Feb. 13

February 13th, 2020 by INTERCOM

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Psalm 34:18

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Passport Services

Representatives from the Cumberland County Courthouse will be on campus at the Eisenhower Commons between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 to process passport applications.

Applicants need to bring the following documents:

  • Driver’s license PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE DRIVER’S LICENSE.
  • Copy both front and back of the driver’s license on the same side of the page
  • Non-PA residents also need to bring their Messiah ID along with a photocopy of their ID
  • Completed application
  • Fees ($110 check or money order written to the U.S. Department of State and $35 cash or check written to the Prothonotary’s Office)
  • Photo services will be available. Cost is $10 in cash or check written to Messiah College.   Original birth certificate, PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE

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

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

 2020 Humanities Symposium keynote address

The speaker for the 2020 Humanities Symposium will be Anthony Ray Hinton. Mr. Hinton, author of the best-selling book, “The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row,” has become an advocate for reform in America’s criminal justice system. The location of his address will be in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts, Parmer Hall, Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Live-streaming will occur in the Recital Hall to offer additional seating. Contact the ticket office at 717-691-6036 for ticket information.

Networking breakfast

Join us for a morning of networking! Married to the City Serving Harrisburg throughout an Era of Change: A fireside chat with Rep. Patty Kim and John Sider moderated by Chad Frey Registration is $15

Location: Messiah College, Martin Commons • One College Avenue, Mechanicsburg

7 – 7:30 a.m. | registration and networking

7:30 – 9 a.m. l event speaker

9 a.m. | event concludes, guests are encouraged to stay and network

If there is one constant you can count on it’s that things change! You won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear Patty and John discuss their commitment to the Greater Capital Region, growing market opportunities in Harrisburg and important regional changes on the horizon.

Reserve your spot at http://attend.com/mcba220

2020 Alumni Awards Recipients announced

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Alumni Awards. Details regarding the March 28 Alumni Awards Dinner will be provided in February.

Young Alumna Achievement Award:  Shauna L. Nefos Webb

(Class of 2004, communication and sociology)

Distinguished Alumnus Achievement Award:  Glenn D. Focht

(Class of 1986, chemistry) 

Alumni Christian Service Award:  Wendell I. Gehman

(Class of 1989, biology)

Alumni Appreciation Award:  George and Barbara Parmer 

Create a mini golf hole

Murray Library’s 4th annual Mini Golf in the Stacks will be held on Feb. 28 and we are looking for some teams to create holes. We would love to see students work together to make a hole that tells us about their major, what they are learning or the future in that field. We would also enjoy having holes from different departments across campus – in past years there have been representatives from Public Safety, Campus Events, the Engle Center, Nursing Department, EYAS, The Loft, Disability Services, Career Development, the Oakes Museum and more! This is a great way to market the services that you provide for our students. For more information, stop by the ILL office at Murray Library or email Kimberly Steiner at ksteiner@messiah.edu.

Student/alumni successfully pass CFA Level I exam

Congratulations to Dan McGarvey, senior finance major, who along with alumni Brian Gilroy ’19 and Adam Sylvester ’19 successfully passed Level I of the CFA (chartered financial analyst) exam. Over 73,000 candidates sat for the December CFA exam worldwide and the pass rate was only 42%.

We wish Dan, Brian and Adam continued success as they move on to Level II of the exam!

Off-campus programs campus visits

Representatives from several study abroad programs will be on campus this semester and we’d love to have you connect with them and provide space to share with your students of the opportunities around the world!

LCC International – Feb. 7: Students get to live and learn from other students from Eastern Europe as they study in Lithuania. Being a larger university, the course offerings include business, theology, communication and psychology.

ISA/Veritas: Wednesday, Feb. 12 – We send students to 6 different locations (Chile, England, S. Korea, S. Africa, France, Spain) ranging in areas of interest for STEM majors, modern languages, dance, business, etc.

Chicago Semester: Monday, Feb. 17 – Located in the heart of the Windy City, students can get hands-on practicum experience while taking classes. They have tracks for social work, communication, art/design, marketing, applied health sciences and more.

LLI Ecuador – March 31: Students experience the Latin American culture up-close and personal as they participate in home stays, participate in an internship or service learning, and take courses regarding faith formation, biological studies, intercultural communications and world religions. If you’re interested in having them in a class, a department meeting, or a friendly little chat over coffee please let us know! Contact the Intercultural Office ext. 2131. Thanks!

MENDELSSOHN PIANO TRIO and CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA YOUTH BALLET “War and Peace II”

Feb. 16, 4 p.m., Parmer Hall

This second concert focusing on “War and Peace” commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II by examining the deep cultural shift that happens as a result of war. The Mendelssohn Piano Trio in collaboration with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) will present the deeply romantic Arensky Piano Trio choreographed by Alan Hineline, followed by the searingly dramatic Shostakovich Piano Quintet, vividly illustrating the changes in human experience brought on by materialism and violence in the 20th century.

The Mendelssohn Piano Trio will be joined by Blanka Bednarz, violin professor at Dickinson College; Michael Stepniak, violist and Dean of Shenandoah Conservatory; and dancers from CPYB.

Sponsored by the School of the Arts Performing Arts Series and the Center for Public Humanities ticket prices are $20 for adults; $5 for Messiah College students (with ID) and youth (18 and under). To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

The Human Library needs books

On Wednesday, April 8, Murray Library and the Office of Diversity Affairs will be hosting the Human Library. The Human Library is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. “And what library is complete without books?” If you would like the opportunity to be a book and tell your story, please sign up at this link: https://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_37v5VgYD9SA3g5D. For more information contact Liz Kielley at ekielley@messiah.edu. To learn more about the Human Library organization, visit this website: http://humanlibrary.org/.

Homecoming and Family Weekend committee

The office of Alumni and Parent Relations is building a team of volunteers who are interested in being a part of planning Homecoming and Family Weekend 2020. Those interested are asked to commit to: – Monthly meetings to build the schedule and review progress (especially during the months of August – October) – Day-of volunteering (October 17) – Leadership over specific events or jobs – TBD  If in-depth commitment isn’t something you have space for, but you can be a part of volunteering that day, please let us know!  We’ll add you to our list and follow-up later in the year with more information! Please contact asider@messiah.edu if you are interested or need more information!

Website training available for February

Jadu training sessions and open door hours have been added for February. Please visit https://www.messiah.edu/training to register.

Fire extinguishing training

According to recent data released by the US Fire Administration for 2008-2017, the US had an annual average of 1,344,100 fires, resulting in 3,190 civilian deaths, 16,225 civilian injuries, and $14.7 billion in direct property loss each year. Don’t become part of these statistics.

Fire extinguisher training will be offered on campus Tuesday, Feb. 25 through Thursday, Feb. 27. Multiple sessions will be offered during these days. All training sessions will be held in Hostetter Chapel, Room 113 and will include hands-on use of the Bullex© Simulation System. This allows you to experience the “feel” of a real extinguisher without any adverse impact on the environment. Class size is limited so you must register. To do so, go to FalconLink, then All Training Classes. Click on “Fire Extinguisher Training” under Click Here to See Available Courses. Click on the pencil icon in front of the session you wish to attend and follow the instructions to register.

Highmark provides virtual medicine services

The flu and other illnesses are rampant at this time of year. If you are sick, the last thing you want to do is leave your warm home to go the doctor where there are other sick people. Highmark Blue Shield provides their members’ access to the Virtual Medicine Benefit. This is also known as telemedicine. You can see a doctor 24/7 using your computer, tablet or smartphone for non-emergency care for things such as sinus infections, bronchitis, flu, conjunctivitis, etc. For those on the high deductible plan, telemedicine is covered at 100% after deductible. For those on the PPO Plan who haven’t met their deductible yet, their cost will be approx. $59. For those on the PPO who have met their deductible, telemedicine is covered at 100% after a $10 copay. For more details, please see the attached flyer.

Murray Library’s February 2020 newsletter

What’s New at Murray Library? Read about our recent, current, and upcoming displays and events, meet one of our work study students, hear from our director, and more! View newsletter here.

Academic summer camp leaders

If you are running or helping to run an Academic Summer Camp, please follow the instructions on the Academic Summer Camp website, https://www.messiah.edu/info/23078/summer_camps. As with prior years, all directors, counselors, helpers, guest speakers, etc. must be approved by the Payroll Office before they are officially hired and before they may begin work. Complete details are on the website. Following the instructions and procedures found there will assist us in following all legal requirements. Please contact the Payroll Office if you have any questions. Contact the Athletics Office if you have any questions about athletic summer camps.

“Love Your Neighbors: Immigrant Stories” – Feb. 18, 7:15-8:30 p.m. on the library’s main level

Immigration is an important and sensitive topic in our country’s current narrative and too often there is an incorrect and harmful perception of immigrants. To counter this, the library, in partnership with the peace and conflict studies program, is planning a presentation featuring and honoring immigrants’ stories as part of the Humanities Symposium on vulnerability and security. In an effort to add depth, nuance and understanding to the so-called “immigrant story” (which is actually many, many different stories), we have invited four individuals at Messiah who have immigrated to the U.S. more recently to tell their stories.

