Archive for 2012

January 12, 2012

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. Put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you. Let your eyes look directly forwards, and your gaze be straight before you. Keep straight the path of your feet, and all your ways will be sure. Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil.

Proverbs 4:23-27 (NRSV)

Remembering one another 

Thank you for reaching out so generously to the Salvation Army at the Employee Christmas Luncheon! We recently received a letter thanking us for the $1,517 that was collected from the red kettles and change boxes. Your donations will benefit local programs and services for people in need.


The “SEEN Journal,” “Making It,” was selected in the American Graphic Design Awards. From over 8,000 entries the “SEEN Journal” was in the very select 15 percent. The journal is art directed by Kathy T. Hettinga, professor of art. Her design assistant was Elizabeth Knepper (‘13). “The SEEN” was published in the 300-page American Graphic Awards Design Annual of the Nov./Dec. GDUSA, Graphic Design USA. The winning design and creative credits are also featured on the Online Winners Gallery. Between the printed and online annual, winning designs will be seen by more than 100,000 creative and marketing people. 

Michael Njoroge Mbito, assistant professor of human development and family science, published a book titled “Kikuyu Circumcision Ritual (Irua Ria Anake): Transition from Boyhood to Manhood among Kikuyu Men — The Experience of the Male Circumcision Ritual in Sub-Sahara Africa.” (Lambert Academic Publishing, December, 2011.)

Messiah 411

MLK Commemoration events set for Jan. 16-19 

The office of multicultural and international student programs (MISP) is excited to present the 2012 MLK Commemoration series beginning Monday, Jan. 16 through Thursday, Jan. 19. It’s MISP’s goal to reflect on the vision and Christian ministry of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the purpose of encouraging and cultivating a deeper commitment to be God’s agents of justice, peace and reconciliation. For the complete MLK schedule, please visit this webpage. All questions can be directed to

Houghton Balkans semester program director to visit campus Jan. 20 

On Friday, Jan. 20 Dr. Meic Pearse, professor of history at Houghton College and program director of the Balkans semester, will be on campus to talk about the Balkans semester. Find more information on this program here

If you are interested in having  Dr. Pearse give a short presentation (anywhere from five to 15 minutes) about this off-campus opportunity in your class(es), please contact Gina Jablonski, administrative assistant for international programs and the EpiCenter, at to schedule.

Did you get an iPad for Christmas? 

A task force has created an iPad Apps web page just for you. It contains resources on setting up your iPad and helpful apps. Start at the iPad Toolbox to get started. You may also want to join our Useful iPad Apps list serv. Subscribe here

Save the date for Gym and Pool Bash 2012 

This year the office of human resources is partnering with the alumni office to present Gym and Pool Bash 2012. This is the first year that this event is open to employees. Don’t miss out! Grab your familyand swimsuit and come enjoy Messiah’s gym and pool facilities. There will be games (such as volleyball and basketball), children’s activities and pool sessions. And what’s a bash without dessert? There will be delicious ice cream served in the Falcon Express Cafe.

Who: Open to all alumni, employees and their families

Where: Sollenberger Sports Center

When: Saturday, Feb. 4, 1 – 3:30 p.m.

Cost: Only $1/per person, to be paid at the door

You must register in advance in order to use the pool. More details to follow. 

Murray Library to close Jan. 16 

The Library will be closed Monday, Jan. 16 as part of the College’s annual observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Library will re-open at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Please plan accordingly.


Lead Cook — The department of dining services currently has an opening for the position of  lead cook. This is a full-time, 12-month, band level 7D position. Responsibilities include overseeing and assisting in lunch and dinner production ensuring that safety, quality, quantity and appearance standards are met. Provide same oversight and assistance to lunch and dinner catering production. Education and experience required include an associate’s degree in culinary arts preferred, certification in ServSafe required; two years of high-volume restaurant, hotel or institutional culinary experience and one-year supervisory experience. Other requirements include demonstrated effective interpersonal and human relations skills; ability to effectively train, mentor and direct staff to achieve consistently high standards; excellent time management and organizational skills including the ability to efficiently coordinate resources; demonstrated culinary skills and artistic ability; solid mathematical skills and reasoning ability required to make sound production decisions based on usage formulas; understanding of food cost, labor cost, contribution margin, and factors which directly affect net profit. To apply, please submit a résumé, letter of interest 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 Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position has been 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

For sale: 

Bumbo with tray — $20, retails  for $45; Swing — $50, retails for $129; Playpen — $25; Sling — $10, retails for $50; Baby Bjorn Active — with back support, $75, retails for $130. All items are in great condition. I have additional items, just let me know what you are looking for. For more information, contact Trisha Gudeman at ext. 7215 or 814-404-9764.  

Ice Melt — 40 lb. bag of Jiffy Melt blend good to -5 degrees F, limited quantity, $10. Contact Les Weian at ext. 2901 or 574-3278.