience will be invited to try many of the instruments in an Instrument Petting Zoo. The concert will take place, Saturday, Oct. 15 at 11 a.m., in Parmer Hall, located in the High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. Admission is free.

October is Hacktober – phishing

Phishing scams are normally fraudulent emails designed to trick the user into responding or clicking a link for the user to provide an ID and password. Spear phishing are attacks which are more pointed and have more detailed information in them, such as your place of employment, a boss’s name, etc. Phishing emails normally contain images that look legitimate like UPS, EBay, Google, Microsoft, etc. They also include links to invalid websites or infected attachments. Please take a minute to watch the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFa8gvvbELA. We also have several articles regarding phishing in the ITS blog located at http://helpdesk.messiah.edu.

Messiah College’s semi-annual shred day – Oct. 25

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, Shredding Solutions will provide a shred truck on campus. The truck will be located in the service area parking spots located outside Hoffman Hall and will be available from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Please use this opportunity to purge your office/work areas of documentation that contains confidential information that has met its retention requirements and is no longer needed. What can be shredded? All forms of documentation containing confidential information can be included in this campus shred day. Secured data, all sizes, color and texture of paper will be accepted. The shredding truck can shred/destroy staples and paperclips, but ALL BINDER CLIPS MUST BE REMOVED and documents in binders will not be accepted.

Shredding instructions: Loose or small volume shredding needs (less than six banker boxes)- Please bring all loose or small volume of paper for shredding directly to the truck beginning at 11 a.m. It is the goal to complete all shredding needs in the designated two (2) hours scheduled; plan to bring paper between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Please note, the shredding truck will be leaving promptly at 1 p.m., so we suggest arriving by 12:45 p.m. You will have the opportunity to observe your documents throughout the shredding process if you wish.

Special shredding needs: If your department has a specific shredding need, special arrangements can be made by calling John Luft at ext. 6723. All shredding arrangements must be made prior to the close of business Friday, Oct. 21. For special requests or for other questions, please contact John Luft.

Grandparent’s Day 2016 – THANK YOU!

On behalf of the Office of Development, we offer our sincerest gratitude to all the students and employees for warmly welcoming over 650 grandparents to our Messiah College campus on Thursday, Oct. 6. We are deeply appreciative for the gracious hospitality shown to our grandparent guests by the campus community in spite of challenges brought by such a large number of visitors. Grandparent’s Day is a great team effort and we are thankful for our colleagues in conference services, dining services, college ministries, public safety, Oakes Museum, School of the Arts, residence life, admissions and the advancement division for making this eighth annual event such a success. Also, thank you to our COE colleagues for accommodating some extra “student” visitors in your classroom!

Important reminder to faculty – 2017 J-Term & spring semester work submission deadlines set

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

Procedure review:

  1. Messiah faculty are notified of the semester work submission deadlines by the administrative assistant to ITS (Diane Hunsinger) approximately 4-6 weeks before the materials are due. This allows ample time to obtain copyright clearance for course materials (if necessary) and production of your course pack in College Press.
  2. Faculty must complete the online course materials form located on the ITS blog at this link: http://www.messiah.edu/forms/form/331/en/use_of_copyrighted_course_material. The online form allows you to enter/attach your copyright clearance requests, automatically creates the work requisition, and allows you to attach a PDF file of your course pack or lab manual.
  3. It is imperative that faculty who plan to sell a course pack/lab manual to students notify Aleisha Wildon, course materials manager at the Campus Store and Textbook Express.
  4. VERY IMPORTANT: Following the deadlines allows ample time for production, ensures our students have a positive experience when purchasing and receiving their course materials and the instructor has the assurance that their course pack is available for students to purchase before classes begin.

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

Online networking opportunity for students and alumni

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

For the month of October, we are hosting the following networking receptions:

Thursday, Oct. 20: 8- 9:30 p.m. (Communication, Media and Public Relations Networking), for alumni and students

Friday, Oct. 28: Noon-1:30 p.m. (Messiah College Young Alumni Networking), for alumni

Monday, Oct. 31: Noon- 1:30 p.m. (Connecting Messiah Alumni in central PA), for alumni

After signing in from home, office, smartphone or tablet, alumni/students will participate in one-on-one chats with other attendees. The chats are text-based and timed, allowing them to quickly meet new people, exchange contact information and walk away with several new connections they may not have had before. Each chat is saved, making it simple to look back at the chat history, review notes, gather contact information and follow up. We hope that these connections lead to more in-person connections. Participants have the chance to share their wisdom, knowledge and life experiences, and to exchange career tips and build their professional network–all online, from any device. To learn more about Brazen or sign up for one of these events, please contact Olivia Snare, GA for alumni engagement at os1156@messiah.edu.