From different regions of the world, of different ages and backgrounds, the diversity of our speakers’ experiences represents just how different the paths of those who come to the United States are.

Our colleagues: Joanna Matlak who lived behind the Iron Curtain in Poland and Prof. Gladys Robalino from Ecuador

Students: Erik Joloka who had to leave his home in Liberia due to war and Ambreen Imran, a hijabi Muslim from Pakistan, will tell about their experiences, their path to the U.S., when they may have felt vulnerable, as well as when they’ve felt secure (the topic of the Humanities Symposium), and perhaps something they wish people knew about their experience.

We encourage you to attend this important event and invite others to join you!

Advisor needed for Spring Break 2020 service trip

The Agapé Center for Service and Learning is in search of a professional staff advisor for our Spring Break service trip to Priority One Ministries (Bronx, NY). Priority One Ministries is a long-time partner of Messiah College. Volunteers will actively engage with impoverished communities in the greater NYC area, assisting with a Breakfast and Lunch Ministry program for the homeless; an after-school program for tutoring inner-city children; the World Vision storehouse and more! The Spring Break service trip will take place from March 14-20. All costs are covered for trip advisors. Because we seek to make our service trips an opportunity for student leaders to grow and develop skills in leading, reflection and facilitation, the trip advisor simply serves as a resource and encouragement for student leaders and assists in any problem-solving that may arise. If you are interested in serving as an advisor or have additional questions, please contact Sharde Hardy at shardy@messiah.edu by Feb. 28.

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Job opportunity

The Oakes Museum of Natural History has an opening for an on-call museum teaching docent. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/16480. Job-related questions may be directed to Helena Cicero, museum director, at hcicero@messiah.edu.

Join our team! The Campus Store and Textbook Express is hiring a part time key holder to work 3 days a week including Friday and Saturday plus every day during Rush and Buyback. Earn money, have fun and get great discounts! Contact Candy at 717-691-6024 or ctritle@messiah.edu for more information and how to apply.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 6

February 6th, 2020 by INTERCOM

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Galatians 6:9

NEWS

Congratulations to Teri Witter, RN and staff nurse at the Engle Center for Counseling and Health Services, who recently became a certified ambulatory care nurse by passing the American Nurses Credentialing Center Ambulatory Care Certification exam. Certification is a mark of distinction for nurses who demonstrate expertise in their area of specialty and recognizes excellence in nurses practicing in ambulatory care. We are privileged to have Teri on our team!

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Professor of Marketing David Hagenbuch recently had interviews with reporters from the New York Times and FOX43 News. The Times article, “After All These Years, Barbie Is Still Reinventing Herself,” and the FOX43 Finds Out segment, “When is the best time to buy a new TV?” can be viewed through the following links: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/29/business/mattel-barbie-dolls-vitiligo.html https://fox43.com/2020/01/22/fox43-finds-out-when-is-the-best-time-to-buy-a-new-tv/

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Matthew Doll art exhibition “Night, Desert, Garden”

Please join us for the opening of Matthew Doll’s exhibition “Night, Desert, Garden” on Friday, Feb. 7 in The Galleries at Messiah College. There will be an Artist’s Talk and reception on Feb. 7 at 4:15 p.m. in the High Foundation Recital Hall, High Center. The exhibition will be located in the Aughinbaugh Art Gallery and The Galleries at Messiah from Feb. 7-March 13. Matthew Doll is a painter and graphic designer, and the program director of the Gordon IN Orvieto semester program, where his Disegno/Drawing course serves as the cornerstone of the curriculum. Messiah College art and design students participate in the Orvieto program each semester.

The Career and Professional Development Center announces the spring semester Pizza with Professionals events

The CPDC is hosting many organizations on campus this spring as part of the popular “Pizza with Professionals” series. During each Pizza with Professional event, the speaker (usually a Messiah alum) will talk to students about their career path, current position, and any job or internship opportunities available within their organization. Students will then have an opportunity to ask questions of the speaker. Free pizza will also be served.

Please encourage students to attend the following events – educators are welcome as well!

Registration for all Pizza with Professionals events can be done at https://www.messiah.edu/info/23069/upcoming_events.

All events will be held from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.  For more information contact Abby Book: abook@messiah.edu

  • 10 – Panel on Short Term International Opportunities, Parmer Cinema
  • 19 – Panel on Careers with Kids, Eisenhower Boardroom
  • 26 – Careers in Public Health, Library Athenaeum
  • March 26 – PA Counseling Services, Library Athenaeum
  • April 7 –   Clark Associates, Parmer Cinema
  • April 17 – RKL, Parmer Cinema

2020 Humanities Symposium Keynote Address

The speaker for the 2020 Humanities Symposium will be Anthony Ray Hinton. Mr. Hinton, author of the best-selling book, “The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row,” has become an advocate for reform in America’s criminal justice system. The location of his address will be in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts, Parmer Hall, Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Live-streaming will occur in the Recital Hall to offer additional seating. Contact the ticket office at 717-691-6036 for ticket information.

Student employment reminders

Do you have an outstanding student working in your department? Nominate them for the Student Employee of the Year Award! The winning student will have bragging rights as Messiah’s first ever Student Employee of the Year, will be awarded $150, and will be nominated for additional awards at the state, regional, and national levels. Two honorable mention prizes of $50 each will also be awarded. In addition, all nominees will be recognized in April during National Student Employee Appreciation Week. Please assist us in recognizing the outstanding work of student employees by submitting a nomination. Nominations are due by Feb.10. Additional information and the nomination form can be found here: https://www.messiah.edu/info/21147/supervisors/4061/student_employee_of_the_year

The Summer Student Employment Job Fair will be held on Thursday, Feb. 20. If your department will be attending the job fair, please send an email to Belinda Conrad by Feb.7 so that we can plan space accordingly. All summer student job postings are due by Feb. 7 as well. Additional information regarding hiring summer student employees can be found here: https://www.messiah.edu/download/downloads/id/3165/Summer_Hiring_Information.pdf

Saturday Science Programs at the Oakes Museum of Natural History

Registration is now open for Saturday Science Programs at the Oakes Museum of Natural History at Messiah College. Curators Club (grades 3-5) and CC2 (grades 6-8) are science enrichment programs on a variety of topics in a fun learning environment. Winter/spring topics include bears, forensics, raptors and more! The first session is on Feb. 8, so don’t delay! For more information go to www.messiah.edu/oakes or contact the museum at ext. 2659.

Networking breakfast

Join us for a morning of networking! Married to the City Serving Harrisburg throughout an Era of Change: A fireside chat with Rep. Patty Kim and John Sider moderated by Chad Frey Registration is $15 Location: Messiah College, Martin Commons • One College Avenue, Mechanicsburg

7 – 7:30 a.m. | registration and networking 7:30 – 9 a.m. l event speaker 9 a.m. | event concludes, guests are encouraged to stay and network If there is one constant you can count on it’s that things change! You won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear Patty and John discuss their commitment to the Greater Capital Region, growing market opportunities in Harrisburg and important regional changes on the horizon.

Reserve your spot at http://attend.com/mcba220

Alumni return to campus

Visiting alumni update

Please join us in welcoming following alumni back to campus:

• Monday, Feb. 10 – David Schlonecker ’99 – Pizza with Professionals – Sponsor CPDC, Abby Book

• Wednesday, Feb. 19 – Caroline Tyler ’14 and Sarah Beale ’09 – Pizza with Professionals – Sponsor CPDC, Abby Book

Our Visiting Alumni Program includes one or more of the following: 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 submit your request online –Falcon link and search visiting

NEW! Summer Vocal Academy of Messiah College

Announcing the new Summer Vocal Academy of Messiah College! Dr. Damian Savarino, Dr. Joy Meade and Professor Tara Savarino will be running a new summer camp at Messiah this year. The dates are June 17-20 and the camp is for rising 9th graders through graduating seniors. More information can be found at https://www.messiah.edu/vocalacademy. Our mission is to train and inspire young singers in the field of vocal music, both solo and choral. Please visit the link above – we hope to see you this summer!

Student applications now accepted for Into the City – Washington, D.C.

On March 29-31, the Into the City career immersion program will travel to our nation’s capital to visit the many Messiah College alumni living and working in the greater DC area. Site visits include the Washington Nationals, Microsoft, Rwandan Embassy, US Capitol, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, US Secret Service, International Justice Mission, and the Chic Fil A Leadership Development Program. Students must submit an application by March 6. Please encourage students from all years and majors to apply via this link: https://www.messiah.edu/itc Students who participate in ITC will experience the following: • The transferability of a Messiah education to diverse post-graduate opportunities • The stages of career progression and maturation, and the critical role of resilience • Exposure to a variety of industries, hiring practices, workplace cultures, and tips for interested candidates • The opportunity to practice demonstrating professionalism, connecting with professionals, developing a network, and articulating their interests and strengths • An orientation to city living, working, and community • Information on generally desired skills, characteristics, and experiences of successful job candidates along with strategies for developing them • Increased confidence regarding career planning and decision-making *Students and educators are invited to learn more about the trip by attending the ITC Info Session on 2/13 at 12:30 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. Free pizza will be provided. RSVP for the info session by 2/11 at http://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a01ZFhLOCotr9tP

Create a Mini Golf Hole

Murray Library’s 4th annual Mini Golf in the Stacks will be held on Feb. 28 and we are looking for some teams to create holes. We would love to see students work together to make a hole that tells us about their major, what they are learning or the future in that field. We would also enjoy having holes from different departments across campus – in past years there have been representatives from Public Safety, Campus Events, the Engle Center, Nursing Department, EYAS, The Loft, Disability Services, Career Development, the Oakes Museum and more! This is a great way to market the services that you provide for our students. For more information, stop by the ILL office at Murray Library or email Kimberly Steiner at ksteiner@messiah.edu.

