Archive for 2012

June 21, 2012

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts. See if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Psalm 139:23-24 (NRSV)


Raeann Hamon, distinguished professor of family science and gerontology, recently presented “Integrating Skills Employers Want in Grading Rubrics” at the Family Science Association’s Teaching Family Science Conference in Baddeck, Nova Scotia.

Messiah 411

Summer conference groups for June 21-28

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

Princeton Christian Church, June 21 – 24 (225 attendees)

Boys’ Soccer College Prep, June 22 – 23 (100 attendees)

Keystone CFO, June 24 – 29 (240 attendees)

Boys’ Lacrosse, June 24 – 28 (120 attendees)

Boys’ Individual Basketball, June 24 – 28 (100 attendees)

Girls’ Softball, June 24 – 28 (35 attendees)

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

Contact for campus print and web projects 

The office of marketing and public relations is pleased to announce that Kim Christen is serving in a newly restructured full-time position as the marketing and public relations services coordinator. Please contact Kim at ext. 7342 or at if you would like to initiate a print or web communications project for your campus department or program.  To learn more about the services that marketing and public relations provides to the campus community, visit our recently redesigned web site at


Positions available:

Director of Annual Giving — The office of development currently has an opening for the position of director of annual giving. This is a full-time, 12-month, administrative position. This position is responsible for implementing a comprehensive annual giving strategy as well as managing select marketing materials and communications for the development office. Education and experience required includes a bachelor’s degree in communication, marketing or related field; master’s degree preferred. Other requirements include four years of development management experience, including at least two years as the director of annual giving (preferred); expert understanding of annual giving and the ability to develop a strong case for giving to Messiah; highly polished oral and written communication skills; ability to develop strategic action plans to achieve goals related to giving and participation; ability to motivate team toward achieving annual fund goals; excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to understand needs and priorities of the entire development office while simultaneously advocating for the importance of annual giving; and ability to recruit and train volunteers. 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 e-mail (Application materials are preferred via e-mail.) A job description is available on the College website. Job-related questions should be directed to Jon Stuckey, director of development, at Deadline for application is July 6.

IT Policy and Security Coordinator — The department of information technology services currently has an opening for the position of IT policy and security coordinator (this position replaces the previously posted position of ITS security analyst and project coordinator). This position is responsible to provide coordination of IT security initiatives, promote security awareness and compliance within the college community, develop and deliver corresponding training, and work with groups within IT that are responsible for user accounts and physical security of IT resources. Education and experience required includes a bachelor’s degree with coursework in information systems and two years of experience in IT security planning or monitoring, policy and/or procedure writing, and development and delivery of training. Other requirements include thorough knowledge of information security and privacy best practices; strong communication skills including the ability to deliver effective training in classroom setting; excellent analytical skills; proactive problem-solving approach; strong organizational skills, including time management skills and the ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities; ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others; demonstrated commitment to continued learning and professional development; and ability to maintain strict confidentiality. 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 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 John Luft, director of information services, at Deadline for applications July 5.


Sofa – Print pattern. Great condition. Call for photo. Contact Laurie at ext. 2820.

For rent:

Apartment — Lovely two-bedroom, one bath apartment in a quiet neighborhood only a five minute walk from campus. Off-street parking, screened-in porch, washer and dryer. $700 per month, including utilities. Available in late July. References requested. Call 717-215-1128 or 717-829-3979.

For sale:

Canon surround sound speakers – Two front with stands, two rear with stands, center channel, and subwoofer. Asking $150. Please contact Abby at

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

Outside organization announcement:

Enjoy scrapbooking or crafting with friends? — Join us for a weekend of scrapbooking, friends, food and fun. This tropical-themed event is being held at the Monroe Township Hall, Cumberland County, which is approximately five miles west of Messiah College campus. The hall will be open for activity starting at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 29 and all day Saturday, June 30.  See flyer for supporting details!