Graduate thesis presentation

The School of Graduate Studies Master of Arts in Higher Education is pleased to invite members of the campus community to hear a thesis presentation from Joanna Barnhouse, who will receive her M.A. in Higher Education this December. Joanna’s graduate thesis presentation is Retention Factors for Early Career Fundraising Officers (see her thesis abstract below). The presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 1 from noon -1 pm in the Library Athenaeum. Please feel free to bring your lunch. Dessert and cold drinks will be provided. RSVP to Tina Keul at tkeul@messiah.edu by Oct. 25. “The purpose of this study is to investigate the factors influencing retention for frontline fundraising staff with less than 16 months of experience in their current positions. An exploration of these factors grew from existing research of Penelope Burk regarding the costs of turnover in frontline fundraising positions. In order to explore this issue, the following research questions were posed as part of a qualitative study. (1) What experiences and challenges threaten the retention of early career gift officers?; (2) What experiences encourage gift officers to persevere in their roles?; and (3) What types of institutional support may help gift early career officers overcome challenges? Four fundraisers managing a portfolio of donors were interviewed and transcripts were analyzed. Retention factors were identified and grouped into three overarching themes: office culture, confidence in ability, and external personal factors. Implications for practice include conducting stay interviews as part of annual reviews, incorporating professional development, improving management and recognition and reward for excellent work.”

An Evening with Ken Burns on Nov. 15 – “American Lives”

Ken Burns has been making films for almost 40 years and has directed and produced some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made. Come hear Burns discuss some of his most fascinating subjects including Thomas Jefferson, Lewis & Clark and Frank Lloyd Wright on Tuesday evening, Nov. 15, in Parmer Hall. In his presentation, “American Lives,” he shares with the audience how biography works and provides insight into his master storytelling process. The late historian Stephen Ambrose said of Burns’ films, “More Americans get their history from Ken Burns than any other source.” Burns’ films have won 14 Emmy Awards and two Oscar nominations. His current projects include films about Jackie Robinson, Ernest Hemingway and the history of stand-up comedy. Tickets are $25. Student tickets (with Messiah College student ID) are $10. To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or visit messiah.edu/tickets.

Fauré Requiem to be performed at Messiah College

Messiah College is hosting a special performance of Fauré Requiem to be performed on Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. in Parmer Hall. Maestro Stuart Malina and the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra will join the Susquehanna Chorale, ensemble-in-residence at Messiah, along with the Messiah College Concert Choir and soloists for a performance of Gabriel Fauré’s beautiful and comforting Requiem. The program will open with Berlioz’s “Symphonie fantastique.” The Susquehanna Chorale and the Messiah College Concert Choir are conducted by Linda Tedford, director of choral activities and artist-in-residence at Messiah College. All tickets are $35. For more information, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or visit messiah.edu/tickets.

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Job opportunities

Campus Events currently has an opening for the position of campus events worker II – Jordan, shift 2. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9549. Job-related questions may be directed to Scott Zeigler, campus events manager, at szeigler@messiah.edu.

Dining Services is accepting applications for the position of catering supervisor. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9557. Job-related questions may be directed to Derrick Trent, catering manager, at dtrent@messiah.edu.

The Admissions Office at Messiah College currently has an opening for the position of admissions assistant for transfer admissions. For additional information and to apply, please see: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9566. Job-related questions may be directed to Rusty Hoffman, assistant director of transfer admissions, at rhoffman@messiah.edu.

The School of the Arts at Messiah College currently has an opening for the position of studio art technician. For additional information and to apply, please see: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9523. Job-related questions may be directed to Richard Roberson, dean, school of the arts, at rroberso@messiah.edu.

For sale

Moving: tools for sale. Woodworking tools: clamps, dovetail, air nail guns, various saws, drill press, planers, 500 lb hoist, sawdust collection system, and more. Contact Terry at tmcloughlin@messiah.edu for more details.