Giving Day 2020

Dear faculty, staff and administrators, As we approach the spring, I want to share with you an important date for our campus community. On Thursday, April 2, Messiah College will host Give Big, a 24-hour event on social media, to raise funds in support of our students. It’s an exciting day to rally behind the men and women we teach, mentor, work with and care about. Reaching our $125,000 goal in just 24 hours allows us to financially support more students and to enhance their experience at Messiah College. Would you join me by saving this date on your calendar? More information will be made available closer to Giving Day as to how you can collaborate with the Office of Development in using your personal and professional social media accounts in support of our students! Sincerely, Barry Goodling

Student/alumni successfully pass CFA Level I exam

Congratulations to Dan McGarvey, senior finance major, who along with alumni Brian Gilroy ’19 and Adam Sylvester ’19 successfully passed Level I of the CFA (chartered financial analyst) exam. Over 73,000 candidates sat for the December CFA exam worldwide and the pass rate was only 42%.

We wish Dan, Brian and Adam continued success as they move on to Level II of the exam!

Off-campus programs campus visits

Representatives from several study abroad programs will be on campus this semester and we’d love to have you connect with them and provide space to share with your students of the opportunities around the world!

LCC International – Feb. 7: Students get to live and learn from other students from Eastern Europe as they study in Lithuania. Being a larger university, the course offerings include business, theology, communication and psychology.

ISA/Veritas: Wednesday, Feb. 12 – We send students to 6 different locations (Chile, England, S. Korea, S. Africa, France, Spain) ranging in areas of interest for STEM majors, modern languages, dance, business, etc.

Chicago Semester: Monday, Feb. 17 – Located in the heart of the Windy City, students can get hands-on practicum experience while taking classes. They have tracks for social work, communication, art/design, marketing, applied health sciences and more.

LLI Ecuador – March 31: Students experience the Latin American culture up-close and personal as they participate in home stays, participate in an internship or service learning, and take courses regarding faith formation, biological studies, intercultural communications and world religions. If you’re interested in having them in a class, a department meeting, or a friendly little chat over coffee please let us know! Contact the Intercultural Office ext. 2131. Thanks!

MENDELSSOHN PIANO TRIO and CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA YOUTH BALLET “War and Peace II”

Feb. 16, 4 p.m., Parmer Hall This second concert focusing on “War and Peace” commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II by examining the deep cultural shift that happens as a result of war. The Mendelssohn Piano Trio in collaboration with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) will present the deeply romantic Arensky Piano Trio choreographed by Alan Hineline, followed by the searingly dramatic Shostakovich Piano Quintet, vividly illustrating the changes in human experience brought on by materialism and violence in the 20th century. The Mendelssohn Piano Trio will be joined by Blanka Bednarz, violin professor at Dickinson College; Michael Stepniak, violist and Dean of Shenandoah Conservatory; and dancers from CPYB. Sponsored by the School of the Arts Performing Arts Series and the Center for Public Humanities Ticket prices are $20 for adults; $5 for Messiah College students (with ID) and youth (18 and under). To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

Website training available for February

Jadu training sessions and open door hours have been added for February. Please visit https://www.messiah.edu/training to register.

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Job opportunities

The Grounds Services department has an opening for a part-time seasonal groundskeeper. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/16454. Job related questions can be directed to Mark Graybill, grounds services manager, at mgraybill@messiah.edu.

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Free cat to a loving home. I’m currently looking for a loving home for my Dad’s cat Bella. She has been with us since she was a kitten (8 years). Bella is a very friendly cat who loves to cuddle. She is an indoor cat. I will cover her first vet visit if needed. I currently have two animals and I am not able to keep her. Please contact me if interested. See attached photos. For more information please contact Cherisse: cdaniels@messiah.edu

 

 

 

Jan. 30

January 30th, 2020 by INTERCOM

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

John 14: 1-3

NEWS

Residence Life is pleased to welcome Trevor Magness and Curtis Kurtz to the RD team (filling the vacancies of Becky Woodruff and Ambria Eberhard-Brown). Trevor, the new Mountain View and Special Interest House Interim RD, will continue to serve 10 hours a week in the SILP office as part of his RD role (where he served formerly as graduate assistant). Curtis, the new Sollenberger and Mellinger Interim RD (and Messiah alum and former RA), joins us with RD experience from Shippensburg University. If you would like to personally welcome them or have residence hall related matters or concerns, you can contact Curtis at ckurtz@messiah.edu and Trevor at tm1370@messiah.edu. We are delighted to have both of them on board!

Dr. Kim Fenstermacher, assistant dean of nursing, was appointed to the Board of Directors of the new UPMC Memorial Hospital in York. She will serve on the Patient Safety Committee and will chair the Quality Council.

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Matthew Doll art exhibition “Night, Desert, Garden”

Please join us for the opening of Matthew Doll’s exhibition “Night, Desert, Garden” on Friday, Feb. 7 in The Galleries at Messiah College. There will be an Artist’s Talk and reception on Feb. 7 at 4:15 p.m. in the High Foundation Recital Hall, High Center. The exhibition will be located in the Aughinbaugh Art Gallery and The Galleries at Messiah from Feb. 7-March 13. Matthew Doll is a painter and graphic designer, and the program director of the Gordon IN Orvieto semester program, where his Disegno/Drawing course serves as the cornerstone of the curriculum. Messiah College art and design students participate in the Orvieto program each semester.

Passport services

Representatives from the Cumberland County Court House will be on campus at the Eisenhower Commons between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25 to process passport applications.

Applicants need to bring the following documents:

  • Original birth certificate, PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE
  • Driver’s license PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE DRIVER’S LICENSE.
  • Copy both front and back of the driver’s license on the same side of the page
  • Non-PA residents also need to bring their Messiah ID along with a photocopy of their ID
  • Completed application
  • Fees ($110 check or money order written to the U.S. Department of State and $35 cash or check written to the Prothonotary’s Office)
  • Photo services will be available. Cost is $10 in cash or check written to Messiah College.

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

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

Spring semester event bookmarks now available

The Career and Professional Development Center is once again offering our event bookmarks free of charge to any interested faculty and staff. These bookmarks list all of our upcoming programs and have been very popular with students and educators alike. Stop by our office to pick up some today! (Each member of the COE will receive one in their mailboxes; please let us know if you need more). All events are also listed electronically at https://www.messiah.edu/info/23069/upcoming_events

Student employment reminders

Do you have an outstanding student working in your department? Nominate them for the Student Employee of the Year Award! The winning student will have bragging rights as Messiah’s first ever Student Employee of the Year, will be awarded $150, and will be nominated for additional awards at the state, regional, and national levels. Two honorable mention prizes of $50 each will also be awarded. In addition, all nominees will be recognized in April during National Student Employee Appreciation Week. Please assist us in recognizing the outstanding work of student employees by submitting a nomination. Nominations are due by Feb.10. Additional information and the nomination form can be found here: https://www.messiah.edu/info/21147/supervisors/4061/student_employee_of_the_year

The Summer Student Employment Job Fair will be held on Thursday, Feb. 20. If your department will be attending the job fair, please send an email to Belinda Conrad by Feb.7 so that we can plan space accordingly. All summer student job postings are due by Feb. 7 as well. Additional information regarding hiring summer student employees can be found here: https://www.messiah.edu/download/downloads/id/3165/Summer_Hiring_Information.pdf

Saturday Science Programs at the Oakes Museum of Natural History

Registration is now open for Saturday Science Programs at the Oakes Museum of Natural History at Messiah College. Curators Club (grades 3-5) and CC2 (grades 6-8) are science enrichment programs on a variety of topics in a fun learning environment. Winter/spring topics include bears, forensics, raptors and more! The first session is on Feb. 8, so don’t delay! For more information go to www.messiah.edu/oakes or contact the museum at ext. 2659.

2020 Alumni Awards Recipients announced

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Alumni Awards. Details regarding the March 28 Alumni Awards Dinner will be provided in February.

