Archive for 2012

May 24, 2012

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of the water of life,
and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
Revelation 7:17 (NRSV)

News

Lois Beck, professor of French and communications, had two book reviews in recent issues of “The French Review”: “Elles vivaient d’espoir” by Claudie Hunzinger in March and “Le Silence de ma Mère” by Antoine Silber in April.

Messiah 411

Announcements from the office of the provost

John Addleman has agreed to serve as interim dean of the School of Business, Education and Social Sciences for the 2012-13 academic year. John brings many years of experience to this position as chair of the department of psychology and most recently as director of the counseling program. John will continue as director of the counseling program but will not be teaching in the program next year.

Given John’s continued responsibilities in counseling, I have asked Jenn Fisler to serve as assistant dean. Jenn will support John one-quarter of the time and she will continue in her roles as director of teacher education and director of academic assessment. John will begin his service as interim dean on Monday, May 28 and Jenn will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 1. I appreciate John’s and Jenn’s willingness to serve in this capacity and look forward to working with them in this transitional year. The search for the permanent dean will begin early in the fall. I look forward to working with the search committee in anticipation of a successful search next fall. Thank you for your patience and continued support during this transition period.

Randy Basinger, provost

Provost makes announcements about new and current faculty positions 

Please see this attachment for announcements about faculty.

Debate and Ravi Zacharias lecture coming to Messiah College in October 

The Connection Ministries (TCM), an area non-profit group, is sponsoring a debate and lecture to be held in Brubaker Auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 7-9 p.m.  The debate titled “Faith vs. Atheism: Does God Exist?” will feature Dinesh D’Souza, president of King’s College and Dan Barker, president of the Freedom from Religion Foundation. Following the debate will be a keynote lecture by Ravi Zacharias, well-known Christian apologist. Although not a Messiah College-initiated event, the church relations office is working with TCM to bring this event to our campus. Tickets are only available via ravi.eventbrite.com.

Open enrollment available for employee benefits 

Open enrollment began Monday, April 30. This is the time to review your benefits and choose the best options for you and your family. This is the time to:

  • Review your current benefit elections.
  • Verify your personal information and make changes, if necessary.
  • Make your benefit elections.  

All changes/enrollments will be effective July 1. 

  • If you wish to participate in the health insurance waiver bonus, you must submit a new insurance waiver form and health and welfate open enrollment form. 
  • If you wish to participate in the flexible spending account(s), you must submit a new flexible spending account enrollment form and health and welfare open enrollment form. 
  • If you wish to enroll, drop or change who is covered on a benefit plan, you must submit a health and welfare open enrollment form as well as the appropriate plan change form. 
  • If you (1) do not receive the health insurance waiver AND (2) do not wish to participate in the flexible spending account AND (3) are not making any changes to your benefits, you do not need to do anything.  

All changes/enrollments will be effective July 1. Forms can be found here. Please contact Su Deitch, manager of benefits, at ext. 7085 or sdeitch@messiah.edu if you have questions.

Classifieds

Positions available:

Admissions Counselor — The office of admissions currently has an opening for the position of admissions counselor. This is a full-time, 12-month, administrative position. The admissions counselor oversees recruitment and admissions efforts for a specific geographic region and is responsible for communicating the mission of Messiah College to prospective students and their families while assisting them through the entire admissions process from recruitment to enrollment. A bachelor’s degree is required. The successful candidate must have strong and effective interpersonal skills in relating to high school age students and their parents with an emphasis on customer service; excellent communication skills both orally and in writing; organization and time management skills; computer experience with MicroSoft Office Suite; must be a self-starter with the ability to work without direct supervision while traveling; ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; ability to work with and relate to both on and off campus publics. A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel frequently is also required. To apply, please submit a résumé, letter of interest and statement of faith to Messiah College, Human Resources, Box 3015, Grantham, PA 17027 or email humanres@messiah.edu. (Application materials are strongly preferred via email.) A job description is available in human resources or on the College website.  Job-related questions should be directed to Dana Britton, director of admissions, at ext. 7270. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will accepted until the position is filled.

Campus Events Worker II (Custodial),
Floater, Residence Halls — The department of campus events currently has an opening for the position of campus events worker II. This is a full-time, 12-month, band 7B position. The campus events worker II is an experienced custodial position dedicated to building maintenance and cleaning. In addition, this position is occasionally responsible for the set-up and tear-down of special events, classroom set up and event support. This position may also supervise a team of work study students. Candidates should have a high school diploma or equivalent, have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs., share the enthusiasm of being a part of a college community and have the ability to interact professionally with students and conference guests. Two years of work experience is required; custodial or events experience preferred. To apply, please submit a résumé and cover letter to Messiah College, Human Resources, Box 3015, Grantham, PA 17027 or email humanres@messiah.edu. (Application materials are preferred via email.) A job description is available in human resources or on the College website. Job-related questions should be directed to Scott Zeigler, campus events Manager, at ext. 2940. Applications will be reviewed upon request and will be accepted until the position is filled.

For rent:

Apartment — Two floors, kitchen and living room downstairs, bedroom and bathroom with walk-in closet upstairs. One bathroom, patio with outside, locked storage shed. Air conditioner, full-size refrigerator, dishwasher, oven and four-burner stove. Off-street parking lot. Located five minutes from Rt. 15 (Rossmoyne Rd. exit), 10 minutes from Carlisle Pike, very nice, quiet residential neighborhood. Electric and water not included; utilities for two people approximately $85/month total; one person approximately $50-$65/month total. Laundry facility is around the corner. For more information, contact Stephen Beaver at sbeaver@messiah.edu. 

Cozy cottage at the shore — Located at Stone Harbor, N.J. Two small bedrooms, one bath, large living-dining area. Panoramic view of wetlands. Surround deck and dock with gazebo. Play, reading and outdoor living area under the house which sits on pilings. Kids love it. Convenient for a rainy day. $850 for the week. Beach tags for six included. Call 717-579-9899, 717-805-8982, or email lbeck@messiah.edu.

Wanted:

Airport drivers needed — The Agapé Center is working to send out three summer missions teams to Rodeo, Bolivia, Torotoro, Bolivia and the Dominican Republic, and we need YOUR help to get them there! If you have a license to drive Messiah cars, minivans and/or 15-passenger vans, please consider driving teams to the airport on the dates below:

Sunday, June 3 and Tuesday, June 12 – Dulles International Airport, Washington, D.C. (Rodeo, Bolivia team)

Thursday, June 21 and Friday, July 6 (two 15-passenger vans) – Dulles International Airport, Washington, D.C. (Torotoro, Bolivia team)

Sunday, July 15 and Sunday, July 29 – Baltimore International Airport, Baltimore, Md. (Dominican team) 

Each driver (for each trip) will receive a $50 Messiah gift card. Please contact Kerrie Taylor at ketaylor@messiah.edu or ext. 7255.

Free:

Label maker tape —The office of multicultural programs office has three unopened and free label maker tapes for a DYMO label maker compatible with LabelPoint, LabelManager and LabelWriter Duo. Black type on white tape. .5 in. wide. If you can use these please call Sheryl at ext.  5240.