Archive for 2012

April 12, 2012

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day. The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some think of slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish, but all to come to repentance.
II Peter 3:8-9 (NRSV)


Michael True, director of the internship center, presented the keynote address to the New Jersey Cooperative Education and Internship Association at Rutgers University. He also provided information on legal issues and best practices related to internships during a separate session of the conference. 

Michael Zigarelli, professor of leadership and strategy, published an article in the “Journal of Research on Christian Education” titled “Training, Transforming and Transitioning: A Blueprint for the Christian University.”

Messiah 411

President Phipps to host Open Door Day on April 17

President Kim Phipps will host an Open Door Day on Tuesday, April 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. to meet individually with students and employees on topics that are important to them. Open Door is an opportunity for you to speak with the President in her office on the second floor of Old Main. The president’s conference room adjacent to her office is used as a waiting room. For the schedule of these dates and times, please visit this webpage. Please call the president’s office at ext. 2820 if you have any questions.

Jerusalem University College representative on campus April 17 

Cameron Simon from Jerusalem University College will be on campus Tuesday, April 17 to talk to students and faculty about opportunities for students to study in Israel. If you are interested in inviting Simon to speak in your classes or would like to meet with him one-on-one, please contact Gina Jablonski, administrative assistant for international programs and EpiCenter, at or ext. 6719. Also, please encourage interested students to attend an information session that Simon will be hosting at 4 p.m. in Boyer 138 that day. To learn more about this program, visit this webpage.

Second annual Messiah College Easter Egg Hunt set for April 21

All alumni and employees with their families are invited to the second annual Messiah College Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 21 with registration at the tent on the Eisenhower Campus Center lawn. The Easter Egg Hunt is for children ages 1-8. Registration times are following:

9:30 a.m., registration for all ages

10 a.m., egg hunt for ages 1-2

10:10 a.m., egg hunt for ages 3-5

10:20 a.m., egg hunt for ages 6-8

*Refreshments and fellowship to follow the last hunt; event will end at 11:30 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the Student Alumni Council and is FREE of charge. To RSVP, send your name and the number of children you plan to bring from each age group to by Thursday, April 19. We hope to see you there! For more information, contact Kristin Zummo at or ext. 3190.

Employee Recognition Reception scheduled for May 2 

Please join us on Wednesday, May 2 as we gather to celebrate the commitment of those employees who have reached significant service milestones. This year’s Employee Recognition Reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in Brubaker Auditorium. The list of honored employees will be published in next week’s Intercom. In addition to recognizing service milestones, we will also be announcing the recipients of the Pride in Performance and President’s Awards. We hope to see you there!

“Live and learn” this summer with Messiah’s summer online undergraduate courses 

You can make the most of your summer and still earn the college credits you need with the flexibility of Messiah’s online summer courses. Messiah’s eight-week online summer session, which runs May 29-July 20, provides a personal, interactive experience that works around your summer schedule. Messiah’s summer courses are completed in nearly half the time, and are discounted more than 50 percent as the same courses that are offered during the fall and spring semesters. 

Courses are open to current students (college-level, and qualified homeschooled and high school students), employees, alumni, parents, community friends and anyone who would like to further their education. All courses are taught by Messiah professors, offering an online educational experience that reflects Messiah’s commitment to academic excellence. Registration for summer session begins April 5 and runs through May 22. If you or someone you know would be interested in registering or learning more, visit this webpage

Barnabas Award for Service nominations due by April 19 

The Agapé Center is excited to present the Barnabas Award for 2012. The award goes to one student and one faculty member whose lives are committed to ministry and community service. $500 will be awarded to Barnabas Award winners as well as charities of their choice. To learn more about the award, and to nominate students or faculty members, please visit this webpage. Nominations are due by Service Day, Thursday, April 19. Please direct any further questions to Kerrie Taylor, administrative assistant for the Agapé Center for Service and Learning, at or ext. 7255.

Solar thermal panels atop North Complex make big impact

The 116 solar thermal panels atop the three residence halls comprising North Complex are making a huge environmental impact  since their installation late last summer! The College has reduced its CO2 output significantly—by 88 tons to be exact. Think of our reduction equivalent to:

  • 8,950 gallons of consumed gasoline
  • 186 barrels of oil consumed
  • 10 homes’ average electricity use over the course of one year
  • 2,047 tree seedlings grown for 10 years
  • 17 acres of pine forest
  • 3,326 propane cylinders used for home bbqs
  • 27.8 tons of waste saved from the landfill

To learn more about the solar thermal project, check out this video.

The Oakes Museum of Natural History to offer science camp 

Join The Oakes Museum of Natural History for science, learning and fun at science camp. Three different camps are offered in July for children entering grades six, seven and eight. Each week-long, half-day camp is based on a different topic — forensics, art or the animal kingdom. Attend one or all three! The camps are designed to be stimulating, age-appropriate, hands-on and project-based. For more information, visit the Oakes Museum webpage or call ext. 2431.

Purchasing and accounts payable offices closed April 23 through 25 

The purchasing and accounts payable offices will be closed for professional development April 23-25. Our check run/ACH will be limited to invoices that were received by Monday, April 16 for processing. The checks will not be available until Friday, April 27 at 1 p.m. Please plan accordingly. Our normal check run/ACH will resume the week of Monday, April 30 through Thursday, May 3, which will include anything we received after Monday, April 16 through Friday, April 27. We appreciate your cooperation.


Position available:

Production Assistant — The department of dining services currently has an opening for position of production assistant. This is a full-time, 40 hours-per-week, nine-months of the year, band 7B position. The production assistant is responsible for preparation of food items needed to support the serving areas in the dining hall. The dining hall serves 25,000 meals per week. Education and experience includes a high school diploma or equivalent; prior prep kitchen experience is preferred; general understanding of recipes and food production; neat and clean appearance; knowledge of proper food handling and storage procedures; and the ability to organize and work in a fast-paced environment. To apply, please submit a résumé and cover letter to Messiah College, Human Resources, Box 3015, Grantham, PA 17027 or email to (Applications are preferred via e-mail.) A job description is available in human resources or on the College 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.


Yard work assistance —Looking for responsible older teen or college-age student to help with yard work at my parent’s home in Dillsburg. Duties include regular mowing and occasional weeding. Riding lawn mower is at the property. Payment per job or time frame is negotiable. Please contact or call 717-979-7672.

For sale:

2009 TK 150CC Scooter — 240 original miles. Asking $1,000. For information, contact Brad Markley at ext. 3500 or email at