Young Alumna Achievement Award:  Shauna L. Nefos Webb

(Class of 2004, communication and sociology)

Distinguished Alumnus Achievement Award:  Glenn D. Focht

(Class of 1986, chemistry) 

Alumni Christian Service Award:  Wendell I. Gehman

(Class of 1989, biology)

Alumni Appreciation Award:  George and Barbara Parmer 

NEW! Summer Vocal Academy of Messiah College

Announcing the new Summer Vocal Academy of Messiah College! Dr. Damian Savarino, Dr. Joy Meade and Professor Tara Savarino will be running a new summer camp at Messiah this year. The dates are June 17-20 and the camp is for rising 9th graders through graduating seniors. More information can be found at https://www.messiah.edu/vocalacademy. Our mission is to train and inspire young singers in the field of vocal music, both solo and choral. Please visit the link above – we hope to see you this summer!

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Job Opportunites

The Admissions Office has an opening for a full time admissions communications manager. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/16312. Job related questions may be directed to Bethany Parliament-Chevalier, director of enrollment management operations, at bparliament@messiah.edu.

The Information Technology Services Department has an opening for a full time programmer/analyst 1. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/16271. Job-related questions may be directed to John Luft, director of information services, at jluft@messiah.edu.

The Office of Student Affairs has multiple openings for the position of residence director for the 2020-21 academic year. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/16364. Job-related questions may be directed to Lyndsay Grimm, director of residence life, at lgrimm@messiah.edu.

The Department of Safety has a full time opening for a community safety officer, 3rd shift. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/16333. Job-related questions may be directed to Cindy Burger, director of safety at cburger@messiah.edu.

Campus Store job opening

The Campus Store and Textbook Express is hiring a full time assistant store manager. Do you know someone who might be interested in working with Messiah students, faculty and department in this important position? Please contact Candy Tritle at ctritle@messiah.edu or 717-691-6024 for more information or go to shopmessiah.com/careers to apply.

Free cat to a loving home. I’m currently looking for a loving home for my Dad’s cat Bella. She has been with us since she was a kitten (8 years). Bella is a very friendly cat who loves to cuddle. She is an indoor cat. I will cover her first vet visit if needed. I currently have two animals and I am not able to keep her. Please contact me if interested. See attached photos. For more information please contact Cherisse: cdaniels@messiah.edu

 

January 23

January 23rd, 2020 by INTERCOM

Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Ephesians 4: 31-32

NEWS

Dr. Charlene Lane, assistant professor of social work, was a featured keynote speaker at the annual Everyday Lives conference at Hershey which was hosted by Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Programs. Topic: The Post Traumatic Growth Perspective: Understanding the culture of individuals with complex needs and their families. Date presented: Tuesday, Jan. 7.

Congratulations to Jenny Dose (business) for the most downloaded scholarly publication from Mosaic in the past month!  The article titled, “The Relationship between Work Values Similarity and Team–Member and Leader–Member Exchange Relationships” (https://mosaic.messiah.edu/bus_ed/18) was downloaded 19 times this month, with a total of 41 uses since being uploaded.  Last month, the website had 3,082 full-text downloads and 146 new submissions overall.  We continue to seek the addition of more educator scholarship to include in Mosaic, Messiah’s Open Scholarship and Intellectual Creativity.  Send your CV or list of publications to mosaic@messiah.edu to get started!

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Invitation to Farewell Reception

Please join the Division of Operations in bidding farewell to six of our respected colleagues who will be leaving Messiah at the end of the month. There will be a campus-wide reception to celebrate their work and wish them well as they move on to new opportunities.

Join us as we honor:

  • Stephen Musti, manager, Union Café
  • Annie Minicuci, administrative assistant, College Press and Postal Services
  •  Diane Thornton, shift supervisor, Union Café
  •  Derek Mauldin, sound, lighting and event coordinator, Conference and Event Services
  •  Dwight Allshouse, supervisor, Campus Events
  •  Rob Luzier, electrician, Facility Services

The reception will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Hostetter Chapel sanctuary.

submitted by Kathrynne G. Shafer, vice president of operations

Falcon Exchange closed on Jan. 30

The Falcon Exchange will be closed for a department function on Jan. 30 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Visit our website at www.messiah.edu/falconexchange or contact us at falconexchange@messiah.edu or 717-766-2511 ext. 7213 with any questions.

The Career and Professional Development Center announces the spring semester Pizza with Professionals events

The CPDC is hosting many organizations on campus this spring as part of the popular “Pizza with Professionals” series. During each Pizza with Professional event, the speaker (usually a Messiah alum) will talk to students about their career path, current position, and any job or internship opportunities available within their organization. Students will then have an opportunity to ask questions of the speaker. Free pizza will also be served.

Please encourage students to attend the following events – educators are welcome as well!

Registration for all Pizza with Professionals events can be done at https://www.messiah.edu/info/23069/upcoming_events .

All events will be held from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.  For more information contact Abby Book: abook@messiah.edu

  • Feb. 10 – Panel on Short Term International Opportunities, Parmer Cinema
  • Feb. 19 – Panel on Careers with Kids, Eisenhower Boardroom
  • Feb. 26 – Careers in Public Health, Library Athenaeum
  • Mar. 26 – PA Counseling Services, Library Athenaeum
  • Apr. 7 –   Clark Associates, Parmer Cinema
  • Apr. 17 – RKL, Parmer Cinema

Messiah College Summary Annual Report

Summary Annual Report available Messiah College is required to publish a Summary Annual Report for the Messiah College Health and Welfare Plan s on an annual basis. Attached is the Summary Annual Report for July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

You also have the legally protected right to examine the report at the main office of the Plan and at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. or to obtain a copy from the U.S. Department of Labor upon payment of copying costs. Requests to the Department should be addressed to:

Public Disclosure

Room N1513

Employee Benefits Security Administration U.S. Depart of Labor

200 Constitution Avenue N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20210

Please contact Su Deitch at ext. 7085 if you have questions.

Soup and Dessert Sale

All of the Engle Center nurses, nutritionist and our nurse practitioner will be going on a mission’s trip to Uganda over Spring Break. We are having a soup and dessert sale on Jan. 29 and Feb.19 to raise monies for medical supplies that are needed for the trip.

Soup costs:

  • Cup $2.50
  • Quart $10

Dessert $1

Soup Choices:

  • Taco soup
  • Pepperjack tomato soup
  • Zupa Tuscana
  • White chicken chili
  • Chicken corn soup
  • Shrimp corn chowder
  • Ham green beans and potatoes

If you bring a donation of one of the below items, you will get $1.00 off your purchase.

  • Hand Sanitizer Acetaminophen (adult and children)
  • Bacitracin/Neosporin
  • TUMS
  • ACE wraps
  • Claritin/Zyrtec (adult/children)
  • Various braces/splints (knee/ankle/wrist/finger)
  • Omeprazole
  • Band-Aids of all sizes/colors/shapes
  • Thermometers Bandages and dressing supplies
  • Imodium
  • Antifungal cream
  • Miralax Eye drops – esp lubricating drops
  • Stool softener (Colace)
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Gas X
  • Ibuprofen tablets (adult and children)
  • Money for prescription medications

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For sale

Heated, free-standing aluminum towel rack with six bars, about 35 inches high by 22 inches wide. Works like new on standard household power plug. $25 OBO. Contact Ted Davis, ext. 6840 or tdavis@messiah.edu.

70# Ringside leather punching bag for sale with swivel mounting bracket. Two years old. In excellent condition. Asking $80. Email Bill: balthoff@messiah.edu

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Campus Store job opening

The Campus Store and Textbook Express is hiring a full time assistant store manager. Do you know someone who might be interested in working with Messiah students, faculty and department in this important position? Please contact Candy Tritle at ctritle@messiah.edu or 717-691-6024 for more information or go to shopmessiah.com/careers to apply.

 

 

 

 

Jan. 16

January 16th, 2020 by INTERCOM

but those who hope in the Lord with renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40: 31

NEWS

Dr. Charlene Lane, assistant professor of social work, was a featured keynote speaker at the annual Everyday Lives conference at Hershey which was hosted by Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Programs. Topic: The Post Traumatic Growth Perspective: Understanding the culture of individuals with complex needs and their families. Date presented: Tuesday, Jan. 7.

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Advisors needed for 2020 domestic service trip

The Agapé Center for Service and Learning is currently seeking advisors for J-term and spring break domestic service trips. 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 and, if you are eligible, you can apply for a missions/service leave request through Human Resources (HR) so that you wouldn’t have to use vacation time! For information about specific trip locations, please visit: https://www.messiah.edu/info/22535/service_trips

 If you’re interested in serving as an advisor or have questions, please contact Shardé Hardy (shardy@messiah.edu).

Welcome to Enrollment Management

We have exciting news to share! Bethany Parliament-Chevalier has been hired as the new director of enrollment management operations. Bethany is a Messiah alumna with a master’s degree in history and education from Columbia University who began her career as an enrollment recruitment coordinator for Messiah’s Philadelphia Campus. In 2014, as an associate director of admissions at Dickinson, she was a Slate implementation co-captain specializing in external-facing data collection forms, event forms and deliver, although she cross-trained in other areas. Most recently, she served there as the senior data analyst/associate director in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. Bethany’s first day was Jan. 2. Please join us in welcoming her to the team!