Multiple household items. CD/VHS/DVD Cabinet – $5; Computer Desk (black/gray) – $5; Computer desk – $5; 4-drawer filing cabinet – $5; 2-drawer filing cabinets – $5; desk chair (black) – $5; desk chair (black/gray) – $5; rolling microwave stand – $5; CD Rack – $3; Multi-Game (Basketball, Football, etc.) – $5; Girls Adjustable Inline Skates (Size 5-8) – $5; Boys Adjustable Inline Skates (Size 1-3) – $5; Knickknack Display – $2. Pictures available at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vml1te6e8whwqov/AAA1uYYH7_HcYX0pWFnIorBba?dl=0 . Contact Don Lerew at ext. 2030 or email DLerew@messiah.edu if interested.

For rent

One-bedroom apartment in Mechanicsburg area. 2nd floor, fresh paint, new carpeting, and off-street parking. Heat, hot water, sewer and trash included. Tenant pays for electric and cable. Coin-op laundry on site. Non-smoking, no pets. One-month security deposit, one-year lease. $640 Call Tim McLoughlin at 717-697-1956 for appointment.

Free

Free queen bed. Gently used; in great condition. In need of new home due to a move. If you have questions or are interested, please contact lseneca@messiah.edu

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS:

What: Operation Wildcat HUGE indoor yard sale

When: Oct. 21 and 22, 2016

Where: Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ Church (McBic), 1050 S. York Street, Mechanicsburg

Times:

  • Friday, Oct. 21 – 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 22 – 7:30 a.m. – Noon
  • $1.00 Fill a Bag Sale starts at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday!

All proceeds from the sale go to help families in need in the Mechanicsburg School District. Items for sale: toys, books, baby items, clothing, games, household items, decorative items, handbags, collectibles, knic knacs, holiday items, hardware, furniture – you name it we probably have it for sale! NEW FOR THIS SALE: Due to the large amount of books and clothing items at this sale we will be holding a $2 book/clothing bag sale starting at 3 p.m. on Friday. ONLY BOOKS AND CLOTHING will be included in the $2 bag sale. Any questions call Operation Wildcat at 717-773-1988 or Ramona Fritschi at rfritschi@messiah.edu.

 

 

October 6

October 6th, 2016 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

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

John 14: 27

MESSIAH 411:

Attention Mac users

OS X 10.12 (Sierra) has been released. As with any new operating system there are always bugs discovered the first several weeks and even months after its release. Therefore, ITS is requesting all staff who have been assigned a Mac computer NOT attempt to upgrade to version 10.12 as it may be several months until we have a good handle on issues that may exist in our environment and how to resolve them.

ITS announces administrative assistant

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Diane Hunsinger as the administrative assistant to Information Technology Services. Diane will provide administrative support to the vice president and to the directors in addition to continuing some of her previous duties of supporting Faltron test scoring and copyright as well as managing the Hoffman drop-offs with College Press and Disability Services. Please congratulate Diane on her new role.

ID reader loaner request

ITS would like to announce that they now have a limited number of Card Readers in the loaner pool for events other than chapel.  To schedule, please complete the request form found on the ITS web page by clicking on Employees on the left side and then the ID Reader Loaner Request under OnlineForms.

Please contact the HelpDesk at ext 4444 with questions.

Library special projects fund call for proposals; deadline Dec. 9

The Library and Library Committee are pleased to announce a request for proposals for the library Special Projects Fund. This Fund allows departments, faculty or programs to improve the library collection by applying for and using additional funds from outside their department library allocation. The distribution of funds will be determined through a proposal process coordinated by the Library Committee. Faculty, departments or programs are invited to submit proposals for the Special Projects Fund. The deadline for proposals is Friday, Dec. 9.

We invite proposals that would build the library collection in the following ways:

  1. Support new majors, programs or curricular concentrations (undergraduate)
  2. Support interdisciplinary projects
  3. Address underdeveloped areas of the library collection
  4. Make one-time, large purchases such as important reference works
  5. Address changing media formats
  6. Address changing cultural or pedagogical needs. Please review the document about this fund on the Special Projects Fund website, http://www.messiah.edu/info/21167/library_services/1877/special_projects_fund, for complete information and a link to the online proposal form, https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfHupnttxj5gp7REZ6t4HbEIsItCHHX0ot4J48Seq0UuiQ8nQ/viewform.

Please direct any questions about this fund or the proposal process to your liaison librarian. Submit completed applications via the online proposal form. You may alternatively submit them to Beth Transue, librarian/collection development coordinator, box 3002 or btransue@messiah.edu. The Library Committee looks forward to reviewing your proposals this fall.

