September 24, 2020

September 24th, 2020 by INTERCOM

Do everything in love.

Corinthians 16:14

NEWS

Dr. Kristen Slabaugh was selected to participate in the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) Mentoring Program for the 2020-2021 academic year. Each participant is paired with an experienced nurse practitioner (NP) leader and provided with opportunities to further develop leadership knowledge and skills associated with the NP educator role. Congratulations, Dr. Slabaugh!

Ted Davis, professor of the history of science, will do a Zoom talk for Dartmouth College students at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26. The presentation, “Swallowing a Modern Jonah: How Not to Defend Christian Faith,” is based on a research project he did 20 years ago that was featured on two BBC radio programs. Next month, he will do another event for the same audience. ZOOM ID = 992-9383-6782 and PASSWORD = 504957. The event is sponsored by The Dartmouth Apologia: A Journal of Christian Thought (https://www.dartmouthapologia.org/apologia/).

The scientific journal Diversity recently published a study by professor of biology and environmental science, Dr. Erik Lindquist, with research colleagues from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, University of Panama, University of the Andes (Colombia), and San Diego State University. Their research article, represents the first complete examination of species phylogenetics, geographic distribution and paleogeology related to the critically endangered harlequin frogs of Central America. Lindquist will be co-presenting their findings at the 1st International Electronic Conference on Biological Diversity, Ecology and Evolution in March 2021.

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Fall photo contest

The Oakes Museum, Office of Sustainability and Earthkeepers are sponsoring a Fall Photo Contest!

Categories:
– Wildlife
– Earthkeeping in practice
– Beauty in nature
– Beauty in the built environment

Deadline for submission is the last day of classes, Nov. 24 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Photos must be taken on the Grantham campus of Messiah University during the 2020 fall semester.

All winning photos will be displayed January – May 2021 in the Oakes Museum.

Prizes will be given to the grand prize winner for each category.

Everyone is invited to view the winners at an Open House on Feb. 25, 3-5 p.m.!

All entries must be sent digitally to oakesmuseum@messiah.edu, one submission/email.
– Please include the category for your submission.
– All files should be .jpg .tiff or .png.
– Editing images is only allowed for minor changes to exposure, color, sharpness or cropping. Conversion to black and white is also allowed. No other edits are allowed including but not limited to any removal or additions of features in the image.

Photos will be judged by representatives from both the Office of Sustainability and the Oakes Museum.

We reserve the right to withdraw an image from consideration if we believe it to have violated any of the above conditions.

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week (Sept. 28 – Oct. 2) is the annual celebration of the freedom to read. It spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. At Messiah’s Murray Library, we support our community’s freedom to read.

Starting Monday, Sept. 28, Murray Library is offering a fun matching game of quotes from classic, frequently challenged books. Match the quote to the book and submit your answers by Oct. 2 for a chance to win a free Cafe Diem drink. The dropbox is located right inside the entrance of the library.

Follow the library on social media to see the library staff’s favorite banned/challenged books! Facebook and Instagram: MUMurrayLibrary

“Antigone” opens Thursday, Oct. 1

Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to open our 2020-2021 Season with “Antigone,” which premieres Thursday, Oct. 1 and runs throughout the week to Wednesday, Oct. 7. Performances will be free and available for viewing on the Messiah Livestream!

“Antigone”
Written by Sophocles
Directed by Katie Anne Phykitt and Daniel Inouye

Brothers Polyneices and Eteocles died at each other’s sword. The newly appointed King Creon praises Eteocles as worthy of a burial with military honors but deems Polyneices a traitor to his country and decrees he shall be left unburied. Antigone is a fierce battle of wills between Antigone, who believes in loyalty to family and honor to the divine, and Creon, who believes in loyalty to the state and honor to the law. Antigone was written in roughly 441 BC, but its themes of fervent activism, feminism, political dissent, and justice make this play so relevant, it could have been written yesterday. This production places the action of the story in the present day and uses a modern lens to view an ancient story.

Performances are Oct. 1-3 & 5-7 @ 8 p.m., and Oct. 4 @ 3 p.m.

For access to this live streamed event, just visit us online at www.messiah.edu/SOTAlivestream to step into the theatre and enjoy the show. You can also follow us on social media to get more behind the scenes information on our cast and the production!

* Please note that this production contains some mature content (reference to suicide) and may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised. *

 

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FREE

Freezer (27×24, 36 deep), refrigerators, dining room set (table, chairs, buffet, china cabinet), bedroom set, assorted chairs, two living room couches (somewhat faded), garden tools (shoves, rakes, hedge clippers, weed whackers, etc.), 33-inch vinyl records (mainly pre-20th century music), laundry items (washer and dryer), kitchen stove. Other items available on inquiring.

Contact Morris and Leone Sider at:

Email: msider@messiah.edu or call: 717-766-7767 or 717-766-4

 

 

September 17

September 17th, 2020 by INTERCOM

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9

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Into the City (virtual) trip to California!

The Career and Professional Development Center is pleased to announce its virtual Into the City trip to California! During the second week of October we will be featuring online career chats with numerous alumni from the CA region. Please read below for a full schedule and additional information. We would appreciate your assistance in promoting these events to students (educators and staff are welcome to join in as well!)

ITC California Schedule of Events:
(please note: the password for all events is ITCVirtual)

Netflix – Monday, Oct. 5, 1 – 2 p.m.
Speaker: Ashli Aldrich ’04, program manager, talent mobility at Netflix
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_z7YpLkxbRbSLLgDTLkBYLA

“California Dreamin’ – What its really like to live and work on the Golden Coast” – Monday, Oct. 5, 3– 4p.m.
Panelists: TBD
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pouLJ3oSQnWB_bRu0ewRyw

PFM Asset Management – Tuesday, Oct. 6, noon – 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Lesley Murphy ’05, senior managing consultant
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZZrn-vBPQOqaHhN5L5944g

Google – Tuesday, Oct. 6, 4 – 5 p.m.
Speaker: Kevin Gin ’07, software engineer
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_srmy1BADSmWGbguHziJ4SA

Levi – Wednesday, Oct. 7, noon – 1 p.m.
Speaker: Tim Murphy ’05, director of brand operations
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KQYALeSxTpmwicspnzkONA

LinkedIn – Wednesday, Oct. 7, 4 – 5 p.m.
Speaker: Elizabeth Gin ’08, senior user experience researcher
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_47_5cIFuQqyNBrmTGvkutQ

Disney – Thursday, Oct. 8, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Speaker: Leah Pendorf ’11, consumer insight manager at Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qsRxbK75SsGnaFy4dydwjw

“Attending Graduate School in California” – Friday, Oct. 9, noon – 1 p.m.
Panelists:
Phoebe Chua ’16, Ph.D. Candidate in Informatics, UC Irvine
Anna Love ’16, Ph.D. Candidate in Chemistry, UC Irvine
Sarah Kistler ‘17, MA in Education, Azusa Pacific University
Elliot Rossomme ’17, Ph.D. Candidate in Physical Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yX1Fx_qaRwC5Nu9No8NYFw

“Working for Big Tech in the Silicon Valley” – Friday, Oct. 9th, 4 – 5 p.m.
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UsbNV2KYSnSgaDhg5HS2qw

PROGRAM BENEFITS:
• Gain an inside perspective on many key organizations in CA
• Network with notable Messiah alumni
• Understand what it is like to live and work in CA
• Learn more about various job and internship options in the CA region

Visit https://www.messiah.edu/info/23069/upcoming_events for more information and to register for all online ITC California sessions.

Windows update and activation errors for remote users

While working remotely for an extended period of time, you may get a Microsoft Activation Error or an error regarding missing Windows updates. To resolve this, please connect to Open VPN and work while connected for a day. This should resolve the issue. If it does not, please email helpdesk@messiah.edu for further assistance.

Work-study/inactive computers

Please power on all work-study and other inactive computers. Since these computers have not been in use for an extended period of time, they will be slower than usual while updates are being done. Updates will happen automatically on the computers. If there are any issues, please contact the Helpdesk at helpdesk@messiah.edu or ext. 4444.

Mass email communications for graduate students

A new email group has been added to the Mass Email system called All On-Campus Graduate Students. When sending out mass emails that include graduate students, please consider whether the communication should go to All Graduate Students (of which the majority take all coursework online) or if it should only go to graduate students who have coursework at Winding Hill.