Free personal training

Did you (or should you) make a New Year’s Resolution to start exercising regularly? If so, our Applied Health Science Senior Seminar class is offering free personal fitness consulting during the spring semester. Any Messiah employee wanting to get started on a regular program of cardiovascular exercise is eligible. The program will begin the first week of February. Participants must be available for a short weekly meeting with their assigned student, and must be willing to engage in at least four 20-30 minute cardiovascular workouts during the week. These workouts will be individually designed for you, based on your interests, goals, and current fitness level, and can be completed whenever and wherever you choose. This is a fantastic opportunity to begin your journey toward an improved sense of well-being. Here’s what one employee had to say following his experience this fall: “I lost 16 pounds and moved from a fair to an excellent fitness rating during the semester. You’ll also be surprised at the habits you naturally change while going through this program.” If you are interested in participating in this popular, highly successful program, email Doug Miller (dmiller@messiah.edu) immediately.

MLK Commemoration Week

Intercultural Office – Multicultural Student Programs is proud to present the 2020 MLK Commemoration Week beginning Monday, Jan. 20 through Friday, Jan. 25. It is the college’s goal to reflect on the vision and Christian ministry of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the purpose of encouraging and cultivating a deeper commitment to be God’s agents of justice, peace and reconciliation. For all the details on the MLK events, visit www.messiah.edu/mlk or see the attached poster for all the events planned.

Student Employee of the Year award

In an effort to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of our student employees, the Student Employment Office is pleased to announce Messiah’s first annual Student Employee of the Year Award. If you have an outstanding student working in your department, this is your chance to express your appreciation. Any undergraduate who has been employed a minimum of three months full-time or six months part-time between June 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020 (students who started no later than the beginning of fall semester) may be nominated for the Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) Award. The following prizes will be given in a Student Employee of the Year Celebration ceremony which will take place on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 during our Student Employee Appreciation Week event.

  • Student Employee of the Year- $150
  • Honorable Mention Awards (2) – $50 each
  • In addition, the person selected as the Messiah College Student Employee of the Year will be automatically nominated for additional awards at the state, regional and national levels.

The contributions made by all student employees are important; however, this award seeks to acknowledge the student whose performance is exceptional in one or more areas including, but not limited to, leadership, problem solving, customer service, teamwork, or going above and beyond to greatly exceed expectations for the position. Nominees will be judged by committee review in the following areas: communication, digital technology, problem solving, professionalism/work ethic, intercultural fluency, career management, leadership, and teamwork.

To nominate a student for the SEOTY Award, complete and submit the nomination form (found here) via email to Belinda Conrad. The deadline for nominating a student employee for consideration is Feb.10. Please assist us in recognizing the outstanding work of student employees by sending in a nomination.

Library closure for MLK observance

As part of the College’s annual observance of Martin Luther King Day, the Library will close Sunday night, Jan. 19, at 8 p.m. and will re-open Tuesday, Jan. 2t, at 7:30 a.m. Please plan accordingly.

Lactation room available on campus!

A Lactation Room has been created for the use of breastfeeding members and guests of our campus community. This is a comfortable private space intended for breastfeeding and pumping as needed. The Lactation Room is located in Kline 015. This room is located within Kline 017 within the nursing laboratory in the basement of Kline. The room is equipped with seating, a table, electrical outlets, a locking door and curtains for privacy. Upon use, please remember to lock the door, pull the curtains, and flip the door sign to indicate that the room is in use. We hope that this space will be useful in supporting the breastfeeding needs of our community. Please contact Rachel Lippert at rlippert@messiah.edu with questions.

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Jobs

The Information Technology Services Department has an opening for a full time programmer/analyst 1. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/16271. Job-related questions may be directed to John Luft, director of information services, at jluft@messiah.edu.

The Dining Services Department has a full time opening for a retail restaurant shift supervisor. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/16238. Job-related questions may be directed to Dan Campbell, retail restaurant operations manager, at dcampbell@messiah.edu.

The Department of Dining Services has two full time opportunities for shift supervisors. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/16135 (9-month position) or http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/16238 (12-month position). Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

For sale

Camper for sale. 2010 Jayco Eagle Super Lite Travel Trailer 30′. Kitchen and u-shaped dinette slide out, power awning, satellite, outdoor kitchen, bunk house in the back. Comfortably sleeps 10. Great buy on a well-built and equipped travel trailer that is in great condition. Equalizer hitch included. $10,935 Email: nbenner@messiah.edu

Guitar for sale. Mitchell 6-string, model MO100S VS. Excellent condition. Used 2 semesters for lessons. Includes capo, electronic tuner, strap, humidifier and an extra set of strings. $120 obo. Photos available upon request. For additional information contact: bennett@messiah.edu.

Two Bluetooth keyboards designed for use with an iPad. The Logitech comes with a case and operates on 4 AAA batteries; the Kensington has a long-lasting internal battery that recharges with a micro-USB (provided). $5 each. Contact Ted Davis: tdavis@messiah.edu.

Tools for sale. DeWalt circular saw (worm drive)–$55; Delta 10″ compound miter saw–$75; sturdy metal stand to mount tools (saws, drills, etc.)–$30 Also, roadside assistance kit (new)–$25 email for more info or pix: dschmidt@messiah.edu

 Heated, free-standing aluminum towel rack with six bars, about 35 inches high by 22 inches wide. Works like new on standard household power plug. $25 OBO. Contact Ted Davis, ext 6840 or tdavis@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 9, 2020

January 9th, 2020 by INTERCOM

No, dear brothers and sisters, I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven.

Philippians 3:13-14

NEWS

What does it look like when a follower of Jesus runs a business? Michael Zigarelli, professor of leadership and strategy, examined that question by studying 50 faith-based businesses, uncovering eight practical answers. He has recently published his findings as a book entitled, “Christian-Owned Companies” (9 to 5 Media, 2019), which tells the story of each company and how it operates as a ministry. For more information, see www.christianity9to5.org/christian-owned-companies

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Advisors needed! 2020 domestic service trip

The Agapé Center for Service and Learning is currently seeking advisors for J-term and spring break domestic service trips. 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 and, if you are eligible, you can apply for a missions/service leave request through Human Resources (HR) so that you wouldn’t have to use vacation time! For information about specific trip locations, please visit: https://www.messiah.edu/info/22535/service_trips If you’re interested in serving as an advisor or have questions, please contact Shardé Hardy (shardy@messiah.edu).

Hiring summer student employees

If your department plans to hire student employees for the summer of 2020, please read the summer hiring information found here prior to proceeding with the summer hiring process or making employment offers. The Summer Student Employment Job Fair will be held on Thursday, Feb. 20. Departments hiring summer student workers are required to attend the job fair unless all summer workers are already actively working for the department or are being rehired from the prior summer. Please send an email to Belinda Conrad by Feb. 7, to let us know if you will be attending the Job Fair. All summer hires, including current student employees and prior-summer student employees, must be processed and approved for hire by submitting a hiring proposal via the jobs.messiah.edu system. Summer hiring proposals are due no later than March 27. If you have any questions about summer student employment, please contact Belinda Conrad, ext. 2900 or bconrad@messiah.edu

Welcome to Enrollment Management

We have exciting news to share! Bethany Parliament-Chevalier has been hired as the new director of enrollment management operations. Bethany is a Messiah alumna with a master’s degree in history and education from Columbia University who began her career as an enrollment recruitment coordinator for Messiah’s Philadelphia Campus. In 2014, as an associate director of admissions at Dickinson, she was a Slate implementation co-captain specializing in external-facing data collection forms, event forms and deliver, although she cross-trained in other areas. Most recently, she served there as the senior data analyst/associate director in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. Bethany’s first day was Jan. 2. Please join us in welcoming her to the team!

Free personal training

Did you (or should you) make a New Year’s Resolution to start exercising regularly? If so, our Applied Health Science Senior Seminar class is offering free personal fitness consulting during the spring semester. Any Messiah employee wanting to get started on a regular program of cardiovascular exercise is eligible. The program will begin the first week of February. Participants must be available for a short weekly meeting with their assigned student, and must be willing to engage in at least four 20-30 minute cardiovascular workouts during the week. These workouts will be individually designed for you, based on your interests, goals, and current fitness level, and can be completed whenever and wherever you choose. This is a fantastic opportunity to begin your journey toward an improved sense of well-being. Here’s what one employee had to say following his experience this fall: “I lost 16 pounds and moved from a fair to an excellent fitness rating during the semester. You’ll also be surprised at the habits you naturally change while going through this program.” If you are interested in participating in this popular, highly successful program, email Doug Miller (dmiller@messiah.edu) immediately.

Delay/closure information and text alerts

If it becomes necessary to delay or cancel classes due to weather on the Grantham campus and at the Winding Hill facility, only those students and employees who have signed up for text alerts will receive a text notice regarding such a delay or closure. A delay or closure notification will also be placed on the home page of the College’s website, as well as being available by calling the emergency information line at 717-691-6084; a recording will provide you with a date and time of the most recent message. Morning announcement are made no later than 6:30 a.m. If in doubt, please check the website or call the information line if you are not signed up for text alerts. This information is NOT provided to the local media. Employees involved in snow removal, facilities, campus events, and dining should follow the instructions given by their respective supervisory staff during a delay or closure.