Website projects for October

The Web services team will be out of the office from Oct. 16-Oct. 19. If you have projects that you are considering initiating during that time, we recommend that you expedite them or plan on delaying them until after Oct. 19. In all cases, please use the appropriate web form at http://www.messiah.edu/homepage/2579/web_service_help_tickets for the most efficient project initiation.

“Welding with Children”

Friends of Murray Library invites the campus community to a reading by Tim Gautreaux, a novelist and short story writer, who has been called the “Bayou shepherd of half-sunk souls.” He will read “Welding with Children,” at 8 p.m. in the Frey Hall Alexander Auditorium (110) on Thursday, Oct. 6.

A book signing will follow. The event is free and open to the public. Tim Gautreaux is professor emeritus in English at Southeastern Louisiana University. His work has appeared in Harper’s, Atlantic Monthly, GQ, Best American Short Stories.

Visiting Alumni Update

We are pleased to welcome back to campus the following alumni:

Oct. 4 – Tyler Miller ’08 and Dave Barrett ’91 speaking in the engineering department – sponsoring faculty – Brian Swartz.

Oct. 7 – Cynthia Wallis ’16 – nursing 411 presentation – sponsoring faculty – Tara S. Jankouskas

Oct. 10 – Cuong Diep, Ph.D. – presentation on using zebrafish to understand kidney regeneration – sponsoring faculty – Lawrence Mylin

Our visiting alumni program includes a small gift, parking pass, possible coupons for lunch or coffee and notification to the Messiah College campus via the intercom. Please help us recognize your department for bringing back alumni and welcoming them to campus. Please send an email to alumni@messiah.edu to begin the visiting alumni process and alert the office of returning alumni.

October wellness workshop

Come join us at our October Wellness Workshop where Dave Tanis will be telling all of us to go take a hike! Titled, “A Walk in the Woods: Great for the Heart and the Soul” you will learn about the many physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of hiking, as well as common sense tips on being sure you are safe and well-prepared for your hike. Here are the details: Wednesday, Oct. 12, 3-3:45 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. See you there- and take the scenic route.

October is Hacktober – this week is malware awareness

Malware – Malware is short for malicious software, meant to damage or disrupt your computer system, including a Mac. Normally Windows computers are the targets, but Macs can also get viruses and malware. Malware may be tracking software, it can be a program designed to lock your files, it can affect your hardware, or it may scan your computer for financial information. Email is the easiest way to spread malware. Be aware of any email that asks you to provide a password or change your password. Other email red flags are misspellings, incomplete/invalid return email addresses, just a link to another website, to name a few. You can check your ability to detect malware by going to https://www.opendns.com/phishing-quiz/. We also have several articles regarding malware in the ITS blog located at http://helpdesk.messiah.edu.

Cell phone contest winners

Please join us in congratulating the winners of our cell phone contest. The recipients of the four $50 Amazon gift cards are: Rebecca Grodkiewicz (general education), Bob Feil (panned and leadership gifts), Holly Myers (graduate program in counseling) and Heather Dravk (modern languages).

Although the contest is over, it is not too late to update your emergency contact information and cell phone information in MCSquare. Let us keep you safe and informed! Go to the Personal Information tab of the self-service main menu in MCSquare and update the following: (1) Emergency Contacts (Employee) (2) Cell phone information – “View and Maintain Cell Phone Info”

Don’t forget to click the “Update” button on the cell phone page to update or confirm your cell phone information.

Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Eurydice” by Sarah Ruhl

Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to open our 2016-2017 Season with “Eurydice” tonight in Poorman Black Box Theater. On the day of her wedding, Eurydice falls victim to a tragic accident that sends her hurtling into a wonderland of an underworld. Full of poetry, lyrical beauty, and wit, Sarah Ruhl’s “Eurydice” transforms a traditional myth into a visceral, contemporary meditation on love worth grieving for. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets for any performance can be purchased at the ticket office, by phone at 717-691-6036, online at www.messiah.edu/tickets, or at the door.

The Department of Education’s fall faculty research forum

On Thursday, Oct. 6, the Department of Education’s Professor Milton Gaither will discuss his research and summarize recent trends in homeschooling within the United States, which is the subject of the final chapter of his book “Homeschool: An American History,” an updated edition of which is due out in early 2017. Dr. Gaither will explain how the homeschooling movement is growing more diverse in terms of who is doing it, how it’s being done, and why. What has historically been the practice of Christian fundamentalists and back-to-nature romantics is increasingly going mainstream, as homeschoolers develop formal institutions in the private sector and as public schools create online and blended learning opportunities. Dr. Gaither will also discuss some of the recent controversies and scandals in the homeschooling movement and speculate on what the future may hold. Join the Department of Education from 4-5p.m. in Boyer 131 for a lively talk on a timely subject and refreshments with friends and colleagues.