Weekly Trivia

Trivia! Think you know your stuff? Look for our weekly trivia question about Messiah University every Monday morning. The trivia box is located right inside the library doors so submit your answer and you could win a free Cafe Diem beverage. All entries this semester will be submitted for some awesome MU swag!

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Job opportunities

The Dining Services department has an opening for a full-time sous chef. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17451. Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Facility Services has an opening for a general maintenance mechanic, 2nd shift. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17337. Job-related questions may be directed to Brian Miller, facility maintenance manager, at bemiller@messiah.edu.

The Dining Services department has an opening for a full-time restaurant operations manager. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17803. Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

For sale

Tools–Delta 10″ miter saw, $50; DeWalt circular saw, $40; ROLA roof rack for Mazda CX5, $150. Please contact Dan Schmidt if interested: dschmidt@messiah.edu

Three window air conditioner units for sale. Used but work well. We are moving to central air and no longer need the units. $25 each. 1) Frigidaire 10,000BTU. 2) Frigidaire 5,000 BTU. 3) Haier 5,200BTU. Contact Beth Transue, btransue@messiah.edu

FREE

Freezer (27×24, 36 deep), refrigerators, dining room set (table, chairs, buffet, china cabinet), bedroom set, assorted chairs, two living room couches (somewhat faded), garden tools (shoves, rakes, hedge clippers, weed whackers, etc.), 33-inch vinyl records (mainly pre-20th century music), laundry items (washer and dryer), kitchen stove. Other items available on inquiring.

Contact Morris and Leone Sider at:

Email: msider@messiah.edu or call: 717-766-7767 or 717-766-4754

 

 

 

 

 

September 10,

September 10th, 2020 by INTERCOM

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Ephesians 2:10

NEWS

Congratulations to assistant professor of Computer and Information Science Dr. Devi Suberi for his selection to participate in a virtual course on science, Christianity and society in 2020-21. This initiative, sponsored by Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford (SCIO), a UK subsidiary of the CCCU, is funded by the John Templeton Foundation and includes 8 pre-tenured faculty who will engage with leading scholars including Peter Harrison, Elaine Ecklund, Philip Clayton, Tremper Longman, Benno van den Toren, and Sarah Lane Ritchie to examine the larger social and cultural contexts within which science is located, and to reflect on specific intersections between science and those contexts.

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Last spring Scott Kieffer had 2 student-led research projects accepted for poster presentations at the Experimental Biology Conference. Josh Beiler submitted his ongoing research entitled The Effect of Caffeine and 1976T>C (ADORA2A) Genetic Variants on Anaerobic Performance during a 30-Second Wingate Test and Roise Hartman submitted a study entitled The Effects of an Acute Bout of Controlled Breathing on Short-Term Heart Rate Variability. Although the conference was cancelled, the students work was posted at the virtual conference and their abstracts were published in the FASEB Journal. Michael Shin was also a lead author on the caffeine and genetics study.

In addition, Scott’s research mentee, Caleb Smith, was awarded a 2019 American Physiological Association Summer Research Fellowship to conduct research in a mentorship program at Hershey Medical Center. His research from the program entitled Astroglial Regulation of Caloric Intake Following Acute High-Fat Diet Exposure was also presented at the Experimental Biology Conference and was awarded one of the outstanding undergraduate research awards.

Experimental Biology is an interdisciplinary scientific conference that routinely hosts 12,000+ attendees from over 50 countries.

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Climenhaga Homestead

In an effort to limit public access to campus facilities, the Climenhaga Homestead guest rooms and conference spaces will be closed until further notice.

Personnel updates in enrollment management

The Division of Enrollment Management is excited to announce the addition of the following new employees:

The Office of Financial Aid is pleased to welcome Lori McGill Sarago as a financial aid counselor. Lori, a Messiah alum who began her new job on June 29,  replaces Ryan Hannigan, who has retired. Lori comes to our office with a variety of work experience in higher education having spent approximately the last nine years providing both admissions and financial aid services to students through several third-party organizations such as Emerge Education.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions welcomes TyJon (TJ) Culclasure and Chad Muise as our two new admissions counselors filling roles vacated by Rachael Haqq and Randy Ness. TJ graduated from Messiah in 2019 with a degree in ethnic and area studies, having also served as a resident assistant. Chad graduated with a B.A. in communication degree from Houghton College, worked there and at Tyndale University as an admissions counselor, and just finished serving as graduate assistant in athletics with our baseball team as he completed his M.A. in higher education from Messiah. Chad will also be serving Admissions as the liaison to the Department of Athletics and the School of Humanities.

The Office of Admissions is pleased to report the following promotions: Nate Litman has been promoted to assistant director of admissions and will serve as the admissions liaison to The Messiah University Honors Program. Congratulations to Kristin Thomas in her promotion to associate director of admissions, visit and event programming and Molly Janczyk in her promotions to associate director of admissions.

EM is sad to announce the departure of associate vice president for enrollment management, Sarah Wade, after nearly twelve years of dedicated service over two appointments from 2001-2005 and 2013-2020. Her commitment and passion for Messiah has been evident in the leadership she has shown in our division and on many task forces across campus. We wish her the best as she pursues a new career opportunity with VEMO Education.

Mass email communications for graduate students

A new email group has been added to the Mass Email system called All On-Campus Graduate Students. When sending out mass emails that include graduate students, please consider whether the communication should go to All Graduate Students (of which the majority take all coursework online) or if it should only go to graduate students who have coursework at Winding Hill.

CLASSIFIEDS

For sale

New ZVerse 3D Face Shield for sale, assembled but not used. Asking price is what I paid: $32 (shield cost + shipping). Please contact Doug Curry at dcurry1@messiah.edu if you are interested.

Tools–Delta 10″ miter saw, $50; DeWalt circular saw, $40; ROLA roof rack for Mazda CX5, $150. Please contact Dan Schmidt if interested: dschmidt@messiah.edu

For rent

3-4 bedroom, 1.5 bath half house at 810 Grantham Rd in Grantham available Nov. 1. Dale Fogelsanger, dfogelsa@messiah.edu, 717-623-0735

FREE

Four draw filing cabinet; sage color. Cabinet is empty and ready to go. Please email me if interested: cperrin@messiah.edu, Boyer 2020.

SEPT. 3

September 3rd, 2020 by INTERCOM

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,
though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;
though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.
God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved;
God will help it when the morning dawns.
The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.

– From Psalm 46

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Windows update and activation errors for remote users

While working remotely for an extended period of time, you may get a Microsoft Activation Error or an error regarding missing Windows updates. To resolve this, please connect to OpenVPN and work while connected for a day. This should resolve the issue. If it does not, please email helpdesk@messiah.edu for further assistance.

ROOM RESERVATIONS

Prior to making a room reservation, please be sure to read the “Events at Messiah University” section of the return plan.

A few important notes to remember from the plan:

All meetings and events are encouraged to be virtual whenever possible. To request a room reservation, you must provide a rationale for why the event must be held in-person.

Updated room capacities may be found in EMS. You may not exceed this capacity.

Rooms must be taken as-is. Due to classes being held in non-traditional spaces and the need to maintain the integrity of social distancing, we cannot adjust the furniture.

No guests are allowed to attend events on campus.

Be aware of the additional requirements surrounding accessibility and copyright outlined in the linked plan.

Indoor events are limited to 25 people in a space. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 250 people.

WHAT IS EMS?

EMS (Event Management Systems) is the university’s scheduling software. By using EMS you can make the reservation much faster, see which vehicles and rooms are available for any date and time, place a “hold” on the vehicle or location, answer the required COVID-related questions, and provide verification of approval. Conference Service can usually begin the approval process the same day as the request is made, and will give final approval to your request within a day or two. At this time, individual students are not permitted to have an EMS account. However, if they belong to a recognized student group, that group may have or establish an account.

CREATING AN EMS ACCOUNT

Setting up your EMS account is a simple two-step process:

STEP 1

  • On the Internet, log onto http://ems.messiah.edu/emswebapp/ . This will bring you to the Campus Schedule page.
  • For “User Id” and “Password”, use your normal credentials, (if you are setting up an account for your group, use your group’s “User Id and “Password”) then click on “Login”. You’ve just created your account. You should see your status as Pending and needing approval from an administrator (Conference Services).
  • At this point, you can exit the website.
  • Send an email to our office at roomres@messiah.edu to let us know that you have completed STEP 1.