Text alerts

For the safety of our students and employees, and in order to be compliant with federal law, The Clery Act, Messiah College’s method to notify students and employees of critical emergency situations is provided through the college’s Text Alert System. If you have not signed up for Text Alert, please do so today. The text alert sign-up can be found on FALCONlink by typing the words text alert system in the search box. Attached are instructions to complete the sign up.

MLK Commemoration Week

Intercultural Office – Multicultural Student Programs is proud to present the 2020 MLK Commemoration Week beginning Monday, Jan. 20 through Friday, Jan. 25. It is the college’s goal to reflect on the vision and Christian ministry of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the purpose of encouraging and cultivating a deeper commitment to be God’s agents of justice, peace and reconciliation. For all the details on the MLK events, visit www.messiah.edu/mlk or see the attached poster for all the events planned.

Student Employee of the Year Award

In an effort to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of our student employees, the Student Employment Office is pleased to announce Messiah’s first annual Student Employee of the Year Award. If you have an outstanding student working in your department, this is your chance to express your appreciation. Any undergraduate who has been employed a minimum of three months full-time or six months part-time between June 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020 (students who started no later than the beginning of fall semester) may be nominated for the Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) Award. The following prizes will be given in a Student Employee of the Year Celebration ceremony which will take place on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 during our Student Employee Appreciation Week event.

  • Student Employee of the Year- $150
  • Honorable Mention Awards (2) – $50 each
  • In addition, the person selected as the Messiah College Student Employee of the Year will be automatically nominated for additional awards at the state, regional and national levels.

The contributions made by all student employees are important; however, this award seeks to acknowledge the student whose performance is exceptional in one or more areas including, but not limited to, leadership, problem solving, customer service, teamwork, or going above and beyond to greatly exceed expectations for the position. Nominees will be judged by committee review in the following areas: communication, digital technology, problem solving, professionalism/work ethic, intercultural fluency, career management, leadership, and teamwork.

To nominate a student for the SEOTY Award, complete and submit the nomination form (found here) via email to Belinda Conrad. The deadline for nominating a student employee for consideration is Feb.10. Please assist us in recognizing the outstanding work of student employees by sending in a nomination.

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Job opportunities

The Dining Services Department has a temporary opening for a retail operations assistant to work Monday – Friday, 8am to 2pm for the dates Feb. 1 to May 15. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/16153. Job-related questions may be directed to Dan Campbell, retail restaurant operations manager at dcampbell@messiah.edu.

For sale

Camper for sale. 2010 Jayco Eagle Super Lite Travel Trailer 30′. Kitchen and u-shaped dinette slide out, power awning, satellite, outdoor kitchen, bunk house in the back. Comfortably sleeps 10. Great buy on a well-built and equipped travel trailer that is in great condition. Equalizer hitch included. $10,935 Email: nbenner@messiah.edu

Guitar for sale. Mitchell 6-string, model MO100S VS. Excellent condition. Used 2 semesters for lessons. Includes capo, electronic tuner, strap, humidifier and an extra set of strings. $120 obo. Photos available upon request. For additional information contact: bennett@messiah.edu.

Two Bluetooth keyboards designed for use with an iPad. The Logitech comes with a case and operates on 4 AAA batteries; the Kensington has a long-lasting internal battery that recharges with a micro-USB (provided). $5 each. Contact Ted Davis: tdavis@messiah.edu.

Tools for sale. DeWalt circular saw (worm drive)–$55; Delta 10″ compound miter saw–$75; sturdy metal stand to mount tools (saws, drills, etc.)–$30 Also, roadside assistance kit (new)–$25 email for more info or pix: dschmidt@messiah.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec. 19

December 19th, 2019 by INTERCOM

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the LORD. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

LUKE 2:10-14

 

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The President’s Report issue of The Bridge is here!

The President’s Report issue of The Bridge has published. This issue of the magazine includes our 2018-2019 year in review, the financials, donor profiles and stories of our alumni. To read the magazine in its entirety, visit messiah.edu/the_bridge. Hard copies of The Bridge are available in the lounges of Eisenhower and Boyer. As always, additional quantities can be found on third floor of Old Main in the reception area.

State finalists in Innovation Challenge

Five Messiah College Department of Business students (Sarah Blessing, James Chopka, Courtney Hampton, Corinne Mahoney and Noah Thomas) were state finalists in the Innovation Challenge, part of America250PA, a statewide initiative aimed at engaging Pennsylvanians in the commemoration and celebration of our nation’s upcoming 250th birthday. Messiah College’s integrated marketing communication (IMC) plan based on the concept “Keystone Stories” was very well-received at the state finale held in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 19. Professor of Marketing David Hagenbuch led the team, which also received great support from Bill Althoff, production manager of College Press and Postal Services, and from Professor of Art Christine Forsythe.

Cooking fires at Christmas

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported that in 2013-2017 (latest data available), an average of 470 home cooking fires occurred daily in the United States. Annually, these fires resulted in an average of 550 deaths, over 5,000 non-fatal injuries, and $1.2 billion in property damage. Cooktops were involved in 62% of these fires and electric ranges have a higher risk of fires than gas ranges. Unattended cooking was the leading cause. Each year, cooking fires peak at Thanksgiving and Christmas! As you prepare you Christmas dinner this year, don’t let the other festivities distract you from your cooking. Stay in the kitchen when using your stove. Keep combustibles away from your stove top. Keep your oven and stove top clean to prevent spills from catching fire. Be sure to turn off stove burners and ovens when finished.

Residence Life personnel announcement

Becky Woodruff, Mountain View/Special Interest House residence director and assistant director of residence life – upper class experience for the last 5.5 years, has decided to move on at the end of this month. Residence Life is currently in the process of hiring an interim Mountain View residence director through May 2020. Amy Nicols and Caleb Miller have agreed to continue as interim co-assistant directors of upperclass experience through May 2020. Any upperclass experience matters should be directed to Amy and Caleb. We are grateful to Becky for her years of service in Residence Life and wish her the best in this next chapter. If you would to personally thank Becky, her email is rwoodruff@messiah.edu and her last day will be Dec. 31.

Win a Fitbit from Health Advocate

From now until Dec. 31, Health Advocate is running a contest on their member website and mobile app to win a Fitbit Charge 3. If you are interested, Messiah employees are eligible to enter. It’s easy to do: 1. Go to HealthAdvocate.com/members 2. Type in Messiah College, then select it from the drop-down box. 3. In the News section, click on the link advertising the contest—use the orange arrow to scroll through multiple news alerts, if necessary. 4. You will be taken to a web page to fill out your contest entry—fill out all the required fields and click “Submit”

Conference and Event Services closure

The Office of Conference and Event Services, including the Ticket Office and Receptionist, will be closed tomorrow, Dec. 20 until 2 p.m. for a department retreat.

Accreditation visit for Graduate Program in Nursing

The post-BSN to DNP/FNP program at Messiah College will be undergoing an on-site evaluation on March 2-4, 2020, by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for the purposes of accreditation. CCNE accreditation is a nongovernmental peer review process that operates in accordance with nationally recognized standards established for the practice of accreditation in the United States. Accreditation by CCNE is intended to accomplish at least five general purposes:

• To hold nursing programs accountable to the community of interest – the nursing profession, consumers, employers, institutions of higher education, students and their families, nurse residents – and to one another by ensuring that these programs have mission statements, goals, and outcomes that are appropriate to prepare individuals to fulfill their expected roles.

• To evaluate the success of a nursing program in achieving its mission, goals, and outcomes.

• To assess the extent to which a nursing program meets accreditation standards.

• To inform the public of the purposes and values of accreditation and to identify nursing programs that meet accreditation standards.

• To foster continuing improvement in nursing programs and, thereby in professional practice.

If you would like additional information about CCNE or its standards and procedures, you may visit their web site at www.aacn.nche.edu/accreditation. A very important part of this evaluation is soliciting third-party comment on the nursing program by its communities of interest. We invite you to submit comments and opinions about the nursing program directly to the CCNE. All comments and opinions submitted to CCNE are held in strict confidence and shared with the on-site evaluation team. All comments must be written, signed, and received by CCNE no later than Feb. 10, 2020. Please send your comments directly to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Attn: Third-Party Comments 655 K Street NW Washington D.C. 20001 -or- thirdpartycomments@ccneaccreditation.org Thank you for your interest in and support of the graduate program in nursing at Messiah College.

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Job opportunities

The Dining Services Department has a temporary opening for a retail operations assistant to work Monday – Friday, 8am to 2pm for the dates February 1 to May 15, 2020. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/16153. Job-related questions may be directed to Dan Campbell, retail restaurant operations manager, at dcampbell@messiah.edu.

The School of Business, Education, and Social Sciences has an opening for a temporary administrative assistant. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/16208. Job-related questions may be directed to Don Murk, chair of the Department of Education, at dmurk@messiah.edu.