CLASSIFIEDS:

Job opportunities:

The School of the Arts at Messiah College has an opening for the position of studio art technician. For more information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9523. Job-related questions may be directed to Richard Roberson, Dean, School of the Arts, at rroberso@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Hoodies for Sale. 2 youth large Nike hoodies, 1 youth XL Nike hoodie, 1 youth large Under Armour hoodie, 5 Youth XL Under Armour hoodies, 1 youth large Pittsburgh Steelers hoodie, 2 youth large Pittsburgh Penguins hoodies, 1 youth XL dri-fit long sleeve shirt Nike and Under Armour hoodie, $15 each. Team hoodies and dri-fit shirt $10 each. Contact Bill Althoff at balthoff@messiah.edu.

Moving: tools for sale.  Woodworking tools: clamps, dovetail, air nail guns, various saws, drill press, planers, 500 lb hoist, sawdust collection system, and more. Contact Terry @ tmcloughlin@messiah.edu for more details.

Free:

Ceramic heat bulb.100W 120V ZooMed ceramic infrared heat emitter bulb, for reptiles in 30-40 gallon terrariums. Standard (E26) bulb base. Contact Angela at AHare@messiah.edu.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS:

Philippine Madrigal singers concert cancelled

The concert previously scheduled for Oct. 11 at Northern York High School has been cancelled, as the group was unable to get Visas for this United States tour.

 

 

 

 

September 29

September 29th, 2016 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Psalm 46:10

MESSIAH 411:

President’s “Open Door” Day has been postponed to Oct. 17

The “Open Door” day scheduled for Friday, Sept. 30 has been postponed to Monday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m. – noon, to meet individually with students and employees on topics that are important to them. “Open Door” is an opportunity for you to speak with the President in her office on the second floor of Old Main. Room 206 will have a sign-in sheet on Oct. 17. Please call the president’s office at ext. 2820 if you have any questions.

New change for filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Have you heard about the new change for filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? For the 2017-2018 school year, students can file the FAFSA as early as Oct. 1. They no longer have to wait until Jan. 1, 2017. As an employee of Messiah College, this may not directly impact you, but we want to let you know what is happening so that you will be aware of the changes if you have the opportunity to discuss this with your students or their parents. More information about this change and what it means for Messiah College students can be found on our Early FAFSA/Prior Year webpage. If you have any questions about this change, please don’t hesitate to contact the Financial Aid Office at finaid@messiah.edu.

CIEE Shanghai representative to visit campus

On Oct. 17, Allison Moroney, a representative of CIEE Shanghai will be on campus to introduce students to opportunities to study in China. If you are interested in meeting with her to learn more about the program or in having her speak briefly to your class(es), please contact Wendy Lippert in the Intercultural Office at ext. 6089 or wlippert@messiah.edu. Also, please feel free to share with your students that the Allison will host an information table in Eisenhower Commons on that day and will be hosting the following information session:

October 17, 4 p.m., Larsen 237 (General Information Session)

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

Messiah College Press and Postal Services announce new partnership with PrintReleaf

Beginning Oct.1, a new software program will be calculating how many sheets of paper students and employees use each day on Messiah owned copiers and printers. This information will then be used to certifiably reforest Messiah College’s paper consumption. New trees will be planted equivalent to our paper use at reforestation projects across the globe. Look for the PrintReleaf stickers on every machine and be sure to watch the 2-minute video showing you how this program works at www.printreleaf.com. Look for future e-mails and visit the College Press web and social media pages to learn more. Or, come see us at Sustain-a-fest on Oct. 7 where we will also be sharing information about our FSC certification and “close the loop” program.

Fall break reminder

To All Employees:

This is a reminder to all employees that fall break for students begins Thursday, Oct. 20 and continues through Sunday, Oct. 23. As noted on the Office of Human Resources and Compliance holiday schedule, the fall break holiday for employees will occur on either Thursday, Oct. 20 or Friday, Oct. 21 (http://www.messiah.edu/info/20590/benefits/1014/holiday_schedule

Employees who are eligible for other paid holidays, as outlined in section 3.14 (Paid Holidays) of the Employee Policy and Procedure Manual are eligible for the fall break holiday if it occurs during the employee’s regularly-scheduled assignment.  http://www.messiah.edu/download/downloads/id/1307/Section_3_Benefits.pdf

Time off must be coordinated through an employee’s supervisor to assure offices remain open during both of these days. Every attempt should be made to provide the holiday to eligible employees on one of the two approved days. In the event that coverage for special events or projects does not allow an employee to have time off on one of the two approved days, any exception must be approved by the supervisor and the time off must be used within the pay period that includes the fall break holiday.

