Archive for 2012

March 15, 2012

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

I sought the Lord, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears. Look to him, and be radiant; so your faces shall never be ashamed.
Psalm 34:4-5 (NRSV)


Raeann Hamon, distinguished professor of family science and gerontology, Rona Karasik (St. Cloud State University), Alyssa Kunkle (HDFS senior with Gerontology minor) and Amanda Seal (HDFS junior) presented a resource exchange titled “Two Thumbs Up: Using Popular Films in Introductory Aging Courses” at the 38th annual meeting of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Arlington, Va.

Senior Lecturer in Voice Damian Savarino recently adjudicated at a music festival hosted by the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association Capital Area Chapter. Savarino provided comments and ratings to pianists and singers ranging from eight to 16 years of age. Also, Savarino recently presented a voice clinic at Cedar Crest High School in the Cornwall-Lebanon School District. Savarino was a guest of Martha Pierce, director of choral activities at CCHS, who is a graduate student in the master of music in conducting degree program in the department of music. Savarino had a chance to coach and work with the soloists for an upcoming performance of Vivaldi’s “Gloria.”

Messiah 411

Introducing a new Messiah-approved study abroad program in Thailand 

From the organization that brought us the GoED Africa program in Rwanda, a new cultural immersion program has been approved in Chiang Mai, Thailand. GoED Mekong allows Messiah students to explore issues of poverty and justice, exploitation and Thai culture while fulfilling a number of general education requirements such as art, non-western studies, pluralism, language and culture.

To learn more about this program, check out the program webpage at or contact Wendy Lippert, director of international programs and EpiCenter, ext. 6089.

Fall semester textbook responses due April 2 

Graduate and undergraduate fall semester textbook responses will be due Monday, April 2. A response is requested even if no books will be required. Please see communication via COE-Net and mass e-mail for further information. If you have any questions, contact Aleisha Wildon, Textbook Express manager, at or at ext. 3070. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

E-Mail Management Course announced 

This course will help employees manage the often overwhelming influx of email communication we receive every day. It will highlight the most important tips and tricks in Outlook as well as offer an email processing approach that will assist employees as they sort, respond to and appropriately file email communication for later retrieval. You must enroll to participate. The dates for the course are: 

Thursday, March 29, 12 – 1:30 p.m., Boyer 137 (Parmer)

Wednesday, April 4, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Boyer 137 (Parmer) 

To enroll, contact Kristin Zummo at

2011-2012 performance appraisal schedule outlined 

Performance appraisals for all administrative and staff employees, with the exception of employees in operations, are due on Friday, June 15. If an employee is leaving campus prior to June 15, the performance appraisal is due before they depart. Operations will continue to review their employees during the month of their hiring anniversary. 

Customized appraisal forms have been established to better support the environment and requirements of different areas of the College. Other areas of the College will use the standard appraisal forms found in the “Forms” section of the human resources website. 

If you have any questions regarding the review process, please contact Kathy Castonguay, human resources, at


Job opportunities:

IT Security Analyst – Project Coordinator — The department of information technology services has an immediate opening for the position of IT security analyst – project coordinator. This is a full-time, 12-month, administrative position. This position is responsible for providing coordination of IT security initiatives, promoting security awareness within the college community and coordinating IT projects. Education and experience include a bachelor’s degree in a computer related field and two years in each of the following areas: IT security planning/awareness; technical writing; security training and education; and project management. Other requirements include thorough knowledge of information security and privacy best practices; excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; strong organizational skills, including time management skills and the ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities; demonstrated commitment to continued learning and professional development; ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others; strong communication skills including the ability to deliver effective training to large groups; and ability to maintain strict confidentiality. 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 (Application materials sent via e-mail preferred.) A detailed job description is available on the College website. Job-related questions should be directed to John Luft, director of information services, at . Deadline for applications is Friday, March 23.


Apartment —Two-bedroom apartment for rent near Messiah. If you have any information, please contact or 330-795-0156.

For sale:

Desktop Computer – Gateway AMD Phenom 9500 quad-core 2.2 GHz processors, 3GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive, DVD writeable drive, 15-in-1 memory card reader, subwoofer, keyboard, mouse, Windows Vista Home Premium, $200. LCD Monitor – 1440 × 900 resolution, 19 in. Polaroid FLM-1911, HDTV capable with tuner and remote control, $50 obo. Contact Les Weiand at ext. 2901 or