Archive for 2012

January 5, 2012

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Train yourself in godliness, for, while physical training is of some value, godliness is valuable in every way, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.

I Timothy 4:7b-8 (NRSV) 

Remembering one another 

Our sympathy and prayers surround Adjunct Instructor in History Katharine “Sammi” Lehman and her husband Dean on the death of their youngest son Scott, 27, on Christmas Eve. Scott died as the result of multiple head trauma suffered in a robbery attack. His death gave the gift of life to three people on Christmas through the donation of three viable organs. In addition to his parents, Scott is survived by three siblings, all alumni of Messiah College: Shane, his wife Katie Dempsey Lehman, Samantha Lehman Sheppard; and Seth and his wife Savannah (Stolzenburg) Lehman. The funeral was held on Dec. 30. The family suggests memorial contributions to Scott Knox Lehman Memorial Fund, c/o Daybreak Church, 321 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. 


Lois Beck, associate professor of French and communication, had a review of “Devina,” a book by Alain Gordon-Gentil, published in the October issue of “The French Review.” 

Messiah 411

Deadline for submitting event requests to conference services is March 9

The deadline for submitting event requests through the office of conference and event services for the 2011/2012 school year is Friday, March 9. If your event requires any type of set-up or technical needs, the request must be submitted by the deadline or else it will be denied. 

To make your request, please use the Event Calendar Form found on MCSquare under the “Employee” tab, “Employee Forms,” “Operations,” “Room Reservations Form.” You may disregard the old paper copies, delete the PDF version and the Excel version distributed earlier this fall. You may also download a new copy here . This new form will allow you to complete the paperwork in Excel, save a copy for yourself and then attach a copy of the form to an e-mail and send to us. Your signature is not required (when it comes from your e-mail account, that is your authorization). No campus mail needed, and we’ll route it for any additional signatures. 

Please contact the office of conference and events services at ext. 6009 with any questions. 

Wellness programs and registration information available

Please see this attachment for complete information on all classes offered as well as registration information.


Dining Room Supervisor — The department of dining services currently has an opening for the position of dining room supervisor. This is a full-time, year-round, band level 7C position. This position is responsible for overseeing the set-up, service and clean-up periods of the student dining room. This position also directly supervises the student work staff and provides the necessary training and scheduling of student and part-time workers. Education and experience required includes a high school diploma and two years of food experience preferred; ServSafe certification is required within six months of hire date. Other requirements include ability to understand the requirements of each job in the food court, dishroom and dining room; excellent communication skills including the ability to train, monitor and communicate with both student and part-time workers; demonstrated knowledge of portion sizes and use and care of all equipment; excellent organizational skills including the ability to analyze scheduling needs, organize and communicate student schedules and maintain work-study files; and effective time management skills enabling productivity in a high volume environment. To apply, please submit a résumé and letter of interest to Messiah College, Human Resources, Box 3015, Grantham, PA  17027 or e-mail (Application materials sent via e-mail preferred.) A detailed job description is available in human resources or this website. Job-related questions should be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at ext. 6008. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. 

For rent: 

Apartment — Two bedroom, second floor apartment for rent in rural Dillsburg (10 minutes from campus). Available Wednesday, Feb. 15. Unfurnished, suitable for married couple or small family. Kitchen, dining area, den and living room; two bedrooms and a nursery/office area; 1.5 bath; laundry room with washer and dryer hook-ups. Private outside entrance, off-street reserved parking. $825 per month plus security and cleaning deposit, utilities included. For more information, e-mail

Home —$1,325 per month plus utilities. Located at 18 Pine Tree Dr., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Clean, move-in ready, three bedroom, 2.5 bath, 1,448 sq. ft. ranch home close to Messiah and Rt. 15; private back yard, large four-season sunroom with gas fireplace, finished basement. See for more information. Contact Ben or Kristen Slabaugh at 717-679-3779 or to schedule a showing. 

For sale:

Dishes—12 four-piece place settings of the ivory Vintage pattern from JC Penney, $75; Bedspread—Tinkerbell bedspread (reversible) and sheets, twin size, $10; Sheets—Dora the Explorer sheets and blanket, twin size,$5; Bedspread set—White eyelet bedspread and two pillow shams, queen size, $10. For more information or photos, contact Rhonda King at ext. 7291 or