Attention Mac users

OS X 10.12 (Sierra) has been released. As with any new operating system there are always bugs discovered the first several weeks and even months after its release. Therefore, ITS is requesting all staff who have been assigned a Mac computer NOT attempt to upgrade to version 10.12 as it may be several months until we have a good handle on issues that may exist in our environment and how to resolve them.

ITS announces administrative assistant

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Diane Hunsinger as the administrative assistant to Information Technology Services. Diane will provide administrative support to the vice president and to the directors in addition to continuing some of her previous duties of supporting Faltron test scoring and copyright as well as managing the Hoffman drop-offs with College Press and Disability Services. Please congratulate Diane on her new role.

Grandparents Day 2016

Thursday, Oct. 6 will mark our eighth annual Grandparents Day. The purpose of this wonderful event is to allow the grandparent(s) and/or elderly mentors of current students the opportunity to experience firsthand what it is like to attend Messiah College and to become familiar with our campus and all it has to offer. Please be sure to warmly welcome our grandparents when you see them on campus. Any questions about this event can be directed to Yonette Schneider, special events and donor stewardship coordinator, at YSchneid@messiah.edu.

ITS announcement

ITS would like to announce that they now have a limited number of Card Readers in the loaner pool for events other than chapel.  To schedule, please complete the request form found on the ITS web page by clicking on Employees on the left side and then the ID Reader Loaner Request under OnlineForms. Please contact the HelpDesk at ext. 4444 with questions.

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For sale:

Ikea Sniglar crib (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50248541/): Excellent condition; converts to toddler bed. Can include foam mattress and two fitted sheets (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80152872/). $60 Geox toddler girl winter boots size 7 (Pictures: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lb6abowz10rovi6/2016-09-26%2014.46.52.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/6sgmide1up2xwze/2016-09-26%2014.47.15.jpg?dl=0). $15 Bibs: range of coverage; used, but good condition; 22 in total: $10 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/iwq1ps5yvptsv4w/2016-09-27%2011.14.54.jpg?dl=0). Ergo baby carrier with infant insert: excellent condition; black: $40 https://www.dropbox.com/s/b91vhmdb9r1h2pa/2016-09-27%2011.10.42.jpg?dl=0). Toddler girl raincoat: Carter’s; excellent condition; 12 months (but fits 9-18 months): $10 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/468ehoprz4hm3dg/2016-09-27%2011.10.17.jpg?dl=0)

Contact Nathan Skulstand at nskulstad@messiah.edu.

Moving sale. We are having a moving sale and need to get rid of these final items. If you want more details on any of these items, or would like to see them, please let me know. Prices are negotiable Pool Table $275 (new 399-599) Nordic Track $100 Solid Oak Book Shelf and Cabinet $350 Snow Blower $450 1 season New $775 Billy Goat $350 Riding Zero Turn Lawn and Garden Tractor $1,800 1 Season, New $3750 Fridge $150 Chest Freezer $150 Garage Work Bench (not the supplies on it) $150. Contact Sally Richardson at srichardson@messiah.edu.

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OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Harvest happening at Grantham Church

The Arts Hub event series hosted by Grantham Church is having an outdoor fall festival called “Harvest Happening” on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 4 p.m. Everyone is invited for dinner, games for kids and adults, and live musical entertainment. Featured guests this year are The Eric Byrd Trio, led by Messiah College adjunct music professor Eric Byrd. The evening will start with dinner and musical performance followed by games, dessert and campfire songs. Join us for this free event! For more information contact Doug Curry at dcurry1@messiah.edu.

Philippine Madrigal Singers in concert

On Oct. 11, the Northern York Choral Program and Music Boosters will be hosting a concert by the Philippine Madrigal Singers, fondly known as MADZ. This prestigious choir has recently won the top prize at the International Choral Competition. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the Northern York High School auditorium in Dillsburg. Tickets are $10, general admission. For more information, contact Roseann Sachs at rsachs@messiah.edu.