STEP 2

  • When we receive your email, we will configure your account and send an email back to you with your next set of instructions. Please note that this may take a day or two, but once this is complete, your account will be ready to use.

Thank you for allowing us to help you process your vehicle and room reservations more efficiently and effectively. We are looking forward to serving the campus this semester.

Employee Wellness at Messiah

Employee Wellness has a range of exciting initiatives planned for this fall semester. Starting Sept. 7 we are going to launch “Six Weeks to Move More.” Each week will come with some background, education, tips and then a report-in challenge. Each week you participate enters you to win a new pair of Under Armour sneakers! Like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MessiahUEmployeeWellness/ to sign up!

Engle Center counselor interviewed for podcast

Engle Center Counselor Aubrey Kleinfeld was interviewed for the Aug. 26 episode of the InterVarsity podcast, “All Shall Be Well.” Aubrey was interviewed by Master’s in Counseling graduate Caroline Triscik, who also served as an Engle Center counseling intern in the 2019-2020 school year. Aubrey’s interview focused on the counseling needs of college students in the age of COVID, and is a must-listen for all of us who are working with our students this year. Access the recording here: http://thewell.intervarsity.org/podcasts/aubrey-kleinfeld-supporting-student-mental-health, or wherever you get podcasts.

Climenhaga Homestead

In an effort to limit public access to campus facilities, the Climenhaga Homestead guest rooms and conference spaces will be closed until further notice.

Murray Library’s September 2020 newsletter

What’s New at the Library? Meet the newest member of the Murray team, read about our current exhibits, hear from the director, and more! View our newsletter here.

Personnel updates in enrollment management

The Division of Enrollment Management is excited to announce the addition of the following new employees:

The Office of Financial Aid is pleased to welcome Lori McGill Sarago as a financial aid counselor. Lori, a Messiah alum who began her new job on June 29, replaces Ryan Hannigan, who has retired. Lori comes to our office with a variety of work experience in higher education having spent approximately the last nine years providing both admissions and financial aid services to students through several third-party organizations such as Emerge Education.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions welcomes TyJon (TJ) Culclasure and Chad Muise as our two new admissions counselors filling roles vacated by Rachael Haqq and Randy Ness. TJ graduated from Messiah in 2019 with a degree in ethnic and area studies, having also served as a resident assistant. Chad graduated with a B.A. in communication degree from Houghton College, worked there and at Tyndale University as an admissions counselor, and just finished serving as graduate assistant in athletics with our baseball team as he completed his M.A. in higher education from Messiah. Chad will also be serving Admissions as the liaison to the Department of Athletics and the School of Humanities.

The Office of Admissions is pleased to report the following promotions: Nate Litman has been promoted to assistant director of admissions and will serve as the admissions liaison to The Messiah University Honors Program. Congratulations to Kristin Thomas in her promotion to associate director of admissions, visit and event programming and Molly Janczyk in her promotions to associate director of admissions.

EM is sad to announce the departure of associate vice president for enrollment management, Sarah Wade, after nearly twelve years of dedicated service over two appointments from 2001-2005 and 2013-2020. Her commitment and passion for Messiah has been evident in the leadership she has shown in our division and on many task forces across campus. We wish her the best as she pursues a new career opportunity with VEMO Education.

CPDC announces their fall schedule of virtual events

The Career and Professional Development Center is pleased to announce its schedule of fall 2020 virtual events. Please visit https://www.messiah.edu/info/23069/upcoming_events for more details and to register. We would appreciate your assistance in promoting these events to students (all staff and educators are welcome to attend as well!).

Applying to Graduate School Webinar – Friday, Sept. 25, 3 – 4 p.m.

Virtual Graduate School Fair –Wednesday, Sept. 30, noon – 3 p.m.

ITC California Virtual Sessions:
Netflix– Monday, Oct. 5, 1 – 2 p.m.
“California Dreamin’ – What its really like to live & work on the Golden Coast – Mon, Oct. 5,             3 – 4 p.m.
FM Asset Management – Tuesday, October 6, noon – p.m.
Google – Tuesday, Oct. 6, 4 – 5 p.m.
Levi – Wednesday, Oct. 7, noon – 1 p.m.
LinkedIn – Wednesday, Oct. 7, 4 – 5 p.m.
Disney – Thursday Oct. 8, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
“Attending Graduate School in California” – Friday, Oct. 9, noon – 1 p.m.
“Working for Big Tech in the Silicon Valley” – Friday, Oct. 9, 4 – 5 p.m.

“Pursuing Careers in Applied Health” Virtual Alumni Panel – Tuesday, Oct. 20, 7 – 8 p.m.

Virtual Career Chat with Merck – Friday, Oct. 23, 3 – 4 p.m.

Virtual Internship & Career Expo – Wednesday, Nov. 4, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Careers in the Sports Industry Webinar – Wednesday, Nov. 11, 4 – 5 p.m.

Virtual Career Chat with Greater Than Me Sports Ministry – Monday, Nov. 16, 4 – 5 p.m.

Work-study/inactive computers

Please power on all work-study and other inactive computers. Since these computers have not been in use for an extended period of time, they will be slower than usual while updates are being done. Updates will happen automatically on the computers. If there are any issues, please contact the Helpdesk at helpdesk@messiah.edu or ext. 4444.

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Job opportunities:

The Dining Services department has an opening for a full-time sous chef. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17451. Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

The Grounds Services department has openings for part-time seasonal groundskeepers. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17678. Job related questions can be directed to Mark Graybill, grounds services manager, at mgraybill@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/17644. Job-related questions may be directed to Cindy Burger, director of safety at cburger@messiah.edu.

The Dining Services department has an opening for a full-time catering supervisor. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17712. Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

For sale:

New ZVerse 3D Face Shield for sale, assembled but not used. Asking price is what I paid: $32 (shield cost + shipping). Please contact Doug Curry at dcurry1@messiah.edu if you are interested.

12,000 LB automobile life for sale. Messiah University is selling a 12,000 lb. vehicle lift. The lift is in excellent condition. It will need to be taken apart for transport. The lift is fully operational, but is being sold “as is” with no warranty. Contact Brad Markley: bmarkley@messiah.edu.

For rent:

3-4 bedroom, 1.5 bath half house at 810 Grantham Rd in Grantham available Nov. 1. Dale Fogelsanger, dfogelsa@messiah.edu, 717-623-0735

 

August 27

August 27th, 2020 by INTERCOM

That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions,

In difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Corinthians 10:12

 

NEWS

This past spring, Messiah’s capstone marketing class, Marketing Management and Strategy, taught by professor of marketing David Hagenbuch, won second place in the 2020 Marketing Plan Competition sponsored by the Pittsburgh chapter of the American Marketing Association. The ‘live case’ focused on United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s need to gain more Gen Z and Millennial donors.

Other teams participating in the annual competition include schools such as the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, Robert Morris University, and West Virginia University. Marketing professionals judge the schools’ written marketing plans. Last year, Messiah took first place in the competition. Messiah University is the only school to place in the top three each of the last three years.

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Chat with a librarian!

Murray Library offers an instant message, chat tool located on our library webpages to help you get the answers you’re seeking.  Click the green button in the bottom, right corner to get started.  Receive friendly and helpful librarian assistance in about a minute.  There are no silly questions, so ask away!

Live chat hours during Fall 2020:

Sunday: 7-9 p.m.

Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m.

Room and Vehicle reservation process

Due to COVID19 restrictions and requirements, Conference & Event Services is no longer able to process

vehicle reservations or room reservations via email, phone or walk-up requests. Therefore, Messiah vehicle

and room requests must be processed through an EMS account.

VEHICLE RESERVATIONS

Prior to making a vehicle reservation, please be sure to read the “Managing Institutional Travel” section of

The Bridge to Reopen Messiah website.

A few important notes to remember from the plan:

All travel will require prior approval from the President, employee’s vice president, or Provost’s Cabinetlevel

supervisor (dean, vice-provost, associate provost, provost).

Information related to J-term and spring semester travel will be communicated in the future.

