Archive for 2012

June 14, 2012

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
Galatians 6:2 (NRSV)

News

David Hagenbuch, associate professor of marketing, wrote an article titled “Is there Overrepresentation of Students of Color in Christian Higher Education Advertising and Do Students Care?” that was published in the spring 2012 edition of the “Christian Business Academy Review.” The article is based on research he conducted with his advertising ethics honors class. 

It is with pleasure that we announce the appointment of Stacey Griffiths as the new director of the Early Learning Center beginning July 2. Stacey holds a M. Ed., elementary education, B.A. in psychology and a B.A. in social sciences interdisciplinary program—early childhood concentration—from the State University of New York at Buffalo and comes to us with over 12 years of experience in the early childhood field. Stacey is no stranger to the Messiah College community as she had previously served as a group supervisor, master teacher and assistant director/interim director in the Early Learning Center from 1999 – 2007. Please join with us in welcoming Stacey on her return to the Messiah College community and wishing her much success in her new position.
John Addleman, interim dean and Jenn Fisler, assistant dean of the School of Business, Education and Social Sciences

Messiah 411

Summer conference groups for June 15-22

Messiah College will be hosting the following groups in the upcoming week:

Washington International, June 15 – 17 

Girls’ Soccer College Prep, June 15 – 17

Girls’ Individual Basketball,  June 17 – 21 

Girls’ Soccer Day Camp, June 17 – 22

Farewell reception for employee June 22 

Please join us for a reception in the Climenhaga Homestead from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 22, as we bid a reluctant but fond farewell to Kristin Zummo. Kristin and her husband Mike are moving to Connecticut where Mike will be pursuing a position in engineering. Kristin has impacted the Messiah community in so many ways, first as a student and then as an employee in campus events, alumni and parent relations and most recently as director of the annual fund. She has been a wonderful and very tangible reflection of the mission of Messiah College and she will be deeply missed. Join us as we wish her and Mike God’s abiding direction and presence in this next chapter in their lives.
Jon Stuckey, director of development

Network files unavailable June 17 

Due to maintenance procedures, the network drives (i.e. M:, O:, and Q: drives) will be UNAVAILABLE on Sunday, June 17 starting at 6 a.m. throughout the day until Monday, June 18. All other systems such as  Banner, Sakai, MCSquare, email, etc. will continue to operate NORMALLY over the weekend. If you need access to files on Sunday, please arrange to copy them locally prior to Sunday and copy them back to the network on Monday. Please watch for a mass email for additional details and updates. Contact the ITS helpdesk at ext. 4444 with questions or concerns.

Office of marketing and public relations launches new website 

Not sure who to call to initiate a web or print project? Wondering whether you can peruse the College’s archive of digital photography? Uncertain how to invite media coverage of your upcoming event? All these questions (and so many more!) are answered on the new office of marketing and public relations website. Please visit our new site and get acquainted with the myriad services we offer and admire some of the outstanding work we’ve done for campus clients. Happy browsing!  

Procurement offers Demo Days for new MC One$ource system 

Registration is now open for the department of procurement’s MC One$ource Demo Days. Join us to see a demonstration of the new eProcurement solution MC One$ource. Experience a streamlined purchasing process from requisition through invoice. Space is limited. Sign up for one of our Demo Days under “Employee Training” on the “Employee” tab on MCSquare.   

Campus Events completing furniture inventory 

Campus Events will be completing a furniture inventory in administrative and academic buildings on campus over the next two months. We will be entering offices during first and second-shifts. We want to perform the inventory in the least disruptive manner and as accurately as possible. If you have personal furniture in your office, please place a post-it note on the item(s) with “personal” written on it in a visible location. We will be attaching barcodes to College-owned furniture so that future inventories can be completed by using a scanner. We will keep you updated as the project progresses. Thank you for your kind understanding as we complete the inventory.

It’s not too late to apply for a merit scholarship to Harrisburg Academy 

Harrisburg Academy is offering one renewable $10,000 scholarship to the children of full-time employees of the College. This scholarship is available to any child who is entering grades five – 11 and meets the admissions standards of the academy. For more information, contact Jessica Warren at the Harrisburg Academy at 717-763-7811 or visit their website at www.harrisburgacademy.org. The deadline for applying has been extended to Sunday, July 1. Please see attachment for more information.

Classifieds

Positions available:

