Archive for 2012

July 5, 2012

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him.
Ephesians 1:16-17 (NRSV)


Amy VanDerWerf, director of residence life at Messiah College, was recently recognized by her peers with the Ruth Bamford Award from the Association for Christians in Student Development (ACSD) for her visionary leadership, effective residential programming philosophy, faith commitment, and ongoing scholarly contributions to the field of student affairs.

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Summer conference groups for week of July 5

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

Boys’ Wrestling (225 attendees) 

Boys’ Soccer Day Camp (300 attendees)

EpiCenter gets name and location change 

The EpiCenter has moved and had a name change. The newly formed intercultural office includes education abroad (Wendy Lippert, director), international programs (Faith Minnich, director), multicultural programs (Tatiana Diaz, director), and international student programs (Kevin Villegas, director). The intercultural office is located on the second floor of Larsen Student Union. Our suite number is 3050 and the main phone number is ext. 2131. 

Mark your calendars to join us on Thursday, Sept. 6 from 3-5 p.m. to see our new space and learn more about the new intercultural office. More details will be coming soon!

Don’t get left out…send in your fall public events 

The office of marketing and public relations is again producing a Highlights brochure to promote the public events occurring on campus during the fall semester. In an effort to bring more people to campus, we will mail the brochure to more than 5,000 homes in the community in early September. To ensure your public event is included, i.e. a concert, recital, play, lecture, conference, performance or any other event at which you would welcome the general public, please send the event, date, time, place, contact name, admission charge (if any), and phone number to Kim Christen no later than Friday, July 13. 

If your events are unable to be finalized by that date, please forward them to the marketing and public relations office as soon as they are confirmed. Although we will be unable to include them in the brochure, we will still be able to advertise them on our public events line as well as through news releases. 

The Highlights brochures have been very well received in the past and demand for them has been high, both on and off campus. If you would like to order a quantity for your own department’s use, please call Kim Christen at ext. 7326. There will be a charge of $12 per 100 brochures (12 cents per copy) to cover the additional printing costs.



Furniture from library available — Due to construction and renovation in the Library this summer, the following pieces of furniture are no longer needed and are available for other offices on campus: microfilm and microfiche cabinets, chairs, workstation unit, and display rack. These are available to the community before they move to storage next week. You must arrange moving of the furniture. Please contact Liz Kielley, ext. 3850 or, with questions or for more information.

Office supplies — In preparation for the office alumni and parent relations move to Eisenhower Campus Center later this month, we have been cleaning out the attic and cupboards. We found lots of fun stuff – office desk items, folders, giveaways, etc. Stop by the McBeth conference room on Monday, July 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to grab something – everything is free. We will even have some munchies!

Outside organization annoucement:

Immanuel Church yard sale set for July 7 — Immanuel Church, 800 S. Market Street in Mechanicsburg, is having a yard sale on Saturday, July 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There promise to be “treasures” aplenty! Hot dogs, drinks, and baked goods will also be sold with all proceeds benefitting a youth group trip to LIFE 2013. For more information, contact Beth Lorow at