Due to social distancing requirements, please note the maximum capacity when using Messiah vehicles:

Vans – up to 5 persons (1 person per row. Removing any row(s) of seats decreases this number);

Mini-Vans – 3 persons; Cars – 2 persons.

 

ROOM RESERVATIONS

Prior to making a room reservation, please be sure to read the “Events at Messiah University” section of the

return plan.

A few important notes to remember from the plan:

All meetings and events are encouraged to be virtual whenever possible. To request a room reservation,

you must provide a rationale for why the event must be held in-person.

Updated room capacities may be found in EMS. You may not exceed this capacity.

Rooms must be taken as-is. Due to classes being held in non-traditional spaces and the need to maintain

the integrity of social distancing, we cannot adjust the furniture.

No guests are allowed to attend events on campus.

Be aware of the additional requirements surrounding accessibility and copyright outlined in the linked

plan.

Indoor events are limited to 25 people in a space. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 250 people.

WHAT IS EMS?

EMS (Event Management Systems) is the university’s scheduling software. By using EMS you can make the reservation much faster, see which vehicles and rooms are available for any date and time, place a “hold” on the vehicle or location, answer the required COVID-related questions, and provide verification of approval. Conference Service can usually begin the approval process the same day as the request is made, and will give final approval to your request within a day or two. At this time, individual students are not permitted to have an EMS account. However, if they belong to a recognized student group, that group may have or establish an account.

CREATING AN EMS ACCOUNT

Setting up your EMS account is a simple two-step process:

STEP 1

 On the Internet, log onto http://ems.messiah.edu/emswebapp/ . This will bring you to the Campus

Schedule page.

 For “User Id” and “Password”, use your normal credentials, (if you are setting up an account for your

group, use your group’s “User Id and “Password”) then click on “Login”. You’ve just created your

account. You should see your status as Pending and needing approval from an administrator

(Conference Services).

 At this point, you can exit the website.

 Send an email to our office at roomres@messiah.edu to let us know that you have completed STEP 1.

STEP 2

 When we receive your email, we will configure your account and send an email back to you with your

next set of instructions. Please note that this may take a day or two, but once this is complete, your account will be ready to use.

Thank you for allowing us to help you process your vehicle and room reservations more efficiently and effectively. We are looking forward to serving the campus this semester.

A warm “Welcome Back” from Murray Library!

Murray Library opens this fall semester with a new “grand” front entrance. It includes a larger entrance area with two diagonal stairways and a center section for step seating. Enjoy!

A few things to know:

Our Fall Hours are:
• Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
• Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                      • Saturday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
• Sunday: 3 – 11 p.m.

Items to Return: Please use the outdoor book-drop to return all library materials. It is now open 24/7 for your convenience. All materials are quarantined for 3 days before re-shelving.
Seating: We are happy to provide 260 socially-distanced seating of all types on both levels. Please use any location marked with a green check-mark sign, and avoid red “X” sign locations.
Sanitizing Stations: Please use the spray bottles (disinfectant) to moisten paper towels to assure that any space you plan to use is properly cleaned prior to use. Sanitizing Stations are located on both levels.
Self-Check-out: To provide “contact-less” check-out, we are happy to provide a station at the Circulation Desk with easy instructions for swiping your ID card, scanning the item you wish to check out, desensitizing the item, and receiving a printout of the due date. A desk attendant is there to assist you as needed.

View photos of library spaces here.

And one final piece of good news – Cafe Diem will be open! Have a great semester!

Linda Poston, director of Murray Library

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Job opportunities

Facility Services has an opening for a general maintenance mechanic, 2nd shift. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17337. Job-related questions may be directed to Brian Miller, facility maintenance manager, at bemiller@messiah.edu. 

For sale

12,000 LB automobile life for sale. Messiah University is selling a 12,000 lb. vehicle lift. The lift is in excellent condition. It will need to be taken apart for transport. The lift is fully operational, but is being sold “as is” with no warranty. Contact Brad Markley: bmarkley@messiah.edu.

Wanted

Used 4 wheel drive vehicle. Looking for a used 4 wheel drive vehicle for teenage son. If anyone is looking to sell or knows someone who is, please email me at hnegley@messiah.edu or call me at x2080.

 

August 20

August 20th, 2020 by INTERCOM

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,

because you know that the testing of the faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its works

so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

James 1:2-4

NEWS

Please join me in wishing Linda Nye all the best in her new career! In response to the University’s Strategic Plan, Linda has successfully created and implemented a new and profitable revenue stream for Messiah University by increasing our offsite catering business by over 50% annually. Since 2008, Linda’s dedicated servant leadership and operational vision has been instrumental and vital in elevating our catering services program. Kenji Kanazawa has been promoted to the catering manager position in Dining Services and we look forward to his leadership and continued development of our catering department. Congratulations to both!

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Congratulations to Philip Tan, assistant professor of engineering, and his wife, Julia, on the arrival of their first child, Joel Trevelyan Tan, on Aug. 5. Joel weighed 7 lbs., 5 oz. and was 19.5 inches.

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Registrar’s Office welcomes new employees

The Registrar’s Office welcomed two new employees this summer – Olivia Warner, records and registration assistant; and Ed Wichrowski, senior associate registrar for the School of Graduate Studies.

Olivia’s first day at Messiah was July 6. Her office is located in Old Main Registrar’s Office. Olivia graduated from Geneva College this past May with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Languages, Biblical Studies and Linguistics.

Ed’s first day at Messiah was Aug. 3. His office is located in the administrative suite at Winding Hill. Ed comes to Messiah with 10 years of Enrollment Management and Registrar’s Office experience at Eastern Nazarene College.

Please introduce yourself to these new members of the Messiah University Community.

Finance major added to CMT Academic Partner Program

The Department of Business is pleased to announce that the finance major has been accepted by the Chartered Market Technicians (CMT) Association as part of its Academic Partner Program. The CMT credential is the preeminent, global designation for practitioners of technical analysis and Institutions in the Academic Partner Program demonstrate academic excellence in the teaching of behavioral finance to portfolio management and other key aspects of technical analysis. Students in the finance major will receive scholarships to take the CMT exams and will now have the ability to pursue both their CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and CMT charters. The principal contact for this program is Dwayne Safer, CFA, CAIA.

New graduate assistants at Messiah and Partner Institutions

The Graduate Program in Higher Education is pleased to welcome 11 new graduate assistants for the 2020-2021 academic year both on the Messiah University campus and at partner institutions. Graduate assistantships offer graduate students the opportunity to put the educational theories gained through classroom instruction into professional practice through supervised, real-world experience. Our graduate assistantship program aims to provide an innovative and cost-efficient way to advance departmental and university-wide goals and objectives.

Please join us and our collaborating departments in welcoming the following to the Messiah University community:  Brody Beiler, graduate assistant for academic success; Gage Bley, graduate assistant for baseball; Matt Bur, graduate assistant for student success and retention; Liam Dole, graduate assistant for athletics communication; Emily Farwell, graduate assistant for women’s volleyball; Taylor Forbes, graduate assistant for intercultural programs; Alexa Glatfelter, graduate assistant for campus wellness and recreation; Lila Goodhile, graduate assistant for assessment of student learning; Shannon Rogers, graduate assistant for academic advising; Leah Springer, graduate assistant for student involvement and leadership; and Elisa Warren, graduate assistant for AROMA.

They join five returning graduate assistants to the Messiah campus, who will complete their degree program and GA positions this year. Arkél Brown, graduate assistant for women’s basketball and athletic diversity; Alex Kipp, graduate assistant for men’s basketball; Kimberly López, graduate assistant for the Agapé Center; Michael Pagano, graduate assistant for athletics communication; and Ryan Speer, graduate assistant for cross country/track and field.

In addition, four of our students in the Graduate Program in Higher Education have been placed as graduate assistants at partner institutions: Karly Bliley, graduate assistant in Residence Life at Bluffton University; Anthony Powe, graduate assistant in Residence Life at Catawba College; Taylor Wiederrecht, graduate assistant for cross country/track and field at Houghton College; and Zachary Shilvock, graduate assistant for tennis at Houghton College.

They join two returning Graduate Assistants at partner institutions: Maggie Bolden, graduate assistant in Residence Life at Gonzaga University; and Malissa Giannetti, graduate assistant in Residence Life at Catawba College.

