Archive for 2012

May 3, 2012

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, “My purpose shall stand, and I will fulfill my intention.”
Isaiah 46:9-10 (NRSV)

News

Please join the staff and families of the Early Learning Center (ELC) in wishing Bev Goodling a very fond farewell. Bev has served the Early Learning Center for 13 years in a variety of roles, most recently as director. She is planning to complete her doctoral studies and will be continuing as an adjunct instructor in the education department. We are very grateful for Bev’s excellent leadership of the ELC and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.
Sue Hasseler, dean, School of Business, Education and Social Science

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Commencement schedule and parking for employees

Commencement ScheduleThe Commencement Committee is pleased to announce the 2012 Commencement weekend schedule of events for Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12, at messiah.edu/commencement, including helpful details on Baccalaureate, event tickets and inclement weather plans. Faculty, staff and administrators who are participating in the Commencement ceremony itself should have already received a memo regarding their role in the ceremony from the president’s office. Members of the Community of Educators should have already received information from the provost’s office regarding their participation in Commencement weekend. 

If you have any questions regarding Commencement, please contact Carla Gross, co-chair of the Commencement Committee, at ext. 6940 or cgross@messiah.edu. Thank you to all campus employees who have been planning and working for the past several months to make Commencement a wonderful experience for graduates and their families. 

Baccalaureate Parking

Prior to the Baccalaureate service and reception, traffic personnel will direct guests to designated parking areas on campus. College employees do not receive reserved parking for Baccalaureate. Please note that Baccalaureate is a ticketed event; see the Commencement website at messiah.edu/commencement for details. The department of safety asks that all guests walk from where traffic control personnel direct you to park. (Shuttle service is not provided on Friday evening.) To avoid safety hazards, please do not stop in the middle of the roadway to drop off your party. If you have questions regarding parking or drop-off locations for guests with a disability, please contact Parking Officer Stephen Smith at ext. 6753.

Commencement Parking

For Commencement day, members of the Community of Educators and other employees who are marching in the processional or participating in the Commencement ceremony will receive a reserved parking pass via campus mail. Employees MUST show their parking pass to traffic control personnel upon entering campus in order to be directed to their designated reserved parking areas. All other employees who will be working the Commencement ceremony should ask their supervisor where their designated parking area will be that day. A shuttle service will transport all other guests between their parking areas and the athletic complex both before and after the Commencement ceremony. Special transportation, however, will be available for those guests requiring assistance between the shuttle drop point and the ceremony site. 

Due to the significantly increased volume of traffic on campus for Commencement, all employees are asked to arrive on campus early (prior to 8:15 a.m.) in order to alleviate being stuck in traffic and to help ensure they are directed to the reserved parking areas on campus. Any questions regarding parking for Commencement weekend may be directed to Parking Officer Stephen Smith at ext. 6753.

Retirement reception for employee on May 8

The department of music invites the Community of Educators to attend a reception honoring Dwight Thomas, associate professor of music. Dwight will be retiring at the end of this academic year after 24 years at Messiah College. Please join us on Tuesday, May 8 between 2 and 4 p.m. at Howe Atrium in Boyer Hall. Please join us for this farewell gathering to honor our colleague and friend.

Barnabus Award recipients announced 

The Agapé Center for Service and Learning congratulates Charles Seitz, social work department head and assistant professor, as the Barnabas Servant Leadership faculty award winner for 2012. Charles will be awarded $500, a basin to represent his service and ministry to others and $500 will be awarded to the charity of his choice, Forgotten Voices of Mechanicsburg, Pa. 

The Agapé Center for Service and Learning congratulates Christina Fuji, senior biopsychology major, as the Barnabas Servant Leadership student award winner for 2012. Christina will be awarded $500, a basin to represent her service and ministry to others and $500 will be awarded to the charity of her choice, Paxton Street Ministries of Harrisburg, PA. 

Our community is encouraged and strengthened by the commitment to service shown by these award recipients – thank you for taking the time to nominate your peers for this award.

Summer flex-time program and casual dress begin May 21 

Beginning on Monday, May 21, the College will again permit the use of summer flexible work arrangements and business casual dress. Implementation of a Summer Flex-Time Program and the use of business casual dress is at the discretion of the work unit leader and requires approval in advance from the appropriate dean or provost/vice president. Please see this attachment  for complete information.

Departments of purchasing and accounts payable closed May 10, 14 and 15 

Purchasing and accounts payable will be closed Thursday, May 10 from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. to attend a vendor exhibit and luncheon. Accounts payable checks and ACH will be processed on Wednesday, May 9. Thank you for your cooperation in advance. 

The departments of purchasing and accounts payable will also be closed on Monday, May 14 and Tuesday, May 15 for professional development. The check run/ACH will be limited to invoices and requests that were received by Monday, May 7 for processing. The checks will not be available until Friday, May 18 at 1 p.m. Please plan accordingly. The normal check run/ACH will resume the week of May 21-24, which will include anything we received after May 7 through May 18. We appreciate your cooperation.

