Archive for 2012

March 8, 2012

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light—for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true. Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord.
Ephesians 5:8-10 (NRSV)

News

Rick Schaeffer, associate professor of chemistry, was recently awarded a National Science Foundation Partnerships for Innovation Project Seed Grant for his project titled “The Use of Phosphate (Apatites) as Heavy Alkaline Earth Metal Remediation Agents.”  This money will help to support undergraduate research over the summer at Messiah College.

Messiah 411

Facts about Messiah students’ GRE scores available 

See this attachment for statistics on the 2010-2011 Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores comparing Messiah students to the national average.
 Laura Miller, assistant director of institutional research and analysis

Save the date for employee movie event on March 24 

“Hugo,” winner of five Oscar Awards, is coming soon to Parmer Cinema! Special showings of “Hugo,” a Martin Scorcese film, are scheduled for employees and their families and friends on Saturday, March 24 at 1 and 4 p.m. Tickets for this event will be available beginning Monday, March 19 in the ticket office. There is a suggested donation of $1/person; proceeds will benefit the United Way of the Capital Region. For questions on this event, please contact Kathy Castonguay, human resources, at kcstong@messiah.edu. Please see attachment for additional information.

Classifieds

Job opportunities:

Assistant Athletic Director of Public/Media Relations & Marketing/SID — The department of athletics currently has an opening for the position of assistant athletic director of public/media relations and marketing/SID. This is a full-time, 12-month, administrative position. The assistant athletics director of public/media relations and marketing/SID is responsible for providing information to national and conference offices, opponents, Messiah publics and news outlets about the athletics program. This position serves as a role model in meeting Messiah athletic’s goals of  pursuing athletic excellence and developing Christian character. Education and experience includes master’s degree in a related field and at least one year of experience in writing, statistics and sports marketing. Other requirements include ability to administer components of sports information work (statistics, news media, web site and publications) with solid knowledge of related computer systems; previous experience in The Automated Scorebook/StatCrew statistical software, web design software, and photography and Pagination software; ability to train student workers to aid in meeting sports information needs and to appropriately mentor student workers; ability to speak and write professionally and develop marketing strategies to reach national and regional media and supporters; demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the stages of student development and the importance of holistic education; and demonstrated commitment to continued learning/professional development( i.e. presentations, publications, serving on regional or national committees). This position is expected to work evenings and weekends as needed. To apply, please submit a résumé, letter of interest, two recent (germane to this position) writing samples, a statement of faith and salary requirements to Messiah College, Human Resources, Box 3015, Grantham, PA 17027 or e-mail humanres@messiah.edu. (Application materials sent via e-mail strongly preferred.) A detailed job description is available the College website. For additional information about Messiah College Athletics see http://www.gomessiah.com/. All correspondence regarding this position should be directed to the human resources department at humanres@messiah.edu. Application deadline is Wednesday, April 4. 

Director of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs — The division of student affairs currently has an opening for the position of director of student involvement and leadership programs. This is a full-time, 12-month, administrative position. This position works to build community, encourage the formation of leadership skills, influence retention, promote student involvement and enhance the integration of students’ lives in and outside of the classroom. The director is also responsible for the Larsen Student Union. Education and experience required includes a master’s degree and three years of administrative experience including student involvement and leadership development. Other requirements include ability to administer student programs facilitating student involvement; excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the stages of student development and the importance of holistic education; excellent organizational, time management and program design skills; ability to effectively supervise and appropriately mentor staff and student program leaders; ability to mentor student leaders in discerning programs consistent with Messiah College mission, strong computer proficiency; and demonstrated commitment to continued learning/professional development (i.e. presentations, publication and serving on regional or national committees.) To apply, please submit a résumé, letter of interest, statement of faith and salary requirements to Messiah College, Human Resources, Box 3015, Grantham, PA 17027 or e-mail humanres@messiah.edu. (Application materials sent via e-mail preferred.) A detailed job description is available on the College website. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position has been filled.

Head Baseball Coach/Game Management/Health and Physical Education Instructor —The department of athletics currently has an opening for the position of head baseball coach/game management/health and physical education instructor. This is a full-time, 10-month, administrative position (August 15 – June 15). This position serves as the program leader for the Messiah College baseball program. The head coach is responsible for operating a program for student-athletes who have differing abilities and skills and for ensuring that the baseball program supports the Messiah athletics goals of  pursuing athletic excellence and developing Christian character. This position will also have responsiblities for game management and for teaching health and physical education courses. Education and experience required includes a master’s Degree in appropriate field (i.e. Physical Education) as well as 3 years of college coaching experience (preferably ibe year of head coaching experience). Other requirements include ability to administer NCAA Division III intercollegiate program including recruiting, scheduling, budgeting, travel and practice plans; ability to coach, teach and train student-athletes in skills and strategies specific to baseball to enhance competitiveness; ability to mentor student-athletes and teach life lessons; demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the stages of student development and the importance of holistic education; and demonstrate a commitment to continued learning/professional development (i.e., presentations, publications serving on regional or national committees.) To apply, please submit a résumé, letter of interest, statement of faith and salary history to Messiah College, Human Resources, Box 3015, Grantham, PA 17027 or e-mail humanres@messiah.edu. (Application materials are strongly preferred via e-mail.) A job description is available on the College website. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. All correspondence regarding this position should be directed to the human resources department at humanres@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Amani Bead Sale — Celebrate International Women’s Day at the Amani Bead Sale. One hundred percent of the proceeds on Thursday, March 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Eisenhower Campus Center next to Lottie Nelson Dining Hall will go to provide emergency medical support for the remarkable women staff members at New Life Home in Kenya. Necklaces, earrings, bracelets, etc. all made with beads which have been handmade by women in Kenya in a local fair-trade business. There will also be beautiful new scarves just in from Kenya. Please see this attachment for complete information.

Dell 17-inch flat screen computer monitor — In great condition. Asking $60. Call Bill at ext. 3904.

Fooseball table — $10; CD/DVD storage cabinet — $10. Contact Don Lerew at ext. 2030. Photos available.

Garage door — Measures 10 ft. wide and 7 ft. high, vinyl door and beige in color. It has all the hardware and is in very good condition. Asking $150. If interested, contact Chuck at 448-5186 or ext. 3691.

Full-size mattress, box spring and bed frame — $50; Glider rocker with ottoman — Baby rocker, honey colored wood, beige cushions of suede-like upholstery, $75. Both items in good condition, from smoke-free home. E-mail owen@messiah.edu for pictures or more information.

Nikon MB-D10 with vertical battery power grip — Almost brand new with no harsh dings or scratches. Item is in perfect working order. Third party brand. Tripod screw mount. Vertical shutter speed, aperture adjustment and single point shoot selection. Doubles the length of shooting time if the second battery is placed in grip. There is a small area that has the finish rubbed off on one corner. Compatible for Nikon D300, D300s and D700. Price $40. If interested contact Scott Markley at sm1364@messiah.edu.

Condominium/townhome on Sunset Road in Grantham —  Two bedrooms, 2.5 baths. two-car garage. Mechanicsburg School District. $164,500  Call 717-802-9555.

Townhouse located at 816 Yorkview Drive in Grantham — Three bedrooms, 3.5 baths, finished basement with separate entrance. Off-street parking. $179,900.  Additional information available from Shirley Groff at groff@messiah.edu. Also, Shirley Groff, who helps new faculty/staff with housing, has information on six other local houses for sale. If interested, contact her.