Welcome back from the Office of Academic Accessibility

The Office of Academic Accessibility, formerly known as the Office of Disability Services, would like to offer you a warm welcome back for the fall semester. As many of you may know, there have been conversations through recent years regarding an update to the name of our office to better and more positively reflect its mission. Our dedication to our goals of strong student support through practical, caring encouragement, academic coaching, and personal advocacy has only deepened in recent months, and we are excited to continue serving our students and cultivating our relationships with all of you during the upcoming year. We cordially invite you to reach out to the Office of Academic Accessibility (OAA) with any questions you may have about academic accommodations and student support. As always, we look forward to working with you to help our students reach their full potential while attending Messiah University. ~ Amy Slody, Tony Devine, Deana Baddorf, and Brody Beiler, OAA graduate assistant (You can email us at oaa@messiah.edu.)

State of the University Address

The inaugural State of the University address will be delivered by President Kim Phipps via livestream on Thursday, Aug. 27 at 9:30 a.m. during the regularly scheduled Chapel time. All faculty and staff are warmly invited to tune in by visiting the livestream link at the President’s Office website. As per usual, the written transcript of the President’s address and the accompanying presentation, including a new companion document to the address, will be posted in the days just following the speech for your reference. Thank you for making time in your schedule for this important message and the start of our new year together!

Community pastor announcement

As we consider Christian faith formation and discipleship on campus in 2020/21, Doug Curry and Mina Choi will be giving leadership to a variety of programs and opportunities for students. Since large gatherings will not be possible, the chapel requirement will be waived. Yet, in order to maintain spiritual vitality on campus, Campus Ministries plans to offer the following programs and resources to encourage personal and communal spiritual disciplines:

1. Each Tuesday the Campus Ministries team will launch an online chapel experience, on Thursday a podcast with community members reflecting on the chapel message will launch and during chapel time several online six-week chapel series options will continue to be offered. Each Monday President Phipps will provide a devotional for the community, on Wednesday student ministry leaders will provide a devotional, and on Friday the devotional will be expressed through the arts. Be sure to check your weekly email for links to these offerings.

2. Life Groups, Bible study groups, and prayer ministries will be offered – both in-person and virtually – by student ministry leaders from Men’s Ministry, Women’s Ministry, Prayer Outreach Team, and the Logos Ministry Team. These discipleship-based ministries will forge intentional relationships with spiritual accountability, and nurture our students to grow in Biblical literacy and spiritual formation. Students will have the option to sign up for any of these groups individually, or by Residence Hall/Apartment floors to be led and mentored by Student Ministries leaders.

3. Campus Ministries will craft a resource center within FalconLink to provide further discipleship and Christian faith formation resources. This resource center will provide tools for student leaders, employees, and students seeking to explore pathways for continued growth and/or mentoring, and for community members to express prayer concerns and requests for pastoral counseling.

4. Students will be encouraged to get involved with local churches that verify compliance with the University’s risk reduction measures and health practices. This listing will also include streaming options for which our students can participate remotely. Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate church bus or van transportation at this time so students will need to coordinate their own transportation. This information has been communicated to local congregations.

In addition, in the absence of a Campus Pastor this year, Stephen Gallaher has agreed to fulfill a one year temporary position as community pastor, primarily serving the spiritual needs of employees. In this role he will…

-Provide regular times of prayer and short devotional for employees. This will be delivered virtually.
-Provide time and space for individual meetings with employees who seek pastoral care. [Email – CommunityPastor@messiah.edu]
-Work with supervisors and deans to provide encouragement and support for employees

Randall Basinger, provost

Mosaic Success!

We’re celebrating 22,000 downloads from MOSAIC, Messiah’s Institutional Repository!  In just over a year since its debut, scholarly and creative content has been used in 163 countries.  The collection includes over 1,800 works of text, images, and videos created by Messiah’s outstanding educators and students. Email mosaic@messiah.edu to get involved and learn more.

PA Student Employee of the Year

Back in April, Rebecca Lauver ’20 was announced as Pennsylvania’s Student Employee of the Year! Rebecca (biology major) served for two years as the biodiversity coordinator in the Office of Sustainability where she managed a multi-year reforestation project planting more than 600 trees in partnership with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. Her award-winning work helped secure a job with the Alliance for the Chesapeake where she will carry out her passion and skillset in conservation around central Pennsylvania. Many thanks to the Student Employment team for selecting Rebecca and the Office of Sustainability to represent Messiah.

Into the City (virtual) trip to California!

The Career and Professional Development Center is pleased to announce its virtual Into the City trip to California! During the second week of October we will be featuring online career chats with numerous alumni from the CA region. Please read below for a full schedule and additional information. We would appreciate your assistance in promoting these events to students (educators and staff are welcome to join in as well!)

ITC California Schedule of Events:
(please note: the password for all events is ITCVirtual)

Netflix – Monday, Oct. 5, 1 – 2 p.m.
Speaker: Ashli Aldrich ’04, program manager, talent mobility at Netflix
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_z7YpLkxbRbSLLgDTLkBYLA

“California Dreamin’ – What its really like to live and work on the Golden Coast” – Monday, Oct. 5, 3– 4p.m.
Panelists: TBD
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pouLJ3oSQnWB_bRu0ewRyw

PFM Asset Management – Tuesday, Oct. 6, noon – 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Lesley Murphy ’05, senior managing consultant
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZZrn-vBPQOqaHhN5L5944g

Google – Tuesday, Oct. 6, 4 – 5 p.m.
Speaker: Kevin Gin ’07, software engineer
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_srmy1BADSmWGbguHziJ4SA

Levi – Wednesday, Oct. 7, noon – 1 p.m.
Speaker: Tim Murphy ’05, director of brand operations
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KQYALeSxTpmwicspnzkONA

LinkedIn – Wednesday, Oct. 7, 4 – 5 p.m.
Speaker: Elizabeth Gin ’08, senior user experience researcher
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_47_5cIFuQqyNBrmTGvkutQ

Disney – Thursday, Oct. 8, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Speaker: Leah Pendorf ’11, consumer insight manager at Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qsRxbK75SsGnaFy4dydwjw

“Attending Graduate School in California” – Friday, Oct. 9, noon – 1 p.m.
Panelists:
Phoebe Chua ’16, Ph.D. Candidate in Informatics, UC Irvine
Anna Love ’16, Ph.D. Candidate in Chemistry, UC Irvine
Sarah Kistler ‘17, MA in Education, Azusa Pacific University
Elliot Rossomme ’17, Ph.D. Candidate in Physical Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yX1Fx_qaRwC5Nu9No8NYFw

“Working for Big Tech in the Silicon Valley” – Friday, Oct. 9th, 4 – 5 p.m.
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UsbNV2KYSnSgaDhg5HS2qw

PROGRAM BENEFITS:
• Gain an inside perspective on many key organizations in CA
• Network with notable Messiah alumni
• Understand what it is like to live and work in CA
• Learn more about various job and internship options in the CA region

Visit https://www.messiah.edu/info/23069/upcoming_events for more information and to register for all online ITC California sessions.

Windows update and activation errors for remote users

While working remotely for an extended period of time, you may get a Microsoft Activation Error or an error regarding missing Windows updates. To resolve this, please connect to OpenVPN and work while connected for a day. This should resolve the issue. If it does not, please email helpdesk@messiah.edu for further assistance.

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Job opportunities

The Department of Facility Services has multiple openings for campus events workers. See the attached flyer for more information. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, assistant manager, campus events central and residence halls.

Messiah University is hiring! Full-time, part-time and temporary positions are currently available. Do you know someone who would make an excellent employee? The employee referral program provides a $300 bonus for employees who provide referral assistance that leads to the successful hiring of qualified staff, administration or full-time faculty. Please visit jobs.messiah.edu for a list of current job openings and to apply.

For sale

Thule Voyager 976 trunk mounted bike rack, fits most minivans, sedans, and SUVs. Holds 3 bikes. Excellent condition, with original user manual. $45. Contact Ted Davis (tdavis@messiah.edu).

“Book Sale on a Porch: Pay what you will”

On Saturday August 21and Sunday August 22, a number of books will be available to choose from on Lucas Sheaffer’s front porch. No prices, just pay what you will in the bucket. Address is 718 W Siddonsburg Road, Dillsburg, PA, 17019.