Important reminder to faculty 

Faculty services would like to remind the faculty that it’s not too early to begin planning ahead. The fall semester 2012 work submission deadlines have been set. Please coordinate the needs of your courses with the set deadlines. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Diane Hunsinger, faculty services supervisor, at ext. 3895. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. 

Open enrollment available for employee benefits

Open enrollment for employee benefits is available until May 25. Please see this attachment for complete details.

Classifieds

Positions available:

Associate Director for Planned and Leadership Gifts — The development office currently has an opening for the position of associate director for planned and leadership gifts. This is a full-time, year-round, administrative position. This position is responsible to identify, cultivate and solicit major and planned giving prospects as well as lead and mentor a team of two regional advancement representatives who are responsible for a defined national and local territory. Education and experience required includes a bachelor’s degree; a CFRE, CPA, CFP or other advanced degree is a plus. A minimum of five years of experience in major and/or planned gifts is also required. Other requirements include excellent human relations skills; strong oral and written communications skills; strong organizational ability; goal oriented and self-motivated; ability to manage and motivate staff; broad knowledge of the College constituency; knowledge of tax computations and tax regulations associated with charitable giving; high level of personal integrity in handling matters of confidence; and demonstrated success in personal solicitation of major gifts. 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 email humanres@messiah.edu. (Application materials sent via e-mail preferred.) A detailed job description is available on the College website. Job-related questions should be directed to Bob Brown, director of planned and leadership gifts, at ext. 2260. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Production Supervisor — The College Press at Messiah College has an immediate opening for the position of production supervisor. This is a full-time, 12-month, band level 7 position. The production supervisor functions as coordinator/supervisor of all in-plant digital and offset production under the supervision of the director of college press and postal services. This includes pre-press, data and file management, production equipment, finishing and bindery equipment and wide format production. Education and experience requirements include  associate’s degree in management or equivalent career experience in print publication field; specialized education in graphic design and prepress software on MAC and PC required; bachelor’s degree preferred; five years of related print shop experience required. Other requirements include knowledge of the capabilities and creative uses of print media production processes, both digital and offset and techniques for pre-press and graphic design; ability to direct and oversee a busy, fast-paced production environment; demonstrated effective interpersonal and human relations skills; ability to effectively motivate and supervise personnel through cooperation, coordination and team building; ability to manage multiple priorities under tight deadlines; ability to effectively lead and train staff members in print production processes;  and ability to remain abreast of innovations, trends and technical capabilities pertaining to the printing industry. 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 email humanres@messiah.edu. (Application materials sent via e-mail preferred.) A detailed job description is available on the College website. Job-related questions should be directed to Dwayne Magee, director of print and mailing services, at dmagee@messiah.edu. Deadline for applications is May 14. 

Prospect Research Officer — The department of development currently has an opening for the position of prospect research officer. This is a full-time, year-round, administrative position. This position is responsible for maintaining a comprehensive program of prospect research, identification, analysis, management and recommendations to support the fundraising efforts of Messiah College. This position will work closely with other directors within college development to implement strategies for engaging and cultivating principal and major gift prospects. This position ensures that the development team has an ongoing stream of prospects for discovery and engagement through innovative identification processes including data mining, donor modeling, surveying and screening. Education and experience required includes a minimum of a bachelor’s degree; master’s degree strongly preferred; two to five years of direct prospect research experience; experience in college or university fundraising environment is strongly preferred; however, we will consider experience in a development, business, library or research environment. The candidate must be proficient using electronic research sources and databases and demonstrate ability to analyze, interpret and communicate this information; must be comfortable working within the framework of an integrated development program and team-oriented environment. 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 email humanres@messiah.edu. (Application materials sent via e-mail preferred.) A detailed job description is available on the College website. Job-related questions should be directed to Bob Brown, director of planned and leadership gifts, at ext. 2260. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Wanted:

Summer housing — Josh Adams, a sophomore history education major, is looking for summer housing near the Gettysburg area (within 30 miles or so). Josh is very easy going, doesn’t mind pets and is able to do house maintenance if needed. If anyone has an open room or a small apartment for rent from the beginning of May through most of August, please contact Josh directly at 814-573-6781 or at  ja1246@messiah.edu.

For rent:

Townhouse — For sale or rent. Two bedroom townhouse located in Grantham near Messiah College. Beautiful hardwood floors and gorgeous tile in the kitchen and bath. Back deck, small shed, off-street parking and laundry. $850 per month. Available in August. Contact Laurie for more information at ext. 2820.

For sale:

HP Scanjet 4750c flatbed scanner — Includes manual, software and slide scanner accessory, $30; Epson Stylus R300 color printer — Iincludes manual, software and one new ink cartridge, $25. If interested, email mcunning@messiah.edu or call ext. 3009.