Administrative Assistant to the Director of Planned & Leadership Gifts — The department of development currently has an opening for the position of administrative assistant to the director of planned and leadership gifts. This is a full-time, 12-month, band 7C position. This position provides administrative assistance to the office of planned and leadership gifts as assigned by the director of planned and leadership gifts. Education and experience required includes an associate’s degree as well as one year of administrative assistant experience providing support in a professional environment. Other requirements include high commitment to accuracy and attention to detail; ability to take initiative and work independently; ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and personal integrity; strong interpersonal skills that work successfully across a broad spectrum of College contacts (students, employees, community leaders, parents, donors, etc.); a polished phone presence and the ability to communicate effectively; and strong computer proficiency in Microsoft Office as well as database applications. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, résumé, statement of faith and salary requirements 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 on the College website.  Job-related questions should be directed to Bob Brown, director of planned and leadership gifts, at bbrown@messiah.edu. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Clinical Liaison/Placement Coordinator (Part-time) — The department of nursing currently has an opening for the position of clinical liaison/placement coordinator. This is a part-time, 20 hours-per-week, academic year (nine-month) position. This position is responsible for all duties related to clinical placement of undergraduate and graduate nursing students in clinical practice sites requiring flexibly scheduled hours throughout the academic year. Education and experience required includes a bachelor of science in nursing; current unrestricted RN license in Pennsylvania required. Three years relevant nursing practice including recent clinical experience; experience in BLS, ACLS, or ATLS is preferred. Other requirements include desire to work with students and faculty; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; proficiency in the use of MS Office Suite, Outlook and the internet; ability to manage a learning management site in Sakai or other designated LMS; nursing practice competence in technical skills sufficient to train and evaluate nursing students; strong organizational skills, including time management skills and the ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities; rigorous attention to detail; demonstrated commitment to professional development, ethics and continued learning; ability to maintain strict confidentiality; and flexibility in scheduling of hours. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, résumé, statement of faith and salary requirements 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 on the College website.  Anticipated start date is Thursday, Aug. 23. Job-related questions should be directed to Carolyn Kreamer, chair of the department of nursing, at kreamer@messiah.edu. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Part-time Administrative Assistant for the Teacher Education Program and the Graduate Program in Education — The teacher education program and graduate program in education currently has an opening for the position of administrative assistant. This is a part-time, 12-months, 30 hours-per -week during the academic year and 10 hours-per-week in the summer, band 7C position. This position provides support to the work of the teacher education program and the graduate program in education. Responsibilities include implementing multiple procedures related to graduate and post-baccalaureate students’ program entry, continuation and exit and field experience placements. Education and experience required includes an associate’s degree required; bachelor’s degree preferred as well as two to three years of administrative support experience; at least one year of experience with teacher education and teacher certification preferred. Other requirements include professional-level communication skills, including strong writing, editing, speaking and comprehension skills; strong organizational skills including time management and the ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities; ability to communicate successfully across departments and with various constituencies, including external contacts; expert computer proficiency including the ability to work independently in Banner, Excel and various databases as well as understand basic web design; ability to work independently on complex projects managing significant portions with little to no oversight; and understanding of compliance and regulations related to teacher certification preferred. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, résumé, statement of faith and salary requirements 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.Job-related questions should be directed to Jenn Fisler, interim assistant dean of Business, Education and Social Sciences, at jfisler@messiah.edu.  Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Student Accounts Representative and Coordinator of Education Benefits — The business office currently has an opening for the position of student accounts representative and coordinator of education benefits. This is a full-time, 12-month, administrative position. This position is responsible for the oversight and coordination of military education benefit programs and serves as a Veterans Certifying Official. This position also acts as student services counselor to students receiving military and veteran’s benefits, international students and other students whose accounts are paid by third party agencies. Education and experience required includes a minimum of an associate’s degree with a demonstrated track record with the defined student populations; bachelor’s degree preferred. Three years of experience in financial aid processing, financial aid counseling, work with interpretation of federal/state regulations and/or legislation or other pertinent experience. Other requirements include excellent math and accounting skills and the ability to handle mathematical calculations with speed and accuracy; expert understanding and proficiency with computerized information and billing and financial aid systems; strong communication skills, including the ability to communicate with credibility and confidence to various constituencies and across different departments, as well as government and other agencies; excellent customer services skills, including the ability to handle sensitive situations with confidence and display unconditional positive regard; strong ability to identify, analyze and solve problems and develop cohesive and practical solutions that fit the department policies, practices and methods; commitment to detail and quality work that is reliable and consistent; sophisticated understanding of the interrelationships of students’ eligibility and available benefits to make appropriate professional judgment decisions; dedication to quality student service and appreciation of the relationship between financial access issues and the College’s recruitment and retention effort; and ability to organize work in a systematic way and manage time effectively. Applicants should provide a letter of application summarizing interest in the College and the position, a comprehensive résumé, salary requirements and a statement of faith. Application materials should be sent to Messiah College, Human Resources, Box 3015, Grantham, PA 17027 or emailed to humanres@messiah.edu. (Application materials are preferred via email.) Job-related questions should be directed to Marilyn Donelson, bursar, at mdonelso@messiah.edu. Deadline for applications is Wednesday, June 20.

Free:

Three-ring binders — The admissions office has multiple three-ring binders available for whoever needs them. The majority are three-inch binders but there are some of every size. If you would like any, please come to the admissions lobby in Old Main and check with Laurie Brantner.

Wanted:

Place to rent —Messiah grad and employee looking to rent a house or apartment within 20 minutes of campus. On a tight budget (under $900/month and with three bedrooms.) Not interested in anything in Harrisburg. Please call or email if you know of any places, 410-259-0726 or js1564@messiah.edu.

For rent:

Townhome — Large, 1,800 square foot, three-bedroom, 2.5 bath townhouse in Mechanicsburg is just minutes from Route 15, Mechanicsburg, Dillsburg and only one mile from Messiah College. The three-year-old townhouse has a two-car garage, an open floor plan with a deck off the first floor dining room and a beautiful kitchen with new appliances and a breakfast bar. The home features big closets and tons of storage. There is also a huge nicely finished walkout basement. The master suite has a large bathroom and sizable walk-in closet. This rental includes all appliances, washer/dryer, lawn care, snow removal, sewer and trash, as well as gym access and playground at the community center just steps away. It is in a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood. Contact Kristin Zummo at kzummo@messiah.edu to request more information or photos.

For sale:

Boat engine —2001 Mercury outboard motor, eight-horse, two-stroke. Contact 717-487-4305.

TV stand with pivoting top and glass doors —Very good condition. Asking $50. Contact spike@messiah.edu

Maytag Atlantis washer and dryer — Both four to five years old, run well. Asking $250 for washer and $200 for dryer.; Graco backless booster car seat — Excellent condition, $10. Call 717- 502-6958.