WANTED:

Used 4-wheel drive vehicle. Looking for a used 4-wheel drive vehicle for my teenage son. If anyone is looking to sell or knows someone who is, please email me at hnegley@messiah.edu or call me at ext. 2080.

 

August 13

August 13th, 2020 by INTERCOM

“Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”

Matthew 6:34

 

NEWS

Congratulations to Dr. Harold Underwood, associate professor of engineering, his paper titled “Circuits for a Multidisciplinary Engineering Student Mix” has been selected for the Best Paper Award at the ASEE Mid-Atlantic Spring 2020 conference.

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Ted Davis, professor of the history of science, was the main consultant for a recent issue of Christian History magazine on the theme, “How the church fostered science and technology.” He also wrote two articles in that issue, which can be downloaded at https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/issue/science-and-technology.

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Last spring Amy Porto encouraged a group of four students in her research course (NUTR 426) to submit their abstract for consideration at our national meeting (Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo). We are excited to report, it has been accepted as a poster presentation.

Unfortunately the meeting will be held virtually this year but the students are thrilled and honored to be able to present their research at this level.

A special thank you to Mindy Smith who allowed students to recruit subjects from WELL courses last spring and helped to facilitate that process.

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Updated Photo Library now available!

Our campus Photo Library has been updated! It is now easier to navigate with photos from the past 5 years. The categories are re-organized and users now be able to easily search, view and download images.

Please note that these photos are for institutional use only and aren’t for personal or private usage.

To access it:

  • Please contact IT at helpdesk@messiah.eduwith your purpose for requesting access. You will use your Messiah username and password to access unless otherwise directed.
  • Then log into and bookmark the new Photo Library at: https://ciweb.messiah.edu/portals/login

Please read through this guide to begin using our Photo Library: Photo Library Guide

Collaboratory director announced

The Department of Engineering and the School of Science, Engineering, and Health are pleased to welcome Dr. Darren Hercyk as director of the Collaboratory. Dr. Hercyk has a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology and a master’s in international/global studies and DM in from Liberty University. He spent 11 years working in missions’ administration in Africa and Asia with Compassion International, Save the Children, and Catholic Relief Services before serving in administration and adjunct teaching in Global Studies at Liberty University. Darren began his role as Collaboratory director on July 1. The Collaboratory, now restructured into the Department of Engineering, is an engineering-focused yet interdisciplinary service organization pursuing the mission of increasing hope and transforming lives through real-world application of professional disciplines, Christian discipleship, and partnership with marginalized communities.

Residence Life welcomes new employees and cool changes

With the departures of several veteran members of the Residence Life team, we are pleased to welcome Curtis Kurtz, who will be serving as the RD of Sollenberger and Mellinger, Tovah Wilson, RD for Miller and Fry, and Rebecca Firstbrook, RD for Hess and Kelly. In addition, Josiah Hatfield and Amy Nicols have assumed new positions. Josiah is serving as the assistant director of Residence Life for the First Year Experience and is now the RD for Bittner hall. Amy is our new assistant director of Residence Life for the Upper Class Experience and is now the RD for Mountain View, special interest housing, and one of two apartment buildings in OakWood Hills. Other changes include Beth Moshier as RD for Naugle Hall, Caleb Miller, RD for Witmer Hall, and Julie Price, also assuming responsibility for one of two apartment buildings in OakWood Hills

We are deeply grateful for our team!

Registrar’s Office welcomes new employees

The Registrar’s Office welcomed two new employees this summer – Olivia Warner, records and registration assistant; and Ed Wichrowski, senior associate registrar for the School of Graduate Studies.

Olivia’s first day at Messiah was July 6. Her office is located in Old Main Registrar’s Office. Olivia graduated from Geneva College this past May with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Languages, Biblical Studies and Linguistics.

Ed’s first day at Messiah was August 3. His office is located in the administrative suite at Winding Hill. Ed comes to Messiah with 10 years of Enrollment Management and Registrar’s Office experience at Eastern Nazarene College.

Please introduce yourself to these new members of the Messiah University Community.

Finance Major added to CMT Academic Partner Program

The Department of Business is pleased to announce that the finance major has been accepted by the Chartered Market Technicians (CMT) Association as part of its Academic Partner Program. The CMT credential is the preeminent, global designation for practitioners of technical analysis and Institutions in the Academic Partner Program demonstrate academic excellence in the teaching of behavioral finance to portfolio management and other key aspects of technical analysis. Students in the finance major will receive scholarships to take the CMT exams and will now have the ability to pursue both their CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and CMT charters. The principal contact for this program is Dwayne Safer, CFA, CAIA.

Murray Library welcomes you back!

Murray Library will reopen on Monday, August 17.

Summer Hours: August 17-21 and August 24

Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fall Hours: August 25 – Nov.24

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 am – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 3 p.m.- 11 p.m.

New graduate assistants at Messiah and Partner Institutions

The Graduate Program in Higher Education is pleased to welcome 11 new graduate assistants for the 2020-2021 academic year both on the Messiah University campus and at partner institutions. Graduate assistantships offer graduate students the opportunity to put the educational theories gained through classroom instruction into professional practice through supervised, real-world experience. Our graduate assistantship program aims to provide an innovative and cost-efficient way to advance departmental and university-wide goals and objectives.

Please join us and our collaborating departments in welcoming the following to the Messiah University community:  Brody Beiler, graduate assistant for academic success; Gage Bley, graduate assistant for baseball; Matt Bur, graduate assistant for student success and retention; Liam Dole, graduate assistant for athletics communication; Emily Farwell, graduate assistant for women’s volleyball; Taylor Forbes, graduate assistant for intercultural programs; Alexa Glatfelter, graduate assistant for campus wellness and recreation; Lila Goodhile, graduate assistant for assessment of student learning; Shannon Rogers, graduate assistant for academic advising; Leah Springer, graduate assistant for student involvement and leadership; and Elisa Warren, graduate assistant for AROMA.

They join five returning graduate assistants to the Messiah campus, who will complete their degree program and GA positions this year. Arkél Brown, graduate assistant for women’s basketball and athletic diversity; Alex Kipp, graduate assistant for men’s basketball; Kimberly López, graduate assistant for the Agapé Center; Michael Pagano, graduate assistant for athletics communication; and Ryan Speer, graduate assistant for cross country/track and field.

In addition, four of our students in the Graduate Program in Higher Education have been placed as graduate assistants at partner institutions: Karly Bliley, graduate assistant in Residence Life at Bluffton University; Anthony Powe, graduate assistant in Residence Life at Catawba College; Taylor Wiederrecht, graduate assistant for cross country/track and field at Houghton College; and Zachary Shilvock, graduate assistant for tennis at Houghton College.

They join two returning Graduate Assistants at partner institutions: Maggie Bolden, graduate assistant in Residence Life at Gonzaga University; and Malissa Giannetti, graduate assistant in Residence Life at Catawba College.

Welcome back from the Office of Academic Accessibility

The Office of Academic Accessibility, formerly known as the Office of Disability Services, would like to offer you a warm welcome back for the fall semester. As many of you may know, there have been conversations through recent years regarding an update to the name of our office to better and more positively reflect its mission. Our dedication to our goals of strong student support through practical, caring encouragement, academic coaching, and personal advocacy has only deepened in recent months, and we are excited to continue serving our students and cultivating our relationships with all of you during the upcoming year. We cordially invite you to reach out to the Office of Academic Accessibility (OAA) with any questions you may have about academic accommodations and student support. As always, we look forward to working with you to help our students reach their full potential while attending Messiah University. ~ Amy Slody, Tony Devine, Deana Baddorf, and Brody Beiler, OAA graduate assistant (You can email us at oaa@messiah.edu.)