Facility Services has an opening for a full-time electrician. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/16213. Job-related questions may be directed to Brad Markley, director of facility services, at bmarkley@messiah.edu.

For sale

Sofa, love seat, 2 end tables and sofa table for sale. I am moving and would like to sell my living room set. 3 working recliners. Best offer, would need to pick up in York. Contact: kgrey@messiah.edu

For rent

Apartment for rent. Nice one bedroom apartment with bonus room in downtown Grantham. Private off street parking, close to Messiah College and Rt. 15 South. Landlord pays water. Sewer, and trash removal. No pets, no smoking please. $710/month. Contact Les Weiand (weiand@messiah.edu).

 

The INTERCOM will resume on Thursday, Jan. 9. Our staff is wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

 

December 12

December 12th, 2019 by INTERCOM

I will sing of the LORD’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself. You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to David my servant, ‘I will establish your line forever and make your throne firm through all generations.’ ”

Psalm 89: 1- 4

NEWS

Todd Goranson, professor of music, performed as baritone saxophonist with legendary Motown groups, The Temptations and the Four Tops, at the Modell Lyric Theater in Baltimore on Oct. 26. Both the Four Tops and Temptations have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In addition, Goranson presented a lecture titled, “Fight, Flight, or Freeze: Overcoming Performance Anxiety” at the University of North Dakota. During his guest residency at the University Of North Dakota Department Of Music, funded by an internal UND grant, Dr. Goranson also presented a saxophone master class and presented a solo recital on the Aurora Recital Series on Nov. 18.

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Cindy Goforth, director of the Academic English Program, has accepted a position in the non-profit sector teaching English as a second language to immigrants and refugees preparing to work in the medical field. Her last day at the College will be Dec 20. We appreciate Cindy’s expertise and tireless work in support of our students during the past four years. We wish her the best in her new position.

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Three HDFS faculty and 12 HDFS students attended the National Council on Family Relations Conference in Fort Worth, TX. Victoria Anders (HDFS ’22) received the Advancing Family Science Section’s Outstanding Undergraduate Student Proposal Award for a poster that she co-presented with Dr. Raeann Hamon and Dr. Erin Boyd-Soisson entitled “Concept Maps in the Family Science Classroom.” Dr. Paul Johns, assistant professor of human development and family science, received the Family Therapy Section’s Best New Professional Poster Award for his poster entitled “How Husbands Experience the Trust of their Wives: A Qualitative Study.” Dr. Robert Reyes, professor of human development and family science, presented with Hannah Fogle (HDFS ’19) as a coauthor, a poster entitled “Circular Migration and its Impact on the Social/Psychological Adjustment of Puerto Rican Families in the Aftermath of Hurricane Maria.” Dr. Reyes is also beginning a new term as a member of the NCFR Board of Directors. An invited speaker, Dr. Raeann Hamon served as part of an International Section symposium entitled International Family Sustainability in the Context of Teaching and Technologies.” Hamon spoke about “Small Teaching … for Learning about International Families.” Hamon also serves as a member of the Editorial Board for NCFR’s Journal of Family Theory and Review and is Chair-Elect of the International Section. Check out the HDFS Department’s Facebook page for student and faculty photos.

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Dr. Raeann Hamon, distinguished professor of family science and gerontology, and Amanda Strong (HDFS ’18) had an article entitled “Show Me Your Family and I Will Show You Mine: An Activity for Immersing Students in Family Development Theory” published in Family Science Review. The article is available online: http://familyscienceassociation.org/sites/default/files/3%20-%20Hamon%20-%20final.pdf

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Congratulations to Sally Baum, RN and staff nurse at the Engle Center for Counseling and Health Services, who recently became a certified ambulatory care nurse by passing the American Nurses Credentialing Center Ambulatory Care Certification exam. Certification is a mark of distinction for nurses who demonstrate expertise in their area of specialty and recognizes excellence in nurses practicing in ambulatory care. We are privileged to have Sally on our team!

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Holiday Gift Sale!

Today, Thursday, Dec. 12 is the last day for the Holiday Gift Sale in the Eisenhower Commons that supports Ten Thousand Villages and the Collaboratory. Shop 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sale features 100% fair trade items.

J-Term early arrivals

If, for any mandatory academic or co-curricular reason, you need students to return early to housing for J-term, please email housing@messiah.edu. Given the college’s limited staffing, requests can be made only for 1/6/20. Housing opens on 1/7/20 to our students. Please contact Housing ASAP with the student names, ID numbers, and the reason they need to return on the 6th. Thanks!

Christmas music in the Library, Dec. 12 and 13

Get into the Christmas spirit as classes wind down! The Library will again be hosting live Christmas music and serving Christmas cookies, too! Back by popular demand, the Messiah College Guitar Ensemble directed by Prof. Randy Zwally will play on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 4:30 p.m. (for a recording to whet your appetite, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__bAO4bmjYw&feature=youtu.be).  Get a latte, enjoy some home baked cookies, feel the spirit! And new this year, we will also enjoy Christmas music by the Messiah Flute Ensemble on Dec.13, at 11:30 a.m. Bring your lunch, get a coffee and eat some Christmas cookies! Amid the hectic pace of Christmastime, allow yourself these lovely half hours of beautiful music (and some Christmas cookies!).

The President’s Report issue of The Bridge is here!

The President’s Report issue of The Bridge has published. This issue of the magazine includes our 2018-2019 year in review, the financials, donor profiles and stories of our alumni. To read the magazine in its entirety, visit messiah.edu/the_bridge. Hard copies of The Bridge are available in the lounges of Eisenhower and Boyer. As always, additional quantities can be found on third floor of Old Main in the reception area.

College Guitar Ensemble in concert

The Messiah College Guitar Ensemble will present a concert on Saturday, Dec.14 at 1:30 p.m. in the High Foundation Recital Hall under the direction of Randall Zwally. The event will include joyous Christmas music as well as engaging Spanish and Latin American pieces. Student soloists Josh Song and Sam Brown will be featured. Admission is free and open to the public.

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!

Hiring summer student employees

If your department plans to hire student employees for the summer of 2020, please read the summer hiring information found here prior to proceeding with the summer hiring process or making employment offers. The Summer Student Employment Job Fair will be held on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Departments hiring summer student workers are required to attend the job fair unless all summer workers are already actively working for the department or are being rehired from the prior summer. Please send an email to Belinda Conrad by February 7, 2020 to let us know if you will be attending the Job Fair. All summer hires, including current student employees and prior-summer student employees, must be processed and approved for hire by submitting a hiring proposal via the jobs.messiah.edu system. Summer hiring proposals are due no later than March 27, 2020. If you have any questions about summer student employment, please contact Belinda Conrad, ext. 2900 or bconrad@messiah.edu

Falcon Exchange check cashing changes

Effective January 1, 2020 the Falcon Exchange will no longer cash employee personal, 3rd party or business checks for cash back. Please utilize your financial institutions check cashing options for this service. Employees may continue to write personal checks to make tuition and other payments at the Falcon Exchange and to purchase Falcon Dollars. Please contact falconexchange@messiah.edu with any questions.

ETF Global Portfolio Challenge

Congratulations to Christian Valen (accounting major) and Matthew Sechrist (economics major) for finishing in the top 15 in the ETF Global Portfolio Challenge. The annual global investment competition spans the fall semester and draws participation from thousands of college students worldwide. Christian’s 21% portfolio return earned a 9th place finish while Matthew’s 17% return placed him in 14th.

Oakes Museum hours during finals week

The Oakes Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 16 and Tuesday, Dec. 17. Stop in over your lunch break for a change of scenery and to do some shopping. 20% off everything in the gift shop! Admission is always free for the Messiah community.

State Finalists in Innovation Challenge

Five Messiah College Department of Business students (Sarah Blessing, James Chopka, Courtney Hampton, Corinne Mahoney, and Noah Thomas) were state finalists in the Innovation Challenge, part of America250PA, a statewide initiative aimed at engaging Pennsylvanians in the commemoration and celebration of our nation’s upcoming 250th birthday. Messiah College’s integrated marketing communication (IMC) plan based on the concept “Keystone Stories” was very well-received at the state finale held in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 19. Professor of marketing David Hagenbuch led the team, which also received great support from Bill Althoff, production manager of College Press and Postal Services, and from professor of art Christine Forsythe.

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Job opportunities

The Department of Dining Services has a full time opportunity for a union cafe shift supervisor. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/16135. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

For sale

Moving sale. Craftsman mechanics 3 tier set, 19 drawers in all good shape, with working locks. Photos available. $250. Also panama jack outdoor bar with 2 stools and 8 built-in shelves $400. If interested contact: gblackbu@messiah.edu

Pickup truck for sale. Looking for a low cost pickup truck to haul mulch, to haul firewood, to keep tools in for your projects? 1991 Dodge Dakota pickup truck, extended cab, comes with cap on the bed. Automatic, 4X4, 6 cylinder. 144,000 miles, 6.5 ft. bed. Inspection good until September 2020. Last time the truck needed nothing. Newly renovated interior. Tires have plenty of life remaining. Starts right up every time. Upgraded four alloy wheels will come with the truck. New body mounts, new shocks, new transmission mounts. Must see to appreciate. First $1500 gets it! Contact Bill Strausbaugh at 717-433-1666 or ext. 5365 for pictures or an appointment to see the truck.