2019-2020 TT&P Approvals Intercom Announcement

Congratulations from the Office of the Provost

Congratulations to the following faculty members who have been approved for promotion, term-tenure, or term-tenure renewal effective August 1, 2020:

Promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate professor:

  •        Kristopher Cravey, associate professor of Business
  •        Kerry Hasler-Brooks, associate professor of English
  •        Krista Imbesi, associate professor of Film and Digital Arts
  •        Tina Keller, associate professor of TESOL
  •        Charlene Lane, associate professor of Social Work
  •        Jeffrey Stroup, associate professor of Nursing

 

Promotion from Associate professor to Full Professor:

  •  Alison Noble, professor of Chemistry
  • Amy Porto, professor of Nutrition and Dietetics

 

Term Tenure:

  •        Kristopher Cravey, associate professor of Business
  •        Kerry Hasler-Brooks, associate professor of English
  •        Krista Imbesi, associate professor of Film and Digital Arts
  •        Paul Johns, assistant professor of Human Development and Family Science
  •        Tina Keller, associate professor of TESOL
  •        Charlene Lane, associate professor of Social Work

 

Term Tenure Renewal:

  •  John Bechtold, professor of Psychology
  • Sheri Boyce, professor of Biology
  • Henry Danso, professor of Psychology
  • Jan Dormer, associate professor of TESOL
  • Jennifer Dose, professor of Management
  • Marlin Eby, professor of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Patrice Ewoldt, associate professor of Music
  • Stephen Gallaher, professor of Christian Ministries
  • John Harles, professor of Politics
  • Lawrence Mylin, professor of Biology
  • Jenell Williams Paris, professor of Sociology and Anthropology
  • Amy Porto, professor Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Sharon Putt, professor of Theology and Religion
  • Richard Schaeffer, professor of Chemistry
  • David Schenk, associate professor of Philosophy
  • Eric Seibert, professor of Old Testament
  • Harold Underwood, professor of Engineering
  • Scott Weaver, associate professor of Computer Science
  • Cynthia Wells, associate professor of Higher Education

 

Congratulations to the following retired faculty members who have been approved to receive Emeritus Status:

  •        Douglass Jacobsen, professor of Church History and Theology
  •        Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen, professor of Psychology
  •        James Krimmel, associate professor of Accounting

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities

The Department of Facility Services has multiple openings for campus events workers. See the attached flyer for more information. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, assistant manager, campus events central and residence halls.

Messiah University is hiring! Full-time, part-time and temporary positions are currently available. Do you know someone who would make an excellent employee? The employee referral program provides a $300 bonus for employees who provide referral assistance that leads to the successful hiring of qualified staff, administration or full-time faculty. Please visit jobs.messiah.edu for a list of current job openings and to apply.

For sale

Thule Voyager 976 trunk mounted bike rack, fits most minivans, sedans, and SUVs. Holds 3 bikes. Excellent condition, with original user manual. $45. Contact Ted Davis (tdavis@messiah.edu).

Santa’s Own artificial Christmas tree, prelit Middleberry model, 7.5 feet tall. This stunningly beautiful, convincingly real tree must be seen to be appreciated. Comparable quality trees today sell for $1200-1500. This one is ten years old, but looks brand new. First $300 gets it, but you must pick it up at my home about 2 miles from campus. A few spare bulbs included. Contact Ted Davis (tdavis@messiah.edu).

FREE

Free canning jars. Blue glass- 8 qt., 1 pt.
Quart jars- 46 (21 wide-mouthed)
Smaller- 22 (6 wide-mouthed)
Interested? Contact Amanda at asigel@messiah.edu

 

April 9

April 9th, 2020 by INTERCOM

“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus. Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and become obedient to death — even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

Philippians 2: 5-11

MESSIAH 411:

INTERCOM changes

Due to the COVID-19 crisis and staff reduction, the INTERCOM will not resume until July 9. The online submission form will reactivate on July 1.

Thank you for your understanding.

NEW! Virtual employer sessions and listing of all online services

Greetings from the CPDC! We have transitioned many of our services to online formats and are including information on those below. In particular, we’d like to highlight a series of opportunities for students to connect with employers via virtual employer info sessions, which will be taking place via Zoom Webinar. A listing of sessions scheduled to date is attached. As you can imagine, the pandemic will certainly have unique effects on our students who are engaging in job and internship searches, so it is important for them to stay connected. Your assistance in encouraging students to participate in these virtual events is greatly appreciated. We anticipate that many more virtual employer events will be added in the future, and as such our Upcoming Events page (https://www.messiah.edu/info/23069/upcoming_events) will be kept up to date with all sessions. CONTINUED SERVICES – please contact us at career@messiah.edu for more info on any of the options listed below:

Career coaching appointments Career coaching appointments will continue to be available on topics such as choosing/changing a major, exploring career options, planning for an internship, searching for a job, applying to graduate school, resume writing and interviewing. To schedule an appointment with one our professional career coaches, visit the CPDC website. Under “Appointment Options,” click the link for the Handshake Portal and follow the instructions from there. Appointments can be held via Zoom or phone.

Resume reviews Resume reviews can be conducted in an appointment format as noted above, or students can simply email a draft to career@messiah.edu.

Internships and jobs Internship and job postings will continue to be added to the Handshake portal regularly. A weekly email with new postings will be sent out to all students. Students looking to secure an internship for the summer or fall should begin planning for these experiences. Seniors in the job searching process should check out the content in the “Job Search” section of our website. Questions related to either of these topics can be discussed with a career coach by scheduling an appointment.

Virtual workshops and events Virtual events and videos that feature employer info sessions, workshops on job/internship searching, resume writing, interviewing are being scheduled! Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for notifications on when these are happening and other exclusive content.

Mock interviews Students can practice interviewing and receive feedback virtually through our online tool Big Interview or via a Zoom appointment with a career coach. We anticipate that many employers will be conducting interviews virtually with prospective interns and job candidates.

Messiah’s site license to The Chronicle provides unlimited access for everyone whether they are on campus or working remotely.

We’ve heard from a number of institutions about the need to provide administrators, staff, faculty, and students with access to Chronicle content while remote, and we’re here to help. Off-campus users will need an account to log in to Chronicle.com. If they already have an account, they can click “Log In,” at the top right-hand corner of our homepage. If they don’t have an account, they will simply need to create a free account using their institutional email address (e.g., youremail@messiah.edu). Our account-registration system will recognize your institution’s domain, and that will provide unlimited access. Remote users can set up a Chronicle.com account by visiting this link. Activating an account is as simple as confirming the user’s institutional email address by way of an email with the subject line: “Confirm your email address.” When users sign up, we encourage them to keep up with the latest developments about COVID-19 and its impact on higher education by registering to receive The Chronicle’s Academe Today newsletter each morning. Simple instructions on how to gain access to Chronicle.com can also be found here.

If you have questions about access to other library resources during this time, please visit: https://libguides.messiah.edu/closure

Resources for issues related to COVID-19

Messiah College seeks to provide employees with access to various resources to assist them during this time of uncertainty. Please see the attached document for information related to COVID-19 such as access to virtual medicine treatment, the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act and access to counseling services.

Giving Day 2020: date change

Dear faculty, staff and administrators, In light of recent events with COVID-19, we have decided to push the College’s Giving Day back to Thursday, April 30. There is a lot going on in our world, which is why we feel even more committed to our students and have decided to move forward in raising funds to support them. On April 30, we will ask our Messiah Community to rally behind the men and women we teach, mentor, work with and care about. We will be specifically raising funds to support The Good Samaritan Fund and the Messiah Fund, both of which will allow us to best meet the direct needs of our students and our ability to serve them during this pandemic. Would you join us in saving this date on your calendar? We are looking forward to Giving Day and the opportunity it gives our campus to make a unified front in support of our students. More information will be made available closer to April 30 as to how you can collaborate with the Office of Development to make for a successful event! Sincerely, Barry Goodling

WVMM remains on the air

Despite the closure of campus, WVMM-Pulse Radio continues to broadcast both over the air at 90.7 FM and online at pulse.messiah.edu. The station provides commercial-free classical music weekdays from 6- 11 a.m. Also available is a daily podcast from the Associated Press regarding COVID-19 each weekday evening and much more. Take a few minutes to check it out!

Murray Library’s April newsletter (Issue 1)

Murray Library is here to lend a helping hand! View our newsletter for ways of contacting staff and resources that are available.