Sofa, love seat, 2 end tables and sofa table for sale. I am moving and would like to sell my living room set. 3 working recliners. Best offer, would need to pick up in York. Contact: kgrey@messiah.edu

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Whispering Pines Estate’s Christmas Wonderland

Whispering Pines Estate’s Christmas Wonderland, Dec. 12, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Dec. 13 and 14, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Christmas lights, musical entertainment, live animal nativity, Santa, kid’s crafts, hayrides and sleigh rides, and more. Cost for rides – a portion of proceeds will go to Global Partners for Peace and Development. Located at 767 Pinetown Road, Lewisberry. For more information contact Donna: dfink@messiah.edu

Fundraiser for Bike the US for MS

Biking for a Cause: Bike the US for MS the Big Loop Bicycle ride starting in St. Augustine FL on 4/21/20 and ends on 10/29/20. Minimum fundraising goal is $15,000. More information click here or email: biorfido@messiah.edu

 

December 5

December 5th, 2019 by INTERCOM

“…an angel of the Lord appeared to (Joseph) in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.”

Matthew 1:20

NEWS

The Messiah College Nutrition and Dietetics undergraduate DPD program won the School Spirit Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The award recognizes the program with the largest percentage of their enrolled students attending the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (the national conference for dietitians). The prize for winning this award included a private reception with the Academy President and Board of Directors and an invitation to attend the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Gala at the conference on Oct. 28 in Philadelphia.

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Jan Dormer has begun a three-year term as a Fulbright reviewer for English Teaching Assistant applications for Indonesia. She participated in this year’s Fulbright review meetings on Nov. 25 in New York City.

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Todd Goranson, professor of music, performed as baritone saxophonist with legendary Motown groups, The Temptations and the Four Tops, at the Modell Lyric Theater in Baltimore on Oct. 26. Both the Four Tops and Temptations have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In addition, Goranson presented a lecture titled, “Fight, Flight, or Freeze: Overcoming Performance Anxiety” at the University of North Dakota. During his guest residency at the University Of North Dakota Department Of Music, funded by an internal UND grant, Dr. Goranson also presented a saxophone master class and presented a solo recital on the Aurora Recital Series on Nov. 18.

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“Postcards from the Unknown” Nora Sturges Exhibition; Artist’s Talk and Reception

Please join us for the opening of “Postcards from the Unknown” Nora Sturges Exhibition, Dec. 6, – Jan. 29, 2020, Climenhaga Building, Aughinbaugh Art Gallery. The Artist’s Talk and Reception is Friday, Dec. 6, 4:15 p.m. in the Climenhaga Building, Aughinbaugh Art Gallery.

Nora Sturges: My paintings depict edges of human habitation— outposts in the wilderness of the arctic and overlooked margins of densely populated areas nearer home. The familiar landscapes examine both the practical and unplanned ways we transform our visual environment, while the arctic scenes offer evidence of our attempts to live in, understand and improve our world, set against the unknowable vastness of nature itself.

December Graduate Lunch

We will be honoring the December graduates at an informal, drop-in lunch with President Phipps on Monday, Dec. 16, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Martin Commons. This is a time to celebrate those students who have completed their coursework and will be leaving Messiah College. Come celebrate these students. Deadline to RSVP is Dec. 10. Please register at http://attend.com/decgrad19

Holiday Open House at the Oakes Museum

Visit the Oakes Museum of Natural History on Saturday Dec. 7 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. for our annual Holiday Open House! Make and take crafts, door prizes, a photo booth, free admission for everyone, sales in the museum gift shop, cookies and more make this a fun event for the whole family!

Christmas stamps

The Campus Post Office has a limited supply of Christmas stamps now available for sale. These are books of 20 for $11.

We have the following styles available:

  • Christmas wreaths
  • Birds of winter
  • Winter-berries

We reserve the right to limit the quantities purchased. They will be available on a first come, first served basis and when the supplies run out they will no longer be available through our post office. Cash, check or Falcon Dollars only. No debit or credit cards can be accepted.

Seeking singers for Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

Messiah College Choral Arts Society seeks singers for our spring 2020 season, which includes a performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra and an Opera Pops concert with the Messiah Symphony Orchestra. Faculty, staff, students and community members are welcome to participate. Auditions will take place on Dec. 10 and Jan. 14 from 6-8 p.m. at the High Center. Choral Arts Society rehearses on Tuesdays from 7:15-9:30 p.m. during the spring semester. Please email Joy Meade, director of choral activities, with your interest and to sign up for an audition jmeade@messiah.edu.

Holiday Gift Sale

Join us for a Holiday Gift Sale in the Eisenhower Commons that supports Ten Thousand Villages and the Collaboratory. Tuesday, Dec. 10 – Thursday, Dec. 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Sale features 100% fair trade items.

J-Term early arrivals

If, for any mandatory academic or co-curricular reason, you need students to return early to housing for J-term, please email housing@messiah.edu. Given the college’s limited staffing, requests can be made only for 1/6/20. Housing opens on 1/7/20 to our students. Please contact Housing ASAP with the student names, ID numbers, and the reason they need to return on the 6th. Thanks!

Farewell Reception

Please join us on Tuesday, Dec. 17, from 2:30-4 pm (brief remarks at 3) in Howe Atrium as we celebrate nearly 34 years of service for Sherri Wolgemuth. Sherri officially started working at Messiah in 1986 and has held many roles during her tenure, some of which include admissions, financial aid and communications secretary, assistant to the dean of enrollment management, UG systems administrator and ACS supervisor and undergraduate admissions systems coordinator. Her diligence, work ethic, attention to detail, and problem-solving have come through in all these positions. We appreciate the many systems she has implemented and reports she has built during her time with us. A memory book will be provided at the reception so that you can relate your well-wishes, memories and words of encouragement in writing. There will also be pages available ahead of time. Contact lbrantner@messiah.edu to request a memory book page. We look forward to seeing you there. Sherri‘s last day in the office will be Dec. 20.

What’s new at Murray Library?

Enjoy reading Murray Library’s December newsletter. Find out more about our recent CLUE event, current displays, Christmas resources, and more! View newsletter here.

Christmas music in the Library, Dec. 12 and 13

Get into the Christmas spirit as classes wind down! The Library will again be hosting live Christmas music and serving Christmas cookies, too! Back by popular demand, the Messiah College Guitar Ensemble directed by Prof. Randy Zwally will play on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 4:30 p.m. (for a recording to whet your appetite, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__bAO4bmjYw&feature=youtu.be).  Get a latte, enjoy some home baked cookies, feel the spirit! And new this year, we will also enjoy Christmas music by the Messiah Flute Ensemble on Dec.13, at 11:30 a.m. Bring your lunch, get a coffee and eat some Christmas cookies! Amid the hectic pace of Christmastime, allow yourself these lovely half hours of beautiful music (and some Christmas cookies!).

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Job opportunities

The Department of Dining Services has a full time opportunity for a union cafe shift supervisor. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/16135. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

For sale

Moving sale. Craftsman mechanics 3 tier set, 19 drawers in all good shape, with working locks. Photos available. $250. Also panama jack outdoor bar with 2 stools and 8 built-in shelves $400. If interested contact: gblackbu@messiah.edu

Pickup truck for sale. Looking for a low cost pickup truck to haul mulch, to haul firewood, to keep tools in for your projects? 1991 Dodge Dakota pickup truck, extended cab, comes with cap on the bed. Automatic, 4X4, 6 cylinder. 144,000 miles, 6.5 ft. bed. Inspection good until September 2020. Last time the truck needed nothing. Newly renovated interior. Tires have plenty of life remaining. Starts right up every time. Upgraded four alloy wheels will come with the truck. New body mounts, new shocks, new transmission mounts. Must see to appreciate. First $1500 gets it! Contact Bill Strausbaugh at 717-433-1666 or ext. 5365 for pictures or an appointment to see the truck.

Wanted

Children’s books. My son’s girlfriend is almost finished with college and will become a teacher. She’s looking for gently used books to start a student library. This is for elementary school age children. Once I have confirmation of the grade and age group I will let you know. If you have any books that you’d like to donate she would appreciate it. Feel free to contact me with questions: sportko@messiah.edu Thank you for considering this donation.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Whispering Pines Estate’s Christmas Wonderland

Whispering Pines Estate’s Christmas Wonderland, Dec. 12, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Dec. 13 and 14, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Christmas lights, musical entertainment, live animal nativity, Santa, kid’s crafts, hayrides and sleigh rides, and more. Cost for rides – a portion of proceeds will go to Global Partners for Peace and Development. Located at 767 Pinetown Road, Lewisberry. For more information contact Donna: dfink@messiah.edu

 

 

 

Nov. 28

November 28th, 2019 by INTERCOM

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

The INTERCOM will resume on Thursday, Dec. 5.