Thesis presentation

The Graduate Program in Higher Education is pleased to invite members of the campus community to a thesis presentation by Emma Cartisano. In partial fulfillment of her M.A. in Higher Education and under direction of her thesis advisor, Dr. Cynthia Wells, Emma’s research focused on “The impact of faculty growth mindset on student mindset and learning engagement”. The presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, April 29 from Noon – 1 p.m. via Zoom                      (https://messiah.zoom.us/j/395492875) Emma Cartisano Thesis Abstract

Growth mindset is the belief that general intellectual ability is malleable and can be developed This presentation will describe the presence and cultivation of growth mindset in the academic experiences of six undergraduate students in the social sciences at a medium-sized, liberal arts and sciences college. Individual interviews and syllabi were analyzed using narrative inquiry to explore the impact of instructor philosophy and pedagogy on student mindset and learning engagement. Research findings highlight that instructor embodiment of growth mindset, including relationality, modeling, and constructive delivery of feedback, as well as assignment design were instrumental. Participants did not share a common definition of growth mindset but that concepts of competence, grace, and grit were shared. Additionally, participants recognized that mindset exists on a continuum and articulated one or more ways they experienced a shift in their mindset. Recommendations for further research and pedagogical practice will be provided.

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For sale:

Black and Decker electric string trimmer, model GH710, with unused extra spool of line. Good working condition. $10 if picked up at my driveway in Monaghan Twp; or, $20 delivered to a Dillsburg or Mechanicsburg address. Contact Ted Davis, tdavis@messiah.edu or 717-756-6812.

 

April 2

April 2nd, 2020 by INTERCOM

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid and terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Deuteronomy 31:6

 

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Resources for issues related to COVID-19

Messiah College seeks to provide employees with access to various resources to assist them during this time of uncertainty. Please see the attached document for information related to COVID-19 such as access to virtual medicine treatment, the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act and access to counseling services.

Virtual employer events

Please see below for a listing of alumni and employers who are looking forward to connecting with you virtually during our online info sessions. We anticipate that more sessions will be added soon. Check out our Upcoming Events page for an up-to-date listing of all sessions.  ______________________________________

PA Counseling Services, Thursday, March 26, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Are you interested in finding out more about a local human service agency? Learn more about the many career and job opportunities at PA Counseling Services by attending this informative virtual event. Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LZReNIX0TEO8rwlEp28w1w

Louisa Mfum Mensah ‘12, special assistant to the Mayor of the City of Philadelphia, Friday, March 27, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Join Louisa for a virtual career chat to learn more about her amazing job and her career path since college. Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cGt_-wEcQOuAlx2n6j3Wag

Joanna Barnhouse ‘11, director of development, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, Tuesday, March 31, 2 – 3 p.m.

As director of development for the CCCU in Washington, D.C., Joanna works to secure philanthropic funding to advance faith and intellect for the common good. Her responsibilities include building a new office; soliciting and stewarding major gifts, grants, and leadership gifts; and managing all donor records and communication. Prior to working for the CCCU, Joanna was a development officer at Messiah College and a member of the Into the City planning team!

Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sXQ6csLPRL2E5NWqQS6VeQ

JFC Staffing, Thursday, April 2, 11 – 11:45 a.m.

The JFC Staffing Companies are in business of connecting outstanding employees with their best-matched companies in the area. Join this session to find out why JFC is an employer of choice for many Messiah grads and interns!  Just imagine getting to help others in their job search; helping them to meet their personal goals; collaborating with local companies on how to meet the demands of their daily business….The rewards of working with JFC are endless!

Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bHhYBgvBT6-3XCFoOdERjQ

Clark Associates, Tuesday, April 7, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Find out why Clark Associates is an employer of choice for many Messiah College graduates! This informational virtual presentation will feature a panel of alumni who are employed by Clark. Student attendees will learn about the organization and the many job and internship opportunities available there.

Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4dStUCQrSli1qr6hd_sCMw

Geisinger, Wednesday, April 8, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Geisinger Health System is a regional health care provider to central, southcentral and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Headquartered in Danville, Pennsylvania, Geisinger services over 3 million patients in 45 counties. Geisinger is recruiting for both clinical and non-clinical positions, including patient care (RN, Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, and LPN) customer service, call center, security, lab, behavioral health, etc.

Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YFzw1bucTlGqHXOJSitc1g

Valley Health, Thursday, April 16, 1:30 – 2:15 p.m.

Based in Winchester, Virginia, Valley Health is composed of six core hospitals, and is proud to be a trusted health and wellness resource for their regional community. Valley Health partners with others to enhance health education, prevention, chronic disease management and accessible healthcare for those with limited resources. Valley Health is actively recruiting nurses and physical therapists.

Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wok-90pARz-AcaCdpf4YNA

Global Data Consultants, Wednesday, April 22, 2 – 3 p.m.

Global Data Consultants is a full-service Information Technology (IT) company providing solutions that empower businesses to increase employee productivity, maximize investments and improve operational efficiencies. With experienced and certified professionals, they deliver services in the areas of application development, data center, 24/7 multilingual service desk, desktop lifecycle management, project management, business process consulting and IT staff augmentation.

Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PiU5sR4ZTxmWKK841Lkn_g

CCRES Educational and Behavioral Health, Thursday, April 30, 2 -3 p.m.

CCRES is a non-profit industry leader providing Educational and Behavioral Health Staffing. They work in partnership with School Districts and Intermediate Units throughout southeastern Pennsylvania, and are seeking dedicated individuals to work with children and adolescents in the school, home and community. Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_l_xN2-VGTp2vzPwuHRkoKA

Messiah’s site license to The Chronicle provides unlimited access for everyone whether they are on campus or working remotely.

We’ve heard from a number of institutions about the need to provide administrators, staff, faculty, and students with access to Chronicle content while remote, and we’re here to help. Off-campus users will need an account to log in to Chronicle.com. If they already have an account, they can click “Log In,” at the top right-hand corner of our homepage. If they don’t have an account, they will simply need to create a free account using their institutional email address (e.g., youremail@messiah.edu). Our account-registration system will recognize your institution’s domain, and that will provide unlimited access. Remote users can set up a Chronicle.com account by visiting this link. Activating an account is as simple as confirming the user’s institutional email address by way of an email with the subject line: “Confirm your email address.” When users sign up, we encourage them to keep up with the latest developments about COVID-19 and its impact on higher education by registering to receive The Chronicle’s Academe Today newsletter each morning. Simple instructions on how to gain access to Chronicle.com can also be found here.

If you have questions about access to other library resources during this time, please visit: https://libguides.messiah.edu/closure

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Job opportunities

The Graduate Program in Physical Therapy has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant, doctor of physical therapy program. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/16810. Job-related questions may be directed to Valerie Olson, director, physical therapy program at volson@messiah.edu.

The Student Financial Services Department has an opening for a full-time student financial services counselor. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/16850. Job-related questions may be directed to Catherine Poiesz, director of student financial services at cpoiesz@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

March 26

March 26th, 2020 by INTERCOM

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

James 1:2, 3

NEWS

The Digital Harrisburg Initiative and Center for Public Humanities are pleased to announce the publication of a special issue of Pennsylvania History titled “Harrisburg, Digital Public History, and the ‘City Beautiful’.” The issue takes a new look at Harrisburg’s City Beautiful movement in the early twentieth century in light of new data of the Digital Harrisburg Project, archival records from the Pennsylvania State Archives, and public humanities work in the city. The issue includes articles by four Messiah College educators—Jean Corey (director, Center for Public Humanities), Jim LaGrand (College Honors Program), Andrew Hermeling (former coordinator of Digital Harrisburg), and David Pettegrew (professor of History and Archaeology)—as well as four Messiah College students: Rachel Williams (History, 2019), Sarah Wilson Carter (History, 2019), Anna Strange (History, 2020), and Molly Elspas (History, 2021). The issue also features essays by local historians, geospatial technologists, journalists, artists, and community partners on topics such as: Harrisburg’s parks, churches, and synagogues; significant women’s reform groups; Greek, Jewish, and African American communities; the Spanish influenza outbreak of 1918; and the Commonwealth Monument Project, a new project to celebrate the city’s historic African American community.

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Job opportunities

The Graduate Program in Physical Therapy has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant, doctor of physical therapy program. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/16810. Job-related questions may be directed to Valerie Olson, director, physical therapy program at volson@messiah.edu.

The Student Financial Services Department has an opening for a full-time student financial services counselor. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/16850. Job-related questions may be directed to Catherine Poiesz, director of student financial services at cpoiesz@messiah.edu.

For sale

Easter Cross. Handmade Easter Cross, will look great on your door or hanging in your office or your home. They would also make a great gift when travelling to friends/family for that great Easter dinner. No two are alike and many to choose from. $10 each. Contact Stacy at sportko@messiah.edu